Is end of quarter JSE rally on?

Jcakie Sharp CEO of Scotia Group that gained 45 cents on Thursday

Jcakie Sharp CEO of Scotia Group that gained 45 cents on Thursday

Thursday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 9 stocks rising, 4 declining as 20 securities changed hands, ending in 1,460,254 units trading, valued at $13,535,638, in all market segments. Closing market indicators are pointing to increased price gains, with the first quarter winding to a close.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 865.46 points to 83,174.80, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 967.61 points to close at 91,711.58 and the JSE combined index increased 800.44 points to 84,804.11.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower. The increased numbers, is suggestive of month end and end of quarter moves, by some investors or fund managers to get prices or values of certain stocks up to influence portfolio valuation, rather than a sustained higher interest in the market. Admittedly, the reading since March 18, has been strong with the number of higher bids ranging between 10 and 12.
Carreras gained 95 cents and is heading back above $40

Carreras gained 95 cents and is heading back above $40

Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras closed with 4,200 shares changing hands 95 cents $39.95, Jamaica Broilers finishing trading with 2,000 shares changing hands at 20 cents to $4.50, National Commercial Bank concluding trading with 201,500 shares while gaining 89 cents $25. Pan Jamaican Investment finishing with 905 units to close with a gain of 1 cent to $57.01, Sagicor Group finishing trading with 131,751 shares to end with an increase of 9 cents to $10.60, Scotia Group contributing 162,952 shares while gaining 45 cents to $21.50 and Seprod ending trading with 37,892 shares as the price jumped $1.10 to $14 for a new 52 weeks’ high.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Berger Paints trading with 7,496 shares at $1.61, Cable & Wireless dealing in 333,413 units and closing at 50 cents. Caribbean Cement had 30,000 shares changing hands at $2.25, Desnoes & Geddes ending trading with 7,728 units at $5.45 and while exchanging 2,320 units, closed at $6.40.
JSE sum 26-3-15 Declines|The last traded prices of stocks with losses, at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Money Market Brokers, closing with 223,767 units, finishing 24 cents lower at $7.02, Mayberry Investments concluding trading with 11,829 units, 36 cents lower to $2 and Scotia Investments in trading 9,000 units, the price slipped $1 to $22.
Preference| Proven Investments 8% preference share and closing with 1,000 shares traded with a gain of 45 cents to $5.50.

Sagicor dominant trade at $53m

SagicorSigma600X250Tuesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 8 stocks rising, 6 declining as 23 securities changed hands, ending in 7,517,895 units trading, valued at $70,926,533, in all market segments. Sagicor Group accounted for $53.4 million of the trades.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 208.93 points to 82,549.69, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 233.59 points to close at 91,012.68 and the JSE combined index gained 203.49 points to end at 84,221.49.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows a strong signal of 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 3 with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Berger Paints concluding trading with 18,240 shares, gaining of 1 cent to $1.61, Jamaica Money Market Brokers finishing with 1,362,305 ordinary shares changing hands while gaining 31 cents to $7.26, Jamaica Producers closing with 2,412 shares trading 4 cents higher at $16. National Commercial Bank trading 6,225 shares while gaining 49 cents to $24.99, Pan Jamaican Investment finishing with 6,650 units with a gain of 4 cents at $55.05, Scotia Group closing with 255,000 shares traded with a gain of 12 cents to $21 and Supreme Ventures trading in 103,487 shares to end with an increase of 30 cents to $2.30.
JSE sum 24-3-15
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless there was dealing in 109,310 shares changing hands 52 cents, Caribbean Cement contributing 648 shares trading at $2.30, Desnoes & Geddes ending trading with 26,804 shares at $5.45, Grace Kennedy finishing trading with 6,781 shares at $61, Kingston Wharves while exchanged 1,190 units at $6.40, Scotia Investments closed with 1,540 shares changing hands at $23.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Broilers closing with 89,424 units to close lower by 1 cents to $4.05, Kingston Properties finishing trading with 10,000 units as the price slipped 50 cents to $7, Mayberry Investments concluding trading with 100,000 units to close lower by 2 cents to $2.38, Sagicor Group in trading 5,081,242 units as the price slipped 5 cents to $10.55 and Seprod finishing trading with 1,662 shares changing hands 10 cents lower to $12.90.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% preference shares 38,000 shares changing hands $2.

