138 Student Living big trades

138 Student Living ordinary share closed at a new low of $4

138 Student Living ordinary share closed at a new low of $4

138 Student Living dominated trading with 12.2 million ordinary and 12 million preference shares changing hands accounting for $108 million. The Jamaica Stock Exchange, ended with the main market moving in the opposite direction to that of the junior market.
On a day the junior market reached a new all-time high with 7 stocks advancing and none losing, with 4 stocks closing at new highs, the main market slipped, with only 3 stocks advancing with all losses coming from this market. The markets closed with the prices of 10 stocks rising, 11 declining as 31 securities changed hands, ending in 28,982,879 units trading, valued at $131,346,625, and 7 new 52 weeks’ highs and 1 new low, in all market segments
JSE sum 10-6-15TheJSE Market Index lost 310.43 points to 97,890.06, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 346.98 points to close at and the 108,353.72 JSE combined index dropped 220.38 points to end at 100,762.69.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 with offers that were lower. The junior market that recorded all gains showed weakness at the end with 5 stocks closing with lower offers than the last sale and only 2 with bids that were higher.
Stocks trading include, Cable & Wireless with 645,332 shares changing hands with a loss of 1 cent to close at 44 cents. Desnoes & Geddes closing with 870,000 stock units trading at $8, Grace Kennedy had 10,000 shares changing hands at $63.90 to lose 1 cent, Hardware & Lumber closed with 7,147 shares trading to end with a gain of $1 at a new 52 weeks’ high of $19. Investors continue to react to Jamaica Stock Exchange big jump in profits and announcement of a 53 cents dividend as they snapped up the 50,000 stock units on sale and still wanted more with bids at $6.00 to $6.55 to buy 162,000 units. The stock gained 25 cents for the day and closed at $6. JMMB Group saw 179,100 shares trading, to close at $7.26, down 24 cents, 138 Student Living traded 12,202,200 stock units and lost 40 cents to end at $4.JSE fn Qts-10- 6-15 Sagicor Group had 16,457 shares trading with a gain of 24 cents to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $12.30, the stock closed with a bid of $13.20 to buy 1,000 shares, posted at 12:24 pm on Wednesday. Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 63,800 stock units at $7.60, Scotia Group had 31,000 shares trading, to close with a 10 cents loss at $24.40, Scotia Investments fell $3.57 with 6,300 stock units trading, to end at $26.28. Seprod lost 50 cents with 6,888 shares trading, to close at $15.49, Proven Investments traded 229,035 stock units at 21 US cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share trading 1,401,000 units at $2.03 while 138 Student Living preference share traded 12,000,000 units at $5 and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 42,955 units at $5.

JSE’s modest gains but 14 stocks rise

RJR closed at 52 weeks' high on Friday

RJR closed at 52 weeks’ high on Friday

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 14 stocks rising, 7 declining as 29 securities changed hands, ending in 3,995,019 units trading, valued at $28,635,285, in all market segments. A total of 3 stocks closed at new 52 weeks’ high in the main market.
TheJSE Market Index gained 111.93 points to 98,494.44, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 125.14 points to close at 108,839.65 and the JSE combined index put on 244.08 points to end at 100,819.51. Close to mid-day the all Jamaican Composite index ended had gained 755.19 points added while the JSE index added 675.46 points. and the junior market index gained 20.52 points to 883.66.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator continues to flash bullish signals with 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with offers that were lower.
JSE sum 22-5-15tocks trading in the main market at new closed at 52 weeks’ high are Barita Investments, Pan Jamaican Investments Trust and Radio Jamaica. Jamaica Broilers traded during the day at $5.74 for a new 52 weeks intra-day high but closed lower at a former 52 weeks closing high of $5.50. Other trades in the main market include Cable & Wireless with 459,765 shares trading at 47 cents, to record a 1 cent gain. Caribbean Cement traded 50,000 to close at $4.35 but traded as high as $4.80, Grace Kennedy gained 25 cents to close at $62.75 with 7,253 units trading, Hardware & Lumber traded only 3,000 units at $10.25 to $12, Jamaica Broilers had 27,400 trading as high $5.74 but closed unchanged at $5.50, JMMB Group has 955,266 units trading at $9 and gained 11 cents, Mayberry Investments traded 109,856 units to close at $2.85 with a 15 cents loss but traded previously at $3.National Commercial Bank had 100,819 JSE Fn Qts 22-5-15shares trading at $30, Radio Jamaica traded 100,000 shares is at $2.60, Sagicor Group traded 466,995 shares with the price climbing 15 cents to $12.15. Scotia Group had 141,655 shares changing hands at $25.50 by putting on 18 cents, Proven Investments fell to 18.50 US cents with 78,150 units trading and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference shares ended with 728,100 units at $2.30 as the price slipped 10 cents.
At the close of the market Sagicor Real Estate Fund had a bid at $8.30 compared with the last sale price of $8, but only 100 units were on the bid and only one offer was posted at $10. Investors are responding to reported strong increase in profit flowing from primarily form the profit of the hotel acquired in 2014, but they may not be taking into consideration the seasonal flows of revenues and profit in the industry that see strong inflows in the winter months and lower amounts in the other months.

