Stocks witnessed mixed trend in early trading on Thursday amid worsening pandemic situation in the country.
Within 30 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced more than 2.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse shed 5.10 points at 10:30 am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 2.03 points or 0.05 per cent to stand 3,966 points at 10:30 am.
The DSE core index is hovering between 3,950 and 3,970 points in the past two weeks as most of the sellers find almost no buyers amid growing tension over the Covid-19 pandemic and floor price limitation.
Two other induces also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 1.04 points to reach at 1,328 and DSE Shariah Index rose 0.44 point to stand at 919 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 78 million on DSE when the report was filed at 10:30 am.
Beximco Pharma was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 25 million changing hands, closely followed by Wata Chemicals, Square Pharma, Pharma Aids and Keya Cosmetics.
However, the port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw the downturn till then with the CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-losing 5.10 points to stand at 11,251 points, also at 10:30am.
The Selective Category Index – CSCX – also shed 4.62 points to stand at 6,812 points till then.
Of the issues traded till then, 7 advanced, 7 declined and 36 issues remained unchanged with Tk 4.0 million in turnover.