Juniors inched higher to new record close

The junior market ended trading on Wednesday with a new closing high, with index staying above the 2,800 points level and held on for a moderate gain of 4.05 points at the close to end at 2,808.74, after rising as high as 2,830.08 points in the morning session.
The junior market trading ended with 19 security trading versus 14 that traded on Tuesday. Trading ended with prices of 7 stocks gaining and 7 declining. Five stocks closed at new highs during the day. The volume of stocks changing hands, ended at 6,155,150 units valued at $25,573,851, compared to 1,319,304 units changing hands valued at $8,881,627, on Tuesday.
An average of 323,955 units with an average value of $1,345,992 traded, compared to 94,236 units with an average value of $634,402 on the preceding trading day. The average for the month to date is 195,282 units with an average value of $1,013,387 versus 187,240 units with an average value of $1,032,952 for the previous trading day. The average for December ended at 131,147 units, with an average of $672,488.
The market closed with 11 stocks with bids higher than their last sale and one with a lower offer than the last sale.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging closed at $22.60 with 15,614 units changing hands, Cargo Handlers gained 85 cents to end at $20.85, after 25,084 shares were traded, Caribbean Cream closed trading at $7.30 with 313,200 units changing owners, Caribbean Flavours lost $1.20 in trading 10,000 units to end at $10. Caribbean Producers traded 142,593 shares but fell 20 cents to $4.15, Consolidated Bakeries lost 25 cents and ended at $2.60 with 572,882 shares changing hands, Derrimon Trading ended at $5.90 with 26,700 shares changing hands, after rising 39 cents, Dolphin Cove ended at $13.50 with 7,072 shares trading, in recording a loss of 50 cents. General Accident traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $3.50 but gained 5 cents at the close of trading with 49,657 shares at $3, Honey Bun fell 23 cents and closed with 5,130 shares having changed hands at $6.65, Jamaican Teas lost 25 cents to end at $8 with 25,565 shares being exchanged. Jetcon Corporation closed trading with 26,500 shares, to end with a rise of 30 cents at $10.30, KLE Group ended with 1,868 units changing hands at $2.20, Lasco Distributors ended trading with 43,100 units changing hands and gained 10 cents to end at $7.30. Lasco Financial had 51,904 shares changing hands and rose 15 cents to end at $3.80, Lasco Manufacturing with 96,444 units changing hands closed at $5.20, Medical Disposables gained 85 cents to end at $5.55 with 26,424 shares trading. Paramount Trading closed at $3.20 with 2,200 shares changing hands and Sweet River Abattoir with 4,713,213 units trading, lost 1 cent to end at $3.85

Juniors hit new record in early trading

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange in the early morning session resulted in the junior market continue to hit new record but the main market rose moderately above Tuesday’s close in moderate trading across most stocks.
A number of stocks traded at new highs, these include Berger trading 5,708 units at $9.50, General Accident at $3.50 with just 100 units and Pulse Investments that traded 12,000 units at $4.90.
Securities changing hands, amount to 35 at 10:45 am. A total of 13 securities advanced and 7 declined, resulting in a volume of 1,042,543 shares changing hands, carrying a value of $12,874,286, the average trade in the early session amounted to 29,787 units.
The all Jamaica Composite Index rose 65.04 points to 215,711.24 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index rose 58.15 points to 197,258.77, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index gained 314.96 points to 212,009.88 and the junior market index climbed 25.39 points to 2,830.08.

