NCB continues to bounce around on JSE

NCB Financial stock closed at $110 after hitting $125 on Friday.

NCB Financial share price bounced around on Friday similar as it was on Thursday. Seconds after opening, the price was driven to $125, pushing the market sharply up, but it continued to bounce around during the day and finally ended at $110.
The market closed, with the All Jamaica Composite Index gaining a mere 5.04 points to 386,583.74 and the JSE Index rose just 4.59 points to 352,221.51. Market activities resulted in 31 securities trading, including 1 in the US dollar market compared to 29 securities trading on Thursday.
At the end of trading, the prices of 13 stocks rose, 11 declined and 7 closed, unchanged. JMMB Group traded at 52 weeks’ high of $34.50 and PanJam Investment hit a high of $59 but they both closed lower at the close.
The main market ended with 10,467,731 units valued at $82,276,433 compared to 2,861,546 units valued at $139,051,316 changing hands on Thursday.
The day’s volume was led by, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share with 5,971,000 units, 57 percent of total volume traded, followed by Carreras with 1,556,951 units and 14.87 percent of main market volume and Wisynco Group with 983,953 units 9.4 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 348,924 units valued at over $2,742,548, in contrast to 105,983 shares valued at $5,150,049 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 376,915 shares valued $4,149,025, compared to 378,872 shares valued $4,253,986 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints rose 50 cents to close at $22 trading 7,934 shares, Caribbean Cement lost $1.95 and finished trading 1,513 shares at $48, Jamaica Broilers jumped $1.24 in traded 83,050 stock units, to close at $32.49, Jamaica Producers lost $2.45 and finished trading 204,445 units at $24.55, Kingston Wharves jumped $4 and finished at $72.50, with 3,112 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments shed 30 cents and settled at $8, exchanging 213,025 units, Sagicor Group fell $1.25 to settle at $38, in the exchange of 108,965 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost $1 to settle at $11.00, with 176,754 shares. Seprod finished trading at $46.80, after falling 20 cents trading 9,397 shares, Stanley Motta lost 30 cents to end trading of 14,100 stock units at $4.80, Supreme Ventures gained 34 cents and ended at $16.45, trading 160,439 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments traded just 1,934 shares and rose 71 cents to close at $13 and Wisynco Group lost 15 cents to finish at $8.85, with 983,953 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 14,159 units valued at $3,109 as Proven Investments was the sole stock trading at 22 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 0.16 points to close at 166.94.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.

JSE All Jamaica surges 7,458 points to record close

The main market of Jamaica Stock Exchange surged to the highest level ever on Wednesday with the All Jamaica Composite Index surging 7,458.32 points to a new record close of 392,602.62 and the JSE Index jumping 6,795.37 points to a record close at 357,705.39.
Market activities resulted in just 29 securities trading, including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 33 securities trading on Tuesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 12 stocks rose, 12 declined and 5 closed trading, unchanged. Three stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high at the close.
The main market ended with 6,162,805 units valued $201,094,929 compared to 4,785,990 units valued at $69,191,788 changing hands, on Tuesday.
The day’s volume was led by, Sagicor Group  with 4,574,803 units, 74.23 percent of the volume traded, followed by Jamaica Stock Exchange with 547,640 and 8.9 percent of main market volume and Carreras with 507,942 units and 8.24 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 228,252 units valued at an average of $7,447,960, in contrast to 149,562 units valued at over $2,162,243 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 409,365 shares valued $3,936,656, compared to 433,603 shares valued $4,116,343 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments jumped $2.80 to closed at a record $18.50, trading 8,800 shares, Berger Paints fell 50 cents to $21.50, with 2,525 stock units changing hands, Caribbean Cement lost 75 cents to finish at $47.50, trading 15,870 shares, Grace Kennedy declined by 50 cents and ended trading of 25,183 shares at $57.00, JMMB Group climbed $1 and ended at record $33, with 9,700 shares trading. Kingston Wharves gained $2 and finished at $72 trading 500 stock units, Mayberry Investments gained 36 cents and settled at $8.30, exchanging 3,357 units, NCB Financial Group climbed $3 and ended trading 19,217 shares at $123. Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose $1 to $12 with the trading of 47,657 units, Salada Foods lost $1 to end trading 8,600 stock units at $18, Scotia Group traded 4,883 units after rising $1 to a record closing high of $63 and Sygnus Credit Investments lost $1.03 in trading 58,536 shares to end at $12.50.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 29,915 units valued at $14,950 as Productivity Business ended trading increased 0.20 cents and completed trading at 55 US cents with 25,300 shares and Proven Investments ended trading with 4,615 shares and declined 0.10 cents to 22 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index  lost 0.76 points to close at 168.80. The JSE USD Equities Index increased 0.04 points to close at 169.56. IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.

