NCB climbs $1.96 to help JSE rise

NCB Financial Group jumped $1.96 to help push the JSE up on Friday.

The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 309.14 points to close at 302,359.51 and the JSE Index advanced by 281.66 points to close at 275,483.71. The market closed with 2,765,894 units trading valued at $114,523,797 as 19 securities changing hands, 4 advanced, 8 declined and 7 traded firm.
A rise of $1.96 in the price of NCB Financial is the main reason behind the rise on Friday.
In main market activity, Barita Investments concluded trading at $8, with 500 units, Berger Paints finished 80 cents higher at $17, with 85,586 shares, Cable & Wireless settled with a loss of 2 cents at 96 cents, with 222,509 shares, Caribbean Cement ended trading with a loss of 25 cents at $31.75, with 65,067 stock units, Carreras lost 9 cents to end at $10.90, with 8,200 units. Ciboney Group finished trading with a loss of 15 cents at 35 cents, with 54,318 shares trading, Grace Kennedy closed at $43, with 4,500 shares, Jamaica Broilers ended at $17.50, with 5,614 stock units, Jamaica Producers concluded trading with a loss of $1.12 to $15.10, with 5,050 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange finished at $6.80, with 100 shares, JMMB Group settled with a loss of 50 cents at $26.50, with 46,461 shares, Kingston Wharves traded at $32.50, with 200 units, NCB Financial Group closed $1.96 higher at $92.01, with 445,090 shares. PanJam Investment concluded trading with a loss of 25 cents at $41.50, with 44,988 units, Radio Jamaica ended trading at $1.08, with 18,000 stock units, Sagicor Group traded 50 cents higher at $36.50, with 1,530,650 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading at $14.50, with 7,129 shares. Scotia Group ended with a loss of 2 cents at $51, with 209,940 stock units and Supreme Ventures settled 70 cents higher at $11, with 11,992 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE majors down with 11 stocks rising & 11 falling

Main market stocks in serious test of resistance that is not likely to last.

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Tuesday with 28 securities changing hands of which 11 advanced, 11 declined and 3 traded firm with 3,569,794 units valued at $75,294,915 changing hands, down sharply from 19,187,109 units valued at $205,077,757 on Monday.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 898.61 points compared to a fall of 3,027.95 points on Monday, to close at 305,710.13 and the JSE Index declined by 818.74 points versus a fall of 2,758.81 points on Monday, to close at 278,536.50.
Trading ended with an average of 127,493 units for an average of $2,689,104 in contrast to 799,463 units for an average of $8,544,907 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 344,905 units valued at $5,455,253 and previously 358,678 units valued at $5,630,484. In contrast, October closed with an average of 1,185,251 units valued at $16,528,582 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
In the US dollar market, the index rose 11.04 points to close at 179.19 with 76,985 units trading at a value of US$67,389. Productivity Business ordinary share traded 1,549 units and rose 2 cents to close at 57 US cents, Proven Investments ordinary share traded 20,416 units to gain 2 cents to close at 23.98 US cents and JMMB Group 6% US Preference share traded 55,000 units at US$1.12.
The main movers for the day are, Grace Kennedy falling $1.30, NCB Financial Group adding $1, Salada Foods fell $1.19, Scotia Group jumped $2.64, Seprod dropped $3.99 and Ciboney traded at a 52 weeks’ high of 50 cents while Carreras ended trading 2,009,745 units.

14,568 points slashed off AJIndex in 2 weeks

Investors cut 4.5 percent or 14,568.35 points in two weeks off the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index, as it dropped 3,027.95 points on Monday to close at 306,608.74. During the same period, the JSE Index dived 13,273.42 or 4.5 percent, to close with a fall of 2,758.81 points on Monday at 279,355.24.
Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with 24 securities changing hands, as 7 advanced, 12 declined and 4 traded firm with 19,187,109 units valued at $205,077,757 compared to 10,390,820 units valued at $339,090,865 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 799,463 units for an average of $8,544,907 in contrast to 451,775 units for an average of $14,743,081 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 358,678 units valued at $5,630,484 and previously, an average of 333,369 units valued at $5,463,149. In contrast, October closed with an average of 1,185,251 units valued at $16,528,582 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
In the US dollar market Margaritaville ordinary share traded 2,300 units at 19 us cents valued at just US$21.
The main movers for the day are, NCB Financial Group dropping $1, Sagicor Group fell $1.60 trading 2,026,098 units and Seprod jumped $1.80. Ciboney traded at a 52 weeks’ high of 45 cents.