JSE majors shoot to 215,646 points

Kingston Wharves traded at a new high of $27.75 on Tuesday.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, having broken through the 214,000 mark at the close on Monday shot well through the 215,000 mark on Tuesday to end at yet another new high. Advancing stocks were twice as many as declining ones in the overall market.
The market enjoyed another day of good volumes, with values exceeding $273 million, as the market continues to trade above the $240,000 market for the fourth consecutive day.
The market closed with 40 securities changing hands, 19 stocks gained and 9 declined in the overall market, including 9 stocks rising and 3 falling, in the junior market. A total of 8 securities ended at new 52 weeks’ closing highs.
At the close the All Jamaica Composite Index gained 1,486.31 points to close at 215,646.20. The JSE Market Index rose 1,329.03 points to finish at 197,200.62 and the JSE combined index climbed 1,462.70 points to close at 211,694.92.
At the close with 10,692,647 units valued at $273,030,077 changed hands, compared to 20,100,275 units valued at $241,271,357 changing hands on Monday. Of the stocks traded, the junior market accounted for 1,319,304 units valued at $8,881,627.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 360,513 shares compared to an average of 958,319 units traded on Monday. An average of 659,416 units traded for the month to date, versus 736,679 units on the previous trading day, compared with an average of 549,379 units, December ended with.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments fell 55 cents while trading 38,200 units to end at 5.75, Berger Paints was pushed by 51 cents to a new closing high of $8.50 while trading 10,000 shares. Cable and Wireless ended with 367,430 units at $1.20, after gaining 1 cent, Caribbean Cement traded 3,575 shares to close at $30.52. Grace Kennedy had 51,319 units trading to close at $40.50, gaining 2 cents, Jamaica Broilers lost 22 cents and closed at $15.25 with 4,936 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 54,929 shares, losing $1 to end at $10. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 119,310 shares at $5.60, JMMB Group traded 301,370 units at $15.31, Kingston Wharves ended up trading 400 units to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $27.75, after gaining $2.74. National Commercial Bank added 60 cents in swapping 2,430,916 shares to close at $52.60, Pan Jamaican gained 20 cents to close at $29.95 with 3,593,683 units traded, Portland JSX lost 1 cent to close at $9.00 while trading 4,000 units. Pulse Investments traded 30,000 units and closed at $4.35, Radio Jamaica ended at $1.40 with 137,162 shares trading, Sagicor Group had 490,590 shares changing hands, with a gain of 3 cents to end at $29.03, Sagicor Real Estate fund lost 70 cents in trading 8,525 units to close at $9.50, Scotia Group, with 17,550 shares changing hands, gained 50 cents to close at $36. Sterling Investments traded just 800 units but rose 5 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $15.75, Supreme Ventures lost 11 cents in trading 1,498,655 shares to close at $5.10, Proven Investments traded 400 ordinary shares to close at 23 US cents and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share ended with 18,000 units trading at $2.15 after gaining 4 cents.

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Blue Power traded at a new high of $40.40.

The junior market ended trading on Tuesday with a new closing high, with index shooting above 2,800 points level and held on to gain 22.40 points at the close to end at 2,804.69.
The junior market trading ended with 14 security trading versus 14 that traded on Monday. Trading ended with prices of 9 stocks gaining and 3 declining. Five stocks closed at new highs during the day. The volume of stocks changing hands, ended at 1,892,208 units valued at $8,881,627, compared to 1,892,208 units changing hands valued at $12,483,279, on Monday.
An average 94,236 units with an average value of $634,402 traded, compared to 135,158 units with an average value of $891,663 on the preceding trading day. The average for the month to date is 187,240 units with an average value of $1,013,387 versus 193,440 units with an average value of $1,038,653 on Monday. The average for December is 131,147 units, at an average of $672,488.
The market closed with 8 stocks with bids higher than their last sale and one with a lower offer than their last sale.
At the close of trading, Access Financial Services gained 10 cents in trading traded 4,000 units to close at an all-time high of $25.30, after it traded earlier at and all time high of $26.55. AMG Packaging gained $1.60 to close at $22.60 with 3,350 units changing hands, Blue Power close at a new all-time high of $40.40 to gain $3.40 while traded 2,500 shares. Caribbean Cream rose 20 cents and closed trading at $7.30 with 792,369 units trading, Caribbean Producers, traded 5,000 shares and rose 20 cents to $4.35. Consolidated Bakeries added 30 cents and ended at new high of $2.90 with 10,000 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove ended at $14 with 3,540 shares trading, Honey Bun closed with 124,824 shares changed hands at $6.88, Jamaican Teas jumped 65 cents to end at a new closing high of $8.25 with 32,521 shares being exchanged. Jetcon Corporation traded at an all-time high of $11 in the morning session, but closed trading with 49,554 shares, to end with a fall of 30 cents at $10, Lasco Distributors ended trading with 50,000 units changing hands and fell 10 cents to end at $7.20, Lasco Financial with 20,919 shares changing hands, rose 5 cents to end at $3.65. Lasco Manufacturing with 112,627 units changing hands rose 10 cents to close at $5.20 and Paramount Trading fell 10 cents to close at $3.20 with 108,100 shares changing hands.

Jamaican majors end at 214,159 points.

