51% of JSE main market stocks fall

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed higher on Tuesday, with advancing outpaced by declining stocks two to one.
The market ended, with 35 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 8 advancing, 18 declining and 9 unchanged, compared to 37 securities trading on Friday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 944.53 points to close at 568,736.30, the JSE Index gained 594.41 points to 517,224.50 and the JSE Financial Index rose 1.06 points to end at 141.59.
Market activity lead to 25,607,960 units valued at $336,490,907 changing hands, in contrast to 25,996,401 units valued $339,872,230 crossing the main market on Monday.
Supreme Ventures led trading with 10 million shares for 39 percent of total volume, followed Wigton Windfarm with 7 million units accounting for 27 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Fund with 6.7 million shares for 26 percent of the main market’s volume as the price closed at an all-time low of $1.17.
Trading closed with an average of 800,249 units valued at an average of $10,515,341 for each security traded. In contrast to 764,600 units for an average of $9,996,242 on Monday, for each security traded on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 696,737 shares valued at $7,854,199 for every security traded, compared to 683,161 shares valued at $7,446,752 for each security traded. The market closed out August with an average of 1,743,431 units valued at $9,907,963 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 with lower offers.
In main market activity, Berger Paints lost $1.60 to settle at $19 with 8,200 shares crossing the exchange, Caribbean Cement dived $4.99 to settle at $80.01 with 23,040 shares changing hands, Grace Kennedy lost 40 cents to end at $68 with 15,689 shares changing hands. Jamaica Broilers climbed $1 to settle at $34 with 38,062 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers lost $1.49 to settle at $23.51 trading 17,342 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange declined 50 cents to settle at $25 with 105,815 shares changing hands. JMMB Group lost 25 cents to settle at $48 with an exchange of 53,449 shares, Kingston Properties lost 35 cents to end at $5.62, in trading 10,200 stock units, Kingston Wharves traded 3,368 shares but dropped 99 cents in closing at $63.01. Mayberry Jamaican Equities dropped $1.10 to end at $12, trading 17,374 shares, NCB Financial climbed $2 to end at $214, trading 58,922 shares, Sagicor Group exchanged 26,619 stock units after gaining 85 cents to end at $72.85. Scotia Group traded 6,652 shares but fell $1 to $56.50, Seprod declined by $3.99 to settle at $51.01 with 44,831 shares changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 34 cents in trading 190,609 shares at $21.60 and Wisynco traded 161,584 shares and gained $1 to close at $24.50.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 235,741 units valued at US$36,978 changing hands with JMMB Group 6% preference share with 1,550 units and lost 2 cents to close at US$1.02, Proven Investments rose by 1 cent in closing at 26 US cents in exchanging 4,258 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments trading 229,933 shares at 15 US cents after adding one cent. The JSE USD Equities Index rose 1.48 points to end at 194.36.

