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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed downward trend in early hour of trading on Thursday as cautious investors are booking profit on specific stocks.
After hitting all-time of the premier bourse’s key index in the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened lower.
After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell 3.76 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse lost 10.36 points at 10:45am.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 3.76 points or 0.06 percent to reach at 5,779 points, when the report was filed at 10:45m.
The two other induces also saw negative trend. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips fell 1.33 points or 0.07 per cent to 2,119 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 0.98 points or 0.07 percent to stand at 1,317 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 997 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 82 advanced, 96 declined and 65 remained unchanged.
Baraka Power was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 121 million changing hands, followed Keya Cosmetics BDT 114 million, BSC BDT 64 million, Beximco BDT 40 million and Saiham Cotton BDT 39 million.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw downward trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – losing 10.36 points to stand at 10,815 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 40 gained, 53 declined and 13 issues remained unchanged with BDT 53 million in turnover.