JSE main market drops – Monday

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 2,600.36 points to close at 301,598.10 and the JSE Index declined by 2,369.22 points to close at 274,789.99.
The market finished on Monday with 23 securities changing hands, 6 advanced, 10 declined and 6 traded firm with 3,390,479 units valued at $79,727,658 compared to 581,428 units valued at $23,062,993 on Friday from 16 securities changing hands.
Trading ended with an average of 147,412 units for an average of $3,466,420 in contrast to 36,339 units for an average of $1,441,437 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 145,056 units valued at $3,297,675 and previously, 144,699 units valued at $3,267,354. In contrast, November 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 in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Proven Investments US ordinary share was the sole trade in the US dollar market, with 100,000 units valued at US$23,485 changing hands in closing 2 cents higher to 23.5 US cents, with the index rising 4.06 points to 176.96.
The major movers at the close, are Berger Paints falling $2.45, NCB Financial jumping $2.50 following last Friday’s announcement of a bid to acquire majority shares in Guardian Holdings, Sagicor Group fell $3.30 in trading 1,594,318 units, while Scotia Group rose $1.
For more details of market activities see report – Falling prices dominant for JSE major – Monday

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JSE main market falls back – Thursday

Investors chopped $1.65 off the price of NCB Financial on Thursday.

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Thursday with 21 securities changing hands, compared to 25 on Wednesday but the market indices fell back with stocks rising edging out those that fell.
By the close the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index fell 954.19 points to 303,596.51 and the JSE Index declined by 869.38 points to 276,610.75 as the prices of 9 stocks advanced, 6 declined and 4 traded firm resulting in 714,979 units valued at $14,275,297 trading, compared to 9,894,407 units valued at $132,996,713 on Wednesday.
Trading ended with an average of 34,047 units for an average of $679,776 in contrast to 412,267 units for an average of $5,541,530 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 230,246 units valued at $4,248,014 and previously, 227,449 units valued at $4,185,528. In contrast, November 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 in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
Proven Investments US ordinary share was the sole trade in the US dollar market, with 8,125 units changing hands in closing 1 cent lower to 22 US cents, with the index slipping 1.77 points to 172.8 and JMMB Group 6% US preference share traded 1,210 units at $1.15.
The major movers at the close, are Berger Paints with a rise of $2.45, Grace Kennedy with a rise of $1, followed by a rise of $1.40, JMMB Group falling by $1 and NCB Financial, down $1.65.
For more details of market activities see report –  9 JSE stocks rise 6 fall – Thursday.

9 JSE stocks rise 6 fall – Thursday

Berger Paints price jumped $2.45 on Thursday

When trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index fell 954.19 points to 303,596.51 and the JSE Index declined by 869.38 points to 276,610.75 as the prices of 9 stocks advanced, 6 declined and 4 traded firm resulting in 714,979 units valued at $14,275,297 trading.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints jumped $2.45 higher to $17, with 2,243 shares, an indication that selling at lower levels is limited. Cable & Wireless settled with a loss of 2 cents at $1, with 19,950 shares, Carreras traded with a loss of 10 cents at $10.50, with 54,125 units, Grace Kennedy closed $1 higher at $43, with 24,781 shares, Jamaica Broilers ended 54 cents higher at $17.70, with 1,864 stock units. Jamaica Producers concluded trading 90 cents higher at $15.10, with 10,000 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange finished with a loss of 50 cents at $6.50, with 3,000 shares, JMMB Group settled with a loss of $1 at $24, with 48,960 shares, Kingston Wharves traded 20 cents higher at $32.70, with 11,539 units. NCB Financial Group closed with a loss of $1.65 at $92.25, as 66,022 shares traded, Portland JSX finished 20 cents higher at $8.50, with 1,929 shares, Pulse Investments settled 30 cents higher at $1.75, with 61,000 shares, Radio Jamaica ended trading at $1, with 2,316 stock units. Sagicor Group traded at $38, with 28,366 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading at $14.50, with 10,279 shares, Salada Foods closed 69 cents higher at $9.50, with 60,000 shares, Scotia Group ended 20 cents higher at $53, with 18,587 stock units. Seprod finished at $30, with 25,000 shares and Supreme Ventures ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at $10, with 101,330 stock units. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% preference share ended trading at $1.90, with 6,837 units and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share ended trading at $1.15, with 156,851 stock units.

