Trading drops for JSE main market – Monday

Trading on the JSE main market ended with the overall volume and value falling below normal levels on Monday as 2,736,291 units valued at over $44,287,155 changed hands.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,975.96 points to close at 325,401.15 and the JSE Index shot up 1,800.32 points to close at 296,477.22 as 28 securities changed hands, resulting in 12 advancing, 9 declining and 7 remaining firm.
In market activity, Barita Investments fell 55 cents and closed at $11.54, with 15,100 shares, Berger Paints ended at $20, with 22,128 stock units trading, Carreras fell 10 cents and concluded trading at $10.45, with 127,792 units, Caribbean Cement finished at $38, exchanging 307 shares, Ciboney Group rose 1 cent and settled at 13 cents, with 45,893 shares. Grace Kennedy ended trading at $48.60 after rising 10 cents, with 10,193 shares, Jamaica Broilers rose 25 cents in closing at $20.25, with 51,343 stock units, Jamaica Producers fell 45 cents to finish trading at $16.25, with 1,000 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with a loss of 40 cents to $7.10, in trading 700 shares. JMMB Group rose 5 cents to end at $27.05, with 38,277 shares, Kingston Wharves dropped $1 and finished at $46, with 329,678 stock units trading, Mayberry Investments settled at $6.25, after rising 25 cents with 29,780 units trading, NCB Financial Group shed 19 cents and ended trading at $94.80, with 81,775 shares. 138 Student Living settled at $5.09, after slipping 1 cents with 10,000 units, PanJam Investment added 50 cents to trade at $45, with 55,613 shares, Portland JSX closed at $10, with 4,524 stock units, Radio Jamaica rose 29 cents and concluded trading at $1.29, with 22,024 shares, Sagicor Group finished 35 cents higher at $36.50, trading 70,113 shares, Salada Foods lost $1 in settling at $14, with 10,000 shares changing hands. Scotia Group ended trading at $50.63, with 4,964 stock units, Seprod ended trading at $35, with 77,744 units, Supreme Ventures rose 40 cents and closed at $13, with 44,500 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments lost 5 cents and ended at $4, with 1,373,388 shares and Wisynco Group rose 30 cents and concluded trading at $10, with 159,255 stock units changing hands. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% traded at $2, with 500 stock units, JMMB Group 7% closed at $2.01, with 124,800 shares, JMMB Group 7.25% issued in 2019 ended at $2.05, with 24,800 shares and the older dated JMMB Group 7.25% concluded trading at $1.50, with 100 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 recovers some losses – Monday.”

JSE main market index down again – Tuesday

Stocks declined again in trading on the main market on Tuesday, even as advancing stocks outnumbered declining ones by a wide margin.
At the close the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declined 1,074.92 points to 325,735.98 and the JSE Index fell 979.37 points to 296,782.29 as 27 securities changed hands, resulting in 15 advancing, 4 declining and 8 remaining firm.
Market activity resulted in 13,526,719 units valued at over $293,683,413 compared with 6,884,784 units valued at $95,400,967 trading on Monday.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed at $12.20, with 3,600 shares, Berger Paints gained 50 cents and ended at $20.50, with 1,194 stock units, Carreras rose 3 cents and concluded trading at $10.53, with 46,980 units, Caribbean Cement finished trading at $37.50, with 4,490 shares, Ciboney Group settled at 13 cents trading 100,000 shares. Grace Kennedy fell 32 cents trading 9,823 shares at $48.50, Jamaica Broilers lost 40 cents to end at $21.60, with 11,507,048 stock units changing hands, Jamaica Producers rose 19 cents in trading 3,167 units at $16.70, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7.49, with 1,260 shares. JMMB Group ended at $27.60, with 166,847 shares after rising by 60 cents, Mayberry Investments eased just 1 cents, settling at $6.10, with 14,104 units, NCB Financial Group rose by $1 and ended trading at $95, with 55,030 shares, 1834 Investments traded 100 shares, gaining 1 cent to end at $1.08. PanJam Investment closed with a rise of 95 cents at $45.20, exchanging 839,895 stock units, Portland JSX ended at $10, with 129 units, Radio Jamaica lost 5 cents and finished at $1.30, with 68,950 shares, Sagicor Group gained 49 cents to settle at $38, with 84,700 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished 60 cents higher at $14.50, with 6,700 units. Salada Foods jumped $1.49 to a record high of $14.90, with 1,250 stock units, Scotia Group jumped $2.63 traded 62,337 units to close at $50.63, Seprod finished trading at $36, with 200 shares, Supreme Ventures gained 32 cents and ended at $13, with 306,420 shares. Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading at $4.17, exchanging 101,057 stock units and Wisynco Group concluded trading at $10, after rising by 5 cents with 76,787 shares traded. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.25% rose 5 cents and ended trading at $2.55, with 1,613 shares, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% closed trading at $2, with 2,271 stock units and JMMB Group 7.5% rose 4 cents to finish at $1.05, with 55,767 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 volume dives – Tuesday.”

