JSE Main Market tumbles

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market dropped sharply on Tuesday following the volume of stocks trading nosediving 55 percent after 38 percent fall in value, compared to Monday with trading in 46 securities, down from 54 on Monday, resulting in prices of 16 rising, 19 declining and 11 ending unchanged.
Five stocks traded at 52 weeks’ low including Jamaica Stock Exchange, JMMB Group ordinary share, Palace Amusement, VM Investments and JMMB Group 7.35% preference share.
A total of 5,681,384 shares were traded for $75,914,996 versus 12,752,567 units at $123,366,397 on Monday.
Trading averaged 123,508 units at $1,650,326 compared to 236,159 shares at $2,284,563 on Monday and month to date, an average of 203,452 units at $1,557,922 versus 206,857 units at $1,553,986 on the previous trading day. October closed with an average of 231,243 units at $1,464,224.
Transjamaican Highway led trading with 906,272 shares for 16 percent of total volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 790,724 units for 13.9 percent of the day’s trade and Wisynco Group with 687,585 units for 12.1 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dived 6,421.71 points to 376,303.33, the JSE Main Index shed 4,914.99 points to close at 332,377.66 and the JSE Financial Index lost 1.11 points to settle at 79.00.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 13.4 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios incorporate earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 18 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Producers rallied 54 cents to $12.59 in switching ownership of 8,568 shares, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dipped $3.97 to $36.02 trading 100 stock units, First Rock Real Estate climbed $1.94 in closing at $15 with investors trading 385,998 stocks. Guardian Holdings declined $5.10 after ending at $495 trading 6,641 units, Jamaica Broilers rose 54 cents to $27.40 with 51,941 stocks clearing the market, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell $1.03 to a 52 weeks’ low of $14.90 with an exchange of  28,942 units. JMMB Group shed 90 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $31.50 as investors transferred 212,943 shares, Kingston Wharves lost 59 cents in closing at $33.41 after 361,343 stock units crossed the exchange, Palace Amusement dropped $39 in ending at a 52 weeks’ low of $621 with four units changing hands. Sagicor Group popped $1 to close at $49 trading 65,818 stocks, Scotia Group lost $1.70 to settle at $32.50 as investors transferred 33,492 shares, Seprod dipped $1.99 to $67 with the swapping of 56,540 stock units and Victoria Mutual Investments fell 95 cents to a 52 weeks’ low of $3 with 209,695 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

 

Trading jumps on JSE USD market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks exchanged rising 483 percent, with the value surging 1,046 percent more than Monday’s levels, resulting in six securities trading, compared to eight on Monday with three rising, one declining and two ending unchanged.
Overall, 1,042,094 shares traded for US$58,208 up sharply from 178,840 units at US$5,077 on Monday.
Trading averaged 173,682 units at US$9,701 versus 22,355 shares at a mere US$635 on Monday, with a month to date average of 30,414 shares at US$3,432 compared with 24,869 units at US$3,190 on the previous day. October ended with an average of 40,972 units for US$2,277.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 1.78 points to end at 222.13.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.4. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and five with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share gained 0.89 cents after ending at 7.99 US cents in exchanging 364,350 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy remained at 65 US cents in trading three stocks, Proven Investments fell 1.27 cents to close at 18.1 US cents with 129,276 units changing hands. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share climbed 0.34 of a cent to 9.86 US cents in switching ownership of 363 stock units and Transjamaican Highway rallied 0.04 of a cent to 0.9 of one US cent after exchanging 547,000 units
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% ended at US$1 with 1,102 stock units clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE Main Market volume climbs

