Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks stayed in positive territory at midday on Thursday as investors remained active on sector-wise issues ahead of Eid Festival.
Following the previous day’s marginal correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive trend at opening amid thin participation of investors as Eid festival nears.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 10 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 4.27 points at 10:15am.
After first 30 minutes of trading, DSEX rose more than 16 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse advanced 17 points at 11:00am.
After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX, the prime index of the DSE advanced 12.52 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 20 points when the report was filed at 12noon.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,868 points, advancing 12.52 points or 0.21 percent at 12noon.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also gained 1.12 points or 0.05 percent to reach at 2103 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 0.75 points or 0.05 percent to reach at 1,305 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 2.60 billion, when the report was filed at 12noon.
Bangladesh Building Systems led the turnover chart till then with shares worth BDT 255 million changing hands, closely followed by BSS Cables BDT 221 million, LankaBangla Finance BDT 107 million, ACI BDT 86 million and C&A Textiles BDT 70 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 165 advanced, 86 declined and 64 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 20 points to stand at 11005 points, also at 12noon.
Of the issues traded till then, 88 gained, 53 declined and 30 issues remained unchanged with BDT 113 in turnover.