JSE main market in 5,000 pts jump -Thursday

Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with more than 5,000 points jump in the market indices, after crossing a series of record highs during the trading session and closed at the highest level in the market’s history.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index surged 5,792.25 points to close at a record 335,742.09 points and the JSE Index jumped 5,277.40 points to a closing record high of 305,898.98.
A total of 26 securities changed hands, resulting in 11 advancing, 11 declining and 4 remaining firm.
Trading on the JSE main market ended with the overall volume and value returning to more normal levels of 4,749,951 units valued at $102,233,802 units.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed at $12.09, with an exchange of 200 shares, Berger Paints ended at $19.50, with 16,000 stock units traded, Carreras closed at $10.60, with 5,130 units, Caribbean Cement gained 20 cents and finished at $39, with 47,447 shares, Ciboney Group rose 1 cent to settle at 13 cents, with 12,000 shares trading. Grace Kennedy added just 1 cent and ended trading at $50, with 2,369 shares, Jamaica Broilers traded at 52 weeks’ high of $23.20, after rising 25 cents with 10,703 stock units, JMMB Group jumped $1 and ended trading at $28.50, with 230,317 shares, Jamaica Producers lost 5 cents and finished trading at $16.45, with 24,901 units changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with a rise of 11 cents to $7.30, trading 370 shares. Kingston Properties ended at $6.50 after falling 10 cents, with 1,800 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $4 and concluded trading at $46, with just 500 shares changing hands, Mayberry Investments rose 44 cents to end at $6.45, with 15,504 stock units, NCB Financial Group settled 9 cents lower at $95.26, with 51,713 units. 1834 Investments dropped 18 cents to $1.06, with 3,500 shares, PanJam Investment finished with a rise of 65 cents to $50.65, trading 6,300 shares, Pulse Investments ended at $1.79, exchanging 40,100 units, Radio Jamaica lost 12 and concluded trading at $1.08, with 1,800 shares. Sagicor Group lost 50 cents and ended at $39.50, trading 2,674,599 shares and Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 50 cents and finished at $14.50, with 1,600 units. Scotia Group gained 1 cent and ended trading at $53, with 2,019,507 stock units trading, Supreme Ventures closed with 48,970 shares trading and fell 10 cents to $12.90, Victoria Mutual Investments ended at $3.90, with 442,461 shares. Wisynco Group concluded trading at $9.80, with 5,360,241 stock units but fell 5 cents in the process. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group lost 1 cent and ended at $2, with 300 shares, JMMB Group settled at $1, with 642,856 units, changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “Jamaica Broiler grabs 99% of trade – Tuesday.”

AJI closes at record 335,742 points

The All Jamaican Composite Index (AJI) surged 5,792.25 points to close at a record 335,742.09 points and the JSE Index jumped 5,277.40 points to a closing record high of 305,898.98 as the market surpassed both the 334,000 and 335,000 marks on the same day, for the first time.
At the close on Thursday, 26 securities traded in the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed to 11,661,188 units valued at $284,601,737 compared to 4,749,951 units valued at $102,233,802 on Wednesday as the market scaled new heights.  Previously, the AJI ended at a record closing high of 332,501.11 points on May 4, this year and drifted downwards, prior to today’s strong rally and break upwards.
The main trades were, Wisynco Group with 5,360,241 units to close at $9.80, amounting to 46 percent of the total volume traded, while Sagicor Group traded 2,674,599 units 599 accounting for 23 percent of the day’s volume and Scotia Group closed with just over 17 percent of the day’s volume, having traded 2,019,507 units, the next highest was Victoria Mutual Investments with 442,261 units and in the preference sector JMMB Group 7.5% trading 642,856 units.
Market activities resulted in 31 securities trading, compared to 26 on Wednesday, in the main and US markets. At the close, 12 securities gained, 10 declined and 9 traded firm.
Stocks with major price changes are, JMMB Group rose $1 to close at $28.50, Kingston Wharves jumped $4 to end at $46 and PanJam Investment rose 65 cents to $50.65.
Trading resulted in an average of 448,507 units valued at an average of $10,946,221 for each security traded. In contrast to 182,690 units for an average of $3,932,069 on Wednesday. For the month to date 217,527 units traded with an average value of $6,588,540 and on the previous day 158,650 units valued at 3,992,107 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 30,210 units valued at over $15,975 traded with Sterling Investments ; trading 15,000 units and adding 1 cent to end at 10 US cents followed by<strong> Proven Investments ; with 10,378 units to close at 19 US cents and  JMMB Group 6%  USD preference share with 13,352 units and closed at US$1. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.35 points to close at 162.73.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.

