Rising stocks beat decliners 2 to 1

Prices mostly rose on Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Thursday with slightly fewer shares trading than on Wednesday but with the value plunging 45 percent with fewer securities trading than the prior day.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index slipped just 210.35 points to 432,122.32, the Main Index eased 230.64 points to 394,215.74 and the JSE Financial Index edged 0.02 points lower to 103.42.
Trading ended with 38 securities changing hands compared to 42 on Wednesday and closed with the prices of 21 stocks rising 10 declining and seven remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with 12,009,747 shares changing hands for $182,824,365 compared to 12,512,087 units at $330,562,424 on Wednesday. Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 27.7 percent of total volume, after exchanging 3.32 million shares, followed by Sagicor Group with 18.1 percent of the day’s trade for 2.17 million units, Transjamaican Highway with 16.3 percent market share for 1.96 million units and Wisynco Group accounted for 14.6 percent with 1.75 million units changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 316,046 units changing hands at $4,811,167 for each security, compared to an average of 297,907 shares at $7,870,534 on Wednesday. Month to date average ends at 382,145 units for $6,945,430, in contrast to 385,494 units at $7,053,566 on Tuesday. October averaged 398,200 units at $4,622,532. 
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments lost 45 cents to end at $84.05, after trading 9,128 shares, Caribbean Cement dropped 50 cents to $59 after exchanging 5,685 units, Jamaica Broilers gained 85 cents in closing at $27.93, with 208,150 shares changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange finished at $18.62, after losing 38 cents and trading 232,575 shares, JMMB Group rose 65 cents to $33 in exchanging 54,100 units, Key Insurance lost 30 cents to end at $8.60 after transferring 12,009 stock units. Kingston Wharves climbed $2.75 to $48.45, with 1,375 shares changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities closed 36 cents higher at $8.15 in exchanging 12,000 stock units, NCB Financial climbed $2.50 to $148.50, with a transfer of 58,915 shares. Palace Amusement jumped $100 to $1,200 after an exchange of 34 units, PanJam Investment gained $1.05 to close at $68.15, trading 31,652 stock units, Proven Investments fell by $1.88 to $36.80 after switching ownership of 9,831 shares. Sagicor Group rose 89 cents to $51, with 2,172,115 shares changing hands and Supreme Ventures gained $1.52 to close at $18 trading 45,204 shares.

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

JSE main market index rising

The market indices raced to big gains of more than 5,000 points in the first hour of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Wednesday but gave up a few thousand points before ending trading up by more than 3,000 points, although declining stocks outnumbered rising ones, almost two to one.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 3,396.16 points to 432,332.67, the Main Index climbed 3,018.17 points to 394,446.38 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.33 points to settle at 103.44.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands compared to 45 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 24 declining and five remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ends at 15.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 73 percent fewer shares than on Tuesday as 12,512,087 shares traded for $330,562,424 compared to 46,789,600 units at $269,845,318 on Tuesday. Barita Investments led trading with 25.9 percent of total volume, after exchanging 3.24 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 19.4 percent of the day’s trade for 2.42 million units, Wigton Windfarm with 14.9 percent market share for 1.87 million units for 14.9 percent market share and QWI Investments accounted for 9.1 percent with 1.14 million units.
Trading averaged 297,907 units at $7,870,534 for each security, compared to 1,039,769 shares at $5,996,563 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date is 385,494 units at $7,053,566 for each security, compared to 390,690 units at $7,005,102 on Tuesday. October averaged 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints gained 65 cents to settle at $12.50, after exchanging 33,647 shares, Caribbean Cement lost $1.40 to close at $59.50, in trading 13,540 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined $4 to end at $40, with an exchange of 6,076 stock units. Grace Kennedy climbed $2.08 to $63.08, trading 47,479 shares, Jamaica Broilers shed 82 cents to $27.08 after swapping 36,110 shares, Jamaica Producers fell $1.71 to $20.03 after transferring 1,900 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 90 cents to end at $19, with an exchange of 13,464 stocks, JMMB Group lost 65 cents to end at $32.35, in clearing the market with 127,898 shares, Kingston Wharves declined $3.15 to $45.70 trading 17,400 stock units. Mayberry Investments fell $1.05 to $5.95 after exchanging 40,850 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed $11.99 to close at $150 after trading 292 units, NCB Financial gained 90 cents to end at $146, with 10,623 shares changing hands. Pan Jam Investment finished at $67.10, with gains of 60 cents after clearing the market with 18,832 units, Proven Investments lost 36 cents to settle at $38.68, with the swapping of 14,106 stock units, Pulse Investments ended at $4.58 after losing 31 cents and exchanging 443,745 shares. Salada Foods fell $1 to $28, in transferring 24,249 stock units, Scotia Group declined $1.71 to $45.14, in clearing the market with 11,685 units, Seprod shed 50 cents to settle at $64, with 1,163 stocks passing through the market. Sterling Investments gained 50 cents to end at $3.70, with the switching of 330 units, Supreme Ventures gained 48 cents to finish at $16.48 after trading 162,359 shares and Wisynco Group closed 49 cents higher at $16, with 437,353 stocks passing through the market.

