Elite Diagnostics grabs 77% of trades

Recently listed Elite Diagnostics dominated trading on Junior Market on Friday with 4 million shares or 77 percent of trading, with no trade exceeding 172,000 units.
On Thursday the company accounted for just over 84 percent of volume of stocks trading resulting in 6,672,725 units, up from 2,520,373 shares that were exchanged on Wednesday. The market closed on Friday with 21 securities changing hands, up from 18 on Thursday, resulting in an exchange of 5,241,602 units valued at $19,221,963, compared to 7,902,138 units valued at $25,165,370 on the prior trading day.
The Junior Market index advanced 12.59 points to close at 2,928.28 as the prices of 7 securities advanced, 7 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 249,600 units for an average of $915,332 compared to an average of 439,008 units for an average of $1,398,076 on Thursday. An average of 288,936 units at an average value of $1,632,571 traded, and previously 291,636 units at an average value of $1,681,793. In contrast, January closed with an average of 122,386 shares, valued at $489,704 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 1 with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 40 cents higher at $2.45, with 20,000 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading at $34.87, with 910 units, CAC 2000 finished at $9, with 7,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading $1.53 higher at $7.52, with 296,348 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 10 cents higher at $4.40, with 70,595 units. C2W Music ended with a loss of 6 cents at $0.45, with 58,350 shares, Dolphin Cove finished 15 cents higher at $17, with 100,200 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 11 cents at $2.90, with 4,055,011 units, Eppley ended trading with a loss of 40 cents at $10.10, with 100 shares. FosRich Group finished trading 10 cents higher at $2.70, with 12,000 shares, General Accident closed with a loss of 5 cents at $2.80, with 61,920 stock units, Iron Rock finished at $3, with 111,500 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading 28 cents higher at $4.78, with 9,700 stock units. Jetcon Corporation traded at $4.60, with 67,077 units, Lasco Distributors concluded trading with a loss of 3 cents at $4.37, with 31,891 stock units, Lasco Financial finished at $5, with 104,930 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled at $4.43, with 2,783 shares. Main Event ended trading at $6, with 5,067 shares, Medical Disposables fell 15 cents to $4.85, with 16,950 shares, Stationery and Office closed with a loss of 6 cents at $5, with 24,091 units and tTech concluded trading 40 cents higher at $5.40, with 185,179 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Elite Diagnostics dominates trading with 84%

Elite Diagnostics accounted for 84.4% of Thursday’s Junior Market trading.

Recently listed Elite Diagnostics accounted for just over 84 percent of volume of stocks trading resulting from 6,672,725 units, up from 2,520,373 shares that were exchanged on the Junior Market, on Wednesday.
The market closed on Thursday with 18 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 7,902,138 units valued at $25,165,370 compared to 4,892,740 units valued at $17,902,241 on Wednesday.
The Junior Market index advanced 24.40 points to close at 2,915.69 as the prices of 4 securities advanced, 6 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 439,008 units for an average of $1,398,076 down from an average of 212,728 units for an average of $778,358 on Wednesday. An average of 291,636 units at an average value of $1,681,793 traded, and previously 282,425 units at an average of $1,699,526. In contrast, January closed with an average of 122,386 shares, valued at $489,704 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.05, with 302,021 stock units, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 99 cents at $9, with 13,372 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.90, with 2,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading at $5.99, with 109,883 shares, Elite Diagnostic settled with a loss of 2 cents at $3.01, with 6,672,725 units. Eppley ended trading at $10.50, with 1,356 shares, Express Catering traded 10 cents higher at $4.70, with 22,638 shares, FosRich Group finished trading 10 cents higher at $2.60, with 208,907 shares, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 12 cents at $5.13, with 92,847 shares. Iron Rock finished at $3, with 2,099 shares, KLE Group closed at $2.30, with 60,000 shares, Knutsford Express ended $1.90 higher at $15, with 300 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading at $4.40, with 80,604 stock units. Lasco Financial finished at $5, with 170,459 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled 3 cents higher at $4.43, with 57,395 shares, Main Event ended trading with a loss of 50 cents at $6, with 22,170 shares, Stationery and Office closed at $5.06, with 34,000 units and tTech concluded trading with a loss of 40 cents at $5, with 49,362 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Elite Diagnostics shares jump 52%

