Stocks mostly rise in moderate trading

Trading in the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed Thursday with 23 securities changing hands and 1 trading in the US dollar market. In the main market, 12 stocks advanced and 7 declined in the main market.
Trading levels in main market ended at 5,370,742 units valued at $94,687,874 compared to 4,735,330 units valued at $232,334,549 at the close on Wednesday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 22,600 units valued at US$6,642.
The All Jamaica Composite Index advanced 207.42 points to close at 243,513.01 the JSE Market Index gained 188.98 points to finish at 221,867.93 and the JSE US dollar market index lost 4.47 points to end at 218.16.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
The main market ended trading with an average of 184,556 units on Thursday, compared to an average of 189,413 units on the previous trading day. The average volume and value for February, ended at 223,938 units and $1,379,459.
In market activity, Berger Paints closed at $13, with gains of 90 cents while trading 90,275 shares, Cable and Wireless closed at $1.30, adding 1 cent with trades of 211,079 units, Caribbean Cement closed 60 cents higher to $31.80 with an exchange of 9,127 units. Carreras dropped 51 cents to close at $69.50 trading 16,967 shares, Grace Kennedy closed $1.90 lower to $41.10 with 9,968 units, Jamaica Broilers gained 50 cents to close at $16, with an exchange of 31,624 shares, Jamaica Producers traded 76,500 shares at $16, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7.96, with 39,382 units changing hands. JMMB Group gained 48 cents, closing at $17.98 with trades of 59,426 units, Kingston Wharves advanced $1 to $31, with 144,600 units changing owners, Mayberry Investments lost 5 cents and closed at $5.20 with an exchange of 1,867 shares, NCB Financial Group slipped $1 to $61, after exchanging 76,297 shares, 1834 Investments gained 10 cents, closing at $1.60 with 500 shares changing hands, Palace Amusement jumped $5 in closing at an all-time high of $200, with just 100 units being exchanged, Pan Jamaican dropped $2.94 to close at $34.06 trading 1,665,400 shares, Portland JSX closed 99 cents higher to $10.99 in exchanging 850 units, Pulse Investments traded 27,271 units at $8.50. Sagicor Group closed at $33.50 with gains of 2 cents trading 298,726 shares, Scotia Group added 10 cents to close at $38.20, with 42,312 units traded, Seprod closed at $39 with trades of 3,160 shares, Supreme Ventures closed 29 cents higher to $6.29, with 1,516,503 shares changing hands. Proven Investments lost 4 US cents to close at 27 US cents trading 22,600 ordinary shares, JMMB Group 7.25% preference share exchanged 1,000 units at $1.50, and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share closed at $1.10 with trades of 1,047,808 units.

Scotiabank hits a high

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Trinidad & Tobago’s Scotiabank hits a 52 weeks’ high at the close of trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday but with limited volume. Market activity resulted in 9 securities being exchanged the same number as on Thursday.
At the close of the market, 5 stocks advanced, 2 declined and 2 were unchanged. Securities traded amounted to 181,011 at a value of $1,947,353 compared to Thursday’s 306,454 shares valued at $3,666,557.
The Composite Index gained 2.09 points to 1,242.48, the All T&T Index rose 3.83 points to 1,827.06 and the Cross Listed Index was up 0.05 points to 88.23.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 11 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investment gained 2 cents to close at $22.52 with 218 shares changing hands, First Citizens Bank closed 49 cents higher trading 100 units and closed at $32, the price at which the block of shares are being sold by the government. Guardian Holdings closed at $15.80 with gains of 30 cents and 20,000 units exchanged at a value of $311,650, JMMB Group gained 2 cents to close at $1.22 with 7,000 shares traded and Scotiabank closed with gains of 20 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $59 exchanging 218 units.
Losses| Ansa McAL lost 2 cents to close at $66.43 with an exchange of 3,300 shares and Trinidad Cement closed at $4.20, a loss of 10 cents with 1,039 units traded.
Firm Trades| Sagicor Financial was unchanged at $9 with trades of 146,509 units valued at$1,318,581 and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $22.61 trading 2,500 shares.

