Jamaica Producers trades 5m shares

JPG traded 5 million shares but the price dropped $1.50

JPG traded 5 million shares but the price dropped $1.50

Jamaica Producers, Sagicor Group and National Commercial Bank dominated trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday with a combined total of 8.45 million shares. Elsewhere, activity on the Exchange, resulted in the prices of 5 stocks rising, 7 declining as 18 securities changed hands, ending in 9,746,193 units trading, valued at $155,262,211, in all market segments.
Main Market| At the close the JSE Market Index gained 717.53 points to 85,620.15, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose index 802.23 points to close at 94,445.60 and the JSE combined index gained 674.14 points to close at 87,355.58.
JSE sum 10-4-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with offers that were lower.
Jamaica Producers traded 5,003,044 shares and lost $1.50 to end at $17 with 5 million units being bought by Stocks and Securities on behalf of clients, the selling broker was Proven Investments. Sagicor Group traded 2,288,352 shares, between $10.45 and $10.50 but closed at $10.50 for a small gain, National Commercial Bank had 1,167,359 units changing hands to close at $25.50. Carreras traded 101,583 units at $43 and suffered a lost $1.05, Scotia Group traded 244,951 shares, between $22 and $22.50 before settling at $22.05 for a loss of 45 cents andJSE qts 10-4-15
Proven Investments finished with 201,102 shares at 18 US cents.
Desnoes & Geddes traded just 1,700 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.55 by posting a 5 cents gain. Grace Kennedy traded 3,850 shares at $65 for new 52 weeks’ highs and Supreme Ventures with 20,435 traded as high as $2.95, a new intraday 52 weeks’ high but ended down, at the close at $2.31 after shedding 49 cents from Thursday’s last price and Barita Investments suffered a fall of 27 cents to $1.95 for a new 52 weeks low. Proven 8% preference share traded 13,260 units to close at $5.05 after dropping 45 cents.

Big TTSE day – 21 stocks trade

TTSE Building2_280x150 Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange on Wednesday was one of the days with the largest number securities being active with 21 securities changing hands. 5 stocks advanced, 4 declined and 12 traded firm, with a total of 1,239,809 units, valued at $3,303,501.
At the close of the market, the Composite Index lost 0.87 points to close at 1,154.57, the All T&T Index rose by just 0.33 points to close at 1,972.90 and the Cross Listed Index fell by a mere 0.28 points to end at 44.08.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, Clico Investment Fund trading 1,800 shares and advanced by 2 cents to end at $22.54, First Citizens Bank gained 8 cents to end the day at $35.46, National Flour Mills with a volume of 139,713 shares being traded for $216,325 closing 5 cents up at $1.55. Massy Holdings traded 266 shares to close with a gain of 4 cents at $63.05, Point Lisas Industrial Port traded 1,500 shares and closed with a gain of 6 cents to end at $3.59.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are, Agostini’s trading 500 shares to end 1 cent down, at $17.28, National Commercial Bank with 1,042,473 shares changing hands, for a value of $1,570,205, lost 5 cents in closing at $1.50. Republic Bank suffered a 4 cents loss to close at a new 52 weeks’ low of $117.79, after trading 6,000 shares with a value of $706,740 and Trinidad Cement with 4,928 shares traded to close with a 4 cents loss at $2.55.
TTSE -8-4-15 Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, ANSA McAL traded 200 shares to close at $66.91, Flavorite Foods contributed 100 shares at $4.80, Firstcaribbean International Bank ended with 2,270 units changing hands at $5. National Enterprises ended with 3,000 to close at $17.35. One Caribbean Media ended with 3,269 shares changing hands to close at $22.30, Sagicor Financial Corporation contributed 11,080 shares to end at $5.80, Scotiabank closed at $62.02 while trading 1,500 units, Scotia Investments added 10,550 shares at $1.55, Unilever Caribbean with 2,120 shares changing hands closed at $66.02 and West Indian Tobacco traded 43 units to close at $125.10
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had just 1 stock with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.

