Rising prices dominate JSE Main Market

Rising prices dominated trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Friday after a 57 percent decline in the volume traded, with a 25 percent increase in value compared to Thursday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 1,123.91 points to 422,982.26, the Main Index rose 1,017.06 points to 385,859.59 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.32 points to settle at 98.63.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands, the same as on Thursday and closed with prices of 19 stocks rising, 14 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio closed with an average of 16.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors traded 11,202,034 shares for $62,395,199 compared to 25,722,942 units at $49,768,965 on Thursday.
Carreras led trading with 45.2 percent of total volume for 5.06 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm with 13.7 percent for 1.54 million units and Transjamaican Highway with 12.5 percent market share after 1.4 million units changed hands.
Trading averaged 266,715 units at $1,485,600, compared to 612,451 shares at $1,184,975 on Thursday. Month to date, resulted in anaverage of 307,577 units at $1,178,094 in contrast to 310,349 units at $1,157,230 on Thursday. Trading in December averaged 455,206 units at $7,774,631.

Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments rose 98 cents to end at $82.98, trading 11,785 shares, Caribbean Cement declined by $3 to $60 after trading 37,604 stock units, JMMB Group gained 50 cents to close at $33, in swapping 55,094 shares. Mayberry Jamaican Equities settled at $6, with a loss of $1.05 after exchanging 93,304 stock units, Palace Amusement dropped $88.90 to end at $1,001, after investors switched ownership of 27 shares, PanJam Investment climbed $3 to $68.50 trading 2,555 stock units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund advanced by 70 cents to close at $8.95, in clearing the market with 193 units, Salada Foods rose 99 cents to $35 while exchanging 300 stock units and Scotia Group finished 60 cents higher at $44.60, with 75,000 shares changing hands.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.25% fell $1 to $6, with 5,000 shares crossing the market.

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

JSSE USD Market gains 4.5% in January

Trading volume jumped 207 percent over Thursday’s trades at a relatively stable dollar value at the close of the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday.  
JSE USD Equity Index lost 2.17 points to end at 194.70, to be up 4.5 percent for 2021 to date after trading ended with six securities changing hands at the close, up from three on Thursday with one stock rising, three declining and two remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio ends at 13.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 1,040,157 shares at US$54,481 up from 339,063 units at US$53,047 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 173,360 units at US$9,080, versus 113,021 shares at US$17,682 on Thursday. Trading averaged 136,322 units for the month to date at US$19,289 in contrast to 133,005 units at US$20,203 on Thursday. By comparison, December ended with an average of 55,388 units for US$6,412.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and none closed with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment fell 0.04 of a cent to close at 7.96 US cents trading 3,973 shares, Proven Investments dropped 3.95 cents in closing at 23.03 US cents after exchanging 2,853 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments gained 1.94 cents to close at 16.99 US cents after 173,225 units changed hands and Transjamaican Highway dropped 0.01 of a cent to close at 0.85 US cents after an exchange of 850,021 shares.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share stayed at US$1.96 with 50 stock units crossing the market and JMMB Group 5.75% closed at US$2 in trading 10,035 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading drops as 3 USD stocks trade

The volume of stocks trading dropped 67 percent on Thursday from that on Wednesday leading the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange to rise after Sygnus Credit Investments price rose.
Trading continued to be affected by the Proven Investments public share issue and ended with just three securities changing hands at the close, from six on Wednesday and ended with the prices of one rising and two declining.
JSE USD Equity Index gained 5.58 points to close at 196.87 and the average PE Ratio ends at 13.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 339,063 shares, for US$53,047 compared to 202,621 units at US$62,211 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 113,021 units changing hands at US$17,682, in contrast to 33,770 shares at US$10,369 on Wednesday. For the month to date trading averaged 133,005 units at US$20,203 in contrast to 133,942 units at US$20,321 on Wednesday. By comparison, December ended with an average of 55,388 units for US$6,412.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with bids or offers higher or lower than their last selling prices.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investments lost 0.86 of a cent to close at 8 US cents, after trading 2,634 shares, Proven Investments lost 0.01 of a cent to end at 26.98 US cents after exchanging 720 units and Sygnus Credit Investments rose half a cent, to 15.05 US cents, with 335,709 stock units changing hands.

