Junior Market drops again on Wednesday

The Junior Market Index dropped 40.27 points to close at 3,346.27 in trading on Wednesday with 28 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,186,515 units valued at $8,022,205, compared to 2,166,309 units valued at $10,544,793 on Tuesday from 29 securities that traded.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 7 securities advanced, 11 declined and 10 remained unchanged.
Trading ended with an average of 78,090 units for an average of $286,507 in contrast to 74,700 units for an average of $363,614 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 76,725 units valued at $351,970 and 76,601 for an average of $357,960 previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 4 closed with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed with a loss of 60 cents at $45.50, trading 200 shares, AMG Packaging fell 5 cents to end at $1.90, with 181,500 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading at $6.50, with 2,500 units, CAC2000 finished at $20, with 1,700 shares traded, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 5 cents at $13.45, with 1,320 shares changing hands Caribbean Cream ended trading at $6.75, with 20,000 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 19 cents higher at $6.89, with 126 units, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 20 cents at $2.80, exchanging 100,659 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.40, with 18,495 stock units changing hands. Eppley settled at $9, trading 489 units, Everything Fresh traded 153,000 shares to close at $1.90, Express Catering ended trading 9 cents higher at $8.50, exchanging 57,736 shares, FosRich Group traded 7,954 shares with a loss of 27 cents at $3.33, General Accident finished trading of 26,850 shares at $3.70. GWest Corporation closed 10 cents higher at $1.90, with 43,253 stock units being exchanged, Indies Pharma ended with 283,523 shares changing hands at $3. Iron Rock concluded trading of 2,000 shares and rose 10 cents to $4.50, Jamaican Teas dropped 58 cents to $3.80, with 84,000 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation ended trading of 276,043 stock units with a loss of 40 cents at $3.50. Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 50 cents at $11.50, with 14,400 shares trading, Lasco Distributors ended at $4.10, with 242,367 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading 282,547 stock units with a loss of 12 cents at $5.35, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 3 cents at $3.72, in exchanging 35,767 units. Main Event settled 10 cents higher at $6.05, with 68,659 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables ended trading 99 cents higher at $7.49, with 300 shares, SSL Venture Capital traded 268,584 shares at $2, Stationery and Office finished trading 12,043 stock units after rising 38 cents higher to end at a record closing high at $9.98 and tTech ended at $5, with 500 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Sharp price changes hit JSE – Tuesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed with a number of stocks having large price changes and the market indices pulling back from the record close on Friday.
At the end of trading, the All Jamaica Composite Index dived 3,531.21 points to 414,919.49 and the JSE Index declined by 3,217.33 points to close at 378,038.62.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
A total of 32 securities traded including 2 in the US dollar market, compared to 30 trading on Friday with the prices of 10 securities rising, 17 declining and 5 holding firm.
Sagicor Group traded at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $46.50, Mayberry Equities  traded at an intraday high of $20 and ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $12.51 and Carreras traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $8.80.
Trading ended with 3,865,461 units valued at $98,334,906 changing hands, compared with 17,261,656 units valued at $203,142,878 on Friday.
Trading closed with Carreras with 896,721 units and 23.2 percent of the day’s volume, dominating trading, followed by Jamaica Stock Exchange with 454,951 units and 11.77 percent of volume traded and Grace Kennedy trading 449,788 units or 11.64 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 128,849 units valued $3,277,830, in contrast to 595,230 units valued $7,004,927 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 382,244 shares, valued $6,804,156 and previously, 406,926 shares, valued $7,181,976. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints shed 50 cents and closed at $22, trading 4,395 shares, Grace Kennedy rose 49 cents and ended trading 449,788 shares at $59.50, Jamaica Broilers lost 41 cents in trading 21,347 stock units, to close at $32.01, Jamaica Producers dropped $3 to close of $30 with 338,585 units changing hands, Kingston Wharves gained 50 cents in exchanging 6,921 stock units, to close at $82.50, Mayberry Investments lost 49 cents to close at $11.01 after trading 32,524 shares, NCB Financial Group lost 99 cents and ended at $129, trading 166,004 shares, PanJam Investment closed $1.50 lower at $64, with 77,368 stock units trading, Portland JSX traded 38,580 shares but fell 40 cents to close at $8.10, Pulse Investments gained 40 cents to $2.80 trading 261,000 shares, Sagicor Group jumped $4.02 to $46.50, trading 10,276 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 40 cents to close at $14.50, trading 154,592 shares, Scotia Group rose $1 trading 4,055 units to close at $59, Seprod after dropping sharply by $12.50 on Friday, suffered another huge dive for the second day by $10.50 and finished trading at $39, with 2,000 shares changing hands after the announcement of the sale of 92 million shares at $23.99 each. Sterling Investments lost 50 cents to close at $22.50 while trading 27,270 shares, Supreme Ventures jumped $2.48 to end at $19.99, with 56,045 shares changing hands and Wisynco Group lost 30 cents to end at $10, trading 243,477 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 403,750 units valued at US$44,588 changing hands as Proven Investments ended trading just 1,750 to close at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar ordinary share traded 402,000 units and rose 0.05 cent to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 0.90 points to 167.78.