4 stocks up 3 down on TTSE

Unilever hits a new 52 weeks' high on TTSE on Tuesday

Unilever hits a new 52 weeks’ high on TTSE on Tuesday

Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with 15 securities changing hands of which 4 advanced, 3 declined and 8 traded firm, with a total of 160,108 units, valued at $3,898,926.
At the close of the market, the Composite Index advanced by 0.22 points to close at 1,155.44, the All T&T Index lost 0.39 points to close at 1,972.57 and the Cross Listed Index increased by a mere 0.12 points to end at 44.36.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, First Citizens Bank trading 312 shares to close with a gain of 1 cent, at $35.38, Sagicor Financial gaining 5 cents to end at $5.80, while trading 10,200 shares. Scotiabank gaining 2 cents to close at $62.02, while 11,052 units valued at $685,445 changed hands and Unilever Caribbean trading 3,659 units with a value of $241,510, to close at a new 52 weeks’ high of $66.02.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are, Praetorian Property Mutual Fund declining by 2 cents to end at $3.48 with 2,000 units trading, Republic Bank adding 11,965 shares valued at $1,409,931 and lost 4 cents, in ending at a 52 weeks’ low of $117.83 and
TTSE 7-4-15Trinidad Cement with 11,500 shares traded and lost 1 cent in closing at $2.59.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, Agostini’s with just 10 shares, closed at $17.29, Clico Investment Fund with 14,120 shares valued at $318,026 remained at $22.52, Flavorite Foods trading 20 shares to close at $4.80, Guardian Holdings contributed 15,000 shares with a value of $217,500 to end at $14.50. National Commercial Bank with 40,000 shares changing hands at $1.55, National Enterprises with 6,600 shares to end at $17.35, National Flour Mills contributed 387 shares at $1.50 and One Caribbean Media with a volume of 33,283 shares being traded for $742,211 and ended at $22.30.
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 3 stocks with offers that were lower.

JSE off to a slow start

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Tuesday’s trading activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange was lukewarm at best with the prices of 5 stocks rising, 4 declining as 19 securities changed hands, ending in 1,142,877 units trading, valued at a mere $3,840,399, in all market segments.
JSE sum 7-4-15 Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 136.32 points to 84,969.60, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 152.41 points to close at 93,718.26 and the JSE combined index declined by 6.16points to close at 86,781.76.
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 5 with offers that were lower.
Stocks of interest include Carreras that traded only 1,100 shares to close at $41.51 with a gain of 43 cents, the bid is at $41.50 for 5,000 shares and the offer is at $44.50 for 3,978 shares.JSE 7-4-15 Grace Kennedy traded 18,162 shares to gain $1 to $63, the stock closed with the offer at $63 for a small volume. Sagicor Group lost 20 cents to end at $10.20 while 65,291 units were traded between $10.20 and $10.45. At the close there were 1 million units on offer at $10.60.
Some of the stocks with bids that are higher than the last selling price are Jamaica Stock Exchange with a bid of $2.30 to buy 100,000 units against the last sale price of $2 and Radio Jamaica with a bid for 5,000 shares by Mayberry for in house purposes at $1.60 last selling price $1.50.

Palace jumps $10 to $80

Patrons lined up at Palace's Multiplex in Montego Bay

Patrons lined up at Palace’s Multiplex in Montego Bay

Wednesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, saw Palace Amusement Company jumping $10 to end at $80 with 9,550 shares changing hands, to be the leading price mover on the first trading day of the second quarter. The company posted better six months’ results to December last year and is expected to cut cost with the closure of the cinema in Mandeville.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 208.43 points to 83,596.25, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 233.04 points to end at 92,182.78 and the JSE combined index dropped by 111.67 points to close at 85,292.93.
Elsewhere in trading resulted in the prices of 7 stocks rising, 8 declining as 21 securities changed hands, ending in 2,749,601 units trading, valued at $20,236,546, in all market segments.
JSE sum 1-4-15 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 4 stocks with offers that were lower.
The main stocks trading in the main market are, Desnoes and Geddes with 1.5 million units ending at $5.50, for a 9 cents gain, Cable and Wireless with 710,000 units at 50 cents, Grace Kennedy with 45,844 units to close at $62 down 50 cents, as National Commercial Bank with 64,700 units and closing at $25. Sagicor Group chipped in with 86,700 units at $10.51 and Scotia Group had 79,445 units trading to close lower at $21.56.
Stocks closing with interesting bids and offers include Carreras with 88,500 units with a bid price of $40.01 with meaningful offer some distance off.JSE qtes 1-4-15
Gleaner with over 1 million units on the bid at 90 cents versus 500,000 on offer at $1.07. National Commercial Bank with a bid of $25 to buy nearly 200,000 units with the offer at $25.25 to sell 200,000 shares. Radio Jamaica with 1 million units bid at $1.48 just below the last traded price and the Sagicor Real Estate Fund with an offer to sell 1.44 million units at $6.95 and Seprod with 555,000 units on offer at $15.90.