Barita is stock to watch this week

The main stock of interest this week is Barita Investments that came into buying interest this past week leading the price to move to $12.95, this one seems headed higher in the short term as the supply that  is on the market has been taken out with few stocks on offer now.
Bulls pushed the Jamaican stock market, to new heights last week, with the main market having 11 straight days of record highs and the Junior Market cleared the historical high reached in 2017, in the past week as well.
NCB Financial that was in the spotlight for the past two weeks, still has buying interest but seems to be having most bids around the $120 mark and may find it tough to break over the $130 mark where it traded during the past week.
While the stock is trading close the $130 mark in Jamaica, it is trading in Trinidad around J$115 and that may hold back the price from moving much higher locally until the price in the twin island state picks up. Scotia Group reported profit that showed gains, some of it was non-recurring income and exceptional foreign exchange gains that seems unlikely to repeat anytime soon.
While the supply of several of the main market stocks being scarce, the main market is just under 15,000 points from a major resistance level at 400,000 points and that could stymie much more movement in the short term, with some prices having moved quite a bit recently. There are several stocks priced well below the market’s average and that could encourage buying interest in them.

NCB stock closed at $129 on Friday.

Investors should keep their eyes on a number of stocks this week. NCB Financial that closed on $115, should move higher this week as demand continues to build and with limited supply on offer.
Grace Kennedy may not be ready to break out of the $60 range as yet but it’s a stock to keep an eye on. Caribbean Cement keeps trading between $46 to $50, but there appears no real desire to move the price forward. Kingston Wharves traded at a record high of $75 on limited volume in the past week but pulled back slightly to $72 at the close with a PE ratio of 46 is compared to a market average of 14.6. Supply of the stocks remain low, but some investors keep on buying. Sygnus Credit Investments picked up last week and moved back within a cent of the IPO price, buoyed by full year results of US$1.4 million. The PE ratio is 11.4, well below the market average of 14.6, that will encourage more interest in the stock. Jamaica Producers has very limited volume on offer and that could help buying at higher prices in spite of a PE of 28, twice the market average. Stanley Motta with a PE of 11 based on 2019 earnings has been recovering for the recent decline and is one to watch.
In the Junior Market, Indies Pharma, came in for continued buying that pushed the price to a record high of $4.10 on Friday against very limited supply. Some selling came into the market on Friday to ease the buying pressure on the price which could stick around the current level of $4 for a while. Bulls came in and bought out a big parcel of Access Financial that was on offer for weeks but the $50 level seems a barrier in the short term. Demand is building for Elite Diagnostic while supply has waned.

Jamaica Producers stock in demand in spite of high price.

