JSE main market in modest gain on Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market made modest gains in closing of Monday but with an adverse advance decline ratio.
Market activity closed with 29 active securities in the main and US dollar markets, compared to 27 on Friday with the prices of 9 stocks rising, 12 declining and 8 remaining unchanged.
The All Jamaica Composite Index rose 2 437.04 points to close at 392,915.10 and the JSE Index gained 398.19 points to close at 357,990.13.
Main market trading closed with Carreras leading with 712,517 units, or 28 percent of the day’s volume and Wisynco Group with 397,647 units and 15.7 percent of volume traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just 1 stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 4 closing with lower offers.
Trading closed with 2,530,491 units valued at $58,080,585 changing hands compared with 4,441,819 units valued at $191,130,108 being exchanged, on Friday.
Trading resulted in an average of 93,722 units valued at over $2,151,133, in contrast to 177,673 shares valued at $7,645,204 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 292,443 valued at $2,890,696, compared to 317,399 valued at $2,996,910. October closed, with an average of 290,851 shares, valued $5,213,901, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Caribbean Cement added $1.75 to close at $44 in trading of 18,535 shares, Grace Kennedy lost 30 cents in trading 9,286 shares to close at $55.70, Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents to end at $28.50, trading 15,793 shares, JMMB Group fell 90 cents and ended at $33, with an exchange of 110,598 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $2 to $78 trading 5,725 shares, Mayberry Investments shed 50 cents to settle at record high of $10, in exchanging 10,100 units, PanJam Investment gained $1 in closing at $64, with an exchange of just 500 stock units, Sagicor Group declined $1.50 to $38.50, trading 42,898 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 50 cents and settled at $12, trading 943 shares, Scotia Group rose 50 cents in trading 145,471 shares to close at $50.50, Seprod lost $2 and finished trading of 17,539 shares at $36,and Supreme Ventures rose $1, ending at $17, trading 126,262 units.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 12,200 units valued at over US$20,506 traded, with JMMB Group 5.75% percent preference share completed trading of 10,000 to end at $2 and Proven investments completed trading of 2,200 shares and gained 3 cents to end at 23 U$ cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 10.30 points to close at 175.63.

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