Holdings whilst turnover crossed Rs 363 Mn. High net worth and institutional investor participation was witnessed in Sampath Bank. Mixed interest was observed in John Keells Holdings, Softlogic Holdings and Textured Jersey Lanka whilst retail interest was noted in Sinhaputhra Finance preference shares, Alufab and City Housing & Real Estate. Meanwhile, foreigners closed as net buyers mainly due to foreign purchasing in Sampath Bank.
Banks, Finance and Insurance sector was the top contributor to the market turnover (due to Sampath Bank and Sinhaputhra Finance preference shares) whilst the sector index lost 0.17%. The share price of Sampath Bank decreased by Rs 2.40 (0.93%)
closing at Rs 256.50 whilst foreign holdings increased by 167,521 shares. The share price of Sinhaputhra Finance preference moved up by Rs 1.50 (13.89%) to close at Rs 12.30.
Manufacturing sector was the second highest contributor to the market turnover (due to Alufab) whilst the sector index increased by 0.07%. The share price of Alufab recorded a gain of Rs 2.10 (3.86%) to close at Rs 56.50.
John Keells Holdings and Softlogic Holdings were also included amongst the top turnover contributors. The share price of John Keells Holdings lost Rs 1.00 (0.52%) to close at Rs 190.50. The share price of Softlogic Holdings appreciated by Rs 0.20 (1.31%) to close at Rs 15.50
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