Sri Lanka stocks closed down 1.69 pct

October 22, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka stocks closed down 1.69 percent Monday with most blue-chips trading at lower prices. The Colombo All Share Index closed at 5,553.89 down 95.64 points and the S & P SL 20 Index closed 31.96 points lower at 3010.02 down 1.05 percent.

Turnover dipped to a two month low with 257 million rupees. Top contributors to the day’s turnover were John Keells Holdings with 39 million rupees, Commercial Bank with 20 million rupees Chevron with 20 million rupees.

Aitken Spence Holdings PLC slipped 3.90 rupees to close at 123.20 rupees down 3.07 percent. Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC gained 0.50 cents up to close at 196.50 rupees up 0.26 percent.

Dialog Axiata PLC slipped 0.20 cents to close at 8.20 rupees down 2.38 percent.

Index heavy John Keells Holdings PLC gained 1.00 rupee to close at 207.00 rupees up 0.49 percent.

Commercial Bank slipped 0.50 cents to close at 105.00 rupees down 0.47 percent. DFCC Bank slipped 1.40 rupees to close at 109.60 rupees down 1.26 percent.

Hatton National Bank PLC slipped 0.90 cents to close at 152.00 rupees down 0.59 percent.