Nice price movements in ICTOP10

The listing of Omni Industries on the Junior Market on Tuesday, was the highlight of the Jamaica Stock Exchange during the past week, following a successful offer of share to the public. The market  closed with gains in the Main and Junior Market indices, leading to just four stocks rising in the ICTOP10 Main Market and only two in the Junior Market, with gains ranging from three to 12 percent and five with losses in the Junior Market TOP10 and six in the Main Market.

Omni Industries that was never in the TOP10 closed at $1.12, after the price hit a record high of $1.42 on Wednesday, sits in the last quartile of the overall Junior Market, with a fairly healthy PE of 14.
Lasco Financial, last week’s new listing to the Junior Market ICTOP10 climbed 12 percent to $1.70 and dropped out of the listing. Caribbean Cream rallied 7 percent to $4. Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 8% to close at $3.55, followed by Access Financial, Lumber Depot and tTech falling by 5 percent each to close at $19, $2.65 and $2.35 respectively.
In the Main Market, Berger Paints, General Accident and Palace Amusement rose 8 percent to close at $8.95, $7 and $1.15 respectively. Margaritaville fell 8 percent to close at $14.50, Key Insurance fell 6 percent to $2.24 and JMMB Group dipped 5 percent to $24.25.
The Junior Market listed AMG Packaging is the the only new addition to the ICTOP10 for the week, coming in at $3.30.
The average PE for the JSE Main Market ICTOP 10 stands at 5.1, well below the market average of 14 and the Junior Market TOP10 sits at 6.7, just over half of the market, with an average of 12.4.
The Main Market ICTOP10 is projected to gain an average of 295 percent by May 2025, based on 2024 forecasted earnings and providing better values than the Junior Market with the potential to achieve 212 percent over the same period.
In the Main Market ICTOP 10, a total of 17 of the most highly valued stocks representing 33 percent of the Main Market are priced at a PE of 15 to 103, with an average of 30 and 19 excluding the highest PE ratios, and a PE of 23 for the top half and 16 excluding the stocks with overweight values.
In the Junior Market IC TOP10 are 12 stocks, or 26 percent of the market, with PEs ranging from 15 to 45, averaging 20, well above the market’s average. The average PE for the top half of the market is 17, possibly the lowest fair value measure for stocks currently.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners, accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market, but this is not always so. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings, allowing investors to focus on the most undervalued stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks will likely deliver the best returns on or around May 2025 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate, resulting in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

Persons who compiled this report may have an interest in securities commented on in this report.

Trading rises to close the week with gains

Increased Main Market activity ended the week on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, with 23 percent more stocks trading after a 9 percent rise in value than on Thursday, with trading in 56 securities compared with 58 on Thursday, resulting in prices of 15 stocks rising, 22 declining and 19 ending unchanged as the market closed higher than the close of the previous week.
Trading averaged 346,523 shares at $2,670,504 compared with 271,669 units at $2,355,307 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 261,033 units at $1,624,316 compared with 252,000 units at $1,513,776 on the previous day and May that closed with an average of 336,947 units at $2,177,110.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 7.43 million shares for 38.3 percent of total volume followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 5.13 million units for 26.4 percent of the day’s trade, GraceKennedy with 1.51 million stocks for 7.8 percent of traded volume, Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 1.46 million shares for 7.5 percent market share and JMMB 9.5% preference share with 1.23 million units for 6.4 percent of total volume.
The All Jamaican Composite Index lost 158.45 points to close at 356,570.54, the JSE Main Index climbed 2,061.91 points to settle at 322,058.00 and the JSE Financial Index dipped 0.16 points to close at 67.11.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 14. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Barita Investments dipped 68 cents to close at $71.04 as investors traded 4,875 stock units, Caribbean Cement sank $3.73 to end at $61, with 21,320 shares changing hands, General Accident rallied $1.78 in closing at $7 with an exchange of just 1,028 units. Guardian Holdings shed $15 to finish at $345 with a transfer of 20 stocks, Jamaica Broilers increased 48 cents and ended at $32.51 after it closed with an exchange of 8,889 units, Jamaica Producers climbed 36 cents to $22.25 with investors trading 2,069 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange popped 95 cents to $10.85 in switching ownership of 502 stock units, JMMB Group gained 45 cents and ended at $24.55 with investors trading 4,499 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing lost 40 cents to close at $6.60, with 150,845 units crossing the market. Margaritaville dropped 30 cents in closing at $14.50 after trading of just 5 stocks, Massy Holdings rose $3.75 to finish at $97.75 after 89 shares passed through the market, NCB Financial fell $1.35 to end at $57.65 in trading 61,403 stock units. Pan Jamaica advanced $2.19 in closing at $48.99 after an exchange of 3,619 shares, Proven Investments skidded $1.39 to $18.61with investors clearing the market of 47,204 units, Sagicor Group slipped 30 cents and ended at $40 with an exchange of 35,005 stocks. Scotia Group popped $1.25 to finish at $43.46 with 31,732 stock units crossing the market, Seprod rallied $1.49 to end at $79.99 in an exchange of 3,829 shares, Supreme Ventures shed 48 cents to close at $22.52 with traders dealing in 31,595 stocks and Sygnus Credit Investments fell 49 cents to $10.29 after a transfer of 486,325 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Main Market rallies