General Accident could move higher as more demand comes in for it with limited selling, but investors may not want to be more aggressive with this stock at this time. If the company were to announce expansion into the Eastern Caribbean it may well make a difference.
Stocks with scarce supplies that could spring surprises include, Grace Kennedy, NCB Financial, Berger Paints, Caribbean Cement, Kingston Wharves, PanJam Investment, Sagicor Group, Salada Foods, Seprod and Scotia Group.
The Junior Market supplies continue to be limited for many of the listings. The list includes, Caribbean Flavours, Cargo Handlers, Derrimon Trading, Express Catering, General Accident, ISP Finance and Medical Disposables.
An overall view of stocks indicates that the main market continues to be steered higher by an upward sloping support line as well the 45 and 125 day moving averages, lending support just below, but the 400,000 points resistance could likely stall the rally in the main market for a while. The Junior Market now at an all-time high, is being steared by an upward rising long-term support line and a golden cross. The golden cross is a very strong bullish long-term signal.

All Jamaica 400K push continues – Thursday

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NCB traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $130 on Thursday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended at a 10th consecutive record close on Thursday with the all Jamaica composite Index pushing nearer to the 400,000 mark aided by a rise in the price of 18 main market stocks.
The market closed with the All Jamaica Composite Index surging 5,960.37 points higher to a record close at 384,731.07 and the JSE Index jumping 5,430.57 points to a record close of 350,533.51. Thursday’s close brings to 33, the number of record close for the year and 21 since the start of July. The main market surged to new record high at the start of the morning session and continued to create new highs during the first 90 minutes of trading as NCB Financial traded at $125 and Kingston Wharves at $75 to be aided by Jamaica Producers that traded as high as $28.50.
Market activities resulted in 30 securities trading, including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 34 securities trading on Wednesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 20 stocks rose, 4 declined and 6 closed trading, unchanged. The main market ended with 11,678,084 units valued at $147,689,924 changing hands, compared to 3,156,915 units valued at $54,279,819, on Wednesday.
The day’s volume was led by, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share closed with 8,042,693 shares and 59.4 percent of the day’s volume, the JMMB Group 7.25% preference share ended with 2,772,000 shares, 20.5 percent of main market volume,and Wisynco Group with 620,232 units for just 4.6 percent of the volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 483,444 units valued at an average of $2,448,792, in contrast to 432,522 units valued at an average of $5,469,997 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 469,931 shares valued $4,332,558, compared to 468,476 shares valued $4,558,933 traded on the immediately preceding trading day.

JSE breaks several records in trading on Thursday morning

August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained 77 cents and closed at $11.27, trading 2,850 shares, Caribbean Cement added $1.44 to finish at $50 with 14,153 shares trading, Grace Kennedy fell $2 to end at $57, trading 238,210 shares, Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.05 in trading 108,185 stock units at record high of $31, Jamaica Producers gained 50 cents and finished trading 7,000 units at a record high of $23, JMMB Group climbed 98 cents and ended trading 142,794 shares at $30.99. Kingston Wharves jumped $4 and ended trading 13,948 stock units to close at a record high of $74, Mayberry Investments jumped $2 to settle at $9, with 271,631 units changing hands, NCB Financial Group jumped $8 and ended trading 121,984 shares at a record close of $130, PanJam Investment gained $1 and closed at $55 trading 7,285 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 52 cents and settled at $11.23, trading 124,980 shares. Scotia Group rose $1.18 in trading 56,316 units at $56.20, Supreme Ventures added 35 cents and ended at $16.40, 11,824 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 24,665 units valued US$9,781 as , JMMB Group 6% preference share completed trading of 4,950 stock units at $1.06, and Sygnus Credit Investments ended trading of 19,715 shares at 12 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 1.94 points to close at 169.56.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.

All Jamaica 400,000 push continued on Wednesday

Jamaica Producers traded at an all time high of $22.50 on Wednesday.

