JSE main indices jump sharply – Friday

NCB Financial Group jumped $2.99 on Friday helping to push indices nearly 2,000 points.

Price movements of Jamaica Stock Exchange main market stocks drove the indices up sharply at the close on Friday, with a slightly negative advance decline ratio. While declining stocks  were greater than advancing ones, big gains of $2.99 in the price of NCB Financial, 4 cents in Cable & Wireless, 50 cents in Jamaica Producers and $2.05 for Pan Jam Investment, helped in pushing the overall market value higher.
A moderate trading ended, with the All Jamaica Composite Index jumped 1,880.59 points to close at 256,031.54, the JSE Market Index climbed 1,713.43 points to 233,273.75 and the JSE US dollar market index inched higher by 0.32 points to close at 188.43.
At the close of trading, 23 securities changed hands in the main market with 2 trading in the US dollar market, leading to 10 stocks advancing and 11 declining. The main market ended with 1,934,322 units valued at $34,659,775 changing hands compared to 1,519,865 units valued at $35,445,679 at the close on Thursday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 40,774 units valued at US$15,747 bringing the total of all trades to J$36,681,675.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
The main market ended trading with an average of 84,101 units valued at $1,506,947 for each security traded compared to an average of 58,456 units valued at $1,363,295. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 118,550 units with an average value of $2,611,033 compared with an average of 121,011 units with an average value of $2,689,896 on the previously traded. The average volume and value for June ended at 218,951 units with an average value of $3,871,959.
In market activity, Berger Paints lost $1 and closed at $15, trading 7,279 shares, Cable and Wireless gained 4 cents to close at 94 cents with 370,842 stock units traded, Caribbean Cement closed at $25.75, gaining 75 cents with an exchange of 116,583 shares, Carreras dropped $2.25 to close at $88, with 5,524 units changing hands, Grace Kennedy closed at $41.99, with a loss of 1 cent trading 3,636 shares. Jamaica Broilers closed at $18, gaining 50 cents while exchanging 12,940 shares, Jamaica Producers traded 70,303 shares at $14. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed 49 cents lower to $6, with 412,335 shares traded, JMMB Group exchanged 9,435 shares at $19.20, having gained 20 cents, Kingston Properties closed at $7.15 trading 12,526 units, Kingston Wharves declined $2 to close at $29 exchanging 15,846 units. NCB Financial Group jumped $2.99 to close at $75, after exchanging 45,368 shares, 1834 Investments traded 78,774 shares at $1.35, PanJam Investment closed at $32.50, gaining $2.05 with a turnover of 20,647 shares, Proven Investments added 2 cents to close at $24.67 exchanging 34,000 shares and Pulse Investments closed at $2.49, with gains of 24 cents and 34,600 shares changing owners. Sagicor Group lost 66 cents, with an exchange of 6,200 shares, to close at $31.75, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $11.20, with a loss of 70 cents and 11,000 units being switching. Scotia Group traded $1 lower to $41 with 161,924 shares traded, Seprod lost 20 cents, closing at $29.75 trading 460,673 shares, Supreme Ventures fell 20 cents to $7.50, with an exchange of 24,297 shares. Proven Investments US ordinary shares gained 0.01 US cent to close at 24 US cents trading 34,000 units, Proven 8.25% preference share closed at $4.98, losing 2 cents with 9,700 units traded, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% preference share gained 5 cents to close at $2.10, with 9,890 units changing hands and JMMB Group US 6% preference share traded 6,774 units at US$1.12.

12 JSE stocks rise 11 fall on Thursday

Proven Investments traded the most shares on Thursday.

