JSE main market 11th 2019 record close

NCB Financial helped JSE to the 11th record close for 2019.

NCB Group traded as high as $164 but closed at $155 while Scotia Group traded at $53 and Kingston Wharves jumped to $71 to help push the main market indices to the eleventh record close for 2019.
Recently listed Wigton Windfarm closed trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday at 79 cents down from 83 cents on Friday.
At the end of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged 12,174.61 points to a record 470,840.00 and the JSE Index jumped 11,063.52 points to a record close of 428,858.60.
The market ended with, trading 201,967,708 units valued $347,243,860 down from 480,565,591 units valued $877,072,543 changing hands, on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 197.5 million shares accounting for 98 percent of total main market volume, followed by Sagicor Group with 2.95 million units and 1.5 percent of the day’s trades and Wisynco Group with 291,863 units for 0.14 percent of volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 6,515,087 units valued at $11,201,415, in contrast to 16,018,853 shares valued at $29,235,751 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 1,423,065 units valued $12,322,493 but traded as high as $164 and previously, 1,135,538 to units valued $12,389,326. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 34 securities, compared to 31 on Monday leading to 13 advancing, 14 declining and 7 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments fell $1.39 in closing at $44.11, trading 24,043 shares, Jamaica Broilers gained $1.90 to $33 with 5,584 shares trading, Jamaica Producers rose $1.50 to close at $25, in trading 4,000 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 76 cents to end at $19, with 178,284. Kingston Properties lost $1 and concluded trading of 100 shares at $6, Kingston Wharves traded 232 shares and rose $3 to close at $71, Mayberry Jamaican Equities declined by 65 cents and ended trading of 15,700 shares at $10.85. NCB Financial Group gained $2.01 trading 48,712 shares at $155.01. PanJam Investment jumped $8 with 21,500 shares changing hands, to close at $98, Pulse Investments climbed 68 cents to finish at $2.98, with an exchange of 11,750 shares, Sagicor Group rose 50 cents and ended trading at $48.50, with an exchange of 2,950,094 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 50 cents trading 3,500 shares at $9.50. Salada Foods declined $2 to $30 in trading 1,000 stock units. Scotia Group climbed $2.50 to $53, with 271,656 shares trading, Seprod shed $1.30 trading 315,880 shares to close at $43, Stanley Motta lost 30 cents and ended at $5 trading 30,000 shares and Supreme Ventures lost 75 cents to finish at $31, with 44,425 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 469,200 units valued $112,901. JMMB Group 6% preference share closed with 1,500 units trading after falling 2 cents to close at US$1.07, Proven Investments lost 3 cents to close at 24 US cents with an exchange of 450,000 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 17,700 units and closed at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 9.91 points to close at 184.35.

All TTSE indices rise – Monday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

Investors pushed all the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange indices higher on Monday as rising stocks inched out those declining two to one.
The market closed with 22 securities trading compared to 14 trading on Friday, leading to 6 advancing, 3 declining and 13 remaining unchanged and ended with one stock closing at a new 52 weeks’ high and one at a low.
At close of the market, the Composite Index added 2.34 points on Monday to 1,358.88. The All T&T Index gained 2.31 points to 1,802.02, while the Cross Listed Index rose 0.32 points to close at 123.58, as trading ended with 459,109 shares valued $2,635,399, changing hands, compared to 369,594 shares valued $3,800,715 shares, on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 3 stocks with a higher bid than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with gains| At the close of the market, Ansa Mcal increased 5 cents in trading just 5 units at $55.29, Guardian Holdings rose 5 cents to $18.50, after exchanging 13,607 shares, National Enterprises finished 10 cents higher and settled at $6.80, after trading 10 shares. Prestige Holdings concluded trading 25 cents and concluded at $9.75, after exchanging a mere 10 shares, Scotiabank added 10 cents and settled at $63, with 355 shares changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL added 5 cents and concluded trading of 5,966 shares at $26.55.
Stocks closing with losses| Gaurdian Media concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents and ended at $13.75, with just 7 stock units changing hands, Grace Kennedy lost 5 cents and completed trading of 5 units at $3.30 and Unilever Caribbean fell 30 cents and completed trading at $26, with an exchange of 2,070 units.
Stocks closing firm| Angostura Holdings ended at $15.80, with 10 stock units changing hands, Ansa Merchant settled at $37, after exchanging 5 shares, Calypso Macro Index Fund ended at $15.30, with 3,520 stock units changing hands, Clico Investments completed trading of 24,239 units at $23.20. First Caribbean International Bank settled at $8.35, after exchanging 200 shares, First Citizens exchanged 5,100 shares to close at $38.50, JMMB Group ended at $2.10, with 337,586 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings traded 62 stock units and ended at $54.95, National Flour closed at $1.72, after exchanging 10 shares. Point Lisas settled at $3.65, in exchanging 10 shares, Republic Financial Holdings ended at $123, with 602 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial completed trading of 55,730 units at $9.22 and Trinidad Cement ended at $2.55, with 10,000 stock units changing hands.

