Gains for JSE main market – Friday

The market indices of the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange lost value at the end of trading on Friday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index increased by 805.06 points to 423,994.88 and the JSE Index advanced 731.56 points to 386,288.84.
At the close of market, the main and US markets traded 34 securities, compared to 31 trading on Thursday as 11 advanced, 18 declined and 5 traded without prices changing.
Main market activity ended with 12,313,288 units valued $192,392,395 trading, compared to 4,358,596 units valued $135,130,896 changing hands, on Thursday.
Wisynco Group led trading with 6.38 million shares for 51.8 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Ciboney ending with 1.67 million units, for 13.6 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Jamaica Broilers ended with 1.63 million units, for 12.5 percent of the day’s volume.
Market activity ended with an average of 373,130 units valued $5,830,073 for each security trading, in contrast to 155,664 shares valued at $4,826,103 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 405,757 shares at $6,032,403 for each security traded, in contrast to 409,081 shares at $6,055,347 on the prior trading day. Trading for February resulted in an average of 281,016 shares with a value of $11,715,160, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Berger Paints gained 50 cents and ended at $20, trading 7,650 stock units, Caribbean Cement fell 50 cents to finish at $51.50, with 81,125 shares changing hands, Eppley dropped 35 cents to close at $10, trading 913 stock units, Jamaica Broilers lost $1.12 in trading 1,532,550 units at $31.88. Jamaica Producers rose 55 cents to close at $22.55, with 51,269 shares changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities added 41 cents to settle at $10, with an exchange of 38,103 units, NCB Financial Group lost 50 cents trading 67,660 shares to close at $144.50. PanJam Investment lost $1.70 to end at $80, in trading 3,810 units, Sagicor Group gained 45 cents in trading 18,701 shares, to close at $39. Salada Foods lost 95 cents trading 1,808 units to close at $29.05, Scotia Group fell traded at $51.01, with 150,247 units, Seprod lost 50 cents to close at $44, with 31,309 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures  concluded trading at $24.40, with 237,378 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments added 35 cents to close at $13.65 trading 17,212 shares and Wisynco Group fell 50 cents settled at $11.50, with an exchange of 6,381,077 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 67,189 units valued at $18,750 changing hands. JMMB Group 6% preference share concluded trading of 147 units with a rise of 4 cents to end at US$1.04, JMMB Group  5.75% closed at $2 with 5,500 shares changing hands, Margaritaville ended trading of 2,828 share at 23 US cents after falling 1 cent. Proven Investments traded 8,214 units at 24 US cents after rising by 1 cent and Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaican dollar ordinary share traded 50,500 to close at 10 US cents The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.11 points to close at 178.87.

JSE index main market drops – Thursday

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The market indices of the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange lost value at the end of trading on Thursday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index falling 2,235.38 points to 423,189.82 and the JSE Index declining 2,031.30 points to 385,557.28.
At the close of market, the main and US markets traded 31 securities, compared to 37 trading on Wednesday as 12 advanced, 12 declined and 7 traded without prices changing.
Main market activity ended with 4,358,596 units valued $135,130,896 trading, compared to 14,753,152 units valued $304,256,799 changing hands, on Wednesday.
Jamaica Producers led trading with just less than 1.22 million shares for 28 percent of the day’s volume, Supreme Ventures ended with 1.04 million units, for 24 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and PanJam Investment ended with 854,177 units, for 20 percent of the day’s volume.
Market activity ended with an average of 155,664 units valued at over $4,826,103, in contrast to 433,916 shares valued at $8,948,729 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 409,081 shares at $6,055,347 for each security traded, in contrast to 433,052 shares at $6,186,217 on the prior trading day. Trading for February resulted in an average of 281,016 shares with a value of $11,715,160, for each security traded.
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 6 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments dropped $1.35 to closed at $47.20, trading  19,000 stock units, Caribbean Cement gained 92 cents to finish at $52, with 2,525 shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.50 in trading 10,527 units at $33. Jamaica Producers lost $1.25 to close at $22, with 1,219,097 shares changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $16, with a rise of $2 in trading 72,142 shares, NCB Financial Group rose 50 cents trading 28,550 shares to close at $145, 138 Student Living lost $1.40 to close at $4 in trading just 2,000 units. PanJam Investment lost 30 cents to end at $81.70, in trading 854,177 units, Sagicor Group gained 45 cents in trading 47,705 shares, to close at $38.55. Salada Foods lost 95 cents trading 1,808 units to close at $29.05, Seprod jumped $1.90 to close at $44.50, with 9,463 shares changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 40 cents to close at $13.30 trading 40,954 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 140,420 units valued $31,726 changing hands. Margaritaville ended trading of 9,804 share at 24 US cents after gaining 3 cents, Proven Investments traded 125,800 units at 23 US cents after rising by 1 cent and Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaican dollar ordinary share traded 4,816 but lost 0.1 cent to close at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 2.99 points to close at 178.76.

