JSE Main market in a struggle

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Wednesday with the market declining after four stocks fell for three rising after an exchange of 78 percent more shares than on Tuesday, with similar values.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 3,653.98 points to 399,521.22. The Main Index fell by 3,312.47 points to 364,705.28, the JSE Financial Index shed 1.02 points to settle at 96.19.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands compared to 42 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 20 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.2 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 8,881,013 shares for $39,150,303  compared to 4,987,272 units at $39,141,028 on Tuesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 32.2 percent of total volume for 2.86 million shares, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 23.1 percent and 2.05 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 17.5 percent and 1.55 million shares.
Trading ended with an average of 201,841 units changing hands at $889,780 for each security compared to an average of 118,745 shares at  $931,929 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 216,639
units at $1,203,718 for each security, in contrast to  218,043  units at $1,233,488. Trading month to date compares adversely to August’s average of 497,441 units at $3,201,918.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments gained $1.50 and closed at $58.50, with an exchange of 16,714 shares, Berger Paints gained 83 cents in ending at $11.85 with investors swapping 6,605 units, Caribbean Cement declined by $4.49 to settle at $43.60,
in trading 2,189 stock units. Eppley rose 85 cents to end at $24.85, in exchanging 100 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed 50 cents to $50, with 530 units crossing the market, Grace Kennedy rose $1.20 in closing at $57 and trading 28,405 shares. Jamaica Broilers settled at $24.90, after gaining 30 cents in the transfer of 3,416 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed 75 cents higher at $18.40, with 4,068 stock units traded, Kingston Properties shed $1.10 to settle at $6.30 with investors swapping 50 units. Kingston Wharves jumped $6.90 to settle at  $49.90 after 350 units crossed the market, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $8 to $155, in an exchange of 321 units, Portland JSX lost 48 cents in closing at $7.02 and trading 2,400 stock units. Proven Investments fell $1.82 to $36.17, with investors swapping 3,366 stock units, Salada Foods declined by $3.74 to $25.01, with an exchange of  6,979 stock units, Scotia Group shed 50 cents to settle at $47.50, in transferring 117,147 shares. Seprod rose to $55.89, after climbing $1.89 and exchanging  22,839 shares, Supreme Ventures gained 65 cents to close at $14, trading 24,670 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments rose  47 cents to $17.97, with 26,303 shares changing hands.

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

JSE majors in late session fall

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Tuesday with the market declining after more stocks fell, with an exchange of 32 percent fewer shares than on Monday with the value plummeting 48 percent.

Ciboney traded at a new 52 weeks’ high of 17 cents.

At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 697.39 points to 403,175.20, after it posted gains for most of the day. The Main Index fell by 631.70 points to 368,017.75, but the JSE Financial Index inched 0.06 points higher to settle at 97.21.
The market closed on Tuesday with the same number of stocks changing hands on Monday, with 42 securities and closed with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 24 declining and five remaining unchanged as Ciboney closed at a 52 weeks’ high at 17 cents. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.3 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 4,987,272 shares trading for $39,141,028 compared to 7,365,263 units at $74,596,143  on Monday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 42.4 percent of total volume, with 2.11 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway with 10.6 percent or 528,278 units and Jamaica Stock Exchange with 8 percent and 398,445 units.
Trading ended with an average of 118,745 units at $931,929 for each security, in comparison to an average of 175,363 shares at  $1,776,099 on Monday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 218,043  units at $1,233,488 for each security, in contrast to 227,925 units at $1,263,501. Trading month to date compares adversely to August’s average of 497,441 units at $3,201,918.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments lost 50 cents in closing at $57,  finishing with 2,363  units changing hands ahead of the closing day for their Additional Public offer. Caribbean Cement fell to $48.09, with a loss of $1.30 after exchanging 1,727  units, Eppley shed 95 cents to settle at $24, with investors switching ownership of 5,589  stock units. Grace Kennedy dropped $1.12 to end at $55.80 after 57,594 shares crossed the market, Jamaica Producers slid 90 cents to $20 trading 15,823 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped $2.34, to $17.65 with an exchange of 398,445 shares. Kingston Wharves tumbled to $43, after losing $4.50 with 22,458 stock units changing hands, NCB Financial closed at $133.02, declining by $1.98 after investors swapped 15,856  stock units, Palace Amusement climbed a further  $110 after surging by $290 on Monday, to close at $1,700 in exchange for 201 units. Portland JSX  shed $1 to close at $7.50 with investors switching ownership of 95,828 shares, Proven Investments climbed $1.49 to $37.99, trading 2,303 units, Scotia Group fell to $48, shedding $2.99 with 79,136 shares crossing the exchange and Seprod declined by $1.50 to settle at $54 trading 11,908 stock units.

