Large drop for JSE main market index – Tuesday

Scotia Group closed with the offer at $58, well below the last traded price.

Prices of 20 securities rose and 9 declined when the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday but a sharp fall during the day by Scotia Group, sank the main market indices by more than 2,800 points.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaica Composite Index diving 3,116.64 points to 381,098.52 and the JSE Index dropping 2,839.61 points to close at 347,223.86.
Market activities resulted in 33 securities trading, including 3 in the US dollar market compared to 32 securities trading on Monday. Sterling Investments jumped to a record close following an announcement of a proposed stock split and rights issue.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 7 closing with lower offers.
The main market ended with 24,501,665 units valued at $302,847,453 compared to 2,957,550 units valued at over $67,644,851 changing hands on Monday.
The day’s volume was led by, JMMB Group 7.50% preference dominated traded with 12,856,800 units and 52.47 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Sagicor Group with 3,109,728 shares accounting for 12.7 percent of main market volume and Wisynco Group with 2,530,222 units and just 10.3 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 844,885 units valued at over $10,443,016, in contrast to 101,984 shares valued at $2,332,581 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 387,743 shares valued $4,414,023, compared to 360,577 shares valued $4,034,759 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.50 to finish at $49.50, trading 10,500 shares, Grace Kennedy rose 83 and finished trading 412,044 shares at $58, Jamaica Broilers dropped $1.05 in trading 90,832 stock units, to close at $26, Jamaica Producers lost 50 cents and finished trading 1,102,131 units at $26.50, Kingston Wharves jumped $5 and finished at $74, with 3,626 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments lost 30 cents and settled at $8.50, exchanging 4,700 units, NCB Financial Group climbed $4.98 and ended trading of 132,380 shares at $120, PanJam Investment fell $3.46 and closed at $53.50, while exchanging 129,129 stock units, Sagicor Group gained 50 cent to settle at $39, in the exchange of 3,109,728 shares, Salada Foods ended trading 100 stock units and rose $1 to end at $19. Scotia Group lost $1 in trading 243,253 units at $62.01, Sterling Investments jumped $2.02 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high at $16.52, with 28,864 shares changing hands,Sygnus Credit Investments traded 2,361,804 shares and jumped $1.67 to close at $13.72, Stanley Motta gained 46 cents to $5.31 trading 170,600 shares, Supreme Ventures added 50 cents and ended at $16.50 with an exchange of 25,610 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments lost 19 cents and concluded trading 168,538 stock units at $3.70 and Wisynco Group rose 25 cents and finished at $9.10, with 2,530,222 units.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 110,523 units valued at $34,145 as JMMB Group 5.75% preference share declined by 1 cents completed trading of 10,845 at $2, JMMB Group 6% preference share lost 5 cents completed trading of 10,845 at $1.01, Proven Investments traded 66,878 shares at 22 US cents after falling by 1 cent and Sygnus Credit Investments USD Ordinary share traded 30,300 units losing 1 cent at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced 4.42 points to close at 166.44.

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