Stocks dive again on JSE – Wednesday

The sharp fall in prices on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continued on Wednesday closed with 19 declining just 8 rising and 7 holding firm and making big dents into the market indices.
At the close, the All Jamaica Composite Index diving 5,114.14 points to 409,805.35 and the JSE Index declined by 4,659.56 points to close at 373,379.06.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.
A total of 34 securities traded including 2 in the US dollar market, compared to 32 trading on Tuesday.
Trading ended with 3,255,602 units valued at $64,853,916 changing hands, compared with 3,865,461 units valued at $98,334,906 on Tuesday.
Trading closed with JMMB Group leading with 842,614 units and 25.9 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Carreras with 569,061 units and 17.5 percent of volume traded and Ciboney trading 500,000 units or 15.4 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 101,738 units valued at over $2,026,685, in contrast to 128,849 shares valued at $3,277,830 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 357,984 shares, valued $6,357,141 and previously, 382,244 shares, valued $6,804,156. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Grace Kennedy rose 69 cents and ended trading 6,606 shares at $59.30, Jamaica Producers dropped 50 cents to close of $29.50 with 50,226 units changing hands, JMMB Group dropped $3.50 and ended at $31.50, with 842,614 shares trading. Kingston Wharves fell 43 cents in exchanging 11,112 stock units, to close at $82.07, NCB Financial Group lost 60 cents and ended at $128.40, trading 73,778 shares, Pulse Investments shed 30 cents to $2.50 trading 1,000 shares, Sagicor Group dropped $4.47 to $42.03, trading 100,416 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 50 cents to close at $14, trading 14,745 shares, Salada Foods lost 55 cents and ended trading at $24.95, with 7,800 stock units, Scotia Group dropped $2.99 trading 46,233 units to close at $56.01, Seprod lost $4.40 and finished trading at $35.60, with 15,764 shares changing hands, Stanley Motta lost 45 cents in closing at $4.55 trading 67,400 shares, Sterling Investments gained 80 cents and closed at $23.30, with 250 shares and Supreme Ventures fell $2.48 to end at $17.51, with 89,967 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 32,239 units valued at US$4,310 changing hands as Proven Investments ended trading 7,639 to close at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar ordinary share traded 24,600 units to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 167.78.

Sharp price changes hit JSE – Tuesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed with a number of stocks having large price changes and the market indices pulling back from the record close on Friday.
At the end of trading, the All Jamaica Composite Index dived 3,531.21 points to 414,919.49 and the JSE Index declined by 3,217.33 points to close at 378,038.62.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
A total of 32 securities traded including 2 in the US dollar market, compared to 30 trading on Friday with the prices of 10 securities rising, 17 declining and 5 holding firm.
Sagicor Group traded at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $46.50, Mayberry Equities  traded at an intraday high of $20 and ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $12.51 and Carreras traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $8.80.
Trading ended with 3,865,461 units valued at $98,334,906 changing hands, compared with 17,261,656 units valued at $203,142,878 on Friday.
Trading closed with Carreras with 896,721 units and 23.2 percent of the day’s volume, dominating trading, followed by Jamaica Stock Exchange with 454,951 units and 11.77 percent of volume traded and Grace Kennedy trading 449,788 units or 11.64 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 128,849 units valued $3,277,830, in contrast to 595,230 units valued $7,004,927 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 382,244 shares, valued $6,804,156 and previously, 406,926 shares, valued $7,181,976. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints shed 50 cents and closed at $22, trading 4,395 shares, Grace Kennedy rose 49 cents and ended trading 449,788 shares at $59.50, Jamaica Broilers lost 41 cents in trading 21,347 stock units, to close at $32.01, Jamaica Producers dropped $3 to close of $30 with 338,585 units changing hands, Kingston Wharves gained 50 cents in exchanging 6,921 stock units, to close at $82.50, Mayberry Investments lost 49 cents to close at $11.01 after trading 32,524 shares, NCB Financial Group lost 99 cents and ended at $129, trading 166,004 shares, PanJam Investment closed $1.50 lower at $64, with 77,368 stock units trading, Portland JSX traded 38,580 shares but fell 40 cents to close at $8.10, Pulse Investments gained 40 cents to $2.80 trading 261,000 shares, Sagicor Group jumped $4.02 to $46.50, trading 10,276 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 40 cents to close at $14.50, trading 154,592 shares, Scotia Group rose $1 trading 4,055 units to close at $59, Seprod after dropping sharply by $12.50 on Friday, suffered another huge dive for the second day by $10.50 and finished trading at $39, with 2,000 shares changing hands after the announcement of the sale of 92 million shares at $23.99 each. Sterling Investments lost 50 cents to close at $22.50 while trading 27,270 shares, Supreme Ventures jumped $2.48 to end at $19.99, with 56,045 shares changing hands and Wisynco Group lost 30 cents to end at $10, trading 243,477 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 403,750 units valued at US$44,588 changing hands as Proven Investments ended trading just 1,750 to close at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar ordinary share traded 402,000 units and rose 0.05 cent to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 0.90 points to 167.78.

