Trading jumps on the JSE Main Market on Friday

The volume of stocks traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Friday jumped 58. percent but with a 20 percent lower value than on Thursday, after the exchange of 51 securities down from 53 on Thursday, with 17 rising, 15 declining and 19 ending unchanged.
A total of only 6,541,604 shares were traded for $73,470,799 compared with 4,145,005 units at $91,859,137 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 128,267 shares at $1,440,604 versus 78,208 units at $1,733,191 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 102,756 units at $1,589,711. November ended with an average of 202,406 units at $1,736,565.
JMMB Group 7.5% was the lead trade for the day with 1.50 million shares for 23 percent of total volume followed by Transjamaican Highway with 1.06 million units for 16.2 percent of the day’s trade and Pulse Investments with 639,000 units for 9.8 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 2,262.98 points to 387,082.91, the JSE Main Index dropped 1,596.95 points to close at 340,153.88 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.53 points to end at 81.46.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 12.9 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 and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and seven with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments dipped $3.75 to $85.50 after trading 32,670 shares, Berger Paints shed 55 cents to close at $9.45 with 42,000 units changing hands, Caribbean Cement dropped $1 to end at $57 in switching owners of 510,980 stocks. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund advanced $2.60 to $44 with the swapping of 3,216 stock units, Jamaica Producers gained $1.85 to close at $26.35 with an exchange of 488,659 stock units, JMMB Group rallied $2 to $34 in trading 10,324 shares. Kingston Wharves climbed $4.14 to $31.85 with 2,368 units crossing the market, Mayberry Investments rose 52 cents in ending at $7.35 in exchanging 9,032 stocks, PanJam Investment advanced $1.40 to $57.40 with investors transferring 1,902 stock units. Portland JSX fell $1.50 to close at $9 after trading 5,000 units, Pulse Investmentspopped 40 cents to end at $3.05 with the swapping of 639,000 stocks, Sagicor Group lost $1.98 in closing at $51 in exchanging 53,740 shares. Scotia Group gained 85 cents to end at $33 in switching ownership of 16,736 units, Supreme Ventures rallied $1.93 to $27.94 with a transfer of 114,752 stocks and Sygnus Credit Investments was marked up by $1.40 to $12.90 trading 2,942 shares.
In the preference segmentJamaica Public Service 9.5% jumped $40 to $3,000 with an exchange of 16 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.


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