JSE main market stocks retreat on Friday

JMMB Group closed at new 52 weeks' high on Friday

JMMB Group closed at new 52 weeks’ high on Friday


Thirteen stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs, as the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s main markets dipped but the junior market surged 8.7 percent to a new record high. Sharp gains in the three Lasco companies along with gains in 7 others, helped push the junior market index to it new heightened levels.
The JSE Market Index fell 361.01 points to 156,723.37, the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 403.44 points to end at 174,103.51 and the JSE combined index rose 1,175.06 points to close at 166,676.48. At the close, 14,781,285 units valued at $108,053,355 changed hands in all markets with the junior market accounting for of 10,672,995 units changed hands, valued at $46,214,999. Trading was broad based with a total of 43 active securities in all market segments as 25 in the combined markets gained and 12 declined.
ICI -JSE Sum-8-01-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In trading, Berger Paints ended with 362,381 shares trading at $3.20, for a fall of 50 cents. Cable and Wireless rose 8 cents, with 430,114 units changing hands to close at $1.40, Caribbean Cement dropped $5.45 to end at $21.05, with 90,201 shares trading, Carreras fell $1 and closed at $60 with 102,883 units changing hands. Ciboney traded only 32,159 shares with price rising 1 cent to 25 cents, Desnoes and Geddes traded 2,000 shares but closed at $29.01, Gleaner Company traded 255,400 shares with a gain of 10 cents to close at $2.70, Grace Kennedy closed with 154,940 units changing hands at $84. Hardware and Lumber traded 599,470 shares at $18.50, Jamaica Broilers fell 1 cent and closed at $10.75 with 462,348 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 121,252 shares to end at $31. JMMB Group traded 223,017 units and rose 36 cents to end at a 52 weeks high of $12.36, Kingston Wharves rose 25 cents in trading 62,559 units at $11.25, National Commercial Bank gained $1.55 to end at $43.05, with 10,886 units changing hands at a new 52 weeks’ closing high. Radio Jamaica had 153,706 shares trading 45 cents higher at $5.50. ICI -JSE fn qts 8-01-16Sagicor Group jumped 52 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $23.03 with 464,643 units changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 66,500 shares but the price jumped $1.60 to $11.60. Scotia Group closed with 62,862 shares changing hands at 52 weeks’ closing high of $32 for a gain of $1.90, Scotia Investments fell by 85 cents to close at $29.05 after trading 10,000 shares, Supreme Ventures fell 6 cents to end at $4.60 with 166,144 units changing hands. Proven Investments traded 36,200 ordinary shares to end at 21.5 US cents after declining by 1.49 US cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 50,000 units for a gain of 2 cent to end at $2 and Proven Investments preference share traded 182,905 units to close at $5.

Another explosive day for Jamaican stocks

Carib Cement closed at a new 52 weeks' high on Thursday of $26.50.

Carib Cement closed at a new 52 weeks’ high on Thursday of $26.50.

