NCB pushes All Jamaica within touch of 380K

NCB stock jumped to $124 in early trading on Wednesday.

NCB Financial traded up to $124 from $120 on Tuesday and help push the All Jamaica Composite Index to just less than 55 points from 380,000, at 11:38 in the morning session of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange traded at a new record territory on Wednesday morning a mere 3 minutes of opening passing and went on to yet a higher level at 5 minutes later while passing other records along the way to the recent high.
The All Jamaica Composite Index rose 3,015.46 points to 379,946.02 and the JSE Index gained 2,747.43 points to a record 346,173.52.
The Junior Market that slipped 33.18 points in earlier trading is now down just 4.45 to 3,364.67.
Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded the most share of just under 8.7 million units at $11.75. NCB Financial now trades at $122 with the bid at the last sale price.

All Jamaica trades at new intraday record

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange traded at a new record territory on Wednesday morning within 3 minutes of opening and went on to yet a higher level at 5 minutes later.
The Main market which has slipped back slightly since to be at 377,639.34 for the All Jamaica Composite Index for a gain over Tuesday’s close of 376,930.26. The All Jamaica Composite Index traded with a gain of 1,728.19 points to 378,658.45 and then went on to 378,793.40. The JSE Index rose 1,574.58 points to a record 345,000.67 and then went further to 345,123.62 for a total gain of 1,697.53.
The Junior Market Index slipped 33.18 points to 3,335.94 Derrimon Trading pulled back to $2.75 from $3 and Paramount Trading fell to $2.60 from $2.75 from the close on Tuesday.

NCB pushes All Jamaica to intraday record

NCB stock jumped to $120 in early trading on Tuesday.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange appears to be trading in a new record territory on Tuesday Morning with NCB Financial pushing the market indices much higher than at Monday’s close.
At this stage of trading it is unclear exactly where the indices are as NCB opened at $199.01, just seconds after the market opened, but that trade was cancelled as it was outside the 30 percent range permitted by the Exchange in a day. At the time of writing, the records have the All Jamaica Composite Index up 5,408.08 points to 378,261.05. The JSE Index surged 4,927.37 points to a record 344,638.58. The price for NCB Financial used to compute the index is $120.65 but that is just over $1.65 too high, as such the main market indices is about 1,500 points overstated but that would still mean that the indices would be trading at new record territory beating the previous high of 375,307.08 reached last week.
The Junior Market that hit a new closing high on Monday has retreated by 21.92 points to 3,370.66.

All Jamaica jumps 9,684 points to new record

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NCB stock jumped to a record $125 in early trading on Wednesday.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange continues to break records. After opening at a new record high to market continues to move higher with less than an hours trading and now sits with a short distance from a major resistance point.
With just 40 minute after opening, the All Jamaica Composite Index jumped sharply by 9,684.42 points to a new record of 375,307.08, breaking the record of 372,546.73 reached within 40 minutes of the market’s opening. NCB Financial jumped to a record high of $125 to make a huge indent on the market. The JSE Index surged 8,823.60 points to a record 341,947.18, after it hit a high of 339,432.19 after the NCB jump.
The Junior Market added less than a point to 3,267.31 but Derrimon Trading that will trade x split with the approval of a 10 to 1 stock split is yet to trade.

All Jamaica jumps to 372,546 points

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed new shortly after trading opened on Wednesday, with the All Jamaican Composite Index surging over 366,792.29 points level but by after 13 minutes of trading it shot up 6,924.07 points to 372,546.73.
With less than a minute after opening the All Jamaica Composite Index rose 1,169.63 points to a new record of 365,792.29 within a minute of opening but that was before NCB Financial traded and jumped to a record high of $125. The JSE Index climbed 1,065.66 points to a record 334,189.24 initially and then to a higher high of 339,432.19 having added 6,308.61 after the NCB jump.
The Junior Market added less than a point to 3,267.31 but Derrimon Trading that will trade x split with the approval of a 10 to 1 stock split is yet to trade.

