Scotia & Grace out of IC Top 10

The Jamaican stock market saw quite a bit of volatility during the past week resulting from some sharp price movement of some stocks.
The pullback could well be that the market will soon be entering the period when institutional investors are likely to enter the market to reposition their portfolio ahead of the start of the new years and could result in a usual Santa Claus rally starting around the middle of the month.
In the end Lasco Financial came under selling pressure and close the week at $4.15 to reenter the TOP 10 list of the Junior Market and displaced Jamaican Teas TOP 10 last week. In the main market TOP 10 two changes took place with Sagicor Group having fallen to $41 and JMMB Group trading at $34 replacing Scotia Group that reported poor fourth quarter results and declining in price from the $60 region of the previous week to close at $54.05 while Grace Kennedy moved up in price and the earnings per share has been adjusted to $4.80 from $5.30 the combination of which pushed them from the TOP list.  
The main market closed the week with the overall PE remains at 15.6, the PE of the Junior market remains at 15.9. The PE ratio for Junior Market Top 10 stocks average 8.8 and the main market PE is now 9.9. The top Junior market stocks are selling at a discount of 13 percent to those of the main market stocks even as the overall average PE for both markets are almost equal. This is an indication that there may be more gains to be had from these Junior Market stocks than those in the main market.
The TOP 10 stocks now trade at an average discount of 45 percent to the average for the Junior Market Top stocks but it’s a third of what the average PE for the year is likely to be of 20 times earnings. The main market stocks trade at a discount of 39 percent to the overall market.
TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns within a 12 months period. Stocks are selected based on projected earnings for each company’s current fiscal year. Based on an assumed PE for each, the likely gains are determined and then ranked, with the stocks with the highest potential gains ranked first followed by the rest, in descending order. Potential values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Earnings per share are revised on an ongoing basis based on new information received that can result in changes in and out of the list as well.

Another big drop for JSE main market – Friday  

After the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange suffered one of its largest declines in its history, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index having dived 10,996.27 points on Thursday, the index plunged another 9,551.77 points on Friday to close at 412,491.83 on a day of mostly falling prices.
The JSE Index dropped 8,702.74 points, following the fall of 10,018.84 on Thursday to close at 375,826.72 on Friday. The market got hit with the sharp pull back in the prices of some heavily weighted stocks with NCB Financial, Sagicor Group and Scotia Group leading the pack with the former pulling back from $159 to $149.90, the Sagicor declining from $47.50 to $41 and Scotia declining from $59 at the start of Thursday to $54.01 on Friday.
At the end, 28 securities changed hands in the main and US dollar markets with prices of just 6 rising, 16 declining and 6 remaining unchanged compared to 30 securities trading on Thursday.
The main market ended with 5,896,056 units valued at $161,797,148 trading, compared with 1,266,059 units valued at $39,894,741 changing hands on Thursday.
The main market ended with Mayberry Investments trading 1,715,395 units, accounting for just over 29 percent of the volume, followed by Sagicor Group with 1,388,644 units or 23.55 percent of the day’s volume and JMMB Group with 1,314,699 units and 22.30 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 8 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 226,771 units valued at over $6,222,967, in contrast to 46,891 shares valued at $1,477,583 on Thursday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 128,316 units with a value of $3,599,881 compared to 104,614 units valued at $2,135,092, previously. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security.
In main market activity, Barita Investments dropped $1.48 to end at a record close of $31.52, with 6,543 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement jumped $5.35 and finished trading 35,500 shares at $49, Grace Kennedy dropped 50 cents and ended trading 8,938 shares at $58. Jamaica Producers finished trading of 22,814 units with a gain of 49 cents to close at $25, JMMB Group jumped $1 and ended at $34 with 1,314,699 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves fell 70 cents to $75, with 6,800 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Investments fell 50 cents trading 1,715,395 shares in closing at $9, Mayberry Equities fell 50 cents trading only 756 shares in closing at $9.50, NCB Financial Group dived $9.10 to end trading of 108,978 shares at $149.90, PanJam Investment lost 95 cents to close at $65.05, with an exchange of 9,904 stock units, Sagicor Group fell $3 to finish trading of 1,388,644 shares at $41, Seprod traded 68,880 shares, dropping 80 cents in the process to close at $32.20 Supreme Ventures rose 99 cents and ended at $16.99, with 149,695 shares exchanged.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 5,000,166 units valued at $550,037 as Proven Investments rose 1 cents and ended at 22 US cents with just 166 shares changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share rose 1 cent trading 5 million units to end at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 4.95 points to close at 171.32.

