19 stocks rose only 3 fell on JSE

Hardware & Lumber gained $1.25 to a new high of $12 in response to news that Grace is in negotiation to sell their interest in the company

Hardware & Lumber gained $1.25 to a new high of $12 in response to news that Grace is in negotiation to sell their interest in the company

There were only three stocks declining on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, while 18 stocks rose, compared with the last traded prices on Thursday, but the main market indices dropped more than 500 points as Scotia Group fell back to $25.16. The market closed with 19 stocks rising, 8 of which closed at 52 weeks’ high, 3 declining as 28 securities changed hands, well down from the 41 that traded on Thursday. In the end a total of 5,475,513 units valued at $56,463,857 traded, in all market segments.
The rally started last year fuelled by falling money market rates with Treasury bill rate falling from over 9 percent to below 7 percent. The current rally is be fuelled by rising profits from the majority of companies reporting first quarter results.
The JSE Market Index lost 507.33 points to 98,992.10, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 567.23 points to close at 109,396.05 and the JSE combined index declined 237.32 points to close at 101,419.02.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with offers that were lower.
JSE sum 15-5-15Stocks in the main market trading to close at a 52 weeks’ high, are Berger Paints, Desnoes & Geddes, Hardware & Lumber, Jamaica Stock Exchange, JMMB Group and Mayberry Investments. In trading, Barita Investments ended with 622,050 shares changing hands to close at $2.35, Berger Paints closed with 55,162 shares trading, 27 cents higher at $2.35, Cable & Wireless finished trading with 619,569 shares to gain 1 cent to 47 cents, Caribbean Cement saw trading in 3,351 shares, to close 1 cent higher at $4.21. Carreras closed with 32,376 shares changing hands to close 35 cents up at $49.35, Desnoes & Geddes finished trading with 14,650 shares and gained 10 cents in trading to close at $7.20, Grace Kennedy concluded trading with 307,283 units trading with the last price unchanged at $64.50, Hardware & Lumber completed trading in 9,092 shares changing hands and jumped $1.20 at $12 as investors responded to news that Grace is discussing selling their stake in the company. Jamaica Broilers had dealing in 48,730 units traded at $5.16 to remain unchanged at the end. Jamaica Stock Exchange contributed 244,616 shares, the price jumped 60 cents or 21 percent in response to the company’s huge jump in their first quarter results showing profit of $87 million or 62 cents and ended at $3.50. Trading was halted for an hour after the price exceeded 15 percent. JMMB Group ended with 27,855 shares changing hands to close up by 10 cents at $9.60, Mayberry Investments closed with 12,289 shares trading at $3,after adding 12 cents, National Commercial Bank finished trading with 468,084 units unchanged at $30.50. Pan Jamaican Investment ended trading with 14,769 units 12 cents higher, at $58.25, Sagicor Group closed with 191,168 shares trading 15 cents lower at $12. Scotia Group finished trading with 88,383 shares changing hands to close 84 cents lower at $25.16, Seprod saw trading in 335,400 shares ending 25 cents up at $18.50 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share ended with 68,650 units trading with a 5 cents rise to $2.15.

21 stocks fell 9 rose & 4 new highs

Mayberry traded 2.7 million shares to close at $2.88.

Mayberry traded 2.7 million shares to close at $2.88.

