JSE main market rebounds on Monday

Scotia Group traded at a new 52 weeks' high of $32.75 on Monday.

Scotia Group traded at a new 52 weeks’ high of $32.75 on Monday.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange closed on Monday with wild swings in the indices with the main markets rising quite strongly in the early morning session only to see it fall by 11 am but regained lost ground to be up strongly at the close. The junior market surged out of the block from the start with that index rising over 8 percent at the peak.
The JSE Market Index jumped 1,053.22 points to 157,776.59, the all Jamaica Composite Index 1,177.02 points to end at 175,280.53 and the JSE combined index rose 2,503.44 points to close at 169,179.92.
At the close, 6,236,086 units valued at only $35,592,624 changed hands in all markets with the junior market accounting for of 2,024,430 units changed hands, valued at $9,319,672. Trading was broad based with a total of 43 active securities in all market segments as 25 in the combined markets gained and 12 declined. Eight stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs and two traded at intraday highs.
ICI -JSE Sum-11-01-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 with lower offers.
In trading, Barita Investments traded 31,500 shares and added 15 cents to close at $3.95, Berger Paints ended with 25,670 shares trading at $3.69, for a rise of 49 cents. Cable and Wireless ended with 649,150 units changing hands to close at $1.40, Caribbean Cement jumped $3.95 to end at $25, with 11,122 shares trading, Carreras climbed $1 and closed at $61 with 69,500 units changing hands. Ciboney traded only 1,318,523 shares with price rising 1 cent to 26 cents, Gleaner Company traded 142,515 shares to close at $2.70, Grace Kennedy closed with a gain of 33 cents as 18,969 units changed hands at $84.33. Jamaica Broilers gained 20 cents and closed at $10.95 with 86,400 shares changing hands, for a new 52 weeks’ high, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 27,135 shares and gained 22 cents to close at $18.82, JMMB Group traded 34,090 units and rose 59 cents to end at a 52 weeks high of $12.95, Kingston Wharves traded 34,334 units at $11.25. ICI -JSE fn qts 11-01-16Mayberry Investments traded 20,000 shares and gained 25 cents to end at $4.65, National Commercial Bank fell $1.54 to end at $41.51, with 37,983 units changing hands. Radio Jamaica had 115,654 shares trading at $5.50. Sagicor Group fell 3 cents to close at $23 with 338,597 units changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 34,900 shares at $11.60, Scotia Group closed with 16,708 shares changing hands at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $32.75 for a gain of 75 cents. Scotia Investments fell 3 cents to close at $29.02 after 3,830 units traded, Seprod traded 20,541 units but gained 60 cents to end at $20.60, Supreme Ventures rose 6 cents to end at $4.66 with 981,818 units changing hands and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 176,760 units to end at $2.

12 new highs as JSE explodes Wednesday

NCB ended at a new closing high of $42.

NCB ended at a new closing high of $42.

Twelve stocks traded at 52 weeks’ closing highs as the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market exploded by the close of trading with the main indices jumping between 2,496 and 2,870 points, as JMMB Group jumped to $11.10, National Commercial Bank moved to a record close of $42, Sagicor group jumped to a new closing high of $22.
The JSE Market Index surged 2,568.62 points to 154,252.66, the all Jamaica Composite Index soared by 2,870.57 points to end at 171,342.34 and the JSE combined index leapt 2,496.15 points to close at 162,129.73.
At the close, 17,158,401 units valued at $122,672,205 changed hands in all markets with the junior market accounting for of 3,347,529 units changed hands, valued at $9,025,299. Trading was broad based with a total of 44 active securities in all market segments as 25 in the combined markets rising and 10 declining.
The main market seems on its way to 185,000 points level the nest major area of resistance having been moving well away from resistance around the 165,000 points level on the all Jamaica composite index.
ICI -JSE Sum-6-01-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In trading, Berger Paints ended with 4,349,578 shares trading at $3.16, for a rise of 1 cent. Cable and Wireless fell 5 cents, with 390,428 units changing hands to close at $1.35, Caribbean Cement jumped $1.50 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $21, with 163,870 shares trading, Carreras closed at $61, with 1,720 units changing hands for a rise of 15 cents. Ciboney traded 57,841 shares with price rising 4 cents to 25 cents, Desnoes and Geddes traded 1,417 shares but closed down 5 cents to $29, Gleaner Company traded 710,170 shares at $2.50 with a 45 cents gain. Grace Kennedy closed with 4,031 units changing hands, for 50 cents higher at $84.70, Jamaica Broilers rose 30 cents and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $10.75 with 34,091 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 5,000 shares to end at $31.99 for a loss of 1 cent. Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 37,839 shares to close at $18.60. JMMB Group traded 1,104,439 units and rose 65 cents to end at a 52 weeks high of $11.10, ICI -JSE fn qts 6-01-16s=”alignright size-full wp-image-24176″ />Kingston Wharves rose 5 cents in trading 6,071,000 units at $11.40, Mayberry Investments had 10,530 units changing hands for $4.35, National Commercial Bank gained $1.42 to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $42, with 13,868 units changing hands. 138 Student Living had 3,067 units trading for a gain of 5 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of $4.75, Radio Jamaica had 377,987 shares trading at $5. Sagicor Group jumped $1.81 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $22 with 15,950 units changing hands. Scotia Group had 218,703 shares changing hands at $30.02 for a gain of 1 cent and Supreme Ventures rose 3 cents to end at $4.66 with 123,931 units changing hands and Proven Investments traded 41,432 ordinary shares to end at 22.9 US cents.

