Trading levels back to recent norm

Market activity dropped on Tuesday to more sedate trading levels in recent weeks, with 89.8 percent fewer shares changing hands after surging on Monday and ended with the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closing higher, with declining stocks edging out those rising.
Trading ended with four securities changing hands, compared to eight on Monday and ended with the prices of one stock rising, two declining and one remaining unchanged.
JSE USD Equity Index gained 3.42 points to end at 192.57 and the average PE Ratio ends at 13.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 433,513 shares for US$35,736 compared to 4,260,743 units at US$984,122 on Monday.
Trading averaged 108,378 units at US$8,934, versus 532,593 shares at US$123,015 on Monday. Trading averaged 144,305 units for the month to date at US$21,351 in contrast to 146,966 units at US$22,270 on the prior trading day. By comparison, December ended with an average of 55,388 units for US$6,412.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Proven Investments increased 2.35 cents to 25.85 US cents after exchanging 19,523 shares, Sterling Investments declined 0.2 of a cent to 2.1 US cents with an exchange of 10,000 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 1.5 cents in ending at 15 US cents with 183,990 units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway ended at 0.85 of a US cent after trading 220,000 units.

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

JSE USD Market closes higher

Stocks mostly gained on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange at the close of trading on Wednesday, with the market rising after trading 61.24 percent more shares than on Tuesday, resulting in more stocks rising than falling.
Four securities changed hands, compared to six on Tuesday and trading ended with two stocks rising, one declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD equity index gained 4.1 points to 193.40. The average PE Ratio ended at 13.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 370,094 shares, at US$28,218 compared to 954,856 units at US$23,924 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 92,524 units at US$7,055 compared to 159,143 shares at US$3,987 on Tuesday. Trading for the month to date averaged 101,720 units at US$6,181 in contrast to 102,907 units at US$6,068 on Tuesday. By comparison, December ended with an average of 55,388 units for US$6,412.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices, while no stock closed with a lower offer.
At the close of trading, Margaritaville traded 2,152 shares and closed at 11 US cents, Proven Investments rose 2.59 cents ending at 25.59 US cents, with 586 stock units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments fell 0.05 cents to 16.95 US cents after 157,556 stock units cleared the market and Transjamaican Highway climbed 0.09 cents to end at 0.95 US cents in exchanging 209,800 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE USD market record gains

The Jamaica Stock Exchange, US dollar market, closed trading on Monday, with the market rising after trading 15 percent more shares than on Thursday, resulting in slightly more stocks falling than rising.
Similar to trading on Thursday, the market ended with six securities changing hands with prices of two stocks rising, three declining and one remaining unchanged.
JSE USD equity index gained 6.84 points to end at 194.23. The PE Ratio averaged 13.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 260,980 shares at US$26,193 compared to 226,663 units at US$6,625 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 43,497 units at US$4,365, compared to an average of 37,777 shares at US$1,104 on Thursday. Trading month to date averaged 59,447 units at US$6,781 compared to 60,534 units at US$6,945 on the prior trading day. By comparison, November ended with an average of 51,134 units for US$4,516.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows no stock ended with bids higher than the last selling price and one closed with a lower offer.
At the close of trading, First Rock Capital Investment carved out a gain of 1 US cents to close at 9 US cents after finishing trading 4,572 shares, Margaritaville lost 1 cent in ending at a 52 weeks’ low of 10 US cents in exchanging 60,806 stock units. Proven Investments gained 0.02 of a cent to close at 26 US cents after trading 70,930 stock units, Sterling Investments shed 0.01 of a cent to close at 2.37 US cents while trading 4,070 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments shed 0.07 of a cent to end at 16.49 US cents, with just two stocks changing hands and Transjamaican Highway remained at 0.97 of a US cent while trading 120,600 stock units.

