JSE USD market slips for a second day

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Tuesday, with the market declining after trading 976 percent more shares than on Monday, resulting in more stocks falling than rising but with values climbing 347 percent.
Investors traded six securities, compared to five on Monday and closed with the prices of one rising, two declining and three ending unchanged. The JSE USD Equity Index shed 3.08 points to end at 196.01.
The PE Ratio averages 13.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 414,346 shares, for US$41,873 compared to 38,508 units at US$9,365 on Monday.
Trading averaged 69,058 units at US$6,979, in contrast to 7,702 shares at US$1,873 on Monday. Trading month to date averaged 41,169 units at US$4,658. February ended with an average of 69,547 units for US$9,223.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital closed at 8.9 US cents trading 4,000 shares, Proven Investments lost 0.56 of a cent in closing at 24 US cents, with 124,040 stock units changing hands, Sterling Investments carved out a gain of 0.01 of a cent to end at 2.11 US cents in trading 26,733 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments ended at 14.88 US cents in exchanging 65,516 units and Transjamaican Highway dropped 0.03 of a cent in closing at 0.9 US cents, exchanging 194,032 stock units.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% settled at US$2.03, trading 25 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Most stocks fall first day of the month

Stock market trading remained consistent with five securities changing hands on Monday, similar to Friday and ended with the prices of four declining and one remaining at the close of the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.  
JSE USD Equity Index slipped 1.63 points to end at 199.09 and the average PE Ratio ends at 13.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 38,508 shares, for US$9,365, down from 235,956 units at US$4,372 on Friday.
Trading averaged 7,702 units at US$1,873, in contrast to 47,191 shares at US$874 on Friday. February ended with an average of 69,547 units for US$9,223.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital dropped 0.1 of a cent to close at 8.9 US cents in trading 15,000 shares, Proven Investments lost 0.44 of a cent to close at 24.56 US cents trading 1,900 stocks, Sterling Investments fell 0.1 of one cent to 2.1 US cents with the swapping of 1,800 units and Sygnus Credit Investments shed 0.012 of a cent to 14.88 US cents after exchanging 17,308 shares.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% ended at US$2.03 in trading 2,500 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Gains for JSE USD stocks

Stocks mostly closed higher in trading on Friday, with the market Index advancing 5.55 points to 200.72 at the close of trading on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with 23 percent reduced volume and the value traded falling 84 percent from Thursday’s activity.
Similar to Thursday, five securities traded with two stocks rising, one declining and two ending unchanged. The PE Ratio averages 13.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors traded 235,956 shares for a mere US$4,372, down from 305,332 units at US$28,042 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 47,191 units at US$874, in contrast to 61,066 shares at US$5,608 on Thursday. Trading month to date averaged 69,547 units at US$9,223, compared to 70,676 units at US$9,645 on the prior trading day. January averaged 121,154 units for US$15,408.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with he bid higher than the last selling price and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital remained at 9 US cents trading 11,088 shares, Productive Business Solutions rose 11.85 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of 90.85 US cents in an exchange of 153 units, Proven Investments was unchanged at 25 US cents, after 4,020 stock units crossed the exchange. Sygnus Credit Investments gained 0.87 of a cent to close at 14.89 US cents in switching ownership of 1,176 units and Transjamaican Highway declined 0.02 of a cent in closing at 0.93 of a US cent with 219,519 stocks changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Ciboney drops 15% on Thursday

