Another big drop for JSE main market – Friday  

After the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered one of its largest declines in its history, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index having dived 10,996.27 points on Thursday, the index plunged another 9,551.77 points on Friday to close at 412,491.83 on a day of mostly falling prices.
The JSE Index dropped 8,702.74 points, following the fall of 10,018.84 on Thursday to close at 375,826.72 on Friday. The market got hit with the sharp pull back in the prices of some heavily weighted stocks with NCB Financial, Sagicor Group and Scotia Group leading the pack with the former pulling back from $159 to $149.90, the Sagicor declining from $47.50 to $41 and Scotia declining from $59 at the start of Thursday to $54.01 on Friday.
At the end, 28 securities changed hands in the main and US dollar markets with prices of just 6 rising, 16 declining and 6 remaining unchanged compared to 30 securities trading on Thursday.
The main market ended with 5,896,056 units valued at $161,797,148 trading, compared with 1,266,059 units valued at $39,894,741 changing hands on Thursday.
The main market ended with Mayberry Investments trading 1,715,395 units, accounting for just over 29 percent of the volume, followed by Sagicor Group with 1,388,644 units or 23.55 percent of the day’s volume and JMMB Group with 1,314,699 units and 22.30 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 226,771 units valued at over $6,222,967, in contrast to 46,891 shares valued at $1,477,583 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 128,316 units with a value of $3,599,881 compared to 104,614 units valued at $2,135,092, previously. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security.
In main market activity, Barita Investments dropped $1.48 to end at a record close of $31.52, with 6,543 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement jumped $5.35 and finished trading 35,500 shares at $49, Grace Kennedy dropped 50 cents and ended trading 8,938 shares at $58. Jamaica Producers finished trading of 22,814 units with a gain of 49 cents to close at $25, JMMB Group jumped $1 and ended at $34 with 1,314,699 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves fell 70 cents to $75, with 6,800 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Investments fell 50 cents trading 1,715,395 shares in closing at $9, Mayberry Equities fell 50 cents trading only 756 shares in closing at $9.50, NCB Financial Group dived $9.10 to end trading of 108,978 shares at $149.90, PanJam Investment lost 95 cents to close at $65.05, with an exchange of 9,904 stock units, Sagicor Group fell $3 to finish trading of 1,388,644 shares at $41, Seprod traded 68,880 shares, dropping 80 cents in the process to close at $32.20 Supreme Ventures rose 99 cents and ended at $16.99, with 149,695 shares exchanged.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 5,000,166 units valued at $550,037 as Proven Investments rose 1 cents and ended at 22 US cents with just 166 shares changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share rose 1 cent trading 5 million units to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 4.95 points to close at 171.32.

Huge dive in JSE main market – Thursday

Barita climbs to a new high of $33 on Thursday.

