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Stocks open optimistic on both bourses

Stocks open optimistic on both bourses

Dhaka, Mar 4 – The prices of most shares on both bourses – Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) – witnessed an upward trend in early hours of trading on Sunday as enthusiastic investors remain active.After first one hour of trading, the key index of the country’s major bourse advanced 46.63 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 85.94 points.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE went up by 46.63 points or 0.79 percent to stand at 5,917 at 11:55 am.
The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 14.95 points or 0.68 percent to stand at 2,183.92.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 8.46 points or 0.61 percent to reach at 1,380.91.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at Tk 1,500 million on the DSE, riding on National Tubes and Alif Manufacturing Company.
National Tubes Limited dominated the turnover chart with shares worth Tk 74.67 million changing hands till then, closely followed by Alif Manufacturing Company, aamra networks and IFAD Autos.
Of the issues traded till then, 243 advanced, 40 declined and 28 issues remained unchanged.
The port city bourse, the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), also saw positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 85.94 points to stand at 10,997.64 also at 11:56 am.
Of the issues traded till then, 119 gained, 15 declined and 15 remained unchanged with a turnover value of Tk 51.25 million.