JSE main indices up sharply on Monday

JSE sgn shrtpngThe Jamaica Stock Exchange saw continued low trading activity on Monday, while the main market indices surged sharply with the all Jamaica composite rising over 2,000 points. At the close, there were 12 stocks rising, 9 declining with 25 securities totalling 1,997,084 units, valued at $8,313,166 changing hands, in all market segments.
The main market indices suffered declines with the JSE Market Index leapt 1,796.05 points to 98,415.80, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index surged 2,007.19 points to 108,941.49 and the JSE combined index jumped 1,755.12 to end at 102,063.42 points.
JSE Sum 5-10-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with offers that were lower.
In trading, Berger Paints ended with 45,500 shares trading 1 cent down at $2.29, Cable and Wireless added 2 cents with 808,014 shares changing hands to close at 53 cents, Caribbean Cement traded 25,840 shares to close 1 cent higher at $8.01. Desnoes & Geddes traded 42,650 shares at to close at $6.82, after gaining 20 cents, Grace Kennedy did not trade but had no shares on offer, at the close, for the second day running. Jamaica Broilers traded at $5.80 with 13,951 shares changing ownership and dropping 1 cent. Jamaica Producers dropped $1 to end at $17 with only 10,000 units trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 27,000 JSE fn qts 5-10-15shares in ending at $7.11, for a 19 cents fall, Mayberry Investments had 32,000 shares trading to close at $2.35, for a loss of 25 cents, at the close the stock was on offer at $2.20. National Commercial Bank had 30,500 units trading at the close at $30.50 for a 50 cents fall, Pan Jamaican traded 5,000 shares to close with a rise of 48 cents to $61.50. Sagicor Group with 32,000 shares trading, closed with a loss of 3 cents to end at $13, Scotia Group added 25 cents in ending at $23.75 while 149,247 shares traded and Proven Investments ordinary share close at 22 US cents after gaining 2.25 cents with 173,100 units changing hands.

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