Wigton adds to JSE main market record

NCB Financial Group added mcu to JSE rexcord close on Friday.

Wigton Windfarm closed trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday at 83 cents after trading 473 million shares and NCB Group closed at $153 to help push the main market indices to tenth record close for 2019.
At the end of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 4,339.37 points to a record close of 458,665.39 and the JSE Index climbed 3,943.35 points to a new record of 417,795.08.
The market ended with, trading 480,565,591 units valued $877,072,543, well up from 13,075,782 units valued $311,199,908 changing hands, on Wednesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 472.8 million shares accounting for 98 percent of total main market volume, followed by PanJam Investment with 4.2 million units and 0.9 percent of the day’s trades and Wisynco Group with 570,953 units for just 0.12 percent of volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 16,018,853 units valued at $29,235,751, in contrast to 421,799 units valued at $10,038,707 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 1,135,538 to units valued $12,389,326 and previously, 275,231 units valued $11,357,912. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 31 securities, compared to 35 on Friday leading to 12 advancing, 11 declining and 8 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with a weak signal for the coming day with 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments gained $1.50 in closing at $45.50, trading 277,818 shares, Berger Paints lost 49 cents and ended at $18, with an exchange of 750 stock units,. Jamaica Broilers declined $1.90 to $31.10 with 3,033 shares trading, Jamaica Producers rose $1.50 to close at $25, in trading 4,000 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange added 76 cents to end at $19.76, with 72,635, Kingston Wharves traded 2,328 shares but lost $2 to close at $68,  shares changing hands. Mayberry Investments gained 45 cents and ended trading of 5,467 shares at $9, Mayberry Jamaican Equities rose 50 cents and ended trading of 94,800 shares at $11.50,  NCB Financial Group  jumped $5.75 trading 214,535 shares at $153. PanJam Investment  dropped $4 with 4,199,150 shares changing hands, to close at $90, Salada Foods rose $2 to end at $32 in trading 2,000 stock units, Scotia Group climbed 50 cents to $50.50, with 39,401 shares trading and Seprod  shed 70 cents trading 315,880 shares to close at $44.30.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 4,110 units valued at US$1,110 as Proven Investments was the sole stock trading to close at 27 US cents with an exchange of 4,100 shares.  The JSE USD Equities Index remained unchanged to close at 194.26.

Wigton adds to JSE main market gains

Wigton Windfarm listing on its JSE. Observing the listing is Prime Minister of Jamaica, Hon. Andrew Holness (centre) and Dr. Nigel Clarke (right) as Mr. Russell Hadeed, Chairman of Petroleum (left) inserts Wigton strip on the Exchange’s Board.

Wigton Windfarm listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday and closed trading at 65 cents after trading 8,351,000 shares.
Scotia Group climbed to $50 and Wisynco Group traded at a new high of $15.95 to push the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index up 2,580.04 points to 454,326.02 and the JSE Index up by 2,344.58 points to 413,851.736 at the close
Within 47 minutes of the opening of trading the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged 5,219.13 points to an intraday record of 457,965.13 and the JSE Index jumped 5,651.57 points to a new record of 417,158.72.
The market ended with, 13,075,782 units valued $311,199,908 trading, up from 7,661,551 units valued $296,721,375 units changing hands, on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 8.35 million shares accounting for 64 percent of total main market volume, followed by Panjam Investment with 2.8 million units and 22 percent of the day’s trades and 138 Student Living with 579,800 units for 4.4 percent of volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 421,799 units valued at $10,038,707, in contrast to 239,423 shares valued at $9,272,543 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 275,231 units valued $11,357,912 and previously, 265,920 units valued $11,582,843. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 35 securities, compared to 33 on Wednesday leading to 11 advancing, 13 declining and 11 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with a weak signal for the coming day with 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments gained 50 cents and closed at $44, trading 868 shares, Berger Paints lost 51 cents and ended at $18.49, with an exchange of 1,000 stock units, Caribbean Cement climbed $2.50 to close at $73, trading 25,762 shares. Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.50 to $33 with 41,071 shares trading, Jamaica Producers lost 50 cents to close at $23.50, in trading 4,755 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 76 cents to end at $19, with 16,931 shares changing hands. Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 50 cents and ended trading of 61,356 shares at $11, NCB Financial Group lost 75 cents trading 17,000 shares at $147.25. PanJam Investment  dropped $3.50 with 2,838,006 shares changing hands, to close at $94, Sagicor Group  lost 50 cents to end at $48 in trading 16,100 stock units, Scotia Group climbed $1 to $50, with 419,426 shares trading. Seprod shed $1 trading 3,500 shares to close at $45, Supreme Ventures  settled at $31.86, with 161,361 shares. Wisynco Group  rose 45 cents trading 166,505 shares to end at a record closing high of $15.95.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 4,000 units valued at US$1,000 as JMMB Group  5.75% preference share concluded trading of 1,527 units with a gain of 4 cents to settle at $1.09,  JMMB Group  6% lost 5 cents and ended at $2 with an exchange of 2,374 shares. Proven Investments rose 3 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of 27 US cents trading 1,802 units Sygnus Credit Investments  ended trading at 10 US cents with 249,465 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index jumped 6.3 percent with an increase of 11.55 points to close at 194.26.

