Record JSE close for September

The Jamaica Stock Exchange, surged sharply for the second trading day with the All Jamaica Composite Index jumping 5,287 points to a record close of 393,277.29 and a gain of more than 10,500 points gain in just two days.
The main market closed on 14 trading days at record high for September helping to bring the gains in the market for the year to 24.3 percent.

The JSE Index that climbed by 4,768.22 points on Thursday, jumped another 4,817.06 points to close at 358,320.11, to be up a strong 9,585 points in just two days.
A total of 32 securities traded including 4 in the US dollar market, compared to 30 trading on Thursday with the prices of 15 securities rose and 8 declined and just 9 held firm.
Mayberry Jamaican Equities closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $11.15, PanJam Investment traded at an intraday high of $64.90 but closed lower than Thursday closing price, while Sterling Investments closed at a new high of $22 and Supreme Ventures closed at a record high of $24.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 4 closing with a lower offer.
The main market ended with 7,891,758 units valued at over $231,891,130 changing hands, compared to 269,506,497 units valued at $3,571,606,905 changing hands on Thursday. Trading closed with  Wisynco Group exchanging 1,958,391 units accounting for 24.8 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Jamaica Broilers with 1,868,677 units and 23.68 percent of total volume and Mayberry Jamaican Equities with 923,865 units and just 11.7 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 281,849 units valued at over $8,281,826, in contrast to 10,365,635 shares valued at $137,369,496 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, compared to 579,751 shares valued $9,695,343 changed hands on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments rose $1 and closed at $19, trading 3,965 shares, Caribbean Cement shed $1.96 to finish at $47.04, in the trading of 803,000 stock units, Grace Kennedy gained $1.01 and settled at $60, with 128,848 shares changing hands. Jamaica Broilers jumped $1.50 to $30 and ended trading of 1,868,677 shares, Jamaica Producers lost $1 to close at $26, trading 34,657 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 20 cents and finished trading 150,000 units at $8.20, JMMB Group rose 35 cents and closed at $32.50, with an exchange of 56,396 shares. Kingston Wharves rose $2 to $74, with 16,204 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities climbed 65 cents to finish at 52 weeks’ closing high of $11.15, with 923,865 stock units trading, NCB Financial Group climbed $4 and ended trading of 470,875 shares at $125, PanJam Investment shed $2 and ended at $58, while exchanging 405,279 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 45 cents to settle at $13.50, trading 122,949 shares, Sterling Investments jumped $3 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high at $22, with 48,709 shares changing hands Supreme Ventures gained $7 and ended at an all-time high of $24, as 40,497 shares traded, Sygnus Credit Investments traded 1,800 shares and rose 70 cents to end at $13 and Wisynco Group rose 35 cents and concluded trading of 1,958,391 stock units at $9.45.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 48,266 units valued at $7,252 as JMMB Group 5.75% preference share concluded trading of 10,500 shares at $2, Productivity Business ended trading 14,100 shares and increased 4 cents to close at 59 cents and Proven Investments traded 7,115 shares at 20 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 13,543 units but lost 1 cent to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index gained 2.60 points to close at 161.66.

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