JSE Main Market index jumps

Market activity ended on Friday with the volume and the value of shares trading declining 91 percent, respectively lower than on Thursday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as declining stocks crowed out those rising.
The All Jamaican Composite Index clawed back 39 percent of Thursday’s loss by jumping 3,101.27 points to 431,145.84, the JSE Main Index advanced 1,523.01 points, pulling back 23 percent of Thursday’s fall to close at 389,946.39 and the JSE Financial Index fell 0.40 points to finish at 95.43.
Trading ended with 52 securities up from 50 on Thursday, with 15 rising, 21 declining and 16 left unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with financial years ending between the current year and August 2022.
Trading ended with 7,483,770 shares changing hands for $102,978,128 versus 84,940,496 units at $1,131,398,700 on Thursday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 24.9 percent of total volume with a transfer of 1.86 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 13 percent 974,341 units and JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028 with 7.4 percent after trading 556,634 units.
Trading averages 143,919 units at $1,980,349, versus 1,698,810 shares at $22,627,974 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 640,639 units at $8,279,653, down from 896,377 units at $11,522,859 on Thursday. November closed with an average of 233,949 units at $2,695,416.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eleven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement declined $2 to $83 in trading 5,716 shares, GraceKennedy spiked 70 cents to $98.70 after trading 14,252 stocks, Guardian Holdings dropped $19 and ended at $521 with the swapping of 89 units. Jamaica Producers rallied 90 cents to $24 with 4,895 stock units crossing the market, Margaritaville fell $1.50 to $15.50 in switching ownership of 9,227 shares, Mayberry Investments shed 50 cents to end at $7 in transferring 201,029 units. NCB Financial advanced $1.80 in closing at $122.80 with 26,559 stocks changing hands, Proven Investments dipped 30 cents to close at $33.50 in trading 7,122 stock units, Scotia Group fell $2 to $35 with the swapping of 97,734 stocks and Seprod lost 61 cents after ending at $63.39 in switching ownership of 8,854 shares.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7.15% – due 2028 slipped 50 cents to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.50 after 32,000 stock units crossed the exchange, JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028 rose 85 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $3.98 in transferring 556,634 stock units and 138 Student Living preference shares shed 57 cents to end at $6 with 20 units changing hands.

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

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