Junior Market recovery continues

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Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange settled on Thursday with 16 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,015,630 units valued at $11,835,081 compared to 1,087,963 units valued at $5,258,148 on Wednesday.
Lasco Distributors accounted for 60 percent of the volume traded as the Junior Market Index advanced by 22.19 points to close at 2,985.55. At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 5 declined and 4 remained with the prices unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 125,977 units for an average of $739,693 in contrast to 67,998 units for an average of $328,634 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 79,378 units, valued at $354,819 and an average of 76,123 with an average value of $327,928, previously. In contrast, September closed with average of 116,176 units valued at $538,652 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking mixed for Tuesday trading activity as 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 1 with a lower offer.
In market activity, Access Financial settled with a loss of 1 cent at $41.20, with 734 units trading, AMG Packaging lost 9 cents to close at $3.40, with 143,540 stock units, Caribbean Cream ended trading at $5.90, with 5,816 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Producers declined 9 cents end trading at $3.65, with 27,114 units, Consolidated Bakeries jumped 76 cents to $2.81, with 1,220 stock units, Derrimon Trading ended at $7, with 1,000 stock units, Express Catering climbed 66 cents higher to $5.10, with 73,142 shares, after the company reported that profit more than doubled in the quarter to August from a 10 percent rise in revenues. Honey Bun traded 10 cents higher at $4.40, with 1,000 units, Iron Rock closed 25 cents higher at $3.15, with 61,538 shares, ISP Finance settled at $18, with 2,983 units, Knutsford Express closed 1 cent higher at $15, with 66,270 units, Lasco Distributors settled with a loss of 5 cents at $6.25, with 1,214,790 stock units changing hands. Lasco Financial concluded trading at $4.20, with 155,534 shares, Lasco Manufacturing settled with a loss of 20 cents at $4, with 14,700 units, Main Event traded 21 cents higher at $5.36, with 9,621 units and Stationery and Office ended trading 17 cents higher at $5, with 236,628 units.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

Record close for Jamaican stocks on TTSE

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange recommenced on Thursday, after a public holiday on Wednesday, with 12 securities changing hands compared to 11 on Tuesday.
The Jamaican based JMMB Group and NCB Financial Group moved to new 52-week highs of $1.70 and $5.31 respectively while Republic Financial Holdings led with 60 percent of the value of securities traded.
At the close, 5 stocks advanced, 2 declined and 5 were unchanged as 162,830 shares traded at a value of $1,808,056 compared to Tuesday’s trades of 452,687 valued at $3,307,105.
The Composite Index advanced 2.01 points to 1,248.64, the All T&T Index gained 0.18 points to 1,770.68 and the Cross Listed Index added 0.53 points to close at 97.71.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 2 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
Gains| Agostini’s ended with a gain of 1 cent and closed at $20.53 in exchanging 3,640 shares, JMMB Group traded 10 cents higher to a 52 weeks’ high of $1.70, with 106,000 shares trading, NCB Financial Group closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.31, rising 1 cent with 26,926 shares. Republic Financial Holdings gained 3 cents to settle at $101.79 with 10,572 shares valued at $1,076,113 and Scotiabank climbed 3 cents to $58.05 with 525 units changing hands.
Losses| The securities declining in trading are, Massy Holdings closing at $50.47, after falling by 3 cents in trading 411 units and Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended with a loss of 1 cent, at $23.01 with 1,930 units.
Firm Trades| Securities traded unchanged at the close, are Angostura Holdings closing at $15 with 1,000 units, Ansa McAL trading 740 units at $63.01, First Citizens ending at $31.76 with 3,000 shares, Grace Kennedy exchanging 3,391 shares at $2.90 and Guardian Holdings holding firm at $15.26 with 4,695 shares traded.

Another record close for Jamaican stocks

Rose Hall hotel a  Sagicor Real Estate Fund, property. The stock closed at a new high on Wednesday.

