JSE falls again on Wednesday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered more declines on Wednesday, following losses on Tuesday and the All Jamaican Composite Index lost 724.91 points to close at 336,508.12 and the JSE Index declined 660.48 points to 306,596.88.
Trading in the main market ended with 2,665,607 units valued $71,318,160 compared to 2,832,561 units valued at over $81,949,830 on Tuesday.
Activities in the main market and US dollar market resulted in 26 securities trading including 2 from the US dollar market, compared to 30 securities trading on Tuesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 10 stocks advanced, 12 declined and 4 closed unchanged.
The day’s volume was led by, Caribbean Cement led with 37.64 percent of trading in an exchange of 1,003,349 shares, followed by Barita Investments with 500,653 units and Sagicor Group with 461,652 shares.
Stocks with major price changes are, Berger Paints lost $1.50 to close at $19.50 trading just 1,637 shares, Caribbean Cement lost $2.14 and finished at $39.01, exchanging 1,003,349 shares, Grace Kennedy rose $1.48 to $53, trading 1,000 shares, Jamaica Producers added 50 cents to $17.50 trading 116,704 units. Kingston Wharves dropped $3.12 and closed at $50.85 with 350 stock units, NCB Financial Grouprose $1.75 to $98, trading 14,980 shares, Pulse Investments rose 65 cents trading 25,000 shares to close at $2.95, Sterling Investments fell 51 cents to $10.50 with the trading of 2,700 units.
Trading resulted in an average of 111,067 units valued at an average of $2,971,590 for each security traded. In contrast to 108,945 units for an average of $3,151,917 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 152,906 units valued at $3,041,409 compared to 155,968 units valued at $3,046,939 on Tuesday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 62,614 units valued at $7,800 as Proven Investments rose marginally to close at 15.01 US cents trading 22,614 shares and Sygnus Credit traded 40,000 units and inched up to 11.01 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.09 points up to 139.65.
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 4 closing with lower offers.

Volume up prices down on JSE on Tuesday

Trading picked up on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, compared to the very modest level on Monday. Trading ended with an exchange of 2,832,561 units valued at over $81,949,830 compared to a mere 1,455,806 units valued just $24,016,207 on Monday.
The pickup in trading did not result in the continuation of a rise in the indices that occurred on Monday and the All Jamaican Composite Index lost 865.50 points to close at 337,233.03 and the JSE Index declined 788.57 points to 307,257.36.
Activities in the main market and US dollar market resulted in 30 securities trading including 4 from the US dollar market, compared to 28 securities trading on Monday. At the end of trading, the prices of 7 stocks advanced, 14 declined and 9 closed unchanged.
The day’s volume was led by, Sagicor Group with 758,030 shares, settling at $38.75 followed by Wisynco Group trading 584,757 units and finished at $9.35.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement lost $1.35 and finished at $41.15, exchanging 933 shares, Grace Kennedy dropped $1.48 and ended at $51.52, trading 40,825 shares, Jamaica Broilers lost 55 cents to $23.95 trading 101,933 units. Kingston Wharves jumped $1.97 finished at a 52 weeks’ high of $53.97 with 9,631 stock units, NCB Financial Grouprose 25 cents to $96.25, trading 251,351 shares, PanJam Investment dropped $1.50 and closed at $53, as 14,820 stock units traded. Pulse Investments lost 70 cents as 27,498 shares traded down to $2.30, Sagicor Group fell $1.25 to $38.75 with the trading of 758,030 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund jumped $1.05 and settled at $15.10, exchanging 8,443 shares, Seprod lost 49 cents to $34.01 in trading 3,092 units and Supreme Ventures lost 95 cents and ended at $15.05, as 134,214 shares traded and Sygnus Credit traded 6,998 units and rose 45 cents to close at $13.20.
Trading resulted in an average of 108,945 units valued at over $3,151,917, in contrast to 60,659 shares valued at $1,000,675 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 155,968 units valued at $3,046,939 compared to 160,016 units valued at $3,037,085 on Monday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 207,453 units valued at $17,742 as JMMB Group 5.75% preference share completed trading at $1.03 with 20,000 stock units, Sterling Investments lost 0.5 cents and finished at a 52 weeks’ low of 8.5 US cents with 190,000 shares changing hands, Proven Investments closed at 15 US cents trading 346 shares, an attempted trade at 9 cents was cancelled as it would have exceeded 30 percent move in a day and Sygnus Credit traded 14,000 units at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index dropped 9.82 points up to 139.56.
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 5 closing with lower offers.

