Richard Byles next BOJ governor

BOJ interest rate & cash reserves cut will help push demand in the economy.

Word reaching IC Insider.com is that the next Governor of Jamaica’s central bank will be the past CEO of Sagicor Group, Richrad Byles.
Byles has a bachelors degre in economics from the University of the West Indies and a Master degree  in National Development and Planning from the University of Bradford. He is widely accepted to have played a major role in transforimng both the PanJam group and Sagicor Group.
Bryan Wynter who serves as the current governor of the central bank demits office later this year.

10 records in 10 days for JSE main market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange chalked up its 10th consecutive session at record high as JMMB Group traded at a new high of $42.50, up from $39.61 at the close on Wednesday and NCB Financial Group trading at a record $184.50.
At 11.17 am, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 2,642.74 points to a record high of 483,354.79 and the JSE Index climbed 2,674.49 points to another record 440,231.57. The Junior Market rose 20.71 points to 3,128.48. The market moved on to higher levels as NCB traded at a new all-time high of $184.85 as the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index raced 6,813.16 points to a record high of 487,225.21 and the JSE Index surged 6,191.68 to 443,748.76 at mid-day.
If the market hold on to the gains, it would have broken through resistance at 480,000 points on the All Jamaica index and should be heading for the next level of resistance at 520,000 points.

Juniors drop 100 points AJI up 12,190 pts

With less than 15 minutes to the close of trading, the Junior Market index dropped 99.56 points 3,057.15 but the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 12,189.89 points to a record 470,855.28.

The JSE Index surged 11,077.42 points to a new record of 428,872.50 as Scotia Group traded at $53 and NCB Financial Group trades at $155 but was, up to $164 earlier in the day and PanJam Investment jumped $7.50 to $97.50.

Wigton Windfarm had less demand and traded 196 million shares and now trades at 69 cents.

Junior Market drops 82 points

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Big fall in the price of Express Catering dropped to $6.70 from $7.98 and Caribbean Producers fell for $4.80 on Friday to $4.40 to do major damage to the Junior Market index that dropped 81.51 points to 3,057.15.
In the main market, NCB Financial Group traded up to $159.45, up from a close of $153 on Friday, PanJam jumped $7 to $97, Wisynco rose 20 cents to $15.95 and Caribbean Cement leaped from $73 to $79.98 helping to push the JSE main market to another record high at 10:50 am.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 6,557.71 points to a record 465,223.10 and the JSE Index climbed 5,959.24 points to a new record of 423,754.32. Wigton Windfarm traded 97 million shares were up to 80 cents.

10th record closing high for JSE

Wigton Windfarm traded 472.8 million shares to close at a record 83 cents and NCB Financial Group closed at $153 to help push the JSE main market to a tenth record close for the year.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 4,339.37 points to a record close of 458,665.39 and the JSE Index climbed 3,943.35 points to a new record of 417,795.08.
Wigton Windfarm shares were trading for the second day on the exchange after a successful Initial Public Offer and has gained just over 60 percent so far. The market closed with Wigton having 129 million shares on the bid to buy and 39.8 million units on offer of shares. The stock closed with 10.9 million units on the bid at 83 cents and 2.09 million units are on offer at 84 cents.
Meanwhile the Junior Market index traded with a gain of 10.21 points to close at 3,138.66.

JSE post record high but…

Wigton Windfarm traded at 65 cents, Scotia group climbed to $51 and Wisynco Group traded at a new high of $15.99 to push the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index up 6,219.13 points to a record 457,965.13 after 47 minutes of trading.
At the same time, the JSE Index jumped 5,651.57 points to a new record of 417,158.72. The main market indices may be overstated with Wigton shares exceeding the maximum of 65 cents permitted for the day.
The moves beat the intraday high reached on Friday when the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,367.16 points to 456,944.87 after 51 minutes of trading and the JSE Index rose 1,242.38 points to a then new record of 416,231.54.
The market index has since pulled back the record high with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index now 2,587.10 points to 454,333.08 after 72 minutes of trading and the JSE Index is up 2,138.24.57 points to a new record of 413,754.53. Meanwhile the Junior Market index trades 23.87 points up at 3,122.36.

Wigton opens at 65 cents

Wigton stock could double soon.

