JCI closed higher, boosted by the continued buying of foreign investors

Positive catalysts for the JCI today were the approval of an increase in the US debt ceiling and optimism for the recovery of the domestic economy in the rest of the year

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Composite Stock Price Index (JCI) of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) closed higher on Wednesday afternoon amid continued buying action by foreign investors.

JCI rose 50.64 points or 0.78 percent to 6,536.9. Meanwhile, the group of 45 leading stocks or the LQ45 Index rose 13.9 points or 1.47 percent to 960.51.

“Positive catalysts for the JCI today are the approval of an increase in the US debt ceiling and optimism for domestic economic recovery in the rest of the year,” wrote the Indo Premier Sekuritas Research Team in a review in Jakarta, Wednesday.

Other positive catalysts were the shares of PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BBCA) which began to trade at new nominal values, rising commodity prices such as tin and gold, and continued buying action by foreign investors.

Opened higher, the JCI continued to be in the green zone until the close of the first session of stock trading. In the second session, the JCI was still in positive territory until the closing of the stock market.

Based on the IDX-IC Sectoral Index, six sectors increased where the industrial sector rose the most at 2.26 percent, followed by the primary consumer goods sector and the financial sector at 1.75 percent and 0.75 percent, respectively.

Meanwhile, five sectors were corrected, in which the transportation & logistics sector fell the most, namely minus 1.68 percent, followed by the energy sector and the non-primary consumer goods sector, each minus 1.25 percent and minus 0.73 percent.

The closing of the JCI itself was accompanied by the buying of shares by foreign investors which was indicated by the amount of net foreign purchases or net foreign buy of IDR 1.21 trillion.

The frequency of stock trading was recorded as 1,523,277 transactions with the number of shares traded as many as 28.83 billion shares worth Rp17.79 trillion. A total of 193 stocks rose, 310 stocks declined, and 157 did not move in value.

Asian regional stock markets this afternoon included the Nikkei Index, which fell 90.33 points, or 0.32 percent, to 28,140.28, the Shanghai Index rose 14.82 points, or 0.42 percent, to 3,561.76, and the Straits Times Index increased 46.07. points or 1.48 percent to 3,158.12.

Reporter: Citro Atmoko
Editor: Risbiani Fardaniah


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