JSE Main Market stocks fell

The majority of Main Market stocks fell on Tuesday after the market reopened for the Labour day holiday activity ended 49 securities trading with prices of 16 rising, 26 declining and seven remained unchanged, with the seven percent fewer shares trading at double the value of stocks trading on Friday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 1,007.80 points to  453,471.53, the JSE Main Index fell 871.80 points to 423,431.38 and JSE Financial Index slipped 0.12 points to 105.21.
At the close, the PE Ratio averages 16.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Trading accounted for 12,559,445 shares for $171,180,809 compared to 13,537,949 units for $85,630,782 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 256,315 units at $3,493,486 compared to 282,041 shares at $1,783,975 on Friday. Trading month to date averages 316,230 units at $3,589,441, in contrast to 320,145 units at $3,595,710 on Friday. April closed with an average of 234,200 units at $1,772,561.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 14 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Berger Paints slipped $1.39 to $15 with the swapping of 5,190 shares, Carreras fell 45 cents to $10.25, with 183,936 stocks crossing the exchange. Eppley advanced $1 to $34 with 1,040 units changing hands, First Rock rose 55 cents to $16.40 trading 1,100 shares, Grace Kennedy lost 30 cents in trading 47,364 shares at $87.70, Guardian Holdings lost 50 cents to close at $789.50 after trading 6,164 shares, Jamaica Broilers fell $2.10 to $32.60 in a transfer of 36,324 shares. Jamaica Producers rose $1.50 to $24.50, with 880,287 stocks crossing the market, Kingston Wharves rose 31 cents to $46.31 after trading 3,528 shares, Margaritaville fell 35 cents to $14.25 trading 26,300 stock units, NCB Financial Group shed $1 to end at $137.50 in a transfer of 521,766 units, Palace Amusement rose $4 to $930 with 82 stock units changing hands, PanJam Investment dropped $6.60 to $65 after exchanging 16,245 stocks, Sagicor Group lost 70 cents to close at $52 in switching ownership of 525,679 stocks, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 30 cents to close at $8 while trading 2,030 shares, Scotia Group fell $1 to $39.80 in exchanging 28,625 units, Supreme Ventures fell $1.25 to $20.50 in trading 58,706 stocks and Wisynco gained 39 cents to finish at $15.89 after exchanging 23,510 stocks.

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

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