Modest slippage for Main Market

Market activity ended on Monday with the volume of shares traded jumping 66 percent higher and the value rising 21 percent more than in trading on Friday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as stocks rising were fewer than those declining.
The All Jamaican Composite Index shed 533.05 points to settle at 446,260.46, the Main Index declined 448.18 points to 406,502.58 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.20 points to end at 98.82.
Trading ended with 51 securities similar to Friday, with 15 stocks rising, 18 declining and 18 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.5 based on ICInsider.com.’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 6,587,765 shares trading for $59,809,086 versus 3,971,368 units at $49,614,466 on Friday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 22 percent of total volume for an exchange of 1.45 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway with 17.1 percent after trading 1.13 million units and Pulse Investments 9.3 percent with 609,373 units.
Trading averages 129,172 units at $1,172,727, compared to 77,870 shares at $972,833 on Friday and month to date, an average of 319,241 units at $3,702,393, compared to 334,040 units at $3,899,360 on Friday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 13 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none ended with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints shed 61 cents after ending at $13.13 in trading 11,324 shares, Caribbean Cement rallied $1.03 to $102.03 with an exchange of 5,384 stocks, Guardian Holdings popped $2 to $592 after an exchange of 5 stock units. Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 75 cents to $17.75 in trading 57,723 units, JMMB Group shed 24 cents to close at $35.50, with 115,314 shares crossing the market, Kingston Wharves fell 49 cents to $46.51 with the swapping of 712 stocks, NCB Financial gained 49 cents after ending at $129 in an exchange of 14,188 shares. PanJam Investment spiked 50 cents to close at $62.50 in switching ownership of 9,994 stock units, Seprod advanced $1.99 to end at $66 with 15,237 units clearing the market, Supreme Ventures dropped 20 cents to $17.80 in trading 4,260 units, Victoria Mutual Investments rose 27 cents in closing at $5.65 after trading 95,734 stocks.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.75% rose 50 cents to $20.50 with 400 stock units crossing the exchange.

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

Trading surges on JSE Main Market

Market activity sent shares trading 111 percent up as the value surged 449 percent over Wednesday performance at the end of trading on Thursday as the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market suffered a minor decline in the main indices even as rising stocks exceeded those declining by nearly a third percent.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dipped 77.60 points to settle at 446,702.48, the Main Index fell 447.04 points to 406,641.06 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.09 points to end at 98.82.
Trading ended with 56 securities, up from 54 on Wednesday, with 23 stocks rising, 18 declining and 15 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.5 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
The market closed with 10,979,111 shares trading for $317,868,201 versus 5,205,273 units at $57,933,745 on Wednesday. Barita Investments led trading with 25 percent of total volume after exchanging 2.74 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 14 percent for 1.54 million units, Wigton Windfarm 12.8 percent with 1.41 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund 9.5 percent with 1.04 million shares changing hands.
Trading averages 196,056 units at $5,676,218, compared to 96,394 shares at $1,072,847 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 355,670 units at $4,146,467, compared to 371,981 units at $3,990,142 on Wednesday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
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, Caribbean Cement dropped $3.90 to close at $101 with the swapping of 12,496 shares, Eppley dipped $1 to $39 trading 675 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $4.16 to $37.25 in trading 2,868 units. Guardian Holdings dived $15 to $580 with 8,301 stocks clearing the market, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.50 to $29.50, with 48,138 stocks crossing the exchange, Jamaica Stock Exchange declined 28 cents to $17.17 in an exchange of 16,199 units. JMMB Group shed 92 cents to $34.82, with 327,972 shares changing hands, Kingston Properties fell 34 cents to end at $9.50 with an exchange of 2,852 stock units, Kingston Wharves rallied 50 cents to $47 in switching ownership of 1,400 units. Margaritaville spiked $1.50 to $14.70 after an exchange of 343 stocks, NCB Financial declined 78 cents to end at $128.01 in exchanging 63,222 shares, Palace Amusement advanced $70 ending at $1000 after trading 71 stock units. PanJam Investment popped $3 to $65 780 after stock units crossed the market, Portland JSX dropped 97 cents in closing at $7.03 after 1,754 shares changed hands, Proven Investments increased 54 cents to close at $31.60 after exchanging 30,082 stocks. Sagicor Group climbed $1 to close at $54 while trading 285,469 units, Scotia Group gained $1.30 to close at $39.90 after exchanging 3,566 stocks, Seprod spiked $2 to $66 in trading 9,079 units. Supreme Ventures lost 49 cents to end at $17.51, with 9,378 shares changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments rallied 52 cents to end at $15.89 while exchanging 2,845 stock units and Wisynco Group popped 23 cents to $15.98 with the swapping of 363,061 shares.