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

JSE Main market in bull territory

In continuation of the early stage of a bull market, the All Jamaica Composite Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market jumped 4,847.95 points to close 420,161.81 on Tuesday, the highest close since the end of June when the index then closed at 420,735.55 points.

JSE all jamaica Composite index with bullish formation.

The move higher was telegraphed from September by one technical indicator and helped by some companies reporting attractive profits, for the September quarter.
In trading on Tuesday, rising stocks beat out falling ones by nearly five to one after an exchange of 96 percent more shares changing hands than on Monday, with a 46 percent increase in value.
At the close, the Main Index climbed 4,655.78 points to 383,551.04 and the JSE Financial Index rose 1.59 points to settle at 100.62.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands compared to 45 on Monday and closed with the prices of 23 stocks rising, five declining and 14 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 16 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading resulted in 13,931,581 shares for $189,778,108 changing hands up from 7,088,457 units at $129,315,419 on Monday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 42.1 percent of total volume after exchanging 5.86 million shares, followed by Carreras with 13.2 percent for 1.83 million units, Transjamaican Highway with 12.4 percent of the day’s trade for 1.73 million units and Grace Kennedy closing with 9.1 percent of the day’s volume after 1.27 million units changed hands.
Trading ended with an average of 331,704 units changing hands at $4,518,526 for each security compared to an average of 157,521 shares at $2,873,676 on Monday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 259,701 units at $4,135,150 for each security,in contrast to 253,170 units at $4,100,373. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
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 four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments rose to $84.80, with gains of 80 cents after trading 6,022 stock units, Caribbean Cement advanced by $1.01 to $59, in exchanging 9,327 stock units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $4.80 to $43.80, with 380 units changing hands, First Rock Capital gained 50 cents to settle at $12.50, with 1,864 units crossing the market, JMMB Group rose 39 cents to $31.89, trading 60,673 shares. Key Insurance declined $1 to close at $7.20, after exchanging 270,373 shares, Kingston Wharves fell $1.50 to $47, with an exchange of 758 units, Margaritaville advanced by $7.33 to close at a record $56.23 with 10 units changing hands. Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained 93 cents with 9,000 stock units passing through the market to end at $7.93, NCB Financial climbed $3.50 to $142 after 462,307 units changed hands, 138 Student Living declined by $1.38 to $3.51, with the swapping of one stock unit, Proven Investments shed 80 cents to end at $39 after trading 3,894 stocks. Scotia Group rose by $1.23 to $47.95 with 254 units changed hands, Seprod ended at $62.50, with gains of $1.75 after investors switched ownership of 19,669 stock units, Supreme Ventures finished 50 cents higher at $16, in trading 43,509 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments gained 30 cents to settle at $5.40, with 84,799 shares changing hands.

