Stocks witnessed an upward trend in the first hour of trading on Thursday, the last trading session before Eid vacation, with key index of the major bourse DSEX crossing the 6,000-mark.
Meanwhile, trading on the bourses will remain closed from September 1 to September 3 in line with the government holidays.
Trading and official activities on the bourses will resume from September 4 (Monday).
After hitting a record high of the prime index of the major bourse on the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid slow trading activities.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 24 points while the Selective Category Index of the port city bourse rose 17 points at 10:15am.
After 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 28 points while the Selective Category Index of the port city bourse rose nearly 27 points at 10:15am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 28 points or 0.44 cent to reach 6,002 points at 11:00am.
Two other indices also saw a positive trend till then. Of them, DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 8.62 points or 0.41 per cent to 2,135 points, and DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 3.18 points or 0.24 to stand at 1,322 points.
Turnover, an important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.22 billion when the report was filed at 11:00am.
LankaBangla Finance led the transaction chart with shares worth Tk 126 million changing hands, closely followed by Exim Bank Tk 120 million, Fortune Shoes Tk 50 million, IDLC Finance Tk 49 million and AB Bank Tk 48 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 141 advanced, 60 declined and 50 remained unchanged.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw a positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 27 to stand at 11,226 points, at 11 in the morning.
Of the issues traded till then, 55 gained, 20 declined and 8 issues remained unchanged with Tk 54 million in turnover.
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