Jamaican listing ignites Guardian price on TTSE

After languishing for a long time around the $20 region on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, Guardian Holdings’ shares started to rally with the announcement that the stock would relist in Jamaica. On Wednesday, after listing in Kingston, the price jumped more than 10 percent on Thursday to close up $3 to a 52 weeks’ high of  $29, in trading 6,921 shares.
Market activity ended on Thursday with the market rising after trading 57 percent fewer shares, carrying a lower value of 46 percent than Wednesday, resulting in 18 securities trading compared to 14 on Wednesday, with four stocks rising, four declining and ten ending unchanged. The Composite Index advanced 2.58 points to 1,335.49, the All T&T Index added 4.60 points to end at 1,792.81, and the Cross-Listed Index added 0.06 points to settle at 118.58.
At the close, 93,952 shares traded at $2,443,596, down from 225,060 units at $4,538,675 on Wednesday. An average of 5,220 units traded for the day at $135,755 compared to 16,076 at $324,191 on Wednesday. An average of 10,760 units traded at $185,001 for the month to date versus 13,13 units at $206,107. The average trade for April amounted to 11,472 units at $184,959.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with the bids higher than the last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s remained at $24.40 after trading 6,512 shares, Angostura Holdings traded unchanged at $15.50 with 50 stocks changing hands, Ansa McAL ended at $56.75 with 1,260 stock units clearing the market, Clico Investment Fund lost 5 cents to end at $25.10 in transferring 1,380 stocks. First Citizens Bank remained at $46.45 after trading 1,066 units, FirstCaribbean International Bank traded 110 stock units unchanged at $6.50, Guardian Media climbed 24 cents to $3.25 in exchanging 1,000 units, JMMB Group picked up 1 cent to settle at $1.81 in transferring 1,000 stocks, Massy Holdings traded 6,881 shares at $65.National Flour Mills lost 1 cent to close at $2.39, with 12,143 stocks changing hands, One Caribbean Media closed at $4.50 after trading 590 stock units, Point Lisas lost 5 cents to finish at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.95, with 30 units clearing the market. Republic Financial Holdings remained at $132.52 after 5,922 shares changed hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained 3 cents to close at $13.50 after exchanging 48,260 stock units, Scotiabank closed at $54.65 transferring 360 units. Unilever Caribbean slipped 1 cent to $16.3 after trading 267 shares and West Indian Tobacco remained at $32.98 after an exchange of 200 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

QWI Investments took 36% of trades

QWI Investments led trading with 36 percent of total volume for 5.21 million shares and traded as high as $1.09, following the posting of half year results showing a major about turn in the profit from a big loss of $576 million last year to a profit of $171 million for the half year, but the stock closed the day at $1 with a miniscule rise after 14,404,463 shares traded for $119,739,515 compared to 13,252,508 units at $91,030,300 on Tuesday.
In the private bond market, Guardian Holdings 2025 Bond traded 104,000 units at $101.28 each.
Guardian Holdings was relisted on the Main market of the Exchange but did not trade but closed with the bid at $669.52, well above the JS$586 it is listed at in Trinidad.
The market recorded more gains at the close on Wednesday after an exchange of 9 percent more shares with a 32 percent higher value than on Tuesday, leading the All Jamaican Composite Index to advance 985.41 points to 445,922.36, the Main Index rose 816.03 points to 405,873.26 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.11 points to settle at 99.45.
A total of 50 securities traded compared to 48 on Tuesday, with prices of 17 stocks rising, 20 declining and 13 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings, averages 16.2.
Wigton Windfarm was the second major trading stock with 11.5 percent for 1.65 million units, Mayberry Investments followed with 10.6 percent for 1.52 million units, Transjamaican Highway controlled 8.2 percent, with 1.18 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund ended with 7.9 percent after 1.14 million units change hands.
Trading averaged 288,089 units at $2,394,790, compared to an average of 276,094 shares at $1,896,465 on Tuesday. Month to date trading averages 434,530 units at $5,986,780, in contrast to 512,262 units at $7,972,309 on Tuesday. April averaged 234,200 units at $1,772,561.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has fifteen stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement declined $2 to $88 with 41,807 shares changing hands, Carreras gained 54 cents in closing at $9.69 after switching ownership of 33,186 shares, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose 76 cents to $40.76 with the transfer of 920 units. Grace Kennedy rose 50 cents to $88.50 in an exchange of 59,837 shares, Jamaica Broilers lost 20 cents to close at $30.80 in trading 9,151 stocks. Jamaica Producers shed $2.50 to end at $27.50 after clearing the market with 265,026 units, Mayberry Investments rose 95 cents to close at $6.20 with 1,522,489 shares changing hands. Mayberry Jamaican Equities ended 70 cents higher at $7.90 with the swapping of 2,700 stocks, NCB Financial slipped 50 cents to close at $138.50 after exchanging 70,300 shares, PanJam Investment advanced $1.25 to $62.25 with 23,397 stocks changing hands. Proven Investments shed 98 cents to close at $37.02 after exchanging 40,040 shares, Salada Foods gained 48 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $9.98 in switching ownership of 352,739 stock units. Scotia Group picked up 20 cents in closing at $42 after clearing the market with 670,305 shares, Seprod fell $2 to $78 in transferring 340,678 stock units, Supreme Ventures shed 45 cents to close at $17.50 in an exchange of 67,054 stocks.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.50% preference shares rose $2.16 to $9.35 with an exchange of just one share.