JSE jumps sharply – Tuesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange enjoyed strong positive gains in the indices at the close of the market on Tuesday, resulting in the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 3,314.64 points to 332,264.99 and the JSE Index climbed 3,020.01 points to close at 302,730.94.
Trading declined to 3,056,707 units valued at just $56,317,502, compared to 3,772,367 units valued at $82,289,848 on Monday.
Radio Jamaica was the only major trade with 890,251 units and was followed by Ciboney Group with 459,442 units.
Market activities resulted in 29 securities trading, compared to 25 on Monday, in the main and US markets. At the close, 12 securities gained, 7 declined and 10 traded firm
Stocks with major price changes are, Berger Paints that fell 50 cents to $19.50, Grace Kennedy losing 49 cents to $49.50, Kingston Wharves declining 50 cents to $45.50, Mayberry down 45 cents to $6. PanJam Investment climbing $1 to $46, Sagicor Group falling $1 to $39.500, Scotia Group losing 87 cents to $52, Seprod that jumped $7 to $36 and Sterling Investments falling $3.30 to $9.50.
Trading resulted in an average of 117,566 units valued at over $2,166,058, in contrast to 139,717 shares valued at $3,047,772 on Monday. For the month to date, an average of 150,425 units valued at $4,012,646, traded, in contrast to 167,512 units traded with an average of $4,972,872 on Monday. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 181,285 units traded with a value of US$44,987 as Productive Business Solution traded 785 shares at 62 US cents, Proven Investments ended with 170,000 units trading at 20 US cents, Sterling Investments lost 1 US cent in ending at 9 US cents while 15,000 units changed hands and JMMB Group 6% preference share finished trading at US$1 with 10,500 units trading. The JSE USD Equities Index added 0.37 points to close at 167.26.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 closing with lower offers.

JSE volume falls – Monday

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The volume of stocks trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped to 3,772,367 units valued at $82,289,848, well down from 4,603,241 units valued at $166,353,769 on Friday.
The main trades were JMMB Group with 1,421,384 units, 37.68 percent of the day’s volume followed by Ciboney Group with 558,300 units 14.80 percent of volume traded and Victoria Mutual Investments with 519,329 units just 13.77 percent of the day’s trade.
Market activities resulted in 29 securities trading, compared to 25 on Friday, in the main and US markets. At the close, 12 securities gained, 7 declined and 10 traded firm and the All Jamaican Composite Index fell 133.11 points to 328,950.35 and the JSE Index lost 121.28 points to close at 299,710.93.
Stocks with major price changes are, Berger Paints that up 50 cents to $20, Grace Kennedy rising 99 cents to $49.99, Grace Kennedy rising 99 cents to $49.99, Jamaica Broilers gaining $1 to $22, NCB Financial Group trading at $95 after falling $1, Portland PJX gaining 62 cents to $10.12, Sagicor Group rallying $2.40 to $40.90, Sagicor Real Estate Fund that rose 70 cents to end at $15, Scotia Group advancing $1.82 to $52.87, Seprod that fell $2 to $29 and Wisynco falling 50 cents to $9.50.
Trading resulted in an average of 139,717 units valued at over $3,047,772, in contrast to 200,141 shares valued at $7,232,773 on Friday. For the month to date, an average of 167,512 units traded with an average of $4,972,872. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, < Proven Investments ended with 1,700 units trading with a loss of 2 cents to 20 US cents and JMMB Group 6% preference share finished trading with a fall of 1 cent, to 62 US cents, with 2,427 units trading. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 4.15 points to close at 167.21.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market indices jump sharply – Monday.
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JSE trading back to normal – Friday

