Seven days of unbroken records

Seven straight record close for JSE main market.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday continue its record run with seven unbroken record close, but it just made it as declining stocks outnumbered advancing ones by a gig margin.
At the close the  JSE All Jamaican Composite Index inched just 29.46 points to end at a record close of 475,319.97 and the JSE Index edged higher by a mere 26.77 points to a record 432,929.72.
At the close market activity, on the main and US markets with the prices of just 8 securities advancing, 18 falling and traded firm as a total of compared to 35 securities trading on Friday. Market activity ended with 35,155,198 units valued at $264,904,598, in contrast to 146,738,895 shares valued at $319,460,370 on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm continues to dominate trading since listing in late May, to end with trading of 18.3 million shares and 52 percent of total trades, followed by Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 8.1 million and 23 percent of the day’s trades. Mayberry Jamaican Equities was next with 4.8 million units for 13.7 percent of volume traded and Jamaica Producers trading 1 million shares.
The market closed with average of 1,033,976 units valued at an average of $7,791,312 for each security traded, in contrast to 4,585,590 units for an average of $9,983,137 on Friday. May closed with average of 2,248,261 units at an average of $12,751,529 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 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments lost 50 cents to close at $45, with 5,467 shares changing hands, Berger Paints declined by 50 cents in ending at $18, trading 4,668 stock units, Caribbean Cement climbed $1 to close at $79, with an exchange of 19,648 shares. Jamaica Broilers finished trading of 18,495 units but fell 95 cents to end at $32, Jamaica Producers lost $1 and closed at $24.50, with 1,072,902 shares trading, JMMB Group rose 50 cents and concluded trading with 178,692 shares at $39.50, Kingston Wharves lost $1 to settle at $70, with an exchange of 5,270 units. NCB Financial Group finished trading 27,674 shares at a record closing high of $167, after rising $2.02, PanJam Investment concluded trading with 273,876 shares and rose 50 cents to end at $96.10,  Sagicor Group  traded 268,818 units and declined by $1.80 to close at $48.20, Seprod  gained 55 cents to end at $48, in trading 53,347 shares. Sterling Investments  lost 43 cents to close at $3.22, with 200 units crossing the exchange and Supreme Ventures  dropped $1.86 and settled at $30, with 655,299 shares trading.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 48,124 units valued at $13,856 changing hands. Market activity ended with  JMMB Group 6% concluded trading of 2,540 units to finish at US$1.06, Proven Investments closed with 38,429 units with a rise of 2 cents at 26.99 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments rose 1 cents to end at 12 US cents in trading 7,155 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 1.76 points to close at 195.38.

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