JSE down in early trading

The JSE main market indices are down with triple digit losses as National Commercial Bank and Grace Kennedy pulled back in price from Tuesday’s close. .JSe qtes 1045-01-4-15
Desnoes and Geddes however traded at $5.50, slightly up on the previous day’s closing with 1.5 million units. Only one stock has so far traded in the junior market

Are JSE month end prices manipulated?

Grace shares gained $1.49 to end at $62.50 on Tuesday

Grace shares gained $1.49 to end at $62.50 on Tuesday

At the close of trading on the penultimate day of March, the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with one of the highest number of bids in excess of the last traded prices of stocks on the exchange. The closing prices of stocks on Tuesday, resulted in one of the highest number gaining in one day, for some time, and they were just over the number of higher bids at the close on Monday. On Tuesday, the bids that were higher than the last selling prices of stocks, fell back sharply at the close.
From as far back as the last full week before the month end, there were signs of closing bids and offers being posted with what appears an intent to maintain them at higher levels until month end or close thereto as possible. Tuesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 18 stocks rising, only 3 declining as 32 securities changed hands, ending in 3,268,722 units trading, valued at $28,664,047, in all market segments.
Main Market| At the close the JSE Market Index lost 441.41 points to 83,804.68, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 493.52 points to close at 92,415.82 and the JSE combined index declined 433.24 points to end at 85,404.60.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows just 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with offers that were lower in contrast with 14 to 4 at the end of trading on Monday.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading
Scotia Investments gained $1.50 to end at $23.50 on Tuesday

Scotia Investments gained $1.50 to end at $23.50 on Tuesday

in the main market are, Barita Investments with 500 shares trading with a gain of 3 cents to $2.22, Desnoes & Geddes closing with 28,800 shares, the price gained 1 cent to $5.41. Grace Kennedy finishing trading with 200,622 units as the price ended higher by $1.49 to $62.50, Mayberry Investments ending trading with 72,099 shares, 2 cents higher at $2.10, National Commercial Bank closing with 143,351 shares while gaining 30 cents to $25.18, Pan Jamaican Investment contributing 600 units and the price closing with a gain of 1 cent, at $57.02. Radio Jamaica completing trading with 96,791 shares and rising 12 cents to $1.50, Sagicor Group concluding trading with 661,549 units and put on 5 cent to $10.55, Scotia Investments had 16,450 shares changing hands to end with an increase of $1.50 at $23.50 and Supreme Ventures closing with 5,000 shares as the price climbed 11 cents to $2.40.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless finishing trading with 172,000 shares at 50 cents, Caribbean Cement in trading 1,500 shares while ending at $2.25. Carreras completed trading with 1,980 shares changing hands at $40, Jamaica Broilers with 2,000 shares changing hands closed at $4.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers while exchanging 17,572 ordinary shares closed at $7.06, Proven Investments ending trading with 6,300 units with the price remaining 18 US cents and Sagicor Real Estate Fund had 22,500 shares changing hands at $6.90.
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Declines| There was only one stock that closed lower than the opening as Scotia Group finished trading with 79,892 units to close at $21.76, after losing 44 cents.
Preference| In the preference sector, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share closed with 500 shares changing hands, 1 cent higher at $3.05, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.25% preference share trading with 1,500 units at $2.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share concluding trading with 25,072 units at $2 and Eppley 9.5% preference share, closing with 22,676 shares changing hands at $6.

