JSE main market in big jump – Wednesday

A $1.40 rise in the price of NCB Financial helped to lift the JSE indices on Wednesday.

At the close of trading the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged 1,711.67 points to 304,550.70 and the JSE Index jumped by 1,559.52 points to 277,480.13 as 24 securities changed hands, with 10 rising, 7 declining and 6 trading firm.
Main market activity lead to 9,894,407 units valued at $132,996,713 trading compared to 2,992,590 units valued at $57,473,157 from 22 securities on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 412,267 units for an average of $5,541,530 in contrast to 136,027 units for an average of $2,612,416 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 227,449.31 units valued at $ 4,185,528 and previously, 161,245 units valued at $3,699,796. In contrast, November closed with average of 349,084 units at an average of $5,801,440 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Proven Investments US ordinary share, was the sole trade in the US dollar market, with 4,300 units changing hands in closing 1 cent higher to 23 US cents, with the index rising 4.67 points to 174.66.
The major movers at the close, are Caribbean Cement that climbed $1.85, Grace Kennedy losing $1 with 624,979 shares changing hands, followed by a rise of $1.40 in the price of NCB Financial, while Supreme Ventures fell 49 cents with 7.4 million shares trading.

For more details of market activities, see report – 10 JSE stocks rise 7 fall – Wednesday.

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