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange finished at another new record close of 304,331.28 for the all Jamaica Composite Index on Wednesday. The main and US dollar markets closed with 27 securities changing hands, of which 12 advanced and 5 declined.
In the main activity, Barita Investments closed at $8, with 720 units changing hands, Berger Paints settled 10 cents higher at $11.60, with 72,142 shares, Caribbean Cement finished at $27.50, with 700 units, Carreras settled with a loss of 40 cents at $11.50, with 456,367 stock units, Ciboney Group ended with a loss of 1 cent at $0.18, with 9,835 shares traded. Grace Kennedy ended 50 cents higher at $42.50, with 7,396 units, Jamaica Broilers closed trading 50 cents higher at $18.50, with 18,060 stock units, Jamaica Producers gained 40 cents to end at $16, with 13,000 shares traded, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading with a loss of 5 cents at $7.20, with 4,000 units, JMMB Group finished trading at $27, with 180,823 units. Mayberry Investments finished trading 11 cents higher at $4.21, with 200 stock units, 1834 Investments concluded trading 10 cents higher at $1.35, with 3,110 units, PanJam Investment finished 60 cents higher at $38.60, with 485 shares, Portland JSX settled 25 cents higher at $9, with 4,760 units, Radio Jamaica ended trading at $1.15, with 688,353 stock units changing hands. Sagicor Group closed with a loss of $1.50 at $38.50, with 385,734 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed 75 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $14, with 35,500 units, Scotia Group settled $1 higher at $53, trading 35,890 shares, Seprod exchanged 24,500 stock units at $30 nd Supreme Ventures ended trading at $12, with 33,492 stock units. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group finished trading at $1.15, with 262,000 stock units, Sagicor Bank A preference share traded 1,350 units at $1.05 and the B share saw 9,000 units trading at $1.
In the US dollar market segment, JMMB Group 6% preference share finished at $1.10, with 10,000 shares Productivity Business traded 550 shares at 60 US cents, Proven Investments closed with 483,576 units trading at 23.5 US cents and Sterling Investments traded just 100 shares at a 52 weeks’ high of 12 US cents after rising 1 cent.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Juniors enjoying more recovery

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Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Wednesday with 16 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 1,087,963 units valued at $5,258,148, which is much improved compared to 462,606 units valued at $2,337,749 on Tuesday.
The Junior Market Index advanced by 9.11 points to close at 2,963.36. At the close of market, the prices of 6 securities advanced, 6 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 67,998 units for an average of $328,634 in contrast to 30,840 units for an average of $155,850 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 76,123 units valued at $327,928, previously 71,470 units valued at an average of $327,875. In contrast, September closed with average of 116,176 units valued at $538,652 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking mixed for Thursday trading activity as 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial ended trading with a loss of 78 cents at $41.21, with 815 shares, Caribbean Cream finished trading at $5.90, with 10,000 stock units, Caribbean Producers ended trading 14 cents higher at $3.74, with 31,700 units changing hands, Express Catering closed with a loss of 25 cents at $4.44, with 103,623 stock units. General Accident ended at $3, with 705 units, Honey Bun settled 30 cents higher at $4.30, after trading 4,000 shares, Jamaican Teas settled at $4.10, with 122,528 units, Knutsford Express finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $14.99, with 5,060 shares, Lasco Distributors ended trading at $6.30, with 11,761 shares, Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 5 cents at $4.20, with 19,763 shares, Lasco Manufacturing ended trading with a rise of 35 cents to $4.20, with 3,316 shares, Main Event closed with a loss of 15 cents at $5.15, with 6,653 stock units, Medical Disposables traded 14 cents higher at $4.74, with 1,071 units, Stationery and Office ended 3 cents higher at $4.83, after 692,137 shares changed hands, while tTech traded 5 cents higher at $7.05, with 14,031 units and in the junior market preference segment, Eppley concluded trading with a loss of 55 cents at $6, with 60,800 stock units.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Juniors climb 38 points