Main Market stocks closed higher In trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with MPC Caribbean Energy jumping $14.30 to the highest level since early March this year and leading the 14 stocks rising for the day with trading in 58 securities compared with 57 on Wednesday resulting in prices of 22 declining and 22 ending unchanged.
The market closed with 56 percent more shares with 15,756,830 units changing hands with an 86 percent greater value of $136,607,787 up from 10,130,721 units at $73,404,291 on Wednesday.
Trading on Thursday averaged 271,669 shares at $2,355,307 up from 177,732 units at $1,287,795 on Wednesday and for the month to date, an average of 252,000 stocks at $1,513,776 compared with 249,583 units at $1,410,367 on the previous day and May with an average of 336,947 units at $2,177,110.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 6.77 million shares for 43 percent of total volume followed by Carreras with 2.01 million units for 12.7 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.27 million units for 8.1 percent of the day’s trade.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 2,126.19 points to  356,728.99, the JSE Main Index increased 1,388.74 points to 319,996.09 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.34 points to settle at 67.27.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 13.9. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, AS Bryden lost $3.65 to finish $34 608 stock units crossing the market, Caribbean Cement climbed $2.33 and ended at $64.73 as investors exchanged 107,900 shares, Eppley increased by $1.95 to close at $38.95, with 1,616 stocks crossing the market. General Accident slipped $1.33 to finish at $5.22 after an exchange of 121,844 units, GraceKennedy popped 53 cents to end at $76.50 in trading 115,040 shares, Jamaica Broilers sank $1.77 in closing at $32.03, with 516,486 units changing hands. JMMB Group shed 41 cents to close at $24.10 in trading of 88,348 stocks, Kingston Properties declined by 40 cents to finish at $8 with 1,306 stocks changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing popped 55 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $7, with investors trading 440,062 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy rose $14.30 to close at $109.30 in an exchange of 65 units, NCB Financial rallied $1.50 in closing at $59 after 45,720 stocks passed through the market, Pan Jamaica fell $2.70 to end at $46.80 with traders dealing in 600 stock units. Scotia Group dipped $1.25 in closing at $42.21 after a transfer of 549,676 shares and Seprod skidded $1.25 to $78.50, with 103,203 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Sygnus Credit Investments C10.5% dropped $16.86 to finish at $95.45 in switching ownership of 10,000 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

