Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Thursday as the optimistic investors continued their buying spree on sector specific stocks.
Maintaining the previous marginal gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher in early trading amid slow activities.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 14.68 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 26.41 points when the report was filing at 10:45am.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 14.68 points or 0.26 per cent to stand at 5,698.98 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other indices also saw positive trend.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 6.14 points or 0.30 per cent to reach at 2,057.48 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 3.58 points or 0.27 per cent to stand at 1,313.39 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 549 million when the report was filed at 10:45 million.
IFIC Bank dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 96 million changing hands till then, closely followed by LankaBangla Finance BDT 58 million, Khan Brothers PP Woven Bag Industries BDT 42 million, MJL Bangladesh BDT 25 million and Union Capital BDT 24 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 110 advanced, 40 declined and 39 issues remained unchanged.
The port city bourse CSE also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 26.41 points to stand at 10,706 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 39 gained, 11 declined and 16 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 25 million.