Sri Lanka stocks close 0.20-pct lower

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka stocks close 0.20 percent lower on Monday.

Colombo’s All Share Price index (ASPI) closed 11.21 points lower at 5,504.60.

The S&P SL20 index of more liquid stocks closed 0.49 percent or 12.67 points down at 2,581.77.

The market turnover was 136 million rupees with 56 stocks gaining and 56 stocks declining.

No crossings were done for the day.

Meanwhile, retail activity was dull with only 3,249 trades done, brokers said

John Keells Holdings and Panasian Power contributed most to the turnover, with 13 million rupees and 10.9 million rupees.

John Keells Holdings closed 2.60 rupees down at 143.00 rupees a share contributing most to the ASPI fall.

Net foreign inflow totalled up to 15 million rupees.

Commercial Bank of Ceylon closed 1.40 rupees down at 95.50 rupees a share and Nations Trust Bank closed 2.50 rupees down at 81.00 rupees a share, also pushing the ASPI down.
(COLOMBO, 08 July, 2019)

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