JSE Main Market falls

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock exchange slipped again on Wednesday following Tuesday’s fall after a paltry five 5.8 million units passed through the market.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index lost 1,098.40 points to 409,309.09, the Main Index carved out a loss 911.96 points to 373,295.78 and the JSE Financial Index increased 0.35 points to close at 97.35.
Similar to Tuesday, trading ended with 38 securities changing hands, with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 16 declining and seven remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Main market ended at 14.8 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 5,825,935 shares for $58,494,661 compared to 26,180,702 units at $83,869,954 on Tuesday. Pulse Investments led trading with 1.17 million shares for 20.1 percent of total volume followed by Supreme Ventures with 1.07 million units for 18.3 percent of the day’s trade and Wigton Windfarm with 843,748 units for 14.5 percent market share.
An average of 153,314 units traded for the day at $1,539,333, for each security, in comparison to an average of 688,966 at $2,207,104 on Tuesday. An average of 411,515 units traded for the month to date at $2,839,392 for each security that traded, in contrast to 427,314 units at $2,918,945. In contrast, June ended with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments carved out a loss of $3.50 to settle at $56 with investors switching ownership of 4,972 stock units, Caribbean Cement dropped $4.40 to close at $45 while exchanging 25,035 stock units, Gracekennedy advanced by $1 to $57 with an exchange of 14,296 units. Jamaica Broilers Group increased $2 to close at $27.50, with 409,695 stock units crossing the exchange, Kingston Wharves carved out a loss $3.90 to close at $50 after 1,077 units crossed the market, Mayberry Investments rose 68 cents to $5.98, with 5,015 stock units crossing the market. NCB Financial Group jumped 99 cents to end at $139.99 with investors swapping 15,784 stock units, Palace Amusement shed $25 to end at $1725 with investors switching ownership of 14 shares, PanJam Investment gained $5 to end at $70 in trading 59,013 units. Proven Investments jumped $1.50 to end at $34.50 in an exchange of 38,173 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund dropped by 74 cents to $7.75 in an exchange of 43,000 stock units. Salada Foods fell $3.38 to close at $27.60, with 31,970 shares changing hands and Supreme Ventures advanced 48 cents to close at $15.70 in trading 1,067,865 units.

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

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