Stocks continue upward move on JSE

Thursday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 9 stocks rising and 3 declining as 24 securities changed hands, resulting in 6,462,363 units trading, valued at $54,606,207.
Main Market| At the close of the market the JSE Market Index gained 321.86 points to 72,682.82 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 359.90 points to close at 79,980.79.
JSE -18-9-14 Gains| Stocks gaining, with the last traded prices, at the close in the main market are, Jamaica Broilers with 10,500 shares, rising 5 cents to $4.70, Kingston Wharves with 5,250 shares changing hands, lost a cent at $5.01, Sagicor Real Estate Fund had 17,000 shares changing hands, 3 cents higher at $7.14 and Scotia Investments 22,050 shares at 20 cents more at $21.70.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in last traded price are, Cable & Wireless with 3,317 units at 30 cents, Carreras 275,340 shares at $34.65, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 4,525,000 ordinary shares, closed at $6.95, Jamaica Producers with 788 units ended at $15.08, Proven Investments 5,350 ordinary shares closed at 17.99 US cents, Sagicor Group 570,000 shares closed at $9.75 and Supreme Ventures with 31,000 units at $1.95.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses, at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Grace Kennedy with 1,623 shares, lost $1 to end at $60, National Commercial Bank traded 256,643 units at $17.86, a loss of 4 cents and Scotia Group with 65,819 shares, closed 6 cents lower at $19.20.
Preference| Eppley 9.5% preference share traded units 12,167 at $6.10, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share put through 30,000 units at $3.01 and Proven Investments 8% preference share, traded 43,500 units at $5.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index increased 4.01 points to close at 668.07 as 8 stocks traded with 5 advancing and none declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are, Blue Power traded 121 units 5 cents higher at $9.05, Dolphin Cove 348 shares closed 30 higher at $8.80, General Accident closed with 239,024 shares and gained 5 cents to $1.50, Lasco Financial 172,400 units, increased 1 cent to 98 cents and Lasco Manufacturing had 16,000 units trading 1 cent higher at $1.02.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, KLE with 127,123 shares at $1 and Lasco Distributors with 32,000 shares changing hands at $1.12.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 stocks with offers that were lower.

Advancing stocks in ascendancy in September

Activity on Wednesday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 8 stocks rising and 5 declining as 25 securities changed hands, resulting in 2,998,340 units trading, valued at $18,427,427. Stocks advancing were in the ascendancy for the second day in a row and continuing a trend since the start of September when there were only three days when declining stocks were just slightly more than advancing ones and in these case the difference was only one stock.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 281.47 points to 72,360.96 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 314.73 points to close at 79,620.89.
JSE 17-9-14 Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras with 2,800 shares trading and rose 5 cents to $34.65, Grace Kennedy had 34,500 shares changing hands, $2 higher at $61, Jamaica Broilers put through 1,562,540 units with a gain of 15 cents to $4.65, Mayberry Investments had 28,620 units trading to close 10 cents higher at $1.70, National Commercial Bank had 4,600 shares changing hands 5 cents higher at $17.90, Scotia Group added 265,860 units, with the price increasing 11 cents to $19.26 and Supreme Ventures 35,665 shares traded with a gain of 15 cents at $1.95.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price and last traded prices are, Gleaner with 188,597 units to close at $1.05, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 32,015 ordinary shares ended at $6.95, Kingston Wharves 1,252 units traded at $5, Proven Investments with 65,100 share closed at 17.99 US cents, Radio Jamaica with 10,102 shares, closed at $1.04, Sagicor Group with 57,130 shares closed at $9.75 and Scotia Investments had 8,020 units trading at $21.50.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes with 26,200 shares, lost 10 cents to end at $4.70, Jamaica Producers traded just 2,607 units, lost 32 cents to end at $15.08, a new 52 weeks’ low and Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 22,054 shares, closed with a cent loss at $7.11.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 145,700 units at $2 and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 15,800 at $5.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index increased 0.36 points to close at 664.06 as 6 stocks traded with 1 advancing and 3 declining.
Gains| The only stock with a gain at the end of trading in the junior market, is Lasco Financial with 254,000 units to gain 2 cents at 97 cents.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are Caribbean Producers with 6,145 shares at $2.50 and General Accident 65,000 units at $1.45.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are Caribbean Cream with 90,000 shares changing hands, lost 1 cent to end at 64 cents, Lasco Distributors with 43,050 shares, the price lost 2 cents to end at $1.12 and Lasco Manufacturing with 30,983 shares closed with a decline of 2 cents at $1.01.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 stocks with offers that were lower.

