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Rubel Rana

Published:
2018-05-27 12:36:58 BdST

Stocks mostly positive on higher trading


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The prices of most of the shares on both bourses witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Sunday as some investors were showing their buying appetite on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s upward trend, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.

Within first 30 minutes of trading, DSEX – the key index of the country’s prime bourse – rose more than 41 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of the port city’s bourse gained 79 points at 10:30am.

After first hour of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 24 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of Chittagong bourse gained 68 points at 11:00am when the report was filed.

The DSEX went up by 24 points or 0.44 per cent to reach at 5,453 points at that time.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also advanced 6.12 points to reach at 2021 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 7.90 points or 0.62 per cent to reach at 1,267 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.46 billion when the report was filed.

Of the issues traded till then, 191 advanced, 62 declined, and 40 remained unchanged.

Berger Paints was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 222 million changing hands, closely followed by Intraco Refueling Station Tk 128 million, Legacy Footwear Tk 69 million, United Power Tk 65 million, and Western Marine Shipyard Tk 53 million.

The port city’s bourse – CSE – also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) advancing 68 points to stand at 16,797, also at 11:00am.

The Selective Category Index (CSCX) gained 42 points to stand at 10,162 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 75 gained, 22 declined, and 13 issues remained unchanged with Tk 43 million in turnover.

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