Records continue to be broken with Jamaica Stock Exchange main market on Wednesday ending at another record close, the 9th in as many trading days as the market’ all Jamaica Index pushes towards the 400,000 market with a gain of nearly 2,000 points.
The market closed with the All Jamaica Composite Index; pushed 1,840.44 points higher to a record close at 378,770.70 and the JSE Index climbing 1,676.85 points to a record close of 345,102.94. Wednesday’s close brings to 32, the number record close for the year and 20 since the start of July.
Market activities resulted in 30 securities trading, including 3 in the US dollar market compared to 34 securities trading on Tuesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 13 stocks rose, 11 declined and 6 closed trading, unchanged. The main market ended with 11,678,084 units valued at $147,689,924 changing hands, compared to 3,156,915 units valued at $54,279,819, on Tuesday.
The day’s volume was led by, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 8,692,402 shares and 74.4 percent of main market volume, followed by JMMB Group 7.50% preference share closing with 980,000 units and just 8.4 percent of the day’s volume and Carreras with 522,434 units just 4.47 percent of volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 432,522 units valued at an average of $5,469,997, in contrast to 98,654 units valued at $1,696,244 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 468,476 shares valued $4,558,933, compared to 472,642 shares at $4,439,522 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained 50 cents and closed at $10.50, trading 89,535 shares, Caribbean Cement shed $1.44 to finish at $48.56, in trading 283,483 shares, Grace Kennedy fell $2 to end at $57, trading 238,210 shares, Jamaica Broilers jumped $1.45 in trading 33,768 stock units at $29.95, Jamaica Producers climbed $1.30 and finished trading of 45,000 units at a record high of $22.50, with supply of the stock extremely low.
JMMB Group lost $1.51 and ended trading just 981 shares at $30.01. Kingston Wharves jumped $1 and ended trading 13,573 stock units to close at $70, NCB Financial Group ended trading 37,334 shares to end at a record close of $122, PanJam Investment fell $1 and closed at $54 trading 14,160 stock units, Sagicor Group shed the 69 cents it gained on Tuesday and settled at $39.16, in exchanging 18,371 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 40 cents and ended at $16.05, with 29,277 shares changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments rose by 25 cents to close of $12.76, after trading 3,000 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments lost 25 cents and concluded trading of 135,000 stock units at $3.20.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 53,900 units valued US$14,662 as , Productive Business Solution lost 6 US cents and completed trading of 14,700 shares at 53 US cents, Proven Investments closed trading of 20,500 stock units at 23 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments ended trading of 18,700 shares and closed with a gain of 1 cents at 12 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 2.70 points and closed at 167.62.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closing with a lower offer.

8 consecutive daily JSE record close – Tuesday

Kingston Wharves jumped to close at a record $71 on Tuesday.

Records continue to be broken with Jamaica Stock Exchange main market on Tuesday ending at another record close and the 8th in as many trading days.
The market closed with the All Jamaica Composite Index surged 4,077.29 points to a record close at 376,930.26 and the JSE Index climbing 3,714.88 points to a record close of 343,426.09. Tuesday’s close brings to 32, the number record close for the year and 20 since the start of July.
Market activities resulted in 34 securities trading, including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 29 securities trading on Monday. At the end of trading, the prices of 14 stocks rose, 8 declined and 12 closed trading, unchanged. Trading in the main market ended with 3,156,915 units valued at $54,279,819, compared to 3,321,926 units valued at $66,161,713, on Monday.
The day’s volume was led by, Barita Investments with 1,062,000 shares and 33.6 percent of main market volume, followed by JMMB Group closing with 1,007,050 units and just 32 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 98,654 units valued at $1,696,244, in contrast to 118,640 units valued at over $2,362,918 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 472,642 shares at $4,439,522, compared to 709,910 shares at $6,787,180 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Caribbean Cement gained $1 to finish at $50, in trading 16,111 shares, Grace Kennedy added 50 cents and ended at $59, trading 34,320 shares, Jamaica Broilers jumped $1.48 in trading 13,352 stock units at $28.50, JMMB Group dropped $2.50 to end at $28.50, trading 1,007,050 shares. Kingston Wharves jumped $2.50 and ended trading 11,000 stock units to close at a record $71, PanJam Investment climbed 99 cents and closed at $55 trading 41,146 stock units, Portland JSX fell 25 cents and ended at $8.15, with 20,000 units changing hands, Sagicor Group gained 69 cents and settled at $39.85, in exchanging 9,636 shares, Scotia Group dropped $1.50 to $55, in exchanging 10,014 units, ahead of nine months’ results due after trading on Wednesday, Seprod rose $1 and ended trading of 2,567 stock units to close of $46, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 24 cents to close of $12.51, after trading 142,286 shares were traded and Victoria Mutual Investments recovered 38 cents of the loss on Monday and concluded trading of 22,000 stock units at $3.45.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 73,641 units valued US$63,809 as JMMB Group 6% preference share completed trading at $1.06 with an exchange of 58,641 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments ended trading 15,000 shares and closed at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 170.32.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none closing with a lower offer.