Good gains for JSE indices on Monday

After falling sharply on Friday the Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed on Monday, when the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,436.28 points to close at 338,098.53 and the JSE Index rising 1,308.61 points to 308,045.93 as trading levels was miniscule.
Activities in the main market and US dollar market resulted in 28 securities trading including 4 from the US dollar market, compared to 30 securities trading on Friday. At the end of trading, the prices of 9 stocks advanced, 11 declined and 8 closed unchanged from an exchange of 1,455,806 units valued just $24,016,207, compared to 6,932,808 units valued $147,102,076 on Friday.
The day’s volume was led by, Victoria Mutual Investments with 435,070 shares amounting to 29.9 percent of the volume traded followed by Supreme Ventures with 195,697 units or 13.44 percent of the day’s volume.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement rose $1.50 and finished at $42.50, with 80,467 shares, Grace Kennedy climbed $1.25 and ended at $53, trading 11,209 shares. Kingston Wharves jumped $2 finished at $52 with 15,755 stock units, NCB Financial Grouprose $1.50 to $96, with 30,760 shares, PanJam Investment dropped 50 cents and closed at $54.50, as 5,784 stock units traded. Portland JSX lost 90 cents as 8,000 shares traded at $9, Sagicor Group rose 86 cents to $40 with the trading of 119,751 units, Seprod lost $1 to $34.50 in trading 2,851 units and Supreme Ventures ended at $16, with 195,697 shares and rose $1.
Trading resulted in an average of 60,659 units valued $1,000,675, in contrast to 266,646 shares valued at $5,657,772on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 160,016 units valued at $3,037,085 compared to 168,594 units valued at $3,230,262 on Friday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market continue to be modest and closed with 40,390 units valued at US$23,566. JMMB Group 6% preference share completed trading at $1.03 with 20,000 stock units, Margaritaville gained 1.5 cents and finished at 16.8 US cents with 20,000 shares changing hands, Proven Investments lost 3 cents and closed at a 52 weeks’ low of 15 US cents trading 11,940 shares and Sygnus Credit traded 7,500 units and lost 1 cent to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index dropped 2.67 points up to 149.38.
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 2 closing with lower offers.

JSE Majors retreat from Friday’s record

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed to the fifth straight record high, reached seconds after opening on Friday, when the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,082.40 points to 340,315.50 with the JSE Index rising 986.19 points to 310,065.85 but lost the gains by the close.
At the end of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,570.85 points to 336,662.25 and the JSE Index dived 2,342.34 points to 306,737.32.
Activities in the main market and US dollar market resulted in 30 securities trading including 4 from the US dollar market, compared to 28 securities trading on Thursday. At the end of trading, the prices of 10 stocks advanced, 14 declined and 6 closed unchanged from an exchange of 6,932,808 units valued $147,102,076 compared to 889,746 units valued at $37,006,553 on Thursday.
The day’s volume was led by, Jamaica Broilers with 2,084,581 units amounting to 30 percent of the volume traded, followed by Sagicor Group with 1,331,080 units accounting for 19 percent of the day’s volume of and Jamaica Stock Exchange with 1,083,267 units for 15.6 percent of the day’s volume.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement lost $2 and finished at $41, with 20,107 shares, JMMB Group declined 49 cents and ended at $29.50, with 56,845 shares. Kingston Wharves dropped $2 finished at $50 with 124,720 stock units, NCB Financial Groupshed $1.50 to $94.50, with 65,326 shares, PanJam Investment dropped $3.99 and closed at $55, with 24,570 stock units trading. Scotia Group traded at $50.90, and lost 40 cents with 153,731 units, Sterling Investments rose $1.01 and closed at $11.01, with 66,652 shares and Supreme Ventures ended at $15, with 31,100 shares but fell 50 cents.
Trading resulted in an average of 266,646 units valued at an average of $5,657,772 for each security traded. In contrast to 34,221 units for an average of $1,423,329 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 168,594 units valued at $3,230,262 compared to 158,477 units valued at $2,952,222 on Thursday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market continue to be modest and closed with just 21,634 units valued at US$2,833, as Margaritaville lost 2.7 cents and finished at a 52 weeks’ low of 15.3 US cents with 10,000 shares, changing hands, Proven Investments closed at 18 US cents with 2,241 units changing hands,  Sygnus Credit trading 7,500 units and rose 1 cents at 12 US cents and JMMB Group 5.75 % preference share fell 19 cents to US$2.06 after trading 1,893 units. The JSE USD Equities Index slipped 0.10 points up to 152.05.
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 3 closing with lower offers.

