The All Share Price Index gained 72.2 points to close at 6,951.5 (+1.1%), whilst the more liquid Milanka Price Index gained 67.9 points to close at 6,301.8 (+1.1%).
The total turnover was LKR8,775.7 mn (USD79,795.5k) vs.12-month average daily turnover of LKR2,555.8 mn (USD23,251.3k) whilst the volume traded for the day was 178,307.9k against the 12-month average daily volume of 108,747.2k.
Top traded counters were HVA Foods LKR2,739.0 mn (USD24,917.7k, +5.2%), Amaya Leisure LKR2,624.4 mn (USD23,875.1k, -2.1%), Colombo Land & Development LKR594.4 mn (USD5,407.6k, +8.1%), ACME Printing & Packaging LKR312.7 mn (USD2,844.9k, +21.7%) and Multi Finance LKR282.3 mn (USD2,568.2k, +9.8%).
Colombo bourse bounced back to green territory with significant gains in both indices and recorded the 3nd highest turnover for the year to date. Hayleys emerged as the top traded counter for the day backed by local institutional investor interest where a 51% stake in Amaya Leisure was acquired by Hayleys PLC and its subsidiaries.. Further both counters contributed for circa 30% each of the day’s turnover. Colombo Land & Development continued to see all round investor interest whilst renewed retail interest was evident on ACME Printing & Packaging and Multi Finance.
Net outflow of foreign funds were seen during the day, where foreign purchases amounted to LKR234.6 mn (USD1,622.2k), whilst foreign sales amounted to LKR296.9 mn (USD2,214.8k).