Weekly loss for JSE Main Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market declined at the end of trading on Friday, with an equal number of stocks rising and falling to close off the week with an overall fall after investors exchanged 424 percent more shares valued at 320 percent more than on Thursday.   
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 861.11 points to 401,049.51, the Main Index shed 775.38 points to settle at 366,050.38 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.43 points to close at 96.33.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands, down from 43  on Thursday, with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 13 declining and 16 remaining unchanged and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.4 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 59,567,739 shares for $313,340,083  compared to 11,372,477 units at $74,529,571 on Thursday.  Carreras led trading with 40.15 million shares for 67.4 percent of total volume followed by Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 8.1 million units for 13.6 percent of the day’s trade and Wigton Windfarm with 4.20 million units for 7.1 percent market share. QWI Investments traded 2.55 million units accounting for 4.3 percent of Main Market volume and Sagicor Select Financial Fund ended trading, with 2.39 million shares and 4 percent of the volume.
Trading ended with an average of 1,418,280 units changing hands at $7,460,478 for each security, versus an average of 264,476 shares at  $1,733,246 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date, is 491,213  units at $3,153,576 for each security, in contrast to 441,102 units at $2,920,771. Trading for the month to date compares well ahead of July that ended with an average of 392,128 shares for  $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement lost $3.63 to close at $44, with an exchange of 1,954 units,  Eppley declined $1 to settle at $22, with 99 units passing through the market, First Rock Capital gained 99 cents to end at $13.49 trading 7,718  stock units. Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed $1.75 to settle at $19.28,  after exchanging 4,688 stock units,  JMMB Group shed 47 cents and closed at $29.53 with a transfer of 118,347 shares, Mayberry Investments ended 68 cents lower at $5.32, after exchanging 1,250  units. NCB Financial Group rose $1.99 to settle at $138, with 168,962 shares changing hands, PanJam Investment dropped $5.90, in closing at $65.10 as investors swapped  2,754 units, Portland JSX rose 62 cents to finish at $8.50, with investors switching ownership of 7,519 stock units. Proven Investments ended at $36, after losing 50 cents, with an exchange of 566 units, Sagicor Group fell $1 to $44, in trading 19,418 shares, Seprod carved out a gain of $1 to end at $55,  with an exchange of 46,826 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments lost 60 cents to close at $15, with investors trading 63,968 units and Victoria Mutual Investments closed 30 cents lower to end at $6.60, with 41,506 shares changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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