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Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager – Research, at First Capital on the Bond and equity Market performance – 09.05.2019

Treasury Bills and Bonds in Sri Lanka

Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager – Research, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 09.05.2019

First Capital is an investment bank offering services as Stock Brokers in Sri Lanka. The Company acts as a conduit between retail and institutional clients and the secondary market of the Colombo Stock Exchange. First Capital’s best-in-class research team provide a series of actionable trade recommendations, daily and periodic market commentaries and publications for Stock Brokers in Sri Lanka.

First Capital Holdings PLC is an investment bank and is the pioneer non-bank affiliated Primary Dealer in Treasury Bills and Bonds in Sri Lanka. With a track record of over 25 years, the Company was the first licensed primary dealer appointed by the Central Bank and is also the only listed and rated primary dealer in Treasury Bills and Bonds in Sri Lanka
First Capital delivers the only source for fixed income research in the local financial services industry. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide dynamic reports including economic reviews and proprietary research, encompassing fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis.

Sri Lanka stocks close 0.39-pct lower, selling in banks, JKH

ECONOMY NEXT | 09.05.2019

Sri Lanka’s stocks closed 0.39 percent lower on Thursday, with selling interest on John Keells Holdings (JKH) and banks.

The benchmark All Share Price Index (ASPI) closed 20.77 points lower at 5,352.20. The ASPI had reached an intra-day high of 5374.68 in the first half hour of trading, before moving towards an intra-day low of 5,349.04 just before closing.

The more liquid stocks on the S&P SL20 Index closed 0.64 percent or 16.34 points lower at 2,535.82.

Market turnover was 228.8 million rupees, with 36 stocks gaining and 70 falling.

Foreign participation was low, with net inflows of 30.8 million rupees to the market.

Hatton National Bank contributed most to the ASPI fall, closing 3.90 rupees lower at 160.10 rupees a share.

Of the 17 banking stock, 12 fell, while 4 were flat, and one gained.

JKH closed 1 rupee lower at 137 rupees a share, also pulling the ASPI down.

Market participants are continuing to sell stocks to buy at a discount later, as corporate earnings are likely to take a hit in the June quarter after the Easter bombings, said Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager Research at First Capital, an investment bank.

Piramal Glass Ceylon, Sampath Bank and Commercial Bank accounted for 62 percent of daily turnover.

Piramal Glass Ceylon gained 10 cents to close at 3.30 rupees a share.

Sampath Bank closed 1.20 rupees lower at 149.30 rupees a share, followed by Commercial Bank, which closed 80 cents lower at 90 rupees a share.

First Capital is an investment bank providing a full range of financial advisory and services. The Company’s research delivers a heightened perspective in fundamental research aiding Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide dynamic reports including economic reviews and proprietary research, encompassing fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis. With fundamental research coverage of 62 listed securities (reflecting approximately 65% market capitalization) across 15 sectors in Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka.

 

Expolanka sees steady growth

CEYLON TODAY | 08.05.2019

Investment Bank in Sri Lanka

A global presence in all major apparel sourcing regions for USA provides a strategic benefit for Expolanka Holdings (EXPO) due to the prevailing trade tensions between USA and China, First Capital Research (FCR) stated the firm in an equity analytical report.

Therefore, as stated in the report, FCR expects EXPO’s top line to grow above the industry average at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 17 per cent for the next two financial years, driven by volumes in the medium-term with the global presence in all the major apparel sourcing regions for USA, alongside further expansion into USA (North American trade lane; a critical growth driver) and key markets in Asia.
“EXPO earnings are likely to grow at a CAGR of c.17 per cent FY19-21E with earnings growing by 77 per cent in FY19E and 43 per cent in FY20E. Post-restructuring, the group is now beginning to show a turnaround in the overall business, reporting consistent net profit growth and more focus on the core logistic business driving revenue,” it stated.
EXPO has a global presence in all major apparel sourcing regions for USA, which would provide a strategic benefit due to the prevailing trade tensions between USA and China.
The Global Apparel industry is growing at a five-year CAGR of c.6.9 per cent, while the global logistic industry is expected to grow at a five-year CAGR of c.7.2 per cent, further supporting EXPO’s organic volume growth.
EXPO has completed its restructuring process by generating Rs 2.5 billion in benefits through divesting non-core investment sector. The funds have been re-invested in the freight forwarding business and warehousing facilities. Following the divestments, with the heavy focus on logistics, EXPO plans to take on the challenge of diversifying into new verticals within the logistics sphere with a view to maintain volume growth.
EXPO has initiated plans to cater to pharmaceutical and tech companies, as the need for air exports has grown much more significant. Such Investments would focus on moving into an array of fast-growing verticals such as pharmaceuticals, electronics, retail and e-commerce business to drive volume growth.