9 stocks rose 12 declined on JSE

Pan Jam closed at $60 after gaining $1.19

Pan Jam closed at $60 after gaining $1.19

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 9 stocks rising, 12 declining as 28 securities changed hands, ending in 1,649,208 units trading, valued at $11,833,234, in all market segments.
The JSE Market Index gained 112.16 points to 98,382.51, theJSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 125.41 points to end at 108,714.51 and the JSE combined index declined by 12.53 points to close at 100,575.43.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 13 with offers that were lower. 7 of the lower offers are in the junior market and 2 are preference shares, an indication that main market ordinary JSE sum 21-5-15shares strength remains fairly intact at this stage and may be one reason the main market indices, recorded gains at the end of trading.
Trading included Berger Paints trading 5,000 shares to close with a loss of 40 cents at $2.60, Cable & Wireless ended with 438,117 shares at 46 cents, for a gain of 1 cent, Caribbean Cement slipped 4 cents with 48,850 shares trading, to close at $4.55, Carreras closed with 92,083 units trading at $49, by dropping $1. Desnoes & Geddes lost 44 cents in trading 5,000 shares in closing at $7.26, Grace Kennedy gained 35 cents with 9,905 units changing hands in closing at $62.50. Jamaica Stock Exchange slipped 15 cents with 43,700 shares trading at $3.35, JMMB Group had 73,345 shares trading with a gain of 44 cents to $8.89, JSE fn qts 21-5-15Margaritaville (Turks) ended with 100,000 shares trading at 10 US cents, Mayberry Investments traded just 1,020 units but lost 15 cents to end at $2.85. National Commercial Bank traded unchanged with 25,000 units at $30, Pan Jamaican traded only 1,700 shares to end with a gain of $1.19 at $60, Proven Investments closed with 17,700 units to gain almost a cent to 20.48 US cents. Radio Jamaica traded 50,000 shares unchanged at $2.58, Sagicor Group gained 50 cents in trading 135,347 units to close at $12, Scotia Group gained 36 cents with 2,190 shares trading, to end at $25.32. Scotia Investments traded only 176 units in gaining 35 cents to $25.85, Seprod lost 50 cents in trading 5,000 units at $17.50 and Supreme Ventures lost 30 cents with 10,727 units changing hands at $3.60.

Slow Monday morning session

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Stocks are off to a cautious trading in with few major price changes. JSE int 18-5-15The most significant price change is Scotia Group with a price of $25.90 up from $25.16 on Friday.
Caribbean Cement traded 227,030 at $5 compared with a close of $4.21 on Friday. Sagicor Group traded 727,037 units and the price slipped to $11 from$12 on Friday. Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 8,000 and gained 50 cents to $5.50. Interest in National Commercial Bank has slowed with the bid in to buy 100,860 at $28.20 compared with the last sale of 52,070 units at $30. Twenty six stocks have traded so far with ten from the junior market. Caribbean Cream trading 100,000 units at $1.20, Jamaican Teas 194,500 shares at $3 after languishing at $2.55 for a long time.

