Cargo Handlers gains 220% – Wednesday

Cargo Handlers traded at a new all-time high of $12 on Wednesday.

Cargo Handlers traded at a new all-time high of $12 on Wednesday.

Trading closed on the junior market, with Cargo Handlers trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $12, driving the price up with a gain of 220 percent for the year to date and ended with 162,763 shares trading. Trading ended with the market index recovering all the points lost on Tuesday and more.
Trading volume dropped 48 percent from Tuesday’s levels, ending with 718,533 units changing hands, while value traded, fell 42 percent to $4,825,236 from $8,364,061 on Tuesday.
An average of 44,908 units with an average value of $301,577 traded, compared to 81,413 units with an average value of $492,004 on the preceding trading day. The average for the month to date, amounts to 140,710 units at $781,154.
ICI Jm sum 26-10-16rAt the close of the market on 16 securities traded, versus 17 on Tuesday resulting in 5 stocks advancing and 4 declining stocks as 1 stock closed a new high. The market index climbed 36.24 points to 2,381.82 to be up 33 percent for the year to date.
Market activities ended with 4 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 ending with lower offers.
CAC 2000 that could being facing a $200 million legal claim pay out, failed to trade but ended with an offer of $6.16 compared to $5.36 on Tuesday versus the last traded price of $6.30.
In trading activity, AMG Packaging climbed $2.58 while trading 3,000 shares to close at $19.58, Blue Power lost 10 cents and ended at $24.40 with 9,700 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream ended with 12,750 shares changing hands at $7.10, Caribbean Flavours traded 2,670 units to end at $8.38. Caribbean Producers lost 10 cents in trading 9,550 units to end at $3.65, Consolidated Bakeries had 20,000 units changing hands to end at $2.50, ICI Jm trd sht 26-10-16C2W Music traded 14,000 shares but fell 1 cent to 24 cents, Derrimon Trading ended at $4.60 with 25,000 shares changing hands, after rising by 60 cents. General Accident closed trading with 1,500 units at $3 but ended with the stock being offered at $2.99, Jetcon Corporation lost 5 cents and ended with 10,000 shares trading at $4.15, Lasco Distributors traded 178,472 units and rose 25 cents to close at $6.75, Lasco Financial ended with 40,310 shares changing hands at $3.10, Lasco Manufacturing rose 1 cent and closed at $5 with 193,398 shares trading but was on offer at $4.80 at the close. tTech ended with 9,420 shares changing hands at $5 and Eppley 10% preference share, traded 26,000 units at $6.10.

Modest gains in early JSE trading

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange continues on moderate pace on Wednesday with all the market indices rising.ICI JSE int trd 26-10-16 Trading volume and values declined from Tuesday’s level, with declining stocks beating out advancing ones nearly 2 to 1.
The all Jamaica Composite Index gained 42.86 points to 183,496.10, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index grew 38.32 points to 165,119.92, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index climbed 373.23 points to close at 177,564.08 and the junior market index inched up 32.86 points to 2,378.44.
At 11:30 am, a total of 31 securities traded, resulting in a volume of 808,218 shares changing hands carrying a value of $4,193,655, compared to 1,521,635 shares changing hands carrying a value of $7,634,987, on Tuesday at 11 AM.
The average number of shares traded amounts to 26,072 units compared to 56,357 on Tuesday. Market activity resulted in 11 stocks falling while the prices of 8 securities rose.
In trading activity, Cargo Handlers traded 11,300 units at a new all-time high of $12, as the price rose $2, while Cable & Wireless gained 4 cents to 88 cents in trading 141,071 shares, Proven Investments traded 195,300 shares and Radio Jamaica traded 111,388 units.

Junior market drops – Tuesday

Kurk Boothe - Medical Disposables Managing Director - the company's closed closed at a new high on Tuesday.

Kurk Boothe – Medical Disposables Managing Director – the company’s closed closed at a new high on Tuesday.

