NCB dominates as market rises again

NCB Financial dropped $8 on Friday.

Tuesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 9 stocks rising 7 declining as 27 securities changed hands, ending in 11,536,610 units trading, valued at $173,915,246, in all market segments.

National Commercial Bank that dominated trading on Monday with 27,173,167 units, was again the lead trade on Tuesday, with 7,970,682 shares valued at $163,393,196. The majority of shares traded was done by way of a cross executed by Sagicor Investments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 326.79 points to 77,528.25, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 365.36 points to close at a 85,398.48 and the JSE combined index gained 256.46 points to close at 79,427.70.
JSE sum 3-2-15 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 3 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Money Market Brokers trading 22,500 ordinary shares and put on 23 cents to $7, National Commercial Bank traded 7,970,682 shares to end with an increase of 30 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $20.50. Sagicor Investments bought and sold 7,927,299 units of the amount traded, in two lots. Sagicor Group traded 14,298 shares while gaining 50 cents to $10.50. The Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed with 20,775 shares changing hands as the price gained 4 cents to $6.74, Scotia Group traded 31,119 units and put on 20 cents to $20.25 and Supreme Ventures put in 94,445 shares to end with an increase of 10 cents to $2.10.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Berger Paints finishing with 3,039 units changing hands at $1.56, Carreras in trading 98,550 shares closed at $41, Desnoes & Geddes closed with 30,000 shares trading at $4.90. Gleaner had 31,693 units trading at 81 cents, Jamaica Broilers closed with 123,928 units at $4, Jamaica Producers ended with 955 shares changing hands at $17. Proven Investments finished with 9,646 units traded at 21 US cents, Radio Jamaica ended with 4,657 units trading at $1.10 and Seprod finished had 14,348 shares changing hands at $11.90.

Cable & Wireless dropped 20% to 40 cents on Tuesday

Cable & Wireless dropped 20% to 40 cents on Tuesday

Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless ending with 2,013,234 units trading, losing 10 cents to 40 cents as investors reacted negatively to news that the company has to pay Digicel $1.5 billion for interconnection charges. Grace Kennedy had transactions in 9,900 shares to close lower by 10 cents at $61.90, Pan Jamaican Investment closed with 3,816 shares changing hands, 50 cents down at $52 and Scotia Investments in concluding trading in 854 shares lost 4 cents to $22.51.
Preference| Proven Investments 8% preference share closed with 247,500 units trading at $5.

NCB trades at new high of $21

ncb-logo National Commercial Bank (NCB) closed with the price unchanged on Tuesday, but the stock traded at a new high of $21 during trading, as investors react positively to the group’s December results and hike in dividend payment. NCB has only 159,257 units posted on offer in the market at the close, between $22 and $33. Demand ranges from $19.80 down to $16. There are bids amounting to 217,950 units posted to buy at $19 or higher.
Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of only 3 stocks rising, 6 declining as just 18 securities changed hands, ending in 2,915,904 units trading, valued at $27,617,128, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 2.49 points to 77,059.90, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 2.79 points to close at 84,874.85 and the JSE combined index declined 5.67 by points to close at 78,932.63
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 11 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| The sole stock gaining at the last traded price is Carreras with 76,616 shares trading, to gain 38 cents at $38 at the close.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in their last traded prices are, Berger Paints in concluding trading in 15,500 shares with the price holding at $1.55. Kingston Wharves with 330 shares changing hands, closed at $5.60, NCB closed with 1,042,580 shares trading at $20, but after it traded at a new 52 weeks high of $21, Sagicor Group had 87,652 units exchanged at $10.20 and Supreme Ventures closed with 188,628 units trading, to close at $2.15.
JSE sum 27-1-15 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless closing with 1,147,040 units trading, the price slipped 1 cent to 50 cents. Gleaner contributed 38,200 shares trading lower by 1 cent to 81 cents, Grace Kennedy closed with 235 shares changing hands to end up 43 cent lower at $62.57, Hardware & Lumber ended trading with 4,500 units, as the price slipped 14 cents to $7.51. Jamaica Broilers finished with 51,000 units trading as the price declined 1 cent to $4 and Proven Investments ended with 41,445 units trading as the price slipped 0.02 cent to 21 US cents.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 103,000 units at $3, Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 40,300 units to close at $5.