NCB Group stock sinks $6

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Following the lacklustre and ill-advised public stock offer by NCB Group, investors pushed the stock down by nearly $6 at the close after the price hit a low of $56 in trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded holding steady with Tuesday with a 19 percent lower the value, after trading in 57 securities down from 62 on Tuesday, with prices of 18 rising, 20 declining and 19 ending unchanged.
The market closed with trading on Wednesday with an exchange of 10,130,721 shares with a value of 73,404,2e91 compared to 10,229,698 units at $90,771,121 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 177,732 shares at $1,287,795 compared to 164,995 units at $1,464,050 on Tuesday and for the month to date, an average of 249,583 units at $1,410,367 compared with 259,451 stocks at $1,427,202 on the prior day and May with an average of 336,947 units at $2,177,110.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 2.13 million shares for 21 percent of the volume followed by Transjamaican Highway with 1.78 million units for 17.6 percent of the day’s trade, Wigton Windfarm with 1.27 million stocks for 12.5 percent of market share and Sygnus Credit Investments with 1.03 million units for 10.2 percent of total volume.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,772.18 points to conclude trading at 354,602.80, the JSE Main Index lost 9.30 points to finish at 318,607.35 and the JSE Financial Index sank 0.30 points to end the day at 66.93.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 14. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Eppley fell $1.95 in closing at $37 after 391 shares passed through the market, GraceKennedy skidded 53 cents to end at $75.97, with 125,518 stocks crossing the exchange, Jamaica Broilers popped 80 cents to end at $33.80 with investors swapping 429,963 shares. JMMB Group rallied 41 cents to finish at $24.51 after an exchange of 17,095 stock units, Margaritaville rose 30 cents to close at $14.80 with just one share clearing the market, Massy Holdings climbed $6 to end at $94 with investors trading 294 stocks. NCB Financial sank $5.48 to a 52 weeks’ low of $57.50 in switching ownership of 282,055 units, Pan Jamaica gained $2.70 to close at $49.50 with investors trading 7,417 stocks, Proven Investments rallied 82 cents to $20, with 8,677 shares changing hands. Sagicor Group advanced 48 cents to $40.38 as investors exchanged 3,019 stocks, Scotia Group dropped $1.52 to end at $43.46 after a transfer of 23,828 units, Sygnus Credit Investments popped 44 cents to finish at $11 with investors dealing in 1,031,281 stock units and Sygnus Real Estate Finance shed 30 cents to $10.70 with a transfer of 11,299 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading plunges on JSE Main Market

