8 Junior Market stocks rise 11 fall – Tuesday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with 26 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,263,347 units valued at $12,188,607 compared to 9,644,867 units valued at $21,232,867 from 21 securities trading on Monday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 8 securities advanced, 11 declined and 7 remained unchanged resulting in the Junior Market Index advanced 19.79 points to close at 3,197.02. at the close 1 security traded at a 52 weeks’ high and two ended at 52 weeks’ lows.
Trading ended with an average of 87,052 units for an average of $468,793 in contrast to 459,279 units for an average of $1,011,089 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 253,366 units valued at $711,095. November, ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 for each security traded.
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 just 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $50.50, with 257 shares traded, Blue Power concluded trading of 2,000 units at $5.45, Cargo Handlers limbed $1 higher to $15, with an exchange of 34,600 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 20,800 shares at $5.30, Caribbean Producers finished trading 1,300 units and declined of 10 cents to close at $5.30,  Consolidated Bakeries closed 6 cents higher at $2.20, with 21,000 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended trading with 216,900 shares and fell 10 cents to close at $2.70,  Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 173,947 shares gained and 75 cents to end at $15.75, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 27 cents at $2.85, with an exchange of 42,256 stock units. Everything Fresh traded 59,127 shares after declining 5 cents to close at $1.50, Express Catering settled with a loss of 25 cents at $7.50, exchanging 26,208 units, FosRich Group ended trading of 15,985 shares and rose 2 cents to $4.07, General Accident traded 2,500 shares at $3.63, GWest Corporation finished trading 10,000 shares with a loss of 10 cents in closing at an all-time low of $1.45. Indies Pharma traded 82,620 shares and fell 4 cents to close at $3.06, Jamaican Teas finished trading of 161,257 shares at $3.80, Jetcon Corporation settled with a loss of 9 cents at $3.90, exchanging 38,461 shares, Key Insurance jumped 50 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $5, with 1,027,000 stock units changing hands, Lasco Distributors closed at $4, with 126,190 shares trading. Lasco Financial dropped 80 cents to $4, with 109,306 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing concluded trading at $3.30, with an exchange of 49,680 stock units, Main Event finished 15 cents higher at $6.50, trading 2,832 units, Paramount Trading  ended trading 500 shares and jumped 77 cents to $2.97. SSL Venture Capital rose 6 cents in trading 2,000 shares to end at $1.80, Stationery and Office traded with a loss of 85 cents at $7.35, with 36,521 shares and tTech closed 8 cents higher at $5.19, with 100 units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

NCB trades at J$170 on TTSE – Tuesday

NCB stock jumped to TT$8.93 on TTSE.

In market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday NCB Financial climbed 98 cents to close at a record high of $8.93 or J$170.
At the close of trading 18 securities were active against 16 on Monday, with 5 advancing, 3 declining and 10 remaining unchanged on a day when both the volume a value of trading dropped sharply below Monday’s levels.
At close of the market, the Composite Index gained 2.90 points on Tuesday to 1,297.55. The All T&T Index rose 0.54 points to 1,695.51, while the Cross Listed Index added 0.73 points to close at 121.57.
Trading ended with 261,740 shares at a value of $3,498,832 compared to 812,542 shares at a value of $10,196,809 on Monday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with stock with the bid lower than the last selling price and 2 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gainsFirst Citizens rose 1 cent and ended at $32.76, after exchanging 12,327 shares, JMMB Group rose 2 cents and completed trading at $1.77, after exchanging 3,185 shares, NCB Financial Group closed with a gain of 98 cents and ended with an exchange of 20,188 shares at 52 weeks high of $8.93, Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained 1 cent and ended at $29.16, after exchanging 100 shares and West Indian Tobacco finished trading 334 units and gained 25 cents to close at $95.50.
Stocks closing with losses| Calypso Macro Index Fund lost 4 cents to close trading of 200 shares at $15.81, Grace Kennedy closed with a loss of 15 cents at $2.85, with 11,501 stock units changing hands and Sagicor Financial shed 97 cents and settled at $9, with 41,002 stock units changing hands.
Stocks closing firm| Ansa Merchant ended trading at $38.26, after exchanging 262 shares, Clico Investments settled at $20.15, with 58,395 stock units changing hands, First Caribbean International Bank concluded trading of 99,014 units, at $8.05, Guardian Holdings closed at $18, with 10 units trading, Massy Holdings completed trading at $45, after exchanging 6,358 shares, National Enterprises settled at $8, with 500 stock units changing hands, Point Lisas settled at $3.70, trading 6,314 stock units, Republic Financial Holdings completed trading at $107, after exchanging 1,010 shares, Scotiabank concluded trading of 1,010 units at $64.74 and Unilever Caribbean settled at $23, with 30 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE fails to hang on to record – Monday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, surged to a new record high in early morning trading after just 7 minutes of the opening with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rising 5,319.88 to a record 435,784.80 points and briefly moved higher to more than 435,900 points before pulling back, at the close the index put on 2,407.17 points to 432,872.09.
The JSE index climbed 4,847.01 points to a record of 397,049.24 after 7 minutes of trading pulled back at the close but still put on 2,589.66 points to close at 392,202.23.
Market activity resulted in 3 securities trading at record highs but ended with 2 securities closing at record highs and one closing at 52 weeks’ ow, as 26 securities in the main and US dollar markets changed hands, compared to a 31 on Friday. At the end, prices of just 6 stocks rose, 15 declined and 5 remained unchanged.
The main market ended with just 843,989 units valued at $24,687,711 changing hands, compared with 12,946,386 units valued at $522,988,358 that were exchanged on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 33,760 units valued at over $987,508, in contrast to 446,427 shares valued at $18,034,081 on Friday. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments fell 50 cents to close of $27.50 after trading at new in  intraday record high of $31, with 19,020 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.45 and finished trading of 2,755 shares at $44.95, Carreras concluded trading of 103,177 units at $9.10 after falling 40 cents, Grace Kennedy dropped $1.50 in trading of 34,081 shares at $56.50, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 63 cents and closed at $9, trading 19,650 shares, Kingston Wharves fell $2.79 to $73, with 6,817 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Jamaica Equities lost 85 cents trading 7,993 shares in closing at $9.15, NCB Financial Group declined by $2.05 to end trading of 66,427 shares at $157, PanJam Investment dropped $4 to  $70, with an exchange of 13,890 stock units, Sagicor Group fell 50 cents to finish trading of 57,553 shares at $49.50, Scotia Group traded 14,660 shares and rose $2 to close at $57, Seprod added $2.40 trading of 27,970 shares, to close at $32.40.

Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 40,224 units valued at over $8,569 as Proven Investments lost 1 cent and ended trading at 21 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 0.87 points to close at 168.55.

Trading climbs on Junior Market on Monday

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Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with 21 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 9,644,867 units valued at $21,232,867 compared to 4,790,864 units valued at $10,989,252 from 26 securities trading on Friday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 7 declined and 7 remained unchanged resulting in the Junior Market Index declining by 5.10 points to close at 3,177.23.
Trading ended with an average of 459,279 units for an average of $1,011,089 in contrast to 184,264 units for an average of $422,664 on Friday. November ended with an average of 190,475 units valued at $653,358 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 just 1 with a lower offer.
 At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $50.50, trading 380 shares, AMG Packaging ended 2 cents higher at $1.82, with 12,927 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading 11,455 shares, at $5.30, Caribbean Producers finished trading with 2,600 units and rose 5 cents higher to $5.40, Derrimon Trading ended at $2.80, in exchanging 6,215 shares. Elite Diagnostic gained 1 cent to end at $3.12, with 1,200 stock units changing hands, Express Catering ended trading with 4,380 shares after rising 65 cents to close at $7.75, General Accident closed 13 cents higher at $3.63, with 2,000 shares trading, Indies Pharma traded 20,690 shares to close at $3.10, Jamaican Teas settled at $3.80, with 160,698 shares changing hands. Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $3.99, with an exchange of 5,000 stock units, Key Insurance traded 1,071,023 units and rose 35 cents to $4.50, Lasco Distributors ended 20 cents higher at $4, with an exchange of 3,700 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 31,600 stock units with a loss of 20 cents at $4.80. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.30, trading 33,300 units, Main Event settled with a loss of 10 cents at $6.35, with an exchange of 6,313 shares, SSL Venture Capital lost 2 cents in trading 6 million shares to end at $1.74, Stationery and Office finished trading 210 stock units with a loss of 32 cents down to $8.20, Sweet River closed at $3.50, with 100 units changing hands and tTech fell 19 cents to $5.11, with the trading of 902 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading 9% ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.10, with 2,270,174 stock units trading.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

NCB Financial hits record TT$8.50 – Monday

NCB stock jumped to TT$8.50 on TTSE.

