Advancing stocks out pace decliners on JSE 11 to 6

Market activity was very moderate in Tuesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 11 stocks rose and 6 declined as 26 securities changed hands, resulting in 1,088,746 shares trading, valued at $15,721,500.
JSE sum 15-7-14Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 521.80 points, to close at 70,786.13 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index moved up 583.46 points, to close at 77,859.94.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market, are Cable & Wireless with 30,000 shares, to close with a gain of a cent, at 30 cents, Caribbean Cement with 5,959 units changing hands and close with a 5 cents gain, at $2.25, Carreras with 78,543 shares, closed with a gain of 35 cents, at $35.10, Desnoes & Geddes traded 25,000 units and gained 30 cents, to close at $4.55, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 6,700 shares helped to add 10 cents on the price to end at $7, National Commercial Bank with 72,545 shares, closed with a $1 increase to $18.50, Sagicor Group exchanged 193,523 shares with the price rising 4 cents to $9.03, Sagicor Real Estate Fund 25,000 units while gaining 15 cents to close at $6.40, Salada Foods with 20,000 shares as it gained 10 cents to end at $7.90 and Scotia Group 326,180 shares helped to garner 10 cents to close at $18.50.
Firm| There were only 3 stocks in the main market to close without a change in price with Berger Paints trading 6,780 units at $1.60 followed by Gleaner with 3,400 shares to end at $1.11 and Jamaica Broilers with 12,000 units at $4.57.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 10,000 units to close at $3.03 and Jamaica Public Service 5% D preference share traded 3,000 units at 35 cents.
Declines| The stocks that declined in the main market are Kingston Wharves with 10,589 shares, as the p[rice declined by 75 cents to end at $5.25, Pan Jamaican Investment traded 57,174 units and closed with a loss of 49 cents at $48.01, Proven Investments ordinary shares traded 12,600 units to close with a loss of 0.0005 US cents and ended at 17.95 US cents, Seprod with 5,000 shares closed with a loss of 30 cents at $10.50 and Supreme Ventures with 2,000 shares changing hands closed with a decline of 2 cents at $1.95
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index inched up by 0.26 points to close at 692.66 as only 6 stocks traded with 1 advancing and 1 declining.
Gains| The only stock recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market was Lasco Financial Services with 19,000 shares as the price gained 5 cents to close at $1.
Firm Trades| Junior market stocks that traded at the close at the same price as the previous trading day are Caribbean Cream in trading 38,300 units to close at 70 cents, Consolidated Bakeries with 41,047 shares to close at 80 cents, Lasco Distributors 4,740 units while closing at $1.30 and Lasco Manufacturing with 55,500 units, to close at $1.10.
Declines| The only junior market stocks declining at the end of trading was General Accident with 24,166 shares while losing 5 cents to end at $1.45.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with the bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.

Scotiabank drops on TTSE, more coming

Scotiabanklogobuilding280x150Scotiabank stock continues it fall on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange, with the price dropping 21 cents to hit a new 52 weeks low in Friday’s trading, with only a small volume changing hands. Since the start of June, the stock has found no resting price so far, and seems set to decline some more, based on recent profit reported and lack of buyers, at current prices.
On May 28, the bank reported net profit of $250 million for the six months to 30 April 2014, a decrease of $20 million or 7.5 percent, but the 17 percent fall in profit for the April quarter, from $128 million down to $105 has not sit well with investors, leading to a selling of the stock. The last trade of import, before the results, was on the May 22, for 236,520 shares at $70 each, the price it has been trading at for some time. Immediately after the results, the price started to drift downwards before the decline set in. There is not much interest in the stock now, close to recent sale prices. The price would need to drop to around $60 to take full effect of the latest fall in profits, for investors to consider it appropriately valued.
TTSE 11-7-14sumSummary|Trading on the Trinidad stock market, saw an increase in the number of securities changing hands, with 17 being active on Friday, of these, 2 advanced, 6 declined and 9 traded firm, with 246,489 stocks units changing hands, with a value of $2,027,882.
Indices| market activity led to the Composite Index losing 0.47 points, to close at 1,165.23, the All T&T Index falling by just 0.86 points, to close at 2,011.40 and the Cross Listed Index easing by a mere 0.01 points, to end at 41.77.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close, are ANSA McAL with the price increasing 5 cents, to end the day at $66.30, while trading only 200 shares, Massy Group traded just 2 units at $69.50, to gain a cent.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading, are Clico Investment Fund with 5,632 shares valued at $122,019, as the price declined by 4 cents, to end at $21.66, National Flour Mills, 4,857 shares, to close at $1, with a 5 cents fall, Republic Bank added 10,085 shares valued at $1,230,868 and closed down a cent, at $122.05. Sagicor Financial lost a cent when trading 3,440 units, to close at $6.50, Scotiabank suffered a 21 cents fall to close at $68.73, a new 52 weeks low while trading a mere 14 units. Trinidad Cement with 91,244 shares changing hands for a value of $173,365 suffered a fall in price of by 5 cents, to $1.90,
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading, are Angostura Holdings 800 units, to close at $12.98, First Citizens Bank traded 1,650 units to close at $35.02, Grace Kennedy with 67,270 shares valued at $232,042, closed at $3.45, Guardian Holdings 220 stock units, to close at $14.30, Guardian Media 20 shares, to close at $19.75, Jamaica Money Market Brokers contributed 51,904 shares with a value of $23,357, to end at 45 cents, National Commercial Bank with 4,000 stock units, closed at $1.09, National Enterprises 51 shares closed at $18.25 and One Caribbean Media 5,100 units to close at $25.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 2 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower, an indication that the market is likely to continue to trade sidewards.

