Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early trading on Sunday as optimistic investors continued their buying spree on sector specific stocks.
Following the previous week’s marginal gain, both bourses — the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) – opened positive amid slow trading activities.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 13 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 42 points when the report was filing at 10:45am.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 13.29 points or 0.24 percent to stand at 5,554 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 6.26 points or 0.31 percent to reach at 2,040 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 4.24 points or 0.33 percent to stand at 1,279 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 634 million when the report was filed at 10:45 million.
FAS Finance and Investment led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 75 million changing hands till then, closely followed by Doreen Power BDT 73 million, Premier Leasing BDT 45 million, United Power BDT 29 million and National Feed Mills BDT 26 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 117 advanced, 26 declined and 24 issues remained unchanged.
The port city bourse CSE also saw positive trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 42 points to stand at 10,458 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 37 gained, 6 declined and 8 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 17 million.