Stocks gained on the JSE Main Market

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

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

Wigton Windfarm dominates trading

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

Wigton closed at anew high of $1

Wigton traded nearly 90% of shares on Thursday.

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

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

More gains for JSE Main Market

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

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

Rising JSE Main Market

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

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

More gains for JSE main Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Thursday with the market rising after investors exchanged 71 percent fewer shares as investors expended 44 percent less money in trading than on Wednesday, leading the market to close with more stocks advancing than declining.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 2,751.31 points to 407,581.24, the Main Index rose 2,789.03 points to 372,069.12 and the JSE Financial Index added 0.62 points to settle at 97.43.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands compared to 44 on Wednesday and closed with the prices of 19 stocks rising, 17 falling and six remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.7 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 4,243,411 shares for $63,166,132 compared to 14,824,256 units at $112,540,610 on Wednesday. Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 35.4 percent of total volume after exchanging 1.5 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 13.3 percent for 565,696 units and Transjamaican Highway with 528,293 units for 12.4 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 101,034 units changing hands at $1,503,956 for each security, compared to an average of 336,915 shares at $2,557,741 on Wednesday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 240,756  units for $1,681,973 for each security, in contrast to 268,050 units at $1,716,749. Trading for the month to date compares to September’s average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
Barita Investments advanced $2.10 to $80 at the close of the market after trading 292,728 shares. Berger Paints rose 50 cents in closing at $12.50, with investors swapping 398 units, Caribbean Cement shed 88 cents to end at $48.12, in exchanging 8,483 stock units, Eppley climbed $2.75 to $20.75, with 1,000 units crossing the market. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund advanced $5.75 to close at $49.70, with 295 units trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 75 cents to finish at $18.35, in trading 24,525 shares, JMMB Group gained 70 cents to settle at $30, with 14,986 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Investments shed 62 cents to end at $5.37, with investors switching ownership of 3,540 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 36 cents after ending at $7.65 with an exchange of 12,210 stock units, NCB Financial gained 50 cents to close at $130.50, after crossing the exchange with 26,856 shares. 138 Student Living rose 35 cents to close at $4.85 while exchanging 1,330 units, Palace Amusement jumped $74.93 in closing at $1,375, after transferring a mere 4 units, Sagicor Group fell 50 cents to $44.50, with 16,230 stock units changing hands, Salada Foods rose 71 cents to $27.99 trading 233 units. Scotia Group climbed $3.59 to settle at $49.97, with 525,487 shares passing through the market, Seprod closed at $55.99, after rising $2.89 after 6,843 units crossed the market, Sygnus Credit Investments gained $1.05 to settle at $18.90, in exchanging 11,324 stock units and Wisynco Group slipped 55 cents to $15.35, after crossing the exchange with 64,560 shares. In the preference segment of the Main Market, 138 Student Living Preference shares gained 90 cents to close at $6.88, after exchanging 72 units.

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

JSE majors move higher

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Wednesday, with the market rising moderately after investors exchanged 41 percent more shares than on Tuesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index gained 582.72 points to 404,829.93, the Main Index advanced 480.87 points to 369,280.09, while the JSE Financial Index advanced 0.25 points to settle at 96.81.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands compared to 45 on Tuesday and closed with the prices of 19 stocks rising, 17 stocks declining and eight remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at  15.4 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 14,824,256 shares for $112,540,610 versus 10,527,397 units at $50,333,563 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading, with 56.1 percent of total volume, accounting for 8.32 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 16.5 percent or 2.44 million stock units and JMMB Group, with 9.9 percent market share for 1.47 million units.
Trading ended with an average of 336,915 units changing hands at $2,557,741 for each security compared to an average of 233,939 shares at $1,118,524 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 268,050 units at $1,716,749 for each security, in contrast to 250,330 units at $1,500,353. Trading, month to date, compares well to September’s average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 10 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints slipped $1 to $12, in trading 3,804 shares, Caribbean Cement ended at $49, after gaining $1 with investors switching ownership of 3,416 stock units, Eppley declined $3.75 to close at $18, in exchanging 133,002 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund advanced by $1.80 to $43.95, with a transfer of 50 shares. First Rock Capital rose 78 cents to close at $12.90, in exchanging 14,570 stock units, Jamaica Broilers climbed $1 in closing at $26, with 1,419 units crossing the market, Kingston advanced by $3 to $49, with investors swapping 47 units. 138 Student Living lost 39 cents to close at $4.50, in exchange of 408 units, PanJam Investment settled at $70, with gains of $1 after trading 2,655 units, Proven Investments lost 51 cents to end at $39.99, in clearing the market with 3,991 units, Sagicor Group rose 89 cents to end at $45, after an exchange of 1,008 units. Salada Foods shed 71 cents to finish at $27.28, in trading 42 units, Scotia Group declined $3.40 to end at $46.38, with 53 929 shares trading, Seprod finished at $53.10, after losing $2.90 and exchanging 34,828 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments declined by $1.15 to end at $17.85 trading 38,411 shares.
In the preference segment of the market, Community & Workers of Jamaica Credit Union rose 34 cents to end at $1.99, trading 5,148 shares.