Trading ended Monday with an increased in the volume of stocks traded but was valued less than those passing through the market on Friday after 89 percent more shares changed hands valued 13 percent less than Friday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market and ended with trading of 54 securities compared to 52 on Friday, resulting in 19 rising, 22 declining and 13 ending unchanged.
A total of 12,752,567 shares were exchanged for $123,366,397 versus 6,765,232 units at $141,934,681 on Friday.
Trading averaged 236,159 units at $2,284,563 against 130,101 shares at $2,729,513 on Friday and month to date, an average of 206,789 units at $1,553,587 compared to 205,314 units at $1,515,534 on the previous trading day. October closed with an average of 231,243 units at $1,464,224.
JMMB Group 7.35% – 2028 led trading with 3.66 million shares for 28.7 percent of the total volume, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 1.73 million units for 13.6 percent of the day’s trade, Transjamaican Highway with 1.62 million units for 12.7 percent market share and 138 Student Living with 1.15 million units for 9 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,072.14 points to 382,725.04, the JSE Main Index shed 767.80 points to end at 337,292.65 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.97 points to close at 80.11.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 13.6 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios are computed using earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending between November and August 2023.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 16 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments advanced $2.46 to $89.48 in switching ownership of 29,304 shares after hitting a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $83.50, Caribbean Cement dropped $2.30 in ending at $56.50 with an exchange of 13,615 stock units, Eppley rallied $5.65 in closing at $38.65 after a transfer of 3,000 units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $3.49 to $39.99 with 249 stocks changing hands, Guardian Holdings dropped $58.85 to end at $500.10, with 146 shares clearing the market, JMMB Group shed 60 cents to close at $32.40 in exchanging 15,598 units. Kingston Properties rose 43 cents to $6.99 in trading 98,000 stocks, Kingston Wharves popped 55 cents to $34 with the swapping of 190,708 stock units, Massy Holdings advanced 50 cents in ending at $81 after trading 564 stock units. NCB Financial gained 90 cents in closing at $84.90 after exchanging 202,064 stocks, Palace Amusement fell $59.01 to $660 with the swapping of 56 shares, Proven Investments rose 98 cents to $27.98 as investors exchanged 9,113 units. Scotia Group popped $1.45 to close at $34.20 after trading 2,803 shares, Seprod declined $1.01 to $68.99 with an exchange of 3,281 stock units, Stanley Motta dipped 48 cents to $4.47 with investors transferring 4,237 stocks and Supreme Ventures shed 79 cents to close at $24.21 in an exchange of 265,908 units.
In the preference segmentProductive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share rose $15.90 to $121.90 in exchanging 40 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading pushes JSE USD Market down

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Trading remained low on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Monday, with the volume of stocks exchanged rising 52 percent, valued 27 percent less than on Friday and resulting in eight securities traded, compared to seven on Friday with two rising, three declining and three ending unchanged.
Overall, 178,840 shares traded for US$5,077 compared with 117,838 units at US$6,943 on Friday.
Trading averaged 22,355 shares at US$635 versus 16,834 units at US$992 on Friday, with a month to date average of 24,869 shares at US$3,190 compared with 25,005 units at US$3,329 on the previous trading day. October ended with an average of 40,972 units for US$2,277.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index slipped 0.15 points to end at 223.91.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.2. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share advanced 0.1 of a cent to close at 7.1 US cents, with 1,369 shares clearing the market, Productive Business Solutions ended at US$1.70 after trading 85 units, Proven Investments popped 0.02 of a cent to end at 19.37 US cents with an exchange of 410 stock units. Sterling Investments dipped 0.09 cents after ending at 2 US cents after exchanging 746 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments J$ share dipped 1 cent in closing at 13.62 US cents after 75 units passed through the market and Transjamaican Highway remained at 0.86 of one US cent as investors exchanged 173,998 stocks.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share declined by 50 cents in ending at US$11 after a transfer of 107 shares and JMMB Group 6% remained at US$1 in trading 2,050 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Weekend gain for Main Market

Investors ended trading on Friday with an exchange of 66 percent less volume of stocks on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market, even as the value traded jumped 260 percent over Thursday, after trading took place in 52 securities against 51 on Thursday, leading to 19 rising, 24 declining and nine ending unchanged.
The market closed with an exchange of 6,765,232 shares worth a total of $141,934,681 versus 19,677,897 units at $39,419,138 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 130,101 units at $2,729,513 versus 385,841 shares at $772,924 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 205,314 units at $1,515,534 versus 209,330 units at $1,450,722 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 231,243 units at $1,464,224.
Seprod led trading with 1.70 million shares for 25.1 percent of total volume, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.34 million units for 19.7 percent of the day’s trade and Transjamaican Highway, with 1.24 million units for 18.4 percent of market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rallied 1,783.90 points to 381,652.90, the JSE Main Index climbed 1,999.87 points to 338,060.45 and the JSE Financial Index inched 0.56 points higher to 81.08.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 13.4 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios incorporate earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending between November and August 2023.
The 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 popped $1.30 to $58.80 after exchanging 140 shares, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund fell $3.49 to $36.50 with a transfer of 24 stock units, Guardian Holdings shed $1.05 to $558.95 in exchanging 186 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 94 cents to close at $15.94 in switching ownership of 1,102 stocks, Kingston Wharves dropped $1.54 to$33.45 with 60,233 shares changing hands, NCB Financial dipped $1 to $84 as investors exchanged 75,416 stock units. Proven Investments lost 98 cents to end at $27 after trading 165 stocks, Sagicor Group declined 54 cents in closing at $48.26 with a transfer of 7,563 units, Seprod rose $1 to $70 with the swapping of 1,698,127 stocks. Stanley Motta gained 49 cents to close at $4.95, with 7,676 shares crossing the exchange and Sygnus Real Estate Finance lost 90 cents to end at $9 with the swapping of 980 units.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.25%preference share dipped $3 to $17 after switching ownership of 5,000 stock units and JMMB Group 7% preference share shed 49 cents to close at $1.97, trading 10 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Losses galore no gains for JSE USD Market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended with the volume of stocks exchanged jumping 604 percent but with a 66 percent lower value than on Thursday, resulting in the trading of seven securities, compared to five on Thursday with no rising, six declining and one unchanged.
A total of 117,838 shares were traded for US$6,943 compared with 16,740 units at US$20,385 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 16,834 units at US$992, versus 3,348 shares at US$4,077 on Thursday, with a month to date average of 25,005 shares at US$3,329 versus 25,414 units at US$3,446 on the previous day. October ended with an average of 40,972 units for US$2,277.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 5.38 points to end at 224.06.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in the computing of appropriate stock values, averages 8.3. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share fell 0.58 of a cent to 7 US cents after trading 324 shares, Proven Investments fell 0.35 of a cent to 19.35 US cents, with 2,285 units clearing the market, Sterling Investments lost 0.01 of a cent in ending at 2.09 US cents with investors transferring 1,750 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share dropped 0.33 of a cent to 9.52 US cents with a transfer of 55,541 stock units and Transjamaican Highway dipped 0.06 of a cent to 0.86 of one US cent as investors exchanged 57,597 stock units.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share shed 40 cents to end at US$11.50 as 30 units passed through the market and JMMB Group 6% ended at US$1 while exchanging 311 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Volumes plunged on the JSE USD market

