JSE climbs sharply to record close – Tuesday

Investors pushed the Jamaica Stock Exchange o another record close on Tuesday with the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 3,471.47 points to close at 336,007.19 and the JSE Index climbed 3,162.90 points to 306,140.51.
Market activities resulted in 25 securities trading, compared to 33 on Monday in the main and US dollar markets of which 10 advanced, 8 declined and 7 traded firm.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement with a fall of $1 to $39.50, Jamaica Broilers gaining $1.20 to $22.80, NCB Financial Group rising $1 to $98, Seprod rising $1 to $36 and Supreme Ventures climbing $1.50 to $15.
The volume of stocks trading on the main market jumped sharply to 11,446,622 units valued at $579,818,518 from 3,192,844 units valued at $66,838,582, on Monday as NCB Financial Group accounted for 5,014,800 units traded amounting to 43.81 percent of the total volume traded. Supreme Ventures closed trading with 20.25 percent of the day’s volume amounting to 2,317,772 units and Jamaica Broilers with 1,005,810 units or just 8.79 percent of the overall volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 497,679 units valued at an average of $25,209,501 for each security traded. In contrast to 106,428 units valued at an average of $2,227,953 on Monday. For the month to date 215,958 units traded with an average value of $7,679,455 and on the previous day 184,656 units traded with an average value of $5,451,880. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 4,741 units valued at just US$1,039 traded as Margaritaville closed with a loss of 0.05 cent at 19.95 US cents with 4,500 units and Productivity Business settling with a loss of 0.04 cent at 58.5 US cents trading 241 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index dropped 5.76 points to close at 160.75.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – NCB pushes JSE trading volume on Tuesday.

JSE moved higher on Monday

Investors moved the Jamaica Stock Exchange higher on Monday with the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,040.26 points to close at 332,535.72 and the JSE Index advanced by 947.79 points to 302,977.61.
Market activities resulted in 33 securities trading, compared to 29 on Thursday in the main and US dollar markets of which 13 advanced, 9 declined and 11 traded firm.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement with a rise of $1.50 to $40.50, Jamaica Broilers dropping $4.70 to $21.60, PanJam Investment declining 98 cents to $51 and Scotia Group gaining $1.49 to $51.
The volume of stocks trading on the main market declined sharply to 3,192,844 units valued at $66,838,582, down from 7,187,416 units valued at $228,155,035 on Friday.
The main trades were, Sagicor Group with 1,023,740 units 32.06 percent followed by Wisynco Group with 907,325 units and acoounti9ng for 28.42 percent of the total shares traded and JMMB Group with 7.50% preference shares trading with 424,000 units 13.28 percent of the day’s trade.
Trading resulted in an average of 106,428 units valued at an average of $2,227,953 for each security traded. In contrast to 312,496 units for an average of $9,919,784 on Friday. For the month to date 184,656 units traded with an average value of $5,451,880 and on the previous day 197,915 units traded with an average value of $6,902,395 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 2390 units valued at just US$319 traded with Productivity Business settling at 62 US cents with 500 shares trading and Sterling Investments trading 100 units with the loss of 1 cent to close at 9 US cents and in the US dollar preference sectors JMMB Group 5.75% closed at $2.25 with 1,790 units. The JSE USD Equities Index slipped 0.44 points to close at 166.51.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – Rise in main market securities trading – Monday.

Scotia pushes JSE down sharply Friday

Scotia Groupd price drop pulls JSE down on friday.

