DSE, CSE post marginal gain at opening

FE Online Report | Published: November 08, 2018 11:27:01 | Updated: November 10, 2018 10:41:28


The prices of most of the shares on the bourses witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading Thursday as some investors are active on sector-wise issues.

Following the previous day’s upward movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed marginally higher amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse gained more than 21 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse advanced 27 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced nearly 22 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 36 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 21.76 points or 0.41 per cent to stand 5,264 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also advanced 5.45 points to reach at 1,859 points till then. The DSE Shariah Index also gained 3.45 points to stand at 1,210 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 965 million on DSE when the report was filed at 11:00am.

BBS Cables was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 56 million changing hands, closely followed by Meghna Petroleum Tk 55 million, Monno Ceramic Industries Tk 55 million, Saiham Cotton Mills Tk 48 million and ML Dyeing Tk 44 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 159 advanced, 48 declined and 44 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

The port city’s bourse–the Chittagong Stock Exchange–(CSE), also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 36 points to stand at 16,103 points, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also rose22 points to stand at 9,757 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 33 gained, 12 declined and 14 issues remained unchanged with Tk 25 million in turnover.

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