JSE major indices jump on Monday

Investors pushed the main market of Jamaica Stock Exchange up on Monday with the all Jamaican Composite Index climbing 2,392.60 points to 321,159.47 and the JSE Index jumping 2,179.93 points to 292,612.59.
Trading closed with 26 securities changing hands, down from 27 on Friday, leading to 11 advancing, 10 declining and 6 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets. Securities closing with sizable price changes include, Grace Kennedy falling $1 to $50, Mayberry Investments jumping by $1 to $6.50 and Scotia Group with a rise of $2 to $54.
Main market activity ended with 6,657,188 units valued at $155,508,071 compared to 3,641,373 units with a value of $64,163,969 changing hands on Friday. At the end of trading, JMMB Group closed with 3,017,431 units and accounted for 45.33 percent of traded shares, followed by Ciboney Group with 809,577 units, 12.16 percent of total volume traded and Victoria Mutual Investments with 718,287 units with 10.79 percent of trades.
Trading results in an average of 277,383 shares valued at $6,479,503 for each security traded, compared to 140,053 shares valued at $1,194,310 on Friday. For the month to date an average of 604,726 units with an average value at 10,135,623 traded, compared to 627,970 units with an average value at 10,417,767 traded on the previous trading day. In contrast, February closed with average of only 213,336 units valued at $3,392,475 for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market on Monday ended with 16,220 units valued at over $4,268 with the market index slipping 0.91 points to close at 169.13. Proven Investments closed trading at 22 US cents with 14,220 units changing hands and Productive Business Solution traded 2,000 units at 58 US cents valued at US$295,
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with a lower offer.
For more details of market activities see – Investor bids $1,300 for Palace shares – Monday.

JSE in big rise again – Tuesday

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 1,439.19 points to 317,974.26 and the JSE Index advancing by 1,311.26 points to 289,710.51.
Tuesday was the second consecutive day with gains of more than 1,300 in the market indices. The number of securities trading, rose above that on Monday, but the value traded fell sharply. Main market activity ended with 5,490,162 shares valued at a mere $27,746,053 changing hands, in contrast to 6,473,345 shares valued at $82,423,988 trading on Monday.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels, leading to prices of 8 securities rising, 14 falling, 9 trading firm as 31 securities changed hands, including 2 from the US market versus 27 that traded on Monday.
The major contributors to the total volume in the market include Ciboney with over 970,000 units, 1834 Investments trading over 2.3 million units, Radio Jamaica with more than 520,000 units and Wisynco with just over 800,000 units. Kingston Wharves jumped $5.55 to a new record high of $42.60, Barita Investments rose 94 cents to end at $8.45, while PanJam Investment rose $1.85 to $41.85, but NCB Financial lost 95 cents to close at $99, Salada Foods fell $1.49 to $10.51 and Scotia Group lost $1 to end at $52.
The US market closed with Margaritaville concluded trading at 22 US cents with 2,835 shares and Proven Investments fell 1.95 cents in exchanging 4,474 ordinary shares, to close at 21 US cents. The market closed with 132,964 shares trading with a value of US$27,986 and the JSE US Equities Index falling 8.95 points to close at 165.23.
Market activity ended with an average of 189,316 shares valued at $956,760, in contrast to 258,934 shares valued at $3,296,960 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 182,709 units valued at $3,152,487 and previously, 181,904 units valued at $3,455,707. January ended with an average of 239,900 units valued at $5,158,193 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closed with lower offers.

