6 days of decline for JSE Main Market

Stocks declined for a sixth straight day at the close of activity on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with the market trading 66 percent more stock units, after 53 percent more funds supported trading activity over that on Monday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dived 2,990.07 points to 449,128.28, the Main Index fell 2,885.86 points to 409,567.27 and the JSE Financial Index lost 1.06 points to settle at 100.12.
Trading ended with 51 securities compared to 47 on Monday, with 21 stocks rising, 22 declining and eight closing unchanged. The PE Ratio of the Main Market averages 15.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 18,303,242 shares trading for $861,108,533, up from 11,076,496 units at $563,895,212 on Monday. Radio Jamaica led trading with 6 million shares to control 33 percent of total volume, with the stock hitting an intraday high of $4.30 to finish at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $4.04. NCB Financial Group followed, with 5.86 million units and 32 percent of the day’s trade and Wigton Windfarm with 1.46 million units for 8 percent market share and Mayberry Jamaican Equities controlled 1.25 million units, with 6.9 percent market share.
Trading averaged 358,887 units at $16,884,481, up from 235,670 shares at $11,997,770 on Monday. Trading month to date, averages 540,468 units at $9,552,607, compared to 553,812 units at $9,013,810 on Monday. Month to date trading, averages 322,932 units at $15,201,099.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 13 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments lost 23 cents in ending at $92.77 in trading 34,183 shares, Berger Paints fell 48 cents to $13.12 after  913 stock units changed hands, Caribbean Cement surged $7 to a record high of $104 while exchanging 49,694 stocks. GraceKennedy popped $1 to $101 in trading 63,601 shares, Guardian Holdings dropped $30 to an all-time low of $575 with an exchange of 8,493 units. Jamaica Producers shed $1.99 to close at $21.50, exchanging 226,120 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 87 cents to $16.37 after exchanging 18,340 stocks. JMMB Group dropped 99 cents to $38 in an exchange of 94,028 stock units, Kingston Wharves gained $1.49 to end at $48, after 15,658 shares crossed the market, NCB Financial Group shed $1.29 to $130.25, with 5,861,813 stock units crossing the market, Palace Amusement spiked $72.99 to $1034, with 93 units clearing the market, PanJam Investment shed $2.50 to $62.50, with an exchange of 2,513 shares. Proven Investments rose 40 cents to $33 after 5,768 stocks changed hands, Radio Jamaica bolted 80 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $4.04 after trading 5,994,344 stock units.

Sagicor Group lost $5.25 in ending at $52 after exchanging 169,589 stock units, Seprod fell $3.50 to $64 with 8,721 stocks changing hands. Supreme Ventures dropped 48 cents to close at $18.02 trading 164,627 stocks and Sygnus Credit Investments declined 25 cents to end at $14.75 in trading 62,463 shares.
In the preference segment, 138 Student Living Preference share climbed 57 cents to $6 after exchanging 852 shares. Eppley 8.25% fell 42 cents to $6.05 after trading 2,539 stocks\ and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% Preference share surged $23.50 to $104 in an exchange of 6,420 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

