Majority of stocks fall on Friday

Trading sank on the shortened trading session on Friday with 73 percent fewer shares changed hands than on Thursday, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in no stock recording gains and sending the market index into a decline for the day and for a shortened week.  

Trading ended with five securities changing hands, compared to seven on Thursday with no stock rising, four declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index lost 3.45 points to end at 207.40. The average PE Ratio ends at 13 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 104,433 shares traded at US$1,085 versus 387,195 units at US$8,455 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 20,887 units at US$217, in contrast to 55,314 shares at US$1,208 on Thursday. Trading for the month to date averaged 50,431 units at US$2,165 in contrast to 56,586 units at US$2,571 on Thursday. March ended with an average of 68,746 units for US$13,137.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital dropped 0.05 of a cent in ending at 8.85 US cents, with 540 shares trading, Margaritaville fell 1 cent to 10 US cents while exchanging 28 units, Proven Investments remained at 25.5 US cents, with 291 stock units changing hands. Sygnus Credit Investments shed 0.05 of a cent to 14.95 US cents while exchanging 545 stock units and Transjamaican Highway dropped 0.02 of a cent to end at 0.95 of a US cent after 103,029 units changed hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Volume up index falls on JSE UD Market

Trading ended with the market declining after investors exchanged a huge increase of 350 percent more shares on Thursday than on Wednesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market.
Seven securities traded, up from four on Wednesday, with three stocks rising, one declining and three remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index lost 0.42 points to end at  210.85 points. The PE Ratio averages 13.1 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 387,195 shares trading for US$8,455 versus 86,122 units at US$17,581 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 55,314 shares at US$1,208, in contrast to 21,531 shares at US$4,395 on Wednesday. Trading month to date averaged 56,586 units at US$2,571 in contrast to 57,110 units at US$3,132 on Wednesday. Trading in March averaged 68,746 units for US$13,137.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital settled at 8.9 US cents with an exchange of 5,489 shares,MPC Caribbean Clean Energy ended at US$1.10 with investors switching ownership of 230 stock units, Proven Investments rose half a cent to 25.5 US cents with 14,806 stock units changing hands. Sterling Investments gained 0.3 of a cent to settle at 2.3 US cents with 14,311 stock units traded, Sygnus Credit Investments declined by 0.72 of a cent to 15 US cents with a transfer of 2,351 units and Transjamaican Highway advanced 0.02 of a cent to end at 0.97 of one US cent, with 350,003 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Equityline Mortgage Investment closed at US$2 with 5 shares changing hands.

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

Rising USD market

Trading on Wednesday ended with the market rising after 88 percent fewer shares passed through the market than on Tuesday, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market. 

Just four securities traded, down from six on Tuesday and ended with two stocks rising, one declining and one remaining unchanged. The JSE USD Equity Index rose 3.83 points to end at 211.27, up 13.4 percent for the year to date.
The average PE Ratio ended at 12.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Investors exchanged 86,122 shares for US$17,581, down from 734,815 units at US$20,472 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 21,531 units at US$4,395, down from 122,469 shares at US$3,412 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date amounts to 57,110 units for US$3,132 in contrast to 68,058 units at US$2,743 on Tuesday. Trading in March averaged 68,746 units at US$13,137.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital settled at 8.9 US cents trading 24,550 shares, Proven Investments declined 0.5 of a cent to close at 25 US cents in exchanging 61,570 units, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 1.71 cents to 15.72 US cents in trading just one stock and Transjamaican Highway gained 0.13 of a cent to close at 0.95 of one US cent in clearing the market with one stock unit.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE USD stocks post 13% gain for 2021

