Trading surges on JSE Main Market

Market activity sent shares trading 111 percent up as the value surged 449 percent over Wednesday performance at the end of trading on Thursday as the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market suffered a minor decline in the main indices even as rising stocks exceeded those declining by nearly a third percent.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dipped 77.60 points to settle at 446,702.48, the Main Index fell 447.04 points to 406,641.06 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.09 points to end at 98.82.
Trading ended with 56 securities, up from 54 on Wednesday, with 23 stocks rising, 18 declining and 15 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.5 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
The market closed with 10,979,111 shares trading for $317,868,201 versus 5,205,273 units at $57,933,745 on Wednesday. Barita Investments led trading with 25 percent of total volume after exchanging 2.74 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 14 percent for 1.54 million units, Wigton Windfarm 12.8 percent with 1.41 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund 9.5 percent with 1.04 million shares changing hands.
Trading averages 196,056 units at $5,676,218, compared to 96,394 shares at $1,072,847 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 355,670 units at $4,146,467, compared to 371,981 units at $3,990,142 on Wednesday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement dropped $3.90 to close at $101 with the swapping of 12,496 shares, Eppley dipped $1 to $39 trading 675 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $4.16 to $37.25 in trading 2,868 units. Guardian Holdings dived $15 to $580 with 8,301 stocks clearing the market, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.50 to $29.50, with 48,138 stocks crossing the exchange, Jamaica Stock Exchange declined 28 cents to $17.17 in an exchange of 16,199 units. JMMB Group shed 92 cents to $34.82, with 327,972 shares changing hands, Kingston Properties fell 34 cents to end at $9.50 with an exchange of 2,852 stock units, Kingston Wharves rallied 50 cents to $47 in switching ownership of 1,400 units. Margaritaville spiked $1.50 to $14.70 after an exchange of 343 stocks, NCB Financial declined 78 cents to end at $128.01 in exchanging 63,222 shares, Palace Amusement advanced $70 ending at $1000 after trading 71 stock units. PanJam Investment popped $3 to $65 780 after stock units crossed the market, Portland JSX dropped 97 cents in closing at $7.03 after 1,754 shares changed hands, Proven Investments increased 54 cents to close at $31.60 after exchanging 30,082 stocks. Sagicor Group climbed $1 to close at $54 while trading 285,469 units, Scotia Group gained $1.30 to close at $39.90 after exchanging 3,566 stocks, Seprod spiked $2 to $66 in trading 9,079 units. Supreme Ventures lost 49 cents to end at $17.51, with 9,378 shares changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments rallied 52 cents to end at $15.89 while exchanging 2,845 stock units and Wisynco Group popped 23 cents to $15.98 with the swapping of 363,061 shares.