Nine stocks traded to close at 52 weeks’ highs on Thursday as the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s junior and main markets exploded with the main market indices jumping between 2,832 and 3,371 points, as JMMB Group jumped to $12, Sagicor Group climbed to a new closing high of $22.51 and Scotia Group traded at an intraday high of $34.
The JSE Market Index surged 2,831.72 points to 157,084.38, the all Jamaica Composite Index soared 3,164.61 points to end at 174,506.95 and the JSE combined index leapt 3,371.69 points to close at 165,501.42.
At the close, 6,753,668 units valued at $75,464,922 changed hands in all markets with the junior market accounting for of 3,272,184 units changing hands, valued at $17,503,527. Trading was broad based with a total of 44 active securities in all market segments as 19 in the combined markets gained and 11 declined.
The main market seems on its way to 185,000 points level, the next major area of resistance having been moving well away from resistance around the 165,000 points level on the all Jamaica composite index. There is limited volume of stocks of some major companies on offer, suggesting that investors holding them see much higher prices ahead hence the need for buyers to increase their prices to obtain supply.
ICI -JSE Sum-7-01-16 What appears to be an imbalance could well see the main market breaking the 185,000 points level before long. IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In trading, Berger Paints ended with 159,300 shares trading at $3.70, for a rise of 54 cents. Cable and Wireless fell 3 cents, with 154,380 units changing hands to close at $1.32, Caribbean Cement jumped $5.50 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $26.50, with 90,670 shares trading, Carreras closed at $61 with 5,873 units changing hands. Ciboney traded only 1,200 shares with price falling 1 cent to 24 cents, Desnoes and Geddes traded 22,100 shares but closed at $29, mp-in-gleaners-q3-profits-by-70/”>Gleaner Company traded 264,000 shares at $2.60 with a 10 cents gain, Grace Kennedy closed with 4,033 units changing hands at $84.70. Jamaica Broilers rose 1 cent and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $10.76 with 726,646 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 25,200 shares to end at $31 for a loss of 99 cents. JMMB Group traded 5,500 units and rose 90 cents to end at a 52 weeks high of $12, infrequently traded Kingston Properties had 43,707 units trading at $7.07, Kingston Wharves lost 40 cents in trading 155,819 units at $11. ICI -JSE fn qts 7-01-16 Mayberry Investments gained 5 cents with 11,010 units changing hands at $4.40, National Commercial Bank lost 50 cents to end at $42, with 140,765 units changing hands. Radio Jamaica had 10,000 shares trading 5 cents higher at $5.05. Sagicor Group jumped 51 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $22.51 with 819,266 units changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 120,708 shares but the price dropped $1 to $10. Scotia Group closed with 550,504 shares changing hands at $30.10 for a gain of 8 cents, but traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $34. At the close, the lowest offer to sell was at $34 with 17,939 shares and 3,895 units at $39.99 as supply of the stock has dried up. Bids were at $30.10 and lower with relative low volumes. Supreme Ventures ended at $4.66 with 103,650 units changing hands and Proven Investments traded 34,600 ordinary shares to end at 22.89 US cents.

12 new highs as JSE explodes Wednesday

NCB ended at a new closing high of $42.

NCB ended at a new closing high of $42.

Twelve stocks traded at 52 weeks’ closing highs as the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market exploded by the close of trading with the main indices jumping between 2,496 and 2,870 points, as JMMB Group jumped to $11.10, National Commercial Bank moved to a record close of $42, Sagicor group jumped to a new closing high of $22.
The JSE Market Index surged 2,568.62 points to 154,252.66, the all Jamaica Composite Index soared by 2,870.57 points to end at 171,342.34 and the JSE combined index leapt 2,496.15 points to close at 162,129.73.
At the close, 17,158,401 units valued at $122,672,205 changed hands in all markets with the junior market accounting for of 3,347,529 units changed hands, valued at $9,025,299. Trading was broad based with a total of 44 active securities in all market segments as 25 in the combined markets rising and 10 declining.
The main market seems on its way to 185,000 points level the nest major area of resistance having been moving well away from resistance around the 165,000 points level on the all Jamaica composite index.
ICI -JSE Sum-6-01-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In trading, Berger Paints ended with 4,349,578 shares trading at $3.16, for a rise of 1 cent. Cable and Wireless fell 5 cents, with 390,428 units changing hands to close at $1.35, Caribbean Cement jumped $1.50 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $21, with 163,870 shares trading, Carreras closed at $61, with 1,720 units changing hands for a rise of 15 cents. Ciboney traded 57,841 shares with price rising 4 cents to 25 cents, Desnoes and Geddes traded 1,417 shares but closed down 5 cents to $29, Gleaner Company traded 710,170 shares at $2.50 with a 45 cents gain. Grace Kennedy closed with 4,031 units changing hands, for 50 cents higher at $84.70, Jamaica Broilers rose 30 cents and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $10.75 with 34,091 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 5,000 shares to end at $31.99 for a loss of 1 cent. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 37,839 shares to close at $18.60. JMMB Group traded 1,104,439 units and rose 65 cents to end at a 52 weeks high of $11.10, ICI -JSE fn qts 6-01-16s=”alignright size-full wp-image-24176″ />Kingston Wharves rose 5 cents in trading 6,071,000 units at $11.40, Mayberry Investments had 10,530 units changing hands for $4.35, National Commercial Bank gained $1.42 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $42, with 13,868 units changing hands. 138 Student Living had 3,067 units trading for a gain of 5 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $4.75, Radio Jamaica had 377,987 shares trading at $5. Sagicor Group jumped $1.81 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $22 with 15,950 units changing hands. Scotia Group had 218,703 shares changing hands at $30.02 for a gain of 1 cent and Supreme Ventures rose 3 cents to end at $4.66 with 123,931 units changing hands and Proven Investments traded 41,432 ordinary shares to end at 22.9 US cents.

