JSE rise on volume surge – Friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market made gains at the close of trading on Friday, but pulled back sharply after as much as 6,551.54 on the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index that touched 485,516.89 after just 11 minutes of opening.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index gained 1,368.67 points to 480,334.02 and the JSE Index advanced 1,243.76 points to 437,486.49.
At the close market activity, on the main and US markets, the prices of 14 securities advanced, 12 declined and 7 traded firm, as a total of 33 securities traded, compared to 29 on Thursday. Market activity ended with 96,408,959 units valued $1,106,187,077, in contrast to 39,807,927 units valued $250,698,516 on Thursday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 55.9 million units or 58 percent of total main market volume, Sagicor Group closed with 17.8 million shares changing hands equating to 18.5 percent of total trades, followed by Stanley Motta with 15 million stock units and 16 percent of the day’s trades. Also coming in with good volumes are Mayberry Jamaica Equities trading 2.38 million shares and Wisynco Group with 2.86 million shares.
The market closed with average of 3,213,632 units valued at over $36,872,903, in contrast to 1,531,074 shares valued at $9,642,251 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,430,601 shares, with a value of $13,110,955, compared to 1,268,507 shares, with a value of $10,702,650 previously. May closed with an average of 2,248,261 units at an average of $12,751,529 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 one closing with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments lost 60 cents and closed at $43.50, trading 4,405 shares, Berger Paints shed 50 cents to close at $18, trading 2,450 stock units, Grace Kennedy declined $1.35 while trading 226,753 stock units to end at $60.15, Jamaica Broilers finished trading of 30,077 units with a fall of $2to end at $31.50. Jamaica Producers traded 79,828 shares and lost $1.50 to close at $25, JMMB Group lost $1.60 in trading 58,706 shares to end at $38, Kingston Wharves jumped $4.99 to close at $70, trading 950 stock units, Mayberry Investments gained 25 cents, trading 38,040 shares at $8.75.  Mayberry Jamaica Equities rose 79 cents to end at $12.10, with 2,382,293 shares changing hands, NCB Financial Group rose 99 cents trading 175,511 shares to end at $173.99, PanJam Investment climbed 60 cents to conclude trading of 42,454 shares at $94. Proven Investments exchanged just 100 units and rose $1 in closing at $35, Pulse Investments lost 28 cents to close at $2.65, trading 47,375 shares, Sagicor Group traded 17,794,498 units with a rise of 40 cents to close at $48, Scotia Group climbed $2.25 to close at $52.25, with an exchange of 502,721 shares. Seprod rose $1.98 to end at $49.98, in trading 168,276 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 40 cents trading 151,529 shares to settle at $29.40 and Wisynco Group traded 2,859,714 shares and rose $1 to end at a record close of $19.50.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 422,452 units valued at $96,845 changing hands. Market activity ended with Margaritaville Turks trading 3,869 units at 25 US cents, Proven Investments exchanging 344,925 units, rising 1 cent, in closing at 26 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments closed with 73,658 units to end at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined 0.69 points to close at 189.34.

Junior Market trading jumps – Friday

Junior Market stock trading.

