JSE main market sharp rise – Monday

C&W was Monday’s leading trade with the price rising at the close.

Trading in the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Monday with 24 securities changing hands, with 2 trading in the US dollar market. The main market indices rose sharply with 12 stocks advancing and 7 declining based on last traded prices in both markets.
The All Jamaica Composite Index jumped 1,994.33 points to close at 255,338.83, the JSE Market Index climbed 1,783.28 points to finish at 232,692.82.
In market activity, Cable and Wireless was the dominant trade on Monday with gains of 8 cents, closing at $1.35 with 4,252,222 units trading, Barita Investments closed at $6.85 trading 8,000 units, Berger Paints gained 39 cents to close at $11.89 with an exchange of 6,644 units, Caribbean Cement closed at $33 trading 28,862 shares. 1834 Investments lost 30 cents to close at $1.50 with 179,616 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy advanced 82 cents to $41.67 with an exchange of 139,325 units, Jamaica Broilers closed higher at $16.25 with gains of $1.75 trading 17,260 shares, Jamaica Producers closed with gains of 76 cents to $18 with 16,235 units changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange slid 80 cents to close at $10 with 88,704 shares traded. JMMB Group advanced $2.39, closing at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $22.89 with an exchange of 37,142 units, Kingston Wharves gained $2.48 to close at $31 trading 7,683 units, Margaritaville Turks added 1 US cent to close at 36 US cents trading 746 shares, National Commercial Bank closed higher at $62.80, gaining $1.80, after swapping 18,090 shares, 138 Student Living closed at $4.60 with gains of 10 cents and 50,000 shares changing hands. Pan Jamaican ended trading at $39.50, advancing 50 cents with an exchange of 6,900 shares, Pulse Investments closed at $6.80 with 417 shares changing hands, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.90 trading 10,707 units. Sagicor Group closed lower at $35, losing 20 cents with trades of 102,185 units, while Sagicor Real Estate fund lost 20 cents to close at $11.30 with an exchange of 7,249 units. Scotia Group was down 10 cents, closing at $39 having traded 233,584 shares, Scotia Investments closed at $41, adding 1 cent trading 150 units, Supreme Ventures closed at $5.50 with an exchange of 35,482 shares, Proven Investments closed at 30 US cents, losing 2 US cents trading 51,537 ordinary shares, Jamaica Money Market Broker 7.5% preference share closed at $2.06 with 23,497 units changing hands and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share closed at $1.07 with trades of 100,000 units.

Juniors index inch higher on Monday

Caribbean Flavours traded at a new high of $13.50 on Monday.

The junior market inched higher at the close of trading on Monday, to close at 3,101.51 points after climbing a mere 5.05 points. the market closed with 24 securities changing hands, compared to 19 on Friday.
At the market’s close, 11 stocks rose while 8 declined as trading ended with 2,642,818 units valued at $15,747,182 passing through the market, compared to 5,212,444 units valued at over $33,772,710, on Friday. At the close 6 stocks had bids higher than their last sale prices and 2 with lower offers, than the last sale, while 1 stock closed at new 52 weeks’ high while one traded at an intraday high.
An average of 110,117 units with an average value of $656,133 traded, compared to of 274,339 units with an average value of $1,777,511 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 272,597 units and $1,690,274 compared to 285,096 units and $1,759,823 to the previous day. The average volume and value for January, ended at 165,547 units and $884,749.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging dropped $3.99 and closed at $24.01 with 4,835 units changing hands, Blue Power closed at $50.25 after gaining 24 cents with just 100 shares trading, Cargo Handlers lost 43 cents in trading 180 units, to close at $24.07, Caribbean Cream closed trading with 30,640 units at $8, after gaining by 75 cents. Caribbean Flavours rose $1 in trading 1,500 units to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $13.50, Caribbean Producers closed trading with 46,522 units being exchanged at $4.60 for a loss of 5 cents, Consolidated Bakeries traded 50,000 shares, to close 5 cents higher at $4.05, C2W Music traded 6,683 units and fell 11 cents to 39 cents. Derrimon Trading ended at $7.20 with 38,400 shares changing hands, General Accident closed trading with 6,000 shares while rising 12 cents to end at $4.12, Honey Bun closed with 4,672 shares changing hands to end at $7, Jamaican Teas traded 3,031 shares to close at $8 after gaining by 18 cents. Jetcon Corporation closed trading $1 higher with 390,520 shares being exchanged to end at $11, Key Insurance traded 9,524 units, to close with a loss of 1 cent, at $2.89, KLE Group rose 20 cents and ended with 181 units changing hands, at $2.70, Lasco Distributors ended trading 110,000 units to close at $7.30, after adding 30 cents. Lasco Financial traded 412,200 shares changing hands, to end at $4.70, Lasco Manufacturing with 1,448,197 units changing hands, closed with a gain of 30 cents at $5, Main Event had 59,631 shares changing hands to close at $4.80. Medical Disposables lost 40 cents and closed at $7 with 4,704 shares changing hands, tTech gained 90 cents and closed trading with 513 units changing hands at $7.90, Eppley 9.5% preference share, ended with 300 units changing hands at $6.01 after falling by 2 cents and Eppley 10% preference share, ended with 300 units trading at $6.85.

