JSE retreats from Friday’s record high

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange surged to new record high during trading in the morning sessions hitting a high of 340, 893.72 points on the all Jamaica Index while the JSE index rose to a record high of 310,624.04 but the market pulled back to close just below the record closing high reached on Thursday last week.
Trading in the main market ended with 2,441,530 units valued $54,632,965 compared to 2,808,119 units valued $38,691,449 on Thursday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 878.93 points to 339,155.12, sitting just 692.75 points below the record close on last week Thursday and the JSE Index climbed 800.80 points to 309,008.59, just 631.20 points away from the record close reached last week.
Market activities resulted in 27 securities trading in the main market, compared to 26 securities trading on Thursday in the main and US dollar markets. At the end of trading, the prices of 7 stocks advanced, 10 declined and 10 closed unchanged.
The day’s volume was led by, Carreras with 25.27 percent of trading in an exchange of 616,888 shares, followed by Ciboney Group with 548,381 units, accounting for 22.46 percent of the day’s volume and NCB Financial Group with 276,402 shares and 11.32 percent of the day’s volume.
Stocks with major price changes are, Berger Paints fell 74 cents to $18.76 with 16,154 trading, Caribbean Cement gained $2 to finish at $42, exchanging 5,050 shares, Jamaica Broilers dropped $1.08 to $25.42, with 65,410 stock units trading, Kingston Wharves fell 85 cents and ended at $50, trading 14,127 shares, NCB Financial dropped $2.99 to $95 trading 276,402 units. Pulse Investments fell 40 cents and settled at $3, in trading 29,611 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 40 cents and closed at $14.50, exchanging 5,200 shares and Scotia Group declined 90 cents to $50.10, with 248,215 units.
Trading resulted in an average of 90,427 units valued at an average of $2,023,443 for each security traded. In contrast to 122,092 units for an average of $1,682,237 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 146,947 units valued at $2,885,584 compared to 151,016 units valued at $2,952,092 on Wednesday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.

JSE jumped on Thursday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange recovered the losses of the previous two days and added more to the indices in the process on Thursday as trading remains subdued with less than half the value traded on Wednesday.
Trading in the main market ended with 2,808,119 units valued $38,691,449 compared to 2,665,607 units valued $71,318,160 on Wednesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,768.07 points to 338,276.19. and the JSE Index climbed 1,610.91 points to 308,207.79.
Activities in the main market and US dollar market resulted in 24 securities trading including 2 from the US dollar market, compared to 26 securities trading on Wednesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 8 stocks advanced, 9 declined and 7 closed unchanged.
The day’s volume was led by, JMMB Group with 25.3 percent of trading in an exchange of 711,490 shares, followed by Ciboney Group with 687,852 units accounting for 24.5 percent of the day’s volume and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share with 500,000 shares or just under 18 percent.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement gained 99 cents to finish at $40, exchanging 66,139 shares, Jamaica Broilers jumped $2.54 to $26.50, with 50,891 stock units trading, JMMB Group gained 44 cents and ended at $30, trading 711,490 shares, Jamaica Producers shed 50 cents to $17 trading 30,582 units. Mayberry Investments fell 49 cents and settled at $6.50, with 53,128 units, Proven Investments lost 50 cents trading 750 shares in the Jamaican market to close at $26.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 90 cents and closed at $14.10, exchanging 10,100 shares, Pulse Investments rose 45 cents trading 98,245 shares to close at $3.40, Scotia Group rose 50 cents to $51, with 1,830 units.
Trading resulted in an average of 122,092 units valued at over $1,682,237, in contrast to 111,067 shares valued at $2,971,590 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 151,016 units valued at $2,952,092 compared to 152,906 units valued at $3,041,409 on Wednesday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 10,150 units valued at $1,252. Sygnus Credit was the only stock trading in the US market, the price rose 1.47 cents to 12.48 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 1.39 points up to 141.04.
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 closing with lower offers.

