JSE Main Market jumps on Monday

In a paltry trading session on Monday, just $31 million was spent on Main Market stocks listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange. The market Index recovered back more than 3,000 of the 7,000 plus points lost on Friday as the volume of stocks trading, fell to less than half of Friday’s activity.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 3,388.85 points to close at 415,051.71, the JSE Market Index advanced 3,133.74 points to 378,597.03 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.92 points to 98.09. The PE ratio of the market ended at 15, while the Main Market finished at 15.4 times ICInsider.com’s projected 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 47 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets, with prices of 25 stocks advancing, 15 declining and seven securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 44 securities accounting for 5,583,023 units valued at a mere $31,456,051, in contrast to 11,604,958 units at $94,333,066 from 39 securities on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 2.76 million shares for 49.4 percent of total volume followed by Trans Jamaican Highway with 1.05 million units for 19 percent of the day’s trade and Pulse Investments with 373,033 units for 6.7 percent market share.
An average of 126,887 securities traded on Monday for $714,910, in contrast to 297,563 units at an average of $2,418,797 on Friday. An average of 388,606 units crossed the exchange for the month to date at $6,585,846 for each security changing hands, compared to 406,241 units with an average of $7,008,631. The average security traded in May accounted for 475,543 units at $3,077,280 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows fourteen stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and eight stocks closing with lower offers.
In the Main Market, Barita Investments gained 30 cents to close at $50.30 trading 14,424 units, Berger Paints picked up 89 cents and ended at $13, after exchanging 1,010 units, Caribbean Cement finished $1.37 lower at $49.60, after a swap of 19,819 stock units. Eppley climbed $1.07 to $17.97 trading 370 units, Jamaica Broilers shed 48 cents to settle at $28.50, with 8,744 units changing hands, Jamaica Producers rose $1.41 to close at $22.41, in transferring 1,000 units. The Jamaica Stock Exchange stock traded 23,358 stock units at $23.49, after gaining 39 cents, Kingston Properties rose 40 cents to end at $6.70, with 412 units changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities closed 70 cents lower at $9.80 exchanging 9,219 units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy jumped by $9 to $174, with 341 units crossing the exchange, NCB Financial Group climbed $4.19 to $143.70, after investors exchanged 29,565 stock units, Proven Investments shed 50 cents to settle at $34, with 5,637 units changing hands. Sagicor Group ended with gains of 50 cents trading 12,659 units and closed at $46.50, Salada Foods declined $2 to finish at $28.50, in transferring 719 units and Wisynco Group gained 41 cents, ending trading at $17.96 with an exchange of 82,286 shares.

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

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