JSE main market pulls back – Tuesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market pulled back from the big gains on Monday, with declining stocks crushing advancers 5 to 2.
The market ended, with 40 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 8 securities advancing, 20 declining and 12 trading firm, compared to 38 securities trading on Monday.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index dipping 416.40 points to 583,146.86, the JSE Index falling 378.40 points to end at 530,916.10 and the JSE Financial Index eased 0.01 point to end at 144.85.
Shares totaling 46,422,862 units valued at $317,831,700 crossed the main market on Tuesday, compared to 62,418,753 units valued at $201,661,918 changing hands on Monday. Sagicor Select Fund was the leading trade with 24.7 million units accounting for 53 percent of total volume, Wigton Windfarm followed with 15.2 million shares accounting for 33 percent of the day’s trade and Carreras with 1.1 million shares for 2.4 percent of the main market’s volume.
Trading closed with an average of 1,289,524 units valued at an average of $8,828,658 for each security traded, in contrast to 1,642,599 units valued at $5,306,893 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 2,066,282 units valued at $12,994,084 and previously, 2,131,616 units valued at $13,376,623. July closed with an average of 1,297,718 shares at $17,985,644 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8  stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with a lower offer.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments dropped $2.90 to end at $87 with 12,289 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cement gained $4.50 trading 6,400 units to end at $84.50, Grace Kennedy lost 95 cents trading 322,997 shares and ended at $71, Jamaica Broilers fell $1 to close at $34, with 312,672 stock units changing hands. Jamaica Producers lost $1.29 ended trading with 79,503 shares, at $26.71. Kingston Wharves rose $2.59 in ending trading of 963,108 shares, to end at $69, Mayberry Investments lost 84 cents in exchanging 2,500 shares to close at $9.15, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost $1 trading 60,300 shares to close at $12. NCB Financial dropped $7 trading 220,273 shares to close at $208. Portland JSX rose 35 cents in trading 4,500 stock units at $7.88, Sagicor Group traded 37,004 shares and declined $1 to end at $75, Salada Foods fell $1 to close at $33 with just 400 units trading, Scotia Group added $1.99 to end at $56.99 with 101,771 shares changing hands. Seprod traded 1,022,951 stock units but fell 79 cents to close at $51.01, Stanley Motta rose 40 cents in closing at $6 while swapping 1,200 stock units, Supreme Ventures lost 50 cents to settle at $27.50 with 235,920 shares changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 53 cents trading 28,633 units to close at $23.48.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 95,066 units valued at $18,066 changing hands. JMMB Group 6% preference share traded 2,000 units at US$1, Proven Investments lost 1 cent to close at 26 US cents with an exchange of 55,645 shares, Sterling Investments concluded trading 5,500 stock units at 3.5 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 96,539 shares to close at 13 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 2.07 points to close at 194.39.

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