JSE Main market up 5% in May

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock exchange closed out May on a high note with the market prime indices rising appreciably to close out the month with a gain of five percent but closed with a loss of 25 percent for the year to date.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 4,018.59 points to 420,847.85, the JSE Market Index advanced 3,762.78 points to 383,649.98 and the JSE Financial Index gained 1.12 points to 100.80. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.5, while the Main Market ended at 14.8 times 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 49 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 22 stocks advancing, 16 declining and 11 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 45 securities accounting for 109,379,530 units valued at $203,610,322, in contrast to 21,505,791 units valued at $167,719,708 from 40 securities on Thursday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 80 million shares for 73 percent of total volume followed by Trans Jamaican Highway with 24 million units for 22 percent of the day’s trade and QWI Investments with 1.5 million units for 1.4 percent market share. Also, trading over a million units was Sagicor Select Financial Fund, with 1.15 million units.
The average trade for the day was 2,430,656 units at $4,524,674 for each security traded, in contrast to 537,645 units at an average of $4,192,993 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 475,543 units at $3,077,280 for each security changing hands, compared to 369,670 units with an average of $2,994,834. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows seventeen stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three stocks closing with lower offers.
In the Main Market, Barita Investments shed 60 cents to end at $50.40, with a transfer of 171,676 shares, Caribbean Cement gained $1 exchanging 34,628 stock units and closed at $52, Eppley ended $1 higher at $17.99, with 35,848 stock units changing hands. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund jumped $5 to $38 after swapping a mere one unit, First Rock Capital shed 40 cents to settle at $12.60, in transferring 2,741 units, Jamaica Producers closed 70 cents lower at $20.10 trading 423,052 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange gained $1.57 and ended at $22.57, exchanging 105,212 shares, Kingston Properties dropped $1.50 to finish at $4.80, after swapping 40,000 stock units, Kingston Wharves climbed $2.99 to $57.99 transferring 9,590 units. Mayberry Investments lost 40 cents to end at $5.60 trading 14,908 units, Palace Amusement shed another $100 to close at $1,100, in an exchange of 83 units, Salada Foods gained 50 cents swapping 191,208 shares and closed at $29. Scotia Group advanced by $1 to $46, with 17,902 stock units changing hands, Stanley Motta picked up 80 cents to settle at $5.50, after transferring 31,500 stock units, Supreme Ventures gained 30 cents exchanging 40,864 stock units and closed at $14.80 and Sygnus Credit Investments ended trading at $17.32, after rising 36 cents and swapping 7,512 units.

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

More retreating for JSE Main Market

Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market activity ended with the market index declining for a second day, just ahead of the final trading day for May as investors exchanged more shares than on Wednesday.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 1,262.37 points to 416,829.26, the JSE Market Index fell 1,326.12 points to 379,887.20 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.90 points to 99.68. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.4, while the Main Market ended at 14.6 times 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 46 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 14 stocks advancing, 16 declining and 16 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 40 securities accounting for 21,505,791 units valued at $167,719,708, in contrast to 18,437,961 units valued at $158,788,476 from 44 securities on Wednesday.
Trans Jamaican Highway led trading with 7.3 million shares for 34 percent of the total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 6.5 million units for 30.4 percent of the day’s trade and Supreme Ventures with 1.7 million units for 7.8 percent market share. Other stocks trading over 1 million units were Sagicor Select Financial Fund and Wisynco Group, with 1.15 million units and 1.1 million units, respectively.
The average trade for the day was 537,645 units at $4,192,993 each, in contrast to 419,045 units for $3,608,829 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 369,670 units valued at $2,994,834 for each security changing hands, compared to 361,176 units with an average value of $2,930,932. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows twelve stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two stocks closing with lower offers.
In the Main Market, Barita Investments gained 60 cents to close at $51 in trading 3,456 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $4 to $33, with an exchange of 2,310 units, First Rock Capital ended $1.75 lower at $13 after transferring 3,153 units. Jamaica Broilers shed 39 cents exchanging 13,765 stock units to settle at $26.11, Jamaica Producers slipped 50 cents to $20.80, in transferring 229,065 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped $1.90 to finish at $21, with 40,537 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Jamaican Equities closed 40 cents lower at $9.80, in switching ownership of 22,088 stock units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy tumbled $16 to $160 trading 1,501 units, NCB Financial Group climbed $1.01 to end at $148, with 476,923 shares changing hands. 138 Student Living gained 81 cents and transferred 71,160 stock units in closing at $7.50, Palace Amusement dived $100 to end at $1,200 trading 144 units, Sagicor Group rose 39 cents to $46.40 exchanging 34,761 stock units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund added 84 cents to finish at $7.94, with 600 units changing hands, Seprod climbed $1.39 to close at $54.95, in trading 141,419 shares and Supreme Ventures slid $1.20 transferring 1,674,041 shares and closed at $14.50.

