Sri Lanka stocks close flat

Mar 07, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s stocks close 0.07 percent higher Friday with index heavy John Keells Holdings extending gains amid thin foreign activity, brokers said. The Colombo benchmark All Share Price Index closed 4.13 points higher at 5,966.06 up 0.07 percent. The S&P SL20 closed 10.94 points higher at 3,244.99, up 0.34 percent.

Turnover was 233.28 million rupees, down from 716.06 million rupees a day earlier with 82 stocks close positive against 89 negative.

Foreign investors bought 42.84 million rupees worth shares while selling 26.58 million rupees of shares.

Touchwood Investments closed 40 cents higher at 2.70 rupees, attracting most number of trades during the day.

JKH closed 3.10 rupees higher at 228.00 rupees and NDB Capital Holdings closed 23.60 rupees higher at 533.60 rupees.

JKH’s W0022 warrants closed 80 cents higher at 64.70 rupees and its W0023 warrants closed 1.70 rupees higher at 68.00 rupees.

Sampath Bank closed 2.80 rupees higher at 173.80 rupees and Commercial Bank closed 50 cents higher at 115.00 rupees.

Lanka Orix Leasing Company closed 1.80 rupees lower at 75.20 rupees and Commercial Leasing and Finance closed flat at 4.00 rupees.

SLT closed 30 cents lower at 44.80 rupees and Dialog Axiata closed flat at 9.00 rupees.

Ceylon Tobacco Company closed 2.30 rupees higher at 1,122.30 rupees and Bukit Darah closed 5.00 rupees lower at 540.00 rupees.

Distilleries closed 20 cents lower at 204.00 rupees.