JSE Main Market in resistance territory

Market activity pushed the All Jamaican Composite Index up 4,686 points in the early morning session to just over 456,400 points and close to resistance level on Monday and the market managed to hold on 3,056.45 points at the close to end at 454,770.11, on the Main Market of Jamaica Stock Exchange, at the same time, the Main Index rose 2,576.48 points to 430,591.75, and the JSE Financial Index gained 1.14 points to settle at 108.27.
At the close, 51 securities traded, up from 49 on Friday, with 20 rising, 23 declining and eight ending unchanged. The PE Ratio averages 16.2 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The volume and values of shares traded, fell 46 percent and 48 percent respectively compared to Friday levels, as 17,166,156 shares changed hands for $158,866,078 versus 31,695,926 units at $306,013,533 on Friday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 40.9 percent of total volume, with 7 million shares followed by JMMB Group 7.5% took 14.1 percent of the market, with 2.43 million units, Transjamaican Highway accounted for 10.5 percent with 1.80 million units and Pan Jam Investment with 7.4 percent after 1.14 million units changed hands.
Trading averaged 336,591 units at $3,115,021, compared to 646,856 shares at $6,245,174 on Friday. Trading month to date averages 325,653 units at $3,484,171, in contrast to 324,542 units at $3,521,674 on Friday. April averaged 234,200 units at $1,772,561.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments advanced $3 to $86, trading 29,830 units, Caribbean Cement climbed $3.98 to $85 with 12,710 stocks changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined $3.20 to end at $40.80, with 10,011 shares clearing the market. First Rock Capital shed 50 cents to end at $16 with an exchange of 15,785 stock units, Jamaica Broilers closed 50 cents lower at $34 with 99,562 units crossing the market, Kingston Wharves declined $3 to $45 in transferring 8,444 shares, NCB Financial Group lost 30 cents to end at $138.20 in exchanging 102,400 stocks, 138 Student Living shed 79 cents to close at $4.51 with 963 stock units crossing the exchange, Palace Amusement climbed $30 to $940 in switching ownership of 81 units, PanJam Investment rose $2.50 to close at $69 with 1,138,183 shares changing hands. Portland JSX skidded 90 cents to $9.50 trading 8,289 stock units, Proven Investments ended 90 cents lower at $37.05 in an exchange of 20,235 shares, Pulse Investments lost 30 cents in closing at $4.20 with the swapping of 787,692 shares. Sagicor Group advanced $3.40 to $53.95, with 158,237 units crossing the market, Sagicor Real Estate Fund shed 75 cents to end at $7.55 in an exchange of 10,397 stocks. Salada Foods slipped 60 cents to $7.06 with a transfer of 47,709 shares, Scotia Group gained 30 cents to end at $41.30 in exchanging 128,645 stocks. Seprod fell 37 cents to close at $77.57 in switching ownership of 18,230 units, Sterling Investments rose 50 cents in closing at $3.50 with 255,486 stock units changing hands. Supreme Ventures gained 31 cents to settle at $19.81 in switching ownership of 37,888 units, Sygnus Credit Investments closed 75 cents higher at $15.50 in the swapping of 624,203 stock units and Victoria Mutual Investments rose 69 cents to $6.99 after an exchange of 227,405 units.
In the preference segment, 138 Student Living Preference share advanced 81 cents in closing at $6.24 after exchanging 46 shares and Eppley 8.25% gained 85 cents to end at $7 in transferring 1,500 stocks.

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

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