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

Another sliding day for JSE majors

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Stocks ended the third consecutive day with negative reading after a 149 percent rise in the number of shares trading, but with 57 percent drop in value than on Wednesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Thursday.
At the close, the market is down 2.7 percent for the year so far (39 percent annualized) as the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 1,727.89 points to 421,858.35, the Main Index fell by 1,536.26 points to 384,842.53 and the JSE Financial Index lost 1.21 points to settle at 98.31.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands compared to 44 on Wednesday and closed with prices of 18 stocks rising, 15 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio now averages 16.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors traded 25,722,942 shares for $49,768,965 from 10,349,742 units at $116,591,215 on Wednesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 44.2 percent of total volume, with 11.38 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 24.1 percent for 6.21 million units, JMMB Group 7.5% with 11.7 percent for 3.01 million units, QWI Investments ended with 9.3 percent for 2.38 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 3.9 percent for 1.01 million units changing hands.
Trading averaged 612,451 units at $1,184,975, versus 235,221 shares at $2,649,800 on Wednesday. Trading month to date averaged 310,349 units at $1,157,230, in contrast to 288,359 units at $1,155,210 on Wednesday. Trading in December averaged 455,206 units at $7,774,631.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments shed 50 cents to end at $82, in switching ownership of 22,635 shares, Berger Paints fell by $1.39 to $12.91, with 705 units changing hands. Caribbean Cement climbed $1.50 to close at $63 trading 187 stock units, Eppley settled at $22.01, after losing $1.94 and exchanging 1,300 stocks, Jamaica Broilers rose $1 to $29, in transferring 22,026 shares. Key Insurance rose 45 cents to $6.75, with an exchange of 20,882 stock units, Kingston Wharves gained 30 cents to end at $48.80, after 213 shares crossed the exchange, 138 Student Living rose 44 cents to $4.44, with 100 stock units crossing the market, PanJam Investment declined $3 to $65.50, with a transfer of 72 units. Proven Investments finished 40 cents higher at $36.90, in an exchange of 5,239 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund shed 70 cents in closing at $8.25, in clearing the market with 2,042 shares, Scotia Group slipped 30 cents to $44 while exchanging 7,718 stocks. Stanley Motta gained 39 cents to settle at $5.45, in trading 296 stock units, Supreme Ventures rose 50 cents to close at $17.50, with the swapping of 50,071 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments advanced by 99 cents to $18.39, with 5,816 units changing hands.

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

Stocks record gains on JSE USD Market

Seventy four percent more funds chased stocks in the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange in trading on Wednesday, but investors came away with 53.26 percent fewer shares than when they traded on Tuesday.
Trading ended with six securities changing hands, up from four on Tuesday and ended with price changes of only three stocks with price gains, the JSE USD Equity Index lost 1.28 points to close at 191.29 and the average PE Ratio ends at 13.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 202,621 shares, for US$62,211 compared to 433,513 units at US$35,736 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 33,770 units at US$10,369, in contrast to an average of 108,378 shares at US$8,934 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 133,942 units for the month to date at US$20,321 in contrast to 144,305 units at US$21,351 on Tuesday. By comparison, December ended with an average of 55,388 units for US$6,412.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with the bid higher or lower than the last selling price.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment gained 0.96 of a cent in ending at 8.86 US cents and exchanging 503 stocks, Proven Investments climbed 1.14 cents to end at 26.99 US cents after exchanging 23,059 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 15 US cents with 28,859 units crossing the market. Transjamaican Highway carved out a gain of 0.01 of a cent in ending at 0.86 US cents, with 100,000 stock units changing hands.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 5.75% closed at US$1.50 trading 200 shares and JMMB Group 6% closed at US$1.02 50,000 stock units crossing the market.

