4 advancing 1 declining but TTSE weakens

Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange closed the week with 10 securities changing hands of which 4 advanced, only 1 declined and 5 traded firm with a total of 113,898 units, valued at $1,646,886.
TTSE 23-1-15At the close of the market, the Composite Index lost 0.39 points to close at 1,151.25, the All T&T Index fell by just 0.92 points to close at 1,984.88 and the Cross Listed Index increased by a mere 0.02 points to end at 41.59.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, Grace Kennedy closing with a 1 cent gain to $3.67 as 327 units changed hands, Guardian Holdings with 1,000 shares traded at $13.27 to close with a 1 cent gain. Sagicor Financial Corporation closed with 11,026 shares changing hands and increasing 1 cent to end at $5.50 and Scotiabank that traded shares 2,177 valued at to close with a gain of 1 cent to end at $61.01.
Declines| The only stock declining at the end of trading is, Ansa Merchant Bank added 2,646 shares valued at $102,929 falling 56 cents to close at $38.90.
Firm Trades| Stocks trading with prices unchanged at the close of the market are, Angostura Holdings contributing 750 shares, the price closed unchanged at $15.50. ANSA McAL with a volume of 5,000 shares traded for $332,600, to close at $66.52, Clico Investment Fund trading 22,650 shares valued at $531,143 to end at $23, One Caribbean Media with 2,328 shares ended at $23.95 and West Indian Tobacco contributed 2,694 shares with a value of $328,668 to close at $122.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator is showing only 3 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower, continuing a negative bias in the market.

5 stocks fell on Thursday on TTSE

WITCO closed at a new 52 weeks' high of $122 on Thursday

WITCO closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $122 on Thursday

Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with 12 securities changing hands of which 3 advanced, 5 declined and 4 traded firm, with a total of 175,591 units, valued at $2,950,917.
At the close of the market, the Composite Index lost 0.93 points to close at 1,151.64, the All T&T Index fell 1.85 points to close at 1,985.80 and the Cross Listed Index remained at 41.57.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, Guardian Media with 63,036 shares trading for $1,245,591, gaining 1 cent, to end at $19.75. Prestige Holdings trading 1,000 shares and gained 1 cent to close at $9.61 and West Indian Tobacco added 4,780 shares valued at $583,160 while gaining 57 cents, to end at $122, a new 52 weeks’ high.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are, Clico Investment Fund traded 16,275 shares valued at $381,991 and declined by 4 cents to $23.45. First Citizens Bank traded 1,318 shares and lost 1 cents to close at $36.49, conversely, Massy Holdings traded 75 shares and lost 6 cents at $67.97, National Enterprises with 1,000 shares traded at $17.34, closed with 3 cents decline and Republic Bank suffered a loss, of 68 cents to close at $118.90 while trading 2,160 units.
TTSE 22-1-15fn Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, ANSA McAL contributing 5,336 shares with a value of $354,951, to close at $66.52. Firstcaribbean International Bank exchanged 1,000 shares at $5.02 each, Guardian Holdings traded 345 shares to end at $13.26. Jamaica Money Market Brokers ended with 78,766 shares changing hands, to close at 43 cents, followed by.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower.

Falling stocks have upper hand again

Thursday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of only 5 stocks rising and 9 declining as 25 securities changed hands, ending in 2,661,715 units trading, valued at $5,515,538, in all market segments.
JSE 22-1-15Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 502.11 points to 76,652.60, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 561.39 points to close at 84,419.47 and the JSE combined index declined by 532.87 points to close at 78,583.98.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 2 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras finishing with 5,452 shares, while gaining 6 cents to reach $37.21. National Commercial Bank traded 17,679 shares with the price gaining 48 cents to end at $19.50 and Grace Kennedy ended with only 1,000 units, the price rise to 95 cents to $63.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Berger Paints ending with 35,207 shares trading to close at $1.55. Cable & Wireless finished with 929,431 shares changing hands to close at 50 cents, Desnoes & Geddes finished with 200 units trading at $4.80, Gleaner ended with 7,017 shares changing hands at 85 cents and Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 10,100 shares at $6.95.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing with 10,749 units trading, the price slipped 2 cents to $2.30. Jamaica Broilers finished traded 135,621 shares lower by 3 cents, to $4, Kingston Wharves closed with 523 shares changing hands to close lower by 4 cents at $5.60, Pan Jamaican Investment ended trading with 3,330 units, the price fell 90 cents, to $52.10. Sagicor Group finished with 18,730 units trading as the price declined by 10 cents to $10.20 and Scotia Group closed with 21,116 units trading 45 cents lower at $20.50.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share had 1,373,086 units changing hands to close at $2 and the junior listing, Eppley 9.5% preference share closed with 3,988 units trading at $6.

