Junior Market rose modestly on Friday

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with the prices of 9 securities advancing, 4 declining and 5 remaining unchanged leading to the market Index advancing 5.72 points to 2,941.32.
The market closed with 18 securities changing hands, resulting in 3,826,595 shares valued at $11,225,879 trading, compared to 21 securities trading on Thursday with 4,506,090 shares valued at $11,225,879 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 212,589 units for an average of $582,881 in contrast to 214,576 units for an average of $434,566 on Thursday. An average of 200,424 units at an average value of $1,534,489 traded, and previously 199,377 units at an average value of $1,616,445. 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 9 stocks ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed 1 cent higher at $45.02, with 18,500 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $2, with 3,056,419 stock units trading, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.90, with 974 shares, Derrimon Trading concluded trading 38 cents higher at $7.50, with 6,441 units, Express Catering ended trading 10 cents higher at $4.70, with 67,234 shares. FosRich Group traded 10 cents higher at $2.60, with 1,300 stock units, General Accident finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $2.84, with 193,992 shares, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 5 cents at $2.70, with 109,788 stock units, Honey Bun ended 15 cents higher at $5.25, with 28,443 units. Iron Rock concluded trading at $3, with 110,000 shares, Jamaican Teas settled at $4.50, with 14,330 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 39 cents higher at $4.60, with 10,502 stock units, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 50 cents at $13, with 1,000 shares. Lasco Distributors ended 6 cents higher at $4.52, with 66,915 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading 4 cents higher at $5.25, with 4,590 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished at $4.50, with 36,296 units, Main Event settled with a loss of 34 cents at $5.76, with 4,667 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading 20 cents higher at $5.20, with 95,204 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Trinidad stock market steady – Friday

Prices were mostly steady at the close of trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange with on Friday with trading in 18 securities against 16 on Thursday, with 1 stock advancing, 2 declining and 15 remaining unchanged resulting in modest change in the market indices.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Thursday, 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 213,988 shares with a value of $4,302,172, compared to 156,311 shares with a value of $5,255,361, changing hands.
At close the Composite Index shed 0.75 points on Friday to 1,269.43, the All T&T Index fell 0.92 points to 1,701.06 while Cross Listed Index declined 0.08 points to close at 113.05.
Gains|Unilever Caribbean increased 1 cent to finished at $29, trading 17,247 shares.
Losses| Massy Holdings traded with a loss of 30 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $47, with 39,420 stock units changing hands and Sagicor Financial closed with a loss of 1 cent to end at $7.82, with 21,500 units.
Firm Traded| Ansa Mcal finished at $60, with 300 units, Ansa Merchant completed at $40, trading 1,000 shares, Clico Investments end with $20, with 24,410 units, First Citizens completed at $32.10, trading 1,722 shares, Grace Kennedy concluded trading at $3.40, with 35,000 units. LJ Williams B share closed at 75 cents, trading 3,300 units, National Enterprises completed trading at $9.65, with 9,937 stock units, NCB Financial Group concluded trading at $6.60, trading 20,022 shares, One Caribbean Media end with $12.50, with 6,100 stock units changing hands. Prestige Holdings completed at $10, trading 8,401 shares, Republic Financial Holdings concluded trading at $101.52, with 3,189 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank finish at $61.71, with 163 stock units changing hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL concluded trading at $27, with 7,290 units, Trinidad Cement end at $3.50, trading 13,964 shares and West Indian Tobacco ended at $88.50, with 1,023 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE majors pulled back on Thursday

Interest rates are falling and will drive stocks higher in 2018.

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index falling by 1,047.87 points to 316,926.39 and the JSE Index declining by 954.73 points to 288,755.78.
Main market activity closed with 3,856,461 shares valued at just $40,581,082 changing hands, in contrast to 5,490,162 shares valued at a mere $27,746,053 trading on Tuesday, the day before the Ash Wednesday break.
The major contributors to the total volume in the market include, Wisynco Group with 905,215 units followed by Radio Jamaica with 745,339 units and Ciboney Group with 482,108 units.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels, leading to prices of 11 securities rising, 12 falling, 8 trading firm as 31 securities changed hands, including 3 from the US market. Trading took place in 31 securities on Thursday.
The securities with the largest price changes include, Jamaica Producers rising $1.87 to $17.47, Mayberry Investments with a gain of 90 cents to $6.05, Kingston Wharves losing $1.60 to $41, while PanJam Investment fell $1.80 to $40.05 and Scotia Group lost $1.45 to end at $50.55.
The US market closed with Margaritaville lost 1 cents and closed trading at 1 US cent with 5,000 shares and Proven Investments exchanged 16,820 ordinary shares, to close at 21 US cents. JMMB 6% preference share ended at $1.08 with 400 stock units trading. The market closed with just 22,220 shares trading with a value of US$5,122 and the JSE US Equities Index rising 1.59 points to close at 166.82.
Market activity ended with an average of 137,731 shares valued at $1,449,324, in contrast to 189,316 shares valued at $956,760 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 189,385 units valued at $2,973,878 and previously, 182,709 units valued at $3,152,487. 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 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closed with a lower offer.

