Massy Holdings list on JSE with no trades

Massy Holdings shares were listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Thursday with no trading in the stock, but it closed with demand for 29,304 with 166 orders, with the highest bid at $2,801 for 137 shares and the lowest tradable at $1,500, there was no stock on offer at the close. The reference price to start trading was set at $2,643.08.
In the overall market, the volume of shares trading was 58 percent less and the value 28 percent higher than on Wednesday as rising stocks exceeded those declining after 55 securities traded, similar to Wednesday, with 22 rising, 16 declining and 17 ending unchanged.
The All Jamaican Composite Index popped 3,072.13 points to settle at 439,587.18, the JSE Main Index advanced 1,670.70 points to 397,169.87 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.53 points to close at 98.02.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.4 The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2022.
Overall, 9,854,246 shares were exchanged for $213,910,310 versus 23,550,929 units at $167,256,472 on Wednesday. Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 23 percent of total volume with a transfer of 2.27 million shares followed by Kingston Wharves, 18.3 percent with 1.81 million units and Transjamaican Highway, 13.6 percent, with 1.34 million units changing hands.
Trading averages 179,168 units at $3,889,278, compared to 428,199 shares at $3,041,027 previously traded and month to date, an average of 205,968 units at $1,937,351, against 207,506 units at $1,825,288 on Wednesday. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eleven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints rose 60 cents to $13 with 32,429 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement rallied $1.71 to end at $71.20 in an exchange of 18,690 units, Caribbean Producers popped $1.57 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $17.80 in trading 426,694 stock units. Eppley fell $1.45 to settle at $35 with the swapping of 2,337 stocks, First Rock Capital rose $1.63 to $12 with an exchange of 97,500 shares, GraceKennedy gained 50 cents to close at $102.50 after 30,325 stocks crossed the market. Guardian Holdings declined $4.35 in closing at $533 after 248 units switched owners, Jamaica Stock Exchange rallied $1.03 to $16.86 with a transfer of 4,647 stock units, JMMB Group gained 30 cents after ending at $39.50 with the swapping of 734,028 shares. Margaritaville fell $3 to $23 with 1,111 stocks changing hands, Mayberry Investments rallied 64 cents to $7.85 in transferring 4,183 shares, NCB Financial popped $6 to finish at $133, with 580,328 units crossing the exchange. PanJam Investment rose 50 cents to $65.50 in trading 213 units, Proven Investments declined $1.20 to end at $32 with 17,120 stock units crossing the market, Sagicor Group advanced $1.39 to $53.90 after an exchange of 17,121 shares. Seprod shed $1 to close at $60 in transferring 13,140 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments rallied 50 cents to $16 with 102,082 stocks clearing the market, Sygnus Real Estate Finance advanced $2.23 to $18.25 in switching ownership of 100 units and Wisynco Group lost 30 cents to end at $17.50 with 389,966 stock units crossing the market.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7.25% shed 34 cents in closing at $3.24 with 23 shares changing hands and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share gained $12 to settle at a 52 weeks’ high of $120 after trading a mere 8 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Pullback for JSE Main Market