Advancing stocks beat declining ones 10 to 5

Activity on Tuesday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 10 stocks rising and 5 declining as 22 securities changed hands, resulting in 2,709,606 units trading, valued at $13,735,300.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 281.11 points to 72,079.49 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 314.34 points to close at 79,306.16.
JSE 16-9-14 Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras with 36,263 shares trading, with a 10 cents rise to $34.60, Desnoes & Geddes had 300 shares changing hands, 10 cents higher at $4.80, Proven Investments put through 1,000 units with a gain of 0.74 US cents to 17.99 US cents, Sagicor Group had 965,175 shares changing hands at 45 cents higher to $9.75, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 11,715 units, increased 2 cents to $7.12 and Scotia Group 36,455 shares traded with a gain of 5 cents at $19.15.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price, with volume and last traded prices are, Gleaner with 500 units closed at $1.05, Grace Kennedy 3,348 shares ended at $59, Jamaica Broilers had 2,000 units trading at $4.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers ordinary share closed with 15,330 shares at $6.95 and Jamaica Producers closed with 500 shares at $15.40.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Kingston Wharves with 24,915 shares, lost 25 cents to end at $5, Mayberry Investments traded just 500 units at $1.60 for a 10 cents loss and National Commercial Bank with only 1,200 shares, closed with a 15 cents loss at $17.85.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 103,000 units, for a cent increase at $3.01.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index increased 1.54 points to close at 663.70 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 Producers traded 3,855 units with a gain of 14 cents to $2.50, Consolidated Bakeries with 910,840 units, closed 5 cents higher at 85 cents and Lasco Distributors had 177,798 units trading with a 1 cent gain at $1.14.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are Caribbean Cream traded 22,760 shares at 65 cents and General Accident 320,000 units at $1.45.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are Lasco Financial with 37,000 shares changing hands lost 3 cents to end at 95 cents and Lasco Manufacturing with 35,152 shares 1 cents to end at $1.03.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

Three 7s clashed Monday on the JSE

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What will happen when the three 7s clash? Whatever, the facts are that three 7s did clash at the end of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, on Monday, as the prices of 7 stocks rose, 7 declined and 7 held firm, as 21 securities changed hands, resulting in 8,573,262 units valued at $6,218,041 being exchanged. Trading activity left the two main indices sharply down, at the close of the market.
JSE sum 15-9-14 Main Market| The JSE Market Index dived 1,027.02 points to 71,798.38 and the JSE All Jamaican Index fell 1,148.40 points to 78,991.82, with Scotia Group falling by 90 cents and Grace Kennedy by $1.50.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market are, Berger Paints trading 1,800 shares to close with a gain of 2 cents at $1.62, Cable & Wireless with 5,975,977 shares, gained 2 cents to 30 cents, Kingston Wharves with 18,475 units changing hands, gained 24 cents at $5.25 and Proven Investments ordinary, traded 16,900 units to gain 0.15 US cent to end at 17.25 US cents.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a price change are, Desnoes & Geddes with 5,000 shares changing hands and closed at $4.70, Sagicor Group 7,000 shares ending up closing at $9.30 and Supreme Ventures 2,500 shares closed at $1.80.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement 13,423 shares, closed down 15 cents at $2.55, Carreras 20,318 shares changing hands resulted in 25 cents lost, to $34.50, Grace Kennedy had a mere 250 units trading but the price dropped, $1.50 to $59, Jamaica Broilers put through 100,571 shares while losing 2 cents, to end at $4.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers had 49,782 ordinary shares closing 5 cents down at $6.95 and Scotia Group with 11,600 shares, closed down 90 cents to $19.10.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share, traded 20,000 units at $3 and their 8.50% preference share put in 25,000 units, 5 cents lower at $3.45.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index rose 1.67 points to close at 662.16, as 6 securities traded, with 3 advancing and none declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are, Consolidated Bakeries with 1,816,000 units changing hands, 5 cents higher to close at 80 cents, General Accident with 200,000 shares changing hands and closed with a gain of 5 cents to $1.45 and Lasco Distributors in trading 210,690 units put on a cent to $1.13.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Jamaican Teas that had 11,143 shares trading at $3.30 at the close, Knutsford Express with 1,812 shares, ended at $5 and Lasco Manufacturing ended up with 65,021 units at $1.04 at the close.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 stocks with offers that were lower.