Six stocks rose nine fell on JSE

NCB closed  in T&T at J$28 equivalent on Thursday and $24.51in Kingston

NCB closed in T&T at J$28 equivalent on Thursday and $24.51 in Kingston

Thursday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 6 stocks rising, 9 declining as 22 securities changed hands, ending in 4,999,406 units trading, valued at $37,729,585, in all market segments.
strong> Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 30.62 points to 82,563.78, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 34.24 points to close at 91,028.44 and the JSE combined index declined 41.04 points to close at 84,253.49.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the close of the main market are, Carreras closing with 137,420 shares changing hands, 1 cent higher to $38.01, Mayberry Investments concluded trading with 939,109 shares changing hands at 4 cents gain to $2.40, National Commercial Bank (NCB) finished with 200,147 shares changing hands and climbed 56 cents to $24.71. NCB traded at the equivalent of $28 in Trinidad on Thursday. Sagicor Group closing with 405,350 shares while gaining 2 cents to $10.52 and Scotia Investments finishing trading with 10,000 units to close with a gain of $1 at $23.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Grace Kennedy closing with 11,227 units at $61, Kingston Wharves had dealing in 2,000 shares at $6.40, Proven Investments contributed 3,500 shares at 18 US cents.
JSE sum 19-3-15 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless finishing with 300,000 units to close lower by 3 cents to 50 cents, Desnoes & Geddes closing with 1,546,034 units, the price slipped 10 cents to $5.30, Jamaica Broilers concluding trading with 30,506 units as the price fell 30 cents to $4.20. Jamaica Money Market Brokers in trading 73,181 ordinary shares, lower by 8 cents to $6.92, Jamaica Producers finishing trading with 7,377 shares closed with a loss of 95 cents to $16 and Scotia Group ending trading with 410,525 shares traded with a loss of 27 cents to $20.83.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 10,814 at $2 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share had 573,150 units changing hands at $3.

5 stocks gained 4 fell Monday

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Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 5 stocks rising, 4 declining as 21 securities changed hands, ending in 5,319,885 units trading, valued at $40,699,456, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 182.24 points to 81,699.09, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 203.75 points to close at 90,061.68 and the JSE combined index declined by 197.89 points to close at 83,533.22.
JSE sum 16-3-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing with 400 shares and gaining 5 cents to $2.30, Mayberry Investments concluded trading with 301,020 shares with a gain of 3 cents to $2.40. National Commercial Bank finishing with 26,530 shares changing hands at $1 higher to $24.50 and Scotia Group closing with 600,000 shares with the price rising 2 cents to $20.84.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Berger Paints in trading 14,269 shares close at $1.55, Cable & Wireless finishing trading with 70,706 shares at 51 cents, Gleaner had dealing in 16,130 units at 90 cents. Grace Kennedy contributed 100 shares at $61, Jamaica Broilers ending trading with 88,364 shares at $4.02, Jamaica Money Market Brokers exchanged 37,551 shares at $7.10, Kingston Wharves had dealing in 783 shares at $6.40, Proven Investments saw trading in 1,449 units at 18 US cents, Sagicor Group ended with 1,661,414 shares changing hands at $10.50.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras finishing with 78,434 units to close lower by $2 to $38 and Desnoes & Geddes closing with 150 units, as the price slipped 10 cents to $5.40.
Preference| Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 725,800 units at $5.05.

Carreras price hit by cigarette tax

Peter Phillips raised SCT  on cigarette by 11.4% to rake in $500m. Carreras announced a 15-20% price increase.

Peter Phillips raised SCT on cigarette by 11.4% to rake in $500m. Carreras announced a 15-20% price increase.

New tax measures announced on Thursday, hit the stock market on Friday, particularly, Carreras that had direct hit, with increased taxes on cigarettes. The company’s stock lost 7 percent at the end of trading and should set up a good buying opportunity for investors.
The day’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 9 stocks rising, 11 declining as 27 securities changed hands, ending in 4,388,191 units trading, valued at $41,075,686, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 637.18 points to 81,881.33, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 712.40 points to 90,265.43 and the JSE combined index dropped 558.65 points to close at 83,731.11.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower, an indication of fluidity in price movements for a while.
Gains| Stocks gaining at the last traded prices in the main market are, Grace Kennedy closing with 5,694 shares rising 20 cents to $61, Jamaica Broilers finishing trading with 38,636 shares, while gaining 2 cents to $4.02. Mayberry Investments in trading 85,000 shares, closed with a gain of 1 cent at $2.37, Sagicor Group had dealing in 2,062,222 shares and rose 8 cents to $10.50 and Scotia Group contributed 271,347 shares while gaining 2 cents to $20.82.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Desnoes & Geddes contributing 2,500 shares to trading to close at $5.50. Jamaica Money Market Brokers closed with 2,597 ordinary shares changing hands, at $7.10, Kingston Wharves saw trading in 8,301 shares, to close at $6.40 and Supreme Ventures closed with 1,550 shares at $2.30.
JSE sum 13-3-15 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Barita Investments finishing with 1,500 units, closed lower by 5 cents at $2.20. Cable & Wireless closing with 25,000 units as the price slipped 2 cents to 51 cents, Caribbean Cement finishing trading with 19,723 units, closing lower by 5 cents to $2.25. Carreras stock price was hit by the added tax announced by the government of Jamaica and in trading with 207,543 units slipped $3 to $40, but it traded as low as $38.01 before the close. Gleaner in trading 10,000 shares ended lower by 20 cents to 90 cents, Hardware & Lumber finishing trading in 900 shares, closed 35 cents lower to $7.05. Jamaica Producers had dealing in 1,381 units with a decline of 5 cents to $16.95, National Commercial Bank while exchanging 8,674 share, traded 50 cents down to $23.50 and Scotia Investments dealt in 10,000 shares with at $2 fall to $22.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share, traded 250,000 units at $2 and Proven Investments 8% preference had 274,200 shares changing hands at 5 cents to 5.05.

