Record Friday for JSE stocks

138 Student Living led the majors with 59m shares on Friday.

138 Student Living led the majors with 59m shares on Friday.

The main market recorded another day of strong gains of more than 2,200 points on Friday to reach a new record. The market closed with 117,491,770 units valued at $587,527,747 changing hands, in all market segments with 34 securities trading.
The junior market accounted for 55,544,624 units, valued at $296,776,261 as 13 stocks in the combined markets gained, 6 declined, 4 stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high.
138 Student Living had the largest trade in the main market with 58,949,590 units valued at $265,273,155 to close 10 cents up at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.50 while Honey Bun traded 55.2 million units valued at $295,438,307 in the junior market.
At the close the JSE Market Index climbed 2,213.58 points to 146,623.79, the all Jamaica Composite Index rose 2,473.80 points to end at 162,816.65 and the JSE combined index added 2,381.16 points to close at 153,343.26. The main market continues to face a test at the 165,000 points resistance level, on the all Jamaica composite index, but based on the churning of price movements in recent weeks, it is likely to take some more trading days to break through that level if the break takes place.
JSE Sum 18-12-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In trading, Berger Paints ended with 19,344 units trading at $3.15, Cable and Wireless lost 10 cents with 266,406 units changing hands to close at $1.30, at the close, there were over 1.84 million units on the offer at $1.40 with bids not looking particularly strong at $1.30 and below. Caribbean Cement closed with a rise of 20 cents to end at $18.20, with 19,955 shares changing hands, Carreras gained 99 cents in closing at $60 with 18,184 units trading, Ciboney traded at 27 cents with 54,500 units changing hands, Grace Kennedy gained 50 cents, with 77,778 units changing hands, to finish at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $80. Jamaica Broilers price fell $1.86 to $8.64, with 32,234 shares changing hands, the stock was offered for sale at $9.90 at the close, Jamaica Producers traded 13,000 shares at $31.90, JSE Fn Qts 18-12-15The Jamaica Stock Exchange share traded 5,000 units to close at $18.95, Kingston Wharves saw trading in 10,000 shares at $11.35 as the price slipped 5 cents. National Commercial Bank rose 30 cents and ended at $39 with 22,500 units changing hands, Pan Jamaican Investment had 20,000 units changing hands at $92.50, having risen 39 cents, Sagicor Group closed with 50,628 units changing hands but the price gained 69 cents to end at $17.50 for a new 52 weeks’ closing high. Scotia Group gained $1.99 with 73,780 shares changing hands at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $30.99 and Supreme Ventures fell 50 cents to end at $4, with 2,300,000 units changing hands.

Stocks eke out more gains – Thursday

Seprod hits new 52 weeks' high on Thursday

Seprod hits new 52 weeks’ high on Thursday

The main market recorded another day of gains on Thursday, but the with a negative advance decline ratio the main indices enjoyed just a moderate gain. The market closed with 45,015,874 units valued at $192,134,961 changing hands, in all market segments with 34 securities trading.
The junior market accounted for 43,233,932 units, valued at $166,308,887 as 19 stocks in the combined markets gained, 14 declined, 5 stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high and 1 traded at an intraday high, but pulled back before the close.
While the main market indices rose, the gains were low at under 250 points with the JSE Market Index climbing 152.28 points to 144,410.21, the all Jamaica Composite Index rising 170.18 points to end at 160,342.85 and the JSE combined index adding 224.86 points aided by junior market gains, to close at 150,962.10. The main market faces a test at 165,000 points resistance level, on the all Jamaica composite index, but based on the churning of price movements in recent weeks, it is likely to take some more trading days to break through that level if the break takes place.
JSE Sum 17-12-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In trading, Berger Paints ended with 45,252 units trading with a decline of 15 cents to $3.15, Cable and Wireless rose 9 cents with only 198,570 units changing hands to close at $1.40, at the close, there were over 2 million units on the offer at $1.40 with bids not looking particularly strong at $1.30 and below. Caribbean Cement closed with a loss of 20 cents to end at $18, with 53,180 shares changing hands. Carreras fell 4 cents in closing at $59.01 with a mere 20,543 units trading, Ciboney traded at 27 cents with 65,000 units changing hands, Gleaner traded at $1.26 down 14 cents with 228,000 units trading, Grace Kennedy gained $1.50, with 10,581 units changing hands, to finish at $79.50. Jamaica Broilers price rose $1.90 to $10.50, with 71,366 shares changing hands, the stock was offered for sale at $9.90 at the close. The Jamaica Stock Exchange share traded 22,665 units and lost 5 cents to close at $18.95, Kingston Wharves saw trading in 15,000 shares at $11.35 as the price slipped 5 cents, JSE Fn Qts 17-12-15National Commercial Bank rose 34 cents and ended at $38.70 with 173,608 units changing hands, Pan Jamaican Investment had 13,000 units changing hands at $92.11, having lost 89 cents. Pulse Investments traded 148,669 shares with a loss of 40 cents to end at $2.10, Radio Jamaica lost 60 cents to land at $3 with 12,900 shares trading, Sagicor Group closed with 24,780 units changing hands but the price gained 6 cents to end at $16.81. Scotia Group gained 89 cents with 94,242 shares changing hands at $29, Supreme Ventures fell 15 cents to end at $4.50 with 37,168 units changing hands. Proven Investments rose 0.99 US cents had 145,550 shares trading at 22.99 US cents, followed by Proven Investments 8% preference share with 17,675 units trading at $5.10 with a loss of 40 cents.

