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 Thursday as some optimistic investors showing their buying appetite on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s mild correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened positive amid rising participation of investors.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 10 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 14 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 9.68 points or 0.16 percent to reach at 6,035 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 3.91 points or 0.17 percent to reach at 2,182 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 0.86 points or 0.06 percent to stand at 1,329 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 529 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 130 advanced, 64 declined and 37 remained unchanged.

IFAD Autos was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 228 million changing hands, followed by Aamra Networks BDT 45 million, BBS Cables BDT 33 million, Rangpur Foundry BDT 30 million and LankaBangla Finance BDT 28 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –advancing 14 points to stand at 11,321 points, also at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 18 gained, 16 declined and 6 issues remained unchanged with BDT 10 million in turnover.