Moderate trading greets the week

Grace traded over 2 million shares on Monday

Grace traded over 2 million shares on Monday

Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange saw moderate trading taking place, for the second consecutive trading day, resulting in the prices of 5 stocks rising, 8 declining as just 16 securities changed hands, ending in 115,617,230 units trading, valued at $1,209,811,786, in all market segments. Access Financial accounted for 112.4 million units of the stocks trading and Grace Kennedy over 2 million units.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 300.42 points to close at 80,807.53, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 335.88 points to 89,064.88 and the JSE combined index declined by 260.87 points to 82,541.05.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator is showing a fluidity in price movements with 6 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, Grace Kennedy finishing with 2,011,264 shares, put on 99 cents to close at $61.50, Jamaica Broilers ending with 6,034 shares changing hands to close $4.10 after adding 5 cents. Mayberry Investments finished trading with 50,000 units to end with an increase of 20 cents to at a new 52 weeks’ high of $2.20 and National Commercial Bank saw trading in 9,000 shares while gaining 9 cents, to close at $22.09.
JSE sum 2-3-15 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Barita Investments trading in 1,000 units to close at $2.25 and Sterling Investments with 150 shares closing at $134.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing with 500,000 shares changing hands and lost 30 cents to end at $2.30, Carreras lost 40 cents to $44.10 with 22,900 units trading, Desnoes & Geddes ending with 2,300 units traded at $5.40, after dropping 10 cents. Jamaica Money Market Brokers in trading 102,117 ordinary shares and ending 1 cent lower at $6.90, Jamaica Producers finished with 5,002 units trading, declined by $1.30 to $15.70, Sagicor Group closed with 228,167 shares trading at $10.45, having declined by 5 cents and Scotia Group 41,274 shares as the price fell 50 cents to $21.50.

Moderate JSE trading – Friday

Friday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange saw moderate trading taking place, resulting in the prices of 8 stocks rising, 8 declining as 25 securities changed hands, ending in only 751,397 units trading, valued at $3,640,271, in all market segments.
JSE sum 27-2-15 Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 33.26 points to close at 81,107.95, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 37.18 points to 89,400.76 and the JSE combined index declined by 137.46 points to 82,801.92.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator is showing a fluidity in price movements with 7 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, Carreras closing with an increase of 45 cents to $44.50 as only 210 units traded. Gleaner finished with a mere 1,000 shares changing hands, the price jumped at 10 cents to 95 cents, Mayberry Investments finished trading with 35,551 units to end with an increase of 5 cents to $2 and Scotia Group saw trading in 2,897 shares as the price jumped at $1 to $22.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Caribbean Cement closing with 1,050 shares changing hands at $2.60, Desnoes & Geddes ending with 3,000 units traded at $5.50, Grace Kennedy finishing with 5,000 shares at $60.51. Jamaica Broilers ending with 19,937 shares changing hands to close $4.05, Jamaica Producers finished with 1,000 units trading at $17, Radio Jamaica ended trading with 816 units to close at $1.35 and Sagicor Group closed with 199,800 shares at $10.50.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless closed with 29,952 units trading as the price slipped 2 cents to 48 cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers in trading 7,936 ordinary shares ended 19 cents lower at $6.91, Jamaica Stock Exchange closing with 3,000 units trading slipped 15 cents to $2, Kingston Wharves closed with 3,750 shares changing hands to close lower by 10 cents to $6.40 and Pan Jamaican Investment had only 128 units trading to end down 73 cents to $52.78.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 118,650 units at $2.

JSE near 20 months’ high

RED STRIPE  factThursday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, ended with big gains in the main market indices, as heavily weighted National Commercial Bank traded as high as $24, Desnoes & Geddes end at $5.50, Kingston Wharves closed up at $6.50 and Sagicor Group gained 10 cents. At the end, the prices of 8 stocks rose 5 declined as 21 securities changed hands, with 3,414,320 units trading, valued at $11,037,316, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 922.34 points to 81,141.21, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 1,031.22 points to close at 89,437.94, the highest since July 15, 2013 and the JSE combined index gained 841.81 points to close at 82,939.38.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.

Scotia Investments put on $2.05 on Thursday.

