JSE main market bounces – Friday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange enjoyed increased trading levels at the close on Friday over Thursday’s improved levels, leading the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index to jump 3,235.32 points to 410,410.81 and the JSE Index climbing by 2,944.56 points to 373,934.51.
Main market activity ended with, 7,016,682 units valued at $207,252,597 changing hands, in contrast with 4,986,769 units valued at $74,552,633, on Thursday.
The main and US markets traded a total of 33 securities, with prices of 13 rising, 9 declining with 9 remaining unchanged, compared to 31 securities trading on Thursday.
Wisynco Group led trading with 2,688,897 units for 38 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Grace Kennedy, with 1,521,787 shares and accounting for 22 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Sygnus Credit with 543,056 stock units for 8 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.
An average of 241,955 units valued at an average of $7,146,641 for each security traded. In contrast to 184,695 units for an average of $2,761,209 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 358,447 units valued $13,030,049 and previously, 523,805 units valued $16,891,062. Trading for January resulted in an average of 101,980 units, valued at $3,042,494, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Berger Paints lost $1.50 and ended at $19.50, with an exchange of 5,153 stock units, Jamaica Broilers climbed $4 in trading of 58,277 units, to close at $33, Jamaica Producers gained $1 to close at $23, trading 17,568 shares. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading with 81,864 units changing hands, with a rise of 5 cents to a record close of $14, Kingston Wharves lost 38 cents and settled at $68.52, with 266,720 units changing hands. Proven Investments traded 3,000 units and rose 50 cents to close at $27.50, Sagicor Group rose 25 cents in trading 25,424 stock units, to close at $38.80, Scotia Group fell 99 cents and finished trading of 489,552 shares at $53 and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 45 cents to end at $11.15 with an exchange of 543,056 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 52,812 units valued at over $10,639 changing hands. JMMB Group 6% preference share concluded trading at $1.06 with 218 units, JMMB Group 5.75% preference share closed at $2 trading 2,114 shares, Proven Investments traded 14,180 units to close at 22 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments exchanged of 36,300 shares at 9 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index fell 5.54 points to close at 163.88.

JSE main market drops – Thursday

Trading picked up over that on Wednesday on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index falling by 1,009.17 points to 407,175.49 and the JSE Index declining by 918.47 points to 370,989.95.
Main market activity ended with, 4,986,769 units valued at $74,552,633, in contrast with 2,541,810 units valued at $57,485,785 on Wednesday.
The main and US markets traded a total of 31 securities, with prices of 13 rising, 9 declining with 9 remaining unchanged, compared to 34 securities trading on Wednesday.
JMMB Group 7.5% preference share led trading with 2,001,000 units for 40 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Jamaica Broilers with 1,531,165 shares and accounting for 21 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Wisynco Group with 589,188 stock units for 12 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 closing with lower offers.
An average of 184,695 units valued at $2,761,209, in contrast to 42,483 units valued at $1,358,497 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 523,805 units valued $16,891,062 and previously, 523,805 units valued $16,891,062. Trading for January resulted in an average of 101,980 units, valued at $3,042,494, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments fell $1.52 to close at $49.48, with 5,691 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement shed 95 cents to finish at $42.05, trading 15,476 shares, Jamaica Broilers dropped $3.51 in trading of 1,531,165 units, to close at $29. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading with 35,508 units changing hands, with a rise of 45 cents to a record close of $13.95. JMMB Group concluded trading with 12,319 shares but rose 80 cents to $32.80, Kingston Wharves lost $1.10 and settled at $68.90, with 6,557 units changing hands, 138 Student Living rose 41 cents to $3.40, in trading 1,000 units, PanJam Investment rose $1 to end at $75 with 11,974 units changing hands. Sagicor Group fell by 20 cents in trading 30,407 stock units, to close at $38.55, Scotia Group climbed $2.94 and finished trading of 59,319 shares at $53.99 and Seprod lose $1.41 to end at $34.92 with an exchange of 13,581 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 10,022 units valued at US$4,728 changing hands. JMMB Group 6% preference share concluded trading with a gain of 2 cents to settle at $1.06 with 950 units, JMMB Group 5.75% preference share finished with a rise of 1 cent to $2 with 486 shares trading, JMMB Group 5.5% preference share settled ended at $2 with 486 shares and Proven Investments traded 8,100 units and rose 1 cent to close at 22 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index was unchanged at the close at 169.42.

