Big JSE main market fall – Friday

Media house, RJR traded most shares on friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped sharply on Friday as declining stocks outpaced advancing ones by a wide margin as just 5 stocks rose, 15 declined and 8 traded firm.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,231.98 points to close at 323,425.19 and the JSE Index dived 2,033.58 points to close at 294,676.90. Market activities resulted in 28 securities trading, compared to 27 on Thursday, in the main and US dollar markets.
The market closed with reduced trading levels, as 7,330,113 units valued at $68,164,850 changed hands, well down from 28,791,979 units valued at $527,232,319 that traded on Thursday. The largest trades were Radio Jamaica with 2,329,526 shares for 31.8 percent of volume traded, 1834 Investments trading 2,253,420 shares accounting for 30.7 percent of the volume traded and Jamaica Broilers with 802,930 units.
Stocks with major price changes are, Grace Kennedy ended trading at $48.50, gaining 75 cents, Jamaica Broilers rose 74 cents to $20, Kingston Wharves fell $1.70 to $47, Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled with a loss of 85 cents at $13.90 and Scotia Group added $1.38 to close at $50.63.
Trading resulted in an average of 281,927 units valued at $2,621,725 compared to 1,107,384 units valued at an average of $20,278,166 for each security traded on Thursday. The average for the month to date is 335,057 shares with a value of $12,075,324, previously 338,126 shares with a value of $12,655,026. 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, JMMB Group, 5.75% US preference share finished trading with a loss of 6 cents to US$2, with 1,000 units. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 0.98 points to close at 172.24.
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 2 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – More normality for JSE main market – Friday.

More normality for JSE main market – Friday

The JSE main market activity returned to more normal levels on Friday with 7,330,113 units valued at $68,164,850 changed hands, down from 28,791,979 units valued at $527,232,319 trading on Thursday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,231.98 points to close at 323,425.19 and the JSE Index dived 2,033.58 points to close at 294,676.90 as 26 securities changed hands, resulting in 5 advancing, 14 declining and 7 remaining firm.
In market activity Barita Investments fell 11 cents and closed at $12.09, with 207,825 shares, changing hands, Berger Paints shed 50 cents and ended at $20, with 3,015 stock units, Carreras lost 5 cents and concluded trading at $10.55, with 177,994 units, Caribbean Cement finished 50 cents higher at $38, with 18,005 shares, Grace Kennedy climbed 75 cents to $48.50 with 18,357 shares changing hands. Jamaica Broilers rose 74 cents to end at $20 trading 802,930 stock units, Jamaica Producers added 14 cents and finished trading at $16.70, with 105,932 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7.50, with 45,050 shares traded, JMMB Group lost 50 cents to end at $27, with 68,700 shares changing hands. Kingston Properties concluded trading at $6.64, with 2,172 shares, Kingston Wharves fell $1.70 and finished at $47, with 3,250 stock units, Mayberry Investments settled 1 cents down at $6, with 104,485 units trading, NCB Financial Group ended trading 1 cents lower at $94.99, with 157,533 shares. 1834 Investments traded at $1.08, with 2,253,420 shares, PanJam Investment closed at $44.50, with a loss of 70 cents trading 79,749 stock units, Pulse Investments concluded trading at $1.78, with 27,348 shares, Radio Jamaica fell 31 cents to $1, with 2,329,526 shares. Sagicor Group settled with a fall of 35 cents at $36.15, with 68,110 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 85 cents to end at $13.90, exchanging 27,665 shares, Scotia Group added $1.38 to close at $50.63, in trading 197,361 units, Seprod finished trading at $35, with 3,348 shares, Supreme Ventures ended at $12.60, with 119,389 shares. Victoria Mutual Investments shed by 5 cents and concluded trading at $4.05, with 281,461 stock units traded Wisynco Group finished 10 cents lower at $9.70, with 227,149 units changing hands.
In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% traded at $2, with 139 stock units, JMMB Group 7% finished trading at $2, with 1,000 units and JMMB Group 7.25% closed at $2, after 200 shares changed hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “Big JSE main market fall – Friday.”

