Sri Lanka stocks close higher 0.06-pct

Jun 22, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s stocks closed higher at 0.06 percent with index heavy stocks showing gains, Monday, brokers said.

The Colombo benchmark All Share Price Index (ASPI) closed 4.50 points higher at 7,039.65 up 0.06 percent.

The S&P SL20 closed 6.41 points higher at 3,912.69 up 0.16 percent.

Turnover was 489 million rupees, down from 635 million rupees Friday with 54 stocks closing positive against 79 negative.

“Political uncertainty is keeping investors away,” Lanka Securities said.

The main index showed gains in Nestle Lanka closing at 2,124.80 rupees, up 123.50 rupees and John Keells Holding closing at 200.10 rupees, up 2.30 rupees.

Dialog closed flat at 11.00 rupees.

In Banking, Sampath Bank closed at 259.30 rupees, up 1.00 rupee and Commercial Bank closed at 161.60 rupees, down 0.50 rupees.

DFCC closed at 200.00 rupees, down 0.10 rupees with two off the floor trades amounting to 416,000 shares at 200.00 rupees.