4 straight JSE main market record close

The Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading for the fourth straight at an all-time closing high, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 975.72 points to a record 339,847.87 with the JSE Index rising 888.99 points to a record 309,639.79.
Activities in the main market resulted in 28 securities trading including 2 from the US dollar market, compared to 23 securities trading on Wednesday. At the close, the prices of 10 stocks advanced, 12 declined and 6 closed unchanged.
Trading activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with an exchange of 889,746 units valued at $37,006,553 compared to 3,345,840 units valued $86,257,264 on Wednesday.
The day’s volume was led by, NCB Financial Group with just 222,567 units amounting to 25 percent of the volume traded, followed by Sagicor Group with 203,409 units accounting for 22.86 percent of the day’s volume of and Carreras with 113,950 units for 12.8 percent of the day’s volume.
Stocks with major price changes are, Berger Paints lost 94 cents and ended at $21.06, with 4,815 stock units, Caribbean Cement gained 57 cents and settled at $43.00, with 21,144 shares, Grace Kennedy shed 50 cents to end at $52, with 33,051 stock units, Jamaica Broilers lost 99 cents trading 2,000 units at $24.01 after trading at a record high of $33. JMMB Group rose 49 cents to end at $29.99, with 23,543 shares, Kingston Wharves gained $2.20 and settled at a 52 weeks’ high of $52, in trading just 498 units, NCB Financial Group traded at $96 after rising $1.50 with 222,567 shares, PanJam Investment jumped $5.49 to a record high of $58.99, with 20,100 units, Sagicor Group gained 99 cents and ended trading at $39, with 203,409 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading after falling $1.15 to end at $13.95, with 8,953 stock units. Supreme Ventures climbed $1 and settled at $15.50, with 7,114 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments closed with a fall of 55 cents at $13.
Trading resulted in an average of 34,221 units valued at an average of $1,423,329 for each security traded. In contrast to 145,471 units for an average of $3,750,316 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 158,477 units valued at $2,952,222 compared to 172,772 units valued at $3,149,989 on Wednesday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market was modest following no trading having taken place on Wednesday. The market closed with just 2,880 units valued at $378, as Proven Investments closed at 18 US cents with 880 units changing hands and Sygnus Credit trading 2,000 units at 11. The JSE USD Equities Index slipped 0.26 points up to 152.15.
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 2 closing with lower offers.

