Sharp fall for JSE main market – Tuesday

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, resulted in sharp fall in the two main indices with the All Jamaican Composite Index dropping 5,066.78 points to 409,127.96 and the JSE Index declining by 4,611.43 points to close at 372,766.94.
Market activity ended with 2,621,751 units valued at $79,656,335 changing hands, compared 2,167,152 units valued at $105,404,838 on Monday. JMMB Group 7.25% Preference share led trading with 500,000 units for 19.07 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Scotia Group with 358,092 units accounting for 13.66 percent of the volume changing hands and Wisynco Group with 330,358 units and 12.60 percent of the day’s volume.
The main and US dollar markets, had 36 securities changing hands, with prices of 14 rising, 12 declining with 10 remaining unchanged, compared to 33 securities trading on Monday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator suggest that the market could enjoy strong gains on Tuesday with the reading showing 14 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
An average of 79,447 units valued at over $2,413,828, in contrast to 77,398 shares valued at $3,764,458 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 59,744 units valued at $1,845,200 compared to 57,455 units valued at $1,771,613, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost $1.50 to close at $51, trading 23,291 shares, Caribbean Cement climbed $2.99 to finish at $41, with 14,363 shares changing hands, Eppley gained $1 and settled at $10, with 909 shares trading, Grace Kennedy dived $3.96 in trading 88,305 shares at $56.03, Jamaica Broilers traded 48,033 stock units and fell $1 to $27. Jamaica Producers lost $2 to close at $21, with 45,251 shares changing hands, JMMB Group lost $1.84 trading of 31,001 shares to end at $32.14, Portland JSX rose 50 cents and ended at $8, with an exchange of 27,359 units, Pulse Investments  concluded trading at $2.70, with 130,066 shares, after fall by 46 cents. Sagicor Group  fell 50 cents and settled at $39.50, with 38,120 shares, Salada Foods jumped $3.49 to $35, in trading with 3,590 stock units, Scotia Group traded 358,092 shares after falling $1.50 to close at $52.50. Supreme Ventures, rose 50 cents to end at $19.50, with 29,215 stock units changing hands, Victoria Mutual Investments fell 45 cents and concluded trading 30,404 stock units at $3.50 and Wisynco Group fell 37 cents and settled at $10.03, with 330,358 shares trading.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 180,004 units valued at $50,898 units. Preference shares Eppley 5% added 1 cent to end at 98 US cents with 3,534 shares trading and JMMB Group 5.75% settled at US$2 with 6,070 shares. Proven Investments end trading of 170,400 units at 21 US cents after inching higher by 0.09 cent. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 1.33 points to close at 162.34.

Heavy trading in Fontana shares

Fontana Waterloo Road – the company’s stock traded 9.7m units.

Heavy trading in Fontana shares resulted in 9.7 million units crossing the market to dominate the 11 million units passing through the Junior Market on a day when declining stocks beat advancing ones by 60 percent.
Today’s trade in Fontana was the largest since listing earlier this month, just beating the 9.6 million that traded on January 10.
Trading in the market remained elevated again on Tuesday with an exchange of 11,135,194 units valued at $34,955,488, compared to 10,025,824 units valued at $83,305,040 on Monday.
Market activity led the Junior Market Index to decline by 24.90 points to close at 3,225.44 with 29 securities changed hands, resulting in the prices of 10 rising, 16 declining and 3 remaining unchanged, compared to 23 securities changing hands on Monday.
The average trade ended at 383,972 units for an average of $1,205,362 in contrast to 435,905 units for an average of $3,621,958 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 755,754 units valued at $3,148,757 and previously 810,207 units valued at $3,433,396. In contrast, December ended with an average of 136,222 units at a value of $737,367 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, AMG Packaging ended 2 cents higher at $1.97, trading 303,504 stock units, after the company posted quarterly results showing gains of 69 percent in profit from an 11 percent rise in revenues. Blue Power concluded trading of 2,450 units at $5.80, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 2 cents at $16, with an exchange of 1,838 shares. Cargo Handlers

