JSE in sharp drop on Wednesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market dropped sharply on Wednesday with increased market activity but with rising stocks outpacing falling ones by 80 percent.
At the end of trading, All Jamaica Composite Index dropped 3,927.81 points to 412,448.36 and the JSE Index declined by 3,578.68 points to close at 375,787.14.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers, suggesting a fairly even match, between rising and declining stocks on Thursday.
A total of 32 securities traded, including 3 in the US dollar market, compared to 31 trading on Tuesday with the prices of 14 securities rising, 8 declining and 10 holding firm.
Jamaica Producers traded at 52 weeks’ high during the day, of $33 and Jamaica Stock Exchange traded at an intraday high of $9.20, but both fell back by the close, while Mayberry Investments closed at an all-time high of $10. Barita Investments ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $19.50, Salada Foods closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $26 and Radio Jamaica traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of 80 cents.
Trading ended with major contraction in the value of trades in the main market, compared to Tuesday’s levels, with 16,795,459 units valued at $285,223,377 versus  9,264,518 units valued at $430,892,380 changing hands on Tuesday.
Trading closed with Wisynco Group leading with 10,860,918 units accounting for 64.67 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Grace Kennedy with 1,515,091 units or 9 percent of total volume traded and Supreme Ventures with 1,278,248 units and 7.6 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 559,849 units valued at $9,507,446, in contrast to 330,876 shares valued at $15,389,014 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 406,855 shares, valued $7,710,282 and previously, 386,273 shares, valued $7,433,795. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments rose 70 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ close at $19.50, trading 8,100 shares, Caribbean Cement rose 86 cents to finish at $49.95, in exchanging 34,400 shares, Grace Kennedy lost 55 cents and ended trading 1,515,091 shares at $60.95, Jamaica Broilers declined by 41 cents in trading 63,380 stock units to close at $32, JMMB Group rose $1 and ended at $37, with 395,580 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $8 in exchanging 1,670 stock units, to close at $83, Mayberry Investments rose 80 cents to finish at a record $10, trading 101,446 stock units, NCB Financial Group lost $2 and settled at $128, with 159,788 units, 138 Student Living fell 40 cents and closed at $4.60, with 279 stock units trading, Salada Foods jumped $5.29 to a record close of $26 in trading just 200 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 80 cents to end at $14.20, trading 155,029 shares, Sterling Investments dropped $4.30 and closed at $23.30 with 29,383 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures dived $5.40 to end at $15.50, with 1,278,248 shares changing hands and Wisynco Group rose 40 cents to $10, trading 10,860,918 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 50,462 units valued at $10,394, changing hands, Proven Investments traded 45,387 shares to close at 22 US cents and Sygnus Credit 5,075 units and rose 0.5 cents to end at 11.5 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 1.02 points to 170.72.

Q4 off to record high for JSE majors

Stocks surged to new record high on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market at the start of October, as the market opened, with the All Jamaica Composite Index jumping within 535 points of the critical 400,000 mark and with 35 minutes of trading, it climbed over 400,000 points for the first time.
At the end of trading All Jamaica Composite Index jumped 9,823 points to a record close of 403,100.29 after it earlier jumped 10,773.36 points with just 13 minutes to close and the JSE Index surged 8,949.87 points to a record close of 366,558.39 after trading higher to a record intraday high of 368,135.86.
A total of 33 securities traded including 4 in the US dollar market, compared to 32 trading on Friday with the prices of 10 securities rising, 12 declined and 11 held firm. The market closed with 3 new highs and Radio Jamaica trading at a 52 week’s low of 92 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 2 closing with a lower offer.
The main market ended with 3,284,901 units valued at $66,139,568 changing hands, compared to 7,891,758 units valued at $231,891,130 changing hands on Friday.
Trading closed with Sagicor Real Estate Fund accounting for 1,221,240 units or 37.18 percent of the day’s volume, followed by with 342,484 units and 10.43 percent of the volume traded and with 252,932 units 7.70 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 113,272 units valued at $2,280,675 units, in contrast to 281,849 shares valued at $8,281,826 on Friday. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments lost 49 cents to close at $18.51, in trading 9,748 shares, Caribbean Cement rose 96 cents to finish at $48, in the trading of 8,500 stock units, Jamaica Producers rose $2 to close at 52 weeks’ closing high of $28, trading 10,364 stock units, Kingston Wharves lost $2 to $72, with 4,140 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments climbed 25 cents to finish at $8.25, with 32,181 stock units trading, NCB Financial Group climbed $3.75 and ended trading of 77,954 shares at $128.75, PanJam Investment jumped $6.50 and ended at 52 weeks’ closing high of $64.50, while exchanging 3,510 stock units, Sagicor Group gained 90 cents to settle at $39, in the trading of 157,640 shares. Sagicor Real Estate Fund dived $2.39 to settle at $11.11, trading 1,221,240 shares, Scotia Group rose $2 trading 64,186 units to close at $62.00, Sterling Investments jumped $1 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high at $23, with 3,352 shares changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 12,500 shares and fell 50 cents to end at $12.50.