Trading up for JSE main market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market returned to more normal levels on Tuesday, than the heavy trading that took place on Monday.
The market ended with 7,661,551 units valued $296,721,375, up sharply from 1,643,736 units valued $44,890,131 units changing hands, on Monday.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined 3,438.93 points to 451,745.98 and the JSE Index dropped 3,125.06 points to 411,507.15.
Sagicor Group led trading with 5.18 million shares accounting for 68 percent of total main market volume, followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 758,101 units and 10 percent of the day’s trades and Wisynco Group with 355,985 units for 5 percent of volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 239,423 units valued $9,272,543, in contrast to 53,024 shares valued at $1,448,069 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 265,920 units valued $11,582,843 and previously, 267,779 units valued $11,609,967. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 33 securities, compared to 34 on Monday leading to 9 advancing, 15 declining and 9 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost 60 cents and closed at $43.50, trading 142,650 shares, Berger Paints rose $2 and ended at $19, with 12,000 stock units traded, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.50 to close at $70.50, trading 4,932 shares, Eppley lost 50 cents and ended 100 shares trading at $12,  Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 77 cents to end at $19.76, with 23,349 shares changing hands. JMMB Group gained 65 cents to end at $38.75 while trading 99,273 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $2 trading 792 shares in closing at $70, Mayberry Investments lost 45 cents and ended trading 15,784 shares at $8.55, NCB Financial Group  lost $2 trading 121,000 shares at $148. PanJam Investment  added 50 cents with 16,955 shares changing hands, to close at $97.50, Proven Investments rose $1.50 to close trading of 1,445 units at $33.50, Sagicor Group  jumped $1.51 to end at $48.50 in trading 5,179,012 stock units, Scotia Group declined $1 to $49, with 194,251 shares trading. Seprod gained $2 trading 43,939 shares to close at $46 and Wisynco Group  rose 56 cents to close at a record high of $15.50, with 355,985 shares trading.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 4,000 units valued at US$1,000 as Margaritaville  ended trading at 25 US cents with 4,000 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 182.71.

Trading drops JSE main index rise

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Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market returned to more normal levels on Monday, than the heavy trading that took place on Friday.
The market ended with 1,643,736 units valued $44,890,131 units changing hands, down sharply from 61,016,873 units for $1,233,540,286 trading on Friday.
At the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 2,693.78 points to 455,184.91 and the JSE Index gained 2,447.92 points to 414,632.21.
Sygnus Credit Investments led trading with 375,328 shares accounting for 23 percent of total main market volume, followed by Wisynco Group with 188,883 units and 11.5 percent of the day’s trades and JMMB Group with 143,007 units for 9 percent of volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 53,024 units valued at $1,448,069, in contrast to 1,906,777 shares valued at $38,548,134 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 267,779 units valued $11,609,967 and previously, 283,444 units valued $12,405,469. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 34 securities, compared to 35 on Friday leading to 9 advancing, 15 declining and 8 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with a weak signal for the coming day with 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost 30 cents and closed at $43.50, trading 680 shares, Berger Paints lost $1.50 and ended at $17, with 9,755 stock units traded, Caribbean Cement dipped $2 to close at $69, trading 26,173 shares, Jamaica Broilers gained 40 cents to finish trading with 470 units at $31.50. Jamaica Producers declined by $1 to close at $24, with an exchange of 116,733 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 76 cents and ended at $18.99, with 27,946 shares changing hands. JMMB Group gained 60 cents to end at $38.10 while trading 143,007 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $2 trading 792 shares in closing at $70, PanJam Investment shed $1.25 with 76,565 shares changing hands, to close at $97, Sagicor Group  jumped $1.99 to end at $46.99 in trading 6,450 stock units, Seprod  lost 99 cents trading 29,122 shares to close at $44 and Supreme Ventures concluded trading 83,762 stock units after falling 86 cents to close at $31.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 840,013 units valued at $189,945. Proven Investments gained 0.5 cent and closed trading of 756,613 units at 24.05 US cents and Sygnus Investments ended trading of 83,400 shares at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a fall of 0.36 points at 182.71.

