10 unbroken JSE main market record close

NCB Financial traded at a record high of $184.85 on Thursday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended its ninth consecutive day of trading with another record close on Thursday, as investors pushed JMMB group to a record $42.50 and NCB Financial to a record high of $184.85, before they both pulled back at the close.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 4,510.51 points to end at a record close of 484,922.56 and the JSE Index climbed 4,099.18 points to record close of 441,656.26.
At the close market activity, on the main and US markets, the prices of 11 securities advanced, 12 declined and 12 traded firm, as a total of 35 securities traded, compared to 33 on Wednesday. Market activity ended with 18,955,666 units valued $147,418,895, in contrast to 27,861,999 units valued $644,155,189 on Wednesday.
Wigton Windfarm continues to dominate trading since listing in late May, closing with 13.9 million shares changing hands and 73 percent of total trades, followed by JMMB Group with 919,914 stock units and 5 percent of the day’s trades and Victoria Mutual Investments with 684,263 units for 4 percent of volume traded.
The market closed with average of 557,520 units valued at over $4,335,850, in contrast to 870,687 shares valued at $20,129,850 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 860,896 shares, with a value of $9,289,962, compared to 967,234 shares, with a value of $11,026,454 previously. May closed with average of 2,248,261 units at an average of $12,751,529 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Jamaica Broilers finished trading of 16,449 units with a rise of 76 cents to end at $32.51. Jamaica Producers added 99cents to close at $27, with 15,401 shares trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 65 cents to end at $19., with an exchange of 44,163 shares, JMMB Group climbed 39 cents and concluded trading with 919,914 shares at $40, Mayberry Jamaican Equities exchanged 27,963 shares after sliding 85 cents to close at $11.45. NCB Financial Group ended trading of 121,084 shares at a record high of $184.85 but fell $1 to end the day at $169, PanJam Investment fell $1.01 in trading 30,101 shares to close at $94.99. Sagicor Group lost 40 cents in trading 113,467 stock units, to end at $48, Scotia Group gained $1 in trading 105,105 units to close at $52, Seprod fell 75 cents to end at $49.20, in trading 46,911 shares and Supreme Ventures lost 50 cents and settled at $30, with 521,695 shares trading. Sygnus Credit Investments added 50 cents in traded 138,512 units in closing at $13.50.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 21,177 units valued $2,329 changing hands. Market activity ended with Sygnus Credit Investments traded 21,177 units and closed with a loss of 1 cent at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 0.06 points to close at 194.37.

9 unbroken JSE majors record close

New record high for the JSE main market.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended its ninth consecutive day with another record close on Wednesday, even as advancing stocks were outdone by losers.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 3,093.87 points to a new record close of 480,412.05 and the JSE Index climbed by 2,811.51 points to a record 437,557.08.
At the close of market activity, on the main and US markets, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 9 declined and 17 traded firm as a total of 33 securities traded compared to 35 on Tuesday. Market activity ended with 27,861,999 units valued $644,155,189, in contrast to 30,804,536 units valued at $160,506,295 on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm that continues to dominate trading since listing in late May and closed with 20 million shares and 72 percent of total trades, followed by NCB Financial Group  with 3.15 million and 11 percent of the day’s trades and Wisynco with just over 1.22 million units for 4 percent of volume traded.
The market closed with average of 870,687 units valued at over $20,129,850, in contrast to 993,695 shares valued at $5,177,622 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 967,234 shares, with a value of $11,026,454, compared to 1,014,765 units valued $6,544,783 previously. May closed with average of 2,248,261 units at an average of $12,751,529 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Jamaica Producers  added 86 cents to close at $26.01, with 148,662 shares trading, JMMB Group  climbed 61 cents and concluded trading with 88,201 shares at $39.61, NCB Financial Group  finished trading 3,145,079 shares at a record closing high of $170, after rising $2, PanJam Investment  concluded trading with 10,649 shares and rose 60 cents to end at $96. Scotia Group  traded 184,156 units and lost 50 cents, to close at $51, Seprod fell 75 cents to end at $49.20, in trading 46,911 shares and Supreme Ventures  lost 50 cents and settled at $30.50, with 815,089 shares trading.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 154,621 units valued at over $41,350 changing hands. Market activity ended with Proven Investments closing with 154,621 units with a rise of 1 cent to 27 US cents.  The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 2.79 points to close at 194.43.

