JSE rise in modest trading on Monday 

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed Monday with gains in the market indices of just over 600 points but with modest traded volume, valued just less than $34 million.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index gained 662.75 points to 413,454.64 and the JSE Index advanced by 603.84 points to close at 376,703.93.
Main market trading ended with 1,668,337 the units valued at $33,203,631 compared to 1,056,249 units valued at $28,629,116 changing hands on Friday.
The main and US dollar markets, had 31 securities changing hands, with prices of 9 rising, 10 declining with 12 remaining unchanged, compared to 30 securities trading on Friday.
Victoria Mutual Investments led trading with just 334,162 units and 20 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Jamaica Broiler with 213,800 units or 12.8 percent of the volume changing hands and WISYNCO Group with 192,623 units accounting for 11.6 percent of the day’s volume.
An average of 57,529 units valued at $1,144,953, in contrast to 39,120 units valued at $1,060,338 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 41,450 units valued at $979,123 compared to 35,899 units valued at $921,873, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
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In main market activity, Jamaica Producers dropped $2.94 and closed at $20.06, with 48,527 shares changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 55 cents in closing at $10.20 after trading 106,887 shares. JMMB Group rose 99 cents to conclude trading of 31,710 shares at $33.99, NCB Financial Group dropped $1.90 in trading 31,989 shares at $148, Proven Investments traded 13,400 stock units rising by $1 to close at $27. Pulse Investments finished with a rise of 35 cents to close at $3.20, trading 82,750 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell $1 after trading 13,400 shares to end at $11. Salada Foods rose 50 cents trading with 336 units to close at $32, Scotia Group traded 83,527 shares after rising $1 to close at $55, Seprod rose 70 cents to close at $31, with 23,179 shares changing hands and Stanley Motta lost 34 cents and ended at $5, with 15,376 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 67,971 units valued at $16,007. Eppley 5% preference share ended at 97 cents with 2,466 shares trading and Proven Investments  traded 65,505 stock units and rose 0.5 cent to 21.5 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 1.90 points to close at 162.46.

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