JSE main market retreats on Wednesday

Trading in the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday with 26 securities changing hands with 1 trading in the US dollar market. At the close, 8 stocks advanced and 12 declined.
Trading levels in the main market ended at 1,213,938 units valued at $26,942,858 compared to 2,049,349 units valued at $29,749,255 at the close on Monday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 8,950 units valued at US$2,551.
The All Jamaica Composite Index declined 1252.85 points to close at 258,351.92 the JSE Market Index dropped 1,141.49 points to finish at 235,387.85 and the JSE US dollar market index advanced 11.73 points to close at 217.92.
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 46,690 units valued at $1,036,264 per security traded, compared to an average of 81,974 units valued at $1,189,970 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 426,916 units with an average value of $5,892,603 compared with an average of 450,680 units and $6,196,124 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for April ended at 382,748 units with an average value of $5,254,387.
In market activity, Berger Paints traded 9,963 shares at $19, Cable and Wireless closed at $1.35, with a loss of 2 cents exchanging 21,085 shares and Caribbean Cement traded 50 cents higher to close at $28.50 with trades of 84,386 units. Carreras exchanged 7,452 shares at $83, Grace Kennedy closed at $43, gaining 1 cent with trades of 55,130 units, Jamaica Broilers closed at $19.50, with gains of 95 cents, after 42,750 shares changed hands, Jamaica Producers gained 1 cent to close at $16, with an exchange of 38,937 shares and Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 4 cents to close at $7.50 trading 3,917 shares. JMMB Group closed at $19.99, losing 2 cents with trades of 20,721 units, Kingston Properties traded for the first time after last week’s 2 for 1 stock split and jumped $1.70 to close at a new record high of $10 exchanging 7,820 shares, Kingston Wharves fell $2.10 to close at $29.40, with an exchange of 11,200 units, Mayberry Investments gained $1.12 to close at $5.30, with 200 shares changing hands, NCB Financial Group closed at $71.50, losing 50 cents after trading 13,881 shares, 1834 Investments gained 1 cent to close at $1.46, with trades of 2,800 shares, 138 Student Living exchanged 32,606 shares at $4.49, PanJam Investment closed at $35.50, with a loss of 11 cents exchanging 14,745 shares. Radio Jamaica closed at $1.72, gaining 7 cents trading 10,616 shares, Sagicor Group closed at $32.50 with trades of 431,201 shares, Sagicor Real Estate fund closed at $10.65, losing 64 cents exchanging 10,599 units, Scotia Group closed at $42.10, with a loss of $1.20 trading 28,989 units, Scotia Investments traded 5,193 shares at $37.50, after losing 35 cents, Seprod dropped $4 to close at $30 exchanging 27,802 shares, strong>Sterling Investments traded 10,400 shares at $16.90 and Supreme Ventures lost 49 cents to close at $7, with trades of 75,850 shares. Proven Investments closed at 29 US cents trading 8,950 ordinary shares and JMMB Group 7.50% preference closed at $1.10 with trades of 243,195 units.

