Indices close in the green – Business News







ASPI closed in the green following price gains at tellers such as Commercial Bank, ACL Cables and Hatton National Bank with turnover crossing Rs. 5.8 billion.
Similar behavior was observed in the S&P SL20. Crossovers were seen in Expolanka Holdings, Commercial Bank, Central Finance Company accounting for 45.2% of revenue.
Mixed interest was seen from Lanka IOC, ACL Cables and First Capital Treasuries, while retail interest was noted from non-voting SMB Leasing, Browns Investments and First Capital Holdings.

Additionally, foreigners remained active, closing as net buyers. The transport sector was the main contributor to market turnover (thanks to Expolanka Holdings) while the sector index gained 0.44%. Expolanka Holdings’ share price rose by Rs. 1.00 (0.45%) to close at Rs. 224.75. The capital goods sector was the second largest contributor to market revenue (thanks to ACL Cables) while the sector index fell 0.35%. ACL Cables’ share price rose by Rs. 10.25 (9.56%) to close at Rs. 117.50. Lanka IOC, Commercial Bank and First Capital Holdings are also among the top revenue contributors.

Lanka IOC’s share price gained Rs. 2.50 (0.88%) to close at Rs. 287.00. Commercial Bank’s share price recorded a gain of Rs. 2.40 (4.60%) to close at Rs. 54.60. First Capital Holdings’ share price appreciated by Rs. 1.40 (8.54%) to close at Rs.