Sri Lanka stocks down 4.13-pct

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka stocks fell 4.13 percent on Tuesday with selling was seen in LOLC Holdings, Vallibel One and Browns Investments, Colombo Stock Exchange said.

Turnover was 4.2 billion rupees with 21 stocks gaining and 186 falling.

The Colombo benchmark All Share Price Index fell 326.36 points to close at 7,580.91.

The index fell throughout the day reaching an intraday low at 7,556.92 in the last hour into trading before picking up to close marginally high.

The S&P SL20 index of more liquid stocks fell 3.98 percent or 126.05 points to close at 3,037.54.

LOLC Holdings fell 79.75 rupees or 18.35 percent to close at 354.75 rupees contributing most for the ASPI fall.

LOLC Finance, fell 30 cents to close at 6.70 rupees, Browns investments fell 60 cents or 10.71 percent to close at 5.00 rupees and Brown and Company fell 21.50 rupees or 10.96 percent to close at 174.75 rupees.

John Keells Holdings fell 3.25 rupees to close at 156.75 rupees and Vallibel One fell 8.10 rupees or 11.57 percent to close at 61.90 rupees.

Melstacorp fell 3.00 rupees to close at 49.70 rupees and Expolanka Holdings closed 3.70 rupees down at 45.70 rupees a share.

Hayleys Plc closed 2.55 rupees down at 65.50 rupees share with key subsidiaries Dipped Products falling 6.20 rupees to close at 60.30 rupees and Haycarb Plc falling 10.43 rupees to close at 100.50 rupees.

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The Kingsbury Plc closed 40 cents down at 12.10 rupees and Unisyst Engineering closed 10 cents down at 15.00 rupees while Singer Industries Ceylon closed 1.20 rupees up at 96.60 rupees.

Royal Ceramic Lanka closed 29.25 rupees down at 323.75 rupees, Lanka tiles fell 14.25 to close at 231.25 rupees and Lanka Wall tiles closed 18.50 rupees down at 243.00 rupees and Lanka Ceramic closed 14.50 rupees down at 141.00 rupees.

Hatton National Bank closed 3.25 rupees down at 136.75 rupees and Commercial Bank of Ceylon fell 2.60 rupees to close at 87.70 rupees.

DFCC Bank closed 2.20 rupees down at 63.20 rupees and Sampath bank closed 2.75 rupees down at 165.00 rupees.
Nations trust bank fell 1.10 rupees to close at 60.00 rupees, Seylan Bank closed 60 cents down at 51.50 rupees and

Pan Asia Banking Corporation fell 1.20 rupees to close at 16.70 rupees.

Central Finance Company fell 2.50 rupees to close at 97.50 rupees and Citizens Development Business Finance fell 3.00 rupee to close at 117.25 rupees Alliance Finance Company gained 1.60 rupees to close at 52.40 rupees.

Sinhaputhra Finance closed 40 cents up at 7.90 rupees, Softlogic finance closed 60 cents down at 10.50 rupees and Housing Development Finance fell 1.90 rupees to close at 38.00 rupees.

Cargills Ceylon fell 5.25 rupees to close at 234.50 rupees, Hemas Holdings fell 1.90 rupees to close at 86.20 rupees, Distilleries Company fell 80 cents to close at 20.10 and Ceylon Grain Elevators fell 18.25 rupees to close at 136.00 rupees.

In the hotel sector, Eden Hotel Lanka fell 20 cents to close at 11.00 rupees, Sigiriya Village hotel closed 50 cents down at 33.30 rupees, John Keels Hotels closed 10 cents down at 10.40 and Aitken Spence Hotel holdings fell 30 cents to close at 30.50.

Ceylon Tobacco Company closed flat at 1,085.00 rupees, Piramal Glass Ceylon closed 20 cents down at 9.30 rupees and Ceylon Cold stores closed 75 cents down at 663.75 rupees.

Carson Cumberbatch fell 8.00 rupees to close at 302.25 rupees while Access Engineering fell 1.00 rupees to close at 24.10 rupees.

Nestle Lanka closed 30.00 rupees up at 1,196.50 rupees while Aitken Spence Plc closed 2.60 rupees down at 61.90 rupees.

Sunshine Holdings fell 5.30 rupees to close at 80.20 rupees a share.

Sri Lanka Telecom closed 50 cents down at 36.40 rupees while Dialog Axiata closed flat at 12.50 rupees and Richard Pieris and Company closed 10 cents up at 16.00 rupees.

The Capital Goods Industry was the most active, fell 4.2 percent today. (Colombo/Feb16/2021)

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