After two days of modest gains the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, suffered one of its largest declines in its history, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index plunging 10,996.27 points to 422,043.60 and the JSE Index nosediving 10,018.84 points to close at 384,529.46 on a day of modest volume.
At the end, 30 securities changed hands in the main and US dollar markets with prices of 11 stocks rising, 11 declining and 8 remaining unchanged compared to 28 securities trading on Wednesday.
Barita Investments ended trading at another record close of $33.
The main market ended with a mere 1,266,059 units valued at $39,894,741 changing hands, compared with 4,455,571 units valued at $87,653,782 that were exchanged on Wednesday.
The main market ended with Seprod leading with 342,787 units, accounting for 27 percent of the day’s trades, followed by JMMB Group with 168,541 units or 13 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 46,891 units valued at an average of $1,477,583 for each security traded. In contrast to 171,368 units for an average of $3,371,299 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 104,614 units valued at $2,135,092 compared to 123,855 units with a value of $2,354,261, previously. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security.
In main market activity, Barita Investments jumped $1.99 to end at a record close of $$33, with 6,800 shares changing hands, Berger Paints gained 50 cents and ended at $18.50, with 5,130 stock units trading, Caribbean Cement dropped $6.35 and finished trading 8,895 shares at $43.65, Grace Kennedy rose 50 cents and ended trading 5,821 shares at $58.50. Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 61 cents to $9.01, trading 2,510 shares, JMMB Group dropped $1.99 ending at $33 with 168,541 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves fell 70 cents to $75, with 6,800 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Equities fell 50 cents trading 85,414 shares in closing at $10, NCB Financial Group added $1.99 to end trading of 66,148 shares at $159, PanJam Investment added 90 cents to $66, with an exchange of 7,665 stock units, Sagicor Group fell $3.50 to finish trading of 77,462 shares at $44, Salada Foods ended trading with a rise of $1 to close at $30 trading 2,000 stock units, Scotia Group traded 4,641 shares and dropped $4.95 to close at $54.05 Supreme Ventures lost $1 and ended at $16, with 125,696 shares exchanged.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 107,117 units valued at $22,155 as JMMB 6% preference share rose 1 cent and ended trading at $1.06 with 800 stock units and Margaritaville ended at 24 US cents with 415 shares changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share lost 1 cent trading 1,801,000 units to end at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 1.11 points to close at 167.36.

JSE fails to hang on to record – Monday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, surged to a new record high in early morning trading after just 7 minutes of the opening with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rising 5,319.88 to a record 435,784.80 points and briefly moved higher to more than 435,900 points before pulling back, at the close the index put on 2,407.17 points to 432,872.09.
The JSE index climbed 4,847.01 points to a record of 397,049.24 after 7 minutes of trading pulled back at the close but still put on 2,589.66 points to close at 392,202.23.
Market activity resulted in 3 securities trading at record highs but ended with 2 securities closing at record highs and one closing at 52 weeks’ ow, as 26 securities in the main and US dollar markets changed hands, compared to a 31 on Friday. At the end, prices of just 6 stocks rose, 15 declined and 5 remained unchanged.
The main market ended with just 843,989 units valued at $24,687,711 changing hands, compared with 12,946,386 units valued at $522,988,358 that were exchanged on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 33,760 units valued at over $987,508, in contrast to 446,427 shares valued at $18,034,081 on Friday. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments fell 50 cents to close of $27.50 after trading at new in  intraday record high of $31, with 19,020 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.45 and finished trading of 2,755 shares at $44.95, Carreras concluded trading of 103,177 units at $9.10 after falling 40 cents, Grace Kennedy dropped $1.50 in trading of 34,081 shares at $56.50, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 63 cents and closed at $9, trading 19,650 shares, Kingston Wharves fell $2.79 to $73, with 6,817 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Jamaica Equities lost 85 cents trading 7,993 shares in closing at $9.15, NCB Financial Group declined by $2.05 to end trading of 66,427 shares at $157, PanJam Investment dropped $4 to  $70, with an exchange of 13,890 stock units, Sagicor Group fell 50 cents to finish trading of 57,553 shares at $49.50, Scotia Group traded 14,660 shares and rose $2 to close at $57, Seprod added $2.40 trading of 27,970 shares, to close at $32.40.

Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 40,224 units valued at over $8,569 as Proven Investments lost 1 cent and ended trading at 21 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 0.87 points to close at 168.55.

