Main market stocks can gain 40% in 2018

Chart of main market showing the market trading in an upward sloping channel with the market currently trading just below the upper resistance line.

Last year was a great one for Jamaican stocks but an assessment of the market suggests that 2018 could be a grand year as well with overall price gains likely to be in excess of 40 percent.
Based on projected earnings for 2018, the average PE ratio suggests that the main market stock prices should grow by 26 percent. Falling interest rates could add another 20 percent to gains during the year, bringing overall gains to be in excess of 40 percent.
Technical readings of the market have the main market heading initially to around 390,000 points or 23 percent ahead of the December close, for the all Jamaica Index, before resistance sets in. Before moving much higher, later on.
Currently, the main market is caught in a wedge and trading just below the upper end of channel that can be traced to late 2015. The wedge could hold the market in consolidation mode for a short time, a month or two, before breaking out, most likely to the upside. (See Chart of market index.)
Last year was a great one for Jamaican stocks, with 14 of the 64 ordinary shares of companies that were listed prior to the December new listings, rising 100 percent or more and 16 rising between 50 and 81 percent.
IC Insider.com projects that many of the main market heavy weights will find it tough to repeat the strong gains they enjoyed in 2017, if that is the case, their impact on the market index is likely to be less than for 2017. Another factor that could make a repeat of 2017 tough, is the movement of interest rates. Last year, Treasury bill rates fell 29 percent from 6.56 percent to 4.83 percent, that level of decline, is unlikely to happen in 2018, even as some of the decline in the latter part of 2017 is yet to be fully reflected in the prices of stocks to date and should positively affect prices in 2018. IC Insider.com is forecasting rates on 182 days Treasury bill hitting 3 percent by the end of the 2018 first quarter. New listings could help move the indices in 2018, the likely impact is unknown at this point.
There are a number of other factors at play that are set to impact the market. Increasing employment is taking place with the highest number of persons employed in the country’s history. Attendant with that is the sharp fall in unemployment from more than 16.3 percent in 2013, to just over 10 percent in 2017. The annual net employment is growing around 30,000 persons per year and that could rise as the economy gains steam. This will mean more spending and increased tax collection for government. Alpart resumption of Alumina production is a big positive for the overall economy, for increased government revenues and more demand for local goods and services, some of which are provided by listed companies. The tourism sector is enjoying strong growth, apart from increasing foreign exchange intake for the country, will have direct impact on Jamaica Producers and Sagicor X Fund. Jamaica seems to be going through a construction boom with several new buildings under construction, Caribbean Cement and Berger Paints should benefit considerably from such developments.
Lower interest rates will reduce cost for many companies and revaluation of the Jamaican dollar also means lower cost but could result in lower revenues in some cases. More listings on the stock market will result in increased fee income for JSE and brokerage houses, from increased trading volumes.
The TOP 10 stocks include a few surprises while there are others that sit just outside the top stocks that investors may still want to keep a keen eye on. Investors should be looking beyond 2018 as medium term gains beyond 2018 could be strong for stocks that will benefit from current developments long term.
The TOP 10 selection is selling well below the average PE of the Main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange at just over 6.3 versus nearly 12 at the end of 2017. The hallmark of successful investing is buy low so one can sell high that is why the huge discount of the TOP 10 make them compelling choices. Successful investing is to work to be on top of the market so current sexy stocks are not the ones likely to be in the IC Insider.com’s list.
Barita Investments has moved more into fee based income and that is working well for them, with sharp growth, while net interest income stagnates. The prospects for continued strong growth in fee income continues with more investors seeking better returns than in the fixed interest market. The company should see a change in ownership soon and that could see a more aggressive approach to management that could optimize returns from exiting business and newer lines. Unrealized gains on investment ought to be factored into its earnings in valuing the stocks and that would boost its value considerably, the market is not paying attention.
Berger Paints is set to be a big winner with increasing sales coming from a buoyant construction sector resulting in increased profit and what IC Insider.com expects to be a healthy dose of dividend payments. It could become the next Carreras form a dividend yield standpoint but with growing profits. The company will benefit from lowering of overhead cost which was evident in 2017.
Jamaica Broilers continues to grow organically and from new business being acquired. Growth will continues as the Haitian market deliver greater returns form a growing market while the poultry demand in Jamaica continues to grow.
Caribbean Cement will benefit from lower operating cost, increased sales and a planned cut in financing of the lease which is said will cut hundreds of millions of dollars out of it cost that could come close to $2 per share per annum.
Palace Amusement Company, currently enjoying sell out cinemas with block busters hit is one of those unusual choices. It enjoys minimal trading but it could surprise on the upside if all goes well. Growth in the economy and increased employment will help to boost patronage going forward and will aid in profit growth as well.
JMMB Group put out outstanding Q3 results with a 39 percent increase in profit and strong gains in revenues, auguring well for 2019 outcome.

