Large drop for JSE main market index – Tuesday

Scotia Group closed with the offer at $58, well below the last traded price.

Prices of 20 securities rose and 9 declined when the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday but a sharp fall during the day by Scotia Group, sank the main market indices by more than 2,800 points.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaica Composite Index diving 3,116.64 points to 381,098.52 and the JSE Index dropping 2,839.61 points to close at 347,223.86.
Market activities resulted in 33 securities trading, including 3 in the US dollar market compared to 32 securities trading on Monday. Sterling Investments jumped to a record close following an announcement of a proposed stock split and rights issue.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 7 closing with lower offers.
The main market ended with 24,501,665 units valued at $302,847,453 compared to 2,957,550 units valued at over $67,644,851 changing hands on Monday.
The day’s volume was led by, JMMB Group 7.50% preference dominated traded with 12,856,800 units and 52.47 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Sagicor Group with 3,109,728 shares accounting for 12.7 percent of main market volume and Wisynco Group with 2,530,222 units and just 10.3 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 844,885 units valued at over $10,443,016, in contrast to 101,984 shares valued at $2,332,581 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 387,743 shares valued $4,414,023, compared to 360,577 shares valued $4,034,759 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.50 to finish at $49.50, trading 10,500 shares, Grace Kennedy rose 83 and finished trading 412,044 shares at $58, Jamaica Broilers dropped $1.05 in trading 90,832 stock units, to close at $26, Jamaica Producers lost 50 cents and finished trading 1,102,131 units at $26.50, Kingston Wharves jumped $5 and finished at $74, with 3,626 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments lost 30 cents and settled at $8.50, exchanging 4,700 units, NCB Financial Group climbed $4.98 and ended trading of 132,380 shares at $120, PanJam Investment fell $3.46 and closed at $53.50, while exchanging 129,129 stock units, Sagicor Group gained 50 cent to settle at $39, in the exchange of 3,109,728 shares, Salada Foods ended trading 100 stock units and rose $1 to end at $19. Scotia Group lost $1 in trading 243,253 units at $62.01, Sterling Investments jumped $2.02 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high at $16.52, with 28,864 shares changing hands,Sygnus Credit Investments traded 2,361,804 shares and jumped $1.67 to close at $13.72, Stanley Motta gained 46 cents to $5.31 trading 170,600 shares, Supreme Ventures added 50 cents and ended at $16.50 with an exchange of 25,610 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments lost 19 cents and concluded trading 168,538 stock units at $3.70 and Wisynco Group rose 25 cents and finished at $9.10, with 2,530,222 units.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 110,523 units valued at $34,145 as JMMB Group 5.75% preference share declined by 1 cents completed trading of 10,845 at $2, JMMB Group 6% preference share lost 5 cents completed trading of 10,845 at $1.01, Proven Investments traded 66,878 shares at 22 US cents after falling by 1 cent and Sygnus Credit Investments USD Ordinary share traded 30,300 units losing 1 cent at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced 4.42 points to close at 166.44.