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

Gains for JSE main Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Monday with the market rising after fewer stocks fell after investors exchanged 71 percent fewer shares than on Friday but with a value that was 44 percent higher.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 1,234.87 points to 403,872.59, the Main Index rose 1,122.68 points to 368,649.45 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.01 point to close at 97.15.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands compared to 43 on Friday and closed with the prices of 18 stocks rising, 15 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.6 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 7,365,263 shares for $74,596,143 compared to 25,606,369 units at $51,769,010 on Friday.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 32.7 percent of the day’s volume or 2.41 million shares followed by Wisynco Group with 18.9 percent or 1.39 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 9 percent accounting for 666,451 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 175,363 units changing hands at $1,776,099 for each security, in comparison to an average of 595,497 shares at  $1,203,930 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 227,925 units at $1,263,501 for each security, in contrast to 233,735 units at $1,206,85. Trading month to date compares adversely to August with an average of 497,441 units at $3,201,918.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints shed 85 cents, ending at $11 in exchanging  3,698 shares, Caribbean Cement gained 49 cents to close at $49.39 trading 2,230  stock units, Eppley finished at a record closing high of $24.95, with gains of 45 cents after investors swapped 688 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund lost 43 cents to end at $49.56, with 2,900 stock units changing hands, First Rock Capital advanced by $1.50 to settle at $13.50, in transferring 4,160 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose $1.22 to $19.99, after exchanging 150 units. JMMB Group shed 44 cents trading 645,107 shares and closed at $29.06, Key Insurance lost 55 cents to end at $7.95  exchanging 31,426 shares. Kingston Wharves closed at $47.50, with gains of 50 cents and 101 units crossing the exchange, Mayberry Investments gained  47 cents in ending at $5.60 and trading 884 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities settled at $8.49, after picking up 97 cents, with 250 units clearing the market. Palace Amusement surged $290 to end at $1,590, with an exchange of 88 units, after the company announced the opening of a drive-in cinema in New Kingston. Salada Foods jumped $3.75 to $28.75, with investors switching ownership of 6,979 stock units, Scotia Group gained 49 cents to end at $50.99 as investors traded 61,286 shares and Supreme Ventures shed 40 cents to end at  $13.60, in trading 66,059 shares.
In the preference segment of the market, JMMB Group 7.25% finished at $1.20, with a loss of 33 cents transferring 119,522 shares,

