JSE Main Market index jumps

Market activity ended on Friday with the volume and the value of shares trading declining 91 percent, respectively lower than on Thursday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as declining stocks crowed out those rising.
The All Jamaican Composite Index clawed back 39 percent of Thursday’s loss by jumping 3,101.27 points to 431,145.84, the JSE Main Index advanced 1,523.01 points, pulling back 23 percent of Thursday’s fall to close at 389,946.39 and the JSE Financial Index fell 0.40 points to finish at 95.43.
Trading ended with 52 securities up from 50 on Thursday, with 15 rising, 21 declining and 16 left unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with financial years ending between the current year and August 2022.
Trading ended with 7,483,770 shares changing hands for $102,978,128 versus 84,940,496 units at $1,131,398,700 on Thursday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 24.9 percent of total volume with a transfer of 1.86 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 13 percent 974,341 units and JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028 with 7.4 percent after trading 556,634 units.
Trading averages 143,919 units at $1,980,349, versus 1,698,810 shares at $22,627,974 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 640,639 units at $8,279,653, down from 896,377 units at $11,522,859 on Thursday. November closed with an average of 233,949 units at $2,695,416.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eleven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement declined $2 to $83 in trading 5,716 shares, GraceKennedy spiked 70 cents to $98.70 after trading 14,252 stocks, Guardian Holdings dropped $19 and ended at $521 with the swapping of 89 units. Jamaica Producers rallied 90 cents to $24 with 4,895 stock units crossing the market, Margaritaville fell $1.50 to $15.50 in switching ownership of 9,227 shares, Mayberry Investments shed 50 cents to end at $7 in transferring 201,029 units. NCB Financial advanced $1.80 in closing at $122.80 with 26,559 stocks changing hands, Proven Investments dipped 30 cents to close at $33.50 in trading 7,122 stock units, Scotia Group fell $2 to $35 with the swapping of 97,734 stocks and Seprod lost 61 cents after ending at $63.39 in switching ownership of 8,854 shares.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7.15% – due 2028 slipped 50 cents to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $2.50 after 32,000 stock units crossed the exchange, JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028 rose 85 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $3.98 in transferring 556,634 stock units and 138 Student Living preference shares shed 57 cents to end at $6 with 20 units changing hands.

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

JSE Main Market tumbles

Kingston Wharves had a hand in the clobbering the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market got on Thursday, with a block of 21.2 million units traded down to $36, some $2.50 lower than the last traded price on Wednesday. Elsewhere market activity ended with the volume of shares trading rising 1,419 percent and the value 3,391 percent higher than Wednesday as the number of stocks advancing and declining were equal.

Kingston Wharves traded 21 million shares.

