JSE Main Market tumbles

Kingston Wharves had a hand in the clobbering the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market got on Thursday, with a block of 21.2 million units traded down to $36, some $2.50 lower than the last traded price on Wednesday. Elsewhere market activity ended with the volume of shares trading rising 1,419 percent and the value 3,391 percent higher than Wednesday as the number of stocks advancing and declining were equal.

Kingston Wharves traded 21 million shares.

The All Jamaican Composite Index plunged 7,919.02 points to 428,044.57, following the 1,705 points fall  Wednesday. The JSE Main Index dived 6,677.31 points, on top of the 2,730 points fall Wednesday, to 388,423.38 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 1.02 points to 95.83. A total of 50 securities traded down from 51 on Wednesday, with 21 rising, 21 declining and eight ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.8. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial year ending between the current year and August 2022.
A total of 84,940,496 shares traded for $1,131,398,700 versus 5,593,564 units at $32,410,085 on Wednesday. JMMB Group 7.5% led trading with 58.7 percent of total volume for an exchange of 49.89 million shares, followed by Kingston Wharves with 25 percent after trading 21.2 million units, JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028 accounted for 3.7 percent with 3.13 million units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund delivered 3 percent after trading 2.51 million units, Transjamaican Highway accounted for 2.4 percent with 2.04 million units and Sagicor Group with 1.9 percent for exchange of 1.64 million units.
Trading averages 1,698,810 units at $22,627,974, versus 109,678 shares at $635,492 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 896,377 units at $11,522,859November 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, Barita Investments rose 28 cents to $90.98 in trading 1,280 stocks, Berger Paints shed 75 cents to settle at $12.75 with an exchange of 817 stock units, Caribbean Producers rose 73 cents to $10.23 after 281,486 units crossed the market. Eppley lost 30 cents to end at $35.70 with a transfer of 30 stocks, First Rock Capital fell 62 cents to $10 in switching ownership of 63,368 shares, GraceKennedy declined $1 to $98 with an exchange of 781,515 units. Guardian Holdings popped $1 to close at $540 with the swapping of 1,803 stock units,Jamaica Broilers spiked $1.20 in closing at $30 after 6,355 stocks changed hands, Jamaica Producers shed $1.40 to finish at $23.10 in transferring 2,376 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange slipped $1.20 to $16.80 after trading 3,676 units, Kingston Wharves rallied $5 to close at $43.50 in exchanging 21,199,599 stock units, after the bulk of the shares traded at $36. Mayberry Jamaican Equities rose 99 cents to $8.99, owners switching 600 stocks. 138 Student Living gained 39 cents in ending at $3.50 with 4,550 shares changing hands, Palace Amusement advanced $55 to $1,030 with two stock units clearing the market, PanJam Investment declined $1.97 to end at $68.01 in trading 414,053 units. Proven Investments gained 30 cents in closing at $33.80 with an exchange of 56,208 shares, Sagicor Group dipped 50 cents to $52.50 with the swapping of 1,640,433 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rallied 31 cents to $8.61 after exchanging 250 stocks. Scotia Group shed $1.50 to end at $37, with 6,656 shares crossing the market, Seprod gained 49 cents to settle at $64 in transferring 13,129 units, Stanley Motta gained 42 cents after ending at $5.67 in switching ownership of 1,368 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments fell 48 cents to $15.31, with 25,551 units changing hands, Sygnus Real Estate Finance rose 51 cents to $16.01 after trading 1,023 stock units.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.50% preference share shed 90 cents to close at $6 in an exchange of 7,500 shares.

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

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