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.

Pull back in JSE Main Market

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.

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.

JSE Main Market breaks losing streak

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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.

Another declining day for JSE majors

Main market stocks declined for the seventh day out of eight trading days of October as the number of stocks declining overwhelmed the numbers rising at the end of market activity on Tuesday, after the volume and value of shares trading rose 24 percent and 29 percent, respectively over Monday trades on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index shed 1,515.24 points to 447,353.07, the JSE Main Index dropped 1,445.83 points to 405,664.69 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.15 points to end at 98.71.
On Monday, trading ended with 49 securities down from 56, with 12 rising, 29 declining, and eight ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.4 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Trading ended with 9,957,383 shares changing hands for $95,786,617 versus 8,028,740 units at $74,362,299 on Monday.
Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 15.5 percent of total volume for an exchange of 1.54 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 12.7 percent for 1.27 million units, QWI Investments with 11.7 percent for 1.17 million units and Caribbean Producers with 10.4 percent after trading 1.03 million units.
Trading averages 203,212 units at $1,954,829, compared to 143,370 shares at $1,327,898 on Monday and month to date, an average of 239,510 units at $3,459,637, versus 244,382  units at $3,661,653 on Monday. September closed with an average of 335,669 units at $7,507,404.Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows ten stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement shed $1 to $116 after exchanging 50,264 shares, Eppley fell $1.90 to end at $35 with 1,933 stocks changing hands, First Rock Capital rallied 54 cents to $12.65 with 65 stock units crossing the market. GraceKennedy shed $1.32 in ending at $97.92 in switching ownership of 10,622 units, Guardian Holdings spiked $10 to $570 with 323 shares clearing the market, Jamaica Broilers popped 50 cents to $30.50 in trading 7,464 stocks. Jamaica Stock Exchange rallied 49 cents to $17.49 in transferring 527 stock units, JMMB Group lost 34 cents at $37.16 after exchanging 70,816 units, Kingston Properties rose $1.24 to close at $10 in switching ownership of 1,163 shares. Kingston Wharves fell 95 cents in closing at $43.05 with the swapping of 6,713 stocks, NCB Financial lost 51 cents to end at $125 in an exchange of 38,921 units, PanJam Investment declined $1.41 to close at $63 with 16,806 stock units changing hands. Proven Investments gained 48 cents to end at $33.48 with a transfer of 3,275 stock units, Sagicor Group shed $1 in closing at $54 in trading 142,204 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell $1.49 to $7 with an exchange of 9,583 stocks. Scotia Group declined $2.24 to a 52 week’s low of $36.70 in transferring 167,009 units, Seprod gained 39 cents in closing at $57.51 with 29,054 shares clearing the market and Sygnus Credit Investments picked up 24 cents to end at $17.24 in exchanging 124,241 stocks.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.50% preference share gained 49 cents to end at $6.50 after trading eight stock units.

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

Decline for JSE Main Market

Market activity ended with a big fall in the volume and value of shares trading by 50 and 71 percent respectively on Monday compared to Friday as declining stocks exceeded those rising at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
After spiking to 453,200.45 at the market’s opening, the All Jamaican Composite Index ended up falling 2,348.80 points to settle at 448,868.31, the Main Index declined 1,280.33 points to 407,110.52 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.51 points to end at 98.86.
Trading ended with 56 securities compared to 52 on Friday, with 21 stocks rising, 24 declining and 11 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.4 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
A total of 8,028,740 shares traded for $74,362,299, down from 15,903,103 units at $253,773,021 on Friday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 18.5 percent of total volume after exchanging 1.49 million shares, followed by Pulse Investments with 14.4 percent in trading 1.16 million units and Caribbean Producers, with 12.5 percent with 1 million units changing hands.
Trading averages 143,370 units at $1,327,898, compared to 305,829 shares at $4,880,250 on Friday and month to date, an average of 244,382 units at $3,661,653, compared to 262,689 units at $4,084,598 on Friday. September closed with an average of 335,669 units at $7,507,404.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints rallied $1 to $15 in exchanging 15,519 shares, Caribbean Cement advanced $1.98 to $117 with the swapping of 12,281 units, Caribbean Producers gained 38 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.98 in switching ownership of 1,004,775 stocks. Eppley fell $1.10 to $36.90 trading 6,338 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund popped $1.47 to $40.27 after 441 shares crossed the market, GraceKennedy advanced $1.74 to $99.24 with an exchange of 24,377 stocks. Guardian Holdingsdeclined $17 to $560 with 1,169 shares crossing the exchange, Jamaica Broilers shed $1 in closing at $30 with 63,721 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers lost 40 cents in trading 39,931 shares at $21.40. JMMB Group slipped 49 cents to $37.50 in switching ownership of 153,314 units, Kingston Properties shed $1.24 in closing at $8.76 with a transfer of 100 stock units, Kingston Wharves declined $1 to $44 with the swapping of 5,091 stocks. Margaritaville fell $1.60 to $13.40 with 674 stock units clearing the market, Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained 30 cents to end at $9 after crossing the market with 26,000 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined $5 to close at $115 in trading 34 units. Palace Amusement dropped $94 to $930 after exchanging five stocks, Portland JSX lost 45 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $6.50 with the swapping of 250 stock units, Proven Investments lost 50 cents in ending at $33 after transferring 3,740 units. Pulse Investments dipped 53 cents to close at $4.50 with 1,157,544 shares crossing the market, Sagicor Group spiked $2.98 in closing at $55 after 92,433 stocks cleared the market, Scotia Group rose $1.84 to $38.94 with an exchange of 2,211 stock units. Seprod declined $5.98 to $57.12 with 76,822 units changing hands and Sygnus Real Estate Finance shed $1.35 to end at $17.60 in switching ownership of 1,645 stocks.

