Volume up prices down on JSE on Tuesday

Trading picked up on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, compared to the very modest level on Monday. Trading ended with an exchange of 2,832,561 units valued at over $81,949,830 compared to a mere 1,455,806 units valued just $24,016,207 on Monday.
The pickup in trading did not result in the continuation of a rise in the indices that occurred on Monday and the All Jamaican Composite Index lost 865.50 points to close at 337,233.03 and the JSE Index declined 788.57 points to 307,257.36.
Activities in the main market and US dollar market resulted in 30 securities trading including 4 from the US dollar market, compared to 28 securities trading on Monday. At the end of trading, the prices of 7 stocks advanced, 14 declined and 9 closed unchanged.
The day’s volume was led by, Sagicor Group with 758,030 shares, settling at $38.75 followed by Wisynco Group trading 584,757 units and finished at $9.35.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement lost $1.35 and finished at $41.15, exchanging 933 shares, Grace Kennedy dropped $1.48 and ended at $51.52, trading 40,825 shares, Jamaica Broilers lost 55 cents to $23.95 trading 101,933 units. Kingston Wharves jumped $1.97 finished at a 52 weeks’ high of $53.97 with 9,631 stock units, NCB Financial Grouprose 25 cents to $96.25, trading 251,351 shares, PanJam Investment dropped $1.50 and closed at $53, as 14,820 stock units traded. Pulse Investments lost 70 cents as 27,498 shares traded down to $2.30, Sagicor Group fell $1.25 to $38.75 with the trading of 758,030 units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund jumped $1.05 and settled at $15.10, exchanging 8,443 shares, Seprod lost 49 cents to $34.01 in trading 3,092 units and Supreme Ventures lost 95 cents and ended at $15.05, as 134,214 shares traded and Sygnus Credit traded 6,998 units and rose 45 cents to close at $13.20.
Trading resulted in an average of 108,945 units valued at over $3,151,917, in contrast to 60,659 shares valued at $1,000,675 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 155,968 units valued at $3,046,939 compared to 160,016 units valued at $3,037,085 on Monday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 207,453 units valued at $17,742 as JMMB Group 5.75% preference share completed trading at $1.03 with 20,000 stock units, Sterling Investments lost 0.5 cents and finished at a 52 weeks’ low of 8.5 US cents with 190,000 shares changing hands, Proven Investments closed at 15 US cents trading 346 shares, an attempted trade at 9 cents was cancelled as it would have exceeded 30 percent move in a day and Sygnus Credit traded 14,000 units at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index dropped 9.82 points up to 139.56.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.

JSE Majors retreat from Friday’s record

The Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed to the fifth straight record high, reached seconds after opening on Friday, when the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,082.40 points to 340,315.50 with the JSE Index rising 986.19 points to 310,065.85 but lost the gains by the close.
At the end of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,570.85 points to 336,662.25 and the JSE Index dived 2,342.34 points to 306,737.32.
Activities in the main market and US dollar market resulted in 30 securities trading including 4 from the US dollar market, compared to 28 securities trading on Thursday. At the end of trading, the prices of 10 stocks advanced, 14 declined and 6 closed unchanged from an exchange of 6,932,808 units valued $147,102,076 compared to 889,746 units valued at $37,006,553 on Thursday.
The day’s volume was led by, Jamaica Broilers with 2,084,581 units amounting to 30 percent of the volume traded, followed by Sagicor Group with 1,331,080 units accounting for 19 percent of the day’s volume of and Jamaica Stock Exchange with 1,083,267 units for 15.6 percent of the day’s volume.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement lost $2 and finished at $41, with 20,107 shares, JMMB Group declined 49 cents and ended at $29.50, with 56,845 shares. Kingston Wharves dropped $2 finished at $50 with 124,720 stock units, NCB Financial Groupshed $1.50 to $94.50, with 65,326 shares, PanJam Investment dropped $3.99 and closed at $55, with 24,570 stock units trading. Scotia Group traded at $50.90, and lost 40 cents with 153,731 units, Sterling Investments rose $1.01 and closed at $11.01, with 66,652 shares and Supreme Ventures ended at $15, with 31,100 shares but fell 50 cents.
Trading resulted in an average of 266,646 units valued at an average of $5,657,772 for each security traded. In contrast to 34,221 units for an average of $1,423,329 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 168,594 units valued at $3,230,262 compared to 158,477 units valued at $2,952,222 on Thursday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market continue to be modest and closed with just 21,634 units valued at US$2,833, as Margaritaville lost 2.7 cents and finished at a 52 weeks’ low of 15.3 US cents with 10,000 shares, changing hands, Proven Investments closed at 18 US cents with 2,241 units changing hands,  Sygnus Credit trading 7,500 units and rose 1 cents at 12 US cents and JMMB Group 5.75 % preference share fell 19 cents to US$2.06 after trading 1,893 units. The JSE USD Equities Index slipped 0.10 points up to 152.05.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.