Mostly modest price change on TTSE – Friday

In market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Friday ended with trading in 11 securities against 17 on Thursday, with 3 advancing, 3 declining and 5 remaining unchanged on a day when both the volume a value of trading fell below Thursday’s levels.
At close of the market the Composite Index shed 4.69 points on Friday to 1,305.52. The All T&T Index inched 0.08 points higher to 1,697.04, while the Cross Listed Index declined 1.31 points to close at 123.56.
Trading ended with 90,409 shares at a value of $1,156,662 compared to 224,227 shares at a value of $4,223,600 on Thursday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with stock with the bid lower than the last selling price and 5 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gainsClico Investments rose 5 cents and ended at $20.20, with 20,750 stock units changing hands, Massy Holdings climbed $1 and concluded trading at $46, after exchanging just 310 shares and Trinidad & Tobago NGL finished 8 cents higher at $29.23, exchanging 2,315 shares.
Stocks closing with losses|First Citizens fell 4 cents and settled at $32.76, after exchanging 50 shares, JMMB Group closed with a loss of 3 cents and concluded trading at $1.77, after exchanging 55,000 shares and NCB Financial Group shed 22 cents and settled at $8.70, trading 3,400 shares.
Stocks closing firm|One Caribbean Media concluded market activity at $10.50, with 3,745 shares changing hands, Republic Financial Holdings closed at $107.26, after exchanging 3,161 shares, Sagicor Financial ended at $9.24, with 114 stock units changing hands, Scotiabank completed trading of 20 units at $64.74 and West Indian Tobacco completed trading of 1,544 units at $95.07.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

 

Huge dive in JSE main market – Thursday

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Barita climbs to a new high of $33 on Thursday.

After two days of modest gains the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, suffered one of its largest declines in its history, with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index plunging 10,996.27 points to 422,043.60 and the JSE Index nosediving 10,018.84 points to close at 384,529.46 on a day of modest volume.
At the end, 30 securities changed hands in the main and US dollar markets with prices of 11 stocks rising, 11 declining and 8 remaining unchanged compared to 28 securities trading on Wednesday.
Barita Investments ended trading at another record close of $33.
The main market ended with a mere 1,266,059 units valued at $39,894,741 changing hands, compared with 4,455,571 units valued at $87,653,782 that were exchanged on Wednesday.
The main market ended with Seprod leading with 342,787 units, accounting for 27 percent of the day’s trades, followed by JMMB Group with 168,541 units or 13 percent of the day’s volume.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 3 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 46,891 units valued at an average of $1,477,583 for each security traded. In contrast to 171,368 units for an average of $3,371,299 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 104,614 units valued at $2,135,092 compared to 123,855 units with a value of $2,354,261, previously. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security.
In main market activity, Barita Investments jumped $1.99 to end at a record close of $$33, with 6,800 shares changing hands, Berger Paints gained 50 cents and ended at $18.50, with 5,130 stock units trading, Caribbean Cement dropped $6.35 and finished trading 8,895 shares at $43.65, Grace Kennedy rose 50 cents and ended trading 5,821 shares at $58.50. Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 61 cents to $9.01, trading 2,510 shares, JMMB Group dropped $1.99 ending at $33 with 168,541 shares changing hands, Kingston Wharves fell 70 cents to $75, with 6,800 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Equities fell 50 cents trading 85,414 shares in closing at $10, NCB Financial Group added $1.99 to end trading of 66,148 shares at $159, PanJam Investment added 90 cents to $66, with an exchange of 7,665 stock units, Sagicor Group fell $3.50 to finish trading of 77,462 shares at $44, Salada Foods ended trading with a rise of $1 to close at $30 trading 2,000 stock units, Scotia Group traded 4,641 shares and dropped $4.95 to close at $54.05 Supreme Ventures lost $1 and ended at $16, with 125,696 shares exchanged.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 107,117 units valued at $22,155 as JMMB 6% preference share rose 1 cent and ended trading at $1.06 with 800 stock units and Margaritaville ended at 24 US cents with 415 shares changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share lost 1 cent trading 1,801,000 units to end at 10 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 1.11 points to close at 167.36.