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

Losing streak broken for JSE Main Market

Rising stocks turned the tables on those declining at the close of market activity on Friday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market. Trading picked up over Thursday after the volume of shares trading rose 24 percent higher and the value spiked 157 percent.  
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose for the first time in six days by 1,429.76 points to close at 451,217.11, the  JSE Main Index rallied 2,093.61 points to 408,390.85 and the JSE Financial Index added 0.69 points to end at 98.35.
Caribbean Producer traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $7.50 and closed the week at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $6.60.
On Thursday, trading ended with 52 securities up from 49, with 19 stocks rising, 14 declining, and 19 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
At the close, 15,903,103 shares traded for $253,773,021, compared to 12,785,374 units at $98,802,364 on Thursday. Jamaica Producers led trading with 17.8 percent of total volume for an exchange of 2.84 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 14.4 percent after exchanging 2.29 million units, Wigton Windfarm 10.3 percent with 1.64 million units, JMMB Group controlled 8.9 percent with 1.41 million units, Caribbean Producers accounted for 7.8 percent, with 1.24 million units, Transjamaican Highway had 7.5 percent for 1.19 million units and Wisynco accounted for 6.3 percent after trading one million units.
Trading averages 305,829 units at $4,880,250, compared to 260,926 shares at $2,016,375 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 262,689 units at $4,084,598, compared to 253,960 units at $3,923,610 on Thursday. September closed with an average of 335,669 units at $7,507,404.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments lost 35 cents to end at $99.45 with 438,320 shares crossing the market, Caribbean Cement declined $4.98 to $115.02 after exchanging 31,286 stocks, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dived $3.85 to $38.80 with the swapping of 339 stock units, GraceKennedy shed $1.55 to close at $97.50 with 128,123 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings spiked $47 to $577 in trading 829 units. Jamaica Producers rallied 25 cents to $21.80 with the swapping of 2,838,238 shares, Kingston Wharves advanced $1.20 to $45, with 2,682 stocks crossing the market, Mayberry Investments gained 34 cents to close at $5.85 in switching ownership of 900 shares. Mayberry Jamaican Equities slipped 30 cents to $8.70 in exchanging 27,000 stock units, NCB Financial fell $1.28 to $125.50 with a transfer of 38,743 stocks, 138 Student Living popped 49 cents to $5 in trading 2,228 shares, PanJam Investment popped $1.20 to $64.45 with 100 units clearing the market. Sagicor Group declined $2.88 to close at $52.02 in transferring 4,171 units, Scotia Group rose 43 cents to end at $37.10 in an exchange of 658,325 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments climbed 36 cents to $16.96 with 96,855 shares changing hands.

