JSE majors break losing streak

Rising stocks edged out decliners on Friday, sending the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange higher at the close with a slightly higher value of trades than on Thursday and disrupted the market decline of the previous four days.  
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 962.01 points to close at 532,029.73, the JSE Market Index gained 855.61 points to 484,443.02 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.58 points to 130.96.
The market closed with 40 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with the prices of 15 advancing, 13 declining and 12 trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 37 securities accounting for 33,972,337 units valued at $135,349,407 in contrast to 49,111,069 units valued at $124,613,707 from 41 securities on Thursday.
Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 12 million shares for 35 percent of total volume, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 10.7 million units for 31.5 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Manufacturing and Distribution with 4.7 million shares for 14 percent of the market’s volume after the stock hit an intraday low of 80 cents. The only other stocks trading more than one million units were QWI Investments with 3 million units with the price trading at an intraday low of 80 cents and Scotia Group with 1.2 million shares.
The Market closed with an average of 918,171 units for $3,658,092 for each security traded, in contrast to 1,197,409 units valued at an average of $3,035,972 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 715,931 units valued at $2,747,993 for each security changing hands compared to 669,453 units valued at $2,538,839 for each security traded. Trading in January resulted in an average of 626,134 units valued at $3,511,981 for each security.
 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 19.4, while the Main Market ended at 18.6 times 2019 earnings.
In the prime market, Berger Paints gained 50 cents to close at $17 after trading 2,616 stock units, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.85 to $69, with 4,574 shares changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund lost 46 cents after swapping 550 units and closed at $37.04. Grace Kennedy lost of 90 cents and settled at $68.60, in transferring 8,617 shares, Jamaica Broilers ended 99 cents lower to $33.01, in exchanging 29,612 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange slid $2 to $29, after trading 54,034 shares, Kingston Wharves added $2.54 to end at $66.01, with an exchange of 1,366 units, Mayberry Investments closed 40 cents lower to $7, in swapping 37,457 shares. Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained 40 cents to settle at $11, after transferring 53,346 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy advanced $4.50 to end at $194.50, in trading 200 units, NCB Financial lost $5 to close at $182, with 54,453 shares changing hands. PanJam Investment lost 49 cents to settle at $99.51, in an exchange of 4,947 units, Proven Investments slipped 80 cents to $46.20, trading 11,741 units, Pulse Investments closed at $7, losing 50 cents after hitting a record high of $8.50 with a transfer of 76,200 shares. Sagicor Group closed 50 cents lower to end at $66, with 51,954 shares changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended 60 cents higher at $9.60 after trading 600 units, Scotia Group transferred 1,208,696 shares to close at $54.50, after gaining $1.50. Sygnus Credit Investments closed 50 cents higher to end at $25, with 13,607 shares changing hands and Wisynco Group shed 94 cents to end at $21.56, in swapping 339,994 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 32,514 units valued at over US$9,281. The market index advanced 10.01 points to close at 230.58. JMMB Group 6% preference share traded 2,095 units at US$1, Proven Investments gained 2.5 cents to close at 31 US cents, with 14,850 units changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 18 US cents, after transferring 15,569 units.

