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

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.

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

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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

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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.

JSE majors fall again – Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed lower on Monday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index falling 1,076.09 points to 452,026.90 and the JSE Index declining by 977.87 points to 411,762.43.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets had 33 securities traded, compared to 37 on Friday leading to 12 advancing, 10 declining and 11 closing unchanged.
Trading closed with 3,160,151 units valued at $110,748,555 changing hands, compared to 2,765,705 units valued $90,660,891 trading on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 101,940 units valued $3,572,534, in contrast to 81,344 shares valued at $2,666,497 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 127,632 units valued at $10,637,369 and previously, 130,615 units valued at $11,557,578. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
Sagicor Group led trading with 1.5 million shares accounting for 48 percent of total main market volume, followed by Pulse Investments with 369,888 shares, and 12 percent of the day’s trades and Barita Investments closed with 321,376 shares for 10 percent of volume traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose 40 cents and closed at $44.90, with an exchange of 321,376 shares, Grace Kennedy shed 30 cents and ended trading of 14,879 shares at $60.80, Jamaica Broilers gained 49 cents in  trading 108,400 units to end at $32, Jamaica Producers added 99 cents in trading 39,777 shares to close at $24.99. JMMB Group lost 95 cents and ended trading 26,726 shares to close at $33, Kingston Wharves lost $1 trading 1,979 shares in closing at $70, Mayberry Investments gained $1.10 to end trading of 42,000 shares, at $9.50, Mayberry Jamaican Equities climbed $1.75 in trading 18,073 shares at $11.75, NCB Financial Group rose $1 in trading 65,114 shares to close at $148. PanJam Investment concluded trading of 2,428 shares and jumped $4 to end at a record close of $94, Sagicor Group declined $3 to end at $44 in trading  1,513,718 stock units, Scotia Group traded 4,041 units after declining 99 cents in closing at $50, Seprod gained 97 cents and ended at $45.02, with 23,678 shares changing hands and Supreme Ventures finished with a fall of $1.50 to close at $31.50, with an exchange of 105,394 shares.
 Sygnus Credit Investments lost 40 cents to close at $12 with an exchange of 53,679 shares and Wisynco Group ended trading of 269,465 shares with a rise of 35 cents to end at $14.90.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 85,486 units valued $8,660, Proven Investments closed trading with 881 units in closing at 23.99 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments rose 1 cent and completed trading of 84,605 shares at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 3.27 points to close at 178.95.

Another down day for JSE – Friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed lower on Friday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index falling by 795.98 points to 453,102.99 and the JSE Index declined by 723.33 points to 412,740.30.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets had 38 securities traded, compared to 32 on Thursday leading to 12 advancing, 14 declining and 1 closing unchanged.
Trading closed with 2,765,705 units valued $90,660,891 changing hands, compared to 1,977,854 units for $90,864,188 trading on Thursday and the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index lost 1,047.74 points to close 453,898.97 and the JSE Index declined by 952.11 points to end at 413,463.63.
Trading ended with an average of 81,344 units valued at an average of $2,666,497 for each security traded. In contrast to 59,935 units for an average of $2,753,460 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 130,615 units valued at $11,557,578 and previously, 137,805 units valued at $13,039,425. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
Barita Investments led trading with 549,795 shares accounting for 20 percent of total main market volume, followed by Sagicor Group with 440,087 shares, and 16 percent of the day’s trades and Pulse Investments closed with 281,094 shares for 10 percent of volume traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose $1.50 and closed at $44.50, with 549,795 shares, Caribbean Cement fell 50 cents to finish at $80, with 43,369 shares changing hands, Eppley gained 98 cents and settled at $12.98, with 205 shares trading, Grace Kennedy gained 30 cents and ended trading of 30,704 shares at $61.10. Jamaica Producers gained 50 cents in trading 1,592 shares to close at $24. PanJam Investment concluded trading of 11,623 shares and lost $1 to end at $90, Scotia Group  traded 109,267 units after rising 69 cents in closing at $50.99, Supreme Ventures  finished with a rise of $2 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of at $33, with 70,840 shares. Sygnus Credit Investments lost 40 cents to close at $12 with an exchange of 53,679 shares and Wisynco Group ended trading of 269,465 shares with a rise of 35 cents to end at $14.90.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 53,175 units valued at over US$5,496, with JMMB Group  6% preference share concluded trading 490 units at $1.05,  Proven Investments closed trading with 950 units in closing at 23.99 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments  lost 1 cent and completed trading of 51,736 shares at 9 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.66 points to close at 182.22.

Record JSE run ends – Thursday

After 8 consecutive days of record close, the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended down on Thursday, along with a sharp decline in volume traded, compared to Wednesday’s level.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets had 38 securities traded, compared to 32 on Wednesday leading to 10 advancing, 14 declining and 14 closing unchanged. The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index lost 1,047.74 points to close 453,898.97 and the JSE Index declined by 952.11 points to end at 413,463.63.
Trading closed with 1,977,854 units for $90,864,188 changing hands, compared to the big trade on Wednesday of 15,196,273 units at $1,961,044,771, boosted by a 12.6 million NCB Financial shares.
Trading ended with an average of 59,935 units valued $2,753,460, in contrast to 506,542 shares valued at $65,368,159 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 137,805 units valued at $13,039,425 and previously, 150,653 units valued at $15,024,436. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
Wisynco Group led trading with 421,521 shares accounting for 21 percent of total main market volume, followed by NCB Financial Group with 382,188 shares, and 19 percent of the day’s trades and Carreras closed with 291,685 shares for 15 percent of volume traded. IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost $1.45 and closed at $43, trading 8,756 shares, Caribbean Cement rose 49 cents to finish at $80.50, with 46,077 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy lost 70 cents and ended trading of 55,186 shares at $60.80, Jamaica Broilers traded 28,735 shares after falling $2.28 to close at $31.71. Jamaica Producers gained $1.29 in trading 24,716 shares to close at $23.50, Kingston Wharves lost $1 trading 1,979 shares in closing at $70, Mayberry Investments dropped $1.01 to end trading of 3,022 shares, at $8.49, Mayberry Jamaican Equities shed 49 cents trading 29,389 shares at $10.01, NCB Financial Group lost $2.96 trading 382,188 shares to close at $147.05. PanJam Investment concluded trading of 2,800 shares and gained $1 to end at a record closing high of $91, Pulse Investments concluded trading at $2.50, with 281,094 shares, Sagicor Group declined $1 to end at $47 trading 44,572 stock units, Salada Foods lost 99 cents to end at $31.01 after trading 2,060 shares. Scotia Group  traded 9,476 units and lost 70 cents in closing at $50.30,  Seprod declined 46 cents trading 122,514 shares to close at $44.05, Supreme Ventures  finished with a rise of $1 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of at $31, with 158,160 shares. Sygnus Credit Investments lost 58 cents to close at $12.40 with an exchange of 7,200 shares and Wisynco Group ended trading with 421,521 shares with a rise of 30 cents to end at $14.55.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 36,316 units valued at over US$22,506 with JMMB Group  6% preference share concluded trading 19,000 units at $1.05, Margaritaville  completed trading of 343 shares at 25 US cents.  Productivity Business  rose 1 cent to close at 60 us cents with 863 stock units trading and Proven Investments closed trading with 2,510 units in closing at 24 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 0.76 points to close at 181.56.