JSE main market gaining momentum

JSE main market moving higher with strong support from resistance level (Red Line) going back to 2016

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 2,500.28 points to 417,412.66 and the JSE Index climbing by 2,275.58 points to 380,307.12.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 39 securities, compared to 32 securities trading on Wednesday, with 18 advanced, 13 declined and 8 traded firm.
Main market activity ended with, 3,327,691 units valued at $215,403,267 changing hands, compared to 20,917,776 units valued at $2,473,285,188 on Thursday.
Eppley, Jamaica Stock Exchange and 138 Student Living preference share closed trading at 52 weeks highs but PanJam Investment traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $82 but fell back by the close.
NCB Financial Group led trading for the second consecutive day with 1,062,496 shares for 32 percent of the day’s volume, Radio Jamaica was next with 672,252 shares, accounting for 20 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Jamaica Broilers ended with 336,124 shares, for 10 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
An average of 97,873 units valued at $6,335,390, in contrast to 674,767 shares valued at $79,783,393 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 351,464 shares with a value of $16,773,070 and previously, 318,056 shares with a value of $9,511,657. Trading for January resulted in an average of 101,980 units, valued at $3,042,494, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost $1.10 in closing at $49.50 in trading 167,000 shares, Berger Paints fell 50 cents to end at $20, with 18,072 stock units trading, Caribbean Cement exchanged 40,126 shares with a loss of 50 cents, to end at $43. Eppley climbed $3.90 and ended trading of 1,000 shares, at a 52 weeks’ high of $13, Grace Kennedy traded 6,862 stock units with a gain of 50 cents to end at $58.50, Jamaica Producers rose 50 to close at $22.50, with 7,370 shares trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $17.50, with 83,338 shares trading. JMMB Group lost $1.30 in trading of 19,904 shares at $31.70, Kingston Wharves rose $1 to close at $76, with 1,589 units changing hands, Mayberry Investments lost 85 cents and ended trading of 6,119 shares, at $8.05, 183 Student Living lost 30 cents trading 25,200 shares at $5.50. PanJam Investment fell 50 cents trading 19,320 units to close at $79.50 after hitting earlier a 52 weeks high of $82, Sagicor Group gained $1 and ended trading 53,548 stock units at $38.50, Salada Foods rose 50 cents in traded 5,200 shares at $33. Scotia Group rose $1.99 trading 5,498 shares at $53.99, Stanley Motta shed 33 cents to end at $4.67, with an exchange of 2,000 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments dipped 50 cents to end at $11.50 with an exchange of 88,000 shares and Wisynco Group gained 35 cents and concluded trading of 43,108 shares at $11.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 152,096 units valued at US$31,930 changing hands.  JMMB Group 6% preference share concluded trading of 1,300 units at $1.04, Margaritaville traded 3,895 shares at 24 US cents, Proven Investments traded 129,301 units, with the price closing at 21.99 US cents, Sterling Investments trading 10,000 units to close at 4 us cents and Sygnus Credit Investments ended with 7,600 units trading at 11 US cents after falling 1 cent. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.33 points to close at 175.38.

