New record for JSE main market – Tuesday

NCB Financial jumps to record close of $210 on on Tuesday.

Investors pushed the Jamaica Stock Exchange to a new record close on Tuesday, as trading levels remained elevated, with 35 securities changing hands in the main market as two stocks closed at record highs.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 3,818.78 points to end at a record close of 538,636.81, the JSE Index climbed 3,470.27 points to close at record of 490,468.44 and The JSE Financial Index rose 0.57 points in closing at 132.03.
Market activity resulted in 37 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 15 securities advancing, 13 declining and 9 trading firm, compared to 36 securities trading on Monday. Trading ended with 21,525,203 units valued $799,361,615, compared to 107,625,972 units valued $2,479,735,496 changing hands on Monday.  
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 9.55 million shares for 44 percent of total main market volume, followed by PanJam Investment with 4.3 million stock units for 20 percent of total volume and JMMB Group with 2.6 million shares for 12 percent of the day’s volume. Also trading good volumes were Scotia Group with  2,063,886 shares and Proven Investments that ended at record close and exchanged 2,060,886 shares in the main market. NCB Financial also ended trading at a record close.
The market closed with average of 615,006 units valued at $22,838,903 for each security traded, in contrast to 3,363,312 units valued at $77,491,734 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,314,200 shares valued at $16,495,880 changing hands, compared 1,375,075 shares valued at $15,899,090 for each securities traded. June closed with an average of 1,608,485 units valued at $19,605,318 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments dropped $3.89 to end at $75, in trading 27,385 shares, Berger Paints traded 35,880 shares with a rise of 80 cents to close at $18.95, Eppley exchanged 250,000 shares and gained 50 cents to end at $16, Grace Kennedy gained $1 trading  85,826 units, to end at $70.01. JMMB Group lost 50 cents to end at $53.50, with an exchange of 2,599,899 shares, Kingston Wharves recovered the $4.16 it lost on Monday, to end trading of 2,200 shares at $70. NCB Financial jumped $9.98 to a new record high of $210 in trading 224,931 units, PanJam Investment declined $2.99 in trading 4,319,799 stock units at $94.51, Sagicor Group rose 49 cents trading 24,809 stock units to end at $54.49. Sagicor Real Estate Fund exchanged 33,700 and gained 64 cents to close at $11.64, Salada Foods climbed $1 to end at $36 in trading 200 shares, Seprod lost $1.85 to close at $45.10 while trading 19,637 shares and Supreme Ventures fell back $2 and ended trading with 31,680 shares to close at $26.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 1,062,929 units valued at over US$158,026 changing hands. Market activity ended with Proven Investments added 0.7 cent, in trading 2,460 shares to close at 25.7 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 0.5 cents to 11.95 US cents, in trading 40,450 units. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 3.68 points to close at 192.13.

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