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

Modest gains for JSE Main Market

The number of securities trading rose above Tuesday’s level but the volume of stocks plunged 58 percent and the value 70 percent below Tuesday’s as market activity ended Wednesday, with the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market with the market indices recording modest gains at the close as the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator was flashing one of the strongest short term bull signals for some time.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 103.47 points to 446,780.08, the Main Index advanced 325.79 points to 407,088.10 and JSE Financial Index popped 0.03 points to end at 98.91.
Trading ended with 54 securities up from 50 on Tuesday, with just 13 rising, 26 declining and 15 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
At the close, 5,205,273 shares traded for $57,933,745 versus 12,260,493 units at $193,948,042 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 53.1 percent of total volume for an exchange of 2.76 million shares followed by Mayberry Investments 10.1 percent, with 526,081 units and Mayberry Jamaican Equities 4.5 percent, with 233,952 shares.
Trading averages 96,394 units at $1,072,847, compared to 245,210 shares at $3,878,961 on Tuesday and the month to date averages 371,981 units at $3,990,142, compared to 402,106 units at $4,309,037 on Tuesday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows sixteen stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments shed 55 cents in closing at $89.95 in an exchange of 12,190 shares, Berger Paints gained 49 cents to end at $13.50 with a transfer of 174 stock units, Caribbean Cement rallied 90 cents to $104.90 after 6,490 stocks cleared the market. First Rock Capital popped 81 cents to $12.50 with 140 units trading, GraceKennedy slipped 34 cents to $101.65 with the swapping of 79,226 stocks, Guardian Holdings dropped $12 to $595 in switching ownership of 982 stock units. Jamaica Broilers fell $2 to $28 in transferring 29,152 shares, Jamaica Producers advanced $2 to $23.50 in trading 300 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 27 cents to $17.45 with an exchange of 2,149 stock units. JMMB Group lost 26 cents to close at $35.74 with 97,125 shares clearing the market, Kingston Properties lost 40 cents to $9.84 after 230 units crossed the market, Kingston Wharves fell $1 to $46.50 in exchanging 5,938 stocks. Palace Amusement dropped $70 to $930 with the swapping of 43 units, PanJam Investment declined $3 to $62 with an exchange of 3,316 stock units, Proven Investments shed $1.54 to close at $31.06 after trading 6,000 stocks. Sagicor Group slipped $1 to $53 in exchanging 17,365 shares, Scotia Group shed 96 cents to end at $38.60 after a transfer of 68,535 stocks, Seprod declined $2 to $64 with an exchange of 5,832 units. Supreme Ventures fell 50 cents to $18 in switching ownership of 241 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments dipped 33 cents to $15.37 in trading 9,182 stock units.
In the preference segment, Community & Workers Credit Union popped 25 cents to $1.85 in exchanging 1,400 units and Eppley 7.25 climbed $3 to $23 with 1 stock crossing the exchange.

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

Ground lost by JSE Main market

Market activity ended on Tuesday, with the volume of shares trading dropping 32 percent lower and the value declining 77 percent from Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market leading to declining stocks edging out rising ones.
A total of 50 securities traded, up from 47 on Monday, with 19 stocks rising, 21 declining and 10 ending unchanged. The All Jamaican Composite Index lost 2,373.95 points to 446,676.61, the Main Index fell 1,989.08 points to settle at 406,762.31 and the JSE Financial Index fell 0.32 points to 98.88.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.9 based on ICInsider.com’s earnings forecast for 2021-22.
Trading pulled out 12,260,493 shares at $193,948,042 compared to 17,909,584 units at $837,730,261 on Monday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 40.5 percent of total volume after an exchange of 4.97 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm 20 percent, with 2.45 million units traded and Sagicor Group 8.8 percent with 1.08 million shares.
Trading averages 245,210 units at $3,878,961 compared to 381,055 shares at $17,824,048 on Monday and month to date, an average of 402,106 units at $4,309,037,compared to 419,775 units at $4,357,469 on Monday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks ending, with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments popped 50 cents in ending at $90.50 after 541,855 shares traded, Berger Paints gained 26 cents to close at $13.01 after 1,850 stock cleared the market, Caribbean Producers fell 28 cents in closing at $4.41, with 94,165 units crossing the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund jumped $3.76 to $41.41 in trading 14,398 shares, First Rock Capital dipped $1.20 to $11.69 with the swapping of 3,344 stocks. Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 56 cents to $17.18, with 3,818 stock units crossing the market, JMMB Group spiked 48 cents to $36, with 46,560 units crossing the exchange, Kingston Wharves dropped 50 cents to close at $47.50 while exchanging 6,859 units. Mayberry Investments popped 30 cents to $6 in switching ownership of 48,725 stock units, 138 Student Living increased 45 cents to $4.95 in exchanging 2,095 shares, PanJam Investment rose $3 to $65 after exchanging 3,000 shares, Proven Investments declined 41 cents to $32.60, with 166,333 stocks changing hands. Sagicor Group lost $1 to end at $54 after exchanging 1,081,424 stock units, Scotia Group rallied $1.01 to $39.56 in an exchange of 22,570 shares, Seprod popped $1 to close at $66 with 2,078 stocks changing hands. Stanley Motta declined 60 cents to $5 after trading 48,000 units and Supreme Ventures shed 50 cents to close at $18.50, with 65,781 stock units crossing the market.
In the preference segment138 Student Living Preference share rose 99 cents to end at $7.56 while exchanging 100 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Major stocks move higher on Friday

