2 days of strong JSE main market gains end

Radio Jamaica traded more than 4 million shares as the compnay posted strong gains in profit in the December quarter.

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with the market snapping two days of solid gains in the market indices and ending with big declines even as advancing stocks were more than declining ones.
At the close of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropped by 2,837.49 points to 410,601.55 and the JSE Index dived by 2,582.48 points to 374,108.12.
The main and US markets traded a total of 34 securities, compared to 33 securities trading on Monday, with the prices of 16 rising, 11 declining and 7 remaining unchanged. Three stocks traded at new highs during the trading session but only two ended at a new closing high and one closed at a 52 weeks’ low.
Main market activity ended with, 9,605,896 units valued at $71,284,670 compared to 3,396,161 units valued at $104,302,598 changing hands, on Monday.
Radio Jamaica led trading with 4,707,436 shares for 49 percent of the day’s volume, after the company posted strong gains in profit in the December quarter of $168 million versus $79 million in the similar period in 2017. JMMB Group 6% preference share was next with 1,799,538 shares and accounting for 18.7 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and 1834 Investments with 705,080 shares, for 7 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 15 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
An average of 300,184 units valued at an average of $2,227,646 compared to 106,130 units valued at an average of $3,259,456 for each security traded, on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 321,224 shares with a value of $10,240,490 and previously, 324,089 shares with a value of $11,497,407. Trading for January resulted in an average of 101,980 units, valued at $3,042,494, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Berger Paints lost 50 cents and ended at $19.50, with an exchange of 6,803 stock units, Grace Kennedy traded with 88,962 stock units and lost 34 cents to end at $57.66, Jamaica Producers regained 50 cents to close at $23 in trading 6,008 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange gained $1 and closed trading with 36,189 units changing hands, at a record close of $16, JMMB Group rose 65 cents and concluded trading 18,827 shares at $32.75, Kingston Wharves dropped $2 and settled at $70, with 44,616 units changing hands, 138 Student Living rose 49 cents and finished trading 1,199 shares at $4.01. PanJam Investment  jumped $2.99 and ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $78, trading 6,262 units, Sagicor Group  lost 35 cents and ended trading at $38.50, with 39,275 stock units, Salada Foods traded just 700 units, but lost 50 cents to close at $38, Scotia Group  dropped $1.89 to finish trading 195,910 shares at $51.11. Seprod climbed $2.50 to finish trading of 695,712 shares at $39, Stanley Motta  rose 30 cents to end at $5, with an exchange of 5,000 shares, Supreme Ventures rose 35 cents and finished trading of 12,668 units at $19.35. Sygnus Credit Investments rose 75 cents to end at $11 with an exchange of 16,550 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments lost 30 cents to settle at $3.70, with 236,520 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 99,033 units valued at over $11,543 changing hands. Proven Investments traded 6,633 units to close at 22 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments rose by 2 cents in exchanging of 92,400 shares at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 6.87 points to close at 170.75.

Drop for JSE majors in Januray

Trading levels rose sharply on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with the market indices rising sharply with advancing stocks beating declining ones by 40 percent, that left the market still 1.6 percent below the 2018 close.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index surged 4,736.13 points to 410,369.67 and the JSE Index climbed 4,310.50 points to 373,897.06.
Main market activity ended with 5,924,559 units valued at $242,360,666 compared to 2,161,352 units valued at $54,090,319 on Wednesday.
The main and US markets traded a total of 32 securities, with prices of 14 rising, 10 declining with 8 remaining unchanged, compared to 36 securities trading on Wednesday.
Caribbean Cement led trading with 2,041,592 units for 34.5 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Scotia Group with 1,233,769 units and accounting for 21 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Sagicor Group with 761,021 units and 13 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 15 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
An average of 219,428 units valued at an average of $8,976,321 for each security traded, in contrast to 65,496 units for an average of $1,639,101 on Wednesday.  The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 101,980 units valued at $3,042,494 compared to 97,161 units valued at $2,776,359, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Caribbean Cement lost $1 to close at $42.50, with 2,041,592 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy traded 499,561 stock units and gained $1.40 to close at $59.90, Jamaica Broilers gained $1.10 to close at $30, with an exchange of 63,683 units, Jamaica Producers rose $1.20 to close at $23, with 12,015 shares changing hands. JMMB Group fell 50 cents to close at $32 trading 159,216 shares, NCB Financial Group climbed $7.90 trading 92,786 shares to end at $152.90, PanJam Investment lost 85 cents and ended at $71.15, with 153,775 units trading, Proven Investments traded 2,196 units with a rise of $1.50 to close at $28. Pulse Investments lost 40 cents and finished at $2.80, with an exchange of just 100 shares, Sagicor Group rose $2.55 in trading 761,021 stock units, to close at $41.05, Salada Foods jumped $4 and ended trading at an all-time high of $42, with 7,180 stock units trading. Scotia Group dropped $1.69 to end trading of 1,233,769 shares at $50.31, Seprod rose $1.12 to end at $33.12 with an exchange of 19,046 shares and Stanley Motta gained 25 cents in trading 7,000 units to close at $5.25.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 1,399,848 shares valued at US$319,369 changing hands. JMMB 6% preference share fell 3 cents and concluded trading of 18,207 units at $1.04, JMMB Group 5.75% preference share fell 5 cents and settled at US$2.01, trading 5,000 shares, Productivity Business traded 18,608 stock units at 59 US cents. Proven Investments traded 1,312,533 units at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaica dollar denominated shares traded 45,500 units to close at 8 US cents after rising 1 cent. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 1.16 points to close at 165.52.