Wigton IC TOP 10 stock sets to double

Wigton stock could double soon.

Wigton Windfarm is the third highest ranked IC Insider.com TOP 10 main market stock for this coming week, with the potential to double in price before too long, after listing.
The stock lists on Wednesday on main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange. The IPO was priced at 50 cents per share, with a PE of 8.3 times, normalized earnings for the year to March 2019. With the heavy oversubscription, the top investors will get just a fraction of what they applied for and will push the price higher to get a reasonable volume.
IC Insider.com’s TOP 10 for the coming week has five new listings as some company results encouraged increased buying and reduced selling in a number of cases in the past week.
The Junior Market list has two new listings, Jetcon Corporation and tTech that rejoin the group with falling prices while Elite Diagnostic jumped to $4 and ISP Finance climbed to $16, both on the back of good March quarter results and gave way to the two new listings.
JMMB Group surged in price and move out the TOP 10, following an announcement that the group will invest a minimum of US$200 million in Alignvest Acquisition ll Corporation, a Toronto Stock Exchange traded Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation. Also moving on are Sygnus Credit Investments with a rising price and Grace Kennedy that was edged out by Sagicor Group. Caribbean Cement fell in price to $69 and Scotia Group squeezed into the top list.
The three leading Junior Market stocks for the coming week are, Caribbean Producers with projected gains of 233 percent, Lasco Financial with likely gains of 210 percent, followed by Iron Rock with potential gains of 208 percent.  Of the three on Lasco Financial seems likely to break out after they release full year results later this month.
Radio Jamaica with potential gains of 180 percent leads main market stocks, followed by Sterling Investments with 151 percent likely gain and Wigton Windfarms in third spot with the potential to gain 140 percent within twelve months.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 14.4 and the Junior Market at just 11.1, with the latter having moved up from 10.4 and the end of the prior week. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 6.8 and the main market PE is now 8.6. These levels, point to the huge upside for TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months and Junior Market stocks in particular.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 39 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 41 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Projected earnings, for each company’s current fiscal year, are used in determining, the selected stocks. The PE for and projected earnings for each stock are computed to show potential gains for the year, which are ranked in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

This report is compiled by persons who may have interest in the securities commented on.

Heavy trading in JSE main market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market pulled back from the record close on Friday, with heavy trading of 61,016,873 units for $1,233,540,286.
Trading on Thursday amounted to 8,832,435 units valued $286,901,142.
Stanley Motta led trading on friday with 25 million shares accounting for 41 percent of total main market volume, followed by Sagicor Group with 15.1 million units and 25 percent of the day’s trades and Wisynco Group with 7.2 million units for 12 percent of volume traded. Also trading in large numbers were Carreras with 5 million units, Kingston Properties with 3.9 stock units and JMMB Group with 2.3 million shares.
Trading ended with an average of 1,906,777 units at $38,548,134 for each security traded, in contrast to 276,014 shares valued at $8,965,661 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 283,444 units valued $12,405,469 and previously, 151,264 units valued $10,107,212. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index lost 3,086.58 points to 452,491.13 and the JSE Index shed 2,804.87 points to 412,184.29 as declining stocks beat out those gaining.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 34 securities, compared to 35 on Thursday leading to 9 advancing, 13 declining and 12 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with a weak signal for the coming day with 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Berger Paints lost 35 cents and ended at $18.50, with 29,501 stock units traded, Caribbean Cement dipped $2 to close at $69, trading 26,173 shares, JMMB Group lost $1.50 to end at $37.50 while trading 2,279,409 shares, Kingston Properties rose $1 to end at $7, with an exchange of 100 stock units. Kingston Wharves jumped $3 trading 2,007 shares in closing at $68, NCB Financial Group added $2.40 with 896,238 shares changing hands, to close at $150, Proven Investments closed trading of 8,883 shares and gained of 50 cents to end at $32. Sagicor Group  dropped $3.49 to end at $45 in trading 15,159,344 stock units, Scotia Group  lost $1 trading 90,712 shares to close at $50 and Stanley Motta  concluded trading 25,031,916 stock units after gaining 64 cents to close at $5.39.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 1,267,250 shares valued US$260,425. Proven Investments gained 1.5 cents and closed trading of 955,000 units at 24 US cents and Sygnus Investments ended trading of 312,250 shares at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 0.76 points at 183.07.

