Bulls roll on at Exchange Place

The majority of stock trading rose on Tuesday on Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market after an exchange of 68 percent more shares worth 62 percent more than on Monday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 2,982.72 points to 428,936.51, the Main Index rose 2,680.31 points to 391,428.21 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.29 points to settle at 103.11.
Trading ended with 45 securities changing hands compared to 41 on Monday and closed with the prices of 24 stocks rising, 13 declining and eight ending unchanged. The average PE Ratio ends at 16 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with 46,789,600 shares changing hands for $269,845,318 compared to 27,815,530 units at $166,571,949 on Monday.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 46.5 percent of total volume, after exchanging 21.77 million shares, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 32.4 percent for 15.14 million units, JMMB Group with 11.4 percent market share for 5.34 million units and Wigton Windfarm accounted for 2.2 percent of trading with 1 million units.
Trading averaged 1,039,769 units changing hands at $5,996,563 for each security, compared to an average of 678,428 shares at $4,062,730 on Monday. Trading for the month to date averaged 390,690 units at $7,005,102 for each security, versus 346,635 units at $7,073,555 on Monday. October averaged 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement advanced $2.90 to $60.90 with the trading of 26,059 shares, Eppley fell $2.90 to $22.10, in exchanging 1,564 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $2.50 to $44, with 12,622 stock units changing hands. First Rock Capital shed 94 cents to end at $12.06 after exchanging 10,392 shares, Grace Kennedy gained $3 to close at $61, with the trading of 177,009 stocks, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.50 to $27.90 in switching ownership of 13,747 stock units. Jamaica Producers finished $1.68 higher at $21.74, after clearing the market with 2,188 units, JMMB Group rose $1.10 to $33, in an exchange of 5,338,124 shares, Kingston Properties climbed 50 cents to $7.48, with 2,025 units changing hands. Mayberry Investments ended $1.38 higher at $7 trading 50,100 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained 93 cents to finish at $7.93, with investors swapping 30,167 stock units, NCB Financial fell $3.40 to $145.10, with an exchange of 18,559 shares. Palace Amusement declined $200 to end at $1,100, in trading 5 stock units, Pan Jam Investment rose $1.50 to $66.50, after exchanging 2,067 stock units, Proven Investments gained 79 cents to close at $39.04, trading 2,785 units. Sagicor Group advanced $2 to $50 and ending with an exchange of 309,520 shares, Salada Foods climbed $4 to close at $29, trading 7,008 units, Seprod gained $1.50 to end at $64.50 after exchanging 19,273 stock units and Sterling Investments lost 50 cents to close at $3.20 transferring 255,264 shares.
In the preference segment, Community & Workers Credit Union lost 20 cents to close at an all-time low of $1.50 after trading 6,800 shares.

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

Bullish open fades on the JSE Main Market

Stocks raced 3,011 points ahead of the 425,748.98 close on Friday within 12 minutes of the market’s opening and pushed the All Jamaican Composite Index to 428,759.90 on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Monday, but the market ended the day with a modest rise after more stocks gained than fell.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 204.81 points to 425,953.79, the Main Index advanced by 284.47 points to 388,747.9 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.31 points to settle at 102.82.
Trading ended with 41 securities changing hands compared to 36 on Friday and closed with the prices of 21 stocks rising, nine declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 38 percent fewer shares than on Friday, after 27,815,530 shares traded for $166,571,949 compared to 44,980,918 units at $1,341,663,306 on Friday. Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 53.9 percent of total volume, after exchanging 14.98 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm with 13.5 percent for 3.76 million units. Transjamaican Highway controlled a 12.7 percent market share with 3.54 million units and Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund accounted for 3.6 percent of the day’s trade in closing with one million units changing hands.
The average trade was 678,428 units for $4,062,730, compared to an average of 1,249,470 shares at  $37,268,425 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ends at 346,635 units at $7,073,555 for each security, in contrast to 324,765 units at $7,272,017. October averaged 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the market closing, Barita Investments gained 50 cents in closing at $84.50, after 11,863 shares cleared the market, Caribbean Cement advanced $1.33 to $58 in trading 2,631 units, Eppley gained $4.98 to $25, with 28,065 stock units changing hands. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose 75 cents to $41.50, with 1,350 units crossing the exchange, First Rock Capital gained 30 cents to end at $13 after an exchange of 19,470 stocks, Jamaica Broilers shed 60 cents to settle at $6.40 in trading 6,876 units. Jamaica Producers ended at $20.06, with gains of 36 cents after exchanging 1,067 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 87 cents to $19.87, with investors swapping 12,561 shares, Key Insurance jumped $1.81 to $9.11, trading 42,172 units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities shed 80 cents to settle at $7, after transferring 3,098 units, NCB Financial declined $1.48 to$148.50, in crossing the exchange with 714,826 shares, Palace Amusement climbed $34.99 to $1,300, with 2 units changing hands. Salada Foods fell $2.50 to $25, with 5,139 stock units crossing the market, Scotia Group rose 85 cents to end at $46.85, exchanging 10,778 shares and Seprod gained $1 to close at $63 trading 19,472 stock units.

