Price depreciations in counters such as Carson Cumberbatch (closed at LKR 414.80, -1%), Lanka Orix Leasing Company (closed at LKR 108.00, -0.9%) and Ceylon Tobacco (closed at LKR 970.00, -0.5%) affected negatively to the index performances. Further decline in John Keells Holdings also contributed adversely to the index where JKH record a 52wk low price of LKR 190.90, -1.4%, but managed to close at LKR 192.00, -0.8%.
Daily market turnover was LKR 713mn. John Keells Holdings topped the turnover list with LKR 119mn underpinned by two crossing where 0.3mn shares changed hands at LKR 192.00 per share. Commercial Bank (LKR101mn), People’s Leasing (LKR 46mn) and Distilleries (LKR 45mn) recorded next best contributions to the turnover.
In addition, other two crossings were recorded in People’s Leasing (1.8mn shares at LKR 24.00 per share) and Sampath Bank (0.1mn shares at LKR 265.00 per share). Total Crossings accounted for 17% of the market turnover.
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