The All Jamaican Composite Index plunged 7,919.02 points to 428,044.57, following the 1,705 points fall  Wednesday. The JSE Main Index dived 6,677.31 points, on top of the 2,730 points fall Wednesday, to 388,423.38 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 1.02 points to 95.83. A total of 50 securities traded down from 51 on Wednesday, with 21 rising, 21 declining and eight ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.8. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial year ending between the current year and August 2022.
A total of 84,940,496 shares traded for $1,131,398,700 versus 5,593,564 units at $32,410,085 on Wednesday. JMMB Group 7.5% led trading with 58.7 percent of total volume for an exchange of 49.89 million shares, followed by Kingston Wharves with 25 percent after trading 21.2 million units, JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028 accounted for 3.7 percent with 3.13 million units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund delivered 3 percent after trading 2.51 million units, Transjamaican Highway accounted for 2.4 percent with 2.04 million units and Sagicor Group with 1.9 percent for exchange of 1.64 million units.
Trading averages 1,698,810 units at $22,627,974, versus 109,678 shares at $635,492 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 896,377 units at $11,522,859November closed with an average of 233,949 units at $2,695,416.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eleven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose 28 cents to $90.98 in trading 1,280 stocks, Berger Paints shed 75 cents to settle at $12.75 with an exchange of 817 stock units, Caribbean Producers rose 73 cents to $10.23 after 281,486 units crossed the market. Eppley lost 30 cents to end at $35.70 with a transfer of 30 stocks, First Rock Capital fell 62 cents to $10 in switching ownership of 63,368 shares, GraceKennedy declined $1 to $98 with an exchange of 781,515 units. Guardian Holdings popped $1 to close at $540 with the swapping of 1,803 stock units,Jamaica Broilers spiked $1.20 in closing at $30 after 6,355 stocks changed hands, Jamaica Producers shed $1.40 to finish at $23.10 in transferring 2,376 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange slipped $1.20 to $16.80 after trading 3,676 units, Kingston Wharves rallied $5 to close at $43.50 in exchanging 21,199,599 stock units, after the bulk of the shares traded at $36. Mayberry Jamaican Equities rose 99 cents to $8.99, owners switching 600 stocks. 138 Student Living gained 39 cents in ending at $3.50 with 4,550 shares changing hands, Palace Amusement advanced $55 to $1,030 with two stock units clearing the market, PanJam Investment declined $1.97 to end at $68.01 in trading 414,053 units. Proven Investments gained 30 cents in closing at $33.80 with an exchange of 56,208 shares, Sagicor Group dipped 50 cents to $52.50 with the swapping of 1,640,433 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rallied 31 cents to $8.61 after exchanging 250 stocks. Scotia Group shed $1.50 to end at $37, with 6,656 shares crossing the market, Seprod gained 49 cents to settle at $64 in transferring 13,129 units, Stanley Motta gained 42 cents after ending at $5.67 in switching ownership of 1,368 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments fell 48 cents to $15.31, with 25,551 units changing hands, Sygnus Real Estate Finance rose 51 cents to $16.01 after trading 1,023 stock units.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.50% preference share shed 90 cents to close at $6 in an exchange of 7,500 shares.

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

JSE Main Market trading in the dumps

Investors engaged in a lacklustre trading session to start trading for the first day of the final month of 2021 resulted in an exchange of 27 percent fewer shares value 76 percent less than Tuesday. With a mere $32 million trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market and ended with declining stocks outnumbering those falling.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,704.80 points to 435,963.59, the JSE Main Index dived 2,729.98 points to 395,100.69 and the JSE Financial Index shed 1.43 points to end at 96.85.
Trading ended with 51 securities similar to Tuesday, with 16 rising, 20 declining and 15 left unchanged. The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7. The PE ratios for the JSE Main and USD Market are based on earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between the current year and August 2022.
Trading ended with 5,593,564 shares changing hands for $32,410,085 versus 7,613,507 units at $134,588,814 on Tuesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 27 percent of total volume with a transfer of 1.51 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 21.6 percent after 1.21 million units traded and QWI Investments 10.5 percent, with 587,611 units changing hands.
Trading averaged 109,678 units at $635,492 down from 149,284 shares at $2,638,996 on Tuesday.  November closed with an average of 233,949 units at $2,695,416.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose 30 cents to $90.70 with an exchange of 4,183 shares, Caribbean Cement declined $7.50 in closing at $85 after transferring 12,346 stock units, Caribbean Producers lost 25 cents to finish at $9.50, trading 514,534 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund rose $2 to $40 with 149 stocks crossing the market, First Rock Capital shed 38 cents to end at $10.62 in exchanging 5,572 stock units, Guardian Holdings dipped $1 to $539 with the swapping of 56 units. Jamaica Broilers declined $2.20 to $28.80 after trading 5,170 stock units, Jamaica Producers rallied 50 cents to $24.50 in trading 73,215 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange declined $1.15 to close at $18 in switching ownership of 2,764 stocks. Kingston Wharves fell $5.50 to $38.50 with 33,093 stock units changing hands, Margaritaville rose $1 to $17 with a transfer of 1,766 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 50 cents to end at $8 in an exchange of 238,187 units. Palace Amusement popped $18 to close at $975 in trading 14 shares, PanJam Investment declined $3.78 in closing at $69.98 with 8,512 stocks clearing the market, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 30 cents to finish at $8.30 with the swapping of 2,581 stock units. Scotia Group spiked 75 cents to end at $38.50 with 36,434 units crossing the market, Seprod popped 31 cents to $63.51 in switching ownership of 7,381 shares, Supreme Ventures rallied 49 cents in closing at $17.99 and trading 16,389 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments popped 59 cents to $15.79 in transferring 60,631 stock units, Sygnus Real Estate Finance shed 51 cents to close at $15.50 in trading 2,224 units and Wisynco Group dipped 43 cents to $16.50 with the swapping of 80,624 stocks.