Another record close for JSE stocks – Wednesday

Bulls are prowling around Jamaican stocks.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at a new record high on Wednesday for the third day in a row. During the morning session the All Jamaica Composite Index broke into the 340,000 points level for the first time in the market history rising 2,110.74 points to trade at 340,190.28 after 45 minutes of trading.
At the same time the JSE main index rose by 1,923.12 points to a record high of 309,951.76 after 45 minutes of trading in the morning session. The main market ended at a new closing high, with the All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 792.61 points to a record 338,872.15 and the JSE Index rising 722.16 points to a record 308,750.80.
Activities in the main markets resulted in 23 securities trading, compared to 30 securities trading on Tuesday. At the close, the prices of 9 stocks advanced, 16 declined and 6 closed unchanged. There was no trading in the US dollar market on Wednesday.
Trading activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with an exchange of 3,345,840 units valued $86,257,264 compared to 7,061,151 shares valued at $104,913,847 on Tuesday.
The day’s volume was led by, Carreras with 1,131,433 units 33.82 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Wisynco Group with 767,268 units accounting for 22.93 percent of the day’s volume of and NCB Financial Group with 476,698 units amounting to 14.25 percent of the volume traded.
Stocks with major price changes are, Grace Kennedy gained 98 cents to end trading at $52.50, with 7,498 shares, Jamaica Broilers shed $1 in closing at $25.00, after trading at an intraday high of $27, with 11,553 stock units, Kingston Wharves finished at $49.80, with a loss of 21 cents but traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $52 with 125,689 stock units, Mayberry Investments climbed 50 cents and settled at $7, with 51,070 units. NCB Financial Group dived $3.50 and ended trading at $94.50, with 476,698 shares, Sagicor Group fell 74 cents and settled at $38.01, with 205,457 shares traded, Salada Foods gained $1.10 to end trading at $12.01, with 23,850 stock units, Scotia Group declined by 90 cents and closed trading at $50.60, with 29,636 units and Supreme Ventures fell 50 cents to $14.50, with 200,562 shares trading.
Trading resulted in an average of 145,471 units valued at an average of $3,750,316 for each security traded. In contrast to 252,184 units for an average of $3,746,923 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 172,772 units valued at $3,149,989 compared to 175,865 units valued at $3,072,419 on Tuesday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
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 3 closing with lower offers.

All Jamaica Index at record 340,000

The Jamaica Stock Exchange All Jamaica Composite Index has now broken into the 340,000 points level for the first time in the market history.
After 45 minutes of trading, the All jamaica index rose 2,110.74 points to trade at 340,190.28 and the JSE main index rose by 1,923.12 points to end at a record 309,951.76. The move is in keeping with technical signals that was evident for some time and pointing to the main market poised for a big rally, with the first major resistance being around 365,000 points.
If the market holds up at these levels at the close, it would be it would be the third record for the week so far.
The continued record run in the main market is the best confirmation that business persons and individuals confidence are at record high levels currently as the market is the most current read on confidence levels in the country.

Another record close for JSE majors -Tuesday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at a new record high on Tuesday to break into the 338,000 mark, for the first time, with the All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 820.63 points to a record 338,079.54 and the JSE Index rising 747.69 points to a record 308,028.64.
Activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 30 securities trading including 5 from the US dollar market, compared to 31 securities trading on Monday. At the close, the prices of 9 stocks advanced, 16 declined and 6 closed unchanged.
Trading activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with an exchange of 7,061,151 shares valued at $104,913,847 compared to 7,903,876 units valued at $168,386,017 on Monday.
The day’s volume was led by Wisynco Group with 3,436,668 units accounting for 48.67 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Jamaica Broilers  with 1,004,631 units and 14.23 percent of the day’s volume and Ciboney with 1,004,631 units accounting for 14.23 percent of the volume traded.
Stocks with major price changes are, Grace Kennedy dropped $2.48 to $51.52, Jamaica Broilers up $2 to end at $26, JMMB Group rising $1 to $29.50, NCB Financial jumping $2.93 to $98, Sagicor Group rose 75 cents to $38.75, Scotia Group gained 50 cents to $51.50, Supreme Ventures slipped 60 cents to $15 and Sygnus Credit Investments rose 54 cents in closing at $13.55. 138 Student Living traded with a loss of 25 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.85 and Pulse Investments traded at an intraday high of $3.50 but end trading at $3.
Trading resulted in an average of 252,184 units valued at an average of $3,746,923 for each security traded, in contrast to 303,995 units for an average of $6,476,385 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 175,865 units valued at $3,072,419 compared to 163,654 units valued at $2,946,511, on Monday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 122,190 units valued at $31,374, as JMMB Group 6% preference share rose 1.5 cents and ended trading at US$1.025 with 11,100 stock units changing hands and Proven Investments rose 1 cent and closed at 18 US cents with 111,090 units changing hands. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 2.02 points up to 152.41.
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 4 closing with lower offers.

