Moderate slippage for JSE Main Market

Market activity ended on Wednesday with the volume of shares trading surging 122 percent higher than on Tuesday with a moderate increase in value at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks equalled those declining.
The All Jamaican Composite Index slipped 128.09 points to443,762.67, the JSE Main Index fell 269.20 points to 402,403.83 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.16 points to end at 96.93.
Similar to Tuesday, 53 securities traded, with 20 stocks each rising and declining and 13 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.8. The PE ratio of each stock, shown in the chart below, is based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies whose financial year ends up to April 2022.
Trading garnered 10,819,493 shares for $58,904,046 versus 4,884,545 units at $52,813,077 on Tuesday. An average of 204,141 shares traded for  $1,111,397, compared to 92,161 shares at $996,473 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 237,543 units at $2,726,463, compared to 240,412 units at $2,865,196 on Tuesday. September closed with an average of 335,669 units at $7,507,404.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 26 percent of total volume in exchanging 2.82 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm with 19.7 percent for 2.13 million units, Ciboney Group controlled 9.8 percent with 1.06 million units and Transjamaican Highway 9.4 percent after 1.01 million units changed hands.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments fell 49 cents to close at $94.99 with the swapping of 15,274 stocks, Eppley declined $2.01 to $35 in transferring 700 stock units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund popped $5.33 to $42 in trading 300 units, Guardian Holdings spiked $15 to $540 after 2,060 stocks crossed the market, Jamaica Broilers shed 95 cents to close at $30 in switching ownership of 119,277 stock units. JMMB Group rallied 40 cents to $38 in trading 422,371 units, Kingston Wharves fell $1.65 to $43.35 with 42,459 shares clearing the market, NCB Financial gained 30 cents to $125.80 with 14,205 shares changing hands. 138 Student Living dipped 53 cents in closing at $4.55 in exchanging 68 shares, PanJam Investment fell 75 cents to $62.50 in trading 15,462 units, Portland JSX rose $1.26 to $10.20 with the swapping of 10,141 stock units, Scotia Group advanced $2.48 to $35.50 in transferring 37,120 stocks. Stanley Motta lost 39 cents in closing at $5.31 with an exchange of 62,150 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments gained 48 cents to close at $18.48 in switching ownership of 132,157 shares and Sygnus Real Estate Finance lost 40 cents ending at $18 with 821 units changing hands.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.50% preference share rose 50 cents to close at $7.50 with a transfer of 87 shares.

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

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