Mixed fortune for JSE Main market

Market activity ended on Wednesday with mixed results after an exchange of 15 percent fewer shares, with a 131 percent greater value than on Tuesday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market leaving the market indices with mixed results at the close.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 170.16 points to 461,596.19, the JSE Main Index shed 189.24 points to end at 421,657.62 and the JSE Financial Index dipped 0.18 points to 103.56.
Trading ended with 46 securities down from 52 on Tuesday, with 16 stocks rising, 15 declining and 15 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes an appropriate stock value averages 16.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 6,341,667 shares trading for $102,594,305 versus 7,489,347 units at $44,473,648 on Tuesday. Scotia Group led trading with 21.6 percent of total volume for an exchange of 1.37 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway 18 percent with 1.14 million units and Wigton Windfarm 16.1 percent with 1.02 million units.
Trading averaged 137,862 units at $2,230,311, compared to 144,026 shares at $855,262 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 141,133 units at $1,500,693. July ended with an average of 322,932 units at $15,201,099.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement rallied $1 to $93 in exchanging 2,758 shares, Eppley spiked $1.70 to $40 in switching ownership of 521 units, First Rock Capital rose 93 cents to $14.38 with 688 stock units changing hands, GraceKennedy climbed $4 to $102 in trading 30,011 units. Guardian Holdings dropped $20 to a 52 weeks’ low of $630 with the swapping of 29,390 stock units, JMMB Group slipped 40 cents to $37 in an exchange of 92,682 shares, Kingston Properties popped $1.29 to $9.79 with the transfer of 1,290 units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 30 cents in closing at $8.70 in trading 3,500 stock units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy spiked $7 to $137 in exchanging 1 share, NCB Financial fell $1.10 to $138.50 in exchanging 18,337 stocks. Proven Investments rose 38 cents to $35.29, with 6,916 units crossing the market, Pulse Investments picked up 21 cents to end at $4.01 in switching ownership of 435,468 stock units, Sagicor Group spiked $1 to $57 with 11,682 units crossing the exchange. Scotia Group popped $1 to $42 in trading 1,366,726 shares, Seprod fell $1 to $71 in an exchange of 3,804 stocks, Supreme Ventures gained 30 cents in closing at $20.50 with a transfer of 113,365 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments popped 58 cents to $14.80 after exchanging 63,362 shares but after trading at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $13.99 and Wisynco Group lost 22 cents to settle at $15.65 with 362,752 stocks crossing the market.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.25% shed 40 cents to close at $6.10 in an exchange of 5,544 shares and JMMB Group 7.25% lost 20 cents in ending at $1.30 after ownership of 13,508 units was switched.
In the corporate Bond segment, Guardian Holdings 6.5% due 2025 rose 35 cents to close at 4103.51 after 5 million units were exchanged.

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

Negative August start for JSE Majors

Stocks started off with losses in the Main Market indices on Tuesday to commence the new month with declining stocks outclassing rising ones more than two to one, with an exchange of 56 percent fewer shares valued 82 percent less than in trading on Friday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 2,057.62 points to end at 461,426.03, the JSE Main Index fell 2,288.15 points to 421,846.86 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.74 points to 103.74.
Trading ended with 52 securities compared to 48 on Friday, with 11 rising, 25 declining and 16 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, averages 16.2 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 7,489,347 shares trading for $44,473,648 versus 16,885,082 units at $243,553,449 on Friday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 21.3 percent of total volume after exchanging 1.60 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm 20.3 percent, with an exchange of 1.52 million units, QWI Investments controlled 16.8 percent of the market with 1.26 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund 14.4 percent after 1.08 million units changed hands.
Trading averaged 144,026 units at $855,262, compared to 351,773 shares at $5,074,030on Friday. Trading for July ended with an average of 322,932 units at $15,201,099.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments spiked 90 cents to $83.90 in trading 1,918 units, Caribbean Cement declined $2.99 to close at $92 with the swapping of 13,745 stock units, Eppley fell $1.70 to $38.30 in switching ownership of 1,891 stocks, Guardian Holdings rallied $1 to $650 in transferring 317 shares, after hitting a 52 weeks’ low of $630. Jamaica Broilers rose 77 cents to $36.40 after 14,855 stocks cleared the market. Jamaica Producers lost 20 cents ending at $23.50 with 8,274 units changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange dipped 39 cents to $17.40 with the swapping of 14,293 shares, Kingston Wharves shed $1.24 to finish at $47.76 with an exchange of 4,660 stocks. Margaritaville slipped 42 cents to $14.08 with 60 units crossing the market, NCB Financial dropped $2.40 to $139.60 in transferring 44,860 stock units, Palace Amusement dived $10 to $1,040 in an exchange of 97 units. PanJam Investment shed $1 to close at $64 in trading 3,648 stocks, Pulse Investments fell 20 cents to $3.80 with 20,645 shares clearing the market. Sagicor Group shed $2 to settle at $56 with 71,600 stocks changing hands, Scotia Group fell $1 to $41 after crossing the exchange with 9,844 units, Stanley Motta shed 45 cents at $5.30 with a transfer of 38,239 stocks, Supreme Ventures popped 20 cents to $20.20 in trading 27,025 units and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 28 cents to close at $14.22 in switching ownership of 30,162 stocks.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.25% gained 40 cents to close at $6.50 in an exchange of 718 shares.

