Bullish open fades on the JSE Main Market

Stocks raced 3,011 points ahead of the 425,748.98 close on Friday within 12 minutes of the market’s opening and pushed the All Jamaican Composite Index to 428,759.90 on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Monday, but the market ended the day with a modest rise after more stocks gained than fell.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 204.81 points to 425,953.79, the Main Index advanced by 284.47 points to 388,747.9 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.31 points to settle at 102.82.
Trading ended with 41 securities changing hands compared to 36 on Friday and closed with the prices of 21 stocks rising, nine declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 38 percent fewer shares than on Friday, after 27,815,530 shares traded for $166,571,949 compared to 44,980,918 units at $1,341,663,306 on Friday. Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 53.9 percent of total volume, after exchanging 14.98 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm with 13.5 percent for 3.76 million units. Transjamaican Highway controlled a 12.7 percent market share with 3.54 million units and Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund accounted for 3.6 percent of the day’s trade in closing with one million units changing hands.
The average trade was 678,428 units for $4,062,730, compared to an average of 1,249,470 shares at  $37,268,425 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ends at 346,635 units at $7,073,555 for each security, in contrast to 324,765 units at $7,272,017. October averaged 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the market closing, Barita Investments gained 50 cents in closing at $84.50, after 11,863 shares cleared the market, Caribbean Cement advanced $1.33 to $58 in trading 2,631 units, Eppley gained $4.98 to $25, with 28,065 stock units changing hands. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose 75 cents to $41.50, with 1,350 units crossing the exchange, First Rock Capital gained 30 cents to end at $13 after an exchange of 19,470 stocks, Jamaica Broilers shed 60 cents to settle at $6.40 in trading 6,876 units. Jamaica Producers ended at $20.06, with gains of 36 cents after exchanging 1,067 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 87 cents to $19.87, with investors swapping 12,561 shares, Key Insurance jumped $1.81 to $9.11, trading 42,172 units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities shed 80 cents to settle at $7, after transferring 3,098 units, NCB Financial declined $1.48 to$148.50, in crossing the exchange with 714,826 shares, Palace Amusement climbed $34.99 to $1,300, with 2 units changing hands. Salada Foods fell $2.50 to $25, with 5,139 stock units crossing the market, Scotia Group rose 85 cents to end at $46.85, exchanging 10,778 shares and Seprod gained $1 to close at $63 trading 19,472 stock units.

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

Slippage for JSE Main Market

NCB Financial dominated the market on Thursday as prices of more stocks rose at the close of trading than those declining, but big losses in a number of stocks pressured the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market and pushed the market indices down.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,741.60 points to 424,462.68, the Main Index fell by 2,536.99 points to 387,308.51 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.60 points to settle at 102.63.
Trading ended with 37 securities changing hands compared to 44 on Wednesday and closed with prices of 15 stocks rising,  12 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The average PE ends at 15.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 40 percent fewer shares than Wednesday with a 49 percent decline in the value of stocks changing hands. At the close 9,736,055 shares traded for $369,213,753 compared to 16,137,399 units at $724,067,008 on Wednesday. NCB Financial led trading with 22.8 percent after exchanging 2.22 million shares, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 19.6 percent for 1.91 million units, Transjamaican Highway with 16.1 percent market share for 1.57 million units and Wigton Windfarm closed with 12.9 percent market share with 1.26 million units changing hands.
Trading averaged 263,137 units changing hands at $9,978,750 for each security, compared to 366,759 shares at $16,456,068 on Wednesday. Month to date average trade ends at 267,957 units at $5,429,235 in contrast to 268,282 units at $5,122,619 on Wednesday. Trading for October averaged 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments shed 50 cents to end at $84, in an exchange of 3,848 shares, Berger Paints lost 30 cents to settle at $11.55 trading 7,643 stock units, Caribbean Cement climbed $5.99 to $59.99, after exchanging 13,531 stock units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund fell $3.05 to $40.75, with a transfer of 8,110 stock units, First Rock Capital gained 89 cents to $12.89, with 1,081 units changing hands, Jamaica Broilers advanced $1.20 to $27.50, in trading 102 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 68 cents to settle at $19, with investors switching ownership of 36,204 shares, Kingston Wharves dropped $3.90 to $45 in trading 55,000 shares, Palace Amusement dived $34.99 to $1,265.01, in an exchange of 42 units. Pan Jam Investment shed 76 cents to end at $63.24 after trading 5,898 units, Proven Investments settled at $38.50, with gains of $1.64, in clearing the market with 2,642 units, Sagicor Group gained 40 cents to close at $48.50, with 38,536 shares crossing the exchange. Seprod ended at $62, with a loss of 50 cents trading 5,503 units and Supreme Ventures rose 55 cents to $15.90, with an exchange of 26,291 stock units.

