Stocks mostly higher in early trading

Dhaka,  Mon,  25 September 2017
Published : 13 Mar 2017, 11:20:12

Stocks mostly higher in early trading

FE Online Report
The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed upward trend in early trading Monday as enthusiastic investors continued their buying spree.

Maintaining the previous day’s positive trend, the market opened higher and the key index of the prime bourse advanced 12.37 points to reach at 5,689 at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, DSEX, the key index of the country’s major bourse advanced 17.02 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 25.80 points at 11:00am.

DSEX went up by 17.02 points or 0.30 per cent to stand at 5,693 points when the report was filed at 11:00am.

The two other indices also saw upward trend. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 5.05 points or 0.24 per cent to stand at 2,060.08 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 4.59 points or 0.35 per cent to reach at 1,313.39 points.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at Tk 1.72 billion on the DSE, when the report was filed at 11:00am, riding on Beximco and Appollo Ispat.

Beximco dominated the turnover chart with shares worth Tk 147 million changing hands till then, followed by Appollo Ispat Tk 83 million, Far Chemical Industries Tk 41 million, Active Fine Tk 63 million and Fu-Wang Food Tk 56 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 153 advanced, 62 declined and 50 issues remained unchanged till 11:00am.

The port city bourse, the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 25.80 points to stand at 10,685, also at 11:00am.

Of the issues traded till then, 74 gained, 32 declined and 19 remained unchanged with a turnover value of Tk 84 million.

Editor : A.H.M Moazzem Hossain
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