JSE Main Market slips again

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Friday with the market declining for a third consecutive trading day after more stocks rose than fell after the market activity, resulted in a 61 percent increase in shares changing hands than on Wednesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined 714.74 points to close at 404,150.40, the Main Index shed 703.29 points to settle at 368,853.34 and JSE Financial Index fell 0.43 points to end at 95.34.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands with the prices of 21  stocks rising, the prices of 16 declining and seven remaining unchanged and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.4 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 12,279,679 shares for $35,735,006  compared to 7,635,914 units at $44,926,751  on Wednesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 6.28 million shares for 51 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 2.11 million units for 17.2 percent of the day’s trade. Newly listed Community & Workers Credit Union Preference share traded with 1.32 million units for 10.7 percent market share and Ciboney Group was the only other stock to exceed a million shares to end with 1.07 million units changing hands.
The average trade for the day was 279,084 units at $812,159 for each security, in comparison to 173,544 shares at $1,021,063 on Wednesday. An average of 394,720 units traded for the month to date at $1,810,039 for each security that traded, in contrast to 432,976 units at $2,140,165. Trading month to date compares well to July that ended with an average of 392,128 shares for $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments gained $3.85 to end at $57.85, with an exchange of 935 units, Caribbean Cement fell $3.90 to $42 with investors switching ownership of 12,887 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund shed $3.82 in ending at $46.18, with 52,321 stocks crossing the exchange. First Rock Capital fell 79 cents after closing at $14.01 and clearing the market with 21,629 stock units, Jamaica Producers Group lost $1 to close at $22.75 after exchanging 6,400 stocks. Jamaica Stock Exchange gained $1 to close at $23 trading 1,000 stock units, Key Insurance dropped 45 cents to end at $8.50, with 33,481 shares crossing the market, Kingston Wharves gained $1 to end at $51, with 3,270 stocks changing hands. Mayberry Investments climbed 90 cents to close at $5.90 with an exchange of 300 shares,  Mayberry Jamaican Equities advanced by 44 cents to end at $9.19 with investors switching ownership of 10,750 units, Palace Amusement rose $11 to close at $1561, with nine units clearing the market. PanJam Investment shed $1 to close at $68 trading 6,594 stocks, Proven Investments carved out a gain of $1.05 to finish at $34.95 with investors switching ownership of 4,371 stock units, Sagicor Group dropped 50 cents to close at $42 with investors exchanging 33,395 stocks. Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained $1.02 to end at $8.88 while exchanging 110 stock units, Seprod gained 96 cents to settle at $56.96, with 36,600 shares crossing the exchange and Wisynco Group advanced 50 cents to $17.60 with investors wapping 85,689 stock units.
In the preference segment of the main market, Eppley 8.25% advanced $1.04 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $7.94, with 100 stock units changing hands.

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

 

Second day of losses for JSE majors

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Wednesday with the market declining for a second day after more stocks fell than rose and investors exchanged 82 percent fewer shares than and 30 percent of the value of Tuesday’s amounts.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,905.64 points to close at 404,865.14, the Main Index shed 2,630.02 points to settle at 369,556.63 and the JSE Financial Index 1.24 points to close at 95.77.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands, the same as Tuesday, with the prices of 18 stocks rising, the prices of 20 declining and six remaining unchanged and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.4 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 7,635,914 shares for $44,926,751 compared to 41,738,542 units at $151,520,182 on Tuesday.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund and Wigton Windfarm led trading with 1.70 million shares and 22 percent of total volume each, followed by QWI Investments with 1.40 million units for 18.4 percent market share. Transjamaican Highway was the only other stock to exceed a million shares and ended with 1.01 million units changing hands.
An average of 173,544 units traded for the day at $1,021,063 for each security, in comparison to an average of 948,603 shares at $3,443,641 on Tuesday. An average of 432,976 units traded for the month to date at $2,232,352 for each security that traded, in contrast to 561,234 units at $2,693,430. Trading month to date compares well to July that ended with an average of 392,128 shares for $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments shed $3.80 in ending at $54 while exchanging 13,432 shares, Caribbean Cement gained $2 to settle at $45.90, with 7,733 stocks passing through the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose $1.05 and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $50, with investors switching ownership of 1,090 units. First Rock Capital carved out a gain of 81 cents to settle at $14.80 after finishing with 123,805 stock units changing hands, Jamaica Producers Group increased $1.75 to settle at $23.75, with 12,456 units passing through the market. Jamaica Stock Exchange carved out a loss $1 in ending at $22, with 6,985 shares passing through the market, Key Insurance rose 35 cents in ending at $8.95 with investors switching ownership of 92,094 shares, Kingston Wharves carved out a loss $3.50, with $50 569 units passing through the market. Mayberry Investments lost 99 cents to close at $5 trading 104,727 stocks, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 55 cents to end at $8.75 in trading 51,450 units, Palace Amusement dropped by $232.50 to end at $1,550 while exchanging 172 shares. PanJam Investment gained $3 to sit at $69, with 2,258 shares crossing the exchange, Sagicor Group carved out a loss $1.45 to close at $42.50, after 111,287 units changed hands, Scotia Group fell $3.95 to $44.05 in an exchange of 25,815 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments declined by 50 cents to settle at $16 while exchanging 9,658 stock units.
Community & Workers Credit Union preference share jumped 59 cents to close at a record closing high of an incredible $3.10 after exchanging 123,000 stock units and closed with a dividend yield of just two percent.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Most of Monday’s JSE MM gains ceded