JSE starts 2016 on a new high

 NCB closed at new high of $40.50 on Monday.

NCB closed at new high of $40.50 on Monday.

The Jamaica stock market started the new-year where it left off the old with all three main indices making generous gains to reach new records. The JSE Market Index climbed 777.23 points to 151,469.36, the all Jamaica Composite Index rose 868.60 points to end at 168,231.85 and the JSE combined index gained 945.76 points to close at 159,214.90.
At the close, 5,096,460 units valued at $149,875,337 changed hands in all markets with the junior market accounting for of 1,707,388 units, valued at $6,741,784. A total of 35 securities traded in all market segments, 17 of which in the combined markets gained and 8 declined. Five stocks traded at 52 weeks’ closing high and 2 at intraday 52 weeks’ high as investors continue to push prices higher.
The main market was facing resistance around the 165,000 points level, the on the all Jamaica composite index, now that it has crossed it and seems to be moving away. This level appears to be moving towards support for the market.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading,ICI -JSE Sum-01-16 in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 11 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
In trading, Berger Paints ended with 85,100 shares trading at $3.15 for a loss of 5 cents, Cable and Wireless rose 8 cents with 212,690 units changing hands to close at $1.38, Caribbean Cement climbed 54 cents to end at $20.44, with 10,000 shares trading. Carreras closed at $60, with 2,261,300 units changing hands for 82 cents fall but not until after it traded at a new 52 weeks’ intraday high of $62, Gleaner Company traded 52,000 shares at $1.70 with a 40 cents increase. Grace Kennedy with 2,483 units changing hands finished $2.75 higher at $84, Jamaica Broilers rose 25 cents and closed at $10.50 with 124,677 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 1,000 shares to end at $32, after rising $1.32, ICI -JSE fn qts-01-16Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 39 cents in trading 1,400 shares at $18.99, National Commercial Bank gained 50 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $40.50, with 12,145 units changing hands. 138 Student Living had 260,933 units trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.60 after rising by 10 cents, Radio Jamaica had 51,000 shares trading with a gain of 42 cents to end at $4.08, Sagicor Group closed at $20 with 24,426 units changing hands, Scotia Group had 36,809 shares changing hands at $30.01. Seprod closed with a loss of 44 cents at $20.56 with 2,938 shares trading, Supreme Ventures ended at $4.66 with 208,363 units changing hands and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.25% preference share traded 26,000 units to gain 4 cents and ended at $2.06.

JSE closes 2015 on a new high

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Sagicor Group HQ - its stock traded at a new high of $20 on the JSE