Robust JSE main market gain – Wednesday

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Wednesday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 1,683.64 points to 408,184.66 and the JSE Index advancing by 1,532.33 points to close at 371,908.42.
Main market activity ended with just 2,541,810 units valued at $57,485,785, in contrast with 1,062,072 units valued at over $33,962,415 on Tuesday.
The main and US markets traded a total of 34 securities, with prices of 7 rising, 12 declining with 15 remaining unchanged, compared to 29 securities trading on Tuesday.
Supreme Ventures led trading with 622,892 units for 24.5 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Wisynco Group with 539,782 shares and accounting for 21 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and JMMB Group 7.5% preference share with 415,445 stock units for 16 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
An average of 81,994 units valued at an average of $1,854,380, in contrast to 42,483 units valued at $1,358,497 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 523,805 units valued $16,891,062 and previously, 684,936 units valued at $22,375,029. Trading for January resulted in an average of 101,980 units valued at $3,042,494, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments fell 40 cents to close at $51, with 158,787 shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers fell by 49 cents in trading of 21,422 units at $32.51, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading with 46,997 units changing hands with a rise of 50 cents to $13.50. Kingston Wharves gained 80 cents and settled at $70.00, with 3,678 units changing hands, 138 Student Living rose 68 cents to $2.99, in trading 100 units, PanJam Investment lost $1 to end at $74 with 4,680 units changing hands. Sagicor Group fell by 25 cents trading 22,412 stock units, to close at $38.75, Scotia Group lost $1.95 and finished trading of 16,288 shares at $51.05 and Seprod lost 99 cents to end at $33.51 with an exchange of 12,894 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 61,777 units valued at $6,450 changing hands. Margaritaville  ended trading 477 shares at 24 US cents, Proven Investments traded 6,300 units and rose 1 cent to close at 22 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments closed trading of 55,000 units to close at 9 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced 0.33 points to close at 169.42.

JSE trading volume drops 95% on Tuesday

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The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange major indices roseat the close on Tuesday, but with sharply lower volume that dropped 95 percent from Monday’s levels.
Main market activity ended with just 1,062,072 units valued at over $33,962,415, in contrast with 22,820,352 units valued at $1,138,660,815 on Monday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced by 335.04 points to end at 406,501.02 and the JSE Index gained 304.93 points to close at 370,376.09.
The main and US markets traded a total of 29 securities, with prices of 9 rising, 11 declining with 9 remaining unchanged, compared to 32 securities trading on Monday.
Scotia Group led trading with 216,870 units for 24 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Mayberry Jamaican Equities with 140,980 units and accounting for 22 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Supreme Ventures with just 86,305 units for 8 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 9 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
An average of 42,483 units valued at $1,358,497, in contrast to 786,909 shares valued at $39,264,166 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 684,936 units valued at  $22,375,029 and previously 952,625 units valued at $31,131,917. Trading for January resulted in an average of 101,980 units valued at $3,042,494, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Jamaica Broilers jumped $3 to finish trading of 66,896 units at $33, Jamaica Producers lost $1 to close at $22, with 12,548 shares changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading with 62,328 units changing hands with a rise of 35 cents to $13, JMMB Group fell 50 cents to close at $32, trading 10,248 shares. Kingston Wharves gained 80 cents and settled at $70.00, with 3,678 units changing hands, Sagicor Group fell 99 cents trading 53,111 stock units, to close at $39, Salada Foods jumped $1.25 to $39.25 in trading 1,067 units. Scotia Group lost 97 cents and finished trading of 216,870 shares at $53 and Seprod rose $1.48 cents to end at $34.50 with an exchange of 20,208 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 236,650 units valued at $83,993 changing hands. JMMB 5.75% preference share traded 5,000 units and lost 1 cent to end at a 52 weeks’ low of US$1.99, JMMB 6% preference share concluded trading of 52,960 units at US$1.04, Proven Investments traded 26,040 units and rose 1 cent to close at 22 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments closed trading of 152,650 units to close at 9 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced 3.46 points to close at 169.09.

