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 investors are active on sector-wise stocks amid ongoing earnings and dividend declaration session.

Following the previous day’s marginal gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 25 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 40 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 25 points or 0.48 percent to reach at 5,374 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 8.0 points to reach at 1,921 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 7.0 points to reach at 1,275 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 610 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 140 advanced, 47 declined and 26 remained unchanged.

Dragon Sweater was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 74 million changing hands, closely followed by BBS cables BDT 47 million, The Peninsula Chittagong BDT 42 million, Bangladesh Autocars BDT 40 million and KDS Accessories BDT 32 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 36 points to stand at 16,530, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 22 points to stand at 10,011 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 133 gained, 47 declined and 36 issues remained unchanged with BDT 12 million in turnover.