More record close for JSE main market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange chalked up its eighth consecutive record close on Tuesday as advancing stocks out did losers almost three to one.
JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,998.21 points to a record close of 477,318.18 and the JSE Index climbed 1,815.85 points to another record close of 434,745.57.
 At the close market activity, on the main and US markets, the prices of 20 securities advanced, 9 declined and 4 traded firm as a total of 33 securities traded compared to 35 on Monday. Market activity ended with 30,804,536 units valued at $160,506,295, in contrast to 35,155,198 units valued $264,904,598 on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm continues to dominate trading since listing in late May and closed with just 25.3 million shares and 82 percent of total trades, followed by Supreme Ventures with 2.46 million and 8 percent of the day’s trades and Carreras with just over 1 million units for 3.4 percent of volume traded.
The market closed with average of 993,695 units valued at an average of $5,177,622 for each security traded. In contrast to 1,033,976 units for an average of $7,791,312 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,014,765 units valued $6,544,783. May closed with average of 2,248,261 units at an average of $12,751,529 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Berger Paints gained 40 cents to close at $18.40, trading 3,600 stock units, Caribbean Cement climbed $1 to close at $80, with an exchange of 19,648 shares, Jamaica Broilers finished trading of 122,576 units but fell 30 cents to end at $31.70. Jamaica Producers added 65 cents to close at $25.15, with 19,066 shares trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 35 cents to end at $19.65, with an exchange of 35,817 shares, JMMB Group lost 50 cents and concluded trading with 71,131 shares at $39, Kingston Wharves rose $1 to settle at $71, with an exchange of 1,770 units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities exchanged 47,989 shares after rising 65 cents to close at $12.35, NCB Financial Group  finished trading 22,975 shares at a record closing high of $168, after rising $1, PanJam Investment  concluded trading with 2,154 shares but lost 60 cents to end at $95.50. Sagicor Group  traded 299,516 units and gained 30 cents to close at $48.50, Seprod climbed $1.95 to end at $49.95, in trading 125,881 shares and Supreme Ventures  gained $1 and settled at $31, with 655,299 shares trading.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 54,482 units valued $20,746 changing hands. Market activity ended with  JMMB Group 5.75% concluded trading of 3,782 units to finish at US$2 and Proven Investments closed with 50,700 units with a fall of 1 cent at 26 US cents.  The JSE USD Equities Index shed 3.74 points to close at 191.64.

