JSE main market rises 14% rise to a record

New record high for the JSE main market.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading for the 6th straight record close on Friday and the 15th record close for the year as the market rose 14 percent in 2019.
The main market ended with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index increased 1,187.44 points to 475,290.51 and the JSE Index advanced by 1,079.07 points to 432,902.95.
At the close of trading on the main and US markets, the prices of 8 securities advanced, 12 declined and 11 traded firm as 35 securities traded, up from 37 on Thursday.
 Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 139.6 million shares and 95 percent of total trades, followed by Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 5 million shares accounting for 3.4 percent and NCB Financial Group with 788,652 units amounting to 0.54 percent of the day’s volume.
The main market ended with, 146,738,895 units valued $319,460,370 trading compared to 215,299,937 units valued $719,088,970 changing hands on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 4,585,590 units valued $9,983,137, in contrast to 6,728,123 shares valued at $22,471,530 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 2,248,261 units valued $12,751,529 and previously, 2,138,107 units valued $12,895,109. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments climbed $1.25 in trading 42,376 shares to close at $45.50, Caribbean Cement closed with a fall of $1 at $78 while trading 69,448 shares, Jamaica Producers gained $2.50 to close at $25.50, trading 4,321 shares. Kingston Wharves settled at $71, with 7,850 units trading after gaining by $1. Mayberry Investments rose 45 cents and ended trading of just 608 shares at $9, Mayberry Jamaica Equities climbed $1.15 to end at $11.89, while exchanging 2,625 shares, NCB Financial Group jumped $3.98 trading 788,652 shares to end at $164.98. Proven Investments rose $1 to close at $35 with an exchange of 4,770 shares, Salada Foods added $5.25 and ended trading at $35.25, with an exchange of a mere 100 stock units. Scotia Group declined by 50 cents to close at $51.50, with 21,344 shares changing hands, Seprod fell 55 cents, trading 18,546 shares to close at $47.45 and Supreme Ventures finished with a rise of 36 cents to close at $31.86, with an exchange of 59,411 units.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 125,090 units valued US$37,435. JMMB Group 5.75% closed at $2 while trading 7,500 units, JMMB Group 6% settle at $1.06 while trading 10,000 units and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 107,590 units to close at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 193.62.

5 straight record close for JSE main market

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading for the 5th straight record close on Thursday and the 14th record close for the year.
The main market ended with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index increased by 1,724.82 points to a new closing high of 474,103.07 and the JSE Index advanced 1,567.41 points to a record 431,823.88.
At the close of trading on the main and US markets, the prices of 8 securities advanced, 12 declined and 11 traded firm as 35 securities traded, up from 37 on Wednesday.
 Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 194 million shares and 90 percent of total trades, followed by Wisynco Group with 10.7 million shares accounting for 5 percent and JMMB Group with 6.66 million units amounting to 3 percent of the day’s volume.
The main market ended with, 215,299,937 units valued $719,088,970 trading compared to 251,755,951 units valued at $252,195,249 changing hands on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 6,728,123 units valued at an average of $22,471,530 for each security traded. In contrast to 7,628,968 units for an average of $7,642,280 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 2,138,107 units valued $12,895,109 and previously, 1,911,089 units valued $11,710,668. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost 74 cents in trading 2,164 shares to close at $44.25, Caribbean Cement closed with a fall of $1 at $79 while trading 7,764 shares, Grace Kennedy gained 50 cents trading at $61.50, with 143,255 shares. Jamaica Broilers rose 95 cents in trading 6,442 units to close at $32.95, Jamaica Producers dropped $2 to close at $23, in trading 1,044,714 shares. Kingston Wharves settled at $70, with 3,899 units trading after gaining by $1, NCB Financial Group lost $2 trading 416,899 shares to end at $161. PanJam Investment dropped $1.40 and ended at $95.50, with 18,515 units trading, Pulse Investments finished at $2.55, with 45,001 shares, Proven Investments rose 50 cents to close at $34 with an exchange of 300 shares, Sagicor Group added $1.48 and ended trading at $49.98, with an exchange of 470,884 stock units and Seprod added $2.05 in trading 123,705 shares to close at $48.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 38,836 units valued US$11,353. JMMB Group 6% settle at $1.06 while trading 7,608 units, Sterling Investments finished trading 2,028 units and lost 0.03 cent to close with a at 37 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 29,200 units to close at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.40 points to close at 193.62.

