Mixed trading for JSE Main Market

On the penultimate trading day of July, market activity ended with mixed on Thursday, just one stock separating stocks rising and declining after an exchange of 18 percent fewer shares, with 41 percent higher value than on Wednesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index added just 48.11 points to end at 460,076.56, the JSE Main Index shed 405.69 points to finish at 420,886.99 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.23 points to 103.72.
Similar to Wednesday, 49 securities traded, with 20 rising, 19 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines appropriate stock values, averages 16.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
A total of 11,830,600 shares traded for $136,776,530 versus 14,440,911 units at $97,082,889 on Wednesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 38.8 percent after 4.59 million shares changed hands, followed by Radio Jamaica 13.2 percent, with 1.56 million units and QWI Investments 9.1 percent after an exchange of 1.08 million units.
Trading averaged 241,441 units at $2,791,358, compared to 294,712 shares at $1,981,283 on Wednesday. Trading month to date averages 321,606 units at $15,666,712, in contrast to 325,554 units at $16,300,774 on Wednesday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose $1.20 to end at $84.70 after exchanging 8,897 shares, Eppley popped $5.77 to $41.87 in trading 1,017 stocks, GraceKennedy lost 30 cents to finish at $99.70 in switching ownership of 117,507 stock units, Guardian Holdings shed $9 to $640 with the swapping of 3,932 units. Jamaica Broilers popped 49 cents to $36.49 in exchanging 6,875 shares, Jamaica Producers rallied $1.50 to $23.50 after transferring 1,500 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 53 cents to $17.83 in trading 3,054 stocks. JMMB Group fell 48 cents to $37.40 with a transfer of 252,605 stock units, Kingston Properties gained 36 cents to end at $9.90 in switching ownership of 5,437 units. Mayberry Investments fell 20 cents to $5.70 in exchanging 11,932 stocks, NCB Financial declined $3 to $139 after 23,985 shares cleared the market. Palace Amusement popped $30 to close at $1,050 in switching ownership of 75 units, Pulse Investments lost 25 cents in closing at $3.76 with the swapping of 414,730 shares, Sagicor Group declined $1 to $55 with 57,606 stock units crossing the market, Scotia Group spiked 50 cents to $41.50 with 446 units clearing the market and Supreme Ventures shed 50 cents at $20 in switching ownership of 10,621 stocks.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 7% rose 24 cents to $1.84 in trading 541 units.

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

JSE US Market crawls back on Thursday

Trading on the USD market closed on Thursday with an exchange of 59 percent fewer shares at 94 percent less value than on Wednesday, resulting in an even number of stocks rising and falling.
Trading ended with five securities changing hands, up from four on Wednesday, with the prices of two rising,  two declining and one remaining unchanged. The JSE USD Equity Index added 1.24 points to end at 186.73.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate values of stocks, averaged 11.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 340,689 shares traded for US$8,870, down from 826,816 units at US$151,135 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 68,138 units at US$1,774, compared to 206,704 shares at US$37,784 on Wednesday. For the month to date trading averages 182,914 units for at US$18,161 in contrast to 188,277 units at US$18,927 on Wednesday. June ended with an average of 87,444 units for US$6,162.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending, with the bid higher than the last selling price and three, with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital dropped 0.6 of a cent to end at 7.2 US cents with an exchange of 26,683 shares, Proven Investments rose 2.47 cents to 25.48 US cents with 8,293 stocks traded, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 1 cent to end at 12 US cents with a transfer of 20,463 units and Transjamaican Highway ended at 0.75 US cents with 285,000 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% gained 6 US cents to US$1.09 with 250 shares changing hands.

