12 stocks rose 5 fell on JSE Wednesday

Carreras closed at a new 52 weeks' high on Wednesday as investors pushed the stock to $45 at the close.

Carreras closed at a new 52 weeks’ high on Wednesday as investors pushed the stock to $45 at the close.

Wednesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 12 stocks rising, 5 declining as 25 securities changed hands, ending in 7,797,647 units trading, valued at $31,654,420, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 493.53 points to 78,307.17, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 551.80 points to 86,269.36 and the JSE combined index gained 431.35 points 80,233.08.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with offers that were lower.
Kingston Properties closed up 50 cents to $7.50 on Wednesday

Kingston Properties closed up 50 cents to $7.50 on Wednesday

Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing with 36,956 units while gaining 16 cents to $2.41. Carreras closed with 57,242 units with a gain of $2 to a new 52 weeks’ high of $45, Kingston Properties closing with 100,000 shares trading 50 cents higher to $7.50, National Commercial Bank ended trading with 23,030 shares with an increase of 5 cents to $20.50. Radio Jamaica closing with 2,405 shares while gaining 1 cent to $1.11, Sagicor Group finishing with 448,735 shares as the price moved up 5 cents, to $10.30 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund trading 45,120 shares to end with an increase of 10 cents to $6.80.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless closed with 13,017 shares changing hands to close at 50 cents, Grace Kennedy had 32,532 units trading at $60, Jamaica Broilers closed with 11,229 shares changing hands at $4.05, Jamaica Money Market Brokers ending with 2,369 shares trading at $7, Mayberry Investments ending with 3,765 units trading at $2, Pan Jamaican Investment finished with 43,700 shares changing hands at $53.
JSE sum 11-2-15rv Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the close of the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes closing with 6,000 units, the price slipped 3 cents to $4.82, Proven Investments finishing with 120,400 units, ended 1 cent down to 19 US cents and Scotia Investments in trading 10,400 shares closed lower by 44 cents, to $22.56.
Preference| Brokers 8.75% preference share ended trading with 1,040,303 units changing hands and gained 8 cents to $3.10, a 52 weeks’ high and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share finished with 716,489 units trading at $2.

8 JSE stocks rise 4 down on Tuesday

Carreras closed at a new 52 weeks' high of $43 on Tuesday.

Carreras closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $43 on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange picked up somewhat from Monday’s poor showing but it still remains at extreme low levels, and resulted in the prices of 8 stocks rising, 4 declining as 24 securities changed hands, ending in 2,488,709 units trading, valued at $9,886,268, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 136.66 points to 77,813.64, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 152.80 points to close at 85,717.56 and the JSE combined index declined by 61.43 points to close at 79,801.73.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless closing with 456,902 shares trading, rising 5 cents to 50 cents, after the parent company indicated that revenues climbed 27 percent in the December quarter for the Jamaican subsidiary. Carreras closed with 61,408 units and put on $1 to close at a new 52 weeks’ high of $43, Grace Kennedy ending trading with 16,643 shares and increased 5 cents to $60, National Commercial Bank closing with 12,697 shares while gaining 5 cents to $20.45, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished with 17,000 shares as the price jumped 5 cents to $6.70 and Scotia Investments in trading 7,733 shares, ended with an increase of 45 cents to $23.
JSe sum 10-2-15 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Berger Paints trading as 3,000 shares changed hands at $1.56, Caribbean Cement finishing with 5,624 shares changing hands at $2.25, Kingston Wharves trading 239,137 shares and closed at $6. Palace Amusement finished with 3,000 units trading at $66, Pan Jamaican Investment closed with 9,450 units at $53 and Sagicor Group ending trading with 16,470 shares changing hands at $10.25.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Broilers closing with 37,000 shares, 14 cents lower to $4.05. Proven Investments ending trading with just 1,548 shares, 1.02 cents down to 20 US cents, Salada Foods closing with just 100 units to fall 9 cents to $10.30 and Scotia Group finishing with 15,656 units with a 15 cents decline to $20.35.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share closed with 778,511 units trading at $2.

Trading levels sink on JSE

New Scotia banking centre in Montego Bay

New Scotia banking centre in Montego Bay

Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange was paltry, resulting in the prices of only 2 stocks rising and 7 declining as only 18 securities changed hands, ending in only 402,840 units trading, valued at a mere $4,272,180, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 1,170.35 points to 77,950.30, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 1,308.51 points to close at 85,870.36 and the JSE combined index declined by 1,104.31 points to close at 79,863.16.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Broilers trading 3,900 units and closed at with a gain of 4 cents to $4.19 and Pan Jamaican Investment with 20,227 share closed 95 cents higher at $53.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Carreras finished with 3,628 shares trading at $42, Proven Investments closed with 34,819 shares trading at 21.02 US cents and Sagicor Group finished with 41,010 shares changing hands at $10.25.
JSEs um 9-2-15 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing with 34,514 shares changing hands, fell 5 cents to $2.25, Grace Kennedy ending trading with 2,100 shares, lost 5 cents at $59.95. Jamaica Money Market Brokers closing with 5,000 units as the price slipped 10 cents to $7, National Commercial Bank finished with 13,003 shares trading 10 cents lower to $20.40, Sagicor Real Estate Fund trading 76,845 shares and closed with a loss of 34 cents to $6.50 and Scotia Group closing with 18,990 units, to fall $1.49 to $20.50.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 35,400 units at $3.02.

Moderate JSE trading Wednesday

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Wednesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 6 stocks rising 5 declining as just 19 securities changed hands, ending in only 836,056 units trading, valued at a mere $4,310,061, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost a mere 0.62 points to 77,527.63, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 0.68 points to close at 85,397.80 and the JSE combined index gained 43.55 points to close at 79,471.25.
JSE sum 4-2-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 with the offer lower.
Gains| Only 2 stocks closed higher at the end of trading in the main market on Wednesday with Sagicor Real Estate Fund closing with 2,500 shares trading, 11 cents up to $6.85 and Kingston Wharves ending with 3,300 units trading 40 cents higher to $6.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Carreras closing with 29,715 shares at $41, after trading as high as $42. Ciboney had 245,980 units changing hands at 7 cents, Grace Kennedy ended with 2,483 shares changing hands at $61.90 and Proven Investments ended with 2,780 shares trading at 21 US cents.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing trading with 23,893 shares, ending lower by 10 cents to $2.30, Desnoes & Geddes closing with 53,186 shares changing hands, 10 cents down to $4.80. National Commercial Bank concluding trading with only 5,632 shares changing hands to end 9 cents lower at $20.41, Sagicor Group finished with only 280 units changing hands, losing 25 cents to $10.25 and Scotia Group in trading 76,537 units closed at 23 cents lower to $20.02.
Preference| Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 95,651 units at $5.

JSE up more gains ahead

NCB_TheAtrium280x150Prices were mostly up in trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on the first trading day of February, in continuation of a pattern of rising prices being dominant from early October, last year. A number of market indicators continue to point to a strong rally ahead for local stocks. National Commercial Bank dominated trading with more than 27 million units trading as Mayberry Investments sold most of them and Scotia Investments bought most. Both brokers were acting on behalf of clients.
More stocks gained on Monday than declined, resulting from the prices of 9 stocks rising, 3 declining as 22 securities changed hands, ending in 27,680,503 units trading, valued at $563,375,725, in all market segments. Two stocks closed at new 52 weeks’ high.
strong> Main Market Indices| The JSE Market Index gained 662.29 points to 77,201.46, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 740.46 points to close at 85,033.12 and the JSE combined index gained 758 points to close at 79,171.24.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 2 with lower offers, including Montego Bay Ice Company that seldom trades.

Carreras closed at a new 52 weeks' high of $41 on Monday. Poised to go higher.

Carreras closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $41 on Monday. Poised to go higher.

Gains| Stocks gaining based on the last traded prices, at the close of the main market are, Caribbean Cement ending with 7,800 shares while gaining 4 cents to $2.40, Carreras finishing trading with 37,223 shares and rising $1.50 to a new 52 weeks’ high of $41. Jamaica Money Market Brokers ending with 5,000 ordinary shares with an increase of 17 cents to $6.77, National Commercial Bank closed with 27,173,167 shares, the price climbed 30 cents to a new 52 weeks’ high of $20.20 and Pan Jamaican Investment in trading 7,293 units and put on 95 cents to $52.50.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless closed with 10,000 units trading at 50 cents, Gleaner concluding trading with 416 shares changing hands at 81 cents, Grace Kennedy finished with 3,533 shares trading at $62, Proven Investments in trading 2,420 shares closed at 21 US cents, Sagicor Group closed with 62,506 shares trading at $10, Sagicor Real Estate Fund had 66,350 units trading at $6.70 and Scotia Group closed with 131,483 shares changing hands at $20.05.
JSE sum 2-2-15 Declines| Scotia Investments was the sole stock in the main market to end with a loss while 5,000 shares changed hands to close lower by 45 cents to $22.55 units.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 300 units to close at $2 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 5,000 units to end with an increase of 2 cents to $3.02.