Trading in the US dollar market closed with 20,932 units valued at $7,170 as JMMB Group 5.75 percent preference share concluded trading of 2,500 shares at $2, Proven Investments traded 2,088 shares at 20 US cents, Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share traded 7,500 units but lost 1 cent to end at 10 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share traded 8,844 units to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 0.63 points to close at 161.03.

2 weeks of record run for JSE stocks

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market, continues to shatter daily records, with 11 consecutive record close up to Friday, as the all Jamaica composite Index pushes 1,000 points nearer to the 400,000 mark.
The market closed with the All Jamaica Composite Index rising 1,072.57 points higher to a record close at 385,803.63, after peaking around 387,321.24 and the JSE Index gaining 977.24 points to a record close of 351,510.71 after peaking around 352,893.45. Friday’s close brings to 34, the number of record close for the year and 22 since the start of July.
The main market surged to new record at the start of the morning session and continued to create new highs throughout the trading session.
Market activities resulted in just 25 securities trading, including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 30 securities trading on Thursday. At the end of trading, the prices of 12 stocks rose, 11 declined and 2 closed trading, unchanged. The main market ended with 2,715,718 units valued at $59,199,085 compared to 13,536,420 units valued at $68,566,185 changing hands, on Thursday.
The day’s volume was led by, Victoria Mutual Investments with 877,157 units and 32.30 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Sygnus Credit Investments with 483,665 units or 17.8 percent of main market volume and Mayberry Jamaican Equities with 225,459 units 8.3 percent of the volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 118,075 units valued at over $2,573,873, in contrast to 483,444 units valued at an average of $2,448,792 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 443,910 shares valued $4,190,129, compared to 469,931 shares valued $4,332,558 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments climbed $1.68 to close at $12.95, trading 3,577 shares, as investors show increased interest with plans the new majority owners have for the company, to extract much more profits for it going forward. Grace Kennedy rose $1.39 to end at $58.40, trading 165,573 shares, Jamaica Producers jumped $4 and finished trading of 94,085 units at a record high of $27, Kingston Wharves dropped $2 and ended trading 3,197 stock units to close at $72, NCB Financial Group fell $1 and ended trading 154,635 shares at $129, PanJam Investment gained $1 and closed at $56 trading 77,423 stock units, Portland JSX put on 60 cents in trading 7,377 shares and ended at $9, Sagicor Group rose 69 cents and settled at $39.85, trading 48,812 shares. Seprod added 90 cents to end at $46.90 in trading 11,025 units and Sygnus Credit Investments jumped 91 cents in trading 483,665 shares close at $13.71.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 94,323 units valued at US$21,208 as , Margaritaville traded 1,740 shares settled and ended at 19 US cents and Proven Investments lost 0.5 cents and ended trading of 92,583 shares at 22.5 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 1.78 points to close at 167.78.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.

