JSE trading back to norm on Friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed at a record on Friday as the market continues to gradually grind its way forward.

Trading activity declined in main market on Friday, but the market gained much ground to land at a new record close, as 4,887,322 units valued at $81,394,524 traded, compared with 39,156,142 units valued at $3,462,726,542 on Thursday.
The main market closed with 26 securities changing hands, 11 securities rose, 5 declined and 10 traded firm, as the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged 3,775.73 points to end at a record high of 332,501.11 and the JSE Index jumped 3,440.11 points to a record close of 302,946.08.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed at $10.49, with 429 shares, Carreras concluded trading at $10.60, with a loss of 12 cents trading 581,969 units, Caribbean Cement jumped $1 and finished at $38.60, with 100,100 shares, Grace Kennedy ended trading at $49, with 40,820 shares, Jamaica Broilers traded at $20.49, with 1,570 stock units. Jamaica Stock Exchange last 5 cents and closed at $6.80, with 22,500 shares, JMMB Group fell 99 cent and ended at $26.01, with 124,624 shares, Kingston Properties concluded trading at $6.65, with 12,801 shares, Kingston Wharves gained 85 cents to finish at $48.90, with 7,735 stock units. Mayberry Investments lost 13 cents in settling at $6, with 23,702 units traded, NCB Financial Group climbed $1 and ended trading at $99.95, with 189,977 shares, 1834 Investments traded at $1.16, with 440,607 shares, PanJam Investment rose 55 cents and closed at $45, with 17,145 stock units. Portland JSX ended at $10, with 57,715 units, Radio Jamaica finished at $1.10, after rising 2 cents with 142,000 shares, Sagicor Group jumped $4 and settled at $42, with 53,733 shares and Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 50 cents to close at $15, with 12,628 shares, Scotia Group added 25 cents to trade at $50, with 506,317 units changing hands. Seprod finished trading at $35, with 3,100 shares, Sterling Investments closed at $13, with 2,025 shares trded, Supreme Ventures rose 35 cents nd ended at $12.20, with 14,890 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading at $4.25,fter declining 5 cents with 497,877 stock units trading and Wisynco Group rose 13 cents and finished at $10.68, with 1,188,978 units. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% traded unchanged at $2, with 1,280 stock units, JMMB Group 7.25% concluded trading at $1.50, with 1,100 shares, JMMB Group 7.5% finished at $1, with 841,700 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 “Record close for JSE main market – Friday.”

Record breather for JSE main market – Thursday

NCB had 35 million shares of its shares trading on Thursday.

Trading surged on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market on Thursday as NCB Financial dominated trading with 35 million shares but the market ended down at the close as it took a break from three days of record close.
The All Jamaican Composite Index lost 923.48 points to end at 328,725.38 and the JSE Index declined 841.39 points to a record close of 299,505.97.
At the close, 24 securities traded, compared to 23 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 9 stocks rising, 9 falling and 7 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets.
At the close of trading, Berger Paints closed at $22 with a rise of $2 and Kingston Wharves lost $1.75 to $48.05. All other price changes were at 50 cents and below.
NCB Financial Group dominated trading on Tuesday on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange with an exchange of 35,067,960 units accounting for 89.56 percent of the volume traded. Wisynco Group with 1,606,426 units was the next big trade followed by Ciboney with 722,522 units as trading activity resulted in 39,156,142 units valued at $3,462,726,542 compared 14,312,143 units valued at $130,374,672 trading on Wednesday.
Trading resulted in an average of 1,702,441 units valued at over $150,553,328, in contrast to 650,552 shares valued at $5,926,121 on Wednesday. The average for the month to date is 765,133 shares with a value of $49,857,592 and previously 333,972 shares with a value of $3,537,553. 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 330 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 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with a lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – NCB dominates JSE trading on Tuesday.

JSE main market trades at record high – Monday

Stocks closed much higher on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market on Monday than on Friday as the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 2,366.31 points to record close of 328,893.09.
The JSE Index climbed sharply by 2,155.97 points to end at a record close of 299,658.77. At the close, 29 securities traded, compared to 26 on Friday and ended with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 8 falling and 8 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets.
At the close of trading, Berger Paints closed at $20 with a gain of 95 cents, Kingston Wharves rose $1.95 to $50, Proven Investments ordinary share in the local market fell $1.99 to $26.51 and Seprod gained 76 cents to close at $34.99.
Main market activity ended with 12,309,558 units valued at $246,771,642 compared to 22,131,577 units valued at $314,568,605 on Friday.

Carreras traded over 2 million shares.

