JSE majors up 2561 points for week – Friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange pulled back at the close of trading on Friday as declining stocks was 60 percent more than as those advancing to end a week that had 2 days of new record close and still ended the week 2,561 points ahead of the close of the previous week.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined 471.19 points to 333,056.79 while the JSE Index slipped 429.31 points to close at 303,452.35.
Just 26 securities traded on Thursday, resulting in 9 advancing, 15 declining and 2 remaining firm resulted in activity amounting to just 2,827,566 units valued at $112,242,230.
In market activity, Berger Paints fell 50 cents and ended at $20.50, with 102,177 stock units, Carreras lost 28 cents in concluding trading at $10, with 171,700 units, Caribbean Cement jumped $2 to $42 while trading 289,511 shares, Ciboney Group rose 1 cent to settle at 13 cents, trading 100,000 shares, Grace Kennedy gained 50 cents and ended trading at $50.50, with 5,120 shares. Jamaica Broilers declined by 90 cents, trading 25,789 stock units to end at $22.10, with, Jamaica Producers gained 10 cents and finished trading at $16.95, with 1,654 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7.20, with 2,500 shares after rising 17 cents, JMMB Group ended at $29.45, trading 219,128 shares with a rise of 45 cents. Kingston Properties fell 35 cents concluded trading at 52 weeks’ low of $5, with 6,000 shares, Kingston Wharves fell 35 cents and finished at $45.65, with 26,730 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments shed 44 cents and settled at $6.06, with 26,247 units, NCB Financial Group shed 49 cents and ended trading at $99.50, with 766,949 shares. 1834 Investments traded at $1.09 after rising 3 cents with 30,000 shares changing hands, 138 Student Living lost 8 cents and settled at $4.60, with 1,000 units, PanJam Investment closed at $51.45, with 27,225 stock units, Portland JSX lost 87 cents to end at $9.25, with 10,000 units, Radio Jamaica finished at $1.05, with 71,058 shares. Sagicor Group settled at $38.15 and lost 95 cents after trading 73,246 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund eased 1 cent and settled at $13.79, with 14,201 shares. Scotia Group rose 57 cents in closing trading at $50.60, with 46,014 units, Sterling Investments dropped $2.50 and closed at $9.50, with 591 shares, Supreme Ventures lost 30 cents and ended at $14.20, with 72,325 shares. Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading with a fall of 10 cents at $4, exchanging 568,164 stock units and Wisynco Group rose 4 cents, finishing at $9.84, with 169,237 units. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.5% lost 4 cents and finished at $1.04, with 1,000 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE stocks down again – Friday .”

Demand up for several JSE stocks – Thursday

Seprod shares dived by $5 on Thursday.

Investors pushed the Jamaica Stock Exchange down from record close on when traded ended on Thursday with the All Jamaican Composite Index dropping 3,165.63 points to 333,527.98 while the JSE Index slipped 2,884.25 points to 303,861.66.
While the main market indices fell, the order book for a number of main market stocks, shows buying interest rising. Caribbean Cement with more than 276,000 units on the bid at $40, Grace with bids at $50 and rising with very limited offers, Jamaica Broilers with god bids above $22 and limited offers, JMMB group with bids at $29 against limited offers, Scotia Group with strong bids around the $50 region and limited supply.
At the close on Thursday, 30 securities traded in the main and US dollar markets, up from 24 on Wednesday and resulted in 10 advancing, 12 declining and 8 remaining firm. Market activity ended with 4,703,010 shares valued at $61,534,534 changing hands, up from 2,236,723 units valued at a mere $34,192,073 trading on Wednesday.
Carreras closed trading with 2,060,114 units or 43.80 percent of traded volume, followed by Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share closed with 1,315,000 units or 27.96 percent of the day’s volume and Sagicor Group ended with 341,597 units amounting to 7.26 of the day’s traded volume.
Stocks with major price changes are, Berger Paints rose 49 cents to $21, Caribbean Cement fell $2 to $40, Grace Kennedy lost $1 to end at $50, JMMB Group climbed $1.40 to end at $29, NCB Financial Group rose $1.74 and ended trading at $99.99, Sagicor Group rose 60 cents and settled at $39.10, Scotia Group dropped $1.47 in closing at $50.03, Seprod dived $5 to finish trading at $31, Sterling Investments climbed $4.20 to close at $12 and Supreme Ventures ended at $14.50, after falling 80 cents.
Trading resulted in an average of 180,885 units valued at an average of $2,366,328 for each security traded. In contrast to 101,669 units for an average of $1,554,185 on Wednesday. For the month to date 203,633 units traded with an average value of $6,596,529 and on the previous day 205,980 units traded with an average value of $7,083,190 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 448,195 units valued at US$62,443 traded with Proven Investments ended trading with 3,800 units and fell of 3 cents to 20 US cents, Sterling Investments rose 2.5 cents and ended trading at 11.5 US cents with 438,095 shares changing hands and in the US dollar preference sector, JMMB Group 5.25% closed with a loss of 25 cents at US$2 with 5,000 units trading and JMMB Group 6% closed at US$1 trading 1,300 units. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 0.50 points to close at 162.28.
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 4 closing with lower offers.

