Guardian Holdings jumps $144 on Friday

Guardian Holdings jumped 28.5 percent on limited volume after jumping $144 on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Friday, with the supply of the stock available for sale virtually dried up after several months of selling pressure. The overall Main Market volume of stocks traded rose 12 percent, with a value 250 percent greater than on Thursday, leading the market to climb as rising stocks exceeded those declining. 

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The All Jamaican Composite Index rallied 3,224.68 points to 423,550.33, the JSE Main Index jumped 3,601.11 to 372,936.80 and the JSE Financial Index popped 1.98 points to close at 89.43.
Trading ended with 51 securities compared to 58 on Thursday, with 21 rising, 16 declining and 14 ending unchanged.
At the close, 18,706,267 shares were exchanged for $161,301,374 versus 16,728,941 units at $46,042,543 on Thursday. Trading averaged 366,790 units at $3,162,772, compared to 288,430 shares at $793,837 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 228,567 units at $1,609,780, compared to 186,606 units at $1,138,336 on the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 173,643 units at $1,683,017.
Mayberry Investments led trading with 6.92 million shares for 37 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 6.52 million units for 34.8 percent of the day’s trade, Transjamaican Highway with 1.34 million units for 7.2 percent market share and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.32 million units for 7 percent market share.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 13.9 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are computed based on ICInsider.com’s forecasted earnings for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints fell 85 cents to $11 in switching ownership of 4,806 shares, Caribbean Cement rose 70 cents in ending at $61.70 and trading 20,688 stocks, First Rock Real Estate popped 47 cents to end at $12.47 in an exchange of 2,996 units.GraceKennedy dropped $2.60 in closing at $96.30, with 104,922 stock units crossing the exchange, Guardian Holdings gained $144 to close at $650 with an exchange of 1,126 stocks, but the offer for the stock was at $590 at the close, Mayberry Investments climbed 35 cents to $9.20 and closed with 6,918,037 stock units changing hands. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy shed $1 in closing at $84 after trading 110 units, NCB Financial increased $1.58 to $99 while exchanging 75,228 shares, Palace Amusement rallied $122.99 to close at $879 after exchanging two units. Proven Investments declined 45 cents to end at $33 after trading 230 stock units, Scotia Group advanced 91 cents to $34.98, with 612,178 stocks crossing the market, and Seprod popped $1.93 to end at $70 with the swapping of 505 shares. Supreme Ventures lost $1.12 in closing at $27.88 after trading 289,299 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments gained 39 cents to close at $13.60 in exchanging 52,252 shares, Sygnus Real Estate Finance fell $1.50 in ending at $11 with 1,089 units clearing the market and Wisynco Group shed 47 cents in ending at $18 with an exchange of 50,696 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading value plunges on JSE main market