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

Main Market back at Mid-April close

Market indices bounced for the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Friday to sit a fraction below the April 17 close, but is still 24 percent lower than the start of the year, but closed with 362 percent more shares traded than Thursday but with more than twice the number of stocks declining as advancing.

Main Market index displaying bullish formation

The market continues to maintain the bullish mood that has been slowly building since the summer months as the market, closing, as the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,286.30 points to 425,748.98, the Main Index rose 1,154.92 points to 388,463.43, but the JSE Financial Index lost 0.12 points to settle at 102.51.
Trading ended with 36 securities changing hands compared to 37 on Thursday and closed with the prices of nine rising, 19 declining and eight remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 44,980,918 shares for $1,341,663,306  compared to 9,736,055 units at $369,213,753 on Thursday.
Sagicor Manufacturing & Distribution Fund led trading with 33.4 percent of total volume, after exchanging 15 million shares followed by QWI Investments with 32.7 percent for 14.7 million units, NCB Financial with 18.9 percent for 8.5 million units. Transjamaican Highway controlled 4 percent market share, with 1.78 million units Sagicor Select Financial Fund accounted for 3.7 percent with 1.65 million units and Wigton Windfarm controlled 3.5 percent of the market with 1.57 million units.
The average traded was 1,249,470 units at $37,268,425 for each security, compared to an average of 263,137 shares at  $9,978,750 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ends at 324,765 units at $7,272,017 for each security, in contrast to 267,957 unit at $5,429,235. October averaged 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 10 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints gained 30 cents to close at $11.85 exchanging 33,440 shares, Caribbean Cement declined by $3.32 to end at $56.67, in trading 2,579 stock units, Jamaica Broilers shed 50 cents to settle at $27, after crossing the market with 4,824 units. Jamaica Producers fell $2.05 to $19.70, with 7,450 stock units changing hands, Key Insurance shed 85 cents to close at $7.30, trading 2,602 units, Kingston Wharves climbed $3.90 to settle at $48.90, with investors swapping 1,662 stock units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $7.01 in closing at $138 trading 836 units, Pan Jam Investment closed at $65, with gains of $1.76, trading 147,995 shares, Proven Investments shed 50 cents in closing at $38, with 10,286 stock units changing hands. Sagicor Group finished at $48, after losing 50 cents exchanging 151,507 shares and Scotia Group rose 80 cents to settle at $46 trading 5,512 units.