12 all for JSE main market stocks – Monday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed lower on Monday, with advancing and declining stocks being equal as recently listed Eppley Property Fund, closed at the lowest point since listing.
The market ended, with 37 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 12 gaining, 12 declining and 13 with no price change, compared to 37 securities trading on Friday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 3,282.91 points to end at 567,791.77, the JSE Index declined by 2,986.09 points to close at 516,963.09 and the JSE Financial Index fell 1.49 points to end at 140.53.
Market activity lead to 25,996,401 units valued $339,872,230 changing hands, in contrast to 14,157,264 units valued at $123,207,133 crossing the main market on Friday.
Wigton Windfarm led trading with 14 million shares for 54 percent of total volume, followed JMMB Group with 4.8 million units accounting for 18 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Fund with 3.7 million shares for 14 percent of the main market’s volume.
Trading closed with an average of 764,600 units valued at an average of $9,996,242 for each security traded. In contrast to 404,493 units for an average of $3,520,204 on Friday for each security traded on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 683,161 shares valued at $7,446,752 for every security traded, compared to 803,971 shares valued at $6,951,422 for each security traded. The market closed out August with an average of 1,743,431 units valued at $9,907,963 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 with lower offers.
In main Market activity, Berger Paints climbed 60 cents to settle at $20.60 with 13,200 shares crossing the exchange, Caribbean Cement climbed $4 to settle at $85 with 12,500 shares changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund lost $1 to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $46 with trading of 2,000 shares. Grace Kennedy lost $1.60 to end at $68.40 with 31,904 stock units changing hands. JMMB Group lost 25 cents to settle at $49.50 with an exchange of 4,761,853 shares, Jamaica Producers gained $1 to settle at $25 trading 21,981 shares, Mayberry Investments climbed 50 cents to settle at $9.50 with 24,200 shares changing hands. Mayberry Jamaican lost 40 cents to end at $13.10, trading 7,505 shares, Panjam Investment fell 50 cents to end at $101.50, trading 9,642 shares, Proven Investments gained 40 cents to end at $37.50, trading 5,708 shares, Seprod declined by $2 to settle at $55 with 4,745 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures ended with a rise of $1 to $27 with 35,776 stock units trading and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 64 cents in trading 128,354 shares at $21.26.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 154,913 units valued at over $47,764 changing hands with JMMB Group 6% preference share exchanging 14,000 units and rising 3 cents to close at US$1.04, Proven Investments rose slightly in closing at 25.01 US cents in exchanging 113,713 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments trading 27,200 shares at 14 US cents after falling by a cent. The JSE USD Equities Index lost 1.17 points to end at 192.88.

JSE main market rises – Friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market moved higher on Friday, with declining stocks just edging out advancing ones.
The market ended, with 37 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 13 advancing, 14 declining and 10 trading firm, compared to 37 securities trading on Thursday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 2,830.80 points to close at 571,074.68, the JSE Index added 2,570.52 points to end at 519,949.18 and the JSE Financial Index rose 1.65 points to end at 142.02.
Market activity lead to 14,157,264 units valued at $123,207,133 changing hands, in contrast to 9,158,146 units valued $118,719,755 crossing the main market on Thursday.
Wigton Windfarm took over volume leadership by trading 8.4 million shares for 59 percent of total volume, Sagicor Select Fund followed with 2 million units accounting for 14 percent of the day’s trade and Jamaica Stock Exchange with 1.1 million shares for 8 percent of the main market’s volume.
Trading closed with an average of 404,493 units valued at an average of $3,520,204 for each security traded. In contrast to 261,661 units for an average of $3,391,993 for each security traded on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 803,971 shares valued at $6,951,422 for every security traded, compared to 903,841 shares valued at $7,809,227 for each security traded. The market closed out August with an average of 1,743,431 units valued at $9,907,963 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 10 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments dropped $1.04 cents in trading of 17,187 units to close at $74, Caribbean Cement shed $3.59 in trading of 8,641 units and ended at $ 81, Eppley Caribbean Property climbed 82 cents and exchanged 2,574 shares at $47, Eppley lost 96 cents and ended market activity exchanging 1,401 shares to close at $16. Jamaica Broilers exchanged 21,793 shares to close at $33 after falling 2 cents, Jamaica Producers ended with a loss of $1 at $24 with 36,751 stock units changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange ended trading 1,102,854 shares, after rising 49 cents to end at $25.50, Kingston Wharves fell $3 trading of 4,949 units in ending at $64. Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained $1.50 to end at $13.50 in trading 81,362 shares, NCB Financial gained $6 to end at $212 with 65,907 stock units trading, Proven Investments lost 40 cents with 1,348 units changing hands at $37.10, Scotia Group climbed 50 cents and exchanged 468,933 shares in closing at $57.50. Seprod gained $5 to settle at $57 with 112,958 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures ended with a loss of $1 at $26 with 180,634 stock units trading, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 90 cents in trading 38,576 shares at $21.90 and Wisynco Group lost 50 cents to close at $23.50 in swapping of 262,368 shares.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 89,420 units valued US$18,055 changing hands with Proven Investments lost 1 cent in closing at 25 US cents and exchanging 43,420 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments trading 46,000 shares at 15 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index remained unchanged at 194.45.

