JSE enjoys big jump on Wednesday

Caribbean Cement shares closed at a new high of $28

Caribbean Cement shares closed at a new high of $28


Main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with moderate gains in the indices on Wednesday with trading volumes being light. Market activities close with 42 securities changing hands in all market segments of which 16 securities in the combined markets gained and 12 declined.
Five stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs and one traded at intraday highs as 4,514,100 units valued at $80,222,876 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 920,944 units changed hands, valued at $5,787,289.
The JSE Market Index jumped sharply by 2,558.24 points to 162,031.07 the all Jamaica Composite Index closed with a big gain of 2,858.97 points to end at 180,035.15 and the JSE combined index rose 2,543.90 points to close at 173,056.95.
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 1 with a lower offer.
At the end of the market activities, Berger Paints lost 20 cents to end at $3.40 as 87,946 units traded, ICI -JSE Sum-27-01-16Cable and Wireless ended with 448,890 units changing hands to close with a gain of 3 cents at $1.60, Caribbean Cement jumped $3 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $28, with 29,517 shares changing hands. Carreras traded 22,915 shares with a loss of 50 cents at $62, Ciboney traded 323,200 units at 27 cents, Gleaner traded 17,690 units with a loss of 2 cents at $2.58, Grace Kennedy dropped $2.69 and closed at $80.80, with 109,886 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers jumped by $1.55 and closed at 52 weeks’ high of $15.55 with 120,624 shares changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $19.70 while trading 16,300 shares, JMMB Group traded 155,743 units to end at $11. Kingston Properties traded 79,853 shares but lost 24 cents to end at $6.80, Kingston Wharves traded 5,112 units to close with a gain of 1 cent at $11.14, Margaritaville Turks traded 73,000 shares at 11.05 US cents. National Commercial Bank traded with a fall of 75 cents to close at $41, with 59,120 units changing hands, Pan Jamaican Investment shed $4 with 100,100 units changing hands to close at $94, ICI -JSE fn qts 27-01-16rRadio Jamaica gained 80 cents to end at $5 while trading 21,945 shares. Sagicor Group closed at $23 with 7,704 units changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 52,946 shares at $11.60, Scotia Group had 179,497 shares changing hands to close with a gain of $1.50 at $32, Scotia Investments had 200,000 shares changing hands to close with a decline of $3.49 at $26.50. Seprod rose 50 cents to close at $20.50 with 109,692 units changing hands. Supreme Ventures closed at a 52 weeks’ closing high of $6.55 to record a gain of 6 cents with 64,920 units changing hands, the stock traded at an all-time high of $6.90 during the day, Proven Investments ordinary share lost 2 US cents in trading 1,244,550 units at 20 US cents and JMMB 7.5% preference share traded 137,308 units at $2.25.

Market activity picked up on Tuesday

JSE-stks1Main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with moderate gains in the indices on Tuesday with trading volumes being light. Market activities picked up from the 33 securities that traded on Monday to close with 43 changing hands in all market segments of which 22 securities in the combined markets gained and 14 declined.
Eight stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs and one traded at intraday highs as 4,319,632 units valued at $43,703,774 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 1,200,794 units changed hands, valued at $5,249,310.
The JSE Market Index advanced by 147.39 points to 159,472.83 the all Jamaica Composite Index closed with a gain of 164.72 points to end at 177,176.18 and the JSE combined index rose 175.31 points to close at 170,513.05.
ICI -JSE Sum-26-01-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 8 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
At the end of the market activities, Berger Paints gained 29 cents to end at $3.60 as 103,176 units traded, Cable and Wireless ended with 268,670 units changing hands to close with a gain of 1 cent at $1.57, Caribbean Cement rose $1 to close at $25, with 54,507 shares changing hands. Carreras traded 86,825 shares at $62.50, Gleaner traded 10,560 units with a loss of 7 cents at $2.60, Grace Kennedy jumped $1.49 and closed at $83.49, with 13,200 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers rose by 49 cents and closed at 52 weeks’ high of $14 with 561,626 shares changing hands. Jamaica Producers lost $2 to end at $29 with 15,812 shares changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained 3 cents to close at $19.70 while trading 199,677 shares, JMMB Group traded 112,847 units to end with a rise of 28 cents at $11. Kingston Properties traded 79,853 shares but lost 24 cents to end at $6.80, Kingston Wharves traded 11,310 units to close with a fall of 1 cent at $11.14, Margaritaville Turks traded 27,000 shares at 11.05 US cents with a rise of 0.05 cents. Mayberry Investments traded 201,632 shares and fell 35 cents to close at $4.50. ICI -JSE fn qts 26-01-16National Commercial Bank traded with a rise of $1.75 to close at $41.75, with 45,227 units changing hands, Pan Jamaican Investment gained $2 with 10,830 units changing hands to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $98, Pulse Investments gained 10 cents to end at $2.60 while trading 19,848 shares. Sagicor Group fell by 5 cents to close at $23 with 189,997 units changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 74,254 shares but the price rose 1 cent to $11.60, Scotia Group had 460,994 shares changing hands to close with a loss of $1.50 at $30.50, Seprod had 10,000 units changing hands at $20, for a rise of $1. Supreme Ventures closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $6.49 to record a gain of $1.49 with 223,971 units changing hands, the stock traded at an all-time high of $6.90 during the day. Proven Investments ordinary share traded 184,364 units at 22 US cents, JMMB 7.5% preference share traded 152,692 units at $2.25 after rising 15 cents and Proven Investments preference share traded 77,800 units at $5.