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

JSE Main Market at September highs

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Friday, with the market rising after an equal number of stocks advanced and declined after an exchange of 143 percent more shares, with 36 percent more value than on Thursday, while closing the week at the highest point for September.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,015.97 points to 402,637.72, the Main Index gained 909.86 points to 367,526.77 and the JSE Financial Index added 0.84 points to settle at 97.14.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands, similar to Thursday, and closed with the prices of 16 stocks rising, 16 declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.4 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 25,606,369 shares for $51,769,010  compared to 10,530,333 units at $38,041,905 on Thursday. Wigton Windfarm led the market with 86 percent of total volume in the trading of 22.05 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 6.2 percent and 1.58 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 512,447 units for 2 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 95,497 units at   $1,203,930 for each security, in comparison to an average  of 244,891 shares at  $884,695  on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 233,735 units at  $1,206,845 for each security, in contrast to  187,575 units at $1,207,217. Trading month to date compares adversely to August’s average of 497,441 units at $3,201,918.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s  Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints climbed $1.19 to $11.85, in trading just 50 units, Eppley gained 50 cents to close at $24.50, with 1,200 units crossing the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose 99 cents to $49.99 after exchanging 5,350 stock units. First Rock Capital fell $1.05 to settle at $12, with 12,574  shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers Group shed 36 cents to end at $24.60, after 14,625 stock units crossed the market, Kingston Wharves rose $1 to $47, in trading 377 units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 55 cents with an exchange of 10,384 stock units to end at $7.52, Portland JSX advanced $1.48, in ending at $8.50 with investors switching ownership of 400 stock units, Proven Investments finished at $36.35, with gains of 4 cents in trading 7,476 stock units. Salada Foods declined by $2.99 to close at $25 in transferring 10,000 stock units, Scotia Group gained 50 cents in closing at $50.50, with 124,036 shares passing through the market, Seprod rose $2 to $55.50 after the transfer of 24,995 stock units. Supreme Ventures picked up 49 cents to settle at $14, with investors switching ownership of 165,785 shares and Wisynco Group shed 65 cents to end at $16.35, in exchanging 40,884 shares.

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

Gains for JSE majors on Thursday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Thursday with the market rising after stocks gaining edged out declining ones as investors exchanged 91 percent more shares than on  Wednesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,047.56 points to 401,621.75, the Main Index rose 962.30 points to 366,616.91 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.01 points to close at 96.30.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands compared to 40 on Wednesday and closed with the prices of 18 stocks rising17 declining and eight remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.2 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 10,530,333 shares for $38,041,905 compared to 5,515,713  units at $38,353,717 on Wednesday. QWI Investments led trading with 38.4 percent of total volume, with 4.04 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 20.8 percent amounting to 2.19 million units and TransJamaican Highway, with 15 percent for 1.58 million units. Ciboney Group was the only other stock to exceed a million shares, ending with 1.04 million units changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 244,891 units changing hands at $884,695 for each security, in comparison to an average of 137,893 shares at  $958,843 on Wednesday. The average trade for the month to date ended at  187,575  units at $1,207,217 for each security, in contrast to 179,192 units at $1,254,388. Trading month to date compares adversely to August’s average of 497,441 units at $3,201,918.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments rose 46 cents to $57.50, in exchanging of 4,418 units, Berger Paints lost 43 cents to end at $10.66, with 2,432 units crossing the market, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.05 to $49 with investors swapping 22,138  shares. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund shed 99 cents to settle at $49 and trading 7,460  stock units, Jamaica Broilers rose 36 cents to close at $24.96 in trading 19,670 shares, Jamaica Producers advanced $1.85 to $21 and cleared the market with 1,350 units. Key Insurance rose 66 cents to $8.57 trading 17,006 stock units, Kingston Wharves dropped $2.89 in closing at $46, with 10,317 units crossing the market, Mayberry Investments slipped 57 cents to $5.13, after 19,300 stock units passed through the market. Proven Investments advanced $1.85 to $35.95, after an exchange of 592 units, Salada Foods gained 99 cents to close at $27.99, with 75 units crossing the market, Scotia Group rose $1 to end at $50, after trading 32,180 shares. Seprod climbed $1.10 to $53.50, in exchanging 9,312 units, Supreme Ventures lost 46 cents to settle at $13.51 trading 101,403 shares and Wisynco Group gained 50 cents to close at $17, with 87,673 shares changing hands.

