JSE Main Market jumps 8,500 points

Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed sharply higher on Tuesday following the significant fall on Monday as investors traded six times the number of shares that traded on Monday, leading the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index (AJI) to jump 8,491.49 points to 420,735.55.
The market enjoyed a sharp rise in the prices of Barita Investments, up by $3.70, Jamaica Broilers rising $2.10, Kingston Wharves climbing $4.20, Palace Amusement gaining $10, Sagicor Group added $4.97 and Wisynco Group with a rise of $1.98. NCB Financial lost $2.90, PanJam Investments shed $5 and Scotia Group lost $1.60.
The AJI closed the month just over 100 points lower than at the close in May, the Main Index rose 7,767.06 points to 383,755.80 and the JSE Financial Index rose 2.30 points to settle at 99.71. The average PE Ratio of the Main Market ended at 15.6 based on IC Insider.com forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands with the prices of 23 stocks rising, 11 declining and three closing unchanged. The market closed with an exchange of 68,236,614 shares accounting for $488,624,865 compared to 11,612,843 units at $70,094,309 on Monday.
At the close, Mayberry Jamaican Equities surge to the top of the market, with 50 million shares trading for 73 percent of total volume followed by Pulse Investments with 10.3 million units for 15 percent of the day’s trade and Transjamaican Highway with 2.6 million units for 3.8 percent market share.  Other securities trading a million units or more are Carreras with 1.1 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 1 million shares.
The average trade for Tuesday ended at 1,586,898 units at $11,363,369 in contrast to an average of 263,928 valued at $1,593,052 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 818,748 units valued at $7,498,308 in contrast to 782,169, units at $7,295,380. May closed with an average of 475,543 shares at $3,077,280 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments gained $3.70 to end at $61 in trading 33,061 shares, Eppley rose 60 cents in ending at $16.50, with investor swapping 15,000 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $1 ending at $42 trading 17,030 units. Jamaica Broilers Group advanced by $2.10 to $29, with 45,706 shares changing hands, JMMB Group added 30 cents to settle at $32.30, with 20,404 stock unit crossing the market, Kingston Properties climbed 50 cents closing at $7.50 trading 786 units. Kingston Wharves gained $4.20 in closing at $57.20 in an exchange of 7,286 shares, Mayberry Investments gained 35 cents to settle at $6, after investors transferred 10,171 stock units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities picked up 40 cents, in ending at $10 with an exchange of 50,040,562 shares. NCB Financial Group declined by $2.90 to close at $136, with 42,866 shares changing hands, Palace Amusement advanced by $10, to $1,850 with an exchange of just two units, PanJam Investment declined by $5 to settle at $70 having 11,901 units crossing the exchange. Proven Investments rose $1 to end at $35.50 with a transfer of 8,998 stock units, Sagicor Group climbed $4.97 to close at $51, after exchanging 111,028 shares. Scotia Group shed $1.60 to close at $45.40 trading 43,845 shares and Wisynco Group jumped $1.98 to close at $19.50 with 475,698 units passing through the market.
Productive Business Solutions 9.75% Preference shares increased $6.99 to close at $107, having swapped just one stock unit.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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