Trading jumps on JSE main market

Wigton closed at anew high of $1

Wigton closed at anew high of $1 on Friday.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange pulled back at the close on Friday as several one-off trades pushed the volume and value traded sharply higher than on Thursday.
Shares totaling 187,828,591 units valued $1,490,463,769 traded in the main market compared to 104,310,618 units valued $281,870,824 changing hands on Thursday.
Wigton Windfarm was the leading trade with 107.65 million units accounting for 57 percent of total volume. Sagicor Select Fund followed with 31 million shares accounting for 17 percent of the day’s trade and Carreras with 22 million shares for 12 percent of the volume with Wisynco Group trading 8.2 million units for 4 percent of total volume and Carribean Cement traded 7.3 million units for 4 percent to main market’s volume.
At the close of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 3,248.84 points to 575,196.79, the JSE Index dived 2,952.36 points to close at 523,691.53 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.38 points to end at 143.79.
Trading ended with 38 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 17 securities advancing, 14 declining and 7 closing with prices unchanged, compared to 37 securities trading on Friday.
At the close of trading, Wigton Windfarm ended trading at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $1 and Stanley Motta at $6.15.
The market closed with an average of 5,366,531 units valued at $42,584,679 for each security traded, in contrast to of 3,160,928 units valued at $8,541,540 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 2,179,264 units valued at $14,242,866 and previously, 1,865,027 units valued at $11,133,262. July closed with an average of 1,297,718 shares at $17,985,644 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9  stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments lost $1 to end at $88 with 54,976 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cement gained 50 cents trading 7,299,853 units to end at $77.50, Grace Kennedy lost $1 trading 133,845 shares and ended at $69, Jamaica Broilers rose $1 to close at $35, with 2,564,812 stock units changing hands. Jamaica Producers ended trading with 2,571,345 shares, but fell $1.71 to end at $26.65, JMMB Group gained 30 cents to end at $50 with 567,353 stock units trading, Kingston Wharves ended trading with 65,508 shares, after rising $2 to end at $69. NCB Financial lost $2 trading 92,431 shares to close at $208, Palace Amusement exchanged 129 shares but fell $400 to close at $2,100, PanJam Investment rose 99 cents to close at $105.99 with 192,765 stock units changing hands, Portland JSX ended trading with 5,800 shares and rose 35 cents to end at $7.55. Proven Investments rose $1 in trading 7,230 at $41, Sagicor Group jumped $2.20 in trading 392,582 shares to close at $76, Scotia Group climbed $1.99 to $56 with 25,966 shares changing hands, Seprod lost 39 cents in trading  1,562,565 shares at $51.60, Stanley Motta gained 65 cents in closing at an all-time high of $6.15 while swapping 242,427 stock units. Supreme Ventures rose $1 to close at $28 with an exchange of 250,878 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments fell $1 in trading 130,773 units to close at $23 and Wisynco Group climbed 50 cents to settle at $25.50 with 8,210,330 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 660,824 units valued US$86,326 changing hands. JMMB Group 6% preference shares rose one cent in exchanging 3,474 units to close US$1, Proven Investments inched just 0.49 cent higher to close at 26.99 US cents with an exchange of 1,000 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 656,350 shares and rose 1 cent to close at 13 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced 1.64 points to close at 196.46.