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

Wigton blows out of IC TOP 10

Investors blew Wigton shares out of IC TOP 10 last week.

Wigton Windfarm, the third highest ranked IC Insider.com TOP 10 main market stock last week, gained over 60 percent since listing on Wednesday to close at 83 cents and is now out of the TOP 10 main market stocks.
Lasco Manufacturing is the only change to the Junior Market IC Insider.com’s TOP 10, replacing Consolidated Bakery while Grace Kennedy and Jamaica Broilers are in the main market Top list replacing Wigton and Sagicor Group.
The three leading Junior Market stocks for the coming week are, Iron Rock with projected gains of 233 percent, followed by Caribbean Producers with likely gains of 233 percent and Lasco Financial with possible gains of 210 percent.  Of the three, Lasco Financial seems likely to break out after they release full year results later this week, but keep a keen eye on Lasco Manufacturing as well.
Radio Jamaica with potential gains of 165 percent leads main market stocks, followed by Sterling Investments with 156 percent likely gain and VM Investments in third spot with the potential to gain 150 percent within twelve months.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 14.5 and the Junior Market at just 11.1. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 7 and the main market PE 8.7. These levels, point to a big upside for TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months and Junior Market stocks in particular.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 37 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 40 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Projected earnings, for each company’s current fiscal year, are used in determining, the selected stocks. The PE for and projected earnings for each stock are computed to show potential gains for the year, which are ranked in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

This report is compiled by persons who may have interest in the securities commented on.

Wigton adds to JSE main market record

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NCB Financial Group added mcu to JSE rexcord close on Friday.

Wigton Windfarm closed trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday at 83 cents after trading 473 million shares and NCB Group closed at $153 to help push the main market indices to tenth record close for 2019.
At the end of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 4,339.37 points to a record close of 458,665.39 and the JSE Index climbed 3,943.35 points to a new record of 417,795.08.
The market ended with, trading 480,565,591 units valued $877,072,543, well up from 13,075,782 units valued $311,199,908 changing hands, on Wednesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 472.8 million shares accounting for 98 percent of total main market volume, followed by PanJam Investment with 4.2 million units and 0.9 percent of the day’s trades and Wisynco Group with 570,953 units for just 0.12 percent of volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 16,018,853 units valued at $29,235,751, in contrast to 421,799 units valued at $10,038,707 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 1,135,538 to units valued $12,389,326 and previously, 275,231 units valued $11,357,912. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 31 securities, compared to 35 on Friday leading to 12 advancing, 11 declining and 8 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with a weak signal for the coming day with 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments gained $1.50 in closing at $45.50, trading 277,818 shares, Berger Paints lost 49 cents and ended at $18, with an exchange of 750 stock units,. Jamaica Broilers declined $1.90 to $31.10 with 3,033 shares trading, Jamaica Producers rose $1.50 to close at $25, in trading 4,000 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange added 76 cents to end at $19.76, with 72,635, Kingston Wharves traded 2,328 shares but lost $2 to close at $68,  shares changing hands. Mayberry Investments gained 45 cents and ended trading of 5,467 shares at $9, Mayberry Jamaican Equities rose 50 cents and ended trading of 94,800 shares at $11.50,  NCB Financial Group  jumped $5.75 trading 214,535 shares at $153. PanJam Investment  dropped $4 with 4,199,150 shares changing hands, to close at $90, Salada Foods rose $2 to end at $32 in trading 2,000 stock units, Scotia Group climbed 50 cents to $50.50, with 39,401 shares trading and Seprod  shed 70 cents trading 315,880 shares to close at $44.30.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 4,110 units valued at US$1,110 as Proven Investments was the sole stock trading to close at 27 US cents with an exchange of 4,100 shares.  The JSE USD Equities Index remained unchanged to close at 194.26.