Trading resulted in 26 securities changing hands in the main market and 1 trading in the US dollar market, leading to 12 stocks advancing and 11 declining in both markets, as some amount of negative sentiment still hangs over the market.
The All Jamaica Composite Index declined 75.90 points to close at 254,150.95, the JSE Market Index declined 69.15 points to 231,560.32 and the JSE US dollar market index lost 0.32 points to close at 188.11.
The main market ended with 1,519,865 units valued at $35,445,679 changing hands compared to 1,667,980 units valued at $40,302,237 at the close on Wednesday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 930,313 units valued at US$222,773 bringing the total of all trades to J$63,960,659.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
The main market ended trading with an average of 58,456 units valued at $1,363,295 for each security traded compared to an average of 69,499 units valued at $1,679,260. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 121,011 units with an average value of $2,689,896 compared with an average of 125,823 units at an average value of $2,791,942 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for June ended at 218,951 units with an average value of $3,871,959.
In market activity, Berger Paints advanced $1.50 to close at $16 trading 600 shares, Cable and Wireless lost 4 cents, closing at 90 cents with 49,774 stock units being swapped, Caribbean Cement closed at $25,after gaining 30 cents with an exchange of 5,582 shares, Carreras traded $1.25 higher to close at $90.25, with 2,228 units changing hands, Grace Kennedy jumped $1 to close at $42, with 240,148 shares trading. Jamaica Broilers closed at $17.50, losing 50 cents in exchanging 229,322 shares, Jamaica Producers dropped 98 cents to $14 with 3,000 shares changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange added 39 cents to close at $6.49, trading 96,582 shares, JMMB Group exchanged 76,932 shares at $19, Kingston Properties was down 85 cents to $7.15, trading 1,400 units, Kingston Wharves gained 60 cents to close at $31 while exchanging 1,761 units. NCB Financial Group lost 49 cents to close at $72.01, after exchanging 18,521 shares, PanJam Investment closed at $30.45, after falling $2.75 with 59,375 shares trading, Proven Investments exchanged 300,000 shares at $24.65, Pulse Investments closed at $2.25, gaining 25 cents with 6,500 shares changing owners, Radio Jamaica added 2 cents, to close at $1.40, trading of 117,619 shares, Sagicor Group exchanged 35,756 shares at $32.41, having gained 91 cents, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $11.90, with a loss of 10 cents and 149 units switching owners. Salada Foods traded $1 lower to $9 while exchanging 400 units, Scotia Group gained 50 cents and closed at $42 with trades of 78,658 shares, Scotia Investments lost 40 cents to close at $36 trading 76,543 units, Seprod jumped $3.43 to $29.95 trading 6,350 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 20 cents to $7.70, with 56,978 shares trading. Proven Investments US ordinary shares lost 0.01 US cent to close at 23 US cents in exchanging 930,313 units, Proven Investments 8.25% preference share closed at $5, with 11,640 units traded, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% preference share was up 5 cents to close at $2.05, with 40,000 units changing hands and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share traded 4,047 units at $1.11.

 

Big drop in main market index – Wednesday

Jamaica Stock Exchange faulty indices movement.

