More stocks decline as volumes jump

In Wednesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange the prices of 6 stocks rose and 9 declined as 29 securities traded, resulting in 22,241,794 shares changing hands valued at $382,726,202.Scotia Investments was one of the brokers that was heavily involved in sales of some of the high volume trades while Pan Caribbean was involved in major crosses for a large portion of the Sagicor Group shares that traded but Scotia Investments was also involved in selling of this stock. Proven Wealth was the broker trading the block of Proven ordinary shares that was crossed. Mayberry Investments closed at a new 52 weeks low at the end of trading.
JSE sum 18-6-14Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell by 320.97 points to 69,940.79 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index moved down by 358.91 points to close at 76,914.71.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Ciboney with only 4,000 units to gain a cent and closed at 8 cents, National Commercial Bank with 2,072,226 shares valued at $35,858,252, closed with a 5 cents gain to $18.55, Pan Jamaican Investment with 745,000 shares with a value of $35,797,2500 closed at $48.05 for a 5 cents rise, Sagicor Group saw 9,543,413 shares changing hands worth $84,556,781 as the price closed up by 10 cents at $8.90 and Supreme Ventures with only 1,150 unis, gained 3 cents to $1.99.

Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price are Cable & Wireless with only 10,000 shares and closed at 27 cents, Caribbean Cement 10,050 units to close at $2.10, Desnoes & Geddes had 846 shares trading, to close at $4.30, Gleaner with 201,732 shares closed at $1.10, Grace Kennedy 1,561,330 shares valued at $84,411,820 to close at $54, Jamaica Broilers 838 shares closed at $4.57, Jamaica Money Market Brokers traded 99,448 units to close at $6.60, Kingston Wharves had 63,082 units changing hands as it closed at $5.05 and Radio Jamaica with 10,292 ended at $1.29.
Preference share| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share with 306,100 units closed unchanged at $3.05.
Declines| The number of stocks that declined in the main market are Berger Paints with 7,863 shares as the price closed down 4 cents at $1.66, Carreras with 100 shares, closed with a decline of 5 cents to $33.95, Mayberry Investments 10,000 units, to close at $1.50, down by 15 cents for a new 52 weeks low, Proven Investments with 5,661,425 units losing 0.0001 US cents to end at 0.1799 US cents. Sagicor Real Estate Fund had only 2,100 units as the price dropped a cents to close at $6.09, Scotia Group had a big trade of 1,251,830 shares valued at $24,171,166, the price lost 10 cents to close at $19.20 and Scotia Investments with 16,353 units ended down by 90 cents, at $23.10
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 0.63 points to close at 710.15 as 7 stocks traded with only one advancing and 2 declining.
Gains| General Accident Insurance was the only stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market with 40,000 units as the price was up a cent at $1.37.
Firm Trades| The stocks in the junior market stocks that traded to close at the same price as the day before are Access Financial with 30,000 shares traded to close at $13.50, Blue Power with 2,452 units closed at $9.01, Medical Disposables with 3,000 shares to close at $2 and Paramount Trading 387,085 units to end at $2.68.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are Caribbean Cream with 174,079 and closed with a decline of 5 cents to close at 70 cents and Consolidated Bakeries traded 26,000 units to close with a 2 cents fall to 80 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 8 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

D&G dominates trade as JSE gains

JSE sum pic 13-6-14There was trading in 25 securities on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with 7 rising and 4 declining as 3,530,162 units changed hands valued at $40,444,650 on Friday with Desnoes & Geddes being the dominant trade with 1.99 million units valued at $9.1 million.Main Market| The JSE Market Index advanced by 164.38 points to close at 70,496.64, the JSE All Jamaican Composite gained 183.80 points to 77,536.24 and only 3 companies in the main market advanced in price and 3 declined.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Desnoes & Geddes with 1,986,182 shares changing hands to close with a gain of 35 cents at $4.60, Cable & Wireless with 8,199 units to close with the gain of a cent at 28 cents and Sagicor Real Estate Fund 14,690 shares, in closing 2 cents higher at $6.10.

Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price are, Berger Paints with 4,890 units in closing at $1.70, Ciboney with 60,000 units and closed at 7 cents, Grace Kennedy had 449,339 units changing hands to close at $54, Jamaica Broilers 25,474 shares and closed at $4.57, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 41,722 ordinary shares closed at $6.50, Kingston Wharves with 10,000 units, closed at $5.05, Sagicor Group 17,540 shares to close at $9.10, Salada Foods, 5,885 units and closed at $8, Scotia Group saw 156,453 units trading to end at $19.30 and Supreme Ventures 58,900 units landed the closing price at $1.95.
Declines| The number of stocks that declined in the main market are Jamaica Producers with 923 shares changing hands, in closing 20 cents lower at $17, National Commercial Bank having 90,950 shares in closing at $1.48 down to $17 and Scotia Investments with 6,520 shares closing at $24 for a fall of $1.50.

Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) 7.50% preference shares traded 78,844 units to close unchanged at $2, JMMB 7.25% preference shares had 141,150 units changing hands to close 5 cents up at $2.50 and JMMB 8.50% preference shares traded 17,000 units to close with a gain of 1 cent at $3.51.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index inched up by 1.58 points to close at 715.42 as 6 stocks traded with 2 advancing and 1 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are Lasco Distributors with 46,700 shares to close at $1.21 with a gain of 3 cents and Lasco Manufacturing with 21,823 shares to close 1 cent higher at $1.05.

Firm Trades| The stocks in the junior market stocks that traded and closed at the same price as the previous trading day are Caribbean Producers with 76,978 units, closing at $2.65, Consolidated Bakeries 10,000 at 90 cents and Lasco Financial with 50,000 units in closing at $1.15.
Declines| Only one stocks declined in the junior market at the end of trading with Jamaican Teas having 150,000 shares changing hands to close 25 cents down at $3.25.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 7 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

Market gives back gains

In today’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange saw the prices of 5 stocks rise and 9 decline as 30 securities traded resulting in 2,017,726 units changing hands valued at $25,146,924 as the main market gave back all of the gains it enjoyed on Monday.
JSE 3-6-14 sumMain Market| 4 companies in the main market advanced and 8 declined as the indices fell with the JSE Market Index slipping 337.72 points to 70,232.74 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index eased 377.62 points to close at 77,241.17.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Hardware & Lumber with 20,000 shares as the price rose 50 cents to close at $10.50, Kingston Wharves 2,000 units with a gain of 16 cents to close at $5.20, Mayberry Investments with 52,000 shares as the price gained 4 cents to close at $1.80 and Scotia Group with 80,402 shares to rise by 13 cents to close at $19.20.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price are Caribbean Cement that traded 1,000 units and closed at $2.70, Ciboney 571,386 units and closed at 10 cents, Cable & Wireless 21,678 units to close at 28 cents, National Commercial Bank 261,698 units to close at $17.50, Scotia Investments 6,439 units as the price closed at $23, Seprod 22,459 shares at $10.50 and Supreme Ventures 5,000 shares at $2.
Declines| The number of stocks that declined in the main market are Carreras with 45,367 shares while losing $1.15 to close at $34.10, Desnoes & Geddes with 7,200 units, losing 5 cents to end at $4.25,
Gleaner 100,100 shares as the price lost 2 cents to close at $1.10, Grace Kennedy 268,646 units with a fall of 50 cents to $53.50, Jamaica Broilers 94,000 shares, the price was down by a cent to close at $4.70, Pan Jamaican Investment 15,385 shares, closing 2 cents lower to end at $48.40, Sagicor Group 24,833 shares as the price dipped 55 cents to close at $8.75 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund 22,591 units while losing 10 cents to end at $6.60.
Preference shares| 5 preference shares traded with prices unchanged at the close of the market with Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share trading 75,000 units to close at $2, followed by Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share with 42,700 units to end at $3.03, Jamaica Public Service 6% preference share with just 500 units at 40 cents, Jamaica Public Service 7% preference share 700 units at 39 cents and Proven Investments 8% preference share with 2,000 units and closed at $5.09.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index gained 1.15 points to close at 734.46 as only 6 stocks traded with 1 advancing and 1 declining.
Gains| Only one stock recorded gains at the end of trading in the junior market as Consolidated Bakeries with 191,823 units trading gained 10 cents to close at 90 cents
Firm Trades| The stocks in the junior market stocks that traded to close at the same price as the day before are Access Financial trading 403 units to close at $13.50, Dolphin Cove 3,400 shares to close at $8.50, Jamaican Teas 50,000 units to end at $3.21 and Lasco Manufacturing with 26,016 shares to close at $1.10.
Declines| One stock declined in the junior market at the end of trading as Lasco Distributors traded 3,000 units to close with a loss of 3 cent at $1.32.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 8 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