First in 2014 declining stocks on top at JSE

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Scotia Group gained  75 cents to $20.95

Scotia Group gained 75 cents to $20.95

In Wednesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the advance decline ratio turned negative for the first time since the start of this year, resulting in the prices of 6 stocks rising and 10 declining as 24 securities changed hands, ending in 1,372,251 units trading valued at $11,197,571, in all market segments.
strong> Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 640.21 points to 77,154.71, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 715.79 points to close at 84,980.86 and the JSE combined index gained 663.14 points to close at 79,116.85.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Hardware & Lumber ending with 3,000 units with the price rising 14 cents to $7.65. Jamaica Money Market Brokers closed with 13,396 shares changing hands 5 cents higher at $6.55, National Commercial Bank ended with 24,312 shares trading with a gain of 2 cents to $19.02, Sagicor Group swapped 2,900 shares with the price increasing by 10 cents to $10.30 and Scotia Group closed with 83,608 units changing hands 75 cents higher to $20.95.
JSE sum 21-1-15 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless in exchanging 271,167 units ended at 50 cents. Kingston Wharves finished with 29,708 units trading to end at $6, Mayberry Investments closed at $2 with 15,772 units traded, Pan Jamaican Investment traded 1,040 units at $53 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed with 1,370 units trading at $6.95.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing with 31,686 units trading as the price slipped 18 cents to $2.32. Desnoes & Geddes contributed 26,049 shares in trading lower by 5 cents to $4.80, Gleaner closed with 103 shares changing hands lower by 5 cents to 85 cents, Grace Kennedy concluded trading with 1,010 units, the price slipped 95 cents to $62.05, Jamaica Broilers finished with 14,950 units trading as the price declined by 8 cents to $4.02. Proven Investments ended with 235,450 shares trading lower by 0.39 cents to 20.61 US cents, Salada Foods in concluding transaction in 200,000 units closed with the price falling 11 cents to $10.39, Scotia Investments traded 3,674 units with the price declining 49 cents to $22.51 and Seprod closed with 1,711 shares trading lower by 50 cents to $12.50.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share had 17,216 units changing hands at $3 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 15,000 units at $2.

More stocks rise than fall on JSE

Tuesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 5 stocks rising and 3 declining as 24 securities changed hands, ending in 1,476,405 units trading, valued at $13,434,336, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell 185.93 points to 76,514.50, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index declined 207.87 points to close at 84,265.07 and the JSE combined index declined by 180.94 points to close at 78,453.71.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.
JSE sum 20-1-15 Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes ending with 130,300 shares trading, with a gain of 5 cents to $4.85. Jamaica Broilers closed with 10,368 units changing hands to close 10 cents up to $4.10, Mayberry Investments ending with 8,800 shares with the price gaining 2 cents to $2 and Proven Investments finished with 379,550 shares changing hands to close 0.05 cents to 21 US cents, a new 52 weeks’ high.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Barita Investments ended with 2,350 units trading at $2.25, Cable & Wireless closed with 36,903 shares trading at 50 cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers ending with 106,535 ordinary shares changing hands at $6.50. Kingston Wharves finishing with 693 shares changing hands at $6, National Commercial Bank closed with 15,655 units traded at $19. Pan Jamaican Investment finished with 4,493 units at $53, Radio Jamaica ended with 56,739 shares trading at $1.30, Sagicor Group closed with 43,610 units trading at $10.20, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finishing with 20,000 shares changing hands at $6.95 and Scotia Investments traded 1,580 shares changing hands to close at $23.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Berger Paints finished with 2,512 units trading, the price slipped 15 cents to $1.55, Scotia Group ended trading with 11,262 shares changing hands to close lower by 306 cents to $20.20.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 14,000 shares changing hands to close at $3, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 100,000 units trading at $2 and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded finished with 20,500 units trading at $5.

