The Financial Express

DSE, CSE witness modest fall in early trading

FE Online Report | Published: September 02, 2019 11:52:15 | Updated: September 03, 2019 11:37:55

Stocks witness modest fall in early trading

The prices of most of the shares on the bourses witnessed downward trend in early hour of trading on Monday as investors mostly followed cautious stance.

Following the previous day’s marginal correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on negative note.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell more than 2.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index of port city’s bourse lost 13 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, DSEX fell more than 1.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index of port city’s bourse shed 10 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 1.02 points or 0.02 per cent to stand at 5,069 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also fell 1.47 points to 1789 points and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 0.30 point to stand at 1,178 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 715 million when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Of the issues traded till then, 105 advanced, 108 declined and 70 remained unchanged.

Monno Ceramic was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 107 million changing hands, followed by Monno Jute Stafflers, Stylecraft, JMI Syringes and National Polymer.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange –, also saw negative trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-losing 10 points to stand at 15,511 points, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also fell 4.0 points to stand at 9,414 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 20 advanced, 23 declined 8 remained unchanged with Tk 9.0 million in turnover.


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