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

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.

Strong rebound for Main Market on Wednesday

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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.

Main Market pull back

Rising stocks just edged out those declining on Tuesday, with the market indices declining for a second consecutive day, with the volume and value of shares traded climbed 219 percent and 273 percent, respectively compared to Monday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index fell 587.12 points to 453,898.22, the JSE Main Index shed 595.66 points to end at 416,337.09 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.30 points to 102.36.
Trading ended with 49 securities similar to Monday, with 20 stocks rising, 19 declining and 10 remaining unchanged, as Radio Jamaica closed trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $2 after hitting an intraday high of $2.10. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, averages 16.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 45,475,975 shares trading for $256,468,028, up from 14,266,703 units at $68,667,411 on Monday. Stanley Motta dominated trading with 76.3 percent of total volume after an exchange of 34.70 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway 7.4 percent with 3.35 million units, Wigton Windfarm 2.9 percent, with 1.34 million units, Radio Jamaica accounted for 2.7 percent, with 1.23 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund ended, with 2.4 percent after exchanging 1.09 million units.
Trading averaged 928,081 units at $5,234,041, compared to 291,157 shares at $1,401,376 on Monday. Trading month to date averages 365,726 units at $22,554,751, in contrast to 322,738 units at $23,878,799 on Monday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has thirteen stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments spiked $1.90 to $84 with 6,516 shares crossing the market, Berger Paints shed 85 cents to $13 with an exchange of 4,205 stocks, Caribbean Cement rallied 50 cents to $91.50 in trading 1,980 shares, First Rock Capital dipped 28 cents to $13.72 after transferring 46,395 units, GraceKennedy picked up 29 cents in ending at $99.99 with 35,976 units crossing the exchange, Guardian Holdings declined $10 to $646 in an exchange of 1,552 shares. Jamaica Broilers shed 83 cents to $36.03 with the swapping of 13,891 units, Jamaica Producers fell $1.50 to $21 in switching ownership of 705,137 stock units, JMMB Group gained 35 cents to finish at $38.50 in an exchange of 129,470 stocks, Mayberry Investments rose 61 cents to $6.15, with 2,503 units crossing the market, Palace Amusement declined $40 to $1,060 in transferring 87 shares. PanJam Investment popped $3.99 to $65 after exchanging 1,110 stock units, Sagicor Group slipped $3 to $52 with the swapping of 110,420 stocks, Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund popped 5 cents to 90 cents, with 440,711 stock units crossing the market. Scotia Group dipped 25 cents to $38.75, with 12,993 units crossing the exchange and Victoria Mutual Investments lost 49 cents after ending at $6 with 107,913 shares changing hands.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.75% preference share lost 29 cents in closing at $7.20 after exchanging 4,083 stocks.
In the corporate bond market, Guardian Holdings 2027 7% traded 4.99 million units at $110 after falling 28 cents.

