Active securities climbed on JSE

In Thursday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 11 stocks rose and 9 declined as 29 securities changed hands, resulting in 4,031,674 shares trading, valued at $20,663,144.
JSE sum 4-9-14 Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 539.88 points to 72,301.76 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 603.67 points to close at 79,554.69.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains at the end of trading, in the main market are, Caribbean Cement with 10,000 shares trading to close with a gain of 10 cents at $2.50, Desnoes & Geddes with 10,000 shares with 5 cents gain, to $4.65, Kingston Wharves gained 48 cents while trading 500 shares at $5.50, Mayberry Investments gained 20 cents to close at $1.90 with 144,148 units changing hands. Sagicor Group had 706,269 active units and closed 40 cents higher at $9.40, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 28,880 units, gained 5 cents at $6.95, Scotia Investments traded only 1,000 shares and put on $2.60 to end at $24 and Seprod with 18,825 units closed 25 cents up at $11.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price, with volume and last traded prices are, Berger Paints with 5,000 shares closing at $1.60, Carreras trading 4,711 units and closed at $34.90 and National Commercial Bank with 25,352 shares, closed at $18.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless with 12,000 shares, declined by a cent to close at 29 cents, Grace Kennedy with only 199 shares, dipped 50 cents to $60.50, Hardware & Lumber with 10,000 shares, lost 59 cents to end at $7.01, Jamaica Broilers with 2,374,605 shares closed 20 cent down at $4.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 11,406 shares, saw the price slipping by a cent to $6.95 and Scotia Group 8,950 shares traded with a loss of 5 cents at $18.95.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) 8.75% preference share traded 2,000 units at $3, JMMB 7.50% preference share ended trading with 240,000 units at $2 and Proven Investments 8% Preference share traded 113,300 units at $5.05.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 7.79 points to close at 641.64 as 9 stocks traded with 3 advancing and 3 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are, Dolphin Cove with activity in 2,000 shares as the price was up 25 cents to $8, General Accident with 15,000 shares put on 2 cents to $1.36 and Lasco Distributors traded 92,770 units at a cent higher at $1.12.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Access Financial with 2,400 units at $10.18, Honey Bun ended at $2.34 with 1,736 shares changing hands and Lasco Financial 110,956 shares, traded at 92 cents.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading are, Blue Power with just 3,415 units, shed 1 cent to $9.05, Caribbean Producers with 15,000 shares lost a cent, to end at $2.35 and Lasco Manufacturing 61,252 units closed own a cent at 93 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 4 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 stocks with offers that were lower.