In moderate trading, the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, ended with only 15 securities changing hands, on Tuesday, with an exchange of a mere 462,606 units valued at $2,337,749, well down on Friday’s levels.
Trading on Friday resulted in 2,090,829 units valued at $10,875,161. At the close of market activities, the prices of 9 securities advanced, 3 declined and 3 remained unchanged, leading to the Junior Market Index advancing 37.85 points to close at 2,954.25.
Trading ended with an average of 30,840 units for an average of $155,850 in contrast to 139,389 units for an average of $725,011 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 66,921 units valued at $302,510, previously. In contrast, September closed with average of 116,176 units valued at $538,652 for each security traded.
The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 71,470 units valued at $327,875 and previously 74,548 units with an average value of $323,091. In contrast, September closed with average of 116,176 units valued at $538,652 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking mixed for Tuesday trading activity as 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
In market activity, volumes are those trades for the day and the closing prices are those at which the last trade took place. At the close of the market, Access Financial jumped $3.99 to $41.99, with only 400 units trading, Blue Power ended 10 cents higher at $44.10, with a mere 250 stock units, Caribbean Cream ended with a loss of 10 cents at $5.90, with 500 units, Consolidated Bakeries ended 3 cents higher at $2.05, with 250 units changing hands. Express Catering ended 19 cents higher at $4.69, with 1,706 stock units, Jetcon Corporation settled 40 cents higher at $4.90, with 220 stock units, Knutsford Express ended trading at $15, with 10,147 units trading, Lasco Distributors finished with a loss of 5 cents at $6.30, after 29,959 shares changed hands, Lasco Financial finished trading 25 cents higher at $4.25, with 1,891 units, Lasco Manufacturing gained 5 cents at $3.85, with 6,400 shares. Medical Disposables settled with a loss of 70 cents at $4.60, with 73,541 stock units, Stationery and Office closed 9 cents higher at $4.80, with 276,242 shares, tTech traded 1 cent higher at $7, with 21,000 units and in the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading traded 35,000 shares at $1.95, with Eppley ending trading at $6.55, with 5,100 stock units changing hands.

JMMB Group hits J$30 in Trinidad

JMMB Group traded at a new high of $1.60 in Trinidad on Tuesday.

JMMB Group jumped to $1.60 in trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday reaching an equivalent of J$30 or $3 more than the $27 it traded at in Kingston. The market closed with 11 securities changing hands compared to 18 on Monday.
Trading resulted in 452,687 shares changing hands at a value of only $3,307,105 compared to Monday’s trades of 778,140 units valued at $10,430,581, at the close 5 stocks advanced, 1 declined and 5 remained unchanged. Market movements resulted in the Composite Index advancing 4.71 points to 1,246.63, the All T&T Index gaining 0.05 points to 1,770.50 and the Cross Listed Index added 1.29 points to close at 97.18.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 3 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
Gains| The last traded price of the securities rising and the volume changing hands are First Caribbean International Bank gaining 12 cents to close at $8.25 with 6,080 shares trading, Grace Kennedy closed at $2.90, with a 1 cent gain, exchanging 700 units, Guardian Holdings settled at $15.26, rising 1 cent with 103,061 shares valued at $1,572,711, JMMB Group advanced 10 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $1.60 with 24,600 shares, at the close the bid was at $1.60 to buy 5,400 units, there were no stock offered for sale and Trinidad & Tobago NGL traded 1 cent higher to $23.02 with 4,884 shares.
Losses| Clico Investment was the sole securities declining in value at the close of trading, ending at $21.40, with a loss of 5 cents as 4,819 shares were exchanged.
Firm Trades| The last traded prices of securities and the volume traded unchanged at the close of the market are, Angostura Holdings that remained at $15 with 8,000 shares, First Citizens closing at $31.76 with 8,328 shares changing hands. National Flour exchanged 231,130 shares at $2 valued at $462,260, Republic Financial Holdings closed at $101.76 with 984 units and Sagicor Financial ended at $8 with 60,101 shares valued at $480,532.

