All Jamaica 400K push continues – Thursday

NCB traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $130 on Thursday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended at a 10th consecutive record close on Thursday with the all Jamaica composite Index pushing nearer to the 400,000 mark aided by a rise in the price of 18 main market stocks.
The market closed with the All Jamaica Composite Index surging 5,960.37 points higher to a record close at 384,731.07 and the JSE Index jumping 5,430.57 points to a record close of 350,533.51. Thursday’s close brings to 33, the number of record close for the year and 21 since the start of July. The main market surged to new record high at the start of the morning session and continued to create new highs during the first 90 minutes of trading as NCB Financial traded at $125 and Kingston Wharves at $75 to be aided by Jamaica Producers that traded as high as $28.50.
Market activities resulted in 30 securities trading, including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 34 securities trading on Wednesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 20 stocks rose, 4 declined and 6 closed trading, unchanged. The main market ended with 11,678,084 units valued at $147,689,924 changing hands, compared to 3,156,915 units valued at $54,279,819, on Wednesday.
The day’s volume was led by, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share closed with 8,042,693 shares and 59.4 percent of the day’s volume, the JMMB Group 7.25% preference share ended with 2,772,000 shares, 20.5 percent of main market volume,and Wisynco Group with 620,232 units for just 4.6 percent of the volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 483,444 units valued at an average of $2,448,792, in contrast to 432,522 units valued at an average of $5,469,997 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 469,931 shares valued $4,332,558, compared to 468,476 shares valued $4,558,933 traded on the immediately preceding trading day.

JSE breaks several records in trading on Thursday morning

August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained 77 cents and closed at $11.27, trading 2,850 shares, Caribbean Cement added $1.44 to finish at $50 with 14,153 shares trading, Grace Kennedy fell $2 to end at $57, trading 238,210 shares, Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.05 in trading 108,185 stock units at record high of $31, Jamaica Producers gained 50 cents and finished trading 7,000 units at a record high of $23, JMMB Group climbed 98 cents and ended trading 142,794 shares at $30.99. Kingston Wharves jumped $4 and ended trading 13,948 stock units to close at a record high of $74, Mayberry Investments jumped $2 to settle at $9, with 271,631 units changing hands, NCB Financial Group jumped $8 and ended trading 121,984 shares at a record close of $130, PanJam Investment gained $1 and closed at $55 trading 7,285 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 52 cents and settled at $11.23, trading 124,980 shares. Scotia Group rose $1.18 in trading 56,316 units at $56.20, Supreme Ventures added 35 cents and ended at $16.40, 11,824 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 24,665 units valued US$9,781 as , JMMB Group 6% preference share completed trading of 4,950 stock units at $1.06, and Sygnus Credit Investments ended trading of 19,715 shares at 12 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 1.94 points to close at 169.56.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.

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