Wigton IPO weights on JSE trading – Tuesday

Wigton IPO over shadows JSE trading.

Investors focus on the Wigton Windfarm initial public share offer that opens this Wednesday, continue to cast a shadow over the rest of the market, leading to reduced trading with just 1,271,826 units valued at over $41,461,461 exchanged on Tuesday compared to 1,439,179 units valued at just $37,607,638 on Monday.
Reports are that more than 4,500 applications were in the system before close of trading on Tuesday for what is turning out to be well sort after shares in the first renewable shares offer to come to the market.
Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended Tuesday with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 2,743.03 points to 419,854.02 and the JSE Index advancing by 2,492.67 points to 382,527.84.
At the close of the main and US markets, 33 securities traded, compared to 28 on Monday leading to 10 advancing, 14 declining and 9 closing unchanged.
Mayberry Jamaican Equities led with 276,530 shares, accounting for 22 percent of total main market volume, followed by Sagicor Real Estate Fund  with 146,545 units with 12 percent of the day’s trades and Scotia Group with a mere 120,670 units for 9 percent of volume traded.
Market activity ended with an average of 43,856 units valued at an average of $1,429,706 for each security traded, in contrast to 55,353 units at $1,446,448 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 145,107 shares at $2,305,661 for each security, compared to 153,425 shares at $2,384,798 previously. Trading for March resulted in an average of 438,501 shares at $9,851,307, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 1 closing with a lower offer.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost $1.90 to close at $37.60, with an exchange of 5,231 shares, Caribbean Cement declined $1 to $65.50, with a mere 770 shares changing hands, Carreras fell 28 cents trading 91,573 units at $8.75, Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.80 to close at $33, with an exchange of 53,160 shares. Jamaica Producers fell $1.15, to close at $22.25, after trading 5,990 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 67 cents to close at $17.25, after trading 18,622 shares, JMMB Group  concluded trading 27,058 shares at $30.50, after gaining 50 cents, Kingston Wharves  dropped $2 to settle at $68, with 1,500 units changing hands. Mayberry Jamaican Equities  rose 90 cents trading 276,530 shares at $9.50, PanJam Investment  fell $2 and ended at $79 trading 10,830 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund dropped $1.30 in an exchange of 146,545 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $9, Seprod closed at $42 with a loss of 50 cents while trading 1,236 shares. Stanley Motta  gained 50 cents to end at $5, exchanging 986 shares, Supreme Ventures gave up $1 in finishing at $25, with 34,782 units changing hands Sygnus Credit Investments shed 60 cents in trading 13,800 units to close at $11.40 and Wisynco Group gained 29 cents trading 64,250 units, to close at $11.35.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 34,592 units valued $12,596. Eppley 5% preference share, closed at 98 US cents with 5,292 shares changing hands and JMMB Group 5.75% preference share settled gained 1 cent and ended at US$2.05 trading1,000 shares, Proven Investments ended trading with 20,000 units at 23 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments shed 2 cents in trading 8,300 units to close at 9 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 0.89 points to close at 178.39.

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