Portfolio adjustment pressure prices

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A realignment of pension portfolio following the merger of Sagicor Investments with Sagicor Group In placed pressure on the prices of some stocks as the pension fund disposed of shares to bring the portfolio in line with the pension requirement. The realignment was not completed at the end of trading IC Insider sources advised.
JSE 26-5-14sumIn trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange the prices of a mere 3 stocks rose and 10 declined as 23 securities traded resulting in 8,747,969 shares trading valued at $91,511,864.
Main Market| Only 2 companies in the main market rose and 8 declined as the indices lost altitude for yet another day with the JSE Market Index inching fell by 925.16 points to 71,355.85 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index erased 1,034.48 points to close at 78,497, this is the lower the index has reached since December 20 last year went it closed at 78,575.66.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Barita Investments with 3,780 shares to close with a gain of a cent to end at $2.30 followed by Seprod with 98,565 units changing hands as the price closed with a 20 cents gain at $11.
Firm| There were only 5 stocks in the main market to close without a change in price with Berger Paints trading 65,394 shares as the price closed at $1.67, Grace Kennedy with 56,859 units and closed at $55, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share 128,400 units to close at $3.03, Kingston Wharves 5,000 shares to close at $5 and Mayberry Investments with 66,992 units in closing at $1.71.
Declines| The number of stocks that declined in the main market are Cable & Wireless 62,277 shares while losing 4 cents to close at 35 cents, Carreras traded 1,329 units at $35.26 while losing 54 cents, Hardware & Lumber 20,000 shares to close down 20 cents at $10, Jamaica Broilers 1,486,786 units in closing at $4.70 for a 5 cents fall, National Commercial Bank 2,614,665 units to close down 56 cents at $17, Sagicor Group 3,508,391 as the price lost 30 cents to end at $9, Scotia Group with 95,460 shares with the price closing down by 30 cents at $19.30 and Scotia Investments 28,235 units to close at $23.10 with a 40 cents fall.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 0.74 points to close at 730.97 as 8 stocks traded with 1 advancing and 2 declining.
Gains| The only stock recording gain at the end of trading in the junior market is General Accident with 10,000 units to close at $1.50 with a 2 cents rise.
Firm Trades| 5 stocks in the junior market stocks that traded to close at the same price as the day before with Caribbean Producers exchanging 540 shares to close at $2.75, Consolidated Bakeries 301,953 shares to end at 80 cents, Knutsford Express Services 37,868 shares at $5.16, Lasco Financial Services 2,500 units to close at $1.15 and Paramount Trading 2,575 units to close at $2.68.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are Caribbean Cream traded 100,000 units to close at 70 cents with a 3 cents fall and Lasco Manufacturing with 50,400 units lost 2 cents to close at $1.12.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