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

Volume up for JSE USD stocks

Trading on Wednesday, ended with the market declining after trading 26 percent more shares than on Tuesday, on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulting in slightly more stocks falling than rising.
Trading ended with five securities changing hands, compared to six on Tuesday with prices of one stock rising, two declining and two remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index lost 1.56 points to end at 211.96. The average PE Ratio ends at 13.1 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 116,945 shares traded, for US$19,257 compared to 92,599 units at US$3,604 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 23,389 units at US$3,851, in contrast to 15,433 shares at US$601 on Tuesday. Trading for the month to date averaged 47,542 units at US$2,162 in contrast to 58,521 units at US$1,394 on the prior trading day. April ended with an average of 80,293 units for US$6,320.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital rose 0.09 US cents to end at 9 US cents, with 30,000 shares changing hands, Margaritaville closed at 9 US cents after trading 10 shares, Proven Investments declined 0.04 of a cent to close at 26.95 US cents in trading 31,922 shares. Sygnus Credit Investments dipped 0.49 of a cent after exchanging 54,482 stock units at 14.5 US cents and Transjamaican Highway settled at 0.94 US cents with the swapping of 531 stocks.

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

Volume picks up on TTSE on Wednesday

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Market activity ended on Wednesday, with the market rising after investors traded 135 percent shares carrying a value that was 187 greater than on Tuesday, resulting in slightly more stocks falling than rising at the close of trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
Trading took place in 14 securities compared to 13 on Tuesday, with prices of three stocks rising, four declining and seven remaining unchanged. The Composite Index advanced 1.70 points to 1,332.91, the All T&T Index rose 4.77 points to end at 1,788.21, and The Cross-Listed Index lost 0.22 points to settle at 118.52.
At the close, 225,060 shares traded, for $4,538,675, up from 95,789 units at $1,583,782 on Tuesday.
An average of 16,076 units traded for the day at $324,191 compared to 7,368 at $121,829 on Tuesday. An average of 13,135 units traded at $206,107 for the month to date versus 11,664 units at $147,064. The average trade for April amounted to 11,472 units at $184,959.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s remained at $24.40 after exchanging 18 shares, Angostura Holdings traded 2,939 shares and remained at $15.50, Ansa Mcal exchanged 5,236 stock units at $56.75, Clico Investment Fund remained at $25.15 in an exchange of 37,690 stocks. First Citizens Bank fell 5 cents to $46.45, with 265 units changing hands, FirstCaribbean International Bank settled at $6.50 after trading 19,625 stock units, Grace Kennedy gained 10 cents in ending at $5, with 6,550 shares crossing the exchange. Guardian Holdings increased 49 cents to $26 with the swapping of 47,133 stocks, Massy Holdings climbed $1.03 to $65 trading 12,727 shares, National Flour Mills stayed at $2.40 in exchanging 5,340 stocks. NCB Financial Group fell 7 cents to $8.20 after trading 57,493 stock units, Republic Financial Holdings fell 48 cents to $132.52 in switching ownership of 1,114 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL lost 2 cents to close at $13.47 after exchanging 21,273 stock units and Unilever Caribbean closed at $16.33 trading 7,657 shares,