Another record close for JSE majors -Tuesday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at a new record high on Tuesday to break into the 338,000 mark, for the first time, with the All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 820.63 points to a record 338,079.54 and the JSE Index rising 747.69 points to a record 308,028.64.
Activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 30 securities trading including 5 from the US dollar market, compared to 31 securities trading on Monday. At the close, the prices of 9 stocks advanced, 16 declined and 6 closed unchanged.
Trading activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with an exchange of 7,061,151 shares valued at $104,913,847 compared to 7,903,876 units valued at $168,386,017 on Monday.
The day’s volume was led by Wisynco Group with 3,436,668 units accounting for 48.67 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Jamaica Broilers  with 1,004,631 units and 14.23 percent of the day’s volume and Ciboney with 1,004,631 units accounting for 14.23 percent of the volume traded.
Stocks with major price changes are, Grace Kennedy dropped $2.48 to $51.52, Jamaica Broilers up $2 to end at $26, JMMB Group rising $1 to $29.50, NCB Financial jumping $2.93 to $98, Sagicor Group rose 75 cents to $38.75, Scotia Group gained 50 cents to $51.50, Supreme Ventures slipped 60 cents to $15 and Sygnus Credit Investments rose 54 cents in closing at $13.55. 138 Student Living traded with a loss of 25 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.85 and Pulse Investments traded at an intraday high of $3.50 but end trading at $3.
Trading resulted in an average of 252,184 units valued at an average of $3,746,923 for each security traded, in contrast to 303,995 units for an average of $6,476,385 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 175,865 units valued at $3,072,419 compared to 163,654 units valued at $2,946,511, on Monday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 122,190 units valued at $31,374, as JMMB Group 6% preference share rose 1.5 cents and ended trading at US$1.025 with 11,100 stock units changing hands and Proven Investments rose 1 cent and closed at 18 US cents with 111,090 units changing hands. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 2.02 points up to 152.41.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.

JSE majors 300 points from record

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Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continues its slow upward climb as it eyes new highs ahead.

At the close of the trading on Friday, the All Jamaican Composite Index sits just 300 points and the JSE Index just 276 points from the record high reach on June 13, after rising over 1,200 points on Friday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index climbs 1,332.76 points to close at 336,390.30 while the JSE Index advanced by 1,214.30 points to close at 306,489.55.
Trading activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday remained low, with an exchange of just 2,029,215 units valued at $42,587,552 compared to 4,036,088 units valued at $49,293,055 on Thursday.
Activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 25 securities trading including 3 from the US dollar market, compared to 27 securities trading on Thursday. At the close, the prices of 11 stocks advanced, 6 declined and 8 closed unchanged.
Thursday’s volume was led by Mayberry Investments that settled at $6.52, with 501,000 units trading, Scotia Group traded at $50.12, with 447,178 units and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 378,850 shares at $13.71.
Stocks with major price changes are, Berger Paints that rose 71 cents to $22, Grace Kennedy climbing $1.39 to $53. Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents to end at $23, JMMB Group declined 40 cents to $29.50, Kingston Wharves lost 70 cents to end at $46.55 and Supreme ventures lost 40 cents in closing at $14.10.
In the US dollar market, 22,095 units valued at $2,546 as with Margaritaville traded 500 shares at 18 US cents, Proven Investments closed at 18 US cents with just 245 units changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments ended trading 21,350 shares after rising 0.7 cent to 12 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index inched 0.05 points up to 153.20.
Trading resulted in an average of 92,237 units valued at an average of $1,935,798 for each security traded. In contrast to 161,444 units for an average of $1,971,722 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 167,222 units valued at $2,763,542 compared to 183,396 units valued at $2,264,736, on Thursday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.

JSE main market falters on low volume

Grace Kennedy traded at an intra-day high of $56 on Thursday.

Trading activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday remained low, with an exchange of 4,036,088 units valued at $49,293,055 versus 3,503,975 units valued at $50,822,952 on Wednesday.
Trading levels fell below that of the Junior Market, a rare occurrence as two companies in that market dominated trading. Activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 27 securities trading including 2 from the US dollar market compared to 28 securities trading on Wednesday. At the close, the prices of 13 stocks advanced, 9 declined and 5 closed unchanged.
At the close of the market, the All Jamaican Composite Index fell 169.56 points to close at 335,057.54 while the JSE Index declined by 154.49 points to 305,275.25.
Wednesday’s volume was led by Ciboney with 1,075,072 units at 10 cents, accounting for 26.6 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Jamaica Broilers traded 798,007 stock units at $23.50, Mayberry Investments settled at $6.50, with 613,468 units and Pulse Investments jumping $1 to $3, with 460,835 shares.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement that dropped $2.57 to $42.43, Jamaica Broilers gaining 50 cents to end at $23.50, JMMB Group gaining 90 cents to $29.90, Kingston Wharves rising 85 cents to end at $47.25, NCB Financial dropping $2.50 to $95, Sagicor Group losing 75 cents to close at $38.25. Scotia Group fell 40 cents to close at $50.10, Seprod jumped $2.25 to $35.50, Supreme ventures lost 50 cents in closing at $14.50 and Productive Business Solution rose $2 to $105. Grace Kennedy traded at an intraday high of $56 but last traded at $51.61.
In the US dollar market, 8,800 units traded valued at $1,520 as Sterling Investments ended trading 800 shares at after rising 0.8 cent to 10 US cents and Proven Investments lost 0.5 cent to 18 US cents with 8,000 units changing hands. The JSE USD Equities Index declined 2.86 points to 153.15.
Trading resulted in an average of 161,444 units valued at an average of $1,971,722 for each security traded. In contrast to 134,768 units for an average of $1,954,729 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 183,396 units valued at $2,264,736 compared to 190,523 units at a cost of $2,359,871, on Wednesday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.

