DSE, CSE witness mostly higher on bourses

FE Online Report | Published: September 03, 2018 11:39:17 | Updated: September 04, 2018 12:40:58


Both the bourses, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), started the session of September on positive note.

The prices of most of the stocks on bourses saw upward trend in early hour of trading on Monday as investors are showing their buying appetite on sector-wise issues.

Following the previous day’s marginal correction, the DSE and the CSE opened higher amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 18 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 64 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX rose more than 19 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse advanced 77 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 19.20 points or 0.34 per cent to reach at 5,620 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 5.21 points to reach at 1,966 points.

The DSE Shariah Index advanced 5.95 points to stand at 1,275 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.06 billion when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Khulna Power Company was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 229 million changing hands, closely followed by National Housing Finance Tk 56 million, The Peninsula Chittagong Tk 45 million, IPDC Finance Tk 37 million and Aman Feed Tk 35 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 156 advanced, 52 declined and 53 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

The port city’s bourse–the Chittagong Stock Exchange–also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-gaining 77 points to stand at 17,322, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index–CSCX–also gained 47 points to stand at 10,490 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 50 gained, 10 declined and 20 issues remained unchanged with Tk 23 million in turnover.

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