Junior Market drops on Tuesday

Trading on the Junior Market closed with an exchange of 29 securities, compared to 26 on Friday , ending with 5 securities rising 14 declining, while 10 remained unchanged, leading to the market index declining 26.32 points to close at 3,386.54.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 2,166,309 units valued at $10,544,793, compared to 1,506,696 units valued at $5,686,695 on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, while 2 closed with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of 74,700 units for an average of $363,614 in contrast to 57,950 units for an average of $218,719 on Friday. Trading for the month to date averages 76,601 for an average of $357,960 compared to averages of 76,799 for an average of $357,368 previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended at $1.95, trading 13,884 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 43,000 units, ending 50 cents higher at $6.50, CAC2000 finished trading 562 shares with a rise of 75 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $20, Cargo Handlers lost 15 cents to settle at $13.50, with 2,000 shares changing hands. Caribbean Cream fell 93 cents and ended trading 36,206 shares at $6.75, Caribbean Producers lost 30 cents in closing trading at $6.70, with 6,951 units, Derrimon Trading ended $3 trading 134,178 shares, Elite Diagnostic traded 47,045 stock units at $3.50, Eppley closed with a loss of $1 at $9, with 1,750 units changing hands, Everything Fresh traded 157,312 shares and fell 10 cents to close at $1.90, Express Catering fell just 1 cent and ended trading with 30,921 shares at $8.41, FosRich Group lost 40 cents in trading 15,689 shares to close at $3.60, General Accident declined by 30 cents and finished trading 120,380 shares at $3.70, GWest Corporation closed with 23,782 stock units changing hands at $1.80, Honey Bun rose 5 cents and ended at $4, in exchanging 30,915 units, Indies Pharma shed 35 cents and ended with 558,055 shares changing hands, to close at $3. Iron Rock concluded trading of 1,500 shares after declining 10 cents at $4.40, ISP Finance finished trading of 61,459 shares at $20, Jamaican Teas shed 1 cent to close at $4.38, with 10,600 shares changing hands. Jetcon Corporation lost 2 cents and ended trading 165,963 stock units at $3.90, Knutsford Express closed at $12 while exchanging 5,795 shares, Lasco Distributors ended at $4.10, in trading 52,046 shares, Lasco Financial rose 2 cents in concluding trading of 100,287 stock units to close at $5.47, Lasco Manufacturing finished at $3.75, with 2,880 units changing hands, Main Event settled with a loss of 29 cents at $5.95, with 20,000 shares trading,Medical Disposables ended trading at $6.50, with 482,684 shares, Paramount Tradingclosed with the trading of 10,000 shares at $2.75, Stationery and Office rose 10 cents and finished trading of 15,215 stock units at a record closing high of $9.60 and tTech shed 45 cents in trading 15,250 shares at $5.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Mayberry Equities profit rises

