Sharp price moves push stocks down – Tuesday

Berger price closed with a loss of $1.95 on Tuesday.

Sharp price movements in some Jamaica Stock Exchange main market stocks helped in pressuring the market index as the market closed on Tuesday with 24 securities changing hands with 1 trading in the US dollar market. In the main market, 7 stocks advanced and 14 declined in the main market.
Trading levels in main market ended at 5,715,510 units valued at $62,017,146 compared to 2,602,058 units valued at $19,772,383 at the close on Monday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 375,830 units valued at US$112,160.
The All Jamaica Composite Index declined 652.58 points to close at 244,600.84 the JSE Market Index fell 594.58 points to finish at 222,859.09 and the JSE US dollar market index gained 5.36 points to close at 215.57.
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 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
The main market ended trading with an average of 122,740 units, compared to an average of 53,047 units on Monday. The average volume for the month to date ended at 136,817 units versus 150,894 units on the prior trading day. The average volume and value for February ended at 223,938 units and $1,379,459.
In market activity, Berger Paints slid $1.95 to $11.05, with 92,502 shares changing hands, Cable and Wireless lost 1 cent to close at $1.29 with trades of 255,042 shares, Caribbean Cement closed $1.20 lower to $31 with an exchange of 38,790 units. Carreras traded at $72, gaining $3 with 25,245 shares exchanged, Grace Kennedy advanced 90 cents to $43.90 with 170,701 units changing owners, Jamaica Broilers traded 124,547 shares at $15.99, for a loss of 1 cent, Jamaica Producers closed at $16 with 143,221 shares exchanged, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed 53 cents lower at $7, with trades of 861,904 units. JMMB Group closed at $16.81, losing 19 cents with 62,377 units traded, Kingston Properties closed at $16.35 trading 2,250 shares, Kingston Wharves lost 25 cents to close at $31.50, with 133,133 units changing hands, Mayberry Investments closed 10 cents lower at $4.60 with an exchange of 63,659 shares, NCB Financial Group gained 40 cents to close at $61.90, after exchanging 39,418 shares, 1834 Investments closed at $1.50, losing 10 cents trading 24,112 units, Palace traded 900 units at $200, Pan Jamaican closed at $35, with a loss of 1 cent trading 59,159 shares. Pulse Investments closed at $8.40, losing 5 cents with an exchange of 2,654 units, Radio Jamaica gained 30 cents to close at $1.90 exchanging 30,300 shares, Sagicor Group closed at $33.50 trading 151,851 shares, Sagicor Real Estate fund lost 6 cents to close at $10.50 with 184,285 shares traded, Scotia Group was down 99 cents, to close at $38.01, with 513,417 units exchanged, Scotia Investments traded $1.95 higher to $40 with a mere 1,000 units changing hands, Supreme Ventures advanced 35 cents to $6.35 trading 4,710 shares. Proven closed at 30 US cents, gaining 1 cent with an exchange of 375,830 ordinary shares and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share lost 1 cent to close at $1.08 with trades of 2,730,333 units.

JSE climbs again on Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange continues to have challenges with their new trading system that was implemented in February. Making matters worse is that personnel at the exchange have refused to vet reports they put out in the public’s domain. The end result is that indices changes are sometime wrong or can’t be relied and some stocks are left off the trading reports.
The market closed on Friday with 25 securities changing hands with 2 trading in the US dollar market. In the main market, 9 stocks advanced and 10 declined.
The All Jamaica Composite Index advanced 828.57 points to close at 245,253.44 the JSE Market Index gained 754.92 points to finish at 223,453.67 and the JSE US dollar market index remained at 210.21.
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 3 with lower offers.