Broilers pushes JSE volume again – Thursday

Jamaica Broilers traded the most shares for second day running on Thursday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange was dominated by the trading for the second running in Jamaica Broilers shares which accounted for 79 percent of the volume traded to end with 22.76 million units up from 11.53 million on Tuesday.
The market again closed with a high level of trading, as 28,791,979 units valued at $527,232,319 changed hands up from 13,526,719 shares valued at $293,683,413 that traded on Tuesday. The other larger trades were Supreme Ventures with 3,202,706 units accounting for 11.12 percent of the volume traded and JMMB Group 7.50% preference shares with 724,379 units.
At the end of market activities, 28 securities traded, compared to 31 on Monday, in the main and US dollar markets as 15 stocks rose, 4 declined and 12 traded firm. At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index slipped 78.81 points to 325,657.17. and the JSE Index declined 71.81 points to close at 296,710.48.
Stocks with major price changes are, Jamaica Broilers down $2.34 to close at $19.26, Sagicor Group losing $1.50 to end at $36.50, Salada Foods gaining 10 cents to closed at an all-time high of $15, Scotia Group dropping $1.38 to $49.25 and Seprod falling $1 to end at $35.
Trading resulted in an average of 1,107,384 units valued at an average of $20,278,166 compared to 500,990 units valued at an average of $10,877,163 for each security traded on Tuesday. The average for the month to date is 276,670 shares with a value of $12,655,026, previously 290,955 shares with a value of $12,157,032. 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, JMMB Group 5.75% US preference share finished trading at US$2.06, with 21,300 units. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 173.22.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 1 closing with a lower offer.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market index slips again – Thursday.

JSE main market index slips again – Thursday

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The JSE main market slipped slightly at the close of trading on Tuesday with advancing stocks being outnumbered by a wide margin with declining prices, for the second day.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index slipped 78.81 points to 325,657.17 and the JSE Index declined 71.81 points to close at 296,710.48. as 26 securities changed hands, resulting in 6 advancing, 13 declining and 7 remaining firm. Salada Foods closed trading at a new high of $15.
Market activity resulted in 28,791,979 units valued at $527,232,319 versus 13,526,719 units valued at $293,683,413 trading on Tuesday.
In market activity, Carreras rose 7 cents and finished at $10.60, with 202,080 shares, Caribbean Cement settled at $37.50, with 23,652 shares, Ciboney Group lost 1 cent and ended trading at 12 cents, with 425,941 shares, Grace Kennedy declined 75 cents to $47.75, with 32,133 stock units trading, Jamaica Broilers finished trading at $19.26, with 22,755,531 units changing hands but dropped $2.34 in the process. Jamaica Producers gave up 14 cents in closing at $16.56, with 4,000 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange inched up by 1 cent and ended at $7.50, with 25,570 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading at $27.50 after inching down 10 cents as 959 stock units changed hands, Kingston Wharves settled at $48.70, with 3,570 units. Mayberry Investments ended trading at $6.01, falling 9 cents with 95,320 shares, NCB Financial Group traded at $95, with 342,566 shares, 1834 Investments finished trading at $1.08, with 116,281 units trading, 138 Student Living ended trading at $5.10, with 10,000 shares, PanJam Investment ended at $45.20, with 35,105 units. Pulse Investments rose 18 cents and finished at $1.78, with 50,000 shares trading, Radio Jamaica rose 1 cents and settled at $1.31, with 150,000 shares, Sagicor Group dropped $1.50 and ended trading at $36.50, with 81,902 stock units and Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading 25 cents higher at $14.75, with 25,793 stock units. Salada Foods traded 10 cents higher to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $15, with 13,000 units. Scotia Group fell $138 to close at $49.25, trading only 763 shares, Seprod concluded trading with a loss of $1 to end at $35, with 7,688 stock units, Supreme Ventures settled for a 40 cents loss to close at $12.60, with 3,202,706 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments fell 7 cents, ending trading at $4.10, with 77,137 shares and Wisynco Group traded at $9.80, after falling by 20 cents with 360,903 shares. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.25% ended at $2, with 25,000 shares and JMMB Group 7.5% finished with a loss of 5 cents to end at $1, as 724,379 stock units changed hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “Broilers pushes JSE volume again – Thursday.”

JSE main market volume jumps – Tuesday

Jamaica Broilers closed with 11.5M shares trading on Tuesday.

Jamaica Broilers accounted for 85 percent of the 13,526,719 shares valued at $293,683,413 that traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose on Tuesday.
The volume was built from Jamaica Broilers traded 11,507,048 units, followed by PanJam Investment with 839,895 units or just 6.2 percent of the day’s volume while Supreme Ventures traded 306,420 units on a day of light trading, for the majority of securities changing hands.
At the end of market activities, 31 securities traded, compared to 23 on Monday, in the main and US dollar markets as 15 stocks rose, 4 declined and 12 traded firm. At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Indexfalling 1,074.92 points to 325,735.98. and the JSE Index declined 979.37 points to close at 296,782.29.
Stocks with major price changes are, NCB Financial gaining $1 to end at $95, PanJam Investment rising 95 cents to $45.20, Salada Foods gaining $1.90 to closed at an all-time high of $14.90 and Scotia Group jumping $2.63 to $50.63.
Trading resulted in an average of 237,406 units valued at an average of $3,289,689 for each security traded. In contrast to 87,342 units for an average of $2,131,859 on Monday. The average for the month to date is 276,670 shares with a value of $12,250,176, previously 279,765 shares with a value of $13,009,983. 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, JMMB Group 5.75% US preference share finished trading at US$2.06, with 5,000 units. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 173.22.
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 2 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market index down again – Tuesday.

