Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Bangladesh’s stocks stayed in the positive trend at midday on Thursday as some investors continued their buying spree on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s upward movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed marginally higher amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse gained more than 21 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse advanced 27 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced nearly 22 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 36 points at 11:00am.

After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced more than 12.49 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index rose 46 points at 12:00 noon, when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,254 points, gaining 12.49 points or 0.23 percent at 12:00 noon.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also advanced 2.58 points to reach at 1,856 points till then.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 1.78 points to stand at 1,209 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 2.26 billion when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.
VFS Thread Dyeing was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 98 million changing hands, closely followed by SK Thread Dyeing BDT 92 million, Monno Ceramic BDT 86 million, BBS Cables BDT 85 million, and Prime Textile BDT 77 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 165 advanced, 89 declined and 59 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

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 46 points to stand at 16,113 points, also at 12:00 noon.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also rose 28 points to reach at 9,763 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 84 gained, 45 declined and 24 issues remained unchanged with BDT 82 million in turnover.