Record high for JSE stocks – Friday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped to new record highs at the end of trading on Friday, after trading at an intraday record high of 341,378.20 on the All Jamaica Composite Index.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,753.85 points to a closing record high of 340.434.99 and the JSE Index climbed 1,597.96 points to end at a record closing high of 310,174.71.
Trading in the main market ended with 5,657,684 units valued at $158,095,077 compared to 12,872,984 units valued at $191,208,699 on Thursday.
Market activities resulted in 25 securities trading including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 26 securities trading on Thursday. At the end of trading, the prices of 8 stocks advanced, 13 declined and 4 closed unchanged.
The day’s volume was led by Carreras with 1,409,425 units and 24.91 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Grace Kennedy with 1,066,861 units accounting for 18.86 percent of the day’s volume and NCB Financial Group with 590,804 units or 10.44 percent of the total volume.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement climbing $1.49 trading 19,732 shares at $41.50, Grace Kennedy that rose 53 cents to $52.60, with 1,066,861 stock units trading. Jamaica Broilers adding 70 cents, closing trading at $26 trading 502,394 shares. Kingston Wharves dropped $2.89 to $50.10 in trading 600 shares. NCB Financial Group jumped $3.01 and ended trading at $100.01, Sagicor Group settled at $38, after falling 99 cents in trading 17,126 shares, Scotia Group lost 50 cents in trading 50,560 units at $51.50, Seprod ended at $32.01, after shedding $1.99 in trading 1,780 shares, Sterling Investments rose 50 cents and end at $12, with 60,000 units and Sygnus Credit Investments closed with 88,360 units trading at $12.50 after falling 50 cents.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 502,180 units valued at US$50,395 as Proven Investments rose 0.99 cent to 18 US cents with 2,180 shares trading and Sygnus Credit Investments closed with 500,000 units trading with a decline of 0.5 cents to 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 2.42 points to 144.71.
Trading resulted in an average of 245,986 units valued at an average of $6,873,699 compared to 252,649 units valued at an average of $5,757,925 for each security traded on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 173,907 units valued at $3,499,633 compared to 165,957 units valued at $3,192,366 on Thursday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, 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 closing with lower offers.

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