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.

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.

AJ index pulls back from record close – Monday

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange All Jamaican Composite Index pulled back from  Friday’s record close on Monday, with the index dropping 4,083.65 points to close at 561,713.99.
The JSE Index declined by 3,710.97 points to end at 511,439.24 and the JSE Financial Index lost 1.97 points to close at 136.28.
Market activity, resulted in 43 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 15 securities advancing, 16 declining and 12 trading firm, compared to 37 securities trading on Friday.
At the close of trading, Barita Investments, Victoria Mutual Investments and Sygnus Credit Investments all closed at 52 weeks’ highs. Trading ended with 20,389,377 units valued at over $139,918,047 compared to 35,718,490 units valued at $1,655,204,831 changing hands on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 16.4 million units for 81 percent of total volume, Radio Jamaica followed with 1 million shares for 5 percent of the day’s volume and JMMB Group with 608,003 shares for 3 percent of total main market volume.
The market closed with an average of 522,805 units valued at an average of $3,587,642 for each security traded. In contrast to 1,020,528 units for an average of $47,291,567 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,097,715 shares valued at $16,324,221 changing hands, compared to 1,129, 518 shares valued at $16,213,671 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 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling price and 3 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained $1 to end at record close of $84 trading 10,616 stock units trading, Berger Paints gained 76 cents after trading 4,435 to end at $18.71, Caribbean Cement lost $2.29 trading  42,274 units at $76.81, Grace Kennedy closed trading of 7,358 units with a gain of $1 to close at $72. Jamaica Broilers rose 75 cents trading 30,946 units to close at $32.75, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 228,445 shares to close at $33 after falling $1.95, Kingston Wharves ended trading of 1,708 shares and gained 99 cents to end at $71. NCB Financial lost $1 in exchanging 134,633 units to close $218, 138 Student Living gained 50 cents to close at $4 in trading 700 shares, Proven Investments lost $3.50 trading in the main market with 9,200 units swapped  to close at $36.50, Sagicor Group lost 60 cents trading 9,704 shares in closing at $57.10. Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed trading of 2,118 units and lost 30 cents to end at $11.20, Salada Foods traded 1,229 shares after falling by $2 to $36, Seprod lost 39 cents trading 11,905 units to close at $48.01. Supreme Ventures gained $1 trading 133,871 in ending at $29, Sygnus Credit Investments closed trading of 37,904 units and gained $1,10 to end at a record high of $18 and Victoria Mutual Investments traded 112,760 and gained 90 cents to end at $6.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 48,792 units valued $43,404 changing hands with JMMB Group 5.75% preference share closed at US$2 with 9,342 shares traded, JMMB Group 6% preference share settled with a loss of 4 cents at $1 with an exchange of 19,400 stock units, Productive Business Solution completed trading at 60  US cents after trading 300 shares and Proven Investments rose 2 cents and settled at 26 US cents with an exchange of 19,750 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced 6.46 points to close at 190.26.

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.

