Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Access Financial led gains during Tuesday's trading

Access Financial CEO Marcus James.

Access Financial CEO Marcus James.

Access Financial and Mayberry Investments led gains on Tuesday's trading of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE).

Access, which became the first stock to list on the Junior Market in 2009, gained 18 per cent to close at $50. It was followed by Mayberry up 12 per cent to close at $5.48.

The top loser of the day went to JMMB Group down 7.0 per cent to $18.53.

The JSE Combined Index advanced by 2,399.00 points (0.95 per cent) to close at 254,335.37. The JSE Index advanced by 1,909.26 points (0.81 per cent) to close at 237,168.74. The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 2,095.53 points (0.81 per cent) to close at 260,306.56. The Junior Market Index advanced by 60.41 points ( 1.84 per cent) to close at 3,344.67.

The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 9.64 points (4.47 per cent) to close at 205.95.

Overall Market activity resulted from trading in 49 stocks of which 20 advanced, 18 declined and 11 traded firm.

Market volume amounted to 10,174,018 units valued at over $76,389,129.68. Jamaica Money Market Brokers Ltd 7.50 per cent was the volume leader with 4,799,500 units (47.17 per cent) followed by Lasco Manufacturing Limited with 1,378,624 units (13.55 per cent) and JMMB Group Limited 7.50 per cent with 1,000,000 units (9.83 per cent).