24 JSE stocks fall 10 rise – Tuesday

Exchange place The Jamaican stocks continued to reflect uncertainty and profit taking on Tuesday, with rising securities numbering only 10 while 24 fell as 40 changed hands in all market segments. At the close 1 stock traded at a 52 weeks’ high.
A total of 4,401,550 units valued at just $44,669,845 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 534,537 units changing hands, valued at $3,813,759.
The JSE Market Index suffered a fall of 2,264.11 points to 154,435.17 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 2,530.27 points to end at 171,546.31 and the JSE combined index dropped 2,134.11 points to close at 163,214.21.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 with lower offers.
JSE sum 01-03-16At the end of the market activities, Barita Investments traded 25,000 units and lost 28 cents to close at $3.72, Cable and Wireless fell 5 cents as 67,349 units changed hands to close at $1.45, Carreras closed with a loss of 50 cents at $64.50, while trading 3,290 units. Caribbean Cement shed another $4 on Tuesday on top of a fall of $5.50 on Monday to end at $20.50 with 84,835 shares trading, in continuation of investors reacting negatively to the company reporting lower revenues and profits in the December quarter after taking a hit with redundancy cost. Gleaner Company fell 35 cents to close at $1.95 as 1,010,620 shares changed hands, Grace Kennedy ended with 64,555 shares trading to close at $84 after declining by 50 cents, Jamaica Broilers fell 50 cents after trading 7,984 units to close at $14. Jamaica Producers ended with 6,084 shares changing hands at $30, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 18,350 shares to end at $21 as the price slipped by $2.50, JSE fn Qts 01-03-16rJMMB Group had 111,852 units changing hands and fell 58 cents to close at $10.42. Kingston Wharves had 2,205 shares trading with a rise of 25 cents at $11.44, Mayberry Investments traded 1,499,312 shares to close with a loss of 29 cents at $4.51, National Commercial Bank had 28,271 shares changing hands but the price fell by 99 cents to close at $40.01. Pulse Investments gained 22 cents while trading 95,000 units at $3.92, Sagicor Group lost 18 cents with 289,270 shares changing hands at $23.02, Scotia Group had 417,956 shares changing hands to close with a loss of $1 at $31, Scotia Investments lost $3.37 with 2,520 units changing hands at $26.63. Supreme Ventures fell by a cent and closed at $5.99 with 6,975 units changing hands and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 13,600 units at 22 US cents.

Cement drops $5.50 – Monday

Caribbean Cement dropped $5.50 on Monday.

Caribbean Cement dropped $5.50 on Monday.

The Jamaica market continued to reflect uncertainty on Monday with a prices both rising a falling in a wide number of stocks in the same trading session. At the close 13 securities rose, 9 fell as 38 changed hands in all market segments. Trading resulted in 1 stock trading at a 52 weeks’ intraday high.
A total of 2,354,315 units valued at just $38,848,571 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 1,010,904 units changing hands, valued at $5,976,571.
Caribbean Cement shed $5.50 to end at $24.50 with 203,998 shares trading, being one of the main stocks to pull down the main market index on Monday with the company reporting lower revenues and profits in the December quarter after taking a hit with redundancy cost. The JSE Market Index suffered a fall of 670.56 points to 156,699.28 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 749.39 points to end at 174,076.58 and the JSE combined index dropped 707.90 points to close at 165,348.32.
JSE Sum 29-02-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 22 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
At the end of the market activities, Barita Investments traded 71,090 units and closed at $4, Cable and Wireless rose 5 cents as 27,035 units changed hands to close at $1.50, Carreras closed with a gain of 90 cents at $65, while trading 143,005 units. Gleaner Company fell 15 cents to close at $2.30 as 128,047 shares changed hands, Grace Kennedy ended with 44,179 shares trading to close at $84.50 after rising $2.50, Jamaica Broilers traded 65,926 units to close at $14.50. Jamaica Producers ended with 11,943 shares changing hands at $30,JSE fn qts 29-02-16 Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 3,396 shares to end at $23.50, JMMB Group had 8,250 units changing hands and fell 80 cents to close at $11. Kingston Wharves had 3,000 shares trading with a fall of 25 cents at $11.19, National Commercial Bank had 19,822 shares changing hands to close at $41. Margaritaville Turks traded 400,300 shares to close with a loss of 0.5 US cents at 14.50 US cents, Sagicor Group rose 20 cents with 91,075 shares changing hands at $23.20, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 5,000 shares changing hands at $11.50. Scotia Group had 16,801 shares changing hands, to close with a gain of $1.19 to end at $32, Supreme Ventures closed at $6 with 45,748 units changing hands and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 47,300 units at 22 US cents.

