Main market falters in Friday’s trades

Market activity ended on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 33 percent and the value nosediving 48 percent from Thursday’s activity as rising stocks exceeded those declining by a moderate margin.
The All Jamaican Composite Index lost 1,581.75 points to settle at 449,770.77, the JSE Main Index slipped by 707.68 points to 391,898.55 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.43 points to settle at 93.72. Trading ended with 58 securities compared to 51 on Thursday, with 25 rising, 22 declining and 11 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are computed based on ICInsider.com’s forecasted earnings for companies with financial years ending up to the close of August 2023.
A total of 6,597,987 shares were exchanged for $64,884,016 versus 9,880,109 units at $124,533,581 on Thursday. Trading averages 113,758 units at $1,118,690, compared to 193,728 shares at $2,441,835 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 229,769 units at $4,160,020 compared to 238,407 units at $4,385,460 on the previous trading day. April closed with an average of 532,209 units at $5,709,319.
Wigton Windfarm
led trading with 1.89 million shares for 28.6 percent of total volume, followed by QWI Investments with 1.07 million units for 16.2 percent of the day’s trade and Pulse Investments with 885,391 units for 13.4 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement dropped $1 to $62 trading 23,340 shares, Carreras declined 64 cents to close at $9.30 after 129,765 units were traded, Eppley lost 85 cents in ending at $49.50 after exchanging 581 stocks. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund popped $4.27 in closing at $47.27 after an exchange of 25 stock units, GraceKennedy fell 81 cents to end at $109.99, with 14,815 units crossing the market, Guardian Holdings gained $6 to end at $530 after exchanging 56 shares. Jamaica Broilers shed $1.40 in closing at $27.10 after 3,829 stock units cleared the market, Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped 53 cents to close at $20 in trading 8,351 stocks, Key Insurance rose 30 cents to close at $4.28 with the swapping of 3,096 stocks. Margaritaville climbed $2 to $23 in switching ownership of 25 units, Mayberry Investments shed 74 cents to close at $10.26 while exchanging 9,664 shares,Mayberry Jamaican Equities fell $1 in ending at $14, with 68,279 stock units crossing the market. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy advanced $1.70 to $110.70 trading five units, NCB Financial lost 85 cents to end at $109.15, with 22,849 shares crossing the exchange, Palace Amusement increased $85 in closing at $1040 with an exchange of one stock unit. PanJam Investment rallied $4 to close at $66.50 in exchanging 5,567 stocks, Portland JSX declined $2 in closing at $8.60, with 20,000 stock units changing hands, Scotia Group declined $1.14 in ending at $35.80, with 701,451 stocks crossing the exchange. Seprod gained 49 cents to close at $71.99 in switching ownership of 25,036 shares, Supreme Ventures advanced $1 to end at $30 with an exchange of 43,555 units, Sygnus Credit Investments fell 32 cents in closing at $16.20, with 110,180 shares crossing the market and Wisynco Group rallied $1.48 to $21.48 in an exchange of 95,131 stocks.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.50% preference share increased 33 cents to close at $8.40, with 101 stock units clearing the market and Jamaica Public Service 9.5% dropped $100 in ending at $3000, with 108 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

More slippage for JSE USD stocks

Trading on Friday ended with the volume of stocks traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market jumping 117 percent with a moderate increase in the value compared to Thursday, resulting in eight securities trading, compared to 11 on Thursday with three rising, one declining and four ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index slipped 1.05 points to end at 209.96.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.2. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with the financial year ending up to August 2023.
A total of 557,891 shares were traded for US$51,094 versus 257,178 units at US$48,070 on Thursday. Trading averaged 69,736 units at US$6,387, compared to 23,380 shares at US$4,370 on Thursday, with a month to date average of 43,590 shares at US$3,011 versus 42,005 units at US$2,806 on the previous day. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share rallied 0.04 of a cent to close at 7.94 US cents after exchanging 124 shares, Margaritaville remained at 15 US cents with an exchange of 38 units, Productive Business Solutions finished at 98 US cents while exchanging 1,730 stock units. Proven Investments gained 0.25 of one cent in closing at 26.75 US cents after exchanging 108,122 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share declined 0.49 of a cent to 12.5 US cents with 147,875 stock units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway ended unchanged at 1 US cent in an exchange of 300,000 shares.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 5.75% climbed 29.3 cents to close at US$2.323 with the swapping of one share and JMMB Group 6% remained at US$1.10 trading just one share.

