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Sri Lanka stocks lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.31%

© Reuters.  Sri Lanka stocks lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.31%© Reuters. Sri Lanka stocks lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.31%

Investing.com – Sri Lanka stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Information Technology, Beverages & Tobacco and Healthcare sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Colombo, the CSE All-Share fell 0.31%.

The best performers of the session on the CSE All-Share were Kotmale Holdings PLC (CM:LAMB), which rose 13.60% or 25.90 points to trade at 216.30 at the close. Meanwhile, PCH Holdings PLC (CM:PCHH) added 11.11% or 0.100 points to end at 1.000 and Nuwara Eliya Hotels Co PLC (CM:NEH) was up 10.91% or 126.50 points to 1286.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Shalimar Estates (CM:SHAL), which fell 16.60% or 286.60 points to trade at 1440.00 at the close. Indo Malay PLC (CM:INDO) declined 15.70% or 224.50 points to end at 1205.10 and Huejay International Investments PLC (CM:HUEJ) was down 10.26% or 4.00 points to 35.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Colombo Stock Exchange by 116 to 104 and 54 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.28% or 0.15 to $52.49 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.37% or 0.22 to hit $59.08 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.07% or 0.86 to trade at $1268.74 a troy ounce.

GBP/LKR was down 0.71% to 201.030, while USD/LKR fell 0.03% to 153.550.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 94.82.

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