6 up 6 down on JSE

In Monday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange the prices of 6 stocks rose and 6 declined with only 22 securities traded, resulting in 3,971,989 shares changing hands valued at $29,955,354.
Main Market| The prices of 5 companies in the main market rose and 5 declined as the indices moved down with the JSE Market Index falling by 252.47 points to 73,129.50 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index erasing 282.31 points to close at 80,480.24.
JSE 19-5-14Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are, Barita Investments with 30,000 shares to close 30 cents higher at $2.30, Cable & Wireless with 745,680 units changing hands as the price gained a cent to close at 32 cents, Carreras closed up by $1.20 to end at $35.95 with 51,728 shares changing hands, Gleaner’s price put on a cent while trading 4,665 units to close at $1.11 and Scotia Group traded 933,985 units as the price gained 14 cents to end at $19.70.
Firm| There were 7 stocks in the main market that closed without a change in price as Grace Kennedy with 37,200 shares closed at $55, Jamaica Broilers exchanged 5,920 units to close at $4.70, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 231,500 units to close at $3.03, Mayberry Investments put through 23,356 shares to close at $1.75, National Commercial Bank had 74,558 shares trading to close at $18, Sagicor Group with 88,440 shares in closing at $9.25 and Seprod with 35,000 shares as the price ended at $10.75.
Declines| The number of stocks declining in the main market are Caribbean Cement with 330,768 shares while losing 5 cents to end at $3.50. Jamaica Money Market Brokers traded 29,800 ordinary shares as the price eased 4 cents to $7.26, Kingston Wharves traded 11,823 shares to close 50 cents off, at $5, followed by Pan Jamaican Investment with 17,272 units to close at $48.50 with a 10 cents decline and Pulse Investments with 400,000 shares at a new 52 weeks low of 30 cents as the price dropped 50 percent or 30 cents.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 2.69 points to close at 725.56 as only 5 stocks traded with one advancing and one declining.
Gains| Lasco Distributors was the sole stock to gain in the junior market on Monday with 100,200 units to close at $1.40 up by 5 cents.
Firm Trades| The stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the previous trading day are Caribbean Producers with 158,094 units at $2.73, Lasco Financial Services 500,000 shares to close at $1.11 and Lasco Manufacturing with 62,000 shares to end at $1.15.
Declines| Only one stock declined in the junior market at the end of trading with Jamaican Teas exchanging 100,000 units to close at $3.21 having lost 29 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had only 2 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 7 stocks with offers that were lower.

Main market closes week up slightly

In Friday’s trading on the Stock Exchange, the prices of 4 stocks rose and 8 declined as 24 securities traded resulting in 6,969,870 shares changing hands, valued at $58,489,956. Main Market| Only 4 companies in the main market advanced in price and 3 declined as the indices closed up with the JSE Market Index rising by 319 points to 73,381.97 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index gaining 356.70 points to close at 80,762.55.
JSE sum 16-5-14Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Cable & Wireless with 17,115 units changing hands to close at 31 cents with a one cent gain, Caribbean Cement with 16,500 stock units to close at $3.55, up by 4 cents, Kingston Wharves 8,396 shares to close at$5.50 for a 50 cents gain and Scotia Investments with 2,200 shares to close up by $1 at $25.50.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price are Berger Paints with 50,444 shares to close at $1.67, Carreras with 3,650 stock units to close at $34.75, Grace Kennedy 2,000 stock units to close at $55, Hardware & Lumber 4,000 shares to close at $10.20, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share, 145,400 units to end at $3.03, Mayberry Investments 2,761 units to close at $1.80, Pan Jamaican Investment 1,000 shares to close at $48.60, Proven Investments 900 ordinary shares to close at 18 US cents and Proven Investments 8% preference share with 5,000 units to end at $5.09.
Declines| The number of stocks that declined in the main market are Barita Investments with 52,500 shares while closing at $2 with a 30 cents fall, Jamaica Broilers 3,000,000 units and closed at $4.70 with a one cent loss and Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 231,503 ordinary shares to close at $7.30 down by 11 cents.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 5.06 points to close at 728.25 with only 6 stocks traded, none advanced and 3 declined.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are Access Financial with 4,900 shares to end at $11.50, Dolphin Cove with 5,529 units and closed at $8.10, Paramount Trading 32,722 units to close at $2.68.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are Caribbean Producers that traded 220,900 units to close at $2.73 down 2 cents, General Accident with 19,798 shares to close at $1.49 with a loss of a cent and Lasco Manufacturing with 16,800 stock units to close at $1.15 with a 1 cent fall.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 4 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

