Jamaican stocks just miss another record

Caribbean Cement traded at an intraday high of $36.40 on Friday.

Caribbean Cement traded at an intraday high of $36.40 on Friday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange failed to hold on to another record close, as some price pulled back towards the close, pulling the All Jamaica Composite Index, from a mid-day high of 201,922.95 after jumping 1,156.01 points, to the closed trading at just 110 point below Thursday’s record close.
The record run was aided by 35 securities changing hands, with the prices of 15 stocks ending with gains while 15 declined in the overall market, including 5 stocks rising and 6 falling, in the junior market.
At the close the All Jamaica Composite Index declined 110.38 points to end at 200,656.56, the index recorded gains of 19.9 percent for the year to date. The JSE Market Index fell 98.70 points to finish at 183,484.76. The JSE combined index lost 20.90 points to end at 195,315.17, with a gain for the year to date of 23.4 percent.
At the close with 4,934,021 units valued at $48,374,405 changed hands, compared to 4,365,700 units valued at $35,619,605 changing hands on Thursday. The junior market accounted for 1,417,214 units changing hands, valued at $6,281,632 of the stocks traded.
ICI JSE sum 9-12-16 The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 152,905 shares compared to an average of 171,733 units traded on Thursday with the average for the month to date being 170,913 units compared to 188,922 units for the month up to Thursday. November ended with an average of 208,466 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 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed with a gain of 1 cent to $5.51 with 1,693,000 shares trading, Berger Paints closed at $5.35 with 100,000 shares trading, Cable & Wireless lost 3 cents in trading 87,054 units to close at 77 cents, Caribbean Cement lost 99 cents in trading 62,133 shares to close at $35.01, after trading at an intraday high of $36.40. Grace Kennedy traded 66,036 shares to close with a gain of 79 cents at $41.79, Jamaica Broilers rose 3 cents and ended trading with 37,956 units, to close at $14.75, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 398,756 shares, to end with a rise of 55 cents at $5.35, JMMB Group rose 80 cents in trading 31,414 shares to close at $13.80. Kingston Wharves traded with a loss of 16 cents while 32,621 shares crossed hands, Margaritaville Turks ended with 18,238 shares trading, to close at 22.1 US cents. Mayberry Investments ended trading 148,386 shares, to close at $4.50, after rising by 50 cents, ICI JSE fnqts 9-12-16rNational Commercial Bank shed 75 cents and ended at $49 with 44,300 shares changing hands, PANJAM Investment traded 50,335 shares and gained 60 cents to close at $24.50, Radio Jamaica traded 115,343 units while losing 10 cents to close at $1.20. Sagicor Group closed with 97,235 shares changing hands to close with a rise of 1 cent at $26.02, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 18,425 units with the price holding at $10.24, Scotia Group fell by 50 cents, with 405,160 shares changing hands, to close at $33.50. Scotia Investments gained 10 cents with 6,000 units changing hands, to close at $33, Sterling Investments ended at $15.70 with 20,410 shares being swapped by investors, Supreme Ventures lost 30 cents and ended at $4.70 with 13,605 units changing hands and Proven Investments traded 65,900 shares at 18.56 US cents.

Junior market closes week with gains – Friday

New high for Cargo Handlers on Friday.

New high for Cargo Handlers on Friday.

