Junior Market declines on Wednesday

Trading closed on Wednesday with the index falling as investors transferred 73 percent fewer shares for 73 percent less the value than on Tuesday on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Market activity led to 35 securities trading compared to 36 on Tuesday and ended with 12 rising, 13 declining and 10 ending unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 23.06 points to finish at 3,296.17. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate values of stocks, averaged 12.5 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading ended with 4,218,643 shares changing hands for $11,909,607 down from 15,655,131 units at $44,661,348 on Tuesday. Future Energy Source led trading with 39.9 percent of total volume after exchanging 1.68 million shares, Lumber Depot followed, 15.3 percent, with 645,830 units and Mailpac Group 13.1 percent, with an exchange of 551,412 units.

Trading averaged 120,533 units at $340,274 in contrast to 434,865 shares at $1,240,593 on Tuesday. Trading for the month to date averages 279,912 units at $796,774. July closed, with an average of 163,918 units at $481,755.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four, with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power rose 14 cents to $3.49, with investors switching ownership of 90,000 shares, CAC 2000 shed $1.77 to end at $9.15 with 280 units traded, Caribbean Cream rose 10 cents to $5.90 with an exchange of 350 stock units. Elite Diagnostic fell 9 cents to $3 with a transfer of 10,974 shares, Express Catering lost 10 cents to finish at $5.30,  with 11,004 units changing hands. Fosrich climbed 26 cents to $8.25, with 131,834 stocks passing through the market, Future Energy Source rose 7 cents to $1.50, with 1,682,572 stock units traded. KLE Group shed 20 cents to close at $1.05, with an exchange of 43,667 shares, Knutsford Express fell 49 cents to $7.20 with a transfer of 1,730 units. Lasco Manufacturing added 5 cents to $5.25 with 123,527 stocks changing hands, Lumber Depot rose 5 cents to $2.99 with 645,830 stock units traded and Main Event slipped 5 cents to $4.75 with 12,738 shares crossing the exchange, Stationery and Office Supplies rallied 37 cents to $7.25 after trading 23 socks and Tropical Battery popped 13 cents to $1.43 after an exchange of 45,654 units.
In the preference segment, CAC 200 9.5% traded 2,500 shares and gained 20 cents to end at $1.20.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Mixed fortune for JSE Main market

Market activity ended on Wednesday with mixed results after an exchange of 15 percent fewer shares, with a 131 percent greater value than on Tuesday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market leaving the market indices with mixed results at the close.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 170.16 points to 461,596.19, the JSE Main Index shed 189.24 points to end at 421,657.62 and the JSE Financial Index dipped 0.18 points to 103.56.
Trading ended with 46 securities down from 52 on Tuesday, with 16 stocks rising, 15 declining and 15 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes an appropriate stock value averages 16.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 6,341,667 shares trading for $102,594,305 versus 7,489,347 units at $44,473,648 on Tuesday. Scotia Group led trading with 21.6 percent of total volume for an exchange of 1.37 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway 18 percent with 1.14 million units and Wigton Windfarm 16.1 percent with 1.02 million units.
Trading averaged 137,862 units at $2,230,311, compared to 144,026 shares at $855,262 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 141,133 units at $1,500,693. July ended with an average of 322,932 units at $15,201,099.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement rallied $1 to $93 in exchanging 2,758 shares, Eppley spiked $1.70 to $40 in switching ownership of 521 units, First Rock Capital rose 93 cents to $14.38 with 688 stock units changing hands, GraceKennedy climbed $4 to $102 in trading 30,011 units. Guardian Holdings dropped $20 to a 52 weeks’ low of $630 with the swapping of 29,390 stock units, JMMB Group slipped 40 cents to $37 in an exchange of 92,682 shares, Kingston Properties popped $1.29 to $9.79 with the transfer of 1,290 units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 30 cents in closing at $8.70 in trading 3,500 stock units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy spiked $7 to $137 in exchanging 1 share, NCB Financial fell $1.10 to $138.50 in exchanging 18,337 stocks. Proven Investments rose 38 cents to $35.29, with 6,916 units crossing the market, Pulse Investments picked up 21 cents to end at $4.01 in switching ownership of 435,468 stock units, Sagicor Group spiked $1 to $57 with 11,682 units crossing the exchange. Scotia Group popped $1 to $42 in trading 1,366,726 shares, Seprod fell $1 to $71 in an exchange of 3,804 stocks, Supreme Ventures gained 30 cents in closing at $20.50 with a transfer of 113,365 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments popped 58 cents to $14.80 after exchanging 63,362 shares but after trading at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $13.99 and Wisynco Group lost 22 cents to settle at $15.65 with 362,752 stocks crossing the market.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.25% shed 40 cents to close at $6.10 in an exchange of 5,544 shares and JMMB Group 7.25% lost 20 cents in ending at $1.30 after ownership of 13,508 units was switched.
In the corporate Bond segment, Guardian Holdings 6.5% due 2025 rose 35 cents to close at 4103.51 after 5 million units were exchanged.