JSE suffers set back in forward move

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JMMB Group inching higher on limited supply of stocks.

Large fall in the prices of are Caribbean Cement, Carreras and Scotia Group push the market down appreciably on Thursday and strong gains in PanJam Investment and JMMB Group could only dent the fall.
At the close of market activity, Berger Paints gained of 25 cents and closed at $11.25 with 148,982 shares, Cable and Wireless closed at $1.01, having lost 9 cents with 117,235 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement with a loss of $2.20 at $25.80 with 30,123 shares, Carreras traded $1.20 lower to $10.80 with 1,217,220 shares, Ciboney Group exchanged 367,400 shares at 16 cents, Grace Kennedy gained 49 cents to settle at $43.50 with 11,300 units. Jamaica Producers advanced $1, to $16 in exchanging 34,495 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with gains of 5 cents, at $6.50 with 1,379 units, JMMB Group ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $23, after adding $1, trading 16,843 shares. Kingston Wharves traded at $29.50 with the exchange of 1,740 units, Mayberry Investments lost 1 cent, closing at $4.69 with 298,018 shares, NCB Financial traded 49 cents lower to $88.50 with 35,806 shares, 138 Student Living exchanged 20,000 shares at $4.75, while 1834 Investments gained 4 cents to close at $1.44 with trades of 6,520 units. PanJam Investment jumped $3.50 to $39 with 61,275 shares, Pulse Investments gained 23 cents to close at $1.65, with 12,581 shares, Radio Jamaica added 1 cent, in closing at $1.12 trading 305,416 shares, Sagicor Group closed with a loss of 52 cents at $34 with 4,550 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund declined 39 cents in closing at $10.61 with 10,000 shares, Salada Foods traded 3,316 units at $8, Scotia Group plunged $4.90 to $46.10, in exchanging 117,999 shares, Scotia Investments closed at $37 with 30,453 shares, Seprod ended with a loss of $1 at $33 with 500 units, Supreme Ventures exchanged 131,400 shares at $10.85. Margaritaville Turks US ordinary shares closed at 30 US cents trading 5,500 units, Proven Investments US ordinary shares traded 13,000 units at 24 US cents, JMMB Group US 6% preference share closed at US$1.12 with 7,280 units and Proven 8.25% cumulative redeemable preference share lost 5 cents to close at $5.25 with 20,000 units.

High price movements on Monday

NCBFG jumped $8.94 to $89 on Monday.

On a day of low trading activity 4 securities were dominant by movement in their prices on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange as the market posted sizable gains in the indices.
Carreras rose 45 cents in closing at $11.25 with 205,850 shares after the 10 for 1 stock split, recently approved by shareholders. NCB Financial Group jumped $8.94 to $89 and Scotia Group recovered $4.95 of the loss on Friday to end at $50 and Caribbean Cement climbed $2.50 to $30.
At the close of market activity, Berger Paints slipped 50 cents to close at $11 with 60,411 shares, Cable and Wireless closed at $1.08, losing 2 cents with 146,795 stock units, Caribbean Cement advanced $2.50 to $30 with 2,000 units, Carreras rose 45 cents and closed at record high of $11.25 with 205,850 shares after the stock split, Ciboney Group lost 1 cent, trading 93,564 shares, closing at 16 cents, Grace Kennedy lost 50 cents and ended at $43 with 1,479 units. Jamaica Broilers gained 90 cents, closing at $16.90 with 42,927 shares, Jamaica Producers traded 205 units at $16, Jamaica Stock Exchange with gains of 65 cents, in closing at $7 with 1,370 units, JMMB Group closed at $21 exchanging 154,472 shares after trading as high as $23 in the morning session. Kingston Wharves ended with a loss of 40 cents at $32 with 3,142 units, Mayberry Investments gained 28 cents, in closing at $4.50 with 10,000 shares, NCB Financial Group traded $8.94 higher to $89 while exchanging 163,270 shares, 1834 Investments closed at $1.30 with 2,614,586 shares. PanJam Investment fell 43 cents, to close at $34.07 with 6,675 units, Pulse Investments closed at $1.70, losing 10 cents with 129,552 shares, Sagicor Group traded 29,148 stock units at $34, Sagicor Real Estate X Fund rose 2 cents, and closed at $10.62 with 3,000 units, Scotia Group closed $4.95 higher to $50 while exchanging 49,759 shares, Scotia Investments slipped 30 cents to $37 with 24,700 shares, Seprod exchanged 12,869 shares at $29.25 and Supreme Ventures closed 39 cents lower at $11.10 with 150,730 units. Productive Business Solution US ordinary shares closed at 65 US cents after gaining 5 cents trading 2,000 units, JMMB Group US 6% preference share traded 4,380 units at US$1.12, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.25% preference share closed at $2.50 with 13,600 units, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% preference share exchanged 645,775 units at $2 and Proven 8.25% cumulative redeemable preference share closed at $5.50 with 1,200 units.

