Moderate JSE main market trading

Main Market activity of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Market ended on Friday with 3,008,815 shares changing hands valued at a mere $31,052,068 as 26 securities traded ending with 9 securities rising, 8 falling, 6 trading firm.
Trading led to declines in the market indices, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropping 794.62 points to 316,131.77 and the JSE Index declining by 723.99 points to 288,031.79.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments ended with a loss of 45 cents at $8, with 937 stock units, Berger Paints closed at $17.99, with 12,166 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading with a loss of 2 cents at $1.36, with 43,535 units, Carreras finished with a loss of 44 cents at $10.51, with 42,730 shares, Caribbean Cement settled 18 cents higher at $30.68, with 9,500 shares. Ciboney Group closed at 32 cents with 159,414 shares traded, Grace Kennedy ended trading $1 higher at $44, with 61,564 shares, Jamaica Broilers traded 5 cents higher at $18.10, with 7,050 stock units, Jamaica Producers finished trading with a loss of 1.97 cents at $15.50, with 186,991 units, JMMB Group ended at $25, with 18,977 shares. Kingston Properties concluded trading 65 cents higher at $6.65, with 7,265 shares, Kingston Wharves finished $1 higher at $42, with 1,500 stock units, Mayberry Investments settled with a loss of 6 cents at $5.99, with 1,500 units, NCB Financial Group ended trading 20 cents higher at $100, with 51,424 shares. PanJam Investment closed 95 cents higher at $41, with 37,796 stock units, Radio Jamaica finished 12 cents higher at $1.12, with 1,621,266 shares, Sagicor Group settled 40 cents higher at $36, with 11,923 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled at $14.90, with 56,392 shares, Scotia Group traded at $50.55, with 106,638 units. Seprod finished trading with a loss of 59 cents at $29.01, leading to 156,774 shares changing hands, Sterling Investments closed with a rise of 31 cents at $9.31, with 13,427 shares, Supreme Ventures ended at $12, with 10,983 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $4.10, after 127,537 stock units were exchanged while Wisynco Group finished at $10.69, with 304,203 units. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.25% traded 100 stock units at $2.49, and Jamaica Money Market 7.5% finished trading at $1.95, with 10,706 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE main market indices fall – Friday.”

JSE main market indices fall – Friday

Grace Kennedy gained $1 to close at $44 on Friday

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index fell by 794.62 points to 316,131.77 and the JSE Index declined by 723.99 points to 288,031.79.
Market activity ended with only 3,008,815 shares valued at a mere $31,052,068 changing hands, in contrast to 3,856,461 shares valued at $40,581,082 on Thursday.
The major contributors to the total volume in the market was Radio Jamaica with 1,621,266 shares traded with the next being Wisynco Group with 304,203 units.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels, leading to prices of 11 securities rising, 7 falling, 11 trading firm as 29 securities changed hands, including just 1 from the US market versus 31 that traded on Thursday.
The securities with the largest price changes include, Grace Kennedy with a gain of $1 to $44, Kingston Wharves up $1 to $42 and PanJam Investment rose 95 cents to $41 and Jamaica Producers lost $1.77 to $15.50.
The US market closed with Proven Investments exchanged 4,000 ordinary shares, to close at 21 US cents, with a value of US$924 and the JSE US Equities Index fell 1.82 points to 165.
Trading closed with an average of 117,781 units valued at an average of $1,194,310 for each security traded. In contrast to 137,731 units for an average of $1,449,324 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 183,585 units valued at $2,815,964 and previously, 189,385 units valued at $2,973,878. In contrast, January closed with average of 349,084 units at an average of $5,801,440 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.

For more details of market activities see – Moderate JSE main market trading.

JSE majors pulled back on Thursday

Interest rates are falling and will drive stocks higher in 2018.