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

Big Spike in trading volume on Tuesday

Lumber Depot dominated trading with

Lumber Depot traded 61.5 percent of the total volume of stocks, trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange after sellers pushed 9.62 million shares, with the price plunging to a low of $2.50 during the day but recovered to close at $2.94, but with the bid at $2.58 to buy 22,010 shares.
Jetcon Corporation closed with just one bid to buy 73,805 shares at 65 cents, well off the last traded price of $1.30.
Market activity led to 36 securities trading compared to 34 on Friday and ended with the prices of 14 stocks rising, 17 declining and five closing unchanged.
The Junior Market Index slipped 3.54 points to 3,319.23. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute an appropriate value of a stock, averages 12.9 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
The market closed on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded spiking 627 percent, with 537 percent greater value than on Friday. Trading volume surged to 15,655,131 shares for $44,661,348 compared to 2,153,858 units at $7,010,164 on Friday.
Derrimon Trading had the second highest volume with 11.2 percent of the day’s trade after an exchange of 1.75 million shares and  Future Energy Source was next, with a 9.3 percent market share with an exchange of 1.46 million units.
Trading averaged 434,865 units at $1,240,593 in contrast to 63,349 at $206,181 on Friday. Trading for July closed with an average of 163,918 units at $481,755.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with the bid higher than its last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Blue Power rose 9 cents to $3.35 with 9,841 shares changing hands, CAC 2000 gained $1.42 to finish at $10.92, with an exchange of 921 stocks, Caribbean Cream slipped 8 cents to $5.80 with investors switching ownership of 880,910 units.  Future Energy Source added 5 cents to close at $1.43,  with 1,459,917 stock units traded, GWest Corporation rallied by 5 cents to 99 cents with a transfer of 800 shares, Indies Pharma advanced 19 cents to $3.79,  with 60,800 stocks changing hands. Iron Rock Insurance climbed 28 cents to $3.88 with an exchange of 33,165 stock units, Jamaican Teas lost 7 cents to finish at $3.95, with 233,852 units passing through the market, Lasco Manufacturing slipped 5 cents to $5.20 with 116,657 shares traded. Lumber Depot fell 36 cents to $2.94 with a transfer of 9,623,115 stock units, Medical Disposables shed 49 cents to finish at $4.50 with 825 units changing hands, SSL Venture popped 11 cents to 87 cents, in switching ownership of 5,744 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies rallied $1.12 to $6.88 with 879 stock units traded and Tropical Battery lost 10 cents to close at $1.30 with 28,827 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% advanced 20 cents to $1 with 8,606 stocks changing hands.

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

Junior Market rallies to close out July

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The market closed on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded declining by 33 percent and the value slipping 29 percent from Thursday outcome, after 34 securities traded, similar to Thursday, with prices of 12  rising, 10 falling and 12 closing unchanged leading the Market Index to spike 14.49 points to close at 3,322.77 on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market.
The market that closed at 3,370.59 points in June, tried to build on it during July, moving up to 3,421.90  points in Mid-month, failed to hang on to the gains and end up closing below the June close. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 13.2 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading ended with 2,153,858 shares changing hands for $7,010,164 compared to 3,204,788 units at $9,817,160 on Thursday.
Future Energy Source led trading with 26.2 percent of total volume, after an exchange of 563,890 shares, Jamaican Teas followed with 21.5 percent, for 462,064 units and Tropical Battery 11.2 percent with an exchange of 240,306 units.