Grace’s $160m trade on Monday

Grace Kennedy traded 1.9m shares valued at $160m on Monday.

Grace Kennedy traded 1.9m shares valued at $160m on Monday.

Main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with strong gains in the indices on Monday as Grace Kennedy traded 1.9 million units carrying a value of $160 million. The other big trade was in National Commercial Bank shares with over 2 million units changing hands with a value of $88.6 million.
Market activities slowed with only 33 securities changing hands in all market segments compared to recent levels around 40 or more per day for January. At the close of trading session, the combined index added 2,291 points with 13 securities in the combined markets gaining and 16 declining.
Three stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs and two traded at intraday highs as 8,596,958 units valued at $285,106,122 changed hands in all markets. The junior market accounted for 1,200,794 units changed hands, valued at $ 5,249,310.
The JSE Market Index advanced by 2,618.88 points to 159,325.44 the all Jamaica Composite Index closed with a gain of 2,926.75 points to end at 177,011.46 and the JSE combined index rose 2,290.59 points to close at 170,337.74.
ICI -JSE Sum-25-01-16 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading was 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with lower offers.
At the end of the market activities, Barita Investments closed with 200,500 shares as the price lost 13 cents to end at $3.90. The company confirmed on Monday that they are on target to release the audited accounts to September last year, this week. Berger Paints closed with a loss of 29 cents at $3.31 as 337,791 units traded, Cable and Wireless ended with 415,800 units changing hands to close with a gain of 5 cents at $1.56, Caribbean Cement rose $2 to close at $24, with 425,288 shares changing hands. Carreras fell 55 cents in trading 1,956 shares at $62.50, Ciboney gained 3 cents in trading 200,555 shares at 27 cents, Gleaner traded 3,000 units with a gain of 27 cents at $2.67, Grace Kennedy shed $2 and closed at $82, with 1,949,435 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers rose by 1 cent and closed at 52 weeks’ high of $13.51 with 80,536 shares changing hands. Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 3 cents to close at $19.67 while trading 5,740 shares, JMMB Group traded 1,042,305 units to end with a loss of 28 cents at $10.72. ICI -JSE fn qts 25-01-16 Kingston Wharves traded 30,400 units to close with a rise of 15 cents at $11.15, Mayberry Investments traded 8,450 shares and gained 15 cents to close at $4.85, National Commercial Bank traded with a loss of $3 to close at $40, with 2,199,601 units changing hands. Sagicor Group fell by 20 cents to close at $23.05 with 61,650 units changing hands, Scotia Group had 59,199 shares changing hands to close with a gain of $1.59 at $32, Scotia Investments had 30,814 units changing hands at $30, for a rise of $2. Sterling Investments traded 100,000 units with a loss of 10 cents to end at $12.90, Supreme Ventures traded at an intraday 52 weeks’ high of $6.50 but ended at $5.50 with 72,434 units changing hands, Proven Investments ordinary share traded 16,950 units at 22 US cents and JMMB 7.5% Preference share traded 151,000 units at $2.10 after losing a cent.