Market activity ended on Wednesday with the volume of shares declining 23 percent and the value 34 percent lower than on Tuesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks were marginally less than those declining, pushing the market indices into a fall.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 3,169.31 points to 436,515.05, the JSE Main Index fell 2,739.24 points to settle at 395,499.17 and the JSE Financial Index shed 1.10 points to close at 97.49.
Trading ended with 55 securities, as was the case on Tuesday, with 17 rising, 18 declining and 20 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.2. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2022.
Overall, 23,550,929 shares were exchanged for $167,256,472 down from 30,430,391 units at $253,596,547 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 67.7 of total volume after transferring 15.95 million shares followed by Jamaica Broilers, 6.8 percent with 1.61 million units and QWI Investments with 4.4 percent after an exchange of 1.05 million units.
Trading averages 428,199 units at $3,041,027, compared to 553,280 shares at $4,610,846 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 207,506 units at $1,825,288, compared to 194,064 units at $1,751,240 on the previous day. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows ten stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints fell 59 cents to $12.40 with 89,460 units clearing the market, Caribbean Producers shed 72 cents in closing at $16.23 after 171,442 stock units changed hands. Eppley rose $1.45 to end at $36.45 in switching ownership of 590 stocks, First Rock Capital lost 63 cents to close at $10.37 with the swapping of 24,812 shares, Guardian Holdings dropped $10.65 to end at $537.35 in trading 87 units. Jamaica Broilers gained 50 cents in closing at $27.50 with 1,610,187 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers lost 32 cents after ending at $22.68 in transferring 1,574 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell $1.67 to close at $15.83 in exchanging 126,376 shares. Margaritaville popped $1 to end at $26 in switching ownership of 3,266 units, Mayberry Investments declined 69 cents after ending at $7.21 and trading 9,074 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy rallied $3 to close at $100 with an exchange of 3,228 stock units. NCB Financial declined $5 to end at $127 with the swapping of 594,363 units, 138 Student Living traded 662 shares and gained 40 cents to land at $4.20, PanJam Investment advanced $2 in closing at $65 after 759 stock units crossed the exchange, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 62 cents to $15.50 with a transfer of 234,060 stocks and Sygnus Real Estate Finance fell $2.23 to $16.02 with the swapping of 2,124 shares.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7.25% advanced 50 cents in closing at $3.58 with 300 stock units crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading jumps on JSE Main Market

Market activity surged on Tuesday leading to the volume of shares trading, 319 percent higher than on Monday as funds passing through the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market climbed 262 percent and led to rising stocks exceeding those declining.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 401.94 points to 439,684.36, the JSE Main Index advanced 1,224.58 points to 398,238.41 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.14 points to settle at 98.59.
Trading ended with 55 securities compared to 54 on Monday, with 22 rising, 17 declining and 16 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.3. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Markets closing quotes uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with the financial year ending up to August 2022.
Overall, 30,430,391 shares were exchanged for $253,596,547 versus 7,262,470 units at $70,112,586 on Monday. Stanley Motta led trading with 33.2 percent of total volume after exchanging 10.10 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm, 20.8 percent, with 6.32 million units, Community & Workers Credit Union, controlled 10.8 percent, with 3.29 million units, Transjamaican Highway contributed 9.5 percent in trading 2.9 million units, Sagicor Select Financial Fund held 6.4 percent, with 1.93 million units and QWI Investments accounted for 4.5 percent with a transfer of 1.37 million units.
Trading averages 553,280 units at $4,610,846, on Tuesday, compared to 134,490 shares at $1,298,381 on Monday and month to date, an average of 194,064 units at $1,751,240, versus 170,766 units at $1,565,770 on the previous day. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments shed $1.01 in closing at $93.40 in trading 12,221 shares, Berger Paints gained 47 cents to close at $12.99 with an exchange of 17,798 stock units, Caribbean Producers popped 45 cents to end at $16.95 with 258,740 units clearing the market. Eppley declined $1.50 to $35 after exchanging 2,768 stocks, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined $4.20 after ending at $37.80 with 364 stock units crossing the market,  GraceKennedy advanced $4.20 to close at $102 in an exchange of 1,212,428 shares. Guardian Holdings climbed $18 to $548 with the swapping of 7,203 units, Jamaica Broilers fell 85 cents to $27 in switching ownership of 79,848 shares, Jamaica Producers rose $1 after ending at $23 with 6,401 stocks clearing the market. Jamaica Stock Exchange rallied 75 cents in closing at $17.50 with 2,515 stock units changing hands, JMMB Group gained 35 cents after ending at $39.10 in trading 117,087 shares, Kingston Wharves popped $2.29 to $41.60 with the swapping of 157,619 units. Margaritaville advanced $3 to $25 with a transfer of 100 stocks, NCB Financial rallied $4 to close at $132 in switching ownership of 88,589 stock units, Palace Amusement lost 55 cents to end at $945 after crossing the exchange with 15 shares. PanJam Investment fell $1.70 to close at $63 in transferring 229,652 stock units, Sagicor Group shed $1.60 in ending at $52.40 after exchanging 16,237 shares, Scotia Group fell $1.10 to $34.50 with the swapping of 90,700 units. Seprod lost $1 to end at $61 with 17,617 stocks changing hands and Stanley Motta lost 34 cents in closing at $5.50 after trading 10,097,550 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading drops on the JSE Main Market

