Big surge in JSE main market – Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market made big gains at the close on Monday, with the All Jamaican Composite Index surging 10,406.91 points to 583,563.26 and the JSE Index jumping 9,457.20 points to end at 531,294.50.
At the close of trading, the JSE Financial Index rose 1.82 points to end at 144.86.
Shares totaling 62,418,753 units valued at $201,661,918 crossed the main market on Monday, compared to 187,828,591 units valued $1,490,463,769 changing hands on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm was the leading trade with 35.6 million units accounting for 57 percent of total volume. Sagicor Select Fund followed with 22.4 million shares accounting for 36 percent of the day’s trade and Mayberry Jamaican Equities with 1.7 million shares for 3 percent of the main market’s volume.
The market ended, with 40 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 18 securities advancing, 13 declining and 9 trading firm, compared to 38 securities trading on Friday.
Trading closed with an average of 1,642,599 units valued at $5,306,893 for each security traded, in contrast to 5,366,531 units valued at $42,584,679 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 2,131,616 units valued at $13,376,623 and previously, 2,179,264 units valued at $14,242,866. July closed with an average of 1,297,718 shares at $17,985,644 for each security traded.
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In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained $1.90 to end at $89.90 with 12,263 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cement gained $2.50 trading 95,327 units to end at $80, Grace Kennedy climbed $2.95 trading 6,571 shares and ended at $71.95, Jamaica Broilers rose $1 to close at $35, with 2,564,812 stock units changing hands. Jamaica Producers gained $1.35 ended trading with 6,148 shares, at $28, Jamaica Stock Exchange had 117,542 shares changing hands with a gain of $1.10 in ending at  $30.90, JMMB Group gained $2.50 to end at $52.50 with  382,537 stock units trading, Kingston Properties rose 50 cents trading 1,500 shares to close at $7.50. Kingston Wharves ended trading with 10,163 shares, after declining by $2.59 to end at $66.41, Mayberry Investments rose $1.18 and exchanged 12,661 shares to close at $9.99, Mayberry Jamaican Equities added 90 cents in exchanging 1,660,033 shares to close at $13. NCB Financial climbed $7 trading 166,193 shares to close at $215. Proven Investments fell $1 in trading 650 stock units at $40, Scotia Group shed $1 to end at $55 with 85,932 shares changing hands, Stanley Motta lost 55 cents in closing at $5.60 while swapping 13,000 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments gained $1.01 trading 66,285 units to close at $24.01 and Wisynco Group lost $1.50 to settle at $24 with 195,523 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 95,066 units valued at $18,066 changing hands. Proven Investments inched just 0.01 cent higher, to close at 27 US cents, with an exchange of 42,576 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 52,490 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ high of 13 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 2.07 points to close at 194.39.

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