Trading picks up for JSE USD Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market closed on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 15 percent with a 3 percent lower value than on Wednesday, resulting in trading in seven securities, similar to trading on Wednesday with prices of two rising, two declining and three ending unchanged.
The market closed with an exchange of 233,466 shares for US$32,685 compared to 276,289 units at US$33,572 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 33,352 units at US$4,669 versus 39,470 shares at US$4,796 on Wednesday, with a month to date average of 32,964 shares at US$3,017 compared with 32,938 units at US$2,906 on the previous day and April that ended with an average of 35,401 units for US$2,453.
The US Denominated Equities Index dipped 0.81 points to culminate at 237.80.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.6. The PE ratio is computed based on the last traded price divided by projected earnings done by ICInsider.com for companies with their financial year ending and or around August 2024.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, AS Bryden remained at 22.49 US cents after 40,144 stocks passed through the market, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy ended at 61 US cents after an exchange of 95 units, Proven Investments dipped 0.01 of a cent to finish at 13.81 US cents, with 2,926 shares crossing the market. Sygnus Credit Investments rallied 1.7 cents and ended at 9.4 US cents with a transfer of 100,001 stock units and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.01 of a cent to end at 2.09 US cents with investors swapping 81,455 shares.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group US8.5% preference share rose 1 cent to close at US$1.28 in switching ownership of 4,537 units and JMMB Group 5.75% remained at US$2 with investors trading 4,308 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Falling stocks edged out Main Market losers

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 101 percent and the value 16 percent more than on Wednesday, following trading in 60 securities up from 57 on Wednesday and ended with prices of 18 stocks rising, 21 declining and 21 ending unchanged.
The market closed with 14,203,187 shares trading for $79,115,438 versus 7,063,416 stock units at $68,154,039 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 236,720 shares at $1,318,591 compared to 123,920 units at $1,195,685 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 372,703 units at $2,376,327 compared with 381,355 units at $2,443,627 on the previous day and April that closed with an average of 680,802 units at $3,619,595.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 9.19 million shares for 64.7 percent of total volume followed by JMMB 9.5% preference share with 1.39 million units for 9.8 percent of the day’s trade and Wisynco Group with 753,254 units for 5.3 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index increased 333.74 points to wrap up trading at 354,409.43, the JSE Main Index fell 236.81 points to 317,262.50 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.06 points to 67.27.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 13.6. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
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, AS Bryden dipped 64 cents in closing at $36.95 with an exchange of 26,127 stocks, Berger Paints rose 65 cents to $8 after investors ended trading of 10 units, Guardian Holdings fell $4 to end at $360, with 22,161 shares crossing the exchange. Jamaica Broilers lost 30 cents and ended at $31.50 with investors swapping 427,863 stock units, Jamaica Producers declined $1.36 to finish at $21.14 and closed after an exchange of 1,179 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange rallied 58 cents to close at $10.95 in an exchange of 2,005 units. Massy Holdings sank $1 to $88 with traders dealing in 428 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy popped $12.15 in closing at $93.15 after 65 stock units passed through the market, NCB Financial dropped $1.99 to close at $60.01 with investors dealing in 166,673 shares. Pan Jamaica gained 40 cents to end at $45 in an exchange of 71,493 stocks, Sagicor Group increased $1 and ended at $41, with 68,224 units changing hands, Scotia Group skidded $2.79 to finish at $41.50 with investors trading 80,038 stock units. Seprod climbed $1.30 and ended at $78.50 with 5,238 shares clearing the market and Supreme Ventures shed 70 cents to $24.30 after exchanging 31,826 stock units.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.75% preference share rallied $1.41 to close at $18.46 with investors trading 338 stocks. 138 Student Living preference share rose $2 to end at $217 after an exchange of 13 units and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share advanced $2 in closing at $107, with 8,800 stocks crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Winners beat losers on the JSE Main Market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks that were exchanged declining by 35 percent, with a 7 percent lower value than on Tuesday, and similar to Tuesday, trading took place in 57 securities and ended with prices of 27 stocks rising, 13 declining and 17 ending unchanged.
