JSE majors in big fall on Wednesday

stocks The main market indices of the Jamaica Stock Exchange got clobbered on Wednesday with the all Jamaica Composite Index dropping 2,404.09 points before the close of trading and ended down by with a smaller loss of 1,423.88 at 185,219.39.
The JSE Market Index had dived 2,146.93 points ahead of closing, but clawed back some of the losses, to finish at 166,660.85, having lost 1,273.21 points and the JSE combined index which plunged 2,038.87 points ahead of the close, lost 1,267.83 points to end at 178,971.13 and held a 13 percent for the year to date.
At the close 3,225,271 units valued at $32,690,159 changed hands, compared to 11,005,276 units valued at $189,009,513 changing hands on Tuesday. The junior market accounted for 1,741,347 units trading valued at $9,759,413 of the stocks traded.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 59,357 units, compared to an average for the month to date of 121,849 units. On Tuesday, an average of 241,975 units traded with the average for the month to date being 184,341.
ICI -JSE sum -19-10-16The market closed with 38 securities trading as the prices of 16 gained while 13 declined in the overall market, including 6 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 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with a lower offer.
In market activity, Barita Investments traded 29,759 shares at $4.65, Cable & Wireless lost 1 cent and closed at 97 cents with 59,590 units trading, Caribbean Cement traded 5,150 shares and rose 50 cents to close at $32, Carreras rose 2 cents to close at $66 with 4,350 units changing hands. Trading in 1834 Investments ended with 4,716 shares changing hands, the price rose 2 cents to close at $1.20, Grace Kennedy closed with 118,515 shares changing hands at $41.55, Jamaica Broilers closed at $14.50 after shedding 1 cent, with 686,211 shares switching owners. Jamaica Producers fell 40 cents to $8 with 78,660 units trading, JMMB Group lost 1 cent in trading 2,665 units to close at $13.99. Mayberry Investments ended with 11,500 shares trading, to close at $3.50 for a fall of 35 cents, ICI -JSE fn Qts -19-10-16Mayberry reported third quarter results after the market closed, with net profit of $59 million or 4 cents per share and $320 million or 27 cents per share year to date. Net asset value amounts to $6.77, inclusive of appreciation in the share value of associated companies. National Commercial Bank traded 21,523 shares to close with a gain of $1 at $44, trading in 138 Student Living 169,160 shares changing hands at $4.70, Pan Jamaican Investments lost 25 cents and closed at $23 after trading 70,432 shares, Portland JSX traded 96,160 units with the price rising by 20 cents to $11.10. Sagicor Group fell $1 with 6,000 shares changing hands and closed at $22.60, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 80,169 shares to close at $10.20, Scotia Group lost 95 cents and closed at $30.05 with 19,662 shares changing hands and Scotia Investments lost $2.90 as 2,820 units changed hands to close with at $31.

Juniors’ volume dips on Wednesday

Cargo Handlers stock split takes effect Wednesday but the stock did not trade.

Cargo Handlers stock split takes effect Wednesday but the stock did not trade.