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

JSE Main Market dips on more volume

Trading picked up moderately on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on  Wednesday, with the market declining after thirteen percent more shares valued 40 percent more than on Tuesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 1,062.87 points to 400,574.19, the Main Index shed 921.81 points to 365,654.61 and the JSE Financial Index remained unchanged at 96.29.
Trading ended with 40 securities changing hands compared to 43 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 19 stocks rising, 11 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.3 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 5,515,713 shares for $38,353,717 compared to 4,882,753  units at $27,414,421  on Tuesday. Transjamaican Highway accounted for 37.3 percent of stocks trading with 2.06 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 23.7 percent and 1.31 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 625,040 units for 11.3 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 137,893 units changing hands at $958,843, in comparison to an average of 113,552 shares at  $637,545 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 179,192 units at $1,254,388 for each security, in contrast to 185,696  units at $1,300,931. Trading month to date compares adversely to  August’s average of 497,441 units at $3,201,918.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement advanced $4.56 to settle at $47.95, with 512 shares clearing the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose 69 cents to close at $49.99, in exchanging 2,421 stock units, Jamaica Broilers lost 40 cents, to close at $24.60 in trading  9,590 stock units. Jamaica Producers declined by $1.85 to $19.15, with 5,992 units changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 33 cents, in finishing at $18.95 with 17,418 stock units crossing the market, Kingston Wharves closed at $48.89, having gained 89 cents and trading 5,099 stock units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed $8 to close at $163, after exchanging 636 units, Palace Amusement climbed $200 in closing at $1,300 trading 10 units, Proven Investments declined by $1.80 to $34.10 with an exchange of 5,490 stock units. Sagicor Group gained 30 cents to close at $44.90, in transferring 24,509 stock units, Salada Foods dropped $1 to $27, with an exchange of 11,896 units, Scotia Group climbed $2 to $49 while trading 204,296 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments ended at $18, with gains of $1.45 in transferring 104,248 stock units.

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

JSE stocks in post-election rise

More stocks fell than rose, Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market, the day after the national election was held in the country, returning the governing party to office, with a strong mandate for another five years, winning 49 of the 63 seats up for grabs.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 980.40 points to 402,248.48, the Main Index rose 858.57 points to 367,100.77 and the JSE Financial Index added 0.25 points to close at 97.09.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands compared to 38 on  Thursday, with the prices of 10 stocks rising, 21 stocks declining 13 remaining unchanged. One stock closed at an all-time high and one at an all-time low. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.1 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with fewer shares than on Thursday, in an exchange of 5,965,849  shares for $91,526,991 compared to 7,819,711 units at $77,429,738 on Thursday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 1.15 million shares for 19.2 percent of total volume, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.08 million units for 18.2 percent of the day’s trade and Wisynco Group with 1.06 million units for 17.9 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 135,587 units changing hands at  $2,080,159 for each security, in comparison to an average of 205,782  shares at  $2,037,625 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 190,096  units at $1,492,616 for each security, in contrast to  209,284 units at $1,423,922. Trading month to date compares adversely to August’s average of 497,441 units at $3,201,918.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints rose $1.10 to settle at $12 in exchanging  16,422 shares, Eppley climbed  $2.50 in closing at an all-time high of $24.50, with 12,797 stock units passing through the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund shed 81 cents to end at $48.94, in trading 10,501 units. First Rock Capital advanced by $1.28 to $13.18, with an exchange of 249 units, Grace Kennedy dropped $1.49, ending at $55.51 with a transfer of 311,465 shares, JMMB Group ended 90 cents lower to settle at $30 trading 118,235 shares. Key Insurance declined by $1.05 to settle at $8.10, in transferring 19,595 stock units, Kingston Properties fell by $1.39 to $6.30, while exchanging  100 units, Kingston Wharves closed $2.50 higher at $47.50, with an exchange of 8,801 units. NCB Financial declined $2 to $137, trading 194,240  shares, Portland JSX fell $1.48, in ending at $7.02 with 100 units changing hands. Salada Foods closed at $28, with a loss of $1 after trading 426 shares. Scotia Group climbed $1.98 to $48, with investors switching the ownership of 50 stocks, Seprod declined $2 to settle at $53, in exchanging 2,119 units, Supreme Ventures gained 31 cents to close $13.81, in transferring 8,819 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 30 cents to close at $15.05, with 5,368 stock units crossing the market.
In the preference segment, Productive Business Solutions 9.75% Preference share declined by $15 to settle at an all-time low of $80 in trading 1,000 stock units.

