Another fall in Jamaican dollar – Tuesday

The Jamaican dollar continue the recent decline in value against the United States dollar on Tuesday ending with a rise of 4 cents while the rate paid by dealers increased by 92 cents.
Inflows of all currencies, totaled US$36.98 million, versus US$31.68 million on Monday with the selling of US$32.70 million in contrast to US$29.73 million previously.
In US dollar trading, dealers sold US$30.91 million at an average of $127.15 at the close, compared to US$27.95 million at an average of $127.11 on Monday. Purchases of the US currency by dealers, amounted to US$33.64 million at an average of $125.60 at the close, compared to US$28.27 million at an average of $124.68.
At mid-day on Tuesday dealers purchased US$11.85 million at an average rate of J$125.72 and sold US$9.85 million at an average of J$126.96. On Monday at midday dealers purchased US$11.23 million at an average rate of J$125.35 and sold US$6.62 million at an average of J$127.42.
The selling rate on Tuesday, for the Canadian dollar rose to J$100.62 from J$100.20 at the close on Monday, the selling rate for the British Pound increased to J$176.40 from J$174.84 previously and the euro declined in value against the Jamaican dollar at J$156.92 to buy the European common currency, versus the prior selling rate of J$157.70.

Jamaican dollar slip again vs US$ – Monday

The Jamaican dollar continue the recent decline in value against the United States dollar on Monday ending with a rise of 9 cents while the rate paid by dealers dropped by $1.08.
Inflows of all currencies, totaled US$31.68 million, versus US$54.17 million on Friday with the selling of US$29.73 million in contrast to US$44.95 million on Friday.
In US dollar trading, dealers sold US$27.95 million at an average of $127.11 at the close, compared to US$43.56 million at an average of $127.02 on Friday. Purchases of the US currency by dealers, amounted to US$28.27 million at an average of $124.68 at the close, compared to US$51.60 million at an average of $125.77.
At mid-day on Monday dealers purchased US$11.23 million at an average rate of J$125.35 and sold US$6.62 million at an average of J$127.42. On Friday at midday dealers purchased US$26.14 million at an average rate of J$126.23 and sold US$17.86 million at an average of J$126.86.
The selling rate on Monday, for the Canadian dollar rose to J$100.20 from J$99.78 at the close on Friday, the selling rate for the British Pound fell to J$174.84 from J$177.51 previously and the euro declined in value against the Jamaican dollar at J$157.70 to buy the European common currency, versus the prior selling rate of J$158.71.

Elite list on Junior Market but no trade – Tuesday

Elite Diagnostics fresh from a recent initial Public Issue that was heavily oversubscribed failed to record a trade at the close of the market on Tuesday but investors put through trades in the market up to $3.30 with 391,447 shares which were canceled at the close.
Elite can trade up to $3.38 on Wednesday. At the end of trading, the stock close with bids to buy 2.95 million shares at $2.60, 30 percent higher than the IPO price of $2. Elsewhere, Caribbean Producers traded 20 million shares at $4.30 and Iron Rock Insurance traded 3.9 million units at $3 on a day of heightened volume.
The Junior Market index advanced 11.92 points to close at 2,883.68 on Tuesday, as the prices of 5 securities advanced, 8 declined and 5 remained unchanged.
The market closed with 18 securities changing hands, resulting in 24,250,087 shares valued at $100,904,262 trading, compared to 20 securities trading on Monday with 6,699,330 shares valued at $22,327,925 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 1,347,227 units for an average of $5,605,792 in contrast to an average of 334,967 units averaging $1,116,396 on Monday. An average of 806,402 units at an average value of $1,779,476 traded, and previously 211,318 units at an average value of $1,500,635. In contrast, January closed with an average of 122,386 shares, valued at $489,704 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Blue Power concluded trading 84 cents higher at $33.85, with 140 units, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 10 cents at $4.90, with 711,797 shares, Caribbean Flavours traded with a loss of 1 cent at $10.89, with 2,700 stock units, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 10 cents at $4.30, with 20,002,400 units, Dolphin Cove finished 85 cents higher at $16.85, with 3,868 stock units. FosRich Group traded 1 cent higher at $2.51, with 19,710 shares, General Accident finished trading at $2.80, with 10,450 shares, GWest Corporation closed at $2.74, with 1,540 stock units, Honey Bun ended at $5.25, with 9,227 units. Iron Rock concluded trading at $3, with 3,192,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $4.60, with 300 stock units, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 1.90 cents at $13.10, with 3,330 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 15 cents higher at $4.50, with 39,144 shares. Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents at $5.20, with 39,231 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished 75 cents higher at $4.45, with 76,794 units, Main Event settled with a loss of 4 cents at $5.76, with 42,810 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 11 cents at $5.40, with 56,198 stock units and tTech ended with a loss of 60 cents at a 52 weeks’ low at $5, with 38,448 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Trinidad stocks inched higher – Tuesday

Add your HTML code here...