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

Strong rebound for Main Market on Wednesday

Market activity ended on Wednesday with the indices rebounding strongly after advancing stocks outnumbered declining ones, with the volume of shares traded up 5 percent, but the value dropped 44 percent lower than on Tuesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
At the close at trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index bolted 4,368.07 points to 460,028.45, the JSE Main Index climbed 3,966.51 points to end at 421,292.68 and the JSE Financial Index rose 1.49 points to 103.95.
Trading ended with 49 securities compared to 50 on Tuesday, with 21 stocks rising, 14 declining and 14 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, averaged 16.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 14,440,911 shares trading for $97,082,889 versus 13,712,829 units at $174,075,107 on Tuesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 27.2 percent for an exchange of 3.93 million shares, followed by JMMB Group 7.5% preference share 24.3 percent, with 3.51 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 12.4 percent exchanging 1.79 million units.
Trading averaged 294,712 units at $1,981,283 compared to 274,257 shares at $3,481,502 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 325,554 units at $16,300,774, compared to 327,152 units at $17,042,482 on Tuesday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 16 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments fell $1.20 to $83.50 with the swapping of 3,683 shares, Berger Paints rose 64 cents to $13.74 with 29 stocks crossing the market, Caribbean Cement rallied 50 cents to $93.50 in trading 61,824 stock units. Caribbean Producers popped 30 cents to $4.85 with 41,147 shares changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund shed $1 to settle at $42 in transferring 545 units, GraceKennedy rose $1 to $100 in an exchange of 149,602 stocks. Guardian Holdings bolted $8 to $649 with the swapping of 11,460 stock units, Jamaica Producers gained 29 cents in closing at $22 after exchanging 5,000 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange slipped 53 cents to $17.30, with the swapping of 3,117 units. JMMB Group lost 37 cents to settle at $37.88, with 59,540 stocks clearing the market, Kingston Wharves shed 34 cents to end at $47.66 with 5,080 stock units crossing the market, Mayberry Jamaican Equities popped 33 cents to $9 in exchanging 34,122 shares. NCB Financial Group rose 50 cents to $142 with 8,605 stocks clearing the market, Palace Amusement shed $1 to end at $1,020 in transferring 67 units, Scotia Group popped $2.01 to $41 after 325,790 stock units crossed the exchange and Supreme Ventures advanced $1.25 to $20.50, with 708,931 shares changing hands.
Guardian Holdings 2025 6.5% corporate bond traded 5 million units and rose 29 cents to $103.32.

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

More losses for JSE USD on Wednesday

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Trading on the USD market ended on Wednesday with the index slipping as investors exchanged 2,387 percent more shares than on Tuesday at 4,438 percent greater value, resulting in an even number of stocks rising and falling.
Trading ended with four securities changing hands, compared to five on Tuesday, with the prices of two stocks rising and two declining.
The JSE USD Equity Index lost 3.65 points to end at 185.49. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 11.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
A total of 826,816 shares traded at US$151,135 up from 33,246 units at US$3,331 on Tuesday. Trading averages 206,704 shares at US$37,784, compared to 6,649 units at US$666 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 188,277 units at US$18,927 versus 187,562 units at US$18,195 on Tuesday. June ended with an average of 87,444 units for US$6,162.
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 slipped 0.1 of a cent to 7.8 US cents with the transfer of 1,808 shares, Proven Investments gained 0.01 of a cent to end at 23.01 US cents with 584,904 units passing through the market, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 0.8 of a cent to 13 US cents, with 70,000 stocks changing hands and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.13 of a cent to 0.75 US cents, with 170,104 shares crossing the exchange.

