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.

An avalanche of falling stocks in Trinidad

Market activity ended on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 33 percent, with the value down sharply by 81 percent compared to Monday.
As the case on Monday, 22 securities traded on Tuesday, with six rising, 12 declining and four remaining unchanged as two stocks traded at 52 weeks’ lows. The Composite Index fell 7.46 points to 1,419.74, the All T&T Index dipped 10.03 points to 2,050.76 and the Cross-Listed Index lost 0.66 points to settle at 104.24.
A total of 421,104 shares traded for $5,235,115 compared to 623,867 units at $28,183,997 on Monday.
An average of 19,141 units traded at $238,869, down from 28,358 shares at $1,281,091 on Monday, with trading month to date averaging 40,316 units at $471,712 versus 51,687 units at $378,356 on the previous trading day. Trading in April averaged 43,127 units at $458,871.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Angostura Holdings rallied 88 cents to end at $22.89 in trading 358 shares, Ansa McAl declined $1.45 to close at $55.55 after exchanging 500 units, Ansa Merchant Bank ended at $45, with 21 stock units crossing the market. Calypso Macro Investment Fund advanced 2 cents in closing at $18.52 while exchanging ten stocks, Clico Investment Fund dropped 28 cents to $30.48, with an exchange of 3,784 stocks, Endeavour Holdings shed 49 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $7.01 trading 800 stock units. First Citizens Group climbed 6 cents to close at $52.06 after 2,210 shares changed hands, FirstCaribbean International Bank fell 5 cents to $5.40, with 642 units crossing the exchange, GraceKennedy lost 1 cent in closing at $5.98 after trading 284 units. Guardian Holdings declined 50 cents to $27.50 and ended with 210 stock units trading, JMMB Group lost 7 cents to $2.53, with 16,221 stocks clearing the market, Massy Holdings rose 3 cents to $5.19 after 36,344 shares crossed the market. National Enterprises popped 5 cents to close at $3 in an exchange of 195,680 stock units, National Flour Mills fell 20 cents in closing at $1.60 with the swapping of 28,834 units, and NCB Financial Group shed 4 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $6 in exchanging 65,038 shares. Point Lisas dropped 10 cents to $3.05, with 1,984 stocks changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings dipped 1 cent to $140 in switching ownership of 10,277 units, Scotiabank remained at $78 in exchanging 20,761 shares. Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained 54 cents to end at $20.74 with the swapping of 13,400 stocks, Trinidad Cement finished at $3.60, after 3,000 stock units changed hands, Unilever Caribbean shed 5 cents in closing at $16.50, with 15,733 stocks clearing the market and West Indian Tobacco remained at $23.50 after exchanging 5,013 stock 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

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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.

Prices mostly fall on TTSE on Monday

Stocks mostly tumbled on Monday on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange as investors pumped 344 percent more funds into the market than on Friday, leading to an 18 percent decline in the volume of stocks >trading and a drop in the majority of stocks prices, with a mere hand full rising.
At the close, 22 securities traded, similar to trading on Friday, with five stocks rising, 13 declining and four remaining unchanged. The Composite Index dropped 4.49 points to 1,427.20, the All T&T Index fell 7.17 points to 2,060.79 and the Cross-Listed Index lost 0.23 points to settle at 104.90.
A total of 623,867 shares traded for $28,183,997 versus 759,312 units at $6,354,523 on Friday. An average of 28,358 units traded at $1,281,091 compared to 34,514 shares at $288,842 on the prior trading day. Trading month to date averages 51,687 units at $378,356 versus 44,350 units at $398,396. The average trade for April amounts to 43,127 units at $458,871.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s rallied 75 cents to $48 after trading 8,980 shares, Angostura Holdings lost 89 cents in ending at $22.01, with 769 units crossing the market, Ansa McAl fell 60 cents to $57 in an exchange of 391,564 stock units. Calypso Macro Investment Fund shed $1.10 in closing at $18.50, trading 40 stocks, CinemaOne rose 21 cents to close at $2 with 101 units changing hands, Clico Investment Fund advanced 26 cents to end at $30.76 with the swapping of 95,853 stock units. First Citizens Group finished at $52, with 2,251 stocks clearing the market, GraceKennedy slipped 1 cent in closing at $5.99 after exchanging 775 shares, Guardian Holdings climbed $1 to close at $28 in exchanging 125 stock units. Guardian Media declined 5 cents to $3.10 after 3,886 stocks crossed the exchange, Massy Holdings fell 2 cents to $5.16 in an exchange of 16,426 units, National Enterprises dipped 5 cents in ending at $2.95 with an exchange of 50,520 shares. National Flour Mills remained at $1.80, with 46 stock units changing hands,  NCB Financial Group dipped 1 cent in closing at $6.04 while exchanging 200 stocks and One Caribbean Media declined 18 cents to end at $4 after 832 units crossed the market. Point Lisas ended unchanged at $3.15 in switching ownership of 50 shares, Republic Financial Holdings popped 1 cent to close at $140.01 after exchanging 8,498 shares, Scotiabank lost $3 in ending at $78 after exchanging 4,289 stock units. Trinidad & Tobago NGL shed 80 cents in closing at $20.20, with 13,487 units changing hands, Trinidad Cement finished at $3.60, with 8,477 stocks crossing the market, Unilever Caribbean lost $1.84 in closing at $16.55 after exchanging 16,672 stocks and West Indian Tobacco declined 50 cents to end at $23.50, with 26 units crossing the exchange.

