JSE US market slipped moderately

The Jamaica Stock Exchange, US dollar market Index, lost 1.47 points to close at 207.23 with five securities changing hands. At the close of trading, the PE ratio of the market was an average of 14.3 times 2020 earnings.
The market closed with three stocks rising and two declining. The volume of stocks passing through the market rose to 827,966 shares valued at US$14,632 compared to 651,114 shares valued at US$42,388 on Thursday.
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Market activity resulted in, accounting for 651,114 units traded with a value of US$36,182, in contrast to 486,504 units for US$42,388 on Wednesday.
In trading, First Rock Capital rose by 0.1 of a cent to end at 9.1 US cents, after 27,143 stock units crossed the exchange, Proven Investments exchanged 274,694 shares with a rise of one cent to close at 27 US cents. Sygnus Credit Investments shed 1.5 cents to end at 15 US cents, in swapping 21,500 units and Trans Jamaican Highway fell 0.07 of a cent in accounting for 60 percent of the day’s volume ended with an exchange of 500,00 shares at 1 US cent. In the preference section, JMMB Group 6% traded just 629 shares to close at US$1.

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JSE US dollar market jumps over 3%

The Jamaica Stock Exchange, US dollar market, rose by 3.2 percent with the market index climbing 6.44 points to close at 208.70, with the year to date decline being 7.7 percent. At the close of trading, the PE ratio of the market was an average of 14.5 times 2020 earnings.
Market activity resulted in five securities changing hands, accounting for 651,114 units traded with a value of US$36,182, in contrast to 486,504 units for US$42,388 on Wednesday.
In trading activity, First Rock Capital rose by 0.9 of a cent to end at 9 US cents, after 4,100 stock units crossed the exchange, Proven Investments exchanged 114,693 shares at 26 US cents, Sterling Investments rose half a cent to 2.5 US cents after trading 10,000 units. Sygnus Credit Investments climbed 4.5 cents higher to 16.5 US cents in swapping 1,000 units and Trans Jamaican Highway in accounting for 80 percent of the day’s volume ended with an exchange of 521,321 shares at 1.07 US cents.

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JSE US$ market drops 12% in March

The Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market advanced by 4.44 points to close at 201.77 and ended March with a loss of 12 percent in the month and 10.8 percent for the year to date.
Market activity resulted in six securities changing hands, accounting for 7,448,842 units having a value of US$122,863, in contrast to 3,646,138 units for US$59,981 on Monday. The PE ratio of the market close with an average of12 times 2020 earnings.
The market had one new listing during the month with Trans Jamaican Highway started trading on March 24, following a successful IPO and it has dominated the daily traded volume ever since. Trans Jamaican stock led trading on the JSE US dollar market, accounting for 97.4 percent of the day’s volume.
At the close of trading, Infrequent trader, Equityline Mortgage Investments fell 2 cents to finish at 52 weeks’ low of US$1.99, with an exchange of 197 units. First Rock Capital rose 1 cent and closed at 8 US cents, in transferring 4,045 units, JMMB Group 5.75% preference share gained 1 cent trading 275 units to end at US$2.13. Proven Investments ended at 27 US cents, with a gain of 1 cent in swapping 186,681 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 12 US cents, with 2,467 units changing hands and Trans Jamaican Highway shed 0.3 of a cent to end at 1.02 US cents, with 7,255,177 shares crossing the exchange.

