JSE main market indices fall – Monday

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange resulted in further declines in the market indices but by less than the approximate 2,000 points decline on Friday, even as advancing stocks outnumbered declining ones.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 736.94 points to 345,989.59 and the JSE Index lost 671.43 points to 315,235.59. Market activities resulted in 30 securities trading including 4 in the US dollar market compared to 31 securities trading on Friday.
At the end of trading, the prices of 13 stocks rose, 8 declined and 9 traded unchanged. Trading in the main market ended with 3,337,734 units valued at over $77,717,624, compared to 12,389,267 units valued $54,066,117 on Friday.
Trading resulted in an average of 128,374 units valued at an average of $2,989,139 for each security traded. In contrast to 442,474 units for an average of $1,930,933 on Friday. For the month to date an average of 223,710 shares valued at an average of $4,528,884 versus 231,530 shares valued at an average of $4,665,985 on Friday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
The day’s volume was led by, Grace Kennedy with 825,425 units 24.73 percent of the traded volume followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 500,675 units 15 percent of the day’s volume and Ciboney Group with 360,084 units and 10.79 percent of the main market volume.
Stocks with major price changes| Berger Paints jumped $2 and ended at $20, in trading 30,655 stock units, Caribbean Cement fell 40 cents and finished at $47.10, trading 59,491 shares, Grace Kennedy fell 40 cents and ended trading 825,425 shares to close at $59.10, Jamaica Producers finished trading 19,719 units at $18 with a rise of 80 cents, JMMB Group lost 70 cents and ended at $28.30, exchanging 71,075 shares, Kingston Wharves added 40 cents to finish at $53, trading 8,522 stock units, Mayberry Investments lost 44 cents to settle at $7.45, trading 72,824 units,  Mayberry Jamaica Euities jumped $1 to settle at an all-time closing high of $10, trading 349,204 units, PanJam Investment gained 40 cents and concluded trading 985 shares and closed at $52, Sagicor Real Estate Fund jumped $1.50 to $13.50, with 28,511 shares, Salada Foods shed 25 cents to close at $16.75, in exchanging 1,200 units, Scotia Group shed $1 in traded 83,372 shares to close at $52, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 40 cent to close at $10.50 in trading 11,629 shares and Wisynco Group rose 34 cents and finished trading 211,342 shares to end at $9.39.
Victoria Mutual Investments lost 42 cents in concluding trading at $3.51, with 604,043 stock units Portland JSX lost 50 cents and ended at $8 trading 2,700 units,
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 18,035 units valued at over $31,181, as JMMB Group 6 % preference share gained 2 cents and completed trading at $1.06 with 510 stock units, JMMB Group 5.75% preference share lost 14 cents in concluding of 15,000 shares at $2.01. Margaritaville traded 1,075 shares and ended at 18 US cents Proven Investments trading 1,450 shares and closed at 19.01 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 0.32 points to close at 159.56.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.

JSE stocks retreat from Thursday’s record

Mayberry Jamaican Equities traded 1M shares & the price hits a new high of $10 but retreated by Friday’s close.

The All Jamaican Composite Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange and the JSE index fell more than 2,000 points as main market stocks retreated from Thursday’s record close as the market set its sight on breaking through the 350,000 mark this coming week.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,312.28 points to 346,726.53 and the JSE Index dived 2,106.75 points to 315,907.02. Market activities resulted in 31 securities trading including 3 in the US dollar market compared to 27 securities trading on Thursday.
At the end of trading, the prices of 12 stocks rose, 12 declined and 7 traded unchanged. Trading in the main market ended with 12,389,267 units valued $54,066,117, compared to 7,549,926 units valued at $378,631,059 on Thursday.

