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Sri Lanka stocks lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.33%

Stock MarketsDec 19, 2017 05:45AM ET
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Investing.com – Sri Lanka stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Construction & Engineering, Healthcare and Power & Energy sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Colombo, the CSE All-Share declined 0.33% to hit a new 6-months low.

The best performers of the session on the CSE All-Share were PC Pharma PLC (CM:PCPH), which rose 100.00% or 0.1000 points to trade at 0.2000 at the close. Meanwhile, Nanda Investments and Finance PLC (CM:NAND) added 20.34% or 5.90 points to end at 34.90 and Anilana Hotels & Properties Ltd (CM:ANIL) was up 18.18% or 0.200 points to 1.300 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Industrial Asphalts (Ceylon) PLC (CM:ASPH), which fell 12.63% or 43.50 points to trade at 301.00 at the close. Blue Diamonds Jewellery Worldwide PLC (CM:BLUE) declined 11.11% or 0.100 points to end at 0.800 and Kandy Hotels Company (1938) PLC (CM:KHC) was down 9.68% or 0.60 points to 5.60.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Colombo Stock Exchange by 84 to 71 and 56 ended unchanged.

Shares in Blue Diamonds Jewellery Worldwide PLC (CM:BLUE) fell to 52-week lows; losing 11.11% or 0.100 to 0.800.

Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.47% or 0.27 to $57.49 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.41% or 0.26 to hit $63.67 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.06% or 0.70 to trade at $1266.20 a troy ounce.

GBP/LKR was down 0.28% to 204.640, while USD/LKR fell 0.03% to 153.140.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 93.16.

Sri Lanka stocks lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.33%
 

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