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

Another rising day for JSE Main Market

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The stock market indices continue to move higher at the end of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Monday after an exchange of 42 percent fewer shares with 36 percent less value than on Friday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 1,062.24 points to 415,313.86, the Main Index climbed 1,066.43 points to 378,895.26 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.34 points to settle at 99.03.
Trading ended with 45 securities changing hands compared to 41 on Friday and closed with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 20 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors traded 7,088,457 shares for $129,315,419 versus 12,184,860 units at $359,160,713 on Friday.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 22.9 percent of total volume after trading 1.62 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 15.2 percent for 1.08 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 9.2 percent for 654,201 shares.
Trading ends with an average of 157,521 units at $2,873,676 for each security, in comparison to an average of 297,192 shares at $8,760,017 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 253,170 units at $4,100,373 for each security, in contrast to 263,467 units at $4,232,434. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
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 three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments declined by $1.30 to end at $84, after crossing the market with 12,863 shares, Caribbean Cement climbed $4.98 to $57.99, exchanging 19,673 stock units, Eppley rose 53 cents to $19.50, in trading 3,208 units. First Rock Capital fell $1.25 to $12 after an exchange of 27,995 stock units, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.79 to $27.80, with 4,586 units passing through the market, Kingston Properties gained 48 cents to end at $7.48, in clearing the market with 857 units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed $15 to $150, after crossing the exchange with 10 units, NCB Financial climbed $4.50 to settle at $138.50, in trading 605,762 shares, Palace Amusement jumped $199.99 to $1,300 after trading 20 units. Sagicor Group closed at $48, with a loss of $1 with 20,399 stock units changing hands, Scotia Group carved out a loss of $1.43, in ending at $46.72, after 726 units cleared the market, Seprod declined $3.25 to $60.75 after exchanging 11,015 units. Stanley Motta gained 45 cents to close at $5.60, with 380 units changing hands, Supreme Ventures lost 47 cents to close at $15.50 after exchanging 99,556 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments shed 58 cents in closing at $5.10, with 487,968 shares crossing the exchange.

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

More money chased JSE Main Market stocks

Investors expended 56 percent more money from a moderately lower volume of stocks than Thursday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market trading on Friday. The market declining after prices of 13 stocks rose, 18 declined and 10 remained unchanged.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index shed 1,633.76 points to 414,251.62, the Main Index declined by 1,510.85 points to 377,828.83 and the JSE Financial Index slipped just 0.01 point to settle at 99.37. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed, with 41 securities changing hands compared to 40 on Thursday, resulting in an exchange of 12,184,860 shares for $359,160,713 compared to 12,814,652 units at $230,585,736 on Thursday. JMMB Group led trading with 25.1 percent of total volume after an exchange of 3.06 million shares, followed by Kingston Wharves with 24.6 percent or 3 million units, Wigton Windfarm with 12 percent for 1.46 million units and Grace Kennedy with 11.9 percent after closing with 1.44 million shares changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 297,192 units changing hands at $8,760,017 for each security, versus an average of 320,366 shares at $5,764,643 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 263,467 units at $4,232,434 for each security, in contrast to 259,799 units at $3,740,044 on Thursday. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, 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.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments gained $1.30 in closing at $85.30, in exchanging 42,500 shares, First Rock Capital rose 85 cents to end at $13.25, with the trading of 1,602 units, Jamaica Broilers fell $1.94 to close at $26.01, after the trading of 14,758 stock units. Kingston Wharves lost 35 cents to end at $48.40, with 3,002,991 shares changing hands, Mayberry Investments closed 59 cents lower at $5.50 after trading 10,311 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $5 in closing at $135 after clearing the market with 3,413 units. Palace Amusement declined $145.12 to end at $1,100.01, with 20 units crossing the exchange, Pan Jam Investment shed 51 cents to settle at $61 while trading 7,280 units, Portland JSX finished at $8, with a loss of 99 cents and 1,813 units trading. Proven Investments climbed $3.39 to $39.89 and finishing with an exchange of 38,609 shares, Sagicor Group fell $1 to $49 after 35,711 shares crossed the market, Scotia Group gained 40 cents to close at $48.15 trading 312,940 shares and Seprod ended 50 cents higher at $64, with an exchange of 12,704 stock units.

