Majors suffers moderate fall – Monday

JMMB Group closed at a 52 weeks' high of $15.51on Monday.

JMMB Group closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $15.51on Monday.

Stocks ended trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with the main market indices declining moderately ended with 36 securities trading as the prices of 12 gained while 11 declined in the overall market, including 5 stocks rising and 4 falling, in the junior market.
At the close, the all Jamaica Composite Index fell 429.66 points to close at 186,414.41, the JSE Market Index declined 384.20 points to a record close of 167,729.41 and the JSE combined index dropped 74.87 points, to end at 181,004.58.
At the close 1,637,080 units valued at $21,412,158 changed hands, compared to 2,319,114 units valued at $26,904,029 changing hands on Friday. The junior market accounted for 499,330 units valued at $2,265,060 of the stocks traded.
ICI -JSE sum -10-10-16 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 3 with lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments traded 20,600 shares and rose 35 cents to close at $4.40, Cable & Wireless gained 7 cents to close at 98 cents with 58,513 units trading, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.90 in trading 5,200 shares to close at $33. Carreras had 4,395 shares changing hands at $66, trading in 1834 Investments ended with 27,024 shares changing hands to close at $1.23, Grace Kennedy rose 45 cents and closed with 143,248 shares changing hands at $42.45, Jamaica Broilers traded 20,840 units but lost 24 cents to close at $14.76. Jamaica Producers ended with 38,606 shares changing hands to close at $8.40, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 48 cents and ended at $28.01 while trading 4,000 shares,ICI -JSE fn Qts -10-10-16 JMMB Group jumped 99 cents in trading 177,324 units to close at 52 weeks’ high of $15.51, Kingston Wharves traded 1,585 shares to close at $17.50. Mayberry Investments traded 200,000 shares to close at $3.60, National Commercial Bank traded 400 shares and rose 5 cents to end at $42.30, Pan Jamaican Investments lost 10 cents to close at $23.30 after trading 2,600 shares. Radio Jamaica fell 15 cents in trading 71,572 shares to close at $1.55, Sagicor Group traded 3,000 shares to end at $23.85, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 12,981 shares to close at $10.18, Scotia Group dropped $1.69 to close at $30.50 with 17,118 shares changing hands. Scotia Investments had 62,948 units changing hands to close at $30, with a gain of $3, Supreme Ventures traded 101,166 shares to close with a loss of 10 cents at $4.70 and Proven Investments closed at 19.99 US cents with 155,700 shares trading.

Majors jump to new high – Friday

Seprod closed at 52 weeks' high on Friday of $22.60.

Seprod closed at 52 weeks’ high on Friday of $22.60.


Stocks hit new highs in trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange at the close on Friday with the all Jamaica Composite Index leaping 1,691.30 points to close at 186,844.07, for an 11.6 percent rise for the year to date. Market ended with 38 securities trading, the prices of 12 gained while 14 declined in the overall market, including just 1 stock rising and 7 falling, in the junior market.
At the close, the JSE Market Index jumped 1,512.33 points to a record close of 168,113.61 and the JSE combined index surged 1,476.85 points, to end at 181,079.45.
The market is surging to new highs on limited volumes, not an unusual development in the early phase of a bull market as selling is reduced and buyers try to get stocks close to recent traded prices. At the close 2,319,114 units valued at $26,904,029 changed hands, compared to 6,736,290 units valued at $38,657,160 changing hands on Thursday. The junior market accounted for 952,581 units valued at $6,200,775 of the stocks traded.
ICI -JSE sum -7-10-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 11 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments traded just 1,600 shares and fell 44 cents to close at $4.15, Cable & Wireless dropped 5 cents to close at 91 cents with 122,819 units trading, Caribbean Cement rose 40 cents in trading 1,500 shares to close at $31.10. Carreras gained 97 cents with 1,014 shares changing hands at $66, trading in 1834 Investments ended with a loss of 1 cent with 4,248 shares changing hands to close at $1.23, Grace Kennedy closed with 20,781 shares changing hands at $42, Jamaica Producers ended with 4,240 shares changing hands to close at $8.40. Jamaica Stock Exchange rose $1.49 and ended at $28.49 while trading 7,320 shares, JMMB Group lost 4 cents in trading 63,110 units to close at $14.51, Kingston Wharves rose 45 cents in trading 1,070 shares to close at $17.50. Mayberry Investments traded 3,360 shares to close with a gain of 10 cents at $3.60, ICI -JSE fn Qts -7-10-16National Commercial Bank traded 15,699 shares and rose 65 cents to end at $42.25, trading in 138 Student Living ended with shares trading with a gain of 20 cents at $4.70, Pan Jamaican Investments lost 10 cents to close at $23.40 after trading 17,780 shares. Radio Jamaica rose 5 cents in trading 10,000 shares to close at $1.70, Sagicor Group traded 115,109 shares to end at $23.85, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 19,374 shares to close at $10.18 with a rise of 6 cents, Scotia Group jumped $2.18 to close at $32.19 with 737,828 shares changing hands. Scotia Investments had 1,992 units changing hands to close at $27, with a fall of $3, Seprod traded 100,00 shares to close with a gain of 60 cents at a 52 weeks’ high of $22.60, Sterling Investments closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $15 with 9,889 shares trading, JMMB Group 7.50% preference share traded 53,00 units to end at $1.10.

