JSE majors dives on Tuesday

JSe online logo Jamaican main market stocks lost much ground on Tuesday, as Cable & Wireless lost 7 percent and Carib Cement 13 percent in value. Declining and advancing stocks were even, at 15 each as 38 securities changed hands, in all market segments. At the close 2 stocks traded at 52 weeks’ intraday highs with 6,931,877 units valued at $84,204,868 changing hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 1,498,582 units changing hands, valued at $7,035,386.
The JSE Market Index dived 2,056.31 points to 153,186.49 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 2,298.05 points to end at 170,150.84 and the JSE combined index shed 1,809.09 points to close at 162,629.19.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior JSE sum 08-03-16markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the end of the market activities, Berger Paints lost 27 cents while trading 5,869 shares at $4.10, Cable & Wireless fell 11 cents in closing at $1.40 with 2,143,771 units, Caribbean Cement dropped $3.11 to end at $20 with 182,378 shares trading. Carreras fell by 10 cents to close at $64, while trading 7,157 units, Grace Kennedy ended with 89,733 shares trading to close at $83, Hardware and Lumber traded 37,426 shares at $15, Jamaica Broilers gained 14 cents after trading 583,222 units to close at $14.50, Jamaica Producers traded 47,500 shares but lost 50 cents to close at $35. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 1,400 shares to end at $22.90, JSE fn Qts  08-03-16JMMB Group had 39,263 units changing hands but rose 12 cents in closing at $10.52, Kingston Wharves had 11,800 shares trading with a rise of 5 cents at $11.35, National Commercial Bank had 805,840 shares changing hands to close at $41. Pan Jamaican Investments traded 12,900 units at $96 after rising $1, Sagicor Group fell 5 cents with 85,759 shares changing hands at $23.50, Scotia Group had 444,188 shares changing hands to close with a gain of 50 cents at $31. Scotia Investments dropped 5 cents with 22,300 units changing hands at $26.50, Supreme Ventures closed at $5.15 with 76,200 units changing hands after shedding 10 cents, Proven Investments lost 2 US cents to end at 20 US cents with 518,500 units trading and JMMB 7.5% preference share traded 300,000 units at $2.15.

JSE majors fall on Monday

Exchange place Jamaican stocks lost ground on Monday, as declining stocks overpowered advancing ones 19 to 10 fell as 44 changed hands, in all market segments. At the close 2 stocks traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday high with 19,358,874 units valued at $311,620,982 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 729,681 units changing hands, valued at $3,325,492.
The JSE Market Index fell 505.02 points to 155,242.80 the all Jamaica Composite Index lost 564.38 points to end at 172,448.89 and the JSE combined index dipped 339.27 points to close at 164,438.28.
JSE sum 07-03-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
At the end of the market activities, Barita Investments traded 9,000 units and lost 20 cents to end at $3.52, Berger Paints gained 37 cents while trading 13,159 shares at $4.37, Cable & Wireless put on 1 cent in closing at $1.51 with 281,758 units, Caribbean Cement dropped 39 cents to end at $23.11 with 122,871 shares trading. Carreras fell by 90 cents to close at $64.10, while trading 576,410 units, Gleaner had 154,500 shares trading with the loss of 1 cent at $2, Grace Kennedy ended with 11,320 shares trading to close at $83, Jamaica Broilers gained 36 cents after trading 444,293 units to close at $14.36, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 6,330 shares to end at $23. JSE fn Qts  07-03-16 JMMB Group had 401,491 units changing hands but lost 1 cent in closing at $10.40, Kingston Wharves had 14,069,404 shares trading with a loss of 9 cents at $11.30, National Commercial Bank had 2,112,047 shares changing hands to close at $41 but the price rose $1 by the close. 138 Student Living fell 13 cents in trading 8,584 shares at $5.67. Pan Jamaican Investments traded 20,000 units at $95. Sagicor Group closed with 7,522 shares changing hands at $23.55, Scotia Group had 13001 shares changing hands to close with a loss of $1.50 at $30.50, Scotia Investments dropped $3.45 with 252,400 units changing hands at $26.55 and Supreme Ventures closed at $5.25 with 107,124 units changing hands.