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Market activity sent all indices rising marginally at the close on Friday after modest gains in the volume and value of shares traded compared to Thursday, with rising stocks exceeded those declining on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market to close out the week with a loss.
The market closed with 13,470,929 shares trading for $130,674,709 versus 12,534,457 units at $121,087,956 on Thursday. Pulse Investments led trading with 36.6 percent of total volume after trading 4.93 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway 22.5 percent, with 3.03 million units and Wigton Windfarm 13.1 percent, with 1.76 million units changing hands.
Trading averages 306,157 units at $2,969,880, compared to 245,774 shares at $2,374,274 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 424,359 units at $2,763,188 compared to 439,092 units at $2,737,425 on Thursday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
The All Jamaican Composite Index popped 512.08 points to 449,008.42, the Main Index rose 152.88 points to 408,461.62 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.28 points to close at 99.36.
Trading ended with 44 securities compared to 51 on Thursday, with 21 stocks rising, 13 declining and 10 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 16 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2021-22 earnings. Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments spiked $1.53 to $90.50, with 23,516 shares clearing the market, Berger Paints shed $1.19 to finish at $12.55 in trading 55,650 stocks, Caribbean Cement declined $1 to $104 with the swapping of 1,190 stock units. Guardian Holdings advanced $10 in closing at $609 with an exchange of 3,532 units, JMMB Group rose $1.49 to end at $36.50 in transferring 122,054 shares, Kingston Properties rallied $1.45 to $10 with 1,004 stock units changing hands. Kingston Wharves slipped 60 cents to $47.50 in switching ownership of 1,603 stocks, Mayberry Investments lost 25 cents to end at $5.75 after trading 70,244 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained 55 cents after ending at $9.05 in switching ownership of 12,170 stocks. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy popped $1 to $120 after an exchange of 426 stock units, Palace Amusement climbed $60 to $1,000 with a transfer of 3 units, Pulse Investments rose 58 cents in closing at $4.10 with 4,934,043 shares crossing the market. Scotia Group rallied 50 cents to $39.50 in exchanging 38,983 stocks, Seprod spiked 50 cents to $65 with the swapping of 176,170 units, Supreme Ventures popped 55 cents to $18.10 with 34,730 stock units crossing the market and Sygnus Credit Investments fell 53 cents to $15.16 in trading 43,083 shares.

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

Bloodletting continues on JSE Main Market

Declining stocks continued to dominate trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market with more bloodletting on Thursday and resulting in 6 of 8 trading days for September that closed, with more stocks falling than rising, with the volume of shares trading rising 11 percent and the value down 55 percent compared to trading on Wednesday.  
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,742.24 points to close at 448,496.34, the Main Index declined 2,069.01 points to 408,308.74 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.53 points to end 99.08.
Trading ended with 51 securities, similar to Wednesday, with 14 stocks rising, 26 declining and 11 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7 at the close based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 12,534,457 shares trading for $121,087,956 versus 11,280,652 units at $270,814,131 on Wednesday. Pulse Investments led trading with 32.6 percent for an exchange of 4.09 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 14.4 percent for 1.81 million units, Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 11.7 percent for 1.46 million units and QWI Investments with 10.4 percent after exchanging 1.30 million units.
Trading averages 245,774 units at $2,374,274, versus 221,189 shares at $5,310,081 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 439,092 units at $2,737,425, in contrast to 471,739 units at $2,798,752 on Wednesday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement shed $1 to end at $105, with 4,751 shares changing hands, Eppley gained 90 cents in closing at $41.40 and exchanging 200 stocks, Guardian Holdings spiked $14 to $599 with the swapping of 2,987 stock units. Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.10 to $33.10 after exchanging 6,270 units, Jamaica Producers declined $2.22 to close at $22.18, with 7,596 units crossing the market, JMMB Group fell $1.80 in closing at $35.01 after trading 254,098 stock units. Kingston Properties lost $1.45 in ending at $8.55, with 3,000 stocks crossing the exchange, NCB Financial dropped $1.30 to $130 with 41,098 shares clearing the market, Palace Amusement fell $10 to $940, with 94 units changing hands. PanJam Investment increased $2 to end at $64 in an exchange of 2,877 shares, Pulse Investments dropped 36 cents to $3.52 after exchanging 4,085,000 stock units, Sagicor Group fell $1 to $55 while exchanging 24,140 stocks. Scotia Group popped 49 cents in closing at $39 with an exchange of 832,069 shares after the price hit a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $38 and Supreme Ventures shed 55 cents to close at $17.55, trading 9,281 units.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.25% declined $2 to $20, trading 1,000 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE All Jamaica climbs on Monday