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Market activity ended on Monday with the volume of shares trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ending 53 percent less and the value 82 percent lower than on Friday, leading to mild gains in the market indices.
The All Jamaican Composite Index popped 24.71 points to close at 439,282.42, the JSE Main Index advanced 872.48 points to 397,013.83 and the JSE Financial Index rallied 0.83 points to close at 98.45.
Trading ended with 54 securities compared to 53 on Friday, with 16 rising, 21 declining and 17 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.4. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2022.
Overall, 7,262,470 shares were exchanged for $70,112,586 versus 15,537,794 units at $392,213,675 on Friday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 22.8 percent of total volume in transferring 1.66 million shares followed by QWI Investments, 14.3 percent with 1.04 million units and Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 9.7 percent after trading 704,301 units.
Trading averages 134,490 units at $1,298,381, compared to 293,166 shares at $7,400,258 on Friday and month to date, an average of 170,766 units at $1,565,770, compared to 173,233 units at $1,583,955 on the prior trading day. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments gained 56 cents to end at $94.41 with 7,429 shares clearing the market, Berger Paints lost 48 cents in closing at $12.52 in exchanging 500 units, Caribbean Cement shed 80 cents to end at $69.50 with a transfer of 13,739 stock units. Eppley rose 75 cents to $36.50 trading 433 stocks, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rallied 42 cents to $42 after 1,306 shares crossed the market, First Rock Capital advanced 66 cents to $10.91 with the swapping of 5,750 stocks. Guardian Holdings popped $9 to $530 after an exchange of 1,207 units, Jamaica Producers shed $1 to end at $22 in switching ownership of 2,917 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell $1.05 to finish at $16.75 after trading 13,768 units. JMMB Group shed 75 cents in closing at $38.75 with 21,460 stocks changing hands, Kingston Wharves declined $2.69 to $39.31 with the swapping of 5,000 shares, Margaritaville advanced $1.80 to $22 in trading 99 units. Mayberry Investments gained 30 cents to close at $7.90 with a transfer of 3,396 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined $3 to end at $97 in an exchange of 335 stock units, Palace Amusement dropped $4.45 in closing at $945.55 with 62 shares clearing the market. PanJam Investment fell $1.30 to close at $64.70 after 501,222 units crossed the market, Salada Foods lost 33 cents to settle at $6.60 in switching ownership of 20,250 stock units, Scotia Group rose 60 cents to end at $35.60 in an exchange of 18,244 units and Supreme Ventures shed 60 cents to end at $17.20 in trading 59,053 stocks.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7.25% gained 30 cents in closing at $3.08 with an exchange of 7,070 shares.

