Moderate slippage for JSE Main Market

Market activity ended on Wednesday with the volume of shares trading surging 122 percent higher than on Tuesday with a moderate increase in value at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks equalled those declining.
The All Jamaican Composite Index slipped 128.09 points to443,762.67, the JSE Main Index fell 269.20 points to 402,403.83 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.16 points to end at 96.93.
Similar to Tuesday, 53 securities traded, with 20 stocks each rising and declining and 13 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.8. The PE ratio of each stock, shown in the chart below, is based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies whose financial year ends up to April 2022.
Trading garnered 10,819,493 shares for $58,904,046 versus 4,884,545 units at $52,813,077 on Tuesday. An average of 204,141 shares traded for  $1,111,397, compared to 92,161 shares at $996,473 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 237,543 units at $2,726,463, compared to 240,412 units at $2,865,196 on Tuesday. September closed with an average of 335,669 units at $7,507,404.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 26 percent of total volume in exchanging 2.82 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm with 19.7 percent for 2.13 million units, Ciboney Group controlled 9.8 percent with 1.06 million units and Transjamaican Highway 9.4 percent after 1.01 million units changed hands.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments fell 49 cents to close at $94.99 with the swapping of 15,274 stocks, Eppley declined $2.01 to $35 in transferring 700 stock units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund popped $5.33 to $42 in trading 300 units, Guardian Holdings spiked $15 to $540 after 2,060 stocks crossed the market, Jamaica Broilers shed 95 cents to close at $30 in switching ownership of 119,277 stock units. JMMB Group rallied 40 cents to $38 in trading 422,371 units, Kingston Wharves fell $1.65 to $43.35 with 42,459 shares clearing the market, NCB Financial gained 30 cents to $125.80 with 14,205 shares changing hands. 138 Student Living dipped 53 cents in closing at $4.55 in exchanging 68 shares, PanJam Investment fell 75 cents to $62.50 in trading 15,462 units, Portland JSX rose $1.26 to $10.20 with the swapping of 10,141 stock units, Scotia Group advanced $2.48 to $35.50 in transferring 37,120 stocks. Stanley Motta lost 39 cents in closing at $5.31 with an exchange of 62,150 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments gained 48 cents to close at $18.48 in switching ownership of 132,157 shares and Sygnus Real Estate Finance lost 40 cents ending at $18 with 821 units changing hands.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.50% preference share rose 50 cents to close at $7.50 with a transfer of 87 shares.

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

Slower JSE USD Market trading – Wednesday

On Wednesday, trading slowed sharply on the JSE US dollar market with the volume and value of shares exchanged declined by 88 percent and 58 percent, respectively, from Tuesday’s trading levels and ended stocks falling stocks just edging out those rising.
Five securities changed hands comedown from nine on Tuesday with prices of two stocks rising and three declining.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 0.47 points to end at 189.58. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 11.4. The PE ratio of each stock is based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with their financial year ending up to July 2022.
Overall, 181,322 shares traded, for US$34,276 down from 1,547,372 units at US$81,033 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 36,264 units at US$6,855, down from 171,930 shares at US$9,004 on Tuesday and the month to date averages 64,425 at US$5,508 versus 66,254 units at US$5,420 on Tuesday. September ended with an average of 853,681 units for US$132,197.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
In trading, First Rock Capital USD fell 0.35 of a cent to end at 6.65 US cents with 8,230 shares passing through the market, Proven Investments lost 0.01 of a cent to settle at 23.1 US cents with 81,610 units traded, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share dipped 2 cents to 11 US cents with a transfer of 85,021 stock units and Transjamaican Highway rose 0.14 of a cent to finish at 0.95 US cents with 944 stocks crossing the exchange.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% inched one cent up to close at US$1.05 with 5,517 shares changing hands.