Jamaica Producers rose by $1.47 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $11.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, closed at a new high on Monday as advancing were nearly twice as many as declining ones in the overall market. The market enjoyed another day of good volumes with the values exceeding $200 million for the third consecutive day.
The market closed with 33 securities changing hands, 16 stocks gained and 10 declined in the overall market, including 6 stocks rising and 7 falling, in the junior market.
At the close the All Jamaica Composite Index gained 1,313.02 points to close at 214,159.89. The JSE Market Index rose 1,174.08 points to finish at 195,871.59 and the JSE combined index climbed 1,134.09 points to close at 210,232.22.
At the close with 20,100,275 units valued at $241,271,357 changed hands, compared to 38,043,877 units valued at $286,247,575 changing hands on Friday. Of the stocks traded, the junior market accounted for 1,892,208 units valued at $12,483,279.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 958,319 shares compared to an average of 601,774 units traded on Monday. An average of 736,679 units traded for the month to date, versus 515,038 units on the previous trading day, compared with an average of 549,379 units, December ended with.
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 lower offers.
In market activity, Investors continued to react positively to nine months results, showing a sharp hike in profit for Berger Paints, pushing the price to a new closing high at $7.99 while trading 25,000 shares. Cable and Wireless ended with 465,017 units at $1.19, after gaining 7 cents, Caribbean Cement traded 46,985 shares to close at $30.52 with a rise of 2 cents, Grace Kennedy had 177,361 units trading, to close at $40.48, after gaining $1.48, Jamaica Broilers lost 3 cents and closed at $15.47 with 6,876,548 shares changing hands. Jamaica Producers traded 22,200 shares, rising by $1.47 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $11, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 75,579 shares at $5.60, JMMB Group traded 42,686 units at $15.31, Kingston Wharves ended up trading 8,361 units to close at $25.01, after losing 29 cents. Mayberry traded 7,500 shares and closed at $4.25, gaining 20 cents in the process, National Commercial Bank added 50 cents in swapping 381,306 shares to close at $52, Pan Jamaican traded 12,723 units to close at $29.75, Portland JSX added 1 cent to close at $9.01 while trading 10,000,000 units. Sagicor Group closed with 37,440 shares changing hands with a loss of 4 cents at $29, Sagicor Real Estate fund gained 20 cents in trading 2,000 units to close at $10.20, Scotia Group, with 900 shares changing hands, gained 50 cents to close at $35.50 and Supreme Ventures traded 5,500 shares to close at $5.21.

Juniors inch upward to new record

Jamaican Teas traded at a new closing high of $7.60 on Monday.

The junior market ended trading on Monday with a new closing high, but it retreated from just above 2,800 points level it peaked at in the morning session to end with just 4.42 points 2,782.29.
The junior market trading ended with 14 security trading versus 21 that traded on Friday. Trading ended with prices of 6 stocks gaining and 7 declining. The volume of stocks changing hands, ended at 1,892,208 units valued at $12,483,279, compared to 22,999,535 units changing hands valued at $127,583,667, on Friday.
An average 135,158 units with an average value of $891,663 traded, compared to 1,095,216 units with an average value of $6,075,413 on the preceding trading day. The average for the month to date is 193,440 units with an average value of $1,038,653 versus 197,604 units with an average value of $1,049,152 on Friday. The average for December is 131,147 units, at an average of $672,488.
The market closed with 10 stocks with bids higher than their last sale and none with lower offers than their last sale.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging dropped $3.52 to close at $21 with 2,080 units changing hands, Cargo Handlers traded 8,684 shares at $20, Caribbean Cream fell 20 cents and closed trading at $7.10 with 6,360 units trading, Caribbean Producers, traded 631 shares and rose 5 cents to $4.15. Consolidated Bakeries ended at $2.60 with 80,000 shares changing hands, Honey Bun closed with a rise of 67 cents while 55,340 shares changed hands, at $6.88, Jamaican Teas jumped $1.10 to end at a new closing high of $7.60 with 60,557 shares being exchanged. Jetcon Corporation traded 40,750 shares to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $10.30, Knutsford Express traded 284 units to close at $24.51 after rising 46 cents, Lasco Distributors with 1,227,427 units trading fell 5 cents to end at $7.30, Lasco Financial with 25,000 shares changing hands declined 9 cents to end at $3.60. Lasco Manufacturing with 354,159 units changing hands lost 8 cents and closed at $5.10, Medical Disposables rose 25 cents to close at $4.70 with 10,940 shares changing hands and tTech traded 19,996 shares to close at $6.01, after falling 49 cents.

