JSE stocks down again – Friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market retreated for the second day when trading ended on Thursday with the All Jamaican Composite Index dropping 471.19 points to 333,056.79 while the JSE Index slipped 429.31 points to close at 303,452.35 as declining stocks dominated trading.
Market activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 28 securities trading, compared to 30 on Tuesday of which 9 advanced, 16 declined and 3 traded firm.
At the close of market activity 2,827,566 units valued at $112,242,230 traded compared to 4,703,010 shares valued at $61,534,534 changed hands, on Thursday.
Trading volume was dominated by NCB Financial Group with 766,949 units followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 568,164 units and Caribbean Cement Company with 289,511 units.
Stocks with major price changes are, Berger Paints lost 50 cents to $20.50, Caribbean Cement rose $2 to $42, Grace Kennedy rose 50 cents to end at $50.50, Jamaica Broilers declined by 90 cents trading 25,789 stock units to end at $22.10, Portland JSX lost 87 cents to end at $9.25, Sagicor Group lost 95 cents and settled at $38.15 and Sterling Investments climbed $2.50 to close at $9.50.
Trading resulted in an average of 108,753 units valued at an average of $4,317,009 for each security traded. In contrast to 180,885 units valued at an average of $2,366,328 on Thursday. For the month to date 195,519 units traded with an average value of $6,383,337 and on the previous day 203,633 units traded with an average value of $6,596,529 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 87,503 units valued at US$13,558 traded with Proven Investments ended trading with 46,245 units at 20 US cents, Sterling Investments lost 1.10 cents and ended trading at 10.4 US cents with 41,268 shares changing hands. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.50 points to close at 162.28.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.

JSE majors up 2561 points for week – Friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange pulled back at the close of trading on Friday as declining stocks was 60 percent more than as those advancing to end a week that had 2 days of new record close and still ended the week 2,561 points ahead of the close of the previous week.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined 471.19 points to 333,056.79 while the JSE Index slipped 429.31 points to close at 303,452.35.
Just 26 securities traded on Thursday, resulting in 9 advancing, 15 declining and 2 remaining firm resulted in activity amounting to just 2,827,566 units valued at $112,242,230.
In market activity, Berger Paints fell 50 cents and ended at $20.50, with 102,177 stock units, Carreras lost 28 cents in concluding trading at $10, with 171,700 units, Caribbean Cement jumped $2 to $42 while trading 289,511 shares, Ciboney Group rose 1 cent to settle at 13 cents, trading 100,000 shares, Grace Kennedy gained 50 cents and ended trading at $50.50, with 5,120 shares. Jamaica Broilers declined by 90 cents, trading 25,789 stock units to end at $22.10, with, Jamaica Producers gained 10 cents and finished trading at $16.95, with 1,654 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7.20, with 2,500 shares after rising 17 cents, JMMB Group ended at $29.45, trading 219,128 shares with a rise of 45 cents. Kingston Properties fell 35 cents concluded trading at 52 weeks’ low of $5, with 6,000 shares, Kingston Wharves fell 35 cents and finished at $45.65, with 26,730 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments shed 44 cents and settled at $6.06, with 26,247 units, NCB Financial Group shed 49 cents and ended trading at $99.50, with 766,949 shares. 1834 Investments traded at $1.09 after rising 3 cents with 30,000 shares changing hands, 138 Student Living lost 8 cents and settled at $4.60, with 1,000 units, PanJam Investment closed at $51.45, with 27,225 stock units, Portland JSX lost 87 cents to end at $9.25, with 10,000 units, Radio Jamaica finished at $1.05, with 71,058 shares. Sagicor Group settled at $38.15 and lost 95 cents after trading 73,246 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund eased 1 cent and settled at $13.79, with 14,201 shares. Scotia Group rose 57 cents in closing trading at $50.60, with 46,014 units, Sterling Investments dropped $2.50 and closed at $9.50, with 591 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 30 cents and ended at $14.20, with 72,325 shares. Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading with a fall of 10 cents at $4, exchanging 568,164 stock units and Wisynco Group rose 4 cents, finishing at $9.84, with 169,237 units. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.5% lost 4 cents and finished at $1.04, with 1,000 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE stocks down again – Friday .”