5 days of losses for JSE Majors

Market activity ended on Monday, with the market declining for a fifth consecutive day after fewer stocks moved higher than declining, with an exchange of 93 percent fewer shares valued by 59.5 percent less than on Friday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index lost 2,254.61 points to settle at 452,118.35, the JSE Main Index lost 1,907.97 points to settle at 412,453.13 and, the JSE Financial Index dropped 1.12 points to settle at 101.18.
Trading ended with 47 securities compared to 51 on Friday, with 17 rising, 19 declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio averages 15.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 11,076,496 shares trading for $563,895,212, sharply down from 148,849,986 units at $1,392,050,084 on Friday. NCB Financial led trading with 31.3 percent of total volume, after an exchange of 3.46 million shares, followed by Radio Jamaica 15.2 percent, with 1.69 million units, Wigton Windfarm accounted for 12.2 percent, from 1.35 million units and Pulse Investments ended with 9.5 percent after trading 1.05 million shares.
Trading averaged 235,670 units at $11,997,770, compared to 2,918,627 shares at $27,295,100 on Friday. Trading month to date, averages 553,812 units at $9,013,810, in contrast to 576,923 units at $8,797,046 on Friday. Trading month to date, exceeds July, with an average of 322,932 units at $15,201,099.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and eight stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments lost 50 cents to close at $93, after 33,403 shares crossed the exchange, Berger Paints spiked 59 cents to $13.60 in exchanging 10,682 stocks, Caribbean Cement popped $3.57 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $97 after trading 18,596 units, Eppley gained $1.80 to end at $41.80, with 655 stock units changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped 63 cents to $39.41 with the swapping of 4,015 units. GraceKennedy shed $1 to close at $100 after exchanging 663,004 shares, Guardian Holdings declined $5 ending at a low of $605, since listing this year, trading 4,191 shares. JMMB Group rallied 99 cents to $38.99 in switching ownership of 69,677 stocks, Mayberry Jamaican Equities climbed 39 cents to $9.39 after exchanging 4,002 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy spiked $16 to $136, with 731 shares crossing the market, NCB Financial fell $1.47 to $131.54, with 3,464,932 units clearing the market. Palace Amusement shed $63.99 to $961.01 while exchanging 171 stock units, Proven Investments rose $2.55 to $32.60 in trading 69,166 units, Sagicor Group rose 25 cents to $57.25 in an exchange of 169,719 shares, Scotia Group climbed $1.20 to $40 while exchanging 27,735 stocks, Seprod declined 50 cents to close at $67.50 after exchanging 5,025 units. Supreme Ventures shed 50 cents to $18.50, 7,932 stocks changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments spiked 98 cents to $15 in switching ownership of 47,248 stock units and Wisynco Group rallied 19 cents to $15.84, with 35,271 shares clearing the market.
In the preference segment JMMB Group 7.25% dropped 25 cents in ending at $1.25, with an exchange of 40,106 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

RJR down to 7 spot, Dolphin joins ICTOP10

Dolphin Cove returns to the ICInsider.com TOP10 list after a very long absence. The company’s half year results show a major upturn in fortunes, with prospects of good full year results. The stock replaces CAC2000 that slipped out of the top list.
Dolphin Cove reported a profit of US$1.24 million in the June quarter or 49 cents in Jamaican currency, thus wiping out the first quarter loss of US$155,000 and seems on target to generate around $3.3 million in profit for the year.
Last week’s number one Main Market stock – RJR, dropped to position 7 this week, with the price jumping to $3.50 from $2.25 last week. It could be out of the TOP10 next week if buying interest continues to come into the market, with the stock gaining 60 percent for the week and a respectable 91 percent for the year to date. That is not a bad performance for a stock sold for $1.10 in December last year and one that not many investors looked at until recent results were released. Interestingly, while many investors looked elsewhere, the smart money was laser focused on the future and the boom in revenues that was to come from growth in various areas of the economy that would increase advertising spend and push quarter profits to record levels. The smart money bought 52 million shares on April 6 last year, at an average of $1.33. On April 13, 95.4 million units were picked up and 67.7 million on April 27 at $1.26. The next big buy was August 17th, with 10 million units at $1.30 and 0n October 19 with 20 million units.
Outside the Junior and Main markets TOP10, investors should watch AMG Packaging and Sterling Investments.
After more than a year and a half at the top of the ICTOP10 listing Radio Jamaica finally broke lose this week, with the price hitting new daily 52 weeks’ highs and ended at $3.50 on Friday. The top three Main Market stocks are now headed by Berger Paints, with the potential to gain 277 percent, followed by JMMB Group and Guardian Holdings, with expected gains of 202 to 277 percent for the three, versus last weeks’ 200 to 300 percent.
The top three stocks in the Junior Market are Elite Diagnostic, followed by Stationery and Office Supplies that fell on Friday to $5.75, from $7.43 last week and General Accident, with all three having the potential to gain between 221 percent and 295 percent, compared to 256 and 336 percent, last week.
Last week, a few companies’ profit results were highlighted; one that was not and came out with less than exciting profit numbers is Elite that is top of the Junior Market listing. The company came to the market with much promise but has failed to deliver on its promise. A close assessment of the June results shows an increase in revenue in each quarter in the last fiscal year over the prior quarter, suggesting that if the trend continues, the current fiscal year should see a big rise in revenues and profits. The paying of a dividend that is greater than the reported profit for the last fiscal year is an indication that things are likely to be better in the current year. The other factor is that EBITA is strong with a fairly stable depreciation charge of 20 percent of revenues.
This past week the average gains projected for the Junior Market moved from 193 percent to 207 percent and Main Market stocks from 180 percent to 172 percent.
The Junior Market closed the week with an average PE of 11.4 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings and currently trades well below the target of 20 and the recent historical average of 17 for the period to March this year, based on 2020 earnings.
The JSE Main Market ended the week with an overall PE of 15.6, a little distance from the 19 the market ended at in March, suggesting a 17 percent rise at a PE of 19 and 23 percent at a PE of 20 from now to March 2022. The Main Market TOP 10 trades at a PE of 7.6, with a 41 percent discount to the PE of that market, well off the potential of 20.
The TOP10 stocks are not always the best in the market but are likely to be the best winners within a fifteen-month period. IC ranked stocks to filter out the big winners, allowing investors to focus on potentially big winners and help to keep out emotional attachments to stocks.
 IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to March 2022 and ranked in order of potential gains, based on likely increase for each company, considering the earnings and PE ratios for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and result in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings per share are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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Trading spikes on Friday for JSE majors

