Trading jumps on the JSE on Wednesday

There was heavy trading in Barita Investments having traded 1.8 million worth $179 million with 40 percent of the market value and several Junior Market stocks trading in high volumes on Wednesday with Fesco leading the Junior Market with 9.7 million units at $55.57 million.
Trading ended, with 49,206,449 shares changing hands, valued at $451.73 million, up from $151.3 million, with 22,396,363 shares traded in the overall market on the previous day. The JSE USD market ended with the value of stocks traded at US$17,599 from US$27,536 on Tuesday.
The Junior Market and the JSE USD market closed higher, in trading but the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined, leaving the JSE Combined Index, a measure of the overall market, down 1,547.31 points to 370,525.10. The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 428.08 points to 408,412.37, the JSE Main Index fell 2,132.33 points to 356,047.27, the Junior Market Index popped 49.01 points to 4,182.77 and the JSE USD market Index added 0.98 points to close 209.67.
The market’s PE ratio ended at 23.6 based on 2021-22 earnings and 12.3 times those for 2022-23 at the close of trading.
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