The All Share Price Index dipped marginally to close at 4,945.1 (-0.1%), whilst the more liquid Milanka Price Index gained 25.1 points to close at 4,594.9 (+0.6%). Furthermore the newly introduced S&P SL20 Index dipped marginally to close at 2,795.6 (-0.1%).! The total turnover was LKR366.9 mn (USD2,773.2k) vs. 12-month average daily turnover of LKR1,166.5 mn (USD8,817.1k) whilst the volume traded for the day was 21,057.7k against the 12-month average daily volume of 53,453.7k.
Top traded counters were Lion Brewery oldingH LKR59.8 mn (USD452.0k, +0.4%), John Keells Holdings LKR52.1 mn (USD394.6k, +0.1%), PC House LKR52.1 mn (USD393.8k, +3.5%), People’s Merchant Finance LKR16.0 mn (USD120.9k, +9.2%) and Sampath Bank ! LKR1 4.1 mn (USD106.6k, +0.9%). Colombo bourse closed the day on mixed sentiments where ASI and S&P SL20 dipped marginally whilst more liquid Milanka Index gained during the day.
Lion Brewery continued to witness foreign interest emerging to be the top turnover generator for the day. Moreover, the counter saw a 100k shares changing hands during the day.
Heavy weight John Keells Holdings enticed institutional and high net worth investor activity. Further, PC House witnessed high net worth investor interest; People’s Merchant Finance enticed renewed widespread investor interest whilst Sampath Bank saw institutional investor participation during the day.
A net inflow of foreign funds was seen during the day, where foreign purchases amounted to LKR128.2 mn (USD969.0k), whilst foreign sales amounted to LKR20.0 mn (USD151.2k).