Trading up for JSE main market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market returned to more normal levels on Tuesday, than the heavy trading that took place on Monday.
The market ended with 7,661,551 units valued $296,721,375, up sharply from 1,643,736 units valued $44,890,131 units changing hands, on Monday.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined 3,438.93 points to 451,745.98 and the JSE Index dropped 3,125.06 points to 411,507.15.
Sagicor Group led trading with 5.18 million shares accounting for 68 percent of total main market volume, followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 758,101 units and 10 percent of the day’s trades and Wisynco Group with 355,985 units for 5 percent of volume traded.
Trading ended with an average of 239,423 units valued $9,272,543, in contrast to 53,024 shares valued at $1,448,069 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 265,920 units valued $11,582,843 and previously, 267,779 units valued $11,609,967. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets traded 33 securities, compared to 34 on Monday leading to 9 advancing, 15 declining and 9 closing unchanged.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost 60 cents and closed at $43.50, trading 142,650 shares, Berger Paints rose $2 and ended at $19, with 12,000 stock units traded, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.50 to close at $70.50, trading 4,932 shares, Eppley lost 50 cents and ended 100 shares trading at $12,  Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 77 cents to end at $19.76, with 23,349 shares changing hands. JMMB Group gained 65 cents to end at $38.75 while trading 99,273 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $2 trading 792 shares in closing at $70, Mayberry Investments lost 45 cents and ended trading 15,784 shares at $8.55, NCB Financial Group  lost $2 trading 121,000 shares at $148. PanJam Investment  added 50 cents with 16,955 shares changing hands, to close at $97.50, Proven Investments rose $1.50 to close trading of 1,445 units at $33.50, Sagicor Group  jumped $1.51 to end at $48.50 in trading 5,179,012 stock units, Scotia Group declined $1 to $49, with 194,251 shares trading. Seprod gained $2 trading 43,939 shares to close at $46 and Wisynco Group  rose 56 cents to close at a record high of $15.50, with 355,985 shares trading.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 4,000 units valued at US$1,000 as Margaritaville  ended trading at 25 US cents with 4,000 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 182.71.

Record JSE run ends – Thursday

After 8 consecutive days of record close, the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended down on Thursday, along with a sharp decline in volume traded, compared to Wednesday’s level.
At the close market activity, the main and US markets had 38 securities traded, compared to 32 on Wednesday leading to 10 advancing, 14 declining and 14 closing unchanged. The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index lost 1,047.74 points to close 453,898.97 and the JSE Index declined by 952.11 points to end at 413,463.63.
Trading closed with 1,977,854 units for $90,864,188 changing hands, compared to the big trade on Wednesday of 15,196,273 units at $1,961,044,771, boosted by a 12.6 million NCB Financial shares.
Trading ended with an average of 59,935 units valued $2,753,460, in contrast to 506,542 shares valued at $65,368,159 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 137,805 units valued at $13,039,425 and previously, 150,653 units valued at $15,024,436. Trading for April resulted in an average of 157,923 shares at $3,718,919, for each security traded.
Wisynco Group led trading with 421,521 shares accounting for 21 percent of total main market volume, followed by NCB Financial Group with 382,188 shares, and 19 percent of the day’s trades and Carreras closed with 291,685 shares for 15 percent of volume traded. IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost $1.45 and closed at $43, trading 8,756 shares, Caribbean Cement rose 49 cents to finish at $80.50, with 46,077 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy lost 70 cents and ended trading of 55,186 shares at $60.80, Jamaica Broilers traded 28,735 shares after falling $2.28 to close at $31.71. Jamaica Producers gained $1.29 in trading 24,716 shares to close at $23.50, Kingston Wharves lost $1 trading 1,979 shares in closing at $70, Mayberry Investments dropped $1.01 to end trading of 3,022 shares, at $8.49, Mayberry Jamaican Equities shed 49 cents trading 29,389 shares at $10.01, NCB Financial Group lost $2.96 trading 382,188 shares to close at $147.05. PanJam Investment concluded trading of 2,800 shares and gained $1 to end at a record closing high of $91, Pulse Investments concluded trading at $2.50, with 281,094 shares, Sagicor Group declined $1 to end at $47 trading 44,572 stock units, Salada Foods lost 99 cents to end at $31.01 after trading 2,060 shares. Scotia Group  traded 9,476 units and lost 70 cents in closing at $50.30,  Seprod declined 46 cents trading 122,514 shares to close at $44.05, Supreme Ventures  finished with a rise of $1 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of at $31, with 158,160 shares. Sygnus Credit Investments lost 58 cents to close at $12.40 with an exchange of 7,200 shares and Wisynco Group ended trading with 421,521 shares with a rise of 30 cents to end at $14.55.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 36,316 units valued at over US$22,506 with JMMB Group  6% preference share concluded trading 19,000 units at $1.05, Margaritaville  completed trading of 343 shares at 25 US cents.  Productivity Business  rose 1 cent to close at 60 us cents with 863 stock units trading and Proven Investments closed trading with 2,510 units in closing at 24 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 0.76 points to close at 181.56.

