Thanks to rising investor optimism, stocks opened higher on Sunday, the first trading session of October month.
Within the first 30 minutes of trading at 10:30 a.m., DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), rose 37.45 points, or 0.51 per cent, to stand at 7,366 points, continuing the previous four sessions’ upward trend.
Two other indicators were also on an upward trend at the time. The DS30 index, which includes blue chips, increased by 18 points to 2,728 points, while the Shariah Index (DSES) increased by 6.05 points to 1,598 points.
Within the first 30 minutes of trading at 10:30 a.m., turnover, another crucial market indicator, was around Tk 5.0 billion.
Large-cap stocks, including Beximco, Renata, Beximco Pharma, MJL BD, and BATBC, had led the index increase.
On the DSE trading floor at the time, 245 issues had advanced, 73 had dropped, and 42 had stayed unchanged.
LafargeHolcim, LankaBangla Finance, National Housing Finance, Beximco, and Orion Pharma were the most actively traded stocks, with shares worth Tk 421 million changing hands.
The All Shares Price Index (CASPI) rose 112 points to 21,409 at 10:30 a.m. on the Chittagong Stock Exchange, while the Selective Categories Index – CSCX climbed 68 points 12,903 at the same time.