Volatility hits prices on JSE main market

Caribbean Cement stock price jumped $2 on Monday to close at $35.

The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index dropped by 1,137.09 points to close at 314,851.62 and the JSE Index declined by 1,036.02 points to close at 286,865.44 on Monday as nine stocks had wild movement in prices ranging from 79 cents to $2.
The US dollar market index fell 6.90 points to 161.90 as 3 securities traded in this market with a volume of 119,502 units valued at US$33,226. The US dollar market that was up sharply in the first half of the year is now trading in negative territory with the two major contributors to the big move in 2017 suffering sharp reversal in fortunes. The main market closed with 4,115,612 units valued at $48,667,070 trading.
Trading on the Main Market and the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with 26 securities changing hands, as 8 advanced, 12 declined and 6 traded firm.
In the main activity Berger Paints finished at $16, with 23,483 shares, Cable & Wireless settled 2 cents higher at $1.07, with 1,295,319 shares trading, Caribbean Cement ended trading $2 higher at $35, with 393,242 stock units, Carreras traded with a loss of 20 cents at $11.20, with 540,401 units. Ciboney Group finished trading at a 52 weeks’ high after rising 2 cents to close at 27 cents, with 471,130 shares, Grace Kennedy closed 10 cents higher at $43.10, with 102,504 shares, Jamaica Broilers ended at $18.80, with 14,074 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange finished with a loss of 1 cent at $7, with 29,960 shares. JMMB Group settled 79 cents higher at $29.40, with 38,687 shares, Kingston Wharves traded with a loss of 99 cents at $33, with 21,845 units passing through the market, Mayberry Investments finished trading at $5.20, with 3,911 shares, NCB Financial Group closed with a loss of $1 at $103, with 34,440 shares. 1834 Investments ended at $1.30, with 20,000 stock units, PanJam Investment concluded trading with a loss of 1 cent at $41.99, with 3,890 units, Pulse Investments settled 1 cent higher at $1.80, with 47,343 shares, Radio Jamaica ended trading at $1.10, with 14,704 stock units, Sagicor Group traded with a loss of $1.40 at $35.60, with 12,516 units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading with a loss of 50 cents at $14.50, with 336 shares, Salada Foods Jamaica closed at $8.50, with 824,963 shares, Scotia Group ended with a loss of $1.50 at $52, with 155,603 stock units, Seprod finished $1.99 higher at $31.99, with 53,958 shares and Supreme Ventures ended trading with a loss of $1 to $10.80, with 9,303 stock units. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share ended trading 5 cents lower at $1.05, with 4,000 stock units, while in the US dollar market JMMB Group 6% preference share rose modestly to close at US$1.22 with 10,000 units, Margaritaville traded 6,100 units at 19 US cents after falling 1 cent and Proven Investments traded 103,402 ordinary share in the US dollar market at 20.01 US cents after slipping 1 cent.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Derrimon & Main Event in TOP 10

Main Event moved into the top list of Junior market stocks along with Derrimon Trading, this week, replacing Jamaican Teas and Caribbean Cream that entered the list last week and Pulse Investments and Sagicor Group are in the Main market listing.
Main Event fell back to $5.50 at the end of the past week, from $5.75, the week before, to reenter the list, while Jamaican Teas came in for some buying that lifted the price slightly, to $4.10, to see it leaving. Radio Jamaica is removed from the list as six months’ results suggest that earnings will be hard pressed to exceed the 6 cents reported for the 2017 fiscal year. Also out is Cable & Wireless, with nine months’ results suggesting lower profit than originally projected for the full year to December.
Derrimon Trading reported net profit for this three months to September from core business, jumping 56 percent to $27 million over the $17.5 million reported for the corresponding period in 2016. The consolidated net profit for the nine months was $132 million, up 22 percent over the corresponding period in 2016. Earnings per share amounted to 48 cents for the nine months and seems on track to end the year at 60 cents.
On Friday Lasco Financial, a former TOP 10 stock, hit a new record high of $6.60 following the reported profit that more than doubled in the September quarter to $100 million and up 63 percent to $167 million for the six months as well as from news of the acquisition of CrediScotia operations.
At the close of Friday, the average PE ratio for Junior Market Top stocks is at 9 and a PE at 8.5 for the main market TOP 10. The average PE for the overall main market is 15 and 14 for Junior Market, based on 2017 estimated earnings.
At the close of the week, IC Insider.com’s TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 35 percent to the average of the market for Junior Market Top stocks and 43 percent for the main market.
Market Watch| Investors should keep a keen eye for Caribbean Cement, Cable & Wireless that appears scarce under $1, NCB Financial, Berger Paints, JMMB Group, Lasco Financial, Paramount Trading, Derrimon Trading and Stationery and Office.

