Market slips into June

Market activity ended on Tuesday with the market declining, as more stocks declined than rose, with an exchange of 69 percent fewer shares valued 32 percent less than Monday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index shed 950.05 points to 452,665.61, the JSE Main Index declined 1,739.04 points to end at 4420,359.52 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.33 points to settle at 104.19.
A total of 48 securities traded, up from 45 on Monday, with 15 stocks rising, 22 declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio averages 16.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 7,206,318 shares trading for $192,089,830 versus 23,167,260 units at $283,034,981 on Monday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 31.9 percent of total volume for an exchange of 2.30 million shares, followed by NCB Financial Group with 11.4 percent for 821,848 units and Pulse Investments with 11.3 percent for 814,035 units.
Trading averaged 150,132 units at $4,001,871, compared to 514,828 shares at $6,289,666 on Monday. May closed with an average of 439,937 units at $4,698,961.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 13 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments climbed 29 cents to $85.59 in an exchange of 5,249 shares, Caribbean Cement rose 55 cents to settle at $90 trading 13,629 stocks, First Rock Capital shed 35 cents to close at $15.95 after trading 12,696 stocks. Guardian Holdings dropped $16 in closing at a new closing low of the market of $745 in the swapping of 39,661 shares, Jamaica Broilers shed 88 cents to $33.50 with 47,663 stocks changing hands, Jamaica Producers declined 50 cents to $24 with 21,861 units clearing the market. Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 31 cents to close at $17.05 in exchanging 35,471 stock units, JMMB Group shed 40 cents to finish at $32 with the swapping of 188,889 units, Key Insurance gained 21 cents to close at $5.28 in transferring 9,670 shares. Mayberry Investments rose 33 cents to $5.60 after crossing the exchange with 498 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities closed 65 cents higher at $8.85 in trading 2,026 stocks, NCB Financial Group picked up 20 cents in closing at $140 with 821,848 shares changing hands. Palace Amusement shed $10 to end at $910 with 199 shares crossing the exchange, PanJam Investment declined $3.70 to close at $66 in transferring 7,312 units, Proven Investments lost 50 cents to close at $34.50 with 30,721 stock units clearing the market. Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 20 cents ending at $8.50 and exchanging 2,000 shares. Seprod fell $1.30 to end at $72.80, with 55,443 shares crossing the exchange, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 20 cents to close at $15.05 in trading 510,516 stock units and Wisynco Group ended 29 cents lower at $15.50 in an exchange of 92,649 stocks.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.25% gained 19 cents to close at $6.99 in trading 50 stocks.

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

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