JSE records gains as 12 stock rose

JSE closed at a new high on Thursday of $5

JSE closed at a new high on Thursday of $5

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 12 stocks rising, 8 declining as 28 securities changed hands, ending in 29,030,930 units trading, valued at $172,290,893, in all market segments.The market continues to record new 52 weeks’ high with 4 new highs recorded at the end of trading in the main and junior markets.
The JSE Market Index rose by 850.14 points to 99,251.97, JSE sum 4-6-15the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 950.23 points to close at 109,875.98 and the JSE combined index gained 909.48 points to end at 101,846.89.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 11 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with offers that were lower.
After two hours of trading on Thursday there was heavy trading in a number of stocks. The big trades for the day are Caribbean Cement with 4,504,011 shares to close at $4.80, the vast majority traded at $5. Carreras traded 528,878 units to end at $50, Jamaica Broilers with 3,019,120 shares changing hands, closed at $5.50, Scotia Group traded 1,103,300 shares with the price closing unchanged at $25.50 as Scotia Investment bought most of those to trade. Supreme Ventures had 8,559,749 shares traded to end at $3.50, down 25 cents and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 836,000 units with a gain of 19 cents to end at $2.30.
Elsewhere in the market, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 21,150 units to end with a gain JSE fnl qts 4-6-15of 20 cents to a new closing high of $5. National Commercial Bank with 248,135 shares closed at $29.60 to end with a 5 cents gain, Pan Jamaican Investment traded 5,678 shares to close 3 cents higher at a new 52 weeks high of $60.55, Pulse Investments traded 300,000 units at 45 cents, to gain 9 cents for a new 52 weeks high. Sagicor Group had 388,585 shares trading to close at $12, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 418,797 shares at $7.60, up 50 cents on the day, Scotia Investments exchanged 20,028 shares to close at $26.28 and Proven Investments traded 146,255 shares at 21 US cents.

21 stocks fell 9 rose & 4 new highs

Mayberry traded 2.7 million shares to close at $2.88.

Mayberry traded 2.7 million shares to close at $2.88.

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in 41 securities changed hands with the prices of 9 stocks rising, 21 declining and ending with 5,742,458 units trading, valued at only $25,119,327, in all market segments. The last minute trade in some stocks with just a few units, raises questions about their validity.
The number of securities trading on Thursday is by far the largest, since IC Insider has been reporting from 2013. At the close, JSE Market Index gained 404.52 points to 99,499.43, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 452.29 points to close at 109,963.28, after trading over 110,000 points during the day and the JSE combined index gained 356.44 points to close at 101,656.34. JSe sum 14-5-15There were 4 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ high in the entire market.
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 with offers that were lower.
Stocks trading include, Barita Investments closed trading with 151,783 shares to end 11 cents lower at $2.26, Berger Paints had 9,858 shares trading with a gain of 8 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $2.08, Cable & Wireless lost altitude by dropping 2 cents in trading 723,882 units, to end at 46 cents. Caribbean Cement trading 315,244 shares with the price falling to $4.20 rising back to $5, Desnoes & Geddes closed at $7.10 with 15,300 units trading, Grace Kennedy traded 106,525 shares to close down by 50 cents at $64.50 after trading as high as $65.25. The stock is unlikely to get any help in trading for the next few days as they reported lower profits in the March quarter with profit of $589 million versus $833 million in 2014. Hardware & Lumber traded just 1,750 shares to lose 25 cents to $10.75, Mayberry Investments traded 2,735,521 units up $3 but fell back to closed at $2.88, All the Mayberry shares were purchased through Mayberry Investments, JSE fn qts 14-5-15with JMMB Securities virtually all units with most being sold from JMMB inventory and bought by Mayberry for in house purposes. National Commercial Bank closed with a 51 cents loss with 92,298 shares trading to close at $30.50, Sagicor Group had just 14,630 shares trading at $12.15. Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 68 cents with 9,427 shares trading, to end at $7.28, following first quarter report showing a big jump in profit to $570 million, from $242 million, in 2014, as the acquisition of a hotel in Montego Bay pumped up revenues and profit in the quarter, in the best period for income in the hotel sector. Salada Foods gained 25 cents with just 2,672 shares trading at $9.25, Scotia Investments ended shedding 25 cents while trading 2,150 shares to end at $24.75, Seprod ended with 120,515shares trading at $18.25 and Proven Investments had 5,000 shares trading to close at an all-time high of 21.25 US cents.