 

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

Modest fall for JSE Main Market

Price changes were mostly lower at the end of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market at the close on Wednesday, resulting in the market slipping after an exchange of 216 percent more shares than on Tuesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index lost 18.27 points and closed at 413,014.37, the Main Index shed 21.33 points to 376,752.06, but the JSE Financial Index gained 0.17 points to settle at 98.33.
A total of 43 securities traded compared to 39 on Tuesday, with 14 stocks rising, 20 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 24,745,227 shares for $212,755,395 compared to 7,825,111 units at $108,303,727 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 75.5 percent of total volume for 18.68 million shares, followed by Grace Kennedy 9.8 percent, with 2.41 million units and Transjamaican Highway with 3.8 percent or 929,276 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 575,470 units changing hands at $4,947,800 for each security, compared to 200,644 shares at $2,777,019 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date ends at 252,610 units at $3,499,735 for each security, in contrast to 205,389 units at $3,287,944. Trading month to date continues to compare adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments fell $2.53 to $82.47 in trading 239,086 shares, Caribbean Cement advanced $1.94 to $54.94, with an exchange of 8,748 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund shed 50 cents to close at $39, after trading 420 stock units. Jamaica Broilers ended at $25.15, after losing $2.79 with 107,363 shares crossing the market, Kingston Properties gained 49 cents to close at $7.47, with investors trading 100 units, Kingston Wharves rose $2.25 to $48.95 after clearing the market with 3,837 units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained 42 cents to close at $7.50, with 77,364 shares changing hands, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dipped $8, in ending at $142 with the trading of 382 units, Pan Jam Investment gained 99 cents to close at $63.99, in trading 3,719 units. Proven Investments declined $2.43 to $36.07, with 4,000 units crossing the exchange, Salada Foods fell $1.90 to $26.39, after an exchange of just one tock unit, Scotia Group advanced $1.39 to $46, with the swapping of 159,766 shares. Seprod dropped $2 to $62 in exchanging 9,908 stock units, Supreme Ventures rose 44 cents to close at $15.89 trading 38,592 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 45 cents in closing at $17, with a transfer of 42,707 shares.

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

JSE Main Market on the rise

Following strong gains on Monday, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market put in another solid performance on Tuesday, with the market rising after rising stocks were edged out by declining ones as investors exchanged 36 percent fewer shares than on Monday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 1,231.88 points to 413,032.64, the Main Index climbed 1,081.30 points to 376,773.39 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.07 points to settle at 98.16.
Trading ended with 39 securities changing hands compared to 40 on Monday and closed with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 15 declining and 11 unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 7,825,111 shares for $108,303,727 compared to 12,225,817 units at $173,057,044 on Monday. Trading was led by QWI Investments, accounting for 29.8 percent of the volume, with 2.33 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway 23.5 percent, with 1.84 million units and Seprod with 10.6 percent or 831,954 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 200,644 units at $2,777,019 for each security, in comparison to an average of 305,645 shares at $4,326,426 on Monday. The average trade for November to date ends with 205,389 units at $3,287,944 for each security, in contrast to 206,115 units at $3,366,085. Trading month to date continues to compare adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments fell $1 to $85, with investors swapping 185,409 shares, Berger Paints gained 44 cents to close at $11.85, with 1,300 units changing hands. First Rock Capital closed at $12.50, after losing $1.43 and trading 46,329 stock units, Jamaica Broilers climbed $2.79 to $27.94, with an exchange of 8,766 shares, Jamaica Producers gained 57 cents in closing at $21.75, with a transfer of 235,267 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange settled at $18.48, with gains of 67 cents after crossing the market with 11,465 stock units, Kingston Wharves declined $2.25 to $46.70, trading 532 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 42 cents to settle at $7.08, in trading 2,997 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy gained $1.50 to $150, with 1,360 units changing hands, 138 Student Living rose 75 cents to $4.60, in exchanging 30 shares, Pan Jam Investment shed 95 cents and ended at $63, with 13,491 stock units crossing the exchange, Proven Investments gained 50 cents to close at $38.50, with investors swapping 20,539 stock units and Wisynco Group lost 50 cents to finish at $15, after exchanging 115,122 shares.