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

10 JSE stocks rise 7 fall – Wednesday

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The prices of 10 securities advanced, 7 declined and 6 traded firm in trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday as trading concluded with 24 securities trading, leading to 9,894,407 units valued at $132,996,713 changing hands.
At the close of market activities, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,711.67 points to 304,550.70 and the JSE Index climbed 1,559.52 points to 277,480.13.
At the close of trading, Barita Investments concluded with just 145 units changing hands at $8, Cable & Wireless settled 3 cents higher at $1.02, with 54,429 shares, Caribbean Cement ended $1.85 higher at $31.85, with 11,349 stock units. Carreras fell 39 cents to $10.60, with 34,465 units, Grace Kennedy closed with a loss of $1 at $42, as 624,979 shares changed hands, Jamaica Broilers ended 15 cents higher at $17.16, with 1,270,187 stock units, Jamaica Producers concluded trading 20 cents higher at $14.20, with 459 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange finished 10 cents higher at $7, with 34,700 shares, JMMB Group settled at $25, with 11,454 shares, Mayberry Investments finished trading at $5, with 117,316 shares, NCB Financial Group closed $1.40 higher at $93.90, with 51,016 shares trading. 1834 Investments ended with a loss of 5 cents at $1.15, with 30,511 stock units, 138 Student Living closed at $6, with 2,900 shares, PanJam Investment concluded trading 50 cents higher at $42.50, with 4,808 units, Portland JSX finished with a loss of 20 cents at $8.30, with 9,200 shares, Pulse Investments settled with a loss of 5 cents at $1.45, with 200 shares, Radio Jamaica ended trading with a loss of 9 cents at $1, with 100,723 stock units. Sagicor Group traded at $38, with 23,114 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading 20 cents higher at $14.50, with 18,752 shares, Scotia Group ended 30 cents higher at $52.80, with 16,186 stock units, Seprod concluded trading 50 cents higher at $30, with 200 units. Sterling Investments finished at $12, with 2,500 shares and Supreme Ventures settled with a loss of 49 cents at $10.01, with 7,426,588 shares. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% preference share ended trading at $1.90, with 48,226 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 report “JSE main market in big jump – Wednesday.” 

JSE main market in big jump – Wednesday

A $1.40 rise in the price of NCB Financial helped to lift the JSE indices on Wednesday.

At the close of trading the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged 1,711.67 points to 304,550.70 and the JSE Index jumped by 1,559.52 points to 277,480.13 as 24 securities changed hands, with 10 rising, 7 declining and 6 trading firm.
Main market activity lead to 9,894,407 units valued at $132,996,713 trading compared to 2,992,590 units valued at $57,473,157 from 22 securities on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 412,267 units for an average of $5,541,530 in contrast to 136,027 units for an average of $2,612,416 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 227,449.31 units valued at $ 4,185,528 and previously, 161,245 units valued at $3,699,796. In contrast, November 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 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 with lower offers.
Proven Investments US ordinary share, was the sole trade in the US dollar market, with 4,300 units changing hands in closing 1 cent higher to 23 US cents, with the index rising 4.67 points to 174.66.
The major movers at the close, are Caribbean Cement that climbed $1.85, Grace Kennedy losing $1 with 624,979 shares changing hands, followed by a rise of $1.40 in the price of NCB Financial, while Supreme Ventures fell 49 cents with 7.4 million shares trading.