JSE in sharp drop on Wednesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market dropped sharply on Wednesday with increased market activity but with rising stocks outpacing falling ones by 80 percent.
At the end of trading, All Jamaica Composite Index dropped 3,927.81 points to 412,448.36 and the JSE Index declined by 3,578.68 points to close at 375,787.14.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers, suggesting a fairly even match, between rising and declining stocks on Thursday.
A total of 32 securities traded, including 3 in the US dollar market, compared to 31 trading on Tuesday with the prices of 14 securities rising, 8 declining and 10 holding firm.
Jamaica Producers traded at 52 weeks’ high during the day, of $33 and Jamaica Stock Exchange traded at an intraday high of $9.20, but both fell back by the close, while Mayberry Investments closed at an all-time high of $10. Barita Investments ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $19.50, Salada Foods closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $26 and Radio Jamaica traded at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of 80 cents.
Trading ended with major contraction in the value of trades in the main market, compared to Tuesday’s levels, with 16,795,459 units valued at $285,223,377 versus  9,264,518 units valued at $430,892,380 changing hands on Tuesday.
Trading closed with Wisynco Group leading with 10,860,918 units accounting for 64.67 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Grace Kennedy with 1,515,091 units or 9 percent of total volume traded and Supreme Ventures with 1,278,248 units and 7.6 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 559,849 units valued at $9,507,446, in contrast to 330,876 shares valued at $15,389,014 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 406,855 shares, valued $7,710,282 and previously, 386,273 shares, valued $7,433,795. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments rose 70 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ close at $19.50, trading 8,100 shares, Caribbean Cement rose 86 cents to finish at $49.95, in exchanging 34,400 shares, Grace Kennedy lost 55 cents and ended trading 1,515,091 shares at $60.95, Jamaica Broilers declined by 41 cents in trading 63,380 stock units to close at $32, JMMB Group rose $1 and ended at $37, with 395,580 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $8 in exchanging 1,670 stock units, to close at $83, Mayberry Investments rose 80 cents to finish at a record $10, trading 101,446 stock units, NCB Financial Group lost $2 and settled at $128, with 159,788 units, 138 Student Living fell 40 cents and closed at $4.60, with 279 stock units trading, Salada Foods jumped $5.29 to a record close of $26 in trading just 200 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 80 cents to end at $14.20, trading 155,029 shares, Sterling Investments dropped $4.30 and closed at $23.30 with 29,383 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures dived $5.40 to end at $15.50, with 1,278,248 shares changing hands and Wisynco Group rose 40 cents to $10, trading 10,860,918 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 50,462 units valued at $10,394, changing hands, Proven Investments traded 45,387 shares to close at 22 US cents and Sygnus Credit 5,075 units and rose 0.5 cents to end at 11.5 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 1.02 points to 170.72.