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Market activity ended on Friday with a fourth consecutive day of decline after three stocks falling for every two that rose, with volume traded and value surging 567 percent and 650 percent higher than on Thursday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index slipped 158.71 points to 454,372.96, the Main Index dropped 804.45 points to settle at 414,361.10 and the JSE Financial Index dipped 0.08 points to end at 102.30.
A total of 51 securities traded compared to 53 on Thursday, with 16 stocks rising, 24 declining and 11 remaining unchanged one stock closed at a 52 weeks’ high and three at 52 weeks’ lows. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 15.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 148,849,986 shares trading for $1,392,050,084 versus 22,302,736 units at $185,523,053 on Thursday. Mayberry Jamaican Equities led trading with 86.6 percent of total volume after exchanging 128.94 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm 4.3 percent, with 6.4 million units, JMMB Group with 2.8 percent for 4.11 million units, Transjamaican Highway with 1.9 percent after 2.87 million units traded and Radio Jamaica with 1.8 percent for 2.73 million shares.
Trading averaged 2,918,627 units at $27,295,100, compared to 420,806 shares at $3,500,435 on Thursday. Month to date Trading averages 576,923 units at $8,797,046, in contrast to 376,542 units at $7,214,159 on Thursday. July ended with an average of 322,932 units at $15,201,099.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has twelve stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments fell 49 cents to $93.50 in exchanging 11,172 stocks, Berger Paints shed 69 cents to close at $13.01 in trading 7,316 units, Caribbean Cement spiked $2.43 to $93.43 after 15,013 stock units crossed the exchange, First Rock Capital popped 30 cents to $12.87 in swapping 32 shares, Guardian Holdings fell $10 to at $610, the lowest price since listing earlier this year in switching ownership of 1,503 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 24 cents to finish at $17.24 with a transfer of 1,529 units, JMMB Group shed $1.85 to $38 after exchanging 4,105,538 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined $17.80 to $120 with 326 stock units crossing the market, NCB Financial shed 99 cents in closing at $133.01 after transferring 212,348 stock units, Palace Amusement dropped $115 to $1,025 with 26 shares changing hands. PanJam Investment advanced $3.18 to $65 with the swapping of 1,559 units, Portland JSX dived $2.20 to $7, with 4,824 stocks crossing the market, Proven Investments declined $3.97 to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $30.05 with an exchange of 56,205 shares. Pulse Investments shed 21 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.09 in trading 628,045 stocks, Radio Jamaica rose 7 cents to end at a 52 week’s closing high of $3.57 in trading 2,732,191 units, Scotia Group shed 90 cents to $38.80 in trading 7,235 stock units. Seprod popped $6.80 to $68 with the swapping of 52,385 shares, Stanley Motta rose 67 cents to $5.90 in switching ownership of 2,079 units, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 93 cents to end at $14.02 in an exchange of 56,400 stocks and Victoria Mutual Investments rallied 41 cents to $5.76 after exchanging 13,647 stock units.