Scotia drops $6.95 & NCB $10.19 – Friday

NCB $10.19 on Friday.

Stocks advancing on the Jamaica Stock Exchange were edged out 11 declining stocks 10 on Friday, but that did not prevent the All Jamaica Composite Index tumbling by a record 10,134.09 points as investors pushed down the prices of Scotia Group to $45.05 within 2 minutes of the close and NCB Financial to $80.06.
The sharp fall in the market on Friday does not appear to be an indication that the upward climb in the market has ended. The 6 to 2 positive Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator suggests that the majority of prices could be rising on Monday.
At the close of market activity, Berger Paints gained of 50 cents, and closed at $11.50 with 28,241 shares, Cable and Wireless closed at $1.10, after falling 9 cents with 28,080 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cement exchanged 7,900 units at $27.50, Carreras lost 3 cents and closed at $107.97 with 62,828 shares, Ciboney Group fell 3 cents trading 388,884 stock units at 17 cents, Grace Kennedy climbed $1.50 and ended at $43.50 with 6,005 units. Jamaica Broilers gained 25 cents, closing at $16 with 347,061 shares, Jamaica Producers traded $1 higher to $16 with 58,252 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 16 cents to close at $6.35 with 536 units, JMMB Group with a loss of 20 cents, closed at $21 exchanging 147,249 shares. Kingston Properties exchanged 83,308 stock units at $7, Kingston Wharves climbed $1.55 to $32.40 with 13,777 shares, NCB Financial Group dropped a whopping $10.19, closing at $80.06 with 268,345 stock units, 1834 Investments ended with a loss of 4 cents at $1.30 with 2,384 units. PanJam Investment rose 65 cents and closed at $34.50 with 109,570 shares, Pulse Investments gained 10 cents, closing at $1.80 with 189,637 units, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.05, after gaining 1 cent with 2,039,632 shares, Sagicor Group traded 53 cents lower to $34 with 174,537 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate X Fund ended with a loss of 40 cents at $10.60 with 4,000 units, Scotia Group dropped $6.95 lower to $45.05 exchanging 306,497 shares, Sterling Investments gained 10 cents to close at $12 with 6,371 units and Supreme Ventures closed at $11.49 while gaining 69 cents with 24,710 shares changing ownership, Proven Investments US ordinary share closed at 23.99 US cents trading 219,700 units, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% preference share exchanged 4,369,225 units at $2, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share closed at $1.19 with 112 units and Sagicor Bank Jamaica Class A 7.75% cumulative redeemable preference share gained 5 cents to close at $1.05 with 50,000,000 units traded.

Dominant Jamaica Producers

Jamaica Producers trades 1,097,168 shares at $15.