Trading rose on Junior Market – Friday

In an active trading session on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, 27 securities changed hands, resulting in an exchange of 4,398,457 units valued at $19,730,388. 
On thursday, 26 securities traded resulting in an exchnage of 2,388,739 units valued at $8,494,707.
Market activities closed, with the prices of 7 securities rising, 12 falling and 8 remaining unchanged, leading the market index down by 13.37 points to close 3,097.20.
Trading ended with an average of 162,906 units for an average of $730,755 in contrast to 91,875 units for an average of $326,720 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 309,902 valued at $794,081 and previously 325,286 shares valued $800,708. In contrast, January closed with average of 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial climbed $1.10 to close at $48.10, with 650 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended at $2.50, with 2,500 stock units trading, Blue Power concluded trading 11,279 units, at $5, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 50 cents at $14, with an exchange of 10,500 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading of 3,490 shares at $5.37, Caribbean Flavours traded $1.50 higher at $19.50, with 10,000 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Producers traded 260,597 units with a loss of 5 cents at $4.70, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 9 cents at $2, trading 15,000 shares. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.45, while exchanging 10,000 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 431,524 shares, with a loss of $1.35 at $14, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 10 cents at $1.80, with 213,985 stock units passing through the market. Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 30 cents to close at $3.10, exchanging 52,000 units, Express Catering ended trading of 1,990 shares after adding 44 cents to close at $7.50, FosRich Group traded 32,795 shares and moved 17 cents higher to $4.17,  Fontana  finished trading of 123,255 shares, with a loss of 5 cents to close at $3.95. General Accident  closed at $4, with an exchange of 155,848 stock units, GWest Corporation  ended at $1.45, with 4,600 units trading. Indies Pharma  ended 6 cents higher at $2.80, with an exchange of 15,140 shares, Jamaican Teas  traded 537,851 units and rose 5 cents to $4, Jetcon Corporation  finished trading with a loss of 11 cents at $3.07, in exchanging 925,520 shares, Lasco Distributors  gained 24 cents to close at $3.99, with 426,911 units trading. Lasco Financial  settled with a loss of 15 cents at $4.35, in exchanging 119,944 shares, Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 138,653 shares with a loss of 1 cent in closing at $3.19, Main Event traded 240,861 shares, with a loss of 30 cents at $5.50,  Medical Disposables  finished trading at $5.50, with 24,000 stock units changing hands. Paramount Trading closed at $2.40, trading 35,364 units and SSL Venture Capital ended at $1.95, with 594,200 shares traded.

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

Valentine’s gift for JSE investors – Thursday

NCB Financial traded 16.55m shares on the JSE on Thursday.

Gains in 15 stocks against 9 with losses sent the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange surging at the end of trading on Thursday. NCB Financial traded more than $16.5 million shares but had little impact on the indices.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 5,188.44 points to 414,912.38 and the JSE Index surged 4,722.16 points to 378,031.54.
The main and US markets traded 32 securities, compared to 35 securities trading on Wednesday, with Jamaica Stock Exchange and Wisynco Group trading at 52 weeks intraday highs but PanJam Investments ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high as supply of the stock is very limited.
Main market activity ended with, 20,917,776 units valued at $2,473,285,188 changing hands, compared to 9,650,019 valued at $141,880,042 on Wednesday.
NCB Financial Group led trading with 16.55 million shares for 79 percent of the day’s volume, Wisynco Group was next with 1,492,528 shares, accounting for 7 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Radio Jamaica ended with 944,409 shares, for 4.5 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 13 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
An average of 674,767 units valued at $79,783,393 compared to 292,425 units valued at an average of $4,299,395 for each security traded, on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 351,464 shares with a value of $16,773,070 and previously, 318,056 shares with a value of $9,511,657. Trading for January resulted in an average of 101,980 units, valued at $3,042,494, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose 60 cents to close at $50.60, in trading 4,169 shares, Berger Paints jumped $1 to end at $20.50, with 4,755 stock units trading, Caribbean Cement finished with a gain of 35 cents to end at $43.50, with an exchange of 9,975 shares. Grace Kennedy traded 82,237 stock units but lost $1.50 to end at $58, Jamaica Broilers finished trading 58,596 shares and lost 30 cents to end at $33.50, Jamaica Producers fell 41 to close at $22, with 26,953 shares trading, JMMB Group gained 25 cents in concluded trading of 408,504 shares at $33,. Kingston Wharves rose $4 to close at $75, with 23,515 units changing hands, 183 Student Living rose 80 cents trading 1,100 shares at $5.80. PanJam Investment  jumped $4.99 in ending at a 52 weeks closing high of $80, trading 48,795 units, Sagicor Group  gained 40 cents and ended trading 153,890 stock units at $37.50,  Scotia Group added 75 cents trading 20,694 shares at $52,  Stanley Motta  gained 50 cents to end at $5, with an exchange of 31,684 shares. Sygnus Credit Investments rose $1.20 to end at $12 with an exchange of 41,700 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments  rose 35 cents to settle at $4.05, with 30,867 shares changing hands and Wisynco Group fell 25 cents and concluded trading of 1,492,528 shares $10.65, after trading at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $12. Trading over the past 4 days have significantly dried up supply of the stock.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 36,975 units valued at US$8,057 changing hands with Proven Investments being the sole stock trading, with the price closing at 21.99 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 0.79 points to close at 175.05.

