JSE falls in late trading on Friday 

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, got off to a very late start on Friday with the trading platform in all three territories of Barbados, Trinidad and Jamaica being down until late in the afternoon.
The main and US dollar markets, had 30 securities changing hands with prices of 9 rising, 9 declining with 12 remaining unchanged, compared to 32 securities trading on Thursday.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index dived 4,996.25 points to 412,791.89 and the JSE Index dropped 4,552.15 points to close at 376,100.09.
Trading ended with 1,056,249 units valued at $28,629,116 compared to 1,104,557 units valued at $29,738,314 changing hands on Thursday.
WISYNCO Group led trading with just 156,244 units and 14.8 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Carreras with 155,620 units or 14.7 percent of the volume changing hands and Scotia Group with 139,095 units accounting for 13.2 percent of the day’s volume.
An average of 39,120 units valued at $1,060,338, in contrast to 36,819 shares valued at $991,277 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 35,899 units valued at $921,873 compared to 34,373 units valued at $856,284, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
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In main market activity, Barita Investments fell $3.20 and closed at $51, with 43,500 shares changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 25 cents in closing at $10.75 after 18,112 shares were traded. JMMB Group fell 99 cents to conclude trading of 28,159 shares at $33, Kingston Wharves rose 50 cents, finishing trading of 45,491 stock units at $75, NCB Financial Group  rose 40 cents in trading 35,433 shares at $149.90,  Proven Investments  traded 7,100 stock units but fell 40 cents to close at $26. Sagicor Real Estate Fund declined by 75 cents after trading 2,517 shares to end at $12. Scotia Group  traded 139,095 shares after falling $2 to close at $54, Seprod rose 30 cents to close at $30.30, with 21,292 shares changing hands and Sterling Investments  gained 30 cents and ended at $4, with 73,017 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 185,049 units valued at $30,410. Eppley lost 3 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ low of 97 cents with 534 shares trading, Proven Investments  traded 111,515 stock units and lost 0.5 cent to 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaica dollar denominated shares traded 67,000 units at 9 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 4.71 points to close at 160.56.

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