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Seven straight record close for JSE main market.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday continue its record run with seven unbroken record close, but it just made it as declining stocks outnumbered advancing ones by a gig margin.
At the close the  JSE All Jamaican Composite Index inched just 29.46 points to end at a record close of 475,319.97 and the JSE Index edged higher by a mere 26.77 points to a record 432,929.72.
At the close market activity, on the main and US markets with the prices of just 8 securities advancing, 18 falling and traded firm as a total of compared to 35 securities trading on Friday. Market activity ended with 35,155,198 units valued at $264,904,598, in contrast to 146,738,895 shares valued at $319,460,370 on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm continues to dominate trading since listing in late May, to end with trading of 18.3 million shares and 52 percent of total trades, followed by Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 8.1 million and 23 percent of the day’s trades. Mayberry Jamaican Equities was next with 4.8 million units for 13.7 percent of volume traded and Jamaica Producers trading 1 million shares.
The market closed with average of 1,033,976 units valued at an average of $7,791,312 for each security traded, in contrast to 4,585,590 units for an average of $9,983,137 on Friday. May closed with average of 2,248,261 units at an average of $12,751,529 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments lost 50 cents to close at $45, with 5,467 shares changing hands, Berger Paints declined by 50 cents in ending at $18, trading 4,668 stock units, Caribbean Cement climbed $1 to close at $79, with an exchange of 19,648 shares. Jamaica Broilers finished trading of 18,495 units but fell 95 cents to end at $32, Jamaica Producers lost $1 and closed at $24.50, with 1,072,902 shares trading, JMMB Group rose 50 cents and concluded trading with 178,692 shares at $39.50, Kingston Wharves lost $1 to settle at $70, with an exchange of 5,270 units. NCB Financial Group finished trading 27,674 shares at a record closing high of $167, after rising $2.02, PanJam Investment concluded trading with 273,876 shares and rose 50 cents to end at $96.10,  Sagicor Group  traded 268,818 units and declined by $1.80 to close at $48.20, Seprod  gained 55 cents to end at $48, in trading 53,347 shares. Sterling Investments  lost 43 cents to close at $3.22, with 200 units crossing the exchange and Supreme Ventures  dropped $1.86 and settled at $30, with 655,299 shares trading.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 48,124 units valued at $13,856 changing hands. Market activity ended with  JMMB Group 6% concluded trading of 2,540 units to finish at US$1.06, Proven Investments closed with 38,429 units with a rise of 2 cents at 26.99 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments rose 1 cents to end at 12 US cents in trading 7,155 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 1.76 points to close at 195.38.

NCB Financial could hit $190 soon

NCB Financial stock could hit $190

There are not many stocks to watch this week, as earnings season is almost over, with just a few more reports to be released.
Investors responded well to companies reporting good profit gains and in the case of NCB Financial, to the increased holdings in Guardian Group. The stock seems to have broken through resistance at the $150 level. The $165 region where the stock trades at now is also a resistance area but the strong buying last week at this price point, suggests it is poised to move higher with $190 being the next point of resistance.
Lasco Manufacturing posted strong full year results during the past week with an outstanding fourth quarter that led investors to pick up almost 1.4 million shares resulting in rise of 60 cents on Friday. Barita Investments is enjoying buying interest as the value of stock prices rise and the Jamaican dollar value remains lower than at the end of March, both will likely give a big boost to profit in the June quarter.
Eppley seems to have demand that should push the price higher during the week as the company is getting set to launch an IPO for the Eppley Property Fund. Medical Disposables’ full year’s

SOS expect to maximize profits from all business lines in 2019.

results just inched higher over 2018 but closer examination indicates that the results telegraphed a powerful message about profits to come. Expect demand to pick up in the future for this stock as the company continues to grow attractively.
Stationery and Office reported good first quarter results, weeks ago driving renewed interest in the stock. The demand left supply very short, suggesting it is only a matter of time before the price moves higher. Wigton Windfarm hit a low of 72 cents during the past week but closed at 79 cents on Friday and could move back into the 80 cents range in the coming week.
Investors should keep eyes on Jamaica Producers, Sagicor Group and Honey Bun.