Declining stocks hold upper hand – Thursday

Exchange place The Jamaica Stock Exchange made some modest gains on Thursday with trading closed with 44 securities trading as the prices of 12 gained while 14 declined in the overall market, including 4 stocks rising and 4 falling, in the junior market.
At the close 6,736,290 units valued at $26,904,029, changed hands, compared to 4,936,602 units valued at $80,553,639 changing hands on Wednesday. The junior market accounted for 1,753,530 units valued at $7,158,594 of the stocks traded.
At the close, the JSE Market Index rose 155.60 points to end at 166,601.28. The all Jamaica Composite Index close higher by 174.02 points to close at 185,152.77 and the JSE combined index rose 254.44 points, to end at 179,602.60.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers. ICI -JSE sum -6-10-16
In market activity, Barita Investments traded 203,167 shares and gained 49 cents and close at $4.59, but with a small amount trading at the closing price and with the average price at $4.01, Cable & Wireless gained 6 cents to close at 96 cents with 170,464 units trading, Caribbean Cement rose 20 cents in trading 6,992 shares to close at $30.70. Carreras gained 3 cents with 918 shares changing hands at $65.03, trading in 1834 Investments ended with 24,000 shares changing hands to close at $1.24, Grace Kennedy closed with 69,734 shares changing hands at $42 after falling 45 cents, Jamaica Producers ended with 991 shares changing hands to close at $8.40. Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 40 cents and ended at $27 while trading 31,435 shares, JMMB Group climbed 54 cents in trading 111,604 units to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $14.55,ICI -JSE fn Qts -6-10-16 Kingston Properties lost 12 cents in closing at $9 with 14,000 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves lost 45 cents in trading 26,495 shares to close at $17.05. Mayberry Investments traded 8,619 shares to close with a loss of 20 cents at $3.50, National Commercial Bank traded 7,764 shares and declined 40 cents to end at $41.60, Pan Jamaican Investments gained 10 cents and closed at $23.50 after trading 7,800 shares. Portland JSX traded 6,435 shares and fell 30 cents to $11. Radio Jamaica lost 5 cents in trading 101,020 shares to close at $1.65, Sagicor Group traded 56,722 shares and rose by 4 cents to end at $23.85, Scotia Group closed at $30.01 with 173,539 shares changing hands. Scotia Investments had 2,000 units changing hands to close at $30, Supreme Ventures closed at $4.80 with 49,928 shares, JMMB Group 7.50% preference share traded 3,426,600 units after falling 9 cents to end at $1.10 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 473,670 units at $2.10.

Advancing stocks shine – Wednesday

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JMMB Group closed at a 52 weeks' high on Wednesday.

