Trading picked up on JSE – 12 up 6 down

Trading picked up Wednesday’s on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with 32 securities trading, the most for several weeks. The prices of 12 stocks rose and only 6 declined as 11,330,883 shares changed hands, valued at $56,346,945.
JSE sum 13-8-14Main Market| The JSE Market Index rose by 592.06 points to 71,804.98 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index gained 662.02 points to close at 78,999.20.
Gains| Stocks gaining, with volume and last traded prices at the end of trading in the main market, are Berger Paints with 2,600 shares, declined by a cent to $1.66, Grace Kennedy with 593 shares, to close with a gain of $1.49 at $59, Jamaica Broilers with 3,001,000 units closed up a cent at $4.58, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 5,063 ordinary share closed with a 5 cents gain at $7, Kingston Wharves traded 6,329 shares and the price was up 2 cents to $5.02, Pulse Investments gained 5 cents to 35 cents in trading 100,000 shares, Sagicor Group had 290,622 units changing hands, at 25 cents higher at $9.40, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed 20 cents higher with 57,536 units and ended at $6.60 and Scotia Group with 81,950 shares closed at $19 while gaining 30 cents.
Firm| The volume and last traded prices of the stocks in the main market to close without a change in price, are Cable & Wireless with 1,776 shares, closed at 39 cents, Caribbean Cement with 9,499 units closed at $3, Carreras with 25,460 units at $34.90, Gleaner 10,000 shares at $1.10, Jamaica Producers 869 units at $19, Mayberry Investments with 73,118 shares at $1.68, Pan Jamaican Investment 136,816 units at $48.50 and Seprod with 1,859 shares at $10.50.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market, are National Commercial Bank 141,521 units at $18.16, down 4 cents, Proven Investments with 1,600 ordinary shares lost 0.0025 US cents to end at 17 US cents and Supreme Ventures with 5,000 shares falling 15 cents to $1.80.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 10,000 units at $3 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers down 7.50% preference share with 55,000 units closed at $2, there was no change in the prices of these.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 4.59 points to close at 632.93 as 10 stocks traded with 3 advancing and 3 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market, are Blue Power with 50,000 shares and gained 1 cent to $9.06, Caribbean Cream had 1,833,661 units trading 10 cents higher at 75 cents and General Accident with 350,811 units closed with a 5 cents gain at $1.33.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before, are Jamaican Teas 7,218 units at $3.25, Knutsford Express 4,786,253 shares at $5.16, Lasco Distributors 149,349 units at $1.10 and Lasco Financial with 48,265 shares at $1.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are Cargo Handlers with 400 shares as the price slipped 10 cents to $13.90, Caribbean Producers with just 4,952 shares, losing 5 cents in the process, to $2.30 and Lasco Manufacturing with 81,763 units at 9 cents down at 91 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

Scotia drops $1.48 on TTSE, more coming

In trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange, Scotiabank continues the slide, dropping $1.50 at the end of Friday’s market close, to a new 52 weeks low. The fall is a continuation of the negative response to the fall in profit for the April quarter, and the slow pace at which some investors, gingerly tried to extricate themselves from the stock. The stock has now lost $6.50 or 9.28 percent since the results were released at the end of May.
TTSE -8-8-14The stock lost $4.87 from July 31 to present, and is poised for a larger fall as there was no bid on the stock at the end of trading with an offer at the last traded price to sell 5,371 units.
There was activity in 14 securities in trading of which 5 advanced, 5 declined and 4 traded firm with 483,828 units changing hands, valued at $2,332,657. At the close of the market the Composite Index lost 2.91 points to 1,152.28, the All T&T Index fell by just 5.86 points to 1,989.60 and the Cross Listed Index increased by a mere 0.01 points to end at 41.23.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close, are ANSA McAL that gained 2 cents to end at $66.30 while trading 400 shares, First Citizens with 3,820 units valued at $137,520 as the price closed 1 cent higher at $36. Grace Kennedy traded 1,728 shares to close with a gain of a cent at $3.46 and Trinidad Cement with 400,000 shares changing hands, for a value of $746,468, the price ended at $1.90, up 4 cents.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are Massy Group with 4,924 shares, valued at $339,461, to close down 2 cents at $68.93, National Enterprises added 7,707 shares valued at $138,714, to close a cent lower at $17.99, Republic Bank lost 3 cents to close at $121.94, in trading 1,950 shares, Sagicor Financial with 38,059 shares traded for $249,258, closed 2 cents lower at $6.53 and Scotiabank dropped $1.48 to close at $63.50, but only traded 137 shares.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading, are Ansa Merchant Bank with 4,903 shares, valued at $191,756 to end at $39.11, Berger Paints contributed only 200 shares, at $3.61, Clico Investment Fund traded 2,000 shares valued at $44,000 and remained at $22, Guardian Holdings contributed 14,000 shares with a value of $200,190, as it closed at $14.30 and Scotia Investments traded 4,000 units to close at $1.40.
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 2 stocks with offers that were lower.

Caribbean Flavours dominates trade

In Tuesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 10 stocks rose and 9 declined as 29 securities changed hands, resulting in 48,146,012 shares trading, valued at $138,990,317. Junior market, Caribbean Flavours with 44,078,122 units trading, valued at $121,212,820, was the dominant trade although there were only 4 different sets of trades in the stock with two of 22 million shares each.
Main JSE 5-8-14Market| The JSE Market Index fell by 420.68 points to 72,048.37 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index dropped 470.39 points, to close to 79,271.36.
Gains| Stocks with gains, volume and last traded prices at the close of the main market, are Cable & Wireless with 3,108,389 shares, as the price gained 4 to close at 34 cents, Carreras with 259,900 shares changing hands, closed 50 cents higher at $34.50, Grace Kennedy 69,691 shares traded with an increase of $2.50 to $59, Pan Jamaican Investment with 100 units gained 6 cents and ended at $48.08 and Scotia Investments had 26,885 shares traded, with a gain of 60 cents t0 $20.60.
Firm| The stocks with volume and last traded prices in the main market to close without a change in price, are Caribbean Cement with 100 shares closing at $2.50, Jamaica Broilers with 9,655 shares to close at $4.57, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 20,629 ordinary shares at $7, Jamaica Producers 2,593 shares at $17.50, Mayberry Investments 1,020 units at $1.55 and Proven Investments 5,366 US dollar ordinary share, at 18 US cents.
Declines| The stocks with losses, volume and last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market, are Berger Paints with 3,500 in losing a cent to end at $1.65, National Commercial Bank with 25,622 shares, lost 14 cents to $18.26, Sagicor Group, lost a cent in trading 4,473 shares at $9.25, Sagicor Real Estate Fund saw 115,150 shares changing hands, with a 15 cents fall to $6.50, Scotia Group shed 50 cents while trading 15,522 units at $19 and Supreme Ventures with 96,198 shares lost 20 cents to end at $1.75, for a new 52 weeks’ low.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 23,413 units with the price unchanged at $3.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index gained 15.28 points to close at 624.72 as 10 stocks traded, with 5 advancing and 3 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market, are Access Financial with 4,722 shares, the price gained $1.03 to $10, Caribbean Flavours traded, 44,078,122 units and closed at $2.75, while gaining 30 cents in the process. Lasco Distributors with 48,000 shares, gained 4 cents to $1.05, Lasco Financial traded 54,700 units at 3 cents higher at 93 cents and Lasco Manufacturing with 38,000 units, was up 6 cents to 86 cents.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before, are Cargo Handlers with 2,312 shares at $14 and General Accident with 3,050 shares at $1.35.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are Blue Power with 5,000 units as the price lost 5 cent to $9.05, Caribbean Producers with 1,500 shares, with a 7 cents drop, to $2.38 and Dolphin Cove with 4,000 shares, as it shed 85 cents to $7.55.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

Quiet start to trading week

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In Monday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 5 stocks rose and 4 declined as 24 securities changed hands resulting in a moderate volume of 1,236,101 shares trading, valued at only $6,501,176.
JSE sum 28-7-14During the early hours of trading, more than 5 million shares of Scotia Group traded but 5 million units were cancelled, due to what the stock exchange said was an error on the buying brokers behalf resulting more stocks being traded than was the official order.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index rose by 197.76 points to 71,909.56 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index moved up 221.14 points to close at 79,116.15.
Gains| Stocks recording gains, the volume traded and last traded prices, at the close in the main market, are Carreras with 4,113 shares to close with a gain of 90 cents at $34.90, Gleaner with 10,670 units changing hands, gained a cent to close at $1.12, National Commercial Bank 63,229 units with a gain of 94 cents to $19, Proven Investments 52,500 US dollar ordinary shares with an increase of 0.0100 US cents at 18 cents US and Scotia Group with 1,700 shares to end up a cent higher at $20.01.
Firm| The volume and last traded prices of stock trading in the main market to close without a change in price, are Berger Paints with 2,000 shares closing at $1.62, Cable & Wireless 152,455 units at 30 cents, Caribbean Cement with 3,000 shares changing hands at $2.50, Desnoes & Geddes with 645 units at $4, Kingston Wharves 34,221 shares at $5, Mayberry Investments 3,040 units at $1.55, Radio Jamaica 33,556 shares at $1.22, Sagicor Real Estate Fund 18,000 shares at $6.36, Scotia Investments 2,255 units at $21 and Supreme Ventures 17,400 shares at $1.95.
Declines| The only stock end of trading in the main market with a price decline is Sagicor Group with 247,000 shares, down 4 cents to end at $8.96.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share, traded 341,022 units at $3 and Proven Investments 8% preference share 3,500 units at $5.05.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index increased 4.73 points to close at 632.01 as 6 stocks traded with none advancing and 3 declining.
Gains| There were stocks recording gains in the junior market at the close.
Firm Trades| The active stocks in the junior market to close at the same price as the day before, are Caribbean Cream with 48,060 units at 70 cents, Caribbean Producers 65,000 shares at $2.45 and Consolidated Bakeries with 55,000 units at 80 cents.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are AMG Packaging that had 7,145 units trading, with a 21 cents fall to $2.89, Caribbean Flavours 3,400 shares closed with a 6 cents loss at $2.45 and Lasco Manufacturing with 67,190 units as the price fell 10 cents to 90 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

5 stocks gained & 4 declined on TTSE

Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange on Monday was moderate, with 15 securities changing hands, of which 5 advanced, 4 declined and 6 traded firm, with 180,891 stocks changing hands, valued at $813,211.
The Composite Index lost 0.26 points to close at 1,162.09, the All T&T Index fell by just 0.19 points to close at 2,006.39 and the Cross Listed Index dipped by a mere 0.05 points to end at 41.60.
TTSE sum 28-7-14Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close, are Ansa Merchant Bank with 1,508 units changing hands, to close a cent higher, at $39.10, a new 52 weeks high, Berger Paints traded 500 shares at $3.61 for a cent increase and a new 52 weeks high, First Citizens Bank contributed 373 shares as the price closed with a cent gain at $35.53, National Flour Mills with 134,468 shares changing hands for a value of $134,473 to close at $1.01, up by a cent and One Caribbean Media gained 2 cents to end the day at $23.30 while trading 2,588 shares.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are Guardian Holdings with 2,532 shares changing hands, and declined 5 cents to end at $14.30, National Commercial Bank contributed 4,000 shares at $1.05, down a cent, Scotia Investments with a volume of 16,913 shares traded for $25,379 with the price falling 5 cents to close at $1.50 and Trinidad Cement traded 1,800 units to close at $1.93 with a fall of 2 cents.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are Angostura Holdings with 800 shares to close at $12.75, Clico Investment Fund traded 10,215 shares valued at $221,164, remained at $21.65, while National Enterprises had 780 shares changing hands to close at $18, Massy Group added 2,958 shares valued at $205,315 and closed at $69.41, Sagicor Financial Corporation traded 1,324 units to close at $6.68 and West Indian Tobacco traded 132 shares to close at $118.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 1 stock with the bid higher than the last selling price and 1 stock with the offer that was lower.

Lasco companies dominant in JSE trades

Lasco_Building280x150In Thursday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange the three Lasco companies dominated trading accounting 9,346,942 or 86 percent of the volume traded and nearly 37 percent of the value.
Elsewhere the prices of 6 stocks rose and 11 declined as 27 securities changed hands, resulting in 10,814,964 shares trading, valued at $25,066,008. Three stocks closed at new 52 weeks low, at the end of trading.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index rose by 165.72 points to 70,113.79 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index moved up 185.31 points to close at 77,108.16.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market, are Caribbean Cement with 10,000 shares, to close with a gain of 10 cents at $2.50, Gleaner with 3,000 units changing hands, gained 2 cents to close $1.12, Grace Kennedy with 4,575 shares, gained 5 cents to close at $56.05, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 7,800 units, to close 30 cents up at $6.35 and Scotia Group exchanged 99,000 shares, to close up 20 cents at $18.70.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a price change, are Berger Paints 3,799 shares to close at $1.62, Jamaica Broilers 2,200 units traded, to close at $4.57, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 112,700 shares closed at $6.95, Jamaica Producers, with 309 shares closed at $17.51 and Sagicor Group 67,700 units closed at $9.
JSE sum-24-7-14Declines| The number of stocks that declined in the main market, are Cable & Wireless with only 6,494 units, closed at 26 cents with a 3 cents decline, Carreras lost 5 cents in trading 188,550 shares to close at $33.85, Desnoes & Geddes with 250,000 units closed with a decline of 25 cents, to end at $4, a new 52 weeks low, National Commercial Bank exchanged 45,564 shares and closed with a one cent loss at $18, Radio Jamaica traded 2,550 units in losing 6 cents, to end at $1.22, Scotia Investments traded at a new 52 weeks low of $21 as 9,310 shares were exchanged, with a 10 cents decline and Supreme Ventures traded only 680 shares in losing 2 cents off the price, to close at $1.95.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) 8.50% preference share traded 57,000 units and closed at $3.50 and the JMMB 8.75% preference share traded 16,695 units, to lose 2 cents and closed at $2.99.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 14.07 points to close at 649.27 as 7 stocks traded with one advancing and 4 declining.
Gains| Dolphin Cove was the sole stock, recording a gain at the end of trading in the junior market, it traded 304,625 shares and climbed 10 cents to $8.40.
Firm Trades| The actives stocks in the junior market that closed at the same price as the day before are, Caribbean Producers with 75,000 units to close at $2.50 and Lasco Financial 1,446,904 units to close at $1.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are Access Financial with 34,680 shares at $8.97, down a cent $1.03, General Accident 3,000 units traded with decline of 4 cents to close $1.46, Lasco Distributors had 762,355 shares changing hands and declined by a cent to $1.19 and its sister company, Lasco Manufacturing with a large volume of 7,137,683 shares, closed at a new 52 weeks low of 90 cents, after falling 10 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

