JSE surges to new record close – Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continues to reach new highs for the year as investors continue to focus their attention on main market stocks and leaving their Junior Market siblings to play second fiddle.
At the close on Monday, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 3,297.34 points to a record close of 483,631.36 and the JSE Index surged 2,996.42 points to yet another record close of 440,482.91.
At the close market activity, on the main and US markets, the prices of 12 securities advanced, 16 declined and 9 traded firm, as a total of 37 securities traded, compared to 33 on Friday. Market activity ended with 77,902,533 units for $226,722,040, in contrast to 96,408,959 units valued $1,106,187,077 on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 74 million units or 95 percent of total main market volume, Grace Kennedy closed with 1.84 million shares changing hands equating to 2.4 percent of total trades, followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 416,503 stock units and less than one percent of the day’s trades.
The market closed with average of 2,360,683 units valued $6,870,365, in contrast to 3,213,632 shares valued at $36,872,903 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,508,699 shares, with a value of $12,537,308, compared to 1,430,601 shares, with a value of $13,110,955 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 4 closing with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments rose 30 cents and closed at $43.80, trading 10,872 shares, Caribbean Cement dropped 80 cents to close at $79.10, with an exchange of 13,557 shares, Carreras dropped $1.05 to conclude trading of 120,555 units at $7.75, Eppley dived $1.40 to $12 in trading 7,500 shares. Jamaica Broilers finished trading 33,000 units with a fall of $ 2.25 to end at $33.75, Jamaica Producers traded 78,931 shares and rose $21 to close at $27, JMMB Group added $1 trading 73,874 shares to end at $39, Kingston Wharves dived $5 to close at $65, trading 8,937 stock units, Mayberry Investments fell 50 cents, trading 78,393 shares at $8.25. Mayberry Jamaica Equities fell 90 cents to end at $11.20, with 84,460 shares changing hands, PanJam Investment climbed $1 to conclude trading of 37,270 shares at $95. Pulse Investments rose 33 cents to close at $2.98, trading 24,500 shares. Salada Foods traded 205 shares after rising $1.50 to close at $34, , Sagicor Group traded 18,082 units with a rise of 50 cents to close at $48.50, Scotia Group climbed $1.25 to close at $53.50, with an exchange of 172,626 shares and Seprod lost $1.98 to end at $48, in trading 99,522 shares.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 7,144 units valued at over US$8,587 changing hands. Market activity ended with JMMB Group 6% preference share closed at US$1 trading 3,244 units, JMMB Group 5.75% settled trading of 2,500 shares at US$2, Margaritaville Turks exchanged 100 units at 25 US cents and Proven Investments traded 1,300 units in closing at 26 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined 0.23 points to close at 189.11.

Surge for Junior Market stocks – Monday

GWest traded at the lowest price since listing in 2017.