Scotia Investments put on $2.05 on Thursday.

Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes trading 55,000 units, gained 50 cents to end at $5.50. Jamaica Broilers closed with 26,000 units, 3 cents higher to $4.05, Jamaica Money Market Brokers closed with 79,568 ordinary shares changing hands, with a 20 cents increase to $7.10, Kingston Wharves ending with 699,136 shares, closed 75 cents higher to $6.50, Pan Jamaican Investment finished with 20,000 shares trading, while adding 1 cent to $53.51. Sagicor Group in closing with 2,000 units ended with an increase of 10 cents to $10.50, Scotia Investments finished with only 1,000 shares trading as the price jumped $2.05 to $25.05 and Supreme Ventures closing with 16,800 shares and increase 18 cents to end at $2.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Gleaner ending with 2,007,266 units trading at 85 cents. Grace Kennedy finishing with 1,000 shares at $60.51, followed by 138 Student Living, closing with only 2,500 units at $4.40, Radio Jamaica ending with 1,200 shares changing hands to close at $1.35 and Scotia Group finishing with 20,450 shares trading at $21.
JSE sum 26-2-15 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Berger Paints concluding trading with 49,151 shares changing hands, to close down by 2 cents at $1.55. Caribbean Cement closing with 20,172 units trading as the price slipped 25 cents to $2.60, Carreras ending trading with 17,074 shares trading lower by 45 cents to $44.05, National Commercial Bank in having 40,112 shares changing hands, closed 15 cents lower at $22 after trading at a new intraday 52 weeks’ high of $24.

Gleaner’s big trade on JSE

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Gleaner280x150Activity picked up on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday and resulted in the prices of 5 stocks rising, 3 declining as 22 securities changed hands, ending with 47,574,512 units trading, valued at $46,962,041, in all market segments as the Gleaner Company posted the largest trade.
Gleaner Company ended with more than 32 million units valued at $27.36 million trading. Broker, Stocks & Securities played a major role in the trade, with all units sold, executed by them as brokers with buying by MVL Stockbrokers for all but 185,000 units. The trades have removed a major overhang of selling from the market but still leave more selling at the closing price and some offers close to the closing price.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 338.21 points to 80,218.87, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 378.14 points to close at 88,406.72 and the JSE combined index gained 297.60points to close at 82,097.57.
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 3 stocks with offers that were lower.

C&W traded 1.9m shares and gained 2 cents to end at 50 cents on Wednesday

C&W traded 1.9m shares and gained 2 cents to end at 50 cents on Wednesday

Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless finishing with 1,920,300 shares while gaining 2 cents to 50 cents. Grace Kennedy closing with 1,286 units changing hands ended with an increase of 51 cents to $60.51, National Commercial Bank finished with 9,350 shares as the price gained 13 cents to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $22.15, Sagicor Group closing with 13,000 shares to end with an increase of 9 cents to $10.40 and Scotia Group ending with 2,977 shares trading for 20 cents more to $21.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Caribbean Cement closing with 10,000 shares trading at $2.85, Carreras ending with 22,192 shares trading at $44.50, Gleaner closing with 32,184,601 shares changing hands at 85 cents. Jamaica Broilers closed with 25,966 shares trading at $4.02, Mayberry Investments had 7,886 units trading at $1.95 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed with 3,200 shares changing hands at $6.70.
JSE sum 25-2-15 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Money Market Brokers concluding trading with 579,863 ordinary shares changing hands to close 10 cents lower to $6.90 and Proven Investments ended trading with 9,810 shares trading lower by 0.05 cent to 18 US cents.
Preference| Jamaica Public Service 9.5% preference share traded 881 units at $1,125 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share ended with 1,460,887 shares changing hands to close $2.

