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.

8 consecutive daily JSE record close – Tuesday

Kingston Wharves jumped to close at a record $71 on Tuesday.

Records continue to be broken with Jamaica Stock Exchange main market on Tuesday ending at another record close and the 8th in as many trading days.
The market closed with the All Jamaica Composite Index surged 4,077.29 points to a record close at 376,930.26 and the JSE Index climbing 3,714.88 points to a record close of 343,426.09. Tuesday’s close brings to 32, the number record close for the year and 20 since the start of July.
Market activities resulted in 34 securities trading, including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 29 securities trading on Monday. At the end of trading, the prices of 14 stocks rose, 8 declined and 12 closed trading, unchanged. Trading in the main market ended with 3,156,915 units valued at $54,279,819, compared to 3,321,926 units valued at $66,161,713, on Monday.
The day’s volume was led by, Barita Investments with 1,062,000 shares and 33.6 percent of main market volume, followed by JMMB Group closing with 1,007,050 units and just 32 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 98,654 units valued at $1,696,244, in contrast to 118,640 units valued at over $2,362,918 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 472,642 shares at $4,439,522, compared to 709,910 shares at $6,787,180 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 gained $1 to finish at $50, in trading 16,111 shares, Grace Kennedy added 50 cents and ended at $59, trading 34,320 shares, Jamaica Broilers jumped $1.48 in trading 13,352 stock units at $28.50, JMMB Group dropped $2.50 to end at $28.50, trading 1,007,050 shares. Kingston Wharves jumped $2.50 and ended trading 11,000 stock units to close at a record $71, PanJam Investment climbed 99 cents and closed at $55 trading 41,146 stock units, Portland JSX fell 25 cents and ended at $8.15, with 20,000 units changing hands, Sagicor Group gained 69 cents and settled at $39.85, in exchanging 9,636 shares, Scotia Group dropped $1.50 to $55, in exchanging 10,014 units, ahead of nine months’ results due after trading on Wednesday, Seprod rose $1 and ended trading of 2,567 stock units to close of $46, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 24 cents to close of $12.51, after trading 142,286 shares were traded and Victoria Mutual Investments recovered 38 cents of the loss on Monday and concluded trading of 22,000 stock units at $3.45.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 73,641 units valued US$63,809 as JMMB Group 6% preference share completed trading at $1.06 with an exchange of 58,641 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments ended trading 15,000 shares and closed at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 170.32.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none closing with a lower offer.

7 straight days of record JSE close – Monday

Records continue to be broken with Jamaica Stock Exchange main market on Monday ending at another record close and the 7th in the past 7 days.
The market closed with the All Jamaica Composite Index advancing 3,393.54 points to end with a record close at 372,852.97 and the JSE Index climbing 3,091.90 points to end at a record close of 339,711.21. Monday’s close brings to 31, the number record close for the year 19 since the start of July.
Market activities resulted in 29 securities trading, including 1 in the US dollar market compared to 31 securities trading on Friday. At the end of trading, the prices of 11 stocks rose, 10 declined and 8 closed trading, unchanged. Trading in the main market ended with 3,321,926 units valued at $66,161,713, compared to 1,557,605 units valued $98,845,806, on Friday.
The day’s volume was led by, Carreras with 634,224 units and 19 percent of main market volume, followed by Scotia Group closed with 464,889 units and just 14 percent of the day’s volume and JMMB Group 7% preference share with 336,703 units, accounting for 10 percent of the volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 118,640 units valued at over $2,362,918, in contrast to 412,772 shares valued at $3,530,207 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 709,910 shares at $ $6,787,180, compared to 709,910 shares at $ $6,787,180 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 gained $1 to finish at $49 trading 53,170 shares, Grace Kennedy shed 50 cents and ended at $58.50, trading 37,098 shares, Jamaica Broilers fell 98 cents in trading 45,014 stock units at $27.02, Jamaica Producers jumped $1.50 to complete trading of 62,687 units at a record high of $21.50, JMMB Group jumped $2 to end at $31, trading 12,560 shares. NCB Financial Group jumped $5 and ended trading of 78,818 shares at record close of $120, Scotia Group dropped $3 to $56.50, in exchanging 464,889 units, Stanley Motta rose 30 cents and ended trading 9,638 stock units to close of $4.90, Sygnus Credit Investments gained 25 cents to close of $12.75, after trading 16,382 shares were traded, Victoria Mutual Investments lost 45 cents and concluded trading of 300,891 stock units at a new low of $3.07 and Wisynco Group fell 25 cents, finishing at $9 with 152,027 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 1,500 units valued US$165 as Sygnus Credit Investments was the sole US dollar based stock trading and closed at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 170.32.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none closing with a lower offer.

