Main Market back at Mid-April close

Market indices bounced for the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Friday to sit a fraction below the April 17 close, but is still 24 percent lower than the start of the year, but closed with 362 percent more shares traded than Thursday but with more than twice the number of stocks declining as advancing.

Main Market index displaying bullish formation

The market continues to maintain the bullish mood that has been slowly building since the summer months as the market, closing, as the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,286.30 points to 425,748.98, the Main Index rose 1,154.92 points to 388,463.43, but the JSE Financial Index lost 0.12 points to settle at 102.51.
Trading ended with 36 securities changing hands compared to 37 on Thursday and closed with the prices of nine rising, 19 declining and eight remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 44,980,918 shares for $1,341,663,306  compared to 9,736,055 units at $369,213,753 on Thursday.
Sagicor Manufacturing & Distribution Fund led trading with 33.4 percent of total volume, after exchanging 15 million shares followed by QWI Investments with 32.7 percent for 14.7 million units, NCB Financial with 18.9 percent for 8.5 million units. Transjamaican Highway controlled 4 percent market share, with 1.78 million units Sagicor Select Financial Fund accounted for 3.7 percent with 1.65 million units and Wigton Windfarm controlled 3.5 percent of the market with 1.57 million units.
The average traded was 1,249,470 units at $37,268,425 for each security, compared to an average of 263,137 shares at  $9,978,750 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ends at 324,765 units at $7,272,017 for each security, in contrast to 267,957 unit at $5,429,235. October averaged 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
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 one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints gained 30 cents to close at $11.85 exchanging 33,440 shares, Caribbean Cement declined by $3.32 to end at $56.67, in trading 2,579 stock units, Jamaica Broilers shed 50 cents to settle at $27, after crossing the market with 4,824 units. Jamaica Producers fell $2.05 to $19.70, with 7,450 stock units changing hands, Key Insurance shed 85 cents to close at $7.30, trading 2,602 units, Kingston Wharves climbed $3.90 to settle at $48.90, with investors swapping 1,662 stock units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $7.01 in closing at $138 trading 836 units, Pan Jam Investment closed at $65, with gains of $1.76, trading 147,995 shares, Proven Investments shed 50 cents in closing at $38, with 10,286 stock units changing hands. Sagicor Group finished at $48, after losing 50 cents exchanging 151,507 shares and Scotia Group rose 80 cents to settle at $46 trading 5,512 units.

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

Slippage for JSE Main Market

NCB Financial dominated the market on Thursday as prices of more stocks rose at the close of trading than those declining, but big losses in a number of stocks pressured the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market and pushed the market indices down.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,741.60 points to 424,462.68, the Main Index fell by 2,536.99 points to 387,308.51 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.60 points to settle at 102.63.
Trading ended with 37 securities changing hands compared to 44 on Wednesday and closed with prices of 15 stocks rising,  12 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The average PE ends at 15.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 40 percent fewer shares than Wednesday with a 49 percent decline in the value of stocks changing hands. At the close 9,736,055 shares traded for $369,213,753 compared to 16,137,399 units at $724,067,008 on Wednesday. NCB Financial led trading with 22.8 percent after exchanging 2.22 million shares, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 19.6 percent for 1.91 million units, Transjamaican Highway with 16.1 percent market share for 1.57 million units and Wigton Windfarm closed with 12.9 percent market share with 1.26 million units changing hands.
Trading averaged 263,137 units changing hands at $9,978,750 for each security, compared to 366,759 shares at $16,456,068 on Wednesday. Month to date average trade ends at 267,957 units at $5,429,235 in contrast to 268,282 units at $5,122,619 on Wednesday. Trading for October averaged 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
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 shed 50 cents to end at $84, in an exchange of 3,848 shares, Berger Paints lost 30 cents to settle at $11.55 trading 7,643 stock units, Caribbean Cement climbed $5.99 to $59.99, after exchanging 13,531 stock units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund fell $3.05 to $40.75, with a transfer of 8,110 stock units, First Rock Capital gained 89 cents to $12.89, with 1,081 units changing hands, Jamaica Broilers advanced $1.20 to $27.50, in trading 102 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 68 cents to settle at $19, with investors switching ownership of 36,204 shares, Kingston Wharves dropped $3.90 to $45 in trading 55,000 shares, Palace Amusement dived $34.99 to $1,265.01, in an exchange of 42 units. Pan Jam Investment shed 76 cents to end at $63.24 after trading 5,898 units, Proven Investments settled at $38.50, with gains of $1.64, in clearing the market with 2,642 units, Sagicor Group gained 40 cents to close at $48.50, with 38,536 shares crossing the exchange. Seprod ended at $62, with a loss of 50 cents trading 5,503 units and Supreme Ventures rose 55 cents to $15.90, with an exchange of 26,291 stock units.