Prices mostly up for JSE main market

Sagicor Select Fund dominated volume traded on Thursday.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange recorded gains at the close on Thursday that failed to erase the more than 3,800 points drop in the two main market indices on Wednesday.
At the close of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 2,632.81 points to 578,445.63, the JSE Index advanced by 2,392.55 points to close at 526,643.89 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.53 points to end at 143.41.
Trading ended with 37 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 15 securities advancing, 13 declining and 9 trading firm, compared to 38 securities trading on Thursday.
At the close of trading, Wigton Windfarm ended trading at a 52 weeks’ closing high of 97 cents.
Shares totaling 104,310,618 units valued $281,870,824 traded, compared to 227,434,323 units valued at $478,562,750 changing hands on Wednesday. Sagicor Select Fund was the leading trade with 60.7 million units accounting for 58 percent of total volume. Wigton Windfarm followed with 37 million shares accounting for 36 percent of the day’s trade and Wisynco Group with 1 million shares for one percent of the volume.
The market closed with average of 3,160,928 units valued at $8,541,540 for each security traded, in contrast to of 6,317,620 units valued at an average of $13,293,410 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,865,027 units valued at $11,133,262 and previously, 1,732,217 units valued at $11,432,307. July closed with an average of 1,297,718 shares at $17,985,644 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4  stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained $1 to end at $89 with 39,386 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cement lost 50 cents trading 17,542 units to end at $77, Jamaica Broilers ended with a loss of $1 at $34, with 43,553 stock units changing hands. JMMB Group gained $1.20 to end at $49.70 with 679,242 stock units trading, Jamaica Producers ended trading with 938 shares, after rising 36 cents to end at $28.36, Kingston Wharves ended trading with 4,885 shares, after rising 59 cents to end at $67. Mayberry Investments lost 50 cents in trading of 61,476 units at $9.50, NCB Financial lost $4 trading 44,927 shares to close at $210, PanJam Investment ended with a loss of $1 at $105 with 150,865 stock units changing hands, Pulse Investments ended trading with 50,000 shares and rose 60 cents to end at $3.60. Scotia Group climbed $1.01 to $54.01 with 68,815 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures ended with a loss of $1 at $27 with an exchange of 138,518  shares, Sygnus Credit fell 50 cents in trading of 105,993 units to close at $24 and Wisynco Group climbed $1.50 to settle at $25 with 1,050,510 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 312,334 units valued US$54,416 changing hands. JMMB Group 5.75% preference shares traded 2,184 shares to close US$2, JMMB Group 6% preference shares rose one cent in exchanging 1,500 units to close US$1, Proven Investments inched just 0.04 cent higher to close at 26.50 US cents with an exchange of 77,300 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 231,350 shares to close at 12 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced 1.20 points to close at 194.82.

Big price declines sink JSE on Wednesday

 

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange failed to benefit from the improved profit results reported by companies ahead of trading, as the market pulled back with the heavily weighted NCB Financial falling $4 along with large declines by others that had reported results days earlier.
At the close of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 4,286.79 points to close at 575,812.82, the JSE Index shed 3,895.59 points to end at 524,251.34 and the JSE Financial Index lost 1.48 points to end at 142.88.
Trading ended with 38 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 14 securities advancing, 19 declining and 9 trading firm, compared to 42 securities trading on Wednesday.
At the close of trading, Palace Amusement jumped $550 to trade at a record high of $2,500 but with just 100 shares changing hands and Wigton Windfarm but ended trading at a 52 weeks’ closing high of 93 cents but recovered slightly by the close after it traded at a high of 98 cents for the day.
Shares totaling 227,434,323 units valued at $478,562,750 traded, compared to 105,567,277 units valued $1,138,000,566 changing hands on Tuesday. Fresh from Wigton Windfarm reporting 3.3 cents earnings per share for the June quarter, investors dived in and pushed the price up to close at a record of 93 cents with the stock being the leading trade with more than 118 million units accounting for 52 percent of total volume. Sagicor Select Fund followed with 102 million shares accounting for 45 percent of the day’s trade and Radio Jamaica with 1.6 million shares for less than one percent.
The market closed with an average of 6,317,620 units valued at an average of $13,293,410 for each security traded. In contrast to 2,706,853 units for an average of $29,179,502 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,732,217 units valued at $11,432,307 and previously, 1,155,033 units valued at $11,164,308. July closed with an average of 1,297,718 shares at $17,985,644 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments lost $1 to end at $88 with 11,682 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement gained 50 cents to end at $77.50 with 73,059 units changing hands, Grace Kennedy fell $1.90 in trading of 8,310 units at $70.10, Jamaica Broilers exchanged 42,145 shares and added $1 to close at $35. Jamaica Producers gained $1.35 cents in trading 13,251 shares to end at $28, JMMB Group fell $1.75 trading 262,330 shares to end at $48.50, Kingston Wharves shed $1.59 while trading 135 shares to end at $66.41, Mayberry Investments rose $1 in closing at $10 with 76,592 shares changing hands, NCB Financial lost $4 in exchanging 234,263 units to close $214. PanJam Investment added $5 in trading of 343,829 units at $106, Pulse Investments fell 70 cents in exchanging 463,377 shares at $3, Sagicor Group closed trading of 277,884 units but declined $1 to end at $74. Scotia Group dropped $1 to close at $53 in trading of 266,479 units, Seprod dipped $3 in trading 94,787 shares to end at $52, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 95 cents in trading 66,430 shares to end at $24.50 and Wisynco Group fell 50 cents to $23.50 after exchanging 311,397 units.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 55,600 units valued US$7,724 changing hands. Proven Investments inched just 0.01 of a cent and closed at 26.01 US cents with an exchange of 7,200 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 0.50 cents trading 48,400 shares to close at 12 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced 0.97 points to close at 193.62.

