Stocks gained on the JSE Main Market

More stocks rose than fell on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market when trading ended on Friday, with the market rising after an exchange of 49 percent more shares, costing just 13 percent more than on Thursday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 738.24 points to 412,694.72. The Main Index rose 489.74 points to 376,431.65 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.54 points to settle at 99.48.
Trading ended with 47 securities changing hands compared to 48 on Thursday and closed with the prices of 18 stocks rising, 19 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.6 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 53,049,972 shares for $75,272,612 compared to 35,657,782 units at $66,458,232 on Thursday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 56.7 percent of total volume with 30.06 million shares, followed by Radio Jamaica with 37.7 percent accounting for 20.03 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 2.2 percent or 1.19 million shares.
Trading ended with an average of 1,128,723 units changing hands at $1,601,545 for each security, in comparison to an average of 742,870 shares at $1,384,547 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 427,526 units at $5,067,972 for each security,in contrast to 376,667 units at $5,319,395. Trading for the month to date is well above September’s average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement climbed $3.46 to close at $45.96, trading 3,358 shares, Eppley shed 51 cents to end at $17.50, with 35,000 stock units changing hands, First Rock Capital closed at $12.34, with a loss of 55 cents after investors swapped 6,343 stock units. Key Insurance lost $1 to settle at $7.50, trading 272,882 shares, Kingston Wharves declined by $3.39 to close at $44.60, with 664 units crossing the exchange, Mayberry Investments shed 58 cents in exchanging 15,208 stock units and closed at $5.42. Mayberry Jamaican Equities ended at $7.60, with gains of $1.10 trading 35,292 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy fell $24 to $145, in an exchange of 96 units, NCB Financial gained 47 cents to settle at $136.50, after the transfer of 19,767 shares. Palace Amusement climbed $10 to $1,480 in trading just one unit, Portland JSX gained 80 cents to close at $9, with 602 stock units crossing the market, Proven Investments lost 62 cents in the exchange of 3,811 units to finish at $38. Sagicor Group closed $2.35 higher at $46.40, with 10,789 stock units changing hands, Salada Foods dropped $6 to $20, trading 5 units, Scotia Group climbed $2.43 to close at $48.44, with an exchange of 1,242 units. Seprod dipped $1.48 to $58.50 in trading 89,547 shares and Sterling Investments gained 47 cents to end at $3.80 in trading 1,000 units.

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

Wigton Windfarm dominates trading

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Thursday, with the market declining after an exchange of 53 percent more shares valued 78 percent less than on Wednesday as Wigton Windfarm accounted for just under 90 percent of the day’s volume.

Wigton closed at anew high of $1

Wigton traded nearly 90% of shares on Thursday.

At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 2,930.79 points to 411,956.48, the Main Index dropped 2,537.24 points to 375,941.91, while the JSE Financial Index lost 0.64 points to settle at 98.94.
Trading ended with 48 securities changing hands compared to 44 on Wednesday and closed with the prices of 17 stocks rising, 25 declining and six remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.5 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 35,657,782 shares for $66,458,232  compared to 23,292,101 units at $301,807,924 on Wednesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 89.9 percent of the total volume of 32.07 million shares, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.8 percent for just 658,539 units and Transjamaican Highway with 605,527 units for 1.7 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 742,870 units changing hands at $1,384,547 for each security, compared to an average of 529,366 shares at  $6,859,271 on Wednesday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 376,667  units at $5,319,395 for each security, in contrast to  347,371 units at $5,634,183. Trading month to date is well ahead of September’s average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement fell $1.50 to settle at $42.50, in clearing the market with 19,755 shares, Eppley shed 99 cents to end at $18.01 trading 3,000 units, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.98 to $27.98, with 49,510 shares passing through the market. Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 65 cents to close at $18.15, in an exchange of 5,405 stock units, Key Insurance fell $1.10 to $8.50 after clearing the market with 581,674 stock units, Kingston Properties climbed $1.25 to $7.50 after trading 237 units. Margaritaville climbed $4.83 to settle at a 52 weeks’ high of $37.04 after an exchange of 906 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities shed 90 cents, clearing the market with 10,444 stock units to end at $6.50, NCB Financial traded at $136.03, with a loss of 47 cents after 6,827 units passed through the market. Palace Amusement added $20 to close at $1,470 in an exchange of 37 units,  Proven Investments settled at $38.62, after losing $1.38 with 14,591 stock units changed hands, Salada Foods gained 90 cents to close at $26, with an exchange of 14,663 stocks. Scotia Group lost 31 cents and ending at $46.01, with 41,370 shares changing hands, Seprod dropped $7 to $59.98, trading 187,632 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 50 cents to close at $18, trading 135,856 units and Wisynco Group gained 60 cents after exchanging 40,127 shares to settle at $16.60.
In the preference segment of the Main Market, JMMB Group 7% lost 32 cents to end at 52 weeks’ low of $1.35, in an exchange of 58,000 shares and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share closed at $101, with a loss of $1 trading 60 units.