Scotia Group drives indices up sharply

scotiabankBuilding150x150 The major indices of the Jamaica Stock Exchange jumped sharply In Tuesday’s trading, but this may not last as a jump in Scotia Group share price to $20.49 was the main reason for the big move, as Scotia Investments purchase the vast majority of the stock. For the overall market prices of 10 stocks rose, 5 declined as 26 securities changed hands, resulting in 13,528,222 shares trading, valued at $26,762,169.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index leapt by 1,732.90 points to 73,093.62 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index jumped 1,937.69 points to close at 80,440.13,
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market, are Caribbean Cement with 24,297 units changing hands, gained 12 cents to $2.22, Grace Kennedy with 1,090 shares added $2 to price to end at $61, Jamaica Broilers had 600 units trading, as the price gained 13 cents to $4.70, National Commercial Bank with 5,125 shares put on 38 cents to close at $18, Radio Jamaica 2,554 units closed with 4 cents increase at $1.04, Sagicor Group had activity in 131,695 shares and gained 10 cents at $9.50, Sagicor Real Estate Fund 7,500 units traded with 5 cents gain at $6.90 and Scotia Group traded 957,902 shares to gain $1.68 to end at $20.47.
JSE 2-9-14 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price with volume and last traded prices, are Cable & Wireless with 11,967,181 shares at 30 cents, with broker, Pan Caribbean doing the bulk of the sales, while JMMB bought all from Pan Caribbean, Carreras with only 200 shares closed at $34.80, Jamaica Money Market Brokers traded 120,937 ordinary shares at $7 and Kingston Wharves with 10,000 units, ended at $5.02.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market, are Berger Paints with 5,000 shares, declined by 2 cents, to close at $1.60, Hardware & Lumber with 5,000 shares lost $1.40 to $7.60 and Proven Investments with 4,813 ordinary shares, closed at 0.25 US cents lower at 17US cents.
Preference| Junior market listed Eppley 9.5% preference share, traded 54,433 units at $6.10, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.50% preference share had 2,729 units changing hands at $3.50 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 17,200 units at $3.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 7.13 points to close at 649.85 as 9 stocks traded with 2 advancing and 2 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are, AMG Packaging with 4,741 shares to close with a gain of 3 cents, at $2.43 and Lasco Manufacturing with 19,600 units, to close 9 cents higher at $1.04.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Blue Power with 2,500 shares at $9.06, Dolphin Cove with 2,000 shares at $7.75, Jamaican Teas 160,000 shares at $3.30 and Knutsford Express, with 4,303 units at $5.16.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are Access Financial with 2,322 shares, down 2 cents, to close at $10.18 and Lasco Financial with 14,500 units, lost 8 cents to 92 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator, had 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 stocks with offers, that were lower.

National Flour Mills up 73% more gains coming

NFM logoNational Flour Mills was priced at 75 cents on July 26, last year. At the end of August this year, the stock is selling at $1.30, a gain of 73 percent.
IC insider had the stock as the second on the list of stocks on the Trinidad Stock Exchange, with potential gains, with 252 percent at the end of July last year. It remained as number 2 up to September 20th. By the end of the following week, the stock price moved up to 89 cents and the position slipped to number 4 top potential gainer, with likely gains of 197 percent as the price rose.
TTSE pe -8-14 At the end of December, the potential declined to 172 percent, but it was still at 4th position. By July the stock moved back into number 2 position as the earnings were upgraded to 16 cents per share in April, with potential gains of 252 percent once more.
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The stock sits at number 5 presently, with a potential gain of 171 percent. Immediately below at 114 percent, is Massy Holdings. Citizens Bank sits next with likely gains of 68 percent and Republic with 42 percent. At the top is Trinidad Cement with 256 percent followed by Point Lisas with 210 percent, Guardian 207 percent and Berger 205 percent.
Since July last year, the performance of some of the IC Insider potential gainers on the Trinidad Stock Exchange are, Trinidad Cement with gains of 178 percent, First Citizens, 52 percent from its IPO price, Massy Holdings 17 percent, One Caribbean Media 39 percent, Point Lisas and Republic Bank 11 percent each.