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Trans Jamaica at record close in US market

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Newly listed Trans Jamaican Highway inched higher by half a cent to close at a record high of 1.05 US cents after being the dominant stock in trading on the JSE US dollar market on Monday and accounting for 97.5 percent of the day’s volume.
Market activity resulted in five securities changing hands, accounting for 3,646,138 units traded with a value of US$59,981, in contrast to 2,129,328 units for US$64,366 on Friday. At the close, the market fell by 0.20 points to close at 197.33 to be down by 12.8 percent for the year to date.
In trading First Rock Capital closed at 7 US cents, with a loss of 1.4 cents after exchanging 25,000 units, JMMB Group 5.75% preference share shed 3 cents in transferring 5,000 units to end at US$2.12. Proven Investments gained 2 cents to end at 25.99 US cents, after trading 36,328 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 12 US cents, with 23,685 units changing hands. Trans Jamaican Highway rose by 0.1 of a cent to close ahead of the initial public offer price at 1.05 US cents, with an exchange of 3,556,125 shares. Trans Jamaican Highway closed with bids to buy 874,977 shares at one US cent each, 2 with offers to sell 446,893 units at 1.05 US cents.

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JSE US dollar market ends week quietly

JSE US dollar market ends week quietly as two stocks recorded price changes. The new listing at the start of the week Trans Jamaican Highway dominated trading from its listing on Tuesday. It continued its dominance of the JSE US dollar market on Friday, accounting for 92.6 percent of the day’s volume, with the price remaining unchanged at the close.
At the close of trading, five securities changed hands, accounting for 2,129,328 units exchange for a value of US$64,366, in contrast to 5,389,685 units for $89,826 on Thursday. The market Index advanced 0.60 points to close at 197.53, with a loss of 12.7 percent for the year to date. The average PE ratio for US dollar-listed stocks is 20.7 times 2019 earnings but with the typical average being just under 14 when excluding the large ones.
In Trading, First Rock Capital shed 0.6 of a cent in trading 37,750 units to finish at 8.4 US cents, JMMB Group 6% preference share traded 15,000 units at US$1, Proven Investments ended at 24 US cents, with 83,966 shares changing hands. Sygnus Credit Investments fell 1 cent to close at 12 US cents, after swapping 33,122 units and Trans Jamaican Highway exchanged 2,129,328 units and closed at the listing price of 1 US cent but traded at an all-time intraday high of 1.09 US cents.

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Trans Jamaica holds 97% of JSE US market

Trans Jamaican Highway is once more the most dominant traded stock in the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Thursday, accounting for 97 percent of the day’s volume, just a fraction up on Wednesday’s level of 96.6 percent of the total volume traded.
Trading resulted in five securities changing hands accounting for 5,389,685 units crossing the exchange for US$89,826. At the close, the market advanced 9.58 points to close at 196.93 to be down 13 percent for the year to date.
In trading, First Rock Capital exchanged 12,089 units at 9 US cents, Productive Business Solutions gained 7 cents to end at 77 US cents, with 377 units changing hands, Proven Investments had 150,000 shares crossing the exchange at 24 US cents. Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 13 US cents after exchanging 1,600 units and Trans Jamaican Highway rose 0.1 of a cent to close at 1 US cent, in trading 5,225,619 units.

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Trans Jamaica dominates JSE US market

A leg of Highway 2000

Newly listed Trans Jamaican Highway continued to dominate trading in the US dollar market on Wednesday accounting for 96.6 percent of the total volume of 5,292,251 units for $93,450.
The US market index advanced 2.49 points to close at 187.35 after seven securities traded. First Rock Capital closed at 9 US cents, after gaining 0.6 of a cent in exchanging 8,982 units, JMMB Group 5.75% preference share rose 3 cents to close at US$2.15, with 2,165 units changing hands, JMMB Group 6% traded 2,821 shares at US$1. Productive Business Solutions shed 4 cents to end at 70 US cents with 123 units changing hands, Proven Investments gained half of a cent in trading 166,378 and closed at 24 US cents, Sygnus Credit Investments rose by 1 cent exchanging 107 units and closed at 13 US cents and Trans Jamaican Highway traded 5,111,675 shares at 0.09 of one US cent.

