Falling JSE stocks beat out gainers

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered moderate losses in the main indices with just over 30 points drop at the close on Thursday as advancing stocks out-paced decliners.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index lost just 38.40 points to close at 337,480.52 and the JSE Index fell a mere 34.99 points to close at 307,482.85.
Trading in the main market ended with 12,872,984 units valued at $191,208,699 compared to 12,872,984 units valued at $191,208,699 on Wednesday.
Market activities resulted in 26 securities trading including 3 in the US dollar market compared to 26 securities trading on Wednesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 11 stocks advanced, 13 declined and 7 closed unchanged.
NCB Financial released third quarter results to June, after the market closed, with net profit attributable to stockholders increasing 40 percent to $20.7 billion, from $5.9 billion in the prior year’s nine months period. The group recorded $4.4 billion in one off gains from the acquisition of the majority shares in Clarien bank in Bermuda.
The day’s volume was led by, PanJam Investment that closed at $52.65, with 2,20,403 stock units, Radio Jamaica with 1,082,403 shares, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share trading 943,000 units, Carreras with 791,670 units and Berger Paints with 600,602 shares.
Stocks with major price changes are, Berger Paints with 600,602 shares changing hands with the price gaining 68 cents to $19.50 Caribbean Cement dropped 99 cents in trading 11,500 shares at $40.01, Carreras with 791,670 units but fell 50 cents to $9, Grace Kennedy lost 93 cents to $52.07, with just 6,600 stock units trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 49 cents and closed trading at $7.50 trading 6,857 shares. JMMB Group 59,948 shares but fell $1.49 to $28.51, Kingston Wharves jumped $2.09 to $52.99 in trading 10,715 units. NCB Financial Group rose 50 cents and ended trading with 17,389 shares at $97, Sagicor Group settled at $38.99, after rising 49 cents in trading 31,626 shares, Sterling Investments rose 98 cents and end at $11.50, with 1,141 units and Supreme Ventures ended at $16, after gaining 90 cents in trading 26,089 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 328,462 units valued at US$40,221 as Margaritaville rose 0.10 cent and ended at 16.90 US cents with 900 shares and Productivity Business ended trading 6 cents lower to 50 cents with 541 shares, Proven Investments lost 1.09 cents to 17.01 US cents with 72,171 shares trading and Sygnus Credit Investments closed with 254,850 units trading with a decline of 1.5 cents to 10.50 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell  9 points to 142.29.
Trading resulted in an average of 252,649 units valued at an average of $5,757,925 compared to 559,695 units valued at an average of $8,313,422 for each security traded on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 170,611 units valued at $3,337,283 compared to 165,957 units valued at $3,192,366 on Wednesday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
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