The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) saw a negative trend while the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed a positive trend in the first hour of trading on Thursday, the last session of the week.
After 30 minutes of trading, the benchmark index of the of the DSE fell 2.07 points, while the Selective Category Index of the port city bourse rose 9.28 points within first half an hour of the day’s trading.
DSEX, the benchmark index of DSE, went down by 2.07 points or 0.04 per cent to stand at 4,658.07, when the report was filed at 11:00am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also fell 0.44 points or 0.02 per cent to stand at 1,773.02 points. However, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 1.66 points or 0.15 per cent to stand at 1,119.81 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at Tk 807 million on the DSE, when the report was filed at 11:00am, riding on newly listed Yeakin Polymer.
Of the issues traded till then, 82 advanced, 107 declined and 68 issues remained unchanged.
Yeakin Polymer, which made debut on Thursday, dominated the turnover chart with shares worth Tk 182 million changing hands till then, followed by Singer Bangladesh Tk 45 million, Khulna Power Company Tk 32 million, Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Tk 30 million and National Tubes Tk 29 million.
However, port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), saw an upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index - CSCX–advancing 9.28 points to stand at 8,720.26 points, also at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 34 gained, 40 declined and 16 remained unchanged with a turnover value of Tk 70 million.