Buying of VM Investments & Wisynco eases

JMMB Group 7.5% preference shares was the most traded stock on the JSE on Friday.

Demand for shares in newly listed Victoria Mutual Investments and Wisynco Group slipped back in trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday to under 1 million units combined and thy fell to 5th and 6th spots in volumes traded.
Market activity ended on Friday with 22 securities changing hands from 29 on Thursday, of which 9 advanced, 11 declined an 5 traded firm leading to Market activity ended with 5,850,045 shares valued at $76,630,033 changing hands.
At the close of the market the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 26.30 points to 311,724.51 and the JSE Index fell by 23.96 points to 284,016.29.
In main market activity, Cable & Wireless concluded trading 3 cents higher at $1.35, with 717,043 units, Carreras finished 7 cents higher at $11.37, with 89,636 shares,Caribbean Cement settled at $35, with 1,500 shares, Grace Kennedy traded at $43.45, with 3,391 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading with a loss of 2 cents at $17.50, with 230,169 units. Jamaica Producers closed with a loss of $1.50 at $16.50, with 12,700 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $7, with 24,145 shares,
JMMB Group concluded trading $1 higher at $26, with 35,219 shares trading, Kingston Properties finished 1 cent higher at $6.01, with 2,444 stock units. Kingston Wharves jumped $3.42 to $33.50, with 1,016 units, Mayberry Investments ended trading 28 cents higher at $6.05, with 51,446 shares, NCB Financial Group traded at $99.80, with 59,009 shares, 1834 Investments finished trading 5 cents higher at $1.20, with 4,504 shares. Radio Jamaica rose 5 cents to close at $1.10, with 5,000 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading with a loss of 50 cents at $35, with 311,149 stock units, Salada Foods traded $1.50 higher at $12.50, with 220 units, Scotia Group finished trading with a loss of $2.99 to close at $50, with 637,638 shares. Seprod closed with a rise of $1.50 to $30, with 6,597 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading 25 cents higher at $11.25, with 1,101,640 stock units, VM Investments Limited finished with a loss of 10 cents at $4, with 462,166 units and Wisynco Group settled 15 cents higher at $10.65, with 433,313 shares. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.5% closed with a loss of 3 cents at $1.15, with 1,660,100 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “Main market almost steady – Friday.”

Main market almost steady – Friday

Scotia Group dropped $2.99 to $50.

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 26.30 points to 311,724.51 and the JSE Index declined by 23.96 points to 284,016.29.
Main market activities ended with 11 stocks rising, 6 declining and 5 trading firm as 22 securities traded versus 22 on Thursday. Market activity ended with 5,850,045 shares valued at $76,630,033, in contrast to 4,616,878 shares valued at $176,039,060 on Thursday.
Trading in the US dollar market ended Proven Investments trading 20,256 ordinary shares with a value of US$4,456 at 22 US cents. The JSE US Equities Index closed with a loss of 0.09 points to 168.75.
Trading ended with an average of 265,911 units for an average of $3,483,183 in contrast to 164,889 units for an average of $6,287,109 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 256,686 units valued at $6,288,571 and previously 256,118 units valued at $6,475,597. December closed with average of 686,156 units valued at an average of $8,654,832 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
The major movers at the close of the market are, Victoria Mutual Investments trading just under the million range, with 462,000 units changing hands and Wisynco Group exchanging 433,000 units, down from the 1 million range that they have been trading at shortly after listing in late December. Supreme Ventures traded 1.1 million units and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share ended with 1,660,100 shares trading. Price changes saw, JMMB Group adding $1 to close at $26, Jamaica Producers gave back the $1.50 increase on Friday to close at $16.50, Kingston Wharves jumped $3.42 to $34.50, Salada Foods gaining $1.50 to end at $12.50, Scotia Group fell $2.99 to close at $50 and Seprod rose $1.50 back to $30.
For more details of market activities see – Buying of VM Investments & Wisynco eases.

Main market makes big gains – Thursday

Wisynco producers of Wata, traded 1.75 million shares on Thursday.

