JSE stocks ride on up

RJR closed at a new 52 weeks high of $2.22 after trading 10m shares.

RJR closed at a new 52 weeks high of $2.22 after trading 10m shares.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange continued to move higher at the end of trading on Monday, with the main market major indices rising and the junior market Index moving higher as well while the volumes of a number of stocks jumped above regular trading levels.
A total of 36 securities changed hands on Monday, accounting for 26,280,948 units valued at $158,936,391, in all market segments. The junior market accounted for 1,803,816 shares, valued at $8,745,258 of the overall trades.
The price of 14 stocks in the overall market rose, 12 declined, including 7 stocks rising and 2 declining, from the junior market as 4 stocks in all markets hit new highs, three of which ended at new 52 weeks’ high.
The JSE Market Index rose 438.15 points to end at 161,100.82. The all Jamaica Composite Index gained 490.02 points to close at 179,001.35 and the JSE combined index climbed 705.35 points, to close at 171,943.48.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
JSE sum 6-6-16rAt the end of market activities, Berger Paints traded 10,259 shares with the price rising 1 cent, to end at $4.50, Cable & Wireless lost 7 cents, in closing at $1.40 after trading 46,675 units, Caribbean Cement fell 25 cents, in trading 34,161 shares and closed at $24.25. Carreras had 1,206,443 units trading, to close with a loss of 98 cents, at $65.02. The price of 1834 Investments rose 6 cents, to $1.23 with 10,000,000 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy dropped $5 in trading 1,443 units, to close at $110, Jamaica Broilers ended with 33,115 units changing hands at $13.75, after shedding 25 cents, Jamaica Producers traded 51,610 shares to end at $44. Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 80 cents trading 25,000 shares to close at $20, JMMB Group traded 2,027,654 units as the price lost 1 cent to end at $9.99, Kingston Wharves rose by 20 cents in trading 23,106 stock units at $12,JSE mm fn qts 6-6-16 National Commercial Bank traded 1,150 shares, to close with a gain of $1 at $43. Pan Jamaican Investment Trust traded 51,241 shares and ended at $26.50, Pulse Investments closed with 100,000 shares trading at $3, Radio Jamaica closed trading with 10,249,651 shares with the price rising 12 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $2.22, Sagicor Group ended with 399,062 shares changing hands with a rise of 1 cent at $23. Scotia Group slipped 48 cents to close at $32.49 as 15,680 units changed hands, Seprod traded 62,258 units and declined 38 cents to end at $16.50, Supreme Ventures traded 101,443 units to close at $4.50 and Proven Investments closed at 19.5 US cents while trading 29,900 shares.

JSE makes big jump on Thursday

Palace closed at a new high of $165 on Thursday.

Palace closed at a new high of $165 on Thursday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended trading on Thursday with strong gains in the indices and with 3 stocks trading at a 52 weeks’ highs. A total of 40 securities changed hands, accounting for 59,895,323 units valued at $68,983,411, in all market segments. The junior market accounted for 57,317,961 shares valued at $35,653,893 of the overall trades.
The price of 17 stocks in the overall market rose, 18 declined, including 7 stocks rising and 8 declining, from the junior market as 5 stocks in all markets hit new highs.
The JSE Market Index gained 2,178.07 points to end at 159,593.54. The all Jamaica Composite Index jumped 2,435.88 points to close at 177,315.65 and the JSE combined index climbed 2,015.84 points, to close at 170,094.60.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
JSE sum 2-6-16At the end of market activities, Cable & Wireless closed with a loss of 3 cents at $1.45 after trading 227,677 units, Caribbean Cement traded 22,120 shares and declined by 70 cents closed at $23.30. Carreras had just 1,000 units trading, to close with a gain of 1 cent at $65.81, Grace Kennedy added 1 cent in trading 11,617 units, to close at $115. Jamaica Broilers lost 5 cents in trading 8,500 units to end at $14, Jamaica Producers traded 37,951 shares and gained 51 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $41.50, JMMB Group traded 101,774 units as the price fell 29 cents to $9.70. Mayberry Investments had 52,040 shares changing hands and fell 50 cents to $3.50,JSE mm fn qts 2-6-16 National Commercial Bank traded 83,072 shares, to close with a gain of 11 cents at $41.10. Palace Amusement added $15 to close at 52 weeks’ high of $165 after trading 7,058 shares, Pan Jamaican Investment Trust traded 41,571 shares and fell 49 cents to $26.50 at the close, Radio Jamaica closed trading with 55,747 shares as the price rose 17 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $1.92. Sagicor Group ended with 24,182 shares changing hands with a rise of 29 cents at $22.79, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 12 cents and traded 708,499 shares at $10, Scotia Group climbed $2.49 cents to close at $32.99, as 212,260 units changed hands, Seprod traded 69,500 units to end at $16.88. Proven Investments had 15,993 shares trading at 19.49 US cents, down from 19.99 US cents and Supreme Ventures lost 50 cents in trading 869,991 units to close at $4.50.