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

JSE majors give up some gains

Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market gave back some of the solid gains enjoyed on Tuesday as declining stocks outpaced declining ones and the volume and value of stocks trading rose.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 2,732.71 points to 418,091.63, the JSE Market Index dropped 2,473.80 points to 381,213.32 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.29 points to 100.58.
The market closed with 49 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 16 stocks advancing, 21 declining and 12 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 44 securities accounting for 18,437,961 units valued at $158,788,476, in contrast to 17,326,841 units valued at $105,645,502 from 45 securities on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 5.8 million shares for 31.4 percent of total volume followed by Trans Jamaican Highway with 5.1 million units for 27.7 percent of the day’s trade and Carreras with 1.1 million units for 5.8 percent market share. Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.06 million shares was the only other company trading over a million units.
The Market closed with an average of 419,045 units at $3,608,829 for each security traded, in contrast to 385,041 units valued at an average of $2,347,678 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 361,176 units valued at $2,930,932 for each security changing hands, compared to 357,768 units with an average value of $2,888,684. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows twelve stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and eight stocks closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.6, while the Main Market ended at 14.9 times 2020/21 earnings.
In the Main Market trading, Barita Investments lost 60 cents to close at $50.40, after trading 14,026 stock units, Caribbean Cement fell by $1 to $51, with an exchange of 418,010 shares, First Rock Capital climbed $2.40 to $14.75 after 8,014 units crossed the exchange. Grace Kennedy closed 61 cents lower at $57.99, with 365,867 shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers gained 40 cents after swapping 186,450 shares to end at $26.50, Jamaica Stock Exchange picked up 40 cents to settle at $22.90, after exchanging 13,248 stock units. Kingston Wharves closed 99 cents higher at $54.99, with a transfer of 10,560 stock units, NCB Financial Group slipped 50 cents to end at $146.99, after swapping 318,361 shares, Palace Amusement advanced $100 to end at $1,300 while trading 80 units. PanJam Investment closed at $75.01, with a loss of 74 cents after exchanging 34,676 stock units, Proven Investments fell 99 cents to finish at $35, in swapping 26,455 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended 84 cents lower at $7.10, with 105,300 shares changing hands. Salada Foods declined $1.50 to $28.50 after 15,492 stock units changed hands, Seprod lost 44 cents to close at $53.56, in trading 51,316 stock units, Stanley Motta finished at $4.70, having lost 35 cents in swapping 12,264 units. Supreme Ventures ended at $15.70, with a rise of 70 cents in exchanging 645,967 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments gained 79 cents with 38,427 stock units crossing the exchange and closed at $16.99.

