Modest fall for JSE Main Market

Price changes were mostly lower at the end of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market at the close on Wednesday, resulting in the market slipping after an exchange of 216 percent more shares than on Tuesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index lost 18.27 points and closed at 413,014.37, the Main Index shed 21.33 points to 376,752.06, but the JSE Financial Index gained 0.17 points to settle at 98.33.
A total of 43 securities traded compared to 39 on Tuesday, with 14 stocks rising, 20 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 24,745,227 shares for $212,755,395 compared to 7,825,111 units at $108,303,727 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 75.5 percent of total volume for 18.68 million shares, followed by Grace Kennedy 9.8 percent, with 2.41 million units and Transjamaican Highway with 3.8 percent or 929,276 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 575,470 units changing hands at $4,947,800 for each security, compared to 200,644 shares at $2,777,019 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date ends at 252,610 units at $3,499,735 for each security, in contrast to 205,389 units at $3,287,944. Trading month to date continues to compare adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments fell $2.53 to $82.47 in trading 239,086 shares, Caribbean Cement advanced $1.94 to $54.94, with an exchange of 8,748 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund shed 50 cents to close at $39, after trading 420 stock units. Jamaica Broilers ended at $25.15, after losing $2.79 with 107,363 shares crossing the market, Kingston Properties gained 49 cents to close at $7.47, with investors trading 100 units, Kingston Wharves rose $2.25 to $48.95 after clearing the market with 3,837 units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained 42 cents to close at $7.50, with 77,364 shares changing hands, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dipped $8, in ending at $142 with the trading of 382 units, Pan Jam Investment gained 99 cents to close at $63.99, in trading 3,719 units. Proven Investments declined $2.43 to $36.07, with 4,000 units crossing the exchange, Salada Foods fell $1.90 to $26.39, after an exchange of just one tock unit, Scotia Group advanced $1.39 to $46, with the swapping of 159,766 shares. Seprod dropped $2 to $62 in exchanging 9,908 stock units, Supreme Ventures rose 44 cents to close at $15.89 trading 38,592 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 45 cents in closing at $17, with a transfer of 42,707 shares.

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

JSE Main Market on the rise

Following strong gains on Monday, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market put in another solid performance on Tuesday, with the market rising after rising stocks were edged out by declining ones as investors exchanged 36 percent fewer shares than on Monday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 1,231.88 points to 413,032.64, the Main Index climbed 1,081.30 points to 376,773.39 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.07 points to settle at 98.16.
Trading ended with 39 securities changing hands compared to 40 on Monday and closed with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 15 declining and 11 unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 7,825,111 shares for $108,303,727 compared to 12,225,817 units at $173,057,044 on Monday. Trading was led by QWI Investments, accounting for 29.8 percent of the volume, with 2.33 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway 23.5 percent, with 1.84 million units and Seprod with 10.6 percent or 831,954 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 200,644 units at $2,777,019 for each security, in comparison to an average of 305,645 shares at $4,326,426 on Monday. The average trade for November to date ends with 205,389 units at $3,287,944 for each security, in contrast to 206,115 units at $3,366,085. Trading month to date continues to compare adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments fell $1 to $85, with investors swapping 185,409 shares, Berger Paints gained 44 cents to close at $11.85, with 1,300 units changing hands. First Rock Capital closed at $12.50, after losing $1.43 and trading 46,329 stock units, Jamaica Broilers climbed $2.79 to $27.94, with an exchange of 8,766 shares, Jamaica Producers gained 57 cents in closing at $21.75, with a transfer of 235,267 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange settled at $18.48, with gains of 67 cents after crossing the market with 11,465 stock units, Kingston Wharves declined $2.25 to $46.70, trading 532 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 42 cents to settle at $7.08, in trading 2,997 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy gained $1.50 to $150, with 1,360 units changing hands, 138 Student Living rose 75 cents to $4.60, in exchanging 30 shares, Pan Jam Investment shed 95 cents and ended at $63, with 13,491 stock units crossing the exchange, Proven Investments gained 50 cents to close at $38.50, with investors swapping 20,539 stock units and Wisynco Group lost 50 cents to finish at $15, after exchanging 115,122 shares.