 

 

 

5 days of JSE declines end – Monday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange broke the 5 consecutive days of decline on Monday, with the market indices recording modest gains as 31 securities traded compared to 33 that changed hands on Friday.
The main and US markets traded a total of 33 securities, with prices of 11 rising, 15 declining with 7 remaining unchanged, compared to 36 securities trading on Friday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index gained 706.39 points to close at 401,354.81 and the SE Index advanced 642.91 points to 365,692.36.
Market activity ended with 7,589,172 units carrying a value of $145,956,290 compared to 4,205,246 units with a value of $112,762,089 on Friday.
Portland JSX led trading with 3,180,000 units for 41.90 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Grace Kennedy with 862,758 units accounting for 11.37 percent of the volume changing hands and 1834 Investments with 682,000 units and 9 percent of the day’s volume
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 14 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
An average of 244,812 units valued at over $4,708,267 traded, in contrast to 127,432 units valued at over $3,417,033 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 97,469 units valued at $2,670,351 compared to 89,414 units valued at $2,552,924, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments gained 61 cents to end at $51.75, trading 46,940 stock units, Berger Paints rose 80 cents and ended trading at $19.80, with 3,071 stock units changing hands, Carreras lost 26 cents and concluded trading at $9.22, with 36,418 units, Caribbean Cement gained 20 cents and finished the trading of 678,084 shares at $41.20. Grace Kennedy lost 95 cents trading 862,758 stock units to close at $58.05, Jamaica Producers shed $1.20 and closed at $21.80, with 1,767 shares changing hands, JMMB Group rose 70 cents to close at $32.50 trading of 13,153 shares. Kingston Wharves lost $1 and settled at $69, with 15,416 units changing hands, 138 Student Living finished trading 511,594 shares with a fall of 9 cents to a 52 weeks’ closing low of $2, after falling to an all-time low of $1.60 earlier, Salada Foods dropped $2 to settle at $35, in trading of 3,900 shares. Scotia Group lost 50 cents to end trading of 24,561 shares to close at $51.50, Seprod lost 64 cents to end at $32.35 with an exchange of 382,779 shares. Sterling Investments rose 40 cents and ended at $4, with 7,632 shares trading, Supreme Ventures rose 50 cents and concluded trading of 76,609 stock units, at $18.50 and Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaica dollar denominated shares traded 34,667 units with a fall of $1.11 to close at $10.10.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 113,540 shares valued US$34,627, changing hands. JMMB Group 5.75% preference share rose 6 cents and ended trading at $2.06 with 5,900 units and Proven Investments concluded trading of 107,640 units at 21 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 1.90 points to close at 164.43.

