More stocks less volume trade on JSE – Tuesday

The number of securities trading rose on Tuesday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main and US markets to 36 up from 32 on Monday but with less volume of 2,431,671 units valued at $40,003,992 compared with 5,670,913 units valued at $98,003,071 changing hands, on Monday.
Trading closed with Ciboney leading with 1,039,900 units and 42.7 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Scotia Group trading 255,885 shares or 10.5 percent of the day’s volume and Carreras with 166,800 units and 7 percent of volume traded.
The market ended with the prices of 13 securities rising, 9 declining while 14 remained unchanged leading to the All Jamaica Composite Index in slipping 44.99 points to 399,117.95 and the JSE Index falling by 40.99 points to close at 363,641.63. During the morning session the market was up more than 6,000 points with NCB Financial trading up to $128.25.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers, an indication that falling prices are likely to be dominant on Wednesday.
Trading resulted in an average of 78,441 units valued at over $1,290,451, in contrast to 189,030 shares valued at $3,266,769 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 321,423 shares, valued $5,766,429 and previously 337,978 shares, valued $6,091,383. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments lost $1.50 to close at $19.50, in exchanging 93,063 shares, Caribbean Cement rose 99 cents to finish at $47, trading 3,000 shares, Grace Kennedy rose $1 trading of 48,306 shares at $59, Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.50 in trading 110,010 stock units to close at $30, Jamaica Producers added $2.50 to close of $29.50 with 7,255 units changing hands, JMMB Group jumped $1 to $35 trading 30,191 shares, Mayberry Investments fell 50 cents to settle at $10.50, exchanging 11,450 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities climbed $1.25 to $13 with 90,200 units trading, PanJam Investment gained $2 to end at $64, trading 18,055 shares, Proven Investments ended trading 18,819 shares in the Jamaican dollar based market to close at a record $30 after rising $3.60, Sagicor Group fell by $2 cent to $44, trading 17,852 shares, Scotia Group gained 50 cents in trading 255,885 units to close at $52.50, Seprod finished trading 2,968 shares, with a fall of $3.40 to close at $35.60, Stanley Motta added 25 cents, trading 15,800 units to close at $4.45 and Wisynco Group finished 25 cents down to $10, with 117,281 units trading.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 109,636 units valued at $134,951 changing hands as JMMB Group 5.75% preference share traded 44,490 units in closing at US$2.05, JMMB Group 6% preference share traded 44,490 units in closing at US$2.05, Margaritaville traded 1,000 shares at 25 US cents,Proven Investments ended trading 28,732 to close at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar ordinary share traded 784 units to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 164.66.

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