Trinidad stocks look to be firming

Guardian Holdings closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $16.51.

The number of securities trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange rose Monday 16 changing hands compared to 12 on Friday. The market continues to move sideways with 6 stocks advancing, 5 declining and 5 holding firm while 2 stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high and one at a low.
Volume trading ended at 1,192,408 shares valued at $3,543,220 in contrast to Friday’s 195,248 units valued at $3,655,973.
The Composite Index gained 0.66 points to 1,251.43, the All T&T Index rose 0.93 points to 1,830.60 and the Cross Listed Index added 0.05 points to 90.16 with year to date gains of 15.34 percent.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 6 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
Gains| First Citizens gained 1 cent, closing at $32.50 with an exchange of 1,512 shares, First Caribbean International Bank closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $9.05 with gains of 4 cents while trading 13,848 units, Guardian Holdings ended trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $16.51, climbing 51 cents with 22,631 shares changing hands valued at $373,435. JMMB Group gained 2 cents to close at $1.22 trading 838,419 units valued at $1,019,343, Prestige Holdings added 1 cent to close at $11 with an exchange of 447 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL advanced 40 cents to $23.65 with 5,956 shares changing owners.
Losses| Clico Investment lost 1 cent to close at $22.50 with 11,575 units traded, National Commercial Bank closed at $3.97, losing 3 cents with 101,500 units changing hands valued at $403,000, Point Lisas closed 5 cents lower to $3.65 with an exchange 500 shares. Republic Financial Holdings closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $103.25, losing 75 cents trading 249 shares and Scotia Investments was down 1 cent trading 103,650 units to end at $2.19
Firm Trades| Ansa McAL closed at $66.45 trading 2,000 units, Grace Kennedy traded 70,100 shares at $2.63 while Massy Holdings exchanged 2,377 units to end at $53. Sagicor Financial closed at $9.30 with an exchange of 11,479 units and Scotiabank held firm at $58.75 with 6,165 shares changing hands valued at $362,194, but closed with the offer at $58.70 to sell 930 units.

JSE main market inched up – Friday

Supreme Ventures traded the most shares on Friday.