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

2 days of big losses for JSE Main Market

The All Jamaican Composite Index plunged 8,760.41 points to close 403,225.69, the JSE Main Index tumbled 7,585.01 points to 368,099.75 and the JSE Financial Index dropped 2.35 points to settle at 96.20 as the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Friday. 
Friday’s fall, along with a big decline on Thursday, wiped out all of the 9,745.94 points gains recorded by the All Jamaican Composite Index on Wednesday.
As was the case on Thursday, trading ended with 41 securities changing hands on Friday and closed with the prices of 18 stocks rising, 14 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.6 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 27 percent more shares than on Thursday with an exchange of 9,117,461 shares compared to 7,166,466 as investors spent 77 percent more funds on stocks amounting to $80,839,987 versus $45,683,165 on Thursday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 27.7 percent of total volume, for 2.53 million shares, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 17.1 percent or 1.56 million units, Wigton Windfarm with 14.3 percent for 1.30 million units and Wisynco Group closing with 13.3 percent, with 1.22 million units changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 222,377 units changing hands at $1,971,707 for each security, compared to an average of 174,792 shares at $1,114,224 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 198,584 units at $1,542,965 for each security, in contrast to September’s average of 265,170 units at $3,271,625.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement rose 90 cents to close at $47.90, with 678 units passing through the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund gained $5.99 to end at $50, after an exchange of 11 units, Jamaica Broilers Group slid $1.50 to settle at $26, with 20,006 shares crossing the market. Jamaica Producers Group slipped 45 cents to close at $20.50, with investors swapping 1,359 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $18.21, after losing 86 cents exchanging 24,994 shares, Mayberry Investments gained 84 cents to settle at $6.14, with investors swapping 7,921 stock units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy advanced by $28 to $163, after trading only one stock unit, NCB Financial fell $1 in closing at $130 and clearing the market with 91,324 shares, PanJam Investment climbed $2 to close at $68, in trading 24,433 stock units. Sagicor Group dropped $2.30 to $44.10, with investors switching ownership of 9,874 units, Seprod shed 90 cents to finish at $55, in exchanging 15,520 shares. Supreme Ventures declined by $1.25 to settle at $14.75, in transferring 120,086 units, Sygnus Credit Investments fell 50 cents to close at $19, after clearing the market with 23,747 stock units and Wisynco Group gained 47 cents to settle at $15.99, in trading 1,215,482 shares.
In the Main Market preference segment, Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share climbed $2 to $106, with 122 units passing through the market.

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

Barita jumps to record close

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market surged sharply on the last trading day of the month to close at the highest point since the first day in July as Barita Investments jumped to a new one year high of $95.51, after trading levels for the marketing ended with an increase of 162 percent more shares changing hands than on Tuesday.

The chart shows a saucer shape for the market that points to a sharp rise in the market.