At the close of trading Jamaica Broilers ended trading 2,612,575 units amounting to 21.22 percent of the day’s volume, Carreras traded 2,041,313 units accounted for 16.58 percent of trading, Proven Investments Jamaican dollar ordinary share closed with 2 million units trading, Wisynco Group ended with 1,382,174 units, units Supreme Ventures with 1,089,028 units, followed by Sagicor Group with 1,073,450 shares.
Trading resulted in an average of 424,468 units valued at an average of $8,509,367 for each security traded. In contrast to 922,149 units valued at an average of $13,107,025 on Friday. The average for the month to date is 708,206 shares with a value of $6,395,518 and previously 723,010 shares with a value of $5,999,413. In contrast, March closed with an average of 626,526 units with an average value at $20,492,207 for each security traded.
There was no trading in the US dollar market, leaving the Market index at 164.44.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 16 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with a lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – – Monday.

JSE majors close April on a record – Monday

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Investors pushed the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange to record highs on Monday and closing April at a record high after ending with 6 closing record highs, during the month.
The market that enjoyed several record closes during the month ended on Monday with 29 securities changing hands, resulting in 12,309,558 units valued at $246,771,642 trading leading to a rise in the market indices.
The main market closed with 13 securities rising, 8 declining and 8 trading firm, as the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surged by 2,366.31 points to a record close of 328,893.09 and the JSE Index climbed 2,155.97 points to record 299,658.77.
In market activity, Barita Investments lost 50 cents and closed at $9.50, with 42,960 shares traded, Berger Paints jumped 95 cents to end at $20, with 103,899 stock units crossing the exchange’s platform, Carreras finished at $10.60, with 2,041,313 shares, Caribbean Cement fell 50 cents and settled at $37.50, with just 500 shares trading, Grace Kennedy traded at $49, with 80,953 stock units. Jamaica Broilers finished trading at $21, with 2,612,575 units, Jamaica Producers closed at $16.99, with 55,324 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 5 cents and ended at $6.80, with 44,641 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading at $26.87, with 44,847 shares after slipping 11 cents. Kingston Wharves jumped $1.95 to close at $50, with 2,346 units, Mayberry Investments gained 18 cents and ended trading at $6.20, with 5,000 shares, NCB Financial Group traded at $97, with 44,744 shares, 1834 Investments added just 1 cents and finished trading at $1.16, with 13,000 shares. PanJam Investment ended 25 cents higher at $44, with 25,274 units, Portland JSX lost 40 cents and concluded trading at $10, with 15,830 shares, Pulse Investments slipped 1 cent and finished at $1.78, with 9,000 shares, Radio Jamaica rose 2 cents and settled at $1.07, with 33,090 shares. Sagicor Group ended trading at $37.60, with 1,073,450 stock units and Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 30 to $15.30, with 17,936 stock units. Scotia Group finished trading at $50, with 608,581 shares traded, Seprod rose 76 cents and concluded trading at $34.99, with 2,700 stock units, Supreme Ventures gained 13 cents and settled at $11.70, with 1,089,028 shares. Victoria Mutual Investments gained 5 cents and ended trading at $4.25, with 194,155 shares, Wisynco Group traded with a gain of 16 cents at $10.85, with 1,382,174 shares. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.25% lost 5 cents and ended trading at $2.50, with 1,800 shares, Jamaica Money Market7.5% traded at $1.92, with 2,138 stock units, JMMBC 7.25% ended rose 10 cents to $2.10, with 50,000 shares, Proven Investments 8.25% rose 90 cent and closed at $5.90, with 712,300 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 trades at record high – Monday.”

JSE main market climbs on Friday

Stocks closed much higher on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market on Friday than on Thursday as the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index increased by 96.51 points to 325,799.33 and the JSE Index advanced by 87.93 points to 296,840.01.
At the close, 25 securities traded, compared to 26 on Thursday 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, Kingston Properties gained $1.39 to $6.64, Kingston Wharves fell $1.45 to $48.05, NCB Financial rose $2 to $97 after the banking group posted increased profit for the six months to March and Portland JSX jumped $1.89 on positive year end results.
Main market activity ended with 22,131,577 units valued at $314,568,605 compared to 6,955,242 units valued at over $271,269,169 on Thursday. At the close of trading Wisynco Group ended with 8,307,655 units and accounted for 37.54 percent of the day’s volume followed by Ciboney Group with 7,063,873 units and 31.92 percent of the volume and Sagicor Group closed with 4,907,816 units and 22.18 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 922,149 units valued at an average of $13,107,025 for each security traded. In contrast to 289,802 units valued at an average of $11,302,882 on Thursday. The average for the month to date is 723,010 shares with a value of $5,999,413 and previously 713,135 shares with a value of $5,603,629.