Market activity ended on Monday, with the value of shares trading surging 184 percent and the volume of stocks roaring 51 percent over Friday’s trades at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks just edged out those declining.
A total 24,034,258 shares traded for $209,918,283 compared to 15,882,164 units at $73,938,627 on Friday.
Trading ended with 48 active securities compared to 49 on Friday, with prices of 18 rising, 17 declining and 13 ending unchanged. The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 412.88 points to 453,350.15, the Main Index declined 311.57 points to 412,025.05 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.22 points to 100.20.
QWI Investments led trading with 43.6 percent of total volume, after an exchange of 10.47 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund 12.9 percent with 3.09 million units Pulse Investments 12.5 percent, with 3.0 million units for market share, Wigton Windfarm took 9.7 percent market share, after exchanging 2.33 million units, Transjamaican Highway cornered 5.7 percent market share with 1.36 million units and NCB Financial Group ended trading of 1 million units for 4.2 percent market share.
Trading averages 500,714 units at $4,373,298 compared to 324,126 shares at $1,508,952 on Friday and month to date, an average of 292,789 units at $2,102,896, compared to 228,400 units at $1,399,804 on Friday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 16 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has nine stocks that ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints rose $1.03 to $13.74 with the swapping of 2,237 shares, Caribbean Cement rallied $1.99 to $107.99 while exchanging 7,046 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund surged $6.47 to $45, with 444 stocks crossing the market. GraceKennedy dropped $2 to $101, with 49,739 units crossing the market, Guardian Holdings dropped $15 to $580 in trading 3,535 stocks, JMMB Group lost 52 cents in ending at $36.51 after exchanging 52,789 stock units. Key Insurance climbed 27 cents to $4.30, with 46 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves fell $1.45 in closing at $46.55, with 2,500 units clearing the market, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined $1 to close at $119 with an exchange of 12 stock units. NCB Financial spiked $2 to $130 in trading 1,002,106 shares, PanJam Investment lost $1 to close at $62 in an exchange of 18,348 stocks, Pulse Investments popped advanced 27 cents to $3.80 after exchanging 2,998,236 units. Radio Jamaica jumped 68 cents to $3.85, trading 670,770 units, Sagicor Group popped $2.39 to $57.39 after trading 52,177 stocks, Scotia Group gained 50 cents in ending at $40, with 665,109 shares crossing the exchange. Seprod rallied $1.26 to $64.75, trading 11,304 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments declined 64 cents to $15.66, trading 74,497 shares.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.25% climbed $2 to a record closing high of $22 in an exchange of 89 units.

