All Jamaica hits record 433,000 points

NCB trade at a record high of $160.

NCB Financial traded just over 24,000 shares up to 12.30 PM, but jumped to a record $160 to help push the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index by 14,736.82 points to a record high of 433,224.81 and the JSE index up by 13,426.91 points to 394,716.91.
The market opened up at the start of trading with gains of 1,433.80 points for the all Jamaica and 1,306.36 for the JSE index.
The opening high follows Wednesday’s trading when the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index closed at a new all-time high of 418,487.99 and JSE Index ended at 381,289.90.
Barita Investments traded at a new high of $24.01 to more than double in value for the year so far, PanJam Investment traded at $72, Sagicor Group at $51.95 haven risen sharply to a record high, but the bid is at $55 to buy 49,301 shares, Scotia Group trades at $60 and Seprod at $33.65.
The junior market continues under some selling pressure is not sharing in the strong gains of the more matured companies and declined by 20.08 points to 3,158.36.

Junior Market index slips again – Wednesday

Derrimon Trading pref shares traded 2.2 m units.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading on Wednesday with 24 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 2,866,572 units valued at $7,184,147 compared to 11,662,775 units valued at $43,945,611 on Tuesday from 22 securities.
The day’s volume was swollen by 2.2 million units of Derrimon Trading preference share. The development of note is that Key Insurance that traded 21.5 million units with a rise in the stock price has a bid of 912,000 units on the bid at $4 and is one to watch.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 10 securities advanced, 7 declined and 7 remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index declined by 8.73 points to close at 3,178.44.
Trading ended with an average of 119,441 units for an average of $299,339 in contrast to 530,126 units for an average of $1,997,528 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 191,443 units valued at $657,797 and previously 195,380 units valued at $677,394. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
 At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended 1 cent higher at $1.90, with 3,158 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 38,311 units, at $5.45, Caribbean Cream ended trading with a loss of 25 cents at $5.25, with an exchange of 8,381 shares, Caribbean Producers finished trading 4 cents higher at $5.44, with 10,000 units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 1 cent at $2.14, trading 11,365 shares. Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 35 cents at $2.50, with 220,486 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh traded 40,861 shares after adding 5 cents and closed at $1.55, Express Catering ended trading 10,000 shares at $8, FosRich Group traded 40,835 shares, and rose 5 cents higher to $4.05, General Accident finished trading with a loss of 25 cents at $3.25, with 700 shares changing hands. GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 12 cents at $1.58, with a swapping of 11,715 stock units, Honey Bun ended at $4, with 4,051 units changing hands, Indies Pharma traded 26,099 shares in closing at $3, Jetcon Corporation ended trading of 2,813 stock units, with a loss of 25 cents at $3.50, Key Insurance traded 55 cents higher at $4, with 88,017 units. KLE Group finished trading of 3,590 shares at $4, Knutsford Express closed 1 cent higher at $11.51, in exchanging 1,298 shares, Lasco Distributors ended 10 cents higher at $3.90, with 15,184 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading 15 cents higher at $5, with an exchange of 57,387 stock units. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 2 cents at $3.48, trading 50,500 units, Medical Disposables ended trading 13,174 shares at $6.20, Paramount Trading gained 5 cents close at $2.20, with 3,647 shares being traded and SSL Venture Capital traded 3,000 shares to end at $1.80. In the junior market preference segment, Derrimon Trading 9% ended 5 cents higher at $2.20, with 2,200,000 stock units.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

 

All Jamaica at record 418,488 points

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, gained the most, in its history, on Wednesday with a rise of 11,005.53, bettering the previous high of 10,534.24 points on the All Jamaica Index, to close at at a record high of 418,487.99 on Wednesday.
Prior to Tuesday the previous best gain in a day was 9,823.00 points on October 1, 2018, when the index closed at 403,100.29 on October 5 and bettered the next highest one day index gain with a rise of 9,736.35 points, to end at 416,956.11 on January 27, 2017.
Wednesday’s all-time record high beat out the previous high on the All Jamaica Composite Index of 418,450.70 on October 12, this year. The Jamaica Stock Exchange Index rose 10,027.28 points to close at a record high 381,289.90, having risen above the previous record high of 381,255.95 reached on October 12, this year.
The main market was primarily driven by gains in NCB Financial that closed at $149.99, after trading at a record high of $152, Kingston Wharves trading at $78, PanJam Investment trading at $70 and Sagicor Group ending at $45.01,
The junior market continues under some selling pressure is not sharing in the strong gains of the more matured companies and declined by just 8.73 points to close at 3,178.44.

Big fall for Junior Market  – Tuesday

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Key Insurance in another big trade.

