JSE Main Market highest close in a month

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Tuesday with the market rising to its highest level since August 24 after more stocks rose than declined after investors exchanged 50 percent more shares at twice the value as on Monday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 4,683.43 points to settle at 406,661.23, the Main Index gained 4,221.57 points to settle at 371,389.79 and the JSE Financial Index inched 0.62 points higher to settle at 96.91.
Trading ended with 46 securities changing hands compared to 41 on Monday and ended with the prices of 24 stocks rising, the prices of 13  declining and nine remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 16 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 11,345,597 shares for just $56,024,809  compared to 7,551,575 units at $27,498,792 on Monday.
Pulse Investments led trading with 47.3 percent of total volume after 5.37 million shares changed hands, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 20.3 percent for 2.3 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 18.8 percent amounting to 2.13 million stock units.
Trading ended with an average of 246,643 units changing hands at $1,217,931 for each security compared to an average of 184,185 shares at  $670,702 on Monday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 215,025 units at $1,403,085 for each security, in contrast to 212,720  units at $1,416,583. Trading month to date compares adversely to August with an average of 497,441 units at $3,201,918.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows eight stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments climbed 40 cents to end at $60 after exchanging 10,563  shares, Eppley shed $1 to end at $24 after trading 40,714 stock units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped 48 cents to settle at $57, with 1,033 shares crossing the exchange, First Rock Capital climbed 55 cents to close at $13 and trading 8,598 units, Jamaica Broilers Group dropped  $1 to close at $25 after exchanging 5,784 stock units. Kingston Properties advanced $1.20 in ending at $7.50 with investors swapping 179 stocks, Kingston Wharves advanced 60 cents to settle at $49.60, with 420 shares passed through the market, Mayberry Investments advanced 39 cents to settle at $5.49 after 95 units changed hands. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy gained $5 to end at $155 in trading 64 shares, NCB Financial Group carved out a loss $1 to end at $134 in an exchange of 22,133  shares, 138 Student Living declined by 38 cents in ending at $4.50 and exchanging 101 stocks. Portland JSX  climbed $1.58  to $8.60, with just 69 stock units crossing the market, Proven Investments increased 40 cents to close at $37.50 after 4,999 units passed through the market, Pulse Investments rose 45 cents in ending at $4.65 as 5,368,622 stocks crossed the exchange. Sagicor Group carved out 35 cents rise to close at $44.50, with 23,149 units changing hands, Scotia Group gained $2.99 to end at $49 finished trading 679 shares, Seprod climbed 95 cents in closing at $55.95 and trading 19,699  units. Stanley Motta increased 51 cents to end at $5.13, with 109 stocks changing hands, Supreme Ventures gained 44 cents in closing at $13.99 in exchanging 88,979 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments declined by $1.20 to $17.30  and crossing the exchange with 11,240 units.

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

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