Category Archives: Stock Market

Weekly Government Securities Market – 24-05-2018


Published on Thursday, May 24, 2018

By First Capital Holdings Foreign Interest Foreign holdings decreased by Rs 6.0 billion to record Rs 309 billion. Meanwhile, overall Government securities dipped marginally, resulting in the overall foreign holding percentage dipping to 6.1% Maturities for next week The Government securities market has Treasury bill maturities amounting to Rs 110.0 billion, while the Government also… …
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Sri Lankan shares close slightly higher; foreigners buy


Published on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

DIMANTHA MATHEW, HEAD OF RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS MAY 23, 2018 COLOMBO, May 22 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares closed slightly stronger on Tuesday, driven by telecom stocks and as foreign investors continued to buy the island nation’s equities. However, investors were cautious as they waited for some cues about the real… …
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Weekly Government Securities Market – 18-05-2018


Published on Friday, May 18, 2018

Secondary market yield curve shifted upwards throughout the week and selling interest was seen actively on the 2019 maturities this past week. At the Primary bill auction 1-Yr bill saw its yield increasing by 5bps and the 3M bill was accepted at 8.33% nad its yield increased by 22bps. Despite being offered, the 6M bills… …
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Sri Lankan shares extend gain to 1-week closing high


Published on Thursday, May 17, 2018

JALIYA WIJERATNE, CEO OF FIRST CAPITAL EQUITIES, SPEAKS TO REUTERS MAY 16, 2018  COLOMBO, May 16 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares rose for a second straight session on Wednesday and closed at a one-week high, with Ceylon Tobacco Co Plc leading the gains. The Colombo stock index ended 0.42 percent firmer at 6,483.47, its highest close since… …
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Sri Lankan shares hit 5-week closing low on fuel price hike, foreign outflows


Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

JALIYA WIJERATNE, CEO OF FIRST CAPITAL EQUITIES, SPEAKS TO REUTERS MAY 14, 2018  COLOMBO, May 14 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares ended at a near five-week low on Monday, led by industrial shares such as John Keells Holdings, while foreign outflows and the recent fuel price hike weighed on sentiment, stockbrokers said. State-run fuel retailer Ceylon Petroleum… …
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Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research at First Capital Holdings, with the Market Review on Ada Derana – 13.05.2018


Published on Monday, May 14, 2018

First Capital’s Dimantha Mathew with the Market Review on Ada Derana The comments on this report are provided by the Capital Markets Research Unit of First Capital Holdings PLC an investment bank in Sri Lanka. The company operates in the capital markets of Sri Lanka in government securities – treasury bills and bonds, stock brokering and share market investments, asset management, private… …
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Sri Lankan shares close little changed, but post third weekly fall


Published on Monday, May 14, 2018

ATCHUTHAN SRIRANGAN, ASSISTANT  MANAGER – RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS May 14, 2018 COLOMBO, May 11 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares closed little changed on Friday as most investors stayed on the sidelines to see the real impact of a hike in fuel prices, brokers said. State-run fuel retailer Ceylon Petroleum Corp… …
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Sri Lankan stocks end flat near 4-week low; lenders gain


Published on Thursday, May 10, 2018

DIMANTHA MATHEW, HEAD OF RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS MAY 10, 2018 COLOMBO, May 9 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares ended little changed on Wednesday, at a near four-week low, as losses in shares of beverage companies outweighed gains in bank stocks even as many investors continued to stay on the sidelines looking… …
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Sri Lankan stocks end at over 3-week low in thin trade


Published on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

DIMANTHA MATHEW, HEAD OF RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS MAY 09, 2018 COLOMBO, May 8 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares fell on Tuesday to more than a three-week low, dragged down by shares of beverage companies such as Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka Plc , while investors continued to await fresh cues from political… …
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Sri Lankan stocks end at near 3-week low in thin trade


Published on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

DIMANTHA MATHEW, HEAD OF RESEARCH AT FIRST CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC, SPEAKS TO REUTERS MAY 08, 2018 COLOMBO, May 4 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan shares ended at a near three-week low on Friday, led by large-cap shares in a light trading session, as investors looked for fresh cues from political and economic fronts. The Colombo stock index ended 0.26… …
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