The junior market held on to a small gain at the close of trading on Friday, as it pulled back from a much stronger rally in the morning session. At the close, the market index rose 6.87 points to end at 2,448.54 with increased volume over Thursday’s levels.
With today’s movement of the index, the junior market is up 37 percent for the year to date and appears to be poised to trade higher based on the number of bids closing above the last traded prices versus those that have offers lower than the last sale prices.
At the close the prices of 5 stocks rose and 6 declined with 12 securities trading, compared to 11 on Thursday. The volume of stocks traded climbed on Friday by 141 percent, from Thursday’s level, ending with 1,417,214 units changing hands, valued at $6,281,632, up 172 percent from $2,311,947 on Thursday.
ICI Jm sum 9-12-16Market activities ended with 7 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 4 ending with lower offers.
An average of 118,101 units with an average value of $523,469 traded, compared to 53,416 units with an average value of $210,177 on the preceding day. The average for December to date is 127,751 units at an average of $576,223. The average for December to Thursday is 129,359 units at an average of $585,015. November ended with an average of 109,679 units with an average value of $607,092.
The stock split into 150 stock units for Eppley ordinary stock is yet to attract any offers even after the bid had risen to $6.96, compared to the adjusted last traded price of $4.90.
In trading activity, Cargo Handlers rose 25 cents and closed with 8,155 at a new closing high of $13.25 as the price pulled back from $15 it was at, for almost the entire trading session until the end. Caribbean Producers fell 10 cents with 29,846 shares changing hands at $3.20, Consolidated Bakeries had 3,000 units changing hands with a loss of 5 cents, to end at $2.15. Honey Bun had 9,700 shares changing hands to close at $6, Iron Rock Insurance traded 87,719 units as the price jumped 49 cents to $3.50, Jamaican Teas traded 100 shares to close at $4.11 after rising by 1 cent, Jetcon Corporation lost 5 cents in trading 10,991 shares to close at $5.90. KLE Group gained 24 cents in trading 500 units at $1.84, ICI Jm trd Sht 9-12-16Lasco Distributors had 183,544 shares changing hands to close with a loss of 0 cents at $6.60, Lasco Financial Services traded 403,497 units and declined by 25 cents to $3.25. At the close, there was a bid to buy 1,003,050 units Lasco Financial at $3.10 and an offer to sell 1,059,388 units at $3.50. Lasco Manufacturing gained just 2 cents and ended at $4.60 with 616,264 shares changing hands and Medical Disposables fell 4 cents while 63,918 shares traded, to close at $4.01.

Jamaica Stock Market jumps again

The Jamaica Stock Exchange All Jamaica Composite index jumped by more than 800 points by 10:45 o’clock to exceed the 201,600 points mark for the third day in a row in a moderate trading session. The junior market recorded good gains as well to be sitting within reach of the record close reached in November.
ICI trd sht int -9-12-16Cargo Handlers 5,000 at a new all-time high of $15 with a jump of $2, Lasco Manufacturing traded 92,000 at $4.57, Caribbean Cement traded 50,213 units at $36.38, Mayberry Investments climbed by 50 cents to $4.50 with 138,386 shares changing hands.
Market activity resulted in of 23 securities being traded at 10.45 am, compared to 11 on at Thursday at 10 am. AT 10:45 on Friday morning, 13 stocks advanced and 6 fell, resulting in a volume of 567,755 shares changing hands carrying a value of $6,880,192, compared 732,375 shares changing hands carrying a value of $3,927,867, on Thursday. The average number of shares traded, amount to 24,685 units versus mere 66,580 units on Thursday.
The all Jamaica Composite Index jumped 872.28 points to 201,639.22 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index climbed 779.97 points to 184,363.43, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index garnered 961.79 points to close at 196,297.86 and the junior market index rose 23.21 points to end at 2,464.88.

6 juniors stocks fall 3 rise – Thursday

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Access at new high on Thursday

Access at new high on Thursday

The junior market enjoyed low trading volume and lost ground moderately at the close of trading on Thursday. The market index slipped 5.29 points to end at 2,441.67 with increased volume over Wednesday’s levels.
With today’s movement of the index, the junior market is up 36 percent for the year to date.
At the close the prices of 3 stocks rose and 6 declined with 11 securities trading, compared to 15 on Wednesday. The volume of stocks traded climbed on Thursday by 44 percent, from Wednesday’s level, ending with 587,579 units changing hands, valued at $2,311,947, up 26 percent from $1,834,253 on Wednesday.
Market activities ended with 8 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 4 ending with lower offers.
An average of 53,416 units with an average value of $210,177 traded, compared to 27,190 units with an average value of $122,284 on the preceding day. The average for December to date is 129,359 units at an average of $585,015. ICI Jm sum 8-12-16The average for December to Wednesday is 144,548 units at an average of $659,983. November ended with an average of 109,679 units with an average value of $607,092.
The stock split into 150 stock units for Eppley ordinary stock is yet to attract any offers even after the bid had risen to $6.95, compared to the adjusted last traded price of $4.90.
In trading activity, Access Financial Services gained $1 in trading 121 units, to close at an all-time high of $22, AMG Packaging lost $2.95 with only 100 units trading at $18, Caribbean Cream fell 30 cents with 25,000 shares changing hands at $7.50, ICI Jm trd Sht 8-12-16Consolidated Bakeries had 54,000 units changing hands with a loss of 3 cents to end at $2.20. Honey Bun had 15,116 shares changing hands to close at $6, Jetcon Corporation lost 5 cents in trading 48,526 shares to close at $5.95, Lasco Distributors had just 1,227 shares changing hands to close at $6.80. Lasco Financial Services traded 300,625 units and rose by 25 cents to $3.50, Lasco Manufacturing gained just 1 cent and ended at $4.58 with 101,000 shares changing hands, Paramount Trading fell 58 cents while 18,989 shares traded, to close at $3.22 and Derrimon Trading preference share lost 37 cents, ending with 22,875 units changing hands to close at $2.12.