Trading levels climbed on Friday with the volume rising 209 percent above Thursday’s level and the valued traded rising 127 percent.
Market activities ended with 3,154,186 units valued at $11,105,777 changing hands, compared to 1,021,456 units valued at $4,902,792 previously.
Trading ended with an average of 105,140 units for an average of $370,193 in contrast to 37,832 units for an average of $181,585 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 195,406 shares carrying a value of $822,944 compared to 206,109 shares carrying a value of $876,630 previously. In contrast, May closed with an average of 81,626 units for an average of $311,248 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, 30 securities changed hands, compared to 27 on Thursday, resulting in prices of 10 advancing, 9 declining and 11 remaining unchanged. The market index declined 3.86 points to close at 3,128.34.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging exchanged 1,055,500 stock units and ended at $2, Cargo Handlers closed with a loss of 27 cents at $9.25, while 18,291 shares crossed the exchange, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 700 shares and rose 23 cents to $5.50, Caribbean Flavours traded 1,000 stock units at $14.30. Caribbean Producers fell 5 cents to close at $4.80, with 27,052 units changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.80, trading 6,100 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading with 400 shares and lost 29 cents to close at $11.71, Everything Fresh settled 3 cents higher at $1.61, with 72,000 units trading. Elite Diagnostic ended trading of 31,141 shares and rose 9 cents to $3.85, Express Catering traded 43,433 shares at $7, FosRich Group declined 15 cents to close at $4.80, with an exchange of 53,704 shares, Fontana closed 10 cents higher at $4.35, trading 461,059 stock units. General Accident ended at $4.15, with 686,600 units changing hands, Honey Bun finished at $6, with an exchange of 50,599 shares, iCreate settled at 78 cents, with 15,000 shares trading, Indies Pharma ended trading of 88,150 stock units and gained 15 cents to close at $3.40. Iron Rock traded with 48,700 units and inched 1 cent higher to $3.51, ISP Finance exchanged 1,334 shares at $15, Jamaican Teas closed with a loss of 10 cents at $4.30, with an exchange of 61,774 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended with a loss of 4 cents at $2.05, with 28,133 shares changing hands. Knutsford Express settled at $12.50, in trading 1,000 shares, Lasco Distributors ended trading of 50,158 shares, with a loss of 4 cents at $3.65, Lasco Financial closed with a gain of 1 cent at $5.21, with an exchange of 258,493 shares, Lasco Manufacturing finished trading of 40,805 stock units with a loss of 4 cents at $4.02. Main Event closed with a loss of 9 cents at $5.31, while trading 21,058 units, Medical Disposables ended 30 cents higher at $7.80, with 6,490 shares changing hands, Paramount Trading concluded trading of 20,100 shares, at $2. SSL Venture Capital exchanged 200 shares and ended 15 cents higher, to close at $1.65, Stationery and Office settled 10 cents higher at $9.50, with 756 stock units trading and tTech traded 4,456 shares at $5.30.

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

Junior Market trading drops – Thursday

Junior Market volume contracts on Thursday.

Trading levels declined on Thursday compared to Wednesday, ending with 1,021,456 units valued at $4,902,792 changing hands, compared to 2,945,014 units valued at $13,949,439 changing hands previously but this may be a signal of higher prices ahead.
Trading ended with an average of 37,832 units for an average of $181,585 in contrast to 101,552 units for an average of $481,015 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 206,109 shares carrying a value of $876,630 compared to 226,213 shares carrying a value of $959,667 previously. In contrast, May closed with an average of 81,626 units for an average of $311,248 for each security traded.
At the close of market activities, 27 securities changed hands, compared to 29 on Wednesday, resulting in prices of 12 advancing, 7 declining and 8 remaining unchanged. The market index rose a mere 1.26 points to close at 3,132.20.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging gained 1 cent to end at $2, with an exchange of 21,200 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 22,222 units at $4.50, Cargo Handlers rose 2 cents to close at $9.52, with 1,500 shares crossing the exchange, Caribbean Cream ended trading 13,900 shares, at $5.27. Caribbean Flavours traded 96,000 stock units and lost $1.70 to close at $14.30, Caribbean Producers ended 5 cents higher at $4.85, with an exchange of 32,000 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $1.80, while trading 11,316 shares, Derrimon Trading ended 3 cents higher at $2.80, with after exchanging 17,300 stock units. Everything Fresh settled with a loss of 1 cent at $1.58, with an exchange of 49,729 units, Elite Diagnostic ended trading of 45,925 shares with a loss of 9 cents at $3.76, Express Catering traded 7,059 shares and rose 1 cent to $7, FosRich Group finished trading 55,360 shares at $4.95. Fontana closed 14 cents higher at $4.25, after exchanging 20,600 stock units, GWest Corporation concluded trading of 28,353 shares, with a loss of 5 cents at $1.26, Honey Bun gained 7 cents to close at $6, with 12,459 shares changing hands, iCreate settled 1 cent higher at 78 cents, with an exchange of 47,115 shares. Indies Pharma ended trading with 23,794 stock units and declined 1 cent to $3.25, Jamaican Teas closed at $4.40, with 28,032 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation ended at $2.09, with an exchange of 110,200 shares, KLE Group closed at $1.90, trading 5,343 units. Knutsford Express settled at $12.50, in exchanging 2,734 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 19 cents higher at $3.69, with 60,088 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial traded 240,378 shares and gained 20 cents to close at $5.20, Lasco Manufacturing finished 6 cents higher at $4.06, trading 33,847 stock units. Main Event closed with a loss of 48 cents at $5.40, with 4,350 units changing hands, SSL Venture Capital finished with a loss of 15 cents at $1.50, with 10,000 shares traded and Stationery and Office settled 20 cents higher at $9.40, with 20,652 stock units changing hands.