JSE makes further gains on Friday

Scotia Group traded 1,633,165 shares to gain $1.25 on Friday

Scotia Group traded 1,633,165 shares to gain $1.25 on Friday


Jamaican stocks recorded gains for the second consecutive trading session on Friday, but price movements continue to be fluid with 12 securities rising while 11 fell as 36 changed hands, in all market segments.
At the close 1 stock traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday high with 5,162,901 units valued at $126,099,432 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 900,074 units changing hands, valued at $3,939,648.
The JSE Market Index rose 919.66 points to 155,747.82 the all Jamaica Composite Index gained 1,027.77 points to end at 173,013.27 and the JSE combined index climbed 1,084.68 points to close at 164,777.55.
JSE sum 04-03-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 11 with lower offers.
At the end of the market activities, Caribbean Cement dropped $1.50 to end at $23.50 with 213,601 shares trading, Carreras closed at $65, while trading 6,840 units, Grace Kennedy ended with 165,900 shares trading to close at $83 after declining by 95 cents, the stock traded in Trinidad at the equivalent of $95 on Friday. Jamaica Broilers fell 60 cents after trading 15,761 units to close at $14, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 37,020 shares to end at $23, JMMB Group had 745,095 units changing hands but lost 24 cents to close at $10.41, Kingston Wharves had 22,126 shares trading with a gain of 8 cents at $11.39.JSE fn Qts 04-03-16 Mayberry Investments traded 1,000 shares to close with a gain of 61 cents at $4.70, National Commercial Bank had 310,354 shares changing hands but the price fell $1 to close at $40, 138 Student Living traded 6,000 shares at $5.80, Pan Jamaican Investments traded 22,256 units at $95. Sagicor Group rose 4 cents with 584,105 shares changing hands at $23.55, Scotia Group had 1,633,165 shares changing hands to close with a gain of $1.25 at $32, Scotia Investments rose $2 with 380,420 units changing hands at $30. Supreme Ventures gained 5 cents and closed at $5.25 with 28,335 units changing hands and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 71,545 units at 21.75 US cents after rising by 0.75 cent.

JSE suffered from uncertainty – Wednesday

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Jamaica Producers traded at a 52 weeks' intraday high of $35.05 on Wednesday.

Jamaica Producers traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $35.05 on Wednesday.

The Jamaican stocks continued to reflect uncertainty and profit taking on Wednesday, with rising securities numbering 14 while 9 fell as 33 changed hands in all market segments. At the close 2 stocks traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday high. A total of 6,315,130 units valued at $108,516,241 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 2,441,383 units changing hands, valued at $12,192,475.
The JSE Market Index suffered a fall of 191.17 points to 154,244.00 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 213.64 points to end at 171,332.67 and the JSE combined index dropped 224.85 points to close at 162,989.36. The main market recovered from losses in the indices in the morning session with the all Jamaican Composite Index dropping more than 1,000 points.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 11 with lower offers.
JSE sum 02-03-16At the end of the market activities, Cable and Wireless gained 5 cents as 9,498 units changed hands to close at $1.50, Caribbean Cement rose $1.56 on Wednesday to end at $22.06 with 123,032 shares trading, Carreras closed with a gain of 50 cents at $65, while trading 216,663 units. Gleaner Company gained 5 cents to close at $2 as 101,689 shares changed hands, Grace Kennedy ended with 3,541 shares trading to close at $83 after declining by $1, the stock traded in Trinidad at the equivalent of $94 on Wednesday. Jamaica Broilers rose 50 cents after trading 566,345 units to close at $14.50, Jamaica Producers ended with 1,323,480 shares changing hands at $30, the stock traded at an intraday high of $35.05, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 524 shares to end at $23 as the price gained $2, JMMB Group had 290,907 units changing hands to close at $10.42. Kingston Wharves had 1,361 shares trading with a fall of 13 cents at $11.31, Mayberry Investments traded 12,224 shares to close with a gain of 57 cents at $5.08, JSE fn Qts  02-03-16rNational Commercial Bank had 85,093 shares changing hands but the price rose by 14 cents to close at $40.15. 138 Student Living traded 22,500 shares at $5.80, Pan Jamaican Investments gained 80 cents while trading 33,044 units at $95, Sagicor Group rose 48 cents with 697,261 shares changing hands at $23.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 26,820 shares but the price fell 20 cents to $11.30. Scotia Group had 57,321 shares changing hands to close with a loss of 1 cent at $30.99, Scotia Investments rose $1.37 with 110,000 units changing hands at $28. Supreme Ventures fell by 9 cents and closed at $5.90 with 26,034 units changing hands and JMMB Group 7.50% preference share traded 160,000 units at $1.20.