The majority of rose on Thursday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market with 58 securities compared to 53 on Wednesday, with 32 rising, 12 declining and 14 ending unchanged and trading ended, with the volume of stocks traded rising 171 percent with a 43 percent lower value than Wednesday as a mere $46 million passed through the market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rallied 543.67 points to 420,869.32, the JSE Main Index climbed 480.00 points to 369,335.69 and the JSE Financial Index added 0.40 points to close at 87.45.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 13.7 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are computed based on ICInsider.com’s forecasted earnings for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
Overall, 16,728,941 shares were traded for $46,042,543 compared to 6,172,524 units at $81,213,738 on Wednesday. Trading ended with an average of 288,430 units at $793,837, versus  116,463 shares at $1,532,335 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 186,606 units at $1,138,336, compared to 132,918 units at $1,319,982 on the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 173,643 units at $1,683,017.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 9.10 million shares for 54.4 percent of total volume followed by JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028 with 3.99 million units for 23.8 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.27 million units for 7.6 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints rose 85 cents to $11.85 and closed with 89 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement shed $1.45 in ending at $61 with 7,376 stock units clearing the market, Guardian Holdings advanced $1 to $506 after exchanging 105 units. Jamaica Broilers rallied 51 cents in closing at $29.37 in transferring 18,223 stocks, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell $1 to $17 after 6,864 stock units changed hands, Mayberry Investments fell $1.63 in closing at $8.85 after exchanging 26,148 shares. Mayberry Jamaican Equities declined 50 cents to $14 in an exchange of 106,063 units, NCB Financial popped $7.42 to end at $97.42, with 9,641 stocks crossing the market, 138 Student Living dropped 75 cents in ending at $4.30 in switching ownership of 2,895 stocks. Palace Amusement gained $1.01 to close at $756.01 after trading 50 units, PanJam Investment increased $1.40 to end at $59.60, with hinge shares crossing the exchange, Portland JSX gained 99 cents in closing at $9.50 in trading 1,524 stock units. Proven Investments popped 95 cents to close at $33.45, trading 563 stocks, Scotia Group lost 92 cents after ending at $34.07, with 12,502 stock units changing hands, Stanley Motta advanced 62 cents to $5.60 while exchanging 980 units and Sygnus Real Estate Finance increased 50 cents to $12.50 with the swapping of 364 shares.
In the preference segment138 Student Living preference share jumped $5.16 to a record high of $56.90 with an exchange of 218 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big fall for JSE main market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market closed on Wednesday, with a big fall in the market as the volume and the value of stocks traded declined 27 percent from trading on Tuesday, leading to more stocks declining than rising.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 3,995.89 points to settle at 420,325.65, the JSE Main Index declined by 3,019.85 points to 368,855.69 and the JSE Financial Index shed 1.03 points to settle at 87.45.
Trading ended with 53 securities compared to 57 on Tuesday, with 13 rising, 25 declining and 15 ending unchanged. Overall, 6,172,524 shares were exchanged for $81,213,738 versus 8,448,425 units at $63,984,241 on Tuesday. Trading averages 116,463 units at $1,532,335, compared to 148,218 shares at $1,122,531 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 132,918 units at $1,319,982, compared to 148,218 units at $1,122,531 on the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 173,643 units at $1,683,017.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 1.50 million shares for 24.3 percent of total volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 1.16 million units for 18.9 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 608,480 units for 9.9 percent of market share.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 13.7 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are computed based on ICInsider.com’s forecasted earnings for companies with financial years ending up to the close of August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 13 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Berger Paints fell 93 cents to $11 after trading 3,154 shares, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $2 to close at $40 after exchanging 310 stocks, Guardian Holdings lost $1 in ending at $505 after switching ownership of 926 units. Jamaica Producers advanced 50 cents to $21.25, with 8,534 stock units crossing the market, Jamaica Stock Exchange declined 88 cents to end at $18 while exchanging 8,835 units and Mayberry Investments rose 85 cents to close at $10.48, with 4,504 shares clearing the market. NCB Financial shed $6 in ending at a 52 weeks’ low of $90 with an exchange of 22,866 stocks, PanJam Investment dropped $5.80 in closing at $58.20 trading 5,506 stock units, QWI Investments lost 11 cents in closing at 74 cents after the price hit an intraday 52 weeks’ low of 59 cents as investors traded 282,628, Scotia Group popped 92 cents to end at $34.99 after an exchange of 32,705 units. Supreme Ventures increased $1.52 to $28.67, with 23,538 shares crossing the market, Sygnus Real Estate Finance rallied 86 cents to close at $12, with 2,860 stock units changing hands and Wisynco Group dropped 52 cents to end at $18.40 after an exchange of 92,999 stocks.
In the preference segment138 Student Living s preference share gained $1.29 after ending ends record high of $51.74 in an exchange of 4 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Falling prices dominant on JSE USD Market