Stocks continue wild swings Friday

Caribbean Cement stock price dived sharply on Friday.


Trading in the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday with stocks prices continuing to swing wildly as 22 securities changed hands the main market and 2 trading in the US dollar market. At the close, 7 stocks advanced and 11 declined in both markets.
Trading levels in main market ended at 13,300,572 units valued at $443,256,966 compared to 4,648,288 units valued at $125,237,837 at the close on Thursday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 8,744 units valued at US$2,692.
The All Jamaica Composite Index fell 1,975.38 points to close at 246,003.16 the JSE Market Index declined 1,766.34 points to finish at 224,136.77 and the JSE US dollar market index lost 0.83 points to close at 227.28.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
The main market ended trading with an average of 604,571 units on Friday, compared to an average of 248,178 units on the previous trading day. The average volume for the month to date ended at 416,933 units versus 229,294 units on the prior trading day. The average volume and value for February, ended at 223,938 units and $1,379,459.
In market activity, Berger Paints closed lower at $11, losing $3.50 with trades of 91,830 shares, Cable and Wireless lost 4 cents to close at $1.35 with 273,290 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement tumbled $4.79 to $31.20 trading 3,375 shares, Carreras traded 9,350 units at $68.60, Grace Kennedy advanced $1 to $43.50, with 18,936 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers lost 30 cents to close at $14.20 with trades of 61,983 shares, Jamaica Producers closed $2.17 lower to $15.01, with an exchange 5,957,112 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $8, with 179,123 units changing hands, JMMB Group gained 2 cents to close at $17.03 trading 110,362 units. Kingston Properties traded 500 shares at $16.35, Kingston Wharves closed $1 lower at $31 with 1,504 units changing owners, NCB Financial Group closed at $63.02, but lost $1.88, after exchanging 4,114,559 shares, Pan Jamaican lost 10 cents to close at $35.90 trading 1,511,194 shares, Pulse Investments closed with a loss of $1.74 to $7.01 with 118,331 units exchanged, Radio Jamaica added 19 cents to close at $1.90, with 8,399 units traded. Sagicor Group closed with gains of 10 cents to $33.15 trading 283,210 shares, Sagicor Real Estate fund closed at $10.50 with trades of 9,981 units, Scotia Group fell to $38.61, losing 39 cents with 233,173 shares changing hands. Scotia Investments lost $1 to close at $35 trading 13,260 units, Sterling Investments closed at $16.75, with gains of 20 cents trading 1,000 shares, Supreme Ventures closed 47 cents higher to $6.37, with trades of 300,000 shares. Margaritaville Turks closed at 30 US cents with an exchange of 304 shares, Proven Investments traded 8,440 ordinary shares at 31 US cents and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share gained 11 cents to close at $1.20 trading 100 units.

NCB Group trades at J$76 in Trinidad

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NCB stock traded at a high of TT$4 on the TTSE on Thursday.