JSE hits new record then drops

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Bulls prowling around Jamaican stocks.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market climbed to another record high on Thursday but pulled back towards the close, as the price of Scotia Group traded down to $56 and Grace Kennedy falling at the close.
The All Jamaica Composite Index peaked with gain of 3,093.31 points to a record 411,545.91. At the end of trading, All Jamaica Composite Index declined by 1,232.84 points to close at 407,219.76 and the JSE Index dipped 1,123.25 points to 371,023.29.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 11 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers, suggesting mostly gains ahead for stocks.
A total of 29 securities traded including 1 in the US dollar market, compared to 32 trading on Wednesday with the prices of 15 securities rising, 8 declining and 6 holding firm. There were 6 securities trading at 52 weeks’ highs during the day, with 3 ending at a 52 weeks’ closing highs.
The main market ended with 50,485,890 units valued at $464,344,297 compared to 2,630,637 units valued at over $70,273,331 changing hands on Wednesday.
Trading closed with Carreras trading 46,297,844 shares and 91.7 percent of the day’s volume with the price closing at $9.11 after falling 24 cents. JMMB Group accounted for 1,650,000 shares or 3.3 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Ciboney Group with 760,000 shares and 1.5 percent of the volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 1,803,068 units valued at over $16,583,725, in contrast to 132,745 shares valued at $3,474,891 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 533,195 shares, valued $6,208,222 and previously, 114,884 shares valued $2,790,409. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Grace Kennedy fell $2 in trading 73,275 shares, to close at $61, after the price hit a record $75 in early trading, Jamaica Broilers dropped $3 in trading 406,744 stock units at $28, JMMB Group climbed $2 and ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $35, trading 50,818 shares, Mayberry Equities rose 41 cents to finish at closing high of $12.01, trading 55,088 stock units, NCB Financial Group rose $2.50 ended trading with 19,709 shares at record close of $132.50, Portland JSX ended at $8.50, with 55,000 units trading after falling 50 cents, Sagicor Group rose 78 cents to end at $40, with 4,149 shares changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 41 cents to $13.50, trading 122,940 shares, Scotia Group added $1 in trading 48,191 units to close at $62 after it fell to $56 in earlier trading, Seprod jumped $3.56 in trading 32,849 shares at $46.80, Sterling Investments declined by $1.99 and closed at $22.01, with 38,149 shares changing hands after trading at an all-time intraday high of $28 and Supreme Ventures rose 70 cents in trading 202,949 shares to end at $21.70 and Wisynco Group lost 25 cents to finish at $9.30, with 246,788 units trading.
Trading in the US dollar market closed Proven Investments being the sole trade with 134,200 shares to close at 23 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 174.64.