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

Ground lost by JSE Main market

Market activity ended on Tuesday, with the volume of shares trading dropping 32 percent lower and the value declining 77 percent from Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market leading to declining stocks edging out rising ones.
A total of 50 securities traded, up from 47 on Monday, with 19 stocks rising, 21 declining and 10 ending unchanged. The All Jamaican Composite Index lost 2,373.95 points to 446,676.61, the Main Index fell 1,989.08 points to settle at 406,762.31 and the JSE Financial Index fell 0.32 points to 98.88.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.9 based on ICInsider.com’s earnings forecast for 2021-22.
Trading pulled out 12,260,493 shares at $193,948,042 compared to 17,909,584 units at $837,730,261 on Monday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 40.5 percent of total volume after an exchange of 4.97 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm 20 percent, with 2.45 million units traded and Sagicor Group 8.8 percent with 1.08 million shares.
Trading averages 245,210 units at $3,878,961 compared to 381,055 shares at $17,824,048 on Monday and month to date, an average of 402,106 units at $4,309,037,compared to 419,775 units at $4,357,469 on Monday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks ending, with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments popped 50 cents in ending at $90.50 after 541,855 shares traded, Berger Paints gained 26 cents to close at $13.01 after 1,850 stock cleared the market, Caribbean Producers fell 28 cents in closing at $4.41, with 94,165 units crossing the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund jumped $3.76 to $41.41 in trading 14,398 shares, First Rock Capital dipped $1.20 to $11.69 with the swapping of 3,344 stocks. Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 56 cents to $17.18, with 3,818 stock units crossing the market, JMMB Group spiked 48 cents to $36, with 46,560 units crossing the exchange, Kingston Wharves dropped 50 cents to close at $47.50 while exchanging 6,859 units. Mayberry Investments popped 30 cents to $6 in switching ownership of 48,725 stock units, 138 Student Living increased 45 cents to $4.95 in exchanging 2,095 shares, PanJam Investment rose $3 to $65 after exchanging 3,000 shares, Proven Investments declined 41 cents to $32.60, with 166,333 stocks changing hands. Sagicor Group lost $1 to end at $54 after exchanging 1,081,424 stock units, Scotia Group rallied $1.01 to $39.56 in an exchange of 22,570 shares, Seprod popped $1 to close at $66 with 2,078 stocks changing hands. Stanley Motta declined 60 cents to $5 after trading 48,000 units and Supreme Ventures shed 50 cents to close at $18.50, with 65,781 stock units crossing the market.
In the preference segment138 Student Living Preference share rose 99 cents to end at $7.56 while exchanging 100 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Mild gains for JSE Main market

