New record close for Junior Market

The Junior Market climbed 26.97 points to close at 3,669.73, complete trading at a new record close on Thursday after the market topped out on August 14, 2019, at 3,662.94, some two and a half years ago and follows the record intraday high earlier this week when the market hit 3,700.02 points in early trading on Monday.  
Market activity led to all 43 Junior Market securities trading on Thursday compared to 42 on Wednesday and ended with 23 rising, 12 declining and eight, closing unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages  16.3. The PE ratio of each stock in the chart below is based on ICInsider.com earnings forecast for companies with financial years, up to August 2022.
Trading closed, with the volume of stocks traded rising 54 percent and the value surging 45 percent over Wednesday’s trades as 14,330,907 shares traded for $44,562,678 up from 9,334,543 units at $30,769,347 on Wednesday. Spur Tree Spices led trading with 7.9 million shares for 55.1 percent of total volume followed by Mailpac Group with 1.37 million units for 9.6 percent of the day’s trade and Future Energy Source, 617,019 units for 4.3 percent market share.
Trading averaged 333,277 shares at $1,036,341 in contrast to 222,251 shares at $732,603 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 323,991 units at $1,196,703 compared to 323,421 units at $1,206,540 on the previous day. December closed with an average of 409,209 units at $1,318,877.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, CAC 2000 rallied 72 cents to end at $8.25 in an exchange of 50 shares, Cargo Handlers dropped 30 cents to close at $7, with 3,570 stock units clearing the market, Caribbean Cream climbed 27 cents to end at $5.27 after exchanging 2,327 stocks. Dolphin Cove popped 10 cents to close at $22.60 after trading 130,213 units with the price hitting an intraday high of $24.40. Elite Diagnostic advanced 30 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $4 while exchanging 49,005 stock units, Fontana rose 16 cents to $7.85 with the swapping of 346,988 shares. Fosrich gained 26 cents in closing at $14.83 with 11,944 stocks crossing the exchange, Future Energy Source increased 12 cents to close at $3.41 in trading 617,019 units, Honey Bun declined 30 cents to end at $9.25 in switching ownership of 130,247 shares. Indies Pharma shed 7 cents after ending at $3.08, with 74,482 stock units changing hands, Iron Rock Insurance increased 33 cents in closing at $3.30 after an exchange of 100 stocks, ISP Finance fell $2.51 to end at $35.49 and trading 336 units. Jamaican Teas rose 16 cents after ending at $4.26 in an exchange of 367,087 shares, Lasco Manufacturing lost 30 cents to $4.63 trading 3,776 stocks, Lumber Depot gained 14 cents to close at $3.18 after an exchange of 578,815 units. Medical Disposables gained 57 cents to $7.29 trading 189 stock units, Paramount Trading rallied 16 cents ending at a 52 weeks’ of $2.03 with an exchange of 236,189 stocks, SSL Venture fell 30 cents to end at $1.90 in trading 225,157 stock units and tTech popped 20 cents to close at $4.20 after 36,447 shares changed hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Most JSE USD stocks rose on Thursday

Trading on Thursday, ended with the volume of shares changing hands slipping 53 percent with 71 percent lower value than Wednesday, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in far more stocks rising than falling.
Trading ended with seven securities changing hands, compared to nine on Wednesday with prices of four rising, one declining and two holding firm.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index gained 1.16 points to end at 200.07.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.6. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with the financial year up to August 2022.
Overall, 185,440 shares traded for US$13,723 compared to 397,370 units at US$47,370 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 26,491 units at US$1,960, compared to 44,152 shares at US$5,263 on Wednesday and month to date averaging 77,951 shares at US$7,312 versus 81,287 units at US$7,659 on the prior day. December ended with an average of 439,975 units for US$68,382.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling price and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share increased 0.1 of a cent to 6.99 US cents while trading 31,191 shares, Proven Investments rallied 1.75 cents to 22.75 US cents after 26,155 stock units changed hands, Sterling Investments remained at 2.1 US cents while exchanging 10,000 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share gained 0.25 of a cent to close at 12.95 US cents after trading 2,346 units and Transjamaican Highway shed 0.02 of a cent in closing at 0.83 of one US cent in swapping of 113,477 stocks.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 5.75% popped 7 cents to US$2.09, with 2,000 stock units crossing the market and JMMB Group 6% finished at US$1.15 in an exchange of 271 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Massy Holdings list on JSE with no trades