Market activity fell on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended on Tuesday, with a 66 percent decline in the volume of stocks traded valued at 50 percent less than on Monday, with trading in 62 securities up from 59 on Monday, with prices of 19 stocks rising, 22 declining and 21 ending unchanged.
The market closed on Tuesday with 10,229,698 shares being trading at $90,771,121 down from 30,398,621 units at $182,144,563 on Monday.
Trading averaged 164,995 shares at $1,464,050 compared with 515,231 units at $3,087,196 on Monday and month to date, an average of 259,451 units at $1,427,202 compared with 276,041 units at $1,420,730 on the previous day and May that closed with an average of 336,947 units at $2,177,110.
Palace Amusement led trading with 1.72 million shares for 16.8 percent of total volume followed by Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 1.56 million units for 15.3 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.47 million units for 14.4 percent of the day’s trade.
The All Jamaican Composite Index shed 975.19 points to 356,374.98, the JSE Main Index gained 526.71 points to cease trading at 318,616.65 and the JSE Financial Index sank 0.79 points to conclude trading at 67.23.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 14. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, AS Bryden increased $3.65 to end at $37.65 and closed with 9 stocks being traded, Berger Paints sank $1.49 in closing at $8.65, with just 683 units crossing the market, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.95 to $62.45 after trading 6,611 shares. GraceKennedy rose $1.49 and ended at $76.50 with investors dealing in 4,750 stock units, Jamaica Broilers rallied 99 cents to finish at $33 after an exchange of 536,323 shares, JMMB Group dropped $1.39 to close at $24.10 in trading 181,690 stocks. Kingston Properties popped 48 cents to $8.48 after exchanging 645 units, Lasco Manufacturing gained 51 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.46 with investors trading 277,458 stock units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy advanced $3 to finish at $95 with an exchange of just 2 shares. NCB Financial rose $1.08 and ended at $62.98, with 230,609 stock units clearing the market, Pan Jamaica shed $3.20 to close at $46.80 after a transfer of 4,209 units, Proven Investments climbed 63 cents to end at $19.18 after 1,226 stocks passed through the market. Sagicor Group fell $2.08 in closing at $39.90 with an exchange of 182,205 shares and Seprod increased $1 to $80, with 152,622 stock units changing hands.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.75% preference share popped 84 cents to end at $19.99, with 20 stock units crossing the exchange. 138 Student Living preference share dropped $28.18 and ended at $159.70 with investors swapping 46 units and Sygnus Credit Investments C10.5% lost $2.69 to finish at $112.31, with 133 stocks crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading picks up on JSE Main Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market closed lower on Monday, following an 8 percent rise in the volume of stocks traded, value 84 percent more than on Friday, with trading in 59 securities compared with 58 previously and ending with prices of 17 stocks rising, 23 declining and 19 ending unchanged after Berger Paints and Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund both traded at 52 weeks’ high.
The market closed with trading of 30,398,621 shares for $182,144,563 compared with 28,048,957 units at $98,812,380 on Friday.
Trading averaged 515,231 shares at $3,087,196 compared to 483,603 units at $1,703,662 on Friday and month to date, an average of 276,041 units at $1,420,730 compared with 228,041 units at $1,086,304 on the previous trading day and May that closed with an average of 336,947 units at $2,177,110.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 8.40 million shares for 27.6 percent of total volume followed by JMMB 9.5% preference share with 5.63 million units for 18.5 percent of the day’s trade. Sagicor Select Financial Fund ended with 4.89 million units changing hands for 16.1 percent market share, Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund closed with 2.47 million units for 8.1 percent of the market volume, Palace Amusement had an exchange of 1.58 million units for 5.2 percent of the market and Transjamaican Highway 1.33 million units for 4.4 percent of total volume.
The All Jamaican Composite Index slipped 3,400.86 points to 357,350.17, the JSE Main Index shed 2,739.68 points to 318,089.94 and the JSE Financial Index skidded 0.90 points to end the day at 68.02.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 14.3. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, AS Bryden declined by $2.50 to $34 after 227 stock units passed through the market, Berger Paints increased $1.88 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $10.14 after the price hit an intraday high of $11.98 and closed with an exchange of 12,690 shares, Caribbean Cement lost $2 in closing at $60.50 with investors dealing in 106,126 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $1.24 to end at $38.76, with 3,609 stocks changing hands, First Rock Real Estate sank 80 cents and ended at $9.20 with a transfer of 14,773 shares, Jamaica Broilers skidded $1.74 to finish at $32.01 after an exchange of 40,457 stock units. Jamaica Producers fell 53 cents and ended at $22.01 with 900,385 stocks clearing the market, Kingston Properties dipped 48 cents to $8 after a transfer of 11,968 units, Margaritaville dropped $1.65 to close at $14.30 in switching ownership of 3,753 shares. NCB Financial shed $1 to finish at $61.90 after an exchange of 28,435 stock units, Proven Investments sank $2.44 in closing at $18.55 with investors swapping 6,750 stocks, Sagicor Group popped $1.98 to end at $41.98, with 8,580 units crossing the market. Scotia Group advanced 34 cents in closing at $44.75 with an exchange of 540,060 shares, Seprod lost $1 to end at $79 and closed with an exchange of 100,666 units and Stanley Motta skidded 30 cents to close at $7 in an exchange of 1,616 stocks.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.50% preference share rose 70 cents to end at $7.29 with investors trading 535 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Price volatility low in ICTOP10

