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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks failed to stay positive trend at midday on Tuesday as risk-averse investors started to book profit on sector specific stocks.
Following the previous day’s mild correction, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 4.55 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 5.33 points within first 15 minutes of trading at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX stands at 5,533.62, advancing 4.11 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 7.41points.
After 11:15am, it started to decline and at 12:00 noon, the DSEX fell 9.28 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse lost 14 points when the report was filing.

After one and a half hours of trading, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) stands at 5,520 points, losing 9.28 points or 0.16 percent when the report was filing at 12:00 noon.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also fell 5.16 points or 0.25 percent to reach at 2,030.44 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 0.01 points to reach at 1,276 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 3.12 billion, when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.
Doreen Power led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 217 million changing hands till then, followed by LankaBangla Finance BDT 192 million, Bangladesh Finance BDT 171 million, Premier Leasing BDT 108 million and Mercantile Bank BDT 100 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 115 advanced, 132 declined and 52 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also returned to red with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –losing 14 points to stand at 10,390 points, also at 12:00 noon.
Of the issues traded till then, 64 gained, 79 declined and 24 issues remained unchanged with BDT 153 million in turnover.