The day’s volume was led by, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share concluded trading at $1.03, with 8,590,090 shares with 69.3 percent of the traded volume, followed by Mayberry Equities that closed at $9 in trading 1,046,000 shares, for just 8.4 percent of the day’s volume after trading at an intraday high of $10 and Supreme Ventures with 604,043 units and 4.9 percent of the main market volume.
Stocks with major price changes| Caribbean Cement jumped $2.50 and finished at $47.50, trading 73,872 shares, Grace Kennedy rose 85 cents and ended trading at $59.50, with 41,775 shares, JMMB Group lost $1 and ended at $29, exchanging 120,176 shares, Mayberry Investments gained 39 cents to settle at $7.89, with 10,100 units, PanJam Investment fell 80 cents and concluded trading 42,221 shares and closed at $51.60, Portland JSX lost 50 cents and ended at $8 trading 2,700 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund dived $2.90 to $12, with 11,200 shares, Salada Foods shed $1 to close at $17, in exchanging 48,271 units, Scotia Group rose 50 cents in traded 113,232 shares to close at $53,  Seprod finished trading 4,500 shares, and gained 59 cents to close at $36.10, ended at $15, with 21,164 shares after losing 30 cents, Victoria Mutual Investments lost 42 cents in concluding trading at $3.51, with 604,043 stock units and Wisynco Group fell 25 cents and finished trading 105,450 shares to end at $9.05.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with Margaritaville traded 9,700 shares and ended at 18 US cents Proven Investments trading 44,500 shares, falling 0.09 cent and closed at 19.01 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 9,000 shares and rose 0.03 cent to 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index slipped 0.12 points to end at 159.24.
Trading resulted in an average of 492,474 units valued at over $1,930,933, in contrast to 290,382 shares valued at $14,562,733 on Thursday. For the month to date an average of 231,530 shares valued at an average of $4,665,985 versus 211,092 shares valued at an average of $4,956,066 on Thursday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.

JSE main market stocks rose – Wednesday

Caribbean Cement traded at a new high of $56 on Wednesday.


At the close of trading on Wednesday, the Jamaica Stock Exchange moved higher with stocks gaining edging out declining stocks by a ratio 3 to 2.
At the close the All Jamaican Composite Index added 625.35 points to end at 344,739.60 and the JSE Index gained 569.76 points to 314,096.70
Market activities resulted in 29 securities trading including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 28 securities trading on Tuesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 12 stocks rose, 8 declined and 9 traded unchanged. Caribbean Cement traded at an intraday high of $56 but ended at $45 by the close.
Trading in the main market ended with 7,397,463 units valued at $122,484,133 compared to 4,859,195 units valued at $60,716,560 on Tuesday.
The day’s volume was led by, Wisynco Group with 2,011,245 units and 27.2 percent of the main market volume, followed by Sagicor Group exchanging 1,110,079 shares and 15 percent of the day’s trades and Carreras with 737,830 units accounting for 10 percent of traded volume.
Stocks with major price changes| Barita Investments gained 60 cents to $9.60 exchanging 82,479 shares, Berger Paints dropped $4 and ended at $18 after 251,380 stock units changing hands, Jamaica Broilers traded 667,653 shares and shed $2.50 to end at $23, JMMB Group rose $1 to $30 trading 40,771 shares, NCB Financial lost 50 cents and finished trading 64,477 shares at $103, Portland JSX fell 50 to settle at $8.50, trading 836 shares, Sagicor Group gained 53 cents to close at $38, in exchanging 1,110,079 units and Supreme Ventures rose 30 cents in trading 66,987 shares at $15.30.
The Trading in the US dollar market closed with 10,189 units valued at US$1,891 as Margaritaville traded 2,339 shares at 18 US cents and Proven Investments cents and closed at 20 US cents trading 2,850 shares. JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.12 points to 159.36.
Trading resulted in an average of 273,980 units valued at an average of $4,536,449 for each security traded, in contrast to 186,892 units for an average of $2,335,252 on Tuesday. For the month to date an average of 203,253 shares valued at an average of $3,906,599 versus 195,162 shares valued at an average of $3,826,002 on Tuesday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.

JSE lost altitude – Monday

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Carib Cement jumped $7.99 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $50.

