Losses for JSE main market

Wigton shares are still the most heavily traded on the JSE.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed down on Wednesday, as declining stocks beat out advancing ones 3 to 2.
Trading ended with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index shedding 1,923.97 points to close at 515,673.55 and the JSE Index falling 1,748.38 points to close at 469,600.84.
At the close of trading, 34 securities traded in the main and US dollar markets leading to 10 securities advancing, 15 declining and 9 trading firm. Market activity ended with 75,651,962 units valued $254,462,635 compared to 24,689,423 units valued at $108,692,341 changing hands from 33 securities on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 61 million shares for 81 percent of total main market volume, followed by Stanley Motta with 10.3 million units for 14 percent of total volume and Carreras with 1.1 million stock units for 2 percent of total volume.
The market closed with average of 2,364,124 units valued at an average of $7,951,957 for each security traded. In contrast to 667,282 units for an average of $2,937,631 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,270,097 units valued at $4,635,018 changing hands, compared 762,722 units valued at $3,096,727fro each securities traded. June closed with an average of 1,608,485 units valued at $19,605,318 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained 95 cents to close at $45.05, in trading 2,000 shares, Eppley lost $1 in trading 5,000 stock units at $16, Grace Kennedy rose $1 and finished trading 1,853 units to end at $66, Jamaica Broilers gained $1 and closed at $33, with 199,457 shares trading. Jamaica Producers lost $2 and ended trading with 21,621 shares at $26.50, Jamaica Stock rose $1 and finished trading 58,982 stock units at $29, JMMB Group lost 49 cents in trading 82,686 shares to close of $44.50. NCB Financial Group added 50 cents and concluded trading 79,816 shares at $190, while 138 Student Living rose 28 cents to $3.95, in trading 50,472 shares. PanJam Investment lost $4 to settle at $96 with 211,728 shares changing hands, Pulse Investments lost 28 cents trading 300,000 shares to close at $2.50, Sagicor Group gained $1 and finished trading 191,385 stock units at $58 and Stanley Motta traded 10,263,122 units and lost 30 cents in ending at $5.
In the preference sector, Productive Business Solution lost $1.99 to close at $106 with 1,000 shares trading.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 17,950 units valued US$3,504 changing hands. Market activity ended with Proven Investments trading 3,000 shares to close at 25 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments with a loss of 0.50 cent to close at 12.5 US cents, in trading 4,000 units. The JSE USD Equities Index closed 0.39 points down to 189.31.

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