Trading averaged 63,349 units at $206,181 in contrast to 94,258 at $288,740 on Thursday. Month to date, trading averages 163,918 units at $481,755, versus 168,538 units at $494,416 on Thursday. June closed with an average of 225,705 units at $644,459.
 Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial jumped 85 cents to $21.49 with an exchange of 548 shares, AMG Packaging advanced 15 cents to $1.65 with 4,855 stocks changing hands, Blue Power fell 32 cents to $3.26 with 10,603 stock units traded. Caribbean Flavours gained 9 cents to close at $2.07, with 2,512 units passing through the market, Elite Diagnostic slipped 5 cents to $3.10 with a transfer of 482 shares, Future Energy Source lost 12 cents to finish at $1.38 with an exchange of 563,890 stocks. GWest Corporation declined by 5 cents to 94 cents with 10,000 units changing hands, Lasco Distributors dropped 16 cents to $4.04 with 1,222 stock units traded, Lumber Depot fell 10 cents to $3.30, with 15,040 shares passing through the market. Main Event climbed 43 cents to $4.79 with a transfer of 13,551 units, Medical Disposable  jumped 46 cents to $4.99 with investors switching ownership of 13,999 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies shed $1.49 to close at $5.76 with 13,525 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Negative August start for JSE Majors

Stocks started off with losses in the Main Market indices on Tuesday to commence the new month with declining stocks outclassing rising ones more than two to one, with an exchange of 56 percent fewer shares valued 82 percent less than in trading on Friday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 2,057.62 points to end at 461,426.03, the JSE Main Index fell 2,288.15 points to 421,846.86 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.74 points to 103.74.
Trading ended with 52 securities compared to 48 on Friday, with 11 rising, 25 declining and 16 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, averages 16.2 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 7,489,347 shares trading for $44,473,648 versus 16,885,082 units at $243,553,449 on Friday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 21.3 percent of total volume after exchanging 1.60 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm 20.3 percent, with an exchange of 1.52 million units, QWI Investments controlled 16.8 percent of the market with 1.26 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund 14.4 percent after 1.08 million units changed hands.
Trading averaged 144,026 units at $855,262, compared to 351,773 shares at $5,074,030on Friday. Trading for July ended with an average of 322,932 units at $15,201,099.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments spiked 90 cents to $83.90 in trading 1,918 units, Caribbean Cement declined $2.99 to close at $92 with the swapping of 13,745 stock units, Eppley fell $1.70 to $38.30 in switching ownership of 1,891 stocks, Guardian Holdings rallied $1 to $650 in transferring 317 shares, after hitting a 52 weeks’ low of $630. Jamaica Broilers rose 77 cents to $36.40 after 14,855 stocks cleared the market. Jamaica Producers lost 20 cents ending at $23.50 with 8,274 units changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange dipped 39 cents to $17.40 with the swapping of 14,293 shares, Kingston Wharves shed $1.24 to finish at $47.76 with an exchange of 4,660 stocks. Margaritaville slipped 42 cents to $14.08 with 60 units crossing the market, NCB Financial dropped $2.40 to $139.60 in transferring 44,860 stock units, Palace Amusement dived $10 to $1,040 in an exchange of 97 units. PanJam Investment shed $1 to close at $64 in trading 3,648 stocks, Pulse Investments fell 20 cents to $3.80 with 20,645 shares clearing the market. Sagicor Group shed $2 to settle at $56 with 71,600 stocks changing hands, Scotia Group fell $1 to $41 after crossing the exchange with 9,844 units, Stanley Motta shed 45 cents at $5.30 with a transfer of 38,239 stocks, Supreme Ventures popped 20 cents to $20.20 in trading 27,025 units and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 28 cents to close at $14.22 in switching ownership of 30,162 stocks.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.25% gained 40 cents to close at $6.50 in an exchange of 718 shares.