JMMB pushes JSE to record close

JMMB Group traded at a record high on Thursday.


The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended at a new record close on Thursday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 6,867.07 points to  a record close of 455,577.71.
The JSE Index Index climbed a sharp 6,240.31 points to end at all all-time closing high of 414,989.16. Thursday’s big move was sparked by a $5.06 jump in the price of JMMB Group, following an announcement that the group will invest a minimum of US$200 million in Alignvest Acquisition ll Corporation, a Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Also contributing to the sharp rise in the indices are movement in the prices of NCB Financial, PanJam Investment, Sagicor Group, Scotia Group and Seprod.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 35 securities, compared to 35 on Wednesday leading to 17 advancing, 10 declining and 8 closing unchanged.
Trading ended with 8,832,435 units valued $286,901,142 changing hands, compared to 4,960,274 units valued at $377,862,768 trading on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 276,014 units valued at an average of $8,965,661 for each security traded. In contrast to 155,009 units for an average of $11,808,211 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 151,264 units valued $10,107,212 and previously, 140,206 units valued at $10,217,241. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
JMMB Group led trading with 5.08 million shares accounting for 57.5 percent of total main market volume, followed by Jamaica with 1.02 million units and 12 percent of the day’s trades and Proven Investment closed with 626,638 shares for 7 percent of volume traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with a weak signal for the coming day with 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost 50 cents to close at $44.50, with 27,535 shares Caribbean Cement recovered $1 in trading of 18,510 shares to close at $71, Eppley rose $1.20 and ended trading 24,757 shares at $12.50, Grace Kennedy gained 80 cents trading 236,269 stock units to close at $60.80. Jamaica Broilers rose 73 cents while trading 4,331 units to end at $31.33, Jamaica Producers climbed $2.49, in trading 1,024,941 shares to close at $25. JMMB Group jumped $5.06 end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $39 in trading 5,078,196 shares, Kingston Properties rose $1 to end at $7, with an exchange of 100 stock units. Kingston Wharves dropped $2.99 trading 5,886 shares in closing at $65, NCB Financial Group added $1.10 with 64,092 shares changing hands to close at $147.60. Proven Investments  closed trading of 626,638 shares with a gain of 50 cents to end at $31.50,  Pulse Investments  fell 53 cents and settled at $2.45, trading 100,000 shares.  Sagicor Group  jumped $2.94 to end at $48.49 in trading 50,313 stock units,  Scotia Group  added 60 cent in trading 34,208 shares to close at $51. Seprod  rose 99 cent to close $45, with 27,825 shares changing hands and  Sygnus Investments  ended trading of 116,610 shares with a rise of 80 cents to end at $13.
Trading in the  US dollar  market ended with 721,125 units valued $188,394. JMMB Group 6% preference share rose by 3 cents and closed at US$1.05 with an exchange of 20,810 units, Proven Investments lost 0.05 cent and closed trading of 699,615 units at 22.5 US cents and Sygnus Investments ended trading of 700 shares at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed up 3.02 points at 182.31.

New record close for JSE

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended at a new record close on Thursday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 6,867.07 points to  a record close of 455,577.71 and the JSE Index climbing  6,240.31 points to end at all all-time closing high of 414,989.16.
Today’s close bettered the records reached on 8h of this when the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index ended at 454,946.71 and the JSE Index closed at 414,415.74.
Thursday’s big move was fueled by a near $5 jump in the price of JMMB Group following an announcement that the group will invest a minimum of US$200 million in Alignvest Acquisition ll Corporation, a publicly-traded Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation that is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. AQY is currently seeking to acquire 100% of the ordinary shares of Sagicor Financial Corporation a Barbados based life assurance company. According to the release from JMMB upon the completion of het acquisition of SFC. AQY and SFC will then collapse into a new single entity (New Sagicor). Following the completion of the investment transaction, JMMBGL will own no less than 20 percent of the shareholdings of New Sagicor.
Also contributing to the sharp rise in the indices are movement in the prices of NCB Financial, PanJam Investment, Sagicor Group, Scotia Group and Seprod.

