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 Tuesday as some investors are active on sector-wise issues amid ongoing quarterly earnings disclosure.

Following the previous two days’ correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on positive trend amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 8.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 15 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 8.50 points or 0.14 percent to reach at 5,814 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 4.38 points or 0.20 percent to reach at 2,184 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 3.78 points or 0.28 per cent to reach at 1,352 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 410 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 97 advanced, 68 declined and 48 remained unchanged.

Eastern Lubricants was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 38 million changing hands, closely followed by United Power BDT 36 million, Rahima Food BDT 23 million, Beximco BDT 22 million and BRAC Bank BDT 15 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share

Price Index- CASPI-gaining 15 points to stand at 17,853, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also advanced 10 points to stand at 10,786 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 12 gained, 23 declined and 4 issues remained unchanged with BDT 11 million in turnover.