Trading levels climbed on Monday with broad based involvement of Junior Market companies, except for just three to end with 35 securities changing hands, compared to 30 on Friday.
At the close of trading, prices of 12 stocks rose, 16 declined and 7 remained unchanged. The market index inched 1.14 points higher to close at 3,129.48.
Market activities ended with 2,681,294 units at $18,082,806 changing hands, compared to 3,154,186 units valued at $11,105,777 previously.
Trading ended with an average of 76,608 units for an average of $516,652 in contrast to 105,140 units for an average of $370,193 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 182,331 shares carrying a value of $789,233 compared to 195,406 shares carrying a value of $822,944 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 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended market activity exchanging 500 shares to close at $43.50 after falling $1.50, AMG Packaging traded 6,047 shares at $2, Blue Power closed at $4.50 as 14,513 shares were exchanged, CAC 2000 declined 24 cents to settle at $12.76. Cargo Handlers lost 5 cents to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $9.20, Caribbean Cream exchanged just 600 units to end at $5.50, Caribbean Flavours closed with 222 shares trading at $14.30, Caribbean Producers ended trading with 7,000 shares, after rising 20 cents to $5. Consolidated Bakeries ended market activity exchanging 3,458 shares to close at $1.76 after falling 4 cents, Derrimon Trading dipped 10 cents in trading 603,842 units to close at $2.70, Dolphin Cove closed 29 cents higher at $12, with 1,000,000 stock units trading, Everything Fresh closed with a rise of 1 cent to $1.62, with an exchange of 2,189 stock units. Elite Diagnostic closed at $3.85 in exchanging 126,160 shares trading, Express Catering traded 76,711 stock units in closing at $7, FosRich Group climbed 20 cents exchanging 53,543 shares at $5, Fontana dipped 15 cents in trading of 181,035 units at $4.20. General Accident ended market activity exchanging 7,000 shares to close at $4.05 after falling 10 cents, GWest Corporation declined by 23 cents to settle at an all-time low of $1.03, Honey Bun traded 3,478 shares, after rising 35 cents to end at $6.35, iCreate exchanged 23,500 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at 79 cents. Indies Pharma close with a loss of 30 cents at $3.10, swapping 228,262 shares, Iron Rock ended trading with 22,316 shares, after rising 1 cent to end at $3.52, Jamaican Teas climbed 14 cents in exchanging 18,819 shares at $4.44, Jetcon Corporation declined 5 cents to settle at $2. KLE Group climbed 25 cents and exchanged 3,000 shares at $2.15, Knutsford Express settled at $12.50, while trading 1,585 shares, Lasco Distributors ended trading with 18,102 shares, after rising 5 cents to $3.70, Lasco Financial ended with a loss of 1 cent at $5.20 with 25,931 stock units changing hand. Lasco Manufacturing traded 18,944 units and gained 13 cents to end at $4.15, Main Event closed trading of 3,560 units with a gain of 12 cents at $5.43, Medical Disposables closed with a loss of 40 cents at $7.40, swapping 20,000 shares, Paramount Trading concluded trading of 77,952 shares, at $2. SSL Venture Capital close with a loss of 15 cents at $1.50, after exchanging 3,840 shares, Stationery and Office dipped 5 cents to $9.45, with an exchange of 34,996 shares and tTech declined by 44 cents to settle at $4.86.

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

It’s Wisynco, Wigton, NCB & Scotia

Wisynco Group hits a new of $19.50 on Friday, up from $16.50 at the end of the prior week as supply remains light and demand picked up considerably, the stock continue on the watch list this week.
Based on full year results Wisynco trading around a PE of 20, may be considered high priced by some but with interest rates so low in the country, investors should be focusing on the more than $1.50 earnings per share expected for the new-year that starts in July. At the close on Friday, demand was building strongly at $18 and above.
Wigton Windfarm is slowly crawling its way back into the 80 cents range with the stock trading at 80 cents on a number of occasions on Friday, as selling and supplies below 80 cents eased sharply.
NCB Financial seems to be hovering around the $173 level but has a lot of appeal for many investors as they view the future positively. Last week IC Insider.com added Scotia Group as one stock that should be on everyone’s watch list with the release of second quarter results to April.

Scotia Group hiked dividend.

The banking group announced a big dividend increase that included a special dividend of $1.94. Profit performance was nothing write about but the company later reported that cost included more than $1 billion in onetime expenses as they seek to reduce cost and provide customers with a more friendly banking experience.
Barita Investments continues to enjoy strong buying interest as the price firms up around the $45 level and could yet move higher in coming days or weeks. Eppley seems to have demand that should push the price higher during the week as the company is getting set to launch an IPO for the Eppley Property Fund. The announcement that Sygnus Credit Investments borrowed $600 million and plans on raising more, coupled with good third quarter results continue to drive interest in the stock.
CAC 2000 reported profit for the April quarter that shows marked improvement over the previous quarter, suggesting that business is returning to more normal levels from disruption to the operations caused by major road works, in the area of the business. Elite Diagnostic pulled back to $3.85 during the past week but continues to find buying interest around $4 with the promise of earnings of more than 60 cents for the next fiscal year starting in July, that is likely to be the catalyst for more interest in the stock. Fosrich remains on the Watch List along with Lasco Financial that has seen buying interest over $5. Lasco Manufacturing posting of strong full year results with impressive fourth quarter numbers is driving new interest in the stock. Main Event posted good second quarter results with profit rising 29 percent in the quarter and promise of good 2019 results that should encourage increased investors interest. Watch.

