13 JSE main stocks rise 13 fall

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index falling by 425.48 points to 428,025.38 and the JSE Index declined by 386.63 points to 389,951.38.
The newly created Financial Index closed with a decline of 0.44 points to 100.09.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 31 securities, compared to 35 securities trading on Thursday as 13 advanced, 13 declined and 5 traded without changes in prices.
Main market activity ended with 4,168,850 units valued at $82,747,972 compared to 17,063,678 units valued $60,010,887, changing hands, on Friday.
JMMB Group 7.25% Preference led trading with 1 million shares for 24 percent of the day’s volume, Sagicor Group was next with 914,140 units, accounting for 22 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended with 551,459 shares, for13 percent of the day’s volume. Kingston properties traded at an at a 52 weeks’ high of $8.45 before retreating to close at $6.35.
Market activity ended with an average 138,962 units valued at over $2,758,266, in contrast to 533,240 shares valued at $1,875,340 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 342,460 units valued at $2,302,562. Trading for February resulted in an average of 281,016 shares with a value of $11,715,160, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose $2 to close at $50.01, trading of 36,820 shares, Berger Paints gained 99 cents and ended at $20.50, with an exchange of 52,405 stock units, Caribbean Cement closed with a gain of $1 to finish at $55, with 42,613 shares changing hands. Grace Kennedy jumped $1.13 trading 144,809 stock units to close at $60.50, Jamaica Broilers finished trading 37,111 shares after gaining 99 cents to close at $33.55, Jamaica Producers lost 50 cents and closed trading of 31,300 shares, at $22.50, JMMB Group  concluded trading of 123,997 shares with a rise of $1 to close at $33.  Kingston Wharves jumped $3.50 and settled at $75, with an exchange of 861 units. Mayberry Equities  dipped $1 and ended trading of 104,405 shares at $9,  NCB Financial Group  traded 14,520 shares but rose 30 cents to end at $144.80,  PanJam Investment  lost $1 to end at $79, in trading 13,940 units. Sagicor Group lost $1.10 in trading 914,140 shares, to close at $39.90, Salada Foods shed 50 cents trading 2,760 units to close at $29 and Supreme Ventures  climbed $1 to finish at $23 with 52,756 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market Proven Investment was the only security trading with 1,300 units changing hands at 21.97 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined 0.04 points to close at 175.14.

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