14 JSE stocks rise 7 fall on Wednesday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered moderate losses in the main indices with just over 30 points drop at the close on Wednesday as advancing stocks out-paced decliners.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index lost just 38.40 points to close at 337,480.52 and the JSE Index fell a mere 34.99 points to close at 307,482.85.
Trading in the main market ended with 12,872,984 units valued at $191,208,699 compared to 2,446,501 units valued $62,753,272 on Tuesday.
Market activities resulted in 26 securities trading including 3 in the US dollar market compared to 27 securities trading on Tuesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 14 stocks advanced, 7 declined and 5 closed unchanged.
Supreme Ventures released second quarter results after the market closed with lower profit in the second quarter of $432 million from $502 million in the 2017 quarter. For the half year, profit of $1.05 billion was realized versus $920 million in 2017. Quarterly reports are expected from NCB Financial and Caribbean Cement on Thursday but Proven Investments that was also expected to report, will not do so until August.
The day’s volume was led by, Jamaica Broilers with 3,750,148 units and 29.13 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Jamaica Stock Exchange with 2,659,680 units 20.66 percent, Carreras with 2,607,344 units, accounting for 20.25 percent of the day’s volume, Wisynco Group concluded trading with 1,894,754 stock units and Jamaica Producers traded 1,291,459 shares.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement rising $1 and finished trading 24,225 shares at $41, Grace Kennedy jumped $1.24 to $53, with just 100 stock units trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 59 cents and closed trading at $7.99, NCB Financial Group fell 50 cents and ended trading with 20,560 shares at $96.50, PanJam Investment lost 55 cents and closed at $52.45, with 7,553 stock units, Sagicor Group settled at $38.50, after falling 33 cents in trading 9,418 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 90 cents and end at $14.95, with 11,661 units. Salada Foods climbed 90 cents, trading 10,000 stock units at $12.50, Scotia Group climbed $1.75 to end at $52.00, in exchanging 9,281 units and Supreme Ventures ended at $15.10, after gaining 59 cents as 240,095 shares traded.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 45,640 units valued at US$11,330 as JMMB 6% ended with a gain of 2 cents and closed at $1.05 in trading 4,070 stock units, Proven Investments rose 1.1 cent to 18.10 US cents with 33,900 shares trading and Sygnus Credit Investments closed with 7,670 units trading with a gain of 1 cent t0 12 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 4.60 points to 151.29.
Trading resulted in an average of 559,695 units valued at an average of $8,313,422 compared to 106,370 units valued at an average of $2,728,403 for each security traded on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 165,957 units valued at $3,192,366 compared to 145,966 units valued at $2,917,169 on Tuesday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
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