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

7 month JSE Main Market high

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Stocks closed at a seven month high at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market trading on Wednesday with the market rising higher than Tuesday, with NCB Financial fueling the gain with a rise of $8 price as the All Jamaica Composite Index ended just below the April 16 close of 427,779.79 points.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index surged 7,042.47 points to 427,204.28, the Main Index jumped 6,294.46 points to 389,845.50 and the JSE Financial Index added 2.61 points to settle at 103.23.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands compared to 42 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 14 stocks rising, 17 declining and 13 remaining unchanged. The average PE ratio ended at 15.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed after an exchange of 16 percent more shares than on Tuesday, resulting in 16,137,399 shares trading for $724,067,008 compared to 13,931,581 units at $189,778,108 on Tuesday.
Grace Kennedy led trading with 29.6 percent of total volume after exchanging 4.77 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 21.9 percent for 3.53 million units. NCB Financial ended with 17.1 percent of the overall volume after trading 2.76 million units, with a value of $414 million and accounted for 57 percent of the market’s value and Sagicor Select Financial Fund closing with 5.6 percent of the volume as 1.4 million units traded.The average trade amounts to 366,759 units at $16,456,068 for each security, compared to an average of 331,704 shares at $4,518,526 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 268,282 units at $5,122,619 for each security, in contrast to 259,701 units at $4,135,150 on Tuesday. Trading for October averaged 398,200 units at $4,622,532 .
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 10 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments shed 30 cents to close at $84.50, in an exchange of 4,450 shares, Caribbean Cement dropped $5 to end at  $54 trading 23,334 stock units, Eppley gained 50 cents to close at $20, after clearing the market with 29,227 units. First Rock Capital lost 50 cents, closing at $12, with 27,582 shares passing through the market, Jamaica Broilers Group fell $1.60 to $26.30, in exchanging 2,557 units, Key Insurance gained 95 cents to end at $8.15, after trading just one stock. Kingston Properties fell 48 cents to $7, with a transfer of 550 units, Kingston Wharves rose $1.90 to $48.90, in crossing the exchange with 255 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined by $4.99 to $145.01, with an exchange of 59 units. NCB Financial climbed $8 to  $150, with 2,760,546 shares changing hands, Pan Jam Investment advanced by $2.84 to $64 after exchanging 11,719 units, Proven Investments declined by $2.14 in closing at $36.86, in trading 2,900 units. Salada Foods shed 79 cents to end at $27.50, with an exchange of 260 units, Scotia Group fell by $2.89 in closing at $45.06, with 172,829 shares changing hands and Supreme Ventures lost 65 cents to end at $15.35, after 27,135 stock units passed through the market.

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

JSE Main market in bull territory

In continuation of the early stage of a bull market, the All Jamaica Composite Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market jumped 4,847.95 points to close 420,161.81 on Tuesday, the highest close since the end of June when the index then closed at 420,735.55 points.

JSE all jamaica Composite index with bullish formation.

The move higher was telegraphed from September by one technical indicator and helped by some companies reporting attractive profits, for the September quarter.
In trading on Tuesday, rising stocks beat out falling ones by nearly five to one after an exchange of 96 percent more shares changing hands than on Monday, with a 46 percent increase in value.
At the close, the Main Index climbed 4,655.78 points to 383,551.04 and the JSE Financial Index rose 1.59 points to settle at 100.62.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands compared to 45 on Monday and closed with the prices of 23 stocks rising, five declining and 14 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 16 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading resulted in 13,931,581 shares for $189,778,108 changing hands up from 7,088,457 units at $129,315,419 on Monday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 42.1 percent of total volume after exchanging 5.86 million shares, followed by Carreras with 13.2 percent for 1.83 million units, Transjamaican Highway with 12.4 percent of the day’s trade for 1.73 million units and Grace Kennedy closing with 9.1 percent of the day’s volume after 1.27 million units changed hands.
Trading ended with an average of 331,704 units changing hands at $4,518,526 for each security compared to an average of 157,521 shares at $2,873,676 on Monday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 259,701 units at $4,135,150 for each security,in contrast to 253,170 units at $4,100,373. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments rose to $84.80, with gains of 80 cents after trading 6,022 stock units, Caribbean Cement advanced by $1.01 to $59, in exchanging 9,327 stock units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $4.80 to $43.80, with 380 units changing hands, First Rock Capital gained 50 cents to settle at $12.50, with 1,864 units crossing the market, JMMB Group rose 39 cents to $31.89, trading 60,673 shares. Key Insurance declined $1 to close at $7.20, after exchanging 270,373 shares, Kingston Wharves fell $1.50 to $47, with an exchange of 758 units, Margaritaville advanced by $7.33 to close at a record $56.23 with 10 units changing hands. Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained 93 cents with 9,000 stock units passing through the market to end at $7.93, NCB Financial climbed $3.50 to $142 after 462,307 units changed hands, 138 Student Living declined by $1.38 to $3.51, with the swapping of one stock unit, Proven Investments shed 80 cents to end at $39 after trading 3,894 stocks. Scotia Group rose by $1.23 to $47.95 with 254 units changed hands, Seprod ended at $62.50, with gains of $1.75 after investors switched ownership of 19,669 stock units, Supreme Ventures finished 50 cents higher at $16, in trading 43,509 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments gained 30 cents to settle at $5.40, with 84,799 shares changing hands.