Juniors break 2,800 majors shy of 214,000 – Monday

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange in the early morning session resulted in the junior market breaking the 2,800 barrier for the first time and the all Jamaica index sitting just under 214,000 points as a number of stocks hit record close.
Large trades include, Jamaica Broilers Group with 6,876,548 shares at $15.47 and Portland JSX with 10,000,000 at $9.01, both were crossed trades by Victoria Wealth. Trading at new highs are Jamaican Teas with 6,515 units at $7.80, Jamaica Producers with 2,000 shares at $11 and Berger Paints with 20,000 units at $7.80.
Securities changing hands, amount to 27 at 10:45 am, compared to 32 on Friday. A total of 12 securities advanced and 7 declined, resulting in a volume of 17,402,301 shares changing hands, carrying a value of $200,550,750, compared of 34,904,514 shares changing hands, carrying a value of $248,422,322, on Friday. The average number of shares traded, amount to 644,530 units versus 1,090,766 units on Friday.
The all Jamaica Composite Index climbed 1,007.72 points to 213,854.59 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index rose 901.09 points to 195,598.60, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index gained 1,163.78 points to 210,261.91 and the junior market index climbed 31.93 points to 2,809.80.

JSE majors close down Friday

Berger closed at a new all-time high on Friday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, recovered some lost ground in the indices on Friday but with more stocks advancing than declining in the overall markets. The market enjoyed the second day of heavy volumes in a number of stocks, including Jamaica Stock Exchange share with more than 6 million units.
The market closed with 46 securities changing hands, 18 stocks gained and 14 declined in the overall market, including 9 stocks rising and 7 falling, in the junior market. One security in the main market and one in the junior market closed trading at an all-time high and one in the junior market traded at an intraday high while Portland JSX closed at a new low.
At the close the All Jamaica Composite Index lost 671.11 points to close at 212,846.87. The JSE Market Index slipped 600.10 points to finish at 194,697.51 and the JSE combined index declined by 392.65 points to close at 209,098.13.
At the close with 38,043,877 units valued at $286,247,575 changed hands, compared to 14,496,376 units valued at $291,803,792 changing hands on Wednesday. Of the stocks traded, the junior market accounted for 22,999,535 units, changing hands, valued at $127,583,667.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 601,774 shares compared to an average of 367,156 units traded on Wednesday. An average of 515,038 units traded for the month to date, versus 428,302 units on the previous trading day, compared with an average of 549,379 units, December ended with.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 11 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
In market activity, Investors reacted positively to nine months results, showing a sharp hike in profit for Berger Paints, pushing the price to a new closing high at $6.75 while trading of 85,937 shares. Cable and Wireless ended with 1,872,517 units at $1.12, after gaining 1 cent, Caribbean Cement traded 58,218 shares to close at $30.50, Carreras closed at $66.75 with 61,025 shares changing hands after rising by 25 cents. Grace Kennedy had 33,738 units trading, to close at $39, Jamaica Broilers rose 50 cents and closed at $15.50 with 47,477 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 1,763,796 shares to end with a fall of 7 cents at $9.53. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 6,119,966 shares, to end at $5.60, JMMB Group traded 2,050,959 units to end at $15.31, Kingston Wharves ended up trading 73,943 units to close at $25.31. National Commercial Bank fell 50 cents in swapping 12,573 shares, to close at $51.50, investors swapped 1 million units of 138 Student Living, at $4.50, Pan Jam Investment traded 21,420 units with the price slipping 25 cents to end at a $29.75, Portland JSX lost 20 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $9 while trading 23,000 units. Radio Jamaica traded 16,329 units and rose 12 cents to close at $1.40, Sagicor Group closed with 374,817 shares changing hands with a rise of 58 cents at $29.04 Sagicor Real Estate fund lost 22 cents in trading 18,700 units to close at $10, Scotia Group with 137,003 shares changing hands, lost $1 to close at $35. Scotia Investments gained 50 cents with 1,174,023 units trading, to end at $33, Seprod traded 5,739 shares but fell 50 cents in closing at $29.50 and Proven Investments traded 81,000 ordinary shares to close at 23 US cents.

Juniors inch forward on Friday

Jamaican Teas traded at a new high of $6.50 after rising $1.