Moderate day but JSE puts in nice gain

In Friday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 7 stocks rose and 6 declined, as 20 securities changed hands, one stock closed at 52 weeks’ low. A total volume of 3,160,771 shares, valued at $13,089,114 traded.
JSE 12-9-14 Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 922.25 points to 72,825.40 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index, jumped 1,031.25 points to close at 80,140.22.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 55,402 units changing hands, and gained 5 cents to $7, Kingston Wharves put through 40,914 shares at 1 cents more, to $5.01, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 24,880 units, gained 10 cents to $7.10 and Scotia Group had 12,500 shares trading, to close with a gain of 95 cents at $20.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price, with volume and last traded prices are, Gleaner 1,000 shares, closing at $1.05, National Commercial Bank had 17,049 shares changing hands at $18 and Radio Jamaica with 9,585 shares, closed at $1.04.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Barita Investments with 43,000 shares, closed at $2.19 with a 1 cent fall, Cable & Wireless had 1,485,092 units changing hands, with 1 cent fall to 28 cents, Carreras put in 4,140 units and closed 5 cents lower at $34.75, Jamaica Broilers 1,000 shares ended with 1 cent decline at $4.52, Jamaica Producers had a sizable trade of 650,000 shares but the price shed 20 cents to $15.40 for a new 52 weeks’ low and Supreme Ventures 11,264 shares cost 1 cent less at $1.80.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 100,000 units at $3 and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 2,000 units at $5.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index put on 2.65 points to close at 660.49 as only 4 stocks traded with 3 advancing and none declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market, are AMG Packaging with 17,767 shares to close with a 10 cents gain at $2.50, Lasco Financial 587,650 shares led to a gain of 1 cent to 98 cents and Lasco Manufacturing with 37,576 units, to close 3 cents higher, at $1.04
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Jamaican Teas with 2,952 units a $3.30 and Lasco Distributors with 57,000 shares at $1.12.
Declines| No stock declined in the junior market at the end of trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

Woefully poor trading levels on JSE

Trading on Monday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, was slow, with very low volume and the number of active securities. The prices of 4 stocks rose and 5 declined as 19 securities changed hands, resulting in a mere 1,766,283 shares trading, valued at $$6,535,261.
JSE Sum 8-9-14 Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell by 125.11 points to 71,626.41 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index dipped 139.90 points to close at 78,799.53.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market, are Jamaica Broilers in trading 46,360 units, closed at $4.52 by gaining 2 cents, Mayberry Investments with 2,040 shares to close with a gain of 3 cents at $1.70 and Scotia Group with 41,687 units to gain 5 cents to $19.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a price change, with volume and last traded prices, are Berger Paints with 3,799 shares closing at $1.60, Cable & Wireless with 4,348 units closed at 29 cents, Caribbean Cement 16,954 shares at $2.70, followed by Carreras with 6,120 units at $34.80, Ciboney put through only 2,000 shares at 7 cents, Grace Kennedy with 1,477 units, ended at $60.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers had only 1,833 units trading at $6.95 and Sagicor Group with 21,140 shares closed at $9.30.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market, are, Hardware & Lumber with 600 shares, lost 51 cents to end at $6.50, Kingston Wharves with 57,191 units closed 2 cents less at $5, Radio Jamaica had 10,292 units changing hands, for the loss of a cent at $1.04 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed with 1,200 changing hands by losing 4 cents to close at $6.91.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 1,399,467 units at $3 and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 38,000 units at $5.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 0.08 points to close at 653.86 as only 2 stocks traded with 1 advancing and 1 declining.
Gains| Caribbean Producers traded 110,775 shares to close 1 cent higher at $2.36 to be the only stocks recording an increase at the end of trading in the junior market.
Firm Trades| No active stock in the junior market, closed at the same price as the day before.
Declines| Blue Power is the sole stock to record a decline in price, as it traded 1,000 shares while losing 5 cents to $9.05.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

