12 stocks rose 5 fell on JSE Wednesday

Carreras closed at a new 52 weeks' high on Wednesday as investors pushed the stock to $45 at the close.

Carreras closed at a new 52 weeks’ high on Wednesday as investors pushed the stock to $45 at the close.

Wednesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 12 stocks rising, 5 declining as 25 securities changed hands, ending in 7,797,647 units trading, valued at $31,654,420, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 493.53 points to 78,307.17, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 551.80 points to 86,269.36 and the JSE combined index gained 431.35 points 80,233.08.
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 3 with offers that were lower.
Kingston Properties closed up 50 cents to $7.50 on Wednesday

Kingston Properties closed up 50 cents to $7.50 on Wednesday

Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing with 36,956 units while gaining 16 cents to $2.41. Carreras closed with 57,242 units with a gain of $2 to a new 52 weeks’ high of $45, Kingston Properties closing with 100,000 shares trading 50 cents higher to $7.50, National Commercial Bank ended trading with 23,030 shares with an increase of 5 cents to $20.50. Radio Jamaica closing with 2,405 shares while gaining 1 cent to $1.11, Sagicor Group finishing with 448,735 shares as the price moved up 5 cents, to $10.30 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund trading 45,120 shares to end with an increase of 10 cents to $6.80.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless closed with 13,017 shares changing hands to close at 50 cents, Grace Kennedy had 32,532 units trading at $60, Jamaica Broilers closed with 11,229 shares changing hands at $4.05, Jamaica Money Market Brokers ending with 2,369 shares trading at $7, Mayberry Investments ending with 3,765 units trading at $2, Pan Jamaican Investment finished with 43,700 shares changing hands at $53.
JSE sum 11-2-15rv Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the close of the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes closing with 6,000 units, the price slipped 3 cents to $4.82, Proven Investments finishing with 120,400 units, ended 1 cent down to 19 US cents and Scotia Investments in trading 10,400 shares closed lower by 44 cents, to $22.56.
Preference| Brokers 8.75% preference share ended trading with 1,040,303 units changing hands and gained 8 cents to $3.10, a 52 weeks’ high and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share finished with 716,489 units trading at $2.

8 JSE stocks rise 4 down on Tuesday

Carreras closed at a new 52 weeks' high of $43 on Tuesday.

Carreras closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $43 on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange picked up somewhat from Monday’s poor showing but it still remains at extreme low levels, and resulted in the prices of 8 stocks rising, 4 declining as 24 securities changed hands, ending in 2,488,709 units trading, valued at $9,886,268, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 136.66 points to 77,813.64, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 152.80 points to close at 85,717.56 and the JSE combined index declined by 61.43 points to close at 79,801.73.
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 3 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 closing with 456,902 shares trading, rising 5 cents to 50 cents, after the parent company indicated that revenues climbed 27 percent in the December quarter for the Jamaican subsidiary. Carreras closed with 61,408 units and put on $1 to close at a new 52 weeks’ high of $43, Grace Kennedy ending trading with 16,643 shares and increased 5 cents to $60, National Commercial Bank closing with 12,697 shares while gaining 5 cents to $20.45, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished with 17,000 shares as the price jumped 5 cents to $6.70 and Scotia Investments in trading 7,733 shares, ended with an increase of 45 cents to $23.
JSe sum 10-2-15 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Berger Paints trading as 3,000 shares changed hands at $1.56, Caribbean Cement finishing with 5,624 shares changing hands at $2.25, Kingston Wharves trading 239,137 shares and closed at $6. Palace Amusement finished with 3,000 units trading at $66, Pan Jamaican Investment closed with 9,450 units at $53 and Sagicor Group ending trading with 16,470 shares changing hands at $10.25.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Broilers closing with 37,000 shares, 14 cents lower to $4.05. Proven Investments ending trading with just 1,548 shares, 1.02 cents down to 20 US cents, Salada Foods closing with just 100 units to fall 9 cents to $10.30 and Scotia Group finishing with 15,656 units with a 15 cents decline to $20.35.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share closed with 778,511 units trading at $2.