JMMB Group closed at a 52 weeks’ high on Wednesday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange gave back some of the gains enjoyed on Tuesday with some small decline after the market surged close to 1,000 points early in the morning session but failed to hold these gains and ended down by 10:45 AM. Trading closed with 41 securities trading as the prices of 19 gained while 11 declined in the overall market, including 10 stocks rising and 4 falling, in the junior market.
At the close 4,936,602 units valued at $80,553,639, changed hands, compared to 1,458,426 units valued at just $21,510,810 changing hands on Tuesday. The junior market accounted for 1,995,508 units valued at $10,428,547 of the stocks traded.
At the close, the JSE Market Index lost 619.07 points to end at 166,445.68.ICI -JSE sum -5-10-16 The all Jamaica Composite Index fell 692.34 points to close at 184,978.75 and the JSE combined index slipped 28.68 points, to end at 179,348.16.
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 2 with lower offers.
In market activity, Berger Paints traded 49,851 shares and gained 10 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.60, Cable & Wireless gained 3 cents to close at 90 cents with 18,516 units trading, Caribbean Cement rose 50 cents in trading 201,487 shares to close at $30.50, Carreras dropped $1 with 74,889 shares changing hands at $65. Trading in 1834 Investments ended with 31,636 shares changing hands to close at $1.24, Grace Kennedy closed with 11,459 shares changing hands at $42.45 after falling 5 cents, Jamaica Producers ended with 40,200 shares changing hands as the price gained 30 cents to close at $8.40. JMMB Group climbed $1.01 in trading 91,100 units to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $14.01, Mayberry Investments traded 973,100 shares to close at $3.70, ICI -JSE fn Qts -5-10-16National Commercial Bank traded 892,203 shares and declined 10 cents to end at $42, Pan Jamaican Investments lost 55 cents and closed at $23.40 after trading 11,215 shares. Radio Jamaica gained 30 cents in trading 52,835 shares to close at $1.70, Sagicor Group traded 6,291 shares and ended at $23.81, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 10,769 shares but fell 13 cents to close at $10.12, Scotia Group dropped $1.49 and closed at $30.01 with 4,228 shares changing hands. Scotia Investments jumped $3.50 with 11,920 units changing hands to close at $30, Proven Investments traded 49,063 shares at 20 US cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 388,250 units at $2.10 after falling 3 cents and Jamaica Public Service 9.5% preference share traded 9,675 units at $1,247 each.

AJ Index surges 2,888 points to record close – Tuesday

JSE frnt 12-15 The Jamaica Stock Exchange all Jamaica composite Index and the JSE index surged to close at record levels, erasing the record of 183,366.39 reached in February 4, for the former, this year and beating the previous high of 165,011.89 on the same day, for the JSE Market Index. The JSE Combined index also hit a new closing record, bettering the level of 177,090.44 it closed at last week Friday.
Trading ended with the prices of 14 securities gaining out of a total of 35 trading, while 7 declined in the overall market, including 6 stocks rising and 4 falling, in the junior market.
At the close 1,458,426 units valued at just $21,510,810, changed hands, compared to 43,448,695 units ICI -JSE sum rv-4-10-16valued at $912,734,040 changing hands on Friday. The junior market accounted for 397,764 units valued at $1,373,477 of the stocks traded.
At the close, the JSE Market Index jumped 2,582.50 points to end at 167,064.75. The all Jamaica Composite Index surged 2,888.12 points to close at 185,671.09 and the JSE combined index climbed 2,286.40 points, to end at 179,376.84 for a new record high.
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 2 with lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments traded 30,000 shares to close at $4.20, Carreras gained 15 cents with 4,783 shares changing hands at $66, trading in 1834 Investments ended with 9,600 shares changing hands and gained of 2 cents to close at $1.24, ICI -JSE fn Qts -4-10-16Grace Kennedy closed with 116,206 shares changing hands at $42.50. Jamaica Producers traded 9,200 shares and ended with a loss of 30 cents at $8.10, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with a gain of 40 cents at $27.40 with 1,108 units trading, JMMB Group traded 180,232 units to close at $13 after trading earlier at $13.95, Kingston Wharves lost 10 cents in trading 561,770 shares to close at $17.50. National Commercial Bank traded just 9,986 shares and gained 60 cents to end at $42.10. Pan Jamaican Investments added 45 cents and closed at $23.95 after trading 4,462 shares. Sagicor Group traded 3,700 shares to close at $23.81, Scotia Group closed at $31.50 with 34,840 shares changing hands, but closed with an offer at $30.50 to sell 74,380 units and JMMB Group 7.50% preference share traded 63,000 units at $1.10.