More records signaled for JSE

Jamaica Stock Exchange main market climbed to another record close on Wednesday past the 408,000 points mark based on the movement of the All Jamaica Composite Index. Closing quotes suggest that the market should move higher on Thursday.
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 only 1 closing with a lower offer, suggesting mostly gains ahead for stocks.
At the end of trading All Jamaica Composite Index climbed 3,109.71 points to close at a record closing high of 408,452.60 and the JSE Index jumped 2,833.30 points to a record close of 372,146.54.
A total of 32 securities traded including 3 in the US dollar market, compared to 29 trading on Tuesday with the prices of 20 securities rising, 5 declining and 4 that held firm. The market had 4 new highs during trading but ended with just two closing at a 52 weeks’ high.
The main market ended with 2,630,637 units valued at over $70,273,331 changing hands, compared to 3,284,901 units valued at $66,139,568 changing hands on Tuesday.
Trading closed with JMMB Group accounting for with 740,000 shares or 19.22 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Sagicor Group with 539,066 units and 14 percent of the volume traded and Grace Kennedy with 434,750 units and 11.3 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 132,745 units valued at over $3,474,891, in contrast to 97,431 shares valued at $2,602,716 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 114,884 shares valued $2,790,409 and previously, 105,635 shares valued $2,435,945. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints dropped $1.50 and ended at $21, trading 12,969 stock units, Caribbean Cement lost 90 cents to finish at $49.10, in trading 20,497 shares, Jamaica Broilers rose $1 in trading 25,397 stock units at $31, Jamaica Producers lost $2 to close at $30, trading 204,464 stock units, Kingston Wharves added $1.10 to close at a record $75.10, with 6,139 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Equities rose 15 cents to finish at closing high of $11.60, trading 122,247 stock units, PanJam Investment rose 5 cents and ended at 52 weeks’ closing high of $64.90, while exchanging 3,376 stock units, Portland JSX ended at $9 with 19,245 units trading after falling 50 cents, Pulse Investments lost 40 cents and concluded trading of 24,989 shares at $2.40, Sterling Investments close at $24, with 19,180 shares changing hands after trading at an all-time intraday high of $28 and Supreme Ventures rose $1.50 in trading 88,917 shares to end at $21.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 70,385 units valued at $22,180 as JMMB Group 6 percent preference share concluded trading of 50,000 shares at $1.06, Margaritaville rose 4.1 cents and ended at $0.24 with 1,200 shares trading and Proven Investments traded 3,200 shares to close at 23 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 1.73 points to close at 174.64.

New record high for JSE main market

Jamaica Stock Exchange main market surged past the 405,000 points for the first time based on the movement of the All Jamaica Composite Index on Tuesday aided by the prices of 20 stocks rising.
At the end of trading All Jamaica Composite Index advanced 2,242.60 points to a record close of 405,342.89 and the JSE Index rose 2,043.26 points to a record close of 369,313.24.
A total of 29 securities traded including 2 in the US dollar market, compared to 33 trading on Monday with the prices of 20 securities rising, 5 declining and 4 that held firm. The market closed with 4 new highs with three closing at a 52 weeks’ high and Radio Jamaica trading at a 52 week’s low of 90 cents.
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 only 2 closing with lower offers.
The main market ended with 2,630,637 units valued at over $70,273,331 changing hands, compared to 3,284,901 units valued at $66,139,568 changing hands on Monday.
Trading closed with Sagicor Real Estate Fund accounting for 598,360 units or 22.75 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Wisynco Group with 522,434 units and 19.86 percent of the volume traded and NCB Financial Group with 211,075 units and 8 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 97,431 units valued at over $2,602,716, in contrast to 113,272 shares valued at $2,280,675 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Caribbean Cement rose $2 to finish at $50, in trading 157,526 shares, Grace Kennedy climbed $3 and ended trading 39,239 shares at a 52 weeks’ high of $63, Jamaica Producers rose $4 to close at 52 weeks’ closing high of $32, trading 59,422 stock units, JMMB Group gained 49 cents and ended at $32.99, with 150,136 shares trading, Kingston Wharves added $2 to close at $74, with 5,513 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments climbed 25 cents to finish at $8.50, with 93,300 stock units trading, Mayberry Equities rose 45 cents to finish at $11.45, trading 21,567 stock units, NCB Financial Group climbed $1.25 and ended trading of 211,075 shares at $130, while 138 Student Living rose $1.20 and finished at $5 while trading 10,000 stock units, PanJam Investment jumped 35 cents and ended at 52 weeks’ closing high of $64.85, while exchanging 76,624 stock units, Portland JSX climbed $1.15 and ended at $9.50, in exchanging 51,000 units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund jumped $1.89 to settle at $13, trading 598,360 shares, Salada Foods rose $1.20 and ended trading of 101,826 stock units at 52 weeks’ high of $20, Seprod traded 1,605 units after gaining 50 cents to close at $43.50, Scotia Group lost $1.10 trading 6,756 units to close at $60.90, Sterling Investments jumped $1 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high at $24, with 22,457 shares changing hands and Supreme Ventures dropped $4.40 in trading 27,237 shares to end at $19.50.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 70,385 units valued at $22,180 as JMMB Group 5.75 percent preference share concluded trading of 3,385 shares at $2 and Proven Investments traded 67,000 shares and rose 3 cents to close at 23 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 11.88 points to close at 172.91.

