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

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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.

Modest gains in early JSE trading

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange continues on moderate pace on Wednesday with all the market indices rising.ICI JSE int trd 26-10-16 Trading volume and values declined from Tuesday’s level, with declining stocks beating out advancing ones nearly 2 to 1.
The all Jamaica Composite Index gained 42.86 points to 183,496.10, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index grew 38.32 points to 165,119.92, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index climbed 373.23 points to close at 177,564.08 and the junior market index inched up 32.86 points to 2,378.44.
At 11:30 am, a total of 31 securities traded, resulting in a volume of 808,218 shares changing hands carrying a value of $4,193,655, compared to 1,521,635 shares changing hands carrying a value of $7,634,987, on Tuesday at 11 AM.
The average number of shares traded amounts to 26,072 units compared to 56,357 on Tuesday. Market activity resulted in 11 stocks falling while the prices of 8 securities rose.
In trading activity, Cargo Handlers traded 11,300 units at a new all-time high of $12, as the price rose $2, while Cable & Wireless gained 4 cents to 88 cents in trading 141,071 shares, Proven Investments traded 195,300 shares and Radio Jamaica traded 111,388 units.

Jamaican stocks suffer losses – Tuesday

Berger closed at a new high on Tuesday of $6.

Berger closed at a new high on Tuesday of $6.

The main market indices of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined again on Tuesday with the all Jamaica Composite Index diving 1,301.85 points to 183,453.24. The JSE Market Index lost 1,164.09 points to finish at 165,081.60 and the JSE combined index dropped 1,392.56 points to end at 177,190.85 and gained at 12 percent for the year to date.
At the close 5,164,481 units valued at $41,188,234 changed hands, compared to 14,409,476 units valued at $129,902,890 changing hands on Monday. The junior market accounted for 1,384,024 units trading valued at $8,364,061 of the stocks traded.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 157,519 units, compared to an average for the month to date of 280,102 units. On Monday, an average of 321,333 units traded with the average for the month to date at 402,684.
ICI -JSE sum -25-10-16The market closed with 41 securities trading as the prices of 16 gained while 14 declined in the overall market, including 7 stocks rising and 6 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, Berger Paints gained 16 cents in trading 1,899 shares to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $6, Cable & Wireless lost 1 cent and closed at 84 cents with 272,908 units trading, Caribbean Cement traded 120,302 shares and gained 94 cents to close at $32.50, Carreras closed at $66 with 17,600 units changing hands. Ciboney traded 500,000 units but lost 4 cents to end at 16 cents, Grace Kennedy lost 4 cents and closed trading with 3,829 shares changing hands at $41.95, Jamaica Broilers closed at $14.50 after easing by 25 cents, with 282,556 shares switching owners. Jamaica Producers closed at $8.29 with 4,530 units trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 44 cents and ended at $26.95 while trading 4,200 shares, JMMB Group lost 1 cent in trading 14,307 units to close at $13.65. ICI -JSE fn Qts -25-10-16Kingston Wharves traded 3,565 shares to close at $17, Mayberry Investments rose 15 cents and ended with 745,266 shares trading at $4, National Commercial Bank traded 60,773 shares to close with a rise of 16 cents at $43.49, Pan Jamaican Investments declined 1 cent to close at $22.56 after trading 61,235 shares. Portland JSX traded 8,780 units with the price rising 6 cents to $11.10, Radio Jamaica traded 14,435 units and gained 15 cents to end at $1.55. Sagicor Group had 31,499 shares changing hands and closed at $22.55, Scotia Group rose 11 cents and closed at $30.15 with 306,000 shares changing hands. Seprod had 5,000 units changing hands to close with a loss of 48 cents at $24.02, Supreme Ventures traded 168,442 shares and gained 50 cents to close at $5, Proven Investments traded 149,847 units at 19.5 US cents after rising 1.5 cents and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share traded 1,000,151 units at $1.08 for a loss of 1 cent.

Jamaican stocks gain in early trade

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange continues ICI JSE int trd 25-10-16on a moderate pace on Tuesday, with all the market indices rising. Trading volume and values rose from Monday’s level, with advancing stocks beating out declining ones 4 to 1.
The all Jamaica Composite Index gained 283.24 points to 185,038.33, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index grew 253.58 points to 166,498.95, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index climbed 403.55 points to close at 178,986.96 and the junior market index inched up 16.42 points to 2,392.46.
At 11 am, a total of 27 securities traded, resulting in a volume of 1,521,635 shares changing hands carrying a value of $7,634,987, compared to 510,894 shares changing hands carrying a value of $4,041,514, on Monday.
The average number of shares traded amounts to 56,357 units compared to 28,383 on Monday. Market activity resulted in 3 stocks falling while the prices of 12 securities rose.

