Juniors closed mixed – Tuesday

Caribbean Cream climbed 40 cents in trading on Tuesday to end at $5.50.

Caribbean Cream climbed 40 cents in trading on Tuesday to end at $5.50.

The junior market closed with the market index closing higher by 11.31 points to end at 2,044.08 with just 724,885 shares trading with a value of $2,996,936 from 14 active securities with 6 advancing 6 declining. Trading is down from the 19 securities traded, accounting for 2,230,238 units valued at $6,146,551, on Monday.
At the end of trading, 7 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 ended with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging rose 10 cents to end at $12.51 with 100 units changing hands,JM - Sum 12-7-16r CAC 2000 ended with 1,940 shares but lost 10 cents to close at $6.40, Caribbean Cream gained 40 cents with 153,892 shares up from 153,892 units on Monday changing hands to close at $5.50. The company reported a rise of 9 percent in sales to $316 million for the May quarter and a jump of 81 percent in profit to $71 million or earnings per share of 19 cents. Consolidated Bakeries fell 10 cents in trading 71,559 shares to close at $2, Derrimon Trading closed at $3 with 133,163 shares changing hands, General Accident JM Trdng Sht 12-7-16lost 10 cents in trading 38,006 units at $2.05, Honey Bun traded 89,130 shares and lost 5 cents to close at $5.55. Iron Rock Insurance gained 15 cents in trading 49,100 shares and closed at $3.35. KLE fell 5 cents with 9,451 units changing hands at $1.15, Knutsford Express traded 3,336 units changing hands at $14.70, Lasco Distributors traded 2,586 units and rose 5 cents to end at $6.05. Lasco Financial ended with 30,000 shares changing hands, at $3.38, after gaining 23 cents, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $5.01 with 39,074 shares trading and rose 1 cent in the process and Medical Disposables traded 12,232 shares to close with a loss of 40 cents at $3.05.
The volumes for the highest closing bids and lowest offers were not available for publication.

JSE majors suffer big losses – Tuesday

Jamaica Producers traded on Tuesday at new 52 weeks' high.

Jamaica Producers traded on Tuesday at new 52 weeks’ high.

Trading in Jamaica Stock Exchange resulted in sharp decline in the main market indices on Tuesday. The JSE Market Index dropped 1,243.81 points to end at 158,128.65. The all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 1,391.01 points to close at 175,677.46 and the JSE combined index fell 1,037.56 points, to end at 167,648.37.
The market closed another day of moderate trading, with just 3,350,232 units valued at $30,238,950 changing hands, in all market segments. The junior market accounted for 724,885 shares trading with a value of $2,996,936, of all trades.
A total of 38 securities traded, with the prices of 11 stocks rising, 16 declining, including 6 stocks rising and 6 declining from the junior market as the market continues to consolidate while waiting for fresh and important news to move the market out of the narrow range its been traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the end of market activities, Berger Paints traded 107,426 units to close at $4.50, Cable & Wireless lost by 3 cents while trading 751,041 shares to close at $1.10, Caribbean Cement traded 37,682 shares and fell 10 cents to close at $22.10, Carreras dropped 45 cents in trading 5,832 shares to close at $66. Ciboney closed at 21 cents close at 21 cents with 102,534 units, Grace Kennedy gained 45 cents to close at $119.95 with 51,096 units changing hands.ICI JSE sum 13-07-16 Jamaica Broilers ended with 218,848 units changing hands with a loss of 40 cents to close at $14.50, Jamaica Producers closed at a 52 weeks’ high $8.60 with a rise of 65 cents with 19,348 shares traded. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 10,000 shares at $21.35, JMMB Group traded 20,333 units and gained 13 cents to end at $9.85, with Kingston Wharves trading 39,567 units at $15 with a fall of $1.35, after trading as high as $16.30, National Commercial Bank ended with 142,306 units changing hands at $42. Pan Jamaican Investment Trust traded 7,695 shares to close at $24 after falling 30 cents, Portland JSX fell 74 cents and ended with 108,852 shares changing hands at a new closing high of $12.75. Pulse Investments traded 30,000 shares with a rise of 5 cents to end at $2.55, Sagicor Group ended with 47,036 shares changing hands, the price dropped 60 cents to end at $23.05. Scotia Group lost 15 cents with 43,100 shares trading, to close at $30.06, Scotia Investments climbed $1.80 and ended with 94,054 shares trading, to close at $27.80, Proven Investments accounted for 43,335 units to end at 17 US cents and JMMB 7.50% preference share accounted for 732,325 at $1.05.