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

Junior Market ekes out gains on Thursday

Trading closed with the Junior Market advancing, with a modest rise in the market index on Thursday as the volume of stocks traded plunged 75 percent and the value dipped 76 percent from Wednesday and leaving declining stocks muscling out those rising.
A total of 34 securities traded on Thursday, up from 33 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 11 stocks rising, 13 declining and 10 closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index squeezed out a gain of 5.52 points to finish at 3,308.28. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12.9 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading ended with 3,204,788 shares changing hands for $9,817,160 down from 13,080,154 units at $40,382,215 on Wednesday. Future Energy Source was the volume leader with 36.2 percent after trading 1.16 million shares, Lumber Depot followed, 11.9 percent, with 382,752 units and Fontana 10.6 percent, with 340,798 units.
Trading averaged 94,258 units at $288,740 in contrast to 396,368 at $1,223,703 on Wednesday. Month to date trading averages 168,538 units at $494,416, versus 172,116 units at $504,321 on Wednesday. June closed with an average of 225,705 units at $644,459.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dropped 85 cents to $20.64 with an exchange of 2,738 shares, AMG Packaging slipped 5 cents to $1.50 with 200,000 stocks changing hands, Blue Power lost 5 cents to end at $3.58 with a transfer of 9,020 units. Caribbean Cream dipped by 7 cents to $5.88 with 46,990 stock units traded, Caribbean Flavours fell 9 cents to $1.98, with 157,522 shares passing through the market, Elite Diagnostic rose 5 cents to $3.15 in exchanging 1,710 units. Express Catering shed 59 cents to finish at $5.40 with 11,054 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun rallied 23 cents to $6.75 with a transfer of 99,760 shares, iCreate popped 6 cents to 86 cents with 21,745 units traded. Indies Pharma rose 10 cents to $3.60 with investors switching ownership of 7,036 stocks, Jamaican Teas added 6 cents to settle at $4.02, with an exchange of 218,068 stock units.Knutsford Express spiked 49 cents to $7.69 with 240 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors spiked 39 cents to $4.20 with a transfer of 180,263 units, as investors responded positively to the company’s first quarter results that saw profit rising by 58 percent. Lasco Manufacturing gained 5 cents to close at $5.25 with 79,177 stocks traded, Lumber Depot rose 5 cents to $3.40 with investors switching ownership of 382,752 stock units, Main Event dropped 94 cents to $4.36, with 3,170 units changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 10 cents to $7.25 with 13,696 shares crossing the exchange.

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

 

Mixed trading for JSE Main Market

On the penultimate trading day of July, market activity ended with mixed on Thursday, just one stock separating stocks rising and declining after an exchange of 18 percent fewer shares, with 41 percent higher value than on Wednesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index added just 48.11 points to end at 460,076.56, the JSE Main Index shed 405.69 points to finish at 420,886.99 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.23 points to 103.72.
Similar to Wednesday, 49 securities traded, with 20 rising, 19 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines appropriate stock values, averages 16.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
A total of 11,830,600 shares traded for $136,776,530 versus 14,440,911 units at $97,082,889 on Wednesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 38.8 percent after 4.59 million shares changed hands, followed by Radio Jamaica 13.2 percent, with 1.56 million units and QWI Investments 9.1 percent after an exchange of 1.08 million units.
Trading averaged 241,441 units at $2,791,358, compared to 294,712 shares at $1,981,283 on Wednesday. Trading month to date averages 321,606 units at $15,666,712, in contrast to 325,554 units at $16,300,774 on Wednesday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose $1.20 to end at $84.70 after exchanging 8,897 shares, Eppley popped $5.77 to $41.87 in trading 1,017 stocks, GraceKennedy lost 30 cents to finish at $99.70 in switching ownership of 117,507 stock units, Guardian Holdings shed $9 to $640 with the swapping of 3,932 units. Jamaica Broilers popped 49 cents to $36.49 in exchanging 6,875 shares, Jamaica Producers rallied $1.50 to $23.50 after transferring 1,500 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 53 cents to $17.83 in trading 3,054 stocks. JMMB Group fell 48 cents to $37.40 with a transfer of 252,605 stock units, Kingston Properties gained 36 cents to end at $9.90 in switching ownership of 5,437 units. Mayberry Investments fell 20 cents to $5.70 in exchanging 11,932 stocks, NCB Financial declined $3 to $139 after 23,985 shares cleared the market. Palace Amusement popped $30 to close at $1,050 in switching ownership of 75 units, Pulse Investments lost 25 cents in closing at $3.76 with the swapping of 414,730 shares, Sagicor Group declined $1 to $55 with 57,606 stock units crossing the market, Scotia Group spiked 50 cents to $41.50 with 446 units clearing the market and Supreme Ventures shed 50 cents at $20 in switching ownership of 10,621 stocks.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 7% rose 24 cents to $1.84 in trading 541 units.

