DSE, CSE see mixed trend at midday

FE Online Desk | Published: July 17, 2018 12:47:27 | Updated: July 18, 2018 16:29:44


The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw mixed trend in early hours of trading on Tuesday as investors remain cautious in both sides of trading fence.

Following the previous flat trading, the DSE and the CSE opened on positive note amid rising trading activities. But, the positive momentum failed to continue as the session progressed.

However, within one and half hours of trading, DSEX, the benchmark index of DSE, rose 3.46 points or 0.06 per cent to 5,343 at 12:06 pm.

The two other indices of the main bourses also edged higher. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 0.52 points or 0.06 per cent to reach at 1,266 points.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 4.63 points or 0.24 per cent to 1,902.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 3.38 billion when the report was filed at 12.06 pm.

KDS Accessories was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 149 million changing hands, closely followed by IT Consultants Tk 148 million, BSRM Tk 131 million, KPCL Tk 120 million, and SK Trims Tk 111 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 141 advanced, 120 declined and 58 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

The port city bourse saw negative trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-losing 19 points to stand at 16,427, also at 12:06pm.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also fell 12 points to stand at 9,935 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 72 gained, 85 declined and 36 issues remained unchanged with Tk 264 million in turnover.

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