JSE Main market up 5% in May

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock exchange closed out May on a high note with the market prime indices rising appreciably to close out the month with a gain of five percent but closed with a loss of 25 percent for the year to date.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 4,018.59 points to 420,847.85, the JSE Market Index advanced 3,762.78 points to 383,649.98 and the JSE Financial Index gained 1.12 points to 100.80. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.5, while the Main Market ended at 14.8 times 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 49 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 22 stocks advancing, 16 declining and 11 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 45 securities accounting for 109,379,530 units valued at $203,610,322, in contrast to 21,505,791 units valued at $167,719,708 from 40 securities on Thursday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 80 million shares for 73 percent of total volume followed by Trans Jamaican Highway with 24 million units for 22 percent of the day’s trade and QWI Investments with 1.5 million units for 1.4 percent market share. Also, trading over a million units was Sagicor Select Financial Fund, with 1.15 million units.
The average trade for the day was 2,430,656 units at $4,524,674 for each security traded, in contrast to 537,645 units at an average of $4,192,993 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 475,543 units at $3,077,280 for each security changing hands, compared to 369,670 units with an average of $2,994,834. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows seventeen stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three stocks closing with lower offers.
In the Main Market, Barita Investments shed 60 cents to end at $50.40, with a transfer of 171,676 shares, Caribbean Cement gained $1 exchanging 34,628 stock units and closed at $52, Eppley ended $1 higher at $17.99, with 35,848 stock units changing hands. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund jumped $5 to $38 after swapping a mere one unit, First Rock Capital shed 40 cents to settle at $12.60, in transferring 2,741 units, Jamaica Producers closed 70 cents lower at $20.10 trading 423,052 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange gained $1.57 and ended at $22.57, exchanging 105,212 shares, Kingston Properties dropped $1.50 to finish at $4.80, after swapping 40,000 stock units, Kingston Wharves climbed $2.99 to $57.99 transferring 9,590 units. Mayberry Investments lost 40 cents to end at $5.60 trading 14,908 units, Palace Amusement shed another $100 to close at $1,100, in an exchange of 83 units, Salada Foods gained 50 cents swapping 191,208 shares and closed at $29. Scotia Group advanced by $1 to $46, with 17,902 stock units changing hands, Stanley Motta picked up 80 cents to settle at $5.50, after transferring 31,500 stock units, Supreme Ventures gained 30 cents exchanging 40,864 stock units and closed at $14.80 and Sygnus Credit Investments ended trading at $17.32, after rising 36 cents and swapping 7,512 units.

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

JSE US market closes May up

Jamaica Stock Exchange, US dollar market, closed upon the final trading day of May but lost just over three percent for the month and 16 percent for the year to date.
The US dollar market activity resulted in four securities changing hands, down from six on Thursday and ended with one declining and three stock closing unchanged. Investors traded 105,523 units at US$10,755, in contrast to 232,148 units for US$6,140 on Thursday.
At the close, the market index rose 1.03 points to 190.29 and the PE ratio of the market closed with an average of 13.2 times 2020 earnings.
In trading, Productive Business Solutions fell 2 cents and closed at 75 US cents, after exchanging just one unit, Proven Investments traded 21,691 shares at 22.5 US cents. Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 13 US cents in transferring 42,000 stock units and Trans Jamaican ended at 0.99 US cents, with 41,831 shares changing hands.