Volatility was low in ICTOP10 in the past week with the highest price change coming in at 6 percent, following moderate declines in the Junior Market and the Main Market
The Junior Market ICTOP10, Iron Rock Insurance climbed just 4 percent to $2.18. Caribbean Cream fell 6 percent to $3.75 followed by Access Financial, down 5 percent to $20.
In the Main Market, Margaritaville and Palace Amusement rose by 6 percent to close at $15.95 and $1.06 respectively and Key Insurance fell 4 percent to $2.39. Of note is that Berger Paints fell 3 percent to close at $8.26, trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $10.10 on Friday as the stock closed with a big gap between buyers and sellers.
Lasco Financial was the only new addition to the ICTOP10 for the week replacing Edufocal that was suspended from trading during the week for not meeting the financial statement filing.
The average PE for the JSE Main Market ICTOP 10 stands at 5.1, well below the market average of 14.1 and the Junior Market TOP10 sits at 6.8, just over half of the market, with an average of 12.6.
The Main Market ICTOP10 is projected to gain an average of 292 percent by May 2025, based on 2024 forecasted earnings and providing better values than the Junior Market with the potential to achieve 209 percent over the same period.
In the Main Market ICTOP 10, a total of 17 of the most highly valued stocks representing 33 percent of the Main Market are priced at a PE of 15 to 103, with an average of 30 and 19 excluding the highest PE ratios, and a PE of 24 for the top half and 16 excluding the stocks with overweight values.
In the Junior Market IC TOP10 are 11 stocks, or 24 percent of the market, with PEs ranging from 15 to 47, averaging 21, well above the market’s average. The average PE in the top half of the market is 17 and is possibly the lowest fair value measure for stocks, currently.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners, accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market, but this is not always so. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings, allowing investors to focus on the most undervalued stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks will likely deliver the best returns on or around May 2025 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate, resulting in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.
Persons who compiled this report may have an interest in securities commented on in this report.

Transjamaican dominates Main Market trades

Transjamaican Highway cornered trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market with more than 60 percent of the volume of stocks traded on Friday, resulting in the volume of stocks traded rising 137 percent and the value 173 percent more than on Thursday, with trading in 58 securities compared with 56 on Thursday. At the close prices of 18 stocks rose, 21 declined and 19 ended unchanged.
The market closed with 28,048,957 shares being traded for $98,812,380 compared with 11,839,057 units at $36,250,961 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 483,603 shares at $1,703,662 compared to 211,412 units at $647,339 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 228,041 units at $1,086,304 compared with 165,233 units at $934,580 on the previous day and May that closed with an average of 336,947 units at $2,177,110.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 16.87 million shares for 60.1 percent of total volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 7.92 million units for 28.3 percent of the day’s trade and JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028 with 832,520 stocks for 3 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 409.02 points to settle at 360,751.03, the JSE Main Index lost 854.79 points to end the day at 320,829.62 and the JSE Financial Index increased 0.13 points to culminate at 68.92.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 14.1. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints skidded 43 cents to finish at $8.26, with 13,183 stock units crossing the exchange with the price hitting an intraday high of $10.10, Caribbean Cement lost 50 cents to close at $62.50 with a transfer of 8,562 shares, Guardian Holdings dropped $9.86 in closing at $360.09 after 64 stocks passed through the market. JMMB Group rose 49 cents and ended at $25.49, with 17,973 units changing hands, Kingston Properties rose 48 cents to close at $8.48 after 62,979 stocks were traded, Pan Jamaica sank $1.19 to $50 in switching ownership of 11 units. Proven Investments popped $1.04 in closing at $20.99 with 1,809 shares clearing the market, Sagicor Group dipped $1 to $40 with investors dealing in 2,363 stock units and Stanley Motta gained $1.19 to close at $7.30 after a transfer of 19 shares.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.50% preference share fell 46 cents to finish at $6.59 as investors exchanged 58 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments C10.5% increased $5 and ended at $115 in trading 1,517 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Main Market rises on reduced trading value