The junior market enjoyed a big day of trading on Friday, ending with 22,999,535 units changing hands valued at $127,583,667, compared to 4,583,153 units, changing hands, with a rise of 895 percent from the amount of $26,375,749 traded on Thursday.
Trading was dominated by Lasco Distributors with 7,130,521 units trading with a loss of 5 cents to end at $7.35, Lasco Financial with 3,895,608 shares at $3.69, after rising 6 cents and Lasco Manufacturing with 10,576,878 units changing hands with a rise of 18 cents closed at $5.18.
The junior market index climbed 15.93 points to a record close of 2,777.87 with 21 security trading versus 17 that traded on Thursday. Trading ended with prices of 9 stocks gaining and 7 declining, on heavy volumes.
An average of 1,095,216 units with an average value of $6,075,413 traded, compared to 269,597 units with an average value of $1,551,515 on the preceding trading day. The average for the month to date is 197,604 units with an average value of $1,049,152 versus 128,556 units with an average value of $662,517 on Thursday. The average for December is 131,147 units, at an average of $672,488.
The market closed with 7 stocks with bids higher than their last sale and none with a lower offer, than their last sale.
At the close of trading, AMG Packaging rose 12 cents to close at $24.52 with 700 units changing hands, Blue Power closed with 1,850 units changing hands at $37, Cargo Handlers lost 90 cents in trading 9,968 shares at $20, Caribbean Cream rose 30 cents and closed trading at $7.30 with 78,104 units trading. Caribbean Producers, traded 60,454 shares and rose 10 cents to $4.10, Consolidated Bakeries ended at $2.60 with 110,268 shares changing hands, after rising by 20 cents, Dolphin Cove lost 50 cents trading 650 shares at $14, General Accident Insurance traded 18,567 shares to end at $2.95 after falling 13 cents. Honey Bun closed with 497,760 shares changing hands, at $6.21, Jamaican Teas jumped $1 to end at a new high $6.50 with 2,000 shares being exchanged, after the company reported that the board of directors will be considering a stock split at its upcoming meeting in February. Jetcon Corporation traded 48,465 shares to end at $10 after trading at a new intraday high of $10.50, Key Insurance traded 33,300 units to close at $3 after losing 10 cents, Medical Disposables lost 25 cents to close at $4.45 with 27,900 shares changing hands, tTech traded 2,000 shares to close at $6.50. Eppley 9.5% preference share, ended with 307,319 units changing hands to close at $6 after falling 6 cents and Eppley 8.25% preference share, ended with 185,036 units changing hands to close at $6.

Large volumes put through – Friday

Berger hit at a new 52 weeks’ high in early trading on Friday.

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange saw several large volumes of individual stocks being executed in the early part of the morning session, helping in driving the main and junior market indices to new highs, early in trading on Friday.
By 10:45 am, the main market indices pulled back a bit below the all-time high but the junior market index remained in record territory.
Berger Paints traded at a new high of $6.75 with 85,937 after the company released results to December showing profit of $251 million or $1.17 for the period versus $110 million for 2015 with earnings of $1.17 per share for 2016. For the quarter earnings were $185 million versus $80 million in the 2015 quarter, with revenues climbing 17.8 percent in the December quarter to $895 million.
Large trades include, Cable & Wireless 1,714,703 units at up to $1.15, Jamaica Producers with 1,763,795 shares at $9.53, Jamaica Stock Exchange 6,008,714 which was mostly a cross by Victoria Wealth at $5.56 each, but now trades at $5.50. JMMB Group 1,651,360 units at $15.30, Scotia Investments 1,167,708 at $32.83. Honey Bun 496,260 at $6.20, Lasco Distributors 7,077,911 units $7.31, Lasco Financial with 3,895,608 at $3.69, Lasco Manufacturing 10,313,202 at $5.01.
Securities changing hands, amount to 32 at 10:45 am, compared to 36 on Thursday at 11.50 am. A total of 15 securities advanced and 8 declined, resulting in a volume of 34,904,514 shares changing hands, carrying a value of $248,422,322, compared of 10,504,719 shares changing hands, carrying a value of $231,575,220 on Thursday. The average number of shares traded, amount to 1,090,766 units versus 291,798 units on Thursday.
The all Jamaica Composite Index 171.74 points to 213,689.72 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index rose 153.56 points to 195,451.17, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index gained 294.61 points to 209,785.39 and the junior market index rose 14.81 points to 2,776.75.