JSE starts week with gains

Grace Kennedy closed at a new 1 year high

Grace Kennedy closed at a new 1 year high

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended with Grace Kennedy trading at a 52 weeks intraday high of $120 but ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $111. The last time the stock traded so high, was March 2015, but the stock is still priced below the all-time high of $123, reached in February of that 2015.
A total of 32 securities changed hands, accounting for 3,191,366 units valued at just $23,420,615, in all market segments. The junior market accounted for 829,940 shares valued at $2,963,453 of the overall trades.
Investors pushed the price of 13 stocks in the overall market up, 7 down, including 3 stocks rising and only 2 declining, from the junior market as two stocks in the main market hit new highs.
The JSE Market Index gained 861.29 points to end at 156,732.93. The all Jamaica Composite Index rose 963.24 points to close at 174,116.44 and the JSE combined index climbed 805.29 points, to close at 167,216.37.
JSE Sum-30-5-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
At the end of market activities, Barita Investments gained 43 cents and ended with 16,800 units traded at $3.49, Berger Paints rose 5 cents in trading 95,000 shares at $4.45, Cable & Wireless rose 3 cents and closed at $1.38 after trading 236,243 units, Caribbean Cement traded 35,680 shares, gained $1 and closed at $26. Carreras had 10,090 units trading, to close at $65, Ciboney Group had 305,937 units trading at 21 cents, the price of 1834 Investments rose 1 cent to end at $1.11, as 12,161 units changed hands. Grace Kennedy climbed $1 in trading 24,384 units, to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $111, after trading at an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $120. Jamaica Broilers lost 40 cents in trading 19,082 units to end at $14.10. Jamaica Producers traded 2,460 shares at $40, Mayberry Investments rose by 50 cents with just 1,020 shares changing hands at $4, National Commercial Bank traded 22,803 shares, to close at $40. JSE mn fn qts 30-5-16Pan Jamaican Investment Trust went ex-split today with the bid at $24.24 at the close, to buy 18,000 units, but there was no stock on offer, Radio Jamaica closed trading with 86,158 shares at $1.35, Sagicor Group ended with 75,180 shares changing hands at $22.90. Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 158,156 shares at $10.12, Scotia Group fell 15 cents to close at $32.55, as 27,141 units changed hands. Supreme Ventures lost 22 cents in trading 359,687 units to close at $4.65, Proven Investments added 3 cents in trading 286,857 shares at 19.99 US cents, JMMB Group 7.50% preference share had 92,900 units changing hands at $1.04 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 490,000 units at $2.10 but of these stocks losing 1 cent.

18 JSE stocks up 9 down on Friday

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Grace Kennedy closed at a 52 weeks' high of $110 on Friday .

Grace Kennedy closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $110 on Friday .

