NCB out of IC TOP 10

The Main and Junior Markets closed the past week lower than the close of the previous week, with the Main market at a higher level than the third week of July, while the Junior Market continues at the lowest levels since the early summer months.
The Junior Market is currently signaling a big surge coming that will start in a few weeks as short term moving averages cross over longer-term ones to confirm a strong rally.
The price of Salada Foods sank to $20 on Friday, pushing NCB Financial out of the IC TOP 10 Main Market. As the markets continue to trade in a narrow band, there was no other movement in and out of the TOP 10.
The top three stocks in each market saw no change in ranking, leaving the top three Junior Market stocks with the potential to gain between 282 to 764 percent by March 2021. Caribbean Producers heads the list, followed by Lasco Financial and Elite Diagnostic. The focus on all three is on the 2021 fiscal year profit, projected to recover from reduced profit for the 2020 financial year. With expected gains of 151 to 227 percent, the top three Main Market stocks are Berger Paints, followed by JMMB Group and Grace Kennedy.
The local stock market’s targeted average PE ratio is 20 based on companies reporting full year’s results from now to the second quarter in 2021. The Junior and Main markets are currently trading well below this level, indicating the potential gains ahead. The JSE Main Market ended the week, with an overall PE of 16.1 and the Junior Market 12.2, based on ICInsider.com’s projected 2020-21 earnings. The average PE ratio of the Junior Market has been slowly rising, with better profit opportunities than the Main Market and narrowing the gap. The PE ratio for the Junior Market Top 10 stocks average a mere 5.7 at just 47 percent to the Junior Market average. The Main Market TOP 10 stocks trade at a PE of 8.4 or 52 percent of the PE of that market.
The average projected gain for the Junior Market IC TOP 10 stocks is 299 percent and 144 percent for the JSE Main Market, based on 2020-21 earnings, indicating potentially greater gains in the Junior Market than the Main Market.
IC TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to March 2021 and ranked in order of potential gains, based on likely gain for each company, taking into account the earnings and PE ratios for the current fiscal year.  Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and result in movements in and out of the lists for most weeks. Revisions to earnings per share are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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Stocks gained on the JSE Main Market

More stocks rose than fell on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market when trading ended on Friday, with the market rising after an exchange of 49 percent more shares, costing just 13 percent more than on Thursday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 738.24 points to 412,694.72. The Main Index rose 489.74 points to 376,431.65 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.54 points to settle at 99.48.
Trading ended with 47 securities changing hands compared to 48 on Thursday and closed with the prices of 18 stocks rising, 19 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.6 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 53,049,972 shares for $75,272,612 compared to 35,657,782 units at $66,458,232 on Thursday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 56.7 percent of total volume with 30.06 million shares, followed by Radio Jamaica with 37.7 percent accounting for 20.03 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 2.2 percent or 1.19 million shares.
Trading ended with an average of 1,128,723 units changing hands at $1,601,545 for each security, in comparison to an average of 742,870 shares at $1,384,547 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 427,526 units at $5,067,972 for each security,in contrast to 376,667 units at $5,319,395. Trading for the month to date is well above September’s average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement climbed $3.46 to close at $45.96, trading 3,358 shares, Eppley shed 51 cents to end at $17.50, with 35,000 stock units changing hands, First Rock Capital closed at $12.34, with a loss of 55 cents after investors swapped 6,343 stock units. Key Insurance lost $1 to settle at $7.50, trading 272,882 shares, Kingston Wharves declined by $3.39 to close at $44.60, with 664 units crossing the exchange, Mayberry Investments shed 58 cents in exchanging 15,208 stock units and closed at $5.42. Mayberry Jamaican Equities ended at $7.60, with gains of $1.10 trading 35,292 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy fell $24 to $145, in an exchange of 96 units, NCB Financial gained 47 cents to settle at $136.50, after the transfer of 19,767 shares. Palace Amusement climbed $10 to $1,480 in trading just one unit, Portland JSX gained 80 cents to close at $9, with 602 stock units crossing the market, Proven Investments lost 62 cents in the exchange of 3,811 units to finish at $38. Sagicor Group closed $2.35 higher at $46.40, with 10,789 stock units changing hands, Salada Foods dropped $6 to $20, trading 5 units, Scotia Group climbed $2.43 to close at $48.44, with an exchange of 1,242 units. Seprod dipped $1.48 to $58.50 in trading 89,547 shares and Sterling Investments gained 47 cents to end at $3.80 in trading 1,000 units.