Advancing stocks hold upper hand

NCB stock closed at J$25 on TTSE as demand exceeds supply in that market.

NCB stock closed at J$25 on TTSE as demand exceeds supply in that market.

Thursday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 6 stocks rising and 3 declining. Only 15 securities changed hands, ending in 7,421,628 units trading, valued at $51,342,298, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 106.11 points to end at 82,518.51, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 118.63 points to close at 90,977.83 and the JSE combined index declined by 129.33 points to 84,289.76.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless exchanging 10,700 shares to close higher by 3 cents at 53 cents, Caribbean Cement had dealing in 10,000 shares and ended with a gain of 4 cents to $2.30, Grace Kennedy with 75,145 shares changing hands, gained 28 cents to $60.80. Pan Jamaican Investment finished trading in 16,200 shares while gaining 80 cents to $54 and Scotia Investments saw 1,423,517 units changing hands to close 50 cents higher to $24.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Jamaica Money Market Brokers trading only 170 ordinary shares at $7.10. Kingston Wharves had dealing in 996 shares to close at $6.40, Sagicor Group contributed 545,371 shares to close at $10.42 and Scotia Group ending trading with 46,432 shares at $20.80.
JSE sum 12-3-15 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras finishing with 41,634 units, to close lower by 15 cents at $43. Mayberry Investments closing with 1,020 units, the price slipped 14 cents to $2.36 and National Commercial Bank (NCB) finishing with only 3,425 shares trading lower by $1 at $24. NCB traded at the equivalent of J$25 on the Trinidad and Tobago Market with a bid on to buy 95,326 units at the closing price, there were no stocks on offer.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 37,618 units at $3.

6 stocks up 7 down on JSE Tuesday

Tuesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 6 stocks rising, 7 declining as only 20 securities changed hands, ending in 2,017,463 units trading, valued at only $10,345,649, in all market segments.
JSe sum 10-3-15strong> Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 584.74 points to 82,117.46, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 653.76 points to close at 90,529.43 and the JSE combined index declined 580.75 points to close at 83,824.93.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Grace Kennedy ending with 45,972 shares, gained 6 cents to $61.06, Jamaica Broilers closing with 88,054 shares changing hands, 1 cent higher to $4.01. Mayberry Investments concluding trading with 51,020 shares while gaining 14 cents, to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $2.50 and Sagicor Group trading 118,785 units to close with a gain of 9 cents at $10.50.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Ciboney concluding trading with only 2,400 shares at 7 cents, Desnoes & Geddes had 13,346 shares changing hands at $5.15. There was dealing in 1,100 Hardware & Lumber shares, trading at $7.40, Kingston Wharves closing with a mere 300 shares changing hands and ended at $6.40 followed by National Commercial Bank finishing trading with 1,900 shares at $23.50.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless finishing with 177,779 units to close lower by 4 cents to 50 cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers trading 9,185 ordinary shares and closed with a loss of 4 cents to $7.11, Proven Investments trading with 9,675 and lost 0.49 to 18 US cents, there was dealing in 151,041 Scotia Group shares with a loss of $1.19 to $20.81.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share trade 394,300 shares close at $2.

JSE make big daily gains again

NCB MbayNational Commercial Bank gained $2.50 and Scotia Group $2.39 to help the Jamaica stock market to close at a two and a half year high on Thursday, resulting from the prices of 13 stocks rising and only 4 declining as 23 securities changed hands, ending in 6,535,906 units trading, valued at $19,861,234 in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 1,092.69 points to 84,083.29, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 1,221.67 points to close at 92,727.31 and the JSE combined index gained 1,146.47 points to close at 85,718.39. IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

