JSE majors fall again – Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed lower on Monday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index falling 1,076.09 points to 452,026.90 and the JSE Index declining by 977.87 points to 411,762.43.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets had 33 securities traded, compared to 37 on Friday leading to 12 advancing, 10 declining and 11 closing unchanged.
Trading closed with 3,160,151 units valued at $110,748,555 changing hands, compared to 2,765,705 units valued $90,660,891 trading on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 101,940 units valued $3,572,534, in contrast to 81,344 shares valued at $2,666,497 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 127,632 units valued at $10,637,369 and previously, 130,615 units valued at $11,557,578. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
Sagicor Group led trading with 1.5 million shares accounting for 48 percent of total main market volume, followed by Pulse Investments with 369,888 shares, and 12 percent of the day’s trades and Barita Investments closed with 321,376 shares for 10 percent of volume traded.
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In main market activity, Barita Investments rose 40 cents and closed at $44.90, with an exchange of 321,376 shares, Grace Kennedy shed 30 cents and ended trading of 14,879 shares at $60.80, Jamaica Broilers gained 49 cents in  trading 108,400 units to end at $32, Jamaica Producers added 99 cents in trading 39,777 shares to close at $24.99. JMMB Group lost 95 cents and ended trading 26,726 shares to close at $33, Kingston Wharves lost $1 trading 1,979 shares in closing at $70, Mayberry Investments gained $1.10 to end trading of 42,000 shares, at $9.50, Mayberry Jamaican Equities climbed $1.75 in trading 18,073 shares at $11.75, NCB Financial Group rose $1 in trading 65,114 shares to close at $148. PanJam Investment concluded trading of 2,428 shares and jumped $4 to end at a record close of $94, Sagicor Group declined $3 to end at $44 in trading  1,513,718 stock units, Scotia Group traded 4,041 units after declining 99 cents in closing at $50, Seprod gained 97 cents and ended at $45.02, with 23,678 shares changing hands and Supreme Ventures finished with a fall of $1.50 to close at $31.50, with an exchange of 105,394 shares.
 Sygnus Credit Investments lost 40 cents to close at $12 with an exchange of 53,679 shares and Wisynco Group ended trading of 269,465 shares with a rise of 35 cents to end at $14.90.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 85,486 units valued $8,660, Proven Investments closed trading with 881 units in closing at 23.99 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments rose 1 cent and completed trading of 84,605 shares at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 3.27 points to close at 178.95.

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