Stocks dive again on JSE – Wednesday

The sharp fall in prices on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continued on Wednesday closed with 19 declining just 8 rising and 7 holding firm and making big dents into the market indices.
At the close, the All Jamaica Composite Index diving 5,114.14 points to 409,805.35 and the JSE Index declined by 4,659.56 points to close at 373,379.06.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.
A total of 34 securities traded including 2 in the US dollar market, compared to 32 trading on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 3,255,602 units valued at $64,853,916 changing hands, compared with 3,865,461 units valued at $98,334,906 on Tuesday.
Trading closed with JMMB Group leading with 842,614 units and 25.9 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Carreras with 569,061 units and 17.5 percent of volume traded and Ciboney trading 500,000 units or 15.4 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 101,738 units valued at over $2,026,685, in contrast to 128,849 shares valued at $3,277,830 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 357,984 shares, valued $6,357,141 and previously, 382,244 shares, valued $6,804,156. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Grace Kennedy rose 69 cents and ended trading 6,606 shares at $59.30, Jamaica Producers dropped 50 cents to close of $29.50 with 50,226 units changing hands, JMMB Group dropped $3.50 and ended at $31.50, with 842,614 shares trading. Kingston Wharves fell 43 cents in exchanging 11,112 stock units, to close at $82.07, NCB Financial Group lost 60 cents and ended at $128.40, trading 73,778 shares, Pulse Investments shed 30 cents to $2.50 trading 1,000 shares, Sagicor Group dropped $4.47 to $42.03, trading 100,416 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 50 cents to close at $14, trading 14,745 shares, Salada Foods lost 55 cents and ended trading at $24.95, with 7,800 stock units, Scotia Group dropped $2.99 trading 46,233 units to close at $56.01, Seprod lost $4.40 and finished trading at $35.60, with 15,764 shares changing hands, Stanley Motta lost 45 cents in closing at $4.55 trading 67,400 shares, Sterling Investments gained 80 cents and closed at $23.30, with 250 shares and Supreme Ventures fell $2.48 to end at $17.51, with 89,967 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 32,239 units valued at US$4,310 changing hands as Proven Investments ended trading 7,639 to close at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar ordinary share traded 24,600 units to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 167.78.

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