21 stocks fell 9 rose & 4 new highs

Mayberry traded 2.7 million shares to close at $2.88.

Mayberry traded 2.7 million shares to close at $2.88.

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in 41 securities changed hands with the prices of 9 stocks rising, 21 declining and ending with 5,742,458 units trading, valued at only $25,119,327, in all market segments. The last minute trade in some stocks with just a few units, raises questions about their validity.
The number of securities trading on Thursday is by far the largest, since IC Insider has been reporting from 2013. At the close, JSE Market Index gained 404.52 points to 99,499.43, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 452.29 points to close at 109,963.28, after trading over 110,000 points during the day and the JSE combined index gained 356.44 points to close at 101,656.34. JSe sum 14-5-15There were 4 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ high in the entire market.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with offers that were lower.
Stocks trading include, Barita Investments closed trading with 151,783 shares to end 11 cents lower at $2.26, Berger Paints had 9,858 shares trading with a gain of 8 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $2.08, Cable & Wireless lost altitude by dropping 2 cents in trading 723,882 units, to end at 46 cents. Caribbean Cement trading 315,244 shares with the price falling to $4.20 rising back to $5, Desnoes & Geddes closed at $7.10 with 15,300 units trading, Grace Kennedy traded 106,525 shares to close down by 50 cents at $64.50 after trading as high as $65.25. The stock is unlikely to get any help in trading for the next few days as they reported lower profits in the March quarter with profit of $589 million versus $833 million in 2014. Hardware & Lumber traded just 1,750 shares to lose 25 cents to $10.75, Mayberry Investments traded 2,735,521 units up $3 but fell back to closed at $2.88, All the Mayberry shares were purchased through Mayberry Investments, JSE fn qts 14-5-15with JMMB Securities virtually all units with most being sold from JMMB inventory and bought by Mayberry for in house purposes. National Commercial Bank closed with a 51 cents loss with 92,298 shares trading to close at $30.50, Sagicor Group had just 14,630 shares trading at $12.15. Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 68 cents with 9,427 shares trading, to end at $7.28, following first quarter report showing a big jump in profit to $570 million, from $242 million, in 2014, as the acquisition of a hotel in Montego Bay pumped up revenues and profit in the quarter, in the best period for income in the hotel sector. Salada Foods gained 25 cents with just 2,672 shares trading at $9.25, Scotia Investments ended shedding 25 cents while trading 2,150 shares to end at $24.75, Seprod ended with 120,515shares trading at $18.25 and Proven Investments had 5,000 shares trading to close at an all-time high of 21.25 US cents.

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