Junior Market slips on Tuesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday, with the market declining moderately after the prices of more stocks fell than those rising after 173 percent more shares traded than on Friday.
Trading ended with 36 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Friday and closed with the prices of 10 stocks rising, 16 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 10.79 points to settle at 2,500.71. The average PE Ratio ended at 11.3 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with an exchange of 6,241,322 shares for  $10,328,488 compared to 2,285,445 units at $6,026,625 on Friday. Tropical Battery traded 63.2 percent of total volume, with 3.94 million shares, followed by Lasco Distributors with 7.1 percent and 441,987 units and Mailpac Group ended with 6.8 percent or 422,033 units.
Trading ended with an average of 173,370 units at $286,902 in contrast to 76,182 at $200,888 on Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 297,285 units at $634,685 compared to 308,724 units at $666,788 on Friday. Trading in September resulted in an average of  119,171 units at $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging lost 21 cents to end at $1.65, in exchanging 5,000 shares, Blue Power closed 4 cents lower at $3.40 trading 38 units Caribbean Assurance Brokers slid 10 cents to at $1.80, with 150 shares passing through the market. Caribbean Cream lost 5 cents to $5.10, in an exchange of 32,621 shares, Caribbean Flavours gained 4 cents to close at $1.74, with 339,826 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers finished with a loss of 2 cents at $2.34, after trading 4,612 stock units. Derrimon Trading lost 11 cents in closing at $2.64, in an exchange of  32,573 shares, Express Catering ended 5 cents lower at $3.85 after a transfer of 2,305 units, General Accident closed at $6.50, after losing 19 cents trading 2,790 units. GWest Corporation gained 11 cents to settle at 86 cents, with an exchange of 1,000 units, Honey Bun lost 4 cents in closing at $4.85  trading 59,977 shares, iCreate lost 2 cents to settle at 70 cents, with 2,713 units crossing the market. Indies Pharma gained 1 cent to settle at $2.67 and finishing with a transfer of 24,600 shares, Iron Rock Insurance shed 37 cents to end at $2.51, in an exchange of 50,000 shares, Jamaican Teas picked up 14 cents to end at $5, in transferring 49,971 shares. Jetcon Corporation rose 9 cents to settle at 89 cents, clearing the market with 35,416 shares, Knutsford Express dipped 45 cents to $6.30, trading 10,004 stock units, Lasco Distributors shed 5 cents to close at $3.10 after crossing the market, with 441,987 shares. Lasco Financial lost 1 cent in closing at $2.07, with 36,683 stock units passing through the market, Lasco Manufacturing slipped 3 cents to $3.42, with 10,900 stock units crossing the exchange, Lumber Depot gained 3 cents in ending at $1.08 and exchanging 370,772 shares. Mailpac Group rose 1 cent to close at $1.99, with a transfer of 422,033 stocks, Main Event rose 49 cents to $3.74 in an exchange of 600 units, Medical Disposables gained 79 cents in closing at $4.30, with 20,154 stock units changing hands. Tropical Battery lost 3 cents to finish at  $1.14, in trading 3,944,991 shares and tTech rose 90 cents to settle at $6.40 after exchanging 1,000 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE majors rise on diminished volume