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

More retreating for JSE Main Market

Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market activity ended with the market index declining for a second day, just ahead of the final trading day for May as investors exchanged more shares than on Wednesday.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 1,262.37 points to 416,829.26, the JSE Market Index fell 1,326.12 points to 379,887.20 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.90 points to 99.68. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.4, while the Main Market ended at 14.6 times 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 46 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 14 stocks advancing, 16 declining and 16 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 40 securities accounting for 21,505,791 units valued at $167,719,708, in contrast to 18,437,961 units valued at $158,788,476 from 44 securities on Wednesday.
Trans Jamaican Highway led trading with 7.3 million shares for 34 percent of the total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 6.5 million units for 30.4 percent of the day’s trade and Supreme Ventures with 1.7 million units for 7.8 percent market share. Other stocks trading over 1 million units were Sagicor Select Financial Fund and Wisynco Group, with 1.15 million units and 1.1 million units, respectively.
The average trade for the day was 537,645 units at $4,192,993 each, in contrast to 419,045 units for $3,608,829 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 369,670 units valued at $2,994,834 for each security changing hands, compared to 361,176 units with an average value of $2,930,932. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows twelve stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two stocks closing with lower offers.
In the Main Market, Barita Investments gained 60 cents to close at $51 in trading 3,456 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $4 to $33, with an exchange of 2,310 units, First Rock Capital ended $1.75 lower at $13 after transferring 3,153 units. Jamaica Broilers shed 39 cents exchanging 13,765 stock units to settle at $26.11, Jamaica Producers slipped 50 cents to $20.80, in transferring 229,065 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped $1.90 to finish at $21, with 40,537 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Jamaican Equities closed 40 cents lower at $9.80, in switching ownership of 22,088 stock units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy tumbled $16 to $160 trading 1,501 units, NCB Financial Group climbed $1.01 to end at $148, with 476,923 shares changing hands. 138 Student Living gained 81 cents and transferred 71,160 stock units in closing at $7.50, Palace Amusement dived $100 to end at $1,200 trading 144 units, Sagicor Group rose 39 cents to $46.40 exchanging 34,761 stock units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund added 84 cents to finish at $7.94, with 600 units changing hands, Seprod climbed $1.39 to close at $54.95, in trading 141,419 shares and Supreme Ventures slid $1.20 transferring 1,674,041 shares and closed at $14.50.

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

Low trading on JSE US$ market

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Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market remains subdued on Thursday, even as the number of active securities rose over that on Wednesday as the market continues to consolidate.
At the close of market activity, six securities changed hands, down from five on Wednesday. Trading ended with the prices of two stocks rising, one declining and three remaining unchanged. Just 232,148 shares changed hands at US$6,140, in contrast to 253,911 units for US$25,811 on Wednesday.
At the close, the market lost 0.92 points to 189.26 and the PE ratio of the market closed with an average of 13.2 times 2020 earnings.
In trading activity, First Rock Capital gained 1 cent and closed at 9 US cents, with 8,584 units changing hands, Margaritaville traded 700 units at 18 US cents, Proven Investments ended at 22.5 US cents, after picking up half a cent after exchanging 13,792 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 13 US cents with 857 units crossing the exchange and Trans Jamaican ended at 0.99 US cents after transferring 208,169 shares.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% shed 6 cents to close at $1 with an exchange of a mere 46 units.

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

JSE majors give up some gains

Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market gave back some of the solid gains enjoyed on Tuesday as declining stocks outpaced declining ones and the volume and value of stocks trading rose.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 2,732.71 points to 418,091.63, the JSE Market Index dropped 2,473.80 points to 381,213.32 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.29 points to 100.58.
The market closed with 49 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 16 stocks advancing, 21 declining and 12 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 44 securities accounting for 18,437,961 units valued at $158,788,476, in contrast to 17,326,841 units valued at $105,645,502 from 45 securities on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 5.8 million shares for 31.4 percent of total volume followed by Trans Jamaican Highway with 5.1 million units for 27.7 percent of the day’s trade and Carreras with 1.1 million units for 5.8 percent market share. Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.06 million shares was the only other company trading over a million units.
The Market closed with an average of 419,045 units at $3,608,829 for each security traded, in contrast to 385,041 units valued at an average of $2,347,678 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 361,176 units valued at $2,930,932 for each security changing hands, compared to 357,768 units with an average value of $2,888,684. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows twelve stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and eight stocks closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.6, while the Main Market ended at 14.9 times 2020/21 earnings.
In the Main Market trading, Barita Investments lost 60 cents to close at $50.40, after trading 14,026 stock units, Caribbean Cement fell by $1 to $51, with an exchange of 418,010 shares, First Rock Capital climbed $2.40 to $14.75 after 8,014 units crossed the exchange. Grace Kennedy closed 61 cents lower at $57.99, with 365,867 shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers gained 40 cents after swapping 186,450 shares to end at $26.50, Jamaica Stock Exchange picked up 40 cents to settle at $22.90, after exchanging 13,248 stock units. Kingston Wharves closed 99 cents higher at $54.99, with a transfer of 10,560 stock units, NCB Financial Group slipped 50 cents to end at $146.99, after swapping 318,361 shares, Palace Amusement advanced $100 to end at $1,300 while trading 80 units. PanJam Investment closed at $75.01, with a loss of 74 cents after exchanging 34,676 stock units, Proven Investments fell 99 cents to finish at $35, in swapping 26,455 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended 84 cents lower at $7.10, with 105,300 shares changing hands. Salada Foods declined $1.50 to $28.50 after 15,492 stock units changed hands, Seprod lost 44 cents to close at $53.56, in trading 51,316 stock units, Stanley Motta finished at $4.70, having lost 35 cents in swapping 12,264 units. Supreme Ventures ended at $15.70, with a rise of 70 cents in exchanging 645,967 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments gained 79 cents with 38,427 stock units crossing the exchange and closed at $16.99.

