Most JSE USD stocks rose on Thursday

Trading on Thursday, ended with the volume of shares changing hands slipping 53 percent with 71 percent lower value than Wednesday, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in far more stocks rising than falling.
Trading ended with seven securities changing hands, compared to nine on Wednesday with prices of four rising, one declining and two holding firm.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index gained 1.16 points to end at 200.07.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.6. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with the financial year up to August 2022.
Overall, 185,440 shares traded for US$13,723 compared to 397,370 units at US$47,370 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 26,491 units at US$1,960, compared to 44,152 shares at US$5,263 on Wednesday and month to date averaging 77,951 shares at US$7,312 versus 81,287 units at US$7,659 on the prior day. December ended with an average of 439,975 units for US$68,382.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling price and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share increased 0.1 of a cent to 6.99 US cents while trading 31,191 shares, Proven Investments rallied 1.75 cents to 22.75 US cents after 26,155 stock units changed hands, Sterling Investments remained at 2.1 US cents while exchanging 10,000 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share gained 0.25 of a cent to close at 12.95 US cents after trading 2,346 units and Transjamaican Highway shed 0.02 of a cent in closing at 0.83 of one US cent in swapping of 113,477 stocks.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 5.75% popped 7 cents to US$2.09, with 2,000 stock units crossing the market and JMMB Group 6% finished at US$1.15 in an exchange of 271 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Massy Holdings list on JSE with no trades

Massy Holdings shares were listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Thursday with no trading in the stock, but it closed with demand for 29,304 with 166 orders, with the highest bid at $2,801 for 137 shares and the lowest tradable at $1,500, there was no stock on offer at the close. The reference price to start trading was set at $2,643.08.
In the overall market, the volume of shares trading was 58 percent less and the value 28 percent higher than on Wednesday as rising stocks exceeded those declining after 55 securities traded, similar to Wednesday, with 22 rising, 16 declining and 17 ending unchanged.
The All Jamaican Composite Index popped 3,072.13 points to settle at 439,587.18, the JSE Main Index advanced 1,670.70 points to 397,169.87 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.53 points to close at 98.02.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.4 The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2022.
Overall, 9,854,246 shares were exchanged for $213,910,310 versus 23,550,929 units at $167,256,472 on Wednesday. Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 23 percent of total volume with a transfer of 2.27 million shares followed by Kingston Wharves, 18.3 percent with 1.81 million units and Transjamaican Highway, 13.6 percent, with 1.34 million units changing hands.
Trading averages 179,168 units at $3,889,278, compared to 428,199 shares at $3,041,027 previously traded and month to date, an average of 205,968 units at $1,937,351, against 207,506 units at $1,825,288 on Wednesday. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eleven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints rose 60 cents to $13 with 32,429 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement rallied $1.71 to end at $71.20 in an exchange of 18,690 units, Caribbean Producers popped $1.57 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $17.80 in trading 426,694 stock units. Eppley fell $1.45 to settle at $35 with the swapping of 2,337 stocks, First Rock Capital rose $1.63 to $12 with an exchange of 97,500 shares, GraceKennedy gained 50 cents to close at $102.50 after 30,325 stocks crossed the market. Guardian Holdings declined $4.35 in closing at $533 after 248 units switched owners, Jamaica Stock Exchange rallied $1.03 to $16.86 with a transfer of 4,647 stock units, JMMB Group gained 30 cents after ending at $39.50 with the swapping of 734,028 shares. Margaritaville fell $3 to $23 with 1,111 stocks changing hands, Mayberry Investments rallied 64 cents to $7.85 in transferring 4,183 shares, NCB Financial popped $6 to finish at $133, with 580,328 units crossing the exchange. PanJam Investment rose 50 cents to $65.50 in trading 213 units, Proven Investments declined $1.20 to end at $32 with 17,120 stock units crossing the market, Sagicor Group advanced $1.39 to $53.90 after an exchange of 17,121 shares. Seprod shed $1 to close at $60 in transferring 13,140 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments rallied 50 cents to $16 with 102,082 stocks clearing the market, Sygnus Real Estate Finance advanced $2.23 to $18.25 in switching ownership of 100 units and Wisynco Group lost 30 cents to end at $17.50 with 389,966 stock units crossing the market.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7.25% shed 34 cents in closing at $3.24 with 23 shares changing hands and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share gained $12 to settle at a 52 weeks’ high of $120 after trading a mere 8 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Retreat for Trinidad & Tobago stocks