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

72% gains for ICTOP10 winner

Stationery and Office Supplies (SOS) is up 72 percent in 2022 and is heading to more than $20 with projected earnings of $1.25 for the year. SOS made the ICTOP15 list in January at 12 spot to produce a 200 percent gain for the year. It came into TOP10 in the week ending January 21, in the 6th spot and exited the TOP10 on the week ending April 22.

Stationery & Office Supplies hit a record high on Friday.

Stationery & Office Supplies – Montego Bay office.

Over the past two weeks, company results have been coming out fast and furious, with many posting solid increased profits over the first quarter of 2021, as the economy continues to recover and cost savings also takes hold to help lift profits to record levels in many cases.
One company to benefit from improved results for the first quarter results to March is SOS, with revenues rising 37 percent to $427 million and profits surging 344 percent to $81 million before gains from the sale of a property, investors belated warmed to the stock pushing it to a 52 week’s high of $11.02 and out of ICTOP10. Based on the results, ICInsider.com upgraded earnings from $1.10 to $1.25. Investors in the stock can look for a possible stock split this year if the price rises.
It is well worth noting that the Junior Market peaked at 4,669.78 points at the market opening on May 10 and pulled back to 4,444.25 on Friday as new quarterly results tempered investors in some overvalued stocks that have started to adjust downwards as reality sets in. Among them is Fesco, which was selling at a PE of 50 times the current year’s earnings. There seem to be more painful adjustments to come for investors in this stock. MailPac also suffered a reversal in price after the first quarter results disappointed investors, with lower revenues and earnings.
It is not unusual for investors to take a break after mid-May each year, with most results released and return in late June or early July just ahead of the new earnings season for the half year. Against this background, trading could move sideways for a month or two, but the Lasco companies, Access and Medical Disposables could light up the market when they release results in a few weeks.

Berger Paints annual report had good news for investors to digest.

