JSE main market rise again- Tuesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with gains in the indices for a second day. At the close the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index gained 731.91 points to 317,872.87 and the JSE Index advanced by 666.86 points to 289,618.13.
Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with as 9 advanced, 10 declined and 9 traded with prices unchanged.
The securities with the largest price changes include, Caribbean Cement with a fall of $1.80 to $31.20 and Scotia Group with a gain of 90 cents to end at $51.50.
Market activity ended with 2,910,640 shares valued at $68,467,853, in contrast to 4,327,589 shares valued at $91,755,917 on Monday.
Scotia Group with 733,630 units traded was the leading security trading followed by Ciboney Group with 474,739 units and Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 337,800 units.
The market closed with average of 111,948 units trading with an average of $2,633,379 for each security traded. In contrast to 160,281 units for an average of $3,398,367 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 161,245 units valued at $3,699,796 and previously, 181,777 units valued at $2,865,105. In contrast, January closed with average of 349,084 units at an average of $5,801,440 for each security traded.
Traded in the US dollar market ended with Margaritaville lost 2 cents and settled at 19 US cents with 4,780 units and Proven Investments exchanging 14,213 ordinary shares, as the price closed at 22 US cents. The total value of US$4,070 and the JSE US Equities Index rose 85 points to 168.60.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – Moderate JSE main market trading – Tuesday.

Gains for JSE main market – Monday

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Monday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 1,009.19 points to 317,140.96 and the JSE Index gaining 919.48 points to 288,951.27.
Market activity ended with 4,327,589 shares valued at $91,755,917 changing hands, in contrast to 3,062,698 shares valued at a mere $31,052,068 on Friday.
The major contributors to the total volume in the market was JMMB Group with 3,074,791 shares traded with the next being Wisynco Group with 282,109 units.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels, leading to prices of 11 securities rising, 9 falling and 8 trading firm as 29 securities changed hands, including just 1 from the US market versus 28 that traded on Friday.
The securities with the largest price changes include, Grace Kennedy with a gain of $1 to $44, Kingston Wharves up $1 to $42 and PanJam Investment rose 95 cents to $41 and Jamaica Producers lost $1.77 to $15.50.
The US market closed with Proven Investments exchanging 7,978 ordinary shares, as the price gained 1 cent to close at 22 US cents, with a value of US$1,722 and the JSE US Equities Index rose 2.75 points to 167.75.
Trading closed with an average of 160,281 units valued at an average of $3,398,367 for each security traded. In contrast to 117,781 units valued at an average of $1,194,310 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 181,777 units valued at $2,865,105 and previously, 183,585 units valued at $2,815,964. In contrast, January closed with average of 349,084 units at an average of $5,801,440 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 with a lower offer.
For more details of market activities see –JMMB dominates JSE trading.

JMMB dominates JSE trading

Market activity ended with only 4,327,589 shares valued at $91,755,917 changing hands as 27 securities traded ending with 10 securities rising, 9 falling and 8 trading firm.
Trading in JMMB Group accounted for 71 percent of the volume of shares traded for the day. Trading led to gains in the market indices. The JSE All Jamaican Composite Index gained 1,009.19 points to 317,140.96 and the JSE Index advanced by 919.48 points to end at 288,951.27.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints ended with a loss of 49 cents at $17.50, with 633 stock units, Cable & Wireless concluded trading 1 cent higher at $1.37, with 190,477 units, Carreras finished with a gain of 44 cents at $10.95, with 35,877 shares, Caribbean Cement jumped $2.32 to close at $33, with a mere 2,525 shares, Ciboney Group ended trading with a loss of 7 cents to 25 cents, with 20,000 shares, with the stock trading ex-dividend of 34 cents. Grace Kennedy traded 25 cents higher at $44.25, with 19,093 stock units, Jamaica Broilers finished trading with a rise of 50 cents at $18.60, as 8,066 units were exchanged, Jamaica Producers lost 50 cents at $15, with 126,900 shares trading, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 29 cents to $6.70, with 3,300 shares. JMMB Group concluded trading at $25, with 3,074,791 shares, Kingston Wharves settled 60 cents higher at $42.60, trading 15,526 units, Mayberry Investments ended trading with a loss of 49 cents to $5.50, as 57,345 shares were exchanged, NCB Financial Group slipped 48 cents to $99.52, with 22,553 shares. PanJam Investment lost 45 cents to end at $40.55, with 46,642 units, Portland JSX concluded trading at $10, with 30,650 shares, Pulse Investments finished at $1.80, as 25,000 shares changed hands, Radio Jamaica settled at $1.12, with 10,174 shares. Sagicor Group ended trading at $36, with 14,598 stock units, Sagicor Real Estate Fund settled with a loss of 85 cents at $14.05, with 175,214 shares, Salada Foods traded $1.05 higher to $11, with 10,000 units, Scotia Group finished trading and gained 5 cents to $50.60, with 100 shares, Supreme Ventures ended at $12, trading 8,840 stock units. Victoria Mutual Investments finished 2 cents higher at $4.12, with 136,776 units, Wisynco Group traded 282,109 units but lost 20 cents to end at $10.49 and In the main market preference segment, JMMB Group 7.5% closed at $1.02, with 300 shares, 138 Student Living ended at $6, with 100 shares, Proven Investments 8.25% settled 4 cents higher at $5.09, with 10,000 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place. For more details of market activities, see “Gains for JSE main market stocks – Monday.”