Jamaican stocks churning forward

JSE stock traded at a new high on Wednesday

JSE stock traded at a new high on Wednesday

The main market recorded another day of gains on Wednesday, but a negative advance decline ratio, the main indices enjoyed just moderate gains. The market closed with 5,617,754 units valued at $48,826,282 changing hands, in all market segments with 34 securities trading.
The junior market accounted for 2,721,358 units, valued at $9,118,051 as 11 stocks gained, 14 declined, 1 stock closed at a 52 weeks’ high and 2 traded at an intraday high but pulled back before the close.
While the main market indices rose, the gains were very low at under 300 points each with the JSE Market Index climbing just 53.41 points to 144,257.93, the all Jamaica Composite Index rose a mere 59.69 points to end at 160,172.67 and the JSE combined index added 287.46 points thanks to gains in the junior market to close at 150,737.24.
JSE Sum 16-12-15Notwithstanding today’s gains, the main market faces the next test at 165,000 points level, on the all Jamaica composite index.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a good reading of 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
In trading, Cable and Wireless rose 1 cent with only 110,997 units changing hands to close at $1.31, Caribbean Cement closed trading at $18.20, with 25,936 shares changing hands. Carreras fell 85 cents in closing at $59.05 with a mere 250 units trading, Ciboney traded at 27 cents with 215,700 units changing hands, Grace Kennedy declined by $1, with 3,246 units changing hands, to finish at $78. Jamaica Broilers traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $10.50, by the close the price fell 65 cents in trading 65,576 shares, to close at $8.60, Jamaica Producers jumped $2.99 in trading 3,125 units at $31, the Jamaica Stock Exchange shares traded 23,288 units at $19, but traded at a new intraday 52 weeks’ high of $19.05.JSE Fn Qts 16-12-15 Kingston Wharves saw trading in 5,500 shares at $11.40 as the price slipped 10 cents, Mayberry Investments gained 30 cents with 400,114 units changing hands to end at $5, National Commercial Bank fell 14 cents and ended at $38.36 with 17,175 units changing hands, Pan Jamaican Investment had 4,581 units changing hands at $93. Radio Jamaica rose by 60 cents and landed at $3.60 with 24,000 shares trading, Sagicor Group closed with 1,867,437 units changing hands but the price fell by 25 cents to end at $16.75, Scotia Group dropped $1.89 with 55,916 shares changing hands at $28.11. Seprod traded 5,000 shares at $20.50, Supreme Ventures fell 30 cents to end at $4.35 with 61,988 units changing hands and Proven Investments fell 0.9 US cent as 37,468 shares traded to close at 22 US cents.

15 up 15 down on Tuesday

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Scotia Group traded at an intraday 52 weeks' high of $30.99.

Scotia Group traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $30.99.

