Solid gains end November for JSE Main Market

Market activity ended on Tuesday with robust gains for the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market. The All Jamaican Composite Index jumped by 4,559.46 points to 437,668.39, just over 7,000 points below the close for October. The JSE Main Index surged 5,036.25 points to 397,830.67 and the JSE Financial Index rose 1.80 points to 98.28. The volume of stocks trading slipped at the close on Tuesday with the market ending, with rising stocks exceeding those decliners 2 to 1.
A total of 51 securities traded compared to 59 on Monday, with 24 rising, 12 declining and 15 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.8. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market quotes are based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with financial years ending between the current year and August 2022.
Trading on hauled out 7,613,507 shares for $134,588,814 in contrast to 10,513,011 units at $104,608,393 on Monday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 21.2 percent of total volume after transferring 1.62 million shares, followed by Jamaica Broilers with 14.3 percent and 1.09 million units and Wigton Windfarm 10 percent with an exchange of 762,810 units.
Trading averaged 149,284 units at $2,638,996 versus 178,187 shares at $1,773,024 on Monday and month to date, an average of 233,949 units at $2,695,416, versus 237,936 units at $2,698,072 on Monday. October closed with an average of 251,350 units at $2,773,208.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 20 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Barita Investments dipped 30 cents in closing at $90.40 after 14,398 shares crossed the market, Berger Paints fell $1.10 to $13.60 in an exchange of 653 units, Caribbean Cement climbed $9.40 to $92.50 in switching ownership of 306,290 stock units. Jamaica Broilers rallied $2.30 to close at $31 in trading 1,091,303 stocks, Jamaica Producers advanced $1.74 to end at $24 with the swapping of 178,959 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose $1.65 to finish at $19.15 in trading 117,911 stock units. JMMB Group popped 35 cents to close at $38.40 with 102,208 shares changing hands, Margaritaville fell $5 in closing at $16 with one stock unit crossing the market, PanJam Investment popped $9.21 to $73.76 in an exchange of 823 units. Sagicor Group shed $2 to close at $53 in transferring 533,923 stock units and Scotia Group gained 30 cents in ending at $37.75 with 3,505 stocks changing hands, Supreme Ventures rallied 19 cents in closing at $17.50 in switching ownership of 195,825 shares and Wisynco Group increased 22 cents to $16.93 trading 123,466 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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