Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as some optimistic investors are taking position on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous two day’s upturn, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 15 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index of port city bourse rose 17 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 15 points or 0.24 to reach at 6,302 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 5.04 points or 0.22 percent to reach at 2,283 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 2.55 points or 0.18 percent to stand at 1,393 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 645 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 140 advanced, 50 declined and 53 remained unchanged.

Premier Cement was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 62 million changing hands, closely followed by BD Thai BDT 42 million, Legacy Footwear BDT 34 million, Golden Harvest Agro Industries BDT 32 million and Zaheen Spinning BDT 22 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive movement till then with its All Shares Price Index, CAPSI – advancing 17 points to stand at 19,485 points, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also rose 9.0 points to reach at 11,792 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 44 gained, 15 declined and 14 issues remained unchanged with BDT 18 million in turnover.