Trading falls on JSE main market – Wednesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Wednesday with modest volumes, but the market indices moved to new record close.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index rose 686.42 points to close at 336,693.61 and the JSE Index climbed 625.40 points to 306,765.91.
Just 22 securities traded on Wednesday, resulting in 10 advancing, 7 declining and 5 remaining firm resulted in 2,236,723 units valued at a mere $34,192,073 trading.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed at $12.05, with 1,730 shares trading, Berger Paints gained 51 cents and ended at $20.51, with 3,000 stock units changing hanCarreras concluded trading at $10.30, with 39,046 units, Caribbean Cement jumped $2.50 to finish at $42, with 23,000 shares, Ciboney Group settled at 12 cents, with 50,000 shares. Grace Kennedy rose $1, ending trading at $51, exchanging 26,789 shares, Jamaica Broilers rose 20 cents to $23, with 2,100 stock units, Jamaica Producers finished trading at $16.85, with 14,960 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $7.30, trading 43,660 shares. JMMB Group ended with a loss of 65 cents at $27.60, trading 358,700 shares, Kingston Properties dropped 65 cents and concluded trading at $5.35, with 2,400 shares, Kingston Wharves fell 50 cents and finished at $46, with 61,766 stock units, Mayberry Investments settled with a gain of 10 cents at $6.50, trading 2,090 units. NCB Financial Group rose 25 cents and ended trading at $98.25, with 20,462 shares, PanJam Investment closed with a fall of 5 cents at $51.45, exchanging just 200 stock units, Radio Jamaica eased just 1 cent and finished at $1.07, with 104,000 shares trading, Sagicor Group settled with a loss of 70 cents at $38.50, exchanging 21,654 shares. Sagicor Real Estate Fund added 1 cents and settled at $13.81, with 890 shares, Scotia Group rose 35 cents in trading 59,507 units to close at $51.50, Supreme Ventures ended 30 cents higher at a 52 weeks’ high of $15.30, with 9,314 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments rose 7 cents and concluded trading at $4.07, with 311,254 stock units and Wisynco Group lost 25 cents and finished trading at $9.75 with 1,080,201 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE moved higher on Tuesday.”

NCB pushes JSE trading volume on Tuesday

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NCB dominated trading with 5 million shares.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Tuesday with a big rise in the level of trading as NCB Financial accounted for 43.8 percent and just over 5 million units of the volume traded.
Trading ended with 23 securities being active on Tuesday, resulting in 10 advancing, 6 declining and 9 remaining firm as 11,446,622 units valued at $579,818,518 well up from the 3,192,844 units valued at $66,838,582 trading on Monday.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 3,471.47 points to close at 336,007.19 and the JSE Index advanced by 3,162.90 points to close at 306,140.51.
In market activity Barita Investments closed at $12.05, after rising 5 cents with 792 shares traded, Carreras lost $1 in concluding trading at $10.30, with 210,695 units, Caribbean Cement finished with a fall of $1 to end at $39.50, trading 38,281 shares, Ciboney Group lost 1 cent and settled at 12 cents, with 221,730 shares, Grace Kennedy rose 50 cents and ended trading at $50, with 200,174 shares changing hands. Jamaica Broilers price shot up $1.20 to $22.80, with 1,005,810 stock units, Jamaica Producers finished trading at $16.85, with 5,103 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 20 cents and closed at $7.30, with 130,656 shares, JMMB Group rose 25 cents and ended at $28.25, with 30,882 shares. Kingston Wharves finished at $46.50, with 16,762 stock units, NCB Financial Group climbed $1 and ended trading at $98, with an exchange of 5,014,800 shares, PanJam Investment closed 50 cents higher at $51.50, with 9,211 stock units, Pulse Investments concluded trading at $1.60, with 94,707 shares. Radio Jamaica fell 2 cents and finished at $1.08, with 325,049 shares, Sagicor Group rose 20 cents to $39.20, with 153,834 shares trading, Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled at $13.80, exchanging 7,266 shares, Scotia Group lost 35 cents and closed trading at $51.15, with 53,180 units, Seprod finished trading with a rise of $1 to $36, with 272 shares. Supreme Ventures rose $1.50 and ended at $15, with 2,317,772 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments concluded trading at $4, with 583,930 stock units and Wisynco Group climbed 25 cents and finished at $10, with 136,809 units.
In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.25% ended at $2.11, with 180,000 shares, JMMB Group 7.5% finished at $1.09, with 708,907 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE jumps sharply to record close – Tuesday.”

