Another record close for JSE stocks – Wednesday

Bulls are prowling around Jamaican stocks.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at a new record high on Wednesday for the third day in a row. During the morning session the All Jamaica Composite Index broke into the 340,000 points level for the first time in the market history rising 2,110.74 points to trade at 340,190.28 after 45 minutes of trading.
At the same time the JSE main index rose by 1,923.12 points to a record high of 309,951.76 after 45 minutes of trading in the morning session. The main market ended at a new closing high, with the All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 792.61 points to a record 338,872.15 and the JSE Index rising 722.16 points to a record 308,750.80.
Activities in the main markets resulted in 23 securities trading, compared to 30 securities trading on Tuesday. At the close, the prices of 9 stocks advanced, 16 declined and 6 closed unchanged. There was no trading in the US dollar market on Wednesday.
Trading activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with an exchange of 3,345,840 units valued $86,257,264 compared to 7,061,151 shares valued at $104,913,847 on Tuesday.
The day’s volume was led by, Carreras with 1,131,433 units 33.82 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Wisynco Group with 767,268 units accounting for 22.93 percent of the day’s volume of and NCB Financial Group with 476,698 units amounting to 14.25 percent of the volume traded.
Stocks with major price changes are, Grace Kennedy gained 98 cents to end trading at $52.50, with 7,498 shares, Jamaica Broilers shed $1 in closing at $25.00, after trading at an intraday high of $27, with 11,553 stock units, Kingston Wharves finished at $49.80, with a loss of 21 cents but traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $52 with 125,689 stock units, Mayberry Investments climbed 50 cents and settled at $7, with 51,070 units. NCB Financial Group dived $3.50 and ended trading at $94.50, with 476,698 shares, Sagicor Group fell 74 cents and settled at $38.01, with 205,457 shares traded, Salada Foods gained $1.10 to end trading at $12.01, with 23,850 stock units, Scotia Group declined by 90 cents and closed trading at $50.60, with 29,636 units and Supreme Ventures fell 50 cents to $14.50, with 200,562 shares trading.
Trading resulted in an average of 145,471 units valued at an average of $3,750,316 for each security traded. In contrast to 252,184 units for an average of $3,746,923 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 172,772 units valued at $3,149,989 compared to 175,865 units valued at $3,072,419 on Tuesday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.

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