Modest gains for JSE indices – Wednesday

The market indices of the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange made just modest gains at the end of trading on Wednesday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index inching a mere 78.55 points higher to 425,425.20 and the JSE Index added just 71.38 points to end at 387,588.58.
At the close of market, the main and US markets traded 37 securities, compared to 40 trading on Tuesday as 11 advanced, 15 declined and 11 traded without changes in prices.
Main market activity ended with 14,753,152 units valued $304,256,799 trading, compared to 13,672,324 units valued at $88,199,433 changing hands, on Tuesday. Trading volume was boosted, by the switching of stocks between portfolios, within a group.
Wisynco Group led trading with 3.74 million shares for 25.4 percent of the day’s volume, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share ended with 3.62 million units, for 24.5 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Caribbean Cement ended with 1.55 million units, for 10.5 percent of the day’s volume.
Market activity ended with an average of 433,916 units valued at an average of $8,948,729 for each security traded. In contrast to 402,127 units for an average of $2,594,101 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 433,052 shares at $6,186,217 for each security traded, in contrast to 432,940 shares at $5,776,063 on the prior trading day. Trading for February resulted in an average of 281,016 shares with a value of $11,715,160, for each security traded.
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 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Berger Paints ended with a loss of 50 cents at $19.50, trading  661,200 stock units, Caribbean Cement closed with a loss of $2.32 to finish at $53.40, with 23,970 shares changing hands, Eppley rose 35 cents and ended trading at $10.35, in exchanging 1,750 shares, Grace Kennedy lost 50 cents trading 69,179 stock units at $60. Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents and finished trading 90,452 units at $31.50. Jamaica Producers rose 75 cents and closed at $23.25, with 1,192,097 shares changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $14, with a loss of $1 in trading 58,251 shares, JMMB Group rose 49 cents and concluded trading of 44,818 shares at $32. Kingston Properties rose 60 cents to finish exchanging 3,500 stock units at $6.60, Kingston Wharves fell $1 to settle at $75, with an exchange of 7,402 units, Mayberry Investments  lost 50 cents and ended trading 419,408 shares, to close at $8.50.  NCB Financial Group  lost 50 cents trading 374,131 shares to close at $144.50,  PanJam Investment  climbed $2 and ended 52 weeks’ closing high of $82, with 42,011 units trading,after posting an intraday high of $85, Sagicor Group fell $1.40 in trading 109,500 shares, to close at $38.10. Salada Foods rose $1 in trading 15,582 units to close at $30, Scotia Group  fell 40 cents and finished trading 37,132 shares at $51.90 and  Seprod  slipped 95 cents to close at $42.60, with 157,013 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 50,550 units valued at $35,246 changing hands. JMMB Group 5.75% preference share ended trading of 15,000 stock units at $2, JMMB Group  6% preference share traded 1,500 units at US$1 after falling by 4 cents and Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaican dollar ordinary share traded 34,050 but rose 0.1 cent to close at 11 US cents.The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.11 points to close at 175.77.