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

Main Market ends with healthy gains

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

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

JSE Main Market falls

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

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

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

JSE Main Market climbs

Stocks gained at the close of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Wednesday, with declining stocks edging out advancing ones after exchanging 75 percent more shares and a rise of 143 percent in value than on Tuesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 1,450.28 points to 408,616.95, the Main Index climbed 1,110.86 points to 372,723.62 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.38 points to settle at 97.37.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands compared to 46 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 14 stocks rising, 17 declining and 12 unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.3 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 8,293,470 shares for $64,608,613 compared to 4,736,880 units at $27,585,696 on Tuesday. Pulse Investments led trading with 32 percent of total volume, with 2.66 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm 14.1 percent with 1.17 million units and QWI Investments with 11.4 percent accounting for 949,164 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 192,871 units changing hands at $1,502,526 for each security, compared to an average of 102,976 shares at $599,689 on Tuesday. The average trade for November to date is 142,384 units at $1,405,203 for each security versus 117,991 units at $1,358,182. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments advanced by $2.44 to $84.99, with investors swapping 52,367 shares, Berger Paints gained 35 cents to close at $11.84, in an exchange of 3,563 units, Eppley ended at $19.12, with gains of 34 cents in trading 44 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $3.51 to $38, after clearing the market with 500 units, First Rock Capital climbed $2.59 to close at $14.70 trading  554,215 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange picked up 45 cents to end at $18,  after exchanging 21,206 stock units. JMMB Group ended 55 cents higher at $31.25, in the transfer of 549,695 shares,  Kingston Properties shed 63 cents in closing at $6.85 and trading 29,700 stock units, Kingston Wharves lost $2.40 to end at $45.50, with investors swapping 7,442 stock units. Mayberry Investments shed 58 cents in closing at $5.51, trading 14,915 stock units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy shed $8.99 to $140.01, with an exchange of 253 units, NCB Financial lost 90 cents in closing at $134.10, after a transfer of 28,805 stock units. Pan Jam Investment fell $1.10 to $62.50, after an exchange of 14,959 stock shares, Proven Investments climbed $1.39 to $39.99 trading 7,325 units, Pulse Investments gained 48 cents to end at $4.73, with investors switching ownership of 2,656,385 shares. Sagicor Group fell $1.45 to settle at $44.10, with 9,121 units passing through the market, Scotia Group rose $1 to close at $45, in exchanging 45,982 shares and Seprod fell $1.75 to $61.70 after trading 53,957 shares.

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

Trading plunged on JSE Main Market

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

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

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

JSE Main market drops to start November

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

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

JSE Main Market rises to close October

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Friday with the market rising and is wont to be the case at the end of month trading as investors stocks rising beat those declining almost two to one after an exchange of 50 percent fewer shares than on Thursday.
At the close, the market indices ended October marginally lower than the end of September by more than 5,000 points, with the All Jamaican Composite Index on Friday climbing 3,148.51 points to 411,353.21. The Main Index advanced by 2,845.89 points to 375,386.39 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.96 points to settle at 97.86.
Trading ended with 40 securities changing hands compared to 43 on Thursday and closed with the prices of 19 stocks rising, 10 declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio of the market averages 15.6 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 8,139,134 shares for $68,031,377 compared to 16,233,483 units at $54,575,343 on Thursday.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 35.6 percent of the total volume of 2.90 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 14.5 percent after 1.18 million units traded and Sagicor Select Financial Fund 13.5 percent or 1.10 million shares.
Trading ended with an average of 203,478 units changing hands at $1,700,784 for each security, compared to an average of 377,523 shares at  $1,269,194  on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 398,200  units at $4,622,532 for each security, in contrast to 407,163 units at $4,757,020 on Thursday and exceeded 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 14 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Caribbean Cement shed 50 cents, in ending at $57 after exchanging 54,477 shares, Jamaica Broilers declined $1.90 in closing at $26, with 107,524 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers gained 40 cents to settle at $21 trading 3,486 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 74 cents and closed at $18.25 after the transfer of 344,824 shares, JMMB Group gained 48 cents to settle at $30, with 44,131 stock units passing through the market, Mayberry Jamaican Equities fell 89 cents to $7.35, in exchanging 22,150 stock units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined by $7 to $150 after the swapping of 425 units. Pan Jam Investment advanced to $68.15, with gains of $4.65 trading 12,700 units, Proven Investments climbed $1.30 to $39.90 after exchanging just one unit. Sagicor Group ended $2.38 higher at $46.48, with 116,935 shares passing through the market, Scotia Group shed 50 cents, in ending at $45.50 with an exchange of 67,773 shares and Wisynco Group lost 46 cents in closing at $15.50, with 59,151 stock units crossing the market.