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in 41 securities changed hands with the prices of 9 stocks rising, 21 declining and ending with 5,742,458 units trading, valued at only $25,119,327, in all market segments. The last minute trade in some stocks with just a few units, raises questions about their validity.
The number of securities trading on Thursday is by far the largest, since IC Insider has been reporting from 2013. At the close, JSE Market Index gained 404.52 points to 99,499.43, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 452.29 points to close at 109,963.28, after trading over 110,000 points during the day and the JSE combined index gained 356.44 points to close at 101,656.34. JSe sum 14-5-15There were 4 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ high in the entire market.
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 5 with offers that were lower.
Stocks trading include, Barita Investments closed trading with 151,783 shares to end 11 cents lower at $2.26, Berger Paints had 9,858 shares trading with a gain of 8 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $2.08, Cable & Wireless lost altitude by dropping 2 cents in trading 723,882 units, to end at 46 cents. Caribbean Cement trading 315,244 shares with the price falling to $4.20 rising back to $5, Desnoes & Geddes closed at $7.10 with 15,300 units trading, Grace Kennedy traded 106,525 shares to close down by 50 cents at $64.50 after trading as high as $65.25. The stock is unlikely to get any help in trading for the next few days as they reported lower profits in the March quarter with profit of $589 million versus $833 million in 2014. Hardware & Lumber traded just 1,750 shares to lose 25 cents to $10.75, Mayberry Investments traded 2,735,521 units up $3 but fell back to closed at $2.88, All the Mayberry shares were purchased through Mayberry Investments, JSE fn qts 14-5-15with JMMB Securities virtually all units with most being sold from JMMB inventory and bought by Mayberry for in house purposes. National Commercial Bank closed with a 51 cents loss with 92,298 shares trading to close at $30.50, Sagicor Group had just 14,630 shares trading at $12.15. Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 68 cents with 9,427 shares trading, to end at $7.28, following first quarter report showing a big jump in profit to $570 million, from $242 million, in 2014, as the acquisition of a hotel in Montego Bay pumped up revenues and profit in the quarter, in the best period for income in the hotel sector. Salada Foods gained 25 cents with just 2,672 shares trading at $9.25, Scotia Investments ended shedding 25 cents while trading 2,150 shares to end at $24.75, Seprod ended with 120,515shares trading at $18.25 and Proven Investments had 5,000 shares trading to close at an all-time high of 21.25 US cents.

JSE cooled but 16 stocks still rise

NCB gained $1.01 to close at a new 41/2 years' high of $31.01

NCB gained $1.01 to close at a new 41/2 years’ high of $31.01

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 16 stocks rising, 3 declining as 29 securities changed hands, ending in 4,719,789 units trading, valued at $62,109,230, in all market segments.
The JSE Market Index declined 29.63 points to 99,094.91, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 33.14 points to close at 109,510.99 and the JSE combined index gained 49.81 points to close at 101,299.90, the latter due to the rise of junior market stocks.
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 with offers that were lower. This reading is well down from the double digits bids being higher for several days and may be an indication that price gains going forward for now may be cooling, that is the norm after results are out for the first quarter. JSE sum 13-5-15Another indicator of a slowing market is the number of new 52 weeks’ high have slowed with just 1 in the junior market and 3 in the main market.
Stocks changing hands includes, Cable & Wireless that traded 549,019 units to close unchanged at 48 cents, Caribbean Cement closed with 120,167 units trading, falling by 55 cents to $4.50, Carreras ended with a rise of 89 cents to $49 with 19,919 shares, Desnoes & Geddes traded 170,755 units at $7.11 up by 9 cents. Grace Kennedy traded unchanged at $65 with 46,504 shares, Jamaica Broilers closed down by 9 cents to end at $5.16 after trading at an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $5.50 with 95,942 shares being active, Jamaica Producers traded 8,502 shares at $18.52 and gained 2 cents. JMMB Group closed with 66,855 shares trading at a new 52 weeks’ high of $9.55 after gaining 5 cents, Kingston Wharves had 49,000 units trading to end 10 cents higher at $6.12,JSE fn qts 13-5-15 National Commercial Bank closed $1.01 higher to a new 52 weeks’ high with 1,257,840 shares and ended at $31.01, after trading most at $30 and $30.50. Pan Jamaican closed with 17,824 units trading to end higher by 30 cents at $58.11. Proven Investments had 46,355 shares changing hands at 21 US cents, Radio Jamaica had just 2,936 units trading, to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $2.40 as the stock gained 21 cents, at the close. Sagicor Group traded 113,272 shares to end higher by 6 cents at $12.16, Salada Foods had 40,000 units trading to end at $9, having fallen by 50 cents, Scotia Group traded 341,246 shares to close at $26 for a gain of 97 cents and Supreme Ventures had 100,000 units trading to end at $3.95.