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Trans Jamaica dominates US trading

Trans Jamaica Highway commenced trading in the US dollar market having been listed at the start of trading and dominated market activity 86 percent of the day’s volume.
At the close of trading, the US dollar market ended with 2,713,918 units for $94,890 with the market declining 15.09 points to close at 184.86. First Rock Capital lost 0.6 of a cent to close at 8.4 US cents, with an exchange of 8,880 units, JMMB Group 6% preference share lost 1 cent to close at US$1, with 479 stock units changing hands, Margaritaville traded 100 shares at 24 US cents. Proven Investments shed 1.5 cents in swapping 332,924 units and closed at 23.5 US cents, Sterling Investments lost half of a cent in trading 32,300 stock units and closed at 2 US cents. Sygnus Credit Investments traded 6,264 units 12 US cents and Trans Jamaican Highway shed .001 of a cent in transferring 2,332,971 shares to end the day at 0.9 of a US cent.

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JSE continues to lead the world

Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) performance continues to lead the global markets by a big margin according to data tracked by Bloomberg Business.
Last year, the JSE was rated as the best performing market in the world. The main market of the local stock exchange, grew 67.5 percent over the past twelve months the JSE index is up 38 percent for the first seven months of this year. The nearest rival is Argentina Merval TR Index, up 43 percent and 37 percent over the same periods. Brazil Ibovespa Brasil Sao Paulo Stock Exchange Index chips in at 33 percent for the last twelve months and 17 percent for 2019 to date.
The next best performance half a world away from the west, with New Zealand X20 Index coming in with 29 percent for the twelve months period and 25 percent for 2019 to date.
The data shows that the vast majority of markets are having a tough time with many of them suffering declines.

Collapse of the JSE US market

Amazingly, while the JSE main market has been recording several record highs this year and the Junior market is up more than 10 percent for the year, the US dollar market has gone in the opposite direction.
The US dollar based market index is at its lowest level since February 2010 and also at levels not seen since mid-2016, with the index closing at 139.56 on Tuesday this week.
In February 2017, Margaritaville hit a high of 37 US cents and Proven Investments reached a high of 32 US cents, both have been sliding since, and hitting a 52 weeks’ low of 15 cents recently. Interestingly, Proven, the darling of many investors in the past, had very little buying interest in recent times. Margaritaville trades at 15 US cents and have lost 60 percent from the high and Proven has fallen 53 percent. Margaritaville suffered last year from dislocation that two hurricanes had on Turks and Caicos Islands and by extension on its operations while Proven picked up losses from the revaluation of the Jamaican dollar, but should recover from it, for the current year. In addition, the company raised capital by way of a rights issue that has not been put to work to avoid a dilution in returns on investment. With the fall in the price of Proven the stock is now IC Insider.com’ TOP 10 buy listed. At the same time, that the US issue has fallen the Proven Jamaica dollar listing still has a bid for 1,830 units at J$26.50 or almost 20 US cents.
Also dragging down the market is Sterling Investments US dollar listing that have fallen from 12 US cents to 8.55 US cents.
For the fiscal year to March, Proven reported US$5.68 million or 0.94 cents per share for shareholders versus $8.85 million in 2017. $8 million of the 2017 earnings was non-recurring, coming from gain on acquisition of a subsidiary. Importantly, the company suffered from the revaluation of the Jamaican dollar in the last half of the fiscal year, resulting in a loss of $444,000 but resulted in a $3.3 million turn from gains of $2.9 million in 2017. Even without the benefit of foreign exchange gains profit from ongoing operations was up nearly 100 percent from $6.6 million to $12.6 million for the year. The first quarter results that are expected to be released next week should show recovery from the FX losses. “All our segments are doing well and this year should be our best ever” Christopher Williams, President of the Company told IC Insider.com. “We await regulatory approval for the investment brokerage company in the Cayman Island,” Williams stated.
Margaritaville reported a loss of US$88.5 thousand in the February quarter, from revenues of US$1.8 million and US$4.06 million for the nine months period that delivered profit of $147,324 versus $339,122 in 2017.