Heavily oversubscribed Initial Public Issue, Elite Diagnostics rose $1.03 for a 52 percent gain from the IPO price, to close at $3.03 after trading as high as $3.40, as a total of 2,520,373 shares were exchanged on the Junior Market, on Wednesday.
Elsewhere, GWest dropped to $2.50 following investors’ reaction to the results for the December quarter that showed a loss of $48 million and $76 million for the nine months. The results are in line with the company’s forecast in the prospectus of $111 million for the full year so it is interesting that investors are now reacting negatively to the numbers after they traded in heavy volumes after it listed in December as high as $4. GWest closed with a weak bid to buy just 5,000 units at $2.16.

GWest dropped to $2.50 after reporting a loss for the nine months to December.

Caribbean Cream traded at a 52 weeks’ low of $4.65 but stockbroker, Stocks and Securities posted a bid to 6.4 million units at $5.99 and the price moved up to close at $5.99.  Unconfirmed report is that the company is in takeover talks for an entity that is in similar field to it.
The Junior Market index advanced 7.61 points to close at 2,891.29 on Wednesday, as the prices of 9 securities advanced, 7 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
The market closed with 23 securities changing hands compared to 18 securities trading on Tuesday, but the level of trading fell sharply with just 4,892,740 shares valued at $17,902,241 trading, with 24,250,087 shares valued at $100,904,262 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 212,728 units for an average of $778,358 down from an average of 1,347,227 units for an average of $5,605,792 on Tuesday. An average of 282,425 units, averaging $1,699,526 traded, and previously 806,402 units at an average value of $1,779,476. In contrast, January closed with an average of 122,386 shares, valued at $489,704 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of 2 cents at $45, trading 5,000 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2.10, with 205,479 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading $1.02 higher at $34.87, with 10,000 units, CAC 2000 finished at $9.99, with 1,863 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.90, with 3,027 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading $1.09 higher at $5.99, with 195,881 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading 15 cents higher at $7.15, with 1,000 shares, Eppley settled at $10.50, with 300 units, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 1 cent at $2.50, with 327,958 shares. General Accident finished trading 5 cents higher at $2.85, with 163,298 shares, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 24 cents at $2.50, with 5,400 stock units, Honey Bun ended at $5.25, with 14,273 units, Jamaican Teas settled at $4.50, with 1,444 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $4.60, with 100 stock units, Knutsford Express closed at $13.10, with 4,285 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 10 cents at $4.40, with 1,232,072 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 20 cents at $5, with 19,707 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 5 cents at $4.40, with 66,248 units, Main Event settled 74 cents higher at $6.50, with 4,899 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 34 cents at $5.06, with 96,695 stock units and tTech ended 40 cents higher at $5.40, with 11,507 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 9.5% concluded trading 5 cents higher at $7.25, with 1,931 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE main market rise again- Tuesday

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with gains in the indices for a second day. At the close the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index gained 731.91 points to 317,872.87 and the JSE Index advanced by 666.86 points to 289,618.13.
Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with as 9 advanced, 10 declined and 9 traded with prices unchanged.
The securities with the largest price changes include, Caribbean Cement with a fall of $1.80 to $31.20 and Scotia Group with a gain of 90 cents to end at $51.50.
Market activity ended with 2,910,640 shares valued at $68,467,853, in contrast to 4,327,589 shares valued at $91,755,917 on Monday.
Scotia Group with 733,630 units traded was the leading security trading followed by Ciboney Group with 474,739 units and Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 337,800 units.
The market closed with average of 111,948 units trading with an average of $2,633,379 for each security traded. In contrast to 160,281 units for an average of $3,398,367 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 161,245 units valued at $3,699,796 and previously, 181,777 units valued at $2,865,105. In contrast, January closed with average of 349,084 units at an average of $5,801,440 for each security traded.
Traded in the US dollar market ended with Margaritaville lost 2 cents and settled at 19 US cents with 4,780 units and Proven Investments exchanging 14,213 ordinary shares, as the price closed at 22 US cents. The total value of US$4,070 and the JSE US Equities Index rose 85 points to 168.60.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – Moderate JSE main market trading – Tuesday.

