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Sellers continue to pressure JSE stocks

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered the seventh day of losses in eight, since the start of the current month as investors take a standby approach to local stocks and cut the majority of prices at the close on Friday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,824.38 points to 402,653.10, the JSE Market Index declined by 2,597.16 points to 367,397.15 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.27 points to 95.42. The average PE Ratio of the Main Market ended at 15.4 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands with the prices of 9 stocks rising, 20 declining and 13 closing unchanged. The market ended with an exchange of 11,791,921 shares accounting for $121,937,846 compared to 16,789,783 units at $102,277,280 on Thursday.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 3.68 million shares for 31 percent of total volume followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 2.66 million units for 22.6 percent of the day’s trade and Wigton Windfarm with 1.10 million units for 9.3 percent market share.
The average trade for the day ended at 280,760 units at $2,903,282 in contrast to an average of 399,757 at $2,435,173 on Thursday. An average of 1,048,185 units at $3,935,208 each traded for July to date in contrast to 483,377 units at $2,494,914 for each security.  In contrast, June closed with an average of 818,748 units valued at $7,498,303 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows ten stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments dropped $1.50 to $57, in trading 952 units, Caribbean Cement fell $2.73 to $46.27 after exchanging 3,529 stock units, Grace Kennedy shed 59 cents to close at $57.40 with investors transferring 325,257 shares. Jamaica Broilers ended $2.05 lower at $24.55, in trading 44,629 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 49 cents to close at $23, in exchanging 472,748 shares, JMMB Group shed 50 cents to end at $30.50, with a transfer of 69,230 stock units. Kingston Wharves finished 51 cents lower at $53.49, after trading 57,716 stock units, PanJam Investment climbed $2.50 to settle at $69, with 142,724 shares changing hands, Sagicor Group gained 50 cents in transferring 550,086 shares and ended at $46. Scotia Group closed $1.75 higher at $44.50 as investors traded 376,531 shares, Seprod dipped 75 cents to $51.75, with an exchange of 13,000 units and Sterling Investments ended at $2.45, having lost 40 cents trading 100,159 shares.

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

More slippage for JSE Main Market

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange continued to slide on Thursday with the market being down in all trading days of July except for a brief rise of less than a thousand points on Thursday last week, with the All Jamaica Index to be down 12,027 points for the month to date.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 1,202.72 points to 405,477.48, the JSE Market Index slipped 1,086.54 points to 369,994.31 and the JSE Financial Index carved out a gain of 0.08 points to close at 95.69.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 17 declining and 10 closing unchanged and the average PE Ratio ended at 15.5 based on IC Insider.com forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 16,789,783 shares accounting for $102,277,280 compared to 26,057,067 units at $114,023,224 on Wednesday. The average trade for the day ended at 399,757 units at $2,435,173 in contrast to an average of 651,427 valued at $2,850,581 on Wednesday. The average traded for July to date amounts to 483,377 units at $2,494,914 for each security, in contrast to 418,151 units at $2,504,951 each. The average volume and value for June closed at 818,748 units at $7,498,303.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 7.97 million shares for 48 percent of total volume followed by Transjamaican Highway with 4.43 million units for 26 percent of the day’s trade and Pulse Investments with 913,284 units for 5.4 percent market share.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments lost 50 cents to end at $58.50 in an exchange of 930 units, Berger Paints closed 99 cents lower at $13, in transferring 100 units, Caribbean Cement climbed $2.10 to $49, after trading 407,518 shares. First Rock Capital finished at $13.38, with a loss of 82 cents in exchanging 36,016 stock units, Grace Kennedy rose 49 cents to $57.99, with 348,320 shares crossing the market, Jamaica Broilers fell $1.89 trading 2,591 units and closed at $26.60, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended $1.24 lower at $22.51, in trading 7,685 units. NCB Financial Group advanced by $2 to $135, with investor having transferred 107,228 shares, 138 Student Living closed $1 higher at $6.99, with 2,000 stock units changing hands, PanJam Investment tumbled $6.50 and settled at $66.50, after trading 31,900 shares, Portland JSX climbed $1 to close at $9 trading 80 shares. Proven Investments slipped 95 cents to end at $33, in transferring 212,681 shares, Seprod gained 75 cents and closed at $52.50, with investors switching over 16,681 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments gained 40 cents to finish at $16.40 with transfers of 18,009 stock units and Victoria Mutual Investments closed 34 cents lower to end at $7.26, in 62,150 shares changing hands.