Juniors a new record on Wednesday

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Jamaican stocks prices are still cruising on a high with the junior market hitting JSE int 13-5-15new high for the third day in a row and the main market continuing to move away from resistance heading towards 115,000 point, the next major level to cross.
The junior market has so far traded 10 securities and the main market 19 securities trading and resulted in 4.58 million units changing hands. A total of 18 stocks rose in price and 2 declined so far.
National Commercial Bank with 1,249,594 shares trading up to $31 is the big trade of the day so far, Jamaica Broilers Group traded 76,652 units up $5.5o for a 52 weeks’ high.

JSE back at August 2008 levels

Scotia rose to $27 during trading to help push market on Monday

Scotia rose to $27 during trading to help push market on Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange closed Monday at a 82 months’ high, taking it back to August 2008, just before the market tanked, ahead of rising interest rates locally.
Today’s trading resulted in the prices of 13 stocks rising, 9 declining as 32 securities changed hands, ending in 3,376,261 units trading, valued at $34,457,428, in all market segments with the market indices continuing to record gains. The market closed with 6 new 52 weeks high in the junior and main market.
TheJSE Market Index gained 1,291.03 points to 98,710.56, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 1,443.44 points to close at 109,081.28 and the JSE Combined Index closed at 100,708.70 with a gain of 1,293.92 points. JSE sum 11-5-15The JSE All Jamaican Composite index closed at the highest level since it closed on August 28, 2008 at 109,877.58. Based on Monday’s close, the market has now crossed over the resistance trend line, just below today’s close. With Scotia Group pulling back from today‘s high of $27, there is no certainty that it will remain above resistance at the close on Tuesday, even if it does not pull back, the 115,000 mark, just 6,000 points away, is likely to be a real test as most first quarter results would have been released this week.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 11 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with offers that were lower.
Stocks trading include, Berger Paints trading 2,705 shares at $1.80 after shedding 15 cents. Cable & Wireless ended with 196,631 JSE qts 11-5-15shares to close up 3 cents at 46 cents, Caribbean Cement ended with 15,074 units with the price falling 49 cents to $4.50, Carreras traded just 2,000 shares and declined 85 cents to $48.10, Desnoes & Geddes traded 252,106 shares $6.90 while adding 30 cents, Gleaner finished trading 886,808 units at $1, Jamaica Broilers ended trading with 7,634 shares at a new 52 weeks’ high of $5.25 after posting a gain of 45 cents. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with 607,587 units and lost 3 cents at $2.90, JMMB Group closed with 35,677 shares at $9.10, for a gain of 39 cents. Mayberry Investments had dealing in only 1,669 shares to close at $2.80, to gain 5 cents, while National Commercial Bank contributed 845,891 shares at $30. Radio Jamaica traded gained 19 cents while 25,185 shares traded at a new 52 weeks’ high of $2.19, Sagicor Group completed trading with 191,940 units at $12, with a 10 cents loss. Scotia Group traded 16,348 shares to close at $25.02 to lose 98 cents compared to Friday’s close but traded at a new intraday high of $27. Scotia Investments had 10,000 units trading at $24.60 to gain 10 cents and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 50,000 units at $2.11.

Will JSE scale resistance?