JSE starts 2016 on a new high

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 NCB closed at new high of $40.50 on Monday.

NCB closed at new high of $40.50 on Monday.

The Jamaica stock market started the new-year where it left off the old with all three main indices making generous gains to reach new records. The JSE Market Index climbed 777.23 points to 151,469.36, the all Jamaica Composite Index rose 868.60 points to end at 168,231.85 and the JSE combined index gained 945.76 points to close at 159,214.90.
At the close, 5,096,460 units valued at $149,875,337 changed hands in all markets with the junior market accounting for of 1,707,388 units, valued at $6,741,784. A total of 35 securities traded in all market segments, 17 of which in the combined markets gained and 8 declined. Five stocks traded at 52 weeks’ closing high and 2 at intraday 52 weeks’ high as investors continue to push prices higher.
The main market was facing resistance around the 165,000 points level, the on the all Jamaica composite index, now that it has crossed it and seems to be moving away. This level appears to be moving towards support for the market.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading,ICI -JSE Sum-01-16 in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 11 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
In trading, Berger Paints ended with 85,100 shares trading at $3.15 for a loss of 5 cents, Cable and Wireless rose 8 cents with 212,690 units changing hands to close at $1.38, Caribbean Cement climbed 54 cents to end at $20.44, with 10,000 shares trading. Carreras closed at $60, with 2,261,300 units changing hands for 82 cents fall but not until after it traded at a new 52 weeks’ intraday high of $62, Gleaner Company traded 52,000 shares at $1.70 with a 40 cents increase. Grace Kennedy with 2,483 units changing hands finished $2.75 higher at $84, Jamaica Broilers rose 25 cents and closed at $10.50 with 124,677 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 1,000 shares to end at $32, after rising $1.32, ICI -JSE fn qts-01-16Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 39 cents in trading 1,400 shares at $18.99, National Commercial Bank gained 50 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $40.50, with 12,145 units changing hands. 138 Student Living had 260,933 units trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.60 after rising by 10 cents, Radio Jamaica had 51,000 shares trading with a gain of 42 cents to end at $4.08, Sagicor Group closed at $20 with 24,426 units changing hands, Scotia Group had 36,809 shares changing hands at $30.01. Seprod closed with a loss of 44 cents at $20.56 with 2,938 shares trading, Supreme Ventures ended at $4.66 with 208,363 units changing hands and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.25% preference share traded 26,000 units to gain 4 cents and ended at $2.06.

JSE closes 2015 on a new high

Sagicor Group HQ - its stock traded at a new high of $20 on the JSE

Sagicor Group HQ – its stock traded at a new high of $20 on the JSE

The Jamaica stock market ended a momentous 2015 with all three main indices making generous gains to reach new record highs, with the JSE combined market index recording gains of 102 percent for the year to date and the all Jamaica composite up 99 percent.
At the close, 6,627,296 units valued at $58,113,757 changed hands in all markets with the junior market accounting for 4,049,568 units, valued at $15,799,898. A total of 36 securities traded in all market segments, 19 of which in the combined markets gained and 8 declined. Four stocks traded at 52 weeks’ closing high and 1 at intraday 52 weeks’ high as investors continue to push prices higher.
At the close the JSE Market Index climbed 874.37 points to 150,692.13, the all Jamaica Composite Index rose 977.16 points to end at 167,363.25 and the JSE combined index gained 815.65 points to close at 158,269.14. The main market was facing resistance around the 165,000 points level, the on the all Jamaica composite index, now that it has crossed it, JSE Sum 31-12-15rthe first week in 2016 will show if that level will now provide strong support for launch higher.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In trading, Cable and Wireless fell 4 cents with 91,865 units changing hands to close at $1.30 after trading as high as $1.45, Caribbean Cement fell 10 cents to end at $19.90, with 288,060 shares trading, Carreras closed at $60.82, with 8,378 units changing hands for 3 cents fall. Gleaner Company traded 2,661 shares at $1.30 with a 10 cents decline but had a bid at $1.49 to buy 10,240 shares. Grace Kennedy with 1,728 units changing hands finished higher by $1.15 at $81.25, Jamaica Broilers rose 25 cents and closed at $10.25 with 477,964 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 4,891 shares to end at $30.68, after falling 32 cents. JSE Fn Qts 31-12-15Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 39 cents in trading 100,000 shares at $18.60, Kingston Wharves closed at $11.35 with 41,990 shares changing hands, 5 cents higher. National Commercial Bank gained 99 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $40, with 170,396 units changing hands, the stock traded as high as $40.02 for a 52 weeks’ intraday high. Pan Jamaican Investment had 4,140 shares trading with a gain of $1 to $94, Sagicor Group gained $1.50 and closed at $20 for 52 weeks’ high with 37,610 units changing hands, Scotia Group had 163,055 shares changing hands at $30.01 after falling by $1.48. Scotia Investments closed at $30 with only 5,000 shares trading and Supreme Ventures rose 4 cents and ended at $4.66 with 509,719 units changing hands.

