Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed mixed trend in early hour of trading on Thursday, the last trading day of the week, as the investors followed cautious stance amid the ongoing downward movement.
Following the last six days’ downward tendency, both the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened negative.
After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse dropped 5.41 points while the Selective Category Index of the port city bourse decreased 8.98 points around 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of day’s trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 15.80 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 7.42 points at 11.00am when the report was filed.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 15.80 points or 0.26 percent to reach at 6,095 points, at 11:00am.
But, the two other induces saw negative trend till then.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips plunged 2.52 points or 0.11 percent to reach 2,175 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also went down 1.85 points or 0.14 percent to stand at 1,348 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 784 million when the report was filed at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 137 advanced, 59 declined and 44 remained unchanged.
The banking sector continued to dominate the turnover chart with Uttara Bank led the chart till then with shares worth BDT 91.54 million changing hands, followed by Shahjalal Islami Bank BDT 60.97 million, Jamuna Bank BDT 53.14 million, Dutch-Bangla Bank BDT 45.23 million, BBS Cables BDT 34.05 million, and Sumit Power BDT 31.13 million.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
However, the port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw gaining trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 7.42 points to stand at 11,405 points, also at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 50 gained, 24 declined and 16 issues remained unchanged with BDT 20 million in turnover.