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 previous three days’ moderate correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw upward trend in early trading amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 19.34 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 34 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 19 points or 0.33 percent to reach at 5,832 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 12 points or 0.55 percent to reach at 2,199 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 6.50 points or 0.48 per cent to reach at 1,359 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 335 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 108 advanced, 28 declined and 26 remained unchanged.

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 54 million changing hands, followed by Beximco BDT 43 million, Northern Jute Manufacturing Company BDT 38 million, Monno Ceramic BDT 22 million and Padma Life Insurance BDT 17 million.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 34 points to stand at 17,968, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 21 points to stand at 10,858 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 23 gained, 9 declined and 4 issues remained unchanged with BDT 17 million in turnover.

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