11 JSE main market stocks rose

The Jamaica Stock Exchange indices declined on the final day of March, but the advanced declined ratio was very positive at 11 stocks rising to only 1 declining, on the main market.
JSE qte 31-3-15A total of 1.56 million units traded in the main market, with the dominant trades being, Grace Kennedy with 200,622 units in closing at $62.50, National Commercial Bank with 143,351 shares with a closing price of $25.18 but with stocks on offer below the last traded price, at $25. Sagicor Group accounted for 661,549 units, with a last traded price of $10.55.
At the close, the JSE Market Index lost 441.41 points to 83,804.68, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 493.52 points to close at 92,415.82 and the JSE combined index declined 433.24 points to end at 85,404.60.

Jamaican stocks up 3,000 points in 3 days

Jamaican stocks have risen 3,054 points in the last three trading days but will it last or will the rally which started in October last year power on up? The movement is reflected in the all Jamaica Composite Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange between last Thursday and Monday. Market activity resulted in Monday’s closing All Jamaica Index reaching the highest level, since early June 2012.
JSE ind 3-15The increase took place on very low volume and was influenced mainly by one stock, Scotia Group with a mere 1,000 units trading as the prices of 6 stocks rose, 7 declined and only 21 securities changed hands, ending in 1,756,279 units trading, valued at $8,819,494, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 848.12 points to 84,246.09, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 948.24 points to close at 92,909.34 and the JSE combined index climbed 805.21 points to close at 85,837.84.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

JMMB traded as high as $7.99 on Monday a new 52 weeks intra day high

JMMB traded as high as $7.99 on Monday a new 52 weeks intra day high

Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Gleaner finished trading with 143,821 units to close with a gain of 4 cents to 90 cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers closing with 2,264 shares traded with a gain of 1 cent to $7.06, but traded at a new 52 weeks high during the day of $7.99, Sagicor Group finishing with 104,619 shares while gaining 2 cents to $10.50 and Scotia Group closing with 1,000 shares as the price jumped at 70 cents to $22.20.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless contributing 64,085 shares trading at 50 cents, Jamaica Broilers finishing trading with 4,794 shares traded with a gain of $4.50, Jamaica Producers while exchanging 5,000 shares closed at $15.60. Proven Investments closed with 40,146 units trading at 18 US cents and Seprod concluding trading with 1,156 units, closed at $14.
JSE sum 30-3-15 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras finishing trading with 29,981 units, the price slipped $1 to $40, Desnoes & Geddes with 28,745 units trading, closed lower by 5 cents at $5.40. Grace Kennedy concluding trading with 7,475 units to close down by 49 cents to $61.01, National Commercial Bank trading 120,019 shares changing hands 12 cents lower to $24.88, Radio Jamaica lost 1 cent while trading 7,206 shares at $1.38 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund there was dealing in 36,600 units to close lower by 5 cents to $6.90.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.25% preference shares ending trading with 26,900 shares changing hands at $2.50 and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded just 307 units to end at $5.50.

4 up 3 down on TTSE Friday

Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange ended Friday with 12 securities changing hands, of which 4 advanced, 3 declined and 5 traded firm, with a total of 894,010 units, valued at $5,484,135.
At the close of the market, the Composite Index lost 0.15 points to close at 1,154.71, the All T&T Index rose fell by just 0.50 points to close at 1,971.88 and the Cross Listed Index increased by a mere 0.02 points to end at 44.25.
TTSE 27-3-15 Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, Clico Investment Fund trading 45,830 shares valued at $1,035,550 and advanced by 10 cents to end at $22.60, Grace Kennedy trading 301 shares to close with a gain of 1 cent, at $3.55. Massy Holdings in trading 35 shares, gained 1 cents to $63.01 and Sagicor Financial Corporation trading 303 shares to close with a gain of 5 cents at $5.60.
Declines| The stocks declining at the end of trading are, ANSA McAL with 2,755 shares trading, closed 1 cent lower at $6.91. Trinidad Cement with 767,623 shares changing hands, for a value of $1,919,632 and declining 4 cents to close at $2.55 and West Indian Tobacco adding 10,000 shares valued at $1,250,500 and ended 1 cent lower at $125.05.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, Angostura Holdings contributing 10,548 shares with a value of $147,672 and closed at $14, First Citizens Bank trading 1,911 shares in closing at $35.35, Guardian Holdings with 51,604 shares trading for $748,258 and closing at $14.50. National Flour Mills contributing 1,100 shares to close at $1.50 and Scotiabank with 2,000 shares trading to end at $62.01.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator showed 4 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 2 with offers that were lower.