JSE trading set to explode on Wednesday?

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Wigton posted a big jump in profit and should light a fire under the JSE.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange seems set to enjoy a big blast on Wednesday following the release of strong results by a number of companies after the market closed on Tuesday, with modest gains in the market indices.
At the close of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index added 254.37 points to close at 580,099.61, the JSE Index rose 231.16 points to 528,146.93 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.31 points to end at 144.36.
Trading ended with more stocks rising than falling with 42 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 19 securities advancing, 14 declining and 9 closing with no price change, compared to 37 securities trading on Tuesday.
At the close of trading, Palace Amusement traded at a record high of $1,950 but JMMB Group 7.5% preference shares traded at a 52 weeks’ low of 75 cents but recovered slightly by the close.

PanJam is another main market stock to post a big jump in profits.

Shares totaling 105,567,277 units valued $1,138,000,566 traded, compared to 65,134,390 units valued at $273,353,099 changing hands on Monday.  Sagicor Select Fund led trading with 57.2 million units for 54 percent of total volume, Wigton Windfarm followed with 22.3 million shares accounting for 21 percent of the day’s trade, Supreme ventures with 10 million shares for 9.5 percent of total main market volume. Other stocks trading over one million shares are, Ciboney, Mayberry Investments, NCB Financial, Radio Jamaica, Sagicor Group and Scotia Group.
The market closed with an average of 2,706,853 units valued at $29,179,502 for each security traded. In contrast to 1,915,717 units valued at an average of $8,039,797 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,155,033 units valued at $11,164,308 and previously, 901,009 units valued at $7,834.486. July closed with an average of 1,297,718 shares at $17,985,644 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments lost 98 cents to end at $89 with 24,197 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement ended with a loss of $2 at $77 with 20,957 stock units changing hands, Carreras shed 74 cents to end at $8 with 781,375 stock units trading, Grace Kennedy climbed $2.50 in trading of  823,511 units at $72. Jamaica Broilers exchanged 81,295 shares but dropped $1 to close at $34, Jamaica Producers lost 35 cents trading 28,686 shares to end at $$26.65, Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped $4.19 trading 68,286 shares to end at $29.94, Kingston Properties lost $1 in closing at $7 after exchanging 18,485 shares. Kingston Wharves gained $2.16 while trading 12,263 shares to end at $68, Mayberry Jamaica Equities rose $1.10 in closing at $12.10 with 812 shares changing hands, NCB Financial lost $2 in exchanging 1,553,334 units to close $218. Palace Amusement traded just 100 shares and jumped $450 to close at a record high of $1,950, PanJam Investment added $1 in trading of 379,101 units at $101, Portland JSX recovered the 35 cents lost on Monday in exchanging 29,385 shares at $7.90, Proven Investments closed trading of 37,487 units and gained $3 to end at $40. Scotia Group dropped $2.60 to close at $54 in trading of 1,556,853 units, Seprod dipped $1 in trading 17,941 shares to end at $55, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 40 cents in trading 650,915 shares to end at $23.55 and Wisynco Group jumped $4.08 to $24 after exchanging 279,826 units.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 36,715 units valued $5,737 changing hands. Margaritaville traded with 8,925 shares to settle at 25 US cents, Proven Investments gained 2 cents and closed at 26 US cents with an exchange of 240 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 27,550 shares at 12.5 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced 6.09 points to close at 192.65.

July’s record run for JSE

JSE main market had 14 days of record close in July and heading much higher going forward.

