Trading jumps on JSE main market – Friday

Trading levels rose sharply on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday with 8,083,593 units valued at $186,825,752 changing hands, compared to 4,713,225 units valued at $80,181,699 changing hands on Thursday.
The main market closed with 21 securities changing hands, the same as on Thursday of which 10 rose, 5 declined and 6 traded firm leading to the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dived by 1,552.80 points to 321,052.97. The JSE Index dropped 1,414.78 points to 292,515.54 on Friday.
In market activity, Berger Paints ended with a loss of 30 cents at $17.90, with 3,073 stock units, Carreras concluded trading 30 cents higher at $10.90, with 219,500 units, Caribbean Cement finished 30 cents higher at $35.80, with 26,800 shares, Ciboney Group gained 1 cent to end at 12 cents, with 1,258,000 shares trading, Grace Kennedy ended trading at $48, with 24,135 shares. Jamaica Broilers traded with a loss of 25 cents at $20.25, with 46,838 stock units, Jamaica Producers finished trading 58 cents higher at $15.99, with 2,014,107 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $6.50, with 56,585 shares, JMMB Group ended 50 cents higher at $27.50, with 31,989 shares. Kingston Properties concluded trading with a loss of 35 cents at 52 weeks’ low of $5.45, with 12,000 shares, Kingston Wharves finished 99 cents higher at $40, with 3,363,504 stock units, NCB Financial Group ended trading gaining 6 cents to end at $96.58, with 41,945 shares, PanJam Investment closed at $42, with 981 stock units. Sagicor Group settled with a loss of 5 cents at $37.55, with 71,388 shares and Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled at $15, with 53,000 shares. Scotia Group traded with a loss of 1.85 cents at $50.15, with 113,898 units, Supreme Ventures ended 17 cents higher at $11.70, with 122,713 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading 5 cents higher at $4.15, with 95,150 stock units and Wisynco Group finished 6 cents higher at $10.21, with 41,525 units. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% fell 5 cents to $1.90, with 466,462 stock units and Proven Investments 8.25% settled at $5.15, with 20,000 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE major falls 1,553 points – Friday.”

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