AMG Packaging stock rose based on a 69% rise in November quarterly profit.

settled with a loss of 20 cents at $15, with 100 shares changing hands. Caribbean Cream ended trading 65,855 shares with a loss of 21 cents at $5.70, Caribbean Producers traded 29,652 units with a loss of 16 cents to close at $4.80, Consolidated Bakeries closed 29 cents higher at $2, with an exchange of 3,200 shares, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 20 cents at $2.55, after trading 27,324 shares. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 100 shares at $15, Elite Diagnostic finished 10 cents higher at $2.95, with 23,579 stock units being exchanged, Everything Fresh added 9 cents to end trading of 46,110 shares at $1.69, Express Catering settled with a loss of 2 cents at $8, trading 85,421 units. Fontana traded 9,706,020 shares and ended declining 35 cents to close at $3.10, FosRich Group ended trading 8,000 shares, with a loss of 20 cents at $3.70, General Accident traded 29,634 shares at $3.45. GWest Corporation finished trading 11,193 shares at $1.81, Honey Bun gained 25 cents to close at $4, with an exchange of 120,638 stock units, Indies Pharma fell 5 cents to end at $3.15, trading 69,453 shares, Jamaican Teas  finished with a loss of 40 cents at $4, with a swapping of 155,568 shares. Jetcon Corporation  settled with a loss of 25 cents at $3.18, trading 73,424 shares, KLE Group  traded 100 units with a loss of 10 cents at $2.90,  Knutsford Express  jumped 75 cents to $11.50 trading 100 shares, Lasco Distributors  closed with a loss of 10 cents at $3.80, with 129,735 shares changing hands. Lasco Financial  ended 3 cents higher at $4.23, trading 33,050 shares, Lasco Manufacturing concluded trading 149,974 stock units with a loss of 13 cents at $3.85,  Main Event finished with a loss of 98 cents at $6, with an exchange of 1,000 units. Medical Disposables settled 1 cent higher at $7.01, trading 1,350 shares, Paramount Trading ended trading 50,822 shares with a loss of 30 cents at $2.15, following release of below par quarterly profit and  Stationery and Office  traded 6,000 shares with a rise of 60 cents to end at $9.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Moderate trading continues on TTSE – Tuesday

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with trading in 17 securities against 16 on Monday, with 3 advancing, 4 declining and 9 remaining unchanged.
At close of the market, the Composite Index gained 0.47 points to end at 1,305.28. The All T&T Index rose 1.36 points to 1,706.07, while the Cross Listed Index slipped 0.06 points to close at 122.22
Trading ended with 57,077 shares at a value of $1,245,481, compared to 214,799 shares valued at $1,876,330 on Monday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Clico Investments concluded trading 10 cents and concluded at $20.15, with 10,880 stock units changing hands, NCB Financial Group added 15 cents and completed trading at $8.70, after exchanging 4,700 shares and Scotiabank increased 48 cents and concluded at $63.98, with 2,000 stock units changing hands.
Stocks ending with losses| Ansa Mcal traded 711 units and lost 1 cent to close at $55, JMMB Group traded 5,586 shares, with a loss of 2 cents at $1.78, Sagicor Financial fell 39 cents and settled at $8.51, after trading 1,900 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL fell 6 cents to end at $29.06, with 13,121 units changing hands.
Stock Firm Traded|Calypso Macro Index Fund lost 50 cents to close at $14.50 trading 90 shares CinemaOne closed at $10 trading 200 shares, First Citizens completed trading at $34, after exchanging 200 shares, Massy Holdings settled at $47.06, exchanging 3,100 shares, National Flour ended at $1.65, with 3,580 units trading. One Caribbean Media settled at $10.35, after exchanging 575 shares, Prestige Holdings ended at $7.40, with 8,100 units changing hands, Unilever Caribbean settled at $22.60, after exchanging 543 shares and West Indian Tobacco ended at $95.40, with 1,791 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Steady JSE main market trading – Monday  

