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DSEX exceeds 6,200-mark in early trading

FE Online Report | Published: November 12, 2017 11:32:05 | Updated: November 12, 2017 14:59:36


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

Following the previous week’s upturn, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and 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 DSE advanced more than 10 points while the Selective Categories Index of port city bourse CSE rose 15 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced more than 27 points while the Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse rose 48 points at 11:00am, when the report was filed.

DSEX, prime index of the DSE, exceeded the 6,200-mark in early trading, advancing 27.30 points or 0.44 to reach at 6,221 points at 11:00am.

Two other indices also saw an upward trend till then.

Of them, DS30, comprising blue chips, also advanced 10.80 points or 0.48 per cent to reach at 2,255 points, and Shariah index DSES gained 3.32 points or 0.25 percent to stand at 1,345 points.

Turnover, an important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.50 billion when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Of the issues traded till then, 140 advanced, 82 declined and 45 remained unchanged.

Brac Bank was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 108 million changing hands, closely followed by Western Marine Shipyard Tk 105 million, Shahjala Bank Tk  95 million,  City Bank Tk 57 million and Beximco Pharma Tk 53 million.

Port city bourse CSE also saw an upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –advancing 48 to stand at 11,665 points, also at 11:00am.

Of the issues traded till then, 50 gained, 23 declined and 14 issues remained unchanged with Tk 58 million in turnover.

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