51m C&W shares trade in JSE morning session

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Fifty one million units of Cable & Wireless shares traded in the morning session on the Jamaica Stock Exchange with 48.7 million units resulting from a cross executed by Sagicor Investments at $1.50. Mayberry Investments bought over 2 million units at $1.50. JSE intra 21-01-16Supply for the stock has been declining for a while with demand improving ahead of the release of the December results due within three weeks.
There has been moderate movement in the market indices in the morning session with stock prices trading close to yesterday’s close. Of note is that Barita Investments fell by $1.23 to $4.05 with 15,000 shares, Jamaica Broilers traded at $13.10 with 16,676 shares, Sagicor Group had 18,885 units trading at $22.50 for an increase of 90 cents and Supreme Ventures saw trading in 395,000 shares with an increase of 35 cents to $5.50
After 75 minutes of trading, the all Jamaica Composite Index rose 1,042.21 points to 174,133.39 the JSE Market Index gained 932.58 points to 156,750.11, the JSE combined index rose 904.48 points to 168,117.40 and the junior market index rose 2.78 points to 2,249.10. In trading, 24 securities were active and accounted for 51,732,316 units changed hands with 9 stocks rising and 7 falling.

JSE chilled on Wednesday

Mayberry Investments traded 10.7 million shares

Mayberry Investments traded 10.7 million shares

The Jamaica Stock Exchange continues to enjoy wide participation of securities with 42 changing hands on Wednesday in all market segments but with sharply higher value compared with recent trading days. At the close, 14 securities in the combined markets gained and 14 declined but price changes overall were moderate.
Three stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs and two traded at intraday high as 26,456,207 units valued at $400,593,508 changed hands in all markets, Mayberry Investments traded 10.7 million units and the Jamaica Stock Exchange with 5.9 million units and 4 others trading over 1 million units each. The junior market accounted for 1,738,498 units, valued at $9,189,436.
The JSE Market Index eked out an increase of 71.84 points to 155,817.53, the all Jamaica Composite Index closed with an increase of 80.29 points to end at 173,091.18 and the JSE combined index rose by 42.84 points to close at 167,212.92.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reached an elevated level indicating several rising prices ahead with reading of 17 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 5 with lower offers.
ICI -JSE Sum-20-01-16In trading, Barita Investments traded 2,000 shares and gained 68 cents to close at $5.28, for a 52 weeks’ high. Berger Paints closed at $3.60 as the price slipped 10 cents with 1,808 units trading, Cable and Wireless ended with 897,000 units changing hands to close at $1.50, Caribbean Cement rose $3.48 to close at $25, with 16,132 shares changing hands. Carreras gained 1 cent in trading 38,550 shares at $61, Gleaner Company traded 29,321 units at $2.68, Grace Kennedy lost 48 cents and closed at $82.02, with 265,024 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers closed at $12.51 with 46,648 shares changing hands to record a gain of 25 cents. Jamaica Producers had 24,840 shares trading, the price closed at $33.13 after trading at a 52 weeks’ intraday high of $33.18, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 60 cents to close at $19.80 while trading 5,864,920 shares, JMMB Group traded 2,067,358 units to end with a loss of 3 cents at $11.80, Kingston Wharves rose 4 cents, in trading 3,665 units to close at $11.05. Margaritaville Turks traded 94,500 shares at 11 US cents. Mayberry Investments traded 10,687,021 shares and gained 2 cents to end at $4.87, National Commercial Bank ended with a fall of 10 cents at $40.90, with 6,160 units changing hands, Pan Jamaican Investments climbed $2 to close at $96 with 1,217,051 shares trading. ICI -JSE fn qts 20-01-16Radio Jamaica traded 25,800 shares but fell 70 cents to $4.80, Sagicor Group declined by 40 cents to close at $21.60 with 230,143 units changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed at $11.60 with 152,000 shares traded, Scotia Group rose 8 cents with 1,288,197 shares changing hands to close at $30.48. Scotia Investments lost 50 cents, with 200,115 shares changing hands to close at $28, Supreme Ventures lost 10 cents to end at $5.15 with 1,076,108 units changing hands after the price reached an intraday high of $5.50. Proven Investments ordinary share traded 52,900 units at 22.99 US cents, Proven Investments preference share traded 400,000 units at $8 and Jamaica Money Market 7.25% preference share traded 26,000 units with a gain of 34 cents, to end at $2.40.

