Steady trading for JSE Main Market

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with more shares trading at a lower value than on Tuesday and ended with an even number of prices rising as falling, leaving the market indices modestly down.
Trading ended with 40 securities changing hands with the prices of 16 stocks rising, 16 declining and eight securities ended unchanged. At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index fell 161.12 points to 406,680.20, the JSE Market Index shed 143.95 points to 371,080.85 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.74 points to end at 95.61.
The average PE Ratio of the Main Market ended at 15.5 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 26,057,067 shares accounting for $114,023,224 compared to 16,335,306 units at $134,380,830 on Tuesday.
Pulse Investments led trading with 8 million shares for 31 percent of total volume followed  TransJamaican Highway with 6.7 million units for 26 percent of the day’s trade and Wigton Windfarm with 6.4 million units for 25 percent market share. Other stocks trading a million units or more, are  Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.6 million shares and Wisynco Group with 1.07 million units.
The average trade for the day ended at 651,427 units at $2,850,581 in contrast to an average of 398,422 valued at $3,277,581 on Tuesday. An average 804,137 for the month to date at $2,906,412 for each security, in contrast to 373,718 units at $4,445,101. The average volume and value for June was 818,748 units valued at $7,498,303.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement fell $1 to settle at $46.90, with 5,150 units changing hands, First Rock Capital climbed $1.15 to $14.20, in trading 16,289 stock units, Grace Kennedy closed at $57.50, with gains of $2.50 transferring 370,837 shares. Jamaica Producers Group ended $1.25 higher at $23.75, after exchanging 13,952 units, JMMB Group shed 99 cents to finish at $31, with 75,710 shares crossing the market. Kingston Wharves gained 49 cents to settle at $53.99, in trading 6,202 units, NCB Financial Group fell  $1.10 transferring 31,894 stock units and closed at $133, 138 Student Living lost 31 cents to end at $5.99, with 220,446 shares changing hands, Sagicor Group closed 51 cents lower at $45.50 trading 75,759 stock units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished at $7.75, after losing 54 cents transferring 258,099 shares, Scotia Group declined $2 to settle at $43, with trades of 131,758 shares and Seprod climbed $1.53 to $51.75, in transferring 21,484 stock units.

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

More slippage for JSE Main Market

Trading picked up on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Tuesday with a tripling of the number of shares changing hands at nearly three times the value, but the market index dipped by the close.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 1,754.44 points to 406,841.32, the JSE Market Index sank 1,536.62 points to 371,224.80 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.09 points to 96.35. The average PE Ratio of the Main Market closed at 15 based on IC Insider.com forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 41 securities changing hands with the prices of 18 stocks rising, 19 declining and four unchanged. The market closed with an exchange of 16,335,306 shares accounting for $134,380,830 compared to 5,526,846 units at $49,678,898 on Monday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 6.10 million shares for 37.4 percent of total volume followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 4.81 million units for 29.5 percent of the day’s trade and Wigton Windfarm with 1.61 million units for 9.9 percent market share.
The average trade for the day ended at 398,422 units at $3,277,581 in contrast to an average of 128,531 valued at $1,155,323 on Monday. An average of 373,718 units traded for the month to date for $4,445,101 in contrast to 367,724 units at $1,363,982. The average volume and value for June was 818,748 units at $7,498,303.
 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments gained $1.52 to settle at $59 after exchanging 830 units, Berger Paints closed 99 cents higher at $13.99, in trading 5,037 stock units, Caribbean Cement fell to $47.90, with a loss of 60 cents in the transfer of 313,005 shares. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $1 to $44, with an exchange of 6,240 shares, First Rock Capital shed 95 cents trading 12,623 stock units and closed at $13.05, Grace Kennedy shed $1 to finish at $55, after trading 420,726 shares. Jamaica Producers ended at $22.50, having lost $1 in transferring 39,348 units, JMMB Group jumped $1.48 to $31.99, with 67,277 shares crossing the market, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy advanced $4 to close at $172 after trading just 100 units. NCB Financial Group declined $1.40 to $134.10 with an exchange of 393,783 shares, Palace Amusement sustained a loss of $10 to finish at $1,790, after swapping 20 units, PanJam Investment dropped $1 in trading 10,829 stock units and settled at $73. Proven Investments ended with a loss of 44 cents at $33.95, with 1,637 units changing hands and Wisynco Group shed 30 cents to finish at $17.70, in transferring 34,252 shares.

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

Trading drops on JSE US$ market

Trading dropped on the US dollar market on Tuesday and led to an equal number of stock prices rising and falling and leading to the JSE US Dollar Index slipping 0.18 points to 179.71.
Trading ended with five securities changing hands with the prices of two stocks rising, two declining and one closing unchanged. 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 60,494 shares, accounting for US$13,212 compared to 176,139 units at $58,052 on Monday.
The average trade for the day ended at 12,099 units at US$2,642 in contrast to an average of 25,163 valued at $8,293 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 76,698 units valued at US$6,022 in contrast to 92,078 units at US$6,827. The average for June was 281,680 units at US$46,735 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 three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital lost three-tenths of a cent and closed at 9.1 US cents, in transferring 1,000 units, Proven Investments gained 1 cent trading 49,500 stock units to end at 24 US cents, Sygnus Credit Investments shed 1.84 cents to close at 13.11 US cents in exchanging 9,820 stock units.
In the preference segment, Equityline Mortgage Investment traded 155 units at US$1.95 and JMMB Group 6% gained 5 cents to end at US$1.05, with an exchange of 19 units.