More corrections for Main Market

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange stretched its losing streak into the fourth day the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index shedding 2,281.59 points to close at 531,067.72, the JSE Market Index falling 2,132.31 points to 483,587.41.
At the close of trading, JSE Financial Index lost just 0.18 points to close at 131.54, a reflection that stocks in this segment of the market remain relatively stable on Thursday.
The market closed with 45 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with the prices of 14 advancing, 16 declining and 15 trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 41 securities accounting for 49,111,069 units valued at $124,613,707 in contrast to 12,415,818 units valued at $141,179,331 from 43 securities on Wednesday.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund dominated trading with 24.3 million shares for 49.5 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 12.3 million units for 25 percent of the day’s trade, and QWI Investments with 5.9 million shares for 12 percent of the market’s volume. Sagicor Select Manufacturing and Distribution was the only stock trading more than 1 million units, ending the day with 4.3 million shares.
The Market closed with an average of 1,197,409 units valued at an average of $3,035,972 for each security traded, in contrast to 288,740 units valued at an average of $3,283,240 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 669,453 units valued at $2,538,839 for each security changing hands compared to 489,068 units valued at 2,376,829 for each security traded. Trading in January resulted in an average of 626,134 units valued at $3,511,981 for each security.
 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 19.4, while the Main Market ended at 18.7 times the 2019 earnings.
In the Main Market, Barita Investments gained $1.90 to close at $70, after exchanging 20,047 shares, Eppley lost 40 cents to settle at $13.80 after trading 195 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund slid to $37.50, with a loss of $3.57 swapping 6,340 shares. Jamaica Broilers closed $1 lower to $34, with 41,583 shares changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 50 cents trading 81,502 shares to close at $31, JMMB Group declined by $3 to $43, in transferring 112,651 shares. Kingston Wharves climbed $2.40 to $63.47, with an exchange of 3,773 units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $6, ending at $190 after 858 units changed hands, NCB Financial lost $2 to end at $187, in trading 211,865 shares, PanJam Investment lost $1 to settle at $100, with an exchange of 3,124 shares. Proven Investments rose to $47, with gains of $2.50 in trading 9,744 units, Pulse Investments closed at $7.50, climbing $1.50 after a transfer of 510,319 shares, Sagicor Group gained 50 cents to end at $66.50, with 23,173 shares crossing the market. Scotia Group dropped $1.50 after trading 150,064 shares to close at $53, Stanley Motta rose 70 cents to $5.75 trading 6,768 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments lost $1 to end at $24.50, with 29,744 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 9,740 units valued at over US$2,707, with the market index declining 2.16 points to close at 220.57. JMMB Group 5.75% preference share traded 230 units at US$2, JMMB Group 6% preference share exchanged 21 units at US$1, Proven Investments gained 1.3 cents to close at 28.5 US cents, with 5,260 units changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 17.99 US cents, after transferring 4,229 units.

JSE Main Market 3 days 16,000 points plunge

Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market plunged at the close of trading on Wednesday and, in the process, pulled JSE All Jamaican Composite Index down 16,165 points in three days and the JSE Market Index down by 14,744 points.
At the close of the market on Wednesday, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dived 6,722.84 points to close at 533,349.31, the JSE Market Index declined 6,069.73 points to 485,719.72 and the JSE Financial Index fell 1.22 points to 131.72. At the close, and Portland JSX closed at 52 weeks’ high while 138 Student Living traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $6 and QWI investments closed at a 52 weeks’ low of 88 cents.
The market closed with 45 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with the prices of 13 advancing, 22 declining and 10 trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 43 securities trading and accounting for 12,415,818 units valued at $141,179,331 in contrast to 17,558,523 units valued at $50,385,050 from 37 securities changing hands on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 3.4 million shares for 27 percent of total volume, followed by QWI Investments Limited with 2.5 million units for 20 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Manufacturing and Distribution with 2.4 million shares for 19 percent of the market’s volume. Sagicor Select Financial Fund was the sole stock trading more than 1 million units ending the day with 1.8 million shares.
The Market closed with an average of 288,740 units valued at an average of $3,283,240 for each security traded, in contrast to 474,555 units valued at an average of $1,361,758 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 489,068 units valued at 2,376,829 for each security changing hands compared to 600,940 units valued at 1,856,625 for each security traded. Trading in January resulted in an average of 626,134 units valued at $3,511,981 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 three with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 19.5, while the Main Market ended at 18.7 times 2019 earnings.
In the Main Market, Barita Investments shed $1.90 in settling at $68.10, with 18,336 units changing hands, Caribbean Cement slid to $67.09, losing $2.91 in transferring 7,543 shares, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $4.07 to $41.07 trading 12,165 shares, Grace Kennedy dropped $4.49 to end at $69.51, after swapping 665,580 shares. Jamaica Broilers lost 99 cents exchanging 5,511 shares in closing at $35, Jamaica Stock Exchange slid to $30.50 with a loss of $1.50 trading 42,453 shares, JMMB Group lost 40 cents to close at $46 while transferring 141,054 shares. Mayberry Jamaican Equities ended at $10.60, after losing 40 cents exchanging 18,785 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed $6 to $196, after swapping 2,000 units, PanJam Investment closed $1 higher to $101, with 28,085 shares changing hands, Proven Investments dropped $4.50 to settle at $44.50, after trading 18,085 units. Sagicor Group fell by $1 to $66, in exchanging 23,432 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 60 cents and closed at $9, after transferring 9,650 units, Salada Foods lost $1 to end at $30, with and exchange of 4,400 shares Scotia. Group moved 78,726 shares at $54.50, after falling $2.50, Seprod lost 93 cents to finish at $45.07 after a swap of 5,521 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments gained $1 to end at $25.50, with 47,837 shares changing hands. Victoria Mutual Investments closed at $10.27, with a loss of 67 cents while trading 188,182 shares and Wisynco Group lost 50 cents, transferring 70,723 units to end the day’s trading at $22.50.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 36,279 units valued at over US$10,361. The market index dropped 12.49 points to close at 222.73. Proven Investments lost 4.3 cents to close at 27.2 US cents exchanging 35,743 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments gained 1 cent trading 986 units, to end at 18 US cents.

