More record close for JSE main market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange chalked up its eighth consecutive record close on Tuesday as advancing stocks out did losers almost three to one.
JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,998.21 points to a record close of 477,318.18 and the JSE Index climbed 1,815.85 points to another record close of 434,745.57.
 At the close market activity, on the main and US markets, the prices of 20 securities advanced, 9 declined and 4 traded firm as a total of 33 securities traded compared to 35 on Monday. Market activity ended with 30,804,536 units valued at $160,506,295, in contrast to 35,155,198 units valued $264,904,598 on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm continues to dominate trading since listing in late May and closed with just 25.3 million shares and 82 percent of total trades, followed by Supreme Ventures with 2.46 million and 8 percent of the day’s trades and Carreras with just over 1 million units for 3.4 percent of volume traded.
The market closed with average of 993,695 units valued at an average of $5,177,622 for each security traded. In contrast to 1,033,976 units for an average of $7,791,312 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,014,765 units valued $6,544,783. May closed with average of 2,248,261 units at an average of $12,751,529 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints gained 40 cents to close at $18.40, trading 3,600 stock units, Caribbean Cement climbed $1 to close at $80, with an exchange of 19,648 shares, Jamaica Broilers finished trading of 122,576 units but fell 30 cents to end at $31.70. Jamaica Producers added 65 cents to close at $25.15, with 19,066 shares trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 35 cents to end at $19.65, with an exchange of 35,817 shares, JMMB Group lost 50 cents and concluded trading with 71,131 shares at $39, Kingston Wharves rose $1 to settle at $71, with an exchange of 1,770 units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities exchanged 47,989 shares after rising 65 cents to close at $12.35, NCB Financial Group  finished trading 22,975 shares at a record closing high of $168, after rising $1, PanJam Investment  concluded trading with 2,154 shares but lost 60 cents to end at $95.50. Sagicor Group  traded 299,516 units and gained 30 cents to close at $48.50, Seprod climbed $1.95 to end at $49.95, in trading 125,881 shares and Supreme Ventures  gained $1 and settled at $31, with 655,299 shares trading.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 54,482 units valued $20,746 changing hands. Market activity ended with  JMMB Group 5.75% concluded trading of 3,782 units to finish at US$2 and Proven Investments closed with 50,700 units with a fall of 1 cent at 26 US cents.  The JSE USD Equities Index shed 3.74 points to close at 191.64.

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