JSE main market climbs – Tuesday

Market activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange rebounded on Tuesday with all primary indices enjoying robust gains with trading resulted in just less than half the value that traded on Monday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 5,093.96 points to close at 552,708.44, while the JSE Index gained 4,615.69 points to 503,291.09 and the JSE Financial Index added 1.83 points to close at 136.75.
The market closed with 34 securities changing hands in the main and US dollar markets with 14 advancing, 12 declining and 8 trading firm. Main market activity ended with 33 securities accounting for 23,890,869 units valued at $153,275,236 in contrast to 26,997,864 units valued at $314,531,311 on Monday from 37 securities.
Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 14.1 million shares for 59 percent of total volume, followed by Sagicor Select Funds with 5.2 million units accounting for 22 percent of the day’s trade and QWI Investments with 2.5 million shares and 10 percent.
The market closed with an average of 723,966 units at $4,644,704 for each security traded, in contrast to 729,672 units for an average of $8,500,846 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 546,143 units valued at $4,137,949 and previously, an average of 533,330 units valued at $4,098,200 for each security changing hands. The market closed out October with an average of 957,488 units valued at $13,947,047 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 17.4, with the main market ending at 18.3 times 2019 current year’s earnings.
In main market activity, Barita Investments dropped $1.30 to end at $69 after trading 39,757 shares, Caribbean Cement advanced $3 to close at $78, in exchanging 15,689 shares, Eppley gained $1.79 to settle at $ 15.95, with 9,998 units crossing the exchange. Grace Kennedy ended at $64, after rising $1 and trading of 19,561 shares, Jamaica Broilers closed $4 higher to $37 with a transfer of 24,991 shares, Jamaica Producers lost $1.74 to end at $22.06, after swapping 6,028 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange rose by $3.25 to $31.45, in exchanging 22,916 shares, Kingston Wharves closed $2 lower to $58 with 2,237 units changing hands, Mayberry Investments gained 40 cents to close at $8.40, with 1,100 units trading, Mayberry Jamaican Equities closed at $12, after climbing 75 cents with 145,216 units changing hands. NCB Financial tumbled to $205, after losing $5 trading 472,382 units, PanJam Investment closed $1 higher to $104, in swapping only 854 units, Portland JSX lost 40 cents to settle at $8.10 with 2,036 shares changing hands. Proven Investments jumped $5 to close at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $50, after trading a mere 600 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 50 cents to end at $10.80, in exchanging 655,288 shares. Seprod gained 50 cents to close at $51, with 7,451 units changing hands, Sygnus Investments ended at $22 with a loss of $1 and trading 55,300 shares and Wisynco closed $1 higher at $24 with 115,573 shares crossing the exchange.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 124,001 units valued at US$37,941, with the market index rising 1.89 points to close at 210.59. Proven Investments, the only stock traded, lost 3 US cents to end the day’s trade at 30 US cents.

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