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday with 22 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 11,662,775 units valued at $43,945,611 as Key Insurance traded 9.5 million units. On Monday just 843,267 units valued at $2,847,021 traded from 26 securities.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 4 securities advanced, 11 declined and 7 remained unchanged leading the Junior Market Index to dive 82.86 points to close at 3,187.17.
Trading ended with an average of 530,126 units for an average of $1,997,528 in contrast to 32,433 units for an average of $109,501 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 195,380 units valued at $677,394 and previously 177,719 units valued at $607,746. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
 At the close of the market, Access Financial closed with a loss of $2.50 at $49.50, with 81,323 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging ended at $1.89, with an exchange of 2,100 stock units, Blue Power concluded trading of 807 units and rose 45 cents to $5.45, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 9 cents at $5.40, with 500 units, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 10 cents at $2.85, with 183,100 shares changing hands. Elite Diagnostic finished 5 cents higher at $3.05, trading 70,455 stock units, Eppley settled at $9.10, with an exchange of 298 units, Everything Fresh traded 368,432 shares after falling 10 cents and closed at an all-time low of $1.50, Express Catering ended trading of 48,905 shares, with a loss of 50 cents at $8, FosRich Group traded 54,955 shares and rose 10 cents to close at $4. General Accident finished trading of 13,917 shares with a loss of 2 cents at $3.50, Indies Pharma traded 68,298 shares in closing at $3, Jamaican Teas settled at $4, trading 1,294 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 4 cents at $3.75, with 26,843 stock units changing hands, Key Insurance traded 9,535,317 units with a loss of 55 cents to end at $3.45. Lasco Distributors ended at $3.80, with 1,016,500 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading with an exchange of 87,215 stock units after falling 40 cents to $4.85, Lasco Manufacturing finished trading 58,277 units at $3.50, Main Event settled 10 cents higher at $6.10, with an exchange of 7,226 shares. Paramount Trading dropped 82 cents to end at $2.15, with 25,000 shares trading, SSL Venture Capital traded 9,823 shares to end at $1.80 and Stationery and Office finished trading of 2,190 stock units with a loss of 8 cents to close at $9.40.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Where is NCB heading $150 or $165?

NCB Financial has been scaling record highs after record and closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange at $139.99 on Monday as well as a new record high close on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock exchange.
The chart shows the stock moving side ways from November last year after reaching $110, until June this year before it started its climb. The move higher was spurred by record profit for 2018 and later by the announcement that they would be going after another 22 percent of Guardian Holdings’ shares. Last week directors and executives bought $650 million of NCB shares which including the sale of a lesser amount by one insider.
The chart shows short term resistance at $150 with the trendline going back to 2015, there after if and when it breaks the $150 level, then it should move on to $165. Going forward, with pick up in growth in Jamaica’s economy, NCB should have good long-term prospects of growth, ahead of it. The company should earn around $12.50 for the 2019 fiscal year and that should put the price at $190 or more in 2019.
Since July 13 last year NCB has gained 48 percent in rising from $94.50 to Monday’s close of $139.99 on the Jamaica Stock Exchange.

Gains for Junior Market

Trading on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange reverted to more normal levels on Monday, with 26 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 843,267 units valued at $2,847,021, compared to 37,359,775 units valued at $87,094,646 from 23 securities trading on Friday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 9 securities advanced, 8 declined and 9 remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index advanced by 35.07 points to close at 3,270.03.
Trading ended with an average of 32,433 units for an average of $109,501 in contrast to 1,624,338 units for an average of $3,786,724 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 177,719 units valued at $607,746 and previously 187,380 units valued at $640,878. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 10 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, CAC 2000 finished 90 cents higher at $16.90, with 30,179 shares changing hands, Cargo Handlers settled with a loss of 10 cents at $12.90, trading 500 shares, Caribbean Cream ended trading 1,430 shares with a loss of 50 cents to close at $5.50, Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $5.49, with an exchange of 29,676 units, Consolidated Bakeries closed with a loss of 15 cents at $2.15, with 550 shares changing hands. Dolphin Cove concluded trading at $16, with 3,000 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished at $3, trading 40,896 stock units, Eppley settled 5 cents higher at $9.10, with an exchange of 103 units, Everything Fresh traded 402,623 shares after falling 10 cents and closed at $1.60, Express Catering ended trading 55 cents higher at $8.50, with 32,300 shares changing hands. FosRich Group traded 100,618 shares, at $3.90, General Accident finished trading 50 cents higher at $3.52, with an exchange of 59,500 shares, GWest Corporation closed with a loss of 20 cents at $1.70, with 16,311 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun ended with a loss of 15 cents at $4, trading 100 units. Indies Pharma traded 70,958 shares in closing at $3, Jamaican Teas settled at $4, with 10,197 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation ended trading 11,100 stock units, at $3.79, Key Insurance traded 75 cents higher at $4, as 1,237 units changed hands, Knutsford Express closed at $11.50, with 500 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors ended at $3.80, with an exchange of 4,500 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading with 200 stock units and rose 15 cents higher to end at $5.25, Lasco Manufacturing finished 25 cents higher at $3.50, swapping 18,439 units, Main Event gained 10 cents to end at $6, with 750 shares changing hands. Medical Disposables ended trading with 2,600 shares at $6.20, SSL Venture Capital traded 3,500 shares and gained 1 cent to end at $1.80 and Stationery and Office finished trading with a loss of 52 cents at $9.48, with 1,500 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