Lawsuit may cost CAC $200m

Steven Marston, Chief Executive Officer

Steven Marston,
Chief Executive Officer

CAC 2000 (CAC) could be facing a $200 million charge to the 2016 financial results arising from the successful claim X-ray Diagnostics against the company.
CAC in a release to the Jamaica Stock Exchange stated that the court ruled in favour of the Claimant and awarded damages of US$372,100 and J$568,187 plus loss of profits of $7,077,874. Interest at commercial rates and legal fees were also awarded.
CAC further advised that on application, the court granted a stay of execution of 42 days and that its legal counsel is reviewing the judgment but, in the interim, the company will be providing for these amounts less the insurance amount of $20 million in the 2016 accounts.
IC Insider estimates that the company will likely be hit with a total cost of US$1 million and J$100 million before the insurance coverage when interest and legal fees are factored in.
The judgement resulted from a claim in negligence and or breach of contract as a result of a fire that occurred at the Claimant’s premises on May 11th, 2003. The Claimant prevailed at first instance in the Supreme Court with CAC appealing the judgment on account of the trial judge in the Supreme Court excluding the testimony and or report of the Company’s expert from the evidence. The Court of Appeal held that the exclusion of such evidence “created an unnecessary imbalance which was not in the interest of justice.”
CAC logo 12-15CAC reported a loss of $9 million after tax for the July 2016 quarter and profit of $31 million after tax for the nine months period, compared to $39 million for the July 2015 quarter and a profit of $71.6 million for the nine months to July 2015.
The net results came from sales revenues of $679 million for the nine months period compared to $674 million for 2015 and $198 million for the July quarter versus $259 million in 2015. The company saw a large climb in administrative cost of 42 percent for the nine months in 2016 and 57 percent for the quarter.
CAC successfully raised $120 million before cost of approximately $10 million in its initial public offering in December 2015. The stock traded traded on the junior market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange at $6.30 on Monday.

Jamaican stocks mostly fall – Monday

Scotia Group traded 1.18 million shares on Monday

Scotia Group traded 1.18 million shares on Monday

The main market indices of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined again on Monday with the all Jamaica Composite Index jumping 1,273.92 points to 184,755.09. The JSE Market Index climbed 1,139.12 points to finish at 166,245.69 and the JSE combined index gained 1,099.99 points to end at 178,583.41 and gained at 13 percent for the year to date.
At the close 14,409,476 units valued at $129,902,890 changed hands, compared to 17,656,211 units valued at $101,436,212 changing hands on Friday. The junior market accounted for 6,697,473 units trading valued at $36,505,806 of the stocks traded.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 321333 units, compared to an average for the month to date of 402,684 units. On Friday, an average of 871,081 units traded with the average for the month to date at 484,035.
The market closed with 43 securities trading as the prices of 13 gained while 16 declined in the overall market, including 6 stocks rising and 6 falling, in the junior market.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the ICI -JSE sum -24-10-16Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments gained 1 cent in trading 446,721 shares to end at $4.41, Cable & Wireless lost 5 cents closed at 85 cents with 218,904 units trading, Caribbean Cement traded 19,296 shares and gained 6 cents to close at $31.56, Carreras closed at $66 with 3,000 units changing hands. Grace Kennedy closed trading with 90,024 shares changing hands at $41.99, Jamaica Broilers closed at $14.75 after easing 1 cent, with 283,408 shares switching owners. Jamaica Producers fell 1 cent to $8.29 with 435,508 units trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 58 cents and ended at $27.39 while trading 1,000 shares, JMMB Group gained 16 cents in trading 291,976 units to close at $13.66. Kingston Wharves traded 34,845 shares to close at $17, Mayberry Investments ended with 662,483 shares trading at $3.85, National Commercial Bank traded 105,250 shares to close with a fall of 16 cents at $43.33, Student Living closed at $4.71 while trading 43,800 shares and gained 1 cents.ICI -JSE fn Qts -24-10-16 Pan Jamaican Investments gained 1 cent and closed at $22.56 after trading 84,165 shares, Portland JSX traded 549,651 units with the price falling 6 cents to $11.04, Pulse Investments traded 20,000 shares and lost 60 cents to close at $3.30, Radio Jamaica traded 400,000 units and gained 5 cents to end at $1.40. Sagicor Group had 48,361 shares changing hands and closed with a fall of 45 cents at $22.55, Scotia Group rose 2 cents and closed at $30.04 with 1,179,017 shares changing hands. Scotia Investments dropped $2.91 with 28,735 units changing hands to close at $31.04. Seprod had 18,853 units changing hands to close at $24.60, Sterling Investments lost 1 cents in trading 38,000 shares to close at $14.99, Supreme Ventures traded 2,215,656 shares buy fell 2 cents to close at $4.50 after the company’s Chief Executive passed over the week end and Proven Investments traded 150,800 units at 18 US cents after rising 1.5 cents.

JSE majors rise in early trading

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange is off to a modest start on Monday with the main market rising slightly while the junior market inched up by a few points.ICI JSE int trd 24-10-16 Trading volume and values fell from Friday’s level, with advancing stocks being beating declining ones.
The all Jamaica Composite Index gained 243.28 points to 183,724.45 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index grew 217.54 points to 165,324.11, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index climbed 253.32 points to close at 177,736.74 and the junior market index inched up 5.02 points to 2,376.82.
At 10.45 am, a total of 18 securities traded, resulting in a volume of 510,894 shares changing hands carrying a value of $4,041,514, compared to 1,743,200 shares changing hands carrying a value of $7,392,869, on Friday.
The average number of shares traded amounts to 28,383 units compared to 69,728 on Friday. Market activity resulted in 7 stocks falling while the prices of 6 securities rose.
In trading activity, Cargo Handlers traded 2,000 units at a new all-time high of $10 while Cable & Wireless lost 2 cents in trading 116,146 shares, JMMB Group traded 250,486 units at $12.51 after falling 99 cents and Mayberry Investments exchanged 62,483 units at $3.70.