All Jamaica jumps above 201,500 in early trading

The Jamaica Stock Exchange All Jamaica Composite index jumped by more than 1,000 points by 10 o’clock to exceed the 201,500 points mark for the second day in a row in a moderate trading session so far. The junior market just barely slipped from the opening level, easing less than one percent.
ICI trd sht int -8-12-16Market activity resulted in 11 securities being traded up to 10 c’clock, compared to 29 on at Wednesday at 10.55 am. AT 10 am on Thursday, 6 stocks advanced and 5 fell, resulting in a volume of just 732,375 shares changing hands carrying a value of $3,927,867, compared with 939,255 shares changing hands and carrying a value of $9,669,822, on Wednesday. The average number of shares traded, amount to 66,580 units versus a mere 32,388 units on Wednesday.
The all Jamaica Composite Index jumped 1,118.15 points to reach 201,536.95 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index climbed 999.82 points to 184,271.98, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index garnered 926.74 points to close at 196,028.45 and the junior market index slipped 0.05 points to end at 2,446.91.

Record 200,418.80 close for All Jamaica

bull 2 The all Jamaica Composite index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange shot through the 200,000 mark on Wednesday but closed well below the high for the day of 201,692.19, it reached by 10 o’clock after jumping 2,663.70 points.
The record run was aided by 41 securities changing hands, with the prices of 21 stocks ending with gains while 10 declined in the overall market, including 9 stocks rising and 2 falling, in the junior market.
At the close the All Jamaica Composite Index climbed 1,390.31 points to end at closing all-time high of 200,418.80, the index recorded gains of 18.9 percent for the year to date. The JSE Market Index jumped 1,243.19 points to finish at a record closing high of 183,272.16. The JSE combined index rose 1,072.23 points to end at another record closing high of 195,101.71, with a gain for the year to date of 22.6 percent.
At the close with 4,940,335 units valued at $62,341,444 changed hands, compared to 6,289,353 units valued at $38,568,115 changing hands on Tuesday. The junior market accounted for 407,847 units changing hands, valued at $1,834,253 of the stocks traded.
The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 174,326 shares compared to an average of 106,627 units traded on Tuesday with the average for the month to date being 206,111 units compared to 237,896 units for the month up to Tuesday. November ended with an average of 208,466 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 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
ICI JSE sum 7-12-16In market activity, Berger Paints closed at $5.60 with 5,000 shares trading, Cable & Wireless remained firm in trading 504,500 units to close at 80 cents, Caribbean Cement gained $3.90 in trading 58,311 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $35.01, after trading at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $36.18. Carreras rose 7 cents in exchanging 3,586 shares at $65.98, Ciboney rose 5 cents in exchanging 888,119 shares at 22 cents. Investors traded 47,390 shares of 1834 Investments, to close with a loss of 16 cents at $1.30. Jamaica Broilers lost 18 cents and ended trading with 241,483 units, to close at $14.72. Jamaica Producers closed with a gain of 50 cents at 52 weeks’ closing high of $9 with 205,372 shares changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 73,935 shares, to end with a rise of 7 cents at $5.47, JMMB Group rose 15 cents in trading 41,507 shares to close at $13.80, Margaritaville Turks fell 1 cent with 956,505 shares trading, to close at 22.1 US cents. Mayberry Investments ended trading 21,348 shares, to close at $4.20, after rising 32 cents, National Commercial Bank shed 20 cents and ended at $49.30 with 164,718 shares changing hands, PANJAM Investment traded 512,329 shares and gained 45 cents to close at $23.70, ICI JSE fnqts 7-12-16Radio Jamaica traded 100,000 units, to close at $1.40. Sagicor Group closed with 5,400 shares changing hands to close with a loss of 19 cents at $25.81, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 11,081 units with the price slipping 4 cents to $10.20, Scotia Group gained 73 cents, with 4,563 shares changing hands, to close at $34. Scotia Investments fall 90 cents with 3,000 units changing hands, to close at $33, Seprod jumped 75 cents to end at $29.75 with 100 shares being swapped by investors, Supreme Ventures lost 10 cents and ended at $4.70 with 39,275 units changing hands. Proven Investments traded 45,332 shares at 18.6 US cents and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share and closed with 584,634 units changing hands at $2.11, after gaining 4 cents.

