Record close for JSE main market

JMMB Group hity an all-time high of $50 on Thursday.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange hit new highs on Thursday, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 6,011.90 points to a record 521,685.45 and the JSE Index climbing 5,463.24 points to a record 475,064.08 in mid-morning trading.
Trading ended with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index ending at a new record close with a rise of 2,855.36 points to 518,528.91 and the JSE Index climbing 2,594.77 points to end at a record closing high of 472,195.61.
Market activity resulted in 32 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets and leading to 10 securities advancing, 15 declining and 9 trading firm. Market activity ended with 23,980,897 units valued $156,300,087 compared to 75,651,962 units valued at $254,462,635 changing hands, from 34 securities on Wednesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 16.5 million shares for 69 percent of total main market volume, followed by Carreras with 5.5 million stock units for 23 percent of total volume and Wisynco Group with 394,500 units for only 1.7 percent of total volume.
The market closed with average of 799,363 units valued $5,210,003 for each security traded, in contrast to 2,364,124 units for an average of $7,951,957 changing hands on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,162,295 shares valued at $4,766,694 changing hands, compared 1,270,097 units valued at $4,635,018 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 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Caribbean Cement lost $1.65 to end up trading 50,508 shares to close at $78.55, Eppley jumped $2.50 in trading 1,324 stock units at $18.50, Grace Kennedy lost $2 and finished trading 83,529 units to end at $64, Jamaica Producers jumped $3.50 trading 39,611 shares at $30. Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 30 and finished trading 11,885 stock units at $28.70, JMMB Group jumped $5.50 in trading 82,686 shares to close at a record high of $50, PanJam Investment rose $1.50 to settle at $97.50 with 13,912 shares changing hands, Sagicor Group lost 99 cents and finished trading 56,055 stock units at $57.01. Salada Foods dived $4 to end at $34, with 2,667 shares trading, Scotia Group ended trading of 74,056 shares while falling 50 cents to close at $55.50, , and Wisynco Group lost 40 cents to close at $18.50 trading 394,500 units.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 26,455 units valued US$1,250 changing hands. Market activity ended with Proven Investments trading 25,750 shares to close at 25 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments with a loss of 0.50 cent to 12 US cents, in trading 705 units. The JSE USD Equities Index closed 1 points down to 188.31.

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