NCB closed $2 higher on Friday.

In contrast, March closed with an average of 626,526 units with an average value at $20,492,207 for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market, ended with Proven Investments falling 3 cents to 22 US cents trading 183,095 units on Friday and leaving the Market index down 13.44 points to 164.44.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – Trading on JSE main market elevated – Friday.

Trading elevated on JSE main market – Friday

Bulls may be lurching to pounce on Jamaican stocks.

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday ended with 24 securities changing hands, resulting in 22,131,577 units valued at $314,568,605 trading leading to a rise in the market indices.
The main market closed with 9 securities rising, 8 declining and 7 trading firm, as the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index increased by 727.45 points to 326,526.78 and the JSE Index advanced 662.79 points to close at 297,502.80.
In market activity, Barita Investments lost 25 cents and closed at $10, with 11,890 shares, Berger Paints ended at $19.05, with 25,531 stock units, Carreras concluded trading at $10.60, with 415,364 units, after rising 25 cents, Caribbean Cement lost 1 cents and finished at $37.99, with 7,555 shares, Ciboney Group fell 3 cents to 10 cents with 7,063,873 shares trading. Grace Kennedy ended trading at $49, with 32,450 shares, Jamaica Broilers traded with a rise of 50 cents at $21, exchanging 44,397 stock units, Jamaica Producers climbed 49 cents and finished trading 8,514 units at $16.99, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $6.85, with 51,818 shares. JMMB Group gained 48 cents and ended at $26.98, with 77,600 shares, Kingston Properties spiked $1.39 to conclude trading at $6.64, with just 840 shares, Kingston Wharves finished with a fall of $1.45 to $48.05, trading 100,791 stock units, Mayberry Investments settled at $6.02, with 82,641 units changing hands. NCB Financial Group ended trading with a rise of $2 to $97, with 92,006 shares, with investors responding positively to the six months results. Portland JSX jumped $1.89 and ended at $10.40, with 82,924 units after the company posted a profit for 2018. Pulse Investments concluded trading at $1.79, with 1,085 shares, Sagicor Group settled at $37.60, with a rise of 10 cents after 4,907,816 shares traded and Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled at $15, with 20,000 shares. Scotia Group lost 50 cents to trade at $50, with 202,000 units, Seprod fell 77 cents and finished trading at $34.23, with 58,738 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 18 cents and ended at $11.57, with 297,625 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading at $4.20, after losing 10 cents with 227,874 stock units and Wisynco Group finished at $10.69, up 19 cents with 8,307,655 units changing hands. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.5% finished at 99 cents, with 10,590 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 climbs on Friday.”

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 main market volume remains elevated – Thursday

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday as 24 securities changed hands, resulting in 6,955,242 units valued at $271,269,169 trading.
The main market closed with just 5 securities rising, 11 declining and 8 trading firm, leading to the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index increased by 96.51 points to 325,799.33 and the JSE Index advanced by 87.93 points to 296,840.01.
In market activity, Berger Paints gained 5 cents to end at $19.05, with 74,992 stock units, Carreras concluded trading with a loss of 40 cents at $10.60, in the trading of 476,294 units, Caribbean Cement lost 51 cents and finished at $38, with 213,889 shares, Ciboney Group gained 1 cent to end at 13 cents with 1,630,930 shares trading. Grace Kennedy ended trading at $49, after gaining 50 cents with 24,964 shares, Jamaica Broilers traded with a fall of 50 cents at $20.50, exchanging 4,898 stock units, Jamaica Producers finished trading 6,648 units at $16.50, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 5 cents and closed at $6.85, trading just 100 shares. JMMB Group fell 75 cents and ended at $26.50, with 120,688 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped of $3.50 to $49.50, trading 3,418 stock units, Mayberry Investments settled for a fall of 3 cents at $6.02, with 17,367 units changing hands. NCB Financial Group ended trading with a fall of $1.50 to $95, with 2,259,648 shares, PanJam Investment lost 25 cents in exchanging 190,902 shares at $43.75. Radio Jamaica ended with 10,077 shares trading at $1.05, Sagicor Group settled at $37.50, after 33,966 shares traded and Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled at $15, with 1,000 shares. Salada Foods traded 30,900 shares at $11.20, Scotia Group lost $1.49, to trade at $50.50, with 69,878 units, Supreme Ventures ended at $11.57, with 44,591 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading at $4.30, after rising 24 cents with 130,176 stock units and Wisynco Group finished at $10.50, down 40 cents with 1,609,916 units changing hands. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.25% traded a mere 300 units at $2.55, while Productivity Solutions 9.75% traded 350 units at $105 and Proven Investments 8.25% finished at $5, with 1,079,574 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 ekes out modest rise – Thursday.”

