JSE main market gaining momentum

JSE main market moving higher with strong support from resistance level (Red Line) going back to 2016

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 2,500.28 points to 417,412.66 and the JSE Index climbing by 2,275.58 points to 380,307.12.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 39 securities, compared to 32 securities trading on Wednesday, with 18 advanced, 13 declined and 8 traded firm.
Main market activity ended with, 3,327,691 units valued at $215,403,267 changing hands, compared to 20,917,776 units valued at $2,473,285,188 on Thursday.
Eppley, Jamaica Stock Exchange and 138 Student Living preference share closed trading at 52 weeks highs but PanJam Investment traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $82 but fell back by the close.
NCB Financial Group led trading for the second consecutive day with 1,062,496 shares for 32 percent of the day’s volume, Radio Jamaica was next with 672,252 shares, accounting for 20 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Jamaica Broilers ended with 336,124 shares, for 10 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
An average of 97,873 units valued at $6,335,390, in contrast to 674,767 shares valued at $79,783,393 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 351,464 shares with a value of $16,773,070 and previously, 318,056 shares with a value of $9,511,657. Trading for January resulted in an average of 101,980 units, valued at $3,042,494, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost $1.10 in closing at $49.50 in trading 167,000 shares, Berger Paints fell 50 cents to end at $20, with 18,072 stock units trading, Caribbean Cement exchanged 40,126 shares with a loss of 50 cents, to end at $43. Eppley climbed $3.90 and ended trading of 1,000 shares, at a 52 weeks’ high of $13, Grace Kennedy traded 6,862 stock units with a gain of 50 cents to end at $58.50, Jamaica Producers rose 50 to close at $22.50, with 7,370 shares trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $17.50, with 83,338 shares trading. JMMB Group lost $1.30 in trading of 19,904 shares at $31.70, Kingston Wharves rose $1 to close at $76, with 1,589 units changing hands, Mayberry Investments lost 85 cents and ended trading of 6,119 shares, at $8.05, 138 Student Living lost 30 cents trading 25,200 shares at $5.50. PanJam Investment fell 50 cents trading 19,320 units to close at $79.50 after hitting earlier a 52 weeks high of $82, Sagicor Group gained $1 and ended trading 53,548 stock units at $38.50, Salada Foods rose 50 cents trading 5,200 shares at $33. Scotia Group rose $1.99 trading 5,498 shares at $53.99, Stanley Motta shed 33 cents to end at $4.67, with an exchange of 2,000 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments dipped 50 cents to end at $11.50 with an exchange of 88,000 shares and Wisynco Group gained 35 cents and concluded trading of 43,108 shares at $11.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 152,096 units valued at US$31,930 changing hands.  JMMB Group 6% preference share concluded trading of 1,300 units at $1.04, Margaritaville traded 3,895 shares at 24 US cents, Proven Investments traded 129,301 units, with the price closing at 21.99 US cents, Sterling Investments trading 10,000 units to close at 4 us cents and Sygnus Credit Investments ended with 7,600 units trading at 11 US cents after falling 1 cent. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.33 points to close at 175.38.

Valentine’s gift for JSE investors – Thursday

NCB Financial traded 16.55m shares on the JSE on Thursday.