JSE Main Market dives again

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market indices dropped back again on Tuesday after suffering pulling back on Monday, with more than twice the number of stocks declining versus those advancing.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined 4,862.18 points to close at 540,072.15, the JSE Market Index fell 4,352.68 points to 491,789.45 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.45 points to 132.94.
The market closed with 42 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with the prices of 9 advancing, 23 declining and 10 trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 37 securities accounting for 17,558,523 units for a sum of $50,385,050 in contrast to 28,713,834 units valued at $92,575,039 from 40 securities on Monday.
 Sagicor Select Financial Fund dominated trading with 7.7 million shares for 44 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 5.8 million units for 33 percent of the day’s trade, and Sagicor Select Manufacturing and Distribution Fund with 1.86 million shares for 10.6 percent of the market’s volume. QWI Investments was the sole stock trading more than 1 million units ending the day with an exchange of 1.2 million units.
 The Market closed with an average of 474,555 units valued at an average of $1,361,758 for each security traded, in contrast to 717,846 units valued at an average of $2,314,376 on Monday. Trading in January resulted in an average of 626,134 units valued at $3,511,981 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 four closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 19.6, while the Main Market ended at 18.8 times 2019 earnings.
In the prime market, Barita Investments closed $1.50 lower to $70, after transferring 20,290 units, Caribbean Cement shed $4 to end at $70, with an exchange of 3,166 shares, Jamaica Broilers gained $1.99 in swapping 11,044 stock units and closed at $35.99. Jamaica Producers lost $1 to settle at $25 trading 18,659 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained $1.50, rising to $32 with 86,224 units changing hands, JMMB Group climbed to $46.40, after rising 40 cents in transferring 93,611 shares. Kingston Wharves dived $8 to $61 while trading 7,712 stock units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined $5 to $190, in exchanging 212 shares, 138 Student Living closed 72 cents higher at $4.97 after trading 33,100 stock units. PanJam Investment lost $1 to close at $100 in transferring 13,154 shares, Pulse Investments ended 41 cents lower to $6.06, after trading 22,656 units, Sagicor Group dropped $1 to $67, after swapping 31,808 stock units. Salada Foods lost $1 to close at $31, with 1,130 shares changing hands, Scotia Group transferred 4,797 units at $46, after losing $1, Seprod closed $1 lower at $46 after exchanging 4,797 shares. Supreme Ventures declined $1.35 to end at $21.60, in swapping 9,714 units, Sygnus Credit Investments shed $2 to $24.50, with 21,007 shares changing hands and Victoria Mutual Investments gained 84 cents to end at $10.94, in trading 106,620 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 216,868 units valued at over US$36,463. The market index climbed 1.31 points to close at 235.22. JMMB Group 6% preference share closed with an exchange of 184 units at US$1, Margaritaville gained 4 US cents after trading 288 units at 35 US cents. Proven Investments lost half of a cent to close at 31.5 US cents trading 12,408 shares, Sterling Investments ended at 2.4 US cents after losing 0.6 of a cent, in transferring 25,378 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments gained half of a cent to close at 17 US cents.