Scotia closed at a new 52 weeks' high on Friday at $26

Scotia closed at a new 52 weeks’ high on Friday at $26

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 10 stocks rising, 7 declining as 29 securities changed hands, ending in 6,141,061 units trading, valued at $71,781,428, in all market segments.
The big question with some profit taking on Friday is whether the market has enough fuel to clear resistance around 109,000 points on the all Jamaica Composite index on this leg of the rally, or will it have to wait until summer, when the market usually resumes it advance after what is normally a softening after mid-May. Even if it does scale the pending resistance there is another at 115,000 points which is likely to be the first real test before it moves on.
In the first hour of trading on Friday the all Jamaica Composite index was up 653.67 points to 108,085.44 and the JSE index put on 584.65 to 97,819.86, sometime after the indices slipped back with a fall in the price of a number of large company stocks. JSE sum 8-5-15At the close, theJSE Market Index advanced 184.32 points to 97,419.53, theJSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 206.07 points to close at 107,637.84 and the JSE combined index gained 287.20 points to close at 99,424.78.
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 5 with offers that were lower.
In trading, Barita Investments ended with 100,000 shares changing hands, 1 cent higher, at $2.31. Caribbean Cement closed with 66,000 units trading at $4.99 with a 1 cent slippage, Desnoes & Geddes finished trading with 264,406 shares to end at $6.60, by shedding 40 cents, Grace Kennedy saw trading in 13,244 units unchanged at $65.50, Jamaica Broilers ended with 40,831 shares trading but lost 20 cents to $4.80. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with 375,000 units changing hands but remained at $2.93, JMMB Group finished trading with a fall of 29 cents with 867,080 shares to end at $8.71. Mayberry Investments concluded trading with 203,163 shares and gained 10 cents, at $2.75,JSE fn qts 8-5-15 National Commercial Bank ended unchanged at $30, in trading 126,642 units, Sagicor Group had dealing in 157,550 units and ended at $12.10, with a 10 cents increase. Scotia Group contributed 1,967,501 shares with a $50 million value to close at a new 52 weeks high of $26 after rising $1, Seprod ended trading with 36,900 shares at $18.25, down 25 cents and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded closed with 148,603 at $3.10.
The stocks to watch for the week ahead include Barita with a bid at $2.30 with one offer at $5, Cable & Wireless with the bid of 44 cents, last sale 43 cents, Jamaica Producers with the bid of $18.52 and an offer at $25. JMMB Group having a bid at $8.72 versus last sale of $8.71, National Commercial Bank is well supported by NCB Capital Market with an undisclosed amount being bought at $30, Mayberry bid $2.75 to but 128,962 units. Pan Jamaican Investment bid at $58 and no stock on offer. Radio Jamaica with a last selling price of $2 and a bid at $2.20 and Scotia Investments with a bid at $24.80 against a last sale price of $24.50.

18 gains 10 new highs – Tuesday

H&L gained 35% or $2.65 to $10.15 on Tuesday

H&L gained 35% or $2.65 to $10.15 on Tuesday

The closing main market indices do not tell the full tale of activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, as the day closed with 10 new at 52 weeks’ high and with advancing stocks out numbering declining stocks, by a wide margin as 60 percent of stocks trading increased in price. During the early morning, trading in two stocks was halted having exceeded the 15 percent circuit breaker maximum price movement initially.
Hardware and Lumber one of the stocks after an hour freeze in the trade went through with a gain of 29.70 percent but Radio Jamaica price of $3 that the stock had attempted trading at, was well over the 30 percent allowed and was cancelled. Ciboney price gained more than thirty percent from the last price but the bid on the previous day was such that the trade could take place unimpeded as the benchmark for the 15 percent was the bid price in the case. The market closed with the prices of 18 stocks rising, 5 declining, with 30 securities changing hands, ending in 7,028,882 units trading, valued at $46,086,343, in all market segments.
JSE sum 5-5-15 Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained just 11.21 points to 95,493.85, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 12.53 points to close at 105,484.85 and the JSE combined index gained 181.45 points to close at 97,599.81.
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 2 with offers that were lower.
In trading, Caribbean Cement ended with 50,000 units to close higher by 80 cents to end at $5, a new 52 weeks’ high, Carreras closed with 18,000 shares trading as the price jumped $2.82 to $50, a new 52 weeks’ high. Ciboney finished with 500,000 units and put on 2 cents to close at 9 cents, Desnoes & Geddes finished trading with 500 shares and gained of 2 cents to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $6.51. Grace Kennedy concluded trading with just 10,193 units, 11 cents higher at $64.12, Hardware & Lumber had trading of 4,000 shares, the price climbed $2.65 to end at $10.15, Jamaica Broilers contributed 176,408 shares but the price gained by 9 cents to $5, JMMB Group finished trading with 1,026,000 units to close at $8.30, for a new 52 weeks’ high. Mayberry Investments had dealing in 120,581 units with a gain on 1 cent to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $2.80, JSE cl qts 5-5-15National Commercial Bank contributed 275,391 shares to trading and ended higher by 51 cents at $30.50, Pan Jamaican Investment ended with 169,314 units trading, 51 cents higher at $57.51. Sagicor Group closed with 160,357 shares traded with a gain of 20 cents to $12.20, a new 52 weeks’ high. Scotia Group finished with 30,305 shares as the price ended at $25, Seprod finished trading with 64,600 units to close at $18.50, Supreme Ventures concluded trading with 755,156 shares as the rice rose 39 cents to end at $3.90, a new 52 weeks’ high. Proven Investments had trading in 25,994 units with the price falling .001 us cents to end at 20.99 us cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share finished trading with 180,097 units with a decline of 20 cents to $3 and Proven Investments 8% preference share closed with 64,240 units as the price slipped 5 cents to $5.