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

JSE Main Market down again

The Jamaica Stock Exchange  Main Market slipped moderately for a third consecutive day when market activity ended on Thursday with declining stocks outnumbered rising ones, after an exchange of 127 percent more shares valued 98 percent higher than on Wednesday.

The All Jamaican Composite Index lost 916.98 points to settle at 454,531.67, the JSE Main Index shed 587.19 points to 415,165.55 and the JSE Financial Index added 0.19 points to end at 102.38.
Trading ended with 53 securities compared to 52 on Wednesday, with 12 stocks rising, 27 declining and 14 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 15.4 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
A total of 22,302,736 shares were traded for $185,523,053, up from 9,829,573 units at $93,904,028 versus 9,829,573 units at $93,904,028 on Wednesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 57.3 percent of total volume for an exchange of 12.76 million shares, followed by Mayberry Investments 9.2 percent with 2.04 million units. JMMB Group 7.5% preference share accounted for 6.5 percent with 1.46 million units and Transjamaican Highway 5.3 percent with 1.19 million units changing hands.
Trading averaged 420,806 units at $3,500,435, compared to 189,030 shares at $1,805,847, on Wednesday. Trading month to date averages 376,542 units at $7,214,159, in contrast to 372,221 units at $7,576,640 on Wednesday. July ended with an average of 322,932 units at $15,201,099.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments dropped $3.89 to $93.99 after exchanging 48,170 shares, Caribbean Cement fell $2.99 to $91 with a transfer of 806,615 stock units. First Rock Capital lost 39 cents to end at $12.57 with an exchange of 31,470 stock units, GraceKennedy fell $2.05 to $101 in trading 71,940 shares. Guardian Holdings dropped $30 in closing at $620 in exchanging 1,176 stock units, Jamaica Broilers lost 57 cents to finish at $35.03 trading 66,111 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 24 cents in ending at $17 after crossing the exchange with 52,694 stocks. JMMB Group rose $1.85 to $39.85 with the swapping of 599,245 shares, Kingston Properties rallied 25 cents to $10.25, with 8,265 stock units crossing the market, Margaritaville advanced $1.77 to $15.17 with 1,630 stocks changing hands. Mayberry Jamaican Equities slipped 29 cents to $9.10 in transferring 328,458 units, Proven Investments shed 51 cents to $34.02 in exchanging 29,546 shares. Pulse Investments lost 26 cents to close at $3.30 in switching ownership of 261,421 units, Radio Jamaica spiked 52 cents to end at 52 weeks’ closing high of $3.50, after hitting a new intraday high of $3.85 in the morning session, in completing an exchange of 669,972 stock units, Salada Foods rallied 28 cents to $7.39, with 2,552 units crossing the exchange, Scotia Group fell 30 cents to end at $39.70, with an exchange of 261,002 shares. Seprod declined $4.80 in closing at $61.20 in trading 21,923 stocks and Victoria Mutual Investments dipped 35 cents at $5.35 with 126,154 units clearing the market.
In the preference segment, Eppley 5% popped 25 cents to close at a record $20.25 in switching ownership of 5,000 stocks and 138 Student Living preference share, fell $2.57 to $5.43 after exchanging 1,576 shares.