Cable & Wireless trades 23.5m shares on JSE

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In Friday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, Cable & Wireless dominated trading with 23.5 million shares, valued at $7 million, in 8 different lots. The price of the stock slipped at the close of the market, on a day when the prices of 8 stocks rose and 8 declined as 24 securities changed hands, resulting in 25,186,205 shares trading, valued at $15,293,836.
JSE sum 29-8-14 Main Market| The JSE Market Index dropped by 140.37points to 71,602.04 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 156.95 points to close at 78,772.29.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market, are Berger Paints with 7,500 gained 2 cents at $1.62, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 23,600 shares to close with a gain of 5 cents at $7, Mayberry Investments 78,468 shares traded closed 5 higher at $1.65, National Commercial Bank with 107,897 shares changing hands closed 1 cent higher at $18, Proven Investments ordinary share traded 25,300 units with 0.25 US cents gain at 17.25 US cents, Sagicor Group had 39,030 shares trading at 16 cents, to end at $9.40 and Scotia Group 21,000 units to end at 2 cents higher at $18.84.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price with volume and last traded prices, are Grace Kennedy with 7,960 closed at $59, Jamaica Broilers had 10,175 units changing hands at $4.70, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 30,000 units traded at $6.85 and Scotia Investments 3,000 shares closed at $21.40.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless lost 2 cents I trading 23,460,586 shares with a loss of 2 cents to 30 cents, Caribbean Cement with 16,748 lost 14 cents to $2.04, Carreras with 10,193 shares lost 1 cent to end at $34.89, Desnoes & Geddes 342,700 shares changed hands at 19 cents lower at $4.60, Jamaica Producers had 61,440 shares changing hands at $15.60 after losing 5 cents and Buy Rated Radio Jamaica lost 22 cents while trading 319,350 shares to end at $1, for a 52 weeks low.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 17,000 units at $3.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 3.97 points to close at 643.12 as 6 stocks traded with 1 advancing and 2 declining.
Gains| Access Financial with 100 units closed 2 cents higher at $10.20 and was the only stocks recording an increase at the end of trading in the junior market.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Caribbean Cream with 103,000 shares closing at 75 cents, General Accident with 145,448 units closed at $1.40 and Lasco Financial traded 3,000 shares at $1.
Declines| Stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading, are Lasco Distributors traded 202,000 units at $1.11 as the price lost a cent and Lasco Manufacturing with 150,710 shares closed 5 cents higher at 92 cents.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower.

9 stocks rose & only 3 fell on JSE

In Thursday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 9 stocks rose and 3 declined as 20 securities changed hands, resulting in 2,085,438 shares trading, valued at $15,090,664.
JSE 28-8-14 Main Market| The JSE Market Index dropped by 81.34 points to 71,742.41 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 90.95 points to close at 78,929.24.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless with 513,155 shares to close with a gain of a cent at 32 cents, Carreras gained 15 cents to close at $34.90 with 1,648 units changing hands, followed by Pan Jamaican Investment with 100,836 shares at $48.58, after gaining 7 cents, Sagicor Group 51,878 shares resulted in 1 cent gain to $9.24, Scotia Group with 18,970 shares gained 5 cents to end at $18.82 and Seprod traded only 1,400 units to put on 25 cents at $10.75.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price with volume and last traded prices, are Berger Paints with 3,420 shares closing at $1.60, Jamaica Broilers with 4,825 traded closed at $4.70, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 31,655 units at $6.95 and Kingston Wharves 4,000 shares closed at $5.02.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses, at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement with 72,438 shares in losing 42 cents, to end at $2.18, National Commercial Bank with 342,852 shares closing 51 cents down at $17.99 and Supreme Ventures losing 6 cents in trading 62,000 units, to finish at $1.80.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) 8.75% preference share traded 686,000 units at $3 and the JMMB 7.50% preference share, traded just 1,000 units at $2.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index gained 2.65 points to close at 647.09 as only 5 securities traded with 3 advancing and none declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market, are C2W Music gained 2 cents with 5,759 shares to land at 40 cents, General Accident with 902 shares closed 5 cents up at $1.40 and Lasco Manufacturing with 100,000 shares was 2 cents ahead at 97 cents.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Caribbean Producers that had 21,500 shares trading at $2.36 and Lasco Financial with 61,200 shares ended at $1.
Declines| No stock declined in the junior market at the end of trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 3 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

