Trading levels dip for Junior Market

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped back sharply on Thursday from the elevated levels on Wednesday.  
The market closed with 21 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 601,551 units valued at $2,159,981, compared to 9,928,768 units valued at $27,422,845 on Wednesday from trading in 16 stocks. GWest Corporation traded at an all-time low of $1.30, down from $2,50 when it listed in December 2017.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 8 declined and 6 remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index advanced by 0.63 points to close at 3,121.44.
Trading ended with an average of 28,645 units for an average of $102,856 in contrast to 620,548 units for an average of $1,713,928 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 245,207 units at a value of $1,397,711, versus 271,046 units at a value of $1,552,211, previously. November, ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling price and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activity, Access Financial closed with a loss of $3 at $47.50, in trading a mere 250 shares, CAC 2000 ended at $16.90, with an exchange of 7,197 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 5 cents at $5.25, with 2,500 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers finished trading at $5.35, with an exchange of 2,500 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 3 cents at $2, while 100,000 shares were traded. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 15 cents at $2.55, with 5,500 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic finished 13 cents higher at $3, with an exchange of 1,500 stock units, Everything Fresh recovered from the low it fell to on Wednesday, as it gained 20 cents in trading just 890 shares to close at $1.21. Eppley settled at $9, with an exchange of 765 units, FosRich Group traded 20,768 shares at $3.79,  General Accident finished trading of 1,301 shares, with a loss of 45 cents to end at $3.30,  GWest Corporation lost 15 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.30, with an exchange of 27,000 stock units, Honey Bun  ended 30 cents higher at $3.80, with 1,310 units changing hands, Indies Pharma  traded 122,376 shares to close at $3.10,  Iron Rock  concluded trading of 14,256 shares for a rise of 70 cents to $4.40. Jamaican Teas settled at $3.70, with an exchange of 2,793 shares, Knutsford Express  closed 10 cents higher at $10.50, with 1,797 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors  ended 10 cents higher at $3.90, in trading 262,985 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading 80 cents higher at $4.90, with 10,947 stock units. Main Event settled with a loss of 1 cent at $6, with 12,654 shares changing hands and Stationery and Office finished trading 2,262 stock units with a loss of 25 cents to end at $8.55.

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

Derrimon Trading holds up Junior Market

Derrimon Trading exchanged 9.5m shares.


Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange remained elevated on Wednesday as 9.5 million Derrimon Trading shares traded, resulting in 9,928,768 units valued at $27,422,845 compared to 17,273,967 units valued at $179,531,161 on Tuesday.
At the close of market activities only 16 securities changed hands versus 17 on Tuesday with the prices of 3 securities advancing, 10 declining and 3 remaining unchanged and Everything Fresh falling to the lowest level at $1.01, since listing earlier in the year at $2.50. Kuntsford Express traded down to a 52 weeks’ low of $10.40.
Trading activity resulted in the Junior Market Index declining by 10.45 points, to close at 3,120.81.
Trading ended with an average of 620,548 units for an average of $1,713,928 in contrast to 1,016,116 units for an average of $10,560,656 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 271,046 units at a value of $1,552,211, versus 236,096 units at a value of $1,536,039, previously. November, ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling price and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activity, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 10 cents at $1.70, with 9,585 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading 29,650 shares at $5.30, Caribbean Producers traded 894 units at $5.35, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 12 cents at $2.03, with an exchange of 1,000 shares, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.70, with 9,514,600 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove concluded trading $1.25 higher at $17, in exchanging 511 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 13 cents at $2.87, trading 15,702 stock units, Everything Fresh fell to the lowest level since listing earlier in the year, at $2.50 in trading 30,977 shares with a loss of 27 cents to close at an all-time low of $1.01,  Express Catering ended trading of 181,412 shares with a loss of 30 cents at $7.70, FosRich Group traded 51,855 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $3.79. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 5 cents at $1.45, in trading 10,000 stock units, Indies Pharma traded 49,397 shares and lost 3 cents to close at $3.10, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 8 cents at $3.70, with 16,080 shares traded, KLE Group finished trading 10 cents higher at $3.20, with an exchange ofn 5,000 shares, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 20 cents at $10.40, with 5,772 shares traded and Main Event settled 1 cent higher at $6.01, with 6,333 shares changing hands.

