JSE main market inched higher – Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Monday with the All Jamaican Composite Index rising 416.43 points to close at 565,170.03, the JSE Index rose 377.32 points to 514,559.87 and the JSE Financial Index inched 0.37 points to 140.60.
At the close of trading, 7 securities advanced, 12 declined and 14 traded firm as a total of 33 securities in the main and US dollar markets compared to 32 on Friday. Market activity ended with 86,270,254 units valued at $128,945,815, in contrast to 23,486,112 units at $198,066,208 on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 80 million shares for 93 percent of total volume, followed Sagicor Select Fund with 4.6 million units accounting for 5 percent of the day’s trade and Supreme Ventures with 296,337 shares for less than 1 percent of the main market’s volume.
The Market closed with an average of 2,875,675 units valued at an average of $4,298,194 for each security traded. In contrast to 671,032 units for an average of $5,659,034 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 899,570 units valued at $6,472,327 and previously 744,783 units valued at $6,659,753 for each security traded. The market closed out August with an average of 1,743,431 units valued at $9,907,963 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
In main market activity, Caribbean Cement lost $3 to end at $80 with 6,658 stock units trading. Carreras lost 25 cents to close at $8.25 with 50,107 changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained $1.50 to end at $27, trading 2,300 shares. JMMB Group lost $1.70 to settle at $47.20 with 19,065 shares changing hands. Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained 50 cents to end at $12.50, after trading 1,200 shares, NCB Financial dropped $4 to end at $209, with an exchange of 28,586 stock units. Seprod gained $3 to settle at $56.50 with 112,050 shares changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments declined $2 in trading 13,779 shares at $23 and Wisynco Group closed trading of 101,447 units and gained $1.50 to end at $24.50.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 5,850 units valued at US$1,736. Proven Investments traded 3,600 units and gained 1 cent to end at 26 US cents followed by Sygnus Credit Investments with 2,000 units changing hands at 15 US cents and JMMB Group 5.5% preference shares with 250 units to settle at US$2. The JSE USD Equities Index gained 3.74 points to close at 194.45.

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