More slippage for JSE Main Market

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange continued to slide on Thursday with the market being down in all trading days of July except for a brief rise of less than a thousand points on Thursday last week, with the All Jamaica Index to be down 12,027 points for the month to date.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 1,202.72 points to 405,477.48, the JSE Market Index slipped 1,086.54 points to 369,994.31 and the JSE Financial Index carved out a gain of 0.08 points to close at 95.69.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 17 declining and 10 closing unchanged and the average PE Ratio ended at 15.5 based on IC forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 16,789,783 shares accounting for $102,277,280 compared to 26,057,067 units at $114,023,224 on Wednesday. The average trade for the day ended at 399,757 units at $2,435,173 in contrast to an average of 651,427 valued at $2,850,581 on Wednesday. The average traded for July to date amounts to 483,377 units at $2,494,914 for each security, in contrast to 418,151 units at $2,504,951 each. The average volume and value for June closed at 818,748 units at $7,498,303.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 7.97 million shares for 48 percent of total volume followed by Transjamaican Highway with 4.43 million units for 26 percent of the day’s trade and Pulse Investments with 913,284 units for 5.4 percent market share.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments lost 50 cents to end at $58.50 in an exchange of 930 units, Berger Paints closed 99 cents lower at $13, in transferring 100 units, Caribbean Cement climbed $2.10 to $49, after trading 407,518 shares. First Rock Capital finished at $13.38, with a loss of 82 cents in exchanging 36,016 stock units, Grace Kennedy rose 49 cents to $57.99, with 348,320 shares crossing the market, Jamaica Broilers fell $1.89 trading 2,591 units and closed at $26.60, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended $1.24 lower at $22.51, in trading 7,685 units. NCB Financial Group advanced by $2 to $135, with investor having transferred 107,228 shares, 138 Student Living closed $1 higher at $6.99, with 2,000 stock units changing hands, PanJam Investment tumbled $6.50 and settled at $66.50, after trading 31,900 shares, Portland JSX climbed $1 to close at $9 trading 80 shares. Proven Investments slipped 95 cents to end at $33, in transferring 212,681 shares, Seprod gained 75 cents and closed at $52.50, with investors switching over 16,681 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments gained 40 cents to finish at $16.40 with transfers of 18,009 stock units and Victoria Mutual Investments closed 34 cents lower to end at $7.26, in 62,150 shares changing hands.

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

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