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

Winning stocks lift JSE Main Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Wednesday with a modest rise after shares gaining outnumbered those falling by a near two to one ratio after an exchange of 33 percent fewer shares with 96 percent of the value of stocks traded on Tuesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index gained 884.00 points to close at 399,279.64, the Main Index advanced 900.71 points to 364,390.65 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.27 points to close at 96.22.
Trading ended with 45 securities changing hands compared to 42  on Tuesday, with the prices of 21 stocks rising, 12  declining and 12 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.4 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 7,341,364 shares for $40,755,755  compared to 10,999,409 units at $42,539,683 on Tuesday. QWI Investments led trading with 2.54 million shares for 34.6 percent of total volume, followed  Wigton Windfarm with 1.48 million units for 20.2 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 647,235 units for 8.8 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 163,141 units changing hands for the day at $905,683 for each security, in comparison to an average of 261,891 shares at $1,012,850 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date is 210,813  units at $957,419 for each security. Trading month to date compares adversely to August’s average of 497,441 units at $3,201,918.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments advanced $1 to settle at $53.50, with an exchange of 9,486 stock units, Eppley dropped $2 to settle at $22, in transferring  574 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $2.90 to $49.90, in an exchange of  3,256 stock units, First Rock Capital rose 97 cents to close at $12.50 in trading  32,400 shares, Grace Kennedy gained 55 cents, after ending at $57 with 52,708 shares clearing the market. Jamaica Broilers Group shed 90 cents to end at $24.60 with investors switching ownership of 29,852 shares, Jamaica Producers Group advanced to $22, with gains of $2 and 32,899 shares changing hands, Key Insurance lost 34 cents to end at $7.21, with 5,536 stock units changing hands. Kingston Properties climbed  $1.52 and ended at $7.69, in trading 4,282 stock units, Kingston Wharves rose $2 to settle at $44 with investors swapping 9,554 stock units, NCB Financial Group climbed $2.50  to end at $138.50, in trading 58,879 shares. PanJam Investment rose $2.50 to settle at $69, after exchanging 955 units,  Seprod gained 50 cents in ending at $54.50, with 7,685 stock units passing through the market and Wisynco Group picked up 50 cents to close at $16.50 and 77,995 shares changing hands.
In the preference segment of the Main Market, Community & Workers Credit Union shed 30 cents to close at $1.70 as just 84 units changed hands.

