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DSE down, CSE up in early trading Monday

FE Online Report | Published: January 15, 2018 11:50:44 | Updated: January 15, 2018 15:31:44


Stocks witnessed mixed trend in early hour of trading on Monday amid low trading activities as investors are active both sides of trading fence.

Following the previous day’s sharp decline, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed positive trend with low trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 10 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) of port city’s bourse gained 20 points at 10:45am.

After first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse rose 15 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) gained 24 points at 11:00am.

After one hour of trading, DSE key index fell nearly 9.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) gained 21 points at 11:30am.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 8.99 points or 0.14 per cent to reach at 6,109 points at 11:30am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also fell 2.14 points or 0.09 per cent to reach at 2,240.

However, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 0.66 points or 0.05 per cent to stand at 1,385.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.09 billion when the report was filed at 11:30am, riding on GP.

Of the issues traded till then, 93 advanced, 135 declined and 62 remained unchanged.

Grameenphone was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 278 million changing hands, followed by Square Pharmaceuticals Tk 87 million, BATBC Tk 42 million, Nahee Aluminum Tk 33 million and Dragon Sweater Tk 32 million.

However, the port city bourse–the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE)–saw positive trend till then with its All Share Price Index-CAPSI-advancing 21 points to stand at 18,912 points, also at 11:30am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 12 points to stand at 11,422 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 36 gained, 44 declined and 21 issues remained unchanged with Tk 25 million in turnover.

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