Junior Market makes strong recovery – Thursday

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Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange made strong recovery on Thursday with the prices of 12 securities rising, 6 falling and 8 remaining unchanged leading to the market index recovering 51.42 points to close 3,110.57.
Trading ended on Thursday with 26 securities changing hands compared to 30 on Wednesday leading to an exchange of 2,388,739 units valued at $8,494,708, compared to 62,035,877 units valued at $128,041,203 trading on Wednesday.
The average volume traded was 91,875 units for an average of $326,720, in contrast to 2,067,863 units for an average of $4,268,040 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 325,286 shares valued $800,708 and previously 351,444 shares valued $853,828. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, AMG Packaging ended 30 cents higher at $2.50, with 190,100 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 16,920 units at $5, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 20 cents at $14.50, with an exchange of 2,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 7,500 shares, at $5.37. Caribbean Flavours traded 12,000 stock units with a rise of $1.85 to close at $18, Caribbean Producers finished trading 6,841 units, with the price moving 5 cents higher to $4.75,  Dolphin Cove fell 5 cents to close at $15.35, trading 150 shares, Everything Fresh finished 5 cents higher at $1.90, with 14,030 stock units trading. Elite Diagnostic settled 31 cents higher at $3.40, with 29,103 units changing hands. Express Catering ended trading 15,500 shares and closed 6 cents higher at $7.06, FosRich Group traded 5,621 shares at $4, Fontana closed 10 cents higher at $4, with an exchange of 1,345,881 shares, General Accident closed 1 cent higher at $4, with 42,042 stock units changing hands. GWest Corporation ended 9 cents higher at $1.45, with an exchange of 8,000 units, Honey Bun concluded trading of 42,960 shares, with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 16 cents at $2.74, with 164,127 shares passing through the market, Jamaican Teas traded 42,300 units with a loss of 5 cents at $3.95. Jetcon Corporation closed at $3.18, trading 1,500 shares, Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 5,050 stock units and climbed 50 cents higher to $13,  Lasco Distributors  finished at $3.75, with an exchange of 12,784 units, Lasco Financial  rose 15 cents to $4.50, in trading 10,000 shares. Lasco Manufacturing  ended trading 70,310 shares, with a loss of 9 cents at $3.20,  Paramount Trading  closed at $2.40, with 5,981 units changing hands, Stationery and Office  concluded trading of 20,592 shares and rose 40 cents higher to $8.40 and tTech settled at $5.84, in exchanging 23,706 stock units. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% closed at $1, with 293,741 shares changing hands.

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

 

