Modest slippage for Main Market

Market activity ended on Monday with the volume of shares traded jumping 66 percent higher and the value rising 21 percent more than in trading on Friday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as stocks rising were fewer than those declining.
The All Jamaican Composite Index shed 533.05 points to settle at 446,260.46, the Main Index declined 448.18 points to 406,502.58 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.20 points to end at 98.82.
Trading ended with 51 securities similar to Friday, with 15 stocks rising, 18 declining and 18 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.5 based on ICInsider.com.’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 6,587,765 shares trading for $59,809,086 versus 3,971,368 units at $49,614,466 on Friday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 22 percent of total volume for an exchange of 1.45 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway with 17.1 percent after trading 1.13 million units and Pulse Investments 9.3 percent with 609,373 units.
Trading averages 129,172 units at $1,172,727, compared to 77,870 shares at $972,833 on Friday and month to date, an average of 319,241 units at $3,702,393, compared to 334,040 units at $3,899,360 on Friday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 13 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none ended with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints shed 61 cents after ending at $13.13 in trading 11,324 shares, Caribbean Cement rallied $1.03 to $102.03 with an exchange of 5,384 stocks, Guardian Holdings popped $2 to $592 after an exchange of 5 stock units. Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 75 cents to $17.75 in trading 57,723 units, JMMB Group shed 24 cents to close at $35.50, with 115,314 shares crossing the market, Kingston Wharves fell 49 cents to $46.51 with the swapping of 712 stocks, NCB Financial gained 49 cents after ending at $129 in an exchange of 14,188 shares. PanJam Investment spiked 50 cents to close at $62.50 in switching ownership of 9,994 stock units, Seprod advanced $1.99 to end at $66 with 15,237 units clearing the market, Supreme Ventures dropped 20 cents to $17.80 in trading 4,260 units, Victoria Mutual Investments rose 27 cents in closing at $5.65 after trading 95,734 stocks.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.75% rose 50 cents to $20.50 with 400 stock units crossing the exchange.

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

Modest gain for JSE Main Market

Stock market activity ended on Friday with the volume of shares trading diving 64 percent lower, with the value down 84 percent compared to Thursday, to close out the week on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market after rising stocks were overshadowed by those declining.
The All Jamaican Composite Index mustered a 91.03 points rise to 446,793.51, the Main Index picked up 309.70 points to end at 406,950.76 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.20 points to 99.02.
Trading impacted 51 securities compared to 56 on Thursday, with 15 rising, 21 declining and 15 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 3,971,368 shares trading for $49,614,466 versus 10,979,111 units at $317,868,201 on Thursday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 22.1 percent of total volume after trading 875,782 shares followed by Transjamaican Highway 13.4 percent with 532,718 units and Pulse Investments with 10.7 percent for an exchange of 423,546 units.
Trading averages 77,870 units at $972,833, compared to 196,056 shares at $5,676,218 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 334,040 units at $3,899,360, compared to 355,670 units at $4,146,467 on Thursday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Berger Paints popped 24 cents to $13.74 in transferring 7,300 stock units, Eppley shed 50 cents to $38.50 in exchanging 2,022 shares, First Rock Capital declined 60 cents $12, with 25,883 stocks crossing the exchange, GraceKennedy dropped $1.65 to close at $100 with the swapping of 175,051 units. Guardian Holdings rallied $10 to end at $590 after exchanging 106 stock units, Jamaica Broilers fell 99 cents to $28.51 with an exchange of 10,301 stock units, JMMB Group advanced 92 cents to $35.74 trading 40,347 stocks. Margaritaville dipped 50 cents to $14.20 in an exchange of 1,000 units, NCB Financial climbed 50 cents to end at $128.51 in switching ownership of 7,213 shares, PanJam Investment fell $3 in closing at $62 while exchanging 20,802 stock units.Proven Investments gained 40 cents to close at $32 in an exchange of  3,050 units, Seprod shed $1.99 to close at $64.01, with 2,316 shares changing hands, Stanley Motta spiked 55 cents to $5.60 after 1,355 stock crossed the market, Supreme Ventures rose 49 cents to $18, with 12,588 shares clearing the market and Wisynco Group lost 33 cents in ending at $15.65 and trading 61,336 stocks.