JSE near 2 year high with 2,528 points rise

Scotia Group closed higher at the close & helped to push market up on Monday

Scotia Group closed higher at the close & helped to push market up on Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange enjoyed a major move at the end of trading resulting from the prices of 13 stocks rising, 5 declining as Scotia Group contributed a large portion of the movement. Overall 24 securities changed hands, ending in 4,719,358 units trading, valued at $68,565,889, in all market segments.
Main Market|The JSE Market Index gained 2,261.39 points to 87,351.52, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 2,528.34 points to close at 96,381.35 putting it back in line with the close of 96,381.58 on May 3, 2012 and the JSE combined index gained 2,134.42 points to close at 89,072.22. Scotia Group’s price movement to $24.50 in early trading was the major factor behind the big surge in the main market indices, as such there may be a fall back on Tuesday as Scotia’s price seems likely to settle back well below the price of $23.81 used in computing today’s indices, unless other stocks move up to compensate.
JSe sum 20-4-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 4 with offers that were lower, with 2 of the offers being stocks that hardly trade.
In trading, Scotia Investments bought all Scotia Group’s shares to trade, in the early morning session up to $24.50, for a 52 weeks intra-day high, but the stock ended with 205,115 units trading to close at $22.10 with a 24 cents fall from Friday’s last sale price. Desnoes & Geddes traded 92,793 shares up to $5.90, with a 10 cents gain, Grace Kennedy traded 933,318 shares and closed at $62.01, with a total value of $57.8 million,JM qts 20-4-15 with the price dropping $1.99 from Friday’s last traded price of $64. National Commercial Bank traded only 21,750 shares to close higher at $26, with an increase of 47 cents. Radio Jamaica 86,383 units that traded did so at $2, Sagicor Group 16,400 units traded at $10.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund had 48,600 units changing hands at $6.75, to gain 25 cents and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 33,500 units at $3.10.
Kingston Wharves traded just 4,00 shares but ended up gaining 50 cents to close at $6.40, Scotia Investments gained 49 cents in trading 1,200 units at $23.50 and Supreme Ventures traded 4,000 units at $2.80 by gaining 30 cents.

Moderate trading on JSE – Wednesday

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Pan Jamaican gained $1.95 to closed at $57 on Wednesday

Pan Jamaican gained $1.95 to closed at $57 on Wednesday

There was moderate activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange during Wednesday’s session, resulting in the prices of 5 stocks rising, 8 declining as 19 securities changed hands, ending in 1,000,279 units trading, valued at $12,453,883, in all market segments.
Main Market| At the close, the JSE Market Index dropped 240.35 points to close at 82,309.34, the JSE All Jamaican Composite fell 268.71 points to close at 90,743.97 and the JSE Combined Index declined by 217.82 points to close at 84,003.67.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 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, Gleaner closing with 50,000 units and added 5 cents to end at 95 cents. Jamaica Broilers concluding trading with 2,351 shares changing hands, gained 25 cents to $4.30, Pan Jamaican Investment finished trading with 15,330 shares traded with a gain of $1.95 to $57, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closing with 4,650 shares changing hands at 25 cents higher to $6.95 and Scotia Group concluding trading with 84,692 shares with the price rising 5 cents to $21.05.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Desnoes & Geddes ending trading with 2,200 shares at $5.45 and Grace Kennedy while having 66,194 shares changing hands closed at $61.JSE sum 25-3-15
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless closing with 63,730 units, the price ended 2 cents down at 50 cents. Caribbean Cement finishing trading with 26,007 units, as the price slipped 5 cents to $2.25, Carreras ending with 10,560 units 10 cents off to $39, Jamaica Producers in trading 1,150 units, slipped 40 cents to $15.60. Mayberry Investments finishing trading with 40,168 shares changing hands for 2 cents lower at $2.36, National Commercial Bank had 56,063 shares changing hands for 88 cents loss to $24.11 and Sagicor Group contributing 321,714 shares to trading at 4 cents lower to $10.51.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share finishing trading with 4,450 units at $3.04.

JSE’s healthy climb on Tuesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange reported healthy gains in the main indices on Tuesday, resulting from in the prices of 8 stocks rising, 6 declining as 27 securities changed hands, ending with 3,289,252 units trading, valued at $15,185,420, in all market segments.
JSE 17-3-15 Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 456.93 points to 82,156.02, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 510.86 points to close at 90,572.54 and the JSE combined index climbed 363.77 points to close at 83,896.99.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Broilers ended trading with 38,820 shares traded to gain 8 cents to $4.10, National Commercial Bank finishing trading with 47,077 units to close higher by 50 cents to $25. Sagicor Group concluded trading in 206,353 units, to gain of 3 cents at a new 52 weeks closing high of $10.53. Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading with 23,188 shares, changing hands 10 cents higher at $6.80, Scotia Group closed with 24,696 units as the price gained 66 cents to $21.50 and Seprod concluding trading with only 683 shares, the price gained 40 cents to end at $12.30.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Berger Paints ending with 5,000 shares changing hands at $1.55Caribbean Cement closing with 790 units at $2.30, Desnoes & Geddes trading 1,850 shares to close at $5.40, Gleaner closing with 195,020 shares at 90 cents and Grace Kennedy closed with 9,880 shares changing hands at $61.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless contributed 548,061 shares changing hands 1 cent to 50 cents, Carreras had dealing in 41,876 shares at 5 cents to $37.95 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers while exchanging 795,562 shares at 10 cents to $7.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share finishing trading with 665,000 shares units at $2,Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share finished trading with 38,750 shares to close at $3 and Proven Investments 8% concluding trading with 48,000 shares traded at $5.05.