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

Solid gains end November for JSE Main Market

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Market activity ended on Tuesday with robust gains for the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market. The All Jamaican Composite Index jumped by 4,559.46 points to 437,668.39, just over 7,000 points below the close for October. The JSE Main Index surged 5,036.25 points to 397,830.67 and the JSE Financial Index rose 1.80 points to 98.28. The volume of stocks trading slipped at the close on Tuesday with the market ending, with rising stocks exceeding those decliners 2 to 1.
A total of 51 securities traded compared to 59 on Monday, with 24 rising, 12 declining and 15 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.8. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market quotes are based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with financial years ending between the current year and August 2022.
Trading on hauled out 7,613,507 shares for $134,588,814 in contrast to 10,513,011 units at $104,608,393 on Monday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 21.2 percent of total volume after transferring 1.62 million shares, followed by Jamaica Broilers with 14.3 percent and 1.09 million units and Wigton Windfarm 10 percent with an exchange of 762,810 units.
Trading averaged 149,284 units at $2,638,996 versus 178,187 shares at $1,773,024 on Monday and month to date, an average of 233,949 units at $2,695,416, versus 237,936 units at $2,698,072 on Monday. October closed with an average of 251,350 units at $2,773,208.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 20 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Barita Investments dipped 30 cents in closing at $90.40 after 14,398 shares crossed the market, Berger Paints fell $1.10 to $13.60 in an exchange of 653 units, Caribbean Cement climbed $9.40 to $92.50 in switching ownership of 306,290 stock units. Jamaica Broilers rallied $2.30 to close at $31 in trading 1,091,303 stocks, Jamaica Producers advanced $1.74 to end at $24 with the swapping of 178,959 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose $1.65 to finish at $19.15 in trading 117,911 stock units. JMMB Group popped 35 cents to close at $38.40 with 102,208 shares changing hands, Margaritaville fell $5 in closing at $16 with one stock unit crossing the market, PanJam Investment popped $9.21 to $73.76 in an exchange of 823 units. Sagicor Group shed $2 to close at $53 in transferring 533,923 stock units and Scotia Group gained 30 cents in ending at $37.75 with 3,505 stocks changing hands, Supreme Ventures rallied 19 cents in closing at $17.50 in switching ownership of 195,825 shares and Wisynco Group increased 22 cents to $16.93 trading 123,466 units.

