Sri Lanka shares lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.23%

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Sri Lanka shares lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.23%
Credit: © Reuters. – Sri Lanka equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Information Technology , Services and Beverages & Tobacco sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Colombo, the CSE All-Share declined 0.23%.

The biggest gainers 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. Hikkaduwa Beach Resort Ltd (CM: CITH ) added 15.20% or 1.90 points to end at 14.40 and Amana Takaful PLC (CM: ATL ) was up 14.29% or 0.100 points to 0.800 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Paragon Ceylon PLC (CM: PARA ), which lost 18.46% or 12.00 points to trade at 53.00 in late trade. Associated Motor Finance Company PLC (CM: ASSO ) declined 15.18% or 69.80 points to end at 390.10 and Anilana Hotels & Properties Ltd (CM: ANIL ) shed 7.69% or 0.100 points to 1.200.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 109 to 81 and 54 ended unchanged on the Colombo Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.43% or 0.24 to $56.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.50% or 0.31 to hit $62.53 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.43% or 5.50 to trade at $1280.80 a troy ounce.

GBP/LKR was down 0.01% to 203.550, while USD/LKR unchanged 0.00% to 153.760.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 93.95.

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