The trading volume of stocks plunged 61 percent, with a 13 percent lower value than Wednesday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Thursday, resulting in five securities changing hands, compared to seven on Wednesday with two rising, two declining and one ending unchanged.
A total of 16,740 shares were traded for US$20,385 compared to 43,378 units at US$18,048 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 3,348 units at US$4,077 compared with 6,197 shares at US$2,578 on Wednesday, with a month to date average of 25,414 shares at US$3,446 versus 26,231 units at US$3,422 on the previous day. October ended with an average of 40,972 units for US$2,277.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index rose 4.33 points to end at 229.44.
The PE Ratio is a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.6. The PE ratio incorporates ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and five with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share dipped 0.02 of a cent to close at 7.58 US cents with the swapping of 1,549 shares, Proven Investments rose 1.7 cents to 19.7 US cents as six stocks passed through the market and Sterling Investments popped 0.1 of a cent to end at 2.1 US cents with investors transferring 61 units.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 5.75% remained at US$2 with a transfer of 5,000 stock units and JMMB Group 6% lost 7 cents in ending at US$1 after trading 10,124 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Rising stocks clobber those falling

Investors traded 51 securities compared to 53 on Wednesday, with rising stocks overwhelming those declining after prices of 30 rose, with nine declining and 12 ending unchanged as three times the volume of stocks were exchanged on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Thursday after the volume traded climbed 227 percent over Wednesday, with values declining 30 percent lower.
A total of 19,677,897 shares were exchanged for $39,419,138 versus 6,016,425 units at $56,503,512 on Wednesday.
Trading for the day averaged 385,841 units at $772,924 versus 113,517 shares at $1,066,104 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 209,330 stock units at $1,450,722 compared to 199,577 units at $1,488.174 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 231,243 units at $1,464,224.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 14.51 million shares for 73.7 percent of total volume, followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 1.35 million units for 6.9 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 1.12 million units for 5.7 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,154.03 points to 379,869.00, the JSE Main Index rose 428.14 points to 336,060.58 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.52 points to settle at 80.52.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 13.6 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios incorporate earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending between November and August 2023.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose $1.95 after ending at $87 with the swapping of 10,515 shares, Caribbean Cement advanced 50 cents in closing at $57.50 with an exchange of 127,191 stocks, Eppley dipped $2 to $33 in trading 3,704 stock units. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund advanced $2.59 to close at $39.99 in switching ownership of 124 units, Guardian Holdings climbed $60 to end at $560 with 323 stock units changing hands, Jamaica Broilers fell 65 cents to $26.85 in transferring 6,640 units. Jamaica Producers declined 78 cents to close at $22.22 with an exchange of 34,293 stocks, Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped $1 to $15 with 23,974 shares crossing the market, Kingston Properties rose 61 cents to $6.62 with the swapping of 6,958 shares. Kingston Wharves rallied $1.14 to end at $34.99 after exchanging 86,935 stock units, Massy Holdings popped $2.48 to $80.50 after 4,734 stocks were traded, PanJam Investment climbed $1 to $58 in an exchange of 5,336 units. Seprod advanced 50 cents to end at $69 after a transfer of 192 shares, Supreme Ventures rose 84 cents in closing at $25.25 with 15,251 units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments gained 42 cents to close at $12.92 after 8,699 stock units cleared the market and Sygnus Real Estate Finance rallied 85 cents to finish at $9.90 in trading 11,598 stocks.

