JSE Main Market trading in the dumps

Investors engaged in a lacklustre trading session to start trading for the first day of the final month of 2021 resulted in an exchange of 27 percent fewer shares value 76 percent less than Tuesday. With a mere $32 million trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market and ended with declining stocks outnumbering those falling.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,704.80 points to 435,963.59, the JSE Main Index dived 2,729.98 points to 395,100.69 and the JSE Financial Index shed 1.43 points to end at 96.85.
Trading ended with 51 securities similar to Tuesday, with 16 rising, 20 declining and 15 left unchanged. The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7. The PE ratios for the JSE Main and USD Market are based on earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between the current year and August 2022.
Trading ended with 5,593,564 shares changing hands for $32,410,085 versus 7,613,507 units at $134,588,814 on Tuesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 27 percent of total volume with a transfer of 1.51 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 21.6 percent after 1.21 million units traded and QWI Investments 10.5 percent, with 587,611 units changing hands.
Trading averaged 109,678 units at $635,492 down from 149,284 shares at $2,638,996 on Tuesday.  November closed with an average of 233,949 units at $2,695,416.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose 30 cents to $90.70 with an exchange of 4,183 shares, Caribbean Cement declined $7.50 in closing at $85 after transferring 12,346 stock units, Caribbean Producers lost 25 cents to finish at $9.50, trading 514,534 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose $2 to $40 with 149 stocks crossing the market, First Rock Capital shed 38 cents to end at $10.62 in exchanging 5,572 stock units, Guardian Holdings dipped $1 to $539 with the swapping of 56 units. Jamaica Broilers declined $2.20 to $28.80 after trading 5,170 stock units, Jamaica Producers rallied 50 cents to $24.50 in trading 73,215 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange declined $1.15 to close at $18 in switching ownership of 2,764 stocks. Kingston Wharves fell $5.50 to $38.50 with 33,093 stock units changing hands, Margaritaville rose $1 to $17 with a transfer of 1,766 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 50 cents to end at $8 in an exchange of 238,187 units. Palace Amusement popped $18 to close at $975 in trading 14 shares, PanJam Investment declined $3.78 in closing at $69.98 with 8,512 stocks clearing the market, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 30 cents to finish at $8.30 with the swapping of 2,581 stock units. Scotia Group spiked 75 cents to end at $38.50 with 36,434 units crossing the market, Seprod popped 31 cents to $63.51 in switching ownership of 7,381 shares, Supreme Ventures rallied 49 cents in closing at $17.99 and trading 16,389 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments popped 59 cents to $15.79 in transferring 60,631 stock units, Sygnus Real Estate Finance shed 51 cents to close at $15.50 in trading 2,224 units and Wisynco Group dipped 43 cents to $16.50 with the swapping of 80,624 stocks.

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

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