Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks ended higher on Monday after previous session’s sharp decline as investors went for buying spree on lucrative stocks amid optimism.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, ended at 4,415.96 points, gaining 69.62 points or 1.60 percent from previous session.

The DS30, comprising blue chips gained 28.74 points or 1.79 percent to close at 1,629.04 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also went up by 18.43 points or 1.84 percent to close at 1,015.43 points.

The total turnover at DSE stood at BDT 4.20 billion against previous session’s BDT 4.16 billion.

Out of 294 issues traded, 211 advanced, 65 declined and 18 closed unchanged on the DSE floor.

Lafarge Surma Cement topped the day’s turnover chart for the second running session with shares worth BDT 329.54 million changing hands followed by BSRM Steels, GP, MJL BD and GPH Ispat.

Asia Insurance was the day’s highest gainer, posting a rise of 10.68 percent following its dividend declaration while Wata Chemicals was the day’s worst loser, slumping by 5.58 percent.

The port city bourse, Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), also saw sharp rise with its Selective Categories Index – CSCX – gained 102.85 points to close at 8,365.40 points.

Gainers beat losers 147 to 55, with 21 issues remaining unchanged at the port city bourse that traded 8.05 million shares and mutual fund units, turnover value of BDT 291.75 million.

BBN/BB/AS-09June14-4:45pm (BST)