DSE, CSE shine in early trading

FE Online Report | Published: January 14, 2019 11:26:22 | Updated: January 26, 2019 10:19:48


The prices of most of the shares witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Monday as investors are active on sector-wise issues amid growing confidence.

Following the previous day’s sharp gain, 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 18 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 47 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 18 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 48 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 18.05 points or 0.31 per cent to stand 5,878 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also rose 5.25 points to reach at 2035 points till then.

The DSE Shariah Index also advanced 5.26 points to stand at 1,335 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 2.38 billion on DSE when the report was filed at 11:00am.

JMI Syringes was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 148 million changing hands, closely followed by Khulna Power, BBS Cables, Olympic Industries and Usmania Glass.

Of the issues traded till then, 181 advanced, 87 declined and 52 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE), also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 48 points to stand at 17,993 points, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 30 points to stand at 10,867 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 80 gained, 33 declined and 16 issues remained unchanged with Tk 42 million in turnover.

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