Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Colombo bourse in the red

Indices closed in the red on Monday on thin volumes.

 The All Share Price Index fell 0.04 percent down 2.07 points to close at 5,455.06 while the Milanka Price Index of more liquid stocks fell 0.36 percent, down 17.78 points to close at 4,905.79.

Turnover reached Rs. 247 million on a volume of almost 25.8 million shares.

Forty four counters closed in positive territory against 139 counters that closed in the red.

The Colombo Stock Exchange has fallen 10.20 percent so far this year.

The net foreign inflow yesterday amounted to Rs. 39.68 million.

The highest contributor to turnover was Commercial Bank with 231,782 shares changing hands during the day, the counter gained 0.96 percent to close at Rs. 105.

JKH closed flat at 206 after 96,418 shares were traded.

Colombo Fort Land and Building fell 0.59 percent to Rs. 33.50 with 343,695 shares changing hands.

Nestle Lanka yesterday announced a final dividend of Rs. 47.50 per share.

source - www.ft.lk

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