6 stocks rise on TTSE – Tuesday

Guardian Media drops to a 52 weeks’ low on Tuesday

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended trading on Tuesday in 18 securities against 13 on Monday, with 6 advancing, 3 declining and 9 trading unchanged at the close.
Market activity resulted in 455,641 shares at a value of $3,802,302, compared to 138,647 shares at a value of $2,163,356.
At close of the market the, Composite Index the Composite Index rose 0.48 points on Tuesday to 1,243.80, the All T&T Index fell1.43 points to 1,711.46, while the Cross Listed Index gained 0.33 points to close at 104.43.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with 1 stock ending with a higher bid than the last selling price and 1 with a lower offer.
Stocks closing with gains| Calypso Macro Index Fund traded 410 units and added 6 cents to close at $15.80, First Caribbean International Bank gained 9 cents and concluded trading of just 10 shares at $8.49, Grace Kennedy rose 15 cents and settled at $2.95, with 50,735 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings finished 5 cents higher and completed trading at $47, after exchanging 25,000 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL concluded trading of 3,344 shares, lost 5 cents and ended at $30.05 and West Indian Tobacco added 2 cents and concluded the trading of 2,256 stock units at $88.55.
Stocks closing with losses| Gaurdian Media having last traded in November last year dived $1.98 to a 52 weeks’ low of $16, after exchanging a mere 10 shares, JMMB Group lost 10 cents in closing at $1.70, after exchanging 267,000 shares and Scotiabank ended trading of 2,400 units after falling 1 cent to $65.
Stocks trading with no price change| Agostini’s completed trading at $21.11, after exchanging 54,565 shares, Ansa Merchant ended at $40, after just 10 shares traded, Clico Investments settled at $20, with 10 stock units changing hands, First Citizens ended at $34.91, after exchanging 1,857 shares, Guardian Holdings ended at $16.60, exhanging 1,900 units, LJ Williams exchanged 32,000 B shares share to close at 75 cents, NCB Financial Group ended trading at $6.15, after exchanging 1,563 shares, Republic Financial Holdings completed trading at $103, after exchanging 1,494 shares, Sagicor Financial settled at $7.75, trading 9,010 stock units and Unilever Caribbean settled at $26.85, with 2,067 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Cost control boost Purity’s profit

Consolidated Bakeries (Purity) recovering from 2017 loss

Cost fell and profit margin rose at Consolidated Bakeries in the June quarter, this year, as the company put in a vastly better performance in the quarter than for the similar period in 2017.
For the half year, administrative, selling and distribution cost rose just 2 percent to $166 million but declined 6 percent to $79 million in the June quarter. While sales revenue grew 10 percent for the six months to $493 million and less than one percent to $221.5 million in the latest quarter. Input cost climbed just 3 percent for the half year, compared to 2017 and fell 4 percent for the quarter, giving rise to increased profit margin in the first half of the year to 38 percent, from 34 percent in 2017 and in the June quarter, to 35 percent from 31 percent in the year ago period.
Profit rose from a loss of $8.5 million in 2017, for the six months to June, to a profit of $22.6 million this year and earnings per share of 9 cents, but the company is reporting a loss of just $891,000 after tax credit of $128,000, a big improvement over the loss in the prior year’s quarter of $14 million. Full year’s profit should end at around 17 cents per share. If achieved, it would be the first time since the year it listed that profit has been this high.
Administrative expenses fell 13 percent to $42 million in the quarter and increased marginally in the six months period to $92 million from $91.6 million. Distribution and sales expenses declined 4 percent to $33 million. Finance cost rose in the quarter, to $3.6 million from $812,000 in 2017 and from $2.5 million to $6.8 million for the half year.

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Gross cash flow brought in $38 million but growth in receivables, inventories, addition to fixed assets of $35 million offset by loan inflows and increased payables position ended at a negative $3 million. At the end of June, shareholders’ equity stood at $736 million with borrowings at just $115 million. Net current assets ended the period at $100 million inclusive of trade and other receivables of $96 million, cash and bank balances of $99 million. Current liabilities ended the period at $140 million.
The stock traded at $2.17 on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange with a PE ratio of 12 times 2018 earnings. Net asset value is $3.31 with the stock selling at just 66 percent of book value. The company is the only Junior Market stock to be selling at a discount to net asset value. This means management has a lot of work to do to break even and much more to reach the average of the market of a premium of more 400 percent.