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended with moderate trading but had two stocks closing at 52 weeks’ highs with Grace Kennedy closing at $110 and Kingston Properties ended at $10. A total of 40 securities changed hands, accounting for 5,742,422 units valued at just $30,005,364, in all market segments. The junior market accounted for 1,336,391 shares valued at $9,501,843 of the overall trades.
Investors pushed the price of 18 stocks in the overall market up, 9 down, including 10 stocks rising and only 1 declining, from the junior market as two stocks in the main market hit new highs.
The JSE Market Index surged 1,803.62 points to end at 155,871.64. The all Jamaica Composite Index rose 2,017.11 points to close at 173,153.20 and the JSE combined index climbed 1,971.51 points, to close at 166,411.08.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
JSE Sum-27-5-16At the end of market activities, Cable & Wireless closed at $1.37 after trading 74,150 units, Caribbean Cement traded 9,295 shares and closed at $25, Carreras fell $1.44 with 36,517 units trading to close at $65, the price of 1834 Investments remained unchanged at $1.10 as 23,335 units changed hands. Grace Kennedy jumped $10 in trading 5,070 units, to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $110, Jamaica Producers traded 2,500 shares at $40, Kingston Properties traded 9,795 shares to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $10, Kingston Wharves fell 25 cents and closed with 2,782 shares changing hands at $11.55. Mayberry Investments lost 45 cents with 8,424 shares changing hands at $3.50, National Commercial Bank traded 29,953 shares, to close at $40 after losing 25 cents. Pulse Investment traded 5,600 shares and gained 10 cents to close at $3.20, JSE mn fn qts 27-5-16Radio Jamaica gained 2 cents in trading 73,776 shares at $1.35, Sagicor Group rose 40 cents and ended with 56,021 shares changing hands at $22.90. Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 83,944 shares at $10.12, Scotia Group jumped $1.70 to close at $32.70, while 14,350 units changed hands, Seprod traded 1,343 shares with the price falling 49 cents to $16.50. Sterling Investments closed at $11.95 in the main market with 10,000 shares trading, while the 20,000 shares traded in the US dollar market at 11 US cents. Supreme Ventures closed at $4.87 with 37,960 shares changing hands, after losing 28 cents, Proven Investments lost 3 cents in trading 209,562 shares at 17 US cents and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share, traded 3,671,900 units at $2.11.

21 JSE stocks rose 8 declined on Wednesday

Jamaica Producers jumped $5.01 to a new high on Wednesday

Jamaica Producers jumped $5.01 to a new high on Wednesday


The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended with two new 52 weeks’ high as Grace Kennedy closed at $92 and Jamaica Producers traded up to $40 with the announcement of a 5 for stock bonus to be considered at its upcoming annual General meeting. The junior market saw Cargo Handlers trading at a new all-time high at the close. The market closed with 39 securities changing hands, accounting for just 4,021,654 units valued at $52,808,843, in all market segments.
The junior market accounted for 2,139,183 shares valued at $12,635,596 of the total level traded.
Investors pushed the price of 21 stocks in the overall market up, 8 down, including 5 stocks rising and 4 declining, from the junior market as two stocks in the main market hit new highs.
JSE Sum-25-5-16rThe JSE Market Index moved up 1,243.66 points to end at 153,304.61. The all Jamaica Composite Index rose 1,390.88 points to close at 170,282.32 and the JSE combined index climbed 1,481.01 points, to close at 164,013.11.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the end of market activities, Berger Paints traded only 431 shares but rose 12 cents to close at $4.50, Cable & Wireless closed with a 9 cents gain at $1.37 after trading 52,700 units, Caribbean Cement traded 12,575 shares and gained 99 cents and closed at $24.99, Carreras fell 20 cents with 32,147 units trading to close at $65. Ciboney traded 98,000 units and gained 2 cents to close at 18 cents. The price of 1834 Investments gained 9 cents to close at $1.10, with 25,886 units trading, Grace Kennedy traded 1,022 units and gained $1 closed at $92, Hardware and Lumber traded 10,704 shares to rise by $2.50 to $18.50, Jamaica Broilers lost 20 cents to end at $14.40 while trading 26,842 shares. Jamaica Producers jumped $5.01 in trading 76,138 shares at $40, Kingston Wharves closed with a rise of 28 cents to close at $11.80, after trading 2,728 units. National Commercial Bank traded 14,487 shares, to close at $40.25. JSE mn fn qts 25-5-16Pan Jamaican Investment closed trading at $121 as 18,273 shares changed hands, Radio Jamaica lost 1 cent in trading 5,000 shares at $1.31, Sagicor Group rose by 20 cents and ended with 1,270,216 shares changing hands at $22.50. Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 15,542 shares and ended at $10, Scotia Group rose 50 cents to close at $30.50, while 43,041 units changed hands, Seprod traded 14,202 shares with the price rising 15 cents to $16.90. Supreme Ventures closed at $5.15 with 112,186 shares changing hands, after losing 9 cents and Proven Investments preference share, traded 24,509 units at $5, with a loss of 2 cents.