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

Main Market rally not on solid ground

Market activity ended on Monday with the volume of shares trading rising 37 percent and the value climbing 33 percent higher than on Friday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks lagged those declining by a big margin of one to two.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rallied 643.07 points to settle at 433,108.93, the JSE Main Index advanced 1,574.06 points to 392,794.42 and the JSE Financial Index picked up 0.88 points to end at 96.48.
Trading ended with 59 securities, up from 50 on Friday, with 14 rising, 30 declining and 15 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on earnings forecasts computed by ICInsider.com for companies with financial years ending between the current year and August 2022.
Trading ended with 10,513,011 shares changing hands for $104,608,393 up from 7,647,903 units at $78,855,103 on Friday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 32.7 percent of total volume with a transfer of 3.44 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 27.4 percent for 2.88 million units and JMMB Group 7 percent with 739,927 units changing hands.
Trading averages 178,187 units at $1,773,024, compared to 152,958 shares at $1,577,102 on Friday and month to date, an average of 237,936 units at $2,698,072, up from 241,379 units at $2,751,371 on Friday. October closed with an average of 251,350 units at $2,773,208.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments shed $1.44 to close at $90.70 with 7,999 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cement declined $3.40 to $83.10, with 129,631 units clearing the market. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund advanced $4 to $38 in trading 98,020 stocks, Guardian Holdings spiked $20 to $540 with a transfer of 14 shares, Jamaica Broilers slipped 75 cents to end at $28.70 in exchanging 114,430 stock units. Jamaica Producers shed $1.69 to end at $22.26 with the swapping of 4,944 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rallied 50 cents in closing at $17.50 with an exchange of 14,469 stocks, Mayberry Investments lost 45 cents to close at $7.55 with 66,400 stock units crossing the exchange. NCB Financial rose $1.64 to $120.94 in switching ownership of 49,909 stocks, 138 Student Living fell $1.58 in closing at $3.11 in exchanging 4,743 shares, Palace Amusement dropped $73 to $957 with 130 units crossing the market, PanJam Investment declined $8.45 to close at $64.55 in transferring 16,213 shares. Portland JSX spiked $1 in closing at $7.70 with the swapping of 797 stock units, Proven Investments lost 40 cents after ending at $33.40, with 2,064 stocks crossing the market, Sagicor Group popped $2.30 to end at $55 in an exchange of 486,386 units. Salada Foods dipped 40 cents to $6.50 with 19,775 shares changing hands, Scotia Group lost 52 cents to $37.45 in trading 27,687 units, Seprod shed 80 cents to end at $63.20 in switching ownership of 13 shares. Supreme Ventures fell 49 cents to $17.31 in an exchange of 8,575 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments dipped 46 cents to close at $15.04 after clearing the market with 58,031 stocks and Wisynco Group lost 29 cents to $16.71 with 93,881 shares changing hands.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.50% preference share rose 90 cents to end at $6.90 in trading 602 stock units and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference shares advanced $3 in closing at $104 with 17 units crossing the market.

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

JSE Main Market edges forward

Market activity ended on Friday with the volume of shares trading declining 19 percent and the value jumping 44 percent higher than on Thursday at the close of Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market and leading to rising stocks exceeding those declining.
The All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 515.13 points to 432,465.86, the JSE Main Index rose 415.79 points to 391,220.36 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.63 points to end at 95.60.
Trading resulted from 50 securities compared to 52 on Thursday, with 25 rising, 13 declining and 12 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.1. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with financial years ending between the current year and August 2022.
Trading ended with 7,647,903 shares changing hands for $78,855,103 versus 9,485,143 units at $54,811,242 on Thursday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 38.4 percent of total volume for an exchange of 2.94 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm 22.6 percent with 1.72 million units and Jamaica Producers with 10.2 percent after 781,128 units changed hands.
Trading averages 152,958 units at $1,577,102, compared to 182,407 shares at $1,054,062 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 241,379 units at $2,751,371, versus 245,918 units at $2,811,652 on Thursday. October closed with an average of 251,350 units at $2,773,208.
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 $1.15 to $14.70 with 31 units crossing the market, Caribbean Cement declined $2.31 to end at $86.50 in exchanging 131,025 stock units, Caribbean Producers rallied 40 cents to $10 after 134,963 stocks cleared the market. Eppley gained 40 cents to settle at $36 after exchanging 403 stock units, First Rock Capital advanced $1.01 to $11.03 with the swapping of 438 units, Jamaica Broilers rose 45 cents to end at $29.45 in an exchange of 30,102 shares. Jamaica Producers spiked 55 cents in closing at $23.95, in switching ownership of 781,128 stocks, JMMB Group lost 32 cents ending at $38.18 in the transfer of 96,246 shares, Kingston Properties gained 40 cents to close at $9 in trading 1,550 stocks. NCB Financial gained 30 cents in closing at $119.30 with the swapping of 14,362 stock units, 138 Student Living picked up 29 cents to finish at $4.69 after 5,301 shares crossed the exchange, Palace Amusement climbed $45 to $1,030 in trading 138 units. PanJam Investment advanced $9.70 to finish at $73 with a transfer of 11,523 shares, Proven Investments popped 50 cents to close at $33.80 with 3,356 units changing hands, Scotia Group spiked $3.47 to $37.97 in switching ownership of 577,189 stocks. Seprod popped 80 cents to $64 in exchanging 34,014 stock units, Stanley Motta lost 35 cents to end at $5.25 with 19,955 shares crossing the market, Sygnus Credit Investments shed 49 cents to close at $15.50 with the swapping of 42,632 units and Wisynco Group rose 40 cents to $17 with a transfer of 94,656 stocks.