Most JSE stocks rise indices dip Friday

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The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, took a break from record making runs with the All Jamaica Index closed a fall of 2,842.30 points to 430,464.92 and the JSE Index declined by 2,589.66 points to close at 392,202.23.
Market activity resulted in 3 securities trading at record highs but ended with 2 securities closing at record highs and one closing at 52 weeks’ low, as 31 securities in the main and US dollar markets changed hands, compared to a 35 on Thursday. At the end, prices of 16 stocks rose, 7 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
The main market ended with 12,946,386 units valued at $522,988,358 changing hands, compared with 9,092,070 units valued at $158,769,688 exchanged, on Thursday.
The main market ended with Jamaica Broilers leading with 8,048,990 units, accounting for 62 percent of the day’s trades, followed by Wisynco Group with 1,699,655 units or 13 percent of the day’s volume and NCB Financial with 1,409,918 units with 10 percent of the day’s trades.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 446,427 units valued at over $18,034,081, in contrast to 284,127 shares valued at $4,961,553 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, compared to 403,611 valued at $7,228,391 previously. October closed, with an average of 290,851 shares, valued $5,213,901, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose $3.99 to a record close of $28, trading 2,000 shares, Grace Kennedy climbed $3 in trading of 36,609 shares at $58, Jamaica Broilers gained 55 cents, trading 8,048,990 stock units at $30.55, Jamaica Producers rose 41 cents and finished trading 27,898 units, at $24.51,  JMMB Group jumped $2.49 to end at $35, trading 96,088 shares, Mayberry Jamaica Equities jumped 98 cents trading 42,500 shares in closing at $10, NCB Financial Group lost 95 cents to end trading at $159.05 with 1,409,918 shares, PanJam Investment jumped $2.50 to a record $74, with an exchange of 113,647 stock units, Portland JSX lost 79 cents and ended at 52 weeks’ low of $7.01, exchanging 7,642 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 30 cents to settle at $11.80, exchanging 26,427 shares, Scotia Group traded 71,726 shares and shed $3 to close at $55, Seprod dropped $2.50  trading of 234,387 shares, to close at $30, Sterling Investments rose 30 cents and closed at $5, with 21,174 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures fell $1.39 to end at $16.95, with an exchange of 60,986 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments gained 44 cents in trading 67,625 units.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 44,122 units valued at $8,705 as Proven Investments rose 2 cents and ended trading of 38,222 shares at 22 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share traded 5,900 units at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 1.47 to close at 167.68.

JSE jumps 14,819 points to record close – Thursday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, surged 14,819.23 points on Thursday, the biggest single one day ever, bettering the increase of 12,549.67 points rise on Wednesday.
Thursday move led the All Jamaica Index to close at a record high of 433,307.22, beating the record close on Wednesday of 418,487.99 and the JSE Index rose 10,027.28 points to close at a record high 381,289.90.
Strong gains in NCB Financial Group up $10.01 to end at a record close of $160, PanJam Investment and Sagicor Group were the main contributor to the market’s record move, on a day when five stocks closed at record highs.
Market activity ended with 5 securities closing at record highs as 35 securities in the main and US dollar markets changed hands, compared to a 27 on Wednesday. At the end, prices of 13 stocks rose, 11 declined and 11 remained unchanged.
The main market ended with 9,092,070 units valued at over $158,769,688 changing hands, compared with 62,089,588 units valued at over $136,855,615 exchanged, on Wednesday.
The main market ended with Supreme Ventures leading with 3,003,893 units, accounting for 33 percent of the day’s trades, followed by Mayberry Jamaica Equities with 1,516,695 units or 16.7 percent of the day’s volume and JMMB Group with 1,064,094 units with 11.7 percent of the day’s trades.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 284,127 units valued at over $4,961,553, in contrast to 2,299,614 shares valued at $5,068,726 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 403,611 valued at $7,228,391, compared to 410,125 valued at $7,009,413. October closed, with an average of 290,851 shares, valued $5,213,901, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose $1.01 to a record close of $24.01, trading 1,000 shares, Carreras gained 45 cents and concluded trading of 60,911 units at $9.50, Grace Kennedy declined $3 in trading of 37,477 shares at $55, Jamaica Broilers gained $1, trading 116,853 stock units at $30, Kingston Wharves dropped $2.21 in trading 799 shares to end at $75.79.  NCB Financial Group jumped $10.01 to end trading  at record close of $160 with 103,510 shares, Palace Amusement jumped $300 to finish trading 100 shares at $1,300.00, PanJam Investment jumped $1.50 to $71.50, with an exchange of 38,300 stock units, Sagicor Group rose $4.99 trading 398,452 shares at $50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 40 cents to settle at $11.50, exchanging 11,315 shares. Salada Foods climbed $3.50 to end trading of 1,000 stock units at record high of $29.00, Scotia Group traded 41,371 shares and shed $1 to close at $58, Seprod added 50 cents trading of 27,408 shares, to close at $32.50, Sterling Investments rose 60 cents and closed at $4.70, with 200 shares changing hands and Supreme Ventures fell $1.39 to end at $15.60, with an exchange of 3,003,893 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 65,958 units valued at $15,630 as JMMB Group 6% preference share close trading with 1,000 units to close at US$1.05 and Proven Investments rose 1 cent and ended trading of 20,758 shares at 20 U$ cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share dropped 2 cents in trading 44,200 units at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 6.77 to close  at 166.21.

