DSE, CSE creep higher in early trading

FE Online Report | Published: June 05, 2018 11:41:45 | Updated: June 06, 2018 16:05:54


The prices of most of the shares on both bourses witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading Tuesday as some investors are showing their buying appetite on sectors-wise stocks.

Following the previous six days’ correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on positive note amid low trading activities.

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Within first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 12 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 16 points at 10:30am.

After first hour of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 26 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 17 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 26.17 points or 0.49 per cent to reach at 5,339 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 9.56 points to reach at 1,982 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 6.0 points to reach at 1,241 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.01 billion when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Of the issues traded till then, 162 advanced, 66 declined and 45 remained unchanged.

Shasha Denims was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 91 million changing hands, closely followed by BD Autocars Tk 83 million, Beximco Tk 80 million, Alif Industries Tk 77 million and Intraco Refueling Station Tk 36 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 17 points to stand at 16,387, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 11 points to stand at 9,912 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 49 gained, 34 declined and 13 issues remained unchanged with Tk 21 million in turnover.

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