Profit jumps 40% at Caribbean Flavours

Caribbean Flavours traded on the Junior Market at $20.

Profit at Caribbean Flavours climbed 40 percent in the quarter to September this year to $25 million from a rise of 21 percent in sales to $120 million, up from $100 million in 2017 and an increase of 137 percent in other revenues to $5 million.
Improvement in profit margin in the in the quarter to 37 percent from 36 percent in the 2017 is also a contributing factor in the improved profit. The effect, gross operating profit rose 23 percent in the quarter to $45 million from $36 million.
Other operating and administrative expenses rose 22 percent to $24 million from $19.4 million in 2017.
Earnings per share came out at 28 cents, for the 2018 fiscal year earnings per share was 97 cents. The company should end the fiscal year to June 2019 around $1.50.
Growth in profit has not been always robust even though it has been positive. Profit before Taxation grew a mere 1.59 percent in 2014, 12.75 percent in 2015, a more respectful 28.34 percent in 2016, a reduced rate of 11.89 percent in 2017 and even less growth of 5.22 percent in 2018.
“The company expects that there will be improvement in our performance in the next period as we

Caribbean Flavours’ produce inputs.

expect sales of Flarorfit, our sugar reduction solution to gain traction,” Chairman of the board Howard Mitchell, stated in his report accompanying the quarterly.
Gross cash flow brought in $26 million. Addition to fixed assets used up $3.5 million and $19 million was used to pay dividends. Cash and invested funds amount to $220 million. At the end of the quarter, shareholders’ equity stands at $424 million with borrowings at just $9 million. Net current assets ended the period at $309 million well over Payables of just $30 million.
The stock traded at $20 on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange with a PE ratio of 13 times 2019 earnings. The stock is ripe for at least a 5 for 1 stock split, with limited supply and just 90 million units issued.

SSL Venture & Key dominate Junior Market

Two big blocks of shares traded on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday, as 23 securities changed hands, resulting in an exchange of 37,359,775 units valued at $87,094,646, leading to a 3 to 1 dominance of declining to advancing stocks.
Friday’s trading was well above the level of 1,692,337 units valued at $8,566,971 from 23 securities changing hands on Thursday as SSL Venture Capital traded 24 million units and Key Insurance chipped in with 12 million shares on Friday.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 5 securities advanced, 14 declined and 4 remained unchanged, resulting in the Junior Market Index falling sharply by 44.24 points to close at 3,227.39.
Trading ended with an average of 1,624,338 units for an average of $3,786,724 in contrast to 73,580 units for an average of $372,477 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 187,380 units valued at $640,878 and previously 97,570 units valued at $444,262. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, AMG Packaging ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.89, with 2,570 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 2,773 units, at $5, Caribbean Flavours traded 1,000 stock units, rising by 51 cents to close at $20.01,  Caribbean Producers finished trading with a loss of 5 cents at $5.50, with an exchange of 900 units, Derrimon Trading ended with a loss of 5 cents at $2.95, with 235,110 shares changing hands. Elite Diagnostic finished with a loss of 20 cents at $3, trading 67,496 stock units, Eppley settled at $9.05, with 1,000 units changing hands, Everything Fresh traded 3,925 shares after gaining 10 cents and closed at $1.70, Express Catering ended trading 86,777 shares with a loss of 15 cents in closing at $7.95, FosRich Group traded 308,909 shares for 6 cents more to close at $3.90. General Accident finished trading 200 shares, with a loss of 98 cents to end at $3.02,  Honey Bun ended activities 4 cents higher at $4.15, with 14,400 units changing hands, Indies Pharma traded 181,193 shares and lost 5 cents in closing at $3, Jamaican Teas settled with a loss of 70 cents at $4, while exchanging 5,000 shares, Jetcon Corporation ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at $3.79, with 25,695 stock units changing hands. Key Insurance lost 15 cents in closing at $3.25, with an exchange of 12,070,405 units, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 15 cents at $3.80, with 222,000 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial concluded trading of 31,249 stock units, at $5.10, Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 25 cents at $3.25, in an exchange of 23,600 units. Main Event settled with a loss of 60 cents at $5.90, with 10,900 shares changing hands, Medical Disposables ended trading, 20 cents higher at $6.20, while exchanging 26,500 shares, SSL Venture SSL Venture Capital traded 24,025,000 shares and gained 1 cent to end at $1.79 and tTech ended market activities with a drop of $1.25 cents to $5, with 13,173 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Seprod stock allocation fowl up to cost JSE

Seprod’s shareholders did not get full allocation of shares.

