Watch this one – Big inside trades at Jamaica Broilers

Jamaica-BroilersEthanolPlant280x150Investors should be keenly watching development at Jamaica Broilers. The company recently, advised the Jamaica Stock Exchange that senior management and directors purchased a total of 7,854,620 shares on August 15 and a Director purchased 237,500 shares on August 14, 2014.
The total cost of these trades would be in the order of $36.5 million. More significantly, there has not been any trade of this magnitude for years by insiders.
The trades may be carrying coded messages to the wider investing public as to what may be happening to profit. On July 30, this year, a director sold 500,000 shares, and a director purchased 574,651 of the company’s shares on March 28 and back in 2013 a related party sold 1,500,000 of the company’s shares to another related party on November 14.
A check with the Jamaica Stock Exchange shows the only other year recently that there was major trading in the stock by insiders was back in 2012, when seven Senior Managers purchased a total of 8,774,697 of the group’s shares on September 14.
The other times of major buying of the stock by managers and directors, was between April 2006 and April 2008. The trades in late 2007 triggered some outcry by investors which led to the company making a public statement in connection with the trades.
At the time of major trading of the shares by insiders in 2007, the company released a report to the Jamaica Stock Exchange around October 4, which stated that “Shares in Jamaica Broilers Group were traded by some directors and senior management in September 2007 during the time window which is allowed by the Jamaica Stock Exchange providing there is no material event requiring disclosure. We wish to State unequivocally that, when these shares were traded, there were no inside knowledge of any circumstances that were no available to the general public.
When these trades took place the company was of the view that – based on a sale contract with affixed selling price – good results would have been realised for the second quarter, irrespective of the reduction in world market prices for fuel graded ethanol.”
IC Insider projects that profits for the current year should hit a record $1.25 per share or $1.5 billion up from 79 cents per share or $950 million for the year to April 2013. The next set of results are due around the 8 of September and will be for the first quarter to July.

Advancing & declining socks even at 7 each

In Wednesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 7 stocks rose and 7 declined as 17 securities changed hands, resulting in 1,042,499 shares trading, valued at $12,322,391.
TTSE sum 20-8-14Main Market| The JSE Market Index dropped 134.22 points to 71,016.85.and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 150.09 points to close at 78,117.93.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market, are Carreras with 2,570 units changing hands to close with 45 cents gain at $34.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers trading of 122,122 shares to close with a gain of 5 cents at $7, Sagicor Group with 128,902 shares, gained 15 cents to close at $9.15, Scotia Group with 144,112 shares, closed with a gain of 4 cents to end at $18.75 and Supreme Ventures with 55,350 units ended with a 20 cents gain to $2.
Firm| The stocks with volume and last traded prices in the main market to close without a change in price, are Kingston Wharves with 10,000 shares at $5.01 and Pan Jamaican Investment with 2,625 units at $48.51.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market, are Berger Paints with 10,749 shares, after losing 5 cents, it ended at $1.60, Cable & Wireless with 62,250 shares, ended with a loss of 3 cents at 34 cents, Grace Kennedy had 100,900 units changing hands for a loss of 50 cents at $59, Jamaica Broilers traded just 19,595 units with a loss of 20 cents to end at $4.60 and National Commercial Bank 22,791 shares traded 15 cents lower at $18.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 33,031 units with a 2 cents gain at $3.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 0.40 points to close at 642.98 as only 4 stocks traded with 1 advancing and 2 declining.
Gains| The only stock recording an increase at the end of trading in the junior market, is Caribbean Producers with 216,700 units, to close with a 4 cents gain at $2.35.
Firm Trades| The only stock in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before is Blue Power that traded just 2,400 units at $9.06.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are Dolphin Cove trading 3,772 shares and lost 15 cents to end at $7.60 and Lasco Manufacturing with 104,630 units closing with a 5 cents loss at 95 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 stocks with offers that were lower.