JSE had a sharp 4,000 point fall on Tuesday

Scotia Group played a big part in the fall of the market on Tuesday

Scotia Group played a big part in the fall of the market on Tuesday

Trading levels on the Jamaica Stock Exchange continues to be buoyant with 45 securities changing hands on Tuesday in all market segments but with reduced value compared with recent past trading days. At the close 19 securities in the combined markets gained and 12 declined.
Six stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs as 6,138,490 units valued at $58,183,086 changed hands in all markets, with the junior market accounting for 1,840,258 units changed hands, valued at $6,617,973.
The JSE Market Index dived 4,233.89 points to 155,745.69, the all Jamaica Composite Index is down with a fall of 4,731.62 points to end at 173,010.89 and the JSE combined index dipped by 3,935.84 points to close at 167,170.08.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reached an elevated level indicating several rising prices ahead with reading of 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 4 with lower offers.
ICI -JSE Sum-19-01-16In trading, Barita Investments traded 6,000 shares and gained 10 cents to close at $4.60, for a 52 weeks’ high, Berger Paints closed at $3.70 as the price rose 40 cents with 9,000 units trading, Cable and Wireless ended with 883,544 units changing hands to close with a gain of 7 cents at $1.50, Caribbean Cement traded with a fall of $2.97 and closed at $21.52 with 31,378 shares changing hands. Carreras gained 94 cents in trading 33,262 shares at $60.99, Ciboney traded 1,724,839 units to end at 24 cents, Desnoes & Geddes lost 40 cents to close at $28.60 with 186,241 shares, Grace Kennedy rose $2.29 and closed at $82.50, with 144,996 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers closed at $12 with 110,225 shares changing hands to record a gain of 25 cents. Jamaica Producers had 27,828 shares trading as the price rose by 13 cents to $33.13, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 80 cents to close at $19.20 while trading 29,810 shares, JMMB Group traded 237,056 units to end with a gain of 33 cents at $11.83, Kingston Wharves rose 4 cents in trading 3,665 units to close at $11.05, ICI -JSE qts 19-01-16Margaritaville Turks traded 120,594 shares at 11 US cents by rising 0.50 cents. Mayberry Investments traded 94,603 shares and gained 10 cents to end at $4.85. National Commercial Bank ended with a fall of 10 cents at $41, with 165,801 units changing hands. Pan Jamaican Investments fell 1 cent to close at $94 with 144,908 shares trading, Sagicor Group declined by 97 cents to close at $22 with 82,272 units changing hands. Sagicor Real Estate Fund gained 50 cents to close at $11.60 with 30,245 shares traded, Scotia Group fell 20 cents with 88,079 shares changing hands to close at $30.40, Supreme Ventures gained 13 cents to end at $5.25 with 56,950 units changing hands at a new 52 weeks’ closing high and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 44,410 units at 22.99 US cents, up from 21 US cents on Tuesday.

JSE had a sharp jump on Monday

Scotia Group once more pushed up the JSE indices with big gains on Monday.

Scotia Group once more pushed up the JSE indices with big gains on Monday.

Trading levels on the Jamaica Stock Exchange continues to be buoyant with 43 securities changing hands on Monday in all market segments but with reduced value compared with recent past trading days. At the close 23 securities in the combined markets gained and 15 declined.
Seven stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs and 1 at intraday highs as 3,242,483 units valued at $29,602,537 changed hands in all markets, with the junior market accounting for 1,767,220 units changed hands, valued at $8,897,090.
The main market indices climbed sharply again as Scotia Group shot up to $34.99 in early trading, to help push up the indices by the big moves, but the indices could fall back on Tuesday The JSE Market Index climbed 3,705.74 points to 159,979.58, the all Jamaica Composite Index is down with a jump of 4,141.39 points to end at 177,742.51 and the JSE combined index surged by 3,281.87 points to close at 171,105.92.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reached an elevated level indicating several rising prices ahead with reading of 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 3 with lower offers.
.ICI -JSE Sum-18-1-16In trading, Barita Investments traded 12,000 shares and gained 10 cents to close at $4.50, for a 52 weeks’ high, Berger Paints closed at $3.30 as the price fell 45 cents with 27,730 units trading, Cable and Wireless ended with 166,850 units changing hands to close with a loss of 2 cent to $1.43. Caribbean Cement traded with an increase of 49 cents and closed at $24.49 with 26,583 shares trading. Ciboney traded 104,035 units with a fall 1 cent to end at 24 cents, Gleaner Company traded 4,573 shares and lost 2 cents to close at $2.68, Grace Kennedy closed at $80.21, with 5,653 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers rose 25 cents to close at $11.75 with 34,714 shares changing hands. Jamaica Producers had 39,294 shares trading as the price rose by 70 cents to $33, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $20 while trading 26,333 shares, JMMB Group traded 287,100 units to end with a loss of 27 cents at $11.50. Kingston Properties traded 20,000 units and lost 24 cents to close at $6.80, Kingston Wharves lost 14 cents in trading 52,797 units to close at $11.01, Mayberry ICI -JSE fn qts 18-01-16Investments traded 101,452 shares and gained 5 cents to end at $4.75, National Commercial Bank ended with a rise of 59 cents at $41.10, with 51,157 units changing hands. Pan Jamaican Investments fell 5 cents to close at $94.01 with 15,238 shares trading. Radio Jamaica lost 50 cents in trading 11,303 shares to close at $5.50. Sagicor Group rose 17 cents to close at $22.97 with 16,782 units changing hands. Scotia Group rose 51 cents with 291,386 shares changing hands to close at $30.60 after trading earlier at $34.99, Supreme Ventures gained 42 cents to end at $5.12 with 171,360 units changing hands at a new 52 weeks’ closing high and Proven Investments ordinary share traded 32,550 units at 21 US cents, down from 22 US cents on Friday.