Stock prices plunged Thursday, on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, with the Composite Index shedding 6.49 points to 1,523.32, the All T&T Index fell 11.35 points to close at 2,127.38 and the Cross-Listed Index lost 0.18 points to settle at 122.91, with just two stocks rising, 11 declining and five remaining unchanged after trading picked up with 168 percent more shares changing hands with 417 percent higher value than on Wednesday.
A total of 18 securities traded similar to Wednesday, resulting in an exchange of 396,731 shares for $14,048,777 up from 148,186 units at $2,718,598, previously. An average of 22,041 units traded at $780,488 compared to 8,233 shares at $151,033 on Wednesday, with trading month to date averaging 41,320 units at $371,883 versus 42,372 units at $349,596. The average trade for December amounts to 21,703 units at $306,768.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s fell 74 cents to close at $45 in trading 30 shares, Angostura Holdings ended unchanged at $19.99, with 314 stocks crossing the market, Ansa McAl declined $2.50 in closing at $57 trading 61,190 units. Clico Investment Fund rallied $1.50 to $30, with 89 stock units changing hands, First Citizens Group gained 25 cents to end at $64.75 in exchanging 885 stock units, FirstCaribbean International Bank finished at $6.14 in an exchange of 30 shares. GraceKennedy dropped 4 cents to close at $6.16 while exchanging 4,435 units, Guardian Holdings remained at $30 after 4,691 stocks crossed the market, JMMB Group slipped 4 cents to $2.47, after 5,224 shares changed hands. L.J. Williams B share shed 8 cents in closing at $1.72, with 2,025 stock units clearing the market, Massy Holdings shed 1 cent to $105.99 with the swapping of 77,085 stocks, National Enterprises remained at $3.25 after exchanging 15 units. National Flour Mills lost 5 cents after ending at $1.87 in switching ownership of 1,152 stocks, NCB Financial Group dropped 3 cents in closing at $8 after exchanging 224,190 units, Scotiabank fell $2 to close at $72 with an exchange of 3,146 stock units. Trinidad & Tobago NGL declined 1 cent in closing at $19.99 trading 390 shares, Trinidad Cement finished at $3.80 after 9,314 shares changed hands and West Indian Tobacco shed 1 cent to $27.98 while exchanging 2,526 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Pullback for JSE Main Market

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Market activity ended on Wednesday with the volume of shares declining 23 percent and the value 34 percent lower than on Tuesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks were marginally less than those declining, pushing the market indices into a fall.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 3,169.31 points to 436,515.05, the JSE Main Index fell 2,739.24 points to settle at 395,499.17 and the JSE Financial Index shed 1.10 points to close at 97.49.
Trading ended with 55 securities, as was the case on Tuesday, with 17 rising, 18 declining and 20 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.2. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2022.
Overall, 23,550,929 shares were exchanged for $167,256,472 down from 30,430,391 units at $253,596,547 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 67.7 of total volume after transferring 15.95 million shares followed by Jamaica Broilers, 6.8 percent with 1.61 million units and QWI Investments with 4.4 percent after an exchange of 1.05 million units.
Trading averages 428,199 units at $3,041,027, compared to 553,280 shares at $4,610,846 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 207,506 units at $1,825,288, compared to 194,064 units at $1,751,240 on the previous day. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows ten stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints fell 59 cents to $12.40 with 89,460 units clearing the market, Caribbean Producers shed 72 cents in closing at $16.23 after 171,442 stock units changed hands. Eppley rose $1.45 to end at $36.45 in switching ownership of 590 stocks, First Rock Capital lost 63 cents to close at $10.37 with the swapping of 24,812 shares, Guardian Holdings dropped $10.65 to end at $537.35 in trading 87 units. Jamaica Broilers gained 50 cents in closing at $27.50 with 1,610,187 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers lost 32 cents after ending at $22.68 in transferring 1,574 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell $1.67 to close at $15.83 in exchanging 126,376 shares. Margaritaville popped $1 to end at $26 in switching ownership of 3,266 units, Mayberry Investments declined 69 cents after ending at $7.21 and trading 9,074 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy rallied $3 to close at $100 with an exchange of 3,228 stock units. NCB Financial declined $5 to end at $127 with the swapping of 594,363 units, 138 Student Living traded 662 shares and gained 40 cents to land at $4.20, PanJam Investment advanced $2 in closing at $65 after 759 stock units crossed the exchange, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 62 cents to $15.50 with a transfer of 234,060 stocks and Sygnus Real Estate Finance fell $2.23 to $16.02 with the swapping of 2,124 shares.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7.25% advanced 50 cents in closing at $3.58 with 300 stock units crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading picks up on the JSE USD market