Drop for JSE main market – Monday

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Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, resulted in another day of decline in the two main market indices, but the volume and value of stocks trading, dropped sharply than the elvesl on Friday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,946.42 points to close at 406,040.32 and the JSE Index declined by 1,771.50 points to 369,956.78.
The main and US dollar markets, had 33 securities changing hands, with prices of 9 rising, 15 declining with 9 remaining unchanged, compared to 30 securities trading on Friday.
Market activity ended with 4,336,558 units valued at $78,388,229 compared to 6,892,345 units valued at $205,088,843, changing hands, on Friday.
Radio Jamaica led trading with 1,783,056 units for 41 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Pulse Investments with 699,604 units accounting for 16 percent of the volume changing hands and Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 306,096 units and 7 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 18 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
An average of 144,552 units valued at over $2,612,941, in contrast to 246,155 shares valued at $7,324,602 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 87,049 units valued at $2,399,754 compared to 82,851 units valued at $2,383,011, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Berger Paints lost $2.50 and ended at $17.50, with the trading of 10,398 stock units, Caribbean Cement dropped $7 trading 10,398 shares, to close at $40, Grace Kennedy rose 25 cents in trading 37,686 shares at $58.75, Jamaica Producers lost 80 cents and closed at $22.20, with 57,504 shares changing hands. NCB Financial Group gained $1 trading 243,064 shares to close at $145, PanJam Investment shed 50 cents to close at $71.50, with 110,315 units changing hands. Sagicor Group fell 99 cents to settle at $39, in trading of 80,640 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 49 cents to settle at $10.11, in trading of 80,640 shares,Scotia Group traded 124,455 shares after gaining 39 cents to close at $52.40. Seprod fell 70 cents and ended at $30.80 with an exchange of 41,125 shares and Wisynco Group lost 45 cents and concluded trading at $9.75, with 64,698 stock units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 68,991 units valued at over $14,240. JMMB Group 6% preference share settled at US$1.05 with 7,627 shares trading, Proven Investments  traded 52,308 stock units at 21.9 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments rose 0.05 cent and ended at 8 US cents trading 52,308 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 0.12 points to close at 165.97.

JSE trading doubled on Thursday

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange picked up on Thursday, with almost twice the volumes that traded on Wednesday and resulted in minor increases to the market indices.  
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index inched 83.14 points higher to 412,553.61 and the JSE Index eked out a modest rise of 75.75 points to close at 375,882.99.
Main market trading ended with, 3,487,141 units valued at $63,034,296 compared 1,683,322 units valued at $37,751,520 changing hands on Wednesday.
The main and US dollar markets, had 32 securities changing hands, with prices of 11 rising, 10 declining with 11 remaining unchanged, compared to 31 securities trading on Thursday.
1834 Investments led trading with 971,378 units and 28 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 396,384 units or 11.34 percent of the volume changing hands and Seprod with 382,512 units accounting for 11 percent of the day’s volume.
An average of 120,246 units valued at $2,173,596, in contrast to 60,119 shares valued at $1,348,269 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 50,226 units valued at $1,233,495 compared to 39,918 units valued at $1,071,215, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments gained $1.50 and closed at $51.50, with 33,267 shares traded, Grace Kennedy shed $3 trading 178,439 stock units at $60, Jamaica Broilers gained $1 and finished trading at $29, with 361,940 units, Jamaica Producers rose 95 cents to close at $21, with 200,097 shares changing hands. Kingston Wharves rose $2.45 to settle at $77.45, with 2,600 units changing hands, NCB Financial Group gained 90 cents in trading just 2,600 shares at $149.90.  PanJam Investment  declined by $1.50 to end at $70.50, trading 15,048 units, Sagicor Group gained 99 cents trading 51,887 units to close at $39.99, Sagicor Real Estate Fund shed the 66 cents it picked up on Wednesday, while trading 395,384 shares, to close at $11.  Scotia Group  traded 30,100 shares after declining $1.99 to close at $52.01 and Sygnus Credit Investments rose by 50 cents to close at $11.50 in trading 98,314 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 59,299 units valued at $32,695. JMMB Group 6% preference shares traded 26,511 units after rising 1 cents to close at $1.05, followed by Proven Investments that rose 0.1 cent in trading 14,788 units at 21.90 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 18,000 units at 9 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index was unchanged at the close at 166.86.

Barita up 593% top 2018 JSE stock

Barita climbs to a new closing high of $50 on Friday to gain 593% in 2018..

