JSE majors pulls back – Thursday

Carib Cement traded at a record high of $60.

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,972.46 points to 424,864.03 and the JSE Index advanced by 1,792.39 points to 387,078.63.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 38 securities, compared to 35 securities trading on Wednesday as 17 advanced, 9 declined and 12 traded without changes in prices. Caribbean Cement traded at an at a 52 weeks’ high of $60 before retreating to close at $54, Eppley 7.5% preference share traded a at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.13 and the Jamaica Stock Exchange traded at a record high of $18.
Main market activity ended with 6,800,119 units valued at $107,742,633 compared to 2,447,527 units valued $48,782,718, changing hands, on Wednesday.
Ciboney led trading with 2,217,789 shares for 32.6 percent of the day’s volume, JMMB Group 7.25% Preference share was next with 1,001,753 units, accounting for 14.7 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Wisynco Group ended with 948,463 shares, for 14 percent of the day’s volume.
Market activity ended with an average 206,064 units, valued at $3,264,928 for each securities traded, compared with an average of 78,952 units valued at $1,573,636, on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 281,016 shares with a value of $11,715,160 and previously, 285,064 shares with a value of $12,195,949. Trading for January resulted in an average of 101,980 units, valued at $3,042,494, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Berger Paints rose 48 cents and ended at $20, with 6,734 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading 62,676 shares after climbing $1.40, to close at $34.40, Jamaica Producers lost 50 cents trading 21,935 units, to close at $23. Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed 50 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $18, with 22,755 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves dropped $2 and settled at $75, with an exchange of 7,729 units, PanJam Investment  gained 45 cents to end at $79.45, trading 2,503 units. Sagicor Group shed $1.94 trading 83,879 shares to close at $40.05, Salada Foods  shed $2.50 trading 25,900 units to close at $31.50, Scotia Group  gained 90 cents trading 8,275 stock units at $53.40 and Sygnus Credit Investments rose 28 cents trading 182,345 shares to close at $14.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 141,624 units valued at over $91,276 changing hands. JMMB Group 5.75% preference share closed at $2 trading 2,600 shares, JMMB Group 6% USD preference share traded 13,000 units at US$1.04, Proven Investments rose 0.98 cent in trading 25,455 units, to close at 21.98 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments exchanged of 40,800 shares at 11 US cents after falling 1 cent. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.86 points to close at 173.96.

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