Juniors recover some ground on Friday

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, recovered some of the losses suffered over the previous three days, as advancing stocks out-numbered declining ones on Friday, still leaving the index below the 3,000 mark.
At the close of market activities, the Junior Market Index advanced 31.90 points to 2,993.40 as 21 securities changed hands, resulting in as the prices of 10 securities rising, 5 declining and 6 remaining unchanged. On Thursday there was trading in 20 securities.
The volume and value traded fell over 60 percent below Thursday’s levels, with volume traded declining to 2,292,770 units valued at $10,680,659, compared to 6,809,242 units valued at $27,253,969 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 109,180 units for an average of $508,603 in contrast to 340,462 units for an average of $1,362,698 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 151,951 units valued at $795,273 and previously 155,908 units valued at $821,793. May closed with an average of 217,589 units, valued at $1,322,452 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Blue Power ended trading 50 cents higher at $28.50, with 1,000 stock units changing hnads, Caribbean Flavours jumped $1.93 to close at $11, with 2,000 shares traded, Consolidated Bakeries finished trading at $2.10, with 48,500 units, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 10 cents at $11.50, exchanging 1,500 shares, Express Catering gained 11 cents to close at $6.96, with 71,643 stock units trading, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 7 cents at $3.05, exchanging 36,587 stock units. FosRich Group rose by 38 cents to land at $2.98, with 21,436 shares, GWest Corporation finished trading with a loss of 23 cents at $2.22, with 11,567 shares changing hands, Honey Bun closed 25 cents higher at $5, exchanging 100 stock units, Iron Rock ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.95, with 40,961 units. Jamaican Teas finished trading at $5.50, with 174,438 units, Jetcon Corporation closed 10 cents higher at $4.10, with 9,464 shares, Knutsford Express traded 25 cents higher at $12, with 100 units, Lasco Distributors rose 5 cents to $4.25, with 135,635 shares, Lasco Financial closed with a gain of 15 cents at $5, trading 78,477 shares. Lasco Manufacturing ended with 1,192,669 shares trading at $4.20, Main Event concluded trading 30 cents higher at $7.80, with 30,500 stock units, Medical Disposables finished with a loss of 10 cents at $5, trading 126,888 units, Paramount Trading settled at $3, with 3,179 shares changing hands and Stationery and Office ended trading at $7.75, with 12,926 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 8.25% finished trading at $6, with 293,200 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. 

Junior Market down 109 points in 3 days

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The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered further losses on Thursday in declining 46 points, bringing the loses to 108.55 in three days and the market closed at 2,961.50.
At the close of market activities, 20 securities changed hands versus 18 trading on Wednesday, resulting in as the prices of 5 securities rising, 8 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
The volume and value traded jumped over Wednesday’s levels, with a 96 percent rise in the volume traded to 6,809,242 units and 48 percent rise in the value traded to $27,253,969 compared to 3,476,318 units valued at $18,368,654 on Wednesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 340,462 units for an average of $1,362,698 in contrast to 193,129 units for an average of $1,020,481 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 155,908 units valued at $821,793 and previously 138,077 units valued at $769,532. May closed with an average of 217,589 units, valued at $1,322,452 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended at $2.10, with 1,200 stock units traded, CAC 2000 finished at $9, exchanging 1,300 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 10 cents to close at $5, with 15,000 shares, Caribbean Producers lost 23 cents to close at $5, with 300 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2.10, with 63,000 shares exchanged. Derrimon Trading jumped $2.44 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $11.60, with 5,750 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.12, with 15,351 units, Eppley ended trading 82 cents higher at $10, with 3,900 shares traded, Express Catering closed with a loss of $1.10 to $6.85, with 350,210 shares. FosRich Group finished trading at $2.60, with 1,144,462 shares trading, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 25 cents at $4.75, after exchanging 104,000 shares, Iron Rock finished at $3.05, with 500 shares, Key Insurance finished trading at $4, trading 9,015 shares. Knutsford Express ended 25 cents higher at $11.75, with 5,000 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 24 cents at $4.20, in exchanging 48,971 stock units, Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 30 cents at $4.85, with 47,634 units, Lasco Manufacturing fell 25 cents to close at $4.20, with 4,973,719 shares. Main Event ended trading with a loss of 50 cents at $7.50, with 5,722 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading 30 cents higher at $3, with 964 stock units and Stationery and Office gained 15 cents in closing at $7.75, with 13,244 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. 