JSE main market rises 14% rise to a record

New record high for the JSE main market.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading for the 6th straight record close on Friday and the 15th record close for the year as the market rose 14 percent in 2019.
The main market ended with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index increased 1,187.44 points to 475,290.51 and the JSE Index advanced by 1,079.07 points to 432,902.95.
At the close of trading on the main and US markets, the prices of 8 securities advanced, 12 declined and 11 traded firm as 35 securities traded, up from 37 on Thursday.
 Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 139.6 million shares and 95 percent of total trades, followed by Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 5 million shares accounting for 3.4 percent and NCB Financial Group with 788,652 units amounting to 0.54 percent of the day’s volume.
The main market ended with, 146,738,895 units valued $319,460,370 trading compared to 215,299,937 units valued $719,088,970 changing hands on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 4,585,590 units valued $9,983,137, in contrast to 6,728,123 shares valued at $22,471,530 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 2,248,261 units valued $12,751,529 and previously, 2,138,107 units valued $12,895,109. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments climbed $1.25 in trading 42,376 shares to close at $45.50, Caribbean Cement closed with a fall of $1 at $78 while trading 69,448 shares, Jamaica Producers gained $2.50 to close at $25.50, trading 4,321 shares. Kingston Wharves settled at $71, with 7,850 units trading after gaining by $1. Mayberry Investments rose 45 cents and ended trading of just 608 shares at $9, Mayberry Jamaica Equities climbed $1.15 to end at $11.89, while exchanging 2,625 shares, NCB Financial Group jumped $3.98 trading 788,652 shares to end at $164.98. Proven Investments rose $1 to close at $35 with an exchange of 4,770 shares, Salada Foods added $5.25 and ended trading at $35.25, with an exchange of a mere 100 stock units. Scotia Group declined by 50 cents to close at $51.50, with 21,344 shares changing hands, Seprod fell 55 cents, trading 18,546 shares to close at $47.45 and Supreme Ventures finished with a rise of 36 cents to close at $31.86, with an exchange of 59,411 units.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 125,090 units valued US$37,435. JMMB Group 5.75% closed at $2 while trading 7,500 units, JMMB Group 6% settle at $1.06 while trading 10,000 units and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 107,590 units to close at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 193.62.

5 straight record close for JSE main market

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading for the 5th straight record close on Thursday and the 14th record close for the year.
The main market ended with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index increased by 1,724.82 points to a new closing high of 474,103.07 and the JSE Index advanced 1,567.41 points to a record 431,823.88.
At the close of trading on the main and US markets, the prices of 8 securities advanced, 12 declined and 11 traded firm as 35 securities traded, up from 37 on Wednesday.
 Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 194 million shares and 90 percent of total trades, followed by Wisynco Group with 10.7 million shares accounting for 5 percent and JMMB Group with 6.66 million units amounting to 3 percent of the day’s volume.
The main market ended with, 215,299,937 units valued $719,088,970 trading compared to 251,755,951 units valued at $252,195,249 changing hands on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 6,728,123 units valued at an average of $22,471,530 for each security traded. In contrast to 7,628,968 units for an average of $7,642,280 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 2,138,107 units valued $12,895,109 and previously, 1,911,089 units valued $11,710,668. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost 74 cents in trading 2,164 shares to close at $44.25, Caribbean Cement closed with a fall of $1 at $79 while trading 7,764 shares, Grace Kennedy gained 50 cents trading at $61.50, with 143,255 shares. Jamaica Broilers rose 95 cents in trading 6,442 units to close at $32.95, Jamaica Producers dropped $2 to close at $23, in trading 1,044,714 shares. Kingston Wharves settled at $70, with 3,899 units trading after gaining by $1, NCB Financial Group lost $2 trading 416,899 shares to end at $161. PanJam Investment dropped $1.40 and ended at $95.50, with 18,515 units trading, Pulse Investments finished at $2.55, with 45,001 shares, Proven Investments rose 50 cents to close at $34 with an exchange of 300 shares, Sagicor Group added $1.48 and ended trading at $49.98, with an exchange of 470,884 stock units and Seprod added $2.05 in trading 123,705 shares to close at $48.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 38,836 units valued US$11,353. JMMB Group 6% settle at $1.06 while trading 7,608 units, Sterling Investments finished trading 2,028 units and lost 0.03 cent to close with a at 37 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 29,200 units to close at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.40 points to close at 193.62.