Falling stocks have upper hand again

Thursday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of only 5 stocks rising and 9 declining as 25 securities changed hands, ending in 2,661,715 units trading, valued at $5,515,538, in all market segments.
JSE 22-1-15Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 502.11 points to 76,652.60, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 561.39 points to close at 84,419.47 and the JSE combined index declined by 532.87 points to close at 78,583.98.
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 just 2 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras finishing with 5,452 shares, while gaining 6 cents to reach $37.21. National Commercial Bank traded 17,679 shares with the price gaining 48 cents to end at $19.50 and Grace Kennedy ended with only 1,000 units, the price rise to 95 cents to $63.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Berger Paints ending with 35,207 shares trading to close at $1.55. Cable & Wireless finished with 929,431 shares changing hands to close at 50 cents, Desnoes & Geddes finished with 200 units trading at $4.80, Gleaner ended with 7,017 shares changing hands at 85 cents and Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 10,100 shares at $6.95.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing with 10,749 units trading, the price slipped 2 cents to $2.30. Jamaica Broilers finished traded 135,621 shares lower by 3 cents, to $4, Kingston Wharves closed with 523 shares changing hands to close lower by 4 cents at $5.60, Pan Jamaican Investment ended trading with 3,330 units, the price fell 90 cents, to $52.10. Sagicor Group finished with 18,730 units trading as the price declined by 10 cents to $10.20 and Scotia Group closed with 21,116 units trading 45 cents lower at $20.50.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share had 1,373,086 units changing hands to close at $2 and the junior listing, Eppley 9.5% preference share closed with 3,988 units trading at $6.

First in 2014 declining stocks on top at JSE

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Scotia Group gained  75 cents to $20.95

Scotia Group gained 75 cents to $20.95

In Wednesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the advance decline ratio turned negative for the first time since the start of this year, resulting in the prices of 6 stocks rising and 10 declining as 24 securities changed hands, ending in 1,372,251 units trading valued at $11,197,571, in all market segments.
strong> Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 640.21 points to 77,154.71, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 715.79 points to close at 84,980.86 and the JSE combined index gained 663.14 points to close at 79,116.85.
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 2 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Hardware & Lumber ending with 3,000 units with the price rising 14 cents to $7.65. Jamaica Money Market Brokers closed with 13,396 shares changing hands 5 cents higher at $6.55, National Commercial Bank ended with 24,312 shares trading with a gain of 2 cents to $19.02, Sagicor Group swapped 2,900 shares with the price increasing by 10 cents to $10.30 and Scotia Group closed with 83,608 units changing hands 75 cents higher to $20.95.
JSE sum 21-1-15 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless in exchanging 271,167 units ended at 50 cents. Kingston Wharves finished with 29,708 units trading to end at $6, Mayberry Investments closed at $2 with 15,772 units traded, Pan Jamaican Investment traded 1,040 units at $53 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed with 1,370 units trading at $6.95.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing with 31,686 units trading as the price slipped 18 cents to $2.32. Desnoes & Geddes contributed 26,049 shares in trading lower by 5 cents to $4.80, Gleaner closed with 103 shares changing hands lower by 5 cents to 85 cents, Grace Kennedy concluded trading with 1,010 units, the price slipped 95 cents to $62.05, Jamaica Broilers finished with 14,950 units trading as the price declined by 8 cents to $4.02. Proven Investments ended with 235,450 shares trading lower by 0.39 cents to 20.61 US cents, Salada Foods in concluding transaction in 200,000 units closed with the price falling 11 cents to $10.39, Scotia Investments traded 3,674 units with the price declining 49 cents to $22.51 and Seprod closed with 1,711 shares trading lower by 50 cents to $12.50.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share had 17,216 units changing hands at $3 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 15,000 units at $2.

