Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks turned mixed at midday on Sunday as investors were active on both sides of trading fence amid ongoing earnings and dividend declaration session.
Following the previous week’s marginal correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened positive amid low trading activities.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly more than 18 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 3.10 points at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, the index movement slowed down somewhat and DSEX advanced more than 12.32 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 1.36 points at 11:00am.
After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced nearly 5.0 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse lost 20 points when the report was filed at 12noon.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 6,044 points, advancing 4.76 points or 0.07 percent at 12noon.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 0.80 points or 0.03 percent to reach at 2,189 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also advanced 3.13 points or 0.23 percent to reach at 1,333 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.88 billion, when the report was filed at 12noon.
LankaBangla Finance dominated the turnover chart till then with shares of BDT 135 million changing hands, followed by Rangpur Foundry BDT 83 million, Exim Bank BDT 63 million, IFAD Autos BDT 58 million and IDLC Finance BDT 57 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 100 advanced, 140 declined and 62 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
However, the port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw downturn till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – losing 20.37 points to stand at 11,309 points, also at 12noon.
Of the issues traded till then, 51 gained, 87 declined and 23 issues remained unchanged with BDT 54 in turnover.