ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka stocks fell 0.57 percent on Friday, pushed down by LOLC Holdings, Browns Investments and Ceylon Tobacco Company, a broker said.
Yesterday FirstCapital Market Research said the market witnessed the highest number of trades surpassing 30,000 after almost 8 weeks.
The Colombo benchmark All Share Price Index fell 43.81 points to close at 7,600.57.
The S&P SL20 index of more liquid stocks fell 0.12 per cent or 3.56 points to close at 3,076.30.
Turnover was 3.5 billion rupees with 63 stocks gaining and 106 falling.
LOLC Holdings fell 10.75 rupees to close at 346.50 rupees contributing most for ASPI’s fall, Browns Investment fell 20 cents to close at 6.30 rupees a share and Brown and Company fell 6.25 rupees to close at 189.25.
LOLC Finance closed 20 cents down at 6.40 rupees.
Expolanka Holdings fell 40 cents to close at 52.20 rupees a share.
Melstacorp Holdings closed 50 cents down at 50.60 rupees a share.
Hayleys Plc closed 60 cents up at 84.80 rupees with key subsidiaries Dipped Products falling 50 cents to close at 60.30 rupees and Haycarb Plc falling 1.00 rupees to close at 116.75 rupees.
John Keells Holdings closed 25 cents up at 149.75 rupees a share and Vallibel One gained 50 cents to close at 61.60 rupees a share
The Kingsbury closed 10 cents up at 6.30 and Singer Sri Lanka closed 10 cents down at 21.30 rupees.
Commercial Bank of Ceylon closed 10 cents down at 86.80 rupees, Hatton National Bank closed 1.00 rupee up at 133.00 rupees.
DFCC Bank closed 40 cents up at 60.60 rupees while Nations Trust Bank closed 20 cents down at 55.50 rupees.
Seylan Bank closed flat at 50.00 rupees and Pan Asia Banking Corporation closed flat at 17.00 rupees.
Housing Development Finance 1.70 rupees down at 35.20 rupees and Central Finance Company closed 1.70 rupees down at 90.80 rupees.
Royal Ceramic Lanka closed 1.25 rupees up at 366.25 rupees, Lanka Walltiles gained 60 cents to close at 53.70 rupees while Lanka Tiles fell 10 cents to close at 51.40 rupees.
Bukit Darah closed 1.50 rupees up at 304.50 rupees while Hemas Holdings closed 1.60 rupees down at 85.00 rupees, Ceylon Grain Elevators closed 75 cents down at 141.75 rupees and Distilleries Company closed 10 cents up at 20.80 rupees.
In the hotel sector Eden Hotel Lanka closed 10 cents down at 10.40 rupees, Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings closed 10 cents down at 32.20 rupees and John Keels Hotels closed 10 cents up at 10.00 rupees a share.
Access Engineering closed 40 cents down at 24.60 rupees.
Nestle Lanka closed 1.00 rupees up at 1,061.00 rupees and Aitken Spence Plc closed 1.20 rupees down at 58.50 rupees.
Sri Lanka Telecom closed 40 cents down at 35.60 rupees, Dialog Axiata closed flat at 13.10 rupees and Richard Pieris and Company closed 10 cents down at 17.40 rupees.
Ceylon Tobacco Company closed 9.25 rupees down at 980.00 rupees, Ceylon Cold stores closed 9.75 rupees down at 590.25 rupees and Piramal Glass Ceylon closed 10 cents up at 11.30 rupees.
Watawala Plantation fell 80 cents to close at 51.80 rupees.
Namunukula Plantations closed 2.00 rupees down at 160.25 rupees.
Kegalle Plantation gained 3.25 rupees to close at 106.75 rupees a share while Agalawatte Plantation fell 30 cents to close at 24.50 rupees and Elpitiya Plantation fell 20 cents to close at 41.10 rupees.
Mahaweli Coconut Plantation fell 10 cents to close at 31.30 rupees.
The Food, Beverage and Tobacco Industry which was the most active fell 0.77 percent today. (Colombo/April 16/2021)