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

A day of decline for the JSE Main Market

For a second consecutive day, the volume of stocks traded on the Main Market on Wednesday declined, with a fall of12 percent as the value dropped 23 percent lower than on Tuesday, after the trading of 53 securities similar to Tuesday, with 19 rising, 24 declining and ten ending unchanged.
JMMB Group traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $32 and QWI Investments closed at a 52 weeks’ low of 61 cents.
A total of 6,016,425 shares were traded for $56,503,512, down from 6,830,613 units at $73,463,083 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 113,517 units at $1,066,104 versus 128,879 shares at $1,386,096 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 199,577 units at $1,488,174 down from 204,819 units at $1,513,886 on the previous trading day. October closed with an average of 231,243 units at $1,464,224.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 1.95 million shares for 32.4 percent of total volume followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 705,686 units for 11.7 percent of the day’s trade and Transjamaican Highway with 568,392 units for 9.4 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index gained 909.90 points to close at 381,023.03, the JSE Main Index dropped 2,865.97 points in closing at 335,632.44 and the JSE Financial Index lost 1.43 points to settle at 80.00.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 12.4 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratios incorporate earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending between November and August 2023.
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, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund popped $1.38 in closing at $37.40 as investors exchanged 3,440 shares, GraceKennedy rose 94 cents to $82.05 after a transfer of 129,110 stock units, Guardian Holdings dropped $74.98 to $500, with 24 stocks clearing the market. Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed $1 to $16 in trading 39,224 units, Kingston Properties dipped $1.19 to $6.01 with an exchange of 334 stocks, Kingston Wharves gained $2.35 to close at $33.85 with the swapping of 100,981 stock units. Massy Holdings shed $2.08 to end at $78.02 in trading 1,886 units, Mayberry Investments gained 59 cents in closing at $7.15 after a transfer of 6,529 shares, NCB Financial rallied $1 to $85 in exchanging 94,262 units. PanJam Investment lost $1 to end at $57 with the swapping of 15,143 stocks, Portland JSX declined $1.20 to $9 with investors transferring 979 stock units, Proven Investments advanced $1.99 in closing at $27.99 with one share changing hands. Scotia Group fell $2.30 to $32.70 in exchanging 83,040 shares, Supreme Ventures dropped $1 to close at $24.41 in switching ownership of 48,664 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments rallied 98 cents in ending at $12.50 after trading 3,000 stocks and Sygnus Real Estate Finance dipped $1.05 to settle at $9.05 with a transfer of 150 units.
In the preference segmentEppley 5% preference share declined 49 cents to $22.50 in exchanging 52 units and JMMB Group 7.25% preference share gained 43 cents to end at $3.38 after trading 5,876 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE Main Market rallies

Declining stocks dominated trading on The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Tuesday with 53 securities trading compared to 55 on Monday and leading to  17 rising, 20 declining and 16 ending unchanged after a 43 percent decline in the volume of stocks traded, value 9 percent higher than on Monday.
A total of 6,830,613 shares were exchanged for $73,463,083 versus 12,066,242 units at $67,419,300 on Monday.
Trading averaged 128,879 units at $1,386,096 versus 219,386 shares at $1,225,805 on Monday and month to date, an average of 204,819 units at $1,513,886 down from 209,746 units at $1,522,176 on the previous trading day. The average trade for October ended at 231,243 units at $1,464,224.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 1.10 million shares for 16.2 percent of total volume followed by Mayberry Investments with 922,741 units for 13.5 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 711,341 units for 10.4 percent market share.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 771.52 points to close at 380,113.13, the JSE Main Index rallied 573.98 points to 338,498.41 and the JSE Financial Index inched 0.27 points higher to  81.43.
The PE Ratio, a formula to ascertain appropriate stock values, averages 13.4 for the Main Market. The JSE Main and USD Market PE ratio incorporate earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with the financial year ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and eight with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments dropped $2.10 to close at $85 after trading 8,149 shares, First Rock Real Estate climbed 65 cents to $13 with an exchange of 5,343 stocks, GraceKennedy declined $4.39 to $81.11 with the swapping of 69,076 stock units. Jamaica Broilers advanced $1.35 to $27.48 after 11,106 units crossed the market, JMMB Group dipped $1.30 to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $32.70 in switching ownership of 25,563 units, Kingston Wharves rallied $1.50 to $31.50 with investors transferring 235,701 stocks. Mayberry Investments lost 43 cents to end at $6.56 trading 922,741 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy fell $6 to $78 with a transfer of 700 stock units, Proven Investments advanced 50 cents in closing at $26 with an exchange of 10,862 shares. Supreme Ventures shed 52 cents to finish at $25.41 with 51,545 units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments fell 48 cents to $11.52 while transferring 21,865 stock units.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.75% preference share lost 60 cents to settle at $20.50 after an exchange of 189 stocks and Jamaica Public Service 9.5% dipped $40 to end at $2,960 with the swapping of one unit.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.