Trading dips on the JSE USD market

Trading on Tuesday ended with the market rising moderately after trading 55 percent fewer shares than on Monday, at the close of the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulting in more stocks falling than rising.
Trading ended with seven securities changing hands, compared to six on Monday, with one rising, three declining and three closing unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index gained 1.32 points to end at 209.97. The average PE Ratio based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings closes at 12.7.
Overall, 155,664 shares traded for US$24,831 versus 345,477 units at US$9,126 on Monday.
Trading averaged 22,238 units at US$3,547, in contrast to 57,580 shares at US$1,521 on Monday. Trading month to date averaged 46,753 units at US$2,303 in contrast to 51,657 units at US$2,054 on Monday. March ended with an average of 68,746 units for US$13,137.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a higher bid than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital closed at 8.9 US cents trading39,486 shares, Margaritaville closed at 9 US cents in exchanging 2,866 stock units, Proven Investments fell 0.1 of a cent to close at 25 US cents with the swapping of 44,630 units. Sterling Investments shed 0.22 of a cent to close at 2.07 US cents while exchanging 13,942 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments fell 0.99 of a cent to 14.01 US cents while exchanging 32,350 stock units and Transjamaican Highway advanced 0.11 of a cent to 0.96 of a US cent after exchanging 20,020 stocks.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% closed at US$2.05 after trading 2,370 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE USD stocks mostly fall

Trading picked up with a 231 percent rise in the volume of shares on Monday than on Friday, on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulting in more stocks falling than rising, but the market index still manages to squeeze out a narrow gain.
Trading ended with six securities changing hands, compared to five on Friday with prices of two stocks rising, four declining and none remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index gained 1.25 points to end at 208.65. The average PE Ratio based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings, ended at 12.7.
Overall, 345,477 shares traded, for US$9,126 compared to 104,433 units at US$1,085 on Friday.
Trading averaged 57,580 units at US$1,521, in contrast to 20,887 shares at US$217 on Friday. Trading month to date averages 51,657 units at US$2,054 versus 50,431 units at US$2,165 on Friday. March ended with an average of 68,746 units for US$13,137.
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 gained 0.05 of a cent to close at 8.9 US cents in switching ownership of 839 shares, Margaritaville fell 1 cent to 9 US cents after trading 3,975 units, Proven Investments declined by 0.4 of a cent to end at 25.1 US cents, with 9,555 stock units changing hands. Sterling Investments lost 0.01 of a cent in ending at 2.29 US cents with an exchange of 2,348 units, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 0.05 of a cent to 15 US cents after trading 23,723 shares and Transjamaican Highway lost 0.1 of a cent in closing at 0.85 US cents after exchanging 305,037 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Majority of stocks fall on Friday

Trading sank on the shortened trading session on Friday with 73 percent fewer shares changed hands than on Thursday, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in no stock recording gains and sending the market index into a decline for the day and for a shortened week.  

Trading ended with five securities changing hands, compared to seven on Thursday with no stock rising, four declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index lost 3.45 points to end at 207.40. The average PE Ratio ends at 13 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 104,433 shares traded at US$1,085 versus 387,195 units at US$8,455 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 20,887 units at US$217, in contrast to 55,314 shares at US$1,208 on Thursday. Trading for the month to date averaged 50,431 units at US$2,165 in contrast to 56,586 units at US$2,571 on Thursday. March ended with an average of 68,746 units for US$13,137.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital dropped 0.05 of a cent in ending at 8.85 US cents, with 540 shares trading, Margaritaville fell 1 cent to 10 US cents while exchanging 28 units, Proven Investments remained at 25.5 US cents, with 291 stock units changing hands. Sygnus Credit Investments shed 0.05 of a cent to 14.95 US cents while exchanging 545 stock units and Transjamaican Highway dropped 0.02 of a cent to end at 0.95 of a US cent after 103,029 units changed hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Rising USD market

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Trading on Wednesday ended with the market rising after 88 percent fewer shares passed through the market than on Tuesday, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market. 

