Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

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

Following the previous two days’ downturn, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher with rising turnover trading activities.

Within first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 26 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 18 points at 10:30am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 26 points or 0.49 percent to reach at 5,349 points at 10:30am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 12 points to reach at 1965 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 8.75 points to reach at 1,238 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.03 billion when the report was filed at 10:30am.

Of the issues traded till then, 152 advanced, 43 declined and 46 remained unchanged.

United Power was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 120 million changing hands, closely followed by Phrama Aid BDT 62 million, Aramit BDT 54 million, BD Autocars BDT 46 million and Monno Ceramic Industries BDT 42 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 18 points to stand at 16,436, also at 10:30am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 12 points to stand at 9,940 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 23 gained, 8 declined and 2 issues remained unchanged with BDT 10 million in turnover.