The All Share Price Index gained marginally to close at 4,928.6 (+0.1%), whilst the more liquid Milanka Price Index also gained marginally to close at 4,359.7 (+0.1%). Nevertheless the S&P SL 20 lost marginally to close at 2,796.5.
The total turnover was LKR368.2 mn (USD2,755.5k) vs. 12-month average daily turnover of LKR1,375.2 mn (USD10,291.5k) whilst the volume traded for the day was 23,022.0k against the 12-month average daily volume of 61,308.1k.
Top traded counters were Central Finance LKR77.7 mn (USD581.6k, -0.4%), PC Pharma LKR66.5 mn (USD497.7k, -4.7%), PCH Holdings LKR49.2 mn (USD368.2k, -2.9%), Carsons Cumberbatch LKR27.9 mn (USD208.4k, +0.0%) and Royal Ceramics LKR21.2 mn (USD158.5k, +0.1%).
The bourse which waved a red flag throughout the holiday shortened week, managed to end the week in the greener territory although on a thin margin. Central Finance witnessed institutional investor participation to contribute c.21% to the aggregate market turnover. Moreover the counter saw a parcel of 575k shares changing hands during the day. PCH Holdings and its subsidiary, PC Pharma together contributed c.31% to the market turnover on the back of high net worth investor participation. Further Carsons Cumberbatch observed continued institutional interest whilst Royal Ceramics also witnessed institutional activity and notably foreign participation on the buying side.
Net inflow of foreign funds was seen during the day, where foreign purchases amounted to LKR117.7 mn (USD880.4k), whilst foreign sales amounted to LKR32.5 mn (USD 243.2k).