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

Main Market ends with healthy gains

Stock prices surged sharply on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended, with the All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 7,638.87 points to 411,800.76, the Main Index shot up by 6,954.16 points to 375,692.09, while the JSE Financial Index gained 2.23 points to settle at 98.23.
Trading ended with 40 securities changing hands compared to 44 on Friday and closed with the prices of 16 stocks rising, 14 declining and 10 ending unchanged. The average PE Ratio ends at 15.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with an exchange of 12,225,817 shares changing hands for $173,057,044 compared to 12,817,056 units at $399,677,339 on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 24.7 percent of the total volume of 3.02 million shares, followed by Sagicor Group at 22 percent with 2.69 million units and QWI Investments with 21.5 percent for 2.63 million shares and Carreras 8.4 percent with 1.03 million units.
Trading ended with an average of 305,645 units changing hands at $4,326,426 for each security, compared to an average of 291,297 shares at $9,083,576 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 206,115 units at $3,366,085 for each security, in contrast to 187,598 units at $3,187,417 to Friday. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
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 two with lower offers.
At the close of the market,  Barita Investments rose $1 in closing at $86, with 19,973 stock units passing through the market, Berger Paints shed 43 cents to end at $11.41 as investors swapped 40 units. Caribbean Cement advanced $1 to $53 in trading 14,772 stock units, Eppley gained $1 to settle at $19, with investors trading 10,065 units, First Rock Capital gained 73 cents trading 47,343 shares to close at $13.93. Jamaica Broilers fell $1.35 to $25.15, with an exchange of 219,898 shares, Jamaica Producers rose $1.58 to $21.18 trading 10,972 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 64 cents to settle at $17.81, with 8,699 units crossing the market Kingston Wharves advanced $3.38 to $48.95, after clearing the market with 4,517 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed $7.50 to settle at $148.50, in trading 100 units, 138 Student Living declined $1.04 to $3.85 after 9,491 units crossed the market, Proven Investments fell $1.80 to $38, in an exchange of 3,097 units. Sagicor Group climbed $6 to $48, with 2,694,651 shares changing hands, Seprod advanced $3.96 in closing at $63.96, with investors swapping 2,790 units and Supreme Ventures gained 50 cents exchanging 38,023 shares to close at $15.50.

