Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks stayed in the mixed trend at midday on Sunday as investors mostly followed cautious stance ahead of national elections.
Following the previous week’s correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed modest gain 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 rose 33 points at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX fell more than 2.02 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 37 points at 11:00am.
After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX fell nearly 4.0 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index gained 39 points at 12:00 noon when the report was filed.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,328 points, losing 3.98 points or 0.07 percent at 12:00 noon.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also fell 1.30 points to reach at 1,861 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also lost 2.65 points to stand at 1,226 points till then.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.95 billion when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.
United Power was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 177 million changing hands, closely followed by National Tea Company, Advent Pharma, Sonali Aansh and Kattali Textile.
Of the issues traded till then, 132 advanced, 144 declined and 37 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
However, the port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE), saw positive trend till then with CSE All Shares Price Index of port city’s bourse–advancing 39 points to stand at 16,365 points, also at 12:00 noon.
The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also advanced 22 points to reach at 9,900 points till then.
Of the issues traded till then, 67 gained, 75 declined and 14 issues remained unchanged with BDT 55 million in turnover.