7 straight days of record JSE close – Monday

Records continue to be broken with Jamaica Stock Exchange main market on Monday ending at another record close and the 7th in the past 7 days.
The market closed with the All Jamaica Composite Index advancing 3,393.54 points to end with a record close at 372,852.97 and the JSE Index climbing 3,091.90 points to end at a record close of 339,711.21. Monday’s close brings to 31, the number record close for the year 19 since the start of July.
Market activities resulted in 29 securities trading, including 1 in the US dollar market compared to 31 securities trading on Friday. At the end of trading, the prices of 11 stocks rose, 10 declined and 8 closed trading, unchanged. Trading in the main market ended with 3,321,926 units valued at $66,161,713, compared to 1,557,605 units valued $98,845,806, on Friday.
The day’s volume was led by, Carreras with 634,224 units and 19 percent of main market volume, followed by Scotia Group closed with 464,889 units and just 14 percent of the day’s volume and JMMB Group 7% preference share with 336,703 units, accounting for 10 percent of the volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 118,640 units valued at over $2,362,918, in contrast to 412,772 shares valued at $3,530,207 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 709,910 shares at $ $6,787,180, compared to 709,910 shares at $ $6,787,180 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Caribbean Cement gained $1 to finish at $49 trading 53,170 shares, Grace Kennedy shed 50 cents and ended at $58.50, trading 37,098 shares, Jamaica Broilers fell 98 cents in trading 45,014 stock units at $27.02, Jamaica Producers jumped $1.50 to complete trading of 62,687 units at a record high of $21.50, JMMB Group jumped $2 to end at $31, trading 12,560 shares. NCB Financial Group jumped $5 and ended trading of 78,818 shares at record close of $120, Scotia Group dropped $3 to $56.50, in exchanging 464,889 units, Stanley Motta rose 30 cents and ended trading 9,638 stock units to close of $4.90, Sygnus Credit Investments gained 25 cents to close of $12.75, after trading 16,382 shares were traded, Victoria Mutual Investments lost 45 cents and concluded trading of 300,891 stock units at a new low of $3.07 and Wisynco Group fell 25 cents, finishing at $9 with 152,027 units changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 1,500 units valued US$165 as Sygnus Credit Investments was the sole US dollar based stock trading and closed at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 170.32.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none closing with a lower offer.