Main Event revenues profit growing nciely.

Investors’ interest continues for the Medical Disposables with prospects for continued strong growth in its operations. Paramount Trading stock has been on the back foot for more than a year, with the start of the new financial year, the prospects for vastly improved profit, that IC Insider.com preliminarily places at 15 cents per share, will start to influence the stock price. Demand for Stationery and Office is not aggressive currently, but then supply is very short, suggesting it is only a matter of time before the price moves higher.
Investors should continue to keep eyes on Fontana, Honey Bun, Jamaica Producers and Sagicor Group.

JSE rise on volume surge – Friday

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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.  

TTSE stocks make headway on Friday

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange rose modestly at the close on Friday with the three main market indices rising with advancing stocks be dominant movers.
The market closed with 13 securities trading similar to Thursday, leading to 6 advancing, 2 declining and 5 remaining unchanged as 260,178 shares valued $3,039,820 changed hands, compared to 228,214 shares valued $4,565,216 from 13 securities trading on Thursday.
At close of the market, the Composite Index rose 0.57points on Friday to 1,358.40. The All T&T Index gained 0.29 points to 1,798.29, while the Cross Listed Index inched higher by 0.12 points to close at 123.97.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 2 stocks with higher bids than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with gains| Agostini’s closed with an increase of 15 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $23.75, after exchanging 113 shares, Grace Kennedy ended with a rise of 10 cents at $3.25 trading 91 units, Guardian Holdings ended trading with 10,137 shares and rose by 5 cents to settle at $18.45. JMMB Group added 4 cents and ended at $2.04, with 1,000 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings gained 5 cents and ended at $55, after exchanging 200 stock units and NCB Financial Group increased 1 cent and ended at $8.45, with 160,000 stock units changing hands.
Stocks closing with losses| First Caribbean International Bank closed with a loss of 13 cents and settled at $8.25, after exchanging 55,500 shares and Scotiabank closed down 9 cents and settled at $62.50, after exchanging 2,061 shares.
Stocks closing firm| Calypso Macro Index Fund ended at $15.30, with 728 stock units changing hands, Clico Investments completed trading of 2,402 units at $24.45, First Citizens Bank ended at $39.30, after exchanging 2,581 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $28.80, after trading 23,365 shares and Unilever Caribbean completed trading of 2,000 units at $25.30.

Prices of securities trading for the day 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

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.

TTSE stocks continue to lose steam – Thursday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange suffered further decline at the close on Wednesday with the three main market indices falling as just 2 stocks rose.
The market closed with 13 securities trading, leading to 2 advancing, 5 declining and 6 remaining unchanged as 228,214 shares valued $4,565,216 changed hands, compared to 331,800 shares valued $5,963,334 from 14 securities trading on Wednesday.
At close of the market, the Composite Index shed 0.89 points on Thursday to 1,357.83. The All T&T Index fell 1.28 points to 1,798.00, while the Cross Listed Index declined 0.07 points to close at 123.85.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 4 stocks with higher bids than their last selling and one with a lower offer.
strong>Stocks ending with gains| First Caribbean International Bank rose 3 cents and completed trading at $8.38, after exchanging 31,290 shares and Sagicor Financial closed with a gain of 40 cents to end at $9.95, trading 54,954 units.
Stocks closing with losses| Clico Investments ended trading 5 cents lower at $24.45, with 1,592 units changing hands, Guardian Holdings lost 5 cents and completed trading 1,000 shares at $18.40, JMMB Group closed with a loss of 5 cents at $2, with 20,000 stock units changing hands. NCB Financial Group fell 1 cent to close at $8.44, after exchanging 4,490 stock units and Trinidad & Tobago NGL shed 20 cents and settled at $28.80, with 100,234 shares changing hands.
Stocks closing firm| Calypso Macro Index Fund concluded at $15.30, with 50 stock units changing hands, First Citizens settled at $39.30, after exchanging 300 shares, Massy Holdings closed at $54.95 trading 11,430 stock units. Prestige Holdings settled at $9.50, in exchanging 201 shares, Scotiabank completed trading of 958 shares at $62.59 and Unilever Caribbean ended at $25.30, with 1,715 units crossing the exchange.

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

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.