JSE Trading climbs sharply – Friday

Jamaica Broilers traded more half of Friday’s volume.

The volume traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose sharply on Friday to 16,726,086 units valued at $358,993,001 from just 3,989,661 units valued at $65,937,392, Thursday.
The sharp increase in Friday’s volume was led by Jamaica Broilers Group with 8,778,922 units accounting for nearly 53.5 percent of the day’s volume followed by Radio Jamaica with 2,669,432 units and 15.96 percent of total volume and Carreras with 1,124,379 units and NCB Financial with 1,089,615 shares.
At the close on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, the main market indices rose with All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 2,198.27 points at 335,563.64, while the JSE Index rose 2,002.87 points to 305,736.36. The market closed out the half year mark with an increase of just 6 percent. Palace Amusement led the stocks rising with an increase of 168% followed by Kingston Wharves with 40 percent, PanJam Investments up 29 percent with Jamaica Broilers and Caribbean Cement up 28 percent each.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement rose $1 to end at $41, Carreras rose 80 cents and closed at $10, Grace Kennedy rose 66 cents to $52.26, Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents to end at $23, JMMB Group rose 60 cents to close at $29, NCB Financial jumped $1.50 to $98, Productive Business Solution preference share lost $2 in closing at $103 and Scotia Group rose 80 cents to end at $51.
Market activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 24 securities trading of which 12 advanced, 4 declined and 8 closing unchanged, compared to 27 securities trading on Thursday.
In the US dollar market, 156,168 units traded valued at $17,178 with Sygnus Credit being the sole stock trading in the segment with the price ending at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 155.
Trading resulted in an average of 727,221 shares valued at $15,608,391, compared to 166,236 units valued at an average of $2,747,391 for each security traded on Thursday. For the month to date, 250,168 units traded with an average value of $5,895,281 and on the previous day, 229,774 units traded with an average value of $5,182,608.  May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.

Trading picks up on Junior Market – Friday

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Volume surged on the Junior Market, on Friday with 4,873,191 units valued at $15,916,560 changing hands, with GWest trading almost 3.6 million units valued at $9.6 million.
The day’s trading saw a 212 percent rise in the volume and 165 percent increase in the value over the 1,563,696 units valued at $6,095,052 traded on Thursday.
Market activity resulted in 24 securities changing hands, leading to the prices of 5 advancing, 11 declining and 8 remaining unchanged compared to 22 securities trading on Tuesday. The Junior Market Index slipped just 0.74 points to close at 3,037.56.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 203,050 units for an average of $663,190 in contrast to 91,982 units for an average of $358,532 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 139,543 units valued at $671,002 and previously 136,164 units valued at 671,284. May closed with an average of 217,589 units, valued at $1,322,452 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging suffered a loss of 10 cents to end at $2, with 42,000 stock units trading, Caribbean Cream dropped 87 cents to $4.63, with 29,345 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers traded down 10 cents to $5.10, with 26,000 stock units, Derrimon Trading ended at a new high by rising by $1.70 to $13.70, with 500 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading $1.99 higher at $16.80, with 4,700 shares. Elite Diagnostic finished at $3, with 77,171 stock units trading, Express Catering ended trading 20 cents higher at $7.20, with 37,570 shares, FosRich Group traded with a loss of 1 cent at $2.99, in exchanging 42,123 shares, General Accident lost 3 cents to end at $2.98, with 41,000 shares. GWest Corporation jumped 50 cents higher to $3, with 3,562,554 stock units, Honey Bun ended at $5.20, trading just 100 units, Iron Rock concluded trading at $3, with 528,900 shares, ISP Finance finished with a loss of 2 cents at $15, after trading 9,000 shares. Jamaican Teas settled at $5.50, with 1,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading at $4.06, with 90,000 stock units, Key Insurance traded at $4, with 148 units, Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 1 cent at $12.50, trading 58,719 shares. Lasco Distributors ended at $4, after shedding 10 cents exchanging 41,764 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 6,941 stock units and fell 11 cents to $4.89, Lasco Manufacturing declined 30 cents to close at $3.90, with 26,900 units, Medical Disposables fell 17 cents to $5, with 500 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading 78,256 stock units at $8 and tTech ended at $6, with 8,000 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Just 11 TTSE stocks traded – Friday

