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 Monday as investors are active on sector-wise stocks amid ongoing earnings and dividend declaration session.

Following the previous day’s marginal correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive amid slow trend of indices.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 18 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 33 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 18.55 points or 0.31 percent to reach at 6,014 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

The two other indices saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 5.08 points or 0.23 percent to reach at 2,162 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 1.48 points or 0.11 percent to stand at 1,307 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 580 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 116 advanced, 62 declined and 30 remained unchanged.

City Bank was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 62 million changing hands, followed by KPCL BDT with 48 million, Rupali Bank BDT 42 million, Prime Bank BDT 40 million and Trust Bank BDT 28 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –advancing 33 points to stand at 11,251 points, also at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 35 gained, 19 declined and 4 issues remained unchanged with BDT 18 million in turnover.