Gains for JSE main market – Friday

Wisynco Group traded at an all-time high of $21.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed higher on Friday as advancing stocks edged out declining ones and 3 stocks hit 52 weeks’ highs.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index gained 1,350.02 points to 542,866.81, the JSE Index advanced by 1,226.82 points to close at 494,312.41 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.38 points in closing at 133.53.
Market activity resulted in 33 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 12 securities advancing, 10 declining and 11 trading firm, compared to 32 securities trading on Thursday.  Trading ended with 18,037,703 units amounting to $151,247,321 compared to 16,823,129 units valued at $203,619,459 changing hands on Thursday.  
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 10.7 million shares for 59 percent of total main market volume, Mayberry Jamaican Equities followed with 2.7 million stock units for 15 percent of total volume and Radio Jamaica with 1.97 million shares for 11 percent of the day’s volume.
The market closed with average of 601,257 units valued at an average of $5,041,577 for each security traded. In contrast to 525,723 units for an average of $6,363,108 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,167,747 shares valued at $14,394,134 changing hands, compared to 1,201,668  shares valued at $14,989,839 for each security traded. June closed with an average of 1,608,485 units valued at $19,605,318 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments dropped $1 to end at $72, in trading 28,198 shares, Eppley traded 13,330 shares and lost 45 cents to close at $16.75, Grace Kennedy climbed $1.98 in trading 8,910 units, to end at $72, Jamaica Broilers traded 48,378 shares and rose 24 cents to end at $33. Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed $3 trading 44,242 units to end at a 52 weeks closing high of $38, JMMB Group slipped 49 cents to end at $53 with an exchange of 64,292 shares. Kingston Wharves traded 1,728 shares and gained $1.10 to $68, Mayberry Investments gained 25 cents trading 41,370 shares at $8.50, NCB Financial rose with a gain of $3 in exchanging 66,354 shares and ended trading at an all-time closing high of $215, PanJam Investment rose 49 cents in trading 576,609 stock units at $95. Portland JSX lost 75 cents, trading 7,800 shares to close at $7.60, Sagicor Group traded 126,854 shares after rising $1.50 in closing at $53.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose $1 trading 22,921 stock units to end at $11, Scotia Group exchanged 7,019 shares with a loss of $1.48 to end at $56.02. Supreme Ventures lost 90 cents in trading 61,281 in closing at $27 and Wisynco Group climbed $1 in trading 174,156 shares to end at $21.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 53,190 units valued $23,781 changing hands. Market activity ended with JMMB Group 5.75% preference shares traded 6,210 units at US$2, Proven Investments traded 41,810 shares to close at 25.7 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments closed with 5,170 units changing hands at 11.99 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 0.07 points and closed at 192.06.

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