Securities trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange fell on Friday to just 11 against 18 on Thursday, resulting in 2 advancing, 3 declining and 6 remaining unchanged.
At close of the market the Composite Index lost 0.54 points on Friday to 1,235.23. The All T&T Index rose 0.70 points to 1,727.37, while the Cross Listed Index declined 0.25 points to close at 99.85.
Trading ended with 146,647 shares valued at $5,989,827 compared to 280,762 shares at a value of $4,894,546 changing hands.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment to be closely matched between advancing and declining stocks as the market closed with 4 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| Clico Investments finished 22 cents higher and closed at $20.50, with 500 shares changing hands and Sagicor Financial gained 10 cents and concluded trading at $7.85, with 49,294 stock units changing hands.
Losses| NCB Financial Group traded with a loss of 4 cents at $5.45, after exchanging 564 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL fell 43 cents and ended at $29.56, with 13,467 stock units changing hands and Unilever Caribbean closed with a loss of 2 cents and completed trading at $29.23, after exchanging 200 shares.
Firm Trades| Ansa Mcal ended at $58, with 10,270 units trading, First Citizens completed trading at $35, after exchanging 1,540 shares, Grace Kennedy closed at $2.92, with 300 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings settled at $47.20, after exchanging 42,520 shares, Republic Financial Holdings settled at $102.76, in trading 3,180 shares, West Indian Tobacco settled at $88.50, after 24,812 shares changed hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

Pulse leading trade for 2nd day

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Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange fell sharply on Thursday to just 3,989,661 units valued at $65,937,392, down from 12,393,354 units valued at $115,843,551 on Wednesday with Pulse as the lead trade.
At the close on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, the main market indices rose with All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 1,984.67 points at 333,365.37, while the JSE Index rose 1,808.26 points to 303,733.49.
Stocks with major price changes are, Grace Kennedy down 66 cents to $51.60, JMMB Group fell 60 cents to close at $28.40, NCB Financial falling $1.56 to $96.50, PanJam Investment adding back the $4.77 lost on Wednesday to end at $57.57 and Sagicor Group rose 82 cents to end at $39.
For the second consecutive day, Pulse Investments led trading and closed on Thursday with 781,135 units trading, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the day’s volume and was followed by JMMB Group 7.25% preference share with 750,000 shares and Scotia Group with 628,743 units.
Market activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 25 securities trading of which 10 advanced, 8 declined and 9 closing unchanged, compared to 28 securities trading on Wednesday.
In the US dollar market, 139,245 units traded valued at $25,213 with Sygnus Credit traded 128,045 units trading, to end at 11 US cents. JMMB Group 6.00% USD preference share ended with 11,000 units and Sterling Investments trade with 200 units at 9.2 US cents after falling from 10.4 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed down 0.49 at 155.
Trading resulted in an average of 166,236 units valued at an average of $2,747,391 for each security traded, in contrast to 515,323 units valued at an average of $4,826,815 on Wednesday. For the month to date, 229,774 units traded with an average value of $5,182,608 and on the previous day, 232,741 units traded with an average value of $5,302,373. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.

13 TTSE stocks traded unchanged – Thursday

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with trading in 18 securities against 14 on Wednesday, resulting in 2 advancing, 3 declining and 13 remaining unchanged.
At close of the market the Composite Index lost 0.99 points on Thursday to 1,235.77. The All T&T Index rose 0.24 points to 1,726.67, while the Cross Listed Index declined 0.31 points to close at 100.10.
Trading ended with 280,762 shares at a value of $4,894,546, compared to 240,621 shares on Wednesday valued at $11,164,756 changing hands.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment to be closely matched between advancing and declining stocks as the market closed with 3 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.

T&T NGL closed at a record high on TTSE on Thursday.