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Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 86 percent at marginally less valued than on Friday, resulting in 11 securities traded, compared to 10 on Friday with no rising, six falling and five ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 0.78 points to end at 209.09.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock valuations, averages 8.7, The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
Overall, 243,827 shares were traded for US$33,140 compared to 1,735,411 units at US$33,791 on Friday. July ended with an average of 49,665 units for US$3,449.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share ended at 6.5 US cents after an exchange of 75,715 shares, Margaritaville closed at 14.98 US cents after exchanging 148 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy remained at US$1.30 in exchanging two stock units. Proven Investments shed 0.25 of a cent in ending at 22.75 US cents after trading 118,758 stocks, Sterling Investments lost 0.13 of one cent to 1.95 US cents, with 11,599 stocks crossing the exchange, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share declined 0.87 of a cent to 11.12 US cents with the swapping of 1,061 stock units. Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share fell 1 cent to close at 12 US cents, with 67 shares crossing the market and Transjamaican Highway dipped 0.08 of a cent in closing at 0.88 of one US cent with an exchange of 36,230 units.
In the preference segmentEppley 6% preference share lost 14.6 cents to end at US$1.15 in switching ownership of 110 stock units, JMMB Group 5.75% remained at US$2.05 with one stock clearing the market and JMMB Group 6% finished at US$1.10 in an exchange of 136 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Month end rally for JSE

The usual month end rally surfaced again on the last trading day for July, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Friday, with the volume of stocks rising 232 percent more than on Thursday, with a 157 percent higher value, with rising stocks exceeding those declining.
The All Jamaican Composite Index gained 1,802.80 points to close at 429,500.62, the JSE Main Index climbed 1,031.73 points to 375,693.41 and the JSE Financial Index inched 0.52 points higher to 89.64.
Trading ended with 59 securities compared to 56 on Thursday, with 23 rising, 21 declining and 15 ending unchanged.
At the close of trading, 22,398,173 shares were exchanged for $169,689,057 versus 6,738,750 units at $66,010,050 on Thursday. Trading averages 379,630 units at $2,876,086, compared to 120,335 shares at $1,178,751 on Thursday and a month to date, average of 173,643 units at $1,683,017, compared to 162,714 units at $1,619,716 on the previous trading day. June closed with an average of 281,913 units at $5,309,050.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 9.80 million shares for 43.7 percent of total volume, followed by JMMB Group 7.35% – due 2028, with 5.08 million units for 22.7 percent of the day’s trade and Transjamaican Highway with 1.80 million units for 8 percent market share.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 13.9 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are computed based on ICInsider.com’s forecasted earnings for companies with financial years ending up to the close of August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 15 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Eppley dropped $1.98 to end at $38.70 with an exchange of 866 shares, Guardian Holdings shed $5 in ending at $505, with 139 stocks crossing the market, Jamaica Producers climbed $1.71 to $22.49 in an exchange of 143,940 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange increased $1.54 to close at $19.49, with 235,971 stock units clearing the market, Mayberry Investments gained 89 cents in closing at $10.69 after trading 37,405 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 50 cents to end at $14.50 in exchanging 570 stock units. NCB Financial rallied $6.95 to $97, trading 15,437 stocks, Palace Amusement fell $1 to close at $889 in exchanging one share, PanJam Investment rose 54 cents in closing at $64.99 with the swapping of 11,910 units. Proven Investments declined 79 cents after ending at $32.51, with 44,818 stock units crossing the exchange, Salada Foods popped 50 cents to end at $5.10 in trading 4,882 stocks, Scotia Group advanced 47 cents while ending at $36.47 in trading 17,005 shares. Seprod gained $1.93 in closing at $70 after exchanging 23,844 units, Supreme Ventures climbed 62 cents to close at $30, with 184,773 stocks changing hands.
In the preference segment138 Student Living preference share rose 90 cents to a 52 weeks’ close of $40 with an exchange of 101 stock units and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share increased 50 cents to $105 in switching ownership of 1,945 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