JSE main market climbs on low volume

Caribbean Cement ended at a new closing high of $45 on Wednesday.

The volume traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined on Wednesday to 3,503,975 units valued at $50,822,952 compared to 8,102,862 units valued $101,385,351 on Tuesday.
Market activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 28 securities trading including just 1 from the US dollar market. At the close, the prices of 14 stocks advanced, 8 declined and 6 closed unchanged, compared to 27 securities trading on Tuesday.
At the close of the market, the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,170.17 points to 335,227.10 while the JSE Index advanced by 1,066.16 points to close at 305,429.74.
Tuesday’s volume was led by Ciboney with 1,230,196 units accounting for 35 percent of the day’s volume, followed by JMMB Group 7.25% preference share with 850,000 units or 24 percent of the day’s volume and PanJam Investment with 326,719 units.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement rising $1.50 to an all-time closing high of $45, Jamaica Broilers lost the $1 it added on Tuesday to end at $23, Kingston Wharves gained 43 cents to end at $46.40, NCB Financial rallied 50 cents to $97.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose $1.45 to close at $15.45, Scotia Group was up 40 cents to close at $50.50 and Seprod jumped $1.65 to $33.25.
In the US dollar market, 5,704 units traded valued at $921 as Proven Investments rose 1 cent to 18.50 with 3,704 units changing hands and Sygnus Credit trading 2,000 shares, with the price slipping 0.25 cent to end at 11.25 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 1.30 points to 156.01.
Trading resulted in an average of 134,768 units valued at an average of $1,954,729 for each security traded. In contrast to 311,649 units for an average of $3,899,437 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 190,523 units at a cost of $2,359,871, compared to 218,947 units valued at $2,566,413 on Tuesday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 closing with lower offers.

JSE up one day down another

 

Syngus Credit Jamaica stock dip below IPO price but teh US based rose.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market retreated on Tuesday after it gained on Monday following Friday’s losses as declining stocks had the upper hand over advancing ones.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index fell 634.73 points to 333,735.28 while the JSE Index slipped 578.31 points to 304,070.53, as declining stocks dominated trading.
Market activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 32 securities trading of which 9 advanced, 11 declined and 12 traded firm, compared to 22 securities trading on Monday.
At the close of market activity 6,395,222 units valued at $50,487,361 traded compared to 3,061,341 units valued at over $40,934,808 changed hands, on Monday.
Trading volume was dominated by 1834 Investments with 2 million units followed by Ciboney with 1,589,845 units and Mayberry Investments with 1,084,672 units.
Stocks with major price changes are, JMMB Group rising 50 cents to $29, Sagicor Group climbing $1.10 to $39.10 and Supreme Ventures gaining $1.09 to close at $15, Sygnus Credit falling $2.30 to a low of $13.70 and Productive Business Solution Preference share rose $2 to $105.
Trading resulted in an average of 220,525 units valued at over $1,740,943, in contrast to 113,383 shares valued at $1,516,104 on Monday. For the month to date 195,519 units traded with an average value of $6,383,337 and on the previous day 203,633 units traded with an average value of $6,596,529 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 174,740 units valued at over $22,872 traded with Proven Investments ended trading with 6070 units at 20 US cents, Sugnus Credit Investments 167,670 shares and rose 1.5 cents to a new high of 12.5 US cents and JMMB Group 6% preference share advanced by 10 cents in trading 1,000 stock units at $1.10. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 1.32 points to close at 163.15.
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 1 closing with a lower offer.