Gains in 15 stocks against 9 with losses sent the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange surging at the end of trading on Thursday. NCB Financial traded more than $16.5 million shares but had little impact on the indices.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 5,188.44 points to 414,912.38 and the JSE Index surged 4,722.16 points to 378,031.54.
The main and US markets traded 32 securities, compared to 35 securities trading on Wednesday, with Jamaica Stock Exchange and Wisynco Group trading at 52 weeks intraday highs but PanJam Investments ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high as supply of the stock is very limited.
Main market activity ended with, 20,917,776 units valued at $2,473,285,188 changing hands, compared to 9,650,019 valued at $141,880,042 on Wednesday.
NCB Financial Group led trading with 16.55 million shares for 79 percent of the day’s volume, Wisynco Group was next with 1,492,528 shares, accounting for 7 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Radio Jamaica ended with 944,409 shares, for 4.5 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 13 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
An average of 674,767 units valued at $79,783,393 compared to 292,425 units valued at an average of $4,299,395 for each security traded, on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 351,464 shares with a value of $16,773,070 and previously, 318,056 shares with a value of $9,511,657. Trading for January resulted in an average of 101,980 units, valued at $3,042,494, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose 60 cents to close at $50.60, in trading 4,169 shares, Berger Paints jumped $1 to end at $20.50, with 4,755 stock units trading, Caribbean Cement finished with a gain of 35 cents to end at $43.50, with an exchange of 9,975 shares. Grace Kennedy traded 82,237 stock units but lost $1.50 to end at $58, Jamaica Broilers finished trading 58,596 shares and lost 30 cents to end at $33.50, Jamaica Producers fell 41 to close at $22, with 26,953 shares trading, JMMB Group gained 25 cents in concluded trading of 408,504 shares at $33,. Kingston Wharves rose $4 to close at $75, with 23,515 units changing hands, 183 Student Living rose 80 cents trading 1,100 shares at $5.80. PanJam Investment  jumped $4.99 in ending at a 52 weeks closing high of $80, trading 48,795 units, Sagicor Group  gained 40 cents and ended trading 153,890 stock units at $37.50,  Scotia Group added 75 cents trading 20,694 shares at $52,  Stanley Motta  gained 50 cents to end at $5, with an exchange of 31,684 shares. Sygnus Credit Investments rose $1.20 to end at $12 with an exchange of 41,700 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments  rose 35 cents to settle at $4.05, with 30,867 shares changing hands and Wisynco Group fell 25 cents and concluded trading of 1,492,528 shares $10.65, after trading at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $12. Trading over the past 4 days have significantly dried up supply of the stock.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 36,975 units valued at US$8,057 changing hands with Proven Investments being the sole stock trading, with the price closing at 21.99 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 0.79 points to close at 175.05.

Robust JSE main market gain – Wednesday

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 1,683.64 points to 408,184.66 and the JSE Index advancing by 1,532.33 points to close at 371,908.42.
Main market activity ended with just 2,541,810 units valued at $57,485,785, in contrast with 1,062,072 units valued at over $33,962,415 on Tuesday.
The main and US markets traded a total of 34 securities, with prices of 7 rising, 12 declining with 15 remaining unchanged, compared to 29 securities trading on Tuesday.
Supreme Ventures led trading with 622,892 units for 24.5 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Wisynco Group with 539,782 shares and accounting for 21 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share with 415,445 stock units for 16 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
An average of 81,994 units valued at an average of $1,854,380, in contrast to 42,483 units valued at $1,358,497 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 523,805 units valued $16,891,062 and previously, 684,936 units valued at $22,375,029. Trading for January resulted in an average of 101,980 units valued at $3,042,494, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments fell 40 cents to close at $51, with 158,787 shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers fell by 49 cents in trading of 21,422 units at $32.51, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading with 46,997 units changing hands with a rise of 50 cents to $13.50. Kingston Wharves gained 80 cents and settled at $70.00, with 3,678 units changing hands, 138 Student Living rose 68 cents to $2.99, in trading 100 units, PanJam Investment lost $1 to end at $74 with 4,680 units changing hands. Sagicor Group fell by 25 cents trading 22,412 stock units, to close at $38.75, Scotia Group lost $1.95 and finished trading of 16,288 shares at $51.05 and Seprod lost 99 cents to end at $33.51 with an exchange of 12,894 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 61,777 units valued at $6,450 changing hands. Margaritaville  ended trading 477 shares at 24 US cents, Proven Investments traded 6,300 units and rose 1 cent to close at 22 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments closed trading of 55,000 units to close at 9 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced 0.33 points to close at 169.42.

