Sri Lanka stocks close 0.13 pct higher

November 05, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka stocks closed up 0.13 percent Monday posting a low turnover.

AVIVA NDB Insurance PLC gained 5.00 rupees to close at 370.00 rupees up 1.37 percent.

Colombo Dockyard PLC gained 0.10 cents to close at 217.70 rupees up 0.05 percent.

Dialog Axiata PLC gained 0.20 cents to close at 8.30 rupees up 2.47 percent.

Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC gained 3.00 rupees to close at 148.00 up 2.07 percent.

Commercial Bank gained 0.90 cents to close at 104.00 rupees up 0.87 percent. DFCC Bank gained 1.00 rupees to close at 107.00 rupees up 0.94 percent. Hatton National Bank PLC slipped 0.30 cents to close at 145.00 rupees down 0.21 percent. The Colombo All Share Index closed 6.99 points higher at 5,539.31 up 0.13 percent and the S & P SL 20 Index closed 7.80 points higher at 3005.75 up 0.26 percent.

The day’s turnover was a low 161 million rupees. Top contributors to turnover were JKH with 46 million rupees, HNB with 15 million rupees and Lion Brewery with 5 million rupees.

Aitken Spence Holdings PLC slipped 1.40 rupees to close at 70.10 rupees down 1.96 percent.

Index heavy John Keells Holdings PLC gained 1.90 rupees to close at 211.60 rupees, up 0.91 percent.