Bullish trading in Jamaican stocks

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Monday with the market rising in a bullish session at the start of August after more stocks rose than fell after investors exchanged 39 percent fewer shares with 70 percent higher value than they did on Friday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 6,403.61 points to settle at 412,297.65. The Main Index gained 5,796.89 points to end at 376,218.86 and the JSE Financial Index advanced by 2.39 points to settle at 98.36. The price of Scotia Group jumped sharply, by $5.21 and was a major contributor to the significant rise in the market indices.
Trading ended with 45 securities changing hands with the prices of 23 stocks rising, the prices of 15 declining and seven remaining unchanged and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.5 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 8,211,306 shares for $88,195,049 compared to 13,543,115 units at $51,906,344 on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 2.52 million shares for 30.7 percent of total volume, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 1.37 million units for 16.7 percent of the day’s trade and Supreme Ventures with 1.13 million units for 13.8 percent market share.
An average of 182,473 units traded on Monday at $1,959,890, in comparison to an average of 338,578 shares at $1,297,659 on Friday. Trading compares adversely to, July that ended with an average of 392,128 shares at $2,444,356.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments rose $2.40 and closed at $56.40 after exchanging 644 stock units, Caribbean Cement dropped $4.25 in ending at $43.75 after trading 7,168 stocks, Eppley advanced $2.54 in closing at $17.44, with 1,141 units changing hands. First Rock Capital climbed 74 cents $13.75 with investors switching ownership of 19,689 shares, Jamaica Broilers Group rose $1.99 to settle at $27.49, in exchanging 40,355 units, Jamaica Producers fell $1.70 to close at $22, with investors trading 4,312 stock units. Key Insurance gained 84 cents to finish at $8.99, with investors exchanging of 44,663 units, Kingston Properties gained 92 cents to end at $7.03, trading 400 shares, Kingston Wharves declined by 30 cents in ending at $50.70 after exchanging 90 stock units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities increased 60 cents to close at $9.35, with 14,901 shares changing hands, NCB Financial Group carved out an increase of $1.48 to close at $139.98 and finishing with 9,557 units crossing the exchange. Palace Amusement jumped $232.50 to close at $1,782.50 in an exchange of just four units, Proven Investments declined by 45 cents in ending at $34.30 in an exchange of 832 units, Sagicor Group rose $1.01 to settle at $44, with 3,938 stock units trading. Salada Foods rose $1 to settle at $29 with investors swapping just one stock, Scotia Group climbed sharply by $5.21 to close at $51.70 with investors trading 518,331 shares, Stanley Motta rose by 43 cents to close at $5.13 in trading 10,010 stock units. Supreme Ventures gained 49 cents in ending at $15.49 after 1,129,584 shares crossed the exchange, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 93 cents to end at $16.80 trading 1,500 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments carved out a loss 53 cents to close at $6.50 while exchanging 126,311 stock units.