JSE volume remains low on Friday

Margaritaville Turks traded 531,220 shares at 20 US cents on friday

Margaritaville Turks traded 531,220 shares at 20 US cents on friday

Trading volumes remained low on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday even as the active number of securities remain at elevated levels. The market closed with 35 securities changing hands, accounting for just 3,475,337 units valued at $40,616,397, in all market segments. The junior market had 2,388,762 shares valued at $2,388,762 trading.
Investors pushed the price of 13 stocks in the overall market up, 13 down, including 3 stocks rising and 4 declining, from the junior market. The JSE Market Index moved down by 192.18 points to end at 153,690.27. The all Jamaica Composite Index declined by 214.93 points to close at 170,713.62 and the JSE combined index slipped 54.76 points, to close at 164,532.54.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the JSE Sum-20-5-16Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 18 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the end of market activities, Berger Paints traded with 4,500 shares to close at $4.38, Cable & Wireless fell 5 cents and closed at $1.28 after trading 143,757 units, Carreras dropped $1.49 with 20,051 units trading to close at $64.51, Grace Kennedy traded 100 units to gain $1 and closed at $90. Hardware and Lumber jumped $3.50 to end at $16 as 500 shares changed hands, Jamaica Broilers closed with a fall of 43 cents at $14.21 while trading 3,664 shares, Jamaica Producers traded 10,000 shares at $35, Margaritaville Turks traded 531,220 to end at 20 US cents.JSE mn fn qts 20-5-16 National Commercial Bank traded 37,465 shares, to close with a fall of 19 cents at $39.80. Pan Jamaican Investment climbed back $1.70 to close trading at $122.70 but with just 400 shares changing hands, Radio Jamaica rose 3 cents in trading 70,612 shares at $1.30, Sagicor Group ended with 71,400 shares changing hands, fell 20 cents, to end at $22.30. Scotia Group closed with a fall of $2.70 to end at $30 while 81,365 units changed hands, Scotia Investments fell $1.09 to $25 with 12,880 shares changing hands, Sterling Investments lost 92 cents and closed at $11.98 with 24,800 shares trading. Supreme Ventures closed at $5 with 16,339 shares changing hands, after falling 29 cents and Proven Investments traded with a gain of 2 US cents to 20 US cents with 49,000 shares trading.

Sharp dip in JSE volume on Thursday

Margaritaville Turks traded at a new 52 weeks' high on Thursday.

Margaritaville Turks traded at a new 52 weeks’ high on Thursday.

Very low volumes characterised trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday. The market closed with 36 securities changing hands, accounting for just 1,557,618 units valued at $12,995,729, in all market segments. The junior market had 793,977 shares valued at $3,056,734 trading.
Investors pushed the price of 16 stocks in the overall market up, 11 down, including 3 stocks rising and 4 declining, from the junior market. The JSE Market Index moved up 13.42 points to end at 153,882.45. The all Jamaica Composite Index rose 15.01 points to close at 170,928.55 and the JSE combined index gained 44.21 points, to close at 164,532.54.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the JSE Sum-19-5-16Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 10 with lower offers.
At the end of market activities, Barita Investments ended with 20,617 units trading, to close at $3.05, with a fall of 45 cents, Berger Paints rose 10 cents with 5,389 shares to close at $4.38, Cable & Wireless gained 7 cents and closed at $1.33 after trading 227,698 units, Caribbean Cement traded 3,800 shares to close at $26. Carreras jumped $1.99 with 300 units trading to close at $66, Grace Kennedy traded 18,430 units to gain 90 cents and closed at $89, the price of 1834 Investments declined by 3 cents in trading 34,839 units to close at 99 cents, Jamaica Broilers closed with a rise of 14 cents at $14.64 while trading 13,182 shares. JSE mn fn qts 19-5-16Jamaica Producers traded 2,000 shares at $35, Kingston Wharves loss 13 cents in trading 4,000 stock unit at $11.52, Margaritaville Turks traded just 200 shares and gained 2.5 cents to end at a record 20 US cents, National Commercial Bank traded 10,108 shares, to close with a rise of 14 cents at $39.99. Pan Jamaican Investment pulled back $3.94 to close trading at $121 with 3,969 shares changing hands, Radio Jamaica rose 15 cents in trading 33,600 shares at $1.27, Sagicor Group ended with 201,084 shares changing hands, and gained 30 cents, to end at $22.50. Scotia Group closed with a gain of $1.70 to end at $32.70 while 20,246 units changed hands, Seprod lost 50 cents and closed at $17.50 with 21,667 shares trading, Supreme Ventures closed at $5.39 with 41,000 shares changing hands after rising 59 cents and Proven Investments traded at 18 US cents with 21,329 shares.

