Sri Lanka’s stocks end marginally higher

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s stocks closed 0.06 percent higher on Thursday, interim data showed.

Colombo’s All Share Price Index (ASPI) remained volatile, gaining an intra-day high of 5,833.33 two hours into trading before tumbling down to close marginally higher than the day’s lowest 5,807.63.

ASPI closed 3.53 points up at 5,811.04 and the S&P SL20 Index of more liquid stocks gained 0.33 percent or 9.04 points to 2,787.09.

The market turnover was 463.9 million rupees with 68 stocks gaining and 34 falling.

Two crossings in HNB at 154 rupees a share contributed 61.6 million rupees to the turnover.

Asian Hotels and Properties gained 2.70 rupees to 42.70 rupees a share, Central Finance Company up 5.00 rupees to 96.00 rupees a share and Sampath Bank gained 2.50 rupees to 158.70 rupees share, contributing to ASPI’s gain.
(Colombo/Sept19/2019)