Declines & advances even as JSE continues sideways

In Friday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 7 stocks rose and 7 declined as 24 securities changed hands, resulting in 3,072,116 units trading, valued at $22,272,471.
JSE sum -5-9-14 Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell by 550.24 points to 71,751.52 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index dived 615.26 points, to close at 78,939.43.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement with 7,975 shares to close with a gain of 20 cents at $2.70, Pan Jamaican Investment had 2,552 units changing hands to gain 42 cents at $49, Proven Investments ordinary share, traded 322,428 units to gain 0.15 US cents to end at 17 US cents and Radio Jamaica had just 483 units changing ownership and gained a cent to $1.05.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price with volume and last traded prices are, Berger Paints with 34,975 units, closed at $1.60, Cable & Wireless had just 33,384 shares trading, in closing at 29 cents, Grace Kennedy put through 684 units to close at $60.50, Jamaica Broilers 172,852 shares traded at $4.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers ordinary, traded 217,974 shares to close at $6.95, National Commercial Bank with 50,450 shares closed at $18, Scotia Group enjoyed the exchange of 136,580 shares at $18.95 and Seprod 1,037 shares went through at $11.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes with 115,228 shares, while losing 15 cents to end at $4.50, Kingston Wharves 3,500 shares was traded at 48 cents lower, to end at $5.02, Mayberry Investments with 4,080 units passing through the market, lost 23 cents to end at $1.67, Sagicor Group with 602,981 shares, lost 10 cents to end at $9.30 and Scotia Investments with 4,100 units changing hands, closed $2.60 down at $21.40.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 80,500 units at $3 and the 7.50% preference share, traded 1,000,000 units at $2.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index, declined by 12.30 points to close at 653.94 as only 4 stocks traded, with 3 advancing and 1 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market, are Blue Power with 5,000 shares, gaining 5 cents to $9.10, Lasco Financial with 81,000 units traded, to close 8 cents higher at $1 and Lasco Manufacturing with 15,348 shares, close with a gain of 11 cents at $1.04.
Firm Trades| There were no active stocks in the junior market that that closed at the same price as the day before.
Declines| Lasco Distributors with 146,506 shares was the sole security declining in the junior market, at the end of trading, the price slipped a cent to end at $1.11.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower. An indication that the market is moving sideways for now.

Active securities climbed on JSE

In Thursday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 11 stocks rose and 9 declined as 29 securities changed hands, resulting in 4,031,674 shares trading, valued at $20,663,144.
JSE sum 4-9-14 Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 539.88 points to 72,301.76 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 603.67 points to close at 79,554.69.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains at the end of trading, in the main market are, Caribbean Cement with 10,000 shares trading to close with a gain of 10 cents at $2.50, Desnoes & Geddes with 10,000 shares with 5 cents gain, to $4.65, Kingston Wharves gained 48 cents while trading 500 shares at $5.50, Mayberry Investments gained 20 cents to close at $1.90 with 144,148 units changing hands. Sagicor Group had 706,269 active units and closed 40 cents higher at $9.40, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 28,880 units, gained 5 cents at $6.95, Scotia Investments traded only 1,000 shares and put on $2.60 to end at $24 and Seprod with 18,825 units closed 25 cents up at $11.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price, with volume and last traded prices are, Berger Paints with 5,000 shares closing at $1.60, Carreras trading 4,711 units and closed at $34.90 and National Commercial Bank with 25,352 shares, closed at $18.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless with 12,000 shares, declined by a cent to close at 29 cents, Grace Kennedy with only 199 shares, dipped 50 cents to $60.50, Hardware & Lumber with 10,000 shares, lost 59 cents to end at $7.01, Jamaica Broilers with 2,374,605 shares closed 20 cent down at $4.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 11,406 shares, saw the price slipping by a cent to $6.95 and Scotia Group 8,950 shares traded with a loss of 5 cents at $18.95.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) 8.75% preference share traded 2,000 units at $3, JMMB 7.50% preference share ended trading with 240,000 units at $2 and Proven Investments 8% Preference share traded 113,300 units at $5.05.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 7.79 points to close at 641.64 as 9 stocks traded with 3 advancing and 3 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are, Dolphin Cove with activity in 2,000 shares as the price was up 25 cents to $8, General Accident with 15,000 shares put on 2 cents to $1.36 and Lasco Distributors traded 92,770 units at a cent higher at $1.12.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Access Financial with 2,400 units at $10.18, Honey Bun ended at $2.34 with 1,736 shares changing hands and Lasco Financial 110,956 shares, traded at 92 cents.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are, Blue Power with just 3,415 units, shed 1 cent to $9.05, Caribbean Producers with 15,000 shares lost a cent, to end at $2.35 and Lasco Manufacturing 61,252 units closed own a cent at 93 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 4 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 stocks with offers that were lower.

