Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Monday 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 day’s positive trend.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 12.38 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 19.39 points when the report was filing at 10:45am.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 12.38 points or 0.21 per cent to stand at 5688.63 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other indices also saw positive trend.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 2.82 points or 0.13 per cent to reach at 2,057.85 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 3.0 points or 0.22 per cent to stand at 1,311.80 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.04 billion when the report was filed at 10:45 million.
Beximco dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 94 million changing hands till then, followed by Appollo Ispat BDT 102 million, Active Fine Chemicals BDT 42 million, Fu-Wang Food BDT 41 million and Keya Cosmetics BDT 36 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 128 advanced, 51 declined and 53 issues remained unchanged.
The port city bourse CSE also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 19.39 points to stand at 10678.48 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 54 gained, 19 declined and 12 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 42 million.