Massy Holdings shares were listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market on Thursday with no trading in the stock, but it closed with demand for 29,304 with 166 orders, with the highest bid at $2,801 for 137 shares and the lowest tradable at $1,500, there was no stock on offer at the close. The reference price to start trading was set at $2,643.08.
In the overall market, the volume of shares trading was 58 percent less and the value 28 percent higher than on Wednesday as rising stocks exceeded those declining after 55 securities traded, similar to Wednesday, with 22 rising, 16 declining and 17 ending unchanged.
The All Jamaican Composite Index popped 3,072.13 points to settle at 439,587.18, the JSE Main Index advanced 1,670.70 points to 397,169.87 and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.53 points to close at 98.02.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.4 The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2022.
Overall, 9,854,246 shares were exchanged for $213,910,310 versus 23,550,929 units at $167,256,472 on Wednesday. Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 23 percent of total volume with a transfer of 2.27 million shares followed by Kingston Wharves, 18.3 percent with 1.81 million units and Transjamaican Highway, 13.6 percent, with 1.34 million units changing hands.
Trading averages 179,168 units at $3,889,278, compared to 428,199 shares at $3,041,027 previously traded and month to date, an average of 205,968 units at $1,937,351, against 207,506 units at $1,825,288 on Wednesday. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eleven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints rose 60 cents to $13 with 32,429 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement rallied $1.71 to end at $71.20 in an exchange of 18,690 units, Caribbean Producers popped $1.57 to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $17.80 in trading 426,694 stock units. Eppley fell $1.45 to settle at $35 with the swapping of 2,337 stocks, First Rock Capital rose $1.63 to $12 with an exchange of 97,500 shares, GraceKennedy gained 50 cents to close at $102.50 after 30,325 stocks crossed the market. Guardian Holdings declined $4.35 in closing at $533 after 248 units switched owners, Jamaica Stock Exchange rallied $1.03 to $16.86 with a transfer of 4,647 stock units, JMMB Group gained 30 cents after ending at $39.50 with the swapping of 734,028 shares. Margaritaville fell $3 to $23 with 1,111 stocks changing hands, Mayberry Investments rallied 64 cents to $7.85 in transferring 4,183 shares, NCB Financial popped $6 to finish at $133, with 580,328 units crossing the exchange. PanJam Investment rose 50 cents to $65.50 in trading 213 units, Proven Investments declined $1.20 to end at $32 with 17,120 stock units crossing the market, Sagicor Group advanced $1.39 to $53.90 after an exchange of 17,121 shares. Seprod shed $1 to close at $60 in transferring 13,140 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments rallied 50 cents to $16 with 102,082 stocks clearing the market, Sygnus Real Estate Finance advanced $2.23 to $18.25 in switching ownership of 100 units and Wisynco Group lost 30 cents to end at $17.50 with 389,966 stock units crossing the market.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7.25% shed 34 cents in closing at $3.24 with 23 shares changing hands and Productive Business Solutions 9.75% preference share gained $12 to settle at a 52 weeks’ high of $120 after trading a mere 8 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market eyeing record close

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Trading closed on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 28 percent and the value slipping 22 percent lower than on Tuesday, but the market index held on to most of its early gains at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market.
A total of 42 securities traded similar to Tuesday and ended with 15 rising, 16 declining and 11, closing unchanged. The Junior Market Index climbed 23.96 points to settle at 3,642.76, just 20 points away from the August 2019 record close.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages  16.1. The PE ratio of each stock shown in the chart below is based on ICInsider.com earnings forecast for companies with financial years up to August 2022.
A total of 9,334,543 shares traded for $30,769,347 compared to 12,971,456 units at $39,367,165 on Tuesday. Spur Tree Spices led trading with 2.22 million shares for 23.8 percent of total volume followed by Future Energy Source with 1.94 million units for 20.7 percent of the day’s trade and Lumber Depot with 885,926 units for 9.5 percent market share.
Trading averaged 222,251 shares at $732,603 in contrast to 308,844 shares at $937,313 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 323,421 units at $1,206,540, compared to 329,869 units at $1,236,745, previously. December closed with an average of 409,209 units at $1,318,877.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial increased $1 in closing at $24 after an exchange of 5,226 shares, AMG Packaging advanced 15 cents to close at $3.30 in trading 149,663 stock units, Blue Power lost 9 cents in ending at $3.16 after 4,655 stocks were traded. CAC 2000 dropped 77 cents to $7.53 in switching ownership of 2,921 units, Cargo Handlers fell 21 cents to $7.30 in an exchange of 1,001 stocks, Caribbean Assurance Brokers gained 10 cents to finish at $2.99 with the swapping of 144,260 shares. Caribbean Cream shed 20 cents in ending at $5, with 301,934 units changing hands,  Consolidated Bakeries declined 9 cents to close at $1 in trading 160,517 stock units, Elite Diagnostic popped 21 cents to end at $3.70, with 78,665 units clearing the market. Fosrich dropped 23 cents in closing at $14.57 while exchanging 49,509 stock units, Future Energy Source fell 11 cents to $3.29 with an exchange of 1,936,712 shares, iCreate declined 7 cents to close at 78 cents after 338,244 stocks crossed the market. Iron Rock Insurance lost 13 cents to end at $2.97 with 15,424 units changing hands, ISP Finance spiked $8.50 to $38 after exchanging one stock unit, Jamaican Teas rallied 7 cents to $4.10 trading 39,341 stocks. Knutsford Express rose 10 cents to $8 with 12,150 shares changing hands, Lasco Manufacturing rallied 37 cents in closing at $4.93 after 642,854 shares passed through the exchange, Lumber Depot rose 7 cents to $3.04 in trading 885,926 stocks. Mailpac Group gained 13 cents to end at $3.34 after trading 595,822 units, Spur Tree Spices increased 16 cents to close at $2.46 with 2,218,267 stock units changing hands, SSL Venture shed 9 cents to $2.20 after 479,032 stock units crossed the market and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed 24 cents to close at $5.99 after trading 54,587 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Pullback for JSE Main Market