JSE trading extends to 33 securities on low volume

In Tuesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 9 stocks rose and 9 declined as 33 securities changed hands, resulting in 2,457,366 stock units trading, valued at $5,927,351.
JSE 19-8-14Main Market| The JSE Market Index dropped 323.78 points to 71,151.07 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index moved lower by 362.04 points, to close at 78,268.02.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market, are Jamaica Broilers with 6,000 shares gaining 15 cents to close at $4.80, Mayberry Investments put through 102,760 shares at 2 cents higher to end at $1.57 and Pan Jamaican Investment with 4,035 shares closed a cent up at $48.51.
Firm| Stocks with volume and last traded prices in the main market to close without a price change, are, Berger Paints with 2,400 shares closing at $1.65, Cable & Wireless 952,637 units at 37 cents, Gleaner had 34,853 shares changing hands at $1.05, Grace Kennedy 4,000 units at $59.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers exchanged 53,005 at $6.95, National Commercial Bank 30,044 shares changed hands at $18.15 each, Proven Investments US$ ordinary stock, put through 24,750 units at 17US cents, Sagicor Group with 7,553 units at $9 and the Sagicor Real Estate Fund with a mere 300 units, closed at $6.85.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market, are Carreras with 5,124 shares as the price slipped by 95 cents to end at$34.05, Ciboney 33,000 stocks units was at a cent lower to end at 7 cents, Jamaica Producers with 12,467 shares saw $3.40 lashed off the price to end at $15.60, Radio Jamaica had 3,150 shares changing hands to close 2 cents lower at $1.20, Scotia Group with 33,203 stocks units, lost a cent to end at $18.71, Scotia Investments with only 2,414 shares, lost 62 cents to end at $21.38 and Seprod had 70,427 shares going through the market, 50 cents lower to end at $10.50.
Preference| Eppley 9.5% preference share traded 58,000 units at $6.10, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 24,428 units with 2 cents off, to end at $2.98, Proven Investments 8% preference share, saw only 957 units trading at $5.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index gained 10.43 points to close at 643.38 as 12 securities traded with 7 advancing and only 1 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market, are Caribbean Producers with 17,000 shares while gaining a cent to $2.31, Derrimon Trading with 7,900 units to close 10 cents higher at $2.15, Dolphin Cove gained 15 cents with 1,028 shares to end at $7.75, General Accident 200,000 shares traded resulted in a 5 cents rise to $1.40, followed by Lasco Financial with 116,015 units at a gain of 10 cents to $1, Lasco Manufacturing with 300,500 units gained 8 cents to $1 and Paramount Trading put on 2 cents, while trading 18,000 units to land at $2.52.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Consolidated Bakeries with only 500 shares at 80 cents, Honey Bun with 28,216 shares at $2.34 and Lasco Distributors with 300,000 units, ended at $1.11.
Declines| Only one stock declined in the junior market at the end of trading, with AMG Packaging exchanging 2,700 shares while losing 10 cents to end at $2.40.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

Jamaica Broilers dominates JSE trading

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Jamaica-Broilers+babychicks280x150In Friday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 5 stocks rose and 6 declined as 22 securities changed hands, resulting in 12,582,388 stock units trading, valued at $61,401,147. Jamaica Broilers with 7.85 million shares, valued at $36,523,983, accounted for the surge in the level of trading.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index declined 152.65 points to 71,401.25 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 170.69 points to close at 78,547.77.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market, are Gleaner with 221 shares to close up 2 cents at $1.12, National Commercial Bank with 1,310 shares closed with a gain of 9 cents at $18.25, Sagicor Group had 980,224 units changing hands to gain 10 cents to $9.10, Scotia Group with 280,350 shares closed with an increase of 4 cents to $18.75 and Scotia Investments with 900 shares closed with a gain of 70 cents to $22.
Firm| The stocks with volume and last traded prices in the main market to close without a change in price, are Cable & Wireless with 50,000 shares at 39 cents, Caribbean Cement 86,200 shares at $3, Jamaica Broilers 7,854,620 share to close at $4.65, Jamaica Money Market Brokers had 28,500 units changing hands at $6.95, Pan Jamaican Investment with 1,000 shares closed at $48.50, Proven Investments 11,000 US ordinary shares closed at 17.25 US cents and Supreme Ventures with 116,216 shares closed at $1.80.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market, are Carreras with 127,254 shares and lost 41 cents to end at $34.50, Mayberry Investments with 14,279 shares, closed at $1.55 for a 2 cents loss and Sagicor Real Estate Fund exchanged 22,430 units 5 cents lower at $6.85.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 1,064,100 units and closed at $3 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers down 7.50% preference share closed with 100 units changing hands at $2.
JSE sum 15-8-14Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index rose by 1.63 points to close at 633.78 but only 5 stocks traded with 1 advancing and 3 declining.
Gains| There was only one stock enjoying a price gain at the end of trading on the junior market, as Lasco Distributors with 250,000 shares was up 1 cent to $1.11.
Firm Trades| General Accident with 192,164 shares at $1.35 was the only active stock in the junior market that closed with the price unchanged.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are Caribbean Flavours with 10,000 shares and closed with a 10 cents fall to $2.65, Lasco Financial lost 2 cents to end at 95 cents while trading 131,000 shares and Lasco Manufacturing with 1,360,520 units shed a cent to 90 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