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

Trading plunges on JSE Main market

Market activity ended on Thursday with the volume of shares declining 25 percent and the value plunging 26 percent lower than on Wednesday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks failed to match those declining.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dived 2,262.59 points to 431,950.73, the JSE Main Index shed 1,959.04 points to 390,804.57 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.88 points to end at 94.97.
Overall 52 securities traded up from 51 on Wednesday, with 17 rising, 21 declining and 14 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula used for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.6. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on earnings forecasts by ICInsider.com for companies with financial years ending between the current year and August 2022.
Trading ended with 9,485,143 shares changing hands for $54,811,242 versus 12,587,397 units at $74,535,868 on Wednesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 26.2 percent of total volume with a transfer of 2.48 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway 23.1 percent with 2.2 million units and Sterling Investments with 13.4 percent for an exchange of 1.27 million units.
Trading averages 182,407 units at $1,054,062, compared to 246,812 shares at $1,461,488 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 245,918 units at $2,811,652, compared to 249,500 units at $2,910,778  on Wednesday. October closed with an average of 251,350 units at $2,773,208.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ending with higher bids than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Barita Investments spiked $2.15 to $92.15 in an exchange of 6,158 shares, Caribbean Cement rallied $2.31 to $88.81 with 124,985 units crossing the exchange, Caribbean Producers lost 30 cents to close at $9.60 in trading 308,440 stocks. Eppley slipped 40 cents to $35.60 with the swapping of 451 stock units, First Rock Capital fell $1.48 in closing at $10.02 after switching ownership of 47,855 shares, Guardian Holdings dropped $20 to close at $520 after 3,419 units cleared the market. Jamaica Broilers gained 30 cents to finish at $29 with 7,450 stocks changing hands, Jamaica Producers shed 55 cents to end at $23.40 in trading 8,389 shares, JMMB Group lost 30 cents in closing at $38.50 in ownership switching for74,664 stocks. Key Insurance rallied 36 cents to $4.39 in transferring 2,600 units, Palace Amusement dropped $45 in closing at $985, with 105 stock units changing hands, Proven Investments dipped 30 cents to end at $33.30 with a transfer of 15,877 shares. Sagicor Group rose 50 cents to $52.70 after an exchange of 73,402 stocks, Scotia Group lost 40 cents ending at $34.50, with 15,947 stock units changing hands, Seprod dipped 55 cents to $63.20 in exchanging 6,169 units. Supreme Ventures fell 63 cents in closing at $17.85 with the swapping of 73,324 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments rose 99 cents to $15.99, with 159,129 stocks crossing the market.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.50% preference share shed 90 cents to settle at $6 in trading 130 units and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference shares advanced $28.90 to close at $101 after crossing the exchange with one stock unit.