JSE stocks mostly rose – Friday

JMMB rose $2.11 on Friday

The majority of stocks trading rose on Friday with 13 gaining, 5 declining and 7 traded firm on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange as 5 stocks gaining a dollar or more and the largest decline being 60 cents.
The market 25 securities with 6,563,781 units valued at $52,758,651 and ended with the market indices rising strongly, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 2,423.90 points to close at 315,988.71 and the JSE Index climbing 2,208.45 points to 287,901.46.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments jumped $1 to close at $9, with 124,043 units trading, Berger Paints traded at $16, with 24,851 shares, Cable & Wireless ended trading 8 cents higher at $1.05, with 841,666 shares after trading at $1.10 earlier in the trading session, Caribbean Cement closed at $33, with 9,531 stock units, Carreras ended trading with a loss of 1 cent at $11.40, with 321,630 units. Ciboney Group traded 3 cents higher at 25 cents, with 50,000 shares, Grace Kennedy settled at $43, with 11,784 shares, Jamaica Broilers fell 19 cents to $18.80, with 16,868 stock units, Jamaica Producers finished with a loss of 5 cents at $15.50, with 24,241 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed 1 cent higher at $7.01, with 6,500 shares, JMMB Group climbed $2.11 to $28.61, with 70,640 shares, Kingston Wharves settled 99 cents higher at $33.99, with 1,106 units, Mayberry Investments ended trading with a loss of 60 cents at $5.20, with 618,785 shares. NCB Financial Group rose 50 cents to close at $104, with 84,758 shares, PanJam Investment ended trading with a gain of 40 cents at $42, with 43,044 units, Pulse Investments finished trading 4 cents higher at $1.79, with 27,000 shares, Radio Jamaica ended with a loss of 3 cents at $1.10, with 28,903 stock units. Sagicor Group traded 95,697 units and gained $1 to end at $37, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading at $15, with 35,480 shares, Salada Foods Jamaica settled $1 higher at $8.50, with 742,613 shares, Scotia Group added $1.50 to end at $53.50, with 189,107 stock units. Seprod ended trading at $30, with 8,350 units, Sterling Investments closed 75 cents higher at $13, with 2,959 shares and Supreme Ventures ended at $11.80, with 524,225 shares. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.5% ended $1.10, with 2,660,00 stock units, while Proven Investments traded 8,552 ordinary share in the US dollar market at 21 US cents.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

3,469 points chopped off JSE index

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The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index sank 3,468.82 points to close at 313,564.81 on Thursday and the JSE Index dived by 3,160.49 points to close at 285,693.01 as just 3,755,947 units valued at $24,471,583 changed hands, with the prices of 8 stocks falling.
The market is in a tussle as it tries break clear of the resistance zone, resulting in the market moving up and down as investors fight to trade stocks at the best price they can. The bulls clearly have the upper hand supported by fundamentals and technical support.
In the main activity, Barita Investments finished trading at $8, with 6,852 units, Berger Paints settled $1 higher at $16, with 72,420 shares, Cable & Wireless ended trading with a loss of 8 cents at 97 cents, with 531,733 shares, Caribbean Cement ended 99 cents higher at $33, with 4,350 stock units. Carreras ended trading with a loss of 9 cents at $11.41, with 243,091 units, Ciboney Group closed 2 cents higher at 22 cents, with 1,594,730 shares traded, Grace Kennedy traded at $43, with 6,370 shares, Jamaica Broilers rose 43 cents to $18.99, with 10,730 stock units. Jamaica Producers finished trading with a loss of 40 cents at $15.55, with 12,800 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange finished at $7, with 36,100 shares, JMMB Group closed with a loss of 50 cents at $26.50, in trading 45,350 shares, Kingston Wharves ended at $33, with 5,284 units. Mayberry Investments finished 75 cents higher at $5.80, with 45,017 shares, NCB Financial Group finished trading with a loss of 50 cents at $103.50, with 66,396 shares, 1834 Investments finished with a loss of 11 cents at $1.30, with 21,848 stock units, PanJam Investment traded with a loss of 40 cents at $41.60, with 43,458 units, Pulse Investments settled with a loss of 5 cents at $1.75, while trading 41,073 shares. Radio Jamaica finished trading 3 cents higher at $1.13, with 62,694 stock units, Sagicor Group ended trading with a loss of $2 at $36, with 87,792 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished at $15, with 7,620 shares, Scotia Group ended at $52, with 28,752 stock units and Supreme Ventures settled 30 cents higher at $11.80, exchanging 204,713 stock units. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.5% ended with a loss of 5 cents at $1.90, with 576,774 stock units.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Main market index dives

