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.

Record $140 for NCB on JSE – Monday

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NCB Financial Group ended at a new record close of $139.99 after trading at $140 after trading 2.85 million shares that accounted for 41 percent of the day’s volume on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday.
The main market lost flight with the All Jamaica Composite Index declining 2,474.72 points to 396,908.15, while the JSE Index dropped 2,254.75 points to close at 361,628.23. Market activity closed with 2 securities ending at record highs and one at a 52 weeks’ low as 31 securities in the main and US dollar markets trading, compared to a same number on Friday. At the end prices of 12 stocks rose, 11 declined and 8 remained unchanged.
The main market ended with 6,956,000 units valued at $513,002,473 changing hands, compared with 37,219,908 units valued at $266,712,510 exchanged, on Friday.
The main market ended with NCB Financial leading with 2,849,956 units, followed by Kingston Wharves with 1,169,281 units or 16.8 percent of the day’s volume and 1834 Investments with 629,240 units or just 9 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 1 closing with a lower offer.
Trading resulted in an average of 239,862 units valued at over $17,689,740, in contrast to 1,283,445 shares valued at $9,196,983 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 324,693 valued at $7,138,202, compared to 329,574 valued at $6,496,704. 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 to close at record $21, with 254,431 shares trading, Caribbean Cement gained $3 to close at $48 in trading 15,885 shares, Grace Kennedy gained $1 in trading of 59,338 shares at $56, Jamaica Broilers lost $1.15, trading 32,172 stock units at $28.50, Jamaica Stock Exchange declined 54 cents to close at $9.41, trading of 9,469 shares, JMMB Group fell $1 to $33, with an exchange of 52,392 shares, Jamaica Producers gained 49 cents and finished trading of 21,734 units at $24.50, Kingston Wharves dropped $3 to finish at $75, with 1,169,281 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Jamaica Equities rose $1.20 trading 126,123 shares in closing at $9.70, NCB Financial Group jumped $3.49 to end trading  at record close of $139.99 with 2,849,956 shares, 138 Student Living traded 125,595 shares and declined by 14 cents to end a 52 weeks’ low of $3.35, PanJam Investment jumped $3.15 to $64, with an exchange of 63,718 stock units, Sagicor Group rose $1 and finished trading at $40, with 8,157 shares, Seprod added $1.73 trading of 63,529 shares, to close at $31.75 and Supreme Ventures gained 99 cents to end at $16.99, with an exchange of 30,541 shares.

Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 483,208 units valued at $94,621 as Margaritaville with 10,800 units to close at 25 US cents and Proven Investments ended trading of 472,408 shares at 19 U$ cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 1.47 at 161.34.

 

Falling stocks dominate JSE main market – Thursday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market lost more ground on Thursday, with volume exceeding Wednesday’s levels by a wide margin.
Market activity closed with 32 active securities in the main and US dollar markets, compared to 33 on Wednesday with the prices of 8 stocks rose, 18 declined and 6 remained unchanged.
The All Jamaica Composite Index lost 299.44 points to end at 390,498.41 and the JSE Index declined by 272.83 points to close at 355,788.24.
Main market trading closed with Jamaica Producers leading with 650,876 units, or 19.7 percent of the day’s volume, Seprod with 616,205 units and 18.7 percent of volume traded and 1834 Investments with 443,270 units accounting for 13.4 percent of main market volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just 2 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
The market closed with much trading volume than on Wednesday as 3,304,274 units valued at $77,547,412 changed hands, compared with 7,229,792 units valued at $190,325,727 being exchanged, on Wednesday.
Trading resulted in an average of 110,142 units valued at over $2,584,914, in contrast to 225,931 shares valued at $5,947,679 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 251,748 valued at $3,117,393, compared to 265,815 valued at $3,175,481. October closed, with an average of 290,851 shares, valued $5,213,901, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments lost $1 to close at $19, trading 140,000 shares, Berger Paints lost $1.40 and ended at $18.60, with 6,680 stock units, Caribbean Cement dived $4 to close at $46 in trading of 500 shares, Grace Kennedy rose 60 cents to end trading of 10,836 shares at $55, Jamaica Producers dipped 99 cents to end at $23.01, trading 650,876 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 84 cents, in closing at $10.16, trading 96,393 shares, JMMB Group rose $1.60 to $34, with an exchange of 63,957 shares, Kingston Wharves dropped $2 to $76 trading 14,080 shares, Mayberry Investments shed 43 cents to settle at $9.57, in exchanging 13,638 units, NCB Financial Group rose 40 cents and ended trading of 164,248 shares at $130.41. PanJam Investment gained 60 cents in closing at $65.10, with an exchange of just 1,775 stock units, Sagicor Group declined 90 cents to $38.65, trading 37,603 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 98 cents and settled at $11.50, trading 64,571 shares, Scotia Group rose $4.70 trading 90,583 to close at $55.99, Seprod rose $2.50 to end trading 616,205 shares at $29.50, Sterling Investments lost 75 cents and closed at $19.75, trading 800 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 50 cents and ended at $16.50, with an exchange of 156,532 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaican dollar based ordinary share dropped 95 cents in trading 33,550 units at $11.05.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 40,126 units valued at $5,783. Proven investments completed trading 21,126 shares to end at 20 U$ cents and rose 0.5 cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share dropped 2 cents in trading 19,000 units at an all-time low of 8 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 3.13 points to close at 159.65.

