Trading climbs on JSE Main Market

Investors pumped  211 percent more money into the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Tuesday and purchased16 percent fewer shares than on Monday and sending more stocks closing higher than those falling with57securities trading, as was the case on Monday, and ended with prices of 27 rising, 21 declining and nine ending unchanged.
A total of 7,945,794 shares were exchanged for $100,709,129 compared to 9,434,901 units at $32,400,825 on Monday.
Trading averaged 139,400 units at $1,766,827 versus 165,525 shares at $568,436 on Monday and month to date, an average of 142,484 units at $1,201,140 compared with 143,252 units at $1,060,336 on the previous day. January closed with an average of 205,236 units at $1,805,558.
JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028, led trading with 2.23 million shares for 28.1 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 1.57 million units for 19.8 percent of the day’s trade and Jamaica Broilers with 855,784 units for 10.8 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index declined 2,558.42 points to 375,830.59, the JSE Main Index fell 2,316.43 points to 332,917.44 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.64 points to close at 79.06.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 14.2 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios incorporate earnings forecasted by for companies with the financial year ending between November 2022 and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints rose $1.06 to $10.41 in an exchange of 1,687 shares, Caribbean Cement advanced $2.23 to $59 in trading 1,133 stocks, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund fell $4 in closing at $40 after 4,657 units crossed the market. First Rock Real Estate gained 60 cents in ending at $12.75 in transferring 1,620 stock units, GraceKennedy rose 89 cents to end at $77.99 in switching ownership of 479,100 stocks, Guardian Holdings declined $9.80 to close at $525 with an exchange of 2,389 units. Jamaica Broilers popped 50 cents to finish at $30.50 in switching ownership of 855,784 stock units, Jamaica Producers rallied $1.87 to close at $21.87 after a transfer of 138 shares, JMMB Group advanced $2.38 in ending at $33.88 with 8,657 stock units changing hands. Kingston Wharves dipped $1 in closing at $32 after 3,129 shares passed through the market, Mayberry Investments lost 40 cents to end at $8.10 after exchanging 39,563 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $23 to end at $75 with a transfer of 75 units. NCB Financial rallied $2 in closing at $77 as investors exchanged 23,990 shares after the price hit a new one year low of $72, 138 Student Living gained 55 cents to settle at $5.70 with the swapping of 1,123 stocks, Palace Amusement popped $31 to close at $2,480 with 409 stock units changing hands. Portland JSX shed $1.54 to settle at $10 with 512 units clearing the market, Proven Investments lost 49 cents in ending at $29.01 with investors transferring 3,048 units, Sagicor Group fell $1.96 to end at $49, trading 73,873 shares. Scotia Group rose 69 cents to close at $33.79 in exchanging 191,619 stocks, Seprod advanced $2.40 to $67.90 after trading 100 stock units, Supreme Ventures lost 43 cents to close at $26.07 in switching ownership of 38,042 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments rose $1.10 to $12.99 with the swapping of 33,048 stock units.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7% preference share gained 42 cents in closing at $2.83 with a transfer of 3,904 stocks and 138 Student Living preference share advanced $2.50 to close at a record high of $78 in trading 1,024 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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