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange recovered some lost ground on Thursday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 1,681.33 points to 311,750.81 and the JSE Index climbing 1,531.89 points to 284,040.25.
Main market activities ended with 9 stocks rising, 11 declining and 5 trading firm as 22 securities traded versus 22 on Wednesday.
Market activity ended with 4,616,878 shares valued at $176,039,060, in contrast to 3,008,815 shares valued at $51,707,605 on Wednesday.
Trading in the US dollar market ended Proven Investments trading 78,270 ordinary shares with a value of US$17,207 at 22 US cents. The JSE US Equities Index closed with a loss of 0.09 points to 168.66.
Trading ended with an average of 164,889 units for an average of $6,287,109 in contrast to 136,764 units for an average of $2,350,346 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 256,118 units valued at $6,475,597 and previously 263,882 units valued at $6,493,073. December closed with average of 686,156 units valued at an average of $8,654,832 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
The major movers at the close of the market are, Victoria Mutual Investments trading just under the million range, with 893,653 units changing hands and Wisynco Group exchanging 1,751,629 units. Price changes saw Berger Paints closing $1.49 higher at $18, Caribbean Cement jumping $2.50 to close at $35, Jamaica Producers closed $1.50 higher at $18, Kingston Wharves settled with a loss of $1.42 at $30.08 and Seprod concluded trading with a loss of $1.50 at $28.50.
For more details of market activities see – Demand rise for VM Investments & Wisynco .

Demand rise for VM Investments & Wisynco

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VM Investments volume rose on thursday.

Demand for shares in newly listed Victoria Mutual Investments and Wisynco Group rose trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange to more than 2.645 million units with the prices of both rise at the close.
Market activity ended on Thursday with 28 securities changing hands up from 22 on Wednesday, of which 9 advanced, 10 declined, 9 traded firm leading to 4,616,878 shares valued at $176,039,060 changing hands.
At the close of the market the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index leapt 1,681.33 points to 311,750.81 and the JSE Index rose 1,220.52 points to 282,508.36.
In main market activity, Barita Investments ended with a loss of 60 cents at $7.90, with 2,466 stock units, Berger Paints closed $1.49 higher at $18, with 19,967 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading at $1.32, with 63,275 units, Carreras finished 24 cents higher at $11.30, with 131,538 shares, Caribbean Cement jumped $2.50 to close at $35, with 24,777 shares. Grace Kennedy traded 45 cents higher at $43.45, with 4,152 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading with a loss of 48 cents at $17.52, with 750,362 units, Jamaica Producers closed $1.50 higher at $18, with 21,873 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading with a loss of 11 cents at $25, with 59,672 shares. Kingston Properties finished at $6, with 3,698 stock units, Kingston Wharves settled with a loss of $1.42 at $30.08, with 22,061 units, Mayberry Investments ended trading with a loss of 93 cents at $5.77, with 39,335 shares, NCB Financial Group traded at $99.80, with 38,998 shares. 1834 Investments finished trading with a loss of 12 cents at $1.15, with 55,000 shares, PanJam Investment ended $2.73 higher at $41.25, with 3,225 units, Radio Jamaica settled with a loss of 5 cents at $1.05, with 47,500 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at $35.50, with 10,972 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading at $14, with 23,200 stock units, Salada Foods traded at $11, with 5,000 units, Scotia Group finished trading at $52.99, with 122,416 shares, Seprod concluded trading with a loss of $1.50 at $28.50, with 1,257 stock units, Sterling Investments finished at $13, with 22,451 units. Supreme Ventures settled with a loss of 60 cents at $11, with 311,151 shares, VM Investments Limited ended trading 11 cents higher at $4.10, with 893,653 shares, Wisynco Group traded 50 cents higher at $10.50, with 1,751,629 shares and In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Public Service finished at $1,302, with 93,000 shares, Jamaica Money Market traded 93,150 stock units 20 cents higher at $ and JMMB Group closed with a loss of 1 cent at $1.18, trading 1,100 shares.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “Main market make big gains – Thursday.”