Few gains as market declined moderately

In Thursday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of only 2 stocks rose and 9 declined with 24 securities changing hands, resulting in 3,236,728 stock units trading, valued at $17,661,162. Price changes were moderate and is reflected in moderate declines in the market indices.

JSE sum 10-7-14fMain Market| The JSE Market Index fell by 168.40 points to 70,424.78 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index declined by 188.30 points to close at 77,455.89.
Gains| Only Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained at the end of trading in the main market with 87,160 shares to close with a gain of 10 cents at $6.10.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price are Cable & Wireless with a mere 735 units to close at 29 cents, Caribbean Cement 5,936 shares to close at $2.20, Jamaica Broilers 24,427 units and closed at $4.57, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 1,000,000 shares to close at $7, Kingston Wharves 5,132 units to end trading at $6, National Commercial Bank with 51,246 shares trading, to close at $18, Pan Jamaican Investment 9,500 units that traded to close at $48.02 and Scotia Group with 17,500 shares trading to close at $18.40.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share with 436,000 units traded to close at $2 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share, 343,347 units traded to close at $3.03.
Declines| The stocks that declined in the main market are Berger Paints with 5,939 shares, declined by 5 cents to close at $1.60, Carreras with 25,536 units changing hands, to close 15 cents lower, at $35.05, Desnoes & Geddes 600 shares closing at 15cents down at $4.25, Jamaica Producers with 3,023 units traded down 24 cents to close at $18 and Sagicor Group with 481,750 shares closed at $9.05 with a 4 cents fall.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 9.89 points to close at 701.76 as 8 stocks traded with only 1 advancing and 4 declining.
Gains| General Accident Insurance was the only stock in the junior market to record an increase in price as 414,536 shares were traded to close 5 cents higher at $1.50.
Firm Trades| The stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before Blue Power with 7,100 shares traded to close at $9.01, Consolidated Bakeries 5,000 shares traded to close at 70 cents, Lasco Distributors with 206,900 shares trading, to close at $1.20.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are Caribbean Producers traded 2,000 units to close with a 17 cents fall to $2.66, Dolphin Cove had 961 shares changing hands but declined by 20 to end at $8.30, Lasco Financial had 5,400 units to close with a 10 cents decline at 90 cents, a 52 weeks low and Lasco Manufacturing with 97,000 shares to close 8 cents off at $1.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 3 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

