Stocks give up some gains Wednesday

Stocks gave back some of Tuesday’s gains bring the year to date gains to zero when the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Wednesday, with the market declining even as more stocks advanced than declined after an exchange of 15 percent more shares with an 11 percent lower value than on Tuesday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 2,201.29 points to 433,411.08, the Main Index dropped 1,957.22 points to 395,223.27 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.51 points to settle at 100.07.
Investors traded 40 securities, down from 47 on Tuesday and closed with 18 rising, 12 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio averages 19.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Traders exchanged 16,449,582 shares for $59,313,530 compared to 14,255,372 units at $66,739,337 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 36.1 percent of total volume, after an exchange of 5.94 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 29 percent for 4.78 million units, QWI Investments chipped in with 10.1 percent after 1.66 million units traded and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 6.9 percent of the day’s trade for 1.14 million units.
Trading averaged 411,240 units at $1,482,838 for each security, compared to an average of 303,306 shares at $1,419,986 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averaged 358,582 units at $1,676,782 for each security, in contrast to 336,641 units at $1,757,591 on Tuesday. February closed with an average of 419,015 units at $2,509,660.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
Barita Investments rose $1.25 to end at $81.25 trading 3,179 shares, Berger Paints rose 24 cents in closing at $13.45, after exchanging 4,677 stock units, Caribbean Cement shed $2.30 to close at $67.20 in transferring 39,713 shares. Carreras gained 20 cents to finish at $7.73, with 53,050 units changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund advanced $1 to $41 after an exchange of 2,181 shares. First Rock Capital gained 25 cents to settle at $15.25 trading 56,515 stock units, Grace Kennedy rose $1.98 to $90.98, with the swapping of 119,902 shares, Jamaica Broilers ended 24 cents higher at $28.74 after the transfer of 25,562 units. JMMB Group rose 22 cents to $32.90 in an exchange of 55,700 units, Kingston Wharves shed 60 cents to $45, with shareholders switching ownership of 40,328 shares. NCB Financial declined $1 to $141, with 53,913 stock units crossing the market, Palace Amusement dropped $67.03 to $885, with 210 units changing hands, PanJam Investment finished 90 cents lower at $64.10 trading 8,674 stock units. Proven Investments advanced $1.75 to $39, with an exchange of 35,591 stocks, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 43 cents to $8.35 with the swapping of 15,997 shares, Salada Foods declined $2.99 to $38.51 with 8,295 units clearing the market. Stanley Motta gained 34 cents to close at $5.35 after exchanging 212 units and Supreme Ventures fell $1.20 to $15 in transferring 90,750 stocks.

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

JSE USD market slips for a second day

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Tuesday, with the market declining after trading 976 percent more shares than on Monday, resulting in more stocks falling than rising but with values climbing 347 percent.
Investors traded six securities, compared to five on Monday and closed with the prices of one rising, two declining and three ending unchanged. The JSE USD Equity Index shed 3.08 points to end at 196.01.
The PE Ratio averages 13.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 414,346 shares, for US$41,873 compared to 38,508 units at US$9,365 on Monday.
Trading averaged 69,058 units at US$6,979, in contrast to 7,702 shares at US$1,873 on Monday. Trading month to date averaged 41,169 units at US$4,658. February ended with an average of 69,547 units for US$9,223.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital closed at 8.9 US cents trading 4,000 shares, Proven Investments lost 0.56 of a cent in closing at 24 US cents, with 124,040 stock units changing hands, Sterling Investments carved out a gain of 0.01 of a cent to end at 2.11 US cents in trading 26,733 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments ended at 14.88 US cents in exchanging 65,516 units and Transjamaican Highway dropped 0.03 of a cent in closing at 0.9 US cents, exchanging 194,032 stock units.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% settled at US$2.03, trading 25 shares.

