All Jamaica hits new record but falters

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market declined on Monday after posting another intraday high of 418,00.53 Points.
At the end of trading, All Jamaica Composite Index lost 1,050.58 points to close at 415,905.53 and the JSE Index fell 957.20 points to 378,937.01.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers, suggesting mostly gains ahead for stocks.
A total of 27 securities traded including 2 in the US dollar market, compared to 32 trading on Friday with the prices of 13 securities rising, 7 declining and 7 holding firm.
There were 6 securities trading at 52 weeks’ highs during the day, with just ending at a 52 weeks’ closing highs. Stocks trading at new highs are Mayberry Investments, JMMB Group, NCB Financial Group and PanJam Investment, while Radio Jamaica ended at a 52 weeks’ low.
Trading ended with major contraction in trading volume in the main market compared to Friday’s levels, with 13,217,499 units valued at $228,334,356 compared to 3,405,863 units valued at $88,834,288 changing hands on Friday.
Trading closed with Wisynco Group led with 10,075,318 units and 76.23 percent of the day’s volume followed by NCB Financial Group with 609,701 units or 4.61 percent of the day’s volume and Jamaica Producers with 551,409 units or just 4.17 percent of the volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 528,700 units valued at over $9,133,374, in contrast to 117,444 shares valued at $3,063,251 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 394,228 shares, valued $6,099,986 and previously, 448,288 shares, valued $6,994,366. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Caribbean Cement gained 90 cents to finish at $50, in exchanging 5,195 shares, Grace Kennedy rose $1 and ended trading 14,811 shares at $62, Jamaica Broilers rose 51 cents in trading 42,674 stock units stock units to close at $33, Jamaica Producers rose 49 cents and finished trading 551,409 units at $29.50 Mayberry Investments rose 50 cents to finish at $9.50, trading 134,512 stock units, NCB Financial Group dropped $3.50 trading 609,701 shares to end at $130, PanJam Investment fell 89 cents and closed at $64.01,with 40,270 stock units trading, Sagicor Group gained $1.05 to settle at $41.05, with 24,540 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost $1 to end at $14, trading 113,782 shares, Scotia Group rose $1 in trading 256,277 units to close at $61, Seprod jumped $2.20 in trading 3,289 shares to close at $49, Stanley Motta rose 75 cents to close at $5.25 with 15,863 shares trading Sterling Investments jumped $2.99 and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $25 with 22,000 shares changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 36 cents in trading 18,302 shares to end at $12.51.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 54.335 units valued at $8,377, changing hands. Proven Investments traded 20,000 shares to close at 23 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share traded 34,335 units to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index gained 0.12 points to 175.27.