Trading closed with 7,063,416 shares changing hands at $68,154,039 down from 10,788,125 units at $73,059,080 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 123,920 shares for $1,195,685 compared with 189,265 stock units at $1,281,738 on Tuesday. Trading month to date, averages 381,355 stocks at $2,443,627 down from 397,917 units at $2,523,912 on the previous day versus April with an average of 680,802 stock units at $3,619,595.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 2.07 million shares for 29.2 percent of total volume followed by Jamaica Producers with 1.0 million units for 14.2 percent of the day’s trade and JMMB 9.5% preference share with 687,416 units for 9.7 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index skidded 3,411.32 points to end at 354,075.69, the JSE Main Index dipped 1,718.09 points to end at 317,499.31 and the JSE Financial Index declined 0.68 points to 67.33.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 14.5. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, AS Bryden popped $3.38 and ended at $37.59 with an exchange of 380 shares, Eppley advanced $1 to $39, with 881 stocks passing through the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose 56 cents to finish at $39.60 with investors swapping 867 units. First Rock Real Estate climbed 45 cents to end at $10.15 after a transfer of 1,550 stock units, General Accident shed 76 cents in closing at $6.33 with investors dealing in 7,805 shares, Guardian Holdings increased $4 to close at $364 after the exchange of 21 stock units. Jamaica Broilers gained $1.30 to end at $31.80 after the trading of 10,616 stocks, Jamaica Stock Exchange rallied $1.17 to close at $10.37 clearing the market with 168,867 units, Lasco Distributors increased 30 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.49 with investors trading 55,670 stocks. Massy Holdings lost $1 to end at $89 in an exchange of 182 units, Mayberry Group popped 55 cents to finish at $8.05 with traders dealing in 1,795 shares, Pan Jamaica dipped $1.40 and ended at $44.60 in switching ownership of 15,212 stock units. Proven Investments advanced 44 cents to $21.44 with investors exchanging 2,462 shares, Seprod fell $1.39 to end at $77.20 with a transfer of 126,618 units, Stanley Motta skidded $2.34 in closing at $5.15 after 10,000 stocks passed through the market. Sygnus Credit Investments rose 30 cents to close at $10.78 in trading 5,150 stock units, Sygnus Real Estate Finance climbed 40 cents and ended at $11, with 164 shares crossing the market and Wisynco Group gained 50 cents to finish at $21 in an exchange of 11,932 units.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.25% preference share rallied $1.16 and ended at $20 after just one stock was traded and 138 Student Living preference share popped 46 cents to $215, with 7 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Falling prices dominated JSE Main Market

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Falling prices dominated trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 43 percent and the value 24 percent more than on Monday, as trading ended with activity in 57 securities compared with 59 on Monday, following the prices of 16 stocks rising, 26 declining and 15 ending unchanged.
The market closed with an exchange of 10,788,125 shares for $73,059,080 compared with 7,531,690 units at $58,984,158 on Monday.
Trading averaged 189,265 shares at $1,281,738 compared to 127,656 units at $999,731 on Monday and month to date, an average of 397,917 units at $2,523,912 compared with 412,263 units at $2,609,321 on the previous day and April with an average of 680,802 units at $3,619,595.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 4.83 million shares for 44.7 percent of total volume followed by Transjamaican Highway with 2.25 million units for 20.8 percent of the day’s trade and Lasco Distributors with 683,042 units for 6.3 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index shed 361.32 points to end trading at 357,487.01, the JSE Main Index dropped 1,288.58 points to close at 319,217.40 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.15 points to wrap up trading at 68.01.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 13.6. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, AS Bryden fell $4.03 and ended at $34.21 with investors trading 647 shares, Caribbean Cement skidded 50 cents to $63.50 after an exchange of 7,012 units, Caribbean Producers gained 70 cents to end at $9.25 with investors dealing in 110,074 shares. Eppley lost $1 in closing at $38 with investors trading 2,346 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund popped 44 cents to $39.04 in switching ownership of 200 shares, GraceKennedy increased 50 cents to finish at $74 with traders dealing in 71,364 stocks. Jamaica Broilers dipped $1 to $30.50 after a transfer of 56,419 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange sank $1.30 to end at $9.20 after 41,353 stock units changed hands, Mayberry Group shed 50 cents in closing at $7.50 after trading resulted in a transfer of 30,879 shares. NCB Financial dropped $1.20 to close at $61.80 as investors exchanged 128,091 stock units. This is not a healthy sign for the company’s APO priced at $65 per share. Portland JSX climbed 89 cents and ended at $8.58, with just 6 stocks crossing the market, Proven Investments declined 43 cents to finish at $21 with an exchange of 5,652 stock units. Scotia Group rose $2.10 to $44 and closed after 27,553 shares changed hands, Stanley Motta advanced 90 cents to finish at $7.49 with investors transferring 5,613 stock units, Supreme Ventures rallied 40 cents and ended at $25 in an exchange of 38,973 stocks. Sygnus Real Estate Finance slipped 40 cents to end at $10.60 with investors swapping 8,316 units and Wisynco Group fell 75 cents in closing at $20.50 after 176,361 stocks crossed the exchange.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.75% preference share dropped $2.95 to close at $17.05 in trading 273 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Main Market trading dives on Monday

Market activity fell sharply Monday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market, with the volume of stocks traded declining 72 percent valued 88 percent lower than on Friday, with trading taking place in 59 securities up from 57 on Friday, with prices of 23 stocks rising, 17 declining and 19 unchanged.