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

JSE Main Market gives up over 8,400 points

Market activity led the All Jamaican Composite Index to shed 40.92 points 455,448.65 at the close of trading after the market shot up 8,411 points to 463,900.77 after 15 minutes of trading in the morning session on Wednesday, with more stocks rising than declining, but with the volume and value of stocks trading dropping 88 and 94 percent respectively, compared to Tuesday as the curtain closed for the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The JSE Main Index dipped 308.45 points to 415,752.74 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.26 points to end at 102.19.
Trading ended with 52 securities compared to 51 on Tuesday, with 23 stocks rising, 15 declining and 14 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 15.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 9,829,573 shares trading for $93,904,028 versus 84,136,115 units at $1,594,752,619 on Tuesday. Radio Jamaica, with led the volume traded with 34.5 percent after an exchange of 3.39 million shares, Wigton Windfarm followed in controlling 17.3 percent with 1.7 million units, Sagicor Select Financial Fund 13.7 percent, with 1.35 million units and Transjamaican Highway with 11.7 percent after 1.15 million units changed hands.
Trading averaged 189,030 units at $1,805,847, compared to 1,649,728 shares at $31,269,659 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 372,221 units at $7,576,640, in contrast to 391,623 units at $8,187,803 on Tuesday. July averaged 322,932 units at $15,201,099.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has twelve stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rallied $6.88 in closing at 52 weeks’ high of $97.88 with an exchange of 111,164 stock units, Caribbean Cement advanced $1.49 to $93.99 with 143,483 units crossing the market, Caribbean Producers gained 35 cents to end at $5 after clearing the market with 1,010 units, Eppley shed 66 cents to close at $40 with the swapping of 2,109 stocks, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund fell $1.16 to $40 in switching ownership of 1,679 shares, First Rock Capital shed 89 cents to $12.96 in exchanging 6,973 stocks. GraceKennedy fell $1.75 to $103.05 with 224,330 stock units crossing the market, Guardian Holdings dropped $20 to $650 in trading 7,082 shares, Jamaica Producers advanced $1.49 to end at $23.49 in an exchange of 19,072 stock units, Kingston Wharves fell 99 cents ending at to $46.51 with a transfer of 1,206 units. Margaritaville declined $1.79 to a 52 weeks’ low of $13.40 after exchanging 13,797 stocks, Mayberry Investments spiked 35 cents to $6 in switching ownership of 19,480 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities rose 89 cents to $9.39 in transferring 12,440 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy rallied $16.80 to $137.80 after exchanging one stock unit, NCB Financial Group advanced $2 to $134 with 108,613 stock units crossing the market, Palace Amusement popped $89.20 to $1,140 with one share changing hands. PanJam Investment gained 40 cents to finish at $62 in switching ownership of 34,611 stocks, Radio Jamaica gained 23 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.98 after 3,388,414 shares changed hands. Sagicor Group shed 78 cents to close at $57 after 28,498 stocks crossed the exchange, and Seprod spiked $1 to $66 with 13,166 shares changing hands.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.25% rose 42 cents to $6.48 with the swapping of 1,050 units.

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

Supreme Ventures turn to dominate

For a second consecutive trading day another stock, investors traded more than $1 billion in one stock, with Barita Investments hitting the mark on Monday and Supreme Ventures on Tuesday as trading in the stock dominated market activity with 88 percent of total volume after an exchange of 74 million of the company’s shares worth $1.4 billion as market activity ended on Tuesday, with the all indices declining after the volume of shares traded surged 155 percent, with 14 percent lower value than on Monday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.

