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 stocks.

Following the previous day’s mild correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher, but turnover remains low.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 13 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 24 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 13.02 points or 0.24 percent to reach at 5,354 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 3.52 points to reach at 1945 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 2.90 points to reach at 1,242 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 433 million when the report was filed at 10:30am.
Of the issues traded till then, 93 advanced, 44 declined and 28 remained unchanged.

Monno Ceramic was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 98 million changing hands, closely followed by Alif Industries with BDT 85 million, Legacy Footwear BDT 40 million, Pharma Aids BDT 32 million and United Power BDT 28 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 24 points to stand at 16,477, also at 10:30am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 14 points to stand at 9,963 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 18 gained, 7 declined and 2 issues remained unchanged with BDT 4.0 million in turnover.