Sagicor Group HQ – its stock traded at a new high of $20 on the JSE

The Jamaica stock market ended a momentous 2015 with all three main indices making generous gains to reach new record highs, with the JSE combined market index recording gains of 102 percent for the year to date and the all Jamaica composite up 99 percent.
At the close, 6,627,296 units valued at $58,113,757 changed hands in all markets with the junior market accounting for 4,049,568 units, valued at $15,799,898. A total of 36 securities traded in all market segments, 19 of which in the combined markets gained and 8 declined. Four stocks traded at 52 weeks’ closing high and 1 at intraday 52 weeks’ high as investors continue to push prices higher.
At the close the JSE Market Index climbed 874.37 points to 150,692.13, the all Jamaica Composite Index rose 977.16 points to end at 167,363.25 and the JSE combined index gained 815.65 points to close at 158,269.14. The main market was facing resistance around the 165,000 points level, the on the all Jamaica composite index, now that it has crossed it, JSE Sum 31-12-15rthe first week in 2016 will show if that level will now provide strong support for launch higher.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In trading, Cable and Wireless fell 4 cents with 91,865 units changing hands to close at $1.30 after trading as high as $1.45, Caribbean Cement fell 10 cents to end at $19.90, with 288,060 shares trading, Carreras closed at $60.82, with 8,378 units changing hands for 3 cents fall. Gleaner Company traded 2,661 shares at $1.30 with a 10 cents decline but had a bid at $1.49 to buy 10,240 shares. Grace Kennedy with 1,728 units changing hands finished higher by $1.15 at $81.25, Jamaica Broilers rose 25 cents and closed at $10.25 with 477,964 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 4,891 shares to end at $30.68, after falling 32 cents. JSE Fn Qts 31-12-15Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 39 cents in trading 100,000 shares at $18.60, Kingston Wharves closed at $11.35 with 41,990 shares changing hands, 5 cents higher. National Commercial Bank gained 99 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ high of $40, with 170,396 units changing hands, the stock traded as high as $40.02 for a 52 weeks’ intraday high. Pan Jamaican Investment had 4,140 shares trading with a gain of $1 to $94, Sagicor Group gained $1.50 and closed at $20 for 52 weeks’ high with 37,610 units changing hands, Scotia Group had 163,055 shares changing hands at $30.01 after falling by $1.48. Scotia Investments closed at $30 with only 5,000 shares trading and Supreme Ventures rose 4 cents and ended at $4.66 with 509,719 units changing hands.

JSE up 101% to Wednesday

JSE Market index is up 101% for 2015 to December 30.

JSE Combined index is up 101% for 2015 to December 30.

Trading ended on the Jamaica stock market with all three main indices making strong gains to reach new record highs, with the JSE combined index recording gains of 101 percent for the year to date.
At the close, 52,944,749 units valued at $911,064,403 changed hands in all markets with the junior market accounting for 886,844 units, valued at $4,712,436.
Trading was swollen by the sale of Grace Kennedy’s 58.15 percent interest it held in Hardware & Lumber (H&L), with the shares traded over the Jamaica Stock Exchange floor today by GK Capital Management amounting to 47,013,417 at $18.50 per share. A total of 47,076,054 shares were traded amounting to $870,892,021.
At the close 33 securities traded in all market segments. A total 15 securities in the combined markets gained and 6 declined. Five stocks traded at 52 weeks’ closing high and 1 at intraday 52 weeks’ high as investors continue to push prices higher.
At the close the JSE Market Index climbed 1,322.30 points to 149,817.76, the all Jamaica Composite Index rose 1,477.75 points to end at 166,386.09 and the JSE combined index gained 1,838.65 points to close at 157,453.49. The main market was facing resistance around the 165,000 points level, the on the all Jamaica composite index, now that it has crossed it, there needs to more movement upwards for this level to become a strong support.
JSE Sum 30-12-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In trading, Cable and Wireless gained 4 cents with 129,025 units changing hands to close at $1.34, Caribbean Cement rose $1.80 to end at $20, with 15,250 shares trading, Carreras closed at $60.85, with 4,100 units changing hands for 10 cents more to end at a 52 weeks’ high. Gleaner Company traded 2,775,068 shares at $1.40 with a rise of 10 cents, on the morning that the meeting was called to vote on the merger of the company’s media business with Radio Jamaica. Grace Kennedy with 2,700 units changing hands finished at $80.10, Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents to close at $10 with 163,150 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 2,169 shares to end at $31, after shedding $1. JMMB Group closed at $10.25 with 771,900 units changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange traded 21,518 shares at $18.99, Kingston Wharves closed at $11.30 with 1,496 shares changing hands for 5 cents lower. JSE Fn Qts 30-12-15National Commercial Bank lost 49 cents to end at $39.01, with 141,836 units changing hands, Sagicor Group gained 90 cents and closed with 462,258 units changing hands at $18.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 173,400 shares to close at $11. Scotia Group had 96,895 shares changing hands at a new 52 weeks’ high of $31.49 after rising by $1.49 but had an offer at $29.50 to sell 1,000 shares at the close. Seprod closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $21 after rising by 44 cents with only 4,000 shares trading, Sterling Investments had 17,049 units trading at $13, Supreme Ventures ended at $4.66 with 179,175 units changing hands and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 28,400 units at 22.99 US cents.

