C&W & declining stocks dominate

CWJ off full vwThursday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 5 stocks rising and 7 declining, as 19 securities changed hands, ending in 10,308,932 units trading, valued at $11,431,758, in all market segments. Cable & Wireless, continuing to trade in higher than normal volumes this year, accounted for 9.77 million of the volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator showed 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 6 stocks with offers that were lower, a neutral situation.
Main Market indices| The JSE Market Index gained 153.62 points to 73,236.56, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 171.76 points to close at 80,599.95 and the JSE combined index gained 115.71 points to close at 75,056.62.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras finishing trading with 66,822 shares changing hands, to gain 55 cents at $35.55, Desnoes & Geddes concluded trading with 60,000 shares, 3 cents higher to $4.95, National Commercial Bank ended with 30,960 shares while gaining 10 cents to $17.11, Sagicor Group closed with 10,233 units with a gain of 20 cents to $9.80 and Seprod finished trading with 16,528 units, the price rose 63 cents to $11.88.
JSE sum 13-11-14 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Berger Paints having 6,363 shares changing hands, to close at $1.60, Grace Kennedy concluded trading with 5,000 shares at $62, Jamaica Broilers exchanged 27,954 shares at $4, Radio Jamaica contributed 5,478 shares, in trading at $1.18 and Supreme Ventures ended trading with 3,000 shares at $1.75.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless ending with 9,771,352 units, trading between 60 cents and 50 cents, at the close the price slipped 1 cent to 50 cents, as selling increased from Wednesday. The stock traded mostly above 56 cents, but traded 476,700 units at 51 cents and 445,000 units at 50 cents less than 2 minutes from the close, to pull the price down and the end.
Jamaica Money Market Brokers ordinary share, closed with 101,200 units trading to fall 20 cents to $6.80, Jamaica Producers finished with 2,000 shares, loss 1 cent to $15.50 and Scotia Group ended trading with 36,844 units to fall 57 cents to $19.40.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share had 66,000 units changing hands at $3.

Carreras, C&W and Grace dominate JSE

Carreras 4With technical indicators pointing to growth ahead, in the prices main market stocks, trading activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, on Wednesday, showed signs of trading picking up, in keeping with what has been known, as the usual year-end rally.
The three main trades today are Cable & Wireless with nearly 23 million shares, in 95 trades, Carreras with 1.7 million shares in 22 trades and Grace with 1.3 million shares with only 3 trades.
At the close, the prices of 5 stocks rose and 5 declined, as 18 securities changed hands, ending in 26,947,786 units trading, valued at $158,583,174, 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 4 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 5 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost a mere 9.89 points to 73,082.94, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index slipped 11.05 points to close at 80,428.19 and the JSE combined index declined by 10.68 points to close at 74,940.91.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Grace Kennedy trading 1,314,690 shares while gaining $3.90 to end at $62 for total consideration of $480,860,780, Kingston Wharves closed with 500 units to close with a gain of 11 cents to $5.41, National Commercial Bank finished trading with 28,822 shares, rising 1 cent to $17.01, Scotia Group saw trading in 2,990 units and put on 22 cents, to $19.97 and Scotia Investments ended with 32,000 shares trading 49 cents higher to $22.
JSE 12-11-14 Firm| Stocks in the main market closing without a change in the last traded prices are, Desnoes & Geddes that had 126,100 shares changing hands at $4.92, Jamaica Broilers concluded trading with 81,800 shares, trading at $4, Jamaica Money Market Brokers exchanged 518,134 ordinary shares at $7, Mayberry Investments ended trading in 96,890 shares at $1.50, Pan Jamaican Investment finished trading with 865 shares changing hands at $50.15 and Supreme Ventures finished trading with 2,000 shares at $1.75.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless closing with 22,917,657 shares trading, 1 cent lower at 53 cents, after opening at 64 cents, Carreras finished with 1,665,948 shares valued at $58,334,031 with a loss of 99 cents to $35, Proven Investments with 12,870 units, declined 0.01 cent to 17.99 US cents and Sagicor Group finished trading with 54,130 units, and declined by 5 cents to $9.60.

