Indices gained amidst the refreshing buying session witnessed on the blue-chip counters today. Interest continued in JKH while the share price witnessed a rapid growth of 5.07% to close at LKR 190. The foreign stake of the company increased by 476,802 shares. COMB’s foreign stake also increased by 455,921 shares while the share price increased by 1.03% to close at LKR 98.50. The price appreciation of JKH contributed 20.69 points to the ASPI while biggest negative contributor SPEN only dragged down 1.81 points.
• Diversified sector contributed mostly to the market turnover (due to JKH) and the index gained 2.71%.
• Bank, Finance and Insurance sector also contributed to the market turnover (due to COMB) while the index gained 1.32%.