Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks stayed upbeat trend at midday on Wednesday 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 nearly 12 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 15 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, DSEX stayed positive with 3.54 points gain while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse fell 3.14 points at 11:00am.

After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX rose more than 37 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 58 points when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 6,170 points, advancing 37.35 points or 0.60 percent at 12:00 noon.

Two other indices also saw upward trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 14.51 points or 0.66 percent to reach at 2,196 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 6.83 points or 0.50 percent to reach at 1,348 points.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 3.66 billion, when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.

Newly listed Aamra Networks led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 316 million changing hands, closely followed LankaBangla Finance BDT 208 million, City Bank BDT 174 million, NCC Bank BDT 141 million and Premier Bank BDT 134 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 196 advanced, 78 declined and 37 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 58 points to stand at 11,573 points, also at 12:00 noon.

Of the issues traded till then, 109 gained, 42 declined and 25 issues remained unchanged with BDT 163 million in turnover.

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