JSE Main Market drops back – Monday

Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered a sharp decline in prices of some stocks at the close of trading on Monday, as prices adjust from the end of month price-fixing on Friday gone.  
At the close, Sagicor Group sustained dropped $11.95 and erased the $10.95 gained of Friday. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy shed $7 followed by Eppley Caribbean Property Fund and Jamaica Broilers with losses of $4.53 and $4.75, respectively.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 4,579.73 points to close at 544,934.33, the JSE Market Index declined 4,321.20 points to 496,142.13 and the JSE Financial Index slid 2.26 points to 133.39.
The market closed with 44 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with the prices of 13 advancing, 20 declining and 11 trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 40 securities accounting for 28,713,834 units for $92,575,039 in contrast to 25,178,696 units valued at $85,865,743 from 41 securities on Friday.
 Wigton Windfarm led trading with 12.4 million shares for 43 percent of total volume, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 7.4 million units for 26 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Manufacturing and Distribution Fund with 5.7 million shares for 20 percent of the market’s volume. QWI Investments exchanged 1.24 million units and was the only other stock trading more than one million shares on Monday.
 The Market closed with an average of 717,846 units valued at an average of $2,314,376 for each security traded, in contrast to 614,115 units valued at an average of $2,094,286 on Friday. Trading in January resulted in an average of 626,134 units valued at $3,511,981 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 19.5, while the Main Market ended at 18.7 times 2019 earnings.
In the Main Market, Barita Investments gained 50 cents to close at $71.50 after exchanging 5,705 units, Caribbean Cement ended 50 cents lower to settle at $74 trading 9,203 shares, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $4.53 to $37, with 6,610 units changing hands. Grace Kennedy closed at $74, after losing 50 cents in transferring 17,183 shares, Jamaica Broilers lost $4.75 to end at $34 in swapping 112,264 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed $1.50 to settle at $30.50 trading 12,476 shares. JMMB Group lost 50 cents to end at $46, in transferring 69,116 shares. Kingston Properties slid $1.30 to $6.20, after exchanging 8,009 shares, Kingston Wharves advanced $3 to end at $69, with 141 units traded, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy tumbled to $195, with a loss of $7 after swapping 121 units. PanJam Investment gained $1 in transferring 2,697 shares and closed at $101, Proven Investments closed 60 cents lower at $49, with 3,166 shares changing hands, Sagicor Group plunged to $68, after losing $11.95 trading 75,067 shares, Scotia Group gained $1.30 to settle at $57 transferring 244,916 shares. Seprod closed 90 cents higher at $47, exchanging 17,379 shares. Stanley Motta lost 71 cents to end at $5, in swapping 6,000 units, Victoria Mutual Investments ended at $10.10, with a loss of 60 cents trading 151,461 shares and Wisynco Group closed the day’s trade at $23, after falling 35 cents in transferring 106,046 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 12,708 units valued at over US$11,897. The market index gained 3.43 points to close at 233.91. JMMB Group 5.75 % preference share closed at US$2 with 5,000 units changing hands, Proven Investments exchanged 4,377 shares at 32 US cents, Sterling Investments swapped 395 units at 3 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments gained 0.5 US cents to settle at 0.165 US cents in trading 2,936 shares.

