Stocks opened on a mixed trend on Tuesday, after a record-breaking rally in the past three days, as investors were active on both sides of the trading fence.
The market opened on a positive note this morning as DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 5.39 points or 0.07 per cent to stand at 6,867 points within the first 30 minutes of trading at 10:30 am – the highest since its inception more than eight years back in 2013.
The Shariah Index (DSES) gained 1.62 points to reach 1,488 points till then while the DS30 index, comprising blue chips, lost 4.98 points to stand at 2,454.
Turnover, another important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 4.45 billion within the first 30 minutes of trading at 10:30 am.
Of the issues traded till then, 222 advanced, 95 declined and 47 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
Beximco was the most traded stock till the filing of this report with shares worth Tk 605 million changing hands, closely followed by National Polymer, Makson Spinning, Power Grid Company and Malek Spinning.
However, the Chittagong Stock Exchange also saw a negative trend till then with its All Shares Price Index (CASPI)—losing 23 points to stand at 19,973 while the Selective Categories Index – CSCX shedding 26 points to reach 11962, also at 10:30 am.
Of the issues traded till then 70 advanced, 24 declined and 44 remained unchanged with Tk 100 million in turnover.