Jamaican stocks at all-time high – Thursday

Stocks Stocks on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose with sizable gains at the close of trading on Thursday. Prices in the overall closed at a new record high, as the JSE combined index surged to a new high for 2016 as advancing stocks overpowered declining ones 3 to 1.
Trading ended with the prices of 13 securities gaining out of a total of 29 trading, while 4 declined in the overall market, including 3 stocks rising and 5 falling, in the junior market.
At the close 3,849,357 units valued at $41,532,118, changed hands, compared to the 3,098,446 units valued at $40,569,011 changing hands on Wednesday. The junior market accounted for 759,344 units valued at $3,870,697 of the stocks traded.
ICI JSE sum 29-09-16At the close, the JSE Market Index climbed 943.55 points to end at 164,054.64. The all Jamaica Composite Index rose 1,055.21 points to close at 182,304.75 and the JSE combined index climbed 952.95 points, to end at 176,529.46 for a new record high, surpassing the record reached in February.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading show a sharp rise to 22 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
In market activity, Berger Paints closed at $5.15 with 1,019 units changing hands, Cable & Wireless fell 1 cent and closed at 89 cents with 95,807 units changing hands, Caribbean Cement rose 81 cents in trading 2,000 shares to close at $29.20, Carreras exchanged 8,597 shares at $65.85. Trading in 1834 Investments ended with 43,451 shares changing hands 2 cents higher at $1.24, Grace Kennedy closed with 2,265 shares changing hands at $42.50, ICI JSE fn qt 29-09-16Jamaica Broilers had 19,210 shares changing hands to end at $14.60 after rising 5 cents, Jamaica Producers closed at $8.40 with 1,349 units trading. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $28 with 7,839 units trading, JMMB Group climbed 60 cents in trading 1,239,331 units to close at $11.50, Sagicor Group declined by 20 cents in trading 391,564 shares to close at $23.80, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 114,328 shares to close with at $10.20. Scotia Group climbed $1.70 and closed at $32 with 10,731 shares changing hands, Seprod rose 10 cents in trading 129,305 shares to end at $22, Supreme Ventures rose 5 cents to close at $4.65 with 12,000 shares. Proven Investments traded 9,700 ordinary shares to close at 20 US cents after gaining 1.5 cents.

JSE majors jump on Wednesday

JSE mm Index Stocks on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose with sizable gains at the close of trading on Wednesday with four digit gains in the main indices as over advancing stocks gained the upper hand at the close.
Trading ended with the prices of 13 securities gained out of a total of 41 trading, while 9 declined in the overall market, including 3 stocks rising and 5 falling, in the junior market.

At the close 3,098,446 units valued at $40,569,011, changed hands, compared to the 3,375,381 units valued at $114,125,679 changing hands on Tuesday. The junior market accounted for 759,344 units valued at $3,870,697 of the stocks traded.
ICI JSE sum 28-09-16At the close, the JSE Market Index garnered 1,178.43 points to end at 163,111.09. The all Jamaica Composite Index rose 1,317.90 points to close at 181,249.54 and the JSE combined index climbed 1,138.30 points, to end at 175,576.51.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
In market activity, Berger Paints gained 4 cents to close at $5.15 with 500 units changing hands, Cable & Wireless closed at 90 with 197,033 units changing hands, Caribbean Cement dropped 30 cents in trading 33,165 shares to close at $29.20, Carreras exchanged 46,014 shares at $65.85 to gain 85 cents. 1834 Investments traded 207,766 shares at $1.22, Grace Kennedy rose 50 cents and closed with 152,808 shares changing hands at $42.50, Jamaica Broilers had 19,108 shares changing hands to end at $14.55, Jamaica Producers closed at $8.40 with 41,793 units trading. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $28 with 3,600 units trading, JMMB Group traded 32,634 units to close at $10.90, ICI JSE fn qt 28-09-16Margaritaville Turks traded 120,000 shares to close at 23.5 US cents after gaining 0.50 cent, Mayberry Investments traded 28,428 but fell 15 cents in closing at $3.70, National Commercial Bank rose 80 cents to $41 with 15,162 shares changing hands. Pan Jamaican Investment traded 84,575 shares to close $23.50 after rising 19 cents, Sagicor Group rose 30 cents in trading 220,817 shares to close at $24, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 8,000 shares to close with at $10.20, Scotia Group climbed $1.30 and closed at $30.30 with 10,100 shares changing hands. Scotia Investments closed at $26 with 8,800 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures lost 20 cents to close at $4.60 with 22,100 shares. Proven Investments traded 468,600 ordinary shares to close at 18.5 US cents after declining by 0.49 cents, JMMB Group 7.50% preference share traded 100,000 units at $1.10 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 482,849 units at $2.13.