Drop for JSE majors in Januray

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Trading levels rose sharply on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with the market indices rising sharply with advancing stocks beating declining ones by 40 percent, that left the market still 1.6 percent below the 2018 close.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index surged 4,736.13 points to 410,369.67 and the JSE Index climbed 4,310.50 points to 373,897.06.
Main market activity ended with 5,924,559 units valued at $242,360,666 compared to 2,161,352 units valued at $54,090,319 on Wednesday.
The main and US markets traded a total of 32 securities, with prices of 14 rising, 10 declining with 8 remaining unchanged, compared to 36 securities trading on Wednesday.
Caribbean Cement led trading with 2,041,592 units for 34.5 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Scotia Group with 1,233,769 units and accounting for 21 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Sagicor Group with 761,021 units and 13 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 15 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
An average of 219,428 units valued at an average of $8,976,321 for each security traded, in contrast to 65,496 units for an average of $1,639,101 on Wednesday.  The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 101,980 units valued at $3,042,494 compared to 97,161 units valued at $2,776,359, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Caribbean Cement lost $1 to close at $42.50, with 2,041,592 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy traded 499,561 stock units and gained $1.40 to close at $59.90, Jamaica Broilers gained $1.10 to close at $30, with an exchange of 63,683 units, Jamaica Producers rose $1.20 to close at $23, with 12,015 shares changing hands. JMMB Group fell 50 cents to close at $32 trading 159,216 shares, NCB Financial Group climbed $7.90 trading 92,786 shares to end at $152.90, PanJam Investment lost 85 cents and ended at $71.15, with 153,775 units trading, Proven Investments traded 2,196 units with a rise of $1.50 to close at $28. Pulse Investments lost 40 cents and finished at $2.80, with an exchange of just 100 shares, Sagicor Group rose $2.55 in trading 761,021 stock units, to close at $41.05, Salada Foods jumped $4 and ended trading at an all-time high of $42, with 7,180 stock units trading. Scotia Group dropped $1.69 to end trading of 1,233,769 shares at $50.31, Seprod rose $1.12 to end at $33.12 with an exchange of 19,046 shares and Stanley Motta gained 25 cents in trading 7,000 units to close at $5.25.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 1,399,848 shares valued at US$319,369 changing hands. JMMB 6% preference share fell 3 cents and concluded trading of 18,207 units at $1.04, JMMB Group 5.75% preference share fell 5 cents and settled at US$2.01, trading 5,000 shares, Productivity Business traded 18,608 stock units at 59 US cents. Proven Investments traded 1,312,533 units at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaica dollar denominated shares traded 45,500 units to close at 8 US cents after rising 1 cent. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 1.16 points to close at 165.52.

 

 

 

Rising stocks dominate JSE – Tuesday

Trading slipped on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, but the market indices rose sharply on the back of a strong advance decline ratio of more than 2 to 1.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 3,715.37 points to close at 405,070.18 and the JSE Index climbed 3,381.47 points to close at 369,073.83.
Main market activity ended with 3,483,939 units valued at $97,848,026, compared to 7,589,172 units carrying a value of $145,956,290 on Monday.
The main and US markets traded a total of 29 securities, with prices of 12 rising, 5 declining with 12 remaining unchanged, compared to 33 securities trading on Monday.
Seprod led trading with 1,103,785 units for 31.7 percent of the day’s volume, followed by JMMB Group 7.5% preference share with 470,000 units accounting for 13.5 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and PanJam Investment with 388,297 units and 9 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 13 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
An average of 129,035 units valued at an average of $3,624,001 traded, in contrast to 244,812 units valued at $4,708,267 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 98,833 units valued at $2,713,553 compared to 97,469 units valued at $2,670,351, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Carreras rose 27 cents and concluded trading at $9.49, with 123,016 units trading, Grace Kennedy rose 45 cents trading 9,817 stock units to close at $58.50, Jamaica Producers shed $1.20 and closed at $21.80, with 1,767 shares changing hands, JMMB Group fell 40 cents to close at $32.10 trading of 12,850 shares. Kingston Wharves gained 50 cents and settled at $69.50, with 2,556 units changing hands, PanJam Investment rose 80 cents and ended at $72, with 388,297 units trading, Pulse Investments rose by 60 cents and finished at $4, with an exchange of 79,840 shares,the stock traded earlier in the day at a record high of $4.50. Sagicor Group added $1.19 trading of 30,849 stock units, to close at $40, Scotia Group gained 75 cents to end trading of 15,520 shares at $52.25, Seprod lost 85 cents to end at $31.50 with an exchange of 1,103,785 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaica dollar denominated shares, gained 90 cents in trading 1,400 units to close at $11.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 23,850 units valued at $3,437, changing hands. Proven Investments traded 10,750 units at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaica dollar denominated shares traded 33,100 units to close at 9 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 0.64 points to close at 165.07.

