Cable & Wireless grabs 75% of JSE trades

C&W traded the most shares on Wednesday with the company trying to buy up shares on the market ahead of delisting.

Cable & Wireless dominated trading for the second on Wednesday, accounting for just under 75 percent or 19 million units of the total volume traded, as the controlling interest in the company prepared for the company to exit the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Overall trading accounted for 22,695,573 units valued at $68,289,794 down from 84,503,992 units valued at $180,560,263 that changed hands on Wednesday.
The main market closed with 26 securities changing hands, of which 14 rose, 9 declined and 3 traded firm leading to the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index recovered another 2,016.95 points to end at 324,446.16 after recovering 3,026.80 of the nearly 7,000 points lost on Tuesday. The JSE Index regained an additional 1,837.67 points to close at 295,607.13 on Wednesday on top of the 2,757.76 regained on Wednesday of the more than 6,000 points plunge on Tuesday.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed 50 cents higher at $9.50, with 36,518 shares changing hands, Berger Paints ended 47 cents higher at $18.20, with 800 stock units, Cable & Wireless concluded trading at $1.45, with 16,941,044 units, Carreras finished 40 cents higher at $10.90, with 147,796 shares, Caribbean Cement settled 15 cents higher at $35.68, with 24,015 shares. Ciboney Group ended trading 1 cent higher at $0.15, with 3,146,042 shares, Grace Kennedy traded with a loss of 96 cents at $48, with 179,515 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading 99 cents higher at $21, with 34,243 units, Jamaica Producers closed with a loss of 10 cents at $15.40, with 3,000 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with a loss of 3 cents at $6.97, with 3,778 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading with a loss of 19 cents at $26.02, with 20,137 shares, Kingston Properties finished with a loss of 84 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $5.80, with 18,273 stock units, Kingston Wharves settled $1.48 higher at $40, with 6,794 units. Mayberry Investments ended trading 42 cents higher at $6.42, with 30,170 shares, NCB Financial Group traded with a loss of 99 cents at $96.52, with 121,296 shares, 1834 Investments finished trading 2 cents higher at $1.21, with 15,000 shares, PanJam Investment ended 5 cents higher at $43, with 3,319 units. Portland JSX concluded trading at $8.50, with 1,200 shares, Pulse Investments finished with a loss of 25 cents at $1.70, with 33,958 shares, Radio Jamaica settled with a loss of 4 cents at $1.06, with 23,260 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading 19 cents higher at $37.55, with 38,333 stock units. Scotia Group finished trading $1.50 higher at $52, with 13,123 shares, Seprod closed 25 cents higher at $35.75, with 2,347 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading with a loss of 15 cents at $11.70, with 55,155 stock units, Victoria Mutual Investments finished with a loss of 17 cents at $4, with 589,168 units and Wisynco Group settled 15 cents higher at $10.50, with 1,207,289 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE major adds 2,000 points – Wednesday.”

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