Heavy trading continues for JSE majors – Monday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange major indices suffered sharp lossesat the close on Monday, with the market having another day of big volume.
Main market activity ended with 22,820,352 units valued at $1,138,660,815 compared with 34,337,150 units valued at $729,254,221, on Friday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dived 8,017.57 points to close at 406,165.98 and the JSE Index plunged 7,297.03 points to close at 370,071.16. Adjustment to the average price of NCB Financial compared to that on Friday, was the major contributing factor to the sharp correction to the indices with the JSE reported closing price being $142.81 versus $148.99 on Friday as opposed to the last traded price of $145 on both days.
The main and US markets traded a total of 32 securities, with prices of 10 rising, 11 declining with 11 remaining unchanged, compared to 33 securities trading on Friday.
Sagicor Group led trading with 5,552,292 units for 24 percent of the day’s volume, followed by  Scotia Group with 4,982,116 units and accounting for 22 percent of the total main market volume changing hands, NCB Financial Group traded 3,598,470 shares and 15.8 percent of main market volume. Also trading in large volumes are, Victoria Mutual Investments with 2,402,133 units, JMMB Group exchanging 2,333,919 shares and Jamaica Stock Exchange with 1,011,290 shares changing hands.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 10 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers. The reading is far less bullish than the reading at the close of Friday, of 15 to 2.
An average of 786,909 units valued at $39,264,166, in contrast to 1,107,650 shares valued at $23,524,330 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 952,625 units valued at $31,131,917. Trading for January resulted in an average of 101,980 units valued at $3,042,494, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments lost 30 cents in closing at $51.50, with 5,650 shares changing hands, Berger Paints gained $1 to end at $21.00, with just 136 stock units trading, Jamaica Producers rose 70 cents to close at $23, with 660 shares changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading with 1,011,290 units changing hands compared to 2,677,014 units on Friday with a decline of 35 cents to $12.65, JMMB Group fell 49 cents to close at $32.50, trading 2,333,919 shares, Proven Investments dropped $8 trading 893,487 units to close at $28. Sagicor Group rose 49 cents trading just under 5.6 million stock units, to close at $39.99, Salada Foods dropped $4 to $38 in trading 10,084 units, Scotia Group climbed $3.67 and finished trading of 4,982,116 shares at $53.97 and Seprod lost 48 cents to end at $33.02 with an exchange of 22,224 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 840,023 units valued at $179,653 changing hands. JMMB Group  5.75% preference share traded 400 units at US$2, JMMB Group 6% preference share concluded trading of 3,040 units at US$1.04 and Proven Investments traded 836,583 units at 21 US cents The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 165.63.

