More stocks up than down for 3rd day

In Wednesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange the prices of 9 stocks rose and 7 declined, the third consecutive day with more stocks rising than falling as 28 securities changed hands, resulting in 3,679,094 shares trading, valued at $40,219,824.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 396.20 points to close at 70,593.18 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index moved up by 443.48 points to close at 77,644.19.
JSE 9-7-14Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Carreras with 13,570 shares changing hands, with a gain of 20 cents, to close at $35.20, Kingston Wharves 4,000 shares while gaining of 80 cents to close at $6, Mayberry Investments with only 1,020 units and gained 2 cents, to close at $1.50, Sagicor Group 590,364 units with a gain of 19 cents, to close at $9.09, Sagicor Real Estate Fund 4,930 units as the price gained of 5 cents, to close at $6 and Scotia Investments 16,500 shares, gained 80 cents, to close at $21.90.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price are Berger Paints, with 5,025 shares closing at $1.65, Cable & Wireless 19,705 shares, closing at 29 cents, Ciboney with 5,000 shares to close at 8 cents, Grace Kennedy 8,194 shares, closing at $56, Jamaica Broilers with 9,318 shares, to close at $4.57, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 1,009,508 shares closing at $7 and Radio Jamaica with 9,292 units, closing at $1.28
Preference| Access Financial 9% Short Term Note traded 5,000 units at $100 each, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share 384,621 units, to close at $3.03 and Proven Investments 8% preference share, 100 units to close at $5.07.
Declines| The stocks that declined in the main market are Caribbean Cement with 15,358 units and closed 5 cents down, at $2.20, Desnoes & Geddes with 600 shares closed at $4.40 with a decline of 5 cents, Kingston Properties 10,000 units, closing at $3.85 after shedding 15 cents, National Commercial Bank with 38,330 units and closed at $18, for a 35 cents fall, Pan Jamaican Investment 3,500 shares to close at $48.02 with a decline of 8 cents and Scotia Group with 1,274,586 shares after losing 21 cents to end at $18.40.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 4.96 points to close at 711.65 as 6 stocks traded with 3 advancing and 1 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are, General Accident with 100,000 units, with a gain of 5 cents, to close at $1.45, Lasco Distributors 55,007 shares, gained 1 cent to close at $1.20 and Lasco Manufacturing had 26,566 shares changing hands with a gain of 8 cents, to close at $1.08.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded and closed at the same price as the previous trading day are, Blue Power with 1,000 shares, in closing at $9.01 and Lasco Financial 60,000 shares to close at $1.
Declines| Only one stocks declined in the junior market at the end of trading with Consolidated Bakeries having 13,000 units changing hands and closed 10 cents lower, at 70 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 3 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

Proven Investments trades 7M shares

proven_logo150x150Proven Investments was the dominant trade on the Jamaica Stock Exchange in Monday’s trading session. The company had 6,966,866 ordinary shares with a value of US$1,247,669 changing hands, at 1799 US cents each, down a fraction of a cent for the day.
The prices of 8 stocks rose and 5 declined as 22 securities changed hands, resulting in 8,451,027 shares trading, valued at $151,978,606, for the first trading day of the week.
Main Market| Notwithstanding, the slightly positive advance decline ratio, the JSE Market Index declined by 155.43 points to close at 69,746.90 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell by 173.80 points to 76,697.90 points.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement with 2,000 shares, to close with a gain of 5 cents at $2.25, Carreras with 62,750 shares changing hands, to close 25 cents higher at $35, Grace Kennedy 2,486 units, to close $1.95 higher at $56. Jamaica Money Market Brokers traded just 4,300 units to gain 12 cents to close at $7 and Supreme Ventures with 5,000 units closed 2 cents up, at $1.97.
JSE 7-7-14fFirm| The stocks in the main market to close trading without a price change are, Berger Paints with 3,115 shares while closing at $1.65, Jamaica Broilers with 38,252 units, to close at $4.57, Cable & Wireless 79,061 shares to close at 29 cents, Sagicor Group 643,931 shares at $8.80 and Scotia Group with 79,609 units to close at $18.50.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share, traded 28,450 units with a 1 cent gain to $3.03.
Declines| The number of stocks declining in the main market are Desnoes & Geddes with 137,605 shares in losing 20 cents, to end at $4.30, National Commercial Bank 32,472 shares to close down 45 cents, to end at $17.50 and Radio Jamaica with 17,270 shares, closed a cent down at $1.28.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index rose by 5.45 points to close at 714.80 as 7 securities traded with 2advancing and 1 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are, Lasco Distributors with 14,910 units changing hands as the price gained a cent, to close at $1.19 and Lasco Manufacturing with 2,530 shares traded, with the price moving up 5 cents, to $1.12.
Firm Trades| The stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Access Financial Services with 420 units to close at $13.50, Caribbean Cream had just 10,000 shares changing hands at 70 cents, General Accident 150,000 shares to close at $1.40 and Medical Disposables with 70,000 units to end at $2.
Declines| The only stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading is Caribbean Producers in trading 100,000 shares and lost 34 cents to end at $2.65.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with the bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

