Wednesday, September 19, 2018

© Reuters.  Sri Lanka stocks higher at close of trade; CSE All-Share up 0.94%© Reuters. Sri Lanka stocks higher at close of trade; CSE All-Share up 0.94% – Sri Lanka stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms, Footwear & Textile and Banking, Financials & Insurance sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Colombo, the CSE All-Share added 0.94% to hit a new 1-month high.

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, Union Chemicals Lanka PLC (CM:UCHE) added 22.60% or 92.00 points to end at 499.00 and Serendib Hotels PLC (CM:SHOT) was up 17.82% or 3.60 points to 23.80 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Central Investments and Finance PLC (CM:CIFL), which fell 18.18% or 0.200 points to trade at 0.900 at the close. Blue Diamonds Jewellery Worldwide PLC (CM:BLUE) declined 7.69% or 0.100 points to end at 1.200 and Ceylon Tea Brokers PLC (CM:CEYL) was down 7.02% or 0.400 points to 5.300.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Colombo Stock Exchange by 136 to 67 and 46 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for November delivery was down 1.05% or 0.54 to $50.76 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.83% or 0.47 to hit $56.47 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.65% or 8.43 to trade at $1297.33 a troy ounce.

GBP/LKR was up 0.15% to 203.040, while USD/LKR rose 0.12% to 153.660.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 92.89.

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