JSE main market down again – Wednesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed lower again on Wednesday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declining 1,409.29 points to 448,710.64 and the JSE Index dropping 1,280.66 points to 408,748.85.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets had 35 securities traded, compared to 33 on  Tuesday leading to 10 advancing, 14 declining and 11 closing unchanged.
Trading ended with 4,960,274 units for $377,862,768 changing hands, compared to 7,619,647 units valued $152,809,228 trading on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 155,009 units valued $11,808,211, in contrast to 245,795 shares valued at $4,929,330 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 140,206 units valued at $10,217,241 and previously, 138,766 units valued at $10,047,538. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
NCB Financial Group led trading with 1.55 million shares accounting for 31 percent of total main market volume, followed by PanJam Investment with 931,268 units, and 19 percent of the day’s trades and Jamaica Broilers closed with 485,70 shares for 10 percent of volume traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with a weak signal for the coming day with 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Caribbean Cement fell sharply by $8.50 in trading of 74,662 shares to close at $70, Jamaica Broilers shed 50 cents while trading 485,708 units to end at $30.60. Jamaica Producers lost $1.89, trading 35,310 shares to close at $23.10, Kingston Properties fell 80 cents and finished at $6, with an exchange of 327 stock units. Kingston Wharves gained $2.99 trading 32,900 shares in closing at $67.99, Mayberry Jamaican Equities added 50 cents in exchanging 50,938 shares at $11.50, NCB Financial Group dropped $3.50 with 1,552,249 shares changing hands to close at $146.50. PanJam Investment fell $1.95 to close of $98.05 with 931,268 shares trading, Sagicor Group lost 55 cents to end at $45.55 in trading 151,300 stock units, Scotia Group fell 60 cent in trading 10,571 units to close at $50.40. Seprod declined $1.94 to $44.01, with 323,145 shares changing hands, Stanley Motta lost 65 cents to close at $4.75, with an exchange of 4,600 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments ended trading of 297,418 shares with a rise of 30 cents to end at a record close of $4.60.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 37,982 units valued $8,554. JMMB 6% preference share rose by 3 cents and closed at US$1.02 with an exchange of 9,190 units and JMMB Group 5.75% gained of 5 cents to end at $2.05 with 4,844 shares trading and Proven Investments closed trading with 40,000 units in closing at 23 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 179.29.

PanJam hits $100 but JSE falls – Tuesday

Stephen Facey Chairman & Paul Hanworth Chief Operating Officer

PanJam Investment jumped $6 to end at a record $100, but the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed lower on Tuesday.
At the close the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,906.97 points to 450,119.93 and the JSE Index declined 1,732.92 points to 410,029.51. The main and US markets had 33 securities traded, compared to 33 on Monday leading to 14 advancing, 13 declining and 6 closing unchanged.
Trading resulted in 7,619,647 units valued $152,809,228 changing hands, compared to 3,160,151 units valued at $110,748,555 trading on Monday.
The average trade accounted for 245,795 units valued $4,929,330, in contrast to 101,940 shares valued at $3,572,534 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 138,766 units valued at $10,047,538 and previously, 127,632 units valued $10,637,369. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
Wisynco Group led trading with 3 million shares, accounting for 40 percent of total main market volume, followed by Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 2 million shares and 27 percent of the day’s trades and Sagicor Group closed with 688,441 shares for 9 percent of volume traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with a weak signal for the coming day with 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Caribbean Cement fell $1.50 in trading of 32,271 shares to close at $78.50, Eppley lost $1.68 and ended at $11.30, trading 15,491 shares, Grace Kennedy shed 80 cents and ended trading of 103,662 shares at $60, Jamaica Broilers shed 90 cents while trading 29,786 units to end at $31.10. Jamaica Producers lost $1.89, trading 24,088 shares to close at $23.10. JMMB Group gained 85 cents in exchanging 366,450 shares, to close at $33.85, Kingston Wharves lost $5 trading 11,464 shares in closing at $65, Mayberry Jamaican Equities declined 75 cents  exchanging 100,543 shares at $11, NCB Financial Group rose $2 with 107,157 shares changing hands to close at $150. PanJam Investment jumped $6 to end at a record close  of $100, with 8,263 shares trading, Pulse Investments rose 49 cents and settled at $2.99, with an exchange of 3,061 shares, Sagicor Group added $2.10 to.10 end at $46 in trading 688,441 stock units, Scotia Group rose $1 in trading 11,194 units to close at $51. Seprod gained 93 cents and ended at $45.95, with 55,694 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures rose 36 cents to close at $31.86, with an exchange of 314,307 shares and Wisynco Group ended trading of 3,030,145 shares with a rise of 24 cents to end at $14.99.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 37,982 units valued $8,554.  Proven Investments closed trading with 36,582 units and fell 1 cent in closing at 23 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments completed trading of 1,400 shares at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 0.34 points to close at 179.29.