JSE Main market in bull territory

In continuation of the early stage of a bull market, the All Jamaica Composite Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market jumped 4,847.95 points to close 420,161.81 on Tuesday, the highest close since the end of June when the index then closed at 420,735.55 points.

JSE all jamaica Composite index with bullish formation.

The move higher was telegraphed from September by one technical indicator and helped by some companies reporting attractive profits, for the September quarter.
In trading on Tuesday, rising stocks beat out falling ones by nearly five to one after an exchange of 96 percent more shares changing hands than on Monday, with a 46 percent increase in value.
At the close, the Main Index climbed 4,655.78 points to 383,551.04 and the JSE Financial Index rose 1.59 points to settle at 100.62.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands compared to 45 on Monday and closed with the prices of 23 stocks rising, five declining and 14 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 16 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading resulted in 13,931,581 shares for $189,778,108 changing hands up from 7,088,457 units at $129,315,419 on Monday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 42.1 percent of total volume after exchanging 5.86 million shares, followed by Carreras with 13.2 percent for 1.83 million units, Transjamaican Highway with 12.4 percent of the day’s trade for 1.73 million units and Grace Kennedy closing with 9.1 percent of the day’s volume after 1.27 million units changed hands.
Trading ended with an average of 331,704 units changing hands at $4,518,526 for each security compared to an average of 157,521 shares at $2,873,676 on Monday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 259,701 units at $4,135,150 for each security,in contrast to 253,170 units at $4,100,373. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments rose to $84.80, with gains of 80 cents after trading 6,022 stock units, Caribbean Cement advanced by $1.01 to $59, in exchanging 9,327 stock units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $4.80 to $43.80, with 380 units changing hands, First Rock Capital gained 50 cents to settle at $12.50, with 1,864 units crossing the market, JMMB Group rose 39 cents to $31.89, trading 60,673 shares. Key Insurance declined $1 to close at $7.20, after exchanging 270,373 shares, Kingston Wharves fell $1.50 to $47, with an exchange of 758 units, Margaritaville advanced by $7.33 to close at a record $56.23 with 10 units changing hands. Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained 93 cents with 9,000 stock units passing through the market to end at $7.93, NCB Financial climbed $3.50 to $142 after 462,307 units changed hands, 138 Student Living declined by $1.38 to $3.51, with the swapping of one stock unit, Proven Investments shed 80 cents to end at $39 after trading 3,894 stocks. Scotia Group rose by $1.23 to $47.95 with 254 units changed hands, Seprod ended at $62.50, with gains of $1.75 after investors switched ownership of 19,669 stock units, Supreme Ventures finished 50 cents higher at $16, in trading 43,509 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments gained 30 cents to settle at $5.40, with 84,799 shares changing hands.

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

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