Volume climbs for VM Investments and Wisynco

Victoria Mutual Investments and Wisynco Group dominated trading with nearly 1 million shares trading for each company on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange as investor cnt seem to get enough of these companies.
Market activity ended on Wednesday with 22 securities changing hands, of which 9 advanced, 8 declined, 5 traded firm leading to 3,008,815 shares valued at $51,707,605 changing hands.
At the close of the market the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,339.60 points to 310,069.48 and the JSE Index lost 1,220.52 points to 282,508.36.
In main market activity, Berger Paints closed at $16.51, with 100 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading at $1.32, with 190,904 units, Carreras finished 1 cent higher at $11.06, with 102,578 shares, Caribbean Cement settled with a loss of 1 cent at $32.50, with 1,255 shares, Ciboney Group ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at 34 cents, with 1,200 shares. Grace Kennedy traded with a loss of 36 cents at $43, with 36,813 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading 50 cents higher at $18, with 40,566 units, Jamaica Producers closed at $16.50, with 7,650 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended 5 cents higher at $7, with 21,400 shares. JMMB Group concluded trading 38 cents higher at $25.11, with 35,034 shares, Kingston Properties finished at $6, with 5,694 stock units, NCB Financial Group traded 23 cents higher at $99.80, with 69,739 shares, 1834 Investments finished trading at $1.27, with 496 shares. PanJam Investment ended with a loss of 62 cents at $38.52, with 17,275 units, Radio Jamaica settled 5 cents higher at $1.10, with 20,500 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading 50 cents higher at $36.50, with 65,692 stock units, Scotia Group finished trading $2.75 higher at $52.99, with 438,944 shares. Seprod closed $1 higher at $30, with 8,476 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading 11 cents higher at $11.60, with 74,120 stock units, VM Investments Limited finished with a loss of 6 cents at $3.99, with 864,709 units, Wisynco Group settled with a loss of 10 cents at $10, with 981,918 shares and Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading with a loss of 25 cents at $14, with 23,752 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see Main market lost more ground – Wednesday.

Wisynco volume slips below 500,000 shares

One of the Sagicor Real Estate Fund properties.

Recent listings, Victoria Mutual Investments and Wisynco Group continue to be amongst the three leading trades in the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with the two being bettered, by Sagicor Real Estate Fund with over 874,000 shares.
Market activity ended with 23 securities changing hands, of which 6 advanced, 11 declined, 7 traded firm leading to 2,769,195 shares valued at $33,208,767 changing hands.
At the close of the market the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index fell 751.79 points to 311,409.08 and the JSE Index lost 684.96 points to end at 283,728.88.
In main market activity, Berger Paints closed with a loss of 49 cents at $16.51, with 23,275 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading at $1.32, with 159,543 units, Carreras finished with a loss of 24 cents at $11.05, with 109,027 shares, Caribbean Cement added $1.45 higher at $33.50, with 23,389 shares, Grace Kennedy traded 36 cents higher at $43.36, with 26,180 stock units. Jamaica Broilers finished trading 26 cents higher at $17.50, with 19,596 units, Jamaica Producers closed with a loss of 20 cents at $16.50, with 12,332 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $6.95, with 1,663 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading with a loss of 27 cents at $24.73, with 102,431 shares. Kingston Wharves settled at $31.50, with 15,927 units, NCB Financial Group traded 7 cents higher at $99.57, with 20,895 shares, 1834 Investments finished trading at $1.27, with 105,430 shares, PanJam Investment ended with a loss of $2.36 to end at $39.14, with 750 units. Pulse Investments finished with a loss of 20 cents at $1.90, with 36,847 shares, Radio Jamaica settled with a loss of 5 cents at $1.05, with 76,870 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading at $36, with 53,529 stock units, Scotia Group finished trading with a loss of 26 cents at $50.24, with 41,045 shares. Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading at $14.25, with 874,293 shares, Seprod closed at $29, with 1,920 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading with a loss of 21 cents at $11.49, with 2,060 stock units, VM Investments Limited finished with a loss of 5 cents at $4.05, with 541,728 units and Wisynco Group settled 35 cents higher at $10.10, with 470,131 shares. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group closed 3 cents higher at $1.19, with 100 shares and in the bond market 4,910 units of ISP Finance corporate bonds traded at $110 each.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “Main market stocks lost altitude – Tuesday.”

