Modest gains for JSE majors

Stocks closed mixed on Friday, in trading on the Main Market of the Jamaican Stock Exchange with an even number of prices rising as falling, leading to a modest rise in the market indices.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index carved out a gain of 832.41 points to end at 415,049.61, the Main Index added 722.07 points to finish at 378,603.79 and the JSE Financial Index eked out a rise of 0.45 points to 98.31. The average PE Ratio of the Main Market ended at 15.4 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 41 securities changing hands with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 15 declining and 11 closing unchanged. The market closed with an exchange of 11,919,474 shares accounting for $95,504,967 compared to 25,342,527 units for $172,663,218 on Thursday.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 2.92 million shares for 24.5 percent of total volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 2.55 million units for 21.4 percent of the day’s trade and Carreras with 1.85 million units for 15.5 percent market share. Other stocks trading a million shares or more are Pulse Investments was the only, closing the day’s trade with 1.5 million units and Victoria Mutual Investments, with 1.15 million units.
An average of 290,719 units traded on Friday at $2,329,389 for each security changing hands in contrast to an average of 589,361 shares at $4,015,424 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date amounts to 666,101 units at $3,860,643, in contrast to 525,872 units at $2,737,055 on Thursday. June ended with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows 10 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments dropped $4 to settle at $55 with investors exchanging 5,940 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund closed 95 cents lower at $43, in the trading of 5,210 units, First Rock Capital gained 99 cents transferring 3,676 units to end at $13. Grace Kennedy shed 99 cents to end at $57, with 29,597 shares changing hands, Kingston Properties picked up 30 cents in transferring 250 units at $7.30, NCB Financial Group lost $1.60 to end at $135.90, with 158,628 shares crossing the market. 138 Student Living lost 50 cents to settle at $6.30, in trading 39 units, Palace Amusement sustained a loss of $50 to close at $1,800, with an exchange of 41 units, Proven Investments closed at $34.49, after losing 51 cents in transferring 20,487 stock units. Pulse Investments shed 40 cents to close at $3.70, with an exchange of 1,546,204 shares, Scotia Group jumped $2.25 to $47.25 in trading 608,394 shares, Supreme Ventures picked up 38 cents to end at $15.39 as investors transferred 37,543 stock units and Wisynco Group lost 68 cents in trading  86,232 shares at $18.12.

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

Big drop for JSE Main Market

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined for the second day in a row as falling stock prices outpaced advancing ones, with trading levels rising well above that on Wednesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index carved out a drop of 4,902.61 points to 414,217.20, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Index dived 4,332.39 points to close at 377,881.72 and the JSE Financial Index shed 1.18 points to end at 97.86. The average PE Ratio of the Main Market ended at 15.2 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 17 declining and 13 closing unchanged. The market closed with an exchange of 25,342,527 shares accounting for $172,663,218 compared to 19,356,583 units at $59,986,491 on Wednesday. Pulse Investments led trading with 9.34 million shares for 37 percent of total volume followed by   Transjamaican Highway with 4.88 million units for 19 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 3.79 million units for 15 percent of market share. Other trades over a million units are Wigton Windfarm 2.7 million shares and Jamaica Broilers with 2 million shares.
The average trade for Thursday ended at 589,361 units for $4,015,424  in contrast to an average of 460,871 at $1,428,250 on Wednesday. The average trade for the month to date is 525,872 for $2,737,055, in contrast to 460,871 units at $1,428,250 for each security. In contrast, June ended with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments declined by $3 to $59, in trading 4,711 stock units, Caribbean Cement closed $1 higher at $50 after exchanging 25,101 stock units, Eppley gained 89 cents to end at $17.39, with a transfer of 100 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $1.02 to $43.95, with 11,357 stock units changing hands, First Rock Capital fell $1.99 to $12.01 trading 4,300 units, Jamaica Broilers Group rose 68 cents to end at $28.67, with 2,083,164 shares changing hands.  Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 44 cents to finish at $21.50, with an exchange of 31,009 stock units, JMMB Group picked up 50 cents transferring 35,000 stock units to settle at $31.50, Kingston Wharves declined to $53, with a loss of $4 exchanging 6,580 units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed $8 to $168, in trading 501 units, NCB Financial Group gained 80 cents to finish at $137.50 with 120,381 shares changing hands, PanJam Investment fell $1 to finish at $74 with the trading of 104,975 shares.  Sagicor Group climbed $3.90 to close at $50.15  as 110,812 shares crossed the market,  Scotia Group closed 90 cents higher at $45, in trading 348,793 shares and Sygnus Credit  Investments lost 50 cents to end at $16, with a transfer of 5,043 stock units.