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

Junior Market trading levels plunge

Junior market volume contracts.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped to just 457,558 units valued at $1,689,604 compared to 990,418 units valued at $3,442,516 on Friday as 27 securities changing hands versus 23 on Friday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 9 securities advanced, 7 declined and 8 remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index declined by 30.50 points to close at 3,148.5. Everything Fresh crashed to a new low at the close with no bill posted to buy at the close.
Trading ended with an average of just 16,947 units for an average of $62,578 in contrast to 43,062 units for an average of $149,675 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 143,367 units at a value of $463,182, versus 172,792 units at a value of $556,427, previously. November, ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows23 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
 At the close of the market activity, Access Financial closed at $50.50, with 150 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended 15 cents higher at $1.85, with 5,200 stock units being traded, CAC 2000 finished at $16.90, with an exchange of 5,000 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $15 trading of 1,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 28,848 shares with a loss of 70 cents at $5.30. Caribbean Producers finished trading just 300 units for 9 cents higher at $5.44, Derrimon Trading rose 5 cents to $2.70, with 25,539 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic finished 13 cents higher at $3, with an exchange of 75,051 stock units, Everything Fresh traded 53,250 shares after dropping 37 cents to close at an all-time low of $1.30, Express Catering ended trading of 3,212 shares with a loss of 30 cents at $7.70. FosRich Group traded 22,511 shares 20 cents higher at $3.80, General Accident finished trading at $3.75, with 763 shares changing hands, Honey Bun ended at $3.80, and ended trading 11,500 units, Indies Pharma traded 66,038 shares and rose just 1 cent to close at $3.16, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with 26,409 stock units having gained 8 cents to $3.40,  Key Insurance traded just 182 units with a loss of 3 cents at $4.95, KLE Group finished trading with 543 shares for 10 cents higher at $3.10, Knutsford Express closed at $11.50, while swapping just 350 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 20 cents higher at $3.90, with 93,058 shares traded. Lasco Financial concluded trading with 2,000 stock units and lost 5 cents to close at $4.10, Lasco Manufacturing finished trading with 8,100 units but lost 29 cents to close at $3.16, Main Event settled with a loss of 50 cents at $6, in exchanging 4,329 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading with 5,063 shares at $6.40. Paramount Trading lost 43 cents to close at $2.52, with 741 shares traded, SSL Venture Capital traded 2,590 shares after gaining 1 cent to close at $1.82, Stationery and Office finished trading 30 cents higher at $8.80, with 15,270 stock units trading and tTech ended at $5.19, with 561 shares changing hands.

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

 

Scotia & Grace out of IC Top 10

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The Jamaican stock market saw quite a bit of volatility during the past week resulting from some sharp price movement of some stocks.
The pullback could well be that the market will soon be entering the period when institutional investors are likely to enter the market to reposition their portfolio ahead of the start of the new years and could result in a usual Santa Claus rally starting around the middle of the month.
In the end Lasco Financial came under selling pressure and close the week at $4.15 to reenter the TOP 10 list of the Junior Market and displaced Jamaican Teas TOP 10 last week. In the main market TOP 10 two changes took place with Sagicor Group having fallen to $41 and JMMB Group trading at $34 replacing Scotia Group that reported poor fourth quarter results and declining in price from the $60 region of the previous week to close at $54.05 while Grace Kennedy moved up in price and the earnings per share has been adjusted to $4.80 from $5.30 the combination of which pushed them from the TOP list.  
The main market closed the week with the overall PE remains at 15.6, the PE of the Junior market remains at 15.9. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 8.8 and the main market PE is now 9.9. The top Junior market stocks are selling at a discount of 13 percent to those of the main market stocks even as the overall average PE for both markets are almost equal. This is an indication that there may be more gains to be had from these Junior Market stocks than those in the main market.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 45 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks but it’s a third of what the average PE for the year is likely to be of 20 times earnings. The main market stocks trade at a discount of 39 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Stocks are selected based on projected earnings for each company’s current fiscal year. Based on an assumed PE for each, the likely gains are determined and then ranked, with the stocks with the highest potential gains ranked first followed by the rest, in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis based on new information received that can result in changes in and out of the list as well.