JMMB crosses 5M of its shares

JMMB big in house share exchange on Tuesday

JMMB big in house share exchange on Tuesday

Tuesday’s trading closed with Jamaica Money Market Brokers trading more than 5.1 million units with 5 million being a cross of shares within the company, as in house trade but JMMB also sold shares to the public from in house inventory as well. Otherwise it was a relatively slow day except that trading picked up in the junior market.
At the end of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 9 stocks rose, 5 declined as 27 securities changed hands, ending in 7,105,912 units trading, valued at $40,386,959, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost only 0.09 points to 79,880.66, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index declined by a mere 0.18 points to close at 88,028.58 and the JSE combined index gained 0.69 points to close at 81,799.97.
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 3 with offers that were lower.
JSE sum 24-2-15 Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of the close in the main market are, Caribbean Cement finishing with 20,000 shares while gaining 24 cents to $2.85, Gleaner closing with 100 shares to gain 2 cents at 85 cents. Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 5,146,081 ordinary shares, gained 7 cents to $7, Kingston Wharves traded 850 shares with the price jumping 20 cents to $5.75. National Commercial Bank traded only 7,853 shares to end with an increase of 2 cents to a new 52 weeks’ closing high of $22.02 and Sagicor Group with 12,644 shares trading 6 cents higher to close at $10.31.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless ending trading with 311,206 units at 48 cents, Grace Kennedy closed with 9,728 units to end at $60, Jamaica Broilers concluding trading with 30,300 shares at $4.02, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading 215 shares at $6.70.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Scotia Group closed with 13,433 shares trading lower by 20 cents to $20.80 and Supreme Ventures in trading 100 units, the price slipped 3 cents to $1.82.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 15,800 units to end with an increase of 1 cent to $3.04 and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 135,400 units changing hands to close at $5.

NCB & Scotia push JSE up

In Monday’s trading, the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed sharply, but only 12 securities traded in the market.
JSE closing 23-2-15 At the close bid prices were strongly in support of the market with some slight upward bias. The attached chart shows the bids and offers at the close of the market, with the volumes at the lowest offers and highest bids. The chart provides investors with much more information than has been shown to the public. Investors can get some indication of supply and demand posted in the market with the immediate volumes on the bid to buy or the amounts on offer, at the disclosed prices. What is shown represents only the stocks on offer to sell and the amounts being purchased at the prices shown. IC Insider will now be posting these daily.
In Tuesday’s trading watch Carreras that closed with a bid of $44.51, Grace Kennedy, bid $60 and National Commercial Bank bid of $22.

Market jumps 1,213 pts on low volume

Scotia Group closed higher at the close & helped to push market up on Monday

Scotia Group closed higher at the close & helped to push market up on Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange’s combined index rose 1,213 points and the all Jamaica Composite index closed on Monday at the highest level since it closed on July 25 2013, at 88,373.07. The all Jamaican Index is just a little more than 3,300 points from potential resistance at 91,721.24, the January, 2013 high. Gains in mainly, National Commercial Bank and Scotia Group contributed most to the increase. The market closed with the prices of 8 stocks rising, 3 declining as 23 securities changing hands, ending in 2,662,361 units trading, valued at $10,270,385, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 1,383.93 points to 79,880.82, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 1,547.29 points to close at 88,028.76 and the JSE combined index gained 1,212.61 points to close at 81,799.28.
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 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 Money Market Brokers ending trading 15,714 ordinary shares while gaining 3 cents to $6.93. National Commercial Bank closing with 10,450 shares to end with an increase of 98 cents to $22, Radio Jamaica closing with 66,000 shares, the price inched up 5 cents to $1.35 and Scotia Group finishing with only 2,750 shares to end with an increase of 65 cents at $21.
JSE sum 23-2-15 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless with 43,379 shares changing hands, closed at 48 cents. Carreras closing with 2,370 shares trading and ended at $44.50, Grace Kennedy closed with 6,750 units trading at $60, Jamaica Broilers had 45,000 shares changing hands at $4.02, Jamaica Producers ending with 1,798 shares trading at $17, Mayberry Investments finished with 1,800 shares changing hands to close $1.95, Proven Investments ending with 17,450 shares trading, to finish at 18.5 US cents and Sagicor Group finishing with 410,514 units trading at $10.25.
Declines| The only stocks closing with a loss at the end of trading in the main market is, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed with 18,070 shares trading lower by 10 cents to $6.70.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 1,596,100 units at $2.