Gains more than losses but indices fall on JSE

In Tuesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 8 stocks rose, 5 declined as 23 securities changed hands, culminating in 3,304,455 shares trading, valued at $12,238,376.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index dropped by 278.54 points to 69,980.67 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 311.45points to close at 76,959.31.
JSE sum 22-7-14Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market, are Cable & Wireless with 331,127 units as the price closed 4 cents higher at 29 cents, Caribbean Cement with 15,180 shares, closed with a 15 cents gain at $2.40, Grace Kennedy traded just 1,140 units and gained $1 to end at $56, Jamaica Broilers had 107,554 shares changing hands with a 4 cents gain, to end at $4.61, Mayberry Investments had 9,000 units trading, with a 2 cents gain to close at $1.57, Scotia Group traded only 12,450 shares with a gain of 10 cents as the price closed at $18.61 and Supreme Ventures 8,000 units, resulted in a 2 cents rise to $1.97.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price, are Berger Paints with 14,787 to close at $1.62, Ciboney 6,000 shares to close at 8 cents, Desnoes & Geddes 1,959,606 shares to close at $4.25, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 2,235 ordinary shares to close at $6.95, Kingston Wharves traded 68,182 shares to close at $5, National Commercial Bank traded 15,557 shares to close at $18, Radio Jamaica with 135,998 shares closed at $1.28 and Salada Foods 30,000 shares changed hands, to close at $7.90.
Declines| The number of stocks that declined in the main market, are Gleaner with 3,696 units to close at $1.10, after shedding a cent, Pan Jamaican Investment with 18,740 shares as the price slipped 24 cents to $48.02, Sagicor Group 15,168 shares traded with a loss of 5 cents to end at $9 and Scotia Investments closed at $21.10 with a loss of 20 cents, as 3,000 shares were traded.
Preference| Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 5,000 units to close unchanged at $5.04.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 9.54 points to close at 669.86 as only 3 securities traded, with one advancing and one declining.
Gains| The only stock to gain at the end of trading in the junior market is General Accident with 440,040 units as the price closed up 5 cents to $1.50.
Firm Trades| The active stock in the junior market to close at the same price as the day before, is Dolphin Cove with 1,000 shares at $8.30.
Declines| Lasco Manufacturing was the sole stock declining in the junior market at the end of trading, as 100,995 shares changed hands at $1 for a 4 cents fall.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

More stocks fall than rise but main indices up

In Thursday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange the prices of 4 stocks rose, 7 declined as 16 securities changed hands, resulting in 2,965,442 shares trading, valued at $16,295,528.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 168.74 points to 70,533.56 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index moved up 188.68 points, to close at 77,577.53.
JSE Sum -17-7-14Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Berger Paints trading 2,955 shares to close with a 2 cents gain at $1.62, Carreras 7,535 shares closed 10 cents higher at $33.90, Desnoes & Geddes 21,750 units traded to close 5 cents higher, at $4.25, National Commercial Bank gained 5 cents to close at $18.20, with 900 units changing hands, Sagicor Group traded 1,137,827 shares in closing at $9.07 for a 2 cents gain and Scotia Group traded 11,881 units to close 9 cents up, at $18.60
Firm| Kingston Wharves with 511 units closing at $5.25 was the only stocks in the main market to close without a change in price.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 439,700 units to close at $2,
Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share with 523,950 units closed at $3.01 and Jamaica Public Service 5% D preference share with 23,675 units closed at 35 cents.
Declines| The stocks that declined in the main market are Cable & Wireless that lost a cent with 6,758 units to close at 29 cents and Grace Kennedy with 25,000 shares as the price slipped $1 to close at $54.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 15.40 points to close at 670.67, only 4 stocks traded with none advancing and 3 declining.
Firm Trades| Only one stock in the junior market that traded, close at the same price as the day before with Lasco Financial Services trading 10,000 shares as the price closed at $1.
Declines| Junior market stocks declining at the end of trading are Caribbean Producers with 505,000 shares, declining by 5 cents to close at $2.50, Lasco Distributors with 129,000 shares changed hands for 5 cents higher at $1.20 and Lasco Manufacturing 119,000 shares, closed with a loss of 8 cents at $1.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with the bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower.