JSE main market dropped – Thursday

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market fell on Thursday, with the number of advancing and declining stocks being almost even.
The market ended, with 35 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to the price of 12 advancing, 13 declining and 7 trading firm, compared to 36 securities trading on Wednesday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index lost 1,946.39 points to close at 568,243.88, the JSE Index declined by 1,763.59 points to close at 517,378.66 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.03 points to end at 140.37.
Market activity lead to 9,158,146 units valued $118,719,755 changing hands, in contrast to 68,265,038 shares valued at $682,669,316, crossing the main market on Wednesday.
Sagicor Select Fund traded 2.9 million shares for 31 percent of total volume, Wigton Windfarm followed with 2.6 million units accounting for 29 percent of the day’s trade and Carreras with 626,846 for 7 percent of the main market’s volume.
Trading closed with an average of 261,661 units valued at an average of $3,391,993 for each security traded. In contrast to an average of 2,007,795 units at $20,078,509 for each security traded on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 903,841 shares valued at $7,809,227 for every security traded, compared to 1,117,901 shares valued at $9,281,638 for each security traded. The market closed out August with an average of 1,743,431 units valued at $9,907,963 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and just one with a lower offer.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments climbed $2.04 to end at $75.04 with 42,000 stock units trading, Caribbean Cement gained $1.09 to settle at $84.59 with 24,537 shares changing hands Carreras traded 626,846 shares and lost 59 cents to end at $8.21, Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents trading 183,072 units in closing at $35. Jamaica Producers climbed $26.50 to settle at $1.5 with 24,950 shares changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange added $2.01 trading of 44,766 units to close at $25.01, JMMB Group ended trading 39,592 shares, after falling 45 cents to end at $49.50, Kingston Wharves ended trading 27,983 shares, after declining 80 cents to end at $67.80. NCB Financial lost $4 to end at $206, in trading 127,004 stock units, PanJam Investment gained $1 to end at $102, in exchanging 86,006  shares, Proven Investments climbed 50 cents and exchanged 4,682 shares at $37.50, Sagicor Group rose $1.90 to sit at $72 after the swapping of 168,576 shares. Scotia Group gained $1.50 in trading of 74,162 shares to close at $57, Seprod declined by $5.80 to end at $52 with 350,263 stock units changing hands and Supreme Ventures rose $1.15 trading 20,145 shares to end at $27.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 134,077 units valued $32,576 changing hands with Proven Investments closing at 26 US cents and exchanging 113,310 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments trading 20,767 shares at 15 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index remained unchanged at 194.45.

JSE main market bullish on Wednesday

JSE main market bullish

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market indices inched higher at the close on Wednesday, but that disguises the sharp difference between advancing and declining stocks with 5 to 2 advantage.
The market ended, with 35 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 20 advancing, 8 declining and 7 trading firm, compared to 36 securities trading on Tuesday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rallied 199.54 points to 570,190.27, the JSE Index gained 45.67 points to close at 519,142.25 and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.52 points to end at 140.40.
Mayberry Jamaican Equities dominated market activity, leading to 68,265,038 shares valued at $682,669,316 changing hands, in contrast to 30,838,644 units valued at over $177,452,451 crossing the main market on Tuesday.
Mayberry Jamaican Equities traded 40.26 million shares and 60 percent of total volume, Wigton Windfarm followed with 16 million units accounting for 23.4 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Fund with 8.14 units for 12 percent of the main market’s volume.
Trading closed with an average of 2,007,795 units valued at $20,078,509 for each security traded, in contrast to 907,019 units valued at an average of $5,219,190 for each security traded on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,117,901 shares valued at $9,281,638 for every security traded, compared to 691,754 units valued at $4,111,306 for each security traded. The market closed out August with an average of 1,743,431 units valued at $9,907,963 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 12 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and just one with a lower offer.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments climbed $3 to end at $73 with 108,612 stock units trading, Berger Paints gained $1 to settle at $20 after 119,046 shares changed hands, Carreras traded 44,195 shares and rose 35 cents to end at $8.80, Caribbean Cement climbed $3.50 to settle at $83.50 with 12,630 shares changing hands. Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents trading 5,280 units in closing at $35.50, Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped $4.80 trading of 379,011 units to close at $23, Kingston Wharves ended trading with 2,160 shares, after rising 80 cents to end at $67.80, NCB Financial jumped $7 to end at $210, in trading 14,748 shares.  PanJam Investment gained $1 to end at $101, in exchanging 11,401 shares, Portland JSX added $1 to end at $9 after trading 7,900 shares, Proven Investments climbed 40 cents and exchanged 110 shares at $37, Sagicor Group rose $1.60 to sit at $70.10 after the swapping of 960,753 shares. Salada Foods gained $1.50 to end at $32.50 trading 915 units, Seprod added $1.80 to end at $57.80 with 16,407 stock units changing hands and Scotia Group fell $2 in trading of 44,363 shares to close at $55.50.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 12,000 units valued US$3,120 changing hands with Proven Investments being the only security trading to close at 26 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index remained unchanged at 194.45.