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

JSE US$ Market stocks all fell

All the stocks trading on JSE US Dollar Market declined on Thursday and leading to more decline in the market index after trading volume surged over Wednesday’s levels.
Trading ended with four securities changing hands with the price of all four declining. The Market Index lost 3.89 points to close at 178.84. The average PE Ratio of the JSE US Dollar Market ended at 12.8 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,520,815 shares, accounting for $77,061 compared to 12,538 units at $782 on Wednesday.
The average trade for Thursday ended at 380,204 units at $19,265 in contrast to an average of 2,090 valued at $130 on Wednesday. An average of 153,335 units traded for the month to date at US$7,784 for each security changing hands.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the JSE US Dollar market shows three stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital lost one cent in exchanging 5,000 units to end at 9 US cents, Proven Investments concluded trading of 275,081 shares with the price falling four-tenths of a cent to close at 22.6 US cents and Transjamaica Highway lost one-tenth of a cent to close at 0.95 of a cent, with 1,238.234 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% shed 6 cents, closing at US$1 with a transfer of 2,500 units.

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

JSE Main Market pulls back

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Following substantial gains to close out June, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market pulled back some of those gains as prices of several stocks gave up some of the increases of the previous day. Beating the negative trend were Barita Investments and Pulse Investments as they continued to move higher.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined 1,615.74  points to 419,119.81. The Main Index dropped 1,541.69 points to 382,214.11 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.67 points to 99.04. The average PE Ratio of Main Market ended at 15.1 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands with the prices of 12 stocks rising, 24 declining and 6 remained unchanged. The market closed with an exchange of 19,356,583 shares accounting for $59,986,491 compared to 68,236,614 units at $488,624,865 on Tuesday.
TransJamaican Highway led trading with 5.95 million shares for 30.8 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 4.94 million units for 25.5 percent of the day’s trades and Pulse Investments with 4.26 million units for 22 percent market share. Carreras was the only other stock trading over a million shares, ending with 1.53 million units changing hands.
The average trade for Wednesday ended at 460,871 units at $1,428,250 in contrast to an average of 1,586,898 valued at $11,363,369 on Tuesday. June closed with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main 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 gained $1 to settle at $62, after swapping 4,526 units, Berger Paints dropped $1 to close at $13, in trading 847 shares, Caribbean Cement lost 50 cents to end at $49 exchanging 2,301 stock units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund ended 93 cents higher at $42.93, with investors transferring 2,100 units, First Rock Capital shed 50 cents to finish at $14, with an exchange of 500 shares, Jamaica Broilers fell $1.01 to settle at $27.99, with 7,572 units changing hands. Jamaica Producers lost 75 cents to end at $24.15 exchanging 7,026 stock units, JMMB Group closed $1.30 lower at $31, after investors swapped 72,183 shares, Kingston Properties ended at $7, with a loss of 50 cents trading 400 units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities dropped 50 cents to close at $9.50, in the transfer of 500 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined by $9 to $160, after exchanging 400 units, NCB Financial gained 70 cents to settle at $136.70 in trading 37,711 stock units. PanJam Investment jumped $5 to $75, with an exchange of 1,372 units, Portland JSX slid 55 cents to $7.35, after exchanging 200 units, Proven Investments shed 50 cents to close at $35 trading 833 units. Pulse Investments gained 75 cents trading 4,255,782 shares to finish at $4.17, Sagicor Group declined by $4.75 to $46.25, after 726 units crossed the exchange, Salada Foods closed $1.45 lower to end at $28.45, with an exchange of 3,942 units. Scotia Group fell by $1.30 to $44.10, with 79,077 shares changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 49 cents to settle at $16.50 trading 6,400 stock units and Wisynco Group traded 28,698 stock units and fell 99 cents to $18.51.