JSE main market retreats on Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed, with the All Jamaica Composite Index losing 2,368.58 points to 384,215.16 and the JSE Index dipping 2,158.04 points to 350,063.47.
Market activities resulted in 32 securities trading, including 3 in the US dollar market compared to 31 securities trading on Friday. The prices of 10 stocks rose, 11 declined and 11 closed, unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 closing with a lower offer.
The main market ended with 2,957,550 units valued at over $67,644,851 compared to 10,467,731 units valued at $82,276,433 changing hands on Friday.
The day’s volume was led by, Wisynco Group with 1,164,093 units and 39.4 percent of the day’s volume and Scotia Group with 243,253 units.
Trading resulted in an average of 101,984 units valued at over $2,332,581, in contrast to 348,924 shares valued at $2,742,548 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 360,577 shares valued $4,034,759, compared to 376,915 shares valued $4,149,025 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments lost $1.50 to close at $17 trading 23,551 shares, Grace Kennedy lost 83 and finished trading 94,795 shares at $57.17, Jamaica Broilers dived $5.44 in trading 68,512 stock units, to close at $27.05, Jamaica Producers gained $2.45 and finished trading 23,000 units at $27, Kingston Wharves declined $3.50 and finished at $69, with 7,519 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments gained 80 cents and settled at $8.80, exchanging 5,632 units, NCB Financial Group climbed $4.92 and ended trading of 157,027 shares at $115.02, Sagicor Group gained 50 cents to settle at $38.50, in the exchange of 162,322 shares, Salada Foods ended trading 100 stock units and rose $1 to end at $19. Scotia Group lost $1 in trading 243,253 units at $62.01, Sygnus Credit Investments traded just 2,350 shares but lost 95 cents to close at $12.05, Supreme Ventures fell 45 cents and ended at $16 with an exchange of 81,842 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments rose 25 cents and concluded trading 101,842 stock units at $3.89.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 39,200 units valued at $14,546 as JMMB Group 6% preference share rose 1 cents completed trading of 10,000 at $1.06, Proven Investments traded 7,500 at 22 US cents after falling by 1 cent and Sygnus Credit Investments USD Ordinary share traded 21,700 units losing 1 cent at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 4.92 points to close at 162.02.

NCB continues to bounce around on JSE

NCB Financial stock closed at $110 after hitting $125 on Friday.

NCB Financial share price bounced around on Friday similar as it was on Thursday. Seconds after opening, the price was driven to $125, pushing the market sharply up, but it continued to bounce around during the day and finally ended at $110.
The market closed, with the All Jamaica Composite Index gaining a mere 5.04 points to 386,583.74 and the JSE Index rose just 4.59 points to 352,221.51. Market activities resulted in 31 securities trading, including 1 in the US dollar market compared to 29 securities trading on Thursday.
At the end of trading, the prices of 13 stocks rose, 11 declined and 7 closed, unchanged. JMMB Group traded at 52 weeks’ high of $34.50 and PanJam Investment hit a high of $59 but they both closed lower at the close.
The main market ended with 10,467,731 units valued at $82,276,433 compared to 2,861,546 units valued at $139,051,316 changing hands on Thursday.
The day’s volume was led by, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share with 5,971,000 units, 57 percent of total volume traded, followed by Carreras with 1,556,951 units and 14.87 percent of main market volume and Wisynco Group with 983,953 units 9.4 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 348,924 units valued at over $2,742,548, in contrast to 105,983 shares valued at $5,150,049 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 376,915 shares valued $4,149,025, compared to 378,872 shares valued $4,253,986 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints rose 50 cents to close at $22 trading 7,934 shares, Caribbean Cement lost $1.95 and finished trading 1,513 shares at $48, Jamaica Broilers jumped $1.24 in traded 83,050 stock units, to close at $32.49, Jamaica Producers lost $2.45 and finished trading 204,445 units at $24.55, Kingston Wharves jumped $4 and finished at $72.50, with 3,112 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments shed 30 cents and settled at $8, exchanging 213,025 units, Sagicor Group fell $1.25 to settle at $38, in the exchange of 108,965 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost $1 to settle at $11.00, with 176,754 shares. Seprod finished trading at $46.80, after falling 20 cents trading 9,397 shares, Stanley Motta lost 30 cents to end trading of 14,100 stock units at $4.80, Supreme Ventures gained 34 cents and ended at $16.45, trading 160,439 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments traded just 1,934 shares and rose 71 cents to close at $13 and Wisynco Group lost 15 cents to finish at $8.85, with 983,953 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 14,159 units valued at $3,109 as Proven Investments was the sole stock trading at 22 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 0.16 points to close at 166.94.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.

NCB plunges All Jamaica to 11,805 points fall

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NCB dropped $13 on Thursday.

