More JSE stocks rise than fall

JSE frnt 4 The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange retreated for the second day in a row on Tuesday, with the All Jamaica Composite Index falling 395.03 points to close at 188,471.80, bringing the year to date gains to 12.6 percent. The JSE Market Index dived 353.23 points to finish at 169,569.09 and the JSE combined index dropped 1,072.17 points to end at 182,013.95 with a gain for the year to date of 15 percent.
At the close 7,411,988 units valued at $113,469,413 changed hands, compared to 2,406,886 units valued at $45,582,046 changing hands on Monday. The junior market accounted for 1,268,960 units trading valued at $6,437,908 of the stocks traded.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 255,960 and 178,031 month to date units. On Monday, an average of 71,224 units traded with the average for the month to date being 100,103 units. The average for the October was 220,811 units.
ICI JSE sum 8-11-16The market closed with 41 securities trading as the prices of 12 gained while 15 declined in the overall market, including 4 stocks rising and 5 falling, in the junior market.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
In market activity, Barita Investments declined by 25 cents in trading 18,400 units and closed at $4.10, Berger Paints traded 77,214 shares to end at $5.90 after falling 15 cents, Cable & Wireless gained 2 cents and closed at 88 cents with 163,017 units trading. Caribbean Cement jumped $1.85 with 6,885 units changing hands, to close at $30.85, Carreras traded 20,710 shares to end at $65.20. Grace Kennedy lost 95 cents in trading 971 units at $40.05, Jamaica Broilers lost 10 cents and closed at $14 with 7,376 shares changing ownership, Jamaica Producers lost 9 cents in trading 7,329 shares to close at $8.15, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $8 after trading 361,145 shares. JMMB Group traded 17,000 shares and lost gained 56 cents, to end at $13.80,ICI -JSE fn Qts 8-11-16 Kingston Wharves traded 306,116 shares and rose 3 cents, to close at $17.20, Mayberry Investments gained just 1 cent and ended with 9,065 shares trading at the close at $4, National Commercial Bank traded 15,581 shares to close at $45.49. Trading in 138 Student Living, ended with 56,583 shares changing hands to close with a rise of 50 cents at $5.50, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.45 with 50,000 shares trading, Sagicor Group had 3,344,598 shares changing hands and fell 43 cents to close at $23.42. Scotia Group fell 35 cents in trading 58,464 shares to close at $31.20, Scotia Investments traded 41,821 shares to close at $30, Seprod jumped $5.85 in trading 219,639 shares to end at 52 weeks’ high of $30, Supreme Ventures traded 1,320,818 shares to close at $5 and Proven Investments traded 20,556 units at 19 US cents, up 1.25 cents.

JSE majors drop juniors rise

Prices mostly fell in early trading on Monday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange but with lower volume than on Friday.
ICI int -7-11-16Jamaica Stock Exchange stock was adjusted the 5 for 1 stock split on Friday but the stock has not traded so far, but the bid is at $8.10 to buy 4,790 shares. Paramount Trading that has announced a 10 to 1 stock split has a bid at $30.60 to buy 1,035 units without an offer versus the last traded price of $29.
Major traded so far include, Jamaica Producers with 81,887 units at $8.25, National Commercial Bank 232,872 units at $45, Jetcon Corporation with 126,700 units at $5 and Lasco Distributors with 91,345 units at $7.
The all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 1,002.17 points to 188,306.17, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index declined points to 169,420.99, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index lost 652.67 points to close at 182,489.04 and the junior market index rose 17.36 points to 2,469.57.
At 10:45 am, a total of 29 securities traded, resulting in a volume of 640,254 shares changing hands carrying a value of $13,990,935, compared to 1,938,366 shares changing hands carrying a value of $18,934,325, on Friday.
The average number of shares traded amounts to 22,078 units compared to 71,791 on Friday. Market activity resulted in 11 stocks falling while the prices of 6 securities rose.