Elite list on Junior Market but no trade – Tuesday

Elite Diagnostics fresh from a recent initial Public Issue that was heavily oversubscribed failed to record a trade at the close of the market on Tuesday but investors put through trades in the market up to $3.30 with 391,447 shares which were canceled at the close.
Elite can trade up to $3.38 on Wednesday. At the end of trading, the stock close with bids to buy 2.95 million shares at $2.60, 30 percent higher than the IPO price of $2. Elsewhere, Caribbean Producers traded 20 million shares at $4.30 and Iron Rock Insurance traded 3.9 million units at $3 on a day of heightened volume.
The Junior Market index advanced 11.92 points to close at 2,883.68 on Tuesday, as the prices of 5 securities advanced, 8 declined and 5 remained unchanged.
The market closed with 18 securities changing hands, resulting in 24,250,087 shares valued at $100,904,262 trading, compared to 20 securities trading on Monday with 6,699,330 shares valued at $22,327,925 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 1,347,227 units for an average of $5,605,792 in contrast to an average of 334,967 units averaging $1,116,396 on Monday. An average of 806,402 units at an average value of $1,779,476 traded, and previously 211,318 units at an average value of $1,500,635. In contrast, January closed with an average of 122,386 shares, valued at $489,704 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power concluded trading 84 cents higher at $33.85, with 140 units, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 10 cents at $4.90, with 711,797 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded with a loss of 1 cent at $10.89, with 2,700 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 10 cents at $4.30, with 20,002,400 units, Dolphin Cove finished 85 cents higher at $16.85, with 3,868 stock units. FosRich Group traded 1 cent higher at $2.51, with 19,710 shares, General Accident finished trading at $2.80, with 10,450 shares, GWest Corporation closed at $2.74, with 1,540 stock units, Honey Bun ended at $5.25, with 9,227 units. Iron Rock concluded trading at $3, with 3,192,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $4.60, with 300 stock units, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 1.90 cents at $13.10, with 3,330 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 15 cents higher at $4.50, with 39,144 shares. Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents at $5.20, with 39,231 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished 75 cents higher at $4.45, with 76,794 units, Main Event settled with a loss of 4 cents at $5.76, with 42,810 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 11 cents at $5.40, with 56,198 stock units and tTech ended with a loss of 60 cents at a 52 weeks’ low at $5, with 38,448 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Main market stocks can gain 40% in 2018

Chart of main market showing the market trading in an upward sloping channel with the market currently trading just below the upper resistance line.