No losers just winners

The volume of stocks traded surged 1,375 percent higher on Friday than on Thursday with 58 percent greater value on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended, resulting in 10 securities trading, compared to five on Thursday with six rising, none declining and four ending unchanged.
Overall, 1,735,411 shares traded for US$33,791 up from 117,636 units at US$21,357 on Thursday. Trading averaged 173,541 units at US$3,379, compared to 23,527 shares at US$4,271 on Thursday, with the month to date averaging 49,665 shares at US$3,449 versus 40,062 units at US$3,454 on the previous day.  June ended with an average of 71,901 units for US$8,793. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index gained 3.86 points to end at 209.88.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending, up to August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows none ended with a bid higher than the last selling prices and two stocks with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share finished at 6.5 US cents in switching ownership of 744 shares, Margaritaville remained at 14.98 US cents after exchanging 19 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy ended unchanged at US$1.30 in trading 13 stock units. Proven Investments increased 0.95 of one cent to close at 23 US cents, with 56,462 units crossing the exchange, Sterling  Investments ended unchanged at 2.08 US cents after trading 509 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share rose 0.88 of a cent to end at 11.99 US cents in exchanging 43,476 stock units and Transjamaican Highway gained 0.06 of a cent in closing at 0.96 US cents while exchanging 1,634,177 units.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share climbed 18 cents to US$1.85 after trading nine shares, JMMB Group 5.75% advanced 2 cents to close at US$2.05 in an exchange of one stock unit and JMMB Group 6% popped 5 cents to US$1.10 with the swapping of one share.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading drops

Stock prices mostly fell in market activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded dropping 40 percent with a 58 percent lower value than on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an exchange of 6,738,750 shares for $66,010,050 down sharply from 11,320,379 units at $157,629,727 on Wednesday. The average trade was 120,335 units at $1,178,751, compared to 188,673 shares at $2,627,162 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 162,714 units at $1,619,716, compared to 164,961 units at $1,643,100 on the previous trading day. June  averaged 281,913 units at $5,309,050.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 1.72 million shares for 25.5 percent of the volume, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 729,653 units for 10.8 percent of trading and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 705,363 units for 10.5 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 2,610.73 points to 427,697.82, the JSE Main Index declined 1,907.55 to 374,661.68 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.69 points to close at 89.12.
A total of 56 securities traded compared to 60 on Wednesday, with 13 rising, 18 declining and 25 left unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 13.7 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are computed based on ICInsider.com’s forecasted earnings for companies with financial years, ending to the close of August 2023.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments shed 55 cents in closing at $87.35 after switching ownership of 153,550 shares, Berger Paints lost 95 cents to end at $11, with 1,600 stock units crossing the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined $3.23 to close at $40 trading 180 units. Guardian Holdings advanced $4, ending at $510, with 123 stocks crossing the market, Jamaica Broilers climbed 48 cents to $29.48 in trading 11,847 shares, Jamaica Producers fell $1.71 in closing at closing after exchanging 1,500 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange popped 55 cents to $17.95 in exchanging 67,304 stocks, Kingston Properties dropped 46 cents to $7.01 after trading 394,190 stock units, Margaritaville rallied $3.75 to close at $21, with 506 units clearing the market. Massy Holdings rose 99 cents to $91 while exchanging two stock units, NCB Financial lost $7.45 to close at $90.05 in an exchange of 111,712 shares, PanJam Investment fell 55 cents to $64.45, with 502 stocks changing hands. Salada Foods dropped 50 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $4.60 with an exchange of 11,370 shares and Supreme Ventures shed 62 cents in closing at $29.38 with an exchange of 196,312 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Main Market trading climbs on the JSE

