More stocks rise than fall on JSE

Tuesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 5 stocks rising and 3 declining as 24 securities changed hands, ending in 1,476,405 units trading, valued at $13,434,336, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell 185.93 points to 76,514.50, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index declined 207.87 points to close at 84,265.07 and the JSE combined index declined by 180.94 points to close at 78,453.71.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 12 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.
JSE sum 20-1-15 Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes ending with 130,300 shares trading, with a gain of 5 cents to $4.85. Jamaica Broilers closed with 10,368 units changing hands to close 10 cents up to $4.10, Mayberry Investments ending with 8,800 shares with the price gaining 2 cents to $2 and Proven Investments finished with 379,550 shares changing hands to close 0.05 cents to 21 US cents, a new 52 weeks’ high.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Barita Investments ended with 2,350 units trading at $2.25, Cable & Wireless closed with 36,903 shares trading at 50 cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers ending with 106,535 ordinary shares changing hands at $6.50. Kingston Wharves finishing with 693 shares changing hands at $6, National Commercial Bank closed with 15,655 units traded at $19. Pan Jamaican Investment finished with 4,493 units at $53, Radio Jamaica ended with 56,739 shares trading at $1.30, Sagicor Group closed with 43,610 units trading at $10.20, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finishing with 20,000 shares changing hands at $6.95 and Scotia Investments traded 1,580 shares changing hands to close at $23.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Berger Paints finished with 2,512 units trading, the price slipped 15 cents to $1.55, Scotia Group ended trading with 11,262 shares changing hands to close lower by 306 cents to $20.20.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 14,000 shares changing hands to close at $3, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 100,000 units trading at $2 and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded finished with 20,500 units trading at $5.

Declining stocks still can’t get upper hand

Bull2_150X150With more than 2 trading weeks gone in January, the number of declining stocks have still not exceeded those advancing on any date so far on the Jamaica Stock Exchange. Monday’s trading activity, resulted in the prices of 7 stocks rising and 7 declining as 24 securities changed hands, ending in only 1,372,251 units traded, valued at a mere $9,697,061, in all market segments.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 126.58 points to 76,700.43, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 141.51 points to close at 84,472.94 and the JSE combined index advanced by 152.16 points to close at 78,634.65.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless ending with 202,960 units changing hands to close with a gain of 2 cents at 50 cents. Pan Jamaican Investment ended with 3,607 units changing hands to close at 98 cents up to $53, Sagicor Group ending with 390 units with the price rising 20 cents $10.20 and Scotia Group ended trading with 28,908 shares changing hands to close 50 cents higher to $20.50.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded price are, Grace Kennedy closing with 42,250 units at $63. Jamaica Stock Exchange finishing with 8,000 stock units trading at $2, Kingston Wharves ending with 1,582 shares at $6, Radio Jamaica trading 1,386 units at $1.30 and Supreme Ventures with 10,956 shares changing hands to close at $2.
JSE sum 19-1-15 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes finishing with 500 shares trading lower by 5 cents to $4.80, Jamaica Money Market Brokers closed with 255,465 ordinary shares changing hands to end lower by 15 cents at $6.50, Jamaica Producers ended trading with 445 units, the stock price slipped $1.30 to $15.70, Mayberry Investments finished with 1,020 units trading, the price declined by 2 cents to $1.98, National Commercial Bank closed with 30,713 units trading as the price fell 50 cents to $19 and Scotia Investments ended with 1,000 shares trading lower by 1 cent at $23.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 17,000 units at $3.

JPS share jumps $119

JPSIn Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the price of Jamaica Public Services 9.5% Preference shares jumped by $118.90 to end at $1,125 for a new all-time high as investors traded the stock for $236,250,000. Activity in the overall market resulted in the prices of 10 stocks rising and 3 declining as 26 securities changed hands, ending in 2,749,084 units trading, valued at $241,908,563, in all market segments.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 4 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell 205.19 points to 76,128.35, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index lost 229.40 points to close at 83,833.34 and the JSE combined index declined by 181.96 points to close at 78,141.73.
Gains| Stocks gaining at their last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras ending with 500 units, the price rose 2 cents to $37.03. Jamaica Broilers ended with 70,537 units changing hands to close with a gain of 3 cents at $4.02, Jamaica Money Market Brokers finishing with 68,763 shares changing hands, to close with a gain of 5 cents, to $6.55. Jamaica Stock Exchange finished with 30,000 shares changing hands, 10 cents higher at $2, National Commercial Bank ended with 8,405 shares trading to gain 20 cents at $19. Sagicor Group finished trading with 27,006 units changing hands to close with a gain of 4 cents at $9.95 and Supreme Ventures finished trading with 4,000 shares with the price rising 3 cents to $1.80
JSE sum 12-1-15 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded price are, Cable & Wireless closing with 202,323 units trading at 48 cents. Caribbean Cement ended with 45,596 units trading at $2.50, Kingston Wharves closed with 4,747 shares at $6, Radio Jamaica closed with 4,400 units at $1.30, Scotia Group finished with 33,854 units trading at $20.10 and Scotia Investments ended with 9,002 shares trading at $23.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Grace Kennedy closing with 3,896 units trading as the price slipped $1 to $62, Mayberry Investments finished with 400,500 shares trading lower by 5 cents to $1.95 and Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended with 2,000 shares changing hands to close lower 15 cents lower at $7.05.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share had 309,000 shares changing hands at $2 and Jamaica Public Service Co 9.5% preference share ended with 210,000 units changing hands to close with a gain of $118.90 at $1,125, the move has reduced the yield to 8.44 percent fr0m 9.5 percent, the coupon rate.