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

Another day of losses for JSE Main Market

Market activity ended with the volume of shares trading climbing 23 percent, with a 22 percent lower value on Friday than Thursday to end the week with a decline for a second day on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks failed to match those declining by a huge margin.
A total of 49 securities traded compared to 51 on Thursday, with nine rising, 28 declining and 12 left unchanged.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 1,882.09 points to 452,937.27, the Main Index fell 1,574.98 points to 412,336.62 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.18 points to close at 100.42.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 15,882,164 shares trading for $73,938,627 versus 12,931,119 units at $94,458,438 on Thursday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 41.6 percent of total volume for an exchange of 6.61 million shares, followed by Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 16.8 percent for 2.67 million units and Transjamaican Highway 10.5 percent with 1.67 million units changing hands.
Trading averages 324,126 units at $1,508,952, compared to 253,551 shares at $1,852,126 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 228,351 units at $1,395,224, compared to 184,149 units at $1,350,041 on Thursday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments fell $1.97 to $89, with 299,363 shares clearing the market, Berger Paints shed 93 cents to $12.71 in trading 29,889 stock units, Caribbean Cement slipped 24 cents to close at $106 with an exchange of 19,281 stocks, Eppley fell 80 cents to $40.50 with the swapping of 1,793 stock units. First Rock Capital rallied 24 cents to $12.85 in exchanging 1,854 units, GraceKennedy advanced $2 to $103 with the transfer of 39,930 shares, Guardian Holdings declined $4 to $595 with 5,982 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers rose $1.06 to $33.10 in trading 3,785 stock units, JMMB Group shed 47 cents to close at $37.03 with 64,849 shares crossing the market. Key Insurance lost 36 cents to end at $4.03 in switching ownership of 300,731 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 49 cents to end at $8.50 in exchanging 51,567 shares, NCB Financial declined $1.30 to $128 in transferring 12,543 stocks. 138 Student Living shed 54 cents to finish at $4.55 with the swapping of 12,990 shares, PanJam Investment fell $1 to $63 in switching ownership of 4,673 stock units, Portland JSX popped 98 cents to $8 after exchanging 1,000 shares, Proven Investments dropped 54 cents to $33.06 with 49,528 stocks crossing the exchange. Pulse Investments shed 45 cents to end at $3.53 in switching ownership of 849,203 units, Radio Jamaica dipped 33 cents to $3.17 with an exchange of 680,251 units. Sagicor Group fell $1 to $55 with the swapping of 64,105 shares, Salada Foods lost 24 cents in closing at $7.01 after 49,882 stock units crossed the market, Seprod shed $1.50 to settle at $63.49 with 13,866 stocks changing hands, Supreme Ventures lost 28 cents to close at $17.77 in trading 23,689 shares and Wigton Windfarm lost 3 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of 50 cents, trading 6,607,371 stocks, as investors continue to desert the stock.

In the preference segment, Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share spiked $2 to $104 after exchanging 1,999 stocks.

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

JSE Main Market pulls back on Wednesday

Market activity ended Wednesday with the volume and value of shares trading declining 62 percent and 68 percent, respectively, than on Tuesday, leading to a decline in the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market indices and ended with fewer rising stocks than those declining.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 1,051.55 points to 458,791.09, the Main Index fell 396.65 points to 417,468.25 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.49 points to end at 101.95.
The number of stocks trading remained high, with 55 securities compared to 50 on Tuesday, with 14 stocks rising, 26 declining and 15 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 15.9 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
The market closed with 6,588,680 shares trading for $48,572,521 versus 17,371,190 units at $150,660,788 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 45.3 percent of total volume for an exchange of 2.99 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 8.1 percent for 532,579 units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund 7.5 percent, with 493,056 shares.
Trading averages 119,794 units at $883,137, compared to 347,424 shares at $3,013,216 on Tuesday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments fell $1.43 to $90.97 in switching ownership of 188,629 shares, Caribbean Cement rose $1.20 to $107.20 in exchanging 2,613 stocks, Caribbean Producers gained 29 cents to end at $4.64 with 16,300 shares crossing the exchange, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $6.75 to $40 in trading 8,108 stock units, GraceKennedy slipped 50 cents to $101.50 with a transfer of 38,713 stocks, Guardian Holdings spiked $9 to $599 with 892 units changing hands, Jamaica Broilers fell $1.45 to $33 with the swapping of 104,714 shares. Jamaica Producers declined $2.45 to $22.05 after 288,971 stocks cleared the market, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 80 cents to close at $17.20 in transferring 3,410 stock units, Key Insurance popped 22 cents to $4.43 after exchanging 11,302 stocks. Mayberry Investments rallied 25 cents to $6 in exchanging 35,530 units, NCB Financial declined $2.99 to $130 in switching ownership of 5,487 shares, Palace Amusement dropped $135.99 to end at $999 with 152 stock units changing hands, Portland JSX shed 98 cents to $7.02 with the swapping of 23 stocks. Proven Investments fell 92 cents to $33.03 with 8,471 stock units crossing the market, Radio Jamaica rallied 25 cents to $3.75 in an exchange of 396,352 shares. Sagicor Group shed $1 in, ending at $57 after switching ownership of 10,741 stocks, Seprod popped $1.21 to $66 in trading 4,387 shares.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 7.25% spiked 20 cents to $1.50 after 8,797 stocks crossed the market and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share dropped $22.50 to close at $81.50, switching ownership of 1 share.