JMMB Group Q3 profit jumped 39% in 2018

The growth potential remains strong and investors in the stock will reap rich rewards down the road. Just one stock that requires patience. By the way Fees and commission income jumped an impressive 71 percent to $512 million in the quarter and 53 percent in the nine months, over the similar period in 2016 and should continue to do so going forward.
Radio Jamaica continues to disappoint with below expected revenues and profit. It could return to favour but needs to generate more income from advertising. This is one to accumulate for a payoff down the road.
The other three stocks, Sterling Investments, Grace Kennedy and Sagicor Group are undervalued and could deliver some decent returns to patient investors.
Below the TOP 10 are strong candidates to deliver decent returns this year and beyond, the list includes NCB Financial that is on a strong growth trajectory and recently listed Wisynco Group that should generate earnings around $1.10 for the 2019 fiscal year that starts in July.

Trinidad stock market remains steady – Monday

Prices of only 4 stocks changed at the close of trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Monday, with trading in 16 securities against 18 on Friday. 2 stocks advanced, 2 declined and 12 remained unchanged on a day of modest trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Friday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers, an indication of a greater level of stability in the market.
Trading ended with 74,204 shares with a value of $1,358,010, compared to 213,988 shares with a value of $4,302,172, changing hands.
At close the Composite Index gained 0.21 points on Monday to 1,269.64, the All T&T Index rose 0.09 points to 1,701.97 while Cross Listed Index added 0.07 points to close at 113.12.
Gains|Trinidad & Tobago NGL rose 2 cents and finished at $27.02, with 1,175 units and Unilever Caribbean closed with a gain of 1 cent at $29.01, trading 20,210 shares.
Losses| National Flour closed with a loss of 4 cents and completed trading at $1.90, with 250 shares and Republic Financial Holdings shed 1 cent and finish at $101.51, with 3,281 stock units changing hands.
Firm Trades| Clico Investments concluded trading at $20, with 3,843 units, First Caribbean International Bank ended at $9.30, trading 1,500 shares,  First Citizens finished at $32.10, with 175 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy closed at $3.40, with 18,000 units trading, JMMB Group finished at $1.80, with 4,922 stock units changing hands. Massy Holdings ended at $47, with 1,000 stock units trading, National Enterprises finished at $9.65, with 500 units, NCB Financial Group closed at $6.60, trading 5,000 shares, Point Lisas ended at $3.81, with 3,386 units. Prestige Holdings finished at $10, trading 4,645 shares, Sagicor Financial concluded trading at $7.82, with 5,453 units and Scotiabank completed trading at $61.71, with 864 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Moderate JSE main market trading

