Wisynco trades 112M shares on JSE – Friday

NCB Capital Markets, Stanley Thompson (left) exchanges laughs with Wisynco, Chairman William Mahfood, Wisynco CEO Andrew Mahfood & PWC’s Fiona Hyman

Wisynco Group dominated trading on the main market activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday as the recently listed stock accounted for 111.76 million units changing hands.
The big trade by in Wisynco Group, pushed trading in the overall market to 115,025,659 units valued at $1,171,809,500 versus 22,773,292 units valued at $377,866,606 on Thursday.
With the second and third largest shareholders accounting for 37.7 million units each, the seller of the bulk of the shares traded came from Wisynco Group Caribbean Ltd with just over 2.88 billion units. The trade reduced the majority holdings to just over 74 percent of the total shares issued.
Activity on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with 26 securities changing hands, ending with 11 securities rising, 7 falling, 8 trading firm. The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rose 796.36 points to 318,127.47 and the JSE Index advanced by 725.57 points to 289,850.09.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments closed at $7.50, with 6,200 shares changing hands, Berger Paints ended with a loss of $2.35 at $19, with 6,550 stock units, Cable & Wireless concluded trading 9 cents higher at $1.10, with 110,691 units exchanged, Carreras finished 5 cents higher at $11, with 82,757 shares, Caribbean Cement settled at 8 cents more at $33.09, with 4,074 shares. Ciboney Group ended trading with a loss of 3 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of 7 cents, with 1,851,345 shares trading, Grace Kennedy climbed $2 to end at $46, with 4,168 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading at $19, with 38,638 units, Jamaica Producers closed with a loss of 2 cents at $15, with 338,051 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $6.55, with 1,500 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading in jumping $1.99 to $26, with 35,818 shares, Kingston Properties finished at $6.65, with 2,059 stock units trading, Mayberry Investments ended trading with a loss of 45 cents at $5, in exchanging 2,283 shares. NCB Financial Group traded at $99.50, with 6,795 shares, 1834 Investments finished trading for 4 cents more at $1.19, with 6,534 shares, PanJam Investment gained 20 cents to end at $41.50, with 5,965 units, Portland JSX concluded trading at $10, with 506 shares. Radio Jamaica settled with a loss of 2 cents at $1.08, with 55,760 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading after rising 59 cents at $37.10, with 35,845 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded $1 higher at record high of $17, with 58,784 shares, Scotia Group finished trading with a loss of $1.98 at $50.02, with 142,058 shares, Supreme Ventures finished 19 cents higher at $11.95, with 55,000 units. Victoria Mutual Investments settled at $4.45, trading 216,227 shares, Wisynco Group lost 45 cents to end at $10.25, with 111,757,051 shares traded and in the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% traded at $1.95, with 1,000 stock 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 “Partial recovery for JSE majors – Friday.”

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