Stocks witnessed positive trend in early trading on Thursday as some investors are showing their appetite on sector-wise shares.
Following the previous day’s modest gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive note amid low trading activities.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell more than 11 points while the CSE All Share Price Index of port city’s bourse gained 18 points at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, DSEX rose more than 14 points while the CSE All Share Price Index of port city’s bourse advanced 23 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 14.38 points or 0.30 per cent to stand at 4,697 points at 11:00am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also gained 3.24 points to 1,634 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 2.80 points to stand at 1,074 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 740 million when the report was filed at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 181 advanced, 66 declined and 50 remained unchanged.
National Tubes was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 111 million changing hands, followed by Northern Jute Manufacturing Company, Sonar Bangla Insurance, Brac Bank and Stylecraft.
The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE), also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-gaining 23 points to stand at 14,300 points, also at 11:00am.
The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also gained 11 points to stand at 8,693 points till then.
Of the issues traded till then, 52 advanced, 22 declined 11 remained unchanged with Tk 38 million in turnover.