4 straight JSE main market record close

The Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading for the fourth straight at an all-time closing high, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 975.72 points to a record 339,847.87 with the JSE Index rising 888.99 points to a record 309,639.79.
Activities in the main market resulted in 28 securities trading including 2 from the US dollar market, compared to 23 securities trading on Wednesday. At the close, the prices of 10 stocks advanced, 12 declined and 6 closed unchanged.
Trading activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with an exchange of 889,746 units valued at $37,006,553 compared to 3,345,840 units valued $86,257,264 on Wednesday.
The day’s volume was led by, NCB Financial Group with just 222,567 units amounting to 25 percent of the volume traded, followed by Sagicor Group with 203,409 units accounting for 22.86 percent of the day’s volume of and Carreras with 113,950 units for 12.8 percent of the day’s volume.
Stocks with major price changes are, Berger Paints lost 94 cents and ended at $21.06, with 4,815 stock units, Caribbean Cement gained 57 cents and settled at $43.00, with 21,144 shares, Grace Kennedy shed 50 cents to end at $52, with 33,051 stock units, Jamaica Broilers lost 99 cents trading 2,000 units at $24.01 after trading at a record high of $33. JMMB Group rose 49 cents to end at $29.99, with 23,543 shares, Kingston Wharves gained $2.20 and settled at a 52 weeks’ high of $52, in trading just 498 units, NCB Financial Group traded at $96 after rising $1.50 with 222,567 shares, PanJam Investment jumped $5.49 to a record high of $58.99, with 20,100 units, Sagicor Group gained 99 cents and ended trading at $39, with 203,409 stock units changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading after falling $1.15 to end at $13.95, with 8,953 stock units. Supreme Ventures climbed $1 and settled at $15.50, with 7,114 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments closed with a fall of 55 cents at $13.
Trading resulted in an average of 34,221 units valued at an average of $1,423,329 for each security traded. In contrast to 145,471 units for an average of $3,750,316 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 158,477 units valued at $2,952,222 compared to 172,772 units valued at $3,149,989 on Wednesday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market was modest following no trading having taken place on Wednesday. The market closed with just 2,880 units valued at $378, as Proven Investments closed at 18 US cents with 880 units changing hands and Sygnus Credit trading 2,000 units at 11. The JSE USD Equities Index slipped 0.26 points up to 152.15.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 3 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.