Demand up for several JSE stocks – Thursday

Seprod shares dived by $5 on Thursday.

Investors pushed the Jamaica Stock Exchange down from record close on when traded ended on Thursday with the All Jamaican Composite Index dropping 3,165.63 points to 333,527.98 while the JSE Index slipped 2,884.25 points to 303,861.66.
While the main market indices fell, the order book for a number of main market stocks, shows buying interest rising. Caribbean Cement with more than 276,000 units on the bid at $40, Grace with bids at $50 and rising with very limited offers, Jamaica Broilers with god bids above $22 and limited offers, JMMB group with bids at $29 against limited offers, Scotia Group with strong bids around the $50 region and limited supply.
At the close on Thursday, 30 securities traded in the main and US dollar markets, up from 24 on Wednesday and resulted in 10 advancing, 12 declining and 8 remaining firm. Market activity ended with 4,703,010 shares valued at $61,534,534 changing hands, up from 2,236,723 units valued at a mere $34,192,073 trading on Wednesday.
Carreras closed trading with 2,060,114 units or 43.80 percent of traded volume, followed by Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share closed with 1,315,000 units or 27.96 percent of the day’s volume and Sagicor Group ended with 341,597 units amounting to 7.26 of the day’s traded volume.
Stocks with major price changes are, Berger Paints rose 49 cents to $21, Caribbean Cement fell $2 to $40, Grace Kennedy lost $1 to end at $50, JMMB Group climbed $1.40 to end at $29, NCB Financial Group rose $1.74 and ended trading at $99.99, Sagicor Group rose 60 cents and settled at $39.10, Scotia Group dropped $1.47 in closing at $50.03, Seprod dived $5 to finish trading at $31, Sterling Investments climbed $4.20 to close at $12 and Supreme Ventures ended at $14.50, after falling 80 cents.
Trading resulted in an average of 180,885 units valued at an average of $2,366,328 for each security traded. In contrast to 101,669 units for an average of $1,554,185 on Wednesday. For the month to date 203,633 units traded with an average value of $6,596,529 and on the previous day 205,980 units traded with an average value of $7,083,190 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 448,195 units valued at US$62,443 traded with Proven Investments ended trading with 3,800 units and fell of 3 cents to 20 US cents, Sterling Investments rose 2.5 cents and ended trading at 11.5 US cents with 438,095 shares changing hands and in the US dollar preference sector, JMMB Group 5.25% closed with a loss of 25 cents at US$2 with 5,000 units trading and JMMB Group 6% closed at US$1 trading 1,300 units. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.50 points to close at 162.28.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.

Another record close for JSE – Wednesday

Investors pushed the Jamaica Stock Exchange to yet another record close, when traded ended on Wednesday.
At the close the All Jamaican Composite Index rising 686.42 points to close at 336,693.61 and the JSE Index climbed 625.40 points to 306,765.91.
Market activities resulted in 24 securities trading, compared to 25 on Tuesday in the main and US dollar markets of which 11 advanced, 7 declined and 6 traded firm.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement with a rise of $2.50 to $42, Grace Kennedy rose $1 to end at $51, JMMB Group lost 65 cents to end at $27.60, Kingston Properties lost 65 cents to end at $5.35 and Sagicor Group lost 70 cents and closed at $38.50. Supreme Ventures traded at a new high of $16 and ended at a new record close of $15.30.
The volume of stocks trading on the main market declined sharply to 2,236,723 units valued at a mere $34,192,073, down sharply from 11,446,622 units valued at $579,818,518 on Tuesday. Wisynco Group traded just 1,080,201 units to be the only security trading over a million shares.
Trading resulted in an average of 101,669 units valued at an average of $1,554,185 compared to 497,679 units valued at an average of $25,209,501 for each security traded on Tuesday. For the month to date 205,980 units traded with an average value of $7,083,190 and on the previous day 215,958 units traded with an average value of $7,679,455 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 74,305 units valued at just US$42,963 traded with Proven Investments trading 45,525 units and gained of 3 cents to close at 23 US cents and in the US dollar preference sectors JMMB Group 6% closed at US$1 with 35,300 units. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 1.03 points to close at 161.78.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – Trading falls on JSE main market – Wednesday.