For more details of market activities see – Subdued trading on Thursday sinks JSE index.

Subdued trading sinks JSE index – Thursday

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Market activity closed on The Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday with 28 securities changing hands, as the prices 11 rose 11 declined and 6 traded unchanged as 3,856,461 shares valued at a mere $40,581,082 changed hands.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,047.87 points to 316,926.39 and the JSE Index declined by 954.73 points to 288,755.78.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments ended at $8.45, with 750 stock units, Berger Paints closed with a loss of 1 cent at $17.99, with 350 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading 5 cents higher at $1.38, with 107,631 units, Carreras finished at $10.95, with 200,655 shares, Caribbean Cement settled 48 cents higher at $30.50, with 11,062 shares. Ciboney Group ended trading with a loss of 8 cents at $0.31, with 482,108 shares, Grace Kennedy traded at $43, with 493 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading with a loss of 15 cents at $18.05, with 500 units, Jamaica Producers closed $1.87 higher at $17.47, with 34,606 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended 49 cents higher at $6.99, with 279,870 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading 48 cents higher at $25, with 207,833 shares, Kingston Properties finished at $6, with 2,500 stock units, Kingston Wharves settled with a loss of 1.60 cents at $41, with 1,761 units. Mayberry Investments ended trading 90 cents higher at $6.05, with 125,353 shares, NCB Financial Group traded 80 cents higher at $99.80, with 23,974 shares, 138 Student Living ended with a loss of 15 cents at $6, with 350 shares, PanJam Investment ended with a loss of 1.80 cents at $40.05, with 3,326 units, Pulse Investments finished at $1.80, with 2,985 shares. Radio Jamaica settled with a loss of 5 cents at $1, with 745,339 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading 10 cents higher at $35.60, with 336,636 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading 5 cents higher at $14.90, with 62,225 shares. Salada Foods traded with a loss of 56 cents at $9.95, with 1,000 units, Scotia Group finished trading with a loss of 1.45 cents at $50.55, with 36,870 shares. Seprod closed at $29.60, with 1,200 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading 1 cent higher at $12, Victoria Mutual Investments with 57,209 stock units, finished 5 cents higher at $4.20, with 177,360 units, Wisynco Group settled with a loss of 6 cents at $10.69, with 905,215 shares and in the main market preference segment, JMMB Group closed with a loss of 1 cent at $1.02, with 47,300 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 in big rise again – Thursday.”

Junior Market gained on Thursday

AMG Packaging traded 3,571,405 stock units

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with the prices of 7 securities advanced, 11 declined and 3 remained unchanged and the Market Index advancing 25.21 points to close at 2,925.60.
The market closed with 21 securities changing hands, resulting in 4,506,090 shares valued at $11,225,879 trading, compared to 18 securities trading on Tuesday with 11,208,712 units valued at $124,643,001 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 214,576 units for an average of $434,566 in contrast to 622,706 units for an average of $6,924,611 on Tuesday. An average of 199,377 units at an average value of $1,616,445 traded, and previously 197,679 units at an average value of $1,737,294. 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 4 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 50 cents at $2, with 3,571,405 stock units trading, Blue Power fell 20 cents to $33.80, with 114 units, Cargo Handlers settled at $10.90, with 4,345 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 27 cents at $4.20, with 100,000 units changing hands, Dolphin Cove finished $1.50 higher at $18.50, with 200 stock units. Eppley settled with a loss of $2.02 at $10.50, with 17,000 units, Express Catering ended trading at $4.60, with 107,000 shares, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 5 cents at $2.50, with 78,106 shares, General Accident finished trading 5 cents higher at $2.85, with 101,500 shares. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 15 cents at $2.75, with 422 stock units, Honey Bun ended with a loss of 30 cents at $5.10, with 31,804 units trading, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 10 cents at $4.50, with 10,170 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $4.21, with 44,795 stock units. Key Insurance traded 20 cents higher at $4, with 79,101 units after the company posted improved full year results. KLE Group finished trading 10 cents higher at $2.30, with 5,000 shares, Knutsford Express closed $1.50 higher at $13.50, with 300 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 4 cents at $4.46, with 26,620 shares. Lasco Financial concluded trading 11 cents higher at $5.21, with 26,133 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished at $4.50, with 106,231 units, Stationery and Office finished trading 50 cents higher at $5, with 195,555 stock units trading as demand climbed for the stock following days of little buying interest and tTech ended with a loss of 40 cents at $5.60, with 289 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Trinidad stock market firming up