The main market with fell sharply as 8,130,384 units valued at $56,308,791 traded on Wednesday. 23 securities changed hands, 8 advanced, 10 declined and 3 traded firm leading to the All Jamaican Composite Index diving 2,309.99 points to 317,033.63 and the JSE Index dropping 2,104.66 points to 288,853.50.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments ended trading with a loss of 30 cents at $8, with 549,876 units changing hands, Berger Paints closed with a loss of $1.25 at $15, with just 4,757 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading with a loss of 3 cents at $1.05, with 1,676,000 units, Caribbean Cement finished trading with a loss of 99 cents at $32.01, with 1,900 stock units, Carreras traded 50 cents higher at $11.50, with 124,283 shares. Ciboney Group ended 1 cent higher at 20 cents, with 451,323 units, Grace Kennedy settled $1.50 higher at $43, with 54,448 shares trading, Jamaica Broilers ended trading 6 cents higher at $18.56, with 4,258 stock units, Jamaica Producers rose 85 cents to $15.95, with 128,472 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended 20 cents higher at $7, with 152,521 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading with a loss of $2 to $27, with 333,294 stock units, Mayberry Investments finished trading with a loss of 45 cents at $5.05, with 2,020 shares, NCB Financial Group ended at $104, with 197,658 shares. PanJam Investment traded with a loss of $1 at $42, while trading 88,396 units, Pulse Investments settled at $1.80, with 55,231 shares, Radio Jamaica traded with a loss of 3 cents at $1.10, with 554,984 stock units, Sagicor Group ended $3.40 higher at $38, with 2,300 units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 45 cents to end at $15, with 16,082 shares, Scotia Group ended trading $1 higher at $52, with 62,403 stock units, Seprod finished trading at $30, with 2,504 units and Supreme Ventures concluded trading with a loss of 30 cents at $11.50, with 127,554 shares.
In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group concluded trading at $1.10 with 3,540,000 stock units and Proven 8.25% share traed 120 units at $5.20. In the US equity market, Productivity Business Solutions traded 3,921 shares at 57 US cents after falling 0.51 cents and Proven Investments fell 2 cents in trading 398 ordinary shares at 21 US cents. JMMB Group 6% US dollar preference share traded at $1.121 US cents with 11,000 stock units.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Profit taking hits majors – Tuesday

NCB Financial Group dropped $3 to help pull JSE down.

With most companies having reported earnings for the third quarter the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange failed to be inspire investors to buy into the stocks aggressively, leading profit taking in a number of stocks on Tuesday, with prices mostly falling.
At the end of trading to market closed with a total of 23 securities changing hands with 5 advancing, 11 declining and 7 traded firm as 17,396,748 units valued at $218,089,928 changed hands.
Market activity concluded with a fall in the All Jamaican Composite Index by 1,833.47 points to 319,343.62 and a dip in the JSE Index by 1,670.50 points to close at 290,958.16.
In market activity, Barita Investments finished with a loss of 55 cents to end at $8.30, in exchanging 5,860 units, Berger Paints closed $1.25 higher at $16.25, with 30,850 shares, Cable & Wireless settled 3 cents higher at $1.08, with 1,502,200 shares. Carreras closed with a loss of 50 cents at $11, trading 130,758 units, Grace Kennedy settled with a loss of 51 cents at $41.50, with 51,585 shares, Jamaica Broilers ended at $18.50, with 16,125 stock units, Jamaica Producers concluded trading with a loss of 45 cents at $15.10, with 26,605 units. Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 10 cents to $6.80, with 14,785 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading 10 cents higher at $29, with 39,907 shares, Kingston Properties traded 6,096 stock units at $8, Kingston Wharves concluded trading at $33, with 9,767 units. Mayberry Investments traded 50 cents higher at $5.50, with 236,821 shares, NCB Financial Group dropped $3 to $104, with 79,253 shares, 1834 Investments concluded trading with a loss of 7 cents at $1.41, with 115,372 stock units, 138 Student Living ended trading at $6, with 10,000 shares, PanJam Investment finished trading 50 cents higher at $43, with 20,683 units, Pulse Investments finished with a loss of 20 cents at $1.80, exchanging 8,688 shares. Sagicor Group traded 1,145,023 units with a loss of $2.90 to end at $34.60, Sagicor Real Estate Fund concluded trading with a loss of 35 cents at $15.45, with 17,074 shares, Scotia Group finished with a loss of 50 cents at $51, with 84,315 stock units, Seprod finished at $30, with 3,792 units and Supreme Ventures traded 13,741,689 shares to settled at $11.80. In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market Brokers finished trading at $1.85 with 99,500 stock units and in the US equity market, Proven Investments traded 1,369 ordinary shares and lost 1 US cents to end at 22 US cents.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE Main market bounces – Monday