More TTSE stocks slip than rose – Thursday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

strong>Investors pushed the prices of more stocks on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Thursday, than those rising.
The market closed with 17 securities trading similar to the numbers trading on Wednesday, leading to 4 advancing, 6 declining and 7 remaining unchanged and ended with one stock closing at a new 52 weeks’ high and one at a low.
At close of the market, the Composite Index declined by 4.78 points to 1,352.09. The All T&T Index rose 0.65 points to 1,791.62, while the Cross Listed Index lost 1.41 points to close at 123.16 as trading ended with 280,457 shares valued $2,832,804, changing hands, compared to 321,326 shares valued at $6,534,620 shares, on Wednesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 1 stock with a higher bid than their last selling price and 1 with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with gains| At the close of the market, Clico Investments gained 8 cents and concluded trading of 1,689 units at $23.20, Scotiabank added 15 cents and settled at $62.90, after exchanging 179 shares. Trinidad & Tobago NGL increased 40 cents while exchanging 25,232 shares  at $26.40 and Trinidad Cement rose 5 cents and ended at $2.55, with 5,025 stock units changing hands.
Stocks closing with losses| First Caribbean International Bank lost 11 cents to close at $8.20, after exchanging 10,000 shares, JMMB Group closed 2 cents lower at $2.18, with 3,703 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings concluded trading of 1,889 stock units with a loss of 20 cents to end at $54.75. NCB Financial Group traded 13,925 stock units with a loss of 9 cents to end at $8.36, Prestige Holdings fell 25 cents to close at $9.50, after exchanging 5,000 shares and Sagicor Financial closed with a loss of 3 cents at $9.22, with 140,257 units crossing the exchange.
Stocks closing firm| First Citizens ended at $38.60, after exchanging 1,093 shares, Grace Kennedy completed trading at $3.35, with 50,000 units, Guardian Holdings settled at $18.50, after exchanging 2,410 shares. National Enterprises settled at $6.70, after trading 3,800 shares, One Caribbean Media completed trading of 14,826 units, at $10.30, Point Lisas settled at $3.65, in exchanging 429 shares and Unilever Caribbean completed trading of 1,000 units at $26.30.

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

Wigton adds to JSE main market gains

Wigton Windfarm listing on its JSE. Observing the listing is Prime Minister of Jamaica, Hon. Andrew Holness (centre) and Dr. Nigel Clarke (right) as Mr. Russell Hadeed, Chairman of Petroleum (left) inserts Wigton strip on the Exchange’s Board.

Wigton Windfarm listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday and closed trading at 65 cents after trading 8,351,000 shares.
Scotia Group climbed to $50 and Wisynco Group traded at a new high of $15.95 to push the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index up 2,580.04 points to 454,326.02 and the JSE Index up by 2,344.58 points to 413,851.736 at the close
Within 47 minutes of the opening of trading the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged 5,219.13 points to an intraday record of 457,965.13 and the JSE Index jumped 5,651.57 points to a new record of 417,158.72.
The market ended with, 13,075,782 units valued $311,199,908 trading, up from 7,661,551 units valued $296,721,375 units changing hands, on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 8.35 million shares accounting for 64 percent of total main market volume, followed by Panjam Investment with 2.8 million units and 22 percent of the day’s trades and 138 Student Living with 579,800 units for 4.4 percent of volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 421,799 units valued at $10,038,707, in contrast to 239,423 shares valued at $9,272,543 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 275,231 units valued $11,357,912 and previously, 265,920 units valued $11,582,843. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 35 securities, compared to 33 on Wednesday leading to 11 advancing, 13 declining and 11 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with a weak signal for the coming day with 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments gained 50 cents and closed at $44, trading 868 shares, Berger Paints lost 51 cents and ended at $18.49, with an exchange of 1,000 stock units, Caribbean Cement climbed $2.50 to close at $73, trading 25,762 shares. Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.50 to $33 with 41,071 shares trading, Jamaica Producers lost 50 cents to close at $23.50, in trading 4,755 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 76 cents to end at $19, with 16,931 shares changing hands. Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 50 cents and ended trading of 61,356 shares at $11, NCB Financial Group lost 75 cents trading 17,000 shares at $147.25. PanJam Investment  dropped $3.50 with 2,838,006 shares changing hands, to close at $94, Sagicor Group  lost 50 cents to end at $48 in trading 16,100 stock units, Scotia Group climbed $1 to $50, with 419,426 shares trading. Seprod shed $1 trading 3,500 shares to close at $45, Supreme Ventures  settled at $31.86, with 161,361 shares. Wisynco Group  rose 45 cents trading 166,505 shares to end at a record closing high of $15.95.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 4,000 units valued at US$1,000 as JMMB Group  5.75% preference share concluded trading of 1,527 units with a gain of 4 cents to settle at $1.09,  JMMB Group  6% lost 5 cents and ended at $2 with an exchange of 2,374 shares. Proven Investments rose 3 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of 27 US cents trading 1,802 units Sygnus Credit Investments  ended trading at 10 US cents with 249,465 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index jumped 6.3 percent with an increase of 11.55 points to close at 194.26.