Prices are firming up on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange with the IC bid-offer Indicator showing stocks being sold currently below the last traded prices have declined sharply from where there were late last year and in January of around 8 offers.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Thursday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers, an indication of a greater level of stability in the market.
Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with trading in 16 securities against 18 on Wednesday, with 3 stocks advancing, 3 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
Trading ended with 156,311 shares with a value of $5,255,361, compared to 107,817 shares with a value of $2,343,695, changing hands.
At close the Composite Index gained 01.55 points on Thursday to 1,270.18, the All T&T Index shed 0.11 points to 1,701.98 while Cross Listed Index rose 0.44 points to close at 113.13.
Gains| Republic Financial Holdings increased 2 cents and concluded trading at $101.52, with 34,343 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank rose 8 cents and finished at $61.71, with 2,668 stock units and Unilever Caribbean closed with a gain of 9 cents and finished at $28.99, trading 50 shares changing hands.
Losses| LJ Williams B share fell 1 cent and ended at 75 cent, trading 31,600 units, Massy Holdings shed 19 cents and finished at $47.30, with 4,712 stock units changing hands and Sagicor Financial lost 5 cents and ended at $7.83, with 1,000 units trading.
Firm Traded| Ansa Mcal finished at $60, with 9,873 units, Clico Investments end with $20, with 18,550 units, First Citizens completed at $32.10, trading 347 shares, Grace Kennedy concluded trading at $3.40, with 17,035 units, JMMB Group completed at $1.80, with 6,138 stock units changing hands.. NCB Financial Group concluded trading at $6.60, trading 21,495 shares, One Caribbean Media end with $12.50, with 300 stock units changing hands., Prestige Holdings completed at $10, trading 200 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL concluded trading at $27, with 5,500 units and Trinidad Cement ended at $3.50, trading 2,500 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Trinidad stocks trade after Carnival

Trading resumed on the TTSE on Wednesday after braking for the Carnival celebration.

Market activity resumed on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday after closing for the Carnival celebration break, with trading in 18 securities, compared to 19 on Friday.
The market ended with, with 3 stocks advancing, 4 declining and 11 remaining unchanged leading to declines in all three market indices.
At close the Composite Index gained 0.14 points on Wednesday to 1,268.63, the All T&T Index rose 0.25 points to 1,702.09 while Cross Listed Index remained unchanged at 112.69.
Market activity ended with 107,817 shares with a value of $2,343,695, traded, compared to 211,761 shares with a value of $2,131,516 on Friday.
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 4 with lower offers.
Gains| Agostini’s concluded trading with a gain of 10 cents to aa a 52 weeks ‘ high of $20.86, with 3,330 shares changing hands, NCB Financial Group gained 10 cents and finished at $6.60, trading 3,000 shares and Scotiabank advanced by 12 to end at $61.63, with 500 stock units changing hands.
Losses| National Enterprises lost 2 cents and concluded trading at a 52 weeks’ low of $9.65, with 250 units, LJ Williams B share closed with a fall of 1 cent at 76 cents, trading 35,000 shares, Sagicor Financial closing at $7.88 after slipping by 1 cent, with 27,774 units and Unilever Caribbean losing 9 cents to finish at $28.90, trading 50 shares.
Firm Traded| Angostura Holdings ended trading at $15.67, with 20,094 stock units changing hands, and Clico Investments concluded trading at $20 with 15,160 units, First Citizens concluded trading at $32.10, trading with 1,861 shares. Grace Kennedy ended trading at $3.40, with 46,868 units. Guardian Holdings to finish at $17 trading 100 shares. JMMB Group fell 5 cents to $1.80 with 19,348 stock units changing hands. Massy Holdings concluded trading at $47.49, with 2,866 stock units changing hands, One Caribbean Media closed trading at $12.50, with 12,918 stock units changing hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL concluded trading at $27 with 19,606 units, Trinidad Cement finished trading 2,454 shares at $3.50 and West Indian Tobacco closed at $88.50 with 582 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Kingston Wharves jumps $5.55 to new high

Kingston Wharves jumped $5.55 to a record close on Tuesday.