Declining stocks still can’t get upper hand

Bull2_150X150With more than 2 trading weeks gone in January, the number of declining stocks have still not exceeded those advancing on any date so far on the Jamaica Stock Exchange. Monday’s trading activity, resulted in the prices of 7 stocks rising and 7 declining as 24 securities changed hands, ending in only 1,372,251 units traded, valued at a mere $9,697,061, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 126.58 points to 76,700.43, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 141.51 points to close at 84,472.94 and the JSE combined index advanced by 152.16 points to close at 78,634.65.
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 3 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless ending with 202,960 units changing hands to close with a gain of 2 cents at 50 cents. Pan Jamaican Investment ended with 3,607 units changing hands to close at 98 cents up to $53, Sagicor Group ending with 390 units with the price rising 20 cents $10.20 and Scotia Group ended trading with 28,908 shares changing hands to close 50 cents higher to $20.50.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded price are, Grace Kennedy closing with 42,250 units at $63. Jamaica Stock Exchange finishing with 8,000 stock units trading at $2, Kingston Wharves ending with 1,582 shares at $6, Radio Jamaica trading 1,386 units at $1.30 and Supreme Ventures with 10,956 shares changing hands to close at $2.
JSE sum 19-1-15 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes finishing with 500 shares trading lower by 5 cents to $4.80, Jamaica Money Market Brokers closed with 255,465 ordinary shares changing hands to end lower by 15 cents at $6.50, Jamaica Producers ended trading with 445 units, the stock price slipped $1.30 to $15.70, Mayberry Investments finished with 1,020 units trading, the price declined by 2 cents to $1.98, National Commercial Bank closed with 30,713 units trading as the price fell 50 cents to $19 and Scotia Investments ended with 1,000 shares trading lower by 1 cent at $23.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 17,000 units at $3.

JPS share jumps $119

JPSIn Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the price of Jamaica Public Services 9.5% Preference shares jumped by $118.90 to end at $1,125 for a new all-time high as investors traded the stock for $236,250,000. Activity in the overall market resulted in the prices of 10 stocks rising and 3 declining as 26 securities changed hands, ending in 2,749,084 units trading, valued at $241,908,563, in all market segments.
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 4 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell 205.19 points to 76,128.35, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index lost 229.40 points to close at 83,833.34 and the JSE combined index declined by 181.96 points to close at 78,141.73.
Gains| Stocks gaining at their last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras ending with 500 units, the price rose 2 cents to $37.03. Jamaica Broilers ended with 70,537 units changing hands to close with a gain of 3 cents at $4.02, Jamaica Money Market Brokers finishing with 68,763 shares changing hands, to close with a gain of 5 cents, to $6.55. Jamaica Stock Exchange finished with 30,000 shares changing hands, 10 cents higher at $2, National Commercial Bank ended with 8,405 shares trading to gain 20 cents at $19. Sagicor Group finished trading with 27,006 units changing hands to close with a gain of 4 cents at $9.95 and Supreme Ventures finished trading with 4,000 shares with the price rising 3 cents to $1.80
JSE sum 12-1-15 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded price are, Cable & Wireless closing with 202,323 units trading at 48 cents. Caribbean Cement ended with 45,596 units trading at $2.50, Kingston Wharves closed with 4,747 shares at $6, Radio Jamaica closed with 4,400 units at $1.30, Scotia Group finished with 33,854 units trading at $20.10 and Scotia Investments ended with 9,002 shares trading at $23.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Grace Kennedy closing with 3,896 units trading as the price slipped $1 to $62, Mayberry Investments finished with 400,500 shares trading lower by 5 cents to $1.95 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended with 2,000 shares changing hands to close lower 15 cents lower at $7.05.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share had 309,000 shares changing hands at $2 and Jamaica Public Service Co 9.5% preference share ended with 210,000 units changing hands to close with a gain of $118.90 at $1,125, the move has reduced the yield to 8.44 percent fr0m 9.5 percent, the coupon rate.