National Commercial Bank Financial Group, the new holding company for National Commercial Bank and its subsidiaries traded on Thursday after trading in the NCB shares was suspended.
The stock traded as high as TT$4 or the equivalent of J$76 but closed slightly lower at the close. The group traded in Kingston at J$65.
Trading levels on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange fell on Thursday leading to an exchange of just 9 securities, compared to 11 on Wednesday. At the close 3 stocks advanced, 4 declined and 2 were unchanged. Securities traded amounted to 306,454 units at a value of $3,666,557 in contrast to Wednesday’s 547,969 shares valued at $12,402,664.
The Composite Index gained 0.51 points to 1,240.39, the All T&T Index rose 1.45 points to 1,823.23 and the Cross Listed Index lost 0.06 points to 88.16.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 10 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| After several weeks closing with the demand for Agostini’s at a higher price than the last sale 2,658 units traded on Thursday with price gaining $1.02 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $18.52, after it last traded in November last year. First Citizens Bank gained 1 cent trading 8,205 shares and closed at $31.51, still below the price of $32, the government block of 48 million shares are being sold and Trinidad Cement added 10 cents, closing at $4.30, with an exchange of 8,598 units.
Losses| Clico Investment closed at $22.50 with a loss of 10 cents as 126,509 units changing hands at a value of $2,846,453, First Caribbean International Bank lost 5 cents, closing at $8.94 with an exchange of 1,000 units, JMMB Group was down 2 cents to $1.20 with trades of 65,295 shares and Republic Financial Holdings closed at $105.99, after losing just 1 cent with 188 units traded.
Firm Trades| National Commercial Bank Financial Group traded 91,588 shares to close with the last sale at $3.75 valued at $346,562 and Sagicor Financial held firm at $9 with trades of 2,413 units.

Clico Investments dominates

Trades in Clico Investments, amounting to 516,609 units valued at $11,673,878 propped up activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday, with only 31,380 units trading by 10 other stocks.
At the close of trading 11 securities changed hands compared to 10 on Tuesday resulting in 547,969 units valued at $12,402,664 changing hands. On Tuesday, just 141,873 shares valued at $1,306,192 traded. A total of 5 stocks rose, 2 lost value and 4 remained unchanged.
The Composite Index lost 0.49 points to 1,239.88, the All T&T Index fell 0.64 points to 1,821.78 and the Cross Listed Index was down 0.04 points to 88.24.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 9 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investment gained 10 cents to close at $22.60, Guardian Holdings closed at $15.50 with gains of 39 cents and 8,468 shares changing hands, Scotiabank added 1 cent, closing at $58.80 with trades of 2,850 shares. Trinidad Cement closed at $4.20, gaining 3 cents with an exchange of 200 units and Trinidad & Tobago NGL traded 8 cents higher to close at $22.61 with 7,454 units trading.
Losses| First Citizens Bank dropped 50 cents to close at $31.50 with 657 shares switching owners and First Caribbean International Bank lost 1 cent in closing at $8.99 with an exchange of 876 units.
Firm Trades| JMMB Group traded 4,000 shares at $1.22, Massy Holdings held firm at $53 trading 4,097 units, Point Lisas closed at $3.65 with an exchange of 2,671 shares and Sagicor Financial was unchanged at $9 with of only 87 units.

Trading drops for Trinidad stocks

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange dropped sharply on Tuesday with just 141,873 units trading at a value of $1,306,192 compared to Monday’s 534,824 shares valued at $2,812,325.
At the close of the market only 10 securities were active compared to 12 on Monday as 5 stocks advanced, 3 declined and 2 held firm.
The Composite Index lost 0.19 points to 1,240.37, the All T&T Index rose 0.69 points to 1,822.42 and the Cross Listed Index lost 0.15 points to 88.28.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 10 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
Gains| Grace Kennedy added 1 cent to close at $2.66 with 49,230 units changing hands, JMMB Group gained 2 cents, closing at $1.22 with trades of 30,903 shares, One Caribbean Media closed 40 cents higher to $16.40 with an exchange of only 45 shares. Scotiabank closed at $58.79, gaining 3 cents trading 935 units and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $22.53, with gains of 2 cents while trading 2,462 units.
Losses| Clico Investments lost 2 cents to close at $22.50 trading 22,701 shares valued at $510,773, First Caribbean International Bank traded at $9, having lost 5 cents with 3,381 units trading and Guardian Holdings closed 39 cents lower to $15.11 with an exchange of 5,000 shares.
Firm Trades| Angostura Holdings remained unchanged at $15 with trades of 27,182 shares valued at $407,730 and Massy Holdings held firm at $53 trading 34 units.

JSE stocks in partial recovery – Monday

Berger price closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $15.

