The prices of most of the shares on both bourses witnessed upward trend in early trading on Sunday as investors continued their buying appetite on sector-specific stocks.
Following the previous week’s upward trend, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher with increased trading activities.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 28 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 21 points at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, its slowed down somewhat and DSEX advanced more than 13 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 9.26 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 13.48 points or 0.21 per cent to stand at 6,216 at 11:00am.
The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 11.68 points or 0.53 per cent to 2,213.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 2.88 points or 0.21 per cent to stand at 1,353.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.78 billion when the report was filed at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 117 advanced, 86 declined and 52 remained unchanged.
Islami Bank dominated the turnover chart till then with shares of Tk 212 million changing hands, followed by Exim Bank Tk 94 million, Aamra Networks Tk 89 million, Beximco Pharma Tk 76 million and Premier Bank Tk 73 million.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 9.26 points to stand at 11,678 also at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 44 gained, 40 declined and 17 issues remained unchanged with Tk 65 million in turnover.