Modest Junior Market trading on Friday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange was modest on Friday with just 60 percent of Thursday’s volume on and just 37 percent of the value.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 990,418 units valued at $3,442,516 compared to 1,715,859 units valued at $9,303,423 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 43,062 units for an average of $149,675 in contrast to 74,603 units for an average of $404,497 on Thursday.
The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 172,792 units at a value of $556,427, versus 204,876 units at a value of $657,021, previously. November, ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 for each security traded.
The market Index rose 10.84 points to close at 3,179.06 after 7 securities advanced, 7 declined, while 9 remained unchanged as 23 securities changing hands versus 23 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 7 with lower offers.
 At the close of the market activity, AMG Packaging ended trading with 22,000 stock units, at $1.70, Blue Power concluded trading of 5,000 units at $5.45, CAC 2000 closed at $16.90, trading 5,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 1,000 shares with a rise of 70 cents to close at $6, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $5.35, with 42,624 units changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2.15, with 181,111 shares switching owners, Everything Fresh traded 236,237 shares after gaining 9 cents to close at $1.67, Express Catering ended trading with 67,753 shares after rising 40 cents higher to $8, FosRich Group traded at $3.60, with an exchange of 36,824 shares, General Accident finished trading of 2,000 shares at $3.75. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 5 cents at $1.50, with 6,782 stock units, Honey Bun ended 28 cents higher at $3.80, with 10,390 units, Indies Pharma traded 84,004 shares to close at $3.15, Iron Rock concluded trading 20 cents higher at $3.70, with 5,000 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas settled 8 cents higher at $3.78, with an exchange of 24,862 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 8 cents at $3.32, with 10,000 stock units changing hands, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 13 cents at $11.50 and ended trading 1,000 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 20 cents at $3.70, and finished trading 166,901 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 5,743 stock units and rose 15 cents higher to $4.15. Lasco Manufacturing finished trading 200 units at $3.45, Main Event settled at $6.50, in exchanging 17,000 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading of 50,000 shares with a loss of 10 cents at $6.40 and Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 45 cents at $8.50, with 8,987 stock units changing hands.

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

Junior Market inched higher – Thursday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with a miniscule increase in the Index of 2.46 points to 3,168.22 after 11 securities advanced, 5 declined, while 7 remained unchanged as 23 securities changed hands versus 23 on Wednesday.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 1,715,859 units valued at $9,303,423 compared to 5,429,367 units valued at $18,378,072 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 74,603 units for an average of $404,497 in contrast to 236,059 units for an average of $799,047 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 204,876 units at a value of $657,021, versus 247,680 units $739,994, previously. November, ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market activity, AMG Packaging ended 10 cents higher at $1.70, with 45,300 stock units changing hands, Cargo Handlers settled at $15, trading 8,130 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading of 4,784 units, at $5.40, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2.15, trading 2,000 shares, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.65, with an exchange of 111,364 shares. Elite Diagnostic finished trading with 15,140 stock units and rose 2 cents to $2.87, Eppley settled at $9, in exchanging 385 units, Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 20 cents at $7.60, with 14,000 shares, FosRich Group traded 5,200 shares with a loss of 40 cents at $3.60. General Accident finished trading 25 cents higher at $3.75, with 64,860 shares, GWest Corporation closed 10 cents higher at $1.55, with 10,000 stock units trading, Indies Pharma traded 411,391 shares and gained 3 cents to close at $3.15, Jamaican Teas settled at $3.70, while exchanging 42,931 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 4,700 stock units for 40 cents higher at $3.40. Key Insurance  traded 14,900 units, with a loss of 2 cents at $4.98, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 10 cents at $3.90, exchanging 3,000 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with 166,552 stock units, 20 cents higher at $4, Lasco Manufacturing finished 15 cents higher at $3.45, with 117,500 units. Main Event settled at $6.50, trading 1,129 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading 51,500 shares and gained 30 cents to close at $6.50, Paramount Trading closed with a loss of 2 cents at $2.95, in an exchange of 6,906 shares, SSL Venture Capital traded 15,798 shares and added just 1 cent to end at $1.80 and Stationery and Office finished trading 30 cents higher at $8.95, with 598,389 stock units changing hands.