In market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday NCB Financial traded at an intraday high of $8.50 but drifted back down to $7.95 at the close.
At the close of trading 16 securities were active against 12 on Friday, with 5 advancing, 6 declining and 5 remaining unchanged on a day when both the volume a value of trading increased above Friday’s levels.
At close of the market the Composite Index gained 16.56 points to 1,294.65. The All T&T Index rose 3.87 points to 1,694.97, while the Cross Listed Index added 4.05 points to close at 120.84.
Trading ended with 812,542 shares at a value of $10,196,809 compared to 611,620 shares at a value of $5,060,996 on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 4 stocks with the bid lower than the last selling price and 2 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gainsNational Enterprises rose 5 cents and completed trading 300 stock units at $8, Prestige Holdings closed with a gain of 15 cents to $7.50, with 220 units changing hands, Scotiabank concluded trading of 13,166 units with a rise of 8 cents to $64.74, Trinidad & Tobago NGL added 3 cents and concluded at $29.15, after exchanging 2,614 shares and West Indian Tobacco increased 25 cents and settled at $95.25, trading 700 units.
Stocks closing with losses| Clico Investments concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents at $20.15, with 35,930 stock units changing hands, First Citizens traded with a loss of 1 cent at $32.75, after exchanging 12,567 shares, Guardian Holdings closed with a loss of 1 cent and settled at $18, trading 378 units, NCB Financial Group declined by 5 cents and concluded trading at $7.95, after exchanging 43,502 shares up to an intraday record high of $8.50, Republic Financial Holdings shed 26 cents and ended at $107, exchanging 22,969 shares and Sagicor Financial lost 3 cents and completed trading at $9.97, with 375,798 stock units changing hands.
Stocks closing firm| First Caribbean International Bank settled at $8.05, with 151,350 units changing hands, JMMB Group ended market activity at $1.75, after exchanging 100,000 shares, LJ Williams B share ended at 75 cents, after trading 50,000 shares, Massy Holdings ended at $45, in exchanging 1,748 shares and Unilever Caribbean completed trading at $23, with 1,300 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

All Jamaica hits record 435,785 points

In early morning trading after just 7 minutes of the opening the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index (AJI) rose 5,319.88 to a record 435,784.80 points and the JSE index climbed 4,847.01 points to 397,049.24.
Later on, the market briefly moved higher into the 435,900 points level on the AJI, but fell back to 435,061.21.
he market hit a record high follows on Thursday last week Barita Investments traded at a new high of $24.01, NCB Financial hit a record $160, PanJam Investment traded at $72, Sagicor Group at $51.95 haven risen sharply to a record high, but the bid is at $55 to buy 49,301 shares, Scotia Group trades at $60 and Seprod at $33.65.
The junior market continues under some selling pressure is not sharing in the strong gains of the more matured companies and declined by 2.81 points to 3,179.52 with just one stock trading so far.
In today’s trading Scotia Group is back at $60, along with Grace Kennedy that traded at $57, NCB and Supreme Ventures are the major contributors to the rise.

NCB share grows 10 times since 2014

NCB stock closed at $159.05 on Friday.

NCB Financial stock sold at a record $160 last week for a gain of 60 percent for the year to date. Added to this return, are dividend payments totaling $2.80. While investors are now enthused about the stock pushing to new heights, not so long ago they were not with it selling at just $17.
In November 2014, NCB shares were being sold at $17 on several days but the banking group was about to release record profits of $11.6 billion or earnings per share of $4.73, this compares to EPS of $3.49 in 2013. As late as November 2016, the shares were trading at $46 each, less than 10 times the 2014 profit per share. In just two years since, the stock gained 248 percent plus dividends paid and since late 2014, the capital appreciation is a staggering 941 percent. The truth is that the group is not finished yet delivering for investors. When they take majority ownership in Guardian Holdings investors should see major cost savings from rationalization and increased business with the expanded resources.

NCB Financial hits up on resistance at $160 & may find it difficult to break through to the next level at $200, 25% away.

Long term investors should hold on to their stocks for the big ride ahead to flow from acquisition and the impact that growth in the Jamaican economy will have on the operation.
The stock that traded at $160 this past week is currently trading around resistance level, if it breaks through meaningfully, the next major resistance is at $200 or 25 percent away from current price.

PE ratios continue to rise

Treasury bills rates bottomed and have moved back closer in line with the Bank of Jamaica’s overnight rate of 2 percent.
IC Insider.com is forecasting a further increase in T-bill rates to move above 2 percent, this could happen with the December Treasury bill auction.
In the mean time the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange has moved on the new record highs, with NCB Financial being the primary mover with the stock closing at $159.05 on Friday. The Junior Market that peaked at an all-time high in October has pulled back with no new price sensitive news to encourage aggressive buying.
The above developments are happening as the PE ratio of the market continues to inch higher. The ratio climbed slowly until June but moved much sharper thereafter, to better reflect the sharp fall in interest rates. The recent inching up of Treasury bill rates appears to have slowed the upward movement in the average PE ratio of the over all market that sits just under 16 currently. The average PE is now ahead of the longer term trend that goes back to 2013, but well below the trend, from late 2015 that suggests that the average PE is headed for 18, that will require a 15 percent rise in stock prices to get there. December is usually a bullish month and so the PE of 18 may be reached by year end or early in 2019.

