CAC & Broilers back in TOP 10

Jamaica Broilers returns to the main market TOP 10 list with a fall in the price to $22.10 by the end of the week from $26.30 last week and CAC 2000 returns after a last been in December.
CAC replaced Medical Disposables while JMMB Group moved up to $29.45 to be replaced by Jamaica Broilers.
During the week the main market traded at a record close on two days but closed the week below the record high. The main market saw new buying interest coming in for a number of stocks, at the same time that supply for them have dried up. Interest rates on Treasury bills fell in the June auction and inflation remains negative for the year to May. With those developments the main market seems poised to move to more records in the weeks ahead. Strong upward movement is also being signaled by the fact that, the market is breaking out of a wedge formation.
The junior market broke through a declining resistance line during the early part of the week but retreated by week end. Technical indicators are pointing to a strong upward movement, with a golden cross approaching, with the long term moving average line set to cross over the medium and short term lines not too far away.
The past week was very eventful for the Jamaica Stock market as the main market surged to new all-time highs and the Junior Market surged more than 100 points in the early part of the week and broke through resistance before pulling back.
At the close of Friday, the average PE ratio for Junior Market Top stocks ended at 6.2 compared to an average PE for the overall main market of 11, based on 2018 estimated earnings. The main market PE is 7.7 for the top stocks, compared to a market average of 12.7.
IC Insider.com’s TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 44 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks but it’s a third of what the average PE for the year is likely to be of 20 times earnings and main market stocks traded at a discount of 41 percent to the market.
Stocks to Watch CAC 2000 reported strong half year results during the past week, with the second quarter more than doubling even after accounting for cost associated with issuing new preference shares. NCB Financial sits just below the TOP 10 list and has good growth prospects for patient investors, during the week the price moved to $100 where there is some selling but that level could be taken out during the coming week and pave the way for more gains. PanJam Investment could move higher this week has there is very limited supply. Investors should also keep an eye out for Sygnus Credit shares list on Monday and should see a slight bounce in the price. Others worth watching include Caribbean Cement, Berger Paints and Grace Kennedy for which there was increased demand by the end of the week. In the Junior Market, Stationery and Office Supplies could decline further during the week but could find support in the mid $6 to low $7 region before rebounding. Jamaican Teas came in for buying in the week but supply has been limited and could result in more gains for the stock that traded at a record close of $5.50 during the week.

JSE stocks down again – Friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market retreated for the second day when trading ended on Thursday with the All Jamaican Composite Index dropping 471.19 points to 333,056.79 while the JSE Index slipped 429.31 points to close at 303,452.35 as declining stocks dominated trading.
Market activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 28 securities trading, compared to 30 on Tuesday of which 9 advanced, 16 declined and 3 traded firm.
At the close of market activity 2,827,566 units valued at $112,242,230 traded compared to 4,703,010 shares valued at $61,534,534 changed hands, on Thursday.
Trading volume was dominated by NCB Financial Group with 766,949 units followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 568,164 units and Caribbean Cement Company with 289,511 units.
Stocks with major price changes are, Berger Paints lost 50 cents to $20.50, Caribbean Cement rose $2 to $42, Grace Kennedy rose 50 cents to end at $50.50, Jamaica Broilers declined by 90 cents trading 25,789 stock units to end at $22.10, Portland JSX lost 87 cents to end at $9.25, Sagicor Group lost 95 cents and settled at $38.15 and Sterling Investments climbed $2.50 to close at $9.50.
Trading resulted in an average of 108,753 units valued at an average of $4,317,009 for each security traded. In contrast to 180,885 units valued at an average of $2,366,328 on Thursday. For the month to date 195,519 units traded with an average value of $6,383,337 and on the previous day 203,633 units traded with an average value of $6,596,529 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 87,503 units valued at US$13,558 traded with Proven Investments ended trading with 46,245 units at 20 US cents, Sterling Investments lost 1.10 cents and ended trading at 10.4 US cents with 41,268 shares changing hands. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.50 points to close at 162.28.
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 4 closing with lower offers.