JSE main market trading elevated – Wednesday

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday as 26 securities changed hands, resulting in 14,655,576 units valued at $227,353,346 trading.
The main market closed with 11 securities rising, 11 declining and 4 trading firm, leading to the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index falling 1,060.23 points to 325,702.82 and the JSE Index declined by 965.99 points to 296,752.08.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed at $10.25, with 1,025 shares, after adding 25 cents, Berger Paints lost 10 cents and ended at $19, with 10,656 stock units, Carreras fell 5 cents and concluded trading at $10.75, with 4,337,080 units, Caribbean Cement jumped $1.51 and finished at $38.51, with 66,979 shares, Ciboney Group declined by 2 cents and settled at 12 cents, with 2,161,849 units. Grace Kennedy ended trading with a loss of 51 cents at $48.50, with 35,620 shares, Jamaica Broilers gained 90 cents in traded 14,955 stock units to end at $21, Jamaica Producers finished trading at $16.50, with 1,044,013 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 10 cent and closed at $6.90, with 1,260 shares. JMMB Group dropped $1.08, ending at $27.25, with 170,021 shares, Kingston Wharves dropped $3 and finished at $46, with 15,000 stock units, Mayberry Investments settled at $6.05, for a rise of 3 cents, with 108,012 units, NCB Financial Group climbed $1.40 to $96.50, with 46,142 shares. 1834 Investments closed trading at $1.15, with 81,945 shares, PanJam Investment lost 1 cent and closed at $44, with 72,100 stock units, Pulse Investments concluded trading at $1.79, after falling 1 cent with 108,000 shares, Sagicor Group fell 49 cents and settled at $37.50, with 25,985 shares and Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled at $15, with a rise of 99 cents trading 17,835 shares. Salada Foods gained 5 cents and ended trading at $11.20, with 43,684 stock units, Scotia Group jumped $1.79 to $51.99, with 1,959,155 units, Seprod climbed $1 and finished trading at $35, with 25,820 shares, Supreme Ventures ended at $11.75, up 5 cents with 527,887 shares. Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading at $4.06, after rising 31 cents with 357,576 stock units and Wisynco Group finished at $10.90, with 3,412,434 units changing hands. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% traded 2,138 stock units at $1.92 and JMMB Group closed at 99 cents, with 8,405 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 main market retreats on Wednesday.”

New JSE record on limited volume

Trading levels rose on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday but remained moderate with an average of only 156,653 units valued at $3,187,757 for each security trading.
At the close of trading, 23 securities changed hands, resulting in 6,877,671 units valued at $68,979,399 trading, up sharply from the 2,507,681 units valued at only $38,468,870 on Friday.
The main market closed with 9 securities rising, 7 declining and 7 trading firm, leading to the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index increasing by 1,415.92 points to end at a record close of 327,594.70 and the JSE Index rising 1,290.06 points to a new closing record of 298,475.80.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed at $9.50, with 33,268 shares, Berger Paints rose 10 cents and ended at $19.10, with 4,237 stock units, Carreras concluded trading at $10.90, with 1,171,484 units, Caribbean Cement finished at $36.50, with 64,512 shares, Grace Kennedy rose 65 cents and ended trading at $49.65, with 6,186 shares. Jamaica Broilers rose 45 cents to $20.50, with 570,105 stock units, Jamaica Producers ended with a rise of 99 cents at $16.99, with 12,676 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 2 cents and closed at $6.52, with 2,350 shares, JMMB Group lost $1.10 to closed at $27.22, as some selling came into the market for the stock, and ended with 1,208,947 shares changing hands. Kingston Wharves lost 5 cents and finished at $49.95, with 2,471 stock units after it traded at an intraday high of $51, Mayberry Investments settled at $6.05, with 20,200 units, NCB Financial Group rose $1 and ended trading at $97, with 76,990 shares, 1834 Investments lost 5 cents, to end at $1.15, trading 18,055 shares. PanJam Investment rose $1.45 to $44.45 trading 2,522 stock units, Sagicor Group settled at $36.85, with 15,203 shares and Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 99 cents to end at $15, with 6,365 shares. Scotia Group climbed $1.34 to $51.50, with 30,645 units, Seprod finished trading at $33.01, with 427 shares, Supreme Ventures fell 5 cents and ended at $11.70, with 36,109 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading at $4.21, after slipping 4 cents with 218,181 stock units, Wisynco Group fell 9 cents and finished at $10.90, with 95,232 units. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.25% ended trading at $2.55, with 500 shares and Jamaica Money Market 7.5% traded at $1.92, with 6,364 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 hits new record – Monday.”