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

Market takes a breather in the move higher

After moving aggressively on Monday, stocks gave back some of Monday’s gains at the close of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Tuesday, with just over half the stocks traded declining with 34 percent fewer funds changing 21 percent fewer shares than on Monday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index declined 1,342.33 points to 435,612.37, the Main Index shed 1,189.08 points to 397,180.49, and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.23 points to settle at 100.58.
Investors traded 47 securities changing hands, down from 49 on Monday and closed with 10 stocks rising, 25 declining and 12 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio averages 19.1 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Traders moved 14,255,372 shares for $66,739,337 down from 18,062,183 units at $101,989,445 on Monday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 52.3 percent of total volume after exchanging 7.45 million shares, followed by Pulse Investments with 12.4 percent for 1.76 million units and Transjamaican Highway with 8.1 percent of the day’s trade for 1.16 million units.
Trading for the day averaged 303,306 units at $1,419,986, compared to 368,616 shares at $2,081,417 on Monday. The month to date averaged 336,641 units at $1,757,591 to February with an average of 419,015 units at $2,509,660.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Barita Investments dropped $1.17 to $80 to finish with a transfer at 25,533 shares. Berger Paints shed 99 cents to $13.21, with 3,567 shares crossing the exchange. Caribbean Cement fell 50 cents to $69.50 trading 17,782 stocks, Jamaica Producers fell 50 cents to $19.95, with 13,179 stocks changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended $1.50 lower at $18 after 80,328 stock units crossed the exchange, Kingston Wharves shed 60 cents to settle at $45.60 trading 18,334 units, Mayberry Investments slipped 40 cents to $5.29 trading 8,864 stock units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities advanced $1.03 to $8 in switching ownership of 216,359 stock units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed $5 to $150 after exchanging 73 shares, NCB Financial Group declined $1.33 in closing at $142, with 148,747 stock units changing hands, 138 Student Living rose 30 cents to $5.60, exchanging 20,286 stocks, Palace Amusement climbed $151.03 to $952.03 trading 30 shares. Portland JSX shed $1.40 to close at $7.10 in transferring 6,500 stocks, Proven Investments fell $2.15 to $37.25, after an exchange of 26,284 units, Sagicor Group advanced $1.90 to $52, with 20,712 stocks clearing the market. Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell $1.07 to $7.92 in a transfer of 379 stocks, Salada Foods rose 50 cents to $41.50 after trading 9,418 stocks. Scotia Group climbed $1.50 to $42.50, with 34,379 shares changing hands, Seprod gained 50 cents to end at $70 in trading 9,783 stocks and Stanley Motta shed 34 cents to $5.01, with 16,000 stock units crossing the market.

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

JSE majors now new year positive

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Stocks rising and declining share the honours with 20 each, at the close of trading on Monday leaving to the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market to close above Friday’s close with the volume of shares traded falling 51 percent and values down 9 percent to Friday.
Several stocks posted strong gains leading the market into positive for the year to date, for only the second time since the start of the year, with January 5th being the only other day the market recorded gains over the 2020 close. The All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 4,304.98 points to 436,954.70 at the close, the Main Index advanced 3,840.76 points to 398,369.57, but the JSE Financial Index slipped 037 points to 100.35.
Investors traded 49 Securities, up from 47 on Friday and closed with 20 rising, 20 declining and 9 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio averages 19.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Traders exchanged 18,062,183 shares for $101,989,445 compared to 35,675,257 units at $112,526,954 on Friday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 45 percent of total volume, after an exchange of 8.12 million shares followed by Pulse Investments with 21.4 percent for 3.86 million units, Sagicor Select Financial Fund 7.9 percent for 1.42 million units and Transjamaican Highway with 6.1 percent market share for 1.11 million units.

JSE Main Market recorded gains in 2021 for only the second time for the year when the market closed on Monday.

Trading for the day averaged 368,616 units at $2,081,417, compared to 759,048 shares at $2,394,191 on Friday. February closed with an average of 419,015 units at $2,509,660.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments slipped 33 cents to $81.17, after exchanging 26,461 shares, Berger Paints closed 30 cents higher at $14.20, with 17,723 units changing hands. Caribbean Cement advanced $5 to $70, after the stock surged to $75 in early trading, with the switching of 125,524 stocks, Ciboney Group lost 22 cents to finish at $1.22, with 38,183 shares clearing the market, Eppley advanced $3.40 to $28.40, with the swapping of 24,498 units. First Rock Jamaica lost 30 cents to end at $15 trading 3,126 stocks, Grace Kennedy climbed $4.50 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $89, with 194,627 shares changing hands. The stock traded upto $95 in response to a strong rise in profit, the company reported for 2020, Jamaica Broilers lost 26 cents to close at $28.74, with an exchange of 24,329 units. Jamaica Producers gained 25 cents to end at $20.45 in swapping 196,833 stocks, Key Insurance rose 76 cents to $4.77 trading 154,642 stock units, Kingston Properties rose $1.41 to $7.25, with 700 units crossing the exchange. Mayberry Investments ended 40 cents higher at $5.69, transferring 7,352 shares, NCB Financial fell 67 cents to $143.33 with an exchanging of 88,291 stock units, 1834 Investments fell 25 cents to 95 cents trading 2,120 units, 138 Student Living shed 70 cents to end at $5.30 while exchanging 1,700 stock units. Palace Amusement dropped $49 to $801, with 683 shares crossing the market, PanJam Investments rose $1 to $65, in an exchange of 13,660 stocks, Portland JSX ended $1.40 higher at $8.50, with the swapping of 2,000 units, Proven Investments climbed $3.40 to $39.40 trading 361 stock units. Sagicor Group declined $2 to finish at $50.10, in switching ownership of 81,964 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 69 cents to close at $8.99 after 7,200 shares crossed the market, Salada Foods fell $3 to $41 in exchanging 6,514 stocks. Scotia Group declined $1.50 to $41 trading 271,291 units, Seprod gained 50 cents to close at $69.50, with the swapping of 34,072 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 50 cents to finish at $16.40 in switching ownership of 13,711 units and Wisynco Group lost 29 cents to close at $16, in transferring 134,237 stock units.