Trading volume slumped sharply on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Tuesday with an exchange of 87 percent fewer shares than on Friday, after the value declined by 74 percent.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 600.10 points to 414,851.29, the Main Index rose 487 points to 378,285.93 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.02 points to settle at 99.97.
Trading ended with 42 securities, similar to Friday and closed with the prices of 17 stocks rising, 16 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.4 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of just 4,197,312 shares for a mere $35,206,443 compared to 31,504,153 units at $135,860,726 on Friday. Pulse Investments led trading with 25.8 percent of total volume amounting to 1.08 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 18.8 percent or 789,387 units and Carreras with 11 percent market share, for 459,648 units.
Trading ended with an average of 99,936 units changing hands at $838,249 for each security, compared to an average of 750,099 shares at  $3,234,779 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 332,969 units at $5,537,233 for each security, in contrast to 352,010 units at $5,921,197. Trading month to date compares well to September’s average of 265,170 units at 3,271,625.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement declined by $3.29 to settle at $45.01 after trading 993 units, Eppley shed $1.31 in ending at $18, with 1,609 units passing through the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dipped 67 cents to close at $45 while trading 11,529 stock units. First Rock Capital lost 32 cents to finish at $12.18, with investors exchanging 1,500 units, Grace Kennedy settled at $57.34, with a loss of 41 cents after 48,341 shares crossed the exchange, Kingston Wharves climbed $1.15 to $48, in an exchange of 149 units. NCB Financial rose $1 to $138 and cleared the market with 36,414 shares, Palace Amusement gained $339 to $1,489, with only 2 units passing through the market, Proven Investments ended $1.05 higher at $41.25, in exchanging 15,697 stock units. Seprod lost 50 cents after a transfer of 7,249 stock units to end at $58.50 and Sygnus Credit Investments closed at $18.50 after losing 40 cents with 3,393 units crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market rises on Friday

Caribbean Cream, fresh from reporting a more than doubling of earnings for the half-year, gave the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange some lift on Friday, with the stocks rising nine percent to help lift the >market Index by 19.79 points to settle at 2,511.50.
Similar to Thursday, trading ended with 30 securities changing hands and concluded with the prices of 12 stocks rising, the prices of 12 declining and six with prices remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 11.2 based on the ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,285,445 shares for  $6,026,625 compared to 2,441,975 units at $5,915,805 on Thursday.
Caribbean Flavours led trading with 23.4 percent of total volume with an exchange of 534,770 shares, followed by Caribbean Cream with 19.7 percent of the day’s trade or 450,118 units and Tropical Battery with 379,495 units for 16.6 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 76,182 units at $200,888 in contrast to 81,399 at $197,193 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 308,724 units at $666,787, in comparison to 328,102 units at $705,612 on Thursday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers after one stock ended at a 52 weeks’ low.
At the close of the market, Blue Power lost 2 cents to settle at $3.44 with investors switching 1,150 stock units, Caribbean Cream gained 44 cents and traded 450,118 units to end at $5.15, following the release of half-year results with profit doubling in the period with a 220 percent increase for the second quarter. Caribbean Flavours declined 6 cents to finish at $1.70, with 534,770 stock units passing through the market. Caribbean Producers advanced 16 cents to close at $2.36 with an exchange of 1,575 shares, Derrimon Trading rose 10 cents to end at $2.75 with 838 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh slipped 1 cent to 67 cents with investors transferring 8,332 stock units. Fontana rose 34 cents to finish at $4.99 with 61,670 units traded, Fosrich dropped 19 cents to settle at $3.20 with 10,568 units passing through the market, GWest Corporation rose 4 cents to close at 75 cents with an exchange of 77,447 shares. Indies Pharma fell 23 cents to end at $2.66 with 16,033 shares changing hands, ISP Finance jumped $5.95 to finish at $25.95 with investors switching ownership of 8,022 shares, Jamaican Teas lost 13 cents to settle at $4.86 with 123,392 stock units traded. Jetcon Corporation lost 7 cents to close at 80 cents with 92,849 shares passing through the market, Knutsford Express fell 10 cents to end at $6.75 with an exchange of 1,780 stocks, following the release of results showing a loss in the first quarter, Lasco Distributors slipped 2 cents to $3.15 with 632 units changing hands. Lasco Financial increased 3 cents to $2.08 with investors transferring 258 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing declined by 13 cents to settle at $3.45 with 2,000 stocks passing through the market, Limners and Bards advanced 7 cents to close at $2.67 with an exchange of 35,992 units. Mailpac Group advanced 3 cents, trading 351,137 units to end at $1.98, Main Event dropped 15 cents to finish at $3.25 with 710 stocks changing hands, Medical Disposables shed $1.23 to settle at $3.51 with investors switching ownership of 13,330 units. Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 68 cents to close at $5.55 with 14,100 stock units traded and Tropical Battery rose 1 cent to finish at $1.17 with 379,495 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000, 9.5% gained 4 cents to end at 99 cents with 2,315 units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE Main market in sharp jumps