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with trading in 19 securities with 4 trading 5 units or less, against 16 trading on Monday. The market closed with 3 stocks advancing, 1 declining and 15 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Tuesday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers, an indication of a greater level of stability in the market.
Trading ended with 305,086 shares with a value of $4,018,435, compared to 74,204 shares with a value of $1,358,010, changing hands.
At close the Composite Index gained 0.33 points on Tuesday to 1,269.97, the All T&T Index rose 0.24 points to 1,701.21 while Cross Listed Index added 0.06 points to close at 113.18.
Gains|Agostini’s concluded trading and rose 1 cent to finish at a 52 weeks’ high of $20.87, trading just 2 shares, Scotiabank added 1 cent to complete trading at $61.72, with 2,802 stock units changing hands and strong>Trinidad & Tobago NGL increased 48 cents and finished at $27.50, with 6,833 units changing hands.
Losses| LJ Williams B share ended trading 5 cents lower at $0.70, trading 200 shares.
Firm Traded| Angostura Holdings concluded trading at $15.67, with 2,127 stock units changing hands Ansa Mcal ended at $60, with a mere 2 units trading, Ansa Merchant finished at $40, trading just 2 shares, Clico Investments concluded trading at $20, with 19,063 units, First Caribbean International Bank ended at $9.30, trading 946 shares. First Citizens finished at $32.10, trading 3,108 shares, Grace Kennedy closed trading at $3.40, with 161,520 units, Massy Holdings ended at $47, with 25,428 stock units changing hands. National Enterprises finished at $9.65, with only 5 units trading. National Flour completed trading at $1.90, trading 845 shares, NCB Financial Group closed at $6.60, trading 22,620 shares, Point Lisas concluded trading at $3.81, with 29,514 units, Sagicor Financial traded 2,150 units at $7.82, Trinidad Cement closed at $3.50, trading 16,036 shares and West Indian Tobacco finished at $88.50, with 11,883 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Gains for JSE main market – Monday

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 1,009.19 points to 317,140.96 and the JSE Index gaining 919.48 points to 288,951.27.
Market activity ended with 4,327,589 shares valued at $91,755,917 changing hands, in contrast to 3,062,698 shares valued at a mere $31,052,068 on Friday.
The major contributors to the total volume in the market was JMMB Group with 3,074,791 shares traded with the next being Wisynco Group with 282,109 units.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels, leading to prices of 11 securities rising, 9 falling and 8 trading firm as 29 securities changed hands, including just 1 from the US market versus 28 that traded on Friday.
The securities with the largest price changes include, Grace Kennedy with a gain of $1 to $44, Kingston Wharves up $1 to $42 and PanJam Investment rose 95 cents to $41 and Jamaica Producers lost $1.77 to $15.50.
The US market closed with Proven Investments exchanging 7,978 ordinary shares, as the price gained 1 cent to close at 22 US cents, with a value of US$1,722 and the JSE US Equities Index rose 2.75 points to 167.75.
Trading closed with an average of 160,281 units valued at an average of $3,398,367 for each security traded. In contrast to 117,781 units valued at an average of $1,194,310 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 181,777 units valued at $2,865,105 and previously, 183,585 units valued at $2,815,964. In contrast, January closed with average of 349,084 units at an average of $5,801,440 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
For more details of market activities see –JMMB dominates JSE trading.

