In­dices close in red

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - MAR­KET -

ASPI closed in red as a re­sult of price losses in coun­ters such as Di­a­log Ax­i­ata, He­mas Hold­ings and Com­mer­cial Bank. A sim­i­lar be­hav­ior was wit­nessed in the S&P SL20. The turnover crossed Rs 627 Mn for the day. High net worth and in­sti­tu­tional in­vestor par­tic­i­pa­tion was wit­nessed in John Keells Hold­ings, Com­mer­cial Bank and He­mas Hold­ings. Mixed in­ter­est was ob­served in Tee­jay Lanka and Ac­cess Engi­neer­ing whilst re­tail in­ter­est was noted in Colombo Trust Fi­nance and Lankem De­vel­op­ments. Mean­while, for­eign­ers re­mained ac­tive clos­ing as net sellers mainly due to for­eign sell­ing in Com­mer­cial Bank. To­tal for­eign sales ac­counted for 45.1% of turnover.

Banks, Fi­nance and In­surance sec­tor was the top con­trib­u­tor to the mar­ket turnover (due to Com­mer­cial Bank and Hatton Na­tional Bank) whilst the sec­tor in­dex lost 0.02%. The share price of Com­mer­cial Bank lost Rs 1.00 (0.74%) clos­ing at Rs 135.00 whilst for­eign hold­ings de­creased by 818,638 shares. The share price of Hatton Na­tional Bank moved up by Rs 1.70 (0.73%) to close at Rs 233.70.

Diver­si­fied sec­tor was the sec­ond high­est con­trib­u­tor to the mar­ket turnover (due to John Keells Hold­ings) whilst the sec­tor in­dex de­creased by 0.25%. The share price of John Keells Hold­ings in­creased by Rs 0.40 (0.25%) to close at Rs 161.00.

Tee­jay Lanka and Chevron Lubri­cants were also in­cluded amongst the top turnover con­trib­u­tors. The share price of Tee­jay Lanka closed flat at Rs 40.00. The share price of Chevron Lubri­cants de­creased by Rs 1.60 (1.26%) to close at Rs 125.70.

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