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Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, resulted in 2,167,152 units valued at $105,404,838 changing hands, compared 2,798,965 units valued $103,358,114 on Friday.
The main and US dollar markets, had 31 securities changing hands, with prices of 10 rising, 11 declining with 10 remaining unchanged, compared to 33 securities trading on Friday. Shares of MPC Caribbean Clean Energy were listed on the main and US dollar markets as well as on the Trinidad Stocks exchnage on Monday. The stock closed without any trades taking place.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator suggest that the market could enjoy strong gains on Monday with the reading showing 13 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 2 closing with lower offers.
Market activity led to the All Jamaican Composite Index in shedding 133.35 points to at 414,194.74 and the JSE Index declined 121.37 points to close at 377,378.37.
Grace Kennedy led trading with 671,073 units and 31 percent of the day’s volume, followed by NCB Financial with 287,886 units or 13.3 percent of the volume changing hands and Jamaica Broilers with 200,200 units accounting for 9.2 percent of the day’s volume.
An average of 77,398 units valued at over $3,764,458 changed hands, in contrast to 93,299 shares valued at $3,445,270 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 57,455 units valued at $1,771,613 compared to 55,273 units valued at $1,525,800, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose $2.07 and closed at $52.50, trading 42,298 shares, Caribbean Cement declined $1.98 to finish at $38.01, with 42,235 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers rose 50 cents to close at $23, with 11,243 shares changing hands. JMMB Group rose $1.48 and concluded trading of 60,834 shares at $33.98, Kingston Wharves gained $1.50 to end at $77, with 8,718 units changing hands. NCB Financial Group dropped $4.90 trading 287,886 shares to close at $145, PanJam Investment rose $2 to end at $72, trading 13,855 shares, Proven Investments lost $1 in trading 1,761 shares at $26, Scotia Group traded 5,800 shares after falling 99 cents to close at $54. Seprod gained $1.75 and closed at $32, trading 32,600 shares, Supreme Ventures, fell 50 cents to end at $19, with 159,190 stock units changing hands and Wisynco Group rose 34 cents and settled at $10.40, with 38,621 shares trading.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 64,146 units valued at $11,213 units. JMMB Group 5.75% preference share traded 1,210 units to close at US$2, Proven Investments that rose 0.09 cent in trading 25,936 units at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 37,000 units at 9 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 3.19 points to close at 163.67.

 

Knustford & Fontana dominate juniors

Knutsford Express stock was the largest trade on the Junior Market on Monday.

Trading on the Junior Market remained elevated again on Monday with an exchange of 10,025,824 units valued at $83,305,040 compared to 16,780,456 units valued at $150,707,233 on Friday.
Trading in shares of Fontana and Knutsford Express accounted for 91 percent of total volume traded. At the close of trading, 23 securities changed hands, resulting in the prices of 9 rising, 8 declining and 6 remaining unchanged, compared to 25 securities changing hands on Friday. The Junior Market index rose 13.13 points to close 3,250.34.
The average trade ended at 435,905 units for an average of $3,621,958 in contrast to 671,218 units for an average of $6,028,289 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 810,207 units valued at $3,433,396 and previously 859,400 units valued at $3,408,614. In contrast, December ended with an average of 136,222 units at a value of $737,367 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed $2.02 higher at $52, trading 1,200 shares, AMG Packaging ended 1 cent higher at $1.95, with 198,598 stock units trading, Caribbean Cream ended trading 68,821 shares, with a loss of 4 cents at $5.91, Caribbean Flavours traded 7,248 stock units at $19, Caribbean Producers finished trading 5,000 units at $4.96. Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 9 cents at $1.71, with 145,680 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended 25 cents higher at $2.75, with an exchange of 92,550 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 2 cents at $2.85, trading 160,558 stock units.  Everything Fresh lost 9 cents to end trading of 22,115 shares at $1.60, Express Catering settled 2 cents higher at $8.02, with 6,066 units changing hands. Fontana traded 2,462,763 shares and gained 5 cents to close at $3.45, FosRich Group ended trading 2,131 shares 30 cents higher at $3.90, General Accident  traded 2,300 shares at $3.45, GWest Corporation finished trading 5,838 shares at $1.81, Honey Bun closed at $3.75, with an exchange of 8,619 stock units. Indies Pharma  rose 5 cents, to end at $3.15, trading 90,084 shares, Jetcon Corporation  settled 40 cents higher at $3.43, trading 1,000 shares, KLE Group  traded 17,617 units for 5 cents higher at $3.  Knutsford Express  finished trading with a loss of $1.25 at $10.75, with 6,679,341 shares changing hands, as NCB Group continues to unwind their holdings in the company. Lasco Distributors closed with a loss of 10 cents at $3.90, with an exchange of 2,600 shares. Lasco Financial ended with a loss of 10 cents at $4.20, with 35,000 shares traded, Medical Disposables settled at $7, with 10,433 shares changing hands and tTech closed with a loss of 30 cents at $5.90, with 262 units trading.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