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

Wigton Windfarm dominates trading

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Thursday, with the market declining after an exchange of 53 percent more shares valued 78 percent less than on Wednesday as Wigton Windfarm accounted for just under 90 percent of the day’s volume.

Wigton closed at anew high of $1

Wigton traded nearly 90% of shares on Thursday.

At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 2,930.79 points to 411,956.48, the Main Index dropped 2,537.24 points to 375,941.91, while the JSE Financial Index lost 0.64 points to settle at 98.94.
Trading ended with 48 securities changing hands compared to 44 on Wednesday and closed with the prices of 17 stocks rising, 25 declining and six remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.5 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 35,657,782 shares for $66,458,232  compared to 23,292,101 units at $301,807,924 on Wednesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 89.9 percent of the total volume of 32.07 million shares, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.8 percent for just 658,539 units and Transjamaican Highway with 605,527 units for 1.7 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 742,870 units changing hands at $1,384,547 for each security, compared to an average of 529,366 shares at  $6,859,271 on Wednesday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 376,667  units at $5,319,395 for each security, in contrast to  347,371 units at $5,634,183. Trading month to date is well ahead of September’s average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement fell $1.50 to settle at $42.50, in clearing the market with 19,755 shares, Eppley shed 99 cents to end at $18.01 trading 3,000 units, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.98 to $27.98, with 49,510 shares passing through the market. Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 65 cents to close at $18.15, in an exchange of 5,405 stock units, Key Insurance fell $1.10 to $8.50 after clearing the market with 581,674 stock units, Kingston Properties climbed $1.25 to $7.50 after trading 237 units. Margaritaville climbed $4.83 to settle at a 52 weeks’ high of $37.04 after an exchange of 906 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities shed 90 cents, clearing the market with 10,444 stock units to end at $6.50, NCB Financial traded at $136.03, with a loss of 47 cents after 6,827 units passed through the market. Palace Amusement added $20 to close at $1,470 in an exchange of 37 units,  Proven Investments settled at $38.62, after losing $1.38 with 14,591 stock units changed hands, Salada Foods gained 90 cents to close at $26, with an exchange of 14,663 stocks. Scotia Group lost 31 cents and ending at $46.01, with 41,370 shares changing hands, Seprod dropped $7 to $59.98, trading 187,632 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 50 cents to close at $18, trading 135,856 units and Wisynco Group gained 60 cents after exchanging 40,127 shares to settle at $16.60.
In the preference segment of the Main Market, JMMB Group 7% lost 32 cents to end at 52 weeks’ low of $1.35, in an exchange of 58,000 shares and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share closed at $101, with a loss of $1 trading 60 units.