10,000 points day for JSE

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market scaled new heights on Wednesday when the All Jamaica Composite Index surged nearly 10,000 points in the morning session to a new record high for the market but pulled back later to end with more modest gains at a new record closing high.
The market closed with the All Jamaica Composite Index advancing 804.34 points to end at a record close of 366,427 and the JSE Index climbed 732.84 points to finish at record close of 333,856.42. in the morning session the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped to a record high of 375,307.08 points and the JSE Index climbed to 339,432.19 points.
Market activities resulted in 34 securities trading, including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 32 securities trading on Tuesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 13 stocks rose, 11 declined and 10 closed trading, unchanged.
Trading in the main market ended with 73,595,594 units valued at $439,864,718 as 138 Student Living dominated trading with 92 percent of the day’s volume. Trading on Wednesday is in contrast to just 4,669,032 units valued $51,035,435, on Tuesday.
The day’s volume was led by, 138 Student Living with 67,901,000 shares, accounting for 92.26 percent of the volume traded, followed by JMMB Group 7.50% preference share with 1,421,537 units and a mere 1.93 percent of the day’s volume and NCB Financial Group with 1,227,676 units and just 1.67 percent of main market volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 2,299,862 units valued at over $13,745,772, in contrast to 155,634 shares valued at $1,701,181 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 886,497 shares at $5,831,552, compared to 119,926 units valued at 1,539,094 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 fell $1.50 to $50, in the exchange of 39,634 shares, Grace Kennedy lost $1 and ended trading 93,052 shares to close at $59, Jamaica Producers jumped $1 and finished trading at a record close of $20, with 187,500 units, NCB Financial Group ended trading of 1,227,676 shares to close with a rise of 95 cents at $113, the stock traded at a record high of $125 helping to push the all Jamaica Index by 9,684 points in the morning session. 138 Student Living had a big day in exchanging 67,901,000 stock units as the price slipped 49 cents to finish at a 52 weeks’ low of $3.80,  Sagicor Real Estate Fund jumped $1.40 and settled at $13.50, trading 202,641 shares, Seprod rose 50 cents and finished trading 480 shares at $43.50, Supreme Ventures rose 40 cents and ended at $15.90, with 73,148 shares changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar share traded 4,000 units in the Jamaican dollar market and dropped $2.30 to $11.42, while the Jamaican dollar denominated share, traded 24,397 units to gain 50 cents and close at $12.50.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 41,216 units valued US$9,752. Trading ended with JMMB Group 6% preference share trading 900 units to end at US$1.06 and Proven Investments exchanging 39,830 shares and lost 2 cents to close at 22 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 7.56 points to close at 166.72.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.

New closing high for JSE main market – Tuesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continued where it left off on Monday and Friday to scale new heights, as bulls take control of Jamaican stocks, as the market enters the home stretch with less than 4 months left to close the year.
The market closed with the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 2,301.33 points to end at record close of 365,622.66 and the JSE Index climbed 2,096.78 points to close at record close of 333,123.58. in the morning session the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped to a record high of 366,019.05 points and the JSE Index climbed to 333,484.73 points.
Market activities resulted in 32 securities trading including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 32 securities trading on Monday. At the end of trading, the prices of 9 stocks rose, 12 declined and 11 closed trading, unchanged.
Trading in the main market ended with 4,669,032 units valued $51,035,435 compared to 2,406,576 units valued $39,771,123, on Monday.
The day’s volume was led by, Wisynco Group with 1,217,069 shares accounting for 26 percent of the volume traded, followed by JMMB Group 7.50% preference share with 899,400 units and 19.26 percent of the day’s volume and Sygnus Credit Investments with 507,324 units and 10.9 percent of main market volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 155,634 units valued at over $1,701,181, in contrast to 82,985 shares valued at $1,371,418 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 119,926 units valued at 1,539,094. 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 gained 50 cents and finished at $51.50, trading 9,299 shares, Jamaica Broilers traded 57,042 stock units in adding $1 to close at $27, Jamaica Producers finished trading 225,602 units after falling 85 cents to close at $19, Kingston Wharves lost 29 cents and finished at $64, trading 6,927 stock units, PanJam Investment lost $1 and closed at $54, exchanging 6,004 stock units, strong> Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose $1.05 to settle at $12.10, with 8,646 shares trading, Scotia Group rose 50 cents in trading 6,593 units at $53.50 and Seprod finished trading 57,598 shares after falling $2 to end at $43.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 51,336 units valued US$11,763. Trading ended with Proven Investments exchanging 47,046 shares and rose 1 cent to close at 24 US centsSygnus Credit Investments traded 4,290 shares and lost 0.06 cent to 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 3.96 points to close at 174.28.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.