JSE post-election slip – Friday

The JSE retreated on Friday after the general election.

The JSE retreated on Friday after the general election.

With the Jamaica Labour Party winning Thursday’s general election, the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continued to reflect uncertainty on Friday as 14 securities declined, 15 gained as 33 changed hands in all market segments in a shortened session. Trading resulted in 1 stock trading at 52 weeks’ intraday high.
A total of 9,546,869 units valued at $79,702,541 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 2,076,968 units changing hands, valued at $12,049,340.
The JSE Market Index suffered a fall of 303.49 points to 157,369.84 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 339.16 points to end at 174,825.97 and the JSE combined index dumped 488.18 points to close at 166,056.22.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 17 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
JSE Sum 26-02-16At the end of the market activities, Cable and Wireless lost 5 cents as 4,538,475 units changed hands to close at $1.45, Caribbean Cement fell $3 to close at $30 with 22,375 shares changing hands, Carreras closed with a loss of $1.90 at $64.10, while trading 15,400 units. Ciboney rose by 5 cents to end at 19 cents, with 50,000 shares trading, Gleaner Company traded with a gain of 2 cents to close at $2.45 as 200,978 shares changed hands, Grace Kennedy ended with 25,417 shares trading to close at $82 after falling 50 cents, Jamaica Broilers traded 154,686 units to close at $14.50. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 5,000 shares with a gain of 50 cents to end at $23.50, JMMB Group had 2,655 units changing hands with a rise of $1.39 to close at $11.80.JSE fn qts 26-02-16 Kingston Wharves had 14,225 shares trading with a gain of 5 cents at $11.45, National Commercial Bank had 254,071 shares changing hands with a gain of 60 cents to close at $41. Pulse Investments traded 20,000 shares with a rise of 48 cents to end at $3.70, Sagicor Group fell 50 cents with 515,847 shares changing hands at $23, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 45 cents with 49,758 shares changing hands at $11.50, Salada Foods traded 25,826 units at $8.50 after falling 75 cents. Scotia Group had 305,159 shares changing hands, to close with a loss of $1.19 to end at $30.81, Supreme Ventures closed at $6 with 17,200 units changing hands and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 804,200 units at 22 US cents after rising 1 US cent.

Moderate gains for JSE majors – Thursday

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JSE build1 With polls suggesting a tight race in the general election on Thursday, the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continued to reflect uncertainty on Thursday as 15 securities declined, 13 gained as 33 changed hands in all market segments in a shortened session. Trading resulted in 1 stock closing at 52 weeks’ highs.
A total of 6,057,172 units valued at $98,493,384 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 2,076,968 units changing hands, valued at $12,398,257.
The JSE Market Index added 31.86 points to end at 157,673.33 the all Jamaica Composite Index squeezed out 35.60 points to end at 175,165.13 and the JSE combined index dropped 841.58 points to close at 166,544.40.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
JSE Sum 25-02-16At the end of the market activities, Cable and Wireless closed with a loss of 6 cents as 145,106 units changed hands at $1.50. Caribbean Cement continues with wild price swings, rising $3 to close at $33 with 36,000 shares changing hands, Carreras closed at $66 after gaining $1, while trading 31,891 units, Gleaner ended with a gain of 1 cent to close at $2.43 with 69,622 shares trading, Grace Kennedy ended with 25,660 shares trading to close at $82.50 after losing 50 cents. Jamaica Broilers fell 26 cents with 583,521 units to close at $14.50, JMMB Group had 280,100 units changing hands to close at $10.41. Kingston Wharves had 68,371 shares trading with a loss of 1 cent at $11.44, National Commercial Bank had 1,182,454 shares changing hands with a fall of 60 cent to close at $40.40. Palace Amusement dropped by $13 to close at $74 with 100 shares trading, JSE fn qts 25-02-16Pan Jamaican traded 4,231 shares but fell $1 to $94.50, Pulse Investments traded 206,000 shares with a fall of 48 cents to end at $3.22. Sagicor Group gained 45 cents with 4,270 shares changing hands at $23.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 25 cents with 1,000 shares changing hands at $11.95, Scotia Group had 136,020 shares changing hands, to close with a gain of 50 cents to end at $32. Scotia Investments had 7,550 units changing hands at $30, Supreme Ventures rose 49 cents to close at $6 with 114,353 units changing hands. JMMB Group 5.75% preference share traded 380,000 units at $1.06, JMMB Group 7.5% preference share traded 200,000 units and rose 5 cents to end at $2.15 and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 500,000 units at 21 US cents after rising by 1 US cent.

