The prices of the most of shares on both bourses saw upward trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as enthusiastic investors remained active on sector-specific stocks.
After 30 minutes of trading, DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), advanced 9.30 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse CSCX rose 14.59 points.
DSEX went up by 9.30 points or 0.19 per cent to reach at 4,802.61, when the report was filed at 11:00am.
The two other indices saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 6.17 points or 0.35 per cent to reach at 1,774.23 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 4.71 points or 0.41 per cent to stand at 1,140.19 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at Tk 913 million on the DSE, when the report was filed at 11:00am, riding on Lafarge Surma Cement and Golden Harvest Agro Industries.
Of the issues traded till then, 131 advanced, 74 declined and 54 issues remained unchanged till 11am.
Lafarge Surma Cement dominated the turnover chart with shares worth Tk 90 million changing hands till then, closely followed by Golden Harvest Tk 88 million, National Tubes Tk 60 million, Bangladesh Building Systems Tk 45 million and Quasem Drycells Tk 34 million.
The port city bourse the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 14.59 points to stand at 9,002.06 points, also at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 49 gained, 35 declined and 23 remained unchanged with a turnover value of Tk 48 million.