Big gains for some IC TOP 10 stocks

During the past week, Grace Kennedy was the top 10 best performer rising 16 percent to 67 percent, followed by Caribbean Producers 12 percent gain to close the week at $2.63, during a period when stocks continue their climb higher to their highest level since early-April on the Jamaican Stock Exchange Main Market in the past week.

Grace Kennedy gained 16% for the week.

The Junior Market continues to fight in continuing to build on the gains in recent weeks, with moves in both markets confirming the bullish signal technical indicators been flashing.
The movement in the markets resulted in Stanley Motta coming into the Main Market IC TOP 10, replacing Jamaica Producers. The Junior Market Top 10 remained without any new movement in and out, but Jamaican Teas started trading ex split on Friday and closed at $2.05, down from last weeks’ adjusted closing price of $2.23.
This week’s focus: 2020 is now drawing to a close and should lead investors to start the focus on 2021 and some companies that could deliver superior returns. Many of the companies that suffered badly from reduced sales could be some that should be on the investors’ list. Access Financial, Caribbean Producers, Express Catering, Elite Diagnostic, Lasco Financial, NCB Financial are some that could enjoy above-average recovery and then there are entities such as Grace Kennedy, Carib Cement, Berger Paints and Lumber Depot that should get added push from continued buoyancy in the construction sector.
The top three stocks in the Junior Market with the potential to gain between 231 to 394 percent by March 2021 are Caribbean Producers, followed by Elite Diagnostic and Limber Depot. With expected gains of 149 to 260 percent, the top three Main Market stocks are, Berger Paints followed by Radio Jamaica and Carreras in the third position.
The local stock market’s targeted average PE ratio is 20based on profits of companies reporting full year’s results, from now to the second quarter in 2021. The Junior and Main markets are currently trading well below the market average, indicating the potential gains ahead. The JSE Main Market ended the week, with an overall PE of 15.5, The Junior Market 13.3, based on ICInsider.com’s projected 2020-21 earnings. The PE ratio for the Junior Market Top 10 stocks average a mere 7.2 at just 54 percent to the average of the Junior Market. The Main Market TOP 10 stocks trade at a PE of 9 or 58 percent of the PE of that market.
The average projected gain for the Junior Market IC TOP 10 stocks is 201 percent and 132 percent down from140 percent last week for the JSE Main Market, based on 2020-21 earnings, indicating greater likely gains for Junior Market stocks 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 weekly. 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.

 

Gains piling up for JSE Main Market

Stocks mostly rose on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange at the close on Friday after an exchange of more than 19 times the number of shares and a 24 percent increase in the value than on Thursday as the bullish tone of the market continues.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 3,600.36 points to 435,722.68, the Main Index climbed 3,258.67 points to 397,474.41 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.83 points to settle at 104.25.
Trading ended with stocks of 41 companies changing hands compared to 38 on Thursday with the prices of 17 stocks rising, 11 declining and 13 remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio closed at 15.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors exchanged 229,254,233 shares at $226,718,055 compared to 12,009,747 units at $182,824,365 on Thursday. Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 95.3 percent of total volume, after exchanging 218.40 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm with 2.1 percent of the day’s trade for 4.81 million units and Transjamaican Highway with 1.4 percent market share for 3.10 million units.
Trading averaged 5,591,567 units at $5,529,709 for each security, versus 316,046 shares at $4,811,167 on Thursday. Month to date average ended with 639,789 units at $6,875,412 for each security, compared to 382,145 units at $6,945,430. October averaged 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Barita Investments gained 45 cents to settle at $84.50, in exchanging 101,656 shares, Caribbean Cement advanced by $2 to $61, with investors swapping 3,296 units, Eppley rose $2.20 to $24.45, after 19,640 stock units passed through the market. Grace Kennedy ended $3.86 higher at $67, with 328,868 shares changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 88 cents to $19.50 after exchanging a mere 100 units, JMMB Group advanced by $2 to $35, in trading 334,276 shares. Key Insurance closed at $10.35 and rose to $1.75 after trading 287,658 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined by $4.50 to $145.50, in crossing the market with 224 units, Pan Jam Investment fell $1.05 to $67.10 trading 25,670 stock units. Proven Investments climbed $2.22 to $39.02, with an exchange of 56 units, Scotia Group advanced $2.89 to $47.99, with investors swapping 45,993 stock units, Stanley Motta shed 80 cents to close at $4.70, in crossing the market with 5,500 units and Supreme Ventures loss of 50 cents to end at $17.50, after 145,808 shares passed through the market.

