Sri Lanka stocks end 0.67-pct up
ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka’s stocks closed 0.67 percent higher on Thursday, with Carson Cumberbatch, Browns Investments and Distilleries Company pushing up the market, provisional data showed.
The All Share Price Index (ASPI) at the Colombo Stock Exchange closed 36.23 points up at 5,406.62.
The main index closed at a high, after reaching a low of 5,383.04 within the first hour into trading and experiencing volatility throughout the day.
The more liquid S&P SL20 Index closed 0.57 percent or 13.40 points up at 2,348.16.
The market turnover was 2.66 billion rupees, while 103 stocks gained and 72 fell.
Index-heavy Carson Cumberbatch contributed most to the ASPI gain, closing 09.10 rupees up at 190.60 rupees a share.
Distilleries Company closed 30 cents up at 15.80 rupees a share and Browns Investments closed 10 cents up at 2.60 rupees a share.
Net foreign buying amounted to 212 million rupees.
A 146.1 million rupee crossing (negotiated trade) was seen in Samapath Bank at 123 rupees a share and the stock closed flat at 133 rupees a share and the stock closed at 122.50 rupees a share.
A 60 million rupee crossing was seen in Hemas Holdings at 60 rupees a share and the stock closed flat at 60 rupees a share.
Another 38.5 million rupees crossing was seen in Ceylon Beverages Holdings at 770 rupees a share and the stock closed at 767 rupees a share.
Twelve crossings amounting to 519 million rupees was seen in John Keells Holdings at 135 rupees a share and the stock closed at 135.90 rupees a share. (Colombo/Sep 10/2020)