In moderate trading, the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed down on Monday after the All Jamaica Composite Index hit a new high of 347,919.92 points in early trading.
At the close trading,  advancing stocks were the same as stocks, leading to the All Jamaican Composite Index to decline by 880.86 points to 346,120.15 and the JSE Index in shedding 802.56 points to end at a record close of 315,354.54.
Trading in the main market ended with 4,879,200 units valued at over $45,250,338 compared to 11,481,249 units valued $123,719,859 on Friday.
Market activities resulted in 29 securities trading including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 26 securities trading on Friday. At the end of trading, the prices of 9 stocks rose, 9 declined and 11 traded unchanged, including
Caribbean Cement traded at an all-time closing high of $50 with very low volume while the Jamaica Stock Exchange traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $8.50 but pulled back at the close to $8.
The day’s volume was led by, Mayberry Jamaican Equities with 2,626,900 units and 53.84 percent of the main market volume, followed by Jamaica Stock Exchange with 822,926 units and Victoria Mutual Investments with 298,913 units.
Stocks with major price changes| Barita Investments lost 50 cents and ended at $9, trading 7,186 stock units, Caribbean Cement jumped $7.99 to a 52 weeks’ closing high of $50 exchanging a mere 610 shares, but ended with the being offered at $45 Jamaica Broilers traded 27,922 stock units and added $1.90 to end at $24, Mayberry Investments lost 25 cents to end at $8 trading just 18,821 shares, Kingston Wharves lost 75 cents to end at $51.50, after trading 2,500 stock units, NCB Financial Group lost 50 cents and ended trading at $103.50, exchanging 42,838 shares, Scotia Group traded 9,910 units and shed 80 cents to end at $52, Supreme Ventures fell 29 cents in trading 81,921 at $15.51 and Wisynco Group fell 25 cents to close at $9.25 after trading 197,432 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 35,200 units valued at US$65,830 as JMMB Group 5.75% preference share rose 12 cents and closed at US$2.15 trading 35,200 shares and Margaritaville rose 1 cent in trading 5,000 shares at 18 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.47 points to 159.31.
Trading resulted in an average of 180,711 units valued at over $1,675,938, in contrast to 478,385 shares valued at $5,154,994 on Friday. For the month to date an average of 196,186 shares valued at an average of $4,035,512 versus 198,469 shares valued at an average of $4,438,731 on Monday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.

AJ Index new record of 345,405 points – Tuesday

The All Jamaican Composite Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange traded at an intraday record high of 347,551.83 in the morning session but drifted lower to close just above 345,000 points for the second day in a row.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index gained 354.82 points to end at a record close of 345,405.03 and the JSE Index advanced by 323.28 points to end at a record close of 314,702.97.
Trading in the main market ended with 3,687,476 units valued at over $83,983,141 compared to 4,818,830 units valued at $56,754,894, on Friday.
Market activities resulted in 33 securities trading including 3 in the US dollar market compared to 29 securities trading on Friday. At the end of trading, the prices of 11 stocks rose, 12 declined and 10 traded unchanged.
The day’s volume was led by, Scotia Group with 841,089 units for 22.81 percent of the main market volume, followed by Carreras with 764,451 units or 20.73 percent of the day’s volume and Radio Jamaica ended with 547,000 units and accounting for 14.83 percent of the day’s volume.
Major price changes| Berger Paints traded 8,650 shares with a gain of 74 cents to close at $20, Caribbean Cement lost 30 cents and finished at $41.20, with 171,284 shares, Grace Kennedy jumped $1.05 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $57.05, trading with 122,139 shares, NCB Financial Group climbed $3 ended trading 45,133 shares, at $104, with 1834 Investments lost 15 cents traded at a 52 weeks’ low of 90 cents, with 18,000 shares. Mayberry Investments declined $1.14 to end $7.11 trading 24,638 shares, PanJam Investment concluded trading of 4,384 shares at $51.25, after slipping $1.30, Portland JSX climbed $1 and ended at $9, exchanging 20,000 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 50 cents to settle at $14.00, with 1,000 shares, Scotia Group traded 841,089 units and fell $1.50 to end at $51.50, Seprod lost 49 cents and finished trading at $32.01, with 2,500 shares. Sterling Investments gained 60 cents and closed at $14.10, with 13,727 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 30 cents and ended at $15.50, with 65,275 shares trading.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 154,010 units valued at US$128,075 as JMMB Group 6% preference share completed trading of 115,000 stock units and gained 1 cent to end at $1.05, Proven Investments added 1 cent and closed at 20 US cents trading 38,800 shares and Sygnus Credit closed 10 US cents in trading 210 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 0.71 points and closed at 154.43
Trading resulted in an average of 122,916 units valued at an average of $2,799,438 for each security traded. In contrast to 185,340 units for an average of $2,182,881 on Friday. For the month to date an average of 162,724 shares valued at an average of $2,114,773 versus 185,258 units traded for an average of $1,727,278 on Friday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.

