JSE Main Market at September highs

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Friday, with the market rising after an equal number of stocks advanced and declined after an exchange of 143 percent more shares, with 36 percent more value than on Thursday, while closing the week at the highest point for September.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,015.97 points to 402,637.72, the Main Index gained 909.86 points to 367,526.77 and the JSE Financial Index added 0.84 points to settle at 97.14.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands, similar to Thursday, and closed with the prices of 16 stocks rising, 16 declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.4 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 25,606,369 shares for $51,769,010  compared to 10,530,333 units at $38,041,905 on Thursday. Wigton Windfarm led the market with 86 percent of total volume in the trading of 22.05 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 6.2 percent and 1.58 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 512,447 units for 2 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 95,497 units at   $1,203,930 for each security, in comparison to an average  of 244,891 shares at  $884,695  on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 233,735 units at  $1,206,845 for each security, in contrast to  187,575 units at $1,207,217. Trading month to date compares adversely to August’s average of 497,441 units at $3,201,918.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s  Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints climbed $1.19 to $11.85, in trading just 50 units, Eppley gained 50 cents to close at $24.50, with 1,200 units crossing the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose 99 cents to $49.99 after exchanging 5,350 stock units. First Rock Capital fell $1.05 to settle at $12, with 12,574  shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers Group shed 36 cents to end at $24.60, after 14,625 stock units crossed the market, Kingston Wharves rose $1 to $47, in trading 377 units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 55 cents with an exchange of 10,384 stock units to end at $7.52, Portland JSX advanced $1.48, in ending at $8.50 with investors switching ownership of 400 stock units, Proven Investments finished at $36.35, with gains of 4 cents in trading 7,476 stock units. Salada Foods declined by $2.99 to close at $25 in transferring 10,000 stock units, Scotia Group gained 50 cents in closing at $50.50, with 124,036 shares passing through the market, Seprod rose $2 to $55.50 after the transfer of 24,995 stock units. Supreme Ventures picked up 49 cents to settle at $14, with investors switching ownership of 165,785 shares and Wisynco Group shed 65 cents to end at $16.35, in exchanging 40,884 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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