JSE climbs on Friday

Jamaica Stock Exchange faulty indices movement.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange continues to have challenges with their new trading system that was implemented in February. Making matters worse is that personnel at the exchange have refused to vet reports they put out in the public’s domain. The end result is that indices changes are sometime wrong or cant be relied and some stocks are left off the trading reports.
The latest error shows the indices falling sharply, much different from what the actual performance was on Friday. The report shows the indices above the closing levels on Thursday but the official market report shows that main market and composite indices fell by more than 1,200 points and the junior market rising only 7.21 points when the closing index on Thursday and Friday show a rise of 29.39 points.
The market closed on Friday with 24 securities changing hands with 2 trading in the US dollar market. In the main market, 12 stocks advanced and 8 declined.
Trading levels in main market ended at 7,683,386 units valued at $59,552,400 compared to 5,370,742 units valued at $94,687,874 at the close on Thursday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 6,499 units valued at US$1,825.
The All Jamaica Composite Index advanced 911.85 points to close at 244,424.85 the JSE Market Index gained 830.80 points to finish at 222,698.74 and the JSE US dollar market index lost 7.95 points to 210.21.
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 4 with lower offers.
The main market ended trading with an average of 282,723 units on Friday, compared to an average of 184,556 units on the previous trading day. The average volume for the month to date, ended at 248,740 units versus 214,756 units on the prior trading day. The average volume and value for February, ended at 223,938 units and $1,379,459.
In market activity, Barita Investments traded 28,170 shares at $6.90, Berger Paints advanced $2 to close at $15, trading 25,128 shares, Cable and Wireless closed at $1.34, adding 4 cents with trades of 1,975,825 shares, Caribbean Cement closed 20 cents higher to $32 with an exchange of 14,902 units. Carreras traded at $69.50 with 7,400 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy closed $1.40 higher to $42.50 with trades of 4,978 units, Jamaica Broilers exchanged 538,378 shares at $16, Jamaica Producers traded 50 cents lower to $15.50 with 12,638 shares changing owners, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7.30, for a loss of 66 cents with an exchange of 3,058,750 units. JMMB Group slid 48 cents, closing at $17.50 with trades of 532,746 units, Kingston Properties closed at $16.35, rising 15 cents in trading 20,976 shares, Kingston Wharves gained 20 cents to close at $31.20, with 6,693 units changing owners, Mayberry Investments added 10 cents, closing at $5.30 with an exchange of 5,000 shares, NCB Financial Group closed with gains of 99 cents to $61.99, after exchanging 31,659 shares, 138 student Living closed 10 cents lower to $4.50, with 199,483 units being exchanged, Pan Jamaican rose 19 cents higher to $34.25, trading 192,491 shares. Sagicor Group closed at $33.50 trading 60,520 shares, Sagicor Real Estate fund lost 20 cents to close at $10.55 with an exchange of 6,600 shares, Scotia Group added 15 cents to close at $38.35, with 23,403 units traded, Scotia Investments climbed $1.50 in trading 13,000 shares at $36, Seprod closed at $38.55, for a loss of 45 cents with trades of 10,500 shares, Supreme Ventures closed at $6.29, with 37,777 shares changing hands. Margaritaville Turks traded 7 US cents lower to close at 23 US cents with 1,875 units exchanged, Proven Investments gained 2 US cents to close at 29 US cents trading 5,499 ordinary shares and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share closed at $1.10 with trades of 866,369 units.

Stocks mostly rise in moderate trading

Trading in the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed Thursday with 23 securities changing hands and 1 trading in the US dollar market. In the main market, 12 stocks advanced and 7 declined in the main market.
Trading levels in main market ended at 5,370,742 units valued at $94,687,874 compared to 4,735,330 units valued at $232,334,549 at the close on Wednesday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 22,600 units valued at US$6,642.
The All Jamaica Composite Index advanced 207.42 points to close at 243,513.01 the JSE Market Index gained 188.98 points to finish at 221,867.93 and the JSE US dollar market index lost 4.47 points to end at 218.16.
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 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
The main market ended trading with an average of 184,556 units on Thursday, compared to an average of 189,413 units on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for February, ended at 223,938 units and $1,379,459.
In market activity, Berger Paints closed at $13, with gains of 90 cents while trading 90,275 shares, Cable and Wireless closed at $1.30, adding 1 cent with trades of 211,079 units, Caribbean Cement closed 60 cents higher to $31.80 with an exchange of 9,127 units. Carreras dropped 51 cents to close at $69.50 trading 16,967 shares, Grace Kennedy closed $1.90 lower to $41.10 with 9,968 units, Jamaica Broilers gained 50 cents to close at $16, with an exchange of 31,624 shares, Jamaica Producers traded 76,500 shares at $16, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7.96, with 39,382 units changing hands. JMMB Group gained 48 cents, closing at $17.98 with trades of 59,426 units, Kingston Wharves advanced $1 to $31, with 144,600 units changing owners, Mayberry Investments lost 5 cents and closed at $5.20 with an exchange of 1,867 shares, NCB Financial Group slipped $1 to $61, after exchanging 76,297 shares, 1834 Investments gained 10 cents, closing at $1.60 with 500 shares changing hands, Palace Amusement jumped $5 in closing at an all-time high of $200, with just 100 units being exchanged, Pan Jamaican dropped $2.94 to close at $34.06 trading 1,665,400 shares, Portland JSX closed 99 cents higher to $10.99 in exchanging 850 units, Pulse Investments traded 27,271 units at $8.50. Sagicor Group closed at $33.50 with gains of 2 cents trading 298,726 shares, Scotia Group added 10 cents to close at $38.20, with 42,312 units traded, Seprod closed at $39 with trades of 3,160 shares, Supreme Ventures closed 29 cents higher to $6.29, with 1,516,503 shares changing hands. Proven Investments lost 4 US cents to close at 27 US cents trading 22,600 ordinary shares, JMMB Group 7.25% preference share exchanged 1,000 units at $1.50, and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share closed at $1.10 with trades of 1,047,808 units.

