03 October 2015
Colombo equities strengthen the gains on Friday to end the weekly operation on an optimistic note. Benchmark All share price index advanced by 25.06 points or 0.35% to end at 7,105.54 while S&P SL 20 index gained 4.42 points (+0.12%) to end at 3,840.75.
Today’s gains were mainly driven by price appreciations in counters such as Ceylon Tobacco (closed at LKR 965.00, +1.5%), Carson Cumberbatch (closed at LKR 400.00, +1.3%) and Associated Motor Finance (closed at LKR 685.10, +25%).
Daily market turnover was LKR 1.3bn. Several crossings were recorded in John Keells Holdings (4.4mn shares at LKR 170.00 per share), Nestle Lanka (0.02mn shares at LKR 2,125.00 per share) and Distilleries (0.2mn shares at LKR 270.00 per share). Total crossings accounted for 62% of the market turnover.
Further, John Keells Holdings positioned at the top of the turnover list with LKR 768mn followed by Piramal Glass (LKR 58mn), Nestle Lanka (LKR 52mn) and Distilleries (LKR 44mn).