Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks maintained the positive trend at midday on Monday as optimistic investors continued their buying spree on sector-wise large-cap stocks.
Following the previous day’s sharp decline, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.
Within first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 24 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index of port city bourse rose 43 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.
After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced more than 15 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index rose 34 points at 12noon when the report was filed.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 6,220 points, gaining 15.28 points or 0.24 percent at 12noon.
The two other indices saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 2.92 points or 0.13 percent to reach at 2,253 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 1.05 points or 0.07 percent to reach at 1,380 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.84 billion, when the report was filed at 12noon.
Delta Brac Housing Finance was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 112 million changing hands, closely followed by GP BDT 95 million, Baraka Power BDT 94 million, Doreen Power BDT 87 million and Legacy Footwear BDT 79 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 151 advanced, 114 declined and 57 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Shares Price Index of – advancing 34 points to stand at 19,225 points, also at 12noon.
The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also advanced 19 points to reach at 11,624 points till then.
Of the issues traded till then, 82 gained, 61 declined and 30 issues remained unchanged with BDT 84 million in turnover.