Gains for JSE main Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Monday with the market rising after fewer stocks fell after investors exchanged 71 percent fewer shares than on Friday but with a value that was 44 percent higher.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 1,234.87 points to 403,872.59, the Main Index rose 1,122.68 points to 368,649.45 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.01 point to close at 97.15.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands compared to 43 on Friday and closed with the prices of 18 stocks rising, 15 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.6 based on IC forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 7,365,263 shares for $74,596,143 compared to 25,606,369 units at $51,769,010 on Friday.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 32.7 percent of the day’s volume or 2.41 million shares followed by Wisynco Group with 18.9 percent or 1.39 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 9 percent accounting for 666,451 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 175,363 units changing hands at $1,776,099 for each security, in comparison to an average of 595,497 shares at  $1,203,930 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 227,925 units at $1,263,501 for each security, in contrast to 233,735 units at $1,206,85. Trading month to date compares adversely to August with an average of 497,441 units at $3,201,918.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints shed 85 cents, ending at $11 in exchanging  3,698 shares, Caribbean Cement gained 49 cents to close at $49.39 trading 2,230  stock units, Eppley finished at a record closing high of $24.95, with gains of 45 cents after investors swapped 688 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund lost 43 cents to end at $49.56, with 2,900 stock units changing hands, First Rock Capital advanced by $1.50 to settle at $13.50, in transferring 4,160 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose $1.22 to $19.99, after exchanging 150 units. JMMB Group shed 44 cents trading 645,107 shares and closed at $29.06, Key Insurance lost 55 cents to end at $7.95  exchanging 31,426 shares. Kingston Wharves closed at $47.50, with gains of 50 cents and 101 units crossing the exchange, Mayberry Investments gained  47 cents in ending at $5.60 and trading 884 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities settled at $8.49, after picking up 97 cents, with 250 units clearing the market. Palace Amusement surged $290 to end at $1,590, with an exchange of 88 units, after the company announced the opening of a drive-in cinema in New Kingston. Salada Foods jumped $3.75 to $28.75, with investors switching ownership of 6,979 stock units, Scotia Group gained 49 cents to end at $50.99 as investors traded 61,286 shares and Supreme Ventures shed 40 cents to end at  $13.60, in trading 66,059 shares.
In the preference segment of the market, JMMB Group 7.25% finished at $1.20, with a loss of 33 cents transferring 119,522 shares,

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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