More declines for TTSE – Wednesday

Investors pushed all Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange indices down on Wednesday as losing stocks outnumbered advancing stocks for a second day.
The market closed with 16 securities trading compared to 18 on Tuesday, leading to 4 advancing, 6 declining and 6 remaining unchanged.
At close of the market, the Composite Index lost 1.23 points on Wednesday to 1,355.27. The All T&T Index declined 1.26 points to 1,794.99, while the Cross Listed Index fell 0.16 points to close at 123.57 as trading ended with 555,380 shares valued $7,981,829 changing hands, compared to 290,940 shares valued $5,103,109 shares, on Tuesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 3 stocks with a higher bid than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Stocks ending with gains| At the close of the market, Sagicor Financial added 35 cents to end at $9.50, after trading 274,855 units, Scotiabank increased 34 cents to close at $62.90, after exchanging 2,780 shares. Trinidad & Tobago NGL climbed $1.30 to settle at $28.05, after trading 53,654 shares and Trinidad Cement rose 19 cents to end at $2.74, with 11,193 stock units changing hands.
Stocks closing with losses| Clico Investments fell 5 cents to close at $23.40, trading 16,935 units, Grace Kennedy concluded trading 2,500 units, with a loss of 5 cents to end at $3.25, JMMB Group traded with a loss of 10 cents at $1.90, with 83,000 stock units changing hands. National Flour fell 2 cents $1.70, after exchanging 1,152 shares, Republic Financial Holdings closed with a loss of 2 cents and closed at $121.10, with 11,498 stock units changing hands and Unilever Caribbean shed 25 cents and ended at $25.75, with 10 units trading.
Stocks closing firm| First Caribbean International Bank completed trading at $8.35, after exchanging 1,154 shares, First Citizens settled at $38.50, after 2,507 shares changed hands, Guardian Holdings completed trading of 62,296 shares at $18.50. NCB Financial Group closed at $8.45, with 20,066 stock units changing hands, One Caribbean Media ended at $10.30, trading 10,000 units and West Indian Tobacco completed trading at $110, after exchanging 1,780 shares.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

13 record close for JSE main market

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The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange just about eked out another new record close on Wednesday with the 13th record close for the year.
The main market ended on Wednesday with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rose 392.18 points to another record close of 472,378.25 and the JSE Index advanced by 356.39 points to a record close of 430,256.47.
At the close of trading on the main and US markets, the prices of 15 securities advanced, 12 declined and 10 traded firm as 37 securities traded, up from 36 on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 247 million shares and 98 percent of total trades, followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 1.7 million JMMB Group 7.5% with 650,000 units.
The main market ended with, 251,755,951 units valued at $252,195,249 trading compared to 159,340,927 units valued $195,304,339 changing hands on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 7,628,968 units valued $7,642,280, in contrast to 4,686,498 shares valued at $5,744,245 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 1,911,089 units valued $11,710,668 and previously, 1,603,777 units valued $11,940,167. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.
In main market activity, Berger Paints lost 70 cents in trading 64,745 shares at $18.30, Caribbean Cement closed with a fall of 90 cents at $80 while trading 43,056 shares, Jamaica Broilers lost $1 in trading 1,482 units to close at $32, with, Jamaica Producers gained 49 cents to close at $25, in trading 19,200 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 53,803 shares after gaining 99 cents to close at $20, Kingston Wharves settled at $69, with 9,021 units trading after falling by $2. Mayberry Investments fell 44 cents and ended trading at $8.56, with 49,770 shares, NCB Financial Group gained $3 trading 47,580 shares to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $163. Sagicor Group added 49 cents and ended trading at $48.50, with an exchange of 52,438 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 45 cents and finished trading 450 stock units at $9.95, Salada Foods dropped $4.65 to $31 in trading 9,982 stock units. Scotia Group gained 60 cents to close at $52, with 94,766 shares trading, Seprod added $1.95 in trading 60,251 shares to close at $45.95 and Stanley Motta gained 30 cents and ended at $5 trading 16,52 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 2,103,867 units valued $455,660. JMMB Group 6% lost 1 cent to settle at $1.06 while trading 207,500 units and JMMB Group 5.75% closed at $2 with 10,000 shares changing hands, Proven Investments shed 2 cents to close at 25 US cents with an exchange of 103,195 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 1,783,172 units and added 1 cent to close at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 1.18 points to close at 193.22.

