Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

ASPI gains 3.1% for the day

- Business · Stocks & Markets · Investing · Financial Markets · Finance · Sri Lanka · Brunei Darussalam · John Keells Holdings · Expolanka · Tokyo · Hayleys · Sampath Bank · Ceylon_Cold_Stores

The ASPI closed in green as a re­sult of price gains in coun­ters such as Com­mer­cial Leas­ing & Fi­nance, Car­son Cum­ber­batch and Cey­lon Cold Stores with the turnover cross­ing Rs. 2.9 bn.

A sim­i­lar be­hav­ior was wit­nessed in the S&P SL20. High net worth and in­sti­tu­tional in­vestor par­tic­i­pa­tion was noted in John Keells Hold­ings and Ex­polanka Hold­ings.

Mixed in­ter­est was ob­served in Tokyo Ce­ment Com­pany non vot­ing and vot­ing, whilst re­tail in­ter­est was noted in Hay­leys Fab­ric, Sam­path Bank and Raigam Wayamba Sal­terns.

Fur­ther­more, for­eign­ers re­mained ac­tive clos­ing as net sell­ers mainly due to for­eign sell­ing in John Keells Hold­ings. Cap­i­tal

Goods sec­tor was the top con­trib­u­tor to the mar­ket turnover (due to John Keells Hold­ings), whilst the sec­tor in­dex gained 2.75%.

The share price of John Keells Hold­ings in­creased by Rs 1.00 (0.77%) clos­ing at Rs 131.00, whilst for­eign hold­ings de­creased by 5,888,906 shares.

Trans­porta­tion sec­tor was the sec­ond high­est con­trib­u­tor to the mar­ket turnover (due to Ex­polanka Hold­ings), whilst the sec­tor in­dex in­creased by 9.86%. The share price of Ex­polanka Hold­ings gained Rs 1.20 (9.92%) to close at Rs. 13.30.

Tokyo Ce­ment Com­pany non vot­ing and vot­ing, and Hay­leys Fab­ric were also in­cluded amongst the top turnover con­trib­u­tors. The share price of Tokyo Ce­ment Com­pany non vot­ing moved up by Rs 2.70 (6.54%) to close at Rs. 44.00.

Fur­ther­more, the share price of Tokyo Ce­ment Com­pany recorded a gain of Rs 2.80 (5.49%) to close at Rs. 53.80, whilst the share price of Hay­leys Fab­ric ap­pre­ci­ated by Rs. 1.20 (5.29%) to close at Rs. 23.90.

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