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

JSE USD Market slips on Tuesday

Trading on the USD market ended on Tuesday with the market declining as investors transferred 92 percent fewer shares than on Monday for 78 percent less the value, resulting in more stocks falling than rising.
Trading ended with five securities changing hands, compared to six on Monday, with the prices of one stock rising and four declining.
 The JSE USD Equity Index fell 5.46 points to end at 189.14. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 12 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 33,246 shares traded for US$3,331 compared to 412,152 units at US$15,255 on Monday.
Trading averaged 6,649 units at US$666, compared to 68,692 shares at US$2,542 on Monday. Trading month to date averages 187,562 units at US$18,195 versus 196,792 units at US$19,089 on Monday. June ended with an average of 87,444 units for US$6,162.
 Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a higher bid than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital gained 0.74 of a cent to end at 7.9 US cents with 13,597 shares traded, Proven Investments dropped 2 cents to 23 US cents with an exchange of 4,332 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments J$ denominated stock declined 0.7 of a cent to finish at 15.3 US cents with a transfer of 48 units. Sygnus Credit Investments US$ denominated stock fell 0.8 of a cent to 12.2 US cents with investors switching ownership of 10,250 stock units and Transjamaican Highway slipped 0.05 US of a cent to 0.88 of a US cent with 5,019 stocks crossing the exchange.

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

Declining stocks control on Tuesday

Declining stocks were the dominant feature of trading activity on Tuesday, with the market indices falling for a second consecutive day after almost twice the number of stocks declined than those gaining, with the volume of shares traded climbing 78 percent and the value rising 34 percent above Monday levels, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 1,098.23 points to 455,660.38, the JSE Main Index dropped 1,177.18 points to end at 417,326.17 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.31 points to close at 102.46.
Trading ended with 50 securities down from 51 on Monday, with the prices of 16 rising, 26 declining and eight remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines the appropriate value stocks, averages 16.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 13,712,829 shares trading for $174,075,107, up from 7,709,340 units at $130,066,476 on Monday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 15.7 percent of total volume for 2.15 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund 12.5 percent, with 1.72 million units, Wisynco Group 12.5 percent, with 1.71 million units, Radio Jamaica 12.4 percent, after trading 1.70 million units and Transjamaican Highway 7.7 percent after exchanging 1.06 million units.
Trading averaged 274,257 units at $3,481,502, compared to 151,164 shares at $2,550,323 on Monday. Trading month to date averages 327,152 units at $17,042,482, in contrast to 330,103 units at $17,799,233 on Monday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 13 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose $1.20 to $84.70 with the swapping of 5,696 shares, Berger Paints shed $1.73 to finish at $13.10 after an exchange of 5,700 units, Caribbean Cement gained 50 cents to close at $93 in trading 22,003 stocks. Caribbean Producers lost 45 cents to settle at $4.55 in switching ownership of 408,848 stock units, Eppley declined $3.40 to end at $36.10 in transferring 787 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $1 to end at $43 with 3,368 stock units changing hands. First Rock Capital fell $1.04 to finish at $13.50 in an exchange of 65,704 shares, Grace Kennedy shed 22 cents in closing at $99 with the swapping of 565,520 units, Guardian Holdings dropped $7 to $641 in trading 4,495 stock units. Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents at $36 in switching ownership of 618,309 stocks, Jamaica Stock Exchange rallied 33 cents to $17.83 with the swapping of 39,371 units, JMMB Group slipped 43 cents to $38.25 after clearing the market of 168,439 shares. Key Insurance picked up 29 cents to close at $4.80 with 162,141 stock units changing hands, Kingston Wharves shed 99 cents to $48 with a transfer of 68 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 38 cents to finish at $8.67 with an exchange of 2,242 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy jumped $18.51 to $138 after 64 units cleared the market, NCB Financial spiked $2.50 to $141.50 in trading 31,831 stock units, Palace Amusement bolted $41 to $1,021 with the swapping of 4 stocks. Proven Investments popped 89 cents to $34.99 with 33,406 units clearing the market, Sagicor Group rose $2.08 to $56 with 20,997 shares crossing the exchange, Scotia Group spiked 29 cents to $38.99, with 58,593 stocks trading. Seprod popped 50 cents to $70.50 in transferring 404,614 units, Sterling Investments shed 20 cents to end at $2.80 with the swapping of 350,000 stock units and Wisynco Group gained 29 cents to finish at $15.99 in switching ownership of 1,714,772 shares.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.50% preference shares fell $1.91 to end at $12.89, with 1,900 units crossing the exchange.

