Q4 off to record high for JSE majors

Stocks surged to new record high on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market at the start of October, as the market opened, with the All Jamaica Composite Index jumping within 535 points of the critical 400,000 mark and with 35 minutes of trading, it climbed over 400,000 points for the first time.
At the end of trading All Jamaica Composite Index jumped 9,823 points to a record close of 403,100.29 after it earlier jumped 10,773.36 points with just 13 minutes to close and the JSE Index surged 8,949.87 points to a record close of 366,558.39 after trading higher to a record intraday high of 368,135.86.
A total of 33 securities traded including 4 in the US dollar market, compared to 32 trading on Friday with the prices of 10 securities rising, 12 declined and 11 held firm. The market closed with 3 new highs and Radio Jamaica trading at a 52 week’s low of 92 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 a lower offer.
The main market ended with 3,284,901 units valued at $66,139,568 changing hands, compared to 7,891,758 units valued at $231,891,130 changing hands on Friday.
Trading closed with Sagicor Real Estate Fund accounting for 1,221,240 units or 37.18 percent of the day’s volume, followed by with 342,484 units and 10.43 percent of the volume traded and with 252,932 units 7.70 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 113,272 units valued at $2,280,675 units, in contrast to 281,849 shares valued at $8,281,826 on Friday. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments lost 49 cents to close at $18.51, in trading 9,748 shares, Caribbean Cement rose 96 cents to finish at $48, in the trading of 8,500 stock units, Jamaica Producers rose $2 to close at 52 weeks’ closing high of $28, trading 10,364 stock units, Kingston Wharves lost $2 to $72, with 4,140 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments climbed 25 cents to finish at $8.25, with 32,181 stock units trading, NCB Financial Group climbed $3.75 and ended trading of 77,954 shares at $128.75, PanJam Investment jumped $6.50 and ended at 52 weeks’ closing high of $64.50, while exchanging 3,510 stock units, Sagicor Group gained 90 cents to settle at $39, in the trading of 157,640 shares. Sagicor Real Estate Fund dived $2.39 to settle at $11.11, trading 1,221,240 shares, Scotia Group rose $2 trading 64,186 units to close at $62.00, Sterling Investments jumped $1 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high at $23, with 3,352 shares changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 12,500 shares and fell 50 cents to end at $12.50.

Trading in the US dollar market closed with 20,932 units valued at $7,170 as JMMB Group 5.75 percent preference share concluded trading of 2,500 shares at $2, Proven Investments traded 2,088 shares at 20 US cents, Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share traded 7,500 units but lost 1 cent to end at 10 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share traded 8,844 units to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 0.63 points to close at 161.03.

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