C&W jumps 28% more gains ahead

CWJ nwIn Monday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, Cable & Wireless traded just 25,000 shares at 41 cents, the highest price the stock could trade at for the day as it gained 28 percent form the last traded price of 32 cents that it traded on Thursday. At the close the bid was at 47 cents with buying for 1,391,360 shares. Just below the highest bids are 7.92 million units on the bid at 41 cents. Supplies that were offered a 50 cents were pulled shortly before trading closed, leaving offers at 60 cents, but the stock cannot trade above 54 cents, on Tuesday.
Trading resulted in the prices of 7 stocks rising and 3 declining as 24 securities changed hands, ending in 2,567,049 units trading, valued at $7,942,673, 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 9 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 3 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 185.93 points to 72,656.95, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 207.8 points to close at 79,951.87 and the JSE combined index gained declined by 169.98 points to close at 74,491.53.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless closed with 25,000 shares changing hands 9 cents higher at 41 cents, Desnoes & Geddes exchanged 9,420 shares while gaining 35 cents higher at $4.95, Pan Jamaican Investment contributed just 1,545 shares traded 50 cents higher at $50 and Scotia Group ended trading with 101,774 units and put on 17 cents to $19.77.
JSE 10-11-14 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Gleaner saw trading in 1,550,630 shares at $1.05, Grace Kennedy ended with 500 units to close at $60, Jamaica Money Market Brokers closed with 47,800 ordinary shares at $7, Jamaica Stock Exchange concluded trading with 792 shares to end at $1.84, Proven Investments contributed 17,000 shares to end at 18 US cents, Sagicor Group ended trading with 24,545 shares at $9.65, Sagicor Real Estate Fund ended trading with 33,650 shares changing hands ended at $6.60 and Supreme Ventures closed with 77,202 shares trading at $1.73.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Ciboney finished trading with 3,000 units to fall 1 cent to 7 cents and Mayberry Investments exchanged 209,025 shares traded with a loss of 1 cent to $1.50.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share finished trading with 193,450 units at $3.

8 up & 9 JSE stocks down Wednesday

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Wednesday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 8 stocks rising and 9 declining as 24 securities changed hands, ending in 1,412,626 units trading, valued at $4,275,609, in all market segments.
JSE 29-10-14 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 with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 91.59 points to 71,657.61, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 102.42 points to close at 78,834.46 and the JSE combined index gained 91.20 points to close at 73,547.09.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement with 62,500 shares changing hands, closed 20 cents higher at $2.40, Jamaica Broilers exchanged 12,260 shares, 1 cents higher at $4.16, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 214 ordinary shares trading, rose 5 cents rise to $7.05, National Commercial Bank saw trading in 19,401 shares as the price ended with a 40 cents gain, to $17.95, Radio Jamaica 27,916 shares ended with the price rising 5 cents to $1.20 and Sagicor Group had 32,554 shares changing hands 5 cents higher at $9.65.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded price are, Carreras with 4,520 shares and closed at $34.60, Mayberry Investments had 2,040 shares trading to end at $1.40, Salada Foods had 20,000 shares trading to close at $7.85, Scotia Group with 21,100 shares changing hands ended at $19.11 and Seprod closed with 114,269 shares at $11.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless with 174,393 shares, closing a cent lower at 28 cents, Desnoes & Geddes with 50,000 shares, lost 18 cents to $4.80, Gleaner closed with 13,994 units changing hands, 5 cents lower at $1.05, Grace Kennedy with only 240 units, ended down 76 cents to $57.24, Pan Jamaican Investment had only 1,000 active shares, but lost 15 cents to end at $49.05 and Supreme Ventures ended with 3,500 units with a loss of 2 cents at $1.70.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 83,412 units at $3 and Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.25% preference share traded a mere 970 shares, closed with a cent loss, at $2.49.

