ASPI: 7,366.31 (+56.26 pts; +0.77%); Val T/O: Rs. 2.37bn (US$17.7mn); Vol T/O: 64.7mn; Trades:13,263
Advance/decline ratio: 166/59; Top gainer: PCH.N (+50.00%); Top loser: SLND.N (-17.69%)
• The ASPI advanced today amid high turnover levels due to broad based buying in most sectors. The diversified, banking, finance & insurance, manufacturing, power & energy and food & beverage sectors dominated activity levels, with crossings seen on several counters including JKH, DIST and LIOC.
• Diversified Holdings was the most actively traded sector (+0.78%)
• Information Technology was the best performing sector (+4.11%), supported by gains on ECL (+2.94%)
• Construction & Engineering was the worst performing sector (-0.41%), dragged down by a decline in AEL
Courtesy: The Island 5 August 2015