Q4 off to record high for JSE majors

Stocks surged to new record high on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market at the start of October, as the market opened, with the All Jamaica Composite Index jumping within 535 points of the critical 400,000 mark and with 35 minutes of trading, it climbed over 400,000 points for the first time.
At the end of trading All Jamaica Composite Index jumped 9,823 points to a record close of 403,100.29 after it earlier jumped 10,773.36 points with just 13 minutes to close and the JSE Index surged 8,949.87 points to a record close of 366,558.39 after trading higher to a record intraday high of 368,135.86.
A total of 33 securities traded including 4 in the US dollar market, compared to 32 trading on Friday with the prices of 10 securities rising, 12 declined and 11 held firm. The market closed with 3 new highs and Radio Jamaica trading at a 52 week’s low of 92 cents.
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 only 2 closing with a lower offer.
The main market ended with 3,284,901 units valued at $66,139,568 changing hands, compared to 7,891,758 units valued at $231,891,130 changing hands on Friday.
Trading closed with Sagicor Real Estate Fund accounting for 1,221,240 units or 37.18 percent of the day’s volume, followed by with 342,484 units and 10.43 percent of the volume traded and with 252,932 units 7.70 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 113,272 units valued at $2,280,675 units, in contrast to 281,849 shares valued at $8,281,826 on Friday. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments lost 49 cents to close at $18.51, in trading 9,748 shares, Caribbean Cement rose 96 cents to finish at $48, in the trading of 8,500 stock units, Jamaica Producers rose $2 to close at 52 weeks’ closing high of $28, trading 10,364 stock units, Kingston Wharves lost $2 to $72, with 4,140 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments climbed 25 cents to finish at $8.25, with 32,181 stock units trading, NCB Financial Group climbed $3.75 and ended trading of 77,954 shares at $128.75, PanJam Investment jumped $6.50 and ended at 52 weeks’ closing high of $64.50, while exchanging 3,510 stock units, Sagicor Group gained 90 cents to settle at $39, in the trading of 157,640 shares. Sagicor Real Estate Fund dived $2.39 to settle at $11.11, trading 1,221,240 shares, Scotia Group rose $2 trading 64,186 units to close at $62.00, Sterling Investments jumped $1 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high at $23, with 3,352 shares changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 12,500 shares and fell 50 cents to end at $12.50.

Trading in the US dollar market closed with 20,932 units valued at $7,170 as JMMB Group 5.75 percent preference share concluded trading of 2,500 shares at $2, Proven Investments traded 2,088 shares at 20 US cents, Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share traded 7,500 units but lost 1 cent to end at 10 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share traded 8,844 units to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 0.63 points to close at 161.03.