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

JSE major indices drop – Thursday

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market pulled back sharply at the close of trading on Thursday, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index diving 3,426.77 points to 478,965.35 and the JSE Index dropping 3,114.03 points to 436,242.73.
At the close market activity, on the main and US markets, the prices of 12 securities advanced, 8 declined and 9 traded firm, as a total of 29 securities traded, compared to 37 on Wednesday. Market activity ended with 39,807,927 units valued $250,698,516, in contrast to 43,724,306 units valued at over $310,353,690 on Wednesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 34.7 million units or 87 percent of total main market volume, Sagicor Group closed with 2.35 million shares changing hands equating to 6 percent of total trades, followed by Scotia Group with 1.2 million stock units and 3 percent of the day’s trades.
The market closed with average of 1,531,074 units valued $9,642,251, in contrast to 1,286,009 shares valued at $9,128,050 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,268,507 shares, with a value of $10,702,650, compared to 1,246,050 shares, with a value of $10,804,762 previously. May closed with an average of 2,248,261 units at an average of $12,751,529 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints gained 50 cents to close at $18.50, trading 5,000 stock units, Caribbean Cement put on 90 cents to close at $79.90, with an exchange of 1,456 shares, Grace Kennedy regained the 29 cents it lost on Wednesday while trading 13,691 stock units to end at $61.50. Jamaica Broilers finished trading of 159,727 units with a fall of 25 cents to end at $33.50.,Jamaica Producers traded 2,200 shares and lost 37 cents to close at $26.50, JMMB Group gained 60 cents trading 44,117 shares at $39.60, Kingston Wharves dived $2.99 to close at $65.01, trading 8,050 stock units. Mayberry Investments fell 49 cents, ending trading 44,427 shares at $8.50, Mayberry Jamaica Equities rose 31 cents to end at $11.31, with 287,077 shares changing hands, NCB Financial Group fell 99 cents trading 146,914 shares to end at $173, PanJam Investment climbed $1.40 to conclude trading of 19,254 shares at $93.40. Scotia Group dropped $2.50 to close at $50, with an exchange of 1,190,960 shares, Seprod lost 30 cents to end at $48, in trading 32,742 shares, and Supreme Ventures rose 30 cents to settle at $29.80, trading 57,706 shares.
rading in the US securities market resulted in 35,630 units valued at over US$17,723 changing hands. Market activity ended with JMMB Group 6% preference share trading 10,000 units at $1.04 US cents, and JMMB Group 5.5% preference share finished at $2 trading 2,500 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 23,130 units to end at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.84 points to close at 190.03.