In the Main Market, Jamaica Stock Exchange was added to the ICTOP10 recently but slipped out last week and reported solid results for the March quarter, with profit jumping 84 percent after revenues rose 37 percent. The projected earnings were downgraded to $1.30 from $3, leaving the stock just about appropriately valued. Berger Paints came out with solid earnings, resulting in our projection being upgraded from $1.70 to $2.35, helped by a sharp cut in other operating expenses from $160 million in 2021 to $117 million and now heads the Main Market TOP10 list.
Elite Diagnostic gained 3 percent for the week at $4, but the promise that the company showed when it was listed has started to show again, with revenues in the third quarter rising 24 percent to $161 million and profit surging to $28 million from $4.4 million in 2021. Based on the results, earnings for the current year ending in June are projected at 24 cents and 55 cents for the 2022/23 fiscal year.
Former ICTOP10 listing, Tropical Battery earnings were downgraded to 18 cents per share for this year, following the release of March half year results.
Access Financial jumped 22 percent last week, and is down 16 percent this past week at $21.50, and attracted more buying interest as the release of year results approaches. tTech tumbled 8 percent during the week and AMG Packaging 7 percent. Caribbean Assurance Brokers was the only stock with any meaningful gain, with a rise of 6 percent.
This week, there was no change to ICInsider.com TOP10 Main Market listings, but the Junior Market has two, with Lasco Distributors just slipping out. Jetcon Corporation suffered a big price decline during the week to close at $1.35 to reenter the list. tTech earnings were revised down to 25 cents after the company posted flat sales in the first quarter and a small loss and fell out of the top listing to be replaced by Dolphin Cove is poised to grow much more this year as improving tourism traffic that April numbers show is virtually back to normal provide a big boost to future earnings.
Investors should be on the lookout for companies with March year end that have not yet reported earnings. Amongst the grouping are the three Lasco companies that could get price moving punch from the results. Watch also Access and Medical Disposables sitting on the TOP of the list, with the company said to be generating profit from the acquisition of Cornwall Enterprises, well ahead of the two year target. ICInsider.com earnings projections of 70 cents per share for the 2022 fiscal year assume that earnings would include profit from the subsidiary and should result in a big jump in the stock toward $14.
The primary mover in the main market was Caribbean Cement that fell 12 percent to $61 as buying interest in the stock remains low, even as the first quarter results suggest the stock is highly undervalued, no other stock had any serious change.
The average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 ends the week at 6.2, well below the market average of 15.3, while the Junior Market PE for the Top 10 sits at 6.3 versus the market at 13.9. The Junior Market TOP10 is projected to gain an average of 226 percent by May 2023 and the Main Market 215 percent.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners, accordingly, the list may or may not include the best companies in the market. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings to highlight winners from the rest, allowing investors to focus on potential winning stocks and helping to remove emotional attachments to stocks that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023 and are ranked in order of potential gains, based on the possible increase for each company, considering the earnings and PE ratios for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and result in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

Persons who compiled this report may have an interest in securities commented on in this report.

JSE Main Market rises

Market activity ended on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 53 percent and the value dropping 82 percent lower than on Thursday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks exceeded those falling.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rallied 2,855.20 points to close at 461,683.05, the JSE Main Index rose 2,101.59 points to 402,589.33 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.90 points to settle at 95.40.
Trading ended with 54 securities down from 57 on Thursday, with 24 rising, 21 declining and nine ending unchanged. Caribbean Cement closed trading at a 52 weeks’ low of $60 and Key Insurance traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ low of $3.81, while Mayberry Investments closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $11.02.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.4. 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, 9,627,205 shares were exchanged for $89,895,589 down from 20,316,947 units at $488,632,009 on Thursday. Trading averages 178,282 units at $1,664,733, compared to 356,438 shares at $8,572,491 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 228,535 units at $4,080,209, compared to 242,886 units at $4,584,264 on the previous trading day. April closed with an average of 532,209 units at $5,709,319.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 3.52 million shares for 36.5 percent of total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 1.37 million units for 14.3 percent of the day’s trade and Mayberry Investments with 679,319 units for 7.1 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments popped 55 cents to close at $89.90 with an exchange of 4,192 shares, Berger Paints advanced $1.09, in closing at $12.29 in an exchange of  6,706 stocks, Caribbean Cement lost $2.99 to end at $61, with 153,079 units crossing the exchange. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund gained $5.20 in ending at $47.50, with 15 stock units changing hands, First Rock Capital rose 80 cents to $13.20 after trading 21,749 stocks, GraceKennedy dropped $3 to $107.50 with 182,889 stock units changing hands. Guardian Holdings climbed $15 in ending at $530, with 1,095 shares crossing the market, JMMB Group rose $1 to close at $47 after 139,940 units changed hands, Massy Holdings fell $1 in closing at $96 while exchanging 17,368 shares. Mayberry Investments rallied $2.22 to end at $11.02 in trading 679,319 stocks, Mayberry Jamaican Equities shed 53 cents to end at $14.99, with 10,394 units clearing the market, 138 Student Living popped 60 cents to $5 after exchanging one stock unit. Palace Amusement advanced $169.02 to $1119.02 in trading five stocks, PanJam Investment declined 99 cents to $66.01 in trading 7,276 shares, Proven Investments increased $1.28 to close at $37.78 with the swapping of 22,311 stock units. Sagicor Group gained $2.99 to end at $57.99 in switching ownership of 118,389 units, Salada Foods climbed 33 cents in ending at $5.99 after exchanging 3,457 shares, Scotia Group declined $1.73 to close at $35.11 after 54,533 stocks changed hands. Seprod lost 64 cents to close at $71.85, trading 2,767 units, Stanley Motta rose 37 cents to $5.40, with 2,000 stock units changing hands, Supreme Ventures rallied 95 cents to $31.95 in trading 64,951 stocks and Wisynco Group fell $1.27 to close at $22.13, with 374,662 units crossing the market.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.50% preference share climbed 80 cents to $7.42 in an exchange of 450 stock units and JMMB Group 7.25% preference share dropped 60 cents to $2.85 while exchanging 7,071 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Mixed trading results for TTSE

