Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks stayed upbeat trend at midday on Tuesday as optimistic investors remained active on sector-wise issues amid optimism.

After hitting new high of the prime index of the major bourse in the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened optimistic amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 25 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 30 points at 10:15am.

After 30 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced more than 26 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 33 points at 11:00am.

After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX, the prime index of the DSE advanced more than 33 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 55 points when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 6.071 points, advancing more than 33 points or 0.55 percent at 12:00 noon.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 10.96 points or 0.51 percent to reach at 2156 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 9.18 points or 0.69 percent to reach at 1,338 points.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 3.78 billion, when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.

LankaBangla Finance led the turnover chart till then with shares worth BDT 176 million changing hands, closely followed by National Bank BDT 149 million, Fortune Shoes BDT 135 million, C&A Textile BDT 112 million and Fu-Ceramic BDT 110 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 185 advanced, 77 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 upward trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –gaining 55 points to stand at 11,373 points, also at 12:00 noon.

Of the issues traded till then, 106 gained, 53 declined and 19 issues remained unchanged with BDT 167 in turnover.

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