More decline for JSE main market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market continued its downward drift on Tuesday that started at the beginning of last week, with just one day break with gains on Friday, but the market closed with the advancing stocks outnumbering declining ones.
The market ended, with 36 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 14 advancing, 11 declining and 11 trading firm, compared to 40 securities trading on Monday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dipped 709.13 points to close at 569,990.73, the JSE Index declined by 671.42 points to 518,996.58 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.54 points to end at 139.88.
Market activity ended with 30,838,644 units valued at over $177,452,451 changing hands, in contrast to 18,275,886 units valued $114,450,252 crossing the main market on Monday.
Wigton Windfarm took back the top spot as the leading traded stock with 18.5 million shares accounting for 60 percent of total volume, Sagicor Select Fund followed with 7.9 million units accounting for 26 percent of the day’s trade and Carreras with just 760,094 units for 2.5 percent of the main market’s volume.
Trading closed with an average of 907,019 units valued at an average of $5,219,190 for each security traded, in contrast to 493,943 units valued $3,093,250 for each security traded on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 691,754 units valued at $4,111,306 for each security traded. The market closed out August with an average of 1,743,431 units valued at $9,907,963 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 2 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments lost $1.05 to settle at $70 with 10,250 shares changing hands, Berger Paints gained 89 cents in trading 36,867 shares to close at $19, Eppley Caribbean Fund lost $1.95 to close at $46.18 as just 1,984 shares changed hands, Jamaica Producers rose 80 cents trading 7,260 units to end at $27.30. Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed $2.80 to settle at $27.80 with 105,344 shares changing hands, JMMB Group added 95 cents in trading of 126,953 units at $49.95, NCB Financial dropped $8.99 to end at $203 with 256,909 stock units changing hands, PanJam Investment fell $2 in exchanging 27,436 shares at $100. Sagicor Group fell $5 to sit at $68.50 in swapping of 304,379 shares, Salada Foods ended trading with 4,467 shares, and rose $1 to end at $31, Seprod gained 95 cents to end at $56 with 39,056 stock units changing hands. Supreme Ventures exchanged 118,610 units and recovered 28 cents to end at $26, Sygnus Credit Investments exchanged 108,736 shares and added 45 cents, to close at $20.95 and Wisynco Group rose 50 cents with 239,970 shares changing hands, to settle at $24.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 15,025 units valued at US$3,566 changing hands. Proven Investments concluded trading of 11,926 shares at 26 US cents after gaining 1 cent and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar-denominated stock traded 3,100 units with a fall of 1 cent to close at  15 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced 0.12 points to close at 194.45.

JSE main market drops

Sygnus Credit Investments hits new highs in the US  dollar market.

