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Stocks open optimistic on bourses

Sun Online Desk     21st January, 2018 03:37:12 printer

Stocks open optimistic on bourses

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed upward trends in early trading on Sunday as enthusiastic investors remain active.

 

After first one hour of trading, the key index of the country’s major bourse advanced 28.42 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 31.12 points.

 

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE went up by 28.42 points or 0.46 percent to stand at 6,150.66 at 11:48 am, reports UNB.

 

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 12.41 points or 0.55 percent to stand at 2,253.53.

 

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 2.71 points or 0.19 percent to reach at 1,406.62.

 

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at Tk 1,038 million on the DSE, riding on Square Pharmaceuticals and National Bank.

 

Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd dominated the turnover chart with shares worth Tk 102.35 million changing hands till then, closely followed by National Bank, Golden Harvest Agro Industries and Deshbandhu Polymer.

 

Of the issues traded till then, 209 advanced, 59 declined and 35 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 31.12 points to stand at 11,422 also at 11:49 am.

 

Of the issues traded till then, 71 gained, 30 declined and 19 remained unchanged with a turnover value of Tk 42.78 million.

 

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