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index falling by 1,047.87 points to 316,926.39 and the JSE Index declining by 954.73 points to 288,755.78.
Main market activity closed with 3,856,461 shares valued at just $40,581,082 changing hands, in contrast to 5,490,162 shares valued at a mere $27,746,053 trading on Tuesday, the day before the Ash Wednesday break.
The major contributors to the total volume in the market include, Wisynco Group with 905,215 units followed by Radio Jamaica with 745,339 units and Ciboney Group with 482,108 units.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels, leading to prices of 11 securities rising, 12 falling, 8 trading firm as 31 securities changed hands, including 3 from the US market. Trading took place in 31 securities on Thursday.
The securities with the largest price changes include, Jamaica Producers rising $1.87 to $17.47, Mayberry Investments with a gain of 90 cents to $6.05, Kingston Wharves losing $1.60 to $41, while PanJam Investment fell $1.80 to $40.05 and Scotia Group lost $1.45 to end at $50.55.
The US market closed with Margaritaville lost 1 cents and closed trading at 1 US cent with 5,000 shares and Proven Investments exchanged 16,820 ordinary shares, to close at 21 US cents. JMMB 6% preference share ended at $1.08 with 400 stock units trading. The market closed with just 22,220 shares trading with a value of US$5,122 and the JSE US Equities Index rising 1.59 points to close at 166.82.
Market activity ended with an average of 137,731 shares valued at $1,449,324, in contrast to 189,316 shares valued at $956,760 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 189,385 units valued at $2,973,878 and previously, 182,709 units valued at $3,152,487. January ended with an average of 239,900 units valued at $5,158,193 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closed with a lower offer.

For more details of market activities see – Subdued trading on Thursday sinks JSE index.

Subdued trading sinks JSE index – Thursday

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Market activity closed on The Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday with 28 securities changing hands, as the prices 11 rose 11 declined and 6 traded unchanged as 3,856,461 shares valued at a mere $40,581,082 changed hands.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,047.87 points to 316,926.39 and the JSE Index declined by 954.73 points to 288,755.78.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments ended at $8.45, with 750 stock units, Berger Paints closed with a loss of 1 cent at $17.99, with 350 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading 5 cents higher at $1.38, with 107,631 units, Carreras finished at $10.95, with 200,655 shares, Caribbean Cement settled 48 cents higher at $30.50, with 11,062 shares. Ciboney Group ended trading with a loss of 8 cents at $0.31, with 482,108 shares, Grace Kennedy traded at $43, with 493 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading with a loss of 15 cents at $18.05, with 500 units, Jamaica Producers closed $1.87 higher at $17.47, with 34,606 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended 49 cents higher at $6.99, with 279,870 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading 48 cents higher at $25, with 207,833 shares, Kingston Properties finished at $6, with 2,500 stock units, Kingston Wharves settled with a loss of 1.60 cents at $41, with 1,761 units. Mayberry Investments ended trading 90 cents higher at $6.05, with 125,353 shares, NCB Financial Group traded 80 cents higher at $99.80, with 23,974 shares, 138 Student Living ended with a loss of 15 cents at $6, with 350 shares, PanJam Investment ended with a loss of 1.80 cents at $40.05, with 3,326 units, Pulse Investments finished at $1.80, with 2,985 shares. Radio Jamaica settled with a loss of 5 cents at $1, with 745,339 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading 10 cents higher at $35.60, with 336,636 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading 5 cents higher at $14.90, with 62,225 shares. Salada Foods traded with a loss of 56 cents at $9.95, with 1,000 units, Scotia Group finished trading with a loss of 1.45 cents at $50.55, with 36,870 shares. Seprod closed at $29.60, with 1,200 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading 1 cent higher at $12, Victoria Mutual Investments with 57,209 stock units, finished 5 cents higher at $4.20, with 177,360 units, Wisynco Group settled with a loss of 6 cents at $10.69, with 905,215 shares and in the main market preference segment, JMMB Group closed with a loss of 1 cent at $1.02, with 47,300 shares, changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE in big rise again – Thursday.”