JSE trading picks up a bit on Monday

Trading remained light on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, with stocks worth less than $29 million trading, but higher than the $12 million traded, on Friday. The main and US dollar markets closed with just 25 securities changing hands, including one trading in the US dollar market, versus 20 on Friday. At the close, 7 stocks advanced and 11 declined.
Trading levels in the main market ended at 2,049,349 units valued at $29,749,255 compared to 827,534 units valued at $10,595,699 at the close on Friday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 42,110 units valued at US$11,227.
The All Jamaica Composite Index fell 82.35 points to close at 259,604.77 and the JSE Market Index lost 75.03 points to finish at 236,529.34. The JSE US dollar market index closed at 206.19 after falling 14.92 points.
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 81,974 units valued at $1,189,970 per security traded, compared to an average of 43,554 units valued at $557,668 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 450,680 units with an average value of $6,196,124 compared with an average of 518,349 units with an average value of $6,907,416 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for April ended at 382,748 units with an average value of $5,254,387.
In market activity, Barita Investments rose 10 cents to close at $7.10 trading 27,000 shares Berger Paints fell 1 cent to close at $19 while exchanging 14,842 shares, Cable and Wireless lost 1 cent and closed at $1.37, with 292,756 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement dropped $2 to close at $28 with 5,536 units traded, Carreras closed at $83 with an exchange of 4,672 shares, Grace Kennedy lost just 1 cent and closed at $42.99, trading 12,006 units. Jamaica Broilers dropped by $1.43 and closed at $18.55, with 168,804 shares changing ownership, Jamaica Producers gained 49 cents and closed at $15.99, with an exchange of 57,385 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 4 cents to close at $7.54 in trading 6,808 shares. Kingston Wharves closed at $31.50, with 7,876 units trading, JMMB Group lost 49 cents and closed at $20.01, with 196,659 units being exchanged, NCB Financial Group closed at $72 with a rise of 1 cent, after trading 170,655 shares, 1834 Investments traded 288,189 shares and lost 35 cents to close at $1.45, 138 Student Living traded 1,150 shares at $4.49, PanJam Investment closed at $35.61 with 2,684 shares changing hands, Pulse Investments traded 54,400 units and gained 10 cents to close at $14.50 after trading at a record high of $16.50 during the day, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.65 after falling 5 cents and trading 30,413 shares, Sagicor Group closed with a loss of $1 at $32.50 with 32,993 shares changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 29 cents and closed at $11.29, while exchanging 2,701 units, Salada Foods lost 37 cents to close at $7.48, with 8,000 units trading, Scotia Group jumped $1.30 to close at $43.30 with 91,178 units changing hands, Seprod lost 50 cents to close at $34 in trading 1,500 units, Supreme Ventures eased 1 cent to close at $7.49 trading of 44,842 shares, Proven Investments closed at 29 US cents trading 42,110 ordinary shares and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share traded 526,200 units at $1.10.

Trading drops for JSE stocks – Friday

Trading was light on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday with stocks worth less than $12 million trading. The main and US dollar markets closed with just 20 securities changing hands down from 29 on Thursday with one trading in the US dollar market. At the close, 9 stocks advanced and 5 declined.
Trading levels in the main market ended at 827,534 units valued at $10,595,699 compared to 14,040,895 units valued at $147,385,397 at the close on Thursday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 32,400 units valued at US$9,396.
The All Jamaica Composite Index fell 248.73 points to close at 259,687.12 and the JSE Market Index lost 226.62 points to finish at 236,604.37. The JSE US dollar market index closed unchanged at 221.11.
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.
The main market ended trading with an average of 43,554 units valued at $557,668 per security traded, compared to an average of 540,034 units valued at $5,668,669 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 518,349 units with an average value of $6,907,416 compared with an average of 557,915 units with an average value of $7,436,562 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for April ended at 382,748 units with an average value of $5,254,387.
In market activity, Berger Paints fell 33 cents to close at $19.01 in exchanging 4,019 shares, Cable and Wireless lost 2 cents and closed at $1.38, with 85,946 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement traded 35 cents higher to close at $30 with 4,269 units traded, Carreras rose 20 cents, closing at $83 with an exchange of 6,712 shares, Ciboney gained 4 cents to close at 22 cents, with 136,293 units trading, Grace Kennedy closed at $43, trading 10,384 units. Jamaica Broilers climbed 98 cents and closed at $19.98, with 22,237 shares changing ownership, Jamaica Producers fell 49 cents and closed at $15.50, with an exchange of 1,258 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 30 cents to close at $7.50 in trading 2,037 shares. JMMB Group closed at $20.50, with 52,945 units being exchanged, NCB Financial Group closed at $71.99 with a loss of 1 cent, after trading 9,368 shares, 138 Student Living traded 21,500 shares at $4.49, Portland JSX Fund closed at $10.10 with 31,275 shares changing hands, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.70 after gaining 1 cent, trading 68,244 shares, Sagicor Group closed at $33.50 with trades of 97,466 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 1 cents and closed at $11, while exchanging 75,128 units, Sterling Investments gained 15 cents in closing at $16.90 with 1,000 shares being swapped, Scotia Group closed at $42 after rising 49 cents with 30,044 units changing hands, Supreme Ventures rose 10 cents to close at $7.50 trading of 167,409 shares and Proven Investments closed at 29 US cents trading 32,400 ordinary shares.