For more details of market activities see – Kingston Wharves jumps $5.55 to new high

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Strong up day for JSE main market – Thursday

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 1,482.29 points to 315,682.85 and the JSE Index climbing 1,350.53 points to 287,622.79.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels leading to prices of 11 securities rising, 9 falling, 7 trading firm as 27 securities traded, including 1 from the US market versus 30 on Wednesday.
Main market activity ended with 7,713,887 shares valued at $88,768,495 changing hands, in contrast to 8,750,362 shares valued at $150,223,412 trading on Wednesday.
The US market closed with Proven Investments exchanging 8,422 ordinary shares, at 22.95 US cents, with a value of US$1,933 and leading to the JSE US Equities Index rising 3.03 points to close at 174.14.
Market activity ended with an average of 296,688 shares valued at $3,414,173, in contrast to 312,513 shares valued at $5,365,122 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 165,819 units valued at 3,005,225 and previously, 175,215 units valued at $3,541,807. January closed with average of 239,900 units valued at $5,158,193 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 3 closed with lower offers.
Major price changes at the close of the market are, Jamaica Broilers with a fall of $1 to $18, Jamaica Producers jumping $2.50 to $18, JMMB Group rising $1.10 to $25.01, Sagicor Group falling $1 to $35 and Scotia Group up $1 to $51. Ciboney traded 1.06 million units and Wisynco Group trading 1.2 million units after the company reported a 23 percent rise in second quarter profits to December and JMMB Group 7.5% preference shares added just under 2.8 million units to the day’s volume.
For more details of market activities see – 11 stocks rose 9 fell in JSE trading – Thursday.

9 JSE stocks rose 10 fell – Wednesday

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The prices of 9 stocks securities trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose but 10 fell and 9 held firm on Wednesday leading to fall in the market indices, with 8,750,362 shares valued at $150,223,412 trading.
Trading volume was dominated by Ciboney with 1.295 million units, PanJam Investment 1.5 million shares and Sagicor Real Estate Fund clearing 3.26 million units.
Market activity closed with 28 securities changing hands, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 701.49 points to 314,200.56 and the JSE Index falling 639.13 points to 286,272.26.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints closed 50 cents higher at $18, with 5,313 shares, Barita Investments ended with a loss of 49 cents at $7.51, with just 100 stock units, Cable & Wireless concluded trading at $1.33, with 69,509 units, Carreras finished at $11, with 352,348 shares, Caribbean Cement settled with a loss of 25 cents at $33.75, with 177,113 shares. Ciboney Group ended trading 1 cent higher at 41 cents, with 1,295,086 shares, Grace Kennedy traded 15 cents higher at $43.15, with 912 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading at $19, with 15,704 units, Jamaica Producers closed with a loss of 50 cents at $15.50, with 195,833 shares. JMMB Group concluded trading with a loss of 50 cents at $24, with 195,356 shares, Kingston Properties finished with a loss of 1 cent at $6, with 200,000 stock units, Kingston Wharves closed $1 higher at 52 weeks’ high of $36.50, with 150 units, Mayberry Investments ended trading with a loss of 29 cents at $5.76, with 176,568 shares. NCB Financial Group traded 29 cents higher at $99.99, with 144,707 shares, 138 Student Living ended at $6.15, with 1,500 shares, PanJam Investment ended with a loss of 55 cents at $39.50, with 1,500,000 units, Pulse Investments finished at $1.80, with 13,903 shares, Radio Jamaica settled with a loss of 7 cents at $1.05, with 71,020 shares. Sagicor Group ended trading $1.25 higher at $36, with 14,245 stock units, Scotia Group finished trading at $50, with 8,769 shares, Seprod closed 68 cents higher at $29.50, with 16,774 shares, Sterling Investments ended with a loss of 90 cents at $9.10, with 80,752 shares. Supreme Ventures concluded trading 8 cents higher at $11.65, with 11,067 stock units, Victoria Mutual Investments finished 5 cents higher at $4.40, with 130,063 units, Wisynco Group settled with a loss of 20 cents at $10.55, with 388,813 shares and Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading with a loss of 30 cents at $14.65, with 3,260,757 shares. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% traded at $1.90, with 6,000 stock units, JMMB Group 7.5% closed at $1.10, with 418,000 shares changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE main market dropped on Wednesday.”

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

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.