Low trading on JSE Monday

Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange was moderate, resulting in the prices of 6 stocks rising, 4 declining as only 14 securities changed hands, ending in 2,002,875 units trading, valued at $10,729,312 in all market segments. Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 314.15 points to 82,702.20, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 351.23 points to close at 91,183.19 and the JSE combined index gained 329.13 points to close at 84,405.68.
JSE sum 9-3-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator is indicating a sideward movement for the market, with 8 stocks having bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 309,275 ordinary shares changing hands, closing higher by 15 cents at $7.15. Radio Jamaica in conducting trading with 7,025 shares, gained 1 cent to $1.38, Sagicor Group while exchanging 519,047 shares ended gaining 10 cents to close at $10.41 and Scotia Group had dealing in 24,576 shares and added $1 in closing at $22.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Barita Investments in trading 2,159 shares closed at $2.25, Caribbean Cement trading 8,900 shares ended at $2.31 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund in dealing with 7,220 shares closed at $6.70.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless finishing with 701,220 units to close lower by 1 cent to 54 cents, Grace Kennedy closing with 2,400 units as the price slipped $1 $61, Jamaica Broilers ending trading with 288,969 shares and lost 5 cents to $4 and Mayberry Investments concluded trading with 1,470 shares and suffered a loss of 13 cents to $2.36.

JSE make big daily gains again

NCB MbayNational Commercial Bank gained $2.50 and Scotia Group $2.39 to help the Jamaica stock market to close at a two and a half year high on Thursday, resulting from the prices of 13 stocks rising and only 4 declining as 23 securities changed hands, ending in 6,535,906 units trading, valued at $19,861,234 in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 1,092.69 points to 84,083.29, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 1,221.67 points to close at 92,727.31 and the JSE combined index gained 1,146.47 points to close at 85,718.39. IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

Scotia Group closed higher at the close & helped to push market up on Monday

Scotia Group closed higher at the close & helped to push market up on Monday

Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement contributing 1,950 shares in changing hands to close higher by 2 cents to $2.32, Carreras exchanged 8,587 shares at 50 cents more to $44.50, Jamaica Broilers in contributing 53,050 shares put on 1 cent to $4.07. National Commercial Bank closed with 42,774 units changing hands and put on $2.50 to close at a new 52 weeks’ high of $25.50, Pan Jamaican Investment finished trading with 7,445 shares to end with an increase of $1.22 at $54. Sagicor Group had trading in 167,699 units to close 9 cents higher, at $10.30, Scotia Group ended with 22,628 shares to close $1.39 higher to a 52 weeks’ high of $22.39 and Supreme Ventures closed with 5,621,956 shares to end with 11 cents more at $2.31.
JSE sum 5-3-15
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless finishing trading with 102,545 shares at 55 cents, Gleaner concluded trading with 1,500 shares at $1.10, Grace Kennedy in trading 10,510 shares, closed at $62 and Kingston Wharves finishing with 1,000 shares trading at $6.40.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes closing with 270,000 units as the price slipped 15 cents to $5.20 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 25,000 shares closed with a loss of 10 cents to $6.70.

Gleaner’s big trade on JSE

Gleaner280x150Activity picked up on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday and resulted in the prices of 5 stocks rising, 3 declining as 22 securities changed hands, ending with 47,574,512 units trading, valued at $46,962,041, in all market segments as the Gleaner Company posted the largest trade.
Gleaner Company ended with more than 32 million units valued at $27.36 million trading. Broker, Stocks & Securities played a major role in the trade, with all units sold, executed by them as brokers with buying by MVL Stockbrokers for all but 185,000 units. The trades have removed a major overhang of selling from the market but still leave more selling at the closing price and some offers close to the closing price.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 338.21 points to 80,218.87, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 378.14 points to close at 88,406.72 and the JSE combined index gained 297.60points to close at 82,097.57.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower.