Sharp fall in prices of AMG Packaging and Lasco Distributors took a toll on the junior market index the junior market on Tuesday. Investors who were bullish on the likely out turn of the claim against Pfizer by Lasco Distributors seem to be more cautious now with the price off 38 percent from the peak of $9.01.
Trading volume on the junior market dropped 79 percent from Monday’s levels, ending with a 1,384,024 units changing hands, while value traded, fell 77 percent to $8,364,061 from $36,505,806 on Monday.
An average of 81,413 units with an average value of $492,004 traded, compared to 352,499 units with an average value of $1,921,358 on the preceding trading day. The average for the month to date, amounts to 147,097 units at $813,126.
ICI Jm sum 25-10-16At the close of the market on 17 securities traded, versus 19 on Monday resulting in 6 stocks advancing and 6 declining stocks as 1 stock hit a new high. The market index dropped 30.46 points to 2,345.58 to be up 31 percent for the year to date.
Market activities ended with 7 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 ending with lower offers.
CAC 2000 that could being facing a $200 million legal claim pay out failed to trade but ended with and offer of $5.36 versus the last traded price of $6.30.
In trading activity, AMG Packaging dropped $3 while trading 7,848 shares to close at $17, Blue Power ended at $24.50 with 800 units changing hands, Cargo Handlers finally traded 3,000 shares at $10. Caribbean Cream rose 9 cent and ended with 12,500 shares changing hands at $7.10, Caribbean Producers traded 17,150 units to end at $3.75, Consolidated Bakeries had 30,186 units changing hands, with the price declining 9 cents to end at $2.50. General Accident jumped 40 cents and closed trading with 182,058 units at $3 but closed with the stock being offered at $2.97, Honey Bun gained 3 cents with 9,561 shares changing hands to close at $5.65. Iron Rock Insurance rose 1 cent in trading 104,660 units to close at $3.20, Jetcon Corporation ended with 82,581 shares trading at $4.20. ICI Jm trd sht 25-10-16Knutsford Express lost 5 cents and ended at $22.95 with 2,540 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors traded 4,800 units trading with a loss of 33 cents at $6.50, Lasco Financial rose 1 cent and ended with 28,350 shares changing hands at $3.09, Lasco Manufacturing lost 1 cent and closed at $4.85 with 768,128 shares trading. Medical Disposables jumped 62 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.62 with 10,000 shares changing hands, the stock closed with the offer at $5.50, Paramount Trading rose 12 cents to close at $24 with 111,962 shares changing hands and Eppley 10% preference share, traded 7,900 units at $6.10.

Jamaican stocks suffer losses – Tuesday

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Berger closed at a new high on Tuesday of $6.

Berger closed at a new high on Tuesday of $6.

The main market indices of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined again on Tuesday with the all Jamaica Composite Index diving 1,301.85 points to 183,453.24. The JSE Market Index lost 1,164.09 points to finish at 165,081.60 and the JSE combined index dropped 1,392.56 points to end at 177,190.85 and gained at 12 percent for the year to date.
At the close 5,164,481 units valued at $41,188,234 changed hands, compared to 14,409,476 units valued at $129,902,890 changing hands on Monday. The junior market accounted for 1,384,024 units trading valued at $8,364,061 of the stocks traded.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 157,519 units, compared to an average for the month to date of 280,102 units. On Monday, an average of 321,333 units traded with the average for the month to date at 402,684.
ICI -JSE sum -25-10-16The market closed with 41 securities trading as the prices of 16 gained while 14 declined in the overall market, including 7 stocks rising and 6 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 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In market activity, Berger Paints gained 16 cents in trading 1,899 shares to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $6, Cable & Wireless lost 1 cent and closed at 84 cents with 272,908 units trading, Caribbean Cement traded 120,302 shares and gained 94 cents to close at $32.50, Carreras closed at $66 with 17,600 units changing hands. Ciboney traded 500,000 units but lost 4 cents to end at 16 cents, Grace Kennedy lost 4 cents and closed trading with 3,829 shares changing hands at $41.95, Jamaica Broilers closed at $14.50 after easing by 25 cents, with 282,556 shares switching owners. Jamaica Producers closed at $8.29 with 4,530 units trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 44 cents and ended at $26.95 while trading 4,200 shares, JMMB Group lost 1 cent in trading 14,307 units to close at $13.65. ICI -JSE fn Qts -25-10-16Kingston Wharves traded 3,565 shares to close at $17, Mayberry Investments rose 15 cents and ended with 745,266 shares trading at $4, National Commercial Bank traded 60,773 shares to close with a rise of 16 cents at $43.49, Pan Jamaican Investments declined 1 cent to close at $22.56 after trading 61,235 shares. Portland JSX traded 8,780 units with the price rising 6 cents to $11.10, Radio Jamaica traded 14,435 units and gained 15 cents to end at $1.55. Sagicor Group had 31,499 shares changing hands and closed at $22.55, Scotia Group rose 11 cents and closed at $30.15 with 306,000 shares changing hands. Seprod had 5,000 units changing hands to close with a loss of 48 cents at $24.02, Supreme Ventures traded 168,442 shares and gained 50 cents to close at $5, Proven Investments traded 149,847 units at 19.5 US cents after rising 1.5 cents and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share traded 1,000,151 units at $1.08 for a loss of 1 cent.

