Stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Tuesday as optimistic investors showed their appetite on sector-wise shares.
Following the previous day’s modest gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw upturn, but trading activities remains low.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 18 points while the CSE All Share Price Index of port city’s bourse gained 22 points at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, DSEX rose more than 29 points while the CSE All Share Price Index of port city’s bourse advanced 30 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 29.34 points or 0.59 per cent to stand at 4,989 points at 11:00am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also gained 10.08 points to 176 points and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 6.33 points to stand at 1,161 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 916 million when the report was filed at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 194 advanced, 49 declined and 56 remained unchanged.
Monno Jute Stafflers was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 104 million changing hands, followed by National Tubes, BATBC, Legacy Footwear and Monno Ceramic.
The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE), also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 30 points to stand at 15,092 points, also at 11:00am.
The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also rose 19 points to stand at 9,165 points till then.
Of the issues traded till then, 46 advanced, 24 declined 14 remained unchanged with Tk 19 million in turnover.