 

JSE stocks move higher on Thursday

NCB stock jumped $2.50 to close at $137

Investors pushed the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market higher on Thursday, with the All Jamaica Index advancing 3,867.21 points to 396,495.35, while the JSE Index climbed 3,523.47 points to close at 361,252.13.
Market activity closed with 31 active securities in the main and US dollar markets, compared to 31 on Thursday, as the prices of 14 stocks rose, 6 declined and 11 remained unchanged.
The main market ended with PANJAM Investmenttrading 2,381,110 units in cornering 47.4 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Sygnus Credit Investments with 1,035,523 units, 20.6 percent of the day’s volume and Seprod with 591,309 units for 11.8 percent of traded volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.
Trading ended with 5,027,724 units valued at over $221,393,103 changing hands, compared with 11,783,312 units valued at $255,248,656 being exchanged, on Wednesday.
Trading resulted in an average of 173,370 units valued at an average of $7,634,245 for each security traded. In contrast to 406,321 units for an average of $8,801,678 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 271,338 valued at $6,321,909, compared to 277,708 valued at $6,231,079. October closed, with an average of 290,851 shares, valued $5,213,901, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Caribbean Cement gained $1 to close at $43 in trading of 20,852 shares, Carreras gained 50 cents to $9.50, trading 28,890 shares, Grace Kennedy rose $2.50 and ended trading of 13,464 shares at $57.50, JMMB Group rose $1.24 to $33, with an exchange of 21,745 shares, Jamaica Producers gained 95 cents and finished trading of a mere 190 units at $23.50, NCB Financial Group climbed $2.50 and ended trading of 211,790 shares, at $137,  PanJam Investment fell 40 cents to $61.60, with an exchange of 2.38 million stock units, Portland JSX ended with a loss of 69 cents at $7.80, with 34,300 units changing hands, Sagicor Group rose $1 and finished trading of 169,960 shares at $40, Seprod gained $1.99 trading of 591,309 shares, to close at $32 and Sygnus Credit Investments added 49 cents and ended at $10.99, with an exchange of 1.04 million shares.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 10,664 units valued at $1,746 as Proven Investments end trading of 7,167 shares at 19 U$ cents and Sygnus Credit Investments USD share ended with 3,467 units changing hands at 11 US cents after rising by a cent. The JSE USD Equities Index gained 1.05 points down to close at 159.87.

