ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka stocks closed 0.57 percent higher on Tuesday pushed up by LOLC Holdings, Expolanka Holdings, and Hayleys Plc continuing yesterday’s gain, brokers said.
On Monday the market passed the 8,000 marks for the first time after February.
The Colombo benchmark All Share Price Index gained 45.78 points to close at 8,068.33.
The S&P SL20 index of more liquid stocks gained 0.38 percent or 11.57 points to close at 3,093.51.
Turnover was 4.8 billion rupees with 106 stocks gaining and 92 falling.
LOLC Holdings gained 14.00 rupees to close at 455.00 rupees and LOLC Development Finance closed 8.25 rupees down at 372.00 rupees a share.
LOLC Finance closed flat at 7.00 rupees, Browns Investment closed 10 cents down at 6.40 rupees a share while Brown and Company gained 1.00 rupee to close at 182.25 rupees a share.
John Keells Holdings closed 1.50 rupee down at 140.50 rupees a share and Vallibel one closed 1.80 rupees up at 58.00 rupees a share.
Carson Cumberbatch closed 7.75 rupees up at 300.00 rupees and Expolanka Holdings closed 1.70 rupees up at 64.50 rupees a share.
Hayleys Plc closed 2.70 rupees up at 81.90 rupees with key subsidiaries Haycarb Plc closed 10 cents down at 98.40 rupees and Dipped Products fell 1.90 rupees to close at 58.10 rupees.
The Kingsbury closed 10 cents up at 8.40 and Singer Sri Lanka closed 10 cents down at 19.00 rupees.
Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC closed 1.00 rupee down at 978.00 rupees, Piramal Glass Ceylon closed 90 cents up at 14.50 rupees and Ceylon Cold Stores closed 10.00 rupees down at 657.00 rupees.
Sri Lanka Telecom closed 60 cents up at 34.00 rupees, Richard Pieris and Company closed 20 cents down at 17.00 rupees.
Dialog Axiata closed 10 cents down at 12.10 rupees, Nestle Lanka closed 42.75 rupees up at 1,348.50 rupees and Kotmale Holdings closed 15.50 rupees down at 381.00 rupees a share.
Commercial Leasing and Finance PLC closed 30 cents up at 7.70 rupees a share and Dialog Finance Plc closed 1.80 rupees down at 84.10 rupees a share.
Housing Development Finance closed 10 cents down at 35.90 rupees while Central Finance Company closed 50 cents down at 90.70 rupees.
Commercial Bank of Ceylon closed 1.00 rupee down at 86.80 rupees.
Hatton National Bank closed 25 cents down at 131.00 rupees a share and Sampath Bank closed 60 cents down at 52.60 rupees a share.
DFCC Bank closed 40 cents up at 60.90 rupees and Nations Trust Bank closed 70 cents down at 56.80 rupees.
Seylan Bank closed 40 cents down at 48.00 rupees and Pan Asia Banking Corporation closed 40 cents down at 16.00 rupees.
Bukit Darah closed 2.25 rupees up at 305.75 rupees and Hemas Holdings closed 50 cents up at 82.10 rupees.
Ceylon Grain Elevators closed 1.75 rupees up at 143.50 rupees.
Distilleries Company closed 20 cents up at 19.80 rupees a share and Melstacorp Plc closed 60 cents up at 51.60 rupees.
In the hotel sector, Eden Hotel Lanka closed 10 cents up at 14.20 rupees, John Keells Hotels closed flat at 10.80 rupees a share and Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings closed 50 cents down at 31.50 rupees.
Access Engineering closed 10 cents up at 23.10 rupees.
Aitken Spence Plc closed 1.10 rupees down at 63.20 rupees.
Windforce Closed 10 cents up at 19.10 rupees, Chrissworld limited closed 10 cents down at 12.90 rupees and Prime Land Residencies closed 10 cents up at 9.70 rupees.
Royal Ceramic Lanka closed 1.20 rupees up at 38.20 rupees, Lanka Tiles closed 1.30 rupees up at 55.40 rupees, Lanka Walltiles closed 2.10 rupees down at 67.10 rupees while Lanka ceramic closed 3.50 rupees up at 158.75 rupees.
The Transportation Industry was the most active and gained 2.69 percent. (Colombo/July 20/2021)