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

Trading plunges on the JSE US market

Trading plunged ended on the JSE US market with six securities changing hands with a mere 12,538 shares for $782, crossing the market with an exchange compared to 7,399,364 units at $123,152 from six stocks on Tuesday.
At the close, the prices of 3 stocks rising, two declining and one closing with the price unchanged and leading to a 0.96 points increase in the market index to end at 182.73. The average PE Ratio of the JSE US Dollar Market ended at 15.2 based on IC Insider.com forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
An average of 2,090 units for $130 for each security traded on Wednesday in contrast to an average of 1,233,227 shares at $20,525 for each stock exchanged on Tuesday. June closed with an average of 281,680 units at $46,787 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the JSE US Dollar market shows two stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital traded 1,299 units at 10 US cents, Margaritaville lost 1.9 cents in the transfer of 250 units and closed at 16 US cents, Proven Investments gained 0.99 of a cent to close at 23 US cents after an exchange of 2,117 shares.  Just one unit of Sygnus Credit Investments changed hands at 13.01 US cents and Transjamaican Highway closed at one US cent, with 8,836 stock units changing hands after losing one-tenth of a cent.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% gained 7 cents, closing at US$1.06 with an exchange of a mere 35 units.

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

JSE Main Market jumps 8,500 points

Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed sharply higher on Tuesday following the significant fall on Monday as investors traded six times the number of shares that traded on Monday, leading the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index (AJI) to jump 8,491.49 points to 420,735.55.
The market enjoyed a sharp rise in the prices of Barita Investments, up by $3.70, Jamaica Broilers rising $2.10, Kingston Wharves climbing $4.20, Palace Amusement gaining $10, Sagicor Group added $4.97 and Wisynco Group with a rise of $1.98. NCB Financial lost $2.90, PanJam Investments shed $5 and Scotia Group lost $1.60.
The AJI closed the month just over 100 points lower than at the close in May, the Main Index rose 7,767.06 points to 383,755.80 and the JSE Financial Index rose 2.30 points to settle at 99.71. The average PE Ratio of the Main Market ended at 15.6 based on IC Insider.com forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands with the prices of 23 stocks rising, 11 declining and three closing unchanged. The market closed with an exchange of 68,236,614 shares accounting for $488,624,865 compared to 11,612,843 units at $70,094,309 on Monday.
At the close, Mayberry Jamaican Equities surge to the top of the market, with 50 million shares trading for 73 percent of total volume followed by Pulse Investments with 10.3 million units for 15 percent of the day’s trade and Transjamaican Highway with 2.6 million units for 3.8 percent market share.  Other securities trading a million units or more are Carreras with 1.1 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 1 million shares.
The average trade for Tuesday ended at 1,586,898 units at $11,363,369 in contrast to an average of 263,928 valued at $1,593,052 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 818,748 units valued at $7,498,308 in contrast to 782,169, units at $7,295,380. May closed with an average of 475,543 shares at $3,077,280 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments gained $3.70 to end at $61 in trading 33,061 shares, Eppley rose 60 cents in ending at $16.50, with investor swapping 15,000 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $1 ending at $42 trading 17,030 units. Jamaica Broilers Group advanced by $2.10 to $29, with 45,706 shares changing hands, JMMB Group added 30 cents to settle at $32.30, with 20,404 stock unit crossing the market, Kingston Properties climbed 50 cents closing at $7.50 trading 786 units. Kingston Wharves gained $4.20 in closing at $57.20 in an exchange of 7,286 shares, Mayberry Investments gained 35 cents to settle at $6, after investors transferred 10,171 stock units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities picked up 40 cents, in ending at $10 with an exchange of 50,040,562 shares. NCB Financial Group declined by $2.90 to close at $136, with 42,866 shares changing hands, Palace Amusement advanced by $10, to $1,850 with an exchange of just two units, PanJam Investment declined by $5 to settle at $70 having 11,901 units crossing the exchange. Proven Investments rose $1 to end at $35.50 with a transfer of 8,998 stock units, Sagicor Group climbed $4.97 to close at $51, after exchanging 111,028 shares. Scotia Group shed $1.60 to close at $45.40 trading 43,845 shares and Wisynco Group jumped $1.98 to close at $19.50 with 475,698 units passing through the market.
Productive Business Solutions 9.75% Preference shares increased $6.99 to close at $107, having swapped just one stock unit.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Transjamaican dominates JSE US$ market

Trading picked up considerably on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock exchange on Tuesday, ending with 7,399,364 shares changing hands for US$123,152 compared to 95,388 units at $11,741 on Monday with TransJamaica Highway dominating trading.
The market closed with six securities changing hands with the prices of one stock rising, two declining and the prices of two closing unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Market ended at 15.2 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The average trade for Tuesday ended at 1,233,227 units at $20,525 in contrast to an average of 23,847 valued at $2,935 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 281,680 units valued at US$46,787 in contrast to 236,368 units at US$46,984.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the JSE US Dollar market shows three stocks ended with three bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital traded 106,922 to close at 10 US cents, Productive Business Solutions gained 4 cents to settle at 68 US cents in trading 1,049 units, Proven Investments declined by 1.98 cents ending at 22.01 US cents, with investors swapping 165,548 shares. Sygnus Credit Investments shed 2 cents to settle at 13 US cents with an exchange of 10,755 stock units and Transjamaican Highway rose one-tenth of a cent to close at 1.1 US cents after trading 7,114,092 stock units.
In the preference segment, Equityline Mortgage Investment traded 998 shares at US$1.95.