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

Junior Market closes higher on Friday

The majority of stocks rose on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, with the market index rising as investors traded 30 percent fewer shares with a value that was 57 percent lower than on Thursday even after Jamaican Teas, three for one stock split took effect at the start of trading and resulted in over 2.11 billion units in issue.

Jamaican Teas stock traded at a new price after a 3 for 1 stock split took effect on the Junior Market on Friday

Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands compared to 32 on Thursday and ended with the prices of 17 stocks rising, the prices of nine declining and nine remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index gained 26.08 points to settle at 2,513.83. The average PE Ratio ended at 12.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 3,342,645 shares trading at $8,216,185 versus 4,782,100 units at $19,328,148 on Thursday.
Derrimon Trading led trading with 23 percent of total volume with a transfer of 768,451 shares, followed by Lumber Depot with 15.2 percent of the day’s trade with an exchange of 508,099 units and Jamaican Teas with 15 percent market share or 502,383 units.
Trading ended with an average of 95,504 units at $234,748 in contrast to 149,441 at $604,005 on Thursday. For the month to date, the average trade is 187,110 units at $553,030, compared to 192,183 units at $570,657 on Thursday. October ended with an average of 230,868 units at  $535,509 trading.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AccessFinancial gained 10 cents to finish at $22 with 5,000 shares changing hands,  AMG Packaging lost 5 cents to settle at $1.55 with an exchange of 2,735 stock units, Caribbean Cream advanced 28 cents to end at $4.13 with a transfer of 50 shares. Caribbean Producers climbed 23 cents to close at $2.63 with 145,795 units traded, Consolidated Bakeries increased 20 cents to $1.22 with 3,582 stocks changing hands, Derrimon Trading exchanged 768,451 shares and fell 10 cents to $2.40.Dolphin Cove gained 24 cents to end at $6.25 with 965 units changing hands, Elite Diagnostic rose 2 cents to $3.02 with investors swapping 99,756 stocks, Everything Fresh lost 10 cents to finish at 66 cents with 2,394 shares traded. Express Catering jumped 44 cents to $3.80 with 10,590 stock units passing through the market, Fontana dropped 30 cents to $5 with an exchange of 260,252 units, Fosrich increased 6 cents to $4.07 with 27,449 shares changing hands. GWest Corporation slipped 4 cents to 69 cents with 2,242 stocks changing hands, Honey Bun rose 3 cents to $4.83, trading 12,684 shares, iCreate rose 4 cents to 65 cents with 75,897 units passing through the market. ISP Finance surged $6.39 to $22.50 with 2,270 stocks changing hands, after a three for one stock split, Jamaican Teas exchanged 502,383 shares and added 9 cents to settle at a post-split price of $2.05, Jetcon Corporation rose 5 cents to 75 cents with the transfer of 5,539 units. Lasco Financial rose 20 cents to close at $2.60 with 40,000 shares crossing the exchange, Lasco Manufacturing declined 10 cents to $3.80 with the trading of 5,375 stocks, Limners and Bards gained 5 cents to settle at $2.50 and switching ownership of 31,000 units. Lumber Depot traded 508,099 shares and lost 7 cents to end at $1.21, Medical Disposables jumped 42 cents to close at $4.35 with 4,000 stocks crossing the market, Stationery and Office Supplies gained 5 cents to finish at $4.55 with 8,958 units changing hands. Tropical Battery slipped 6 cents to $1.10 with 256,976 stocks traded and tTech shed 30 cents to $4.60 with 74,427 shares crossing the exchange.