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

 

JSE US$ market loses ground on Tuesday

Trading picked up on the JSE US Dollar market on Tuesday as the volume of shares traded rose by 35 percent from Friday after a sharp rise in monies passing through the market, as investors exchanged 94 percent more funds than Friday, but the market activity resulted in declining stocks just outnumbering rising ones.
Nine securities traded, compared to seven on Friday, with prices of three rising, four declining and two ending unchanged.
The US Denominated Equities Index fell 5.43 points to end at 190.05.
The PE Ratio, a measure that is used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 11.4. The PE ratio of each stock is based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with their financial year ending up to July 2022.
Overall, 1,547,372 shares traded for US$81,033 compared to 1,143,039 units at US$41,711 on Friday. Trading averaged 171,930 units at US$9,004 compared to 163,291 shares at US$5,959 on Friday and the month to date averages 66,254 at US$5,420 versus 52,267 units at US$4,946 on Friday. September ended with an average of 853,681 units for US$132,197.
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, First Rock Capital US share rose 0.35 of a cent to end at 7 US cents with investors switching ownership of 5,500 shares, Margaritaville fell half a cent to 9 US cents with 595,866 units traded, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy ended at US$1 with 38 stocks changing hands. Proven Investments dropped 1.6 cents to end at 23.11 US cents with 67,914 stock units passing through the market, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share shed 0.45 of a cent to settle at 13.45 US cents with a transfer of 25,100 shares, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share advanced 0.5 of a cent to 14.5 US cents with 1 unit traded and Transjamaican Highway declined by 0.16 of a cent to close at 0.81 of a US cent, with 852,781 stock unit crossing the exchange.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 5.75% gained 22.5 cents to finish at US$1.725 with investors switching ownership of 14 stocks and JMMB Group 6% finished at US$1.04 with 158 shares changing hands.

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

Pull back in JSE Main Market

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After closing on Monday for the public holiday, market activity resumed on Tuesday and ended with a sharp fall in the volume and value of shares trading as 76 percent fewer shares changed hands valued 65 percent less than on Friday, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market and leading to rising stocks exceeded those declining but with the market indices falling at the close.
A total of 4,884,545 shares traded for $52,813,077 down from 20,479,394 units at $151,854,299 on Friday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 26.3 percent of total volume for an exchange of 1.28 million shares, followed by Ciboney Group with 20 percent after 979,186 units changed hands and Wigton Windfarm 12.7 percent after trading 620,768 units.
Trading averages 92,161 units at $996,473, versus 401,557 shares at $2,977,535 on Friday and month to date, an average of 240,412 units at $2,865,196, compared to 254,343 units at $3,040,805 on Friday. September closed with an average of 335,669 units at $7,507,404.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,959.88 points to 443,890.76, the JSE Main Index shed 1,325.80 points to 402,673.03 and the JSE Financial Index fell 0.94 points to settle at 97.09.
Trading ended with 53 securities compared to 51 on Friday, with 21 stocks rising, 12 declining and 20 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.5. The PE ratio of each stock, shown in the chart below, is based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies whose financial year ends up to July 2022.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 15 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments spiked 50 cents in closing at $95.48 with an exchange of 33,360 shares, Berger Paints rallied 80 cents to $14.90 in trading 1,826 units, Caribbean Cement gained 39 cents to $118.39, with 11,972 stocks changing hands. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund lost 33 cents to close at $36.67 in switching ownership of 300 stock units, First Rock Capital dipped 25 cents to end at $12.40 in exchanging 16,070 units, GraceKennedy popped 60 cents to close at $99.84 in transferring 218,685 shares. Guardian Holdings dropped $25 to a 52 weeks’ low of $525 after exchanging 5,870 units, Jamaica Broilers rose 95 cents in ending at $30.95 after trading 3,148 stocks, JMMB Group fell 60 cents in closing at $37.60 with the swapping of 30,273 stock units. Kingston Wharves advanced $1.65 to end at $45 with 2,489 stocks changing hands, Margaritaville rose 70 cents in closing at $14.70 with an exchange of 251 shares, Mayberry Investments gained 48 cents to end at $5.99 with 21,664 units crossing the market. Mayberry Jamaican Equities rose 49 cents to $8.99 in an exchange of 950 stock units, NCB Financial declined $2.50 to close at $125.50 with 13,910 units clearing the market, Portland JSX gained 49 cents in ending at $8.94 after 36 shares crossed the exchange. Sagicor Real Estate Fund popped 40 cents to end at $8.40 in switching ownership of 357 stocks, Scotia Group declined $3.63, ending at a 52 weeks’ low of $33.02 in trading 148,478 stocks, making it an interesting stock to watch and Seprod gained 55 cents to close at $63.80 in a transfer of 11,013 stock units.