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Market activity ended on Monday, with the volume of shares trading rising 33 percent and the value of stocks trading surging 541 percent over Friday trades on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market, with rising stocks lagged those declining on a one to two ratio.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 42.14 points to 449,050.56, the Main Index gained 289.77 points to close at 408,751.39 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.16 points to settle at 99.20.
Trading touched 47 securities compared to 44 on Friday, with 12 stocks rising, 23 declining and 12 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 17,909,584 shares trading for $837,730,261 up from 13,470,929 units at $130,674,709 on Friday. NCB Financial accounted for 25 percent of total volume, with 4.47 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway 19.6 percent, with 3.52 million units, Wigton Windfarm contributed 17.9 percent with 3.20 million units, Barita Investments 13.3 percent after trading 2.38 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund 9.1 percent with 1.63 million shares.
Trading averages 381,055 units at $17,824,048 compared to 306,157 shares at $2,969,880 on Friday and month to date, an average of 419,775 units at $4,357,469 compared to 424,359 units at $2,763,188 on Friday. August ended with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 15 stocks that ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments dipped 50 cents to $90, trading 2,376,367 shares, Eppley shed $1.40 in closing at $40 while exchanging 6,326 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $7.30 to $37.65 in an exchange of 4,330 units. Guardian Holdings lost $2 to end at $607 in trading 551 stocks, Jamaica Broilers shed $3.27 to $30.03 with an exchange of 52,057 shares, Jamaica Producers dropped 30 cents to $21.70 after exchanging 14,688 stock units. JMMB Group lost 98 cents in closing at $35.52 in exchanging 32,383 units, Kingston Wharves climbed 50 cents to $48 in switching ownership of 2,021 stocks, NCB Financial shed $1 to $129, with 4,471,600 shares clearing the market. PanJam Investment fell $2 to $62 with the swapping of 13,958 stocks, Proven Investments declined 49 cents in closing at $33.01, with 12,940 units changing hands, Scotia Group fell 95 cents to $38.55 after trading 42,199 stock units. Supreme Ventures spiked 90 cents to $19, with 42,264 shares crossing the market and Sygnus Credit Investments advanced 63 cents to $15.79 after 88,609 stock units crossed the exchange.

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

Bloodletting continues on JSE Main Market

Declining stocks continued to dominate trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market with more bloodletting on Thursday and resulting in 6 of 8 trading days for September that closed, with more stocks falling than rising, with the volume of shares trading rising 11 percent and the value down 55 percent compared to trading on Wednesday.  
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,742.24 points to close at 448,496.34, the Main Index declined 2,069.01 points to 408,308.74 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.53 points to end 99.08.
Trading ended with 51 securities, similar to Wednesday, with 14 stocks rising, 26 declining and 11 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7 at the close based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 12,534,457 shares trading for $121,087,956 versus 11,280,652 units at $270,814,131 on Wednesday. Pulse Investments led trading with 32.6 percent for an exchange of 4.09 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 14.4 percent for 1.81 million units, Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 11.7 percent for 1.46 million units and QWI Investments with 10.4 percent after exchanging 1.30 million units.
Trading averages 245,774 units at $2,374,274, versus 221,189 shares at $5,310,081 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 439,092 units at $2,737,425, in contrast to 471,739 units at $2,798,752 on Wednesday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement shed $1 to end at $105, with 4,751 shares changing hands, Eppley gained 90 cents in closing at $41.40 and exchanging 200 stocks, Guardian Holdings spiked $14 to $599 with the swapping of 2,987 stock units. Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.10 to $33.10 after exchanging 6,270 units, Jamaica Producers declined $2.22 to close at $22.18, with 7,596 units crossing the market, JMMB Group fell $1.80 in closing at $35.01 after trading 254,098 stock units. Kingston Properties lost $1.45 in ending at $8.55, with 3,000 stocks crossing the exchange, NCB Financial dropped $1.30 to $130 with 41,098 shares clearing the market, Palace Amusement fell $10 to $940, with 94 units changing hands. PanJam Investment increased $2 to end at $64 in an exchange of 2,877 shares, Pulse Investments dropped 36 cents to $3.52 after exchanging 4,085,000 stock units, Sagicor Group fell $1 to $55 while exchanging 24,140 stocks. Scotia Group popped 49 cents in closing at $39 with an exchange of 832,069 shares after the price hit a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $38 and Supreme Ventures shed 55 cents to close at $17.55, trading 9,281 units.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.25% declined $2 to $20, trading 1,000 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE Main market stocks down again