20 stocks gained on JSE – Thursday

Sagicor Group HQ - its stock traded at a new high on the JSE

Sagicor Group HQ – its stock traded at a new high on the JSE

Trading ended on the Jamaica stock market with 3,528,863 units valued at $30,773,107 changing hands, in all market segments with 35 securities trading. The junior market accounted for 1,752,229 units, valued at $12,898,901 of the trades.
A total 20 stocks in the combined markets gained, 11 declined including 3 preference shares. Four stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high and one at an intraday high.
At the close the JSE Market Index climbed 450.69 points to 146,147.21, the all Jamaica Composite Index rose 503.67 points to end at 162,284.04 and the JSE combined index gained 748.48 points to close at 152,990.17. The main market faces resistance test around the 165,000 points level, on the all Jamaica composite index. JSE Sum 24-12-15
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Cable and Wireless gained 18 cents with 536,041 units changing hands to close at $1.33, Caribbean Cement gained 11 cents to end at $18.20 with 48,045 shares trading, Carreras lost 75 cents in closing at $60 with 78,450 units changing hands. Gleaner closed with 498,116 units changing hands at $1.10 for a fall of 20 cents, as it appears that the merger with Radio Jamaica in its present form, is in jeopardy. Grace Kennedy fell back by $4.98, with 6,100 units changing hands, to finish at $80.02, Jamaica Broilers fell by 35 cents to close at $9.85 with 36,600 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers traded 20,000 shares to end at $32, JSE Fn Qts 24-12-15 Jamaica Stock Exchange rose by $2.99 to close at $18.99 with 11,270 units changing hands. Mayberry Investments had 133,277 shares trading at $4.30 for a gain of 10 cents, National Commercial Bank rose 20 cents to end at $39.90, with 29,018 units changing hands, Pulse Investments traded 34,270 units with a gain of 20 cents at $2.50. Sagicor Group closed with 55,026 units changing hands with a gain of 10 cents at $17.60 for a new 52 weeks’ closing high, but traded earlier at $18.50 for an intraday high, Scotia Group gained 9 cents with 141,900 shares changing hands at $28.70. Seprod traded 8,033 units and gained 25 cents in ending at $20.60, Supreme Ventures ended at $4.66 with a rise of 6 cents with 68,393 units changing hands and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 45,700 units with a rise of 3.2 cents to close at 22.75 US cents.

Stocks eke out more gains – Thursday

Seprod hits new 52 weeks' high on Thursday

Seprod hits new 52 weeks’ high on Thursday

The main market recorded another day of gains on Thursday, but the with a negative advance decline ratio the main indices enjoyed just a moderate gain. The market closed with 45,015,874 units valued at $192,134,961 changing hands, in all market segments with 34 securities trading.
The junior market accounted for 43,233,932 units, valued at $166,308,887 as 19 stocks in the combined markets gained, 14 declined, 5 stocks closed at 52 weeks’ high and 1 traded at an intraday high, but pulled back before the close.
While the main market indices rose, the gains were low at under 250 points with the JSE Market Index climbing 152.28 points to 144,410.21, the all Jamaica Composite Index rising 170.18 points to end at 160,342.85 and the JSE combined index adding 224.86 points aided by junior market gains, to close at 150,962.10. The main market faces a test at 165,000 points resistance level, on the all Jamaica composite index, but based on the churning of price movements in recent weeks, it is likely to take some more trading days to break through that level if the break takes place.
JSE Sum 17-12-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In trading, Berger Paints ended with 45,252 units trading with a decline of 15 cents to $3.15, Cable and Wireless rose 9 cents with only 198,570 units changing hands to close at $1.40, at the close, there were over 2 million units on the offer at $1.40 with bids not looking particularly strong at $1.30 and below. Caribbean Cement closed with a loss of 20 cents to end at $18, with 53,180 shares changing hands. Carreras fell 4 cents in closing at $59.01 with a mere 20,543 units trading, Ciboney traded at 27 cents with 65,000 units changing hands, Gleaner traded at $1.26 down 14 cents with 228,000 units trading, Grace Kennedy gained $1.50, with 10,581 units changing hands, to finish at $79.50. Jamaica Broilers price rose $1.90 to $10.50, with 71,366 shares changing hands, the stock was offered for sale at $9.90 at the close. The Jamaica Stock Exchange share traded 22,665 units and lost 5 cents to close at $18.95, Kingston Wharves saw trading in 15,000 shares at $11.35 as the price slipped 5 cents, JSE Fn Qts 17-12-15National Commercial Bank rose 34 cents and ended at $38.70 with 173,608 units changing hands, Pan Jamaican Investment had 13,000 units changing hands at $92.11, having lost 89 cents. Pulse Investments traded 148,669 shares with a loss of 40 cents to end at $2.10, Radio Jamaica lost 60 cents to land at $3 with 12,900 shares trading, Sagicor Group closed with 24,780 units changing hands but the price gained 6 cents to end at $16.81. Scotia Group gained 89 cents with 94,242 shares changing hands at $29, Supreme Ventures fell 15 cents to end at $4.50 with 37,168 units changing hands. Proven Investments rose 0.99 US cents had 145,550 shares trading at 22.99 US cents, followed by Proven Investments 8% preference share with 17,675 units trading at $5.10 with a loss of 40 cents.