Scotia Group dominates with $83M on JSE

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In Thursday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange the prices of 3 stocks rose and 8 declined as 27 securities changed hands resulting in 8,283,873 shares trading valued at $115,640,825.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index inched up by 10.40 points to 70,492.27 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index moved up 11.64 points to close at 77,531.37, after being up by 1,658 points to 79,177.73 at 10.12 AM, in early trading, with Scotia Group traded as high as $21.70.
Gains| Only one stock gained at the end of trading, in the main market with National Commercial Bank trading 61,078 units to close with an increase of 40 cents at $18.
Firm| Stocks in the main market to close without a change in price are Berger Paints with 5,000 units to close at $1.65, Cable & Wireless 16,000 units to close at 29 cents, Caribbean Cement 6,820 shares to close at $2.20, Gleaner 163,282 units to close at$1.10, Jamaica Broilers with 23,170 shares in closing at $4.57, Kingston Wharves 650 units to close at $5.20, Pan Jamaican Investment 100,000 shares to close at $49, Proven Investments 280 units to close at 18 US cents, Radio Jamaica 2,814 units to close at $1.29 and Scotia Group with 4,310,653 units valued at $82,811,277 to close at $19. The bulk of the trades were conducted by stockbroker, Scotia Investments.
JSE sum -3-7-14Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 1,297 units to close at $2, and the Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share, 431,000 units to close at $3.02.
Declines| The stocks that declined in the main market are Carreras with 200,000 units while losing 75 cents to end at $34.50, Grace Kennedy with 100 shares, declined by $3.75 to $54.05, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 1,002,596 ordinary shares traded but the price declined 12 cents to $6.88, Jamaica Producers had 13,114 shares changing hands, the price declined by a cent to $18.24, Sagicor Group had 1,030,623 units changing hands to close 10 cents lower at $8.90, Scotia Investments with 7,800 units close 40 cents down to a new 52 weeks low of $21.10.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 8.32 points to close at 708.27 points as 8 stocks traded with 2 advancing and 2 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are General Accident Insurance with 147,000 units, closing with a gain of 3 cents at $1.40 and Lasco Manufacturing with 14,500 shares to close a cent higher at $1.06.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are Access Financial Services with 1,925 units to close at $13.50, Blue Power with 100,000 shares to close at $9.01, Consolidated Bakeries with 458,761 units to end at 80 cents and Lasco Financial 10,000 shares to close at $1.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are Lasco Distributors 169,410 shares, declined by 12 cents to $1.18 and Medical Disposables with 6,000 shares changing hands declined by 5 cents $2.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 4 stocks with the bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

JMMB trades 7m shares to dominate market

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jmmb150x150In Tuesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange the prices of 7 stocks rose and 5 declined as only 22 securities changing hands resulting in 14,400,334 shares trading valued at $123,719,282 as Jamaica Money Market Brokers traded over 7 million shares just less than 50 percent of the volume traded.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell by 56.67 points to 70,681.91 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index moved down by 63.36 points to close at 77,743.42.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Carreras with 61,899 units changing hands as the price gained 10 cents to end at $34.10, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 7,052,081 units valued at $49,364,267 closed with a 20 cents gain at $7, the stock was mostly sold by Scotia Investments as brokers with the bulk being purchased by Pan Caribbean Financial Services as broker. Jamaica Producers Group stock price rose by $1.25 to close at $18.25 while 40,000 shares changed hands, National Commercial Bank enjoyed trading in 367,210 shares and the price recorded a gain of 43 cents to close at $18.43, Pan Jamaican Investment saw trading in 100,200 units with the price moving up by 50 cents to close at $49 and Sagicor Group traded 3,132,393 units with a value of $28,390,047 as the price rose 5 cents to $9.05.
Firm| The only stocks in the main market to close without a change in price are Grace Kennedy with 391,782 shares valued at $21,367,330 while closing at $55, Jamaica Broilers Group with 3,744 units to end at $4.60, Mayberry Investments 7,040 units at $1.46, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 103,210 to close at $6 and Scotia Group 25,000 shares to close at $19.
Preference share| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 8,244 units to close at $2 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 110,996units to close at $3.02.
JSM sum - 1-7 - 14Declines| The number of stocks that declined in the main market are Berger Paints with 22,262 units as the stock lost a cent to close at $1.65, Cable & Wireless with 72,000 shares while losing 2 cents to end at $0.29, Caribbean Cement 2,650 shares as the price fell 30 cents to end at $2.20 and Desnoes & Geddes with 704,916 units with a cent down to end at $4.50.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 4.05 points to close at 716.95 as only 5 stocks traded with 1 advancing and 1 declining.
Gains| The only stock gaining at the end of trading in the junior market was C2W Music with 1,500 shares as the price inched up a cent to close at $0.43.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the previous rading day are Jamaican Teas with 52,007 units to close at $3.25, Lasco Distributors with 20,000 shares and closed at $1.30 and Lasco Financial traded 26,000 units to close at $1.
Declines| Caribbean Producers traded 2,095,200 shares as the price slipped 15 cents to end at $2.55 and was the only stock declining in the junior market at the end of trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 3 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

Pick up in market activity

Trading picked up over Mondays levels in Tuesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with the prices of 7 stocks rising and 8 declined as 30 securities changed hands resulting in 6,769,006 shares trading valued at $93,106,961.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index inching up by 68.50 points to 69,499.13 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index moved up 76.59 points to close at 76,420.86
JSE 2nd sum 24-6-14Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Caribbean Cement trading of 10,000 shares to close with a gain of 20 cents at $2.95, Carreras gained 50 cents to close at $34 with 1,100 units changing hands, Kingston Wharves with 216,216 shares as the price gained 10 cents to close at $5, National Commercial Bank with 173,550 shares to close with a gain of $1.20 at $18.50 and
Scotia Group with 428,791 units to close with a gain of 50 cents to end at $19.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price at the end of trading are Berger Paints with 6,161 units to close at $1.66, Cable & Wireless 856,277 shares to close at 30 cents, Desnoes & Geddes with 2,500 units to close at $4.50, Gleaner 11,000 shares in closing at $1.10, Jamaica Producers with only 2,462 units to close at $15.60, Mayberry Investments 22,846 units to close at $1.45, prior to the close the stock hit a new 52 weeks intraday low of $1.35, Radio Jamaica 9,549 units to close at $1.29, Scotia Investments with 15,950 units to close at $21.50 and Supreme Ventures 2,500 units traded to close at $1.90.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 48,750 units to close at$2 and the Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share 558,109 units to close at $3.03.
Declines| The number of stocks that declined in the main market are Grace Kennedy with 480,829 shares valued at $25,940,725 traded to close down 5 cents at $53.95, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 62,200 units lost a cent to end at $6.65, Proven Investments traded 2,470,874 shares lost 2 US cents to close at 16 us cents, Sagicor Group with 776,336 shares lost 8 cents to end at $8.80 and Salada Foods with 1,000 shares lost 20 cents to end at $7.80.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 7.03 points to close at 707.51 as 9 stocks traded with 2 advancing and 3 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are Dolphin Cove with 700 units to close a gain of a cent to end at $8.51 and Jamaican Teas with just 1,383 units as the price inched up by 5 cents to end at $3.30.
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 6,500 units to close at $13.50, Blue Power 1,900 units to close at $9.01
Caribbean Producers with 231,000 units to close at $2.65 and Consolidated Bakeries 9,910 units to close at 80 cents.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are with Lasco Distributors trading 7,800 shares to close 2 cents down to $1.18, Lasco Financial 153,913 shares with the price falling 7 cents to close at $1 and Lasco Manufacturing with 198,900 shares close with a 3 cents fall to $1.07.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 3 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