Motta in another big trade – Thursday

Stanley Motta 58 Half Way Tree building.


Stanley Motta led trading with 10 million shares for 84 percentage of the day’s volume on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, down from 11.2 million units on Wednesday.
Trading ended with 12,017,340 units valued $109,444,077 crossing the exchange, compared to 22,489,492 units valued at $166,148,557 changing hands on Wednesday.
Market activity ended with an average of 375,542 units valued $3,420,127, in contrast to 725,467 shares valued at $5,359,631 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 341,904 shares at $3,094,443 for each security, compared to 110,352 units valued at $1,654,394 previously. Trading for March resulted in an average of 438,501 shares at $9,851,307, for each security traded.
At the close of the main and US markets, 33 securities traded, compared to 32 on Wednesday and leading to 8 advancing, 14 declining and 11 closing unchanged as investors pushed Kingston Wharves by $4 to $72 and JMMB Group by $2.99 to $33.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index lost 508.79 points to 422,832.52 and the JSE Index declined by 462.34 points to 385,234.49.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 11 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose 40 cents and ended at $44.50, trading 11,367 stock units, Caribbean Cement added60 cents in trading of 60,212 shares changing hands, Eppley gained 43 cents and ended trading 5,150 shares at $11, Jamaica Broilers increased by $1 in trading 706,652 units to close at $32. Jamaica Producers fell 90 cents to close at $22.60, with 9,509 shares changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange  declined 95 cents to end at $16, with an exchange of 57,323 shares, JMMB Group lost $1.95 in trading of 29,136 shares to close at $31.05,  Kingston Wharves  dropped $4 to settle at $68, trading 2,000 units, Mayberry Investments  rose 72 cents in trading 16,020 shares, at $9.  Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 83 cents and ended trading of 18,018 shares at $9.08, PanJam Investment  lost $1.70 to finish at $80, trading 3,755 shares, Scotia Group  lost $1.10 trading 102,176 shares at $50.20, Seprod fell 95 cents to close at $42.50 in trading 9,708 shares and Sterling Investments added 44 cents trading with 3,667 stock units at $3.99.
Trading in the US dollar market ended with 14,662 units with Productive Business Solution being the sole stock trading and ended at 59 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index gained 0.15 points to close at 179.38.

 

JSE majors gunning for new record

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange in another drive to take out the record high of November last year closed March within 7,000 points of the record high.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 2,627.41 points to 426,180.60 and the JSE Index advanced by 2,387.55 points to 388,276.91.
At the close of the main and US markets, 35 securities traded, compared to 34 on Thussday and leading to 21 advancing, 8 declining and 6 closing unchanged.
Trading ended with 5,517,346 units valued at over $192,929,461 compared to 2,434,513 units at $93,372,469, changing hands on Thursday.
Barita Investments led trading with 2 million shares, accounting for 36 percent of the day’s volume in the main market, followed by JMMB Group with 790,749 units or 14 percent of the volume traded and Mayberry Jamaican Equities with 701,614 shares amounting to 13 percent of the overall volume.
Market activity ended with an average of 183,912 units at $6,430,982 for each security traded. In contrast to 81,150 units for an average of $3,112,416 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 438,501 shares at $9,851,307 for each security traded, in contrast to 468,945 shares at $10,386,003 on the prior trading day. Trading for February resulted in an average of 281,016 shares with a value of $11,715,160, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments jumped $4.02 to $43.92, with an exchange of 2,006,616 shares, Caribbean Cement jumped $1.50 to close of $58, with 25,100 shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers added $2.49 in trading 5,499 units at $32.50, Jamaica Producers rose by $1 to close at $23, with 39,564 shares changing hands. JMMB Group concluded trading of 790,749 shares after rising $1.01 to end at $33, Kingston Properties rose by $1 to finish at $7, with 200 stock units changing hands, Kingston Wharves gained $1, finishing at $72 with an exchange of 9,928 stock units. Mayberry Investments lost 39 cents trading 59,687 shares to close at $8.50, Mayberry Jamaican Equities traded 701,614 shares after rising 30 cents to end at $10, NCB Financial Group rose 80 cents trading 35,190 shares at $145.05, Sagicor Group gained 48 cents to settle at $38.50, with 57,957 shares changing hands. Scotia Group climbed $1.80 trading 87,138 shares at $52.80, Seprod rose $1.29 to close at $43 in trading 49,920 shares, Sterling Investments lost 47 cents and concluded trading at $3.50, with 41,000 stock units. Supreme Ventures rose 49 cents to finish at $27.49, with an exchange of 173,445 units, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 80 cents with 24,000 units trading, to end at $12.30 and Wisynco Group gained 45 cents and ended trading of 58,584 shares to close at $11.95.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 544,623 units for US$125,266 changing hands with Margaritaville trading 3,875 shares and increased 3 cents to close at 25 US cents, Productivity Business traded 2,051 stock units and rose a fraction of a cent to 59 US cents. Sterling Investments finished trading at 4 US cents with 3,292 units, Proven Investments lost 0.99 US cents in trading 100,129 units to close at 22 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 1 cent with 12,213 units trading, to end at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 4.07 points to close at 175.79.