Trading picks up 12 stocks rise

Grace gained $1.34 to close at $57.95 on Friday

Grace gained $1.34 to close at $57.95 on Friday

Trading activity picked up on the Jamaica Stock Exchange at the close of the week, resulting in the prices of 12 stocks rising and only 5 declining as 28 securities changed hands, ending in 15,077,423 units trading, valued at $56,087,259, 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 6 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 7 stocks with offers that were lower, suggesting fluidity in price movements in the short term.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 114.23 points to 71,665.90, the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 127.73 points to close at 78,843.73 and the JSE combined index was up by only 45.79 points, to close at 73,567.74 as the junior market index fell.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras with 105,570 shares trading, rose 16 cents to $34.50, Caribbean Cement with 1,500 shares, closed 7 cents higher at $2.20, Gleaner had 3,900 shares changing hands, 5 cents greater at $1.10, Grace Kennedy put through 2,900 units with a gain of $1.34 to $57.95, Mayberry Investments with 2,453,103 shares, was up 4 cents at $1.40, Pan Jamaican Investment closed higher at $50 with 69,616 units, to gain 90 cents, Sagicor Real Estate Fund 7,800 shares traded 40 cents up to $7, Seprod had 50,000 units being active and added 5 cents to $11 and Supreme Ventures had only 2,000 shares changing hands, 12 cents higher at $1.72.
JSEsum 24-10-14 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless having 38,861 shares changing hands at 29 cents, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 25,300 ordinary shares, closed at $7, Kingston Wharves with 450 shares, ended at $5.50, Proven Investments traded 24,460 ordinary shares and ended at 18 US cents and Scotia Group with 22,534 shares closed at $19.50.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the close of the main market are, Desnoes & Geddes trading 5,570,641 shares at $4.70, after slipping 9 cents, National Commercial Bank saw trading in 45,159 shares as the price ended 19 cents down at $17.80 and Sagicor Group with 465,779 units, fell 5 cents to close at $9.50.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 2,332,279 units 2 cents up to $3, the Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7.50% preference share traded 718,300 units at $2, Jamaica Public Service 9.5% preference share traded 200 units at $1,006.10 and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 1,800 units at $5.
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Below par post-holiday trading

The Jamaica Stock Exchange reopened Tuesday after closing for Monday’s holiday, with very moderate activity. The prices of 3 stocks rose and 4 declined as only 11 securities changed hands, culminating in 846,609 units trading, valued at $3,351,888, in all market segments.
JSE sum 21-10-14 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 8 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell 348.36 points to 71,884.55 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index declined 389.52 points to close at 79,088.20.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Carreras with 34,000 shares to close 9 cents higher to $34.99 and Sagicor Group had 66,000 shares changing hands to gain 11 cents, to close at $9.51, after it traded as high as $9.70.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Grace Kennedy with 7,058 units closed at $58 and Radio Jamaica that ended trading with 39,000 shares at $1.15.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless with 51,300 shares at 28 cents after falling a cent, National Commercial Bank saw trading in 40,700 shares as the price ended down 24 cents at $17.51 and there was dealing in 7,000 Supreme Ventures shares to close with a 20 cents fall to a new 52 weeks’ low of $1.60.
Preference| Jamaica Money market Brokers 7.5% preference share traded 16,926 units at $2.98, while losing a cent.