JSE main market gains – Wednesday

Prices of 14 securities rose and 15 declined and just 5 held firm when the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday from 34 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets compared to 33 trading on Tuesday.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaica Composite Index advanced by 1,658.37 points to 382,756.89 and the JSE Index gained 1,510.97 points to close at 348,734.83.
Sterling Investments ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high at $18.50, PanJam Investment traded at an intraday high of $60 while Sagicor Real Estate Fund trading at a 52 weeks’ low of $10.68.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 closing with a lower offer.
The main market ended with 117,820,162 units valued at $2,898,097,993 compared to 24,501,665 units valued at $302,847,453 changing hands on Tuesday.
The day’s volume was led by, JMMB Group dominated trading 102,542,622 units and 87.03 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 10,177,834 shares accounting for 8.64 percent of main market volume and 138 Student Living with 3,333,334 units and just 2.83 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 3,681,880 units valued at over $90,565,562, in contrast to 844,885 shares valued at $10,443,016 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 579,751 shares valued $9,695,343, compared to 387,743 shares valued $4,414,023 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments climbed 84 cents and closed at $18 with 205,636 shares changing hands, Berger Paints rose 32 cents to $22.43, in exchanging 1,500 stock units, Caribbean Cement shed $1.51 to finish at $47.99, in the trading of 15,599 shares, Grace Kennedy rose $1 and finished trading 57,180 shares at $59, Jamaica Broilers jumped $2.75 in trading 73,741 stock units, to close at $28.75, Jamaica Producers rose 50 cents and finished trading 146,786 units at $27, Kingston Wharves dropped $3.70 to $70.30, with 10,470 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments lost 25 cents and settled at $8.25, exchanging 13,000 units, NCB Financial Group lost $2 and ended trading of 76,697 shares at $118, PanJam Investment climbed $2.74 and closed at $56.24, while exchanging 53,945 stock units, after it hit a 52 weeks’ high of $60, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 99 cents to settle at $12, trading 10,177,834 shares, Scotia Group lost $2 in trading 118,566 units at $60, Seprod lost $1.60 and finished trading 3,791 shares at $45.20, Sterling Investments jumped $1.98 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high at $18.50, with 66,444 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 268,098 units valued at $69,579 as JMMB Group 6% preference share rose 6 cents completed trading of 18015 at $1.06 and Proven Investments traded 250,083 shares at 20 US cents after falling by 2 cents The JSE USD Equities Index declined 7.13 points to close at 159.31.

12 day record run ends for JSE stocks

The main market of Jamaica Stock Exchange shot to a new record high on Tuesday putting the All Jamaica Composite Index at 391,561.55 points and the JSE index at 356,765.86 but falling prices of NCB Financial and Kingston Wharves put the halt to the 12 days of unbroken record run.
Shortly after hitting the intraday high, 300,000 of NCB Financial shares were sold between $119.65 down to $110.01 dragging the market into negative territory, but the trading of 55,007 shares after ward lifted the price to $120 at the close.
The market closed, with the All Jamaica Composite Index falling 693.30 points to close at 385,144.30 and the JSE Index losing 631.67 points to close at 350,910.02.

NCB Financial Group fell $6 to $120.

Market activities resulted in just 34 securities trading, including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 33 securities trading on Monday. At the end of trading, the prices of 14 stocks rose, 13 declined and 7 closed trading, unchanged. Three stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high at the close.
The main market ended with 4,785,990 units valued at $69,191,788 compared to 10,670,045 units valued $110,767,731 changing hands, on Monday.
The day’s volume was led by, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share with 1.5 million units, 31.34 percent of the volume traded, followed by JMMB Group 7.25% preference share with 1 million and 20.9 percent of main market volume and Victoria Mutual Investments with 474,825 units and 9.9 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 149,562 units valued at over $2,162,243, in contrast to 333,439 shares valued at $3,461,492 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 409,365 shares valued $3,936,656, compared to 433,603 shares valued $4,116,343 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments climbed 10 cents to end at a record closing high of $15.70, after the price hit a high of $16.50 and trading 12,100 shares, Berger Paints ended at $22 after gaining 55 cents with 10,687 stock units trading, Caribbean Cement lost $1.75 and finished exchanging 20,450 shares at $48.25, Grace Kennedy lost 50 cents to end at $57.50, trading 26,214 shares, Jamaica Broilers rose $1 in trading 16,505 stock units at a record close of $32. JMMB Group ended at 52 weeks’ high of $32 after rising $1 with 41,642 shares, Kingston Wharves fell $2 in trading 9,400 shares at $70, NCB Financial Group dropped $6 and ended trading 359,907 shares at $120, PanJam Investment climbed $2.95 to $56.95 trading 6,571 stock units, Portland JSX fell 80 cents in trading 11,000 shares close at $8.20, Pulse Investments gained 41 cents and concluded trading of 500 shares at $2.80, Sagicor Group rose 85 cents and settled at $39.85, trading 76,764 shares. Sagicor Real Estate Fund shed 77 cents and settled at $11, trading 287,700 shares. Scotia Group jumped $1.49 to end at a record close of $62, after trading 29,759 units and Seprod dropped $3 to end at $47 in trading 13,368 units.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 3,406 units valued at $2,476 as JMMB Group 6% preference share completed trading 2,041 stock units at $1.05, Proven Investments ended trading with 1,365 shares at 23 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index increased 0.04 points to close at 169.56.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.