JSE majors rise on modest volume – Monday

Kingston Wharves traded at a new high of $16.50 on Monday.

Kingston Wharves traded at a new high of $16.50 on Monday.

Trading in Jamaica Stock Exchange resulted in new 52 weeks’ highs being reached, with Kingston Wharves trading 33,259 units at a closing high of $16.35 with a rise of 35 cents, after trading as high as $16.50 in the morning session. Jamaica Producers closed at $7.95 with a rise of 4 cents after hitting an intraday high of $8.20 with 5,721 shares traded. The stock price now reflects the bonus issue of five new shares effective as of Friday last.
The market closed another day of moderate trading, with just 7,251,095 units valued at $26,482,201 changing hands, in all market segments. The junior market accounted for 2,230,238 valued at $6,146,551, of all trades while Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share accounted for 2,887,125 at $2.10.
A total of 49 securities traded, 12 more than on Friday, with the prices of 21 stocks rising, 17 declining, including 8 stocks rising and 6 declining from the junior market as the market continues to consolidate while waiting for fresh and important news to move the market out of the narrow range its been traded.
The JSE Market Index climbed 275.55 points to end at 159,372.46. The all Jamaica Composite Index rose 308.17 points to close at 177,068.47 and the JSE combined index rose 533.38 points, to end at 168,685.93.
ICI JSE sum 11-07-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 with lower offers.
At the end of market activities, Barita Investments traded 201,710 units but lost 1 cents to close at $2.99, Cable & Wireless rose by 3 cents while trading 1,161,868 shares to close at $1.13, Caribbean Cement traded 5,912 shares and fell 80 cents to close at $22.20, Carreras gained 45 cents in trading 3,575 shares to close at $66.45. 1834 Investments traded 6,564 shares after rising 5 cents to close at $1.19, Grace Kennedy fell 50 cents to close at $119.50 with 8,396 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers ended with 444,855 units changing hands with a loss of 10 cents to close at $14.90, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 28,748 shares at $21.35 with a gain of 2 cents, JMMB Group traded 31,000 units but lost 28 cents to end at $9.72, National Commercial Bank ended with 10,166 units changing hands at $42. Pan Jamaican Investment Trust traded 4,365 shares to close at $24.30 after gaining 30 cents, IN-JSE fn Qts 11-07-16Portland JSX fell 51 cents and ended with 70,533 shares changing hands at a new closing high of $13.49. Pulse Investments traded 30,877 shares with a loss of 4 cents at $2.50, Radio Jamaica traded at $1.59 after 26,338 shares changed hands, with a 1 cent loss, Sagicor Group ended with 32,339 shares changing hands, the price jumped 60 cents to end at $23.65. Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 17,845 shares to close at $10.12, Scotia Group gained 19 cents with 624 shares trading, to close at $30.21, Scotia Investments climbed $1 and ended with 5.700 shares trading, to close at $26, while Supreme Ventures accounted for only 2,600 units but lost 20 cents to end at $4.30.