The main market of Jamaica Stock Exchange All Jamaica Composite Index dropped 11,805.54 points from its 398,386.05 peak on Thursday as the price of NCB Financial was cut from $124.99 at the peak for the day to $110 at the close.
The main market with less than a minute of the market’s opening surged sharply by 5,783 points to within less than 1,614 points of the critical 400,000 mark on the All Jamaica Composite Index.
The market closed, with the All Jamaica Composite Index plunging 6,023.92 points to 386,578.70 and the JSE Index dropping 5,488.47 points to 352,216.9. Market activities resulted in just 29 securities trading, including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 29 securities trading on Wednesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 9 stocks rose, 13 declined and 7 closed, unchanged. Three stocks traded at 52 weeks’ high but only one held on to the gains at the close.
The main market ended with 2,861,546 units valued at $139,051,316 compared to 6,162,805 units valued at $201,094,929 changing hands, on Wednesday.
The day’s volume was led by, NCB Financial Group with 967,108 units, 33.8 percent of total volume traded, followed by Carreras with 349,836 units and 12.23 percent of main market volume and Wisynco Group with 320,465 units 11.2 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 105,983 units valued at over $5,150,049, in contrast to 228,252 shares valued at $7,447,960 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 378,872 shares valued $4,253,986, compared to 409,365 shares valued $3,936,656 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments rose 10 cents to closed at a 52 weeks’ high at $18.60 trading 23,085 shares, after peaking at $19.50 earlier in the day. Caribbean Cement jumped $2.45 and finished trading 51,830 shares at $49.95, Grace Kennedy gained $1 ending trading at $58, with 52,990 shares. Jamaica Broilers lost 75 cents in traded 42,294 stock units, at $31.25, with Jamaica Producers rose 20 cents and finished trading 43,944 units at $27, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $8 after falling 20 cents in the exchange of 24,477 shares, JMMB Group ended 50 cents higher at $32.50, in exchanging 71,988 shares after it reached a 52 weeks’ high of $33.50. Kingston Wharves dropped $3.50 and finished at $68.50, with 9,171 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Equities gained 36 cents and settled at $8.30, exchanging 3,357 units, NCB Financial Group dived $13 and ended trading 967,108 shares at $110. Sagicor Group fell 60 cents to settle at $39.25, in the exchange of 67,713 shares, Seprod finished trading at $46.80, after falling 20 cents trading 9,397 shares, Stanley Motta lost 30 cents to end trading of 14,100 stock units at $4.80, Sygnus Credit Investments traded 20,756 shares and lost 21 cents to close at $12.29 and Wisynco Group finished 20 cents higher at $9 with 320,465 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 5,066 units valued at $1,447 as JMMB Group 6 % preference share completed trading of 400 units with a loss of 1 cent to end at $1.05 and Proven Investments ended trading with 4,666 shares and declined 0.10 cents at 22 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 1.70 points to close at 167.10.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.

