Winning stocks dominated JSE Main Market

Winning stocks had the upper hand in trading on Wednesday, exceeding those declining by a 3 to 2 ratio, as the volume of stocks traded rose 76 percent with a 60 percent greater value than on Tuesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
Trading ended with 54 securities compared to 56 on Tuesday, with 24 rising, 15 declining and 15 ending unchanged.
Overall, 16,776,950 shares were traded for $297,498,943, up from 9,556,775 units at $186,056,204 on Tuesday. Trading averages 310,684 units at $5,509,240, versus 170,657 shares at $3,322,432 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 263,593 units at $3,760,653, compared to 261,247 units at $3,673,549 on the previous trading day. May closed with an average of 238,645 units at $3,561,016.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 6.97 million shares for 41.6 percent of total volume, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 2.34 million units for 14 percent of the day’s trades, Barita Investments chipped in with 1.42 million units for 8.4 percent of market share, Pulse Investments traded 1.12 million units for 6.7 percent of total volume and Massy Holdings with 1.0 million units for 6 percent of the market volume.
The All Jamaican Composite Index increased 1,951.68 points to 438,886.15, the JSE Main Index rose 1,324.62 point to 383,033.41 and the JSE Financial Index rallied 0.32 points to close at 91.43.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 14.3 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are computed based on ICInsider.com’s forecasted earnings for companies with financial years ending up to the close of August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments increased 46 cents in closing at $87 after trading 1,417,306 shares, Caribbean Cement declined 40 cents to $63.60, crossing the market 3,962 stocks, Eppley climbed $6.50 to $45 and finished trading 980 units. First Rock Capital popped 82 cents in, ending at $12.57, with 18,200 stock units changing hands, GraceKennedy lost $2 to close at $102 in an exchange of 275,338 stock units, Guardian Holdings rallied $22.98 in closing at $523.98 after exchanging 65 stocks. Jamaica Stock Exchange advanced $1.01 to close at $19.50 and closing with an exchange of 10 shares, NCB Financial shed $1.50 to $102 in trading 77,614 units, PanJam Investment rose 99 cents in ending at $66 with 123,286 shares crossing the exchange. Proven Investments gained $1 to end at $37.50 while exchanging 12,419 stocks, Pulse Investments climbed 38 cents to $3.88 in switching ownership of 1,116,423 units, Sagicor Group rallied 99 cents in closing at $55.99, trading 34,169 stock units. Supreme Ventures fell 75 cents to close at $29.99 with 103,993 shares changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments popped 70 cents in, ending at $15, with 331,231 units clearing the market.
In the preference segment138 Student Living preference share dropped $2.36 to end at $17.64 with the swapping of 698 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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