Moderate trading on JSE 6 stocks rose 8 fell

In a very moderate trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Thursday, the prices of 6 stocks rose and 8 declined as 25 securities changed hands, resulting in 3,031,357 shares trading, valued at $10,079,460.
JSE sum 14-8-14Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell by 251.08 points to 71,553.90 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index lost 280.74 points to close at 78,718.46.
Gains| Stocks with gains, volume and last traded prices at the end of trading in the main market, are Carreras with 17,000 shares to close with a gain of 1 cent at $34.91, Jamaica Broilers 1,247,500 units to close at $4.65, up 7 cents, Proven Investments US ordinary share had 2,800 units changing hands, as the price was up by 0.0025 US cents, to 17.25 US cents, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 10,000 shares to gain 30 cents, at $6.90 and Scotia Investments with 5,105 units was up 12 cents to $21.30.
Firm| The stocks with volume and last traded prices in the main market closing without a change in price, are Cable & Wireless with 1,079,264 units at 39 cents, after the company released results ahead of trading showing slightly reduced loss in the quarter compared with 2013, Caribbean Cement with 25,501 shares closed at $3, Hardware & Lumber saw only 140 units changing hands at $9, Margaritaville traded only 5,000 US dollar ordinary shares at 11US cents, National Commercial Bank 25,695 shares closed at $18.16, Pan Jamaican Investment with 2,902 shares at $48.50 and Supreme Ventures with 179,365 shares at $1.80.
Declines| The stocks with losses, volume and last traded prices at the end of trading in the main market, are Grace Kennedy with 2,625 shares, declining $1.40 at $57.60, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 25,082 shares closing 5 cents off at $6.95, Kingston Wharves with 640 units and closed a cent down at $5.01, Mayberry Investments fell 11 cents to $1.57 with 1,020 shares changing hands, Sagicor Group traded 28,552 shares for 40 cents less at $9 and Scotia Group shed 29 cents to $18.71 with 52,466 shares.
Preference| Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 15,000 units at $5.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 0.78 points to close at 632.15 as only 6 junior market stocks traded with 1 advancing and 3 declining.
Gains| General Accident with 140,600 shares gained 2 cents to close at $1.35 and was the only stock to gain at the end of trading in the junior market.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are Blue Power with 2,500 shares closing at $9.06, Derrimon Trading with 2,100 shares at $2.05 and Lasco Manufacturing 14,700 shares at 91 cents.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are Lasco Financial with 118,000 shares, declined 3 cents to end at 97 cents and Paramount Trading with 27,800 shares fell 19 cents to $2.50 for a 52 weeks low.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