All Jamaica leaps to record 416,956

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market climbed sharply on Friday to a new record high after recording the second highest gain in the market’s history, second only to the 9,823 points rise on Monday, this week.
At the end of trading, All Jamaica Composite Index surged 9,736.35 points to a record close of 416,956.11 and the JSE Index jumped 8,870.92 points to a record close of 379,894.21.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 11 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers, suggesting mostly gains ahead for stocks.
A total of 32 securities traded including 3 in the US dollar market, compared to 29 trading on Thursday with the prices of 15 securities rising, 8 declining and 6 holding firm.
There were 6 securities trading at 52 weeks’ highs during the day, with 4 ending at a 52 weeks’ closing highs Stocks trading at new highs are Kingston Wharves, JMMB Group, NCB Financial Group and Salada Foods, while Radio Jamaica ended at a 52 weeks’ low.
Trading ended with major contraction in trading volume in the main market compared to Thursday’s levels, with 3,405,863 units valued at $88,834,288 changing hands compared to 50,485,890 units valued at $464,344,297 on Thursday.
Trading closed with Mayberry Investments trading 1,114,541 shares and 32.7 percent of the day’s volume with the price closing at $9.11 after falling 24 cents. Sagicor Group accounted for 520,345 shares or 15.3 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Barita Investments with 261,000 shares and 7.7 percent of the volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 117,444 units valued at over $3,063,251, in contrast to 1,803,068 shares valued at $16,583,725 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 448,288 shares, valued $6,994,366 and previously, 533,195 shares, valued $6,208,222. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained 30 cents and closed at $18.80, while 261,000 shares were traded up to an intra-day high of $20, Berger Paints climbed 99 cents and ended at $21.99, with 10,142 stock units trading, Jamaica Broilers jumped $4.49 in trading 13,273 stock units stock units at $32.49, JMMB Group climbed $2 and ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $37, trading 26,182 shares, Kingston Wharves jumped $7.90 and finished at a record high of $83, trading 26,042 stock units, Mayberry Investments rose 58 cents to finish at $9, trading 1,114,541 stock units, NCB Financial Group gained $1 trading 232,956 shares to end at a record close of $133.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose $1.50 to $15, trading 190,908 shares, Salada Foods gained 71 cents and ended trading at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $20.71, with 5,941 stock units, after it traded earlier at a high of $23, Scotia Group shed $2 in trading 520,345 units to close at $60, Seprod jumped $2.20 in trading 3,289 shares to close at $49, Stanley Motta lost 75 cents to close at $4.50 with 4,600 shares trading and Supreme Ventures lost $1.20 in trading 83,624 shares to end at $20.50.Trading in the US dollar market closed with 50,772 units valued at $10,647, changing hands. JMMB Group 6% preference share completed trading of 1,800 after inching up by 1 cent to close at $1.07, Proven Investments traded 27,950 shares to close at 23 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share, rose 1 cent in trading 21,022 shares to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index gained 0.51 points to 175.15.

JSE hits new record then drops

Bulls prowling around Jamaican stocks.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market climbed to another record high on Thursday but pulled back towards the close, as the price of Scotia Group traded down to $56 and Grace Kennedy falling at the close.
The All Jamaica Composite Index peaked with gain of 3,093.31 points to a record 411,545.91. At the end of trading, All Jamaica Composite Index declined by 1,232.84 points to close at 407,219.76 and the JSE Index dipped 1,123.25 points to 371,023.29.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 11 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers, suggesting mostly gains ahead for stocks.
A total of 29 securities traded including 1 in the US dollar market, compared to 32 trading on Wednesday with the prices of 15 securities rising, 8 declining and 6 holding firm. There were 6 securities trading at 52 weeks’ highs during the day, with 3 ending at a 52 weeks’ closing highs.
The main market ended with 50,485,890 units valued at $464,344,297 compared to 2,630,637 units valued at over $70,273,331 changing hands on Wednesday.
Trading closed with Carreras trading 46,297,844 shares and 91.7 percent of the day’s volume with the price closing at $9.11 after falling 24 cents. JMMB Group accounted for 1,650,000 shares or 3.3 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Ciboney Group with 760,000 shares and 1.5 percent of the volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 1,803,068 units valued at over $16,583,725, in contrast to 132,745 shares valued at $3,474,891 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 533,195 shares, valued $6,208,222 and previously, 114,884 shares valued $2,790,409. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Grace Kennedy fell $2 in trading 73,275 shares, to close at $61, after the price hit a record $75 in early trading, Jamaica Broilers dropped $3 in trading 406,744 stock units at $28, JMMB Group climbed $2 and ended at a 52 weeks’ high of $35, trading 50,818 shares, Mayberry Equities rose 41 cents to finish at closing high of $12.01, trading 55,088 stock units, NCB Financial Group rose $2.50 ended trading with 19,709 shares at record close of $132.50, Portland JSX ended at $8.50, with 55,000 units trading after falling 50 cents, Sagicor Group rose 78 cents to end at $40, with 4,149 shares changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 41 cents to $13.50, trading 122,940 shares, Scotia Group added $1 in trading 48,191 units to close at $62 after it fell to $56 in earlier trading, Seprod jumped $3.56 in trading 32,849 shares at $46.80, Sterling Investments declined by $1.99 and closed at $22.01, with 38,149 shares changing hands after trading at an all-time intraday high of $28 and Supreme Ventures rose 70 cents in trading 202,949 shares to end at $21.70 and Wisynco Group lost 25 cents to finish at $9.30, with 246,788 units trading.
Trading in the US dollar market closed Proven Investments being the sole trade with 134,200 shares to close at 23 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed unchanged at 174.64.

