JSE Main Market tumbles

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market dropped sharply on Tuesday following the volume of stocks trading nosediving 55 percent after 38 percent fall in value, compared to Monday with trading in 46 securities, down from 54 on Monday, resulting in prices of 16 rising, 19 declining and 11 ending unchanged.
Five stocks traded at 52 weeks’ low including Jamaica Stock Exchange, JMMB Group ordinary share, Palace Amusement, VM Investments and JMMB Group 7.35% preference share.
A total of 5,681,384 shares were traded for $75,914,996 versus 12,752,567 units at $123,366,397 on Monday.
Trading averaged 123,508 units at $1,650,326 compared to 236,159 shares at $2,284,563 on Monday and month to date, an average of 203,452 units at $1,557,922 versus 206,857 units at $1,553,986 on the previous trading day. October closed with an average of 231,243 units at $1,464,224.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 906,272 shares for 16 percent of total volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 790,724 units for 13.9 percent of the day’s trade and Wisynco Group with 687,585 units for 12.1 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dived 6,421.71 points to 376,303.33, the JSE Main Index shed 4,914.99 points to close at 332,377.66 and the JSE Financial Index lost 1.11 points to settle at 79.00.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 13.4 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios incorporate earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 18 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Producers rallied 54 cents to $12.59 in switching ownership of 8,568 shares, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dipped $3.97 to $36.02 trading 100 stock units, First Rock Real Estate climbed $1.94 in closing at $15 with investors trading 385,998 stocks. Guardian Holdings declined $5.10 after ending at $495 trading 6,641 units, Jamaica Broilers rose 54 cents to $27.40 with 51,941 stocks clearing the market, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell $1.03 to a 52 weeks’ low of $14.90 with an exchange of  28,942 units. JMMB Group shed 90 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $31.50 as investors transferred 212,943 shares, Kingston Wharves lost 59 cents in closing at $33.41 after 361,343 stock units crossed the exchange, Palace Amusement dropped $39 in ending at a 52 weeks’ low of $621 with four units changing hands. Sagicor Group popped $1 to close at $49 trading 65,818 stocks, Scotia Group lost $1.70 to settle at $32.50 as investors transferred 33,492 shares, Seprod dipped $1.99 to $67 with the swapping of 56,540 stock units and Victoria Mutual Investments fell 95 cents to a 52 weeks’ low of $3 with 209,695 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

 

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