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Ciboney Group price retreated after trading more than 2.5 million shares with the price falling 15 percent from Wednesday’s level on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Thursday with the total volume of stocks trading fell 46 percent from Wednesday’s quantity as the value dropped 60 percent.
The All Jamaican Composite Index inched 3.97 points up to 430,240.96 the Main Index rose 15.10 points to 392,402.29, and the JSE Financial Index rose 0.14 points to settle at 99.94.
Trading ended with 47 securities changing hands, the same as on Wednesday and closed with prices of 14 stocks rising, 24 declining and nine ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio averages 16.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investorss exchanged 15,923,380 shares for $63,507,779 compared to 29,447,608 units at $158,590,501 on Wednesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 18.3 percent of total volume, after an exchange of 2.91 million shares followed by QWI Investments controlled 16.9 percent with 2.69 million units, Ciboney Group chipped in 16.1 percent with 2.56 million units. Pulse Investments controlled 11.9 percent of market share for 1.89 million units, Wigton Windfarm with 11.1 percent for 1.77 million units and Key Insurance with 9.4 percent for 1.50 million units.
Trading for the day averaged 338,795 units at $1,351,229, compared to an average of 626,545 shares at $3,374,266 on Wednesday. Trading month to date averages 399,667 units at $2,516,231, versus 403,340 units at $2,586,520 on Wednesday. Trading in January averaged 311,275 units at $1,432,133.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 10 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close oftrading, Barita Investments fell 36 cents to $81.14, with an exchange of 3,965 shares, Ciboney Group fell 32 cents to $1.80, with 2,562,764 shares crossing the market, Eppley shed 90 cents to end at $27.10, with 345 stocks changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund closed $1 lower at $40 in exchanging 3,408 units. First Rock Capital advanced 29 cents to $15.29 trading 8,954 shares, Grace Kennedy rose $1 to $81, with the swapping of 29,366 stocks, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 80 cents to $18 in switching ownership of 52,808 units. Key Insurance declined 20 cents in closing at $4.80, after an exchange of 1,500,426 shares, NCB Financial dipped 40 cents to close at $141 and clearing the market with 66,981 units, Palace Amusement climbed $50 to $850 after exchanging 354 stock units, PanJam Investment fell $1 to $64, with 11,540 stock units changing hands. Portland JSX declined $1.20 to $7.10 in trading 8,000 stocks, Proven Investments closed $1.20 lower at $36 after exchanging 4,285 units, Sagicor Group gained 29 cents to close at $51.60, with the swapping of 4,089 shares. Salada Foods dropped $1 to $40.50 with a transfer of 2,182 shares, Scotia Group gained 50 cents to end at $43, with 15,411 stock units crossing the exchange. Sterling Investments shed 36 cents to $2.64 in exchanging 62,320 stocks, Supreme Ventures dropped 60 cents to close at $15.30, after a transfer of 527,323 units and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 54 cents to close at $14.95 in trading 14,288 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading climbs on JSE USD market

Stocks prices rose marginally after an exchange of 184 percent more shares traded on Thursday than on Wednesday, at the close of the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.  
Five securities traded, up from three on Wednesday with two rising, none falling and three closing unchanged, leaving the JSE USD Equity Index gaining 0.30 points to 195.17.
The PE Ratio averages 13.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors exchanged 305,332 shares for US$28,042, up from 107,489 units at US$24,329 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 61,066 units at US$5,608, versus 35,830 shares at US$8,110 on Wednesday. Month to date trading averaged 70,676 units at US$9,645, versus 71,187 units at US$9,859 on the prior trading day. January averaged 121,154 units for US$15,408.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close of trading, First Rock Capital rose 0.1 of a cent to 9 US cents, with an exchange of 300,000 shares, Proven Investments ended at 25 US cents, with 1,947 stock units crossing the market, Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 14.02 US cents trading 843 stock units and Transjamaican Highway ended at 0.95 of a US cent transferring 2,121 shares.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% gained 10 cents to close at US$1.10 with the swapping of 421 stocks.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

All traded JSE USD stocks fall

Prices of all stock trading on Wednesday fell at the close of the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, sending the market index down after exchanged of 59 percent fewer shares than on Tuesday, but with values rising 42 percent.
Trading ended with three securities changing hands, compared to six on Tuesday and closed with all three declining and the JSE USD Equity Index losing 1.74 points to end at 194.87. The PE Ratio averages 13.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors exchanged 107,489 shares for US$24,329 compared to 263,779 units at US$17,181 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 35,830 units at US$8,110, versus 43,963 shares at US$2,863 on Tuesday. Month to date, trading averaged 71,187 units at US$9,859, close to 72,353 units at US$9,917 on Tuesday. January ended with an average of 121,154 units for US$15,408.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than their last selling price and none with a lower offer.
At the close of trading, First Rock Capital fell 0.1 of a cent to 8.90 US cents, exchanging 16,260 stocks, Proven Investments dipped 0.85 of a cent to 25 US cents trading 89,357 units and Sygnus Credit Investments fell 0.48 of a cent to 14.02 US cents, with 1,872 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE USD Market closes up

Securities trading on Tuesday climbed above Monday’s level but delivered less volume in trading on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange. The market index rose after the trading of 42 percent fewer shares than on Monday, resulting in a third of the stocks advancing after the value of stocks traded fell by 41 percent.
Trading ended with six securities changing hands at the close, compared to four on Monday and closed with the prices of two stocks rising, three declining and one remaining unchanged, with the JSE USD Equity Index gaining 0.54 points to end at 196.61. The PE Ratio averages 13.6 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 263,779 shares, for US$17,181 compared to 457,310 units at US$29,021 on Monday.
Trading averaged 43,963 units changing hands at US$2,863, in contrast to 114,328 shares at US$7,255 on Monday. Trading averaged 72,353 units for the month to date at US$9,917, in contrast to 74,357 units at US$10,415 on Monday. January ended with an average of 121,154 units for US$15,408.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and none with a lower offer.
At the close of trading, First Rock Capital added 0.01 of a cent to close at 9 US cents in trading 31,935 shares, Proven Investments shed 0.15 of a cent to 25.85 US cents trading 18,047 units. Sygnus Credit Investments dropped 0.45 of a cent to close at 14.50 US cents, with 3,358 shares crossing the exchange and Transjamaican Highway squeezed out a gain of 0.01 of a cent to end at 0.95 US cents, in switching ownership of 203,258 stocks.
In the preference segment, Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share closed at US$1.96 trading 101 units and JMMB Group 6% lost 1 US cent to close at US$1, in switching ownership of 7,080 stock units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Rising stocks dominate JSE USD market