JSE main market surges to new high – Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market started September off on a bright the market continued from the record breaker run on Friday to end at yet another record close.
The market closed with the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,754.66 points to end at 363,321.33 and the JSE Index climbed 1,598.70 points to 331,026.80.
Market activities resulted in 32 securities trading including 3 in the US dollar market compared to 34 securities trading on Friday. At the end of trading, the prices of 9 stocks rose, 12 declined and 11 closed trading, unchanged.
Trading in the main market ended with 2,406,576 units valued $39,771,123, compared to 8,271,949 units valued at $100,951,929, on Friday.
The day’s volume was led by, Sygnus Credit Investments with 576,849 shares accounting for 23.97 percent of the volume traded, followed by Carreras with 444,645 units 18.48 percent of the day’s volume and Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 440,810 units 18.32 percent of main market volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 82,985 units valued at $1,371,418, in contrast to 266,837 shares valued at $3,256,514 on Friday. 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 lost 50 cents and ended at $21, in exchanging 5,775 stock units, Caribbean Cement jumped $1 to finish at $51, with while trading 31,442 shares, Jamaica Producers finished trading 14,365 units and rose $1.35 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $19.85, , Jamaica Broilers lost 90 cents in trading 10,639 stock units at $26.10, Kingston Wharves climbed $2.49 and finished at $64.29, after trading 8,792 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost $1.45 and settled at $11.05, in trading 440,810 shares, Supreme Ventures gained 50 cents and closed at $15.50, exchanging 26,543 shares and Wisynco Group lost 29 cents and concluded trading at $9.20, with 46,051 stock units changing hands.
Stanley Motta closed at a 52 weeks’ low of $4.40 having lost 17 percent of its value since listing in August.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 19,140 units valued US$6,248. Trading ended with JMMB group6% preference share ended trading 2,286 shares at 59 US cents, Proven Investments exchanging 16,425 shares to close at 23 US centsSygnus Credit Investments traded 429 shares and lost 0.06 cent to 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index unchanged at 173.74.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.

All Jamaica at record close of 354,683

The Jamaica Stock Exchange traded within a few hundred points of Tuesday’s record but pulled back to close just under 355,000 points on the all Jamaica Index, but well ahead of Tuesday’s record close.
The market did not hold to the lofty highs reached in the early session and closed trading with the All Jamaican Composite Index climbing by a lower 2,962.57 points to end at a closing record high of 354,683.56 and the JSE Index advancing by 2,699.24 points to finish at a closing record high of 323,156.80.
Market activities resulted in 32 securities trading including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 35 securities trading on Tuesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 15 stocks rose, 8 declined and 9 closed trading unchanged.
Stanley Motta had 22,188 units changing hands  to close unchanged at $4.60 but only after trading at an all-time low of $4.50, Jamaica producers closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $18.50, while Kingston Wharves jumped to a new record closing high of $61.01.
Trading in the main market ended with 2,745,464 units valued at $42,524,217 compared to 5,240,001 units valued $81,075,944 on Tuesday. The day’s volume was led by, Victoria Mutual Investments with 984,214 shares accounting for 35.85 percent of the volume traded, followed by Sagicor Real Estate X Fund with 373,447 units and 13.60 percent of the main market volume Radio Jamaica with 187,582 units and 6.8 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 91,515 units valued at an average of $1,417,474, in contrast to 169,032 units for an average of $2,615,353, on Tuesday. For the month to date an average of 213,393 units valued at $3,829,031 versus 220,691 units valued at $3,981,020 on Tuesday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
Stocks with major price changes| Berger Paints jumped $1.50 and ended at $19.50, trading 20,721 shares, Jamaica Producers finished trading 12,154 stock units with a rise of 50 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of at $18.50, JMMB Group fell 50 cents to $28.50, in exchanging 133,143 shares, Kingston Wharves finished trading with a rise of $1.10 to end at a new closing high of $61.01, with 150 stock units, Mayberry Investments rose 60 cents and settled at $7.80, with 36,242 units, Mayberry Jamaica Equities gained 35 cents and closed at $8.75 trading 13,374 shares, NCB Financial Group lost $1 and ended trading 84,110 shares at $108.00. Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost $1.03, in settling at $11 in trading 373,447 shares, Scotia Group traded 119,050 shares and gained 94 cents to end at $53, Seprod finished trading 4,760 shares after rising $1 to close at $46, Supreme Ventures rose 40 cents and ended at $15, with 101,251 shares changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 156,310 shares and rose 33 cents to $11.50.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 4,896,606 units valued $567,284. Trading ended with Proven Investments trading 1,000 shares and rose 1 cent to close at 23 US cents and Sygnus Credit trading 4,895,606 shares rose 1.6 cents to close at 11.6 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index gained 5.62 points to close at 173.74.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.