Sagicor hammers JSE index – Thursday

Sagicor Group traded 2.2 million shares on Thursday & fell $3.49 in early trading.

Sagicor Group traded 2.275 million shares and fell $3.49 to $30.01 by mid-morning on Thursday and was the main contributor to the more than 3,600 points fall in the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed in the morning session. The price recovered to close back at the closing price of the previous day but the market closed with more losses with Mayberry Investments trading more than 10 million shares with a loss of 57 cents.
The market closed on Thursday with 29 securities changing hands with 3 trading in the US dollar market. At the close, 10 stocks advanced and 10 declined. Trading levels in the main market ended at 14,040,895 units valued at $147,385,397 compared to 2,068,486 units valued at $25,621,686 at the close on Wednesday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 12,880 units valued at US$3,794.
The All Jamaica Composite Index dived 4,312.28 points to close at 259,935.85 and the JSE Market Index sank 3,928.98 points to finish at 236,830.99. The JSE US dollar market index added 2.34 points to close at 221.11.
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 4 with lower offers.
The main market ended trading with an average of 540,034 units valued at $5,668,669 per security traded, compared to an average of 86,187 units valued at $1,067,570 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 557,915 units with an average value of $7,436,562 compared with an average of 559,541 units with an average value of $7,597,279 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for April ended at 382,748 units with an average value of $5,254,387.
In market activity, Berger Paints tumbled $4.16 to close at $19.34 in exchanging 32,091 shares, Cable and Wireless closed at $1.40, with 286,674 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement traded 15 cents higher to close at $29.65 with 2,529 units traded, Carreras lost 20 cents, closing at $82.80 with an exchange of 100 shares, Grace Kennedy closed at $43, with trades of 44,917 units. Jamaica Broilers fell $1 and closed at $19, with 38,394 shares changing owners, Jamaica Producers closed at $15.99, with an exchange of 234,241 shares and Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 30 cents to close at $7.80 trading 11,187 shares. JMMB Group closed at $20.50, gaining 49 cents with trades of 8,300 units, Kingston Properties added $1.10 to close at $16.60 exchanging 4,650 shares, as the stock is set to start trading ex split on Friday.Kingston Wharves traded 1 cent higher to close at $31.50, with an exchange of 30,958 units, Mayberry Investments lost 57 cents to close at $4.18, with 10,252,750 shares changing hands, NCB Financial Group closed at $72, after trading 35,485 shares, PanJam Investment closed at $35.61, gaining 6 cents with trades of 411,523 shares. Portland JSX traded 20 cents lower to close at $10.10 with 725 shares changing hands, Pulse Investments closed at $14.40 exchanging 1,000 shares, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.69 after gaining 3 cents and trading 193,574 shares, Sagicor Group closed at $33.50 after recovering from $30.01 earlier in the day with trades of 2,292,158 shares, Sagicor Real Estate fund closed at $10.99, losing 6 cents while exchanging 13,883 units, Salada Foods lost 15 cents in closing at $7.85 with 9,000 shares being exchanged, Scotia Group closed at $41.51, losing 49 cents with 28,375 units changing hands, Scotia Investments traded 1,500 shares at $37.85, Seprod closed at $34.50, with a loss of 50 cents exchanging 5,630 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 9 cents to close at $7.40 trading of 64,251 shares. Margaritaville Turks closed at 37 US cents, gaining 3 US cents with 730 units traded, Proven Investments closed at 29 US cents trading 12,150 ordinary shares, JMMB 7.5% preference share gained 23 cents and closed at $2.05, while exchanging 2,000 units and JMMB Group 7.25% preference share gained 1 cent to close at $1.31 with trades of 35,000 units.