Big jump for JSE main market – Wednesday

Wisynco ended at a new closing highon Wednesday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed lower on Wednesday as the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 3,591.40 points to 482,392.12 and the JSE Index advanced by 3,263.64 points to 439,356.76.
At the close market activity, on the main and US markets, the prices of 11 securities advanced, 14 declined and 12 traded firm, as a total of 37 securities traded, compared to 39 on Tuesday. Market activity ended with 43,724,306 units valued at over $310,353,690, in contrast to 89,828,749 units valued $521,107,116 on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm returned to the lead position in trading with 37.9 million units or 87 percent of total main market volume, Caribbean Cement closed with 1.35 million shares changing hands equating to 3 percent of total trades, followed by PanJam Investment with 1.2 million stock units and 3 percent of the day’s trades.
The market closed with average of 1,286,009 units valued at an average of $9,128,050, in contrast to 2,566,536 units valued 14,888,775 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,246,050 shares, with a value of $10,804,762, compared to 1,241,019 shares, with a value of $11,046,323 previously. May closed with an average of 2,248,261 units at an average of $12,751,529 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 bids higher than their last selling prices and one closing with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments lost $1 and closed at $44, with 2,412 shares traded, Caribbean Cement fell 99 cents to close at $79, with an exchange of 1,345,783 shares, Jamaica Broilers finished trading of 15,848 units with a rise of 85 cents to end at $33.75. JMMB Group shed 99 cents in trading 95,501 shares to close at $39, PanJam Investment dropped $2.49 and concluded trading of 1,204,266 shares at $92, Sagicor Group traded 29,481 units with a fall of 50 cents to close at $47.50, Salada Foods gained $1, trading just 200 stock units at $32.50. Scotia Group jumped $1.50 to close at $52.50, with an exchange of 66,800 shares, Seprod rose 50 cents to end at $48.30, in trading 135,071 shares, Sterling Investments rose 34 cents to $3.74, with 8,673 units changing hands and Wisynco Group traded  339,978 shares and rose 45 cents to end at a record close of $18.50.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 116,915 units valued $63,417 changing hands. Market activity ended with JMMB Group 6% preference share trading 47,500 units with a loss of 1 cents at $1.04 US cents, Proven Investments traded 44,620 units in closing at 25 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 24,795 units to end at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 1.32 points to close at 189.19.

Junior Market inched higher – Wednesday

Trading levels declined on Wednesday compared to Tuesday, ending with 2,945,014 units valued at $13,949,439 changing hands, compared to 6,856,068 units valued $29,636,228 changing hands previously.
Trading ended with an average of 101,552 units for an average of $481,015 in contrast to 228,536 units for an average of $987,874 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 226,213 shares carrying a value of $959,667 compared to 244,564 shares carrying a value of $1,030,128 previously. In contrast, May closed with an average of 81,626 units for an average of $311,248 for each security traded.
At the close of market activities, 29 securities changed hands, compared to 30 on Tuesday, resulting in prices of 4 advancing, 15 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The market index rose a mere 3.05 points to close at 3,130.94.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.99, with 13,997 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 32,500 units, and rose 7 cents to $4.50, Cargo Handlers settled at $9.50, with 1,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 1,926 shares at $5.27. Caribbean Producers finished trading 523,000 units at $4.80, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 20 cents at $1.80, with an exchange of 20,000 shares, Derrimon Trading fell 2 cents to $2.77, with an exchange of 256,383 shares, Everything Fresh settled at $1.59, trading 6,000 units. Elite Diagnostic ended trading of 16,365 shares, with a loss of 39 cents at $3.85, Express Catering added 9 cents to close at $6.99, with an exchange of 6,000 shares, FosRich Group finished trading 18,189 shares, with a loss of 3 cents at $4.95, Fontana closed with a loss of 9 cents at $4.11, with 120,087 stock units changing hands. General Accident ended 3 cents higher at $4.15, after exchanging 49,000 units, Honey Bun finished with a loss of 2 cents at $5.93, with an exchange of 333,703 shares, iCreate settled at 77 cents, with 15,385 shares trading, Indies Pharma ended trading of 302,963 stock units 11 cents higher to $3.26. Iron Rock traded 21,150 units, with a loss of 15 cents at $3.50, ISP Finance dropped $4.50 to close at $15, in trading 4,300 shares, Jamaican Teas closed at $4.40, with 80,560 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation ended with a loss of 1 cent at $2.09, trading 15,623 shares. Key Insurance closed with a loss of 15 cents at $3, after exchanging 10,563 stock units, Knutsford Express settled at $12.50, with 3,032 shares crossing the exchange, Lasco Distributors ended trading 395,342 shares at $3.50, Lasco Financial closed with a loss of 15 cents at $5, with 180,422 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing traded 210,979 stock units with a loss of 10 cents at $4, Medical Disposables lost 30 cents to end at $7.50, with an exchange of 4,950 shares, SSL Venture Capital ended at $1.65, with 200 shares trading, Stationery and Office settled at $9.20, with 300,150 stock units changing hands and tTech traded 1,245 shares with a loss of 40 cents at $5.30.

