Bourses edge up with low turnover

FE Online Report | Published: June 12, 2018 11:35:45 | Updated: June 14, 2018 10:21:11


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

Following the previous day’s flat movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher but turnover remains low.

Within first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 23 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city bourse gained 24 points at 10:30am.

After first hour of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 18 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of the port city bourse gained 2.62 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 18 points or 0.33 per cent to reach at 5,344 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 2.75 points to reach at 1,955 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 4.72 points to reach at 1,233 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 872 million when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Of the issues traded till then, 157 advanced, 76 declined and 53 remained unchanged.

Pharma Aids was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 102 million changing hands, closely followed by Monno Ceramic Tk 91 million, Libra Infusion Tk 33 million, ICB Tk 29 million and Rupali Life Insurance Tk 28 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE)—also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 2.62 points to stand at 16,398, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 0.58 points to stand at 9,916 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 41 gained, 26 declined and 11 issues remained unchanged with Tk 29 million in turnover.

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