Last year was a great one for Jamaican stocks but an assessment of the market suggests that 2018 could be a grand year as well with overall price gains likely to be in excess of 40 percent.
Based on projected earnings for 2018, the average PE ratio suggests that the main market stock prices should grow by 26 percent. Falling interest rates could add another 20 percent to gains during the year, bringing overall gains to be in excess of 40 percent.
Technical readings of the market have the main market heading initially to around 390,000 points or 23 percent ahead of the December close, for the all Jamaica Index, before resistance sets in. Before moving much higher, later on.
Currently, the main market is caught in a wedge and trading just below the upper end of channel that can be traced to late 2015. The wedge could hold the market in consolidation mode for a short time, a month or two, before breaking out, most likely to the upside. (See Chart of market index.)
Last year was a great one for Jamaican stocks, with 14 of the 64 ordinary shares of companies that were listed prior to the December new listings, rising 100 percent or more and 16 rising between 50 and 81 percent.
IC Insider.com projects that many of the main market heavy weights will find it tough to repeat the strong gains they enjoyed in 2017, if that is the case, their impact on the market index is likely to be less than for 2017. Another factor that could make a repeat of 2017 tough, is the movement of interest rates. Last year, Treasury bill rates fell 29 percent from 6.56 percent to 4.83 percent, that level of decline, is unlikely to happen in 2018, even as some of the decline in the latter part of 2017 is yet to be fully reflected in the prices of stocks to date and should positively affect prices in 2018. IC Insider.com is forecasting rates on 182 days Treasury bill hitting 3 percent by the end of the 2018 first quarter. New listings could help move the indices in 2018, the likely impact is unknown at this point.
There are a number of other factors at play that are set to impact the market. Increasing employment is taking place with the highest number of persons employed in the country’s history. Attendant with that is the sharp fall in unemployment from more than 16.3 percent in 2013, to just over 10 percent in 2017. The annual net employment is growing around 30,000 persons per year and that could rise as the economy gains steam. This will mean more spending and increased tax collection for government. Alpart resumption of Alumina production is a big positive for the overall economy, for increased government revenues and more demand for local goods and services, some of which are provided by listed companies. The tourism sector is enjoying strong growth, apart from increasing foreign exchange intake for the country, will have direct impact on Jamaica Producers and Sagicor X Fund. Jamaica seems to be going through a construction boom with several new buildings under construction, Caribbean Cement and Berger Paints should benefit considerably from such developments.
Lower interest rates will reduce cost for many companies and revaluation of the Jamaican dollar also means lower cost but could result in lower revenues in some cases. More listings on the stock market will result in increased fee income for JSE and brokerage houses, from increased trading volumes.
The TOP 10 stocks include a few surprises while there are others that sit just outside the top stocks that investors may still want to keep a keen eye on. Investors should be looking beyond 2018 as medium term gains beyond 2018 could be strong for stocks that will benefit from current developments long term.
The TOP 10 selection is selling well below the average PE of the Main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange at just over 6.3 versus nearly 12 at the end of 2017. The hallmark of successful investing is buy low so one can sell high that is why the huge discount of the TOP 10 make them compelling choices. Successful investing is to work to be on top of the market so current sexy stocks are not the ones likely to be in the IC Insider.com’s list.
Barita Investments has moved more into fee based income and that is working well for them, with sharp growth, while net interest income stagnates. The prospects for continued strong growth in fee income continues with more investors seeking better returns than in the fixed interest market. The company should see a change in ownership soon and that could see a more aggressive approach to management that could optimize returns from exiting business and newer lines. Unrealized gains on investment ought to be factored into its earnings in valuing the stocks and that would boost its value considerably, the market is not paying attention.
Berger Paints is set to be a big winner with increasing sales coming from a buoyant construction sector resulting in increased profit and what IC Insider.com expects to be a healthy dose of dividend payments. It could become the next Carreras form a dividend yield standpoint but with growing profits. The company will benefit from lowering of overhead cost which was evident in 2017.
Jamaica Broilers continues to grow organically and from new business being acquired. Growth will continues as the Haitian market deliver greater returns form a growing market while the poultry demand in Jamaica continues to grow.
Caribbean Cement will benefit from lower operating cost, increased sales and a planned cut in financing of the lease which is said will cut hundreds of millions of dollars out of it cost that could come close to $2 per share per annum.
Palace Amusement Company, currently enjoying sell out cinemas with block busters hit is one of those unusual choices. It enjoys minimal trading but it could surprise on the upside if all goes well. Growth in the economy and increased employment will help to boost patronage going forward and will aid in profit growth as well.
JMMB Group put out outstanding Q3 results with a 39 percent increase in profit and strong gains in revenues, auguring well for 2019 outcome.

JMMB Group Q3 profit jumped 39% in 2018

The growth potential remains strong and investors in the stock will reap rich rewards down the road. Just one stock that requires patience. By the way Fees and commission income jumped an impressive 71 percent to $512 million in the quarter and 53 percent in the nine months, over the similar period in 2016 and should continue to do so going forward.
Radio Jamaica continues to disappoint with below expected revenues and profit. It could return to favour but needs to generate more income from advertising. This is one to accumulate for a payoff down the road.
The other three stocks, Sterling Investments, Grace Kennedy and Sagicor Group are undervalued and could deliver some decent returns to patient investors.
Below the TOP 10 are strong candidates to deliver decent returns this year and beyond, the list includes NCB Financial that is on a strong growth trajectory and recently listed Wisynco Group that should generate earnings around $1.10 for the 2019 fiscal year that starts in July.