Jamaica Stock Exchange’s main market ended July with the 14th record close for the month and the 38th for 2019 and 38 percent gain for the year to date, to remain the world’s top-performing market for the past 12 months.
The market closed July with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 7,284.40 points to a record close at 575,250.19 points, the JSE Index climbed 6,619.61 points to close at another high of 523,740.10 and the JSE Financial Index advanced by 1.02 points to close at 139.38.
Market activity, resulted in 40 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 21 securities advancing, 11 declining and 8 trading firm, compared to 35 securities trading on Tuesday.
At the close of trading, Barita Investments inched higher to a record close of $95 after it rose to a high of $100, Victoria Mutual Investments ended at a record closing high of $8 and Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 52 weeks’ high of $22. Trading ended with 53,548,880 units valued at $758,601,832, compared to 184,796,002 units valued $1,610,513,368 changing hands on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 24.8 million units for 46 percent of total volume, JMMB Group 7.5% followed with 10 million shares for 19 percent of the day’s volume and Sagicor Group with 7.9 million shares for 15 percent of total main market volume.
The market closed with average of 1,447,267 units valued at an average of $20,502,752 for each security traded. In contrast to 5,774,875 units for an average of $50,328,543 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,297,718 shares valued at $17,985,644 changing hands, compared to 1,290,587 shares valued at $17,854,655 for each security traded. June closed with an average of 1,608,485 units valued at $19,605,318 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling price and just 1 with a lower offer.
In the main market activity, Caribbean Cement fell $1.99 trading 161,377 units at $78, Eppley traded 7,553 after losing 50 cents to end at $16.40, Grace Kennedy lost $2 in the trading of 153,600 to close at $70, Jamaica Broilers exchanged 1,135,364 and rose $1.25 to close at $34. Jamaica Producers fell 50 cents trading 9,595 units to close at $28.50, JMMB Group gained $2 trading 107,504 shares to end at $53, Kingston Properties traded 141,647 shares and rose 50 cents to end at $6, Mayberry Investments fell 25 cents to close at $8.75 in trading 92,573 shares. Mayberry Jamaica Equities traded 3,752,372 to gain 50 cents and ended at $12.50, NCB Financial lost $2 exchanging 162,275 units to close $213, Proven Investments lost 70 cents trading 5,326 shares in closing at $35.80, Sagicor Group jumped $5 in trading 7,879,535 shares to close at a record high of $63. Sagicor Real Estate Fund climbed $1.98 to end at $12.99 while trading 102,792 shares, Scotia Group dipped 25 cents to close at $56 trading 109,341 shares, Seprod jumped $5 trading 13,758 units to close at $60. Sygnus Credit Investments jumped $3.50 trading of 109,800 units to end at a record high of $22, Victoria Mutual Investments traded 2,051,094 and gained 68 cents to end at a record high of $8 and Wisynco Group traded 214,850 but fell 49 cents to close at $27.50.
Productive Business Solution 9.5% preference share traded 83,400 units and gained $1.99 to end at $107.99.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 19,171 units valued US$8,433 changing hands with, JMMB Group 6% preference share settled at $1 with 7,000 stock units trading, Proven Investments closed at 25 US cents with an exchange of 771 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 11,4000 shares at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index shed 0.16 points to close at 187.25.

