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 Tuesday as optimistic investors continued their buying spree on sector specific large-cap stocks.
After hitting all-time of the premier bourse’s key index in the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher.
After first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse rose 25 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse advanced 23 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 25 points or 0.42 percent to reach at 5,852 points, when the report was filed at 11:00am.
The two other induces also saw upward trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips rose 9.44 points or 0.44 per cent to 2,131 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 6.18 points or 0.46 percent to stand at 1,326 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 1.88 billion when the report was filed at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 182 advanced, 54 declined and 44 remained unchanged.
Keya Cosmetics was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 181 million changing hands, followed Beximco BDT 117 million, Fu-Wang Food BDT 82 million, Islami Bank BDT 78 million and Agni Systems BDT 69 million.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 23 points to stand at 10,939 points, also at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 69 gained, 29 declined and 21 issues remained unchanged with BDT 90 million in turnover.