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Rising Main Market stocks were near twice the number of declining ones when the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Friday, with the market rising with an exchange of 170 percent more shares than on Thursday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 5,779.51 points to 414,251.19 and the Main Index climbed 5,231.07 points to 377,798.93, while the JSE Financial Index rose 1.33 points to settle at 99.95.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands compared to 41 on Thursday and closed with the prices of 22 stocks rising, 13 declining and seven remaining unchanged. The average  PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.4 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of  31,504,153 shares for $135,860,726  compared to 11,653,516 units at $352,808,782 on Thursday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 77.8 percent of total volume, with 24.51 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 9 percent or 2.83 million units and Eppley Caribbean Property Fund with 3.4 percent as 1.06 million units passed through the market.
Trading ended with an average of 750,099 units changing hands at $3,234,779 for each security compared to an average of 284,232 shares at  $8,605,092 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 352,010  units at $5,921,197 for each security, in contrast to 316,587 units at $6,160,243. Trading month to date compares favorably to September’s average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments lost 49 cents to end at $92.01, with 250,373 shares crossing the exchange, Caribbean Cement climbed $3.30 to $48.30  trading 4,854 stock units, Eppley fell to $19.31, with a loss of $1.79, with 8,159 stock units passing through the market. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined by $3.83 to close at $45.67, with 1,060,981 shares crossing the exchange, First Rock Capital lost 30 cents to finish at $12.50 and cleared the market with 9,900 stock units, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.80 to settle at $26.90, in exchanging 1,810 units. Jamaica Producers gained 40 cents to close at $20.40 after clearing the market with 25,690 shares, Key Insurance rose 80 cents to $9.60 trading 48,771 shares, Kingston Wharves gained $1.85 to close at $46.85, with 122 units changing hands. Mayberry Investments picked up 30 cents to settle at $6, trading 35,400 shares, Palace Amusement dropped $50 in closing at $1,150, with a transfer of 53 units, Pan Jam Investment fell $1.95 to $68.05 after trading 6,373 stock units. Proven Investments gained $1.60 to end at $40.20 with an exchange of 1,944 stock units, Pulse Investments lost 49 cents in closing at $4.30, after the transfer of 497,426 shares, Sagicor Group rose $1.52 to end at $45.72, with 23,582 stock units changing hands. Scotia Group climbed $2.06 to $48.44, trading 127,877 shares, Seprod settled at $59, with gains of $2.02 with the transfer of 44,146 shares, Stanley Motta gained 35 cents to close at $5, in exchanging 22,854 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments finished 90 cents higher at $18.90, with 20,338 stock units crossing the market, Victoria Mutual Investments gained 46 cents to settle at $6 after exchanging 169,424 shares and Wisynco Group lost 39 cents to close at $16.11, trading 71,146 stock units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE Main Market drops