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 volume dives – Friday

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Supreme Ventures dropped $2.75 to $12.25 on Friday.

Volume traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped back to low levels on Friday, ending with 1,921,527 units valued at $46,900,896 compared to 7,688,997 units valued at $220,155,817 changing hands on the main market on Thursday.
The low volume was built from Carreras with 417,958 units amounting to 21.75 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Scotia Group with 315,705 units accounting for 16.43 percent of volume traded and Berger Paints with 262,929 units with 13.68 percent of the volume traded.
At the end of market activities, 23 securities traded, compared to 28 on Thursday, in the main and US dollar markets as 9 stocks rose, 11 declined and 3 traded firm. At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index falling by 1,070.06 points to 327,520.83 and the JSE Index declined by 974.94 points to 298,408.49.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement rose $2 to $37.50, PanJam Investment climbing $1 to $7. Grace Kennedy declined $1.15 to $48.50, JMMB Group fell $1.20 to $26.80, Kingston Wharves dropped $1.60 to $46.80, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell $1.10 to $13.99, Scotia Group lost $1.90 to $49.10 and Supreme Ventures dropped $2.75 to $12.25.
Trading resulted in an average of 87,342 units valued at an average of $2,131,859 for each security traded. In contrast to 137,284 units for an average of $1,083,320 on Thursday. The average for the month to date is 279,765 shares with a value of $13,009,983, previously 292,000 shares with a value of $13,757,854. 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, Proven Investments traded 15,000 shares at 22 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 0.98 points to close at 174.28.
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 3 closing with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – 1,000 points fall for JSE main market – Friday.

1,000 pts fall for JSE main market – Friday

Stocks declined again in trading on the main market on Friday, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declining 1,070.06 points to close at 327,520.83 and the JSE Index fell 974.94 points to 298,408.49.
Trading was characterized by big price movements in a number of stocks but with those declining outnumbering rising ones by a 3 to 1 margin.
The market closed with only 1,921,527 units valued at $46,900,896 trading, down from 7,688,997 units valued at $220,155,817 trading on Thursday. On Friday 22 securities changed hands, resulting in 9 advancing, 11 declining and 2 remaining firm.
In market activity, Barita Investments lost 15 cents and closed at $12.38, with 2,940 shares traded, Berger Paints ended at $20, after declining 21 cents with 262,929 stock units changing hands, Carreras concluded trading and gained 1 cent to $10.60, with 417,958 units, Caribbean Cement jumped $2 and finished at $37.50, with 104,243 shares trading, Ciboney Group rose 1 cents to 13 cents, with 10,850 shares. Grace Kennedy dropped $1.15 to end trading at $48.50, with 5,386 shares, Jamaica Broilers rose 20 cents to $21.70, with 11,080 stock units trading, Jamaica Producers lost 9 cents and finished trading at $16.51, with 22,786 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7.40, with 7,579 shares. JMMB Group ended at $26.80, with 103,297 shares, Kingston Wharves declined by $1.60 and finished at $46.80, trading 7,000 stock units, Mayberry Investments settled at $6.17, with 8,100 units, NCB Financial Group rose 77 cents and ended trading at $95.75, with 24,497 shares. PanJam Investment gained $1 and closed at $47, with 23,518 stock units changing hands, Radio Jamaica finished 14 cents higher at $1.35, with 22,682 shares, Sagicor Group lost 2 cents to settle at $38, with 141,760 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled at $13.99, after falling $1.01 with 36,401 shares, Scotia Group dropped $1.90 to $49.10, with 315,705 units. Seprod finished trading at $36, with 7,000 shares, Supreme Ventures dived $2.75 and ended at $12.25, with 167,126 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments slipped 3 cents and concluded trading at $4.17, with 77,262 stock units and Wisynco Group finished at $10, with a rose of 30 cents and 141,428 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 volume dives – Friday.”