Jamaica Producers continues to trade in large quantities at a very high valuation that is well above the market’s average, suggesting that investors expect high growth in profits going forward. Sterling Investment was the second largest trade with the price falling back on Friday.
At the close of market activity, the last price securities traded at and the volumes changing hands are, Barita Investments climbing $1 higher to $9 with 25,000 shares, Berger Paints rising 5 cents to close at $12.15 with 73,884 shares, as investors’ interest gains momentum and ignoring the buyout offer of $10.88 per share by the Ansa McAl Group. Following the annual General Meeting of Cable and Wireless the stock price climbed 17 cents, closing at $1.20 with 952,364 shares exchanged. Caribbean Cement jumped $2 and closed at $30, with 81,000 shares, Carreras ended at $108 with 121,376 shares, Ciboney Group exchanged 360,866 shares at 18 cents and closed with 2,100,000 shares on the bid at 18 cents. Grace Kennedy lost 90 cents in closing at $42 with 900,221 shares, Jamaica Broilers closed at $17.50, trading $1 lower with 107,977 shares, Jamaica Producers closed at $15 with 1,097,168 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 2 cents to close at $6.28 exchanging 34,897 shares, JMMB Group traded 40 cents lower to $21.50 with 198,788 shares. Kingston Wharves lost 35 cents to close at $30.50 with 171,000 shares, Mayberry Investments closed at $4.46 after losing 4 cents with 1,428 units, NCB Financial Group rose 50 cents to $90 with 60,590 shares, 1834 Investments closed at $1.40 with 11,970 stock units. PanJam Investment added 2 cents to end at $33.50 with 16,620 shares, Pulse Investments gained of 5 cents and closed at $1.85 with 138,498 shares, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.25 with 30,489 shares, Sagicor Group exchanged 17,630 shares at $33.25, Sagicor Real Estate Fund declined 39 cents to $10.60, with 596,500 shares, Salada Foods traded 500 shares at $8.50, Scotia Group jumped $2.01 higher to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $60 with 144,647 stock units, Scotia Investments closed $1.50 higher to $37 with 76,000 shares, Sterling Investments closed at $12 with 1,002,600 stock units Supreme Ventures lost 1 cent and closed at $11, with 118,874 shares. Margaritaville Turks US ordinary share closed at 30 US cents with 1,596 units, Proven Investments US ordinary share lost 1 US cent trading 10,566 units at 23 US cents, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share closed at $1.20, gaining 4 cents with 119,733 units and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% preference share exchanged 210,000 units at $2.

Finance companies blast JSE indices

Sagiocr Group was one of the big contributors to the JSE rise on Friday with a rise of $2.30.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange started trading for September in a very bullish mode and closed the day with a huge jump in the market indices, thanks to 2 to 1 advance decline ratio, but more so by movements in the three large capitalisation stocks, NCB Financial, Sagicor Group and Scotia Group.
The All Jamaica Composite Index surged 8,689.74 points, at the close of trading the third highest in the markets history and the JSE Market Index climbed 7,917.33 points. The market sits just under a major resistance level at 290,000 points on the All Jamaica Composite Index, a meaningful break out this coming week could open the market up for a huge rally for the balance of the year.
At the close of market activity, the volume of stocks changing hands and their last traded price are Barita Investments with gains of 5 cents to end at $8.10 with 9,501 shares, Berger Paints closed $2.50 lower to $10.60 with 30,378 shares as investors responded negatively to the buyout offer for the minority shareholdings while ignoring the fundamentals of the company. Cable and Wireless gained 5 cents, closing at $1.05 with 18,094 shares, Caribbean Cement traded 40,150 shares at $27, Carreras closed at $108 with 30,352 stock units, Ciboney exchanged just 200 shares at 17 cents, Grace Kennedy added 2 cents to close at $42 with 14,115 shares. Jamaica Broilers lost 5 cents and closed at $18.95 with 26,278 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $6.35, rising of 50 cents in trading 850 shares,JMMB Group gained 49 cents to close at $21.49 with 11,653 units. Kingston Properties closed at $7.50, rising 30 cents with 742 stock units, Kingston Wharves traded 6 cents lower to $30.79 with 1,503 shares, Mayberry Investments lost 20 cents, closing at $4.30 with 199,098 stock units, NCB Financial Group climbed $1.01 to close at $90 with 42,492 shares, 1834 Investments ended with a gain of 4 cents, closed at $1.34, with 31,474 shares and 138 Student Living lost 70 cents to close at $4.75 with 100 stock units. Radio Jamaica closed at $1.22 with 25,927 units changing hands, Sagicor Group jumped $2.30 to $34.10 trading 331,028 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended at $11.96, after falling 9 cents with 17,729 shares, Salada Foods gained 50 cents, closing at $8.50 with 100,000 shares, Scotia Group closed at $50 with 255,822 shares, after trading earlier at $52. The market closed with no stock being offered for sale ahead of the third quarter results due in the coming week. Seprod traded 4,000 shares at $33, Supreme Ventures closed at a record $12.90, gaining 90 cents with 81,771 units. Newly listed Productive Business Solutions US ordinary shares rose 5 cents and closed at a record 60 US cents while trading just 100 units, Proven Investments US ordinary share closed at 24 US cents with 14,100 units, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% preference share traded 45,100 units at $2 and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share gained 1 cent to close at $1.16 with 34,643 units.