Trading on the junior market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday declined from Tuesday’s levels but Honey Bun that traded 1,001,023 units and lost 50 cents to end at $5.60, was the dominant trade. Caribbean Cream fell to $7.55 in the morning session and ended with 236,429 shares changing hands with a loss of 45 cents at $8.80, came just behind.
Market activity resulted in advancing stocks just out pacing declining stocks 6 to 5, with the junior market index falling by 8.47 points to 2,376.31 to be up 33 percent for the year to date.
At the close, 13 securities traded, versus 16 on Tuesday but volume dived 61 percent from Tuesday’s levels, ending with 1,741,347 units changing hands, while value traded, dropped 60 percent to $9,759,413 from $24,376,547, on Tuesday.
ICI Jm sum 19-10-16An average of 133,950 units with an average value of $750,724 traded, compared to 279,498 units with an average value of $1,523,534 on the preceding trading day. The average for the month to date, amounts to 153,343 units at $855,281.
Market activities ended with 3 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 ending with lower offers.
Cargo Handlers 10 for 1 stock split became effective on the junior market today with the adjusted closing price being $9, the stock did not trade on Wednesday.
In trading activity, AMG Packaging ended at $20 with 10,882 units changing hands, Caribbean Producers gained 35 cents in trading 213,166 units to end at $4. Consolidated Bakeries regained 5 cents in trading 12,310 shares to close at $2.50, ICI Jm trd sht 19-10-16Jetcon Corporation had 15,011 units changing hands, with the price rising 20 cents to end at $4.20, KLE Group rose 23 cents with 3,500 shares to close at $1.79, Knutsford Express ended at $23.20 with 159 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors had 66,250 units trading and closed with a loss of 20 cents at $6.81, Lasco Financial fell 1 cent and ended with 59,737 shares changing hands at $3, Lasco Manufacturing rose 23 cents and closed at $4.98 with 8,021 shares trading. Medical Disposables traded 114,659 shares and dropped 50 cents to close at $4.50 and tTech put on 25 cents in trading 200 shares to close at $5.25.

JSE off to slow start – Wednesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange is to a modest start on Wednesday morning but trading in junior market stocks seems to have picked up a bit. Trading volume and values were up from Tuesday’s levels as advancing stocks edged out declining ones.
ICI JSE int trd 19-10-16The all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 1,185.02 points to 185,458.25 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index fell 1,059.62 points to 166,874.44, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index dived 1,079.98 points to close at 179,158.98 and the junior market index lost 9.47 points to 2,375.31.
At 10.45 am, a total of 28 securities traded, resulting in a volume of 1,549,643 shares changing hands carrying a value of $11,650,702, compared to 659,435 shares changing hands carrying a value of $8,595,191 on Tuesday.
The average number of shares traded amounts to 55,344 units compared to 24,424 on Tuesday. Market activity resulted in 10 stocks falling while the prices of 12 securities rose.
In trading activity Caribbean Cream fell $1.70 to $7.55 with 109,434 shares trading, Caribbean Producers rose 20 cents to $3.85 with 81,717 units trading, Honey Bun with 1,000,223 units traded at a loss of 60 cents to $5.50, while Jetcon Corporation added 16 cents with just 13,311 units to $4.16 but have a bid at $4.16 to buy 36,689 shares. In the main market Cable & Wireless has come into renewed selling around the $1 level and traded down to 93 cents with 49,580 shares changing hands, the stock is offered for sale at 98 cents with 1,638,805 units and 6 million units at $1 and Grace Kennedy traded 61,945 at $41.55.

JSE majors gain on Tuesday

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Sagicor Group HQ -The stock traded at an intraday high of $25.50 on Tuesday.

Sagicor Group HQ -The stock traded at an intraday high of $25.50 on Tuesday.

Stocks ended trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with the main market closing with gains on Tuesday after being closed on Monday for a public holiday. The market closed with 43 securities trading as the prices of 12 gained while 15 declined in the overall market, including 6 stocks rising and 2 falling, in the junior market.
At the close, the all Jamaica Composite Index climbed 500.57 points to end at 186,643.27 with a gain of 12 percent year to date. The JSE Market Index gained 447.61 points to close of 167,934.06 and the JSE combined index rose 266.31 points, to end at 180,238.96, up 14 percent for the year to date.
At the close 11,005,276 units valued at $189,009,513 changed hands, compared to 1,362,599 units valued at $11,379,949 changing hands on Friday. The junior market accounted for 4,471,960 units trading valued at $24,376,547 of the stocks traded.
ICI -JSE sum -18-10-16 The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 241,975 units, compared to an average for the month to date of 138,002 units.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with a lower offer.
In market activity, Barita Investments traded 21,331 shares at $4.65, Cable & Wireless lost 1 cent and closed at 98 cents with 494,229 units trading, Caribbean Cement traded just 1,800 shares and rose 35 cents to close at $31.50, Carreras lost 2 cents to close at $65.98 with 150,300 units changing hands. Trading in 1834 Investments ended with 22,581 shares changing hands, the price fell 6 cents to close at $1.18,ICI -JSE fn Qts -18-10-16 Grace Kennedy lost 44 cents and closed with 420,865 shares changing hands at $41.55, Jamaica Broilers closed at $14.51 after shedding 9 cents, with 1,000,500 shares switching owners. JMMB Group lost 1 cent in trading 10,297 units to close at $13.99. National Commercial Bank traded 37,620 shares to close at $43, Radio Jamaica fell 19 cents in trading 158,763 shares to close at $1.35, Sagicor Group fell 40 cents with 1,016,783 shares changing hands and closed at $23.60 after trading at an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $25.50. Scotia Group closed at $31 with 3,009,596 shares changing hands, Scotia Investments had 53,500 units changing hands to close with a gain of $3.90 at $33.90, Supreme Ventures traded 24,361 shares and gained 3 cents to close at $4.79 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 50,000 units to close at $2.10.

Junior’s volume jumps on Tuesday

Medical Disposables at new closing high.

Medical Disposables at new closing high.

Trading on the junior market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday declined from Friday’s levels. Market activity resulted in advancing stocks over powering declining stocks 6 to 2, pushing the junior market index down by 14.48 points to 2,384.78 to be up 33 percent for the year to date.
At the close, 16 securities traded, versus 14 on Friday but volume surged 1,322 percent from Friday’s levels, ending with 4,471,960 units changing hands, while value traded, leapt 1,578 percent to $24,376,547 from $3,787,554, on Friday. Jamaican Teas accounted for 3,968,532 units valued at $15,874,135 trading to close at $4.
ICI Jm sum 18-10-16 An average of 279,498 units with an average value of $1,523,534 traded, compared to an average of 46,283 units at $270,540 on the previous trading day. The average for the month to date amounts to 155,282 units at $792,648.
Market activities ended with 3 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 ending with lower offers.
In trading activity, Access Financial Services traded 3,000 shares at $21, AMG Packaging ended at $20 with 290,000 units changing hands, Blue Power gained 10 cents and closed with 3,700 units changing hands at $24.50, Cargo Handlers ended with 15,000 shares changing hands at $90, Caribbean Producers gained 3 cents in trading 16,800 units to end at $3.65. Consolidated Bakeries lost 5 cents in trading 3,131 shares to close at $2.45, Dolphin Cove traded 683 shares to end at $12.05, ICI Jm trd sht 18-10-16Jetcon Corporation had 19,610 units changing hands, to end at $4, Knutsford Express ended at $23.20 with 750 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors had 121,043 units trading and closed with a gain of 1 cent at $7.01, Lasco Financial gained 1 cent and ended with 18,200 shares changing hands at $3.01, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.75 with 7,945 shares trading. Medical Disposables traded 1,251 shares and jumped 50 cents to close 52 weeks’ high of $5, Paramount Trading ended with 2,040 shares changing hands at 4 cents higher to close at $23.99 and tTech lost 5 cents in trading 275 shares to close at $5.

JSE in early morning gains

The Jamaica Stock Exchange is enjoying modest gains in ICI JSE int trd 18-10-16Tuesday morning trading as investors participate in moderate trading on the first trading day of the week. Trading volume and value were up from Friday’s levels as advancing stocks edged out declining ones on the day after the market was closed for a public holiday on Monday.
The all Jamaica Composite Index gained 380.56 points to 186,523.26 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index advanced 340.29 points to 167,826.74, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index rose 518.72 points to close at 180,491.37 and the junior market index rose 19.78 points to 2,419.04.
At 10.45 am, a total of 27 securities traded, resulting in a volume of 659,435 shares changing hands carrying a value of $8,595,191, compared to 346,328 shares changing hands, carrying a value of $3,122,421 on Friday.
The average number of shares traded amounts to 24,424 units compared to 15,058 on Friday. Market activity resulted in 6 stocks falling while the prices of 9 securities rose.
In trading activity, AMG Packaging traded 290,000 shares at $20, Radio Jamaica traded 153,763 units at $1.55 and Scotia Investments jumped $3.90 to $33.90 while trading 53,500 units.