Another JSE main market record tumble

New record high for the JSE main market.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange continues to turn up new records with the market ending at the 12th record close for the year on Tuesday as the market moved closer to resistance at 480,000 points level on the all JSE All Jamaican Composite Index.
The main market ended on Tuesday with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,146.07 points to a record 471,986.07 and the JSE Index rose 1,041.48 points to a record close of 429,900.08 ahead of another month end when prices are often move higher for portfolio valuation purposes. At the close of trading on the main and US markets, the prices of 15 securities advanced, 8 declined and 13 traded firm.
NCB Group jumped $4.99 to close traded at $160, Caribbean Cement closed $7.85 higher at $80.90, Salada Foods jumped $5.65 to $35.65, while Scotia Group fell $1.60 to close at traded at $51.40.  Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 156.9 million shares and 98.5 percent of total trades, followed by JMMB Group with 343,179 shares and Sagicor Group with 271,975 units.
The main market ended with, trading down from 201,967,708 units valued $347,243,860, on Monday to 159,340,927 units valued $195,304,339 changing hands on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 4,686,498 units valued $5,744,245, in contrast to 6,515,087 shares valued at $11,201,415 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 1,603,777 units valued $11,940,167 and previously, 1,423,065 units valued $12,322,493. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments gained 88 cents in closing at $44.99, trading 1,989 shares, Berger Paints rose by 92 cents in trading 4,195 shares at $19, Caribbean Cement closed $7.85 higher at $80.90 while trading 131,582 shares, Jamaica Producers lost 49 cents to close at $24.51, in trading 2,500 shares. NCB Financial Group gained $4.99 trading 101,565 shares to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $160. PanJam Investment fell 98 cents with 11,180 shares changing hands, to close at $97.02, Sagicor Group lost 49 cents and ended trading at $48.01, with an exchange of 271,975 stock units, Salada Foods surged $5.65 to $35.65 in trading 565 stock units. Scotia Group shed $1.60 to $51.40, with 162,037 shares trading, Seprod added $1 trading 15,149 shares to close at $44, Stanley Motta fell 30 cents and ended at $4.70 trading 17,800 shares and Supreme Ventures rose 50 cents to finish at $31.50, with 103,297 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 6,694 units valued $974. Proven Investments gained 3 cents to close at 27 US cents with an exchange of 1,794 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 4,900 units and closed at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index surged 10.05 points to close at 194.40.

 

Eight TTSE stocks fall – Tuesday

Investors pushed the two main Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange indices down on Tuesday as losing stocks outnumbered advancing stocks almost three to one.
The market closed with 18 securities trading compared to 22 on Monday, leading to 3 advancing, 8 declining and 7 remaining unchanged and ended with one stock closing at a new 52 weeks’ high and one at a low.
At close of the market, the Composite Index lost 2.38 points to close at 1,356.50. The All T&T Index declined 5.77 points to 1,796.25, while the Cross Listed Index rose 0.15 points to close at 123.73 as trading ended with 290,940 shares valued $5,103,109 changing hands, compared to 459,109 shares valued $2,635,399 shares, on Monday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 5 stocks with a higher bid than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Stocks ending with gains| At the close of the market, Clico Investments traded 16,324 units and gained of 25 cents to close at $23.45, NCB Financial Group closed with an increase of 9 cents at $8.45, with 988 stock units changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL ended trading of 3,319 shares with a rise of 20 cents to $26.75.
Stocks closing with losses| Ansa Mcal fell 5 cents and completed trading of 4,000 units at $55.24, JMMB Group closed with a loss of 10 cents to end at $2, with 193,753 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings shed 20 cents and ended at $54.75, with 21,286 stock units changing hands. National Enterprises lost 5 cents and settled at $6.75, after exchanging 2,020 share, Republic Financial Holdings lost $1.88 cents to end at $121.12, with 14,369 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial concluded trading of 12,780 units, with a loss of 7 cents to close at $9.15. Scotiabank traded with a loss of 44 cents and settled at $62.56, after exchanging 1,876 shares and West Indian Tobacco fell 2 cents and settled at $110, in exchanging 5,338 shares.
Stocks closing firm| Angostura Holdings ended at $15.80, with 1,932 stock units changing hands, First Caribbean International Bank settled at $8.35, after exchanging 115 shares, First Citizens closed at $38.50, after exchanging 1,000 shares. Guardian Holdings settled at $18.50, after exchanging 7,584 shares, National Flour ended at $1.72, after trading 1,000 shares, Prestige Holdings concluded at $9.75, after exchanging 2,506 shares and Unilever Caribbean completed trading at $26, with 750 units.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE main market 11th 2019 record close

NCB Financial helped JSE to the 11th record close for 2019.