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Tuesday with declining stocks having the upper hand after investors traded five times Monday’s volume and 172 percent the value.  
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 4,525.87 points to settle at 407,770.78, the Main Index dived 4,032.21 points to settle at 372,186.65 and the JSE Financial Index carved out a loss of 1.35 points to end at 97.01.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands with the prices of 17 stocks rising, 21 declining and six remaining unchanged, with the average PE Ratio of the market ending at 15.5 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 41,738,542 shares for $151,520,182 compared to 8,211,306 units at $88,195,049 on Monday.
138 Student Living Preference shares led trading with 12 million units for 28.8 percent of total volume, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 11.06 million stock units for 26.5 percent of the day’s trade. Wigton Windfarm was next with 9.46 million units, for 22.7 percent market share, QWI Investments closed, with 3.1 million units for 7 percent of the day’s volume and Pulse Investments was the next, with 2.3 million units for 6 percent of the market activity.
Market activity ended, with an average of 948,603 units trading for the day at $3,443,641 for each security, in comparison to an average of 182,473 shares at $1,959,890 for Monday. An average of 561,234 units traded for the month to date at $2,693,430 for each security. Trading for the month to date compares well to July that ended with an average of 392,128 shares for $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments gained $1.40 to settle at $57.80 after exchanging 3,433 shares, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose $1.95 to close at $48.95 with 6,960 units traded, Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped 60 cents to finish at $23 with 2,744 shares changing hands. JMMB Group carved out a loss of 60 cents to end at $31 with investors transferring 132,605 units, Key Insurance fell 39 cents to settle at $8.60, after an exchange of 41,219 stock units, Kingston Wharves advanced $2.80 to finish at $53.50, with investors switching ownership of 1,824 shares. NCB Financial Group lost $1.51 to close at $138.47 with 45,636 units changing hands, Proven Investments fell 50 cents to settle at $33.80 in an exchange of 4,424 stock unit. Sagicor Real Estate Fund dropped $1.03 to end at $7.86 trading 455 stocks. Salada Foods shed $2 to close at $27 in an exchange of 265 stock units, Scotia Group lost $3.70 to settle at $48 with 41,184 shares traded, Supreme Ventures lost 39 cents to finish at $15.10 with 130,605 shares changing hands. Sygnus Credit Investments fell 30 cents to end at $16.50, with an exchange of 11,550 stock units, Victoria Mutual Investments gained 53 cents to finish at $7.03, with investors transferring 257,519 units and Wisynco Group carved out a loss 57 cents to close at $17.05 with 64,103 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Community & Workers Co-operative Credit Union preference share advanced by 49 cents to end at an all-time high of $2.51 with 210,189 shares traded and 138 Student Living gained 76 cents to settle at $5.96, with 12,002,207 units passing through the market.

