Junior Market jumps 63 points

Lasco Distributors rose by 44 cents to drive Junior Market index sharply higher on Wednesday.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday with the market Index jumping by 62.85 points to close at 3,066.53 arising from the prices of 4 securities advancing, 9 declining while 5 remained unchanged.
Market activities closed with 18 securities changing hands, up from 17 on Tuesday resulting in an exchange of 726,097 units valued at $5,040,854 compared to 1,885,937 units valued at $9,218,166 from 17 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 40,339 units for an average of $280,047 in contrast to 110,937 units for an average of $542,245 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 118,172 units valued at $580,065 and previously 122,969 units valued at $598,559. In contrast, October closed with average of 74,690 units valued at $362,548 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 7 cents at $3, with 5,418 stock units, CAC 2000 finished 7 cents higher at $6.57, with 28,000 shares, Caribbean Producers traded with a loss of 3 cents at $4.05, with 56,540 units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries finished with a loss of 1 cent at $2.05, with 8,280 shares, Dolphin Cove finished trading with a loss of 50 cents at $17.50, with 91,344 shares, Derrimon Trading closed at $8, with 2,730 shares. Express Catering ended with a loss of 20 cents at $4.40, with 39,707 stock units, Honey Bun settled at $4.80, with 4,843 shares, Iron Rock settled 1 cent higher at $2.81, with 1,040 shares, Jamaican Teas traded with a loss of 25 cents at $3.80, with 102,819 units, Jetcon Corporation finished trading with a loss of 14 cents at $4.60, with 14,689 shares. Knutsford Express closed at $13.50, with 5,100 shares, Caribbean Cream finished at $5.60, with 100 shares, Lasco Distributors climbed 40 cents higher to $5.90, with 9,000 shares, Lasco Financial ended trading at $6.50, with 222,751 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing traded with a loss of 3 cents at $4.17, with 14,000 units, Main Event closed with a loss of 44 cents at $5.51, with 10,000 shares and Stationery and Office ended trading 5 cents higher at $5.20, with 109,736 stock units.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

WITCO drops $8.01 on TTSE – Wednesday

West Indian Tobacco dropped $8.01 on the TTSE on Wednesday.

West Indian Tobacco (WITCO) dropped $8.01 to a 52 weeks’ low of $112.99 trading 70 units on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The bid on the stock fell sharply from the last traded price of $121 reached on the November 2, the stock was offered at $112.99 on Tuesday after several weeks of it on offer well below the prior traded price.
WITCO’s price is coming from $125.47 from early September but dropped $1.97 on October 30 and $1.99 on November 2. The stock is still not out of the woods with an offer at $113 and a bid at $106.25 to purchase only 16 units. The collapse followed reduced earnings flowing from decline in sales volume this year as a result of increase taxes on cigarettes and a recession in Trinidad.
Market activity resulted in the two major indices declining as trading levels slumped with only 8 securities changing hands compared to 13 on Tuesday leading to 1 stock rising, 1 declining and 6 closing unchanged.
At the close, just 74,546 stock units traded at a value of $1,870,096 in contrast to Tuesday’s much larger trades of 651,650 units valued at $16,389,752.
The Composite Index declined by 6.80 points to 1,273.63, the All T&T Index dropped 13.50 points to 1,741.48 but the Cross Listed Index remained unchanged at 108.61 points.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 5 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| At the close the sole stock falling in price at the close of the market is Trinidad & Tobago NGL closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $24, with gains of 30 cents in exchanging 25,620 shares valued at $614,880.
Firm Trades| The last traded prices of securities remaining unchanged at the close of trading are First Citizens closing at $31.85 with 17,529 shares valued at $558,299, Guardian Holdings traded 22,500 shares at $15.60 valued at $351,000, Massy Holdings remained at $48.92 with 1,265 units changing hands. National Enterprises closed at $9.75 exchanging 282 units, Sagicor Financial held firm at $7.80 with 3,008 shares traded and Scotiabank settled at $58.50 with 4,272 shares changing hands