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

Strong rebound for Main Market on Wednesday

Market activity ended on Wednesday with the indices rebounding strongly after advancing stocks outnumbered declining ones, with the volume of shares traded up 5 percent, but the value dropped 44 percent lower than on Tuesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
At the close at trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index bolted 4,368.07 points to 460,028.45, the JSE Main Index climbed 3,966.51 points to end at 421,292.68 and the JSE Financial Index rose 1.49 points to 103.95.
Trading ended with 49 securities compared to 50 on Tuesday, with 21 stocks rising, 14 declining and 14 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, averaged 16.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 14,440,911 shares trading for $97,082,889 versus 13,712,829 units at $174,075,107 on Tuesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 27.2 percent for an exchange of 3.93 million shares, followed by JMMB Group 7.5% preference share 24.3 percent, with 3.51 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 12.4 percent exchanging 1.79 million units.
Trading averaged 294,712 units at $1,981,283 compared to 274,257 shares at $3,481,502 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 325,554 units at $16,300,774, compared to 327,152 units at $17,042,482 on Tuesday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 16 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments fell $1.20 to $83.50 with the swapping of 3,683 shares, Berger Paints rose 64 cents to $13.74 with 29 stocks crossing the market, Caribbean Cement rallied 50 cents to $93.50 in trading 61,824 stock units. Caribbean Producers popped 30 cents to $4.85 with 41,147 shares changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund shed $1 to settle at $42 in transferring 545 units, GraceKennedy rose $1 to $100 in an exchange of 149,602 stocks. Guardian Holdings bolted $8 to $649 with the swapping of 11,460 stock units, Jamaica Producers gained 29 cents in closing at $22 after exchanging 5,000 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange slipped 53 cents to $17.30, with the swapping of 3,117 units. JMMB Group lost 37 cents to settle at $37.88, with 59,540 stocks clearing the market, Kingston Wharves shed 34 cents to end at $47.66 with 5,080 stock units crossing the market, Mayberry Jamaican Equities popped 33 cents to $9 in exchanging 34,122 shares. NCB Financial Group rose 50 cents to $142 with 8,605 stocks clearing the market, Palace Amusement shed $1 to end at $1,020 in transferring 67 units, Scotia Group popped $2.01 to $41 after 325,790 stock units crossed the exchange and Supreme Ventures advanced $1.25 to $20.50, with 708,931 shares changing hands.
Guardian Holdings 2025 6.5% corporate bond traded 5 million units and rose 29 cents to $103.32.

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

Junior Market slippage continues on Wednesday

The Junior Market Index dropped a further 22.00 points for a third consecutive day of decline on Wednesday to settle at 3,302.76 as trading closed, with the volume of stocks exchanged climbing 45 percent over Tuesday’s level, with the value up by 24 percent.  
Market activity led to 33 securities trading compared to 34 on Tuesday and ended with the prices of just eight stocks rising, 14 declining and 11, closing unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12.8 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
A total of 13,080,154 shares traded for $40,382,215 compared to 9,034,942 units at $32,570,639 on Tuesday.
Lumber Depot led trading with 78.7 percent of total volume in trading 10.29 million shares followed by Future Energy Source 11.1 percent with 1.46 million units and Tropical Battery 1.4 percent with 178,671 units.
Trading averages 396,368 units at $1,223,703 in contrast to 265,734 at $957,960 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages, 172,116 units at $504,321, compared to 161,120 units at $469,047 on Tuesday. June trading averaged 225,705 units at $644,459.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging rose 5 cents to $1.55, with 24,120 shares traded, Everything Fresh popped 6 cents to $1.05 with an exchange of 2,573 units, Express Catering jumped 49 cents to $5.99 with a transfer of 37,700 stock units. Future Energy Source dropped 16 cents to $1.50, with 1,457,121 stocks changing hands, General Accident rallied 47 cents to $5.47 with a transfer of 6,000 shares, Indies Pharma fell 25 cents to $3.50, with 70,689 units passing through the market. Jetcon Corporation slipped 8 cents to $1.31, with 110,000 stocks traded, Knutsford Express shed 49 cents to settle at $7.20, with an exchange of 3,067 shares, Lasco Distributors slipped 5 cents to $3.81 with a transfer of 27,161 units. Lasco Financial rose 5 cents to $3.15 with investors switching ownership of 900 stocks, Lumber Depot fell 10 cents to $3.35, with 10,289,932 shares traded, Main Event climbed 50 cents to $5.30 with a transfer of 1,928 stocks and Medical Disposables slipped 5 cents to $4.55 with 7,560 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% dropped 40 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of 80 cents, with 38,147 shares changing hands as the yield on the stock climbed to 11%.