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

Increased trading on TTSE

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Trading resulted in 177 percent more shares changing hands with values rising 16 percent on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday than Thursday, in large part due to Guardian Holdings, the dominant trade.
The market closed with 14 securities trading, similar to Wednesday, and closed with five stocks advancing, three declining and six remaining unchanged. Trading resulted in 552,641 shares for $9,388,509 compared to 199,471 shares valued $8,074,531 on Wednesday.
The average trade for the day amounted to 39,474 units at $670,608 versus an average of 14,248 units at $576,752 for each security on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade amounts to 15,847 shares at $309,327 compared to 14,106 units at $282,706 on Wednesday. In contrast, September closed with an average of 12,021 shares for $174,137.
The T&T Composite Index rose 1.51 points to 1,309.74, the All T&T Index lost 0.67 points to end at 1,762.97, while the Cross Listed Index gained 0.51 points to close at 115.76.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of three stocks higher than their last selling price and nine with lower offers.
Stocks rising│ JMMB Group gained 5 cents trading 53,753 shares to close at $1.80, Massy Holdings ended at $59, after gaining 50 cents in transferring 115 units, NCB Financial closed 5 cents higher at $8, with 58,000 shares crossing the market. Scotiabank rose 45 cents to $55.45 in an exchange of 290 units and Trinidad and Tobago NGL picked up 1 cent to settle at $15.01 trading 18,195 stock units.
Stocks declining│First Citizens Bank slipped 50 cents to $44.50, after exchanging 799 units, Guardian Holdings lost 9 cents to finish at $19.10, in transferring 296,363 shares, with a value of $5,663,064 and Grace Kennedy ended at $3.55, with a loss of 5 cents trading 30,000 shares.
Stocks trading firm │Clico Investments exchanged 23,409 stock units at $25.20, National Flour traded at $1.85, with 8,192 shares changing hands, One Caribbean Media held firm at $4.80, in transferring 150 units. Republic Financial Holdings closed at $141.75, with an exchange of 70 units, Unilever Caribbean traded 200 units at $16.95 and West Indian Tobacco closed at $33.45 after 63,105 shares changed hands.

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

More gains for JSE Main Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Wednesday, with the market rising marginally after more stocks declined than rising in an exchange of 455 percent more shares, with a 757 percent rise in value than on Tuesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index gained 35.98 points to 414,887.27, the Main Index rose 193.22 points to 378,479.15, while the JSE Financial Index shed 0.39 points to settle at 99.58.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands compared to 42 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 14 stocks rising, 21 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at  15.3 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 23,292,101 shares for $301,807,924  compared to 4,197,312 units at $35,206,443 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm led with 41.4 percent of total volume, trading 9.65 million shares, followed by Jamaica Broilers with 35.4 percent as 8.25 million units traded, Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 6.5 percent after 1.52 million units changed hands and Transjamaican Highway accounting for 4.8 percent with 1.12 million units.
Trading ended with an average of 529,366 units at $6,859,271 for each security compared to an average of 99,936 shares at $838,249 on Tuesday. The average trade for October to date ended at 347,371 units at $5,634,183 for each security, in contrast to 332,968 units at $5,537,233. Trading month to date is well up on  September’s average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints gained 55 cents to settle at $12.30, exchanging 63 shares, Caribbean Cement fell $1.01 to $44, trading 39,214 units, Eppley rose $1 to $19, with 38,500 stocks crossing the market. First Rock Capital gained 71 cents to close at $12.89, with 57,770 shares passing changing hands, Jamaica Broilers slid 90 cents to $26, in exchanging 8,253,792 stock units, JMMB Group finished at $29.73, with gains of 85 cents and ending, with 39,190 shares crossing the market. Kingston Properties fell $1.25 to $6.25 after finishing with 3,970 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities shed 40 cents to close at $7.40, in trading 12,734 stock, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy rose $29 to $169 after trading 100 units. NCB Financial Group declined $1.50 in closing at $136.50, with an exchange of 139,361 shares, Palace Amusement lost $39 and closed at $1,450, trading 15 units, Proven Investments dropped $1.25 to end at $40, in an exchange of 9,400 stock units. Sagicor Group fell $1.79 to $44.11 trading 22,550 shares, Scotia Group dropped $2.18 to $46.32, in trading 3,235 units, Seprod climbed $8.48 to a 52 weeks’ closing high of $66.98 after hitting a new high of $70, with investors swapping 149,833 shares after the company reported a big increase in nine months profit and Supreme Ventures lost 38 cents to end at $14.52, in trading 16,842 stock units.

