The prices of most of the shares on both bourses saw positive trend in early trading on Sunday as investors are showing their buying appetite on sector-wise issues amid ongoing earnings and dividend declaration session.
Following the previous week’s marginal correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened positive amid low trading activities.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly more than 18 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 3.10 points at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, the index movement slowed down somewhat and DSEX advanced more than 12.32 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 1.36 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 12.32 points or 0.20 per cent to stand at 6,052 at 11:00am.
The two other indices saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 2.71 points or 0.12 per cent to 2,191.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 3.24 points or 0.24 per cent to stand at 1,333 at 11:00am.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 822 million after first 30 minutes of trading when the report was filed at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 118 advanced, 81 declined and 45 remained unchanged.
LankaBangla Finance was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 79 million changing hands, followed Rangpur Foundry Tk 50 million, IFAD Autos Tk 38 million, Rupali Bank Tk 35 million and Islami Bank Tk 34 million.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then amid slow movement with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –gaining 1.36 points to stand at 11,331 points, also at 11:00am.
Of the issues traded till then, 40 gained, 36 declined and 12 issues remained unchanged with Tk 24 million in turnover.