First Capital is an investment bank providing a full range of financial advisory and services. The Company’s research delivers a heightened perspective in fundamental research aiding Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide dynamic reports including economic reviews and proprietary research, encompassing fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis. With fundamental research coverage of 62 listed securities (reflecting approximately 65% market capitalization) across 15 sectors in Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka.

 

Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager – Research, at First Capital on the Bond and equity Market performance – 07.05.2019

Treasury Bills and Bonds in Sri Lanka

Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager – Research, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 07.05.2019

First Capital is an investment bank providing a full range of financial advisory and services. The Company’s research delivers a heightened perspective in fundamental research aiding Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide dynamic reports including economic reviews and proprietary research, encompassing fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis. With fundamental research coverage of 62 listed securities (reflecting approximately 65% market capitalization) across 15 sectors in Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka.

First Capital Holdings PLC is an investment bank and is the pioneer non-bank affiliated Primary Dealer in Treasury Bills and Bonds in Sri Lanka. With a track record of over 25 years, the Company was the first licensed primary dealer appointed by the Central Bank and is also the only listed and rated primary dealer in Treasury Bills and Bonds in Sri Lanka
First Capital delivers the only source for fixed income research in the local financial services industry. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide dynamic reports including economic reviews and proprietary research, encompassing fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis.

Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 06.05.2019

Treasury Bills and Bonds in Sri Lanka

Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 06.05.2019

First Capital is an investment bank offering services as Stock Brokers in Sri Lanka. The Company acts as a conduit between retail and institutional clients and the secondary market of the Colombo Stock Exchange. First Capital’s best-in-class research team provide a series of actionable trade recommendations, daily and periodic market commentaries and publications for Stock Brokers in Sri Lanka.

First Capital Holdings PLC is an investment bank and is the pioneer non-bank affiliated Primary Dealer in Treasury Bills and Bonds in Sri Lanka. With a track record of over 25 years, the Company was the first licensed primary dealer appointed by the Central Bank and is also the only listed and rated primary dealer in Treasury Bills and Bonds in Sri Lanka
First Capital delivers the only source for fixed income research in the local financial services industry. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide dynamic reports including economic reviews and proprietary research, encompassing fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis.

Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research, at First Capital on the bond and equity market forecast – 05.05.2019

Treasury Bills and Bonds in Sri Lanka

Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research, at First Capital on the bond and equity market forecast – 05.05.2019

First Capital is an investment bank providing a full range of financial advisory and services. The Company’s research delivers a heightened perspective in fundamental research aiding Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide dynamic reports including economic reviews and proprietary research, encompassing fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis. With fundamental research coverage of 62 listed securities (reflecting approximately 65% market capitalization) across 15 sectors in Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka.

First Capital Holdings PLC is an investment bank and is the pioneer non-bank affiliated Primary Dealer in Treasury Bills and Bonds in Sri Lanka. With a track record of over 25 years, the Company was the first licensed primary dealer appointed by the Central Bank and is also the only listed and rated primary dealer in Treasury Bills and Bonds in Sri Lanka
First Capital delivers the only source for fixed income research in the local financial services industry. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide dynamic reports including economic reviews and proprietary research, encompassing fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis.

 

First Capital’s Dimantha Mathew on the impact of the Easter Sunday Attack to the Share market – 24.04.2019

Investment in Sri Lanka

Dimantha Mathew, Head of Research, at First Capital on the impact of the Easter Sunday attack on the Share market

First Capital is an investment bank providing a full range of financial advisory and services. The Company’s research delivers a heightened perspective in fundamental research aiding Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide dynamic reports including economic reviews and proprietary research, encompassing fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis. With fundamental research coverage of 62 listed securities (reflecting approximately 65% market capitalization) across 15 sectors in Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka.

Foreigners see value in Colombo stocks

SUNDAY TIMES | 29.04.2019

Colombo shares saw foreigners on a buying spree on two days this week, despite the bad sentiment after Easter Sunday attacks with analysts saying that foreign buyers see the value in purchasing blue chips at this time.

Wednesday and Thursday foreigners were net buyers. Wednesday saw Rs. 1.3 billion net buying followed by Thursday’s Rs. 286 million trading centred around John Keells Holdings (JKH) and Commercial Bank. JKH on Wednesday added 88 per cent of the total trading on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE). On Thursday it was Commercial Bank and JKH which saw 87 per cent total trading turnover with both indices gaining. Friday saw less than 2 per cent foreign participation with locals buying Sampath Bank shares. On Friday foreigners were net sellers at Rs. 4.48 million. Analysts said foreign buying will continue to the next week. “Foreigners see that CSE valuations are really attractive now and they are on a buying spree,” Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager Research Fixed Income and Equity, First Capital holdings told the Business Times.

