Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Sunday as the optimistic investors continued their buying spree on sector specific stocks.
Both bourses – the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher in early trading, maintaining the previous week’s upturn.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 8.05 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 31.43 points when the report was filing at 10:45am.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 8.05 points or 0.14 per cent to stand at 5679.67 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other indices also saw positive trend.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 4.10 points or 0.20 per cent to reach at 2,053.75 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 2.99 points or 0.23 per cent to stand at 1,315.17 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.25 billion when the report was filed at 10:45 million.
LankaBangla Finance dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 244 million changing hands till then, followed by newly listed Shepherd Industries BDT 102 million, IPDC Finance BDT 78 million, Beximco Pharma BDT 54 million and Lafarge Surma Cement BDT 50 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 122 advanced, 45 declined and 42 issues remained unchanged.
The port city bourse CSE also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 31.43 points to stand at 10685 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 45 gained, 11 declined and 11 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 38 million.