Bourses positive in early trading

FE Online Report | Sunday, 27 October 2019

Stocks witnessed a positive trend in early trading on Sunday as some investors were showing their appetite on sector-wise shares.

Following the previous day’s gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive trend in early hour of trading.

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

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 3.0 points while the CASPI of Chattogram bourse rose 26 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

The DSEX then went up by 3.55 points or 0.07 per cent to stand at 4,775 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 3.31 points to 1,678 points while the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 3.72 points to stand at 1,100 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 416 million when the report was filed.

Of the issues traded till then, 122 advanced, 107 declined and 57 remained unchanged.

National Tubes was the most traded stocks till filing of the report with shares worth Tk 22 million changing hands, followed by Eastern Insurance, Becon Pharma, Standard Ceramic and Monno Jute Stafflers.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also saw a positive trend till then with the CASPI advancing 26 points to stand at 14,557 points, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index (CSCX) also gained 16 points to stand at 8,848 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 25 advanced, 24 declined, 8 remained unchanged with Tk 8.0 million in turnover.