Record close for JSE – Thursday

The All Jamaican Composite Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchange surged to more than 345,000 points in the early morning session on Thursday but failed to hold on at that level but still managed to end at a new record close.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index held on to just 119.17 points of the early gains to end at a record closing high of 344,070.11 and the JSE Index clung to 108.58 points to end at record closing high of 313,486.71.
Trading in the main market ended with 4,999,824 units valued at over $34,788,166 compared to 34,917,482 units valued at $108,176,982 on Tuesday.
Market activities resulted in 31 securities trading including 4 in the US dollar market compared to 29 securities trading on Tuesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 14 stocks rose, 8 declined and 9 traded unchanged.
The day’s volume was led by, Mayberry Investments trading 1,003,340 shares to close at $7, after it traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $7.60 JMMB Group 7.5% preference share closing at $1, in trading 952,000 shares and Mayberry Equities closed trading at $8.50 with 522,731 shares trading.
Major price changes| Grace Kennedy traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $56.70 but ended trading at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $56.01. Jamaica Producers rose 30 cents to $17, trading 5,988 stock units, Mayberry Equities lost 55 cents trading 522,731 shares to end at $8.60, PanJam Investment concluded trading 51,973 shares at $51, after falling $1.54, Sagicor Group shed 40 cents and settled at $38.10, with 21,574 shares trading, Scotia Group traded 13,284 units and rose $1.10 to end at $52.20 and Sterling jumped $1.50 and finished trading at $13.50, with 2,952 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 98,429 units valued at US$87,029 as JMMB Group 6 percent preference share completed trading 80,000 stock units at $1.05, Margaritaville ended trading 10,524 shares to close at 16.9 US cents and Proven Investments rose 1 cent to 19 US cents trading 5,105 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 1.62 points to 155.14.
Trading resulted in an average of 185,179 units valued at an average of $1,288,451 for each security traded. In contrast to 1,342,980 units for an average of $4,160,653 on Tuesday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.

