CSE indices comparison for 2019: ASPI up 1.3-pct, S&P SL20 down 6.3-pct

Dec 31, 2019 (LBO) – Colombo Stock Exchange ended the year 2019 on Tuesday with a positive note, rounding up the gain of All Share Price Index (ASPI) by 1.27 percent to 6,129 as compared to the beginning of the year.

The ASPI is the broad market index of the CSE and is designed to measure the movements of the overall market.

However, the indices comparison shows that the S&P SL20 has moved down by 6.2 percent to 2,936 as compared to the beginning of the year.

The S&P SL20 is designed to measure the performance of 20 of the largest and most liquid companies in the Sri Lankan equity market.

Market capitalization stood at 2,851 billion rupees as of today with diversified John Keells Holdings having the highest market capitalization.