Record high for JSE main market

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At the close of the trading on Monday, the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at a new record high, with the All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 868.61 points to a record close of 337,258.91 and the JSE Index rising 791.40 points to a record 307,280.95.
Activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 31 securities trading including 5 from the US dollar market, compared to 27 securities trading on Friday. At the close, the prices of 9 stocks advanced, 16 declined and 6 closed unchanged.
Trading activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose strongly over Friday’s level, with an exchange of 7,903,876 units valued at $168,386,017 compared to 2,029,215 units valued at $42,587,552 on Friday.
The day’s volume was led by Carreras with 2,439,495 units and accounted for 30.86 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Wisynco Group with 1,873,893 units or 23.71 percent of the day’s volume, Scotia Group with 1,254,140 units accounting for 15.87 percent of the volume traded and JMMB Group with 1,010,243 units.
Stocks with major price changes are, Grace Kennedy climbing $1 to $54. Jamaica Broilers up $1 to end at $24, JMMB Group falling $1 to $28.50, Kingston Wharves jumping $3.45 to $50, Proven Investments fell $1.50 in the Jamaican market to$27 but is still priced well above the US dollar market listing. Salada Foods rose $1 to $11, Scotia Group jumped 88 cents to $51, Sterling Investments fell $1.50 to $10, Supreme Ventures gained $1.50 in closing at $15.60 and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 70 cents in closing at $13.01. 138 Student Living traded with a loss of 30 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $4.10.
In the US dollar market, 202,559 units valued at $28,806 as JMMB Group 6% preference share ended trading at US$1.01 with 4,319 stock units, Productivity Business declined by 0.5 cent and ended at 58 US cents with 2,659 shares traded, Proven Investments lost 1 cent and closed at 17 US cents with 15,350 units changing hands, Sterling Investments ended trading at 9 US cents with 898 shares after falling 1 cent and Sygnus Credit Investments ended trading 179,000 shares after falling 1 cent to 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 2.81 points up to 150.39.
Trading resulted in an average of 303,995 units valued at an average of $6,476,385 for each security traded, in contrast to 92,237 units for an average of $1,935,798 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 163,654 units valued at $2,946,511 compared to 167,222 units valued at $2,763,542, on Friday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.

JSE majors 300 points from record

Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continues its slow upward climb as it eyes new highs ahead.

At the close of the trading on Friday, the All Jamaican Composite Index sits just 300 points and the JSE Index just 276 points from the record high reach on June 13, after rising over 1,200 points on Friday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index climbs 1,332.76 points to close at 336,390.30 while the JSE Index advanced by 1,214.30 points to close at 306,489.55.
Trading activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Friday remained low, with an exchange of just 2,029,215 units valued at $42,587,552 compared to 4,036,088 units valued at $49,293,055 on Thursday.
Activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 25 securities trading including 3 from the US dollar market, compared to 27 securities trading on Thursday. At the close, the prices of 11 stocks advanced, 6 declined and 8 closed unchanged.
Thursday’s volume was led by Mayberry Investments that settled at $6.52, with 501,000 units trading, Scotia Group traded at $50.12, with 447,178 units and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 378,850 shares at $13.71.
Stocks with major price changes are, Berger Paints that rose 71 cents to $22, Grace Kennedy climbing $1.39 to $53. Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents to end at $23, JMMB Group declined 40 cents to $29.50, Kingston Wharves lost 70 cents to end at $46.55 and Supreme ventures lost 40 cents in closing at $14.10.
In the US dollar market, 22,095 units valued at $2,546 as with Margaritaville traded 500 shares at 18 US cents, Proven Investments closed at 18 US cents with just 245 units changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments ended trading 21,350 shares after rising 0.7 cent to 12 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index inched 0.05 points up to 153.20.
Trading resulted in an average of 92,237 units valued at an average of $1,935,798 for each security traded. In contrast to 161,444 units for an average of $1,971,722 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 167,222 units valued at $2,763,542 compared to 183,396 units valued at $2,264,736, on Thursday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.

