ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka stocks closed 0.02 per cent lower on Wednesday on Carson Cumberbatch, Bukit Darah and Melstacorp Plc, brokers said.
The Colombo benchmark All Share Price Index fell 1.57 points to close at 7,742.14.
The S&P SL20 index of more liquid stocks gained 0.12 per cent or 3.52 points to close at 3,029.60.
Turnover was 1.5 billion rupees with 88 stocks gaining and 86 falling.
LOLC Holdings fell 3.00 rupees to close at 405.50 rupees while LOLC Development Finance closed 64.00 rupees or 24.98 per cent up at 320.25 rupees a share.
LOLC Finance closed 10 cents up at 6.70 rupees Browns Investment closed flat at 6.10 rupees a share and Brown and Company gained 75 cents to close at 177.25 rupees a share.
John Keells Holdings closed 2.50 rupees up at 135.75 rupees a share and Vallibel one closed 20 cents up at 53.80 rupees a share.
Hayleys Plc closed 30 cents down at 76.30 rupees with key subsidiaries Dipped Products closing 30 cents up at 52.20 rupees and Haycarb Plc fell 20 cents to close at 97.40 rupees.
The Kingsbury closed 10 cents down at 6.60 and Singer Sri Lanka closed flat at 18.00 rupees.
Asiri Hospital Holdings closed 70 cents down at 29.80 rupees a share.
Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC closed 5.00 rupees down at 960.00 rupees, Piramal Glass Ceylon closed flat at 12.00 rupees and Ceylon Cold stores closed flat at 671.00 rupees.
Sri Lanka Telecom closed 20 cents up at 34.00 rupees, Richard Pieris and Company closed 20 cents down at 17.00 rupees.
Dialog Axiata closed 10 cents up at 13.30 rupees, Nestle Lanka closed 1.00 rupees down at 1,203.00 rupees.
Housing Development Finance closed 1.00 rupees down at 37.00 rupees and Central Finance Company closed 80 cents down at 95.40 rupees.
Commercial Bank of Ceylon closed 1.70 rupees up at 89.90 rupees.
Hatton National Bank closed 75 cents down at 134.75 rupees a share and Sampath Bank closed 50 cents down at 54.10 rupees a share.
DFCC Bank closed 50 cents up at 63.10 rupees and Nations Trust Bank closed 50 cents up at 58.90 rupees.
Seylan Bank closed 40 cents up at 50.40 rupees and Pan Asia Banking Corporation closed flat at 16.40 rupees.
Bukit Darah closed 46.25 rupees down at 314.25 rupees while Hemas Holdings closed 20 cents up at 83.50 rupees.
Ceylon Grain Elevators closed 7.75 cents up at 143.50 rupees.
Distilleries Company closed 10 cents down at 19.70 rupees a share while Melstacorp Plc fell 3.10 rupees to close at 47.60 rupees.
In the hotel sector, Eden Hotel Lanka closed 20 cents up at 10.00 rupees, John Keells Hotels closed 20 cents down at 9.40 rupees a share.
Access Engineering closed flat at 23.00 rupees and Carson Cumberbatch closed 38.75 rupees down at 316.75 rupees a share.
Aitken Spence Plc closed 80 cents down at 56.20 rupees.
Windforce Closed flat at 18.90 rupees, Chrissworld limited closed 20 cents up at 13.40 rupees and Prime Land Residencies closed 10 cents down at 10.20 rupees.
Royal Ceramic Lanka closed 40 cents up at 36.50 rupees, Lanka Tiles gained 20 cents to close at 51.20 rupees, Lanka Walltiles closed flat at 61.70 rupees and Lanka ceramic closed 2.00 rupee up at 152.75 rupees.
The Food Beverage and Tobacco Industry group which was the most active fell 1.7 percent. (Colombo/June 23/2021)