Six stocks up, 3 down on TTSE

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Trading on the Trinidad stock market saw 14 securities changing hands on Thursday, of which 6 advanced, 3 declined and 5 traded firm with 417,721 stock units changing hands, with a value of $23,285,631. Price movements were all moderate by the end of trading.
The Composite Index gained 0.55 points to close at 1,165.70, the All T&T Index fell by just 0.35 points to close at 2,012.26 and the Cross Listed Index increased by a mere 0.19 points to end at 41.78.
FXchrt 10-7-14Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close, are ANSA Merchant Bank with only 400 shares changing hands and ended with a 1 cent gain at $39.04, Clico Investment Fund posted a volume of 14,930 shares, valued at $323,704 and advanced by 5 cents to end at $21.70, First Citizens Bank traded 5,340 shares to end at $35.02 with a 1 cent gain, Jamaica Money Market Brokers added 10,000 shares, to close 4 cents higher at 45 cents, Republic Bank traded 227 shares to close with a gain of a cent at $122.06, for and Sagicor Financial Corporation contributed 16,940 shares with a value of $110,239 while gaining a cent, to close at $6.51.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are Angostura Holdings with 963 units to close down 2 cents, at $12.98, followed by Guardian Holdings, with 455 shares, to close at $14.30 while shedding a cent and Massy Group traded 4507 shares and suffered a loss of 2 cents, to close at $69.49.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading, are ANSA Mcal with 334,439 shares changing hands for a value of $22,156,584, ended at $66.25, Firstcaribbean International Bank with a volume of 22,400 shares traded with value of $112,000, closed at $5, National Commercial Bank had 6,070 units changing hands at $1.09, Prestige Holdings 1,000 units, traded to close at $9.41 and Trinidad Cement with 50 units, closed at $1.95.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 2 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower.

Inflows don’t meet outflows

In Forex trading on Wednesday, the total inflows of funds was less than outflows, with the equivalent of US$30,976,689 being purchased to US$32,934,235 sold and compares to the equivalent of US$27,377,149 bought and US$29,447,519 sold on the previous trading day.
In US dollar trading, dealers bought US$27,065,797 compared to US$23,344,802 on Tuesday as the buying rate for the US dollar rose 21 cents to $112.14 and sold US$29,837,045 versus US$27,193,483 on Tuesday, with the rate rising 13 cents to $112.74.
FX 9-7-14SumThe Canadian dollar buying rate rose 6 cents to $103.12 with dealers buying C$1,001,201 and selling only C$1,469,073, the rate rose by $1.30 to $106.55.
The Pound closed at $189.39 for the purchase of £1,054,247, the rate decline $1.29, while £539,822 was sold, with the rate inching up by 3 cents to $192.97. Other currencies bought, amounted to the equivalent of US$1,209,746 while selling was the equivalent of just US$784,851.
FX 9-7-14HLHighs & Lows| The highest rate for buying the US dollar fell $3.83 to $113.25, the lowest buying rate climbed 17 cents to $92.02 and the highest selling rates increased by 21 cents to $117.91 and the lowest selling rate rose $1.62 to $93.47.
The highest buying rate for the Canadian dollar fell $1.87 to $106.10 and the lowest buying rate declined by 29 cents to $83.83. The highest selling rate was unchanged at $108.39 and lowest selling rate, slipped by 35 cents to $101.
The highest buying rate for the British Pound, fell 15 cents to $193.65, while the lowest buying rate rose 4 cents at $154.75 and the highest selling rate dropped by $3.11 to $196.34, the lowest selling rate was down $1.35 cents to $185.10.

Scotiabank’s 200,069 shares rescue price

scotiabankBuilding150x150In Wednesday’s trading on the Trinidad stock market 200,069 units of Scotiabank shares changed hands thus recurring the price that was set to fall sharply but it closed today’s trading with only a small loss to close at a new 52 weeks low.
At the end of trading on Tuesday, the price of Scotiabank seemed set to suffer a major fall, with an offer to sell 14,308 shares at $67.95 compared with a last sale price of $69. The bid was $63.50 to buy only 137 shares, suggesting lack of demand for the bank’s stock. At the end of trading on Wednesday there was an offer to sell 13,970 shares at $68.75 which is below the day’s closing price and the bid is as it was on Tuesday.
Two bank stocks accounted for the bulk of trading, with over 400,000 units changing hands between. At the end of trading 10 securities changed hands of which 1 advanced and closed, 3 declined and 6 traded firm with 447,839 units changing hands for a value of $40,144,143. At the end of trading, the Composite Index remained unchanged at 1,165.15, the All T&T Index barely rose, moving up by a mere 0.01 points to close at 2,012.61 and the Cross Listed Index remained flat, at 41.59.
TTSE 9-7-14Gains| Republic Bank was the only stock to gain in trading as it traded 200,000 shares for $24,410,000 with 5 cents increase to end the day at $122.05, a new 52 weeks high.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are Agostini’s with 622 shares to close down 3 cent at $17.45, Massy Group in contributing 21,020 shares to today’s trades with a value of $1,463,450, closed 9 cents lower at $69.51 and Scotiabank with 200,069 shares changing hands for a value of $13,792,756.86 to close with a fall 6 cents at $68.94.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are Angostura Holdings with 830 shares to close at $13.00, First Citizens Bank 3,601 units to close at $35.01, Clico Investment Fund posted a volume of 13,125 shares valued at $284,156.25 to close at $21.65, Jamaica Money Market Brokers traded a mere 1,904 to end at 41 cents and One Caribbean Media with 105 shares, to close at $25 and Sagicor Financial Corporation added 6,563 shares valued at $42,660 to close at $6.50.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 1 stock with the bid higher than the last selling price and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.