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

More slippage for JSE Main Market

Trading ended with an 85 percent increase in the number of shares changing hands at 3 times the values than on Tuesday at the close of Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market with the market indices declining for a second consecutive day even as more stocks rose than declined.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell by 1,177.07 points to 423,586.24, the Main Index declined 925.66 points to 386,406.15 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.30 points to close at 99.52.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands versus 43 on Tuesday and closed with prices of 21 stocks rising, 14 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio closed with an average of 16.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 10,349,742 shares for $116,591,215, up from 5,599,223 units at $35,696,430 on Tuesday. Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 20.5 percent of the volume after an exchange of 2.12 million shares followed by Jamaica Broilers with 19.05 percent for 2.02 million units, QWI Investments with 16.9 percent for 1.75 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 15.7 percent for 1.62 million units changing hands.
Trading for the day averaged 235,221 units at $2,649,800, compared to 130,214 shares at $830,150 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averaged 288,359 units at $1,155,210, in contrast to 292,746 units at $1,031,829 on Tuesday. Trading in December averaged 455,206 units at $7,774,631.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments gained 40 cents to end at $82.50, with 1,246 shares changing hands, Berger Paints rose $2.29 to $14.30 trading 4,744 stocks. Caribbean Cement shed 60 cents to close at $61.50, after exchanging 103,117 stock units, Eppley finished at $23.95, with gains of $1.95, with 1,472 stocks switching ownership. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund advanced $3.99 to $45, with 434 stocks crossing the exchange, Grace Kennedy ended $3.18 higher at $67.98, in exchanging 504,922 units, Jamaica Producers lost 91 cents to close at $19.81, after 79,708 shares crossed the exchange. JMMB Group slid 45 cents to t $32.55, with a transfer of 12,304 stock units, Key Insurance gained 39 cents to close at $6.30, in exchanging 920 stocks, Mayberry Investments lost 53 cents to finish at $5.31, in trading 1,020 units. NCB Financial rose $1 in ending at $139, with the swapping of 25,215 shares, 138 Student Living rose 65 cents to $4, in exchange of 200 units, Pan Jam Investment gained 41 cents to settle at $68.50, after clearing the market with 5,825 units, Sagicor Group lost 75 cents to end at $49.25, with an exchange of 8,531 units. Scotia Group closed at $44.30, with gains of 30 cents after exchanging 12,713 shares, Supreme Ventures rose 35 cents to $17 trading 14,379 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments finished 40 cents higher at $17.40, with the swapping of 74,012 stock units.
In the preference segment, Community & Workers Credit Union slipped 30 cents to $1.80 after trading 500 shares and Eppley 7.5% preference share rose $1 to $7 trading 138,753 stock units.

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

Declining JSE Main Market

Tuesday’s market activity drove more stocks down than up at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market resulting in the main market indices declining after trading volume slipped modestly but with 39 percent higher value than on Monday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 3,548.17 points to 424,763.31, the JSE Main Index carved out a loss 3,280.43 points to settle at 387,331.81 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.77 points to close at 99.82. The day’s loss pulled the market down two percent for the year to date.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands, down from 48 on Monday and closed with prices of 16 stocks rising, 21 declining and six remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio closed at 16.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 5,599,223 shares for $35,696,430 compared to 5,906,893 units at $25,643,760 on Monday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 19.7 percent of total volume for 1.11 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund 17.9 percent, with 1 million units and Pulse Investments with 15.4 percent market share for 863,587 units.
Trading for the day averaged 130,214 units at $830,150 compared to 123,060 shares at $534,245 on Monday. Trading month to date averaged 292,746 units at $1,031,829, in contrast to 307,009 units at $1,049,528 on Monday. Trading in December averaged 455,206 units at $7,774,631.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments fell $1.82 to end at $82.10, in exchanging 50,001 shares, Berger Paints closed at $12.01, after losing $1.99 with 1,741 units crossing the exchange. Eppley lost 60 cents in closing at $22, with an exchange of 2,600 shares, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund slid $1.99 to $41.01 in trading 390 units, Jamaica Broilers rose 75 cents to $28.25, with investors swapping 1,943 stock units. JMMB Group gained 47 cents to settle at $33, in trading 51,000 shares, Kingston Wharves finished 50 cents higher at $48.50 after a transfer of 1,199 stock units, 138 Student Living shed $1.09 to close at $3.35 in trading 11,000 shares, Proven Investments lost 40 cents to close at $36.50 with 805 units changing hands. Salada Foods settled at $34.01, with a loss of 99 cents after exchanging 100 shares, Scotia Group climbed $1.90 to $44, in swapping 4,422 units, Stanley Motta slipped 41 cents to $5.06, in crossing the market with 4,021 stock units and Supreme Ventures shed 65 cents to close at $16.65, after 34,402 shares cleared the market.

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

Trading levels back to recent norm

Market activity dropped on Tuesday to more sedate trading levels in recent weeks, with 89.8 percent fewer shares changing hands after surging on Monday and ended with the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closing higher, with declining stocks edging out those rising.
Trading ended with four securities changing hands, compared to eight on Monday and ended with the prices of one stock rising, two declining and one remaining unchanged.
JSE USD Equity Index gained 3.42 points to end at 192.57 and the average PE Ratio ends at 13.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 433,513 shares for US$35,736 compared to 4,260,743 units at US$984,122 on Monday.
Trading averaged 108,378 units at US$8,934, versus 532,593 shares at US$123,015 on Monday. Trading averaged 144,305 units for the month to date at US$21,351 in contrast to 146,966 units at US$22,270 on the prior trading day. By comparison, December ended with an average of 55,388 units for US$6,412.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Proven Investments increased 2.35 cents to 25.85 US cents after exchanging 19,523 shares, Sterling Investments declined 0.2 of a cent to 2.1 US cents with an exchange of 10,000 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 1.5 cents in ending at 15 US cents with 183,990 units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway ended at 0.85 of a US cent after trading 220,000 units.

