Junior stocks jump on Thursday

Honey Bun was the lead trade with 1 million shares.

Honey Bun was the lead trade with 1 million shares.

Trading volume fell back to more normal levels on the junior market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday although Honey Bun had 1,002,000 units changing hands.
Market activity resulted in advancing stocks over powered declining stocks 8 to 4, pushing the junior market index up by 33.53 points to 2,427.87 to be up 36 percent for the year to date.
At the close, 19 securities up from 12 on Wednesday but the trading volume dropped 82 percent from Wednesday’s levels, ending with 1,643,799 units changing hands, while value traded, declined 79 percent to $10,731,708 from $51,520,805, on Wednesday.
ICI Jm sum 13-10-16Market activities ended with 2 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 ending with lower offers.
In other trading activity, Access Financial jumped $2.60 and ended trading with 950 units to end at $21, AMG Packaging dropped 50 cents to end at $19.50 with 12,000 units changing hands, Blue Power closed with 2,678 units changing hands to close at $24.10 after falling 10 cents, Cargo Handlers traded 325 shares at $90. Caribbean Cream closed trading with 386,761 units at $9.38 and fell 62 cents following flat results for the company’s second quarter, after increased revenues were negated by rising administrative cost. Caribbean Producers traded 65,208 units to end at $3.51, Dolphin Cove traded 2,500 shares and lost 95 cents to end at $12.05, General Accident closed trading with 9,576 units at $2.61, ICI Jm trd sht 13-10-16Honey Bun traded 1,002,000 shares and rose 10 cents to $6.10, Jamaican Teas traded 1,886 units to end at $4. Jetcon Corporation gained 20 cents with 87,175 units changing hands, to end at $4, KLE Group ended at $2.09 with 11,300 shares changing hands after rising by 16 cents, Knutsford Express traded just 100 units and gained $1.20 to close at $23.20, Lasco Distributors had 23,350 units trading and closed 25 cents higher at $7. Lasco Financial gained 10 cents and ended with 18,250 shares changing hands at $3.20, Lasco Manufacturing closed with a gain of 1 cent at $5 with 17,440 shares trading and Paramount Trading ended with 2,300 shares changing hands at $25.

Majors drop juniors gain

The Jamaica Stock Exchange market main market indices fell in Thursday morning while the junior market index rose with volume increasing over Wednesday’s levels.
ICI JSE int trd 13-10-16The all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 233.27 points to 185,818.56 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index fell 208.58 points to 167,196.62, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index slipped 9.50 points to close at 179,837.16 and the junior market index rose 17.90 points to 2,421.24.
At 10.45 am, a total of 28 securities traded, resulting in a volume of 1,933,234 shares changing hands carrying a value of $12,769,849, compared to 1,599,416 shares changing hands carrying a value of $10,753,662 on Wednesday.
The average number of shares traded amounts to 69,044 units compared to 72,701 on Wednesday. Market activity resulted in 10 stocks falling while the prices of 12 securities rose.
Caribbean Cement dropped $3 in early trading with 30,000 units at $30, but recovered back to $33 after trading 5,000 more units, JMMB Group fell from $14.98 on Wednesday to $13.50 while trading 3,000 units, Scotia Investments jumped to $34 from $30 while trading 26,000 units, Caribbean Cream Traded 260,866 units and last traded at $9.90 but went as high as $10.19, Honey Bun traded 1 million shares but lost ground to $5.51, down 49 cents but the bid is now at $5.70.