Citizens Bank dominates TTSE trading

Trading ended with 13 securities changing hands on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday compared to 14 on Monday as First Citizens Bank dominated market activity with 69 percent of the volume of securities traded and 87 percent of the value.
The market closed with 2 stocks advancing, 5 declining and 6 holding firm as 651,650 shares traded at a value of $16,389,752 compared to Monday’s trades of 363,319 valued at $3,307,599.
The Composite Index declined by 3.51 points to 1,280.43, the All T&T Index added 0.14 points to 1,754.98 and the Cross Listed Index lost 0.98 points to close at 108.61.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 4 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| At the close of the market First Citizens rose by 4 cents to close at $31.85 trading 447,445 shares valued at $14,250,791 and JMMB Group gained 5 cents, closing at $2.20 with 1,080 units exchanged.
Losses| Securities declining based on the last traded price are, Clico Investment trading with a loss of 50 cents, in closing at $20.50 with 19,991 shares valued at $414,710 changing hands, Massy Holdings slid 8 cents to close at $48.92 in exchanging 3,883 shares, National Flour Mills closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.90, losing 5 cents with 100,000 shares. Republic Financial Holdings with a loss of 1 cent, closed at $101.69 with 229 units and Sagicor Financial ending at $7.80, after falling by 15 cents with trades of 4,052 shares.
Firm Trades| The securities trading unchanged at the close of trading are Angostura Holdings that closed at $15.05 with 8,100 shares, Guardian Holdings exchanged just 92 units at $15.60, NCB Financial Group held firm at $5.90 with 1,500 units trading. One Caribbean Media closed at $14 with 58,580 shares valued at $820,120, Scotiabank remained at $58.50 with 5,650 shares valued at 330,518 and Trinidad Cement exchanged 1,048 units at $3.95.

6 Junior Market stocks rise 1 fall

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The Junior Market Index advanced by 30.97 points to close at 3,003.68 on Tuesday with 17 securities changing hands, as the prices of 6 securities advanced, 1 declined and 10 remained unchanged.
Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with resulting in an exchange of 1,885,937 units valued at $9,218,166 compared to 2,877,033 units valued at $17,351,257 on Monday from 18 securities trading.
Trading ended with an average of 110,937 units for an average of $542,245 in contrast to 151,423 units for an average of $913,224 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 122,969 units valued at $598,559 and previously an average of 133,594 units valued at $602,040. In contrast, October closed with an average of 74,690 units valued at $362,548, 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 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed $2 higher at $42, with 866 shares trading, Caribbean Cream finished at $5.60, with 1,900 shares, Caribbean Producers traded at $4.08, with 1,000,000 units, Dolphin Cove finished trading at $18, with 2,000 shares, Derrimon Trading closed $1.50 higher at $8, with 200 shares, Express Catering ended at $4.60, with 21,448 stock units. General Accident finished at $2.72, with 1,000 shares, Honey Bun settled at $4.80, with 11,806 shares, ISP Finance ended trading at $16, with 333 stock units, Jamaican Teas traded 5 cents higher at $4.05, with 25,100 units. Jetcon Corporation finished trading 14 cents higher at $4.74, with 154,338 shares, Knutsford Express closed at $13.50, with 43,681 shares, Lasco Financial ended trading 19 cents higher at $6.50, with 172,903 stock units. Main Event closed 45 cents higher at $5.95, with 8,250 shares, Paramount Trading concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70, with 11,500 units, Stationery and Office ended trading at $5.15, with 397,500 stock units changing hands and tTech finished trading at $7, with 33,112 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE main market closes down – Monday

