Low market activity on JSE

Thursday is the second consecutive day, of painfully low participation and very low level of trading activity, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange. At the close of the market, the prices of 5 stocks rose and 7 declined, as 17 securities changed hands, culminating in only 554,449 units trading, valued at a mere $5,499,290, in all market segments.
JSE sum 2-10-14 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator was negative, showing 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 10 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index declined 892.06 points to 71,976.11 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 997.48 points to close at 79,190.56.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras with 3,210 shares, increasing 8 cents to $34.63, Jamaica Money Market Brokers ordinary trading 11,168 units at an increase of 5 cents to end at $7 and Scotia Group with 35,420 shares gained 3 cents to $19.05.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Desnoes & Geddes with 42,950 units, closed a$4.77, Mayberry Investments 420 shares closed at $1.50, Proven Investments with 9,000 units, ended at 18 US cents and Sagicor Group put through 271,779 shares at $9.65.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless with 113,885 units changing hands, for the loss of a cent at 29 cents,
Jamaica Producers 333 shares changing hands 25 cents lower at $15.50, Kingston Wharves 750 shares traded 80 cents lower at $5.50, National Commercial Bank with 14,694 units, ended losing 14 cents to $17.80 and Pan Jamaican Investment with 25,000 shares traded 10 cents down, at $49.
Preference| Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 14,290 units 7 cents off at $5.

Market closes out month down

Tuesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, culminated in the prices of 8 stocks rising and 7 declining, as 21 securities changed hands. A total of 5,217,834 units traded, valued at $54,942,294, in all market segments.
JSE sum 30-9-14 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator showed 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower. The increase is probably due to month end window dressing by some portfolio managers would want to impact the value of the funds under management at the end of the month and quarter.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 160.31 points to 72,238.36 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index declined by 179.24 points, to close at 79,483.81.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement, with 109,500 shares changing hands, ended 4 cents higher at $2.40, Grace Kennedy put through 19,208 units with a gain of 70 cents to $58.20, Jamaica Producers had 122,728 shares changing hands, gained 25 cents to $15.75, Mayberry Investments with 5,420 shares closed 4 cents higher at $1.50 and Sagicor Group traded 738,840 units, with an increase of 65 cents, to $9.90.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Berger Paints with 3,500 units, closing at $1.66, Cable & Wireless with 453,827 shares at 29 cents, Desnoes & Geddes 45,000 share at $4.77, Pan Jamaican Investment 417,537 shares trading to close at $49.10, Proven Investments 27,700 ordinary shares, to close with the price at 18 US cents and Seprod with 40,000 shares, closed at $10.90.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the close of the main market are, Carreras, down 8 cents to end at $34.55, in trading 93,336 units, Jamaica Broilers with 500,000 shares lost 50 cents to end at $4, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 42,087 ordinary shares trading, lost 5 cents at $6.95, National Commercial Bank had 452,630 units changing hands, with a 5 cents loss, at $17.94 and Scotia Group with 351,187 shares, closed 5 cents off at $19.25 .
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.50% preference share traded 222,593 units, with a gain of 5 cents to $3.50 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 110,462 units at $2.

JSE slips back with 7 stocks up 7 down

Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 7 stocks rising and 7 declining with 16 securities changing hands, a total of 2,648,086 units traded, valued at $28,212,290, In all market segments.
JSE 29-9-14 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator showed 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell 106.01` points to 72,398.67 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index declined 118.54 points to close at 79,663.05.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless with 217,861 shares trading, with a 1 cent rise to 29 cents, Jamaica Broilers 18,500 shares changed hands, 10 cents higher at $4.40, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 4,500 ordinary closed up 5 cents at $7, followed by Jamaica Producers with 19,231 units, to gain 30 cents at $15.50, Pan Jamaican Investment put through 59,124 shares, 10 cents higher to end at $49.10 and Seprod had 36,500 shares changing hands, 10 higher at $10.90.
Firm| The only stock in the main market to close without a change in the last traded price is Ciboney, with 155,500 units at 7 cents.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras with 60,148 shares, lost 2 cents to end at $34.63, Desnoes & Geddes traded 100,825 units at a loss of 3 cents, to end at $4.77, Grace Kennedy ended at $57.50, down by $1.95 with only 572 units trading, National Commercial Bank with 222,880 shares, closed with a cent loss at $17.99, Sagicor Group price slipped 40 cents to $9.25 with 1,188,145 shares and Scotia Group declined by 20 cents to $19.30 with 315,896 shares trading.
Preference| No trading took place in the preference section.

