Losing streak broken for JSE Main Market

Rising stocks turned the tables on those declining at the close of market activity on Friday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market. Trading picked up over Thursday after the volume of shares trading rose 24 percent higher and the value spiked 157 percent.  
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose for the first time in six days by 1,429.76 points to close at 451,217.11, the  JSE Main Index rallied 2,093.61 points to 408,390.85 and the JSE Financial Index added 0.69 points to end at 98.35.
Caribbean Producer traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $7.50 and closed the week at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $6.60.
On Thursday, trading ended with 52 securities up from 49, with 19 stocks rising, 14 declining, and 19 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
At the close, 15,903,103 shares traded for $253,773,021, compared to 12,785,374 units at $98,802,364 on Thursday. Jamaica Producers led trading with 17.8 percent of total volume for an exchange of 2.84 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 14.4 percent after exchanging 2.29 million units, Wigton Windfarm 10.3 percent with 1.64 million units, JMMB Group controlled 8.9 percent with 1.41 million units, Caribbean Producers accounted for 7.8 percent, with 1.24 million units, Transjamaican Highway had 7.5 percent for 1.19 million units and Wisynco accounted for 6.3 percent after trading one million units.
Trading averages 305,829 units at $4,880,250, compared to 260,926 shares at $2,016,375 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 262,689 units at $4,084,598, compared to 253,960 units at $3,923,610 on Thursday. September closed with an average of 335,669 units at $7,507,404.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments lost 35 cents to end at $99.45 with 438,320 shares crossing the market, Caribbean Cement declined $4.98 to $115.02 after exchanging 31,286 stocks, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dived $3.85 to $38.80 with the swapping of 339 stock units, GraceKennedy shed $1.55 to close at $97.50 with 128,123 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings spiked $47 to $577 in trading 829 units. Jamaica Producers rallied 25 cents to $21.80 with the swapping of 2,838,238 shares, Kingston Wharves advanced $1.20 to $45, with 2,682 stocks crossing the market, Mayberry Investments gained 34 cents to close at $5.85 in switching ownership of 900 shares. Mayberry Jamaican Equities slipped 30 cents to $8.70 in exchanging 27,000 stock units, NCB Financial fell $1.28 to $125.50 with a transfer of 38,743 stocks, 138 Student Living popped 49 cents to $5 in trading 2,228 shares, PanJam Investment popped $1.20 to $64.45 with 100 units clearing the market. Sagicor Group declined $2.88 to close at $52.02 in transferring 4,171 units, Scotia Group rose 43 cents to end at $37.10 in an exchange of 658,325 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments climbed 36 cents to $16.96 with 96,855 shares changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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