Trading on Wednesday, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market with the volume of shares changing hands rising 227 percent, with 1071 percent higher value than on Tuesday, resulting in a three way split in stocks rising, falling and those closing unchanged.
Nine securities traded compared to six on Tuesday, with stocks rising, declining and ending unchanged sharing three each. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index rose 0.62 points to end at 198.91.
PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5.
The market’s PE ratios are computed using ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with the financial year up to August 2022.
Overall, 397,370 shares traded for US$47,370 compared to 121,697 units at US$4,044 on Tuesday. Trading averages 44,152 units at US$5,263, compared to 20,283 shares at US$674 on the previous day and the month to date averages 81,287 shares at US$7,659 versus 84,663 units at US$7,876 on Tuesday. December ended with an average of 439,975 units for US$68,382.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share ended at 6.89 US cents with 38 shares crossing the exchange, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy fell 4.2 cents to end at US$1.20 in an exchange of 20 stocks, Proven Investments popped 0.45 of one cent to close at 21 US cents in switching ownership of 186,658 units. Sterling Investments ended at 2.1 US cents in exchanging 232 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share climbed 0.4 of a cent in ending at 12.7 US cents after 6,350 stock units crossed the market, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share shed 0.3 of a cent to 13.5 US cents after exchanging 1,463 stocks and Transjamaican Highway advanced 0.02 of a cent after ending at 0.85 of one US cent in trading 200,000 units.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share remained at US$1.999 after trading 9 shares and JMMB Group 5.75% dropped 12 cents to close at US$2.02 with an exchange of 2,600 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading falls on TTSE

Market activity resulted in more stocks rising than falling at the close of trading on Wednesday after an exchange of 81 percent fewer shares, with a 73 percent lower value than on Tuesday, at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
A total of 18 securities traded compared to 19 on Tuesday, with four  rising, five declining and nine remaining unchanged. The Composite Index lost 2.35 points to 1,529.81, the All T&T Index lost 13.09 points to close at 2,138.73 and the Cross-Listed Index gained 1.28 points to settle at 123.09.
A total of 148,186 shares traded for $2,718,598 compared to 796,016 shares at $9,919,652 on Tuesday. An average of 8,233 units traded at $151,033 compared to 41,896 shares at $522,087 on the previous day, with trading month to date averaging 42,372 units at $349,596 versus 44,341 units at $361,051. The average trade for December amounts to 21,703 units at $306,768.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s lost 26 cents to close at $45.74 in trading 45 shares, Angostura Holdings ended at $19.99, with 742 stock units changing hands, Calypso Macro Investment Fund rallied $2.34 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $19 while exchanging 6 units. Clico Investment Fund dropped $1 to end at $28.50, with 63,138 stocks crossing the market, First Citizens Group declined $1 in closing at $64.50 after 481 stocks changed hands, GraceKennedy finished at $6.20 trading 4,190 stock units. Guardian Holdings fell 20 cents in closing at $30 with an exchange of 562 units, Guardian Media remained at $3.10, with 2,000 shares crossing the exchange, JMMB Group popped 27 cents to $2.51 after exchanging 12,441 stock units. L.J. Williams B share finished at $1.80 in an exchange of 2,123 stocks, Massy Holdings ended unchanged at $106 in swapping 4,163 units, National Enterprises remained at $3.25 trading 3,000 shares. NCB Financial Group increased 2 cents to end at $8.03, with 3,607 shares clearing the market, One Caribbean Media ended unchanged at $4.20 in switching ownership of 50,000 stock units, Prestige Holdings held at $7.05 with the swapping of 688 stocks. Republic Financial Holdings shed $1.70 in ending at $141.30 after exchanging 130 units, Scotiabank climbed $1.99 to $74, with 820 stocks crossing the market and West Indian Tobacco finished at $27.99 with an exchange of 50 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading jumps on JSE Main Market