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

Trading surges on JSE Main Market

Market activity sent shares trading 111 percent up as the value surged 449 percent over Wednesday performance at the end of trading on Thursday as the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market suffered a minor decline in the main indices even as rising stocks exceeded those declining by nearly a third percent.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dipped 77.60 points to settle at 446,702.48, the Main Index fell 447.04 points to 406,641.06 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.09 points to end at 98.82.
Trading ended with 56 securities, up from 54 on Wednesday, with 23 stocks rising, 18 declining and 15 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.5 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
The market closed with 10,979,111 shares trading for $317,868,201 versus 5,205,273 units at $57,933,745 on Wednesday. Barita Investments led trading with 25 percent of total volume after exchanging 2.74 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 14 percent for 1.54 million units, Wigton Windfarm 12.8 percent with 1.41 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund 9.5 percent with 1.04 million shares changing hands.
Trading averages 196,056 units at $5,676,218, compared to 96,394 shares at $1,072,847 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 355,670 units at $4,146,467, compared to 371,981 units at $3,990,142 on Wednesday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement dropped $3.90 to close at $101 with the swapping of 12,496 shares, Eppley dipped $1 to $39 trading 675 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $4.16 to $37.25 in trading 2,868 units. Guardian Holdings dived $15 to $580 with 8,301 stocks clearing the market, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.50 to $29.50, with 48,138 stocks crossing the exchange, Jamaica Stock Exchange declined 28 cents to $17.17 in an exchange of 16,199 units. JMMB Group shed 92 cents to $34.82, with 327,972 shares changing hands, Kingston Properties fell 34 cents to end at $9.50 with an exchange of 2,852 stock units, Kingston Wharves rallied 50 cents to $47 in switching ownership of 1,400 units. Margaritaville spiked $1.50 to $14.70 after an exchange of 343 stocks, NCB Financial declined 78 cents to end at $128.01 in exchanging 63,222 shares, Palace Amusement advanced $70 ending at $1000 after trading 71 stock units. PanJam Investment popped $3 to $65 780 after stock units crossed the market, Portland JSX dropped 97 cents in closing at $7.03 after 1,754 shares changed hands, Proven Investments increased 54 cents to close at $31.60 after exchanging 30,082 stocks. Sagicor Group climbed $1 to close at $54 while trading 285,469 units, Scotia Group gained $1.30 to close at $39.90 after exchanging 3,566 stocks, Seprod spiked $2 to $66 in trading 9,079 units. Supreme Ventures lost 49 cents to end at $17.51, with 9,378 shares changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments rallied 52 cents to end at $15.89 while exchanging 2,845 stock units and Wisynco Group popped 23 cents to $15.98 with the swapping of 363,061 shares.