Main Market activity of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market ended on Friday with 3,008,815 shares changing hands valued at a mere $31,052,068 as 26 securities traded ending with 9 securities rising, 8 falling, 6 trading firm.
Trading led to declines in the market indices, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropping 794.62 points to 316,131.77 and the JSE Index declining by 723.99 points to 288,031.79.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments ended with a loss of 45 cents at $8, with 937 stock units, Berger Paints closed at $17.99, with 12,166 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading with a loss of 2 cents at $1.36, with 43,535 units, Carreras finished with a loss of 44 cents at $10.51, with 42,730 shares, Caribbean Cement settled 18 cents higher at $30.68, with 9,500 shares. Ciboney Group closed at 32 cents with 159,414 shares traded, Grace Kennedy ended trading $1 higher at $44, with 61,564 shares, Jamaica Broilers traded 5 cents higher at $18.10, with 7,050 stock units, Jamaica Producers finished trading with a loss of 1.97 cents at $15.50, with 186,991 units, JMMB Group ended at $25, with 18,977 shares. Kingston Properties concluded trading 65 cents higher at $6.65, with 7,265 shares, Kingston Wharves finished $1 higher at $42, with 1,500 stock units, Mayberry Investments settled with a loss of 6 cents at $5.99, with 1,500 units, NCB Financial Group ended trading 20 cents higher at $100, with 51,424 shares. PanJam Investment closed 95 cents higher at $41, with 37,796 stock units, Radio Jamaica finished 12 cents higher at $1.12, with 1,621,266 shares, Sagicor Group settled 40 cents higher at $36, with 11,923 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled at $14.90, with 56,392 shares, Scotia Group traded at $50.55, with 106,638 units. Seprod finished trading with a loss of 59 cents at $29.01, leading to 156,774 shares changing hands, Sterling Investments closed with a rise of 31 cents at $9.31, with 13,427 shares, Supreme Ventures ended at $12, with 10,983 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $4.10, after 127,537 stock units were exchanged while Wisynco Group finished at $10.69, with 304,203 units. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.25% traded 100 stock units at $2.49, and Jamaica Money Market 7.5% finished trading at $1.95, with 10,706 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE main market indices fall – Friday.”

Trinidad stock market steady – Friday

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Prices were mostly steady at the close of trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange with on Friday with trading in 18 securities against 16 on Thursday, with 1 stock advancing, 2 declining and 15 remaining unchanged resulting in modest change in the market indices.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Thursday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers, an indication of a greater level of stability in the market.
Trading ended with 213,988 shares with a value of $4,302,172, compared to 156,311 shares with a value of $5,255,361, changing hands.
At close the Composite Index shed 0.75 points on Friday to 1,269.43, the All T&T Index fell 0.92 points to 1,701.06 while Cross Listed Index declined 0.08 points to close at 113.05.
Gains|Unilever Caribbean increased 1 cent to finished at $29, trading 17,247 shares.
Losses| Massy Holdings traded with a loss of 30 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $47, with 39,420 stock units changing hands and Sagicor Financial closed with a loss of 1 cent to end at $7.82, with 21,500 units.
Firm Traded| Ansa Mcal finished at $60, with 300 units, Ansa Merchant completed at $40, trading 1,000 shares, Clico Investments end with $20, with 24,410 units, First Citizens completed at $32.10, trading 1,722 shares, Grace Kennedy concluded trading at $3.40, with 35,000 units. LJ Williams B share closed at 75 cents, trading 3,300 units, National Enterprises completed trading at $9.65, with 9,937 stock units, NCB Financial Group concluded trading at $6.60, trading 20,022 shares, One Caribbean Media end with $12.50, with 6,100 stock units changing hands. Prestige Holdings completed at $10, trading 8,401 shares, Republic Financial Holdings concluded trading at $101.52, with 3,189 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank finish at $61.71, with 163 stock units changing hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL concluded trading at $27, with 7,290 units, Trinidad Cement end at $3.50, trading 13,964 shares and West Indian Tobacco ended at $88.50, with 1,023 stock units changing hands.