Market enjoys small recovery

In today’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange the prices of 6 stocks rose and 8 declined compared with to 5 advancing to 14 falling on the previous trading day. Overall 26 securities traded resulting in 6,005,633 shares trading valued at $34,810,227.
JSE 28-5-14sumMain Market| 4 companies in the main market increased and 6 declined as the indices moved up marginally with the JSE Market Index inching up by 118.63 points to 70,395.65 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index advanced by 132.65 points to close at 77,423.32.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Grace Kennedy with 73,961 shares to close with a gain of 50 cents at $54, Kingston Wharves with 500 units changing hands and closed at $5.04 with a 4 cents gain, Sagicor Group with 12,380 shares in closing at $9 for a gain of 25 cents and Scotia Group 229,226 units to close at $19.30, up by 30 cents.
Firm| There were only 8 stocks in the main market to close without a change in price are Desnoes & Geddes 106,929 shares closing at $4.30, Gleaner with 1,000 units in closing at $1.10, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share with 1,294,783 units in closing at $3.03, Kingston Properties 264,965 shares with the price closing at $3.50, Mayberry Investments 62,000 shares while closing at $1.71, Pan Jamaican Investment with 63,526 shares closing at $48.20, Sagicor Real Estate Fund 31,700 units to close at $6.50 and Supreme Ventures 51,000 shares as the price finished at $2.01.
Declines| The number of stocks that declined in the main market are Berger Paints with 117,000 units and closed at $1.66 for a one cent gain, Cable & Wireless 1,185,108 shares to close down 3 cents at 27 cents, Caribbean Cement 4,607 shares as the price dipped 49 cents in closing at $2.51, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 2,112,342 units to close down 10 cents at $7, National Commercial Bank with 47,985 units to end with a 50 cents decline at $17.50 and Seprod with 72,214 units changing hands at 30 cents lower at $10.50.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index gained by 11.66 points to close at720.30 as 8 stocks traded with 2 advancing and 2 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are Dolphin Cove with 2,000 at $8.50 with a gain of 40 cents at the end and Lasco Manufacturing that traded 42,000 units to close at $1.05, up by 5 cents.
Firm Trades| 4 stocks in the junior market stocks that traded to close at the same price as the day before with Access Financial trading 5,000 units at $12, Caribbean Producers with 24,955 units at $2.65
General Accident Insurance 122,372 units at $1.50 and Medical Disposables 3,800 units at $2.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are Lasco Distributors with 71,280 shares to close with a 5 cents fall to $1.35 and Lasco Financial with only 3,000 shares as the price closed at $1.13 and was off by 2 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 3 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

More pension realignment sales

Prices slipped further In Tuesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange as Scotia Investments as broker sold most of the major stocks that fell in price as the prices of only 5 stocks rose and 14 declined as 26 securities traded resulting in 16,284,114 shares trading valued at $156,443,054 and with two stocks hitting 52 weeks lows.
JSE 27-5-14Main Market| 10 companies in the main market declined as the indices moved down sharply for yet another day as the pension fund realignment sales continued into Tuesday and the JSE Market Index fell by 1,078.83 points to 70,277.02 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index dropped 1,206.33 points to close at 77,290.67, the lowest since the index closed at 77,377.08 on 18th of December last year. IC Insider gathers that the sales relating to the realignments exercise ended with the close of trading.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Jamaica Broilers trading 9,499 shares to close with a gain of 5 cents at $4.75, National Commercial Bank gained $1 to close at $18 while 565,930 units changing hands as the vast majority of the shares traded at $17, Pan Jamaican Investment traded 338,806 shares to end 15 cents higher at $48.20 and Supreme Ventures had just 1,000 shares changing hands to close up by a cent at $2.01.
Firm| There were only 4 stocks in the main market to close without a change in price with Berger Paints trading only 300 units to close at $1.67, Jamaica Money Market Brokers trading 13,453 stock units to close at $7.10, Kingston Wharves 5,018 shares to close at $5 and Radio Jamaica with a mere 126 units to close at$1.29.
Declines| The number of stocks that declined in the main market are Cable & Wireless with 300,846 shares closing at 30 cents after the company reported a loss for the 12 months to March of $3.5 billion from $18.4 billion in revenues, the loss includes a staff separation cost of $1.5 billion. Carreras traded 148,816 shares as the price closed by shedding $1.76 to end at $33.50, Desnoes & Geddes 676 shares closing 20 cents lower at $4.30, Grace Kennedy closed with a $1.50 loss while trading 20,915 shares in closing at $53.50, a new 52 weeks low, Kingston Properties traded 32,835 units and closed at $3.50 as the price slipped 50 cents, to end at a 52 weeks slow, Sagicor Group saw 13,546,391 units going through the market with the price closing down 25 cents at $8.75, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 10 cents in trading 77,940 units and closed at $6.50 followed by Scotia Group with 97,720 shares to close off 30 cents at $19, Scotia Investments 25,000 units resulted in a close at $23 for a 10 cents fall and Seprod had a mere 211 units changing hands and closed at $10.80 for a decline of 20 cents.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 22.33 points to close at 708.64 as 8 stocks traded with one advancing and 4 declining.
Gains| Caribbean Cream was the sole junior market stock to record a gain at the end of trading with 1,400 units changing hands to close up by 4 cents at 74 cents.
Firm Trades| 3 stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before with Dolphin Cove trading 3,000 units to end at $8.10, Medical Disposables traded 800,000 units to close at $2 and Lasco Distributors 50,610 units to close at $1.40.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are Blue Power with 11,122 shares in closing at $9.01 for a 9 cents fall, Caribbean Producers 25,000 units to close 10 cents lower at $2.65, Jamaican Teas 100,000 shares to close with a cent shaved off the price at $3.49 and Lasco Manufacturing 107,500 stock units to end 12 cents lower at $1.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