Palace plunged $500 on Wednesday

Palace Dropped $500 back to $1,000.

After months with no trades, with investors offering the stock well below that last traded price of $1,500, Palace Amusement finally traded but with just 100 units, the trade took place on The Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday for $500 less than the previous traded price. 
Market activity closed with 33 active securities in the main and US dollar markets, compared to 30 on Tuesday with the prices of 10 stocks rose, 9 declined and 14 remained unchanged.
The All Jamaica Composite Index lost 139.79 points to close at 390,797.85 and the JSE Index declined by 127.37 points to close at 356,061.07.
Main market trading closed with Jamaica Broilers leading with 2,506,851 units, or 34.7 percent of the day’s volume, Scotia Group with 1,533,780 units and 21 percent of volume traded and Radio Jamaica with 1,002,700 units accounting for 13.9 percent of main market volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows just 3 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.
Trading closed with 7,229,792 units valued at $190,325,727 changing hands compared with 2,275,042 units valued at $61,431,938 being exchanged, on Tuesday.
Trading resulted in an average of 225,931 units valued at over $5,947,679, in contrast to 81,252 shares valued at $2,193,998 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 265,815 valued at $3,175,481, compared to 270,542 valued at $2,810,418. October closed, with an average of 290,851 shares, valued $5,213,901, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments shed 50 cents to close at $20, trading 12,416 shares, Berger Paints shed $2.95 and ended at $20, trading 3,500 stock units, Caribbean Cement climbed $1 to close at $50 in trading of 13,030 shares, Grace Kennedy lost 70 cents and ended trading 63,596 shares at $55. Jamaica Broilers traded 40,054 stock units and rose $1.32 to close at $30, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 50 cents, in closing at $11, trading 277,496 shares, JMMB Group fell 50 cents and ended at $32.50, with an exchange of 36,416 shares, Kingston Wharves climbed $2 to $78 trading 20,100 shares, Mayberry Investments added 43 cents to settle at $10, in exchanging 26,167 units, NCB Financial Group dropped $1.99 in trading of 91,041 shares at $130.01. Palace Amusement traded just 100 units but fell $500 in closing at $1,000, PanJam Investment lost $1.20 in closing at $64.50, with an exchange of just 3,690 stock units, Pulse Investments rose 60 cents in trading 3,000 units at $3.60, Sagicor Group rose 55 cents to $39.55, trading 222,240 shares, Salada Foods gained 50 cents and settled at $21.50, trading 14,000 shares, Scotia Group traded 1,533,780 shares and declined $1.70 at $48.80 and Seprod dived $8 to end trading 4,389 shares at $27.
Trading in the US dollar market saw Proven investments as the sole stock to trade and completed trading of a mere 367 shares and rose 0.5 cents to end at 20 U$ cents.The JSE USD Equities Index rose 1.86 points to close at 162.78.

JSE starts November with a big fall

Having risen strongly on the last trading day for October, the Jamaica Stock Exchange slipped back to normal on Thursday with stocks giving back most of the gains of the previous day, in keeping with patterns seen at month ends and openings, going back several years.
Trading closed with 29 active securities in the main and US dollar markets, on Thursday compared to 33 on Wednesday. Prices of 8 securities rose, 16 declined, while 5 remained unchanged. At the end of market activity, the All Jamaica Composite Index dropped 3,848.34 points to close at 396,907.46 and the JSE Index dived 3,506.27 points to end at 361,627.62.
Trading closed with 53,515,060 units valued $119,025,805 compared with 36 6,766,220 units valued at $113,213,380 changing hands, on Wednesday.
Main market trading closed with 1834 Investments leading with 50,001,500 units trading, or 93.4 percent of the day’s volume, Mayberry Jamaican Equities with 1,029,435 units and 1.9 percent of volume traded and Ciboney with 764,000 units with 1.4 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 1,911,252 units valued at over $4,250,922, in contrast to 225,541 shares valued at $3,773,779 on Wednesday. October closed, with an average of 290,851 shares, valued $5,213,901, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained $1 to close at $20, with 6,375 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement gave up $2.79 trading 7,157 shares to close at $41.21, Grace Kennedy lost $1 and ended trading with 45,770 shares at $55, Jamaica Broilers traded 28,064 stock units, at $30 after falling $1, Jamaica Producers dropped $2.99 and finished trading 26,432 units, at $24.51, Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped $1.50 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $11.50, exchanging 73,099 shares, JMMB Group fell $1.78 and ended at $32.02, trading 127,582 shares, Kingston Wharves gained 95 cents and finished at $75.95 with 24,474 stock units trading, NCB Financial Group added 80 cents and ended trading 160,771 shares to close at $126.80, PanJam Investment closed with a loss of $2.01 to end at $61.99, trading 14,135 stock units, Sagicor Group settled at $45 after falling $1.85, with 7,156 shares traded, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 57 cents to settle at $11.43, exchanging 239,704 shares, Salada Foods ended trading just 258 stock units and dropped $3.70 to end at $21.10, Scotia Group fell $1.97 to $51.03, trading 122,623 units and Supreme Ventures dropped $2.26 to close at $17.54 with 197,166 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with Margaritaville being the only stock trading to end with a mere 100 units changing hands at 24 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index remained unchanged at 163.30.