Scotia takes back most of Tuesday’s gains

BNS -Consprng On a light trading day on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, on Wednesday’s, only 16 securities traded, as the prices of 4 rose and 5 declined, resulting in 4,375,135 securities changing hands, valued at $26,470,726.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gave up 1,331.74 of the 1,732.90 points it gained on Tuesday, to end at 71,761.88 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index gave back 1,489.11 of the 1,937.69 points increase on Tuesday, to close at 78,951.02. Scotia Group fell back to $19 at the close, this stock was the major influence on the downward indices’ movement.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market, are Caribbean Cement with only 1,000 shares traded, to close with an 18 cents rise to $2.40, Carreras with 168,403 shares, to close with a gain of 10 cents at $34.90, Mayberry Investments gained 5 cents to close at $1.70, in trading 2,350 units and Supreme Ventures with 2,100 shares changing hands, gained a cent, to end at $1.81.
JSE sum 3-9-14.fpng Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price, with volume and last traded prices are, Grace Kennedy with 4,910 shares, closing at $61, Jamaica Broilers 800 shares trading at $4.70, Kingston Wharves had only 100 units being active at $5.02, National Commercial Bank put through 27,612 shares at $18 and Scotia Investments with 2,255 units, closed at $21.40.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses, at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes with 4,055,626 units, the price declined by 5 cents to $4.60, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 5,178 ordinary shares, lost 4 cents to end at $6.96, Sagicor Group had 87,723 changing hands, with the loss of 50 cents at $9 and Scotia Group fell from Tuesday’s jump to of $1.68 to close with 11,860 units trading, with the price falling back by $1.47 to $19.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 4,450 units at $3.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 0.42 points to close at 649.43 as just 2 stocks traded, Blue Power with 100 shares a $9.06 and Knutsford Express with 668 units at $5, down 16 cents, for a new 52 weeks’ low.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

Scotia Group drives indices up sharply

scotiabankBuilding150x150 The major indices of the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped sharply In Tuesday’s trading, but this may not last as a jump in Scotia Group share price to $20.49 was the main reason for the big move, as Scotia Investments purchase the vast majority of the stock. For the overall market prices of 10 stocks rose, 5 declined as 26 securities changed hands, resulting in 13,528,222 shares trading, valued at $26,762,169.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index leapt by 1,732.90 points to 73,093.62 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index jumped 1,937.69 points to close at 80,440.13,
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market, are Caribbean Cement with 24,297 units changing hands, gained 12 cents to $2.22, Grace Kennedy with 1,090 shares added $2 to price to end at $61, Jamaica Broilers had 600 units trading, as the price gained 13 cents to $4.70, National Commercial Bank with 5,125 shares put on 38 cents to close at $18, Radio Jamaica 2,554 units closed with 4 cents increase at $1.04, Sagicor Group had activity in 131,695 shares and gained 10 cents at $9.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund 7,500 units traded with 5 cents gain at $6.90 and Scotia Group traded 957,902 shares to gain $1.68 to end at $20.47.
JSE 2-9-14 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price with volume and last traded prices, are Cable & Wireless with 11,967,181 shares at 30 cents, with broker, Pan Caribbean doing the bulk of the sales, while JMMB bought all from Pan Caribbean, Carreras with only 200 shares closed at $34.80, Jamaica Money Market Brokers traded 120,937 ordinary shares at $7 and Kingston Wharves with 10,000 units, ended at $5.02.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market, are Berger Paints with 5,000 shares, declined by 2 cents, to close at $1.60, Hardware & Lumber with 5,000 shares lost $1.40 to $7.60 and Proven Investments with 4,813 ordinary shares, closed at 0.25 US cents lower at 17US cents.
Preference| Junior market listed Eppley 9.5% preference share, traded 54,433 units at $6.10, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.50% preference share had 2,729 units changing hands at $3.50 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 17,200 units at $3.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 7.13 points to close at 649.85 as 9 stocks traded with 2 advancing and 2 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are, AMG Packaging with 4,741 shares to close with a gain of 3 cents, at $2.43 and Lasco Manufacturing with 19,600 units, to close 9 cents higher at $1.04.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Blue Power with 2,500 shares at $9.06, Dolphin Cove with 2,000 shares at $7.75, Jamaican Teas 160,000 shares at $3.30 and Knutsford Express, with 4,303 units at $5.16.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are Access Financial with 2,322 shares, down 2 cents, to close at $10.18 and Lasco Financial with 14,500 units, lost 8 cents to 92 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator, had 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 stocks with offers, that were lower.