Jamaican stocks churning forward

JSE stock traded at a new high on Wednesday

JSE stock traded at a new high on Wednesday

The main market recorded another day of gains on Wednesday, but a negative advance decline ratio, the main indices enjoyed just moderate gains. The market closed with 5,617,754 units valued at $48,826,282 changing hands, in all market segments with 34 securities trading.
The junior market accounted for 2,721,358 units, valued at $9,118,051 as 11 stocks gained, 14 declined, 1 stock closed at a 52 weeks’ high and 2 traded at an intraday high but pulled back before the close.
While the main market indices rose, the gains were very low at under 300 points each with the JSE Market Index climbing just 53.41 points to 144,257.93, the all Jamaica Composite Index rose a mere 59.69 points to end at 160,172.67 and the JSE combined index added 287.46 points thanks to gains in the junior market to close at 150,737.24.
JSE Sum 16-12-15Notwithstanding today’s gains, the main market faces the next test at 165,000 points level, on the all Jamaica composite index.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a good reading of 15 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
In trading, Cable and Wireless rose 1 cent with only 110,997 units changing hands to close at $1.31, Caribbean Cement closed trading at $18.20, with 25,936 shares changing hands. Carreras fell 85 cents in closing at $59.05 with a mere 250 units trading, Ciboney traded at 27 cents with 215,700 units changing hands, Grace Kennedy declined by $1, with 3,246 units changing hands, to finish at $78. Jamaica Broilers traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $10.50, by the close the price fell 65 cents in trading 65,576 shares, to close at $8.60, Jamaica Producers jumped $2.99 in trading 3,125 units at $31, the Jamaica Stock Exchange shares traded 23,288 units at $19, but traded at a new intraday 52 weeks’ high of $19.05.JSE Fn Qts 16-12-15 Kingston Wharves saw trading in 5,500 shares at $11.40 as the price slipped 10 cents, Mayberry Investments gained 30 cents with 400,114 units changing hands to end at $5, National Commercial Bank fell 14 cents and ended at $38.36 with 17,175 units changing hands, Pan Jamaican Investment had 4,581 units changing hands at $93. Radio Jamaica rose by 60 cents and landed at $3.60 with 24,000 shares trading, Sagicor Group closed with 1,867,437 units changing hands but the price fell by 25 cents to end at $16.75, Scotia Group dropped $1.89 with 55,916 shares changing hands at $28.11. Seprod traded 5,000 shares at $20.50, Supreme Ventures fell 30 cents to end at $4.35 with 61,988 units changing hands and Proven Investments fell 0.9 US cent as 37,468 shares traded to close at 22 US cents.

15 up 15 down on Tuesday

Scotia Group traded at an intraday 52 weeks' high of $30.99.

Scotia Group traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $30.99.

