Main market almost steady – Friday

Scotia Group dropped $2.99 to $50.

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 26.30 points to 311,724.51 and the JSE Index declined by 23.96 points to 284,016.29.
Main market activities ended with 11 stocks rising, 6 declining and 5 trading firm as 22 securities traded versus 22 on Thursday. Market activity ended with 5,850,045 shares valued at $76,630,033, in contrast to 4,616,878 shares valued at $176,039,060 on Thursday.
Trading in the US dollar market ended Proven Investments trading 20,256 ordinary shares with a value of US$4,456 at 22 US cents. The JSE US Equities Index closed with a loss of 0.09 points to 168.75.
Trading ended with an average of 265,911 units for an average of $3,483,183 in contrast to 164,889 units for an average of $6,287,109 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 256,686 units valued at $6,288,571 and previously 256,118 units valued at $6,475,597. December closed with average of 686,156 units valued at an average of $8,654,832 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
The major movers at the close of the market are, Victoria Mutual Investments trading just under the million range, with 462,000 units changing hands and Wisynco Group exchanging 433,000 units, down from the 1 million range that they have been trading at shortly after listing in late December. Supreme Ventures traded 1.1 million units and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share ended with 1,660,100 shares trading.

Price changes saw, JMMB Group adding $1 to close at $26, Jamaica Producers gave back the $1.50 increase made on Thursday to end on Friday at $16.50, Kingston Wharves jumped $3.42 to $34.50, Salada Foods gaining $1.50 to end at $12.50, Scotia Group fell $2.99 to close at $50 and Seprod rose $1.50 back to $30.
For more details of market activities see – Buying of VM Investments & Wisynco eases.

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