6 consecutive records for Jamaican stocks

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market hit a new close on Wednesday.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at another record close on Wednesday with the all Jamaica composite Index rising 776 points to 6 consecutive days of record close.
The market closed with 27 securities changing hands, including 3 trading in the US dollar market. At the close, 9 stocks advanced and 8 declined.
Trading levels in the main market ended at 2,091,191 units valued at $25,621,686 compared to 4,295,095 units valued at $1,350,559,147 on Friday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 22,705 units valued at US$10,242.
The All Jamaica Composite Index rose 776.19 points to close at 264,248.13, still below the 265,287.63 points reached during the morning session on Tuesday. The JSE Market Index climbed 707.19 points to finish at 240,759.97 and the JSE US dollar market index remained at 218.77 points.
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 2 with lower offers.
The main market ended trading with an average of 86,187 units valued at $1,067,570 per security traded, compared to an average of 4,295,095 units valued at $50,020,709 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date ended at 559,541 units with an average value of $7,597,279, compare with an average of 606,876 units and $8,250,250 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for April ended at 382,748 units with an average value of $5,254,387.
In market activity, Barita Investments traded 83,620 shares at $7, Berger Paints lost 10 cents to close at $23.50, with an exchange of 18,764 shares, Cable and Wireless closed at $1.40, with 792,421 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement traded 50 cents higher to close at $29.50 while exchanging 8,389 units. Carreras added $1 to close at $83 trading 17,981 shares, Grace Kennedy closed at $43, with gains of 60 cents exchanging 16,088 units, Jamaica Broilers closed at $20, with trades of 34,502 shares, Jamaica Producers closed 41 cents lower to $15.99, with 68,329 shares changing owners, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 45 cents to close at $7.50 trading 74,702 shares. JMMB Group closed at $20.01, losing 99 cents, trading of 88,264 units, Kingston Wharves traded 48 cents higher to close at $31.49, with an exchange of 107,651 units, NCB Financial Group closed at $72, with a 1 cent gain after trading 130,222 shares, 1834 Investments traded 4 cents lower to close at $1.80, with an exchange of 2,089 shares, 138 Student Living traded 15,685 shares at $4.49, PanJam Investment closed at $35.55, with trades of 5,346 shares. Pulse Investments closed at $14.40, with gains of 40 cents as 11,463 shares were exchanged, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.66, losing 4 cents trading 132,912 shares, Sagicor Group gained 50 cents to close at $33.50, with trades of 17,041 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $11.05 and lost 14 cents exchanging 6,683 units, Scotia Group closed at $42, with 14,663 units changing hands, Seprod traded 25,000 shares at $35, Sterling Investments lost 15 cents to close at $16.75 with an exchange of 1,000 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 1 cent to close at $7.49, with trades of 151,466 shares. Margaritaville Turks closed at 34 US cents with 10,821 units traded, Proven Investments closed at 29 US cents trading 8,084 ordinary shares, JMMB Group 6% US preference share closed at US$1.10 with trades of 3,800 units and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share closed at $1.10, with 244,205 units changing hands.