Stocks in the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange made some spirited recovery for the sharp fall on Friday as trading closed on Monday with 23 securities changing hands with 1 trading in the US dollar market. In the main market, 8 stocks advanced and 7 declined in the main market.
Trading levels in main market ended at 2,432,176 units valued at $44,491,086 compared to 3,117,227 units valued at $95,348,879 at the close on Friday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 12,035 units valued at US$3,662 contributing to total trades between the two markets of $46,015,960.
The All Jamaica Composite Index advanced 2,331.84 points to close at 250,967.19 the JSE Market Index gained 2,085.08 points to finish at 228,783.81 and the JSE US dollar market index fell 6.38 points to close at 224.79.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed at $7 with trades of 900 units, Berger Paints gained $1 to close at 52 weeks high of $15 with an exchange of 11,900 shares, Cable and Wireless traded 549,079 shares at $1.40, Caribbean Cement closed higher at $36.75, after gaining 75 cents in trading 4,580 shares. Carreras traded at $72, with 3,556 units changing hands, Grace Kennedy closed lower at $41, losing 67 cents with trades of 165,139 units, Jamaica Broilers gained $2.32 to close at $16.50 with 243,848 units changing hands, Jamaica Producers declined $1.15, closing at $15.85 while trading 52,904 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7.70, losing 10 cents with an exchange of 198,265. JMMB Group closed $1.95 lower at $18 with 66,844 units changing hands, Kingston Properties traded 45 cents higher, closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $16 with trades of 879 shares, Kingston Wharves advanced $2.50 to $32.50 trading 4,150 units, Pan Jamaican declined $3 to close at $34, after exchanging 45,867 shares, Portland JSX traded 116 shares at $10.99, Pulse Investments closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $10, with gains of $1.45 and 5,000 units changing hands, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.80, with 290,709 units traded. Sagicor Group closed at $35, with an exchange of 629,820 shares, Sagicor Real Estate fund gained 50 cents to close at $11 trading 63,566 units, Scotia Group closed $1.45 lower at $38.55 with 6,811 shares changing hands, Seprod closed at $40, with an exchange of 42,193 shares. Sterling Investments traded 5,172 shares at $18.20, Supreme Ventures closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.18, gaining 10 cents in trading 39,778 shares, Proven Investments lost 1 US cent to close at 31 US cents with trades of 12,035 ordinary shares and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% preference share closed at $2.05 with 1,100 units changing hands.

Blue chip stocks pull market down Friday

Scotia Investments suffered big drop on Friday.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed sharply lower on Friday, the day after the government presented details of the 2017/18 budget. Big decline in the average prices of Scotia Investments, National Commercial Bank, Sagicor Group and Scotia Group inflicted much damage to close out a week of see saw movement for the market.
The All Jamaica Composite Index plummeted 6,139.33 points to close at 248,635.35, the JSE Market Index dropped 5,489.64 points to finish at 226,698.73 while the JSE US dollar market index gained 3.00 points to close at 231.17.
At the close 18 securities changed hands with 1 trading in the US dollar. In the main market, 7 stocks advanced and 5 declined. The US dollar market recorded no price change.
Trading levels in main market ended at 3,117,227 units valued at $95,348,879 compared to 90,132,738 units valued at $1,840,545,568 at the close on Thursday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 85,600 units valued at US$26,904, bringing the total traded in both markets to $98,798,014.
The main market ended trading with an average of 173,179 units for an average value of $5,297,160 traded, compared to an average of 3,605,310 units for an average value of $73,621,823 on the previous trading day. The average volume for the month to date ended at 1,103,492 units versus 2,033,805 units on the prior trading day
The average volume and value for February, ended at 223,938 units and $1,379,459.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed at $7 trading 587 shares, Cable and Wireless lost 10 cents, closing at $1.40 with 204,500 shares traded, Caribbean Cement closed at $36, gaining 50 cents with an exchange of 6,335 shares. Carreras traded at $72, with 37,074 units changing hands, Grace Kennedy closed at $41.67 with trades of 326,371 units, Jamaica Broilers closed at $14.18, losing 82 cents with 10,000 units changing hands, before the company released third quarter results with strong gains in the latest quarter. Jamaica Producers lost 10 cents to close at $17 trading 309,509 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 278,128 shares at $7.80, JMMB Group closed at $19.95, gaining 95 cents with 49,414 units exchanged after trading as low as $16.29 during the day, National Commercial Bank declined 70 cents to close at $62.30, after swapping 229,081 units, Pulse Investments gained $1.55 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $8.55 with 5,000 units changing hands, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.80, with a 1 cent gain and 109,729 units traded. Sagicor Group closed at $35, with an exchange of 107,230 shares, Scotia Group gained $1, closing at $40 trading 1,323,228 shares, Scotia Investments closed at $34, losing $5 with trades of 23,555 shares, Seprod closed at $40, with an exchange of 580 shares, Sterling Investments gained 70 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $18.20 with 1,000 units changing hands, Supreme Ventures closed at $6.08, gaining 8 cents trading 95,906 shares and Proven Investments added 2 US cents to close at 32 US cents with trades of 85,600 ordinary shares.