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

Fifth day of decline for JSE Main market

The market pulled back on Thursday with securities trading slipping from Wednesday’s levels and the value and the volume declining 45 and 7 per cent respectively, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks just trailed those dropping and leading the market into its fifth consecutive day of decline.
The All Jamaican Composite Index shed 597.88 points to 449,787.35, the Main Index declined 1,399.33 points to 406,297.24 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.43 points to end at 97.66.
Trading ended with 49 securities compared to 50 on Wednesday, with 17 rising, 18 declining and 14 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
A total of 12,785,374 shares traded for $98,802,364 versus 13,717,047 units at $178,932,191 on Wednesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 41.4 percent of total volume after exchanging 5.3 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway 12.5 percent with 1.60 million units. Pulse Investments cornered 9.8 percent, with 1.25 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund, with 9.2 percent after trading 1.17 million shares.
Trading averages 260,926 units at $2,016,375, compared to 274,341 shares at $3,578,644 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 253,960 units at $3,923,610, versus 252,319 units at $4,372,911 on Wednesday. September closed with an average of 335,669 units at $7,507,404.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows ten stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints popped 75 cents to $14 with the swapping of 11,943 stocks, Caribbean Cement rallied $5.79 to $120 in trading 21,171 units. Caribbean Producers gained 50 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.50 in an exchange of 309,379 stock units. Guardian Holdings rallied $19 to $530 with 20 units changing hands, Jamaica Producers lost 45 cents in closing at $21.55 with a transfer of 23,623 stocks. Key Insurance fell 48 cents to $4.50 in switching 14,362 shares, 138 Student Living dipped 49 cents to $4.51 in trading 667 units, PanJam Investment shed $1.22 to end at $63.25 after 8,030 stock units crossed the exchange, Proven Investments popped 80 cents to close at $33.50 in switching ownership of 4,182 shares. Pulse Investments gained 26 cents after ending at $5.10 with the swapping of 1,252,651 units, Sagicor Group advanced $1.90 to $54.90, with 66,292 stocks crossing the market, Scotia Group shed 83 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $36.67 in trading 296,755 stock units. Sygnus Real Estate Finance rose 91 cents to $18.95, with a transfer of 2,541 stocks and Victoria Mutual Investments shed 35 cents in closing at $6 after exchanging 98,789 units.

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

Losses continue for JSE Main market

Falling stocks continue to dominate trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market for four consecutive days on Wednesday. The volume of shares trading jumped 17 percent higher and the value 115 percent more than on Tuesday as rising stocks were overwhelmed by those declining.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 1,499.34 points to end at 450,385.23, the JSE Main Index shed 2,983.16 points to 407,696.57 and the JSE Financial Index shed 1.11 points to settle at 98.09.
A total of 50 securities traded compared to 55 on Tuesday, with 13 rising, 23 declining and 14 ending unchanged. Caribbean Producers traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $6.33 before ending at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $6, Guardian Holdings slipped to a 52 weeks’ low of $500.01 and ended at a 52 weeks’ closing low of $511 and newly listed Sygnus Real Estate Finance dropped to a low of $18.04.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
A total of 13,717,047 shares traded for $178,931,191 versus 11,674,398 units at $83,242,103 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 25.4 percent of total volume after trading 3.48 million shares. QWI Investments followed, with 15 percent, after 2.06 million shares changed hands, Transjamaican Highway contributed 10.2 percent with 1.4 million units, Carreras controlled 9.6 percent market share, with 1.32 million units and Scotia Group 7.7 percent with 1.06 million shares.
Trading averages 274,341 shares at $3,578,644, compared to 212,262  units at $1,513,493 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 252,319 units at $4,372,911, versus 245,350 units at $4,624,261 on Tuesday. September closed with an average of 335,669 units at $7,507,404.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement fell $3.79 to $114.21 while exchanging 14,399 shares, Eppley rose $4.94 to $38, with 761 units crossing the market, First Rock Capital shed 90 cents in closing at $12.10, with 30,742 stock units changing hands. Guardian Holdings declined $68 to close at $511, trading 27,343 stocks, Jamaica Broilers advanced 50 cents to $31 with the swapping of 3,596 stocks, Key Insurance spiked 78 cents to end at $4.98, with 71,018 stock units clearing the market. Kingston Wharves lost $1.20 to $43.80 in exchanging 2,686 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities increased 25 cents to $8.95 in an exchange of 79,409 units, Proven Investments dropped 30 cents to $32.70, with 5,001 units crossing the exchange. Pulse Investments declined 26 cents to close at $4.84 after 712,107 shares changed hands, Sagicor Group lost $2 in ending at $53 after exchanging 72,941 stocks, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rallied 49 cents to $8.49 in switching ownership of 1,362 units. Scotia Group fell $1 to $37.50 after trading 1,062,158 units, Seprod climbed 95 cents to $63.10, with 47,604 stocks crossing the market, Sygnus Real Estate Finance dropped $1.16 to end at a new low of $18.04 after exchanging 15,175 stock units and Victoria Mutual Investments gained 72 cents to end at $6.35 with an exchange of 118,979 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.