Trading picked up on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Wednesday, with 60 securities trading compared to 57 on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 43 percent with a 16 percent more value than on the preceding day but ended with more stocks declining as increasing. 
Overall, 11,320,379 shares were traded for $157,629,727 compared to 7,889,885 units at $136,235,111 on Tuesday. Trading averages 188,673 units at $2,627,162, versus 138,419 shares at $2,390,090 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 164,961 units at $1,643,100, compared to 163,533 units at $1,583,820 on the previous trading day. June closed with an average of 281,913 units at $5,309,050.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 2.50 million shares for 22.1 percent of total volume, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 2.34 million units for 20.7 percent of the day’s trade, Jamaica Broilers had an exchange of 1.70 million units for 15 percent market share, Transjamaican Highway ended with 1.16 million units for 10.2 percent of the market trades and JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028 with 1.01 million units for 8.9 percent of trading.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 816.34 points to 430,308.55, the JSE Main Index lost 599.23 in closing at 376,569.23 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.16 points to 89.81. Trading ended, with 21 rising, 25 declining and 14 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 14 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are computed based on ICInsider.com’s forecasted earnings for companies with financial years, ending to the close of August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund jumped $2.53 to $43.23 exchanging 107 shares, Guardian Holdings dropped $11.99 to $506, with 1,038 stocks changing hands, Jamaica Producers popped 49 cents to end at $22.49 in exchanging 7,946 stock units. Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 55 cents to close at $17.40 after 29,411 units crossed the exchange, Kingston Properties rose 48 cents in closing at $7.47 in exchanging 42,948 units, Kingston Wharves declined 35 cents to end at $37.65 in an exchange of 4,713 stock units. Massy Holdings shed 99 cents to close at $90.01 in trading 480,682 stocks, Mayberry Investments fell 79 cents to $9.80, with 49,368 shares crossing the market, Mayberry Jamaican Equities dropped 50 cents to $15 with an exchange of 35,964 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy advanced $4 to $85 with the swapping of 750 units, NCB Financial rallied $2.43 to $97.50 after exchanging 72,234 stocks, 138 Student Living climbed 61 cents to $5 by trading 2,002 stock units. PanJam Investment gained $1.50 in closing at $65 in switching ownership of 369 units, Portland JSX climbed $1.30 to close at $9.80 after an exchange of 3,000 shares,Proven Investments declined 49 cents to end at $33.50, with 3,506 stock units crossing the market. Seprod lost $2.93 to end at $68.07 after 834 stocks changed hands, Supreme Ventures shed 60 cents to close at $30 with 103,257 stocks clearing the market, Sygnus Credit Investments increased 43 cents ending at $13.95 after trading 30,742 units and Sygnus Real Estate Finance fell $1.85 in closing at $11 while exchanging 5,281 stock units.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7.15% – due 2028, rose 40 cents to end at $3.40 after an exchange of 101,000 shares, 138 Student Living preference share continued its incredible but irrational rise by gaining $5.10 to close at a record $39.10 in trading 323 stock units and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share advanced $24.49 in closing at $104.50 trading one share.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

The JSE Main Market bounce

Trading jumped Tuesday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market, with a 53 percent increased volume of stocks traded over Monday, as investors exchanged 7,889,885 shares, with 274 percent greater value of $136,235,111 versus 5,149,053 units at $36,443,360 on Monday and pushing the market value higher at the close.
Trading ended with 57 securities against 58 on Monday, with 22 rising, 23 declining and 12 ending unchanged.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 3,348.28 points to 431,124.89, the JSE Main Index climbed 2,441.47 points to 377,168.46 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.72 points to 89.97.
Trading averaged 138,419 units at $2,390,090, compared to 88,777 shares at $628,334 on Monday and month to date, an average of 163,533 units at $1,583,820, compared to 165,057 units at $1,534,877 on the previous trading day. June closed with an average of 281,913 units at $5,309,050.
Jamaica Broilers led trading with 1.91 million shares for 24.2 percent of total volume, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.62 million units for 20.5 percent of the day’s trade and Wigton Windfarm with 1.05 million units for 13.3 percent of market share.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 13.8 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are computed based on ICInsider.com’s forecasted earnings for companies with financial years ending up to the close of August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and six stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments declined 70 cents to end at $88.06 with an exchange of 29,688 shares, Berger Paints gained 69 cents after finishing at $12.19 with five stock units crossing the exchange, Caribbean Cement rallied 51 cents to $63.49 with the swapping of 2,645 units. Jamaica Broilers rallied 50 cents to close at $29 in an exchange of 1,908,234 stocks, Jamaica Producers shed 49 cents in closing at $22 with 20,587 shares clearing the market, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 95 cents in closing at $17.95 after exchanging 2,204 stocks. JMMB Group fell 54 cents to $42.91, with 405,966 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings advanced 50 cents to close at $91 in trading 44,934 units, Mayberry Investments popped 59 cents to $10.59 after an exchange of 4,056 units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities fell 49 cents to end at $15.50, with 34,029 stock units crossing the market, but only after hitting a record high of $16. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $4 after ending at $81 in switching ownership of 173 stocks, NCB Financial shed $1.93 to close at $95.07, with 43,592 shares crossing the market. Palace Amusement climbed $136.63 to $890 after exchanging three units, PanJam Investment declined 50 cents in closing at $63.50 while exchanging 3,503 stock units, Portland JSX rose 50 cents to end at $8.50 trading 20 stocks. Proven Investments gained 64 cents after ending at $33.99 and finishing trading 12,649 shares, Salada Foods dropped 35 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $5 in exchanging 28,295 units and is poised to fall further. Seprod advanced $2.90 to $71, with 8,519 stocks clearing the market. Stanley Motta popped 50 cents in closing at $5.50, with 10,000 stock units crossing the exchange, Supreme Ventures climbed $1.60 to $30.60 after trading 151,914 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 43 cents to $13.52, with 37,100 shares changing hands.
In the preference segment138 Student Living preference share increased $1.57, ending at a record closing high of $34, with 70 units crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading plunged on JSE Main market

