Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks stayed in the positive trend at midday on Thursday as some investors continued on buying spree on sector-wise stocks.
Following the previous day’s marginal correction, 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 21 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 42 points at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX gained more than 20 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 61 points at 11:00am.
After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced more than 21 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index gained 40 points at 12noon, when the report was filed.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,458 points, advancing 21.52 points or 0.39 percent at 12noon.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 15 points to reach at 1,937 points till then.
However, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES), fell 2.94 points to stand at 1,271 points till then.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 2.90 billion when the report was filed at 12noon.
Summit Power was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 393 million changing hands, closely followed by Khulna Power BDT 267 million, Beximco BDT 240 million, United Power BDT 136 million and Nurani Dyeing BDT 75 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 167 advanced, 99 declined and 48 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE), also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Shares Price Index of port city’s bourse–advancing 40 points to stand at 16,821 points, also at 12noon.
The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also gained 25 points to reach at 10,190 points till then.
Of the issues traded till then, 72 gained, 40 declined and 18 issues remained unchanged with BDT 112 million in turnover.