Trading levels sink on JSE

New Scotia banking centre in Montego Bay

New Scotia banking centre in Montego Bay

Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange was paltry, resulting in the prices of only 2 stocks rising and 7 declining as only 18 securities changed hands, ending in only 402,840 units trading, valued at a mere $4,272,180, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 1,170.35 points to 77,950.30, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 1,308.51 points to close at 85,870.36 and the JSE combined index declined by 1,104.31 points to close at 79,863.16.
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 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 Broilers trading 3,900 units and closed at with a gain of 4 cents to $4.19 and Pan Jamaican Investment with 20,227 share closed 95 cents higher at $53.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Carreras finished with 3,628 shares trading at $42, Proven Investments closed with 34,819 shares trading at 21.02 US cents and Sagicor Group finished with 41,010 shares changing hands at $10.25.
JSEs um 9-2-15 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing with 34,514 shares changing hands, fell 5 cents to $2.25, Grace Kennedy ending trading with 2,100 shares, lost 5 cents at $59.95. Jamaica Money Market Brokers closing with 5,000 units as the price slipped 10 cents to $7, National Commercial Bank finished with 13,003 shares trading 10 cents lower to $20.40, Sagicor Real Estate Fund trading 76,845 shares and closed with a loss of 34 cents to $6.50 and Scotia Group closing with 18,990 units, to fall $1.49 to $20.50.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 35,400 units at $3.02.

JSE falters but indicators point up

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Carreras closed at a new 52 weeks ' high of $41.85

Carreras closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $41.85

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange was very moderate on Thursday, resulting in the prices of 4 stocks rising, 4 declining. Only 14 securities changed hands, ending in 3,685,121 units trading, valued at $17,036,272, in all market segments. One stock closed at a new 52 weeks’ high.
strong> Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 189.41 points to 77,338.22, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 211.77 points to close at 85,186.03 and the JSE combined index gained declined by 226.12 points to close at 79,245.13.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator is flashing a strong signal of 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 4 with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras closing with 91,585 units, put on 85 cents, to a new 52 weeks’ closing high, of $41.85. Mayberry Investments ending with 25,000 shares while gaining 2 cents to $2 and National Commercial Bank ending with 6,200 units to close with a gain of 4 cents at $20.45.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Jamaica Money Market Brokers closed with 14,854 units traded at $7, Jamaica Producers had 102,158 units trading at $17, Sagicor Group closed with 227,641 shares changing hands at $10.25, Sagicor Real Estate Fund in trading 10,000 units ended at $6.85.
JSE sum 5-2-15 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Grace Kennedy closing with 62,522 shares trading lower by $1.90 to end at $60 and Proven Investments finished with 39,985 units changing hands at 0.05 cents lower 20.6 US cents.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share ending with 500,000 units trading at $2.

Moderate JSE trading Wednesday

Wednesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 6 stocks rising 5 declining as just 19 securities changed hands, ending in only 836,056 units trading, valued at a mere $4,310,061, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost a mere 0.62 points to 77,527.63, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 0.68 points to close at 85,397.80 and the JSE combined index gained 43.55 points to close at 79,471.25.
JSE sum 4-2-15 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 only 1 with the offer lower.
Gains| Only 2 stocks closed higher at the end of trading in the main market on Wednesday with Sagicor Real Estate Fund closing with 2,500 shares trading, 11 cents up to $6.85 and Kingston Wharves ending with 3,300 units trading 40 cents higher to $6.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Carreras closing with 29,715 shares at $41, after trading as high as $42. Ciboney had 245,980 units changing hands at 7 cents, Grace Kennedy ended with 2,483 shares changing hands at $61.90 and Proven Investments ended with 2,780 shares trading at 21 US cents.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing trading with 23,893 shares, ending lower by 10 cents to $2.30, Desnoes & Geddes closing with 53,186 shares changing hands, 10 cents down to $4.80. National Commercial Bank concluding trading with only 5,632 shares changing hands to end 9 cents lower at $20.41, Sagicor Group finished with only 280 units changing hands, losing 25 cents to $10.25 and Scotia Group in trading 76,537 units closed at 23 cents lower to $20.02.
Preference| Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 95,651 units at $5.

JSE up more gains ahead

NCB_TheAtrium280x150Prices were mostly up in trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on the first trading day of February, in continuation of a pattern of rising prices being dominant from early October, last year. A number of market indicators continue to point to a strong rally ahead for local stocks. National Commercial Bank dominated trading with more than 27 million units trading as Mayberry Investments sold most of them and Scotia Investments bought most. Both brokers were acting on behalf of clients.
More stocks gained on Monday than declined, resulting from the prices of 9 stocks rising, 3 declining as 22 securities changed hands, ending in 27,680,503 units trading, valued at $563,375,725, in all market segments. Two stocks closed at new 52 weeks’ high.
strong> Main Market Indices| The JSE Market Index gained 662.29 points to 77,201.46, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 740.46 points to close at 85,033.12 and the JSE combined index gained 758 points to close at 79,171.24.
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 only 2 with lower offers, including Montego Bay Ice Company that seldom trades.