New record close for JSE – Tuesday

Kingston Wharves jumped to close at $60 on Tuesday.

The All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 6,070.62 points to a record high of 356,437.50 in early trading, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, on Tuesday, with Kingston Wharves jumping to a record high of $61 up from $53, NCB Financial that rise by $1 and Seprod climbing from $45 to $53.
With just 17 minutes of trading elapsing, the JSE Index was also reaching record high, jumping 5,531.02 points, to a record 324,754.83.
The market did not hold to the lofty highs reached in the early session and closed trading with the All Jamaican Composite Index climbing by a much lower 1,354.11 points to end at a closing record high of 351,720.99. and the JSE Index advancing by 1,233.75 points to finish at a closing record high of 320,457.56.
Strong gains by Caribbean Cement, JMMB Group, NCB Financial and Seprod overwhelmed declines in Grace Kennedy, Sagicor Real Estate Fund and Supreme Ventures to help propel the Indices to new highs.
Market activities resulted in 35 securities trading including 4 in the US dollar market compared to just 25 securities trading on Monday.
At the end of trading, the prices of 12 stocks rose, 13 declined and 10 closed trading unchanged. Stanley Motta closed with 2,211 units changing hands after falling 35 cents to close at an all-time low of $4.60 while Kingston Wharves jumped to a new record high of $60.
Trading in the main market ended with 5,240,001 units valued $81,075,944 compared to 1,995,601 units valued $33,005,256 on Monday.
The day’s volume was led by, JMMB Group 7.25% preference share with 1,500,000 shares accounting for 28.6 percent of the volume traded, followed by Radio Jamaica with 512,418 units and 9.8 percent of the day’s volume and Mayberry Jamaican Equities with 441,937 units and 8.4 percent of the main market volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 169,032 units for an average of $2,615,353, in contrast to 83,150 units valued at $1,375,219, on Monday. For the month to date an average of 220,691 units valued at $3,981,020 versus 224,098 shares valued at an average of $4,076,157 on Monday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
Stocks with major price changes| Berger Paints ended at $18 after falling 75 cents trading 1,879 stock units, Carreras fell 29 cents in trading 231,542 units at $9.20, Grace Kennedy rose 49 cents and ended trading of 52,614 shares at $58.50, Jamaica Broilers traded at $25.00, with 51,837 stock units, Jamaica Producers jumped $1.50 and finished trading 41,039 units at $18, Jamaica Stock Exchange dipped 75 cents and closed at $7.50 exchanging 57,973 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $7 to a record close of $60 with 59,336 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities fell 60 cents and settled at $9.40 trading 82,449 units, 138 Student Living finished with a gain of 28 cents at $4.29, with 2,900 stock units, Portland JSX dived $1.48 and ended at $8, with 350 units, Scotia Group lost 44 cents in trading 30,342 shares to close at $52.06, Supreme Ventures fell 40 cents and ended at $14.60, with 140,992 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 158,549 units valued at US$109,501. Trading ended with JMMB Group 6 % preference share completed trading at $1.06 trading 95,820 stock units, Margaritaville traded just 1,000 shares but lost 0.095 cents to close at 19 US cents, Proven Investments trading 4,450 shares and fell 1 cent to close at 22 US cents and Sygnus Credit trading 57,279 shares to close at 10 US cents, The JSE USD Equities Index gained 3.05 points to close at 169.08.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.