One Caribbean jumps $1.87 to new high

IC Insider’s Buy Rated, One Caribbean Media closed at a new high of $25 and still seems poised to go higher based on the closing bid and offer.
Trading levels on the Trinidad stock market picked up somewhat with 16 securities changing hands, 4 advanced, 1 declined and 11 traded firm with 341,101 stocks changing hands, valued at $3,207,290.
TTSE 8-7-14The Composite Index rose 1.11 points to close at 1,165.15, the All T&T Index rose by just 2.92 points to close at 2,012.60 and the Cross Listed Index fell by a mere 0.09 points to end at 41.59, but the index could get a jolt when Scotiabank next trades with an offer of $67.95 compared with a last sale price of $69, the bid is at $63.50 for only 137 shares.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are Guardian Holdings that traded 2,764 units to close a cent up, at $14.31, Massy Group inched forward by 3 cents to close at a new 52 weeks high of $69.60, National Flour Mills closed with 1,900 units changing hands to close with a 5 cents gain at $1.05, One Caribbean Media gained $1.87 to end the day at $25 with 3,788 shares changing hands.
Declines| The only stocks declining at the end of trading is Sagicor Financial Corporation with 104,600 shares changing hands, for a value of $679,915 as the price shed 3 cents, to close at $6.50.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are Ansa Mcal with 174 shares to close at $66.25, Clico Investment Fund with a volume of 77,141 shares valued at $1,670,203 as the price ended at $21.65. Firstcaribbean International Bank added 22,400 shares valued at $112,000 to close at $5, First Citizens Bank with 5,685 shares to close at $35.01, Grace Kennedy with a volume of 64,416 shares being traded for $222,235 to close at $3.45. Jamaica Money Market Brokers contributed 27,695 shares with a value of $11,355, and closed at 41 cents, National Commercial Bank with 3,000 shares to close at $1.09, National Enterprises with only 10 units traded at $18.25, Republic Bank with 375 units in closing at $122 while Scotia Investments traded 16,129 shares to end at $1.55 and Trinidad Cement 10,000 units to close at $1.95.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator showed 2 stocks with the bids higher than the last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.

More inflows than outflows but J$ still slips vs US

In Forex trading on Monday, the total inflows of funds was more than outflows, with the equivalent of US$42,845,590 being purchased to US$36,734,655 sold compared to the equivalent of US$24,376,857 bought and US$22,464,188 sold on the previous trading day.
In US dollar trading, dealers bought US$36,457,358 compared to US$20,362,496 on Friday as the buying rate for the US dollar fell 1 cent to $111.89 and sold US$32,914,257 versus US$18,760,043 on Friday, with the rate rising 3 cents to $112.52.
FX sum 7-7-14The Canadian dollar buying rate fell $1.97 to $103 with dealers buying C$1,284,007 and selling only C$770,986, the rate eased by 51 cents to $105.60.
The Pound closed at $190.71 for the purchase of £2,508,638, the rate rose 91 cents, while £1,297,137 was sold, with the rate inching up by 29 cents to $192.88. Other currencies bought, amounted to the equivalent of US$930,317 while selling was the equivalent of just US$873,204.
Highs & Lows| The highest rate for buying the US dollar gained 40 cents to $113.30, the lowest buying and the highest selling rates were unchanged at $91.85 FX hl 7-7-14and $117.70 respectively, but the lowest selling rate declined by 83 cents to $91.02.
The highest buying rate for the Canadian dollar fell 35 cents to $105.95 and the lowest buying rate was up 25 cents to $84.08. The highest selling rate was up 32 cents, to $108.39 and lowest selling rate, dropped by $18.16 to $82.84.
The highest buying rate for the British Pound, increased by $1.20 to $194.50, while the lowest buying rate increased 8 cents to $154.71. The highest selling rate climbed $3.34 to $199.45 and the lowest selling rate was up by $3.44 to $186.40.

