Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks stayed positive at midday on Monday as the optimistic investors remained on buying spree on sector specific large-cap stocks.
Following the previous day’s correction, the country’s premier bourse and the port city’s bourse opened higher.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 27 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 46 points when the report was filing at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, the prime index of the major bourse reached at 5725, gaining nearly 34 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose nearly 61 points at 11:00am. However, it slowed down and eroded half of the initial gains at 12:00noon.
At 12:00 noon, the DSEX went up by 15.95 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse advanced 37 points when the report was filing.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
After one and a half hours of trading, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) stands at 5,707.32, gaining 15.95 points or 0.28 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 advanced 7.83 points or 0.38 per cent to reach at 2,091.74 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 10.13 points or 0.78 per cent to reach at 1,311.81 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 3.20 billion when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.
LankaBangla Finance dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 195 million changing hands till then, closely followed by Doreen Power BDT 138 million, Square Pharmaceuticals BDT 120 million, IDLC Finance BDT 110 million and City Bank BDT 105 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 151 advanced, 101 declined and 50 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also stayed positive zone with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 37 points to stand at 10,726 points, also at 12:00 noon.
Of the issues traded till then, 93 gained, 62 declined and 25 issues remained unchanged with BDT 208 million in turnover.
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