Advancing stocks ahead at JSE

In Thursday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 9 stocks rose and 4 declined as 27 securities traded resulting in 2,717,621 shares changing hands valued at a mere $4,692,842.
Main Market| Six companies in the main market advanced and only two declined as the indices inched forward with the JSE Market Index closing up by 84.04 points to 73,062.97 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index gaining 93.97 points to close at 80,405.85.
JSE sum 15-5-14fGains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Caribbean Cement that traded 100 shares to close with a gain of a cent, at $3.51, Desnoes & Geddes gained 10 cents to close at $4.50 with 373,319 units changing hands, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with only 322 units to close at $7.41 for a 6 cents rise, Pan Jamaican Investment with 1,819 shares to close at $48.60, up by 40 cents, Sagicor Group with 20,627 shares in closing at $9.50 for a gain of 15 cents and Scotia Group 32,000 shares in closing with a 30 cents gain at $20.
Firm| Stocks in the main market to close without a change at the close of the market are Berger Paints which traded with 7,799 units and closed at $1.67, Cable & Wireless 1,584,764 shares to close at 30 cents, Carreras 100 units to close at $34.75, Jamaica Broilers 6,669 shares to close at $4.71, Jamaica Producers 4,100 stock units, to close at $18.26, Kingston Wharves 2,000 shares to close at $5, Mayberry Investments, 12,239 shares to close at $1.80, National Commercial Bank 2,200 stock units to close at $18, Proven Investments 2,000 ordinary shares to close at 18 US cents, Proven Investments 8% preference share, 76,800 units to close at $5.09, Sagicor Real Estate Fund 4,417 units to close at $6.60 and Supreme Ventures 9,835 shares to close at $2.10.
Declines| The number of stocks that declined in the main market are Ciboney with 9,880 shares while losing 2 cents to end at 10 cents and Hardware & Lumber with 20,015 shares to close at $10.20 with a fall of $1.60.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index edged up by 0.46 points to close at 733.31 as 7 stocks traded with 3 advancing and 2 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are Caribbean Cream trading 70,000 units to close up a cent at 73 cents followed by Lasco Financial Services with 20,350 shares to close at $1.11 with a rise of 3 cents and Lasco Manufacturing 109,110 units to close at $1.16, with 16 cents gain.
Firm Trades| 2 junior market stocks traded with the price unchanged at the end of trading with KLE Group having 36,933 units changing hands at 93 cents and Lasco Distributors 249,100 shares to close at $1.35.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are Cargo Handlers with 223 units at $14.01 as the price slipped by 30 cents and Caribbean Producers 60,900 shares to close at $2.75 with the price ending lower by 25 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 8 stocks with offers that were lower.

Main indices up but junior eases

In Tuesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange the prices of 8 stocks rose, 11 declined as 31 securities traded resulting in 7,099,320 shares changing hands valued at $45,025,458.
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Main Market| Seven (7) companies in the main market rose, 5 declined as the indices moved up with the JSE Market Index gaining 526.88 points to 73,019.48 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index moving up 589.14 points to close at 80,357.22.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Carreras trading 60,623 shares to close with a gain of 75 cents at $34.75, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 5,000 units to close at $7.40 with a 10 cents gain, Radio Jamaica with 4,462 shares to close with a gain of a cent at $1.29, Sagicor Group with 534,732 units to close with a gain of 20 cents at $9.35, Sagicor Real Estate Fund 119,402 shares to close 20 cents higher at $6.50, Scotia Group 357,781 units to close at $19.70 as the price rose by 19 cents and Scotia Investments 9,780 shares to close with a gain of $1.40 at $24.50.
Firm| 7 main market stocks closed without a change in price as Berger Paints with 7,899 shares closed at $1.67, Cable & Wireless with 1,076,240 units closed at 30 cents, Jamaica Broilers 482,878 shares to close at $4.71, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share 75,000 units and closed at $2, Jamaica Producers 5,201 shares to close at $18.26, Kingston Wharves 8,106 units as the price closed at $5.75 and Mayberry Investments 2,040 shares to close at $1.75.
Declines| The stocks that declined in the main market are Caribbean Cement with 3,036 shares trading while losing 10 cents to end at $3.50, Desnoes & Geddes with 3,002,000 shares in closing at $4.40 for a 9 cents loss, Grace Kennedy 14,320 units to close at $55 with a loss of $1.50, National Commercial Bank 512,600 shares to close at $17.75, down by 35 cents, and Seprod with 40,667 units in closing at $10.75 for a 50 cents decline.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 2.45 points to close at 733.19 as 12 stocks traded with 1 advancing and 6 declining.
Gains| Blue Power traded 200,000 shares to close 9 cents higher at $9.10 as was the only junior market stock to rise.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market stocks that traded to close at the same price as the day before are Access Financial with 24,575 units changing hands to close at $11.50, AMG Packaging with 5,558 units at $3.49, Derrimon Trading with 286,000 shares to close at $2.28, Knutsford Express traded 3,020 units to close at $5.17 and Lasco Distributors 41,000 units in closing at $1.35.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are Cargo Handlers with 220 units at $14.31 with a fall of 4 cents, Caribbean Cream with 12,530 units to close with a fall of 7 cents at 72 cents, Caribbean Producers with 32,900 shares to close at $2.99 with an fall of 11 cents, Dolphin Cove 19,700 units at $8.10 for a 10 cents decline, Lasco Manufacturing 128,850 shares to end with a fall of 14 cents at $1 and Medical Disposables with 23,200 units in closing at $2 for a 4 cents fall.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 8 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 8 stocks with offers that were lower.

