Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed higher trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as investors are active on sector-wise stocks ahead of dividend declarations.

Following the previous day’s marginal gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed upward trend in early hours amid rising trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 31 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 70 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 31.55 points or 0.52 percent to reach at 6,119 points at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips gained 8.67 points or 0.38 percent to reach at 2,254 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 6.25 points or 0.44 percent to stand at 1,413 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 795 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 184 advanced, 30 declined and 24 remained unchanged.

LankaBangla Finance was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 105 million changing hands, followed by Fu-Wang Foods BDT 62 million, Fine Foods BDT 36 million, Monno Ceramic 36 million and Fu-Wang Ceramic BDT 35 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also opened higher with CSE All Share Price Index – CASPI – advancing 70 points to stand at 18,891, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also gained 42 points to stand at 11,399 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 62 gained, 10 declined and 5 issues remained unchanged with BDT 25 million in turnover.