Trading levels remained low on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with just $40 million worth of stocks changing hands. At the close of trading, 24 securities changed hands in the main market with 3 trading in the US dollar market, leading to 7 stocks advancing and 6 declining.
The All Jamaica Composite Index declined 1,669.64 points to close at 254,226.85, the JSE Market Index declined 1,521.23 points to 231,629.47 and the JSE US dollar market index jumped 11.41 points to close at 188.43.
The main market ended with 1,667,980 units valued at $ 40,302,237 changing hands compared to 5,694,099 units valued at $160,330,278 at the close on Tuesday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 2,760,256 units valued at US$1,001,978, bringing the total of all trades to J$168,555,462 .
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
The main market ended trading with an average of 69,499 units valued at $1,679,260 for each security traded compared to an average of 227,764 units valued at $6,413,211. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 125,823 units at an average value of $2,791,942 compared with an average of 130,517 units with an average value of $2,884,666 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for June ended at 218,951 units with an average value of $3,871,959.
In market activity, Berger Paints gained 50 cents to close at $14.50 while exchanging 7,080 shares, Cable and Wireless closed at 94 cents, with 63,481 stock units swapping owners, Caribbean Cement gained 20 cents to close at $24.70 with an exchange of 5,915 shares, Carreras closed at $89, with 5,704 units changing hands, Grace Kennedy declined 50 cents to close at $41 trading 51,098 shares. Jamaica Broilers closed at $18 exchanging 432,020 shares, Jamaica Producers traded at $14.98 with 6,438 shares changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $6.10, with of 86,353 shares trading, JMMB Group lost 1 cent, closing at $19 while exchanging 56,479 shares, Kingston Properties traded 13,150 units after losing 80 cents to close at $8, Kingston Wharves closed at $30.40, with gains of 10 cents trading 200 units. Mayberry Investments exchanged 72,745 shares at $4.52, NCB Financial Group held firm at $72.50, with 51,061 shares traded, 1834 Investments added 2 cents to close at $1.35, with trades of 77,058 units, PanJam Investment closed at $33.20 with 5,285 shares changing owners, Portland JSX lost 50 cents to close at $10 trading only 450 shares, Pulse Investments closed at $2, losing 35 cents with 5,000 shares changing owners, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.38, with trades of 60,959 shares. Sagicor Group exchanged 24,933 shares at $31.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $12, with a loss of 24 cents and 22,021 units trading. Scotia Group exchanged 525,595 shares at $41.50, Scotia Investments gained 40 cents to close at $36.40 trading 353 units, Supreme Venture held firm at $7.90, with trades of 65,108 shares. Margaritaville Turks US ordinary shares closed at 36 US cents, with gains of 0.04 US cents in trading 2,700,000 units, Proven Investments US ordinary shares closed at 24 US cents, gaining 0.01 US cents exchanging 41,430 units and JMMB Group US 6% preference share traded 18,826 units at US$1.12.

14 stocks drop on Tuesday 4 rise

Proven Investment Traded nearly 4 million units o0n Tuesday to be the most dominant stock on the JSE on Tuesday.

Trading picked up on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with 5,694,099 units valued at $160,330,278 changing hands in main market trading, compared to 994,217 units valued at $13,640,909 at the close on Monday leading to a negative advance decline ratio.
At the close of trading, 25 securities changed hands in the main market with 2 trading in the US dollar market, leading to just 4 stocks advancing and 13 declining. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 1,938,578 units valued at US$450,229, bringing the total of all trades in both markets to J$217,959,583.
The market indices slipped a bit, with the All Jamaica Composite Index declining by just 25.59 points to 255,896.49, the JSE Market Index declined 23.31 points to 233,150.70 and the JSE US dollar market index lost 4.84 points to close at 177.02.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
The main market ended trading with an average of 227,764 units valued at $6,413,211 for each security traded compared to an average of 45,192 units valued at $620,041. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 129,324 units with an average value of $2,758,273 compared with an average of 121,676 units with an average value of $2,563,889 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for June ended at 218,951 units with an average value of $3,871,959.
In market activity, Berger Paints traded $2 lower to close at $14, with an exchange of 3,842 shares, Cable and Wireless closed at 94 cents, with 20,000 stock units trading, Caribbean Cement exchanged 19,667 shares at $24.50, Carreras closed at $89, with 2,993 units changing hands while Grace Kennedy traded 44 cents lower to $41.50 with 82,361 shares. Jamaica Broilers closed at $18 exchanging 16,506 shares, Jamaica Producers gained 48 cents to close at $14.98 with 16,037 shares changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $6.10, losing 40 cents with trades of 10,557 shares, JMMB Group lost 24 cents, closing at $19.01 exchanging 12,633 stock units, Kingston Properties traded 2,288 units, after losing 5 cents to close at $8.80, Kingston Wharves closed at $30.30, with gains of 30 cents trading only 450 units. Mayberry Investments lost 13 cents to close at $4.52 with 1,000 units being switched, NCB Financial Group added 50 cents to close at $72.50, after exchanging 24,371 shares, 1834 Investments lost 4 cents to close at $1.33, with trades of 2,701 units
138 Student Living, closed at $4.55 trading 6,468 shares, PanJam Investment traded 71 cents lower, to $33.20 with 10,840 shares changing owners, Portland JSX closed at $10.50 trading 13,000 shares, Proven Investments gained 2 cents to close at $24.65 with 1,952,814 shares exchanged, Pulse Investments closed at $2.35, with a loss of 24 cents trading 24,559 shares, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.38, losing 12 cents with 3,536 shares changing hands. Sagicor Group traded 3,184,156 shares at $31.50, having lost 50 cents, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $12.24, with a loss of $1.26 and 21,400 units trading. Scotia Group exchanged 68,270 shares at $41.50, Supreme Venture lost 5 cents to close at $7.90, with trades of 143,650 shares. Proven Investments US ordinary share closed at 22.75 US cents, losing 0.01 US cents, trading 1,928,578 units, JMMB 7.5% preference share closed at $2, with an exchange of 50,000 units and JMMB Group US 6% preference share closed US$1.12 trading 10,000 units.