Market activity ended on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 80 percent and the value slipping 23 percent lower than on Thursday.
Twenty two securities were traded against 23 on Thursday, with stocks rising and declining, equally matched with six each and ten closed unchanged. The Composite Index fell 4.63 points to 1,431.69, the All T&T Index rallied 2.26 points to close at 2,067.96 and the Cross-Listed Index shed 1.68 points to end at 105.13.
A total of 759,312 shares traded for $6,354,525 versus 422,610 units at $8,223,639 on Thursday. An average of 34,514 units traded at $288,842 compared to 18,374 shares at $360,159 on the prior day, with trading month to date averaging 44,530 units at $398,396 versus 45,989 units at $414,357. The average trade for April amounts to 43,127 units at $458,871.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Angostura Holdings finished at $22.90 with an exchange of 128 shares, Ansa McAl remained at $57.60 after trading 2,781 stock units, Ansa Merchant Bank rallied $2.95 to close at $45 in an exchange of one unit. Calypso Macro Investment Fund rose $1.58 to $19.60, trading 1,800 units, CinemaOne shed 31 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.79 with the swapping of one stock unit, Clico Investment Fund ended unchanged at $30.50 while exchanging 4,247 stock units. First Citizens Group fell 20 cents to $52, after trading 8,209 shares, FirstCaribbean International Bank ended at $5.45, with 10,949 stocks changing hands, GraceKennedy popped 1 cent to close at $6 after exchanging 1,156 shares. Guardian Holdings declined $1 to $27 after 51 stock units crossed the market, Guardian Media dropped 5 cents in closing at $3.15, with five stocks changing hands, JMMB Group popped 5 cents to $2.60 in switching ownership of 120,950 units. Massy Holdings lost 3 cents to close at $5.18, with 34,731 shares crossing the exchange, National Enterprises remained at $3 trading 369,845 units, National Flour Mills finished at $1.80 in exchanging 27,800 stock units. NCB Financial Group lost 28 cents in closing at $6.05 after trading 25,384 stocks, Point Lisas ended at $3.15 in trading one share, Republic Financial Holdings remained at $140 with the swapping of 5,082 units. Scotiabank finished at $81, with 45 stocks crossing the market, Trinidad & Tobago NGL finished at $21 after exchanging 34,847 stock units, Unilever Caribbean jumped $2.19 to close at $18.39, with 48,605 shares changing hands and West Indian Tobacco advanced 5 cents to $24 while exchanging 62,694 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Equal rising and declining stocks

Trading ended on Thursday, with the volume of stocks jumping 1,156 percent and the value 82 percent more than on Wednesday, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in nine securities trading, compared to 10 on Wednesday with two rising, two declining and five unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index fell 1.00 points to 223.97.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.5. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
Overall, 566,691 shares traded for US$14,366, up from 45,127 units at US$7,903 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 62,966 units at US$1,596, compared to 4,513 shares at US$790 on Wednesday, with month to date average of 50,899 shares at US$2,115 versus 49,431 units at US$2,178 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 prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share lost 0.029 of a cent ending at 7.86 US cents after trading 89 shares, Margaritaville finished at 15 US cents, with 16 stock units crossing the market and Productive Business Solutions remained at US$1.18 in switching ownership of 1,132 stocks. Proven Investments ended at 25.99 US cents with 5,106 units changing hands, Sterling Investments rallied 0.15 cents to end at 2.25 US cents in trading 61,784 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share finished at 12.85 US cents with the swapping of 15,679 stocks. Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share advanced 1.8 cents to 13.8 US cents, with 300 stock units crossing the exchange and Transjamaican Highway ended at 1.06 US cents in exchanging 479,246 units.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% fell 8 cents to US$1.02 in trading 3,339 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.