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

Most stocks fall first day of the month

Stock market trading remained consistent with five securities changing hands on Monday, similar to Friday and ended with the prices of four declining and one remaining at the close of the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.  
JSE USD Equity Index slipped 1.63 points to end at 199.09 and the average PE Ratio ends at 13.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 38,508 shares, for US$9,365, down from 235,956 units at US$4,372 on Friday.
Trading averaged 7,702 units at US$1,873, in contrast to 47,191 shares at US$874 on Friday. February ended with an average of 69,547 units for US$9,223.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital dropped 0.1 of a cent to close at 8.9 US cents in trading 15,000 shares, Proven Investments lost 0.44 of a cent to close at 24.56 US cents trading 1,900 stocks, Sterling Investments fell 0.1 of one cent to 2.1 US cents with the swapping of 1,800 units and Sygnus Credit Investments shed 0.012 of a cent to 14.88 US cents after exchanging 17,308 shares.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% ended at US$2.03 in trading 2,500 shares.

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

February ends on a high note

Trading climbed on Friday with an exchange of 124 percent more shares valued 77 percent more than on Thursday as more stocks rose than declined on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market and ending with the market indices closing higher than the January close, almost wiping out the loss suffered since the start of the year.
The market should move higher during the coming week following record breaking results by Grace Kennedy with earnings of $6.26 that suggests the price should climb to over $100 and Caribbean Cement with record earnings of $3.76 and a likely price of $75. Technical indicators are also pointing to a run in the market to 437,000 points on the All Jamaica Composite Index in the short term.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 2,408.76 points to 432,649.72, the Main Index climbed 2,126.52 points to 394,528.81 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.78 points to settle at 100.72.
Trading ended with 47 active securities, the same as on Thursday and closed with prices of 21 rising, 15 declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio averages 17.1 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Traders exchanged 35,675,257 shares for $112,526,954 compared to 15,923,380 units at $63,507,779 on Thursday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 63.1 percent of total volume, after 22.50 million shares changed hands following comments from the company’s Managing Director, Earl Barrett, that the rate to be paid for energy produced by their phase two wind turbine will fall from 13 US cents to 5.6 us cents per Kilowatt hour effective April.  Sagicor Select Financial Fund followed with 12.9 percent for 4.60 million units, Pulse Investments 8.1 percent, with 2.88 million units, Ciboney Group chipped in for 3.7 percent with 1.32 million units and Key Insurance 3.4 percent trading 1.23 million units.
Trading for the day averaged 759,048 units at $2,394,191, Thursday ended with an average of 338,795 shares at $1,351,229. Trading month to date averaged 419,015 units at $2,509,660 for each security, in contrast to 399,667 units at $2,516,231 on Thursday. January closed with an average of 311,275 units at $1,432,133.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Barita Investments gained 36 cents to end at $81.50, after trading 10,772 shares, Caribbean Cement climbed $2.51 to $65, with the swapping of 60,748 stocks. Carreras lost 34 cents in closing at $7.41, in a transfer of 97,841 units, Ciboney Group dropped 36 cents to $1.44, with 1,316,248 shares crossing the exchange, Eppley fell $2.10 to $25, with the swapping of 21,424 units. Grace Kennedy advanced $3.50 to a 52 weeks’ high of $84.50, with 30,224 shares clearing the market, Jamaica Broilers gained 20 cents to close at $29, with 235,232 stock units changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed $1.60 to $19.60, after the swapping of 61,828 stocks. Key Insurance shed 79 cents to $4.01, trading 1,226,874 stock units, Kingston Properties declined $1.33 to $5.84 in 5,835 units crossing the exchange. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $10 to $145 after exchanging 260 stocks, NCB Financial climbed $3 to close at $144, transferring 78,611 shares, 138 Student Living rose 90 cents to $6 exchanging 3,210 stock units, Sagicor Group rose 50 cents to $52.10, in switching ownership of 468,195 stock units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund picked up 48 cents to close at $8.30, after 155,883 shares crossed the market, Salada Foods climbed $3.50 to $44, exchanging 97 stocks. Scotia Group lost 50 cents in ending at $42.50 trading 34,852 units, Seprod shed 54 cents to $69, with the swapping of 8,011 shares, Stanley Motta gained 35 cents to settle at $5.35, with 50 units clearing the market. Sterling Investments ended 36 cents higher at $3 in an exchange of 33,207 stock units and Supreme Ventures climbed $1.60 to $16.90 with 138,316 units changing hands.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.75% preference shares rose 55 cents to end at $7.40, in exchanging 153 stocks.