JSE in big record run on Tuesday

Berger Paints ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $23.50 on Tuesday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange shot up more than 3,300 points in the morning session to an intraday high on with all Jamaica Composite index up by 3,327.59 points to a new record, at 10:45 AM the index hit 265,287.63 points. The market failed to hold on to such heady gains and fell back later to end at a record close.
At the close of the market the All Jamaica Composite Index advanced 1,511.90 points to record close of 263,471.94, the JSE Market Index gained 1,377.52 points to finish at record closing high of 240,052.78 and the JSE US dollar market index rose 0.45 points to close at 218.77.
Trading ended with 29 securities changing hands including 2 trading in the US dollar market. At the close, 10 stocks advanced and 7 declined.
Trading levels in the main market ended at 115,967,557 units valued at $1,350,559,147 compared to 4,670,861 units valued at $78,264,470 at the close on Monday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 19,645 units valued at US$5,789.
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 4,295,095 units valued at an average of $50,020,709 compared to an average of 166,816 units with an average value of $2,795,160 on Monday. The average volume for the month to date ended at 538,261 units carrying an average value of $7,554,509 versus 196,730 units an average value $3,693,945 on the prior trading day. The average volume and value for April ended at 382,748 units and $5,254,387.
In market activity, Barita Investments traded 100,000 shares at $7, Berger Paints gained $3.58 to close at a record high of $23.60, with trades of 12,300 shares, Cable and Wireless closed at $1.40, with 381,200 shares changing hands. Carreras added 5 cents to close at $82 after hitting a new intraday high of $84 while exchanging 64,795 shares, Grace Kennedy closed at $42.40, with a loss of 10 cents trading 35,814 units, Jamaica Broilers closed at a record high of $20, gaining $2, trading 49,022 shares, Jamaica Producers closed 40 cents higher at $16.40, with 226,826 shares changing ownership, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 45 cents to close at $7.05 trading 12,285 shares. JMMB Group lost 50 cents to close at $21, after trading of 27,952 units, Kingston Wharves traded 91 cents higher to close at $31.01, with an exchange of 12,000 units, Mayberry Investments closed at $4.75, with 157,731 shares trading, NCB Financial Group closed at $71.99, after trading 36,196 shares, 1834 Investments lost 1 cent to close at $1.84, with an exchange of 242,270 shares, 138 Student Living closed at $4.49 trading 3,107 shares, PanJam Investment added 5 cents to close at $35.55, with trades of 16,955 shares. Pulse Investments closed at $14, with gains of $1.50 exchanging 11,780 shares, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.70, gaining 5 cents trading 27,400 shares, Sagicor Group traded 90 cents lower to close at $33, with trades of 953,208 shares, Sagicor Real Estate fund closed at $11.19, with gains of 19 cents exchanging 112,260,515 units, Scotia Group was down $2 to close at $42, with 987,439 units changing hands, Scotia Investments closed at $37.85, trading 200 shares, Seprod traded 3,300 shares at $35, Sterling Investments closed at $16.90 with an exchange of 22,584 shares, Supreme Ventures jumped 65 cents and closed at a record high of $7.50 exchanging 25,353 shares. Proven Investments 8.25% preference share gained 3 cents to close at $5.20 with trades of 19,200 units, Margaritaville Turks closed at 34 US cents with 1,845 units traded, Proven Investments closed at 29 US cents trading 17,800 ordinary shares, JMMB 7.5% preference share closed at $1.82, losing 8 cents with an exchange of 178,125 units and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share closed at $1.10, with 100,000 units changing hands, Proven Investments preference share jumped $1 to hit a 52 weeks high of $6.17 while trading 34,200 shares.

