New record high for JSE main market

Jamaica Stock Exchange main market surged past the 405,000 points for the first time based on the movement of the All Jamaica Composite Index on Tuesday aided by the prices of 20 stocks rising.
At the end of trading All Jamaica Composite Index advanced 2,242.60 points to a record close of 405,342.89 and the JSE Index rose 2,043.26 points to a record close of 369,313.24.
A total of 29 securities traded including 2 in the US dollar market, compared to 33 trading on Monday with the prices of 20 securities rising, 5 declining and 4 that held firm. The market closed with 4 new highs with three closing at a 52 weeks’ high and Radio Jamaica trading at a 52 week’s low of 90 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 2 closing with lower offers.
The main market ended with 2,630,637 units valued at over $70,273,331 changing hands, compared to 3,284,901 units valued at $66,139,568 changing hands on Monday.
Trading closed with Sagicor Real Estate Fund accounting for 598,360 units or 22.75 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Wisynco Group with 522,434 units and 19.86 percent of the volume traded and NCB Financial Group with 211,075 units and 8 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 97,431 units valued at over $2,602,716, in contrast to 113,272 shares valued at $2,280,675 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Caribbean Cement rose $2 to finish at $50, in trading 157,526 shares, Grace Kennedy climbed $3 and ended trading 39,239 shares at a 52 weeks’ high of $63, Jamaica Producers rose $4 to close at 52 weeks’ closing high of $32, trading 59,422 stock units, JMMB Group gained 49 cents and ended at $32.99, with 150,136 shares trading, Kingston Wharves added $2 to close at $74, with 5,513 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments climbed 25 cents to finish at $8.50, with 93,300 stock units trading, Mayberry Equities rose 45 cents to finish at $11.45, trading 21,567 stock units, NCB Financial Group climbed $1.25 and ended trading of 211,075 shares at $130, while 138 Student Living rose $1.20 and finished at $5 while trading 10,000 stock units, PanJam Investment jumped 35 cents and ended at 52 weeks’ closing high of $64.85, while exchanging 76,624 stock units, Portland JSX climbed $1.15 and ended at $9.50, in exchanging 51,000 units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund jumped $1.89 to settle at $13, trading 598,360 shares, Salada Foods rose $1.20 and ended trading of 101,826 stock units at 52 weeks’ high of $20, Seprod traded 1,605 units after gaining 50 cents to close at $43.50, Scotia Group lost $1.10 trading 6,756 units to close at $60.90, Sterling Investments jumped $1 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high at $24, with 22,457 shares changing hands and Supreme Ventures dropped $4.40 in trading 27,237 shares to end at $19.50.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 70,385 units valued at $22,180 as JMMB Group 5.75 percent preference share concluded trading of 3,385 shares at $2 and Proven Investments traded 67,000 shares and rose 3 cents to close at 23 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 11.88 points to close at 172.91.

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