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 Tuesday as investors were active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw upward trend amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 40 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 32 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 40.59 points or 0.77 percent to reach at 5,287 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 10.60 points to stand at 1,870 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also advanced 7.90 points to reach at 1,227 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at BDT 643 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 189 advanced, 23 declined and 24 remained unchanged.

Low-cap companies dominated the turnover chart with Pharma Aids was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 52 million changing hands, closely followed by VFS Tread Dyeing BDT 38 millio, Wata Chemicals BDT 34 million, SK Trims BDT 33 million and Intech BDT 27 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw upward trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 52 points to stand at 16,099, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 32 points to stand at 9,762 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 45 gained, 07 declined and 02 issues remained unchanged with BDT 16 million in turnover.