More stocks decline as volumes jump

In Wednesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange the prices of 6 stocks rose and 9 declined as 29 securities traded, resulting in 22,241,794 shares changing hands valued at $382,726,202.Scotia Investments was one of the brokers that was heavily involved in sales of some of the high volume trades while Pan Caribbean was involved in major crosses for a large portion of the Sagicor Group shares that traded but Scotia Investments was also involved in selling of this stock. Proven Wealth was the broker trading the block of Proven ordinary shares that was crossed. Mayberry Investments closed at a new 52 weeks low at the end of trading.
JSE sum 18-6-14Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell by 320.97 points to 69,940.79 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index moved down by 358.91 points to close at 76,914.71.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Ciboney with only 4,000 units to gain a cent and closed at 8 cents, National Commercial Bank with 2,072,226 shares valued at $35,858,252, closed with a 5 cents gain to $18.55, Pan Jamaican Investment with 745,000 shares with a value of $35,797,2500 closed at $48.05 for a 5 cents rise, Sagicor Group saw 9,543,413 shares changing hands worth $84,556,781 as the price closed up by 10 cents at $8.90 and Supreme Ventures with only 1,150 unis, gained 3 cents to $1.99.

Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price are Cable & Wireless with only 10,000 shares and closed at 27 cents, Caribbean Cement 10,050 units to close at $2.10, Desnoes & Geddes had 846 shares trading, to close at $4.30, Gleaner with 201,732 shares closed at $1.10, Grace Kennedy 1,561,330 shares valued at $84,411,820 to close at $54, Jamaica Broilers 838 shares closed at $4.57, Jamaica Money Market Brokers traded 99,448 units to close at $6.60, Kingston Wharves had 63,082 units changing hands as it closed at $5.05 and Radio Jamaica with 10,292 ended at $1.29.
Preference share| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share with 306,100 units closed unchanged at $3.05.
Declines| The number of stocks that declined in the main market are Berger Paints with 7,863 shares as the price closed down 4 cents at $1.66, Carreras with 100 shares, closed with a decline of 5 cents to $33.95, Mayberry Investments 10,000 units, to close at $1.50, down by 15 cents for a new 52 weeks low, Proven Investments with 5,661,425 units losing 0.0001 US cents to end at 0.1799 US cents. Sagicor Real Estate Fund had only 2,100 units as the price dropped a cents to close at $6.09, Scotia Group had a big trade of 1,251,830 shares valued at $24,171,166, the price lost 10 cents to close at $19.20 and Scotia Investments with 16,353 units ended down by 90 cents, at $23.10
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 0.63 points to close at 710.15 as 7 stocks traded with only one advancing and 2 declining.
Gains| General Accident Insurance was the only stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market with 40,000 units as the price was up a cent at $1.37.
Firm Trades| The stocks in the junior market stocks that traded to close at the same price as the day before are Access Financial with 30,000 shares traded to close at $13.50, Blue Power with 2,452 units closed at $9.01, Medical Disposables with 3,000 shares to close at $2 and Paramount Trading 387,085 units to end at $2.68.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are Caribbean Cream with 174,079 and closed with a decline of 5 cents to close at 70 cents and Consolidated Bakeries traded 26,000 units to close with a 2 cents fall to 80 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 8 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

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