JSE rise on volume surge – Friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market made gains at the close of trading on Friday, but pulled back sharply after as much as 6,551.54 on the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index that touched 485,516.89 after just 11 minutes of opening.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index gained 1,368.67 points to 480,334.02 and the JSE Index advanced 1,243.76 points to 437,486.49.
At the close market activity, on the main and US markets, the prices of 14 securities advanced, 12 declined and 7 traded firm, as a total of 33 securities traded, compared to 29 on Thursday. Market activity ended with 96,408,959 units valued $1,106,187,077, in contrast to 39,807,927 units valued $250,698,516 on Thursday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 55.9 million units or 58 percent of total main market volume, Sagicor Group closed with 17.8 million shares changing hands equating to 18.5 percent of total trades, followed by Stanley Motta with 15 million stock units and 16 percent of the day’s trades. Also coming in with good volumes are Mayberry Jamaica Equities trading 2.38 million shares and Wisynco Group with 2.86 million shares.
The market closed with average of 3,213,632 units valued at over $36,872,903, in contrast to 1,531,074 shares valued at $9,642,251 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,430,601 shares, with a value of $13,110,955, compared to 1,268,507 shares, with a value of $10,702,650 previously. May closed with an 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 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one closing with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments lost 60 cents and closed at $43.50, trading 4,405 shares, Berger Paints shed 50 cents to close at $18, trading 2,450 stock units, Grace Kennedy declined $1.35 while trading 226,753 stock units to end at $60.15, Jamaica Broilers finished trading of 30,077 units with a fall of $2to end at $31.50. Jamaica Producers traded 79,828 shares and lost $1.50 to close at $25, JMMB Group lost $1.60 in trading 58,706 shares to end at $38, Kingston Wharves jumped $4.99 to close at $70, trading 950 stock units, Mayberry Investments gained 25 cents, trading 38,040 shares at $8.75.  Mayberry Jamaica Equities rose 79 cents to end at $12.10, with 2,382,293 shares changing hands, NCB Financial Group rose 99 cents trading 175,511 shares to end at $173.99, PanJam Investment climbed 60 cents to conclude trading of 42,454 shares at $94. Proven Investments exchanged just 100 units and rose $1 in closing at $35, Pulse Investments lost 28 cents to close at $2.65, trading 47,375 shares, Sagicor Group traded 17,794,498 units with a rise of 40 cents to close at $48, Scotia Group climbed $2.25 to close at $52.25, with an exchange of 502,721 shares. Seprod rose $1.98 to end at $49.98, in trading 168,276 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 40 cents trading 151,529 shares to settle at $29.40 and Wisynco Group traded 2,859,714 shares and rose $1 to end at a record close of $19.50.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 422,452 units valued at $96,845 changing hands. Market activity ended with Margaritaville Turks trading 3,869 units at 25 US cents, Proven Investments exchanging 344,925 units, rising 1 cent, in closing at 26 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments closed with 73,658 units to end at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined 0.69 points to close at 189.34.

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