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

Declining stocks control on Tuesday

Declining stocks were the dominant feature of trading activity on Tuesday, with the market indices falling for a second consecutive day after almost twice the number of stocks declined than those gaining, with the volume of shares traded climbing 78 percent and the value rising 34 percent above Monday levels, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 1,098.23 points to 455,660.38, the JSE Main Index dropped 1,177.18 points to end at 417,326.17 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.31 points to close at 102.46.
Trading ended with 50 securities down from 51 on Monday, with the prices of 16 rising, 26 declining and eight remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines the appropriate value stocks, averages 16.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 13,712,829 shares trading for $174,075,107, up from 7,709,340 units at $130,066,476 on Monday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 15.7 percent of total volume for 2.15 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund 12.5 percent, with 1.72 million units, Wisynco Group 12.5 percent, with 1.71 million units, Radio Jamaica 12.4 percent, after trading 1.70 million units and Transjamaican Highway 7.7 percent after exchanging 1.06 million units.
Trading averaged 274,257 units at $3,481,502, compared to 151,164 shares at $2,550,323 on Monday. Trading month to date averages 327,152 units at $17,042,482, in contrast to 330,103 units at $17,799,233 on Monday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 13 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose $1.20 to $84.70 with the swapping of 5,696 shares, Berger Paints shed $1.73 to finish at $13.10 after an exchange of 5,700 units, Caribbean Cement gained 50 cents to close at $93 in trading 22,003 stocks. Caribbean Producers lost 45 cents to settle at $4.55 in switching ownership of 408,848 stock units, Eppley declined $3.40 to end at $36.10 in transferring 787 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $1 to end at $43 with 3,368 stock units changing hands. First Rock Capital fell $1.04 to finish at $13.50 in an exchange of 65,704 shares, Grace Kennedy shed 22 cents in closing at $99 with the swapping of 565,520 units, Guardian Holdings dropped $7 to $641 in trading 4,495 stock units. Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents at $36 in switching ownership of 618,309 stocks, Jamaica Stock Exchange rallied 33 cents to $17.83 with the swapping of 39,371 units, JMMB Group slipped 43 cents to $38.25 after clearing the market of 168,439 shares. Key Insurance picked up 29 cents to close at $4.80 with 162,141 stock units changing hands, Kingston Wharves shed 99 cents to $48 with a transfer of 68 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 38 cents to finish at $8.67 with an exchange of 2,242 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy jumped $18.51 to $138 after 64 units cleared the market, NCB Financial spiked $2.50 to $141.50 in trading 31,831 stock units, Palace Amusement bolted $41 to $1,021 with the swapping of 4 stocks. Proven Investments popped 89 cents to $34.99 with 33,406 units clearing the market, Sagicor Group rose $2.08 to $56 with 20,997 shares crossing the exchange, Scotia Group spiked 29 cents to $38.99, with 58,593 stocks trading. Seprod popped 50 cents to $70.50 in transferring 404,614 units, Sterling Investments shed 20 cents to end at $2.80 with the swapping of 350,000 stock units and Wisynco Group gained 29 cents to finish at $15.99 in switching ownership of 1,714,772 shares.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.50% preference shares fell $1.91 to end at $12.89, with 1,900 units crossing the exchange.

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