Volatile price movement

Volatility continues to hit the Jamaica stock market, with Sagicor Group jumping $10.95, Caribbean Cement rising $5.50, Eppley Carib Fund rising $4.53 and Scotia Group increasing by $1.70 on Friday, as the JSE Main Market continues to consolidate.
The Main Market of the continued to trek upward, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advancing 1,739.78 points to close at 549,514.06, the JSE Market Index added 1,697.56 points to 500,463.33 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.78 points to 135.65.
The market closed with 45 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with the prices of 18 advancing, 16 declining and 11 trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 41 securities accounting for 25,178,696 units valued at $85,865,743 in contrast to 15,500,355 units valued at $47,239,549 from 38 securities on Thursday.
Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 11.7 million shares for 47 percent of total volume. Sagicor Select Financial Fund followed with 7.1 million units for 28 percent of the day’s trade, and QWI Investments with 1.8 million shares for 7 percent of the market’s volume.
The Market closed with an average of 614,115 units valued at an average of $2,094,286 for each security traded, in contrast to 407,904 units at $1,243,146 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 626,134 units valued at $3,511,981 for each security changing hands, compared to 626,696 units valued at $3,584,638 for each security traded. Trading in December resulted in an average of 595,143 units valued at $9,344,514 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 16 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 20, while the Main Market ended at 19.3 times 2019 earnings.
In the Main Market, Barita Investments closed $1 lower to $71, with 24,067 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement advanced $5.50 to $74.50 trading 50,898 shares. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $4.53 to $41.53 transferring 3,400 units, Jamaica Broilers jumped $3.75 to $38.75, in swapping 101,867 units, Jamaica Producers ended $1 higher to $26, with an exchange of 12,360 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained $1.50 to settle at $32 trading 14,194 shares. JMMB Group rose 50 cents to $46.50, in exchanging 60,083 shares, Kingston Wharves dropped $2 to end at $66, in transferring 4,310 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained 70 cents to close at $11.20, with 749,858 shares changing hands. NCB Financial declined by 57 cents to $188.98, after with 55,928 shares changing hands, PanJam Investment lost 90 cents transferring 9,892 shares and closed at $100, Sagicor Group soared $10.95 to $79.95 in exchanging 61,692 shares. Scotia Group closed at $55.70, after gaining $1.70 after swapping 31,812 shares, Seprod lost 90 cents transferring 15,552 shares to end at $46.10, Sygnus Credit Investments closed 50 cents higher to $26.50, with an exchange of 37,121 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments ended the day’s at $10.70, after rising 92 cents and trading 207,567 units.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 235,954 units valued at over US$135,101. The market index slipped 1.73 points to close at 230.48. JMMB Group 5.75 % preference share lost 10 US cents to close at US$2 after trading 2,785 units, JMMB Group 6 % preference share ended 4 US cents lower after swapping 82,532 units and settled at US$1. Margaritaville traded 3,000 units at 31 US cents, after losing 1 cent and Proven Investments lost 1 cent to end at 32 US cents in transferring 147,637 units.