JSE eating away at resistance

The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index continues to eat away at resistance around the 300,000 points levels, advancing by 2,135.19 points to close at 302,498.35 with the JSE Index following with a rise of 1,945.40 points to a record close of 275,610.21.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments closed at $8, with 7,550 stock units trading, Berger Paints finished trading 25 cents higher at $11.50, with 248,769 shares, Cable & Wireless ended trading 8 cents higher at $1.18, with 1,105,000 units, Caribbean Cement ended trading 95 cents higher at $27.50, with 8,250 units, Carreras closed with a loss of 10 cents at $11.90, with 151,770 stock units, Grace Kennedy ended with a loss of 75 cents at $42, trading 85,614 shares. Jamaica Broilers finished 5 cents higher at $18, with 66,650 units, Jamaica Producers settled with a loss of 40 cents at $15.60, with 2,000 shares changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed 5 cents higher at $7.25, with 1,000 shares, JMMB Group ended $1 higher at $27, with 62,554 units, Kingston Properties rose 5 cents to end at $7.20, with 160 shares. Kingston Wharves finished trading at $30, with 25,722 stock units, 1834 Investments traded 33,558 shares at $1.25, PanJam Investment lost 52 cents to end at $38, with 10,000 stock units, Portland JSX traded 25 cents higher at $8.75, with 5,000 units, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.15, with 2,500 shares, Sagicor Group traded 37,406 units with a gain of $1.49 to end at $40. Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading at $13.25, with 4,000 units, Scotia Group gained $1.02 higher to $52, with 9,271 shares and Supreme Ventures ended 15 cents higher at $12, with 51,500 stock units. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group concluded trading at $1.15, with 747,717 stock units, and Sagicor Bank B preference share traded 9,000 units at $1and in the US dollar market segment, Proven Investments closed with 102,838 units trading at 20 US cents after slipping3.5 US cents.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

9 stocks fell on TTSE – Monday

Trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday closed with 18 securities changing hands compared to 16 on Thursday, leading to modest changes in the indices, after the market was closed for a public holiday, on Friday.
At the close, 3 stock advanced, 9 declined and 6 were unchanged as 778,140 shares traded valued at $10,430,581 versus 566,014 shares trading at a value of $7,445,207 on Thursday. The market closed trading with one security ending at a 52 weeks’ high and 3 at a 52 weeks’ low.
The Composite Index slipped 0.04 points to 1,241.92, the All T&T Index declined by 0.21 points to 1,770.45 and the Cross Listed Index added 0.02 points to close at 95.89.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 2 stocks with bids higher than last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Gains| Securities recording gains at the last prices took place at, are, Ansa McAl traded 33,796 units valued at $2,129,486 and gained 1 cent in closing at $63.01, JMMB Group climbed to a 52 weeks’ high of $1.50 after rising by 10 cents in trading 52,486 units and Scotiabank rose 2 cents to $58.02 and ended with 20,903 shares valued at $1,212,779 changing hands,
Losses| The last traded prices of the securities declining and the volume changing hands are Agostini’s lost 1 cent in trading a mere 79 units at $20.52,Clico Investment closing at $21.45, with a loss of 3 cents and shares trading valued at $432,208, Grace Kennedy exchanged 88,845 shares at $2.89, after a loss of 1 cent, National Enterprises lost 1 cent to close at $10.35 with 138,130 units trading for a value of $1,429,647, One Caribbean Media lost 3 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of $14 trading 1,141 shares. Republic Financial Holdings lost 4 cents in exchanging 21,577 shares at $101.76 with a value of $2,195,684, Trinidad & Tobago NGL settled at $23, having lost 4 cents with 28,820 stock units valued at $663,724 trading and Unilever Caribbean shed 5 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $41.90 with 5,100 shares and LJ Williams A ordinary share lost 3 in trading 1,225 shares at a 52 weeks’ low of 22 cents.
Firm Trades| The last traded prices of securities and the volume traded unchanged at the close of trading are, Ansa Merchant Bank traded 10,436 units with a value of $417,440 at $40, First Citizens closed at $31.76 in exchanging 2,000 units. Guardian Holdings ended at $15.25 with trades of 11,000 shares, Massy Holdings remained at $50.50 with 5,558 units changing hands. National Flour closed at $2 trading 10,000 shares and Trinidad Cement remained at $4.21 with 350,000 shares changing hands for a value of $1,473,500.