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

Major rebound for Main Market

Trading activities returned to more normal levels on Tuesday, with the market rebounding from a massive 12,000 plus points drop of the All Jamaican Composite Index on Monday. The market closed on Tuesday, with more stocks rising than declining, but with a 65 percent drop in volume after 87 percent less funds chased stocks than on Monday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 9,180.51 points to 444,936.95 after the index rose to a high in the morning session to 449,375.45. The Main Index advanced 8,254.00 points to 405,057.23 and the JSE Financial Index rose 1.11 points to settle at 99.34.
Trading ended with 48 securities compared to 52 on Monday and closed with prices of 20 stocks rising, 18 declining and 10 remaining unchanged as two stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high and one at a 52 weeks’ low. The PE Ratio, based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings, averages 16.4.
The market closed with 13,252,508 shares trading for $91,030,300 compared to 37,973,727 units at $706,200,616 on Monday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 26 percent of total volume for an exchange of 3.44 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 19.74 percent for 2.62 million units and Radio Jamaica 10.8 percent, with 1.43 million units.
Trading averaged 276,094 units at $1,896,465, compared to 730,264 shares at $13,580,781 on Monday. Month to date trading averages 512,262 units at $7,972,309. April averaged 234,200 units at $1,772,561.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints shed 80 cents to close at $12.70, trading 16,246 shares. Caribbean Cement advanced $3 to end at $90 with 66,131 stock units changing hands, Eppley gained 24 cents in ending at $34.74 with the transfer of 8,667 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund closed 74 cents lower at $40 after crossing the market with 14,250 stock units. First Rock Capital declined $1.09 to $17.50 trading 9,372 units, Jamaica Producers advanced $3 to a 52 weeks’ high of $30 after exchanging 63,913 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 26 cents in closing at $17.31 with the swapping of 1,615 stock units. JMMB Group shed 90 cents to settle at $31.90 in switching ownership of 86,169 shares, Margaritaville declined $2.99 to a 52 weeks’ low of $17.01 with the transfer of 3,101 units. Mayberry Investments lost 65 cents to end at $5.25 in an exchange of 96,817 stocks, Mayberry Jamaican Equities fell $1.79 to close at $7.20 after crossing the market with 52,300 shares, NCB Financial rose $1 to $139 with an exchange of 26,195 units. Palace Amusement climbed $49.50 to $900 with 252 stocks changing hands, PanJam Investment fell $3 in closing at $61 in trading 133,113 shares, Sagicor Group rose $1.01 to end at $48.51 after exchanging 47,529 stocks, Salada Foods continues its relentless rise, with a gain of 35 cents in ending at 52 weeks’ high of $9.50 in an exchange of 270,188 shares. Scotia Group advanced $2.30 to $41.80 with the transfer of 224,092 stocks, Seprod gained 55 cents to close at $80 in switching ownership of 24,938 shares, Stanley Motta ended 50 cents higher at $6 trading 4,665 stocks. Supreme Ventures picked up 48 cents to finish at $17.95 in swapping 721,683 shares and Wisynco Group lost 40 cents to end at $15.35 with 272,429 units changing hands.

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

Stocks mostly rose on JSE USD market

Trading on Tuesday ended with the market rising, with 83 percent fewer shares changing hands than on Monday, on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulting in more stocks rising than falling.
Trading ended with six securities changing hands, compared to five on Monday with prices of three stocks rising, one declining and two remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index gained 2.16 points to end at 213.51. The average PE Ratio ends at 13 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 92,599 shares traded at US$3,604, down from 551,129 units at US$11,730 on Monday.
Trading averaged 15,433 units at US$601, in contrast to 110,226 shares at US$2,346 on Monday. Trading averaged 58,521 units for the month to date. April ended with an average of 80,293 units for US$6,320.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital rose 0.16 US cents to 8.91 US cents trading 5,383 shares, Margaritaville traded 553 shares at 9 US cents, Proven Investments rose 1.48 cents to 26.99 US cents after 5,519  units were tradedt. Sterling Investments ended at 2 US cents after exchanging 70,000 units, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 0.01 of a cent to end at 14.99 US cents, with 519 units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway increased 0.04 of a cent in ending at 0.94 of a US cents in exchanging 10,625 units.

