The Financial Express

Bourses open week with gains

| Updated: March 04, 2019 11:53:09

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Stocks witnessed a positive trend after first hour of trading on Sunday as some investors were seen showing their buying appetite on sector-wise shares.

Following the previous week’s modest correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened positive with low trading activities.

Within 30 minutes of trading, DSEX, the key index of DSE, advanced more than 05 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 20 points at 11:00am.

After first hour of trading, DSEX advanced more than 7.0 points while the CASPI of Chattogram bourse gained 48 points at 11:30am when the report was filed.

The DSEX went up by 7.40 points or 0.12 per cent to stand at 5,719 points at that time.

The DSE Shariah Index also gained 1.17 points to stand at 1,315 points at also 11:30am.

However, the DS30 index, comprising blue chips, fell 0.20 points to reach at 1998 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.24 billion on DSE when the report was filed.

Singer Bangladesh was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 149 million changing hands, closely followed by Monno Ceramic, Alif Industries, Fortune Shoes, and National Polymer.

Of the issues traded till then, 151 advanced, 69 declined, and 54 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor till then.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also saw a positive trend till then with the CASPI gaining 48 points to stand at 17,521 points, also at 11:30am.

The Selective Category Index (CSCX) also advanced 28 points to stand at 10,614 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 47 gained, 15 declined, and 14 issues remained unchanged with Tk 32 million in turnover.

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