Trading in the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday with 6 stocks advancing and 9 declining based on last traded prices. It was the second day of gains in the indices after the market lost value for three consecutive days by losing 5,150 points on the all Jamaica Composite index.
The main and US dollar markets closed with 26 securities changing hands on a day with moderate volumes.
In market activity, Supreme Ventures was the dominant trade on Friday but the stock price fell to $5.50, losing 20 cents with 1,444,908 units trading. Barita Investments lost 67 cents to close at $6.85 trading just 350 units, Berger Paints closed at $11.50 with an exchange of 11,554 units, Cable and Wireless closed at $1.27 with a loss of 3 cents and 419,488 units changing hands, Caribbean Cement closed at $33 trading 15,715 shares. Carreras jumped $5 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $74 trading a mere 1,090 units, 1834 Investments lost 20 cents, closing at $1.80 with 25,100 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy closed at $40.85, losing 15 cents with an exchange of 117,428 units. Jamaica Broilers slid $1.50 to $14.50, trading 34,664 shares, Jamaica Producers lost 21 cents and closed at $17.24, down 28 percent from its 2017 high, with 306,833 units changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 80 cents to close at $10.80 with 157,670 shares traded. JMMB Group advanced 50 cents, closing at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $20.50 with an exchange of 76,805 units, during the day the price hit an intraday high of $23. Kingston Properties traded 600 units at a 52 weeks’ high of $11 for a gain of $1, Kingston Wharves closed at $28.52 with a loss of $2.48 trading 3,450 units, National Commercial Bank closed lower at $61, losing $2, after swapping 37,151 shares. Pan Jamaican ended trading at $39 with a loss of $1.75 and an exchange of 284,952 shares, Portland JSX gained 2 cents to close at $10.55 with an exchange of 5,500 shares, Pulse Investments closed at $6.80 with a loss of 10 cents and 3,030 shares changing hands, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.90 trading 161,234 units. Sagicor Group closed at $35.20, losing 37 cents with trades of 45,746 units, after it hit an intraday high of $38, Sagicor Real Estate fund closed at $11.50 with an exchange of 8,058 units. Scotia Group lost 40 cents to close at $39.10 having traded 21,400 shares, Proven Investments closed at 32 US cents trading 233,119 ordinary shares and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share lost 2 cents with trades of 167,612 units, to close at $1.07.

Juniors index jumps sharply on Friday

Lasco Financial Services stock closed at a new high of $35 on Friday.

The junior market bounced back in trading on Friday, to close at 3,096.46 points after climbing 68.71 points as 19 securities changed hands, compared to 21 on Thursday with less stocks rising than falling.
In spite of the sharp gain in the index only 5 stocks rising while 9 declined with Access Financial jumping $3.75. Trading ended with 5,212,444 units valued at over $33,772,710 passing through the market, compared to 5,009,146 units, valued at $26,375,749, on Thursday. At the close 5 stocks had bids higher than their last sale prices and 5 with a lower offer, than the last sale, while 2 stocks closed at new 52 weeks’ high.
An average of 274,339 units with an average value of $1,777,511 traded, compared to of 238,531 units with an average value of $1,255,988 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 285,096 units and $1,769,823 compared to 285,992 units and $1,769,183 to the previous day. The average volume and value for January, ended at 165,547 units and $884,749.
At the close of trading, Access Financial Services surged $3.75 to a 52 weeks’ high of $35 in trading 3,500 units, AMG Packaging jumped $3.50 and closed at $28 with 242 units changing hands, at the close the stock was offered at $25 to sell 150 units, Cargo Handlers traded 8,054 units, to close at $24.50. Caribbean Cream closed trading with 104,586 units at $7.25, after falling by 75 cents, Caribbean Producers closed trading with 16,011 units being exchanged at $4.65, Consolidated Bakeries traded 526,000 shares, to close at $4. General Accident closed trading with 162,398 shares while falling 15 cents to end at $4, Honey Bun closed with 422,790 shares changing hands to end with a loss of 50 cents at $7, Jamaican Teas traded 4,358 shares to close at $7.82 after declining by $1.18. Jetcon Corporation closed trading with 244,231 shares, to end with a loss of $1 at $10. Key Insurance traded 56,000 units, to close with a loss of 10 cents, at $2.90, KLE Group lost 20 cents and ended with 42,816 units changing hands at $2.50, Lasco Distributors ended trading with 2,841,405 units changing hands to close at $7. Lasco Financial rose 20 cents with 149,488 shares changing hands, to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.70, Lasco Manufacturing with 62,296 units changing hands, closed with a gain of 19 cents at $4.70, Main Event gained 19 cents in trading 420,952 shares to close at $4.80. Medical Disposables lost 10 cents and closed at $7.40 with 34,000 shares changing hands, Paramount Trading closed at $3.80 with 77,959 shares changing hands and tTech lost $1 and closed trading with 35,358 units changing hands at $8, at the close investors offered 806,448 units for sale at $7.90.