JSE starts week with gains

Grace Kennedy closed at a new 1 year high

Grace Kennedy closed at a new 1 year high

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended with Grace Kennedy trading at a 52 weeks intraday high of $120 but ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $111. The last time the stock traded so high, was March 2015, but the stock is still priced below the all-time high of $123, reached in February of that 2015.
A total of 32 securities changed hands, accounting for 3,191,366 units valued at just $23,420,615, in all market segments. The junior market accounted for 829,940 shares valued at $2,963,453 of the overall trades.
Investors pushed the price of 13 stocks in the overall market up, 7 down, including 3 stocks rising and only 2 declining, from the junior market as two stocks in the main market hit new highs.
The JSE Market Index gained 861.29 points to end at 156,732.93. The all Jamaica Composite Index rose 963.24 points to close at 174,116.44 and the JSE combined index climbed 805.29 points, to close at 167,216.37.
JSE Sum-30-5-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
At the end of market activities, Barita Investments gained 43 cents and ended with 16,800 units traded at $3.49, Berger Paints rose 5 cents in trading 95,000 shares at $4.45, Cable & Wireless rose 3 cents and closed at $1.38 after trading 236,243 units, Caribbean Cement traded 35,680 shares, gained $1 and closed at $26. Carreras had 10,090 units trading, to close at $65, Ciboney Group had 305,937 units trading at 21 cents, the price of 1834 Investments rose 1 cent to end at $1.11, as 12,161 units changed hands. Grace Kennedy climbed $1 in trading 24,384 units, to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $111, after trading at an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $120. Jamaica Broilers lost 40 cents in trading 19,082 units to end at $14.10. Jamaica Producers traded 2,460 shares at $40, Mayberry Investments rose by 50 cents with just 1,020 shares changing hands at $4, National Commercial Bank traded 22,803 shares, to close at $40. JSE mn fn qts 30-5-16Pan Jamaican Investment Trust went ex-split today with the bid at $24.24 at the close, to buy 18,000 units, but there was no stock on offer, Radio Jamaica closed trading with 86,158 shares at $1.35, Sagicor Group ended with 75,180 shares changing hands at $22.90. Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 158,156 shares at $10.12, Scotia Group fell 15 cents to close at $32.55, as 27,141 units changed hands. Supreme Ventures lost 22 cents in trading 359,687 units to close at $4.65, Proven Investments added 3 cents in trading 286,857 shares at 19.99 US cents, JMMB Group 7.50% preference share had 92,900 units changing hands at $1.04 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 490,000 units at $2.10 but of these stocks losing 1 cent.

Juniors up set to climb

In early trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the junior market had a healthy gain in the index, lack of supply, could give a bid lift to prices in the upcoming sessions. After more than an hours trading, 11 junior market securities or 40 percent of listings, had no stock on offer, an indication that buyers in these stocks may need to move their buying prices higher to get the stocks they want.
JSE int 30-11-15Interesting trades, with 75 minutes having elapsed, are Cable & Wireless trading 501,500 units and last traded at $1.55 for a 3 cents gain from Friday’s last traded price, Ciboney Group with 28,200 units at a 52 weeks’ high of 19 cents, with a bid to buy 45,830 units at 21 cents, National Commercial Bank with a fall to $35.75 with 28,750 units, Caribbean Flavours at a new high of $6.75 with 16,512 shares trading and General Accident Insurance with 500,000 shares changing hands at $1.97.
At 10.45am, the all Jamaica Composite Index is up 72.22 points to 156,185.95, the JSE Market Index gained 64.62 points to 141,690.58, the JSE combined index rose 247.76 points to be at 147,539.23 and the junior market index rose 20.91 points to 1,646.92.
In trading, 26 securities have changed hands with a volume of 1,526,763 units as 9 stocks gained and 9 declined.