JSE on a gallop to 31/2 year high

Bull2_150X150As if to make up for lost time the Jamaica Stock Exchange is now on a gallop, putting in another day of outsized gains. The market unlike most of the past 5 days, shot out of the box with a number of trades within 5 minutes of opening. By the close the prices of 16 securities rose with 8 of them closing at 52 weeks’ high and pushing the market to its highest level since mid-November 2011.
The prices of only 2 stocks declined as 23 securities changed hands, ending in 3,992,674 units trading, valued at $35,124,269, in all market segments. Even the junior market that has been a laggard this year, moved up sharply on Friday and is now just 29 points away from its all-time high reached in 2013. JSE sum - 1-5-15
The JSE Market Index gained 2,824.66 points to 96,089.09, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 3,158.10 points to close at 106,150.35, just below the level reached on November 11, 2011 and the JSE Combined Index leaped 2,890.21 points to close at 97,932.95.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and with offers that were lower.
In trading, Cable & Wireless ended with 1,037,588 units to close lower by 4 cents at 48 cents, Caribbean Cement with 902,807 shares changing hands, closed higher by 15 cents to $4,in continued response to excellent Q1 results. Carreras finished with 8,774 shares trading with a gain of 42 cents to a new 52 weeks’ high of $47.50, Desnoes & Geddes finished trading with only 28,000 shares, gaining 47 cents to a new 52 weeks’ high of $6.49, Grace Kennedy concluded trading with 172,590 shares but the price dropped 39 cents to $63.60, Jamaica Broilers ended up trading 66,500 units to close with a gain of 35 cents to $5.10. Jamaica Producers finished trading with just 2,812 shares, with the price rising $1.25 to $18.50.JSE fn qts 1-5-15 There was dealing in 168,500 units of Mayberry Investments as the stock put on 5 cents to close at a new 52 weeks’ high of $2.65, National Commercial Bank contributed 433,054 shares to end with an increase of 42 cents to close at a new 52 weeks’ high of $30.50, the stock traded as high as $31. Sagicor Group ended with 212,335 units changing hands and put on 52 cents, to a new 52 weeks’ high of $11.53 after trading as high as $12.20. Scotia Group closed with 8,627 units and put on $2.26 to a new 52 weeks’ high of $25.49, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 140,900 units to end at $2.30 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share had 80,000 units changing hands at $3.20.

JSE jumps Thursday up 11% for April

NCB closed at a new 52 weeks' high at $30.08 and is up 77% from the low in summer last year.

