Big gains again for JSE stocks – Thursday

There was just modest volume trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market on Thursday with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index jumped 2,036.04 points to 324,977.98 and the JSE Index advanced by 1,855.07 points to 296,091.67.
At the close, 25 securities traded, compared to 24 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 8 stocks rising, 4 falling and 13 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets. Price changes were mostly moderate, with none exceeding 60 cents at the close of trading.
Main market activity ended with 2,487,721 units valued at $38,468,870 changing hands, compared to 4,971,238 units valued at $81,421,271 on Wednesday. At the close of trading Supreme Ventures closed with the largest volume of 532,107 units, amounting to 21 percent of the overall volume traded, followed by Wisynco Group with 477,649 shares or 19 percent of the volume traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 108,162 units valued at an average of $1,672,560 for each security traded. In contrast to 216,141 units for an average of $3,540,055 on Wednesday. The average for the month to date is 846,561 shares with a value of $4,577,870 and previously 897,409 shares with a value of $4,795,531. In contrast, March closed with an average of 626,526 units with an average value at $20,492,207 for each security traded.
The US dollar market closed on Thursday with 19,960 shares trading valued at US$11,700. JMMB Group 6% preference share ended concluded trading at US$1 with 9,260 stock units and Proven Investments finished trading after adding 3 US cents to end at 23 US cents after trading 10,700 shares. Trading ended with a rise of 9.8 points in the market index to 175.95.
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 5 with a lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – JSE volume jumps value falls – Thursday.

Modest fall for JSE majors – Monday

There was just modest volume trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market on Monday, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index declining 763.81 points to 320,289.16 and the JSE Index declined by 695.92 points to 291,819.62.
At the close, 28 securities traded, compared to 27 on Friday and ended with the prices of 9 stocks rising, 13 falling and 6 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets.
At the close of trading only NCB Financial Group ended trading with sizable price change having fallen by $1.08 to $95.50.
Main market activity ended with 2,407,626 units valued at $18,652,792 compared to 8,083,593 units valued at $186,825,752 on Friday. At the close of trading, Ciboney Group closed trading with 1,349,330 units amounting to 56 percent of the volume traded and JMMB Group with 7.50 percent with 240,686 units and 10 percent of the day’s volume.
Trading resulted in an average of 89,171 shares valued at $690,844, for each security traded, compared to 384,933 shares valued at $8,896,464 on Friday. The average for the month to date is 1,015,505 shares with a value of $4,839,315 and previously 1,111,701 shares with a value of $5,320,039. In contrast, March closed with an average of 626,526 units with an average value at $20,492,207 for each security traded.
The US dollar market closed on Monday with Productivity Business finished trading at 56 US cents after trading 3,000 shares. Trading ended with an unchanged market index of 162.84.
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 3 with a lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – JSE main market trading drops sharply – Monday.

JSE major shed 1840 points – Thursday

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index fell by 1,840.39 points to 322,605.77 on Thursday. The JSE Index declined by 1,676.81 points to 293,930.32.
At the close, 27 securities traded, compared to 27 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 14 stocks rising, 10 falling and 3 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets.
At the close of trading, JMMB Group rose 98 cents to end at $27, Kingston Wharves fell 99 cents to $39.01 and PanJam Investment traded with a loss of $1 at $42.
Main market activity ended with 4,713,225 units valued at $80,181,699 compared to 22,695,573 units valued at over $68,289,795 on Wednesday. At the close of trading, Wisynco Group ended with 1,679,654 units and 35.64 percent of trading, followed by Supreme Ventures with 804,931 units changing hands for 17.08 percent of the day’s volume and Jamaica Broilers with 417,859 shares and 8.87 percent of stocks traded.
Trading resulted in an average of 181,278 shares valued at $3,083,912, for each security traded, compared to 872,907 shares valued at $2,626,531 on Wednesday. The average for the month to date, is 1,175,559 shares with a value of $4,965,770 and previously 1,296,927 shares with a value of $5,228,826. In contrast, March closed with an average of 626,526 units with an average value at $20,492,207 for each security traded.
The US dollar market closed on Thursday with Proven Investments trading 65,000 units valued at $13,000 and closed at 20 US cents. Trading ended with the market index unchanged at 163.97.
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 6 with a lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – Cable & Wireless leaves JSE – Thursday.