Bulls reign for now on JSE

D&G traded at a new  52 weeks' high of $7

D&G traded at a new 52 weeks’ high of $7

Wednesday was another big day for the Jamaica Stock Exchange as buyers continue to put upward pressure on stock prices, resulting in the prices of 15 stocks rising, 7 declining and 5 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ high as 34 securities changed hands, ending in 10,246,151 units trading, valued at $38,557,910, in all market segments. Barita Investments traded 6.7 million units valued at $14.37 million with 4 million units being a crossed by Barita investments and Mayberry Investments picking just about all of the rest.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 1,258.19 points to 96,752.04, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 1,406.71 points to close at 106,891.56 and the JSE combined index put on 1,082.65 points to close at 98,682.46. The All Jamaica Index is now at the highest level since November 10, 2011.
JSE sum 6-5-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 3 with offers that were lower.
In trading, after a long period of drought, Barita Investments closed with 6,729,389 shares changing hands with as the price ended at $2.07 after trading as high as $2.25. Mayberry Investments bought 2,589.737 units from Barita’s clients for in house inventories and Barita bought 4 million units from the company’s clients for in house inventories. Caribbean Cement finished trading with 119,456 shares as the price ended unchanged at $5, Carreras concluded trading with 33,390 shares, $2.50 lower at $47.50. Ciboney ended trading 500,000 units and put on 1 cent to close at 10 cents, Desnoes & Geddes ended trading 330,611 shares to close higher by 49 cents at a 52 weeks high of $7, Grace Kennedy contributed 41,191 shares to close $1.38 higher, at a 52 weeks’ high of $65, after trading at $65.50. JSE fn qts -6-5-15Hardware & Lumber ended trading with 20,600 units to gain of 85 cents at $11, Jamaica Stock Exchange finished trading with 101,000 shares at $2.93 to record a 3 cents rise, National Commercial Bank while exchanged 193,050 units with a decline of 50 cents, to $30. Sagicor Group closed with 24,900 shares and fell 34 cents, to $11.86, Scotia Group had 52,719 shares trading, with the price ending unchanged at $25, Scotia Investments finished trading with 2,285 shares with a gain of 22 cents, to $24.50. Supreme Ventures closed with 120,624 units trading for 30 cents lower at $3.60, Proven Investments concluded trading with 97,144 ordinary shares at 21 US cents, after gaining moderately. IC Insider has confirmed that the company along with National Commercial Bank will be acquiring around 36 percent of Guardian Holdings a Trinidad Based Life assurance company. Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded with 87,000 shares at $2.10 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded closing with 45,000 units changing hands at $3.

No stock fell on TTSE Wednesday

Guardian Gained in trading on Wednesday but the stock could benefit in the future from the take over of large blocks of shares.

Guardian Gained in trading on Wednesday but the stock could benefit in the future from the take over of large blocks of shares.

Trading on the Trinidad Stock Exchange closed with 13 securities changing hands of which 2 advanced, none declined and 11 traded firm with a total of 865,369 units, valued at $7,647,482.
At the close of the market, the Composite Index rose 0.17 points to close at 1,153.41, the All T&T Index rose 0.34 points to close at 1,968.83 and the Cross Listed Index remained at 44.32.
Gains| Stocks increasing in price at the close are, Ansa Mcal trading 1,500 shares to close with a gain of 1 cent at $67.02, Guardian Holdings trading 1,180 shares closed with a gain of 7 cents to end at $14.26. Proven Investments and National Commercial Bank are slated to take a major stake in the ownership in Guardian that once was majority owned by Jamaica Mutual Life.
Firm Trades| Stocks closing with prices unchanged at the end of trading are, Angostura Holdings with 715 units at $13.90, Clico Investment Fund closed at $2.55 with 1,300 units, First Citizens Bank trading 1,875 shares to close at $35.78, Guardian Media trading 912 shares at $19.76, JMMB Group contributing 185,655 shares at 50 cents. Massy Holdings traded just 6 shares to close at $63.43, National Enterprises TTSE -6-5-15with 1,000 shares closed at $17.30, One Caribbean Media ended trading with 876 units at $22.30, Prestige Holdings had 662,100 units changing hands at $10 with a value of $6,621,000. Republic Bank had 2,650 shares trading with a value of $304,750 to close unchanged at $115, Scotiabank traded 5,600 units to close at $62.50 carrying a value of $350,000.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 4 stocks with the bid higher than their last selling prices and 1 stock with the offer that is lower.