Gains for JSE main market – Monday

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 1,009.19 points to 317,140.96 and the JSE Index gaining 919.48 points to 288,951.27.
Market activity ended with 4,327,589 shares valued at $91,755,917 changing hands, in contrast to 3,062,698 shares valued at a mere $31,052,068 on Friday.
The major contributors to the total volume in the market was JMMB Group with 3,074,791 shares traded with the next being Wisynco Group with 282,109 units.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels, leading to prices of 11 securities rising, 9 falling and 8 trading firm as 29 securities changed hands, including just 1 from the US market versus 28 that traded on Friday.
The securities with the largest price changes include, Grace Kennedy with a gain of $1 to $44, Kingston Wharves up $1 to $42 and PanJam Investment rose 95 cents to $41 and Jamaica Producers lost $1.77 to $15.50.
The US market closed with Proven Investments exchanging 7,978 ordinary shares, as the price gained 1 cent to close at 22 US cents, with a value of US$1,722 and the JSE US Equities Index rose 2.75 points to 167.75.
Trading closed with an average of 160,281 units valued at an average of $3,398,367 for each security traded. In contrast to 117,781 units valued at an average of $1,194,310 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 181,777 units valued at $2,865,105 and previously, 183,585 units valued at $2,815,964. In contrast, January closed with average of 349,084 units at an average of $5,801,440 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
For more details of market activities see –JMMB dominates JSE trading.

JMMB dominates JSE trading

Market activity ended with only 4,327,589 shares valued at $91,755,917 changing hands as 27 securities traded ending with 10 securities rising, 9 falling and 8 trading firm.
Trading in JMMB Group accounted for 71 percent of the volume of shares traded for the day. Trading led to gains in the market indices. The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index gained 1,009.19 points to 317,140.96 and the JSE Index advanced by 919.48 points to end at 288,951.27.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints ended with a loss of 49 cents at $17.50, with 633 stock units, Cable & Wireless concluded trading 1 cent higher at $1.37, with 190,477 units, Carreras finished with a gain of 44 cents at $10.95, with 35,877 shares, Caribbean Cement jumped $2.32 to close at $33, with a mere 2,525 shares, Ciboney Group ended trading with a loss of 7 cents to 25 cents, with 20,000 shares, with the stock trading ex-dividend of 34 cents. Grace Kennedy traded 25 cents higher at $44.25, with 19,093 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading with a rise of 50 cents at $18.60, as 8,066 units were exchanged, Jamaica Producers lost 50 cents at $15, with 126,900 shares trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 29 cents to $6.70, with 3,300 shares. JMMB Group concluded trading at $25, with 3,074,791 shares, Kingston Wharves settled 60 cents higher at $42.60, trading 15,526 units, Mayberry Investments ended trading with a loss of 49 cents to $5.50, as 57,345 shares were exchanged, NCB Financial Group slipped 48 cents to $99.52, with 22,553 shares. PanJam Investment lost 45 cents to end at $40.55, with 46,642 units, Portland JSX concluded trading at $10, with 30,650 shares, Pulse Investments finished at $1.80, as 25,000 shares changed hands, Radio Jamaica settled at $1.12, with 10,174 shares. Sagicor Group ended trading at $36, with 14,598 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled with a loss of 85 cents at $14.05, with 175,214 shares, Salada Foods traded $1.05 higher to $11, with 10,000 units, Scotia Group finished trading and gained 5 cents to $50.60, with 100 shares, Supreme Ventures ended at $12, trading 8,840 stock units. Victoria Mutual Investments finished 2 cents higher at $4.12, with 136,776 units, Wisynco Group traded 282,109 units but lost 20 cents to end at $10.49 and In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.5% closed at $1.02, with 300 shares, 138 Student Living ended at $6, with 100 shares, Proven Investments 8.25% settled 4 cents higher at $5.09, with 10,000 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 “Gains for JSE main market stocks – Monday.”

Junior Market in sharp drop – Monday

CAC closed at a new high on Monday.