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

More gains for JSE Main Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Wednesday, with the market rising marginally after more stocks declined than rising in an exchange of 455 percent more shares, with a 757 percent rise in value than on Tuesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index gained 35.98 points to 414,887.27, the Main Index rose 193.22 points to 378,479.15, while the JSE Financial Index shed 0.39 points to settle at 99.58.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands compared to 42 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 14 stocks rising, 21 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at  15.3 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 23,292,101 shares for $301,807,924  compared to 4,197,312 units at $35,206,443 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm led with 41.4 percent of total volume, trading 9.65 million shares, followed by Jamaica Broilers with 35.4 percent as 8.25 million units traded, Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 6.5 percent after 1.52 million units changed hands and Transjamaican Highway accounting for 4.8 percent with 1.12 million units.
Trading ended with an average of 529,366 units at $6,859,271 for each security compared to an average of 99,936 shares at $838,249 on Tuesday. The average trade for October to date ended at 347,371 units at $5,634,183 for each security, in contrast to 332,968 units at $5,537,233. Trading month to date is well up on  September’s average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints gained 55 cents to settle at $12.30, exchanging 63 shares, Caribbean Cement fell $1.01 to $44, trading 39,214 units, Eppley rose $1 to $19, with 38,500 stocks crossing the market. First Rock Capital gained 71 cents to close at $12.89, with 57,770 shares passing changing hands, Jamaica Broilers slid 90 cents to $26, in exchanging 8,253,792 stock units, JMMB Group finished at $29.73, with gains of 85 cents and ending, with 39,190 shares crossing the market. Kingston Properties fell $1.25 to $6.25 after finishing with 3,970 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities shed 40 cents to close at $7.40, in trading 12,734 stock, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy rose $29 to $169 after trading 100 units. NCB Financial Group declined $1.50 in closing at $136.50, with an exchange of 139,361 shares, Palace Amusement lost $39 and closed at $1,450, trading 15 units, Proven Investments dropped $1.25 to end at $40, in an exchange of 9,400 stock units. Sagicor Group fell $1.79 to $44.11 trading 22,550 shares, Scotia Group dropped $2.18 to $46.32, in trading 3,235 units, Seprod climbed $8.48 to a 52 weeks’ closing high of $66.98 after hitting a new high of $70, with investors swapping 149,833 shares after the company reported a big increase in nine months profit and Supreme Ventures lost 38 cents to end at $14.52, in trading 16,842 stock units.