JSE main market closes down – Wednesday

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday with the market indices and ending with more declines even as advancing stocks were more than declining ones.
At the close of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined 877.61 points to 409,723.94 and the JSE Index lost 798.74 points to 373,309.38.
The main and US markets traded a total of 35 securities, compared to 34 securities trading on Tuesday, with the prices of 11 rising, 9 declining and 15 remaining unchanged.  JMMB Group 7% NC preference share closed at a 52 weeks’ low $1.98.
Main market activity ended with, 9,650,019 valued at $141,880,042, compared to 9,605,896 units valued at $71,284,670 changing hands, on Tuesday.
Wisynco Group led trading with 3.3 million shares for 34 percent of the day’s volume, Radio Jamaica was next with 2,093,021 shares and accounting for 22 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Jamaica Broilers with 1,959,403 shares, for 20 percent of the day’s volume and Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 1.16 million units.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
An average of 292,425 units valued at an average of $4,299,395 compared to 300,184 units valued at an average of $2,227,646 for each security traded, on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 318,056 shares with a value of $9,511,657 and previously, 321,224 shares with a value of $10,240,490. Trading for January resulted in an average of 101,980 units, valued at $3,042,494, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Grace Kennedy traded 35,455 stock units and climbed $1.84 to end at $59.50, Jamaica Broilers finished trading 1,959,403 shares and rose 30 cents to end at $33.80, Kingston Wharves rose $1 to close at $71, with 1,192 units changing hands, 183 Student Living rose 99 cents and finished trading 5,000 shares at $5. PanJam Investment dropped $2.99 in closing at $75.01, trading 1,500 units, Sagicor Group  fell $1.40 and ended trading 23,200 stock units at $37.10,  Salada Foods traded just 18,495 shares, but lost $5.50 to close at $32.50. Stanley Motta  fell 50 cents to end at $4.50, with an exchange of 1,616 shares, Supreme Ventures rose 45 cents and finished trading of 129,583 units at $19.80. Sygnus Credit Investments rose 75 cents to end at $11 with an exchange of 16,550 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments  rose 35 cents to settle at $4.05, with 30,867 shares changing hands and Wisynco Group rose 40 cents and concluded trading of 3,318,014 shares $10.90.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 41,480 units valued at $7,059 changing hands. Proven Investments traded 30,000 units at 22 US cents and Sterling Investments rose 2 cents in exchanging of 11,480 shares at 4 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 5.09 points to close at 175.84.

AMG in big Junior Market trade – Wednesday

AMG Packaging dominated trading with more than 60m shares.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped sharply on Wednesday as 60.67 million shares of AMG Packaging, passed through the exchange, pushing the overall trade for the day to an exchange of 62,035,877 units valued at $128,041,203.
Market activity on Tuesday resulted in just 3,645,419 units valued at $11,521,269.
Trading ended with another big fall the market index of 49.68 points following the 45.69 points drop on Tuesday, to close at 3,059.15. a total of 30 securities changed hands, compared to 28 on Tuesday, resulting in the prices of 9 securities advancing, 10 declining and 11 remaining unchanged.
Trading closed with an average of 2,067,863 units for an average of $4,268,040 in contrast to 130,194 units for an average of $411,474 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 351,444 shares valued $853,828 and previously 96,530 shares valued $346,767. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed at $47, with an exchange of 1,021 shares, AMG Packaging closed with a loss of 15 cents at $2.20, in exchanging 60,673,553 shares, with the bulk of the trade, taking place at $2. Blue Power ended at $5, trading 1,200 stock units, Cargo Handlers closed at $14.70, with 40,556 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream settled with a loss of 48 cents at $5.37, in the trading of 4,040 shares. Caribbean Flavours ended trading with 1,704 shares with a rise of 15 cents to close at $16.15, Caribbean Producers traded 173,500 stock units, at $4.70, Consolidated Bakeries gained 39 cents to end at $2.09, with 239 units changing hands, Derrimon Trading closed with a loss of 10 cents at $2.50, with an exchange of 6,393 shares. Everything Fresh concluded trading with 18,226 shares with a rise of 25 cents to $1.85, Elite Diagnostic finished 9 cents higher at $3.09, with an exchange of 58,350 stock units, Express Catering settled with a loss of 49 cents at $7, trading 31,584 units, FosRich Group ended trading 4,474 shares and rose 30 cents to close at $4. Fontana traded 20 cents higher at $3.90, with 487,017 shares changing hands, General Accident finished trading 57,162 shares, at $3.99, GWest Corporation closed 5 cents higher at $1.36, in exchanging 40,406 stock units, Honey Bun gained 10 cents to close at $3.80, with an exchange of 11,980 units, Indies Pharma concluded trading of 93,909 shares at $2.90. Jamaican Teas ended trading with 300 stock units at $4,  Jetcon Corporation  traded 14,500 units with a loss of 7 cents at $3.18,  Knutsford Express  ended with a loss of 20 cents at $12.50, with an exchange of 103,076 shares, Lasco Distributors  ended trading of 73,727 stock units at $3.75. Lasco Financial  closed with a loss of 15 cents at $4.35, with 35,401 units changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing  settled 2 cents higher at $3.29, trading 35,900 shares, Main Event ended trading 4,452 shares, with a loss of 20 cents at $5.80, Medical Disposables  traded 18,000 shares with a loss of 10 cents to close at $5.50. Paramount Trading finished trading 6,500 stock units at $2.40 and Stationery and Office ended with a loss of 40 cents at $8, trading 27,474 shares. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 9.5% ended at $1, with 6,400 stock units trading and Derrimon Trading 9% concluded trading at $2.10, with 4,833 units.

