Black Panther helps push Palace to $1,100 – Wednesday

Palace jumps $540 to close at $1,100 on Wednesday.

The price of Palace Amusement jumped 96 percent by $540 close at a record high of $1,100 at the close of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday as investors responded to increased business being done from the Black Panther movie, that should raise profits sharply.
By rising to the current level the stock has become the most expensive local ordinary equity ever to trade on the local exchange, bettering Eppley that hit a high of $735 and Lascelles over $500 when they were acquired. Elsewhere Grace jumped $6.40 to $52 as the next big price movement. Main market activity ended with 25 securities changing hands, with 15 securities rising, 3 falling, 9 trading firm. Trading closed with 9,164,384 units valued at over $$151,125,249.
At the close of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,227.13 points to 324,208.73 and the JSE Index climbed 1,118.05 points to 295,390.81.
In main market activity, Barita Investments closed at $9, with 24,625 shares, Berger Paints ended at $17, with 223,002 stock units, Carreras finished at $10.90, with 1,243,617 shares, Caribbean Cement settled with a loss of 1 cent at $32.60, with 8,686 shares, Ciboney Group ended trading 3 cents higher at 14 cents, with 100 shares. Grace Kennedy traded $6.40 higher at $52, with 2,533 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading 49 cents higher at $19.99, with 53,475 units, Jamaica Producers closed 50 cents higher at $15.50, with 3,598,442 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended 20 cents higher at $6.50, with 799 shares. JMMB Group concluded trading at $26.50, with 495,853 shares, Kingston Wharves settled at $39.50, with 14,160 units, NCB Financial Group traded $1.29 higher at $99.49, with 128,655 shares, 1834 Investments finished trading with a loss of 3 cents at $1.15, with 250 shares. 138 Student Living concluded trading 30 cents higher at $5.80, with 100 shares, units changing hands, Palace Amusement jumped $540 to end at a all-time record high of $1,100, with 200 stock units changing hands, PanJam Investment ended 11 cents higher at $41.21, with 111,830 units, Pulse Investments finished at $1.85, with 15,756 shares, Radio Jamaica settled 2 cents higher at $1.08, with 12,300 shares. Sagicor Group ended trading 40 cents higher at $36.50, with 159,923 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading at $15.10, with 150,000 shares, Scotia Group finished trading 50 cents higher at $56, with 158,557 shares, Seprod closed 24 cents higher at $30.25, with 300 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading 1 cent higher at $12, with 348,266 stock units. Victoria Mutual Investments finished 7 cents higher at $4.57, with 285,741 units and Wisynco Group settled with a loss of 25 cents at $10.50, with 2,127,214 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE climbs as Palace jumps $540 – Wednesday.”

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