Broilers pushes JSE volume again – Thursday

Jamaica Broilers traded the most shares for second day running on Thursday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange was dominated by the trading for the second running in Jamaica Broilers shares which accounted for 79 percent of the volume traded to end with 22.76 million units up from 11.53 million on Tuesday.
The market again closed with a high level of trading, as 28,791,979 units valued at $527,232,319 changed hands up from 13,526,719 shares valued at $293,683,413 that traded on Tuesday. The other larger trades were Supreme Ventures with 3,202,706 units accounting for 11.12 percent of the volume traded and JMMB Group 7.50% preference shares with 724,379 units.
At the end of market activities, 28 securities traded, compared to 31 on Monday, in the main and US dollar markets as 15 stocks rose, 4 declined and 12 traded firm. At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index slipped 78.81 points to 325,657.17. and the JSE Index declined 71.81 points to close at 296,710.48.
Stocks with major price changes are, Jamaica Broilers down $2.34 to close at $19.26, Sagicor Group losing $1.50 to end at $36.50, Salada Foods gaining 10 cents to closed at an all-time high of $15, Scotia Group dropping $1.38 to $49.25 and Seprod falling $1 to end at $35.
Trading resulted in an average of 1,107,384 units valued at an average of $20,278,166 compared to 500,990 units valued at an average of $10,877,163 for each security traded on Tuesday. The average for the month to date is 276,670 shares with a value of $12,655,026, previously 290,955 shares with a value of $12,157,032. In contrast, April closed with an average of 708,206 shares with a value of $6,395,518 for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, JMMB Group 5.75% US preference share finished trading at US$2.06, with 21,300 units. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 173.22.
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 just 1 closing with a lower offer.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market index slips again – Thursday.

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