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

JSE Main Market surges to monthly high

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After closing on Monday for the Labour day holiday, the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange roar back to life after falling on Friday, with the market indices jumping more than 6,000 points and wiping out Friday’s losses to close at the highest level since the April 22.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 6,794.20 points to 420,824.34, the JSE Market Index climbed 6,322.58 points to 383,687.12 and the JSE Financial Index gained 1.80 points to 100.87.
The market closed with 48 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 15 stocks advancing, 13 declining and 20 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 45 securities accounting for 17,326,841 units valued at $105,645,502, in contrast to 19,035,180 units valued at $127,444,585 from 40 securities on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 9.55 million shares for 55 percent of total volume followed by Trans Jamaican Highway with 2.9 million units for 17 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.1 million units for 6.3 percent market share.
The Market closed with an average of 385,041 units at $2,347,678 for each security trading, in contrast to 475,880 units valued at an average of $3,186,115 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 357,768 units valued $2,888,684 for each security changing hands, compared to 356,019 units with an average of $2,925,515. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows eleven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and seven stocks closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.7, while the Main Market ended at 15 times 2020-21 earnings.
In the Main Market, Caribbean Cement closed at $52, with gains of $3.60 trading 36,034 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund closed 98 cents higher exchanging 101 units at $37, First Rock Capital gained $1.20 to close $12.35, in transferring 125,317 shares. Grace Kennedy picked up 60 cents to close at $58.60, after swapping 92,756 shares, Jamaica Broilers shed 40 cents trading 31,005 stock units to settle at $26.10, Jamaica Producers advanced $1.50 to $21.50, after swapping 3,786 units. Key Insurance ended 38 cents lower at $5, with an exchange of 10,592 units, Kingston Wharves fell by $3 to $54, in transferring 7,208 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy jumped $25 to $176 while trading 140 units. NCB Financial Group slipped to $147.49, with a loss of 51 cents with 321,990 shares changing hands, 138 Student Living closed 31 cents lower at $6.69, after exchanging 408 units, Palace Amusement declined by $100 to end at $1,200, with a transfer of just 10 units. Proven Investments closed 51 cents lower at $35.99, transferring 12,181 stock units, Sagicor Group rose 80 cents to $45.80, with 36,265 stock units changing hands, Salada Foods advanced by $4 to $30 trading only one unit. Scotia Group fell by $2.21 to $44.79, in transferring 40,568 stock units, Seprod gained $1 to end at $54, in exchanging 36,296 stock units and Supreme Ventures ended 95 cents lower at $15, with 572,803 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, 138 Student Living variable rate, stock, lost $1 to end at $5 with 216 shares trading

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

JSE Main Market slips on Thursday

Jamaica Stock Exchange’s main market lost altitude in Thursday’s trading as declining stocks edged out advancing ones on a day with moderately less volume trading at a higher value than on Wednesday.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined 505.76 points to 416,769.58, the JSE Market Index shed 457.79 points to close at 379,953.77 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.99 points to end at 99.73.
The market closed with 43 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 17 stocks advancing, 19 declining and seven securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 41 securities accounting for 11,035,315 units valued $112,835,625, in contrast to 11,610,708 units valued at $178,231,093 from 46 securities on Wednesday.
Trading was more evenly spread among stocks, than for some time and ended, with Wigton Windfarm trading 2.4 million shares for 21.5 percent of total volume. Trans Jamaican Highway followed with 2.05 million units for 18.6 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund, with 2 million units for 18 percent market share.
The Market closed with an average of 269,154 units of $2,752,088 for each security traded, in contrast to 283,188 units valued at an average of $4,347,100 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 348,777 units valued at $2,908,729 for each security changing hands, compared to 354,034 units with an average value of $2,919,802. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and eight stocks closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.4, while the Main Market ended at 14.8 times 2020-21 earnings.
In the Main Market activity, Barita Investments closed 50 cents lower at $50.50, in exchanging 6,647 units, Caribbean Cement shed 49 cents trading 9,810 units and closed at $49.50, Jamaica Producers fell $1.40 to $20.10, with a transfer of 168,477 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange added $1.07 to end at $22.97, after swapping 66,339 shares, Key Insurance declined to $4.50, with a loss of $1 after exchanging 97,762 shares, Kingston Properties gained 30 cents to finish at $6.30, in transferring 6,000 units. Kingston Wharves climbed $4.25 to $58.25, with 1,327 units changing hands, Mayberry Investments lost 40 cents to close at $5.60 with 30,485 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities exchanged 27,317 stock units after shedding 60 cents to end at $9.40, and is trading at an 11.5 percent premium to the Net Asset Value as of May 18, of J$8.15. Palace Amusement closed $200 lower to $1,100, in trading 81 units, Proven Investments lost 50 cents to settle at $34.50 in swapping 2,417 units, Salada Foods declined to $26, with a loss of $2 after transferring 9,397 units. Scotia Group closed at $44, after losing $1 and exchanging 5,173 units and Sygnus Credit Investments ended the day 90 cents higher at $16, with 4,069 units changing hands.

