Pullback for JSE Main Market

Market activity ended on Wednesday with the volume of shares declining 23 percent and the value 34 percent lower than on Tuesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks were marginally less than those declining, pushing the market indices into a fall.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 3,169.31 points to 436,515.05, the JSE Main Index fell 2,739.24 points to settle at 395,499.17 and the JSE Financial Index shed 1.10 points to close at 97.49.
Trading ended with 55 securities, as was the case on Tuesday, with 17 rising, 18 declining and 20 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.2. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2022.
Overall, 23,550,929 shares were exchanged for $167,256,472 down from 30,430,391 units at $253,596,547 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 67.7 of total volume after transferring 15.95 million shares followed by Jamaica Broilers, 6.8 percent with 1.61 million units and QWI Investments with 4.4 percent after an exchange of 1.05 million units.
Trading averages 428,199 units at $3,041,027, compared to 553,280 shares at $4,610,846 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 207,506 units at $1,825,288, compared to 194,064 units at $1,751,240 on the previous day. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows ten stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints fell 59 cents to $12.40 with 89,460 units clearing the market, Caribbean Producers shed 72 cents in closing at $16.23 after 171,442 stock units changed hands. Eppley rose $1.45 to end at $36.45 in switching ownership of 590 stocks, First Rock Capital lost 63 cents to close at $10.37 with the swapping of 24,812 shares, Guardian Holdings dropped $10.65 to end at $537.35 in trading 87 units. Jamaica Broilers gained 50 cents in closing at $27.50 with 1,610,187 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers lost 32 cents after ending at $22.68 in transferring 1,574 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell $1.67 to close at $15.83 in exchanging 126,376 shares. Margaritaville popped $1 to end at $26 in switching ownership of 3,266 units, Mayberry Investments declined 69 cents after ending at $7.21 and trading 9,074 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy rallied $3 to close at $100 with an exchange of 3,228 stock units. NCB Financial declined $5 to end at $127 with the swapping of 594,363 units, 138 Student Living traded 662 shares and gained 40 cents to land at $4.20, PanJam Investment advanced $2 in closing at $65 after 759 stock units crossed the exchange, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 62 cents to $15.50 with a transfer of 234,060 stocks and Sygnus Real Estate Finance fell $2.23 to $16.02 with the swapping of 2,124 shares.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7.25% advanced 50 cents in closing at $3.58 with 300 stock units crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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