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

Another rising day for JSE Main Market

The stock market indices continue to move higher at the end of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Monday after an exchange of 42 percent fewer shares with 36 percent less value than on Friday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 1,062.24 points to 415,313.86, the Main Index climbed 1,066.43 points to 378,895.26 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.34 points to settle at 99.03.
Trading ended with 45 securities changing hands compared to 41 on Friday and closed with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 20 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors traded 7,088,457 shares for $129,315,419 versus 12,184,860 units at $359,160,713 on Friday.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 22.9 percent of total volume after trading 1.62 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 15.2 percent for 1.08 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 9.2 percent for 654,201 shares.
Trading ends with an average of 157,521 units at $2,873,676 for each security, in comparison to an average of 297,192 shares at $8,760,017 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 253,170 units at $4,100,373 for each security, in contrast to 263,467 units at $4,232,434. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments declined by $1.30 to end at $84, after crossing the market with 12,863 shares, Caribbean Cement climbed $4.98 to $57.99, exchanging 19,673 stock units, Eppley rose 53 cents to $19.50, in trading 3,208 units. First Rock Capital fell $1.25 to $12 after an exchange of 27,995 stock units, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.79 to $27.80, with 4,586 units passing through the market, Kingston Properties gained 48 cents to end at $7.48, in clearing the market with 857 units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed $15 to $150, after crossing the exchange with 10 units, NCB Financial climbed $4.50 to settle at $138.50, in trading 605,762 shares, Palace Amusement jumped $199.99 to $1,300 after trading 20 units. Sagicor Group closed at $48, with a loss of $1 with 20,399 stock units changing hands, Scotia Group carved out a loss of $1.43, in ending at $46.72, after 726 units cleared the market, Seprod declined $3.25 to $60.75 after exchanging 11,015 units. Stanley Motta gained 45 cents to close at $5.60, with 380 units changing hands, Supreme Ventures lost 47 cents to close at $15.50 after exchanging 99,556 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments shed 58 cents in closing at $5.10, with 487,968 shares crossing the exchange.

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

More money chased JSE Main Market stocks

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Investors expended 56 percent more money from a moderately lower volume of stocks than Thursday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market trading on Friday. The market declining after prices of 13 stocks rose, 18 declined and 10 remained unchanged.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index shed 1,633.76 points to 414,251.62, the Main Index declined by 1,510.85 points to 377,828.83 and the JSE Financial Index slipped just 0.01 point to settle at 99.37. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed, with 41 securities changing hands compared to 40 on Thursday, resulting in an exchange of 12,184,860 shares for $359,160,713 compared to 12,814,652 units at $230,585,736 on Thursday. JMMB Group led trading with 25.1 percent of total volume after an exchange of 3.06 million shares, followed by Kingston Wharves with 24.6 percent or 3 million units, Wigton Windfarm with 12 percent for 1.46 million units and Grace Kennedy with 11.9 percent after closing with 1.44 million shares changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 297,192 units changing hands at $8,760,017 for each security, versus an average of 320,366 shares at $5,764,643 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 263,467 units at $4,232,434 for each security, in contrast to 259,799 units at $3,740,044 on Thursday. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
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 four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments gained $1.30 in closing at $85.30, in exchanging 42,500 shares, First Rock Capital rose 85 cents to end at $13.25, with the trading of 1,602 units, Jamaica Broilers fell $1.94 to close at $26.01, after the trading of 14,758 stock units. Kingston Wharves lost 35 cents to end at $48.40, with 3,002,991 shares changing hands, Mayberry Investments closed 59 cents lower at $5.50 after trading 10,311 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $5 in closing at $135 after clearing the market with 3,413 units. Palace Amusement declined $145.12 to end at $1,100.01, with 20 units crossing the exchange, Pan Jam Investment shed 51 cents to settle at $61 while trading 7,280 units, Portland JSX finished at $8, with a loss of 99 cents and 1,813 units trading. Proven Investments climbed $3.39 to $39.89 and finishing with an exchange of 38,609 shares, Sagicor Group fell $1 to $49 after 35,711 shares crossed the market, Scotia Group gained 40 cents to close at $48.15 trading 312,940 shares and Seprod ended 50 cents higher at $64, with an exchange of 12,704 stock units.

