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 optimistic investors are active on sector-wise large-cap stocks.

Following the previous day’s sharp rise, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed upward trend in early trading amid rising trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 39 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) of port city’s bourse rose 79 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 39.38 points or 0.65 percent to reach at 6,133 points at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw upward trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips gained 11 points or 0.49 percent to reach at 2,267 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 5.98 points or 0.42 percent to stand at 1,418 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 382 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 182 advanced, 20 declined and 18 remained unchanged.

LankaBangla Finance was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 31 million changing hands, closely followed by Anwar Galvanizing BDT 26 million, Monno Ceramic BDT 25 million, City Bank BDT 19 million and Mercantile Bank BDT 18 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also opened higher with CSE All Share Price Index- CAPSI- advancing 79 points to stand at 18,903, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 48 points to stand at 11,156 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 58 gained, 7 declined and 7 issues remained unchanged with BDT 16 million in turnover.