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

JSE US$ Market index rises

The Jamaica Stock Exchange, US dollar market, had an increased number of stocks changing hands on Wednesday as overall volume and value trading rose.   
Market activity resulted in five securities changing hands, with three declining and two remained unchanged. The volume of shares traded was 253,911 units with a value of US$25,811, in contrast to 159,533 units for US$23,544 from three securities changing hands on Monday.
At the close, the market gained 2.96 points to 190.18. The PE ratio of the market closed with an average of 13 times 2020 earnings.
At the close of trading, First Rock Capital lost 1 cent trading 61,000 shares and closed at 8 US cents, Margaritaville Turks exchanged 23,800 shares at 18 US cents, Proven Investments shed half of a cents to end at 22 US cents after transferring 67,884 shares. Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 13 US cents, with 1,277 units changing hands and Trans Jamaican lost 0.01 of a cent trading 100,000 shares to end at 0.99 US cents.

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

JSE Main Market surges to monthly high

After closing on Monday for the Labour day holiday, the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange roar back to life after falling on Friday, with the market indices jumping more than 6,000 points and wiping out Friday’s losses to close at the highest level since the April 22.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 6,794.20 points to 420,824.34, the JSE Market Index climbed 6,322.58 points to 383,687.12 and the JSE Financial Index gained 1.80 points to 100.87.
The market closed with 48 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 15 stocks advancing, 13 declining and 20 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 45 securities accounting for 17,326,841 units valued at $105,645,502, in contrast to 19,035,180 units valued at $127,444,585 from 40 securities on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 9.55 million shares for 55 percent of total volume followed by Trans Jamaican Highway with 2.9 million units for 17 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.1 million units for 6.3 percent market share.
The Market closed with an average of 385,041 units at $2,347,678 for each security trading, in contrast to 475,880 units valued at an average of $3,186,115 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 357,768 units valued $2,888,684 for each security changing hands, compared to 356,019 units with an average of $2,925,515. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows eleven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and seven stocks closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.7, while the Main Market ended at 15 times 2020-21 earnings.
In the Main Market, Caribbean Cement closed at $52, with gains of $3.60 trading 36,034 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund closed 98 cents higher exchanging 101 units at $37, First Rock Capital gained $1.20 to close $12.35, in transferring 125,317 shares. Grace Kennedy picked up 60 cents to close at $58.60, after swapping 92,756 shares, Jamaica Broilers shed 40 cents trading 31,005 stock units to settle at $26.10, Jamaica Producers advanced $1.50 to $21.50, after swapping 3,786 units. Key Insurance ended 38 cents lower at $5, with an exchange of 10,592 units, Kingston Wharves fell by $3 to $54, in transferring 7,208 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy jumped $25 to $176 while trading 140 units. NCB Financial Group slipped to $147.49, with a loss of 51 cents with 321,990 shares changing hands, 138 Student Living closed 31 cents lower at $6.69, after exchanging 408 units, Palace Amusement declined by $100 to end at $1,200, with a transfer of just 10 units. Proven Investments closed 51 cents lower at $35.99, transferring 12,181 stock units, Sagicor Group rose 80 cents to $45.80, with 36,265 stock units changing hands, Salada Foods advanced by $4 to $30 trading only one unit. Scotia Group fell by $2.21 to $44.79, in transferring 40,568 stock units, Seprod gained $1 to end at $54, in exchanging 36,296 stock units and Supreme Ventures ended 95 cents lower at $15, with 572,803 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, 138 Student Living variable rate, stock, lost $1 to end at $5 with 216 shares trading

