JSE Majors retreat from Friday’s record

The Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed to the fifth straight record high, reached seconds after opening on Friday, when the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,082.40 points to 340,315.50 with the JSE Index rising 986.19 points to 310,065.85 but lost the gains by the close.
At the end of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,570.85 points to 336,662.25 and the JSE Index dived 2,342.34 points to 306,737.32.
Activities in the main market and US dollar market resulted in 30 securities trading including 4 from the US dollar market, compared to 28 securities trading on Thursday. At the end of trading, the prices of 10 stocks advanced, 14 declined and 6 closed unchanged from an exchange of 6,932,808 units valued $147,102,076 compared to 889,746 units valued at $37,006,553 on Thursday.
The day’s volume was led by, Jamaica Broilers with 2,084,581 units amounting to 30 percent of the volume traded, followed by Sagicor Group with 1,331,080 units accounting for 19 percent of the day’s volume of and Jamaica Stock Exchange with 1,083,267 units for 15.6 percent of the day’s volume.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement lost $2 and finished at $41, with 20,107 shares, JMMB Group declined 49 cents and ended at $29.50, with 56,845 shares. Kingston Wharves dropped $2 finished at $50 with 124,720 stock units, NCB Financial Groupshed $1.50 to $94.50, with 65,326 shares, PanJam Investment dropped $3.99 and closed at $55, with 24,570 stock units trading. Scotia Group traded at $50.90, and lost 40 cents with 153,731 units, Sterling Investments rose $1.01 and closed at $11.01, with 66,652 shares and Supreme Ventures ended at $15, with 31,100 shares but fell 50 cents.
Trading resulted in an average of 266,646 units valued at an average of $5,657,772 for each security traded. In contrast to 34,221 units for an average of $1,423,329 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 168,594 units valued at $3,230,262 compared to 158,477 units valued at $2,952,222 on Thursday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market continue to be modest and closed with just 21,634 units valued at US$2,833, as Margaritaville lost 2.7 cents and finished at a 52 weeks’ low of 15.3 US cents with 10,000 shares, changing hands, Proven Investments closed at 18 US cents with 2,241 units changing hands,  Sygnus Credit trading 7,500 units and rose 1 cents at 12 US cents and JMMB Group 5.75 % preference share fell 19 cents to US$2.06 after trading 1,893 units. The JSE USD Equities Index slipped 0.10 points up to 152.05.
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