JSE main market volume jumps – Monday

Volume traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday ending with 6,884,784 units valued at $95,400,967 versus 1,921,527 units valued at $46,900,896 changing hands on the main market on Friday.
The volume was built from Supreme Ventures trading 5,511,490 units and accounted for 80.05 percent of total shares traded, followed by 1834 Investments with 230,248 units and Sagicor Group with 182,753 units.
At the end of market activities, 31 securities traded, compared to 23 on Friday, in the main and US dollar markets as 9 stocks rose, 11 declined and 11 traded firm. At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index fell 709.93 points to 326,810.90 and the JSE Index declined 646.83 points to 297,761.66.
Stocks with major price changes are, Kingston Wharves that dropped $1.90 to $46.80, PanJam Investment diving $2.75 to $44.25 and Scotia Group with a loss $1.10 to $48.
Trading resulted in an average of 237,406 units valued at an average of $3,289,689 for each security traded, in contrast to 87,342 units for an average of $2,131,859 on Friday. The average for the month to date is 276,670 shares with a value of $12,250,176, previously 279,765 shares with a value of $13,009,983. In contrast, April closed with an average of 708,206 shares with a value of $6,395,518 for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, Productive Business Solution gained 3 cents in closing at 62 US cents with 1,693 shares trading and Proven Investments traded 32,680 shares at 22 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined 1.06 points to close at 173.22.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market down again – Monday.

JSE main market attempts recovery – Thursday

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,822.14 points to 328,590.89 and the JSE Index climbed 1,660.18 points to 299,383.43.
Volume traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange fell sharply from Wednesday’s level, ending with 3,157,522 units valued at $24,916,371 compared to 7,688,997 units valued at $220,155,817 changing hands on the main market on Wednesday.
The lower volume was built from Ciboney Group with 1,660,000 units accounting for 52.57 percent, followed by JMMB Group 7.25% preference share with 345,000 units or 10.93 percent of the day’s volume.
At the end of market activities, 24 securities traded, compared to 23 on Wednesday, in the main and US dollar markets. Only 13 stocks rose, 6 declined and 5 traded firm.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement losing $2 to $35.50, Grace Kennedy rising $1.45 to $49.65, JMMB Group rising $1.50 to $28, Kingston Wharves climbed $1.90 to $48.40, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained $1 to end at $15 and Supreme Ventures climbed $2.30 to an all-time high of $15.
Trading resulted in an average of 137,284 units valued at an average of $1,083,320 for each security traded. In contrast to 366,143 units for an average of $10,483,610 on Thursday. The average for the month to date is 292,000 shares with a value of $13,757,854, previously 303,017 shares with a value of $14,739,384. In contrast, April closed with an average of 708,206 shares with a value of $6,395,518 for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, Productivity Business ended trading at 59 US cents with 5,000 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 0.13 points to close at 173.30.
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 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market volume down prices up – Thursday.

Big recovery for JSE main market – Friday

Caribbean Cement jumped $4.45 to close at $40.05

Investors pushed the Jamaica Stock Exchange the market up strongly on Friday and the market recovered a large portion of what was lost since the record high on the previous week.
At the end of market activities, 28 securities traded, compared to 28 on Thursday, in the main and US dollar markets with the price of 10 stocks rising, 8 falling and 10 trading firm. At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped sharply by 2,341.33 points to 330,728.92 and the JSE Index climbed 2,133.22 points to 301,331.41.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement jumped $4.45 to close at $40.05, JMMB Group jumped $1 to $28, Palace Amusement jumped $300 to $1,300, followed by NCB Financial that dropped $1.25 to $95. PanJam Investment traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $46.01 while Jamaica Broilers and Supreme Ventures traded at intraday highs.
Trading activity resulted in 3,690,667 units valued at $51,637,707 compared to 3,519,415 units valued at $33,476,075 changing hands on Friday.
The major trades for the day are, Wisynco Group with 1,214,450 units and accounting for 32.91 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 723,173 units or 19.59 percent of trades and Ciboney Group with 402,832 units and 10.91 percent of the volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 136,691 units valued at an average of $1,912,508 for each security traded. In contrast to 200,047 units for an average of $4,687,155 on Thursday. The average for the month to date is 342,839 shares with a value of $18,119,875 and previously 367,467 shares with a value of $20,307,869. In contrast, April closed with an average of 708,206 shares with a value of $6,395,518 for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, Proven Investments traded 1,000 shares and fell by 3 cents to 20 US cents and the market index ended at down 0.47 points to 164.82 and JMMB Group 5.75% US preference share traded 5,000 units at $2.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none closing with a lower offer.
For more details of market activities see – Big gains for JSE main market – Friday.