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Acuity Stockbrokers Weekly Share Market Review

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The Bourse ended the week on a negative note this week with ASPI decreasing by 290.37 points (or 3.51%) to close at 7,985 points, while the S&P SL20 Index also decreased by 124.06 points (or 3.75%) to close at 3,180.24 points.

Turnover & Market Capitalization

Expo Lanka was the highest contributor to the week’s turnover value, contributing LKR 2.23Bn or 9.12% of total turnover value. LOLC Holdings followed suit, accounting for 8.20% of turnover (value of LKR 2Bn) while Haycarb contributed LKR 1.70Bn to account for 6.98% of the week’s turnover.

Total turnover value amounted to LKR 24.42Bn (cf. last week’s value of LKR 42.08Bn), while daily average turnover value amounted to LKR 4.88Bn (-41.96%W-o-W) compared to last week’s average of LKR 8.42Bn. Market capitalization meanwhile, decreased by 3.49% W-o-W (or LKR 126.35Bn) to LKR 3,491.27Bn cf. LKR 3,617.62Bn last week. I

Indices vs. Turnover (08th Feb – 12th Feb) Liquidity (Value & Volume)

The Capital goods Industry Group was the highest contributor to the week’s total turnover value, accounting for 29.99% (or LKR 7.32Bn) of market turnover. Industry Group’s turnover was driven primarily by Royal Ceramic, Vallibel One, JKH & Hemas Holdings which accounted for 72.96% of the sector’s total turnover.

Materials Industry Group meanwhile accounted for 19.64% of the total turnover value while Food, Beverage & Tobacco Industry Group contributed 16.20% to the weekly turnover. The Food, Beverage & Tobacco Industry Group dominated the market in terms of share volume, accounting for 37.47% (or 309.27Mn shares) of total volume, with a value contribution of LKR 3.96Bn.

The Materials Industry Group followed suit, adding 18.62% to total volume (153.70Mn shares) while Diversified Financials contributed 14.56% (120.21Mn shares) to the weekly share volume.

 

Net Foreign Position

Foreign investors were net sellers this week with total net outflow amounting to LKR 1.31Bn relative to last week’s total net outflow of LKR 1.48Bn (11.6% W-o-W). Total foreign purchases increased by 206.8% W-o-W to LKR 1.40Bn from last week’s value of LKR 0.46Bn, while total foreign sales amounted to LKR 2.71Bn relative to LKR 1.94Bn recorded last week (39.7% W-oW).

 

 



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Moose Clothing Company wins award at SLIM Brand Excellence 2020

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Hasib Omar, Executive Director/CEO at Moose Clothing Company (second left) with the company’s Head of Sales and Marketing Stefan Schumacher, Head of Supply Chain Vinu Basnayake and Senior Manager Finance Nadeesha Gunawardana.

Moose Clothing Company clinched their first bronze award for “Best New Entrant Brand” category at the recently held SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2020.

Moose Clothing believes in creating clothing that’s loved by all, allowing everyone to embrace and celebrate their unique personalities. Moose Clothing has over time established itself as a versatile brand that creates comfortable quality clothing with the perfect fit. The brand is keen about perfecting every aspect of their clothing and puts in every effort to create a quality garment that will always speak for itself.

Commenting on their marvellous achievement, Hasib Omar, Executive Director/CEO of Moose Clothing Company said, “This is indeed a testimony of our hard work and dedication towards the brand and our customers. At Moose we believe that each customer is unique and our clothing is tailored to match that uniqueness. We entered the market with that in mind and this award is a clear indication that we are on the right track.”

Established in 2018, the brand’s journey is all about celebrating the free-spirited personality of the wearers with versatile clothing that’s suitable for work, dance and play. 

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CSE bounces back; indices pick-up but turnover low

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By Hiran H.Senewiratne 

CSE activities bounced back  yesterday following a continued decline in its activities on  previous days.  But the market registered low turnover, fuelling investor concerns, stock market analysts said.

Both CSE indices moved upwards. The All Share Price Index went up by  76. 69 points and S and P SL20 rose by 39.03 points. Turnover stood at Rs. 2.07 billion without a crossing.

In the retail market, top five companies that mainly contributed to the turnover were; Expolanka Rs. 188 million (4.2 million shares traded), LOLC Holdings Rs. 158.6 million (526,000 shares traded), Sampath Bank Rs. 155 million (one million shares traded), JKH Rs. 145 million (975,000 shares traded) and  Dipped Products Rs. 118 million (2.8 million shares traded). During the day 76.96 million share volumes changed hands in 18746 transactions.

Sri Lanka’s rupee quoted flat at 196.00/197.00 levels to the US dollar in the one-week forwards market on Friday while bond yields remained steady, dealers said. The rupee last closed in the one- week forward market at 196.00/197.00 to the dollar on Thursday.

Sri Lanka expects the GDP to grow between 3.0 to 3.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 with the rapid vaccination campaign rolled out giving people more confidence.

 

 

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AIA Insurance congratulates Sri Lanka’s Most Admired Companies

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AIA Insurance congratulates the winners of Sri Lanka’s Most Admired Companies 2020, for being recognized not just for their financial performance but also the value they create for their shareholders, customers, employees and the wider community.

AIA commended the 25 companies that were awarded this esteemed accolade- for proving their mettle with consistency, authority and sustainable growth, creating excellent business performance. This was the third consecutive year that AIA was the Platinum Sponsor of the Awards, organized by the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) and other affiliated sponsors.

AIA CEO Nikhil Advani commented, “As part of Asia’s leading insurer and Sri Lanka’s Best Life Insurance Company for the 2nd consecutive year (awarded by the Global Banking and Finance Review) AIA’s core philosophy is doing the Right Thing, in the Right Way and with the Right People. We take pride in being associated with this event, which recognizes business excellence and ethics- essentially doing the right thing, the right way for the right results. We place honesty and integrity in the highest esteem and are delighted to celebrate reputed companies that share our values in generating value for their shareholders, customers and the community.”

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