NCB at new high as 10 stocks rise

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NCB Nkgn -2014In Thursday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, National Commercial Bank jumped to a new 52 weeks’ high of $19.99 at the close of trading, as interest continues to build in Jamaican stocks. At the close, the prices of 10 stocks rose and 6 declined, the fifth consecutive day that the number of declining stocks, were not leading. Overall 27 securities changed hands, ending in 3,023,823 units trading, valued at $21,907,847, in all market segments.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 234.58 points to 77,036.20, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 262.28 points to close at 84,848.36 and the JSE combined index gained 232.26 declined by points to close at 78,991.22.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras with 4,700 shares, gains 1 cent, to end at $37.01. Gleaner closed with 9,000 units changing hands and put on 5 cents at 90 cents, Mayberry Investments closed 10 cents higher in trading with 46,200 shares at $2, National Commercial Bank finished trading with 497,424 units changing hands to close 99 cents higher at $19.99, Sagicor Real Estate Fund finished trading with 63,368 shares with the price rising 3 cents to $7.05 and Supreme Ventures traded 7,000 units with the price rising 1 cent to $1.77.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Caribbean Cement closing with 211,147 units trading at $2.50, Desnoes & Geddes finished with 10,000 shares trading at $4.90, Grace Kennedy ended with 9,100 units trading at $61.50. Jamaica Producers in trading 242 shares closed at $17.50, Kingston Wharves closed with 24,500 units changing hands at $6. Pan Jamaican Investment ended with 2,000 shares changing hands at $56, Proven Investments closed with 255,631 shares trading at 20.5US cents. Radio Jamaica finished with 6,645 units trading to end at $1.30, Scotia Group ended with 29,528 units trading at $20.50 and Scotia Investments closed trading with 1,000 units at $23.
JSE 8-1-15f Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless ending with 83,941 units trading, the price slipped 2 cents to 46 cents. Jamaica Broilers finishing with 17,948 units as the price slipped 5 cents to $4.05, Jamaica Money Market Brokers finished with 68,640 ordinary shares trading lower by 60 cents, to $6.51. Sagicor Group ended with 12,100 shares trading lower by 12 cents to $9.91 and Seprod closing with 13,574 units trading as the price slipped 70 cents to $13.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share closed with 591,969 units changing hands at $2.

8 stocks rose 3 declined on JSE

NCB stock gained 35 cents to end at $19 on Wednesday

NCB stock gained 35 cents to end at $19 on Wednesday

Wednesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 8 stocks rising and only 3 declining as 22 securities changed hands. Since the start of the year, there have been no days when there were more losing than winning stocks. The market closed with 1,537,928 units trading, valued at $9,148,634, in all market segments.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 10 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and just 2 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 438.19 points to 76,801.62, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 489.91 points to close at 84,586.08 and the JSE combined index gained 385.03 points to close at 78,758.96.
Grace stock gained 49 cents to end at $61.50.

Grace stock gained 49 cents to end at $61.50.

Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement ending with 316,475 shares changing hands, 10 cents higher at $2.50. Grace Kennedy ended trading with 5,305 units, the price rose 49 cents $61.50, Jamaica Money Market Brokers closed with 51,993 shares trading and gained 1 cent to $7.11, Mayberry Investments ended trading with 474,900 units changing hands to close 3 cents up, to $1.90. National Commercial Bank finished trading with 21,341 shares in gaining of 35 cents to $19, Sagicor Group had 138,592 shares changing hands with the price rising 5 cents to $10.03 and Scotia Group ended with 53,354 units with the price rising 25 cents to $20.50.
JSE 7-1-15f Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless closing with 37,878 units trading at 48 cents, followed by Carreras finishing with 47,535 shares changing hands at $37. Desnoes & Geddes had 20,039 shares changing hands to close at $4.90, Jamaica Broilers ended with 1,000 shares trading at $4.10, Radio Jamaica in trading 795 units ended at $1.30, Sagicor Real Estate Fund closed with 3,400 units at $7.02.
Declines| Pan Jamaican Investment ended with 16,710 shares trading lower by 15 cents to $56 and was the sole loser in the main market.