Trading on the Main Market and the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange concluded trading on Monday with 26 securities changing hands, 8 advanced, 12 declined and 6 traded firm.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropped by 1,137.09 points to close at 314,851.62 and the JSE Index sank by 1,036.02 points to close at 286,865.44. The US dollar market index fell 6.90 points to 161.90 as 3 securities traded in this market with a volume of 119,502 units valued at US$33,226.
The main market closed with 4,115,612 units valued at $48,667,070 trading compared to 6,563,781 units valued at $52,758,651 on Friday. Trading ended with an average of 178,940 units for an average of $2,115,960 in contrast to 262,551 units for an average of $2,110,346 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 284,400 units valued at $3,346,771. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 292,432 units valued at $3,440,509 and previously 292,432 units valued at $3,440,509. In contrast, October closed with average of 185,251 units valued at $16,528,582 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 2 with lower offers.
Major movements took place in Caribbean Cement with an increase of $2, followed by JMMB Group that rose 79 cents, Kingston Wharves traded with a loss of 99 cents, NCB Financial Group fell $1, Sagicor Group lost $1.40 Scotia Group declined by $1.50, Seprod jumped $1.99 and Supreme Ventures dropped by $1. Ciboney traded at a 52 weeks’ high of 29 cents before ending at a 52 weeks’ closing high of 27 cents.

Volatility hits prices on JSE main market

Caribbean Cement stock price jumped $2 on Monday to close at $35.

The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropped by 1,137.09 points to close at 314,851.62 and the JSE Index declined by 1,036.02 points to close at 286,865.44 on Monday as nine stocks had wild movement in prices ranging from 79 cents to $2.
The US dollar market index fell 6.90 points to 161.90 as 3 securities traded in this market with a volume of 119,502 units valued at US$33,226. The US dollar market that was up sharply in the first half of the year is now trading in negative territory with the two major contributors to the big move in 2017 suffering sharp reversal in fortunes. The main market closed with 4,115,612 units valued at $48,667,070 trading.
Trading on the Main Market and the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with 26 securities changing hands, as 8 advanced, 12 declined and 6 traded firm.
In the main activity Berger Paints finished at $16, with 23,483 shares, Cable & Wireless settled 2 cents higher at $1.07, with 1,295,319 shares trading, Caribbean Cement ended trading $2 higher at $35, with 393,242 stock units, Carreras traded with a loss of 20 cents at $11.20, with 540,401 units. Ciboney Group finished trading at a 52 weeks’ high after rising 2 cents to close at 27 cents, with 471,130 shares, Grace Kennedy closed 10 cents higher at $43.10, with 102,504 shares, Jamaica Broilers ended at $18.80, with 14,074 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange finished with a loss of 1 cent at $7, with 29,960 shares. JMMB Group settled 79 cents higher at $29.40, with 38,687 shares, Kingston Wharves traded with a loss of 99 cents at $33, with 21,845 units passing through the market, Mayberry Investments finished trading at $5.20, with 3,911 shares, NCB Financial Group closed with a loss of $1 at $103, with 34,440 shares. 1834 Investments ended at $1.30, with 20,000 stock units, PanJam Investment concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $41.99, with 3,890 units, Pulse Investments settled 1 cent higher at $1.80, with 47,343 shares, Radio Jamaica ended trading at $1.10, with 14,704 stock units, Sagicor Group traded with a loss of $1.40 at $35.60, with 12,516 units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading with a loss of 50 cents at $14.50, with 336 shares, Salada Foods Jamaica closed at $8.50, with 824,963 shares, Scotia Group ended with a loss of $1.50 at $52, with 155,603 stock units, Seprod finished $1.99 higher at $31.99, with 53,958 shares and Supreme Ventures ended trading with a loss of $1 to $10.80, with 9,303 stock units. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share ended trading 5 cents lower at $1.05, with 4,000 stock units, while in the US dollar market JMMB Group 6% preference share rose modestly to close at US$1.22 with 10,000 units, Margaritaville traded 6,100 units at 19 US cents after falling 1 cent and Proven Investments traded 103,402 ordinary share in the US dollar market at 20.01 US cents after slipping 1 cent.

