JSE erases October record close – Monday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose sharply on Monday and erased the previous record close at the end of October and closed at a new record closing high on Monday as Scotia group jumped $3 to $57 with 11 other ordinary shares rising.
Main market activity ended with 22 securities changing hands, with just 12 securities rising, 4 falling, 6 trading firm on Monday. Trading closed with 5,874,620 units valued at over $102,596,766.
At the close of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 2,831.01 points to a record close of 324,564.99 and the JSE Index shot up by 2,579.37 points to a record close of 295,715.40, bettering the previous closing high on the last day of October 2017.
In main market activity, Barita Investments closed 90 cents higher at $9, with 5,500 shares, Berger Paints ended at $17, with 29,606 stock units, Carreras finished 5 cents higher at $10.95, with 460,585 shares, Caribbean Cement settled at $35, with 625,462 shares, Ciboney Group ended trading at 11 cents, with 585,846 shares. Grace Kennedy traded 70 cents higher at $45.50, with 6,275 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading at $19, with 876,153 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $6.50, with 16,510 shares, JMMB Group rose 50 cents to end at $26.50, with 57,960 shares. Kingston Wharves settled with a loss of 50 cents at $39.50, with 2,843 units, NCB Financial Group traded 50 cents higher at $99.50, with 99,158 shares, 1834 Investments finished trading 5 cents higher at $1.15, with 1,830 shares, Radio Jamaica settled 1 cent higher at $1.06, with 153,637 shares. Sagicor Group ended trading 10 cents higher at $36.20, with 609,821 stock units,Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading 50 cents higher at $15.50, with 9,936 share, Scotia Group finished trading $3 higher at $57, with 84,125 shares, Seprod closed at $30.01, with 9,360 shares, Sterling Investments ended with a loss of 11 cents at $13.89, with 150 shares. Supreme Ventures concluded trading $12.50 higher at $12.50, with 128,604 stock units, Victoria Mutual Investments lost 5 cents and closed at $4.55, with 640,453 units, Wisynco Group settled 15 cents higher at $10.70, exchanging 1,470,306 shares and in the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.25% ended trading with a loss of 5 cents at $2.55, with 500 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 “Scotia pushes JSE to record close – Monday.”

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