Pull back for JSE majors on Tuesday

Stocks gave back some of the gains of the last two trading days, with the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market index slipping just over 600 points at the close of trading on Tuesday after stocks rising and declining were equal as 53 percent fewer shares were exchanged than on Monday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 686.84 points to 429,363.77, the Main Index lost 618.66 points to 391,508.19 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.43 points to 100.29.
At the one PM close, 45 securities traded, similar to Monday, with 18 rising, 18 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio closed with an average of 16.6 based on ICInsider’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Traders exchanged 9,841,467 shares for $95,818,004 versus 21,102,556 units at $91,864,402 on Monday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 18.5 percent of total volume, after 1.83 million shares traded followed by Transjamaican Highway with 11.5 percent for 1.14 million units and Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 11.2 percent of the day’s trade for 1.11 million units.
Trading averaged 218,699 units at $2,129,289, compared to 468,946 shares at $2,041,431 on Monday. The month to date averaged 413,643 units at $2,752,324, close to the average of 431,223 units at $2,808,510 on Monday. Trading in January closed with an average of 311,275 units at $1,432,133.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments lost 39 cents to close at $81.51 after exchanging 7,208 units, Ciboney Group gained 26 cents to settle at a multi-year high of 90 cents, in a transfer of 905,384 stock units, Eppley shed 67 cents to finish at $22.98, with 4,989 units changing hands. Grace Kennedy fell by $1 to $79, with the swapping of 818,124 shares, JMMB Group rose 29 cents in closing at $33.29 trading 79,843 units, Kingston Wharves declined by $2 to $45 crossing the market with 23,796 stocks. Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 40 cents to end at $6.60, in exchanging 47,905 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy shed $2 to close at $135.01, after the swapping of 461 stock units, NCB Financial Group closed 80 cents higher at $139.50, with 26,697 stocks changing hands. 138 Student Living gained 40 cents in ending at $5.40 trading 514,395 stocks, PanJam Investment dropped $2.89 to $65.01 after an exchanging of 601 stock units. Proven Investments slipped $1.48 to $36.50 trading 1,513 units, Radio Jamaica gained 6 cents to close at $1.56 with the swapping of 554,673 shares, after traded as high as $1.80 during the morning session. Sagicor Group rose 70 cents to $51.70, with 18,406 stocks clearing the market. Scotia Group finished 97 cents lower at $42, after 18,751 shares crossing the market and Seprod gained $1 to end at $67, in an exchange of 14,613 units.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.25% rose $1.25 in closing at $7.35 exchanging 100 units and JMMB Group 7.25% gained 41 cents to end at $1.61 trading 11,242 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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