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DSE, CSE advance in early trading

| Updated: December 15, 2018 10:45:12


Stocks advance in early trading

The prices of most of the shares on bourses witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Thursday as some investors are active on sector-wise issues.

Following the previous five days’ correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed positive trend amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 24 point while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 89 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 17 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 98 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 17.10 points or 0.32 per cent to stand 5,282 points at 11:00am.

The DSE Shariah Index advanced 4.56 points to stand at 1,247 points.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 4.62 points to reach at 1,815 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 749 million on DSE when the report was filed at 11:00am.

The low-cap companies dominated the turnover chart with Anlimayarn Dyeing was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 33 million changing hands, closely followed by Al-Haj Textile, Wata Chemicals, JMI Syringes and Ambee Pharma.

Of the issues traded till then, 159 advanced, 48 declined and 40 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE), also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-gaining 98 points to stand at 16,258 points, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also rose 62 points to stand at 9,841 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 42 gained, 14 declined and 08 issues remained unchanged with Tk 16 million in turnover.

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