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

Modest gains for JSE Main Market

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The number of securities trading rose above Tuesday’s level but the volume of stocks plunged 58 percent and the value 70 percent below Tuesday’s as market activity ended Wednesday, with the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market with the market indices recording modest gains at the close as the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator was flashing one of the strongest short term bull signals for some time.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 103.47 points to 446,780.08, the Main Index advanced 325.79 points to 407,088.10 and JSE Financial Index popped 0.03 points to end at 98.91.
Trading ended with 54 securities up from 50 on Tuesday, with just 13 rising, 26 declining and 15 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
At the close, 5,205,273 shares traded for $57,933,745 versus 12,260,493 units at $193,948,042 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 53.1 percent of total volume for an exchange of 2.76 million shares followed by Mayberry Investments 10.1 percent, with 526,081 units and Mayberry Jamaican Equities 4.5 percent, with 233,952 shares.
Trading averages 96,394 units at $1,072,847, compared to 245,210 shares at $3,878,961 on Tuesday and the month to date averages 371,981 units at $3,990,142, compared to 402,106 units at $4,309,037 on Tuesday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows sixteen stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments shed 55 cents in closing at $89.95 in an exchange of 12,190 shares, Berger Paints gained 49 cents to end at $13.50 with a transfer of 174 stock units, Caribbean Cement rallied 90 cents to $104.90 after 6,490 stocks cleared the market. First Rock Capital popped 81 cents to $12.50 with 140 units trading, GraceKennedy slipped 34 cents to $101.65 with the swapping of 79,226 stocks, Guardian Holdings dropped $12 to $595 in switching ownership of 982 stock units. Jamaica Broilers fell $2 to $28 in transferring 29,152 shares, Jamaica Producers advanced $2 to $23.50 in trading 300 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 27 cents to $17.45 with an exchange of 2,149 stock units. JMMB Group lost 26 cents to close at $35.74 with 97,125 shares clearing the market, Kingston Properties lost 40 cents to $9.84 after 230 units crossed the market, Kingston Wharves fell $1 to $46.50 in exchanging 5,938 stocks. Palace Amusement dropped $70 to $930 with the swapping of 43 units, PanJam Investment declined $3 to $62 with an exchange of 3,316 stock units, Proven Investments shed $1.54 to close at $31.06 after trading 6,000 stocks. Sagicor Group slipped $1 to $53 in exchanging 17,365 shares, Scotia Group shed 96 cents to end at $38.60 after a transfer of 68,535 stocks, Seprod declined $2 to $64 with an exchange of 5,832 units. Supreme Ventures fell 50 cents to $18 in switching ownership of 241 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments dipped 33 cents to $15.37 in trading 9,182 stock units.
In the preference segment, Community & Workers Credit Union popped 25 cents to $1.85 in exchanging 1,400 units and Eppley 7.25 climbed $3 to $23 with 1 stock crossing the exchange.

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

Ground lost by JSE Main market

Market activity ended on Tuesday, with the volume of shares trading dropping 32 percent lower and the value declining 77 percent from Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market leading to declining stocks edging out rising ones.
A total of 50 securities traded, up from 47 on Monday, with 19 stocks rising, 21 declining and 10 ending unchanged. The All Jamaican Composite Index lost 2,373.95 points to 446,676.61, the Main Index fell 1,989.08 points to settle at 406,762.31 and the JSE Financial Index fell 0.32 points to 98.88.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.9 based on ICInsider.com’s earnings forecast for 2021-22.
Trading pulled out 12,260,493 shares at $193,948,042 compared to 17,909,584 units at $837,730,261 on Monday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 40.5 percent of total volume after an exchange of 4.97 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm 20 percent, with 2.45 million units traded and Sagicor Group 8.8 percent with 1.08 million shares.
Trading averages 245,210 units at $3,878,961 compared to 381,055 shares at $17,824,048 on Monday and month to date, an average of 402,106 units at $4,309,037,compared to 419,775 units at $4,357,469 on Monday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks ending, with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments popped 50 cents in ending at $90.50 after 541,855 shares traded, Berger Paints gained 26 cents to close at $13.01 after 1,850 stock cleared the market, Caribbean Producers fell 28 cents in closing at $4.41, with 94,165 units crossing the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund jumped $3.76 to $41.41 in trading 14,398 shares, First Rock Capital dipped $1.20 to $11.69 with the swapping of 3,344 stocks. Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 56 cents to $17.18, with 3,818 stock units crossing the market, JMMB Group spiked 48 cents to $36, with 46,560 units crossing the exchange, Kingston Wharves dropped 50 cents to close at $47.50 while exchanging 6,859 units. Mayberry Investments popped 30 cents to $6 in switching ownership of 48,725 stock units, 138 Student Living increased 45 cents to $4.95 in exchanging 2,095 shares, PanJam Investment rose $3 to $65 after exchanging 3,000 shares, Proven Investments declined 41 cents to $32.60, with 166,333 stocks changing hands. Sagicor Group lost $1 to end at $54 after exchanging 1,081,424 stock units, Scotia Group rallied $1.01 to $39.56 in an exchange of 22,570 shares, Seprod popped $1 to close at $66 with 2,078 stocks changing hands. Stanley Motta declined 60 cents to $5 after trading 48,000 units and Supreme Ventures shed 50 cents to close at $18.50, with 65,781 stock units crossing the market.
In the preference segment138 Student Living Preference share rose 99 cents to end at $7.56 while exchanging 100 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Mild gains for JSE Main market

