4th day of decline for JSE majors

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market declined for a fourth consecutive day on Thursday with less volume and value traded dropping sharply from Wednesday’s levels.  
Trading ended with 36 securities changing hands in the main and US dollar markets with 19 advancing, 9 declining and 8 trading firm. The market closed with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declining 1,369.89 points to close at 556,319.89. The JSE Index dropped 1,210.28 points to 506,336.57 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.23 points to close at 138.29.
Main market activity ended with 34 securities trading resulting in 15,417,353 units valued at $67,593,610, in contrast to 31,141,186 units valued at $368,051,491 from 36 securities trading on Wednesday.
QWI Investments led trading with 4.8 million units for 31 percent of total volume, followed by Sagicor Select Funds with 4.5 million shares for 29 percent of the market’s trade and Wigton Windfarm with 4 million units accounting for 26 percent of the day’s trade. No other stock traded more than a million units.
The Market closed with an average of 453,452 units valued at  $1,988,047 for each security traded. In contrast to 865,033 units for an average of $10,223,653 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,041,055 shares for $10,293,733 for each security traded and previously 1,111,651 shares at $11,432,416 for each stock traded. The market closed out September with an average of 1,585,081 units valued at $14,071,562 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 securities ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose 39 cents at $80, 4,491 in the swapping of shares, Caribbean Cement rose 68 cents after 8,547 shares changed hands to end at $77.50, Eppley gained $1.85, after exchanging 7,430 shares, to close at $16.85. Grace Kennedy rose 75 cents to $69.75 with 12,284 shares traded, Jamaica Broilers rose $1 in closing at $35 as 29,564 shares changed hands. Jamaica Producers traded 4,000 shares and gained 58 cents to end at $22.59, JMMB Group lost 90 cents to close at $42.10 after trading 20,062 shares, Kingston Wharves dropped $4.59 to settle at $57.41, after exchanging 18,100 shares. Mayberry Equities recovered the 47 cents it lost on Wednesday to close at $11.50 with 508 shares traded, NCB Financial surged $5.50 to close at $207.50 while exchanging 33,212 units, Scotia Group closed $1.19 higher in swapping 153,105 shares to end at $59.99 and Seprod dropped $3.50 to end at $50.50 with an exchange of 12,792 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 13,100 units valued at $2,828 and the market index advanced by 1.05 points to close at 199.51. Proven Investments exchanged 7,700 shares, to close at 26.98 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments slipped a fraction of a cent to trading 5,400 units to end at 13.9 US cents.

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