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

JSE majors rise on diminished volume

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Trading volume slumped sharply on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Tuesday with an exchange of 87 percent fewer shares than on Friday, after the value declined by 74 percent.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 600.10 points to 414,851.29, the Main Index rose 487 points to 378,285.93 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.02 points to settle at 99.97.
Trading ended with 42 securities, similar to Friday and closed with the prices of 17 stocks rising, 16 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.4 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of just 4,197,312 shares for a mere $35,206,443 compared to 31,504,153 units at $135,860,726 on Friday. Pulse Investments led trading with 25.8 percent of total volume amounting to 1.08 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 18.8 percent or 789,387 units and Carreras with 11 percent market share, for 459,648 units.
Trading ended with an average of 99,936 units changing hands at $838,249 for each security, compared to an average of 750,099 shares at  $3,234,779 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 332,969 units at $5,537,233 for each security, in contrast to 352,010 units at $5,921,197. Trading month to date compares well to September’s average of 265,170 units at 3,271,625.
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 one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement declined by $3.29 to settle at $45.01 after trading 993 units, Eppley shed $1.31 in ending at $18, with 1,609 units passing through the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dipped 67 cents to close at $45 while trading 11,529 stock units. First Rock Capital lost 32 cents to finish at $12.18, with investors exchanging 1,500 units, Grace Kennedy settled at $57.34, with a loss of 41 cents after 48,341 shares crossed the exchange, Kingston Wharves climbed $1.15 to $48, in an exchange of 149 units. NCB Financial rose $1 to $138 and cleared the market with 36,414 shares, Palace Amusement gained $339 to $1,489, with only 2 units passing through the market, Proven Investments ended $1.05 higher at $41.25, in exchanging 15,697 stock units. Seprod lost 50 cents after a transfer of 7,249 stock units to end at $58.50 and Sygnus Credit Investments closed at $18.50 after losing 40 cents with 3,393 units crossing the exchange.

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

JSE Main market in sharp jumps

Rising Main Market stocks were near twice the number of declining ones when the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Friday, with the market rising with an exchange of 170 percent more shares than on Thursday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 5,779.51 points to 414,251.19 and the Main Index climbed 5,231.07 points to 377,798.93, while the JSE Financial Index rose 1.33 points to settle at 99.95.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands compared to 41 on Thursday and closed with the prices of 22 stocks rising, 13 declining and seven remaining unchanged. The average  PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.4 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of  31,504,153 shares for $135,860,726  compared to 11,653,516 units at $352,808,782 on Thursday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 77.8 percent of total volume, with 24.51 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 9 percent or 2.83 million units and Eppley Caribbean Property Fund with 3.4 percent as 1.06 million units passed through the market.
Trading ended with an average of 750,099 units changing hands at $3,234,779 for each security compared to an average of 284,232 shares at  $8,605,092 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 352,010  units at $5,921,197 for each security, in contrast to 316,587 units at $6,160,243. Trading month to date compares favorably to September’s average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments lost 49 cents to end at $92.01, with 250,373 shares crossing the exchange, Caribbean Cement climbed $3.30 to $48.30  trading 4,854 stock units, Eppley fell to $19.31, with a loss of $1.79, with 8,159 stock units passing through the market. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined by $3.83 to close at $45.67, with 1,060,981 shares crossing the exchange, First Rock Capital lost 30 cents to finish at $12.50 and cleared the market with 9,900 stock units, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.80 to settle at $26.90, in exchanging 1,810 units. Jamaica Producers gained 40 cents to close at $20.40 after clearing the market with 25,690 shares, Key Insurance rose 80 cents to $9.60 trading 48,771 shares, Kingston Wharves gained $1.85 to close at $46.85, with 122 units changing hands. Mayberry Investments picked up 30 cents to settle at $6, trading 35,400 shares, Palace Amusement dropped $50 in closing at $1,150, with a transfer of 53 units, Pan Jam Investment fell $1.95 to $68.05 after trading 6,373 stock units. Proven Investments gained $1.60 to end at $40.20 with an exchange of 1,944 stock units, Pulse Investments lost 49 cents in closing at $4.30, after the transfer of 497,426 shares, Sagicor Group rose $1.52 to end at $45.72, with 23,582 stock units changing hands. Scotia Group climbed $2.06 to $48.44, trading 127,877 shares, Seprod settled at $59, with gains of $2.02 with the transfer of 44,146 shares, Stanley Motta gained 35 cents to close at $5, in exchanging 22,854 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments finished 90 cents higher at $18.90, with 20,338 stock units crossing the market, Victoria Mutual Investments gained 46 cents to settle at $6 after exchanging 169,424 shares and Wisynco Group lost 39 cents to close at $16.11, trading 71,146 stock units.

