Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed on positive trend in early hour of trading on Monday as investors were active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous three days’ correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed marginally higher amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse gained more than 7.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse advanced 4.0 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 7.02 points or 0.13 percent to reach at 5,246 points at 10:45am.

However, two other indices saw negative trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, fell 2.98 points to stand at 1,849 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also lost 1.82 points to reach at 1,209 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at BDT 665 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 129 advanced, 44 declined and 30 remained unchanged.

Low-cap companies dominated the turnover chart with Saiham Textile was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 122 million changing hands, followed by Khulna Power BDT 70 million, Nurani Dyeing BDT 41 million, Saiham Cotton BDT 41 million and Intraco Refueling Station BDT 38 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 4.0 points to stand at 16,093, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 3.0 points to stand at 9,750 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 21 gained, 09 declined and 05 issues remained unchanged with BDT 10 million in turnover.