Jamaican stocks shed more blood – Friday

It was an all reds day in trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday with all market indices falling. In the main market 23 securities changed hands, 8 advanced, 8 declined and 7 traded firm.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,030.31 points to 309,636.69 and is now just above support level on the technical channel that it broke through in October as the market retest support. The JSE Index dived 1,849.84 points to 282,114.05.
Trading ended with 10,390,820 units valued at $339,090,865 compared to 3,984,045 units valued at $54,400,232 on Thursday with an average of 451,775 units for an average of $14,743,081, in contrast to 189,716 units for an average of $2,590,487 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 333,369 units valued at $5,463,149 and previously 326,475 units valued at $4,922,799. In contrast, October closed with an average of 1,185,251 units valued at $16,528,582 for each security traded.
The US dollar market index fell 9.06 points to 168.15 as 2 securities traded lower with a volume of 26,719 units valued at US$29,135. Trading in both markets lead to a volume of 10,417,539 units valued at J$$342,761,884.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with lower offers.
In the US dollar market JMMB Group 6% US dollar preference share traded 25,841 units at $1.12, down from $1.121 previously and Proven Investments traded 878 ordinary shares at 22 US cents after slipping 2 cents.
The main movers for the day were, Caribbean Cement ended with a loss of $2.49, NCB Financial Group dropping $4.40 and Sagicor Group gaining $1.10. PanJam Investment traded 4,370,132 shares, Sagicor Group traded 3,011,732 units and Supreme Ventures settled with 1,109,526 shares.

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