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

Sharp fall ahead of month-end

Investors pushed the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange down one day ahead of the month-end with the trading levels being less than half of Friday’s volume, with just 11,614,743 shares trading for $70,135,159 compared to 27,345,784 units at $96,729,414 on Friday.
At the close of market activities on Monday, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 4,523.57 points to 412,244.06, the JSE Market Index dived 4,167.69 to end at 375,988.74 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.97 points to settle at 97.41.
Trading in the Main Market ended with 44 securities changing hands with the prices of 14 stocks rising, 23 declining and seven closing unchanged and the average PE Ratio of the Market ended at 15.4 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
Pulse Investments led trading with 3.27 million shares for 28 percent of total volume followed by Transjamaican Highway with 2.5 million units for 21.6 percent of the day’s trade and Wigton Windfarm with 1.44 million units for 12.4 percent market share. Sagicor Select Financial Fund was the only other stock to trade more than a million shares and ended with 1.4 million units changing hands.
The average trade on Monday ended at 263,928 units at 1,593,052 in contrast to an average of 701,174 at $2,480,241 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 782,169, units at $7,295,380 in contrast to 808,713 units at $7,227,394 previously. May closed with an average of 475,543 shares at $3,077,280 for each security traded. IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows 14 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market,  Barita Investments jumped $3.45 to end at $57.30 in the transfer of 179,856 shares, Berger climbed 60 cents to finish at $14, exchanging 6,500 units. Eppley declined by $2.06 to end at $15.90 with 3,150 shares changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose 45 cents to close at $43 with a transfer of 2,669 stock units, First Rock Capital lost  60 cents to settle at $14.50 in trading 6,459 units. Jamaica Broilers declined by $2.10 to finish at $26.90 after the exchange of 17,607 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange advanced $1.58 to close at $21.88 with investors swapping 145,804 stock units, JMMB Group shed 99 cents to close at $32 while exchanging 160,743 shares. Kingston Properties advanced 30 cents to end at $7 with investors having transferred 1,582 shares, Kingston Wharves dropped $3 to close at $53 in trading 18,622 shares, Mayberry Investments declined 34 cents to $5.65 with 59,529 units changing hands. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $1 to settle at $169, trading 200 units, NCB Financial Group lost $1.09 to close at $138.90 in the transfer of 119,505 shares, 138 Student Living climbed 42 cents to settle at $6.72 in trading just one stock unit, Palace Amusement jumped $240 to settle at $1,840 with an exchange of 25 units. PanJam Investment climbed $2 in ending at $75 with 6,582 stock units traded, Proven Investments increased $1.50 to $34.50 in the exchange of  560 stock units, Sagicor Group shed 97 cents to settle at $46.03 with the transfer of  66,782 units. Salada Foods rose 90 cents to end at $29.90, exchanging 20 shares, Scotia Group eased by 35 cents in closing at $47 in trading 10,164 stock units and Wisynco Group shed $1.18 to end at $17.52 with 130,643 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Main Market ends week with gains