Record close for JSE stocks – Wednesday

All Jamaica Index looking to $275,000 before being challenged by upward sloping resistance line.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading with a record close after the All Jamaica composite Index surged more than 3,200 points and the JSE Market Index ended just under 3,000 points higher.
The main market hit new high early in the morning session and kept on moving higher as trading progressed and hit 260,625.67 points at 11.30 after adding 3,317.30 points, the JSE Market Index rose 3,022 .44 to 237,459.51 while the combined Index jumped 2,631.98 points to 253,640.67, before settling slightly lower by the close.
The market closed on Wednesday with 22 securities changing hands with 1 trading in the US dollar market. At the close, 12 stocks advanced and 3 declined.
Trading levels in the main market ended at 6,346,217 units valued at $82,133,615 compared to 5,201,072 units valued at $124,919,823 at the close on Tuesday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 73,139 units valued at US$21,210.
The All Jamaica Composite Index advanced 3,252.77 points to close at 260,561.14 the JSE Market Index gained 2,963.64 points to finish at 237,400.71 and the JSE US dollar market index lost 6.38 points to close at 212.61.
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 288,464 units valued at an average of $3,733,346 compared to an average of 192,632 units and $4,626,660 on Tuesday. The average volume for the month to date ended at 201,622 units with an average value of $3,939,782 versus 204,192 units and $4,136,602 on the prior trading. The average volume and value for April ended at 382,748 units and $5,254,387.
In market activity, Berger Paints traded of 11,291 shares gained 19 cents, in at closing at $16.71 after trading at an intraday high of $20, Cable and Wireless closed at $1.40, gaining 6 cents with 2,064,744 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement traded $4 higher to close at $32 exchanging 16,000 units. Carreras gained $1 and closed at $77, in trading 7,251 shares, Grace Kennedy closed at $41.86, with gains of 36 cents while exchanging 778,096 units, Jamaica Broilers closed at $17.75, with 10,812 units changing hands, Jamaica Producers closed 20 cents higher to $17.20, with 63,388 shares changing ownership, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7.50, but lost 50 cents trading 4,000 shares. JMMB Group closed at $21.36, after losing 29 cents with trades of 14,937 units, Kingston Properties exchanged 243 shares at $16.60, Mayberry Investments closed at $5.30 with an exchange of 181,092 shares, NCB Financial Group gained 1 cent to close at $72, after exchanging 46,216 shares, 1834 Investments closed at $1.55, with gains of 20 cents trading a mere 100 shares, PanJam Investment closed 75 cents higher to $35 exchanging 38,166 shares. Radio Jamaica closed at $1.67 trading 200 shares, Sagicor Group closed at $33.90, gaining 40 cents with trades of 547,328 shares, Sagicor Real Estate fund gained 65 cents to close at $11 exchanging 79,281 units, Salada traded 122,816 shares at $8, Scotia Group lost 2 cents to close at $43.48, with 16,571 units changing hands, Scotia Investments closed at $37.50, with trades of 60,000 shares, Supreme Ventures gained 1 cent to close at $6.39 exchanging 2,283,585 shares at $6.39, Proven Investments lost 0.01 US cents, closing at 29 US cents trading 73,139 ordinary shares and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share closed at $1.10, gaining 5 cents with 100 units changing hands.

New record JSE close – Friday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped 722.99 points to close at a record 257,736.44 for the All Jamaica Composite Index on Friday. Friday’s close exceed the previous high of 257,395.71 reached on February 10 this year.
At the close of the market 25 securities changed hands with 1 trading in the US dollar market as 15 stocks advanced and 3 declined.
Trading levels in the main market ended at 4,838,789 units valued at $105,278,278 compared to 3,983,663 units valued at $30,940,193 at the close on Thursday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 42,797 units valued at US$6,808.
The All Jamaica Composite Index advanced 722.99 points to close at 257,736.44 the JSE Market Index gained 658.73 points to finish at 234,827.09 and the JSE US dollar market index closed at 218.99 points.

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 1 with a lower offer.
The main market ended trading with an average of 193,552 units valued at an average of $4,211,131 compared to an average of 181,076 units and $1,406,372 on Thursday. The average volume for the month to date ended at 204,192 units with an average value of $4,136,602 versus 206,852 units and $4,117,970 on the prior trading day. The average volume and value for April ended at 382,748 units with an average value of $5,254,387.

3 New juniors market highs

Access Financial Services traded at a new high of $46.90 on Thursday.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with the market index falling 17.32 points and three securities hit new records during the day. At the close 19 securities changed hands versus 21 on Wednesday, the market index ended at 3,245.83.
Advancing stocks ended at 6 versus 9 declining stocks. Overall, 1,453,103 units valued at $8,762,028 changed hands compared to 1,708,218 units valued at $12,344,346 on Wednesday. Trading ended with 10 stocks having bids higher than their last sale prices and 2 with lower offers.
The Junior Market ended trading with an average of 76,479 units for an average value of $461,159 traded, compared to 81,344 units for an average value of $587,826 on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for the month to date are 99,447 units and $705,342 while at the close of the prior day it was 107,103 units and $786,736. The average volume and value for April ended at 502,597 units and $2,768,003.
At the close of the market, Access Financial Services jumped $1.90 to close at an all-time high of $46.90 in trading 12,127 shares, AMG Packaging climbed 4 cents and closed at $4.99 with just 3,050 units changing hands,  CAC 2000 closed at $7.30 with 420 shares trading, Cargo Handlers lost 15 cents in trading 14,900 shares at $20. Caribbean Cream closed trading with 101,009 units and lost 35 cents to end at $7.50, Consolidated Bakeries lost 10 cents in trading 15,580 shares to close at $2.90, Dolphin Cove fell 80 cents to end at $20 with 16,031 shares trading, Honey Bun shed 30 cents with 16,000 shares changing hands, to close at $7.40, ISP Finance squeezed 1 cent more unto the previous price to end at a record high of $18.01 with 20,000 units changing hands. Jamaican Teas dropped 63 cents in trading 989,868 shares, to close at $4.22, Jetcon Corporation ended at $13.25 with 4,700 shares trading. KLE Group traded 4,000 units to close at $2.85, Knutsford Express traded 4,800 shares at $46,Lasco Distributors ended with 197,800 units trading with a gain of 20 cents at $7.40, Lasco Financial fell 55 cents and ended with 4,075 shares changing hands at $4, Lasco Manufacturing fell 3 cents and closed at $5.45 while trading 12,771 shares, Main Event fell 2 cents and ended trading of 9,659 shares at $6.29, after trading at an all-time high of $6.75, Paramount Trading ended with 15,000 shares changing hands and rose 5 cents to $3.45 and tTech ended with 11,313 units changing hands at $7.50 after rising 1 cent.