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

Mixed trading on TTSE

Trading climbed sharply on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday with 479 percent more shares changing hands than on Tuesday and values soaring 1,157 percent due mainly to large dollar trades by Clico Investments, Trinidad and Tobago NGL and Republic Financial Holdings.

Republic Holdings controlled the largest block of funds in trading on Wednesday.

The market closed with 14 securities trading, up from thirteen on Tuesday and closed with six stocks advancing, four declining and four remaining unchanged. Trading resulted in 199,471 shares for $8,074,531 compared to 34,476 shares valued $642,275 on Tuesday.
The average trade for the day amounted to 14,248 units at $576,752 versus an average of 2,652 units at $49,406 for each security on Tuesday. For the month to date, the average trade amounts to 14,106 shares at $282,706 compared to 14,096 units at $259,316 on Tuesday. In contrast, September closed with an average of 12,021 shares for $174,137.
The T&T Composite Index rose 0.45 points to 1,308.23; the All T&T Index lost 0.12 points to end at 1,763.64, while the Cross Listed Index gained 0.14 points to close at 115.25.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of two stocks higher than their last selling price and eight with lower offers.
Stocks rising Agostini’s advanced by $1.20 to $24.70, with an exchange of 1,240 shares, First Citizens Bank gained 50 cents and closed at $45, trading 3,084 stock units, Grace Kennedy picked up 5 cents to finish at $3.60, in transferring 4,000 units. Guardian Holdings ended at $19.19, with gains of 18 cents trading 2,700 stock units, Trinidad and Tobago NGL closed 5 cents higher at $15 after exchanging 41,771 shares and Unilever Caribbean rose 15 cents to settle at $16.95, with a transfer of just 5 units.
Stocks declining Clico Investments slipped to $25.20, after losing 6 cents trading 90,925 shares, National Flour closed 5 cents lower at $1.85, with 10,530 stock units changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings shed 25 cents to end at $141.75, in transferring 32,851 shares and West Indian Tobacco lost 5 cents trading 5,652 stock units to settle at $33.45.
Stocks trading firmAngostura Holdings traded 305 units at $16.90, JMMB Group closed at $1.75, with 1,025 units crossing the market, Massy Holdings transferred 276 units at $58.50 and One Caribbean Media exchanged 5,107 stock units at $4.80.

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

JSE majors rise on diminished volume

Trading volume slumped sharply on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Tuesday with an exchange of 87 percent fewer shares than on Friday, after the value declined by 74 percent.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 600.10 points to 414,851.29, the Main Index rose 487 points to 378,285.93 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.02 points to settle at 99.97.
Trading ended with 42 securities, similar to Friday and closed with the prices of 17 stocks rising, 16 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.4 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of just 4,197,312 shares for a mere $35,206,443 compared to 31,504,153 units at $135,860,726 on Friday. Pulse Investments led trading with 25.8 percent of total volume amounting to 1.08 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 18.8 percent or 789,387 units and Carreras with 11 percent market share, for 459,648 units.
Trading ended with an average of 99,936 units changing hands at $838,249 for each security, compared to an average of 750,099 shares at  $3,234,779 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 332,969 units at $5,537,233 for each security, in contrast to 352,010 units at $5,921,197. Trading month to date compares well to September’s average of 265,170 units at 3,271,625.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement declined by $3.29 to settle at $45.01 after trading 993 units, Eppley shed $1.31 in ending at $18, with 1,609 units passing through the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dipped 67 cents to close at $45 while trading 11,529 stock units. First Rock Capital lost 32 cents to finish at $12.18, with investors exchanging 1,500 units, Grace Kennedy settled at $57.34, with a loss of 41 cents after 48,341 shares crossed the exchange, Kingston Wharves climbed $1.15 to $48, in an exchange of 149 units. NCB Financial rose $1 to $138 and cleared the market with 36,414 shares, Palace Amusement gained $339 to $1,489, with only 2 units passing through the market, Proven Investments ended $1.05 higher at $41.25, in exchanging 15,697 stock units. Seprod lost 50 cents after a transfer of 7,249 stock units to end at $58.50 and Sygnus Credit Investments closed at $18.50 after losing 40 cents with 3,393 units crossing the exchange.