Very moderate market movement

There was very moderate activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange at the close of the trading week as the prices of 10 stocks rose and 8 declined as only 25 securities traded in a very slow market session resulting in 1,571,377 shares trading valued at a mere $8,273,649.
JSE sum 2-5-14Main Market| Six companies in the main and US dollar markets advanced and 6 declined as the indices moved down moderately with the JSE Market Index inching down by 6.80 points to 74,592.23 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index shedding just 7.60 points to close at 82,115.83.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the main market are Kingston Wharves with 9,534 shares to close with a gain of 48 cents at $5.99, National Commercial Bank gained 10 cents to close at $18.10 with 9,100 units changing hands, Proven Investments ordinary share, with 8,570 units to close up 0.02 us cents at 18 US cents, Sagicor Group 18,000 units closing at $9.80 for a 30 cents gain, Salada Foods 5,000 shares to close at $8 as the price gained 50 cents and Scotia Investments with only 700 shares to end at $23.10 for a gain of 10 cents.
Firm| There were only 4 stocks in the main market to close without a change in price as Cable & Wireless with 43,699 shares closed at 40 cents, Carreras with 5,000 units closed at $33.56, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 500,000 and closed at $2 and Proven Investments 8% preference share with 381,800 units closed at $5.07.
Declines| The stocks declining in the main market are Gleaner with 2,500 shares while falling a cent to close at $1.10, Grace Kennedy lost $1.49 to end at $56.51 with 1,600 shares, Jamaica Broilers exchanged 20,538 units to close down a cent at $4.85. Pan Jamaican Investment 10,529 shares to end 55 cents lower at $49.05, Scotia Group had 110,308 units at $20.50 at the close as the price shed 12 cents and Supreme Ventures 3,800 shares to close with a 5 cents decline at $2.05.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 8.14 points to close at 751.34 as 9 stocks traded with 4 advancing and only 2 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are AMG Packaging that traded 5,560 units to close at $3.50, up by a cent, Access Financial with 72,600 units to close at $11.50 with a gain of $1.50, Caribbean Cream 3,000 units to close at 79 cents with a 4 cents increase and Caribbean Producers with 90,000 units in closing at $3, up 2 cents.
Firm Trades| The 3 stocks in the junior market traded to close at the same price as the day before are Blue Power with 3,400 shares in closing at $9.01, Lasco Financial 3,000 shares while closing at $1.20 and Medical Disposables 94,700 units, closing at $2.04.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are General Accident with 2,000 units a $1.60, down 10 cents and Lasco Manufacturing with 166,439 shares to end down by 10 cents at $1.10.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 3 stocks with the bid higher than the last selling price and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

Dividends galore coming

It should be a Merry Christmas for investors in the companies listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange as several companies have either announced dividend payments or have announced plans to make one.

Sagicor Investments Jamaica Limited declared an interim dividend in the amount of 91 cents per stock unit payable on January 28, 2014 to stockholders on record as at January 7, the ex-dividend date of January 3. The company paid an interim dividend of 12 cents per stock unit on October 31, 2013 and 48 cents per stock unit on March 27, 2013. In 2012, Sagicor paid a dividend of 57 cents per stock unit on October 29, 2012 to stockholders and 74.3 cents per stock unit on April 27, 2012.

Jamaica Producers Group Limited has declared an interim dividend of $0.20 per share payable on January 28, 2014 to shareholders on record as at December 31. The ex-dividend date is December 27.

Supreme Ventures Limited has declared a dividend of $0.03 per share payable on January 8, 2014 to shareholders on record as at December 20. The ex-dividend date is December 18.