AJI at record close of 561,755 – Thursday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange All Jamaican Composite Index ended at another record close on Thursday, the 35th record close for the year, as the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged 7,402.24 points to close at 561,755.34.
The JSE Index jumped 6,726.38 points to close at 511,476.82 and the JSE Financial Index rose 1.43 points in closing at 135.37.
Market activity, resulted in 38 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 18 securities advancing, 11 declining and 9 trading firm, compared to 36 securities trading on Wednesday.  Trading ended with 25,023,082 units valued at $337,036,565 compared to 22,775,778 units valued at $1,289,797,014 changing hands on Wednesday.
Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 18.64 million shares for 75 percent of total main market volume, Scotia Group followed with 2 million units for 8 percent of total volume and Wisynco Group with 642,312 shares for 2.6 percent of the day’s volume. NCB Financial traded at a record of $228.99 during the day with 634,727 units changing hands to close $220.
The market closed with an average of 695,086 units at $9,362,127 for each security traded, in contrast to 690,175 units for an average of $39,084,758 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,135,212 shares valued at $14,514,099 changing hands, compared to 1,160,203 shares valued at $14,821,170 for each security traded. June closed with an average of 1,608,485 units valued at $19,605,318 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and 4 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained $6.40 to end at $82.40 trading 17,858 stock units trading, Berger Paints declined 76 cents in trading of 2,274 units at $ 17.95, Eppley closed trading of 7,231 units and gained 50 cents to end at $17, Jamaica Producers fell 50 cents in trading of 5,743 units at $28. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 259,481 shares to close at $35.01, after falling $4.49, Kingston Properties ended trading with 13,100 shares, after rising 25 cents to end at $5.75, Mayberry Jamaican Equities climbed 50 cents in exchanging 8,932 shares to close at $12.50. Portland JSX climbed 40 cents in exchanging 3,940 shares at $8, at $ 8, Proven Investments jumped $3.90 to $40, in trading 1,000 shares, Salada Foods climbed $5 to settle at $38 with 1,437 shares changing hands, Sagicor Real Fund closed trading of 33,134 units and gained 38 cents to end at $11. Sygnus Credit Investments closed trading of 59,223 units and gained 50 cents to end at record high of $16.50, Seprod lost 50 cents in trading 19,570 units to close at $49, Scotia Group declined 25 cents in trading of 2,028,890 units at $55.50 and Wisynco Group gained $2 to end at record closing high of $28, trading 642,312 shares after it traded at a record high of $29.88..
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 5,610 units valued $10,826 changing hands. Market activity ended with JMMB Group 5.75% preference share traded 5,200 units at $2. followed by JMMB Group 6% preference share exchanged 410 units at $1.04.
The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 187.01 points.

Gains for JSE main market – Friday

Wisynco Group traded at an all-time high of $21.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed higher on Friday as advancing stocks edged out declining ones and 3 stocks hit 52 weeks’ highs.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index gained 1,350.02 points to 542,866.81, the JSE Index advanced by 1,226.82 points to close at 494,312.41 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.38 points in closing at 133.53.
Market activity resulted in 33 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 12 securities advancing, 10 declining and 11 trading firm, compared to 32 securities trading on Thursday.  Trading ended with 18,037,703 units amounting to $151,247,321 compared to 16,823,129 units valued at $203,619,459 changing hands on Thursday.  
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 10.7 million shares for 59 percent of total main market volume, Mayberry Jamaican Equities followed with 2.7 million stock units for 15 percent of total volume and Radio Jamaica with 1.97 million shares for 11 percent of the day’s volume.
The market closed with average of 601,257 units valued at an average of $5,041,577 for each security traded. In contrast to 525,723 units for an average of $6,363,108 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,167,747 shares valued at $14,394,134 changing hands, compared to 1,201,668  shares valued at $14,989,839 for each security traded. June closed with an average of 1,608,485 units valued at $19,605,318 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments dropped $1 to end at $72, in trading 28,198 shares, Eppley traded 13,330 shares and lost 45 cents to close at $16.75, Grace Kennedy climbed $1.98 in trading 8,910 units, to end at $72, Jamaica Broilers traded 48,378 shares and rose 24 cents to end at $33. Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed $3 trading 44,242 units to end at a 52 weeks closing high of $38, JMMB Group slipped 49 cents to end at $53 with an exchange of 64,292 shares. Kingston Wharves traded 1,728 shares and gained $1.10 to $68, Mayberry Investments gained 25 cents trading 41,370 shares at $8.50, NCB Financial rose with a gain of $3 in exchanging 66,354 shares and ended trading at an all-time closing high of $215, PanJam Investment rose 49 cents in trading 576,609 stock units at $95. Portland JSX lost 75 cents, trading 7,800 shares to close at $7.60, Sagicor Group traded 126,854 shares after rising $1.50 in closing at $53.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose $1 trading 22,921 stock units to end at $11, Scotia Group exchanged 7,019 shares with a loss of $1.48 to end at $56.02. Supreme Ventures lost 90 cents in trading 61,281 in closing at $27 and Wisynco Group climbed $1 in trading 174,156 shares to end at $21.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 53,190 units valued $23,781 changing hands. Market activity ended with JMMB Group 5.75% preference shares traded 6,210 units at US$2, Proven Investments traded 41,810 shares to close at 25.7 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments closed with 5,170 units changing hands at 11.99 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 0.07 points and closed at 192.06.