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

JSE Main Market suffers setback on Monday

Market activity ended on the Main Market on Monday with the volume of shares trading marginally lower, with the value jumping 394 percent from Friday and the market indices falling, as declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by some distance.
The market closed, with the All Jamaican Composite Index lost 641.27 points to end at 457,069.35. The JSE main Index dropped 520.39 points to 415,194.70 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.26 points to settle at 100.87.
A total of 51 securities traded on Monday compared to 49 that traded on Friday, and ended, with 17 stocks rising, 25 declining and nine remained unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 15.7 based on ICInsider.com’s earnings forecast for 2021-22. The market closed with 15,594,454 shares  changing hands for $851,732,015 as NCB Financial dominated trading on Monday, versus 15,660,104 units at $172,250,884 on Friday.
NCB Financial led trading with 37.3 percent of total volume as 5.81 million shares changed hands, followed by Wigton Windfarm 11.6 percent, with 1.81 million units, 1834 Investments 9.9 percent market share, with 1.55 million units, Transjamaican Highway with 8.3 percent market share or 1.29 million units, Sygnus Credit Investments 8.1 percent market share, with 1.26 million units and Radio Jamaica 6.6 percent market share, with an exchange of 1.03 million units.
Trading averaged 305,774 units at $16,700,628, compared to 319,594 shares at $3,515,324 on Friday and month to date an average of 487,063 units at $8,855,423, in contrast to 497,417 units at $8,407,376 on Friday. July closed with an average of 322,932 units at $15,201,099.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 15 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments lost 48 cents to end at $92.52 with 242,695 shares changing hands, Berger Paints advanced 61 cents to $13.74 with a transfer of 24,016 stock units, Caribbean Cement shed $2.99 to end at $110, with 16,989 units traded. Eppley fell $1.50 to $39 with an exchange of 1,257 stocks, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed 31 cents to $38.31 with 300 shares passing through the market, First Rock Capital gained 28 cents to close at $12.40 with 65,667 stock units changing hands. GraceKennedy rallied 99 cents to $104 with a transfer of 14,480 stocks, Guardian Holdings lost $3 to end at $581 with 4,691 units traded, Jamaica Broilers popped 30 cents to $33.40 with an exchange of 1,738 shares. Jamaica Producers fell 50 cents to $24 with 4,623 stock units passing through the market, Jamaica Stock Exchange popped 55 cents to $17.15 with 64,297 units changing hands, JMMB Group rallied $1 to $38.70 with a transfer of 183,748 stocks. Kingston Properties climbed $1.25 to $10.25 with 220 stock units traded, Kingston Wharves dropped $2 to $46.50 with an exchange of100,933 shares, Mayberry Investments advanced 39 cents to $6.14 with investors switching ownership of 2,636 units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 25 cents to end at $9 with 24,756 stocks changing hands, NCB Financial Group climbed 90 cents to $132 with an exchange of 5,809,459 shares, Palace Amusement shed $5.01 to close at $1134.99 with 10 stocks traded.PanJam Investment dropped $1 to $62 with a transfer of 3,253 units, Scotia Group fell 65 cents to $38.80 with 29,179 stock units passing through the market, Seprod declined $3.99 to $64 with 10,001 stocks changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments advanced $1.35 to $16.35 with 1,262,824 shares crossing the exchange after the company posted strong gains in full year’s profit.