Stocks on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ending 2018 with a credible gain of 31.7 percent but brokerage house Barita Investments surged a by a huge 593 percent to be the markets best performing stock in 2018.  
Barita Investments gain mostly came after Cornerstone Investment Holdings officially sealed the deal to take over the company and laterally, after announcing a rights issue to shareholders at an exercise price of $15.50. The stock closed the year at $52. But there is a lot more going on with this company as the new majority owners take a more aggressive approach to capture more business locally and within the wider Caribbean.
Four stocks end 2018 with gains of more than 100 percent contributed to the year’s performance but the year’s movement fell below that of 2017, when the index rose 50.7 percent. The next best performer could only deliver a 211 percent rise in contrast to the stunning gains by Barita. Salada Foods ended the year with a jump in price to $35 on strong gains in profit, to capture the number 2 best performing spot rising by 211 percent for the year, followed by Palace Amusement with gains of 159 percent, the third year in a row that it is occupying the top 10 list. Kingston Wharves grew 135 percent to be one of 4 stocks to reappear in the top 10 for two consecutive years. Jamaica Broilers gained 67 percent. Pulse Investments reappeared in the Top 10 with a rise of 66 percent and heavy weight, PanJam Investment put in a strong showing of 65 percent, while Supreme Ventures chipped in with 57 percent, Mayberry Investments rose 52 percent and NCB Financial with 50 percent to retain one of the Top 10 spots for the second year in a row.
The worst performing stocks included Ciboney down 71 percent due mainly to the sale of property it previously owned with most of the proceeds distributed as a dividend thus reducing the value of its assets to a few million dollars. 138 Student Living was next with a fall of 42 percent with Portland JSX ending with a loss for the year of 25 percent following on from Kingston Properties with 22 percent and Sygnus Credit Investments with 20 percent from it 2018 IPO price. Both Ciboney and Carreras that are in the top 10 worst performing stocks in 2018 are coming from the top 10 in 2017.

Trading jumps at JSE – Thursday  

Declining stocks beat out on advancing ones again on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange but market indices rose to halt the recent daily decline as the volume and value of stocks climbed sharply from Wednesday’s out turn.
The main market ended with 5,840,821 units valued at over $422,371,897 trading, compared with 1,635,588 units valued at $49,600,589 changing hands on Wednesday. A total of 29 securities changed hands in the main and US dollar markets, with prices of 10 rising, 12 declining and 7 remaining unchanged compared to 26 securities trading on Wednesday.
At the close of the market, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,139.10 points to close at 410,056.07 and the JSE Index advanced by 1,037.84 points to close at 373,607.46.
Trading resulted in an average of 224,647 units valued at $16,245,073, in contrast to 62,907 units valued at over $1,907,715 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 124,399 units with a value of $4,530,322, compared to 113,717 units with a value of $3,126,711, previously. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security traded.
NCB Financial led trading with 2,238,381 units in accounting for 38.32 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Jamaica Producers with 930,181 units or 15.93 percent of the overall volume and Seprod with 907,620 units and 15.54 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments shed 90 cents and closed at $32, with  an exchange of 11,570 shares, Berger Paints jumped $6.50 to close at a record high of $24.50, with just 1,000 stock units changing hands, Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents in trading 65,646 stock units at $29, Jamaica Producers finished trading 930,181 units with a fall of $1.30 to close at $25.70,  JMMB Group fell $1.97 in trading 180,489 shares to close at $33. Mayberry Investments rose 50 cents and settled at $9.50, with 27,667 units changing hands, PanJam Investment rose 35 cents to close at $70, with an exchange of 213,004 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 79 cents to close at $10.20, with 1,000 shares changing hands, Scotia Group gained $1 trading 141,156 units to close at $56, Seprod traded 907,620 shares after declining by 50 cents to close at $31.50, Supreme Ventures rose 45 cents to $16, with 226,840 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 14,830 units valued at over $15,692 as JMMB Group 5.75% percent preference share closed with just with 4,820 units trading but fell 10 cents to US$1,06, JMMB Group 6% preference share closed with just with 5,310 units trading but fell 10 cents to US$2 and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 1 cent and ended at 10 US cents with 4,700 shares changing hands. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 1.06 points to close at 169.22.

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.

