Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– The prices of most of the shares on both bourses witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s upturn, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid low trading activities.

Within first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 36 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 45 points at 10:30am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 36.72 points or 0.68 percent to reach at 5,383 points at 10:30am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 13 points to reach at 1,993 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 5.49 points to reach at 1,248 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 778 million when the report was filed at 10:30am.
Of the issues traded till then, 188 advanced, 27 declined and 32 remained unchanged.

Alif Industries was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 80 million changing hands, closely followed by Beximco BDT 52 million, Monno Ceramic Industries BDT 32 million, BD Autocars BDT 31 million and Unique Hotel BDT 28 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 45 points to stand at 16,527, also at 10:30am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 28 points to stand at 9,997 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 45 gained, 8 declined and 9 issues remained unchanged with BDT 12 million in turnover.