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

Surge in trading & market index

Trading volume of shares surged 409 percent valued 1.099 percent more than trading activity on Thursday, leading the market index to jump on Friday as market activity closed out the week on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market.  
Trading ended with seven securities changing hands, compared to eight on Thursday, with three rising, three declining and one ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index climbed 7.43 points to 195.48. Overall, 1,143,039 shares traded for US$41,711 compared to 224,378 units at US$3,479 on Thursday.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 11.8. The PE ratio of each stock is based on forecasted earnings for each company by ICInsider.com, with the financial year end, up to July 2022.
Trading averaged 163,291 units at US$5,959, compared to 28,047 shares at US$435 on Thursday and month to date averages 52,267 at US$4,946 versus 39,526 units at US$4,830 on Thursday. September ended with an average of 853,681 units for US$132,197.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a higher bid than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital US share dropped 0.28 of a cent in closing at 6.65 US cents after exchanging 23,089 shares, Proven Investments popped 1.61 cents to end at 24.71 US cents after trading at 39,822 stocks, Sterling Investments remained at 2.09 US cents while exchanging 22 units. Sygnus Credit Investments US share lost 0.012 of a cent to close at 13.45 US cents with 100 stock units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway rallied 0.14 of a cent to 0.97 of a US cent with 1,069,998 stocks crossing the exchange.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share rose 9.9 cents to close at US$1.999 in trading 47 units and JMMB Group 5.75% fell 30.3 cents to US$2.02 trading 9,961 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Modest gains for JSE main market

On Friday, trading activity ended on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market, with the volume of shares trading 216 percent higher and the value rising 263 percent above that on Thursday as rising stocks edged out those declining.
The All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 507.43 points to settle at 445,850.64, the JSE Main Index shed 707.68 points to 403,998.83 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.02 points to end at 98.03.
Trading ended with 51 active securities versus 49 on Thursday, with 20 rising, 18 declining and 13 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.4. The PE ratio of each stock, shown in the chart below, is based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies whose financial year ends up to April 2022.
Trading ended with 20,479,394shares changing hands for $151,854,299versus 6,487,990 units at $41,885,146 on Thursday. Mayberry Jamaican Equities led trading with 48.8 percent of total volume in exchanging 10.0 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 19.8 percent for 4.05 million units and Ciboney Group with 7 percent for 1.43 million units changing hands.
Trading averages 401,557 units at $2,977,535, compared to 132,408 shares at $854,799 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 254,343 units at $3,040,805, compared to 239,708 units at $3,047,095 on Thursday. September closed with an average of 335,669 units at $7,507,404.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one ending with a lower offer.
At the close, Barita Investments fell $2.02 to $94.98 in exchanging 22,912 shares, Berger Paints shed 83 cents to end at $14.10 in trading 13,099 stock units, Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents in closing at $30 with the swapping of 45,696 units. Jamaica Producers rallied 40 cents to $22 after 10,810 stocks cleared the market, JMMB Group spiked 58 cents to $38.20 in trading 440,772 stock units, Kingston Wharves fell $1.65 to $43.35 after exchanging 3,110 shares. Margaritaville rose 60 cents to $14 in switching ownership of 1,600 stocks, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 48 cents to finish at $8.50 with the swapping of 10,000,000 units, NCB Financial rallied $2 to end at $128 in trading 20,442 units. Palace Amusement dropped $74 in ending at $950 with seven stock units changing hands, PanJam Investment dipped 25 cents to $63.25 with 3,295 stocks crossing the exchange, Portland JSX rose $1.95 to $8.45 after ownership of 4,635 shares shifted. Proven Investments gained 38 cents after ending at $33.48, with 3,710 units crossing the market, Sagicor Group advanced $1.97 to $53 with an exchange of 111,784 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 50 cents to settle at $8 in trading 15,450 stock units. Scotia Group popped 55 cents to $36.65 with 75,005 stocks crossing the market, Seprod advanced $1.25 in closing at $63.25 with a transfer of 48,064 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments gained 63 cents to end at $17.80 with 281,612 units changing hands and Sygnus Real Estate Finance gained 40 cents to close at $18.40 in switching ownership of 98 stock units.