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

4 Junior Market stocks at 52 weeks’ lows – Wednesday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday with a fall in the Index of 31.26 points to 3,165.76 after 6 securities advanced, 10 declined including 4 closing at 52 weeks lows, while 7 remained unchanged as 23 securities changing hands versus 26 on Tuesday.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 5,429,367 units valued at $18,378,072 compared to 2,263,347 units valued at $12,188,607 trading on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 236,059 units for an average of $799,047 in contrast to 87,052 units for an average of $468,793 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 247,680 units $739,994, versus 253,366 units valued at $711,095, previously. November, ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 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 bids higher than their last selling prices and just 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market activity, Access Financial closed at $50.50, in exchanging 7,800 shares, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 22 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.60, with 456,962 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers finished trading 35,850 units, and rose 10 cents to $5.40, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 5 cents at $2.15, in exchanging 60,165 shares, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.65, with 149,161 shares trading. Eppley settled $9 higher at $9, with a swapping of 2,491 units, Everything Fresh traded 145,093 shares after declining 2 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.48, Express Catering ended trading with 14,090 shares and gained 30 cents to close at $7.80, FosRich Group traded 11,862 shares, with a loss of 7 cents in ending at $4, General Accident finished trading of 1,588,279 shares with a loss of 13 cents to close at $3.50. GWest Corporation closed at $1.45, with 3,000 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun climbed 42 cents higher at $3.52, with an exchange of 1,282,416 units, Indies Pharma traded 41,622 shares and gained 6 cents to close at $3.12, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70, in trading 150,700 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading of 1,230 stock units with a loss of 90 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $3. KLE Group finished trading with a loss of 50 cents at $3, in the swapping of 25,608 shares, Knutsford Express closed 12 cents higher at $11.63, trading 4,000 shares, Lasco Distributors ended at $4, with 71,830 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 107,277 stock units with a loss of 20 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.80. Lasco Manufacturing finished trading of 1,214,100 units at $3.30, Main Event settled at $6.50, with 2,000 shares being exchanged, SSL Venture Capital traded 12,000 shares to end at $1.80 and Stationery and Office finished trading 41,831 stock units with a rise of $1.30 to $8.65.

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

8 Junior Market stocks rise 11 fall – Tuesday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with 26 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,263,347 units valued at $12,188,607 compared to 9,644,867 units valued at $21,232,867 from 21 securities trading on Monday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 8 securities advanced, 11 declined and 7 remained unchanged resulting in the Junior Market Index advanced 19.79 points to close at 3,197.02. at the close 1 security traded at a 52 weeks’ high and two ended at 52 weeks’ lows.
Trading ended with an average of 87,052 units for an average of $468,793 in contrast to 459,279 units for an average of $1,011,089 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 253,366 units valued at $711,095. November, ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 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 bids higher than their last selling prices and just 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $50.50, with 257 shares traded, Blue Power concluded trading of 2,000 units at $5.45, Cargo Handlers limbed $1 higher to $15, with an exchange of 34,600 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 20,800 shares at $5.30, Caribbean Producers finished trading 1,300 units and declined of 10 cents to close at $5.30,  Consolidated Bakeries closed 6 cents higher at $2.20, with 21,000 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended trading with 216,900 shares and fell 10 cents to close at $2.70,  Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 173,947 shares gained and 75 cents to end at $15.75, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 27 cents at $2.85, with an exchange of 42,256 stock units. Everything Fresh traded 59,127 shares after declining 5 cents to close at $1.50, Express Catering settled with a loss of 25 cents at $7.50, exchanging 26,208 units, FosRich Group ended trading of 15,985 shares and rose 2 cents to $4.07, General Accident traded 2,500 shares at $3.63, GWest Corporation finished trading 10,000 shares with a loss of 10 cents in closing at an all-time low of $1.45. Indies Pharma traded 82,620 shares and fell 4 cents to close at $3.06, Jamaican Teas finished trading of 161,257 shares at $3.80, Jetcon Corporation settled with a loss of 9 cents at $3.90, exchanging 38,461 shares, Key Insurance jumped 50 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $5, with 1,027,000 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors closed at $4, with 126,190 shares trading. Lasco Financial dropped 80 cents to $4, with 109,306 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing concluded trading at $3.30, with an exchange of 49,680 stock units, Main Event finished 15 cents higher at $6.50, trading 2,832 units, Paramount Trading  ended trading 500 shares and jumped 77 cents to $2.97. SSL Venture Capital rose 6 cents in trading 2,000 shares to end at $1.80, Stationery and Office traded with a loss of 85 cents at $7.35, with 36,521 shares and tTech closed 8 cents higher at $5.19, with 100 units changing hands.