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

JSE Main Market drops

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Thursday with more stocks declining than rising after an exchange of 66 percent fewer shares than on Wednesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,341.04 points to 408,471.68, the Main Index fell 2,030.19 points to 372,567.86 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.60 points to settle at 98.62.
Trading ended with 41 securities changing hands compared to 45 on Wednesday and closed with the prices of 14 stocks rising, 16  declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio ended at 15.5 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 11,653,516 shares for $352,808,782 compared to  34,264,220 units at $1,811,637,449 on Wednesday. Scotia Group led trading by 24.9 percent of total volume, with 2.91 million shares, followed by Grace Kennedy with 17.2 percent or 2.01 million units, Wigton Windfarm with 10.5 percent market share or 1.23 million units and Transjamaican Highway, with 9.3 percent after closing with 1.08 million units changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 284,232 units changing hands at $8,605,092 for each traded security compared to an average of 761,427 shares at $40,258,610 on Wednesday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 316,587  units at $6,160,243 for each security, in contrast to 319,665 units at $5,927,670. Trading month to date compares well to September’s average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments gained 30 cents to settle at $92.50, after crossing the exchange with 88,414 shares, Berger Paints closed at $11.50, with gains of 39 cents in exchanging 2,556 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund advanced $6.35 to $49.50, in trading 5,305 units. First Rock Capital ended 30 cents higher at $12.80, in transferring 7,155 units, Jamaica Broilers Group declined by $2.10 to settle at $25.10, with investors swapping 7,974 units, Jamaica Producers rose 80 cents to end at $20, with 25,763 stock units crossing the exchange. Key Insurance shed 80 cents in closing at $8.80, trading 31,534 shares, Kingston Wharves gained 43 cents to finish at $45, in transferring 276 units, NCB Financial climbed $1.50 to settle at $137, with 40,366 shares changing hands. Proven Investments fell $1.55 to end at $38.60 trading 923 units, Sagicor Group  declined $1.52 to settle at $44.20, with 23,010 stock units crossing the exchange, Seprod closed 98 cents higher to $56.98 after 43,168 shares passed through the market. Supreme Ventures ended with gains of 67 cents as investors switched ownership of 11,609 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments shed $1 to end at $18, in exchanging 9,992 units, Victoria Mutual Investments lost 65 cents to settle at $5.54, with 33,186 stock units changing hands and Wisynco Group gained 49 cents to end at $16.50 trading 13,586 stock units.

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

Barita & Eppley lead Main Market

Barita Investments and Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dominated trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Wednesday, accounting for more than 85 percent of the day’s volume, with the market indices rising strongly helped partially by Barita that closed at over $92.

Barita Investments headquarters

The Eppley’s trade represents shares issued to Seprod for the purchase of real estate, which the Seprod’s directors approved as a dividend payment in kind to its shareholders.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 4,994.49 points to 410,812.72, the Main Index climbed 4,377.44 points to 374,598.05 and the JSE Financial Index gained 1.52 points to settle at 99.22.
Trading ended with 45 securities changing hands similar to Tuesday and closed with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 16 declining and 14 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.2 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 140 percent more shares at twenty-three times the value on Tuesday. Trading ended with an exchange of 34,264,220 shares worth $1,811,637,449  compared to 14,290,519 units at $77,620,091  on Tuesday. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund led trading with 45.1 percent of total volume with 15.45 million shares, followed by Barita Investments with 35.4 percent as 12.14 million units passed through the market, Transjamaican Highway ended with 6 percent market share after 2.07 million units traded and Wigton Windfarm closed with 5.7 percent market share after 1.95 million units changed hands.
Trading ended with an average of 761,427 units changing hands at $40,258,610 for each security compared to an average of 317,567 shares at  $1,724,891 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 319,665  units at $5,927,670 for each security, in contrast to 268,164 units at $1,925,358. Trading month to date compares well to September’s average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
IC bid-offer Indicator| 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 five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments climbed $8.20 to close at $92.20 as investors switched ownership of 12,135,102 shares, Eppley shed 40 cents to settle at $21.10, with 26,977 stock units crossing the exchange, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund fell by $4.85 to $43.15, after trading 15,447,465 shares. Jamaica Broilers Group shed 30 cents, exchanging 15,596 stock units to end at $27.20, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $17.50, after losing 55 cents with 19,433 stock units changing hands, Key Insurance declined by $1.30 to end at $9.60, after crossing the market with 520,574 shares. Kingston Wharves climbed $4.55 to $44.57 in trading 744 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy advanced by $5 to $140, with a transfer of only one unit, NCB Financial gained 50 cents in closing at $135.50 in exchanging 12,048 units. Sagicor Group rose $1.61 to $45.72, with 15,464 units passing through the market, Scotia Group shed 33 cents trading 62,120 shares and closed at $46.41, Seprod climbed $2 to $56, in exchanging 14,820 units. Stanley Motta lost 35 cents to end at $4.65 after trading 11,537 units, Supreme Ventures slid 90 cents in closing at $14, with 32,582 units crossing the exchange and Victoria Mutual Investments gained 32 cents to finish at $6.19 after investors trading 58,707 shares.

