Another rising day for JSE Main Market

The stock market indices continue to move higher at the end of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Monday after an exchange of 42 percent fewer shares with 36 percent less value than on Friday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 1,062.24 points to 415,313.86, the Main Index climbed 1,066.43 points to 378,895.26 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.34 points to settle at 99.03.
Trading ended with 45 securities changing hands compared to 41 on Friday and closed with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 20 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors traded 7,088,457 shares for $129,315,419 versus 12,184,860 units at $359,160,713 on Friday.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 22.9 percent of total volume after trading 1.62 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 15.2 percent for 1.08 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 9.2 percent for 654,201 shares.
Trading ends with an average of 157,521 units at $2,873,676 for each security, in comparison to an average of 297,192 shares at $8,760,017 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 253,170 units at $4,100,373 for each security, in contrast to 263,467 units at $4,232,434. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments declined by $1.30 to end at $84, after crossing the market with 12,863 shares, Caribbean Cement climbed $4.98 to $57.99, exchanging 19,673 stock units, Eppley rose 53 cents to $19.50, in trading 3,208 units. First Rock Capital fell $1.25 to $12 after an exchange of 27,995 stock units, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.79 to $27.80, with 4,586 units passing through the market, Kingston Properties gained 48 cents to end at $7.48, in clearing the market with 857 units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed $15 to $150, after crossing the exchange with 10 units, NCB Financial climbed $4.50 to settle at $138.50, in trading 605,762 shares, Palace Amusement jumped $199.99 to $1,300 after trading 20 units. Sagicor Group closed at $48, with a loss of $1 with 20,399 stock units changing hands, Scotia Group carved out a loss of $1.43, in ending at $46.72, after 726 units cleared the market, Seprod declined $3.25 to $60.75 after exchanging 11,015 units. Stanley Motta gained 45 cents to close at $5.60, with 380 units changing hands, Supreme Ventures lost 47 cents to close at $15.50 after exchanging 99,556 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments shed 58 cents in closing at $5.10, with 487,968 shares crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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