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 optimistic investors are active on sector specific large-cap stocks amid optimism.
After closing marginally higher in the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed upward trend in early trading.
After first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 22 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 26 points at 10:30am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 22.52 points or 0.38 percent to reach at 5,821 points, at 10:30am.
The two other induces also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips rose 7.34 points or 0.34 per cent to 2,133 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 5.83 points or 0.44 percent to stand at 1,318 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at only Tk 1.25 million when the report was filed at 10:30am.
Of the issues traded till then, 175 advanced, 49 declined and 46 remained unchanged.
Fu-Wang Food was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 92 million changing hands, followed by LankaBangla Finance BDT 79 million, Shahjibazar Power BDT 73 million, Generation Next Fashions BDT 54 million and Saif Powertec BDT 50 million.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 26 points to stand at 10,897 points, also at 10:30am.
Of the issues traded till then, 64 gained, 19 declined and 13 issues remained unchanged with BDT 48 million in turnover.