JSE main market indices fall – Monday

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange resulted in further declines in the market indices but by less than the approximate 2,000 points decline on Friday, even as advancing stocks outnumbered declining ones.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 736.94 points to 345,989.59 and the JSE Index lost 671.43 points to 315,235.59. Market activities resulted in 30 securities trading including 4 in the US dollar market compared to 31 securities trading on Friday.
At the end of trading, the prices of 13 stocks rose, 8 declined and 9 traded unchanged. Trading in the main market ended with 3,337,734 units valued at over $77,717,624, compared to 12,389,267 units valued $54,066,117 on Friday.
Trading resulted in an average of 128,374 units valued at an average of $2,989,139 for each security traded. In contrast to 442,474 units for an average of $1,930,933 on Friday. For the month to date an average of 223,710 shares valued at an average of $4,528,884 versus 231,530 shares valued at an average of $4,665,985 on Friday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
The day’s volume was led by, Grace Kennedy with 825,425 units 24.73 percent of the traded volume followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 500,675 units 15 percent of the day’s volume and Ciboney Group with 360,084 units and 10.79 percent of the main market volume.
Stocks with major price changes| Berger Paints jumped $2 and ended at $20, in trading 30,655 stock units, Caribbean Cement fell 40 cents and finished at $47.10, trading 59,491 shares, Grace Kennedy fell 40 cents and ended trading 825,425 shares to close at $59.10, Jamaica Producers finished trading 19,719 units at $18 with a rise of 80 cents, JMMB Group lost 70 cents and ended at $28.30, exchanging 71,075 shares, Kingston Wharves added 40 cents to finish at $53, trading 8,522 stock units, Mayberry Investments lost 44 cents to settle at $7.45, trading 72,824 units,  Mayberry Jamaica Euities jumped $1 to settle at an all-time closing high of $10, trading 349,204 units, PanJam Investment gained 40 cents and concluded trading 985 shares and closed at $52, Sagicor Real Estate Fund jumped $1.50 to $13.50, with 28,511 shares, Salada Foods shed 25 cents to close at $16.75, in exchanging 1,200 units, Scotia Group shed $1 in traded 83,372 shares to close at $52, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 40 cent to close at $10.50 in trading 11,629 shares and Wisynco Group rose 34 cents and finished trading 211,342 shares to end at $9.39.
Victoria Mutual Investments lost 42 cents in concluding trading at $3.51, with 604,043 stock units Portland JSX lost 50 cents and ended at $8 trading 2,700 units,
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 18,035 units valued at over $31,181, as JMMB Group 6 % preference share gained 2 cents and completed trading at $1.06 with 510 stock units, JMMB Group 5.75% preference share lost 14 cents in concluding of 15,000 shares at $2.01. Margaritaville traded 1,075 shares and ended at 18 US cents Proven Investments trading 1,450 shares and closed at 19.01 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 0.32 points to close at 159.56.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.

Junior Market volume jumps on Monday

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Derrimon Trading traded $5m shares on monday