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

TTSE pulls back on Tuesday

Trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with the market indices declining slightly after an exchange of 40 percent fewer shares than on Monday and values falling 58 percent.
The market closed with 13 securities trading, up from twelve on Monday and closed with one stock advancing, three declining and nine remaining unchanged. Trading resulted in 34,476 shares changing hands for $642,275 compared to 57,704 shares valued $1,530,562 on Monday.
The average trade for the day amounted to 2,652 units at $49,406 versus an average of 4,809 units at $127,547 for each security trading on Monday. For the month to date, the average trade amounts to 14,096 shares at $259,316 compared to 15,008 units at $276,057 on Monday. In contrast, September ended with an average of 12,021 shares for $174,137.
The T&T Composite Index declined by 1.29 points to 1,307.78, the All T&T Index shed 0.97 points to end at 1,763.76, while the Cross Listed Index lost 0.22 points to close at 115.11.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of four stocks higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
Stocks rising| Massy Holdings, the sole stock to advance, gained 50 cents to close at $58.50, with 300 shares changing hands.
Stocks declining│First Citizens Bank fell $1 to $44.50, with the trading of 2,586 stock units, JMMB Group ended 4 cents lower at $1.75 after exchanging 1,190 units and Scotiabank lost 10 cents to finish at $55, in transferring 1,732 shares.
Stocks trading firm│ Clico Investments remained at $25.26, with an exchange of 4,500 stock units, Grace Kennedy had a transfer of 6,000 shares at $3.55, Guardian Media closed at $4.75 trading 1,050 units. NCB Financial Group exchanged 2,345 shares at $7.95. National Enterprises traded 1,400 stock units at $3.92, National Flour ended at $1.90, with a transfer of 4,600 shares, Trinidad and Tobago NGL closed at $14.95, in trading 2,150 stock units, Unilever Caribbean transferred 1,000 units at $16.80 and West Indian Tobacco remained at $33.50, with 5,623 shares changing hands.

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

Caribbean Cream exits IC TOP 10

Investors responded strongly to Caribbean Cream more than doubling profit in the half year to August and a tripling of second quarter profit by pushing the stock up 9 percent on Friday, accounting for the second highest volume for the day. The rise in the stock price resulted in it moving out of IC TOP 10 Junior Market listing and replaced by Lumber Depot.
Lumber Depot returns to the top flight of stocks with earnings per share projected at 20 cents for the current fiscal year and the price just over $1. The Main Market is as you were last week, with no new change.
The Main Market closed the past week higher than the highest level since the beginning of July, except for September 30, another reminder that the market traditionally commences rallying in July each year and slowly builds towards the end of the year. The Junior Market closed the week just above the close of the previous week. That disguises the critical signal that is the market is currently sending. The jump in Caribbean Cream’s price this past week speaks eloquently to the underlying interest that is still in the market and displayed by the demand for Barita Investment stock, with investors’ demand pushing the price within a few dollars of the record high. The broader signal is the big surge that the Junior Market will experience in a few weeks as short term moving averages cross over longer-term ones to confirm a strong rally to come.
The top three stocks in each market saw no change in ranking, leaving the top three Junior Market stocks with the potential to gain between 293 to 705 percent by March 2021. Caribbean Producers heads the list, followed by Lasco Financial and Elite Diagnostic. The focus on all three is on the 2021 fiscal year profit, projected to recover from reduced profit for the 2020 financial year. With expected gains of 151 to 245 percent, the top three Main Market stocks are Berger Paints, followed by JMMB Group and Grace Kennedy.
The local stock market’s targeted average PE ratio is 20 based on companies’ profits reporting full year’s results from now to the second quarter in 2021. The Junior and Main markets are currently trading well below this level, indicating the potential gains ahead. The JSE Main Market ended the week, with an overall PE of 15.8 and the Junior Market 11.6, based on ICInsider.com’s projected 2020-21 earnings. The average PE ratio of the Junior Market has been slowly rising, with better profit opportunities than the Main Market and narrowing the gap. The PE ratio for the Junior Market Top 10 stocks average a mere 5.7 at just 49 percent to the Junior Market average. The Main Market TOP 10 stocks trade at a PE of 8.5 or 54 percent of the PE of that market.
The average projected gain for the Junior Market IC TOP 10 stocks is 298 percent and 144 percent for the JSE Main Market, based on 2020-21 earnings, indicating potentially greater gains in the Junior Market than the Main Market.
IC TOP 10  stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to March 2021 and ranked in order of potential gains, based on likely gain for each company, taking into account the earnings and PE ratios for the current fiscal year.  Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and result in the selection process in and out of the lists for most weeks. Revisions to earnings per share are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