JSE main market indices fall – Friday

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Grace Kennedy gained $1 to close at $44 on Friday

Trading on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index fell by 794.62 points to 316,131.77 and the JSE Index declined by 723.99 points to 288,031.79.
Market activity ended with only 3,008,815 shares valued at a mere $31,052,068 changing hands, in contrast to 3,856,461 shares valued at $40,581,082 on Thursday.
The major contributors to the total volume in the market was Radio Jamaica with 1,621,266 shares traded with the next being Wisynco Group with 304,203 units.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels, leading to prices of 11 securities rising, 7 falling, 11 trading firm as 29 securities changed hands, including just 1 from the US market versus 31 that traded on Thursday.
The securities with the largest price changes include, Grace Kennedy with a gain of $1 to $44, Kingston Wharves up $1 to $42 and PanJam Investment rose 95 cents to $41 and Jamaica Producers lost $1.77 to $15.50.
The US market closed with Proven Investments exchanged 4,000 ordinary shares, to close at 21 US cents, with a value of US$924 and the JSE US Equities Index fell 1.82 points to 165.
Trading closed with an average of 117,781 units valued at an average of $1,194,310 for each security traded. In contrast to 137,731 units for an average of $1,449,324 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 183,585 units valued at $2,815,964 and previously, 189,385 units valued at $2,973,878. In contrast, January closed with average of 349,084 units at an average of $5,801,440 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.

For more details of market activities see – Moderate JSE main market trading.

JSE majors pulled back on Thursday

Interest rates are falling and will drive stocks higher in 2018.

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index falling by 1,047.87 points to 316,926.39 and the JSE Index declining by 954.73 points to 288,755.78.
Main market activity closed with 3,856,461 shares valued at just $40,581,082 changing hands, in contrast to 5,490,162 shares valued at a mere $27,746,053 trading on Tuesday, the day before the Ash Wednesday break.
The major contributors to the total volume in the market include, Wisynco Group with 905,215 units followed by Radio Jamaica with 745,339 units and Ciboney Group with 482,108 units.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels, leading to prices of 11 securities rising, 12 falling, 8 trading firm as 31 securities changed hands, including 3 from the US market. Trading took place in 31 securities on Thursday.
The securities with the largest price changes include, Jamaica Producers rising $1.87 to $17.47, Mayberry Investments with a gain of 90 cents to $6.05, Kingston Wharves losing $1.60 to $41, while PanJam Investment fell $1.80 to $40.05 and Scotia Group lost $1.45 to end at $50.55.
The US market closed with Margaritaville lost 1 cents and closed trading at 1 US cent with 5,000 shares and Proven Investments exchanged 16,820 ordinary shares, to close at 21 US cents. JMMB 6% preference share ended at $1.08 with 400 stock units trading. The market closed with just 22,220 shares trading with a value of US$5,122 and the JSE US Equities Index rising 1.59 points to close at 166.82.
Market activity ended with an average of 137,731 shares valued at $1,449,324, in contrast to 189,316 shares valued at $956,760 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 189,385 units valued at $2,973,878 and previously, 182,709 units valued at $3,152,487. January ended with an average of 239,900 units valued at $5,158,193 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 11 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 1 closed with a lower offer.