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market resumed its downward drift on Monday, after a rally on Friday that briefly broke five days of decline ahead the final trading day of August.
The market ended, with 40 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 12 securities advancing, 20 declining and 8 trading firm, compared to 42 securities trading on Friday.
At the close of trading, the two Sygnus Credit Investments stocks trading in the US market ended at 52 weeks highs while MPC Caribbean Energy traded at an intraday high of $132.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dipped 832.64 points to close at 570,699.86, the JSE Index declined by 742.28 points to close at 519,668.00 but the JSE Financial Index lost 0.28 points to end at 140.42.
Market activity ended with 18,275,886 units valued $114,450,252, in contrast to 24,252,652 units valued at $191,230,760 crossing the main market on Friday.
Sagicor Select Fund was the leading traded stock with 7.35 million shares accounting for 40 percent of total volume, Wigton Windfarm followed with 5.8 million units accounting for 32 percent of the day’s trade and Radio Jamaica with 2.33 million shares for 13 percent of the main market’s volume.
Trading closed with an average 493,943 units valued $3,093,250 for each security traded, in contrast to 638,228 units valued $5,032,388 on Friday. August closed with an average of 1,743,431 units valued at $9,907,963 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 11  stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments lost 95 cents to settle at $71.05 with 5,694 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement lost $3 trading 10,463 shares to close at $80, Eppley Caribbean Fund lost $1.87 to close at $48.13 as just 326 shares changed hands, Eppley traded 343 shares and gained 87 cents to end at $16.96. Jamaica Broilers lost 50 cents to end at $36, trading 49,375 shares. Jamaica Producers lost $1 trading of 24,950 units to end at $26.50, JMMB Group decline by $1.50 in trading of 21,260 units at $49, Kingston Wharves gained $2 to end at $67, in trading 2,200 shares. MPC Caribbean jumped $3.40 and ended market activity exchanging 2,090 shares to close at $130.40 after trading at an all-time high of $132 earlier in the day. NCB Financial gained $1.99 to end at $211.99 with 66,078 stock units changing hands, PanJam Investment fell 99 cents in exchanging 314,312 shares at $102, Proven Investments lost 90 cents trading 7,830 units to close at $36.60. Sagicor Group closed with a gain of $2.50 to sit at $73.50 in swapping of 92,243 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading with just 866 shares, and lost 25 cents to end at $11, Seprod lost 95 cents to end at $55.05 with 33,079 stock units changing hands. Supreme Ventures exchanged 37,378 units and fell 28 cents to end at $25.72, Sygnus Credit Investments exchanged 63,546 shares and lost 50 cents, to close at $20.50 and Wisynco Group lost 50 cents with 297,883 shares changing hands, to settle at $23.50.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 211,178 units valued $41,927 changing hands. Proven Investments concluded trading of 91,534 shares at 25 US cents, the Jamaican denominated Sygnus Credit Investments, exchanged 8,844 shares and rose 2 cents to a record close of 13 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar-denominated stock traded 110,800 shares with a rise of 2.5 cents to close at a record of 16 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced 3.61 points to close at 194.33.