JSE up 101% to Wednesday

JSE Market index is up 101% for 2015 to December 30.

JSE Combined index is up 101% for 2015 to December 30.

Trading ended on the Jamaica stock market with all three main indices making strong gains to reach new record highs, with the JSE combined index recording gains of 101 percent for the year to date.
At the close, 52,944,749 units valued at $911,064,403 changed hands in all markets with the junior market accounting for 886,844 units, valued at $4,712,436.
Trading was swollen by the sale of Grace Kennedy’s 58.15 percent interest it held in Hardware & Lumber (H&L), with the shares traded over the Jamaica Stock Exchange floor today by GK Capital Management amounting to 47,013,417 at $18.50 per share. A total of 47,076,054 shares were traded amounting to $870,892,021.
At the close 33 securities traded in all market segments. A total 15 securities in the combined markets gained and 6 declined. Five stocks traded at 52 weeks’ closing high and 1 at intraday 52 weeks’ high as investors continue to push prices higher.
At the close the JSE Market Index climbed 1,322.30 points to 149,817.76, the all Jamaica Composite Index rose 1,477.75 points to end at 166,386.09 and the JSE combined index gained 1,838.65 points to close at 157,453.49. The main market was facing resistance around the 165,000 points level, the on the all Jamaica composite index, now that it has crossed it, there needs to more movement upwards for this level to become a strong support.
JSE Sum 30-12-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In trading, Cable and Wireless gained 4 cents with 129,025 units changing hands to close at $1.34, Caribbean Cement rose $1.80 to end at $20, with 15,250 shares trading, Carreras closed at $60.85, with 4,100 units changing hands for 10 cents more to end at a 52 weeks’ high. Gleaner Company traded 2,775,068 shares at $1.40 with a rise of 10 cents, on the morning that the meeting was called to vote on the merger of the company’s media business with Radio Jamaica. Grace Kennedy with 2,700 units changing hands finished at $80.10, Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents to close at $10 with 163,150 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 2,169 shares to end at $31, after shedding $1. JMMB Group closed at $10.25 with 771,900 units changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 21,518 shares at $18.99, Kingston Wharves closed at $11.30 with 1,496 shares changing hands for 5 cents lower. JSE Fn Qts 30-12-15National Commercial Bank lost 49 cents to end at $39.01, with 141,836 units changing hands, Sagicor Group gained 90 cents and closed with 462,258 units changing hands at $18.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 173,400 shares to close at $11. Scotia Group had 96,895 shares changing hands at a new 52 weeks’ high of $31.49 after rising by $1.49 but had an offer at $29.50 to sell 1,000 shares at the close. Seprod closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $21 after rising by 44 cents with only 4,000 shares trading, Sterling Investments had 17,049 units trading at $13, Supreme Ventures ended at $4.66 with 179,175 units changing hands and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 28,400 units at 22.99 US cents.