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Thursday with more stocks declining than rising after an exchange of 66 percent fewer shares than on Wednesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,341.04 points to 408,471.68, the Main Index fell 2,030.19 points to 372,567.86 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.60 points to settle at 98.62.
Trading ended with 41 securities changing hands compared to 45 on Wednesday and closed with the prices of 14 stocks rising, 16  declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio ended at 15.5 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 11,653,516 shares for $352,808,782 compared to  34,264,220 units at $1,811,637,449 on Wednesday. Scotia Group led trading by 24.9 percent of total volume, with 2.91 million shares, followed by Grace Kennedy with 17.2 percent or 2.01 million units, Wigton Windfarm with 10.5 percent market share or 1.23 million units and Transjamaican Highway, with 9.3 percent after closing with 1.08 million units changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 284,232 units changing hands at $8,605,092 for each traded security compared to an average of 761,427 shares at $40,258,610 on Wednesday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 316,587  units at $6,160,243 for each security, in contrast to 319,665 units at $5,927,670. Trading month to date compares well to September’s average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments gained 30 cents to settle at $92.50, after crossing the exchange with 88,414 shares, Berger Paints closed at $11.50, with gains of 39 cents in exchanging 2,556 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund advanced $6.35 to $49.50, in trading 5,305 units. First Rock Capital ended 30 cents higher at $12.80, in transferring 7,155 units, Jamaica Broilers Group declined by $2.10 to settle at $25.10, with investors swapping 7,974 units, Jamaica Producers rose 80 cents to end at $20, with 25,763 stock units crossing the exchange. Key Insurance shed 80 cents in closing at $8.80, trading 31,534 shares, Kingston Wharves gained 43 cents to finish at $45, in transferring 276 units, NCB Financial climbed $1.50 to settle at $137, with 40,366 shares changing hands. Proven Investments fell $1.55 to end at $38.60 trading 923 units, Sagicor Group  declined $1.52 to settle at $44.20, with 23,010 stock units crossing the exchange, Seprod closed 98 cents higher to $56.98 after 43,168 shares passed through the market. Supreme Ventures ended with gains of 67 cents as investors switched ownership of 11,609 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments shed $1 to end at $18, in exchanging 9,992 units, Victoria Mutual Investments lost 65 cents to settle at $5.54, with 33,186 stock units changing hands and Wisynco Group gained 49 cents to end at $16.50 trading 13,586 stock units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market slips a bit on Thursday

Trading remained fairly steady on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with Market Index slipping a mere 2.01 points to 2,491.71 despite stocks than rising stocks outdid falling ones three to one after 46 percent fewer shares traded than on Wednesday.
Trading ended with 30 securities changing hands versus 32 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 18 stocks rising, the prices of seven declining and five with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.7 based on the IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,441,975 shares for $5,915,805 compared to 4,500,883 units at $9,523,058 on Wednesday. Caribbean Flavour led trading with 36 percent of total volume for an exchange of 879,378 shares, followed by Tropical Battery with 15.4 percent of the day’s trade or 375,005 units and Jamaican Teas with 318,487 units for 13 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 81,399 units at $197,193 in contrast to 140,653 at $297,596 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 328,102 units at $705,612, in comparison to  350,530 units at $751,832 on Wednesday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market was negative for Friday’s trading, with five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and nine with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging lost 14 cents to settle at $1.86 after exchanging 11,664 shares, Blue Power climbed 40 cents to end at $3.46 with investors transferring 100 units, Caribbean Cream rose 1 cent to finish at $4.71 with 32,500 stocks passing through the market Caribbean Flavours shed 53 cents to close at $1.76 with the trading 879,378 stocks, Caribbean Producers gained 4 cents to settle at $2.20 with 100,000 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading advanced 9 cents to end at $2.65 with an exchange of,5,000 stock units. Elite Diagnostic fell 9 cents to finish at $3.05 with investors switching ownership of 2,050 shares, Express Catering jumped 35 cents to $3.90 with 120 units passing through the market,  Fontana dropped 30 cents to settle at $4.65 with 164,450 stock units traded. Fosrich advanced 19 cents to end at $3.39 with 300 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun rose 8 cents to finish at $4.89 with investors transferring 7,907 units, iCreate gained 6 cents to close at 72 cents with 42,657 shares passing through the market. Jamaican Teas rose 8 cents, with an exchange of 318,487 shares to settle at $4.99 Jetcon Corporation ended 2 cents higher at 87 cents with 20,005 stock units changing hands, KLE Group advanced 6 cents to finish at $1.42 with 1,250 stocks traded. Knutsford Express jumped $1.05 to close at $6.85 with investors switching ownership of 11,579 units, Lasco Financial lost 4 cents to settle at $2.05 with 7,944 shares passing through the market, Lasco Manufacturing increased 22 cents to end at $3.58 with an exchange of 32,849 shares. Limners and Bards fell 9 cents to finish at $2.60 with 85,853 units changing hands, Lumber Depot rose 1 cent, trading 108,529 stocks to close at $1.05, Mailpac Group finished 1 cent higher at $1.95 with investors transferring 58,758 stock units. Main Event advanced 14 cents to settle at $3.40 with an exchange of 17,963 units, Medical Disposables climbed 44 cents to end at $4.74 with 23,588 stock units passing through the market and tTech jumped 50 cents to $5.50 with 1,000 stock units crossing the exchange.