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

Bullish trading in Jamaican stocks

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Monday with the market rising in a bullish session at the start of August after more stocks rose than fell after investors exchanged 39 percent fewer shares with 70 percent higher value than they did on Friday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 6,403.61 points to settle at 412,297.65. The Main Index gained 5,796.89 points to end at 376,218.86 and the JSE Financial Index advanced by 2.39 points to settle at 98.36. The price of Scotia Group jumped sharply, by $5.21 and was a major contributor to the significant rise in the market indices.
Trading ended with 45 securities changing hands with the prices of 23 stocks rising, the prices of 15 declining and seven remaining unchanged and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.5 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 8,211,306 shares for $88,195,049 compared to 13,543,115 units at $51,906,344 on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 2.52 million shares for 30.7 percent of total volume, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 1.37 million units for 16.7 percent of the day’s trade and Supreme Ventures with 1.13 million units for 13.8 percent market share.
An average of 182,473 units traded on Monday at $1,959,890, in comparison to an average of 338,578 shares at $1,297,659 on Friday. Trading compares adversely to, July that ended with an average of 392,128 shares at $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments rose $2.40 and closed at $56.40 after exchanging 644 stock units, Caribbean Cement dropped $4.25 in ending at $43.75 after trading 7,168 stocks, Eppley advanced $2.54 in closing at $17.44, with 1,141 units changing hands. First Rock Capital climbed 74 cents $13.75 with investors switching ownership of 19,689 shares, Jamaica Broilers Group rose $1.99 to settle at $27.49, in exchanging 40,355 units, Jamaica Producers fell $1.70 to close at $22, with investors trading 4,312 stock units. Key Insurance gained 84 cents to finish at $8.99, with investors exchanging of 44,663 units, Kingston Properties gained 92 cents to end at $7.03, trading 400 shares, Kingston Wharves declined by 30 cents in ending at $50.70 after exchanging 90 stock units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities increased 60 cents to close at $9.35, with 14,901 shares changing hands, NCB Financial Group carved out an increase of $1.48 to close at $139.98 and finishing with 9,557 units crossing the exchange. Palace Amusement jumped $232.50 to close at $1,782.50 in an exchange of just four units, Proven Investments declined by 45 cents in ending at $34.30 in an exchange of 832 units, Sagicor Group rose $1.01 to settle at $44, with 3,938 stock units trading. Salada Foods rose $1 to settle at $29 with investors swapping just one stock, Scotia Group climbed sharply by $5.21 to close at $51.70 with investors trading 518,331 shares, Stanley Motta rose by 43 cents to close at $5.13 in trading 10,010 stock units. Supreme Ventures gained 49 cents in ending at $15.49 after 1,129,584 shares crossed the exchange, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 93 cents to end at $16.80 trading 1,500 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments carved out a loss 53 cents to close at $6.50 while exchanging 126,311 stock units.

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

JSE Main Market jumps to close July

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Friday, with the market closing higher after the number of stocks gaining, more than tripled those declining, as investors exchanged 15 percent more stock units than on Thursday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index carved out a gain of 4,915.75 points to settle at 405,893.04; the Main Index gained 4,474.49 points to end at 370,421.97, the JSE Financial Index advanced by 1.37 points to settle at 95.97.
Trading ended with 40 securities changing hands with the prices of 24 stocks rising, the prices of nine declining and seven remaining unchanged and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.2 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 13,543,115 shares for $51,906,344 compared to 11,753,324 units at $69,988,700 on Thursday.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 10.67 million shares for 79 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 876,134 units for 6.5 percent of the day’s trade and QWI Investments with 509,652 units for 3.8 percent market share.
An average of 338,578 units traded for the day at $1,297,659 for each security, in comparison to an average of 293,833 shares at $1,749,718 on Thursday. An average of 374,929 units traded for the month to date at $2,445,605 for each security that traded, in contrast to 376,532 units at $2,496,231. Trading month to date compares adversely to June that ended with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 13 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement advanced $2.07 to settle at $48 while exchanging 105,977 stock units, but the stock ended with the offer of 1,986 shares at $45.90. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund gained 70 cents in closing at $47, with investors switching ownership of 28,926 stocks. Jamaica Broilers Group climbed $2.50 to end at $25.50 with investors swapping 264,548 shares, Jamaica Producers Group added $1.20 to close at $23.70 with the trading of 6,933 stocks, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose by $1.49 to $23.49, with 43,796 stock units crossing the exchange. JMMB Group climbed 80 cents in ending at $31.80, with an exchange of 197,295 stocks, Kingston Wharves fell $2, to $51, with an exchange of 60 stock units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities rallied 70 cents to end at $8.75 in a transfer of 25,566 shares. NCB Financial increased $2.50 to close at $138.50, with 12,621 stocks crossing the market, 138 Student Living carved out a loss 84 cents to settle at $6.04 with an exchange of 3,397 shares. PanJam Investment dropped 94 cents to end at $66.06, in finishing trading of 553 stock units, Sagicor Group rose 99 cents to end at $42.99 in exchanging 9,421 shares, Scotia Group increased $3.49 to $46.49 trading 55,656 units, Supreme Ventures gained 50 cents in ending at $15, with investors switching ownership of 24,033 units and Sygnus Credit Investments declined by 50 cents to close at $15.87 in an exchange of 13,780 shares.
In the preference shares segment of the market, Productive Business Solutions 9.75% advanced by $3 to close at $107, with 10,899 shares passing through the market.