All Jamaica 400K push continues – Thursday

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NCB traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $130 on Thursday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended at a 10th consecutive record close on Thursday with the all Jamaica composite Index pushing nearer to the 400,000 mark aided by a rise in the price of 18 main market stocks.
The market closed with the All Jamaica Composite Index surging 5,960.37 points higher to a record close at 384,731.07 and the JSE Index jumping 5,430.57 points to a record close of 350,533.51. Thursday’s close brings to 33, the number of record close for the year and 21 since the start of July. The main market surged to new record high at the start of the morning session and continued to create new highs during the first 90 minutes of trading as NCB Financial traded at $125 and Kingston Wharves at $75 to be aided by Jamaica Producers that traded as high as $28.50.
Market activities resulted in 30 securities trading, including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 34 securities trading on Wednesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 20 stocks rose, 4 declined and 6 closed trading, unchanged. The main market ended with 11,678,084 units valued at $147,689,924 changing hands, compared to 3,156,915 units valued at $54,279,819, on Wednesday.
The day’s volume was led by, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share closed with 8,042,693 shares and 59.4 percent of the day’s volume, the JMMB Group 7.25% preference share ended with 2,772,000 shares, 20.5 percent of main market volume,and Wisynco Group with 620,232 units for just 4.6 percent of the volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 483,444 units valued at an average of $2,448,792, in contrast to 432,522 units valued at an average of $5,469,997 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 469,931 shares valued $4,332,558, compared to 468,476 shares valued $4,558,933 traded on the immediately preceding trading day.

JSE breaks several records in trading on Thursday morning

August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained 77 cents and closed at $11.27, trading 2,850 shares, Caribbean Cement added $1.44 to finish at $50 with 14,153 shares trading, Grace Kennedy fell $2 to end at $57, trading 238,210 shares, Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.05 in trading 108,185 stock units at record high of $31, Jamaica Producers gained 50 cents and finished trading 7,000 units at a record high of $23, JMMB Group climbed 98 cents and ended trading 142,794 shares at $30.99. Kingston Wharves jumped $4 and ended trading 13,948 stock units to close at a record high of $74, Mayberry Investments jumped $2 to settle at $9, with 271,631 units changing hands, NCB Financial Group jumped $8 and ended trading 121,984 shares at a record close of $130, PanJam Investment gained $1 and closed at $55 trading 7,285 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 52 cents and settled at $11.23, trading 124,980 shares. Scotia Group rose $1.18 in trading 56,316 units at $56.20, Supreme Ventures added 35 cents and ended at $16.40, 11,824 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 24,665 units valued US$9,781 as , JMMB Group 6% preference share completed trading of 4,950 stock units at $1.06, and Sygnus Credit Investments ended trading of 19,715 shares at 12 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 1.94 points to close at 169.56.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.

JSE main market indices fall – Monday

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange resulted in further declines in the market indices but by less than the approximate 2,000 points decline on Friday, even as advancing stocks outnumbered declining ones.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 736.94 points to 345,989.59 and the JSE Index lost 671.43 points to 315,235.59. Market activities resulted in 30 securities trading including 4 in the US dollar market compared to 31 securities trading on Friday.
At the end of trading, the prices of 13 stocks rose, 8 declined and 9 traded unchanged. Trading in the main market ended with 3,337,734 units valued at over $77,717,624, compared to 12,389,267 units valued $54,066,117 on Friday.
Trading resulted in an average of 128,374 units valued at an average of $2,989,139 for each security traded. In contrast to 442,474 units for an average of $1,930,933 on Friday. For the month to date an average of 223,710 shares valued at an average of $4,528,884 versus 231,530 shares valued at an average of $4,665,985 on Friday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
The day’s volume was led by, Grace Kennedy with 825,425 units 24.73 percent of the traded volume followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 500,675 units 15 percent of the day’s volume and Ciboney Group with 360,084 units and 10.79 percent of the main market volume.
Stocks with major price changes| Berger Paints jumped $2 and ended at $20, in trading 30,655 stock units, Caribbean Cement fell 40 cents and finished at $47.10, trading 59,491 shares, Grace Kennedy fell 40 cents and ended trading 825,425 shares to close at $59.10, Jamaica Producers finished trading 19,719 units at $18 with a rise of 80 cents, JMMB Group lost 70 cents and ended at $28.30, exchanging 71,075 shares, Kingston Wharves added 40 cents to finish at $53, trading 8,522 stock units, Mayberry Investments lost 44 cents to settle at $7.45, trading 72,824 units,  Mayberry Jamaica Euities jumped $1 to settle at an all-time closing high of $10, trading 349,204 units, PanJam Investment gained 40 cents and concluded trading 985 shares and closed at $52, Sagicor Real Estate Fund jumped $1.50 to $13.50, with 28,511 shares, Salada Foods shed 25 cents to close at $16.75, in exchanging 1,200 units, Scotia Group shed $1 in traded 83,372 shares to close at $52, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 40 cent to close at $10.50 in trading 11,629 shares and Wisynco Group rose 34 cents and finished trading 211,342 shares to end at $9.39.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 18,035 units valued at over $31,181, as JMMB Group 6 % preference share gained 2 cents and completed trading at $1.06 with 510 stock units, JMMB Group 5.75% preference share lost 14 cents in concluding of 15,000 shares at $2.01. Margaritaville traded 1,075 shares and ended at 18 US cents Proven Investments trading 1,450 shares and closed at 19.01 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 0.32 points to close at 159.56.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.