The volume of stocks trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped to 4,603,241 units valued at $166,353,769, well down from 170,209,058 units on Thursday valued at $3,113,335,699.
The main trades were Grace Kennedy with 1,462,365 units amounting to 31.77 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Sagicor Group with 1,357,691 units for 29.49 percent of total volume and Wisynco Group with 721,410 units and 15.67 percent of trade.
Market activities resulted in 25 securities trading, compared to 26 on Thursday, in the main and US markets. At the close, 7 securities gained, 10 declined and 8 traded firm and the All Jamaican Composite Index surged 3,607.57 points to 329,083.46 and the JSE Index jumped 3,286.90 points to close at 299,832.21.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement declining $1 to $39, Jamaica Broilers rising $2.81 to $21, Kingston Wharves down 90 cents to end at $46, NCB Financial Group trading at $96 after rising $1, Sagicor Group rallying $1.30 to $38.30 and Scotia Group advancing $1.05 to $51.05
Trading resulted in an average of 200,141 units valued at an average of $7,232,773 for each security traded, in contrast to 7,092,044 units for an average of $129,722,321 on Thursday. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, Productivity Business Solution, ordinary share finished trading with a fall of 1 cent, to 62 US cents, with 618 units trading and Proven Investments ended with 13,475 units trading with a loss of 2 cents to 20 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 9.75 points to close at 171.36
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market indices jump sharply – Friday.

JSE main market indices jump sharply – Friday

Bulls may be lurching to pounce on Jamaican stocks.

Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday with, the All Jamaican Composite Index leaped 3,607.57 points to 329,083.46 and the JSE Index surged 3,286.90 points to close at 299,832.21.
A total of 23 securities changed hands, resulting in 6 advancing, 9 declining and 8 remaining firm.
Trading on the JSE main market ended with the overall volume and value returning to more normal levels of 4,603,241 units valued at $166,353,769, from the big surge on Thursday when Jamaica Broilers pushed trading 170,209,058 units valued at $3,113,335,699.
In market activity, Berger Paints ended at $19.50, with 1,562 stock units, Carreras gained 10 cents and concluded trading at $10.40, with 57,502 units, Caribbean Cement lost $1 and finished at $39, with 30,882 shares traded, Grace Kennedy fell 65 cents and ended trading at $49, with 1,462,365 shares, Jamaica Broilers recovered $2.81 to close at $21, with 19,907 stock units trading. Jamaica Producers lost 10 cents and finished trading at $16.50, with 80,429 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed down 39 cents to end at $7, with 25,500 shares, JMMB Group declined 80 cents and ended at $27, with 20,764 shares, Kingston Properties concluded trading at $6.60, with 200 shares. Kingston Wharves finished at $46 after falling 90 cents, with 3,395 stock units, Mayberry Investments settled at $6.45, with 10,756 units, NCB Financial Group gained $1 to end trading at $96, with 34,277 shares, 138 Student Living settled at $4.68, with a loss of 31 cents trading 100 units, PanJam Investment closed at $45, with 69,332 stock units. Radio Jamaica finished at $1.25, after falling 3 cents with 25,100 shares, Sagicor Group added 20 cents and settled at $38.50, with 1,357,691 shares and Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 30 cents and finished at $14.30, with 7,998 units. Scotia Group climbed $1.05 in trading 422,278 stock units to close at $51.05, Supreme Ventures closed at $13, exchanging 94,024 shares. Victoria Mutual Investments ended at $4, with 50,009 shares and Wisynco Group concluded trading with a rise of 5 cents to close at $10, in the exchange of 721,410 stock units. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.25% concluded trading at $1.50, with 1,000 shares and JMMB Group finished at $1, with 106,760 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE back to normal  – Friday.”

JSE main market in recovery mode – Thursday

Jamaica Broilers dropped $3.81 on Thursday.

Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday with, the All Jamaican Composite Index rising 1,297.53 points to 325,475.89 and the JSE Index gaining 1,182.20 points to close at 296,545.31.
A total of 24 securities changed hands, resulting in 10 advancing, 4 declining and 10 remaining firm.
Trading on the JSE main market ended with the overall volume and value surging normal levels with 170,209,058 units valued at $3,113,335,699 changed hands.
In market activity Carreras rose 49 cents and concluded trading at $10.50, with 53,990 units, Caribbean Cement jumped $1.95 to finish at $40, with 290,000 shares, Grace Kennedy ended trading at $49.65, with 615 shares, Jamaica Broilers dived $3.81 in trading 169,101,565 stock units to close at $18.19, Jamaica Producers gained 35 cents and finished trading at $16.60, with 55,264 units. JMMB Group ended at $27.80 after falling 20 cents, with 32,827 shares, Kingston Wharves climbed $1.90 to end at $46.90, with 8,237 stock units, Mayberry Investments added 35 cents to settle at $6.45, with 16,539 units, NCB Financial Group ended trading at $95 after rising $1, with 30,897 shares changing hands. 1834 Investments traded at $1.16, with 45,000 shares, 138 Student Living lost 10 cents to end at $4.99, with 229 units, PanJam Investment closed at $45, with 16,005 stock units, Portland JSX rose 25 cents and ended at $9.50, with 3,000 units, Radio Jamaica finished at $1.28, with 54,000 shares. Sagicor Group rallied $1.30 to settle at $38.30, with 113,627 shares changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled at $14, with 16,082 shares, Salada Foods ended trading at $14, with 35,962 stock units, Scotia Group dropped $1.53 in closing trading at $50, with 102,271 units, Sterling Investments closed at $12.80, with 455 shares. Supreme Ventures ended with a gain of 20 to end at $13, with 30,505 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading at $4, with 37,052 stock units, Wisynco Group finished at $9.95 having risen 25 cents, with 162,964 units. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% traded at $2, with 972 stock units, Productivity Business 9.75% lost $2 in trading 1,000 shares at $103.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “Jamaica Broiler grabs 99% of trade – Thursday.”

Jamaica Broilers grabs 99% of trade – Thursday

Jamaica Broilers traded 169,101,565 units accounting for 99.35 percent of the overall volume of 170,209,058 units on Thursday valued at $3,113,335,699 that traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
On Wednesday the market closed with 2,629,595 units valued at $48,019,325. Market activities resulted in 26 securities trading, compared to 24 on Wednesday, in the main and US markets. The market recovered some of the grounds lost on the previous days as advancing stocks had the upper hand over declining stocks. At the close of market activity, 11 securities gained, 5 declined and 8 traded firm.
the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,297.53 points to 325,475.89 and the JSE Index climbed 1,182.20 points to close at 296,545.31.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement rising $1.95 to $40, Jamaica Broilers down $3.81 to $18.19, Kingston Wharves up $1.90 to end at $46.90, NCB Financial Group trading at $95 after rising $1, Sagicor Group rallying $1.30 to $38.30 and Scotia Group declining $1.53 to $50. Productivity Business Solutions, preference share lost $2 to end at $103.
Trading resulted in an average of 7,092,044 units valued at an average of $129,722,321 for each security traded, in contrast to 114,330 units for an average of $2,087,797 on Wednesday. The average for the month to date is 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, previously 307,202 shares with a value of $11,110,094. In contrast, April closed with an average of 708,206 shares with a value of $6,395,518 for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, Productivity Business Solutions, ordinary share finished trading with a fall of 1 cent, to 61 US cents, with 1,512 units trading and Proven Investments ended with 12,550 units trading with the rise of 1 cents to 23 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 7.33 points to close at 181.11.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 4 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market in recovery mode – Thursday.
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JSE recovers some losses – Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange recovered some of the grounds lost on Friday but the gains in the indices still was short of the more than 2,000 points fall on Friday.
Monday’s gains still left the market well short of last weeks’ high of 327,520.83 points that the market started off at on opening, for the All Jamaica Index.
At the close of market activity, advancing stocks had the upper hand over declining stocks with 12 rising, 9 declining and 8 traded firm.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,975.96 points to close at 325,401.15 and the JSE Index climbed 1,800.32 points to close at 296,477.22. Market activities resulted in 29 securities trading, compared to 28 on Friday, in the main and US dollar markets.
The market closed with reduced trading levels, as 2,736,291 units valued at over $44,287,155 trading down from 7,330,113 units valued at $68,164,850 changing hands on Friday. On Monday, Victoria Mutual Investments accounted for just over 50 percent of the volume traded amounting to 1,373,388 units followed by Kingston Wharves with 329,678 units or 12.05 percent of the day’s trade.
Stocks with major price changes are, Kingston Wharves falling $1 to $46 and Salada Foods declining $1 to $14.
Trading resulted in an average of 97,725 units valued at an average of $1,581,684 compared to 281,927 units valued at $2,621,725 for each security traded on Friday. The average for the month to date is 321,872 shares with a value of $11,460,634, previously 335,057 shares with a value of $12,075,324. In contrast, April closed with an average of 708,206 shares with a value of $6,395,518 for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, Productivity Business Solution, ordinary share finished trading with a rise of 4 cents, to 62 US cents, with 601 units trading. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 172.24.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 6 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – Trading drops for JSE main market – Monday.