Jamaican stocks gain in early trade

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange continues ICI JSE int trd 25-10-16on a moderate pace on Tuesday, with all the market indices rising. Trading volume and values rose from Monday’s level, with advancing stocks beating out declining ones 4 to 1.
The all Jamaica Composite Index gained 283.24 points to 185,038.33, the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index grew 253.58 points to 166,498.95, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index climbed 403.55 points to close at 178,986.96 and the junior market index inched up 16.42 points to 2,392.46.
At 11 am, a total of 27 securities traded, resulting in a volume of 1,521,635 shares changing hands carrying a value of $7,634,987, compared to 510,894 shares changing hands carrying a value of $4,041,514, on Monday.
The average number of shares traded amounts to 56,357 units compared to 28,383 on Monday. Market activity resulted in 3 stocks falling while the prices of 12 securities rose.

Jamaican stocks mostly fall – Monday

Scotia Group traded 1.18 million shares on Monday

Scotia Group traded 1.18 million shares on Monday

The main market indices of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined again on Monday with the all Jamaica Composite Index jumping 1,273.92 points to 184,755.09. The JSE Market Index climbed 1,139.12 points to finish at 166,245.69 and the JSE combined index gained 1,099.99 points to end at 178,583.41 and gained at 13 percent for the year to date.
At the close 14,409,476 units valued at $129,902,890 changed hands, compared to 17,656,211 units valued at $101,436,212 changing hands on Friday. The junior market accounted for 6,697,473 units trading valued at $36,505,806 of the stocks traded.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 321333 units, compared to an average for the month to date of 402,684 units. On Friday, an average of 871,081 units traded with the average for the month to date at 484,035.
The market closed with 43 securities trading as the prices of 13 gained while 16 declined in the overall market, including 6 stocks rising and 6 falling, in the junior market.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the ICI -JSE sum -24-10-16Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments gained 1 cent in trading 446,721 shares to end at $4.41, Cable & Wireless lost 5 cents closed at 85 cents with 218,904 units trading, Caribbean Cement traded 19,296 shares and gained 6 cents to close at $31.56, Carreras closed at $66 with 3,000 units changing hands. Grace Kennedy closed trading with 90,024 shares changing hands at $41.99, Jamaica Broilers closed at $14.75 after easing 1 cent, with 283,408 shares switching owners. Jamaica Producers fell 1 cent to $8.29 with 435,508 units trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 58 cents and ended at $27.39 while trading 1,000 shares, JMMB Group gained 16 cents in trading 291,976 units to close at $13.66. Kingston Wharves traded 34,845 shares to close at $17, Mayberry Investments ended with 662,483 shares trading at $3.85, National Commercial Bank traded 105,250 shares to close with a fall of 16 cents at $43.33, Student Living closed at $4.71 while trading 43,800 shares and gained 1 cents.ICI -JSE fn Qts -24-10-16 Pan Jamaican Investments gained 1 cent and closed at $22.56 after trading 84,165 shares, Portland JSX traded 549,651 units with the price falling 6 cents to $11.04, Pulse Investments traded 20,000 shares and lost 60 cents to close at $3.30, Radio Jamaica traded 400,000 units and gained 5 cents to end at $1.40. Sagicor Group had 48,361 shares changing hands and closed with a fall of 45 cents at $22.55, Scotia Group rose 2 cents and closed at $30.04 with 1,179,017 shares changing hands. Scotia Investments dropped $2.91 with 28,735 units changing hands to close at $31.04. Seprod had 18,853 units changing hands to close at $24.60, Sterling Investments lost 1 cents in trading 38,000 shares to close at $14.99, Supreme Ventures traded 2,215,656 shares buy fell 2 cents to close at $4.50 after the company’s Chief Executive passed over the week end and Proven Investments traded 150,800 units at 18 US cents after rising 1.5 cents.

