Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks stayed in the positive trend at midday on Sunday amid choppy trading as some investors went on selling binge on sector-wise stocks.
Following the previous week’s upward movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 10 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 55 points at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX fell 0.19 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 62 points at 11:00am.
After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced more than 2.25 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index gained 48 points at 12noon, when the report was filed.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,420 points, advancing 2.25 points or 0.06 percent at 12noon.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 1.76 points to reach at 1,900 points till then.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 6.18 points to stand at 1,256 points till then.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 3.50 billion when the report was filed at 12noon.
Khulna Power was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 598 million changing hands, followed by United Power BDT 196 million, Singer BD BDT 155 million, Aman Cotton BDT 116 million and Active Fine Chemicals BDT 115 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 150 advanced, 121 declined and 55 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Shares Price Index of port city’s bourse–advancing 48 points to stand at 16,708 points, also at 12noon.
The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also gained 27 points to reach at 10,117 points till then.
Of the issues traded till then, 76 gained, 54 declined and 18 issues remained unchanged with BDT 80 million in turnover.