More fall for JSE stocks – Tuesday

Salada Foods traded at a all-time high of $18 on Tuesday.

In moderate trading, the Jamaica Stock Exchange fell for the second day in a row on Tuesday, leading to, the All Jamaican Composite Index declining 2,005.90 points to 344,114.23 and the JSE Index shedding 1,827.60 points to 313,526.94.
Trading in the main market ended with 4,859,195 units valued at $60,716,560 compared to 4,879,200 units valued at $45,250,338 on Monday.
Market activities resulted in 28 securities trading including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 29 securities trading on Monday. At the end of trading, the prices of 13 stocks rose, 7 declined and 8 traded unchanged, including Grace Kennedy that ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $58.50 and Salada Foods at a closing all time high of $18.
The day’s volume was led by, Mayberry Jamaican Equities with 1,244,346 units and 25.6 percent of the main market volume, followed by 1834 Investments with 1,006,761 units and 20.7 percent of the day’s volume and Carreras with 740,950 units accounting for 15.25 percent traded volume.
Stocks with major price changes| Berger Paints ended at $22 after rising 99 cents with 4,801 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cement dropped $5 to $45 exchanging 260,066 shares, Jamaica Broilers traded 17,670 stock units and added $1.50 to end at $25.50, JMMB Group lost $1 and ended at $29 trading 343,345 shares, PanJam Investment rose 50 cents and finished trading 28,787 shares at $52.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished with a loss of 50 cents to close at $14, exchanging 57,552 units, Salada Foods jumped $1.50 to settle at an all-time high of $18, trading 13,000 shares Scotia Group traded 16,750 units and rose 52 cents to end at $52.52, Seprod jumped $2 in trading 6,994 units at $36 and Supreme Ventures fell 51 cents in trading 56,290 shares at $15.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 60,825 units valued at US$11,992, as Proven Investments rose 12 cents and closed at 20 US cents trading 59,325 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 1,500 shares at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index eased 0.07 points to 159.24.
Trading resulted in an average of 186,892 units valued at an average of $2,335,252 for each security traded. In contrast to 180,711 units for an average of $1,675,938 on Monday. For the month to date an average of 195,162 shares valued at an average of $3,826,002 versus 196,186 shares valued at an average of $4,035,512 on Monday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.

JSE lost altitude – Monday

Carib Cement jumped $7.99 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $50.