Majors dip on Friday

Bulls continue their run on Jamaican stocks

Bulls continue their run on Jamaican stocks

Stocks ended trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with the main market closing down on Friday with moderate volume but closed with a gain of 11 percent year to date. The market closed with 35 securities trading as the prices of 12 gained while 13 declined in the overall market, including 2 stocks rising and 8 falling, in the junior market.
At the close, the all Jamaica Composite Index fell 610.32 points to end at 186,142.70, the JSE Market Index dropped 545.74 points to close of 167,486.45 and the JSE combined index lost 800.02 points, to end at 179,972.65, up 14 percent for the year to date.
ICI -JSE sum -14-10-16At the close 1,362,599 units valued at $11,379,949 changed hands, compared to 4,654,511 units valued at $50,143,006 changing hands on Thursday. The junior market accounted for 647,967 units valued at $3,787,554 of the stocks traded.
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 5 with a lower offer.
In market activity, Barita Investments traded 800 shares at $4.65, Cable & Wireless lost 11 cents and closed at 99 cents with 362,410 units trading, ICI -JSE fn Qts -14-10-16Caribbean Cement traded just 5,400 shares and lost 85 cents to close at $31.15. Trading in 1834 Investments ended with 13,200 shares changing hands as the price rose 4 cents to close at $1.24, Grace Kennedy rose 21 cents and closed with 17,384 shares changing hands at $41.99. JMMB Group added 50 cents in trading 72,721 units to close at $14. Kingston Wharves dipped 10 cents in trading 2,071 shares to close at $17, Pan Jamaican Investments rose 5 cents to close at $23.30 after trading 28,628 shares, Sagicor Group rose 18 cents in trading 4,951 shares to end at $24, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 17,290 shares to close at $10.18. Scotia Group lost 20 cents to close at $31 with 49,983 shares changing hands, Scotia Investments had 6,100 units changing hands to close with a loss of 5 cents at $30, Seprod traded 105,000 shares and gained 16 cents to close at $22.76.

Junior stocks falter on Friday

AMG Packaging traded at $20 and closed with the bid at $20.51 on Friday.

AMG Packaging traded at $20 and closed with the bid at $20.51 on Friday.

Trading on the junior market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday declined from Thursday’s levels. Market activity resulted in advancing stocks being over powered by declining stocks 2 to 8, pushing the junior market index down by 28.61 points to 2,399.26 to be up 34 percent for the year to date.
At the close, 14 securities traded, down from 17 on Thursday but volume dropped 61 percent from Thursday’s levels, ending with 647,967 units changing hands, while value traded, declined 65 percent to $3,787,554 from $10,731,708, on Thursday.
ICI Jm sum 14-10-16rMarket activities ended with 7 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 ending with lower offers.
In trading activity, AMG Packaging climbed 50 cents to end at $20 with 20,000 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream fell 13 cents in trading 12,612 units changing hands and closed at $9.25, Caribbean Flavours traded 4,440 shares and lost 20 cents to end at $8.40, Caribbean Producers gained 11 cents in trading 1,200 units to end at $3.62. Dolphin Cove traded 607 shares to end at $12.05, ICI Jm trd sht 14-10-16 General Accident closed trading with 713 units at $2.61,Jetcon Corporation had 48,500 units changing hands, to end at $4, KLE Group ended at $1.56 with 50,000 shares changing hands after dropping 49 cents. Lasco Distributors had 261,424 units trading and closed 25 cents down to $7, Lasco Financial lost 20 cents and ended with 126,557 shares changing hands at $3, Lasco Manufacturing closed with a fall of 25 cents at $4.75 with 76,000 shares trading. Medical Disposables traded 41,444 shares but lost 10 cents to close at $4.50, Paramount Trading ended with 4,170 shares changing hands but lost $1.05 to close at $23.95 and tTech traded 300 shares to close at $5.05.

