VM Investments dominates JSE’s trading

VM Investments closes at a new high on Monday.

Victoria Mutual Investments dominated trading on the Main Market activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, accounted for 60.4 percent of total shares traded and closed at a record high of $4.85.
Market activity on Monday fell well below that on Friday but the market indices climbed much higher even as advancing stocks just edged out declining ones. The main market ended with 26 securities changing hands, ending with 10 securities rising, 8 falling, 8 trading firm. The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged 2,130.17 points to 320,257.64 and the JSE Index adding 1,940.83 points to 291,790.92.
Trading ended with 4,116,289 units valued at $49,819,783 changing hands, versus 115,025,659 units valued at $1,171,809,500 on Friday.
In main market activity, Barita Investments closed at $7.50, with 10,345 shares traded, Berger Paints ended 7 cents higher at $19.07, with 63,799 stock units, Carreras finished at $11, with 18,161 shares, Caribbean Cement settled with a loss of 4 cents at $33.05, with 9,961 shares, Ciboney Group ended trading 3 cents higher at 10 cents, with 35,000 shares. Grace Kennedy traded with a loss of $2 at $44, with 4,300 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading with a loss of 12 cents at $18.88, with 11,324 units, Jamaica Producers closed at $15, with 39,031 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended 15 cents higher at $6.70, with 2,250 units changing hands. JMMB Group concluded trading with a loss of $1 at $25, with 288,866 shares, Kingston Properties finished at $6.65, with 680 stock units, Kingston Wharves settled with a loss of $2.25 at $39.75, with 298,752 units, Mayberry Investments ended trading 41 cents higher at $5.41, with 1,450 shares. NCB Financial Group traded with a loss of 30 cents at $99.20, with 66,155 shares, PanJam Investment ended at $41.50, with 14,567 units, Pulse Investments finished with a loss of 7 cents at $1.78, with 2,500 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading 40 cents higher at $37.50, with 32,719 stock units. Scotia Group finished trading 88 cents higher at $50.90, with 1,240 shares, Sterling Investments ended $1 higher to $14, with 4,300 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading with a loss of 45 cents at $11.50, with 159,366 stock units, Victoria Mutual Investments finished 40 cents higher at a new high of $4.85, with 2,484,967 units. Wisynco Group settled 25 cents higher at $10.50, with 525,358 shares and Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading at $17, with 37,978 shares. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% traded at $1.95, with 1,220 stock units, JMMB Group 7.5% closed at 99 cents, with 1,000 shares, Proven Investments settled 10 cents higher at $6, with 1,000 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 main market sharply higher – Monday.”

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