Stocks mostly rose on Monday from a slightly reduced volume of shares passing through the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange and ending with the market regaining lost ground after trading 16 percent fewer shares than on Friday and ending with 39 percent greater value.
Trading ended with four securities changing hands, down from seven on Friday, ending with three rising and one declining, with the JSE USD Equity Index gaining 3.99 points to 196.07. The PE Ratio averages 13.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 457,310 shares for US$29,021 compared to 543,918 units at US$20,823 on Friday.
Trading averaged 114,328 units at US$7,255, in contrast to 77,703 shares at US$2,975 on Friday. Trading averaged 74,357 units for the month to date at US$10,415 in contrast to 72,383 units at US$10,571 on the prior trading day. By comparison, January ended with an average of 121,154 units for US$15,408.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital gained 0.09 of a cent in closing at 8.99 US cents, with 153,079 stock units crossing the market, Proven Investments rose 0.01 of a cent to close at 26 US cents trading 48,631 shares. Sterling Investments lost 0.19 of a cent at 2.20 US cents after trading 24,343 stocks and Transjamaican Highway rose 0.03 of a cent in closing at 0.94 of a US cents after switching ownership of 231,257 shares.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Consistent trading for JSE USD market

Trading remains consistent at the close on Friday with seven securities changing hands for a third consecutive day with the US dollar market index slipping for a second day after 14 percent fewer shares changed hands than on Thursday, resulting in the total value falling 92 percent, from the prior day.
Trading closed with the prices of two stocks rising, one declining and four remaining unchanged, with the JSE USD Equity Index losing 1.15 points to end at 192.08. The PE Ratio averages 13.7 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 543,918 shares for US$20,823, down from 633,561 units at US$275,891 on Thursday. Trading averaged 77,703 units at US$2,975, well off the 90,509 shares at US$39,413 on Thursday. Trading for the month to date averaged 72,383 units at US$10,571, in contrast to 71,880 units at US$11,290 on the prior trading day. January averaged 121,154 units for US$15,408.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with bids higher than their last selling prices nor with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital shed 0.08 of a cent to close at 8.9 US cents, in exchanging 3,767 stocks, Margaritaville settled at 11 US cents with the transfer of 3,500 stock units, Proven Investments gained 0.29 of a cent to close at 25.99 US cents trading 2,255 units. Sterling Investments ended at 2.39 US cents, with 1,000 stock units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments remained at 14.95 US cents after transferring 16,675 shares and Transjamaican Highway gained 0.06 of a cent in closing at 0.91 of a US cent, trading 510,377 shares.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% remained at US$2.03, with an exchange of 6,344 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading climbs higher for JSE USD stocks

 Trading ended on Thursday, with the market index continuing to slip after trading volume rose eightfold, over Tuesday’s level, with more stocks rising than falling on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange after reopening following the closure for Ash Wednesday.
Seven securities changed hands, the same as Tuesday, with four rising, two declining and one remaining unchanged, with the JSE USD Equity Index losing 6.76 points to end at 193.23. The PE Ratio averages 13.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market had an exchange of 633,561 shares for $275,891, up from 73,195 shares for US$12,725 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 90,509 units at US$39,413, up from 10,456 units at US$1,818 on Tuesday. Trading for the month to date averaged 71,880 shares at US$11,290 compared to 69,933 units at US$8,351 on Tuesday. By comparison, January ended with an average of 121,154 units for US$15,408.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock closing with the bid higher than the last selling price nor with a lower offer.
At the close of trading, First Rock Capital gained 0.03 of a cent in ending at 8.98 US cents, with 18,709 shares clearing the market, Proven Investments rose 0.3 of a cent to 25.7 US cents trading 9,720 units, Sygnus Credit Investments J$ stock dropped 2.5 cents to 12 US cents trading just 4 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments US$ stock rose 0.45 of a cent to 14.95 US cents with 38,258 stock units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway slipped 0.09 of a cent to 0.85 of a US cent with 434,924 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% C share increased by a cent to close at US$2.03, trading 129,331 units and JMMB Group 6% closed at US$1.01, exchanging 2,615 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.