JSE main market sharp turn – Wednesday

Carib Cement dropped $4 to $30 on Wednesday.

Carib Cement dropped $4 to $30 on Wednesday.

With polls suggesting a tight race in the general election on Thursday, the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continued to reflect uncertainty on Wednesday as 16 securities declined, 9 gained as 35 changed hands in all market segments. Trading resulted in 2 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ highs.
A total of 9,862,201 units valued at $166,875,309 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 2,918,009 units changing hands, valued at $20,407,860.
The JSE Market Index suffered a big fall of 1,632.23 points to 157,641.47 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 1,824.11 points to end at 175,129.53 and the JSE combined index dumped by 1,936.89 points to close at 167,385.98.
JSE Sum 24-02-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 16 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 9 with lower offers.
At the end of the market activities, Cable and Wireless closed with a gain of 10 cents as 103,800 units changed hands at $1.56. Caribbean Cement fell $4 to close at $30 with 1,133,522 shares changing hands, Carreras closed at $65, while trading 205,078 units, Ciboney ended at 14 cents with 210,000 shares trading, Grace Kennedy ended with 7,150 shares trading to close at $83. Jamaica Broilers climbed 45 cents with 426,559 units to close at $14.76, JMMB Group had 637,636 units changing hands with a loss of 59 cents to close at $10.41. Kingston Wharves had 14,225 shares trading with a gain of 5 cents at $11.45, Margaritaville Turks traded 506,000 shares at 15 US cents, JSE fn qts 24-02-16Mayberry Investments traded 76,234 units to close at $4.80 for a rise of 10 cents, National Commercial Bank had 514,148 shares changing hands with a gain of 1 cent to close at $41. Pulse Investments traded 5,900 shares with a fall of 70 cents to end at $3.70, Sagicor Group fell 1 cent with 784,897 shares changing hands at $22.10, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 30 cents with 8,888 shares changing hands at $11.70, Salada Foods traded 19,327 units at $9.25. Scotia Group had 328,060 shares changing hands, to close with a loss of $1.50 to end at $31.50, Scotia Investments had 297,000 units changing hands at $30, after rising 75 cents, Supreme Ventures fell 1 cent to close at $5.51 with 1,230,000 units changing hands. JMMB Group 7.5% preference share traded 167,678 units at $2.10 and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 262,083 units at 20 US cents.

More retreating for JSE on Friday

Seprod traded at 52 weeks' intraday high on Friday at $22.10.

Seprod traded at 52 weeks’ intraday high on Friday at $22.10.

Pressure on the Jamaica main market stocks eased slightly on Friday with the indices gaining moderately but declining stocks still beat out advancing ones by a good margin with 19 securities declining and the prices of 10 securities gaining as 45 changed hands in all market segments. Trading resulted in 3 stocks closing at 52 weeks’ highs and one at intraday high.
A total of 7,670,934 units valued at $79,145,756 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 1,035,881 units changing hands, valued at $5,711,682.98.
The JSE Market Index rose 64.41 points to 157,387.02 the all Jamaica Composite Index gained 71.98 points to end at 174,845.16 and the JSE combined index dumped by 463.27 points to close at 168,117.47.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
JSE Sum 19-02-16At the end of the market activities, Barita Investments retreated after the company posted lower earnings in the December quarter of $27.7 million versus $45.6 million as 10,000 units traded to close with a loss of 40 cents at $4.20. Berger Paints lost 49 cents to end at $4.21, with 5,070 units traded, Cable and Wireless closed with a loss of 1 cent as 619,883 units changed hands at $1.58. Caribbean Cement fell 50 cents to close at $30 with 31,123 shares changing hands, Carreras dropped $1 to close at $66, while trading 6,072 units, Ciboney declined by 6 cents to 15 cents with 2,955,517 shares trading, Gleaner traded 113,790 shares but fell 4 cents to $2.46. Grace Kennedy ended with 8,369 shares trading to close at $82.25 after gaining 70 cents. Jamaica Broilers jumped $1.15 with 647,438 units to close at $14.90, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with 46,000 shares trading but rose 40 cents to close at $22.35, JMMB Group had 22,851 units changing hands at $11. JSE fn qts 19-02-16Kingston Wharves had 7,260 shares trading with a gain of 5 cents at $11.40, Mayberry Investments traded 35,970 units to close at $4.5 for a decline of 5 cents, National Commercial Bank traded 109,827 shares to close at $41 after gaining 70 cents, while Pan Jamaican traded 14,727 shares with a fall of $1.30 to end at $94.70. Radio Jamaica traded 1,414 units but fell 30 cents to $4.30, Sagicor Group fell 1 cent with 469,568 shares changing hands at $22.10, Scotia Group had 1,242,641 shares changing hands to close with a gain of 50 cents to end at $33.50. Scotia Investments had 5,174 units changing hands at $28 after rising $1. Seprod closed at $22, with 26,364 shares trading, Supreme Ventures fell 5 cents to close at $5.85 with 170,772 units changing hands, JMMB Group 5.75% preference share traded 35,000 at $1.06 and Proven Investments preference share traded 40,000 units at $5.

