JSE main market volume jumps – Wednesday

Volume traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange picked from the very low levels on Tuesday, and ended with 7,688,997 units valued at $220,155,817 changing hands, compared to only 1,229,027 units valued at $11,204,886 trading on the main market on Tuesday.
The increased volume was built from high volumes in JMMB Group that ended with 1,999,978 units amounting to 26.01 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Kingston Wharves with 1,801,850 units accounting for 23.43 percent of volume traded, PanJam Investment with 1,094,320 units or 14.23 percent of the volume. Supreme Ventures traded 1,012,460 units and the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with 1,033,290 shares changing hands.
At the end of market activities, 22 securities traded, compared to 28 on Tuesday, in the main and US dollar markets. Only 8 stocks rose, 11 declined and 10 traded firm. At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,542.85 points to 326,768.75 and the JSE Index dived 2,316.83 points to 297,723.25.
Stocks with major price changes are, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.10 to $21.70, Proven Investments trading in the main market jumped $1.99 to a new high of $28.50 but countering these gains were, a fall of $2.49 in the price of Kingston Wharves to $46.50, a drop of $1.64 for PanJam Investment to $45.36 and Scotia Group falling $3.39 to $50.10.
Trading resulted in an average of 366,143 units valued at an average of $10,483,610 for each security traded. In contrast to 51,209 units for an average of $466,870 on Tuesday. The average for the month to date is 303,017 shares with a value of $14,739,384, previously 298,627 shares with a value of $18,119,875. In contrast, April closed with an average of 708,206 shares with a value of $6,395,518 for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, Proven Investments traded 5,332 shares at 22 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 3.69 points to close at 173.17.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market make big gains – Wednesday.

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