JSE majors slip on Monday

C&W jumped 17.5% to close at 94 cents on Monday.

Market activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange dived on Monday with the main market ended with 994,217 units valued at $13,640,909 changing hands compared to 4,292,363 units valued at $81,728,669 at the close on Friday.
Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 125,186 units valued at US$29,442, bringing the total of all trades to just J$17,409,489. At the close, the All Jamaica Composite Index declined 474.81 points to 255,922.08, the JSE Market Index declined 432.60 points to 233,174.01 and the JSE US dollar market index gained 8.79 points to end at 181.86.
At the close of trading, 22 securities changed hands in the main market with 1 trading in the US dollar market, leading to 10 stocks advancing and 11 declining.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
The main market ended trading with an average of 45,192 units valued at $620,041 for each security traded, compared to an average of 165,091 units valued at $3,143,410. The average volume and value for the month to date, ended at 121,676 units with an average value of $2,563,889 compared with an average of 129,324 units with an average value of $2,758,273 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for June ended at 218,951 units with an average value of $3,871,959.
In market activity, Berger Paints jumped $2.70 to close at $16, with 1,500 shares trading, Cable and Wireless closed at 94 cents, gaining 14 cents with 367,359 stock units switching owners, Caribbean Cement lost 10 cents to close at $24.50, trading 10,000 shares, Carreras closed at $89, losing 95 cents with 100 units changing hands while Grace Kennedy traded 94 cents higher to $41.99, with an exchange of 17,168 shares. Jamaica Broilers closed at $18, with a loss of 20 cents trading 41,365 shares, Jamaica Producers was down 25 cents to close at $14.50 with 2,100 shares changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $6.50, with trades of 14,455 shares, JMMB Group lost 6 cents, closing at $19.25 while exchanging 346,670 shares, Kingston Properties traded 2,000 units, with gains of 5 cents to close at $8.85, Kingston Wharves closed at $30, with a loss of 40 cents with the exchange 1,998 units. Mayberry Investments lost 5 cents to close at $4.65 with 100 units switching owners, NCB Financial Group gained 50 cents to close at $72, after exchanging 818 shares, PanJam Investment traded $3.91 higher, closing at $33.91 with 4,271 shares, Proven Investments declined 38 cents to close at $24.63 with 112,186 shares exchanged, Pulse Investments traded 17,144 shares at $2.59, having gained 10 cents, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.50, gaining 7 cents with 1,150 shares changing hands. Sagicor Group traded 14,566 shares at $32, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $13.50, with gains of 10 cents trading only 100 units. Scotia Group declined 59 cents to close at $41.50, with 28,297 shares trading, Seprod dived $3.48 in closing at $26.52 with a mere 570 shares switching owners. Proven Investments US ordinary shares closed at 23.9 US cents, gaining 0.02 US cents in trading 125,186 units and Proven 8.25% preference share closed 10 cents lower to $5 exchanging 10,300 units.