Juniors inch higher from few securities

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange finished on Friday with 15 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,090,829 units valued at $10,875,161 compared to 969,013 units valued at $4,496,741 on Thursday.
The Junior Market Index advanced by 7.14 points to close at 2,916.40.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 5 securities advanced, 6 declined and 4 remained with the prices unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 139,389 units for an average of $725,011 in contrast to 48,451 units for an average of $224,837 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 74,548 units, valued at $323,091 and 61,803 units at an average value of $309,424, previously. In contrast, September closed with average of 116,176 units valued at $538,652 for each security traded.
Trading ended with the market sentiments looking mixed for Tuesday trading activity as 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
In market activity, volumes are those traded for the day and the closing prices are those at which the last trade took place, accordingly, Caribbean Cream traded 258,135 units at $6, Caribbean Producers closed with a loss of 12 cents at $3.60, with 154,000 stock units changing hands, Express Catering settled with a loss of 5 cents at $4.50, trading 32,961 units, Jamaican Teas ended trading 1,200 shares at $4.10, Jetcon Corporation fell 50 cents to $4.50, with 50,064 shares. Key Insurance finished with a loss of 50 cents at $3.50, with 194,997 units traded, KLE Group settled at $2.50, with 250,000 units, Knutsford Express traded 11 cents higher at $15, with 202,982 stock units, Lasco Distributors finished trading 35 cents higher at $6.35, with 282,987 shares, Lasco Financial closed with a loss of 50 cents at $4, after 47,769 units traded, Lasco Manufacturing ended 5 cents higher at $3.80, with 86,540 units. Main Event ended trading 15 cents higher at $5.30, with 18,799 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables concluded trading with 2,000 shares at $5.30, Paramount Trading got a lift from the first quarter results showing profits more than doubling and finished 30 cents higher at $2.80, after 458,395 shares were traded and tTech finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $6.99, with 50,000 units.

Banks push JSE to new high – Friday

Stocks surged higher, at the close of trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday with the market ending at record closing levels as JMMB Group NCB Financial and Scotia Group record strong gains, pushing the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index to a record close of 300,363.16.
Trading on the main market ended with 22 securities changing hands, 7 advanced, 6 declined and 11 traded firm with 4,504,312 units valued at $68,391,852 compared to 94,545,441 units valued at $1,119,081,050 on Thursday. In the US dollar market 425,898 units traded for a value of US$102,239 for two securities.
In market activity, volumes are those trades for the day and the closing prices are those at which the last trade took place. At the close on market activity, Barita Investments ended trading with a loss of $1 at $8, with 40,452 stock units trading, Cable & Wireless finished at $1.10, with 42,361 units, Caribbean Cement settled 54 cents higher at $26.55, with 3,000 shares, Carreras closed at $12, after 462,635 stock units changed hands, Grace Kennedy closed with a loss of 5 cents at $42.75, with 12,005 shares. Jamaica Broilers ended with a loss of 5 cents at $17.95, with 1,858 units, Jamaica Producers ended trading at $16, with 2,278 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange concluded trading $1.20 higher at $7.20, with 1,064,940 shares switching owners, JMMB Group finished $3 higher at $26, after trading 21,667 units, Mayberry Investments ended trading with a loss of 40 cents at $4.10, with 15,378 shares. PanJam Investment ended with a loss of $3.48 to $38.52, with 9,732 units, Portland JSX ended trading after falling 50 cents to an all-time low of $8.50, with 50,000 stock units after the company reported a loss for the six months to August of US$221,251. Radio Jamaica settled at $1.15, trading 10,100 shares, Sagicor Group traded with a loss of $1.49 cents at $38.51, with 7,700 units changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading 4 cents higher at $13.25, with 19,700 stock units, after it traded at an all-time high of $15. Salada Foods closed at $8.50, with 350,000 shares, Scotia Group ended $3.08 higher at $50.98, with 414,399 stock units, Seprod traded 339 units at $30 and Supreme Ventures finished 37 cents higher at $11.85, with 130,790 shares.
In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5%, ended trading 700,000 shares at $2 and JMMB Group 7.5% ended 1 cent higher at $1.15, with 870,000 stock units changing hands.
In the US dollar market segment, Productivity Business traded 5,898 shares at 57.5 US cents and Proven Investments closed with 420,000 units trading at 23.5 US cents.