NCB Group traded as high as $164 but closed at $155 while Scotia Group traded at $53 and Kingston Wharves jumped to $71 to help push the main market indices to the eleventh record close for 2019.
Recently listed Wigton Windfarm closed trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday at 79 cents down from 83 cents on Friday.
At the end of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged 12,174.61 points to a record 470,840.00 and the JSE Index jumped 11,063.52 points to a record close of 428,858.60.
The market ended with, trading 201,967,708 units valued $347,243,860 down from 480,565,591 units valued $877,072,543 changing hands, on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 197.5 million shares accounting for 98 percent of total main market volume, followed by Sagicor Group with 2.95 million units and 1.5 percent of the day’s trades and Wisynco Group with 291,863 units for 0.14 percent of volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 6,515,087 units valued at $11,201,415, in contrast to 16,018,853 shares valued at $29,235,751 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 1,423,065 units valued $12,322,493 but traded as high as $164 and previously, 1,135,538 to units valued $12,389,326. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 34 securities, compared to 31 on Monday leading to 13 advancing, 14 declining and 7 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments fell $1.39 in closing at $44.11, trading 24,043 shares, Jamaica Broilers gained $1.90 to $33 with 5,584 shares trading, Jamaica Producers rose $1.50 to close at $25, in trading 4,000 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 76 cents to end at $19, with 178,284. Kingston Properties lost $1 and concluded trading of 100 shares at $6, Kingston Wharves traded 232 shares and rose $3 to close at $71, Mayberry Jamaican Equities declined by 65 cents and ended trading of 15,700 shares at $10.85. NCB Financial Group gained $2.01 trading 48,712 shares at $155.01. PanJam Investment jumped $8 with 21,500 shares changing hands, to close at $98, Pulse Investments climbed 68 cents to finish at $2.98, with an exchange of 11,750 shares, Sagicor Group rose 50 cents and ended trading at $48.50, with an exchange of 2,950,094 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 50 cents trading 3,500 shares at $9.50. Salada Foods declined $2 to $30 in trading 1,000 stock units. Scotia Group climbed $2.50 to $53, with 271,656 shares trading, Seprod shed $1.30 trading 315,880 shares to close at $43, Stanley Motta lost 30 cents and ended at $5 trading 30,000 shares and Supreme Ventures lost 75 cents to finish at $31, with 44,425 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 469,200 units valued $112,901. JMMB Group 6% preference share closed with 1,500 units trading after falling 2 cents to close at US$1.07, Proven Investments lost 3 cents to close at 24 US cents with an exchange of 450,000 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 17,700 units and closed at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 9.91 points to close at 184.35.

All TTSE indices rise – Monday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

Investors pushed all the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange indices higher on Monday as rising stocks inched out those declining two to one.
The market closed with 22 securities trading compared to 14 trading on Friday, leading to 6 advancing, 3 declining and 13 remaining unchanged and ended with one stock closing at a new 52 weeks’ high and one at a low.
At close of the market, the Composite Index added 2.34 points on Monday to 1,358.88. The All T&T Index gained 2.31 points to 1,802.02, while the Cross Listed Index rose 0.32 points to close at 123.58, as trading ended with 459,109 shares valued $2,635,399, changing hands, compared to 369,594 shares valued $3,800,715 shares, on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with 3 stocks with a higher bid than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
Stocks ending with gains| At the close of the market, Ansa Mcal increased 5 cents in trading just 5 units at $55.29, Guardian Holdings rose 5 cents to $18.50, after exchanging 13,607 shares, National Enterprises finished 10 cents higher and settled at $6.80, after trading 10 shares. Prestige Holdings concluded trading 25 cents and concluded at $9.75, after exchanging a mere 10 shares, Scotiabank added 10 cents and settled at $63, with 355 shares changing hands and Trinidad & Tobago NGL added 5 cents and concluded trading of 5,966 shares at $26.55.
Stocks closing with losses| Gaurdian Media concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents and ended at $13.75, with just 7 stock units changing hands, Grace Kennedy lost 5 cents and completed trading of 5 units at $3.30 and Unilever Caribbean fell 30 cents and completed trading at $26, with an exchange of 2,070 units.
Stocks closing firm| Angostura Holdings ended at $15.80, with 10 stock units changing hands, Ansa Merchant settled at $37, after exchanging 5 shares, Calypso Macro Index Fund ended at $15.30, with 3,520 stock units changing hands, Clico Investments completed trading of 24,239 units at $23.20. First Caribbean International Bank settled at $8.35, after exchanging 200 shares, First Citizens exchanged 5,100 shares to close at $38.50, JMMB Group ended at $2.10, with 337,586 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings traded 62 stock units and ended at $54.95, National Flour closed at $1.72, after exchanging 10 shares. Point Lisas settled at $3.65, in exchanging 10 shares, Republic Financial Holdings ended at $123, with 602 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Financial completed trading of 55,730 units at $9.22 and Trinidad Cement ended at $2.55, with 10,000 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Wigton blows out of IC TOP 10

Investors blew Wigton shares out of IC TOP 10 last week.