Majors retreat from record high – Wednesday

JSE frnt 2 Stocks ended trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with the main market closing with a gain of 11 percent year to date, the market indices dropped more than 1,293 points. The market closed with 38 securities trading as the prices of 16 gained while 11 declined in the overall market, including 4 stocks rising and 5 falling, in the junior market.
At the close, the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 1,446.17 points to end at a new closing high of 186,051.83, the JSE Market Index dived 1,293.13 points to a record close of 167,405.20 and the JSE combined index fell 1,406.74 points, to end at record high of 179,846.66, up 15 percent for the year to date.
At the close 19,800,887 units valued at $274,090,977 changed hands, compared to 10,379,971 units valued at $217,529,448 changing hands on Tuesday. The junior market accounted for 9,170,473 units valued at $51,520,805 of the stocks traded.
ICI -JSE sum -12-10-16 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 14 cents in trading 23,600 shares at $4.54, Berger Paints traded 61,363 shares and lost 5 cents to close at $5.65 after trading at an intraday high of $6.25, Cable & Wireless closed at 98 cents with 296,835 units trading, Caribbean Cement traded 25,726 shares to close at $33. Carreras had 742,353 shares changing hands at $65.99 after slipping 1 cent, trading in 1834 Investments ended with 5,836 shares changing hands to close at $1.20, Grace Kennedy lost 1 cent and closed with 470,573 shares changing hands at $41.98, Jamaica Broilers traded 1,117,335 units but rose 10 cents to close at $14.41. Jamaica Producers ended with 1,730 shares changing hands to close at $8.25, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 70 cents and ended at $28 while trading 27,486 shares, JMMB Group shed 2 cents in trading 1,106,992 units to close at $14.98, Kingston Properties rose 6 cents in trading 664,191 shares to close at $9.06. ICI -JSE fn Qts -12-10-16Kingston Wharves lost 45 cents in trading 22,970 shares to close at $17.50, Mayberry Investments traded 3,943 shares to close with a gain 10 cents at $3.50, National Commercial Bank traded 728,535 shares and gained 25 cents to end at $42.40, Pan Jamaican Investments rose 30 cents to close at $23.30 after trading 421,985 shares. Portland JSX traded 3,334,455 units with the price rising by 9 cents to end at $11.06, Sagicor Group gained 15 cents in trading 178,182 shares to end at $24, Scotia Group gained 19 cents to close at $30.20 with 486,698 shares changing hands. Scotia Investments had 476,900 units changing hands to close at $30, Seprod traded 12,010 shares to close at $23.50, Supreme Ventures lost 1 cent and closed at $4.79 with 45,090 shares changing. Proven Investments closed at 20 US cents with 20,300 shares trading and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% preference share gained 1 cent in trading 355,130 units at $2.10.

Trading jumps for juniors stocks – Wednesday

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Medical Disposables at new high.

Medical Disposables at new high.

Trading volume jumped to 8 times to that on Tuesday on the junior market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The level of trading was boosted by 7 million shares of Lasco Manufacturing.
Market activity resulted in advancing stocks being edged by declining stocks 4 to 5, pushing the junior market index down by 20.19 points to 2,394.34.
At the close, 13 securities traded as trading jumped 728 percent from Tuesday’s levels, ending with 9,170,473 ICI Jm sum 12-10-16units changing hands, than on Tuesday, while value traded, jumped 510 percent to $51,520,805 from $8,452,329, on Tuesday.
Market activities ended with 6 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 ending with a lower offer.
In other trading activity, AMG Packaging jumped $2.40 to end at $20 with 21,662 units changing hands, Blue Power closed with 1,240 units changing hands to close at $24.50 after falling $3.50, Caribbean Cream closed trading with 80,500 units at $10. Caribbean Flavours traded 894,508 units to end at $8.60 with a rise of 60 cents, ICI Jm trd sht 12-10-16Caribbean Producers gained 1 cents in trading 17,000 units to end at $3.51, Honey Bun traded 17,036 shares and fell 20 cents to $6, Jamaican Teas traded 3,296 units to end at $4. Jetcon Corporation lost 20 cents with 6,200 units changing hands, to end at $3.80, Lasco Distributors had 800,475 units trading and closed at $7, Lasco Financial fell 10 cents and ended with 69,370 shares changing hands at $3.10, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $4.99 with 7,025,629 shares trading. Medical Disposables traded 213,287 with a gain of 18 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.05 and Paramount Trading dropped $1 to end with 20,270 shares changing hands at $25.

JSE majors drop sharply

The Jamaica Stock Exchange market stocks indices fell in Wednesday morning with big fall in the main market indices trading with volume increasing over Tuesday’s levels.
ICI JSE int trd 12-10-16The all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 2150.07 points to 185,347.93 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index dived 1,922.55 points to 166,775.78, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index slipped 1,858.71 points to close at 179,394.69 and the junior market index dipped 7.37 points to 2,407.16.
At 10.45 am, a total of 22 securities traded, resulting in a volume of 1,599,416 shares changing hands carrying a value of $10,753,662, compared to 2,592,474 shares changing hands carrying a value of $31,641,641 on Tuesday.
The average number of shares traded amounts to 72,701 units compared to 92,588 on Tuesday. Market activity resulted in 6 stocks falling while the prices of 9 securities rose.
JMMB Group traded 56,992 units and lost $1.50 to trade at $13.50, Scotia Investments jumped to $34 from $30 while trading 26,000 units, Blue Power Group pulled back from $28 that it closed at on Tuesday to $23.50 on small volume and Lasco Financial Services dropped to $2.80 from $3.20.
Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share had 355,130 units trading at $2.10, Caribbean Flavours & Fragrances traded 820,700 and rose to $8.60 from $8, Cable & Wireless traded 103,300 units at 98 cents.