JSE Main Market volume drops

Volume trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange fell sharply to half of Wednesday’s level while the value of all stocks trading fell to just 15 percent of that on Wednesday.
The JSE Main Market activity ended with 38 securities accounting for 15,500,355 units valued at just $47,239,549 in contrast to 31,689,008 units valued at $315,401,563 from 37 securities on Wednesday.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 2,193.77 points to 547,774.28, the JSE Market Index added 1,969.79 points to close at 498,765.77 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.22 points to end at 134.87.
Trading closed with 42 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with the prices of 8 advancing, 26 declining and eight trading firm.
Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 7.6 million shares for 49 percent of total volume, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 3.7 million units for 24 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Manufacturing and Distribution Fund with 1.2 million shares for 7.6 percent of market volume. QWI Investments, with 1.015 million shares, was the only other stock trading more than one million units.
The market closed with an average of 407,904 units at $1,243,146 for each security traded, in contrast to 856,460 units valued at an average of $8,524,367 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 626,696 units valued at $3,584,638for each security changing hands, compared to 636,606 units valued at $3,530,001 for each security traded. Trading in December resulted in an average of 595,143 units valued at $9,344,514 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 three closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 19.5, while the Main Market ended at 18.7 times the 2019 earnings.
In the Main Market, Barita Investments climbed $2 to $72 in transferring 42,496 shares, Berger Paints lost 50 cents to close at $16.50, with an exchange of just 90 units, Caribbean Cement settled at $69, having lost $1 in trading 2,432 shares. Grace Kennedy lost 39 cents to close at $74.61, with 5,584 units changing hands, Jamaica Producers gained 50 cents to end at $25, after transferring 3,024 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped $2.30 to settle at $30.50 trading 98,732 shares. JMMB Group slipped $1 to $46, with an exchange of 86,252 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities closed $1 lower to $10.50 transferring 21,350 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy fell $6 to end at $202, after swapping 106 units. NCB Financial Group declined by 25 cents to  $189.55, after exchanging 20,814 shares, Sagicor Group ended at $69, after a loss of $1, in trading 71,403 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 80 cents to settle at $9.80, with 204,747 shares changing hands. Seprod lost $1 transferring 10,826 shares to close at $47, Sygnus Credit Investments closed 50 cents lower to $26, with an exchange of 2,474 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments ended the day’s trade at $9.78, after losing 75 cents in trading 329,895 units.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 34,345 units valued at over US$11,249. The market index declined 5.47 points to close at 232.21. JMMB Group 5.75% preference share closed at US$2.10, with 1,600 units changing hands. Margaritaville Turks traded 14,000 units at 32 US cents, Proven Investments lost 2 US cents to settle at 31 US cents after transferring 3,745 units and Sygnus Credit Investments gained just under 1 US cent in trading 15,000 units to end at 16 US cents.

Gains for JSE Main Market

Market activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday resulted in the primary indices regaining some of the ground lost on Tuesday.
JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 3,933.74 points to close at 545,580.51, the JSE Market Index rose 3,479.77 points to 496,795.98 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.13 points to 134.65.
The market closed with 40 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with the prices of 18 advancing, 15 declining and 7 trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 37 securities accounting 31,689,008 units valued at $315,401,563 in contrast to 59,431,667 units valued at $248,389,025 from 39 securities on Tuesday.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund dominated trading with 10.6 million shares 34 percent of total volume, followed by Sagicor Select Manufacturing and Distribution with 9.2 million units for 29 percent of the day’s trade, and JMMB Group with 4.3 million shares for 14 percent of the market’s volume. Stocks trading more than one million units were Carreras with 1.1 million shares, QWI Investments with 1.6 million and Wigton Windfarm with 2.6 million.
The Market closed with an average of 856,460 units valued at an average of $8,524,367 for each security traded, in contrast to 1,606,261 units at an average of $6,713,217 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 636,606 units valued at $3,530,001 for each security changing hands, compared to 626,463 units valued at $3,287,493 for each security traded. Trading in December resulted in an average of 595,143 units valued at $9,344,514 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 19.7, while the Main Market ended at 18.9 times 2019 earnings.
In the prime market, Barita Investments closed 50 cents lower to $70, with 59,808 units changing hands, Berger gained 45 cents to settle at $17 trading 600 stock units, Caribbean Cement ended $1 higher at $70, in transferring 1,921 shares. Carreras closed at $8, after gaining 50 cents exchanging 1,126,500 shares, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund fell $1.03 to $37, in swapping 19,450 stock units, Grace Kennedy climbed to $75, after gaining $5 trading 7,756 units, Jamaica Producers lost 50 cents to end at $24.50, with an exchange of 1,600 shares. Kingston Wharves rose by $2 to $68 after transferring 1,318 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dived $22 to settle at $208, with 291 stock units changing hands, NCB Financial rose by $3.90 to $189.80, after swapping 212,529 shares, PanJam Investment lost $1 to end at $101 trading 3,401 stock units. Proven Investments added 60 cents to close at $49.60, in an exchange of 30,331 shares, Scotia Group ended the day’s trade at $54, after losing $2.10 and trading 70,606 units, Seprod gained $2 in transferring 13,957 stock units to end at $48. Supreme Ventures closed $1.99 higher at $23, with an exchange of 14,810 shares. Sygnus Credit Investments climbed $1.50 to $26.50, in swapping 6,031 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments closed 99 cents lower to $10.53, after exchanging 331,360 units and Wisynco Group added $1.65 to settle at $23.50 trading 251,469 shares. Productivity Business Solution preference share, fell $20 to a 52 weeks’ low of $80 with 10,000 shares trading.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 6,663 units valued at over US$1,170. The market index advanced 7.18 points to close at 237.68. Proven Investments gained 2 US cents to close at 33 US cents, with an exchange of 1,000 units, Sterling Investments exchanged 500 units at 3 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 0.6 of a cent in trading 5,163 units to end at 15.4 US cents.