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

Transjamaican dominates trade on Thursday

Transjamaican Highway dominated the volume of stocks trading and accounted for 89 percent of the 224,378 shares trading on the US dollar market on Thursday, pushing the volume of shares exchanged by 1,907 percent higher than on Wednesday as the market closed with the index advancing despite declining securities dominating stocks traded.
Trading ended with eight securities changing hands, up from five on Wednesday with one rising, four declining and three closing unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index rallied 1.20 points to 188.05.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 11.5 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Overall, 224,378 shares traded for a mere US$3,479, up from 11,180 units at US$1,080 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 28,047 units at US$435 compared to 2,236 shares at US$216 on Wednesday and the month to date averages 39,526 at US$4,830 versus 41,259 units at US$5,493 on Wednesday. September ended with an average of 853,681 units for US$132,197.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with a bid higher than its last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital US share lost 0.07 of a cent to end at 6.93 US cents with 150 shares traded, Margaritaville settled at 9.5 US cents with six units changing hands, Productive Business Solutions fell half of a cent to finish at 73.5 US cents with an exchange of 400 stock units. Proven Investments dropped 1.5 cents to close at 23.1 US cents with investors swapping 3,931 stocks, Sterling Investments remained at 2.09 US cents with 19,000 shares passing through the market, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share remained unchanged at 13.47 US cents, with 846 units traded and Transjamaican Highway declined by 0.07 of a cent to close at 0.83 US cents with 200,000 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% gained 2 cents to finish at US$1.04 with 45 shares changing hands.

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

JSE Main Market breaks losing streak

The 8 days fall in the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market index ended on Thursday, even with the volume of shares trading declining 63 percent and the value 53 percent lower than on Wednesday and declining to edge out those that rose.
The All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 304.56 points to 445,343.21, the JSE Main Index popped 571.83 points to 404,706.51 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.41 points to end at 98.01.
A total of 49 securities traded versus 50 on Wednesday, with 17 rising, 19 declining and 13 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.4. The PE ratio of each stock is shown in the chart below and is based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for reach company with the financial year ending up to July 2022.
Overall, 6,487,990 shares traded for $41,885,146 versus 17,325,332 units at $88,984,892 on Wednesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 26.4 percent of total volume for an exchange of 1.71 million shares followed by Pulse Investments with 12.6 percent or 816,668 units and Sterling Investments with 10.8 percent after trading 700,000 units.
Trading averages 132,408 units at $854,799, down from 346,507 shares at $1,779,698 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 239,708 units at $3,047,095, compared to 251,039 units at $3,278,609 on Wednesday. September closed with an average of 335,669 units at $7,507,404.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments popped $1.95 in closing at $97 and trading 35,395 shares, Caribbean Cement fell $2.90 to $118 with the swapping of 21,120 stock units, Eppley rose $1 to close at $37 with 500 stocks crossing the exchange. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $2.50 to $37 in trading 8,771 units, GraceKennedy popped $1.09 to end at $99 in exchanging 15,432 shares, Guardian Holdings declined $25 to end at $550 with 426 stock units clearing the market.  Jamaica Broilers gained 50 cents in closing at $30.50 in an exchange of 12,904 units, Jamaica Producers lost 30 cents to finish at $21.60 in trading 106,704 stocks, Kingston Wharves rose $1.90 to $45 with a transfer of 34,632 stock units. NCB Financial gained 50 cents to close at $126 in switching ownership of 36,740 shares, PanJam Investment shed 90 cents ending at $63.50 with 336 units crossing the market, Pulse Investments dipped 49 cents to end at $4.11 after crossing the market with 816,668 stock units. Sagicor Group declined $2.96 in closing at $51.03 with 43,264 units changing hands, Seprod advanced $4.20 to $62 in trading 32,062 shares and Sygnus Real Estate Finance rallied 50 cents to close at $18 with a transfer of 1,914 stocks.

