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Big inflation spike in 2019

 The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) reported that the annual inflation rate in Jamaica to December 2019, was 6.2 percent, a sharp increase from inflation over the last four years. According to … [Read More...]

Unemployment drops below 100K

The number of unemployed persons in October 2019 fell under 100,000 to 96,700, with a fall of 19,000 persons after 29,200 persons were employed over October 2018 and moving the number of employed to 1.248 … [Read More...]

Lousy 2019 for Junior Market stocks

Junior Market did not end 2019 with glory splashed all over it with the market for small and medium-size companies, gaining just 3.1 percent in 2019, down from 18.8 percent in 2018 and 24.3 percent in … [Read More...]

9 JSE Main Market stocks double in 2019

Last year was a mixed one for investors in the Jamaican stock market. On the one hand, Investors in Main Market stock enjoyed gains of more than 30 percent for the second year in a row, but Investors in … [Read More...]

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Modest Junior Market gains start 2020

The Junior Market Index advanced 15.19 points to 3,364.15, with the prices of 11 securities rising against 13 that fell, leaving five stocks trading with unchanged prices. The average PE of the market … [Read More...]

TTSE stocks start 2020 with some gains

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange started trading in 2020 with modest gains in all three major indices but with just two stocks rising while three slipped and eight closed with prices unchanged. … [Read More...]

Limners & Bards revise EPS

Following IC Insider.com's report that the earnings per share (EPS) for Limners & Bards were incorrect, the audited accounts of the company are now revised to reflect the EPS the article suggested they … [Read More...]

Auditors spoil good Lab results

Limners and Bards released full-year results with profit after taxation of $95 million, up by an impressive 52 percent from the $62 million earned in 2018 from healthy gains in revenues. Earnings per … [Read More...]

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Big inflation spike in 2019

 The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) reported that the annual inflation rate in Jamaica to December 2019, was 6.2 percent, a sharp increase from inflation over the last four years. According to data from the Statin, inflation in 2018 was 2.4 percent, down from 5.2 percent in 2017. In 2016 the inflation rate ended at 1.7 percent and 3.7 percent in … [Read More...]

Unemployment drops below 100K

The number of unemployed persons in October 2019 fell under 100,000 to 96,700, with a fall of 19,000 persons after 29,200 persons were employed over October 2018 and moving the number of employed to 1.248 million persons. The development in Jamaica’s labour market saw the country’s unemployment rate hitting the lowest level in record history at 7.2 percent … [Read More...]

Trading picks up on Junior Market – Friday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange finished on Friday with 33 securities changing hands, with an increased volume of 4,639,848 units valued at $13,835,204 compared to 3,359,389 units valued at $10,159,585 from 37 securities on Thursday. At the close of market activities, the prices of 17 securities advanced, 11 declined and 8 … [Read More...]

Stocks closed higher on TTSE trading – Friday

Trading closed on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday with rising stocks just edging out declining ones and leading to modest gains in the market indices. The market closed with 16 securities trading, with six gaining, five declining as the prices of five closed unchanged after First Citizens Bank ended at a new 52 weeks’ high. The T&T … [Read More...]

JSE Main Market enjoys bounce

Grace Kennedy put on $7 to recover from a big drop on Wednesday, but Scotia Group dropped $2.95 and, along with sixteen other rising stocks, helped to push the JSE Main Market Index up 3,600 points. Market activity resulted in the primary indices regaining almost half of the ground lost on Wednesday. At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped … [Read More...]

Junior market loses 4% for 2020

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Thursday with the Junior Market Index shedding another 34.24 points to close at 3,211.18, bringing the year’s loss to 4 percent as declining stocks edged out advancing ones. At the close of market activities, the prices of 12 securities advanced, 14 declined and 7 remained unchanged, with … [Read More...]

Rising stocks dominate TTSE trading – Thursday

Trading closed on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Thursday, rising stocks outpacing declining ones by a significant margin. The market closed with 17 securities trading, with seven stocks gaining, two declining while eight closed unchanged, after Republic Financial Holding ended at a new 52 weeks’ high. The T&T Composite Index inched 0.01 … [Read More...]

Junior Market dips again Wednesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange slipped again on Wednesday with the market Index falling 10.92 points to end at 3,245.42 as prices of 13 securities advanced, 14 declined and 10 remained unchanged. The number of securities changing hands rose to 37, up from 33 on Tuesday and resulted in an exchange of 6,024,104 units valued at $19,766,505 … [Read More...]

JSE Main Market plunged – Wednesday

Prices of Grace Kennedy and NCB Financial Group suffered sharp declines followed by Jamaica Broilers and Kingston Wharves and helped to knock several thousand points off the major indices of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday. At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index plummeted 9,959.24 points to close at 544,729.83, the JSE Market Index … [Read More...]

Trading drops of TTSE – Wednesday

Trading volume and value declined on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday compared to Tuesday’s levels and resulted in declines in the indices. The market closed with 16 securities trading of which three stocks gained, four declined while nine closed unchanged after Massy Holding ended at a 52 weeks’ high. The T&T Composite Index lost … [Read More...]

More Gains for JSE Main Market

Main Market activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange resulted in more gains for the major indices on Tuesday, but with declining stocks edging out advancing ones. At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 1,603.82 points to close at 554,689.07, the JSE Market Index gained 1,368.73 points to 505,051.51 and the JSE Financial Index added 0.86 … [Read More...]

Junior Market slips on rising stocks

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday with 33 securities changing hands, resulting in 15 securities advancing, 8 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The Junior Market Index declined 6.49 points to close at 3,256.34 and the market’s average PE Ratio ended the day at 14.2 earnings for 2019. Market activity close with an … [Read More...]