Moderate price changes on JSE stocks

Tuesday’s activity on day on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 3 stocks rising and 4 declining as 22 securities changed hands, culminating in 755,690 units trading, valued at just $5,210,508, in all market segments.
JSEsum 14-10-14 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator had 4 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 8 stocks with offers that were lower.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index lost 76.73 points to 72,135.13 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index fell 85.80 points to close at 79,368.39.
Gains| Stocks gaining and last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Caribbean Cement with 500 shares, closed at a cent higher at $2.12, Mayberry Investments traded 16,900 units, to gain 5 cents to $1.55 and Scotia Group with only 168 units ended with a cent gain at $19.05.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Cable & Wireless with 10,000 units to close at 29 cents, Carreras closed at $34.65 with 5,210 shares trading, Desnoes & Geddes with 650 shares closed at $4.79, Grace Kennedy with 2,685 shares ended at $59, Jamaica Broilers 13,226 units traded at $4, Kingston Properties closed at $3.85 with 10,000 shares, Kingston Wharves had only 230 shares changing hands to end at $6.50, National Commercial Bank 52,881 shares, closed at $17.80, Sagicor Group with 10,170 shares closed at $9.55, Sagicor Real Estate Fund traded 8,900 shares at $7 and Supreme Ventures closed at $1.80 with 18,077 shares changing hands.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 5,730 ordinary shares, lost a cent to end at $7 and Proven Investments traded 108,000 units at 0.50 cent less to 17 US cents.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 194,415 units at $3 and lost 2 cents and Proven Investments 8% preference share traded 144,893 units at $5.

Scotia Group & Kingston Wharves push index

SBJ HqFriday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 9 stocks rising and 4 declining as 18 securities changed hands, culminating in 20,710,115 units trading, valued at $66,213,940, in all market segments. Cable & Wireless traded just over 10 Million units, Desnoes & Geddes 2 million and Kingston Wharves 3 million units.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index gained 1,023.10 points to 72,675.75 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 1,144.00 points to close at 79,972.88.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator showed 5 stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and 9 stocks with offers that were lower. Although the signal is weak most of the weakness is in the junior market.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless with 10,149,579 shares to close a cent higher, at 30 cents, Carreras had only 262 units being active, but gained 15 cents to $34.65, Jamaica Broilers returned to trade at $4 by putting on 15 cents in trading 45,621 shares, Kingston Wharves enjoyed a buoyant day with 3,190,455 shares, the price gained $1, to land at $6.50, Proven Investments traded 63,730 ordinary shares at 0.5 cent up to close at 17.5 US cents, Radio Jamaica gained 11 cents with 3,965 units, to end at $1.15, Sagicor Group had 9,880 units changing hands, as the price rose 2 cents to $9.50, Scotia Group had a good volume of 1,254,000 shares, the price climbed 50 cents to $20 and Scotia Investments had 38,228 units changing hands, to rise 4 cents to $21.75.
JSE sum 10-10-14 Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Desnoes & Geddes in closing trading with 2,073,524 shares at $4.70, followed by Jamaica Money Market Brokers with only 1,100 ordinary shares at $7.01 and Supreme Ventures with 39,000 shares at $1.80.
Declines| Gleaner with 1,400 shares lost 1 cent in closing at $1.05 and Grace Kennedy with 10,566 shares, lost 50 cents at $58.50, were the only two stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market.

