Drop for JSE majors in Januray

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

 

 

 

5 days of JSE declines end – Monday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange broke the 5 consecutive days of decline on Monday, with the market indices recording modest gains as 31 securities traded compared to 33 that changed hands on Friday.
The main and US markets traded a total of 33 securities, with prices of 11 rising, 15 declining with 7 remaining unchanged, compared to 36 securities trading on Friday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index gained 706.39 points to close at 401,354.81 and the SE Index advanced 642.91 points to 365,692.36.
Market activity ended with 7,589,172 units carrying a value of $145,956,290 compared to 4,205,246 units with a value of $112,762,089 on Friday.
Portland JSX led trading with 3,180,000 units for 41.90 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Grace Kennedy with 862,758 units accounting for 11.37 percent of the volume changing hands and 1834 Investments with 682,000 units and 9 percent of the day’s volume
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 14 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
An average of 244,812 units valued at over $4,708,267 traded, in contrast to 127,432 units valued at over $3,417,033 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 97,469 units valued at $2,670,351 compared to 89,414 units valued at $2,552,924, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments gained 61 cents to end at $51.75, trading 46,940 stock units, Berger Paints rose 80 cents and ended trading at $19.80, with 3,071 stock units changing hands, Carreras lost 26 cents and concluded trading at $9.22, with 36,418 units, Caribbean Cement gained 20 cents and finished the trading of 678,084 shares at $41.20. Grace Kennedy lost 95 cents trading 862,758 stock units to close at $58.05, Jamaica Producers shed $1.20 and closed at $21.80, with 1,767 shares changing hands, JMMB Group rose 70 cents to close at $32.50 trading of 13,153 shares. Kingston Wharves lost $1 and settled at $69, with 15,416 units changing hands, 138 Student Living finished trading 511,594 shares with a fall of 9 cents to a 52 weeks’ closing low of $2, after falling to an all-time low of $1.60 earlier, Salada Foods dropped $2 to settle at $35, in trading of 3,900 shares. Scotia Group lost 50 cents to end trading of 24,561 shares to close at $51.50, Seprod lost 64 cents to end at $32.35 with an exchange of 382,779 shares. Sterling Investments rose 40 cents and ended at $4, with 7,632 shares trading, Supreme Ventures rose 50 cents and concluded trading of 76,609 stock units, at $18.50 and Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaica dollar denominated shares traded 34,667 units with a fall of $1.11 to close at $10.10.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 113,540 shares valued US$34,627, changing hands. JMMB Group 5.75% preference share rose 6 cents and ended trading at $2.06 with 5,900 units and Proven Investments concluded trading of 107,640 units at 21 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 1.90 points to close at 164.43.

Drop for JSE main market – Monday

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

Fall again for JSE main market – Thursday

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Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, resulted in another day of moderate fall in the two main indices, but market volume and value increased over that of Wednesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 1,118.62 points to close at 407,309.91 and the JSE Index declining by 1,018.09 points to end at 371,112.27.
Market activity ended with 5,588,296 units valued at $115,025,442 compared to 2,621,751 units valued at $79,656,335 changing hands, on Wednesday.
JMMB Group led trading with 2,084,124 units for 37 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Pulse Investments with 986,375 units accounting for 17.7 percent of the volume changing hands and JMMB Group 7.50% with 400,000 units and 7 percent of the day’s volume.
The main and US dollar markets, had 36 securities changing hands, with prices of 13 rising, 10 declining with 13 remaining unchanged, compared to the same number of securities trading on Wednesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator suggest that the market could enjoy strong gains on Thursday with the reading showing 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.
An average of 169,342 units valued at $3,485,619, in contrast to 79,768 units valued at over $1,781,160 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 70,913 units valued at $1,992,151 compared to 61,632 units valued at $1,838,617, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost $1 to close at $51, trading 15,748 shares, Caribbean Cement finished trading 29,100 shares to close at $40, Eppley added $1 and settled at $10, with 5,848 shares trading, Grace Kennedy fell $2.90 in trading 23,247 shares at $56.10, Jamaica Broilers traded 56,842 stock units and rose $1 to $29. JMMB Group concluded trading of 2,084,124 shares but lost $3 to close at $29, Kingston Properties shed 30 cents to finish at $6.20, with 350 stock units, NCB Financial Group lost $1.25 in trading 138,873 shares to close at $143.75, PanJam Investment gained 50 cents to close at $71,50, with 24,178 units changing hands. Pulse Investments rose 34 cents and concluded trading of 986,375 shares at $3.50, Sagicor Group fell 90 cents to settle at $39, in trading of 17,250 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading rose 48 cents trading 13,000 shares to close at $10.60, Scotia Group traded 99,524 shares after rising $1.01 to close at $55. Sterling Investments lost 36 cents and ended at $3.70, with an exchange of 38,070 shares and Supreme Ventures rose 50 cents and concluded trading at $20, with 119,504 stock units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 32,240 units valued at $12,360 units. Preference share, JMMB Group 5.75% settled at US$2 with 4,867 shares trading. Proven Investments ended trading of 3,099 units at 21.9 US cents Sygnus Credit Investments fell 0.015 cent to end at 0.75 US cents trading 24,274 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 0.83 points to close at 165.87.