 

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

JSE Main Market continues to climb

The rally that started on Monday continues on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with gains in the market’s major indices with an exchange of 48 percent fewer shares, JSE Main Market continues to climb valued eight percent more than on Wednesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 2,871.01 points to 415,885.38, the Main Index climbed 2,587.62 points to 379,339.68 and the JSE Financial Index added 1.05 points to settle at 99.38.
Trading ended with 40 securities changing hands compared to 43 on Wednesday and closed with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 16 declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 12,814,652 shares for $230,585,736 compared to 24,745,227 units at $212,755,395 on Wednesday. Grace Kennedy led trading with 26.3 percent of total volume after 3.36 million shares traded, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 24.9 percent as 3.19 million units changed hands and Wigton Windfarm with 21.1 percent for 2.70 million shares.
The average traded was 320,366 units changing hands at $5,764,643 for each security, compared to 575,470 shares at $4,947,800 on Wednesday. The average trade for the month to date ends at 259,799 units at $3,740,044 for each security, in contrast to 252,610 units at $3,499,735 on Wednesday. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments advanced $1.53 to settle at $84, with 4,384 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement fell $1.94 to end at $53, with an exchange of 11,206 stock units, Jamaica Broilers climbed $2.80 to $27.95, after trading 15,190 units. Key Insurance lost 30 cents to close at  $8.10, with investors swapping 7,100 shares, Kingston Properties shed 49 cents and ended at $6.98, after exchanging 100 stocks, Mayberry Jamaican Equities finished 50 cents lower at $7 trading 3,130 units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy fell $2 to $140, in clearing the market with 2,589 shares, Palace Amusement climbed $245.13 to $1,245.13 after trading of 20 units, Pan Jam Investment declined $2.48 to $61.51, with 43,886 shares changing hands. Proven Investments gained 43 cents to end at $36.50, in exchanging 750 units, Sagicor Group climbed $2 to $50, with investors swapping 11,448 stock units, Salada Foods advanced $1.90 to $28.29, with 5 stocks changing hands. Scotia Group rose $1.75 to $47.75, after trading 80,862 shares, Seprod closed $1.50 higher at $63.50, with investors switching ownership of 29,826 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments gained 80 cents to end at $17.80, in exchanging 554,552 units. Victoria Mutual Investments rose 38 cents to end at $5.79, with 99,884 shares changing hands and Wisynco Group gained 32 cents to close at $15.26 after 119,591 stocks passed through the market.

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

JSE Main Market on the rise

Following strong gains on Monday, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market put in another solid performance on Tuesday, with the market rising after rising stocks were edged out by declining ones as investors exchanged 36 percent fewer shares than on Monday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 1,231.88 points to 413,032.64, the Main Index climbed 1,081.30 points to 376,773.39 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.07 points to settle at 98.16.
Trading ended with 39 securities changing hands compared to 40 on Monday and closed with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 15 declining and 11 unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 7,825,111 shares for $108,303,727 compared to 12,225,817 units at $173,057,044 on Monday. Trading was led by QWI Investments, accounting for 29.8 percent of the volume, with 2.33 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway 23.5 percent, with 1.84 million units and Seprod with 10.6 percent or 831,954 shares.
Trading ended with an average of 200,644 units at $2,777,019 for each security, in comparison to an average of 305,645 shares at $4,326,426 on Monday. The average trade for November to date ends with 205,389 units at $3,287,944 for each security, in contrast to 206,115 units at $3,366,085. Trading month to date continues to compare adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments fell $1 to $85, with investors swapping 185,409 shares, Berger Paints gained 44 cents to close at $11.85, with 1,300 units changing hands. First Rock Capital closed at $12.50, after losing $1.43 and trading 46,329 stock units, Jamaica Broilers climbed $2.79 to $27.94, with an exchange of 8,766 shares, Jamaica Producers gained 57 cents in closing at $21.75, with a transfer of 235,267 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange settled at $18.48, with gains of 67 cents after crossing the market with 11,465 stock units, Kingston Wharves declined $2.25 to $46.70, trading 532 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 42 cents to settle at $7.08, in trading 2,997 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy gained $1.50 to $150, with 1,360 units changing hands, 138 Student Living rose 75 cents to $4.60, in exchanging 30 shares, Pan Jam Investment shed 95 cents and ended at $63, with 13,491 stock units crossing the exchange, Proven Investments gained 50 cents to close at $38.50, with investors swapping 20,539 stock units and Wisynco Group lost 50 cents to finish at $15, after exchanging 115,122 shares.

