DSE, CSE open with upbeat note

FE Online Report | Published: October 08, 2018 11:30:26 | Updated: October 09, 2018 11:40:58


The prices of most of the shares witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Monday as investors are showing their buying appetite on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s mild correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 12 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 19 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 32 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 38 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 32.05 points or 0.59 per cent to stand 5,442 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also advanced 5.84 points to reach at 1,908 points till then. The DSE Shariah Index gained 6.42 points to stand at 1,263 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 2.08 billion on DSE when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Khulna Power was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 210 million changing hands, closely followed by United Power with Tk 146 million, Active Fine Chemicals Tk 142 million, Singer BD Tk 139 million and Dragon Sweater Tk 133 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 176 advanced, 66 declined and 40 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

The port city’s bourse–the Chittagong Stock Exchange–, also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-gaining 38 points to stand at 16,734 points, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index–CSCX–also advanced 20 points to stand at 10,132 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 63 gained, 24 declined and 10 issues remained unchanged with Tk 54 million in turnover.

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