Carib Cement at $147

Jamaica’s sole cement producer Caribbean Cement hit a record high of $147.12 in today’s early trading and was suspended after the JSE circuit breaker was triggered. The stock, which closed on Thursday at $112, has risen 31 percent for the day.
Barita Investments closed yesterday at $108.09  and is down to $102.30 after trading 298,424 units. Also on the move is QWI Investments that traded up to 90 cents after the block of 23 million shares on offer were removed.
There are only four offers for cement on the board, with the lowest at $147; the bids are not strong with all at $105 or below but for a small amount of 99 units at $146.12.
The markets are up in early trading on the first day of October, with the All Jamaican Composite Index now at 460,323.71, up from 456,691.93 at the close of September. The Junior Market Index is at 3,316.21, up from 3,296.35 on Thursday. Jamaican Teas shares that were in strong demand on Thursday traded at $4.50 after 1.68 million shares were traded.

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