Carreras hits back on Friday

Carreras280x150Carreras stock gained $2.48 to close at $44.50 on Friday as activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 6 stocks rising and 7 declining as 19 securities changed hands, ending in 2,331,425 units trading, valued at $12,830,920, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 172.87 points to 78,496.89, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 193.27 points to close at 86,481.47 and the JSE combined index advanced by 232.28 points to close at 80,586.67.
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 5 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras jumped $2.48 ending at $44.50 while trading 16,258 units, Jamaica Broilers in concluding trading closed with 2,000 shares changing hands, the price gained 2 cents to $4.02, Jamaica Money Market Brokers closing with 3,180 ordinary shares gained 10 cents to $6.90, National Commercial Bank ended trading with 44,457 shares while gaining 2 cents to $21.02 and Scotia Group closing with 290,489 shares to end with an increase of 5 cents at $20.35.
JSE sum 20-2-15 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Desnoes & Geddes had 52,000 shares changing hands to close $5, Sagicor Group ending with 9,500 units traded at $10.25 and Scotia Investments finishing with 26,090 shares at $23.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing with 4,800 shares, trading 2 cents lower, to $2.61. Grace Kennedy in trading 11,076 units, slipped 1 cent to $60, Mayberry Investments closing with 30,000 shares changing hands, 2 cents lower to $1.95 and Proven Investments closing with only 875 units, to end down 0.5 cent at 18.5 US cents.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share finished with 1,151,000 shares changing hands at $2 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share ending with 61,000 units trading at $3.03.

7 stocks rise 4 declined on JSE

Thursday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 7 stocks rising, 4 declining as 22 securities changed hands, ending in 2,265,968 units trading, valued at $19,839,480, in all market segments.
JSE sum 19-2-15 Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 387.09 points to 78,324.02, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 432.78 points to close at 86,288.20 and the JSE combined index declined by 364.13 points to close at 80,354.39.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 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 concluding trading with 3,349 shares while gaining 1 cent to $1.57, Caribbean Cement closing with 4,500 shares as the price jumped at 3 cents to $2.63, Desnoes & Geddes ended trading with 2,565 shares while gaining 8 cents to $5. Gleaner closing with 15,857 shares while gaining 2 cents to 83 cents, Mayberry Investments finished with 6,017 shares as the price jumped 1 cent to $1.97 and Scotia Group in trading 22,050 shares to end with an increase of 24 cents to $20.30.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless closing with 295,128 units, trading at 48 cents, Jamaica Broilers with 34,058 shares trading at $4, National Commercial Bank finishing with 30,750 units trading at $21. Pan Jamaican Investment ending with 100 shares changing hands at $53.50, Sagicor Group finishing with 1,519,267 units traded at $10.25, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading with 4,470 shares at $6.80 and Scotia Investments closing with 4,000 units to close at $23.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras closing with 34,036 units 98 cents lower, at $42.02, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 93,900 shares trading, closed 10 cents lower, at $6.80 and Supreme Ventures finishing with 8,500 units trading, the price slipped 15 cents to $1.85.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share closed with 50,000 shares changing hands to close $3.03 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share ending with 46,000 shares trading at $2.

JSE down slightly on Monday

Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 4 stocks rising, 4 declining as 19 securities changed hands, ending in 1,741,667 units trading, valued at $9,054,163, in all market segments.
JSE sum 16-2-15 Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 83.66 points to 78,847.38, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 93.53 points to close at 86,873.33 and the JSE combined index declined by 32.84 points to 80,920.42.
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 5 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras concluding trading with 66,390 shares while gaining 50 cents to $44.50 and Scotia Group closing with 39,800 shares while gaining 5 cents to $20.15.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless closing with 252,950 units trading at 53 cents, Caribbean Cement closing with 1,000 shares changing hands at $2.50, Jamaica Broilers finished with 118,353 units trading at $4, National Commercial Bank finished with 79,044 units traded at $22, Pan Jamaican Investment closed with 550 shares at $53.50 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed with 2,000 units to close at $6.80.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Money Market Brokers closed with 62,750 ordinary shares trading, the price slipped 20 cents to $6.90, Proven Investments trading 11,000 shares, trading lower by 0.2 cents to 19 US cents, Sagicor Group closed with 3,200 shares changing hands to close 15 cents to $10.25 and Supreme Ventures finished with 979,860 units trading to end at 20 cents to $2.