Sharp fall for JSE main market – Tuesday

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, resulted in sharp fall in the two main indices with the All Jamaican Composite Index dropping 5,066.78 points to 409,127.96 and the JSE Index declining by 4,611.43 points to close at 372,766.94.
Market activity ended with 2,621,751 units valued at $79,656,335 changing hands, compared 2,167,152 units valued at $105,404,838 on Monday. JMMB Group 7.25% Preference share led trading with 500,000 units for 19.07 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Scotia Group with 358,092 units accounting for 13.66 percent of the volume changing hands and Wisynco Group with 330,358 units and 12.60 percent of the day’s volume.
The main and US dollar markets, had 36 securities changing hands, with prices of 14 rising, 12 declining with 10 remaining unchanged, compared to 33 securities trading on Monday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator suggest that the market could enjoy strong gains on Tuesday with the reading showing 14 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
An average of 79,447 units valued at over $2,413,828, in contrast to 77,398 shares valued at $3,764,458 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 59,744 units valued at $1,845,200 compared to 57,455 units valued at $1,771,613, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost $1.50 to close at $51, trading 23,291 shares, Caribbean Cement climbed $2.99 to finish at $41, with 14,363 shares changing hands, Eppley gained $1 and settled at $10, with 909 shares trading, Grace Kennedy dived $3.96 in trading 88,305 shares at $56.03, Jamaica Broilers traded 48,033 stock units and fell $1 to $27. Jamaica Producers lost $2 to close at $21, with 45,251 shares changing hands, JMMB Group lost $1.84 trading of 31,001 shares to end at $32.14, Portland JSX rose 50 cents and ended at $8, with an exchange of 27,359 units, Pulse Investments  concluded trading at $2.70, with 130,066 shares, after fall by 46 cents. Sagicor Group  fell 50 cents and settled at $39.50, with 38,120 shares, Salada Foods jumped $3.49 to $35, in trading with 3,590 stock units, Scotia Group traded 358,092 shares after falling $1.50 to close at $52.50. Supreme Ventures, rose 50 cents to end at $19.50, with 29,215 stock units changing hands, Victoria Mutual Investments fell 45 cents and concluded trading 30,404 stock units at $3.50 and Wisynco Group fell 37 cents and settled at $10.03, with 330,358 shares trading.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 180,004 units valued at $50,898 units. Preference shares Eppley 5% added 1 cent to end at 98 US cents with 3,534 shares trading and JMMB Group 5.75% settled at US$2 with 6,070 shares. Proven Investments end trading of 170,400 units at 21 US cents after inching higher by 0.09 cent. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 1.33 points to close at 162.34.

Trading jumps at JSE – Thursday  

Declining stocks beat out on advancing ones again on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange but market indices rose to halt the recent daily decline as the volume and value of stocks climbed sharply from Wednesday’s out turn.
The main market ended with 5,840,821 units valued at over $422,371,897 trading, compared with 1,635,588 units valued at $49,600,589 changing hands on Wednesday. A total of 29 securities changed hands in the main and US dollar markets, with prices of 10 rising, 12 declining and 7 remaining unchanged compared to 26 securities trading on Wednesday.
At the close of the market, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,139.10 points to close at 410,056.07 and the JSE Index advanced by 1,037.84 points to close at 373,607.46.
Trading resulted in an average of 224,647 units valued at $16,245,073, in contrast to 62,907 units valued at over $1,907,715 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 124,399 units with a value of $4,530,322, compared to 113,717 units with a value of $3,126,711, previously. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security traded.
NCB Financial led trading with 2,238,381 units in accounting for 38.32 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Jamaica Producers with 930,181 units or 15.93 percent of the overall volume and Seprod with 907,620 units and 15.54 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments shed 90 cents and closed at $32, with  an exchange of 11,570 shares, Berger Paints jumped $6.50 to close at a record high of $24.50, with just 1,000 stock units changing hands, Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents in trading 65,646 stock units at $29, Jamaica Producers finished trading 930,181 units with a fall of $1.30 to close at $25.70,  JMMB Group fell $1.97 in trading 180,489 shares to close at $33. Mayberry Investments rose 50 cents and settled at $9.50, with 27,667 units changing hands, PanJam Investment rose 35 cents to close at $70, with an exchange of 213,004 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 79 cents to close at $10.20, with 1,000 shares changing hands, Scotia Group gained $1 trading 141,156 units to close at $56, Seprod traded 907,620 shares after declining by 50 cents to close at $31.50, Supreme Ventures rose 45 cents to $16, with 226,840 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 14,830 units valued at over $15,692 as JMMB Group 5.75% percent preference share closed with just with 4,820 units trading but fell 10 cents to US$1,06, JMMB Group 6% preference share closed with just with 5,310 units trading but fell 10 cents to US$2 and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 1 cent and ended at 10 US cents with 4,700 shares changing hands. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 1.06 points to close at 169.22.