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

More gains for JSE Main Market

Market activity ended on Wednesday with the volume of shares trading rising 39 percent and the value of stocks 25 percent lower than Tuesday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks clobbered those declining.
Overall, 51 securities traded compared to 50 on Tuesday, with 26 rising, 17 declining and eight unchanged. The All Jamaican Composite Index spiked 2,767.79 points to 434,213.32, the JSE Main Index jumped 2,471.24 points to 392,763.61 and the JSE Financial Index rallied 0.42 points to end at 95.85.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on earnings forecasts of ICInsider.com for companies with financial years ending between the current year and August 2022.
Trading ended with 12,587,397 shares changing hands for $74,535,868 versus 9,056,607 units at $98,885,368 on Tuesday. Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 52.9 percent of total volume for an exchange of 6.65 million shares, followed by Transjamaican Highway 12.7 percent with 1.6 million units and 1834 Investments 4.3 percent with 543,746 shares changing hands.
Trading averages 246,812 units at $1,461,488, compared to 181,132 shares at $1,977,707 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 249,500 units at $2,910,778, compared to 249,657 units at $2,995,639 on Tuesday. October closed with an average of 251,350 units at $2,773,208.
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 dropped $2.25 to $90 with 25,365 shares changing hands, Berger Paints slipped 54 cents in closing at $13.56 after trading 3,799 stocks, Caribbean Cement climbed $7.01 to $86.50 with 117,109 stock units clearing the market. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund spiked $4 to close at $42 in switching ownership of 1,334 units, First Rock Capital rose 85 cents to $11.50 after exchanging 54,379 stock units, GraceKennedy advanced 94 cents to close at $98.94 with the swapping of 15,926 shares. Guardian Holdings spiked $20 to $540 in an exchange of 334 stocks, Jamaica Broilers shed $2 to end at $28.70 in trading 14,930 units, Jamaica Producers rallied $2.50 in closing at $23.95 in switching ownership of 20,200 stocks. JMMB Group popped 61 cents to $38.80 after transferring 223,545 shares, Kingston Wharves lost 30 cents in closing at $43.70 with the swapping of 100 units, Mayberry Investments gained 31 cents to $7.81 in trading 41,417 stock units. PanJam Investment declined $7.90 to close at $63.10 with 26,012 shares changing hands, Proven Investments gained 35 cents to end at $33.60 with a transfer of 12,467 stocks, Sagicor Group fell $1.79 to $52.20 after crossing the exchange with 57,067 stock units. Salada Foods gained 25 cents to end at $7 in trading 38,973 units, Scotia Group rose 60 cents to close at $34.90 with the swapping of 124,679 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments dipped 50 cents to $15 in exchanging 182,678 stocks. Sygnus Real Estate Finance rallied $1.51 to $16.01 after trading 2,629 shares.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.50% preference share rose 90 cents to $6.90 in transferring 2,204 units and JMMB Group 7.25% lost 69 cents to close at $2.40 in switching ownership of 9,383 shares.

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

Second day of gains for JSE Majors

Market activity ended on Tuesday with the volume of shares trading rising marginally, with the value 62 percent higher than on Monday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as declining stocks beat out those rising.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rallied 1,237.61 points to 431,445.53, the JSE Main Index popped 736.12 points to 390,292.37 and the JSE Financial Index added 0.29 points to end at 95.43.
Trading ended with 50 securities compared to 52 on Monday, with 17 rising, 23 declining and 10 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.4. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with financial years ending between the current year and August 2022.
A total of 9,056,607 shares traded for $98,885,368 up from 8,605,350 units at $61,182,683 on Monday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 32.7 percent of total volume after an exchange of 2.96 million shares followed by Wisynco Group 15.7 percent, with 1.43 million units, Wigton Windfarm contributed 12 percent with 1.09 million units and Pulse Investments 11.3 percent for an exchange of 1.02 million units.
Trading averages 181,132 units at $1,977,707, compared to 165,488 shares at $1,176,590 on Monday and month to date, an average of 249,657 units at $2,893,458, versus 253,830 units at $3,057,633 on Monday. October closed with an average of 251,350 units at $2,773,208.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 17 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Barita Investments fell 25 cents to $92.25 in trading 5,757 shares, Caribbean Producers rose 50 cents to $9.80 with 181,467 stock units crossing the market, Eppley picked up 50 cents to finish at $36 after exchanging 2,038 stocks. GraceKennedy fell 85 cents to end at $98 in switching ownership of 8,823 units, Guardian Holdings declined $5 to $520 with the swapping of 63,524 stocks, Jamaica Producers shed $2.50 in closing at $21.45 after exchanging 110,352 shares. JMMB Group lost 31 cents to settle at $38.19 with a transfer of 47,997 stock units, Margaritaville advanced $3.15 to end at $21 in trading 550 stock units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 40 cents in ending at $8.50 after 1,800 shares cleared the market. NCB Financial rose $1 to $119 in exchanging 18,541 stock units, PanJam Investment rallied $3.50 to $71 with the swapping of 117,621 units, Sagicor Group spiked 49 cents to $53.99 after 1,940 stocks crossed the market. Scotia Group popped 30 cents to end at $34.30 with 41,558 stock units changing hands, Seprod rose 65 cents to close at $63.75 in switching ownership of 3,824 units, Sygnus Credit Investments dipped 48 cents in closing at $15.50 after trading 264,810 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments lost 40 cents to close at $5.60 in transferring 51,422 stocks.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7.25% fell 55 cents to $3.09 in an exchange of 1,475 stock units.