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Trading ended with the volume of stocks trading jumping 265 percent on Thursday over Wednesday’s level, leading the JSE USD Equity Index in gaining 5.87 points to end 210.27, to be up 12.9 percent for the year to date, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, on the first day of the new quarter, ahead of the Easter break.
Seven securities changing hands, compared to five on Wednesday, with prices of four rising, one declining and two remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ends at 13.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Traders exchanged 149,937 shares for US$15,185, up from 41,079 units at US$7,818 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 21,420 units at US$2,169, versus 8,216 shares at US$1,564 on Wednesday. March averaged 68,746 units for US$13,137. 
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices nor with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital fell 0.19 of a cent to 8.71 US cents with an exchange of 8,700 shares, Margaritaville settled at 11 US cents trading 11,200 stock units, Proven Investments climbed 1.44 cents to 25.45 US cents with an exchange of 21,353 shares. Sterling Investments rose 0.02 of a cent to 2 US cents in trading 81,196 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments carved out a gain of 0.98 of a cent in closing at 14.99 US cents and exchanging 25,100 units and Transjamaican Highway increased 0.06 of a cent in closing at 0.94 of a US cent, with 1,200 stock units changing hands.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% traded 1,188 shares at US$2.05.

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

Stocks eke out gains on JSE USD market

Trading ended with the market eking out a modest gain on Tuesday after trading 29 percent fewer shares than on Monday, at the close of the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Trading ended with four securities changing hands, down from five on Monday and ended with the prices of three rising, none declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index rose 0.70 points to close at 200.56. The PE Ratio averaged13.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended with 351,011 shares for US$4,986, down from 495,631 units at US$31,968 on Monday.
Trading averaged 87,753 units at US$1,246, versus 99,126 shares at US$6,394 on Monday. Trading averaged 71,289 units for the month to date at US$13,623 in contrast to 70,717 units at US$14,054  on Monday. February ended with an average of 69,547 units for US$9,223.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close, Proven Investments rose 0.01 of a cent to  25 US cents, with 1,051 shares changing hands, Sterling Investments settled at 1.98 US cents with an exchange of 247 units, Sygnus Credit Investments carved out a gain of 0.78 cents in ending at 14.8 US cents and trading 12,266 shares and Transjamaican Highway increased 0.02 of one cent to close at 0.88 US cents, with 337,447 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Slippage trading the JSE USD market

Trading on Monday ended with the market declining after trading 76 percent fewer shares than on Friday, on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulting in more stocks falling than rising.
Similar to Friday, trading ended on Monday, with five securities and the price of one rising, two declining and two remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index fell 3.42 points to 199.86. The average PE Ratio ended at 13.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 495,631 shares, for US$31,968 compared to 282,032 units at US$65,501 on Friday.
Trading averaged 99,126 units at US$6,394, in contrast to 56,406 shares at US$13,100 on Friday. Trading for the month to date averages 70,717 units at US$14,054 in contrast to 69,425 units at US$14,402 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 none with lower offers.
At the close, Margaritaville rose 0.1 of a cent to end at 10 US cents in exchanging 950 shares, Proven Investments closed at 24.99 US cents with an exchange of 110,963 units, Sterling Investments ended at 1.98 US cents in trading 100 units. Sygnus Credit Investments lost 0.48 of a cent to end at 14.02 US cents with an exchange of 6,271 shares and Transjamaican Highway shed 0.1 of a cent to end at 0.86 US cents, with 377,347 stocks clearing the market.

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

Stocks lose ground on JSE USD market

Trading on Friday ended with the market declining after trading 45 percent fewer shares than on Thursday, on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulting in more stocks falling than rising.
Trading ended with five securities changing hands, compared to seven on Thursday and ended with the prices of one stock rising, three declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index lost 2 points to end at 203.28. The average PE Ratio ends at 13.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading closed with an exchange of 282,032 shares, for US$65,501 compared to 515,824 units at US$142,671 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 56,406 units at US$13,100, versus 73,689 shares at US$20,382 on Thursday. Trading averaged 69,425 units for the month to date at US$14,402 in contrast to 70,045 units at US$14,464 on the prior trading day. February ended with an average of 69,547 units for US$9,223.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital fell 0.4 of a cent to 8.5 US cents trading 11,123 shares, Proven Investments dipped 0.11 of a cent to 24.99 US cents, with 247,644 stock units clearing the market, Sterling Investments lost 0.01 of a cent in ending at 1.98 US cents in an exchange of 308 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments advanced 0.3 of one cent to 14.5 US cents with 22,859 stocks changing hands.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share remained at US$2 in 98 stocks switching ownership.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big jump in trading volume & value

The volume of stocks trading on Wednesday, jumped 689 percent over on Tuesday as the value traded surged 919 percent, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in more stocks rising than falling.

