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 Tuesday as some investors are showing buying spree on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous two days’ mild correction, 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 advanced more than 20 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 28 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 20.79 points or 0.37 percent to reach at 5,560 points at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 6.20 points to reach at 1,947 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 1.62 points to reach at 1,273 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 733 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 118 advanced, 42 declined and 44 remained unchanged.

BBS Cables was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 125 million changing hands, followed by Active Fine Chemicals BDT 49 million, National Housing Finance BDT 48 million, Western Marine Shipyard BDT 39 million and BSRM BDT 38 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-gaining 28 points to stand at 17,124, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also advanced 17 points to stand at 10,379 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 25 gained, 10 declined and 05 issues remained unchanged with BDT 16 million in turnover.