Another record run for JSE stocks

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended at new record close on Thursday as the record run of the market continued pushing the market up 16.3 percent for the year to date.
The market closed with the All Jamaica Composite Index advancing 1,636.11 points to end at a record close of 368,063.11 and the JSE Index climbed 1,518.58 points to finish at record close of 335,347.11.
Market activities resulted in 29 securities trading, including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 34 securities trading on Wednesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 10 stocks rose, 7 declined and 12 closed trading, unchanged.
Trading in the main market ended with 11,417,998 units valued $164,582,968, compared to 73,595,594 units valued at $439,864,718, on Wednesday.
The day’s volume was led by, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 2,500,000 shares, accounting for 21.9 percent of the volume traded, followed by Jamaica Broilers with 1,960,332 units and 17.17 percent of the day’s volume and Wisynco Group with 1,788,982 units and just 15.67 percent of main market volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 422,889 units valued at over $6,095,665, in contrast to 2,299,862 shares valued at $13,745,772 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 886,497 shares at $5,831,552, compared to 886,497 shares at $5,831,552 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Caribbean Cement dropped $2 and finished trading 17,607 shares at $48.00, Grace Kennedy lost 50 cents and ended at $58.50, trading 289,290 shares, Jamaica Broilers added $1 and traded 1,960,332 stock units at $28, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $8.35, with 5,100 shares changing hands, JMMB Group jumped $2 to end at $31 trading 849,954 shares, Kingston Wharves rose 50 cents and finished at $64.50, exchanging 9,200 stock units. Mayberry Investments settled with a loss of 30 cents at $7.20, after trading 133,000 units, NCB Financial Group ended trading 15,570 shares at $114 in gaining $1, Sagicor Real Estate Fund dropped $2.45 to settle at $11.05, trading 2,500,000 shares, Salada Foods rose 70 cents and ended trading 1,500 stock units at record close of $19. Scotia Group jumped $1.50 to $55, in exchanging 36,829 units and Supreme Ventures ended at $15.50, after trading 10,000 shares with a loss of 40 cents.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 2,250 units valued US$398. Trading ended with Proven Investments exchanging 1,250 shares and rose 1 cent to close at 23 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 1,000 shares at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 3.60 points to close at 170.32.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.

All Jamaica at record close of 354,683

The Jamaica Stock Exchange traded within a few hundred points of Tuesday’s record but pulled back to close just under 355,000 points on the all Jamaica Index, but well ahead of Tuesday’s record close.
The market did not hold to the lofty highs reached in the early session and closed trading with the All Jamaican Composite Index climbing by a lower 2,962.57 points to end at a closing record high of 354,683.56 and the JSE Index advancing by 2,699.24 points to finish at a closing record high of 323,156.80.
Market activities resulted in 32 securities trading including 2 in the US dollar market compared to 35 securities trading on Tuesday. At the end of trading, the prices of 15 stocks rose, 8 declined and 9 closed trading unchanged.
Stanley Motta had 22,188 units changing hands  to close unchanged at $4.60 but only after trading at an all-time low of $4.50, Jamaica producers closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $18.50, while Kingston Wharves jumped to a new record closing high of $61.01.
Trading in the main market ended with 2,745,464 units valued at $42,524,217 compared to 5,240,001 units valued $81,075,944 on Tuesday. The day’s volume was led by, Victoria Mutual Investments with 984,214 shares accounting for 35.85 percent of the volume traded, followed by Sagicor Real Estate X Fund with 373,447 units and 13.60 percent of the main market volume Radio Jamaica with 187,582 units and 6.8 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 91,515 units valued at an average of $1,417,474, in contrast to 169,032 units for an average of $2,615,353, on Tuesday. For the month to date an average of 213,393 units valued at $3,829,031 versus 220,691 units valued at $3,981,020 on Tuesday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
Stocks with major price changes| Berger Paints jumped $1.50 and ended at $19.50, trading 20,721 shares, Jamaica Producers finished trading 12,154 stock units with a rise of 50 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of at $18.50, JMMB Group fell 50 cents to $28.50, in exchanging 133,143 shares, Kingston Wharves finished trading with a rise of $1.10 to end at a new closing high of $61.01, with 150 stock units, Mayberry Investments rose 60 cents and settled at $7.80, with 36,242 units, Mayberry Jamaica Equities gained 35 cents and closed at $8.75 trading 13,374 shares, NCB Financial Group lost $1 and ended trading 84,110 shares at $108.00. Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost $1.03, in settling at $11 in trading 373,447 shares, Scotia Group traded 119,050 shares and gained 94 cents to end at $53, Seprod finished trading 4,760 shares after rising $1 to close at $46, Supreme Ventures rose 40 cents and ended at $15, with 101,251 shares changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 156,310 shares and rose 33 cents to $11.50.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 4,896,606 units valued $567,284. Trading ended with Proven Investments trading 1,000 shares and rose 1 cent to close at 23 US cents and Sygnus Credit trading 4,895,606 shares rose 1.6 cents to close at 11.6 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index gained 5.62 points to close at 173.74.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.

