S&P SL20 index records its highest daily percentage gain in history

May, 21, 2020

The S&P SL20 Index of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) today (21) marked its highest daily percentage gain in CSE history. The S&P SL20 Index gained 6.98% or 132.90 points to close at 2,037.04.

The Index, which includes the 20 largest companies listed on the CSE by market capitalisation, was introduced in 2012 and since then, has never seen such a percentage increase.

The All Share Price Index (ASPI) also gained 129.58 points or 2.78% to close at 4,784.80.

The day’s turnover was recorded at Rs.2.3 billion.

Shares of John Keells Holdings,Commercial Bank, LOLC, HNB and Sampath Bank were among the biggest boosts to the index.