JSE Main market falls Friday

Trading on the main market stocks of the Jamaica Stock Exchange picked up over Thursday’s levels but declining stocks numbered more than advancing ones leading to declines in the market indices by more than 1,300 points.
At the close of trading, 26 securities changed hands in the main market with 2 trading in the US dollar market, leading to 10 stocks advancing and 12 declining. The main market ended with 4,292,363 units valued at $81,728,669 changing hands compared to 1,294,238 units valued at $29,684,333 at the close on Thursday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 136,527 units valued at US$46,401, bringing the total of all trades to J$87,681,879.
At the end of trading, the All Jamaica Composite Index declined 1,429.83 points to close at 256,396.89, the JSE Market Index lost 1,302.74 points to 233,606.61. The JSE US dollar market index gained 0.45 to close at 173.07.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
The main market ended trading with an average of 165,091 units valued at $3,143,410 for each security traded compared to an average of 56,271 units valued at $1,290,623. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 129,324 units with an average value of $2,758,273 compared with an average of 125,350 units with an average value of $2,715,480 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for June ended at 218,951 units with an average value of $3,871,959.
The main market ended trading with an average of 56,271 units, valued at $1,290,623 for each security traded compared to an average of 115,397 units valued at $2,813,635. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 125,350 units, with an average value of $2,715,480 compared with an average of 133,908 units with an average value of $2,893,588 on the previous trading day. June ended with an average volume of 218,951 units with an average of $3,871,959.
In market activity, Berger Paints exchanged 6,553 shares at $13.30, Cable and Wireless closed at 80 cents, losing 25 cents with 338,942 stock units switching owners, Caribbean Cement lost 90 cents to close at $24.60 trading 4,476 shares, Carreras lost 5 cents to close at $89.95, with 2,748 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy was down 35 cents to $41.05, with trades of 6,209 sharesBroilers traded 70 cents higher, closing at $18.20, with an exchange of 2,080,661 shares, Jamaica Producers gained 75 cents to close at $14.75 with 10,986 shares changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $6.50, with a loss of 30 cents, trading 920 shares, JMMB Group lost 21 cents to close at $19.31 exchanging 6,645 units, Kingston Properties traded 400 units, losing 5 cents, to close at $8.80, Kingston Wharves closed at $30.40, with an exchange of 13,470 shares. NCB Financial Group dropped 50 cents to close at $71.50, after exchanging 40,147 shares, 1834 Investments traded 219,700 shares, gaining 1 cent to close at $1.37, PanJam Investment plunged $4.25 in closing at $30 while exchanging 201,188 shares, Portland JSX closed at $10.50 with 9,293 shares changing hands, Proven Investments advanced 38 cents to close at $25.01 with 115,000 shares exchanged, Pulse Investments traded 1,669 shares at $2.49, Radio Jamaica gained 5 cents to close at $1.43, with 83,042 shares switching owners. Sagicor Group added $1, closing at $32 with an exchange of 31,500 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $13.40, with gains of $1, trading 6,961 units. Scotia Group declined 31 cents to close at $42.09, with an exchange of 49,507 shares, Scotia Investments lost 1 cent to close at $36 trading 1,500 units, Seprod gained $1 and closed at $30 with 982,293 shares changing hands while Supreme Ventures closed at $7.95, after rising 60 cents and exchanging 75,600 shares. Proven Investments US ordinary shares closed at 22 US cents trading 118,527 units, JMMB Group US 6% preference share exchanged 18,000 units at US$1.12 and JMMB Group7.5% preference share gained 1 cent to close at $1.11, with trades of 953 units.

JSE majors rebound halted – Thursday

Sagicor Group dropped $3 to help pull the main market indices down on Thursday.

