Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

ASPI gains 1% for the day

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T he ASPI closed in green as a result of price gains in counters such as LOLC Holdings, Browns Investment­s and John Keells Holdings with the turnover crossing Rs 5.9 Bn. A similar behaviour was witnessed in the S&P SL20. High net worth and institutio­nal investor participat­ion was noted in John Keells Holdings, Brown & Company and Teejay Lanka. Mixed interest was observed in LOLC Holdings, Royal Ceramics and Melstacorp whilst retail interest was noted in Browns Investment­s, Expolanka Holdings and Lanka Orix Finance.

Foreign participat­ion in the market activity remained at subdued levels with foreigners closing as net sellers. Food, Beverage & Tobacco sector was the top contributo­r to the market turnover (due to Browns Investment­s) whilst the sector index gained 1.73%. The share price of Browns Investment­s increased by Rs 0.70 (7.14%) to close at Rs 10.50.

Capital Goods sector was the second highest contributo­r to the market turnover (due to John Keells Holdings and Royal Ceramics) whilst the sector index increased by 2.38%.

The share price of John Keells Holdings recorded a gain of Rs 7.50 (5.40%) closing at Rs 146.50. The share price of Royal Ceramics appreciate­d by Rs 1.60 (3.55%) closing at Rs 46.70.

Expolanka Holdings and LOLC Holdings were also included amongst the top turnover contributo­rs. The share price of Expolanka Holdings lost Rs 1.75 (0.90%) closing at Rs 193.25. The share price of LOLC Holdings moved up by Rs 37.75 (6.47%) to close at Rs 621.25.

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