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

JSE Main Market rises

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market recovered some of Tuesday’s losses but the gains were not nearly enough to wipe out Tuesday fall as 42 securities changed hands with the prices of 24 stocks rising, 15 declining and three remaining unchanged.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index gained 1,220.61 points to settle at 403,259.52. The JSE Main Index rose 1,024.69 points to settle at 367,932.73 and The JSE Financial Index gained 0.21 points to end at 95.24.
Trading ended with and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 14.9 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 20,416,869 shares for $130,092,416 compared to 11,625,612 units at $49,526,202 from the trading of 41 securities on Tuesday.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 11.76 million shares for 57.6 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 5.17 million units for 25.3 percent of the day’s trade and PanJan Investment with 396,216 units for two percent market share.
An average of 486,116 units traded on Wednesday at $3,097,438 for each security in comparison to an average of 283,539 at $1,207,164 on Tuesday. An average of 380,348 units traded for the month to date at $2,530,672 for each security that traded, in contrast to 374,963 units at $2,501,819. In contrast, June ended with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows eight stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments lost $4.51 to end at $53.43 with an exchange of 4,361 units, Caribbean Cement rose $1.73 to close at $45.73 with an exchange of 5,370 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $6.10, to $40 with investors switching ownership of 6,134 shares. First Rock Capital dipped by 45 cents to settle at $13 while exchanging 14,345 shares. Jamaica Broilers Group gained $1, in ending at $25, with 5,422 shares passing through the market, Jamaica Producers Group rose 80 cents to $23.30 while exchanging 46,734 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange increased 50 cents to settle at $22, with 56,148 stock units changing hands. JMMB Group carved out a gain of 40 cents in ending at $31.80 after 18,979 stock units passed through the market. Key Insurance climbed 75 cents to close at $7.75 in trading 104,137 units, Kingston Wharves increased by $3.99 to settle at $53 with investors switching ownership of 100 shares. NCB Financial Group declined by $1 to end at $137 in clearing the market with 274,124 stock units, Palace Amusement advanced by $6.50 to end at $1,789 in an exchange of one share, PanJam Investment increased $3.99 to settle at $68.98, after 396,216 stock units changed hands. Proven Investments rose $1.49 to end at $34 after exchanging 16 shares, Sagicor Group gained 97 cents to settle at $42.97 in trading 330,558 shares, Scotia Group advanced $2.50 to $45.50 in trading 321,309 units and Sterling Investments climbed 50 cents and ended at $3.25 in an exchange of 1,598 units.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.25% advanced by 89 cents to settle at $6.81 with investors swapping 450 shares and 138 Student Living Preference share, fell 40 cents to close at $5.20 in trading just five units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE Main Market suffers weekly loss

The slide continued on the Jamaica Stock Exchange for a fourth consecutive day on Friday and in the process wiping 6,905 points off the All Jamaica Composite Index since the close on Monday and down 5,574 points for the week as trading levels remained modest.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 727.14 points to 406,007.29, the Main Index carved out a loss 658.24 points to 370,306.82, the JSE Financial Index fell 0.37 points to 96.11.
Trading ended with 45 securities changing hands, up from just 38 on Thursday and the market closed on Friday, with the prices of 13 stocks rising, the prices of 18 declining and 14 remaining unchanged and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 14.9 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 7,203,254 shares for $47,857,862 compared to 4,909,660 units at $39,906,681 on Thursday.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 2.92 million shares for 40.6 percent of total volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 1.37 million units for 19 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 660,723 units for 9.2 percent market share.
An average of 160,072 units traded for the day at $1,063,508 for each security in comparison to an average of 129,202 at $1,050,176 on Thursday. An average of 381,808 units traded for the month to date at $2,640,059 for each security that traded, in contrast to 396,128 units at $2,741,845. In contrast, June ended with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments fell $2 to close at $53, with 2,904 shares crossing the exchange, Caribbean Cement climbed 50 cents in closing at $46, with 22,713 stock units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers Group lost $1 to settle at $25.50 after 73,432 shares cleared the market, Mayberry Investments fell 70 cents to settle at $5.30 in trading 7,578 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities increased 35 cents to close at $9.70 after exchanging 6,763 stock units. Palace Amusement dived $175 to $1,550 after exchanging one stock unit, PanJam Investment shed $2.99 in closing at $67.01 with investors swapping 1,112 shares, Proven Investments dropped $1 to settle at $33 in an exchange of 7,955 stock units. Sagicor Group carved out a gain of 75 cents to close at $43.75, with 3,908 units crossing the exchange, Salada Foods climbed 40 cents to settle at $28 trading 660 units, Scotia Group fell $1.75 to $44.50 and finishing trading with 32,231 shares. Seprod jumped $4 in ending at $56 with 137,391 units passing through the market after the company reported a strong increase in half-year profit. Sterling Investments climbed by 60 cents to settle at $3.15 after 100,977 shares crossed the market and Supreme Ventures lost 69 cents in closing at $14.86 with an exchange of 151,113 units.
In the Preference share segment, 138 Student Living climbed 40 cents and ended at $5.60 after clearing the market with 333 shares.

