Another record close for JSE majors -Tuesday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at a new record high on Tuesday to break into the 338,000 mark, for the first time, with the All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 820.63 points to a record 338,079.54 and the JSE Index rising 747.69 points to a record 308,028.64.
Activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 30 securities trading including 5 from the US dollar market, compared to 31 securities trading on Monday. At the close, the prices of 9 stocks advanced, 16 declined and 6 closed unchanged.
Trading activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with an exchange of 7,061,151 shares valued at $104,913,847 compared to 7,903,876 units valued at $168,386,017 on Monday.
The day’s volume was led by Wisynco Group with 3,436,668 units accounting for 48.67 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Jamaica Broilers  with 1,004,631 units and 14.23 percent of the day’s volume and Ciboney with 1,004,631 units accounting for 14.23 percent of the volume traded.
Stocks with major price changes are, Grace Kennedy dropped $2.48 to $51.52, Jamaica Broilers up $2 to end at $26, JMMB Group rising $1 to $29.50, NCB Financial jumping $2.93 to $98, Sagicor Group rose 75 cents to $38.75, Scotia Group gained 50 cents to $51.50, Supreme Ventures slipped 60 cents to $15 and Sygnus Credit Investments rose 54 cents in closing at $13.55. 138 Student Living traded with a loss of 25 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.85 and Pulse Investments traded at an intraday high of $3.50 but end trading at $3.
Trading resulted in an average of 252,184 units valued at an average of $3,746,923 for each security traded, in contrast to 303,995 units for an average of $6,476,385 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 175,865 units valued at $3,072,419 compared to 163,654 units valued at $2,946,511, on Monday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 122,190 units valued at $31,374, as JMMB Group 6% preference share rose 1.5 cents and ended trading at US$1.025 with 11,100 stock units changing hands and Proven Investments rose 1 cent and closed at 18 US cents with 111,090 units changing hands. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 2.02 points up to 152.41.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.

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