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

NCB Financial knocks JSE Main Market

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined on Tuesday as NCB financial dropped from $150 down to a day’s low of $140 and was the main stock that inflicted the bulk of the damage to the market index.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 4,151.98 points to 409,869.77, the JSE Market Index declined by 3,680.65 points to 373,751.19 and the JSE Financial Index shed 2.12 points to close at 98.86.
The market closed with 49 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 20 stocks advancing, 18 declining and 11 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 45 securities accounting for 17,254,018 units valued $121,600,273, in contrast to 20,915,712 units valued at $107,984,225 from 42 securities on Monday.
Trans Jamaican Highway led trading with 8 million shares for 46.4 percent of total volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 4 million units for 23.4 percent of the day’s trade and JMMB Group 7.25% preference share with 1.5 million units for 8.7 percent market share.
The Market closed with an average of 383,423 units valued $2,702,228 for each security traded, in contrast to 497,993 units valued at an average of $2,571,053 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 359,042 units priced at $2,811,232 for each security changing hands, compared to 356,991 units with an average value of $2,844,401. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and seven stocks closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.4, while the Main Market ended at 14.8 times 2020-21 earnings.
In the Main Market, Caribbean Cement lost 50 cents to close at $51.50, in transferring 9,923 units, Eppley ended 50 cents higher at $15.50 after exchanging 2,060 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund added $1.89 to finish at $37.39, with 1,532 units changing hands. First Rock Capital closed at $11, with a loss of 40 cents swapping 5,465 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange picked up 80 cents trading 12,496 stock units to close at $20.80. JMMB Group transferred 158,678 shares at $34, after losing 51 cents, Key Insurance fell 80 cents to $6.20, with an exchange of 97,758 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $6.02 to $54 trading 60,956 stock units. Mayberry Investments gained 40 cents to end at $6, in transferring 145,068 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined $5 to end at $170, after exchanging 1,327 units, 138 Student Living gained $1 swapping 108 units and closed at $8. Palace Amusement ended the day $140 lower at $1,360, with 141 units changing hands, PanJam Investment shed 45 cents to settle at $75.75, in trading 9,717 units, Portland JSX picked up 94 cents swapping a mere five units to end at $8.60. Sagicor Group finished 50 cents lower at $45, with an exchange of 80,664 shares, Salada Foods added $1 to end at $28, in transferring 420 units, Scotia Group closed at $44, with a loss of $1 in trading 95,850 shares. Seprod gained 91 cents to reach $51, after exchanging 27,258 stock units, Supreme Ventures advanced $1.99 to $16 with 685,165 shares changing hands, Victoria Mutual Investments gained 31 cents in swapping 18,768 stock units to finish at $7.48 and Wisynco Group rose 30 cents to $18, with 108,499 shares crossing the exchange.

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

More gains for Jamaican stocks – Monday

nitThe Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose on Monday for the eight in ten days as the market closed higher with the prices of more stocks rising than falling.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 2,548.29 points to 414,021.75, the JSE Market Index climbed 2,365.35 points to 377,431.84 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.56 points to 100.98.
The market closed with 49 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 18 stocks advancing, 15 declining and 16 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 42 securities accounting for 20,915,712 units valued at $107,984,225, in contrast to 24,395,591 units valued at $156,997,429 from 41 securities on Friday.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 6.6 million shares for 31.7 percent of total volume followed by Trans Jamaican Highway with 5.7 million units for 27.4 percent of the day’s trade and Wigton Windfarm with 1.9 million units for 9 percent market share.
The Market closed with an average of 497,993 units at $2,571,053 for each security traded, in contrast to 595,014 units valued at an average of $3,829,206 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 356,991 units valued at $2,821,161 for each security changing hands, compared to 344,979 units with an average cost of $2,844,401. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows eleven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and ten stocks closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.2, while the Main Market ended at 14.4 times 2020-21 earnings.
In the Main Market, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.60 to $52 while transferring 31,886 stock units, Eppley added 75 cents higher to end at $15 trading 15,729 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund advanced to $35.50, with gains of $3.22 in swapping 1,160 units. First Rock Capital closed at $11.40, after picking up 90 cents and transferring 10,481 units, Jamaica Broilers closed $2.49 higher to $26.49, in trading 38,228 stock units, Jamaica Producers shed 50 cents to settle at $21, with 53,033 shares changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange gained $1 after swapping 4,605 units and closed at $20, JMMB Group transferred 384,909 shares at $34.51, after rising 51 cents, Key Insurance lost 60 cents exchanging 101,689 shares to end at $7. Mayberry Jamaican Equities closed 45 cents higher at $9.44, in swapping 33,490 stock units, 138 Student Living fell by $1.80 to $7, after trading 20,700 units, Proven Investments shed 60 cents to settle at $35.90, with 11,305 units changing hands. Salada Foods climbed $2 to $27, transferring 1,024 units, Scotia Group advanced by $$2.98 to $45, with an exchange of 59,670 shares, Supreme Ventures closed $1.36 lower to $14.01, after swapping 935,846 shares. Sygnus Credit Investments declined by $3.45 to end at $15.15, in trading 266,450 stock us and Victoria Mutual Investments shed 63 cents transferring 550,159 shares to finish at $7.17.