The Junior Market suffered a sharp 2 percent drop with the index shedding 59.56 points to close at 2,871.76 on Monday, as the prices of 7 securities advanced, 9 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
The market closed with 20 securities changing hands, resulting in 6,699,330 shares valued at $22,327,925 trading, compared to 8 securities trading on Friday with 3,826,595 shares valued at $11,225,879 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 334,967 units for an average of $1,116,396 in contrast to 212,589 units for an average of $582,881 on Friday. An average of 211,318 units at an average value of $1,500,635 traded, and previously 200,424 units at an average value of $1,534,489. In contrast, January closed with an average of 122,386 shares, valued at $489,704 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 3 with lower offers.
The market will have Elite Diagnostics trading for the first time on Tuesday, following the heavy over subscription of the Initial public issue.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 10 cents higher at $2.10, with 3,023,130 stock units, Blue Power dropped 79 cents to end trading at $33.01, with 3,500 units, CAC 2000 gained 94 cents to close at an all time high of $9.99, with 935 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.90, with 1,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 20 cents at $5, after 3,715 shares changed hands. Caribbean Producers finished trading 20 cents higher at $4.40, with 1,280 units, Derrimon Trading fell 50 cents to $7, with 8,337 shares, Dolphin Cove finished with a loss of $2.50 at $16, and 6,835 stock units traded, Express Catering fell 10 cents to $4.60, with 10,000 shares. FosRich Group traded with a loss of 10 cents at $2.50, with 5,621 shares, General Accident finished down 4 cents at $2.80, with 101,661 shares, GWest Corporation closed 4 cents higher at $2.74, with 551 stock units, Honey Bun ended at $5.25, with 67,143 units. Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $4.60, with 218,429 stock units, Knutsford Express closed $2 higher at $15, with 617 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 17 cents at $4.35, with 83,262 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading at $5.25, with 43,680 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 80 cents at $3.70, with 3,010,717 units, Main Event rose 4 cents to close at $5.80, with 5,909 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading 31 cents higher at $5.51, with 103,008 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Moderate JSE main market trading

Main Market activity of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market ended on Friday with 3,008,815 shares changing hands valued at a mere $31,052,068 as 26 securities traded ending with 9 securities rising, 8 falling, 6 trading firm.
Trading led to declines in the market indices, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropping 794.62 points to 316,131.77 and the JSE Index declining by 723.99 points to 288,031.79.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments ended with a loss of 45 cents at $8, with 937 stock units, Berger Paints closed at $17.99, with 12,166 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading with a loss of 2 cents at $1.36, with 43,535 units, Carreras finished with a loss of 44 cents at $10.51, with 42,730 shares, Caribbean Cement settled 18 cents higher at $30.68, with 9,500 shares. Ciboney Group closed at 32 cents with 159,414 shares traded, Grace Kennedy ended trading $1 higher at $44, with 61,564 shares, Jamaica Broilers traded 5 cents higher at $18.10, with 7,050 stock units, Jamaica Producers finished trading with a loss of 1.97 cents at $15.50, with 186,991 units, JMMB Group ended at $25, with 18,977 shares. Kingston Properties concluded trading 65 cents higher at $6.65, with 7,265 shares, Kingston Wharves finished $1 higher at $42, with 1,500 stock units, Mayberry Investments settled with a loss of 6 cents at $5.99, with 1,500 units, NCB Financial Group ended trading 20 cents higher at $100, with 51,424 shares. PanJam Investment closed 95 cents higher at $41, with 37,796 stock units, Radio Jamaica finished 12 cents higher at $1.12, with 1,621,266 shares, Sagicor Group settled 40 cents higher at $36, with 11,923 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled at $14.90, with 56,392 shares, Scotia Group traded at $50.55, with 106,638 units. Seprod finished trading with a loss of 59 cents at $29.01, leading to 156,774 shares changing hands, Sterling Investments closed with a rise of 31 cents at $9.31, with 13,427 shares, Supreme Ventures ended at $12, with 10,983 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $4.10, after 127,537 stock units were exchanged while Wisynco Group finished at $10.69, with 304,203 units. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.25% traded 100 stock units at $2.49, and Jamaica Money Market 7.5% finished trading at $1.95, with 10,706 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 main market indices fall – Friday.”