Big day for Jamaica Stock Exchange Thursday

70 million units of Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded on Thursday.

Heavy volume of 70 million units of Sagicor Real Estate Fund and 16 million units of National Commercial Bank pushed trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange to more than 90 million units valued more than $1.8 billion at the close on Thursday.
In the main market, 25 securities changed hands and 3 in the US dollar market as 8 stocks advanced and 9 declined in the main market. One stock in the US dollar market fell.
The main market ended with 90,132,738 units valued at $1,840,545,568 changing hands, compared to 5,763,845 units valued at $145,264,722 at the close on Wednesday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 102,002 units valued at US$55,576.
The main market ended trading with an average of 3,605,310 units for an average value of $73,621,823 traded, compared to an average of 221,686 units at $5,587,104 on the previous trading day. The average volume for the month to date ended at 2,033,805 units versus 462,300 units on the prior trading day
The All Jamaica Composite Index advanced 1,564.45 points to close at 254,774.68 the JSE Market Index gained 1,398.89 points to finish at 232,188.37 and the JSE US dollar market index lost 6.63 points to close at 228.17.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed at $7 trading 1,500 shares, Berger Paints gained $1.40 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $14 trading 25,712 units, Cable and Wireless closed at $1.50 with gains of 15 cents and 321,552 shares traded, Caribbean Cement closed $2.50 lower at $35.50 with an exchange of 5,300 shares. Carreras lost $2 trading at $72, with 6,682 units changing hands, Grace Kennedy closed at $41.67 with trades of 17,013 units, Jamaica Broilers gained 50 cents to close at $15 with 19,700 units changing hands, Jamaica Producers closed at $17.10 with gains of 10 cents trading 130,718 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 10 cents to close at $7.80 with an exchange of 277,240 shares. JMMB Group closed at $19 while losing 59 cents with 388,575 units being exchanged, Kingston Properties advanced $1.55 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $15.55 trading just 2,000 units, Kingston Wharves dropped $3.50 to $30, in an exchange of 34,503 shares, Mayberry Investments closed at $5.30, losing 52 cents with only 3,200 units traded. National Commercial Bank declined $1.50 to $63, after swapping a big block of 16,216,132 units, 138 Student Living closed at $4.50 trading 2,008 units, Pan Jamaican closed at $37 with 173,447 shares changing hands, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.79 with trades of 234,048 units. Sagicor Group closed at $35, with a loss of 60 cents and an exchange of 1,367,358 shares, while Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $10.50, with gains of 3 cents and a large volume of 70,119,164 shares changing hands, Scotia Group closed at $39 trading 71,318 shares, Scotia Investments closed at $39 with trades of 10,000 shares, Seprod closed at $40, with an exchange of 202 shares, Supreme Ventures closed at $6, gaining 30 cents with 535,366 shares changing hands. Margaritaville Turks closed at 30 US cents trading 1,666 shares, Proven Investments lost 2 US cents to close at 30 US cents with trades of 70,366 ordinary shares. JMMB 7.5% preference share lost 1 cent to close at $2.15 with 100,000 units changing hands and JMMB Group US 6% preference traded at $1.11 with an exchange of 30,000 units.