Market activity ended on Monday, with the volume of shares trading rising 33 percent and the value of stocks trading surging 541 percent over Friday trades on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market, with rising stocks lagged those declining on a one to two ratio.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 42.14 points to 449,050.56, the Main Index gained 289.77 points to close at 408,751.39 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.16 points to settle at 99.20.
Trading touched 47 securities compared to 44 on Friday, with 12 stocks rising, 23 declining and 12 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 17,909,584 shares trading for $837,730,261 up from 13,470,929 units at $130,674,709 on Friday. NCB Financial accounted for 25 percent of total volume, with 4.47 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway 19.6 percent, with 3.52 million units, Wigton Windfarm contributed 17.9 percent with 3.20 million units, Barita Investments 13.3 percent after trading 2.38 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund 9.1 percent with 1.63 million shares.
Trading averages 381,055 units at $17,824,048 compared to 306,157 shares at $2,969,880 on Friday and month to date, an average of 419,775 units at $4,357,469 compared to 424,359 units at $2,763,188 on Friday. August ended with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 15 stocks that ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments dipped 50 cents to $90, trading 2,376,367 shares, Eppley shed $1.40 in closing at $40 while exchanging 6,326 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $7.30 to $37.65 in an exchange of 4,330 units. Guardian Holdings lost $2 to end at $607 in trading 551 stocks, Jamaica Broilers shed $3.27 to $30.03 with an exchange of 52,057 shares, Jamaica Producers dropped 30 cents to $21.70 after exchanging 14,688 stock units. JMMB Group lost 98 cents in closing at $35.52 in exchanging 32,383 units, Kingston Wharves climbed 50 cents to $48 in switching ownership of 2,021 stocks, NCB Financial shed $1 to $129, with 4,471,600 shares clearing the market. PanJam Investment fell $2 to $62 with the swapping of 13,958 stocks, Proven Investments declined 49 cents in closing at $33.01, with 12,940 units changing hands, Scotia Group fell 95 cents to $38.55 after trading 42,199 stock units. Supreme Ventures spiked 90 cents to $19, with 42,264 shares crossing the market and Sygnus Credit Investments advanced 63 cents to $15.79 after 88,609 stock units crossed the exchange.

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

Major stocks move higher on Friday

Market activity sent all indices rising marginally at the close on Friday after modest gains in the volume and value of shares traded compared to Thursday, with rising stocks exceeded those declining on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market to close out the week with a loss.
The market closed with 13,470,929 shares trading for $130,674,709 versus 12,534,457 units at $121,087,956 on Thursday. Pulse Investments led trading with 36.6 percent of total volume after trading 4.93 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway 22.5 percent, with 3.03 million units and Wigton Windfarm 13.1 percent, with 1.76 million units changing hands.
Trading averages 306,157 units at $2,969,880, compared to 245,774 shares at $2,374,274 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 424,359 units at $2,763,188 compared to 439,092 units at $2,737,425 on Thursday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
The All Jamaican Composite Index popped 512.08 points to 449,008.42, the Main Index rose 152.88 points to 408,461.62 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.28 points to close at 99.36.
Trading ended with 44 securities compared to 51 on Thursday, with 21 stocks rising, 13 declining and 10 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 16 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2021-22 earnings. Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments spiked $1.53 to $90.50, with 23,516 shares clearing the market, Berger Paints shed $1.19 to finish at $12.55 in trading 55,650 stocks, Caribbean Cement declined $1 to $104 with the swapping of 1,190 stock units. Guardian Holdings advanced $10 in closing at $609 with an exchange of 3,532 units, JMMB Group rose $1.49 to end at $36.50 in transferring 122,054 shares, Kingston Properties rallied $1.45 to $10 with 1,004 stock units changing hands. Kingston Wharves slipped 60 cents to $47.50 in switching ownership of 1,603 stocks, Mayberry Investments lost 25 cents to end at $5.75 after trading 70,244 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained 55 cents after ending at $9.05 in switching ownership of 12,170 stocks. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy popped $1 to $120 after an exchange of 426 stock units, Palace Amusement climbed $60 to $1,000 with a transfer of 3 units, Pulse Investments rose 58 cents in closing at $4.10 with 4,934,043 shares crossing the market. Scotia Group rallied 50 cents to $39.50 in exchanging 38,983 stocks, Seprod spiked 50 cents to $65 with the swapping of 176,170 units, Supreme Ventures popped 55 cents to $18.10 with 34,730 stock units crossing the market and Sygnus Credit Investments fell 53 cents to $15.16 in trading 43,083 shares.