The main market recorded another day of gains on Tuesday, pushing the main indices up but by less than on Monday. The market closed on Tuesday with 7,395,180 units valued at $65,085,306 changing hands, in all market segments with 38 securities trading. Of the total value of stocks traded $20,386,711 was executed in the junior market. A total of 15 stocks gained, 15 declined as 1 stock closed at 52 weeks’ high and 1 traded at an intraday high but pulled back before the close.
The JSE Market Index climbed 845.57 points to 144,204.52, the all Jamaica Composite Index rose 944.97 points to end at 160,112.98 and the JSE combined index added 554.46 points to close at 150,449.78. Notwithstanding today’s gains, the main market faces the next test at 165,000 points level, on the all Jamaica composite index.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In trading, Berger Paints rose by 10 cents in trading 29,253 units at $3.40, Cable and Wireless fell 3 cents with only 138,174 units changing hands and closed at $1.30, Caribbean Cement fell 40 cents and closed trading at $18.20, with 10,731 shares changing hands. JSE Sum 15-12-15Carreras rose $2.90 and closed at $59.90 with 26,654 units trading, Ciboney traded at 27 cents at the close with 114,749 units changing hands after rising 5 cents, Grace Kennedy gained $2.50 with 5,250 units changing hands, to finish at a 52 weeks’ high of $79, Jamaica Broilers fell 65 cents in trading 2,098,850 shares, to close at $9.25. Jamaica Producers was up 1 cent in trading 50,066 units at $28.01, Jamaica Stock Exchange shares rose by a cent in trading 19,449 units at $19 for a new closing 52 weeks’ high, Kingston Wharves saw trading in 100,000 shares at $11.50 as the price gained 30 cents, Mayberry Investments closed with 169,517 units changing hands at $4.70. National Commercial Bank rose 45 cents and ended at $38.50 with 153,879 units changing hands, Pan Jamaican Investment had 87,343 units changing hands at $93, with a rise of 90 cents, Pulse Investments traded 48,666 shares with the price climbing 20 cents to close at $2.50, Radio Jamaica lost 80 cents and landed at $3 with 1,000 shares trading. Sagicor Group with 113,949 units changing hands ended at $17, Salada Foods gained 21 cents and closed at $9.01 while trading 60,000 shares, Scotia Group jumped $1.50 with 217,472 shares changing hands and ended at $30. JSE Fn Qts 15-12-15The banking group traded at an intraday high of $30.99, Scotia Investments dipped $1.05 with 1,000 units trading and closed at $28.95, Seprod traded 81,599 shares and lost 5 cents in closing at $20.50, Supreme Ventures fell 30 cents to end at $4.35 with 61,988 units changing hands. Proven Investments had 25,000 shares trading at 22.9 US cents, followed by Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share, enjoyed a good day of trading, with 808,320 units changing hands at $1.90 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share ended with 707,438 units changing hands at $2.89, with the price slipping a cent.

Junior market falls on Tuesday

Derrimon traded at a new high on Tuesday.

Derrimon traded at a new high on Tuesday.

Activity in the junior market ended on Tuesday with active 11 securities trading of with 2 stocks advanced and 6 declined. The junior market index dropped 27.31 points to 1,601.33 with 2,228,207 units, valued at $ 10,171,098 changing hands.
At the close there was 1 security ending with no bid to buy and 7 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 5 stocks closed with bids higher than their last traded prices while none closed with a lower offer.
In trading, C2W Music traded 77,500 units at 38 cents, to record a loss of 1 cent, Caribbean Cream dropped by $1 end with 20,000 shares changing hands at $2.80, Caribbean Producers lost 40 cents in trading 417,144 units, to close at $4.60. Derrimon Trading ended with 103,946 shares changing hands at a new 52 weeks’ high of $3.79, for a gain of 1 cent, Dolphin Cove jumped to $17 with a rise of $1 to close at a new high with only 300 shares changing hands. Jamaican Teas traded just 301 units but lost 3 cents to end at $4.47. JM - Trde Sht 15-12-15r Lasco Distributors closed with 105,588 shares changing hands at $4.50, Lasco Financial fell 2 cents ended at $3.10, with 67,081 shares changing hands. Lasco Manufacturing (LASM) lost 5 cents and closed at $3.05, with 1,079,240 shares trading. At the close there were 2,536,706 units of LASM offered for sale at $3.30 by Stocks and Securities as broker for a client. Derrimon Trading preference share lost 5 cents and ended with 350,000 shares changing hands at $2.15, Eppley cumulative preference share 2019, ended with 7,407 units changing hands at $6.08 after falling 1 cent and Jamaican Teas debenture traded 30,000 units at $100 each.