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

Subdued trading on the JSE USD market

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Tuesday with the market rising after trading 53 percent fewer shares than on Monday, with far fewer dollars changing hands.
At the close of the market, trading ended with five securities changing hands compared to seven on Monday and closed with the prices of one stock rising, one declining and three remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.94 points to 194.08. The average PE Ratio ended at 12.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 115,368 shares, accounting for US$7,788  compared to 246,227 units at US$69,436 on Monday.
The average trade for the day amounts to 23,074 units changing hands at US$1,558, in contrast to an average of 35,175 shares at US$9,919 on Monday. Trading ended with an average of 19,841 units for the month to date at US$3,179, in contrast to 19,320 units at US$3,440. By comparison, October ended with an average of 697,808 units for US$17,320.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment settled at 7.8 US cents in trading 50,711 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy closed at US$1.15 trading 372 units, Proven Investments declined by 0.9 US cents to end at 26 US cents in exchanging 7,985 units. Sygnus Credit Investments gained 0.87 of a cent and ended at 14.37 US cents, after transferring 6,000 units and Transjamaican Highway remained at 0.9 US cent in crossing the market with 50,300 shares.

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

Main Market ends with healthy gains

Stock prices surged sharply on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended, with the All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 7,638.87 points to 411,800.76, the Main Index shot up by 6,954.16 points to 375,692.09, while the JSE Financial Index gained 2.23 points to settle at 98.23.
Trading ended with 40 securities changing hands compared to 44 on Friday and closed with the prices of 16 stocks rising, 14 declining and 10 ending unchanged. The average PE Ratio ends at 15.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with an exchange of 12,225,817 shares changing hands for $173,057,044 compared to 12,817,056 units at $399,677,339 on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 24.7 percent of the total volume of 3.02 million shares, followed by Sagicor Group at 22 percent with 2.69 million units and QWI Investments with 21.5 percent for 2.63 million shares and Carreras 8.4 percent with 1.03 million units.
Trading ended with an average of 305,645 units changing hands at $4,326,426 for each security, compared to an average of 291,297 shares at $9,083,576 on Friday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 206,115 units at $3,366,085 for each security, in contrast to 187,598 units at $3,187,417 to Friday. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
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 rose $1 in closing at $86, with 19,973 stock units passing through the market, Berger Paints shed 43 cents to end at $11.41 as investors swapped 40 units. Caribbean Cement advanced $1 to $53 in trading 14,772 stock units, Eppley gained $1 to settle at $19, with investors trading 10,065 units, First Rock Capital gained 73 cents trading 47,343 shares to close at $13.93. Jamaica Broilers fell $1.35 to $25.15, with an exchange of 219,898 shares, Jamaica Producers rose $1.58 to $21.18 trading 10,972 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 64 cents to settle at $17.81, with 8,699 units crossing the market Kingston Wharves advanced $3.38 to $48.95, after clearing the market with 4,517 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed $7.50 to settle at $148.50, in trading 100 units, 138 Student Living declined $1.04 to $3.85 after 9,491 units crossed the market, Proven Investments fell $1.80 to $38, in an exchange of 3,097 units. Sagicor Group climbed $6 to $48, with 2,694,651 shares changing hands, Seprod advanced $3.96 in closing at $63.96, with investors swapping 2,790 units and Supreme Ventures gained 50 cents exchanging 38,023 shares to close at $15.50.