JSE majors up 2561 points for week – Friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange pulled back at the close of trading on Friday as declining stocks was 60 percent more than as those advancing to end a week that had 2 days of new record close and still ended the week 2,561 points ahead of the close of the previous week.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined 471.19 points to 333,056.79 while the JSE Index slipped 429.31 points to close at 303,452.35.
Just 26 securities traded on Thursday, resulting in 9 advancing, 15 declining and 2 remaining firm resulted in activity amounting to just 2,827,566 units valued at $112,242,230.
In market activity, Berger Paints fell 50 cents and ended at $20.50, with 102,177 stock units, Carreras lost 28 cents in concluding trading at $10, with 171,700 units, Caribbean Cement jumped $2 to $42 while trading 289,511 shares, Ciboney Group rose 1 cent to settle at 13 cents, trading 100,000 shares, Grace Kennedy gained 50 cents and ended trading at $50.50, with 5,120 shares. Jamaica Broilers declined by 90 cents, trading 25,789 stock units to end at $22.10, with, Jamaica Producers gained 10 cents and finished trading at $16.95, with 1,654 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7.20, with 2,500 shares after rising 17 cents, JMMB Group ended at $29.45, trading 219,128 shares with a rise of 45 cents. Kingston Properties fell 35 cents concluded trading at 52 weeks’ low of $5, with 6,000 shares, Kingston Wharves fell 35 cents and finished at $45.65, with 26,730 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments shed 44 cents and settled at $6.06, with 26,247 units, NCB Financial Group shed 49 cents and ended trading at $99.50, with 766,949 shares. 1834 Investments traded at $1.09 after rising 3 cents with 30,000 shares changing hands, 138 Student Living lost 8 cents and settled at $4.60, with 1,000 units, PanJam Investment closed at $51.45, with 27,225 stock units, Portland JSX lost 87 cents to end at $9.25, with 10,000 units, Radio Jamaica finished at $1.05, with 71,058 shares. Sagicor Group settled at $38.15 and lost 95 cents after trading 73,246 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund eased 1 cent and settled at $13.79, with 14,201 shares. Scotia Group rose 57 cents in closing trading at $50.60, with 46,014 units, Sterling Investments dropped $2.50 and closed at $9.50, with 591 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 30 cents and ended at $14.20, with 72,325 shares. Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading with a fall of 10 cents at $4, exchanging 568,164 stock units and Wisynco Group rose 4 cents, finishing at $9.84, with 169,237 units. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.5% lost 4 cents and finished at $1.04, with 1,000 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE stocks down again – Friday .”

Demand up for several JSE stocks – Thursday

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Seprod shares dived by $5 on Thursday.

Investors pushed the Jamaica Stock Exchange down from record close on when traded ended on Thursday with the All Jamaican Composite Index dropping 3,165.63 points to 333,527.98 while the JSE Index slipped 2,884.25 points to 303,861.66.
While the main market indices fell, the order book for a number of main market stocks, shows buying interest rising. Caribbean Cement with more than 276,000 units on the bid at $40, Grace with bids at $50 and rising with very limited offers, Jamaica Broilers with god bids above $22 and limited offers, JMMB group with bids at $29 against limited offers, Scotia Group with strong bids around the $50 region and limited supply.
At the close on Thursday, 30 securities traded in the main and US dollar markets, up from 24 on Wednesday and resulted in 10 advancing, 12 declining and 8 remaining firm. Market activity ended with 4,703,010 shares valued at $61,534,534 changing hands, up from 2,236,723 units valued at a mere $34,192,073 trading on Wednesday.
Carreras closed trading with 2,060,114 units or 43.80 percent of traded volume, followed by Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share closed with 1,315,000 units or 27.96 percent of the day’s volume and Sagicor Group ended with 341,597 units amounting to 7.26 of the day’s traded volume.
Stocks with major price changes are, Berger Paints rose 49 cents to $21, Caribbean Cement fell $2 to $40, Grace Kennedy lost $1 to end at $50, JMMB Group climbed $1.40 to end at $29, NCB Financial Group rose $1.74 and ended trading at $99.99, Sagicor Group rose 60 cents and settled at $39.10, Scotia Group dropped $1.47 in closing at $50.03, Seprod dived $5 to finish trading at $31, Sterling Investments climbed $4.20 to close at $12 and Supreme Ventures ended at $14.50, after falling 80 cents.
Trading resulted in an average of 180,885 units valued at an average of $2,366,328 for each security traded. In contrast to 101,669 units for an average of $1,554,185 on Wednesday. For the month to date 203,633 units traded with an average value of $6,596,529 and on the previous day 205,980 units traded with an average value of $7,083,190 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 448,195 units valued at US$62,443 traded with Proven Investments ended trading with 3,800 units and fell of 3 cents to 20 US cents, Sterling Investments rose 2.5 cents and ended trading at 11.5 US cents with 438,095 shares changing hands and in the US dollar preference sector, JMMB Group 5.25% closed with a loss of 25 cents at US$2 with 5,000 units trading and JMMB Group 6% closed at US$1 trading 1,300 units. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.50 points to close at 162.28.
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 4 closing with lower offers.