5 stocks rise 5 fall on TTSE – Thursday

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

In market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Thursday ended with trading in 17 securities against 16 on Wednesday, with 5 advancing, 5 declining and 7 remaining unchanged on a day when both the volume a value of trading fell below Wednesday’s levels.
At close of the market the Composite Index gained 4.49 points on Thursday to 1,310.21. The All T&T Index inched 1.07 points higher to 1,696.96, while the Cross Listed Index rose 1.09 points to close at 124.87.
Trading ended with 224,227 shares at a value of $4,223,600 compared to 920,887 shares at a value of $4,495,578 on Wednesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with stock with the bid lower than the last selling price and 4 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gainsFirst Caribbean International Bank rose 25 cents and completed trading 47,493 units at $8.30, First Citizens added 4 cents and settled at $32.80, after exchanging 1,000 shares, JMMB Group increased 3 cents and concluded market activity at $1.80, after exchanging 12,000 shares, Republic Financial Holdings rose 26 cents and ended at $107.26, after exchanging 1,000 shares and Trinidad Cement closed with a gain of 3 cents at $2.65, after trading 6,236 shares.
Stocks closing with losses| Clico Investments shares fell 5 cents and ended at $20.15, with 10,821 stock units changing hands, National Flour closed with a loss of 2 cents and completed trading 32,351 units, at $1.63, NCB Financial Group shed 1 cent and settled at $8.92, after exchanging 7,000 shares, Trinidad & Tobago NGL lost 10 cents and closed at $29.15, after exchanging 65,990 shares and West Indian Tobacco ended trading of 5,167 units 43 cents lower to $95.07.
Stocks closing firm| Angostura Holdings ended at $15.80, with 2,000 stock units changing hands, Gaurdian Media concluded trading at $15, after exchanging 50 shares, Grace Kennedy ended at $3, with 7,042 stock units changing hands, Guardian Holdings completed trading of 201 units at $18, Massy Holdings ended at $45, after exchanging 5,350 shares, One Caribbean Media concluded market activity at $10.50, after exchanging 13,514 shares and Scotiabank completed trading at $64.74, with 7,012 units.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

Modest trading in JSE main market – Wednesday

Barita ended on the JSE at a record close of $31.01.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, made modest gains at the close of trading on Wednesday resulting from the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advancing 51.12 points to 433,039.87 and the JSE Index gaining 46.57 points to close at 394,548.30.
At the end, 28 securities changed hands in the main and US dollar markets with prices of 14 stocks rising, 11 declining and 6 remaining unchanged compared to 31 securities trading on Tuesday.
Barita Investments ended trading at a record close of $31.01.
The main market ended with 4,455,571 units valued at $87,653,782 changing hands, compared with just 4,732,702 units valued at $78,353,687 that were exchanged on Tuesday.
The main market ended with Victoria Mutual Investments leading with 1,246,476 units, accounting for 28 percent of the day’s trades, followed by JMMB Group 7.25% preference share with 989,957 units or 22 percent of the day’s volume and Wisynco Group with 447,047 units with 10 percent of the day’s trades.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 5 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 4 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 171,368 units valued at over $3,371,299, in contrast to 157,757 shares valued at $2,611,790 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 123,855 units with a value of $2,354,261 compared to 101,394 units valued at $1,873,480, previously. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments jumped $2.01 to end at a record close of $$31.01, with 17,647 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement jumped $6 and finished trading 9,130 shares at $50, Jamaica Broilers fell 25 cents trading 26,439 stock units at $29.75.  Jamaica Stock Exchange dropped $1.60 to $8.40, trading 337,162 shares, Kingston Wharves fell $1.60 to $75.70, with 28,919 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Investments declined by 38 cents trading 50,012 shares in closing at $9.60, Mayberry Equities jumped $1.29 cents trading 50,012 shares in closing at $10.50, NCB Financial Group shed $2.49 to end trading of 185,214 shares at $157.01, PanJam Investment dropped $2.90 to $65.10, with an exchange of 342,886 stock units, Sagicor Group fell $1.05 to finish trading of 46,813 shares at $47.50, Scotia Group traded 8,700 shares and rose $1 to close at $59 and Seprod rose $1 in trading of 158,334 shares, to close at $33.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 107,117 units valued at $22,155 as Proven Investments ended trading 103,717 at 21 US cents and Sygnus Credit Investments US dollar based ordinary share traded 3,400 units at 11 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 1.11 points to close at 167.36.