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Jamaica Stock Exchange main market climbed to another record close on Wednesday past the 408,000 points mark based on the movement of the All Jamaica Composite Index. Closing quotes suggest that the market should move higher on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 1 closing with a lower offer, suggesting mostly gains ahead for stocks.
At the end of trading All Jamaica Composite Index climbed 3,109.71 points to close at a record closing high of 408,452.60 and the JSE Index jumped 2,833.30 points to a record close of 372,146.54.
A total of 32 securities traded including 3 in the US dollar market, compared to 29 trading on Tuesday with the prices of 20 securities rising, 5 declining and 4 that held firm. The market had 4 new highs during trading but ended with just two closing at a 52 weeks’ high.
The main market ended with 2,630,637 units valued at over $70,273,331 changing hands, compared to 3,284,901 units valued at $66,139,568 changing hands on Tuesday.
Trading closed with JMMB Group accounting for with 740,000 shares or 19.22 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Sagicor Group with 539,066 units and 14 percent of the volume traded and Grace Kennedy with 434,750 units and 11.3 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 132,745 units valued at over $3,474,891, in contrast to 97,431 shares valued at $2,602,716 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 114,884 shares valued $2,790,409 and previously, 105,635 shares valued $2,435,945. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints dropped $1.50 and ended at $21, trading 12,969 stock units, Caribbean Cement lost 90 cents to finish at $49.10, in trading 20,497 shares, Jamaica Broilers rose $1 in trading 25,397 stock units at $31, Jamaica Producers lost $2 to close at $30, trading 204,464 stock units, Kingston Wharves added $1.10 to close at a record $75.10, with 6,139 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Equities rose 15 cents to finish at closing high of $11.60, trading 122,247 stock units, PanJam Investment rose 5 cents and ended at 52 weeks’ closing high of $64.90, while exchanging 3,376 stock units, Portland JSX ended at $9 with 19,245 units trading after falling 50 cents, Pulse Investments lost 40 cents and concluded trading of 24,989 shares at $2.40, Sterling Investments close at $24, with 19,180 shares changing hands after trading at an all-time intraday high of $28 and Supreme Ventures rose $1.50 in trading 88,917 shares to end at $21.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 70,385 units valued at $22,180 as JMMB Group 6 percent preference share concluded trading of 50,000 shares at $1.06, Margaritaville rose 4.1 cents and ended at $0.24 with 1,200 shares trading and Proven Investments traded 3,200 shares to close at 23 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 1.73 points to close at 174.64.

