Juniors break 2,600 & majors 209,000 – Friday

bull 2The Jamaica Stock Exchange all Jamaica Composite Index jumped more than 2,800 points in early trading on Friday to sit less than 800 points from the 210,000 points level while the junior market rose above Thursday’s record close to break the 2,600 mark.
Market activity resulted in 29 securities traded at 10:45 am, compared to 28 on Thursday at 10:45 am. A total of 16 securities advanced and 5 declined, resulting in a volume of 5,851,240 shares changing hands, carrying a value of $22,997,020, compared just 463,915 shares changing hands, carrying a value of $3,009,378 on Thursday. The average number of shares traded, amount to 201,767 units versus 16,568 units on Thursday.
ICI trd sht int -30-12-16The leading trades include Cable & Wireless has so far traded 4,063,060 units between 70 and 80 cents but last traded at 75 cents. Grace Kennedy 231,964 shares at $41.87, Jamaica Producers 453,416 at $9.20, Supreme Ventures 207,836 units at $5.30, Blue Power traded a 52 weeks’ high of $30 with 10,000 units changing hands, Iron Rock Insurance traded 563,234 units at $4, CAC 2000 gained 60 cents to $5.10 while 77,173 shares were traded following release of the company’s audited accounts showing the cost of the settlement of the lawsuit being in the region of $124 million.
The all Jamaica Composite Index surged 2,831.08 points to a record 209,210.05, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index jumped 2,531.49 points to an all-time high of 191,445.56, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index 2,445.50 points to a record high of 204,299.10 and the junior market index rose 9.53 to 2,604.38.

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