JSE stocks make gains – Tuesday

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The market indices of the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose at the end of trading on Tuesday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 1,689.91 points to 425,346.65 and the JSE Index advancing 1,535.64 points to 387,517.20.
At the close of market, the main and US markets traded 40 securities, compared to 39 trading on Monday as 11 advanced, 14 declined and 15 traded without changes in prices.
Main market activity ended with 13,672,324 units valued at $88,199,433 trading, compared to 36,767,031 units valued at $321,823,355 changing hands, on Monday.
JMMB Group 7.5% preference share led trading with 8.38 million shares for 61 percent of the day’s volume, JMMB Group 7.25% preference share ended with 1.9 million units, for 14 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Mayberry Jamaican Equities ended with 1.42 million units, for just 10 percent of the day’s volume.
Market activity ended with an average of 402,127 units valued at $2,594,101, in contrast to 1,081,383 units valued at $9,465,393 shares on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 432,940 shares at $5,776,063 shares, in contrast to 437,535 shares at $6,330,866 on the prior trading day. Trading for February resulted in an average of 281,016 shares with a value of $11,715,160, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 5 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.
In main market activity, Caribbean Cement closed with a gain of $1.40 to finish at $53.40, with 23,970 shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers lost 30 cents and finished trading 8,681 units at $32. Jamaica Producers shed 65 cents and closed at $22.50, with 35,000 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves rose $1 to settle at $76, with an exchange of 6,247 units, Mayberry Investments lost 50 cents and ended trading of 135,556 shares, to close at $9, Sagicor Group fell 50 cents in trading 25,221 shares, to close at $39.50. Salada Foods dropped $3.70 in trading 14,000 units to close at $29, Scotia Group gained $1.09 and finished trading 7,720 shares at $51.90, Seprod slipped 35 cents to close at $43.55, with 42,959 shares trading and Wisynco Group  gained 30 cents and ended trading 511,306 shares at $12.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 77,607 units valued at US$30,017 changing hands. JMMB Group 5.75% preference share ended trading of 6,000 stock units at $2, JMMB Group  6% preference share traded 7,150 units at US$1.04,  Margaritaville lost 3 us cents and ended trading 10,347 shares at 21 US cents. Productivity Business traded 100 stock units at 58 US cents, Proven Investments closed trading with 20,310 units changing hands after rising by 0.5 cents to close at 22 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaican ordinary share traded 33,700 but lost 0.1 cent to close at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.78 points to close at 175.66.

More slippage for JSE stocks

More prices of stocks declined in main market trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, leading to the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index falling 1,124.08 points to 423,656.74 and the JSE Index declining 1,021.46 points to 385,981.56 on a day when volume trading jumped sharply.
At the close of market, the main and US markets traded 39 securities, compared to 37 trading on Friday as 12 advanced, 14 declined and 13 traded without changes in prices.
Main market activity ended with 36,767,031 units valued at $321,823,355 trading, compared to 4,603,011 units valued $150,633,830 changing hands, on Friday.
Kingston Properties led trading with 18.7 million shares for 50.85 percent of the day’s volume, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended with 15.5 million units, for 42 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Mayberry Jamaican Equities ended with 764,943 units, for just 2 percent of the day’s volume.
Market activity ended with an average 1,081,383 units valued at $9,465,393, in contrast to 135,383 shares valued at $4,430,407 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 437,535 shares at $6,330,866 shares, in contrast to 391,249 shares at $7,075,160 on the prior trading day. Trading for February resulted in an average of 281,016 shares with a value of $11,715,160, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Berger Paints rose 49 cents and ended at $20, with an exchange of 10,250 stock units, Caribbean Cement closed with a gain of 98 cents to finish at $52, with 23,970 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy rose 50 cents in trading 15,064 stock units, to close at $60.50. Jamaica Broilers finished trading of 42,075 units at $32.30, after falling $1.69. Jamaica Producers shed 34 cents and closed at $23.15, with 3,460 shares changing hands, JMMB Group concluded trading of 8,502 shares with a decline of by 50 cents to close at $31.51, Kingston Properties dropped 60 cents to settle at $6, trading 18,697,750 shares.  Kingston Wharves dropped $2 to settle at $75, with an exchange of 3,500 units, Mayberry Investments rose by 50 cents and ended trading of 60,000 shares, at $9.50, Sagicor Group rose $1 in trading 100,736 shares, to close at $40. Salada Foods jumped $4.70 in trading 2,975 units to close at $32.70, Stanley Motta rose 40 cents to close at $4.90, trading 100,000 shares, Supreme Ventures  rose $1 to finish at $23 with 78,766 units changing hands and Victoria Mutual Investments  rose 35 cents to finish at $4, with an exchange of 493,408 units.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 5,055,932 units valued at US$539,604 changing hands. JMMB Group 5.75% preference share ended trading of 2,751 stock units at $1.50, JMMB Group  6% preference share traded 22,233 units at US$1.04 and  JMMB Group  5.75% customers’ preference share settled at US$2 in trading 974 shares. Proven Investments closed trading with 19,360 units changing hands at 21.5 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments USD ordinary shares traded 5,010,614 lost 1 cent to close at 10.1 US cents The JSE USD Equities Index fell 1.20 points to close at 174.88.

