Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sri Lanka stocks close up 0.6-pct

June 27, 2013 (LBO) - Sri Lanka's stocks closed up 0.64 percent on Thursday, with the heavy index stocks showing gains, ending a week of losses, brokers said.

The benchmark Colombo All Share Index closed 38.68 points higher at 6,111.36 and the S&P SL 20 Index closed 12.85 points higher at 3,426.48 up 0.38 percent.

Turnover was 1.3 billion rupees up from 2.2 million a day earlier.

Foreigners brought 450 million rupees worth shares while selling 947 million rupees in a day that 131 stocks advanced and 47 stocks declined.

Ceylon Tobacco Company contributed most to the index closing at 989.50 rupees up 9.70 rupees, John Keells Holdings gained 2.00 rupees to close at 251.80 rupees with over 2.6 million shares traded. Dialog Axiata gained 20 cents to close at 8.60 rupees.

Negative contributors included The Bukit Darah losing 13.40 rupees to close at 695.60 rupees, Ceylon Cold stores lost 7.70 rupees to close at 162.00 rupees.

Hatton National Bank closed at 161.20 rupees up 1.80 rupees and Sampath Bank closed at 204.70 down 0.30 rupees.

Nestle Lanka lost 9.30 rupees to close at 1940.50 cents and Distilleries Company closed at 194.70 rupees up 4.70 rupees and Aitken Spence closed at 130.00 rupees down 0.20 rupees.

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