Monday, 29 April 2013

Quote for the day

"The credibility of any item in finance is inversely proportionate to the amount of publicity it receives."- Michael Scott

LSL Market Review 29th Apr 2013

Retail play was shaky today as most investors were booking profits whilst some were taking new positions to further benefit from the prevailing positive sentiment. A period of consolidation is on the cards as market RSI has reached a high level. Institutional participation was evident but was relatively overshadowed by its retail peers.

ASI gained 5.45 points (0.09%) to close at 5,967.62 and the S&P SL20 Index gained 3.78 points (0.11%) to close at 3,363.14. Turnover was Rs. 846.6Mn.

Top contributors to turnover were Colombo Dockyard with Rs.146.1Mn, Colombo Land & Development with Rs.93.1Mn and Commercial Bank with Rs. 60.6Mn. Most active counters for the day were Touchwood Investments, Colombo Land & Development and Central Investments & Finance.

Notable gainers for the day were Environmental Resource Investments warrant-6 up by 19.2% to close at Rs. 3.10, Environmental Resource Investments warrant-3 up by 17.7% to close at Rs. 2.00 and Convenience Foods up by 9.8% to close at Rs. 220.00. Notable losers for the day were Industrial Asphalts down by 7.0% to close at Rs. 250.10, Citizen’s Development Bank down by 5.7% to close at Rs. 31.50 and Citrus Waskaduwa down by 5.2% to close at Rs. 7.30.

Cash map was 39.63%. Foreign participation was 12.0% of total market turnover with net foreign buying of Rs. 114.6Mn.