JSE main market volume jumps – Wednesday

Volume traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange picked from the very low levels on Tuesday, and ended with 7,688,997 units valued at $220,155,817 changing hands, compared to only 1,229,027 units valued at $11,204,886 trading on the main market on Tuesday.
The increased volume was built from high volumes in JMMB Group that ended with 1,999,978 units amounting to 26.01 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Kingston Wharves with 1,801,850 units accounting for 23.43 percent of volume traded, PanJam Investment with 1,094,320 units or 14.23 percent of the volume. Supreme Ventures traded 1,012,460 units and the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with 1,033,290 shares changing hands.
At the end of market activities, 22 securities traded, compared to 28 on Tuesday, in the main and US dollar markets. Only 8 stocks rose, 11 declined and 10 traded firm. At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,542.85 points to 326,768.75 and the JSE Index dived 2,316.83 points to 297,723.25.
Stocks with major price changes are, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.10 to $21.70, Proven Investments trading in the main market jumped $1.99 to a new high of $28.50 but countering these gains were, a fall of $2.49 in the price of Kingston Wharves to $46.50, a drop of $1.64 for PanJam Investment to $45.36 and Scotia Group falling $3.39 to $50.10.
Trading resulted in an average of 366,143 units valued at an average of $10,483,610 for each security traded. In contrast to 51,209 units for an average of $466,870 on Tuesday. The average for the month to date is 303,017 shares with a value of $14,739,384, previously 298,627 shares with a value of $18,119,875. 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, Proven Investments traded 5,332 shares at 22 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 3.69 points to close at 173.17.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 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 make big gains – Wednesday.

Big JSE main market losses- Wednesday

Stocks declined sharply in trading on the main market on Wednesday, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropping 2,542.85 points to 326,768.75 and the JSE Index diving 2,316.83 points to 297,723.25.
The main market closed with 7,688,997 units valued at $220,155,817 trading from 22 securities changing hands, resulting from 5 securities trading more than 1 million units each and in 8 rising, 11 falling and 3 trading firm.
In market activity, Barita Investments lost 50 cents and closed at $12.50, with 2,500 shares trading, Berger Paints rose 4 cents to end at $20.50, with 4,608 stock units, Carreras rose 14 cents and concluded trading at $10.54, with 59,203 units, Grace Kennedy ended trading at $48.20, after rising 15 cents with 15,911 shares, Jamaica Broilers jumped $1.10 to $21.70, trading a mere 634 stock units. Jamaica Producers lost 38 cents in finishing trading at $16.60, with 17,774 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7, with 1,033,290 shares, JMMB Group fell 50 cents to $26.50, with 1,999,978 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves dropped $2.49 to $46.50, with 1,801,850 stock units. Mayberry Investments settled at $6.17, with 6,890 units traded after falling 8 cents, NCB Financial Group lost just 1 cent and ended trading at $94.98, with 41,620 shares, PanJam Investment dropped $1.64 and closed at $45.36, with 1,094,320 stock units, Proven Investments traded in the main market with a rise of $1.99 to $28.50 while trading just 100 shares, Pulse Investments fell 21 cents and concluded trading at $1.60, with 5,414 units. Radio Jamaica lost 1 cents and finished trading at $1.19, with 30,000 shares, Sagicor Group settled at $38.50, after rising 31 cents with 22,610 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 20 cents and finished at $14, with 1,535 units. Scotia Group dived $3.39 to $50.10, with 70,981 units, Supreme Ventures rose 20 cents and concluded trading at $12.70, with 1,012,460 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments ended at $4.18, with 262,618 shares and Wisynco Group concluded trading at $9.55, after falling 16 cents with 204,701 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 “JSE main market volume jumps – Wednesday.”