24 JSE stocks fall 10 rise – Tuesday

Exchange place The Jamaican stocks continued to reflect uncertainty and profit taking on Tuesday, with rising securities numbering only 10 while 24 fell as 40 changed hands in all market segments. At the close 1 stock traded at a 52 weeks’ high.
A total of 4,401,550 units valued at just $44,669,845 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 534,537 units changing hands, valued at $3,813,759.
The JSE Market Index suffered a fall of 2,264.11 points to 154,435.17 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 2,530.27 points to end at 171,546.31 and the JSE combined index dropped 2,134.11 points to close at 163,214.21.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 with lower offers.
JSE sum 01-03-16At the end of the market activities, Barita Investments traded 25,000 units and lost 28 cents to close at $3.72, Cable and Wireless fell 5 cents as 67,349 units changed hands to close at $1.45, Carreras closed with a loss of 50 cents at $64.50, while trading 3,290 units. Caribbean Cement shed another $4 on Tuesday on top of a fall of $5.50 on Monday to end at $20.50 with 84,835 shares trading, in continuation of investors reacting negatively to the company reporting lower revenues and profits in the December quarter after taking a hit with redundancy cost. Gleaner Company fell 35 cents to close at $1.95 as 1,010,620 shares changed hands, Grace Kennedy ended with 64,555 shares trading to close at $84 after declining by 50 cents, Jamaica Broilers fell 50 cents after trading 7,984 units to close at $14. Jamaica Producers ended with 6,084 shares changing hands at $30, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 18,350 shares to end at $21 as the price slipped by $2.50, JSE fn Qts 01-03-16rJMMB Group had 111,852 units changing hands and fell 58 cents to close at $10.42. Kingston Wharves had 2,205 shares trading with a rise of 25 cents at $11.44, Mayberry Investments traded 1,499,312 shares to close with a loss of 29 cents at $4.51, National Commercial Bank had 28,271 shares changing hands but the price fell by 99 cents to close at $40.01. Pulse Investments gained 22 cents while trading 95,000 units at $3.92, Sagicor Group lost 18 cents with 289,270 shares changing hands at $23.02, Scotia Group had 417,956 shares changing hands to close with a loss of $1 at $31, Scotia Investments lost $3.37 with 2,520 units changing hands at $26.63. Supreme Ventures fell by a cent and closed at $5.99 with 6,975 units changing hands and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 13,600 units at 22 US cents.

JSE’s 2nd day of big hits – Tuesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange continues to struggle in the early morning session on Tuesday with low trading interest as some companies in the main market report profits that are at levels that do lend strength to the current prices. The market may also be showing uncertainty with the change in government as investors await clear signals of the economic direction of the new government.
JSE intra 01-03-16After 75 minutes of the market opening, 34 securities traded, accounting for only 2,183,719 shares changing hands. A total of 15 stocks declined and 7 rose.
The all Jamaica Composite Index dived 1,901.51 points to 172,175.07, the JSE Market Index dropped 1,701.49 points to 154,997.79, the JSE combined index lost 1,568.71 points to 163,779.61 and the junior market index rose 3.94 points to 1,951.85.
Caribbean Cement fell $4 with 28,835 shares to trade at $20, after the company reported full year results to December last year with earnings of $1.82 after exceptional charges. Gleaner Company traded 990,620 and declined 32 cents after falling by 35 cents in yesterday morning session and now trades at $1.98. Jamaica Broilers fell $1 to $13.50 JMMB Group declined 42 cents to $10.58 the Jamaica Stock Exchange is down 50 cents to $23 and Mayberry Investments traded 401,938 units and lost 29 cents to $4.51 in response to 2015 results that melted away in the final quarter with heavy investment portfolio losses.

Cement drops $5.50 – Monday

Caribbean Cement dropped $5.50 on Monday.

Caribbean Cement dropped $5.50 on Monday.