Trading accounted for an exchange of 7,531,690 shares for $58,984,158 down from 26,822,609 stock units at $484,009,143 on Friday.
Trading averaged 127,656 shares at $999,731 compared to 470,572 units at $8,491,388 on Friday and month to date, an average of 412,263 stocks at $2,609,321, down from 434,071 units at $2,732,653 on the previous trading day and April that closed with an average of 680,802 stock units at $3,619,595.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 2.38 million shares for 31.6 percent of total volume followed by Transjamaican Highway with 1.11 million stocks for 14.7 percent of the day’s trade and Lasco Distributors with 1.10 million units for 14.6 percent of stock traded.
The All Jamaican Composite Index sank 551.92 points to end trading at 357,848.33, the JSE Main Index fell 811.24 points to settle at 320,505.98 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.41 points to close trading at 67.86.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 13.5. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 14 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Berger Paints skidded $1.17 to close at $7.33 crossing the market 806 units, Caribbean Cement popped $1.10 to $64 in an exchange of 39,266 stocks, Caribbean Producers fell 75 cents and ended at $8.55 closed at 6,430 shares. Eppley shed 50 cents to end at $39 clearing the market with 29 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund shed 90 cents in closing at $38.60 trading 882 shares, GraceKennedy lost $2 to finish at $73.50 changing hands 110,782 stocks. Guardian Holdings slipped $9 and ended at $360 with an exchange of 13,197 units, Jamaica Broilers increased 50 cents to $31.50 passed through the market 76,485 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed $1.25 to end at $10.50 with investors swapping 91,493 shares. JMMB Group rose $1.22 in closing at $24.72 after a transfer of 55,524 units, Lasco Manufacturing advanced 32 cents to finish at $5.70 as investors exchanged 537,047 stocks, Pan Jamaica sank $1.50 to close at $46 in trading 2,087 stock units. Sagicor Group dipped 40 cents to $40 after an exchange of 71,182 shares, Scotia Group dropped $1.35 to close at $41.90 with investors dealing in 23,949 units, Seprod gained 59 cents to finish at $78.59 after exchanging 52,091 stocks. Supreme Ventures shed 40 cents and ended at $24.60 with investors trading 16,871 stock units, Sygnus Real Estate Finance rallied 39 cents in closing at $11 in an exchange of 27 shares and Wisynco Group increased 75 cents to end at $21.25 with traders dealing in 91,445 stocks.
In the preference segment, 138 Student Living preference share popped 54 cents to $214.54 crossing the exchange 1 unit and Sygnus Credit Investments C10.5% gained $1 to end at $109 in switching ownership of 14 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Grace pushes JSE trading on Friday

A surge in trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market ended on Friday, with a 336 percent jump in the volume of stocks traded with a value of 1,246 percent more than on Thursday, after investors traded nearly 5.3 million shares in GraceKennedy and ended trading in 57 securities compared with 54 on Thursday, with prices of 22 stocks rising, 24 declining and 11 ending unchanged.
The market closed with 26,822,609 shares trading for $484,009,143 up from just 6,147,676 units for a mere $35,957,977 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 470,572 shares at $8,491,388 up sharply from 113,846 units at $665,888 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 434,071 units at $2,732,653 compared with 431,153 units at $2,272,278 on the previous day and April that closed with an average of 680,802 units at $3,619,595.