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

2 days of strong JSE main market gains end

Radio Jamaica traded more than 4 million shares as the compnay posted strong gains in profit in the December quarter.

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with the market snapping two days of solid gains in the market indices and ending with big declines even as advancing stocks were more than declining ones.
At the close of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropped by 2,837.49 points to 410,601.55 and the JSE Index dived by 2,582.48 points to 374,108.12.
The main and US markets traded a total of 34 securities, compared to 33 securities trading on Monday, with the prices of 16 rising, 11 declining and 7 remaining unchanged. Three stocks traded at new highs during the trading session but only two ended at a new closing high and one closed at a 52 weeks’ low.
Main market activity ended with, 9,605,896 units valued at $71,284,670 compared to 3,396,161 units valued at $104,302,598 changing hands, on Monday.
Radio Jamaica led trading with 4,707,436 shares for 49 percent of the day’s volume, after the company posted strong gains in profit in the December quarter of $168 million versus $79 million in the similar period in 2017. JMMB Group 6% preference share was next with 1,799,538 shares and accounting for 18.7 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and 1834 Investments with 705,080 shares, for 7 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 15 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
An average of 300,184 units valued at an average of $2,227,646 compared to 106,130 units valued at an average of $3,259,456 for each security traded, on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 321,224 shares with a value of $10,240,490 and previously, 324,089 shares with a value of $11,497,407. Trading for January resulted in an average of 101,980 units, valued at $3,042,494, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Berger Paints lost 50 cents and ended at $19.50, with an exchange of 6,803 stock units, Grace Kennedy traded with 88,962 stock units and lost 34 cents to end at $57.66, Jamaica Producers regained 50 cents to close at $23 in trading 6,008 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange gained $1 and closed trading with 36,189 units changing hands, at a record close of $16, JMMB Group rose 65 cents and concluded trading 18,827 shares at $32.75, Kingston Wharves dropped $2 and settled at $70, with 44,616 units changing hands, 138 Student Living rose 49 cents and finished trading 1,199 shares at $4.01. PanJam Investment  jumped $2.99 and ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $78, trading 6,262 units, Sagicor Group  lost 35 cents and ended trading at $38.50, with 39,275 stock units, Salada Foods traded just 700 units, but lost 50 cents to close at $38, Scotia Group  dropped $1.89 to finish trading 195,910 shares at $51.11. Seprod climbed $2.50 to finish trading of 695,712 shares at $39, Stanley Motta  rose 30 cents to end at $5, with an exchange of 5,000 shares, Supreme Ventures rose 35 cents and finished trading of 12,668 units at $19.35. Sygnus Credit Investments rose 75 cents to end at $11 with an exchange of 16,550 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments lost 30 cents to settle at $3.70, with 236,520 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 99,033 units valued at over $11,543 changing hands. Proven Investments traded 6,633 units to close at 22 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments rose by 2 cents in exchanging of 92,400 shares at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 6.87 points to close at 170.75.