Watch NCB but Fontana may break out

Jamaica Stock Exchange listed companies will start releasing the December quarterly reports this week. Results could move prices depending on how investors view their strength or weaknesses.  
NCB Financial remains on the Watch List with strong gains in operating profit for the December quarter, resulting in increased demand for the stock last week with the price rising to $152.90 but two big trades on Friday peg the price back to $145. The stock should continue to see buying interest around the current level that could well result in another attempt at the $150 level as investors find it difficult to get meaningful supply at the $145 level. There is currently over 210,000 units on offer at $145. The price is currently below near term resistance at $150. If it breaks through then it faces another at $170 with $200 level being the next big one.
Fontana now has a bid to buy 904,281 units at $3.50, with just 56,452 units on offer, for sale at $3.60. A relatively high degree of overhang of supply of the stock that that was on offer, was bought on Thursday. The reduced supply could now pave the way for buyers to be more aggressive in acquiring shares to benefit from the strong potential gains that lie ahead. General Accident enjoyed greater demand in the past week with the price rising to $4. With the 2018 results likely to come out in the region of 45 cents per share that will provide solid incentive for the buyers to pick up the stock.

Fontana upcoming Waterloo Road branch

Jamaica Stock Exchange shares hit new highs during the past week with increasing interest being shown in the stock. Exposed supply is current not high and with expected continued buoyancy in the market and a big increase in new listings this year investors seem more aggressive to buy into what should be another year of increased profit for the company. Supply of Seprod’s shares continue to decline after a period of high supply following the public sale of 91 million shares that satisfied the market and resulted in increased selling as some investors took profit. The price has been inching higher over the past week or two and seems poised to move higher again in the coming weeks. Wisynco’s directors met last week and announced a 7 cents dividend. Most likely, the second quarter results would have been approve at that meeting and should be released this week. Last year results were posted on the JSE website on February 7. The second quarter results, are expected to be better than the first quarter. Revenue in the September quarter was negatively affected by some disruption in sales due to commissioning of new equipment.
The three Lasco companies should be releasing results for the December quarter by the end of the week and the prices could see some movements as a result.

Strong February start for JSE majors

JSE main market showing strong bullish signal in breaking out of a triangle.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange enjoyed strong gains on Friday, with the market indices rising sharply on surging volume trading on the first day of February.
Main market activity ended with 34,337,150 units valued at $729,254,221, up sharply from 5,924,559 units valued at $242,360,666 on Thursday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 3,813.88 points to 414,183.55 and the JSE Index climbed 3,471.13 points to end at 377,368.19.
The main and US markets traded a total of 33 securities, with prices of 15 rising, 9 declining with 9 remaining unchanged, compared to 32 securities trading on Thursday.
Sterling Investments led trading with 14,492,015 units for 42 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Stanley Motta with 9,416,100 units and accounting for 27.4 percent of the total main market volume changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange with 2,677,014 units for 8 percent of the day’s volume NCB Financial Group traded 2.1 million shares and Sagicor Group traded just over 1 million units.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 7 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers. The reading is far less bullish than the reading at the close of Thursday, of 15 to 2.
An average of 1,107,650 units valued at over $23,524,330, in contrast to 219,428 shares valued at $8,976,321 on Thursday. Trading for January resulted in an average of 101,980 units valued at $3,042,494, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Caribbean Cement added 50 cents to close at $43, with 946,432 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy traded 287,170 stock units and lost $1.90 to close at $58, Jamaica Producers fell 70 cents to close at $22.30, with 5,838 shares changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading with 2,677,014 units changing hands with a rise of 50 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $13.50, JMMB Group climbed 99 cents to close at $32.99, trading 27,642 shares, Kingston Wharves settled at $69, with an exchange of 11,574 units. NCB Financial Group lost the $7.90 it gained on Thursday, in trading 2,096,214 shares to end at $145, PanJam Investment jumped $3.85 and ended at $75, with 4,200 units trading, Proven Investments jumped $7 trading just 300 units to close at an all-time high of $35. Productivity Business  preference share gained $3 trading 1,110,200 shares at $108.01, Pulse Investments  regained the 40 cents it gave up on Thursday, to finish at $3.20, with an exchange of just 100 shares, Sagicor Group dropped $1.55 trading 1,047,258 stock units, to close at $39.50. Seprod rose 38 cents to end at $33.50 with an exchange of 102,383 shares, Stanley Motta fell 50 cents in trading 9,416,100 units to close at $4.75 and Wisynco Group lost 50 cents to settle at $10.05, with an exchange of 48,385 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 73,267 units valued at $35,223 changing hands. JMMB 6% preference share concluded trading of 23,900 units at $1.04 and Proven Investments traded 49,367 units at 21 US cents The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 0.11 points to close at 165.63.