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

Trading rises on JSE main market – Tuesday

Wisynco ended at an alltime closing high of $18.05.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed lower on Tuesday as the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,126.46 points to 478,800.72 and the JSE Index declined 1,932.39 points to close at 436,093.12.
At the close market activity, on the main and US markets, the prices of 11 securities advanced, 14 declined and 12 traded firm, as a total of 39 securities traded, compared to 37 on Monday. Market activity ended with 89,828,749 units valued $521,107,116, in contrast to 27,845,140 units valued $326,983,633 on Monday.
Kingston Properties led trading with 64.3 million units or 71.6 percent of total main market volume, Wigton Windfarm closed with 22.35 million shares changing hands equating to 25 percent of total trades, followed by JMMB Group with 571,889 stock units and less than one percent of the day’s trades.
The market closed with average of 2,566,536 units valued 14,888,775, in contrast to 795,575 units valued $9,342,390 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,241,019 shares, with a value of $11,046,323, compared to 1,043,601 shares, with a value of $10,377,239 previously. May closed with an average of 2,248,261 units at an average of $12,751,529 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 bids higher than their last selling prices and one closing with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Caribbean Cement jumped $1.79 to close at $79.99, with an exchange of 3,824 shares, Eppley climbed $1.40 and ended trading of 1,075 shares at $13.40, Grace Kennedy fell 29 cents trading 26,200 stock units to end at $61.21, Jamaica Broilers finished trading of 76,662 units with a rise of $1.01 to end at $32.90. JMMB Group rose 99 cents in trading 571,889 shares at $39.99, Kingston Properties lost 50 cents to close at $6.50, trading 64,331,400 stock units, NCB Financial Group jumped $3.75 trading 181,973 shares to end at $174. Pulse Investments rose 37 cents to close at $2.92, trading 76,602 shares, Sagicor Group traded 68,032 units with a fall of 41 cents to close at $48, Salada Foods dropped $3.70, trading just 705 stock units at $31.50. Scotia Group jumped $1.50 to close at $52.50, with an exchange of 66,800 shares, Seprod lost $2.04 to end at $47.80, in trading 108,270 shares, Sterling Investments rose 34 cents to $3.74, with 8,673 units changing hands and Wisynco Group traded  303,642 shares and rose $1.55 to end at a record close of $18.05.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 205,833 units valued $61,194 changing hands. Market activity ended with Eppley 5% preference share traded 1,500 units at 98 US cents, Proven Investments traded 195,160 units and lost 1 cent in closing at 25 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 648 units to end at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.44 points to close at 190.51.

Junior Market inched higher – Tuesday

Elite Diagnostics closed at a new high of $4.24 on the Junior Market on Tuesday.