Modest recovery for juniors – Monday

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JM signThe junior market closed trading on Monday with more securities participating and more stocks rising than declining than on Friday, but the market index closed higher at the end. The volume of stocks trading amounted to 2,230,238 units valued at $6,146,551, up from 508,544 units valued at $2,291,057 on Friday.
A total 19 securities traded compared to only 14 on Friday leading to 8 stocks advancing and 6 declining on Monday. The market index ended with a gain of 27.08 points and closed at 2,032.77.
At the end of trading, 4 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 ended with a lower offer.
JM - Sum 11-7-16At the close, AMG Packaging lost 15 cents to end at $12.41 with 18,255 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream gained 10 cents with 153,892 shares changing hands at $5.10, Caribbean Flavours gained 49 cents to close at $7 with 110,167 shares, Caribbean Producers traded 187,110 units with a decline of 8 cents to $3.01. Consolidated Bakeries gained 10 cents in trading 50,700 shares to close at $2.10, Derrimon Trading closed at $3 with 4,905 shares changing hands, General Accident gained 10 cents in trading 4,316 units at $2.15, Honey Bun traded 28,683 shares and gained 9 cents to close at $5.60. Iron Rock Insurance lost 5 cents in trading 21,000 shares and closed at $3.20. ISP Finance Services traded 1,000 shares at $4.10, Jamaican Teas ended with 82,616 shares trading at $3.84, after rising by 4 cents, JM Trdng Sht 11-7-16Jetcon Corporation traded 271,621 units and rose 5 cents to $2.70. K.L.E. Group rose 17 cents with 1,000,000 units changing hands at $1.20, Knutsford Express fell by $2.10 with 200 units changing hands at $14.70, Lasco Distributors traded 1,500 units and rose 18 cents to end at $6. Lasco Financial ended with 130,783 shares changing hands, at $3.15, after falling 7 cents, Lasco Manufacturing closed at $5 with 140,085 shares trading, but lost 3 cents in the process, Medical Disposables traded 2,000 shares to close at $3.45 and tTech ended with 21,405 units trading, to close at $4.

JSE off to slow start – Monday

Jamaica stocks are off to a slow and moderate start to the new week with no trading in junior stocks after more than 44 minutes of opening. Kingston Wharves, however, climbed to a new high of $16.50, but with limited volume.
Cable & Wireless is the sole stock to trade more than 100,000 units with 204,519 shares traded at $1.12, JSE intra 11-07-16Knutsford Express fell $2.10 on small volume to $14.70 and Portland JSX fell 80 cents to $13.20 with 26,892 shares changing hands. Elsewhere, Lasco Distributors that came under selling pressure last week traded a small volume of just 1,500 shares at $6.
The session had low volumes trading overall after 80 minutes of the market’s opening resulting in 22 securities changing hands, accounting for a volume of just 296,560 shares 10 stocks gained and 6 declined. The average number of shares traded amounts to 13,480 units compared to an average of 49,022 units on Friday.
The all Jamaica Composite Index climbed 343.87 points to 177,104.17, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index rose 307.48 points to 159,404.39 the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index rose by 652.50 point to close at 168,805.05 points and the junior market index gained 35.80 points to 2,041.49.

Big drop in JSE indices on Friday

Jamaica Producers traded on Friday with the new issued shares resulting from a 5 for 1 bonus.

Jamaica Producers traded on Friday with the new issued shares resulting from a 5 for 1 bonus.

Trading in Jamaica Producers Group shares now reflects the bonus issue of five new shares thus reducing the last traded price from $49 to $8.17 on Friday. The stock traded 11,600 units but lost 26 cents to end at $7.91 on another day of moderate trading, with just 2,859,884 units valued at $33,458,307 changing hands, in all market segments. The junior market accounted for 508,544 valued at $2,291,057, of all trades.
A total of 37 securities traded, 10 more than on Thursday, with the prices of 15 stocks rising, 10 declining, including 7 stocks rising and 3 declining from the junior market as the market continues to consolidate while waiting for news to break out.
ICI JSE sum 08-07-16The JSE Market Index dropped 1,772.60 points to end at 159,096.91. The all Jamaica Composite Index dived 1,982.38 points to close at 176,760.30 and the JSE combined index sank 1,923.60 points, to end at 168,152.55.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
At the end of market activities, Cable & Wireless fell by 5 cents while trading 250,000 shares to close at $1.10, Caribbean Cement traded 30,716 shares and rose 87 cents to close at $23, Carreras gained $1.20 in trading 8,286 shares to close at $66, Ciboney traded 113,500 shares at 21 cents. 1834 Investments traded 100,000 shares after rising 12 cents to close at $1.14, Grace Kennedy closed at $120 with 3,722 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers ended with 248,621 units changing hands to close at $15, Kingston Wharves traded 33,259 units to close at $16, National Commercial Bank ended with 118,898 units changing hands at $42. Pan Jamaican Investment Trust traded 475,746 shares to close at $24, Portland JSX gained $1 and ended with 50,950 shares changing hands at a new closing high of $14. IN-JSE fn Qts 08-07-16Radio Jamaica traded at $1.60 after 48,727 shares changed hands, with a 10 cents gain, but the stock was offered at $1.58 at the close. Sagicor Group ended with 39,904 shares changing hands, the price fell 45 cents to end at $23.05. Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 454,950 shares and rose 2 cents to close at $10.12, Scotia Group fell 38 cents with 41,975 shares trading, to close at $30.02, Scotia Investments dropped $1 and ended with 2,000 shares trading, to close at $25, while Supreme Ventures accounted for 54,005 units to end at $4.50. JMMB Group 7.5% preference share traded 200,000 units to close with a gain of 1 cent at $1.05 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% preference share traded 61,809 units to close with a loss of 1 cent at $2.09.