6 stocks rose 5 fall on TTSE – Monday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Monday with trading in 17 securities, similar to trading on Friday and close with 6 advancing, 5 declining and 6 remaining unchanged.
At close of the market, the Composite Index lost 2.97 points to end at 1,304.81. The All T&T Index declined 1.50 points to 1,704.71, while the Cross Listed Index fell 0.61 points to close at 122.28.
Trading ended with 214,959 shares at a value of $1,876,330, compared to 170,700 shares on Friday valued at $1,561,596.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended at 3 stocks with bids lower than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Gains| Ansa Mcal gained 1 cent in trading with 758 units at $55.01, Grace Kennedy concluded trading with a rise of 4 cents at $3.10, with 50,000 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings added 1 cent to end at $47.06, after exchanging 500 shares. National Enterprises increased 1 cent to $8.02, with 40 stock units changing hands, One Caribbean Media rose 10 cents to end at $10.35, after exchanging 32,287 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed with a gain of 2 cents and completed trading of 2,065 units at $29.12.
Losses| Calypso Macro Index Fund lost 50 cents to close at $14.50 trading 160 shares, NCB Financial Group lost 15 cents and settled at $8.55, after exchanging 1,942 shares, Prestige Holdings ended 10 cents lower at $7.40 trading with 52,337 units. Sagicor Financial concluded trading with a loss of 8 cents at $8.90, after exchanging 200 shares and Scotiabank traded with a loss of 49 cents and ended at $63.50, with 1,234 stock units changing hands.
Firm Traded| Agostini’s concluded market activity at $23.40, after exchanging 10 shares, Angostura Holdings ended at $16.05, with 142 stock units changing hands, Clico Investments ended at $20.05, with 29,960 stock units changing hands. JMMB Group closed at $1.80, after exchanging 42,326 shares, Republic Financial Holdings settled at $107.26, after exchanging 100 shares and West Indian Tobacco ended at $95.40, with 898 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Case against hanging on to stocks

Many stocks listed are undervalued based on projected earnings but many offer attractive potential gains but the likely gains are inadequate to put them into the TOP 15. So attractive is the market that many below the TOP 15 have potential to gain in excess of 50 percent in 2019.
Not all growth companies will deliver the same level of returns, a feature of markets that investors need to bear in mind to optimize return on investment. Expansion of smaller companies can have a far more telling impact on profit that larger ones. For example, Grace Kennedy would need to acquire a large entity to make a big improvement to its profit than the typical Junior Market company that are vastly smaller but could acquire a business that will make a big impact on profits.
The 80/20 Rule in the market suggest that only around 2 out of the Top 10 stocks repeat in the subsequent year, this is the results from nearly 40 years of tracking the market. The data shows that around 40 percent of the worst performing stocks in a year are likely to enter the TOP 10 in the subsequent year. What the data suggest is that investors need to be careful in identifying top performing stocks and that top performers with above average growth are likely to come from the worst performers of the prior year.  The year 2018 was unusual with three stocks repeating their 2017 top 10 appearance from the Junior Market and four in the main market. The Junior Market had C2W renamed SSL Venture Capital repeating and in the main market 5 repeated including Pulse Investments and Palace Amusement.
Half of the Junior Market TOP 15 list have either acquired new businesses or actively expanded operation in the past year or plan expansion in the coming year and a boost in revenues and profit is expected. The average PE ratio for the Junior Market based on 2019 projected earnings is 12 but the market closed out 2018 at 16.5. This is an indication of how far the market may rise as well as the extent to which the top 15 stocks are undervalued.