Market activity ended on Wednesday with the volume of shares declining 23 percent and the value 34 percent lower than on Tuesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks were marginally less than those declining, pushing the market indices into a fall.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 3,169.31 points to 436,515.05, the JSE Main Index fell 2,739.24 points to settle at 395,499.17 and the JSE Financial Index shed 1.10 points to close at 97.49.
Trading ended with 55 securities, as was the case on Tuesday, with 17 rising, 18 declining and 20 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula for computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.2. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Market closing quotes are based on ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2022.
Overall, 23,550,929 shares were exchanged for $167,256,472 down from 30,430,391 units at $253,596,547 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm dominated trading with 67.7 of total volume after transferring 15.95 million shares followed by Jamaica Broilers, 6.8 percent with 1.61 million units and QWI Investments with 4.4 percent after an exchange of 1.05 million units.
Trading averages 428,199 units at $3,041,027, compared to 553,280 shares at $4,610,846 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 207,506 units at $1,825,288, compared to 194,064 units at $1,751,240 on the previous day. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows ten stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints fell 59 cents to $12.40 with 89,460 units clearing the market, Caribbean Producers shed 72 cents in closing at $16.23 after 171,442 stock units changed hands. Eppley rose $1.45 to end at $36.45 in switching ownership of 590 stocks, First Rock Capital lost 63 cents to close at $10.37 with the swapping of 24,812 shares, Guardian Holdings dropped $10.65 to end at $537.35 in trading 87 units. Jamaica Broilers gained 50 cents in closing at $27.50 with 1,610,187 shares changing hands, Jamaica Producers lost 32 cents after ending at $22.68 in transferring 1,574 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell $1.67 to close at $15.83 in exchanging 126,376 shares. Margaritaville popped $1 to end at $26 in switching ownership of 3,266 units, Mayberry Investments declined 69 cents after ending at $7.21 and trading 9,074 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy rallied $3 to close at $100 with an exchange of 3,228 stock units. NCB Financial declined $5 to end at $127 with the swapping of 594,363 units, 138 Student Living traded 662 shares and gained 40 cents to land at $4.20, PanJam Investment advanced $2 in closing at $65 after 759 stock units crossed the exchange, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 62 cents to $15.50 with a transfer of 234,060 stocks and Sygnus Real Estate Finance fell $2.23 to $16.02 with the swapping of 2,124 shares.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 7.25% advanced 50 cents in closing at $3.58 with 300 stock units crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading picks up on the JSE USD market

Trading on Wednesday, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market with the volume of shares changing hands rising 227 percent, with 1071 percent higher value than on Tuesday, resulting in a three way split in stocks rising, falling and those closing unchanged.
Nine securities traded compared to six on Tuesday, with stocks rising, declining and ending unchanged sharing three each. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index rose 0.62 points to end at 198.91.
PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5.
The market’s PE ratios are computed using ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with the financial year up to August 2022.
Overall, 397,370 shares traded for US$47,370 compared to 121,697 units at US$4,044 on Tuesday. Trading averages 44,152 units at US$5,263, compared to 20,283 shares at US$674 on the previous day and the month to date averages 81,287 shares at US$7,659 versus 84,663 units at US$7,876 on Tuesday. December ended with an average of 439,975 units for US$68,382.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share ended at 6.89 US cents with 38 shares crossing the exchange, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy fell 4.2 cents to end at US$1.20 in an exchange of 20 stocks, Proven Investments popped 0.45 of one cent to close at 21 US cents in switching ownership of 186,658 units. Sterling Investments ended at 2.1 US cents in exchanging 232 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share climbed 0.4 of a cent in ending at 12.7 US cents after 6,350 stock units crossed the market, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share shed 0.3 of a cent to 13.5 US cents after exchanging 1,463 stocks and Transjamaican Highway advanced 0.02 of a cent after ending at 0.85 of one US cent in trading 200,000 units.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share remained at US$1.999 after trading 9 shares and JMMB Group 5.75% dropped 12 cents to close at US$2.02 with an exchange of 2,600 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market backs off attaching record