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

Another declining day for JSE Main Market

Market activity ended on Wednesday with the volume of shares trading surged 74 percent above Tuesday’s trades with a moderately lower loss of 7 percent in value, leading to the eighth day of decline in the market index out of nine since the start of the month, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,314.42 points to settle at 445,038.65, the Main Index fell 1,530.01 points to 404,134.68 and the JSE Financial Index lost 1.11 points to end at 97.60.
Trading ended with 50 securities compared to 49 on Tuesday, with rising and declining stocks accounting for 20 each, with ten ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
A total of 17,325,332 shares traded for $88,984,892 compared to 9,957,383 units at $95,786,617 on Tuesday.
QWI Investments led trading with 47.1 percent of total volume in exchanging 8.15 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm with 12.7 percent after trading 2.21 million units, Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund 7.7 percent, with 1.33 million units and Transjamaican Highway 6.8 percent with 1.18 million units changing hands.
Trading averages 346,507 units at $1,779,698, versus 203,212 shares at $1,954,829 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 251,039 units at $3,278,609, compared to 239,510 units at $3,459,637 on Tuesday. September closed with an average of 335,669 units at $7,507,404.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 14 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments dived $4.31 to close at $95.05 in an exchange of 77,710 shares, Caribbean Cement spiked $4.90 in closing at $120.90 with the swapping of 9,831 stock units, Eppley rose $1 to close at $36 after 1,000 stocks cleared the market. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund shed 77 cents to $39.50 in switching ownership of four units, Guardian Holdings popped $5 to $575 with an exchange of 163 stocks, Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents to finish at $30 after transferring 12,079 shares. Jamaica Producers gained 63 cents to $21.90 with 5,808 stock units crossing the market, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 49 cents in closing at $17 after trading 8,608 stocks, JMMB Group rose 43 cents to $37.59 with a transfer of 813,932 stock units. NCB Financial rallied 50 cents to end at $125.50 in exchanging 30,267 shares, Palace Amusement surged $94 to $1,024 with the swapping of 77 units, PanJam Investment advanced $1.40 to $64.40 with 1,859 stock units changing hands. Proven Investments lost 45 cents to $33.03 in switching ownership of 1,403 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund popped $1.50 in closing at $8.50 after exchanging 450 stocks, Scotia Group shed 49 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $36.21 in trading 155,282 stock units, Seprod gained 29 cents to close at $57.80 with the swapping of 46,199 shares and Sterling Investments traded 764,038 shares and gained 21 cents to close at $3.01.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.50% preference share gained 50 cents to close at $7 in exchanging 500 stock units.

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

Trading volume bounced on Tuesday

The volume of shares traded soared by 1,258 percent as 1,032 percent more funds chased after stocks on Tuesday over Monday, resulting in an even number of stocks rising and falling at the close of the JSE USD market.
Trading ended with six securities changing hands, up from five on Monday with an equal split of two between rising stocks and those declining and closing unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index rallied 1.43 points to end at 185.24.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 11.5 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Overall, 176,358 shares traded for US$17,759 compared to just 12,988 units at US$1,569 on Monday. Trading averaged 29,393 units at US$2,960, compared to 2,598 shares at US$314 on Monday and month to date an average of 45,324 at US$6,043 in contrast to 47,600 units at US$6,484 on Monday. September ended with an average of 853,681 units for US$132,197.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with a bid higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital settled at 7 US cents with an exchange of 12,674 shares, Margaritaville fell 0.49 of a cent to 9.5 US cents with 742 stocks traded, Proven Investments rose 1.6 cents to 24.6 US cents with a transfer of 2,455 units. Sterling Investments gained 0.09 of a cent to close at 2.09 US cents with 17,131 stock units passing through the market, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share declined by 2 cents to settle at 11 US cents with 142,800 stocks changing hands and Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share finished unchanged at 14 US cents with 556 shares crossing the exchange.

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