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

JSE USD market steadies

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market closed trading on Friday with the market slipping after the price of just one stock closed with a change and 888 percent more shares traded than on Thursday. 
At the close of the market, trading ended with six securities changing hands, the same as on Thursday and ended with the price of one rising and the five remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index fell by 1.83 points to settle at 187.92. The average PE Ratio ended at 13.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 427,882 shares, for US$13,880 compared to 43,326 units at US$14,347 on Thursday. The daily trade averaged 71,314 units at US$2,313, in contrast to an average of 7,221 shares at US$2,391 on Thursday. Trading ended with an average of 49,490 units for the month to date at US$4,641, in contrast to 47,912 units at US$4,809. October averaged 697,808 units for US$17,320.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment closed at 8.65 US cents trading 234 units, Margaritaville remained at 13 US cents, in crossing the exchange with 100 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy ended at US$1.15 after trading 30 units. Proven Investments closed at 25 US cents, after exchanging 19,400 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 0.49 of a cent to 15.99 US cents, with an exchange of 36,236 shares and Transjamaican Highway settled at 0.90 of 1 US cent, in a transfer of 371,882 shares.

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

Steady trading for JSE USD market

 The majority of stocks trading held their prices at the close of the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday with the market declining after an exchange of 81 percent fewer shares and 37 percent lesser value than on Wednesday.
At the close of trading six securities changing hands compared to four on Wednesday and ended with the price of one declining and five remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index shed 0.92 points to 189.75. The average PE Ratio is 13.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 43,326 shares, for US$14,347 compared to 228,031 units at US$22,823 on Wednesday. The daily trade averaged 7,221 units at US$2,391, compared to 57,008 shares at US$5,706 on Wednesday. Trading ended with an average of 47,912 units for the month to date at US$4,809, in contrast to 51,083 units at US$4,998. October averaged 697,808 units for US$17,320.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows one stock ending with a higher bid than the last selling price and none with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Margaritaville closed at 13 US cents, trading 524 shares, Productive Business Solutions remained at 66 US cents, with an exchange of  29 units. Proven Investments ended at 25 US cents after a transfer of 22,692 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments remained at 15.50 US cents trading 8,753  stock units and Transjamaican Highway lost 0.03 of a cent to settle at 0.90 of 1 US cent with an exchange of 4,500 units.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% preference share closed at US$1.05, after exchanging 6,828 units.