In the preference segment, CAC 2000 slipped 4 cents to close at 95 cents, with 7,737 stocks changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Barita & Eppley lead Main Market

Barita Investments and Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dominated trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Wednesday, accounting for more than 85 percent of the day’s volume, with the market indices rising strongly helped partially by Barita that closed at over $92.

Barita Investments headquarters

The Eppley’s trade represents shares issued to Seprod for the purchase of real estate, which the Seprod’s directors approved as a dividend payment in kind to its shareholders.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 4,994.49 points to 410,812.72, the Main Index climbed 4,377.44 points to 374,598.05 and the JSE Financial Index gained 1.52 points to settle at 99.22.
Trading ended with 45 securities changing hands similar to Tuesday and closed with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 16 declining and 14 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.2 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 140 percent more shares at twenty-three times the value on Tuesday. Trading ended with an exchange of 34,264,220 shares worth $1,811,637,449  compared to 14,290,519 units at $77,620,091  on Tuesday. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund led trading with 45.1 percent of total volume with 15.45 million shares, followed by Barita Investments with 35.4 percent as 12.14 million units passed through the market, Transjamaican Highway ended with 6 percent market share after 2.07 million units traded and Wigton Windfarm closed with 5.7 percent market share after 1.95 million units changed hands.
Trading ended with an average of 761,427 units changing hands at $40,258,610 for each security compared to an average of 317,567 shares at  $1,724,891 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 319,665  units at $5,927,670 for each security, in contrast to 268,164 units at $1,925,358. Trading month to date compares well to September’s average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 10 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments climbed $8.20 to close at $92.20 as investors switched ownership of 12,135,102 shares, Eppley shed 40 cents to settle at $21.10, with 26,977 stock units crossing the exchange, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund fell by $4.85 to $43.15, after trading 15,447,465 shares. Jamaica Broilers Group shed 30 cents, exchanging 15,596 stock units to end at $27.20, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $17.50, after losing 55 cents with 19,433 stock units changing hands, Key Insurance declined by $1.30 to end at $9.60, after crossing the market with 520,574 shares. Kingston Wharves climbed $4.55 to $44.57 in trading 744 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy advanced by $5 to $140, with a transfer of only one unit, NCB Financial gained 50 cents in closing at $135.50 in exchanging 12,048 units. Sagicor Group rose $1.61 to $45.72, with 15,464 units passing through the market, Scotia Group shed 33 cents trading 62,120 shares and closed at $46.41, Seprod climbed $2 to $56, in exchanging 14,820 units. Stanley Motta lost 35 cents to end at $4.65 after trading 11,537 units, Supreme Ventures slid 90 cents in closing at $14, with 32,582 units crossing the exchange and Victoria Mutual Investments gained 32 cents to finish at $6.19 after investors trading 58,707 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Rising JSE Main Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Tuesday with the market rising marginally after an exchange of 19 percent fewer shares, costing 57 percent less than on Monday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 389.54 points to 405,818.23, the Main Index gained 542.73 points to 370,220.61 and the JSE Financial Index added 0.73 points to settle at 97.70.
Trading ended with 45 securities changing hands compared to 43 on Monday and closed with the prices of 19 stocks rising, 16 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.3 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 14,290,519 shares for $77,620,091 compared to 17,736,805 units at $180,133,973 on Monday. Carreras led trading with 34 percent of total volume trading 4.86 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 22.7 percent for 3.24 million units, QWI Investments with 15 percent or 2.14 million units and Wigton Windfarm, with 10.8 percent for 1.54 million shares.
Trading ended with an average of 317,567 units changing hands at $1,724,891 for each security, in comparison to an average of 412,484 shares at  $4,189,162 on Monday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 268,164  units at $1,925,358 for each security, in contrast to 261,644 units at $1,951,813. Trading month to date compares well to September’s average of 265,170 units at  $3,271,625.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints fell by $1.38 to end at $11.11, with investors switching ownership of 552 shares, Caribbean Cement rose $1 to $45, with 1,708 units crossing the exchange, Eppley climbed $3.25 to $21.50, with investors swapping 3,785 shares. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund advanced by $6 to $48, clearing the market with 31 stock units, First Rock Capital gained 30 cents to end at $12.45, trading 1,744 units. Jamaica Producers lost 30 cents to settle at $19.20 trading 34,916 shares, Kingston Wharves declined $5.98 in closing at $40.02, in an exchange of 20,483 stock units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 45 cents to settle at $7.70, with a transfer of 2,000 units. NCB Financial advanced by $4.50 to $135 after 35,370 shares crossed the market, PanJam Investment rose $1.99 in exchanging 105 units at $70. Proven Investments closed at $40.20, after rising $2.19 with a transfer of 1,038 stock units, Salada Foods ended at $25.10, after losing $2.89 trading a mere 6 shares and Scotia Group fell $2.06 to settle at $46.74, in exchanging 9,318 stock units.
In the preference segmentEppley 8.75% preference share advanced $1 to $7.70, with investors switching ownership of 3,173 stock units and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference shares dropped $4 to end at $102 after exchanging 3 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market picks up on Tuesday

