Another JSE main market record tumble

New record high for the JSE main market.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange continues to turn up new records with the market ending at the 12th record close for the year on Tuesday as the market moved closer to resistance at 480,000 points level on the all JSE All Jamaican Composite Index.
The main market ended on Tuesday with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,146.07 points to a record 471,986.07 and the JSE Index rose 1,041.48 points to a record close of 429,900.08 ahead of another month end when prices are often move higher for portfolio valuation purposes. At the close of trading on the main and US markets, the prices of 15 securities advanced, 8 declined and 13 traded firm.
NCB Group jumped $4.99 to close traded at $160, Caribbean Cement closed $7.85 higher at $80.90, Salada Foods jumped $5.65 to $35.65, while Scotia Group fell $1.60 to close at traded at $51.40.  Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 156.9 million shares and 98.5 percent of total trades, followed by JMMB Group with 343,179 shares and Sagicor Group with 271,975 units.
The main market ended with, trading down from 201,967,708 units valued $347,243,860, on Monday to 159,340,927 units valued $195,304,339 changing hands on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 4,686,498 units valued $5,744,245, in contrast to 6,515,087 shares valued at $11,201,415 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 1,603,777 units valued $11,940,167 and previously, 1,423,065 units valued $12,322,493. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
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In main market activity, Barita Investments gained 88 cents in closing at $44.99, trading 1,989 shares, Berger Paints rose by 92 cents in trading 4,195 shares at $19, Caribbean Cement closed $7.85 higher at $80.90 while trading 131,582 shares, Jamaica Producers lost 49 cents to close at $24.51, in trading 2,500 shares. NCB Financial Group gained $4.99 trading 101,565 shares to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $160. PanJam Investment fell 98 cents with 11,180 shares changing hands, to close at $97.02, Sagicor Group lost 49 cents and ended trading at $48.01, with an exchange of 271,975 stock units, Salada Foods surged $5.65 to $35.65 in trading 565 stock units. Scotia Group shed $1.60 to $51.40, with 162,037 shares trading, Seprod added $1 trading 15,149 shares to close at $44, Stanley Motta fell 30 cents and ended at $4.70 trading 17,800 shares and Supreme Ventures rose 50 cents to finish at $31.50, with 103,297 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 6,694 units valued $974. Proven Investments gained 3 cents to close at 27 US cents with an exchange of 1,794 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 4,900 units and closed at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index surged 10.05 points to close at 194.40.


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