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

Steady trading for JSE Main Market

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

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

More slippage for JSE Main Market

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

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

JSE Main market stocks tumble

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

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

JSE Main Market pulls back

Following substantial gains to close out June, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market pulled back some of those gains as prices of several stocks gave up some of the increases of the previous day. Beating the negative trend were Barita Investments and Pulse Investments as they continued to move higher.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined 1,615.74  points to 419,119.81. The Main Index dropped 1,541.69 points to 382,214.11 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.67 points to 99.04. The average PE Ratio of Main Market ended at 15.1 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands with the prices of 12 stocks rising, 24 declining and 6 remained unchanged. The market closed with an exchange of 19,356,583 shares accounting for $59,986,491 compared to 68,236,614 units at $488,624,865 on Tuesday.
TransJamaican Highway led trading with 5.95 million shares for 30.8 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 4.94 million units for 25.5 percent of the day’s trades and Pulse Investments with 4.26 million units for 22 percent market share. Carreras was the only other stock trading over a million shares, ending with 1.53 million units changing hands.
The average trade for Wednesday ended at 460,871 units at $1,428,250 in contrast to an average of 1,586,898 valued at $11,363,369 on Tuesday. June closed with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments gained $1 to settle at $62, after swapping 4,526 units, Berger Paints dropped $1 to close at $13, in trading 847 shares, Caribbean Cement lost 50 cents to end at $49 exchanging 2,301 stock units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund ended 93 cents higher at $42.93, with investors transferring 2,100 units, First Rock Capital shed 50 cents to finish at $14, with an exchange of 500 shares, Jamaica Broilers fell $1.01 to settle at $27.99, with 7,572 units changing hands. Jamaica Producers lost 75 cents to end at $24.15 exchanging 7,026 stock units, JMMB Group closed $1.30 lower at $31, after investors swapped 72,183 shares, Kingston Properties ended at $7, with a loss of 50 cents trading 400 units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities dropped 50 cents to close at $9.50, in the transfer of 500 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined by $9 to $160, after exchanging 400 units, NCB Financial gained 70 cents to settle at $136.70 in trading 37,711 stock units. PanJam Investment jumped $5 to $75, with an exchange of 1,372 units, Portland JSX slid 55 cents to $7.35, after exchanging 200 units, Proven Investments shed 50 cents to close at $35 trading 833 units. Pulse Investments gained 75 cents trading 4,255,782 shares to finish at $4.17, Sagicor Group declined by $4.75 to $46.25, after 726 units crossed the exchange, Salada Foods closed $1.45 lower to end at $28.45, with an exchange of 3,942 units. Scotia Group fell by $1.30 to $44.10, with 79,077 shares changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 49 cents to settle at $16.50 trading 6,400 stock units and Wisynco Group traded 28,698 stock units and fell 99 cents to $18.51.

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

Main Market ends week with gains

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market was below normal levels, on Friday, with investors pushing several stock prices higher, leading the market indices to carve out modest gains, with the All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 5,100 points for the week and recovered the 4,100 points loss of the previous week.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,009.48 points to 416,767.63 and the Main Market Index advanced 912.88 points to 380,156.43. The JSE Financial Index closed unchanged at 98.38 points.
Trading ended with 39 securities changing hands, compared to 42 on Thursday and the market closed, with the prices of 24 stocks rising, seven declining and eight closing unchanged. The market closed, with an exchange of 27,345,784 shares accounting for $96,729,414 compared to 13,491,484 units at $103,617,587 on Thursday.
The leading trades for the day were, Transjamaican Highway, with 16.10 million shares for 59 percent of total volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 4.32 million units for 16 percent of the day’s tradings and Pulse Investments with 3.52 million units for 13 percent market share. Supreme Ventures was the only other stock trading, to exceed a million units, and it ended with 1.3 million units changing hands.
The average trade for the day ended at 701,174 units at $2,480,241 in contrast to an average of 321,226 units valued at $2,467,085 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 808,713 units valued at $7,227,394, in contrast to 813,827 units at $7,200,572.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows 14 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers. The average PE ratio of the Main Market ended at 15.4 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments climbed $2.35 to end at $53.85, with the swapping of 51,334 units, Berger Paints rose $1.20 to settle at $13.40 in trading 5,101 units, First Rock Capital gained 30 cents in closing at $15.10 with 6,450 stock units crossing the exchange. GraceKennedy climbed 49 cents after closing at $57.99 and trading 3,773 stock units, Jamaica Broilers rose $1 to $29 with a transfer of 870 shares, Jamaica Producers gained $1 to settle at $25 in trading 36,130 units. Mayberry Investments advanced 34 cents to $5.99 with 10,090 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities shed 50 cents to settle at $9.50 in exchanging 427 shares, NCB Financial lost $1.20 to end at $139.99 in trading 33,259 stock units. Scotia Group climbed $3.70 to end at $47.35 in the swapping of 3,767 units, Seprod rose $1.80 in ending at $53 and exchanging 26,888 stock units, Victoria Mutual Investments declined 45 cents to settle at $7.45 with 296,346 stock units changing hands and Wisynco Group advanced by 47 cents to end at $18.70 with 52,410 units crossing the market.

