Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Sunday as optimistic investors went on buying spree on sector specific stocks.
After facing correction in the past week, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed upward trend amid slow trading activities.
After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 14 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 4.0 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 13.73 points or 0.23 percent to reach at 5,796 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other induces also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips rose 8.01 points or 0.38 per cent to 2,130 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 3.25 points or 0.24 percent to stand at 1,317 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at only Tk 265 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 126 advanced, 29 declined and 35 remained unchanged.
Mercantile Bank was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 22 million changing hands, followed by Navana CNG BDT 21 million, Aman Feed BDT 15 million, LankaBangla Finance BDT 14 million and Fu-Wang Food BDT 12 million.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 4.01 points to stand at 10,848 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 31 gained, 6 declined and 9 issues remained unchanged with BDT 10 million in turnover.

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