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

JSE USD market in 6% dive

Some 208 percent more funds entered the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Thursday over Wednesday and led to the volume of stocks traded rising 77 percent from that on the previous day, resulting in 11 securities changing hands, compared to eight on Wednesday with four rising, three declining and four ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index dropped 11.85 points, or 5.6 percent, to 211.01.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.2. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
A total of 257,178 shares traded for US$48,070, up from 145,513 units at US$15,594 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 23,380 units at US$4,370, compared to 18,189 shares at US$1,949 on Wednesday, with a month to date average of 42,005 shares at US$2,806 versus 43,699 units at US$2,664 on the previous day. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows none ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share shed 0.04 of a cent to end at 7.9 US cents in trading 42 shares, Margaritaville ended unchanged at 15 US cents, with 12 stocks clearing the market, Productive Business Solutions declined 20 cents to 98 US cents in exchanging 1,002 units. Proven Investments advanced 0.05 of one cent in closing at 26.5 US cents with 148,102 stock units changing hands, Sterling Investments climbed 0.16 of a cent to close at 2.16 US cents an exchange of 2,165 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share increased 0.59 of a cent to 12.99 US cents after exchanging 43 shares. Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share finished at 12.5 US cents after trading 2,293 units and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.02 of a cent to 1 US cent after 100,000 stocks changed hands.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share remained at US$1.70 in an exchange of 117 stocks, JMMB Group 5.75% popped 2 cents to US$2.03, with 3,400 shares crossing the market and JMMB Group 6% finished at US$1.10 with two units crossing the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Bounce for JSE main market

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Market activity ended on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 19 percent and the value diving 63 percent lower than on Wednesday, leading to declining stocks outstripping rising ones.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,595.11 points to 451,352.52, the JSE Main Index popped 1,037.82 points to 392,606.23 and the JSE Financial Index inched 0.72 points higher to 94.15.
Trading ended with 51 securities compared to 53 on Wednesday, with 20 rising, 25 declining and six ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 14.9. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are computed based on ICInsider.com’s forecasted earnings for companies with financial years ending up to the close of August 2023.
Overall, 9,880,109 shares were traded for $124,533,581 versus 12,251,051 units at $339,534,037 on Wednesday. Trading averages 193,728 units at $2,441,835, compared to 231,152 shares at $6,406,303 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 238,407 units at $4,386,460, compared to 241,537 units at $4,522,691 on the previous trading day. April closed with an average of 532,209 units at $5,709,319.
QWI Investments led trading with 1.65 million shares for 16.7 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm, with 993,729 units for 10.1 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 957,413 units for 9.7 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments advanced 70 cents in ending at $90, trading 305,102 shares, Caribbean Cement popped $1.50 in closing at $63 while exchanging 29,073 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined $7 to $43 after 648 stocks changed hands. GraceKennedy climbed $3.27 to end at $110.80 after 165,524 units were exchanged, Guardian Holdings rallied $9 to $524 in an exchange of one stock unit, JMMB Group lost 53 cents in closing at $45.50, with 205,307 shares crossing the market. Kingston Wharves shed 79 cents to end at $38.20 after finishing trading 1,140 stocks, Massy Holdings dropped $2.50 to close at $90 after exchanging 110,208 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy gained $13.99 to $109 with the swapping of 66 stocks. PanJam Investment rose 50 cents to $62.50 after exchanging 42,524 stock units, Proven Investments gained 50 cents in ending at $38.50, with 114,273 units crossing the market, Sagicor Group fell 50 cents to $54.50 while trading 8,291 shares.  Salada Foods gained 44 cents in closing at $6 with an exchange of 70 shares, Scotia Group increased $1.69 to end at $36.94 in switching ownership of 116,990 stock units, Seprod declined 48 cents to $71.50 in exchanging 7,509 stocks. Stanley Motta rallied 46 cents to end at $5.50, with 22,900 units crossing the exchange, Supreme Ventures dropped $1 to $29, with 129,116 units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 37 cents to close at $16.52 while exchanging 20,767 stocks and Wisynco Group shed $2.50 in ending at $20 and trading 374,190 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Sellers pressure JSE Main Market stocks