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

JSE Main Market falters to start of week

Market activity ended with the market declining after an equal number of stocks gained and fell on Monday, with an exchange of 51 percent fewer shares valued 24 percent more than on Friday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,091.39 points to 456,758.61, the JSE Main Index shed 853.02 points to end at 418,503.35 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.48 points to 102.77.
Trading ended with 51 securities compared to 49 on Friday, with 19 stocks rising, 19 declining and 13 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, averages 16.6 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 7,709,340 shares trading for $130,066,476 versus 15,681,808 units at $104,944,658 on Friday and 5 million units of corporate bonds traded. Jamaica Broilers led trading with 30.5 percent of total volume for an exchange of 2.35 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway with 13.9 percent for 1.07 million units for 13.9 percent of the day’s trade and QWI Investments with 7.7 percent for 594,882 units.
Trading averaged 151,164 units at $2,550,323, compared to 320,037 shares at $2,141,728 on Friday. Trading month to date averages 330,103 units at $17,799,233, in contrast to 340,903 units at $18,719,581 on Friday. June ended with an average of Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints spiked $1.13 to $14.83 with 2,083 shares crossing the exchange, Eppley fell $3.50 to $39.50 in trading 367 stocks. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund shed 50 cents ending at $42 in exchange of 265 stock units, First Rock Capital lost 35 cents to finish at $14.54 with a transfer of 10,832 shares, Guardian Holdings fell $2 to $648 after exchanging 2,419 units. Jamaica Broilers rallied 48 cents to $36.50 with 2,353,116 shares crossing the market, JMMB Group pushed 36 cents higher to $38.68 in switching ownership of 74,727 stocks, Key Insurance shed 49 cents to $4.51, with 548,051 units clearing the market, Kingston Properties spiked $1.15 to $9.55 with 609 stock units changing hands. Kingston Wharves shed 95 cents to $48.99 in switching ownership of 3,600 stocks, Margaritaville slipped 77 cents to $14.50 with the swapping of 1,226 stock units, Mayberry Investments climbed 35 cents to $6.05 in exchanging 10 units, NCB Financial shed $1 to $139 after transferring 22,714 stocks, 138 Student Living lost 30 cents to close at $4.50 in exchanging 27,372 units, Pan Jam Investment fell $1 to $64 in switching ownership of 685 stocks. Portland JSX advanced $1.20 to $9.20 with the swapping of 541 units, Proven Investments fell 90 cents to $34.10 after exchanging 15,417 shares, Radio Jamaica spiked 11 cents to end trading at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $2.15, with 578,444 shares clearing the market. Sagicor Group dropped $1.83 to $53.92 with the transfer of 55,508 units and Seprod gained 90 cents to end at $70 in exchanging 83,359 stocks.

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

Trading plunged on JSE USD Market

Trading on the USD market closed on Monday with the market index rallying 5.65 points to 194.60 after the volume traded plunged by 95 percent and the value dropped 99 percent from Friday’s levels, resulting in an even number of stocks falling and rising.
Similar to Friday six securities traded, with two rising, two declining and two remaining unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes an appropriate stock value, averaged 12.1 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 412,152 shares traded accounting for US$15,255 in contrast to 8,332,589 units  at US$1,043,788 on Friday.
Trading averaged 68,692 units at US$2,542, versus 1,388,765 shares at US$173,965 on Friday. Month to date trading averages 196,792 units at US$19,089 in contrast to 205,146 units at US$20,168 on Friday. June ended with an average of 87,444 units for US$6,162.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with a higher bid than its last selling price and four with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital dipped 0.84 of a cent to 7.16 US cents with an exchange of 37,444 shares, Margaritaville remained at 9 US cents with 150 stock units traded, Proven Investments rose 1 cent to finish at 25 US cents with ownership of 30,400 stocks switching. Sygnus Credit Investments fell 1 cent to 13 US cents with a transfer of 11,163 units and Transjamaican Highway rallied 0.13 of a cent cents to 0.93 of a US cent with 332,495 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% closed at US$1.03 with 500 shares changing hands.