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

Rising JSE Main Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Tuesday with the market rising marginally after an exchange of 19 percent fewer shares, costing 57 percent less than on Monday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 389.54 points to 405,818.23, the Main Index gained 542.73 points to 370,220.61 and the JSE Financial Index added 0.73 points to settle at 97.70.
Trading ended with 45 securities changing hands compared to 43 on Monday and closed with the prices of 19 stocks rising, 16 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.3 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 14,290,519 shares for $77,620,091 compared to 17,736,805 units at $180,133,973 on Monday. Carreras led trading with 34 percent of total volume trading 4.86 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 22.7 percent for 3.24 million units, QWI Investments with 15 percent or 2.14 million units and Wigton Windfarm, with 10.8 percent for 1.54 million shares.
Trading ended with an average of 317,567 units changing hands at $1,724,891 for each security, in comparison to an average of 412,484 shares at  $4,189,162 on Monday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 268,164  units at $1,925,358 for each security, in contrast to 261,644 units at $1,951,813. Trading month to date compares well to September’s average of 265,170 units at  $3,271,625.
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 three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints fell by $1.38 to end at $11.11, with investors switching ownership of 552 shares, Caribbean Cement rose $1 to $45, with 1,708 units crossing the exchange, Eppley climbed $3.25 to $21.50, with investors swapping 3,785 shares. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund advanced by $6 to $48, clearing the market with 31 stock units, First Rock Capital gained 30 cents to end at $12.45, trading 1,744 units. Jamaica Producers lost 30 cents to settle at $19.20 trading 34,916 shares, Kingston Wharves declined $5.98 in closing at $40.02, in an exchange of 20,483 stock units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 45 cents to settle at $7.70, with a transfer of 2,000 units. NCB Financial advanced by $4.50 to $135 after 35,370 shares crossed the market, PanJam Investment rose $1.99 in exchanging 105 units at $70. Proven Investments closed at $40.20, after rising $2.19 with a transfer of 1,038 stock units, Salada Foods ended at $25.10, after losing $2.89 trading a mere 6 shares and Scotia Group fell $2.06 to settle at $46.74, in exchanging 9,318 stock units.
In the preference segmentEppley 8.75% preference share advanced $1 to $7.70, with investors switching ownership of 3,173 stock units and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference shares dropped $4 to end at $102 after exchanging 3 units.