NCB at new high as 10 stocks rise

NCB Nkgn -2014In Thursday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, National Commercial Bank jumped to a new 52 weeks’ high of $19.99 at the close of trading, as interest continues to build in Jamaican stocks. At the close, the prices of 10 stocks rose and 6 declined, the fifth consecutive day that the number of declining stocks, were not leading. Overall 27 securities changed hands, ending in 3,023,823 units trading, valued at $21,907,847, in all market segments.
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 2 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 234.58 points to 77,036.20, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 262.28 points to close at 84,848.36 and the JSE combined index gained 232.26 declined by points to close at 78,991.22.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras with 4,700 shares, gains 1 cent, to end at $37.01. Gleaner closed with 9,000 units changing hands and put on 5 cents at 90 cents, Mayberry Investments closed 10 cents higher in trading with 46,200 shares at $2, National Commercial Bank finished trading with 497,424 units changing hands to close 99 cents higher at $19.99, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading with 63,368 shares with the price rising 3 cents to $7.05 and Supreme Ventures traded 7,000 units with the price rising 1 cent to $1.77.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Caribbean Cement closing with 211,147 units trading at $2.50, Desnoes & Geddes finished with 10,000 shares trading at $4.90, Grace Kennedy ended with 9,100 units trading at $61.50. Jamaica Producers in trading 242 shares closed at $17.50, Kingston Wharves closed with 24,500 units changing hands at $6. Pan Jamaican Investment ended with 2,000 shares changing hands at $56, Proven Investments closed with 255,631 shares trading at 20.5US cents. Radio Jamaica finished with 6,645 units trading to end at $1.30, Scotia Group ended with 29,528 units trading at $20.50 and Scotia Investments closed trading with 1,000 units at $23.
JSE 8-1-15f Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless ending with 83,941 units trading, the price slipped 2 cents to 46 cents. Jamaica Broilers finishing with 17,948 units as the price slipped 5 cents to $4.05, Jamaica Money Market Brokers finished with 68,640 ordinary shares trading lower by 60 cents, to $6.51. Sagicor Group ended with 12,100 shares trading lower by 12 cents to $9.91 and Seprod closing with 13,574 units trading as the price slipped 70 cents to $13.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share closed with 591,969 units changing hands at $2.

8 stocks rose 3 declined on JSE

NCB stock gained 35 cents to end at $19 on Wednesday

NCB stock gained 35 cents to end at $19 on Wednesday

Wednesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 8 stocks rising and only 3 declining as 22 securities changed hands. Since the start of the year, there have been no days when there were more losing than winning stocks. The market closed with 1,537,928 units trading, valued at $9,148,634, in all market segments.
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 just 2 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 438.19 points to 76,801.62, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 489.91 points to close at 84,586.08 and the JSE combined index gained 385.03 points to close at 78,758.96.
Grace stock gained 49 cents to end at $61.50.

Grace stock gained 49 cents to end at $61.50.

Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement ending with 316,475 shares changing hands, 10 cents higher at $2.50. Grace Kennedy ended trading with 5,305 units, the price rose 49 cents $61.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers closed with 51,993 shares trading and gained 1 cent to $7.11, Mayberry Investments ended trading with 474,900 units changing hands to close 3 cents up, to $1.90. National Commercial Bank finished trading with 21,341 shares in gaining of 35 cents to $19, Sagicor Group had 138,592 shares changing hands with the price rising 5 cents to $10.03 and Scotia Group ended with 53,354 units with the price rising 25 cents to $20.50.
JSE 7-1-15f Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless closing with 37,878 units trading at 48 cents, followed by Carreras finishing with 47,535 shares changing hands at $37. Desnoes & Geddes had 20,039 shares changing hands to close at $4.90, Jamaica Broilers ended with 1,000 shares trading at $4.10, Radio Jamaica in trading 795 units ended at $1.30, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed with 3,400 units at $7.02.
Declines| Pan Jamaican Investment ended with 16,710 shares trading lower by 15 cents to $56 and was the sole loser in the main market.