20 stocks gained on JSE – Thursday

Sagicor Group HQ - its stock traded at a new high on the JSE

Sagicor Group HQ – its stock traded at a new high on the JSE

Trading ended on the Jamaica stock market with 3,528,863 units valued at $30,773,107 changing hands, in all market segments with 35 securities trading. The junior market accounted for 1,752,229 units, valued at $12,898,901 of the trades.
A total 20 stocks in the combined markets gained, 11 declined including 3 preference shares. Four stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high and one at an intraday high.
At the close the JSE Market Index climbed 450.69 points to 146,147.21, the all Jamaica Composite Index rose 503.67 points to end at 162,284.04 and the JSE combined index gained 748.48 points to close at 152,990.17. The main market faces resistance test around the 165,000 points level, on the all Jamaica composite index. JSE Sum 24-12-15
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Cable and Wireless gained 18 cents with 536,041 units changing hands to close at $1.33, Caribbean Cement gained 11 cents to end at $18.20 with 48,045 shares trading, Carreras lost 75 cents in closing at $60 with 78,450 units changing hands. Gleaner closed with 498,116 units changing hands at $1.10 for a fall of 20 cents, as it appears that the merger with Radio Jamaica in its present form, is in jeopardy. Grace Kennedy fell back by $4.98, with 6,100 units changing hands, to finish at $80.02, Jamaica Broilers fell by 35 cents to close at $9.85 with 36,600 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 20,000 shares to end at $32, JSE Fn Qts 24-12-15 Jamaica Stock Exchange rose by $2.99 to close at $18.99 with 11,270 units changing hands. Mayberry Investments had 133,277 shares trading at $4.30 for a gain of 10 cents, National Commercial Bank rose 20 cents to end at $39.90, with 29,018 units changing hands, Pulse Investments traded 34,270 units with a gain of 20 cents at $2.50. Sagicor Group closed with 55,026 units changing hands with a gain of 10 cents at $17.60 for a new 52 weeks’ closing high, but traded earlier at $18.50 for an intraday high, Scotia Group gained 9 cents with 141,900 shares changing hands at $28.70. Seprod traded 8,033 units and gained 25 cents in ending at $20.60, Supreme Ventures ended at $4.66 with a rise of 6 cents with 68,393 units changing hands and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 45,700 units with a rise of 3.2 cents to close at 22.75 US cents.

JSE majors slip big on Tuesday

JSe online logo Trading ended on the Jamaica stock market with 30,385,484 units valued at $406,775,349 changing hands, in all market segments with 33 securities trading. The junior market accounted for 20,742,505 units, valued at $215,634,789. A total 16 stocks in the combined markets gained, 13 declined. 3 stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high 1 at a 52 weeks’ low and 1 at an intraday high.
At the close the JSE Market Index dipped 1,419.09 points to 145,166.40, the all Jamaica Composite Index declined 1,585.92 points to end at 161,187.93 and the JSE combined index dropped 1,556.54 points to close at 151,943.59. The main market continues to face a test around the 165,000 points resistance level, on the all Jamaica composite index.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
JSE Sum 22-12-15In trading, Cable and Wireless fell 1 cent with 1,964,197 units changing hands to close at $1.30, Caribbean Cement gained 33 cents to end at $18.20 with 144,558 shares changing hands, Carreras closing at $60.75, with 6,795 units changing hands. Gleaner fell 4 cents with 44,000 units changing hands at $1.30, Grace Kennedy rose$1.12, with 274 units changing hands, to finish at a new 52 weeks’ high of $81. Jamaica Broilers closed at $10.50 with 35,591 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 49,462 shares while gaining 10 cents, to end at $32, the Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 70 cents with 38,776 units changing hands, to close at $16, JMMB Group traded 39,484 ordinary shares at $10.50, after rising by 30 cents. Mayberry Investments had 17,928 shares trading at $4.10 for a loss of 25 cents, Montego Bay Ice fell $2.60 in closing at $14.90 with 1,250 shares trading, National Commercial Bank ended at $39.01, with 3,136,195 units changing hands, 138 Student Living had another large trade, with 1,754,230 units at $4.50 following big trades on Friday and Monday.JSE Fn Qts 22-12-15r Pan Jamaican Investments traded 24,662 and gained 50 cents to end at $93, Radio Jamaica traded 16,000 units at $3, Sagicor Group closed with 757,157 units changing hands with a loss of 30 cents to $17.20, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 22 cents in trading 10,000 shares at $10.22. Scotia Group declined 98 cents with 654,660 shares changing hands at $30, Scotia Investments jumped $2.05 with 5,000 shares changing hands at $31, Supreme Ventures ended at $4.60 with 45,200 units changing hands. Proven Investments ordinary share had 811,000 units trading at 19.5 US cents, for a loss of 2.5 cents and JMMB7.5% Preference share traded 42,350 units and gained 9 cents to close at $1.99.