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

JSE Main market pulls back

Investors pumped in 239 percent more money into the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Monday, resulting in an exchange of 85 percent more shares crossing the exchange Friday and the market ended down after more stocks fell than gained.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined 1,413.26 points to end at 405,428.69, the Main Index dropped 1,717.05 points to 369,677.88 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.40 points to settle at 96.97.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands compared to 41 on Friday and closed with the prices of 16 stocks rising, 21 declining and six remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.3 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 17,736,805 shares for $180,133,973 compared to 9,609,776 units at $53,167,158 on Friday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 32.2 percent of total volume after trading 5.7 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 20.8 percent and 3.69 million units, Carreras closed with 12.5 percent market share for 2.22 million units. Sagicor Select Financial Fund pulled 8 percent of shares traded for 1.43 million shares and Pulse Investments closed with 7.2 percent after accounting for 1.29 million units.
Trading ended with an average of 412,484 units changing hands at $4,189,162 for each security,  versus an average of 234,385 shares at $1,296,760 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 261,644 units at $1,951,813 for each security, in contrast to 239,879 units at $1,628,974. September ended with an average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments climbed $4.50 to $84, after clearing the market with 426,207 shares, Berger Paints gained 49 cents to close at $12.49, in exchanging 1,810 units. Caribbean Cement declined by $4.50 to $44, with investors switching ownership of  701,044 shares, Eppley shed 75 cents to end at $18.25, in an exchange of 3,330 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund fell $7.70 to $42, after trading 530 units. Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.69 to $27.69, in an exchange of 69,276 shares, Jamaica Producers lost 40 cents after ending at $19.50 and trading 2,296 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange slipped 35 cents to close at $17.95, with investors swapping 83,936 shares. JMMB Group shed $1 to end at $29, with 157,471 shares crossing the market, Key Insurance rose $1.30 to $10.80, with 194,661 shares passing through the market, Kingston Wharves dropped $1 to $46, as investors swapped 3,334 units. Mayberry Investments lost 55 cents to end at $5.40, with 500 units changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities ended at $8.15, after gaining 40 cents with investors switching ownership of 223 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $34 to end at $135 trading 50 units. Palace Amusement dipped $175 to $1,200 in clearing the market with 13 units, PanJam Investment closed $2.49 lower at $68.01, in trading 264,228 shares, Proven Investments fell $1.78 to settle at $38.01, with 12,833 stock units passing through the market. Pulse Investments gained 41 cents in closing at $4.61 trading  1,285,098 shares, Sagicor Group lost 30 cents to end at $44.20, with investors swapping 8,665 stock units, Scotia Group gained 30 cents to close at $48.80, in exchanging 3,500 units. Seprod declined $1.50 to end at $54, trading 5,310 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments gained 31 cents to settle at $19.21 in an exchange of 6,011 stock units.
In the preference segment138 Student Living Preference shares climbed $1.03 to $7.91, with 72 units changing hands.

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

Main Market falters on Friday

After rising for two consecutive days, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended down on Friday after more stocks fell than rose, with an exchange of 126 percent more shares, with 16 percent less value than on Thursday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index lost 739.29 points to settle at 406,841.95, the Main Index lost 674.19 points to finish 371,394.93, the JSE Financial Index shed 0.06 points to end at 97.37.
Trading ended with 41 securities changing hands compared to 42 on Thursday and ended with the prices of 11 stocks rising, the prices of 18 declining and 12 with prices remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.6 based on the IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 9,609,776 shares for $53,167,158 compared to 4,243,411 units at $63,166,132 on Thursday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 26.2 percent of total volume with an exchange of 2.52 million shares, followed by Pulse Investments with 24.8 percent for 2.38 million units, Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 15.9 percent after 1.53 million units changed hands and Transjamaican Highway with 11.8 percent in exchanging 1.13 million shares.
Trading concluded with an average of 234,385 units changing hands at $1,296,760 for each security, compared to an average of 101,034 shares at $1,503,956 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 239,879 units at $1,628,974 for each security, in contrast to 240,756 units at $1,681,973 on Thursday. Trading for the month to date compares adversely to September’s average of 265,170 at $3,271,625.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments lost 50 cents to finish at $79.50 after exchanging 24,695 shares, Berger Paints dropped 50 cents to settle at $12 with 500 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cement gained 38 cents to end at $48.50 with 1,736 stock units passing through the market. Eppley shed $1.75 to close at $19 with 1,435 units trading, First Rock Capital fell 50 cents to finish at $12.40 with investors transferring 29,575 stocks, Key Insurance rose 57 cents to settle at $9.50 with an exchange of 38,491 stocks. Kingston Wharves dropped $1.90 to end at $47 with 13,114 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments gained 58 cents to close at $5.95 trading 11,797 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined $1 to finish at $169 with investors transferring 59 stock units. PanJam Investment climbed 50 cents to settle at $70.50 with 1,000 units passing through the market, Pulse Investments fell 38 cents to end at $4.20 with an exchange of 2,378,564 stock units, Scotia Group lost $1.47 to close at $48.50 with 13,037 stocks changing hands. Seprod dropped 49 cents to settle at $55.50 after trading 14,388 stock units and Wisynco Group climbed 84 cents to finish at $16.19 with 10,818 units crossing the exchange.

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