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 Monday, the first trading day in September, as some investors are showing buying spree on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s marginal correction, 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 18 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 64 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 18.98 points or 0.33 percent to reach at 5,619 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 3.32 points to reach at 1,964 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 4.90 points to reach at 1,274 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 666 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 143 advanced, 33 declined and 38 remained unchanged.

Khulna Power Company was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 144 million changing hands, closely followed by National Housing Finance BDT 50 million, The Peninsula Chittagong BDT 38 million, IPDC Finance BDT 28 million and Aman Feed BDT 25 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-gaining 64 points to stand at 17,307, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also advanced 36 points to stand at 10,479 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 44 gained, 07 declined and 03 issues remained unchanged with BDT 16 million in turnover.