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 optimistic investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s decline, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened with a slow trend amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 12 points while the All Shares Price Index of port city bourse rose 16 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 12.17 points or 0.20 percent to stand at 6,185 points at 10:45am.
The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 4.35 points or 0.19 percent to 2,258 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 4.22 points or 0.30 percent to stand at 1,392 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 198 million when the report was filed at 10:45m.
Of the issues traded till then, 93 advanced, 21 declined and 47 remained unchanged.

Simtex Industries topped the turnover chart till then with shares worth BDT 28 million changing hands, closely followed by Paramount Textile BDT 24 million, Lafarge Surma Cement BDT 23 million, IFAD Autos BDT 18 million and Aamra Networks BDT 16 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then trend with its All Share Price Index (CAPSI) – advancing 16 points to stand at 19,115 points, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Categories Index – CSCX- of the port city bourse also gained 10 points to reach at 11,545 points.
Of the issues traded till then, 19 gained, 8 declined and 5 issues remained unchanged with BDT 15 million in turnover.