Jamaica Public Service Company Limited has declared quarterly preference share dividends payable on December 31, 2013 to shareholders on record as at December 13, as follows:

  • JPS 5% “C” – $0.025 per share, JPS 5% “D” – $0.025 per share, JPS 6% “E” – $0.030 per share
  • JPS 7% “B” – $0.035 per share. The ex-dividend date is December 11, 2013.

FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited declared a final dividend for the year ended October 31, 2013 of US$0.015 per share payable on January 30, 2014 to shareholders on record as at December 19. The ex-dividend date is December 17.

Kingston Wharves has declared an interim dividend of 8 cents per share payable on December 20, 2013 to shareholders on record as at December 13. The ex-dividend date is December 11. This brings the payment for 2013 to 16 cents per share compared with 12 cents in 2012. The company paid a final dividend of 2 cents per share in respect of the financial year ended December 2012 and an interim dividend of 8 cents per share in respect of the current year, on Thursday, March 28.  On December 21st last year, a dividend of 10 cents per share was paid.

Hardware & Lumber declared an interim dividend for the year 2013 of 30 cents per stock unit payable on January 17, 2014 to stockholders on record as at December 20. The ex-dividend date is December 18, 2013. The company last paid a dividend of 12.5 cents per stock unit on January 31, 2013.

The Board of Directors of  Scotia Group Jamaica announced a final dividend of 40 cents per stock unit payable on January 13, 2014, to stockholders on record at December 18, 2013. Scotia Investments also declared a final dividend of 45 cents payable on January 13 next year. Both companies have been paying 40 and 45 cents per share from the last quarter of 2012.

Salada Foods Jamaica declared a dividend of 40 cents per share payable on December 19, 2013 to shareholders on record as at December 3. The ex-dividend date is November 29, 2013. The company last paid a dividend of 40 cents per share on January 8, 2013.

Paramount Trading declared an interim dividend of 13.5 cents per share payable on December 10, 2013 to shareholders on record as at November 29. The ex-dividend date is November.

Lasco Distributors is to pay an interim dividend of 2.3 cents per share payable on December 10, 2013 to shareholders on record at November. The ex-dividend date is November 22. The last dividend paid was of $0.25 per share payable on July 31, 2012 based on the number of shares in existence then in June this year the company split the stock into 10 shares for each one already issued..

Jamaica Money Market Brokers declared a 16 cents per share dividend payable on December 18, 2013 to shareholders on record on November 27. The ex-dividend date is November 25. This is a 23% increase over the prior period. The last dividend paid was 10 cents per share on March 28, 2013. Last year December a dividend of 13 cents per ordinary share was paid.

Pan-Jamaican Investment Trust declared a third interim dividend of 50 cents per share payable on December 20, 2013 to shareholders on record as at November 27. The ex-dividend date is November 25. PJAM paid 45 cents on September 20, $1.10 on March 25, and 55 cents on December 20 last year.

Carreras declared an interim dividend of $1.00 per share payable on December 11, 2013 to shareholders on record as at November 20, 2013. The ex-dividend date is November18, 2013. The company last paid a dividend of a similar amount in August. The amounts represent a cut from $1.50 that investors had become accustomed to.  A slide in profits from a drop in sales have resulted in the cut.

Grace Kennedy declared an interim dividend of $0.70 per share payable on December 11, 2013 to shareholders on record as at November 22, 2013. The ex-dividend date is November 20, 2013.

Proven Investments declared a dividend of US$0.0022 per ordinary share payable on December 3, 2013 to shareholders on record at November 19, 2013. The ex-dividend date is November 15, 2013. The also declared a preference share dividend of $0.10 per share payable on December 23, 2013 to shareholders on record as at December 9, 2013. The ex-dividend date is December 5, 2013.

Dolphin Cove declared an interim dividend of $0.10 per share payable on December 4, 2013 to shareholders on record as at November 15, 2013. The ex-dividend date is November 13, 2013.

Dividends for consideration | The Board of Directors of Barita Investments Limited will consider (and if thought fit), recommend the payment of an interim dividend for the financial year ended September 30, 2013 at a meeting to be held on Friday, December 20, 2013.

The Board of Directors of Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited will consider a dividend payment at a meeting to be held on Monday, December 23, 2013.

AMG Packaging & Paper Company will consider the payment of an interim dividend at a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 7, 2014.