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

10 Junior Market stocks rise 6 fall

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with the prices of 10 securities advancing, 6 declined and 2 remained unchanged on Monday with 19 securities changing hands, the same number as on Friday.
At the close of market activities, the Junior Market Index declined by 24.55 points to close at 2,972.71, resulting from an exchange of 2,877,033 units valued at $17,351,257 compared to 1,034,761 units valued at $4,990,857 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 151,423 units for an average of $913,224 in contrast to 54,461 units for an average of $262,677 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 133,594 units valued at $602,040 and previously an average of 121,656 units valued $578,945. In contrast, October closed with an average of 74,690 units valued at $362,548, 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 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of $1.20 at $40, with 80,000 shares, AMG Packaging lost 1 cent to end at $3.07, with 12,500 stock units, Cargo Handlers ended trading 2 cents higher at $11.01, with 56,829 units, Caribbean Cream added 5 cents to close at $5.60, with 600 units, Caribbean Producers traded with a loss of 2 cents at $4.08, with 273,549 units, Express Catering ended 10 cents higher at $4.60, with 60,376 stock units. General Accident finished 2 cents higher at $2.72, with 13,800 shares, Honey Bun settled at $4.80, with 8,194 shares, ISP Finance ended trading with a loss of 20 cents at $16, with just 414 stock units, Jamaican Teas traded with a loss of 10 cents at $4, with 100,000 units. Jetcon Corporation finished trading at $4.60, with 50,877 shares changing hands, Knutsford Express closed 50 cents higher at $13.50, with 7,400 shares. Lasco Distributors settled 30 cents higher at $5.50, with 2,075,784 shares, Lasco Financial ended trading with fell 29 cents to close at $6.31, with 70,396 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing traded 16 cents higher at $4.20, with 34,728 units, Paramount Trading concluded trading with 2,857 units to gain 30 cents to end at $3.80, Stationery and Office ended trading 3 cents higher at $5.15, with 16,256 stock units and tTech finished trading 50 cents higher at $7, with 12,173 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading ended with 300 units changing hands at $2.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

NCB Financial in big drop in Trinidad – Monday

NCB Financial Group dropped 9.2% on the TTSE.

NCB Financial Group dropped sharply at the close of trading Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday, shedding 60 cents or 9.2 percent in closing at $5.90 after exchanging 159,506 shares.
The market ended with 14 securities changing hands compared to 12 on Friday as the prices of 4 stocks advanced, 3 declined and 7 closed unchanged. Total volume passing through the market was 363,319 shares at a value of $3,307,599 compared to Friday’s trades of 337,266 valued at $3,015,209.
The Composite Index declined by 12.34 points to 1,283.94, the All T&T Index gained 0.03 points to 1,754.84 and the Cross Listed Index slid 3.39 points to close at 109.59.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 3 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| The last traded price of the securities rising and the volumes changing hands are Ansa McAL with gains of 3 cents, closed at $63.03 with 7,314 shares valued at $460,991, Clico Investment traded 20 cents higher, closing at $21 with 25,533 shares valued at $535,150, National Flour Mills ended at $1.95, gaining 1 cent with 1,500 units traded and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $23.70, after trading as high as $23.90, but closed with a gain of 4 cents, in trading 13,497 shares valued at $322,571.
Losses| The last traded price of the securities declining on Monday are, JMMB Group with a loss of 5 cents, to settle at $2.15 with 25,925 shares exchanged, NCB Financial Group closed 60 cents lower to $5.90 trading 159,506 shares valued at $961,048, the stock closed with 40,494 units on offer at $5.90 with no buying interest expressed at the close and Republic Financial Holdings fell 5 cents, closing at $101.70 with 15 units.
Firm Trades| The last traded prices of securities and the volumes traded unchanged at the close of trading are First Citizens traded 340 units at $31.81, Grace Kennedy closed at $3 exchanging 50,000 shares, Massy Holdings remained at $49 with 1,217 units, Readymix with trades of 345 units, closed at $11. Sagicor Financial held firm at $7.95 with 74,196 shares valued at $589,818, Scotiabank ended at $58.50 exchanging 2.526 shares and Trinidad Cement closed at $3.95 with 1,405 units traded.