Portfolio adjustment pressure prices

A realignment of pension portfolio following the merger of Sagicor Investments with Sagicor Group In placed pressure on the prices of some stocks as the pension fund disposed of shares to bring the portfolio in line with the pension requirement. The realignment was not completed at the end of trading IC Insider sources advised.
JSE 26-5-14sumIn trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange the prices of a mere 3 stocks rose and 10 declined as 23 securities traded resulting in 8,747,969 shares trading valued at $91,511,864.
Main Market| Only 2 companies in the main market rose and 8 declined as the indices lost altitude for yet another day with the JSE Market Index inching fell by 925.16 points to 71,355.85 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index erased 1,034.48 points to close at 78,497, this is the lower the index has reached since December 20 last year went it closed at 78,575.66.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Barita Investments with 3,780 shares to close with a gain of a cent to end at $2.30 followed by Seprod with 98,565 units changing hands as the price closed with a 20 cents gain at $11.
Firm| There were only 5 stocks in the main market to close without a change in price with Berger Paints trading 65,394 shares as the price closed at $1.67, Grace Kennedy with 56,859 units and closed at $55, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share 128,400 units to close at $3.03, Kingston Wharves 5,000 shares to close at $5 and Mayberry Investments with 66,992 units in closing at $1.71.
Declines| The number of stocks that declined in the main market are Cable & Wireless 62,277 shares while losing 4 cents to close at 35 cents, Carreras traded 1,329 units at $35.26 while losing 54 cents, Hardware & Lumber 20,000 shares to close down 20 cents at $10, Jamaica Broilers 1,486,786 units in closing at $4.70 for a 5 cents fall, National Commercial Bank 2,614,665 units to close down 56 cents at $17, Sagicor Group 3,508,391 as the price lost 30 cents to end at $9, Scotia Group with 95,460 shares with the price closing down by 30 cents at $19.30 and Scotia Investments 28,235 units to close at $23.10 with a 40 cents fall.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 0.74 points to close at 730.97 as 8 stocks traded with 1 advancing and 2 declining.
Gains| The only stock recording gain at the end of trading in the junior market is General Accident with 10,000 units to close at $1.50 with a 2 cents rise.
Firm Trades| 5 stocks in the junior market stocks that traded to close at the same price as the day before with Caribbean Producers exchanging 540 shares to close at $2.75, Consolidated Bakeries 301,953 shares to end at 80 cents, Knutsford Express Services 37,868 shares at $5.16, Lasco Financial Services 2,500 units to close at $1.15 and Paramount Trading 2,575 units to close at $2.68.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are Caribbean Cream traded 100,000 units to close at 70 cents with a 3 cents fall and Lasco Manufacturing with 50,400 units lost 2 cents to close at $1.12.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