More decline for JSE stocks

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index falling 439.11 points to 424,780.82 and the JSE Index declining 399.02 points to 387,003.02.
At the close of market activity, the main and US markets traded 37 securities, compared to 34 trading on Thursday as 12 advanced, 16 declined and 9 traded without changes in prices.
Main market activity ended with 4,603,011 units valued $150,633,830 trading, compared to 21,778,622 units valued $200,727,926 changing hands, on Thursday.
Scotia Group led trading with 1.27 million shares for 27.6 percent of the day’s volume, JMMB Group 7.5% preference was next with 605,000 units, accounting for 13 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and PanJam Investment ended with 554,238 shares, for 12 percent of the day’s volume. Eppley 8.25%  preference share, traded at a 52 week’s high of $6.50.
Market activity ended with an average 135,383 units valued at $4,430,407, in contrast to 659,958 shares valued at $6,082,664 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 391,249 shares at $7,075,160 for each security traded, in contrast to 459,748 shares at $6,000,486 on the prior trading day. Trading for February resulted in an average of 281,016 shares with a value of $11,715,160, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments dropped $1.44 to close at $48.55, trading of 35,826 shares, Berger Paints lost 59 cents and ended at $19.51, with an exchange of 5,212 stock units, Caribbean Cement closed with a drop of $1 to finish at $51, with 1,300 shares changing hands. Carreras traded 35,151 shares and rose 29 cents to close at $9.20, Grace Kennedy rose 50 cents in trading 32,372 stock units, to close at $61. Jamaica Producers gained 54 cents and closed at $23.49, with 121,256 shares changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 75 cents to end at $15, trading 120,454 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading of 13,925 shares with a decline of 98 cents to close at $32.01.  Kingston Properties recovered 60 cents to settle at $6.60, trading 309 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $2 to settle at $77, with an exchange of 13,633 units, Proven Investments trading 10,765 shares in the Jamaican market gained $3.91 to close at $34.91, Sagicor Group fell 50 cents in trading 151,584 shares, to close at $39. Salada Foods dropped $2 traded with 6,938 units to close at $28, Seprod rose $1.49 to close at $43.99, trading 11,254 shares, Supreme Ventures  shed 50 cents to finish at $22 with 70,455 units changing hands and Victoria Mutual Investments  lost 35 cents to finish at $3.65, with an exchange of 352,533 units.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 163,218 units valued at over $42,236 changing hands. JMMB Group 6.00% closed with 8,182 units trading at US$1.04 after losing 1 cent,  Proven Investments closed trading with 153,036 units changing hands at 22.2196 and Sterling Investments traded 2,000 shares to close at 4 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.99 points to close at 176.08.

Modest gains for JSE stocks

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 575.71 points to 425,219.93 and the JSE Index rose 523.15 points to close at 387,402.04.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 37 securities, compared to 34 securities trading on Thursday as 18 advanced, 9 declined and 10 traded without changes in prices.
Main market activity ended with 21,778,622 units valued $200,727,926 compared to 15,376,856 units valued $418,574,978 changing hands, on Tuesday.
Mayberry Investments led trading with 12.544 million shares for 57.6 percent of the day’s volume, Kingston Properties was next with 2.95 million units, accounting for 12.6 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and JMMB Group 7.25% preference ended with 2.74 million shares, for 12.6 percent of the day’s volume.
Market activity ended with an average 659,958 units valued at over $$6,082,664, in contrast to 480,527 units valued at over $13,080,468 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 459,748 shares at $6,000,486 shares, in contrast to 389,462 shares at $5,971,637 on the prior trading day. Trading for February resulted in an average of 281,016 shares with a value of $11,715,160, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments gained 99 cents to close at $49.99, trading of 5,265 shares,  Caribbean Cement closed with a drop of $1 to finish at $51, with 1,300 shares changing hands. Carreras traded 35,151 shares and rose 29 cents to close at $9.20, Eppley traded 15,103 shares and lost $1 to close at $10. Grace Kennedy traded 36,523 stock units after falling 88 cents, to close at $60.50, JMMB Group concluded trading of 13,925 shares with a rise of $1.09 to close at $32.99. Kingston Properties fell 60 cents to settle at $6, trading 2,954,575 shares, Kingston Wharves shed $1 to settle at $75, with an exchange of 791 units, PanJam Investments traded 7,955 shares to rise by $1.25 to end at $80. Sagicor Group rose 50 cents in trading 56,189 shares, to close at $39.50 and Supreme Ventures gained 50 cents to finish at $22.50 with 137,370 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 30,619 units valued $15,943 changing hands. JMMB Group 6.00% with 8,000 units atUS$1.05 after rising 1 cent, JMMB Group 5.50% preference share with1,500 units to close at US$2, Proven Investments closed trading with 20,689 units changing hands at 21.96 US cents up haft a cent and Sygnus Investments traded 430 units at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined 0.92 points to close at 174.22.