Jamaica stock market index up but

Stocks indices gained at the close of trading on the Jamaican Stock Exchange on Friday, but with declining stocks overpowering advancing ones 2 to 1 in the overall market based on last traded prices. The market closed with trading in 45 securities and ended with 11 stocks rising and 24 falling.
At the close 5 stocks gained and 9 declined from the junior market as 6 securities ending at new 52 weeks’ closing highs and one trading at an intraday high. The Jamaican Stock Exchange uses the average price as the closing market price as well as in computing the movement in the market indices, accordingly, the JSE reported that 21 stocks advanced and 16 declined.
The All Jamaica Composite Index rose 741.30 points to close at 253,344.50, the JSE Market Index gained 662.86 points to finish at 230,909.54 and the JSE combined index jumped 1,322.69 points, to close at 245,952.78.
Trading was quite steady compared with the previous day with 8,815,422 units valued at $83,003,765, having changed hands, compared to 8,545,755 units valued at $87,407,183 changing hands on Thursday. The junior market accounted for 5,212,444 units valued at over $33,772,710 of those trading.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 122,952 shares compared to an average of 95,844 units on Thursday. For the month to date, an average of 138,735 shares compared to an average of 154,517 units up to the prior trading day. January ended with an average of 592,602 units.
The junior market ended trading with an average of 274,339 units with an average value of $1,777,511 traded, compared to of 238,531 units with an average value of $1,255,988 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 285,096 units and $1,769,823 compared to 285,992 units and $1,769,183 to the previous day. The average volume and value for January, ended at 165,547 units and $884,749.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.

Slippage for Trinidad stocks

Republic Financial Holdings dropped $1.99 to $104 on Friday on the TTSE.

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday resulted 12 securities changing hands compared to 18 on Thursday with the indices mostly falling.
Market activity closed with 3 stocks advancing, 7 unchanged and 4 declining in an exchange of 195,248 shares valued at $3,655,973 compared to Thursday’s 371,489 shares valued at $2,456,056.
The Composite Index lost 2.06 points to end at 1,250.77, the All T&T Index declined 4.41 points to 1,829.67 and the Cross Listed Index added 0.04 points to 90.11 with year to date gains of 15.27 percent.
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| Clico Investment gained 1 cent to close at $22.51 trading 106,440 shares valued at $2,395,964, Trinidad Cement closed at $4.40, gaining 23 cents with 16,000 units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL climbed 25 cents to $23.25 with an exchange of 4,961 shares.
Losses| One Caribbean Media lost 4 cents to close at a new 52 weeks’ low of $19.45 with 250 units traded and Republic Financial Holdings closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $104, losing $1.99 trading a mere 100 shares.
Firm Trades| Angostura Holdings closed at $15 trading 20,948 units valued at $314,220, First Citizens remained at $32.49 with trades of 486 shares, First Caribbean International Bank traded 5,257 shares at $9.01, Massy Holdings exchanged 5,844 units at $53 valued at $309,732. National Commercial Bank was unchanged at $4 with 2,000 units changing hands, Sagicor Financial closed at $9.30 with an exchange of 31,795 units and Scotiabank closed at $58.75 with 1,167 shares changing hands.