Jamaica’s main market in sharp retreat

Scotiabank dropped $1.93 to help rip large chunk in points off the indices.

Scotiabank dropped $1.93 to help rip large chunk in points off the indices.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock exchange retreated sharply on Thursday with the All Jamaica Composite Index dropping 2,885.94 points to close at 185,589.12, bringing the year to date gains to 10.9 percent. The JSE Market Index dived 2,580.55 points to finish at 166,991.45 and the JSE combined index collapsed 2,311.22 points to end at 180,210.50 and gained at 13.9 percent for the year to date.
At the close 3,333,891 units valued at $23,300,182 changed hands, compared to 8,751,466 units valued at $70,052,498 changing hands on Wednesday. The junior market accounted for 2,322,147 units trading valued at $11,077,945 of the stocks traded.
ICI JSE sum 3-11-16 The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 330,400 and month to date 312,605 units. On Wednesday, an average of 294,810 units traded. The average for the October was 220,811 units.
The market closed with 34 securities trading as the prices of 11 gained while 10 declined in the overall market, including 4 stocks rising and 2 falling, in the junior market.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In market activity, Berger Paints traded 5,670 shares to end at $6.05 after rising 5 cents, Cable & Wireless rose 1 cent to close at 85 cents with 152,000 units trading. Caribbean Cement dropped $1.85 with 250 units changing hands to close at $29, Carreras traded 1,655 shares to end at $66. Grace Kennedy lost 25 cents in trading 13,630 units at $41.50, ICI -JSE fn Qts 3-11-16Jamaica Broilers closed at $14.50 with 175,869 shares changing ownership, Jamaica Producers gained 10 cents to end at $8.30 with 71,668 units trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 48 cents and ended at $27.98 while trading 29,463 shares. JMMB Group traded 23,167 shares and rose 21 cents, to end at $14.20, Kingston Wharves traded 2,600 shares and lost 31 cents to close at $17.19, Mayberry Investments ended with 19,020 shares trading at $3.65, National Commercial Bank rose 49 cents in trading 5,915 shares to close at $44.99. Pan Jamaican Investment lost 15 cents and closed at $23 after trading 165,986 shares, Sagicor Group had 64,289 shares changing hands and dropped $1 to close at $22.50. Scotia Group dived $1.93 in trading 5,200 shares to close at $31.05, Seprod traded 9,110 shares to end at $24.15, Proven Investments traded 5,215 units at 19.90 US cents and JMMB Group 7.50% preference shares fell 1 cent and traded 235,175 units at $1.08.

Jamaican stocks jump 3,000 points to record

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Sagicor Group jumped $1.50 and helped push JSE to a new record on Wednesday.