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

Gains & losses shared for JSE Main Market

Market activity ended on Monday with the main indices losing significant ground after an equal number of stocks advanced and declined after trading ended with an exchange of 10 percent fewer shares valued 24 percent higher than on Friday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index tumbled 3,626.92 points to 454,485.34, the JSE Main Index plunged 3,138.91 points to 416,932.75 and the JSE Financial Index fell 0.63 points to 102.66.
Trading ended with 49 securities compared to 48 on Friday, with 20 stocks rising, 20 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, averages 16.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 14,266,703 shares trading for $68,667,411 versus 15,819,699 units at $55,510,412 on Friday. Radio Jamaica led trading with 57.9 percent of total volume for an exchange of 8.25 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund 15.8 percent with 2.25 million and Mayberry Jamaican Equities with 4.9 percent for 705,539 units changing hands.
Trading averaged 291,157 units at $1,401,376, compared to 329,577 shares at $1,156,467 on Friday. Trading month to date averages 322,738 units at $23,878,799, versus 325,352 units at $25,739,261 on Friday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 15 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments fell $1.90 to $82.10, with 29,322 shares trading, Caribbean Cement shed $1 to $91 in an exchange of 56,037 shares, GraceKennedy slipped 30 cents to $99.70 in trading 27,020 stock units, Jamaica Producers fell $1.70 to $22.50 in switching ownership of 249,763 shares, JMMB Group skidded 85 cents to $38.15 with a transfer of 81,182 stock units. Kingston Properties spiked $1.05 to $9.05 with the swapping of 1,495 shares. Margaritaville picked up 25 cents to end at $14.75, with 1,600 units crossing the exchange, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy rallied $2.29 to $119.49 in trading 700 stocks. Palace Amusement advanced $5 to $1,100 in an exchange of 99 stock units, PanJam Investment declined $2.99 to close at $61.01 in switching ownership of 41,437 shares, Radio Jamaica spiked 32 cents to finish at a 52 weeks’ high of $1.99 with 8,253,929 shares changing hands, following the release of full year’s results, showing profits jumping from $38 million to $171 million and Seprod lost 55 cents after ending at $70 in transferring 11,666 stocks.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.75% preference share rose 98 cents to $7.49 in switching ownership of 5,985 units and JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028 lost 30 cents to $3.20 with 290,403 shares crossing the market.

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

JSE Main market slips on low volume

Market activity ended on Thursday with reduced volume and value of shares compared to Wednesday, in 5 percent dip in volume, with 14 percent lower value leading to more stocks declining than rising, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index declined 1,348.65 points to 459,101.53, the JSE Main Index fell 1,154.18 points to end at 420,868.15 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.32 points to 103.59.
Trading ended with 48 securities compared to 47 on Wednesday, with 14 stocks rising, 19 declining and 15 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, averages 16.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 6,426,972 shares trading for $45,152,359, down from 7,526,686 units at $52,205,562 on Wednesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 22.7 percent of total volume for an exchange of 1.46 million shares followed by JMMB Group 7.50% 15.7 percent with 1.01 million units for 15.7 percent and Sterling Investments with 10 percent, with 642,808 units changing hands.
Trading averaged 133,895 units at $940,674, compared to 160,142 shares at $1,110,757 on Wednesday. Trading month to date averages 324,980 units at $27,908,331, in contrast to 343,472 units at $30,518,104 on Wednesday. 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 two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose 10 cents to $84.10 in exchanging 5,599 shares, Caribbean Producers gained 21 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $5.40 with the swapping of 148,503 stock units. Eppley plunged $4.13 in closing at $39.50 after an exchange of 903 units. First Rock Capital lost 49 cents to settle at $14.01 in switching ownership of 3,128 shares, Grace Kennedy popped 99 cents to $100 in trading 68,101 stocks, Jamaica Broilers dipped 33 cents to $36 with a transfer of 13,465 stocks. Kingston Properties shed 35 cents to end at $9.90 in trading 16,638 stock units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities rose 95 cents to $10 in switching ownership of 75,000 stocks, Palace Amusement plunged $130 to $1,060, with 171 units crossing the market. PanJam Investment fell $3 to $64.50 with 55,556 shares changing hands, Sagicor Group popped $2 to close at $55 with the swapping of 34,723 shares. Salada Foods lost 20 cents in closing at $8 with an exchange of 71,674 stocks, Seprod rallied $2.26 to $71.95 with the swapping of 4,860 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 45 cents to close at $18.80 in trading 21,036 stocks and Sygnus Credit Investments popped 68 cents to $15.39 in switching ownership of 63,061 units.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 7.15% – 2028 lost 30 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.60 with 20,000 stocks clearing the market.