Stocks mostly dropped in prices at the end of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 26 percent from that on Tuesday, with a slightly higher value.  
The All Jamaican Composite Index sank 5,169.29 points to 449,757.41, the JSE Main Index dropped 4,912.09  points to close at 391,568.41 and the JSE Financial Index dipped 0.48 points to settle at 93.43. Trading ended with 53 securities down from 57 on Tuesday, with ten rising, 30 declining and 13 ending unchanged.
Overall, 12,251,051 shares were exchanged for $339,534,037 versus 16,623,237 units at $309,172,008 on Tuesday.
Trading averages 231,152 units at $6,406,303, compared to 291,636 shares at $5,424,070 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 241,868 units at $4,528,727, compared to 242,352 units at $4,374,792 on the previous trading day. The trade for April averaged 532,209 units at $5,709,319.
Eppley Caribbean Property Fund led trading with 2.46 million shares for 20.1 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 1.78 million units for 14.5 percent of the day’s trade. Transjamaican Highway ended with 1.77 million units for 14.4 percent market share and Massy Holdings with 1.01 million units for 8.2 percent of traded shares.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.2. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are computed based on ICInsider.com’s forecasted earnings for companies with financial years ending up to the close of August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments fell 60 cents to $89.30 with the swapping of 4,861 shares, Caribbean Cement dropped $3.30 to close at $61.50, trading 89,747 stocks, Caribbean Producers shed 34 cents in closing at $15.10, with 268,718 stock units crossing the exchange. Eppley increased $2.39 to $50.39, with 55 units changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rallied $9.47 to end at $50 after trading 2,459,396 stocks, GraceKennedy lost $1.47 to $107.53 after an exchange of 246,477 units. Jamaica Producers declined $1.48 to close at $21.62 in an exchange of 38,080 shares, Kingston Properties shed 30 cents to end at $8 with an exchange of 107,215 stock units, Massy Holdings dropped $1.50 in closing at $92.50 while exchanging 1,005,358 stocks. Mayberry Jamaican Equities fell 52 cents to end at $15 in switching ownership of 42,288 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy lost $13.99 to end at $95.01 in trading 35 stock units, NCB Financial advanced $1.04 to $110.15, exchanging 70,666 shares. PanJam Investment declined $4 after ending at $62, with 67,228 stocks crossing the market, Stanley Motta shed 46 cents in closing at $5.04 after exchanging 195 units and Supreme Ventures dropped $1.50 to close at $30 after finishing trading of 428,090 stock units.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.50% preference share climbed $1.05 to end at $8.07 after trading 122,233 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Low keyed trading for JSE USD market

Trading remained low keyed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 61 percent, with an 8 percent lower value than on Tuesday, and ended, with eight securities trading, against 10 on Tuesday with three rising, two declining and three ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index slipped 0.32 points to end at 223.86. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.3. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between September 2022 and August 2023.
Overall, 145,513 shares traded for US$15,594 compared to 368,735 units at US$16,968 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 18,189 units at US$1,949, compared to 36,874 shares at US$1,697 on Tuesday, with a month to date average of 43,699 shares at US$2,664 versus 45,504 units at US$2,714 on the previous day. Tuesday. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling price and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share rallied 0.04 of a cent to 7.94 US cents, with 9,698 shares crossing the exchange, Margaritaville remained at 15 US cents in an exchange of 58 stock units, Productive Business Solutions popped 1 cent to end at US$1.18 after exchanging one stock. Proven Investments finished at 26.45 US cents trading 1,527 stocks, Sterling Investments ended at 2 US cents with the swapping of 40,399 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share fell 0.59 of a cent to 12.4 US cents, with 81,861 shares clearing the market and Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share dropped 2.14 cents to 12.5 US cents while exchanging 10,000 units.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% climbed 0.23 of one cent in closing at US$1.10 after 1,969 stock units changed hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Many more stocks rose than fell Tuesday