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

More money chased JSE Main Market stocks

Investors expended 56 percent more money from a moderately lower volume of stocks than Thursday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market trading on Friday. The market declining after prices of 13 stocks rose, 18 declined and 10 remained unchanged.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index shed 1,633.76 points to 414,251.62, the Main Index declined by 1,510.85 points to 377,828.83 and the JSE Financial Index slipped just 0.01 point to settle at 99.37. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed, with 41 securities changing hands compared to 40 on Thursday, resulting in an exchange of 12,184,860 shares for $359,160,713 compared to 12,814,652 units at $230,585,736 on Thursday. JMMB Group led trading with 25.1 percent of total volume after an exchange of 3.06 million shares, followed by Kingston Wharves with 24.6 percent or 3 million units, Wigton Windfarm with 12 percent for 1.46 million units and Grace Kennedy with 11.9 percent after closing with 1.44 million shares changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 297,192 units changing hands at $8,760,017 for each security, versus an average of 320,366 shares at $5,764,643 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 263,467 units at $4,232,434 for each security, in contrast to 259,799 units at $3,740,044 on Thursday. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
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 four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments gained $1.30 in closing at $85.30, in exchanging 42,500 shares, First Rock Capital rose 85 cents to end at $13.25, with the trading of 1,602 units, Jamaica Broilers fell $1.94 to close at $26.01, after the trading of 14,758 stock units. Kingston Wharves lost 35 cents to end at $48.40, with 3,002,991 shares changing hands, Mayberry Investments closed 59 cents lower at $5.50 after trading 10,311 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $5 in closing at $135 after clearing the market with 3,413 units. Palace Amusement declined $145.12 to end at $1,100.01, with 20 units crossing the exchange, Pan Jam Investment shed 51 cents to settle at $61 while trading 7,280 units, Portland JSX finished at $8, with a loss of 99 cents and 1,813 units trading. Proven Investments climbed $3.39 to $39.89 and finishing with an exchange of 38,609 shares, Sagicor Group fell $1 to $49 after 35,711 shares crossed the market, Scotia Group gained 40 cents to close at $48.15 trading 312,940 shares and Seprod ended 50 cents higher at $64, with an exchange of 12,704 stock units.

 

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

Main Market ends with healthy gains

Stock prices surged sharply on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended, with the All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 7,638.87 points to 411,800.76, the Main Index shot up by 6,954.16 points to 375,692.09, while the JSE Financial Index gained 2.23 points to settle at 98.23.
Trading ended with 40 securities changing hands compared to 44 on Friday and closed with the prices of 16 stocks rising, 14 declining and 10 ending unchanged. The average PE Ratio ends at 15.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with an exchange of 12,225,817 shares changing hands for $173,057,044 compared to 12,817,056 units at $399,677,339 on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 24.7 percent of the total volume of 3.02 million shares, followed by Sagicor Group at 22 percent with 2.69 million units and QWI Investments with 21.5 percent for 2.63 million shares and Carreras 8.4 percent with 1.03 million units.
Trading ended with an average of 305,645 units changing hands at $4,326,426 for each security, compared to an average of 291,297 shares at $9,083,576 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 206,115 units at $3,366,085 for each security, in contrast to 187,598 units at $3,187,417 to Friday. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
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,  Barita Investments rose $1 in closing at $86, with 19,973 stock units passing through the market, Berger Paints shed 43 cents to end at $11.41 as investors swapped 40 units. Caribbean Cement advanced $1 to $53 in trading 14,772 stock units, Eppley gained $1 to settle at $19, with investors trading 10,065 units, First Rock Capital gained 73 cents trading 47,343 shares to close at $13.93. Jamaica Broilers fell $1.35 to $25.15, with an exchange of 219,898 shares, Jamaica Producers rose $1.58 to $21.18 trading 10,972 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 64 cents to settle at $17.81, with 8,699 units crossing the market Kingston Wharves advanced $3.38 to $48.95, after clearing the market with 4,517 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed $7.50 to settle at $148.50, in trading 100 units, 138 Student Living declined $1.04 to $3.85 after 9,491 units crossed the market, Proven Investments fell $1.80 to $38, in an exchange of 3,097 units. Sagicor Group climbed $6 to $48, with 2,694,651 shares changing hands, Seprod advanced $3.96 in closing at $63.96, with investors swapping 2,790 units and Supreme Ventures gained 50 cents exchanging 38,023 shares to close at $15.50.