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

Gains for JSE USD stocks

Stocks mostly closed higher in trading on Friday, with the market Index advancing 5.55 points to 200.72 at the close of trading on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with 23 percent reduced volume and the value traded falling 84 percent from Thursday’s activity.
Similar to Thursday, five securities traded with two stocks rising, one declining and two ending unchanged. The PE Ratio averages 13.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors traded 235,956 shares for a mere US$4,372, down from 305,332 units at US$28,042 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 47,191 units at US$874, in contrast to 61,066 shares at US$5,608 on Thursday. Trading month to date averaged 69,547 units at US$9,223, compared to 70,676 units at US$9,645 on the prior trading day. January averaged 121,154 units for US$15,408.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with he bid higher than the last selling price and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital remained at 9 US cents trading 11,088 shares, Productive Business Solutions rose 11.85 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of 90.85 US cents in an exchange of 153 units, Proven Investments was unchanged at 25 US cents, after 4,020 stock units crossed the exchange. Sygnus Credit Investments gained 0.87 of a cent to close at 14.89 US cents in switching ownership of 1,176 units and Transjamaican Highway declined 0.02 of a cent in closing at 0.93 of a US cent with 219,519 stocks changing hands.

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

Ciboney drops 15% on Thursday

Ciboney Group price retreated after trading more than 2.5 million shares with the price falling 15 percent from Wednesday’s level on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Thursday with the total volume of stocks trading fell 46 percent from Wednesday’s quantity as the value dropped 60 percent.
The All Jamaican Composite Index inched 3.97 points up to 430,240.96 the Main Index rose 15.10 points to 392,402.29, and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.14 points to settle at 99.94.
Trading ended with 47 securities changing hands, the same as on Wednesday and closed with prices of 14 stocks rising, 24 declining and nine ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio averages 16.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investorss exchanged 15,923,380 shares for $63,507,779 compared to 29,447,608 units at $158,590,501 on Wednesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 18.3 percent of total volume, after an exchange of 2.91 million shares followed by QWI Investments controlled 16.9 percent with 2.69 million units, Ciboney Group chipped in 16.1 percent with 2.56 million units. Pulse Investments controlled 11.9 percent of market share for 1.89 million units, Wigton Windfarm with 11.1 percent for 1.77 million units and Key Insurance with 9.4 percent for 1.50 million units.
Trading for the day averaged 338,795 units at $1,351,229, compared to an average of 626,545 shares at $3,374,266 on Wednesday. Trading month to date averages 399,667 units at $2,516,231, versus 403,340 units at $2,586,520 on Wednesday. Trading in January averaged 311,275 units at $1,432,133.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 10 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close oftrading, Barita Investments fell 36 cents to $81.14, with an exchange of 3,965 shares, Ciboney Group fell 32 cents to $1.80, with 2,562,764 shares crossing the market, Eppley shed 90 cents to end at $27.10, with 345 stocks changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund closed $1 lower at $40 in exchanging 3,408 units. First Rock Capital advanced 29 cents to $15.29 trading 8,954 shares, Grace Kennedy rose $1 to $81, with the swapping of 29,366 stocks, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 80 cents to $18 in switching ownership of 52,808 units. Key Insurance declined 20 cents in closing at $4.80, after an exchange of 1,500,426 shares, NCB Financial dipped 40 cents to close at $141 and clearing the market with 66,981 units, Palace Amusement climbed $50 to $850 after exchanging 354 stock units, PanJam Investment fell $1 to $64, with 11,540 stock units changing hands. Portland JSX declined $1.20 to $7.10 in trading 8,000 stocks, Proven Investments closed $1.20 lower at $36 after exchanging 4,285 units, Sagicor Group gained 29 cents to close at $51.60, with the swapping of 4,089 shares. Salada Foods dropped $1 to $40.50 with a transfer of 2,182 shares, Scotia Group gained 50 cents to end at $43, with 15,411 stock units crossing the exchange. Sterling Investments shed 36 cents to $2.64 in exchanging 62,320 stocks, Supreme Ventures dropped 60 cents to close at $15.30, after a transfer of 527,323 units and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 54 cents to close at $14.95 in trading 14,288 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading climbs on JSE USD market

