JSE drops sharply on Wednesday

JSE sgn shrtpng The Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday closed with main market indices recording big losses, cancelling out the gains made in yesterday’s trading. The market closed with a fairly high participation rate of 33 securities changing hands accounting for 3,862,624 units trading, valued at $45,895,747 with 9 stocks rising, 16 declining with 1 stock closing at 52 weeks high, in all market segments.
At the close, the JSE Market Index fell 2,316.03 points to 99,099.31, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index dived 2,588.67 points to close at 109,705.40 and the JSE combined index dropped 2,164.74 points to end at 102,674.88.
The eve of and the actual Treasury bill auction days, historically have not been good for the local stock market. Stockbrokers main focus is on the outcome of the auction and interest rates out turn as well as how successful their bidding was. Wednesday’s sluggishness and pull back in prices could be related to this development with today being the day when Treasury bill bids are opened. At the close of trading on Tuesday the signals were for a weaker market on Wednesday as such today’s declines should come as no great surprise.
JSE sum- 19-08-15r IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading that is better than Tuesday’s reading, with only of 3 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 9 with offers that were lower. Today’s reading is 4 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with offers that were lower, a reading that still carries some negative undertone.
In trading, Cable and Wireless had 306,499 shares changing hands with a loss of 3 cents, to end at 40 cents, Caribbean Cement had 19,000 units changing hands at $8, Gleaner closed with 23,326 shares and fell 17 cents to $2. Grace Kennedy traded firm at $64 with 54,439 shares, Jamaica Broilers traded at $6.05 with 42,876 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded at $18.25 with 4,000 shares changing ownership with a loss of 25 cents. JMMB Group traded 5,909 shares at $7.95 to add 22 cents, with the company reporting strong increase in profit for the first quarter. Jamaica Stock Exchange lost altitude and traded with a decline of $1.50 to $7.50 with only 7,100 shares changing hands.JSE fn Qts-19-08-15 Mayberry Investments had 242,254 shares trading down 26 cents to $3.14, National Commercial Bank traded 421,180 shares to end at $30, Palace Amusement gained $10 in trading 2,500 shares to end at $75, Pan Jamaican Investment closed at $60.70 after trading 1,539 shares with a loss of $1.30. Sagicor Group with 1,077,602 shares changing hands, closed 50 cents up, at $13.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 95 cents to close at $8.75 while trading 10,095 units, Scotia Group traded 471,710 units to close at $23.70, down 80 cents, Supreme Ventures ended at $3.50 with 56,004 units to be down by $1 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 150,200 units at $2.

Big drop for JSE Wednesday morning

The Jamaica Stock market suffered large losses in the morning session up to 11 am, in the process the All Jamaica Index trades at 110,281.78 to fall by 2,012.29 points, JSE Market Index declined 1,800.35 points to 99,614.99. The combined index fell 1,738.30 points to be at 103,101.32 and the junior market index 1,013.25, down 4.50 points.
JSE Intra 19- 08-15Today the Treasury bill bid in the monthly auction is opened. This is a day when investors’ minds are historically not focused on the stock market as they await the outcome of interest rates, as well as how successful their bidding turn out to be. The sluggishness in trading in the morning session, could be related to this development. At the close of trading on Tuesday the signals were for a weaker market on Wednesday, today’s slowness should come as no great surprise.
On a day when there were few stocks rising, Cable & Wireless buck the trend with a rise to 45 cents with only 88,668 units, Caribbean Cement traded only 1,011 units at $8.20 for a 20 cents rise, Scotia Group fell back from $24.50 to $24.01 with just 5,000 shares and contributed a large portion of the fall in the indices, Jamaica Stock Exchange that traded at a new high of $9 on Tuesday traded just 2,000 shares at $8.50 but the stock has an offer at $8.20. Mayberry fell 55 cents to $2.85, with 42,467 shares, Radio Jamaica traded 2,500 shares with a loss of 99 cents to $3.01 and Supreme Ventures traded at 11,600 shares and fell $1 to $3.50.
A total of 21 securities with a volume of only 2,160,851 units have traded with 10 stocks declining versus 3 that rose.

JSE up but looks weak at close

Jamaica Stock Exchange Traded at a new high of $9 on Tuesday.

Jamaica Stock Exchange Traded at a new high of $9 on Tuesday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday closed with main market indices recording strong gains but with high levels of stocks rising and falling. The market closed with a high participation rate of 39 securities changing hands accounting for 2,172,400 units trading, valued at $19,484,355 with 15 stocks rising, 14 declining with 3 stocks closing at 52 weeks high, in all market segments.
At the close, the JSE Market Index jumped 687.52 points to 101,415.34, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 768.46 points to close at 112,294.07 and the JSE combined index gained 530.40 points to end at 104,839.62.
JSE sum- 18-08-15r IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading that was very negative with only of 3 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 9 with offers that were lower.
In trading, Cable and Wireless with 154,750 shares changing hands with a loss of 1 cent to end at 43 cents, Caribbean Cement had 50,227 units changing hands with a gain of 50 cents at $8, Carreras traded at $50 with 8,706 shares changing hands, Gleaner closed with 63,082 shares and fell 56 cents at $2.17. Grace Kennedy traded at $64 down $1 with 79,842 shares, Hardware & Lumber ended up at $17, after adding $1 with just 500 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers traded at $6.05 with 8,300 shares changing ownership and lost 94 cents, Jamaica Producers traded at $18.40 with 4,198 shares changing ownership with a loss of 60 cents. JMMB Group traded 20,084 shares at $7.73 to lose 26 cents, with the company reporting strong increase in profit for the first quarter, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 70 cents up at a new high of $9 with only 9,990 shares changing hands. Mayberry Investments had 50,000 shares trading at $3.40, National Commercial Bank traded 62,888 shares at $30, JSE fn Qts-18-08-15Palace Amusement gained $5 in trading 566 shares to end at $65, encouraged by the company reporting earnings of $26.56 per share for the year ended June. Pan Jamaican Investment closed at $62 after trading 27,303 shares to gain $1. Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 30 cents to close at $7.80 while trading 140,000 units, Salada Foods ended with 2,750 units trading at $8.50 with a loss of $1.90. Scotia Group traded 25,980 units to close at $24.50, up 50 cents, Supreme Ventures ended at $4.50, with 20,000 units to be up 50 cents but the bid at the end of the day was at $4 to sell 300,000 units and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 137,105 units at 19 US cents, up from 18.5 US cents.

Scotia Group fall hits JSE indices

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Scotia lost $2 on Friday

Scotia lost $2 on Friday

Scotia Group price fell back $2 and hits the JSE main market indices pretty hard, resulting in big losses on Friday. The Jamaica stock market closed with 8 stocks rising, 11 declining as 24 securities changed hands with 1,830,046 units trading, valued at $8,866,064 and 2 stocks closed at new 52 weeks’ high, in all market segments.
At the close, the JSE Market Index dropped 1,377.83 points to 100,808.67, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index shed 1,540.03 points to close at 111,615.98 and the JSE combined index dipped 1,378.55 points to end at 104,363.81.
JSE sum- 14-08-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with offers that were lower.
In trading, Cable and Wireless ended with 636,069 units changing hands to close 5 cents higher at 45 cents, Caribbean Cement stock rose 35 cents to close at $7.50 with 353,986 units traded, Gleaner closed with 127,400 shares traded to close at $2.71 for a loss of 1 cent, Jamaica Broilers traded at $7 with 18,345 shares changing ownership. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 14,875 shares at a new all-time high of $8.30 to gain $1.29, JMMB Group JSE fn Qts-14-08-15utraded 6,545 units with the price rising 30 cents to end at $7.80, National Commercial Bank traded only 7,843 shares at $30.10. Pan Jamaican Investment closed at $61 after trading 5,484 shares, 9 cents higher, Proven Investments closed at 18.55 US cents after declining 0.45 US cents with 40,884 shares changing hand. Pulse Investments lost 15 cents in trading 62,750 shares to end at 45 cents, Radio Jamaica traded just 20,296 shares to end at $3.95, for a 5 cents fall, Sagicor Group ended trading with 46,300 units at $13 to fall by 10 cents. Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $8.30 while trading 15,274 units, Scotia Group lost $2 and ended with 89,612 units trading at $24 and Jamaica Money Market 7.5% preference ended at $2 with 54,500 units changing hands.

12 stocks up 15 down as JSE indices jump

JSE main market pierced resistance at 108,000 points & is heading to the next resistance level at 115,000 points.

JSE main market pierced resistance at 108,000 points & is heading to the next resistance level at 115,000 points.

The Jamaica stock market closed with 12 stocks rising, 15 declining as 36 securities changed hands with 5,017,857 units trading, valued at $33,419,303 and 3 stocks closed at new 52 weeks’ high one closed at 52 weeks’ low and one traded at an intraday weeks’ 52 high, in all market segments.
At the close, the JSE Market Index gained 676.72 points to 102,186.50, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 756.39 points to close at 113,156.01 and the JSE combined index climbed 660.25 points to end at 105,742.36.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 10 with offers that were lower.
JSE sum- 13-08-15rIn trading, Cable and Wireless ended with 990,000 units changing hands at 40 cents, Caribbean Cement stock fell $1.35 to close at $7.15 but traded as high as $8.60 with 669,805 units traded, Carreras traded 3,200 units to close 50 cents off at $51.50, Desnoes & Geddes had 43,637 shares changing hands at $6.80, up 29 cents. Gleaner closed with 377,400 shares traded at new closing 52 weeks’ high of $2.72 for a gain of 21 cents. Grace Kennedy traded 138,893 shares to end at $64.01, Jamaica Producers gained 20 cents to end at $19 with 3,160 units trading. JP yesterday reported earnings for the second quarter attributable to shareholders of $414 million but the bulk of that it, $319 million came from gain on sale of fixed assets and investments. The year-to-date to June net profit attributable to JP shareholders was $589 million compared to $138 million in 2014 of which $429 million came from gains on disposal of fixed assets and investments. JMMB Group traded JSE fn Qts-13-08-1530,000 units and fell 10 cents to end at $7.50, Mayberry Investments had 149,575 shares trading at $3.15, National Commercial Bank traded 109,682 shares at $30.10 with a decline of 90 cents. Radio Jamaica traded just 59,325 shares to end at $4, for a 30 cents decline, Proven Investments closed at 19 US cents after gaining 1.50 US cents with 255,000 shares changing hands, Sagicor Group ended trading with 30,528 units at $13.10 to add 5 cents. Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $8.30 while trading 27,548 units, Scotia Group lost 45 cents and ended with 61,898 units trading at $26, and Supreme Ventures traded 27,997 shares at $4 after shedding 50 cents and Proven Investments 8% preference ended at a new 52 weeks’ low of $4.96 with 418,000 units changing hands after losing 2 cents.

20 stocks rose to 6 falling on JSE

RJR closed at a new 52 weeks high of $4.30.

RJR closed at a new 52 weeks high of $4.30.

The Jamaica stock market closed with 20 stocks rising, 6 declining as 34 securities changed hands with 7,947,402 units trading, valued at $51,560,091 and 6 stocks closed at new 52 weeks’ high in all market segments.
JSE Market Index gained 276.39 points to 101,233.39, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 308.93 points to close at 112,399.62 and the JSE combined index climbed 207.08 points to end at 105,082.11.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with offers that were lower.
JSE sum- 12-08-15In trading, Cable and Wireless ended with 1,182,806 units changing hands at 40 cents, Caribbean Cement stock gained 51 cents to close at $8.50, Carreras traded 6,834 units to close at $52, Desnoes & Geddes had 43,637 shares changing hands at $6.80, up 29 cents. Gleaner closed with 250,132 shares traded at new closing 52 weeks’ high of $2.51 for a gain of 36 cents. The stock had traded as high as $2.70 during trading. Grace Kennedy traded 72,578 shares to end at $64, Jamaica Broilers had 11,419 shares changing hands, in closing at $7 for a gain of 30 cents. Jamaica Producers (JP)dropped $1.20 to $18.80 with 986,248 units trading. JP reported earnings for the second quarter attributable to shareholders of $414 million but the bulk of that it, $319 million came from gain on sale of fixed assets and investments. The year-to-date to June net profit attributable to JP shareholders was $589 million compared to $138 million in 2014 of which $429 million came from gains on disposal of fixed assets and investments. JMMB Group traded 10,600 units and fell 39 cents to end at $7.60, JSE fn Qts-12-08-15 Mayberry Investments had 219,866 shares trading at $3.15 for a loss of 35 cents, National Commercial Bank traded 44,926 shares at $31 with a gain of 50 cents. Radio Jamaica traded just 8,132 shares to end at $4.30, a new 52 weeks’ high, Sagicor Group ended trading with 17,790 units at $13.05, and lost 15 cents. Proven Investments closed at 17.5 US cents after falling 0.50 US cents with 200,000 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $8.30 while trading 295,742 units, Scotia Group gained 44 cents and ended with 109,216 units trading at $26.45, Scotia Investments ended with 15,000 shares changing hands at $27.99, up 99 cents and Supreme Ventures traded 1,974,455 shares at $4.50, a new all-time high by adding 92 cents.

Bulls & bears jostling for control on JSE

bullBearThe Jamaica stock market closed with 7 stocks rising, 10 declining as 27 securities changed hands with 2,264,841 units trading, valued at $15,471,105 and 6 stocks closed at new 52 weeks’ high in all market segments.
At the close, the JSE Market Index gained 638.23 points to 101,233.39, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 713.37 points to close at 112,090.69 and the JSE combined index climbed 601.76 points to end at 104,875.03.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and junior markets, JSE sum- 11-08-15the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with offers that were lower.
In trading, Cable and Wireless ended with 286,500 units changing hands to end at 39 cents, Caribbean Cement stock gained 74 cents to close at $7.99, Carreras traded 11,949 units to close at $52 after trading at a 52 weeks, intraday high of $52.50, Desnoes & Geddes had 21,400 shares changing hands at $6.51, down 4 cents. Gleaner traded at $2.15, and gained 26 cents after 386,946 shares changed hands. At the close, Gleaner closed with the bids above the last traded price at $2.20 to buy 1,000 shares. Grace Kennedy traded 8,000 shares to end at $63, Jamaica Broilers had 61,000 shares changing hands, in closing at $6.70 for a fall JSE fn Qts-11-08-15of 30 cents. National Commercial Bank traded just 89,384 shares at $30.50 with a gain of 49 cents, at the close the stock was offered at $30.50 to sell 51,623 shares and then after that the bid is at $32.50 to sell 245 units, the only other offers posted are, at $33 to sell 503 units and at $60 to sell 2,000 shares. Radio Jamaica traded just 25,185 shares to end at $4, Sagicor Group ended trading with 195,878 units at $13.20, and lost 30 cents. Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $8.30 while trading 155,507 units, Scotia Group ended with 138,986 units trading at $26.01, Scotia Investments ended with 44,735 shares changing hands at $27 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference traded 46,000 units at $2.

Big jump at JSE on Friday

Scotia pushes market sharply up on Friday

Scotia Group pushes market sharply up on Friday

The Jamaica stock market closed on Friday with strong movement in the indices to hit the highest levels since March 14, 2008 on the all Jamaica Composite index, for the JSE index it’s the highest since September 19, 2008. The market closed with 9 stocks rising, 9 declining as 29 securities changed hands with 5,441,593 units trading, valued at $44,801,033, in all market segments. 4 stocks closed at new 52 weeks’ high. Scotia Group was the main stock contributing to much of the rise.
At the close, the JSE Market Index jumped 1,849.21 points to 100,992.53, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index climbed 2,066.95 points to close at 111,821.48 and the JSE combined index rose 1,994.84 points to end at 104,636.95.
JSE sum- 07-08-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with offers that were lower.
In trading, Cable and Wireless ended with only 5,877 units changing hands and lost 4 cents to end at 40 cents, Caribbean Cement traded 47,000 shares to close at $7.10 after gaining 10 cents, Gleaner traded at $1.52, up 22 cents after 28,300 shares changed hands, in response the merger of the company’s media operations with that of Radio Jamaica. At the close, Gleaner closed with ten bids above the last traded price with the highest at $1.72, during the day the bid was as high as $2.22. Grace Kennedy traded 13,372 shares at $64, Hardware & Lumber lost $2.25 to close at $12.75 with just 2,006 shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers had 11,888 shares changing hands, in closing at $6.37, to record a loss of 63 cents. JSE fn Qts-7-08-15The Jamaica Stock Exchange stock traded 67,824 units at $6.80, for a loss of 20 cents, Mayberry Investments had 292,002 shares trading at $3.10 to gain 10 cents. National Commercial Bank had 35,410 shares trading to close with a 49 cents loss at $30, Radio Jamaica traded just 1,200 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.90 as the price gained 45 cents. Sagicor Group ended trading with 1,017,852 units at $12.96, down 4 cents, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $8.50 while trading 34,000 units, Scotia Group ended with 794,735 units trading as high as $26 but ended at $24, Scotia Investments traded 10,000 shares at $27.08 for an 8 cents rise and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference traded 166,500 units at $2.01..

10 stocks up but JSE fell Wednesday

RJR gained on Wednesday as merger talks with Gleaner media was disclosed

RJR gained on Wednesday as merger talks with Gleaner media was disclosed

The Jamaica Stock Market closed on Wednesday with losses in the main market indices with 10 stocks rising, 5 declining as 28 securities changed hands with 1,853,544 units trading, valued at $34,491,265 29, in all market segments with 2 stocks closing at new 52 weeks’ high. At the close, the JSE Market Index fell 296.39 points to 99,143.32, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index declined 331.29 points to close at 109,754.53 and the JSE combined index loss 198.77 points to end at 102,642.11.
JSE sum- 05-08-15r IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator showed a reading of 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with offers that were lower.
In trading, Cable and Wireless with 150,300 units changing hands gained 5 cents to end at 44 cents, Caribbean Cement traded 15,442 shares to close at $7 after shedding 10 cents, Carreras had 44,200 units trading to close at $52, Grace Kennedy traded only 1,335 shares and ended $1 lower at $64. Jamaica Broilers had 61,198 shares changing hands, in closing at $7, to record a new 52 weeks’ high after gaining 54 cents. Jamaica Producers added 4 cents to $18.85 with 15,000 units trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange stock traded 4,480 units at $7, National Commercial Bank had 348,023 JSE fn Qts-5-08-15shares trading and closed with a 49 cents gain to end at $30.49, Radio Jamaica ended with 127,887 shares changing hands at 44 cents higher at $3.45, Sagicor Group ended trading with 7,645 units at $13, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $8.60 while trading 5,387 units with a gain of 60 cents. Scotia Group ended with 777,213 units trading at $24, for 1 cent rise, Proven Investments traded 20,100 ordinary shares at 18 US cents, down 1 cent. Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share closed with 50,000 units changing hands at $2.01.

JSE pushes higher on Tuesday

Jamaica Broilers jumped sharply on Tuesday to end at $6.50

Jamaica Broilers jumped sharply on Tuesday to end at $6.50

The Jamaica Stock Market closed on Tuesday with strong movement in the indices, as 13 stocks rise, 6 fell and 28 securities changed hands, with 9,621,142 units trading, valued at $29,054,581, in all market segments, 2 stocks closing at new 52 weeks’ high. Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded as a new intraday high of $9.10 but closed lower. At the close, the JSE Market Index gained 861.33 points to 99,439.71, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 962.74 points to close at 110,085.82 and the JSE combined index added 1,043.92 points to end at 102,840.88.
JSE sum- 04-08-15r IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator showed a reading of 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with offers that were lower.
In trading, Cable and Wireless ended with 3,100,287 units changing hands and lost 3 cents to 39 cents, Caribbean Cement traded 10,250 shares to close at $7.10 after shedding 35 cents, Carreras gained $1 with 6,385 units trading to close at $52, Gleaner traded at $1.30, up 5 cents after 20,000 shares changed hands. Grace Kennedy traded only 1,830 shares at $65, Jamaica Broilers had 18,800 shares changing hands, in closing at $6.50, to record a new 52 weeks’ high. The Jamaica Stock Exchange stock traded 200,445 units at $7, Mayberry Investments had another large trade amounting to 3,982,668 shares trading between $2.75 JSE fn Qts-4-08-15and $3. National Commercial Bank had 75,894 shares trading and closed with a 25 cents gain to end at $30, Sagicor Group ended trading with 169,015 units at $13, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $8 while trading 584,560 units and traded as high as $9.10 for a new intraday high. The fund had reported before trading, profit of 8 cents per share in the June quarter, down from 11 cents in the June 2014 quarter and 46 cents per share to June, this year versus 27 cents for the six months to June last year. Scotia Group ended with 6,348 units trading at $23.99, for 1 cent fall and Proven Investments traded 15,625 ordinary shares at 19 US cents.