Supreme Ventures traded most shares

The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 1,259.20 points to settle at 455,489.57, after moving as high as 460,535 points in the morning session. The Main Index fell 762.92 points to 416,061.19 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.14 points to end at 102.45.
Trading ended with 51 securities compared to 49 on Monday, with 20 stocks rising, 21 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. Radio Jamaica ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high, while Barita Investments traded at an intraday high of $99.84 after supply dried up at lower prices. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 15.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 84,136,115 shares trading for $1,594,752,619 versus 32,951,304 units at $1,845,967,733 on Monday. JMMB Group, with 2.3 percent for 1.91 million units, had the second highest volume for the day, Transjamaican Highway was next, with 1.3 percent for 1.1 million units, Radio Jamaica ended, with 1.2 percent for 1.04 million and PanJam Investment traded 1.2 percent of the day’s volume, with 1 million units.
Trading averaged 1,649,728 units at $31,269,659, compared to 672,476 shares at $37,672,811 on Monday. Trading month to date averages 391,623 units at $8,187,803, in contrast to 245,797 units at $5,512,406 on Monday. July ended with an average of 322,932 units at $15,201,099.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three securities with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose 76 cents to end at $91, with 119,965 units crossing the market. Caribbean Cement spiked $2 to $92.50 with an exchange of 13,502 stock units, Eppley fell $1.20 to $40.66 in trading 1,278 stocks. First Rock Capital rallied $1.85 to $13.85 after exchanging 5,867 stock units, GraceKennedy bolted $3.80 to $104.80 in trading 10,111 shares, Guardian Holdings popped $55 to $670 with the swapping of 363 units. Jamaica Broilers shed 69 cents in closing at $35.51 after an exchange of 3,370 stock units, Jamaica Producers declined $1.48 to $22 with 1,000 stocks changing hands, JMMB Group gained 27 cents to close at $38.02 with 1,906,600 shares crossing the market, Kingston Properties rose 50 cents to $10 in transferring 1,148 stocks, Mayberry Investments slipped 55 cents to $5.65 with 45 units crossing the exchange. Mayberry Jamaican Equities shed 30 cents to $8.50 with the swapping of 800 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy spiked $1 to $121 with an exchange of 100 stock units, NCB Financial dropped $7.50 to $132 with an exchange of 4,246 shares. 138 Student Living dropped 65 cents to $4.45 in switching ownership of 2,945 stock units, Palace Amusement rallied $17.04 to $1,050.80 after 94 stocks cleared the market, PanJam Investment shed 82 cents to $61.60 with a transfer of 1,001,621 shares, Radio Jamaica gained 14 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.75 while exchanging 1,035,575 unit, Sagicor Group popped 28 cents to close at $57.78 with 186,602 stocks changing hands. Salada Foods shed 25 cents to end at $7.25 in exchanging 30,795 units. Scotia Group lost 31 cents to finish at $39.99 in an exchange of 35,083 stock units, Seprod dropped $4 to close at $65 with the swapping of 117,010 stocks, Supreme Ventures rose 44 cents in ending at $19 after 74,165,054 shares crossed the market and Sygnus Credit Investments popped 20 cents to $15.10 with 16,555 stocks changing hands.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.25% fell 42 cents to $6.06 after exchanging 448 units.  

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

Barita Main Market dominant trade

Barita Investments was the dominant traded at the close of market activity on Monday, with an exchange of just over 19 million shares with a value of $1.6 billion as the market ended with modest rises in the indices after the number of shares exchanged climbed 88 percent carrying a value 2021 percent higher than on Friday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.

Barita Investments headquarters

The All Jamaican Composite Index squeezed out a rise of 230.52 points to settle at 456,748.77, the Main Index eked out a 95.36 points rally to 416,824.11 and the JSE Financial Index popped just 0.09 points to 102.59.
Trading ended with a total of 49 securities changing hands compared to 46 on Friday, with 19 stocks rising, 22 declining and eight remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 15.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 32,951,304 shares trading worth $1,845,967,733 versus 17,455,607 units at $87,019,322 on Friday. Barita Investments led trading with 58.8 percent of total volume for an exchange of 19.38 million shares and accounting for 58.8 percent of total volume, followed by Transjamaican Highway with 10.1 percent for 3.33 million units, Jamaica Broilers cornered 9.2 percent, with 3.02 million units, Wigton Windfarm had 6.3 percent for 2.08 million units and Radio Jamaica ended with 3.5 percent after trading 1.15 million units.
Trading averaged 672,476 units at $37,672,811, compared to 379,470 shares at $1,891,724 on Friday. Trading month to date averages 245,797 units at $5,512,406, in contrast to 192,325 units at $1,482,074 on Friday. July ended with an average of 322,932 units at $15,201,099.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments spiked $7.24 to $90.24 with an exchange of 19,379,347 shares, Berger Paints gained 22 cents in ending at $13.74 after trading 54,600 stock units, Caribbean Cement fell $3.49 to $90.50, with the swapping of 7,931 stocks. Caribbean Producers dipped 36 cents $4.64 in transferring 13,326 units, Eppley rose $1.42 to $41.86 with 4,938 stock units crossing the market, First Rock Capital shed $1.50 to $12 with 29,541 stocks clearing the market, GraceKennedy fell $2 to $101 in switching ownership of 637,615 shares. Guardian Holdings slid $5 to $615 in trading 766 units, Jamaica Broilers lost 26 cents to end at $36.20 with 3,023,439 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers rallied $1.98 to $23.48 in trading 6,300 stock units. JMMB Group declined $2.25 to $37.75 with 280,003 stocks crossing the exchange after trading at an intraday high of $43.47, Kingston Properties popped 20 cents to $9.50 after exchanging 1,301 stocks, Margaritaville popped $1.67 to $15.27 in an exchange of 5,047 shares, Mayberry Investments rose 45 cents to $6.20 in transferring 64,783 stock units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $17.80 to $120 with an exchange of 2,500 units, NCB Financial spiked $7.50 to $139.50 after 35,309 stocks crossed the exchange, PanJam Investment shed 58 cents to $62.42 with 14,151 stock units clearing the market. Proven Investments slipped $1.10 to $34.40 in exchanging 16,665 shares, Radio Jamaica gained 36 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.61 with the swapping of 1,149,429 shares, Sagicor Group lost 40 cents t close at $57.50 with an exchange of 46,317 stock units, Salada Foods rallied 30 cents to $7.50 with the swapping of 21,230 shares, Scotia Group rose 70 cents to $40.30 with 7,222 stocks crossing the exchange. Seprod advanced $3 to $69 with 6,412 units changing hands, Stanley Motta dipped 58 cents to $5.41 in transferring 4,000 stock units and Supreme Ventures dipped 43 cents to $18.56 with 19,369 shares changing hands.
In the preference segment, Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share plunged $24.50 to $80.50 with 510 shares clearing the market.

