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The Financial Express

Stocks open optimistic last session of 2017

FE Online Report | Published: December 28, 2017 12:04:03 | Updated: December 30, 2017 11:25:26


DSE, CSE rise in year-end trading

Stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Thursday, the last trading session of 2017, as investors are active on sector-wise large-cap stocks.

Following the previous two days’ upturn, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 35 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index (CAPSI) of port city bourse rose 75 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the DSE advanced nearly 30 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index (CAPSI) of port city bourse rose 80 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 30 points or 0.48 per cent to reach at 6,216 points, when the report was filed at 11:00am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 9.32 points or 0.41 per cent to reach at 2,271.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 2.76 points or 0.20 per cent to stand at 1,382.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 683 million when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Of the issues traded till then, 175 nudged higher, 34 declined and 39 remained unchanged.

Islami Bank Bangladesh was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 100 million changing hands, followed by Lafarge Surma Cement Tk 48 million, RupaliBank Tk 35 million, Beximco Tk 29 million and National Bank Tk 28 million.

The port city bourse also saw positive trend till then with its All Shares Price Index, CAPSI – advancing 80 points to stand at 19,203, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also gained 49 points to reach at 11,612 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 48 gained, 19 declined and 15 issues remained unchanged with Tk 34 million in turnover.

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