JSE moved higher on Monday

Investors moved the Jamaica Stock Exchange higher on Monday with the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,040.26 points to close at 332,535.72 and the JSE Index advanced by 947.79 points to 302,977.61.
Market activities resulted in 33 securities trading, compared to 29 on Thursday in the main and US dollar markets of which 13 advanced, 9 declined and 11 traded firm.
Stocks with major price changes are, Caribbean Cement with a rise of $1.50 to $40.50, Jamaica Broilers dropping $4.70 to $21.60, PanJam Investment declining 98 cents to $51 and Scotia Group gaining $1.49 to $51.
The volume of stocks trading on the main market declined sharply to 3,192,844 units valued at $66,838,582, down from 7,187,416 units valued at $228,155,035 on Friday.
The main trades were, Sagicor Group with 1,023,740 units 32.06 percent followed by Wisynco Group with 907,325 units and acoounti9ng for 28.42 percent of the total shares traded and JMMB Group with 7.50% preference shares trading with 424,000 units 13.28 percent of the day’s trade.
Trading resulted in an average of 106,428 units valued at an average of $2,227,953 for each security traded. In contrast to 312,496 units for an average of $9,919,784 on Friday. For the month to date 184,656 units traded with an average value of $5,451,880 and on the previous day 197,915 units traded with an average value of $6,902,395 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 2390 units valued at just US$319 traded with Productivity Business settling at 62 US cents with 500 shares trading and Sterling Investments trading 100 units with the loss of 1 cent to close at 9 US cents and in the US dollar preference sectors JMMB Group 5.75% closed at $2.25 with 1,790 units. The JSE USD Equities Index slipped 0.44 points to close at 166.51.
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.
For more details of market activities see – Rise in main market securities trading – Monday.

Jump in main market securities trading

Jamaica Broilers dropped $4.70 on Monday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Monday with a modest recovery of some of the big losses recorded on Friday as the trading covered a wider number of securities than is the norm in recent times.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 1,040.26 points to close at 332,535.72 and the JSE Index advanced by 947.79 points to close at 302,977.61.
A high level of 30 securities traded on Monday, resulting in 12 advancing, 9 declining and 9 remaining firm resulted in 3,192,844 units valued at $66,838,582 trading.
In market activity Barita Investments rose 45 cents and closed at $12, with 3,850 shares, Berger Paints ended at $20, with 1,000 stock units, Caribbean Cement concluded trading with a rise of $1.50 to end at $40.50, while exchanging 40,980 units, Carreras closed at $10.45, with 10,900 shares, Ciboney Group closed at 13 cents, with 141,600 shares, Grace Kennedy settled at $49.50, with 7,132 shares. Jamaica Broilers dropped $4.70 and ended trading at $21.60, with 158,337 shares, Jamaica Producers traded 4,053 stock units at $16.85, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 20 cents and finished trading at $7.50, with 37,018 units, JMMB Group closed 50 cents higher at $28, with 16,682 shares. Kingston Properties lost 50 cents to end at $6, with 2,100 shares, Kingston Wharves gained 50 cents in concluding trading at $46.50, with 11,018 shares, Mayberry Investments gave up 10 cents and finished at $6.40, with 29,948 stock units, NCB Financial Group rose 50 cents and settled at $97, with 55,490 units. PanJam Investment fell 98 cents and finished trading at $51, with 1,079 shares, Proven Investments closed at $28.50 while 448 units traded, Pulse Investments added 19 cents and ended at $1.60, with 1,500 units, Radio Jamaica concluded trading 2 cents higher to $1.10, with 12,917 shares, Sagicor Group lost 55 cents and finished at $39, with 1,023,740 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 5,314 units and fell 70 cents to end at $13.80. Salada Foods settled trading with 10,000 shares at $14, Scotia Group jumped $1.49 to end trading at $51.50, with 39,946 stock units changing hands, Seprod traded 8,590 units at $35, Supreme Ventures grew 50 cents and closed at $13.50, with 145,968 shares, Victoria Mutual Investments gained just 1 cent and ended at $4, with 46,455 shares and Wisynco Group concluded trading by adding 10 cents to end at $9.75, with 907,325 stock units being exchanged.
In the main market preference segment, Jamaica Money Market 7.5% rose 4 cents and finished trading at $1.85, with 40,954 units, JMMB Group 7.25% concluded trading at $2.11, with 4,500 shares, JMMB Group 7.5% gained 9 cents and settled at $1.09, with 424,000 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “JSE moved higher on Monday.”

Scotia pushes JSE down sharply Friday

Scotia Groupd price drop pulls JSE down on friday.

Investors reacted to Scotia Group’s report of lower profits in the April quarter by pushing the price of the stock down $2.99, resulting a sharp fall in the Jamaica Stock Exchange indices by more than 3,800 points, on Friday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dived sharply by 4,246.63 points to 331,495.46 and the JSE Index had a big drop of 3,869.16 points to 302,029.82.
The volume of stocks trading on the main market was 7,187,416 units valued at $228,155,035 compared to 11,661,188 units valued at $284,601,737 on Thursday.
The main trades were, Grace Kennedy with 3,116,194 units accounting for 43.36 percent of trading, followed by Carreras with 1,575,999 units and 21.93 percent of the day’s volume and Supreme Ventures with 800,000 units.
Market activities resulted in 25 securities trading, compared to 29 on Thursday in the main and US dollar markets of which 12 advanced, 6 declined and 7 traded firm while Jamaica Broilers and JMMB Group 7% preference share closed at record high price.
Stocks with major price changes are, Jamaica Broilers jumping $3.10 to a record close of $26.30, JMMB Group falling $1 to close at $27.50, NCB Financial up $1.24 to $96.50, PanJam Investment up $1.33 to $51.98 and Scotia Group dived $2.99 to $50.01.
Trading resulted in an average of 312,496 units valued at an average of $9,919,784 for each security traded. In contrast to 448,507 units for an average of $10,946,221 on Thursday. For the month to date 197,915 units traded with an average value of $6,902,395 and on the previous day 217,527 units traded with an average value of $6,588,540 on average. May closed with an average of 589,414 shares with a value of $16,532.367, for each security traded.
In the US dollar market, 149,071 units valued at over $29,638 traded with Sterling Investments trading 438 units at 10 US cents and Proven Investments rose 1 cent with 148,633 units trading to close at 20 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced 4.22 points to close at 166.95.
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.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market close down on Friday.

JSE main market slides – Friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Friday with a sharp retreat from record close of the indices on Thursday, even as more stocks rose than fell.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index dived 4,246.63 points to 331,495.46 and the JSE Index dropped sharply by 3,869.16 points to 302,029.82.
A total of 23 securities changed hands, resulting in 11 advancing, 6 declining and 6 remaining firm as 7,187,416 units valued at $228,155,035 traded.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed down 54 cents, to $11.55, with 1,650 shares, Berger Paints gained 50 cents and ended at $20, with 8,000 stock units, Carreras fell 10 cents and finished at $10.50, with 1,575,999 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy fell 50 cents to end at $49.50, with 3,116,194 stock units, Jamaica Broilers jumped $3.10 to a new all-time high of $26.30, with 51,790 units changing hands. Jamaica Producers rose 40 and closed at $16.85, with a mere 125 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended at $7.30, with 123,000 shares, JMMB Group concluded trading after falling $1 to close at $27.50, with 658,507 shares, Kingston Wharves settled at $46, with 2,780 units. Mayberry Investments gained 5 cents and ended trading at $6.50, with 35,000 shares, NCB Financial Group climbed $1.23 to $96.50, with 38,364 shares, PanJam Investment jumped $1.33 and ended at $51.98, with 6,155 units, Radio Jamaica settled at $1.08, with 5,921 shares. Sagicor Group ended trading with a rise of 5 cents to $39.55, while exchanging 109,852 stock units and Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading at $14.50, with 65,260 stock units. Salada Foods traded 10,000 units at $14, Scotia Group dropped $2.99 to finish trading 305,483 shares at $50.01, after the group posted lower profit in the April quarter. Supreme Ventures added 10 cents and settled at $13, with 800,000 shares. Victoria Mutual Investments ended 9 cents richer at $3.99, trading 102,912 shares, Wisynco Group gave up 15 cents in closing trading at $9.65, with 118,424 shares. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7% rose 10 cents to $2.11, with 25,000 shares, JMMB Group 7.25 % gained 3 cents and ended at $2.11, with 25,000 shares, Productivity Business 9.75% finished trading at $103, with 2,000 shares, changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “Scotia pushes JSE down sharply Friday.”