JMMB Group 7.25% preference share due 2024 led trading with 13.0 million shares for 48.5 percent of total volume followed by GraceKennedy with 5.27 million stocks for 19.6 percent of the day’s trade, Wigton Windfarm with 3.31 million units for 12.3 percent market share, Carreras with 1.87 million stock units for 7 percent of trading and Transjamaican Highway with 1.47 million shares for 5.5 percent of total volume.
The All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,282.66 points to 358,400.25, the JSE Main Index increased 854.69 points to end trading at 321,317.22 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.34 points to settle at 68.27.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 12.4. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with financial year ending around August 2025.
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 rose $1.76 and ended at $71.80 with traders dealing in 113 shares, Caribbean Producers rallied 89 cents to $9.30, with 384 stocks crossing the exchange, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund slipped 49 cents to finish at $39.50 with investors swapping 100 shares. First Rock Real Estate increased 58 cents to end at $9.78 in an exchange of 2,431 stock units, GraceKennedy climbed $1.50 in closing at $75.50 with investors dealing in 5,267,115 shares, Guardian Holdings fell 98 cents to close at $369 in switching ownership of 1 stock unit. Jamaica Broilers popped 49 cents to close at $31 after 22,298 units crossed the market, Jamaica Stock Exchange sank $2.01 to close at $9.25 after an exchange of 3,201 stocks, JMMB Group shed 51 cents to end at $23.50 after 27,027 units were traded. Kingston Wharves advanced $1.04 to close at $26 with an exchange of 8,458 stocks, Mayberry Group gained 50 cents in closing at $8 as 10,016 shares passed through the market, NCB Financial rose $1 to end at $63 as investors exchanged 569,374 stock units. Pan Jamaica gained $1.50 to close at $47.50 with a transfer of 5,734 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund popped 59 cents to close at $7.64 after an exchange of 23 stocks, Scotia Group rallied $1.75 in closing at $43.25 with investors transferring 64,233 units. Seprod declined $2 to end at $78, with 614 stock units changing hands and Wisynco Group lost 65 cents to finish at $20.50 after an exchange of 8,096 shares.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.25% preference share increased 34 cents and ended at $18.84 with investors trading 498 stock units and JMMB Group 7% preference share dropped 50 cents to $2.80 after a transfer of 1,000 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Declining Main Market stocks clobber risers

Falling stocks outnumbered those rising almost 3 to 1 in trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Thursday, with trading in 54 securities, down from 60 on Wednesday, with prices of only 12 rising, 33 declining, including Radio Jamaica closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.08 and nine ending unchanged as the volume of stocks traded declining 49 percent and the value 80 percent lower than on Wednesday.
The market closed with an exchange of 6,147,676 shares for $35,957,977 compared with 12,161,308 units at $176,680,058 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 113,846 shares at $665,888 compared with 202,688 units at $2,944,668 on Wednesday and for the month to date, an average of 431,153 units at $2,272,278 compared to 457,154 units at $2,403,909 on the previous day and April that closed with an average of 680,802 units at $3,619,595.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 2.66 million shares for 43.3 percent of total volume followed by Transjamaican Highway with 1.44 million units for 23.5 percent of the day’s trade and QWI Investments with 274,994 units for 4.5 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 231.05 points to end at 357,117.59, the JSE Main Index climbed 655.93 points to 320,462.53 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.28 points to 67.93.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 12.4. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments fell $2.07 to finish at $70.04 with investors trading 10,926 shares, Caribbean Cement declined 52 cents to $62.98 in an exchange of 12,265 stocks, Caribbean Producers shed 59 cents to end at $8.41 with 49,624 shares clearing the market. Eppley advanced $2.04 in closing at $39.50 with traders dealing in 31 stock units, First Rock Real Estate dropped 49 cents to close at $9.20 after a transfer of 20,549 shares, General Accident rose 90 cents and ended at $7.20, with 36,417 stocks crossing the exchange. GraceKennedy sank $2 to $74 with a transfer of 92,957 units, Guardian Holdings climbed $9.98 to finish at $369.98 after 200 stock units passed through the market, Jamaica Broilers slipped 59 cents and ended at $30.51 with investors transferring 40,644 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange popped $2.22 to close at $11.26 after an exchange of 11,305 stock units, JMMB Group lost 49 cents in closing at $24.01 in trading of 105,121 units, Kingston Wharves dipped $1.04 to end at $24.96 and closed after an exchange of 3,446 stocks. NCB Financial skidded $1.99 in closing at $62 with an exchange of 39,680 units, Pan Jamaica fell $1.50 to $46, with 3,190 stocks crossing the market, Sagicor Real Estate Fund shed 59 cents to finish at $7.05 as investors exchanged 307 shares. Scotia Group dipped 50 cents and ended at $41.50 in switching ownership of 112,313 stock units and Stanley Motta lost 93 cents to end at $6.61, with 3,572 shares changing hands.