JSE main market slips in moderate trading

Temperature on the Jamaica Stock Exchange was far more subdued in trading on Monday with both volume and value pulling sharply from Friday’s levels and leaving the two major indices down at the close.
Trading activity closed, with the All Jamaican Composite Index declining 704.13 points to 350,366.88 and the JSE Index falling 641.55 points to end at 319,223.81.
Strong gains by Caribbean Cement, JMMB Group, NCB Financial and Seprod overwhelmed declines in Grace Kennedy, Sagicor Real Estate Fund and Supreme Ventures to help propel the Indices to new highs.
Market activities resulted in 25 securities trading including 1 in the US dollar market compared to 31 securities trading on Friday.
At the end of trading, the prices of 9 stocks rose, 12 declined and 4 closed trading unchanged. Stanley Motta closed with 2,211 units changing hands after falling 5 cents to close at an all-time low of $4.95.
Trading in the main market ended with 1,995,601 units valued $33,005,256 versus 3,900,466 units valued $77,632,786 on Friday.
The day’s volume was led by, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share with 456,103 shares accounting for 22.86 percent of the volume traded, followed by Wisynco Group with 349,103 units and 17.5 percent of the day’s volume and Carreras with 248,928 units and 12.5 percent of the main market volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 83,150 units valued at over $1,375,219, in contrast to 139,302 shares valued at $2,772,600 on Friday. For the month to date an average of 224,098 shares valued at an average of $4,076,157 versus 231,683 shares valued at an average of $4,230,129 on Friday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
Stocks with major price changes| Caribbean Cement fell 50 cents and finished at $47 trading 14,929 shares, Grace Kennedy ended trading 193,538 shares at $58.01, after falling 49 cents, Jamaica Producers rose 70 cents and finished trading 43,354 units at $18, Mayberry Investments fell 95 cents to settle at $7.05, in exchanging 6,993 shares. NCB Financial Group fell $1 and ended trading 12,713 shares at $109, Sagicor Group gained 40 cents and settled at $38.05, trading 6,713 stock units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund climbed $1 and closed at $12 exchanging 23,171 shares, Salada Foods gained 50 cents and ended trading 19,300 stock units at $18, Scotia Group traded 101,372 units at and closed $52.50, after adding 50 cents and Supreme Ventures lost 50 cents and ended at $15, in the trading of 17,810 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with Proven Investments trading 17,810 shares valued US$3,943 and rose 1 cent to close at 23 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index gained 3.05 points to close at 169.08.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.

All Jamaica’s record close of 351,071 – Friday

The records kept on Jamaica Stock Exchange just kept on being broken on Friday as the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed to intraday high 352,806.34 as the market chalked no less than 9 record highs during trading.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 2,162.81 points to end above the 350,000 market for the first time and finally finished at a record close of 351,071.01 and the JSE Index rose 1,948.70 points to end at record close of 319,865.36. Strong gains by Caribbean Cement, JMMB Group, NCB Financial and Seprod overwhelmed declines in Grace Kennedy, Sagicor Real Estate Fund and Supreme Ventures to help propel the Indices to new highs.
Market activities resulted in 31 securities trading including 3 in the US dollar market compared to 30 securities trading on Thursday.
At the end of trading, the prices of 12 stocks rose, 13 declined and 6 traded unchanged. Trading in the main market ended with 3,900,466 units valued $77,632,786 versus 2,800,039 units valued $52,538,433 on Thursday.
Trading resulted in an average of 139,302 units valued at an average of $2,772,600 for each security traded, in contrast to 107,694 units valued at an average of $2,020,709 on Thursday. For the month to date an average of 231,683 shares valued at an average of $4,230,129 versus 237,871 shares valued at an average of $4,333,974 on Thursday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
The day’s volume was led by, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 726,521 shares accounting for 18.6 percent of the volume traded, followed by Mayberry Jamaican Equities with 610,068 units and 15.6 percent of the day’s volume and PanJam Investment with 497,356 units and 12.8 percent of the main market volume.
Stocks with major price changes| Berger Paints gained 42 cents and settled at $19.02, in exchanging 73,786 shares, Caribbean Cement climbed $2.40 to finish at $47.50, trading 47,600 shares, Grace Kennedy ended trading 83,590 shares falling 50 cents to close at $58.50, Jamaica Broilers gained 38 cents to close at $23.50, trading 19,403 stock units, Jamaica Producers finished trading 442,125 units in losing 69 cents to end at $17.30, JMMB Group ended at $29, in exchanging 169,455 shares after rising 69 cents, NCB Financial Group jumped $4.99 and ended trading of 15,077 shares at $110, Portland JSX fell 52 cents to end at $9.48, trading 5,000 units, Sagicor Group lost 35 cents and settled at $37.65, with 78,045 shares trading. Sagicor Real Estate Fund dropped $1.84 and settled at $11, exchanging 726,521 shares, Salada Foods gained 75 cents and ended trading 4,223 stock units to close at $17.50, Scotia Group fell 30 cents to $52.00, after trading 95,271 units, Seprod jumped $5 and finished trading 23,700 shares at $45, Supreme Ventures lost 49 cents and ended at $15.50, in the trading of 52,446 shares and Stanley Motta closed with 3,000 units changing hands after falling 31 cents to close at an all-time low of $5.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 606,470 units valued at US$128,831 as Proven Investments accounting for 600,000 shares and closed at 22 US cents, Sygnus Credit Investments traded 4,913 shares rose 0.05 cents to 9 US cents and Sterling Investments traded 1,557 units at 9 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 2.30 points to close at 166.03.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.