Another record close for JSE – Wednesday

Investors pushed the Jamaica Stock Exchange to yet another record close, when traded ended on Wednesday.
At the close the All Jamaican Composite Index rising 686.42 points to close at 336,693.61 and the JSE Index climbed 625.40 points to 306,765.91.
Market activities resulted in 24 securities trading, compared to 25 on Tuesday in the main and US dollar markets of which 11 advanced, 7 declined and 6 traded firm.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement with a rise of $2.50 to $42, Grace Kennedy rose $1 to end at $51, JMMB Group lost 65 cents to end at $27.60, Kingston Properties lost 65 cents to end at $5.35 and Sagicor Group lost 70 cents and closed at $38.50. Supreme Ventures traded at a new high of $16 and ended at a new record close of $15.30.
The volume of stocks trading on the main market declined sharply to 2,236,723 units valued at a mere $34,192,073, down sharply from 11,446,622 units valued at $579,818,518 on Tuesday. Wisynco Group traded just 1,080,201 units to be the only security trading over a million shares.
Trading resulted in an average of 101,669 units valued at an average of $1,554,185 compared to 497,679 units valued at an average of $25,209,501 for each security traded on Tuesday. For the month to date 205,980 units traded with an average value of $7,083,190 and on the previous day 215,958 units traded with an average value of $7,679,455 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 74,305 units valued at just US$42,963 traded with Proven Investments trading 45,525 units and gained of 3 cents to close at 23 US cents and in the US dollar preference sectors JMMB Group 6% closed at US$1 with 35,300 units. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 1.03 points to close at 161.78.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – Trading falls on JSE main market – Wednesday.

Trading falls on JSE main market – Wednesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday with modest volumes, but the market indices moved to new record close.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 686.42 points to close at 336,693.61 and the JSE Index climbed 625.40 points to 306,765.91.
Just 22 securities traded on Wednesday, resulting in 10 advancing, 7 declining and 5 remaining firm resulted in 2,236,723 units valued at a mere $34,192,073 trading.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed at $12.05, with 1,730 shares trading, Berger Paints gained 51 cents and ended at $20.51, with 3,000 stock units changing hanCarreras concluded trading at $10.30, with 39,046 units, Caribbean Cement jumped $2.50 to finish at $42, with 23,000 shares, Ciboney Group settled at 12 cents, with 50,000 shares. Grace Kennedy rose $1, ending trading at $51, exchanging 26,789 shares, Jamaica Broilers rose 20 cents to $23, with 2,100 stock units, Jamaica Producers finished trading at $16.85, with 14,960 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7.30, trading 43,660 shares. JMMB Group ended with a loss of 65 cents at $27.60, trading 358,700 shares, Kingston Properties dropped 65 cents and concluded trading at $5.35, with 2,400 shares, Kingston Wharves fell 50 cents and finished at $46, with 61,766 stock units, Mayberry Investments settled with a gain of 10 cents at $6.50, trading 2,090 units. NCB Financial Group rose 25 cents and ended trading at $98.25, with 20,462 shares, PanJam Investment closed with a fall of 5 cents at $51.45, exchanging just 200 stock units, Radio Jamaica eased just 1 cent and finished at $1.07, with 104,000 shares trading, Sagicor Group settled with a loss of 70 cents at $38.50, exchanging 21,654 shares. Sagicor Real Estate Fund added 1 cents and settled at $13.81, with 890 shares, Scotia Group rose 35 cents in trading 59,507 units to close at $51.50, Supreme Ventures ended 30 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $15.30, with 9,314 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments rose 7 cents and concluded trading at $4.07, with 311,254 stock units and Wisynco Group lost 25 cents and finished trading at $9.75 with 1,080,201 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE moved higher on Tuesday.”

