7 straight days of record JSE close – Monday

Records continue to be broken with Jamaica Stock Exchange main market on Monday ending at another record close and the 7th in the past 7 days.
The market closed with the All Jamaica Composite Index advancing 3,393.54 points to end with a record close at 372,852.97 and the JSE Index climbing 3,091.90 points to end at a record close of 339,711.21. Monday’s close brings to 31, the number record close for the year 19 since the start of July.
Market activities resulted in 29 securities trading, including 1 in the US dollar market compared to 31 securities trading on Friday. At the end of trading, the prices of 11 stocks rose, 10 declined and 8 closed trading, unchanged. Trading in the main market ended with 3,321,926 units valued at $66,161,713, compared to 1,557,605 units valued $98,845,806, on Friday.
The day’s volume was led by, Carreras with 634,224 units and 19 percent of main market volume, followed by Scotia Group closed with 464,889 units and just 14 percent of the day’s volume and JMMB Group 7% preference share with 336,703 units, accounting for 10 percent of the volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 118,640 units valued at over $2,362,918, in contrast to 412,772 shares valued at $3,530,207 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 709,910 shares at $ $6,787,180, compared to 709,910 shares at $ $6,787,180 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Caribbean Cement gained $1 to finish at $49 trading 53,170 shares, Grace Kennedy shed 50 cents and ended at $58.50, trading 37,098 shares, Jamaica Broilers fell 98 cents in trading 45,014 stock units at $27.02, Jamaica Producers jumped $1.50 to complete trading of 62,687 units at a record high of $21.50, JMMB Group jumped $2 to end at $31, trading 12,560 shares. NCB Financial Group jumped $5 and ended trading of 78,818 shares at record close of $120, Scotia Group dropped $3 to $56.50, in exchanging 464,889 units, Stanley Motta rose 30 cents and ended trading 9,638 stock units to close of $4.90, Sygnus Credit Investments gained 25 cents to close of $12.75, after trading 16,382 shares were traded, Victoria Mutual Investments lost 45 cents and concluded trading of 300,891 stock units at a new low of $3.07 and Wisynco Group fell 25 cents, finishing at $9 with 152,027 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 1,500 units valued US$165 as Sygnus Credit Investments was the sole US dollar based stock trading and closed at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 170.32.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the 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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