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

Stocks in retreat on Tuesday

Trading returned to more normal levels following Monday when 95 million shares of NCB Financial crossed the exchange following what the company states flowed from a director and a Senior Officer have surrendered the shares in the group under a new compensation arrangement.
Elsewhere, activity continued on Tuesday with the market declining with an exchange of 94 percent fewer shares valued 99 percent less than on Monday at the close of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The main indices wiped out gains made over the past three trading days at the close, with the All Jamaican Composite Index plunging 8,432.60 points to 459,268.54, the JSE Main Index dived 7,836.94 points to end at 421,263.27 and the JSE Financial Index shed 2.12 points to 103.86.
Trading ended with 49 securities, as was the case on Monday, with 18 stocks rising, 19 declining and 12 remaining unchanged. The market commenced trading in Caribbean Producers shares previously listed on the Junior Market and investors exchanged 275,415 units at the close after a slow start to trading in the stock, well above the 58,282 traded on Monday 34,319 shares exchanged on Friday.
The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, averages 16.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 5,572,104 shares trading for $90,965,287 versus 102,643,964 units at $13,868,036,024 on Monday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 35.7 percent of total volume for an exchange of 1.99 million shares, Sagicor Select Financial Fund 13.3 percent with 738,402 units and Grace Kennedy 9.2 percent with 513,821 units changing hands.
Trading averaged 113,716 units at $1,856,434, compared to 2,094,775 shares at $283,021,143 on Monday. Trading month to date averaged 362,662 units at $33,596,379, in contrast to 393,158 units at $37,484,522 on Monday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 13 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments fell $2.18 to $82.82 in exchanging 766 shares, Berger Paints shed 96 cents to close at $13.89 with an exchange of 28,360 shares, Eppley spiked $4.40 to $43.90 in trading 3,991 stock units. First Rock Capital rallied $2 to $15.50 with the swapping of 5,093 units, GraceKennedy dropped $4.92 to $98.28 in transferring 513,821 shares, Guardian Holdings plunged $35 to $650 in switching ownership of 3,966 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange popped 42 cents to $17.67 with 23,050 shares crossing the market, Kingston Properties lost 39 cents to close at $8.01 with 99,707 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves gained 50 cents in closing at $48 trading 10,313 stocks. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy shed $12.45 to settle at $134.55, with 84 units clearing the market, Palace Amusement rallied $60 to $1,250 with 7 stocks changing hands, Pan Jam Investment shed $1.49 to $66.01, with 11,233 stock units crossing the exchange. Proven Investments rose 45 cents to $34.60 in switching ownership of 4,506 stocks, Sagicor Group fell $2.94 to $55 in exchanging 23,431 stock units, Seprod fell $1 to $71 in transferring 14,512 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 20 cents to $14.80 in trading 33,382 shares and Wisynco Group spiked 40 cents to $15.90 with the swapping of 17,180 stocks.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.25% rose 92 cents to $6.98 in trading 5,007 stock units.

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

NCB Financial Monday’s dominant trade

NCB Financial traded 95.2 million shares costing $1.38 billion and commanded 93 percent of the overall volume of the market on Monday with driving the volume of shares exchanged up 11 times Friday’s levels with the value surging 4,808 percent higher on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.