Big drop in JSE indices

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index diving 3,381.16 points to close at 424,644.22 and the JSE Index dropping 3,072.49 points to close at 386,878.89.
The newly created Financial Index closed with a decline of 0.44 points to 100.09.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 34 securities, compared to 31 securities trading on Thursday as 13 advanced, 16 declined and 5 traded without changes in prices.
Main market activity ended with 15,376,856 units valued $418,574,978 compared to 4,168,850 units valued at $82,747,972, changing hands, on Monday.
JMMB Group ordinary stock led trading with just over 10.36 million shares for 67.4 percent of the day’s volume, JMMB Group 7.25% preference was next with 2,409,833 units, accounting for 15.7 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Victoria Mutual Investments ended with 359,198 shares, for 2 percent of the day’s volume.
Market activity ended with an average 480,527 units valued at over $13,080,468, in contrast to 138,962 units valued at over $2,758,266 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 389,462 shares at $5,971,637, in contrast to 342,460 units valued at $2,302,562 on the prior trading day. Trading for February resulted in an average of 281,016 shares with a value of $11,715,160, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost $1.01 to close at $49, trading of 220,804 shares, Berger Paints fell 40 cents and ended at $20.10, with an exchange of 31,329 stock units, Caribbean Cement closed with a drop of $5 to finish at $50, with 301,614 shares changing hands. Carreras traded 246,647 and lost 52 cents to close at $8.91, Grace Kennedy traded 3,340 stock units after rising 88 cents to close at $61.38, Jamaica Broilers finished trading 13,789 shares after gaining 45 cents to close at $34, Jamaica Producers rose 45 cents and closed trading of 22,284 shares, at $22.95. Jamaica Stock Exchange exchanged 38,711 shares after falling by $1.10 to $15.90, JMMB Group  concluded trading of 10,363,886 shares with a fall of $1.10 to close at $31.90.  Kingston Wharves jumped $1 and settled at $76, with an exchange of 549 units. Mayberry Equities  rose 47 cents in trading of 1,000 shares at $9.45,  Proven Investments  traded 9,165 shares to rise by $3 to end at $31. Sagicor Group lost 90 cents in trading 235,611 shares, to close at $39, Salada Foods gained 99 cents trading 1,400 units to close at $29.99 and Supreme Ventures  shed $1 to finish at $22 with 59,963 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 8,947 units valued at $922 changing hands. Proven Investments closed trading with 3,100 units changing hands at 21.50 US cents down less than haft a cent and Sterling Investments traded 5,847 units at 4 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined 0.92 points to close at 174.22.