JSE All Jamaica surges 7,458 points to record close

The main market of Jamaica Stock Exchange surged to the highest level ever on Wednesday with the All Jamaica Composite Index surging 7,458.32 points to a new record close of 392,602.62 and the JSE Index jumping 6,795.37 points to a record close at 357,705.39.
Market activities resulted in just 29 securities trading, including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 33 securities trading on Tuesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 12 stocks rose, 12 declined and 5 closed trading, unchanged. Three stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high at the close.
The main market ended with 6,162,805 units valued $201,094,929 compared to 4,785,990 units valued at $69,191,788 changing hands, on Tuesday.
The day’s volume was led by, Sagicor Group  with 4,574,803 units, 74.23 percent of the volume traded, followed by Jamaica Stock Exchange with 547,640 and 8.9 percent of main market volume and Carreras with 507,942 units and 8.24 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 228,252 units valued at an average of $7,447,960, in contrast to 149,562 units valued at over $2,162,243 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 409,365 shares valued $3,936,656, compared to 433,603 shares valued $4,116,343 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments jumped $2.80 to closed at a record $18.50, trading 8,800 shares, Berger Paints fell 50 cents to $21.50, with 2,525 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cement lost 75 cents to finish at $47.50, trading 15,870 shares, Grace Kennedy declined by 50 cents and ended trading of 25,183 shares at $57.00, JMMB Group climbed $1 and ended at record $33, with 9,700 shares trading. Kingston Wharves gained $2 and finished at $72 trading 500 stock units, Mayberry Investments gained 36 cents and settled at $8.30, exchanging 3,357 units, NCB Financial Group climbed $3 and ended trading 19,217 shares at $123. Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose $1 to $12 with the trading of 47,657 units, Salada Foods lost $1 to end trading 8,600 stock units at $18, Scotia Group traded 4,883 units after rising $1 to a record closing high of $63 and Sygnus Credit Investments lost $1.03 in trading 58,536 shares to end at $12.50.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 29,915 units valued at $14,950 as Productivity Business ended trading increased 0.20 cents and completed trading at 55 US cents with 25,300 shares and Proven Investments ended trading with 4,615 shares and declined 0.10 cents to 22 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index  lost 0.76 points to close at 168.80. The JSE USD Equities Index increased 0.04 points to close at 169.56. IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.

12 day record run ends for JSE stocks

The main market of Jamaica Stock Exchange shot to a new record high on Tuesday putting the All Jamaica Composite Index at 391,561.55 points and the JSE index at 356,765.86 but falling prices of NCB Financial and Kingston Wharves put the halt to the 12 days of unbroken record run.
Shortly after hitting the intraday high, 300,000 of NCB Financial shares were sold between $119.65 down to $110.01 dragging the market into negative territory, but the trading of 55,007 shares after ward lifted the price to $120 at the close.
The market closed, with the All Jamaica Composite Index falling 693.30 points to close at 385,144.30 and the JSE Index losing 631.67 points to close at 350,910.02.

NCB Financial Group fell $6 to $120.

Market activities resulted in just 34 securities trading, including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 33 securities trading on Monday. At the end of trading, the prices of 14 stocks rose, 13 declined and 7 closed trading, unchanged. Three stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high at the close.
The main market ended with 4,785,990 units valued at $69,191,788 compared to 10,670,045 units valued $110,767,731 changing hands, on Monday.
The day’s volume was led by, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share with 1.5 million units, 31.34 percent of the volume traded, followed by JMMB Group 7.25% preference share with 1 million and 20.9 percent of main market volume and Victoria Mutual Investments with 474,825 units and 9.9 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 149,562 units valued at over $2,162,243, in contrast to 333,439 shares valued at $3,461,492 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 409,365 shares valued $3,936,656, compared to 433,603 shares valued $4,116,343 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments climbed 10 cents to end at a record closing high of $15.70, after the price hit a high of $16.50 and trading 12,100 shares, Berger Paints ended at $22 after gaining 55 cents with 10,687 stock units trading, Caribbean Cement lost $1.75 and finished exchanging 20,450 shares at $48.25, Grace Kennedy lost 50 cents to end at $57.50, trading 26,214 shares, Jamaica Broilers rose $1 in trading 16,505 stock units at a record close of $32. JMMB Group ended at 52 weeks’ high of $32 after rising $1 with 41,642 shares, Kingston Wharves fell $2 in trading 9,400 shares at $70, NCB Financial Group dropped $6 and ended trading 359,907 shares at $120, PanJam Investment climbed $2.95 to $56.95 trading 6,571 stock units, Portland JSX fell 80 cents in trading 11,000 shares close at $8.20, Pulse Investments gained 41 cents and concluded trading of 500 shares at $2.80, Sagicor Group rose 85 cents and settled at $39.85, trading 76,764 shares. Sagicor Real Estate Fund shed 77 cents and settled at $11, trading 287,700 shares. Scotia Group jumped $1.49 to end at a record close of $62, after trading 29,759 units and Seprod dropped $3 to end at $47 in trading 13,368 units.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 3,406 units valued at $2,476 as JMMB Group 6% preference share completed trading 2,041 stock units at $1.05, Proven Investments ended trading with 1,365 shares at 23 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index increased 0.04 points to close at 169.56.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.