Market eases back on Wednesday at JSE

In Wednesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 6 stocks rose and 10 declined as 23 securities changed hands, resulting in 3,423,013 units trading, valued at $28,248,377.
JSE 27-8-14 Main Market| The JSE Market Index declined 640.32 points to 71,823.75 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 715.99 points to close at 79,020.19.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market are, National Commercial Bank with 82,727 units, gained 50 cents to close at $18.50, Radio Jamaica gained 7 cents to close at $1.22 while 10,500 units traded, Sagicor Group had 751,235 shares while gaining 3 cents, to close at $9.23 and Scotia Investments with 1,000 shares gained 40 cents to end at $21.40.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in price, with volume and last traded prices are, Berger Paints with 18,336 shares at $1.60, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 68,000 units changing hands to end at $6.95, Proven Investments US dollar ordinary share, traded 9,269 units at 17 US cents and Pulse Investments with 100,000 shares closed at 35 cents.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless with 121,903 units for 3 cents lower at 31 cents, Caribbean Cement with 6,300 shares, lost 20 cents to end at $2.60, Carreras traded 301,057 units with a loss of 15 cents to end at $34.75, Desnoes & Geddes 20,000 units traded at the close at $4.79, with a gain of a cent, Grace Kennedy with 3,329 units lost $1 in falling to $59, Jamaica Producers had 2,343 units going through the market but shed $1.35 to $15.65, Kingston Wharves 33,750 shares was done with a 25 cents loss at $5.02, Scotia Group with 129,116 shares closed 73 cents lower at $18.77 and Seprod 7,140 shares were traded for 25 cents less at $10.50.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 2,832 units at $3 and Proven Investments 8% preference share had just 1,200 units trading, at $5.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index gained 0.59 points to close at 644.44 as only 4 securities traded with 2 advancing and 1 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market, are Jamaican Teas with 1,630,657 shares to gain 5 cents and closed at $3.30 and Lasco Distributors with 102,319 shares, gained 1 cent to $1.12.
Firm Trades| Caribbean Producers with 15,000 units traded at $2.36 and was the only stock in the junior market, that traded and closed at the same price as the day before.
Declines| C2W Music with 5,000 shares, lost 5 cents to close at 38 cents, was the sole stock declining in the junior market at the end of trading
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.

Prices of 12 stocks rose on JSE & 3 fell

Trading picked up somewhat on Friday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, as the number of securities changing hands climbed to 31 with the prices of 12 stocks rising and 3 declining. There was a total of 8,433,459 stock units trading, valued at $ 52,156,868.
JSEsum22-8-14Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 528.73 points to 71,665.41 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index moved up 591.21 points to close at 78,843.14 as the largest block of stocks gaining came from the main market.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market, are, Cable & Wireless with 84,600 shares, helping the price to gain 2 cents at 36 cents, but there was an offer to sell at 35 cents at the close of the market. Caribbean Cement with 11,635 units, gained 35 cents to $2.90, Desnoes & Geddes 3,312 shares helped to push the price up 40 cents, to $4.50, Jamaica Broilers in trading 1,411,047 shares was up 3 cents, at $4.60, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 431,000 ordinary shares, gained 5 cents to end at $7, Jamaica Producers with 142,996 units changing hands, closed $1.39 higher at $16.99, Kingston Wharves had 178,451 units, trading 25 cents higher at $5.27, Mayberry Investments 9,690 shares went through the market with an 11 cents gain to $1.68, National Commercial Bank 145,579 units traded 5 cents higher at $18.05 and Pan Jamaican Investment with 1,539 shares, closed a cent higher at $48.51.
Firm| The stocks with volume and last traded prices in the main market to close without a change in price, are Berger Paints with 16,471 shares closing at $1.60, Grace Kennedy with 34,378 units and closed at $60, after trading as high as $61, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 240,880 shares ended at $6.85, Sagicor Group traded 668,226 units at $9, Scotia Group with 77,239 units changing hands, closed at $18.76 and Scotia Investments with 42,405 shares closed at $21.28.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market, are Carreras with 462,740 shares, to close with a loss of 70 cents at $34.30, Radio Jamaica a new Buy Rated stock, traded 2,058,222 shares while losing 10 cents to $1.10, a new 52 weeks low and Supreme Ventures 4,100 shares traded with a 14 cents loss to $1.86.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 1,100,000 units at $3 and the company’s 7.50% preference share saw 300,000 units being traded at $2 and Proven Investments 8% preference share with 215,758 units at $5.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index rose 4.39 points to close at 647.37 as 9 stocks traded with 3 advancing and 2 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market, are Dolphin Cove with 6,000 units and was up 15 cents to $7.75, General Accident with 559,921 shares gained 5 cents to $1.45 and Lasco Distributors with a mere 950 units, closed up a cent at $1.12.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the prior trading day are, Access Financial with 3,254 units at $10.18, Blue Power with 2,466 shares at $9.06, Consolidated Bakeries 200,000 shares at 80 cents, Derrimon Trading with 15,000 units at $2.15, Honey Bun 600 shares closed at $2.34 and Lasco Manufacturing with 5,000 units at 95 cents.
Declines| There were no stocks declining in the junior market at the end of trading,
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

