JSE main market down again

The Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with 18 rising, 12 with losses and 4 traded firm as a total of 34 securities traded on Tuesday compared to 33 trading on Monday.
The market closed with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declining 1,054.51 points to end at 564,115.52, the JSE Index dropped 1,119.61 points to 513,440.26 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.46 points to close at 140.14.
Market activity ended with 39,479,470 units valued at $797,391,912, in contrast to 86,270,254 units valued at $128,945,815 on Monday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with over 20 million shares for 52 percent of total volume, followed by Caribbean Cement with 5 million units accounting for 13 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Fund with over 4 million shares for 11 percent of the main market’s volume.
The Market closed with an average of 1,161,161 units valued at an average of $23,452,703 for each security traded. In contrast to 2,875,675 units for an average of $4,298,194 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 919,467 units valued at $7,873,621 and previously an average of 899,570 shares for $6,472,327 for each security traded. The market closed out August with an average of 1,743,431 units valued at $9,907,963 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments gained 80 cents to settle at $74 with 25,856 shares changing hands,  Caribbean Cement slipped $3.19 to end at $76.81 with 5,007,970 stock units trading. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $1.90 to end at an all-time low of $38 while trading 1,610 shares, Jamaica Broilers lost $1.55 to settle at $32.45 with 1,000,993 shares changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange declined by $1 to end at $26, trading 25,902 shares. JMMB Group gained 80 cents to settle at $48 with 10,426 shares changing hands. Kingston Wharves lost $1.99 to end at $62.01, in trading 4,138 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost $1 to end at $11.50, trading 3,000 shares, NCB Financial rose $4 to end at $213, with an exchange of 532,498 stock units, Panjam Investment rose 98 cents in trading of 12,485 units to close at $101.98. Sagicor Group added 49 cents to settle at $71.50 with 37,183 shares changing hands, Scotia Group fell 49 cents to close at $57 with an exchange of 23,164 shares, Seprod lost $2.50 to settle at $54 with 34,752 shares changing hands and Wisynco Group gained 50 cents in trading 133,235 shares at $25.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 6,994 units valued at US$1,430 as Proven Investments traded 4,742 units at 26 US cents followed by Sterling Investments gained 1.6 US cents to close at 3.8 US cents and Margaritaville closed 3 US cents higher to settle at 52 weeks’ high of 28 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index gained 4.82 points to close at 199.27.


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