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

JSE Main Market falls

More stocks rose on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Friday. Still, the market declined after an exchange of 47 percent more shares, with the value rising 299 percent than on Thursday as Grace Kennedy traded over 6 million shares following the release of strong nine-month results.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,132.01 points to 404,161.89, the Main Index fell by 1,989.11 points to 368,737.93 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.05 points to settle at 96.00.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands compared to 39 on Thursday and closed with the prices of 19 stocks rising, 13 declining and 12 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with an exchange of 12,817,056 shares for $399,677,339 compared to 8,721,796 units at $100,130,455 on Thursday. Grace Kennedy led the market with 48.4 percent of total volume after trading 6.20 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 13.4 percent or 1.72 million units and QWI Investments with 10.8 percent and 1.39 million shares and Wisynco Group with 8.2 percent for 1.05 million units changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 291,297 units changing hands at $9,083,576 for each security, compared to an average of 223,636 shares at $2,567,448 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 187,598 units at $3,187,417 for each security, in contrast to 160,915 units at $1,670,277 on Thursday. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments climbed $2 to end at $85, after crossing the market with 94,707 shares, Caribbean Cement fell by $2.20 to $52, with an exchange of 1,809 units, Eppley gained 65 cents in closing at $18 trading 3,976 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $1.50 to settle at $39.50, with 1,851 units changing hands, First Rock Capital shed 60 cents with an exchange of 105,982 shares and closed at $13.20, Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents trading 42,059 stock units to settle at $26.50. Jamaica Producers declined by $1.40 to close at $19.60, with 2,689 units passing through the market, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 85 cents in closing at $18.45, in exchanging 1,200 units, JMMB Group climbed $1.85 to end at $31.90, in trading 34,829 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $9 to close at $141, in exchanging100 units, NCB Financial finished at $133.90, with gains of 30 cents after an exchange of 22,786 stock units, PanJam Investment rose 95 cents to end at $63.95, with the trading of 632 units. Portland JSX lost 97 cents ending at $8.99, with a transfer of 36,015 stock units, Proven Investments advanced $4.80 to settle at $39.80, with 3,440 stock units crossing the exchange, Sagicor Group fell $2 to end at $42 and clearing the market with 13,510 units. Scotia Group rose 80 cents in closing at $45, with an exchange of 3,820 units, Seprod declined by $4 to end at $60, with 17,581 stock units passing through the market, Stanley Motta gained 85 cents to settle at $5.50, after exchanging 107 units and Victoria Mutual Investments lost 40 cents to close at $5.35 after trading 26,384 stock units.

In the preference segment, JMMB Group 7% gained 31 cents to close at $1.65 after exchanging 603 units.