The CSE was closed on Monday after a curfew was imposed in the country on Sunday, following the attacks. Tuesday, when it reopened, was however the worst day for the CSE since February 16, 2012, when the petrol price increase happened. The All Share Index was up by 0.25 per cent to close at 5, 437.06 with S & P gaining by 0.37 per cent to close at 2, 600.76 on a Rs. 162.8 million turnover.

First Capital is an investment bank offering services as Stock Brokers in Sri Lanka. The Company acts as a conduit between retail and institutional clients and the secondary market of the Colombo Stock Exchange. First Capital’s best-in-class research team provide a series of actionable trade recommendations, daily and periodic market commentaries and publications for Stock Brokers in Sri Lanka.

First Capital is an investment bank providing a full range of financial advisory and services. The Company’s research delivers a heightened perspective in fundamental research aiding Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide dynamic reports including economic reviews and proprietary research, encompassing fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis. With fundamental research coverage of 62 listed securities (reflecting approximately 65% market capitalization) across 15 sectors in Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan stocks reaching bottom of cycle

ECONOMY NEXT | 17.04.2019

Stock Brokers in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s stock market is heading towards the bottom of a cycle, with opportunities for buying and potential recovery in the coming quarters, a research house said.

“With the recent stock market plunge, we believe that we inaccurately assessed the market to be at the depression stage during the December 2018 period,” the research arm of First Capital, an investment bank, said.

“Considering the reactions of the market participants it was evident that the ASPI was at the latter part of the “Anger” stage in the psychological cycle.”

“The positive developments experienced in the recent past, the upcoming election season, liquidity improvement and the possible rate cut are considered to be a number of possible trigger points for an upside in the market,” it said.

The investment bank said that the power struggle in parliament has died down following the passing of the budget in March and April, while the upcoming election season may boost economic activity and renew consumer demand.

“Thereby, we believe the ASPI (All Share Price Index) is likely to be entering the depression stage in the current market cycle with a considerable number of positive expectations over the next few quarters.”

First Capital said it has increased its portfolio to 80 percent equity holdings in April, from 60 percent in December, as the ASPI is expected to return to 6,000 levels in the next quarters.

In the 3 months from December 26 to April 02, the ASPI had dipped 7 percent with panic selling on the back of weak earnings, it said.

The ASPI closed around 5,591.83 on Wednesday.

First Capital Research said with a stabilizing rupee and a reform program with the International Monetary Fund back on track, foreign inflows to equity markets are expected to accelerate, amidst strong valuations.

Index-heavy stocks are attractive, it said.

“As we gradually turn bullish on stocks, we recommend investors to accelerate accumulation into blue chip counters which are trading at heavy discounts.”

“For investors who are already into equities, we believe this is an opportune period to increase exposure and average the existing portfolios.”

First Capital is an investment bank providing a full range of financial advisory and services. The Company’s research delivers a heightened perspective in fundamental research aiding Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide dynamic reports including economic reviews and proprietary research, encompassing fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis. With fundamental research coverage of 62 listed securities (reflecting approximately 65% market capitalization) across 15 sectors in Share Market Investment in Sri Lanka.

First Capital is an investment bank offering services as Stock Brokers in Sri Lanka. The Company acts as a conduit between retail and institutional clients and the secondary market of the Colombo Stock Exchange. First Capital’s best-in-class research team provide a series of actionable trade recommendations, daily and periodic market commentaries and publications for Stock Brokers in Sri Lanka.

Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager – Research, at First Capital on the Bond and equity Market performance – 16.04.2019

Treasury Bills and Bonds in Sri Lanka

Atchuthan Srirangan, Assistant Manager – Research, at First Capital on the bond and equity market performance – 16.04.2019

First Capital is an investment bank offering services as Stock Brokers in Sri Lanka. The Company acts as a conduit between retail and institutional clients and the secondary market of the Colombo Stock Exchange. First Capital’s best-in-class research team provide a series of actionable trade recommendations, daily and periodic market commentaries and publications for Stock Brokers in Sri Lanka.

First Capital Holdings PLC is an investment bank and is the pioneer non-bank affiliated Primary Dealer in Treasury Bills and Bonds in Sri Lanka. With a track record of over 25 years, the Company was the first licensed primary dealer appointed by the Central Bank and is also the only listed and rated primary dealer in Treasury Bills and Bonds in Sri Lanka
First Capital delivers the only source for fixed income research in the local financial services industry. The Company’s best-in-class research team provide dynamic reports including economic reviews and proprietary research, encompassing fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis.