JMMB dominates trading as JSE rises

JMMB_Building600x250 JMMB Group dominated trading with 9.9 million units valued at $74.5 million on Wednesday in activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange but the stock price was up only moderately.
In trading the prices of 14 stocks rose, 6 declined as 28 securities changed hands, ending in 13,740,198 units trading, valued at $109,298,383, with two new closing 52 weeks’ high, in all market segments but with Jamaica Broilers trading at a 52 weeks’ high during the day.
TheJSE Market Index gained 661.40 points to 97,257.91, theJSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 739.27 points to close at 107,647.14 and the JSE combined index gained 659.28 points to end at 99,953.05.
Stocks trading include, JSE sum 17-6-15Caribbean Cement adding 800,705 shares to gain 40 cent to close at $5.40 for a new closing 52 weeks’ high, Desnoes & Geddes lost 40 cents to $7.60 with 7,235 shares trading, Hardware and Lumber traded 210,000 shares at $18 but the bid that was at $18 was moved down to $16, shortly the trade. Jamaica Broilers had 47,213 shares trading to close at $5.45 for a gain of 25 cents but traded earlier in the day at $6. JMMB Group traded 9,935,904 shares at $7.50, up from $7.41 on Tuesday, the shares were sold in 10 lots by JMMB Securities and all but 96,142 were purchased by NCB Capital Markets for clients. Mayberry traded 147,3000 shares at $2.88, National Commercial Bank trading only 4,777 shares as high as at $29.99 but closed at $29.45, Pan Jamaican Investment closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $63.51 with only 5,000 shares but traded at $63.75 during the day. JSE fn qts 17-6-15Sagicor Group in trading 1,773,139 shares, ended up 10 cents higher at $12.40 at the close. Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 30 cents in trading 23,151 units and closed at $8, Scotia Group ended with 61,864 shares at $23.11, Supreme Ventures had 59,656 shares trading at $3.70 at the end and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 143,000 units to lose 1 cent and close at $2.99.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 11 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with offers that were lower well down on the 19 bids and 7 offers on Tuesday.

JSE up in early trading

With an hour of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange having passed, there are JSE Intra 17-6-15gains in all the main indices with the main market indices up a bit.
Helping the indices move up are National Commercial Bank trading at $29.99 for a 53 cents gain, Caribbean Cement adding 10 cent to $5.10 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund trading a $8. The prices of 9 stocks have gained and 3 declined as 16 securities has traded with a total volume of 1.36 million units. The main market has so far had 11 stocks being active while 5 stocks traded in the junior market.
TheJSE Market Index gained 600.58 points to 97,197.09 the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 671.29 points to 107,579.16 at and the JSE combined index added 618.66 points to end at 99,912.43, the junior market index climbed 5.78 to 912.97.

Falling prices dominate with 15 down

 Carreras dominated with $64.8M in value

Carreras dominated with $64.8M in value

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 7 stocks rising, 15 declining as 28 securities changed hands, ending in 4,785,392 units trading, valued at $101,683,594, in all market segments as Carreras dominated trading with shares valued at $64.8 million. For the first time in a few weeks there were no stocks at new 52 week’s high at the close.
TheJSE Market Index lost just 3.39 points to 96,596.51, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 3.79 points to close at 108,907.87 and the JSE combined index gained 28.63 points to end at 99,293.77.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 19 stocks with bids higher than JSE sum 16-6-15 their last selling prices and 7 with offers that were lower, an indication that the number of stocks likely to gain on Wednesday should outnumber the ones declining.
In trading, Cable & Wireless put on 2 cents with 431,297 units changing hands to close at 46 cents. Caribbean Cement rose 1 cent while trading 121,350 shares at $5, Carreras gained 28 cents in trading 1,341,078 to end at $48.35, with NCB Capital Market s being the main broker selling and Sagicor Investments the main broker buying. Grace Kennedy suffered a decline by 40 cents with 8,919 shares changing hands at $63.50, Hardware & Lumber traded 50,000 shares at $18, with just one trade. Jamaica Broilers slipped 30 cents with 23,654 shares trading to close at $5.20, followed by Kingston Wharves that fell 15 cents to $6.40 with only 725 units trading, JSE fn Qts 16-6-15National Commercial Bank traded 528,170 units to close at $29.46 down from the last traded on Monday of $30, as the price slipped 54 cents. Sagicor Group fell 30 cents to $12.30 with 94,210 shares changing hands. The price of Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 10 cents, with 42,375 shares changing hands, to end at $7.70. Scotia Investments fell 72 cents as 25,291 shares traded to close at $26.28 and Proven Investments traded 595,502 shares at 21 US cents, down from 21.05 US cents on Monday, after 467,745 units were traded in the morning session, at 22 US cents.

JSE inches up on Monday

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Sagicor traded at a new 52 weeks' high on Monday

Sagicor traded at a new 52 weeks’ high on Monday

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 14 stocks rising, 10 declining as 33 securities changed hands, ending in 5,016,448 units trading, valued at $23,000,266 and 4 stocks closing at new 52 weeks’ high, in all market segments.
TheJSE Market Index gained 71.71 points to 96,599.90, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 80.16 points to close at 106,911.66 and the JSE combined index gained 34.45 points to end at 99,265.14.
JSE sum 15-6-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 with offers that were lower.
Stocks trading include, Cable & Wireless traded 830,959 units at 44 cents, Caribbean Cement ended with 42,304 shares changing hands at $4.99 after gaining 14 cents. Carreras closed with 47,127 stocks units trading and lost 93 cents at $48.07, Desnoes & Geddes gained 45 cents with just 1,404 units trading, to end at $8, Grace Kennedy had 3,560 shares changing hands after losing 5 cents to end at $63.90. Hardware & Lumber traded 20,000 stocks units with a loss of $1 to close at $18. Jamaica Broilers traded 250,000 shares at $5.50 after shedding 25 cents, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 9,331 shares to close unchanged at $6.35, JMMB Group closed with 23,587 shares changing hands at $7.45 for a 15 rise, Mayberry Investments had 11,195 units changing hands at $2.88, JSE clse qts- 15-6-15National Commercial Bank traded 48,527 units to close at $30, after gaining 50 cents. Pulse Investments had 306,000 shares trading at a 52 weeks’ high of 55 cents, to record a gain of 10 cents. Radio Jamaica traded 25,185 stocks units with a loss of 1 cent, to close at $3, Sagicor Group traded 776,521 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $12.60, after putting on 54 cents, Scotia Group ended with 14,717 shares trading unchanged at $23.10. Seprod ended with 19,041 shares changing hands at $15.45 for a gain of 7 cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 435,206 units at $2 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 324,497 units at $3.

Rising stocks outnumber decliners

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 16 stocks rising, 5 declining as 29 securities changed hands, ending in 2,166,650 units trading, valued at $9,438,928, and 8 stocks trading at new 52 weeks’ high, in all market segments. Trading was characterized by number of the stocks trading recorded relatively high levels of price movements.
JSE sum 9-6-15TheJSE Market Index gained 411.58 points to 98,200.49, theJSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 460.04 points to close at 108,700.70 and the JSE combined index put on 519.16 points to end at 100,983.07.
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 4 with offers that were lower.
Stocks trading include, Barita Investments losing 14 cents with 334,867 shares trading to end at $2.51, Caribbean Cement with 365,811 shares closing at $5, Carreras ending with a 50 cents loss with 9,995 units to close at $49.50, Desnoes & Geddes traded 608 shares to rise cents to $8 having gained 45 cents. JSE fn Qts 9-6-15Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 37,000 units after the company announced a 53 cents dividend, payable in July and closed at $5.75 with a gain of 75 cents for a new high, National Commercial Bank ended with 42,811 shares changing hands $1 higher to end at $30. Pan Jamaican Investment traded 10,000 units to gain $1.50 and end at a 52 weeks’ high of $63.50, Sagicor Group ended with 121,095 shares trading at $12.06 for a 5 cents gain. Scotia Group had just 11,600 units trading to close $1.01 down at $24.50, Scotia Investments traded only 3,000 units to close up by $3.57 to $29.85, Supreme Ventures enjoyed trading in 21,700 shares at $3.60 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 113,120 units at $2.11 for a 19 cents dip.

JSE struggles to break out

Buyers are willing to buy proven at a PE of 48, by far the highest in the market.