Trading on the Junior Market, ended with big rise to 8,895,088 units valued at $105,891,017 changing hands, compared to 3,738,180 units valued at $13,115,097 on Friday.
Trading was dominated by Derrimon Trading exchanging 5 million, followed by Indies Pharma with 1.6 million units and Lasco Distributors with 1.3 million shares.
At the close the market index pulled back 20.16 points to 3,173.09 with 26 securities changing hands, compared to 27 on Friday and resulting in the prices of 8 securities advancing, 6 declining and 12 remaining unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, 1 closed with a lower offer.
Trading closed with an average of 342,119 units for an average of $4,072,731 in contrast to 138,451 units for an average of $485,744 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 247,889 units valued at $1,271,186, compared to 238,538 units valued at $993,170 previous trading day. Trading in July, averaged 154,060 units valued at $655,146 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial traded 5,120 shares and closed at $46.70, AMG Packaging ended at $1.95, exchanging 258,014 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading at $47, trading 2,379 units, CAC 2000 finished trading 20,133 shares at $9, Caribbean Flavours traded 3,540 stock units and climbed $1. Caribbean Producers finished trading 36,198 units with a loss of 17 cents at $6.68, with, Derrimon Trading concluded exchanging 5,004,435 shares and dropped $1.40 cents to close at $18.50, but traded as high as $30 during the day. Dolphin Cove finished at $17, with 683 stock units, Elite Diagnostic settled at $2.90, with 56,166 units. Everything Fresh traded 81,495 shares and ended with a loss of 21 cents at $2.29, Express Catering traded 26,865 shares and rose 10 cents to a closing 52 weeks’ high of $9, FosRich Group finished trading 19,150 shares at $3, General Accident closed 70 cents higher at $3.90, trading 115,002 stock units, GWest Corporation ended at $2.17, with 42,840 units. Honey Bun concluded trading 10 cents higher at $4.30, with 36,000 shares, Indies Pharma traded 1,628,679 shares in gaining 4 cents and ended at an all-time closing high of $2.40, but traded earlier as high as $2.50, Jamaican Teas ended trading with a loss of 14 cents at $4.15, with a transfer of 16,610 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 6 cents at $4.04, with 33,684 units changing hands, KLE Group closed at $3, with 54,384 shares. Knutsford Express ended at $11.36, with 9,546 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading 1,300,907 stock units and rose 15 cents to $4, Lasco Financial rose 40 cents to end at $5.90, with 48,997 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 10 cents at $3.80, trading 8,100 shares. Main Event ended trading at $6.50, with 3,100 shares, Medical Disposables traded 12,005 shares to close at $6.50 and Stationery and Office closed 40 cents higher at $8.50, with 71,056 units changing hands.

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

Calm day for TTSE stocks – Monday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

The Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended trading on Monday in 13 securities against 16 on Friday, with 1 advancing, 2 declining and 10 trading unchanged at the close.
Market activity resulted in 138,647 shares at a value of $2,163,356, compared to 178,893 shares on Friday, valued at $1,418,005.
At close of the market the, Composite Index the Composite Index rose 2.12 points on Monday to 1,243.32, the All T&T Index added 0.11 points to 1,712.89, while the Cross Listed Index gained 0.57 points to close at 104.10.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows the market continuing to be weak as it closed with 4 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gains| Massy Holdings ended trading of 2,600 shares and rose 3 cents to settle at $46.95.
Stocks closing with losses|First Citizens closed with a loss of 1 cent and completed trading 2,094 shares to close at $34.91 and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed with a loss of 5 cents at $30, after exchanging 2,205 shares.
Stocks trading with no price change| Clico Investments concluded trading of 51,040 stock units at $20, First Caribbean International Bank ended at $8.40, with 1,278 units changing hands, Guardian Holdings exchanged 10,100 units at $16.60, JMMB Group settled at $1.80, after exchanging 2,725 shares, LJ Williams B Share completed trading of 5,000 shares at 75 cents, National Flour ended at $1.70, trading 4,304 units, NCB Financial Group completed trading at $6.15, after exchanging 49,632 shares, Republic Financial Holdings settled at $103, in exchanging 1,020 shares, Sagicor Financial concluded trading 2,720 stock units at $7.75 and Scotiabank ended at $65.01, with 3,929 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