JMMB dominates JSE trading

Market activity ended with only 4,327,589 shares valued at $91,755,917 changing hands as 27 securities traded ending with 10 securities rising, 9 falling and 8 trading firm.
Trading in JMMB Group accounted for 71 percent of the volume of shares traded for the day. Trading led to gains in the market indices. The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index gained 1,009.19 points to 317,140.96 and the JSE Index advanced by 919.48 points to end at 288,951.27.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints ended with a loss of 49 cents at $17.50, with 633 stock units, Cable & Wireless concluded trading 1 cent higher at $1.37, with 190,477 units, Carreras finished with a gain of 44 cents at $10.95, with 35,877 shares, Caribbean Cement jumped $2.32 to close at $33, with a mere 2,525 shares, Ciboney Group ended trading with a loss of 7 cents to 25 cents, with 20,000 shares, with the stock trading ex-dividend of 34 cents. Grace Kennedy traded 25 cents higher at $44.25, with 19,093 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading with a rise of 50 cents at $18.60, as 8,066 units were exchanged, Jamaica Producers lost 50 cents at $15, with 126,900 shares trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 29 cents to $6.70, with 3,300 shares. JMMB Group concluded trading at $25, with 3,074,791 shares, Kingston Wharves settled 60 cents higher at $42.60, trading 15,526 units, Mayberry Investments ended trading with a loss of 49 cents to $5.50, as 57,345 shares were exchanged, NCB Financial Group slipped 48 cents to $99.52, with 22,553 shares. PanJam Investment lost 45 cents to end at $40.55, with 46,642 units, Portland JSX concluded trading at $10, with 30,650 shares, Pulse Investments finished at $1.80, as 25,000 shares changed hands, Radio Jamaica settled at $1.12, with 10,174 shares. Sagicor Group ended trading at $36, with 14,598 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled with a loss of 85 cents at $14.05, with 175,214 shares, Salada Foods traded $1.05 higher to $11, with 10,000 units, Scotia Group finished trading and gained 5 cents to $50.60, with 100 shares, Supreme Ventures ended at $12, trading 8,840 stock units. Victoria Mutual Investments finished 2 cents higher at $4.12, with 136,776 units, Wisynco Group traded 282,109 units but lost 20 cents to end at $10.49 and In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.5% closed at $1.02, with 300 shares, 138 Student Living ended at $6, with 100 shares, Proven Investments 8.25% settled 4 cents higher at $5.09, with 10,000 units 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 “Gains for JSE main market stocks – Monday.”

Junior Market in sharp drop – Monday

CAC closed at a new high on Monday.

The Junior Market suffered a sharp 2 percent drop with the index shedding 59.56 points to close at 2,871.76 on Monday, as the prices of 7 securities advanced, 9 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
The market closed with 20 securities changing hands, resulting in 6,699,330 shares valued at $22,327,925 trading, compared to 8 securities trading on Friday with 3,826,595 shares valued at $11,225,879 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 334,967 units for an average of $1,116,396 in contrast to 212,589 units for an average of $582,881 on Friday. An average of 211,318 units at an average value of $1,500,635 traded, and previously 200,424 units at an average value of $1,534,489. In contrast, January closed with an average of 122,386 shares, valued at $489,704 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 3 with lower offers.
The market will have Elite Diagnostics trading for the first time on Tuesday, following the heavy over subscription of the Initial public issue.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 10 cents higher at $2.10, with 3,023,130 stock units, Blue Power dropped 79 cents to end trading at $33.01, with 3,500 units, CAC 2000 gained 94 cents to close at an all time high of $9.99, with 935 shares, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.90, with 1,000 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 20 cents at $5, after 3,715 shares changed hands. Caribbean Producers finished trading 20 cents higher at $4.40, with 1,280 units, Derrimon Trading fell 50 cents to $7, with 8,337 shares, Dolphin Cove finished with a loss of $2.50 at $16, and 6,835 stock units traded, Express Catering fell 10 cents to $4.60, with 10,000 shares. FosRich Group traded with a loss of 10 cents at $2.50, with 5,621 shares, General Accident finished down 4 cents at $2.80, with 101,661 shares, GWest Corporation closed 4 cents higher at $2.74, with 551 stock units, Honey Bun ended at $5.25, with 67,143 units. Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $4.60, with 218,429 stock units, Knutsford Express closed $2 higher at $15, with 617 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 17 cents at $4.35, with 83,262 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading at $5.25, with 43,680 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 80 cents at $3.70, with 3,010,717 units, Main Event rose 4 cents to close at $5.80, with 5,909 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading 31 cents higher at $5.51, with 103,008 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Trinidad stock market remains steady – Monday