JSE drops nearly 2,000 points on Friday

JSE buld lng vw The main market recorded big losses in on Friday, pushing the indices down sharply, with only 30 securities trading on Friday. The market closed with 5,339,621 units valued at $84,347,998 changing hands, in all market segments. A total of 7 stocks gained, 13 declined as 1 stock closed at a 52 weeks’ high.
The main market had strong gains over the past two days, helped on Friday by Scotia Group rising to $30, from $28. The JSE Market Index fell 1,784.13 points to 142,358.84, the all Jamaica Composite Index climbed 1,993.87 points to end at 158,050.32 and the JSE combined index dropped 1,998.71 points to close at 148,772.50. The market having broken through the 155,000 points resistance level on the all Jamaica chart faces the next test at 165,000, which could contain any strong upward movement over the next few trading sessions.
JSE Sum 11-12-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In trading, Cable and Wireless lost 10 cents and closed with 1,884,409 units changing hands at $1.28 after trading as high as $1.45, Caribbean Cement closed trading at $18 having with 25,850 shares changing hands. Carreras lost 40 cents and closed at $56.10 with 3,773 units trading. Grace Kennedy ended with 783,581 units changing hands, to finish at $78, Jamaica Broilers fell 30 cents in trading 657,940 shares, to close at $8.50. Jamaica Producers lost $1.50 in trading 596 units at $30.50, Mayberry Investments traded 300,000 units to end at $4.70,JSE Fn Qts 11-12-15 National Commercial Bank lost 50 cents and ended at $38 with 58,910 units changing hands, Pulse Investments traded 96,506 shares with a rise of 1 cent to close at $2.26, Sagicor Group with 107,647 units changing hands ended at $16.54. Scotia Group lost $1 with 96,044 shares changing hands and ended at $29, Scotia Investments dropped $3 with 4,000 units trading and closed at $27. Supreme Ventures fell 5 cents and ended at $4.85 with 220,000 units changing hands, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share, traded 20,000 units at $1.90 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.750% preference share, traded 42,000 units at $2.90 with the rise of 15 cents.

New record close for JSE – Thursday

Scotia Group closed at a 52 weeks' high on Thursday of $30 a price not seen since 2005.

Scotia Group closed at a 52 weeks’ high on Thursday of $30.

The main market recorded strong gains in trading on Thursday, pushing the indices to new record closing highs, with 37 securities trading on Thursday. The market closed with 7,353,395 units valued at $40,265,775 changing hands, in all market segments. A total of 17 stocks gained and 11 declined as 5 stocks closed at a 52 weeks’ high.
The main market had strong gains over the past two days, helped on Thursday by Scotia Group rising to $30, from $28. The JSE Market Index rose 1,510.31 points to 144,142.97 the all Jamaica Composite Index climbed 1,687.86 points to end at 160,044.19 and the JSE combined index gained 1,446.03 points to close at 150,771.21. The market having broken through the 155,000 points resistance level on the all Jamaica chart faces the next test at 165,000 which is not far off, which could contain any strong upward movement over the next few trading sessions.
JSE Sum 10-12-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In trading, Cable and Wireless lost 2 cents and closed with 1,579,942 units changing hands at $1.38 after trading as high as $1.49, Caribbean Cement closed trading at $18 having risen 18 cents with 156,792 shares changing hands. Carreras rose 5 cents and closed at $56.50 with 5,817 units trading. Ciboney lost 1 cent and ended at 26 cents with 213,316 shares changing hands, Desnoes & Geddes had 68,514 units trading at the close at $30. Gleaner Company traded 17,272 shares at $1.40, Grace Kennedy ended with at a 52 weeks’ closing high with only 399 units changing hands, the stock price rose $1 to finish at $78, JSE Fn Qts 10-12-15Jamaica Broilers gained 50 cents in trading 15,963 shares, to close at $8.80. JMMB Group traded 1,080,760 shares, to close at $10, Kingston Wharves traded 22,945 units to end at $11.20, after shedding 15 cents, National Commercial Bank lost $1.35 and ended at $38.50 with 42,711 units changing hands, Sagicor Group with 90,677 units ended at $16.54. Scotia Group had 146,486 shares changing hands at a 52 weeks’ high of $30, to record a gain of $2, the stock traded at these levels way back in 2005, Seprod had 11,790 units trading with a gain of $1.95 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $20.55 and Supreme Ventures gained 18 cents and ended at $4.90, with 573,000 units changing hands.