The main market recorded another day of gains on Tuesday, pushing the main indices up but by less than on Monday. The market closed on Tuesday with 7,395,180 units valued at $65,085,306 changing hands, in all market segments with 38 securities trading. Of the total value of stocks traded $20,386,711 was executed in the junior market. A total of 15 stocks gained, 15 declined as 1 stock closed at 52 weeks’ high and 1 traded at an intraday high but pulled back before the close.
The JSE Market Index climbed 845.57 points to 144,204.52, the all Jamaica Composite Index rose 944.97 points to end at 160,112.98 and the JSE combined index added 554.46 points to close at 150,449.78. Notwithstanding today’s gains, the main market faces the next test at 165,000 points level, on the all Jamaica composite index.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
In trading, Berger Paints rose by 10 cents in trading 29,253 units at $3.40, Cable and Wireless fell 3 cents with only 138,174 units changing hands and closed at $1.30, Caribbean Cement fell 40 cents and closed trading at $18.20, with 10,731 shares changing hands. JSE Sum 15-12-15Carreras rose $2.90 and closed at $59.90 with 26,654 units trading, Ciboney traded at 27 cents at the close with 114,749 units changing hands after rising 5 cents, Grace Kennedy gained $2.50 with 5,250 units changing hands, to finish at a 52 weeks’ high of $79, Jamaica Broilers fell 65 cents in trading 2,098,850 shares, to close at $9.25. Jamaica Producers was up 1 cent in trading 50,066 units at $28.01, Jamaica Stock Exchange shares rose by a cent in trading 19,449 units at $19 for a new closing 52 weeks’ high, Kingston Wharves saw trading in 100,000 shares at $11.50 as the price gained 30 cents, Mayberry Investments closed with 169,517 units changing hands at $4.70. National Commercial Bank rose 45 cents and ended at $38.50 with 153,879 units changing hands, Pan Jamaican Investment had 87,343 units changing hands at $93, with a rise of 90 cents, Pulse Investments traded 48,666 shares with the price climbing 20 cents to close at $2.50, Radio Jamaica lost 80 cents and landed at $3 with 1,000 shares trading. Sagicor Group with 113,949 units changing hands ended at $17, Salada Foods gained 21 cents and closed at $9.01 while trading 60,000 shares, Scotia Group jumped $1.50 with 217,472 shares changing hands and ended at $30. JSE Fn Qts 15-12-15The banking group traded at an intraday high of $30.99, Scotia Investments dipped $1.05 with 1,000 units trading and closed at $28.95, Seprod traded 81,599 shares and lost 5 cents in closing at $20.50, Supreme Ventures fell 30 cents to end at $4.35 with 61,988 units changing hands. Proven Investments had 25,000 shares trading at 22.9 US cents, followed by Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share, enjoyed a good day of trading, with 808,320 units changing hands at $1.90 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share ended with 707,438 units changing hands at $2.89, with the price slipping a cent.

New record close for JSE – Thursday

Scotia Group closed at a 52 weeks' high on Thursday of $30 a price not seen since 2005.

Scotia Group closed at a 52 weeks’ high on Thursday of $30.

The main market recorded strong gains in trading on Thursday, pushing the indices to new record closing highs, with 37 securities trading on Thursday. The market closed with 7,353,395 units valued at $40,265,775 changing hands, in all market segments. A total of 17 stocks gained and 11 declined as 5 stocks closed at a 52 weeks’ high.
The main market had strong gains over the past two days, helped on Thursday by Scotia Group rising to $30, from $28. The JSE Market Index rose 1,510.31 points to 144,142.97 the all Jamaica Composite Index climbed 1,687.86 points to end at 160,044.19 and the JSE combined index gained 1,446.03 points to close at 150,771.21. The market having broken through the 155,000 points resistance level on the all Jamaica chart faces the next test at 165,000 which is not far off, which could contain any strong upward movement over the next few trading sessions.
JSE Sum 10-12-15 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had a reading of 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In trading, Cable and Wireless lost 2 cents and closed with 1,579,942 units changing hands at $1.38 after trading as high as $1.49, Caribbean Cement closed trading at $18 having risen 18 cents with 156,792 shares changing hands. Carreras rose 5 cents and closed at $56.50 with 5,817 units trading. Ciboney lost 1 cent and ended at 26 cents with 213,316 shares changing hands, Desnoes & Geddes had 68,514 units trading at the close at $30. Gleaner Company traded 17,272 shares at $1.40, Grace Kennedy ended with at a 52 weeks’ closing high with only 399 units changing hands, the stock price rose $1 to finish at $78, JSE Fn Qts 10-12-15Jamaica Broilers gained 50 cents in trading 15,963 shares, to close at $8.80. JMMB Group traded 1,080,760 shares, to close at $10, Kingston Wharves traded 22,945 units to end at $11.20, after shedding 15 cents, National Commercial Bank lost $1.35 and ended at $38.50 with 42,711 units changing hands, Sagicor Group with 90,677 units ended at $16.54. Scotia Group had 146,486 shares changing hands at a 52 weeks’ high of $30, to record a gain of $2, the stock traded at these levels way back in 2005, Seprod had 11,790 units trading with a gain of $1.95 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $20.55 and Supreme Ventures gained 18 cents and ended at $4.90, with 573,000 units changing hands.