NCB Financial Montego Bay branch

The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 3,234.89 points to close at 467,701.14, the JSE Main Index advanced 2,473.87 points to end at 429,100.21 and the JSE Financial Index rallied 0.56 points to 107.72.
Trading ended with 49 securities compared to 52 on Friday, with 15 stocks rising, 20 declining and 14 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate value of each stock, averages 16.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 102,643,964 shares trading for $13,868,036,024 versus 9,325,241 units at $282,546,221 on Friday.  Wigton Windfarm was the second lead trade, with 1.54 percent for 1.58 million units, Transjamaican Highway followed with 1.5 percent for 1.51 million stock units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund 1.3 percent, with 1.38 million shares changing hands.
Trading averaged 2,094,775 units at $283,021,143, compared to 179,332 shares at $5,433,581 on Friday. Trading month to date averages 393,158 units at $37,484,522, versus 155,610 units at $3,207,330 on Friday. 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 three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose 95 cents to $85 with an exchange of 2,400 stock units, Caribbean Cement shed $1 to end at $91 with 4,849 stocks crossing the market, Eppley lost 79 cents in ending at $39.50 after an exchange of 12,416 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund plunged $5.89 to $41 with a transfer of 1,701 units, First Rock Capital dived $2.10 to $13.50 in switching ownership of 106,626 shares. Grace Kennedy slipped $1.69 to close at $103.20 with 314,616 shares crossing the market, Guardian Holdings popped $1 to $685 in trading 317 stock units, Jamaica Producers shed $1.92 to end at $22.03 with the swapping of 115,747 shares. Kingston Wharves fell $2.50 to $47.50 after 9,360 stock units crossed the market, Mayberry Investments popped 51 cents to $6.51 in exchanging 19,050 stocks. NCB Financial declined $7 to $139 in trading 95,187,289 shares, Palace Amusement plunged $110 to $1,190 with a transfer of 127 units. Pan Jam Investment shed $1.50 to close at $67.50 with 27,771 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Group spiked $2.94 to $57.94 after an exchange of 10,433 units, Salada Foods rose 28 cents to $8.90 in trading 21,207 stocks, Scotia Group shed 68 cents in ending at $39.50 after transferring 24,895 shares. Stanley Motta rose 20 cents to $5.90 with the swapping of 15 stock units, Supreme Ventures gained 32 cents to end at $19.32 in trading 1,162 units and Sygnus Credit Investments fell 40 cents to $14.60 with an exchange of 262,714 shares.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.25% dropped $1.04 to $6.06 and exchanging 3,121 stocks, JMMB Group 7.15% – 2028 fell 45 cents to $2.90 in switching ownership of 63,006 shares and JMMB Group 7.25% rallied 27 cents to $1.53 with the swapping of 176 units.

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

JSE Main Market slips into weekend

Stocks slipped into the weekend on Friday, after an exchange of just 5 percent more shares valued 26 percent more than on Thursday, with the market indices lost grounds even after prices of more stocks rose than those declining on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index shed 223.23 points to 464,466.25, the JSE Main Index slipped just 71.20 points to end at 426,626.34 and the JSE Financial Index ended 0.38 points lower to 105.42.
Trading ended with 52 securities compared to 50 on Thursday, with 22 stocks rising, 19 declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate value for a stock, averages 16.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 9,325,241 shares trading for $282,546,221, up from 8,889,308 units at $224,811,511 on Thursday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 28.5 percent after trading 2.66 million shares followed by Caribbean Cement 21.7 percent with 2.02 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 11.3 percent after an exchange of 1.06 million units.
Trading averaged 179,332 units at $5,433,581, compared to 177,786 shares at $4,496,230 on Thursday. Trading month to date averages 155,610 units at $3,207,330, within distance of 151,484 units at $2,820,155 on Thursday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 14 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Barita Investments shed 95 cents to close at $84.05 after an exchange of 24,203 shares, Caribbean Cement fell $1.75 to $92 with 2,024,458 shares crossing the exchange, Eppley rose 43 cents to 40.29 with 108 stocks clearing the market, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined $3.11 to $46.89 in trading 737 units. Grace Kennedy popped 89 cents to $104.89 with a transfer of 220,111 stock units, Guardian Holdings advanced $14 to $684 with 566 units changing hands, Jamaica Producers advanced $1.90 to $23.95 in an exchange of 3,045 stock units. Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 25 cents to $17.25 after clearing the market with 3,198 units, JMMB Group gained 45 cents in closing at $38 in switching ownership of 135,193 shares, Kingston Wharves rose $2.06 to $50 with 454,312 stock units crossing the market, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed $30 to close at $147, with the swapping of 76 units, NCB Financial Group advanced $4 to $146 in exchanging 13,064 stocks. Palace Amusement spiked $150 to $1,300 with the swapping of 36 stock units, Pan Jam Investment rose $1.40 to $69 in trading 2,065 units, Proven Investments lost 22 cents to $34.10 in crossing the market with 33,999 stocks. Sagicor Group shed $1 to settle at $55 in exchanging 457,729 shares, Salada Foods rallied 37 cents in closing at $8.62 in trading 47,287 stock units. Scotia Group shed 82 cents to $40.18 after exchanging 25,980 stocks, Supreme Ventures spiked 95 cents to $19 after crossing the market with 12,971 units and Wisynco Group shed 25 cents to close at $15.50 in exchanging 41,535 stock units.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.75% preference share rose 22 cents to $7.50 in trading 2,500 stocks, Eppley 8.25% rallied $1.04 to $7.10 with 470 units changing hands and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share declined $25 to $80 in transferring 2,000 shares.

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