DSEX crosses 5,300-mark in early trading

FE Online Report | Published: December 03, 2018 11:28:59 | Updated: December 04, 2018 12:42:50


The prices of most of the shares witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Monday as optimistic investors are showing their buying spree on sector-wise issues.

Following the previous day’s marginal gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed upturn amid low trading activities.

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

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 23 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 30 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 23.45 points or 0.44 per cent to stand 5,314 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also rose 7.98 points to reach at 1,863 points till then. The DSE Shariah Index also gained 6.40 points to stand at 1,232 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.07 billion on DSE when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Low-cap companies dominated the turnover chart till then with Paramount Textile was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 94 million changing hands, closely followed by Advent Pharma, Khulna Power, Keya Cosmetics and Sonali Aansh Industries.

Of the issues traded till then, 179 advanced, 60 declined and 40 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE), saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-gaining 30 points to stand at 16,256 points, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also rose 18 points to stand at 9,855 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 48 gained, 29 declined and 11 issues remained unchanged with Tk 43 million in turnover.

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