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.

Following the last session’s upward movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse rose more than 16 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 10 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 16.65 points or 0.31 percent to reach at 5,378 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 4.90 points to reach at 1,931 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 5.08 points to reach at 1,266 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 1.41 billion when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 140 advanced, 66 declined and 41 remained unchanged.

The newly listed Bashundhara Paper Mills was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 134 million changing hands, closely followed by Shahjibazar Power Company BDT 98 million, BBS Cables BDT 97 million, Pacific Denims BDT 88 million and Prime Textile BDT 60 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 10 points to stand at 16,514, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 7.0 points to stand at 9,990 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 52 gained, 21 declined and 13 issues remained unchanged with BDT 43 million in turnover.