Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks stayed in the positive trend at midday on Wednesday as some investors remained active on sector specific stocks.
Following the previous day’s flat movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 22 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 43 points at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 21 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 37 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.
Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) organise a weeklong event to celebrate its silver jubilee started from today.
Due to the BSEC’s silver jubilee inaugural program, the management of both bourses extended trading hours by 30 minutes only for today (Wednesday).
The trading started at 10:30am as usual and will be continued till 3:00pm instead of 2.30pm today.
After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced more than 6.0 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index gained 11 points at 12noon when the report was filed.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,550 points, advancing 6.32 points or 0.21 percent at 12noon.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 4.98 points to stand at 1,276 points till then.
However, the DS30 index, comprising blue chips, fell 0.08 points to reach at 1938 points till then.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 3.0 billion when the report was filed at 12noon.
Khulna Power was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 514 million changing hands, followed by Active Fine Chemicals BDT 458 million, BBS Cables BDT 144 million, Nahee Aluminum BDT 118 million and Intech BDT 82 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 127 advanced, 128 declined and 62 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Shares Price Index of port city’s bourse advancing 11 points to stand at 17,105 points, also at 12noon.
The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also gained 7.0 points to reach at 10,367 points till then.
Of the issues traded till then, 46 gained, 23 declined and 21 issues remained unchanged with BDT 69 million in turnover.