Barita is stock to watch this week

The main stock of interest this week is Barita Investments that came into buying interest this past week leading the price to move to $12.95, this one seems headed higher in the short term as the supply that  is on the market has been taken out with few stocks on offer now.
Bulls pushed the Jamaican stock market, to new heights last week, with the main market having 11 straight days of record highs and the Junior Market cleared the historical high reached in 2017, in the past week as well.
NCB Financial that was in the spotlight for the past two weeks, still has buying interest but seems to be having most bids around the $120 mark and may find it tough to break over the $130 mark where it traded during the past week.
While the stock is trading close the $130 mark in Jamaica, it is trading in Trinidad around J$115 and that may hold back the price from moving much higher locally until the price in the twin island state picks up. Scotia Group reported profit that showed gains, some of it was non-recurring income and exceptional foreign exchange gains that seems unlikely to repeat anytime soon.
While the supply of several of the main market stocks being scarce, the main market is just under 15,000 points from a major resistance level at 400,000 points and that could stymie much more movement in the short term, with some prices having moved quite a bit recently. There are several stocks priced well below the market’s average and that could encourage buying interest in them.

NCB stock closed at $129 on Friday.

Investors should keep their eyes on a number of stocks this week. NCB Financial that closed on $115, should move higher this week as demand continues to build and with limited supply on offer.
Grace Kennedy may not be ready to break out of the $60 range as yet but it’s a stock to keep an eye on. Caribbean Cement keeps trading between $46 to $50, but there appears no real desire to move the price forward. Kingston Wharves traded at a record high of $75 on limited volume in the past week but pulled back slightly to $72 at the close with a PE ratio of 46 is compared to a market average of 14.6. Supply of the stocks remain low, but some investors keep on buying. Sygnus Credit Investments picked up last week and moved back within a cent of the IPO price, buoyed by full year results of US$1.4 million. The PE ratio is 11.4, well below the market average of 14.6, that will encourage more interest in the stock. Jamaica Producers has very limited volume on offer and that could help buying at higher prices in spite of a PE of 28, twice the market average. Stanley Motta with a PE of 11 based on 2019 earnings has been recovering for the recent decline and is one to watch.
In the Junior Market, Indies Pharma, came in for continued buying that pushed the price to a record high of $4.10 on Friday against very limited supply. Some selling came into the market on Friday to ease the buying pressure on the price which could stick around the current level of $4 for a while. Bulls came in and bought out a big parcel of Access Financial that was on offer for weeks but the $50 level seems a barrier in the short term. Demand is building for Elite Diagnostic while supply has waned.

Jamaica Producers stock in demand in spite of high price.

General Accident could move higher as more demand comes in for it with limited selling, but investors may not want to be more aggressive with this stock at this time. If the company were to announce expansion into the Eastern Caribbean it may well make a difference.
Stocks with scarce supplies that could spring surprises include, Grace Kennedy, NCB Financial, Berger Paints, Caribbean Cement, Kingston Wharves, PanJam Investment, Sagicor Group, Salada Foods, Seprod and Scotia Group.
The Junior Market supplies continue to be limited for many of the listings. The list includes, Caribbean Flavours, Cargo Handlers, Derrimon Trading, Express Catering, General Accident, ISP Finance and Medical Disposables.
An overall view of stocks indicates that the main market continues to be steered higher by an upward sloping support line as well the 45 and 125 day moving averages, lending support just below, but the 400,000 points resistance could likely stall the rally in the main market for a while. The Junior Market now at an all-time high, is being steared by an upward rising long-term support line and a golden cross. The golden cross is a very strong bullish long-term signal.