Jamaican stocks enjoy gains on Thursday

Stocks mostly gained at the close of trading on the Jamaican Stock Exchange on Thursday as 51 securities changed hands in the overall market, ending with 21 stocks rising and 17 falling. At the close 7 stocks gained and 6 declined from the junior market as 3 securities ending at new 52 weeks’ closing highs.
The All Jamaica Composite Index rose 358.25 points to close at 252,603.20, the JSE Market Index gained 320.34 points to finish at 230,246.68 and the JSE combined index lost 207.72 points, to close at 244,630.09.
At the close, 8,545,755 units valued at $87,407,183 changed hands, compared to 14,119,849 units valued at $235,690,329 changing hands on Wednesday. The junior market accounted for 5,009,146 units valued at over $29,141,927 of those trading.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 95,844 shares compared to an average of 237,979 units on Wednesday. For the month to date, an average of 154,517, shares compared to an average of 213,191 units up to the prior trading day. January ended with an average of 592,602 units.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with a lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments lost 38 cents to close at $7.52 trading 2,755 units, Berger Paints closed at $11.50, for a loss of 50 cents with 18,356 shares changing hands, Cable and Wireless gained 2 cents to close at $1.30 with an exchange of 809,255 units, Caribbean Cement closed at $33 trading 10,032 shares. Carreras closed at $69 with trades of 1,135 units, 1834 Investments lost 10 cents, closing at $2 with 168,582 shares changing hands, and Grace Kennedy closed at $41, gaining $1 with an exchange of 87,622 units. Jamaica Broilers closed $2 higher to $16 trading 20,237 shares, Jamaica Producers lost 55 cents and closed at $17.45 with 97,629 units changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange added 1 cent to close at $10 with 444,930 shares traded, JMMB Group advanced 50 cents, in closing at $20 with an exchange of 444,930 units. Kingston Wharves rose to $31 with a gain of $2.99 trading 30,200 units, Margaritaville Turks lost 4 cents and closed at 35 US cents trading 4,500 shares, Mayberry Investments lost 33 cents to close at $5.40 with 9,000 shares changing hands and National Commercial Bank closed at $63, losing $1, after exchanging 95,008 shares. 138 Student Living closed at $4.50 with 500,000 units traded, Pan Jamaican ended trading at $40.75 with a loss of 25 cents and an exchange of 67,789 shares, Portland JSX gained 2 cents to close at $10.53 with an exchange of 4,000 shares. Pulse Investments closed at $6.90 with gains of 40 cents and 12,000 shares changing hands, Radio Jamaica lost 2 cents and closed at $1.90, trading 58,396 units, Sagicor Group climbed to a 52 weeks’ high of $35.57, gaining 57 cents with trades of 34,750 units, Sagicor Real Estate fund closed at $11.50 with an exchange of 45,615 units. Salada closed at $9.24 trading 2,990 shares, Scotia Group slid to $39.50 with a loss of $1.50 having traded 45,086 shares, Scotia Investments added 99 cents to close at $40.99 trading 11,500 shares. Supreme Ventures closed at $5.70, with trades of 92,605 units, Proven Investments closed at 32 US cents trading 355,925 ordinary shares and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share, lost 1 cent with trades of 178,840 units to close at $1.09.

Juniors retreat sharply on Thursday

Medical Disposables added 60 cents and closed at $7.50′

The junior market retreated sharply in trading on Thursday, to close at 3,027.75 points after falling 48.96 as 21 securities changed hands, compared to 25 on Wednesday with the prices of 7 stocks rising and 6 declined.
The market closed ending with 5,009,146 units valued at over $29,141,927 passing through the market, compared to 6,418,006 units, valued at $39,202,136, on Wednesday. At the close, 5 stocks had bids higher than their last sale prices and 1 with a lower offer, than the last sale while 1 stock closed at new 52 weeks’ high.
An average of 238,531 units with an average value of $1,255,988 traded, compared to of 377,530 units with an average value of $754,627 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 285,992 units and $1,758,206 compared to 290,307 units and $1,803,862 to the previous day. The average volume and value for January, ended at 165,547 units and $884,749.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging closed at $24.50 with 7,859 units changing hands, Blue Power closed with 3,000 shares changing hands at $50.01, Cargo Handlers rose 10 cents while trading 7,456 units, to close at $24.50. Caribbean Cream closed trading with 7,153 units at $8, Caribbean Producers fell 18 cents in trading 17,802 units at $4.65, Consolidated Bakeries traded 681,057 shares with a rise of 20 cents, to close at $4. Derrimon Trading ended at $7.20 with 10,000 shares changing hands, General Accident closed trading with 24,861 shares at while falling 5 cents to end at $4.15, Honey Bun closed with 384,852 shares changing hands to end with a loss of 50 cents at $7.50, Jamaican Teas traded 62,765 shares to close at $9 after declining by 33 cents. Jetcon Corporation closed trading with 460,473 shares, to end at a closing high of $11. Key Insurance traded 1,077 units to close with a gain of 2 cents at $3, KLE Group lost 30 cents and ended with 1,500 units changing hands at $2.70, Knutsford Express traded just 4,000 shares and gained $1.49 in closing at $26. Lasco Distributors ended trading with 469,944 units changing hands to close at $7, Lasco Financial rose 27 cents with 819,651 shares changing hands to end at $4.50, Lasco Manufacturing with 1,086,082 units changing hands, closed with a loss of 44 cents at $4.51. Main Event traded 592,737 shares to close at $4.51, after trading at $4.80, Medical Disposables added 60 cents and closed at 52 weeks’ high of $7.50 with 334,877 shares changing hands. Paramount Trading rose 20 cents and closed at $3.80 with 25,500 shares changing hands, Sweet River ended with 10,000 units changing hands at $3.50 and tTech closed trading with 500 units changing hands to end at $8.