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

TTSE Trading picks up on Tuesday

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Trading picked up the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday with volume increasing along with the total sum expended on the trades, as the market closed with seventeen securities trading down from 18 on Monday and ended with the prices of six stocks advancing, four declining and seven closing unchanged. 
Market activity ended 439,536 shares valued at $5,553,342 passing through the market, compared to 432,782 shares for $3,520,958 on Monday.
The T&T Composite Index climbed 7.41 points to 1,317.08. The All T&T Index soared 14.96 points to 1,780.06, while the Cross Listed Index lost 0.04 points to close at 115.40.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investors Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of three stocks higher than its last selling price and one with lower offers.
Gainers Clico Investments inched 1 cent higher to $25, with 24,589 stock units changing hands, First Citizens Bank jumped $2.79 to $48.50, in the transfer of 12,233 stock units, Grace Kennedy gained 14 cents trading 3,800 units and closed at $3.40. Massy Holdings climbed $3 to $60, with an exchange of 29,095 stock units, NCB Financial ended 1 cent higher at $7.87, after trading 234,500 shares and Republic Financial Holdings investors swapped 1,260 units at $139.50, having gained 5 cents.
Losers First Caribbean International lost 5 cents after the transferring of 25,873 stock units to end at $7.15, JMMB Group ended 5 cents lower at $1.90, in trading 88,935 shares, Scotiabank slid 35 cents to $54.60, with an exchange of 29 units and West Indian Tobacco closed at $34.10, with a loss of 40 cents and 621 units changing hands.
Firm TradesAgostini’s traded 82 units at $25, Ansa McAL transferred 1,222 units at $50, Guardian Holdings remained at $19.50, with an exchange of 150 units. L.J. Williams B share closed at $1.40 in the trading of 2,000 units, National Enterprises exchanged 5,353 stock units at $4.75, One Caribbean Media closed at $5.50 after trading 3,681 units and investors in Unilever Caribbean transferred 6,113 stock units at $16.99.

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

More cash goes into US$ stocks

Investors traded fewer shares in the JSE US Dollar Market on Monday but committed much more funds to transact the trades than they did on Friday.
At the close, the JSE US dollar Index dropped by 0.30 points to 179.89. Trading ended, with seven securities changing hands up from four on Friday with the prices of two stocks rising, one declining and three closing unchanged.
The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 13 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings. The market closed with an exchange of 176,139 shares, for $58,052 compared to 224,150 units at $7,470 on Friday.
An average of 25,163 units traded on Monday at US$8,293 for each security. In contrast, an average of 56,038 shares traded at just $1,868 each on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 92,078 units valued at US$6,827 in contrast to 125,536 units at US$6,094. The average trade for June amounted to 281,680 units at US$46,735 each.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the JSE US Dollar market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital gained 4 tenths of a cent, to land at 9.4 US cents in an exchange of 30,140 units. Margaritaville closed at 16 US cents in trading 5,952 shares, Proven Investments traded 950 units at 23 US cents, 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 share segment of the market, JMMB Group 5.75% preference share rose 31 cents ending at $2.32 with an exchange of 5,000 units and JMMB Group 6% traded 41,500 shares at US$1.

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

JSE Main market stocks tumble

Stocks mostly pulled back on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday as investors engaged in moderate trading and sent the market indices into a dive, at the close, and adding to sizeable losses on the first two days of July.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaica Composite Index declined by 6,453.85 points to 408,595.76, the JSE Market Index dropped 5,842.37 points to 372,761.42 and the JSE Financial Index lost 2.05 points to end at 96.26. The average PE Ratio of the Main Market closed at 15.3 based on IC Insider.com forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 43 securities changing hands with the prices of seven stocks rising, 24 declining and 11 trading firm. The market closed with an exchange of 5,526,846 shares accounting for $49,678,898 compared to 11,919,474 units at $95,504,967 on Friday.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 1.43 million shares for 26 percent of total volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 853,642 units for 15.5 percent of the day’s trade and Pulse Investments with 822,283 units for 15 percent market share.
The average trade for the day ended at 128,531 units at $1,155,323 in contrast to an average of 290,719 valued at $2,329,389 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 367,724 units valued at $1,363,982 in contrast to 666,101 units at $3,860,643 on Friday. In Contrast, trading in June resulted in an average of 818,748 units for $7,498,308 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments climbed $2.48 to settle at $57.48 trading 2,719 shares, Caribbean Cement declined by $1.50 and ending at $48.50 with investors exchanging 4,361 units, First Rock Capital closed $1 higher at $14, with a transfer of 8,800 stock units. Grace Kennedy dropped by $1 to $56 after trading 25,625, Jamaica Broilers ended 66 cents lower at $28.01, with 13,498 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers lost 59 cents in ending at $23.50, with the transfer of 10,245 units. JMMB Group shed 99 cents to finish at $30.51 with 219,422 shares crossing the market, Kingston Wharves gained 36 cents and closed at $53.36 in trading 3,673 units, NCB Financial Group declined by 40 cents to end at $135.50 after exchanging 163,040 shares. Portland JSX rose 55 cents to end at $7.90 and trading 20,187 stock units, Sagicor Group declined by $3.89 to $46.10 with a transfer of 23,410 units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund jumped 54 cents to $8.29 with investors trading 69,628 stock units, Salada Foods dropped $3.40 to close at $25 after exchanging 3,775 units, Scotia Group declined by $2.25 to end at $45, in transferring 34,944 stock units and Seprod shed $2.79 to settle at $50.20 with 19,161 units changing hands.
In the preference segment, Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share declined by $3 to $104, after investors traded a mere one unit.