2 days with more declines than gains on JSE

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Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, ended Friday with the prices of 5 stocks rising and 7 declining, as 20 securities changed hands. A total of 2,173,764 units traded, valued at $31,949,596, in all market segments. For the week, there were three days when the main market indices declined, to two days of advances. There was a small net increase in the indices, with two days when there were slightly more stocks falling, over those rising.
JSE 26-9-14 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower, in line with the recent sideways movement of the market.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell 567.08 points to 72,504.68 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index declined 634.10 points to close at 79,781.59, slightly higher than the 79,650.40 points, it closed the prior week at.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the close of the main market are, Gleaner with 35,000 shares trading, with a cent rise to $1.06, Grace Kennedy 1,523 shares closed 45 cents higher at $59.45, National Commercial Bank with just 7,000 units changing hands, was up 5 cents at $18 and Proven Investments 55,000 was higher by 0.01 cent at 18 US cents.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Caribbean Cement, putting through 4,001 units at $2.36, Carreras with 300,378 units at $34.65, Jamaica Producers with 1,118,531 shares ended at $15.20, Kingston Wharves closed with only 1,652 shares trading at $6.30, but there is little interest in the stock at these prices that is close to one the big trade of 466 million units took place at on Wednesday, the stock now has bids at $5.01 and lower and Sagicor Group with 2,400 shares closed at $9.65.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless with 19,600 shares, lost 2 cents to end at 28 cents, Jamaica Broilers traded just 6,500 units with a 10 cents loss, to end at $4.30, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7,092 ordinary shares traded with a 5 cents loss, to end at $6.95, Mayberry Investments 3,060 shares closed down 1 cent, to end at $1.46, Scotia Group with 119,680 shares, closed 50 cents lower at $19.50 and Supreme Ventures closed with a 15 cents fall, to end at $1.80, with 10,346 units.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 76,000 units at $3.02 and Proven Investments 8% preference share changing hands with 30,000 units at $5.07.

Scotia Group climbs to $20 pushes indices

Scotia hq 25 9-14After the big trade in Kingston Wharves shares on Wednesday worth over $3 billion, Thursday’s trading seem light in contrast. The main attraction in today’s trading, was the gain in Scotia Group share price, accompanied by more than 1.2 million shares, helping to push the index up, quite sharply. Market activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 6 stocks rising and 6 declining as 17 securities changed hands, resulting in 12,983,655 units trading, valued at $63,224,180, in all market segments.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator showed 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index jumped 1,007.75 points to 73,071.76 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 1,126.85 points to close at 80,415.69.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Berger Paints with 3,500 shares trading, rose of a cent to $1.66, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 10,212 ordinary shares, gained 5 cents to end at $7, Scotia Group rose 99 cents, as 1,230,365 shares changed hands at $20 and Scotia Investments increased 10 cents with 4,825 units to $21.80.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Carreras 13,736 units at $34.65, Jamaica Producers with 1,000,520 shares at $15.20 and Proven Investments with 8,639 shares, closing at 17.99 US cents.
JSE sum 25-9-14 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Barita Investments with 6,777 shares, lost 1 cents to end at $2.18, Kingston Wharves traded just 5,000 units at $6.30, with the loss of 20 cents, National Commercial Bank had 17,500 shares changing hands, with a 25 cents cut in price to $17.95, Sagicor Group with 11,325 shares, closed 10 cents less at $9.65 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund had 306,147 units being active, the price fell 2 cents to $6.50.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.50% preference share traded 87,271 units at $3.45 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers down 7.50% preference share traded 8,660,000 units at $2.