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

JSE Main Market rises

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market recovered some of Tuesday’s losses but the gains were not nearly enough to wipe out Tuesday fall as 42 securities changed hands with the prices of 24 stocks rising, 15 declining and three remaining unchanged.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index gained 1,220.61 points to settle at 403,259.52. The JSE Main Index rose 1,024.69 points to settle at 367,932.73 and The JSE Financial Index gained 0.21 points to end at 95.24.
Trading ended with and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 14.9 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 20,416,869 shares for $130,092,416 compared to 11,625,612 units at $49,526,202 from the trading of 41 securities on Tuesday.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 11.76 million shares for 57.6 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 5.17 million units for 25.3 percent of the day’s trade and PanJan Investment with 396,216 units for two percent market share.
An average of 486,116 units traded on Wednesday at $3,097,438 for each security in comparison to an average of 283,539 at $1,207,164 on Tuesday. An average of 380,348 units traded for the month to date at $2,530,672 for each security that traded, in contrast to 374,963 units at $2,501,819. In contrast, June ended with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308.
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 three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments lost $4.51 to end at $53.43 with an exchange of 4,361 units, Caribbean Cement rose $1.73 to close at $45.73 with an exchange of 5,370 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $6.10, to $40 with investors switching ownership of 6,134 shares. First Rock Capital dipped by 45 cents to settle at $13 while exchanging 14,345 shares. Jamaica Broilers Group gained $1, in ending at $25, with 5,422 shares passing through the market, Jamaica Producers Group rose 80 cents to $23.30 while exchanging 46,734 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange increased 50 cents to settle at $22, with 56,148 stock units changing hands. JMMB Group carved out a gain of 40 cents in ending at $31.80 after 18,979 stock units passed through the market. Key Insurance climbed 75 cents to close at $7.75 in trading 104,137 units, Kingston Wharves increased by $3.99 to settle at $53 with investors switching ownership of 100 shares. NCB Financial Group declined by $1 to end at $137 in clearing the market with 274,124 stock units, Palace Amusement advanced by $6.50 to end at $1,789 in an exchange of one share, PanJam Investment increased $3.99 to settle at $68.98, after 396,216 stock units changed hands. Proven Investments rose $1.49 to end at $34 after exchanging 16 shares, Sagicor Group gained 97 cents to settle at $42.97 in trading 330,558 shares, Scotia Group advanced $2.50 to $45.50 in trading 321,309 units and Sterling Investments climbed 50 cents and ended at $3.25 in an exchange of 1,598 units.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.25% advanced by 89 cents to settle at $6.81 with investors swapping 450 shares and 138 Student Living Preference share, fell 40 cents to close at $5.20 in trading just five units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Prices tumble on JSE Main Market