Buyers are willing to buy proven at a PE of 48, by far the highest in the market.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continues to struggle to move decisively away from the 108,000 point level, the previous point of resistance now turn support, on the all Jamaican composite index. In Friday’s trading the market pulled back from just under 110,000 points it closed ta on Thursday.
Trading in the market resulted in the prices of 10 stocks rising, 8 declining as 31 securities changed hands, ending in 4,581,896 units trading, valued at $24,655,549, in all market segments and 3 stocks closed a new 52 weeks’ high, in all market segments. The main market of the JSE Market Index lost 1,163.43 points to 98,088.54, theJSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 1,300.42 points to close at 108,575.56 and the JSE combined index dropped by 1,097.94 points to end at 100,748.95.
JSe sum 5-6-15 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 just 2 with offers that were lower. The indications from pass comparisons with the next day actual performance suggests that the numbers of stocks likely to rise on the next trading day will be close to the number of higher bids but the negatives number could end being 2 to 4 times the above lower bids.
In trading, Cable & Wireless continues to shed cents from the stock price as it traded 105,232 shares, to end at 43 cents 2 cents down. Caribbean Cement had just 10,000 shares trading, but it lost 20 cents to close at $4.80, Carreras had just 3,200 units changing hands at $1 higher to $51, Jamaica Stock Exchange had 15,850 units changing hands for 5 cents more to reach a new 52 weeks closing high of $5.05 JSE fn 5-6-15as the board of the company meets on Monday coming, to declare a dividend. National Commercial Bank lost 60 cents while trading 131,412 units to end at $29, Sagicor Group finished with 25,900 shares to close at $12, Proven Investments traded a good volume of 368,945 shares to close at 21 US cents, but finished with the bid at US 22 cents for a hand full of shares. If the stock should trade at this level the valuation would be a PE ratio of 48 times ongoing earnings, well above any other stock on the exchange. Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.25% preference share trading 1.8 million units and the 8.75% preference share ending with 999,225 shares.

JSE records gains as 12 stock rose

JSE closed at a new high on Thursday of $5

JSE closed at a new high on Thursday of $5

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 12 stocks rising, 8 declining as 28 securities changed hands, ending in 29,030,930 units trading, valued at $172,290,893, in all market segments.The market continues to record new 52 weeks’ high with 4 new highs recorded at the end of trading in the main and junior markets.
The JSE Market Index rose by 850.14 points to 99,251.97, JSE sum 4-6-15the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 950.23 points to close at 109,875.98 and the JSE combined index gained 909.48 points to end at 101,846.89.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 11 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with offers that were lower.
After two hours of trading on Thursday there was heavy trading in a number of stocks. The big trades for the day are Caribbean Cement with 4,504,011 shares to close at $4.80, the vast majority traded at $5. Carreras traded 528,878 units to end at $50, Jamaica Broilers with 3,019,120 shares changing hands, closed at $5.50, Scotia Group traded 1,103,300 shares with the price closing unchanged at $25.50 as Scotia Investment bought most of those to trade. Supreme Ventures had 8,559,749 shares traded to end at $3.50, down 25 cents and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 836,000 units with a gain of 19 cents to end at $2.30.
Elsewhere in the market, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 21,150 units to end with a gain JSE fnl qts 4-6-15of 20 cents to a new closing high of $5. National Commercial Bank with 248,135 shares closed at $29.60 to end with a 5 cents gain, Pan Jamaican Investment traded 5,678 shares to close 3 cents higher at a new 52 weeks high of $60.55, Pulse Investments traded 300,000 units at 45 cents, to gain 9 cents for a new 52 weeks high. Sagicor Group had 388,585 shares trading to close at $12, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 418,797 shares at $7.60, up 50 cents on the day, Scotia Investments exchanged 20,028 shares to close at $26.28 and Proven Investments traded 146,255 shares at 21 US cents.

Declining stocks outpace advancers

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 10 stocks rising, 13 declining as 33 securities changed hands, ending in 9,407,399 units trading, valued at $83,136,775, with 4 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ high, in all market segments.
The JSE Market Index lost 787.71 points to 98,401.83, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index declined 880.45 points to close at 108,925.75 and the JSE combined index dropped by 631.19 points to end at 100,937.41.
JSE sum fn 3-6-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 9 with offers that were lower. The indication is for fluidity in price movements on Thursday and the likelihood of declining stocks out numbering advancing ones.
In trading, Berger Paints traded 71,289 units at $3, Caribbean Cement had 201,560 units trading at $5 after dropping 10 cents. Interestingly, even as Cable & Wireless posted a large loss after taking a $7 billion one off extra ordinary expense hit, the stock traded 649,000 units between 50 cents and the closing price of 48 cents, the same as on Tuesday. Carreras traded 483,380 units at $50, after falling $1.50, Gleaner Company had 219,403 shares trading at $1, Hardware & Lumber closed with 38,638 shares trading unchanged at $18, Jamaica Broilers having 2,428,147 units trading with the price holding at $5.18 after slipping from $5.50 earlier in the day, to end the day down 7 cents. JMMB Group lost 79 cents while it traded 1,130,033 units as the price closed at $7.71, following poor profit results in the final quarter of the fiscal year to March.JSE fn qts 03-6-15 Mayberry Investments had 1,099,821 units trading 4 cents lower at $3.05. One million units of the stock were sold by JMMB Securities and Mayberry bought them for in house purposes. National Commercial Bank ended with 81,153 units changing hands 35 cents down at $29.55, Pan Jamaican Investment traded 4,078 units 2 cents higher for a new 52 weeks’ high of $60.52. Sagicor Group had 1,199,248 shares trading at $12, after slipping 5 cents, Scotia Group had 315,085 units changing hands to end 250 cents higher at $25.50 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference shares closed with 295,000 units trading to end at $2.11.

15 stocks rose 10 declined on JSE

JSE traded at a new all-time high of $4.80 to record a gain of 220% for the year to date

JSE traded at a new all-time high of $4.80 to record a gain of 220% for the year to date

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 15 stocks rising, 10 declining as 42 securities changed hands, ending in 5,509,275 units trading, valued at $30,879,690, in all market segments.
TheJSE Market Index lost 484.92 points to 99,189.54, theJSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 542.01 points to close at 11109,806.20 and the JSE combined index gained 850.26 points to end at 101,568.60.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with offers that were lower.
Market activity saw, Cable & Wireless ending with 1,359,285 shares to close at 48 cents, after losing 2 cents but the stock traded as low as 45 cents after the company reported a huge $9 billion loss including an exceptional charge of $7 billion, after trading closed on Monday. JSE sum 2-6-15 Caribbean Cement had 70,900 shares trading at $5.10, to record a gain of 10 cents. Carreras traded of $51.50 and lost 50 cents but with just 6,272 shares, Desnoes & Geddes had 38,161 units changing hands at $7.50, for a loss of 5 cents, Hardware & Lumber traded 72,196 shares between a new intra-day high of $19 and the closing price of $18, Jamaica Broilers traded 206,666 units to close at $5.25 with a 30 cents loss. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 5,000 units at a new high of $4.80 after gaining 30 cents. JMMB Group gained 5 cents, with 14,350 shares to close at $8.50. Mayberry Investments traded 183,599 units at $3.09, as the price slipped by 1 cent, JSE clse 2-6-15 National Commercial Bank traded 24,497 shares at $29.90 and lost 9 cents, Radio Jamaica traded 100,000 shares to remain unchanged at $3. Sagicor Group had 344,180 units trading 5 cents higher to end at $12.05, the company Real Estate Fund ended with 18,186 units trading down by 8 cents at $7.50. Scotia Group traded 309,997 units at $25.30, Supreme Ventures added 117,357 shares at $3.80. Proven Investments had 40,900 changing hands at 20.99 US cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference shares closed with 250,900 units trading at $2.11 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference shares closed with 147,225 units trading at $3.02.

Market back to pre-crisis levels

Carreras traded at a 52 weeks' high of $52

Carreras traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $52

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 15 stocks rising, 6 declining as 28 securities changed hands, ending in 6,921,820 units trading, valued at $48,898,561, in all market segments.
Stocks trading at new 52 weeks’ high in the main market are, Carreras traded of $52 to gain $2 but with only 800 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange, Jamaica Broilers and Pan Jamaican.
TheJSE Market Index gained 908.09 points to 99,674.46, theJSE All Jamaican Composite index climbed 1,015.00 points to close at 110,348.21 and JSE sum 1-6-15the JSE combined index gained 850.26 points to end at 101,869.93. The close on Monday, places the all Jamaican index back to July 2008 levels.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 11 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with offers that were lower.
Cable & Wireless closed with 341,888 shares trading at 50 cents, Caribbean Cement had 61,057 shares trading at $5, to record a gain of 40 cents. Desnoes & Geddes had 15,250 units changing hands at $7.55, in putting on 12 cents, Jamaica Broilers traded 115,000 units at $5.55 with a 5 cents gain, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 10,000 units at a new high of $4.50. JMMB Group lost ground by falling 55 cents, with 22,350 shares to close at $8.45 after the investment bank posted earnings of $1.18 per share for the year to March, compared with $1.74 in 2014. The company only made $76 million in the quarter compared to reach $1.93 million compared with $1.85 million at the end of December.JSE fn Qts-1- 6-15 Mayberry Investments traded 127,350 units at $3.10, as the price moved up 10 cents, Pan Jamaican Investment traded 6,473 shares at $60.50 to gain 50 cents, for a new 52 weeks’ high. Radio Jamaica traded 55,622 shares and gained 40 cents to close at $3, the company released results of 32 cents per share for the year to March after trading closed compared with 17 cents in 2014. Sagicor Group had 308,000 units trading at the end at $12, the company Real Estate Fund ended with 3,933,104 units trading 7 cents high at $7.58, Scotia Group traded 261,103 units at $25.30 Seprod 23,580 shares as the price slipped 95 cents to $16.55 and Supreme Ventures added 487,217 shares at $3.80.