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

Rising & falling Junior Market stocks even

Rising stocks equaled declining ones and helped move the market index of Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market up at the close on Thursday after trading 32 percent fewer shares with a 17 percent fall in value compared to Wednesday.
Trading ended with shares of 32 companies changing hands compared to 38 on Wednesday with an equal number of 15 stocks rising and declining, with two remaining unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 28.32 points to settle at 2,487.75 after trading over the 2,500 points mark in the morning session. The average PE Ratio ended at 12.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with 4,782,100 shares for $19,328,148 versus 7,027,159 units at  $23,247,610 on Wednesday. Fontana led trading with 31.4 percent of the volume in exchanging 1.50 million shares, followed by Jamaican Teas with 21.8 percent for 1.04 million units and Mailpac Group with 18.3 percent after trading 875,012 shares.
Trading averaged 149,441 units at $604,005 in contrast to 184,925 at $611,779 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average trade is 192,183 units at $570,657, compared to 194,462 units at $568,878 on Wednesday. October averaged 230,868 units at $535,509.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial rose $1.35 to $21.90, trading 1,310 shares, AMG Packaging picked up 1 cent in closing at $1.60 trading 1,633 units, Blue Power lost 25 cents to end at $3.25 after exchanging 9,600 stock units. Cargo Handlers finished at $6.36, with gains of 6 cents as investors swapped 28,838 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers closed 15 cents higher at $1.90, in exchanging 2,906 units, Caribbean Cream gained 4 cents to settle at $3.85 trading 10,100 stock units. Caribbean Flavours lost 3 cents in ending at $1.67 with 113,000 shares passing through the market, Caribbean Producers fell 9 cents to $2.40 in clearing the market with 5,000 shares, Derrimon Trading gained 12 cents to end at $2.50 after the transferring of 3,700 units. Dolphin Cove rose 33 cents to $6.01, in clearing the market with 72,795 shares, Elite Diagnostic shed 10 cents to settle at $3, with 40,612 units passing through the market, Everything Fresh gained 13 cents to end at 76 cents, with an exchange of 26,898 stock units. Express Catering picked up 5 cents to end at $3.36, in trading 54,089 shares, Fontana lost 8 cents to close at $5.30 exchanging 1,502,184 shares, Fosrich gained 1 cent to end at $4.01, with 5,000 units crossing the exchange. General Accident slipped 5 cents to $6.15 with 38,796 stock units changing hands, GWest Corporation fell 3 cents to 73 cents trading 2,364 units, Honey Bun fell 5 cents to $4.80, with the transferring of 23,100 stock units. iCreate gained 2 cents to close at 61 cents, after exchanging 54,756 shares, Indies Pharma closed 1 cent higher at $2.51, in an exchange of 110,000 stocks, Jamaican Teas shed 70 cents to settle at $6, with investors switching ownership of 1,044,488 shares ahead of Friday’s three for one stock split. Jetcon Corporation lost 13 cents to end at 70 cents, in transferring 123,927 shares, Knutsford Express shed 70 cents in closing at $6, after crossing the market with 113,924 stock units, Lasco Distributors gained 14 cents to close at $3.29, with investors swapping 15,019 shares. Lasco Financial dropped 24 cents to $2.40, trading 9,350 units, Lasco Manufacturing rose 40 cents to $3.90, in exchanging 18,125 stock units, Lumber Depot lost 1 cent in closing at $1.28, with the switching of 388,704 shares. Mailpac Group fell 4 cents to $2.14, after exchanging 875,012 shares, Main Event shed 37 cents to close at $3.03, with 10,000 units changing hands and Tropical Battery gained 4 cents to end at $1.16, in clearing the market with 20,772 stock units.

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

Rising stocks beat decliners 2 to 1

Prices mostly rose on Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Thursday with slightly fewer shares trading than on Wednesday but with the value plunging 45 percent with fewer securities trading than the prior day.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index slipped just 210.35 points to 432,122.32, the Main Index eased 230.64 points to 394,215.74 and the JSE Financial Index edged 0.02 points lower to 103.42.
Trading ended with 38 securities changing hands compared to 42 on Wednesday and closed with the prices of 21 stocks rising 10 declining and seven remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with 12,009,747 shares changing hands for $182,824,365 compared to 12,512,087 units at $330,562,424 on Wednesday. Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 27.7 percent of total volume, after exchanging 3.32 million shares, followed by Sagicor Group with 18.1 percent of the day’s trade for 2.17 million units, Transjamaican Highway with 16.3 percent market share for 1.96 million units and Wisynco Group accounted for 14.6 percent with 1.75 million units changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 316,046 units changing hands at $4,811,167 for each security, compared to an average of 297,907 shares at $7,870,534 on Wednesday. Month to date average ends at 382,145 units for $6,945,430, in contrast to 385,494 units at $7,053,566 on Tuesday. October averaged 398,200 units at $4,622,532. 
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments lost 45 cents to end at $84.05, after trading 9,128 shares, Caribbean Cement dropped 50 cents to $59 after exchanging 5,685 units, Jamaica Broilers gained 85 cents in closing at $27.93, with 208,150 shares changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange finished at $18.62, after losing 38 cents and trading 232,575 shares, JMMB Group rose 65 cents to $33 in exchanging 54,100 units, Key Insurance lost 30 cents to end at $8.60 after transferring 12,009 stock units. Kingston Wharves climbed $2.75 to $48.45, with 1,375 shares changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities closed 36 cents higher at $8.15 in exchanging 12,000 stock units, NCB Financial climbed $2.50 to $148.50, with a transfer of 58,915 shares. Palace Amusement jumped $100 to $1,200 after an exchange of 34 units, PanJam Investment gained $1.05 to close at $68.15, trading 31,652 stock units, Proven Investments fell by $1.88 to $36.80 after switching ownership of 9,831 shares. Sagicor Group rose 89 cents to $51, with 2,172,115 shares changing hands and Supreme Ventures gained $1.52 to close at $18 trading 45,204 shares.