JSE majors retreat on Tuesday

Scotia Group dropped by $1 on the JSE on Tuesday.

Scotia Group dropped by $1 on the JSE on Tuesday.

Stocks on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange mostly declined at the close of trading on Tuesday with four digit losses in the main indices as declining stocks inched over advancing stocks.
At the close of the market, prices of 12 securities gained out of a total of 38 trading, while 15 declined in the overall market, including 7 stocks rising and 4 falling, in the junior market.
Caribbean Cement was the star performer with a dive of $4.40 to close at $29.50 during the day and closed with 67,176 shares changing hands while Carreras exchanged 1,349,963 shares at $65 with a loss of 25 cents.
At the close 3,375,381 units valued at $114,125,679, changed hands, compared to the 3,502,355 units valued at $25,804,167 changing hands on Monday. The junior market accounted for 494,666 units valued at $2,264,166 of the stocks traded.
ICI JSE sum 27-09-16The market index ended with sizable losses, with the JSE Market Index all Jamaica Composite Index dropping 1,595.99 points to close at 179,931.64 and the JSE combined index falling 1,108.42 points, to end at 174,438.21.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
In market activity, Cable & Wireless fell 5 cents and closed at 90 with 42,413 units changing hands. Grace Kennedy fell 50 cents and closed with 16,908 shares changing hands at $42, Jamaica Broilers had just 2,130 shares changing hands and dropped 95 cents to end at $14.55. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $28 with 14,727 units trading, JMMB Group traded 4,808 units and rose 60 cents to close at $10.90, ICI JSE fn qt 27-09-16Margaritaville Turks traded 48,100 shares to close at 23 US cents after easing by 1 cent, National Commercial Bank fell 5 cents to $40.20 with 19,860 shares changing hands. Pan Jamaican Investment traded 19,860 shares to close $23.31 after falling 68 cents, 138 Student Living ordinary share traded at $4.80 while with 512,500 shares changing hands, Portland JSX closed at $11 after trading 24,700 shares, Radio Jamaica traded 95,519 shares and lost 9 cents to land at $1.31. Sagicor Group rose 19 cents in trading 602,900 shares to close at $23.51, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 49,223 shares to close with at $10.20, Scotia Group lost $1 and closed at $29 with 40,289 shares changing hands and Supreme Ventures lost 5 cents to close at $4.80 with 14,000 shares

JSE resumes rally – Monday

Carib Cement jumped $3.90 to end at $33.90 on Monday.

Carib Cement jumped $3.90 to end at $33.90 on Monday.

Stocks on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange mostly rose at the close of trading on Monday with four digit gains in the main indices as advancing stocks surged well over declining stocks more than 2 to 1.
At the close of the market, prices of 19 securities gained out of a total of 40 trading, while 8 declined in the overall market, including 7 stocks rising and 5 falling, in the junior market.
Caribbean Cement was the star performer with a jump of $3.90 to close at $33.90 during the day, but closed with 19,780 shares traded and JPSCo 7% preference share traded at a new high of 45 cents with a gain of 4 cents with just 1,278 shares changing hands.
At the close 3,502,355 units valued at $25,804,167, changed hands, compared to the 3,969,447 units valued at $48,456,543 changing hands on Tuesday. The junior market accounted for 1,873,272 units valued at $10,709,100 of the stocks traded.
ICI JSE sum 26-09-16The market index ended with moderate losses, the JSE Market Index rose 1,135.08 points to end at 163,359.75. The all Jamaica Composite Index climbed 1,269.42 points to close at 181,527.63 and the JSE combined index gained 1,119.65 points, to end at 175,546.63.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
In market activity, Barita Investments traded 17,844 shares and rose 40 cents to close at $4.05, Berger Paints gained 1 cent to close at $5.11 with 13,263 units changing hands, Cable & Wireless closed at 95 with 14,700 units changing hands. Carreras exchanged 11,114 shares at $65.25 with a loss of 25 cents, Grace Kennedy closed with 6,564 shares changing hands at $42.50, Jamaica Broilers had 38,501 shares changing hands and gained 50 cents to end at $15.50. Jamaica Producers ended at $8.40 with 1,600 units trading,ICI JSE fn qt 26-09-16 JMMB Group traded 9,754 units and rose 30 cents to close at $10.30, Margaritaville Turks traded 31,000 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ high of 24 US cents after rising by 2 cents, National Commercial Bank rose 14 cents to $40.25 with just 800 shares changing hands. Portland JSX closed at $11 after trading 8,400 shares. Radio Jamaica traded 13,572 shares and lost 3 cents to land at $1.40, Sagicor Group rose 1 cent in trading 90,934 shares to close at $23.51, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 49,223 shares to close with at $10.20, Scotia Group closed at $30 with 7,620 shares changing hands. Proven Investments traded 238,280 shares to close at 19.99 US cent and JMMB Group 7.50% preference share traded 500,000 units at $1.10.