Gains| Scotiabank rose 1 cent and ended at $65.01, with 6,214 units trading and Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed with a gain of 44 cents to end at a record close of $29.99, with 2,513 stock units changing hands.
Losses| Grace Kennedy price fell 8 cents and ended at $2.92, with 16,307 stock units changing hands, National Flour closed with a loss of 5 cents and ended at $1.75, with 11,236 units and Sagicor Financial shed 10 cents and concluded trading at $7.75, with 3,696 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades| Angostura Holdings concluded market activity at $15.73, with 7,822 stock units changing hands, Ansa Mcal ended at $58, with 7,424 units, Ansa Merchant Bank completed trading at $40, after exchanging 7,333 shares, First Caribbean International Bank ended at $8.50, with 473 units, First Citizens completed trading at $35, after exchanging 753 shares, Guardian Holdings ended at $16.99, with 5,235 units, JMMB Group settled at $1.75, after exchanging 10,000 shares, Massy Holdings settled at $47.20, after trading 9,550 shares, NCB Financial Group completed trading at $5.49, exchanging 200 shares, One Caribbean Media settled at $12.34, with 7,107 shares changing hands, Prestige Holdings ended at $10.01, with 173,095 units, Republic Financial Holdings settled at $102.76, after exchanging 1,338 shares and West Indian Tobacco settled at $88.50, with 10,466 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. Daily

5.5m Pulse shares trade – Wednesday

Kingsley Cooper Chairman of Pulse

Pulse Investments traded more than 5.4 million shares in trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday out of a total of 12,393,354 units trading in the main and US dollar markets as the main market indices dived more than 2,690 points.
The volume of Pulse shares traded, is significant as it represents an unusually large amount that is out of line with normal trading levels for that company.
At the close on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,954.25 points at 331,380.70, while the JSE Index dived 2,691.66 points to 301,925.23.
Stocks with major price changes are, Grace Kennedy down 74 cents to $52.26, NCB Financial falling 84 cents to $98.06, PanJam Investment dropping $4.77 to $52.80, Scotia Group down $1.60 to end at $50.40, Seprod dropping $3.40 to $31.60, Supreme Ventures rising $1 to $15 and Sterling Investments up $1 to $11.50.
At the close of market activity, 12,367,754 units valued at $115,843,551 changed hands compared to 6,586,973 units valued at $111,180,207, on Tuesday.
The other companies with major volume traded were, Wisynco Group with 1,408,344 units, accounting for just over 11 percent of the volume traded, followed by Jamaica Producers with 1,268,622 units or just over 10 percent of the main market volume, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share exchanged 1,151,126 shares and Sygnus Credit was next with 691,887 units.
Market activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 25 securities trading of which 8 advanced, 11 declined and 5 closing unchanged, compared to 28 securities trading on Tuesday.
In the US dollar market, 25,600 units traded valued at $2,816 with Sygnus Credit being the sole stock trading to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 155.49.
Trading resulted in an average of 515,323 units valued at an average of $4,826,815 for each security traded, in contrast to 253,345 units valued at an average of $4,276,162 on Tuesday. For the month to date 232,741 units traded with an average value of $5,302,373 and on the previous day 218,900 units traded with an average value of $5,326,971 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none closing with a lower offer.