Big fall for Junior Market – Tuesday

Indies Pharma traded 2m shares on Tuesday.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with a sharp fall the market index of 45.69 points to close at 3,108.83 as the prices of 8 securities advanced, 12 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
Trading saw 28 securities changing hands compared to 27 on Monday, resulting in an exchange of 3,645,419 units valued at $11,521,269, compared to 3,202,720 units valued at $12,121,438 on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 130,194 units for an average of $411,474 in contrast to 118,619 units for an average of $448,942 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 96,530 shares valued $346,767 and previously 91,113 shares valued $336,354. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
t the close of the day’s activities, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 15 cents at $2.35, with 120,000 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 15,300 units, with a loss of 80 cents at $5, CAC 2000 finished 20 cents higher at $12.60, trading just 100 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading of 2,000 shares, with a loss of 10 cents to close at $5.85, Caribbean Producers finished trading of 17,450 units with a loss of 5 cents at $4.70, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 35 cents at $2.60, with 41,010 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 10,200 shares with a rise of 60 cents to $15.40, Everything Fresh finished with a loss of 1 cent at $1.60, with an exchange of 72,397 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 19 cents at $3, in trading 53,414 units. Express Catering ended trading 17,236 shares, with a loss of 1 cent at $7.49, FosRich Group traded 67,552 shares with a loss of 29 cents at $3.70, Fontana finished trading at $3.70, with 557,982 shares changing hands, General Accident closed with a loss of 1 cent at $3.99, with an exchange of 271,129 stock units. GWest Corporation ended 20 cents higher at $1.31, with 29,675 units changing hands, Honey Bun concluded trading of 20,520 shares, at $3.70, Indies Pharma finished with a loss of 5 cents at $2.90, in exchanging 2,013,889 shares, Jamaican Teas  traded 17,000 units at $4, Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 6 cents higher at $3.25, in exchanging 25,475 shares. Knutsford Express  concluded trading of 996 stock units, with a rise of 20 cents to $12.70,  Lasco Distributors  closed 5 cents higher at $3.75, with 26,427 units trading, Lasco Financial  settled at $4.50, with an exchange of 47,259 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading of 400 shares and rose 9 cents higher to $3.27. Main Event  traded 21,655 shares at $6,  Medical Disposables  finished trading 300 stock units with a loss of 90 cents to $5.60,  Paramount Trading  closed at $2.40, in an exchange of 25,500 units, SSL Venture Capital ended 1 cent higher at $1.95, with 1,000 shares changing hands and  Stationery and Office  concluded trading with 22,617 shares at $8.40. In the junior market preference segment, CAC 2000 closed at $1, with the trading of 146,936 shares.

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

 

More gains for JSE main market – Monday

Barita Investments dominated trading with 1.1 milliobn shares changing hands.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Monday with a second day of strong gains in the market indices with the prices of 16 rising, 13 declining and 4 remaining unchanged.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 3,028.23 points to close at 413,439.04 and the JSE Index climbed 2,756.09 points to close at 376,690.60 after both rose by more than 2,944 points on Friday.
Importantly, NCB financial that played a big role in many of the big movements in recent months had little impact in Mondays move and suggesting that investors’ interest is more broad-based now than a few weeks ago.
The main and US markets traded a total of 33 securities, compared to 31 securities trading on Friday.
Main market activity ended with, 3,396,161 units valued at $104,302,598 changing hands, in contrast to 7,016,682 units valued at $207,252,597, on Friday.
Barita Investments led trading with 1,113,243 units for 33 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Wisynco Group with 628,630 shares and accounting for 19 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Seprod with 443,979 stock units for 13 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 10 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
An average of 106,130 units valued at an average of $3,259,456 for each security traded, in contrast to 241,955 units valued at an average of $7,146,641 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 324,089 shares with a value of $11,497,407 and previously, 358,447 units valued $13,030,049. Trading for January resulted in an average of 101,980 units, valued at $3,042,494, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments surprisingly, added 51 cents to close at $50.01, with the trading a large volume of 1,113,243 shares up to $52. Berger Paints gained 50 cents and ended at $20, with an exchange of a mere 100 stock units, Caribbean Cement rose 90 cents in trading 1,500 shares at $43, Jamaica Broilers climbed 50 cents in trading of 51,600 units, to close at 52 weeks’ closing high of $33.50. Jamaica Producers lost 50 cents to close at $22.50 and trading 6,000 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained $1 and closed trading with 34,786 units changing hands, at a record close of $15, JMMB Group fell 70 cents concluded trading at $32.10, with 57,512 shares. Kingston Wharves rose $3.48 cents and settled at $72, with 6,449 units changing hands, Pulse Investments traded 2,000 units and lost 50 cents to close at $2.70, Salada Foods traded 10,860 units, but lost 50 cents to close at $38.50. Seprod rose $1.65 to finish trading of 443,979 shares at $36.50, Supreme Ventures lost 80 cents and finished trading 42,611 units at $19 and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 90 cents to end at $10.25 with an exchange of 49,018 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 54,933 units valued at $57,130 changing hands as the sole stock trading, JMMB Group 6% preference share, lost 2 cents and concluded trading with 54,933 units at US$1.04. The JSE USD Equities Index closed at 163.88.