In moderate trading, the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed down on Monday after the All Jamaica Composite Index hit a new high of 347,919.92 points in early trading.
At the close trading,  advancing stocks were the same as stocks, leading to the All Jamaican Composite Index to decline by 880.86 points to 346,120.15 and the JSE Index in shedding 802.56 points to end at a record close of 315,354.54.
Trading in the main market ended with 4,879,200 units valued at over $45,250,338 compared to 11,481,249 units valued $123,719,859 on Friday.
Market activities resulted in 29 securities trading including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 26 securities trading on Friday. At the end of trading, the prices of 9 stocks rose, 9 declined and 11 traded unchanged, including
Caribbean Cement traded at an all-time closing high of $50 with very low volume while the Jamaica Stock Exchange traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $8.50 but pulled back at the close to $8.
The day’s volume was led by, Mayberry Jamaican Equities with 2,626,900 units and 53.84 percent of the main market volume, followed by Jamaica Stock Exchange with 822,926 units and Victoria Mutual Investments with 298,913 units.
Stocks with major price changes| Barita Investments lost 50 cents and ended at $9, trading 7,186 stock units, Caribbean Cement jumped $7.99 to a 52 weeks’ closing high of $50 exchanging a mere 610 shares, but ended with the being offered at $45 Jamaica Broilers traded 27,922 stock units and added $1.90 to end at $24, Mayberry Investments lost 25 cents to end at $8 trading just 18,821 shares, Kingston Wharves lost 75 cents to end at $51.50, after trading 2,500 stock units, NCB Financial Group lost 50 cents and ended trading at $103.50, exchanging 42,838 shares, Scotia Group traded 9,910 units and shed 80 cents to end at $52, Supreme Ventures fell 29 cents in trading 81,921 at $15.51 and Wisynco Group fell 25 cents to close at $9.25 after trading 197,432 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 35,200 units valued at US$65,830 as JMMB Group 5.75% preference share rose 12 cents and closed at US$2.15 trading 35,200 shares and Margaritaville rose 1 cent in trading 5,000 shares at 18 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.47 points to 159.31.
Trading resulted in an average of 180,711 units valued at over $1,675,938, in contrast to 478,385 shares valued at $5,154,994 on Friday. For the month to date an average of 196,186 shares valued at an average of $4,035,512 versus 198,469 shares valued at an average of $4,438,731 on Monday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.

JSE takes breather from record run – Wednesday

Mayberry Investments hit an all time high of $9 on Wednesday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange took a break from ending at record close on Wednesday but advancing stocks just out-numbered decliners but the indices close lower.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 926.88 points to 344,478.15 and the JSE Index dipped 844.49 points to close at 313,858.48.
Trading in the main market ended with 3,458,733 units valued at over $66,593,492 compared to 3,687,476 units valued at over $83,983,141, on Tuesday.
Market activities resulted in 27 securities trading including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 33 securities trading on Tuesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 11 stocks rose, 9 declined and 7 traded unchanged, including Grace Kennedy trading at an intraday high of $58 and Mayberry Investments trading at an all-time high of $9.
The day’s volume was led by, Sagicor Group with 898,949 units accounting for 25.99 percent of the main market volume, followed by 1834 Investments with 624,732 units, 18.06 percent of the day’s volume and Radio Jamaica with 498,490 units and 14.41 percent of the day’s volume.
Major price changes| Caribbean Cement jumped $2.30 to finish at $43.50, with 29,172 shares, Jamaica Broilers rose 55 cents to $25.50, with 48,642 stock units trading, JMMB Group fell $1 to end at $29.10, trading 37,485 shares. Mayberry Investments rose 29 cents to end $7.40 trading 68,254 shares, Salada Foods ended trading at $16.50, with 35,500 stock units, Scotia Group traded 351,092 units and gained $1.30 to end at $52.80, Seprod added $1 and finished trading at $33.01, with an exchange of just 277 shares and Supreme Ventures ended at $15.80, with 115,692 shares after rising by 30 cents.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 5,754 units valued at US$5,330 as JMMB Group 6 percent preference share completed trading of 4,300 stock units and fell 1 cent to end at $1.04, Productivity Business Solution closed at 59 US cents trading 1,454 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 154.43.
Trading resulted in an average of 138,349 units valued at an average of $2,663,740 for each security traded. In contrast to 122,916 units for an average of $2,799,438 on Tuesday. For the month to date an average of 157,082 shares valued at an average of $2,241,849 versus 162,724 shares valued at an average of $2,114,773 on Tuesday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, 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 3 closing with lower offers.