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

Moderate movements for TTSE stocks

Market activity ended on Tuesday, with the market ending moderate changes to the indices after the trading of 58.5 percent fewer shares worth 37 percent less than on Monday, as more stocks rose than declined at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
Trading took place in 13 securities, down from 15 on Monday, with prices of four rising, three declining and six remaining unchanged. The Composite Index slipped 0.12 points to 1,331.21, the All T&T Index rose 1.38 points to 1,783.44 and the Cross-Listed Index shed 0.24 points to end at 118.74.
At the close, 95,789 shares traded, for $1,583,782 compared to 230,810 units at $2,534,018 on Monday.
An average of 7,368 units traded at $121,829 compared to 15,387 at $168,935 on Monday. An average of 11,664 units traded at $147,075 for the month to date. The average trade for April amounted to 11,472 units at $184,959.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and three with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s traded 27,820 shares at $24.40, Angostura Holdings rose 1 cent to $15.50 in switching ownership of 59 units, Calypso Macro Investment Fund climbed 3 cents to $14.30, with 600 stocks crossing the exchange, First Citizens Bank settled at $46.50 while exchanging 5,168 stock units. Grace Kennedy ended at $4.90 in trading 1,571 shares, Guardian Holdings lost 4 cents to close at $25.51 in an exchange of 452 units, JMMB Group ended at $1.80 with the swapping of 7,000 stock units. Massy Holdings closed at $63.97 trading 655 stocks, NCB Financial Group fell 23 cents to $8.27 in an exchange of 43,140 units, One Caribbean Media remained at $4.50 with the swapping of 273 shares. Republic Financial Holdings increased 48 cents in closing at $133, with 230 units clearing the market, Trinidad & Tobago NGL shed 1 cent to $13.49, with 5,027 stock units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco advanced 2 cents to end at $32.98 in switching ownership of 3,794 shares.

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

16,632 points drop in JSE All Jamaica Index

Stocks suffered more than a 16,600 points swing in trading on Monday after the Main Market stocks jumped 4,268 points to a multi-month high of 452,388.58 after 14 minutes of the markets opening as the All Jamaican Composite Index plunged 12,364.61 points from Friday’s close to close at 435,756.44 on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The JSE Main Index dropped 11,219.79 points to 396,803.23 and the JSE Financial Index declined 2.16 points to t 98.23.
Trading ended with 52 securities from 53 on Friday and closed with 17 stocks rising, 21 declining and 14 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings, averages 16.5.
Trading ended with the volume rising 124 percent with the value being 399 percent higher than on Friday.
The market closed with 37,973,727 shares trading for $706,200,616 compared to 16,976,414 units at $141,423,527 on Friday. Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 33 percent of total volume after trading 12.54 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm 16.9 percent with 6.40 million units, Caribbean Cement with 9.3 percent, with 3.52 million units. Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund accounted for 8.5 percent for an exchange of 3.24 million units, Sagicor Group with 4.9 percent for 1.86 million units, Carreras with 4.6 percent for 1.74 million units, Scotia Group with 3.4 percent market share for 1.28 million units, QWI Investments with 3 percent for 1.14 million units, Transjamaican Highway with 2.7 percent for 1.02 million units and Grace Kennedy with 2.7 percent for 1.01 million units changing hands.
Trading averaged 730,264 units at $13,580,781, compared to an average of 320,310 shares at $2,668,368 on Friday. April averaged 234,200 units at $1,772,561.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement slipped $1 to $87 with an exchange of 3,518,333 shares, Carreras lost 80 cents to close at $9.15 with the swapping of 1,740,765 stock units, Eppley declined 20 cents to settle at $34.50 trading 1,453 units, First Rock Capital advanced $1.14 to $18.59 with 65,455 stocks changing hands. Jamaica Broilers rose $2.49 to close at $30.99 with investors switching ownership of 778,063 stock units, Jamaica Producers fell $1 to close at $27 in the transfer of 5,547 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 90 cents in closing at $17.05, with 10,542 stocks clearing the market, Margaritaville declined $1 ending at 52 weeks’ low of $20 with 4,005 units changing hands, Mayberry Investments gained 54 cents to close at $5.90 in transferring 579,433 stocks. Mayberry Jamaican Equities finished $1.04 higher at $8.99 in an exchange of 74,861 shares, NCB Financial fell $1 to $138 with an exchange of 941,639 stocks, Palace Amusement dropped $29.50 to $850.50 in switching ownership of 303 stock units. Portland JSX ended $2.64 lower at $7.11 with the transfer of 9,000 shares, Proven Investments rose 23 cents to $38 in the swapping of 16,207 units, Sagicor Group slid $5 in closing at $47.50 with 1,858,449 shares crossing the market. Salada Foods gained $1.74 in ending at a record close of $9.15 in an exchange of 128,211 stock units, Scotia Group shed $2.50 to close at $39.50 in trading 1,279,986 shares. Seprod fell 55 cents to end at $79.45 after 50,221 stock units cleared the market and Stanley Motta lost 40 cents to close at $5.50 with an exchange of 50,000 shares.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.5% preference share rose 94 cents to end at 52 weeks’ high of $7.19 with 967 shares changing hands, Eppley 8.25% closed 90 cents higher at $7 with 4,059 stock units crossing the market and JMMB Group 7.15% – 2028 gained 30 cents ending at $3 with 100 stock units clearing the market.