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

Bloodletting continues on JSE Main Market

Declining stocks continued to dominate trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market with more bloodletting on Thursday and resulting in 6 of 8 trading days for September that closed, with more stocks falling than rising, with the volume of shares trading rising 11 percent and the value down 55 percent compared to trading on Wednesday.  
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,742.24 points to close at 448,496.34, the Main Index declined 2,069.01 points to 408,308.74 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.53 points to end 99.08.
Trading ended with 51 securities, similar to Wednesday, with 14 stocks rising, 26 declining and 11 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7 at the close based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 12,534,457 shares trading for $121,087,956 versus 11,280,652 units at $270,814,131 on Wednesday. Pulse Investments led trading with 32.6 percent for an exchange of 4.09 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 14.4 percent for 1.81 million units, Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 11.7 percent for 1.46 million units and QWI Investments with 10.4 percent after exchanging 1.30 million units.
Trading averages 245,774 units at $2,374,274, versus 221,189 shares at $5,310,081 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 439,092 units at $2,737,425, in contrast to 471,739 units at $2,798,752 on Wednesday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement shed $1 to end at $105, with 4,751 shares changing hands, Eppley gained 90 cents in closing at $41.40 and exchanging 200 stocks, Guardian Holdings spiked $14 to $599 with the swapping of 2,987 stock units. Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.10 to $33.10 after exchanging 6,270 units, Jamaica Producers declined $2.22 to close at $22.18, with 7,596 units crossing the market, JMMB Group fell $1.80 in closing at $35.01 after trading 254,098 stock units. Kingston Properties lost $1.45 in ending at $8.55, with 3,000 stocks crossing the exchange, NCB Financial dropped $1.30 to $130 with 41,098 shares clearing the market, Palace Amusement fell $10 to $940, with 94 units changing hands. PanJam Investment increased $2 to end at $64 in an exchange of 2,877 shares, Pulse Investments dropped 36 cents to $3.52 after exchanging 4,085,000 stock units, Sagicor Group fell $1 to $55 while exchanging 24,140 stocks. Scotia Group popped 49 cents in closing at $39 with an exchange of 832,069 shares after the price hit a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $38 and Supreme Ventures shed 55 cents to close at $17.55, trading 9,281 units.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.25% declined $2 to $20, trading 1,000 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE Main market stocks down again