PE expansion highly likely in 2019

An overall view of stocks indicates that the main market continues to be steered higher by an upward sloping support line as well the 45 and 125 day moving averages, lending support just below. The Junior Market is currently guided by an upward rising long-term support line, pointing to more gains ahead.
The market is also supported by a golden cross. The  golden cross is a strong bullish long-term signal. The market needs the fuel of rising profits.
Profit performance, in 2018 was mixed, but helped move some stocks higher, falling interest rates however, pushed up PE ratios to 16.5 times 2018 earnings by year end, up from 14 at the end of 2017. PE ratios on average are set to rise above current levels toward 20 in 2019. The Junior Market has 10 stocks and the main market has 6, trading around and above this level. Investors seem more at ease with higher PE ratio than in the past, with interest rates now around 2 percent and economic stability now in the system.
Local economic performance should have a positive impact on profit of most companies as demand grows in the system from greater employment that is expected to continue growing in 2019 as well as increased disposable income.
Nine IPOs made it to the market in the year with three in December, giving investors more investment choices than in 2017, with even more to come in 2019. ICreate will be the first IPO in 2019, but that is a new company, then Wigton Wind Farm’s IPO will be launched early 2019, but it is not one for all investors, as it is mainly an income play. However,

Junior Market stocks should out perform JSE main market stocks in 2019

there are others, namely, a central Jamaica manufacturing entity with a strong export base, the possibility of a paint company plus one in the BPO sector. IC Insider.com gathers that there are at least another three IPOs, that should make it to the market this year, but the Jamaica Stock Exchange is expecting 21 new listings for the year, including preference shares.
Business mergers and acquisitions are likely as some companies shed smaller segments of their operations and others, getting together for greater economies of scale. Stocks comprise different features. Growth plays an important role in many stock selections; examples are Access Financial Services, Elite Diagnostic, Fontana, Derrimon Trading, Jamaica Producers, Kingston Wharves, NCB Financial, PanJam Investment, Paramount Trading, as they grow by acquisition and expansion of current facilities. Carreras is a value play with good dividend yield along with Grace Kennedy.

Jamaican economy to grow in 2019

Economic growth picked up in 2018 over 2017 with Alpart Alumina plant resuming production and major road works, increased activity in building of housing, hotels and commercial buildings as well as continued growth in the tourism sector and other service sectors.
As the end of 2018 approached, concerns about the continued robust strength in the Global Economy surfaced with forecast for slower growth worldwide. There were even concerns that the United States could well be entering a recession in 2019 as the Fed increased interest rates and some industries starting to report softer performance.
Foreign exchange movement has been relatively stable, after climbing briefly to J$138 to the US dollar, before backing down with the central bank’s B-FIXITT buying earlier in the year to close the year below J$128 to the US dollar. The revaluation took place sometime after the central bank sold funds into the system, in the usually dryer period for foreign exchange inflows relative to demand ahead of the Christmas period.
Deflation over the first 5 months of the year encouraged a decline in interest rates, which influenced an adjustment in the FX rate and an uptick in the inflation rate, with the inflation for the period to October being 3.5 percent. November ended with zero inflation and December looks as if it will record levels similar to November and should leave the inflation for the twelve months around 3.5 percent. Interest rates are at now the lowest on record with Treasury bill rates hitting a low of 1.7 percent during the year but climbed back to 2.06 percent in December. Technical reading suggest that T-bill rates could trend up to 2.5 percent in 2019. The price of oil could change this, if it remains around US$50 per barrel for a prolonged period in 2019.
Expect growth to increase as improving government fiscal numbers allow for more spending on infrastructure and social services such as health, education and crime fighting. The improving fiscal position with debt to GDP continuing to fall, will maintain downward pressure on interest rates and magnify the case for tax adjustment. Increasing productivity by many businesses will result in low inflation as companies moderate price adjustments. Bank lending is projected to rise, aided by low interest rates that will encourage increased borrowing by customers. Unemployment levels will continue declining with increased employment that will increase spending as real growth in the economy continues to picks up, resulting increased demand for more workers. Government divestments should see some high profile sale that will place added cash in government’s coffers.
Imports increased but a big hike in the price of petroleum on the world market helped to push total imports above normal levels. Oil prices declined in late 2018 and carrying over to 2019 and the country Jamaica should see a decline in the category. The fall in world oil price below $50 per barrel, will reduce foreign exchange demand in 2019 and could result in a large amount of foreign currency savings for the country depending on how long the depressed prices last. The savings along with low inflation and increased productivity could pressure the value of the Jamaica dollar into some revaluation. The other factor of note is the switch over of new 190 MWH gas powered electricity generating plant along with the solar plant to come on stream in 2019 that will reduce imports of petroleum for power generating.
During 2018, road construction in the Kingston area caused dislocation for some businesses, resulting in lower sales, this will carry over into the first half of 2019 but should start to ease in the second half as some are completed are substantially complete.