JSE makes big recovery on Tuesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange closed a big gain on Tuesday as trading levels rose much higher than on Monday, from 34 active securities in the main and US dollar market compared to 31 on Monday.
The market ended with the prices of 17 securities rising, 7 declining while 10 remained unchanged leading to the All Jamaica Composite Index surging 8,178.20 points to close at 398,615.81 and the JSE Index jumping 7,451.27 points to close at 363,184.12.
Trading closed with 10,005,164 units valued at $94,380,140 trading, compared with just 3,098,511 units valued at $31,049,457 changing hands, on Monday.
Main market trading closed with JMMB Group 7.50% preference share leading with 7,780,000 units trading, or 78 percent of the day’s volume and NCB Financial with 517,883 units and 5 percent of volume traded and Carreras closed with 372,736 units with 3.7 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 333,505 units valued at over $3,146,005, in contrast to 110,661 shares valued at $1,108,909 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 293,971 shares, valued $5,289,432 and previously, 291,988 shares, valued $5,142,412. 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 90 cents and closed at $19 while trading 288 shares, Berger Paints climbed $1.40 to $22.90, in exchanging 24,500 stock units, Caribbean Cement rose $1.20 trading 14,777 shares to close at $45.20, Jamaica Broilers gained $1 trading 64,499 stock units to close at $31, Jamaica Producers jumped $1.651 and finished trading 28,494 units at $27.51, Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed $1.30 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $9.80, trading 22,926 shares, Mayberry Investments gained 80 cents and settled at $10.80, trading 234,551 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 40 cents and settled at $11.40, in exchanging 13,025 units, NCB Financial Group added $5 and ended trading 517,883 shares to close at $125, PanJam Investment closed with a rise of $1.20 to end at $64.50, trading 55,001 stock units, Sagicor Group climbed $1.85 and settled at $46.85, exchanging 10,431 shares, Scotia Group rose $1.74 in trading 8,363 units to close at $53.74, Seprod jumped $2, in finishing trading at $39, with 3,348 shares, Stanley Motta rose 55 cents trading 25,000 shares to close at $5, Victoria Mutual Investments rose 33 cents and concluded trading of 78,638 stock units at $4.13 and Wisynco Group rose 26 cents and finished at $10.50, with 198,252 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 48,323 units valued at $8,927 changing hands, with Margaritaville falling 1 cent and closing with 3,800 units trading at 24 US cents, Productive Business Solution gained 4 cents to close at 59 US cents trading just 100 units, Proven Investments fell 1 cent trading 34,223 shares to close at 20 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share, traded 10,200 units to end at 10.9 US cents after slipping 0.1 cent The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 1.36 points to close at 163.29.

JSE falls with modest trading on Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Monday with more decline following Friday’s big decline as trading volume decline to very low level.
The market ended with the prices of 11 securities rising, 11 declining while 9 remained unchanged leading to the All Jamaica Composite Index diving 3,396.00 points to 390,437.61 and the JSE Index dropping 3,094.14 points to close at 355,732.85.
Trading closed with 31 active securities in the main and US dollar market compared to 29 on Friday but with higher volume and value as 3,098,511 units valued at $31,049,457 traded, compared with 4,241,799 units valued at $75,795,522 changing hands, on Friday.
Main market trading closed with 1834 Investments with the leading volume of 1,200,000 units trading, or 39 percent of the day’s volume, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 559,428 units and 18 percent of volume traded and Carreras closed with 344,581 units accounting for 11 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 110,661 units valued at over $1,108,909, in contrast to 151,493 shares valued at $2,706,983 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 291,988 shares, valued $5,142,412 and previously 300,895 shares, valued $5,350,785. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints lost 51 cents and ended at $21.50, exchanging 12,999 stock units, Caribbean Cement dipped $3 to finish trading with 43,795 shares at $44, Grace Kennedy gained 99 cents, trading 34,473 shares to close at $55.99, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 70 cents to close at $8.50, trading 160,996 shares, JMMB Group lost $1 and ended at $33, exchanging 42,590 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $8 and finished at $78 trading 6,301 stock units, Mayberry Investments lost 35 cents and settled at $10 in trading 22,721 units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 40 cents and settled at $11.40, in exchanging 13,025 units, Salada Foods jumped $3.50 ended trading 11,274 stock units to close at $25, Scotia Group declined $2 in trading 5,599 units to close at $52, Seprod jumped $5, finishing trading at $37, with 2,100 shares and Supreme Ventures rose $1.50 to end at $18, in an exchange of 29,677 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 39,347 units changing hands with Proven Investments trading 37,436 to close at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share traded 1,911 units but lost 0.5 cent to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 2.73 points to close at 161.93.

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.