JSE in big rise again – Tuesday

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 1,439.19 points to 317,974.26 and the JSE Index advancing by 1,311.26 points to 289,710.51.
Tuesday was the second consecutive day with gains of more than 1,300 in the market indices. The number of securities trading, rose above that on Monday, but the value traded fell sharply. Main market activity ended with 5,490,162 shares valued at a mere $27,746,053 changing hands, in contrast to 6,473,345 shares valued at $82,423,988 trading on Monday.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels, leading to prices of 8 securities rising, 14 falling, 9 trading firm as 31 securities changed hands, including 2 from the US market versus 27 that traded on Monday.
The major contributors to the total volume in the market include Ciboney with over 970,000 units, 1834 Investments trading over 2.3 million units, Radio Jamaica with more than 520,000 units and Wisynco with just over 800,000 units. Kingston Wharves jumped $5.55 to a new record high of $42.60, Barita Investments rose 94 cents to end at $8.45, while PanJam Investment rose $1.85 to $41.85, but NCB Financial lost 95 cents to close at $99, Salada Foods fell $1.49 to $10.51 and Scotia Group lost $1 to end at $52.
The US market closed with Margaritaville concluded trading at 22 US cents with 2,835 shares and Proven Investments fell 1.95 cents in exchanging 4,474 ordinary shares, to close at 21 US cents. The market closed with 132,964 shares trading with a value of US$27,986 and the JSE US Equities Index falling 8.95 points to close at 165.23.
Market activity ended with an average of 189,316 shares valued at $956,760, in contrast to 258,934 shares valued at $3,296,960 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 182,709 units valued at $3,152,487 and previously, 181,904 units valued at $3,455,707. January ended with an average of 239,900 units valued at $5,158,193 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closed with lower offers.

For more details of market activities see – Kingston Wharves jumps $5.55 to new high

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Cement drops $3.04 Scotia up $3 – Monday

Scotia Group head quarters in Kingston.

A $3 jump in the price of Scotia Group and $1 rise in Sagicor Group helped to move the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange up strongly on Monday.
The upper pressure on the market indices was eased by declines $3.04 in the price of Caribbean Cement, after the company posted profit that was lower than in 2016, Jamaica Broilers and PanJam Investment that both fell $1. At the close the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,933.56 points to 316,535.07 and the JSE Index climbed by 1,761.69 points to 288,399.25.
1834 Investments traded 1 million units and Pulse Investments with 919,864 units to lead the volume traded.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels leading to prices of 9 securities rising, 8 falling, 10 trading firm as 27 securities changed hands, including 2 from the US market versus 28 that traded on Friday. Main market activity ended with 6,473,345 shares valued at $82,423,988 changing hands, in contrast to 5,977,622 shares valued at $168,448,904 trading on Friday.
The US market closed with Proven Investments exchanging 4,474 ordinary shares, at 22.95 US cents, and Sterling Investments trading 3,150 shares finishing at 12 US cents. The market closed with a value of US$723 leading to the JSE US Equities Index rising just 0.09 points to close at 174.18.
Market activity ended with an average of 258,934 shares valued at $3,296,960, in contrast to 221,393 shares valued at $6,238,848 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 181,904 units valued at $3,455,707 and previously, 172,863 units valued at $3,477,159. January ended with an average of 239,900 units valued at $5,158,193 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closed with a lower offer.

For more details of market activities see – JSE majors jump – Monday.

JSE majors jump – Monday

Scotia Group price jumped by $3 on Monday.

Sharp price changes on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange results in a rise in the market on Monday, leading to strong gains in the market indices as 7,713,887 shares valued at $88,768,495 changed hands.
Market activity closed with 25 securities changing hands, as the prices 9 rose 8 declined and 8 traded unchanged, as the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged 1,933.56 points to 316,535.07 and the JSE Index jumped 1,761.69 points to 288,399.25.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints closed at $18.01, with 12,000 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading 1 cent higher at $1.36, with 129,445 units, Carreras finished with a loss of 5 cents at $10.95, with 612,057 shares, Caribbean Cement settled with a loss of 3.04 cents at $30.01, with 176,750 shares, Ciboney Group ended trading at 40 cents, with 385,564 shares. Grace Kennedy traded with a loss of 5 cents at $42.60, with 120,827 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $18, with 709,823 units, Jamaica Producers closed at $15.50, with 11,000 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading at $25, with 10,942 shares. Mayberry Investments ended trading 29 cents higher at $5.10, with 4,963 shares, NCB Financial Group traded $99.95 higher at $99.95, with 120,086 shares, 1834 Investments finished trading with a loss of 3 cents at $1.20, with 1,010,000 shares, PanJam Investment ended with a loss of 1.85 cents at $40, with 100 units. Portland JSX concluded trading 50 cents higher at $10, with 1,500 shares, Pulse Investments finished at $1.80, with 919,864 shares, Radio Jamaica settled at $1.05, with 8,710 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading $1 higher at $36, with 52,052 stock units. Scotia Group finished trading $3 higher at $53, with 440,646 shares, Seprod closed 20 cents higher at $30, with 8,668 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading 1 cent higher at $12, with 207,425 stock units, Victoria Mutual Investments finished with a loss of 18 cents at $4.15, with 578,368 units. Wisynco Group settled 15 cents higher at $10.75, with 339,550 shares and Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading with a loss of 14 cents at $14.86, with 75,555 shares. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market traded at $1.95, with 490,528 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “Cement drops $3.04 Scotia up $3 – Monday.

12 stocks rose 12 fell in JSE trading – Friday

The prices of 12 stocks securities trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose on Friday leading to strong gains in the market indices, with 7,713,887 shares valued at $88,768,495 changing hands at the close.
Market activity closed with 27 securities changing hands, as the prices 12 declined and 3 traded unchanged, as the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined 1,081.34 points to 314,601.51 and the JSE Index lost 985.23 points to 286,637.56.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints closed 1 cent higher at $18.01, with 41,028 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading 3 cents higher at $1.35, with 41,397 units, Carreras finished 10 cents higher at $11, with 233,446 shares, Caribbean Cement fell of 95 cents t0 $33.05, with 24,235 shares, Ciboney Group ended trading at $0.40, with 364,871 shares. Grace Kennedy traded with a loss of 35 cents at $42.65, with 9,176 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading $1 higher at $19, with 196,391 units, Jamaica Producers declined by $2.50 at $15.50, with 15,000 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 1 cent to $6.50, with 204,800 shares. JMMB Group concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $25, with 6,005 shares, Kingston Wharves settled 55 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $37.05, with 9,600 units, Mayberry Investments ended trading with a loss of $1.08 at $4.81, with 220,225 shares, NCB Financial Group declined by 45 cents and ended at $99.55, with 1,249,021 shares trading, 1834 Investments traded with a loss of 16 cents at $1.23, with 3,850 shares. PanJam Investment closed $2.35 higher at $41.85, with 2,070 stock units, Pulse Investments concluded trading at $1.80, with 17,900 shares, Radio Jamaica finished with a loss of 1 cent at $1.05, with 550,640 shares, Sagicor Group settled at $35, with 33,150 shares. Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled 35 cents higher at $15, with 22,618 shares, Salada Foods ended trading 80 cents higher at $12, with 300 stock units, Scotia Group traded with a loss of $1 at $50, with 330,717 units, Seprod finished trading with a loss of 20 cents at $29.80, with 14,946 shares, Sterling Investments closed with a loss of 10 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $9, with 131,823 shares. Supreme Ventures ended 29 cents higher at $11.99, with 30,479 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading with a loss of 7 cents at $4.33, with 221,578 stock units and Wisynco Group finished 15 cents higher at $10.60, with 741,658 units. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% traded 5 cents higher at $1.95, with 1,260,698 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE main market falls on Friday.”

