JSE Main Market drops again

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange gave back more of the gains enjoyed last week as investors cut, the All Jamaican Composite Index down by 2,574.66 points to 406,734.43 and slashed 2,330.72 points off the Main Index to close at 370,965.06.
The JSE Financial Index declined 0.87 points to end at 96.48 and reflects stability in this sector as trading ended with 38 securities changing hands with the prices of 13 stocks rising, the prices of 13 declining and 12 remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio of the Main market ended at 14.9 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,909,660 shares for $39,906,681 compared to 5,825,935 units at $58,494,661 on Wednesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 1.52 million shares for 30.9 percent of total volume, followed by Carreras with 810,362 units for 16.5 percent of the day’s trade and Mayberry Investments with 707,749 units for 14.4 percent market share.
An average of 129,202 units traded for the day at $1,050,176, in comparison to an average of 153,314 at $1,539,333 on Wednesday. An average of 396,123 units traded for the month to date at $2,741,845 for each security that traded, in contrast to 411,515 units at $2,83,3929. In contrast, June ended with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308units.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments carved out a loss $1 to end at $55 in trading 1,018 shares, Caribbean Cement gained 50 cents to settle at $45.50 to finish with 13,650 stock units changing hands, Eppley dropped 39 cents to close at $17 trading 50,142 units. Jamaica Broilers Group fell $1 to settle at $26.50 in exchanging 2,082 shares, Kingston Wharves gained $1.50 to settle at $51.50 with 1,290 stock units passing through the market, Proven Investments lost 50 cents to settle at $34, with 990 shares crossing the exchange. Sagicor Group fell $3 to settle at $43 while exchanging 61,960 units and Scotia Group carved out a gain of $1.25 and ending at $46.25, with 3,859 shares crossing the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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