Declining stocks still can’t get upper hand

Bull2_150X150With more than 2 trading weeks gone in January, the number of declining stocks have still not exceeded those advancing on any date so far on the Jamaica Stock Exchange. Monday’s trading activity, resulted in the prices of 7 stocks rising and 7 declining as 24 securities changed hands, ending in only 1,372,251 units traded, valued at a mere $9,697,061, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 126.58 points to 76,700.43, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 141.51 points to close at 84,472.94 and the JSE combined index advanced by 152.16 points to close at 78,634.65.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless ending with 202,960 units changing hands to close with a gain of 2 cents at 50 cents. Pan Jamaican Investment ended with 3,607 units changing hands to close at 98 cents up to $53, Sagicor Group ending with 390 units with the price rising 20 cents $10.20 and Scotia Group ended trading with 28,908 shares changing hands to close 50 cents higher to $20.50.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded price are, Grace Kennedy closing with 42,250 units at $63. Jamaica Stock Exchange finishing with 8,000 stock units trading at $2, Kingston Wharves ending with 1,582 shares at $6, Radio Jamaica trading 1,386 units at $1.30 and Supreme Ventures with 10,956 shares changing hands to close at $2.
JSE sum 19-1-15 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes finishing with 500 shares trading lower by 5 cents to $4.80, Jamaica Money Market Brokers closed with 255,465 ordinary shares changing hands to end lower by 15 cents at $6.50, Jamaica Producers ended trading with 445 units, the stock price slipped $1.30 to $15.70, Mayberry Investments finished with 1,020 units trading, the price declined by 2 cents to $1.98, National Commercial Bank closed with 30,713 units trading as the price fell 50 cents to $19 and Scotia Investments ended with 1,000 shares trading lower by 1 cent at $23.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 17,000 units at $3.

Four up 3 down but TTSE softening

Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange ended with 14 securities changing hands of which 4 advanced, 3 declined and 7 traded firm with a total of 327,664 units, valued at $1,721,615. There were 2 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ high and 2 at 52 weeks’ low at the close.
TTSE 19-1-15At the close of the market, the Composite Index lost 0.40 points to close at 1,151.09, the All T&T Index fell by just 1.14 points to close at 1,985.29 and the Cross Listed Index increased by a mere 0.04 points to end at 41.49.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, National Commercial Bank with 100,200 shares traded valued at $117,231, closed with the gain of a cent at $1.17. Scotiabank closed with 821 shares traded, 1 cent higher at $62.01, Unilever Caribbean with 400 shares trading, gained 1 cent to close at $65.01, a new 52 weeks’ high and West Indian Tobacco increased 5 cents to $121.42 while trading 1,200 shares to hit a new 52 weeks’ high.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are, National Enterprises trading 250 shares closed with a loss of 2 cents at $17.37, a new 52 weeks’ low. Sagicor Financial Corporation traded 5,750 shares and closed with a loss of 3 cents at $5.49 for a new 52 weeks’ low and Trinidad Cement contributed 50,000 shares with a value of $115,000 to close at $2.30, down 20 cents.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, ANSA Mcal trading 688 shares at $66.52. Berger Paints Trinidad closed with 300 shares trading at $3.65, Clico Investment Fund traded 8,520 shares valued at $200,215 and closed at $23.50, while First Citizens Bank added 24,920 shares valued at $909,579 to close at $36.50. Grace Kennedy ended trading with 288 units at $3.66, Guardian Holdings traded 1,200 units and closed at $13.26 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers closed with 133,127 shares changing hands at 43 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 3 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

JPS share jumps $119

JPSIn Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the price of Jamaica Public Services 9.5% Preference shares jumped by $118.90 to end at $1,125 for a new all-time high as investors traded the stock for $236,250,000. Activity in the overall market resulted in the prices of 10 stocks rising and 3 declining as 26 securities changed hands, ending in 2,749,084 units trading, valued at $241,908,563, in all market segments.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell 205.19 points to 76,128.35, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index lost 229.40 points to close at 83,833.34 and the JSE combined index declined by 181.96 points to close at 78,141.73.
Gains| Stocks gaining at their last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras ending with 500 units, the price rose 2 cents to $37.03. Jamaica Broilers ended with 70,537 units changing hands to close with a gain of 3 cents at $4.02, Jamaica Money Market Brokers finishing with 68,763 shares changing hands, to close with a gain of 5 cents, to $6.55. Jamaica Stock Exchange finished with 30,000 shares changing hands, 10 cents higher at $2, National Commercial Bank ended with 8,405 shares trading to gain 20 cents at $19. Sagicor Group finished trading with 27,006 units changing hands to close with a gain of 4 cents at $9.95 and Supreme Ventures finished trading with 4,000 shares with the price rising 3 cents to $1.80
JSE sum 12-1-15 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded price are, Cable & Wireless closing with 202,323 units trading at 48 cents. Caribbean Cement ended with 45,596 units trading at $2.50, Kingston Wharves closed with 4,747 shares at $6, Radio Jamaica closed with 4,400 units at $1.30, Scotia Group finished with 33,854 units trading at $20.10 and Scotia Investments ended with 9,002 shares trading at $23.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Grace Kennedy closing with 3,896 units trading as the price slipped $1 to $62, Mayberry Investments finished with 400,500 shares trading lower by 5 cents to $1.95 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended with 2,000 shares changing hands to close lower 15 cents lower at $7.05.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share had 309,000 shares changing hands at $2 and Jamaica Public Service Co 9.5% preference share ended with 210,000 units changing hands to close with a gain of $118.90 at $1,125, the move has reduced the yield to 8.44 percent fr0m 9.5 percent, the coupon rate.