JSE make strong gains on Wednesday

Grace closed at 52 weeks' high of $77

Grace closed at 52 weeks’ high of $77

The main market recorded strong gains in trading on Wednesday, pushing the indices to new record highs, with the number of securities trading falling well below recent elevated levels around 40, with only 28 securities trading on Wednesday. The market closed with 6,143,594 units valued at $29,344,718 changing hands, in all market segments. A total of 7 stocks gained and 11 declined as 2 stocks closed at a 52 weeks’ high.
The JSE Market Index rose 1,530.80 points to 142,632.66 the all Jamaica Composite Index added 1,710.75 points to end at 158,356.33 and the JSE combined index gained 1,609.94 points to close at 149,325.18. The market having broken through the 155,000 points resistance level on the all Jamaica chart faces the next test at 165,000 which is not far off, which could contain any strong upward movement over the next few trading sessions.
JSE Sum 9-12-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
In trading, Berger Paints ended with 8,616 units trading at $3.40 after falling 5 cents, Cable and Wireless closed with 990,562 units changing hands down to $1.40, Caribbean Cement closed trading at $17.82 having lost 68 cents with 475 shares changing hands. Carreras rose 45 cents and closed at $56.45 with 35,000 units trading. Ciboney ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of 27 cents with 1,360,617 shares changing hands, Desnoes & Geddes had 13,100 units trading at the close at $30. Gleaner Company traded 355,592 shares at $1.40, JSE Fn Qts 9-12-15Grace Kennedy ended with at a 52 weeks’ closing high with only 420 units changing hands with the stock price rising $1 to finish at $77, Hardware & Lumber traded at $14.16 with 50,000 shares changing ownership and gained 66 cents. Jamaica Broilers fell 20 cents in trading 1,371,388 shares, to close at $8.30. JMMB Group traded 21,563 shares, to close at $10. Kingston Wharves traded 54,461 units to end at $11.35, National Commercial Bank ended at $39.85 having gained $1.85 and closed with 3,700 units changing hands, Pulse Investments had 120,000 units trading down 25 cents to close at $2.25. Sagicor Group with 327,200 units ended at $16.54 with a fall of 17 cents and Scotia Group had 39,638 shares changing hands at $28 to record 42 cents gain.

19 stocks rose 8 fell on JSE – Tuesday

The JSE shares traded at a new all-time high of $16 to gain 967% for 2015.

The JSE shares traded at a new all-time high of $16 to gain 967% for 2015.