Market activity ended on Wednesday with the volume of shares declining 84 percent and value climbing 84 percent compared to Tuesday after declining stocks exceded rising ones almost two one at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dived 1,914.17 points to 451,238.58, the Main Index dropped 1,512.01 points to 410,377.75 and the JSE Financial Index dipped 0.69 points to 99.61.
Fifty one (51) securities traded compared to 48 on Tuesday, with 13 rising, 22 declining and 16 ending unchanged.
Overall, 11,280,652 shares trading for $270,814,131 versus 71,748,172 units at $147,521,115 on Tuesday. Pulse Investments led with 36.7 percent of total volume after trading 4.14 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm 18.6 percent, with 2.10 million units and Barita Investments, with 15.2 percent after an exchange of 1.71 million units.
Trading averages 221,189 units at $5,310,081, versus 1,494,754 shares at $3,073,357 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 471,739 units at $2,798,752, compared to 522,647 units at $2,288,482 on Tuesday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 16 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement declined $1 to $106 with 3,721 shares crossing the exchange, Eppley lost 25 cents at $40.50 in trading 4,327 units, Guardian Holdings declined $7 to $585 with a transfer of 5,459 stock units. Jamaica Stock Exchange popped 57 cents to $17.75 in exchanging 155 stocks, Kingston Properties rose $1.50 to $10 with the swapping of 539 shares, Kingston Wharves lost 35 cents to settle at $48.10 after owners swapped 488 stocks. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy fell $1 to $119 after exchanging 13 stock units, Palace Amusement dropped $100 to end at $950 in trading 86 units, Proven Investments shed 69 cents to $33.51 with 8,296 stocks changing hands. Sagicor Group advanced $1 to $56 in transferring 6,908 stock units, Scotia Group declined $1.47 to $38.51 with the swapping of 42,386 units, Seprod fell 67 cents to $64.33 with 1,336 shares crossing the market and Sygnus Credit Investments shed 55 cents to $15.50 in exchanging 53,421 stocks.

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

JSE All Jamaica climbs on Monday

Market activity ended on Monday, with the value of shares trading surging 184 percent and the volume of stocks roaring 51 percent over Friday’s trades at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks just edged out those declining.
A total 24,034,258 shares traded for $209,918,283 compared to 15,882,164 units at $73,938,627 on Friday.
Trading ended with 48 active securities compared to 49 on Friday, with prices of 18 rising, 17 declining and 13 ending unchanged. The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 412.88 points to 453,350.15, the Main Index declined 311.57 points to 412,025.05 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.22 points to 100.20.
QWI Investments led trading with 43.6 percent of total volume, after an exchange of 10.47 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund 12.9 percent with 3.09 million units Pulse Investments 12.5 percent, with 3.0 million units for market share, Wigton Windfarm took 9.7 percent market share, after exchanging 2.33 million units, Transjamaican Highway cornered 5.7 percent market share with 1.36 million units and NCB Financial Group ended trading of 1 million units for 4.2 percent market share.
Trading averages 500,714 units at $4,373,298 compared to 324,126 shares at $1,508,952 on Friday and month to date, an average of 292,789 units at $2,102,896, compared to 228,400 units at $1,399,804 on Friday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 16 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has nine stocks that ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints rose $1.03 to $13.74 with the swapping of 2,237 shares, Caribbean Cement rallied $1.99 to $107.99 while exchanging 7,046 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund surged $6.47 to $45, with 444 stocks crossing the market. GraceKennedy dropped $2 to $101, with 49,739 units crossing the market, Guardian Holdings dropped $15 to $580 in trading 3,535 stocks, JMMB Group lost 52 cents in ending at $36.51 after exchanging 52,789 stock units. Key Insurance climbed 27 cents to $4.30, with 46 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves fell $1.45 in closing at $46.55, with 2,500 units clearing the market, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined $1 to close at $119 with an exchange of 12 stock units. NCB Financial spiked $2 to $130 in trading 1,002,106 shares, PanJam Investment lost $1 to close at $62 in an exchange of 18,348 stocks, Pulse Investments popped advanced 27 cents to $3.80 after exchanging 2,998,236 units. Radio Jamaica jumped 68 cents to $3.85, trading 670,770 units, Sagicor Group popped $2.39 to $57.39 after trading 52,177 stocks, Scotia Group gained 50 cents in ending at $40, with 665,109 shares crossing the exchange. Seprod rallied $1.26 to $64.75, trading 11,304 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments declined 64 cents to $15.66, trading 74,497 shares.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.25% climbed $2 to a record closing high of $22 in an exchange of 89 units.

