5.5m Pulse shares trade – Wednesday

Kingsley Cooper Chairman of Pulse

Pulse Investments traded more than 5.4 million shares in trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday out of a total of 12,393,354 units trading in the main and US dollar markets as the main market indices dived more than 2,690 points.
The volume of Pulse shares traded, is significant as it represents an unusually large amount that is out of line with normal trading levels for that company.
At the close on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,954.25 points at 331,380.70, while the JSE Index dived 2,691.66 points to 301,925.23.
Stocks with major price changes are, Grace Kennedy down 74 cents to $52.26, NCB Financial falling 84 cents to $98.06, PanJam Investment dropping $4.77 to $52.80, Scotia Group down $1.60 to end at $50.40, Seprod dropping $3.40 to $31.60, Supreme Ventures rising $1 to $15 and Sterling Investments up $1 to $11.50.
At the close of market activity, 12,367,754 units valued at $115,843,551 changed hands compared to 6,586,973 units valued at $111,180,207, on Tuesday.
The other companies with major volume traded were, Wisynco Group with 1,408,344 units, accounting for just over 11 percent of the volume traded, followed by Jamaica Producers with 1,268,622 units or just over 10 percent of the main market volume, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share exchanged 1,151,126 shares and Sygnus Credit was next with 691,887 units.
Market activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 25 securities trading of which 8 advanced, 11 declined and 5 closing unchanged, compared to 28 securities trading on Tuesday.
In the US dollar market, 25,600 units traded valued at $2,816 with Sygnus Credit being the sole stock trading to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 155.49.
Trading resulted in an average of 515,323 units valued at an average of $4,826,815 for each security traded, in contrast to 253,345 units valued at an average of $4,276,162 on Tuesday. For the month to date 232,741 units traded with an average value of $5,302,373 and on the previous day 218,900 units traded with an average value of $5,326,971 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none closing with a lower offer.

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