JSE main market needs a catalyst

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange seems to be stuck around the 320,000 points level and needs a catalyst to moving it.
NCB Financial was expected to have done so but they their full year’s results although up strongly was already baked into the price as such it never moved the market much as investors were very constrained in trading it on Friday.
In trading, 22 securities changed hands with the market indices rising moderately at the close, as 6 securities rose, 8 declined and 8 traded firm with 5,777,201 units valued at $107,680,730 trading while 2 securities traded in the US dollar market.
In the main activity, Berger Paints finished trading at $15, with 57,707 shares changing hands, Cable & Wireless closed at $1.05, with 136,005 shares, Caribbean Cement finished with a loss of $1.99 at $31.01, with 4,936 stock units trading. Carreras settled at $11.50, with 469,478 units, Grace Kennedy ended with a loss of 20 cents at $42.50, while 17,221 shares traded, Jamaica Broilers fell 40 cents to $18.50, with 53,740 stock units, Jamaica Producers ended with a loss of 60 cents at $15.20, with 4,061,507 units changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 1 cent to $6.99, with 53,928 shares, JMMB Group finished $1 higher to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $30.50, with 58,275 stock units, Kingston Wharves traded with a loss of 10 cents at $32.50, with 70,928 units, Mayberry Investments traded at $5, with 139,224 shares. NCB Financial Group concluded trading $1.15 higher at $108, with 160,919 shares, 138 Student Living finished trading at $6, with 8,500 shares, 1834 Investments settled with a loss of 5 cents at $1.30, with 1,281 stock units, PanJam Investment finished at $43, with 2,000 units, Portland JSX ended 45 cents higher at $9.10, with 2,000 shares, Pulse Investments ended trading at $1.80, with 3,048 shares. Sagicor Group traded 2 cents higher at $38, with 226,496 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended at $15, with 7,000 shares, Scotia Group concluded trading with a gain of 36 cents to $51.86, with 87,257 stock units, Seprod ended $1.99 higher at $30, with 828 units and Supreme Ventures concluded trading with a loss of 13 cents at $11.77, with 154,923 shares. In the US equity market, JMMB Group 6 percent preference share ended trading with 15,000 units $at US$1.121 and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 14,583 stock units at 23 US cents.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

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