Falling JSE stocks beat out gainers

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered moderate losses in the main indices with just over 30 points drop at the close on Thursday as advancing stocks out-paced decliners.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index lost just 38.40 points to close at 337,480.52 and the JSE Index fell a mere 34.99 points to close at 307,482.85.
Trading in the main market ended with 12,872,984 units valued at $191,208,699 compared to 12,872,984 units valued at $191,208,699 on Wednesday.
Market activities resulted in 26 securities trading including 3 in the US dollar market compared to 26 securities trading on Wednesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 11 stocks advanced, 13 declined and 7 closed unchanged.
NCB Financial released third quarter results to June, after the market closed, with net profit attributable to stockholders increasing 40 percent to $20.7 billion, from $5.9 billion in the prior year’s nine months period. The group recorded $4.4 billion in one off gains from the acquisition of the majority shares in Clarien bank in Bermuda.
The day’s volume was led by, PanJam Investment that closed at $52.65, with 2,20,403 stock units, Radio Jamaica with 1,082,403 shares, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share trading 943,000 units, Carreras with 791,670 units and Berger Paints with 600,602 shares.
Stocks with major price changes are, Berger Paints with 600,602 shares changing hands with the price gaining 68 cents to $19.50 Caribbean Cement dropped 99 cents in trading 11,500 shares at $40.01, Carreras with 791,670 units but fell 50 cents to $9, Grace Kennedy lost 93 cents to $52.07, with just 6,600 stock units trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 49 cents and closed trading at $7.50 trading 6,857 shares. JMMB Group 59,948 shares but fell $1.49 to $28.51, Kingston Wharves jumped $2.09 to $52.99 in trading 10,715 units. NCB Financial Group rose 50 cents and ended trading with 17,389 shares at $97, Sagicor Group settled at $38.99, after rising 49 cents in trading 31,626 shares, Sterling Investments rose 98 cents and end at $11.50, with 1,141 units and Supreme Ventures ended at $16, after gaining 90 cents in trading 26,089 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 328,462 units valued at US$40,221 as Margaritaville rose 0.10 cent and ended at 16.90 US cents with 900 shares and Productivity Business ended trading 6 cents lower to 50 cents with 541 shares, Proven Investments lost 1.09 cents to 17.01 US cents with 72,171 shares trading and Sygnus Credit Investments closed with 254,850 units trading with a decline of 1.5 cents to 10.50 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell  9 points to 142.29.
Trading resulted in an average of 252,649 units valued at an average of $5,757,925 compared to 559,695 units valued at an average of $8,313,422 for each security traded on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 170,611 units valued at $3,337,283 compared to 165,957 units valued at $3,192,366 on Wednesday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.

Stocks to Watch this week

The main market pulled back on but blasted to a new intraday high on Friday confirming that the bull run is in its early stages, while the Junior Market continues to bounce around.
The main market has gained nearly 3,600 points for July, thus mirroring the start of the usual summer rally on the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
The main market is being steered higher by an upward sloping support line as well the 45 and 125 day moving averages, lending support just below the index and the Junior Market is being steered by an upward rising long term support line and the start of a golden cross.
The market saw many developments that confirm that a bull market is in place with all three initial public offers closing ahead of the scheduled close.
The past week saw a few strong results being posted and more are expected this week that should include NCB Financial and Proven Investments. Barita Investments got the offer to buy 75% of the shares at $9.20 each. IC Insider.com is of the view that the stock is worth much more with good prospects to build on the strong foundation that it has. Jamaican Stock Exchange released strong gains in profit and announced a dividend as well, and could benefit from both, with eyes focused on even greater improvement in 2019. Caribbean Cement stock is another to watch, with the annual general meeting on this week and results for the June quarter due. Margaritaville had a bid of 16.9 cents versus a last sale of 15 cents and is being offered at 18 cents to sell 43,795 units, Proven Investments had a bid of 16 cents versus a last sale of 15 cents and is being offered at 18.5 cents to sell 1,050 units.
Medical Disposables came in for strong demand in the past week with the price going as high as $5.50. Trading during the week removed supplies that was overhanging the market leaving little supply at the end of the week and could go higher in the coming week. Caribbean Cream after posting a 59 percent increase in profit for the 2019 first quarter saw no more continuation of the demand that lifted the price into the $6 region but could well make some increased interest this week.