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

Trading rises but stocks prices tumble

The value and volume of stocks traded on Thursday almost doubled trading levels on Wednesday, with volume rising 96 percent and the value 94 percent at the close of market activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks were outpaced by those declining 3 to 1 resulting in a fall in the market indices.
The All Jamaican Composite Index declined 3,971.73 points to settle at 454,819.36, the Main Index fell 3,556.65 points to 413,911.60 and the JSE Financial Index shed 1.35 points to close at 100.60.
Trading ended with 51 securities compared to 55 on Wednesday, with 11 stocks rising, 29 declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 15.8 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 12,931,119 shares trading for $94,458,438 versus 6,588,680 units at $48,572,521 on Wednesday. Pulse Investments led trading with 36 percent of total volume after 4.64 million shares changed hands, followed by Wigton Windfarm 22.4 percent, with 2.90 million units and Transjamaican Highway with 14.5 percent for an exchange of 1.87 million units.
Trading averages 253,551 units at $1,852,126, compared to 119,794 shares at $883,137 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 184,149 units at $1,350,041. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement shed 96 cents in closing at $106.24 in an exchange of 7,444 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined $1.47 to $38.53 with 47,391 shares crossing the market, First Rock Capital fell $1.11 to $12.61 with 21,248 stocks changing hands. GraceKennedy dipped 50 cents to $101 with the swapping of 79,434 shares, Jamaica Broilers shed 96 cents to close at $32.04 after 305,900 units crossed the exchange, Jamaica Producers advanced $2.45 to $24.50 in transferring 5,955 stocks. JMMB Group lost 50 cents to end at $37.50, with the swapping of 112,533 shares, Kingston Wharves dipped 60 cents to $48 in exchanging 1,095 stock units. Margaritaville fell $1.95 to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $13.20, with an exchange of 634 stock units. Mayberry Investments lost 25 cents in ending at $5.75 and trading 44 stocks. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $5.50 to $120 in trading 555 shares, NCB Financial fell 70 cents to $129.30 in switching ownership of 205,686 stock units, 138 Student Living popped 59 cents to $5.09 in an exchange of 4,448 shares, Palace Amusement surged $101 to $1,100 with 2 units crossing the exchange. Proven Investments rose 57 cents to $33.60 in transferring 3,380 stocks, Pulse Investments rallied 43 cents to $3.98 with the swapping of 4,641,053 shares, Radio Jamaica lost 25 cents to end at $3.50 in switching ownership of 311,137 stocks. Sagicor Group declined $1 to $56 in exchanging 24,877 shares, Salada Foods traded 201 shares and gained 20 cents to close at $7.25, Seprod shed $1.01 in ending at $64.99 after 21,342 stock units crossed the market and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 46 cents in closing at $16.44 in switching ownership of 70,957 stocks.
In the preference segment, 138 Student Living preference share rose 57 cents to $6.57 in an exchange of 46 units, JMMB Group 7.15% – 2028 lost 36 cents to end at $2.99 with 100 shares changing hands and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% spiked $20.50 to close at $102 after an exchange of 10,000 stocks.

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

JSE Main Market pulls back on Wednesday

Market activity ended Wednesday with the volume and value of shares trading declining 62 percent and 68 percent, respectively, than on Tuesday, leading to a decline in the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market indices and ended with fewer rising stocks than those declining.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 1,051.55 points to 458,791.09, the Main Index fell 396.65 points to 417,468.25 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.49 points to end at 101.95.
The number of stocks trading remained high, with 55 securities compared to 50 on Tuesday, with 14 stocks rising, 26 declining and 15 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 15.9 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
The market closed with 6,588,680 shares trading for $48,572,521 versus 17,371,190 units at $150,660,788 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 45.3 percent of total volume for an exchange of 2.99 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 8.1 percent for 532,579 units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund 7.5 percent, with 493,056 shares.
Trading averages 119,794 units at $883,137, compared to 347,424 shares at $3,013,216 on Tuesday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments fell $1.43 to $90.97 in switching ownership of 188,629 shares, Caribbean Cement rose $1.20 to $107.20 in exchanging 2,613 stocks, Caribbean Producers gained 29 cents to end at $4.64 with 16,300 shares crossing the exchange, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $6.75 to $40 in trading 8,108 stock units, GraceKennedy slipped 50 cents to $101.50 with a transfer of 38,713 stocks, Guardian Holdings spiked $9 to $599 with 892 units changing hands, Jamaica Broilers fell $1.45 to $33 with the swapping of 104,714 shares. Jamaica Producers declined $2.45 to $22.05 after 288,971 stocks cleared the market, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 80 cents to close at $17.20 in transferring 3,410 stock units, Key Insurance popped 22 cents to $4.43 after exchanging 11,302 stocks. Mayberry Investments rallied 25 cents to $6 in exchanging 35,530 units, NCB Financial declined $2.99 to $130 in switching ownership of 5,487 shares, Palace Amusement dropped $135.99 to end at $999 with 152 stock units changing hands, Portland JSX shed 98 cents to $7.02 with the swapping of 23 stocks. Proven Investments fell 92 cents to $33.03 with 8,471 stock units crossing the market, Radio Jamaica rallied 25 cents to $3.75 in an exchange of 396,352 shares. Sagicor Group shed $1 in, ending at $57 after switching ownership of 10,741 stocks, Seprod popped $1.21 to $66 in trading 4,387 shares.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 7.25% spiked 20 cents to $1.50 after 8,797 stocks crossed the market and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share dropped $22.50 to close at $81.50, switching ownership of 1 share.

