Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Sunday as investors are active on sector-wise stocks 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 higher amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 27 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 59 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 27 points or 0.51 percent to reach at 5,365 points at 10:45am. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 14 points to reach at 1,917 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 8.64 points to reach at 1,281points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 1.20 billion when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 150 advanced, 60 declined and 24 remained unchanged.

The Peninsula Chittagong was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 86 million changing hands, closely followed by BBS cables BDT 82 million, National Polymer BDT 72 million, KS Accessories BDT 65 million and dragon Sweater BDT 62 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index-CASPI-advancing 59 points to stand at 16,504, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 41 points to stand at 9,989 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 51 gained, 10 declined and 8 issues remained unchanged with BDT 298 million in turnover.