The main market recorded moderate gains in trading on Tuesday with the number of securities trading rising back elevated levels over 40 with 42 securities trading on Tuesday as the market closed with 13,226,951 units valued at $61,643,785 changing hands, in all market segments. A total of 19 stocks gained and 8 declined as 6 stocks closed at a 52 weeks’ high.
The JSE Market Index rose 260.98 points to 141,101.86 the all Jamaica Composite Index added 291.66 points to end at 156,645.58 and the JSE combined index gained 249.58 points to close at 147,715.24.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In trading, Barita Investments ended with 38,000 units trading at $3.80 after slipping 10 cents but closed with the bid at $3.91 to buy 3,000 shares. The company had promised to release their September audited accounts which are late, on or before December 4, 2015 and still has not done so up to the end of the day. No reason has been given, for the further delay and new day when the results will be released. This is the second year that the audited accounts are late, the company indicated then that the audited accounts would be released by December 5, 2014. Last year the company had differences on provision the auditors wanted to make for one blue chip investment they considered to be impaired which apparently delayed the release of the results. IC Insider telephoned the Chairman, Rita Humpries-Lewin who was in a meeting to find out about the further delayed, but had no response thereafter.
JSE Sum 8-12-15Berger Paints ended with 15,040 units trading at $3.45, Cable and Wireless closed with 2,729,155 units changing hands down to $1.40 for a gain of 5 cents, Caribbean Cement closed trading at $18.50 having jumped $1.50 with 30,445 shares changing hands. Carreras closed at $56 with 54,690 units trading. Ciboney closed at a 52 weeks’ closing high of 25 cents with 1,192,873 shares changing hands, Desnoes & Geddes had 27,485 units trading at the close at $30. Gleaner Company traded 474,874 shares at $1.40, Grace Kennedy ended with 27185 units changing hands at $76, Jamaica Broilers rose 48 cents in trading 334,611 shares, to close at $8.02. Jamaica Stock Exchange rose by 50 cents to close at 52 weeks’ high of $16 with 112,946 units trading, to gain 967 percent for the year. JMMB Group traded 277,936 shares, to close at $10. Kingston Wharves traded 5,000 units to end at $11.35, with a loss of 15 cents, Mayberry Investments ended with 522,689 shares changing hands while losing of 30 cents to $4.70, National Commercial Bank ended at $38, having shed $1.99 and closed with 218,221 units changing hands. JSE Fn Qts 8-12-15138 Student Living traded 192,350 units with a loss of 35 cents and ended at $4, but the stock ended with a bid to buy 3,650 units at $4.40, Pan Jamaican Investments closed at $94 after trading 31,356 shares with a gain of $2, Pulse Investments had 7,100 units trading at $2.50. Sagicor Group with 46,200 units ended at $16.71 with a rise of 1 cent, Sagicor Real Estate Fund dropped 50 cents and ended with 8,500 shares trading at $9.75. Scotia Group had 46,988 shares changing hands at $27.58 to record 8 cents gain, Supreme Ventures closed with 53,040 units changing hands, 2 cents higher at $4.72, Proven Investments traded 160,976 shares at 22.99 US cents and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share rose 10 cents and ended trading 767,050 units at $2.

Heavy indices losses on JSE – Monday

NCB ended at a new closing 52 weeks' high on Monday

NCB ended at a new closing 52 weeks’ high on Monday

The main market suffer a big reversal in trading on Monday with the number of securities trading below recent elevated levels of over 40 to 35 trading on Monday as the market closed with 12,726,363 units valued at $81,049,348 changing hands, in all market segments.
A total of 13 securities recorded gains and 8 declined as 5 stocks closed at a 52 weeks’ high but the JSE Market Index dropped 1,571.80 points to 140,840.88 the all Jamaica Composite Index dived 1,756.57 points to end at 156,353.92 and the JSE combined index erased 1,409.79 points to close at 147,465.66.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
In trading, Berger Paints ended with 43,063 units trading at $3.45 after gaining 30 cents, JSE Sum 7-12-15Cable and Wireless closed with 2,427,885 units changing hands down to $1.35 for a loss of 14 cents, Caribbean Cement closed trading at $17 having lost 1 cent with 29,527 shares changing hands. Carreras closed at $56 with 6,893 units trading. Ciboney closed at a 52 weeks’ closing high of 24 cents with 125,816 shares changing hands, Gleaner Company traded 65,126 shares at $1.40, Grace Kennedy ended with 116,251 units changing hands with a gain of 49 cents to $76, a 52 weeks’ closing high, Jamaica Broilers lost 48 cents in trading 48,100 shares, to close at $8.02. Jamaica Producers rose by 50 cents to close at $32 with 917,122 units trading, JMMB Group lost 35 cents in trading 396,832 shares, to close at $10. Kingston Wharves traded 1,000 units to end at $11.50, with a gain of 20 cents, JSE Fn Qts 7-12-15Mayberry Investments ended with 61,048 shares changing hands with a gain of 30 cents to $5, National Commercial Bank ended at $39.99, having risen $2.49 and closed with 6,460 units changing hands at a 52 weeks’ closing high. Pulse Investments had 32,620 units trading at $2.50, Radio Jamaica lost 44 cents in trading 1,000 units at $4.06, Sagicor Group with 108,541 units changing hands, ended at $16.70, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended with 22,365 shares trading, to finish at $10.25. Scotia Group had 21,181 shares changing hands at $27.50 to record a 32 cents gain, Supreme Ventures closed with 1,105,941 units changing hands, 20 cents lower at $4.70 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share rose 9 cents and ended trading 445,500 units at $1.90.