Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks maintained the positive trend at midday on Thursday as optimistic investors continued to show their buying appetite on sector-wise issues.

After crossing the 5900-mark in the previous day of the DSE’s prime index, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher with rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 19 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 10 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX gained more than 32 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 30 points at 11:00am.

After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced more than 27 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index rose 12 points at 12:00 noon when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,947 points, advancing 27.12 points or 0.37 percent at 12:00 noon.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 2.65 points to reach at 2045 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 3.80 points to stand at 1,325 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 4.33 billion when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.
United Finance was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 195 million changing hands, closely followed by Premier Bank, IFIC Bank, United Power and Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company.

Of the issues traded till then, 206 advanced, 97 declined and 35 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE), also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Shares Price Index of port city’s bourse–gaining 12 points to stand at 18,224 points, also at 12:00 noon.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also rose 7.0 points to reach at 11,011 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 111 gained, 82 declined and 23 issues remained unchanged with BDT 158 million in turnover.