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.

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.

JSE majors climb for a second day

The volume of shares trading climbed sharply by 66 percent, but the value fell 55 percent below Wednesday outturn as the market closed on Thursday, with the main indices adding to the previous day’s gains at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index added 1,435.41 points to 456,996.38, the JSE Main Index rose 944.89 points to end at 419,409.14 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.07 points to 103.17.
Trading ended with 52 securities compared to 54 on Wednesday, with 22 stocks rising, 21 declining and nine remaining unchanged and three stocks traded at 52 weeks’ highs. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate value for a stock, averages 16.3 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 12,497,532 shares trading for $46,668,151 versus 7,532,755 units at $103,655,179 on Wednesday. Radio Jamaica led trading with 34 percent of total volume for 4.24 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm 23.1 percent, with 2.88 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund 18.8 percent, with 2.35 million units changing hands.
Trading averaged 240,337 units at $897,464, compared to 139,495 shares at $1,919,540 on Wednesday. Trading month to date, averages 342,188 units at $19,740,077, in contrast to 349,306 units at $21,057,034 on Wednesday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints popped $1.10 to $15 in switching ownership of 2,136 shares, Caribbean Cement shed 55 cents to $92.20 in trading 4,219 stock units, Eppley declined $3.93 to $39.70 after transferring 506 units, First Rock Capital rallied $1.02 to $14.88 in exchanging 2,942 stocks, GraceKennedy shed $1.50 to $98 with the swapping of 58,314 shares. Guardian Holdings dropped $6 to $664 in an exchange of 1,972 units, Jamaica Broilers rose 47 cents to $36.50 with 21,594 shares crossing the market, Jamaica Producers spiked $3 to $24 with an exchange of 6,400 units. Kingston Properties shed $1.46 to $8.44 in trading 3,287 stocks, Kingston Wharves popped $1.90 to $49.50 with 2,362 stock units changing hands, PanJam Investment pushed $1 higher to $65 in switching ownership of 1,021 units, Proven Investments spiked 40 cents to finish at $34.90 in exchanging 19,317 shares. Radio Jamaica popped 7 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $2.12 after hitting a high of $2.35 in trading 4,244,290 stock units, Sagicor Group rose 60 cents to $55.60 with the swapping of 7,350 units, Scotia Group rallied 42 cents to $39.12 in exchanging 36,715 shares, Seprod fell $2.07 to $67.12 in transferring 5,569 units, Sterling Investments lost 20 cents to end at $2.80 in exchanging 140,000 stock units, Supreme Ventures dipped 24 cents to $18.95 in trading 94,131 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments popped 40 cents to end at $6.40 in switching ownership of 13,298 stock units.
In the preference segment, 138 Student Living preference share rose 97 cents to $7.47 in exchanging 400 stock units and JMMB Group 7.15% – due 2028 popped 75 cents to $3.35 with 9,961 stocks crossing the exchange.

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

Rising stocks push up market

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Main Market stocks enjoyed a day when stocks gaining bettered those declining as trading activity ended on Wednesday with the market indices rebounding after more stocks rose than declined, with the volume of shares traded falling 83 percent and valuing 60 percent less than on Tuesday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 1,662.75 points to 455,560.97, the JSE Main Index climbed 2,127.16 points to end at 418,464.25 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.88 points to 103.24.
Trading ended with 54 securities compared to 49 on Tuesday, with 23 stocks rising, 17 declining and 14 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative stock value, averages 16.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Investors traded 7,532,755 shares, down sharply from 45,475,975 units on Tuesday after spending $103,655,179 versus at $256,468,028 previously. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 28.9 percent of total volume for an exchange of 2.18 million shares, followed by Radio Jamaica with 11.2 percent for 842,024 units and Barita Investments 11.1 percent, with 839,640 units.
Trading averaged 139,495 units at $1,919,540, down from 928,081 shares at $5,234,041 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 349,306 units at $21,057,034, in contrast to 365,726 units at $22,554,751 on Tuesday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Barita Investments shed 59 cents to end at $83.41 with a transfer of 839,640 shares, Berger Paints spiked 90 cents to $13.90 in exchanging 20 stock units, Caribbean Cement popped $1.25 to $92.75 with 1,654 units crossing the market. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund spiked $1.85 to $43 with the swapping of 27 stocks, Grace Kennedy lost 49 cents to close at $99.50 in switching ownership of 12,187 units. Guardian Holdings surged $24 to $670 in trading 526 stocks, Kingston Properties rallied 85 cents to $9.90 in exchanging 6,700 stock units, Kingston Wharves declined $2.32 to $47.60, with 11,630 shares changing hands. Margaritaville fell 25 cents to $14.50 with 8,513 units crossing the exchange, Mayberry Investments shed 45 cents to $5.70 with the swapping of 3,760 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities fell 25 cents to $9.05 in switching ownership of 36,860 stocks. NCB Financial rose 99 cents to $139.99 in switching ownership of 21,567 stock units, Palace Amusement climbed $40 to $1,100 in trading 124 stocks, PanJam Investment slipped $1 to $64 after an exchange of 6,052 units. Portland JSX rose 83 cents to $8 in trading 179 stock units, Proven Investments picked up 40 cents to close at $34.50 after trading 31,665 stocks, Radio Jamaica popped 5 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.05 while exchanging 842,024 shares. Sagicor Group advanced $3 to $55 in switching ownership of 61,758 shares, Seprod fell 80 cents to $69.19 with 17,791 shares changing hands, Sterling Investments gained 20 cents to end at $3 with 163,311 units crossing the market and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 38 cents after ending at $14.72 in trading 20,833 units.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.75% preference share rallied 30 cents to $7.50, with 17,757 stocks crossing the market, Eppley 7.5% preference share spiked $1.64 to $12.64 with an exchange of 6,210 stock units and JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028 gained 25 cents in ending at $3.50 after trading 1,000 units. In the Corporate Bond market Guardian Holdings 6.5% due 2025 rose by $1.63 to $102.91 in exchanging 14 million units.

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