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 investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s upward movement, 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 rose more than 48 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 68 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX gained more than 59 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse soared 99 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 59.30 points or 0.1.10 per cent to reach at 5,430 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also advanced 22 points to reach at 1,934 points.

The DSE Shariah Index index gained 12 points to reach at 1,282 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 2.50 billion when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Beximco was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 146 million changing hands, closely followed by Ratanpur Steel BDT 135 million, Miracle Industries BDT 129 million, Confidence Cement BDT 112 million and Bashundhara Paper Mills BDT 98 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 211 advanced, 40 declined and 26 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 Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 99 points to stand at 16,647, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also advanced 60 points to stand at 10,073 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 96 gained, 20 declined and 14 issues remained unchanged with BDT 86 million in turnover.