Sri Lanka stocks closed up 0.60 pct

October 25, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka stocks closed up 0.60 percent Thursday helped by blue chips and retail counters, brokers said. The Colombo All Share Index closed at 5,576.72 up 33.47 points and the S & P SL 20 Index closed 1.19 points higher at 3009.59 up 0.04 percent.

Turnover was 271 million rupees. Top contributors to turnover were Chevron Lubricants with 31.6 million rupees, Distilleries with 22.5 million rupees and People’s Leasing with 20.9million rupees.

Most active counters for the day were Environmental Resource Investments, Dankotuwa Porcelain and Nation Lanka Finance.

Aitken Spence Holdings PLC slipped 1.20 rupees to close at 126.00 rupees down 0.94 percent.

Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC gained 3.00 rupees to close at 200.00 rupees up 1.52 percent.

Dialog Axiata PLC gained 0.10 cents to close at 8.10 rupees up 1.25 percent.

Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka PLC gained 1.90 rupees to close at 141.90 rupees up 1.36 percent.

Index heavy John Keells Holdings PLC gained 0.40 cents to close at 208.00 rupees up 0.19 percent.

Commercial Bank slipped 0.30 cents to close at 104.00 rupees down 0.29 percent. DFCC Bank slipped 1.10 rupees to close at 107.20 rupees down 1.02 percent.