Sagicor Real Estate Fund National Commercial Bank

JSE stock drops 90c with 36M shares

Scotiabank pumped up the JSE on Friday.

Jamaica Stock Exchange had a big block of 36,298,043 shares trading on Friday with with the price ending at $7.50, with a loss of 90 cents. The shares were sold by Stocks & Securities and bought by Sagicor Stockbrokers. The trade means that Stocks & Securities are no longer major shareholders in exchange.
Trading ended on Friday with 25 securities changing hands with 2 trading in the US dollar market on day when Scotia Group jumped $5.49 to be the main pusher in the market indices. In the main market, 7 stocks advanced and 14 declined in the main market, while two stock rose in the US dollar market. Trading levels in main market ended at 42,703,583 units valued at $422,229,138 compared to 6,321,606 units valued at $60,670,887 at the close on Thursday. Trading in the US dollar market accounted for 871,891 units valued at US$291,484.
The All Jamaica Composite Index jumped sharply by 3,676.85 points to close at 256,245.23, just over 1,000 points shy of the all-time record close of 257,395.71 reached on February 10. The JSE Market Index advanced 3,287.75 points to finish at 233,503.31 and the JSE US dollar market index gained 18.12 points to close at 238.66.
In market activity, Berger Paints gained 50 cents, closing at $11.50 with trades of 9,008 units, Cable and Wireless lost 10 cents to close at $1.35 with 1,513,758 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement closed lower by $1.90 to $36.10 trading 17,650 shares. Carreras closed at $66.50 with an exchange of 1,740 units, Grace Kennedy slid 16 cents to close at $41.51 trading 100,176 units, Jamaica Broilers closed at $14.54, losing $1.46 trading 70,774 shares, Jamaica Producers lost 70 cents trading 192,548 units at $16.80,. JMMB Group closed 98 cents lower to $19.51 with an exchange of 98,812 units, Kingston Wharves gained 50 cents to close at $32 trading 15,322 shares, Mayberry Investments jumped $1.39 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $6.39 with trades of 182,245 units. The stock has not seen this price level since June 15, 2005, when it traded at $6.45, after it was listed in April and reached a high of $8.20 on April 26, 2005. National Commercial Bank fell 50 cents to $62.50, after swapping 63,512 units, Pan Jamaican closed at $35.20, losing 80 cents with an exchange of 22,498 shares, Radio Jamaica gained 5 cents to close at $1.65 trading 120,820 units, Sagicor Group closed at $36.26, losing 24 cents with trades of 2,938,603 units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed 22 cents higher at $10.47 with 2,100 units changing hands, Scotia Group closed at $44, with gains of $5.49 trading 456,247 shares, Scotia Investments traded 1,600 shares at $39.50, Seprod lost 49 cents to close at $40.51 with trades of 16,229 shares. Sterling Investments traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $17.50 with gains of $1.30 and an exchange of 1,000 units, Supreme Ventures closed at $5.70, losing 30 cents with 405,888 shares being exchanged, Proven Investments gained 2 US cents to close at 32 US cents trading 859,891 ordinary shares. JMMB 7.5% preference share closed at $1.75 with gains of 4 cents and 3,296 units changing hands, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share gained 2 cents trading 114,502 units at $1.07 and JMMB Group US$ 6% preference share closed at US$1.10 with trades of 12,000 units.