NCB closed at a new 52 weeks’ high at $30.08 and is up 77% from the low in summer last year.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange, ended on another strong note, with the largest number of stocks gaining for a long time. The market closed out April with big gains for the month. At the end of March the all Jamaica Composite Index was at 92,415.82 and gained 10,576.43 points or 11.4 percent during April.
The strong market activity on Thursday, resulted in the prices of 23 stocks rising, 5 declining as 34 securities changed hands, ending in 7,695,548 units trading, valued at $109,643,238, in all market segments. The JSE Market Index gained 1,987.22 points to 93,264.43, the JSE sm 30-4-15JSE All Jamaican Composite index jumped 2,221.80 points to close at 102,992.25 and the JSE combined index gained 2,133.14 points to close at 95,042.74. At one point during trading, the market recorded more than 3,000 points gain on the all Jamaica Composite index.
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 only 2 with offers that were lower. This out turn indicates another strong day ahead for price movements.
The main stocks trading| Caribbean Cement traded only 100 shares, gained 55 cents to end at $3.85, but closed with the bid at $3.88, Carreras ended trading with 31,886 shares to close at a new 52 weeks’ high of $47.08, but ended with a bid at $47.49, followed by Desnoes & Geddes with only 500 units in closing at a new 52 weeks’ high of $6.02. Hardware & Lumber had only 480 units changing hands, gained 45 cents to end at $7.50,JSE fn qts 30-4-15 Jamaica Broilers closed with 24,500 shares at $4.75, after falling by 35 cents, Jamaica Producers lost 25 cents with 60,000 shares to end at $17.25. JMMB Group gained 50 cents and closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $8 with 13,250 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves traded 16,105 units with the price declining 56 cents to $5.95. Mayberry Investments had 711,200 units changing hands a new 52 weeks’ high of $2.60, National Commercial Bank traded 3,066,787 shares between $29.50 and the closing price and closed with a gain of $1.58 at a new 52 weeks’ high of $30.08. Pan Jamaican Investment price fell $3 with only 885 units trading at $57, Sagicor Group had 290,390 shares and closed 21 cents higher for a new 52 weeks’ high of $11.01. Scotia Group traded 58,380 shares to gain 25 cents and end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $23.25, Scotia Investments traded just 910 units to gain $2.90 and closed at $27, Seprod had only 630 units trading, to end at $18.50 and Supreme Ventures traded 515,400 units to close at $3.50, but traded as high as $3.75, for a new 52 weeks intraday high.

JSE now at 40 months’ high

Carreras closed $2 higher, at a new 52 weeks' high of $47 on Wednesday.

Carreras closed $2 higher, at a new 52 weeks’ high of $47 on Wednesday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange had another robust day of trading with several stocks rising and few declining, with the index hitting a near 40 months high and with 9 stocks trading at new 52 weeks, high and 7 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ high.
Trading resulted in the prices of 15 stocks rising, 4 declining as 22 securities changed hands, ending in 2,104,274 units trading, valued at $19,545,760, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 1,419.14 points to 91,277.21, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,586.66 points to close at 100,770.45 and the JSE Combined Index gained 1,533.53 points to close at 92,909.60. The market is at its highest since January 5, 2012 when it closed then at 101,108.42 on the all Jamaican Composite index.JSE sum 29-4-15
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 16 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with offers that were lower.
Wednesday session closed with, Caribbean Cement gained 30 cents in trading 91,665 units at $3.30, Carreras having 4,200 units changing hands to end with a gain of $2, at a new 52 weeks’ high of $47, Gleaner closed with 295,600 shares being active to end at 95 cents, up by 5 cents. Grace Kennedy put on 51 cents with 198,238 shares traded, at $63.50, Jamaica Broilers traded 14,200 units at a new 52 weeks’ high of $5.10,for a 30 cents increase, JMMB Group traded 151,000 units at $7.50, Kingston Wharves
traded 66,666 shares at $6.51,as the price fell 46 cents. Mayberry Investments traded 200,000 units at a new 52 weeks’ high of $2.55, after putting on 30 cents on the price.JSE fn qts 29-4-15 National Commercial Bank had 17,584 units changing hands for 50 cents higher to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $28.50. Sagicor Group traded 6,755 shares at a new 52 weeks’ high of $10.80, after gaining 14 cents, Scotia Group exchanged 10,923 shares for a new 52 weeks’ high of $23, with an increase of 28 cents, Supreme Ventures gained 30 cents in trading 20,000 units, at a new 52 weeks’ high of $3.50. Proven Investments traded 55,171 ordinary shares at 20 US cents, for a 2 cents increase, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share, traded 185,000 units at $2.10 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 54,700 units at $3.20.