JSE main market turns north

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market closed higher on Friday, following days of declines earlier in the week as investors pushed prices down for five days ahead moving the majority upon the final trading day of August.
The market ended, with 42 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 17 securities advancing, 13 declining and 6 trading firm, compared to 38 securities trading on Thursday.
The All Jamaican Composite Index climbed 3,806.39 points to close at 571,532.50, the JSE Index advanced by 3,491.26 points to 520,410.28 but the JSE Financial Index lost 0.25 points to end at 140.70. The main market ended up with a strong 37 percent for the year to date and the JSE Financial Index pushed 40.7 percent higher since it started in March.
Radio Jamaica traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.58 but pulled back to close at $2.07 at the end of the day to be up 144 percent for the year to date and the second best-performing stock on the main market after Jamaica Stock Exchange 175 percent year to date gain.
Market activity ended with 24,252,652 units valued at $191,230,760, in contrast to 26,941,759 units valued at $106,274,247 crossing the main market on Thursday.
Sagicor Select Fund was the leading traded stock with 13.44 million shares accounting for 55.4 percent of total volume, Wigton Windfarm followed with 3.6 million units accounting for 15 percent of the day’s trade and Radio Jamaica with 3.1 million shares for 13 percent of the main market’s volume.
Trading closed with an average 638,228 units valued $5,032,388 for each security traded, in contrast to 748,382 units for an average of $2,952,062 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,743,431 units valued at $9,907,963 and previously, 1,802,087 units valued at $10,180,422 for each security traded. July closed with an average of 1,297,718 shares at $17,985,644 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8  stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Berger Paints fell 77 cents in trading of 3,099 units at $18.23, Caribbean Cement lost $5.05 trading 7,375 shares to close at $83, Jamaica Broilers gained $1.5 to end at $36.50, trading 31,274 shares. JMMB Group decline 20 cents in trading of 1,720,151 units at $50.50, Jamaica Producers lost 50 cents in trading of 177 units at $27.50, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost $3.96 trading 118,908 units to close at $25, Kingston Wharves gained $2.50 to end at $65, in trading 400 shares. NCB Financial ended with a loss of $1 to end at 210 with 135,434 stock units changing hand, PanJam Investment climbed 96 cents in exchanging 5,141 shares at $102.99, Portland JSX climbed 50 cents in swapping 10,000 shares at $8, Proven Investments fell $2.49 trading 3,420 units to close at $37.50. Pulse Investments lost 34 cents to settle at $3.25 while trading 49,885 shares, Radio Jamaica dipped 31 cents in trading of 3,108,588 units to end at $2.07 after trading at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.58, Sagicor Group close with a loss of $2 to sit at $71 in swapping of 66,216 shares. Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading with 208,900 shares, after rising 45 cents to end at $ 11.25, Seprod gained $4 to end at $56 with 10,970 stock units changing hands, Scotia Group gained $2.51 to end at $57.50 with 282,997 stock units trading. Supreme Ventures closed trading of 10,229 units and gained 80 cents to end at $26. Victoria Mutual closed with a loss of 31 cents at $7.99 trading 725,900 units at $7.99 and Wisynco Group climbed $1.15 with 291,598 shares changing hands, to settle at $24.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 164,058 units valued $20,560 changing hands with EPPLEY 5% preference share traded 1,000 units at 98 US cents, JMMB Group 5.75% with 3,200 units at JMMB Group 6% preference share rose 1 cent with 300 units to close at US$1.01, Proven Investments concluded trading of 123,418 shares and settled at 26 US cents, Sterling Investments with 21,657 units 0.221 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 141,289 shares with a rise of 1.5 cents to 13.5 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index advanced 0.47 points to close at 190.72.

JSE main market down again – Thursday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market dropped again on Thursday, following declines on Monday and Tuesday with falling stocks being greater than advancing ones.
The market ended, with 40 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 17 securities advancing, 13 declining and 10 closing trading unchanged, compared to 36 securities trading on Wednesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index declined by 1,739.12 points to close at 567,726.11, the JSE Index dropped 1,554.78 points to 516,919.02 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.46 points to end at 140.95.
Radio Jamaica traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.38 and Eppley Property Fund traded at a high of $50 during the day.
Market activity ended with 26,941,759 units valued at $106,274,247, in contrast to 28,858,713 units valued at $171,067,891 crossing the main market on Wednesday.
Sagicor Select Fund was the leading traded stock with 16.3 million shares accounting for 61 percent of total volume, Wigton Windfarm followed with 5.4 million units accounting for 20 percent of the day’s trade and Radio Jamaica with 2 million shares for 8 percent of the main market’s volume.
Trading closed with an average 748,382 units valued at $2,952,062 for each security traded. In contrast to 848,786 units for an average of $5,031,409 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,802,087 units valued at $10,180,422 and previously, 1,857,872 units valued at $10,584,492 for each security traded. July closed with an average of 1,297,718 shares at $17,985,644 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8  stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments gained 60 cents to end at $72, in trading 8,117 shares, Berger Paints traded 21,237 shares and rose 77 cents to close at $19, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund listed on the exchange on Thursday and rose $.82 to close at a record high of $50 in exchanging 6,000 shares. Eppley gained $1 to settle at $17 with 25,000 shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers climbed 50 cents to settle at $35 with 94,258 shares trading, Jamaica Producers climbed $3 to settle at $28 with 7,064 shares changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange lost 63 cents to end at $28.96 with 65,367 stock units trading. JMMB Group lost 30 cents to end at $50.50 with 27,522 stock units trading, NCB Financial gained $1.40 to settle at $211 with 36,419 shares changing hands, Portland JSX gained 50 cents to end at $7.50, trading 15,000 shares, Radio Jamaica climbed 43 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.38 with an exchange of 2,063,550. Sagicor Group added 49 cents to end at $73, in trading 46,860 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund lost 70 cents to end at $10.80, in trading 51,105 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments dipped $1.50 to end at $21, trading 67,161 stock units, Seprod gained 62 cents to end at $52, while trading 100,878 shares. Supreme Ventures lost $1.30 to end at $25.20, trading 71,034 shares and Wisynco Group rose 85 cents to settle at $22.85 with 96,697 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 128,218 units valued $36,736 changing hands with JMMB Group 5.75% with 3,200 units at JMMB Group 6% preference share rose 1 cent with 300 units to close at US$1.01, Proven Investments concluded trading of 123,418 shares and settled at 26 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 1,300 share with a fall of 1 cent to 12 US cents and leading the JSE USD Equities Index to decline 1.08 points to close at 190.25.