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

Subdued trading sinks JSE index – Thursday

Market activity closed on The Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday with 28 securities changing hands, as the prices 11 rose 11 declined and 6 traded unchanged as 3,856,461 shares valued at a mere $40,581,082 changed hands.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,047.87 points to 316,926.39 and the JSE Index declined by 954.73 points to 288,755.78.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments ended at $8.45, with 750 stock units, Berger Paints closed with a loss of 1 cent at $17.99, with 350 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading 5 cents higher at $1.38, with 107,631 units, Carreras finished at $10.95, with 200,655 shares, Caribbean Cement settled 48 cents higher at $30.50, with 11,062 shares. Ciboney Group ended trading with a loss of 8 cents at $0.31, with 482,108 shares, Grace Kennedy traded at $43, with 493 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading with a loss of 15 cents at $18.05, with 500 units, Jamaica Producers closed $1.87 higher at $17.47, with 34,606 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended 49 cents higher at $6.99, with 279,870 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading 48 cents higher at $25, with 207,833 shares, Kingston Properties finished at $6, with 2,500 stock units, Kingston Wharves settled with a loss of 1.60 cents at $41, with 1,761 units. Mayberry Investments ended trading 90 cents higher at $6.05, with 125,353 shares, NCB Financial Group traded 80 cents higher at $99.80, with 23,974 shares, 138 Student Living ended with a loss of 15 cents at $6, with 350 shares, PanJam Investment ended with a loss of 1.80 cents at $40.05, with 3,326 units, Pulse Investments finished at $1.80, with 2,985 shares. Radio Jamaica settled with a loss of 5 cents at $1, with 745,339 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading 10 cents higher at $35.60, with 336,636 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading 5 cents higher at $14.90, with 62,225 shares. Salada Foods traded with a loss of 56 cents at $9.95, with 1,000 units, Scotia Group finished trading with a loss of 1.45 cents at $50.55, with 36,870 shares. Seprod closed at $29.60, with 1,200 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading 1 cent higher at $12, Victoria Mutual Investments with 57,209 stock units, finished 5 cents higher at $4.20, with 177,360 units, Wisynco Group settled with a loss of 6 cents at $10.69, with 905,215 shares and in the main market preference segment, JMMB Group closed with a loss of 1 cent at $1.02, with 47,300 shares, changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE in big rise again – Thursday.”

Trinidad stock market firming up

Prices are firming up on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange with the IC bid-offer Indicator showing stocks being sold currently below the last traded prices have declined sharply from where there were late last year and in January of around 8 offers.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, on Thursday, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers, an indication of a greater level of stability in the market.
Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with trading in 16 securities against 18 on Wednesday, with 3 stocks advancing, 3 declining and 10 remaining unchanged.
Trading ended with 156,311 shares with a value of $5,255,361, compared to 107,817 shares with a value of $2,343,695, changing hands.
At close the Composite Index gained 01.55 points on Thursday to 1,270.18, the All T&T Index shed 0.11 points to 1,701.98 while Cross Listed Index rose 0.44 points to close at 113.13.
Gains| Republic Financial Holdings increased 2 cents and concluded trading at $101.52, with 34,343 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank rose 8 cents and finished at $61.71, with 2,668 stock units and Unilever Caribbean closed with a gain of 9 cents and finished at $28.99, trading 50 shares changing hands.
Losses| LJ Williams B share fell 1 cent and ended at 75 cent, trading 31,600 units, Massy Holdings shed 19 cents and finished at $47.30, with 4,712 stock units changing hands and Sagicor Financial lost 5 cents and ended at $7.83, with 1,000 units trading.
Firm Traded| Ansa Mcal finished at $60, with 9,873 units, Clico Investments end with $20, with 18,550 units, First Citizens completed at $32.10, trading 347 shares, Grace Kennedy concluded trading at $3.40, with 17,035 units, JMMB Group completed at $1.80, with 6,138 stock units changing hands.. NCB Financial Group concluded trading at $6.60, trading 21,495 shares, One Caribbean Media end with $12.50, with 300 stock units changing hands., Prestige Holdings completed at $10, trading 200 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL concluded trading at $27, with 5,500 units and Trinidad Cement ended at $3.50, trading 2,500 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Trinidad stocks trade after Carnival

Trading resumed on the TTSE on Wednesday after braking for the Carnival celebration.