JSE Trading climbs sharply – Monday

The volume traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange declined sharply on Monday to 3,063,437 units valued at $29,501,732 compared to a much larger 16,726,086 shares valued at $358,993,001 on Friday.
Market activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 30 securities trading including 5 from the US dollar market. At the close, the price of just 6 stocks advanced, 13 declined and 11 closing unchanged, compared to 24 securities trading on Friday.
At the close on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, the All Jamaican Composite Index  dropped 1,910.31 points to 333,653.33 while the JSE Index dived 1,740.51 points to end at 303,995.85.
Monday’s volume was led by Wisynco Group with 1,365,496 units accounting for 44.57 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Pulse Investments with 545,254 units or 17.80 percent of total volume.
Stocks with major price changes are, Carreras fell 45 cents and closed at $9.55, Mayberry Investments rose 45 cents to $6.50, NCB Financial dropped $2.70 to $95.30, PanJam Investment dropped $4.12 to close at $53.45, Pulse Investments climbed 70 cents to $2.50, Scotia Group lost 90 cents to end at $50.10 and Wisynco Group lost 73 cents and ended at $9.22.
In the US dollar market, 144,201 units traded valued at $24,829 with JMMB 5.75% preference share closed at US$2.25 trading 6,866 shares and JMMB 6% preference share $1 completed trading at $1 with 3,800 stock units, Margaritaville lost 2 cents and finished trading 18 US cents with 1,000 shares, Proven Investments traded 77,535 units and fell 2.5 cents to 17.5 cents and Sygnus Credit traded 55,000 units and closed with the price rising 1 cent to end at 12 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of just 0.04 points to 155.04.
Trading resulted in an average of 122,537 units valued at an average of $1,180,069 for each security traded, in contrast to 727,221 units valued at an average of $15,608,391 on Friday. June closed with an average of 250,168 shares with a value of $5,895,281, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 closing with lower offers.

JSE Trading climbs sharply – Friday

Jamaica Broilers traded more half of Friday’s volume.

The volume traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange rose sharply on Friday to 16,726,086 units valued at $358,993,001 from just 3,989,661 units valued at $65,937,392, Thursday.
The sharp increase in Friday’s volume was led by Jamaica Broilers Group with 8,778,922 units accounting for nearly 53.5 percent of the day’s volume followed by Radio Jamaica with 2,669,432 units and 15.96 percent of total volume and Carreras with 1,124,379 units and NCB Financial with 1,089,615 shares.
At the close on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, the main market indices rose with All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 2,198.27 points at 335,563.64, while the JSE Index rose 2,002.87 points to 305,736.36. The market closed out the half year mark with an increase of just 6 percent. Palace Amusement led the stocks rising with an increase of 168% followed by Kingston Wharves with 40 percent, PanJam Investments up 29 percent with Jamaica Broilers and Caribbean Cement up 28 percent each.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement rose $1 to end at $41, Carreras rose 80 cents and closed at $10, Grace Kennedy rose 66 cents to $52.26, Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents to end at $23, JMMB Group rose 60 cents to close at $29, NCB Financial jumped $1.50 to $98, Productive Business Solution preference share lost $2 in closing at $103 and Scotia Group rose 80 cents to end at $51.
Market activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 24 securities trading of which 12 advanced, 4 declined and 8 closing unchanged, compared to 27 securities trading on Thursday.
In the US dollar market, 156,168 units traded valued at $17,178 with Sygnus Credit being the sole stock trading in the segment with the price ending at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 155.
Trading resulted in an average of 727,221 shares valued at $15,608,391, compared to 166,236 units valued at an average of $2,747,391 for each security traded on Thursday. For the month to date, 250,168 units traded with an average value of $5,895,281 and on the previous day, 229,774 units traded with an average value of $5,182,608.  May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.

5.5m Pulse shares trade – Wednesday

Kingsley Cooper Chairman of Pulse

Pulse Investments traded more than 5.4 million shares in trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday out of a total of 12,393,354 units trading in the main and US dollar markets as the main market indices dived more than 2,690 points.
The volume of Pulse shares traded, is significant as it represents an unusually large amount that is out of line with normal trading levels for that company.
At the close on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,954.25 points at 331,380.70, while the JSE Index dived 2,691.66 points to 301,925.23.
Stocks with major price changes are, Grace Kennedy down 74 cents to $52.26, NCB Financial falling 84 cents to $98.06, PanJam Investment dropping $4.77 to $52.80, Scotia Group down $1.60 to end at $50.40, Seprod dropping $3.40 to $31.60, Supreme Ventures rising $1 to $15 and Sterling Investments up $1 to $11.50.
At the close of market activity, 12,367,754 units valued at $115,843,551 changed hands compared to 6,586,973 units valued at $111,180,207, on Tuesday.
The other companies with major volume traded were, Wisynco Group with 1,408,344 units, accounting for just over 11 percent of the volume traded, followed by Jamaica Producers with 1,268,622 units or just over 10 percent of the main market volume, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share exchanged 1,151,126 shares and Sygnus Credit was next with 691,887 units.
Market activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 25 securities trading of which 8 advanced, 11 declined and 5 closing unchanged, compared to 28 securities trading on Tuesday.
In the US dollar market, 25,600 units traded valued at $2,816 with Sygnus Credit being the sole stock trading to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 155.49.
Trading resulted in an average of 515,323 units valued at an average of $4,826,815 for each security traded, in contrast to 253,345 units valued at an average of $4,276,162 on Tuesday. For the month to date 232,741 units traded with an average value of $5,302,373 and on the previous day 218,900 units traded with an average value of $5,326,971 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none closing with a lower offer.