Sagicor Group jumped $1.50 and helped push JSE to a new record on Wednesday.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock exchange surged with the All Jamaica Composite Index adding 3,761.75 points to close at a new high of 188,475.06 bring the year to date gains to 12.6 percent. The JSE Market index, the Select Index and the Composite index all closed at new all-time highs as well, erasing the previous high on October 11.
Helping to move the index up were a $3.35 jump in Caribbean Cement, 80 cents gain in National Commercial Bank, a gain of $1.50 in Sagicor Group and $1.48 in Scotia Group.
The JSE Market Index jumped 3,363.67 points to finish at 169,572.00 and the JSE combined index blasted 3,330.80 points up, to end at 182,521.72 and gained 15.3 percent for the year to date.
At the close 8,751,466 units valued at $70,052,498 changed hands, compared to 8,941,559 units valued at $145,848,058 changing hands on Tuesday. The junior market accounted for 521,462 units trading valued at $7,467,867 of the stocks traded.
ICI JSE sum 2-11-16 The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 330,400 and month to date 312,605 units. On Tuesday, an average of 294,810 units traded. The average for the October was 220,811 units.
The market closed with 43 securities trading as the prices of 19 gained while 9 declined in the overall market, including 6 stocks rising and 4 falling, in the junior market.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments lost 5 cents in trading 3,200 units to close at $4.40, Berger Paints traded 7,068 shares to end at $6 after rising 14 cents, Cable & Wireless lost 1 cent to close at 84 cents with 94,486 units trading. Caribbean Cement recovered $3.35 with 10,094 units changing hands to close at $30.85, Carreras traded 57,910 shares and jumped 40 cents to end at $66. Grace Kennedy lost 24 cents in trading 18,701 units at $41.75, Jamaica Producers gained 1 cent to end at $8.20 with 33,536 units trading,ICI -JSE fn Qts 2-11-16r Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 26 cents and ended at $27.50 while trading 41,833 shares. JMMB Group traded just 670 shares and rose 49 cents to end at $13.99, Kingston Wharves traded 6,740 shares to close at $17.50, Mayberry Investments fell 23 cents and ended with 34,383 shares trading at $3.65, National Commercial Bank rose 80 cents in trading 28,240 shares to close at $44.50. Radio Jamaica gained 5 cents and closed at $1.45 after trading 5,000 shares, Sagicor Group had 77,084 shares changing hands and jumped $1.50 to close at $23.50. Scotia Group jumped $1.48 in trading 438,863 shares to close at $32.98, Supreme Ventures traded 7,196,635 shares to end at $5, Proven Investments traded 88,291 units at 19.89 US cents down from 20 US cents and JMMB Group 7.50% preference shares rose 1 cent and traded 80,500 units at $1.09.

Cement drops $3.50 gets support at $27.50

 Carib Cement dived $3.50 to end at $27.50, in response to losses  in Q3.

Carib Cement dived $3.50 to end at $27.50, in response to losses in Q3.

Caribbean Cement fresh from landing investors with unexpected results for the September quarter sank in trading on Tuesday to $27.50 with a fall of $3.50 with 112,738 units changing hands as some support exists around the closing price level.
The main market indices of the Jamaica Stock Exchange lost grounds on Tuesday with the all Jamaica Composite Index dropping 616.14 points to 184,713.31. The JSE Market Index dived 550.94 points to finish at 166,208.33 and the JSE combined index declined 488.83 points to end at 179,190.92 and gained at 13.5 percent for the year to date.
At the close 8,941,559 units valued at $145,848,058 changed hands, compared to 5,240,652 units valued at $17,874,079 changing hands on Monday. The junior market accounted for 981,688 units trading valued at $4,566,702 of the stocks traded.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 294,810 units. On Monday, an average of 189,771 units, compared to an average for the October of 220,811 units.
ICI JSE sum 1-11-16The market closed with 42 securities trading as the prices of 13 gained while 16 declined in the overall market, including 4 stocks rising and 5 falling, in the junior market.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments traded 5,500 units to close at $4.45, Berger Paints traded 18,408 shares to end at $5.86 after falling 14 cents, Cable & Wireless closed at 85 cents with 48,236 units trading. Carreras traded 13,438 shares and shed 6 cents to end at $65.60. Trading in 1834 Investments resulted in 5,241 shares changing hands with a rise of 2 cents at $1.27, Grace Kennedy gained 49 cents and traded 122,011 units at $41.99, Jamaica Broilers fell 1 cent and closed at $14.50 with 5,002,886 shares switching owners. ICI -JSE fn Qts -11-16Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 26 cents and ended at $27.24 while trading 26,872 shares, JMMB Group traded 85,795 shares and rose 20 cents to end at $13.50, Kingston Wharves traded 2,700 shares to close at $17.50,Mayberry Investments fell 12 cents and ended with 129,368 shares trading at $3.88, National Commercial Bank traded 93,037 shares to close at $43.70. Pan Jamaican Investments lost 29 cents and closed at $23 after trading 54,650 shares, Sagicor Group had 53,525 shares changing hands and lost 90 cents to close at $22, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 6,000 shares to close at $10.25 after rising 5 cents. Scotia Group traded 1,290,387 shares to close at $31.50, Seprod lost 85 cents in trading 62,825 shares to end at $24.15, Proven Investments traded 290,126 units at 20 US cents up from 19.90 US cents and JMMB Group 7.50% preference shares traded 506,000 units at $1.08.