Proven sells Knutsford shares

Proven Mb siggn Knutsford Express traded a big block of 20,000,002 shares at $10.65 with the price falling 65 cents, helping the junior market to lose ground on Tuesday. The record of the company showed Proven Investments as the holders of the exact amount traded, representing 20 percent of the shareholdings with their brokerage house being the seller with NCB Capital Markets being the brokers buying.
The junior market index falling by 24.27 points to 1,666.91 points as the market retreated from the all-time high reached on Monday. Trading ended with 14 securities trading of with 7 advanced and 2 declined with 20,742,505 units, valued at $215,634,789 changing hands as 2 stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs.
At the close there was 1 security ending with no bid to buy and 6 securities had no stocks being offered for sale. A total of 2 stocks closed with bids higher than their last traded prices while one closed with a lower offer.
In trading, Access Financial Services closed at $16 with 2,646 units changing hands, AMG Packaging closed with 8,964 units changing hands at $7, Blue Power had 581 units changing hands to close at $13.10, Caribbean Cream gained 43 cents with 13,000 shares changing hands at $3.70. JM trde Sht-22-12-15Caribbean Flavours traded 450 units to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $10, by adding 97 cents, Caribbean Producers closed at $4.62 to gain 17 cents with 290,856 units changing hands, Consolidated Bakeries rose 10 cents while trading 35,000 shares at $1.20, Derrimon Trading ended with 27,247 shares changing hands at $3.80. General Accident closed at $1.95 with 4,500 shares trading, Honey Bun finished with 2,000 shares changing hands, to close at $6, Lasco Distributors closed with 80,000 shares changing hands at 25 cents higher at $4.60. Lasco Financial rose 43 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $3.55, with 241,631 shares changing hands and Lasco Manufacturing lost 55 cents to close at $3 with 298,484 shares trading.

JSE majors slip on Monday

Carreras traded at a new 52 weeks' high of $60.75 on Monday

Carreras traded at a new 52 weeks’ high of $60.75 on Monday

Trading ended on the Jamaica stock market with 10,283,114 units valued at $50,915,307 changing hands, in all market segments with 33 securities trading. The junior market accounted for 1,290,587 units, valued at $4,845,099. A total 11 stocks in the combined markets gained, 10 declined while 4 stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high and 1 traded at an intraday high.
138 Student Living had another day of with a large trade of 8,520,000 units at $4.50, valued at $38.34 million, much less than the 58,949,590 units valued at $265,273,155 traded on Friday.
At the close the JSE Market Index fell 38.30 points to 146,585.49, the all Jamaica Composite Index eased 42.80 points to end at 162,773.85 and the JSE combined index added 156.87 points to close at 153,500.13. The main market continues to face a test around the 165,000 points resistance level, on the all Jamaica composite index.
JSE Sum 21-12-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In trading, Cable and Wireless gained 1 cents with 77,265 units changing hands to close at $1.31, Caribbean Cement fell 33 cents to end at $17.87 with 16,000 shares changing hands, Carreras gained 75 cents, in closing at a new 52 weeks’ high of $60.75, with 42,612 units changing hands. Gleaner rose 8 cents with 8,320 units changing hands at $1.34, Grace Kennedy fell 12 cents, with 1,230 units changing hands, to finish at $79.88. Jamaica Broilers price jumped $1.86 to $10.50 with 19,726 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 1,000 shares at $31.90, The Jamaica Stock Exchange share lost $2.25 with 28,610 units changing hands to close at $16.70, Kingston Wharves had trading in 9,509 shares at $11.35. Mayberry Investments had 65,011 shares trading JSE Fn Qts 21-12-15at $4.35, for a loss of 35 cents, National Commercial Bank rose just 1 cent and ended at $39.01, with 29,432 units changing hands, Radio Jamaica traded 1,000 units early in the day at $2.25 and ended the day at $3 while 11,400 units changed hands. Sagicor Group closed with 61,827 units changing hands at $17.50, Salada Foods lost 51 cents in trading 51,562 shares at $8.50, Scotia Group declined by 1 cent with 8,741 shares changing hands at $30.98, Supreme Ventures rose 60 cents to end at $4.60, with 7,128 units changing hands and Proven Investments had 16,130 shares trading at 22 US cents, for a loss of 0.99 cents.