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

JSE Main Market closes down

JSE Main Market closes down on at the close on Friday as declining stocks beat out advancing ones almost two to one, leaving the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index down 2,215.55 points to close at 411,473.46.
The JSE Market Index lost 2,003.95 points to end at 375,066.49, the JSE Financial Index inched 1.04 points lower to 100.42 and the PE ratio of the market ended at 14.1, while the Main Market ended at 14.4 times 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 47 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 11 stocks advancing, 20 declining and 16 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 41 securities accounting for 24,395,591 units valued at $156,997,429, in contrast to 12,358,723 units valued at $97,621,587 from 43 securities on Thursday.
Trans Jamaican Highway led trading with 13.1 million shares for 53.7 percent of total volume followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 3.5 million units for 14.4 percent of the day’s trade and Wigton Windfarm with 3.2 million units for 13.3 percent market share.
The market closed with an average of 595,014 units priced at $3,829,206 for each security traded, in contrast to 287,412 units valued at an average of $2,270,269 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 344,979 units valued at $2,844,401 for each security changing hands, compared to 322,299 units with an average of $2,746,160. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows twelve stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two stocks closing with lower offers.
In the Main Market, Berger Paints gained 50 cents to close at $14 trading 125 units, Eppley added 75 cents to end at $14.25, in transferring 5,926 units, First Rock Capital closed at $10.50, with a loss of 80 cents after ownership 22,700 stock units changed. Jamaica Broilers dropped $1 to $24, after trading 71,423 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange finished 50 cents lower at $19, with 12,053 units changing hands, Key Insurance lost 80 cents transferring 148,234 shares to finish at $7.60. Mayberry Jamaican Equities closed 46 cents lower at $8.99, with an exchange of 16,066 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined by $1 to $175 after trading 1,000 units, NCB Financial closed at $150, with gains of $1 in swapping 82,819 shares. 138 Student Living added 80 cents to reach $8.80, after exchanging 43,495 stock units, PanJam Investment declined by $4 to settle at $76, in transferring 126,313 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 45 cents trading 1,905 units at $7.95. Salada Foods dropped $3.50 to $25, in exchanging 8,263 units, Scotia Group shed $5.38 to close at $42.02, with 85,576 shares crossing the exchange, Seprod closed 49 cents higher at $49.99 after transferring 4,857 units and Sygnus Credit Investments shed 79 cents to end at $18.60, with 27,602 stock units changing hands.

