The Financial Express

DSE gains, CSE falls in early trading

| Updated: July 30, 2018 16:22:02

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Stocks witnessed mixed trend in early hour of trading Sunday as investors remained active both sides of trading fence amid ongoing earnings declaration.

Following the previous day’s marginal correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on positive note amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, DSEX, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 3.62 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 5.0 points at 10:45am.

After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced 0.52 points while the CASPI fell 20 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

The DSEX went up by 0.52 point or 0.01 per cent to reach at 5,305 points at 11:00am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also advanced 1.95 points to reach at 1,892 points.

The DSE Shariah Index gained 1.78 points to reach at 1,261 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.0 billion when the report was filed.

Fortune Shoes was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 73 million changing hands, closely followed by LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Tk 58 million, BBS Cables Tk 51 million Simtex Industries Tk 45 million, and KDS Accessories Tk 31 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 103 advanced, 116 declined, and 51 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

However, the Chittagong Stock Exchange saw downward trend till then with CASPI losing 20 points to stand at 16,353, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index (CSCX) also fell 13 points to stand at 9,896 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 30 gained, 40 declined, and 15 issues remained unchanged with Tk 47 million in turnover.

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