Scotia pushes JSE to 4,000 points gain

The continued seesaw movement in the price of Scotia Group continued in the morning session with the stock trading at $34.99, JSE intra 18-01-16helping to push the main stock market indices up between 3,100 to just under 4,000 points. Scotia closed trading on Friday with the last trade ended at $30.09.
Supreme Ventures also rose with a gain of 35 cents to trade at $5.05, in the junior market Honey Bun traded at a new high of $7.60 with 56,000 units but, Lasco Financial fell back by 46 cents to $4.06 with 109,645 shares.
After 75 minutes of trading, the all Jamaica Composite Index jumped by 3,996.70 points to 177,597.82 the JSE Market Index climbed 3,576.27 points to 159,850.11 the JSE combined index gained 3,139.92 points to 170,963.97 and the junior market index fell 25.71 points to 2,240.63
In trading 31 securities were active and accounted for 1,469,912 units that changed hands with 16 stocks rising and 9 falling.

More decline for JSE on Friday

JPS preference share rose $76 on Friday to $1,201.

JPS preference share rose $76 on Friday to $1,201.

Trading levels on the Jamaica Stock Exchange continues to be buoyant with 40 securities changing hands on Friday in all market segments. At the close 17 securities in the combined markets gained and 15 declined.
Eight stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs and 3 at intraday highs as 6,458,590 units valued at $100,762,294 changed hands in all markets, with the junior market accounting for 2,572,307 units that changed hands, valued at $13,732,252.
While all main market indices fell the declines were less than on Thursday, with the JSE Market Index dropping 1,351.93 points to 156,273.84, the all Jamaica Composite Index falling with 1,510.87 points to end at 173,601.12 and the JSE combined index diving 1,405.00 points to close at 167,824.05.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reached an elevated level indicating several rising prices ahead with reading of 19 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 3 with lower offers.
ICI -JSE Sum-15-01-16In trading, Barita Investments traded 134,925 shares and gained 50 cents to close at $4.40, Berger Paints closed at $3.75 as the price rose 55 cents with 18,500 units trading, Cable and Wireless ended with 257,600 units changing hands to close with a gain of 1 cent to $1.45. Caribbean Cement traded more orderly on Friday, than it did on Thursday when there were wild price swings and closed today with an increase of $2 to $24 with 4,884 shares trading. Carreras fell 5 cents to end at $60 with 60,210 units changing hands, Gleaner Company traded 7,400 shares to gain 30 cents to close at $2.70, Grace Kennedy closed at $80.21, with 20,240 units changing hands. Jamaica Broilers fell $1.51 to close at $11.50 with 256,650 shares changing hands. Jamaica Producers had 3,570 shares trading as the price rose by 10 cents to $32.30, Jamaica Stock Exchange gained $1 and closed at a 52 weeks’ high of $20 while trading 200,000 shares, JMMB Group traded 83,100 units to end with a loss of 18 cents at $11.77. Kingston Wharves traded 8,341 units to close at $11.15, Margaritaville Turks came into its own after reporting profits of US$518,134 in the six months to November last year versus $279,000 in 2014. The stock traded 1,128,920 units at 10.5 US cents each. Mayberry Investments traded 327,979 shares and lost 2 cents to end at $4.70, National Commercial Bank ended with a loss of 99 cents at $40.51 with 257,266 units changing hands, Pan Jamaican Investments fell 9 cents to close at $94.06 with 8,528 shares trading. ICI -JSE qts 15-01-16
138 Student Living Jamaica traded 985 shares at a 52 weeks’ high of $5.10, after rising by 35 cents, Radio Jamaica gained 40 cents in trading 32,400 shares to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $6. Sagicor Group fell 65 cents to close at $22.80 with 365,894 units changing hands, Scotia Group dropped $4.90 with 346,798 shares changing hands to close at $30.09, Scotia Investments recovered the $3.10 it lost on Thursday to close at $29.90 after 18,469 units traded. Seprod dropped $2.49 with 83,600 shares trading and closed at $18.51, Supreme Ventures gained 4 cents to end at $4.70 with 70,820 units changing hands, Proven Investments ordinary share traded 40,730 units at 22 US cents, down from 22.99 US cents.
Jamaica Public Service 9.5% preference share traded for the first time in months, with 33,000 units valued at $39,633,000 changing hands to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $1,201, for an increase of $76 and Proven Investments 8% preference shares traded 100,000 units at $5.