Caribbean Flavours, fresh from the ten to one stock split on Monday led trading on Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday as the price hit a new record high of $3 during the day, before settling slightly lower at the close.

Caribbean Flavours a Derrimon’s subsidiary

Trading ended with 31 securities changing hands compared to 33 on Monday and concluded with the prices of 11 stocks rising, 13 stocks declining and seven, with prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index carved out a gain of 14.36 points to settle at 2,491.16. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.4 based on the IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with investors expended $15,577,070  in chasing after  5,362,727 shares on Tuesday, 100 percent more than Monday’s 2,681,105 units at $8,677,248.
Caribbean Flavours led trading with 25.4 percent of total volume with an exchange of 1.36 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group with 24.3 percent of the day’s trade or 1.31 million units and  Fontana with 958,938 units for 17.9 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 172,991 units at $502,486 in contrast to 81,246 at $262,947 on
Monday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 373,067 units at $800,609, in comparison to 396,297 units at  $835,223 on Monday. Trading in September resulted in an average of 119,171 units at $249,355.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial shed $3.03 to end at $19.05 with investors switching ownership of 51,357 stock shares, AMG Packaging gained 14 cents to finish at $2 with an exchange of 54,082 units, Blue Power dropped 15 cents to settle at $3.40, with 5,692 shares passing through the market. Caribbean Cream gained 8 cents to close at $4.73 with 20,000 stocks changing hands, Caribbean Flavours advanced 55 cents and traded 1,362,694 units to end at a record close of $2.93, Caribbean Producers lost 9 cents to settle at $2.21 with investors transferring 9,987 stocks. Consolidated Bakeries finished 1 cent higher at $1.48 with 117 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic increased by 4 cents to close at $3.14 with 1,639 stocks passing through the market, Fontana rose 4 cents and exchanged 958,938 stock units to end at $4.99. Fosrich fell 24 cents to settle at $3.20 with investors switching ownership of 3,054 stock units, General Accident dropped 29 cents to finish at $6.40 with 5,490 shares traded, GWest Corporation shed 3 cents to close at 71 cents with 12,297 stock units passing through the market. Honey Bun slipped 1 cent to $4.89 with 5,370 stocks changing hands, Indies Pharma lost 5 cents to end at $2.70 with 68,155 units traded,  ISP Finance jumped $4.90 to $20 with an exchange of 1,000 units. Jetcon Corporation gained 6 cents to settle at 85 cents with investors switching ownership of 20,000 shares, Knutsford Express shed 39 cents to close at $6.49 with 430 stocks passing through the market, Lasco Distributors advanced 5 cents to end at $3.13 with 267,231 units changing hands. Lasco Financial fell 5 cents to settle at $2.05, with an exchange of 72,340 shares, Limners and Bards declined by 5 cents to finish at $2.60 with investors transferring 200,615 shares, Lumber Depot lost 8 cents to close at $1 with 92,152 stock units passing through the market. Mailpac Group rose 1 cent and traded 1,305,104 stock units to end at $1.95, Main Event dropped 49 cents to settle at $3.25 with 5,044 stock units changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies gained 2 cents to finish at $4.87 with 8,911 shares crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE Main market pulls back