More retreat for Jamaican stocks – Wednesday

Carreras climbed to a 52 weeks’ high of $69.

At the close of trading on the Jamaican Stock Exchange, the bias was in favour of falling prices on Wednesday as 53 securities changed hands in the overall market, ending with 18 stocks rising and 22 falling.
The market closed Wednesday, with 11 stocks gaining and 7 declining coming from the junior market as 5 securities ending at new 52 weeks’ closing highs.
The All Jamaica Composite Index dropped 1,229.08 points to close at 252,244.95, the JSE Market Index fell 1,099.01 points to finish at 229,926.34 and the JSE combined index lost 1,039.04 points, to close at 244,837.81.
At the close, 14,119,849 units valued at $235,690,329 changed hands, compared to 9,830,806 units valued at $174,930,678 changing hands on Tuesday. Of the stocks traded, the junior market accounted for 6,418,006 units valued at over $39,202,136.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 237,979 shares compared to an average of 210,760 units on Tuesday. For the month to date, an average of 213,191 shares compared to an average of 188,403 units up to the prior trading day. January ended with an average of 592,602 units.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with a lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments lost 10 cents to close at $7.90 trading 2,835 units, Berger Paints closed at $12 with 7,273 shares changing hands, Cable and Wireless closed 1 cent lower to $1.28 with an exchange of 776,377 units, Caribbean Cement climbed to $33, gaining $2.70 trading 19,900 shares. Carreras closed higher by $1 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $69, with 1,000 units traded, 1834 Investments lost 10 cents to close at $2.10 with trades of 27,610 shares, Grace Kennedy closed at $40, losing 50 cents with 203,000 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers slid $2.15, closing at $14 trading 104,910 shares, Jamaica Producers closed at $18, losing $2.75 with 90,696 units changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 49 cents to close at $9.99 with 178,875 shares traded, JMMB Group lost 5 cents to close at $19.50 with an exchange of 431,825 units. Kingston Wharves closed lower to $28.01 with a loss of $2.99 trading 1,397 units, Mayberry Investments closed at $5.73 with 8,343 shares changing hands and

PanJam Investment climbed $1 in trading on Wednesday.

National Commercial Bank closed at $64, losing 89 cents, after swapping 28,465 shares. 138 Student Living gained 10 cents to close at $4.60 with 21,958 units traded, Pan Jamaican ended trading at $41 with gains of $1 and an exchange of 160,281 shares, Portland JSX lost 4 cents to close at $10.51 with an exchange of 2,537 shares, Pulse Investments closed at $6.50 with 410,470 shares changing hands. Radio Jamaica gained 7 cents and closed at $1.92 trading 197,732 units, Sagicor Group jumped $2.01 to $35, with trades of 3,572,539 units, Sagicor Real Estate fund closed at $11.50 after gaining 45 cents in exchange for 26,081 units, Scotia Group closed at $41, trading 26,977 shares. Scotia Investments dropped $2.50 to close at $40 trading 3,379 shares, Supreme Ventures closed at $5.70, gaining 2 cents with 123,500 shares traded, Proven Investments gained 2 US cents trading 810,942 ordinary shares to close at 32 US cents, JMMBGL7.25 closed at $1.50 trading 254 shares and JMMBGL 7.5% preference share gained 1 cent with trades of 461,687 units to close at $1.10.