6,000 points JSE all Jamaica Index slash

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined sharply at the close of trading on Tuesday, knocking over 6,000 points from the market, as one stock each closed at a 52 weeks’ high and low.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 6,294.13 points to close at 541,646.77, the JSE Market Index dived 5,702.93 points to 493,316.21 and the JSE Financial Index lost 1.10 points to 134.52.
The market closed with 45 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with the prices of 10 advancing, 24 declining and 5 trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 37 securities accounting 59,431,667 units valued at $248,389,025 in contrast to 36,855,891 units valued at $103,713,861 from 42 securities on Monday.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund dominated trading with 40.9 million shares, for 69 percent of total volume. Wigton Windfarm followed with 8.9 million units for 15 percent of the day’s trade and QWI Investments with 2.1 million shares for 3.6 percent of the market’s volume as it closed at an all-time low of 89 cents. Stocks trading more than one million units were Carreras with 1 million shares, Grace Kennedy with 1 million, JMMB Group with 1.5 million and Sagicor Select Manufacturing and Distribution Fund with 1.9 million.
The Market closed with an average of 1,606,261 units valued at an average of $6,713,217 for each security traded, in contrast to 877,521 units valued at an average of $2,469,378 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 626,463 units valued at $3,287,493 for each security changing hands, compared to 579,074 units valued at $3,112,683 for each security traded. Trading in December resulted in an average of 595,143 units valued at $9,344,514 for each security.
 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 19.6, while the Main Market ended at 18.9 times the 2019 earnings.
In the prime market, Barita Investments lost 50 cents to close at $70.50 after trading 14,125 units, Carreras dropped 64 cents lower to a 52 weeks’ low of $7.50, with an exchange of 1,016,361 shares, Grace Kennedy tumbled $7.50 to $70, in swapping 1,003,358 shares. Jamaica Broilers closed $2 lower to $35 after transferring 141,357 shares, Jamaica Producers dropped $1.01 to end at $25, with 42,437 units changing hands. JMMB Group lost 50 cents, trading 1,464,220 shares to close at $47. Kingston Wharves climbed $5 to $66, in swapping 2,745 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities ended at $11.50, after losing 40 cents and transferring 1,252 units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy lost $1 to settle at $230, with and exchange of 230 units, NCB Financial Group, lost $3.60 and ended at $185.90 after trading 31,257 shares. PanJam Investment gained $1 to end at $102, with 33,318 units changing hands, Portland JSX added 50 cents to finish at a 52 weeks’ high of $9.50, in swapping 23,255 units, Proven Investments closed $1 higher to $49, in an exchange of 3,299 shares, Sagicor Group lost 99 cents to close at $70 trading 145,285 shares. Scotia Group settled at $56.10, after losing 88 cents in exchanging 16,726 shares, Seprod dropped $3 trading 4,200 shares and ended at $46, Supreme Ventures closed $1.99 lower to $21.01, with 81,460 units changing hands. Sygnus Credit Investments lost $1.50 to close at $25, in transferring 62,072 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments ended $1.29 lower to $11.52, trading 414,870 units and Wisynco Group gained 85 cents, after swapping 457,653 shares and closed at $21.85.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 135,360 units valued at over US$42,019. The market index nosedived 11 points to close at 230.50 with Margaritaville trading 4,700 units to close at 32 US cents, after gaining half of 1 US cent and Proven Investments losing 3 US cents to settle at 31 US cents, with 130,660 units changing hands.