The Junior Market inched higher in trading on Tuesday following Monday’s slight fall but IC bid-offer Indicator reflect negative readings.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of market activities, 30 securities changed hands, compared to 26 on Monday, resulting in prices of 8 advancing, 12 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The market index rose 0.74 points to close at 3,127.89.
Trading ended with 6,856,068 units valued at $29,636,228 changing hands on Tuesday, compared to 3,487,721 units valued at $19,401,745 changing hands on Monday.
Trading ended with an average of 228,536 units for an average of $987,874 in contrast to 134,143 units for an average of $746,221 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to  244,564 shares carrying a value of $1,030,128 compared to 247,444 shares carrying a value of $1,037,7192 previously. In contrast, May closed with an average of 81,626 units for an average of $311,248 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of 1 cent at $45, with 31,398 shares trading, AMG Packaging ended 2 cents higher at $2, with 16,403 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading 29,300 shares, with a loss of 68 cents at $5.27, Caribbean Producers ended at $4.80, in trading 5,220 units. Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2, with an exchange of 7,500 shares, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 2 cents at $2.79, with 5,400 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove traded of 10,000 shares, at $12, Everything Fresh settled with a loss of 1 cent at $1.59, with an exchange of 57,514 units. Elite Diagnostic jumped 52 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.24, trading 18,058 shares, Express Catering traded 59,094 shares with a loss of 8 cents to end at $6.90, FosRich Group lost 2 cents to end at $4.98, after exchanging 133,283 shares, Fontana closed 20 cents higher at $4.20, with 1,154,738 stock units changing hands. General Accident ended with a loss of 38 cents at $4.12, with an exchange of 101,873 units, GWest Corporation concluded trading of 600 shares at $1.31, Honey Bun closed at $5.95, with an exchange of 5,100 shares, iCreate settled with a loss of 3 cents at $0.77, with 4,350 shares changing hands. Indies Pharma ended trading 113,293 stock units with a loss of 15 cents to close at $3.15, Iron Rock traded 1,126 units, with a loss of 19 cents at $3.65, Jamaican Teas closed with a loss of 30 cents at $4.40, with 6,070 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation ended 1 cent higher at $2.10, with 3,775 shares trading. KLE Group finished at $1.90 after exchanging 250 units, Knutsford Express settled at $12.50, with an exchange of 5,034 shares, Lasco Distributors traded 136,188 shares, to end at $3.50, Lasco Financial ended at $5.15, with 307,241 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing traded 4,508,730 stock units with a rise of 10 cents to $4.10, Main Event closed at $5.88, with 12,483 units changing hands, Medical Disposables ended 35 cents higher at $7.80, with the trading of 1,236 shares, Paramount Trading concluded trading of 63,374 shares with a loss of 20 cents at $2. SSL Venture Capital finished 24 cents higher at $1.65, after exchanging 100 shares and Stationery and Office settled 16 cents higher at $9.20, with 57,337 stock units changing hands.

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

JSE major indices rise – Monday

Wisynco traded at a new high of $20 on Monday as supply dries up.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market recovered some of Friday’s losses, on Monday as the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,684.72 points to 480,927.18 and the JSE Index advanced by 1,530.97 points to 438,025.51.
At the close of market activity, on the main and US markets, the prices of 14 securities rose, 11 declined and 12 traded firm, as a total of 37 securities traded, compared to 36 on Friday. Market activity ended with 27,845,140 units valued $326,983,633, in contrast to 104,623,709 units valued $541,856,427 on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm continues to dominate trading since listing in late May, closing with 20 million shares changing hands and 72 percent of total trades, followed by Wisynco Group with 2.33 million stock units and 8.4 percent of the day’s trades and Caribbean Cement with 1 million units for 3.7 percent of volume traded.
The market closed with average of 795,575 units valued $9,342,390, in contrast to 2,989,249 shares valued at $15,481,612 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,043,601 shares, with a value of $10,377,239, compared to 1,309,645 shares, with a value of $13,324,556 previously. May closed with average of 2,248,261 units at an average of $12,751,529 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints gained $1 to close at $18, trading 1,629 stock units, Caribbean Cement jumped $5.15 to close at $78.20, with an exchange of 1,017,540 shares, Jamaica Broilers finished trading of 36,567 units with a decline of $1.11 to end at $31.89. JMMB Group lost 99 cents and concluded trading of 68,154 shares at $39, Kingston Properties gained $1 to close at $7, with 383 stock units trading, NCB Financial Group ended trading of 320,113 shares with a rise of 23 cents to end at $170.25. PanJam Investment lost 50 cents and concluded trading of 358,033 shares at $94.50, Sagicor Group traded 260,547 units and rose 41 cents to close at $48.41, Sagicor Real Estate Fund added 25 cents and finished trading with 49,992 stock units at $10.25. Seprod jumped $1.84 to end at $49.84, in trading 159,357 shares, Supreme Ventures  dropped $1.25 to settle at $29.65, trading 369,194 shares and Wisynco Group traded 2,332,253 shares and rose 50 cents to end at a record close at $16.50, after the stock hit $20 during the day, for the first time.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 74,645 units valued $18,272 changing hands. Market activity ended with Proven Investments traded 67,775 units and closed at 26 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 1 cent in trading 6,890 units to end at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 1.51 points to close at 190.07.