More TTSE stocks rise than fall – Wednesday

In market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Wednesday ended with trading in 16 securities against 18 on Tuesday, with 4 advancing, 2 declining and 10 remaining unchanged on a day when both the volume a value of trading rose above Tuesday’s levels.
At close of the market the Composite Index gained 8.17 points on Wednesday to 1,305.72. The All T&T Index inched 0.38 points higher to 1,695.89, while the Cross Listed Index rose 2.21 points to close at 123.78.
Trading ended with 920,887 shares at a value of $4,495,578 compared to 261,740 shares at a value of $3,498,832 on Tuesday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with stock with the bid lower than the last selling price and 2 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gainsClico Investments finished trading with a rise of 5 cents at $20.20, with 70,564 stock units changing hands, Grace Kennedy closed with an increase of 15 cents at $3, with 46,000 stock units trading, Sagicor Financial ended trading 9,000 stock units with a rise of 24 cents to end at $9.24 and Trinidad & Tobago NGL finished 9 cents higher to $29.25, after exchanging 6,575 shares.
Stocks closing with losses| National Flour fell 3 cents and ended at $1.65, with 216,535 units changing hands and One Caribbean Media closed with a loss of 49 cents at a 52 weeks’ low of $10.50, after exchanging 9,350 shares.
Stocks closing firm|Ansa Mcal ended at $55 trading 111 units, First Citizens completed trading at $32.76, after exchanging 4,272 shares, JMMB Group settled at $1.77, with 538,692 shares changing hands, Massy Holdings settled at $45, in an exchange of 594 shares, NCB Financial Group completed trading 8,252 shares at $8.93, Prestige Holdings ended trading at $7.50, with 1,000 units being swapped, Republic Financial Holdings settled at $107, after exchanging 8,944 shares, Scotiabank ended at $64.74, trading 250 units, Unilever Caribbean concluded market activity at $23, with 620 stock units changing hands and West Indian Tobacco ended at $95.50, with an exchange 128 units.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE marked time in trading on Tuesday

Barita ended on the JSE at a record close of $29.

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, made gains at the close of trading on Tuesday resulting in the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index advancing by 116.66 points to close at 432,988.75 and the JSE index rising 106.29 points to 394,501.73. 
At the end, 31 securities cahnged hands in the main and US dollar markets with prices of 14 stocks rosing, 11 declining and 6 remaining unchanged. Barita Investments ended at a record close and Salada Foods traded at an intraday high at $30.The main market ended with 4,732,702 units valued at $78,353,687 changing hands, compared with just 843,989 units valued at $24,687,711 that were exchanged on Monday.
Wisynco Group lead trading with 2,609,218 units, accounting for 55 percent of the day’s trades, followed by Stanley Motta with 509,500 units or 10.8 percent of the day’s volume and Victoria Mutual Investments with 230,707 units with 4.9 percent of the day’s trades.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 6 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 157,757 units valued at over $2,611,790, in contrast to 33,760 shares valued at $987,508 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 101,394 units valued at $1,873,480. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments rose $1.50 to end at a record close of $29, with 5,515 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement fell 95 cents and finished trading of 37,015 shares at $44, Grace Kennedy climbed $1.50 in trading of 93,277 shares at $58, Jamaica Broilers fell 55 cents trading 25,312 stock units at $30.  Jamaica Stock Exchange climbed $1 to $10, trading 142,593 shares, Kingston Wharves rose $4 to $77, with 4,216 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Investments rose 41 cents trading 171,927 shares in closing at $9.98, NCB Financial Group gained $2.50 to end trading of 96,175 shares at $159.50, PanJam Investment dropped $2 to $68, with an exchange of 57,080 stock units, Palace Amusement gained $150 to $1,450, with 100 shares trading, Portland JSX rose 49 cents and ended at $7.50, with 638 units changing hands, Sagicor Group fell 95 cents to finish trading of 97,063 shares at $48.55, Sagicor Real Estate Fund fell 75 cents and settled at $11.10, with 14,650 shares. Scotia Group traded 55,696 shares and rose $1 to close at $58, Seprod fell 40 cents in trading of 86,259 shares, to close at $32 and Sygnus Credit Investments fell 35 cents to close at $10.65 trading 53,395 shares.
Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 72,343 units valued at $14,988 as Proven Investments ended trading at 21 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a fall of 2.30 points to close at 166.25.

NCB trades at J$170 on TTSE – Tuesday

NCB stock jumped to TT$8.93 on TTSE.