Stocks continue wild swings Friday

Caribbean Cement stock price dived sharply on Friday.


Trading in the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday with stocks prices continuing to swing wildly as 22 securities changed hands the main market and 2 trading in the US dollar market. At the close, 7 stocks advanced and 11 declined in both markets.
Trading levels in main market ended at 13,300,572 units valued at $443,256,966 compared to 4,648,288 units valued at $125,237,837 at the close on Thursday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 8,744 units valued at US$2,692.
The All Jamaica Composite Index fell 1,975.38 points to close at 246,003.16 the JSE Market Index declined 1,766.34 points to finish at 224,136.77 and the JSE US dollar market index lost 0.83 points to close at 227.28.
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 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
The main market ended trading with an average of 604,571 units on Friday, compared to an average of 248,178 units on the previous trading day. The average volume for the month to date ended at 416,933 units versus 229,294 units on the prior trading day. The average volume and value for February, ended at 223,938 units and $1,379,459.
In market activity, Berger Paints closed lower at $11, losing $3.50 with trades of 91,830 shares, Cable and Wireless lost 4 cents to close at $1.35 with 273,290 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement tumbled $4.79 to $31.20 trading 3,375 shares, Carreras traded 9,350 units at $68.60, Grace Kennedy advanced $1 to $43.50, with 18,936 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers lost 30 cents to close at $14.20 with trades of 61,983 shares, Jamaica Producers closed $2.17 lower to $15.01, with an exchange 5,957,112 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $8, with 179,123 units changing hands, JMMB Group gained 2 cents to close at $17.03 trading 110,362 units. Kingston Properties traded 500 shares at $16.35, Kingston Wharves closed $1 lower at $31 with 1,504 units changing owners, NCB Financial Group closed at $63.02, but lost $1.88, after exchanging 4,114,559 shares, Pan Jamaican lost 10 cents to close at $35.90 trading 1,511,194 shares, Pulse Investments closed with a loss of $1.74 to $7.01 with 118,331 units exchanged, Radio Jamaica added 19 cents to close at $1.90, with 8,399 units traded. Sagicor Group closed with gains of 10 cents to $33.15 trading 283,210 shares, Sagicor Real Estate fund closed at $10.50 with trades of 9,981 units, Scotia Group fell to $38.61, losing 39 cents with 233,173 shares changing hands. Scotia Investments lost $1 to close at $35 trading 13,260 units, Sterling Investments closed at $16.75, with gains of 20 cents trading 1,000 shares, Supreme Ventures closed 47 cents higher to $6.37, with trades of 300,000 shares. Margaritaville Turks closed at 30 US cents with an exchange of 304 shares, Proven Investments traded 8,440 ordinary shares at 31 US cents and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share gained 11 cents to close at $1.20 trading 100 units.

JSE stocks in partial recovery – Monday

Berger price closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $15.