Jamaican stocks drop on Monday

Caribbean Cement lost $2 after positing a loss in Q3.

Caribbean Cement lost $2 after positing a loss in Q3.

The main market indices of the Jamaica Stock Exchange lost grounds on Monday with the all Jamaica Composite Index dropping 1,510.34 points to 185,329.45. The JSE Market Index dived 1,350.50 points to finish at 166,759.27 and the JSE combined index declined 1,188.78 points to end at 179,679.75 and gained at 13.5 percent for the year to date.
At the close 5,240,652 units valued at just $17,874,079 changed hands, compared to 9,303,791 units valued at $32,857,021 changing hands on Friday. The junior market accounted for 865,115 units trading valued at 3,986,807 of the stocks traded.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 189,771 units, compared to an average for the month to date of 220,811 units. On Friday, an average of 337,427 units, compared to an average for the month to date of 251,850.
ICI -JSE sum -31-10-16The market closed with 35 securities trading as the prices of 17 gained while 9 declined in the overall market, including 6 stocks rising and 1 falling, in the junior market.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 20 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments traded 25,000 units and gained 5 cents to close at $4.45, Cable & Wireless rose 5 cents to close at 85 cents with 100,000 units trading. Caribbean Cement traded 92,177 shares but dropped $2 to close at $31, after the company reported a loss of $81 million in the third quarter partially as a result of closure of its plant for upgrading. Trading in 1834 Investments resulted in 3,344,179 shares changing hands at $1.25, Jamaica Broilers gained 31 cents and closed at $14.51 with 22,132 shares switching owners. Jamaica Producers lost 1 cent to end at $8.19 with 154,746 units trading, ICI -JSE fn Qts -31-10-16Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 50 cents and ended at $27.50 while trading 22,004 shares. JMMB Group traded 6,359 shares and rose 5 cents to end at $13.30, Kingston Wharves traded 81,500 shares to close at $17.50 after gaining 50 cents, Mayberry Investments fell 37 cents and ended with 11,938 shares trading at $4, National Commercial Bank traded 13,471 shares to close with a fall of $1.29 at $43.70. Pan Jamaican Investments gained 79 cents and closed at $23.29 after trading 5,887 shares, Sagicor Group had 9,320 shares changing hands and lost 30 cents to close at $22.90, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 158,087 shares to close at $10.20 after losing 3 cents. Scotia Group gained 98 cents in trading 2,985 shares to close at $31.50, Seprod traded 13,414 shares to end at $25, Proven Investments traded 5,820 units at 19.90 US cents down from 19.50 US cents and JMMB Group 7.50% preference shares traded 290,100 units at $1.08.