More retreat for JSE on Thursday

Carib Cement closed at a new 52 weeks' high on Thursday of $30.50.

Carib Cement closed at a new 52 weeks’ high on Thursday of $30.50.

Investors pushed the Jamaica stock market down sharply again on Thursday as a wide cross section of the market showed weakness with declining stocks beating advancing ones by a good margin. Stock prices were widely down with 19 securities declining and the prices of 10 securities gaining as 45 changed hands in all market segments. Trading resulted in the while 3 stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high and two at intraday highs.
A total of 2,801,152 units valued at $40,035,868 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 876,572 units changing hands, valued at $3,718,863.
The JSE Market Index dived 913.83 points to 157,322.61 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 1,021.27 points to end at 174,773.18 and the JSE combined index dumped by 972.44 points to close at 168,580.74.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
JSE Sum 18-02-16rAt the end of the market activities, Barita Investments ended with 119,000 units traded to close at $4.60, Berger Paints rose 20 cents to end at $4.70, with 13,950 units traded, Cable and Wireless closed with 58,929 units changing hands, with a loss of 1 cent at $1.59. Caribbean Cement jumped 50 cents to close at $30.50 with 11,868 shares changing hands, Carreras jumped $1.30 to close at $67, to end at a 52 weeks’ high while trading 150,641 units, Gleaner traded 57,510 shares but rose 5 cents to $2.50, Grace Kennedy ended with 2,449 shares trading to close at $82.25 after dropping 75 cents. Jamaica Broilers fell 75 cents with 244,239 units to close at $13.75, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with 210,710 shares trading but lost 5 cents to close at $21.95, JMMB Group dropped 25 cents in trading 38,315 units at $11. Kingston Wharves had 5,900 shares trading at $11.40, Mayberry Investments traded 16,800 units to close at $4.80 for a rise of 30 cents, JSE fn qts 18-02-16National Commercial Bank traded 45,262 shares to close at $40.30 after declining by $1.20, while 138 Students Living traded 146,285 shares with a fall of 10 cents to end at $5.60. Proven Investments traded 32,164 shares at 20 US cents, Radio Jamaica traded 17,651 units but fell 5 cents to $4.60, Sagicor Group fell 82 cents with 15,459 shares changing hands at $22.11, Scotia Group had 177,068 shares changing hands to close with a gain of 99 cents to end at $33. Scotia Investments had 1,200 units changing hands at $27 after dropping $3. Seprod closed at $22, with 104,200 shares trading, Supreme Ventures fell 10 cents to close at $5.90 with 48,200 units changing hands, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 66,900 at $2.15 and Proven Investments preference share traded 502,476 units at $5.