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

JSE USD stocks all fall

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Prices of all five stocks trading on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Monday fell after an exchange of 634 percent more shares than Friday, as Sygnus Credit Investments dominated trading with 81 percent of the day’s volume.
The JSE USD equity index fell 3.29 points to settle at 184.26. The average PE Ratio ended at 13 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,714,384 shares for a consideration of US$265,400, up sharply from 233,569 units at US$92,790 on Friday.
Trading averaged 342,877 units at US$53,080, in contrast to an average of 38,928 shares at US$15,465 on Friday. Month to date averaged 75,575 units at US$12,016, in contrast to 42,162 units at US$6,883. By comparison, November averaged 51,134 units for US$4,516.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment lost three-tenths of a cent to end at 8.5 US cents, in trading 8,150 units, Margaritaville fell by 2 US cents in ending at a 52 weeks’ low of 11 US cents, with investors switching ownership of just 201 units. The stock closed without a bid to buy any. Proven Investments shed 1.97 US cents to close at 24 US cents, in trading 285,385 shares. Sterling Investments lost 0.35 of a cent to settle at 2 US cents, with 28,000 stock units changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments declined by 1.79 US cents to close at 14.01 US cents, with 1,392,648 shares crossing the exchange after the company posted details of its public share offer, with existing shareholders entitled to purchase shares as low as $14.70 each.

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

Modest gains for JSE USD market

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Friday, with the market rising modestly after trading slightly fewer shares than on Thursday.  
Five securities traded similar to Thursday, resulting in the prices of two stocks rising, none declining and three remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD equity index rose 0.94 points to 188.75, while the average PE Ratio ended at 13.6 based on  ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 229,703 shares, accounting for US$40,318 compared to  247,604 units at US$47,872 on Thursday.
The average trade for the day is 45,941 units, with a consideration of US$8,064 each, compared to an average of 49,521 shares at US$9,574 on Thursday. Trading ended with an average of 47,974 units for the month to date at US$7,832 in contrast to 48,652 units at US$7,754. By comparison,  November ended with an average of 51,134 units for US$4,516.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows one stock ending with a higher bid than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment closed at 9 US cents with an exchange of  200 shares, Margaritaville remained at 13 cents with the trading of 3,500 stocks, Proven Investments rose 1.87 cents to close at 25.87 US cents, with an exchange of 21,245 stocks and Sygnus Credit Investments carved out a gain of 0.099 of a cent to settle at 16.99 US cents in trading 204,503 stocks.
In the preference segment, Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share remained at US$1.96, with just 255 stock units changing hands.

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

JSE USD market steadies

The Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market closed trading on Friday with the market slipping after the price of just one stock closed with a change and 888 percent more shares traded than on Thursday. 
At the close of the market, trading ended with six securities changing hands, the same as on Thursday and ended with the price of one rising and the five remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index fell by 1.83 points to settle at 187.92. The average PE Ratio ended at 13.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 427,882 shares, for US$13,880 compared to 43,326 units at US$14,347 on Thursday. The daily trade averaged 71,314 units at US$2,313, in contrast to an average of 7,221 shares at US$2,391 on Thursday. Trading ended with an average of 49,490 units for the month to date at US$4,641, in contrast to 47,912 units at US$4,809. October averaged 697,808 units for US$17,320.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment closed at 8.65 US cents trading 234 units, Margaritaville remained at 13 US cents, in crossing the exchange with 100 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy ended at US$1.15 after trading 30 units. Proven Investments closed at 25 US cents, after exchanging 19,400 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 0.49 of a cent to 15.99 US cents, with an exchange of 36,236 shares and Transjamaican Highway settled at 0.90 of 1 US cent, in a transfer of 371,882 shares.

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

Steady trading for JSE USD market

 The majority of stocks trading held their prices at the close of the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday with the market declining after an exchange of 81 percent fewer shares and 37 percent lesser value than on Wednesday.
At the close of trading six securities changing hands compared to four on Wednesday and ended with the price of one declining and five remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index shed 0.92 points to 189.75. The average PE Ratio is 13.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 43,326 shares, for US$14,347 compared to 228,031 units at US$22,823 on Wednesday. The daily trade averaged 7,221 units at US$2,391, compared to 57,008 shares at US$5,706 on Wednesday. Trading ended with an average of 47,912 units for the month to date at US$4,809, in contrast to 51,083 units at US$4,998. October averaged 697,808 units for US$17,320.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows one stock ending with a higher bid than the last selling price and none with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Margaritaville closed at 13 US cents, trading 524 shares, Productive Business Solutions remained at 66 US cents, with an exchange of  29 units. Proven Investments ended at 25 US cents after a transfer of 22,692 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments remained at 15.50 US cents trading 8,753  stock units and Transjamaican Highway lost 0.03 of a cent to settle at 0.90 of 1 US cent with an exchange of 4,500 units.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% preference share closed at US$1.05, after exchanging 6,828 units.

