JSE major indices rise – Monday

Wisynco traded at a new high of $20 on Monday as supply dries up.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market recovered some of Friday’s losses, on Monday as the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,684.72 points to 480,927.18 and the JSE Index advanced by 1,530.97 points to 438,025.51.
At the close of market activity, on the main and US markets, the prices of 14 securities rose, 11 declined and 12 traded firm, as a total of 37 securities traded, compared to 36 on Friday. Market activity ended with 27,845,140 units valued $326,983,633, in contrast to 104,623,709 units valued $541,856,427 on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm continues to dominate trading since listing in late May, closing with 20 million shares changing hands and 72 percent of total trades, followed by Wisynco Group with 2.33 million stock units and 8.4 percent of the day’s trades and Caribbean Cement with 1 million units for 3.7 percent of volume traded.
The market closed with average of 795,575 units valued $9,342,390, in contrast to 2,989,249 shares valued at $15,481,612 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,043,601 shares, with a value of $10,377,239, compared to 1,309,645 shares, with a value of $13,324,556 previously. May closed with average of 2,248,261 units at an average of $12,751,529 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints gained $1 to close at $18, trading 1,629 stock units, Caribbean Cement jumped $5.15 to close at $78.20, with an exchange of 1,017,540 shares, Jamaica Broilers finished trading of 36,567 units with a decline of $1.11 to end at $31.89. JMMB Group lost 99 cents and concluded trading of 68,154 shares at $39, Kingston Properties gained $1 to close at $7, with 383 stock units trading, NCB Financial Group ended trading of 320,113 shares with a rise of 23 cents to end at $170.25. PanJam Investment lost 50 cents and concluded trading of 358,033 shares at $94.50, Sagicor Group traded 260,547 units and rose 41 cents to close at $48.41, Sagicor Real Estate Fund added 25 cents and finished trading with 49,992 stock units at $10.25. Seprod jumped $1.84 to end at $49.84, in trading 159,357 shares, Supreme Ventures  dropped $1.25 to settle at $29.65, trading 369,194 shares and Wisynco Group traded 2,332,253 shares and rose 50 cents to end at a record close at $16.50, after the stock hit $20 during the day, for the first time.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 74,645 units valued $18,272 changing hands. Market activity ended with Proven Investments traded 67,775 units and closed at 26 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 1 cent in trading 6,890 units to end at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 1.51 points to close at 190.07.

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