Guardian climbs to a new high of $1,135

Guardian Holdings made another big impression on the JSE Main Index for the second day running, with the index spiking more than 6,700 points at the close compared to less than 2,000 points for the  All Jamaican Composite Index at the close on Friday of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,717.09 points to 449,056.32, the Main Index advanced 6,789.24 points to 429,532.30 and the JSE Financial Index gained 2.78 points to settle at 108.54.
Trading ended with 47 securities compared to 51 on Thursday and closed with prices of 20 stocks rising, 18 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2021-22 earnings, averages 16.2.
Trading accounted for 9,057,061 shares for $95,375,441 compared to 14,011,500 units at $108,072,314 on Thursday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 23.6 percent of total volume for 2.14 million shares, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 12.6 percent for 1.14 million units and Radio Jamaica 10.6 percent with 959,460 units.
Trading averaged 192,703 units at $2,029,265, compared to 274,735 shares at $2,119,065 on Thursday. Month to date trading averages 357,658 units at $4,517,815, in contrast to 396,230 units at $5,099,715 on Thursday. April averaged 234,200 units at $1,772,561.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments fell $1.40 to $86.60 in trading 291,042 units, Berger Paints gained 30 cents to end at $13.50 with 5,053 stocks clearing the market. Caribbean Cement added 20 cents to close at $90.20 switching ownership of 45,139 shares, Carreras gained 25 cents to end at $9.84 in switching ownership of 334,907 stocks, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined $4.79 to close at $40.01 in exchanging 3,277 units, First Rock Capital shed $1.04 to end at $15.96 in switching ownership of 210,759 stocks, Guardian Holdings climbed $27 to end at $900 with an exchange of 3,768 stock units after the price shot up to a high of $1,134.90, Jamaica Broilers declined $2.98 in closing at $30.02 in transferring 38,063 shares, Jamaica Producers shed $3.50 to finish at $27.50 with the swapping of 114,576 units. Key Insurance gained 68 cents ending at $6.50 with 132,886 shares changing hands. Kingston Wharves gained 30 cents to settle at $43.90 after exchanging 31,373 stocks, NCB Financial Group rose $1 in closing at $140 after clearing the market with 40,955 shares, 138 Student Living advanced $1.09 to close at $5.29 with 50 stocks clearing the market, Palace Amusement climbed $8 to $908 in trading 59 stock units, PanJam Investment closed $1 higher at $64.50 after clearing the market with 11,459 shares. Proven Investments rose $1.01 to $38.78 with the swapping of 112,652 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund slipped 25 cents to close at $7.95 with the transfer of 3,366 stocks, Salada Foods lost 40 cents in closing at $9.30 in trading 145,990 units, Seprod dropped $3 to finish at $75 with 105,935 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures rose 56 cents to end at $17.80 in switching ownership of 98,891 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 39 cents ending at $14.60 in trading 39,721 units.

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

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