More prices fell at the close of trading on the main market stocks of the Jamaica Stock Exchange at the close on Thursday with the market indices shedding some value. At the, the All Jamaica Composite Index declined 648.56 points to close at 257,826.72, the JSE Market Index fell 590.91 points to 234,909.35 and the JSE US dollar market index gained 0.45 points to close at 172.62.
Big fall in the prices of Jamaica Broilers, Sagicor Group, Scotia Group and Supreme Ventures were the main contributors to the main market fall. At the close of trading, 23 securities changed hands in the main market with 1 trading in the US dollar market, leading to 7 stocks advancing and 10 declining. The main market ended with 1,294,238 units valued at $29,684,333 changing hands compared to 2,769,523 units valued at $67,527,250 at the close on Wednesday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 36,275 units valued at US$8,006, bringing the total of all trades to J$30,711,439.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with lower offers.
The main market ended trading with an average of 56,271 units valued at $1,290,623 for each security traded compared to an average of 115,397 units valued at $2,813,635. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 125,350 units with an average value of $2,715,480 compared with an average of 133,908 units with an average value of $2,893,588 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for June ended at 218,951 units with an average value of $3,871,959.
In market activity, Berger Paints traded $1.23 lower to close at $13.30 with 8,363 shares, Cable and Wireless closed at $1.05, gaining 5 cents with 69,044 stock units switching owners, Caribbean Cement gained $1, closing at $25.50 in exchanging 1,342 shares, Carreras lost 5 cents to close at $90, with 15,937 shares changing hands and Grace Kennedy traded 18,098 shares at $41.40. Jamaica Broilers traded 51 cents lower, closing at $17.50, with an exchange of 578,428 shares, Jamaica Producers lost 90 cents to close at $14 with trades of 4,799 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 20 cents trading 11,910 shares and closed at $6.80, JMMB Group exchanged 8,144 units at $19.58, Kingston Wharves closed at $30.40, after rising 40 cents, trading only 675 shares. NCB Financial Group advanced $1 to close at $72, after exchanging 136,426 shares, 1834 Investments traded 40,172 shares at $1.36, PanJam Investment lost 25 cents exchanging 6,500 units to end at $34.25, Portland JSX traded 50 cents lower, closing at $10.50 with 28,657 shares changing hands, Proven Investments added 2 cents to end at a new closing high of $24.63 with 40,000 shares traded, Pulse Investments was down 25 cents trading 20,898 shares, closing at $2.49, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.38, with gains of 13 cents and 6,005 shares changing hands. Sagicor Group dropped $3 lower to close at $31, with an exchange of 137,638 shares, Scotia Group declined $1.50 to close at $42.40, with 5,180 shares trading while Supreme Ventures closed at $7.35, losing 65 cents with an exchange of 47,164 shares. Proven Investments US ordinary shares closed at 22 US cents trading 36,275 units, Proven 8.25% preference share closed at $5.10 exchanging 11,000 units and JMMB Group7.5% preference share lost 3 cents to close at $1.10, with trades of 67,352 units.

Big bounce for JSE majors – Wednesday

Proven Investment ended at a new closing high of $24.61 on the JSE main market.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed sharply at the close on Wednesday as more stocks rose than fall, helping to drive the indices up by more than 2,300 points.