Investors reacted to Scotia Group’s report of lower profits in the April quarter by pushing the price of the stock down $2.99, resulting a sharp fall in the Jamaica Stock Exchange indices by more than 3,800 points, on Friday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dived sharply by 4,246.63 points to 331,495.46 and the JSE Index had a big drop of 3,869.16 points to 302,029.82.
The volume of stocks trading on the main market was 7,187,416 units valued at $228,155,035 compared to 11,661,188 units valued at $284,601,737 on Thursday.
The main trades were, Grace Kennedy with 3,116,194 units accounting for 43.36 percent of trading, followed by Carreras with 1,575,999 units and 21.93 percent of the day’s volume and Supreme Ventures with 800,000 units.
Market activities resulted in 25 securities trading, compared to 29 on Thursday in the main and US dollar markets of which 12 advanced, 6 declined and 7 traded firm while Jamaica Broilers and JMMB Group 7% preference share closed at record high price.
Stocks with major price changes are, Jamaica Broilers jumping $3.10 to a record close of $26.30, JMMB Group falling $1 to close at $27.50, NCB Financial up $1.24 to $96.50, PanJam Investment up $1.33 to $51.98 and Scotia Group dived $2.99 to $50.01.
Trading resulted in an average of 312,496 units valued at an average of $9,919,784 for each security traded. In contrast to 448,507 units for an average of $10,946,221 on Thursday. For the month to date 197,915 units traded with an average value of $6,902,395 and on the previous day 217,527 units traded with an average value of $6,588,540 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 149,071 units valued at over $29,638 traded with Sterling Investments trading 438 units at 10 US cents and Proven Investments rose 1 cent with 148,633 units trading to close at 20 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced 4.22 points to close at 166.95.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market close down on Friday.

JSE trading back to normal – Friday

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The volume of stocks trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped to 4,603,241 units valued at $166,353,769, well down from 170,209,058 units on Thursday valued at $3,113,335,699.
The main trades were Grace Kennedy with 1,462,365 units amounting to 31.77 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Sagicor Group with 1,357,691 units for 29.49 percent of total volume and Wisynco Group with 721,410 units and 15.67 percent of trade.
Market activities resulted in 25 securities trading, compared to 26 on Thursday, in the main and US markets. At the close, 7 securities gained, 10 declined and 8 traded firm and the All Jamaican Composite Index surged 3,607.57 points to 329,083.46 and the JSE Index jumped 3,286.90 points to close at 299,832.21.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement declining $1 to $39, Jamaica Broilers rising $2.81 to $21, Kingston Wharves down 90 cents to end at $46, NCB Financial Group trading at $96 after rising $1, Sagicor Group rallying $1.30 to $38.30 and Scotia Group advancing $1.05 to $51.05
Trading resulted in an average of 200,141 units valued at an average of $7,232,773 for each security traded, in contrast to 7,092,044 units for an average of $129,722,321 on Thursday. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, Productivity Business Solution, ordinary share finished trading with a fall of 1 cent, to 62 US cents, with 618 units trading and Proven Investments ended with 13,475 units trading with a loss of 2 cents to 20 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 9.75 points to close at 171.36
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 2 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market indices jump sharply – Friday.

Jamaica Broilers grabs 99% of trade – Thursday

Jamaica Broilers traded 169,101,565 units accounting for 99.35 percent of the overall volume of 170,209,058 units on Thursday valued at $3,113,335,699 that traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
On Wednesday the market closed with 2,629,595 units valued at $48,019,325. Market activities resulted in 26 securities trading, compared to 24 on Wednesday, in the main and US markets. The market recovered some of the grounds lost on the previous days as advancing stocks had the upper hand over declining stocks. At the close of market activity, 11 securities gained, 5 declined and 8 traded firm.
the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,297.53 points to 325,475.89 and the JSE Index climbed 1,182.20 points to close at 296,545.31.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement rising $1.95 to $40, Jamaica Broilers down $3.81 to $18.19, Kingston Wharves up $1.90 to end at $46.90, NCB Financial Group trading at $95 after rising $1, Sagicor Group rallying $1.30 to $38.30 and Scotia Group declining $1.53 to $50. Productivity Business Solutions, preference share lost $2 to end at $103.
Trading resulted in an average of 7,092,044 units valued at an average of $129,722,321 for each security traded, in contrast to 114,330 units for an average of $2,087,797 on Wednesday. The average for the month to date is 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, previously 307,202 shares with a value of $11,110,094. In contrast, April closed with an average of 708,206 shares with a value of $6,395,518 for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, Productivity Business Solutions, ordinary share finished trading with a fall of 1 cent, to 61 US cents, with 1,512 units trading and Proven Investments ended with 12,550 units trading with the rise of 1 cents to 23 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 7.33 points to close at 181.11.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 4 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market in recovery mode – Thursday.
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JSE recovers some losses – Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange recovered some of the grounds lost on Friday but the gains in the indices still was short of the more than 2,000 points fall on Friday.
Monday’s gains still left the market well short of last weeks’ high of 327,520.83 points that the market started off at on opening, for the All Jamaica Index.
At the close of market activity, advancing stocks had the upper hand over declining stocks with 12 rising, 9 declining and 8 traded firm.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,975.96 points to close at 325,401.15 and the JSE Index climbed 1,800.32 points to close at 296,477.22. Market activities resulted in 29 securities trading, compared to 28 on Friday, in the main and US dollar markets.
The market closed with reduced trading levels, as 2,736,291 units valued at over $44,287,155 trading down from 7,330,113 units valued at $68,164,850 changing hands on Friday. On Monday, Victoria Mutual Investments accounted for just over 50 percent of the volume traded amounting to 1,373,388 units followed by Kingston Wharves with 329,678 units or 12.05 percent of the day’s trade.
Stocks with major price changes are, Kingston Wharves falling $1 to $46 and Salada Foods declining $1 to $14.
Trading resulted in an average of 97,725 units valued at an average of $1,581,684 compared to 281,927 units valued at $2,621,725 for each security traded on Friday. The average for the month to date is 321,872 shares with a value of $11,460,634, previously 335,057 shares with a value of $12,075,324. In contrast, April closed with an average of 708,206 shares with a value of $6,395,518 for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, Productivity Business Solution, ordinary share finished trading with a rise of 4 cents, to 62 US cents, with 601 units trading. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 172.24.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 6 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – Trading drops for JSE main market – Monday.