Scotia Group pushes market down sharply

SCot Bnk signThe Jamaica Stock Exchange main market indices fell back sharply on Tuesday as suggested in yesterday’s commentary with Scotia Group being the main mover of the index. Today the banking group stocks closed at $20.25 well off the close on Monday added to the fall National Commercial Bank stock price also fell and helped pulled down the indices.
Trading activity saw moderate activity for the first time in 138 Student Living, in both ordinary and preference shares helping the overall market in recording prices gain for 8 stocks and decline in 4 as 23 securities changed hands, ending in 1,347,407 units trading, valued at $7,189,700, in all market segments.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 14 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained points to , the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell/ rose/ decline points to close at and the JSE combined index gained declined by points to close at
JSE 6-1-15f Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, trading for the first time, since listing in December, 138 Student Living ordinary shares, ended trading with 5,000 units to gain 10 cents on the IPO price, to close at $4.10. Grace Kennedy closed with only 135 shares changing hands to gain 1 cent at $61.01 and Radio Jamaica had 20,000 shares with the price rising 15 cents at $1.30.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless closing with 191,250 shares trading at 48 cents, Carreras finished with 14,640 shares changing hands to close at $37. Desnoes & Geddes ended with 3,798 shares changing hands at $4.90, Jamaica Broilers closed with 2,350 shares at $4.10, Kingston Wharves with 1,400 shares changing hands, closed at $6, Proven Investments finished with 35,000 shares at 20.5 US cents and Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended with 2,000 shares trading at $7.02.
NCB1 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, National Commercial Bank closing with 7,430 units trading, the price slipped 34 cents to $18.65. Sagicor Group finished with 266,000 shares trading lower by 2 cents at $9.98, Scotia Group ended with 36,488 shares trading $2 lower at $20.25 and Supreme Ventures ended trading with 30,000 shares changing hands to close 24 cents lower at $1.76.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference shares traded 601,215 units to end at $3,Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference shares traded 21,781 units at $2 and 138 Student Living Variable Preference share closed with 11,000 shares trading with a gain of 10 cents t0 $5.10 on the IPO price.

12 stocks fall only 6 rise on JSE

Pan Jam reached a new 52 weeks' high on Tuesday, closing at $56.10.

Pan Jam reached a new high on Tuesday, closing at $56.10.

In Tuesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the prices of 6 stocks rose and 12 declined as 26 securities changed hands, ending in 7,178,648 units trading, valued at only $10,813,280, in all market segments.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, 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.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index dipped 480.86 points to 75,043.48, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 537.67 points to close at 82,620.35 and the JSE combined index gained declined by 477.17 points to close at 76,799.79.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Hardware & Lumber closing with 31,000 shares and rising 97 cents to $7.47. Jamaica Broilers concluded trading with 122,964 shares changing hands, with a gain of 5 cents to $4.05, Pan Jamaican closed at a new 52 weeks’ high of $56.10 while 519 shares changed hands, $1.10 higher. Sagicor Group concluded trading with 34,742 units and put on 1 cent to $9.96 and Salada Foods ended with 20,000 units, to close with a gain of 30 cents to $7.80.
JSE su9-12-14 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless ending trading with 21,759 shares at 45 cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers ended with 7,885 ordinary shares changing hands to close at $7, Jamaica Producers closed with 1,321 shares changing hands at $15.96. Mayberry Investments saw trading in 98,300 shares for $1.52, National Commercial Bank ended with only 580 shares changing hands to close at $18.20 and Proven Investments completed trading with 70,000 shares changing hands at 18.5 US cents.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement ended with 42,116 units as the price slipped 4 cents to $2.40, Desnoes & Geddes closed with 2,560 shares trading lower by 5 cents to $4.65, Grace Kennedy finished with 1,225 shares with a loss of $2 to $60, Radio Jamaica ended with 558,009 units and closed 3 cents down to $1.15, Scotia Group ended trading with 72,402 units as the price slipped 30 cents to $20.10 and Scotia Investments completed trading with 184,817 shares trading lower by $1.40 to $21.10.
Preference| There was no trading of preference shares.

JSE main market marching slowly up

Grace stock gained $1 to end at $62.

Grace stock gained $1 to end at $62.