Market activity resumed on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday after closing for the Carnival celebration break, with trading in 18 securities, compared to 19 on Friday.
The market ended with, with 3 stocks advancing, 4 declining and 11 remaining unchanged leading to declines in all three market indices.
At close the Composite Index gained 0.14 points on Wednesday to 1,268.63, the All T&T Index rose 0.25 points to 1,702.09 while Cross Listed Index remained unchanged at 112.69.
Market activity ended with 107,817 shares with a value of $2,343,695, traded, compared to 211,761 shares with a value of $2,131,516 on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Gains| Agostini’s concluded trading with a gain of 10 cents to aa a 52 weeks ‘ high of $20.86, with 3,330 shares changing hands, NCB Financial Group gained 10 cents and finished at $6.60, trading 3,000 shares and Scotiabank advanced by 12 to end at $61.63, with 500 stock units changing hands.
Losses| National Enterprises lost 2 cents and concluded trading at a 52 weeks’ low of $9.65, with 250 units, LJ Williams B share closed with a fall of 1 cent at 76 cents, trading 35,000 shares, Sagicor Financial closing at $7.88 after slipping by 1 cent, with 27,774 units and Unilever Caribbean losing 9 cents to finish at $28.90, trading 50 shares.
Firm Traded| Angostura Holdings ended trading at $15.67, with 20,094 stock units changing hands, and Clico Investments concluded trading at $20 with 15,160 units, First Citizens concluded trading at $32.10, trading with 1,861 shares. Grace Kennedy ended trading at $3.40, with 46,868 units. Guardian Holdings to finish at $17 trading 100 shares. JMMB Group fell 5 cents to $1.80 with 19,348 stock units changing hands. Massy Holdings concluded trading at $47.49, with 2,866 stock units changing hands, One Caribbean Media closed trading at $12.50, with 12,918 stock units changing hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL concluded trading at $27 with 19,606 units, Trinidad Cement finished trading 2,454 shares at $3.50 and West Indian Tobacco closed at $88.50 with 582 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Kingston Wharves jumps $5.55 to new high

Kingston Wharves jumped $5.55 to a record close on Tuesday.

Kingston Wharves closed at a new record high at the close of trading on Tuesday the Jamaica Stock Exchange with the price jumping sharply by $5.55 to $42.60, with 7,763 shares changing hands, the move helped the main market indices to close by more than 1,300 points at the close.
Market activity closed with 29 securities changing hands, as the prices 8 rose 13 declined and 8 traded unchanged. The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged 1,439.19 points to 317,974.26 and the JSE Index jumped 1,311.26 points to 289,710.51. This was the second consecutive day with strong gains in the indices.
The number of securities trading on the main market of rose on Tuesday but the value of shares traded dropped to low levels, leading to 5,490,162 shares valued at just $27,746,053 changing hands.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments ended 94 cents higher at $8.45, with 250 stock units, Berger Paints closed with a loss of 1 cent at $18, with 39,984 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading with a loss of 3 cents at $1.33, with 854 units, Carreras finished at $10.95, with 320,871 shares, Caribbean Cement settled 1 cent higher at $30.02, with 4,701 shares. Ciboney Group ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at 39 cents, with 970,762 shares, Grace Kennedy traded 40 cents higher at $43, with 3,269 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading 20 cents higher at $18.20, with 6,457 units, Jamaica Producers closed 10 cents higher at $15.60, with 41,029 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $6.50, with 45,523 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading with a loss of 48 cents at $24.52, with 28,228 stock units, Mayberry Investments ended trading 5 cents higher at $5.15, with 1,950 shares. NCB Financial Group traded with a loss of 95 cents at $99, with 25,065 units, 1834 Investments finished trading at $1.20, with 2,314,148 shares, PanJam Investment ended $1.85 higher at $41.85, with 3,000 units, Pulse Investments finished at $1.80, with 6,387 shares. Radio Jamaica settled at $1.05, with 523,807 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading with a loss of 50 cents at $35.50, with 31,921 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at $14.85, with 17,600 shares. Salada Foods traded with a loss of $1.49 at $10.51, with 200 units, Scotia Group finished trading with a loss of $1 at $52, with 71,580 shares. Seprod closed with a loss of 40 cents at $29.60, with 195 shares, Sterling Investments ended at $9, with 4,750 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $11.99, with 5,795 stock units, Victoria Mutual Investments finished trading at $4.15, with 160,956 units. Wisynco Group settled at $10.75, with 802,550 shares and in the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.5% lost 1 cent to close at $1.03 with 567 shares and Proven Investments settled with a loss of 85 cents at $5.05, with 50,000 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE in big rise again – Tuesday.”

JSE majors jump – Monday

Scotia Group price jumped by $3 on Monday.

