The prices of most of the shares saw upward trend in early hour of trading on Monday as investors continued to take position on sector-wise large-cap stocks.
After surpassing the 5,900-mark in the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the core index of the country’s premier bourse rose more than 18 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 25 points at 10:15am.
After first 30 minutes of trading, DSEX rose more than 17 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse advanced 30 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 17.66 points or 0.29 cent to reach at 5,933 points at 11:00am.
Two other indices saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 2.88 points or 0.14 per cent to 2,121 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 2.68 points or 0.20 to stand at 1,311 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.72 billion when the report was filed.
Bangladesh Building Systems led the transaction chart with shares worth Tk 251 million changing hands, closely followed by Fortune Shoes Tk 176 million, BBS Cables Tk 175 million, Mercantile Bank Tk 53 million and Monno Ceramic Tk 50 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 164 advanced, 50 declined and 50 remained unchanged.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX, gaining 30 points to stand at 11,118 points, also at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 71 gained, 34 declined and 14 remained unchanged with Tk 58 million in turnover.