JSE main market drops – Wednesday

NCB Financial traded back at $200.

NCB Financial pushed higher by $5 to close at $200 after trading briefly at $204.99 during the day but the move higher could not prevent the overall market losing altitude and closed lower on Wednesday.
Trading ended with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined 2,871.43 points to close at 528,121.69 and the JSE Index lost 2,609.37 points to record close of 480,912.95. The JSE Financial Index lost 1.08 points in closing at 129.01 points.
Market activity resulted in 38 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets and leading to 17 securities advancing, 16 declining and 5 trading firm.  Barita Investments, Jamaica Stock Exchange and Proven Investments traded in the main market at 52 weeks’ high. Trading ended with 73,123,480 units valued at $311,695,529 compared to 32,848,536 units valued $123,106,978 changing hands, from 38 securities on Tuesday.  
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 59.4 million shares for 81 percent of total main market volume, followed by Eppley with 9.6 million stock units for 13 percent of total volume and Stanley Motta with 760,000 shares for 1 percent of the day’s volume.
The market closed with average of 2,089,242 units valued at an average of $8,905,587 for each security traded, in contrast to 938,530 units valued at an average of $3,517,342 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,265,757 shares valued at $9,768,829 changing hands, compared 1,158,213 shares valued at $9,895,777 for each securities traded. June closed with an average of 1,608,485 units valued at $19,605,318 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 4 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained $2 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $57, with 269,002 stock units trading, Caribbean Cement lost 99 cents and ended trading 49,452 shares at $79, Eppley dropped $3 to $13, in exchanging 9,631,915 stock units. Grace Kennedy dropped $2 trading 121,948 units at $68. Jamaica Stock Exchange gained $4 to close at an all-time high of $35, with an exchange of 34,939 stock units, JMMB Group lost $1 and ended at $49, with 246,537 shares trading, Kingston Wharves lost $3.16 and ended trading 15,578 shares at $65.84, NCB Financial rose $5 trading 74,150 shares to close at $200. 138 Student Living lost 80 cents and ended trading with 15,000 stock units at $3.60, Proven Investments rose $1 in traded 100 units to close at a record high of $36, ,Salada Foods fell 95 cents to end at $33.00, with 5,750 shares trading, Sagicor Group lost $1.69 trading 505,408 stock units to end at $55.80. Sagicor Real Fund rose $1.05 and ended trading at $10.75, with 162,498 units, Seprod rose $1.05 and settled at $47.95 in exchanging 109,390 shares Sterling Investments lost 30 cents and ended trading of 35,650 shares to close at $3.40 and Wisynco Group gained 58 cents to settle at $19.09, with 396,437 stock units changing hands.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 300,235 units valued US$45,290 units changing hands. Market activity ended with JMMB Group 6% preference share with 2,000 units trading with a loss of 2 cents to end at US$1.02, Proven Investments gained 0.7 cent trading 129,551 shares to close at 25.7 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments with a loss of one cent to 10 US cents, in trading 13,480 units. The JSE USD Equities Index inched 0.16 points lower to 187.15.

