DSEX crosses 5,800-mark in early trading

Dhaka,  Tue,  25 July 2017
Published : 10 Jul 2017, 11:21:52
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DSEX crosses 5,800-mark in early trading

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The prices of most of the shares on both bourses saw upward trend in early trading Monday as optimistic investors were active on some large-cap stocks.

Maintaining the previous day’s positive trend, the key index in the country’s premier bourse - Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the port city’s bourse - Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE)-- opened higher amid increased turnover value.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the core index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 27 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 19 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, DSEX soared more than 30 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 30 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 30.65 points or 0.53 per cent to reach at 5,805 points, when the report was filed at 11:00am.

The two other indices also saw upward trend. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 11.20 points or 0.52 per cent to 2119 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 6.42 points or 0.48 per cent to stand at 1,320 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.92 billion when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Of the issues traded till then, 198 advanced, 47 declined and 34 remained unchanged.

Keya Cosmetics led the turnover chart till then with shares worth Tk 124 million changing hands, closely followed by Saif Powertec Tk 99 million, Beacon Pharma Tk 94 million, Appollo Ispat  Tk 61 million and Confidence Cement Tk 59 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 30 points to stand at 10,850 points, also at 11:00am.

Of the issues traded till then, 81 gained, 35 declined and 16 issues remained unchanged with Tk 100 million in turnover.

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