Equity benchmark indices of the stock exchanges witnessed a mixed performance in the first one-and-half-hour trading session on Thursday.
DSEX, the key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) increased 10.24 points or 0.20% to reach at 4,944 till 11:30 am.
Turnover, a major market indicator, on the DSE trading floor fell by 10% to Tk289.81 crore during the early session.
Moreover, the Shariah-based DSES index rose by 2.61 points to settle at 1,114 while the blue-chip index DS30 decreased 1.03 points to settle at 1,676.
Out of the 348 issues traded during the same time frame, DSE had 182 gainers against 96 losers, while prices of 70 scrips remained unchanged.
Northern Islami Insurance Limited was the most traded stock till filing of this report with shares worth Tk219 million changing hands, closely followed by Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited, Continental Insurance Limited, First Bangladesh Fixed Income Fund, Islami Insurance Bangladesh Limited, and Kattali Textile Limited.
However, the benchmark index CASPI at the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) lost 9.29 points to close at 14,103 in the corresponding period.
Of the total 175 issues traded till then, 69 gained, 68 declined, and 38 issues remained unchanged with Tk74 million in turnover.