Dhaka stocks witnessed positive trend while Chittagong stocks saw negative trend in early hour of trading on Tuesday.
Following the previous day’s downturn, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) opened higher while the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw downward trend in early trading.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 16 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city bourse lost 43 points at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced 12 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city bourse lost 64 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 12 points or 0.21 per cent to reach at 5,445 points at 11:00am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also advanced 3.58 points to reach at 1,980 points.
The DSE Shariah Index gained 1.64 points to reach at 1,265 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 965 million when the report was filed at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 135 advanced, 65 declined and 57 remained unchanged.
Ratanpur Steels was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 235 million changing hands, closely followed by Monno Ceramic Tk 45 million, Intraco Refueling Tk 42 million, Unique Hotel Tk 40 million and Hamid Fracics Tk 32 million.
However, the port city bourse–the Chittagong Stock Exchange–(CSE) saw negative trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-losing 64 points to stand at 16,705, also at 11:00am.
The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also lost 40 points to stand at 10,098 points till then.
Of the issues traded till then, 37 gained, 31 declined and 8 issues remained unchanged with Tk 29 million in turnover.