Trading falls on JSE main market – Wednesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday with modest volumes, but the market indices moved to new record close.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 686.42 points to close at 336,693.61 and the JSE Index climbed 625.40 points to 306,765.91.
Just 22 securities traded on Wednesday, resulting in 10 advancing, 7 declining and 5 remaining firm resulted in 2,236,723 units valued at a mere $34,192,073 trading.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed at $12.05, with 1,730 shares trading, Berger Paints gained 51 cents and ended at $20.51, with 3,000 stock units changing hanCarreras concluded trading at $10.30, with 39,046 units, Caribbean Cement jumped $2.50 to finish at $42, with 23,000 shares, Ciboney Group settled at 12 cents, with 50,000 shares. Grace Kennedy rose $1, ending trading at $51, exchanging 26,789 shares, Jamaica Broilers rose 20 cents to $23, with 2,100 stock units, Jamaica Producers finished trading at $16.85, with 14,960 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7.30, trading 43,660 shares. JMMB Group ended with a loss of 65 cents at $27.60, trading 358,700 shares, Kingston Properties dropped 65 cents and concluded trading at $5.35, with 2,400 shares, Kingston Wharves fell 50 cents and finished at $46, with 61,766 stock units, Mayberry Investments settled with a gain of 10 cents at $6.50, trading 2,090 units. NCB Financial Group rose 25 cents and ended trading at $98.25, with 20,462 shares, PanJam Investment closed with a fall of 5 cents at $51.45, exchanging just 200 stock units, Radio Jamaica eased just 1 cent and finished at $1.07, with 104,000 shares trading, Sagicor Group settled with a loss of 70 cents at $38.50, exchanging 21,654 shares. Sagicor Real Estate Fund added 1 cents and settled at $13.81, with 890 shares, Scotia Group rose 35 cents in trading 59,507 units to close at $51.50, Supreme Ventures ended 30 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $15.30, with 9,314 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments rose 7 cents and concluded trading at $4.07, with 311,254 stock units and Wisynco Group lost 25 cents and finished trading at $9.75 with 1,080,201 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE moved higher on Tuesday.”

Junior Market down 31 points – Wednesday

 

Access Financial climbs $1.50 to $53 on Wednesday.

The Junior Market Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered another loss on Wednesday, in dropping 31.05 points to end at 3,007.50  as the prices of 7 securities advanced, 7 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
At the close of market activities, 18 securities changed hands versus 23 trading on Tuesday, resulting in a 235 percent rise in the volume traded to 3,476,318 units and 220 percent rise in the value traded to $18,368,653, compared to 1,037,386 units with a value of $5,738,091 changing hands on Tuesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 193,129 units for an average of $1,020,481 in contrast to 45,104 units for an average of $249,482 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 138,077 units valued at $769,532 and previously 132,834 units valued at $745,632. In contrast, May closed with an average of 217,589 units, valued at $1,322,452 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial traded 29,618 shares and closed $1.50 higher at 53, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 5 cents at $9, trading 7,400 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading 1,754 shares with a loss of 1 cent to $5.23, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.12, with 18,000 units, Express Catering rose 1 cent to $7.95, with 124,568 shares. FosRich Group finished trading with a loss of 15 cents at $2.60, in the exchange of 31,996 shares, General Accident closed with a loss of 12 cents at $3, trading 1,500 stock units, Honey Bun concluded trading 31,090 shares and rose 36 cents to $5, Iron Rock finished 5 cents higher at $3.05, with 3,000 shares traded. Jamaican Teas ended trading at $5.50, with 649 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded at $4, with 185,045 units, KLE Group closed at $2.95, with 100 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express fell $1.30 to $11.50, with 219,933 shares. Lasco Distributors gained 14 cents to close at $4.44, with 3,700 stock units, Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 6 cents at $5.15, exchanging 25,975 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled 30 cents higher at $4.45, with 2,647,259 shares, Main Event ended trading $1 higher at $8, with 5,264 shares and Stationery and Office shed 40 cents to close at $7.60, with 139,467 units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. 