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

JSE Main Market continues to rebound

The Main Market Jamaica Stock Exchange resumed its recent upward run by putting in solid gains in the market indices on Thursday as investors continued to trade low volume of stocks.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rebounded 2,484.31 points to 413,689.01, the JSE Market Index climbed 2,275.43 points to 377,070.44 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.98 points to 101.46.
The market closed with 47 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 18 stocks advancing, 15 declining and 14 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 43 securities changing hands accounting for 12,358,723 units valued at $97,621,587, in contrast to 13,203,444 units valued at $113,823,838 from 42 securities on Wednesday.
Trans Jamaican Highway led trading with 5.7 million shares for 46 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 2.1 million units for 17 percent of the day’s trade and Supreme Ventures with 1 million units for 8.4 percent market share.
The Market closed with an average of 287,412 units at $2,270,269 for each security traded, in contrast to 314,368 units at an average of $2,710,091 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 322,299 units valued at $2,746,160 for each security changing hands, compared to 325,967 units with an average value of $2,801,767. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.2, while the Main Market ended at 14.4 times 2020-21 earnings.
In Main Market trading, Barita Investments lost 79 cents to end at $51.21, in transferring 7,572 units, Caribbean Cement added 41 cents to end at $50.40, with 10,793 units changing hands, Jamaica Producers gained 50 cents swapping 45,529 stock units after closing at $21.50. Jamaica Stock Exchange finished at $19.50, with a loss of $1.45 trading 31,225 stock units, JMMB Group picked up 70 cents to settle at $34, in exchanging 85,510 shares, Key Insurance ended $1.30 lower at $8.40, after transferring 173,824 shares. Kingston Wharves advanced by $2 to $48, with 15,507 stock units crossing the exchange, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy closed $6 higher at $176, after swapping 230 units, 138 Student Living climbed $1.55 to finish at $8, with 157,553 shares traded. Palace Amusement advanced $100 to $1,500 with just 21 units changing hands, Portland JSX gained 36 cents to settle at $7.66, in an exchange of 9,300 units, Sagicor Group shed 90 cents to end at $45.50, in switching ownership of 124,406 shares. Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 39 cents transferring 500 units and closed at $7.50, Salada Foods fell by $1.50 to $28.50, with an exchange of 3,525 units, Scotia Group gained $2.40 and ended at $47.40, in trading 750 units. Seprod had 17,733 stock units changing hands at $49.50, after rising $3. Supreme Ventures shed 80 cents to end at $15.45, with 1,042,478 shares crossing the exchange, Sygnus Credit Investments climbed $2.39 to $19.39, in transferring 10,451 units, Victoria Mutual Investments lost 43 cents in exchanging 158,093 shares to close at $7.57 and Wisynco Group shed 90 cents to end at $17.95 in trading 582,316 shares.

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

JSE Main market rolls on up

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange stretched the unbroken run into its sixth day, with modest gains in the market indices on Tuesday, but the market is still more than 26 percent adrift from the 2020 opening position.
At the close of the market, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 1,038.41 points to 412,412.95, the JSE Market Index added 828.05 points to close at 375,776.02 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.14 points to 100.97.
The market closed with 43 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 23 stocks advancing, 8 declining and 12 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 40 securities accounting for 10,234,687 units valued at $74,845,819, down from 13,635,712 units valued at $96,460,473 from 44 securities on Monday.
Trans Jamaican Highway led trading with 4.9 million shares for 48 percent of total main market volume followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.7 million units for 16.2 percent of the day’s trade and Trans Jamaican Highway US$ with 1 million units for 10 percent of the market’s volume.
The Market closed with an average of 255,867 units at $1,871,145 for each security traded, down from 309,903 units valued at an average of $2,192,283 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 327,294 units valued at $2,813,578 for each security changing hands, compared to 336,031 units with an average of $2,945,387. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five stocks closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.1, while the Main Market ended at 14.3 times 2020-21 earnings.
In the Main Market, Caribbean Cement dropped $2.97 to $47, while trading 24,815 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $2.28 to $32.28 in exchange of 100 units, First Rock Capital gained 30 cents to end at $11.30 after transferring 5,173 units. Grace Kennedy closed 40 cents higher at $57.90, with an exchange of 26,542 stock units, Jamaica Broilers shed 50 cents in trading 116,728 shares and closed at $25, Jamaica Producers ended $1.65 higher at $21, after swapping 9,212 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange fell $1.40 to $19.50, with 4,138 units changing hands, Kingston Wharves gained $2 and ended at $46, with the trading of 88,025 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities declined by $2.20 transferring 50,119 stock units and closed at $8.80. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $25.50 to close at $150, in swapping 666 units, NCB Financial Group closed $4 higher at $149.01, after transferring 76,046 shares, 138 Student Living rose 40 cents to settle at $6.45, in trading a mere 28 units. Pan Jam Investment gained 30 cents to settle at $78, with 115,267 shares changing hands, Sagicor Group closed 49 cents higher trading 152,383 shares to finish at $45.99, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended the day with gains of $1.44 to hit $7.94, in swapping 250 units. Salada Foods advanced $1 to $30, in transferring 354 units, Scotia Group closed at $48, with gains of $1 after an exchange of 14,705 stock units, Seprod traded $1.50 higher at $49 with 19,359 units changing hands. Sygnus Credit Investments ended at $17.48, after rising $1.28 and trading 80,501 shares and Wisynco Group rose 37 cents to close at $17.90, with 560,921 shares crossing the exchange.

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