Equity benchmark indices of the stock exchanges reported an upward trend, despite selling pressure caused by the risk-averse investors, in the first one-and-half-hour trading session on Tuesday.
DSEX, the key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) climbed 10.50 points or 0.21% to reach 4,820 till 11:30 am.
Turnover, a major market indicator, on the DSE trading floor dropped by 10% to Tk256.50 crore in the corresponding period.
Moreover, the Shariah-based DSES index rose 1.60 points to 1,097 and the blue-chip index DS30 gained 6.97 points to stand at 1,644.
Out of the 343 issues traded during the same time frame, DSE had 161 gainers against 97 losers, while prices of 85 scrips remained unchanged.
Asia Pacific General Insurance Company Limited was the most traded stock till filing of this report with shares worth Tk312 million changing hands, closely followed by Continental Insurance Limited, Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited, Bangladesh General Insurance Company Limited, Square Pharmaceuticals Limited and Rupali Insurance Company Limited.
Meanwhile, the benchmark index CASPI at the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) gained 28 points to 13,775.
Of the total 145 issues traded till then, 66 gained, 52 declined, and 27 issues remained unchanged with Tk37 million in turnover.