 

JSE suffers big drop on thursday

Scotia Group caused major swing in the JSE index on Wednesday & Thursday.

Scotia Group caused major swing in the JSE index on Wednesday & Thursday.

The recorded closing price for Scotia Group in yesterdays’ trading was $34.23 according to the Jamaica Stock exchange rules, but the stock last traded at $30.10. The stock exchange indices are based on the weighted average price making Scotia Group the main mover to push up the market index sharply on Wednesday based on the JSE recognized closing price.
In today’s trading, the stock last traded at $34.99 but the official closing price is $31.87, the end, the market index dropped sharply, resulting in major swings in the market, despite the JSE’s attempt to use the weighted averages to set the final closing price for a day, in an effort to cut closing price manipulation and its impact on the indices.
There were relatively large trades in excess of 2 million units, in National Commercial Bank, Sagicor Group and Supreme Ventures. The high number of stocks participating in trading on the exchange continued on Thursday with 44 active securities in all market segments. At the close 24 securities in the combined markets gained and 9 declined. Four stocks closed at 52 weeks’ highs and 3 at intraday highs as 20,376,982 units valued at $295,286,830 changed hands in all markets, with the junior market accounting for 2,815,123 units changed hands, valued at $15,357,167.
ICI -JSE Sum-14-01-16The JSE Market Index dropped 3,221.67 points to 157,625.77, the all Jamaica Composite Index made a sharp downturn with 3,600.40 points to end at 175,111.99 and the JSE combined index dived by 3,710.78 points to close at 169,229.05.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reached an elevated level indicating several rising prices ahead with reading of 19 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and only 3 with lower offers.
In trading, Barita Investments traded 10,000 shares and gained 10 cents to close at $3.90, Cable and Wireless ended with 113,157 units changing hands to close with a gain of 4 cents t0 $1.44, Caribbean Cement had wild price swings during trading, with the stock trading at an intraday high of $27.75 and as low as $20.50. The price fell $3.10 to $22, with 87,713 shares trading. At the close there were 2,203,900 units offered for sale at $28. Carreras rose 5 cents to end at $60.05 with 34,895 units changing hands, Gleaner Company traded 145,708 shares to close at with a loss of 30 cents at $2.40, Grace Kennedy fell to $80.21, with a fall of $3.79, as 114,095 units changed hands. Jamaica Broilers jumped $1.51 to close at $13.01 with 317,655 shares changing hands, for a new 52 weeks’ high. Jamaica Producers had 5,000 shares trading as the price moved up by 60 cents to $32.20, Jamaica Stock Exchange closed at $19 while trading 900 shares, at the close the bid was at $19.50 for only 340 units, JMMB Group traded 94,158 units to end with a loss of 5 cents at $11.95. Kingston Wharves traded 80,823 units but lost 5 cents to close at $11.15, Mayberry Investments traded just 2,540 shares and lost 8 cents to end at $4.72,ICI -JSE fn qts 14-01-16 National Commercial Bank ended with a gain of 1 cent at $41.50 with 2,096,961 units changing hands, Pan Jamaican Investments fell $1.85 to close at $94.15 with 5,247 shares trading. Radio Jamaica traded 21,940 shares but closed $5.60. Sagicor Group fell 5 cents to close at $23.45 with 5,208,162 units changing hands, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 83,740 shares to end at $11, Scotia Group gained $4.89 with 55,940 shares changing hands at $34.99, Scotia Investments dropped $3.10 to close at $26.80 after 49,315 units traded, Supreme Ventures gained 4 cents to end at $4.70 with a high volume of 8,564,688 units changing hands and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 50,500 units at $2.