Market ends on mixed note
The indices at the Colombo Stock Exchange ended on a mixed note with
the ASPI gaining 5 points (0.1 percent) to close at 3,774 while the MPI
lost 12 points (-0.3%) to close at 4,332.
Turnover was high at Rs 1 billion with Richard Pieris and its
subsidiary Maskeliya Plantations accounting for Rs 215 million in
Richard Pieris closed Rs 2.75 higher at Rs 66.00 on turnover of Rs
155 million and Maskeliya closed up Rs 3.50 to end at Rs 33.75.
Of the large cap companies, John Keells Holdings closed at Rs 169.25,
down 75 cents, while Aitken Spence & Co closed at Rs 1,299.75 unchanged.
Ceylon Theatres closed at Rs 55.00, down 50 cents and Hayleys closed
unchanged at Rs 209.00. Of the plantation companies, Kotagala
Plantations closed at Rs 51.75, up Rs 3.50, while Balangoda closed at Rs
38.00, up Rs 2.50.
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