JSE majors retreat again – Friday

Investors traded Carib Cement at $34 but the trade was cancelled and the stock closed at $30 after officially going as high s $32.

Investors traded Carib Cement at $34 but the trade was cancelled and the stock closed at $30 after officially going as high s $32.

Stocks on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange the gave up more ground by the close on Friday even as advancing stocks edged out declining stocks, once more.
At the close of the market, prices of 15 securities gained out of a total of 38 trading, while 14 declined in the overall market, including 5 stocks rising and 5 falling, in the junior market.
Caribbean Cement was the star performer with a jump to $32 during the day, but it closed with an overall gain for the day of $2 to $30 with 396,000 shares traded. Three trades totaling 3,000 shares at $34 were actually put through but were cancelled as they were effected after mid-day with less than an hour of trading left. Under the stock exchange rules, if the price exceeds 15 percent for the day the circuit breaker comes into effect and the stock is frozen from trading for an hour. Where it would be frozen for the rest of trading session the trades that trigger the freeze are cancelled.
ICI JSE sum 23-09-16At the close 3,969,447 units valued at $48,456,543, changed hands, compared to the 3,134,827 units valued at $54,491,555 changing hands on Tuesday. The junior market accounted for 1,372,103 units valued at $6,508,601 of the total traded on Thursday.
The market index ended with moderate losses, the JSE Market Index declined 521.12 points to end at 162,224.67. The all Jamaica Composite Index fell 582.79 points to close at 180,258.21 and the JSE combined index slipped 359.99 points, to end at 174,426.98.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 11 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments traded 204,156 shares and fell 35 cents to close at $3.65, Berger Paints gained 5 cents to close at $5.10 with 37,462 units changing hands, Cable & Wireless lost 3 cents to close at 95 cents, with 84,754 units changing hands. Carreras exchanged 10,982 shares at $65.50 to gain 50 cents, Ciboney closed at 17 cents with 116,600 units trading after losing 2 cents, Grace Kennedy closed with 8,698 shares changing hands at $42.50, Jamaica Broilers had 112,000 shares changing hands to end at $15. Jamaica Producers ended with a rise of 4 cents to $8.40 with 90,434 units trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 50 cents to end at $28 while trading 88,183 shares, JMMB Group traded 152,927 units to close at $10. National Commercial Bank rose 5 to $40.11 with 9,214 shares changing hands, ICI JSE fn qt 23-09-16 Pan Jamaican Investments closed at $23.99 after trading 5,000 shares, Radio Jamaica traded 19,066 shares and gained 1 cent to land at $1.43. Sagicor Group lost 15 cents in trading 18,124 shares to close at $23.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 12,000 shares to close with at $10.20 with a loss of 15 cents, Salada Foods had 1,565 units changing hands at $7.90, Scotia Group fell 11 cents to close at $30 with 579,383 shares changing hands. Sterling Investments traded 26,600 shares and fell 45 cents to close at $13.80, Supreme Ventures gained 18 cents and ended at $4.98, with 492,100 units changing hands, JMMB Group 7.50% preference share traded 100,000 units at $1.10 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 17,151 units and rose 3 cents to end at $2.13.