Carreras closed at a new 52 weeks' high of $41 on Monday. Poised to go higher.

Carreras closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $41 on Monday. Poised to go higher.

Gains| Stocks gaining based on the last traded prices, at the close of the main market are, Caribbean Cement ending with 7,800 shares while gaining 4 cents to $2.40, Carreras finishing trading with 37,223 shares and rising $1.50 to a new 52 weeks’ high of $41. Jamaica Money Market Brokers ending with 5,000 ordinary shares with an increase of 17 cents to $6.77, National Commercial Bank closed with 27,173,167 shares, the price climbed 30 cents to a new 52 weeks’ high of $20.20 and Pan Jamaican Investment in trading 7,293 units and put on 95 cents to $52.50.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless closed with 10,000 units trading at 50 cents, Gleaner concluding trading with 416 shares changing hands at 81 cents, Grace Kennedy finished with 3,533 shares trading at $62, Proven Investments in trading 2,420 shares closed at 21 US cents, Sagicor Group closed with 62,506 shares trading at $10, Sagicor Real Estate Fund had 66,350 units trading at $6.70 and Scotia Group closed with 131,483 shares changing hands at $20.05.
JSE sum 2-2-15 Declines| Scotia Investments was the sole stock in the main market to end with a loss while 5,000 shares changed hands to close lower by 45 cents to $22.55 units.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 300 units to close at $2 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 5,000 units to end with an increase of 2 cents to $3.02.

9 stocks rise 13 fall PanJam up $3.50

Pan Jamaican Head office

Pan Jamaican Head office

Wednesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange,saw Pan Jamaican Investment share rising $3.50 and Jamaica Producers gaining $1.170, the largest gains for the day. Trading resulted in the prices of 9 stocks rising and 13 declining as 28 securities changed hands, ending in 13,390,665 units trading, valued at $$56,272,741, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 217.78 points to 77,277.68, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 243.49 points to close at 85,118.34 and the JSE combined index gained 124.23 points to close at 79,056.86.
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 6 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing with 15,100 units to close with a gain of 2 cents to $2.37. Carreras closed with 37,672 units and put on 60 cents to $38.60, Desnoes & Geddes concluding trading with, 50,000 shares to end with an increase of 10 cents to $4.90, Jamaica Broilers closed with 10,482,208 units to close 1 cent higher at $4.01, Jamaica Producers ending with 52,385 shares as the price jumped at $1.30 to $17, Pan Jamaican Investment closed with 550 shares as the price climbed $3.50 to $55.50 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund concluding trading with 7,800 shares traded with a gain of 5 cents to $6.70.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Ciboney exchanging a mere 200 shares at 7 cents followed by Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 6,647 ordinary shares trading to end at $6.60 and Proven Investments closing with 59,440 shares trading at 21 US cents.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless closing with 909,774 units trading as the price slipped 2 cents to 48 cents. JSE sum 28-1-15Grace Kennedy had only 290 shares changing hands to close lower by 17 cents at $62.40, Hardware & Lumber ended with 35,500 units trading to close lower by $1.01 at $6.50, Mayberry Investments ended with 1,020 units trading, the price slipped 2 cents to $1.98, National Commercial Bank in trading 167,784 shares closed 10 cents lower to $19.90. Sagicor Group closed with 212,060 units, the price slipped 8 cents to $10.12, Scotia Group had 76,218 shares changing hands at 40 cents to $20.10, Scotia Investments closed with 4,040 units trading as the price slipped 4 cents to $22.51 and Seprod ending with 31,164 units trading at 40 cents to $12.10.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded, ending with 79,152 units changing hands at $2.

Falling stocks have upper hand again

Thursday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of only 5 stocks rising and 9 declining as 25 securities changed hands, ending in 2,661,715 units trading, valued at $5,515,538, in all market segments.
JSE 22-1-15Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 502.11 points to 76,652.60, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 561.39 points to close at 84,419.47 and the JSE combined index declined by 532.87 points to close at 78,583.98.
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 2 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras finishing with 5,452 shares, while gaining 6 cents to reach $37.21. National Commercial Bank traded 17,679 shares with the price gaining 48 cents to end at $19.50 and Grace Kennedy ended with only 1,000 units, the price rise to 95 cents to $63.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Berger Paints ending with 35,207 shares trading to close at $1.55. Cable & Wireless finished with 929,431 shares changing hands to close at 50 cents, Desnoes & Geddes finished with 200 units trading at $4.80, Gleaner ended with 7,017 shares changing hands at 85 cents and Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 10,100 shares at $6.95.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing with 10,749 units trading, the price slipped 2 cents to $2.30. Jamaica Broilers finished traded 135,621 shares lower by 3 cents, to $4, Kingston Wharves closed with 523 shares changing hands to close lower by 4 cents at $5.60, Pan Jamaican Investment ended trading with 3,330 units, the price fell 90 cents, to $52.10. Sagicor Group finished with 18,730 units trading as the price declined by 10 cents to $10.20 and Scotia Group closed with 21,116 units trading 45 cents lower at $20.50.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share had 1,373,086 units changing hands to close at $2 and the junior listing, Eppley 9.5% preference share closed with 3,988 units trading at $6.