JSE climbs sharply to record close – Tuesday

Investors pushed the Jamaica Stock Exchange o another record close on Tuesday with the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 3,471.47 points to close at 336,007.19 and the JSE Index climbed 3,162.90 points to 306,140.51.
Market activities resulted in 25 securities trading, compared to 33 on Monday in the main and US dollar markets of which 10 advanced, 8 declined and 7 traded firm.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement with a fall of $1 to $39.50, Jamaica Broilers gaining $1.20 to $22.80, NCB Financial Group rising $1 to $98, Seprod rising $1 to $36 and Supreme Ventures climbing $1.50 to $15.
The volume of stocks trading on the main market jumped sharply to 11,446,622 units valued at $579,818,518 from 3,192,844 units valued at $66,838,582, on Monday as NCB Financial Group accounted for 5,014,800 units traded amounting to 43.81 percent of the total volume traded. Supreme Ventures closed trading with 20.25 percent of the day’s volume amounting to 2,317,772 units and Jamaica Broilers with 1,005,810 units or just 8.79 percent of the overall volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 497,679 units valued at an average of $25,209,501 for each security traded. In contrast to 106,428 units valued at an average of $2,227,953 on Monday. For the month to date 215,958 units traded with an average value of $7,679,455 and on the previous day 184,656 units traded with an average value of $5,451,880. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 4,741 units valued at just US$1,039 traded as Margaritaville closed with a loss of 0.05 cent at 19.95 US cents with 4,500 units and Productivity Business settling with a loss of 0.04 cent at 58.5 US cents trading 241 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index dropped 5.76 points to close at 160.75.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – NCB pushes JSE trading volume on Tuesday.

NCB pushes JSE trading volume on Tuesday

NCB dominated trading with 5 million shares.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday with a big rise in the level of trading as NCB Financial accounted for 43.8 percent and just over 5 million units of the volume traded.
Trading ended with 23 securities being active on Tuesday, resulting in 10 advancing, 6 declining and 9 remaining firm as 11,446,622 units valued at $579,818,518 well up from the 3,192,844 units valued at $66,838,582 trading on Monday.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 3,471.47 points to close at 336,007.19 and the JSE Index advanced by 3,162.90 points to close at 306,140.51.
In market activity Barita Investments closed at $12.05, after rising 5 cents with 792 shares traded, Carreras lost $1 in concluding trading at $10.30, with 210,695 units, Caribbean Cement finished with a fall of $1 to end at $39.50, trading 38,281 shares, Ciboney Group lost 1 cent and settled at 12 cents, with 221,730 shares, Grace Kennedy rose 50 cents and ended trading at $50, with 200,174 shares changing hands. Jamaica Broilers price shot up $1.20 to $22.80, with 1,005,810 stock units, Jamaica Producers finished trading at $16.85, with 5,103 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 20 cents and closed at $7.30, with 130,656 shares, JMMB Group rose 25 cents and ended at $28.25, with 30,882 shares. Kingston Wharves finished at $46.50, with 16,762 stock units, NCB Financial Group climbed $1 and ended trading at $98, with an exchange of 5,014,800 shares, PanJam Investment closed 50 cents higher at $51.50, with 9,211 stock units, Pulse Investments concluded trading at $1.60, with 94,707 shares. Radio Jamaica fell 2 cents and finished at $1.08, with 325,049 shares, Sagicor Group rose 20 cents to $39.20, with 153,834 shares trading, Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled at $13.80, exchanging 7,266 shares, Scotia Group lost 35 cents and closed trading at $51.15, with 53,180 units, Seprod finished trading with a rise of $1 to $36, with 272 shares. Supreme Ventures rose $1.50 and ended at $15, with 2,317,772 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading at $4, with 583,930 stock units and Wisynco Group climbed 25 cents and finished at $10, with 136,809 units.
In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.25% ended at $2.11, with 180,000 shares, JMMB Group 7.5% finished at $1.09, with 708,907 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE jumps sharply to record close – Tuesday.”