JSE main market down again – Wednesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange main market dropped again on Wednesday, following declines on Monday and Tuesday with falling stocks being greater than advancing ones.
The market ended, with 36 securities trading in the main and US dollar markets, leading to 13 securities advancing, 17 declining and 6 trading with prices unchanged, compared to 39 securities trading on Tuesday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dived 4,471.18 points to close at 569,465.23, the JSE Index dropped 4,063.14 points to close at 518,473.80 and the JSE Financial Index lost 1.30 point to end at 141.41. Radio Jamaica traded at a 52 weeks’ high of $1.99 while Sagicor Select Fund traded at a low of $1.15 during the day.
Market activity ended with 28,858,713 units valued at $171,067,891, in contrast to 26,222,630 units valued at $112,910,151 crossing the main market on Tuesday.
Sagicor Select Fund was the leading traded stock with 15.9 million shares accounting for 55 percent of total volume, Wigton Windfarm followed with 8.9 million units accounting for 31 percent of the day’s trade and Radio Jamaica with 1.37 million shares for 5 percent of the main market’s volume.
Trading closed with an average of 848,786 units valued at  $5,031,409 for each security traded. In contrast to 690,069 units for an average of $2,971,320 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 1,857,872 units valued at $10,584,492 and previously, 1,910,982 units valued at $10,894,008 for each security traded. July closed with an average of 1,297,718 shares at $17,985,644 for each security traded.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8  stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 with lower offers.
In the main market activity, Barita Investments lost $2.60 to end at $71.40, in trading 14,951 shares, Caribbean Cement gained $3 to end at $88, in trading 24,529 shares, Eppley fell 95 cents to settle at $16 with 2,041 shares changing hands, Jamaica Broilers climbed 35 cents to settle at $34.50 with 32,906 shares trading. Jamaica Producers climbed $1 to settle at $25 with 9,755 shares changing hands, JMMB Group lost 50 cents to end at $51 with 74,213 stock units trading, Jamaica Stock lost 41 cents to end at $29.59 with 65,367 stock units trading, Kingston Wharves declined 50 cents to end at $62.50, trading 21,680 shares. Mayberry Investments dipped 40 cents to end at $9 with 4,290 stock units trading, NCB Financial dropped $5.40 to settle at $209.60 with 24,688 shares changing hands, PanJam Investment fell $1 to end at $102, trading 953,690 shares, Sagicor Group shed 99 cents to end at $72.51, in trading 60,093 shares. Salada Foods declined $1.99 to end at $30.01, trading 2,000 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments dipped $1.35 to end at $22.50, trading 69,888 stock units, Seprod lost $1.12 to end at $51.38, while trading 34,364 shares. Scotia Group declined $1 to end at $55, with 46,743 shares changing hands, Supreme Ventures gained 50 cents to end at $26.50, trading 71,034 shares and Wisynco Group dropped $2.50 to settle at $22 with 203,995 shares changing hands.
Trading in the US securities market resulted in 14,554 units valued at $3,246 changing hands with Proven Investments concluded trading of 10,812 shares and settled at 26 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments traded 3,742 share with a rise of 1.4 cents to 13 US cents and leading the JSE USD Equities Index to gain 0.77 points to close at 192.33.