JSE stocks gave up most of Tuesday’s gains

Investors pushed the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market sharply down on Wednesday, with the All Jamaica Index diving 5,128.43 points to 392,628.14 and JSE Index dropped 4,672.58 points, to close at 357,728.66.
Market activity closed with 3 active securities in the main and US dollar markets, compared to 32 on Thursday with the prices of 12 stocks rose, 7 declined and 12 remained unchanged.
Main market closed with Carreras trading 5,246,517 units in cornering 44.5 percent of the day’s volume, followed by JMMB Group 7.5% preference share with 3,560,341 units and 32 percent of the day’s volume and NCB Financial with just under 1,123,415 units for 9.5 percent of traded volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.
The market closed with much more trading volume and value than on Tuesday as 11,783,312 units valued at $255,248,656 changed hands, compared with 12,215,304 units valued  at $798,389,015 being exchanged, on Tuesday.
Trading resulted in an average of 406,321 units valued at over $8,801,678, in contrast to 436,261 shares valued at $28,513,893 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 277,708 valued at $6,231,079, compared to 268,764 valued at $6,039,932. October closed, with an average of 290,851 shares, valued $5,213,901, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints gained 67 cents and closed at $19.68, trading 650 shares, Caribbean Cement dropped $8 to close at $42 in trading of 17,402 shares, Grace Kennedy ended trading at $55, with 7,826 shares, JMMB Group declined $1.20 to $31.80, with an exchange of 28,707 shares, Jamaica Producers gained 55 cents and finished trading of 600 units at $22.55, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 45 cents and closed at $10, with an exchange of 66,537 shares. NCB Financial Group lost $1.49 and ended trading at $134.50, with 1.1 million shares, PanJam Investment fell $2 in closing at $62, with an exchange of 5,991 stock units, Portland JSX ended at $8.49, after gaining 68 cents with 5,736 units, Seprod gained $1.01 to end trading of 273,687 shares at $30.01, Sterling Investments rose 50 cents to close at $20.50, with 4,456 shares trading and Supreme Ventures added 50 cents and ended at $16.50, with an exchange of 28,417 shares.

Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 29,838 units valued at $5,593 as JMMB Group 6% traded 1,040 units to close at $1.04, Proven Investments end trading of 25,000 shares at 19 U$ cents and Sygnus Credit Investments USD share ended with 850 units changing hands at 10 US cents after rising by a cent. The JSE USD Equities Index gained 1.05 points down to close at 158.82.

 

JSE stocks making strong recovery

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market indices were pushed sharply higher on Tuesday, sending the All Jamaica Index surging 5,742.86 points to 397,756.57 and JSE Index jumped 5,232.40 points to close at 362,401.24, thanks partially to jump in the price of NCB Financial.
Market activity closed with 32 active securities in the main and US dollar markets, compared to 30 on Thursday with the prices of 13 stocks rose, 9 declined and 10 remained unchanged.
Main market trading closed with JMMB Group leading with 5,977,409 units, or 49 percent of the day’s volume and NCB Financial with just under 4.29 million units and 35 percent of volume traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling prices and 7 closing with lower offers.
The market closed with much more trading volume and value than on Monday as 12,215,304 units valued at over $798,389,015 changed hands, compared with 8,566,949 units valued at $433,399,089 being exchanged, on Monday.
Trading resulted in an average of 436,261 units valued at over $28,513,893, in contrast to 295,412 shares valued at $14,944,796 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 268,764 valued at $6,039,932, compared to 256,707 valued at $4,301,615. October closed, with an average of 290,851 shares, valued $5,213,901, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained 74 cents and closed at $19.75, trading 2,000 shares, Carreras concluded trading of 10,257 units and lost 32 cents at $9.50, Caribbean Cement jumped $7.75 to close at $50 in trading of 7,325 shares, PanJam Investment rose $2.30 in closing at $64, with an exchange of 62,978 stock units, Sagicor Group advanced by $2 to $39 with an exchange of 3,563 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 30 cents and settled at $11.75, trading 3,880 shares, Scotia Group gained $2.99 trading 31,977 to close at $55.99, Seprod shed 50 cents to end trading of 156,060 shares at $29.50 and Sterling Investments  fell 50 cents and closed at $20, with 3,094 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 43,400 units valued at over $18,506 as JMMB Group 6.00% traded 12,100 units losing 1 cent to close at $1.04, Productive Business Solution traded 1,000 shares at 59 US cents, Proven Investments closed the trading of 25,000 shares at 19 U$ cents and Sygnus Credit Investments USD share ended with 5,300 units changing hands and rose 1 cent to 9 US cents..
The JSE USD Equities Index inched 0.02 points down to close at 157.77.