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

JSE Main Market falls

More stocks rose on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Friday. Still, the market declined after an exchange of 47 percent more shares, with the value rising 299 percent than on Thursday as Grace Kennedy traded over 6 million shares following the release of strong nine-month results.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,132.01 points to 404,161.89, the Main Index fell by 1,989.11 points to 368,737.93 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.05 points to settle at 96.00.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands compared to 39 on Thursday and closed with the prices of 19 stocks rising, 13 declining and 12 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with an exchange of 12,817,056 shares for $399,677,339 compared to 8,721,796 units at $100,130,455 on Thursday. Grace Kennedy led the market with 48.4 percent of total volume after trading 6.20 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 13.4 percent or 1.72 million units and QWI Investments with 10.8 percent and 1.39 million shares and Wisynco Group with 8.2 percent for 1.05 million units changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 291,297 units changing hands at $9,083,576 for each security, compared to an average of 223,636 shares at $2,567,448 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 187,598 units at $3,187,417 for each security, in contrast to 160,915 units at $1,670,277 on Thursday. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments climbed $2 to end at $85, after crossing the market with 94,707 shares, Caribbean Cement fell by $2.20 to $52, with an exchange of 1,809 units, Eppley gained 65 cents in closing at $18 trading 3,976 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $1.50 to settle at $39.50, with 1,851 units changing hands, First Rock Capital shed 60 cents with an exchange of 105,982 shares and closed at $13.20, Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents trading 42,059 stock units to settle at $26.50. Jamaica Producers declined by $1.40 to close at $19.60, with 2,689 units passing through the market, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 85 cents in closing at $18.45, in exchanging 1,200 units, JMMB Group climbed $1.85 to end at $31.90, in trading 34,829 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $9 to close at $141, in exchanging100 units, NCB Financial finished at $133.90, with gains of 30 cents after an exchange of 22,786 stock units, PanJam Investment rose 95 cents to end at $63.95, with the trading of 632 units. Portland JSX lost 97 cents ending at $8.99, with a transfer of 36,015 stock units, Proven Investments advanced $4.80 to settle at $39.80, with 3,440 stock units crossing the exchange, Sagicor Group fell $2 to end at $42 and clearing the market with 13,510 units. Scotia Group rose 80 cents in closing at $45, with an exchange of 3,820 units, Seprod declined by $4 to end at $60, with 17,581 stock units passing through the market, Stanley Motta gained 85 cents to settle at $5.50, after exchanging 107 units and Victoria Mutual Investments lost 40 cents to close at $5.35 after trading 26,384 stock units.

In the preference segment, JMMB Group 7% gained 31 cents to close at $1.65 after exchanging 603 units.

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

Points dropped by JSE Main Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Thursday, with the market declining after more stocks fell than rose after an exchange of 5 percent more shares than on Wednesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,323.05 points to 406,293.9, the Main Index lost 1,996.58 points to 370,727.04 and the JSE Financial Index shed 1.32 points to settle at 96.05.
Trading ended with 39 securities changing hands compared to 43 on Wednesday and closed with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 17 declining and seven remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio of the market averaged 15.3 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 8,721,796 shares for $100,130,455 compared to 8,293,470 units at $64,608,613 on Wednesday. QWI Investments led trading with 36.9 percent of total volume with 3.22 million shares, followed by Sagicor Group with 16.1 percent after the trading 1.41 million units and Transjamaican Highway with 10.5 percent for 914,618 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 223,636 units changing hands at $2,567,448 for each security, in comparison to an average of 192,871 shares at $1,502,526 on Wednesday. The average trade for the month to date ends at 160,915 units at $1,670,277, in contrast to 142,384 units at $1,405,203. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
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 shed $1.99 to end at $83, in trading 104,169 shares, Eppley fell $1.77 to $17.35 after transferring 1,400 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $3 to settle at $41, with investors swapping 3,602 units, First Rock Capital lost 90 cents to end at $13.80, with 59,747 shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers gained 40 cents to settle at $27, after trading 8,851 stock units. Jamaica Producers closed $1 higher at $21, in exchange for 500 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 40 cents to end at $17.60, with 3,292 units passing through the market, JMMB Group lost  $1.20 to settle at $30.05, in an exchange of 28,095 stock units. Mayberry Investments rose 58 cents to $6.09, with investors switching ownership of 583 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed $9.99 to settle at $150, with 552 units crossing the market, NCB Financial finished 50 cents lower at $133.60, with an exchange of 19,267 stock units. 138 Student Living gained 39 cents and settled at $4.89, with an exchange of 25 units, Palace Amusement dropped $300 to close a 52 weeks’ low of $1,000 after exchanging 54 units, Pan Jam Investment gained 50 cents to close at $63 trading 6,931 stock units, Proven Investments fell $4.99 in closing at $35, with investors switching ownership of 5,202 units. Scotia Group shed 80 cents to end at $44.20 after trading 6,910 units Seprod climbed $2.30 to close at $64, with a transfer of 12,400 stock units and Wisynco Group shed 70 cents after ending at $15.20, with 727,281 shares changing hands.

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