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

Big drop for JSE main market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market suffered a sharp fall at the close of trading on Tuesday with just a few stocks rising compared that that fell on a day there were 54 percent fewer shares changing hands than on Monday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 7,335.15 points to 398,395.64, the Main Index declined by 6,792.78 points to 363,489.94 and the JSE Financial Index shed 1.74 points to close at 95.95.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands compared to 38 on Monday, with the prices of nine stocks rising, 26  declining and seven remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 10,999,409 shares for $42,539,683  compared to  24,003,466 units at $161,278,819 on Monday.  Wigton Windfarm led trading with 5.77 million shares for 52.4 percent of total volume, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 1.62 million units for 14.8 percent of the day’s trade and Carreras with 1.01 million units for 9.2 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 261,891 units changing hands at  $1,012,850 for each security, in comparison to an average of 631,670 shares at $4,244,179 on Monday. Trading in August averaged   497,441 units at $3,201,918.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments lost 50 cents, trading 1,171 shares in closing at $52.50, Caribbean Cement dropped $4 to $43, in exchanging 11,608 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund fell $2.75 to $47, with 109,021 shares clearing the market. First Rock Capital ended  47 cents lower at $11.53, in transferring 591 units, Jamaica Broilers Group gained 50 cents to settle at $25.50 after exchanging 9,326 stock units, Jamaica Producers Group lost 30 cents to end at $20  as investors swapped 5,510 stock units. JMMB Group closed at $29.80, after falling 70 cents with 28,534 stock units passing through the market, Key Insurance gained 34 cents, to close at $7.55  with an exchange of 5,417 stock units, Kingston Properties fell by $1.03 to $6.17, with  2,407 units changing hands. Kingston Wharves dropped $8 after trading 28,483 stock units to close at $42, NCB Financial Group declined by $4 to $136, after exchanging 24,762 stocks, Palace Amusement fell $200 to end at $1,500, with a transfer of 13 units. PanJam Investment fell $4.50 to $66.50 while trading 314 shares, Proven Investments shed $1.99 to close at $36 with an exchange of 6,896 stock units, Sagicor Group finished at $44, after losing $2.42 and the transferring of 48,477 shares. Scotia  Group declined by $3.49 to settle at $47 in trading 26,079 stock units and Seprod gained 50 cents to end at $54, with 1,477 units changing hands.

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

JSE Main Market ends August positively

The market index jumped sharply on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Monday, with the usual month-end rally market, after an equal number of stocks recorded gains and losses as 60 percent fewer shares changed hands than Friday, with a 51 percent lower value.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 4,681.28 points to 405,730.79, the Main Index bounced 4,232.34 points to end at 370,282.72 and the JSE Financial Index gained 1.36 points to close at 97.69.
Trading ended with 38 securities changing hands compared to 42  companies on Friday with the prices of 16 stocks rising, 15   declining and six remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.5 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 24,003,466 shares for $161,278,819  compared to 59,567,739 units at $313,340,083 on Friday.  Transjamaican Highway led trading with 13.5 million shares for 56.2 percent of total volume, followed  Wigton Windfarm with 7.06 million units for 29.4 percent of the day’s trade and NCB Financial Group with 637,827 units for 2.7 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 631,670 units changing hands for the day at  $4,244,179 for each security, in comparison to an average of 1,418,280 shares for $7,460,478,  Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 497,441 units at $3,201,934 for each security, in contrast to 491,213 units at $3,153,576. Trading for the month to date is well ahead of July, which closed 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 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement gained $3 to end at $47 with investors trading 4,333  stock units, Eppley closed at a record $24, after gaining $2 in exchanging 183,636 shares, First Rock Capital fell  $1.49 to $12 trading 12,668 stock units. Jamaica Broilers Group finished $1 higher at $25 in transferring 158,552  shares, Jamaica Producers Group shed 70 cents to close at $20.30, exchanging 182,763 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed $1.71 to settle at $20.99, with 216,095 shares crossing the market. JMMB Group gained 97 cents to end at $30.50  in trading 25,598 stock units, Key Insurance lost 39 cents to settle at $7.21, with 8,947 units changing hands, NCB Financial Group carved out a gain of $2 to close at $140 with investors swapping 637,827 shares. PanJam Investment advanced $5.90 to $71, after exchanging 5,950 stock units, Proven Investments rose $1.99  to settle at $37.99, in  2,802 units changing hands. Sagicor Group finished $2.42 higher at  $46.42, with an exchange of 275,545 shares, Scotia Group climbed $3.49 to $50.49, in exchanging 29,922 stock units,  Seprod shed  $1.50 to close at $53.50, having traded 15,713 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments rose 35 cents to close at $15.35 with 128,320 shares passing through the market and Wisynco Group lost 50 cents to close at $16 and 200,997 shares changing hands.
In the preference segment of the main market, Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share fell $12 to close at $95 after exchanging just one stock unit.

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