More declines for Junior Market – Monday

The Junior Market declined for the second day in trading on Monday following Friday’s slight fall but IC bid-offer Indicator reflect a negative reading, suggesting that the decline is not yet over.
At the close of market activities, 26 securities changed hands, compared to 25 on Friday, resulting in prices of 14 advancing, 10 declining and 2 remaining unchanged. The market index slipped 10.35 points to close at 3,127.15.
Trading ended with 3,487,721 units valued at $19,401,745 changing hands on Monday, compared to 8,677,038 units valued $33,362,375 changing hands on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 134,143 units for an average of $746,221 in contrast to 347,082 units for an average of $1,334,495 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 247,444 shares carrying a value of $1,037,7192 compared to 268,336 shares carrying a value of $1,091,470 previously. In contrast, May closed with an average of 81,626 units for an average of $311,248 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows  4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 9 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.98, with 20,817 stock units changing hands, CAC 2000 finished $1 higher at $13, with an exchange of 4,437 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading of 96,108 units with a loss of 10 cents at $4.80. Derrimon Trading lost 4 cents to end at $2.81, trading 2,500 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 297,835 shares and rose 20 cents higher to $12, Everything Fresh settled at $1.60, with 24,906 units trading, Elite Diagnostic ended trading of 5,200 shares and rose 21 cents to $3.72. Express Catering traded 59,784 shares with a loss of 1 cent at $6.98, FosRich Group exchanged 500,120 shares to finish with a loss of 20 cents at $5, Fontana closed with a loss of 25 cents at $4, after exchanging 464,115 stock units, General Accident ended 35 cents higher at $4.50, with 516,162 units crossing the exchange. GWest Corporation closed 1 cent higher at $1.31, with 15,300 shares trading. Honey Bun declined by 5 cents to close at $5.95, with 543,485 shares changing hands, iCreate closed with a 5 cents gain at 80 cents with an exchange of 137,014 shares, Indies Pharma ended trading of 71,144 stock units after rising 5 cents to $3.30. Jamaican Teas closed with a rise of 15 cents to close at $4.70, with an exchange of 129,156 shares. Jetcon Corporation ended trading with 9,803 shares with a rise of 14 cents to $2.09, KLE Group finished with a loss of 25 cents to end a a 52 weeks’ low of $1.90, trading 964 units, Knutsford Express settled with a loss of 40 cents at $12.50, with and exchange of 4,966 shares, Lasco Distributors ended trading of 24,765 shares and rose 20 cents to $3.50. Lasco Financial rose 5 cents to close at $5.15, trading 60,931 shares, Lasco Manufacturing finished trading 116,768 stock units after rising 9 cents to close at $4, Main Event closed 67 cents higher at $5.88, with an exchange of 28,376 units, Medical Disposables ended at $7.45, with 11,843 shares changing hands. SSL Venture Capital finished 11 cents higher at $1.41, with 13,129 shares crossing the exchange and Stationery and Office Supplies settled with a loss of 6 cents at $9.04, with 328,093 stock units trading.

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