At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index surged 9,745.94 points to settle at 416,926.56, the Main Index jumped 8,779.22 points to settle at 380,425.98 and the JSE Financial Index increased 3.07 points to settle at 100.45.
Trading ended with 46 securities changing hands compared to 45 on Tuesday and ended with the prices of 22 stocks rising, the prices of 12 declining and 12 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.9 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 16,710,134 shares for $211,378,559 compared to 6,376,770 units at $90,289,336 on Tuesday. Pulse Investments led trading with 26.5 percent of total volume in an exchange of 4.43 million shares, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 21.4 percent or 3.57 million units, Sagicor Group with 9.4 percent market share for 1.57 million units. Transjamaica Highway traded 1.38 shares for 8.3 percent market share, Wigton Windfarm with 1.32 million units, Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 1.3 million units.
Trading ended with an average of 363,264 units changing hands at  $4,595,186 for each security, compared to an average of 141,706 shares at $2,006,430 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date, ended at 265,170  units at $3,271,625 for each security, in contrast to 260,128 units at  $3,203,598 on Tuesday. </Trading month to date compares adversely to, August with an average of 497,441 units at $3,201,918.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 13 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments increased $5.51 in ending at 52 weeks’ high of $95.51 in trading 874,473 shares, Caribbean Cement advanced $1.46 to settle at $49.50 while exchanging 37,212 stocks, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund carved out a loss 30 cents in closing at $50 in an exchange of 400 shares. First Rock Capital advanced 40 cents in ending at $13 after exchanging 6,568  units, Jamaica Broilers climbed $2.20 to end at $27.70 with investors switching ownership of 16,232 stock units,  Jamaica Producers carved out a gain of 50 cents in closing at $21 in trading  48,979 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed $1.40 in closing at $19.85 and trading 202,830 stock units, JMMB Group jumped $2.99 ending at $31 with an exchange of 118,333 stock units, Key Insurance advanced $1.24 to settle at $9.61 in clearing the market with 151,331 stocks. Kingston Wharves gained $3.10 in ending at $49.10 after exchanging 100 stock units, Mayberry Investments climbed $1.09 to close at $6.25 with 10 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities increased 64 cents in closing at $8.30 trading 2,832 stocks. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $5 to settle at $150, with 1,605 stock units passing through the market, PanJam Investment carved out a gain of $3.49 in closing at $69.50, with 24,108 stock units passing through the market, Portland JSX dropped 45 cents to close at $7.05 with investors switching ownership of 106,892 shares. Sagicor Group carved out a gain of $2.10 to settle at $46.40 while exchanging 1,571,769 units, Stanley Motta climbed 47 cents to close at $5.12, with 33,715 stocks clearing the market. Supreme Ventures dropped 40 cents in closing at $14, with 5,437 shares changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments advanced $1.70 and ended at $19.40 in exchanging 93,341 shares and Wisynco Group advanced 45 cents to close at $16.90 trading 55,901 stock units.
In the Main Market preference segment, Productive Business Solutions 9.75% Preference share advanced $24 to settle at $104 with investors switching ownership of five stock units.