Majors close at another record high – Tuesday

Berger Paints traded at a 52 weeks' high on Tuesday

Berger Paints traded at a 52 weeks’ high on Tuesday

Stocks ended trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with the main market closing with a gain of 12 percent year to date to a new high, as indices surged upwards. The market closed with 42 securities trading as the prices of 10 gained while 19 declined in the overall market, including 5 stocks rising and 8 falling, in the junior market.
At the close, the all Jamaica Composite Index surged 1,083.59 points to end at a new closing high of 187,498.00, the JSE Market Index climbed 968.92 points to a record close of 168,698.33 and the JSE combined index rose 248.82 points, to end at record high of 181,253.40, up 15 percent for the year to date.
At the close 10,379,971 units valued at $217,529,448 changed hands, compared to 1,637,080 units valued at $21,412,158 changing hands on Monday. The junior market accounted for 1,107,820 units valued at $$8,452,329 of the stocks traded.
ICI -JSE sum -11-10-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
In market activity, Berger Paints traded 12,700 shares and rose 10 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.70, Cable & Wireless closed at 98 cents with 132,932 units trading, Caribbean Cement traded 19,863 shares to close at $33. Carreras had 2,075 shares changing hands at $66, trading in 1834 Investments ended with 42,354 shares changing hands to close with a loss of 3 cents at $1.20, Grace Kennedy lost 46 cents and closed with 140,739 shares changing hands at $41.99, Jamaica Broilers traded 69,950 units but lost 45 cents to close at $14.31. Jamaica Producers lost 15 cents and ended with 9,464 shares changing hands to close at $8.25, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 71 cents and ended at $27.30 while trading 3,435 shares,ICI -JSE fn Qts -11-10-16 JMMB Group dropped 50 cents in trading 165,027 units to close at $15, Kingston Wharves traded 900 shares to close at $17.50. Mayberry Investments traded 16,900 shares to close with a loss of 20 cents at $3.40, National Commercial Bank traded 9,273 shares and lost 15 cents to end at $42.15, Pan Jamaican Investments lost 30 cents to close at $23 after trading 880 shares. Radio Jamaica fell 10 cents in trading 184,584 shares to close at $1.45, Sagicor Group gained 15 cents in trading 7,146,264 shares to end at $24, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 14,041 shares to close at $10.18, Scotia Group dropped 49 cents to close at $30.01 with 635,978 shares changing hands. Scotia Investments had 3,000 units changing hands to close at $30, with a gain of $3, Seprod traded 14,003 shares to close with a gain of 90 cents at a 52 weeks’ high of $23.50. Proven Investments closed at 19.99 US cents with 176,589 shares trading, JMMB Group 7.50% preference share traded 442,000 units at $1.10 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.25% preference share traded 20,000 units at $2.40.

Juniors drop with falling stocks on top – Tuesday

Blue Power closed at a new high of $28 on Tuesday.

Blue Power closed at a new high of $28 on Tuesday.

Trading on the junior market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, resulted in advancing stocks being edged by declining stocks 5 to 8 pushing the junior market index down by a sizable 63.25 points or 2.55 percent to 2,414.53.
At the close, 17 securities traded, including one closing at a new high. Trading jumped 122 percent from Monday’s levels, ending with 1,107,820 units changing hands, while value traded, jumped 273 percent to $8,452,329 from $2,265,060, on Monday.
Market activities ended with 6 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 ending with a lower offer.
ICI Jm sum 11-10-16Trading activity, AMG Packaging closed with a fall of $1.40 cents at $17.60 with 600 units changing hands, Blue Power closed with 1,600 units changing hands to close at a new high of $28 with a rise of $3.25, Cargo Handlers that will split its stock 10 for 1, effective October 22, traded 3,170 shares at $90. Caribbean Cream gained 70 cents in trading 255,168 units to end at $10, General Accident dropped 4 cents and closed with 904 units changing hands at $2.61, Honey Bun traded 94,223 shares at $6.20. Iron Rock fell 16 cents in trading 10.000 shares to close at $3.19, ICI Jm trd sht 11-10-16Jamaican Teas traded only 1,712 units but gained 10 cents to end at $4, Knutsford Express lost $1.20 with 2,000 units changing hands to end at $22, Lasco Distributors fell 89 cents with 203,221 units trading to close at $7. Lasco Financial ended with 347,939 shares changing hands at $3.20, Lasco Manufacturing lost 1 cents and closed at $4.99 with 28,330 shares trading, Paramount Trading climbed $1.50 to end with 76,445 shares changing hands at a 52 weeks’ high of $26. tTech traded 4,031 with a gain of 20 cents to end at $5.05 and Eppely 10% preference traded 15,000 shares at $6.10.