Record high for JSE main market

At the close of the trading on Monday, the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at a new record high, with the All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 868.61 points to a record close of 337,258.91 and the JSE Index rising 791.40 points to a record 307,280.95.
Activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 31 securities trading including 5 from the US dollar market, compared to 27 securities trading on Friday. At the close, the prices of 9 stocks advanced, 16 declined and 6 closed unchanged.
Trading activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose strongly over Friday’s level, with an exchange of 7,903,876 units valued at $168,386,017 compared to 2,029,215 units valued at $42,587,552 on Friday.
The day’s volume was led by Carreras with 2,439,495 units and accounted for 30.86 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Wisynco Group with 1,873,893 units or 23.71 percent of the day’s volume, Scotia Group with 1,254,140 units accounting for 15.87 percent of the volume traded and JMMB Group with 1,010,243 units.
Stocks with major price changes are, Grace Kennedy climbing $1 to $54. Jamaica Broilers up $1 to end at $24, JMMB Group falling $1 to $28.50, Kingston Wharves jumping $3.45 to $50, Proven Investments fell $1.50 in the Jamaican market to$27 but is still priced well above the US dollar market listing. Salada Foods rose $1 to $11, Scotia Group jumped 88 cents to $51, Sterling Investments fell $1.50 to $10, Supreme Ventures gained $1.50 in closing at $15.60 and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 70 cents in closing at $13.01. 138 Student Living traded with a loss of 30 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $4.10.
In the US dollar market, 202,559 units valued at $28,806 as JMMB Group 6% preference share ended trading at US$1.01 with 4,319 stock units, Productivity Business declined by 0.5 cent and ended at 58 US cents with 2,659 shares traded, Proven Investments lost 1 cent and closed at 17 US cents with 15,350 units changing hands, Sterling Investments ended trading at 9 US cents with 898 shares after falling 1 cent and Sygnus Credit Investments ended trading 179,000 shares after falling 1 cent to 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 2.81 points up to 150.39.
Trading resulted in an average of 303,995 units valued at an average of $6,476,385 for each security traded, in contrast to 92,237 units for an average of $1,935,798 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 163,654 units valued at $2,946,511 compared to 167,222 units valued at $2,763,542, on Friday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
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 2 closing with lower offers.

JSE main market falters on low volume

Grace Kennedy traded at an intra-day high of $56 on Thursday.

Trading activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday remained low, with an exchange of 4,036,088 units valued at $49,293,055 versus 3,503,975 units valued at $50,822,952 on Wednesday.
Trading levels fell below that of the Junior Market, a rare occurrence as two companies in that market dominated trading. Activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 27 securities trading including 2 from the US dollar market compared to 28 securities trading on Wednesday. At the close, the prices of 13 stocks advanced, 9 declined and 5 closed unchanged.
At the close of the market, the All Jamaican Composite Index fell 169.56 points to close at 335,057.54 while the JSE Index declined by 154.49 points to 305,275.25.
Wednesday’s volume was led by Ciboney with 1,075,072 units at 10 cents, accounting for 26.6 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Jamaica Broilers traded 798,007 stock units at $23.50, Mayberry Investments settled at $6.50, with 613,468 units and Pulse Investments jumping $1 to $3, with 460,835 shares.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement that dropped $2.57 to $42.43, Jamaica Broilers gaining 50 cents to end at $23.50, JMMB Group gaining 90 cents to $29.90, Kingston Wharves rising 85 cents to end at $47.25, NCB Financial dropping $2.50 to $95, Sagicor Group losing 75 cents to close at $38.25. Scotia Group fell 40 cents to close at $50.10, Seprod jumped $2.25 to $35.50, Supreme ventures lost 50 cents in closing at $14.50 and Productive Business Solution rose $2 to $105. Grace Kennedy traded at an intraday high of $56 but last traded at $51.61.
In the US dollar market, 8,800 units traded valued at $1,520 as Sterling Investments ended trading 800 shares at after rising 0.8 cent to 10 US cents and Proven Investments lost 0.5 cent to 18 US cents with 8,000 units changing hands. The JSE USD Equities Index declined 2.86 points to 153.15.
Trading resulted in an average of 161,444 units valued at an average of $1,971,722 for each security traded. In contrast to 134,768 units for an average of $1,954,729 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 183,396 units valued at $2,264,736 compared to 190,523 units at a cost of $2,359,871, on Wednesday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
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 2 closing with lower offers.