Worse fall in JSE history – Thursday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market had the largest fall ever as Scotia Group fell $3.01 and NCB Financial dived $17.40, as 15 stocks declined, 10 rose and 10 held firm and making big dents into the market indices on Thursday.
At the close, the All Jamaica Composite Index diving 12,616.74 points to close at 397,188.61 and the JSE Index declined by 11,495.27 points to close at 361,883.79.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 6 closing with lower offers.
A total of 35 securities traded including 5 in the US dollar market, compared to 32 trading on Wednesday.
Trading ended with 5,646,169 units valued at $146,430,983 changing hands, compared with 3,255,602 units valued at $64,853,916 on Wednesday.
Trading closed with Carreras leading with 1,796,079 units and 31.8 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 631,604 units and 11.2 percent of volume traded and Caribbean cement trading 621,915 units or 11 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 188,206 units valued at over $4,881,033, in contrast to 101,738 shares valued at $2,026,685 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 345,251 shares, valued $6,238,100 and previously, 357,984 shares, valued $6,357,141. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments climbed $1 to close at a record high of $21, with 6,500 shares trading, Caribbean Cement lost $1.23 in trading 621,915 units to close at $48.72, Grace Kennedy lost 75 cents and ended trading 4,193 shares at $58.55, Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents to close at $31.50, with 30,918 stock units changing hands, Kingston Wharves fell $1.02 in exchanging 57,215 stock units, to close at $81.05, Mayberry Investments lost 59 cents and settled at $10.62, with 57,215 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities traded 177,801 to close at a record high of $13 after 177,801 shares were traded, NCB Financial Group dropped $17.40 and ended at $111, trading 498,447 shares, 138 Students Living lost 79 cents while trading 3,100 shares and closed at $3.81, Pulse Investments added 50 cents to $3, trading 100,000 shares, Sagicor Group rose 77 cents to $42.80, trading 10,679 shares, Salada Foods lost $3.15 and ended trading at $21.80, with 7,950 stock units, Scotia Group dropped $3.01 trading 271,275 units to close at $53, Seprod jumped $3.40 and finished trading at $39, with 6,440 shares changing hands, Stanley Motta rose 45 cent in closing at $5 trading 3,555 shares and Supreme Ventures fell 51 cents to end at $17, with 222,000 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 147,541 units valued at $214,248 changing hands as JMMB Group 5.75% preference shares traded 100,000 units and gained 5 cents to end at $2.05, JMMB Group 6% preference shares traded 177 units and lost 1 cent to end at $1.07, Productive Business Solution lost 4 cents in trading 171 shares to end at 55 cents, Proven Investments ended trading with 41,883 to close at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar ordinary share traded 5,310 units to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 5.10 points to 162.68.

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