9 junior stocks rise 2 fall – Wednesday

Blue Power rose $1.74 to close at $23.30.

Blue Power rose $1.74 to close at $23.30.

The junior market lost ground moderately at the close of trading on Wednesday with in the market index declining 7.84 points to end at 2,446.96 and is up 37 percent for the year.
At the close the prices of 9 stocks rose and 2 declined with 15 securities trading, compared to 12 on Tuesday. Stocks traded, dropped on Wednesday by 89 percent, from Tuesday’s level, ending with 407,847 units changing hands, valued at $1,834,253, down 90 percent from $18,753,528 on Tuesday.
Market activities ended with 8 securities closing with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 4 ending with lower offers.
An average of 27,190 units with an average value of $122,284 traded, compared to 319,744 units with an average value of $1,562,794 on the preceding day. ICI Jm sum 7-12-16The average for December to date is 144,548 units at an average of $659,983. The average for December to Tuesday is 173,888 units at an average of $794,408. The average for November ended at 109,679 units with an average value of $607,092.
The stock split into 150 stock units for Eppley ordinary stock is yet to attract any offers even after the bid had risen to $6.95, compared to the adjusted last traded price of $4.90.
In trading activity, Blue Power rose $1.74 with 778 units trading at $23.30, Caribbean Cream rose 30 cents with 83,000 shares changing hands at $7.80, Caribbean Flavours traded 22,380 units to end at $9.95 with a gain of 95 cents. Caribbean Producers had 77,887 units changing hands to end at $3.30, Dolphin Cove ended at $15.20 with 4,000 shares trading. General Accident gained 20 cents and closed trading with 350 units at $2.70, Honey Bun had 5,900 shares changing hands to close at $6, Iron Rock Insurance gained 1 cent in trading 4,302 units to close at $3.01, Jamaican Teas traded 882 shares to close at $4.10.ICI Jm trd Sht 7-12-16 Key Insurance fell 37 cents in trading 350 units to close at $2.50, KLE Group ended at $1.60 with 129,333 shares changing hands after rising by 10 cents, Lasco Distributors had 33,306 shares changing hands and gained 20 cents to close at $6.80. Lasco Manufacturing gained just 2 cents and ended at $4.57 with 7,858 shares changing hands, Paramount Trading rose 10 cents while 34,021 shares traded to close at $3.80 and tTech lost 50 cents to end at $5.

All Jamaica settles above 200,000

The Jamaica Stock Exchange All Jamaica Composite index jumped by more than 2,663 points by 10 o’clock to exceed the 201,000 points mark for the first time. The index fell back to sit just above the 200,000 market with Sagicor Group falling from an opening high of $27 to $25.81 but Caribbean Cement climbed to $36 and along with a rise in the prices of Grace Kennedy and Scotia Group provided support.
ICI trd sht int -7-12-16The major contributors to the volume traded are Jamaica Producers, traded 204,882 shares at $8.72 up 70 cents, Cable & Wireless traded 183,500 shares at 80 cents, Jamaica Broilers with 203,291 shares trading at $15 and Radio Jamaica with 100,000 units at $1.40.
Market activity resulted in of 29 securities being traded compared to 24 on at Tuesday. At 10:55am 12 stocks advanced and 8 fell, resulting in a volume of 939,255 shares changing hands carrying a value of $9,669,822, compared with 1,808,925 shares changing hands carrying a value of $4,734,890, on Tuesday. The average number of shares traded, amount to 32,388 units versus mere 75,372 units on Tuesday.
The all Jamaica Composite Index jumped 1,525.20 points to 200,553.69 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index climbed 1,363.82 points to 183,392.78, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index garnered 924.99 points to close at 194,954.47 and the junior market index dropped 33.06 points to end at 2,421.74.