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 the market declining after more stocks fell than rose after an exchange of slightly more shares trading than on Wednesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 3,759.27 points to 408,204.70, the Main Index declined by 3,387.45 points to 372,540.50 and the JSE Financial Index shed 1.45 points to settle at 96.90.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands compared to 44 on Wednesday, closing with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 18 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio stands at 15.6 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 16,233,483 shares for $54,575,343 compared to 15,544,884 units at $85,008,558 on Wednesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 66.6 percent of the total volume of 10.82 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 13 percent or 2.12 million units of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 8.6 percent market share or 1.40 million units.
Trading ended with an average of 377,523 units changing hands at $1,269,194 compared to an average of 353,293 shares at  $1,932,013 on Wednesday. The average trade for October to date ended at 407,163 units at $4,757,020, in contrast to 408,707 units at $4,938,583 on Wednesday and exceeds by a good margin 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 nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments dropped $3.53 to settle at $82.47, after trading 49,433 shares, Caribbean Cement gained 50 cents to close at $57.50, with 19,412 stock units passing through the market, Eppley shed 95 cents exchanging 650 units to close at $19. First Rock Capital lost 39 cents to end at $12.50, with 2,422 units crossing the market, Jamaica Producers rose $1 to $20.60, after an exchange of 24,024 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 49 cents to settle at $17.51, in trading 12,358 stock units. JMMB Group gained 47 cents in closing at $29.52, with 45,973 shares changing hands, Kingston Properties advanced by $1.10 to $7.45, in transferring 520 units, Kingston Wharves climbed $3.27 to $47.90, with 3,487 units passing through the market. Mayberry Jamaican Equities carved out a gain of $1.64 after crossing the market with 1,525 units to settle at $8.24, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy gained $9 and closed at $157, with 1,090 units clearing the market, Palace Amusement declined by $4 in closing at $1,485 while trading 12 units. Pan Jam Investment dipped $1.50 to $63.50, with investors switching ownership of 9,284 stock units, Sagicor Group declined by $2.40 to $44.10, in an exchange of 22,788 stock units, Scotia Group gained 70 cents to settle at $46, with 2,115 units changing hands. Seprod climbed $4.50 to $62.50, with an exchange of 144,155 shares and Wisynco Group ended at $15.96, with gains of 35 cents after crossing the market with 136,098 shares.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.50% preference share gained 97 cents to settle at $7, with an exchange of 150 units.

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

Rising Main Market stocks mostly rose

Stock prices mainly rose on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market at the end of trading on Wednesday, but declines in the heavily weighted Kingston Wharves, NCB Financial and Scotia Group weighted down on the market index resulting in declines for the major indices.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 1,470.6 points to 411,963.97, the JSE Main Index fell by 1,333.36 points to 375,927.95 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.65 points to settle at 98.35.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands compared to 45 on Tuesday and ended with the prices of 19 stocks rising, 16 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio of the market averages 15.4 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed after an exchange of 101 percent more shares than on Tuesday, with an exchange of 15,544,884 shares for $85,008,558 compared to 7,742,444  units at $353,173,883 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 42.9 percent of total volume for 6.67 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 18 percent or 2.81 million units, Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 8.6 percent for 1.34 million and 1834 Investments with 7.5 percent of the overall volume after 1.17 million units changed hands.
Trading ended with an average of 353,293 units changing hands at $1,932,013 for each security, in comparison to an average of 172,054 shares at  $7,848,309 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 408,707  units at $4,938,590 for each security, in contrast to 411,824 units at $5,107,758. Trading month to date exceeds by a wide margin 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 eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments declined by $4.90 to settle at $86 after trading 299,640 shares, Caribbean Cement climbed $3.50 to $57, in exchanging 7,962 units, Eppley gained 30 cents trading 198 units to close at $19.95. First Rock Capital rose 89 cents to end at $12.89, with an exchange of 11,853 units, Jamaica Broilers finished $1.49 higher to settle at $27.99, in trading 22,005 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 50 cents with an exchange of 11,437 units and closed at $18. JMMB Group shed 45 cents to end at $29.05, with 281,974 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves fell $2.87 to settle at $44.63, after 3,940 units crossed the market, Margaritaville advanced by $5.56 to a 52 weeks’ high of $42.60, in exchanging 64 units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined by $20 to $148, with a transfer of 100 units, NCB Financial lost $1 in closing at $136, with investors swapping 23,951 stock units, Palace Amusement advanced by $339 to $1,489 in an exchange of just 3 units. Sagicor Group climbed $2.50 to $46.50, trading 13,607 shares, Salada Foods fell $1 to $28, in clearing the market with 1,000 units, Scotia Group lost 70 cents to close at $45.30, in trading 97,053 shares, Seprod rose 89 cents to end at $58, after clearing the market with 159,716 shares and Wisynco Group shed 79 cents to settle at $15.61, with 430,772 shares changing hands.
In the preference segment of the Main Market, Eppley 8.25% advanced $1.45 to $8.45 after an exchange of 235 units and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% climbed $1 to close at $102 trading 5,465 units.

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