Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks stayed early hour’s upward trend at midday on Wednesday as the optimistic investors remained active on sector specific shares.
Maintaining the previous day’s upward trend, DSEX the prime index of the major bourse crossed the 5,700-mark within first 15 minutes of trading, gaining 22 points. However, it slowed down as the session progressed.
After 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s major bourse stands at 5,690.94, advancing 9.68 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 21.60 points at 11:00am.
At 12:00 noon, the DSEX went up by 14.04 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse advanced 24.75 points when the report was filing.
After one and a half hours of trading, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) stands at 5,695.29, advancing 14.04 points or 0.24 per cent when the report was filing at 12:00 noon.
The two other indices also saw positive trend till then.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips gained 4.95 points or 0.24 per cent to reach at 2,048.59 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 1.17 points or 0.08 per cent to reach at 1,310.83 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 4.12 billion when the report was filed at 12:00 noon riding on National bank and Quasem Drycells.
National Bank dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 159 million changing hands till then, followed by Quasem Drycells BDT 142 million, Trust Bank BDT 139 million, Beximco BDT 127 million and Ratanpur Steel BDT 126 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 172 advanced, 87 declined and 52 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also keep upbeat trend as its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 24.75 points to stand at 10,700 points, also at 12:00 noon.
Of the issues traded till then, 96 gained, 59 declined and 34 issues remained unchanged with BDT 218 million in turnover.