Trading picked up on JSE – 12 up 6 down

Trading picked up Wednesday’s on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with 32 securities trading, the most for several weeks. The prices of 12 stocks rose and only 6 declined as 11,330,883 shares changed hands, valued at $56,346,945.
JSE sum 13-8-14Main Market| The JSE Market Index rose by 592.06 points to 71,804.98 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index gained 662.02 points to close at 78,999.20.
Gains| Stocks gaining, with volume and last traded prices at the end of trading in the main market, are Berger Paints with 2,600 shares, declined by a cent to $1.66, Grace Kennedy with 593 shares, to close with a gain of $1.49 at $59, Jamaica Broilers with 3,001,000 units closed up a cent at $4.58, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 5,063 ordinary share closed with a 5 cents gain at $7, Kingston Wharves traded 6,329 shares and the price was up 2 cents to $5.02, Pulse Investments gained 5 cents to 35 cents in trading 100,000 shares, Sagicor Group had 290,622 units changing hands, at 25 cents higher at $9.40, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed 20 cents higher with 57,536 units and ended at $6.60 and Scotia Group with 81,950 shares closed at $19 while gaining 30 cents.
Firm| The volume and last traded prices of the stocks in the main market to close without a change in price, are Cable & Wireless with 1,776 shares, closed at 39 cents, Caribbean Cement with 9,499 units closed at $3, Carreras with 25,460 units at $34.90, Gleaner 10,000 shares at $1.10, Jamaica Producers 869 units at $19, Mayberry Investments with 73,118 shares at $1.68, Pan Jamaican Investment 136,816 units at $48.50 and Seprod with 1,859 shares at $10.50.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market, are National Commercial Bank 141,521 units at $18.16, down 4 cents, Proven Investments with 1,600 ordinary shares lost 0.0025 US cents to end at 17 US cents and Supreme Ventures with 5,000 shares falling 15 cents to $1.80.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 10,000 units at $3 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers down 7.50% preference share with 55,000 units closed at $2, there was no change in the prices of these.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 4.59 points to close at 632.93 as 10 stocks traded with 3 advancing and 3 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market, are Blue Power with 50,000 shares and gained 1 cent to $9.06, Caribbean Cream had 1,833,661 units trading 10 cents higher at 75 cents and General Accident with 350,811 units closed with a 5 cents gain at $1.33.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before, are Jamaican Teas 7,218 units at $3.25, Knutsford Express 4,786,253 shares at $5.16, Lasco Distributors 149,349 units at $1.10 and Lasco Financial with 48,265 shares at $1.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are Cargo Handlers with 400 shares as the price slipped 10 cents to $13.90, Caribbean Producers with just 4,952 shares, losing 5 cents in the process, to $2.30 and Lasco Manufacturing with 81,763 units at 9 cents down at 91 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

6 junior market stocks gain on JSE

In Tuesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 9 stocks rose of which 6 were from the junior market and 9 declined as 27 securities changed hands, resulting in 2,612,038 shares trading, valued at $20,761,039.
JSE sum 12-8-14Main Market| The JSE Market Index dropped 706.20 points to 78,337.18 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 789.66 points to close at 71,212.92.
Gains| Stocks that gained, the volume and last traded prices at the end of trading in the main market, are Carreras with 79,952 shares to close with a gain 30 cents at $34.90, Mayberry Investments with 77,500 units, 3 cents higher at $1.68 and National Commercial Bank with 48,815 shares with a 5 cents gain to $18.20.
Firm| The stocks close without a change in price with the volume and last traded prices in the main market, are Caribbean Cement with 10,312 units, closed at $3, Cable & Wireless with just 2,000 shares at 39 cents, Gleaner with 53,477 shares closing at $1.10, Jamaica Producers with 950 shares at $19, Seprod with 1,002 units at $10.50 and Supreme Ventures with 500 shares at $1.95.
Declines| The stocks with losses, volume and last traded prices at the end of trading in the main market, are Grace Kennedy with only 2,750 shares, gave up $1.49 to close at $57.51, Jamaica Broilers traded 32,199 units and lost 1 cent at $4.57, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 23,860 ordinary shares, lost 5 cents to end at $6.95, Pan Jamaican Investment with 1,765 shares as the price dropped $3.50 to $48.50, Proven Investments traded 1,600 ordinary shares at 0.0025 US cent lower at 17.25 US cents Sagicor Group with 1,073,164 shares closed 20 cents lower at $9.15 and Scotia Group 203,410 shares, at 5 cents lower at $18.70.
Preference| There was trading in Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share with 4,442 units at $3 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.25% preference share with 500 units at $2.50.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index rose by 6.88 points to close at 638 as 9 stocks traded with -6 advancing and 2 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market, are Access Financial with 500 shares to gain 13 cents to $10.18, Caribbean Producers 4,090 shares with a gain of 5 cents to close at $2.35, Dolphin Cove with 215,014 shares, gained 5 cents to $7.60, Lasco Distributors with 43,551 units for 3 cents more at $1.10, Lasco Financial with 9,942 shares was up by 4 cents to $1 and Lasco Manufacturing ended with 46,169 shares changing hands at 10 cents higher to $1.
Firm Trades| Jamaican Teas with 3,920 shares traded at $3.25 and was the only active stock in the junior market, to close at the same price as the previous trading day.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are Derrimon Trading with 1,000 units changing hands, lost 23 cents to $2.05, a new 52 weeks low and General Accident with 669,654 shares lost 7 cents to $1.28.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

