Sri Lanka stocks close down 0.24 pct

October 24, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka stocks closed down 0.24 percent Wednesday losing gains made earlier in the day.

Commercial Bank slipped 0.80 cents to close at 104.30 rupees down 0.76 percent. DFCC Bank dropped 0.30 cents to close at 108.30 rupees down 0.28 percent. Hatton National Bank PLC gained 2.90 rupees to close at 115.00 rupees up 2.59 percent. Sampath Bank PLC slipped 0.30 cents to close at 199.00 rupees down 0.15 percent

Dialog Axiata PLC slipped 0.10 cents to close at 8.00 rupees down 1.23 percent.

Index heavy John Keells Holdings PLC slipped 0.40 cents to close at 207.60 rupees down 0.19 percent. The Colombo All Share Index closed at 5,543.25 down 13.52 points and the S & P SL 20 Index closed 5.17 points lower at 3,008.40 down 0.17 percent.

Turnover was 291million rupees. Commercial Bank (X) led the day’s turnover with 62 million rupees, JKH with 47 million rupees and Chevron with 29 million rupees.

Aitken Spence PLC gained 4.00 rupees to close at 127.20 rupees up 3.25 percent.

Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC slipped 3.00 rupees to close at 197.00 down 1.50 percent.