C&W traded 1.9m shares and gained 2 cents to end at 50 cents on Wednesday

C&W traded 1.9m shares and gained 2 cents to end at 50 cents on Wednesday

Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless finishing with 1,920,300 shares while gaining 2 cents to 50 cents. Grace Kennedy closing with 1,286 units changing hands ended with an increase of 51 cents to $60.51, National Commercial Bank finished with 9,350 shares as the price gained 13 cents to end at a new 52 weeks’ high of $22.15, Sagicor Group closing with 13,000 shares to end with an increase of 9 cents to $10.40 and Scotia Group ending with 2,977 shares trading for 20 cents more to $21.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Caribbean Cement closing with 10,000 shares trading at $2.85, Carreras ending with 22,192 shares trading at $44.50, Gleaner closing with 32,184,601 shares changing hands at 85 cents. Jamaica Broilers closed with 25,966 shares trading at $4.02, Mayberry Investments had 7,886 units trading at $1.95 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed with 3,200 shares changing hands at $6.70.
JSE sum 25-2-15 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Money Market Brokers concluding trading with 579,863 ordinary shares changing hands to close 10 cents lower to $6.90 and Proven Investments ended trading with 9,810 shares trading lower by 0.05 cent to 18 US cents.
Preference| Jamaica Public Service 9.5% preference share traded 881 units at $1,125 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share ended with 1,460,887 shares changing hands to close $2.

JMMB crosses 5M of its shares

JMMB big in house share exchange on Tuesday

JMMB big in house share exchange on Tuesday

Tuesday’s trading closed with Jamaica Money Market Brokers trading more than 5.1 million units with 5 million being a cross of shares within the company, as in house trade but JMMB also sold shares to the public from in house inventory as well. Otherwise it was a relatively slow day except that trading picked up in the junior market.
At the end of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 9 stocks rose, 5 declined as 27 securities changed hands, ending in 7,105,912 units trading, valued at $40,386,959, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost only 0.09 points to 79,880.66, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index declined by a mere 0.18 points to close at 88,028.58 and the JSE combined index gained 0.69 points to close at 81,799.97.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with offers that were lower.
JSE sum 24-2-15 Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of the close in the main market are, Caribbean Cement finishing with 20,000 shares while gaining 24 cents to $2.85, Gleaner closing with 100 shares to gain 2 cents at 85 cents. Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 5,146,081 ordinary shares, gained 7 cents to $7, Kingston Wharves traded 850 shares with the price jumping 20 cents to $5.75. National Commercial Bank traded only 7,853 shares to end with an increase of 2 cents to a new 52 weeks’ closing high of $22.02 and Sagicor Group with 12,644 shares trading 6 cents higher to close at $10.31.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless ending trading with 311,206 units at 48 cents, Grace Kennedy closed with 9,728 units to end at $60, Jamaica Broilers concluding trading with 30,300 shares at $4.02, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading 215 shares at $6.70.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Scotia Group closed with 13,433 shares trading lower by 20 cents to $20.80 and Supreme Ventures in trading 100 units, the price slipped 3 cents to $1.82.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 15,800 units to end with an increase of 1 cent to $3.04 and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 135,400 units changing hands to close at $5.

Market jumps 1,213 pts on low volume

Scotia Group closed higher at the close & helped to push market up on Monday

Scotia Group closed higher at the close & helped to push market up on Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange’s combined index rose 1,213 points and the all Jamaica Composite index closed on Monday at the highest level since it closed on July 25 2013, at 88,373.07. The all Jamaican Index is just a little more than 3,300 points from potential resistance at 91,721.24, the January, 2013 high. Gains in mainly, National Commercial Bank and Scotia Group contributed most to the increase. The market closed with the prices of 8 stocks rising, 3 declining as 23 securities changing hands, ending in 2,662,361 units trading, valued at $10,270,385, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 1,383.93 points to 79,880.82, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 1,547.29 points to close at 88,028.76 and the JSE combined index gained 1,212.61 points to close at 81,799.28.
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 3 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Money Market Brokers ending trading 15,714 ordinary shares while gaining 3 cents to $6.93. National Commercial Bank closing with 10,450 shares to end with an increase of 98 cents to $22, Radio Jamaica closing with 66,000 shares, the price inched up 5 cents to $1.35 and Scotia Group finishing with only 2,750 shares to end with an increase of 65 cents at $21.
JSE sum 23-2-15 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless with 43,379 shares changing hands, closed at 48 cents. Carreras closing with 2,370 shares trading and ended at $44.50, Grace Kennedy closed with 6,750 units trading at $60, Jamaica Broilers had 45,000 shares changing hands at $4.02, Jamaica Producers ending with 1,798 shares trading at $17, Mayberry Investments finished with 1,800 shares changing hands to close $1.95, Proven Investments ending with 17,450 shares trading, to finish at 18.5 US cents and Sagicor Group finishing with 410,514 units trading at $10.25.
Declines| The only stocks closing with a loss at the end of trading in the main market is, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed with 18,070 shares trading lower by 10 cents to $6.70.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 1,596,100 units at $2.