Stocks in the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange made some spirited recovery for the sharp fall on Friday as trading closed on Monday with 23 securities changing hands with 1 trading in the US dollar market. In the main market, 8 stocks advanced and 7 declined in the main market.
Trading levels in main market ended at 2,432,176 units valued at $44,491,086 compared to 3,117,227 units valued at $95,348,879 at the close on Friday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 12,035 units valued at US$3,662 contributing to total trades between the two markets of $46,015,960.
The All Jamaica Composite Index advanced 2,331.84 points to close at 250,967.19 the JSE Market Index gained 2,085.08 points to finish at 228,783.81 and the JSE US dollar market index fell 6.38 points to close at 224.79.
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 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed at $7 with trades of 900 units, Berger Paints gained $1 to close at 52 weeks high of $15 with an exchange of 11,900 shares, Cable and Wireless traded 549,079 shares at $1.40, Caribbean Cement closed higher at $36.75, after gaining 75 cents in trading 4,580 shares. Carreras traded at $72, with 3,556 units changing hands, Grace Kennedy closed lower at $41, losing 67 cents with trades of 165,139 units, Jamaica Broilers gained $2.32 to close at $16.50 with 243,848 units changing hands, Jamaica Producers declined $1.15, closing at $15.85 while trading 52,904 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7.70, losing 10 cents with an exchange of 198,265. JMMB Group closed $1.95 lower at $18 with 66,844 units changing hands, Kingston Properties traded 45 cents higher, closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $16 with trades of 879 shares, Kingston Wharves advanced $2.50 to $32.50 trading 4,150 units, Pan Jamaican declined $3 to close at $34, after exchanging 45,867 shares, Portland JSX traded 116 shares at $10.99, Pulse Investments closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $10, with gains of $1.45 and 5,000 units changing hands, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.80, with 290,709 units traded. Sagicor Group closed at $35, with an exchange of 629,820 shares, Sagicor Real Estate fund gained 50 cents to close at $11 trading 63,566 units, Scotia Group closed $1.45 lower at $38.55 with 6,811 shares changing hands, Seprod closed at $40, with an exchange of 42,193 shares. Sterling Investments traded 5,172 shares at $18.20, Supreme Ventures closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.18, gaining 10 cents in trading 39,778 shares, Proven Investments lost 1 US cent to close at 31 US cents with trades of 12,035 ordinary shares and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% preference share closed at $2.05 with 1,100 units changing hands.

Blue chip stocks pull market down Friday

Scotia Investments suffered big drop on Friday.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed sharply lower on Friday, the day after the government presented details of the 2017/18 budget. Big decline in the average prices of Scotia Investments, National Commercial Bank, Sagicor Group and Scotia Group inflicted much damage to close out a week of see saw movement for the market.
The All Jamaica Composite Index plummeted 6,139.33 points to close at 248,635.35, the JSE Market Index dropped 5,489.64 points to finish at 226,698.73 while the JSE US dollar market index gained 3.00 points to close at 231.17.
At the close 18 securities changed hands with 1 trading in the US dollar. In the main market, 7 stocks advanced and 5 declined. The US dollar market recorded no price change.
Trading levels in main market ended at 3,117,227 units valued at $95,348,879 compared to 90,132,738 units valued at $1,840,545,568 at the close on Thursday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 85,600 units valued at US$26,904, bringing the total traded in both markets to $98,798,014.
The main market ended trading with an average of 173,179 units for an average value of $5,297,160 traded, compared to an average of 3,605,310 units for an average value of $73,621,823 on the previous trading day. The average volume for the month to date ended at 1,103,492 units versus 2,033,805 units on the prior trading day
The average volume and value for February, ended at 223,938 units and $1,379,459.
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 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed at $7 trading 587 shares, Cable and Wireless lost 10 cents, closing at $1.40 with 204,500 shares traded, Caribbean Cement closed at $36, gaining 50 cents with an exchange of 6,335 shares. Carreras traded at $72, with 37,074 units changing hands, Grace Kennedy closed at $41.67 with trades of 326,371 units, Jamaica Broilers closed at $14.18, losing 82 cents with 10,000 units changing hands, before the company released third quarter results with strong gains in the latest quarter. Jamaica Producers lost 10 cents to close at $17 trading 309,509 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 278,128 shares at $7.80, JMMB Group closed at $19.95, gaining 95 cents with 49,414 units exchanged after trading as low as $16.29 during the day, National Commercial Bank declined 70 cents to close at $62.30, after swapping 229,081 units, Pulse Investments gained $1.55 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $8.55 with 5,000 units changing hands, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.80, with a 1 cent gain and 109,729 units traded. Sagicor Group closed at $35, with an exchange of 107,230 shares, Scotia Group gained $1, closing at $40 trading 1,323,228 shares, Scotia Investments closed at $34, losing $5 with trades of 23,555 shares, Seprod closed at $40, with an exchange of 580 shares, Sterling Investments gained 70 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $18.20 with 1,000 units changing hands, Supreme Ventures closed at $6.08, gaining 8 cents trading 95,906 shares and Proven Investments added 2 US cents to close at 32 US cents with trades of 85,600 ordinary shares.

