Stocks witnessed mixed trend in early trading on Tuesday as investors are active on both sides of the trading session amid ongoing earnings and dividend declaration session.
Following the previous day’s sharp decline, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) saw positive trend while the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened lower amid low trading activities.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 6.80 points while the Selective Category Index of the port city bourse lost 5.25 points at 10:45am.
After first hour of trading, the DSE lost 5.43 points while the Selective Category Index of the port city bourse advanced 3.25 points at 11:30am when the report was filed.
DSEX, prime index of the DSE, went down by 5.43 points or 0.09 per cent to stand at 5,976 points at 11:30am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also fell 1.67 points or 0.07 per cent to 2,173.
However, DSE Shariah Index (DSES) saw a fraction gain of 0.04 point to stand at 1,325 points.
Turnover, an important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.49 billion after first hour of trading when the report was filed.
Of the issues traded till then, 107 advanced, 126 declined and 58 remained unchanged.
LankaBangla Finance was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth Tk 198 million changing hands, followed by Brac Bank Tk 69 million, GP Tk 65 million, Shasha Denims Tk 62 million and Rangpur Foundry Tk 46 million.
However, the Chittagong Stock Exchange saw positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –advancing 3.25 points to stand at 11,219 points, also at 11:30am.
Of the issues traded till then, 54 gained, 50 declined and 21 remained unchanged with Tk 50 million in turnover.