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 Wednesday as investors are active on sector-wise stocks, market operators said.

Following the previous day’s downturn, 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 nearly 19 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 59 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 19.37 points or 0.36 percent to reach at 5,345 points at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 4.15 points to reach at 1,898 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 5.99 points to reach at 1,269 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 1.32 billion when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 140 advanced, 49 declined and 36 remained unchanged.

KDS Accessories was the most traded stocks till then with 2.18 million shares worth BDT 224 million changing hands, closely followed by Monno Ceramic BDT 76 million, IBN Sina BDT 58 million, Aramit BDT 56 million and Legacy Footwear BDT 51 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 59 points to stand at 16,444, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 34 points to stand at 9,939 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 42 gained, 14 declined and 6 issues remained unchanged with BDT 56 million in turnover.