Volume up prices down on JSE on Tuesday

Trading picked up on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, compared to the very modest level on Monday. Trading ended with an exchange of 2,832,561 units valued at over $81,949,830 compared to a mere 1,455,806 units valued just $24,016,207 on Monday.
The pickup in trading did not result in the continuation of a rise in the indices that occurred on Monday and the All Jamaican Composite Index lost 865.50 points to close at 337,233.03 and the JSE Index declined 788.57 points to 307,257.36.
Activities in the main market and US dollar market resulted in 30 securities trading including 4 from the US dollar market, compared to 28 securities trading on Monday. At the end of trading, the prices of 7 stocks advanced, 14 declined and 9 closed unchanged.
The day’s volume was led by, Sagicor Group with 758,030 shares, settling at $38.75 followed by Wisynco Group trading 584,757 units and finished at $9.35.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement lost $1.35 and finished at $41.15, exchanging 933 shares, Grace Kennedy dropped $1.48 and ended at $51.52, trading 40,825 shares, Jamaica Broilers lost 55 cents to $23.95 trading 101,933 units. Kingston Wharves jumped $1.97 finished at a 52 weeks’ high of $53.97 with 9,631 stock units, NCB Financial Grouprose 25 cents to $96.25, trading 251,351 shares, PanJam Investment dropped $1.50 and closed at $53, as 14,820 stock units traded. Pulse Investments lost 70 cents as 27,498 shares traded down to $2.30, Sagicor Group fell $1.25 to $38.75 with the trading of 758,030 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund jumped $1.05 and settled at $15.10, exchanging 8,443 shares, Seprod lost 49 cents to $34.01 in trading 3,092 units and Supreme Ventures lost 95 cents and ended at $15.05, as 134,214 shares traded and Sygnus Credit traded 6,998 units and rose 45 cents to close at $13.20.
Trading resulted in an average of 108,945 units valued at over $3,151,917, in contrast to 60,659 shares valued at $1,000,675 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 155,968 units valued at $3,046,939 compared to 160,016 units valued at $3,037,085 on Monday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 207,453 units valued at $17,742 as JMMB Group 5.75% preference share completed trading at $1.03 with 20,000 stock units, Sterling Investments lost 0.5 cents and finished at a 52 weeks’ low of 8.5 US cents with 190,000 shares changing hands, Proven Investments closed at 15 US cents trading 346 shares, an attempted trade at 9 cents was cancelled as it would have exceeded 30 percent move in a day and Sygnus Credit traded 14,000 units at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index dropped 9.82 points up to 139.56.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.

Good gains for JSE indices on Monday

After falling sharply on Friday the Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed on Monday, when the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,436.28 points to close at 338,098.53 and the JSE Index rising 1,308.61 points to 308,045.93 as trading levels was miniscule.
Activities in the main market and US dollar market resulted in 28 securities trading including 4 from the US dollar market, compared to 30 securities trading on Friday. At the end of trading, the prices of 9 stocks advanced, 11 declined and 8 closed unchanged from an exchange of 1,455,806 units valued just $24,016,207, compared to 6,932,808 units valued $147,102,076 on Friday.
The day’s volume was led by, Victoria Mutual Investments with 435,070 shares amounting to 29.9 percent of the volume traded followed by Supreme Ventures with 195,697 units or 13.44 percent of the day’s volume.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement rose $1.50 and finished at $42.50, with 80,467 shares, Grace Kennedy climbed $1.25 and ended at $53, trading 11,209 shares. Kingston Wharves jumped $2 finished at $52 with 15,755 stock units, NCB Financial Grouprose $1.50 to $96, with 30,760 shares, PanJam Investment dropped 50 cents and closed at $54.50, as 5,784 stock units traded. Portland JSX lost 90 cents as 8,000 shares traded at $9, Sagicor Group rose 86 cents to $40 with the trading of 119,751 units, Seprod lost $1 to $34.50 in trading 2,851 units and Supreme Ventures ended at $16, with 195,697 shares and rose $1.
Trading resulted in an average of 60,659 units valued $1,000,675, in contrast to 266,646 shares valued at $5,657,772on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 160,016 units valued at $3,037,085 compared to 168,594 units valued at $3,230,262 on Friday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market continue to be modest and closed with 40,390 units valued at US$23,566. JMMB Group 6% preference share completed trading at $1.03 with 20,000 stock units, Margaritaville gained 1.5 cents and finished at 16.8 US cents with 20,000 shares changing hands, Proven Investments lost 3 cents and closed at a 52 weeks’ low of 15 US cents trading 11,940 shares and Sygnus Credit traded 7,500 units and lost 1 cent to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index dropped 2.67 points up to 149.38.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.