2 weeks of record run for JSE stocks

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market, continues to shatter daily records, with 11 consecutive record close up to Friday, as the all Jamaica composite Index pushes 1,000 points nearer to the 400,000 mark.
The market closed with the All Jamaica Composite Index rising 1,072.57 points higher to a record close at 385,803.63, after peaking around 387,321.24 and the JSE Index gaining 977.24 points to a record close of 351,510.71 after peaking around 352,893.45. Friday’s close brings to 34, the number of record close for the year and 22 since the start of July.
The main market surged to new record at the start of the morning session and continued to create new highs throughout the trading session.
Market activities resulted in just 25 securities trading, including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 30 securities trading on Thursday. At the end of trading, the prices of 12 stocks rose, 11 declined and 2 closed trading, unchanged. The main market ended with 2,715,718 units valued at $59,199,085 compared to 13,536,420 units valued at $68,566,185 changing hands, on Thursday.
The day’s volume was led by, Victoria Mutual Investments with 877,157 units and 32.30 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Sygnus Credit Investments with 483,665 units or 17.8 percent of main market volume and Mayberry Jamaican Equities with 225,459 units 8.3 percent of the volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 118,075 units valued at over $2,573,873, in contrast to 483,444 units valued at an average of $2,448,792 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 443,910 shares valued $4,190,129, compared to 469,931 shares valued $4,332,558 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments climbed $1.68 to close at $12.95, trading 3,577 shares, as investors show increased interest with plans the new majority owners have for the company, to extract much more profits for it going forward. Grace Kennedy rose $1.39 to end at $58.40, trading 165,573 shares, Jamaica Producers jumped $4 and finished trading of 94,085 units at a record high of $27, Kingston Wharves dropped $2 and ended trading 3,197 stock units to close at $72, NCB Financial Group fell $1 and ended trading 154,635 shares at $129, PanJam Investment gained $1 and closed at $56 trading 77,423 stock units, Portland JSX put on 60 cents in trading 7,377 shares and ended at $9, Sagicor Group rose 69 cents and settled at $39.85, trading 48,812 shares. Seprod added 90 cents to end at $46.90 in trading 11,025 units and Sygnus Credit Investments jumped 91 cents in trading 483,665 shares close at $13.71.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 94,323 units valued at US$21,208 as , Margaritaville traded 1,740 shares settled and ended at 19 US cents and Proven Investments lost 0.5 cents and ended trading of 92,583 shares at 22.5 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 1.78 points to close at 167.78.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.

All Jamaica 400K push continues – Thursday

NCB traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $130 on Thursday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended at a 10th consecutive record close on Thursday with the all Jamaica composite Index pushing nearer to the 400,000 mark aided by a rise in the price of 18 main market stocks.
The market closed with the All Jamaica Composite Index surging 5,960.37 points higher to a record close at 384,731.07 and the JSE Index jumping 5,430.57 points to a record close of 350,533.51. Thursday’s close brings to 33, the number of record close for the year and 21 since the start of July. The main market surged to new record high at the start of the morning session and continued to create new highs during the first 90 minutes of trading as NCB Financial traded at $125 and Kingston Wharves at $75 to be aided by Jamaica Producers that traded as high as $28.50.
Market activities resulted in 30 securities trading, including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 34 securities trading on Wednesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 20 stocks rose, 4 declined and 6 closed trading, unchanged. The main market ended with 11,678,084 units valued at $147,689,924 changing hands, compared to 3,156,915 units valued at $54,279,819, on Wednesday.
The day’s volume was led by, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share closed with 8,042,693 shares and 59.4 percent of the day’s volume, the JMMB Group 7.25% preference share ended with 2,772,000 shares, 20.5 percent of main market volume,and Wisynco Group with 620,232 units for just 4.6 percent of the volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 483,444 units valued at an average of $2,448,792, in contrast to 432,522 units valued at an average of $5,469,997 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 469,931 shares valued $4,332,558, compared to 468,476 shares valued $4,558,933 traded on the immediately preceding trading day.