Everything Fresh finds some support

A report that Everything Fresh is negotiating to acquire an unnamed company seems to have provided some support for the stocks on the Junior Market on Wednesday. The price gained 5 cents to close at $2.15 with 52,600 shares traded.
By the close of the market, trading levels fell back from the to just 654,195 units valued at $2,886,318 compared to 1,970,213 units valued at $9,973,911 on Tuesday.
Market activity resulted in 22 securities changing hands, leading to the prices of 9 advancing, 9 declining and 4 remaining unchanged compared to 27 securities trading on Tuesday. The Junior Market Index declined by 7.80 points to close at 3,032.28.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 29,736 units for an average of $131,196 in contrast to 72,971 units for an average of $369,404 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 137,894 units valued at $683,354 and previously 143,670 units valued at $713,028. May closed with an average of 217,589 units, valued at $1,322,452 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of $1 at $51, with 1,210 shares, Blue Power concluded trading with a loss of $2 at $50, with 120 units, Caribbean Cream ended trading 87 cents higher at $5.50, with 4,000 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers finished trading at $5, with 945 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed at $2.10, with 23,800 shares. Dolphin Cove finished with a loss of 19 cents at $14.81, exchanging 21,281 stock units, Elite Diagnostic rose 5 cents to $3.10, with 97,600 units, Express Catering traded 20 cents higher at $7, trading 7,700 shares, FosRich Group finished market activity 25 cents higher at $3, trading 30,000 shares. General Accident closed at $3.01, with 36,278 stock units, Honey Bun concluded trading with a loss of 2 cents at $5.18, after exchanging 2,000 shares, Iron Rock finished 5 cents higher at $3, with 10,000 shares, Jamaican Teas ended trading with a loss of 30 cents at $5.50, with 12,600 stock units. Jetcon Corporation traded with a loss of 6 cents at $3.99, with 20,634 units, Knutsford Express ended with a loss of 19 cents at $12.51, as 1,750 shares traded, Lasco Distributors rose 10 cents to $4.20, with 32,350 stock units, Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 2 cents at $4.98, trading 62,057 units. Lasco Manufacturing settled 20 cents higher at $4.20, with 201,080 shares, Main Event lost 4 cents to close at $6.16, with 4,464 shares, Medical Disposables traded 17 cents higher at $5.17, with 4,850 shares and Stationery and Office closed at $8, with 26,876 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

2 TTSE stocks rose 12 unchanged – Wednesday

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended Wednesday with trading in 14 securities against 13 on Tuesday, resulting in 240,621 shares valued at $11,164,756 changing hands.
In trading on Tuesday only 103,895 shares valued at $1,779,885, changed hands. At the close of trading on Wednesday, just 2 stocks advanced, none declined and 12 remained unchanged.
The Composite Index gained 0.35 points on Wednesday to 1,236.76, the All T&T Index added 0.43 points to 1,726.43, while the Cross Listed Index rose 0.04 points to close at 100.42.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows market sentiment to be closely matched between advancing and declining stocks as the market closed with 3 stocks ending with higher bids than the last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
Gains| Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained 4 cents and ended trading at $29.55, with 21,457 stock units changing hands and Trinidad Cement added 5 cents and ended at $3.05, with 145 units changing hands.
Firm Trades| First Citizens settled at $35, after exchanging 616 shares, Guardian Holdings completed trading at $16.99, with 55,048 units, JMMB Group closed at $1.75, after exchanging 16,618 shares, Massy Holdings exchanged 8,477 shares at $47.20, National Flour completed trading at $1.80, with 350 units. NCB Financial Group settled at $5.49, after exchanging 21,200 shares, One Caribbean Media concluded at $12.34, trading 1,521 shares, Prestige Holdings completed trading at $10.01, with 210 units, Sagicor Financial ended at $7.85, with 13,675 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank completed trading at $65 with 304 units, Unilever Caribbean settled at $29.25, after exchanging 1,000 shares and West Indian Tobacco concluded trading at $88.50, after exchanging 100,000 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. Daily

PanJam jumps $5 to record high on Tuesday

Pan Jam office building in Kingston Jamaica.

