JSE Main Market rallies

Declining stocks dominated trading on The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Tuesday with 53 securities trading compared to 55 on Monday and leading to  17 rising, 20 declining and 16 ending unchanged after a 43 percent decline in the volume of stocks traded, value 9 percent higher than on Monday.
A total of 6,830,613 shares were exchanged for $73,463,083 versus 12,066,242 units at $67,419,300 on Monday.
Trading averaged 128,879 units at $1,386,096 versus 219,386 shares at $1,225,805 on Monday and month to date, an average of 204,819 units at $1,513,886 down from 209,746 units at $1,522,176 on the previous trading day. The average trade for October ended at 231,243 units at $1,464,224.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 1.10 million shares for 16.2 percent of total volume followed by Mayberry Investments with 922,741 units for 13.5 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 711,341 units for 10.4 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 771.52 points to close at 380,113.13, the JSE Main Index rallied 573.98 points to 338,498.41 and the JSE Financial Index inched 0.27 points higher to  81.43.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 13.4 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratio incorporate earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and eight with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments dropped $2.10 to close at $85 after trading 8,149 shares, First Rock Real Estate climbed 65 cents to $13 with an exchange of 5,343 stocks, GraceKennedy declined $4.39 to $81.11 with the swapping of 69,076 stock units. Jamaica Broilers advanced $1.35 to $27.48 after 11,106 units crossed the market, JMMB Group dipped $1.30 to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $32.70 in switching ownership of 25,563 units, Kingston Wharves rallied $1.50 to $31.50 with investors transferring 235,701 stocks. Mayberry Investments lost 43 cents to end at $6.56 trading 922,741 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy fell $6 to $78 with a transfer of 700 stock units, Proven Investments advanced 50 cents in closing at $26 with an exchange of 10,862 shares. Supreme Ventures shed 52 cents to finish at $25.41 with 51,545 units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments fell 48 cents to $11.52 while transferring 21,865 stock units.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.75% preference share lost 60 cents to settle at $20.50 after an exchange of 189 stocks and Jamaica Public Service 9.5% dipped $40 to end at $2,960 with the swapping of one unit.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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