The prices of most of the shares on both bourses witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading Monday as some investors continued their buying appetite on sector-wise issues.
Following the previous two days’ upbeat note, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid low trading activities.
Within first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse rose nearly 30 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse advanced 41 points at 10:30am.
After first hour of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 20 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city bourse gained 37 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 20.13 points or 0.36 per cent to reach at 5,477 points at 11:00am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also advanced 11.26 points to reach at 2034 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 4.28 points to reach at 1,273 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 938 million when the report was filed at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 115 advanced, 100 declined and 61 remained unchanged.
Intraco Refueling Station was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 77 million changing hands, closely followed by Queen South Textile Tk 67 million, Berger Paints Tk 48 million, United Power Tk 42 million and BRAC Bank Tk 41 million.
The port city bourse–the Chittagong Stock Exchange–also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 37 points to stand at 16,869, also at 11:00am.
The Selective Category Index– CSCX– gained 22 points to stand at 10,208 points till then.
Of the issues traded till then, 39 gained, 35 declined and 16 issues remained unchanged with Tk 35 million in turnover.