The Financial Express

Stocks see mostly higher in early trading

| Updated: March 25, 2018 10:43:38

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The prices of most of the shares on both bourses witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Thursday as optimistic investors went on buying binge on sector-wise stocks.

After witnessing the previous three days’ decline, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) started the day on positive trend amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 23 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CAPSI) of port city’s bourse gained 42 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 23.54 points or 0.42 per cent to reach at 5,595 points at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw upward trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 6.80 points or 0.32 per cent to reach at 2,091 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 4.66 points or 0.35 per cent to stand at 1,327 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 195 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 153 advanced, 26 declined and 21 remained unchanged.

Square Pharmaceuticals was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 17 million changing hands, closely followed by Wata Chemicals Tk 16 million, Lafarge-Holcim Tk 15 million, Unique Hotel Tk 13 million and Salvo Chemicals BDT 9.0 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CAPSI- advancing 42 points to stand at 17,279, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 26 points to stand at 10,437 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 27 gained, 6 declined and 2 issues remained unchanged with Tk 7.0 million in turnover.

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