Main market stocks bounce on Monday

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange recovered close to half of the losses of the last two trading days, when nearly 5,000 points were lost on the all Jamaica Index on a day when advancing stocks were just edged out by decliners.
At the close of the market the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,863.51 points to 312,160.87 and the JSE Index gained 1,697.87 points to 284,413.84.
Main market activities ended with 9 stocks rising, 10 declining and 3 trading firm as 22 securities traded down from 24 securities on Friday.
Market activity ended with 3,228,645 units valued at $37,292,283, in contrast to 3,151,082 units for $55,743,394 on Friday. Activity in the US dollar market ended with 1 security trading, resulting in Proven Investments trading 311,462 units, with a value of US$68,526 and the JSE US Equities Index closing with a loss of 4.67 points to 168.76.
Trading ended with an average of 146,757 units for an average of $1,695,104 in contrast to 137,004 units for an average of $2,423,626 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 285,526 units valued at 7,299,578 and previously 297,178 units valued at 7,824,252. December closed with average of 686,156 units valued at an average of $8,654,832 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
The major movers at the close of the market are, the two recently listed companies that continue to be in good demand with Victoria Mutual Investments trading 489,507 units and Wisynco Group exchanging 1.1 million units trading. Price changes saw Berger Paint falling $1 to $17, JMMB Group rose $1.20 higher to $25 Kingston Properties fell $1.70 to $6, Pan Jam Investment gained $1 to $41.50, and Sagicor Group rose $1 to $36.
For more details of market activities see – Wisynco still trading more than 1m shares.

Wisynco still trading more than 1m shares

Recent listings, Victoria Mutual Investments and Wisynco Group remain two of the leading trades in the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, with Wisynco being the lead trade with VM Investment holding third.
Market activity ended with 23 securities changing hands, of which 9 advanced, 10 declined, 3 traded firm leading to 3,228,645 units valued at $37,292,283 changing hands.
At the close of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 1,863.51 points to 312,160.87 and the JSE Index rose 1,697.87 points to 284,413.84.
In main market activity, Berger Paints closed with a loss of 1 cent at $17, with 10,200 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading 2 cents higher at $1.32, with 231,000 units, Carreras finished with a loss of 1 cent at $11.29, with 179,723 shares, Grace Kennedy traded with a loss of 36 cents at $43, with 550 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading with a loss of 26 cents at $17.24, with 17,752 units. Jamaica Producers closed 20 cents higher at $16.70, with 5,850 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading $1.20 higher at $25, with 32,934 shares, Kingston Properties finished with a loss of $1.70 to end at $6, with 1,834 stock units, Kingston Wharves settled 35 cents higher at $31.50, with 3,070 units. Mayberry Investments ended trading with a loss of 30 cents at $6.70, with 82,093 shares, NCB Financial Group traded 48 cents higher at $99.50, with 55,429 shares, 138 Student Living ended at $6, with 767 shares, PanJam Investment ended $1 higher at $41.50, with 1,000 units, Portland JSX concluded trading with a loss of 5 cents at $10.70, with 2,000 shares. Pulse Investments finished 20 cents higher at $2.10, with 27,500 shares, Radio Jamaica settled at $1.10, with 40,084 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading $1 higher at $36, with 5,060 stock units, Scotia Group finished trading at $50.50, with 16,044 shares. Supreme Ventures concluded trading with a loss of 30 cents at $11.70, with 2,000 stock units, VM Investments finished with a loss of 5 cents at $4.10, with 489,507 units, Wisynco Group settled with a loss of 27 cents at $9.75, with 1,107,314 shares and Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading 25 cents higher at $14.25, with 916,934 shares.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “Main market stocks bounce on Monday.”

