JSE main market drops – Wednesday

NCB Financial traded back at $200.

NCB Financial pushed higher by $5 to close at $200 after trading briefly at $204.99 during the day but the move higher could not prevent the overall market losing altitude and closed lower on Wednesday.
Trading ended with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined 2,871.43 points to close at 528,121.69 and the JSE Index lost 2,609.37 points to record close of 480,912.95. The JSE Financial Index lost 1.08 points in closing at 129.01 points.
Market activity resulted in 38 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets and leading to 17 securities advancing, 16 declining and 5 trading firm.  Barita Investments, Jamaica Stock Exchange and Proven Investments traded in the main market at 52 weeks’ high. Trading ended with 73,123,480 units valued at $311,695,529 compared to 32,848,536 units valued $123,106,978 changing hands, from 38 securities on Tuesday.  
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 59.4 million shares for 81 percent of total main market volume, followed by Eppley with 9.6 million stock units for 13 percent of total volume and Stanley Motta with 760,000 shares for 1 percent of the day’s volume.
The market closed with average of 2,089,242 units valued at an average of $8,905,587 for each security traded, in contrast to 938,530 units valued at an average of $3,517,342 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,265,757 shares valued at $9,768,829 changing hands, compared 1,158,213 shares valued at $9,895,777 for each securities traded. June closed with an average of 1,608,485 units valued at $19,605,318 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained $2 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $57, with 269,002 stock units trading, Caribbean Cement lost 99 cents and ended trading 49,452 shares at $79, Eppley dropped $3 to $13, in exchanging 9,631,915 stock units. Grace Kennedy dropped $2 trading 121,948 units at $68. Jamaica Stock Exchange gained $4 to close at an all-time high of $35, with an exchange of 34,939 stock units, JMMB Group lost $1 and ended at $49, with 246,537 shares trading, Kingston Wharves lost $3.16 and ended trading 15,578 shares at $65.84, NCB Financial rose $5 trading 74,150 shares to close at $200. 138 Student Living lost 80 cents and ended trading with 15,000 stock units at $3.60, Proven Investments rose $1 in traded 100 units to close at a record high of $36, ,Salada Foods fell 95 cents to end at $33.00, with 5,750 shares trading, Sagicor Group lost $1.69 trading 505,408 stock units to end at $55.80. Sagicor Real Fund rose $1.05 and ended trading at $10.75, with 162,498 units, Seprod rose $1.05 and settled at $47.95 in exchanging 109,390 shares Sterling Investments lost 30 cents and ended trading of 35,650 shares to close at $3.40 and Wisynco Group gained 58 cents to settle at $19.09, with 396,437 stock units changing hands.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 300,235 units valued US$45,290 units changing hands. Market activity ended with JMMB Group 6% preference share with 2,000 units trading with a loss of 2 cents to end at US$1.02, Proven Investments gained 0.7 cent trading 129,551 shares to close at 25.7 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments with a loss of one cent to 10 US cents, in trading 13,480 units. The JSE USD Equities Index inched 0.16 points lower to 187.15.

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