New record close for JSE – Tuesday

Kingston Wharves jumped to close at $60 on Tuesday.

The All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 6,070.62 points to a record high of 356,437.50 in early trading, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, on Tuesday, with Kingston Wharves jumping to a record high of $61 up from $53, NCB Financial that rise by $1 and Seprod climbing from $45 to $53.
With just 17 minutes of trading elapsing, the JSE Index was also reaching record high, jumping 5,531.02 points, to a record 324,754.83.
The market did not hold to the lofty highs reached in the early session and closed trading with the All Jamaican Composite Index climbing by a much lower 1,354.11 points to end at a closing record high of 351,720.99. and the JSE Index advancing by 1,233.75 points to finish at a closing record high of 320,457.56.
Strong gains by Caribbean Cement, JMMB Group, NCB Financial and Seprod overwhelmed declines in Grace Kennedy, Sagicor Real Estate Fund and Supreme Ventures to help propel the Indices to new highs.
Market activities resulted in 35 securities trading including 4 in the US dollar market compared to just 25 securities trading on Monday.
At the end of trading, the prices of 12 stocks rose, 13 declined and 10 closed trading unchanged. Stanley Motta closed with 2,211 units changing hands after falling 35 cents to close at an all-time low of $4.60 while Kingston Wharves jumped to a new record high of $60.
Trading in the main market ended with 5,240,001 units valued $81,075,944 compared to 1,995,601 units valued $33,005,256 on Monday.
The day’s volume was led by, JMMB Group 7.25% preference share with 1,500,000 shares accounting for 28.6 percent of the volume traded, followed by Radio Jamaica with 512,418 units and 9.8 percent of the day’s volume and Mayberry Jamaican Equities with 441,937 units and 8.4 percent of the main market volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 169,032 units for an average of $2,615,353, in contrast to 83,150 units valued at $1,375,219, on Monday. For the month to date an average of 220,691 units valued at $3,981,020 versus 224,098 shares valued at an average of $4,076,157 on Monday. July closed with an average of 169,022 units valued at $3,514,756, for each security traded.
Stocks with major price changes| Berger Paints ended at $18 after falling 75 cents trading 1,879 stock units, Carreras fell 29 cents in trading 231,542 units at $9.20, Grace Kennedy rose 49 cents and ended trading of 52,614 shares at $58.50, Jamaica Broilers traded at $25.00, with 51,837 stock units, Jamaica Producers jumped $1.50 and finished trading 41,039 units at $18, Jamaica Stock Exchange dipped 75 cents and closed at $7.50 exchanging 57,973 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $7 to a record close of $60 with 59,336 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities fell 60 cents and settled at $9.40 trading 82,449 units, 138 Student Living finished with a gain of 28 cents at $4.29, with 2,900 stock units, Portland JSX dived $1.48 and ended at $8, with 350 units, Scotia Group lost 44 cents in trading 30,342 shares to close at $52.06, Supreme Ventures fell 40 cents and ended at $14.60, with 140,992 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 158,549 units valued at US$109,501. Trading ended with JMMB Group 6 % preference share completed trading at $1.06 trading 95,820 stock units, Margaritaville traded just 1,000 shares but lost 0.095 cents to close at 19 US cents, Proven Investments trading 4,450 shares and fell 1 cent to close at 22 US cents and Sygnus Credit trading 57,279 shares to close at 10 US cents, The JSE USD Equities Index gained 3.05 points to close at 169.08.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.