Stocks rising and falling were equal at 8 each at the close of trading when the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Monday, with the All Jamaican Composite Index gaining 447.76 points to 321,177.09 and the JSE Index advanced 407.96 points to close at 292,628.66.
Trading ended with 13,891,915 units, valued at $50,338,524 from 22 securities traded in the main market and 42,934 units trading in the US dollar market.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments ended trading with 1,500 shares and lost 3 cents to close at $8.85, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.99 to $33, with 8,450 stock units, Carreras finished at $11.50, with 219,803 units changing hands, Ciboney Group settled 2 cents higher at 19 cents with 2,000 shares. Grace Kennedy finished with a loss of 49 cents at $42.01, while 262,427 shares traded, Jamaica Broilers finished at $18.50, with 4,795 stock units, Jamaica Producers ended trading 35 cents higher at $15.55, with 68,270 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with a loss of 9 cents at $6.90, with 9,200 shares trading. JMMB Group fell $1.60 to $28.90, with 159,108 shares, Kingston Wharves closed 50 cents higher at $33, trading 56,819 units, Mayberry Investments concluded trading at $5, with 111,745 shares, NCB Financial Group ended with a loss of $1 at $107, with 50,770 stock units changing hands. PanJam Investment ended trading with a loss of 50 cents at $42.50, in exchanging 8,200 units, Pulse Investments rose 20 cents to end at $2, with 330,544 shares, Radio Jamaica closed at $1.13, with 3,636 stock units, Sagicor Group ended with a loss of 50 cents at $37.50, and exchanging 135,061 units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed 80 cents higher at a new record high of $15.80, with 3,300 shares, Scotia Group lost 36 cents at $51.50, with 20,505 stock units and Supreme Ventures finished trading 3 cents higher at $11.80, with 126,501 shares. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share traded 11,403,244 shares at $1.10 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.5% traded 258,726 units at $1.85. 8.90, with 159,108 stock units. In the US equity market, Margaritaville ended trading 350 units .20 US cents, Productivity Business Solutions traded 3,000 shares at 57.51 US cents and Proven Investments traded 39,584 ordinary shares at 23 US cents.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Kremi & Jamaican Teas in TOP 10

Main Event rose in price and Medical Disposables (Meds) dropped out of the TOP 10 and were replaced by Caribbean Cream and Jamaican Teas.
Main Event rose from $5.50 to $5.75 on Friday, enough to lift them out of the Top list. Earnings at Meds were lowered with the release of the 6 months results with a 21 percent increased sales, in the September quarter but a reduction in profit margin and net profit.
JMMB Group rose from $29.50 to a record close of $30.50 and is sitting at the lower end of the main market list. Grace Kennedy reported good September quarter results, excluding one off gains while Berger Paints‘ six months results show revenues for the September quarter rising 21 percent and profit is up approximately 70 percent when the cost associated with the offer from Ansa Coatings offer is taken out. Berger traded to close on Friday at $15 and is one to watch in the week.
This coming week should see a raft of company results that could shake up the top 10 in both markets. On Friday Lasco Financial, a former TOP 10 stock, reported profit that more than doubled in September quarter to $100 million and up 63 percent to $167 million for the six months. These results could encouraged increased buying in the stock.
At the close of Friday, the average PE ratio for Junior Market Top stocks is at 9.1 and a PE at 7.3 for the main market TOP 10. The average PE for the overall main market trades at 14 and 13.7 for Junior Market, based on 2017 estimated earnings.
At the close of the week, IC Insider.com’s TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 39 percent to the average of the market for Junior Market Top stocks and 48 percent for the main market.
Market Watch| Investors should keep a keen eye for Caribbean Cement, Cable & Wireless that is expected to post improved profit in the latest quarter from increasing revenues, NCB Financial, Berger Paints, Jamaica Broilers, JMMB Group, Access Financial, General Accident that is expected to benefit from a rise in premium rates, Lasco Financial, Paramount Trading and Stationery and Office.