Junior index hit again – Friday

Lasco Distributors recovered some lost ground on Friday.

Lasco Distributors recovered some lost ground on Friday.

The junior market closed trading on Friday with more securities participating and more stocks rising than declining than on Thursday, but the market index still shed points at the end. The volume of stocks trading was just above the 472,148 shares valued at $2,592,609 on Thursday with the market closing with 508,544 valued at $2,291,057.
A total 14 securities traded compared to only 6 on Thursday, leading to 7 stocks advancing and 3 declining on Friday. The market index ended with a loss of 27.23 points, an improvement over the fall of 100.65 points on Thursday to close at 2,005.68. Lasco Distributors and Caribbean Producers that inflicted most of damage to the junior market index over the past three days enjoyed some recovery on Friday,JM - Sum 8-7-16 but that was insufficient to recover losses for the overall market.
At the end of trading 5 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 ended with lower offers.
At the end of trading, AMG Packaging closed with a gain of 15 cents at $12.50 with 238 units changing hands, Cargo Handlers ended with 2,145 shares changing hands, at $46, Caribbean Cream fell 10 cents with 99,000 shares changing hands at $5, Consolidated Bakeries gained 10 cents in trading 18,000 shares to close at $2.10. Caribbean Producers traded 17,100 units with a rise of 9 cents to $3.09,JM Trde Sht 8-7-16 Derrimon Trading gained 5 cents to $3 with 5,000 shares changing hands, Honey Bun traded 7,860 shares at $5.51, Jamaican Teas ended with 21,902 shares trading at $3.80, Jetcon Corporation traded 2,855 units at $2.65. Lasco Distributors traded 124,864 units and rose 49 cents to end at $5.82, Lasco Financial ended with 177,758 shares changing hands, at $3.22, after falling 13 cents. Lasco Manufacturing closed at $5.03 with 11,690 shares trading, tTech lost 40 cents in adding 831 units to the trading volume, to close at $4 and Eppley 9.5% preference share rose 11 cents to close at $6.11.

Portland JSX jumps to $14

Investors pushed Portland JSX to a new high of $14, for an increase of 27 percent, since it was listed on Wednesday. The stock has so far traded 30,000 shares and put on $1 in the morning session. Lasco Distributors with 124,864 shares changing hands and Caribbean Producers, made some recovery from two day of declines.
JSE intra 08-07-16rElsewhere, Pan Jamaican Investment traded 469,095 shares at $24.20 and Lasco Financial traded 128,515 shares at $3.35.
The session, generally, had low volumes trading after 85 minutes of the market’s opening, resulting in 22 securities changing hands and accounting for a volume of 1,078,489 shares, of which 11 stocks gained and 3 declined. The average number of shares traded amounts to 49,022 units, compared to an average of 17,210 units on Thursday.
The all Jamaica Composite Index climbed 881.09 points to 179,623.77, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index rose 787.85 points to 161,657.36 the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index rose by 472.92 point to close at 170,549.07 points andthe junior market index slipped 25.14 points to 2,007.78.
By 11:15 am, the main market shed 1,785.12 points as measured by the all Jamaica Composite Index , the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index chopped 1,596.21 points and the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index 1,738.49 while the junior market remained unchanged.