Market activity ended on Wednesday with the volume of shares declining 84 percent and value climbing 84 percent compared to Tuesday after declining stocks exceded rising ones almost two one at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dived 1,914.17 points to 451,238.58, the Main Index dropped 1,512.01 points to 410,377.75 and the JSE Financial Index dipped 0.69 points to 99.61.
Fifty one (51) securities traded compared to 48 on Tuesday, with 13 rising, 22 declining and 16 ending unchanged.
Overall, 11,280,652 shares trading for $270,814,131 versus 71,748,172 units at $147,521,115 on Tuesday. Pulse Investments led with 36.7 percent of total volume after trading 4.14 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm 18.6 percent, with 2.10 million units and Barita Investments, with 15.2 percent after an exchange of 1.71 million units.
Trading averages 221,189 units at $5,310,081, versus 1,494,754 shares at $3,073,357 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 471,739 units at $2,798,752, compared to 522,647 units at $2,288,482 on Tuesday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 16 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement declined $1 to $106 with 3,721 shares crossing the exchange, Eppley lost 25 cents at $40.50 in trading 4,327 units, Guardian Holdings declined $7 to $585 with a transfer of 5,459 stock units. Jamaica Stock Exchange popped 57 cents to $17.75 in exchanging 155 stocks, Kingston Properties rose $1.50 to $10 with the swapping of 539 shares, Kingston Wharves lost 35 cents to settle at $48.10 after owners swapped 488 stocks. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy fell $1 to $119 after exchanging 13 stock units, Palace Amusement dropped $100 to end at $950 in trading 86 units, Proven Investments shed 69 cents to $33.51 with 8,296 stocks changing hands. Sagicor Group advanced $1 to $56 in transferring 6,908 stock units, Scotia Group declined $1.47 to $38.51 with the swapping of 42,386 units, Seprod fell 67 cents to $64.33 with 1,336 shares crossing the market and Sygnus Credit Investments shed 55 cents to $15.50 in exchanging 53,421 stocks.

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

Rising stocks beat up decliners

Market activity ended on Tuesday, with the volume of shares trading surging 199 percent, but with 30 percent less value than Monday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks exceeded those declining, resulting in a mild drop in the Main market indices. 
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 197.40 points to 453,152.75, the Main Index shed 135.29 points to end at 411,889.76 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.10 points to settle at 100.30.
Forty eight securities traded similar to Monday and ended, with 22 stocks rising, 15 declining and 11 finishing unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 71,748,172 shares trading for $147,521,115 versus 24,034,258 units at $209,918,283 on Monday. Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading by controlling 91 percent of total volume, with 65.3 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm, 2.4 percent, with 1.75 million units and QWI Investments with 566,303 units for 0.8 percent market share.
Trading averages 1,494,754 units at $3,073,357, compared to 500,714 shares at $4,373,298 on Monday and month to date, an average of 522,647 units at $2,288,482 versus 292,789 units at $2,103,896 on Monday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement fell 99 cents to end at $107, trading 4,081 shares, Eppley rose 25 cents to close at $40.75 in trading 1,275 stock, GraceKennedy popped $1 to $102 in switching ownership of 488,001 stock units. Guardian Holdings spiked $12 to end at $592 in trading 3,359 units, Jamaica Broilers dropped $1.07 in closing at $32.03 while exchanging 22,103 shares, Jamaica Producers shed 43 cents to end at $24.24 after 260,006 stock units crossed the exchange. JMMB Group climbed 32 cents to $36.83 with the swapping of 39,284 stocks, Kingston Properties declined $1.75 to $8.50, with 16,969 units changing hands, Kingston Wharves climbed $1.90 to $48.45 with an exchange of 1,001 stock units. Mayberry Investments rallied 25 cents to $6, with 500 shares crossing the market, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy rose $1 to $120, with 1,032 stock units changing hands, NCB Financial gained $1.40 to $131.40 after exchanging 116,300 stock units. Palace Amusement fell $50 to $1050 in exchange of just two shares, Proven Investments gained $1.20 in closing at $34.20 and exchanging 71,444 stock units, Sagicor Group dropped $2.39 to $55 in an exchange of 28,393 shares. Seprod climbed 25 cents to end at $65, with 6,168 units clearing the market, Supreme Ventures rose 30 cents to $18.10 with the swapping of 155,281 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments rallied 39 cents to $16.05 after trading 142,871 units.
In the preference segmentEppley 5% declined 25 cents, ending at a 52 weeks’ low of $20 with an exchange of 224 stocks and JMMB Group 7.15% – 2028 increased 36 cents to $3.35 trading 9,600 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.