Market activity surged on Tuesday leading to the volume of shares trading, 319 percent higher than on Monday as funds passing through the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market climbed 262 percent and led to rising stocks exceeding those declining.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 401.94 points to 439,684.36, the JSE Main Index advanced 1,224.58 points to 398,238.41 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.14 points to settle at 98.59.
Trading ended with 55 securities compared to 54 on Monday, with 22 rising, 17 declining and 16 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.3. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Markets closing quotes uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with the financial year ending up to August 2022.
Overall, 30,430,391 shares were exchanged for $253,596,547 versus 7,262,470 units at $70,112,586 on Monday. Stanley Motta led trading with 33.2 percent of total volume after exchanging 10.10 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm, 20.8 percent, with 6.32 million units, Community & Workers Credit Union, controlled 10.8 percent, with 3.29 million units, Transjamaican Highway contributed 9.5 percent in trading 2.9 million units, Sagicor Select Financial Fund held 6.4 percent, with 1.93 million units and QWI Investments accounted for 4.5 percent with a transfer of 1.37 million units.
Trading averages 553,280 units at $4,610,846, on Tuesday, compared to 134,490 shares at $1,298,381 on Monday and month to date, an average of 194,064 units at $1,751,240, versus 170,766 units at $1,565,770 on the previous day. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments shed $1.01 in closing at $93.40 in trading 12,221 shares, Berger Paints gained 47 cents to close at $12.99 with an exchange of 17,798 stock units, Caribbean Producers popped 45 cents to end at $16.95 with 258,740 units clearing the market. Eppley declined $1.50 to $35 after exchanging 2,768 stocks, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined $4.20 after ending at $37.80 with 364 stock units crossing the market,  GraceKennedy advanced $4.20 to close at $102 in an exchange of 1,212,428 shares. Guardian Holdings climbed $18 to $548 with the swapping of 7,203 units, Jamaica Broilers fell 85 cents to $27 in switching ownership of 79,848 shares, Jamaica Producers rose $1 after ending at $23 with 6,401 stocks clearing the market. Jamaica Stock Exchange rallied 75 cents in closing at $17.50 with 2,515 stock units changing hands, JMMB Group gained 35 cents after ending at $39.10 in trading 117,087 shares, Kingston Wharves popped $2.29 to $41.60 with the swapping of 157,619 units. Margaritaville advanced $3 to $25 with a transfer of 100 stocks, NCB Financial rallied $4 to close at $132 in switching ownership of 88,589 stock units, Palace Amusement lost 55 cents to end at $945 after crossing the exchange with 15 shares. PanJam Investment fell $1.70 to close at $63 in transferring 229,652 stock units, Sagicor Group shed $1.60 in ending at $52.40 after exchanging 16,237 shares, Scotia Group fell $1.10 to $34.50 with the swapping of 90,700 units. Seprod lost $1 to end at $61 with 17,617 stocks changing hands and Stanley Motta lost 34 cents in closing at $5.50 after trading 10,097,550 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Falling prices dominate JSE USD market

Trading on Tuesday ended with the volume of shares changing hands declining 85 percent with a 96 percent fall in value than on Monday, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in more stocks declining than rising.
Trading ended with six securities changing hands, similar to Monday, with the price of one rising, four falling and one ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 2.33 points to end at 198.06. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with the financial year up to August 2022.
Overall, 121,697 shares traded, for US$4,044 in contrast to 805,542 units at US$92,182 on Monday. Trading averaged 20,283 units at US$674, down from 134,257 shares at US$15,364 previously and month to date averages 84,663 shares at US$7,876 versus 88,816 units at US$8,341 on Monday. December ended with an average of 439,975 units for US$68,382.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a bid higher than their last selling prices and four stocks with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share fell 0.04 of a cent in closing at 6.89 US cents after exchanging 200 shares, Proven Investments shed 1.45 cents to end at 20.55 US cents, with 13,320 units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share lost 0.69 of a cent to close at 12.3 US cents in trading just one stock unit and Transjamaican Highway declined 0.06 of a cent to end at 0.83 of one US cent trading 107,900 stocks.
In the preference segmentEppley 6% remained at 98 US cents in an exchange of 26 units and JMMB Group 6% gained 10 cents after ending at US$1.15 trading 250 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading climbs but T&T market falters

