Cement drops $3.04 Scotia up $3 – Monday

Scotia Group head quarters in Kingston.

A $3 jump in the price of Scotia Group and $1 rise in Sagicor Group helped to move the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange up strongly on Monday.
The upper pressure on the market indices was eased by declines $3.04 in the price of Caribbean Cement, after the company posted profit that was lower than in 2016, Jamaica Broilers and PanJam Investment that both fell $1. At the close the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,933.56 points to 316,535.07 and the JSE Index climbed by 1,761.69 points to 288,399.25.
1834 Investments traded 1 million units and Pulse Investments with 919,864 units to lead the volume traded.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels leading to prices of 9 securities rising, 8 falling, 10 trading firm as 27 securities changed hands, including 2 from the US market versus 28 that traded on Friday. Main market activity ended with 6,473,345 shares valued at $82,423,988 changing hands, in contrast to 5,977,622 shares valued at $168,448,904 trading on Friday.
The US market closed with Proven Investments exchanging 4,474 ordinary shares, at 22.95 US cents, and Sterling Investments trading 3,150 shares finishing at 12 US cents. The market closed with a value of US$723 leading to the JSE US Equities Index rising just 0.09 points to close at 174.18.
Market activity ended with an average of 258,934 shares valued at $3,296,960, in contrast to 221,393 shares valued at $6,238,848 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 181,904 units valued at $3,455,707 and previously, 172,863 units valued at $3,477,159. January ended with an average of 239,900 units valued at $5,158,193 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closed with a lower offer.

For more details of market activities see – JSE majors jump – Monday.

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