Nov 12, 2013 (LBT) - Significant dip in indices: The benchmark index journeyed on a down trend and ended with a significant drop of 50 points at 5812.84. Losses recorded in John Keells Holdings (-3.94%), Ceylon Tobacco Company (-2.47%) and Ceylinco Insurance (-9.99%) weighed negatively on the index. S&P SL20 followed a similar trend and ended at 3190.66 loosing 4o points.
Crossings in JKH: John keels Holdings recorded the sole crossing for the day with a single off board block of 112k shares which changed hands at a 52 week low price (off- board) of LKR209.0
On-board interest on JKH & JKH warrants: John Keells Holdings spearheaded the on board turnover supported by many traded and settled at LKR209.8 denoting selling pressure. John keels Holdings Warrants W0022 and W0023 both attracted notable on board interest and ended at LKR65.1 (-14.8%) and LKR69.8 (-18.9%) respectively. Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust too attracted on board interest backed by two on board blocks accumulating to 200k shares and closed at LKR194.9 with a marginal gain of 3 points. Moderate retail activity: Retail investor interest was moderate and concentrated on Tess Agro, Touchwood Investments and Central Investment & Finance.