JSE indices jump on Tuesday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange recovered nearly 30 percent of Monday’s losses with the main indices rising more than 1,800 points at the close on Tuesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 2,051.32 points to close at 337,518.92 and the JSE Index climbed 1,868.99 points to close at 307,517.84.
Trading in the main market ended with 2,446,501 units valued $62,753,272 compared to 4,603,500 units valued $97,930,099 on Monday.
Market activities resulted in 27 securities trading including 4 in the US dollar market compared to 29 securities trading on Monday. At the end of trading, the prices of 12 stocks advanced, 12 declined and 5 closed unchanged.
The day’s volume was led by, Scotia Group with 722,516 shares and 29.53 percent of the day’s volume followed by Carreras with 18.82 percent of trading in an exchange of 460,377 shares and Jamaica Broilers with 256,820 units, accounting for 10.5 percent of the day’s volume.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement lost $2 and finished trading 8,484 shares at $40, Carreras fell 50 cents to finish at $9, Grace Kennedy dropped 25 cents to $51.76, with 46,464 stock units trading, Jamaica Broilers gained 56 cents and closed trading at $26.01, with 256,820 stock units, Kingston Wharves rose 65 cents and ended at $51, trading 6,020 shares, Supreme Ventures ended at $14.51, after falling 50 cents as 138,024 shares traded and Sygnus Credit Investments rose 50 cents to $13 trading 61,700 units.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 102,860 units valued at US$17,357 as JMMB 6% ended with a gain of 0.5 cent and closed at $1.03 in trading 2,200 stock units and Productivity Business fell 2 cents and completed trading at $0.56 with 500 shares changing hands, Proven Investments rose 0.95 cents to 17 US cents with 59,160 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments closed with 41,000 units trading with a loss of 1.48 cents at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index slipped 0.21 points to 146.69.
Trading resulted in an average of 106,370 units valued at an average of $2,728,403 compared to 164,411 units valued at an average of $3,497,504 for each security traded on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 145,966 units valued at $2,917,169 compared to 148,084 units valued at $2,927,889 on Monday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.

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