Jamaica Producers buys more KWH shares

JamaicaProducersLogo280x150 Kingston Wharves $3 billion trade, dominated activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, in Wednesday’s trading. The Wharf company had 466 million units of its stock sold to Jamaica Producers and Seaboard Corporation, a United States company, involved in food, energy and the shipping industry, by National Commercial Bank.
The stock traded at $6.50 up from $5.01 on Tuesday, but it had a bid of $5.75 which allowed the trade to take place 29.75 percent above the closing price on Tuesday. Normally, there would be a 15 percent limitation on the daily trading price movement, from the prior day’s last traded price. but allowances are made for cases where the bids or offer of the previous day better reflect the market value of the stock.
Trading activity resulted in the prices of 10 stocks rising and 5 declining as only 20 securities changed hands, resulting in 470,310,461 units trading, valued at $3,066,292,531, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 631.80 points to 72,064.01 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 706.45 points to close at 79,288.84.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had only 4 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 stocks with offers that were lower, suggesting a likely negative movement in prices on Thursday.
JSEsm 24-9-14 Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Berger Paints with 3,799 shares trading, with a 3 cents rise to $1.65, Carreras with 1,500 shares changing hands, 35 cents higher at $34.65, Desnoes & Geddes put through 13,083 units with a gain of 10 cents to end at $4.80, Grace Kennedy had 4,955 shares changing hands and gained $1, to $59, Kingston Wharves 466,435,712 shares traded with a gain of $1.49 to $6.50, Mayberry Investments closed with a 2 cents gain at $1.47 after 9,000 units went through the market, there were no stock on offer at the close of trading, National Commercial Bank never benefited from the big sale of Kingston Wharves shares and had 89,031 units active, with a 20 cents increase to $18.20 and Sagicor Group saw 3,157,519 units moving 50 cents higher, at $9.75.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Proven Investments with 30,000 units, closed at 17.99 US cents and Radio Jamaica with 2,132 shares at $1.04.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement with 93,220 shares, lost 19 cents to end at $2.36, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded just 14,436 units with 28 cents loss at $6.52 and Scotia Group with 93,248 shares, closed 8 cents lower at $19.01.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 10,500 units at $3 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 27,546 units at $2.

2 consecutive down days on JSE

Tuesday’s Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 5 stocks rising and 7 declining, with 22 securities changing hands. A total of 4,797,725 units traded, valued at $27,746,916 in both the main and junior market.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator, showed 9 stocks with bids higher, than their last selling prices, and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell 425.48 points to 71,432.21 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index lost 475.76 points to close at 78,582.39.
JSE sum 23-9-14 Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Grace Kennedy with 22,436 shares, with 40 cents rise to $58, Jamaica Producers with 1,000,000 shares changing hands, closed 12 cents higher at $15.20 and Radio Jamaica had 13,754 shares changing hands with a gain of 2 cents to $1.04.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded price are, Cable & Wireless contributing 186,952 shares to close at 30 cents, Caribbean Cement with 4,061 units closed at $2.55, Desnoes & Geddes closed at $4.70 with 553,461 shares trading, National Commercial Bank ended at $18 as 53,945 units changed hands and Sagicor Group accounted for 70,007 shares, to close at $9.25.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses stocks at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras with 5,864 shares, lost 10 cents to end at $34.30, Jamaica Broilers traded just 2,330 units with a 5 cents loss and closed at $4.40, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 56,346 ordinary shares changing hands, lost 5 cents to end at $6.95, Pan Jamaican Investment with 3,500 shares trading, ended at $49 after giving up a cent, Sagicor Real Estate Fund exchanged 29,350 units, with a loss of 34 cents to $6.80 and Scotia Group 141,730 shares helped to lop 31 cents off the price to end at $19.09.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share, traded 340,600 units at $2 and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 15,800 units at $5.05.

Advances and declines even 7:7 on JSE

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, resulted in the prices of 7 stocks rising and 7 declining as 20 securities changed hands, resulting in 1,789,786 units trading, valued at $11,932,664.
JSE sum 22-9-14 Main Market| The JSE Market Index declined 529.66 points, to 71,857.69 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 592.25 points to close at 79,058.15.
Gains| Stocks closing with gains at their last traded price, in the main market are, Carreras with 26,708 ordinary shares trading, 5 cents higher to $34.40, Pan Jamaican Investment had 1,000 shares changing hands, one cent higher at $49.01, Proven Investments with 10,570 units, increased 0.99 US cent to 17.99 US cents, Sagicor Group put through 346,200 units with a gain of 5 cents to $9.25 and Scotia Group, had 91,798 shares changing hands, 15 cents higher at $19.40.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded price are, Cable & Wireless with 3,000 units, closing at 30 cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 60,068 ordinary shares, closed at $7 and National Commercial Bank with 55,031 shares ended at $18.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Grace Kennedy with 19,260 shares, losing 40 cents to end at $57.60, Jamaica Broilers with 10,000 shares fell 25 cents to $4.45, Mayberry Investments with 707 shares lost 5 cents to end at $1.45 and Radio Jamaica with 42,096 shares, declined 2 cents to $1.02.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 33,113 units with a cent increase, at $3.02, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 487,000 units at $2 and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 371,893 units at $5.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index fell 0.50 points to close at 661.73, only 5 stocks traded, with 1 advancing and 3 declining.
Gains| Lasco Distributors was the only stock recording a gain at the end of trading in the junior market, with 49,500 units at a 1 cent gain to $1.13.
Firm Trades| C2W Music traded 15,000 units at 40 cents, to be the only stock in the junior market that traded to close without a price change.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are Caribbean Cream with 48,093 shares to lose 3 cents at 61 cents, General Accident with 40,000 shares, lost 4 cents to end at $1.46 and Lasco Manufacturing with 78,749 shares closed with a gain of a cent at 96 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator showed 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