New records for 3 stocks – Monday

JPSCo trades at new high on Monday at $1,247.

JPSCo trades at new high on Monday at $1,247.

Grace Kennedy, Pan Jamaican Investment and Jamaica Public Service 9.5% preference share shot to new 52 weeks high on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange at the close of trading on Monday. The market closed with 37 securities changing hands, accounting for 23,413,479 units valued at $218,207,605, in all market segments. The junior market had only 632,321 units traded, valued at $2,290,950.
Investors pushed the price of 16 stocks in the overall market up, 11 down, including 5 stocks rising and 6 declining, from the junior market.
The JSE Market Index jumped 1,484.96 points to end at 153,251.61. The all Jamaica Composite Index shot up 1,660.74 points to close at 170,223.05 and the JSE combined index rose 1,336.47 points, to close at 164,523.28.
JSE Sum-16-5-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the end of market activities, Cable & Wireless lost 2 cents and closed at $1.47 after trading 132,302 units, Ciboney traded 100,000 shares to close at 13 cents. Grace Kennedy shot up $4.49 with 14,300 shares trading to close at $90. Jamaica Broilers ended at $14.50 while trading 306,339 shares, Jamaica Producers fell 90 cents to $32 with 58,803 units changing hands on a day the company advised the stock exchange that the directors will be meeting to consider a stock bonus. Jamaica Stock Exchange had 35,549 shares trading at $21, JMMB Group traded 94,284 shares at $9.99, for a 14 cents gain. National Commercial Bank traded just 5,551 shares, to close with a gain of 25 cents at $40, JSE MM fn qts 16-5-16Pan Jamaican Investment jumped $5 to close trading at $125 with 26,773 shares changing hands, Radio Jamaica traded 67,645 shares at $1.10, Sagicor Group ended with 145,082 shares changing hands, but lost 20 cents, to end at $22.80. Scotia Group closed at $30.50 while only 3,000 units changed hands after gaining 49 cents, Supreme Ventures closed at $4.50 with 21,308,893 shares valued at $96,057,185 changing hands after declining by 97 cents. Proven Investments traded 25,980 shares at 17.50 US cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% preference share ended with 366,900 units trading at $2.14 and Jamaica Public Service 9.5% preference share climbed $46, in trading 81,662 units with a value of $101,832,514, to end at a record of $1,247.

Grace climbs following Q1 profit – Friday

Grace Kennedy closed at a 52 weeks' high on Friday after releasing jump in profits on Thursday.

Grace Kennedy closed at a 52 weeks’ high on Friday after releasing jump in profits on Thursday.