Scotia Group pushes market down sharply

SCot Bnk signThe Jamaica Stock Exchange main market indices fell back sharply on Tuesday as suggested in yesterday’s commentary with Scotia Group being the main mover of the index. Today the banking group stocks closed at $20.25 well off the close on Monday added to the fall National Commercial Bank stock price also fell and helped pulled down the indices.
Trading activity saw moderate activity for the first time in 138 Student Living, in both ordinary and preference shares helping the overall market in recording prices gain for 8 stocks and decline in 4 as 23 securities changed hands, ending in 1,347,407 units trading, valued at $7,189,700, in all market segments.
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.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained points to , the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell/ rose/ decline points to close at and the JSE combined index gained declined by points to close at
JSE 6-1-15f Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, trading for the first time, since listing in December, 138 Student Living ordinary shares, ended trading with 5,000 units to gain 10 cents on the IPO price, to close at $4.10. Grace Kennedy closed with only 135 shares changing hands to gain 1 cent at $61.01 and Radio Jamaica had 20,000 shares with the price rising 15 cents at $1.30.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless closing with 191,250 shares trading at 48 cents, Carreras finished with 14,640 shares changing hands to close at $37. Desnoes & Geddes ended with 3,798 shares changing hands at $4.90, Jamaica Broilers closed with 2,350 shares at $4.10, Kingston Wharves with 1,400 shares changing hands, closed at $6, Proven Investments finished with 35,000 shares at 20.5 US cents and Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended with 2,000 shares trading at $7.02.
NCB1 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, National Commercial Bank closing with 7,430 units trading, the price slipped 34 cents to $18.65. Sagicor Group finished with 266,000 shares trading lower by 2 cents at $9.98, Scotia Group ended with 36,488 shares trading $2 lower at $20.25 and Supreme Ventures ended trading with 30,000 shares changing hands to close 24 cents lower at $1.76.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference shares traded 601,215 units to end at $3,Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference shares traded 21,781 units at $2 and 138 Student Living Variable Preference share closed with 11,000 shares trading with a gain of 10 cents t0 $5.10 on the IPO price.

Year ends with 11 stocks up 7 down

day’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 11 stocks rising and 7 declining as 30 securities changed hands, ending in 1,626,438 units trading, valued at only $4,460,185, in all market segments.
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IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 18 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower. With this being the final trading day for the year, the high levels of higher bids may be due to portfolio managers trying to influence year-end values for their portfolios. The numbers have been rising, with the day before Christmas having a reading of 9 to 4, followed by Monday with 10 to 2 and Tuesday 14 to 2. This is a development worth watching, to see if it carries over with a strong reading into 2015.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 375.48 points to 76,353.39, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 419.80 points to close at 84,084.94 and the JSE combined index gained declined by 322.23 points to close at 78,223.45. The market closed out 2014 with the all Jamaica rising by 2.7 percent for the year, the JSE composite is down 5.3 percent and the junior market 9.2 percent.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Barita Investments concluded trading with 18,000 shares changing hands to close with a gain of 7 cents at $2.25. Berger Paints ended with 16,000 shares trading with a gain of 15 cents to a new 52 weeks’ high of $2, Jamaica Broilers finished with 5,000 shares trading with a gain of 3 cents to $4.04, Jamaica Producers ended with 30,000 shares changing hands to close 25 cents higher at $17.50, Mayberry Investments finished trading with 1,020 shares changing hands to close 2 cents up to $1.52, Proven Investments concluded trading with 35,639 ordinary shares changing hands and increased in price by 0.23 cents to close at 19 US cents, Sagicor Group ended with 41,000 shares with the price rising 25 cents to $10.25 and Supreme Ventures ended trading with 48,400 shares trading with a gain of 10 cents to $2.

Berger closed up 15 cents or 8% to $2, with no stock on offer at the end of trading

Berger closed up 15 cents or 8% to $2, with no stock on offer at the end of trading

Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless with 800,000 shares changing hands at 48 cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers ended with 81,704 ordinary shares trading at $7.10. Kingston Wharves ended trading with 23,861 shares changing hands at $6, National Commercial Bank ended with 7,200 shares at $18.50 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed with 1,500 shares changing hands at $7.11.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras closed with a loss of 41 cents white trading 10,500 shares to close at $36.40, Desnoes & Geddes ended with 51,900 shares changing hands to close 5 cent down at $4.95, Grace Kennedy closed with 500 units, the price slipped $2 to $61, Pan Jamaican Investment finished with 433 units trading as the price slipped 95 cents $59 and Scotia Group closed the year with 800 shares trading lower by 39 cents to $20.01.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share finished with 428 units trading at $2 and Proven Investments 8% preference share ended with 41,011 shares changing hands to close at $5.10.