Sweet River starts trading with small gain

Swt Riv logo Friday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 5 stocks rising and 8 declining, as 19 securities changed hands, with 4,358,188 units trading, valued at $120,793,953. Sweet River Abattoir, the latest junior market listing, traded for the first time, having been listed today, with 1,000 shares trading, slightly above the IPO price of $3.86.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 295.47 points to 72,387.35 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 330.39 points, to close at 79,650.40.
Gains| The stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 19,179 ordinary shares, rising 5 cents to $7, National Commercial Bank had 27,560 shares changing hands, 14 cents higher at $18, Scotia Group put through 153,187 units with a gain of 5 cents to $19.25 and Seprod, had 141,300 shares changing hands, 28 cents higher at $10.80.
JSE 19-9-14 Firm| The stock in the main market to close without a price change at the last traded prices is Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 26,530 units at $7.14
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market are Carreras with 565,400 shares, lost 30 cents to end at $34.35, Grace Kennedy traded 1,514,078 units for $2 loss, to end at $58, Mayberry Investments with 20,000 shares, closed 20 cents lower at $1.50, Proven Investments ordinary stock, traded 49,418 shares and lost 0.99 cents to end at 17US cents and Sagicor Group traded 391,700 shares and lost 55 cents at $9.20.
Preference| Access Financial 9% debenture note, traded 102,000 units at $5 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.50% preference share, traded 1,093,000 units at $2.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index fell 5.84 points to close at 662.23, as 6 stocks traded with 1 advancing and 3 declining.
Gains| Newly listed Sweet River Abattoir, closed with 1,000 shares trading at $3.90 for a 4 cents gain, on the IPO price and is the only stock gaining at the end of trading, in the junior market.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, General Accident with 150,000 shares, ending at $1.50, C2W Music 2,300 units trading at 40 cents and Jamaican Teas with 11,734 shares at $3.30.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are Honey Bun with 25,802 shares, lost 22 cents to end at $2.12, a 52 weeks’ Low, Lasco Financial with 39,000 shares changing hands, lost 3 cents to end at 95 cents and Lasco Manufacturing with 25,000 shares lost 5 cents to end up at 97 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

Stocks continue upward move on JSE

Thursday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 9 stocks rising and 3 declining as 24 securities changed hands, resulting in 6,462,363 units trading, valued at $54,606,207.
Main Market| At the close of the market the JSE Market Index gained 321.86 points to 72,682.82 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 359.90 points to close at 79,980.79.
JSE -18-9-14 Gains| Stocks gaining, with the last traded prices, at the close in the main market are, Jamaica Broilers with 10,500 shares, rising 5 cents to $4.70, Kingston Wharves with 5,250 shares changing hands, lost a cent at $5.01, Sagicor Real Estate Fund had 17,000 shares changing hands, 3 cents higher at $7.14 and Scotia Investments 22,050 shares at 20 cents more at $21.70.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in last traded price are, Cable & Wireless with 3,317 units at 30 cents, Carreras 275,340 shares at $34.65, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 4,525,000 ordinary shares, closed at $6.95, Jamaica Producers with 788 units ended at $15.08, Proven Investments 5,350 ordinary shares closed at 17.99 US cents, Sagicor Group 570,000 shares closed at $9.75 and Supreme Ventures with 31,000 units at $1.95.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses, at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Grace Kennedy with 1,623 shares, lost $1 to end at $60, National Commercial Bank traded 256,643 units at $17.86, a loss of 4 cents and Scotia Group with 65,819 shares, closed 6 cents lower at $19.20.
Preference| Eppley 9.5% preference share traded units 12,167 at $6.10, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share put through 30,000 units at $3.01 and Proven Investments 8% preference share, traded 43,500 units at $5.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index increased 4.01 points to close at 668.07 as 8 stocks traded with 5 advancing and none declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are, Blue Power traded 121 units 5 cents higher at $9.05, Dolphin Cove 348 shares closed 30 higher at $8.80, General Accident closed with 239,024 shares and gained 5 cents to $1.50, Lasco Financial 172,400 units, increased 1 cent to 98 cents and Lasco Manufacturing had 16,000 units trading 1 cent higher at $1.02.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, KLE with 127,123 shares at $1 and Lasco Distributors with 32,000 shares changing hands at $1.12.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 stocks with offers that were lower.