Prices of only 4 stocks changed at the close of trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday, with trading in 16 securities against 18 on Friday. 2 stocks advanced, 2 declined and 12 remained unchanged on a day of modest trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Monday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers, an indication of a greater level of stability in the market.
Trading ended with 74,204 shares with a value of $1,358,010, compared to 213,988 shares with a value of $4,302,172, changing hands.
At close the Composite Index gained 0.21 points on Monday to 1,269.64, the All T&T Index lost 0.09 points to 1,700.97 while Cross Listed Index added 0.07 points to close at 113.12.
Gains|Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose 2 cents and finished at $27.02, with 1,175 units and Unilever Caribbean closed with a gain of 1 cent at $29.01, trading 20,210 shares.
Losses| National Flour closed with a loss of 4 cents and completed trading at $1.90, with 250 shares and Republic Financial Holdings shed 1 cent and finish at $101.51, with 3,281 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades| Clico Investments concluded trading at $20, with 3,843 units, First Caribbean International Bank ended at $9.30, trading 1,500 shares,  First Citizens finished at $32.10, with 175 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy closed at $3.40, with 18,000 units trading, JMMB Group finished at $1.80, with 4,922 stock units changing hands. Massy Holdings ended at $47, with 1,000 stock units trading, National Enterprises finished at $9.65, with 500 units, NCB Financial Group closed at $6.60, trading 5,000 shares, Point Lisas ended at $3.81, with 3,386 units. Prestige Holdings finished at $10, trading 4,645 shares, Sagicor Financial concluded trading at $7.82, with 5,453 units and Scotiabank completed trading at $61.71, with 864 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Moderate JSE main market trading

Main Market activity of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market ended on Friday with 3,008,815 shares changing hands valued at a mere $31,052,068 as 26 securities traded ending with 9 securities rising, 8 falling, 6 trading firm.
Trading led to declines in the market indices, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropping 794.62 points to 316,131.77 and the JSE Index declining by 723.99 points to 288,031.79.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments ended with a loss of 45 cents at $8, with 937 stock units, Berger Paints closed at $17.99, with 12,166 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading with a loss of 2 cents at $1.36, with 43,535 units, Carreras finished with a loss of 44 cents at $10.51, with 42,730 shares, Caribbean Cement settled 18 cents higher at $30.68, with 9,500 shares. Ciboney Group closed at 32 cents with 159,414 shares traded, Grace Kennedy ended trading $1 higher at $44, with 61,564 shares, Jamaica Broilers traded 5 cents higher at $18.10, with 7,050 stock units, Jamaica Producers finished trading with a loss of 1.97 cents at $15.50, with 186,991 units, JMMB Group ended at $25, with 18,977 shares. Kingston Properties concluded trading 65 cents higher at $6.65, with 7,265 shares, Kingston Wharves finished $1 higher at $42, with 1,500 stock units, Mayberry Investments settled with a loss of 6 cents at $5.99, with 1,500 units, NCB Financial Group ended trading 20 cents higher at $100, with 51,424 shares. PanJam Investment closed 95 cents higher at $41, with 37,796 stock units, Radio Jamaica finished 12 cents higher at $1.12, with 1,621,266 shares, Sagicor Group settled 40 cents higher at $36, with 11,923 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled at $14.90, with 56,392 shares, Scotia Group traded at $50.55, with 106,638 units. Seprod finished trading with a loss of 59 cents at $29.01, leading to 156,774 shares changing hands, Sterling Investments closed with a rise of 31 cents at $9.31, with 13,427 shares, Supreme Ventures ended at $12, with 10,983 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $4.10, after 127,537 stock units were exchanged while Wisynco Group finished at $10.69, with 304,203 units. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.25% traded 100 stock units at $2.49, and Jamaica Money Market 7.5% finished trading at $1.95, with 10,706 units 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 indices fall – Friday.”

JSE main market indices fall – Friday

Grace Kennedy gained $1 to close at $44 on Friday

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index fell by 794.62 points to 316,131.77 and the JSE Index declined by 723.99 points to 288,031.79.
Market activity ended with only 3,008,815 shares valued at a mere $31,052,068 changing hands, in contrast to 3,856,461 shares valued at $40,581,082 on Thursday.
The major contributors to the total volume in the market was Radio Jamaica with 1,621,266 shares traded with the next being Wisynco Group with 304,203 units.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels, leading to prices of 11 securities rising, 7 falling, 11 trading firm as 29 securities changed hands, including just 1 from the US market versus 31 that traded on Thursday.
The securities with the largest price changes include, Grace Kennedy with a gain of $1 to $44, Kingston Wharves up $1 to $42 and PanJam Investment rose 95 cents to $41 and Jamaica Producers lost $1.77 to $15.50.
The US market closed with Proven Investments exchanged 4,000 ordinary shares, to close at 21 US cents, with a value of US$924 and the JSE US Equities Index fell 1.82 points to 165.
Trading closed with an average of 117,781 units valued at an average of $1,194,310 for each security traded. In contrast to 137,731 units for an average of $1,449,324 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 183,585 units valued at $2,815,964 and previously, 189,385 units valued at $2,973,878. In contrast, January closed with average of 349,084 units at an average of $5,801,440 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.

For more details of market activities see – Moderate JSE main market trading.