JSE majors surge on Thursday

Supreme Ventures traded the most shares on Thursday with 4.6m units

Supreme Ventures traded the most shares on Thursday with 4.6m units

Trading on the Jamaica stock market on Thursday remained modest, with just 5,903,834 units valued at $35,112,994 changing hands in all market segments but the all Jamaica Composite Index surged 1,199.46 points, recovering all of Wednesday’s decline but is still off from the close on Friday last.
The junior market accounted for 472,148 shares valued at $2,592,609, of all trades while Supreme Ventures accounted for 4,611,492 units as the price slipped 1 cent to end at $4.50.
A total of only 27 securities traded, 6 less than on Wednesday, with the prices of 10 stocks rising, 13 declining, including 4 stocks rising and 5 declining from the junior market. Notwithstanding the market movements for the past week, the market continues to consolidate while waiting for news to break out.
The JSE Market Index jumped 1,072.53 points to end at 160,869.51. The all Jamaica Composite Index surged 1,199.46 points to close at 178,742.68 and the JSE combined index eased 37.74 points, to end at 170,076.15.
ICI JSE sum 07-07-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
At the end of market activities, Cable & Wireless fell by 2 cents while trading 127,068 shares to close at $1.15, Carreras traded 5,205 shares but fell 20 cents to $64.80, Ciboney traded 31,500 shares at 21 cents. 1834 Investments traded 86,414 shares after rising by 2 cents to close at $1.02, Grace Kennedy dropped $3 and closed at $120 with 9,392 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers ended with 6,808 units changing hands to close at $15, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 1,000 shares and gained 33 cents to close at $21.33, IN-JSE fn Qts 07-07-16Mayberry Investments traded 200,612 units and fell 1 cent to close at $3.50, National Commercial Bank ended with 17,708 units changing hands at $42. Pan Jamaican Investment Trust traded 4,096 shares to close at $24, Portland JSX gained 45 cents and ended with 69,949 shares changing hands at a new closing high of $13, after it traded as high as $13.50. Radio Jamaica traded at $1.50 after 15,717 shares changed hands with a 5 cents gain, Sagicor Group ended with 12,780 shares changing hands, the price rose 45 cents to end at $23.50. Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 22,800 shares and lost 2 cents to close at $10.10, Scotia Group fell 10 cents with 189,000 shares trading to close at $30.40 and Scotia Investments ended with 15,700 shares trading to close at $26.

LascoD shot juniors – Thursday

The junior market closed trading sharply down on Thursday, with the market index diving 100.65 points, to close at 2,032.92. A $1.57 fall in the price of the Lasco Distributors inflicted most of damage to the junior market index on Thursday, with a fall by 4.7 percent, the stock fell from $7.40 at the start of trading on Wednesday, down to $5.30 in the morning session, for a 28 percent decline.
JM - Sum 7-7-16Caribbean Producers that sunk sharply on Wednesday as investors reacted negatively to the news that profit in the final quarter of the fiscal year to June will be hit by added cost. The stock did not trade but closed with the bid at $3.20 compared to the last sale price of $3, Lasco Distributors was one of the stocks that closed with the bid being higher than the last traded price, but with a small volume.
A total of only 6 active securities with only 472,148 shares valued at $2,592,609 changed hands on Thursday. At the close, 2 stocks advanced and 3 declined
At the end of trading 8 stocks closed with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 ended with a lower offer.
At the end of trading, Consolidated Bakeries gained 15 cents in trading 16,389 shares to close at $2.15, the stock was offered at $2.10 at the close,JM Trde Sht 7-7-16 Key Insurance traded 1,837 shares and rose 10 cents to close at $2.60. Lasco Distributors traded 412,422 units to end at $5.33, as investors continued to respond negatively to news that Pfizer is countering Lasco huge claim of more than US$300 million with their estimate of less than US$1 million. Pfizer had previously challenged Lasco over their right to sell tablets for hypertension and lost, resulting in the need to quantify damages by the courts. Lasco Financial ended with 5,200 shares changing hands at $3.35, after falling 7 cents, Lasco Manufacturing gained 3 cents to close at $5.03 with 8,300 shares trading and Medical Disposables added 28,000 units and remained unchanged at $3.45.