Juniors’ volume jumps 2,755% – Monday

Cargo Handlers traded at a new all-time high of $10.

Cargo Handlers traded at a new all-time high of $10.

Trading volume on the junior market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose sharply on Monday as 19 securities were active. Volume traded surged 2,755 percent from Friday’s levels, ending with a 6,697,473 units changing hands, while value traded, leapt 2,495 percent to $36,505,806 from $1,406,575, on Friday.
Victoria Mutual Wealth Management was involved in a series of large volume of crossed trades that helped in a major way to boost the level of trading.
An average of 352,499 units with an average value of $1,921,358 traded, compared to 18,046 units with an average value of $108,198 on the preceding trading day. The average for the month to date, amounts to 151,789 units at $836,063.
At the close of the market on 18 securities traded, versus 13 on Friday resulting in 6 stocks advancing and 6 declining stocks as 1 stock hit a new high. The market index rose 4.24 points to 2,376.04 to be up 33 percent for the year to date.
ICI Jm sum 24-10-16Market activities ended with 5 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 ending with lower offers.
In trading activity, Blue Power ended at $24.50 with 5,300 units changing hands, CAC 2000 traded 1,183,488 units at $6.30, Cargo Handlers finally traded after the 10 for 1 stock split and hit a new high of $10 as 7,000 shares traded. Caribbean Cream rose 1 cent and ended with 459,592 shares changing hands at $7.01, Caribbean Producers gained by 5 cents in trading 443,187 units to end at $3.75, C2W Music traded 29,357 shares to close at 25 cents. Consolidated Bakeries had 144,528 units changing hands, with the price declining 1 cent to end at $2.59. Dolphin Cove had 164,564 units changing hands, with the price ending at $12.21 after rising 16 cents, General Accident lost 20 cents and closed trading with 1,441,893 units at $2.60, Honey Bun with 102,499 shares changing hands, closed at $5.62. ISP Finance traded 24,623 units at $7.03,ICI Jm trd sht 24-10-16 Jetcon Corporation ended with 54,796 shares trading at $4.20. Knutsford Express ended at $23 with 8,500 shares changing hands, Lasco Distributors traded 250,864 units trading with a loss of 16 cents at $6.83, Lasco Financial lost 1 cent and ended with 99,572 shares changing hands at $3.09, Lasco Manufacturing rose 7 cents and closed at $4.86 with 9,123 shares trading. Medical Disposables rose 40 cents to close at $5 with 1,335,514 shares changing hands, Paramount Trading lost 12 cents to close at $23.88 with 113,273 shares changing hands and Eppley 9.5% preference share, traded 819,800 units and fell 14 cents to $6.16.

JSE majors rise in early trading

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange is off to a modest start on Monday with the main market rising slightly while the junior market inched up by a few points.ICI JSE int trd 24-10-16 Trading volume and values fell from Friday’s level, with advancing stocks being beating declining ones.
The all Jamaica Composite Index gained 243.28 points to 183,724.45 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index grew 217.54 points to 165,324.11, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index climbed 253.32 points to close at 177,736.74 and the junior market index inched up 5.02 points to 2,376.82.
At 10.45 am, a total of 18 securities traded, resulting in a volume of 510,894 shares changing hands carrying a value of $4,041,514, compared to 1,743,200 shares changing hands carrying a value of $7,392,869, on Friday.
The average number of shares traded amounts to 28,383 units compared to 69,728 on Friday. Market activity resulted in 7 stocks falling while the prices of 6 securities rose.
In trading activity, Cargo Handlers traded 2,000 units at a new all-time high of $10 while Cable & Wireless lost 2 cents in trading 116,146 shares, JMMB Group traded 250,486 units at $12.51 after falling 99 cents and Mayberry Investments exchanged 62,483 units at $3.70.