Proven Investments trades 7M shares

proven_logo150x150Proven Investments was the dominant trade on the Jamaica Stock Exchange in Monday’s trading session. The company had 6,966,866 ordinary shares with a value of US$1,247,669 changing hands, at 1799 US cents each, down a fraction of a cent for the day.
The prices of 8 stocks rose and 5 declined as 22 securities changed hands, resulting in 8,451,027 shares trading, valued at $151,978,606, for the first trading day of the week.
Main Market| Notwithstanding, the slightly positive advance decline ratio, the JSE Market Index declined by 155.43 points to close at 69,746.90 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell by 173.80 points to 76,697.90 points.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement with 2,000 shares, to close with a gain of 5 cents at $2.25, Carreras with 62,750 shares changing hands, to close 25 cents higher at $35, Grace Kennedy 2,486 units, to close $1.95 higher at $56. Jamaica Money Market Brokers traded just 4,300 units to gain 12 cents to close at $7 and Supreme Ventures with 5,000 units closed 2 cents up, at $1.97.
JSE 7-7-14fFirm| The stocks in the main market to close trading without a price change are, Berger Paints with 3,115 shares while closing at $1.65, Jamaica Broilers with 38,252 units, to close at $4.57, Cable & Wireless 79,061 shares to close at 29 cents, Sagicor Group 643,931 shares at $8.80 and Scotia Group with 79,609 units to close at $18.50.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share, traded 28,450 units with a 1 cent gain to $3.03.
Declines| The number of stocks declining in the main market are Desnoes & Geddes with 137,605 shares in losing 20 cents, to end at $4.30, National Commercial Bank 32,472 shares to close down 45 cents, to end at $17.50 and Radio Jamaica with 17,270 shares, closed a cent down at $1.28.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index rose by 5.45 points to close at 714.80 as 7 securities traded with 2advancing and 1 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are, Lasco Distributors with 14,910 units changing hands as the price gained a cent, to close at $1.19 and Lasco Manufacturing with 2,530 shares traded, with the price moving up 5 cents, to $1.12.
Firm Trades| The stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Access Financial Services with 420 units to close at $13.50, Caribbean Cream had just 10,000 shares changing hands at 70 cents, General Accident 150,000 shares to close at $1.40 and Medical Disposables with 70,000 units to end at $2.
Declines| The only stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading is Caribbean Producers in trading 100,000 shares and lost 34 cents to end at $2.65.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with the bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

Only 13 securities trade on the JSE

Only 3 stocks rose in Friday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange and 6 declined as a mere 13 securities changed hands resulting in 2,903,200 shares trading valued at $40,743,114.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index dropped by 589.94 points to 69,902.33 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index moved down 659.67 points to close at 76,871.70
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Carreras with 107,250 shares as the price gained 25 to $34.75 and Gleaner 384,900 units with an 8 cents rise to $1.18.
JSE sum 4-7-14Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price are Jamaica Broilers with 3,728 units to close at $4.57 and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 20,000 units at 18 US cents.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 811,504 units at $3.02 and Jamaican Teas debenture note saw 19,000 units trading at $100 each.
Declines| Stocks that declined in the main market are National Commercial Bank with 149,678 units, closing 5 cents lower at $17.95, Pan Jamaican Investment with 200,375 shares, the price slipped 50 cents to $48.50, Sagicor Group with 237,115 shares, the price declined by 10 cents to end at $8.80, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 23,000 shares to lose 15 cents to end at $5.85 and Scotia Group with 927,200 shares lost 50 cents to close at $18.50.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index edged up by 1.08 points to close at 709.35 as only 2 stocks traded with 1 advancing and 1 declining.
Gains| Lasco Manufacturing with 37,450 shares was the only stock that gained at the end of trading in the junior market, with the price inching up a cent, to close at $1.07.
Declines| Cargo Handlers lost a cent in trading 1,000 shares, to close at $14 and was the only stock in the junior market that traded to close at a lower price at the end of the trading day.
Firm Trades| No stock declined in the junior market at the end of trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.