Sri Lanka stocks lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.17%

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Investing.com – Sri Lanka stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Information Technology, Power & Energy and Investment Trust sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Colombo, the CSE All-Share fell 0.17% to hit a new 3-months low.

The best performers of the session on the CSE All-Share were Lake House Printers and Publishers PLC (CM:LPRT), which rose 24.92% or 29.90 points to trade at 149.90 at the close. Meanwhile, EB Creasy and Company PLC (CM:EBCR) added 16.67% or 200.00 points to end at 1400.00 and Kelsey Developments PLC (CM:KDL) was up 14.80% or 4.90 points to 38.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were SMB Leasing PLC (CM:SEMB), which fell 16.67% or 0.1000 points to trade at 0.5000 at the close. Beruwala Resorts PLC (CM:BERU) declined 12.50% or 0.100 points to end at 0.700 and Ceylinco Insurance PLC (CM:CINS) was down 10.65% or 179.00 points to 1501.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Colombo Stock Exchange by 82 to 63 and 67 ended unchanged.

Shares in EB Creasy and Company PLC (CM:EBCR) rose to 52-week highs; up 16.67% or 200.00 to 1400.00.

Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.24% or 0.16 to $66.20 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.08% or 0.06 to hit $75.94 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.09% or 1.20 to trade at $1298.20 a troy ounce.

GBP/LKR was down 0.39% to 213.230, while USD/LKR rose 0.15% to 159.750.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 93.78.

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