Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks stayed upbeat at midday on Tuesday as optimistic investors remained active on sector-wise issues amid pre-Eid optimism.
After hitting record 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 higher amid rising turnover.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 18 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 29 points at 10:15am.
After first 30 minutes of trading, DSEX rose more than 19 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse advanced 53 points at 11:00am.
After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX, the prime index of the DSE advanced more than 26 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 57 points when the report was filed at 12noon.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,974 points, advancing 26.58 points or 0.44 percent at 12noon.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 7.65 points or 0.36 percent to reach at 2129 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 5.69 points or 0.43 percent to reach at 1,318 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at BDT 4.13 billion, when the report was filed at 12noon.
IFIC Bank led the turnover chart till then with shares worth BDT 292 million changing hands, closely followed by RAK Ceramics BDT 238 million, BBS Cables BDT 178 million, Fu-Wang Ceramics BDT 161 million and AB Bank BDT 158 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 177 advanced, 86 declined and 49 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 57 to stand at 11,201 points, also at 12noon.
Of the issues traded till then, 124 gained, 52 declined and 20 issues remained unchanged with BDT 209 in turnover.