JSE main market index down again – Tuesday

Stocks declined again in trading on the main market on Tuesday, even as advancing stocks outnumbered declining ones by a wide margin.
At the close the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined 1,074.92 points to 325,735.98 and the JSE Index fell 979.37 points to 296,782.29 as 27 securities changed hands, resulting in 15 advancing, 4 declining and 8 remaining firm.
Market activity resulted in 13,526,719 units valued at over $293,683,413 compared with 6,884,784 units valued at $95,400,967 trading on Monday.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed at $12.20, with 3,600 shares, Berger Paints gained 50 cents and ended at $20.50, with 1,194 stock units, Carreras rose 3 cents and concluded trading at $10.53, with 46,980 units, Caribbean Cement finished trading at $37.50, with 4,490 shares, Ciboney Group settled at 13 cents trading 100,000 shares. Grace Kennedy fell 32 cents trading 9,823 shares at $48.50, Jamaica Broilers lost 40 cents to end at $21.60, with 11,507,048 stock units changing hands, Jamaica Producers rose 19 cents in trading 3,167 units at $16.70, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7.49, with 1,260 shares. JMMB Group ended at $27.60, with 166,847 shares after rising by 60 cents, Mayberry Investments eased just 1 cents, settling at $6.10, with 14,104 units, NCB Financial Group rose by $1 and ended trading at $95, with 55,030 shares, 1834 Investments traded 100 shares, gaining 1 cent to end at $1.08. PanJam Investment closed with a rise of 95 cents at $45.20, exchanging 839,895 stock units, Portland JSX ended at $10, with 129 units, Radio Jamaica lost 5 cents and finished at $1.30, with 68,950 shares, Sagicor Group gained 49 cents to settle at $38, with 84,700 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished 60 cents higher at $14.50, with 6,700 units. Salada Foods jumped $1.49 to a record high of $14.90, with 1,250 stock units, Scotia Group jumped $2.63 traded 62,337 units to close at $50.63, Seprod finished trading at $36, with 200 shares, Supreme Ventures gained 32 cents and ended at $13, with 306,420 shares. Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading at $4.17, exchanging 101,057 stock units and Wisynco Group concluded trading at $10, after rising by 5 cents with 76,787 shares traded. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.25% rose 5 cents and ended trading at $2.55, with 1,613 shares, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% closed trading at $2, with 2,271 stock units and JMMB Group 7.5% rose 4 cents to finish at $1.05, with 55,767 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 main market volume dives – Tuesday.”

JSE main market volume jumps – Monday

Volume traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday ending with 6,884,784 units valued at $95,400,967 versus 1,921,527 units valued at $46,900,896 changing hands on the main market on Friday.
The volume was built from Supreme Ventures trading 5,511,490 units and accounted for 80.05 percent of total shares traded, followed by 1834 Investments with 230,248 units and Sagicor Group with 182,753 units.
At the end of market activities, 31 securities traded, compared to 23 on Friday, in the main and US dollar markets as 9 stocks rose, 11 declined and 11 traded firm. At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index fell 709.93 points to 326,810.90 and the JSE Index declined 646.83 points to 297,761.66.
Stocks with major price changes are, Kingston Wharves that dropped $1.90 to $46.80, PanJam Investment diving $2.75 to $44.25 and Scotia Group with a loss $1.10 to $48.
Trading resulted in an average of 237,406 units valued at an average of $3,289,689 for each security traded, in contrast to 87,342 units for an average of $2,131,859 on Friday. The average for the month to date is 276,670 shares with a value of $12,250,176, previously 279,765 shares with a value of $13,009,983. 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, Productive Business Solution gained 3 cents in closing at 62 US cents with 1,693 shares trading and Proven Investments traded 32,680 shares at 22 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined 1.06 points to close at 173.22.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market down again – Monday.

JSE main market volume dives – Friday

Supreme Ventures dropped $2.75 to $12.25 on Friday.