 

5 days of decline for JSE stocks – Friday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined for the 5th consecutive day on Friday, resulted from trading in 36 securities, with prices of 14 rising, 8 declining with 14 remaining unchanged, compared to 33 securities trading on Thursday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 1,100.92 points to close at 400,648.42 and the JSE Index declined 1,001.98 points to close at 365,049.45.
Market activity ended with 4,205,246 units valued at $112,762,089 compared to 3,414,505 units valued at $114,286,621 on Thursday.
Jamaica Producers led trading with 589,831 units for 14 percent of the day’s volume, followed by JMMB Group 7.5% preference share with 505,000 units accounting for 12 percent of the volume changing hands and Jamaica Broilers with 496,872 shares and 12 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
An average of 127,432 units valued at over $3,417,033 traded, in contrast to 113,817 shares valued at $3,809,554 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 89,414 units valued at $2,552,924 compared to 87,064 units valued at $2,496,458, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments fell 61 cents to end at $51.14, trading 49,847 stock units, Carreras rose 38 cents and concluded trading at $9.48, with 113,299 units, Caribbean Cement gained $1 and finished the trading of 2,150 shares at $41, Grace Kennedy gained $1 trading 106,468 stock units to close at $59. Jamaica Broilers lost 30 cents and finished trading 496,872 units, at $28.60, Jamaica Producers gained $1 and closed at $23, with 589,831 shares changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 70 cents to finish at $12, in trading 1,230 stock units, JMMB Group concluded trading of 68,754 shares with the fall of $1.09 to close at $32.89. 138 Student Living finished trading 431,300 shares with a fall of 6 cents to close at 52 weeks’ low of $2.09, Sagicor Group gained 69 cents to settle at $38.70, in trading of 102,778 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 39 cents and ended trading of 10,498 shares at $10.11. Scotia Group shed $1 and ended trading of 325,741 shares to close at $52, Seprod gained 50 cents to end at $32.99 with an exchange of 71,158 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 49 cents and concluded trading with 88,060 stock units, at $18.50 and Wisynco Group climbed 65 cents and finished at $10.40, trading 74,485 units.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 279,385 shares valued US$60,331, changing hands. JMMB Group 6% preference share rose 2 cents and ended trading at $1.07 with 11,139 units, Margaritaville ended trading of 246,475 shares at 24 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments rose 1 cent and concluded trading of 137,981 units at 9 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index gained 0.64 points to close at 166.33.

More decline for JSE main market – Thursday

Main market stocks in serious test of major resistance that not likely to last.