Declining stocks dominated trading on the JSE Main Market on Tuesday, sending the major indices sharply lower at the close, with 24 stocks declining and only eight stocks rising and closing with nine unchanged.Trading ended with 41 securities changing hands, two less than on Monday and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
At the close of the market, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 4202.97 points to settle at 402,038.91, JSE Market Index dropped by 3,833.69 points to settle at 366,908.04 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.88 points to end at 95.03.
The market closed with an exchange of 11,625,612 shares for  $49,526,202 compared to 14,627,962 units at $56,812,175 on Monday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 4.2 million shares for 36 percent of total volume, followed by TransJamaican Highway with 2.6 million units for 22.4 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 2.27 million units for 19.6 percent market share.
An average of 283,552 units traded on Tuesday at $1,207,956 for each security in comparison to an average of 340,185 at $1,321,213 on Monday. An average of 374,764 units traded for the month to date at $2,500,318 for each security that traded, in contrast to 379,528 units at $2,567,817. In comparison,  June ended with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308.
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 none with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments rose 94 cents to finish at $57.94 with 1,898 stock units traded, Caribbean Cement declined by $1.72 to $44, exchanging 58,372 units, Eppley shed $2.10 to settle at $14.90 with 100 shares changing hands. First Rock Capital climbed 45 cents to close at $13.45 after trading 18,200 stock units, Jamaica Broilers Group declined by $1 to settle at $24 with investors transferring 82,916 units, Jamaica Producers Group dropped 90 cents and ending at $22.50 with 10,922 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange carved out a loss of 45 cents to settle at $21.50 with an exchange of 64,430 stock units changing hands,  JMMB Group gained 40 cents to end at $31.40 with 60,637 shares traded,  Key Insurance advanced $1 to close at $7, with investors transferring 43,499 units. Kingston Wharves shed $2.49 to finish at $49.01 with 2,285 shares changing hands,  Mayberry Investments fell 75 cents to settle at $5.75, with an exchange of just 100 stock units,  Mayberry Jamaican Equities dropped $1.19 to finish at $8.75 in a transfer of 49,886 units.  NCB Financial declined by $1.94 to close at $138 trading 43,164 shares,  PanJam Investment fell $1.06 to end at $64.99 with an exchange of 12,874 stock units, Proven dropped 99 cents, to finish at $32.51, with 3,100 stock units changing hands.  Sagicor Group lost $1.74 to end at $42 while exchanging 13,987 units,  Scotia Group declined $1.20 to finish at $43 with investors swapping 40,961 units,  Sterling Investments fell 45 cents in ending at $2.75 with 23,215 stock units passing through the market and  Supreme Ventures dipped 60 cents to close at $14.50 with 290,089 shares crossing the exchange.

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

JSE Main Market inches higher

Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market, down slightly from 45 on Friday, with trading levels remaining extremely low, with an exchange of 14,627,962 shares for $56,812,175 compared to 7,203,254 units at $47,857,862 on Friday.
At the close, the prices of 16 stocks rising, the 17 stocks declining and ten remaining unchanged, with the average PE Ratio of the market, ending at 15.3 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings. In the end, the All Jamaican Composite Index just carved out a gain of 234.59 points to 406,241.88, the Main Index squeezed out a rise of 434.91 points to at 370,741.73, while the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.20 points to 95.91.
The market closed, with Transjamaican Highway leading trading with 9.83 million shares for 67 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 2.45 million units for 16.8 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 565,157 units for 4 percent market share.
An average of 340,185 units traded on Monday at $1,321,213 for each security, in comparison to an average of 160,072 at $1,063,508 on Friday. An average of 379,528 units traded for the month to date at $2,567,817 for each security that traded, in contrast to 381,808 units at $2,640,059. In contrast, June ended with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments climbed $4 to end at $57 after exchanging 1,588 shares, Berger Paints fell $1 to $12 in trading 17,604 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund jumped $7 in closing at $46.10 and exchanged 867 shares. First Rock Capital dropped by 40 cents in closing at $13 with 6,716 shares crossing the market, Jamaica Broilers Group lost 50 cents to close at $25, with 4,316 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers Group gained 73 cents to end at $23.40 with investors switching ownership of 250 stock units. Jamaica Stock Exchange advanced by 45 cents to $21.95, with 11,122 stock units crossing the market, JMMB Group declined by 50 cents to end at $31 after exchanging 74,555 stock units, Key Insurance climbed $1 in closing at $6 and clearing the market with 49,631 shares. Mayberry Investments increased $1.20 t $6.50 with investors switching ownership of 10,421 shares, Palace Amusement jumped $232.50 to close at $1782.50 with investors trading just stock unit, PanJam Investment fell 96 cents after closing at $66.05 and exchanging 3,087 shares. Portland JSX declined by $1.10 to close at $7.25 trading 80,000 units, Proven Investments  gained 50 cents to end at $33.50 with 18,517 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund carved out a gain of $1.17 in ending at $8.92 with an exchange of 1,217 units. Scotia Group lost 30 cents closing at $44.20 with investors swapping 155,653 stock units and Seprod gained $1 to close at $57, with 24,527 shares changing hands.