Increased trading on TTSE – Wednesday

Investors pumped more money into trading on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday but on fewer companies than on Tuesday.
The market closed with 13 securities trading against 17 on Tuesday, leading to 4 advancing, 4 declining and 5 remaining unchanged and ended with one stock closing at a new 52 weeks’ high and one at a low.
At close of the market, the Composite Index rose 0.points to 1,356.87. The All T&T Index lost 3.61 points to 1,790.97, while the Cross Listed Index gained 0.51 points to close at 124.57 as trading ended with 321,326 shares valued at $6,534,620 changing hands compared to 259,784 shares valued at $3,801,902, on Tuesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 3 stocks with higher bids than their last selling prices and 4 with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with gains| At the close of the market, Clico Investments rose 5 cents and completed trading of 2,096 units at $23.12, JMMB Group ended trading with 10 cents and ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.20, with 14,500 stock units changing hands, Prestige Holdings added 25 cents to end at $9.75, after exchanging 8,500 shares and Unilever Caribbean rose 5 cents to close $26.30 trading 13,255 units.
Stocks closing with losses| First Citizens Bank closed with a loss of 40 cents, at $38.60 in exchanging 1,173 shares, National Flour shed 3 cents to end at $1.72, trading 83,268 shares, Republic Financial Holdings lost $1.12 to end at $120, with 17,368 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL fell 50 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $26, after exchanging 44,347 shares.
Stocks closing firm| Calypso Macro Index Fund ended at $15.30, with 120 stock units changing hands, Grace Kennedy completed trading at $3.35, with 151 units, Guardian Holdings settled at $18.50, after exchanging 134,547 shares, Trinidad Cement ended at $2.50, with 1,132 stock units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco settled at $112, after exchanging 869 shares.

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

Trading up for JSE main market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market returned to more normal levels on Tuesday, than the heavy trading that took place on Monday.
The market ended with 7,661,551 units valued $296,721,375, up sharply from 1,643,736 units valued $44,890,131 units changing hands, on Monday.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined 3,438.93 points to 451,745.98 and the JSE Index dropped 3,125.06 points to 411,507.15.
Sagicor Group led trading with 5.18 million shares accounting for 68 percent of total main market volume, followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 758,101 units and 10 percent of the day’s trades and Wisynco Group with 355,985 units for 5 percent of volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 239,423 units valued $9,272,543, in contrast to 53,024 shares valued at $1,448,069 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 265,920 units valued $11,582,843 and previously, 267,779 units valued $11,609,967. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 33 securities, compared to 34 on Monday leading to 9 advancing, 15 declining and 9 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost 60 cents and closed at $43.50, trading 142,650 shares, Berger Paints rose $2 and ended at $19, with 12,000 stock units traded, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.50 to close at $70.50, trading 4,932 shares, Eppley lost 50 cents and ended 100 shares trading at $12,  Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 77 cents to end at $19.76, with 23,349 shares changing hands. JMMB Group gained 65 cents to end at $38.75 while trading 99,273 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $2 trading 792 shares in closing at $70, Mayberry Investments lost 45 cents and ended trading 15,784 shares at $8.55, NCB Financial Group  lost $2 trading 121,000 shares at $148. PanJam Investment  added 50 cents with 16,955 shares changing hands, to close at $97.50, Proven Investments rose $1.50 to close trading of 1,445 units at $33.50, Sagicor Group  jumped $1.51 to end at $48.50 in trading 5,179,012 stock units, Scotia Group declined $1 to $49, with 194,251 shares trading. Seprod gained $2 trading 43,939 shares to close at $46 and Wisynco Group  rose 56 cents to close at a record high of $15.50, with 355,985 shares trading.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 4,000 units valued at US$1,000 as Margaritaville  ended trading at 25 US cents with 4,000 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 182.71.

