The prices of most of the shares on both bourses saw upward trend in early hours of trading Wednesday as investors continued their buying binge on sector-wise stocks.
After hitting record high of the prime index of the major bourse in the previous day, 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 more than 34 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 37 points at 10:15am.
After 30 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced 33.69 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 46 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 33.69 points or 0.55 per cent to stand at 6,117 at 11:00am.
The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 10.63 points or 0.49 per cent to 2,168.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 8.19 points or 0.62 per cent to stand at 1,342 till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.88 billion when the report was filed.
Of the issues traded till then, 173 advanced, 51 declined and 44 remained unchanged.
National Bank led the turnover chart with shares worth Tk 140 million changing hands, closely followed by Premier Bank Tk 100 million, Miracle Industries Tk 70 million, UCB Tk 68 million and IFIC Bank Tk 65 million.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –advancing 46 points to stand at 11,467, also at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 54 gained, 33 declined and 22 issues remained unchanged with BDT 66 million in turnover.