Market activity picked on Tuesday and resulted in 54 percent more shares trading, with 148 percent higher value than on Monday, on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, but trading ended with the market indices slipping at the close. 
The number of securities traded remained at 19 similar to trading on Monday and ended with four rising, five slipping and 10 unchanged.
The Composite Index fell 7.93 points to 1,532.16, the All T&T Index shed 4.14 points to close at 2,151.82 and the Cross-Listed Index shed 1.68 points to settle at 121.81.
Overall, 796,016 shares traded for $9,919,652 versus 516,896 units at $4,004,944 on Monday. An average of 41,896 units traded at $522,087 compared to 27,205 shares at $210,787 on the previous day, with trading month to date averaging 44,341 units at $361,051 versus 44,500 units at $350,629. The average trade for December amounts to 21,703 units at $306,768.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Angostura Holdings remained at $19.99 with 270 shares changing hands, Clico Investment Fund increased 99 cents to close at $29.50 with an exchange of 29,992 stock units, First Citizens Group lost 50 cents in ending at $65.50 after trading 652 units. FirstCaribbean International Bank finished at $6.14 in an exchange of 1,971 stocks, GraceKennedy ended unchanged at $6.20 after 11,125 shares changed hands, Guardian Holdings rose 18 cents to $30.20 with 1,711 stocks passing through the market. JMMB Group declined 31 cents to end at $2.24 in trading 202,436 stock units, L.J Williams B share fell 4 cents to close at $1.80 while exchanging 823 units, Massy Holdings ended at $106, with 43,163 units crossing the exchange. National Enterprises remained at $3.25 with the swapping of 120,000 shares, National Flour Mills finished at $1.92 in exchanging 1,372 stock units, NCB Financial Group remained at $8.01 after trading 321,694 stocks. One Caribbean Media advanced 10 cents to end at $4.20 in an exchange of 50,000 units, Republic Financial Holdings ended at $143, with 3,081 shares crossing the market, Scotiabank shed $2.97 to close at $72.01 trading 563 stock units. Trinidad & Tobago NGL finished at $20 as investors exchanged 1,083 stocks, Trinidad Cement rallied 4 cents to $3.80, with 316 stock units clearing the market, Unilever Caribbean dropped 25 cents to $15.75 while exchanging 1,306 stocks and West Indian Tobacco ended unchanged at $27.99, with 4,458 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading drops on the JSE Main Market

Market activity ended on Monday with the volume of shares trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ending 53 percent less and the value 82 percent lower than on Friday, leading to mild gains in the market indices.
The All Jamaican Composite Index popped 24.71 points to close at 439,282.42, the JSE Main Index advanced 872.48 points to 397,013.83 and the JSE Financial Index rallied 0.83 points to close at 98.45.
Trading ended with 54 securities compared to 53 on Friday, with 16 rising, 21 declining and 17 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.4. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2022.
Overall, 7,262,470 shares were exchanged for $70,112,586 versus 15,537,794 units at $392,213,675 on Friday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 22.8 percent of total volume in transferring 1.66 million shares followed by QWI Investments, 14.3 percent with 1.04 million units and Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 9.7 percent after trading 704,301 units.
Trading averages 134,490 units at $1,298,381, compared to 293,166 shares at $7,400,258 on Friday and month to date, an average of 170,766 units at $1,565,770, compared to 173,233 units at $1,583,955 on the prior trading day. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments gained 56 cents to end at $94.41 with 7,429 shares clearing the market, Berger Paints lost 48 cents in closing at $12.52 in exchanging 500 units, Caribbean Cement shed 80 cents to end at $69.50 with a transfer of 13,739 stock units. Eppley rose 75 cents to $36.50 trading 433 stocks, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rallied 42 cents to $42 after 1,306 shares crossed the market, First Rock Capital advanced 66 cents to $10.91 with the swapping of 5,750 stocks. Guardian Holdings popped $9 to $530 after an exchange of 1,207 units, Jamaica Producers shed $1 to end at $22 in switching ownership of 2,917 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell $1.05 to finish at $16.75 after trading 13,768 units. JMMB Group shed 75 cents in closing at $38.75 with 21,460 stocks changing hands, Kingston Wharves declined $2.69 to $39.31 with the swapping of 5,000 shares, Margaritaville advanced $1.80 to $22 in trading 99 units. Mayberry Investments gained 30 cents to close at $7.90 with a transfer of 3,396 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined $3 to end at $97 in an exchange of 335 stock units, Palace Amusement dropped $4.45 in closing at $945.55 with 62 shares clearing the market. PanJam Investment fell $1.30 to close at $64.70 after 501,222 units crossed the market, Salada Foods lost 33 cents to settle at $6.60 in switching ownership of 20,250 stock units, Scotia Group rose 60 cents to end at $35.60 in an exchange of 18,244 units and Supreme Ventures shed 60 cents to end at $17.20 in trading 59,053 stocks.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7.25% gained 30 cents in closing at $3.08 with an exchange of 7,070 shares.

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