At the close, 1,709,808 shares traded, for US$372,565 compared to 216,610 units at US$36,569 on Tuesday.
Eight securities traded, down from nine on Tuesday with prices of three stocks rising, two declining and three remaining unchanged.
JSE USD Equity Index gained 0.40 points to end at 201.65. The average PE Ratio ends at 13.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading averaged 213,726 units at US$46,571,  up from 24,068 shares at US$4,063 on Tuesday. The average trade month to date is 69,785 units,  at US$14,041 in contrast to 56,990 units at US$11,150 on Tuesday. 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 none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital ended at 8.9 US cents in exchanging 112 shares, Margaritaville finished at 10 US cents, with 1,992 units changing hands, Proven Investments climbed 0.02 cents to 25 US cents after exchanging 1,325,417 units. Sterling Investments dipped 0.01 cent to 1.98 US cents swapping 3,000 units, Sygnus Credit Investments ended at 14 US cents trading 40,000 units and Transjamaican Highway carved out a gain of 0.07 cents to close at 0.96 US cents in an exchange of 322,789 units.
In the preference segment, Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share rose 4 cents to US$2 after exchanging 196 shares and JMMB Group 5.75% dropped 3 US cents to end at US$2 with 16,302 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big jump in JSE USD trading on Friday

Trading on Friday resulted in the volume of shares changing hands rising 137 percent over Thursday’s levels, resulting in rising stocks edging out falling ones on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.  
Trading ended with seven securities changing hands at the close, compared to six on Thursday and ended with the prices of three stocks rising, two declining and two remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index gained 0.22 points to end at 196.84. The average PE Ratio ends at 13.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 913,583 shares for US$70,708 up from 385,820 units at US$23,055 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 130,512 units at US$10,101, up from 64,303 shares at US$3,842 on Thursday. Trading averaged 84,256 units for the month to date at US$9,925 in contrast to 77,367 units at US$9,899 on Thursday. 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 trading, First Rock Capital gained 0.94 of a cent to end at 8.94 US cents in exchanging 662,284 shares, Proven Investments carved out a gain of 0.01 of a cent to close at 25.01 US cents, with 809 stocks crossing the market. The Jamaican dollar-based Sygnus Credit Investments gained 2.5 cents ending at 14.5 US cents in exchanging 400 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments shed 0.84 of a cent to close at 15.04 US cents in trading 7,911 stocks and Transjamaican Highway shed 0.05 of a cent to close at 0.9 of a US cent with 230,224 stocks changing hands.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% remained at US$2 trading 2,000 shares and JMMB Group 6% stayed at US$1.01 with 9,955 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE USD market declines

In trading on Thursday no stock gained on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange after six securities changed, compared to seven on Wednesday and the market ended with the prices, five declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index lost 3.28 points to end at 196.62 and the average PE Ratio ends at 13.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 56.52 percent more shares on Wednesday as 385,820 changed hands with a value of US$23,055 compared to 246,502 units at US$25,213 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 64,303 units changing hands at US$3,842, in contrast to 35,215 shares at US$3,602 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 77,367 units for the month to date at US$9,899 in contrast to 79,279 units at US$10,785 on Wednesday. By comparison, January ended with an average of 121,154 units for US$15,408.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with bids higher than the last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital ended at 8 US cents trading 225,586 shares, Proven Investments shed 1 cent in closing at 25 US cents in switching ownership of 10,040 units, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 0.03 of a cent to close at 15.88 US cents trading 744 stocks and Transjamaican Highway lost 0.02 of a cent to close at O.95 of one US cent, with 148,775 stock units changing hands.
In the preference segment of the market, JMMB Group 5.75% lost 3 US cents to end at US$2 while trading 245 stock units and JMMB Group 6% dropped 1 cent to end at US$1.01 with the swapping of 430 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.