The Financial Express

DSE up, CSE down in early trading

| Updated: September 13, 2018 12:01:46

Bourses meander at opening

The prices of most of the stocks on bourses saw downward trend in early hour of trading on Tuesday as investors were on selling mood on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous three days’ correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) saw downward trend while the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed positive trend in early trading amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell more than 3.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse advanced 23 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX fell more than 8.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse advanced 7.28 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 8.68 points or 0.16 per cent to reach at 5,581 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also fell 3.95 points to reach at 1,955 points.

However, the DSE Shariah Index advanced 1.16 points to stand at 1,275 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.39 billion on DSE when the report was filed at 11:00am.

Khulna Power Company was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 287 million changing hands, followed by BBS Cables Tk 94 million, National Housing Finance Tk 90 million, Aman Feed Tk 66 million and Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Tk 56 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 104 advanced, 125 declined and 49 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

However, the port city’s bourse–the Chittagong Stock Exchange–saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-gaining 7.28 points to stand at 17,210, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 4.23 points to stand at 10,423 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 39 gained, 44 declined and 13 issues remained unchanged with Tk 30 million in turnover.

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