Trading on the main and US dollar markets on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday resulted in 33 securities changing hands, with prices of 10 rising, 12 declining with 11 remaining unchanged, compared to 33 securities trading on Tuesday.
In spite of the 2 to 1 advance decline ratio, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 1,022.74 points to 401,749.34 and the JSE Index declined 930.83 points to close at 366,051.43.
Market activity ended with 3,414,505 units valued at $114,286,621 compared to 2,377,501 units valued at $106,372,860, changing hands, on Wednesday.
Kingston Wharves led trading with just 449,369 units for 19 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Carreras with 300,715 units accounting for 12.7 percent of the volume changing hands and NCB Financial with 296,945 shares and 12.5 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 closing with lower offers.
An average of 113,817 units valued at an average of $3,809,554, in contrast to 81,983 units valued at over $3,668,030 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 87,064 units valued at $2,496,458 compared to 85,472 units valued at $2,413,525, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose 25 cents to end at $51.75, with the trading of 14,551 stock units, Berger Paints dropped 50 cents trading 52,219 shares, to close at $19, Grace Kennedy lost 75 cents trading 53,826 stock units to close at $58, Jamaica Broilers rose 42 cents and finished trading 10,894 units at $28.90. Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 44 cents to finish at $11.30, in trading 121,545 stock units, JMMB Group concluded trading of 43,204 shares at $32.89, with a gain of 89 cents, NCB Financial Group traded 260,549 shares and gained 40 cents in closing at $145. 138 Student Living finished trading 1,800 shares with a fall of 35 cents to close at 52 weeks’ low of $2.15, PanJam Investment shed 50 cents to close at $71, with 14,375 units changing hands. Proven Investments rose 50 cents trading 1,247,480 shares in the Jamaica market to close at $26.50. Sagicor Group dropped 99 cents to settle at $38.01, in trading of 22,017 shares, Scotia Group gained $1 and ended trading of 241,887 shares to close at $53, Seprod gained $1.06 to end at $32.49 with an exchange of 46,102 shares and Wisynco Group lost 35 cents and finished at $9.75, trading 823,036 units.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 279,385 shares valued US$60,331, changing hands. Margaritaville gained 2 cents to complete trading of 17,985 shares at 24 US cents, Proven Investments lost 1 cent in trading 260,900 shares to close at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments concluded trading of 500 units at 8 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined 1.36 points to close at 165.69.

Twice as many JSE stocks rise than fall – Wednesday

Trading on the main and US dollar markets on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday resulted in 32 securities changing hands, with prices of 17 rising, 8 declining with 7 remaining unchanged, compared to 35 securities trading on Tuesday.
In spite of the 2 to 1 advance decline ratio, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 3,201.65 points to 402,772.08 and the JSE Index declined 2,913.92 points to close at 366,982.26.
Market activity ended with 2,377,501 units valued at $106,372,860 compared to 2,311,810 units valued at $51,353,169, changing hands, on Tuesday.
Kingston Wharves led trading with just 449,369 units for 19 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Carreras with 300,715 units accounting for 12.7 percent of the volume changing hands and NCB Financial with 296,945shares and 12.5 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ending with the reading showing 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
An average of 81,983 units valued at over $3,668,030, in contrast to 67,994 units valued at over $1,510,387 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 85,472 units valued at $2,413,525 compared to 85,685 units valued at $2,331,954, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose by 50 cents to end at $51.50, with the trading of 51,266 stock units, Caribbean Cement dropped $2 trading 13,322 shares, to close at $40, Grace Kennedy recovered the $2.65 it lost on Tuesday, in trading 88,657 stock units to close at $58.75. Jamaica Broilers rose 42 cents and finished trading 34,548 units at $28.48, JMMB Group concluded trading of 106,866 shares at $32, with a gain of 97 cents, Kingston Wharves dropped $5 to finish at $70, in trading 449,369 stock units, NCB Financial Group traded 296,945 shares and lost 40 cents in closing at $144.60. 138 Student Living finished the trading of 229,350 shares with a fall of 30 cents to close at 52 weeks’ low of $2.50,  PanJam Investment shed 50 cents to close at $71, with 14,375 units changing hands. Sagicor Group regained 99 cents to settle at $39, in trading of 89,867 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 49 cents ended trading of 15,340 shares at $10.60, Salada Foods jumped $2 to a new high in trading 100 shares to close at $37. Seprod gained 23 cents and ended at $31.43 with an exchange of 50,639 shares and Wisynco Group rose 30 cents and finished at $10.10, trading 237,151 units.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 35,244 shares changing hands. JMMB concluded trading of 12,133 units at US$1.05, Margaritaville ended trading and increased by 2 cents to complete trading of 275 shares at 22 US cents and Proven Investments rose 0.01 cent having traded 22,836 shares to close at 22 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index gained 1.20 points to close at 167.05.

Trading down on main market – Tuesday

Main market volume contracts.