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, was moderate on Thursday and resulted in the prices of 5 stocks rising and 4 declining as 18 securities changed hands, ending in 585,056 units trading, valued at $6,337,184, in all market segments. The main market seems poised to record gains in the coming period as increased demand has come in for some of the main market stocks.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower as demand increases to buy stocks ahead of the year end close.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 419.22 points to 74,769.09, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 468.75 points to close at 82,313.54 and the JSE combined index gained 394.17 points to close at 76,575.63.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Grace Kennedy completed trading with 10,952 shares changing hands, with a gain of $1 to $62, National Commercial Bank saw trading in 17,306 units with a gain of 16 cents to $18.16. Sagicor Group finished trading with 337,678 shares with the price rising 2 cents to $9.90, Scotia Group ended trading with 24,212 units, the price put on 46 cents to $20.01 and Scotia Investments concluded trading with 25,000 shares changing hands with a gain of 5 cents to $22.55.
JSE sum 4-12-14 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless ended with 34,400 units and closed at 45 cents, Jamaica Broilers exchanged 41,577 shares at $4 each, Kingston Wharves concluded trading with 9,700 shares changing hands to close at $6. Proven Investments had 525 shares changing hands to close at 18.5 US cents, Radio Jamaica contributed 4,758 shares to close at $1.18 and Supreme Ventures ended trading with 8,300 shares at $1.90.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras ending with 11,848 units, as the price slipped 1 cent to $36.99, Gleaner closing at a new 52 weeks’ low while trading 20,000 shares at 99 cents, by slipping by 1 cent and Jamaica Money Market Brokers finished with 14,600 shares with a loss of 4 cents to $7.06.
Preference| Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 150 units at $5.50.

Pan Jam jumps $3.30 to year’s high on JSE

pan_jamaican_logo280x150 Pan Jamaican Investments Trust jumped $3.30 to a new 52 weeks’ high, on Tuesday, trading in the stock accounted for $34.2 million of the day’s activity. Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 4 stocks rising and 7 declining as 18 securities changed hands, ending in 2,127,873 units trading, valued at $41,812,058, in all market segments.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 7 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 93.54 points to 74,458.58, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 104.59 points to close at 81,966.34 and the JSE combined index declined by 138.77 points to close at 76,362.07.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes completed trading with 1,000,000 shares changing hands, with a gain of 3 cents to $4.60. Jamaica Money Market Brokers saw trading in 2,300 ordinary shares and gained 5 cents to $7.10, Pan Jamaican Investment finished trading with 618,400 shares, the price rose $3.30 cent to $55 and Proven Investments concluded trading with 7,308 units and put on 1.20 cents to 18.5 US cents.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Carreras ending trading with 920 shares changing hands to close at $36.89, Jamaica Broilers exchanged 4,660 shares trading at $4. Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading with 6,942 shares changing hands, at $1.50, Mayberry Investments contributed 8,159 shares at $1.50 and Radio Jamaica traded 8,882 shares at $1.18.
JSE 2-12-14 Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless ended with 48,985 units as the price slipped 2 cents to 43 cents, Jamaica Producers finished with 5,000 shares with a loss of 5 cents to $15.95, National Commercial Bank ended with 19,418 shares changing hands to close 11 cents down to $18, Sagicor Group ended trading with 36,298 shares for 10 cents less at $9.90 and Scotia Group ended with 53,411 shares changing hands to close lower by 50 cents at $19.50.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 282,190 shares changing hands to close at $3 Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share exchanged 3,000 units at $2.

JSE Market starts December up

Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 7 stocks rising and 6 declining as 22 securities changed hands, ending in 1,979,654 units trading, valued at $9,662,737, in all market segments.
JSE sum 1-12-14 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 213.63 points to 74,552.12, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 238.86 points to close at 82,070.93 and the JSE combined index gained 180.89 points to close at 76,500.84.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless completing trading with 229,162 shares while gaining 1 cent to 45 cents, Mayberry Investments concluded trading with 100,000 units and put on 2 cents to $1.50, National Commercial Bank closed with 6,500 shares as the price climbed 11 cents to $18.11 and Sagicor Group finished trading with 157,895 shares changing hands to close 1 cent higher at $10.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Grace Kennedy having 2,768 shares trading at $61, Pan Jamaican Investment ended trading with 4,386 shares changing hands, at $51.70. Radio Jamaica contributed 17,354 shares in trading to end at $1.18, Scotia Group ended with 106,500 shares at $20, Scotia Investments finished trading with 7,756 shares changing hands at $22.50 and Seprod had 12,185 shares changing hands to close at $12.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras ending with 650 units as the price slipped 11 cents to $36.89, Jamaica Broilers finished with 84,583 shares with a loss of 5 cents to $4. Jamaica Stock Exchange finished with 35,000 units and fell 5 cents lower at a new 52 weeks’ low of $1.50 and Proven Investments ended trading with 165,136 shares for 0.69 cent less at 17 US cents.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded with 32,350 shares changing hands to close at $3.