JSE majors add 2,000 points – Wednesday

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Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange main market ended with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index recovering an additional 2,016.95 points to close at 324,446.16 on Wednesday after regaining 3,026.80 of the nearly 7,000 points lost on Tuesday to end at 322,429.21 as advancing stocks edged out declining ones.
The JSE Index regained an added 1,837.67 points to end at 295,607.13 after rising 2,757.76 on Wednesday in clawing back from more than 6,000 points plunge on Tuesday.
At the close, 28 securities traded, the same number as on Tuesday and ended with the prices of 13 stocks rising, 10 falling and 5 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets.

Cable & Wireless Head quarters.

At the close of trading, Jamaica Broilers rose 99 cents to end at $21, Grace Kennedy lost 96 cents to $48, Kingston Wharves rose $1.48 to $40, NCB Financial Group traded with a loss of 99 cents at $96.52 and Scotia Group recovered $1.50 to $52.
Main market activity ended with 22,695,573 units valued at over $68,289,795 compared to 84,503,992 units valued at $180,560,263 on Tuesday. At the close of trading, Cable & Wireless closed with 16,941,044 shares trading amounting to 74.64 percent followed by Ciboney Group with 3,146,042 units and 13.86 percent and Wisynco Group with 1,207,289 units 5.32 percent.
Trading resulted in an average of 872,907 shares valued at $2,626,531, for each security traded, compared to 3,129,777 shares valued at $6,687,417 on Tuesday. The average for the month to date is 1,296,927 shares with a value of $5,228,826 and previously 1,355,881 shares with a value of $ 5,651,699. In contrast, March closed with an average of 626,526 units with an average value at $20,492,207 for each security traded.
The US dollar market closed on Wednesday with Proven Investments trading 547,109 units valued at over $109,430 and closed with a loss of 2 cents at 20 US cents. Trading ended with the market index falling 9.33 points, to close at 163.97.
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 6 with a lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – Cable & Wireless grabs 75% of JSE trades – Wednesday.

Record close for JSE majors on Tuesday

The main market Jamaica Stock Exchange enjoyed a second consecutive day of gains on Tuesday, with the market indices ending at new record closing highs.
At the end of trading, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rose 1,341.98 points to end at a record closing high of 324,609.33 and the JSE Index advanced by 1,222.70 points to finish at a record closing high of 295,755.80.
Trading resulted in, flowing from the exchanging of 29 securities, with 10 rising, 10 falling and 9 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets.
Securities closing with sizable price changes include, including a rise of $1 in the price of Caribbean Cement to $35, Grace Kennedy gained of $1 to $49, Mayberry Investments rose 88 cents to $6.42,

Palace share price climbed $100 to $1,100

Palace Amusement added $100 to $1,100 and NCB Financial lost $1.51 to end at $97.49.
Main market activity ended with 2,989,332 units valued at $34,924,721 changing hands compared to 11,248,457 units valued at over $130,109,783 on Thursday. Wisynco Group with 1,520,527 units that accounted or 50.87 percent of the overall market volume and Victoria Mutual Investments closed trading with 474,525 units and 15.87 percent of traded volume were the two dominant trades.
Trading resulted in an average of 110,716 shares valued at $1,293,508, for each security traded, compared to 387,878 shares valued at $4,486,544 on Thursday. In contrast, March closed with an average of 626,526 units with an average value at $20,492,207 for each security traded.
The US dollar market closed on Tuesday with 144,650 units valued at US$30,130. JMMB Group 7.5% preference share traded 1,500 units with rise of a fraction of a cent, to close at US$1 after rising by 5 US cents and Proven Investments closed trading with 143,150 units at 20 US cents. The market index closed unchanged at 161.45 points.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 with a lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – New high for JSE with more to come

JSE in big Holy Thursday recovery

Caribbean Cement dropped $4.54 on Thursday.

The main market Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped 2,405.36 points to 323,267.35 on Thursday while the JSE Index climbed 2,191.55 points to 294,533.10, as advancing stocks out did declining ones on the last trading day for April.
Trading closed with 32 securities changing hands, up from 27 on Wednesday, leading to 16 advancing, 10 declining and 6 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets. Securities closing with sizable price changes include, including a drop of $4.94 in Caribbean Cement to $35, Grace Kennedy traded with a loss of $1.45 to $48, Jamaica Broilers rose $1 to an all-time high of $21, Jamaica Producers added $1.05 to end at $16, Kingston Wharves gained $2 at in trading at $40, PanJam Investment recovered from the sharp fall of $10.10 on Wednesday, jumping $11 to $43 and a surge of $3.14 in Scotia Group pushed the closing price to $53.99.

Jamaica Broilers closed at a record high on Thursday.

