DSE, CSE witness volatility in early trading

FE Online Report | Published: July 19, 2018 11:26:12 | Updated: July 20, 2018 10:32:57


Stocks witnessed volatile trading in early hour of trading Thursday as investors are active on both sides of trading fence amid ongoing earnings declaration.

Following the previous day’s marginal gain, 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 4.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city bourse gained 11 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced nearly 3.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse fell 5.0 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 2.58 points or 0.04 per cent to reach at 5,336 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also advanced 5.13 points to reach at 1,905 points.

The DSE Shariah Index gained 4.08 points to reach at 1,273 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 2.05 billion when the report was filed at 11:00am.

BBS Cables was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 208 million changing hands, closely followed by IBN Sina Tk 137 million, KDS Accessories Tk 127 million, Golden Harvest Agro Industries Tk 93 million and Bengal Windsor Tk 89 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 128 advanced, 117 declined and 34 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw mixed trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-losing 5.0 points to stand at 16,398, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also advanced 7.0 points to stand at 9,915 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 52 gained, 52 declined and 16 issues remained unchanged with Tk 43 million in turnover.

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