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

Gains for JSE Main Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended trading on Tuesday with the market rising even as values declined 61 percent and investors exchanged 44 percent fewer shares than on Monday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 266.78 points to 407,180.62, the JSE Main Index rose 241.38 points to 371,646.76 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.77 points to settle at 97.38.
Market activities ended with 45 securities changing hands compared to 42 on Monday and closed with the prices of 11 stocks rising, 18 declining and 16 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.6 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 6,376,770 shares for $90,289,336 compared to 11,383,554 units at $229,812,014 on Monday. Pulse Investments led trading with 34 percent of total volume after exchanging 2.17 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 9.5 percent amounting for 608,319 units and Supreme Ventures with 528,693 units for 8.3 percent market share.
Trading ended with an average of 141,706 units changing hands at $2,006,430 for each security compared to an average of 271,037 shares at $5,471,715 on Monday. Trading resulted in an average of 260,128 units at $3,203,598 for each security for the month to date on Monday. Trading month to date compares adversely to  August’s average of 497,441 units at $3,201,918.
IC bid-offer Indicator| 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 soared $10.10 to settle at 52 weeks’ high of $90,  trading 524,321 shares, Eppley declined $2.74 to $20.76 after exchanging 1,000 units, First Rock Capital shed 40 cents to close at $12.60, with investors swapping 9,040 stock units. Jamaica Broilers declined by  $1.94 in closing at $25.50 and trading 15,903 units, JMMB Group fell $1.73 to end at $28.01 and finishing with a transfer of 102,208 shares, Kingston Wharves dropped $3.50 to $46, in an exchange of 862 units. Mayberry Investments ended at $5.16, with a loss of 94 cents, with 23,101 stock units clearing the market, Mayberry Jamaican Equities shed 64 cents to end at $7.66, with 10,351 units changing hands, NCB Financial closed at $131, after a loss $1.99 with investors switching ownership of 22,813 stock units. Palace Amusement dropped $319.99 to end at $1,300.01 in exchanging 50 units, Scotia Group climbed $2.76 to $49.90, trading 47,610 shares, Seprod gained 40 cents to settle at $55.90, with 17,499 stock units crossing the exchange. Stanley Motta lost 48 cents to end at $4.65 trading 935 shares, Supreme Ventures advanced $1.40 to $14.40, with an exchange of 528,693 shares and Wisynco Group gained 55 cents in closing at $16.45, after 44,087 shares passed through the market.

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

Main market trading plunged Monday

The value of stocks trading dropped 81 percent on Monday compared to Friday, swelled by near 15 million units of Barita worth $1.16 billion shares trading Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market, but trading volume fell 53 percent versus Friday.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 1,325.14 points to 406,913.84, the JSE Main Index fell 1,198.98 points to 371,405.38 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.73 points to settle at 96.61.
Trading ended with 42 securities changing hands, the same number as Friday and closed with the prices of 12 stocks rising, 22 declining and eight remaining unchanged.  The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 15.8  based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 11,383,554 shares for $229,812,014 compared to 24,341,786 units at $1,198,275,855  on Friday. Pulse Investments led trading with 22.1 percent of total volume, with 2.51 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway with 16.7 percent or 1.90 million units. Barita Investments ended with 12.7 percent for 1.44 million units and Wigton Windfarm closed with 12 percent of the market, ending with 1.37 million units changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 271,037 units changing hands at $5,471,715 for each security compared to an average of 579,566 shares at  $28,530,378 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at  266,398 units at $3,266,977 for each security, in contrast to 266,157 units at $3,152,375. Trading month to date compares adversely to August’s average of 497,441 units at $3,201,918 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the  Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments advanced $2.90 to close at $79.90, with 1,441,342  shares changing hands, Berger Paints shed 64 cents, ending at $11.85 with 12,425 stock units crossing the market. Caribbean Cement ended at $48.04, after a loss of 67 cents in an exchange of 5,196 units,  Jamaica Broilers Group climbed $1.44 to settle at $27.44, trading 9,635 stock units. Jamaica Producers Group lost 30 cents to close at $20.70, with an exchange of 8,382 shares, Kingston Wharves slid 50 cents to settle at $49.50, after clearing the market with 404 units, NCB Financial Group gained 89 cents, in ending at $132.99 with investors swapping 172,508 shares. 138 Student Living rose 35 cents to end at $4.85, after clearing the market with 15,605 stock units, PanJam Investment dropped $3.49 to $66.01, in transferring 150,938 shares, Pulse Investments gained 30 cents to settle at $4.90, in trading 2,510,192 shares. Scotia Group fell to $47.14,  after losing $1.36 and exchanging 627,325 shares Seprod fell 50 cents to $55.50, with investors switching ownership of  177,004 shares, Supreme Ventures fell $1.50 to settle at $13, as investors swapped 795,566 shares. Sygnus Credit Investments lost 70 cents to close at $17.80, in trading 28,469 stock units and Wisynco Group shed 58 cents to close at $15.90, with 45,481 stock units passing through the market.
In the preference segment of the Main Market, Eppley 8.75% preference shares fell $1.88 in closing at $6.71, with investors swapping 724,607 shares.

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