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

Trading jumps on JSE Main Market

Trading jumped sharply on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main on Friday with the volume of shares changing hands rising 108 percent and the value surging 490 percent higher than on Thursday and resulted in gains for the market as rising stocks exceeded those declining by on a three to two basis.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rallied 2,342.25 points to close at 439,257.71, the JSE Main Index advanced 1,269.54 points to 396,141.35 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.19 points to end at 97.62. Trading ended with 53 securities versus 57 on Thursday, with 26 rising, 16 declining and 11 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.5. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2022.
A total of, 15,537,794 shares traded for $392,213,675, steeply up on 7,459,557 units at $66,420,714 on Thursday. JMMB Group led trading with 40.5 percent of total volume with a transfer of 6.29 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm, 23.7 percent with 3.68 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund, 7.4 percent after 1.15 million units changed hands.
Trading averages 293,166 units at $7,400,258, compared to 130,869 shares at $1,165,276 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 173,233 units at $1,583,955, up from 164,655 units at $1,167,944 on Thursday. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement lost 69 cents to close at $70.30 in exchanging 53,355 stock units, Caribbean Producers advanced $1.34 to a record high of $16.74 with the swapping of 544,371 stocks, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rallied 58 cents to $41.58 in switching ownership of 927 units. GraceKennedy shed $1 to end at $98 with a transfer of 101,725 shares, Guardian Holdings rose $1 to $521 after 25,540 stock units crossed the market, Jamaica Broilers advanced $1.43 to close at $27.98 with 15,666 units changing hands. Jamaica Producers popped $1 in closing at $23 after an exchange of 8,358 shares, JMMB Group advanced $1.60 to $39.50 in trading 6,286,464 shares, Kingston Wharves shed 75 cents to end at $42 with 5,079 stocks clearing the market. Mayberry Jamaican Equities rose 77 cents to finish at $9.28 in switching ownership of 2,050 units, NCB Financial climbed $2.40 to close at $128 with the swapping of 462,259 stock units, 138 Student Living gained 53 cents after ending at $4.66 and exchanging 1,175 shares. PanJam Investment rallied $1.50 in closing at $66 in trading 510,923 shares, Portland JSX rose $1.20 to $9 in switching ownership of 800 units, Proven Investments gained 57 cents to settle at $33.49 with an exchange of 6,791 stocks. Scotia Group popped 44 cents to close at $35 after 111,106 stock units crossed the market, Stanley Motta gained 59 cents after ending at $5.84 with an exchange of 2,632 stocks, Supreme Ventures rose 80 cents to finish at $17.80 in transferring 19,195 units and Wisynco Group lost 30 cents to close at $17.30 with 87,163 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7.25% fell 75 cents in closing at $2.78 after exchanging 38,725 shares and JMMB Group 7% gained 40 cents to close at $1.90 with 19 units crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated

Trading down JSE Main Market up

Market activity ended on Thursday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market with the volume of and value of shares trading declining from Wednesday’s outturn, but the market closed with rising stocks just being edged out by those declining but the market indices reversed Wednesday mild decline by rising on Thursday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,466.73 points to end at 436,915.46, the JSE Main Index advanced 1,250.84 points to close at 394,871.81 and the JSE Financial Index rallied 0.82 points to finish at 97.43.
Trading ended with 57 securities up from 51 on Wednesday, with 22 rising, 23 declining and 12 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.2. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2022.
Overall, 7,459,557 shares were traded for $66,420,714 versus 11,065,478 units at $62,731,563 on Wednesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 29.1 percent of total volume with a transfer of 2.08 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 12.9 percent for 959,428 units and QWI Investments with 10.9 percent after trading 810,027 units.
Trading averages 130,869 units at $1,165,276, down from 216,970 shares at $1,230,031 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 164,655 units at $1,167,944, compared to 167,471 units at $1,168,166 on Wednesday. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 13 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund jumped $3.45 to $41 with an exchange of 1,090 units, First Rock Capital shed 64 cents to close at $10.30 in trading 6,612 stock units, Guardian Holdings shed $7 to end at $520 after transferring 32 stocks. Jamaica Broilers declined $2.13 in ending at $26.55 with 49,421 units changing hands, Jamaica Producers fell $1.33 to close at $22 in trading 36,826 stock units, JMMB Group lost 30 cents to finish at $37.90 with 286,301 shares clearing the market. Margaritaville popped 93 cents to $20.25 in swapping of 5,040 stocks, Mayberry Jamaican Equities shed 82 cents in closing at $8.51 with a transfer of 11,491 units, NCB Financial lost 40 cents to close at $125.60 in exchanging 176,884 shares. 138 Student Living declined 57 cents in closing at $4.13 after a switch in ownership of 954 units, Palace Amusement dropped $46.90 in closing at $950 with 18 stocks crossing the market, PanJam Investment declined $3.50 to close at $64.50 with the swapping of 4,091 stock units. Proven Investments lost 58 cents to end at $32.92 in transferring 620 units, Sagicor Group rallied $1.56 to $54 after exchanging 43,183 stocks, Scotia Group lost 49 cents to end at $34.56 with 23,844 units changing hands. Supreme Ventures shed 85 cents to end at $17 in trading 50,808 shares and Wisynco Group rose 60 cents to $17.60 with 64,599 shares clearing the market.
In the preference segmentJamaica Public Service 9.5% climbed $450.50 to a new high of $2,150.50 after an exchange of 5 stock units and JMMB Group 7% lost 50 cents in closing at $1.50 in trading 750 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading picks up for Main Market

Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market trading ended on Wednesday with the volume of shares rising 36 percent and the value climbing 23 percent higher than on Tuesday, resulting in rising stocks exceeding those declining and a small slippage in the market index.
The All Jamaican Composite Index shed 70.86 points to 435,448.73, the JSE Main Index slipped 542.98 points to close at 393,620.97 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.62 points to end at 96.61.
A total of 51 securities traded compared to 52 on Tuesday, with 21 rising, 19 declining and 11 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.2. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2022.
Overall, 11,065,478 shares were exchanged for $62,731,563 compared to 8,130,493 units at $50,843,578 on Tuesday. QWI Investments led trading with 31.3 percent of the volume with an exchange of 3.46 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm with 27.9 percent for 3.08 million units, Transjamaican Highway contributed 13.1 percent with 1.45 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund traded 1.07 million units for 9.7 percent market share.
Trading averaged 216,970 units at $1,230,031 compared to 156,356 shares at $977,761 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 167,471 units at $1,168,166, up from 163,483 units at $1,163,182 on the prior day. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 13 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Eppley shed $1 to end at $35.50 trading 1,000 shares, First Rock Capital rallied 79 cents in closing at $10.94 with 12,561 units crossing the exchange, GraceKennedy lost $1 to finish at $99 in switching ownership of 70,289 stocks. Guardian Holdings dropped $3 to close at $527 in transferring 2,697 stock units, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.67 after ending at $28.68 and exchanging 7,271 stocks, Jamaica Producers popped $1.18 to close at $23.33 with the swapping of 96,499 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 80 cents to end at $17.50 in trading 55,004 shares, JMMB Group lost 30 cents to settle at $38.20 with 39,833 stock units changing hands, Kingston Properties gained 65 cents to close at $9.50 with 508 stocks clearing the market. Margaritaville advanced $2.52 to $19.32 in switching ownership of 810 units, NCB Financial shed $1 to end at $126 with a transfer of 101,383 shares, PanJam Investment advanced $1.50 to end at $68, with 102,501 stock units crossing the market. Proven Investments gained 50 cents in closing at $33.50 with an exchange of 14,092 units, Radio Jamaica popped 49 cents to close at $3.99 in trading 143,083 shares, Sagicor Group shed 56 cents to end at $52.44 with the swapping of 20,047 stocks. Scotia Group fell $1.95 to $35.05 in an exchange of 34,101 shares, Supreme Ventures gained 35 cents to close at $17.85 with 17,119 stock units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 39 cents to end at $14.89 after transferring 148,586 stocks. Sygnus Real Estate Finance advanced $2.23 to $18.25 in exchanging 2,400 shares and Wisynco Group declined 55 cents in closing at $17 with the swapping of 74,844 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Stocks gain in moderate trading session

