The prices of most of the shares on bourses witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Monday as some investors showed their buying appetite on sector-wise issues.
Following the previous day’s correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed upward trend with low trading activities.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 15 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 13 points at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 13 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 20 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 13.06 points or 0.24 per cent to stand 5,289 points at 11:00am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 5.79 points to reach at 1,861 points till then. The DSE Shariah Index also gained 3.03 points to stand at 1,224 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.0 billion on DSE when the report was filed at 11:00am.
Pharma Aids was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 56 million changing hands, closely followed by United Power, Western Marine Shipyard, Ambee Pharma and Prime Textile.
Of the issues traded till then, 122 advanced, 63 declined and 57 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE), also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 20 points to stand at 16,206 points, also at 11:00am.
The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 13 points to stand at 9,825 points till then.
Of the issues traded till then, 35 gained, 17 declined and 11 issues remained unchanged with Tk 34 million in turnover.