4 new additions to IC TOP 10

The bullishness continued on Jamaica Stock Market during the past week with the main market reaching new record level on Thursday and the Junior Market closing at the highest level since November 3, last year.
Several companies released results during the week, some showed strong gains and others were in line with the prior year’s period or slightly below and some were in line with expectations, investors reacted accordingly. The chronic shortage of many of the stocks continue to put upward pressure on prices. Following the release of results some companies profit forecast were adjusted. This resulted in Radio Jamaica and Palace Amusement falling from the TOP 10. Palace forecast for 2019 fiscal year is now placed at $100 per share up from earnings of $96 for 2018 including gain on sale of property. Key Insurance reported another quarter of losses and full year’s earnings were revised downwards putting it outside the top listing. Indies Pharma, the other Junior Market stock to jump ship, rose to $2.36 after listing earlier in the week and is up 57 percent from the IPO price of $1.50.
Paramount Trading fell to $2.10 on low volume to jump into the list and Lasco Distributors fell to $3.85 climbed in as well. Paramount is now in a new fiscal year and is expected to record much improved results over the outturn for the year to May as the company enjoys the benefits of increased revenues and profit from the two new ventures started earlier this year in chlorine, bleach and manufacturing of lubricants. Lasco reported improved results of the year to March with the first quarter to June this year recording improvement over 2017 an indication for increased sales and profit in 2019.
Existing TOP 10 stock, Caribbean Cement continues to undergo wild swings in prices and traded as high as $56 during the past week but closed the week at $47.50, on Friday as supply has virtually dried up, not surprising with the company cutting finance cost and reports of several projects slated to come on stream later this year. Berger Paints moved down from $21 to $18 during the past week as direct cost rose sharply by 46 percent in the June quarter to negate a 35 percent rise in revenues but profit after tax rose 13 percent over 2017.
Salada Foods was recently in the Top 10 but moved out based on increased price, reenters with a fall in price to $17 and benefits from improved nine months’ results suggesting earnings of $2 per share. Management expressed concerns as to the impact that the imposition of a cess on coffee could have on sales. Sygnus Credit Investment is a new entrance to the main market and enters as the price fell sharply during the week to $10, but closed with the bid at $10.50.
The PE ratio for Junior Market Top stocks averages 7.9 compared to an average PE for the overall market of 12.5, based on 2018 estimated earnings and the main market PE stands at 8 for the top stocks, compared to a market average of 13, a good indicator of the level of undervaluation of these stocks, currently. Work done by IC Insider.com suggest that the PE ratio is likely to end around 16 or 17 times earnings by year end, as investors continue to gradually upgrade the multiple they are prepared to pay for stocks, which would lift prices sharply over the next several months from current levels. In addition, the latest Treasury bill offer, saw rates dropping to 1.7 percent on the 91 days instrument and 1.88 percent on the 182 days instrument. These rates suggest more funds will be going into stocks as liquidity remains high.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 37 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks but it’s a third of what the average PE for the year is likely to be of 20 times earnings and main market stocks traded at a discount of 39 percent to the market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Stocks are selected based on projected earnings for each company’s current fiscal year. Based on an assumed PE for each, the likely gains are determined and then ranked, with the stocks with the highest potential gains ranked first followed by the rest, in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis based on new information received that can result in changes in and out of the list as well.

JSE stocks retreat from Thursday’s record

Mayberry Jamaican Equities traded 1M shares & the price hits a new high of $10 but retreated by Friday’s close.

The All Jamaican Composite Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange and the JSE index fell more than 2,000 points as main market stocks retreated from Thursday’s record close as the market set its sight on breaking through the 350,000 mark this coming week.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,312.28 points to 346,726.53 and the JSE Index dived 2,106.75 points to 315,907.02. Market activities resulted in 31 securities trading including 3 in the US dollar market compared to 27 securities trading on Thursday.
At the end of trading, the prices of 12 stocks rose, 12 declined and 7 traded unchanged. Trading in the main market ended with 12,389,267 units valued $54,066,117, compared to 7,549,926 units valued at $378,631,059 on Thursday.