Moderate & slow trading greets week on JSE

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange was slow and moderate on Monday, the prices of 7 stocks rose and 5 declined as 22 securities changed hands, resulting in 2,489,639 stock units trading, valued at $5,644,710.
JSE 11-8-14Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell moderately by 88.81 points to 71,919.12 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index lost 99.30 points to close at 79,126.841.
Gains| Stocks with gains, volume and last traded prices at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras with a 10 cents gain to $34.60 as it traded 78,100 shares, Jamaica Producers with 7,288 shares to close with a gain of $1.50 at $19, Mayberry gained 10 cents to close at 1.65, with 77,450 units changing hands, National Commercial Bank had only 235 units changing hands, at 15 cents higher to $18.15 and Scotia Investments saw only 4,000 shares changing hands, as the price inched up 3 cents to $21.18.
Firm| The stocks with volume and last traded prices in the main market to close without a change in price are, Caribbean Cement with 150 units at $3, Gleaner with 1,251,430 shares at $1.10, Grace with only 350 units and closed at $59, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 1,000 ordinary shares traded at $7 and Seprod 1,500 units closed at $10.50.
Declines| The stocks with losses, volume and last traded prices at the end of trading in the main market, are Cable & Wireless with 765,000 shares closing at 39 cents as the price lost a cent, Jamaica Broilers lost a cent to end at $4.58 with 3,000 shares, Sagicor Group traded 18,500 shares as the price was lower by 14 cents to close at $9.35 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost $50 cents to end at $6.40 while trading 13,000 units.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 16,815 units at $3 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share 60,000 units at $2.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index rose by 1.25 points to close at 630.64 as only 4 stocks traded with 2 advancing and 1 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market, are, Lasco Distributors that traded 40,000 units to close at $1.07, up a cent and Paramount Trading closing up a cent at $2.69 while trading 105,000 shares.
Firm Trades| General Accident with 33,000 units at $1.35 is the only junior market stock that traded to close at the same price as the trading day before.
Declines| Only one stocks declined in the junior market at the end of trading as Caribbean Producers traded 12,523 units at $2.30, down by 8 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