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 50 percent but with a 42 percent lower value than on Wednesday, with trading in 56 securities compared with 57 on Wednesday, with prices of 19 stocks rising, 18 declining and 19 ending unchanged and resulted in the All Jamaican Composite Index increasing 2,623.72 points to 360,342.01, the JSE Main Index gained 2,321.13 points to end the day at 321,684.41 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.79 points to 68.79.
On Thursday, the market closed with 11,839,057 shares being traded at $36,250,961 compared to 7,896,278 units at $62,829,037, previously.
Trading averaged 211,412 shares at $647,339 compared to 138,531 units at $1,102,264 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 165,233 units at $934,580 compared with 150,866 units at $1,023,944 on the previous day and May that closed with an average of 336,947 units at $2,177,110.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 7.97 million shares for 67.3 percent of total volume followed by Transjamaican Highway with 2.02 million units for 17.1 percent of the day’s trade and Lasco Distributors with 242,507 stock units for 2 percent market share.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 13.9. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and nine with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Eppley shed $1.05 and ended at $38.95, with 155 shares crossing the market, Guardian Holdings rallied $9.95 to $369.95 after a transfer of 12 stocks, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.59 in closing at $33.79 after 21,564 shares passed through the market. Jamaica Producers climbed 65 cents to end at $22.55 with a transfer of just one stock unit, Jamaica Stock Exchange popped 39 cents to close at $10.39, with 762 shares crossing the exchange, Kingston Properties lost 40 cents to finish at $8 with investors transferring 12,182 stock units. Kingston Wharves dipped 40 cents to $26 in an exchange of 6,182 stocks, Margaritaville advanced $1.45 to end at $15.95 with 1,013 units clearing the market, Sagicor Group gained $1 in closing at $41 after an exchange of 10,102 stocks. Seprod increased $2 to close at $80 in trading 21 units, Supreme Ventures popped 30 cents and ended at $23 after exchanging 40,316 shares and Wisynco Group sank 38 cents to finish at $21 with investors swapping 22,617 stock units.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.50% preference share dropped 43 cents and ended at $7.05 in an exchange of 6 shares and Jamaica Public Service 7% advanced $3.50 to $45 with traders dealing in 101 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading picks up on the JSE Main Market

Falling prices dominated those rising at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Wednesday, following trading in 57 securities down from 62 on Tuesday, with prices of 18 rising, 25 declining and 14 ending unchanged, with the volume of stocks traded, rising 25 percent with a 27 percent greater value than on Tuesday.
The market closed with trading of 7,896,278 shares for $62,829,037 up from 6,312,177 units at $49,633,997 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 138,531 shares at $1,102,264 up from 101,809 units at $800,548 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 150,866 units at $1,023,944 compared with 156,583 units at $987,649 on the previous day and May that closed with an average of 336,947 units at $2,177,110.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 3.43 million shares for 43.5 percent of the volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 1.68 million stocks for 21.3 percent of the day’s trade and Scotia Group with 360,975 units for 4.6 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index declined 1,046.83 points to 357,718.29, the JSE Main Index rose 1,447.87 points to end the day at 319,363.28 and the JSE Financial Index fell 0.14 points to close at 68.00.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 14. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments dropped 30 cents in closing at $71.20 with 3,729 stock units clearing the market, Caribbean Cement rose 50 cents to $63 with investors swapping 17,789 shares, Eppley rallied $1 to $40 with 76 stocks changing hands. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose $1.25 to finish at $40 with an exchange of 5,851 units, Jamaica Broilers shed $1.29 and ended at $32.20 after 5,179 stocks passed through the market, Jamaica Producers declined $1.20 to close at $21.90 in switching ownership of 1,067 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 40 cents to end at $10 with investors dealing in 154,096 shares, JMMB Group climbed 40 cents to $25 after an exchange of 60,519 stock units, Kingston Wharves dipped $1.05 in closing at $26.40 in trading 121,219 shares. Lasco Manufacturing popped 45 cents to close at $5.85, with 43,846 units crossing the market, Margaritaville sank $1.65 to finish at $14.50 in trading 2,609 stocks, Massy Holdings gained $7.99 and ended at $88 after an exchange of 35 stock units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy slipped $3 to $92 with a transfer of 100 shares, Pan Jamaica advanced $1.40 and ended at $51.30, with 125 stocks crossing the exchange, Scotia Group rose 50 cents in closing at $44.40 with traders dealing in 360,975 units, ahead of second quarter results due out on Thursday along with a dividend announcement. Seprod fell $1.40 to close at $78 in an exchange of 6,468 stock units, Stanley Motta skidded $1.34 to finish at $6.11 with 2,847 shares crossing the market and Supreme Ventures sank 30 cents to end at $22.70 after a transfer of 133,409 units.
In the preference segment, Productive Business Solutions 10.5% preference share advanced $90 in closing at $1200 with an exchange of 10 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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