Sri Lanka stocks closed up 0.18 pct

September 25, 2012 – (LBO) Sri Lanka stocks closed up 0.18 percent Tuesday with market interest in NDB Capital and several other blue chip companies. The Colombo All Share Index closed at 5,926.29 up 10.39 points and the S & P SL 20 Index closed 6.19 points higher at 3,201.10 up 0.19 percent.

Turnover was 1,070.8 million rupees.

Top contributors to the day’s turnover were Asiri Hospital Holdings with 186.58 million rupees, Dialog Axiata with 139.4 million rupees and National Development Bank with 91.9 million rupees. Most active counters for the day were Piramal Glass, Dialog Axiata and Trade Finance and Investments.

NDB Capital Holdings PLC gained 15.30 rupees to close at 499.60 rupees up 3.16 percent.

Aitken Spence PLC gained 1.70 rupees to close at 129.50 rupees up 1.33 percent.

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC dropped 3.30 rupees to close at 696.30 rupees down 0.47 percent. The Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC gained 5.60 rupees to close at 160.60 rupees up 3.61 percent.

Commercial Banka dropped 1.10 rupees to close at 113.90 rupees down 0.96 percent. DFCC Bank gained1.40 rupees to close at 120.20 rupees up 1.18 percent. Hatton National Bank PLC gained 0.20 cents to close at 164.20 rupees up 0.12 percent.

Dialog Axiata gained 0.40 cents to close at 9.00 rupees up 4.65 percent. Index heavy John Keells Holdings gained 1.40 rupees to close at 221.40 up 0.64 percent.