The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed upward trend in early trading Wednesday as investors were active on sector-specific issues.
Maintaining the previous day’s upward trend, DSEX, the prime index of the major bourse crossed the 5,700-mark within first 15 minutes of trading, gaining 22 points. However, it slowed down as the session progressed.
After 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s major bourse stands at 5690.94, advancing 9.68 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 21.60 points at 11:00am.
DSEX went up by 9.68 points or 0.17 per cent to stand at 5,690.94 when the report was filed at 11:00am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 3.03 points or 0.15 per cent to stand at 2,046.68 points. However, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) fell 1.76 points or 0.13 per cent to reach at 1,307.89 points till then.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at Tk 1.86 billion on the DSE, when the report was filed at 11:00am, riding on National Bank and Ratanpur Steel.
National Bank dominated the turnover chart with shares worth Tk 105 million changing hands till then, followed by Ratanpur Steel Tk 94 million, Trust Bank Tk 92 million, Islami Bank Tk 82 million and City Bank Tk 79 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 127 advanced, 93 declined and 48 issues remained unchanged till 11:00am.
The port city bourse, the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), also saw positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 21.60 points to stand at 10,96.78, also at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 58 gained, 37 declined and 24 remained unchanged with a turnover value of Tk 96 million.