At the close, the All Jamaica Composite Index jumped 2,558.93 points to  258,475.28, just 1,000 points lower than the close on Thursday last week, before it dropped on Friday by 5,207.13 points.
At the end of trading, the JSE Market Index surged 2,331.48 points to 235,500.26 and the JSE US dollar market index closed unchanged at 172.17. Twenty five (25) securities changed hands in the main market, with 2 trading in the US dollar market, leading to 11 stocks advancing and 6 declining. The main market ended with 2,769,523 units valued at $67,527,250 changing hands compared to 4,342,047 units valued at $87,253,212 at the close on Tuesday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 219,087 units valued at US$86,787 and brought the total trading to $78,662,040.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
The main market ended trading with an average of 115,397 units valued at $2,813,635 for each security traded compared to an average of 197,366 units valued at $3,966,055. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 133,408 units with an average value of $2,893,588, compared with an average of 136,641 units with an average value of $2,905,009 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for June ended at 218,951 units with an average value of $3,871,959.
In market activity, Cable and Wireless closed at $1, with 103,500 stock units trading, Caribbean Cement gained 50 cents, closing at $24.50 and exchanging 6,385 shares, Carreras closed at $90.05, while gaining 5 cents with2,300 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy traded 20,094 shares at $41.40. Jamaica Broilers closed at $18.01 exchanging 4,830 shares, Jamaica Producers lost 10 cents, in closing at $14.90 with of 261 shares trading. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $6.60 trading 1,100 shares, JMMB Group lost 42 cents to close at $19.58 with 57,560 units changing owners, Kingston Properties traded 85 cents higher, closing at $8.85 with an exchange of 2,500 shares, Kingston Wharves closed at $30, gaining 90 cents with 3,450 shares changing hands, Mayberry Investments gained 10 cents to close at $4.70 with 283,184 shares traded. NCB Financial Group closed at $71, with a loss of 40 cents after exchanging 16,458 shares, 138 Student Living traded 1,532 shares at $1.55, PanJam Investment exchanged 6,600 units at $34.50, Portland JSX traded $1 higher, closing at $11 with 94,343 shares changing hands, Proven Investments gained 10 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $24.61 with 158,000 shares being exchanged, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.25, with gains of 5 cents and 4,880 shares switching owners. Sagicor Group traded $1 higher to close at $34, with trades of 1,128,016 units, Sagicor Real Estate fund closed at $12.40, after losing $1.40 with an exchange of 4,000 units, Scotia Group lost 10 cents to close at $43.90, with trades of 111,876 shares, Seprod was down $1,to close at $29, trading 428,110 shares while Supreme Ventures added 70 cents to close at $8, with an exchange of 268,867 shares. Proven Investments US ordinary shares closed at 22 US cents trading 175,987 units, JMMB Group US 6% preference share traded 43,100 units at US$1.12, JMMB 7.5% preference share closed at $2 exchanging 56,700 units and JMMB Group7.5% preference share gained 3 cents to close at $1.13 and 4,977 units changed hands.

15 stocks gained – Tuesday

Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded at an all-time high on Tuesday.

Gains in the prices of 15 stocks on the main market stocks of the Jamaica Stock Exchange drove the indices up at the close on Tuesday, adding to the big gains on Monday, but the gains over the past two years are not enough to wipe the 5,207 points drop on Friday last, that left the All Jamaica Index at 254,236.40 on Friday. Down from 259,443.53 on the previous day.
The All Jamaica Composite Index advanced 1,268.06 points to close at 255,916.35, the JSE Market Index gained 1,155.35 points to 233,168.78 and the JSE US dollar market index lost 0.06 points to close at 172.17.
At the close of trading, 22 securities changed hands in the main market with 1 trading in the US dollar market, and one in the bond market leading to 15 stocks advancing and 3 declining. The main market ended with 4,342,047 units valued at $87,253,212 changing hands compared to 1,989,011 units valued at $20,502,913 at the close on Monday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 62,895 units valued at US$13,838 bringing the total trade to J$89,256,266.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
The main market ended trading with an average of 197,366 units valued at $3,966,055 for each security traded compared to an average of 86,479 units valued at $891,431. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 136,641 units with an average value of $2,905,009 compared with an average of 126,520 units with an average value of $2,728,168 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for June ended at 218,951 units with an average value of $3,871,959.
In market activity, Berger Paints closed at $14.53 with gains of 23 cents trading 39,207 shares, Cable and Wireless lost 5 cents to close at $1, with 132,419 stock units switching owners, Caribbean Cement closed at $24, after losing 35 cents and exchanging 23,293 shares, Carreras advanced $2 to close at $90 with just 663 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy gained 39 cents to close at $41.40 trading 107,561 units. Jamaica Broilers closed at $18.01, with gains of 41 cents exchanging 3,501,734 shares, Jamaica Producers gained 55 cents, closing at $15, trading 12,153 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $6.60, gaining 20 cents and trading 28,156 shares, JMMB Group gained $1, closing at $20 with 10,600 units changing owners, Kingston Wharves gained of 10 cents and closed at $29.10, with 177,693 shares. NCB Financial Group traded $2.90 higher to close at $71.40, after exchanging 94,828 shares, 138 Student Living added 5 cents, closing at $4.55 with 2,100 shares traded, PanJam Investment gained 25 cents to close at $34.50, with an exchange of 13,265 units, Proven Investments traded 66,000 shares at $24.51, Pulse Investments lost 1 cent to close at $2.74, with 16,900 shares changing hands, Radio Jamaica exchanged 3,049 shares at $1.20. Sagicor Group traded $2.50 higher to close at $33, with 47,142 shares changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund added $1.54, closing at 52 weeks’ high of $13.80 with 100 units exchanged, Scotia Group advanced $2 to close at $44 with trades of 54,394 shares while Supreme Ventures closed at $7.30, gaining 5 cents with an exchange of 9,880 shares. Proven Investments US ordinary shares closed at 22 US cents trading 62,895 units, JMMB Group 7.25% preference share closed at $1.55 exchanging 100 units and JMMB Group7.5% preference share exchanged 810 units at $1.10.