2 to 1 advantage for rising TTSE stocks – Tuesday

JMMB closed at a 52 weeks high on the TTSE on Tuesday.

Market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with 17 securities trading against 18 on Monday, leading to 6 advancing, 3 declining and 8 remaining unchanged.
At close of the market, the Composite Index rose 2.77 points to 1,356.85. The All T&T Index lost 1 point to end at 1,794.58, while the Cross Listed Index gained 0.91 points to close at 124.06 as trading ended with 259,784 shares valued at $3,801,902 changing hands compared to 107,045 shares for $2,201,412, on Monday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 4 stocks with higher bids than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with gains| At the close of the market, First Citizens rose 40 cents to close at $39, after exchanging 1,275 shares, Grace Kennedy gained 5 cents and ended trading of 100,000 units, at $3.35, JMMB Group finished 15 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.10, with 7,200 stock units changing hands. One Caribbean Media concluded trading of 500 units after rising 5 cents to close at $10.30, Sagicor Financial added 3 cents and completed trading of 8,843 units at $9.25 and Scotiabank increased 19 cents and settled at $62.75, after exchanging 537 shares.
Stocks closing with losses| Massy Holdings closed with a loss of 5 cents at $54.95, with 23,526 stock units changing hands, National Enterprises shed 10 cents to settle at a 52 weeks’ low of $6.70, after exchanging 1,500 shares and Trinidad Cement lost 24 cents and ended at $2.50, with 1,368 stock units changing hands.        
Stocks closing firm| CinemaOne completed trading of 500 units at $9.95, First Caribbean International Bank settled at $8.31, after exchanging 800 shares, Guardian Holdings settled at $18.50, after exchanging 13,919 shares, National Flour concluded at $1.75, after exchanging 32,680 shares, NCB Financial Group ended at $8.45, with 12,190 stock units changing hands. Trinidad & Tobago NGL closed at $26.50 after trading at an intraday 52 weeks’ low of $26.17, in exchanging 52,908 shares, Unilever Caribbean completed trading of 788 units at $26.25 and West Indian Tobacco settled at $112, after exchanging 1,250 shares.

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

Trading drops JSE main index rise

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market returned to more normal levels on Monday, than the heavy trading that took place on Friday.
The market ended with 1,643,736 units valued $44,890,131 units changing hands, down sharply from 61,016,873 units for $1,233,540,286 trading on Friday.
At the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 2,693.78 points to 455,184.91 and the JSE Index gained 2,447.92 points to 414,632.21.
Sygnus Credit Investments led trading with 375,328 shares accounting for 23 percent of total main market volume, followed by Wisynco Group with 188,883 units and 11.5 percent of the day’s trades and JMMB Group with 143,007 units for 9 percent of volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 53,024 units valued at $1,448,069, in contrast to 1,906,777 shares valued at $38,548,134 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 267,779 units valued $11,609,967 and previously, 283,444 units valued $12,405,469. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 34 securities, compared to 35 on Friday leading to 9 advancing, 15 declining and 8 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with a weak signal for the coming day with 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost 30 cents and closed at $43.50, trading 680 shares, Berger Paints lost $1.50 and ended at $17, with 9,755 stock units traded, Caribbean Cement dipped $2 to close at $69, trading 26,173 shares, Jamaica Broilers gained 40 cents to finish trading with 470 units at $31.50. Jamaica Producers declined by $1 to close at $24, with an exchange of 116,733 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 76 cents and ended at $18.99, with 27,946 shares changing hands. JMMB Group gained 60 cents to end at $38.10 while trading 143,007 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $2 trading 792 shares in closing at $70, PanJam Investment shed $1.25 with 76,565 shares changing hands, to close at $97, Sagicor Group  jumped $1.99 to end at $46.99 in trading 6,450 stock units, Seprod  lost 99 cents trading 29,122 shares to close at $44 and Supreme Ventures concluded trading 83,762 stock units after falling 86 cents to close at $31.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 840,013 units valued at $189,945. Proven Investments gained 0.5 cent and closed trading of 756,613 units at 24.05 US cents and Sygnus Investments ended trading of 83,400 shares at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a fall of 0.36 points at 182.71.