Growth in tourism expected in 2019


The tourism sector performed in an incredible way in 2018, rising 5.3 percent, for the period, January to October over the similar period in 2017. Stopover arrivals jumped 12.7% in 2017 over 2016, with May to October rising 16.8 percent in 2017, but 2018 was still able to increase 5.5 percent over the robust 2017 increase 2018 is just incredible. The sector should continue to grow around 5 percent for the coming year and bring in another US$150 to $200 million over 2018.
Real Estate should continue to benefit from low mortgage rates and increased disposable income and greater stability of the local currency that will discourage funds going into the US dollar as the ideal investment vehicle. There was no sign that mortgage rates declined in 2018, in response to the sharp fall in Treasury bill rates, as such there is likely to be downward adjustments in mortgage rates during the year.
The Business process outsourcing sector is one of the fastest growing BPO is one of the fastest growing industries, employing around 30,000 individuals with over 55 active entities operating across the island and is said to contributing in excess of US$450 million to Jamaica’s economy. Based on current trajectory, the sector is estimated to grow at a rate of 20 percent per annum and is on a path to contribute more than US$750 million by 2020. A company operating in the sector is expected to list on the JSE in 2019.

Aggressive growth stocks pay big

Stocks of companies that have the potential for active expansions, are likely to do better than those companies relying mainly on agronomic growth.
Investors in these aggressive growth companies may well enjoy slower growth in the early years of a large expansion, but pick up explosive growth in the latter stage of the investment cycle. Smaller companies in strong growth cycle are likely to do better than large companies unless the latter makes a really big expansion.
Listed companies with aggressive growth based on actual or planned expansion are: main market stocks – NCB Financial, Barita Investments, PanJam Investment, Jamaica Broilers, Jamaica Producers, Kingston Wharves, Proven Investments and Seprod. Others in the main market to have above average growth include Jamaica Stock Exchange due to continued new listings and increase in the number of investors coming to the market. Caribbean Cement, who have completed an upgrading of the plant in 2018, Palace Amusement with expansion into Portmore with a new cinema house comprising 4 separate cinemas and Wisynco Group that continues to focus on expanding its range of products either to manufacture or distribute for third parties are three that offer above average growth prospects.
In the Junior Market- Access Financial, Derrimon Trading, Elite Diagnostic, Eppley, Express Catering, Fontana, Indies Pharma, Jamaican Teas, Knutsford Express, Lasco Financial, Lasco Manufacturing, Medical Disposables and Paramount Trading,
Cargo Handlers may not be an aggressive growth company but it has amassed a good pool of cash that will allow it to expand by acquisitions if the directors so desire.