 

JSE majors rise on Monday

JSE headquarters in downtown Kingston.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market index recovered from the sharp fall on Monday to post some modest gains at the close of trading on Monday, but declining stocks still outnumbered advancing ones, 2 to 1 as investors continue to mark the majority of prices down on a day of modest trading.
At the close, the All Jamaica Composite Index added 411.89 points to close at 254,648.29, the JSE Market Index gained 375.28 points to 232,013.43 and the JSE US dollar market index shed 3.42 points to close at 172.23.
At the close of trading, 23 securities changed hands in the main market, with 2 trading in the US dollar market, Activity led to just 5 stocks advancing and 11 declining. The main market ended with 1,989,011 units valued at $78,337,785 changing hands compared to 3,946,660 units valued at $78,337,785 at the close on Friday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 132,375 units valued at US$35,402 bringing the total trade in all the markets to J$$25,045,014.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
The main market ended trading with an average of 86,479 units valued at $891,431 for each security traded compared to an average of 146,173 units valued at $2,901,399. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 126,520 units with an average value of $2,728,168 compared with an average of 134,528 units with an average value of $3,095,516 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for June ended at 218,951 units with an average value of $3,871,959.In market activity, Berger Paints fell 50 cents and ended at $14.30, with an exchange of 9156 shares, Cable and Wireless closed at $1.05, with 18,310 stock units switching owners, Caribbean Cement traded $3.15 cents lower to close at $24.35 in exchanging 12,950 shares, Carreras closed at $88 with 29,518 shares changing hands,Grace Kennedy lost 98 cents to close at $41.01 trading 6,353 units. Jamaica Broilers exchanged 30,200 shares at $17.60, having lost 40 cents, Jamaica Producers closed at $14.45, with 4,500 shares trading. Jamaica Stock Exchange exchanged 7,540 shares at $6.40, JMMB Group gained 40 cents to close at $19 trading 218,160 units, Kingston Wharves closed at $29, with a loss of $1.50 exchanging 400 units, Mayberry Investments lost 9 cents to close at $4.60, with 8,000 shares changing hands. NCB Financial Group closed at $68.50, with a loss of $2 after exchanging 41,943 shares, 1834 Investments gained 4 cents to end at $1.36 with 1,220 shares traded, Portland JSX lost 1 cent to close at $10, with an exchange of 500 units, Proven Investments added 50 cents in trading 66,000 shares at $24.51, Pulse Investments lost 25 cents to close at $2.75, with 58,200 shares changing hands,Radio Jamaica traded 30 cents lower to close at $1.20 with 64,959 shares exchanged. Sagicor Group closed at $30.50, with gains of 50 cents trading 42,230 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund added 2 cents, closing at $12.26, with 3,684 units traded, Scotia Group closed at $42 with an exchange of 108,188 shares while Supreme Ventures closed at $7.25, after losing 25 cents with an exchange of 4,000 shares. Proven Investments US ordinary share closed at 22 US cents trading 66,000 units, Margaritaville Turks US ordinary shares traded 66,375 units at 32 US cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% preference share closed at $2 exchanging 238,000 units and JMMB Group7.5% preference share exchanged 1,015,000 units at $1.10.