Kingston Wharves closed at a new record high at the close of trading on Tuesday the Jamaica Stock Exchange with the price jumping sharply by $5.55 to $42.60, with 7,763 shares changing hands, the move helped the main market indices to close by more than 1,300 points at the close.
Market activity closed with 29 securities changing hands, as the prices 8 rose 13 declined and 8 traded unchanged. The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged 1,439.19 points to 317,974.26 and the JSE Index jumped 1,311.26 points to 289,710.51. This was the second consecutive day with strong gains in the indices.
The number of securities trading on the main market of rose on Tuesday but the value of shares traded dropped to low levels, leading to 5,490,162 shares valued at just $27,746,053 changing hands.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments ended 94 cents higher at $8.45, with 250 stock units, Berger Paints closed with a loss of 1 cent at $18, with 39,984 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading with a loss of 3 cents at $1.33, with 854 units, Carreras finished at $10.95, with 320,871 shares, Caribbean Cement settled 1 cent higher at $30.02, with 4,701 shares. Ciboney Group ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at 39 cents, with 970,762 shares, Grace Kennedy traded 40 cents higher at $43, with 3,269 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading 20 cents higher at $18.20, with 6,457 units, Jamaica Producers closed 10 cents higher at $15.60, with 41,029 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $6.50, with 45,523 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading with a loss of 48 cents at $24.52, with 28,228 stock units, Mayberry Investments ended trading 5 cents higher at $5.15, with 1,950 shares. NCB Financial Group traded with a loss of 95 cents at $99, with 25,065 units, 1834 Investments finished trading at $1.20, with 2,314,148 shares, PanJam Investment ended $1.85 higher at $41.85, with 3,000 units, Pulse Investments finished at $1.80, with 6,387 shares. Radio Jamaica settled at $1.05, with 523,807 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading with a loss of 50 cents at $35.50, with 31,921 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at $14.85, with 17,600 shares. Salada Foods traded with a loss of $1.49 at $10.51, with 200 units, Scotia Group finished trading with a loss of $1 at $52, with 71,580 shares. Seprod closed with a loss of 40 cents at $29.60, with 195 shares, Sterling Investments ended at $9, with 4,750 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $11.99, with 5,795 stock units, Victoria Mutual Investments finished trading at $4.15, with 160,956 units. Wisynco Group settled at $10.75, with 802,550 shares and in the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.5% lost 1 cent to close at $1.03 with 567 shares and Proven Investments settled with a loss of 85 cents at $5.05, with 50,000 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 “JSE in big rise again – Tuesday.”

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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Knutsford Express trades 10M shares drops $3

Knutsford Express traded just over 10 million shares on Tuesday.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday had a big jump in the volume and value of shares as Knutsford Express exchanged 10 million shares and dropping $3 in pushing total for the market to 11,208,712 units valued at $124,643,001.
The market closed with 18 securities changing hands, compared to on Monday also with 18 securities trading leading to 1,064,473 units valued at $4,105,299 securities changing hands.
The Junior Market Index declined by 26.14 points to close at 2,900.39 with the prices of 7 securities rising, 8 declining and 3 remaining unchanged.
Trading resulted in an average of 622,706 units for an average of $6,924,611 trading, in contrast to 59,137 units for an average of $228,072 on Monday. An average of 197,679 units at an average value of $1,737,294 traded, and previously 152,676 units at an average value of $1,188,048. 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 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed at $45.01, with 2,000 shares, AMG Packaging climbed 45 cents and closed at $2.50, with 875,948 stock units trading, Cargo Handlers settled 40 cents higher at $10.90, with 700 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 50 cents at $5.20, with 1,500 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 3 cents at $4.47, with 8,000 units. Dolphin Cove finished 50 cents higher at $17, with 25,000 stock units, Express Catering ended trading with a loss of 8 cents at $4.60, with 5,085 shares, FosRich Group traded 25 cents higher at $2.55, with 11,023 shares, General Accident finished trading with a loss of 7 cents at $2.80, with 2,000 shares. Knutsford Express closed with a loss of $3 at $12, with 10,074,564 shares, Lasco Distributors ended at $4.50, with 4,610 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $5.10, with 102,601 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished 33 cents higher at $4.50, with 18,431 units. Main Event settled 39 cents higher at $6.10, with 23,985 shares, Paramount Trading traded at $3.10, with 20,000 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 31 cents at $4.50, with 4,000 stock units and tTech ended at $6, with 28,965 shares. In the junior market preference segment, Eppley 9.5% concluded trading with a loss of 9 cents at $7.80, with a mere 300 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.