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

JSE Main Market falls

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The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock exchange slipped again on Wednesday following Tuesday’s fall after a paltry five 5.8 million units passed through the market.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index lost 1,098.40 points to 409,309.09, the Main Index carved out a loss 911.96 points to 373,295.78 and the JSE Financial Index increased 0.35 points to close at 97.35.
Similar to Tuesday, trading ended with 38 securities changing hands, with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 16 declining and seven remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Main market ended at 14.8 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 5,825,935 shares for $58,494,661 compared to 26,180,702 units at $83,869,954 on Tuesday. Pulse Investments led trading with 1.17 million shares for 20.1 percent of total volume followed by Supreme Ventures with 1.07 million units for 18.3 percent of the day’s trade and Wigton Windfarm with 843,748 units for 14.5 percent market share.
An average of 153,314 units traded for the day at $1,539,333, for each security, in comparison to an average of 688,966 at $2,207,104 on Tuesday. An average of 411,515 units traded for the month to date at $2,839,392 for each security that traded, in contrast to 427,314 units at $2,918,945. In contrast, June ended with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments carved out a loss of $3.50 to settle at $56 with investors switching ownership of 4,972 stock units, Caribbean Cement dropped $4.40 to close at $45 while exchanging 25,035 stock units, Gracekennedy advanced by $1 to $57 with an exchange of 14,296 units. Jamaica Broilers Group increased $2 to close at $27.50, with 409,695 stock units crossing the exchange, Kingston Wharves carved out a loss $3.90 to close at $50 after 1,077 units crossed the market, Mayberry Investments rose 68 cents to $5.98, with 5,015 stock units crossing the market. NCB Financial Group jumped 99 cents to end at $139.99 with investors swapping 15,784 stock units, Palace Amusement shed $25 to end at $1725 with investors switching ownership of 14 shares, PanJam Investment gained $5 to end at $70 in trading 59,013 units. Proven Investments jumped $1.50 to end at $34.50 in an exchange of 38,173 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund dropped by 74 cents to $7.75 in an exchange of 43,000 stock units. Salada Foods fell $3.38 to close at $27.60, with 31,970 shares changing hands and Supreme Ventures advanced 48 cents to close at $15.70 in trading 1,067,865 units.

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

The JSE Main Market drop some gains

The Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Tuesday with the declining stocks overwhelming advancing ones, resulting in the market indices giving back a good portion of the gains enjoyed since last week into Monday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index lost 3,232.1 points to end at 410,407.49, the Main Index declined by 2,923.73 points to 374,207.74 and the JSE Financial Index lost 1.07 points to 97.00.
Trading ended with 38 securities changing hands, down from 40 on Monday and ended with the prices of 8 stocks rising, 19 stocks declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Main market ended at 15 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 26,180,702 shares for $83,869,954 compared to 26,760,431 units at $93,968,080 on Monday.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 18.08 million shares for 69 percent of total volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 3.24 million units for 12.4 percent of the day’s trade and Transjamaican Highway with 2.38 million units for 9 percent market share.
An average at 688,966 units traded for the day at $2,207,104 for each security in compared to an average of 669,011 at $2,349,202 on Monday. An average of 427,315 units traded for the month to date at $2,918,945 for each security that traded, in contrast to 410,605 units at $2,968,326. In contrast, June ended with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints lost 48 cents to settle at $13 while exchanging 685 units, Gracekennedy dropped by 95 cents to close at $56 in trading 193,860 shares, Jamaica Producers Group carved out a loss $1 in ending at $22.5, with 33,095 units clearing the market. Kingston Wharves climbed 40 cents to close at $53.90 and clearing the market with 180 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 63 cents to end at $9.3 with 189,374 stock units changing hands, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy jumped $14.99 to $169.99 and trading 626 units. NCB Financial Group declined by 48 cents to settle at $139 with 176,376 stock units changing hands, PanJam Investment lost $6.01 to close at $65 with investors switching ownership of 27,021 shares, Portland JSX carved out a gain of $1.03 to close at $8.35 while exchanging 6,029 shares. Proven Investments fell 41 cents to $33, with 14,000 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Group lost 55 cents in closing at $45.95, with 206,704 stock units passing through the market. Scotia Group climbed 84 cents to finish at $44.84 while exchanging 55,245 units and Wisynco Group fell 44 cents to close at $17.56 after 241,029 shares passed through the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

NCB Financial spikes main market

Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market closed higher for the third time this week to end up 7,400 points higher than at the close of last week on the back of moderate trading levels after NCB Financial bounced from declines to a recent 52 weeks’ low of $130 on July 7, to close at $140.