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

Rally for JSE Main Market

Market activity ended on Friday with a 25 percent rise in the number of stocks trading with value jumping 125 percent over Thursday’s level leading to a rise in the All Jamaican Composite Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index popped 853.62 points to 457,850.00, the JSE Main Index dipped 52.77 points to 419,356.37 and the JSE Financial Index inched 0.08 points higher to 103.25.
Trading ended with 49 securities compared to 52 on Thursday, with 21 stocks rising, 22 declining leaving six unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative stock value, averages 16.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 15,681,808 shares trading for $104,944,658 versus 12,497,532 units at $46,668,151 on Thursday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 34.1 percent of total volume after exchanging 5.34 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund, with 32.2 percent for 5.06 million units and Carreras 3.9 percent, with 610,110 units.
Trading averaged 320,037 units at $2,141,728, compared to 240,337 shares at $897,464 on Thursday. Trading month to date averages 340,903 units at $18,719,581, in contrast to 342,188 units at $19,740,077 on Thursday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 14 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints shed $1.30 to end at $13.70 in trading 1,713 shares, Caribbean Cement rose 30 cents to close at $92.50 with the swapping of 58,979 shares. Eppley rallied $3.30 to settle at $43 after exchanging 9,860 stocks, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund shed 50 cents to end at $42.50 with a transfer of 1,393 units, GraceKennedy spiked $1.22 to $99.22 with 67,577 stocks crossing the market. Guardian Holdings dropped $14 to $650 after 1,474 stock units crossing the market, Jamaica Broilers shed 48 cents to $36.02 in switching ownership of 117,897 shares, Jamaica Producers declined $2.36 to $21.64 with 25,860 stocks changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 34 cents to close at $17.31 in transferring 39,838 stock units, Kingston Wharves rose 44 cents to $49.94 in switching ownership of 5,128 stocks, Margaritaville spiked 77 cents to $15.27 in trading 300 units. Palace Amusement dived $120 to $980 with 102 stocks crossing the exchange, Scotia Group lost 37 cents to $38.75 in trading 126,690 shares, Seprod rallied $1.98 to $69.10 in switching ownership of 90,663 stock units, Sterling Investments gained 20 cents to finish at $3 in exchanging 101,297 units and Supreme Ventures popped 30 cents to close at $19.25 with the swapping of 201,367 shares.
In the corporate bond market, Guardian Holdings 6.5% due 2025 traded 14 million units at $101.28.

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

Sygnus dominates USD market on Friday

Sygnus Credit Investments commanded 89 percent of the stocks traded on the JSE USD market on Friday after an exchange of 7.4 million units of the company’s shares and driving the overall volume of the market up by a huge 3,226 percent over Thursday, with a value that was 1,610 percent greater.

Sygnus Credit Investments traded most shares on the USD market.

Overall, 8,332,589 shares traded in exchange for US$1,043,788 compared to 250,508 units at US$61,050 on Thursday.
Trading ended with six securities changing hands, compared to eight on Thursday with the prices of three stocks rising, none declining and three remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index slipped 2.26 points to end at 188.95 at the close.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes an appropriate stock value, averages 12.1 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Trading averaged 1,388,765 units at US$173,965, compared to 31,314 shares at US$7,631 on Thursday. The average month to date comes out at 205,146 units at US$20,168 in contrast to 122,568 units at US$9,438 on Thursday. June ended with an average of 87,444 units for US$6,162.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and three with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital gained 0.1 of a cent to close at 8 US cents, with 285 shares changing hands, Margaritaville settled at 9 US cents with an exchange of 30,000 units, Proven Investments ended at 24 US cents with 4,218 stocks traded. Sygnus Credit Investments rose 0.2 of a cent to 14 US cents, with a transfer of 7,427,937 stock units and Transjamaican Highway gained 0.05 of a cent to close at 0.8 of a US cent with 865,149 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% closed at US$1.03 with 4,000 stock units changing hands.

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