Main market activity ended with 11,248,457 units valued at over $130,109,783 compared to 5,013,846 units valued at $96,400,279 changing hands on Wednesday. Ciboney Group traded 3,892,538 units for 34.61 percent of the day’s volume followed by Wisynco Group with 1,877,516 units or 16.69 percent of the overall market volume, Kingston Wharves with 1,224,813 units or 10.89 percent of stocks traded, Carreras traded 847,800 units and Victoria Mutual Investments closed trading with 731,119 shares changing hands.
Trading resulted in an average of 387,878 shares valued at $4,486,544, for each security traded, compared to 192,840 shares valued at $3,707,703 on Wednesday. For the month to date, an average of 626,526 units with an average value at $20,492,207 traded, compared to 639,063 units with an average value at $20,361,477 changing hands on the previous trading day. In contrast, February closed with an average of 213,336 units, valued at $3,392,475 for each security traded.
The US dollar market closed on Thursday with 51,494 units valued at over US$26,317. Productive Business Solution traded 43,029 units with rise of a fraction of a cent, to close at 58 US cents Proven Investments closed trading with 7,170 units at 20 US cents and Margaritaville (Turks) ended with 1,295 units trading and fell 5 US cents to 20 US cents. The market index closed with a fall of 6.32 points to 161.45.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, 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 offers.
For more details of market activities see – Sharp price changes continue on JSE main market – Thursday.

JSE suffers more losses – Wednesday

The main market Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered more losses on Wednesday on top of those on Tuesday with the all Jamaican Composite Index dropping 1,851.50 points to 320,861.99 and the JSE Index falling 1,686.92 points to 292,341.55.
The decline was accompanied by lower trading volumes than on Tuesday as less money chased stocks.
Trading closed with 27 securities changing hands, up from 30 on Tuesday, leading to 11 advancing, 9 declining and 7 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets. Securities closing with sizable price changes include, Caribbean Cement rising $1.44 to close at $39.94, Grace Kennedy with a gain of $1.95 to $49.45, Jamaica Broilers rising 97 cents to $20, JMMB Group climbing by $1.75 to $26.45, Palace Amusement dropping back $300 to $1,000, Pan Jam Investment falling $10.10 to $32, Scotia Group dropping $2.05 to end at $50.85 and Seprod adding $1.50 to $33.50.
Main market activity ended with 5,013,846 units valued at $96,400,279 compared to 21,289,061 units valued at $268,573,132 changing hands on Tuesday. Sagicor Group traded 833,093 units followed by Wisynco Group with 789,638 shares and Victoria Mutual Investments with 600,506 units.
Trading resulted in an average of 192,840 shares valued at $3,707,703 for each security traded, compared to 760,324 shares valued at $9,591,898 on Tuesday. For the month to date, an average of 639,063 units with an average value at 20,361,477 traded, compared to 661,120 units with an average value at $21,229,208 changing hands on the previous trading day. In contrast, February closed with an average of 213,336 units, valued at $3,392,475 for each security traded.
The US dollar market closed on Wednesday with Proven Investments trading 176,022 units valued at $36,712 at 20 US cents with the market index closing with a gain of 3.97 points to 167.77 as the weighted average price for the day was 20.86 US cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with a lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – Sharp price movements hit JSE main market – Wednesday.

JSE Investors slam cabinet changes – Tuesday

Investors seem not to like the switch in the Ministry of Finance.

Investors reacted negatively to cabinet changes driving down main market Jamaica Stock Exchange stock prices with just 6 rising and 15 falling.
At the close, the all Jamaican Composite Index lost 1,326.19 points to 322,713.49 and the <strong>JSE Index </strong> shed 1,208.31 points to 294,028.47.
Trading closed with 30 securities changing hands, up from 25 on Monday, leading to 6 advancing, 15 declining and 9 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets. Securities closing with sizable price changes include, Berger Paints that shed $1.45 to end at $16.50, Caribbean Cement lost $2.50 to close at $38.50, JMMB Group climbing by $1.75 to $26.45, Kingston Wharves dropping $1.50 to $38.50, NCB Financial down $1.15 to $98.70 and lost $1.30 to end at $24.70 and Seprod falling $1.50 to $32.
Main market activity ended with 21,289,061 units valued at $268,573,132 compared to 19,076,584 units valued at $210,708,799 changing hands on Monday.
Jamaica Stock Exchange shares traded 15,104,462 units and accounted for 70.8 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Jamaica Producers Group with 2,394,964 units and 11.25 percent of the volume traded and with 1,013,952 units and Kingston Wharves with 1,025,513 units with 4.82 percent of the day’s trade.
Trading resulted in an average of 760,324 shares valued at $9,591,898 for each security traded, compared to 706,540 shares valued at $7,804,030 on Monday. For the month to date, an average of 661,120 units with an average value at $21,229,208 traded, compared to 655,542 units with an average value at $21,921,023 changing hands on the previous trading day. In contrast, February closed with average of 213,336 units valued at $3,392,475 for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market on Tuesday ended with 86,812 units valued at US$17,344 with the market index closing with a gain of 0.85 points to 163.80.

