Recovery continues on JSE – Wednesday

JMMB Group traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $23.70.

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange was tepid on Wednesday, with only $21 million of trade taking place. At the close of trading, 20 securities changed hands in the main market with 2 trading in the US dollar market.
Trading closed with the prices of 10 stocks advancing and 5 declining in the main and US dollar markets leading to the third consecutive days of increase after the main market plunged sharply on Friday. Carreras fresh from a 10 for 1 stock split, traded at a new 52 weeks’ high of $12 at the close, while JMMB Group hit an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $23.70, before pulling back to $22 by the close, as supply to sell is very limited and should pave the way for an upward push in the price, in the days or weeks ahead.
The All Jamaica Composite Index advanced 510.79 points to close at 289,132.17, to sit just below resistance at 290,000 points. The JSE Market Index gained 465.38 points to 263,432.11 and the JSE US dollar market index closed unchanged at 191.75.
The main market ended with 1,826,710 units valued at $21,069,859 changing hands compared to 5,755,768 units valued at $88,334,159 at the close on Tuesday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 937 units valued at US$446 bringing the total of all trades to only J$21,128,316.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading is slightly biased to the upside, suggesting that rising prices should have the upper hand over declining ones on Thursday, with 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
The main market ended trading with an average of 91,336 units for an average of $1,053,493 in contrast to 230,231 units for an average of $3,533,366. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at $324,839 units with an average value of $3,144,679 compared with an average of 342,801 units with an average value of $3,294,050 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for August ended at 184,094 units with an average value of $4,336,090.

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