The All Share Price Index gained 15.0 points to close at 6,332.5 (+0.3%), whilst the more liquid Milanka Price Index also gained 17.4 points to close at 5,651.9 (+0.3%).
The total turnover was LKR393.7 mn (USD3,572.6k) vs. 12-month average daily turnover of LKR2,429.5 mn (USD22,046.3) whilst the volume traded for the day was 13,588.1k against the 12-month average daily volume of 110,861.8k
Top traded counters were John Keells Holdings LKR96.6 mn (USD876.6k, -0.3%), Sampath Bank LKR39.8 mn (USD361.2k, +1.4%), Colombo Land & Development LKR16.0 mn (USD145.2k, +0.2%), Chevron Lubricants LKR13.2 mn (USD119.8k, +1.6%) and LKR12.8 mn (USD116.2k, +0.4%).
The Colombo bourse closed the day in the green with both indices gaining despite recording the lowest year to date turnover. John Keells Holdings emerged as highest turnover generator for the third consecutive day on the back of institutional and high net worth investor activity contributing for circa 25% of the day’s turnover. Further the counter saw circa 260k shares changing hands during the day. Institutional investors were also seen active in Chevron Lubricants, Brown & Company and Sampath Bank whilst Colombo Land & Development witnessed all round investors interest.
Net inflow of foreign funds were seen during the day, where foreign purchases amounted to LKR120.9 mn (USD1,097.1k), whilst foreign sales amounted to LKR26.4 mn (USD239.6k).
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