Main market in consolidation mode

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed moderately higher on Thursday with just 20 securities changing hands, resulting in 2,566,192 units valued at $67,621,781 traded.
At the close of trading, 4 securities advanced, 9 declined and 8 traded firm leading to the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index inched higher by 166.44 points to close at 320,626.86 and the JSE Index rose just 151.64 points to close at 292,127.34.
In the main activity, Berger Paints closed at $15, with 26,148 shares, Cable & Wireless concluded trading with a loss of 4 cents at $1.05, with 312,850 shares, Caribbean Cement finished trading at $33, with 1,166 stock units, Carreras settled at $11.50, with 301,939 units, Grace Kennedy settled with a loss of 30 cents at $42.70, with 89,708 shares. Jamaica Broilers ended trading at $18.90, with 740,517 stock units, Jamaica Producers finished trading at $15.80, with 20,982 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $7, with 3,015 shares, JMMB Group closed at $29.50, with 79,059 shares. Kingston Wharves concluded trading 10 cents higher at $32.60, with 55,930 units, Mayberry Investments finished at $5, with 400 shares, NCB Financial Group finished with a loss of $1.16 at $106.85, with 198,782 shares, PanJam Investment finished 45 cents higher at $43, with 25,550 units. Portland JSX ended trading $1.15 higher at $8.65, with 800 shares, Pulse Investments concluded trading with a loss of 10 cents at $1.80, with 400 shares, Radio Jamaica ended with a loss of 2 cents at $1.13, with 52,971 stock units, Sagicor Group finished trading with a loss of 2 cents at $37.98, with 166,163 units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund concluded trading with a loss of 20 cents at $15, with 6,100 shares, Scotia Group settled 50 cents higher at $51.50, with 168,909 stock units, Seprod closed with a loss of 99 cents at $28.01, with 2,146 units and Supreme Ventures ended trading with a loss of $1.10 at $11.90, with 313,557 shares. In the US dollar Equities market, Magaritaville ended trading 500 units at 20 US cents after dropping 10 cents and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 11,500 units at 23 US cents 23.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE main market needs a catalyst

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange seems to be stuck around the 320,000 points level and needs a catalyst to moving it.
NCB Financial was expected to have done so but they their full year’s results although up strongly was already baked into the price as such it never moved the market much as investors were very constrained in trading it on Friday.
In trading, 22 securities changed hands with the market indices rising moderately at the close, as 6 securities rose, 8 declined and 8 traded firm with 5,777,201 units valued at $107,680,730 trading while 2 securities traded in the US dollar market.
In the main activity, Berger Paints finished trading at $15, with 57,707 shares changing hands, Cable & Wireless closed at $1.05, with 136,005 shares, Caribbean Cement finished with a loss of $1.99 at $31.01, with 4,936 stock units trading. Carreras settled at $11.50, with 469,478 units, Grace Kennedy ended with a loss of 20 cents at $42.50, while 17,221 shares traded, Jamaica Broilers fell 40 cents to $18.50, with 53,740 stock units, Jamaica Producers ended with a loss of 60 cents at $15.20, with 4,061,507 units changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 1 cent to $6.99, with 53,928 shares, JMMB Group finished $1 higher to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $30.50, with 58,275 stock units, Kingston Wharves traded with a loss of 10 cents at $32.50, with 70,928 units, Mayberry Investments traded at $5, with 139,224 shares. NCB Financial Group concluded trading $1.15 higher at $108, with 160,919 shares, 138 Student Living finished trading at $6, with 8,500 shares, 1834 Investments settled with a loss of 5 cents at $1.30, with 1,281 stock units, PanJam Investment finished at $43, with 2,000 units, Portland JSX ended 45 cents higher at $9.10, with 2,000 shares, Pulse Investments ended trading at $1.80, with 3,048 shares. Sagicor Group traded 2 cents higher at $38, with 226,496 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended at $15, with 7,000 shares, Scotia Group concluded trading with a gain of 36 cents to $51.86, with 87,257 stock units, Seprod ended $1.99 higher at $30, with 828 units and Supreme Ventures concluded trading with a loss of 13 cents at $11.77, with 154,923 shares. In the US equity market, JMMB Group 6 percent preference share ended trading with 15,000 units $at US$1.121 and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 14,583 stock units at 23 US cents.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.