13 JSE main stocks rise 13 fall

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index falling by 425.48 points to 428,025.38 and the JSE Index declined by 386.63 points to 389,951.38.
The newly created Financial Index closed with a decline of 0.44 points to 100.09.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 31 securities, compared to 35 securities trading on Thursday as 13 advanced, 13 declined and 5 traded without changes in prices.
Main market activity ended with 4,168,850 units valued at $82,747,972 compared to 17,063,678 units valued $60,010,887, changing hands, on Friday.
JMMB Group 7.25% Preference led trading with 1 million shares for 24 percent of the day’s volume, Sagicor Group was next with 914,140 units, accounting for 22 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended with 551,459 shares, for13 percent of the day’s volume. Kingston properties traded at an at a 52 weeks’ high of $8.45 before retreating to close at $6.35.
Market activity ended with an average 138,962 units valued at over $2,758,266, in contrast to 533,240 shares valued at $1,875,340 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 342,460 units valued at $2,302,562. Trading for February resulted in an average of 281,016 shares with a value of $11,715,160, for each security traded.
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 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose $2 to close at $50.01, trading of 36,820 shares, Berger Paints gained 99 cents and ended at $20.50, with an exchange of 52,405 stock units, Caribbean Cement closed with a gain of $1 to finish at $55, with 42,613 shares changing hands. Grace Kennedy jumped $1.13 trading 144,809 stock units to close at $60.50, Jamaica Broilers finished trading 37,111 shares after gaining 99 cents to close at $33.55, Jamaica Producers lost 50 cents and closed trading of 31,300 shares, at $22.50, JMMB Group  concluded trading of 123,997 shares with a rise of $1 to close at $33.  Kingston Wharves jumped $3.50 and settled at $75, with an exchange of 861 units. Mayberry Equities  dipped $1 and ended trading of 104,405 shares at $9,  NCB Financial Group  traded 14,520 shares but rose 30 cents to end at $144.80,  PanJam Investment  lost $1 to end at $79, in trading 13,940 units. Sagicor Group lost $1.10 in trading 914,140 shares, to close at $39.90, Salada Foods shed 50 cents trading 2,760 units to close at $29 and Supreme Ventures  climbed $1 to finish at $23 with 52,756 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market Proven Investment was the only security trading with 1,300 units changing hands at 21.97 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined 0.04 points to close at 175.14.

JSE majors 5,000 point short of record high

New ecord high is in sight for the JSE main market.

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index increased 3,586.83 points to 428,450.86, to within 4,857 points of a new record close.
The JSE Index advanced 3,259.38 points to 390,338.01, within 4,453.88 points, of the record close reached in November, last year. The newly created Financial Index closed up 0.53 points to 100.53.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 35 securities, compared to 38 securities trading on Thursday as 8 advanced, 18 declined and 9 traded without changes in prices.
Supreme Ventures traded at an at a 52 weeks’ high of $25 before retreating to close at $22 and the Jamaica Stock Exchange traded at a record high of $18.22 but ended lower at the close.
Main market activity ended with 17,063,678 units valued $60,010,887 compared to 6,800,119 units valued at $107,742,633, changing hands, on Thursday.
Sagicor Bank led trading with 15 million shares for 88 percent of the day’s volume, Mayberry Jamaican Equities was next with 475,175 units, accounting for 3 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Radio Jamaica ended with 366,987 shares, for 2 percent of the day’s volume.
Market activity ended with an average 533,240 units valued at $1,875,340, in contrast to 206,064 shares valued at $3,264,928 on Thursday. Trading for February resulted in an average of 281,016 shares with a value of $11,715,160, for each security traded.
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.
In main market activity, Barita Investments closed at $48.01, with the trading of 6,279 shares, Berger Paints lost 49 cents and ended at $19.51, with an exchange of 4,897 stock units, Caribbean Cement closed with a gain of $1 to finish at $55, with 42,613 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy gained 53 cents trading 89,379 stock units at $59.37. Jamaica Broilers finished trading 28,707 shares after falling $1.84 to close at $32.56, JMMB Group concluded trading 44,055 shares with a loss of $1 to close at $32, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost $1 and ended at $17, with 360,982 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves dropped $3.50 and settled at $71.50, with an exchange of 3,346 units. Mayberry Equities rose 90 cents and ended trading of 475,175 shares at $10,  NCB Financial Group  traded 96,803 shares but fell 50 cents to end at $144.50,  PanJam Investment  gained 55 cents to end at $80, trading 4,986 units. Sagicor Group added 95 cents in trading 5,281 shares to close at $41, Salada Foods shed $2 trading 5,018 units to close at $29.50, Scotia Group  lost 40 cents trading 24,927 stock units at $53, Seprod lost $1.88 and closed at $42.52, trading 9,628 shares. Supreme Ventures jumped $2 to finish at $22 with 118,409 units changing hands and Wisynco Group lost 45 cents and ended trading of 80,089 shares at $11.50.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 141,624 units valued at over $91,276 changing hands. JMMB Group 5.75% preference share closed at $2 trading 2,500 shares, Margaritaville ended trading of 2,505 shares at 24 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments exchanged of 4,554 shares at 11 US. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.06 points to close at 175.18.