NCB Financial Montego Bay branch

At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,431.82 points to 410,054.04, and the Main Index rose 1,234.14 points to 374,142.73, while the JSE Financial Index inched up by 0.33 points to 96.96.
Trading ended with 41 securities changing hands, down from 42 on Wednesday and closes with the prices of 20 stocks rising, the prices of 18 declining and three remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio of the Main Market ended at 15 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings. The market closed with an exchange of 14,547,430 shares for $117,545,736 compared to 8,833,133 units at $194,889,167 on Wednesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 8.5 million shares for 58.5 percent of total volume followed by Transjamaican Highway with 2.4 million units for 16.5 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 549,697 units for 4 percent market share.
The average trade for the day ended at 354,815 units at $2,866,969 in contrast to an average of 210,408 at $4,640,489 on Wednesday. An average of 399,294 units traded for the month to date at $3,005,630 for each security, in contrast to 403,250 units at $3,017,962. In contrast, June ended with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments declined by $1.59 in closing at $55.01, with 583 units changing hands, Berger Paints lost 92 cents to end at $11.90 in an exchange of 29,478 units. First Rock Capital dropped 75 cents to close at $13.25, in trading 1,000 units, Jamaica Producers Group rose 99 cents to end at $23.50, with 1,189 units clearing the market, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 39 cents to finished at $21.50 in an exchange of 42,315 stock units. JMMB Group rose 35 cents after closing at $31.45, with 311,065 shares changing hands, Key Insurance gained 40 cents to $5.50 in clearing the market with 21,043 stock units, Kingston Properties dropped by $1.69 to $6.11 after 2,383 shares crossed the exchange. Kingston Wharves rose $2.50 in ending at $52.50 and trading 14,251 stock units, Mayberry Investments climbed 67 cents to $5.99 in trading of 100 stock units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined by $11 to close at $160 in an exchange of 100 stock units. NCB Financial Group rose $1 to $140 after trading 231,287 stock units, 138 Student Living added 50 cents to end at $6.50 with investors switching ownership of 500 shares, Proven Investments increased $1 to $33 with 7,091 stock units changing hands. Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 74 cents to settle at $8.49 after 338 shares changed hands, Salada Foods ended rising $2.98 to settle at $30.98 with investors swapping 25 shares, Seprod rose $1 in closing at $53, with 51,568 units clearing the market. Sterling Investments shed 35 cents to settle at $2.50 in trading 39,166 shares. Sygnus Credit Investments increased 48 cents to close at $16.35, with 12,806 stock units changing hands and Victoria Mutual Investments rose 30 cents to end at $7.50 with an exchange of 106,100 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE main market makes big gains

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market stocks push the major market indices sharply higher on Wednesday even as trading levels dipped from Tuesday strong showing.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 5,003.2 points to 408,622.22, the JSE Main Index climbed 4,591.19 points to 372,908.59 while the JSE Financial Index rose 1.76 points to 96.63.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands with the prices of 14 stocks rising, the prices of 16 declining, with 12 remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio of the Main Market ended at 15.5 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings. The market closed with an exchange of 8,833,133 shares for $194,889,167 compared to 32,897,914 units at $307,628,403 on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 1.91 million shares for 21.7 percent of total volume followed by PanJam Investment with 1.65 million units for 18.6 percent of the day’s trade and Transjamaican Highway with 1.14 million units for 13 percent market share.
The average trade for the day ended at 210,313 units at $4,640,218 in contrast to an average of 765,068 at $7,154,149 on Tuesday. An average of 403,249 units traded for the month to date, at $3,017,962 for each security that traded, in contrast to 422,580 units at $2,855,323. In contrast, trading in June resulted in an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and seven with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital rose 52 cents to close at $14 after exchanging 3,525 shares, Grace Kennedy lost $1 to close at $57 with 158,158 shares crossing the exchange, Jamaica Broilers Group lost $2 to settle at $25 in trading 15,205 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped 39 cents to settle at $21.89 with investors switching ownership of 6,025 stock units, JMMB Group rose 40 cents in closing at $31.10 with 874,837 units passing through the market, Mayberry Investments shed 48 cents after closing at $5.32 trading 85,491 stock units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy jumped $11 to end at $171 as 117 shares cleared the market, NCB Financial Group fell 99 cents to end at $139 with 120,380 units changing hands, PanJam Investment increased by $1.90 to settle at $70 trading 1,646,674 stock units. Portland JSX declined by 99 cents in closing at $8 and exchanging 46,312 shares, Scotia Group gained $1.48 to close at $44.48 after trading 4,300 stock units, Seprod dropped $1 to end at $52 with an exchange of 242,788 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments fell 43 cents to close at $15.87 in an exchange of 8,366 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE Main Market cedes 78% of Monday’s gains