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

JSE Main Market squeezes out gains

Investors pushed the majority of stocks trading on the Main Market Jamaica Stock Exchange, down on Thursday with the market indices squeezing out meager gains at the close on a day when trading volume declined sharply from Wednesday’s high volume trading.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 219.97 points to 415,758.15, the JSE Market Index rose 199.13 points to 379,243.55 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.17 points to close at 98.38. The PE ratio of the market ended at 15, while the Main Market ended at 15.5 times ICInsider.com projected 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 47 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 12 stocks advancing, 23 declining and 12 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 42 securities accounting for 13,491,484 units at $103,617,587, in contrast to 359,330,187 units for $1,020,073,564 from 43 securities on Wednesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 4.4 million shares for 32.5 percent of total volume followed by Trans Jamaican Highway with 3.5 million units for 26.3 percent of the day’s trade and JMMB Group with 1.1 million units for 8.3 percent market share.
An average of 321,225 shares traded at $2,467,085, for each security on Thursday, in contrast to 8,356,516 units at an average of $23,722,641 on Wednesday. The average volume for the month to date ended at 813,827 units at $7,465,362 for each security changing hands, compared to 840,420 units with an average value of $7,750,590. Trading in May resulted in an average of 475,543 units valued at $3,077,280 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator│ At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows fifteen stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five stocks closing with lower offers.
In the Main Market, Barita Investments advanced $1.10 to close at $51.50, in exchanging 165,319  shares, Berger Paints fell by $1.30 to end at $12.20, having swapped 3,936 units, Caribbean Cement dropped $1.47 to $49.50 trading 13,761 stock units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined $1.42 and ending at $42.55 exchanging 100 shares, Grace Kennedy shed 50 cents to close at $57.50, with the transfer of 54,856 shares, Jamaica Broilers declined by $1.74 to $28 in the swapping of 28,443 stock units. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $20.10, having lost $1.87 and trading 10,420 units, JMMB Group shed 32 cents to settle at $33.01, with 1,082,918 shares changing hands, Key Insurance gained 45 cents after closing at $4.95 in swapping 20,000 shares, Kingston Wharves fell $1.48 to finish at $56.01 trading 5,353 units. Mayberry Investments closed 35 cents lower at $5.65 exchanging 220 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities settled at $10, with a loss of 50 cents in transferring 104,953 shares. NCB Financial Group ended at $141.19, after losing $1.81 and exchanging 34,458 stock units, 138 Student Living lost 41 cents to close at $6.31, with 503 units changing hands. Pan Jam Investment  declined by $2.20 to end at $73, having swapped 9,414 stock units, Sagicor Group climbed $1 to $47, with 133,260 shares crossing the market, Salada Foods fell by $1 to settle at $29, after 2,216 units crossed the exchange. Scotia Group  finished $3.85 lower at $43.65, with a transfer of 53,399 shares, Seprod dropped $1.80 trading7,154 units and closed at  $51.20,  Victoria Mutual Investments gained 30 cents, ending at $7.90 with an exchange of 219,564 shares and Wisynco Group picked up 66 cents trading940,749 shares to end at $18.23.

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

Pulse Investments carved out 97% of trading

Pulse Investments traded 347 million shares on Wednesday to be the volume leader for two consecutive days.

Pulse Investments commanded 97 percent of total volume traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, as 347.3 million shares passed through the market. So dominant was the top trade that the next largest accounted for 1.8 percent of stocks traded as Wigton Windfarm had 6.3 million units changing hands followed by Trans Jamaican Highway with 2.3 million units for 0.6 percent market share.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 3,954.72 points to close at 415,538.18, the JSE Market Index climbed 3,581.93 points to 379,044.42 and the JSE Financial Index gained 1.24 points to finish at 98.21. The PE ratio of the market ended at 15, while the Main Market ended at 15.5 times ICInsider.com projected 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 46 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 22 stocks advancing, 11 declining and 13 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 43 securities accounting for 359,330,187 units at $1,020,073,564, in contrast to 23,658,315 units for $370,631,204 from 38 securities on Tuesday.
The average security trading on Tuesday amounted to 8,356,516 units at $23,722,641, in contrast to 622,587 units at an average of $9,753,453 on Tuesday. For the month to date, an average of 840,420 units traded at $7,750,590 for each security, compared to 400,703 units with an average of $6,759,539. Trading in May resulted in an average of 475,543 units valued at $3,077,280 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows thirteen stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four stocks closing with lower offers.
At the end of the market, Berger Paints gains of 50 cents to close at $13.50, with a transfer of 150 shares, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.07 to $50.97 trading 16,104 stock units, First Rock Capital shed 40 cents to finish at $14.80, in exchanging 17,631 units. Jamaica Broilers gained $1.14 to end at $29.74 after investors swapped 29,292 stock units, Jamaica Producers settled at $21.97, with a rise of $1.27 in transferring 12,387 units, JMMB Group picked up 33 cents trading 131,426 shares and closed at $33.33. Key Insurance rose 50 cents to $4.50, with 200 units changing hands, Kingston Wharves advanced $1.31 to $57.49, in trading 4,056 tock units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities climbed $1.30 to $10.50 after 52,656 shares changed hands. NCB Financial Group closed $2 higher at $143, with 27,698 units crossing the exchange, Palace Amusement lost $300 to ended at $1,600, after investors transferred 304 shares, Sagicor Group climbed $1.20 to $46, in swapping 11,182 units. Salada Foods added $1 to close at $30 trading 400 shares, Scotia Group advanced by $5 to $47.50, with an exchange of 651,703 units and Wisynco Group shed 43 cents to end at $17.57, with 84,048 shares changing hands.

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