JSE shares fall in early trading – Tuesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange market stocks indices fell in Tuesday morning trading with volume increasing over Monday’s levels.
ICI JSE int trd 11-10-16At 10.55 am, a total of 28 securities traded, resulting in a volume of 2,592,474 shares changing hands carrying a value of $31,641,641, compared to 621,667 shares changing hands carrying a value of $3,693,105 on Monday.
The average number of shares traded amounts to 92,588 units compared to 28,258 on Monday. Market activity resulted in 10 stocks falling while the prices of 5 securities rose.
Cable & Wireless traded 103,300 units at 98 cents, JMMB Group 7.50% preference shares had 442,000 units at $1.10, Radio Jamaica 105,595 shares at $1.55, Sagicor Group traded 1,006,427 shares at $23.82, Caribbean Cream traded 55,000 at $9.45, Lasco Distributors had 203,221 shares traded at $7 after losing 89 cents and Lasco Financial Services had 301,293 units changing hands at $3.20.
The all Jamaica Composite Index fell 211.65 points to 186,202.76 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index fell 189.25 points to 167,540.16, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index slipped 682.12 points to close at 180,322.46 and the junior market index dived 49.31 points to 2,428.47.

Majors suffers moderate fall – Monday

JMMB Group closed at a 52 weeks' high of $15.51on Monday.

JMMB Group closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $15.51on Monday.

Stocks ended trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with the main market indices declining moderately ended with 36 securities trading as the prices of 12 gained while 11 declined in the overall market, including 5 stocks rising and 4 falling, in the junior market.
At the close, the all Jamaica Composite Index fell 429.66 points to close at 186,414.41, the JSE Market Index declined 384.20 points to a record close of 167,729.41 and the JSE combined index dropped 74.87 points, to end at 181,004.58.
At the close 1,637,080 units valued at $21,412,158 changed hands, compared to 2,319,114 units valued at $26,904,029 changing hands on Friday. The junior market accounted for 499,330 units valued at $2,265,060 of the stocks traded.
ICI -JSE sum -10-10-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments traded 20,600 shares and rose 35 cents to close at $4.40, Cable & Wireless gained 7 cents to close at 98 cents with 58,513 units trading, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.90 in trading 5,200 shares to close at $33. Carreras had 4,395 shares changing hands at $66, trading in 1834 Investments ended with 27,024 shares changing hands to close at $1.23, Grace Kennedy rose 45 cents and closed with 143,248 shares changing hands at $42.45, Jamaica Broilers traded 20,840 units but lost 24 cents to close at $14.76. Jamaica Producers ended with 38,606 shares changing hands to close at $8.40, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 48 cents and ended at $28.01 while trading 4,000 shares,ICI -JSE fn Qts -10-10-16 JMMB Group jumped 99 cents in trading 177,324 units to close at 52 weeks’ high of $15.51, Kingston Wharves traded 1,585 shares to close at $17.50. Mayberry Investments traded 200,000 shares to close at $3.60, National Commercial Bank traded 400 shares and rose 5 cents to end at $42.30, Pan Jamaican Investments lost 10 cents to close at $23.30 after trading 2,600 shares. Radio Jamaica fell 15 cents in trading 71,572 shares to close at $1.55, Sagicor Group traded 3,000 shares to end at $23.85, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 12,981 shares to close at $10.18, Scotia Group dropped $1.69 to close at $30.50 with 17,118 shares changing hands. Scotia Investments had 62,948 units changing hands to close at $30, with a gain of $3, Supreme Ventures traded 101,166 shares to close with a loss of 10 cents at $4.70 and Proven Investments closed at 19.99 US cents with 155,700 shares trading.

Juniors climb to new record high – Monday

Trading on the junior market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, resulted in advancing stocks edging declining stocks 5 to 4 pushing the junior market index by a robust 27.40 points to 2,477.78.
ICI Jm sum 10-10-16At the close, 2 securities traded, including one closing at new highs. Trading slipped from Friday’s levels, ending with 499,330 units changing hands, 48 percent lower than on Friday, while value traded, dropped 63 percent to $2,265,060 from $6,200,775, on Friday.
Market activities ended with 7 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 ending with lower offers.
In market activity, Cargo Handlers that will split its stock 10 for 1, effective October 22 traded 3,500 shares on Monday at a new high to close $3.90 higher at $90. The stock closed with the bid at $87 to buy 393 units, with an offer at $90 to sell 42,051 units.
In other trading activity, AMG Packaging closed with a gain of $1.50 cents at $19.50 with 5,000 units changing hands, Caribbean Producers remained unchanged in trading 1,950 units to end at $3.50, ICI Jm trd sht 10-10-16Derrimon Trading climbed 49 cents and closed with 96,209 units changing hands at $4, Honey Bun rose 10 cents in trading 38,789 shares at $6.20. Iron Rock traded 1,400 shares to close at $3.35, KLE Group ended at $1.89 with 35,435 shares changing hands after falling by 16 cents, Knutsford Express lost 80 cents with 939 units changing hands to end at $23.20, Lasco Distributors rose 39 cents with 7,865 units trading, at $7.89. Lasco Financial lost 2 cents and ended with 267,828 shares changing hands at $3.20, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $5 with 33,115 shares trading and tTech traded 7,300 with a loss of 15 cents to end at $4.85.