Trading jumped sharply on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Tuesday, but the market failed to hold on to all the gains on Monday and gave back 78 percent of it as declining stocks had the better hand over those rising.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined 3,476.55 points to close at 403,619.02, the Main Index dived 3,207.50 points to 368,317.40 and the JSE Financial Index lost 1.36 to end at 94.87.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands with the prices of 14 stocks rising, 22 declining and the prices of seven closing unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Main Market ended at 15.5 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 32,897,914 shares for $306,628,403 compared to 10,952,085 units at $38,235,878 on Monday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 21.9 million shares for 67 percent of total volume after the company reported a 30 percent jump in 2020 fiscal year profits. Grace Kennedy followed with 2.73 million units for 8.3 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 2 million units for 6 percent market share. Other stocks trading more than a million shares are Carreras with 1.37 million units and Sterling Investments with 1.2 million stock units.
The average trade for the day ended at 765,068 units at $7,154,149 in contrast to an average of 262,942 at $911,881 on Monday. An average of 422,580 units traded for the month to date for $2,855,323 for each security that traded, in contrast to 383,412 units at $2,363,701. The average trade for the previous month ended at 856,725 units at $7,148,772.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows nine stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement gave up $2.50 in closing at $47 after exchanging 21,426 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund gained 50 cents to settle at $46.50 in trading 28,053 shares. First Rock Capital lost 42 cents in ending at $13.48 with 16,076 stock units changing hands, Jamaica Broilers Group shed 50 cents to end at $27 with an exchange of 9,852 shares, Jamaica Producers Group dropped by $1.24 after closing at $22.51 in trading 14,633 stock units. Jamaica Stock Exchange carved out a loss of 45 cents and ended at $21.50 while exchanging 252,070 shares, Kingston Wharves lost $1 to settle at $50, with an exchange of 2,310 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities incurred a loss of 39 cents, to close at $9 in trading 101,406 stock units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy carved out a loss $12, in closing at $160 with an exchange of 1,000 stock units, NCB Financial Group jumped $4.99 to settle at $139.99 with investors swapping 613,214 stock units, 138 Student Living lost 90 cents to settle at $6 trading 1,226 units. Palace Amusement fell $40 in closing at $1,750 with an exchange of a mere five units, PanJam Investment lost $4.90 to close at $68.10 with an exchange of 2,913 stock units, Proven Investments fell 99 cents in ending at $32.01 after trading 4,518 shares. Sagicor Group shed $1.49 to $46 with an exchange of 263,100 stock units, after trading at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $34. Salada Foods gained $3 to close at $28 with 190 stock units changing hands and Seprod jumped $2.80 to end at $53 trading 45,530 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE Main market stocks tumble