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

CAC hits ICTOP10 as RJR stuns market

The leading Main Market ICInsider.com TOP10 listed Radio Jamaica stuns the market this week with blow out first quarter profit of $110 million that compares well with $171 million reported in the last fiscal year, profit could be higher but for a near $70 million provision for bad debt and would have put the result close to our first quarter profit forecast of it beating 2021 full year results.
The bad news is that many persons ignore ICInnsider.com’s forecast of great things to come from the company, with many chasing after it on Friday after the release of the results on Thursday. Some readers bought into the vision but not all. The good news is that, with projected earnings of 45 cents per share, there is much room for this stock to run. The other good news is that there is much more to be gained by owning the stock as the company completes projects that will boost revenues and grow profits in the years to come.
The last dividend paid was 2 cents in July of 2019; before that, 2 cents in September 2016 and 10 cents in September 2015, although profit was only 9 cents per share. A dividend seems due for September this year, and with profits up in the 2021 fiscal year and year to date, shareholders could be looking at an early Christmas present.
The RJR results came close to the end of earning season for the June quarter and stimulated strong buying in the stock, with 9.2 million shares changing hands on Friday, the highest since 8.25 million units were traded on the 19 of July, the second trading day after the company released full year’s results to March. Interest has been building in the stock from the full year release and could get stronger as ICInsider.com gathers that there is good buying interest in it.  
With those strong results and the promise of 45 cents per share to be earned for this year and 80 cents in the next year, one would be forgiven if they felt that RJR should be dislodged from the ICTOP10 listing. Well, the top three Main Market stocks are headed again by Radio Jamaica, but the potential gains rose from 296 percent to 300 percent, even as the price moved up to a 52 weeks’ closing high of $2.25 from $2.02 last week, due to upgrading in the earnings to 45 cents per share or $1.1 billion. RJR is followed by Berger Paints, with earnings per share upgraded to $2.45 and JMMB Group, with expected gains of 200 to 300 percent for the three, versus last weeks’ 191 to 296 percent.
CAC2000, a stock with little focus from investors replaces Jetcon Corporation in the Junior Market ICTOP10. Investors should keep watch on CAC2000, with the strong growth in the construction sector that could benefit them.
The PE Ratio of the TOP 10 Junior Market stocks trade at a 44 percent discount to the market average and Main Market stocks 54 percent, indicating the potential gains in these stocks compared with many of those outsides of them.
The top three stocks in the Junior Market, are Elite Diagnostic, followed by General Accident and Medical Disposables, with the potential to gain between 221 percent and 295 percent compared to 256 and 336 percent, last week. Medical Disposables reported vastly improved revenues and profit for the June quarter even without reporting any income from acquiring the 60 percent majority ownership in Cornwall Enterprises. The price of General Accident has languished from last year, even as expansion pointed to improved results for them. They reported a profit of $166 million for the June quarter and $202 million for the half year with EPS of 16 cents and 20 cents respectively, putting them in line to exceed 60 cents for the full year with the last quarter usually the period with highest profits. Caribbean Brokers recorded increased revenues as well as increased expenses, some to promote products. Losses increased in the June quarter and half year, but late 2020 was the period that profit was reported. JMMB Group reported improved June results that more than doubled over 2020 even as cost rose faster than revenues.
This past week, the average gains projected for the Junior Market moved from 218 percent to 193 percent and Main Market stocks to 180 percent from 175 percent.
The Junior Market closed the week with an average PE 12.6 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings and currently trades well below the target of 20 and the recent historical average of 17, for the period to March this year based on 2020 earnings.
The JSE Main Market ended the week with an overall PE of 16.3, a little distance from the 19 the market ended at in March, suggesting a 17 percent rise at a PE of 19 and 23 percent at a PE of 20 from now to March 2022. The Main Market TOP 10 trades at a PE of 7.5, with a 46 percent discount to the PE of that market, well off the potential of 20.
For the Junior Market to trade at the historical average, the PE Ratio would have to rise 38 percent and requires a rise of 63 percent to reach the targeted PE of 20 by March 2022. Main Market stocks would have to rise by 17 percent to hit a PE of 19 and 23 percent to get to the target of 20. The Junior Market Top 10 stocks average PE is a mere 6.9, just 54 percent of the market average, indicating substantial gains ahead.
The TOP10 stocks are not always the best in the market but are most likely to be the best winners within a fifteen-month period. IC ranked stocks to filter out the big winners, allowing investors to focus on potentially big winners and help to keep out emotional attachments to stocks.
 IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to March 2022 and ranked in order of potential gains, based on likely increase for each company, considering the earnings and PE ratios for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and result in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings per share are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