PanJam jumps $5 to record high on Tuesday

Pan Jam office building in Kingston Jamaica.

PanJam Investment jumped $5.07 to a record high of $57.57, in trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, but the market indices dropped more than 1,000 points.
At the close on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 1,192.30 points to 334,334.95 while the JSE Index fell 1,086.32 points to 304,616.89.
Stocks with major price changes are, Carreras with a fall of $1 to $9, Grace Kennedy down $1 to $53, Portland JSX up 75 cents to $9.80, Salada Foods falling $2.50 to $10, Scotia Group rising 50 cents to end at $52, Supreme Ventures dropping $1.10 to $14 and Sygnus Credit rising 50 cents to $13.50.
At the close of market activity 6,586,973 units valued at $111,180,207 changed hands compared to 4,037,181 units valued at $55,669,184, on Monday.
Trading volume was dominated by Wisynco Group with 2,466,837 units, accounting for 37.45 percent of the volume traded, followed by Mayberry Investments with 835,956 units or just 12.69 percent of the main market volume and Carreras with 613,398 stock units or 9.3 percent.
Market activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 25 securities trading of which 7 advanced, 10 declined and 11 closing unchanged, compared to 30 securities trading on Monday.
In the US dollar market, 210,958 units traded valued at $38,935 with Margaritaville trading with 7,958 shares at 19.95 US cents compared to 20 US cents previously and Proven Investments traded 203,000 units at 20 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index dropped 6.30 points to close at 155.49.
Trading resulted in an average of 253,345 units valued at an average of $4,276,162 for each security traded, in contrast to 168,216 units for an average of $2,319,549 on Monday. For the month to date 216,970 units traded with an average value of $5,389,348 and on the previous day 219,629 units traded with an average value of $5,567,307 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.

JSE makes gains on Monday

At the close on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday, the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 867.41 points to 335,527.25 while the JSE Index gained 790.30 points to 305,703.21.
Stocks with major price changes are, Berger Paints with a fall of 90 cents to $21.10, Grace Kennedy rising by $1 to a record $54, JMMB Group rising $1.20 to $29, NCB Financial lost 90 cents to close at $99, Salada Foods fell $1.75 to $12.50, Scotia Group lost 50 cents to end at $51.50 and Supreme Ventures dropped 90 cents to $15.10 and Sygnus Credit fell 50 cents to $13.
At the close of market activity, 4,037,181 units valued at $55,669,184 compared to 19,346,217 units valued at $306,929,810 changed hands, on Friday.
Trading volume was dominated by JMMB Group 7.50% preference share with 1,618,000 units that accounted for 40.08 percent of the main market volume followed by Carreras with 677,448 stock units or 16.78 percent and Scotia Group with 363,434 shares.
Market activities in the main and US dollar markets resulted in 25 securities trading of which 7 advanced, 10 declined and 8 traded firm, compared to 30 securities trading on Friday.
In the US dollar market, 16,300 units valued at US$1,793 traded with Sygnus Credit Investments ended trading with 16,300 units at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 0.84 points to close at 161.79.
Trading resulted in an average of 168,216 units valued at an average of $2,319,549 compared to 691,163 units valued at $10,961,779 on Friday. For the month to date 216,970 units traded with an average value of $5,389,348 and on the previous day 219,629 units traded with an average value of $5,567,307 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.