such as John Keells Holdings PLC (up by LKR 4.40 or 2.46%, to LKR 183.40), Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC (up by LKR 2/- or 1.23%, to LKR 164/-) & Access Engineering PLC (up by LKR 0.70 or 2.89%, to LKR 24.90/-) etc. Today, the ASPI settled at 6,984.12 as at the day’s closure. Following the similar trend, the S&P SL20 too ended the day within the green terrain at 3,905.27, up by 34.56 points (+0.89%). The total market capitalization as at the day’s closure leaped to LKR 2.97Tn. The market PER and PBV stood at 18.08x and 2.00x respectively.
The aggregated turnover for the day which amounted to record LKR 602.16Mn indicated a decrease of 41.83% from its LKR 1,035.22Mn recorded during the previous trading day; a portion of LKR 46.87Mn flowed in by way of offmarket
interest on NDB. The top three contributors for the day DIAL, JKH & LGL.X, accounted a share of 35.05% of the daily aggregated turnover. Dialog Axiata PLC (DIAL) emerged as the strongest under the top subscriber list providing a notable LKR 77.80Mn, and closed the day at LKR 10.60 indicating a gain of LKR 0.30 or 2.91%; most of this was a result of foreign selling on the counter, further to that of the foreign selling recorded yesterday. John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) being the second largest subscriber to the turnover list reported a turnover of LKR 69.60Mn. Laugfs Gas PLC (X) [LGL.X] made a contribution of LKR 63.65Mn to the market turnover, while National Development Bank PLC and Lanka Century Investments PLC added LKR 48.67Mn and LKR 33.61Mn respectively, to it.
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