Main market closes week up slightly

In Friday’s trading on the Stock Exchange, the prices of 4 stocks rose and 8 declined as 24 securities traded resulting in 6,969,870 shares changing hands, valued at $58,489,956. Main Market| Only 4 companies in the main market advanced in price and 3 declined as the indices closed up with the JSE Market Index rising by 319 points to 73,381.97 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index gaining 356.70 points to close at 80,762.55.
JSE sum 16-5-14Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Cable & Wireless with 17,115 units changing hands to close at 31 cents with a one cent gain, Caribbean Cement with 16,500 stock units to close at $3.55, up by 4 cents, Kingston Wharves 8,396 shares to close at$5.50 for a 50 cents gain and Scotia Investments with 2,200 shares to close up by $1 at $25.50.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price are Berger Paints with 50,444 shares to close at $1.67, Carreras with 3,650 stock units to close at $34.75, Grace Kennedy 2,000 stock units to close at $55, Hardware & Lumber 4,000 shares to close at $10.20, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share, 145,400 units to end at $3.03, Mayberry Investments 2,761 units to close at $1.80, Pan Jamaican Investment 1,000 shares to close at $48.60, Proven Investments 900 ordinary shares to close at 18 US cents and Proven Investments 8% preference share with 5,000 units to end at $5.09.
Declines| The number of stocks that declined in the main market are Barita Investments with 52,500 shares while closing at $2 with a 30 cents fall, Jamaica Broilers 3,000,000 units and closed at $4.70 with a one cent loss and Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 231,503 ordinary shares to close at $7.30 down by 11 cents.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 5.06 points to close at 728.25 with only 6 stocks traded, none advanced and 3 declined.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are Access Financial with 4,900 shares to end at $11.50, Dolphin Cove with 5,529 units and closed at $8.10, Paramount Trading 32,722 units to close at $2.68.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are Caribbean Producers that traded 220,900 units to close at $2.73 down 2 cents, General Accident with 19,798 shares to close at $1.49 with a loss of a cent and Lasco Manufacturing with 16,800 stock units to close at $1.15 with a 1 cent fall.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 4 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

Advancing stocks ahead at JSE

In Thursday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 9 stocks rose and 4 declined as 27 securities traded resulting in 2,717,621 shares changing hands valued at a mere $4,692,842.
Main Market| Six companies in the main market advanced and only two declined as the indices inched forward with the JSE Market Index closing up by 84.04 points to 73,062.97 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index gaining 93.97 points to close at 80,405.85.
JSE sum 15-5-14fGains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Caribbean Cement that traded 100 shares to close with a gain of a cent, at $3.51, Desnoes & Geddes gained 10 cents to close at $4.50 with 373,319 units changing hands, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with only 322 units to close at $7.41 for a 6 cents rise, Pan Jamaican Investment with 1,819 shares to close at $48.60, up by 40 cents, Sagicor Group with 20,627 shares in closing at $9.50 for a gain of 15 cents and Scotia Group 32,000 shares in closing with a 30 cents gain at $20.
Firm| Stocks in the main market to close without a change at the close of the market are Berger Paints which traded with 7,799 units and closed at $1.67, Cable & Wireless 1,584,764 shares to close at 30 cents, Carreras 100 units to close at $34.75, Jamaica Broilers 6,669 shares to close at $4.71, Jamaica Producers 4,100 stock units, to close at $18.26, Kingston Wharves 2,000 shares to close at $5, Mayberry Investments, 12,239 shares to close at $1.80, National Commercial Bank 2,200 stock units to close at $18, Proven Investments 2,000 ordinary shares to close at 18 US cents, Proven Investments 8% preference share, 76,800 units to close at $5.09, Sagicor Real Estate Fund 4,417 units to close at $6.60 and Supreme Ventures 9,835 shares to close at $2.10.
Declines| The number of stocks that declined in the main market are Ciboney with 9,880 shares while losing 2 cents to end at 10 cents and Hardware & Lumber with 20,015 shares to close at $10.20 with a fall of $1.60.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index edged up by 0.46 points to close at 733.31 as 7 stocks traded with 3 advancing and 2 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are Caribbean Cream trading 70,000 units to close up a cent at 73 cents followed by Lasco Financial Services with 20,350 shares to close at $1.11 with a rise of 3 cents and Lasco Manufacturing 109,110 units to close at $1.16, with 16 cents gain.
Firm Trades| 2 junior market stocks traded with the price unchanged at the end of trading with KLE Group having 36,933 units changing hands at 93 cents and Lasco Distributors 249,100 shares to close at $1.35.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are Cargo Handlers with 223 units at $14.01 as the price slipped by 30 cents and Caribbean Producers 60,900 shares to close at $2.75 with the price ending lower by 25 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 8 stocks with offers that were lower.