Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Tuesday, the third session of the week, as optimistic investors remained active on sector specific stocks.
Both bourses – the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw upward trend till the report was filing at 10:45am.
The key index of the DSE advanced 27.79 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 37.86 points within first 15 minutes of the day’s trading at 10:45am.
After crossing the 5,200-mark in the previous day, DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 27.79 points or 0.53 per cent to stand at 5,242.39 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other indices also saw upward trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 7.49 points or 0.39 per cent to reach at 1,886.61 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 5.72 points or 0.46 per cent to stand at 1,235.94 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.63 billion when the report was filed at 10:45 million, riding on Beximco and Bangladesh Building Systems.
Of the issues traded till then, 177 advanced, 34 declined and 25 issues remained unchanged.
Beximco dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 116 million changing hands till then, closely followed by Bangladesh Building Systems BDT 104 million, DESCO BDT 82 million, Saif Powertec BDT 80 million and LankaBangla Finance BDT 73 million.
The port city bourse CSE also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –gaining 37.86 points to stand at 9,738.35 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 64 gained, 12 declined and 12 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 60 million.