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

Trading plunges on JSE Main Market

Market activity ended on Monday with the volume of shares trading declining modestly as the value plunged 69 percent below Friday trades at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks exceeded those falling, sending the market indices higher in the process.
The All Jamaican Composite Index surged 2,970.07 points to 430,207.92, the JSE Main Index climbed 2,743.08 points to 389,556.25 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.65 points to end at 95.14.
Overall, 52 securities traded compared to 53 on Friday, with 20 rising, 18 declining and 14 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.4. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with financial years ending between the current year and August 2022.
Trading ended with 8,605,350 shares changing hands for $61,182,683 versus 8,907,757 units at $199,296,925 on Friday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 26.2 percent of total volume after a transfer of 2.26 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund 23.6 percent, with 2.03 million units for 23.6 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 11.7 percent after trading 1 million shares.
Trading averaged 165,488 units at $1,176,590, down from 168,071 shares at $3,760,319 on Friday and month to date, an average of 253,830 units at $3,057,633, versus 259,804 units at $3,184,829 on Friday. October averaged 251,350 units at $2,773,208.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 14 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rallied 25 cents to $92.50 in exchanging 23,092 shares, Caribbean Cement advanced $1.50 to $79.50 after 127,950 stock units cleared the market, Caribbean Producers rose 69 cents to $9.30 in trading 395,498 units. First Rock Capital lost 29 cents to end at $10.70 with 65,160 stocks changing hands, GraceKennedy gained 35 cents in closing at $98.85 with the swapping of 119,221 shares, Guardian Holdings declined $4.30 to finish at $525 with 341 units crossing the exchange. Jamaica Broilers rallied $1.70 to end at $30.70 in switching ownership of 14,361 shares, Jamaica Producers popped $1.10 to $23.95 after exchanging 41,259 stock units, Kingston Properties fell 35 cents to $8.50 after a transfer of 2 stock units. Kingston Wharves fell $2 to $44 with an exchange of 89,079 stocks, Margaritaville declined $5.14 to $17.85, with 747 shares changing hands, NCB Financial popped 98 cents to $118 with a transfer of 58,400 units. PanJam Investment fell $2.50 to $67.50 in exchanging 100 stocks, Sagicor Group advanced $1.29 to $53.50 after trading 6,861 stock units, Scotia Group lost 30 cents in closing at $34 with the swapping of 86,295 units. Seprod shed 60 cents to close at $63.10 in switching ownership of 15,550 shares, Stanley Motta gained 32 cents to end at $5.82 in trading 1,000 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments popped 32 cents to $15.98 after an exchange of 66,912 shares and Sygnus Real Estate Finance climbed 65 cents to $14.70 with 5,007 stocks changing hands.

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