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

More trading for JSE USD market

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Monday, with the market declining after trading 751 percent more shares than on Friday, resulting in slightly more stocks falling than rising. 
The market closed with an exchange of 246,227 shares, accounting for US$69,436  compared to 28,919 units at US$4,294 on Friday.
The average trade for the day amounts to 35,175 units changing hands at US$9,919, in contrast to an average of 7,230 shares at US$1,074 on Friday. Trading ended with an average of 19,320 units for the month to date at US$3,440 in contrast to 14,696 units at US$1,550. By comparison, October ended with an average of 697,808 units for US$17,320.
At the close of the market, trading ended with seven securities changing hands compared to four on Friday and ended with the prices of two stocks rising, three declining and two remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index lost 3.25 points to settle at 193.14 and the average PE Ratio ended at 12.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows no stock ended with a higher bid or offer lower than the last sales price.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment carved out a gain of seven-tenths of a cent in closing at 7.8 US cents after the market with 123,615 stock units, Proven Investments lost one-tenth of a cent and ended at 26.9 US cents, with an exchange of 22,666 stocks. Sterling Investments shed 1 US cent to end at 2 US cents after exchanging 57,000 units, Sygnus Credit Investments advanced half a cent to close at 13.5 US cents passing through the market 8,036 units and Transjamaican Highway settled at 0.9 US cent in trading 8,810 shares.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 5.75% lost 4 US cents to settle at US$2.01 trading 25,100 shares and  JMMB Group 6% remained unchanged at US$1.05 in an exchange of 1,000 stocks.

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

JSE Main Market falls

More stocks rose on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Friday. Still, the market declined after an exchange of 47 percent more shares, with the value rising 299 percent than on Thursday as Grace Kennedy traded over 6 million shares following the release of strong nine-month results.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,132.01 points to 404,161.89, the Main Index fell by 1,989.11 points to 368,737.93 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.05 points to settle at 96.00.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands compared to 39 on Thursday and closed with the prices of 19 stocks rising, 13 declining and 12 remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ended at 15.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with an exchange of 12,817,056 shares for $399,677,339 compared to 8,721,796 units at $100,130,455 on Thursday. Grace Kennedy led the market with 48.4 percent of total volume after trading 6.20 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 13.4 percent or 1.72 million units and QWI Investments with 10.8 percent and 1.39 million shares and Wisynco Group with 8.2 percent for 1.05 million units changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 291,297 units changing hands at $9,083,576 for each security, compared to an average of 223,636 shares at $2,567,448 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date ended at 187,598 units at $3,187,417 for each security, in contrast to 160,915 units at $1,670,277 on Thursday. Trading month to date compares adversely to October’s average of 398,200 units at $4,622,532.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments climbed $2 to end at $85, after crossing the market with 94,707 shares, Caribbean Cement fell by $2.20 to $52, with an exchange of 1,809 units, Eppley gained 65 cents in closing at $18 trading 3,976 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $1.50 to settle at $39.50, with 1,851 units changing hands, First Rock Capital shed 60 cents with an exchange of 105,982 shares and closed at $13.20, Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents trading 42,059 stock units to settle at $26.50. Jamaica Producers declined by $1.40 to close at $19.60, with 2,689 units passing through the market, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 85 cents in closing at $18.45, in exchanging 1,200 units, JMMB Group climbed $1.85 to end at $31.90, in trading 34,829 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $9 to close at $141, in exchanging100 units, NCB Financial finished at $133.90, with gains of 30 cents after an exchange of 22,786 stock units, PanJam Investment rose 95 cents to end at $63.95, with the trading of 632 units. Portland JSX lost 97 cents ending at $8.99, with a transfer of 36,015 stock units, Proven Investments advanced $4.80 to settle at $39.80, with 3,440 stock units crossing the exchange, Sagicor Group fell $2 to end at $42 and clearing the market with 13,510 units. Scotia Group rose 80 cents in closing at $45, with an exchange of 3,820 units, Seprod declined by $4 to end at $60, with 17,581 stock units passing through the market, Stanley Motta gained 85 cents to settle at $5.50, after exchanging 107 units and Victoria Mutual Investments lost 40 cents to close at $5.35 after trading 26,384 stock units.

In the preference segment, JMMB Group 7% gained 31 cents to close at $1.65 after exchanging 603 units.

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