Trading activity eased on Tuesday and led to a fall in the market index of 35.13 points to settle at 3,618.80 after the volume and value of stocks trading declined from Monday’s levels on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market.
At the close of the market, all but one security traded, resulting from 42 active securities compared to 39 on Monday and ended with 14 rising, 17 declining and 11, closing unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 15.9. The PE ratio of each stock shown in the chart below is based on ICInsider.com earnings forecast for companies with financial years up to August 2022.
A total of 12,971,456 shares traded for $39,367,165 up from 12,036,880 units at $36,747,444 on Monday. Spur Tree Spice led trading with 2.99 million shares for 23 percent of total volume followed by Future Energy Source with 1.87 million units for 14.4 percent of the day’s trade and Consolidated Bakeries with 1.74 million units for 13.4 percent market share.
Trading averaged 308,844 shares at $937,313 versus 308,638 shares at $942,242 on Monday and the month to date, averaging 329,869 units at $1,236,745, down from 331,300 units at $1,257,128 on the previous day. December closed with an average of 409,209 units at $1,318,877.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial shed $2 in closing at $23, with trading of 35,148 shares, Blue Power popped 10 cents to end at $3.25 while trading 100,829 stock units, Cargo Handlers climbed 31 cents to close at $7.51 after exchanging 255,892 stocks. Caribbean Cream fell 20 cents to $5.20 in trading 65,225 units, Caribbean Flavours gained 7 cents after ending at $1.97, with 1,128 stocks crossing the market, Dolphin Cove rallied 19 cents to $22.50 trading 119,669 shares. Fosrich fell 15 cents in closing at $14.80 after exchanging 85,510 units, Future Energy Source lost 9 cents in ending at $3.40 with the swapping of 1,866,716 stock units, Honey Bun rose 9 cents to close at $9.59, with 62,258 units changing hands. Iron Rock Insurance advanced 7 cents to end at $3.10 in trading 90 stock units, ISP Finance dropped $6.80 to end at $29.50 in an exchange of 1,217 shares, Jamaican Teas shed 16 cents to $4.03, with 259,746 stocks crossing the exchange. Knutsford Express dropped 9 cents to close at $7.90 in exchanging 10,000 shares, Lasco Manufacturing lost 40 cents to finish at $4.56, with 145,699 stocks clearing the market, Mailpac Group declined 9 cents in closing at $3.21 with an exchange of 765,392 stock units. Medical Disposables fell 77 cents to $6.72 trading 34,036 units, Paramount Trading increased 24 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $1.87 in switching ownership of 325,700 stocks, Spur Tree Spices gained 9 cents to close at $2.30 trading 2,987,477 units. SSL Venture advanced 56 cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ high of $2.29 while exchanging 460,347 stock units and Stationery and Office Supplies fell 15 cents to end at $5.75 with the swapping of 21,345 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading jumps on JSE Main Market

Market activity surged on Tuesday leading to the volume of shares trading, 319 percent higher than on Monday as funds passing through the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market climbed 262 percent and led to rising stocks exceeding those declining.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 401.94 points to 439,684.36, the JSE Main Index advanced 1,224.58 points to 398,238.41 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.14 points to settle at 98.59.
Trading ended with 55 securities compared to 54 on Monday, with 22 rising, 17 declining and 16 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a formula used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 16.3. The PE ratio for the JSE Main and USD Markets closing quotes uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with the financial year ending up to August 2022.
Overall, 30,430,391 shares were exchanged for $253,596,547 versus 7,262,470 units at $70,112,586 on Monday. Stanley Motta led trading with 33.2 percent of total volume after exchanging 10.10 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm, 20.8 percent, with 6.32 million units, Community & Workers Credit Union, controlled 10.8 percent, with 3.29 million units, Transjamaican Highway contributed 9.5 percent in trading 2.9 million units, Sagicor Select Financial Fund held 6.4 percent, with 1.93 million units and QWI Investments accounted for 4.5 percent with a transfer of 1.37 million units.
Trading averages 553,280 units at $4,610,846, on Tuesday, compared to 134,490 shares at $1,298,381 on Monday and month to date, an average of 194,064 units at $1,751,240, versus 170,766 units at $1,565,770 on the previous day. December closed with an average of 479,143 units at $6,686,322.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments shed $1.01 in closing at $93.40 in trading 12,221 shares, Berger Paints gained 47 cents to close at $12.99 with an exchange of 17,798 stock units, Caribbean Producers popped 45 cents to end at $16.95 with 258,740 units clearing the market. Eppley declined $1.50 to $35 after exchanging 2,768 stocks, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined $4.20 after ending at $37.80 with 364 stock units crossing the market,  GraceKennedy advanced $4.20 to close at $102 in an exchange of 1,212,428 shares. Guardian Holdings climbed $18 to $548 with the swapping of 7,203 units, Jamaica Broilers fell 85 cents to $27 in switching ownership of 79,848 shares, Jamaica Producers rose $1 after ending at $23 with 6,401 stocks clearing the market. Jamaica Stock Exchange rallied 75 cents in closing at $17.50 with 2,515 stock units changing hands, JMMB Group gained 35 cents after ending at $39.10 in trading 117,087 shares, Kingston Wharves popped $2.29 to $41.60 with the swapping of 157,619 units. Margaritaville advanced $3 to $25 with a transfer of 100 stocks, NCB Financial rallied $4 to close at $132 in switching ownership of 88,589 stock units, Palace Amusement lost 55 cents to end at $945 after crossing the exchange with 15 shares. PanJam Investment fell $1.70 to close at $63 in transferring 229,652 stock units, Sagicor Group shed $1.60 in ending at $52.40 after exchanging 16,237 shares, Scotia Group fell $1.10 to $34.50 with the swapping of 90,700 units. Seprod lost $1 to end at $61 with 17,617 stocks changing hands and Stanley Motta lost 34 cents in closing at $5.50 after trading 10,097,550 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Falling prices dominate JSE USD market

Trading on Tuesday ended with the volume of shares changing hands declining 85 percent with a 96 percent fall in value than on Monday, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in more stocks declining than rising.
Trading ended with six securities changing hands, similar to Monday, with the price of one rising, four falling and one ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 2.33 points to end at 198.06. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with the financial year up to August 2022.
Overall, 121,697 shares traded, for US$4,044 in contrast to 805,542 units at US$92,182 on Monday. Trading averaged 20,283 units at US$674, down from 134,257 shares at US$15,364 previously and month to date averages 84,663 shares at US$7,876 versus 88,816 units at US$8,341 on Monday. December ended with an average of 439,975 units for US$68,382.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a bid higher than their last selling prices and four stocks with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share fell 0.04 of a cent in closing at 6.89 US cents after exchanging 200 shares, Proven Investments shed 1.45 cents to end at 20.55 US cents, with 13,320 units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share lost 0.69 of a cent to close at 12.3 US cents in trading just one stock unit and Transjamaican Highway declined 0.06 of a cent to end at 0.83 of one US cent trading 107,900 stocks.
In the preference segmentEppley 6% remained at 98 US cents in an exchange of 26 units and JMMB Group 6% gained 10 cents after ending at US$1.15 trading 250 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Winners beat losers 2 to 1 on JSE USD Market

Trading on Monday ended with the volume of shares changing hands declining 57 percent with 72 percent lower value than on Friday, but the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market closed with twice the number of stocks rising than falling.
Similar to trading on Friday six securities changed hands, with four rising and two declining. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 0.67 points to end at 200.39.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.6. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with the financial year up to August 2022.
A total of 805,542 shares traded for US$92,182, down from 1,856,215 units at US$329,297 on Friday.
Trading averaged 134,257 units at US$15,364, compared to 309,369 shares at US$54,883 on Friday and month to date an average of 88,816 shares at US$8,341 versus 85,682 units at US$7,857 on the previous day. December ended with an average of 439,975 units for US$68,382.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share advanced 0.38 of a cent to end at 6.93 US cents after exchanging 56 shares, Margaritaville dropped 2.94 cents at 12.01 US cents and closed with 68 stock units changing hands, Proven Investments declined 1 cent in closing at 22 US cents after trading 417,536 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share popped 1.49 cents to 12.99 US cents, with 7,696 units clearing the market with, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share gained 1.8 cents to close at 13.8 US cents in exchanging 272 stock units and Transjamaican Highway rose 0.03 of a cent in ending at 0.89 of one US cents trading 379,914 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.