Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks stayed in the positive trend at midday on Sunday as investors continued their buying spree on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous week’s upturn, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 10 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index of advanced 27 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 27 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index of rose 48 points 11:00am.

After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced more than 16 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index gained 79 points at 12:00 noon when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 6,210 points, advancing 16.27 points or 0.26 percent at 12:00 noon.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, rose 4.83 points or 0.21 percent to reach at 2,249 points.

However, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) fell 1.12 points or 0.08 percent to reach at 1,340 points.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 4.14 billion, when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.

Brac Bank was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 227 million changing hands, closely followed by Shahjalal Bank BDT 226 million, Western Marine Shipyard BDT 154 million, City Bank BDT 142 million and Dhaka Bank BDT 137 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 121 advanced, 139 declined and 50 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward till then with its CSE All Shares Price Index of — advancing 79 points to stand at 19,275 points, also at 12:00 noon.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also rose 50 points to reach at 11,668 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 75 gained, 68 declined and 19 issues remained unchanged with BDT 158 million in turnover.