More than 56 percent of stocks trading on Tuesday rose, beating out those declining by a wide margin, but did not prevent the market indices from slipping at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with the volume of stocks traded rising 19 percent and the value up 37 percent over Monday.
Trading ended with 57 securities compared to 56 on Monday, with 32 rising, 20 declining and five ending unchanged.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 1,610.72 points to 454,926.70, the JSE Main Index 1,340.20 points to close at 396,480.50 and the JSE Financial Index fell 0.81 points to  93.91.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are computed using earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com’s for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
Overall, 16,623,237 shares were exchanged for $309,172,008 versus 13,950,999 units at $225,110,985 on Monday. Trading averages 291,636 units at $5,424,070, compared to 249,125 shares at $4,019,839 on Monday and month to date, an average of 242,711 units at $4,381,084, compared to 238,191 units at $4,284,731 on the previous trading day. April closed with an average of 532,209 units at $5,709,319.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 3.38 million shares for 20.3 percent of total volume, followed by JMMB Group with 2.86 million units for 17.2 percent of the day’s trade, Transjamaican Highway traded 1.58 million units for 9.5 percent of market share. Sagicor Group chipped in with 1.32 million units for 7.9 percent market, Wigton Windfarm with 1.24 million units for 7.5 percent share and Carreras with 1.09 million units for 6.5 percent of the day’s trade.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose 86 cents to $89.90 after exchanging 22,699 shares, Caribbean Cement fell $2.20 to close at $64.80 after trading 102,605 stocks, Caribbean Producers shed $1.53 to $15.44, with an exchange of 332,609 stock units. Eppley advanced $2.10 to end at $48, trading 1,874 units, GraceKennedy popped 50 cents in closing at $109, with 128,518 shares changing hands, Guardian Holdings gained $2.50 to close at $515 with the swapping of 19,135 units. Jamaica Broilers climbed 60 cents to $28.40 in trading 14,231 stocks, Jamaica Producers gained 50 cents to $23.10 after exchanging 34,059 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange declined $1.30 to $20.70, with 131,470 stock units crossing the market. JMMB Group dropped $2 to end at $46 in an exchange of 2,858,891 shares, Kingston Properties lost 38 cents at $8.30 in switching ownership of 16,369 units, Kingston Wharves declined 40 cents in closing at $39.05, with 1,152 stocks clearing the market. Massy Holdings fell $2.50 to $94 with an exchange of 3,851 shares, Mayberry Investments shed $1.30 to close at $11.50, with 590,935 stocks changing hands, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy rallied $13.99 to end at $109 while exchanging 34 stock units. NCB Financial lost $2.15 in closing at $109.11 after 27,271 units crossed the market, Palace Amusement dropped $164.02 to $955 in exchanging 764 units, PanJam Investment fell 50 cents to  $66 after an exchange of 24,981 stock units. Sagicor Group shed 70 cents to end at $55 in switching ownership of 1,316,087 stocks, Seprod increased 51 cents to $72 while exchanging 8,283 shares and Supreme Ventures rallied $2.20 in closing at $31.50 after trading 156,869 shares.

Sygnus Real Estate Finance lost $1.70 to $15.10 after 5,150 units changed hands and Wisynco Group declined 45 cents to $22.50 in trading 654,361 stocks.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.50% preference share popped 82 cents to end at $7.02 with the swapping of 44 stock units, Jamaica Public Service 9.5% advanced $500 to close at $3100 in trading 50 shares and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share gained $5.99 to $114.24 in an exchange of 6 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Rising stocks edged out losers

At the close of trading on Tuesday, the volume of stocks exchanged rose 50 percent as the value fell 69 percent from Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in more stocks rising than falling.
Compared to nine on Monday, ten securities were traded, with three rising, two declining and five ending unchanged. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 1.12 points to end at 223.18.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.4. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
Overall, 368,735 shares traded for US$16,968 versus 246,032 units at US$54,963 on Monday. Trading averaged 36,874 units at US$1,697, compared to 27,337 shares at US$6,107 on Monday, with month to date average of 45,504 shares at US$2,714 versus 46,342 units at US$2,813 on the previous day. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share ended unchanged at 7.9 US cents in an exchange of 21 shares, Margaritaville finished at 15 US cents trading 62 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy fell 6 cents to US$1.20 with 150 stock units clearing the market. Productive Business Solutions dropped 1 cent to US$1.17 with just one stock crossing the market, Proven Investments remained at 26.45 US cents after exchanging 12,853 stock units, Sterling Investments finished at 2 US cents, with 91,834 units changing hands. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share rose 0.34 of one cent to 12.99 US cents trading 61,361 stocks and Transjamaican Highway ended at 1.02 US cents with an exchange of 200,940 shares.
In the preference segmentEppley 6% preference share rallied 16.7 cents in closing at US$1.127, with 1,509 stock units crossing the exchange and JMMB Group 6% popped 7.77 cents after ending at US$1.0977 in switching ownership of 4 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