For more details of market activities, see report – 10 JSE stocks rise 7 fall – Wednesday.

Drop in JSE main market on Tuesday

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, recorded declines in the market indices in trading on Tuesday 7 advanced, 7 declined and 8 traded firm with 2,992,590 units valued at $57,473,157 compared to 5,044,996 units valued at $75,889,380 on Monday.
Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on with 22 securities changing hands versus 26 on Monday. At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 1,062.41 points to close at 302,839.03 and the JSE Index declined by 967.97 points to close at 275,920.61.
Trading ended with an average of 136,027 units for an average of $2,612,416 in contrast to 194,038 units for an average of $2,918,822 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 161,245 units valued at $3,699,796 and previously, 173,575 units valued at $4,231,403. In contrast, November 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 in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Proven Investments US ordinary share was the sole trade in the US dollar market, with 1,100 units changing hands in closing with a loss of 1 cent at 22 US cents, but the index remained flat at 169.99 points.
The major movers at the close are, Caribbean Cement with a loss of $1.50, JMMB Group with a fall of $1.50, followed by a rise of $1.98 in the price of NCB Financial, while Sagicor Group rose by $1.20 in and Scotia Group gained $1.50. Jamaica Broilers trading 1.9 million units after falling by 99 cents.
For more details of market activities see report – JSE close down again – Tuesday.

More recovery for JSE main market

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange,  All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 1,541.93 points to close at 303,901.44 and the JSE Index advanced by 1,404.87 points to close at 276,888.58 even as advancing stocks outnumbered decliners.
Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with 26 securities changing hands, 5 advanced, 11 declined and 10 traded firm with 5,044,996 units valued at $75,889,380 compared to 2,765,894 units valued at $114,523,797 on Friday.
Trading ended with an average of 194,038 units for an average of $2,918,822 in contrast to 145,573 units for an average of $6,027,568 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 173,575 units valued at $4,231,403. In contrast, November 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 in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
Proven Investments US ordinary share was the sole trade in the US dollar market with 410 units changing hands in closing unchanged at 23 US cents, leading to the index falling 4.67 to 169.99.
The major movers at the close are Jamaica Producers with a fall of $1.10, following a decline of $1.12 on Friday, followed by a fall of $1.49 in the price of NCB Financial, while Supreme Ventures dropped $1 in trading 1.2 million shares, behind Jamaica Broilers trading 1.48 million units.

For more details of market activities see report, JSE up with minority of stocks rising.

JSE up with minority of stocks rising

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with 26 securities changing hands, of which 5 advanced, 11 declined and 10 traded firm, resulting in 5,044,996 units valued at $75,889,380 changing hands.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 1,541.93 points to 303,901.44 and the JSE Index advanced by 1,404.87 points to close at 276,888.58.
In main market activity, Barita Investments concluded trading with a loss of 25 cents at $7.75, with 250,300 units traded, Berger Paints finished with a loss of 20 cents at $16.80, with 3,664 shares, Cable & Wireless settled 3 cents higher at 99 cents, with 88,985 shares. Caribbean Cement ended trading with a loss of 25 cents at $31.50, with 9,345 stock units, Carreras traded 9 cents higher at $10.99, with 7,210 units, Ciboney Group finished trading at 35 cents, with 198,773 shares, Grace Kennedy closed at $43, with 6,162 shares. Jamaica Broilers ended 50 cents higher at $18, with 1,478,292 stock units changing hands, Jamaica Producers concluded trading with a loss of $1.10 cents following Friday’s fall of $1.12 to close at $14, with 3,552 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange finished 10 cents higher at $6.90, with 2,920 shares, JMMB Group settled at $26.50, with 15,805 shares trading. Kingston Wharves traded at $32.50, with 500 units, Mayberry Investments finished trading at $5.01, with 117,300 shares, NCB Financial Group closed with a loss of $1.49 at $90.52, with 93,264 shares, 1834 Investments ended with a loss of 1 cent at $1.20, with 100,000 stock units, 138 Student Living closed at $6, with 6,100 shares, PanJam Investment concluded trading with a loss of 50 cents at $41, with 7,500 units. Portland JSX finished with a loss of 45 cents at $8.50, with 25,669 shares, Pulse Investments settled with a loss of 28 cents at $1.50, with 8,753 shares, Radio Jamaica ended trading with a loss of 3 cents at $1.05, with 866,047 stock units, Sagicor Group traded 30 cents higher at $36.80, with 16,886 units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading at $14.50, with 1,500 shares, Scotia Group ended at $51, with 404,829 stock units, Seprod concluded trading at $30, with 4,865 units, Sterling Investments finished at $12, with 124,000 shares and Supreme Ventures settled with a loss of $1 at $10, with 1,202,775 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.
For more details of market activities see report “More recovery for JSE main market.”