2 days with more declines than gains on JSE

Activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, ended Friday with the prices of 5 stocks rising and 7 declining, as 20 securities changed hands. A total of 2,173,764 units traded, valued at $31,949,596, in all market segments. For the week, there were three days when the main market indices declined, to two days of advances. There was a small net increase in the indices, with two days when there were slightly more stocks falling, over those rising.
JSE 26-9-14 IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, in the main and junior markets, 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, in line with the recent sideways movement of the market.
Main Market| The JSE Market Index fell 567.08 points to 72,504.68 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index declined 634.10 points to close at 79,781.59, slightly higher than the 79,650.40 points, it closed the prior week at.
Gains| Stocks gaining with last traded prices, at the close of the main market are, Gleaner with 35,000 shares trading, with a cent rise to $1.06, Grace Kennedy 1,523 shares closed 45 cents higher at $59.45, National Commercial Bank with just 7,000 units changing hands, was up 5 cents at $18 and Proven Investments 55,000 was higher by 0.01 cent at 18 US cents.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in the last traded prices are, Caribbean Cement, putting through 4,001 units at $2.36, Carreras with 300,378 units at $34.65, Jamaica Producers with 1,118,531 shares ended at $15.20, Kingston Wharves closed with only 1,652 shares trading at $6.30, but there is little interest in the stock at these prices that is close to one the big trade of 466 million units took place at on Wednesday, the stock now has bids at $5.01 and lower and Sagicor Group with 2,400 shares closed at $9.65.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses at the end of trading in the main market are, Cable & Wireless with 19,600 shares, lost 2 cents to end at 28 cents, Jamaica Broilers traded just 6,500 units with a 10 cents loss, to end at $4.30, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 7,092 ordinary shares traded with a 5 cents loss, to end at $6.95, Mayberry Investments 3,060 shares closed down 1 cent, to end at $1.46, Scotia Group with 119,680 shares, closed 50 cents lower at $19.50 and Supreme Ventures closed with a 15 cents fall, to end at $1.80, with 10,346 units.
Preference| Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share traded 76,000 units at $3.02 and Proven Investments 8% preference share changing hands with 30,000 units at $5.07.

Stocks continue upward move on JSE

Thursday’s activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulted in the prices of 9 stocks rising and 3 declining as 24 securities changed hands, resulting in 6,462,363 units trading, valued at $54,606,207.
Main Market| At the close of the market the JSE Market Index gained 321.86 points to 72,682.82 and the JSE All Jamaican Composite index rose 359.90 points to close at 79,980.79.
JSE -18-9-14 Gains| Stocks gaining, with the last traded prices, at the close in the main market are, Jamaica Broilers with 10,500 shares, rising 5 cents to $4.70, Kingston Wharves with 5,250 shares changing hands, lost a cent at $5.01, Sagicor Real Estate Fund had 17,000 shares changing hands, 3 cents higher at $7.14 and Scotia Investments 22,050 shares at 20 cents more at $21.70.
Firm| The stocks in the main market to close without a change in last traded price are, Cable & Wireless with 3,317 units at 30 cents, Carreras 275,340 shares at $34.65, Jamaica Money Market Brokers with 4,525,000 ordinary shares, closed at $6.95, Jamaica Producers with 788 units ended at $15.08, Proven Investments 5,350 ordinary shares closed at 17.99 US cents, Sagicor Group 570,000 shares closed at $9.75 and Supreme Ventures with 31,000 units at $1.95.
Declines| The last traded prices of stocks with losses, at the at the end of trading in the main market are, Grace Kennedy with 1,623 shares, lost $1 to end at $60, National Commercial Bank traded 256,643 units at $17.86, a loss of 4 cents and Scotia Group with 65,819 shares, closed 6 cents lower at $19.20.
Preference| Eppley 9.5% preference share traded units 12,167 at $6.10, Jamaica Money Market Brokers 8.75% preference share put through 30,000 units at $3.01 and Proven Investments 8% preference share, traded 43,500 units at $5.
Junior Market| The JSE Junior Market Index increased 4.01 points to close at 668.07 as 8 stocks traded with 5 advancing and none declining.
Gains| Stocks recording gains at the end of trading in the junior market are, Blue Power traded 121 units 5 cents higher at $9.05, Dolphin Cove 348 shares closed 30 higher at $8.80, General Accident closed with 239,024 shares and gained 5 cents to $1.50, Lasco Financial 172,400 units, increased 1 cent to 98 cents and Lasco Manufacturing had 16,000 units trading 1 cent higher at $1.02.
Firm Trades| Stocks in the junior market that traded to close at the same price as the day before are, KLE with 127,123 shares at $1 and Lasco Distributors with 32,000 shares changing hands at $1.12.
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 7 stocks with offers that were lower.