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

Trading surges on JSE USD market

Proven Investments led trading on the JSE USD market on Monday with 4 million shares.

Trading surged sharply Monday as 4,260,743 shares traded for US$984,122 up from 105,505 units at US$1,376, from eight securities versus five on Friday and ended with two stocks rising, three declining and three remaining unchanged.
JSE USD Equity Index fell 4.62 points to 189.15. The average PE Ratio ends at 13.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading averaged 532,593 units changing hands at US$123,015, compared to 21,101 shares at US$275 on Friday. Trading averaged 146,966 units for the month to date at US$22,270 up from 79,900 units at US$4,750 on the prior trading day. December ended with an average of 55,388 units for US$6,412.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with bids higher than the last selling price and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment shed 1 cent to end at 7.9 US cents after exchanging 14,007 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy ended at US$1.14, with 307 stock units changing hands, Proven Investments dropped 1.8 cents to end at 23.5 US cents after 4,093,500 units crossed the market. Sterling Investments increased 0.28 of a cent ending at 2.3 US cents trading 2,598 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments carved out a loss 0.5 cents to close at 16.5 US cents with the swapping of 25,050 units, Transjamaican Highway remained at 0.85 of a US cent with an exchange of 110,631 stocks.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% carved out a gain of 9 US cents in closing at US$1.50 and trading 1,030 units and JMMB Group 6% closed at US$1.02, with 13,620 shares changing hands.

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

All round gains for JSE Main market

The major market indices rose in trading on Monday after investors expended 32 percent fewer funds in trading 11 percent less volume than on Friday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market after slightly more shares fell than gained.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 1,389.55 points to 428,311.48, the Main Index rose 1,200.38 points to 390,612.24 and the JSE Financial Index gained just 0.13 points to 100.59.
Trading ended with 48 securities changing hands compared to 44 on Friday and closed with prices of 18 stocks rising, 22 declining and eight remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio averaged 16.6 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 5,906,893 shares for $25,643,760, down from 6,649,726 units at $37,545,320 on Friday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 48 percent of total volume for 2.83 million shares followed by Pulse Investments, 11.1 percent with 655,714 units and Transjamaican Highway 10.3 percent with 608,465 shares.
Trading for the day averaged 123,060 units at $534,245, compared to an average of 151,130 shares at $853,303 on Friday. Trading month to date averaged 307,009 units at $1,049,528 for each security, in contrast to 326,985 units at $1,105,486 on Friday. Trading in December averaged 455,206 units at $7,774,631.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Berger Paints rose 50 cents to $14, after exchanging 51 shares, Eppley gained 55 cents to end at $22.60 trading 3,851 units. Grace Kennedy closed 45 cents higher at $65, finishing with a transfer of 10,801 shares, Jamaica Broilers shed 89 cents to end at $27.50, with an exchange of 18,995 units, Jamaica Producers advanced by $1.40 to $21, in trading 23,808 stock units. JMMB Group ended 96 cents lower at $32.53, with 51,400 stocks crossing the exchange, Kingston Wharves climbed $1.24 to $48, in switching ownership of 4,055 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities shed 64 cents to $7.05 trading 16,542 stocks. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $12.99 to $137.01, in an exchange of 387 stock units, NCB Financial fell by $1 to $138, with the swapping of 39,251 shares, 138 Student Living lost 45 cents to end at $4.44, with 90 stocks changing hands, Palace Amusement declined by $10.10 to $1,089.90, in exchanging 123 stock units. Pan Jam Investment closed at $68, after losing $2.17 and trading 4,017 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 70 cents to $8.95, in a transfer of 250 stocks, Salada Foods advanced to $35, with gains of $1.80 in switching ownership of 44,051 stock units. Scotia Group fell $1.90 to $42.10, exchanging 8,179 shares and Seprod gained 30 cents, ending at $63.80 after 10,198 stocks crossed the exchange.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.75% preference share lost 50 cents in ending at $6.50 and trading 2,000 stock units and Eppley 7.5% preference share shed $1 to close at $6, after exchanging 1,717 units.

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