New closing high for JSE main stocks – Wednesday

The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index pushed 3,240.99 points to a new record close of 486,779.64 and the JSE Index climbed 2,945.21 points to a new closing high of 443,343.87.
At the end market activity, on the main and US markets, the prices of 18 securities advanced, 9 declined and 8 traded firm, as a total of 35 securities traded, compared to 37 on Tuesday. Eppley and the Jamaica Stock Exchange shares closed at new all-time highs.
Market activity ended with 45,741,770 units with a value of $2,118,495,057 changing hands, in contrast to 41,671,400 units with a value of $333,001,137 on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 20.7 million units or 45 percent of total main market volume, Scotia Group with just over 10 million shares changing hands, equating to 22 percent of total trades, followed by NCB Financial Group with 8.14 million stock units for 18 percent of the day’s trades.
The market closed with average of 1,386,114 units valued at an average of $64,196,820 for each security traded. In contrast to 1,190,611 units for an average of $9,514,318 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,475,774 shares, with a value of $16,281,943, compared to 1,482,687 shares, with a value of $12,268,768 previously. May closed with an 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 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments rose $1 and closed at $44, trading 4,084 shares, Carreras rose 30 cents and concluded trading of 878,789 units at $8.20, Eppley rose 25 cents to an all-time high of $16 while trading 13,290 shares, Jamaica Broilers exchanged 2,484 units and gained $1 to end at $33. Jamaica Producers fell $1.30 to close at $25.50, with 8,589 shares changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 25 cents to end at a record high of $22, with 2,358,881 shares traded, JMMB Group rose $1 in trading 72,416 shares to end at $39, Kingston Wharves slipped $1 to close at $66, in swapping 28,064 stock units. Mayberry Investments gained 65 cents with an exchange of 181,646 shares at $9.15, Mayberry Jamaican Equities added $1 to end trading of 24,764 shares at $12.25, NCB Financial Group jumped $5 to close at $178, with an exchange of 8,142,680 stock units, PanJam Investment climbed $1.49 to end trading of 990 shares at $95.99. Proven Investments declined $1.50 while trading 3,690 shares to close at $33.50, Pulse Investments rose 34 cents to close at $2.84, trading 20,000 shares. Sagicor Group finished trading at $48 with 340,467 shares crossing the exchange after falling 50 cents, Scotia Group climbed $1.90 to $55.10, with an exchange of 10,133,531 shares and Seprod declined $1 concluded trading with 103,100 stock units at $47.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 40,000 units valued US$31,016 changing hands. Market activity ended with Proven Investments trading 12,000 shares after rising 0.06 cent to close at 26 US cents and JMMB Group 6% preference share ended trading of 28,000 units at US$1. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 1.74 points to close at 191.08.

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