Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as optimistic investors continued their buying spree on sector-wise issues.

Following the previous day’s sharp gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid 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 rose 14 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 19.42 points or 0.36 percent to reach at 5,484 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 4.12 points to stand at 1,912 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 5.95 points to reach at 1,251 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at BDT 675 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 179 advanced, 44 declined and 27 remained unchanged.

BBS Cables was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 82 million changing hands, closely followed by JMI Syringes, Beximco, BDCOM Online and ML Dyeing.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 14 points to stand at 16,744, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 4.0 points to stand at 10,119 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 35 gained, 16 declined and 09 issues remained unchanged with Tk 13 million in turnover.