JSE climbs sharply to record close – Tuesday

Investors pushed the Jamaica Stock Exchange o another record close on Tuesday with the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 3,471.47 points to close at 336,007.19 and the JSE Index climbed 3,162.90 points to 306,140.51.
Market activities resulted in 25 securities trading, compared to 33 on Monday in the main and US dollar markets of which 10 advanced, 8 declined and 7 traded firm.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement with a fall of $1 to $39.50, Jamaica Broilers gaining $1.20 to $22.80, NCB Financial Group rising $1 to $98, Seprod rising $1 to $36 and Supreme Ventures climbing $1.50 to $15.
The volume of stocks trading on the main market jumped sharply to 11,446,622 units valued at $579,818,518 from 3,192,844 units valued at $66,838,582, on Monday as NCB Financial Group accounted for 5,014,800 units traded amounting to 43.81 percent of the total volume traded. Supreme Ventures closed trading with 20.25 percent of the day’s volume amounting to 2,317,772 units and Jamaica Broilers with 1,005,810 units or just 8.79 percent of the overall volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 497,679 units valued at an average of $25,209,501 for each security traded. In contrast to 106,428 units valued at an average of $2,227,953 on Monday. For the month to date 215,958 units traded with an average value of $7,679,455 and on the previous day 184,656 units traded with an average value of $5,451,880. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 4,741 units valued at just US$1,039 traded as Margaritaville closed with a loss of 0.05 cent at 19.95 US cents with 4,500 units and Productivity Business settling with a loss of 0.04 cent at 58.5 US cents trading 241 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index dropped 5.76 points to close at 160.75.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – NCB pushes JSE trading volume on Tuesday.

NCB pushes JSE trading volume on Tuesday

NCB dominated trading with 5 million shares.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday with a big rise in the level of trading as NCB Financial accounted for 43.8 percent and just over 5 million units of the volume traded.
Trading ended with 23 securities being active on Tuesday, resulting in 10 advancing, 6 declining and 9 remaining firm as 11,446,622 units valued at $579,818,518 well up from the 3,192,844 units valued at $66,838,582 trading on Monday.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 3,471.47 points to close at 336,007.19 and the JSE Index advanced by 3,162.90 points to close at 306,140.51.
In market activity Barita Investments closed at $12.05, after rising 5 cents with 792 shares traded, Carreras lost $1 in concluding trading at $10.30, with 210,695 units, Caribbean Cement finished with a fall of $1 to end at $39.50, trading 38,281 shares, Ciboney Group lost 1 cent and settled at 12 cents, with 221,730 shares, Grace Kennedy rose 50 cents and ended trading at $50, with 200,174 shares changing hands. Jamaica Broilers price shot up $1.20 to $22.80, with 1,005,810 stock units, Jamaica Producers finished trading at $16.85, with 5,103 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 20 cents and closed at $7.30, with 130,656 shares, JMMB Group rose 25 cents and ended at $28.25, with 30,882 shares. Kingston Wharves finished at $46.50, with 16,762 stock units, NCB Financial Group climbed $1 and ended trading at $98, with an exchange of 5,014,800 shares, PanJam Investment closed 50 cents higher at $51.50, with 9,211 stock units, Pulse Investments concluded trading at $1.60, with 94,707 shares. Radio Jamaica fell 2 cents and finished at $1.08, with 325,049 shares, Sagicor Group rose 20 cents to $39.20, with 153,834 shares trading, Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled at $13.80, exchanging 7,266 shares, Scotia Group lost 35 cents and closed trading at $51.15, with 53,180 units, Seprod finished trading with a rise of $1 to $36, with 272 shares. Supreme Ventures rose $1.50 and ended at $15, with 2,317,772 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading at $4, with 583,930 stock units and Wisynco Group climbed 25 cents and finished at $10, with 136,809 units.
In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.25% ended at $2.11, with 180,000 shares, JMMB Group 7.5% finished at $1.09, with 708,907 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE jumps sharply to record close – Tuesday.”