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

7 month JSE Main Market high

Stocks closed at a seven month high at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market trading on Wednesday with the market rising higher than Tuesday, with NCB Financial fueling the gain with a rise of $8 price as the All Jamaica Composite Index ended just below the April 16 close of 427,779.79 points.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index surged 7,042.47 points to 427,204.28, the Main Index jumped 6,294.46 points to 389,845.50 and the JSE Financial Index added 2.61 points to settle at 103.23.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands compared to 42 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 14 stocks rising, 17 declining and 13 remaining unchanged. The average PE ratio ended at 15.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed after an exchange of 16 percent more shares than on Tuesday, resulting in 16,137,399 shares trading for $724,067,008 compared to 13,931,581 units at $189,778,108 on Tuesday.
Grace Kennedy led trading with 29.6 percent of total volume after exchanging 4.77 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 21.9 percent for 3.53 million units. NCB Financial ended with 17.1 percent of the overall volume after trading 2.76 million units, with a value of $414 million and accounted for 57 percent of the market’s value and Sagicor Select Financial Fund closing with 5.6 percent of the volume as 1.4 million units traded.The average trade amounts to 366,759 units at $16,456,068 for each security, compared to an average of 331,704 shares at $4,518,526 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 268,282 units at $5,122,619 for each security, in contrast to 259,701 units at $4,135,150 on Tuesday. Trading for October averaged 398,200 units at $4,622,532 .
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 10 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments shed 30 cents to close at $84.50, in an exchange of 4,450 shares, Caribbean Cement dropped $5 to end at  $54 trading 23,334 stock units, Eppley gained 50 cents to close at $20, after clearing the market with 29,227 units. First Rock Capital lost 50 cents, closing at $12, with 27,582 shares passing through the market, Jamaica Broilers Group fell $1.60 to $26.30, in exchanging 2,557 units, Key Insurance gained 95 cents to end at $8.15, after trading just one stock. Kingston Properties fell 48 cents to $7, with a transfer of 550 units, Kingston Wharves rose $1.90 to $48.90, in crossing the exchange with 255 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined by $4.99 to $145.01, with an exchange of 59 units. NCB Financial climbed $8 to  $150, with 2,760,546 shares changing hands, Pan Jam Investment advanced by $2.84 to $64 after exchanging 11,719 units, Proven Investments declined by $2.14 in closing at $36.86, in trading 2,900 units. Salada Foods shed 79 cents to end at $27.50, with an exchange of 260 units, Scotia Group fell by $2.89 in closing at $45.06, with 172,829 shares changing hands and Supreme Ventures lost 65 cents to end at $15.35, after 27,135 stock units passed through the market.

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

JSE Main market in bull territory

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

JSE all jamaica Composite index with bullish formation.

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

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

Another rising day for JSE Main Market

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

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

JSE Main Market continues to climb

The rally that started on Monday continues on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with gains in the market’s major indices with an exchange of 48 percent fewer shares, JSE Main Market continues to climb valued eight percent more than on Wednesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 2,871.01 points to 415,885.38, the Main Index climbed 2,587.62 points to 379,339.68 and the JSE Financial Index added 1.05 points to settle at 99.38.
Trading ended with 40 securities changing hands compared to 43 on Wednesday and closed with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 16 declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 12,814,652 shares for $230,585,736 compared to 24,745,227 units at $212,755,395 on Wednesday. Grace Kennedy led trading with 26.3 percent of total volume after 3.36 million shares traded, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 24.9 percent as 3.19 million units changed hands and Wigton Windfarm with 21.1 percent for 2.70 million shares.
The average traded was 320,366 units changing hands at $5,764,643 for each security, compared to 575,470 shares at $4,947,800 on Wednesday. The average trade for the month to date ends at 259,799 units at $3,740,044 for each security, in contrast to 252,610 units at $3,499,735 on Wednesday. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments advanced $1.53 to settle at $84, with 4,384 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement fell $1.94 to end at $53, with an exchange of 11,206 stock units, Jamaica Broilers climbed $2.80 to $27.95, after trading 15,190 units. Key Insurance lost 30 cents to close at  $8.10, with investors swapping 7,100 shares, Kingston Properties shed 49 cents and ended at $6.98, after exchanging 100 stocks, Mayberry Jamaican Equities finished 50 cents lower at $7 trading 3,130 units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy fell $2 to $140, in clearing the market with 2,589 shares, Palace Amusement climbed $245.13 to $1,245.13 after trading of 20 units, Pan Jam Investment declined $2.48 to $61.51, with 43,886 shares changing hands. Proven Investments gained 43 cents to end at $36.50, in exchanging 750 units, Sagicor Group climbed $2 to $50, with investors swapping 11,448 stock units, Salada Foods advanced $1.90 to $28.29, with 5 stocks changing hands. Scotia Group rose $1.75 to $47.75, after trading 80,862 shares, Seprod closed $1.50 higher at $63.50, with investors switching ownership of 29,826 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments gained 80 cents to end at $17.80, in exchanging 554,552 units. Victoria Mutual Investments rose 38 cents to end at $5.79, with 99,884 shares changing hands and Wisynco Group gained 32 cents to close at $15.26 after 119,591 stocks passed through the market.