First in 2014 declining stocks on top at JSE

Scotia Group gained  75 cents to $20.95

Scotia Group gained 75 cents to $20.95

In Wednesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the advance decline ratio turned negative for the first time since the start of this year, resulting in the prices of 6 stocks rising and 10 declining as 24 securities changed hands, ending in 1,372,251 units trading valued at $11,197,571, in all market segments.
strong> Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 640.21 points to 77,154.71, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 715.79 points to close at 84,980.86 and the JSE combined index gained 663.14 points to close at 79,116.85.
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 2 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Hardware & Lumber ending with 3,000 units with the price rising 14 cents to $7.65. Jamaica Money Market Brokers closed with 13,396 shares changing hands 5 cents higher at $6.55, National Commercial Bank ended with 24,312 shares trading with a gain of 2 cents to $19.02, Sagicor Group swapped 2,900 shares with the price increasing by 10 cents to $10.30 and Scotia Group closed with 83,608 units changing hands 75 cents higher to $20.95.
JSE sum 21-1-15 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless in exchanging 271,167 units ended at 50 cents. Kingston Wharves finished with 29,708 units trading to end at $6, Mayberry Investments closed at $2 with 15,772 units traded, Pan Jamaican Investment traded 1,040 units at $53 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed with 1,370 units trading at $6.95.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closing with 31,686 units trading as the price slipped 18 cents to $2.32. Desnoes & Geddes contributed 26,049 shares in trading lower by 5 cents to $4.80, Gleaner closed with 103 shares changing hands lower by 5 cents to 85 cents, Grace Kennedy concluded trading with 1,010 units, the price slipped 95 cents to $62.05, Jamaica Broilers finished with 14,950 units trading as the price declined by 8 cents to $4.02. Proven Investments ended with 235,450 shares trading lower by 0.39 cents to 20.61 US cents, Salada Foods in concluding transaction in 200,000 units closed with the price falling 11 cents to $10.39, Scotia Investments traded 3,674 units with the price declining 49 cents to $22.51 and Seprod closed with 1,711 shares trading lower by 50 cents to $12.50.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share had 17,216 units changing hands at $3 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 15,000 units at $2.

More stocks rise than fall on JSE

Tuesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 5 stocks rising and 3 declining as 24 securities changed hands, ending in 1,476,405 units trading, valued at $13,434,336, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell 185.93 points to 76,514.50, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index declined 207.87 points to close at 84,265.07 and the JSE combined index declined by 180.94 points to close at 78,453.71.
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 2 stocks with offers that were lower.
JSE sum 20-1-15 Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes ending with 130,300 shares trading, with a gain of 5 cents to $4.85. Jamaica Broilers closed with 10,368 units changing hands to close 10 cents up to $4.10, Mayberry Investments ending with 8,800 shares with the price gaining 2 cents to $2 and Proven Investments finished with 379,550 shares changing hands to close 0.05 cents to 21 US cents, a new 52 weeks’ high.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Barita Investments ended with 2,350 units trading at $2.25, Cable & Wireless closed with 36,903 shares trading at 50 cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers ending with 106,535 ordinary shares changing hands at $6.50. Kingston Wharves finishing with 693 shares changing hands at $6, National Commercial Bank closed with 15,655 units traded at $19. Pan Jamaican Investment finished with 4,493 units at $53, Radio Jamaica ended with 56,739 shares trading at $1.30, Sagicor Group closed with 43,610 units trading at $10.20, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finishing with 20,000 shares changing hands at $6.95 and Scotia Investments traded 1,580 shares changing hands to close at $23.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Berger Paints finished with 2,512 units trading, the price slipped 15 cents to $1.55, Scotia Group ended trading with 11,262 shares changing hands to close lower by 306 cents to $20.20.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 14,000 shares changing hands to close at $3, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 100,000 units trading at $2 and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded finished with 20,500 units trading at $5.