The Jamaica market continued to reflect uncertainty on Monday with a prices both rising a falling in a wide number of stocks in the same trading session. At the close 13 securities rose, 9 fell as 38 changed hands in all market segments. Trading resulted in 1 stock trading at a 52 weeks’ intraday high.
A total of 2,354,315 units valued at just $38,848,571 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 1,010,904 units changing hands, valued at $5,976,571.
Caribbean Cement shed $5.50 to end at $24.50 with 203,998 shares trading, being one of the main stocks to pull down the main market index on Monday with the company reporting lower revenues and profits in the December quarter after taking a hit with redundancy cost. The JSE Market Index suffered a fall of 670.56 points to 156,699.28 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 749.39 points to end at 174,076.58 and the JSE combined index dropped 707.90 points to close at 165,348.32.
JSE Sum 29-02-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 22 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the end of the market activities, Barita Investments traded 71,090 units and closed at $4, Cable and Wireless rose 5 cents as 27,035 units changed hands to close at $1.50, Carreras closed with a gain of 90 cents at $65, while trading 143,005 units. Gleaner Company fell 15 cents to close at $2.30 as 128,047 shares changed hands, Grace Kennedy ended with 44,179 shares trading to close at $84.50 after rising $2.50, Jamaica Broilers traded 65,926 units to close at $14.50. Jamaica Producers ended with 11,943 shares changing hands at $30,JSE fn qts 29-02-16 Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 3,396 shares to end at $23.50, JMMB Group had 8,250 units changing hands and fell 80 cents to close at $11. Kingston Wharves had 3,000 shares trading with a fall of 25 cents at $11.19, National Commercial Bank had 19,822 shares changing hands to close at $41. Margaritaville Turks traded 400,300 shares to close with a loss of 0.5 US cents at 14.50 US cents, Sagicor Group rose 20 cents with 91,075 shares changing hands at $23.20, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 5,000 shares changing hands at $11.50. Scotia Group had 16,801 shares changing hands, to close with a gain of $1.19 to end at $32, Supreme Ventures closed at $6 with 45,748 units changing hands and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 47,300 units at 22 US cents.

JSE post-election slip – Friday

The JSE retreated on Friday after the general election.

The JSE retreated on Friday after the general election.

With the Jamaica Labour Party winning Thursday’s general election, the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continued to reflect uncertainty on Friday as 14 securities declined, 15 gained as 33 changed hands in all market segments in a shortened session. Trading resulted in 1 stock trading at 52 weeks’ intraday high.
A total of 9,546,869 units valued at $79,702,541 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 2,076,968 units changing hands, valued at $12,049,340.
The JSE Market Index suffered a fall of 303.49 points to 157,369.84 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 339.16 points to end at 174,825.97 and the JSE combined index dumped 488.18 points to close at 166,056.22.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 17 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
JSE Sum 26-02-16At the end of the market activities, Cable and Wireless lost 5 cents as 4,538,475 units changed hands to close at $1.45, Caribbean Cement fell $3 to close at $30 with 22,375 shares changing hands, Carreras closed with a loss of $1.90 at $64.10, while trading 15,400 units. Ciboney rose by 5 cents to end at 19 cents, with 50,000 shares trading, Gleaner Company traded with a gain of 2 cents to close at $2.45 as 200,978 shares changed hands, Grace Kennedy ended with 25,417 shares trading to close at $82 after falling 50 cents, Jamaica Broilers traded 154,686 units to close at $14.50. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 5,000 shares with a gain of 50 cents to end at $23.50, JMMB Group had 2,655 units changing hands with a rise of $1.39 to close at $11.80.JSE fn qts 26-02-16 Kingston Wharves had 14,225 shares trading with a gain of 5 cents at $11.45, National Commercial Bank had 254,071 shares changing hands with a gain of 60 cents to close at $41. Pulse Investments traded 20,000 shares with a rise of 48 cents to end at $3.70, Sagicor Group fell 50 cents with 515,847 shares changing hands at $23, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 45 cents with 49,758 shares changing hands at $11.50, Salada Foods traded 25,826 units at $8.50 after falling 75 cents. Scotia Group had 305,159 shares changing hands, to close with a loss of $1.19 to end at $30.81, Supreme Ventures closed at $6 with 17,200 units changing hands and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 804,200 units at 22 US cents after rising 1 US cent.