2 new highs, 7 stocks rise 2 declined

138 Student Living closed at a new high on Friday

138 Student Living, the stock closed at a new high on Friday

Friday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 2 stocks making new all-time highs as 7 stocks rose and only 2 declined. A total of 18 securities changed hands, ending in 5,219,205 units trading, valued at $27,852,702, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 176.81 points to 76,539.17, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell/ decline 197.68 points to close at 84,292.66 and the JSE combined index gained declined 40.34 points to close at 78,413.24.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator maintains a bullish stance with 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras finishing with 129,395 shares while gaining 80 cents to close at $39.50. Recently listed, 138 Student Living ending with 2,775,000 units 30 cents higher, at a new all-time high of $4.40 and Proven Investments closed with 100,000 shares while gaining 0.04 cents 21 US cents.
JSE sum 30-1-15 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless having 557,504 units trading at 50 cents. Caribbean Cement closed with 18,006 shares changing hands at $2.36, Desnoes & Geddes finished with 284,000 units trading to end at $4.90, Grace Kennedy finished with 4,665 units traded at $62, Jamaica Producers had 287 shares changing hands at $17. Pan Jamaican Investment ending with 1,100 units trading, to end at $52.01, Sagicor Group ending with 224,299 shares trading at $10 and Scotia Investments closed with 287 shares trading at $23.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Supreme Ventures in trading 104,000 units and lost 15 cents in closing at $2 and National Commercial Bank closing with 27,860 shares trading lower by 10 cents to $19.90.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 5,700 shares trading at $2 and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 391,000 units traded at $5

More stocks fall than rise on JSE

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Thursday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 7 stocks rising, 10 declining as 26 securities changed hands, ending in 7,488,109 units trading, valued at $56,492,650, in all market segments. This marks the 6th day out of the last seven trading days that declining stocks over powered advancing ones.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 561.70 points to 76,715.98, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 628 points to close at 84,490.34 and the JSE combined index declined by 603.28 points to close at 78,453.58.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator continues to reflect a bullish tone with 11 stocks having bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Berger Paints ending with 304,683 shares while gaining 1 cent to $1.56, Cable & Wireless in trading 180,243 units, closed with a gain of 2 cents at 50 cents. Carreras closed with 30,173 shares trading, rising 10 cents to $38.70, National Commercial Bank had 1,225,960 units changing hands and put on 10 cent to $20 and Scotia Investments closed with 400 shares to end with an increase of 49 cents at $23.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Ciboney ending with 103,600 shares changing hands at 7 cents, Gleaner finishing with 41,928 shares trading at 81 cents, Mayberry Investments in trading 5,980 units closed at $1.98 and Supreme Ventures closed with 1,856 shares trading at $2.15 units.
JSE sum 29-1-15 Rv Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement trading 25,445 units with the price slipping 1 cent to $2.36, Grace Kennedy with 46,589 shares trading, fell 40 cents at $62, Jamaica Broilers had 18,920 shares changing hands to close 1 cent lower to $4, Pan Jamaican Investment closed with 400 units to end down by $3.49 to $52.01. Proven Investments ended with 621,276 units with the price falling 0.4 cents 20.6 US cents, Sagicor Group finished with 233,229 shares and fell 12 cents to $10, Scotia Group had 155,896 units trading as the price slipped 5 cents to $20.05 and Seprod closed with 14,000 shares trading lower by 20 cents to $11.90.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 1,133,000 units trading to end at $2.

9 stocks rise 13 fall PanJam up $3.50

Pan Jamaican Head office

Pan Jamaican Head office

Wednesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange,saw Pan Jamaican Investment share rising $3.50 and Jamaica Producers gaining $1.170, the largest gains for the day. Trading resulted in the prices of 9 stocks rising and 13 declining as 28 securities changed hands, ending in 13,390,665 units trading, valued at $$56,272,741, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 217.78 points to 77,277.68, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 243.49 points to close at 85,118.34 and the JSE combined index gained 124.23 points to close at 79,056.86.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing with 15,100 units to close with a gain of 2 cents to $2.37. Carreras closed with 37,672 units and put on 60 cents to $38.60, Desnoes & Geddes concluding trading with, 50,000 shares to end with an increase of 10 cents to $4.90, Jamaica Broilers closed with 10,482,208 units to close 1 cent higher at $4.01, Jamaica Producers ending with 52,385 shares as the price jumped at $1.30 to $17, Pan Jamaican Investment closed with 550 shares as the price climbed $3.50 to $55.50 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund concluding trading with 7,800 shares traded with a gain of 5 cents to $6.70.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Ciboney exchanging a mere 200 shares at 7 cents followed by Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 6,647 ordinary shares trading to end at $6.60 and Proven Investments closing with 59,440 shares trading at 21 US cents.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless closing with 909,774 units trading as the price slipped 2 cents to 48 cents. JSE sum 28-1-15Grace Kennedy had only 290 shares changing hands to close lower by 17 cents at $62.40, Hardware & Lumber ended with 35,500 units trading to close lower by $1.01 at $6.50, Mayberry Investments ended with 1,020 units trading, the price slipped 2 cents to $1.98, National Commercial Bank in trading 167,784 shares closed 10 cents lower to $19.90. Sagicor Group closed with 212,060 units, the price slipped 8 cents to $10.12, Scotia Group had 76,218 shares changing hands at 40 cents to $20.10, Scotia Investments closed with 4,040 units trading as the price slipped 4 cents to $22.51 and Seprod ending with 31,164 units trading at 40 cents to $12.10.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded, ending with 79,152 units changing hands at $2.

Carreras climbs $2.29 pushes JSE

Carreras 4 Carreras closed trading at $39.50 to end the day at a new 52 weeks’ high and Scotia Group after hitting $21.99 with 739,792 shares by mid-day, closed at $20.50 and were the main contributors to a strong increase in the main market indices on Friday. The gains were not adequate to stop the overall market from registering the third consecutive day of declining stocks out numbering advancing ones.
Activity on the overall Jamaican stock market, resulted in the prices of 6 stocks rising and 9 declining as 29 securities changed hands, ending in 5,019,576 units trading, valued at $36,430,375, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 1,175.44 points to 77,828.04, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 1,314.20 points to close at 85,733.67 and the JSE combined index gained 1,070.76 points to close at 79,654.74.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with offers that were lower.

Scotiabank shares helped to push the index in Fridays trading.

Scotiabank shares helped to push the index in Fridays trading.

Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement ending with 12,825 units changing hands, to close with a gain of 5 cents at $2.35. Carreras swapped 124,240 shares to close with a gain of $2.29 at $39.50, the highest price it closed at since, November 6, 2013 when it then closed at $40. Jamaica Money Market Brokers closed with 93,329 ordinary shares trading, with a gain of 2 cents to $6.57, Scotia Investments contributed 5,000 units in trading to close 4 cents higher at $22.55 and Supreme Ventures had 10,600 shares changing hands, the price gained 15 cents to $2.15.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Berger Paints in trading 1,569 units ended at $1.55, Cable & Wireless closed with 31,881 shares changing hands at 50 cents. Ciboney ended with 10,000 shares trading at 7 cents, Desnoes & Geddes closed with 909,979 units trading to end at $4.80, Jamaica Broilers closed with 89,998 units traded at $4, Jamaica Stock Exchange finished with 10,000 units changing hands at $2. Kingston Wharves exchanged only 827 units at $5.60, Mayberry Investments traded at $2, in swapping ownership of 200,406 shares, Proven Investments traded 17,000 shares at 21 US cents, Radio Jamaica closed with 800 shares changing hands at $1.30 and Scotia Group ended up with 750,762 shares changing hands at $20.50.
jse sum 23-1-15 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Gleaner closing with 64,463 units trading as the price slipped 5 cents to 80 cents, for a new 52 weeks low, Grace Kennedy finished with 23,770 shares trading lower by 50 cents to $62.50, Kingston Properties closed with 29,925 shares changing hands to close lower by 50 cents at $7, National Commercial Bank closed with 50,453 units as the price slipped 19 cents to $19.31, Pan Jamaican Investment finished with 26,363 units trading, the price eased by 10 cents to $52, Radio Jamaica ended with 560 shares trading lower by 15 cents to $10.05 and Sagicor Group closed trading with 10,947 units as the price slipped 30 cents to $6.65.
Preference| Eppley 10% preference share traded 34,500 units at $6 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share ended with 1,773,100 units trading at $2.

Falling stocks have upper hand again

Thursday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of only 5 stocks rising and 9 declining as 25 securities changed hands, ending in 2,661,715 units trading, valued at $5,515,538, in all market segments.
JSE 22-1-15Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 502.11 points to 76,652.60, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 561.39 points to close at 84,419.47 and the JSE combined index declined by 532.87 points to close at 78,583.98.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 2 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras finishing with 5,452 shares, while gaining 6 cents to reach $37.21. National Commercial Bank traded 17,679 shares with the price gaining 48 cents to end at $19.50 and Grace Kennedy ended with only 1,000 units, the price rise to 95 cents to $63.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Berger Paints ending with 35,207 shares trading to close at $1.55. Cable & Wireless finished with 929,431 shares changing hands to close at 50 cents, Desnoes & Geddes finished with 200 units trading at $4.80, Gleaner ended with 7,017 shares changing hands at 85 cents and Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 10,100 shares at $6.95.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing with 10,749 units trading, the price slipped 2 cents to $2.30. Jamaica Broilers finished traded 135,621 shares lower by 3 cents, to $4, Kingston Wharves closed with 523 shares changing hands to close lower by 4 cents at $5.60, Pan Jamaican Investment ended trading with 3,330 units, the price fell 90 cents, to $52.10. Sagicor Group finished with 18,730 units trading as the price declined by 10 cents to $10.20 and Scotia Group closed with 21,116 units trading 45 cents lower at $20.50.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share had 1,373,086 units changing hands to close at $2 and the junior listing, Eppley 9.5% preference share closed with 3,988 units trading at $6.