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 Monday as investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous three days’ correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on positive trend amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 11 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 42 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 11.12 points or 0.19 percent to reach at 5,705 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 3.39 points or 0.16 percent to reach at 2,123 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 2.86 points or 0.21 per cent to reach at 1,322 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 529 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 140 advanced, 47 declined and 36 remained unchanged.

Shepherd Industries was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 53 million changing hands, closely followed by BD Thai BDT 51 million, Queen South Textile BDT 37 million, Rupali Life Insurance BDT 31 million and Beximco BDT 26 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 42 points to stand at 17,612, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 25 points to stand at 10,649 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 33 gained, 9 declined and 10 issues remained unchanged with BDT13 million in turnover.