Bourses open week on positive note

FE Online Report | Published: November 24, 2019 11:37:08 | Updated: November 25, 2019 11:53:14

Investors react while monitoring stock price movements on computer screens at a brockerage house in the capital city — FE/Files

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

Following the previous day’s marginal gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher today (Sunday) with rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, DSEX, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 12 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 10 points at 10.45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX went up more than 13 points while the CASPI of Chattogram bourse gained more than 15 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

The DSEX then went up by 13.35 points or 0.28 per cent to stand at 4,720 points at that time.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also went up by 3.90 points to 1,654 points while the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 2.36 points to stand at 1,084 points till then.

Turnover, one of the important indicators of the market, stood at Tk 657 million when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Of the issues traded till then, 142 advanced, 80 declined, and 52 remained unchanged.

VFS Thread Dyeing was the most traded stocks till filing of this report with shares worth Tk 46 million changing hands, followed by Coppertech Industries, Sonar Bangla Insurance, Beacon Pharma, and SS Steels.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also saw a positive trend till then with the CASPI gaining 15 points to stand at 14,287 points, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index (CSCX) also gained 9.0 points to stand at 8,685 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 40 advanced, 18 declined, 9 remained unchanged with Tk 11 million in turnover.

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