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Mayberry Investments

Strong growth in the Jamaican stock market drove the net assets of Mayberry Jamaican Equities to $15.6 billion at the end of September from $7.4 billion at September last year and from $8.9 billion at the end of December.
Mayberry reported an after-tax profit of $250 million for the September 2018 quarter, up sharply from $65 million in 2017. For the year to September this year, profit rose to $690 million from just $84 million in 2017 but a strong increase of $615 million in the September quarter and $1 billion year to date were the main drivers of the increased results in 2018. The performance resulted in Earnings per share of 21 cents for the quarter and 57 cents for the nine months.
Total comprehensive income for Q3 amounted to $4.25 billion, compared to $295 million for the corresponding quarter of 2017 and the booking of $6 billion for the nine months period reflecting gains from stocks held in the portfolio.
Net Revenues increased to $658 million from just $23 million in the 2017 quarter and is up to $1.26 billion for the nine months to September from a mere $32 million for the similar period in 2017.
Unrealized gains on investment, accounted for the bulk of the income while dividend Income amounted to $69 million in the quarter versus $29 million in 2017 and for the year to September, $296 million versus just $65 million in 2017. The addition of Supreme Ventures to the portfolio would have contributed in a major way to the increase.
Operating expenses increased to $390 million in the quarter from $8 million in 2017, for the year to date it moved to $548 million from $36 million in 2017 due to incentive and management fees for Investment management services and, also, Legal and Professional fees for a corporate loan of $2.2 billion acquired to expand the equity portfolio.
At the end of the quarter the company had cash funds of $1.37 billion and investments of $16.95 billion and amounts due creditors of $482 million and Net Book Value per share moved to J$13.01, at September 30 but fell by October 5, 2018 to $11.96, the company reported on the website of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
The company’s portfolio comprises 31 securities including, Lasco Financial Services, Caribbean Producers, Blue Power, Iron Rock Insurance and Supreme Ventures.

Record high for JSE – Friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market captured another record high, in trading on Friday, with the All Jamaica Composite Index hitting 419,855.25 with just 40 minutes before midday.
The market pulled back by the close to end at a record close to be up by 32 percent for the year. At the end of trading, the All Jamaica Composite Index advanced by 1,454.53 points to record closing high of 418,450.70 and the JSE Index gained 1,325.24 points to record close of 381,255.95.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
A total of 30 securities traded including 1 in the US dollar market, compared to 32 trading on Thursday with the prices of 11 securities rising, 16 declining and 3 holding firm.
Barita Investments ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $20, Mayberry Investments closed at an all-time high of $11.50, and Jamaica Producers ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $33 and Sagicor Group traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $43.01.
Trading ended with 17,261,656 units valued at $203,142,878 changing hands, compared with 5,137,117 units valued at $72,997,097 on Thursday.
Trading closed with Wisynco Group with 8,160,974 units and 47.3 percent of the day’s volume, dominating trading, followed by JMMB Group 7.5% preference share with 6 million units and 34.75 percent of volume traded and Scotia Group trading 960,106 units or 5.6 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 595,230 units valued at $7,004,927, in contrast to 197,581 shares valued at $2,807,581 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 406,926 shares, valued $7,181,976 and previously, 387,353 shares, valued $7,202,432. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained 50 cents and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $20, trading with 10,951 shares, Grace Kennedy lost $1.48 and ended trading at $59.50, exchanging 93,322 shares. Jamaica Broilers jumped $3.87 in trading 44,646 stock units to close at $32.42, Jamaica Producers finished $3 higher to a record close of $33 with 9,964 units changing hands, JMMB Group gained $1.01 and ended at $35.01, trading 21,829 shares, Kingston Wharves fell 50 cents in exchanging 10,448 stock units, to close at $82, PanJam Investment closed 70 cents higher to $65.50, with 40,350 stock units trading, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 40 cents to $14.90, trading 11,223 shares, Salada Foods fell $1 to $25.50 in trading 550 shares, Scotia Group lost $1.10 trading 960,106 units to close at $58, Seprod dropped sharply by $12.50 and finished trading at $49.50, with 2,000 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures dived $3.39 to end at $17.51, with 69,706 shares changing hands and Wisynco Group advanced 45 cents to end at $10.30, trading 8,160,974 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 4,897 units valued at US$1,046, changing hands as Proven Investments was the sole stock trading and fell 1 cent to close at 21 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 2.53 points to 168.68.