VM Investments & Wisynco in demand but

NCB Capital Markets Manager, Stanley Thompson (left) exchanges laughs with Wisynco Group Chairman William Mahfood.

Victoria Mutual Investments and Wisynco Group may not have traded shares in the millions on Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday but demand placed them at number 2 and 3 in volume traded. 
Demand was such on Friday that they were the second and third highest volume traded in the market accounting for just 977,000 units versus 3.57 million on Thursday.
Market activity ended with 23 securities changing hands, of which 5 advanced, 13 declined, 5 traded firm leading to 3,151,082 units for an average of $55,743,394 changing hands.
At the close of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dived 2,332.02 points to 312,808.10 and the JSE Index dropped by 2,124.73 points to 285,003.54.
In main market activity,  Berger Paints closed $1 higher at $18, with 2,410 shares, Barita Investments ended with a loss of 16 cents at $8.50, with 18,715 stock units, Cable & Wireless concluded trading at $1.30, with 210,965 units, Carreras finished with a loss of 5 cents at $11.30, with 160,130 shares, Grace Kennedy traded 36 cents higher at $43.36, with 43,901 stock units. Jamaica Broilers finished trading with a loss of 50 cents at $17.50, with 17,659 units, Jamaica Producers closed with a loss of 20 cents at $16.50, with 6,639 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $6.95, with 41,887 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading with a loss of 52 cents at $23.80, with 1,142,852 shares changing hands. Kingston Wharves settled with a loss of $1.85 at $31.15, with 1,271 units, Mayberry Investments ended trading with a loss of 35 cents at $7, with 46,000 shares, NCB Financial Group traded with a loss of 48 cents at $99.02, with 44,706 shares, 1834 Investments finished trading at $1.27, with 620 shares. PanJam Investment ended with a loss of 52 cents at $40.50, with 20,001 units, Pulse Investments finished with a loss of 10 cents at $1.90, with 24,330 shares, Radio Jamaica settled 2 cents higher at $1.10, with 50,600 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading with a loss of 40 cents at $35, with 108,464 stock units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading at $14, with 4,418 shares, Scotia Group finished trading with a loss of 91 cents at $50.50, with 60,457 shares, Seprod closed with a loss of 95 cents at $29, with 100,120 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading at $12, with 67,497 stock units, VM Investments Limited finished 15 cents higher at $4.15, with 403,301 units, Wisynco Group settled 2 cents higher at $10.02, with 574,139 shares.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “Main market drops sharply again – Friday.”

Main market drops sharply again – Friday

The Main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered another day of a sharp fall in the market indices in trading on Friday, with more prices rising and less falling than on Thursday.
The market closed with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropping 2,510.74 points to 310,297.36 and the JSE Index dived 2,287.57 points to 282,715.97.
Main market activities ended with 5 stocks rising, 13 declining and 6 trading firm as 24 securities traded down from 26 securities on Thursday.  Activity in the US dollar market ended with 1 security trading result in only 800 units exchanged, with a value of US$896 and the JSE US Equities Index closing unchanged at 173.43.
Victoria Mutual Investments and Wisynco Group continue to be dominant trades but with less than 1 million units trading on Friday combined versus 3.57 million units changing hands on Thursday.
Market activity ended with 3,151,082 units valued at $55,743,394 in contrast to as 5,110,001 units, with a value of $69,365,564 on Thursday.
The average trade ended at 137,004 units for an average of $2,423,626 in contrast to 196,539 units for an average of $2,667,906 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 297,178 units valued at 7,824,252 and previously 312,593 units valued at 8,410,169. December closed with average of 686,156 units valued at an average of $8,654,832 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Activity in the US dollar market ended with 800 shares trading for JMMB Group 6 percent preference share at US$1.12.
The major movers at the close of the market are, JMMB Group trading 1.14 million shares, Wisynco closed trading 574,000 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments 403,000 units. Price changes saw Berger Paint rising $1 to $18, Kingston Wharves falling $1.85 to $31.15.

For more details of market activities see – VM Investments & Wisynco still in demand.