For more details of market activities see – Subdued trading on Thursday sinks JSE index.

JSE in big rise again – Tuesday

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index climbing 1,439.19 points to 317,974.26 and the JSE Index advancing by 1,311.26 points to 289,710.51.
Tuesday was the second consecutive day with gains of more than 1,300 in the market indices. The number of securities trading, rose above that on Monday, but the value traded fell sharply. Main market activity ended with 5,490,162 shares valued at a mere $27,746,053 changing hands, in contrast to 6,473,345 shares valued at $82,423,988 trading on Monday.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels, leading to prices of 8 securities rising, 14 falling, 9 trading firm as 31 securities changed hands, including 2 from the US market versus 27 that traded on Monday.
The major contributors to the total volume in the market include Ciboney with over 970,000 units, 1834 Investments trading over 2.3 million units, Radio Jamaica with more than 520,000 units and Wisynco with just over 800,000 units. Kingston Wharves jumped $5.55 to a new record high of $42.60, Barita Investments rose 94 cents to end at $8.45, while PanJam Investment rose $1.85 to $41.85, but NCB Financial lost 95 cents to close at $99, Salada Foods fell $1.49 to $10.51 and Scotia Group lost $1 to end at $52.
The US market closed with Margaritaville concluded trading at 22 US cents with 2,835 shares and Proven Investments fell 1.95 cents in exchanging 4,474 ordinary shares, to close at 21 US cents. The market closed with 132,964 shares trading with a value of US$27,986 and the JSE US Equities Index falling 8.95 points to close at 165.23.
Market activity ended with an average of 189,316 shares valued at $956,760, in contrast to 258,934 shares valued at $3,296,960 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 182,709 units valued at $3,152,487 and previously, 181,904 units valued at $3,455,707. January ended with an average of 239,900 units valued at $5,158,193 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 closed with lower offers.

For more details of market activities see – Kingston Wharves jumps $5.55 to new high

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Strong up day for JSE main market – Thursday

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 1,482.29 points to 315,682.85 and the JSE Index climbing 1,350.53 points to 287,622.79.
Main and US market activities ended with moderate trading levels leading to prices of 11 securities rising, 9 falling, 7 trading firm as 27 securities traded, including 1 from the US market versus 30 on Wednesday.
Main market activity ended with 7,713,887 shares valued at $88,768,495 changing hands, in contrast to 8,750,362 shares valued at $150,223,412 trading on Wednesday.
The US market closed with Proven Investments exchanging 8,422 ordinary shares, at 22.95 US cents, with a value of US$1,933 and leading to the JSE US Equities Index rising 3.03 points to close at 174.14.
Market activity ended with an average of 296,688 shares valued at $3,414,173, in contrast to 312,513 shares valued at $5,365,122 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 165,819 units valued at 3,005,225 and previously, 175,215 units valued at $3,541,807. January closed with average of 239,900 units valued at $5,158,193 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 3 closed with lower offers.
Major price changes at the close of the market are, Jamaica Broilers with a fall of $1 to $18, Jamaica Producers jumping $2.50 to $18, JMMB Group rising $1.10 to $25.01, Sagicor Group falling $1 to $35 and Scotia Group up $1 to $51. Ciboney traded 1.06 million units and Wisynco Group trading 1.2 million units after the company reported a 23 percent rise in second quarter profits to December and JMMB Group 7.5% preference shares added just under 2.8 million units to the day’s volume.
For more details of market activities see – 11 stocks rose 9 fell in JSE trading – Thursday.

JSE main market lost ground – Thursday

JMMB Group had most shares trading on Thursday.

