A day of decline for the JSE Main Market

For a second consecutive day, the volume of stocks traded on the Main Market on Wednesday declined, with a fall of12 percent as the value dropped 23 percent lower than on Tuesday, after the trading of 53 securities similar to Tuesday, with 19 rising, 24 declining and ten ending unchanged.
JMMB Group traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $32 and QWI Investments closed at a 52 weeks’ low of 61 cents.
A total of 6,016,425 shares were traded for $56,503,512, down from 6,830,613 units at $73,463,083 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 113,517 units at $1,066,104 versus 128,879 shares at $1,386,096 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 199,577 units at $1,488,174 down from 204,819 units at $1,513,886 on the previous trading day. October closed with an average of 231,243 units at $1,464,224.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 1.95 million shares for 32.4 percent of total volume followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 705,686 units for 11.7 percent of the day’s trade and Transjamaican Highway with 568,392 units for 9.4 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index gained 909.90 points to close at 381,023.03, the JSE Main Index dropped 2,865.97 points in closing at 335,632.44 and the JSE Financial Index lost 1.43 points to settle at 80.00.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 12.4 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios incorporate earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 15 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund popped $1.38 in closing at $37.40 as investors exchanged 3,440 shares, GraceKennedy rose 94 cents to $82.05 after a transfer of 129,110 stock units, Guardian Holdings dropped $74.98 to $500, with 24 stocks clearing the market. Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed $1 to $16 in trading 39,224 units, Kingston Properties dipped $1.19 to $6.01 with an exchange of 334 stocks, Kingston Wharves gained $2.35 to close at $33.85 with the swapping of 100,981 stock units. Massy Holdings shed $2.08 to end at $78.02 in trading 1,886 units, Mayberry Investments gained 59 cents in closing at $7.15 after a transfer of 6,529 shares, NCB Financial rallied $1 to $85 in exchanging 94,262 units. PanJam Investment lost $1 to end at $57 with the swapping of 15,143 stocks, Portland JSX declined $1.20 to $9 with investors transferring 979 stock units, Proven Investments advanced $1.99 in closing at $27.99 with one share changing hands. Scotia Group fell $2.30 to $32.70 in exchanging 83,040 shares, Supreme Ventures dropped $1 to close at $24.41 in switching ownership of 48,664 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments rallied 98 cents in ending at $12.50 after trading 3,000 stocks and Sygnus Real Estate Finance dipped $1.05 to settle at $9.05 with a transfer of 150 units.
In the preference segmentEppley 5% preference share declined 49 cents to $22.50 in exchanging 52 units and JMMB Group 7.25% preference share gained 43 cents to end at $3.38 after trading 5,876 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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