Jamaican stocks jump on Friday

Bulls in cautious run on Jamaican stocks

Bulls in cautious run on Jamaican stocks

The main market indices of the Jamaica Stock Exchange made good gains on Friday with the all Jamaica Composite Index jumping 1,541.96 points to 186,839.79. The JSE Market Index climbed 1,378.78 points to finish at 168,109.77 and the JSE combined index surged 1,558.73 points to end at 180,868.53 and gained at 14 percent for the year to date.
At the close 9,303,791 units valued at $32,857,021 changed hands, compared to 4,739,909 units valued at $93,941,257 changing hands on Thursday. The junior market accounted for 865,115 units trading valued at 3,986,807 of the stocks traded.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 337427 units, compared to an average for the month to date of 251,850 units. On Thursday, an average of 153,615 units, compared to an average for the month to date of 166,273.
ICI -JSE sum -28-10-16The market closed with 41 securities trading as the prices of 14 gained while 12 declined in the overall market, including 5 stocks rising and 5 falling, in the junior market.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 16 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In market activity, Cable & Wireless fell 4 cents to close at 80 cents with 2,532,420 units trading, Caribbean Cement traded 10,683 shares and rose 95 cents to close at $33, Carreras closed at $66 with 2,395 units changing hands. Grace Kennedy closed trading with 5,934 shares changing hands at $41.50, Jamaica Broilers lost 5 cents and closed at $14.20 with 54,684 shares switching owners. Jamaica Producers climbed 70 cents at $8.20 with 1,334,480 units trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 39 cents and ended at $27 while trading 27,348 shares. Kingston Wharves traded 15,756 shares to close at $17, Mayberry Investments rose 27 cents and ended with 136,370 shares trading at $4.37,ICI -JSE fn Qts -28-10-16National Commercial Bank traded 25,250 shares to close with a rise of 99 cents at $44.99, Pan Jamaican Investments lost 50 cents and closed at $22.50 after trading 2,876 shares. Radio Jamaica had 3,993,107 units changing hands to end at $1.50. Sagicor Group had 109,976 shares changing hands and gained 45 cents to close at $23.20, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 75,341 shares to close at $10.23 after rising 23 cents, Scotia Investments traded 30,000 shares to close at $30, Seprod traded 8,250 shares with the price rising 90 cents to end at $25. Sterling Investments lost 74 cents in trading 7,500 units to close at $14.25, Supreme Ventures traded 15,200 units at $5 after falling 15 cents and Proven Investments traded 46,050 units at 19.50 US cents down from 19.80 Units.

JSE rise in early trading – Friday

As the close of October approaches, the prices of stocks seem to be firming up on the Jamaica Stock ICI JSE int trd 28-10-16Exchange resulting in slightly more stocks rising than falling in the early trading session. Trading continues on moderate pace on Friday with all the market indices rising.
The all Jamaica Composite Index gained 440.70 points to 185,738.53, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index grew 394.06 points to 167,125.05, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index climbed 664.11 points to close at 179,973.91 and the junior market index climbed 29.07 points to 2,432.01.
At 10:45 am, a total of 21 securities traded, resulting in a volume of 548,724 shares changing hands carrying a value of $3,478,798.
The average number of shares traded on Friday amounts to 26,130 units. Market activity resulted in 7 stocks falling while the prices of 8 securities rose.
In trading activity, Jamaica Producers gained 80 cents in trading 123,880 shares at $8.30, KLE Group fell from $1.79 to $1.30 with 102,077 shares, Lasco Financial Services traded 110,000 units at $3.10, Sagicor Real Estate X Fund has so far traded 56,372 shares at $10.20, Proven Investments 33,550 units at 19 US cents.