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

JSE Main Market suffers weekly loss

The slide continued on the Jamaica Stock Exchange for a fourth consecutive day on Friday and in the process wiping 6,905 points off the All Jamaica Composite Index since the close on Monday and down 5,574 points for the week as trading levels remained modest.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 727.14 points to 406,007.29, the Main Index carved out a loss 658.24 points to 370,306.82, the JSE Financial Index fell 0.37 points to 96.11.
Trading ended with 45 securities changing hands, up from just 38 on Thursday and the market closed on Friday, with the prices of 13 stocks rising, the prices of 18 declining and 14 remaining unchanged and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 14.9 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 7,203,254 shares for $47,857,862 compared to 4,909,660 units at $39,906,681 on Thursday.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 2.92 million shares for 40.6 percent of total volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 1.37 million units for 19 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 660,723 units for 9.2 percent market share.
An average of 160,072 units traded for the day at $1,063,508 for each security in comparison to an average of 129,202 at $1,050,176 on Thursday. An average of 381,808 units traded for the month to date at $2,640,059 for each security that traded, in contrast to 396,128 units at $2,741,845. In contrast, June ended with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments fell $2 to close at $53, with 2,904 shares crossing the exchange, Caribbean Cement climbed 50 cents in closing at $46, with 22,713 stock units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers Group lost $1 to settle at $25.50 after 73,432 shares cleared the market, Mayberry Investments fell 70 cents to settle at $5.30 in trading 7,578 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities increased 35 cents to close at $9.70 after exchanging 6,763 stock units. Palace Amusement dived $175 to $1,550 after exchanging one stock unit, PanJam Investment shed $2.99 in closing at $67.01 with investors swapping 1,112 shares, Proven Investments dropped $1 to settle at $33 in an exchange of 7,955 stock units. Sagicor Group carved out a gain of 75 cents to close at $43.75, with 3,908 units crossing the exchange, Salada Foods climbed 40 cents to settle at $28 trading 660 units, Scotia Group fell $1.75 to $44.50 and finishing trading with 32,231 shares. Seprod jumped $4 in ending at $56 with 137,391 units passing through the market after the company reported a strong increase in half-year profit. Sterling Investments climbed by 60 cents to settle at $3.15 after 100,977 shares crossed the market and Supreme Ventures lost 69 cents in closing at $14.86 with an exchange of 151,113 units.
In the Preference share segment, 138 Student Living climbed 40 cents and ended at $5.60 after clearing the market with 333 shares.

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

JSE Main Market drops again

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange gave back more of the gains enjoyed last week as investors cut, the All Jamaican Composite Index down by 2,574.66 points to 406,734.43 and slashed 2,330.72 points off the Main Index to close at 370,965.06.
The JSE Financial Index declined 0.87 points to end at 96.48 and reflects stability in this sector as trading ended with 38 securities changing hands with the prices of 13 stocks rising, the prices of 13 declining and 12 remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio of the Main market ended at 14.9 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,909,660 shares for $39,906,681 compared to 5,825,935 units at $58,494,661 on Wednesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 1.52 million shares for 30.9 percent of total volume, followed by Carreras with 810,362 units for 16.5 percent of the day’s trade and Mayberry Investments with 707,749 units for 14.4 percent market share.
An average of 129,202 units traded for the day at $1,050,176, in comparison to an average of 153,314 at $1,539,333 on Wednesday. An average of 396,123 units traded for the month to date at $2,741,845 for each security that traded, in contrast to 411,515 units at $2,83,3929. In contrast, June ended with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308units.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments carved out a loss $1 to end at $55 in trading 1,018 shares, Caribbean Cement gained 50 cents to settle at $45.50 to finish with 13,650 stock units changing hands, Eppley dropped 39 cents to close at $17 trading 50,142 units. Jamaica Broilers Group fell $1 to settle at $26.50 in exchanging 2,082 shares, Kingston Wharves gained $1.50 to settle at $51.50 with 1,290 stock units passing through the market, Proven Investments lost 50 cents to settle at $34, with 990 shares crossing the exchange. Sagicor Group fell $3 to settle at $43 while exchanging 61,960 units and Scotia Group carved out a gain of $1.25 and ending at $46.25, with 3,859 shares crossing the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.