JSE breaks several records in trading on Thursday morning

August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained 77 cents and closed at $11.27, trading 2,850 shares, Caribbean Cement added $1.44 to finish at $50 with 14,153 shares trading, Grace Kennedy fell $2 to end at $57, trading 238,210 shares, Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.05 in trading 108,185 stock units at record high of $31, Jamaica Producers gained 50 cents and finished trading 7,000 units at a record high of $23, JMMB Group climbed 98 cents and ended trading 142,794 shares at $30.99. Kingston Wharves jumped $4 and ended trading 13,948 stock units to close at a record high of $74, Mayberry Investments jumped $2 to settle at $9, with 271,631 units changing hands, NCB Financial Group jumped $8 and ended trading 121,984 shares at a record close of $130, PanJam Investment gained $1 and closed at $55 trading 7,285 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 52 cents and settled at $11.23, trading 124,980 shares. Scotia Group rose $1.18 in trading 56,316 units at $56.20, Supreme Ventures added 35 cents and ended at $16.40, 11,824 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 24,665 units valued US$9,781 as , JMMB Group 6% preference share completed trading of 4,950 stock units at $1.06, and Sygnus Credit Investments ended trading of 19,715 shares at 12 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 1.94 points to close at 169.56.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.

All Jamaica 400,000 push continued on Wednesday

Jamaica Producers traded at an all time high of $22.50 on Wednesday.

Records continue to be broken with Jamaica Stock Exchange main market on Wednesday ending at another record close, the 9th in as many trading days as the market’ all Jamaica Index pushes towards the 400,000 market with a gain of nearly 2,000 points.
The market closed with the All Jamaica Composite Index; pushed 1,840.44 points higher to a record close at 378,770.70 and the JSE Index climbing 1,676.85 points to a record close of 345,102.94. Wednesday’s close brings to 32, the number record close for the year and 20 since the start of July.
Market activities resulted in 30 securities trading, including 3 in the US dollar market compared to 34 securities trading on Tuesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 13 stocks rose, 11 declined and 6 closed trading, unchanged. The main market ended with 11,678,084 units valued at $147,689,924 changing hands, compared to 3,156,915 units valued at $54,279,819, on Tuesday.
The day’s volume was led by, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 8,692,402 shares and 74.4 percent of main market volume, followed by JMMB Group 7.50% preference share closing with 980,000 units and just 8.4 percent of the day’s volume and Carreras with 522,434 units just 4.47 percent of volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 432,522 units valued at an average of $5,469,997, in contrast to 98,654 units valued at $1,696,244 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 468,476 shares valued $4,558,933, compared to 472,642 shares at $4,439,522 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained 50 cents and closed at $10.50, trading 89,535 shares, Caribbean Cement shed $1.44 to finish at $48.56, in trading 283,483 shares, Grace Kennedy fell $2 to end at $57, trading 238,210 shares, Jamaica Broilers jumped $1.45 in trading 33,768 stock units at $29.95, Jamaica Producers climbed $1.30 and finished trading of 45,000 units at a record high of $22.50, with supply of the stock extremely low.
JMMB Group lost $1.51 and ended trading just 981 shares at $30.01. Kingston Wharves jumped $1 and ended trading 13,573 stock units to close at $70, NCB Financial Group ended trading 37,334 shares to end at a record close of $122, PanJam Investment fell $1 and closed at $54 trading 14,160 stock units, Sagicor Group shed the 69 cents it gained on Tuesday and settled at $39.16, in exchanging 18,371 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 40 cents and ended at $16.05, with 29,277 shares changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments rose by 25 cents to close of $12.76, after trading 3,000 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments lost 25 cents and concluded trading of 135,000 stock units at $3.20.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 53,900 units valued US$14,662 as , Productive Business Solution lost 6 US cents and completed trading of 14,700 shares at 53 US cents, Proven Investments closed trading of 20,500 stock units at 23 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments ended trading of 18,700 shares and closed with a gain of 1 cents at 12 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 2.70 points and closed at 167.62.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.