Trading jumps on JSE USD market

Trading picked up on Friday accounted for 143 percent more shares changing hands than on Thursday with 174 percent increased value. Still, the market declined moderately at the close of the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange as there were no rising stocks on the day.
Trading ended with five securities changing hands, similar to Thursday and ended with no stock rising, two declining and three remaining unchanged.
JSE USD Equity Index dipped .30 points to end at 198.84. The average PE Ratio ends at 13.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 650,440 shares for US$124,859, up from 268,082 units at US$45,538 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 130,088 units at US$24,972, up from 53,616 shares at US$9,108 on Thursday. Trading averaged 72,282 units for the month to date at US$14,671 in contrast to 58,519 units at US$12,218 on Thursday. 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 two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital ended at 8.5 US cents trading 55,025 shares, Proven Investments dropped 3 cents to 24 US cents after trading>478,239 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 12 US cents with 16,880 stock units changing hands. Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 14.2 US cents in trading 196 units and Transjamaican Highway declined 0.1 of a cent to 0.83 of a US cent with the swapping of 100,100 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Stocks inched higher on JSE USD market

Stocks mostly rose at the close of trading on Thursday, with the market inching higher after trading 47 percent shares than on Wednesday, on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulting in more stocks falling than rising.
Trading ended with five securities changing hands for a second consecutive day, ending with three rising, two declining and none ended unchanged.
JSE USD Equity Index slipped 0.25 points to end at 199.14. The average PE Ratio ends at 14.1 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Traders exchanged 268,082 shares amounting to  US$45,538, down from 507,955 units at US$159,801 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 53,616 units at US$9,108, in contrast to 101,591 shares at US$31,960 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 58,519 units for the month to date at US$12,218 in contrast to 60,051 units at US$13,190 on Wednesday. By comparison, February ended with an average of 69,547 units for US$9,223.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital declined 0.4 cents to 8.5 US cents in exchanging 80,552 shares, Proven Investments rose 3 cents to 27 US cents after 158,458 stocks cleared the market. Sterling Investments advanced 0.27 of a cent to 2.38 US cents after 26,312 units crossed the exchange and Sygnus Credit Investments gained 0.28 of a cent to close at 14.2 US cents trading 2,705 stock units.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% dropped 8 US cents to end at US$1.02, with switching ownership of 55 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading picks up for US$ traded stocks

Trading activity picked up on Wednesday, with a jump of 282 percent in the value of traded stocks after a 23 percent increase in the number of shares changing hands over Tuesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market.
At the close, five securities changed hands, compared to six on Tuesday, with prices of two rising, one declining and two remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index gained 3.38 points to end at 199.39, to be up 7 percent for the year to date. The PE Ratio averages 13.8 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 507,955 shares for US$159,801, up from 414,346 units at US$41,873 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 101,591 units at US$31,960, in contrast to 69,058 shares at US$6,979 on Tuesday. Month to date trading averaged 60,051 units at US$13,190, in contrast to 41,169 units at US$4,658 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 ending with the bid higher than its last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital ended at 8.90 US cents trading 7,103 shares, Productive Business Solutions rose 9.15 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of US$1, with the swapping of 145,306 stocks, Proven Investments closed at 24 US cents in exchanging 37,603 units. Sygnus Credit Investments fell 0.96 cents to close at 13.92 US cents trading 15,779 stock units and Transjamaican Highway gained 0.03 of a cent to end at 0.93 of a US cent, after an exchange of 302,164 units.

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

JSE USD market slips for a second day

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

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

Most stocks fall first day of the month

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

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

Gains for JSE USD stocks

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

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

Trading climbs on JSE USD market

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

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

All traded JSE USD stocks fall

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

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

JSE USD Market closes up

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

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

Rising stocks dominate JSE USD market

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

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