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.

Following the last session’s 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 rose more than 35 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 9.0 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 35.79 points or 0.67 percent to reach at 5,377 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 9.65 points to reach at 1,920 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 9.23 points to reach at 1,277 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 1.34 billion when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 177 advanced, 35 declined and 31 remained unchanged.

Pacific Denims was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 94 million changing hands, closely followed by Bashundhara Paper Mills BDT 77 million, Monno Ceramic BDT 75 million, BBS Cables BDT 74 million and Ratanpur Steel BDT 70 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 9.0 points to stand at 16,470, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 5.0 points to stand at 9,963 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 65 gained, 11 declined and 4 issues remained unchanged with BDT 53 million in turnover.