Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks maintained the upward trend at midday on Thursday as investors continued their buying spree on sector-wise stocks.
Following the previous day’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 8.24 points at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, DSEX gained more than 33 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 29 points at 11:00am.
After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX rose more than 23 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 25 points when the report was filed at 12noon.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 6,183 points, advancing 23.48 points or 0.38 percent at 12noon.
Two other indices also saw upward trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 5.90 points or 0.26 percent to reach at 2,196 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 2.65 points or 0.19 percent to reach at 1,347 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 3.92 billion, when the report was filed at 12noon.
Newly listed Aamra Networks led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 232 million changing hands, closely followed Uttara Bank BDT 194 million, BBS Cables BDT 157 million, Mercantile Bank BDT 133 million and LankaBangla Finance BDT 127 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 167 advanced, 110 declined and 38 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 its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 25 points to stand at 11,613 points, also at 12noon.
Of the issues traded till then, 81 gained, 78 declined and 24 issues remained unchanged with BDT 160 million in turnover.