In the preference segment, 138 Student Living preference share skidded $4.03 to close at $214 in an exchange of 22 stock units, Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share sank $8.50 to $105 with investors dealing in 1,200 stocks and Sygnus Credit Investments C10.5% slipped $2 to finish at $108 after exchanging 500 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Rise in JSE USD trading

The volume of stocks traded rose 415 percent with a 66 percent higher on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Wednesday, resulting in trading in five securities, compared to nine on Tuesday with prices of three rising, one declining and one ending unchanged.
The market closed with an exchange of 379,029 shares for US$8,339 compared to 73,669 units at US$5,026 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 75,806 units at US$1,668 versus 8,185 shares at US$558 on Tuesday, with a month to date average of 34,930 shares at US$2,883 compared with 31,924 units at US$2,973 on the previous day and April that ended with an average of 35,401 units for US$2,453.
The US Denominated Equities Index gained 2.27 points to close at 236.26.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.3. The PE ratio is computed based on the last traded price divided by projected earnings done by ICInsider.com for companies with their financial year ending and or around August 2024.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Margaritaville advanced 1.28 cents to 9.81 US cents with investors swapping 119 shares, Proven Investments rose 0.39 of one cent to finish at 13.89 US cents in switching ownership of just one stock, Sterling Investments fell 0.07 of a cent and ended at 1.53 US cents after 31,198 stock units passed through the market. Sygnus Credit Investments remained at 7.7 US cents after exchanging 9,133 units and Transjamaican Highway rallied 0.09 of a cent in closing at 2.11 US cents with investors dealing in 338,578 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE Main Market rose on reduced trading

Stocks mostly rose at the close of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 61 percent valued 33 percent lower than on Tuesday, with trading in 60 securities up from 59 on Tuesday, with prices of 31 stocks rising, 18 declining and 11 ending unchanged.
Trading closed with an exchange of 12,161,308 shares for $176,680,058 compared to 31,493,482 stock units at $262,090,658 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 202,688 shares at $2,944,668 compared to 533,788 units at $4,442,215 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 457,154 units at $2,403,909 compared with 482,643 units at $2,349,743 on the previous day and April that closed with an average of 680,802 units at $3,619,595.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 3.76 million shares for 30.9 percent of total volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 2.67 million units for 22 percent of the day’s trade and NCB Financial with 1.62 million units for 13.4 percent of the day’s trade.
The All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 4,043.31 points to cease trading at 356,886.54, the JSE Main Index rallied 3,561.72 points to lock up trading at 319,806.60 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.49 points to finish at 67.65.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 12.5. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, AS Bryden popped $4.35 to end at $38.35, with 26 stock units clearing the market, Barita Investments rallied $2.07 to $72.11 with traders dealing in 2,624 shares, Berger Paints increased $1.70 and ended at $8.70 and closed with an exchange of just 471 units. Caribbean Cement climbed 50 cents to close at $63.50 with investors dealing in 52,166 stocks, Eppley dipped $2.04 to finish at $37.46 in trading 61 shares, General Accident sank $1.02 in closing at $6.30 after exchanging 34,922 stocks. Guardian Holdings dropped $10 to $360 with investors transferring 396 units, Jamaica Broilers rose 60 cents to close at $31.10 in switching ownership of 46,394 stocks, Jamaica Producers gained 74 cents to end at $22.55 with investors swapping 70,001 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange shed $2.22 in closing at $9.04 with an exchange of 214,189 stocks, JMMB Group advanced 90 cents and ended at $24.50 after 270,629 units passed through the market, Kingston Wharves rose 60 cents to $26 after an exchange of 501,011 stocks. Margaritaville climbed 92 cents and ended at $15 with investors trading just one share, Massy Holdings popped $1.89 to $89.89 in an exchange of a mere one stock unit, Mayberry Group lost 50 cents to close at $7.50, with 294 units crossing the market. NCB Financial gained $2.49 to finish at $63.99 in an exchange of 1,624,909 stock units, Pan Jamaica rallied $2.19 to $47.50, with 2,456 shares changing hands, Proven Investments advanced 43 cents in closing at $21.43 with 3,766 units crossing the exchange. Sagicor Group gained 55 cents to $40.55 in trading 9,907 stocks, Scotia Group slipped $1.20 to close at $42, with 161,192 stock units crossing the market, Seprod popped $1.01 in closing at $80 as investors exchanged 9,844 shares and Wisynco Group advanced $1 and ended at $21 after a transfer of 120,383 stocks.