Big recovery for JSE main market – Friday

Caribbean Cement jumped $4.45 to close at $40.05

Investors pushed the Jamaica Stock Exchange the market up strongly on Friday and the market recovered a large portion of what was lost since the record high on the previous week.
At the end of market activities, 28 securities traded, compared to 28 on Thursday, in the main and US dollar markets with the price of 10 stocks rising, 8 falling and 10 trading firm. At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped sharply by 2,341.33 points to 330,728.92 and the JSE Index climbed 2,133.22 points to 301,331.41.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement jumped $4.45 to close at $40.05, JMMB Group jumped $1 to $28, Palace Amusement jumped $300 to $1,300, followed by NCB Financial that dropped $1.25 to $95. PanJam Investment traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $46.01 while Jamaica Broilers and Supreme Ventures traded at intraday highs.
Trading activity resulted in 3,690,667 units valued at $51,637,707 compared to 3,519,415 units valued at $33,476,075 changing hands on Friday.
The major trades for the day are, Wisynco Group with 1,214,450 units and accounting for 32.91 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Victoria Mutual Investments with 723,173 units or 19.59 percent of trades and Ciboney Group with 402,832 units and 10.91 percent of the volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 136,691 units valued at an average of $1,912,508 for each security traded. In contrast to 200,047 units for an average of $4,687,155 on Thursday. The average for the month to date is 342,839 shares with a value of $18,119,875 and previously 367,467 shares with a value of $20,307,869. 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, Proven Investments traded 1,000 shares and fell by 3 cents to 20 US cents and the market index ended at down 0.47 points to 164.82 and JMMB Group 5.75% US preference share traded 5,000 units at $2.
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 none closing with a lower offer.
For more details of market activities see – Big gains for JSE main market – Friday.

JSE main market pull back ends – Thursday

JSE slowly moving upwards.

The pull back from the record reached on Friday by Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with a modest rise in the market index on Thursday as the price of 8 stocks rose, 9 declined and 11 traded firm.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rose modestly and ended with an increased by 24.50 points at 328,387.59 and the JSE Index advanced by 22.32 points to 299,198.19.
Caribbean Cement shed $1.80 to close at $35.50, Grace Kennedy rose $1 to $49 and PanJam Investments traded at a new high of $46 with a rise of $1.
At the end of market activities, 28 securities traded, compared to 29 on Wednesday, in the main and US dollar markets and resulted in 5,201,225 units valued at $121,866,039 compared to 4,614,305 units valued at $109,133,839 changing hands in the main market, on Wednesday.
JMMB Group trade 2,027,120 units and accounted for 38.97 percent of trading volume, followed by Wisynco Group with 1,193,538 units and 22.95 percent of the volume and Caribbean Cement with 979,272 units and 18.83 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 200,047 units valued at an average of $4,687,155 for each security traded. In contrast to 170,900 units for an average of $4,041,993 on Wednesday. The average for the month to date is 367,467 shares with a value of $20,307,869 and previously 389,231 shares with a value of $49,857,592. 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, Proven Investments traded with 206.397 shares and fell 3 cents to 20 US cents and the market index dropped 8.89 ended at unchanged at 165.29. JMMB Group 5.75% US preference share traded 14,000 units at US$1.01, up by a cent.
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 – .

Record close for JSE main market – Friday

Investors pushed the Jamaica Stock Exchange the market up strongly to reach the highest levels ever on Friday with the price of 11 stocks rising, 5 falling and 11 trading firm.
Friday’s record move is fourth day for the week that the main market closed at new record highs.
At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 3,775.73 points to end at 332,501.11 and the JSE Index climbed 3,440.11 points to a record close of 302,946.08. Only Wisynco Group traded more than 1 million shares, ending with 1,188,978 units to be followed by JMMB Group 7.5% preference share with 841,700 stock units.
At the end of market activities, 27 securities traded, compared to 24 on Thursday, in the main and US dollar markets. Caribbean Cement rose $1 to close at $38.60, JMMB Group fell 99 cents to $26.01, NCB Financial ended with a rise of $1.20 to $99.95, and Sagicor Group jumped $4 to $42.
Trading activity resulted in 4,887,322 units valued at $81,394,524 changing hands, compared 39,156,142 units valued at $3,462,726,542 trading on Thursday.
Trading resulted in an average of 187,974 units valued at an average of $3,130,559 for each security traded. In contrast to 1,702,441 units for an average of $150,553,328 on Thursday. The average for the month to date is 613,556 shares with a value of $37,585,846 and previously 765,133 shares with a value of $49,857,592. 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, Proven Investments traded with 5,860 shares at 23 US cents and the market index ended at unchanged at 177.12.
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 2 closing with a lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – JSE trading back to norm on Friday.