JSE main market volume jumps – Monday

Volume traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday ending with 6,884,784 units valued at $95,400,967 versus 1,921,527 units valued at $46,900,896 changing hands on the main market on Friday.
The volume was built from Supreme Ventures trading 5,511,490 units and accounted for 80.05 percent of total shares traded, followed by 1834 Investments with 230,248 units and Sagicor Group with 182,753 units.
At the end of market activities, 31 securities traded, compared to 23 on Friday, in the main and US dollar markets as 9 stocks rose, 11 declined and 11 traded firm. At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index fell 709.93 points to 326,810.90 and the JSE Index declined 646.83 points to 297,761.66.
Stocks with major price changes are, Kingston Wharves that dropped $1.90 to $46.80, PanJam Investment diving $2.75 to $44.25 and Scotia Group with a loss $1.10 to $48.
Trading resulted in an average of 237,406 units valued at an average of $3,289,689 for each security traded, in contrast to 87,342 units for an average of $2,131,859 on Friday. The average for the month to date is 276,670 shares with a value of $12,250,176, previously 279,765 shares with a value of $13,009,983. In contrast, April closed with an average of 708,206 shares with a value of $6,395,518 for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, Productive Business Solution gained 3 cents in closing at 62 US cents with 1,693 shares trading and Proven Investments traded 32,680 shares at 22 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined 1.06 points to close at 173.22.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market down again – Monday.

JSE main market attempts recovery – Thursday

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,822.14 points to 328,590.89 and the JSE Index climbed 1,660.18 points to 299,383.43.
Volume traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange fell sharply from Wednesday’s level, ending with 3,157,522 units valued at $24,916,371 compared to 7,688,997 units valued at $220,155,817 changing hands on the main market on Wednesday.
The lower volume was built from Ciboney Group with 1,660,000 units accounting for 52.57 percent, followed by JMMB Group 7.25% preference share with 345,000 units or 10.93 percent of the day’s volume.
At the end of market activities, 24 securities traded, compared to 23 on Wednesday, in the main and US dollar markets. Only 13 stocks rose, 6 declined and 5 traded firm.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement losing $2 to $35.50, Grace Kennedy rising $1.45 to $49.65, JMMB Group rising $1.50 to $28, Kingston Wharves climbed $1.90 to $48.40, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained $1 to end at $15 and Supreme Ventures climbed $2.30 to an all-time high of $15.
Trading resulted in an average of 137,284 units valued at an average of $1,083,320 for each security traded. In contrast to 366,143 units for an average of $10,483,610 on Thursday. The average for the month to date is 292,000 shares with a value of $13,757,854, previously 303,017 shares with a value of $14,739,384. In contrast, April closed with an average of 708,206 shares with a value of $6,395,518 for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, Productivity Business ended trading at 59 US cents with 5,000 shares. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 0.13 points to close at 173.30.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market volume down prices up – Thursday.