Main market stocks make gains – Monday

Grace new HQ close to the end of construction in downtown Kingston

Stocks remained volatile in trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, but the main market indices closed higher with the All Jamaica Index ending 3,162 points ahead of Friday’s close closing much lower than the 9,168.21 points it put on, 30 minutes after trading opened.
Market activity closed with 30 active securities in the main and US dollar markets, compared to 30 on Friday with the prices of 11 stocks rose, 14 declined and 5 remained unchanged.
The All Jamaica Composite Index jumped 3,162.03 points to 392,013.71 and the JSE Index advanced 2,880.96 points to close at 357,168.84.
Main market trading closed with Grace Kennedy leading with 7,016,055 units, or just less than 82 percent of the day’s volume, PanJam Investment with 305,749 units with and 3.6 percent of volume traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just 7 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
The market closed with much more trading volume and value than on Friday as 8,566,949 units valued at $433,399,089 changed hands, compared with 7,711,871 units valued at $172,980,680 being exchanged, on Friday.
Trading resulted in an average of 295,412 units valued at over $14,944,796, in contrast to 275,424 shares valued at $6,177,881 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 256,707 valued at $4,301,615, compared to 253,590 valued at $3,374,731. October closed, with an average of 290,851 shares, valued $5,213,901, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints rose 40 cents and ended at $19, trading 5,200 stock units, Carreras concluded trading of 32,622 units and rose of 50 cents at $9.50, Caribbean Cement dropped $7.75 to close at $42.25 in trading of 28,547 shares, Grace Kennedy rose $1 to end trading 7 million shares to close at $54, Jamaica Producers dipped $2.51 to end at $22, trading 4,130 shares, JMMB Group declined $1.20 to $31.80, with an exchange of 28,707 shares, PanJam Investment dropped $4 in closing at $61.70, with an exchange of 305,749 stock units, Sagicor Group gave up $1.50 and settled at $37 with an exchange of 130,395 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 55 cents and settled at $11.45, trading 28,900 shares, Salada Foods rose $1 to close at $21.50 trading 6,300 shares, Scotia Group dropped $2.99 trading 31,977 to close at $53, Seprod gained $1 to end trading of 150,547 shares at $29.50,  traded 8,063 shares and rose Stanley Motta 70 cents to $5.25, Sterling Investments climbed 75 cents to $20.50, trading 1,100 shares and Supreme Ventures lost 99 cents and ended at $16, with an exchange of 44,431 shares.

Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 17,541 units valued at $3,348 as Proven Investments was the sole stock trading and ended at 19 U$ cents.
The JSE USD Equities Index inched 0.36 points higher to close at 157.79.

Access & Iron Rock back into IC Top 10

Thee are no change to the TOP 10 main market list. The Junior Market has two changes with Iron Rock Insurance and Access Financial returning to the TOP 10, while Stationery and Office Supplies (SOS) and Dolphin Cove moved out.
IC Insider.com lowered the earnings per share for the two that moved out, based on the most recent release of interim results. In addition, SOS moved up in price following the release of nine months results.
Last week’s big new the entry, Scotia Group moved from $50 to close at $55.95 and now awaits the full year results which be out soon, for more direction. Based on IC Insider.com forecast Scotia is set to earn around $4.60 for the 2018 year to October with the PE at just 11 times earnings.
Earnings for General Accident have been adjusted down to 40 cents per share with the latest results now out, but it still holds on to the TOP 10.
The main market closed the week with the overall PE remains at 15.3, the PE of the Junior market is at 15.6 from the prior week.
The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 9.4 and the main market PE is now 9.7.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 40 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks but it’s a third of what the average PE for the year is likely to be of 20 times earnings. The main market stocks trade at a discount of 37 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Stocks are selected based on projected earnings for each company’s current fiscal year. Based on an assumed PE for each, the likely gains are determined and then ranked, with the stocks with the highest potential gains ranked first followed by the rest, in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis based on new information received that can result in changes in and out of the list as well.