The number of securities rose but the volume and valued fell well below Monday’s levels, in trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday.
The main and US dollar markets, had 35 securities changing hands, with prices of 6 rising, 16 declining with 13 remaining unchanged, compared to 33 securities trading on Monday. At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index fell 66.59 points to close at 405,973.73 and the JSE Index declined by 60.60 points to 369,896.18.
Market activity ended with 2,311,810 units valued at over $51,353,169 compared to 4,336,558 units valued at $78,388,229, changing hands, on Monday. Stanley Motta led trading with just 284,016 units for 12 percent of the day’s volume, followed by 138 Student Living with 211,874 units accounting for 9 percent of the volume changing hands and Kingston Properties  with 194,545 shares and 8.4 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator  reading shows 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
An average of 67,994 units valued at over $1,510,387, in contrast to 144,552 shares valued at $2,612,941 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 85,685 units valued at $2,331,954 compared to 87,049 units valued at $2,399,754, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Berger Paints rose by $2 to end at $19.50, with the trading of 1,000 stock units, Caribbean Cement gained $2 trading 11,935 shares, to close at $42, Grace Kennedy lost $2.65 in trading 31,030 stock units to close at $56.10, Jamaica Broilers lost 94 cents and finished trading 78,704 units at $28.06. JMMB Group concluded trading of 77,772 shares at $31.03, with a fall of 97 cents, Kingston Properties  lost 50 cents and finished at $6, in trading 194,545 stock units, 138 Student Living finished trading 211,874  shares with a fall of 75 cents to close at 52 weeks’ low of $2.80.  PanJam Investment  shed 50 cents to close at $71, with 14,375 units changing hands.  Sagicor Group  fell 99 cents to settle at $38.01, in trading of 5,452 shares, Scotia Group traded 12,745 shares after losing 50 cents to close at $51.90. Seprod gained 40 cents and ended at $31.20 with an exchange of 29,427 shares and Supreme Ventures lost $1 in concluding trading of 135,592 stock units at $19.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in Sygnus Credit Investments trading 18,161 shares at 8 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell by 0.12 points to close at 165.85.

Drop for JSE main market – Monday

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, resulted in another day of decline in the two main market indices, but the volume and value of stocks trading, dropped sharply than the elvesl on Friday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,946.42 points to close at 406,040.32 and the JSE Index declined by 1,771.50 points to 369,956.78.
The main and US dollar markets, had 33 securities changing hands, with prices of 9 rising, 15 declining with 9 remaining unchanged, compared to 30 securities trading on Friday.
Market activity ended with 4,336,558 units valued at $78,388,229 compared to 6,892,345 units valued at $205,088,843, changing hands, on Friday.
Radio Jamaica led trading with 1,783,056 units for 41 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Pulse Investments with 699,604 units accounting for 16 percent of the volume changing hands and Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 306,096 units and 7 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 18 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
An average of 144,552 units valued at over $2,612,941, in contrast to 246,155 shares valued at $7,324,602 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 87,049 units valued at $2,399,754 compared to 82,851 units valued at $2,383,011, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Berger Paints lost $2.50 and ended at $17.50, with the trading of 10,398 stock units, Caribbean Cement dropped $7 trading 10,398 shares, to close at $40, Grace Kennedy rose 25 cents in trading 37,686 shares at $58.75, Jamaica Producers lost 80 cents and closed at $22.20, with 57,504 shares changing hands. NCB Financial Group gained $1 trading 243,064 shares to close at $145, PanJam Investment shed 50 cents to close at $71.50, with 110,315 units changing hands. Sagicor Group fell 99 cents to settle at $39, in trading of 80,640 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 49 cents to settle at $10.11, in trading of 80,640 shares,Scotia Group traded 124,455 shares after gaining 39 cents to close at $52.40. Seprod fell 70 cents and ended at $30.80 with an exchange of 41,125 shares and Wisynco Group lost 45 cents and concluded trading at $9.75, with 64,698 stock units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 68,991 units valued at over $14,240. JMMB Group 6% preference share settled at US$1.05 with 7,627 shares trading, Proven Investments  traded 52,308 stock units at 21.9 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments rose 0.05 cent and ended at 8 US cents trading 52,308 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 0.12 points to close at 165.97.