DSE, CSE up at opening on bourses

FE Online Report | Published: August 14, 2018 11:49:58 | Updated: August 15, 2018 10:26:59


Stocks mostly drifted higher in early hour of trading on Tuesday as some investors are active on sector-wise stocks ahead of Eid vacation.

Following the previous day’s marginal correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened positive trend amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 16 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 21 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 15 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 17.26 points or 0.32 per cent to reach at 5,396 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also advanced 10 points to reach at 1,895 points.

The DSE Shariah Index gained 6.76 points to reach at 1,234 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 778 million when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Hamid Fabrics was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 98 million changing hands, closely followed by Shepherd Industries Tk 52 million, Beximco Tk 38 million, BBS Cables Tk 33 million and Legacy Footwear Tk 32 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 141 advanced, 74 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-advancing 15 points to stand at 16,553, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 10 points to stand at 10,024 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 43 gained, 25 declined and 9 issues remained unchanged with Tk 28 million in turnover.

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