Jamaican stocks jump on Thursday

Stocks The main market indices of the Jamaica Stock Exchange made good gains on Thursday with the all Jamaica Composite Index jumping 1,628.18 points to 185,297.83. The JSE Market Index climbed 1,455.89 points to finish at 166,730.99 and the JSE combined index surged 1,567.18 points to end at 179,309.80 and gained at 12 percent for the year to date.
At the close 4,739,909 units valued at $93,941,257 changed hands, compared to 2,584,785 units valued at $33,734,659 changing hands on Wednesday. The junior market accounted for 1,360,374 units trading valued at $8,009,663 of the stocks traded.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 153,615 units, compared to an average for the month to date of 166,273 units. ICI -JSE sum -27-10-16On Wednesday, an average of 77,761 units, compared to an average for the month to date of 178,931.
The market closed with 41 securities trading as the prices of 11 gained while 14 declined in the overall market, including 3 stocks rising and 10 falling, in the junior market.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In market activity, Cable & Wireless closed at 84 cents with 356,837 units trading, Caribbean Cement traded 20,374 shares and lost 5 cents to close at $32.05, Carreras closed at $66 with 2,850 units changing hands. 1834 Investments traded 389,087 units but rose 8 cents to end at $1.25, Grace Kennedy lost 40 cents and closed trading with 4,818 shares changing hands at $41.50, Jamaica Broilers lost 25 cents and closed at $14.25 with 40,253 shares switching owners. Jamaica Producers closed with a loss of 75 cents at $7.50 with 252,483 units trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $27.39 while trading 7,692 shares, ICI -JSE fn Qts -27-10-16JMMB Group gained 3 cents in trading 69,546 units to close at $13.25. Kingston Wharves traded 1,300 shares to close at $17, Mayberry Investments rose 10 cents and ended with 61,100 shares trading at $4.10, National Commercial Bank traded 1,592,552 shares to close with a rise of $1 at $44, Pan Jamaican Investments closed at $23 after trading 4,250 shares. Portland JSX traded 2,650 units with the price gaining 7 cents to $11.10, Radio Jamaica rose 10 cents in trading 15,000 units and to end at $1.50. Sagicor Group had 28,463 shares changing hands and gained 35 cents to close at $22.75, Scotia Group closed at $30.51 with 224,410 shares changing hands, Scotia Investments traded 27,450 shares to close at $30 after falling $1.04 cents and Supreme Ventures traded 268,500 units at $5.15 after rising 15 cents.

Jamaican stocks gain on Wednesday

JSE frnt 12-15 The main market indices of the Jamaica Stock Exchange made modest gains on Wednesday with the all Jamaica Composite Index rising 216.41 points to 183,669.65. The JSE Market Index climbed 193.50 points to finish at 165,275.10 and the JSE combined index rose 551.77 points to end at 177,742.62 and gained at 12 percent for the year to date.
At the close 2,584,785 units valued at $33,734,659 changed hands, compared to 5,164,481 units valued at $41,188,234 changing hands on Tuesday. The junior market accounted for 718,533 units trading valued at $4,825,236 of the stocks traded.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 77,761 units, compared to an average for the month to date of 178,931 units. On Tuesday, an average of 157,519 units, compared to an average for the month to date of 280,102.
ICI -JSE sum -26-10-16The market closed with 40 securities trading as the prices of 11 gained while 14 declined in the overall market, including 5 stocks rising and 4 falling, in the junior market.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
In market activity, Berger Paints traded 5,000 shares to end at $6, Cable & Wireless closed at 84 cents with 290,565 units trading, Caribbean Cement traded 40,741 shares and lost 40 cents to close at $32.10, Carreras closed at $66 with 820 units changing hands. 1834 Investments traded 26,836 units but lost 3 cents to end at $1.17, Grace Kennedy lost 5 cents and closed trading with 6,685 shares changing hands at $41.90, Jamaica Broilers closed at $14.50 with 419,751 shares switching owners. ICI -JSE fn Qts -26-10-16Jamaica Producers closed with a loss of 4 cents at $8.25 with 890 units trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 44 cents and ended at $27.39 while trading 2,323 shares, JMMB Group lost 43 cents in trading 7,580 units to close at $13.22. Kingston Wharves traded 5,328 shares to close at $17, Mayberry Investments ended with 265,471 shares trading at $4, National Commercial Bank traded 14,975 shares to close with a decline of 49 cents at $43, Pan Jamaican Investments rose 45 cents to close at $23 after trading 15,199 shares. Portland JSX traded 1,500 units with the price falling 7 cents to $11.03, Radio Jamaica traded 111,388 units and fell 15 cents to end at $1.40. Sagicor Group had 12,768 shares changing hands and lost 15 cents to close at $22.40, Scotia Group rose 36 cents and closed at $30.51 with 388,287 shares changing hands and Proven Investments traded 245,840 units at 19.75 US cents after rising 0.25 cents.