Big day for Jamaica Stock Exchange Thursday

70 million units of Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded on Thursday.

Heavy volume of 70 million units of Sagicor Real Estate Fund and 16 million units of National Commercial Bank pushed trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange to more than 90 million units valued more than $1.8 billion at the close on Thursday.
In the main market, 25 securities changed hands and 3 in the US dollar market as 8 stocks advanced and 9 declined in the main market. One stock in the US dollar market fell.
The main market ended with 90,132,738 units valued at $1,840,545,568 changing hands, compared to 5,763,845 units valued at $145,264,722 at the close on Wednesday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 102,002 units valued at US$55,576.
The main market ended trading with an average of 3,605,310 units for an average value of $73,621,823 traded, compared to an average of 221,686 units at $5,587,104 on the previous trading day. The average volume for the month to date ended at 2,033,805 units versus 462,300 units on the prior trading day
The All Jamaica Composite Index advanced 1,564.45 points to close at 254,774.68 the JSE Market Index gained 1,398.89 points to finish at 232,188.37 and the JSE US dollar market index lost 6.63 points to close at 228.17.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed at $7 trading 1,500 shares, Berger Paints gained $1.40 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $14 trading 25,712 units, Cable and Wireless closed at $1.50 with gains of 15 cents and 321,552 shares traded, Caribbean Cement closed $2.50 lower at $35.50 with an exchange of 5,300 shares. Carreras lost $2 trading at $72, with 6,682 units changing hands, Grace Kennedy closed at $41.67 with trades of 17,013 units, Jamaica Broilers gained 50 cents to close at $15 with 19,700 units changing hands, Jamaica Producers closed at $17.10 with gains of 10 cents trading 130,718 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 10 cents to close at $7.80 with an exchange of 277,240 shares. JMMB Group closed at $19 while losing 59 cents with 388,575 units being exchanged, Kingston Properties advanced $1.55 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $15.55 trading just 2,000 units, Kingston Wharves dropped $3.50 to $30, in an exchange of 34,503 shares, Mayberry Investments closed at $5.30, losing 52 cents with only 3,200 units traded. National Commercial Bank declined $1.50 to $63, after swapping a big block of 16,216,132 units, 138 Student Living closed at $4.50 trading 2,008 units, Pan Jamaican closed at $37 with 173,447 shares changing hands, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.79 with trades of 234,048 units. Sagicor Group closed at $35, with a loss of 60 cents and an exchange of 1,367,358 shares, while Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $10.50, with gains of 3 cents and a large volume of 70,119,164 shares changing hands, Scotia Group closed at $39 trading 71,318 shares, Scotia Investments closed at $39 with trades of 10,000 shares, Seprod closed at $40, with an exchange of 202 shares, Supreme Ventures closed at $6, gaining 30 cents with 535,366 shares changing hands. Margaritaville Turks closed at 30 US cents trading 1,666 shares, Proven Investments lost 2 US cents to close at 30 US cents with trades of 70,366 ordinary shares. JMMB 7.5% preference share lost 1 cent to close at $2.15 with 100,000 units changing hands and JMMB Group US 6% preference traded at $1.11 with an exchange of 30,000 units.

Sagicor Real Estate Fund National Commercial Bank

JSE main market drops – Tuesday

Seprod shares dropped $4.10 on Tuesday.

