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DSE, CSE inch up amid cautious trading

FE Online Report | Published: May 15, 2019 11:37:33 | Updated: May 20, 2019 11:11:04


The prices of most of the shares on bourses saw positive trend in early trading on Wednesday as some investors showed their buying appetite on sector-wise issues.

Following the previous three days’ fall, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive trend amid sluggish trading activities.

Within first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 20 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 25 points at 10:30am.

After first hour of trading, the DSEX slowed down some extent and advanced more than 8.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained nearly 6.0 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 8.83 points or 0.16 per cent to reach at 5,226 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 2.52 points to reach at 1,828 points till then. The DSE Shariah Index also rose 0.90 points to stand at 1,203 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 644 million on DSE when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Of the issues traded till then, 166 advanced, 80 declined and 59 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

Brac Bank was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 69 million changing hands, closely followed by Fortune Shoes, Oimex Electrode, IFIC Bank and FAS Finance.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-gaining 6.0 points to stand at 15,968 points, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 3.0 points to stand at 9,786 till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 41 gained, 23 declined and 16 issues remained unchanged with Tk 34 million in turnover.

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