Junior Market make gains on Friday

Trading on the Junior Market closed with 26 securities changing hands, compared to 28 on Thursday 14 securities, ending with 10 rising 8 declining stocks, while 8 remained unchanged, leading to the market index rising 29.78 points to close at 3,412.86.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 1,506,696 units valued at $5,686,695, compared to 2,338,738 units valued at $20,372,922 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 3 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, 5 closed with lower offers.
Trading closed with an average of 57,950 units for an average of $218,719 in contrast to 82,094 units for an average of $348,230 on Thursday. Trading for the month to date averages 76,799 for an average of $357,368 compared to averages of 78,752 for an average of $371,731 previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging ended at $1.95, with 26,115 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 27,738 units with a loss of 4 cents at $6, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 10 cents at $13.65, with 1,307 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended trading of 8,690 shares with a loss of 22 cents at $7.68, Caribbean Flavours traded 27,566 stock units and rose 20 cents to $18.50. Caribbean Producers finished trading 7,363 units and rose 49 cents to $7, Derrimon Trading ended 10 cents higher at $3, with 117,113 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic finished 10 cents higher at $3.50, exchanging 203,518 stock units, Everything Fresh traded 141,590 shares and fell 7 cents to close at $2, Express Catering ended trading at $8.42, with 11,102 shares. FosRich Group traded with a loss of 10 cents at $4, exchanging 13,357 shares, General Accident finished trading 400 shares 2 cents higher at $4, GWest Corporation closed 5 cents higher at $1.80, with 54,970 stock units being exchanged, Honey Bun ended at $3.95, with 50,538 units trading. Indies Pharma shed 4 cents and ended with 88,392 shares changing hands, to close at $3.35. Iron Rock concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $4.50, with 70,907 shares, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 11 cents at $4.39, exchanging 10,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended the trading of 75,000 stock units, and gained 2 cents to $3.92, Lasco Distributors ended at $4.10, with 104,532 shares changing hands. Lasco Financial concluded trading of 12,300 stock units at $5.45, Lasco Manufacturing finished 5 cents higher at $3.75, with 49,640 units changing hands, Main Event settled 24 cents higher at $6.24, trading 2,760 shares, Medical Disposables ended trading at $6.50, with 54,775 shares. Paramount Trading rose 5 cents higher to $2.75, trading 10,000 shares and Stationery and Office finished trading at $9.50, with 42,523 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE closed with some sharp price changes

Seprod jumped $12 to a record high of $62.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market climbed robustly on Thursday with reduced market activity but with rising stocks outpacing falling ones as the market close with some big price changes.
At the end of trading, All Jamaica Composite Index surged 4,547.81 points to close at a record close of 416,996.17 and the JSE Index jumped 4,143.57 points to record close of 379,930.71.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers, suggesting a fairly even match, between rising and declining stocks on Thursday.
A total of 30 securities traded including 4 in the US dollar market, compared to 32 trading on Wednesday with the prices of 13 securities rising, 7 declining and 10 holding firm.
Mayberry Investments traded at an all-time intraday high of $10.01, Sagicor Group ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $42.51, Salada Foods closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $26.50 and Seprod closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $62.
Trading ended with major contraction in trading volume in the main market compared to Wednesday’s levels, with 5,137,117 units valued at $72,997,097 compared with 16,795,459 units valued at $285,223,377 changing hands on Wednesday.
Trading closed with Jamaica Stock Exchange led with 1,418,661 units and 27.62 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Mayberry Investments with 1,140,593 units, accounting for 22.20 percent of volume traded and Wisynco Group with 511,686 units and 9.96 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 197,581 units valued at over $2,807,581, in contrast to 559,849 shares valued at $9,507,446 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 387,353 shares, valued $7,202,432 and previously, 406,855 shares, valued $7,710,282. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Jamaica Broilers dived $3.86 in trading 16,347 stock units to close at $28.55, JMMB Group dropped $3 and ended at $34, with 241,121 shares trading, Kingston Wharves lost 50 cents in exchanging 4,609 stock units, to close at $82.50, NCB Financial Group rose $1.99 and settled at $129.99, with 25,724 units changing hands, Salada Foods rose 50 cents to a record close of $26.50 in trading 18,000 shares, Sagicor Group climbed $1.51 to a 52 weeks’ high of $42.51, after trading 222,370 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 30 cents to end at $14.50, trading 79,469 shares, Scotia Group lost 90 cents trading 38,937 units to close at $59.10, Seprod jumped $12 and finished trading at record $62, with 3,637 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures jumped $5.40 to end at $20.90, with 218,727 shares changing hands and Wisynco Group lost 15 cents to end at $9.85, trading 511,686 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 44,592 units valued at US$26,775, changing hands, JMMB Group ended gained 1 cent to close at $1.08 trading 20,000 stock units, Margaritaville settled at 25 US cents with 583 shares trading,Proven Investments traded 21,809 shares to close at 22 US cents and Sygnus Credit traded 2,200 units and lost 1 cents to end at 10.50 cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.49 points to 171.21.