Decline continues for JSE main market – Monday  

NCB declined again on Monday.

The  Jamaica Stock Exchange All Jamaican Composite Index lost 1,361.35 points to close at 411,130.48 on Monday and the JSE Index declined by 1,240.34 points tot close at 374,586.38.

The market suffered from declines primarily in Caribbean Cement, Jamaica Producers, NCB Financial, Sagicor Group and Supreme Ventures but good gains mainly in Grace Kennedy and Panjam Investment helped to ease the fall.
At the end, 33 securities changed hands in the main and US dollar markets with prices of just 11 rising, 14 declining and 8 remaining unchanged compared to 28 securities trading on Friday.
The main market ended with 4,388,637 units valued at $106,879,255 trading, compared with 5,896,056 units valued at $161,797,148 changing hands on Friday.
The main market ended with JMMB Group trading 1,006,420 units, accounting for just over 23 percent of the volume, followed by Portland JSX with 840,399 units 19 percent of the day’s volume and Scotia Group with 471,694 units 10.75 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 137,145 units valued at over $3,339,977, in contrast to 226,771 shares valued at $6,222,967 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 111,829 units with a value of $3,007,628 compared to 128,316 units with a value of $3,599,881, previously. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose 89 cents to end at $32, with 35,028 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement dropped $5.50 and finished trading 40,130 shares at $43.50, Grace Kennedy rose 41.50 and ended trading 9.525 shares at $59.50, Jamaica Producers finished trading of 50,113 units with a fall of $1 to close at $24, NCB Financial Group lost $2.90 to end trading of 89,435 shares at $147, PanJam Investment gained $1.95 to close at $67, with an exchange of 27,500 stock units, Portland JSX closed trading with 840,399 units after rising by 50 cents to end at $9, Sagicor Group fell 84 cents to finish trading of 142,802 shares at $40.16, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 50 cents to settle at $10.50, with 331,702 shares changing hands, Seprod traded 22,517 shares and dropping 35 cents to close at $31.85, Stanley motta fell 60 cents in trading 30,338 shares at $4.60, Supreme Ventures lost 99 cents and ended at $16, with 94,982 shares exchanged.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 592,387 units valued at $130,626 as Proven Investments ended at 22 US cents with 592,387 shares changing hands. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 0.20 points to close at 171.52.

Modest trading in JSE main market – Wednesday

Barita ended on the JSE at a record close of $31.01.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, made modest gains at the close of trading on Wednesday resulting from the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advancing 51.12 points to 433,039.87 and the JSE Index gaining 46.57 points to close at 394,548.30.
At the end, 28 securities changed hands in the main and US dollar markets with prices of 14 stocks rising, 11 declining and 6 remaining unchanged compared to 31 securities trading on Tuesday.
Barita Investments ended trading at a record close of $31.01.
The main market ended with 4,455,571 units valued at $87,653,782 changing hands, compared with just 4,732,702 units valued at $78,353,687 that were exchanged on Tuesday.
The main market ended with Victoria Mutual Investments leading with 1,246,476 units, accounting for 28 percent of the day’s trades, followed by JMMB Group 7.25% preference share with 989,957 units or 22 percent of the day’s volume and Wisynco Group with 447,047 units with 10 percent of the day’s trades.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 171,368 units valued at over $3,371,299, in contrast to 157,757 shares valued at $2,611,790 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 123,855 units with a value of $2,354,261 compared to 101,394 units valued at $1,873,480, previously. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments jumped $2.01 to end at a record close of $$31.01, with 17,647 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement jumped $6 and finished trading 9,130 shares at $50, Jamaica Broilers fell 25 cents trading 26,439 stock units at $29.75.  Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped $1.60 to $8.40, trading 337,162 shares, Kingston Wharves fell $1.60 to $75.70, with 28,919 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Investments declined by 38 cents trading 50,012 shares in closing at $9.60, Mayberry Equities jumped $1.29 cents trading 50,012 shares in closing at $10.50, NCB Financial Group shed $2.49 to end trading of 185,214 shares at $157.01, PanJam Investment dropped $2.90 to $65.10, with an exchange of 342,886 stock units, Sagicor Group fell $1.05 to finish trading of 46,813 shares at $47.50, Scotia Group traded 8,700 shares and rose $1 to close at $59 and Seprod rose $1 in trading of 158,334 shares, to close at $33.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 107,117 units valued at $22,155 as Proven Investments ended trading 103,717 at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share traded 3,400 units at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 1.11 points to close at 167.36.