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

Junior Market tumbles on Wednesday

The market index rose to more than 2,556 points within an hour of trading on Wednesday but selling drove the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange down at the close, with the market index dropping nearly 100 points from the day’s peak to finish with a loss for the day of 70.49 points to settle at 2,459.43.
Trading ended with more stocks declining than rising after an exchange of 33 percent more shares than on Tuesday. The market closed with 38 securities changing hands compared to 33 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 17 declining and six remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ends at 12.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market saw an exchange of 7,027,159 shares for  $23,247,610 compared to 5,272,918 units at $15,658,293 on Tuesday.
Fosrich led trading with 34.2 percent of total volume with an exchange of 2.4 million shares, followed by  Jamaican Teas with 13.9 percent after a transfer of 976,355 units and Tropical Battery with 9.6 percent market share for 675,760 stock units.
Trading ended with an average of 184,925 units at $611,779 compared to 159,785 at $474,494 on Tuesday. The month to date average trade is 194,462 units at $568,878, compared to 195,107
units at $565,977 on Tuesday. October averaged trade was 230,868 units at $535,509.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial advanced 45 cents to $20.55 with an exchange of 6,753 shares, AMG Packaging slipped 1 cent to $1.59 with 71,448 stocks changing hands, Blue Power declined by 9 cents to $3.50 with 50 units traded. CAC 2000 jumped 80 cents to close at $10 with 1,000 stocks passing through the market, Cargo Handlers dropped 65 cents to $6.30 transferring 5,444 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers declined 15 cents to $1.75 with switching ownership of 43,718 units. Caribbean Cream declined by 19 cents in exchanging 93,302 stocks to finish at $3.81, Caribbean Producers gained 17 cents to close at $2.49 with 227,116 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading lost 2 cents to settle at $2.38 with 20,761 units passing through the market. Dolphin Cove advanced 18 cents trading 2,368 stocks to end at $5.68, Elite Diagnostic dropped 20 cents to $3.10 in transferring 29,120 shares, Everything Fresh declined by 10 cents to 63 cents, in switching ownership of 165,878 units. Express Catering shed 67 cents to settle at $3.31 with an exchange of 89,040 stocks, Fontana climbed 30 cents to end at $5.38 with 149,049 units changing hands, General Accident gained 10 cents to finish at $6.20 with 62,300 shares traded. GWest Corporation rose 11 cents to close at 76 cents with 34,793 stocks passing through the market, iCreate lost 3 cents to settle at 59 cents with a transfer of 59,812 units, Indies Pharma increased 7 cents to $2.50, trading 89,073 shares. Iron Rock Insurance dropped 20 cents to finish at $2.80 with 31,000 stocks changing hands, Jamaican Teas exchanged 976,355 shares and climbed 20 cents to close at $6.70, Jetcon Corporation slipped 1 cent to 83 cents with 170,553 units passing through the market. Knutsford Express rose 5 cents to $6.70 with 1,000 shares traded, Lasco Financial gained 4 cents to end at $2.64 with a transfer of 10,000 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing fell 35 cents to $3.50 with investors switching ownership of 511,000 units.

Lumber Depot increased 8 cents to $1.29 with an exchange of 22,500 stocks, Mailpac Group rose 2 cents to $2.18 with 325,265 units changing hands, Medical Disposables dropped 27 cents to $3.93 with 33,581 shares traded. Paramount Trading increased by 2 cents to $1.32 with 30,000 stocks passing through the market, SSL Venture fell 1 cent to 57 cents with a transfer of  6,800 units, Stationery and Office Supplies slipped 5 cents to $4.50 with investors switching ownership of 25,843 shares. Tropical Battery exchanged 675,760 units and declined by 7 cents to $1.12 and tTech gained 3 cents to finish at $4.90 with 2,665 stocks crossing the exchange.