Moderate gains for JSE majors – Thursday

JSE build1 With polls suggesting a tight race in the general election on Thursday, the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continued to reflect uncertainty on Thursday as 15 securities declined, 13 gained as 33 changed hands in all market segments in a shortened session. Trading resulted in 1 stock closing at 52 weeks’ highs.
A total of 6,057,172 units valued at $98,493,384 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 2,076,968 units changing hands, valued at $12,398,257.
The JSE Market Index added 31.86 points to end at 157,673.33 the all Jamaica Composite Index squeezed out 35.60 points to end at 175,165.13 and the JSE combined index dropped 841.58 points to close at 166,544.40.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
JSE Sum 25-02-16At the end of the market activities, Cable and Wireless closed with a loss of 6 cents as 145,106 units changed hands at $1.50. Caribbean Cement continues with wild price swings, rising $3 to close at $33 with 36,000 shares changing hands, Carreras closed at $66 after gaining $1, while trading 31,891 units, Gleaner ended with a gain of 1 cent to close at $2.43 with 69,622 shares trading, Grace Kennedy ended with 25,660 shares trading to close at $82.50 after losing 50 cents. Jamaica Broilers fell 26 cents with 583,521 units to close at $14.50, JMMB Group had 280,100 units changing hands to close at $10.41. Kingston Wharves had 68,371 shares trading with a loss of 1 cent at $11.44, National Commercial Bank had 1,182,454 shares changing hands with a fall of 60 cent to close at $40.40. Palace Amusement dropped by $13 to close at $74 with 100 shares trading, JSE fn qts 25-02-16Pan Jamaican traded 4,231 shares but fell $1 to $94.50, Pulse Investments traded 206,000 shares with a fall of 48 cents to end at $3.22. Sagicor Group gained 45 cents with 4,270 shares changing hands at $23.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 25 cents with 1,000 shares changing hands at $11.95, Scotia Group had 136,020 shares changing hands, to close with a gain of 50 cents to end at $32. Scotia Investments had 7,550 units changing hands at $30, Supreme Ventures rose 49 cents to close at $6 with 114,353 units changing hands. JMMB Group 5.75% preference share traded 380,000 units at $1.06, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share traded 200,000 units and rose 5 cents to end at $2.15 and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 500,000 units at 21 US cents after rising by 1 US cent.

JSE main market sharp turn – Wednesday

Carib Cement dropped $4 to $30 on Wednesday.

Carib Cement dropped $4 to $30 on Wednesday.

With polls suggesting a tight race in the general election on Thursday, the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continued to reflect uncertainty on Wednesday as 16 securities declined, 9 gained as 35 changed hands in all market segments. Trading resulted in 2 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ highs.
A total of 9,862,201 units valued at $166,875,309 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 2,918,009 units changing hands, valued at $20,407,860.
The JSE Market Index suffered a big fall of 1,632.23 points to 157,641.47 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 1,824.11 points to end at 175,129.53 and the JSE combined index dumped by 1,936.89 points to close at 167,385.98.
JSE Sum 24-02-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 16 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 9 with lower offers.
At the end of the market activities, Cable and Wireless closed with a gain of 10 cents as 103,800 units changed hands at $1.56. Caribbean Cement fell $4 to close at $30 with 1,133,522 shares changing hands, Carreras closed at $65, while trading 205,078 units, Ciboney ended at 14 cents with 210,000 shares trading, Grace Kennedy ended with 7,150 shares trading to close at $83. Jamaica Broilers climbed 45 cents with 426,559 units to close at $14.76, JMMB Group had 637,636 units changing hands with a loss of 59 cents to close at $10.41. Kingston Wharves had 14,225 shares trading with a gain of 5 cents at $11.45, Margaritaville Turks traded 506,000 shares at 15 US cents, JSE fn qts 24-02-16Mayberry Investments traded 76,234 units to close at $4.80 for a rise of 10 cents, National Commercial Bank had 514,148 shares changing hands with a gain of 1 cent to close at $41. Pulse Investments traded 5,900 shares with a fall of 70 cents to end at $3.70, Sagicor Group fell 1 cent with 784,897 shares changing hands at $22.10, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 30 cents with 8,888 shares changing hands at $11.70, Salada Foods traded 19,327 units at $9.25. Scotia Group had 328,060 shares changing hands, to close with a loss of $1.50 to end at $31.50, Scotia Investments had 297,000 units changing hands at $30, after rising 75 cents, Supreme Ventures fell 1 cent to close at $5.51 with 1,230,000 units changing hands. JMMB Group 7.5% preference share traded 167,678 units at $2.10 and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 262,083 units at 20 US cents.