Trading in the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday with 23 securities changing hands with 2 trading in the US dollar market on a day when the market gave back grounds in the indices. In the main market, 10 stocks advanced and 9 declined while one fell in the US dollar market.
Trading levels in main market ended at 4,208,705 units valued at $25,855,773 compared to 2,731,850 units valued at $28,681,270 at the close on Monday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 111,790 units valued at US$33,562. The average trade in main and US dollar markets was 166,173 units.
The All Jamaica Composite Index declined 1,536.37 points to close at 253,409.78 the JSE Market Index lost 1,373.78 points to finish at 230,967.92 and the JSE US dollar market index was down 2.41 points to close at 223.54.
In market activity, Berger Paints gained 39 cents to close at $11.89 trading 54,613 units, Cable and Wireless closed at a 52 weeks closing high of $1.65 with gains of 11 cents and an exchange of 2,392,482 shares, Caribbean Cement closed lower by $1 to $37 with 17,710 shares changing hands. Carreras fell $1.49 to close at $66.01 with trades of 12,500 units, Grace Kennedy gained 50 cents to close at $41 trading 89,047 units, Jamaica Broilers traded $1 higher, closing at $16 with 15,450 shares being exchanged, Jamaica Producers lost 73 cents to close at $16.28 with trades of 167,783 units changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $9, with a loss of $1 trading 411,165 shares. JMMB Group closed at $20.40, losing 9 cents with a swapping of 19,485 units, Kingston Wharves closed at $31.50 trading 3,550 shares, Margaritaville Turks lost 3 US cents to close at 32 US cents with trades of 1,980 shares, Mayberry Investments gained 10 cents to close at $5.40 with trades of 8,660 units. National Commercial Bank rose to $62.76, gaining $1.76 after trading 44,809 units, Pan Jamaican lost 5 cents, closing at $34.95 with an exchange of 16,070 shares, Portland JSX traded 4,000 units at $10.60, Pulse Investments closed at $7.50, gaining 50 cents with 12,285 shares changing hands, while Radio Jamaica gained 11 cents to close at $1.81 trading 34,902 units. Sagicor Group closed at $36.25 with trades of 37,239 units, Sagicor Real Estate fund closed 50 cents higher at $11 with 98,288 units changing hands. Scotia Group closed higher to $40.22 gaining 22 cents trading 2,450 shares, Seprod traded 8,782 shares at $41 for a loss of $4.10, Supreme Ventures closed at $6 with 265,951 shares traded. Proven Investments closed at 30 US cents trading 109,810 ordinary shares, JMMB 7.5% preference share closed at $1.71, with 368,000 shares traded and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share traded 23,484 units at $1.05.

Main market pulled back on Tuesday

Carreras gained $1 to 52 weeks’ high of $75.

Trading in the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday with 28 securities changing hands with 2 trading in the US dollar market. In the main market, 11 stocks advanced and 12 declined in the main market while 1 fell in the US dollar market.
A large 12,000,000 units trade at $5 each, in 138 Student Living Preference share, led main market trading to amass 14,630,432 units, valued at $92,049,016 at the close. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 85,076 units valued at over US$26,436.65 or J$3,383,891. The market indices fell moderately at the close of trading.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed at $6.85 trading 6,000 units, Berger Paints lost 13 cents to close at $11.76 with an exchange of 2,150 units, Cable and Wireless traded 412,138 shares to close at $1.33 for a loss of 2 cents, Caribbean Cement closed $3 higher to $36 with trades of 28,809 shares. Carreras advanced $1 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $75, with an exchange of 2,843 units, 1834 Investments gained 5 cents to close at $1.55 with 21,031 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy lost 67 cents to close at $41 with trades of 214,819 units, Jamaica Broilers closed lower at $14.85 with a loss of $1.40 trading 30,192 shares. Jamaica Producers closed with a loss of 10 cents to $17.90 with 13,688 units changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 50 cents to close at $10.50 with 332,860 shares traded. JMMB Group declined $2.89 to close at $20 with an exchange of 284,397 units, Kingston Properties closed at $11 trading 3,045 shares, Kingston Wharves slid $1, closing at $30 trading 3,910 units, Margaritaville Turks lost 1 US cent to close at 35 US cents with an exchange of 18,163 shares, Mayberry Investments lost 8 cents, closing at $5.32 with 18,223 shares changing hands, National Commercial Bank closed lower at $62, losing 80 cents, after swapping 42,384 units. Pan Jamaican closed trading at $40 with gains of 50 cents and an exchange of 35,650 shares, Portland JSX gained 5 cents to close at $11 trading just 240 units, Pulse Investments closed at $6.80 with 6,688 shares changing hands, Radio Jamaica lost 5 cents to close at $1.85 trading 272,339 units. Sagicor Group closed at $37.10, climbing $2.10 with trades of 62,195 units, Sagicor Real Estate fund lost 30 cents, to close at $11 with an exchange of 87,762 units. Scotia Group gained $1.50, closing higher at $40.50 having traded 27,020 shares, Scotia Investments closed at $40, with a fall of $1 while trading 5,825 units, Sterling Investments traded 5,000 shares at $16, for a gain of 35 cents, Supreme Ventures closed at $5.50 with an exchange of 209,312 shares. Proven Investments closed at 30 US cents trading 66,913 ordinary shares and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share fell 2 cents to close at $1.05 trading 501,812 units changing hands.