Friday, January 4, 2013

Colombo bourse gains further ground

Both the main market indices ended in the green with the benchmark index, the All Share Price Index (ASPI) rising by 0.82% (46.66 points) over yesterday’s close whilst the S&P SL Index (S&P) gained 0.43% (13.37 points). The ASPI & the S&P SL 20 ended the day at 5,730.45 points and 3,104.25 points respecetivley.

Market turnover decreased to LKR 518.58 Mn with a volume of 31.16 MN shares transacting during day. The top turnover generators for the day were Hatton national Bank PLC (HNB), John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH), Nation Lanka Finance PLC (CSF), Peoples Leasing and Finance PLC (PLC), Colombo Dockyard PLC (DOCK).The top five turnover generating counters accounted for 44% of the total market turnover.

The banking counter, HNB generated the highest turnover for the day of LKR 132.29 Mn, out of which LKR 94.63 Mn was generated via four off the block trades at a uniform price of LKR 147.00.

 The counter traded at a low of LKR 147.00 and a high of LKR 150.00 before ending the day at LKR 147.00, losing 0.81% (LKR 1.20) over the previous close.

Market heavy weight, JKH too witnessed two off the market trades at an uniform price of LKR.

220.00. A volume of 200 k shares traded through the two crossings generating a turnover of LKR.44Mn. JKH in total contributed a turnover of LKR.94.6Mn to the day's total market turnover.

The share witnessed an marginal upside of 0.05% (LKR 0.10) to end the day at LKR 220.00. CSF continued to trade heavily and generated a turnover of LKR 22.34 Mn over a volume of 2 Mn shares.

 The counter ended trading at LKR 10.90, losing 1.80% (LKR .0.20) over yesterday's close.

Foreigners ended the day as net sellers with foreign sales worth of LKR 157.14 against foreign purchases worth of LKR 51.71 Mn resulting in a net outflow of LKR 105.43 Mn.

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