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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed mixed trend in early hour of trading on Monday as optimistic investors are active on sector-wise issues amid lucrative prices.

Following the previous four days’ marginal gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) saw positive trend while the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed negative trend amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 13 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse fell 6.0 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 13.52 points or 0.25 percent to reach at 5,295 points at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 4.77 points to stand at 1,855 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 3.13 points to reach at 1,217 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at BDT 317 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 134 advanced, 40 declined and 55 remained unchanged.

The low-cap companies continued to dominate the turnover chart with Paramount Textile was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 30 million changing hands, closely followed by Khulna Power, Beximco, BDCOM Online and daffodil Computers.

However, the port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw negative trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-losing 6.13 points to stand at 16,192, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also fell 5.0 points to stand at 9,794 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 58 gained, 34 declined and 15 issues remained unchanged with BDT 10 million in turnover.