Drop for JSE majors in Januray

Trading levels rose sharply on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with the market indices rising sharply with advancing stocks beating declining ones by 40 percent, that left the market still 1.6 percent below the 2018 close.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index surged 4,736.13 points to 410,369.67 and the JSE Index climbed 4,310.50 points to 373,897.06.
Main market activity ended with 5,924,559 units valued at $242,360,666 compared to 2,161,352 units valued at $54,090,319 on Wednesday.
The main and US markets traded a total of 32 securities, with prices of 14 rising, 10 declining with 8 remaining unchanged, compared to 36 securities trading on Wednesday.
Caribbean Cement led trading with 2,041,592 units for 34.5 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Scotia Group with 1,233,769 units and accounting for 21 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Sagicor Group with 761,021 units and 13 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 15 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
An average of 219,428 units valued at an average of $8,976,321 for each security traded, in contrast to 65,496 units for an average of $1,639,101 on Wednesday.  The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 101,980 units valued at $3,042,494 compared to 97,161 units valued at $2,776,359, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Caribbean Cement lost $1 to close at $42.50, with 2,041,592 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy traded 499,561 stock units and gained $1.40 to close at $59.90, Jamaica Broilers gained $1.10 to close at $30, with an exchange of 63,683 units, Jamaica Producers rose $1.20 to close at $23, with 12,015 shares changing hands. JMMB Group fell 50 cents to close at $32 trading 159,216 shares, NCB Financial Group climbed $7.90 trading 92,786 shares to end at $152.90, PanJam Investment lost 85 cents and ended at $71.15, with 153,775 units trading, Proven Investments traded 2,196 units with a rise of $1.50 to close at $28. Pulse Investments lost 40 cents and finished at $2.80, with an exchange of just 100 shares, Sagicor Group rose $2.55 in trading 761,021 stock units, to close at $41.05, Salada Foods jumped $4 and ended trading at an all-time high of $42, with 7,180 stock units trading. Scotia Group dropped $1.69 to end trading of 1,233,769 shares at $50.31, Seprod rose $1.12 to end at $33.12 with an exchange of 19,046 shares and Stanley Motta gained 25 cents in trading 7,000 units to close at $5.25.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 1,399,848 shares valued at US$319,369 changing hands. JMMB 6% preference share fell 3 cents and concluded trading of 18,207 units at $1.04, JMMB Group 5.75% preference share fell 5 cents and settled at US$2.01, trading 5,000 shares, Productivity Business traded 18,608 stock units at 59 US cents. Proven Investments traded 1,312,533 units at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaica dollar denominated shares traded 45,500 units to close at 8 US cents after rising 1 cent. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 1.16 points to close at 165.52.

 

 

 

