Sri Lanka stocks close 0.50-pct higher, buying interest in CLC, LLUB

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s stocks closed 0.50 percent higher with buying interest in Commercial Leasing and Finance (CLC) and Chevron Lubricants (LLUB).

 
The All Share Price Index closed 26.34 points up at 5,319.83. The index gained throughout the day, reaching an intra-day high of 5,322.23, before shedding 2 points minutes before closing.
 
The S&P SL20 Index closed 15.24 points or 0.62 percent up at 2,479.39.
 
Market turnover was 181.37 million rupees, with 88 stocks gaining and 27 falling.
 
Moderate foreign participation saw net inflows of 35.3 million rupees into the market.
 
CLC closed 20 cents up at 2.50 rupees a share, and LLUB closed 4.80 rupees up at 61.10 rupees a share, contributing to the ASPI gain.
 
Central Finance Company and John Keells Holdings contributed towards half the day’s turnover.
 
Central Finance closed 10 cents up at 83.10 rupees a share and John Keells Holdings ended 40 cents up at 138.90 rupees a share. (Colombo/May29/2019)

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