JSE main market closes up – Friday

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange finished on Friday with 25 securities changing hands, 13 advanced, 5 declined and 6 traded firm with 6,563,781 units valued at $52,758,651 compared to only 3,755,947 units valued at a mere $24,471,583 on Thursday.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped by 2,423.90 points to close at 315,988.71 and the JSE Index climbed by 2,208.45 points to close at 287,901.46. The US dollar market index rose 2.47 points to 168.80 as just one stock traded in this market.
Trading ended with an average of 262,551 units for an average of $2,110,346 in contrast to 163,302 units for an average of $1,063,982 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 292,432 units valued at $3,440,509 and previously 282,348 units valued at $3,560,559. In contrast, October closed with average of 185,251 units valued at $16,528,582 for each security traded. IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 1 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Barita Investments gained $1, JMMB Group jumped $2.11, Scotia Group traded $1.50 higher while JMMB Group 7.5% preference share traded 40 percent of the total volume traded for the day with 2.66 million units, followed by Cable and Wireless with 841,666 units, Salada Foods 742,613 units and Mayberry Investments with 618,785 shares.

JSE stocks mostly rose – Friday

JMMB rose $2.11 on Friday

The majority of stocks trading rose on Friday with 13 gaining, 5 declining and 7 traded firm on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange as 5 stocks gaining a dollar or more and the largest decline being 60 cents.
The market 25 securities with 6,563,781 units valued at $52,758,651 and ended with the market indices rising strongly, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 2,423.90 points to close at 315,988.71 and the JSE Index climbing 2,208.45 points to 287,901.46.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments jumped $1 to close at $9, with 124,043 units trading, Berger Paints traded at $16, with 24,851 shares, Cable & Wireless ended trading 8 cents higher at $1.05, with 841,666 shares after trading at $1.10 earlier in the trading session, Caribbean Cement closed at $33, with 9,531 stock units, Carreras ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at $11.40, with 321,630 units. Ciboney Group traded 3 cents higher at 25 cents, with 50,000 shares, Grace Kennedy settled at $43, with 11,784 shares, Jamaica Broilers fell 19 cents to $18.80, with 16,868 stock units, Jamaica Producers finished with a loss of 5 cents at $15.50, with 24,241 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed 1 cent higher at $7.01, with 6,500 shares, JMMB Group climbed $2.11 to $28.61, with 70,640 shares, Kingston Wharves settled 99 cents higher at $33.99, with 1,106 units, Mayberry Investments ended trading with a loss of 60 cents at $5.20, with 618,785 shares. NCB Financial Group rose 50 cents to close at $104, with 84,758 shares, PanJam Investment ended trading with a gain of 40 cents at $42, with 43,044 units, Pulse Investments finished trading 4 cents higher at $1.79, with 27,000 shares, Radio Jamaica ended with a loss of 3 cents at $1.10, with 28,903 stock units. Sagicor Group traded 95,697 units and gained $1 to end at $37, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading at $15, with 35,480 shares, Salada Foods Jamaica settled $1 higher at $8.50, with 742,613 shares, Scotia Group added $1.50 to end at $53.50, with 189,107 stock units. Seprod ended trading at $30, with 8,350 units, Sterling Investments closed 75 cents higher at $13, with 2,959 shares and Supreme Ventures ended at $11.80, with 524,225 shares. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.5% ended $1.10, with 2,660,00 stock units, while Proven Investments traded 8,552 ordinary share in the US dollar market at 21 US cents.

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