Partial recovery for JSE majors – Friday

Rising prices on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange had the upper hand at the close of trading on Friday, with an advance delcie ratio of 3 to 2.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index in gaining 796.36 points to 318,127.47 and the JSE Index adding 725.57 points to end at 289,850.09.
Trading on Friday closed with 27 securities changing hands leading to 11 advancing, 8 declining and 8 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets.
The securities with the largest price changes include, Berger Paints that dropped $2.35 to $19, Caribbean Cement falling $2.99 to $33.01, Grace Kennedy jumping $2 to $46, Jamaica Producers losing $2 to $15, JMMB Group that climbed $1.99 to $26, Sagicor Real Estate Fund jumping $1 to a record $17 and Scotia Group with a fall of $1.98 to $50.02.
Main market activity ended with 115,025,659 units valued at $1,171,809,500 compared to 22,773,292 units valued at $377,866,606 on Friday. Wisynco Group accounted for 111,757,051 changing hands, followed by Ciboney Group with 1,851,345 units.
Trading results in an average of 4,424,064 shares valued at $45,069,596 for each security traded, in contrast to 875,896 shares valued at $14,533,331 on Thursday. For the month to date an average of 2,649,980 units valued at $29,801,464 traded. In contrast, February closed with average of 213,336 units valued at $3,392,475 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with Proven Investments concluded trading at 21.5 US cents, down from 21.94 cents with 101,500 units changing hands with a value of US$21,823 as the market index slipped 2.05 points to 169.56.

For more details of market activities see – Wisynco trades 112 million shares on JSE – Friday.

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