JSE main market falls on Friday

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index falling 1,081.34 points to 314,601.51 and the JSE Index shedding 985.23 points to 286,637.56.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels leading to prices of 12 securities rising, 12 falling, 4 trading firm as 28 securities traded, including 1 from the US market versus 27 on Thursday.
Main market activity ended with 5,977,622 shares valued at $168,448,904 changing hands, in contrast to 7,713,887 shares valued at $88,768,495 trading on Thursday.
The US market closed with Proven Investments exchanging 4,000 ordinary shares, at 22.95 US cents, with a value of US$918 and leading to the JSE US Equities Index easing just 0.05 points to close at 174.09.
Market activity ended with an average of 221,393 shares valued at $$6,238,848, in contrast to 296,688 shares valued at $3,414,173 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 172,863 units valued at 3,477,159 and previously, 165,819 units valued at 3,005,225. January ended with an average of 239,900 units valued at $5,158,193 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closed with lower offers.
Major price changes at the close of the market are, Caribbean Cement dipped 95 cents to $33.05, Jamaica Broilers rose $1 to $19, Jamaica Producers dropped $2.50 to $15.50, Mayberry Investments fell $1.08 to $4.81, PanJam Investment rose $2.35 to $41.85 and Scotia Group lost $1 to end at $50. Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% preference share traded 1.26 million units, NCB Financial traded just under 1.25 million units and Wisynco Group traded 742,000 units to close at $10.60.

For more details of market activities see – 12 stocks rose 12 fell in JSE trading – Friday.

11 stocks rose 9 fell in JSE trading – Thursday

Bulls active

The prices of 11 stocks securities trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose on Thursday leading to strong gains in the market indices, with 7,713,887 shares valued at $88,768,495 changing hands at the close.
Market activity closed with 28 securities changing hands, as the prices 9 declined and 8 traded with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 1,482.29 points to 315,682.85 and the JSE Index rising 1,350.53 points to 287,622.79.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints closed at $18, with 35,618 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $1.32, with 880,420 units, Carreras finished with a loss of 10 cents at $10.90, with 230,990 shares, Caribbean Cement settled 25 cents higher at $34, with 42,753 shares, Ciboney Group ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at 40 cents, as 1,063,621 shares changed hands. Grace Kennedy fell 15 cents to $43, with 12,213 stock units, Jamaica Broilers lost $1 to close at $18, with 40,445 units, Jamaica Producers closed $2.50 higher at $18, with 33,828 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 4 cents to $6.49, with 22,982 shares. JMMB Group concluded trading $1.01 higher at $25.01, with 182,000 shares, Mayberry Investments ended trading 13 cents higher at $5.89, with 47,990 shares, NCB Financial Group rose 1 cent to $100, with 501,618 shares, 1834 Investments finished trading with a loss of 1 cent at $1.39, exchanging 385 shares. 138 Student Living ended at $6.15, with 1,083 shares, PanJam Investment ended at $39.50, with 66,575 units, Portland JSX concluded trading with a loss of 61 cents at $9.50, with 3,000 shares, Radio Jamaica settled 1 cent higher at $1.06, with 64,747 shares, Sagicor Group ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at $35, with 54,549 stock units. Salada Foods traded 69 cents higher at $11.20, with 102,000 units, Scotia Group finished trading $1 higher at $51, with 46,822 shares, Seprod closed 50 cents higher at $30, with 3,080 shares, Supreme Ventures concluded trading with a rise of 5 cents to $11.70, with 45,769 stock units. Victoria Mutual Investments finished at $4.40, with 216,776 units and WISYNCO Group settled with a loss of 10 cents at $10.45, with 1,219,288 shares. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% traded at $1.90, with 797 stock units, JMMB Group 7.5% closed at $1.10, with 2,794,538 shares, changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “Strong up day for JSE main market – Thursday.”