Good gains for JSE indices on Monday

After falling sharply on Friday the Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed on Monday, when the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,436.28 points to close at 338,098.53 and the JSE Index rising 1,308.61 points to 308,045.93 as trading levels was miniscule.
Activities in the main market and US dollar market resulted in 28 securities trading including 4 from the US dollar market, compared to 30 securities trading on Friday. At the end of trading, the prices of 9 stocks advanced, 11 declined and 8 closed unchanged from an exchange of 1,455,806 units valued just $24,016,207, compared to 6,932,808 units valued $147,102,076 on Friday.
The day’s volume was led by, Victoria Mutual Investments with 435,070 shares amounting to 29.9 percent of the volume traded followed by Supreme Ventures with 195,697 units or 13.44 percent of the day’s volume.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement rose $1.50 and finished at $42.50, with 80,467 shares, Grace Kennedy climbed $1.25 and ended at $53, trading 11,209 shares. Kingston Wharves jumped $2 finished at $52 with 15,755 stock units, NCB Financial Grouprose $1.50 to $96, with 30,760 shares, PanJam Investment dropped 50 cents and closed at $54.50, as 5,784 stock units traded. Portland JSX lost 90 cents as 8,000 shares traded at $9, Sagicor Group rose 86 cents to $40 with the trading of 119,751 units, Seprod lost $1 to $34.50 in trading 2,851 units and Supreme Ventures ended at $16, with 195,697 shares and rose $1.
Trading resulted in an average of 60,659 units valued $1,000,675, in contrast to 266,646 shares valued at $5,657,772on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 160,016 units valued at $3,037,085 compared to 168,594 units valued at $3,230,262 on Friday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market continue to be modest and closed with 40,390 units valued at US$23,566. JMMB Group 6% preference share completed trading at $1.03 with 20,000 stock units, Margaritaville gained 1.5 cents and finished at 16.8 US cents with 20,000 shares changing hands, Proven Investments lost 3 cents and closed at a 52 weeks’ low of 15 US cents trading 11,940 shares and Sygnus Credit traded 7,500 units and lost 1 cent to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index dropped 2.67 points up to 149.38.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.

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