Financial stocks pull JSE down

NCB stock fell back to $18.80 from the $19.99 it was pushed to on Thursday

NCB stock fell back to $18.80 from the $19.99 it was pushed to on Thursday

Friday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange saw decline in the prices of Jamaica Money Market Brokers, National Commercial Bank and Scotia Group pulling the main market indices down more than 700 points. On Thursday National Commercial Bank closed at a new 52 weeks high at $19.99, leaving a big gap between buyers and sellers, hence the fall on Friday.
Investors participated in a small number of securities on Friday, resulting in the prices of 6 rising and 6 declining as 17 securities changed hands and ended with 2,404,440 units, valued at $12,847,928 traded, in all market segments. At the close there was demand for more with bids failing to attract sellers at the closing bid prices.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close of the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 702.66 points to 76,333.54, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 785.62 points to close at 84,062.74 and the JSE combined index declined by 667.53 points to close at 78,323.69.
JMMB stock closed down to $6.50 on Friday but JSE had the price falling 54 cents in computing the index.

JMMB stock closed down to $6.50 on Friday but JSE had the price falling 54 cents in computing the index.

Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless closing with 236,428 shares changing hands, 2 cents higher at 48 cents, Grace Kennedy ending with 3,383 units, with the price rising $1.50 to end at $63. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading with 795,000 units changing hands and gained 30 cents to $1.90, Margaritaville finished with 46,000 shares changing hands to close with a gain of 0.05 cents to 10.5 US cents and Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended with 10,000 units trading, to close with a 15 cents gain at $7.20.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Scotia Group which ended with 147,987 units trading to close at $20.10, Desnoes & Geddes closing with 325,000 shares trading to close at $4.90 and Scotia Investments ended with 15,000 shares changing hands at $23.
JSE 9-1-15f Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Broilers closing with 102,265 units trading as the price slipped 5 cents to $4, Jamaica Money Market Brokers finished with 514,668 shares trading lower by 1 cent to $6.50, National Commercial Bank closed with 7,200 shares changing hands to close lower by $1.19 at $18.80 and Pan Jamaican Investment finishing with 6,750 units, the price slipped $3.99 to $52.01.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference shares traded 27,000 units at $3 and Jamaica Public Service 9.5% preference shares traded 941 units at $1,006.10.

NCB at new high as 10 stocks rise

NCB Nkgn -2014In Thursday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, National Commercial Bank jumped to a new 52 weeks’ high of $19.99 at the close of trading, as interest continues to build in Jamaican stocks. At the close, the prices of 10 stocks rose and 6 declined, the fifth consecutive day that the number of declining stocks, were not leading. Overall 27 securities changed hands, ending in 3,023,823 units trading, valued at $21,907,847, in all market segments.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 234.58 points to 77,036.20, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 262.28 points to close at 84,848.36 and the JSE combined index gained 232.26 declined by points to close at 78,991.22.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras with 4,700 shares, gains 1 cent, to end at $37.01. Gleaner closed with 9,000 units changing hands and put on 5 cents at 90 cents, Mayberry Investments closed 10 cents higher in trading with 46,200 shares at $2, National Commercial Bank finished trading with 497,424 units changing hands to close 99 cents higher at $19.99, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading with 63,368 shares with the price rising 3 cents to $7.05 and Supreme Ventures traded 7,000 units with the price rising 1 cent to $1.77.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Caribbean Cement closing with 211,147 units trading at $2.50, Desnoes & Geddes finished with 10,000 shares trading at $4.90, Grace Kennedy ended with 9,100 units trading at $61.50. Jamaica Producers in trading 242 shares closed at $17.50, Kingston Wharves closed with 24,500 units changing hands at $6. Pan Jamaican Investment ended with 2,000 shares changing hands at $56, Proven Investments closed with 255,631 shares trading at 20.5US cents. Radio Jamaica finished with 6,645 units trading to end at $1.30, Scotia Group ended with 29,528 units trading at $20.50 and Scotia Investments closed trading with 1,000 units at $23.
JSE 8-1-15f Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless ending with 83,941 units trading, the price slipped 2 cents to 46 cents. Jamaica Broilers finishing with 17,948 units as the price slipped 5 cents to $4.05, Jamaica Money Market Brokers finished with 68,640 ordinary shares trading lower by 60 cents, to $6.51. Sagicor Group ended with 12,100 shares trading lower by 12 cents to $9.91 and Seprod closing with 13,574 units trading as the price slipped 70 cents to $13.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share closed with 591,969 units changing hands at $2.