Sharp price changes on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange results in a rise in the market on Monday, leading to strong gains in the market indices as 7,713,887 shares valued at $88,768,495 changed hands.
Market activity closed with 25 securities changing hands, as the prices 9 rose 8 declined and 8 traded unchanged, as the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged 1,933.56 points to 316,535.07 and the JSE Index jumped 1,761.69 points to 288,399.25.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints closed at $18.01, with 12,000 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading 1 cent higher at $1.36, with 129,445 units, Carreras finished with a loss of 5 cents at $10.95, with 612,057 shares, Caribbean Cement settled with a loss of 3.04 cents at $30.01, with 176,750 shares, Ciboney Group ended trading at 40 cents, with 385,564 shares. Grace Kennedy traded with a loss of 5 cents at $42.60, with 120,827 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $18, with 709,823 units, Jamaica Producers closed at $15.50, with 11,000 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading at $25, with 10,942 shares. Mayberry Investments ended trading 29 cents higher at $5.10, with 4,963 shares, NCB Financial Group traded $99.95 higher at $99.95, with 120,086 shares, 1834 Investments finished trading with a loss of 3 cents at $1.20, with 1,010,000 shares, PanJam Investment ended with a loss of 1.85 cents at $40, with 100 units. Portland JSX concluded trading 50 cents higher at $10, with 1,500 shares, Pulse Investments finished at $1.80, with 919,864 shares, Radio Jamaica settled at $1.05, with 8,710 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading $1 higher at $36, with 52,052 stock units. Scotia Group finished trading $3 higher at $53, with 440,646 shares, Seprod closed 20 cents higher at $30, with 8,668 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading 1 cent higher at $12, with 207,425 stock units, Victoria Mutual Investments finished with a loss of 18 cents at $4.15, with 578,368 units. Wisynco Group settled 15 cents higher at $10.75, with 339,550 shares and Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading with a loss of 14 cents at $14.86, with 75,555 shares. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market traded at $1.95, with 490,528 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “Cement drops $3.04 Scotia up $3 – Monday.

12 stocks rose 12 fell in JSE trading – Friday

The prices of 12 stocks securities trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose on Friday leading to strong gains in the market indices, with 7,713,887 shares valued at $88,768,495 changing hands at the close.
Market activity closed with 27 securities changing hands, as the prices 12 declined and 3 traded unchanged, as the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined 1,081.34 points to 314,601.51 and the JSE Index lost 985.23 points to 286,637.56.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints closed 1 cent higher at $18.01, with 41,028 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading 3 cents higher at $1.35, with 41,397 units, Carreras finished 10 cents higher at $11, with 233,446 shares, Caribbean Cement fell of 95 cents t0 $33.05, with 24,235 shares, Ciboney Group ended trading at $0.40, with 364,871 shares. Grace Kennedy traded with a loss of 35 cents at $42.65, with 9,176 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading $1 higher at $19, with 196,391 units, Jamaica Producers declined by $2.50 at $15.50, with 15,000 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 1 cent to $6.50, with 204,800 shares. JMMB Group concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $25, with 6,005 shares, Kingston Wharves settled 55 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $37.05, with 9,600 units, Mayberry Investments ended trading with a loss of $1.08 at $4.81, with 220,225 shares, NCB Financial Group declined by 45 cents and ended at $99.55, with 1,249,021 shares trading, 1834 Investments traded with a loss of 16 cents at $1.23, with 3,850 shares. PanJam Investment closed $2.35 higher at $41.85, with 2,070 stock units, Pulse Investments concluded trading at $1.80, with 17,900 shares, Radio Jamaica finished with a loss of 1 cent at $1.05, with 550,640 shares, Sagicor Group settled at $35, with 33,150 shares. Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled 35 cents higher at $15, with 22,618 shares, Salada Foods ended trading 80 cents higher at $12, with 300 stock units, Scotia Group traded with a loss of $1 at $50, with 330,717 units, Seprod finished trading with a loss of 20 cents at $29.80, with 14,946 shares, Sterling Investments closed with a loss of 10 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $9, with 131,823 shares. Supreme Ventures ended 29 cents higher at $11.99, with 30,479 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading with a loss of 7 cents at $4.33, with 221,578 stock units and Wisynco Group finished 15 cents higher at $10.60, with 741,658 units. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% traded 5 cents higher at $1.95, with 1,260,698 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE main market falls on Friday.”