Trading down for JSE main market – Monday

Main market volume contracts.

More stocks traded on the main and US dollar markets of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday but with much lower volume of trading than on Friday, while the value traded slipped moderately.
Main market activity ended with 8,288,904 units valued $178,058,869 trading, compared to 12,313,288 units valued $192,392,395 changing hands, on Friday.
At the close of market, the main and US markets traded 37 securities, compared to 34 trading on Friday. There was a total of 14 stocks advancing, 12 declined and 11 closed without price changes.
The reduced trading resulted in, JSE All Jamaican Composite Index falling by 809.64 points to 423,185.24 and the JSE Index declining by 735.72 points to 385,553.12.
Stanley Motta led trading with 5 million shares for 60 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Scotia Group ending with 948,696 units, for 11.5 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Wisynco Group ended with 910,793 units, for 11 percent of the day’s volume.
Market activity ended with an average of 251,179 units valued at $5,395,723 for each security traded, in contrast to 373,130 shares valued at $5,830,073 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date, amounts to 392,678 shares at $5,973,550 for each security traded, in contrast to 405,757 shares at $6,032,403 on the prior trading day. Trading for February resulted in an average of 281,016 shares with a value of $11,715,160, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 10 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
In main market activity, Barita Investments dropped $2.25 to close at $44.75, with an exchange of 208,400 shares, Caribbean Cement gained 60 cents to finish at $52.10, with just 405 shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers rose 63 cents in trading 51,527 units to close at $32.51. Jamaica Producers rose 45 cents to close at $23, with 4,800 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves lost $3 to settle at $72, trading 7,094 units, Mayberry Investments rose 39 cents and ended trading 83,841 shares at $8.99, Mayberry Jamaican Equities fell 80 cents to settle at $9.20, with an exchange of 36,764 units. NCB Financial Group gained 30 cents trading 494,218 shares to close at $144.80. PanJam Investment rose $1.50 to $81.50, trading 1,190 units, Pulse Investments added 50 cents and closed at $3, with an exchange of 52,200 stock units, Sagicor Group gained 50 cents in trading 19,591 shares, to close at $39.50. Salada Foods gained $1 trading 1,100 units to close at $30, Scotia Group fell 76 cents in trading 948,696 stock units to close at $50.25 and Seprod lost $1 to close at $43, with 27,853 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 24,598 units valued at $14,997 changing hands. JMMB Group  5.75% closed at $2 with 5,000 shares changing hands, Productive Business Solution US ordinary share traded 1,000 units to close with a rise of 1 cent at 58.99 cents, Proven Investments traded 18,198 units at 24 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaican dollar ordinary share traded 400 to close at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 4.17 points to close at 183.04.