13 record close for JSE main market

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange just about eked out another new record close on Wednesday with the 13th record close for the year.
The main market ended on Wednesday with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rose 392.18 points to another record close of 472,378.25 and the JSE Index advanced by 356.39 points to a record close of 430,256.47.
At the close of trading on the main and US markets, the prices of 15 securities advanced, 12 declined and 10 traded firm as 37 securities traded, up from 36 on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 247 million shares and 98 percent of total trades, followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 1.7 million JMMB Group 7.5% with 650,000 units.
The main market ended with, 251,755,951 units valued at $252,195,249 trading compared to 159,340,927 units valued $195,304,339 changing hands on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 7,628,968 units valued $7,642,280, in contrast to 4,686,498 shares valued at $5,744,245 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 1,911,089 units valued $11,710,668 and previously, 1,603,777 units valued $11,940,167. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.
In main market activity, Berger Paints lost 70 cents in trading 64,745 shares at $18.30, Caribbean Cement closed with a fall of 90 cents at $80 while trading 43,056 shares, Jamaica Broilers lost $1 in trading 1,482 units to close at $32, with, Jamaica Producers gained 49 cents to close at $25, in trading 19,200 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 53,803 shares after gaining 99 cents to close at $20, Kingston Wharves settled at $69, with 9,021 units trading after falling by $2. Mayberry Investments fell 44 cents and ended trading at $8.56, with 49,770 shares, NCB Financial Group gained $3 trading 47,580 shares to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $163. Sagicor Group added 49 cents and ended trading at $48.50, with an exchange of 52,438 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 45 cents and finished trading 450 stock units at $9.95, Salada Foods dropped $4.65 to $31 in trading 9,982 stock units. Scotia Group gained 60 cents to close at $52, with 94,766 shares trading, Seprod added $1.95 in trading 60,251 shares to close at $45.95 and Stanley Motta gained 30 cents and ended at $5 trading 16,52 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 2,103,867 units valued $455,660. JMMB Group 6% lost 1 cent to settle at $1.06 while trading 207,500 units and JMMB Group 5.75% closed at $2 with 10,000 shares changing hands, Proven Investments shed 2 cents to close at 25 US cents with an exchange of 103,195 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 1,783,172 units and added 1 cent to close at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 1.18 points to close at 193.22.

Another JSE main market record tumble

New record high for the JSE main market.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange continues to turn up new records with the market ending at the 12th record close for the year on Tuesday as the market moved closer to resistance at 480,000 points level on the all JSE All Jamaican Composite Index.
The main market ended on Tuesday with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,146.07 points to a record 471,986.07 and the JSE Index rose 1,041.48 points to a record close of 429,900.08 ahead of another month end when prices are often move higher for portfolio valuation purposes. At the close of trading on the main and US markets, the prices of 15 securities advanced, 8 declined and 13 traded firm.
NCB Group jumped $4.99 to close traded at $160, Caribbean Cement closed $7.85 higher at $80.90, Salada Foods jumped $5.65 to $35.65, while Scotia Group fell $1.60 to close at traded at $51.40.  Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 156.9 million shares and 98.5 percent of total trades, followed by JMMB Group with 343,179 shares and Sagicor Group with 271,975 units.
The main market ended with, trading down from 201,967,708 units valued $347,243,860, on Monday to 159,340,927 units valued $195,304,339 changing hands on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 4,686,498 units valued $5,744,245, in contrast to 6,515,087 shares valued at $11,201,415 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 1,603,777 units valued $11,940,167 and previously, 1,423,065 units valued $12,322,493. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments gained 88 cents in closing at $44.99, trading 1,989 shares, Berger Paints rose by 92 cents in trading 4,195 shares at $19, Caribbean Cement closed $7.85 higher at $80.90 while trading 131,582 shares, Jamaica Producers lost 49 cents to close at $24.51, in trading 2,500 shares. NCB Financial Group gained $4.99 trading 101,565 shares to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $160. PanJam Investment fell 98 cents with 11,180 shares changing hands, to close at $97.02, Sagicor Group lost 49 cents and ended trading at $48.01, with an exchange of 271,975 stock units, Salada Foods surged $5.65 to $35.65 in trading 565 stock units. Scotia Group shed $1.60 to $51.40, with 162,037 shares trading, Seprod added $1 trading 15,149 shares to close at $44, Stanley Motta fell 30 cents and ended at $4.70 trading 17,800 shares and Supreme Ventures rose 50 cents to finish at $31.50, with 103,297 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 6,694 units valued $974. Proven Investments gained 3 cents to close at 27 US cents with an exchange of 1,794 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 4,900 units and closed at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index surged 10.05 points to close at 194.40.

 

JSE main market 11th 2019 record close

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

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