JSE main market ekes out modest rise – Thursday

Stocks closed slightly higher on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market on Thursday than on Wednesday with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index increasing 96.51 points to 325,799.33 and the JSE Index rising 87.93 points to 296,840.01.
At the close, 26 securities traded, compared to 26 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 7 stocks rising, 11 falling and 8 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets.
At the close of trading, JMMB Group fell 75 cents to $26.50, Kingston Wharves jumped $3.50 to $49.50, NCB Financial Group ended with the day’s highest volume with a loss of $1.50 to $95 and Scotia Group lost $1.49 to end at $50.50.
Main market activity ended with 6,955,242 units valued at $271,269,169 changing hands compared to 14,655,576 units valued at $227,353,346 on Wednesday. At the close of trading, NCB Financial Group ended with 2,259,648 units representing 32.49 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Ciboney Group with 1,630,930 units and 23.45 percent of the volume traded and Wisynco Group closed with 1,609,916 units, accounting for 23.15 percent of the overall volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 289,802 units valued at an average of $11,302,882 for each security traded. In contrast to 563,676 units for an average of $8,744,359 on Wednesday. The average for the month to date is 713,135 shares with a value of $5,603,629 and previously 735,222 shares with a value of $4,951,259. In contrast, March closed with an average of 626,526 units with an average value at $20,492,207 for each security traded.
Traded in the US dollar market ended with 14,950 units valued at $4,941 as Productivity Business increased 2 cents and ended at 58 US cents with 4,400 shares traded and Proven Investments rose 1 cent to 23 US cents trading 10,500 units. The Market rose 5.71 points to close at 177.88.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market volume remains elevated – Thursday.

JSE in big Holy Thursday recovery

Caribbean Cement dropped $4.54 on Thursday.

The main market Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped 2,405.36 points to 323,267.35 on Thursday while the JSE Index climbed 2,191.55 points to 294,533.10, as advancing stocks out did declining ones on the last trading day for April.
Trading closed with 32 securities changing hands, up from 27 on Wednesday, leading to 16 advancing, 10 declining and 6 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets. Securities closing with sizable price changes include, including a drop of $4.94 in Caribbean Cement to $35, Grace Kennedy traded with a loss of $1.45 to $48, Jamaica Broilers rose $1 to an all-time high of $21, Jamaica Producers added $1.05 to end at $16, Kingston Wharves gained $2 at in trading at $40, PanJam Investment recovered from the sharp fall of $10.10 on Wednesday, jumping $11 to $43 and a surge of $3.14 in Scotia Group pushed the closing price to $53.99.

Jamaica Broilers closed at a record high on Thursday.

Main market activity ended with 11,248,457 units valued at over $130,109,783 compared to 5,013,846 units valued at $96,400,279 changing hands on Wednesday. Ciboney Group traded 3,892,538 units for 34.61 percent of the day’s volume followed by Wisynco Group with 1,877,516 units or 16.69 percent of the overall market volume, Kingston Wharves with 1,224,813 units or 10.89 percent of stocks traded, Carreras traded 847,800 units and Victoria Mutual Investments closed trading with 731,119 shares changing hands.
Trading resulted in an average of 387,878 shares valued at $4,486,544, for each security traded, compared to 192,840 shares valued at $3,707,703 on Wednesday. For the month to date, an average of 626,526 units with an average value at $20,492,207 traded, compared to 639,063 units with an average value at $20,361,477 changing hands on the previous trading day. In contrast, February closed with an average of 213,336 units, valued at $3,392,475 for each security traded.
The US dollar market closed on Thursday with 51,494 units valued at over US$26,317. Productive Business Solution traded 43,029 units with rise of a fraction of a cent, to close at 58 US cents Proven Investments closed trading with 7,170 units at 20 US cents and Margaritaville (Turks) ended with 1,295 units trading and fell 5 US cents to 20 US cents. The market index closed with a fall of 6.32 points to 161.45.
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 2 with a lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – Sharp price changes continue on JSE main market – Thursday.