New record high for JSE main market

Jamaica Stock Exchange main market surged past the 405,000 points for the first time based on the movement of the All Jamaica Composite Index on Tuesday aided by the prices of 20 stocks rising.
At the end of trading All Jamaica Composite Index advanced 2,242.60 points to a record close of 405,342.89 and the JSE Index rose 2,043.26 points to a record close of 369,313.24.
A total of 29 securities traded including 2 in the US dollar market, compared to 33 trading on Monday with the prices of 20 securities rising, 5 declining and 4 that held firm. The market closed with 4 new highs with three closing at a 52 weeks’ high and Radio Jamaica trading at a 52 week’s low of 90 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 2 closing with lower offers.
The main market ended with 2,630,637 units valued at over $70,273,331 changing hands, compared to 3,284,901 units valued at $66,139,568 changing hands on Monday.
Trading closed with Sagicor Real Estate Fund accounting for 598,360 units or 22.75 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Wisynco Group with 522,434 units and 19.86 percent of the volume traded and NCB Financial Group with 211,075 units and 8 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 97,431 units valued at over $2,602,716, in contrast to 113,272 shares valued at $2,280,675 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Caribbean Cement rose $2 to finish at $50, in trading 157,526 shares, Grace Kennedy climbed $3 and ended trading 39,239 shares at a 52 weeks’ high of $63, Jamaica Producers rose $4 to close at 52 weeks’ closing high of $32, trading 59,422 stock units, JMMB Group gained 49 cents and ended at $32.99, with 150,136 shares trading, Kingston Wharves added $2 to close at $74, with 5,513 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments climbed 25 cents to finish at $8.50, with 93,300 stock units trading, Mayberry Equities rose 45 cents to finish at $11.45, trading 21,567 stock units, NCB Financial Group climbed $1.25 and ended trading of 211,075 shares at $130, while 138 Student Living rose $1.20 and finished at $5 while trading 10,000 stock units, PanJam Investment jumped 35 cents and ended at 52 weeks’ closing high of $64.85, while exchanging 76,624 stock units, Portland JSX climbed $1.15 and ended at $9.50, in exchanging 51,000 units. Sagicor Real Estate Fund jumped $1.89 to settle at $13, trading 598,360 shares, Salada Foods rose $1.20 and ended trading of 101,826 stock units at 52 weeks’ high of $20, Seprod traded 1,605 units after gaining 50 cents to close at $43.50, Scotia Group lost $1.10 trading 6,756 units to close at $60.90, Sterling Investments jumped $1 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high at $24, with 22,457 shares changing hands and Supreme Ventures dropped $4.40 in trading 27,237 shares to end at $19.50.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 70,385 units valued at $22,180 as JMMB Group 5.75 percent preference share concluded trading of 3,385 shares at $2 and Proven Investments traded 67,000 shares and rose 3 cents to close at 23 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 11.88 points to close at 172.91.

Q4 off to record high for JSE majors

Stocks surged to new record high on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market at the start of October, as the market opened, with the All Jamaica Composite Index jumping within 535 points of the critical 400,000 mark and with 35 minutes of trading, it climbed over 400,000 points for the first time.
At the end of trading All Jamaica Composite Index jumped 9,823 points to a record close of 403,100.29 after it earlier jumped 10,773.36 points with just 13 minutes to close and the JSE Index surged 8,949.87 points to a record close of 366,558.39 after trading higher to a record intraday high of 368,135.86.
A total of 33 securities traded including 4 in the US dollar market, compared to 32 trading on Friday with the prices of 10 securities rising, 12 declined and 11 held firm. The market closed with 3 new highs and Radio Jamaica trading at a 52 week’s low of 92 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 2 closing with a lower offer.
The main market ended with 3,284,901 units valued at $66,139,568 changing hands, compared to 7,891,758 units valued at $231,891,130 changing hands on Friday.
Trading closed with Sagicor Real Estate Fund accounting for 1,221,240 units or 37.18 percent of the day’s volume, followed by with 342,484 units and 10.43 percent of the volume traded and with 252,932 units 7.70 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 113,272 units valued at $2,280,675 units, in contrast to 281,849 shares valued at $8,281,826 on Friday. September closed, with an average of 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments lost 49 cents to close at $18.51, in trading 9,748 shares, Caribbean Cement rose 96 cents to finish at $48, in the trading of 8,500 stock units, Jamaica Producers rose $2 to close at 52 weeks’ closing high of $28, trading 10,364 stock units, Kingston Wharves lost $2 to $72, with 4,140 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Investments climbed 25 cents to finish at $8.25, with 32,181 stock units trading, NCB Financial Group climbed $3.75 and ended trading of 77,954 shares at $128.75, PanJam Investment jumped $6.50 and ended at 52 weeks’ closing high of $64.50, while exchanging 3,510 stock units, Sagicor Group gained 90 cents to settle at $39, in the trading of 157,640 shares. Sagicor Real Estate Fund dived $2.39 to settle at $11.11, trading 1,221,240 shares, Scotia Group rose $2 trading 64,186 units to close at $62.00, Sterling Investments jumped $1 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high at $23, with 3,352 shares changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 12,500 shares and fell 50 cents to end at $12.50.