Prices of 8 stocks rose 2 fell on JSE

In Thursday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 8 stocks rose, 2 declined as 26 securities changed hands, resulting in 5,097,306 shares trading, valued at $14,900,219.
JSE sum 7-8-14Main Market| The JSE Market Index declined by 592.75 points to 71,455.62 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell by 662.80 points to close at 78,608.56.
Gains| Stocks with gains, volume and last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market, are Cable & Wireless with 247,349 units as the price rose 2 cents to 36 cents, Caribbean Cement with 5,000 units, 25 cents higher to $2.75, Desnoes & Geddes 1,667 shares, 8 cents up at $4.10, Jamaica Broilers 1,500,000 shares to close at $4.59 with a 2 cents gain, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 10,000 units for 40 higher at $6.90.
Firm| Stocks with volume and last traded prices in the main market to close without a change in price, are Carreras with 86,330 shares at $34.50, Gleaner with 1,892,256 units at $1.10, Grace Kennedy 3,100 shares at $59, Mayberry Investments with only 340 units, ended at $1.55, National Commercial Bank had only 14,654 shares changing hands at $18.26, Proven Investments 1,500 units at 18 US cents, Sagicor Group with 30,400 shares at $9.25, Scotia Group saw only 10,923 shares changing hands at $19, for Scotia Investments it was 1,666 shares at $20.60 and Supreme Ventures 6,600 units at $1.75.
Preference| Only Jamaica Teas bond with 2,000 units at $100 each traded.
Declines| The only stock to decline at the end of trading in the main market is, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 3,416 shares, while losing 4 cents to end at $6.96.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 1.52 points to close at 626.24 as 9 stocks traded with 3 advancing and 1 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market, are Access Financial with 10,000 shares, gaining 5 cents to $10.05, Caribbean Cream 500,000 shares with an increase of 4 cents to 65 cents and Lasco Distributors with 11,500 units with a cent increase to $1.06.
Firm Trades| The stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are Caribbean Producers with 1,660 shares at $2.38, Consolidated Bakeries with 260,029 stock units at 80 cents, General Accident 306,000 shares at $1.35, Jamaican Teas with 45,364 shares at $3.25 and Medical Disposables with 97,552 shares at $2.
Declines| Paramount Trading with 50,000 shares is the junior market stock to decline as the price fell by 2 cents to $2.68.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 11 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

Main market slips to close week

In Thursday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange the prices of 7 stocks rose and 9 declined as 28 securities changed hands, resulting in 2,930,479 shares trading valued at $16,326,411, ahead of the emancipation holiday on Friday.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index declined by 321.93 points to 71,308.03 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 359.97 points to close at 78,443.53.
JSE sum 31-7-14Gains| Stocks with gains, volume and last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market, are
Berger Paints with 7,338 shares to close with a gain of 4 cents at $1.66, Caribbean Cement with 2,500 units changing hands with a gain of 20 cents to end at $2.60, Carreras 14,184 shares with a gain of 49 cents to $34.20, Proven Investments 350 US dollar ordinary shares, gained 2 US cents to 18 US cents, Sagicor Group with 14,500 units, to close with a gain of 5 cents, at $9.20 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund with only 100 units, the price moved up 5 cents to $6.65.
Firm| The stocks with volume and last traded prices in the main market to close without a change in price, are Cable & Wireless with 1,927 shares at 30 cents, Grace Kennedy 1,745 shares at $56.50, Hardware & Lumber 4,550 shares at $9, Mayberry Investments 1,020 units at $1.55, Scotia Investments 7,000 units at $21 and Seprod 10,048 shares at $10.50.
Declines| The stocks with losses, volume and last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market, are Ciboney with 40,000 shares, declining by 1 cent to 8 cents, Desnoes & Geddes 2,165 shares, down 53 cents to $4.02, Jamaica Broilers 38,680 units to close 6 cents lower at $4.57, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 46,233 ordinary shares, declined by 9 cents to $6.96, Kingston Wharves 91,000 shares, the price declined by 25 cents to $5, National Commercial Bank with 503,434 shares, declined by 3 cents to $18.90, Pan Jamaican Investment 280 shares, with the price slipping a cent to $48.02 and Scotia Group with 8,906 shares, eased down by a cents to $19.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share, traded 251,125 units at $3, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share with 1,109,863 units at $2 and Proven Investments 8% preference share with 9,700 units at $5.05.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index rose by 0.16 points to close at 610.04 as 5 stocks traded with one advancing and one declining.
Gains| Lasco Distributors is the only junior market stock gaining at the end of trading, as 500 shares traded to close 1 cents higher at $1.01
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Caribbean Producers 458,858 shares at $2.45, Honey Bun with 13,942 shares at $2.30 and Lasco Financial 3,340 units, to close at 90 cents.
Declines| General Accident with 287,191 shares, was the only stock declining in the junior market at the end of trading, as the price slipped by a cent to $1.36
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.