JSE Main Market slips again

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Friday with the market declining for a third consecutive trading day after more stocks rose than fell after the market activity, resulted in a 61 percent increase in shares changing hands than on Wednesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined 714.74 points to close at 404,150.40, the Main Index shed 703.29 points to settle at 368,853.34 and JSE Financial Index fell 0.43 points to end at 95.34.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands with the prices of 21  stocks rising, the prices of 16 declining and seven remaining unchanged and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.4 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 12,279,679 shares for $35,735,006  compared to 7,635,914 units at $44,926,751  on Wednesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 6.28 million shares for 51 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 2.11 million units for 17.2 percent of the day’s trade. Newly listed Community & Workers Credit Union Preference share traded with 1.32 million units for 10.7 percent market share and Ciboney Group was the only other stock to exceed a million shares to end with 1.07 million units changing hands.
The average trade for the day was 279,084 units at $812,159 for each security, in comparison to 173,544 shares at $1,021,063 on Wednesday. An average of 394,720 units traded for the month to date at $1,810,039 for each security that traded, in contrast to 432,976 units at $2,140,165. Trading month to date compares well to July that ended with an average of 392,128 shares for $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments gained $3.85 to end at $57.85, with an exchange of 935 units, Caribbean Cement fell $3.90 to $42 with investors switching ownership of 12,887 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund shed $3.82 in ending at $46.18, with 52,321 stocks crossing the exchange. First Rock Capital fell 79 cents after closing at $14.01 and clearing the market with 21,629 stock units, Jamaica Producers Group lost $1 to close at $22.75 after exchanging 6,400 stocks. Jamaica Stock Exchange gained $1 to close at $23 trading 1,000 stock units, Key Insurance dropped 45 cents to end at $8.50, with 33,481 shares crossing the market, Kingston Wharves gained $1 to end at $51, with 3,270 stocks changing hands. Mayberry Investments climbed 90 cents to close at $5.90 with an exchange of 300 shares,  Mayberry Jamaican Equities advanced by 44 cents to end at $9.19 with investors switching ownership of 10,750 units, Palace Amusement rose $11 to close at $1561, with nine units clearing the market. PanJam Investment shed $1 to close at $68 trading 6,594 stocks, Proven Investments carved out a gain of $1.05 to finish at $34.95 with investors switching ownership of 4,371 stock units, Sagicor Group dropped 50 cents to close at $42 with investors exchanging 33,395 stocks. Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained $1.02 to end at $8.88 while exchanging 110 stock units, Seprod gained 96 cents to settle at $56.96, with 36,600 shares crossing the exchange and Wisynco Group advanced 50 cents to $17.60 with investors wapping 85,689 stock units.
In the preference segment of the main market, Eppley 8.25% advanced $1.04 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $7.94, with 100 stock units changing hands.

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

 

Most of Monday’s JSE MM gains ceded

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Tuesday with declining stocks having the upper hand after investors traded five times Monday’s volume and 172 percent the value.  
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 4,525.87 points to settle at 407,770.78, the Main Index dived 4,032.21 points to settle at 372,186.65 and the JSE Financial Index carved out a loss of 1.35 points to end at 97.01.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands with the prices of 17 stocks rising, 21 declining and six remaining unchanged, with the average PE Ratio of the market ending at 15.5 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 41,738,542 shares for $151,520,182 compared to 8,211,306 units at $88,195,049 on Monday.
138 Student Living Preference shares led trading with 12 million units for 28.8 percent of total volume, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 11.06 million stock units for 26.5 percent of the day’s trade. Wigton Windfarm was next with 9.46 million units, for 22.7 percent market share, QWI Investments closed, with 3.1 million units for 7 percent of the day’s volume and Pulse Investments was the next, with 2.3 million units for 6 percent of the market activity.
Market activity ended, with an average of 948,603 units trading for the day at $3,443,641 for each security, in comparison to an average of 182,473 shares at $1,959,890 for Monday. An average of 561,234 units traded for the month to date at $2,693,430 for each security. Trading for the month to date compares well to July that ended with an average of 392,128 shares for $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments gained $1.40 to settle at $57.80 after exchanging 3,433 shares, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose $1.95 to close at $48.95 with 6,960 units traded, Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped 60 cents to finish at $23 with 2,744 shares changing hands. JMMB Group carved out a loss of 60 cents to end at $31 with investors transferring 132,605 units, Key Insurance fell 39 cents to settle at $8.60, after an exchange of 41,219 stock units, Kingston Wharves advanced $2.80 to finish at $53.50, with investors switching ownership of 1,824 shares. NCB Financial Group lost $1.51 to close at $138.47 with 45,636 units changing hands, Proven Investments fell 50 cents to settle at $33.80 in an exchange of 4,424 stock unit. Sagicor Real Estate Fund dropped $1.03 to end at $7.86 trading 455 stocks. Salada Foods shed $2 to close at $27 in an exchange of 265 stock units, Scotia Group lost $3.70 to settle at $48 with 41,184 shares traded, Supreme Ventures lost 39 cents to finish at $15.10 with 130,605 shares changing hands. Sygnus Credit Investments fell 30 cents to end at $16.50, with an exchange of 11,550 stock units, Victoria Mutual Investments gained 53 cents to finish at $7.03, with investors transferring 257,519 units and Wisynco Group carved out a loss 57 cents to close at $17.05 with 64,103 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Community & Workers Co-operative Credit Union preference share advanced by 49 cents to end at an all-time high of $2.51 with 210,189 shares traded and 138 Student Living gained 76 cents to settle at $5.96, with 12,002,207 units passing through the market.

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