JSE Main Market gains 7% in November

Stocks put in a spirited run in November, rising 6.5 percent in the month to close at the highest level since April 14, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Monday after more stocks advanced than declined, with an exchange of 93 percent fewer shares than on Friday.

JSE Main Market in a strong move since the start of November.

At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 2,322.50 points to 438,045.18, the Main Index climbed 2,101.69 points to 399,576.1 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.60 points to settle at 104.85.
Trading ended with 49 securities changing hands compared to 41 on Friday and closed with the prices of 23 stocks rising, 18 declining and eight remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 16.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors exchanged 16,714,722 shares for $170,632,583 compared to 229,254,233 units at $226,718,055 on Friday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 29.4 percent of total volume, after exchanging 4.92 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 23.8 percent for 3.97 million units, QWI Investments with 14 percent share for 2.35 million units and Sagicor Group with 9.9 percent in trading 1.65 million units.
Trading averaged 341,117 units at $3,482,298 for each security, compared to 5,591,567 shares at  $5,529,709 on Friday. Month to date, the average ended at 623,120 units at $6,686,047 for each security, in contrast to 639,789 units at $6,875,412. October averaged 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows  14 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments climbed $3.50 in closing at $88, after trading 229,432 shares, Berger Paints shed 45 cents to settle at $12.05, with 12,811 units in crossing the changing hands. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $4.90 to $44.90, in exchanging 62,793 shares, Grace Kennedy closed at $66.50, with a loss of 50 cents after a transfer of 63,330 shares, Jamaica Broilers Group gained 56 cents exchanging 10,323 units to close at $28.50. Jamaica Producers finished at $21, after gaining $1, with the transferring of 75,409 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose $1.50 to $21 trading 39,878 units, Key Insurance gained 63 cents to end at $10.98, with 63,394 shares changing hands. Mayberry Investments lost 40 cents to end at $5.60 after 515 units passed through the market, NCB Financial Group dropped $2.49 to $146.01, in exchanging 14,630 units, Palace Amusement climbed $100 to $1,300 after clearing the market with 12 units. Pan Jam Investment advanced by $2.90 to close at $70, with 142,736 shares crossing the exchange, Sagicor Group rose $1 to $52 trading 1,647,769 shares, Salada Foods closed at $27, with a loss of $1 in trading 5,498 units. Scotia Group fell by $1.99 to $46 in exchanging 210,312 shares, Seprod gained $1.10 to end at $65.10, with a transfer of 18,206 units, Supreme Ventures shed 87 cents to finish at $16.63, with 23,840 stock units changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 69 cents trading 181,280 shares to end the day’s trade at $17.31.

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

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