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

Decline resumes for JSE Main Market

After breaking 6 straight days of decline on Wednesday, declining stocks pushed Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market indices into decline at the close on Thursday, with an exchange of 41 percent more shares valued 113 percent higher than on Wednesday as investors continue to maintain a subdued posture towards main market stocks at this time.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 171.26 points to 453,149.76, the JSE Main Index declined 1,070.69 points to 411,881.33 and the JSE Financial Index shed 1.04 points to end at 99.96.
Trading took place in 48 securities compared to 51 on Wednesday, with 16 rising, 17 declining and 15 left unchanged. Caribbean Cement ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $106.50 after traded at an intraday high of $115 and NCB Financial traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ low of $121.03.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 15.5 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading jumped to 15,130,149 shares for $148,604,629 from 10,754,378 units at $69,882,256 on Wednesday. Wigton Windfarm led with 34.3 percent after an exchange of 5.19 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway 14.8 percent, with 2.24 million units and Radio Jamaica 14.5 percent after 2.19 million units changed hands.
Trading averages 315,211 units at $3,095,930, compared to 210,870 shares at $1,370,240 on Wednesday and month to date averages 507,741 units at $8,691,971, in contrast to 519,351 units at $9,028,360 on Wednesday. July ended with an average of 322,932 units at $15,201,099.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Barita Investments gained 21 cents at $93.21 with 17,793 shares crossing the market, Berger Paints dipped 38 cents to $13.12 in trading 1,974 stock units, Caribbean Cement spiked 50 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $106.50 with the swapping of 65,044 shares, but traded at an intraday high of $115, as demand is picking for the stock at the same time that supply is dwindling. Caribbean Producers lost 20 cents to close at $4.75 in exchanging 19,800 units, Eppley lost 20 cents to end at $40.90 in switching ownership of 1,600 shares, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund advanced $1.50 to $38 with 86 stock units changing hands, First Rock Capital rallied 50 cents to close at $12 in exchanging 38,363 units. GraceKennedy shed 60 cents to end at $101.50 after 669,124 stock units cleared the market, Guardian Holdings declined $7 to $584 in trading 9,914 shares, Jamaica Broilers shed $1.64 to $33.15 with the transfer of 56,942 stocks. Jamaica Producers advanced $2 to $24.20 with 42,911 units crossing the exchange, JMMB Group rose 20 cents to $38.20 in an exchange of 152,841 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities popped 65 cents to $9.25 with the swapping of 22,599 stock units. NCB Financial Group rose $2 in closing at $132 after hitting an intraday 52 weeks’ low of $121.03 and switching ownership of just 19,875 shares, Palace Amusement surged $175 to $1,125 after exchanging just 2 units, PanJam Investment shed 55 cents to close at $62 in transferring 3,203 shares. Proven Investments rallied 97 cents to $34 in trading 19,555 stock units, Radio Jamaica traded as high as $4.7t, but selling came into the market and it lost 25 cents at the close to end at $4.40 after 2,190,629 shares cleared the market. Scotia Group spiked 38 cents to $39.50, with 34,731 stocks crossing the market. Seprod fell 99 cents to $62.01 with an exchange of 15,490 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments popped 70 cents in closing at $15 in trading 18,260 units.
In the corporate Bond segment, Guardian Holdings 6.5% bond rose 45 cents to $104.78 with 2.25 million units trading.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.