This afternoon, IHSG Free Falls to Level 5,863

By : Abraham Sihombing And Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, September 26 2017 - 18:00 IWST - Jakarta - The average of today's analysts expressed their optimism in their analysis of the movement of the Jakarta Composite Stock Price Index (IDX) on Tuesday (26/09/2017).

However, the expectations of the analysts were dashed after the JCI closed down 0.5% or 31 points to 5,863 at the end of the second trading session today compared to the position at the closing of JCI yesterday at the level of 5.894.

The index's weakness was caused by a 391 stock price decline. Meanwhile, only 94 stocks experienced price increases. In addition, there are 115 stagnant shares and 147 shares are not transacted at all.

The total value of stock transactions today was recorded at Rp6.78 trillion with trading volume of 9.41 billion units of shares. Meanwhile, foreign investors sold a net worth of Rp176 billion with sales volume of 81 million units of shares.

A total of seven out of 10 indexes of BEI weakened. The consumer sector index experienced the deepest decline, which was 1.39% or 35.24 points to 2,496 positions. This was followed by index of mining sector and property index which decreased 1.33% and 0.9% respectively.

LQ45 stocks that fell in price and became top losers in trading today are shares of PT Bumi Resources Tbk (BUMI), PT Global Mediacom Tbk (BMTR) and PT Perusahaan Gas Negara Tbk (PGAS).

BUMI price ended down 7.4% or Rp15 to Rp189 per unit in trading today. While the price of BMTR and PGAS were each cut by 4.3% and 3.8% to Rp560 per unit and Rp1,520 per unit in late trading today.

Meanwhile, the top gainers were PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk (INTP), PT United Tractors Tbk (UNTR) and PT Matahari Department Store Tbk (LPPF).

INTP prices closed up 3.1% or Rp575 to Rp19,375 per unit. The prices of UNTR and LPPF at the end of the trading session today increased 2.4% and 2.1% to Rp31,000 per unit and Rp9,950 per unit respectively. (Abraham Sihombing)

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