14 up 13 down on JSE – Tuesday

Exchange place Trading on the Jamaica stock market on Tuesday remains modest, with just 2,299,731 units valued at $26,990,419 in all market segments changing hands. The junior market accounted for 626,581 shares valued at $2,868,043 of all trades. All market indices lost ground as stocks declining were almost equal to the ones rising.
A total of 39 securities traded 3 more than on Monday, with the prices of 14 stocks rising, 13 declining, including 3 stocks rising and 8 declining from the junior market. The market is in a consolidating mode with the indices rising and falling from day to day, with no new information to cause a break out.
The JSE Market Index dropped 400.51 points to end at 160,709.71.The all Jamaica Composite Index declined 447.93 points to close at 178,563.97 and the JSE combined index fell 538.83 points, to end at 171,544.13.
ICI JSE sum 05-07-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 11 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 9 with lower offers. At the end of market activities, Cable & Wireless lost 10 cents trading 202,701 shares to close at $1.10, Caribbean Cement gained $1 to close at $25 but with just 290 shares trading, Carreras traded a mere 650 shares but gained 60 cents to $65.40, Ciboney traded 35,000 shares at 21 cents, 1834 Investments traded 31,000 shares to close at $1. Grace Kennedy gained 50 cents and closed at $120.50 with 7,280 units changing hands, Jamaica Broilers ended with 92,592 units changing hands and gained 20 cents to close at $15 as the company released audited accounts showing earnings per share of $1.44, up from 86 cents as the Jamaican operations saw a surge in segment profits of nearly $1 billion. Jamaica Producers traded 6,950 units after rising 90 cents to end at $49, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 28,804 shares but fell $1.10 to close at $24, Kingston Wharves traded 2,907 units and gained 45 cents to close at $15.01, Margaritaville Turks traded 164,600 shares at 20.5 US cents up from 19 US cents on Monday. Mayberry Investments closed with 15,000 shares changing hands at $3.56, for a gain of 1 cent, National Commercial Bank ended with just 2,936 units changing hands with a rise of 10 cents to $42. IN-JSE fn Qts 05-07-16Pan Jamaican Investment Trust rose 47 cents in trading 7,185 shares to close at $25.48, Radio Jamaica fell 20 cents to close with 38,074 shares changing hands at $1.45, Sagicor Group ended with 212,900 shares changing hands at $23.05, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 903,896 shares but lost 3 cents to close at $10.12. Scotia Group fell $1 with 2,792 shares trading to close at $31, Scotia Investments ended with 49,334 shares trading to close at $26, Seprod held firm at $16.60 while trading 5,000 units. Proven Investments traded 17,950 units to close at 16 US cents, down from 16.99 US cents and JMMB Group 7.25% preference share traded 15,000 units to close with a fall of 30 cents at $2.15.

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