Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Sunday as investors are active on sector-wise stocks ahead of Eid festival.

Following the previous week’s marginal gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive trend at opening.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than nearly 19 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 14 points at 10:15am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 19.05 points or 0.32 percent to stand at 5,905 points, at 10:15am.
The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 5.66 points or 0.26 per cent to reach at 2,117 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 1.16 points or 0.08 percent to stand at 1,307 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 705 million when the report was filed at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 132 advanced, 39 declined and 34 remained unchanged.

Ratanpur Steels led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 85 million changing hands, followed by LankaBangla Finance BDT 60 million, BBS Cables BDT 59 million, ACI BDT 44 million and Western Marine Shipyard BDT 30 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –gaining 14 points to stand at 11050 points, also at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 46 gained, 23 declined and 10 issues remained unchanged with BDT 36 million in turnover.