First drop for JSE main market in 4 days

The main market of the Jamaica Stock exchange closed down for the first time in four trading sessions with modest declines in the market indices on Wednesday.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declining 737.68 points to close at 568,896.73, down after 3 days of gains in the overall market.
At the close, the JSE Index dropped 676.25 points to 517,655.89 and the JSE Financial Index lost 88 points to close at 141.90.
At the close of trading, 40 securities changed hands in the main and US dollar markets with 11 advancing, 14 declining and 15 trading firm. Main market activity ended 36 securities trading resulting in 20,815,331 units valued at $96,905,471 in contrast to 79,108,777 units valued at $151,516,121 on Tuesday from 38 securities on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 13.6 million shares for 66 percent of total volume, followed by Sagicor Select Funds with 3 million units accounting for 15 percent of the day’s trade and newly listed, QWI Investments with 1.3 million shares for 6 percent of the market’s trade as the stock closed at it lowest point since listing on Monday.
The Market closed with an average of 578,204 units valued $2,691,819 for each security traded, in contrast to 2,081,810 units for an average of $3,987,266 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,350,326 units valued at $3,357,049 for each stock traded. The market closed out September with an average of 1,585,081 units valued at $14,071,562 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita lost $1.49 to settle at $80.50 with 57,624 units traded, Carib Cement regained $3.19 to close at $80 with 26,152 shares changing hands, Eppley gained 85 cents with an exchange of 244,289 shares to end at $14, Grace Kennedy closed 30 cents higher to settle at $70.10 trading 578,696 shares. Jamaica Producers lost 90 cents, to settle at $25 with 34,454 shares crossing the exchange, Kingston Wharves climbed $3 to $60 with 6,884 shares changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities closed at $11.16, after losing 84 cents in trading 39,800 shares. NCB Financial dropped $1 to settle at $209 with 21,145 units trading, Proven Investments gained 90 cents, in closing at $41 with 1,100 units changing hands, Sagicor Group closed $2 higher to settle at $72 in trading 5,771 shares. Scotia Group gained 98 cents to end at $61.98 with 19,764 shares changing hands and Seprod closed $3 lower at $53, after exchanging 22,719 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 115,593 units valued US$13,607 with the market index losing 1.14 points to close at 197.90. Margaritaville traded 962 shares at 30 US cents, Proven Investments exchanged 41,420 shares and lost 0.9 of a cent to close at 26.10 US cents, Sterling Investments traded 16,500 units at 3 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 7,115 shares, to close at 14 US cents.

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