Scotia Group closed higher at the close & helped to push market up on Monday

Scotia Group closed higher at the close & helped to push market up on Monday

Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement contributing 1,950 shares in changing hands to close higher by 2 cents to $2.32, Carreras exchanged 8,587 shares at 50 cents more to $44.50, Jamaica Broilers in contributing 53,050 shares put on 1 cent to $4.07. National Commercial Bank closed with 42,774 units changing hands and put on $2.50 to close at a new 52 weeks’ high of $25.50, Pan Jamaican Investment finished trading with 7,445 shares to end with an increase of $1.22 at $54. Sagicor Group had trading in 167,699 units to close 9 cents higher, at $10.30, Scotia Group ended with 22,628 shares to close $1.39 higher to a 52 weeks’ high of $22.39 and Supreme Ventures closed with 5,621,956 shares to end with 11 cents more at $2.31.
JSE sum 5-3-15
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless finishing trading with 102,545 shares at 55 cents, Gleaner concluded trading with 1,500 shares at $1.10, Grace Kennedy in trading 10,510 shares, closed at $62 and Kingston Wharves finishing with 1,000 shares trading at $6.40.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes closing with 270,000 units as the price slipped 15 cents to $5.20 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 25,000 shares closed with a loss of 10 cents to $6.70.

Moderate JSE trading – Friday

Friday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange saw moderate trading taking place, resulting in the prices of 8 stocks rising, 8 declining as 25 securities changed hands, ending in only 751,397 units trading, valued at $3,640,271, in all market segments.
JSE sum 27-2-15 Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 33.26 points to close at 81,107.95, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 37.18 points to 89,400.76 and the JSE combined index declined by 137.46 points to 82,801.92.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator is showing a fluidity in price movements with 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras closing with an increase of 45 cents to $44.50 as only 210 units traded. Gleaner finished with a mere 1,000 shares changing hands, the price jumped at 10 cents to 95 cents, Mayberry Investments finished trading with 35,551 units to end with an increase of 5 cents to $2 and Scotia Group saw trading in 2,897 shares as the price jumped at $1 to $22.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Caribbean Cement closing with 1,050 shares changing hands at $2.60, Desnoes & Geddes ending with 3,000 units traded at $5.50, Grace Kennedy finishing with 5,000 shares at $60.51. Jamaica Broilers ending with 19,937 shares changing hands to close $4.05, Jamaica Producers finished with 1,000 units trading at $17, Radio Jamaica ended trading with 816 units to close at $1.35 and Sagicor Group closed with 199,800 shares at $10.50.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless closed with 29,952 units trading as the price slipped 2 cents to 48 cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers in trading 7,936 ordinary shares ended 19 cents lower at $6.91, Jamaica Stock Exchange closing with 3,000 units trading slipped 15 cents to $2, Kingston Wharves closed with 3,750 shares changing hands to close lower by 10 cents to $6.40 and Pan Jamaican Investment had only 128 units trading to end down 73 cents to $52.78.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 118,650 units at $2.

JSE near 20 months’ high

RED STRIPE  factThursday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, ended with big gains in the main market indices, as heavily weighted National Commercial Bank traded as high as $24, Desnoes & Geddes end at $5.50, Kingston Wharves closed up at $6.50 and Sagicor Group gained 10 cents. At the end, the prices of 8 stocks rose 5 declined as 21 securities changed hands, with 3,414,320 units trading, valued at $11,037,316, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 922.34 points to 81,141.21, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 1,031.22 points to close at 89,437.94, the highest since July 15, 2013 and the JSE combined index gained 841.81 points to close at 82,939.38.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.

Scotia Investments put on $2.05 on Thursday.

Scotia Investments put on $2.05 on Thursday.

Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes trading 55,000 units, gained 50 cents to end at $5.50. Jamaica Broilers closed with 26,000 units, 3 cents higher to $4.05, Jamaica Money Market Brokers closed with 79,568 ordinary shares changing hands, with a 20 cents increase to $7.10, Kingston Wharves ending with 699,136 shares, closed 75 cents higher to $6.50, Pan Jamaican Investment finished with 20,000 shares trading, while adding 1 cent to $53.51. Sagicor Group in closing with 2,000 units ended with an increase of 10 cents to $10.50, Scotia Investments finished with only 1,000 shares trading as the price jumped $2.05 to $25.05 and Supreme Ventures closing with 16,800 shares and increase 18 cents to end at $2.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Gleaner ending with 2,007,266 units trading at 85 cents. Grace Kennedy finishing with 1,000 shares at $60.51, followed by 138 Student Living, closing with only 2,500 units at $4.40, Radio Jamaica ending with 1,200 shares changing hands to close at $1.35 and Scotia Group finishing with 20,450 shares trading at $21.
JSE sum 26-2-15 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Berger Paints concluding trading with 49,151 shares changing hands, to close down by 2 cents at $1.55. Caribbean Cement closing with 20,172 units trading as the price slipped 25 cents to $2.60, Carreras ending trading with 17,074 shares trading lower by 45 cents to $44.05, National Commercial Bank in having 40,112 shares changing hands, closed 15 cents lower at $22 after trading at a new intraday 52 weeks’ high of $24.