Market activity ended on Monday with an increase in the number of active securities than the case previously, leading to a 21 percent rise in the volume of shares trading but a 22 percent fall in the value traded from Friday levels as the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market closed with rising stocks exceeding those declining by a decent margin at the conclusion of a moderate trading session.
The All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 2,000.74 points to 436,687.32, the Main Index climbed 2,047.08 points to close at 394,837.98 and the JSE Financial Index rose 1.04 points to 97.31.
Trading ended with 56 securities compared to 55 on Friday, with 25 rising, 16 declining and 15 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.1. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years, ending up to August 2022.
Trading ended with 9,677,118 shares changing hands for $54,894,824 versus 8,020,198 units at $70,531,082 on Friday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 24.5 percent of total volume for an exchange of 2.37 million shares followed by JMMB Group 7.5% preference share with 19.9 percent for 1.92 million units, Transjamaican Highway accounted for 13.2 percent with 1.27 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund, 12.7 percent after trading 1.23 million units.
Trading averages 172,806 units at $980,265, compared to 145,822 shares at $1,282,383 on Friday and month to date, an average of 164,121 units at $1,179,777 versus 163,194 units at $1,201,059 on the previous trading day. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments shed 82 cents to end at $93.98 with 19,554 shares crossing the market, Caribbean Producers dipped 49 cents at $15.50 in trading 302,535 units, Eppley lost 50 cents to finish at $36 with an exchange of 318 stocks. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined $3.49 in closing at $37.51 in switching ownership of 281 stock units, First Rock Capital lost 35 cents to close at $10.20 with 12,241 shares crossing the market, GraceKennedy advanced $2 to $101 after exchanging 175,533 stock units. Guardian Holdings popped $9 to $525 with the swapping of 509 units, Jamaica Broilers advanced $1.24 to $28.74 in transferring 58,677 stocks, Jamaica Producers rose $1.15 to $23.35 after trading 1,890 stock units. Jamaica Stock Exchange rallied 90 cents to $17.40 with 4,835 shares changing hands, JMMB Group gained 50 cents to end at $38.60 after 140,283 units cleared the market, Kingston Wharves fell $2.97 to close at $39 in an exchange of 75,266 shares. Mayberry Investments gained 48 cents to finish at $7.98 in trading 12,601 stocks, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 37 cents after ending at $9 in switching ownership of 11,606 stock units, NCB Financial advanced $1 to $126 with an exchange of 8,902 shares. Palace Amusement climbed $17.32 to end at $997.99 with 38 units changing hands, PanJam Investment declined $2.90 to $63 with the swapping of 7,562 units, Portland JSX popped 45 cents to $8 with a transfer of 2,468 shares. Scotia Group advanced $1.39 to close at $36.40 after exchanging 103,819 stocks, Seprod declined $1.40 in closing at $62.10 in trading 3,736 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments gained 47 cents to settle at $14.82 with a transfer of 46,820 shares. Sygnus Real Estate Finance fell $1.25 to $16.02 with 21,980 stocks changing hands, Victoria Mutual Investments rallied 41 cents to close at $6.79 with an exchange of 73,058 shares and Wisynco Group lost 39 cents to end at $17.51 in switching ownership of 60,431 units.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 7.15% preference share due – 2028 rose 52 cents in closing at $3.05 with 450 stocks crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Faltering main market performance