JSE retreated again on Wednesday

Carreras traded at a new 52 week's high on Wednesday

Carreras traded at a new 52 week’s high on Wednesday

Investors pushed the Jamaica stock market down sharply again on Wednesday as a wide cross section of the market showed weakness with declining stocks beating advancing ones by a good margin. Stock prices were widely down with 19 securities declining and the prices of 10 securities gaining as 45 changed hands in all market segments. Trading resulted in the while three stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs.
A total of 2,801,152 units valued at $45,600,266 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 876,572 units changing hands, valued at $3,718,863.
The JSE Market Index dived 934.62 points to 158,236.44 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 1,044.48 points to end at 175,794.45 and the JSE combined index dipped by 1,117.25 points to close at 169,553.18.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
JSE Sum 17-02-16rAt the end of the market activities, Berger Paints fell 30 cents to end at $4.50, with 37,301 units traded, Cable and Wireless close with 178,301 units changing hands at $1.60, Caribbean Cement jumped $3.40 to close at $30 with 83,508 shares changing hands. Carreras gained of 70 cents to close at $65.70, to end at a 52 weeks’ high while trading 245,117 units, Desnoes & Geddes traded 76,000 shares but lost 2 cents to $22.85, Grace Kennedy ended with 3,269 share trading to close at $83, Jamaica Broilers had 72,174 shares trading with a rise of 50 cents to end at $14. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended with 3,000 shares trading but lost 50 cents to close at $22, JMMB Group dropped 75 cents in trading 94,905 units at $11.25, Kingston Wharves had 38,100 shares trading at $11.40, JSE fn qts 17-02-16Mayberry Investments traded 26,020 units to close at $4.50. National Commercial Bank traded 183,199 shares to close at $40 after rising by $1.50, while 138 Students Living traded 354,615 shares with a rise of 20 cent to end at $5.70, Pan Jamaican Investment traded only 334 units with a rise of $1.45 to end at $96. Scotia Group had 173,359 shares changing hands to close with a fall of $1.99 to end at $32.01, Scotia Investments had 6,000 units changing hands at $30 after jumping $3.45. Seprod closed at $22, with 33,153 shares trading, Supreme Ventures rose 10 cents to close at $6 with 138,588 units changing hands and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 66,900 at $2.15.

JSE down sharply in early trading

The Jamaica Stock Exchange got to a moderate start with prices being on the soft side, following Tuesday’s large number of declines. JSE Int Cht 17-02-16The market indices all slipped between 1.21 percent for the JSS index to 1.23 percent for the juniors after 75 minutes of trading.
A total of 7 stocks fell and only 8 rose as 30 securities have been active with just 621,780 units changing hands.
National Commercial has not yet traded but seems heavy, with offers at $39.50, below Tuesday’s last traded price of $40, while Scotia Group fell from $34 to $32. AMG Packaging fell from $19.15 to $18 after the stock traded as high as $21.50 last week on low volume and Lasco Distributors declined from $7.79 to $7.35.
The all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 2,151.91 points to 174,687.02, the JSE Market Index lost 1,925.55 points to 157,245.51, the JSE combined index fell 2,069.78 points to 168,600.65 and the junior market index dropped 28.13 points to 2,250.89.

JSE market dived sharply – Tuesday

 Jamaican Stock Exchange closed at a new all-time high of $22.50.

Jamaican Stock Exchange closed at a new all-time high of $22.50.

Investors pushed the Jamaica stock market down sharply on Tuesday as stock prices were widely down on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with 22 securities declined as 43 changed hands in all market segments. Trading resulted in the prices of 9 securities gaining while four stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high and 3 at an intraday high.
A total of 4,504,769 units valued at $138,949,178 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 1,008,928 units, valued at $4,603,766.
The JSE Market Index dived 3,286.73 points to 159,171.06 the all Jamaica Composite Index dropped 3,673.11 points to end at 176,838.93 and the JSE combined index dipped by 3,413.10 points to close at 170,670.43.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
JSE Sum 16-02-16At the end of the market activities, Berger Paints fell 18 cents to end at $4.80, with 50,576 units traded, Cable and Wireless lost 9 cents with 268,452 units changing hands at $1.60, Caribbean Cement fell 90 cents to close at $26.60 with 18,305 shares changing hands. Carreras traded as high as $65.70, but closed with a gain of 90 cents, to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $65 while trading 625,721 units, Grace Kennedy ended with 562,543 share trading with a loss of $1 to close at $83, Jamaica Broilers had 17,581 shares trading with a loss of 95 cents at $14. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 3,403 shares with a rise of $2.50 to close at a 52 weeks’ high $22.50, JMMB Group dropped $1 in trading 76,393 units at $12, Kingston Wharves had 21,850 shares trading at $11.40, Mayberry Investments fell 40 cents to close at $4.50 with 41,436 units traded, JSE fn qts 16-02-16rafter trading at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $5.08 National Commercial Bank traded 396,112 shares to close at $40 after falling by $2, Pan Jamaican Investment traded 49,943 units with a loss of $1.45 to end at $94.55, Scotia Group had 326,093 shares changing hands to close at $34, Scotia Investments had 261,404 units changing hands at $26.55 after dropping $3.25. Seprod rose $2 to close at $22, with 69,528 shares trading, Supreme Ventures declined by 55 cents to close at $5.90 with 240,000 units changing hands. Proven Investments ordinary share traded at 22 US cents with 41,720 units, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 296,000 at $2.15 and Proven Investments preference share traded 97,524 units to close at $5.