JSE Main Market picks up 3,000 points

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Monday with gains in the two major indices as the market continues its daily seesaw movement.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 2,954.43 points to close at 547,940.90, the JSE Market Index gained 2,657.81 points to 499,019.14 and the JSE Financial Index climbed 1.53 points to 135.62.
The market closed with 45 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with the prices of 14 advancing, 20 declining and 11 trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 42 securities accounting 36,855,891 units for $103,713,861 in contrast to 22,042,921 units valued at $194,024,950 from 41 securities on Friday.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund dominated trading with 17.5 million shares for 47.5 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 10.7 million units for 29 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Manufacturing and Distribution Fund with 3.3 million shares for 9 percent of the market’s volume. QWI Investments with 1.3 million shares and 3 percent of the market trade, was the only other stock trading more than one million units, as it closed at an all-time low of 93 cents.
The Market closed with an average of 877,521 units valued at an average of $2,469,378 for each security traded, in contrast to 537,632 units valued at an average of $4,732,316 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 579,074 units valued at $3,112,683 for each security changing hands, compared to 561,737 units valued at $3,152,220 for each security traded. Trading in December resulted in an average of 595,143 units valued at $9,344,514 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 19.8, while the Main Market ended at 19.1 times the 2019 earnings.
In the prime market, Barita Investments lost 35 cents to close at $71, in an exchange of 8,892 units, Caribbean Cement dropped $3 to $69 in trading 4,744 shares, Eppley closed 50 cents higher to $14, with 520,474 shares changing hands. Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.51 to $37, in swapping 201,824 shares, Jamaica Producers lost 49 cents to end at $26.01, transferring 100 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $33, after losing $1 exchanging 79,592 shares. JMMB Group
gained $2.50 trading 92,261 shares and closed at $47.50, Kingston Wharves tumbled $8 to $61, in exchanging 1,258 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities rose 88 cents to $11.90, after transferring 5,280 units. NCB Financial closed at $189.50, after losing $3.50 in trading 70,527 shares, PanJam Investment closed $1 lower at $101, with 17,178 units changing hands, Portland JSX gained 58 cents to settle at $9, in swapping 5,000 units, Proven Investments closed $1.50 lower at $48, in an exchange of 6,879 shares. Pulse Investments gained 95 cents to settle at $6.65, in transferring 171,832 shares. Sagicor Group added 99 cents to end at $70.99, with a transfer of 195,354 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 35 cents to settle at $9 trading 52,137 shares, Scotia Group advanced to $56.98, having gained $3.97 in exchanging 12,100 shares. Supreme Ventures closed $1 higher to end at $23, with 45,273 units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 43 cents to close at $26.50, in swapping 46,961 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments closed 64 cents lower to $12.81 trading 391,531 units and Wisynco Group slipped $1.50 to $21, with 204,925 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 25,203 units valued at over US$10,758. The market index advanced 8 points to close at 241.59. JMMB Group 5.75% traded 3,000 units at US$2.10, Proven Investments gained 1 US cents to close at 34 US cents in exchanging 4,714 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 1 US cent to end at 16 US cents in swapping 17,489 shares.