Junior Market trading rises – Monday

Fontana Waterloo branch under construction in Kingston

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange settled on Monday and resulting in an exchange of 3,202,720 units valued at $12,121,438, compared to 1,501,161 units valued at $5,720,483 on Friday.
Trading was dominated by Fontana with 75 percent of the total volume traded in the Junior Market.
At the close, 27 securities changed hands versus 22 changing hands on Friday leading to the prices of 12 securities advancing, 9 declining and 6 remaining unchanged and a rise of 25.69 points in the market index to close at 3,154.52.
Trading ended with an average of 118,619 units for an average of $448,942 in contrast to 68,235 units for an average of $260,022 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 91,113 shares valued $336,354 and previously 86,061 shares valued $315,674. In contrast, the average trade in January was 2,245,428 units with a value of $7,372,574 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with higher bids than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the day’s activities, Access Financial closed at $47, in trading 5,515 shares, AMG Packaging ended 10 cents higher at $2.50, with an exchange of 31,162 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 10,218 units after rising 80 cents to $5.80, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 10 cents at $12.40, in exchanging 3,200 shares. Derrimon Trading ended 5 cents higher at $2.95, with 53,000 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh lost 22 cents to end at $1.61, with 63,050 stock units trading, Elite Diagnostic settled at $3.19, with an exchange 26,852 units, Express Catering ended trading of 21,766 shares with a loss of 30 cents at $7.50. FosRich Group traded just 103 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $3.99, Fontana finished trading 10 cents higher at $3.70, with 2,408,200 shares trading, General Accident closed with 80,376 stock units trading, with the price rising 10 cents higher to $4, GWest Corporation fell 19 cents to an all-time low of $1.11, with an exchange of 98,080 units. Honey Bun concluded trading of 36,070 shares with a loss of 5 cents at $3.70, Indies Pharma lost 19 cents at $2.95, in trading 36,151 shares, Jamaican Teas traded 1,140 units at $4,  Jetcon Corporation  finished trading 5,100 shares, with a rise of 4 cents to $3.19. Knutsford Express  fell 20 cents to end at $12.50, in exchanging 45,925 stock units, Lasco Distributors finished with a loss of 30 cents at $3.70, trading 89,999 units, Lasco Financial settled 30 cents higher at $4.50, with an exchange of 14,610 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading 133,307 shares 8 cents higher at $3.18. Main Event  traded 20,196 shares and moved 30 cents higher to $6,  Medical Disposables  finished trading at $6.50, with an exchange of 2,000 stock units, Paramount Trading  ended swapping 7,000 units for 35 cents higher at $2.40, SSL Venture Capital ended at $1.94, with an exchange of 700 shares. Stationery and Office concluded trading of 1,000 shares and jumped 90 cents higher to $8.40 and tTech settled 4 cents higher at $5.84, with 2,000 stock units changing hands. In the Junior Market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.10, with the trading of 6,000 stock units.

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