Rising Junior Market stocks dominant – Thursday

Trading on the Junior Market saw a major improvement in advance decline ratio with compared to 8 stocks advancing and 10 declining on Wednesday.
The market closed 14 securities rising just 5 declining stocks, while 9 stocks remained unchanged as 28 securities changed hands, compared to 27 securities on Wednesday, leading to the market index declining 1.27 points to close at 3,383.08.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, 5 closed with lower offers. reflecting a bias to losing stocks in trading on Friday.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 2,338,738 units valued at $20,372,922, compared to 2,216,539 units valued at $9,402,220 on Wednesday.
Trading closed with an average 83,526 units for an average of $727,604 in contrast to 82,094 units for an average of $348,230 on Wednesday. Trading for the month to date averages 78,752 for an average of $371,731 compared to averages of 78,153 for an average of $327,047 previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed 10 cents higher at $46.10, with 267,525 shares traded, AMG Packaging ended at $1.95, with an exchange of 34,000 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 5,115 units and rose 4 cents higher to $6.04, CAC2000 finished at $19.25, with 11,500 shares trading, Cargo Handlers settled at $13.75, with an exchange of 721 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading 27,802 shares, 30 cents higher at $7.90, Caribbean Producers finished trading 12,199 units and rose 1 cent higher to $6.51, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.90, with 366,880 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 15 cents at $3.40, in exchanging 27,890 stock units. Everything Fresh traded 14,500 shares and gained 7 cents to close at $2.07, Express Catering ended trading of 116,508 shares with a loss of 3 cents at $8.42, FosRich Group traded 30 cents higher at $4.10, with 19,998 shares changing hands, General Accident closed 18 cents higher at $3.98, in the trading of 78,000 shares, Honey Bun ended 10 cents higher at $3.95, after 16,970 units traded. Indies Pharma added 14 cents and ended with 642,308 shares changing hands, at $3.39. Iron Rock concluded trading 90,000 shares, with a rise of 1 cent to close at $4.51, Jamaican Teas settled at $4.50, with just 150 shares trading, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 6 cents at $3.90, with 70,869 stock units, KLE Group finished trading of 10,000 shares and rose 5 cents to close at $3.80. Knutsford Express closed at $12, with 14,878 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors ended 10 cents higher at $4.10, exchanging 37,500 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 58,107 stock units, and rose by 2 cents to $5.45, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $3.70, with 5,808 units changing hands. Medical Disposables ended trading at $6.50, with an exchange of 27,262 shares, Paramount Trading closed with a loss of 5 cents at $2.70, with 3,600 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading 11,865 stock units at $9.50 and tTech ended 5 cents higher at $5.45, with 64,106 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE in sharp drop on Wednesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market dropped sharply on Wednesday with increased market activity but with rising stocks outpacing falling ones by 80 percent.
At the end of trading, All Jamaica Composite Index dropped 3,927.81 points to 412,448.36 and the JSE Index declined by 3,578.68 points to close at 375,787.14.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers, suggesting a fairly even match, between rising and declining stocks on Thursday.
A total of 32 securities traded, including 3 in the US dollar market, compared to 31 trading on Tuesday with the prices of 14 securities rising, 8 declining and 10 holding firm.
Jamaica Producers traded at 52 weeks’ high during the day, of $33 and Jamaica Stock Exchange traded at an intraday high of $9.20, but both fell back by the close, while Mayberry Investments closed at an all-time high of $10. Barita Investments ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $19.50, Salada Foods closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $26 and Radio Jamaica traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of 80 cents.
Trading ended with major contraction in the value of trades in the main market, compared to Tuesday’s levels, with 16,795,459 units valued at $285,223,377 versus  9,264,518 units valued at $430,892,380 changing hands on Tuesday.
Trading closed with Wisynco Group leading with 10,860,918 units accounting for 64.67 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Grace Kennedy with 1,515,091 units or 9 percent of total volume traded and Supreme Ventures with 1,278,248 units and 7.6 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 559,849 units valued at $9,507,446, in contrast to 330,876 shares valued at $15,389,014 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 406,855 shares, valued $7,710,282 and previously, 386,273 shares, valued $7,433,795. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments rose 70 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ close at $19.50, trading 8,100 shares, Caribbean Cement rose 86 cents to finish at $49.95, in exchanging 34,400 shares, Grace Kennedy lost 55 cents and ended trading 1,515,091 shares at $60.95, Jamaica Broilers declined by 41 cents in trading 63,380 stock units to close at $32, JMMB Group rose $1 and ended at $37, with 395,580 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $8 in exchanging 1,670 stock units, to close at $83, Mayberry Investments rose 80 cents to finish at a record $10, trading 101,446 stock units, NCB Financial Group lost $2 and settled at $128, with 159,788 units, 138 Student Living fell 40 cents and closed at $4.60, with 279 stock units trading, Salada Foods jumped $5.29 to a record close of $26 in trading just 200 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 80 cents to end at $14.20, trading 155,029 shares, Sterling Investments dropped $4.30 and closed at $23.30 with 29,383 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures dived $5.40 to end at $15.50, with 1,278,248 shares changing hands and Wisynco Group rose 40 cents to $10, trading 10,860,918 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 50,462 units valued at $10,394, changing hands, Proven Investments traded 45,387 shares to close at 22 US cents and Sygnus Credit 5,075 units and rose 0.5 cents to end at 11.5 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 1.02 points to 170.72.

