JSE Main market pulls back

Investors pumped in 239 percent more money into the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Monday, resulting in an exchange of 85 percent more shares crossing the exchange Friday and the market ended down after more stocks fell than gained.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined 1,413.26 points to end at 405,428.69, the Main Index dropped 1,717.05 points to 369,677.88 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.40 points to settle at 96.97.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands compared to 41 on Friday and closed with the prices of 16 stocks rising, 21 declining and six remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.3 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 17,736,805 shares for $180,133,973 compared to 9,609,776 units at $53,167,158 on Friday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 32.2 percent of total volume after trading 5.7 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 20.8 percent and 3.69 million units, Carreras closed with 12.5 percent market share for 2.22 million units. Sagicor Select Financial Fund pulled 8 percent of shares traded for 1.43 million shares and Pulse Investments closed with 7.2 percent after accounting for 1.29 million units.
Trading ended with an average of 412,484 units changing hands at $4,189,162 for each security,  versus an average of 234,385 shares at $1,296,760 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 261,644 units at $1,951,813 for each security, in contrast to 239,879 units at $1,628,974. September ended with an average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments climbed $4.50 to $84, after clearing the market with 426,207 shares, Berger Paints gained 49 cents to close at $12.49, in exchanging 1,810 units. Caribbean Cement declined by $4.50 to $44, with investors switching ownership of  701,044 shares, Eppley shed 75 cents to end at $18.25, in an exchange of 3,330 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund fell $7.70 to $42, after trading 530 units. Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.69 to $27.69, in an exchange of 69,276 shares, Jamaica Producers lost 40 cents after ending at $19.50 and trading 2,296 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange slipped 35 cents to close at $17.95, with investors swapping 83,936 shares. JMMB Group shed $1 to end at $29, with 157,471 shares crossing the market, Key Insurance rose $1.30 to $10.80, with 194,661 shares passing through the market, Kingston Wharves dropped $1 to $46, as investors swapped 3,334 units. Mayberry Investments lost 55 cents to end at $5.40, with 500 units changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities ended at $8.15, after gaining 40 cents with investors switching ownership of 223 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $34 to end at $135 trading 50 units. Palace Amusement dipped $175 to $1,200 in clearing the market with 13 units, PanJam Investment closed $2.49 lower at $68.01, in trading 264,228 shares, Proven Investments fell $1.78 to settle at $38.01, with 12,833 stock units passing through the market. Pulse Investments gained 41 cents in closing at $4.61 trading  1,285,098 shares, Sagicor Group lost 30 cents to end at $44.20, with investors swapping 8,665 stock units, Scotia Group gained 30 cents to close at $48.80, in exchanging 3,500 units. Seprod declined $1.50 to end at $54, trading 5,310 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments gained 31 cents to settle at $19.21 in an exchange of 6,011 stock units.
In the preference segment138 Student Living Preference shares climbed $1.03 to $7.91, with 72 units changing hands.

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

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