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

JSE US$ Market slips

Trading on the US dollar market of Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday, with higher volume and value of stocks changing hands than on Friday, but ended with just three securities switching ownership.
Market activity ended, with the price of one stock rising, one declining and one remaining unchanged. Trading resulted in the exchange of 159,533 units with a value of US$23,544, in contrast to 57,581 units for US$12,255 from seven securities changing hands on Friday.
At the close, the market fell by 3.17 points to 187.22. The PE ratio of the US dollar market closed with an average of 13.2 times 2020 earnings.
The stocks trading on Tuesday are, Proven Investments shed 0.85 of a cent to close at 22.5 US cents with an exchange of 102,056 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 13 US cents, with 477 units changing hands and Trans Jamaican traded 57,000 shares and gained 0.07 of a cent to end at 1 US cent.

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

JSE Main market drops

Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market declined at the close of trading on Friday, with an increased volume of stocks trading, but at a lower value than on Thursday.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined 2,739.44 points to 414,030.14, the JSE Market Index dropped 2,589.23 points to 377,364.54 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.66 points to 99.07.
The market closed with 47 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 20 stocks advancing, 16 declining and 11 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 40 securities accounting for 19,035,180 units valued at $127,444,585, in contrast to 11,035,315 units valued $112,835,625 from 41 securities on Thursday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 9.9 million shares for 52 percent of total volume followed by Trans Jamaican Highway with 4.6 million units for 24 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.4 million units for 7 percent market share.
The Market closed with an average of 475,880 units valued $3,186,115 for each security traded, in contrast to 269,154 units valued at an average of $2,752,088 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 356,019 units valued at $2,925,515 for each security changing hands, compared to 348,777 units with an average of $2,908,729. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows eleven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six stocks closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.5, while the Main Market ended at 14.8 times 2020-21 earnings.
In the Main Market, Barita Investments gained 50 cents trading 7,900 units to end at $51, Caribbean Cement fell $1.10 to $48.40, in exchanging 31,502 stock units, First Rock Capital shed 35 cents transferring 3,450 units to settle at $11.15. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed 47 cents lower to finish at $22.50, with 12,637 units changing hands, Key Insurance picked up 88 cents to end at $5.38, after swapping 6,354 units, Kingston Wharves dropped $1.25 to close at $57, after swapping 12,168 units. Mayberry Investments gained 40 cents to close at $6 after exchanging 114,835 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities picked up 60 cents to end at $10, with a transfer of 3,252 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined by $19 trading 511 units and closed at $151. NCB Financial Group advanced $8 to $148, with 494,118 shares changing hands, 138 Student Living closed 75 cents lower at $7, after swapping 88,036 stock units, Palace Amusement clawed back $200 to advance to $1,300, after trading 88 units. Proven Investments climbed $2 to finish at $36.50, with 11,045 units crossing the exchange, Sagicor Group traded 39,346 stock units at $45, after gaining 40 cents, Scotia Group advanced by $3 to $47, in transferring 155,397 shares. Seprod climbed $2 to $53 exchanging 19,307 units and Wisynco Group ended the day’s trade 32 cents lower at $17.58, in swapping 38,239 stock units.

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

Trading picks up on JSE US$ market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market fell Friday, with shares of seven companies changing hands, up from just two on Thursday, but with higher volume and value.
Market activity ended with prices of two stocks closing up, two falling and three remained unchanged. Investors exchanged 57,581 shares for US$12,255, in contrast to 29,646 units valued at US$6,434, from the trading of just two securities on Thursday.
At the close, the market index lost 0.62 points to end at 190.39 and the PE ratio of the market closed with an average of 13.1 times 2020 earnings.
At the end of trading, Equityline Mortgage Investments preference share lost half of a cent with 100 units changing hands at $1.95, First Rock Capital gained half a cent in exchanging 850 shares at 8.99 US cents, Margaritaville traded 800 stock units at 18 US cents. Proven Investments exchanged 50,000 shares to end at 23.35 US cents, Sterling Investments added 0.3 of a cent as investors switched ownership of 2,165 units, Sygnus Credit Investments ended at 13 US cents after exchanging 666 units and Trans Jamaican exchanged 3,000 shares and lost 0.01 of a cent to end at 0.093 of a US cent.

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