Wigton Windfarm, the third highest ranked IC Insider.com TOP 10 main market stock last week, gained over 60 percent since listing on Wednesday to close at 83 cents and is now out of the TOP 10 main market stocks.
Lasco Manufacturing is the only change to the Junior Market IC Insider.com’s TOP 10, replacing Consolidated Bakery while Grace Kennedy and Jamaica Broilers are in the main market Top list replacing Wigton and Sagicor Group.
The three leading Junior Market stocks for the coming week are, Iron Rock with projected gains of 233 percent, followed by Caribbean Producers with likely gains of 233 percent and Lasco Financial with possible gains of 210 percent.  Of the three, Lasco Financial seems likely to break out after they release full year results later this week, but keep a keen eye on Lasco Manufacturing as well.
Radio Jamaica with potential gains of 165 percent leads main market stocks, followed by Sterling Investments with 156 percent likely gain and VM Investments in third spot with the potential to gain 150 percent within twelve months.
The main market, closed the week with the overall PE at 14.5 and the Junior Market at just 11.1. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages 7 and the main market PE 8.7. These levels, point to a big upside for TOP 10 stocks over the next 12 months and Junior Market stocks in particular.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 37 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks and main market stocks trade at a discount of 40 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Projected earnings, for each company’s current fiscal year, are used in determining, the selected stocks. The PE for and projected earnings for each stock are computed to show potential gains for the year, which are ranked in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis as new information is received that can result in changes in and out of the list.

This report is compiled by persons who may have interest in the securities commented on.

Wigton adds to JSE main market record

NCB Financial Group added mcu to JSE rexcord close on Friday.

Wigton Windfarm closed trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday at 83 cents after trading 473 million shares and NCB Group closed at $153 to help push the main market indices to tenth record close for 2019.
At the end of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 4,339.37 points to a record close of 458,665.39 and the JSE Index climbed 3,943.35 points to a new record of 417,795.08.
The market ended with, trading 480,565,591 units valued $877,072,543, well up from 13,075,782 units valued $311,199,908 changing hands, on Wednesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 472.8 million shares accounting for 98 percent of total main market volume, followed by PanJam Investment with 4.2 million units and 0.9 percent of the day’s trades and Wisynco Group with 570,953 units for just 0.12 percent of volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 16,018,853 units valued at $29,235,751, in contrast to 421,799 units valued at $10,038,707 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 1,135,538 to units valued $12,389,326 and previously, 275,231 units valued $11,357,912. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 31 securities, compared to 35 on Friday leading to 12 advancing, 11 declining and 8 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with a weak signal for the coming day with 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments gained $1.50 in closing at $45.50, trading 277,818 shares, Berger Paints lost 49 cents and ended at $18, with an exchange of 750 stock units,. Jamaica Broilers declined $1.90 to $31.10 with 3,033 shares trading, Jamaica Producers rose $1.50 to close at $25, in trading 4,000 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange added 76 cents to end at $19.76, with 72,635, Kingston Wharves traded 2,328 shares but lost $2 to close at $68,  shares changing hands. Mayberry Investments gained 45 cents and ended trading of 5,467 shares at $9, Mayberry Jamaican Equities rose 50 cents and ended trading of 94,800 shares at $11.50,  NCB Financial Group  jumped $5.75 trading 214,535 shares at $153. PanJam Investment  dropped $4 with 4,199,150 shares changing hands, to close at $90, Salada Foods rose $2 to end at $32 in trading 2,000 stock units, Scotia Group climbed 50 cents to $50.50, with 39,401 shares trading and Seprod  shed 70 cents trading 315,880 shares to close at $44.30.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 4,110 units valued at US$1,110 as Proven Investments was the sole stock trading to close at 27 US cents with an exchange of 4,100 shares.  The JSE USD Equities Index remained unchanged to close at 194.26.