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

Trading in more JSE USD companies

Market activity on Thursday led to the trading of shares in more companies on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange than Wednesday, but the market declined after the total volume fell 70 percent from the previous day.
At the close of the market, six securities changed hands compared to four on Wednesday and closed with the prices of two stocks rising, two declining and two remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 0.99 points to settle at 194.57. The average PE Ratio ended at 13.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading resulted in an exchange of 206,695 shares for US$18,236 compared to 700,105 units at US$38,808 on Wednesday. The average trade amounts to 34,449 units at US$3,039, in contrast to an average of 175,026 shares at US$9,702 on Wednesday. Trading ended with an average of 49,514 units for the month to date at US$5,468, in contrast to 51,128 units at  US$5,728 on Wednesday. By comparison, October ended with an average of 697,808 units for US$17,320.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Margaritaville traded 100 shares at 13 US cents, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy settled at US$1.15, in exchanging 52 units. Proven Investments lost 0.09 of a cent and ended at 25.99 US cents trading 16,244 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments shed 1.01 US cents to close at  15.99 US cents, with 90,118 units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway gained 0.04 of a cent to end at 0.89 of a US cent after exchanging 100,000 shares.
In the preference segmentEppley 5% preference share lost 1 US cent to end at US$1.02, with the trading of 181 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

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Tuesday with the market declining after trading slightly fewer shares than on Monday and a 90 percent fall in value, resulting in more stocks rising than falling.
At the close of the market, trading ended with five securities changing hands, down from eight on  Monday and closed with the prices of three stocks rising, two declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index fell 2.81 points to 194.27. The PE Ratio averages 12.6 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 95,954 shares accounting for a mere US$1,869 compared to 100,698 units at US$18,386 on Monday.
The average trade for the day amounts to 19,191 units changing hands at US$374 in contrast to an average of 12,587 shares at US$2,298 on Monday. Trading ended with an average of 15,127 units for November to date at US$1,558 in contrast to October with an average of 697,808 units at S$17,320.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows no stock ended with bids higher or offers lower than the last selling price.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment gained 0.09 of a cent to close at 8.64 US cents, with investors swapping 112 units, Margaritaville lost 2 US cents to end at 13 US cents, in trading 770 units, Proven Investments shed 1.9 US cents to settle at 26 US cents, with an exchange of 3,286 stock units. Sterling Investments added one-tenth of a cent to end at 3 US cents, with investors swapping 5,000 units and Transjamaican Highway rose 0.06 of a cent and closed at 0.94 of a US cent after exchanging 86,786 shares.

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

Increased trading for JSE USD market

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Wednesday, with the market declining after trading 20 times more shares than the extremely low volume on Tuesday.  
At the close of the market, trading ended with five securities changing hands compared to six on Tuesday and closed with the price of two stocks rising, none declining and three remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index dropped 2.22 points to settle at 199.70. The PE Ratio of the market averaged 13.7 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 225,878 shares, accounting for US$169,536  compared to 11,325 units at  US$786 on Tuesday. The average trade for the day amounts to 45,176 units changing hands at US$33,907, in contrast to an average of 1,888 shares at US$131 on Tuesday. Trading ended with an average of 751,236 units for the month to date at US$18,516, in contrast to 800,959 units at US$17,432. By comparison, September ended with an average of 84,017 units for US$10,590.
At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment rose 0.041 of a cent to settle at 7.42 US cents, with 4,000 units changing hands, Margaritaville closed at 15 US cents after exchanging 580  units. Proven Investments remained at 27.95 US cents after finishing with a transfer of 75,352 shares and Sterling Investments ended at 2.75 US cents, with 146 units crossing the market.
In the preference segment of the market, Eppley 5% preference shares rose 3 US cents to settle at US$1.03, in exchanging 145,800 shares.

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