PanJam Investment jumped $5.07 to a record high of $57.57, in trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, but the market indices dropped more than 1,000 points.
At the close on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 1,192.30 points to 334,334.95 while the JSE Index fell 1,086.32 points to 304,616.89.
Stocks with major price changes are, Carreras with a fall of $1 to $9, Grace Kennedy down $1 to $53, Portland JSX up 75 cents to $9.80, Salada Foods falling $2.50 to $10, Scotia Group rising 50 cents to end at $52, Supreme Ventures dropping $1.10 to $14 and Sygnus Credit rising 50 cents to $13.50.
At the close of market activity 6,586,973 units valued at $111,180,207 changed hands compared to 4,037,181 units valued at $55,669,184, on Monday.
Trading volume was dominated by Wisynco Group with 2,466,837 units, accounting for 37.45 percent of the volume traded, followed by Mayberry Investments with 835,956 units or just 12.69 percent of the main market volume and Carreras with 613,398 stock units or 9.3 percent.
Market activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 25 securities trading of which 7 advanced, 10 declined and 11 closing unchanged, compared to 30 securities trading on Monday.
In the US dollar market, 210,958 units traded valued at $38,935 with Margaritaville trading with 7,958 shares at 19.95 US cents compared to 20 US cents previously and Proven Investments traded 203,000 units at 20 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index dropped 6.30 points to close at 155.49.
Trading resulted in an average of 253,345 units valued at an average of $4,276,162 for each security traded, in contrast to 168,216 units for an average of $2,319,549 on Monday. For the month to date 216,970 units traded with an average value of $5,389,348 and on the previous day 219,629 units traded with an average value of $5,567,307 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.

Everything Fresh drops to $2

Access Financial jumps $6.50 on Tuesday.

Everything Fresh that went public in May at $2.50, traded at a low of $2 on the Junior Market on Tuesday but closed 37 cents down at $2.10 with 319,746 shares traded.
By the close of the market, trading levels rose on Tuesday, ending at 1,970,213 units valued at $9,973,911 compared to 1,012,130 units valued at $4,392,627 on Monday.
Market activity resulted in 27 securities changing hands, leading to the prices of 8 advancing, 11 declining and 8 remaining unchanged compared to 27 securities trading on Monday. The Junior Market Index declined by 14.40 points to close at 3,040.08 even as Access Financial jumped $6.50 and Blue Power rose another $2 to be up 82 percent since announcing a possible stock split.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Trading ended with an average of 72,971 units for an average of $369,404 in contrast to 37,486 units for an average of $162,690 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 143,670 units valued at $713,028 and previously 148,628 units valued at $737,126. May closed with an average of 217,589 units, valued at $1,322,452 for each security traded.
At the close of the market, Access Financial jumped $6.50 to close at $52, in trading 933 shares, Blue Power concluded trading with a rise of $2 to end at $52, after exchanging 14,041 units, Cargo Handlers settled at $10, with 4,500 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading at a loss of 87 cents to $4.63, with 21,088 shares changing hands, Caribbean Producers finished trading with 1,006,000 units at $5. Consolidated Bakeries closed 10 cents higher at $2.10, with 33,083 shares, C2W Music traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ high of 80 cents and ended at $0.59, with 4,500 shares, Dolphin Cove finished with a loss of $1 at $15, trading 20,017 stock units, Elite Diagnostic fell 1 cent to $3.05, with 77,077 units. Eppley ended trading with a loss of $1.50 to close at a 52 weeks’ low of at $8, with an exchange of 45,675 shares, Express Catering traded with a loss of 45 cents at $6.80 and 48,212 shares changing hands, FosRich Group finished trading with a loss of 25 cents at $2.75, after exchanging 32,021 shares, General Accident closed at $3.01, with 5,222 stock units. Honey Bun concluded trading 20 cents higher at $5.20, with 62,420 shares, Jamaican Teas ended with a loss of 12 cents at $5.80, trading 8,665 stock units, Jetcon Corporation fell 5 cents to $4.05, with 33,000 units, Key Insurance finished trading at $4, with 13,000 shares. KLE Group closed 10 cents higher at $2.80, with 10,000 shares, Knutsford Express ended at $12.70, with 3,921 shares, Lasco Distributors concluded trading 10 cents higher at $4.10, with 13,681 stock units changing hands, Lasco Financial finished with a loss of 20 cents at $5, trading 13,255 units. Lasco Manufacturing settled at $4, with 14,336 shares, Main Event ended trading with a loss of 41 cents at $6.20, after exchanging 11,579 shares, Paramount Trading finished trading 5 cents higher at $3, with 40,430 stock units, Stationery and Office closed at $8, with 113,611 units and tTech concluded trading 70 cents higher at $6, with 200 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.