12 all for JSE main market stocks – Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed lower on Monday, with advancing and declining stocks being equal as recently listed Eppley Property Fund, closed at the lowest point since listing.
The market ended, with 37 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 12 gaining, 12 declining and 13 with no price change, compared to 37 securities trading on Friday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 3,282.91 points to end at 567,791.77, the JSE Index declined by 2,986.09 points to close at 516,963.09 and the JSE Financial Index fell 1.49 points to end at 140.53.
Market activity lead to 25,996,401 units valued $339,872,230 changing hands, in contrast to 14,157,264 units valued at $123,207,133 crossing the main market on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 14 million shares for 54 percent of total volume, followed JMMB Group with 4.8 million units accounting for 18 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Fund with 3.7 million shares for 14 percent of the main market’s volume.
Trading closed with an average of 764,600 units valued at an average of $9,996,242 for each security traded. In contrast to 404,493 units for an average of $3,520,204 on Friday for each security traded on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 683,161 shares valued at $7,446,752 for every security traded, compared to 803,971 shares valued at $6,951,422 for each security traded. The market closed out August with an average of 1,743,431 units valued at $9,907,963 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 with lower offers.
In main Market activity, Berger Paints climbed 60 cents to settle at $20.60 with 13,200 shares crossing the exchange, Caribbean Cement climbed $4 to settle at $85 with 12,500 shares changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund lost $1 to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $46 with trading of 2,000 shares. Grace Kennedy lost $1.60 to end at $68.40 with 31,904 stock units changing hands. JMMB Group lost 25 cents to settle at $49.50 with an exchange of 4,761,853 shares, Jamaica Producers gained $1 to settle at $25 trading 21,981 shares, Mayberry Investments climbed 50 cents to settle at $9.50 with 24,200 shares changing hands. Mayberry Jamaican lost 40 cents to end at $13.10, trading 7,505 shares, Panjam Investment fell 50 cents to end at $101.50, trading 9,642 shares, Proven Investments gained 40 cents to end at $37.50, trading 5,708 shares, Seprod declined by $2 to settle at $55 with 4,745 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures ended with a rise of $1 to $27 with 35,776 stock units trading and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 64 cents in trading 128,354 shares at $21.26.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 154,913 units valued at over $47,764 changing hands with JMMB Group 6% preference share exchanging 14,000 units and rising 3 cents to close at US$1.04, Proven Investments rose slightly in closing at 25.01 US cents in exchanging 113,713 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments trading 27,200 shares at 14 US cents after falling by a cent. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 1.17 points to end at 192.88.

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