AJ Index new record of 345,405 points – Tuesday

The All Jamaican Composite Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange traded at an intraday record high of 347,551.83 in the morning session but drifted lower to close just above 345,000 points for the second day in a row.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index gained 354.82 points to end at a record close of 345,405.03 and the JSE Index advanced by 323.28 points to end at a record close of 314,702.97.
Trading in the main market ended with 3,687,476 units valued at over $83,983,141 compared to 4,818,830 units valued at $56,754,894, on Friday.
Market activities resulted in 33 securities trading including 3 in the US dollar market compared to 29 securities trading on Friday. At the end of trading, the prices of 11 stocks rose, 12 declined and 10 traded unchanged.
The day’s volume was led by, Scotia Group with 841,089 units for 22.81 percent of the main market volume, followed by Carreras with 764,451 units or 20.73 percent of the day’s volume and Radio Jamaica ended with 547,000 units and accounting for 14.83 percent of the day’s volume.
Major price changes| Berger Paints traded 8,650 shares with a gain of 74 cents to close at $20, Caribbean Cement lost 30 cents and finished at $41.20, with 171,284 shares, Grace Kennedy jumped $1.05 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $57.05, trading with 122,139 shares, NCB Financial Group climbed $3 ended trading 45,133 shares, at $104, with 1834 Investments lost 15 cents traded at a 52 weeks’ low of 90 cents, with 18,000 shares. Mayberry Investments declined $1.14 to end $7.11 trading 24,638 shares, PanJam Investment concluded trading of 4,384 shares at $51.25, after slipping $1.30, Portland JSX climbed $1 and ended at $9, exchanging 20,000 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 50 cents to settle at $14.00, with 1,000 shares, Scotia Group traded 841,089 units and fell $1.50 to end at $51.50, Seprod lost 49 cents and finished trading at $32.01, with 2,500 shares. Sterling Investments gained 60 cents and closed at $14.10, with 13,727 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 30 cents and ended at $15.50, with 65,275 shares trading.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 154,010 units valued at US$128,075 as JMMB Group 6% preference share completed trading of 115,000 stock units and gained 1 cent to end at $1.05, Proven Investments added 1 cent and closed at 20 US cents trading 38,800 shares and Sygnus Credit closed 10 US cents in trading 210 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 0.71 points and closed at 154.43
Trading resulted in an average of 122,916 units valued at an average of $2,799,438 for each security traded. In contrast to 185,340 units for an average of $2,182,881 on Friday. For the month to date an average of 162,724 shares valued at an average of $2,114,773 versus 185,258 units traded for an average of $1,727,278 on Friday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, 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 2 closing with lower offers.

Record 345,208 points close for AJI – Friday

Chart showing the All Jamaica Composite Index in upward move from December 2017 and now at the highest closing level ever.

The All Jamaican Composite Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed above 345,000 points for the first time ever but fell short of the record high of 345,208.15 reached in the early morning session on Thursday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index gained 980.10 points to end at a record close of 345,050.21 and the JSE Index advanced by 892.98 points to a record close at 314,379.69. The move on Friday is the fifth straight record close for the market since the previous week Friday.
Trading in the main market ended with 4,818,830 units valued at $56,754,894, compared to 4,999,824 units valued at $34,788,166 on Thursday.
Market activities resulted in 29 securities trading including 3 in the US dollar market compared to 31 securities trading on Thursday. At the end of trading, the prices of 9 stocks rose, 9 declined and 11 traded unchanged.
The day’s volume was led by, Jamaica Stock Exchange trading 1,993,806 shares for 41.38 percent of the day’s traded volume Mayberry Equities closed trading with 469,705 units or 9.75 percent of shares trading and Radio Jamaica ended trading with 389,089 units and accounting for 8.07 percent of the day’s volume.
Major price changes| Carreras traded 333,862 shares but lost 30 cents to close at $9, Caribbean Cement rose 49 cents and finished at $41.50, with 119,028 shares, Kingston Wharves concluded trading at $52.50, with 8,815 shares after gaining 40 cents. Mayberry Investments jumped $1.25 to a 52 weeks’ high of $8.25 trading 118,800 shares and after pulling back from $8.40 earlier in the day, PanJam Investment concluded trading of 7,340 shares at $52.55, after rising $1.55 and Scotia Group traded 349,178 units and rose 8 0 cents to end at $53.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 40,481 units valued at US$10,641 as JMMB Group 6 percent preference share completed trading of 3,000 stock units and fell 1 cents to end at $1.04, Productive Business Solution ended trading 1,000 shares to close at 59 US cents and Proven Investments closed at 19 US cents trading 36,481 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index close unchanged at 155.14.
Trading resulted in an average of 185,340 units valued at an average of $2,182,8811 for each security traded, in contrast to 185,179 units valued at an average of $1,288,451 on Thursday. For the month to date an average of 185,258 units traded for an average of $1,727,278. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, 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.