Shares of the latest public offer of Wigton Windfarm, will start trading today on the Jamaica Stock Exchange when the market opens at 9:30 at 65 cents.
Within minutes of opening more than 8 million shares were on the bid between 35 cents (just 1 bid) and 76 cents with sellers offering more than 12 million units to sell between 60 cents and $5
After a few minutes of trading just under 7 million shares traded at 65 cents. The shares will be restricted to a maximum price rise of 15 cents today or 30 percent of the IPO price, which is the maximum the stock exchange circuit breaker rule permits. If the bid closes at 84 cents at the close of trading then it can trade as high as $1.09 on Friday when the market reopens after the Labour day holiday.
The stock should be very liquid and that may constrain the price movement as speculators take profit early. The PE ratio of the stock is 8.5 times earnings but with many main market stocks priced in the 15 times region Wigton could get to that valuation and sell just under $1.
Mayberry Investments the main broker for the issue stated that the public sector pool was oversubscribed accordingly and all Public Sector workers who applied for less than 15 million shares were fully allocated while investors from the general public, were fully allocated up to 8.5 million shares.

Wigton shares list today

Wigton stock could double soon.

Shares in the highly sought after Wigton Windfarm will start trading today on the Jamaica Stock Exchange when the market opens at 9:30 this morning.
The shares that saw more than 31,000 investors the 11 million units that were on offer was heavily oversubscribed and persons within the financial market expects that it will trade at a premium to the 50 cents offer price. The shares will be restricted to a maximum price rise of 15 cents today or 30 percent of the IPO price, which is the maximum the stock exchange circuit breaker rule permits. If the bid closes at 84 cents at the close of trading then it can trade as high as $1.09 on Friday when the market reopens after the Labour day holiday.
The stock should be very liquid and that may constrain the price movements as speculators take profit early. The PE ratio of the stock is 8.5 times earnings but with many main market stocks priced in the 15 times region Wigton could get to that valuation and sell just under $1.
Mayberry Investments the main broker for the issue stated that the public sector pool was oversubscribed accordingly and all Public Sector workers who applied for less than 15 million shares were fully allocated while investors from the general public, were fully allocated up to 8.5 million shares.

New record close for JSE

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended at a new record close on Thursday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 6,867.07 points to  a record close of 455,577.71 and the JSE Index climbing  6,240.31 points to end at all all-time closing high of 414,989.16.
Today’s close bettered the records reached on 8h of this when the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index ended at 454,946.71 and the JSE Index closed at 414,415.74.
Thursday’s big move was fueled by a near $5 jump in the price of JMMB Group following an announcement that the group will invest a minimum of US$200 million in Alignvest Acquisition ll Corporation, a publicly-traded Special Purpose Acquisition Corporation that is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. AQY is currently seeking to acquire 100% of the ordinary shares of Sagicor Financial Corporation a Barbados based life assurance company. According to the release from JMMB upon the completion of het acquisition of SFC. AQY and SFC will then collapse into a new single entity (New Sagicor). Following the completion of the investment transaction, JMMBGL will own no less than 20 percent of the shareholdings of New Sagicor.
Also contributing to the sharp rise in the indices are movement in the prices of NCB Financial, PanJam Investment, Sagicor Group, Scotia Group and Seprod.

Wigton shares now fully allocated

Wigton IPO prospectus is out.

Successful investors in the public share offer of Wigton Windfarm will see the shares trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange at the commencement of trading next week Wednesday.
Mayberry Investments (MIL) the main broker for the issue announced the allocation of shares. In a release on the allocation, MIL stated that the public sector pool was oversubscribed accordingly, all Public Sector workers who applied for less than 15 million shares were fully allocated. The remaining Reserved shares are allocated sequentially, in tranches of 10,000 units until the Reserved Pool was exhausted. Members of the general public who applied for less than 8.5 million shares, received full allocation, the remaining shares were allocated sequentially in tranches of 10,000 units.
Refunds to applicants who are clients of Mayberry, will be credited to their accounts, by end of today, 15 May, refunds for non-Mayberry clients will be made available to the selling agent or location where the application was first received by 16 May.
All Applicants will receive a formal letter from the Jamaica Central Securities Deposit advising them of their respective allotment of Shares in the Company in due course.