DSE, CSE inch up in thin trading at opening

FE Online Report | Published: August 29, 2018 11:20:36 | Updated: August 30, 2018 12:17:49


The prices of most of the shares on both bourses witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as investors are showing their buying appetite on sector-wise issues.

Following the previous day’s upward movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 20 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 35 points at 10:45am.

After that it slowed down some extent as the session pregoessed.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX rose more than 10 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse advanced 36 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 10.52 points or 0.18 per cent to reach at 5,630 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 2.31 points to reach at 1,976 points.

The DSE Shariah Index rose 1.10 points to stand at 1,276 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.05 billion when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Beximco was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 65 million changing hands, closely followed by Baraka Power Tk 56 million, Khulna Power Company Tk 44 million, Shepherd Industries Tk 41 million and LankaBangla Finance Tk 40 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 142 advanced, 80 declined and 61 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 36 points to stand at 17,343, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 20 points to stand at 10,500 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 47 gained, 20 declined and 22 issues remained unchanged with Tk 44 million in turnover.

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