Sri Lanka stocks end higher

Apr 28, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s stocks end 0.07 percent higher amid net foreign buying on the board, brokers said. DFCC Bank closed 1.60 rupees higher at 159.30 rupees and NDB Capital Holdings closed 75.80 rupees lower at 461.20 rupees.

Ceylon Tobacco Company closed 50 cents lower at 1,065.00 rupees and John Keells Holdings closed 10 cents higher at 235.00 rupees.

JKH’s W0022 warrants closed 80 cents lower at 67.10 rupees and its W0023 warrants closed 1.00 rupee lower at 72.00 rupees.

Bukit Darah closed flat at 580.00 rupees.

The Colombo benchmark All Share Price Index closed 4.13 points higher at 6,171.94 up 0.07 percent. The S&P SL20 closed 6.37 points higher at 3,394.34, up 0.19 percent.

Turnover was 423.81 million rupees, down from 906.28 million rupees last Friday with 83 stocks close positive against 84 negative.

George Steuart Finance closed 15.10 rupees lower at 65.00 rupees, trading heavily on the market.

Foreign investors bought 128.46 million rupees worth shares while selling 76.23 million rupees worth shares.

Asiri Hospital Holdings closed 50 cents higher at 22.00 rupees and C T Holdings closed 3.00 rupees higher at 140.00 rupees.

Asian Hotels and Properties closed 1.00 rupee higher at 64.50 rupees and Vallibel One closed 40 cents higher at 18.20 rupees.