Persons who compiled this report may have an interest in securities commented on in this report.

JSE Main market in sharp jumps

Rising Main Market stocks were near twice the number of declining ones when the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Friday, with the market rising with an exchange of 170 percent more shares than on Thursday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 5,779.51 points to 414,251.19 and the Main Index climbed 5,231.07 points to 377,798.93, while the JSE Financial Index rose 1.33 points to settle at 99.95.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands compared to 41 on Thursday and closed with the prices of 22 stocks rising, 13 declining and seven remaining unchanged. The average  PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.4 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of  31,504,153 shares for $135,860,726  compared to 11,653,516 units at $352,808,782 on Thursday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 77.8 percent of total volume, with 24.51 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 9 percent or 2.83 million units and Eppley Caribbean Property Fund with 3.4 percent as 1.06 million units passed through the market.
Trading ended with an average of 750,099 units changing hands at $3,234,779 for each security compared to an average of 284,232 shares at  $8,605,092 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 352,010  units at $5,921,197 for each security, in contrast to 316,587 units at $6,160,243. Trading month to date compares favorably to September’s average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments lost 49 cents to end at $92.01, with 250,373 shares crossing the exchange, Caribbean Cement climbed $3.30 to $48.30  trading 4,854 stock units, Eppley fell to $19.31, with a loss of $1.79, with 8,159 stock units passing through the market. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined by $3.83 to close at $45.67, with 1,060,981 shares crossing the exchange, First Rock Capital lost 30 cents to finish at $12.50 and cleared the market with 9,900 stock units, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.80 to settle at $26.90, in exchanging 1,810 units. Jamaica Producers gained 40 cents to close at $20.40 after clearing the market with 25,690 shares, Key Insurance rose 80 cents to $9.60 trading 48,771 shares, Kingston Wharves gained $1.85 to close at $46.85, with 122 units changing hands. Mayberry Investments picked up 30 cents to settle at $6, trading 35,400 shares, Palace Amusement dropped $50 in closing at $1,150, with a transfer of 53 units, Pan Jam Investment fell $1.95 to $68.05 after trading 6,373 stock units. Proven Investments gained $1.60 to end at $40.20 with an exchange of 1,944 stock units, Pulse Investments lost 49 cents in closing at $4.30, after the transfer of 497,426 shares, Sagicor Group rose $1.52 to end at $45.72, with 23,582 stock units changing hands. Scotia Group climbed $2.06 to $48.44, trading 127,877 shares, Seprod settled at $59, with gains of $2.02 with the transfer of 44,146 shares, Stanley Motta gained 35 cents to close at $5, in exchanging 22,854 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments finished 90 cents higher at $18.90, with 20,338 stock units crossing the market, Victoria Mutual Investments gained 46 cents to settle at $6 after exchanging 169,424 shares and Wisynco Group lost 39 cents to close at $16.11, trading 71,146 stock units.

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