JSE marked time in trading on Tuesday

Barita ended on the JSE at a record close of $29.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, made gains at the close of trading on Tuesday resulting in the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advancing by 116.66 points to close at 432,988.75 and the JSE index rising 106.29 points to 394,501.73. 
At the end, 31 securities cahnged hands in the main and US dollar markets with prices of 14 stocks rosing, 11 declining and 6 remaining unchanged. Barita Investments ended at a record close and Salada Foods traded at an intraday high at $30.The main market ended with 4,732,702 units valued at $78,353,687 changing hands, compared with just 843,989 units valued at $24,687,711 that were exchanged on Monday.
Wisynco Group lead trading with 2,609,218 units, accounting for 55 percent of the day’s trades, followed by Stanley Motta with 509,500 units or 10.8 percent of the day’s volume and Victoria Mutual Investments with 230,707 units with 4.9 percent of the day’s trades.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 157,757 units valued at over $2,611,790, in contrast to 33,760 shares valued at $987,508 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 101,394 units valued at $1,873,480. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose $1.50 to end at a record close of $29, with 5,515 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement fell 95 cents and finished trading of 37,015 shares at $44, Grace Kennedy climbed $1.50 in trading of 93,277 shares at $58, Jamaica Broilers fell 55 cents trading 25,312 stock units at $30.  Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed $1 to $10, trading 142,593 shares, Kingston Wharves rose $4 to $77, with 4,216 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Investments rose 41 cents trading 171,927 shares in closing at $9.98, NCB Financial Group gained $2.50 to end trading of 96,175 shares at $159.50, PanJam Investment dropped $2 to $68, with an exchange of 57,080 stock units, Palace Amusement gained $150 to $1,450, with 100 shares trading, Portland JSX rose 49 cents and ended at $7.50, with 638 units changing hands, Sagicor Group fell 95 cents to finish trading of 97,063 shares at $48.55, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 75 cents and settled at $11.10, with 14,650 shares. Scotia Group traded 55,696 shares and rose $1 to close at $58, Seprod fell 40 cents in trading of 86,259 shares, to close at $32 and Sygnus Credit Investments fell 35 cents to close at $10.65 trading 53,395 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 72,343 units valued at $14,988 as Proven Investments ended trading at 21 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a fall of 2.30 points to close at 166.25.

JSE fails to hang on to record – Monday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, surged to a new record high in early morning trading after just 7 minutes of the opening with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rising 5,319.88 to a record 435,784.80 points and briefly moved higher to more than 435,900 points before pulling back, at the close the index put on 2,407.17 points to 432,872.09.
The JSE index climbed 4,847.01 points to a record of 397,049.24 after 7 minutes of trading pulled back at the close but still put on 2,589.66 points to close at 392,202.23.
Market activity resulted in 3 securities trading at record highs but ended with 2 securities closing at record highs and one closing at 52 weeks’ ow, as 26 securities in the main and US dollar markets changed hands, compared to a 31 on Friday. At the end, prices of just 6 stocks rose, 15 declined and 5 remained unchanged.
The main market ended with just 843,989 units valued at $24,687,711 changing hands, compared with 12,946,386 units valued at $522,988,358 that were exchanged on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 33,760 units valued at over $987,508, in contrast to 446,427 shares valued at $18,034,081 on Friday. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments fell 50 cents to close of $27.50 after trading at new in  intraday record high of $31, with 19,020 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.45 and finished trading of 2,755 shares at $44.95, Carreras concluded trading of 103,177 units at $9.10 after falling 40 cents, Grace Kennedy dropped $1.50 in trading of 34,081 shares at $56.50, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 63 cents and closed at $9, trading 19,650 shares, Kingston Wharves fell $2.79 to $73, with 6,817 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Jamaica Equities lost 85 cents trading 7,993 shares in closing at $9.15, NCB Financial Group declined by $2.05 to end trading of 66,427 shares at $157, PanJam Investment dropped $4 to  $70, with an exchange of 13,890 stock units, Sagicor Group fell 50 cents to finish trading of 57,553 shares at $49.50, Scotia Group traded 14,660 shares and rose $2 to close at $57, Seprod added $2.40 trading of 27,970 shares, to close at $32.40.

Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 40,224 units valued at over $8,569 as Proven Investments lost 1 cent and ended trading at 21 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 0.87 points to close at 168.55.