Investors pumped in 239 percent more money into the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Monday, resulting in an exchange of 85 percent more shares crossing the exchange Friday and the market ended down after more stocks fell than gained.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined 1,413.26 points to end at 405,428.69, the Main Index dropped 1,717.05 points to 369,677.88 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.40 points to settle at 96.97.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands compared to 41 on Friday and closed with the prices of 16 stocks rising, 21 declining and six remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.3 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 17,736,805 shares for $180,133,973 compared to 9,609,776 units at $53,167,158 on Friday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 32.2 percent of total volume after trading 5.7 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 20.8 percent and 3.69 million units, Carreras closed with 12.5 percent market share for 2.22 million units. Sagicor Select Financial Fund pulled 8 percent of shares traded for 1.43 million shares and Pulse Investments closed with 7.2 percent after accounting for 1.29 million units.
Trading ended with an average of 412,484 units changing hands at $4,189,162 for each security,  versus an average of 234,385 shares at $1,296,760 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 261,644 units at $1,951,813 for each security, in contrast to 239,879 units at $1,628,974. September ended with an average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments climbed $4.50 to $84, after clearing the market with 426,207 shares, Berger Paints gained 49 cents to close at $12.49, in exchanging 1,810 units. Caribbean Cement declined by $4.50 to $44, with investors switching ownership of  701,044 shares, Eppley shed 75 cents to end at $18.25, in an exchange of 3,330 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund fell $7.70 to $42, after trading 530 units. Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.69 to $27.69, in an exchange of 69,276 shares, Jamaica Producers lost 40 cents after ending at $19.50 and trading 2,296 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange slipped 35 cents to close at $17.95, with investors swapping 83,936 shares. JMMB Group shed $1 to end at $29, with 157,471 shares crossing the market, Key Insurance rose $1.30 to $10.80, with 194,661 shares passing through the market, Kingston Wharves dropped $1 to $46, as investors swapped 3,334 units. Mayberry Investments lost 55 cents to end at $5.40, with 500 units changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities ended at $8.15, after gaining 40 cents with investors switching ownership of 223 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $34 to end at $135 trading 50 units. Palace Amusement dipped $175 to $1,200 in clearing the market with 13 units, PanJam Investment closed $2.49 lower at $68.01, in trading 264,228 shares, Proven Investments fell $1.78 to settle at $38.01, with 12,833 stock units passing through the market. Pulse Investments gained 41 cents in closing at $4.61 trading  1,285,098 shares, Sagicor Group lost 30 cents to end at $44.20, with investors swapping 8,665 stock units, Scotia Group gained 30 cents to close at $48.80, in exchanging 3,500 units. Seprod declined $1.50 to end at $54, trading 5,310 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments gained 31 cents to settle at $19.21 in an exchange of 6,011 stock units.
In the preference segment138 Student Living Preference shares climbed $1.03 to $7.91, with 72 units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.