JSE moved higher on Monday

Investors moved the Jamaica Stock Exchange higher on Monday with the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,040.26 points to close at 332,535.72 and the JSE Index advanced by 947.79 points to 302,977.61.
Market activities resulted in 33 securities trading, compared to 29 on Thursday in the main and US dollar markets of which 13 advanced, 9 declined and 11 traded firm.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement with a rise of $1.50 to $40.50, Jamaica Broilers dropping $4.70 to $21.60, PanJam Investment declining 98 cents to $51 and Scotia Group gaining $1.49 to $51.
The volume of stocks trading on the main market declined sharply to 3,192,844 units valued at $66,838,582, down from 7,187,416 units valued at $228,155,035 on Friday.
The main trades were, Sagicor Group with 1,023,740 units 32.06 percent followed by Wisynco Group with 907,325 units and acoounti9ng for 28.42 percent of the total shares traded and JMMB Group with 7.50% preference shares trading with 424,000 units 13.28 percent of the day’s trade.
Trading resulted in an average of 106,428 units valued at an average of $2,227,953 for each security traded. In contrast to 312,496 units for an average of $9,919,784 on Friday. For the month to date 184,656 units traded with an average value of $5,451,880 and on the previous day 197,915 units traded with an average value of $6,902,395 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 2390 units valued at just US$319 traded with Productivity Business settling at 62 US cents with 500 shares trading and Sterling Investments trading 100 units with the loss of 1 cent to close at 9 US cents and in the US dollar preference sectors JMMB Group 5.75% closed at $2.25 with 1,790 units. The JSE USD Equities Index slipped 0.44 points to close at 166.51.
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 5 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – Rise in main market securities trading – Monday.

Jump in main market securities trading

Jamaica Broilers dropped $4.70 on Monday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Monday with a modest recovery of some of the big losses recorded on Friday as the trading covered a wider number of securities than is the norm in recent times.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,040.26 points to close at 332,535.72 and the JSE Index advanced by 947.79 points to close at 302,977.61.
A high level of 30 securities traded on Monday, resulting in 12 advancing, 9 declining and 9 remaining firm resulted in 3,192,844 units valued at $66,838,582 trading.
In market activity Barita Investments rose 45 cents and closed at $12, with 3,850 shares, Berger Paints ended at $20, with 1,000 stock units, Caribbean Cement concluded trading with a rise of $1.50 to end at $40.50, while exchanging 40,980 units, Carreras closed at $10.45, with 10,900 shares, Ciboney Group closed at 13 cents, with 141,600 shares, Grace Kennedy settled at $49.50, with 7,132 shares. Jamaica Broilers dropped $4.70 and ended trading at $21.60, with 158,337 shares, Jamaica Producers traded 4,053 stock units at $16.85, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 20 cents and finished trading at $7.50, with 37,018 units, JMMB Group closed 50 cents higher at $28, with 16,682 shares. Kingston Properties lost 50 cents to end at $6, with 2,100 shares, Kingston Wharves gained 50 cents in concluding trading at $46.50, with 11,018 shares, Mayberry Investments gave up 10 cents and finished at $6.40, with 29,948 stock units, NCB Financial Group rose 50 cents and settled at $97, with 55,490 units. PanJam Investment fell 98 cents and finished trading at $51, with 1,079 shares, Proven Investments closed at $28.50 while 448 units traded, Pulse Investments added 19 cents and ended at $1.60, with 1,500 units, Radio Jamaica concluded trading 2 cents higher to $1.10, with 12,917 shares, Sagicor Group lost 55 cents and finished at $39, with 1,023,740 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 5,314 units and fell 70 cents to end at $13.80. Salada Foods settled trading with 10,000 shares at $14, Scotia Group jumped $1.49 to end trading at $51.50, with 39,946 stock units changing hands, Seprod traded 8,590 units at $35, Supreme Ventures grew 50 cents and closed at $13.50, with 145,968 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments gained just 1 cent and ended at $4, with 46,455 shares and Wisynco Group concluded trading by adding 10 cents to end at $9.75, with 907,325 stock units being exchanged.
In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% rose 4 cents and finished trading at $1.85, with 40,954 units, JMMB Group 7.25% concluded trading at $2.11, with 4,500 shares, JMMB Group 7.5% gained 9 cents and settled at $1.09, with 424,000 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE moved higher on Monday.”