JSE main market in 5,000 pts jump -Thursday

Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with more than 5,000 points jump in the market indices, after crossing a series of record highs during the trading session and closed at the highest level in the market’s history.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index surged 5,792.25 points to close at a record 335,742.09 points and the JSE Index jumped 5,277.40 points to a closing record high of 305,898.98.
A total of 26 securities changed hands, resulting in 11 advancing, 11 declining and 4 remaining firm.
Trading on the JSE main market ended with the overall volume and value returning to more normal levels of 4,749,951 units valued at $102,233,802 units.
In market activity, Barita Investments closed at $12.09, with an exchange of 200 shares, Berger Paints ended at $19.50, with 16,000 stock units traded, Carreras closed at $10.60, with 5,130 units, Caribbean Cement gained 20 cents and finished at $39, with 47,447 shares, Ciboney Group rose 1 cent to settle at 13 cents, with 12,000 shares trading. Grace Kennedy added just 1 cent and ended trading at $50, with 2,369 shares, Jamaica Broilers traded at 52 weeks’ high of $23.20, after rising 25 cents with 10,703 stock units, JMMB Group jumped $1 and ended trading at $28.50, with 230,317 shares, Jamaica Producers lost 5 cents and finished trading at $16.45, with 24,901 units changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with a rise of 11 cents to $7.30, trading 370 shares. Kingston Properties ended at $6.50 after falling 10 cents, with 1,800 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $4 and concluded trading at $46, with just 500 shares changing hands, Mayberry Investments rose 44 cents to end at $6.45, with 15,504 stock units, NCB Financial Group settled 9 cents lower at $95.26, with 51,713 units. 1834 Investments dropped 18 cents to $1.06, with 3,500 shares, PanJam Investment finished with a rise of 65 cents to $50.65, trading 6,300 shares, Pulse Investments ended at $1.79, exchanging 40,100 units, Radio Jamaica lost 12 and concluded trading at $1.08, with 1,800 shares. Sagicor Group lost 50 cents and ended at $39.50, trading 2,674,599 shares and Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 50 cents and finished at $14.50, with 1,600 units. Scotia Group gained 1 cent and ended trading at $53, with 2,019,507 stock units trading, Supreme Ventures closed with 48,970 shares trading and fell 10 cents to $12.90, Victoria Mutual Investments ended at $3.90, with 442,461 shares. Wisynco Group concluded trading at $9.80, with 5,360,241 stock units but fell 5 cents in the process. In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group lost 1 cent and ended at $2, with 300 shares, JMMB Group settled at $1, with 642,856 units, changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “Jamaica Broiler grabs 99% of trade – Tuesday.”

Lower Q2 profit for Scotia Group

Scotia Group reported a 19 percent rise in half profit to $6.76 billion after tax, but that clouds the fall in profit for the second quarter to April that fell marginally thanks to a big jump in loan provisioning of $560 million compared to a small recovery of $6 million in the January quarter.
The half year earnings are bolstered by a gain on sale of subsidiary of $753 million.
Shareholders don’t have much to cheer about except that loan losses are within the range of that of 2017 along with a few other good developments. Net interest income fell to $6.2 billion from $6.5 billion in April 2017 quarter, Insurance revenues fell from $1.1 billion to $707 million. Cost were contained well, with salaries and benefits declining from $2.84 billion in 2017 to $2,46 billion in the April quarter while other operating costs, rose marginally from $1.76 billion to $1.86 billion.
Year to date, net interest income moved from 13.17 billion to $12.82 billion while loan impairment fell sharply from $975 million to $564 million. Net fee income declined from $4.4 billion to $4.1, but gains from foreign exchange trading activities delivered $1.66 billion versus $1.1 billion in 2017. While the half year figures show a bit of positive signs, investors should be focused on more recent developments, as these are more likely to point the way forward.
The group made modest progress in increasing loans, the most important asset for a bank. At the end of April, loans grew to $171 billion from $166.5 billion at the end of 2017 fiscal year, the increase is twice the growth rate between April last year and the year end. Investment securities rose from $120 billion at the end of October in 2017 to $131.6 billion and cash resources from $116.5 billion to $126.2 billion, at a  much faster pace than increased in lending. Deposits by the public moved from $260.6 billion to $383 billion.

David Noel new Scotia Group’s CEO.

Scotia ended with earnings per share of $1.08 for the quarter and $2.17 for the half year, including the one-off capital gains from sale of the former subsidiary. A dividend of 48 cents per share was declared by the board, payable on July 18.
The strongest positive for the group is that they currently lend out just about 52 percent of deposited funds by its customers, leaving much room to grow loans whenever that time comes around.
The stock traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange and closed at $53 but with these results, further movement up is going to be very challenging in the short term and leaves NCB Financial as the banking group of choice for investors seeking growth in stock price.