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

Trading jumps for Trinidad stocks

Trading activity picked up on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday, with 18 securities changing hands compared to 16 on Friday, leading to 432,782 shares crossing the exchange for $3,520,958, up from 55,883 shares for $1,525,758, on Friday.

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

The market closed with six advancing, three declining and nine stocks remaining unchanged and leaving the T&T Composite Index carving out a minor loss of 0.18 points to end at 1,309.67. The All T&T Index fell by 2.67 points to 1,765.10, while the Cross Listed Index bucked the losing trend and gained 0.32 points to close at 115.44.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investors Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of six stocks higher than its last selling price and one with a lower offer.
Gainers First Caribbean International gained 5 cents as investors transferred 2,327 units at $7.20, Grace Kennedy ended 6 cents higher at $3.26, with 50,000 shares crossing the market, National Enterprises rose 10 cents to $4.75, after an exchange of just ten units. National Flour finished at $1.85, with gains of 5 cents trading 227,572 shares, Republic Financial Holdings picked up 18 cents to settle at $139.45, with a transfer of 155 units and Scotiabank advanced 35 cents to $54.95 after exchanging 53 units.
Losers CinemaOne shed 24 cents to close at an all-time low of $5.50, in trading 20 units, Clico Investments lost 1 cent after exchanging a mere 34 units to end at $24.99 and Trinidad and Tobago NGL ended 75 cents lower at $16.50, with a transfer of 16,193 stock units.
Firm TradesAgostini’s remained at $25 with trades of a mere five units, First Citizens Bank held firm at $45.71, in exchanging 2,816 shares, Guardian Holdings closed at $19.50, with 4,079 stock units crossing the market. JMMB Group was unchanged at $1.95 after investors transferred 500 units, Massy Holdings closed at $57, with an exchange of 5,976 stock units, NCB Financial traded 1,910 shares at $7.86. Trinidad Cement closed with an exchange of 418 units at $2.10, Unilever Caribbean closed at $16.99, with 119,728 shares changing hands and West Indian Tobacco ended with trades of 1,006 units at $34.50.

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

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.

Losing streak broken for Trinidad market

Things turned around on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange as the two leading market indices carved out modest gains on Friday, to end seven consecutive days of decline for the market.
Sixteen securities traded, down from 14 on Thursday and the market closed, with the prices of five advancing, four declining and seven ending unchanged.  The volume of stocks passing through the market amounted to only 55,883 units at $1,622,293 compared to 168,366 shares for $1,257,424 on Thursday.
The T&T Composite Index gained 1.78 points to 1,309.85. The All T&T Index advanced by 3.72 points to 1,767.77, while the Cross Listed Index slipped 0.03 points to close at 115.12.
IC bid-offer Indicator The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the bids of two stocks higher than its last selling price and one with a lower offer.
Gainers Clico Investments picked up 1 cent to close at $25, with the transfer of 2,786 stock units, Grace Kennedy gained 5 cents trading 200 units and finished at $3.20, Guardian Holdings closed 30 cents higher at $19.50 after the exchanging of 1,060 units. Republic Financial Holdings closed with an exchange of 5,764 stock units at $139.27, after picking up 2 cents and Unilever Caribbean closed at $16.99, after carving out 1 cent gain, with 1,500 units changing hands.
Losers Calypso Macro Index Fund ended at $14, with a loss of $1.50 in exchanging 420 units, First Caribbean International shed 5 cents in trading 300 units to settle at $7.15, National Flour closed at $1.80, with a loss of 2 cents transferring 1,552 stock units and Scotiabank finished 39 cents lower at $54.60 with of 25 units changing hands.
Firm TradesAgostini’s held firm at $25 after the transfer of 1,450 units, Ansa McAL closed at $50 trading 10,174 stock units, First Citizens Bank remained at $45.71, with an exchange of 90 units. Investors in JMMB Group transferred 12,500 stock units, at $1.95, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy closed at US$1, with 16,936 shares crossing the market, National Enterprises traded 100 units at $4.65 and Point Lisas exchanged 1,026 units at $3.25.

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.