Mixed fortune for JSE Main market

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

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

Negative August start for JSE Majors

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

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

Mixed trading for JSE Main Market

On the penultimate trading day of July, market activity ended with mixed on Thursday, just one stock separating stocks rising and declining after an exchange of 18 percent fewer shares, with 41 percent higher value than on Wednesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index added just 48.11 points to end at 460,076.56, the JSE Main Index shed 405.69 points to finish at 420,886.99 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.23 points to 103.72.
Similar to Wednesday, 49 securities traded, with 20 rising, 19 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines appropriate stock values, averages 16.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
A total of 11,830,600 shares traded for $136,776,530 versus 14,440,911 units at $97,082,889 on Wednesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 38.8 percent after 4.59 million shares changed hands, followed by Radio Jamaica 13.2 percent, with 1.56 million units and QWI Investments 9.1 percent after an exchange of 1.08 million units.
Trading averaged 241,441 units at $2,791,358, compared to 294,712 shares at $1,981,283 on Wednesday. Trading month to date averages 321,606 units at $15,666,712, in contrast to 325,554 units at $16,300,774 on Wednesday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose $1.20 to end at $84.70 after exchanging 8,897 shares, Eppley popped $5.77 to $41.87 in trading 1,017 stocks, GraceKennedy lost 30 cents to finish at $99.70 in switching ownership of 117,507 stock units, Guardian Holdings shed $9 to $640 with the swapping of 3,932 units. Jamaica Broilers popped 49 cents to $36.49 in exchanging 6,875 shares, Jamaica Producers rallied $1.50 to $23.50 after transferring 1,500 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 53 cents to $17.83 in trading 3,054 stocks. JMMB Group fell 48 cents to $37.40 with a transfer of 252,605 stock units, Kingston Properties gained 36 cents to end at $9.90 in switching ownership of 5,437 units. Mayberry Investments fell 20 cents to $5.70 in exchanging 11,932 stocks, NCB Financial declined $3 to $139 after 23,985 shares cleared the market. Palace Amusement popped $30 to close at $1,050 in switching ownership of 75 units, Pulse Investments lost 25 cents in closing at $3.76 with the swapping of 414,730 shares, Sagicor Group declined $1 to $55 with 57,606 stock units crossing the market, Scotia Group spiked 50 cents to $41.50 with 446 units clearing the market and Supreme Ventures shed 50 cents at $20 in switching ownership of 10,621 stocks.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 7% rose 24 cents to $1.84 in trading 541 units.

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

Strong rebound for Main Market on Wednesday

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Market activity ended on Wednesday with the indices rebounding strongly after advancing stocks outnumbered declining ones, with the volume of shares traded up 5 percent, but the value dropped 44 percent lower than on Tuesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
At the close at trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index bolted 4,368.07 points to 460,028.45, the JSE Main Index climbed 3,966.51 points to end at 421,292.68 and the JSE Financial Index rose 1.49 points to 103.95.
Trading ended with 49 securities compared to 50 on Tuesday, with 21 stocks rising, 14 declining and 14 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, averaged 16.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 14,440,911 shares trading for $97,082,889 versus 13,712,829 units at $174,075,107 on Tuesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 27.2 percent for an exchange of 3.93 million shares, followed by JMMB Group 7.5% preference share 24.3 percent, with 3.51 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 12.4 percent exchanging 1.79 million units.
Trading averaged 294,712 units at $1,981,283 compared to 274,257 shares at $3,481,502 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 325,554 units at $16,300,774, compared to 327,152 units at $17,042,482 on Tuesday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 16 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments fell $1.20 to $83.50 with the swapping of 3,683 shares, Berger Paints rose 64 cents to $13.74 with 29 stocks crossing the market, Caribbean Cement rallied 50 cents to $93.50 in trading 61,824 stock units. Caribbean Producers popped 30 cents to $4.85 with 41,147 shares changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund shed $1 to settle at $42 in transferring 545 units, GraceKennedy rose $1 to $100 in an exchange of 149,602 stocks. Guardian Holdings bolted $8 to $649 with the swapping of 11,460 stock units, Jamaica Producers gained 29 cents in closing at $22 after exchanging 5,000 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange slipped 53 cents to $17.30, with the swapping of 3,117 units. JMMB Group lost 37 cents to settle at $37.88, with 59,540 stocks clearing the market, Kingston Wharves shed 34 cents to end at $47.66 with 5,080 stock units crossing the market, Mayberry Jamaican Equities popped 33 cents to $9 in exchanging 34,122 shares. NCB Financial Group rose 50 cents to $142 with 8,605 stocks clearing the market, Palace Amusement shed $1 to end at $1,020 in transferring 67 units, Scotia Group popped $2.01 to $41 after 325,790 stock units crossed the exchange and Supreme Ventures advanced $1.25 to $20.50, with 708,931 shares changing hands.
Guardian Holdings 2025 6.5% corporate bond traded 5 million units and rose 29 cents to $103.32.

