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The Financial Express

DSEX exceeds 5300-mark in early trading

FE Online Report | Published: October 30, 2018 11:25:20 | Updated: October 31, 2018 16:25:06


DSE, CSE soar at opening

The prices of most of the shares of both bourses witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading Tuesday as investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw upward trend amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 40 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 32 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX rose more than 64 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city bourse advanced 81 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 64.52 points or 1.22 per cent to stand 5,311 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also rose 18 points to reach at 1,878 points till then. The DSE Shariah Index advanced 14 points to stand at 1,233 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.12 billion on DSE when the report was filed at 11:00am.

The low-cap companies dominated the turnover chart with SK Trins Industries was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 64 million changing hands, closely followed by VFS Tread Dyeing Tk 60 million, Pharma Aids Tk 56 million, KPCL Tk 55 million and Nurani Dyeing Tk 44 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 237 advanced, 13 declined and 24 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE), also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 81 points to stand at 16,128 points, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 50 points to stand at 9,779 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 77 gained, 06 declined and 03 issues remained unchanged with Tk 30 million in turnover.

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