17 rising stocks for JSE – Wednesday

Trading levels slipped further on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday, but the market indices rose moderately on the back of a strong advance decline ratio of 2 to 1.
Main market activity ended with 2,161,352 units valued at $54,090,319, compared to 3,483,939 units valued at $97,848,026 on Tuesday.
The main and US markets traded a total of 36 securities, with prices of 17 rising, 8 declining with 11 remaining unchanged, compared to 29 securities trading on Tuesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index increased by 563.36 points to 405,633.54 and the JSE Index advanced 512.73 points to close at 369,586.56.
JMMB Group 7.5% preference share led trading with just 434,845 units for 20 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Proven Investments with 320,020 units in the Jamaica market, accounting for 15 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and Mayberry Investments with 309,300 units and 14 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 17 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 closing with lower offers.
An average of 65,496 units valued at $1,639,101, in contrast to 129,035 shares valued at $3,624,001 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 97,161 units valued at $2,776,359 compared to 98,833 units valued at $2,713,553, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Caribbean Cement climbed $2.30 to close at $43.50, with 65,758 shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers gained 50 cents to close at $28.90, with an exchange of 14,712 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 50 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $12.50, trading 32,605 shares. JMMB Group rose 40 cents to close at $32.50 trading of 32,269 shares. Kingston Wharves gained 25 cents and settled at $69.75, with 7,130 units changing hands, PanJam Investment lost 85 cents and ended at $71.15, with 153,775 units trading, Pulse Investments lost 80 cents and finished at $3.20, with an exchange of just 729 shares. Sagicor Group  lost $1.50 in trading of 15,857 stock units, to close at $38.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 45 cents and settled at $10.60, with 10,500 shares changing hands, Salada Foods jumped $3 and ended trading at an all-time high of $38, with 4,300 stock units trading. Scotia Group  lost 25 cents to end trading of 8,405 shares at $52, Seprod gained 50 cents to end at $32 with an exchange of 18,041 shares, Stanley Motta gained 69 cents in trading 15,950 units to close at $5 and Supreme Ventures  climbed 96 cents and ended at $19.96, trading 63,554 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 15,860 units valued at $2,984, changing hands. JMMB Group 6.00% preference share traded with 100 units at US$1.07, Proven Investments traded 12,360 units at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaica dollar denominated shares traded 3,400 units to close at 8 US cents after slipping 1 cent. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 0.71 points to close at 164.36.

Rising stocks dominate JSE – Tuesday

Trading slipped on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, but the market indices rose sharply on the back of a strong advance decline ratio of more than 2 to 1.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 3,715.37 points to close at 405,070.18 and the JSE Index climbed 3,381.47 points to close at 369,073.83.
Main market activity ended with 3,483,939 units valued at $97,848,026, compared to 7,589,172 units carrying a value of $145,956,290 on Monday.
The main and US markets traded a total of 29 securities, with prices of 12 rising, 5 declining with 12 remaining unchanged, compared to 33 securities trading on Monday.
Seprod led trading with 1,103,785 units for 31.7 percent of the day’s volume, followed by JMMB Group 7.5% preference share with 470,000 units accounting for 13.5 percent of the total main market volume changing hands and PanJam Investment with 388,297 units and 9 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator ended with the reading showing 13 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
An average of 129,035 units valued at an average of $3,624,001 traded, in contrast to 244,812 units valued at $4,708,267 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts 98,833 units valued at $2,713,553 compared to 97,469 units valued at $2,670,351, previously. Trading for December ended, with an average of 835,037 units with a value of $25,906,477, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Carreras rose 27 cents and concluded trading at $9.49, with 123,016 units trading, Grace Kennedy rose 45 cents trading 9,817 stock units to close at $58.50, Jamaica Producers shed $1.20 and closed at $21.80, with 1,767 shares changing hands, JMMB Group fell 40 cents to close at $32.10 trading of 12,850 shares. Kingston Wharves gained 50 cents and settled at $69.50, with 2,556 units changing hands, PanJam Investment rose 80 cents and ended at $72, with 388,297 units trading, Pulse Investments rose by 60 cents and finished at $4, with an exchange of 79,840 shares,the stock traded earlier in the day at a record high of $4.50. Sagicor Group added $1.19 trading of 30,849 stock units, to close at $40, Scotia Group gained 75 cents to end trading of 15,520 shares at $52.25, Seprod lost 85 cents to end at $31.50 with an exchange of 1,103,785 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaica dollar denominated shares, gained 90 cents in trading 1,400 units to close at $11.
Trading in the US dollar market resulted in 23,850 units valued at $3,437, changing hands. Proven Investments traded 10,750 units at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaica dollar denominated shares traded 33,100 units to close at 9 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 0.64 points to close at 165.07.