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 Wednesdayas some investors are showing buying appetite on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous two days’ upward movement, 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 7.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 19 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 7.76 points or 0.14 percent to reach at 5,463 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also advanced 2.26 points to reach at 1,931 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 2.70 points to reach at 1,280 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at only BDT 1.06 billion when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 89 advanced, 88 declined and 41 remained unchanged.

Khulna Power was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 320 million changing hands, followed by Summit Power BDT 210 million, Silva Pharma BDT 99 million, Stylecraft BDT 45 million and Olympic Industries BDT 32 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 19 points to stand at 16,860, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 12 points to stand at 10,214 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 16 gained, 19 declined and 03 issues remained unchanged with BDT 31 million in turnover.