18 gains 10 new highs – Tuesday

H&L gained 35% or $2.65 to $10.15 on Tuesday

H&L gained 35% or $2.65 to $10.15 on Tuesday

The closing main market indices do not tell the full tale of activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, as the day closed with 10 new at 52 weeks’ high and with advancing stocks out numbering declining stocks, by a wide margin as 60 percent of stocks trading increased in price. During the early morning, trading in two stocks was halted having exceeded the 15 percent circuit breaker maximum price movement initially.
Hardware and Lumber one of the stocks after an hour freeze in the trade went through with a gain of 29.70 percent but Radio Jamaica price of $3 that the stock had attempted trading at, was well over the 30 percent allowed and was cancelled. Ciboney price gained more than thirty percent from the last price but the bid on the previous day was such that the trade could take place unimpeded as the benchmark for the 15 percent was the bid price in the case. The market closed with the prices of 18 stocks rising, 5 declining, with 30 securities changing hands, ending in 7,028,882 units trading, valued at $46,086,343, in all market segments.
JSE sum 5-5-15 Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained just 11.21 points to 95,493.85, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 12.53 points to close at 105,484.85 and the JSE combined index gained 181.45 points to close at 97,599.81.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with offers that were lower.
In trading, Caribbean Cement ended with 50,000 units to close higher by 80 cents to end at $5, a new 52 weeks’ high, Carreras closed with 18,000 shares trading as the price jumped $2.82 to $50, a new 52 weeks’ high. Ciboney finished with 500,000 units and put on 2 cents to close at 9 cents, Desnoes & Geddes finished trading with 500 shares and gained of 2 cents to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $6.51. Grace Kennedy concluded trading with just 10,193 units, 11 cents higher at $64.12, Hardware & Lumber had trading of 4,000 shares, the price climbed $2.65 to end at $10.15, Jamaica Broilers contributed 176,408 shares but the price gained by 9 cents to $5, JMMB Group finished trading with 1,026,000 units to close at $8.30, for a new 52 weeks’ high. Mayberry Investments had dealing in 120,581 units with a gain on 1 cent to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $2.80, JSE cl qts 5-5-15National Commercial Bank contributed 275,391 shares to trading and ended higher by 51 cents at $30.50, Pan Jamaican Investment ended with 169,314 units trading, 51 cents higher at $57.51. Sagicor Group closed with 160,357 shares traded with a gain of 20 cents to $12.20, a new 52 weeks’ high. Scotia Group finished with 30,305 shares as the price ended at $25, Seprod finished trading with 64,600 units to close at $18.50, Supreme Ventures concluded trading with 755,156 shares as the rice rose 39 cents to end at $3.90, a new 52 weeks’ high. Proven Investments had trading in 25,994 units with the price falling .001 us cents to end at 20.99 us cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share finished trading with 180,097 units with a decline of 20 cents to $3 and Proven Investments 8% preference share closed with 64,240 units as the price slipped 5 cents to $5.

JSE now at 40 months’ high

Carreras closed $2 higher, at a new 52 weeks' high of $47 on Wednesday.

Carreras closed $2 higher, at a new 52 weeks’ high of $47 on Wednesday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange had another robust day of trading with several stocks rising and few declining, with the index hitting a near 40 months high and with 9 stocks trading at new 52 weeks, high and 7 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ high.
Trading resulted in the prices of 15 stocks rising, 4 declining as 22 securities changed hands, ending in 2,104,274 units trading, valued at $19,545,760, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 1,419.14 points to 91,277.21, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,586.66 points to close at 100,770.45 and the JSE Combined Index gained 1,533.53 points to close at 92,909.60. The market is at its highest since January 5, 2012 when it closed then at 101,108.42 on the all Jamaican Composite index.JSE sum 29-4-15
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 16 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with offers that were lower.
Wednesday session closed with, Caribbean Cement gained 30 cents in trading 91,665 units at $3.30, Carreras having 4,200 units changing hands to end with a gain of $2, at a new 52 weeks’ high of $47, Gleaner closed with 295,600 shares being active to end at 95 cents, up by 5 cents. Grace Kennedy put on 51 cents with 198,238 shares traded, at $63.50, Jamaica Broilers traded 14,200 units at a new 52 weeks’ high of $5.10,for a 30 cents increase, JMMB Group traded 151,000 units at $7.50, Kingston Wharves
traded 66,666 shares at $6.51,as the price fell 46 cents. Mayberry Investments traded 200,000 units at a new 52 weeks’ high of $2.55, after putting on 30 cents on the price.JSE fn qts 29-4-15 National Commercial Bank had 17,584 units changing hands for 50 cents higher to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $28.50. Sagicor Group traded 6,755 shares at a new 52 weeks’ high of $10.80, after gaining 14 cents, Scotia Group exchanged 10,923 shares for a new 52 weeks’ high of $23, with an increase of 28 cents, Supreme Ventures gained 30 cents in trading 20,000 units, at a new 52 weeks’ high of $3.50. Proven Investments traded 55,171 ordinary shares at 20 US cents, for a 2 cents increase, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share, traded 185,000 units at $2.10 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 54,700 units at $3.20.