JSE pushes to new record close – Wednesday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, surged 11,005.53 points on Wednesday, the most, ever, leading the All Jamaica Index to close at a record high of 418,487.99 and the JSE Index rose 10,027.28 points to close at a record high 381,289.90.
Strong gains in Grace Kennedy, NCB Financial Group that ended at a record close of $149.99, Kingston Wharves, PanJam Investment that traded at a record high of $72 and Sagicor Group were the main contributor to the market’s record move.
Market activity ended with 3 securities closing at record highs as 27 securities in the main and US dollar markets changed hands, compared to a 29 on Tuesday. At the end, prices of 14 stocks rose, 7 declined and 6 remained unchanged.
The main market ended with 62,089,588 units valued at over $136,855,615 changing hands, compared with 5,592,346 units valued at $176,485,571 exchanged, on Tuesday.
The main market ended with 1834 Investments leading with 59,001,000 units, accounting for 95 percent of the day’s trades, followed by Wisynco Group with 1,542,114 units or 20.5 percent of the day’s volume and Sagicor Group with 459,741 units.
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 2,299,614 units valued at over $5,068,726, in contrast to 207,124 shares valued at $6,536,503 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 410,125 valued at $7,009,413, compared to 319,025 valued at $7,107,722. October closed, with an average of 290,851 shares, valued $5,213,901, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose 35 to a record close of $23, with 37,495 shares trading, Grace Kennedy rose $3 in trading of 25,765 shares at $58, Jamaica Broilers lost $1, trading 113,869 stock units at $29, Jamaica Producers shed 40 cents to close at $24.10, trading of 23,670 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $2.96 in trading 6,302 shares to end at $78. NCB Financial Group jumped $5.11 to end trading of 77,697 shares at record close of $149.99, PanJam Investment jumped $3 to record close of $70, with an exchange of 38,202 stock units, Sagicor Group rose $1.01 trading 459,741 shares at $45.01, Scotia Group traded 48,016 shares and shed $1 to close at $59 and Supreme Ventures rose 29 cents to end at $16.99, with an exchange of 82,913 shares. There were no trades in the US dollar market.

 

NCB record $145, Barita record $22.65 – Tuesday

NCB Financial Group ended at a new record close of $144.88 on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday while Barita Investments jumped to a high of $22.65 on a day when the market indices gained the most points in a single day.
The main market took flight with the All Jamaica Index having the highest gain in a day, surging 10,574.31 points to close at 407,482.46, while the JSE Index jumped 9,634.39 points to 371,262.62. Market activity closed with 2 securities closing at record highs as 29 securities in the main and US dollar markets changed hands, compared to a 31 on Monday. At the end, prices of 14 stocks rose, 8 declined and 7 remained unchanged.
The main market ended with 5,592,346 units valued at  $176,485,571 changing hands, compared with 6,956,000 units valued at $513,002,473 exchanged, on Monday.
The main market ended with Seprod leading with 1,850,546 units, accounting for 33 percent of the day’s trades, followed by Wisynco Group with 1,125,534 units or 20 percent of the day’s volume and Scotia Group with 865,661 units or just 15.5 percent of the overall volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 207,124 units valued at over $6,536,503, in contrast to 239,862 shares valued at $17,689,740 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 319,025 valued at $7,107,722, compared to 324,693 valued at $7,138,202. October closed, with an average of 290,851 shares, valued $5,213,901, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose $1.65 to close at record $22.65, with 72,505 shares trading, Berger Paints ended trading of 23,778 units but lost $1.05 to $18, Caribbean Cement lost $4.75 to close at $43.25 in trading just 2,000 shares, Grace Kennedy shed $1 in trading of 903 shares at $55, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.50, trading 339,292 stock units at $30, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 49 cents to close at $9.90, trading of 880 shares, JMMB Group fell 49 cents to $32.51, with an exchange of 87,335 shares,  Mayberry Jamaica Equities lost 50 cents trading 78,806 shares in closing at $9.20, NCB Financial Group jumped $4.89 to end trading  at record close of $144.88 with 84,352 shares, PanJam Investment jumped $3 to $67, with an exchange of 127,085 stock units, Sagicor Group rose $4 trading 260,532 shares at $44, Scotia Group traded 865,661 shares and gained $3.90 to close at $60, Seprod added 25 trading of 1,850,546 shares, to close at $32 and Supreme Ventures lost 29 cents to end at $16.70, with an exchange of 196,680 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 31,000 units valued at $15,630 as JMMB Group 5.75% preference share close trading with 5,000 units to gain 10 cents to close at US$2.10 and Proven Investments ended trading of 27,000 shares at 19 U$ cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a fall of 1.90 at 159.44.