JSE adds 4,453 points in 3 days – Tuesday

Berger Paints fell $2.07 to $17 with the largest block of shares on Tuesday.

Market activity on Tuesday fell well below that on Monday but the market indices climbed higher with gains of 4,453 points in three days. The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,526.21 points to 321,783.85 and the JSE Index added 1,390.55 points to 293,181.47.
The main market ended with 27 securities changing hands, ending with 10 securities rising, 8 falling, 9 trading firm. Trading ended with 10,582,771 units valued at $143,248,381 changing hands, versus 4,116,289 units valued at $49,819,783 on Monday.
In main market activity, Barita Investments closed at $7.50, with 8,336 shares, Berger Paints ended with a loss of $2.07 at $17, with 2,492,575 stock units following release of audited nine months results showing a reduction of earnings at 81 cents compared to $1.17 for the same time in 2016 but with the 2017 figures being hit by a large amount incurred to provide the directors recommendation to shareholders following the takeover offer for the shares. Carreras finished with a loss of 5 cents at $10.95, with 142,495 shares, Caribbean Cement settled 45 cents higher at $33.50, with 232,837 shares, Ciboney Group ended trading at 10 cents, with 586,437 shares. Grace Kennedy traded 1 cent higher at $44.01, with 562,502 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading with a loss of 39 cents at $18.49, with 35,051 units, Jamaica Producers closed at $15, with 9,380 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with a loss of 20 cents at $6.50, with 6,442 shares. JMMB Group concluded trading $1.49 higher at $26.49, with 42,810 shares, Kingston Wharves settled 25 cents higher at $40, with 17,853 units, Mayberry Investments ended trading 37 cents higher at $5.78, with 4,220 shares, NCB Financial Group traded with a loss of 23 cents at $98.97, with 102,165 shares. Infrequently traded Palace Amusement, closed at $560, with 225 stock units as investors expect a big payoff from the sold out houses the company is enjoying currently with the showing of Black Panther that is raking in several million dollars per day for them. PanJam Investment ended 1 cent higher at $41.51, with 5,061 units, Pulse Investments finished with a loss of 3 cents at $1.75, with 6,605 shares, Radio Jamaica settled 6 cents higher at $1.14, with 16,600 shares. Sagicor Group ended trading at $37.50, with 424,976 stock units, Scotia Group finished trading 10 cents higher at $51, with 51,177 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading 45 cents higher at $11.95, with 1,430 stock units, Victoria Mutual Investments finished with a loss of 35 cents at $4.50, with 1,963,833 units. Wisynco Group settled at $10.50, with 2,449,787 shares and Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading at $17, with 47,796 shares, but the stock traded at a record high of $17.50 early in the trading session. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market ended trading 11 cents higher at 52 weeks’ High of $2.60, with 500 shares, Jamaica Money Market traded at $1.95, with 1,375 stock units, JMMB Group closed at $0.99, with 18,453 shares, Sagicor Bank A 7.75% ended trading with a loss of 4 cents at an all-time low of $1.01, with 1,351,850 shares, changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE main market highest since October

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