Most JSE stocks rise indices dip Friday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, took a break from record making runs with the All Jamaica Index closed a fall of 2,842.30 points to 430,464.92 and the JSE Index declined by 2,589.66 points to close at 392,202.23.
Market activity resulted in 3 securities trading at record highs but ended with 2 securities closing at record highs and one closing at 52 weeks’ low, as 31 securities in the main and US dollar markets changed hands, compared to a 35 on Thursday. At the end, prices of 16 stocks rose, 7 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
The main market ended with 12,946,386 units valued at $522,988,358 changing hands, compared with 9,092,070 units valued at $158,769,688 exchanged, on Thursday.
The main market ended with Jamaica Broilers leading with 8,048,990 units, accounting for 62 percent of the day’s trades, followed by Wisynco Group with 1,699,655 units or 13 percent of the day’s volume and NCB Financial with 1,409,918 units with 10 percent of the day’s trades.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 446,427 units valued at over $18,034,081, in contrast to 284,127 shares valued at $4,961,553 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, compared to 403,611 valued at $7,228,391 previously. October closed, with an average of 290,851 shares, valued $5,213,901, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose $3.99 to a record close of $28, trading 2,000 shares, Grace Kennedy climbed $3 in trading of 36,609 shares at $58, Jamaica Broilers gained 55 cents, trading 8,048,990 stock units at $30.55, Jamaica Producers rose 41 cents and finished trading 27,898 units, at $24.51,  JMMB Group jumped $2.49 to end at $35, trading 96,088 shares, Mayberry Jamaica Equities jumped 98 cents trading 42,500 shares in closing at $10, NCB Financial Group lost 95 cents to end trading at $159.05 with 1,409,918 shares, PanJam Investment jumped $2.50 to a record $74, with an exchange of 113,647 stock units, Portland JSX lost 79 cents and ended at 52 weeks’ low of $7.01, exchanging 7,642 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 30 cents to settle at $11.80, exchanging 26,427 shares, Scotia Group traded 71,726 shares and shed $3 to close at $55, Seprod dropped $2.50  trading of 234,387 shares, to close at $30, Sterling Investments rose 30 cents and closed at $5, with 21,174 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures fell $1.39 to end at $16.95, with an exchange of 60,986 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments gained 44 cents in trading 67,625 units.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 44,122 units valued at $8,705 as Proven Investments rose 2 cents and ended trading of 38,222 shares at 22 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share traded 5,900 units at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 1.47 to close at 167.68.

12 Junior Market stocks fell 7 rose – Friday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange traded on Friday with 26 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 4,790,864 units valued at $10,989,252 compared to 4,094,002 units valued at $9,912,290 on Thursday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 12 declined and 7 remained unchanged resulting in the Junior Market Index advancing 10.83 points to close at 3,182.33.
Trading ended with an average of 184,264 units for an average of $422,664 in contrast to 178,000 units for an average of $430,969 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 190,475 units valued at $653,358 and previously 190,807 units valued at $666,313. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
 At the close of the market, Access Financial closed trading with 3,564 shares changing hands and jumped $5 to end $50.50, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 15 cents at $1.80, with an exchange of 200,000 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 1,993 units at $5.45, Caribbean Cream traded 2,680 shares at $5.30, Caribbean Flavours traded 10,000 stock units with a loss of $1.01 to close at $19. Caribbean Producers ended trading of 10,642 units at $5.35, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.80, with 59,322 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 5,000 shares, with a loss of 1 cent to close at $15, Eppley settled with a loss of 10 cents at $9, with trading in 6,005 units. Everything Fresh traded 44,200 shares after rising 4 cents to close at $1.55, Express Catering ended trading 26,201 shares, with a loss of 90 cents at $7.10, FosRich Group traded just 530 shares at $4.05, General Accident finished 25 cents higher at $3.50, trading 400 shares, Honey Bun ended with a loss of 65 cents at $3.50, with 478,285 units after hitting a 52 weeks’ low of $3.10. Indies Pharma rose 10 cents in trading 38,957 shares to close at $3.10, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 60 cents at $3.80, in exchanging 246,589 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 11,890 stock units, with a loss of 1 cent at $3.99, KLE Group lost 50 cents to end at $3.50, exchanging 17,410 shares, Knutsford Express closed at $11.51, with 4,152 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors  ended at $3.80, with 25,750 shares traded, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 19,617 stock units, with a loss of 15 cents at $5. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.40, trading 13,600 units, Main Event settled 35 cents higher at $6.45, with 2,152 shares changing hands. Medical Disposables ended trading of 2,900 shares at $6.20, SSL Venture Capital rose 2 cents in trading 3,547,275 shares to end at $1.76 and Stationery and Office gained 32 cents to end at $8.52, with 11,750 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.