The day’s total turnover crossed LKR 950mn mark and John Keells Holdings (Voting) became the major contributor to the day’s total turnover by trading actively with four crossings and some block trades on the normal board. Crossings were also seen in Dialog Axiata and Commercial Bank of Ceylon (Voting). Dialog Axiata actively traded throughout the day. Foreign investors were net buyers for the day. The All Share Price Index gained 88.5 points to close at 6,349.8 (+1.4%), while the S&P SL20 Index gained 52.4 points to close at 3,293.5(+1.6%). Total turnover for the day stood at LKR 986.9mn (USD 6,852.5k) vs. 12-months average daily turnover of LKR 1,242.2mn (USD 8,625.5k), whilst the volume traded for the day was 32,255k against the 12-month average daily volume of 49,494k. Top contributory counters towards the day’s turnover were John Keells Holdings (Voting) LKR 326.7mn (USD 2,268.3k, +0.3%), Dialog Axiata LKR 116.1mn (USD 806.3k, 0.0%), Ceylon Cold Stores LKR 51.2mn (USD 356.6k, +6.6%), Commercial Bank of Ceylon (Voting) LKR 41.2mn (USD 286.0k, +1.2%), Ceylon Grain Elevators LKR 39.5mn (USD 274.0k, 15.8%). Foreign purchases amounted to LKR 489.2mn (USD 3,396.6k), whilst foreign sales amounted to LKR 237.9mn (USD 1,652.2k). This resulted in a net foreign inflow of LKR 251.2mn being recorded at the end of the day’s trading.
Market capitalization stood at LKR 2,710.4bn. YTD performance of the ASPI is -7.9%.