In market activity on the Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange on Tuesday NCB Financial climbed 98 cents to close at a record high of $8.93 or J$170.
At the close of trading 18 securities were active against 16 on Monday, with 5 advancing, 3 declining and 10 remaining unchanged on a day when both the volume a value of trading dropped sharply below Monday’s levels.
At close of the market, the Composite Index gained 2.90 points on Tuesday to 1,297.55. The All T&T Index rose 0.54 points to 1,695.51, while the Cross Listed Index added 0.73 points to close at 121.57.
Trading ended with 261,740 shares at a value of $3,498,832 compared to 812,542 shares at a value of $10,196,809 on Monday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| The Investor’s Choice bid-offer ended with stock with the bid lower than the last selling price and 2 with lower offers.
Stocks closing with gainsFirst Citizens rose 1 cent and ended at $32.76, after exchanging 12,327 shares, JMMB Group rose 2 cents and completed trading at $1.77, after exchanging 3,185 shares, NCB Financial Group closed with a gain of 98 cents and ended with an exchange of 20,188 shares at 52 weeks high of $8.93, Trinidad & Tobago NGL gained 1 cent and ended at $29.16, after exchanging 100 shares and West Indian Tobacco finished trading 334 units and gained 25 cents to close at $95.50.
Stocks closing with losses| Calypso Macro Index Fund lost 4 cents to close trading of 200 shares at $15.81, Grace Kennedy closed with a loss of 15 cents at $2.85, with 11,501 stock units changing hands and Sagicor Financial shed 97 cents and settled at $9, with 41,002 stock units changing hands.
Stocks closing firm| Ansa Merchant ended trading at $38.26, after exchanging 262 shares, Clico Investments settled at $20.15, with 58,395 stock units changing hands, First Caribbean International Bank concluded trading of 99,014 units, at $8.05, Guardian Holdings closed at $18, with 10 units trading, Massy Holdings completed trading at $45, after exchanging 6,358 shares, National Enterprises settled at $8, with 500 stock units changing hands, Point Lisas settled at $3.70, trading 6,314 stock units, Republic Financial Holdings completed trading at $107, after exchanging 1,010 shares, Scotiabank concluded trading of 1,010 units at $64.74 and Unilever Caribbean settled at $23, with 30 stock units changing hands.

Prices of securities trading for the day are those at which the last trade took place.

JSE fails to hang on to record – Monday

The main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, surged to a new record high in early morning trading after just 7 minutes of the opening with the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index rising 5,319.88 to a record 435,784.80 points and briefly moved higher to more than 435,900 points before pulling back, at the close the index put on 2,407.17 points to 432,872.09.
The JSE index climbed 4,847.01 points to a record of 397,049.24 after 7 minutes of trading pulled back at the close but still put on 2,589.66 points to close at 392,202.23.
Market activity resulted in 3 securities trading at record highs but ended with 2 securities closing at record highs and one closing at 52 weeks’ ow, as 26 securities in the main and US dollar markets changed hands, compared to a 31 on Friday. At the end, prices of just 6 stocks rose, 15 declined and 5 remained unchanged.
The main market ended with just 843,989 units valued at $24,687,711 changing hands, compared with 12,946,386 units valued at $522,988,358 that were exchanged on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator|The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows 7 stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and 2 closing with lower offers.
Trading resulted in an average of 33,760 units valued at over $987,508, in contrast to 446,427 shares valued at $18,034,081 on Friday. November closed, with an average of 405,528 valued at $7,755,942, for each security traded.
In main market activity, Barita Investments fell 50 cents to close of $27.50 after trading at new in  intraday record high of $31, with 19,020 shares changing hands, Caribbean Cement climbed $1.45 and finished trading of 2,755 shares at $44.95, Carreras concluded trading of 103,177 units at $9.10 after falling 40 cents, Grace Kennedy dropped $1.50 in trading of 34,081 shares at $56.50, Jamaica Stock Exchange fell 63 cents and closed at $9, trading 19,650 shares, Kingston Wharves fell $2.79 to $73, with 6,817 stock units changing hands. Mayberry Jamaica Equities lost 85 cents trading 7,993 shares in closing at $9.15, NCB Financial Group declined by $2.05 to end trading of 66,427 shares at $157, PanJam Investment dropped $4 to  $70, with an exchange of 13,890 stock units, Sagicor Group fell 50 cents to finish trading of 57,553 shares at $49.50, Scotia Group traded 14,660 shares and rose $2 to close at $57, Seprod added $2.40 trading of 27,970 shares, to close at $32.40.

Trading in the US dollar market amounted to 40,224 units valued at over $8,569 as Proven Investments lost 1 cent and ended trading at 21 US cents. The JSE USD Equities Index closed with a rise of 0.87 points to close at 168.55.