Moderate trading on JSE with 18 securities

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, was again moderate, as buying remains cautious while investors try to wait out sellers close to the current prices.
JSE  21-8-14At the end of trading, the prices of 4 stocks rose and 6 declined as 18 securities changed hands, resulting in 1,669,785 stock units trading, valued at $16,956,484.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index moved up by 119.83 points to 71,136.68 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 134 points to close at 78,251.93.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market, are, Carreras with 10,588 units changing hands, gaining of 50 cents to $35, Grace Kennedy with 135,968 shares to close with a gain of $1 at $60, Kingston Wharves 14,083 shares traded for a cent gain, at $5.02 and Scotia Group had a mere 212 units trading a cent lower at $18.76.
Firm| The stocks with volume and last traded prices in the main market to close without a price change, are Berger Paints with 8,435 shares changing hands at $1.60, Cable & Wireless with only 15,928 shares trading at 34 cents, National Commercial Bank with 83,881 units to close at $18, Proven Investments ordinary stock, traded 7,100 units at 17US cents, Buy Rated, Radio Jamaica saw 55,908 trading at $1.20 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund 56,600 units, traded at $6.85.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement with just 675 shares as the price lost 45 cents to $2.55, Jamaica Broilers had 1,057,921 shares being exchanged 3 cents lower at $4.57, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 121,367 units slipped 5 cents to $6.95, Pan Jamaican Investment had only 662 shares trading with a 1 cent loss to end at $48.50, Sagicor Group put through 16,116 shares and slipped 15 cents to $9 and Scotia Investments 1,624 units cost 10 cents less than on Wednesday at $21.28.
Preference| There was no trading in the preference sector.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index was unchanged at 642.98 as only 2 stocks traded with none recording a change in price.
Firm| Stocks trading in the junior market with prices unchanged the end of trading are, Blue Power with 20,000 units changing hands at $9.06 and Caribbean Producers with 62,717 shares at $2.35.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 13 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.

