Junior Market loses ground – Tuesday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed lower on Tuesday after surging higher during morning activity after more stocks rose than fell with trading resulted in 192 percent more shares changing hands at over twice the value as on Monday.
Trading concluded with 34 securities changing hands compared to 32 on Monday and ended with 14 stocks rising, the prices of 12  declining and eight stock prices remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 22.73 points to settle at 2,497.45, with the average PE Ratio ended at 10.5  based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 6,509,165 shares for $8,991,954 compared to 2,230,691 units at $4,393,330 on Monday.
Lumber Depot led trading with 84.7 percent of total market volume, with 5.51 million shares, followed by Mailpac Group with 6.9 percent or 446,478 units and Limners and Bards with 114,036 units for 1.8 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 191,446 units at $264,469 in contrast to 69,709 at $137,292 on Monday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 107,919 units at $231,098 compared to 101,915 units at $228,699on Monday. Trading in August resulted in an average of 104,426 units at $321,996.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial advanced 78 cents to end at $22.50 with 1,522 shares passing through the market, CAC 2000 gained $2.85 to finish at $14.75 with an exchange of 42 stocks, Caribbean Cream lost 44 cents to settle at $3.86 with 319 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Flavours jumped $1.15 to close at $18.19 after trading 25,927 units, Consolidated Bakeries rose 12 cents to end at $1.49 with investors switching ownership of 364 shares, Elite Diagnostic fell 19 cents to settle at $3.20 in an exchange of 1,863 units. Everything Fresh gained 6 cents to finish at 71 cents with investors transferring 9,769 stock units, Express Catering slipped 5 cents to $4.20 with 2,041 stocks changing hands, Fontana closed 5 cents higher at $4.70 with 89,256 stock units traded. General Accident shed 90 cents to end at $6.15 with 174 shares passing through the market, Honey Bun declined by 1 cent to finish at $4.99 in an exchange of 17,605 stock units, iCreate rose 10 cents to settle at 72 cents with investors switching ownership of 200 units. Indies Pharma lost 6 cents to end at $2.77 with 9,596 stocks changing hands, Iron Rock Insurance declined 5 cents to close at $3.05 with 10,166 stock units traded, Jamaican Teas climbed 10 cents to end at $4.35 with investors switching ownership of 66,650 stock units. Jetcon Corporation slid 3 cents to 83 cents with 82,906 units passing through the market, Lasco Distributors dropped 10 cents to close at $3 in an exchange of 816  stock units, Lasco Financial rose 5 cents to finish at $2.13 with 28,738 stocks traded. Lasco Manufacturing slipped 2 cents to $3.50 with investors transferring 26,989 units, Limners and Bards shed 18 cents to end at $2.51 with 114,036 units passing through the market, Lumber Depot increased by 6 cents to finish at $1.10 with  5,514,662 stock units changing hands. Mailpac Group gained 4 cents to settle at $2.09 in an exchange of 446,478 stocks, Main Event lost 1 cent to close at $3.37 with investors switching ownership of 3,954 units, Medical Disposables climbed 30 cents to finish at  $4.85 with 97 stock units changing hands. Stationery and Office Supplies rose 1 cent to end at $5.01 after trading 11,102 stock units and tTech advanced 20 cents to end at $6 with a mere seven stocks crossing the exchange.

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

JSE Main Market highest close in a month

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Tuesday with the market rising to its highest level since August 24 after more stocks rose than declined after investors exchanged 50 percent more shares at twice the value as on Monday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 4,683.43 points to settle at 406,661.23, the Main Index gained 4,221.57 points to settle at 371,389.79 and the JSE Financial Index inched 0.62 points higher to settle at 96.91.
Trading ended with 46 securities changing hands compared to 41 on Monday and ended with the prices of 24 stocks rising, the prices of 13  declining and nine remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 16 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 11,345,597 shares for just $56,024,809  compared to 7,551,575 units at $27,498,792 on Monday.
Pulse Investments led trading with 47.3 percent of total volume after 5.37 million shares changed hands, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 20.3 percent for 2.3 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 18.8 percent amounting to 2.13 million stock units.
Trading ended with an average of 246,643 units changing hands at $1,217,931 for each security compared to an average of 184,185 shares at  $670,702 on Monday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 215,025 units at $1,403,085 for each security, in contrast to 212,720  units at $1,416,583. Trading month to date compares adversely to August with an average of 497,441 units at $3,201,918.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows eight stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments climbed 40 cents to end at $60 after exchanging 10,563  shares, Eppley shed $1 to end at $24 after trading 40,714 stock units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped 48 cents to settle at $57, with 1,033 shares crossing the exchange, First Rock Capital climbed 55 cents to close at $13 and trading 8,598 units, Jamaica Broilers Group dropped  $1 to close at $25 after exchanging 5,784 stock units. Kingston Properties advanced $1.20 in ending at $7.50 with investors swapping 179 stocks, Kingston Wharves advanced 60 cents to settle at $49.60, with 420 shares passed through the market, Mayberry Investments advanced 39 cents to settle at $5.49 after 95 units changed hands. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy gained $5 to end at $155 in trading 64 shares, NCB Financial Group carved out a loss $1 to end at $134 in an exchange of 22,133  shares, 138 Student Living declined by 38 cents in ending at $4.50 and exchanging 101 stocks. Portland JSX  climbed $1.58  to $8.60, with just 69 stock units crossing the market, Proven Investments increased 40 cents to close at $37.50 after 4,999 units passed through the market, Pulse Investments rose 45 cents in ending at $4.65 as 5,368,622 stocks crossed the exchange. Sagicor Group carved out 35 cents rise to close at $44.50, with 23,149 units changing hands, Scotia Group gained $2.99 to end at $49 finished trading 679 shares, Seprod climbed 95 cents in closing at $55.95 and trading 19,699  units. Stanley Motta increased 51 cents to end at $5.13, with 109 stocks changing hands, Supreme Ventures gained 44 cents in closing at $13.99 in exchanging 88,979 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments declined by $1.20 to $17.30  and crossing the exchange with 11,240 units.

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

Trading rises on JSE USD market

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Tuesday, with the market declining after 244 percent more shares changed hands than on Monday and resulted in the prices of more stocks rising than falling. 
At the close of the market, trading ended with five securities changing hands compared to three on Monday and ended with the prices of three stocks rising, one declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index carved out a loss of 1.50 points to settle at 187.28 at the close, with the average PE Ratio ending at 12.7 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 516,236 shares, accounting forUS$127,632 compared to 150,020 units at just US$2,461 on Monday.
The average trade for the day amounted to 103,247 units changing hands at  US$25,526, in contrast to an average of 50,007 shares at  US$820  on Monday. Trading ended, with an average of 91,737 units for the month to date at US$12,611 in contrast to 90,537 units at US$11,266. By comparison, August ended with an average of 83,402 units for US$7,526.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment gained two-tenths of a cent in ending at 8.7 US cents after 5,500 shares crossed the market, Proven Investments carved out a loss 2 US cents to close at 25 US cents with investors switching ownership of 501,010 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments rose a fraction of a cent to end at 13.02 US cents with investors swapping 4,266 stocks units and Transjamaican Highway gained nine-tenths of a cent and settled at 0.09 US cent with investors swapping 4,510 shares.
In the preference segment of the market, JMMB Group 5.75% remained at US$2.01 in an exchange of 950 units.

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

Junior Market rose on Monday

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The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Monday, with the market rising after more stocks fell than rose as 28 percent fewer shares changed hands than on Friday with just six percent lower value.
Trading ended with 32 securities changing hands compared to 31 on Friday and ended with the prices of nine stocks rising, the prices of 15  declining and eight, with remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index advanced 23.08 points to settle at 2,520.18, the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 10.5 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 2,230,691 shares for $4,393,330 compared to 3,117,697 units at $4,670,235 on Friday. Lumber Depot led trading with 37 percent of total volume after 824,663 shares were exchanged followed by Mailpac Group with 33.3 percent or 742,481 stock units and Caribbean Assurance Brokers with 95,620 units for 4.3 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 69,709 units at $137,292 in contrast to 100,571 at $150,653 on  Friday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 101,915 units at $228,699  in comparison to 104,252 units at $235,332 on Friday. Trading in  August resulted in an average of 104,414 units at $321,996 trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the  Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial shed 28 cents to end at $21.72, after exchanging 6,003  stock shares, Blue Power closed at $3.30, after losing 29 cents, with 1,587 units crossing the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 5 cents to end at $1.88, in exchanging  95,620 stock units. Caribbean Producers gained 1 cent in closing at $2.36 with 15,055 shares changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries finished at $1.37, after losing 12 cents with 3,213 units crossing the market, Derrimon Trading lost 5 cents to settle at $2.85, with investors switching ownership of 4,099 shares. Elite Diagnostic gained 34 cents after exchanging a mere 8 stock units, to settle at $3.39, Express Catering lost 5 cents to end at $4.25 in trading 11,540  units. Fontana slipped 5 cents to close at $4.65 after exchanging 57,485 shares, General Accident gained 5 cents to end at $7.05, in transferring 3,000 units, GWest Corporation lost 1 cent to finish at 97 cents after exchanging 20 units. Indies Pharma slipped 1 cent to $2.83, in transferring 4,895  shares, Iron Rock Insurance closed at $3.10, after gaining 10 cents with 13,319 stock units crossing the market, Jamaican Teas lost 30 cents to settle at $4.25, with 37,304 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors rose 10 cents to end at $3.10, in an exchange of 42,982 shares, Lasco Financial lost 2 cents to close at $2.08, with 59,055 shares clearing the market, Limners and Bards gained 12 cents to close at $2.69 after investors switched the ownership of 60,313 shares. Lumber Depot shed 5 cents to end at $1.04 with 824,663 shares crossing the market, Mailpac Group dipped 3 cents to $2.05, with 742,481 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables dropped 59 cents to settle at $4.55, in transferring 11,448 stock units. Paramount Trading gained 11 cents to close at $1.41, with investors swapping 1,000 units, SSL Venture rose 5 cents to 75 cents in trading 2,459 units and Stationery and Office Supplies fell 58 cents to $5 in exchanging 13,215 stock units.
In the preference segment of the market, Derrimon Trading preference shares rose 10 cents to close at $2 in trading 8,017 stock units.

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

JSE Main Market stocks dive

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Monday with the market declining as more stocks fell than rose after investors exchanged 38 percent fewer shares than on Friday and the value of the shares traded down 87 percent.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index fell by 1,321.77 points to 401,977.80, the Main Index dropped 1,224.08 points to 367,168.22 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.70 points to settle at 96.29.
Trading ended with 41 securities changing hands compared to 39 on Friday and closed with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 18 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.6 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 7,551,575 shares for $27,498,792  compared to 12,180,541 units at $217,796,102 on Friday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 51.5 percent of total volume, as 3.89 million shares changed hands, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 16 percent and 1.21 million units and Pulse Investments with 15.3 percent or 1.16 million shares.
Trading ended with an average of 184,185 units changing hands at $670,702 for each security, compared to an average of 312,322 shares at  $5,584,515 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 215,594  units at $1,422,062 for each security, in contrast to 217,776 units at  $1,474,275. Trading month to date compares adversely to, August with an average of 497,441 units at $3,201,918.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows eight stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments rose 60 cents to $59.60, with 3,098 shares passing through the market, Caribbean Cement fell $4.05 to end at $45.10, in exchanging 23,510 stock units, Eppley climbed $1 in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $25, with investors swapping just one stock unit. First Rock Capital shed 55 cents to close at $12.45 trading 610 shares, Grace Kennedy rose 99 cents to settle at $57.99, with an exchange of 16,327 stocks. Jamaica Producers Group gained 50 cents to close at $20.50, in trading 1,017 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 75 cents, finishing at $18 after exchanging 92,507 shares, JMMB Group closed at $29.06, with a loss of 54 cents after transferring  28,790 shares. Kingston Wharves advanced $3 to $49,  with investors swapping 111 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined by $5 to end at  $150, after 100 units crossed the exchange, NCB Financial Group climbed $3 to $135, with 8,944 stock units crossing the market. Proven Investments lost $1.40 in trading 7,846 stock units at $37.10, Scotia Group declined by $3.99 to $46.01, after exchanging 97,651 shares, Supreme Ventures fell 45 cents to $13.55 trading 14,448 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments gained 99 cents in ending at $18.50, with 11,502 stock units clearing the market and Wisynco Group shed 50 cents to close at $16, in exchanging 54,955  shares.
In the preference segment of the Main Market, Eppley 8.75% preference share climbed $1.12 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $8.59 in an exchange of 115 units.

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

JSE USD market slips on Monday

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Monday, with the market declining as investors traded 83 percent fewer shares than on Friday, resulting in an even number of stocks rising, falling and closing unchanged. 
At the close of the market, trading ended with three securities changing hands compared to five on Friday and closed with the price of one stock rising, one declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index lost 2.18 points to settle at 188.78, with the average PE Ratio ending at 12.7 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 150,020 shares, accounting for US$2,461 compared to 860,406 units at  US$20,339 on Friday. The average trade for the day amounted to 50,007 units changing hands at US$820, in contrast to an average of 172,081 shares at  US$4,068 on Friday. Trading ended with an average of 90,537 units for the month to date at US$11,266 in contrast to 93,329 units at US$11,962. By comparison, August ended with an average of 83,402  units for US$7,526.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the  Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market 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, Proven Investments half of a US cent to settle at 27 US cents, in clearing the market with  20 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments gained 1 US cent to close at 13 US cents while exchanging 10,000 stocks and Transjamaican Highway remained at 0.81 of a US cent, with 140,000 shares changing hands.

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

 

Seprod distributing cash and kind

The Jamaica Stock Exchange-listed Seprod Limited will be paying shares a dividend split between cash and shares in Eppley Caribbean Property Fund in October.  
The Board of Directors of Seprod decided at a meeting held on September 17 at which an interim dividend on the capital of the Company will be payable on October 19, to Shareholders on record on September 30. The ex-dividend date is September 29, 2020. The dividend will comprise Cash of 30 cents per share. In addition, 15,447,465 shares recently purchased in the Eppley Caribbean Property Fund – Value Fund will also be distributed at a ratio of 0.02171 CPFV Shares for every Seprod share held. The Company last paid a dividend of fifty cents per share on January 31 this year.
Seprod shareholders owning less than 20,000 shares will receive cash instead of CPFV Shares in proportion to their holdings. Cash payments in place of CPFV Shares will be based on the closing price of CPFV Shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on September 17, 2020, of $57.48.
On September 8, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund – Value Fund advised the JSE that they completed the acquisition of 105-107 Marcus Garvey Drive, a 3.4-acre parcel of land located in New Port West containing two buildings, including a cold storage facility, totaling over 86,000 square feet. ECPF’s acquisition was structured to have the effect of purchasing the property using 15,447,465 newly issued shares as consideration at a price equivalent to its NAV per share. The property is fully tenanted.
The move will broaden the number of shareholders in the Eppley Caribbean Property Fund but will most likely increase the supply on the market as several investors try to offload the stock they get.

JSE Main Market ends week with gains

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Friday, with the market rising after an almost equal number of stocks rising and falling after an exchange of 95 percent more shares and 437 percent more value than on Thursday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index carved out a gain of 2,653.46 points to 403,299.57, the Main Index increased 2,608.75 points to 368,392.30 and the JSE Financial Index gained 1.17 points to settle at 96.99.
Trading ended with 39 securities changing hands compared to 43 on Thursday and closed with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 16 declining and eight remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.6 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 12,180,541 shares for $217,796,102 compared to 6,254,690 units at $40,537,477 on Thursday. Kingston Wharves led trading with 32.9 percent of total volume equaling 4 million shares, followed by Pulse Investments with 21.2 percent for 2.58 million units, Wigton Windfarm with 16.1 percent market share for 1.96 million units and Transjamaican Highway with 1.86 million units changing hands for 15.3 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading closed with an average of 312,322 units changing hands at $5,584,515 for each security compared to an average of 145,458 shares at  $942,732 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 217,776 units at $1,474,275 for each security, in contrast to 211.084 units at $1,183,350. Trading month to date compares adversely to August’s average of 497,441 units at  $3,201,918.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments shed 99 cents to end at $59, with investors swapping 13,701 shares, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.65 to $49.15, after exchanging 313 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund jumped $5.48 to settle at an all-time high of $57.48, in an exchange of  156 stock units. First Rock Capital closed at $13, after picking up 55 cents and trading 6,461 stocks, Jamaica Broilers Group gained 50 cents to settle at  $26, with 13,590 stock units clearing the market, JMMB Group rose 58 cents to $29.60, in trading  4,656 stock units. Key Insurance climbed 75 cents to $8.48 after exchanging 73,209  shares. Kingston Wharves declined $4  in closing at $46, after an exchange of 4,004,829 shares, Mayberry Investments lost 43 cents to finish at $5.17, with 16,500 stock units passing through the market, NCB Financial Group fell to $132, after losing $1 and trading  42,183 stock units. 138 Student Living gained 49 cents to close at $5, with an exchange of 30 shares, Palace Amusement dropped $125 to end at $1,495 in an exchange of 13 units, Proven Investments lost  64 cents to settle at $38.50, in transferring 1,631 units, Sagicor Group lost 40 cents to close at $44.30, with investors swapping 35,333 shares. Scotia Group advanced by $3.75,  ending at $50 while exchanging 47,493 shares, Seprod lost 89 cents to close at $55, with investors switching ownership of 2,229 stock units and Wisynco Group rose $1.34, in ending at $16.50, with 25,039 stock units changing hands.
In the preference segment of the market, Community & Workers Credit Union gained  43 cents to end at $1.98 in trading just five units.

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

Rising stocks shine as Junior Market dips

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday, with the market declining after slightly more stocks rose than fell after 78 percent more shares traded than Thursday.
Trading resulted in the same number of securities on Thursday and Friday changing hands with 31 each day and closed with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 11 declining and seven remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 11.17 points to settle at 2,497.10. The average PE Ratio of ended at 10.6 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 3,117,697  shares for $4,670,235 compared to 1,750,144 units at $6,183,716 on Thursday. Lumber Depot led trading with 80 percent of total volume after 2.50 million shares changed hands, followed by Mailpac Group with 7.2 percent or 223,047 units and General Accident with 70,442 units for 2.3 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 100,571 units at $150,653 compared to 56,456 at $199,475 on  Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade resulted in an exchange of 104,252 units at  $235,332 compared to 104,530 units at $241,734 on Thursday. Trading in August resulted in an average of 104,426 units at $321,996.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial gained 44 cents to settle at $22, in an exchange of 4,740 shares, AMG Packaging lost 1 cent to close at $1.79 trading 600 units, Blue Power rose 9 cents to $3.59 while exchanging 100  stock units. Cargo Handlers dropped $1.34 to $6.16, in transferring 1,000 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 1 cent and ended at $1.93 with 6,276 stock units crossing the exchange. Caribbean Producers closed at $2.35, after gaining 3 cents trading 500 shares,  Consolidated Bakeries ended 14 cents higher at $1.49, with 3,513 stock units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic lost 23 cents to finish at $3.05, with 5,000 units crossing the exchange. Express Catering gained 10 cents in clearing the market with 8,156 stocks to end at $4.30, Fontana lost 5 cents to settle at $4.70, after 32,958 shares crossed the exchange, Fosrich finished 31 cents higher at $3.95, in exchanging 16,662 stock units. Honey Bun slipped 9 cents to $5, with 2,200 units passing through the market, iCreate lost 6 cents to end at 62 cents and clearing the market with 62,218 shares, Indies Pharma rose 9 cents in closing at $2.84 while trading 1,903 stock units. Iron Rock Insurance gained 12 cents to settle at $3, with an exchange of 6,681 units, ISP Finance dropped $3 to $12 with 100 shares clearing the market, Knutsford Express gained 5 cents to close at $6.90 with an exchange of 4,334 stock units. Lasco Distributors lost 7 cents, finishing at $3, exchanging 48,120  shares, Lasco Manufacturing shed 13 cents to settle at $3.52, in trading  49,975 stocks, Limners and Bards fell by 13 cents to end at $2.57, in exchanging 43,120 shares. Lumber Depot gained 5 cents to close at  $1.09, in finishing with a transfer of 2,495,326 stock units, Mailpac Group rose 2 cents to settle at $2.08 trading 223,047 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies lost 2 cents in closing at  $5.58, with investors switching ownership of 10 stocks.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000, 9.5% preference shares gained 1 cent to close at $1.02 with 18 stock units changing hands.

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

Volume up prices down on JSE USD market

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Friday, with the market declining after over 41 times more shares traded than on Thursday, resulting in more stocks falling than rising. 
At the close of the market, trading ended similar to Thursday, with five securities changing hands and ended with the prices of one stock rising, three declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index lost 1.98 points to settle at 190.96, with the average PE Ratio ending at 12.6 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 860,406 shares, accounting for US$20,339  compared to 20,101 units at US$32,755 on Thursday. The average trade ended at 172,081 units changing hands at US$4,068, in contrast to an average of 4,020 shares at US$6,551 on Thursday. Trading ended, with an average of 93,239 units for the month to date at US$11,962  in contrast to 83,384 units at US$12,949. By comparison, August ended with an average of 83,402 units for US$7,526.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment lost 0.49 of a cent to close at 8.5 US cents with investors switching ownership of 5,000 shares, Proven Investments gained 1.5 US cents, after ending at 27.5 US cents in exchanging 606 units. Sygnus Credit Investments declined by 1.5 US cents to close at 12 US cents trading 104,750 shares and Transjamaican Highway slipped 0.07 of a cent to 0.81 of a US cent, with 750,000 shares passing through the market.
In the preference segment of the market, Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share closed at US$1.96, with 50 units changing hands.

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