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

Declining stocks control on Tuesday

Declining stocks were the dominant feature of trading activity on Tuesday, with the market indices falling for a second consecutive day after almost twice the number of stocks declined than those gaining, with the volume of shares traded climbing 78 percent and the value rising 34 percent above Monday levels, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 1,098.23 points to 455,660.38, the JSE Main Index dropped 1,177.18 points to end at 417,326.17 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.31 points to close at 102.46.
Trading ended with 50 securities down from 51 on Monday, with the prices of 16 rising, 26 declining and eight remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines the appropriate value stocks, averages 16.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 13,712,829 shares trading for $174,075,107, up from 7,709,340 units at $130,066,476 on Monday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 15.7 percent of total volume for 2.15 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund 12.5 percent, with 1.72 million units, Wisynco Group 12.5 percent, with 1.71 million units, Radio Jamaica 12.4 percent, after trading 1.70 million units and Transjamaican Highway 7.7 percent after exchanging 1.06 million units.
Trading averaged 274,257 units at $3,481,502, compared to 151,164 shares at $2,550,323 on Monday. Trading month to date averages 327,152 units at $17,042,482, in contrast to 330,103 units at $17,799,233 on Monday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 13 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose $1.20 to $84.70 with the swapping of 5,696 shares, Berger Paints shed $1.73 to finish at $13.10 after an exchange of 5,700 units, Caribbean Cement gained 50 cents to close at $93 in trading 22,003 stocks. Caribbean Producers lost 45 cents to settle at $4.55 in switching ownership of 408,848 stock units, Eppley declined $3.40 to end at $36.10 in transferring 787 units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $1 to end at $43 with 3,368 stock units changing hands. First Rock Capital fell $1.04 to finish at $13.50 in an exchange of 65,704 shares, Grace Kennedy shed 22 cents in closing at $99 with the swapping of 565,520 units, Guardian Holdings dropped $7 to $641 in trading 4,495 stock units. Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents at $36 in switching ownership of 618,309 stocks, Jamaica Stock Exchange rallied 33 cents to $17.83 with the swapping of 39,371 units, JMMB Group slipped 43 cents to $38.25 after clearing the market of 168,439 shares. Key Insurance picked up 29 cents to close at $4.80 with 162,141 stock units changing hands, Kingston Wharves shed 99 cents to $48 with a transfer of 68 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 38 cents to finish at $8.67 with an exchange of 2,242 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy jumped $18.51 to $138 after 64 units cleared the market, NCB Financial spiked $2.50 to $141.50 in trading 31,831 stock units, Palace Amusement bolted $41 to $1,021 with the swapping of 4 stocks. Proven Investments popped 89 cents to $34.99 with 33,406 units clearing the market, Sagicor Group rose $2.08 to $56 with 20,997 shares crossing the exchange, Scotia Group spiked 29 cents to $38.99, with 58,593 stocks trading. Seprod popped 50 cents to $70.50 in transferring 404,614 units, Sterling Investments shed 20 cents to end at $2.80 with the swapping of 350,000 stock units and Wisynco Group gained 29 cents to finish at $15.99 in switching ownership of 1,714,772 shares.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.50% preference shares fell $1.91 to end at $12.89, with 1,900 units crossing the exchange.

