JSE USD market in 6% dive

Some 208 percent more funds entered the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Thursday over Wednesday and led to the volume of stocks traded rising 77 percent from that on the previous day, resulting in 11 securities changing hands, compared to eight on Wednesday with four rising, three declining and four ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index dropped 11.85 points, or 5.6 percent, to 211.01.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.2. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
A total of 257,178 shares traded for US$48,070, up from 145,513 units at US$15,594 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 23,380 units at US$4,370, compared to 18,189 shares at US$1,949 on Wednesday, with a month to date average of 42,005 shares at US$2,806 versus 43,699 units at US$2,664 on the previous day. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows none ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share shed 0.04 of a cent to end at 7.9 US cents in trading 42 shares, Margaritaville ended unchanged at 15 US cents, with 12 stocks clearing the market, Productive Business Solutions declined 20 cents to 98 US cents in exchanging 1,002 units. Proven Investments advanced 0.05 of one cent in closing at 26.5 US cents with 148,102 stock units changing hands, Sterling Investments climbed 0.16 of a cent to close at 2.16 US cents an exchange of 2,165 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share increased 0.59 of a cent to 12.99 US cents after exchanging 43 shares. Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share finished at 12.5 US cents after trading 2,293 units and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.02 of a cent to 1 US cent after 100,000 stocks changed hands.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share remained at US$1.70 in an exchange of 117 stocks, JMMB Group 5.75% popped 2 cents to US$2.03, with 3,400 shares crossing the market and JMMB Group 6% finished at US$1.10 with two units crossing the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

No gains for JSE USD market on Monday

There were no stock recording gains at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Monday after the volume of stocks traded fell 19 percent, with a marginally lower value than on Friday.
A total of nine securities were traded, down from 11 on Friday. No stock recorded gains, five declined and four ended unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index fell 3.29 points to end at 224.30. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.4. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between August this year to August 2023.
Overall, 246,032 shares traded, for US$54,963 compared to 302,622 units at US$59,279 on Friday.
Trading averaged 27,337 units at US$6,107, compared to 27,511 shares at US$5,389 on Friday, with month to date average of 46,342 shares at US$2,813 versus 48,162 units at US$2,498 on the previous day. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share finished at 7.9 US cents after trading 1,763 shares, Margaritaville ended at 15 US cents, with ten stock units clearing the market and Productive Business Solutions remained at US$1.18 with an exchange of 57 stocks. Proven Investments fell 0.35 of a cent to close at 26.45 US cents after 159,603 units crossed the market, Sterling Investments shed 0.24 of one cent to end at 2 US cents in exchanging 37,600 units, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share declined 0.3 of a cent to 12.65 US cents with 33,609 stock units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway lost 0.04 of one cent in closing at 1.02 US cents after trading 5,400 shares.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share dropped 27 cents after ending at US$1.70 after trading 116 stock units and JMMB Group 6% remained at US$1.02 after exchanging 7,874 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

More trading for the JSE USD market Friday

Trading on Friday ended with the volume of stocks traded jumping 1,127 percent with a 70 percent value than on Thursday, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in more stocks rising than falling.
A total of 10 securities traded, up from seven on Thursday, with four rising, two declining and four ending unchanged.
JSE US Denominated Equities Index rose 0.61 points to end at 223.73.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.4. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years closing up to the end of August 2023.
Overall, 1,007,137 shares traded, for US$21,115, up from 82,057 units at US$12,453 on Thursday. Trading averaged 100,714 units at US$2,111, up from 11,722 shares at US$1,779 on Thursday, with a month to date average of 56,313 shares at US$2,744 versus 43,627 units at US$2,925 on the previous day. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share advanced 0.85 of one cent to close at 7.9 US cents after exchanging 3,890 shares, Margaritaville remained at 15 US cents in exchanging 34 units, Productive Business Solutions dropped 1 cent to end at US$1.18, with one stock unit clearing the market. Proven Investments finished at 26 US cents trading 34,764 stocks, Sterling Investments rose 0.25 of a cent to 2.25 US cents with an exchange of 50,000 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share increased 0.55 of one cent to 12.95 US cents, with 12,078 stock units changing hands. Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share climbed 1.69 cents to close at 14.69 US cents exchanging 13 units and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.02 of a cent to end at 0.98 of one US cent with the swapping of 906,355 shares.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investments preference share ended at US$1.999, after an exchange of just one share and JMMB Group 5.75% ended unchanged at US$2.02 while exchanging one stock unit.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big fall for JSE USD market

