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.

JPS share jumps $119

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JPSIn Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the price of Jamaica Public Services 9.5% Preference shares jumped by $118.90 to end at $1,125 for a new all-time high as investors traded the stock for $236,250,000. Activity in the overall market resulted in the prices of 10 stocks rising and 3 declining as 26 securities changed hands, ending in 2,749,084 units trading, valued at $241,908,563, in all market segments.
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 4 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell 205.19 points to 76,128.35, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index lost 229.40 points to close at 83,833.34 and the JSE combined index declined by 181.96 points to close at 78,141.73.
Gains| Stocks gaining at their last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras ending with 500 units, the price rose 2 cents to $37.03. Jamaica Broilers ended with 70,537 units changing hands to close with a gain of 3 cents at $4.02, Jamaica Money Market Brokers finishing with 68,763 shares changing hands, to close with a gain of 5 cents, to $6.55. Jamaica Stock Exchange finished with 30,000 shares changing hands, 10 cents higher at $2, National Commercial Bank ended with 8,405 shares trading to gain 20 cents at $19. Sagicor Group finished trading with 27,006 units changing hands to close with a gain of 4 cents at $9.95 and Supreme Ventures finished trading with 4,000 shares with the price rising 3 cents to $1.80
JSE sum 12-1-15 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded price are, Cable & Wireless closing with 202,323 units trading at 48 cents. Caribbean Cement ended with 45,596 units trading at $2.50, Kingston Wharves closed with 4,747 shares at $6, Radio Jamaica closed with 4,400 units at $1.30, Scotia Group finished with 33,854 units trading at $20.10 and Scotia Investments ended with 9,002 shares trading at $23.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Grace Kennedy closing with 3,896 units trading as the price slipped $1 to $62, Mayberry Investments finished with 400,500 shares trading lower by 5 cents to $1.95 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended with 2,000 shares changing hands to close lower 15 cents lower at $7.05.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share had 309,000 shares changing hands at $2 and Jamaica Public Service Co 9.5% preference share ended with 210,000 units changing hands to close with a gain of $118.90 at $1,125, the move has reduced the yield to 8.44 percent fr0m 9.5 percent, the coupon rate.

Financial stocks pull JSE down

NCB stock fell back to $18.80 from the $19.99 it was pushed to on Thursday

NCB stock fell back to $18.80 from the $19.99 it was pushed to on Thursday

Friday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange saw decline in the prices of Jamaica Money Market Brokers, National Commercial Bank and Scotia Group pulling the main market indices down more than 700 points. On Thursday National Commercial Bank closed at a new 52 weeks high at $19.99, leaving a big gap between buyers and sellers, hence the fall on Friday.
Investors participated in a small number of securities on Friday, resulting in the prices of 6 rising and 6 declining as 17 securities changed hands and ended with 2,404,440 units, valued at $12,847,928 traded, in all market segments. At the close there was demand for more with bids failing to attract sellers at the closing bid prices.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the close of the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 702.66 points to 76,333.54, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 785.62 points to close at 84,062.74 and the JSE combined index declined by 667.53 points to close at 78,323.69.
JMMB stock closed down to $6.50 on Friday but JSE had the price falling 54 cents in computing the index.

JMMB stock closed down to $6.50 on Friday but JSE had the price falling 54 cents in computing the index.

Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless closing with 236,428 shares changing hands, 2 cents higher at 48 cents, Grace Kennedy ending with 3,383 units, with the price rising $1.50 to end at $63. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading with 795,000 units changing hands and gained 30 cents to $1.90, Margaritaville finished with 46,000 shares changing hands to close with a gain of 0.05 cents to 10.5 US cents and Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended with 10,000 units trading, to close with a 15 cents gain at $7.20.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Scotia Group which ended with 147,987 units trading to close at $20.10, Desnoes & Geddes closing with 325,000 shares trading to close at $4.90 and Scotia Investments ended with 15,000 shares changing hands at $23.
JSE 9-1-15f Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Broilers closing with 102,265 units trading as the price slipped 5 cents to $4, Jamaica Money Market Brokers finished with 514,668 shares trading lower by 1 cent to $6.50, National Commercial Bank closed with 7,200 shares changing hands to close lower by $1.19 at $18.80 and Pan Jamaican Investment finishing with 6,750 units, the price slipped $3.99 to $52.01.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference shares traded 27,000 units at $3 and Jamaica Public Service 9.5% preference shares traded 941 units at $1,006.10.

8 up 8 down on last 2014 Monday

Monday’s trading activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 8 stocks rising and 8 declining as 20 securities changed hands, ending in 5,600,984 units traded, valued at $32,212,309, in all market segments.
JSE 29-12-14 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 only 2 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 261.32 points to 76,193.20, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 292.16 points to close at 83,905.84 and the JSE combined index gained 236.48 points to close at 78,085.02.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement closed with 17,375 shares changing hands, 5 cents higher to $2.45, Desnoes & Geddes ending with 233,619 shares, the price rose 30 cents to $5. National Commercial Bank had trading in 67,060 shares to close 9 cents higher at $18.45, Pan Jamaican Investment gained $3.42 in trading 15,567 shares to end at $59.92, Proven Investments concluded trading with 2,000 shares and gained 0.25 cents to 19 US cents and Sagicor Group ended with 506,271 shares changing hands to close 50 cents higher at $10.50.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless closed with 1,215,792 shares changing hands at 50 cents. Grace Kennedy finished with 900 shares at $62, Jamaica Broilers ended with 29,413 units and ended at $4.01, Jamaica Money Market Brokers ended trading with 15,000 ordinary shares at $7.10 and Mayberry Investments completed trading with 100,000 shares at $1.50.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras that ended with 3,000 shares trading 19 cents lower at $36.81. Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed with 2,842,660 units as the price slipped 10 cents to $7, Scotia Group finished with 97,500 units trading as the price slipped 1 cent to $20 and Supreme Ventures closed with 118,003 shares trading lower by 2 cents to $1.90.

Moderate price changes on JSE stocks

Tuesday’s activity on day on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 3 stocks rising and 4 declining as 22 securities changed hands, culminating in 755,690 units trading, valued at just $5,210,508, in all market segments.
JSEsum 14-10-14 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 4 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 76.73 points to 72,135.13 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 85.80 points to close at 79,368.39.
Gains| Stocks gaining and last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement with 500 shares, closed at a cent higher at $2.12, Mayberry Investments traded 16,900 units, to gain 5 cents to $1.55 and Scotia Group with only 168 units ended with a cent gain at $19.05.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless with 10,000 units to close at 29 cents, Carreras closed at $34.65 with 5,210 shares trading, Desnoes & Geddes with 650 shares closed at $4.79, Grace Kennedy with 2,685 shares ended at $59, Jamaica Broilers 13,226 units traded at $4, Kingston Properties closed at $3.85 with 10,000 shares, Kingston Wharves had only 230 shares changing hands to end at $6.50, National Commercial Bank 52,881 shares, closed at $17.80, Sagicor Group with 10,170 shares closed at $9.55, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 8,900 shares at $7 and Supreme Ventures closed at $1.80 with 18,077 shares changing hands.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 5,730 ordinary shares, lost a cent to end at $7 and Proven Investments traded 108,000 units at 0.50 cent less to 17 US cents.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 194,415 units at $3 and lost 2 cents and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 144,893 units at $5.