The day’s volume was led by, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share concluded trading at $1.03, with 8,590,090 shares with 69.3 percent of the traded volume, followed by Mayberry Equities that closed at $9 in trading 1,046,000 shares, for just 8.4 percent of the day’s volume after trading at an intraday high of $10 and Supreme Ventures with 604,043 units and 4.9 percent of the main market volume.
Stocks with major price changes| Caribbean Cement jumped $2.50 and finished at $47.50, trading 73,872 shares, Grace Kennedy rose 85 cents and ended trading at $59.50, with 41,775 shares, JMMB Group lost $1 and ended at $29, exchanging 120,176 shares, Mayberry Investments gained 39 cents to settle at $7.89, with 10,100 units, PanJam Investment fell 80 cents and concluded trading 42,221 shares and closed at $51.60, Portland JSX lost 50 cents and ended at $8 trading 2,700 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund dived $2.90 to $12, with 11,200 shares, Salada Foods shed $1 to close at $17, in exchanging 48,271 units, Scotia Group rose 50 cents in traded 113,232 shares to close at $53,  Seprod finished trading 4,500 shares, and gained 59 cents to close at $36.10, ended at $15, with 21,164 shares after losing 30 cents, Victoria Mutual Investments lost 42 cents in concluding trading at $3.51, with 604,043 stock units and Wisynco Group fell 25 cents and finished trading 105,450 shares to end at $9.05.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with Margaritaville traded 9,700 shares and ended at 18 US cents Proven Investments trading 44,500 shares, falling 0.09 cent and closed at 19.01 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 9,000 shares and rose 0.03 cent to 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index slipped 0.12 points to end at 159.24.
Trading resulted in an average of 492,474 units valued at over $1,930,933, in contrast to 290,382 shares valued at $14,562,733 on Thursday. For the month to date an average of 231,530 shares valued at an average of $4,665,985 versus 211,092 shares valued at an average of $4,956,066 on Thursday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.

Falling Junior stocks edged out rising ones

Derrimon Trading. shares dropped $5.60 to $19.90 on Friday.

Trading on the Junior Market, with market index slipping just 6.38 points to 3,193.25 with 27 securities changing hands, compared to 25 on Thursday, resulting in 9 securities advancing, 11 declining and 7 remaining unchanged.
The day’s trading to 3,738,180 units valued at $13,115,097 compared to 22,380,747 units valued at $56,082,379 on Thursday.
Two stocks, Express Catering and newly listed Indies Pharma traded at a 52 weeks’ high.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, 2 closed with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of 138,451 units for an average of $485,744 in contrast to 828,917 units for an average of $2,077,125 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 238,538 units valued at $993,170, compared to 174,894 units valued at $1,111,004 previous trading day. Trading in July, averaged 154,060 units valued at $655,146 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed at $46.70, in exchanging 11,965 shares, AMG Packaging ended at $1.95, with 20,000 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading at $47, with 600 units, CAC 2000 finished with a loss of 55 cents at $9, with just 600 shares trading, Cargo Handlers rose 5 cents to $10.94, with 23,800 shares. Caribbean Cream lost 5 cents to end at $5.75, trading 4,065 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading at $6.85, with 17,622 units, Derrimon Trading suffered a big fall, concluding trading with a loss of $5.60 to $19.90, with 45,084 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove added 50 cents to close at $17, trading 1,500 stock units. Elite Diagnostic settled 5 cents higher at $2.90, with 90,264 units changing hands, Everything Fresh traded 118,444 shares and ended with a gain of 25 cents at $2.50, to be back at the IPO price, Express Catering traded 40,113 shares after rising 61 cents to a 52 weeks’ closing high of $8.90, FosRich Group finished trading 112,934 shares after rising 25 cents to $3, General Accident closed with a loss of 50 cents at $3.20, exchanging 64,073 stock units. GWest Corporation fell 10 cents to $2.17, with 53,435 units traded, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 30 cents at $4.20, with 13,200 shares, Indies Pharma traded 2,038,664 shares gaining 11 cents and closed at an all-time high of $2.36, Jamaican Teas ended trading 29 cents higher at $4.29, trading 66,655 stock units, Jetcon Corporation traded 322,018 units with a loss of 1 cent at $4.10, KLE Group closed at $3, exchanging 45,000 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading 512,100 stock units with a loss of 14 cents at $3.85, Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 30 cents down to $5.50, with 86,600 units, Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 10 cents at $3.90, with 9,390 shares. Main Event ended trading 5,000 shares with a rise of 25 cents to $6.50, with, Medical Disposables closed at $6.50 higher with 2,776 shares changing hands, Paramount Trading ended at $2.10, trading 1,400 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 87 cents to $8.10, with 30,878 stock units trading.