IS a PE of 13 right for Proven?

Proven Mb siggnProven Investments is accomplishing an unusual feat in the local stock market that not many person were attracted to last year when stocks were selling dirt-cheap.
With the average PE of the market, around 5 times 2015 earnings, and with many blue chip stocks selling at no more than 7 times earnings, it is remarkable that Proven is getting strong demand for their rights issue with the company’s PE around 13 times 2015 earnings. Not surprisingly the directors have agreed to the issue being increased over the initial level of 122,896,618 shares with option for an equivalent amount now sanctioned, in keeping with the term of the prospectus. If both amounts are fully taken up it would increase the ordinary shares from 368,689,855 units to 614.6 million units and would raise nearly US$40 million in fresh capital for the investment bankers.
Proven in a release to the stock exchange advised that the Lead Brokers to the Offer have received applications in excess of the allotted US$19.66 million for the Renounceable Rights Issue of 1 new ordinary share for every block of 3 ordinary shares held in Proven Investments, as offered in the Prospectus dated March 12, 2015. The Board of Directors of Proven have therefore approved the upsizing of the shares made available for subscription, via the Conditional Offer described in the said Prospectus, and the extension of the closing date to April 17, 2015 to allow shareholders the ability to apply for additional shares over their original allotment, as contemplated by the Conditional Offer.
Proven reported profit from continuous operations of US$3.16 million for the nine months to December last year or just under 9 cents per share, in 2013 for the same period profit of US$2.79 million was reported.
There may be a number of factors encouraging investors to go after the stock in such numbers, one is the diversification the issue offers especially for large investors with large amounts of existing listings. With interest rates well under 10 percent a PE of 13 would not be regarded as expensive looked on by itself. Then again investors snapped up Sagicor Real Estate Fund at high prices two years ago in a market that was nowhere as bullish as the current market.
It will be interesting how this one trades in the months ahead and more so against some of the other top performing companies.

JSE quiet bullishness continues

SupremeVenturesSVL_150x150 Interest in the Jamaica stock market, improved on Tuesday resulting in 24 stocks securities changing hands and the main market indices gaining more than 1,000 points. There were 11 stocks advancing, 8 declining, ending in 8,794,289 units trading, valued at $42,590,814, in all market segments. A almost doubling of profits of Supreme Ventures and a the decision by the company to pay out over $800 million in dividends, helped to push the market.
strong> Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 1,092.76 points to 81,900.29, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 1,221.75 points to close at 90,286.63, the highest it has been since early July 2013 and the JSE combined index gained 1,016.39 points to close at 83,557.44.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless concluding trading with 111,000 shares changing hands to close higher by 7 cents at 55 cents, Carreras exchanging 25,000 shares while trading of 8 cents higher to $44.18. For Desnoes & Geddes there was dealing in 98,827 shares at 10 cents higher to $5.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers contributing 17,448 shares in trading for 2 cents more at $6.92. Jamaica Producers closed trading with 1,013,600 shares changing hands while gaining $1.30 to $17, National Commercial Bank closed with 58,458 shares changing hands and rising 91 cents to a new 52 weeks’ high of $23, Proven Investments finished trading with 421 units and put on 0.49 cents to 18 US cent. Radio Jamaica saw trading in 7,422 shares, to end with an increase of 2 cents to $1.37, Scotia Investments ended with 5,000 units with a gain of $2.45 at $27.50 and Supreme Ventures closed with 3,295,614 shares to close 40 cents up at $2.40, after the company release large gain in profits for 2014 and announced increased dividend payments.
Firm| The stock in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices is, Grace Kennedy that contributed 16,959 shares at $61.50.
JSE sum 3-3-15 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Gleaner closing with 20,000 units as the price slipped 4 cents to 91 cents. Jamaica Broilers finishing with 8,008 shares trading lower by 4 cents, to $4.06, Sagicor Group in trading 532,911 shares lost 15 cents to $10.30 and Scotia Group finishing trading with 48,092 shares with a loss of 50 cents to $21.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 17,000 shares trading at $3.04, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 2,635,000 shares at $2, Proven Investments 8% preference share traded with 260,593 shares changing hands at $5.