DSEX crosses 5,600-mark in early trading

FE Online Report | Published: August 27, 2018 11:28:57 | Updated: August 29, 2018 10:32:25


The prices of most of the stocks on both bourse witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Monday with core index of the prime bourse crossing the 5,600-mark.

Following the previous five days’ upward movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on positive note amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 9.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 32 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX rose more than 13 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse advanced 40 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 13.08 points or 0.23 per cent to reach at 5,610 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 9.19 points to reach at 1,970 points.

The DSE Shariah Index rose 6.86 points to stand at 1,279 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.14 billion when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Beximco was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 180 million changing hands, closely followed by Active Fine Chemicals Tk 114 million, United Power Tk 61 million, MJL BD Tk 48 million and National Housing Finance Tk 42 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 167 advanced, 70 declined and 39 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

The port city’s bourse also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-gaining 40 points to stand at 17,251, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 24 points to stand at 10,446 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 62 gained, 29 declined and 10 issues remained unchanged with Tk 40 million in turnover.

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