JSE stocks dropped on Monday

Trading in the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Monday with 25 securities changing hands with 2 trading in the US dollar market. At the close, 5 stocks advanced and 11 declined.
Trading levels in the main market ended at 6,543,059 units valued at $67,974,879 compared to 6,987,999 units valued at $137,346,087 on Friday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 1,702 units valued at US$998.
The All Jamaica Composite Index dropped 2,009.81 points to close at 251,986.09, the JSE Market Index dived 1,831.17 points to finish at 229,587.87 and the JSE US dollar market index remained at 219 points.
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 1 with a lower offer.
The main market ended trading with an average of 256,060 units valued at $2,718,995 per security traded, compared to an average of 258,815 units valued at $5,086,892 on Friday. The average volume and value for April ended at 382,748 units with an average value of $5,254,387.
In market activity, Berger Paints closed at $16 trading 38,142 shares, after trading at a 52 week’s intraday high of $16.90, Cable and Wireless closed at $1.35, gaining 4 cents with 181,062 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement traded 1 cent higher at $26.01 with trades of 19,575 units. Carreras lost 61 cents to close at $76.89 exchanging 6,003 shares, Grace Kennedy closed at $43.90, losing 10 cents trading 13,475 units, Jamaica Broilers closed at $16.90, gaining 40 cents with an exchange of 9,318 shares, Jamaica Producers closed 15 cents lower at $17.50, exchanging 2,590 shares Jamaica Stock Exchange closed 31 cents lower to $7.20, with trades of 8,798 shares. JMMB Group closed at $20, after losing 88 cents and trading 49,704 units, Kingston Wharves closed at $31, with gains of 25 cents exchanging 19,100 units, Mayberry Investments closed at $4.60, with an exchange of 230,961 shares, NCB Financial Group traded at $70, gaining $2.50 with 116,119 shares changing hands, 1834 Investments lost 11 cents to close at $1.70, with an exchange of 49,071 shares, PanJam Investment closed 85 cents lower to $34.15 with trades of 671,027 shares. Portland Fund closed at $10 exchanging 22,987 shares, Pulse Investments closed at $8.05 with trades of 30,000 units, Radio Jamaica lost 1 cent to close at $1.67 exchanging 4,479,929 shares, Sagicor Group closed at $31, with a loss of $1.50 trading 84,800 shares, Scotia Group closed at $39.01, losing $2.99, with 388,894 units changing owners, Scotia Investments closed at $36.55, with a loss of $1.70 exchanging 116,579 shares, Seprod traded 1,810 units at $36, Sterling Investments closed at $17.01, with 570 shares exchanged, Supreme Ventures closed at $6.38 trading 100 shares. Proven Investments exchanged 1,093 ordinary shares at 30 US cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% preference share closed at $1.98 exchanging 2,000 units and Jamaica Public Service 9.5% preference share closed at $1,300 trading 445 units.