Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks stayed on positive trend at midday on Sunday as investors continued their buying spree on sector-wise stocks.
Following the previous week’s upward trend, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher with increasing trading activities.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 28 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 21 points at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, its slowed down somewhat and DSEX advanced more than 13 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 9.26 points at 11:00am.
After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX rose more than 15 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 9.12 points when the report was filed at 12noon.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 6,218 points, advancing 15.22 points or 0.24 percent at 12noon.
Two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 14.56 points or 0.66 percent to reach at 2,216 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 5.41 points or 0.40 percent to reach at 1,355 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 3.98 billion, when the report was filed at 12noon.
Islami Bank Bangladesh led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 383 million changing hands, closely followed National Bank BDT 200 million, Exim Bank BDT 167 million, Aamra Networks BDT 134 million and UCB BDT 126 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 145 advanced, 114 declined and 48 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –advancing 9.12 points to stand at 11,678 points, also at 12noon.
Of the issues traded till then, 71 gained, 71 declined and 24 issues remained unchanged with BDT 164 million in turnover.