Persons who compiled this report may have an interest in securities commented on in this report. 

Radio Jamaica grabs market share

Media house RJR traded most shares on Friday.

Market activity ended on Friday with Radio Jamaica finishing as the leading stock with 53 percent of volume traded after investors gobbled up 9.21 million shares, following the release of the June quarter results and pushing the price to a 52 weeks’ high, with the overall volume and value of shares traded climbing 87 percent and 103 percent respectively over Thursday’s out turn on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 518.74 points to 456,518.25, the Main Index slipped 312.91 points to 416,728.75 and the JSE Financial Index added 0.39 points to end at 102.50.
Trading ended with 46 securities compared to 50 on Thursday, with 14 stocks rising, 20 declining and 12 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 15.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 17,455,607 shares traded for $87,019,322, up from 9,341,446 units at $42,964,627 on Thursday. QWI Investments was the second leading trade, with 11 percent after an exchange of 1.92 million units, Transjamaican Highway chipped in, with 8.4 percent for 1.46 million and Wigton Windfarm ended with 8 percent for an exchange of 1.39 million units.
Trading averaged 379,470 units at $1,891,724, up from 186,829 shares at $859,293 on Thursday. Trading month to date averages 192,325 units at $1,482,074, in contrast to 167,373 units at $1,427,454 on Thursday. July ended with an average of 322,932 units at $15,201,099.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments advanced $2.96 to $83 with 900 shares crossing the market, GraceKennedy spiked $1.05 to $103 after 271,057 shares cleared the market, Guardian Holdings climbed $4 to $620 in switching ownership of 978 stock units. Jamaica Producers declined $2 to $21.50 in trading 138 units, JMMB Group popped $1.80 to $40 with an exchange of 216,175 stocks, Margaritaville lost 35 cents to finish at $13.60 in exchanging 7,270 stock units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities fell 40 cents to $8.80 with a transfer of 13,763 stocks, NCB Financial declined $3.49 to $132 with 21,781 stock units crossing the exchange, Proven Investments spiked $1.09 to $35.50 in switching ownership of 8,102 stock units. Pulse Investments fell 40 cents to $3.50 with the swapping of 679,437 shares, Salada Foods lost 59 cents in ending at $7.20 in an exchange of 52,240 stock units, after posting results that exceeded that of 2020 but well below amounts required to support the stock at recently elevated prices, Scotia Group shed 20 cents in closing at $39.60 and trading 72,819 stocks and Seprod fell $2.90 to $66 with 5,713 shares clearing the market.

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