17 Jamaican stocks rise 9 fall

Exchange place 2 The main market indices of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined again on Friday with the all Jamaica Composite Index dropping 768.16 points to 183,481.17. The decline is in contrast to the advance decline ratio of 2 to 1. The JSE Market Index dived 686.87 points to finish at 165,106.57 and the JSE combined index lost 642.10 points to end at 177,483.42 and gained at 12 percent for the year to date.
At the close 17,656,211 units valued at $101,436,212 changed hands, compared to 2,395,219 units valued at $25,654,956 changing hands on Thursday. The junior market accounted for 234,593 units trading valued at $1,406,575 of the stocks traded.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 871,081 units, compared to an average for the month to date of 484,035 units. On Thursday, an average of 72,131 units traded with the average for the month to date at 96,990.
The market closed with 33 securities trading as the prices of 17 gained while 9 declined in the overall market, including 7 stocks rising and 3 falling, in the junior market.
ICI -JSE sum -21-10-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 17 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
In market activity, Berger Paints gained 4 cents in trading 8,108 shares to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $5.84, Cable & Wireless closed at 90 cents with 47,906 units trading, Caribbean Cement traded 7,686 shares and gained 6 cents to close at $31.56, Carreras closed at $66 with 2,500 units changing hands. Grace Kennedy closed trading with 25,476 shares changing hands at $41.99, Jamaica Broilers closed at $14.76 after adding 21 cents, with 59,337 shares switching owners. Jamaica Producers rose 30 cents to $8.30 with 5,000 units trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 58 cents and ended at $27.39 while trading 1,000 shares, JMMB Group gained 48 cents in trading 251,500 units to close at $13.50. Kingston Wharves lost 10 cents in trading 50,784 shares to close at $17, ICI -JSE fn Qts -21-10-16 Mayberry Investments gained 35 cents and ended with 15,494,469 shares trading at $3.85, National Commercial Bank traded 2,175 shares to close with a rise of $1.49 at $43.49, Pan Jamaican Investments lost 45 cents and closed at $22.55 after trading 10,279 shares. Sagicor Group had 42,789 shares changing hands and closed with a rise of 40 cents at $23, Scotia Group fell 98 cents and closed at $30.02 with 328,747 shares changing hands, Scotia Investments jumped $2.95 with 17,850 units changing hands to close at $33.95. Seprod gained 60 cents as 2,000 units changed hands to close at $24.50, Supreme Ventures traded 51,900 shares buy fell 28 cents to close at $4.52 and Proven Investments traded 1,002,300 units at 16.5 US cents after falling 3.5 cents.

Juniors’ volume drops again – Friday

Consolidated Bakeries closed at a 52 weeks' high on Friday.

Consolidated Bakeries closed at a 52 weeks’ high on Friday.

Trading volume on the junior market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange which declined on Thursday, fell again on Friday. Volume traded dived 73 percent from Thursday’s levels, ending with a mere 234,593 units changing hands, while value traded, dropped 60 percent to $1,406,575 from $3,474,124, on Thursday.
An average of 18,046 units with an average value of $108,198 traded, compared to 67,729 units with an average value of $267,240 on the preceding trading day. The average for the month to date, amounts to 136,350 units at $752,579.
At the close of the market on 13 securities traded, versus 13 on Thursday resulting in declining stocks out pacing advancing stocks 7 to 3 as 2 stocks hit new highs. ICI Jm sum 21-10-16The junior market index declined by 0.50 points to 2,371.80 to be up 32 percent for the year to date.
Market activities ended with 6 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 ending with a lower offer.
Cargo Handlers which split the stock 10 for 1 stock earlier in the week did not trade on Friday but closed with a bid at $9.01 with an offer at $10.
In trading activity, Access Financial lost 50 cents and ended at $20.50 with 10,944 units changing hands, Caribbean Cream lost $1 and ended with 27,603 shares changing hands with a to $7, Caribbean Producers declined by 5 cents in trading 80,161 units to end at $3.70, C2W Music traded 3,057 shares to close at 25 cents. Consolidated Bakeries had 1,300 units changing hands, with the price rising 10 cents to end at $2.60. ICI Jm trd sht 21-10-16Derrimon Trading had 10,000 units changing hands, with the price ending at $4, Honey Bun with 1,000 shares changing hands gained 2 cent and closed at $5.62, ISP Finance traded 27,905 units at a new high of $7.03 after rising 3 cents, Jamaican Teas ended with just 400 shares trading with a rise of 1 cent at $4.01. Knutsford Express ended at $23 with 210 shares changing hands, Lasco Financial rose 5 cents and ended with 450 shares changing hands at $3.10, Lasco Manufacturing rose 3 cents and closed at $4.79 with 68,320 shares trading and Paramount Trading rose 1 cent to close at $24 with 3,243 shares changing hands.