Barita jumps $10 NCB $5 push AJI to record 530K

Barita Investments jumped $10 to close at $55 following release of third quarter results showing a For the quarter, profit after tax jumped 594 percent to $911 million.  
NCB Financial pushed higher by $4.99 to close at $195 after it hit a high of $201 during the day. Grace jumped $3 to $70, JMMB Group was up at the close by $2 but traded at a record $55.07 before pulling back at the close to $50.
Trading ended with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged 8,298.01 points to end at a record close at 530,993.12 and the JSE Index leaped 7,540.72 points to record close of 483,522.32. The JSE Financial Index rose 3.09 points in closing at 130.09 points.
Market activity resulted in 38 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets and leading to 11 securities advancing, 12 declining and 14 trading firm. Trading ended with 32,848,536 units valued $123,106,978 compared to 34,066,074 units valued at $403,962,467 changing hands, from 36 securities on Monday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 29.7 million shares for 91 percent of total main market volume, followed by Carreras with 494,439 stock units for 1.5 percent of total volume and Wisynco Group with 402,978 shares for 1.2 percent of the day’s volume.
The market closed with average of 938,530 units valued at an average of $3,517,342 for each security traded, in contrast to 1,001,943 units for an average of $11,881,249 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,158,213 shares valued at $9,895,777 changing hands, compared 1,191,212 shares valued at $10,995,507 for each securities traded. June closed with an average of 1,608,485 units valued at $19,605,318 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments surged $10 to end at $55, with 67,312 stock units trading, Berger Paints gained 45 cents to close at $18.95, with 17,395 units changing hands, Eppley dropped $1.25 to $16, in exchanging 15,776 stock units, Grace Kennedy jumped $3.10 and finished trading 15,344 units at $70. Jamaica Broilers lost 88 cents to close at $33.12, with 26,227 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers lost $2.50 and concluded trading of 16,080 shares, at $26.50. Jamaica Stock Exchange gained $2 to close at $31, with an exchange of 65,150 stock units, JMMB Group rose $2 and ended at $50, with 159,763 shares trading, Kingston Wharves lost $2 and ended trading 15,144 shares at $69, Mayberry Jamaican Equities fell 34 cents and finished trading 21,318 shares at $11.51, NCB Financial rose $4.99 trading 137,850 shares to close at $195, Portland JSX lost 45 cents and ended trading with 30,000 stock units at $8.05, Sagicor Group rose 39 cents trading 252,322 stock units to end at $57.49. Scotia Group ended trading of 15,901 shares with a rise of 48 cents to close at $57.48 and Seprod lost $1.10 and settled at $46.90 in exchanging 101,944 shares.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 300,235 units valued US$45,290 units changing hands. Market activity ended with JMMB Group 6% preference share with 3,000 units trading at US$1.04, Proven Investments trading 75,635 shares to close at 25 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments with a loss of one cent to 11 US cents, in trading 221,600 units. The JSE USD Equities Index inched 0.07 points up to 187.31.

Losses for JSE main market

Wigton shares are still the most heavily traded on the JSE.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed down on Wednesday, as declining stocks beat out advancing ones 3 to 2.
Trading ended with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index shedding 1,923.97 points to close at 515,673.55 and the JSE Index falling 1,748.38 points to close at 469,600.84.
At the close of trading, 34 securities traded in the main and US dollar markets leading to 10 securities advancing, 15 declining and 9 trading firm. Market activity ended with 75,651,962 units valued $254,462,635 compared to 24,689,423 units valued at $108,692,341 changing hands from 33 securities on Tuesday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 61 million shares for 81 percent of total main market volume, followed by Stanley Motta with 10.3 million units for 14 percent of total volume and Carreras with 1.1 million stock units for 2 percent of total volume.
The market closed with average of 2,364,124 units valued at an average of $7,951,957 for each security traded. In contrast to 667,282 units for an average of $2,937,631 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,270,097 units valued at $4,635,018 changing hands, compared 762,722 units valued at $3,096,727fro each securities traded. June closed with an average of 1,608,485 units valued at $19,605,318 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained 95 cents to close at $45.05, in trading 2,000 shares, Eppley lost $1 in trading 5,000 stock units at $16, Grace Kennedy rose $1 and finished trading 1,853 units to end at $66, Jamaica Broilers gained $1 and closed at $33, with 199,457 shares trading. Jamaica Producers lost $2 and ended trading with 21,621 shares at $26.50, Jamaica Stock rose $1 and finished trading 58,982 stock units at $29, JMMB Group lost 49 cents in trading 82,686 shares to close of $44.50. NCB Financial Group added 50 cents and concluded trading 79,816 shares at $190, while 138 Student Living rose 28 cents to $3.95, in trading 50,472 shares. PanJam Investment lost $4 to settle at $96 with 211,728 shares changing hands, Pulse Investments lost 28 cents trading 300,000 shares to close at $2.50, Sagicor Group gained $1 and finished trading 191,385 stock units at $58 and Stanley Motta traded 10,263,122 units and lost 30 cents in ending at $5.
In the preference sector, Productive Business Solution lost $1.99 to close at $106 with 1,000 shares trading.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 17,950 units valued US$3,504 changing hands. Market activity ended with Proven Investments trading 3,000 shares to close at 25 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments with a loss of 0.50 cent to close at 12.5 US cents, in trading 4,000 units. The JSE USD Equities Index closed 0.39 points down to 189.31.