Rising stock prices dragging PEs higher

The bulls have taken control of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, driving the main market to several new record highs during the past week with All Jamaica Index hitting more than 352,000 points last week Friday and jumping more than 6,000 points on Tuesday morning this week to more than 356,400 points and hitting a high of 363,496.
At the same time, the Junior Market now trades at a 15 months’ high. The bullishness has also raised the PE ratio of the market higher since the start of July. The average PE for the overall Junior Market is now 13, based on 2018 estimated earnings. The main market PE, is now an average of 13.7. At the start of July, the PE ratios, were at 11 for the Junior Market and 13 for the main market. At the end of 2017, the average PEs were at 13.5 and 15 respectively, based on 2017 earnings.
The PE is the most used tool in valuing stocks. in order to compare the value of one stock versus another, as such paying attention to this most important measure is critical to success in the stock market. PE ratios are not static and will change as profit and interest rates change. Profit will drive a stock to an expected or accepted PE but interest rates will change PE depending on whether rates and rising or falling. For several years Jamaican became used to a PE of 10 being the norm. That was when interest rates were in the teens now that rates are down sharply from that level PE will rise but its taken quite some time for that to happen. Investors are slowly recognizing that to participate in a growing economy and rising profits that they have to pay more to buy the shares of the listed companies.
The attached chart suggests that the average PE ratio is likely to end 2018 around 16 TO 17 times earnings, as investors continue to gradually upgrade the multiple they are prepared to pay for stocks, which would lift prices sharply over the coming months, from current levels.
Treasury bill rates now under 2 percent and government 4 years bods clearing at 3.95 percent and with a chronic shortage of many of the stocks, continuing to put upward pressure on prices, the PE ratios will move higher, investors should be taking their cue from this development.
The movement of the markets PE to the range mentioned above would translate to and increase around 25 percent rise in the market for the rest of the year and would result in full year gains of 40 to 50 percent in main and Junior markets for the year.

All Jamaica jumps 6,070 points to record 356,437

The Jamaica Stock Exchange surged sharply in early trading on Tuesday, with the All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 6,070.62 to an intraday high 356,437.50, after just 17 minutes of trading.
At the same time, the JSE Index jumped 5,531.02 points to a record 324,754.83. Strong gains by Kingston Wharves that traded at $61 up from $53 when it traded previously, NCB Financial that rose by $1 and and Seprod that jumped from $45 to $50 were the main contributors to the gain.
The Junior Market index is showing a huge increase of 557.73 points to 3,797.07 is caused by Blue Power having split into 10 units with the adjusted price being $4.70 but trades were attempted at $47 thus distorting the index. Those trades will be cancelled at the close of the day.

All Jamaica index jumps to record 352,258 points

The All Jamaican Composite Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange having cleared the 351,000 points mark after just 5 minutes of opening, with NCB Financial trading at $110 has now broken the 352,000 after 42 minutes of trading.
The All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 3,325.45 to a record 352,257.65 and the JSE Index climbed 3,029.87 points to 320,946.53 points while the Junior Market rose 50.08 to cut sharp fall on Thursday of more than 57 points and now sits at 3,227.22 points.
Apart from a sharp rise in the price of NCB shares, Grace Kennedy rose to $60, and JMMB Group climbed to $29. Kingston Wharves has a bid of $60 compared to a last price of $53 and could add quite a bit to the indices when it trades.

All Jamaica index at record 351,774 points

The All Jamaican Composite Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, having cleared the 350,000 points mark on Thursday, broke the 351,000 level after just 5 minutes of the market’s opening, with NCB Financial trading at $110.
The All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 2,853.46 to a record 351,774,75 and the JSE Index rose 2,589.88 points to 320,506.54 points while the Junior Market rose 39.61 to cut sharp fall on Thursday of more than 57 points and now sits at 3,216.75 points.
The movement in NCB price brings narrows gap in the price the stock trades at in Trinidad at J$129 and Jamaica to from around $24 to $19 currently.

All Jamaica just below 350,000 points

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange hit new record high with the all Jamaica composite Index sitting just below the 350,000 points level with 3 hours of trading elapsing.
The All Jamaican Composite Index jumped sharply by 5,035.03 points to 349,774.63 and the JSE Index surged 4,5687.48 points to end at a record 318,684.18 while the Junior Market index jumped 32.26 points to 3,194.15.
Indies Pharma traded 3,185,194 shares up to $2.25 up 75 cents from the IPO price of $1.50 while Everything Fresh climbed to $2.20 following six months results. Subsequently, Indies traded 21.19 million units with the last traded price being $2.24.