More Main Market stock fell than those gaining at the close of trading sending the primary indices sliding downwards at the close on Friday, following a 37 percent slippage in the volume of shares trading and a 24 percent lower value than Thursday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 1,923.73 points to  434,686.58, the JSE Main Index plunged 2,282.45 points to 392,790.90 and the JSE Financial Index fell 1.22 points to end at 96.27.
Trading ended with 55 securities up from 50 on Thursday, with 20 rising, 25 declining and 10 ending unchanged.
A total of 8,020,198 shares traded for $70,531,082 compared to 12,654,913 units at $92,312,652 on Thursday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 29.3 percent of total volume in exchanging 2.35 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 23.2 percent for 1.86 million units and Caribbean Producers, 7 percent with 560,506 units.
Trading averages 145,822 units at $1,282,383, compared to 253,098 shares at $1,846,253 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 163,194 units at $1,201,059, compared to 165,227 units at $1,191,542 on Thursday. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.1. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2022.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Barita Investments lost 70 cents to close at $94.80 with an exchange of 6,826 shares, Caribbean Cement shed 74 cents in ending at $72.20 with the swapping of 35,410 units, Caribbean Producers lost 31 cents to close at $15.99 with 560,506 stocks crossing the exchange. Eppley rallied 50 cents to $36.50 in trading 4,090 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund advanced $4.69 to $41 with 318 units clearing the market, Guardian Holdings rose $4 to end at $516 in an exchange of 2,061 shares. Jamaica Broilers fell $1.49 to close at $27.50 with the swapping of 87,177 stock units, Jamaica Producers shed 80 cents in closing at $22.20 after trading 3,255 stocks, Kingston Properties gained 74 cents ending at $9.74 in switching ownership of 3,063 units. Kingston Wharves fell $1.02 to $41.97 with 2,723 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments lost 48 cents to finish at $7.50 after 3,176 stocks crossed the market, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy advanced $3 to close at $100 in switching ownership of 18 shares. NCB Financial declined $2 in closing at $125 with a transfer of 36,012 stocks, Palace Amusement dropped $14.33 to $980.67 with 15 units changing hands, PanJam Investment popped $1.10 to close at $65.90 in transferring 78,896 stock units. Proven Investments lost 30 cents after ending at $32.80 with an exchange of 9,242 shares, Sagicor Group rose $2.99 to end at $54.50 after trading 9,409 stocks, Sagicor Real Estate Fund shed 40 cents to close at $8 with 3,615 stock units changing hands. Scotia Group fell $1.33 to finish at $35.01 with an exchange of 335,649 shares, Seprod popped 50 cents to $63.50 in switching ownership of 3,801 units and Supreme Ventures shed 80 cents to $17 in an exchange of 117,937 units.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7.25% preference share gained 46 cents to close at $3.54 with 6,100 shares crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Rally for JSE Main market

Stocks prices rebounded in market activity on Wednesday, with the volume of shares trading rising 127 percent more than on Tuesday as the value rose just 26 percent higher at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market, with rising stocks exceeding declining ones.
The All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 2,908.68 points to 443,165.13, the JSE Main Index rallied 3,210.20 points to end at 400,565.67 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.99 points to settle at 98.91.
Overall, 49 securities traded versus 53 on Tuesday, with 21 rising, 18 declining and 10 ending unchanged.
A total of 11,360,273 shares traded for $45,708,326 versus 4,998,746 units at $36,379,818 on Tuesday. Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 35.7 of total volume after an exchange of 4.06 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway, 19.9 percent with 2.26 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 17 percent for 1.93 million shares.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.4. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2022.
The average trade for the day was 231,842 units at $932,823 compared to 94,316 shares at $686,412 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 154,766 units at $1,113,600, against 144,586 units at $1,137,476 on Tuesday. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows thirteen stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement advanced $2 to $73 with 25,388 shares crossing the exchange, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose $1.50 in closing at $43.80 after trading 1,200 stocks, First Rock Capital shed 60 cents in ending at $10.25 with the swapping of 4,200 units. GraceKennedy fell 49 cents to close at $99.50 with a transfer of 13,454 stock units, Guardian Holdings dropped $10 to end at $530 in an exchange of 193 units, Jamaica Producers rose $1 to $23 after 2,832 shares cleared the market. Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 35 cents to finish at $17 with 31 stocks changing hands, JMMB Group spiked 35 cents to close at $38.50 in exchanging 325,883 stock units, Palace Amusement popped $10 to $900 after swapping of 30 units. Proven Investments rallied 61 cents to end at $33.10 after 460 shares crossed the market, Sagicor Group climbed $4.67 in closing at $56.97 with 6,918 stock units clearing the market, Scotia Group advanced $1.49 to end at $37.49 with investors switching ownership of 43,152 stocks. Seprod fell 40 cents to end at $62.10 in transferring 29,290 shares and Wisynco Group rallied 87 cents to $17.89 in trading 46,077 stock units.

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