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

 

Trading climbs on Junior Market on Monday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with 21 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 9,644,867 units valued at $21,232,867 compared to 4,790,864 units valued at $10,989,252 from 26 securities trading on Friday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 7 declined and 7 remained unchanged resulting in the Junior Market Index declining by 5.10 points to close at 3,177.23.
Trading ended with an average of 459,279 units for an average of $1,011,089 in contrast to 184,264 units for an average of $422,664 on Friday. November ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 1 with a lower offer.
 At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $50.50, trading 380 shares, AMG Packaging ended 2 cents higher at $1.82, with 12,927 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading 11,455 shares, at $5.30, Caribbean Producers finished trading with 2,600 units and rose 5 cents higher to $5.40, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.80, in exchanging 6,215 shares. Elite Diagnostic gained 1 cent to end at $3.12, with 1,200 stock units changing hands, Express Catering ended trading with 4,380 shares after rising 65 cents to close at $7.75, General Accident closed 13 cents higher at $3.63, with 2,000 shares trading, Indies Pharma traded 20,690 shares to close at $3.10, Jamaican Teas settled at $3.80, with 160,698 shares changing hands. Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $3.99, with an exchange of 5,000 stock units, Key Insurance traded 1,071,023 units and rose 35 cents to $4.50, Lasco Distributors ended 20 cents higher at $4, with an exchange of 3,700 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 31,600 stock units with a loss of 20 cents at $4.80. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.30, trading 33,300 units, Main Event settled with a loss of 10 cents at $6.35, with an exchange of 6,313 shares, SSL Venture Capital lost 2 cents in trading 6 million shares to end at $1.74, Stationery and Office finished trading 210 stock units with a loss of 32 cents down to $8.20, Sweet River closed at $3.50, with 100 units changing hands and tTech fell 19 cents to $5.11, with the trading of 902 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading 9% ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.10, with 2,270,174 stock units trading.

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

Scotia & Stanley Motta now in IC Top 10

Two changes took place in the main market TOP 10 and one in the Junior Market as market activity pushed out some stocks from the list this past week.
Palace Amusement and Barita Investments had big price gains during the week and exited the main market top list while Honey Bun reported full year profit of 18 cents per share and dropped out of the top tier stocks but it still showed strong signs of better days ahead as it starts the new fiscal year with increased volume sales.

New Entrants this week are, Stanley Motta and Scotia Group for the main market and Jamaican Teas for the Junior Market. Barita Investments jumped to a record $28 on Friday as investors continue to bid up the stock with talk on the road of positive developments surrounding the company. This publication expects good gains from the company’s investment portfolio and the performance of the stock market should also result in growth in the equity-based unit trust and therefo re boost fee income. In addition, word out is that they have acquired an investment portfolio that will add to revenues. At the current price, a stock split also seems assured for 2019.
During the week news broke that Scotia Group had entered into an agreement to sell their insurance arm to Sagicor Financial, the news helped to drive prices of Scotia Group, Sagicor Group and PanJam Investment up and created excitement in the market.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE remains at 15.7, the PE of the Junior market is at 15.9. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 8.8 and the main market PE is now 9.5.

The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 45 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks but it’s a third of what the average PE for the year is likely to be of 20 times earnings. The main market stocks trade at a discount of 39 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Stocks are selected based on projected earnings for each company’s current fiscal year. Based on an assumed PE for each, the likely gains are determined and then ranked, with the stocks with the highest potential gains ranked first followed by the rest, in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis based on new information received that can result in changes in and out of the list as well.