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DSEX gains 14.21 points in early trading

FE Online Report | Published: February 06, 2019 11:27:15 | Updated: February 07, 2019 12:02:28


The prices of most of the shares on bourses witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as investors are showing buying spree on sector-wise issues.

Following the previous day’s marginal correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive trend with low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 8.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse advanced 10 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 14 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 18 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 14.21 points or 0.24 per cent to stand 5,814 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 0.08 point to reach at 2,021 points till then. The DSE Shariah Index advanced 1.69 points to stand at 1,318 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.37 billion on DSE when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Genex Infosys, which made debut today, was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 241 million changing hands, followed Sonar Bangla Insurance, Asia Insurance, Monno Ceramic Industries and Provati Insurance.

Of the issues traded till then, 172 advanced, 73 declined and 54 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-gaining 18 points to stand at 17,753 points, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 11 points to stand at 10,739 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 50 gained, 32 declined and 12 issues remained unchanged with Tk 76 million in turnover.

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