Trading drops for JSE main market – Monday

Trading on the JSE main market ended with the overall volume and value falling below normal levels on Monday as 2,736,291 units valued at over $44,287,155 changed hands.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,975.96 points to close at 325,401.15 and the JSE Index shot up 1,800.32 points to close at 296,477.22 as 28 securities changed hands, resulting in 12 advancing, 9 declining and 7 remaining firm.
In market activity, Barita Investments fell 55 cents and closed at $11.54, with 15,100 shares, Berger Paints ended at $20, with 22,128 stock units trading, Carreras fell 10 cents and concluded trading at $10.45, with 127,792 units, Caribbean Cement finished at $38, exchanging 307 shares, Ciboney Group rose 1 cent and settled at 13 cents, with 45,893 shares. Grace Kennedy ended trading at $48.60 after rising 10 cents, with 10,193 shares, Jamaica Broilers rose 25 cents in closing at $20.25, with 51,343 stock units, Jamaica Producers fell 45 cents to finish trading at $16.25, with 1,000 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with a loss of 40 cents to $7.10, in trading 700 shares. JMMB Group rose 5 cents to end at $27.05, with 38,277 shares, Kingston Wharves dropped $1 and finished at $46, with 329,678 stock units trading, Mayberry Investments settled at $6.25, after rising 25 cents with 29,780 units trading, NCB Financial Group shed 19 cents and ended trading at $94.80, with 81,775 shares. 138 Student Living settled at $5.09, after slipping 1 cents with 10,000 units, PanJam Investment added 50 cents to trade at $45, with 55,613 shares, Portland JSX closed at $10, with 4,524 stock units, Radio Jamaica rose 29 cents and concluded trading at $1.29, with 22,024 shares, Sagicor Group finished 35 cents higher at $36.50, trading 70,113 shares, Salada Foods lost $1 in settling at $14, with 10,000 shares changing hands. Scotia Group ended trading at $50.63, with 4,964 stock units, Seprod ended trading at $35, with 77,744 units, Supreme Ventures rose 40 cents and closed at $13, with 44,500 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments lost 5 cents and ended at $4, with 1,373,388 shares and Wisynco Group rose 30 cents and concluded trading at $10, with 159,255 stock units changing hands. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% traded at $2, with 500 stock units, JMMB Group 7% closed at $2.01, with 124,800 shares, JMMB Group 7.25% issued in 2019 ended at $2.05, with 24,800 shares and the older dated JMMB Group 7.25% concluded trading at $1.50, with 100 shares, changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE recovers some losses – Monday.”