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

Volume rises value falls on JSE USD market

Trading on Monday ended with the market index rising after trading 47 percent more shares but with 78 percent less value than on Friday, at the close of moderate activity on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Trading ended with five securities changing hands, compared to five on Friday with two stocks rising and three declining.
The JSE USD Equity Index gained 1.79 points to end at 211.35. The average PE Ratio ends at 12.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 551,129 shares traded for US$11,730 compared to 375,831 units at US$54,256 on Friday. April ended with an average of 80,293 units for US$6,320.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital lost 0.25 of a cent to end at 8.75 US cents in switching ownership of 1,066 stocks, Margaritaville rose 1 cent to close at 9 US cents, with 1,690 shares crossing the exchange, Proven Investments fell 0.49 of a cent to 25.51 US cents and trading 22,793 stock units and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.01 of a cent to end at 0.9 of a US cent in an exchange of 525,000 stock units.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% climbed 8 cents to close at US$1.10 in switching ownership of 580 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

TTSE starts May with mixed fortunes

Market activity ended on Monday, with the market closing mixed trading 55 percent more shares with a value that was 24 percent less than on Friday, resulting in more falling stocks just edging out those that rose on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
Just 15 securities changing hands compared to 17 on Friday, with three rising, five declining and seven remaining unchanged. The Composite Index fell 0.57 points to 1,331.33, the All T&T Index gained 0.31 points to end at 1,782.06 and the Cross-Listed Index shed 0.21 points to close at 118.98.
At the close, 230,810 shares traded for $2,534,018 compared to 148,870 units at $3,321,551 on Friday.
An average of 15,387 units traded at $168,935 compared to 8,757 at $195,385 on Friday. The average trade for April amounted to 11,472 units at $184,959.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with the bid that is higher than the last selling price and three with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s rose 15 cents to $24.40, with 12,100 shares changing hands, Clico Investment Fund closed at $25.15 after exchanging 664 units. First Citizens Bank ended at $46.50 trading 11,476 stock units, FirstCaribbean International Bank settled at $6.50, with 1,000 shares clearing the market. Grace Kennedy dropped 1 cent to close at $4.90 trading 3,000 shares, Guardian Holdings lost 6 cents in closing at $25.55 with the swapping of 3,185 stock units, JMMB Group rose 1 cent to $1.80 after an exchange of 60,658 units. Massy Holdings lost 2 cents to end at $63.97 trading 3,000 stocks, National Flour Mills advanced 5 cents in ending at $2.40 in trading 108,623 stock units, One Caribbean Media remained at $4.50 with the swapping of 1,600 stocks. Republic Financial Holdings fell 46 cents in closing at $132.52, with 4,800 shares crossing the market, Scotiabank ended at $54.65 in switching 1,232 units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL remained at $13.50 trading 9,023 stocks. Unilever Caribbean remained at $16.33 after exchanging 9,100 shares and West Indian Tobacco fell 2 cents to close at $32.96, with 1,349 stocks changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.