The prices of most of the shares on both bourses witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading Thursday as investors were on sector-wise large-cap stocks.
Following the previous day’s upward trend, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 22 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 33 points at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced 15 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 43 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 15.10 points or 0.24 per cent to stand at 6,199 points at 11:00am.
The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 6.21 points or 0.28 per cent to 2,218 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 9.08 points or 0.66 per cent to stand at 1,381 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.48 billion when the report was filed at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 169 advanced, 65 declined and 33 remained unchanged.
Rupali Bank led the turnover chart till then with shares worth Tk 148 million changing hands, closely followed by Squire Pharma Tk 75 million, City Bank Tk 65 million, LankaBangla Finance Tk 56 million and Western Marine Shipyard Tk 53 million.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 43 points to stand at 11,638 points, also at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 54 gained, 34 declined and 15 issues remained unchanged with BDT 80 million in turnover.