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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 18:14
STOCK INDICES SLUMP today
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Trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange ended in the negative territory today with both indices recording losses.
 
The All Share Price Index lost 2.05 points to close trading at 6,746.10 while S&P SL20 shed 1.77 points to end the session at 3,902.68.
 
Turnover was 558 million rupees and 19.6 million shares were traded.
 
Analysts said the indices were edged down due to price losses in counters such as John Keells Holdings, Commercial Bank, and Aitken Spence.
 
High-net-worth and institutional investor participation was witnessed in Hemas Holdings and Commercial Bank.
 
Mixed interest was observed in Tokyo Cement Company whilst retail interest was noted in Ceylon Grain Elevators.
Meanwhile, foreigners closed as net sellers mainly due to foreign selling in Commercial Bank and Tokyo Cement Company.
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