12 straight record close for JSE stocks

More records got shattered in trading on The Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday as the All Jamaica Composite Index (AJI) reached a new high during the trading session at 389,650.08 points, with less than 37 minutes before the close.
While the AJI was pushing closer to the 400,000 mark, JSE Index hit a new high of 355,015.30 having gained 3,504.55 points at 12.23 in the afternoon, before investors pushed down the price of National Financial to the $113 level after it traded for most of the day around the $126-130 level.
The main market closed with just modest gains in the indices and pushed the consecutive daily record close to 12. Monday’s close brings to 35, the number of record close for the year and 23 since the start of July.
The market closed with the All Jamaica Composite Index rising 33.96 points higher to a record close at 385,837.60 and the JSE Index gaining 30.94 points to a record close of 351,541.69.
Market activities resulted in just 33 securities trading, including 1 in the US dollar market compared to 25 securities trading on Friday. At the end of trading, the prices of 15 stocks rose, 8 declined and 10 closed trading, unchanged. Two stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high and while Mayberry Equities traded at a record high of $10.57 but failed to hold on at the close.
The main market ended with 10,670,045 units valued $110,767,731 compared to 2,715,718 units valued at $59,199,085 changing hands, on Friday.
The day’s volume was led by, Wisynco Group with 4,737,868 units 44.4 percent of the volume traded followed by 138 Student Living with 3,333,333 units and 31.24 percent of main market volume and Victoria Mutual Investments with 487,461 units and 4.57 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 333,439 units valued at over $3,461,492, in contrast to 118,075 shares valued at $2,573,873 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 443,910 shares valued $4,190,129, compared to 443,910 shares valued $4,190,129 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments climbed $2.65 to close at a record high of $15.60, trading 3,100 shares, as investors show increased interest in the stock with the new majority owners took control after the recent acquisition of the majority shares. Berger Paints ended at $21.45 after gaining 44 cents with 5,025 stock units trading, Grace Kennedy lost 40 to end at $58, trading 26,924 shares, Kingston Properties rose 25 cents in concluded trading 7,450 shares at $6, Mayberry Investments fell 80 cents and settled at $8 in trading 31,000 units, NCB Financial Group fell $3 and ended trading 147,486 shares at $126, PanJam Investment shed $2 and closed at $54 trading 12,200 stock units, Pulse Investments declined 41 cents and concluded trading of 17,050 shares at $2.39, Sagicor Group fell 85 cents and settled at $39, trading 13,496 shares. Sagicor Real Estate Fund climbed 77 cents and settled at $11.77, trading 352,320 shares. Scotia Group jumped $4.38 to end at a record close of $60.51, after trading 244,840 units, Seprod climbed $3.10 to end at $50 in trading 3,855 units, Stanley Motta jumped 51 cents in trading 41,600 shares close at $5.31 and Wisynco Group rose 25 cents and finished trading 4,737,868 units at $9.10.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 220,794 units valued at $50,765 as Proven Investments the sole stock trading in this segment of the market, rose 0.5 cents and ended trading at 23 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index increased 1.74 points to close at 169.52.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.