Stocks prices rose marginally after an exchange of 184 percent more shares traded on Thursday than on Wednesday, at the close of the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.  
Five securities traded, up from three on Wednesday with two rising, none falling and three closing unchanged, leaving the JSE USD Equity Index gaining 0.30 points to 195.17.
The PE Ratio averages 13.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors exchanged 305,332 shares for US$28,042, up from 107,489 units at US$24,329 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 61,066 units at US$5,608, versus 35,830 shares at US$8,110 on Wednesday. Month to date trading averaged 70,676 units at US$9,645, versus 71,187 units at US$9,859 on the prior trading day. January averaged 121,154 units for US$15,408.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close of trading, First Rock Capital rose 0.1 of a cent to 9 US cents, with an exchange of 300,000 shares, Proven Investments ended at 25 US cents, with 1,947 stock units crossing the market, Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 14.02 US cents trading 843 stock units and Transjamaican Highway ended at 0.95 of a US cent transferring 2,121 shares.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% gained 10 cents to close at US$1.10 with the swapping of 421 stocks.

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

Ciboney stunning rise clocks gains of 783%

Ciboney continues to create waves in the Jamaican financial market. The price closed at a fresh new multi-year high not seen since 1993. In Wednesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market, the stock last traded at $2.13 with year to date gain of 783 percent.

New record high for the JSE Junior Market.

Trading on Wednesday with the market rising modestly, with 47 securities changing hands, down from 46 on Tuesday and closed with 18 rising, 16 declining and 13 remaining unchanged.
The All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 173.69 points to 430,236.99, the Main Index rose 148.82 points to 392,387.19 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.33 points to close at 99.80.
The PE Ratio averages 16.9 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Some 45 percent more shares traded with a 17 percent dip in value than on Tuesday as 29,447,608 shares traded for $158,590,501 compared to 20,247,118 units at $191,400,586 on Tuesday. Pulse Investments led trading with 47.5 percent of total volume, after 13.98 million shares changed hands, followed by Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund 17.9 percent with 5.27 million, Transjamaican Highway accounted for 13.8 percent with 4.06 million units, Ciboney Group chipped in 5.1 percent for 1.52 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund 4.2 percent with 1.25 million units.
Trading for the day averaged 626,545 units at $3,374,266, compared to 440,155 shares at $4,160,882 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averaged 403,340 units at $2,586,520 for each security, in contrast to 389,008 units at $2,535,940 on the prior trading day. Trading in January closed with an average of 311,275 units at $1,432,133.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has eleven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Caribbean Cement lost 50 cents to finish at $62.50 in transferring 51,901 shares, Carreras rose 39 cents to $7.70, with the swapping of 211,134 stock units, Ciboney Group closed 41 cents higher at a 36 years record of $2.12, with 1,515,402 units crossing the market. Eppley climbed $3 to $28, with an exchange of 9,867 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund fell 52 cents to $41, with 8,710 stock units crossing the market, Grace Kennedy advanced $3.50 to $80, with 530,278 units changing hands. JMMB Group gained 44 cents to end at $33, in trading 50,399 shares, Key Insurance ended 39 cents lower at $5, after exchanging 74,836 stock units, Kingston Wharves dipped 30 cents to $46.20, with a transfer of 11,753 stocks. Mayberry Investments lost 21 cents to end at $5.29, after an exchange of 42,700 stock units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities slipped 23 cents to $7, in an exchange of 7,762 shares, 138 Student Living fell $1.40 to $5.10 in exchanging two shares. Palace Amusement fell $199.90 to a 52 weeks’ low of $800, with 380 stocks crossing the market, Sagicor Group gained 31 cents to end at $51.31, in an exchange of 12,316 stocks, Salada Foods rose $1.51 to $41.50, with the swapping of 4,036 shares. Scotia Group closed 75 cents higher at $42.50, with 267,313 stock units crossing the exchange, Seprod advanced $1.54 to $69.54 trading 26,590 shares, Stanley Motta lost 35 cents to close at $5 in exchanging 31,207 units. Sygnus Credit Investments advanced 99 cents to $15.49 after transferring 70,560 stock units and Wisynco Group rose 90 cents to $16.45, with investors switching ownership of 73,639 shares.

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