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

JSE main market index rising

The market indices raced to big gains of more than 5,000 points in the first hour of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Wednesday but gave up a few thousand points before ending trading up by more than 3,000 points, although declining stocks outnumbered rising ones, almost two to one.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 3,396.16 points to 432,332.67, the Main Index climbed 3,018.17 points to 394,446.38 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.33 points to settle at 103.44.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands compared to 45 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 24 declining and five remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ends at 15.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 73 percent fewer shares than on Tuesday as 12,512,087 shares traded for $330,562,424 compared to 46,789,600 units at $269,845,318 on Tuesday. Barita Investments led trading with 25.9 percent of total volume, after exchanging 3.24 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 19.4 percent of the day’s trade for 2.42 million units, Wigton Windfarm with 14.9 percent market share for 1.87 million units for 14.9 percent market share and QWI Investments accounted for 9.1 percent with 1.14 million units.
Trading averaged 297,907 units at $7,870,534 for each security, compared to 1,039,769 shares at $5,996,563 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date is 385,494 units at $7,053,566 for each security, compared to 390,690 units at $7,005,102 on Tuesday. October averaged 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints gained 65 cents to settle at $12.50, after exchanging 33,647 shares, Caribbean Cement lost $1.40 to close at $59.50, in trading 13,540 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined $4 to end at $40, with an exchange of 6,076 stock units. Grace Kennedy climbed $2.08 to $63.08, trading 47,479 shares, Jamaica Broilers shed 82 cents to $27.08 after swapping 36,110 shares, Jamaica Producers fell $1.71 to $20.03 after transferring 1,900 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 90 cents to end at $19, with an exchange of 13,464 stocks, JMMB Group lost 65 cents to end at $32.35, in clearing the market with 127,898 shares, Kingston Wharves declined $3.15 to $45.70 trading 17,400 stock units. Mayberry Investments fell $1.05 to $5.95 after exchanging 40,850 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed $11.99 to close at $150 after trading 292 units, NCB Financial gained 90 cents to end at $146, with 10,623 shares changing hands. Pan Jam Investment finished at $67.10, with gains of 60 cents after clearing the market with 18,832 units, Proven Investments lost 36 cents to settle at $38.68, with the swapping of 14,106 stock units, Pulse Investments ended at $4.58 after losing 31 cents and exchanging 443,745 shares. Salada Foods fell $1 to $28, in transferring 24,249 stock units, Scotia Group declined $1.71 to $45.14, in clearing the market with 11,685 units, Seprod shed 50 cents to settle at $64, with 1,163 stocks passing through the market. Sterling Investments gained 50 cents to end at $3.70, with the switching of 330 units, Supreme Ventures gained 48 cents to finish at $16.48 after trading 162,359 shares and Wisynco Group closed 49 cents higher at $16, with 437,353 stocks passing through the market.

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

JSE USD market gains

Prices of more stocks rose than fell on Wednesday, resulting in a rise in the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange after trading 13 percent more shares than on Tuesday.
Trading ended with four securities changing hands, the same as on Tuesday and closed with the price of two stocks rising, one declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 2.39 points to 190.67. The average PE Ratio is 13.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market ended with 228,031 shares trading at $22,823 compared to 201,406 units at S$1,935 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 57,008 units for US$5,706, in contrast to an average of 50,352 shares at US$484 on Tuesday. The market closed with an average of 51,083 units at US$4,998 for the month to date, compared to 50,758 units at US$4,959 on Tuesday. October ended with an average of 697,808 units for US$17,320.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Proven Investments lost half a cent to end at 25 US cents, after trading  12,853 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments gained 1.34 US cents to close at 15.50 US cents, with 117,690 stock units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway inched 0.08 of a cent higher, to end at 0.93 of one US cent, with 97,000 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Eppley 5% preference share closed at US$1.02, with an exchange of 488 units.

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