There is a big fowl up in the allocation of shares to Seprod’s shareholders who applied for shares in the recent offer of the share by the Musson Group.
On Monday November 12, NCB Capital Market announced that all applicants for reserved shares were fully allocated but that has so far turned out to be incorrect. Information gleaned by this publication is that applicants in the general pool apparently got more shares than they should, apparently at the expense of shares reserved for shareholder’s of Seprod as of the end of August, the cut off date for the purposes of allocating the shares.
IC Insider.com gathers that several of the applications for the Seprod reserved shares did not get their full allocation as they were placed in the general pool. IC Insider.com can confirm that around ten applications that should have been placed in the shareholders poll did not get the full allocation.
The problem, IC Insider.com gathers stems from a glitch in the system at the Jamaica Central Depository, a subsidiary of the Jamaica Stock Exchange. The staff of the JCSD have been working to determine the extent of the error but our sources indicates that up Thursday the matter was still be worked on a suggestion that the extent of the error is wide spread.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange subsidiary

Shareholders who should have received their full allocation will in fact get them subject to funds being provided by the to complete the purchase. From all indications, the stock exchange seems poised to absorb the loss that is likely to be incurred to obtain the shares required to satisfy those shareholders who affected.
A total of 92 million shares were publicly offered for sale with 55 million reserved. A total of 15 million units were reserved for existing shareholders of Seprod. Since the close of the issue that offered the shares at $24 each, the stock now trades at $32 a difference of $8, with the price seeming set to rise.

Junior Market in recovery mode

Chart shows the Junior Market index in recovery mode.

The Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange continue to recover from the decline from the peak in late September with another rise in the index on Thursday with a rise of 19 points, the third in as many days.
Trading ended with 23 securities changing hands, resulting in an exchange of 1,692,337 units valued at $8,566,971 compared to 611,280 units valued at $3,301,546 from 25 securities.
At the close of market activities, the prices of 10 securities advanced, 5 declined and 8 remained unchanged. The Junior Market Index advanced by 19.20 points to close at 3,271.63.
Trading ended with an average of 73,580 units for an average of $372,477 in contrast to 24,451 units for an average of $132,062 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to units 97,570 units valued at $444,262 and previously 99,170 units valued at $449,048. October, ended with an average of 69,421 units valued at $347,455 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Access Financial closed trading of 12,129 shares at $52, AMG Packaging ended trading 15 cents higher at $1.90, with 17,000 stock units changing hands, Blue Power concluded trading of 100,000 units, with a loss of 45 cents at $5, Caribbean Producers finished trading 4 cents higher at $5.55, with 200 units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries closed market activity at $2.30, trading 4,300 shares. Derrimon Trading ended 45 cents higher at $3, trading 40,000 shares, Elite Diagnostic finished 2 cents higher at $3.20, with 7,216 stock units traded, Everything Fresh fell 17 cents in trading 114,700 shares to close at $1.60, Express Catering ended trading 60 cents higher at $8.10, with 310,523 shares changing hands, GWest Corporation closed at $1.90, in exchanging 21,574 stock units. Honey Bun ended with 7,200 units trading at $4.11, Indies Pharma traded 78,862 shares and rose 12 cents in closing at $3.05, Jamaican Teas rose 32 cents to close at $4.70, with 96,012 shares changing hands, Jetcon Corporation ended trading of 13,699 stock units, at $3.80, Key Insurance rose 24 cents to $3.40, with 29,595 units changing hands. KLE Group traded 339 shares, at $4,  Knutsford Express closed with a loss of 30 cents at $11.50, in exchanging 21,000 shares, Lasco Distributors ended with a loss of 5 cents at $3.95, swapping 450,600 shares, Lasco Financial concluded trading 11 cents higher at $5.10, with 263,452 stock units changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing finished with a loss of 4 cents at $3.50, with an exchange of 48,976 units, Main Event settled at $6.50, with the trading of 350 shares, SSL Venture Capital traded 41,063 shares and gained 2 cents to end at $1.78 and tTech ended at $6.25, with 13,547 shares changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.