NCB climbs $1.96 to help JSE rise

NCB Financial Group jumped $1.96 to help push the JSE up on Friday.

The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 309.14 points to close at 302,359.51 and the JSE Index advanced by 281.66 points to close at 275,483.71. The market closed with 2,765,894 units trading valued at $114,523,797 as 19 securities changing hands, 4 advanced, 8 declined and 7 traded firm.
A rise of $1.96 in the price of NCB Financial is the main reason behind the rise on Friday.
In main market activity, Barita Investments concluded trading at $8, with 500 units, Berger Paints finished 80 cents higher at $17, with 85,586 shares, Cable & Wireless settled with a loss of 2 cents at 96 cents, with 222,509 shares, Caribbean Cement ended trading with a loss of 25 cents at $31.75, with 65,067 stock units, Carreras lost 9 cents to end at $10.90, with 8,200 units. Ciboney Group finished trading with a loss of 15 cents at 35 cents, with 54,318 shares trading, Grace Kennedy closed at $43, with 4,500 shares, Jamaica Broilers ended at $17.50, with 5,614 stock units, Jamaica Producers concluded trading with a loss of $1.12 to $15.10, with 5,050 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange finished at $6.80, with 100 shares, JMMB Group settled with a loss of 50 cents at $26.50, with 46,461 shares, Kingston Wharves traded at $32.50, with 200 units, NCB Financial Group closed $1.96 higher at $92.01, with 445,090 shares. PanJam Investment concluded trading with a loss of 25 cents at $41.50, with 44,988 units, Radio Jamaica ended trading at $1.08, with 18,000 stock units, Sagicor Group traded 50 cents higher at $36.50, with 1,530,650 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading at $14.50, with 7,129 shares. Scotia Group ended with a loss of 2 cents at $51, with 209,940 stock units and Supreme Ventures settled 70 cents higher at $11, with 11,992 shares.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Modest recovery for JSE main market

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange broke the losing streak on Friday, with the market indices rising, but with a negative advance decline ratio. At the close 19 securities changing hands, 4 advanced, 8 declined and 7 traded firm.
The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 309.14 points to close at 302,359.51 and the JSE Index advanced by 281.66 points to close at 275,483.71. The market closed with 2,765,894 units trading valued at $114,523,797 compared to 5,195,513 units valued at $74,800,685 on Thursday.
Trading ended with an average of 145,573 units for an average of $6,027,568 in contrast to 207,821 units for an average of $2,992,027 on Thursday. In contrast, November 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 in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
Proven Investments US ordinary share traded 2,000 units and lost 1 cent in closing at 23 US cents. In the US market preference segment, JMMB Group ended trading with a rise of 3 cents to end at US$1.15, with 790 stock units.
The major movers at the close are Jamaica Producers with a fall of $1.12, flowed by a jump of $1.96 in NCB Financial share price, while Supreme Ventures rose 70 cents and Sagicor Group traded 1,530,650 shares, well ahead of the rest of the market.