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market was below normal levels, on Friday, with investors pushing several stock prices higher, leading the market indices to carve out modest gains, with the All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 5,100 points for the week and recovered the 4,100 points loss of the previous week.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,009.48 points to 416,767.63 and the Main Market Index advanced 912.88 points to 380,156.43. The JSE Financial Index closed unchanged at 98.38 points.
Trading ended with 39 securities changing hands, compared to 42 on Thursday and the market closed, with the prices of 24 stocks rising, seven declining and eight closing unchanged. The market closed, with an exchange of 27,345,784 shares accounting for $96,729,414 compared to 13,491,484 units at $103,617,587 on Thursday.
The leading trades for the day were, Transjamaican Highway, with 16.10 million shares for 59 percent of total volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 4.32 million units for 16 percent of the day’s tradings and Pulse Investments with 3.52 million units for 13 percent market share. Supreme Ventures was the only other stock trading, to exceed a million units, and it ended with 1.3 million units changing hands.
The average trade for the day ended at 701,174 units at $2,480,241 in contrast to an average of 321,226 units valued at $2,467,085 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 808,713 units valued at $7,227,394, in contrast to 813,827 units at $7,200,572.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows 14 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers. The average PE ratio of the Main Market ended at 15.4 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments climbed $2.35 to end at $53.85, with the swapping of 51,334 units, Berger Paints rose $1.20 to settle at $13.40 in trading 5,101 units, First Rock Capital gained 30 cents in closing at $15.10 with 6,450 stock units crossing the exchange. GraceKennedy climbed 49 cents after closing at $57.99 and trading 3,773 stock units, Jamaica Broilers rose $1 to $29 with a transfer of 870 shares, Jamaica Producers gained $1 to settle at $25 in trading 36,130 units. Mayberry Investments advanced 34 cents to $5.99 with 10,090 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities shed 50 cents to settle at $9.50 in exchanging 427 shares, NCB Financial lost $1.20 to end at $139.99 in trading 33,259 stock units. Scotia Group climbed $3.70 to end at $47.35 in the swapping of 3,767 units, Seprod rose $1.80 in ending at $53 and exchanging 26,888 stock units, Victoria Mutual Investments declined 45 cents to settle at $7.45 with 296,346 stock units changing hands and Wisynco Group advanced by 47 cents to end at $18.70 with 52,410 units crossing the market.

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

JSE Main Market squeezes out gains

Investors pushed the majority of stocks trading on the Main Market Jamaica Stock Exchange, down on Thursday with the market indices squeezing out meager gains at the close on a day when trading volume declined sharply from Wednesday’s high volume trading.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 219.97 points to 415,758.15, the JSE Market Index rose 199.13 points to 379,243.55 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.17 points to close at 98.38. The PE ratio of the market ended at 15, while the Main Market ended at 15.5 times ICInsider.com projected 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 47 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 12 stocks advancing, 23 declining and 12 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 42 securities accounting for 13,491,484 units at $103,617,587, in contrast to 359,330,187 units for $1,020,073,564 from 43 securities on Wednesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 4.4 million shares for 32.5 percent of total volume followed by Trans Jamaican Highway with 3.5 million units for 26.3 percent of the day’s trade and JMMB Group with 1.1 million units for 8.3 percent market share.
An average of 321,225 shares traded at $2,467,085, for each security on Thursday, in contrast to 8,356,516 units at an average of $23,722,641 on Wednesday. The average volume for the month to date ended at 813,827 units at $7,465,362 for each security changing hands, compared to 840,420 units with an average value of $7,750,590. Trading in May resulted in an average of 475,543 units valued at $3,077,280 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator│ At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows fifteen stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five stocks closing with lower offers.
In the Main Market, Barita Investments advanced $1.10 to close at $51.50, in exchanging 165,319  shares, Berger Paints fell by $1.30 to end at $12.20, having swapped 3,936 units, Caribbean Cement dropped $1.47 to $49.50 trading 13,761 stock units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined $1.42 and ending at $42.55 exchanging 100 shares, Grace Kennedy shed 50 cents to close at $57.50, with the transfer of 54,856 shares, Jamaica Broilers declined by $1.74 to $28 in the swapping of 28,443 stock units. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $20.10, having lost $1.87 and trading 10,420 units, JMMB Group shed 32 cents to settle at $33.01, with 1,082,918 shares changing hands, Key Insurance gained 45 cents after closing at $4.95 in swapping 20,000 shares, Kingston Wharves fell $1.48 to finish at $56.01 trading 5,353 units. Mayberry Investments closed 35 cents lower at $5.65 exchanging 220 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities settled at $10, with a loss of 50 cents in transferring 104,953 shares. NCB Financial Group ended at $141.19, after losing $1.81 and exchanging 34,458 stock units, 138 Student Living lost 41 cents to close at $6.31, with 503 units changing hands. Pan Jam Investment  declined by $2.20 to end at $73, having swapped 9,414 stock units, Sagicor Group climbed $1 to $47, with 133,260 shares crossing the market, Salada Foods fell by $1 to settle at $29, after 2,216 units crossed the exchange. Scotia Group  finished $3.85 lower at $43.65, with a transfer of 53,399 shares, Seprod dropped $1.80 trading7,154 units and closed at  $51.20,  Victoria Mutual Investments gained 30 cents, ending at $7.90 with an exchange of 219,564 shares and Wisynco Group picked up 66 cents trading940,749 shares to end at $18.23.

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