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Thursday with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index falling by 791.51 points to 315,155.86 and the JSE Index declining 721.16 points to 287,142.63.
Main and US market activities ended with 10 stocks rising, 11 declining and 6 trading firm as 24 securities traded, versus 29 on Wednesday, including 1 from the US market.
Main market activity ended with 5,854,377 shares valued at $100,038,878 trading, in contrast with 17,559,021 shares valued at $97,721,084 on Wednesday.
The US market traded 39,500 units with a value of US$9,085 with the JSE US Equities Index gained 2.24 points to end at 174.33. Trading ended with Proven Investments exchanging 39,500 ordinary shares, at 22.5 US cents.
Market activity ended with an average of 254,538 units valued at an average of $4,349,516 for each security traded, in contrast to 650,334 units for an average of $3,619,299 on Wednesday. January closed with average of 239,900 units valued at $5,158,193 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
Major price changes at the close of the market are, PanJam Investment lost $1.50 and Seprod jumped $3.50. The volume traded was dominated by JMMB Group that closed with 1,540,700 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 1,071,797 units and Wisynco Group trading 1,495,101 units and fell $1.68.

For more details of market activities see – Trading volume falls on JSE – Thursday.

Big surge in JSE Main market – Wednesday

The Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended January with strong gains in the market indices, with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumping 2,844.76 points to 315,947.37 and the JSE Index climbing 2,591.90 points to 287,863.79, marginally down for the year to date.
Main and US market activities ended with 9 stocks rising, 10 declining and 10 trading firm as 29 securities traded, versus 31 on Wednesday, including 2 from the US market.
Main market activity surged to 17,559,021 shares valued at $97,721,084 with just two stocks accounting for 88 percent of the volume. In contrast with 4,096,473 shares valued at $78,829,626 traded on Wednesday.
The US market traded 9,262 units with a value of US$29,441 with the JSE US Equities Index declining 2.23 points to end at 172.09 for a 3.6 percent rise from the 2017 close. Trading in this market ended with Productivity Business closing at 55 US cents with 25,294 shares and Proven Investments trading 68,968 ordinary shares, to close with a loss of 0.5 cents at 22.5 US cents.
Market activity ended with an average of 650,334 shares valued at $3,619,299, in contrast to 146,303 shares valued at $2,815,344 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 239,900 units valued at $5,158,193 and previously 220,146 units valued at $5,239,823. December closed with average of 686,156 units valued at an average of $8,654,832 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with a lower offer.
Major price changes at the close of the market are, Caribbean Cement gained $1.50 and JMMB Group climbed $1. The volume traded was dominated by Cable & Wireless with an exchange of 11,351,768 shares and Wisynco Group trading 4,146,449 units.

For more details of market activities see – C&W and Wisynco in big trades on JSE .

Main market trading picks up with 17 gains

Wisynco traded the most shares on teh JSE on Tuesday

Wisynco traded the most shares on the JSE on Tuesday

Trading on the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with JSE All Jamaican Composite Index gained 927.49 points to 313,102.61 and the JSE Index advanced by 845.05 points to 285,271.89.
Main and US market activities ended with 17 stocks rising, 5 declining and 9 trading firm as 31 securities traded, versus 26 on Monday, including 3 from the US market.
Main market activity increased with 4,096,473 shares valued at $78,829,626 traded, in contrast with 3,323,821 shares valued at $32,670,539 on Monday.
The US market traded 35,129 units with a value of US$7,605 with the JSE US Equities Index declining 1.18 points to end at 174.32. Trading in this market ended with Margaritaville closing at 22 US cents with 4,100 units after shedding 3 cents, Proven Investments trading 27,087 ordinary shares, to close with a gain of 2 cents at 23 US cents and Sterling Investments closing with a loss of 2 US cents and ended at 12 US cents with 3,942 shares.
Market activity ended with an average of 146,303 shares valued at $$2,815,344, in contrast to 132,953 shares valued at $1,306,822 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 220,146 units valued at $5,239,823 and previously 224,025 units valued at $5,115,100. December closed with average of 686,156 units valued at an average of $8,654,832 for each security traded.

IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading in the main and the US dollar markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with a lower offer.
Major price changes at the close of the market are, Jamaica Broilers finished trading with a loss of $1, Jamaica Producers lost $1.50, Salada Foods traded with a loss of $1.55 and Scotia Group jumped $2.90. The volume traded was dominated by JMMB Group concluded trading at $24, with 824,485 shares and Wisynco Group with 1,249,530 shares with the price jumping $1.

For more details of market activities see – Several JSE prices up ahead of month end.