Caribbean Cement drooped $2.50 on Tuesday, the day after cabinet changes were announced.

Proven Investments ordinary share ended trading 86,500 units at 20 US cents and Sterling Investments closed with 312 units trading with a gain of 3 US cents at 13 US cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 4 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with a lower offers.
For more details of market activities see –  JSE shares grab 71% of main market trades – Tuesday.

Record run falters for JSE majors – Monday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange hits an intraday high, in early trading but failed to close at a new high.

The main market Jamaica Stock Exchange, hit an intraday record high at the start of trading on Monday but closed lower within 525 points of the record close on March 12.
At the close, the all Jamaican Composite Index jumped 1,544.61 points to 324,039.68 and the JSE Index climbed 1,407.32 points to 295,236.78.
Trading closed with 25 securities changing hands, up from 32 on Friday, leading to 13 advancing, 6 declining and 6 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets. Securities closing with sizable price changes include, Caribbean Cement lost $1 to close at $41, Grace Kennedy declined by $1.50 to $48 and JMMB Group lost $1.30 to end at $24.70.
Main market activity ended with 19,076,584 units valued at $210,708,799 compared to 6,019,816 units valued at $133,802,480 changing hands on Friday. Wisynco Group traded 15,104,462 units and accounted for 79.18 percent of the day’s volume, followed by Ciboney Group, with 1,013,952 units and Victoria Mutual Investments with 659,569 shares.
Trading resulted in an average of 706,540 shares valued at $7,804,030 for each security traded, compared to 250,826 shares valued at $5,575,103 on Friday. For the month to date, an average of 655,542 units with an average value at 21,921,023 traded, compared to 674,192 units with an average value at $23,762,597 changing hands on the previous trading day. In contrast, February closed with average of only 213,336 units valued at $3,392,475 for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market on Monday ended with 390,231 units valued at US$104,789 with the market index closing with a fall of 6.21 points to 162.95. Proven Investments ordinary share ended trading 369,771 units at 20 US cents followed by Margaritaville (Turks) with 260 units at 25 US cents and JMMB Group 5.75% preference share, closed with 20,200 units trading at US$1.50.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 9 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with a lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – Wisynco corners 79% of JSE main market – Monday.

JSE main market index falls – Friday

Seprod jumped $3.50 at the close on Friday.


The main market Jamaica Stock Exchange, lost grounds for first time in five days but with a strongly positive advance decline ratio on Friday.
At the close, the all Jamaican Composite Index fell 1,121.80 points to 322,495.07 and the JSE Index declined by 1,022.09 points to 293,829.46.
Trading closed with 25 securities changing hands, up from 32 on Thursday, leading to 13 advancing, 6 declining and 6 trading firm, in the main and US dollar markets. Securities closing with sizable price changes include, Caribbean Cement rose $2 to $42, Jamaica Broilers gained $1 to $20, Seprod added $3.50 to Thursday’s closing price to close at $33.50 and Scotia Group was up $1.47 to $53.47.
Main market activity ended with 6,019,816 units valued at $133,802,480 compared to 6,093,417 units valued at $73,742,131 changing hands on Thursday. JMMB Group closed 2,319,629 units accounting for 38.53 percent followed by Wisynco Group with 611,295 units and 10.15 percent of the day’s volume and Sagicor Group with 610,599 units or 10.14 percent of total traded securities.
Trading resulted in an average of 250,826 shares valued at $5,575,103 for each security traded, compared to 210,118 shares valued at $2,542,832 on Thursday. For the month to date an average of 674,192 units with an average value at $23,762,597 traded, compared to 674,192 units with an average value at $23,762,597 changing hands on the previous trading day. In contrast, February closed with average of only 213,336 units valued at $3,392,475 for each security traded.
Trading in the US dollar market on Friday ended with JMMB Group 6% US dollar preference share trading 800 units with a loss of 5 cents to close at 95 US cents. The market index closed unchanged at 169.16.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with a lower offers.
For more details of market activities see – Seprod jumped $3.50 on JSE main market – Friday .