Trading in the US dollar market closed with 20,932 units valued at $7,170 as JMMB Group 5.75 percent preference share concluded trading of 2,500 shares at $2, Proven Investments traded 2,088 shares at 20 US cents, Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share traded 7,500 units but lost 1 cent to end at 10 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share traded 8,844 units to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 0.63 points to close at 161.03.

All Jamaica jumps 9,823 points to record close

The Jamaica Stock Exchange, started the final quarter of the year with huge gains to end at a record close on Monday after the market traded as high as high as 404,050.65 on the all Jamaica Composite Index.
The All Jamaica Composite Index passed the 400,000 mark for the first time shortly after trading commenced on Monday. At the end of trading All Jamaica Composite Index jumped 9,823 points to a record close of 403,100.29 after it earlier jumped 10,773.36 points with just 13 minutes to close and the JSE Index surged 8,949.87 points to a record close of 366,558.39 after trading higher to a record intraday high of 368,135.86. The Junior Market rose 1.98 points to close at 3,397.
In the main market NCB Financial traded at $128.75 but with 77,954 shares trading and Jamaica Producers traded up to $28, Jamaica Broilers traded up to $30, Pan Jam Investment traded at $63, Scotia Group closed at $62 while Supreme Ventures traded at $23.90 and Sterling Investments traded at a new high of $23.

All Jamaica jump over 400,000

The Jamaica Stock Exchange, started the final quarter of the year in record territory and is within just 535 points of the critical 400,000 points milestone at 9.35 am and with just under 35 minutes of trading the market jumped over the 400,000 mark.
The market indices surged sharply with the All Jamaica Composite Index jumping 7,088.22 points to a record 400,365.51 and the JSE Index that surged 6,458.17 points to a record 364,778.28. The Junior Market rose 23.03 to 3,418.05.
In the main market NCB Financial traded at $127.98 but with only 130 shares trading and Jamaica Producers traded up to $27.80, Jamaica Broilers traded up to $30, Scotia Group up to $61 while Supreme Ventures traded at $23.90.

Record JSE close for September

The Jamaica Stock Exchange, surged sharply for the second trading day with the All Jamaica Composite Index jumping 5,287 points to a record close of 393,277.29 and a gain of more than 10,500 points gain in just two days.
The main market closed on 14 trading days at record high for September helping to bring the gains in the market for the year to 24.3 percent.

The JSE Index that climbed by 4,768.22 points on Thursday, jumped another 4,817.06 points to close at 358,320.11, to be up a strong 9,585 points in just two days.
A total of 32 securities traded including 4 in the US dollar market, compared to 30 trading on Thursday with the prices of 15 securities rose and 8 declined and just 9 held firm.
Mayberry Jamaican Equities closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $11.15, PanJam Investment traded at an intraday high of $64.90 but closed lower than Thursday closing price, while Sterling Investments closed at a new high of $22 and Supreme Ventures closed at a record high of $24.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 4 closing with a lower offer.
The main market ended with 7,891,758 units valued at over $231,891,130 changing hands, compared to 269,506,497 units valued at $3,571,606,905 changing hands on Thursday. Trading closed with  Wisynco Group exchanging 1,958,391 units accounting for 24.8 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Jamaica Broilers with 1,868,677 units and 23.68 percent of total volume and Mayberry Jamaican Equities with 923,865 units and just 11.7 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 281,849 units valued at over $8,281,826, in contrast to 10,365,635 shares valued at $137,369,496 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, compared to 579,751 shares valued $9,695,343 changed hands on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments rose $1 and closed at $19, trading 3,965 shares, Caribbean Cement shed $1.96 to finish at $47.04, in the trading of 803,000 stock units, Grace Kennedy gained $1.01 and settled at $60, with 128,848 shares changing hands. Jamaica Broilers jumped $1.50 to $30 and ended trading of 1,868,677 shares, Jamaica Producers lost $1 to close at $26, trading 34,657 stock units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 20 cents and finished trading 150,000 units at $8.20, JMMB Group rose 35 cents and closed at $32.50, with an exchange of 56,396 shares. Kingston Wharves rose $2 to $74, with 16,204 stock units changing hands, Mayberry Jamaican Equities climbed 65 cents to finish at 52 weeks’ closing high of $11.15, with 923,865 stock units trading, NCB Financial Group climbed $4 and ended trading of 470,875 shares at $125, PanJam Investment shed $2 and ended at $58, while exchanging 405,279 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 45 cents to settle at $13.50, trading 122,949 shares, Sterling Investments jumped $3 to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high at $22, with 48,709 shares changing hands Supreme Ventures gained $7 and ended at an all-time high of $24, as 40,497 shares traded, Sygnus Credit Investments traded 1,800 shares and rose 70 cents to end at $13 and Wisynco Group rose 35 cents and concluded trading of 1,958,391 stock units at $9.45.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 48,266 units valued at $7,252 as JMMB Group 5.75% preference share concluded trading of 10,500 shares at $2, Productivity Business ended trading 14,100 shares and increased 4 cents to close at 59 cents and Proven Investments traded 7,115 shares at 20 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 13,543 units but lost 1 cent to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index gained 2.60 points to close at 161.66.