Advancing stocks out pace decliners on JSE 11 to 6

Market activity was very moderate in Tuesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 11 stocks rose and 6 declined as 26 securities changed hands, resulting in 1,088,746 shares trading, valued at $15,721,500.
JSE sum 15-7-14Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 521.80 points, to close at 70,786.13 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index moved up 583.46 points, to close at 77,859.94.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market, are Cable & Wireless with 30,000 shares, to close with a gain of a cent, at 30 cents, Caribbean Cement with 5,959 units changing hands and close with a 5 cents gain, at $2.25, Carreras with 78,543 shares, closed with a gain of 35 cents, at $35.10, Desnoes & Geddes traded 25,000 units and gained 30 cents, to close at $4.55, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 6,700 shares helped to add 10 cents on the price to end at $7, National Commercial Bank with 72,545 shares, closed with a $1 increase to $18.50, Sagicor Group exchanged 193,523 shares with the price rising 4 cents to $9.03, Sagicor Real Estate Fund 25,000 units while gaining 15 cents to close at $6.40, Salada Foods with 20,000 shares as it gained 10 cents to end at $7.90 and Scotia Group 326,180 shares helped to garner 10 cents to close at $18.50.
Firm| There were only 3 stocks in the main market to close without a change in price with Berger Paints trading 6,780 units at $1.60 followed by Gleaner with 3,400 shares to end at $1.11 and Jamaica Broilers with 12,000 units at $4.57.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 10,000 units to close at $3.03 and Jamaica Public Service 5% D preference share traded 3,000 units at 35 cents.
Declines| The stocks that declined in the main market are Kingston Wharves with 10,589 shares, as the p[rice declined by 75 cents to end at $5.25, Pan Jamaican Investment traded 57,174 units and closed with a loss of 49 cents at $48.01, Proven Investments ordinary shares traded 12,600 units to close with a loss of 0.0005 US cents and ended at 17.95 US cents, Seprod with 5,000 shares closed with a loss of 30 cents at $10.50 and Supreme Ventures with 2,000 shares changing hands closed with a decline of 2 cents at $1.95
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index inched up by 0.26 points to close at 692.66 as only 6 stocks traded with 1 advancing and 1 declining.
Gains| The only stock recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market was Lasco Financial Services with 19,000 shares as the price gained 5 cents to close at $1.
Firm Trades| Junior market stocks that traded at the close at the same price as the previous trading day are Caribbean Cream in trading 38,300 units to close at 70 cents, Consolidated Bakeries with 41,047 shares to close at 80 cents, Lasco Distributors 4,740 units while closing at $1.30 and Lasco Manufacturing with 55,500 units, to close at $1.10.
Declines| The only junior market stocks declining at the end of trading was General Accident with 24,166 shares while losing 5 cents to end at $1.45.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with the bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.

More stocks rise than fall on JSE

In Monday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 5 stocks rose and 4 declined. Only 18 securities changed hands, resulting in 4,848,981 shares trading, valued at $15,622,653.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index declined by 353.60 points, to 70,264.33 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index moved down by 395.39 points, to close at 77,276.48.
JSE sum 14-7-14Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Gleaner with 11,000 units closed with a cent up, at $1.11 and Pan Jamaican Investment traded 56,790 shares to close with a gain of 48 cents, at $48.50.
Firm| There were only stocks in the main market to close without a change in price with shares closing, are Cable & Wireless traded 156,117 shares to close at 29 cents, Caribbean Cement with 500 traded closed at $2.20, Jamaica Broilers traded 154,589 shares but the price closed unchanged at $4.57, and Scotia Group with 68,506 shares closed at $18.40.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share 16,475 units to close at $3.03 and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 2,700 units to close at $5.07.
Declines| The stocks that declined in the main market are Carreras had 80,000 units changing hands to close down 25 cents at $34.75, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 628,736 shares, declined by 10 cents to close at $6.90, National Commercial Bank with 1,000 close at 50 cents lower at $17.50, Sagicor Group 8,172 close with a 10 cent loss at $8.99.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 17.39 points to close at 692.40 as 6 stocks traded with 3 advancing and none declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are Consolidated Bakeries traded 558,953 shares to close with a gain of 10 cents to close at 80 cents, Lasco Distributors traded 1,000,000 units and gained 10 cents to end at $1.30 and Lasco Manufacturing had 25,000 units changing hands to close 10 cents higher at $1.10.
Firm Trades| The junior market stocks that traded to close at the same price as the day before, are Access Financial Services 10,759 units to close at $10, Blue Power with 27,000 units to close at $9.05, with Caribbean Cream traded 2042684 units at 70 cents each as investors responded well to the 79 percent jump in profits for the first quarter ended May.
Declines| No junior market stocks decline at the end of trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with the bids higher than their last selling prices and 2stocks with offers that were lower.