Volume traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped back to low levels on Friday, ending with 1,921,527 units valued at $46,900,896 compared to 7,688,997 units valued at $220,155,817 changing hands on the main market on Thursday.
The low volume was built from Carreras with 417,958 units amounting to 21.75 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Scotia Group with 315,705 units accounting for 16.43 percent of volume traded and Berger Paints with 262,929 units with 13.68 percent of the volume traded.
At the end of market activities, 23 securities traded, compared to 28 on Thursday, in the main and US dollar markets as 9 stocks rose, 11 declined and 3 traded firm. At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index falling by 1,070.06 points to 327,520.83 and the JSE Index declined by 974.94 points to 298,408.49.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement rose $2 to $37.50, PanJam Investment climbing $1 to $7. Grace Kennedy declined $1.15 to $48.50, JMMB Group fell $1.20 to $26.80, Kingston Wharves dropped $1.60 to $46.80, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell $1.10 to $13.99, Scotia Group lost $1.90 to $49.10 and Supreme Ventures dropped $2.75 to $12.25.
Trading resulted in an average of 87,342 units valued at an average of $2,131,859 for each security traded. In contrast to 137,284 units for an average of $1,083,320 on Thursday. The average for the month to date is 279,765 shares with a value of $13,009,983, previously 292,000 shares with a value of $13,757,854. 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, Proven Investments traded 15,000 shares at 22 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 0.98 points to close at 174.28.
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 3 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – 1,000 points fall for JSE main market – Friday.

1,000 pts fall for JSE main market – Friday

Stocks declined again in trading on the main market on Friday, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declining 1,070.06 points to close at 327,520.83 and the JSE Index fell 974.94 points to 298,408.49.
Trading was characterized by big price movements in a number of stocks but with those declining outnumbering rising ones by a 3 to 1 margin.
The market closed with only 1,921,527 units valued at $46,900,896 trading, down from 7,688,997 units valued at $220,155,817 trading on Thursday. On Friday 22 securities changed hands, resulting in 9 advancing, 11 declining and 2 remaining firm.
In market activity, Barita Investments lost 15 cents and closed at $12.38, with 2,940 shares traded, Berger Paints ended at $20, after declining 21 cents with 262,929 stock units changing hands, Carreras concluded trading and gained 1 cent to $10.60, with 417,958 units, Caribbean Cement jumped $2 and finished at $37.50, with 104,243 shares trading, Ciboney Group rose 1 cents to 13 cents, with 10,850 shares. Grace Kennedy dropped $1.15 to end trading at $48.50, with 5,386 shares, Jamaica Broilers rose 20 cents to $21.70, with 11,080 stock units trading, Jamaica Producers lost 9 cents and finished trading at $16.51, with 22,786 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7.40, with 7,579 shares. JMMB Group ended at $26.80, with 103,297 shares, Kingston Wharves declined by $1.60 and finished at $46.80, trading 7,000 stock units, Mayberry Investments settled at $6.17, with 8,100 units, NCB Financial Group rose 77 cents and ended trading at $95.75, with 24,497 shares. PanJam Investment gained $1 and closed at $47, with 23,518 stock units changing hands, Radio Jamaica finished 14 cents higher at $1.35, with 22,682 shares, Sagicor Group lost 2 cents to settle at $38, with 141,760 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled at $13.99, after falling $1.01 with 36,401 shares, Scotia Group dropped $1.90 to $49.10, with 315,705 units. Seprod finished trading at $36, with 7,000 shares, Supreme Ventures dived $2.75 and ended at $12.25, with 167,126 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments slipped 3 cents and concluded trading at $4.17, with 77,262 stock units and Wisynco Group finished at $10, with a rose of 30 cents and 141,428 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 main market volume dives – Friday.”

JSE main market attempts recovery – Thursday

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,822.14 points to 328,590.89 and the JSE Index climbed 1,660.18 points to 299,383.43.
Volume traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange fell sharply from Wednesday’s level, ending with 3,157,522 units valued at $24,916,371 compared to 7,688,997 units valued at $220,155,817 changing hands on the main market on Wednesday.
The lower volume was built from Ciboney Group with 1,660,000 units accounting for 52.57 percent, followed by JMMB Group 7.25% preference share with 345,000 units or 10.93 percent of the day’s volume.
At the end of market activities, 24 securities traded, compared to 23 on Wednesday, in the main and US dollar markets. Only 13 stocks rose, 6 declined and 5 traded firm.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement losing $2 to $35.50, Grace Kennedy rising $1.45 to $49.65, JMMB Group rising $1.50 to $28, Kingston Wharves climbed $1.90 to $48.40, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained $1 to end at $15 and Supreme Ventures climbed $2.30 to an all-time high of $15.
Trading resulted in an average of 137,284 units valued at an average of $1,083,320 for each security traded. In contrast to 366,143 units for an average of $10,483,610 on Thursday. The average for the month to date is 292,000 shares with a value of $13,757,854, previously 303,017 shares with a value of $14,739,384. 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 ended trading at 59 US cents with 5,000 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 0.13 points to close at 173.30.
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 2 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market volume down prices up – Thursday.