Trading plunged on Monday, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market, with an exchange of a mere 5,149,053 shares 41 percent less than Friday, with the value falling 67 percent to just $36,443,360 against 8,789,294 units at $110,558,479 traded on Friday as 58 securities changed hands compared to 53 on Friday, with 23 rising, 22 declining and 13 ending unchanged.
The average trade on Monday was 88,777 units at $628,334, down from 165,836 shares at $2,086,009 on Friday and month to date, an average of 165,057 units at $1,534,877, compared to 170,079 units at $1,594,558 on the previous trading day. June closed with an average of 281,913 units at $5,309,050.
The All Jamaican Composite Index declined 2,082.02 points to 427,776.61, the JSE Main Index declined by 1,237.67 points to close at 374,726.99 and the JSE Financial Index dropped 0.52 points in closing at 89.25.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 13.7 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are computed based on ICInsider.com’s forecasted earnings for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 1.19 million shares for 23.2 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 1.03 million units for 20 percent of the day’s trade and Pulse Investments with 364,611 units for 7.1 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Caribbean Cement gained $1.05 in closing at $62.98 after exchanging 24,466 shares, Eppley dropped $1 to $41, with 129 units clearing the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rallied 75 cents to $40.75 in exchanging 50 stock units. Guardian Holdings jumped $11.98 to close at $517.99 after trading 126 stocks, Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents to end at $28.50 with an exchange of 20,724 stock units, Jamaica Producers advanced 49 cents to close at $22.49 with the swapping of 3,393 stocks. JMMB Group popped 45 cents to end at $43.45, with 63,231 units crossing the market, Massy Holdings fell 40 cents in ending at $90.50 in exchanging 101,719 shares, Mayberry Investments shed 40 cents to $10, with 39,553 shares crossing the market. Mayberry Jamaican Equities climbed $1.59 in closing at $15.99, with an exchange of 74,885 stock units, NCB Financial declined 95 cents in closing at $97 after exchanging 15,535 stocks, 138 Student Living fell 77 cents to close at $4.39 in switching ownership of 13,129 units. Palace Amusement dived $146.63 to a 52 weeks’ low of $753.37, with 530 units crossing the exchange, Proven Investments increased 35 cents to end at $33.35, with 7,977 stocks changing hands, Radio Jamaica dropped 36 cents to $2.47 in exchanging 218,628 shares and Stanley Motta lost 60 cents to $5 in trading 94,226 stock units.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.25% preference share shed $1 to close at $20 in trading 1,389 shares, JMMB Group 7.25% due 2024 preference share lost 39 cents to end at $1.51 in trading 71,778 stock units and 138 Student Living s preference share jumped $2.94 in closing at a record $32.43 while exchanging 15 units, as the price defiles logic with a dividend yield of around three percent at the current price.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.