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

JSE Main Market falters to start of week

Market activity ended with the market declining after an equal number of stocks gained and fell on Monday, with an exchange of 51 percent fewer shares valued 24 percent more than on Friday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,091.39 points to 456,758.61, the JSE Main Index shed 853.02 points to end at 418,503.35 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.48 points to 102.77.
Trading ended with 51 securities compared to 49 on Friday, with 19 stocks rising, 19 declining and 13 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, averages 16.6 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 7,709,340 shares trading for $130,066,476 versus 15,681,808 units at $104,944,658 on Friday and 5 million units of corporate bonds traded. Jamaica Broilers led trading with 30.5 percent of total volume for an exchange of 2.35 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway with 13.9 percent for 1.07 million units for 13.9 percent of the day’s trade and QWI Investments with 7.7 percent for 594,882 units.
Trading averaged 151,164 units at $2,550,323, compared to 320,037 shares at $2,141,728 on Friday. Trading month to date averages 330,103 units at $17,799,233, in contrast to 340,903 units at $18,719,581 on Friday. June ended with an average of Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints spiked $1.13 to $14.83 with 2,083 shares crossing the exchange, Eppley fell $3.50 to $39.50 in trading 367 stocks. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund shed 50 cents ending at $42 in exchange of 265 stock units, First Rock Capital lost 35 cents to finish at $14.54 with a transfer of 10,832 shares, Guardian Holdings fell $2 to $648 after exchanging 2,419 units. Jamaica Broilers rallied 48 cents to $36.50 with 2,353,116 shares crossing the market, JMMB Group pushed 36 cents higher to $38.68 in switching ownership of 74,727 stocks, Key Insurance shed 49 cents to $4.51, with 548,051 units clearing the market, Kingston Properties spiked $1.15 to $9.55 with 609 stock units changing hands. Kingston Wharves shed 95 cents to $48.99 in switching ownership of 3,600 stocks, Margaritaville slipped 77 cents to $14.50 with the swapping of 1,226 stock units, Mayberry Investments climbed 35 cents to $6.05 in exchanging 10 units, NCB Financial shed $1 to $139 after transferring 22,714 stocks, 138 Student Living lost 30 cents to close at $4.50 in exchanging 27,372 units, Pan Jam Investment fell $1 to $64 in switching ownership of 685 stocks. Portland JSX advanced $1.20 to $9.20 with the swapping of 541 units, Proven Investments fell 90 cents to $34.10 after exchanging 15,417 shares, Radio Jamaica spiked 11 cents to end trading at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $2.15, with 578,444 shares clearing the market. Sagicor Group dropped $1.83 to $53.92 with the transfer of 55,508 units and Seprod gained 90 cents to end at $70 in exchanging 83,359 stocks.

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

Rally for JSE Main Market

Market activity ended on Friday with a 25 percent rise in the number of stocks trading with value jumping 125 percent over Thursday’s level leading to a rise in the All Jamaican Composite Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index popped 853.62 points to 457,850.00, the JSE Main Index dipped 52.77 points to 419,356.37 and the JSE Financial Index inched 0.08 points higher to 103.25.
Trading ended with 49 securities compared to 52 on Thursday, with 21 stocks rising, 22 declining leaving six unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative stock value, averages 16.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 15,681,808 shares trading for $104,944,658 versus 12,497,532 units at $46,668,151 on Thursday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 34.1 percent of total volume after exchanging 5.34 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund, with 32.2 percent for 5.06 million units and Carreras 3.9 percent, with 610,110 units.
Trading averaged 320,037 units at $2,141,728, compared to 240,337 shares at $897,464 on Thursday. Trading month to date averages 340,903 units at $18,719,581, in contrast to 342,188 units at $19,740,077 on Thursday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 14 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints shed $1.30 to end at $13.70 in trading 1,713 shares, Caribbean Cement rose 30 cents to close at $92.50 with the swapping of 58,979 shares. Eppley rallied $3.30 to settle at $43 after exchanging 9,860 stocks, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund shed 50 cents to end at $42.50 with a transfer of 1,393 units, GraceKennedy spiked $1.22 to $99.22 with 67,577 stocks crossing the market. Guardian Holdings dropped $14 to $650 after 1,474 stock units crossing the market, Jamaica Broilers shed 48 cents to $36.02 in switching ownership of 117,897 shares, Jamaica Producers declined $2.36 to $21.64 with 25,860 stocks changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 34 cents to close at $17.31 in transferring 39,838 stock units, Kingston Wharves rose 44 cents to $49.94 in switching ownership of 5,128 stocks, Margaritaville spiked 77 cents to $15.27 in trading 300 units. Palace Amusement dived $120 to $980 with 102 stocks crossing the exchange, Scotia Group lost 37 cents to $38.75 in trading 126,690 shares, Seprod rallied $1.98 to $69.10 in switching ownership of 90,663 stock units, Sterling Investments gained 20 cents to finish at $3 in exchanging 101,297 units and Supreme Ventures popped 30 cents to close at $19.25 with the swapping of 201,367 shares.
In the corporate bond market, Guardian Holdings 6.5% due 2025 traded 14 million units at $101.28.

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

JSE majors climb for a second day

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

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

Rising stocks push up market

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

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

Main Market pull back

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

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