No gains for JSE USD market on Monday

There were no stock recording gains at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Monday after the volume of stocks traded fell 19 percent, with a marginally lower value than on Friday.
A total of nine securities were traded, down from 11 on Friday. No stock recorded gains, five declined and four ended unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index fell 3.29 points to end at 224.30. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.4. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between August this year to August 2023.
Overall, 246,032 shares traded, for US$54,963 compared to 302,622 units at US$59,279 on Friday.
Trading averaged 27,337 units at US$6,107, compared to 27,511 shares at US$5,389 on Friday, with month to date average of 46,342 shares at US$2,813 versus 48,162 units at US$2,498 on the previous day. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share finished at 7.9 US cents after trading 1,763 shares, Margaritaville ended at 15 US cents, with ten stock units clearing the market and Productive Business Solutions remained at US$1.18 with an exchange of 57 stocks. Proven Investments fell 0.35 of a cent to close at 26.45 US cents after 159,603 units crossed the market, Sterling Investments shed 0.24 of one cent to end at 2 US cents in exchanging 37,600 units, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share declined 0.3 of a cent to 12.65 US cents with 33,609 stock units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway lost 0.04 of one cent in closing at 1.02 US cents after trading 5,400 shares.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share dropped 27 cents after ending at US$1.70 after trading 116 stock units and JMMB Group 6% remained at US$1.02 after exchanging 7,874 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE stocks retreat on Monday

Stocks ended trading on Monday, with prices softening as the volume exchanged climbed 45 percent and the value rose 150 percent over Friday’s trade on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market as the market indices plunged at the close after Mayberry Investment traded at a record high of $14.15 and Proven Investment posted at 52 weeks’ high of $39.
The All Jamaican Composite Index lost 5,145.63 points to close at 456,537.42, the JSE Main Index and the JSE Financial Index dipped 0.68 points to settle at 94.72.
A total of 56 securities traded up from 54 on Friday, with 23 rising, 29 declining and four ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are computed based on ICInsider.com’s forecasted earnings for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
Overall, 13,950,999 shares were exchanged for $225,110,985 versus 9,627,205 units at $89,895,589 on Friday. Trading averages 249,125 units at $4,019,839, compared to 178,282 shares at $1,664,733 on Friday and month to date, an average of 237,807 units at $4,278,04, compared to 236,679 units at $4,303,740 on the previous trading day. April closed with an average of 532,209 units at $5,709,319.
JMMB Group led trading with 1.82 million shares for 13 percent of total volume, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 1.60 million units for 11.5 percent of the day’s trade, Sagicor Select Financial Fund ended with 1.29 million units for 9.3 percent of market share, after the price hit a 52 weeks’ intraday low of 40 cents. Wigton Windfarm traded 1.16 million units for 8.3 percent market share and Sterling Investments, 1.06 million units for 7.6 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments shed 86 cents to close at $89.04 in trading 26,551 shares, Caribbean Cement rose $6 to $67 after exchanging 222,528 stock units, Caribbean Producers lost 73 cents in closing at $16.97 after exchanging 191,544 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $6.98 to $40.52, with 650 stocks clearing the market, First Rock Capital fell 90 cents to $12.30, with 13,407 stock units crossing the market, GraceKennedy gained $1 to end at $108.50 with the swapping of 88,096 stocks. Guardian Holdings dropped $17.50 to $512.50, with400 units crossing the market, Jamaica Broilers lost 90 cents to close at $27.80 after trading 16,947 shares, Jamaica Producers declined 50 cents in closing at $22.60, with 13,939 stocks changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped $1.98 in ending at $22 in an exchange of 21,406 units, JMMB Group advanced $1 to close at $48 with 1,815,612 shares changing hands, Margaritaville fell $2.50 to $21 while exchanging 1,000 stock units. Massy Holdings climbed 50 cents in closing at $96.50 in swapping ownership of 49,892 units, Mayberry Investments popped $1.78 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $12.80 in switching ownership of 806,030 stock units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained 52 cents in ending at $15.51 after trading 34,368 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy shed $12.25 to end at $95.01 after two shares crossed the exchange, NCB Financial declined $3.74 to $111.26 in trading 18,616 shares, PanJam Investment rallied 49 cents to end at $66.50 after exchanging 10,934 units. Portland JSX gained $2.05 to $10.70, with 44 stocks crossing the market, Sagicor Group shed $2.29 to close at $55.70 while exchanging 345,058 stock units, Salada Foods dipped 34 cents in closing at $5.65, with 36,336 units clearing the market. Seprod lost 36 cents to end at $71.49 with an exchange of 284,297 stocks, Supreme Ventures fell $2.65 in ending at $29.30 after exchanging 731,793 stock units, Victoria Mutual Investments fell 34 cents to close at $5.75, trading 486,693 shares and Wisynco Group advanced 82 cents to $22.95 with an exchange of 188,824 shares.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.25% preference share shed $2.49 in ending at $20.01 after exchanging 200 units, Eppley 7.50% preference share dropped $1.22 to end at $6.20, with 4,102 stock units changing hands and Eppley 7.75% preference share lost 39 cents in closing at $20 trading 5,619 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.