JSE AJ index hits 201,000 points

Bulls pushing  Jamaica Stock Exchange.

Bulls pushing Jamaica Stock Exchange.

In early trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday with only a hand full of stocks trading, the all Jamaica Composite Index surged by more than 2,000 points at 9:40 to an all-time record high.
Sagicor Group hit a new high of $27 to help push the main market indices but Caribbean Cement also moved up resulting in the all Jamaica Composite Index jumped 2,178.48 points to 201,206.97 the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market Index climbed 1,947.95 points to 183,976.92, the Jamaica Stock Exchange combined index garnered 1,771.29 points to close at 195,800.77, the junior market index slipped a bit.
At 10 o’clock, the all Jamaica Composite Index moved up further by 2,663.70 points to 201,692.19, for gains of 20.5 percent for 2016 to date.

All Jamaica Index rose to 199,889 – Tuesday

Jamaica Producers traded at new high on Tuesday at $9.25.

Jamaica Producers traded at new high on Tuesday at $9.25.

The all Jamaica Composite index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange went within 111 points of the 200,000 level in the morning session and having hit an intraday high of just over 199,889 points. The index closed with a marginal decline at the close of trading.
At the close the All Jamaica Composite Index slipped 31.43 points to end at 199,028.49, the index recorded gains of 18.9 percent for the year to date. The JSE Market Index lost 28.11 points to finish at 182,028.97. The JSE combined index rose 191.18 points to end at another record high of 194,029.48, with a gain for the year to date of 22.6 percent.
Trading ended with 35 securities changing hands, the prices of 17 stocks gained while 10 declined in the overall market, including 7 stocks rising and 2 falling, in the junior market. At the close with 6,289,353 units valued at $38,568,115 changed hands, compared to 11,768,589 units valued at $284,841,323 changing hands on Monday. The junior market accounted for 3,836,924 units changing hands, valued at $18,753,528 of the stocks traded.
ICI JSE sum 6-12-16 The average trade for the day in the main market ended at 106,627 shares compared to an average of 469,718 units traded on Monday with the average for the month to date being 237,896 units compared to 369,165 units for the month up to Monday. November ended with an average of 208,466 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 11 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
In market activity, Berger Paints gained 50 cents to close at $5.60 with 12,871 shares trading, Cable & Wireless remained firm in trading 639,564 units to close at 80 cents, Caribbean Cement fell 89 cents in trading 58,206 shares to close at $31.11, Jamaica Broilers ended trading with 12,399 units, to close at $14.90. Jamaica Producers closed with a gain of 20 cents at $8.50 with 126,466 shares changing hands, but traded at a new intraday 52 weeks’ high of $9.25. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 16,500 shares, to end at $5.40, ICI JSE fnqts 6-12-16 Margaritaville Turks fell 2 cents with 3,200 shares trading, to close at 23 US cents.Mayberry Investments ended trading in 50,300 shares, to close at $3.88, after losing 20 cents, National Commercial Bank shed 15 cents and ended at $49.50 with 15,961 shares changing hands, Radio Jamaica rose 10 cents in trading just 1,181 units, to close at $1.40, Sagicor Group closed with 19,204 shares changing hands at $26, Scotia Group dropped $1.73, with 329,592 shares changing hands, to close at $33.27. Scotia Investments climbed 90 cents with 16,385 units changing hands, to close at $33.90, Seprod jumped $2 to end at $29 with 18,636 shares being swapped by investors, Supreme Ventures ended at $4.80 with 123,515 units changing hands and JMMB Group 7.50% preference share, closed with 972,825 units changing hands at $1.08, after gaining 2 cents.