May 28, 2013 (LBO) - Sri Lanka's stock closed down 0.18 percent on Tuesday for a second consecutive day with profit taking by retail investors, brokers said.
The benchmark Colombo All Share Index closed 11.84 points lower at 6,434.70 and the S&P SL 20 Index closed down 09.78 points at 3,632.13 down 0.41 percent.
Turnover was 557 million rupees up from 696 million day earlier.
Foreigners brought 107 million rupees worth shares while selling 32 million rupees of shares, in a day that 72 stocks advanced and 131 stocks declined.
Ceylon Tobacco Company contributed most to the index gain closing at 972.10 rupees up 12.10 rupees. The Good Hope closed at 1300.00 rupees up 200.00 rupees and Asian Hotels and Properties closed at 74.60 rupees up 02.60 rupees.
In the banking sector, Hatton National Bank closed at 166.00 rupees down 2.00 rupees, DFCC Bank closed at 144.00 rupees down 2.00 rupees and National Development Bank closed at 174.40 rupees up 30 cents.
Commercial Bank of Ceylon closed at 121.40 rupees down 1.10 rupees, Pan Asia closed flat at 21.00 rupees. Union Bank of Colombo closed at 19.40 rupees down 10 cents and Sampath Bank lost 1.60 rupees to close at 221.80 rupees.
The Lion Brewery lost 6.90 rupee to close at 418.10 and Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka closed flat at 200.00 rupees.
Index John Keells Holdings gained 10 cents to close at 289.00 rupees and Nestle Lanka closed at 2016.60 rupees up 20 cents.
Aitken Spence closed at 136.50 up 50 cents. Browns Investments closed at 3.40 rupees down 10 cents.
Softlogic Holding closed at 11.60 rupees up 10cents and Vallibel One closed flat at 19.90 rupees. Dialog Axiata closed flat at 9.40 rupees and Sri Lanka Telecom closed flat at 43.00 rupees.