JSE makes early morning gains – Friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange is enjoying modest gains in Friday morning trading as investors participate in moderate trading on the final day of the week. ICI JSE int trd 14-10-16Trading volume and values were well down on Thursday’s levels but advancing stocks edged out declining ones.
The all Jamaica Composite Index gained 200.66 points to 186,953.68 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index advanced 179.43 points to 168,211.62, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index rose 191.65 points to close at 180,964.32 and the junior market index rose 2.46 points to 2,430.33.
At 10.45 am, a total of 23 securities traded, resulting in a volume of 346,328 shares changing hands carrying a value of $3,122,421, compared to 1,933,234 shares changing hands carrying a value of $12,769,849 on Thursday.
The average number of shares traded amounts to 15,058 units compared to 69,044 on Thursday. Market activity resulted in 6 stocks falling while the prices of 8 securities rose.
Cable & Wireless traded 119,582 units but lost 10 cents in trading down to $1 was the sole stock trading over 100,000 units, but Seprod traded 50,000 and gained $1.40 to $24 and Paramount Trading lost $1 following the release of first quarter results that showed much lower profits than in 2015.

Majors march higher on Thursday

Berger Paints ended at a 52 weeks' closing high on Thursday

Berger Paints ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high on Thursday

Stocks ended trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with the main market closing with a gain of 12 percent year to date as the market indices made good gains on Thursday. The market closed with 43 securities trading as the prices of 21 gained while 14 declined in the overall market, including 8 stocks rising and 4 falling, in the junior market.
At the close, the all Jamaica Composite Index climbed 701.19 points to end at a new closing high of 186,753.02, the JSE Market Index jumped 626.99 points to a record close of 168,032.19 and the JSE combined index surge 926.01 points, to end at record high of 180,772.67, up 15 percent for the year to date.
At the close 4,654,511 units valued at $50,143,006 changed hands, compared to 19,800,887 units valued at $274,090,977 changing hands on Wednesday. The junior market accounted for 1,643,799 units valued at $10,731,708 of the stocks traded.
ICI -JSE sum -13-10-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with a lower offer.
In market activity, Barita Investments gained 11 cents in trading 20,000 shares at $4.65, Berger Paints traded 2,000 shares and gained 10 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.75, Cable & Wireless gained 12 cents and closed at $1.10 with 1,100,206 units trading, Caribbean Cement traded 38,980 shares and lost $1 to close at $32. Carreras had 3,416 shares changing hands at $66 after rising 1 cent, Ciboney traded 114,458 shares gained 1 cents in closing at 22 cents, trading in 1834 Investments ended with 187,165 shares changing hands to close at $1.20, Grace Kennedy lost 20 cents and closed with 1,700 shares changing hands at $41.78. Jamaica Broilers traded 332,665 units but rose 19 cents to close at $14.60, Jamaica Producers lost 25 cents and ended with 97,749 shares changing hands to close at $8, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 1 cent and ended at $27.99 while trading 14,044 shares, JMMB Group shed $1.48 in trading 9,549 units to close at $13.50. Kingston Properties rose 6 cents in trading 664,191 shares to close at $9.06. Kingston Wharves gained 5 cents in trading 13,000 shares to close at $17.10,ICI -JSE fn Qts -13-10-16 Mayberry Investments traded 82,890 shares to close with a gain 10 cents at $3.60, National Commercial Bank traded 12,600 shares and gained 60 cents to end at $43, Pan Jamaican Investments lost 5 cents to close at $23.25 after trading 35,062 shares. Portland JSX traded 5,000 units with the price rising by 4 cents to end at $11.10, Sagicor Group lost 18 cents in trading 2,328 shares to end at $23.82, Scotia Group gained $1 to close at $31.20 with 868,469 shares changing hands. Scotia Investments had 18,100 units changing hands to close with a 5 cents gain at $30.05, Seprod traded 2,857 shares and lost 90 cents to close at $22.60, Supreme Ventures lost 4 cents and closed at $4.75 with 17,049 shares changing and Proven Investments closed at 20 US cents with 15,625 shares trading.