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

Modest fall for JSE Main Market

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

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

JSE Main Market falls

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

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

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

Points dropped by JSE Main Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Thursday, with the market declining after more stocks fell than rose after an exchange of 5 percent more shares than on Wednesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,323.05 points to 406,293.9, the Main Index lost 1,996.58 points to 370,727.04 and the JSE Financial Index shed 1.32 points to settle at 96.05.
Trading ended with 39 securities changing hands compared to 43 on Wednesday and closed with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 17 declining and seven remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio of the market averaged 15.3 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 8,721,796 shares for $100,130,455 compared to 8,293,470 units at $64,608,613 on Wednesday. QWI Investments led trading with 36.9 percent of total volume with 3.22 million shares, followed by Sagicor Group with 16.1 percent after the trading 1.41 million units and Transjamaican Highway with 10.5 percent for 914,618 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 223,636 units changing hands at $2,567,448 for each security, in comparison to an average of 192,871 shares at $1,502,526 on Wednesday. The average trade for the month to date ends at 160,915 units at $1,670,277, in contrast to 142,384 units at $1,405,203. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments shed $1.99 to end at $83, in trading 104,169 shares, Eppley fell $1.77 to $17.35 after transferring 1,400 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $3 to settle at $41, with investors swapping 3,602 units, First Rock Capital lost 90 cents to end at $13.80, with 59,747 shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers gained 40 cents to settle at $27, after trading 8,851 stock units. Jamaica Producers closed $1 higher at $21, in exchange for 500 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 40 cents to end at $17.60, with 3,292 units passing through the market, JMMB Group lost  $1.20 to settle at $30.05, in an exchange of 28,095 stock units. Mayberry Investments rose 58 cents to $6.09, with investors switching ownership of 583 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed $9.99 to settle at $150, with 552 units crossing the market, NCB Financial finished 50 cents lower at $133.60, with an exchange of 19,267 stock units. 138 Student Living gained 39 cents and settled at $4.89, with an exchange of 25 units, Palace Amusement dropped $300 to close a 52 weeks’ low of $1,000 after exchanging 54 units, Pan Jam Investment gained 50 cents to close at $63 trading 6,931 stock units, Proven Investments fell $4.99 in closing at $35, with investors switching ownership of 5,202 units. Scotia Group shed 80 cents to end at $44.20 after trading 6,910 units Seprod climbed $2.30 to close at $64, with a transfer of 12,400 stock units and Wisynco Group shed 70 cents after ending at $15.20, with 727,281 shares changing hands.

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

JSE Main Market climbs

Stocks gained at the close of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Wednesday, with declining stocks edging out advancing ones after exchanging 75 percent more shares and a rise of 143 percent in value than on Tuesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 1,450.28 points to 408,616.95, the Main Index climbed 1,110.86 points to 372,723.62 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.38 points to settle at 97.37.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands compared to 46 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 14 stocks rising, 17 declining and 12 unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.3 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 8,293,470 shares for $64,608,613 compared to 4,736,880 units at $27,585,696 on Tuesday. Pulse Investments led trading with 32 percent of total volume, with 2.66 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm 14.1 percent with 1.17 million units and QWI Investments with 11.4 percent accounting for 949,164 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 192,871 units changing hands at $1,502,526 for each security, compared to an average of 102,976 shares at $599,689 on Tuesday. The average trade for November to date is 142,384 units at $1,405,203 for each security versus 117,991 units at $1,358,182. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments advanced by $2.44 to $84.99, with investors swapping 52,367 shares, Berger Paints gained 35 cents to close at $11.84, in an exchange of 3,563 units, Eppley ended at $19.12, with gains of 34 cents in trading 44 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $3.51 to $38, after clearing the market with 500 units, First Rock Capital climbed $2.59 to close at $14.70 trading  554,215 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange picked up 45 cents to end at $18,  after exchanging 21,206 stock units. JMMB Group ended 55 cents higher at $31.25, in the transfer of 549,695 shares,  Kingston Properties shed 63 cents in closing at $6.85 and trading 29,700 stock units, Kingston Wharves lost $2.40 to end at $45.50, with investors swapping 7,442 stock units. Mayberry Investments shed 58 cents in closing at $5.51, trading 14,915 stock units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy shed $8.99 to $140.01, with an exchange of 253 units, NCB Financial lost 90 cents in closing at $134.10, after a transfer of 28,805 stock units. Pan Jam Investment fell $1.10 to $62.50, after an exchange of 14,959 stock shares, Proven Investments climbed $1.39 to $39.99 trading 7,325 units, Pulse Investments gained 48 cents to end at $4.73, with investors switching ownership of 2,656,385 shares. Sagicor Group fell $1.45 to settle at $44.10, with 9,121 units passing through the market, Scotia Group rose $1 to close at $45, in exchanging 45,982 shares and Seprod fell $1.75 to $61.70 after trading 53,957 shares.

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