Stocks mostly pulled back on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday as investors engaged in moderate trading and sent the market indices into a dive, at the close, and adding to sizeable losses on the first two days of July.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaica Composite Index declined by 6,453.85 points to 408,595.76, the JSE Market Index dropped 5,842.37 points to 372,761.42 and the JSE Financial Index lost 2.05 points to end at 96.26. The average PE Ratio of the Main Market closed at 15.3 based on IC Insider.com forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 43 securities changing hands with the prices of seven stocks rising, 24 declining and 11 trading firm. The market closed with an exchange of 5,526,846 shares accounting for $49,678,898 compared to 11,919,474 units at $95,504,967 on Friday.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 1.43 million shares for 26 percent of total volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 853,642 units for 15.5 percent of the day’s trade and Pulse Investments with 822,283 units for 15 percent market share.
The average trade for the day ended at 128,531 units at $1,155,323 in contrast to an average of 290,719 valued at $2,329,389 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 367,724 units valued at $1,363,982 in contrast to 666,101 units at $3,860,643 on Friday. In Contrast, trading in June resulted in an average of 818,748 units for $7,498,308 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main 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 $2.48 to settle at $57.48 trading 2,719 shares, Caribbean Cement declined by $1.50 and ending at $48.50 with investors exchanging 4,361 units, First Rock Capital closed $1 higher at $14, with a transfer of 8,800 stock units. Grace Kennedy dropped by $1 to $56 after trading 25,625, Jamaica Broilers ended 66 cents lower at $28.01, with 13,498 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers lost 59 cents in ending at $23.50, with the transfer of 10,245 units. JMMB Group shed 99 cents to finish at $30.51 with 219,422 shares crossing the market, Kingston Wharves gained 36 cents and closed at $53.36 in trading 3,673 units, NCB Financial Group declined by 40 cents to end at $135.50 after exchanging 163,040 shares. Portland JSX rose 55 cents to end at $7.90 and trading 20,187 stock units, Sagicor Group declined by $3.89 to $46.10 with a transfer of 23,410 units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund jumped 54 cents to $8.29 with investors trading 69,628 stock units, Salada Foods dropped $3.40 to close at $25 after exchanging 3,775 units, Scotia Group declined by $2.25 to end at $45, in transferring 34,944 stock units and Seprod shed $2.79 to settle at $50.20 with 19,161 units changing hands.
In the preference segment, Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share declined by $3 to $104, after investors traded a mere one unit.

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

Big drop for JSE Main Market

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined for the second day in a row as falling stock prices outpaced advancing ones, with trading levels rising well above that on Wednesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index carved out a drop of 4,902.61 points to 414,217.20, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Index dived 4,332.39 points to close at 377,881.72 and the JSE Financial Index shed 1.18 points to end at 97.86. The average PE Ratio of the Main Market ended at 15.2 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 17 declining and 13 closing unchanged. The market closed with an exchange of 25,342,527 shares accounting for $172,663,218 compared to 19,356,583 units at $59,986,491 on Wednesday. Pulse Investments led trading with 9.34 million shares for 37 percent of total volume followed by   Transjamaican Highway with 4.88 million units for 19 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 3.79 million units for 15 percent of market share. Other trades over a million units are Wigton Windfarm 2.7 million shares and Jamaica Broilers with 2 million shares.
The average trade for Thursday ended at 589,361 units for $4,015,424  in contrast to an average of 460,871 at $1,428,250 on Wednesday. The average trade for the month to date is 525,872 for $2,737,055, in contrast to 460,871 units at $1,428,250 for each security. In contrast, June ended with an average of 818,748 units at $7,498,308 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the Main market shows 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments declined by $3 to $59, in trading 4,711 stock units, Caribbean Cement closed $1 higher at $50 after exchanging 25,101 stock units, Eppley gained 89 cents to end at $17.39, with a transfer of 100 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $1.02 to $43.95, with 11,357 stock units changing hands, First Rock Capital fell $1.99 to $12.01 trading 4,300 units, Jamaica Broilers Group rose 68 cents to end at $28.67, with 2,083,164 shares changing hands.  Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 44 cents to finish at $21.50, with an exchange of 31,009 stock units, JMMB Group picked up 50 cents transferring 35,000 stock units to settle at $31.50, Kingston Wharves declined to $53, with a loss of $4 exchanging 6,580 units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed $8 to $168, in trading 501 units, NCB Financial Group gained 80 cents to finish at $137.50 with 120,381 shares changing hands, PanJam Investment fell $1 to finish at $74 with the trading of 104,975 shares.  Sagicor Group climbed $3.90 to close at $50.15  as 110,812 shares crossed the market,  Scotia Group closed 90 cents higher at $45, in trading 348,793 shares and Sygnus Credit  Investments lost 50 cents to end at $16, with a transfer of 5,043 stock units.

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