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

NCB jumps 8% to J$123 on TTSE – Friday

NCB Financial Group jumped 8 percent with a rise of 49 cents to $6.15, or J$123 trading 128,781 shares on Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday as 16 securities traded versus 10 on Thursday, with 4 advancing, 3 declining and 9 remaining unchanged.
NCB closed without any stock being offered on the Trinidad market, but it closed in Jamaica at $105 trading 4,830 shares on Friday.
The Composite Index gained 9.20 points on Friday to end at 1,241.20, the All T&T Index rose 0.15 points to 1,712.78 and the Cross Listed Index added 2.53 points to close at 103.53.
Market activity ended with just 184,493 units valued at a mere $1,418,005 changing hands, compared to 39,363 units valued at a mere $551,354, on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment with 3 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Stocks with Gains| Massy Holdings finished trading 2,475 shares after rising 2 cents to end at $46.92, Sagicor Financial ended trading with a gain of 15 cents to end at $7.75, with 17,003 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed 5 cents higher and ended at $30.05, after exchanging 5,610 shares.
Stocks Losses| First Caribbean International Bank lost 9 cents and concluded trading at $8.40, with 2,000 units traded, National Enterprises ended trading 1 cent lower and settled at $9, with 6,991 stock units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent and ended at $88.53, after exchanging 402 units.
Firm Trades| Ansa Merchant ended at $40, after exchanging 1,442 shares, Clico Investments settled at $20, with just 50 stock units changing hands, First Citizens ended at $34.92, after exchanging 350 shares, Grace Kennedy settled at $2.80, with 800 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings concluded the trading of a mere 38 units at $16.60, JMMB Group closed trading at $1.80, after exchanging 1,365 shares, LJ Williams A share ended at 20 cents, with 5,600 units trading, LJ Williams B share exchanged 10,000 shares at 75 cents and One Caribbean Media completed trading at $12.29, after exchanging 1,586 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE stocks eye 350,000 points – Thursday

At the close of trading on Thursday, the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped more than 3,900 points to new record close with the All Jamaican Composite Index sitting less than 1,000 from the 350,000 mark.
At 12:30 the All Jamaican Composite Index surged 5,035.03 to 348,774.63 points but pulled back after to close the day with a leap of 4,299.21 points to a record closing high of 349,038.81 and the JSE Index 3,917.07 points to a record close of 318,013.77. Market activities resulted in 27 securities trading including 1 in the US dollar market compared to 29 securities trading on Wednesday.
At the end of trading, the prices of 8 stocks rose, 9 declined and 10 traded unchanged. Caribbean Cement traded at an intraday high of $56 but ended at $45 by the close.
Trading in the main market ended with 7,549,926 units valued at $378,631,059 versus 7,397,463 units valued at $122,484,133 on Wednesday.
The day’s volume was led by, Kingston Wharves with 4,05,328 units and 53 percent of the main market volume, followed by NCB Financial Group exchanging 1,012,510 shares and 13.4 percent of the day’s trades and PanJam Investment with 708,674 units accounting for 9.4 percent of traded volume.
Stocks with major price changes| Kingston Wharves rose 80 cents and finished at $52.50, with 4 million shares, Mayberry Investments fell 50 cents and settled at $7.50, with 9,200 units, Mayberry Equities climbed 50 cents to $9 in trading 231,400 shares, NCB Financial jumped $2 and finished trading of just over 1 million shares at $105, Sagicor Group shed 43 cents to close at $37.57, in exchanging 29,508 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund climbed 90 cents and settled at $14.90, with 17,616 shares, Seprod finished trading 10,732 shares, but lost 49 cents to close at $35.51, Supreme Ventures ended at $15, with 21,164 shares after losing 30 cents, Sygnus Credit Investments dropped $2.29 to a 52 weeks’ low of $10 in trading 10,000 shares and Wisynco Group gained 30 cents and finished trading at $9.30,with 67,338 units.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with Proven Investments trading 7,966 shares valued at US$1,593 and closed at 20 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index was unchanged at 159.36.
Trading resulted in an average of 290,382 units valued at $14,562,733, in contrast to 273,980 shares valued at $4,536,449 on Wednesday. For the month to date an average of 211,092 shares valued at an average of $4,956,066 versus 203,253 shares valued at an average of $3,906,599 on Wednesday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.