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Trading on Wednesday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended with the volume of shares changing hands declining 64 percent, with 32 percent less than on Tuesday and resulted in five securities traded, compared to nine on Tuesday with none rising, three falling and two ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index dropped 10.72 points to end at 203.91.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.6. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending in August 2023.
51,502 shares traded for US$12,484 compared to 144,543 units at US$18,342 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 10,300 units at US$2,497 compared to 16,060 shares at US$2,038 on Tuesday, with month to date average of 100,209 shares at US$4,194 versus 103,864 units at US$4,263 on the previous day. March ended with an average of 59,258 units for US$6,669.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than the last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share remained at 7.9 US cents with 82 shares clearing the market, Productive Business Solutions declined 16 cents to close at US$1.03 after exchanging 31 stocks, Proven Investments shed 0.89 of a cent to end at 24.11 US cents in swapping 48,279 units. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share ended unchanged at 12.9 US cents, with 2,610 stock units crossing the exchange and Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share fell 2.62 cents in closing at 12.07 US cents with the swapping of 500 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Gains for JSE USD market

Investors traded 41 percent fewer shares with a 37 percent higher value in Monday’s trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market compared to market activity on Friday, resulting in slightly more stocks rising than falling.
A total of seven securities traded, compared to six on Friday with three rising, two declining and two ending unchanged. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index gained 1.28 points to end at 224.77.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.6. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending, to the end of August 2023.
Overall, 125,525 shares traded, for US$6,699 compared to 213,719 units at US$4,901 on Friday. Trading averaged 17,932 units at US$957, compared to 35,620 shares at US$817 on Friday, with month to date average of 110,796 shares at US$4,439 versus 116,871 units at US$4,666 on the previous day. March ended with an average of 59,258 units for US$6,669.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than the last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share fell 0.05 of a cent to 7.9 US cents, with 674 shares clearing the marketMargaritaville remained at 16 US cents after exchanging 201 stock units, Productive Business Solutions ended unchanged at US$1.19 while exchanging 10 stocksProven Investments rose 0.02 of a cent to 25 US cents with the swapping of 21,924 units, Sterling Investments rallied 0.21 cents to 2.22 US cents in trading 3,000 sharesSygnus Credit Investments USD share popped 0.1 of a cent in ending at 12.9 US cents in switching ownership of 14 stocks and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.05 of a cent to close at 1.06 US cents in trading 99,702 units.

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

Trading picks up for JSE USD Market

On Thursday, a sharp bounce in the trading ended with the volume of stocks changing hands surging 1,334 percent as the value traded rose 12 percent higher than Wednesday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in more stocks trading than Wednesday. 
A total of 10 securities were traded, compared to seven on Wednesday, with two rising, three fell and five ended unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index fell 3.97 points to end at 221.00. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.5. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years, ending up to the close in August 2023.
Overall, 627,113 shares were traded, for US$21,458, up from 43,738 units at US$19,092 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 62,711 units at US$2,146, compared to 6,248 shares at US$2,727 on Wednesday, with a month to date average of 121,698 shares at US$4,895 versus 128,180 units at US$5,197 on the previous day. March ended with an average of 59,258 units for US$6,669.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than the last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share ended unchanged at 7.95 US cents in exchanging 24 shares, Margaritaville remained at 16 US cents while exchanging 781 stock units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy finished at US$1.26 after trading one stock. Productive Business Solutions finished at US$1.19 trading one unit, Proven Investments gained 0.99 of a cent in closing at 24.99 US cents after finishing trading of 30,121 stock units, Sterling Investments declined 0.01 of a cent in ending at 2.23 US cents after exchanging 3,068 units. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share popped 0.01 of a cent in closing at 12.9 US cents after 4,109 stocks changed hands and Transjamaican Highway lost 0.1 of a cent to end at 1.01 US cents, with 581,490 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investments preference share remained at US$1.999 in an exchange of 18 stock units and JMMB Group 6% preference share shed 14 cents to close at US$1 with 7,500 units crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE USD Market pops higher on depressed volume

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market closed on Wednesday, with the volume of shares changing hands declining sharply after trading 99 percent fewer shares were traded with a 62 percent lower than on Tuesday, resulting in more stocks rising than falling.
A total of seven securities traded, down from 10 on Tuesday, with two rising, one declining and four ending unchanged. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index added 0.03 points to end at 224.97.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.7. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending to the end of August 2023.
Overall, 43,738 shares traded, for US$19,092 down from 4,110,461 units at US$49,816 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 6,248 units at US$2,727, down from 411,046 shares at US$4,982 on Tuesday, with the month to date average of 128,180 shares at US$5,197 versus 138,341 units at US$5,403 on the previous day. March ended with an average of 59,258 units for US$6,669.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than the last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share ended at 7.95 US cents after exchanging 55 shares, Proven Investments dropped 0.99 of one cent to 24 US cents, after trading 29,854 units, Sterling Investments ended at 2.24 US cents in switching ownership of 10 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments USD share finished at 12.89 US cents after trading 8,268 stocks.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference shares gained 1.9 cents in closing at US$1.999 in trading just one share, JMMB Group 5.75% finished at US$2.03 after exchanging 5,000 stock units and JMMB Group 6% climbed 0.15 cents ending at US$1.14 in exchanging 550 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big jump in JSE USD market trade

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market closed on Tuesday, with the volume of shares trading surging 2,380 percent over Thursday’s level with a 361 percent greater value, resulting in more stocks rising than falling.
A total of 10 securities traded, up from seven on Thursday, with three rising, one declining and six ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index gained 3.51 points to end at 224.94.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.7. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending to the end of August 2023.
A total of 4,110,461 shares were traded, for US$49,816 compared to 165,771 units at US$10,795 on Thursday.
Thursday. Trading averaged 411,046 units at US$4,982, compared to 23,682 shares at US$1,542 on Thursday, with month to date average of 138,341 shares at US$5,403 versus 101,489 units at US$5,460 on the previous day. March ended with an average of 59,258 units for US$6,669.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share finished at 7.95 US cents after trading 387 shares, Margaritaville ended unchanged at 16 US cents after exchanging 2,022 stock units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy remained at US$1.26 after trading just one unit. Productive Business Solutions ended at US$1.19 in an exchange of two units, Proven Investments fell 0.01 of a cent in closing at 24.99 US cents after exchanging 6,944 stock units, Sterling Investments rallied 0.24 of a cent to 2.24 US cents in clearing the market with 7,830 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share gained 0.44 of one cent in closing at 12.89 US cents with 16,836 shares changing hands, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share remained at 14.7 US cents with an exchange of 182 units and Transjamaican Highway rose 0.13 of a cent to close at 1.11 US cents with the swapping of 4,075,625 shares.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% finished at US$1.1385 in trading 632 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading picks up for JSE USD Market

Trading picked up on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Thursday, with the volume of shares changing hands rising 38 percent above that on Wednesday after funds passing through the market fell 42 percent and resulted in an even number of stocks rising than falling.
Compared to five on Wednesday, 10 securities were traded, with three rising, three declining and four ending unchanged. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index rallied 6.94 points to end at 223.52, up 14 percent for the year to date.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 8.7 uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending in August 2023.
Overall,1,319,482 shares traded, for US$45,994 versus 955,092 units at US$79,200 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 131,948 units at US$4,599, down from 191,018 shares at US$15,840 on Wednesday, with the month to date averaging 110,511 shares at US$4,707 compared to 103,366 units at US$4,743 on the previous day. March ended with an average of 59,258 units for US$6,669.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than the last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share declined 0.35 of a cent in ending at 7.6 US cents after trading 30,005 shares, Margaritaville ended at 16 US cents while exchanging 270 stock units, Productive Business Solutions increased 13.5 cents in closing at US$1.19 after exchanging 134 units. Proven Investments dropped 0.94 of a cent to close at 26 US cents, with 1,058 stocks crossing the exchange, Sterling Investments gained 0.15 of a cent to end at 2.15 US cents in trading 824 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share remained at 12.95 US cents with an exchange of 250,400 stocks. Transjamaican Highway climbed 0.14 of a cent in ending at a 52 weeks’ high of 1.1 US cents with 1,036,531 stock units clearing the market.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share fell 1.9 cents to US$1.98 in trading 101 units, JMMB Group 5.75% finished at US$2.03 after 70 stocks crossed the market and JMMB Group 6% ended at 99.02 US cents in switching ownership of 89 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Slippage for JSE USD Market index

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Tuesday, ended with the volume of shares changing hands jumping  123 percent after  114 percent more funds chased stocks than was the case on Monday, resulting in more stocks rising than falling at the close.
A total of eight securities traded, compared to 11 on Monday with three rising, one declining and four ending unchanged with the JSE US Denominated Equities Index slipping 1.17 points to end at 208.95. At the close, 1,052,626 shares traded for US$36,044 up from 472,349 units at US$16,867 on Monday.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.9 using ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with current financial year ending, up to August 2023.
Trading averaged 131,578 units at US$4,506, compared to 42,941 shares at US$1,533 on Monday, with the month to date average of 85,835 shares at US$2,523 versus 64,309 units at US$1,591 on the previous day. March ended with an average of 59,258 units for US$6,669.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than the last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share ended at 7.9 US cents trading 26 shares, Margaritaville finished at 16 US cents, with just three stock units crossing the market, Proven Investments rallied 0.15 of a cent in ending at 25 US cents after exchanging 51,904 units. Sterling Investments ended unchanged at 2 US cents after 401,615 stocks changed hands, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share climbed 0.25 of a cent to close at 12.95 US cents while exchanging 71,465 units, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share dipped 1.96 cents to 13.04 US cents after trading 7,086 shares and Transjamaican Highway advanced 0.03 of a cent to 0.93 of a US cent in an exchange of 520,327 stocks.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investments preference share remained at US$1.999 after an exchange of 200 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.