Grace Kennedy climbed to a 52 weeks’ closing high of $87 but closed with a gain of $1.51 at $85.51 with 18,308 shares changing hands after it traded at $87 earlier in the day. The company reported a big jump in earnings for the March 2016 quarter of 153 percent after strong growth in most divisional profit and investors are quietly buying into the fortunes with selling down to just two offers amounting to 4,700 shares.
Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange in the main market on Friday was saw low volumes changing hands, but the market closed with less active selling than before the reading of the budget, on Thursday by the Minister of Finance.
The market closed with 35 securities changed hands, accounting for 7,118,990 units valued at $65,679,792, in all market segments. The junior market had only 193,019 shares traded, valued at $1,341,812. Investors pushed the price of 12 stocks in the overall market up, 8 were pushed down, including 3 stocks rising and 6 declining, from the junior market.
JSE Sum-13-5-16The JSE Market Index declined 19.98 points to end at 151,766.65. The all Jamaica Composite Index fell 22.35 points to close at 168,562.31 and the JSE combined index rose 64.63 points, to close at 163,186.81.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the end of market activities, Berger Paints traded 13,000 shares to close at $4.25, Cable & Wireless closed at $1.49 after trading 483,787 units, Caribbean Cement traded 28,865 shares to close at $25. Carreras traded 96,066 shares and rose by $1 to $64, this after the Finance Minister announced increased taxes on, in his budget presentation. Jamaica Broilers ended at $14.50 while trading 7,734 shares with a loss of 5 cents. Kingston Wharves climbed 15 cents in trading 252,745 shares to close at $11.80. Mayberry Investments fell 21 cents with 50,000 shares trading to close at $3.99, National Commercial Bank traded 17,700 shares, to close at $39.75. Pan Jamaican Investment closed trading at $120 with 311,591 shares changing hands, in response to the company’s announced a 5 for 1 stock split. JSE MM fn qts 13-5-16There are only two offers on the board at the end of trading to sell between $130 and $150. Radio Jamaica traded 330,850 shares at $1.10, Sagicor Group ended with 236,769 shares changing hands and rose 50 cents to end at $23, Scotia Group closed at $30.01 while 155,668 units changed hands after falling 99 cents, Supreme Ventures closed at $5.47 with 6,641 shares changing hands after rising 21 cents. Proven Investments traded 9,200 shares at 17.50 US cents, JMMB 6% US dollar preference share gained 4 cents to end at US$1.09 while 21,200 units changed hands and JMMB 7.5% preference share ended with 4,878,670 units trading at $1.05.

Pan Jamaican jumps $22 – Thursday

Pan Jam closed at a 52 weeks' high of $120 on Thursday.

Pan Jam closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $120 on Thursday.

Pan Jamaican jumps $22 to a 52 weeks’ high of $120 against the back ground of low level of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange in the main market on Thursday, but the indices that slipped close to 1000 points in the first hour of trading recovered to suffer a mild declined at the end.
The market closed with 39 securities changed hands, accounting for 3,962,072 units valued at $115,119,749, in all market segments. The junior market accounted for 446,394 units of the shares traded, valued at $1,996,471. Investors pushed the price of 7 stocks in the overall market up, 15 were pushed down including 3 stocks rising and 6 declining, from the junior market.
JSE Sum-12-5-16The JSE Market Index rose 438.46 points to end at 151,786.63. The all Jamaica Composite Index gained 490.37 points to close at 168,584.66 and the JSE combined index rose 410.50 points, to close at 163,122.18.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading showed 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
At the end of market activities, Barita Investments traded 15,493 units for 1 cent higher at $3.45, Berger Paints traded 21,849 shares to rise 11 cents and closed at $4.25, Cable & Wireless gained 9 cents and closed at $1.49 after trading 1,349,000 units, Caribbean Cement traded 29,960 shares as the price dropped $1 to close at $25. Carreras traded 2,459 shares but fell 50 cents, to $63, the price for 1834 Investments remained at $1.02 after 65,877 shares were traded, Grace Kennedy fell $1 and closed at $84 with 1,021,582 shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers ended at $14.55 while trading 6,600 shares with a gain of 5 cents. JMMB Group fell 35 cents in trading 5,477 shares to close at $9.50. JSE MM fn qts 12-5-16National Commercial Bank fell 10 cents while trading 35,302 shares, to close at $39.75. Pan Jamaican Investment jumped $22, to a 52 weeks’ high of $120, with 3,120 shares changing hands, in response to the company announced a 5 for 1 stock split. Radio Jamaica traded 45,331 shares to end at $1.10. Sagicor Group ended with 45.000 shares changing hands and lost 40 cents to end at $22.50, Scotia Group closed at $31 while 272,996 units changed hands, Seprod traded 24,301 shares to close at $17, Supreme Ventures closed at $5.26 with 15,887 shares changing hands after losing 23 cents and Proven Investments traded 554,302 shares at 17.02 US cents.