Falling Junior Market shares dominate again

Trading on the Junior Market saw an improved advance, decline ratio with 8 stocks advancing and 10 declining compared to Tuesday when declining stocks overwhelmed advancing ones by 25 percent, while 9 stocks remained unchanged.
The market closed with 27 securities changing hands, compared to 31 securities on Tuesday leading to the market index declining 18.84 points to close at 3,384.35.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading had 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices, 1 closed with a lower offer, reflecting a more balanced out turn for gains and losses in trading on Thursday.
Market activities, resulted in an exchange of 2,216,539 units valued at $9,402,220, compared to 3,020,667 units valued at $12,499,505 on Tuesday.
Trading closed with an average of 82,094 units for an average of $348,230 in contrast to 97,441 units for an average of $403,210 on Tuesday. Trading for the month to date averages 78,153 for an average of $327,047 compared to averages of 77,610 for an average of $324,129 previously. September, ended with an average of 484,335 at $2,628,299 for each security traded.
At the close of trading, Access Financial closed at $46, trading 400 shares, AMG Packaging traded 75,910 stock units and ended at $1.95, Blue Power concluded trading of 500 units with a loss of 4 cents to close at $6, CAC2000 finished at an all-time high after moving 25 cents higher to $19.25, with 10,000 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers settled at $13.75, in exchanging 3,180 shares. Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 10 cents at $7.60, with 59,379 shares being traded, Caribbean Producers finished trading of 12,801 units and rose 50 cents to $6.50, Derrimon Trading ended at $3, in exchange 401,846 shares, Dolphin Cove concluded trading of 2,613 shares at $16. Elite Diagnostic finished 25 cents higher at $3.55, with 54,177 stock units changing hands, Everything Fresh ended trading of 94,000 shares at $2, Express Catering ended trading 5 cents higher at $8.45, with 196,402 shares, FosRich Group traded 80,690 shares after a loss of 20 cents to end at $3.80, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 15 cents at an all-time low of $1.75, with an exchange of 13,259 stock units. Honey Bun ended with a loss of 10 cents at $3.85, with 82,309 units changing hands, Indies Pharma shed 5 cents and ended with 445,397 shares changing hands, to close at $3.25. Iron Rock concluded trading of 8,035 shares at $4.50, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 10 cents at $4.50, trading 65,300 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 2 cents at $3.96, with 62,500 stock units. Knutsford Express closed at $12, with an exchange of 4,025 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 8 cents at $4, with 124,373 shares trading, Lasco Financial concluded trading 1 cent higher at $5.43, with 90,600 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 10 cents at $3.70, exchanging 86,172 units. Main Event settled 5 cents higher at $6, trading 40,499 shares, Stationery and Office finished trading 67,530 stock units and rose 20 cents to close at $9.50 and tTech ended 25 cents higher at $5.40, with 319 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.