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

Trading plunged on JSE Main Market

Trading plunged on Tuesday with only 4,736,880 shares changed hands for a mere $27,585,696 compared to 5,764,296 units at $93,292,518  on Monday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market indices declining for a second consecutive day.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,519.85 points to end at 407,166.67, the Main Index declined 2,370.11 points to 371,612.76 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.66 points to settle at 96.99.
Trading ended with 46 securities changing hands compared to 43 on Monday and closed with the prices of 18 stocks rising, 20 declining and eight ending unchanged. The PE Ratio averages 15.4 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of  Wigton Windfarm led trading with 41.1 percent of total volume with 1.95 million shares, followed by Pulse Investments 14.3 percent, with 676,240 units and Transjamaican Highway 11.2 percent with 529,021 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 102,976 units changing hands at $599,689 for each security, compared to an average of 134,053 shares at $2,169,593 on Monday. The average trade for November to date amounts to 117,991 units at $1,358,182 for each security, well down on October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 13 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments fell $2.44 to $82.55 trading 64,825 shares, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined $3.48 to $41.51, with the transfer of 3,770 units. Grace Kennedy rose 35 cents to end at $57.75, in an exchange of 67,774 shares, Jamaica Broilers shed 60 cents in closing at $26.60, with 5,929 units passing through the market, Jamaica Producers gained 41 cents to close at $20.01 after exchanging 267 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 70 cents to end at $17.55, after crossing the market with 9,540 units, JMMB Group closed 58 cents higher to settle at $30.70 trading 15,256 stock units, Kingston Properties ended at $7.48, with gains of 69 cents in trading 1,585 units. Mayberry Investments rose 59 cents in closing at $6.09, after trading 2,798 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained 30 cents to close at $7.50 trading 16,850 stock units,

NCB Financial fell $1 to $135, with 23,733 stock units changing hands. 138 Student Living lost 39 cents in closing at $4.50, in exchanging 20,500 stock units, Palace Amusement dropped $185 to $1,300, trading just one unit, Pan Jam Investment fell to 41.40 to $63.60, trading 3,859 units, Proven Investments shed 79 cents to close at $38.60, after exchanging 11,699 stock units. Pulse Investments lost 32 cents to settle at $4.25, with an exchange of 676,240 shares, Scotia Group shed 50 cents to end at $44, in exchanging 34,592 stock units, Seprod gained $2.45 to end at $63.45 while crossing the market with 7,330 units. Sterling  Investments closed at $4 after gaining 41 cents ttrading 200,000 shares and Wisynco Group finished 45 cents higher at $15.90, in trading 45,951 shares.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.75% preference share gained $1.15 to settle at $8.85 in an exchange of 56 units.

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

JSE Main market drops to start November

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Monday with the market declining as more stocks fell than rose after an exchange of 29 percent fewer shares than on Friday but with a 37 percent increase in value.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 1,666.69 points to 409,686.52, the Main Index fell 1,403.52 points to 373,982.87 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.21 points to settle at 97.65.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands compared to 40 on Friday and closed with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 23 declining and seven remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio averages 15.6 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 5,764,296 shares for $93,292,518 compared to 8,139,134 units at $68,031,377 on Friday. Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 22.2 percent of total volume after an exchange of 1.28 million shares, followed by Caribbean Cement with 15.4 percent for 885,162 units and Wigton Windfarm 11.5 percent after trading 662,513 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 134,053 units changing hands at $2,169,593 for each security compared to an average of 203,478 shares at  $1,700,784 on Friday. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments advanced $2.51 to $84.99, trading 108,531 shares, Berger Paints lost 34 cents to close at $11.50, in exchanging 7,363 units, Caribbean Cement fell $2.90 to $54.10, in crossing the market with 885,162 shares. Eppley closed 49 cents lower at $18.50, with 1,335 units changing hands, Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.20 to $27.20, with an exchange of 21,676 stock units, Jamaica Producers fell $1.40 to $19.60 after 11,028 units passed through the market. Key Insurance gained 40 cents to end at $8.40, with 38,134 stock units changing hands, Kingston Properties shed 69 cents to end at $6.79, in transferring 677 units, Margaritaville advanced $6.39 to settle at a 52 weeks’ high of $48.99, with investors switching ownership of 83 units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy ended $1 lower at $149, in crossing the market with 200 units, Pan Jam Investment dropped $3.15 to $65 trading 3,585 units, Proven Investments shed 51 cents to end at $39.39 after exchanging 53,488 shares. Sagicor Group lost 98 cents to settle at $45.50, in trading 26,399 stock units, Scotia Group fell $1 to close at $44.50, after 12,639 units crossed the exchange, Seprod shed $1.50 to settle at $61, trading 16,883 stock units and Stanley Motta lost 48 cents to end at $4.65, in exchanging 2,012 units.

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