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

JSE Main Market rallies, down in August

Stocks rallied into month end as rising stocks exceeded decliners, greater than two to one at the end of market activity on Tuesday, but closed out August more than 3,600 points below the July close, with the volume of shares trading on Tuesday rising 82 percent and the value inched 11 percent higher than Monday, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.  
The All Jamaican Composite Index spiked 2,773.29 points to 459,842.64, the JSE Main Index climbed 2,670.20 points to 417,864.90 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.59 points to close trading at 101.46.
Market participation remained elevated with 50 securities traded compared to 51 on Monday, leading to a rise of 28 stocks, 11 declining and 11 closing unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 16.3 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
The market closed with 17,371,190 shares trading for $150,660,788 versus 15,594,454 units at $851,732,015 on Monday. Radio Jamaica led trading with 48.2 percent after exchanging 8.37 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm 13.3 percent, with 2.31 million units and Sagicor Group 6.8 percent with 1.18 million shares.
Trading averages 347,424 units at $3,013,216, versus 305,774 shares at $16,700,628 on Monday and month to date, an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,190,compared to 487,063 units at $8,855,045 on Monday. July closed with an average of 322,932 units at $15,201,099.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 17 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement dropped $4 to $106 exchanging 11,162 shares, Caribbean Producers slipped 35 cents to $4.35 after trading 38,382 stock units, Eppley popped $2.35 to $41.35, with 2,083 shares changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund surged $8.44 to $46.75 in switching ownership of 125,066 units, First Rock Capital gained $1.35 to end at $13.75 in swapping of 4,396 shares. GraceKennedy fell $2 to $102, with 65,411 stocks changing hands, Guardian Holdings spiked $9 to $590 in trading 1,338 units, Jamaica Broilers popped $1.05 to $34.45 exchanging 62,613 stock units. Jamaica Producers advanced 50 cents to $24.50 in trading 19,496 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped 85 cents to $18, with an exchange of 93,267 shares, JMMB Group lost 70 cents in closing at $38 after 141,511 stock units crossed the market. Kingston Wharves climbed $2.25 to $48.75, with 878 units changing hands, Mayberry Investments shed 39 cents to $5.75 in switching ownership of 11,020 shares. Mayberry Jamaican Equities increased 30 cents to $9.30 while exchanging 1,960 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dived $10.50 to $125.50 after trading 40 stock units, NCB Financial Group advanced 99 cents to $132.99 with an exchange of 7,642 shares. PanJam Investment popped $2 to end at $64, with 4,216 stock units clearing the market, Pulse Investments rallied 26 cents to close at $3.60 after exchanging 435,638 units. Radio Jamaica dived 70 cents to $3.50 after exchanging 8,366,194 stock units, Sagicor Group rose $1.10 to end at $58 in trading 1,176,211 units, Scotia Group rallied 70 cents in closing at $39.50, with 4,106 stock units crossing the market. Seprod rose 79 cents to $64.79 in exchanging 2,978 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments popped 65 cents to $17 with the swapping of 203,098 units.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7.25% rallied 19 cents to $1.30 after trading 426,970 stock units and JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028 climbed 17 cents in closing at $3.20 while exchanging 237,799 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.