In the preference segment, Jamaica Public Service 7% rose $5.40 to finish at $48 with a transfer of 2 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Falling stocks crush risers

Stocks closed mostly lower on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Tuesday, with trading in 59 securities compared with 57 on Monday, resulting in prices of 16 stocks rising, 27 declining and 16 ending unchanged, following a sharp pullback in the volume of stocks traded, with a decline of 82 percent with the value 53 percent lower than on Monday.
The market closed with 31,493,482 shares being traded for $262,090,658 down sharply from 176,820,638 units at $563,186,691 on Monday.
Trading averaged 533,788 shares at $4,442,215 compared to 3,102,116 units at $9,880,468 on Monday and month to date, an average of 482,643 units at $2,349,743 compared to 477,055 units at $2,121,121 on the previous day and April that closed with an average of 680,802 units at $3,619,595.
JMMB Group 7.25% preference share due 2024 led trading with 17.0 million shares for 54 percent of total volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 7.6 million units for 24.1 percent of the day’s trade, Massy Holdings with 1.40 million stocks for 4.4 percent market share and Transjamaican Highway with 1.17 million units for 3.7 percent of total volume.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 3,652.53 points to end at 352,843.23, the JSE Main Index declined 3,035.29 points to 316,244.88 and the JSE Financial Index skidded 0.97 points to settle at 67.16.
The Main Market ended trading with an average PE Ratio of 12.5. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are based on the last traded prices and earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending around August 2025.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, AS Bryden sank $4.42 to finish at $34 in switching ownership of 60 shares, Barita Investments skidded 99 cents and ended at $70.04, with 35,146 stock units crossing the market, Berger Paints dropped $1.70 to $7 in trading 51,255 units. Caribbean Cement dropped $1.90 to close at $63 after an exchange of 12,887 stocks, First Rock Real Estate popped $1.50 in closing at $9.80 with investors swapping 2,056 shares, General Accident climbed 68 cents to end at $7.32, with 5,404 units crossing the market. GraceKennedy rose $2 to $76 as investors exchanged 231,553 stocks, Jamaica Broilers fell 55 cents to end at $30.50, with an exchange of 57,823 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rallied 93 cents in closing at $11.26 with investors dealing in 167,533 shares. JMMB Group declined 65 cents and ended at $23.60 after 234,719 stocks crossed the exchange, Kingston Properties increased 67 cents to finish at $7.80 with traders dealing in 3,026 units, Kingston Wharves shed 50 cents to close at $25.40 with 3,933 stock units clearing the market. Lasco Distributors gained 36 cents to end at $5.45 with a transfer of 15,214 shares, Margaritaville dipped 92 cents to end at $14.08 after 13,196 stock units passed through the market, NCB Financial slipped $3 in closing at $61.50, with 154,649 stocks changing hands. Pan Jamaica lost $1.69 and ended at $45.31 after a transfer of 1,000 units, Proven Investments advanced $1 to finish at $21 in trading 473 shares, Sagicor Group dipped 90 cents to close at $40 in an exchange of 78,504 stocks. Seprod rose $2.97 to $78.99 with investors trading 284,751 units, Stanley Motta gained 68 cents to finish at $7.26 after an exchange of one stock unit and Sygnus Credit Investments sank 30 cents and ended at $10.50 with investors transferring 117,075 shares.
In the preference segment, Jamaica Public Service 7% shed $5.40 to close at $42.60 in an exchange of 295 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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