JSE main market in big jump – Thursday

Sterling Investments jumps to a high of $19 after split announcement.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange enjoyed a big day on Thursday with gains of more than 4,700 points in the market indices as the prices of 13 securities rose and 7 declined and just 10 held firm.
At the close of trading, the All Jamaica Composite Index surged by 5,233.40 points to close at 387,990.29 and the JSE Index jumped by 4,768.22 points to 353,503.05.
Sterling Investments ended at a 52 weeks’ closing high at $19, PanJam Investment traded at closing 52 weeks’ high of $60 while Supreme Ventures close trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $17.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Choice bid-offer indicator reading is very strong for continuation of the market’s rally and shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 4 closing with a lower offer.
A total of 30 securities traded in the main and US dollar markets compared to 34 trading on Wednesday with  Sagicor Real Estate Fund dominating trading with 264,879,865 units in the main market that ended with 269,506,497 units valued at $3,571,606,905 changing hands, compared to 117,820,162 units valued at $2,898,097,993 changing hands on Wednesday when JMMB Group dominated trading with 102,542,622 units and 87.03 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 10,365,635 units valued at over $137,369,496, in contrast to 3,681,880 shares valued at $90,565,562 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,022,243 shares valued $15,752,876, compared to 579,751 shares valued $9,695,343 traded on the immediately preceding trading day. August closed, with an average of 224,564 shares valued at $4,310,285, for each security traded.
In the main market activity, Caribbean Cement shed $1.01 to finish at $49, in the trading of 29,872 shares, Jamaica Broilers fell 25 cents in trading 391,212 stock units, to close at $28.50, Kingston Wharves rose $1.70 to $72, with 2,000 stock units changing hands, NCB Financial Group climbed $3 and ended trading of 572,945 shares at $121, PanJam Investment climbed $3.76 and ended at 52 weeks’ closing high of $60, while exchanging 4,880 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained $1.05 to settle at $13.05, trading 264,879,865 shares, Seprod lost $2.20 and finished trading 11,100 shares at $43, Sterling Investments gained 50 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ closing high at $19, with 290,741 shares changing hands Supreme Ventures gained 50 cents and ended at $17, as 291,464 shares traded and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 99,600 shares and lost $1.20 to end at $12.30.
Trading in the US dollar market closed with 48,266 units valued at $7,252 as 300 units of JMMB Group 6% preference share traded  at $1.06, Margaritaville traded 14,742 units and rose 1 cent to 20 US cents, Proven Investments traded 2,024 shares at 20 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 31,200 units and rose 1 cent to end at 12 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index declined 0.25 points to close at 159.06.