JSE trading extends to 33 securities on low volume

In Tuesday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 9 stocks rose and 9 declined as 33 securities changed hands, resulting in 2,457,366 stock units trading, valued at $5,927,351.
JSE 19-8-14Main Market| The JSE Market Index dropped 323.78 points to 71,151.07 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index moved lower by 362.04 points, to close at 78,268.02.
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the end of trading in the main market, are Jamaica Broilers with 6,000 shares gaining 15 cents to close at $4.80, Mayberry Investments put through 102,760 shares at 2 cents higher to end at $1.57 and Pan Jamaican Investment with 4,035 shares closed a cent up at $48.51.
Firm| Stocks with volume and last traded prices in the main market to close without a price change, are, Berger Paints with 2,400 shares closing at $1.65, Cable & Wireless 952,637 units at 37 cents, Gleaner had 34,853 shares changing hands at $1.05, Grace Kennedy 4,000 units at $59.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers exchanged 53,005 at $6.95, National Commercial Bank 30,044 shares changed hands at $18.15 each, Proven Investments US$ ordinary stock, put through 24,750 units at 17US cents, Sagicor Group with 7,553 units at $9 and the Sagicor Real Estate Fund with a mere 300 units, closed at $6.85.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market, are Carreras with 5,124 shares as the price slipped by 95 cents to end at$34.05, Ciboney 33,000 stocks units was at a cent lower to end at 7 cents, Jamaica Producers with 12,467 shares saw $3.40 lashed off the price to end at $15.60, Radio Jamaica had 3,150 shares changing hands to close 2 cents lower at $1.20, Scotia Group with 33,203 stocks units, lost a cent to end at $18.71, Scotia Investments with only 2,414 shares, lost 62 cents to end at $21.38 and Seprod had 70,427 shares going through the market, 50 cents lower to end at $10.50.
Preference| Eppley 9.5% preference share traded 58,000 units at $6.10, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 24,428 units with 2 cents off, to end at $2.98, Proven Investments 8% preference share, saw only 957 units trading at $5.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index gained 10.43 points to close at 643.38 as 12 securities traded with 7 advancing and only 1 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market, are Caribbean Producers with 17,000 shares while gaining a cent to $2.31, Derrimon Trading with 7,900 units to close 10 cents higher at $2.15, Dolphin Cove gained 15 cents with 1,028 shares to end at $7.75, General Accident 200,000 shares traded resulted in a 5 cents rise to $1.40, followed by Lasco Financial with 116,015 units at a gain of 10 cents to $1, Lasco Manufacturing with 300,500 units gained 8 cents to $1 and Paramount Trading put on 2 cents, while trading 18,000 units to land at $2.52.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, Consolidated Bakeries with only 500 shares at 80 cents, Honey Bun with 28,216 shares at $2.34 and Lasco Distributors with 300,000 units, ended at $1.11.
Declines| Only one stock declined in the junior market at the end of trading, with AMG Packaging exchanging 2,700 shares while losing 10 cents to end at $2.40.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.

Low Monday trading on JSE

In Monday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 6 stocks rose and 8 declined as 21 securities changed hands, resulting in only 1,773,803 units trading, valued at a mere $8,322,864.
JSE sum 18-8-14Main Market| The JSE Market Index rose 73.60 points to 71,474.85 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index gained 82.29 points to close at 78,630.06
Gains| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with gains, at the close of trading in the main market, are Carreras with 1,755 shares trading at $35, to close with a gain of 50 cents, Grace Kennedy with 41,000 units, the price gained $1.90 to reach $59.50 and Seprod with a gain of 50 cents, closed at $11, with 81,490 units changing hands.
Firm| The stocks with volume and last traded prices, in the main market to close without a price change, are Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 111,451 shares at $6.95, Sagicor Real Estate Fund with 5,564 shares closing at $6.85, Scotia Investments with 13,595 units and closed at $22 and Supreme Ventures 71,000 shares at $1.80.
Declines| The volume and last traded prices of stocks with losses at the at the end of trading in the main market, are Berger Paints with 1,000 units after losing a cent to end at $1.65, Cable & Wireless with 370,466 units, 2 cents lower at 37 cents, Gleaner 101,000 shares, traded 7 cents lower at $1.05, for a new 52 weeks low. National Commercial Bank traded 32,099 shares at $18.15, down 10 cents, Proven Investments traded 13,500 of its US dollar ordinary stock for 0.0025 US cent lower at $0.17, Sagicor Group with 17,590 shares, at a reduction of 10 cents, ended at $9 and Scotia Group with 45,650 shares at $18.72, for 3 cents less.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 242,758 units at $3, while the 7.50% preference share traded 250,000 units at $2 and Proven Investments 8% preference share with 485 units, closed at $5.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index declined by 0.83 points to close at 632.95 as only 4 stocks traded with 3 advancing and 1 declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market, are Caribbean Cream trading 7,000 units, gained 8 cents to end at 83 cents, Honey Bun with 10,800 units, gained 4 cents to close at $2.34 and Lasco Manufacturing 120,000 units, closed with a 2 cents gain at 92 cents.
Firm Trades| There was no active stock in the junior market to close at the same price as the day before.
Declines| Lasco Financial with 235,600 units trading for a 5 cents reduction to 90 cents, was the only stock declining in the junior market at the end of trading.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower.