* JKH and banking stock generates some volume
The Colombo bourse yesterday posted a lackluster performance with both indices down and turnover a dismal Rs.354.1 million, down from the previous day’s Rs.376.1 million, with 58 gainers trailing 115 losers in a day where activity was focused mostly on banking stock.
The All Share Price Index closed 34.40 points down (0.64%) while the Milanka lost 41.05 points (0.85%) with JKH continuing to be the best business generator.
The counter, which topped Rs. 200 after the EPF sold a large block the investment arm of the Malaysian government last Friday, closed Rs.3.10 down at Rs.191.90 on nearly 0.3 million shares contributing Rs.51.1 million to turnover.
Banking shares active yesterday were Commercial Bank, Seylan (non-voting), Sampath, NDB, HNB (non-voting) and Seylan (voting).
ComBank closed flat at Rs.100 on nearly 0.3 million shares, Seylan X closed flat at Rs.27 on 0.8 million shares and Sampath edged down 30 cents to close at Rs.187 on 82,543 shares.
NDB was up Rs.3 to close at Rs.123 on 0.1 million shares, HNB closed flat at Rs.92.10 on 0.1 million shares while Seylan closed at Rs.65 on 0.1 million shares.
Other stocks that showed some volume in a dull day included LOLC closing flat at Rs.55 on nearly 0.3 million shares, Dimo down Rs.30.30 to close at Rs.950 on 11,380 shares and Hemas down 30 cents to Rs.26 on nearly 0.3 million shares.