Just four securities traded, down from six on Tuesday and ended with two stocks rising, one declining and one remaining unchanged. The JSE USD Equity Index rose 3.83 points to end at 211.27, up 13.4 percent for the year to date.
The average PE Ratio ended at 12.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Investors exchanged 86,122 shares for US$17,581, down from 734,815 units at US$20,472 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 21,531 units at US$4,395, down from 122,469 shares at US$3,412 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date amounts to 57,110 units for US$3,132 in contrast to 68,058 units at US$2,743 on Tuesday. Trading in March averaged 68,746 units at US$13,137.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital settled at 8.9 US cents trading 24,550 shares, Proven Investments declined 0.5 of a cent to close at 25 US cents in exchanging 61,570 units, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 1.71 cents to 15.72 US cents in trading just one stock and Transjamaican Highway gained 0.13 of a cent to close at 0.95 of one US cent in clearing the market with one stock unit.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading climbs on JSE USD market

Trading ended on Tuesday with the market index slipping after 390 percent more shares changed hands than on Thursday on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulting in an even number of stocks rising and falling.
Six securities traded, down from seven on Thursday, ending with prices of two rising, two declining and two remaining unchanged.
JSE USD Equity Index lost 2.83 points to end at 207.44. The average PE Ratio ends at 13.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors exchanged 734,815 shares, for US$20,472 compared to 149,937 units at US$15,185 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 122,469 units at US$3,412, up from 21,420 shares at US$2,169 on Thursday. Trading averaged 68,058 units for the month to date at US$2,743. March ended with an average of 68,746 units for US$13,137.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital rose 0.19 of a cent to end at 8.9 US cents trading 29,292 stock units, Margaritaville settled at 11 US cents, with 1,838 stocks crossing the market, Proven Investments gained 0.05 of one cent to end at 25.5 US cents after trading 5,295 shares. Sterling Investments closed at 2 US cents, with 134,493 units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments declined 0.98 of a cent to 14.01 US cents in switching ownership of 63,828 stocks and Transjamaican Highway shed 0.12 of a cent to end at 0.82 US cents after exchanging 500,069 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE USD stocks post 13% gain for 2021

Trading ended with the volume of stocks trading jumping 265 percent on Thursday over Wednesday’s level, leading the JSE USD Equity Index in gaining 5.87 points to end 210.27, to be up 12.9 percent for the year to date, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, on the first day of the new quarter, ahead of the Easter break.
Seven securities changing hands, compared to five on Wednesday, with prices of four rising, one declining and two remaining unchanged. The average PE Ratio ends at 13.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Traders exchanged 149,937 shares for US$15,185, up from 41,079 units at US$7,818 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 21,420 units at US$2,169, versus 8,216 shares at US$1,564 on Wednesday. March averaged 68,746 units for US$13,137. 
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices nor with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital fell 0.19 of a cent to 8.71 US cents with an exchange of 8,700 shares, Margaritaville settled at 11 US cents trading 11,200 stock units, Proven Investments climbed 1.44 cents to 25.45 US cents with an exchange of 21,353 shares. Sterling Investments rose 0.02 of a cent to 2 US cents in trading 81,196 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments carved out a gain of 0.98 of a cent in closing at 14.99 US cents and exchanging 25,100 units and Transjamaican Highway increased 0.06 of a cent in closing at 0.94 of a US cent, with 1,200 stock units changing hands.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% traded 1,188 shares at US$2.05.

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

JSE USD market gains 10% for Q1

Trading on Wednesday closed with the JSE USD Equity Index rising 3.84 points to 204.40 and finished the first quarter of the year up 9.7 percent, after trading 88 percent fewer shares than on Tuesday, on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.  
Five securities traded, compared to four on Tuesday, with the prices of two rising, two declining and one remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio ends at 13.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading ended in an exchange of 41,079 shares, for US$7,818 compared to 351,011 units at US$4,986 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 8,216 units at US$1,564, in contrast to 87,753 shares at US$1,246 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 68,746 units for the month to date at US$13,137 versus 71,289 units at US$13,623 on Tuesday. February ended with an average of 69,547 units for US$9,223.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital increased 0.4 of a cent in closing at 8.9 US cents, with 231 units changing hands, Margaritaville rose by 1 cent to end at 11 US cents trading 600 stock units, Productive Business Solutions ended at US$1 in switching ownership of 212 stock units. Proven Investments shed 0.99 cents to end at 24.01 US cents while trading 17,855 units and Sygnus Credit Investments declined 0.79 of a cent to close at 14.01 US cents in exchanging 22,181 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Slippage trading the JSE USD market

Trading on Monday ended with the market declining after trading 76 percent fewer shares than on Friday, on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulting in more stocks falling than rising.
Similar to Friday, trading ended on Monday, with five securities and the price of one rising, two declining and two remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index fell 3.42 points to 199.86. 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 495,631 shares, for US$31,968 compared to 282,032 units at US$65,501 on Friday.
Trading averaged 99,126 units at US$6,394, in contrast to 56,406 shares at US$13,100 on Friday. Trading for the month to date averages 70,717 units at US$14,054 in contrast to 69,425 units at US$14,402 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 none with lower offers.
At the close, Margaritaville rose 0.1 of a cent to end at 10 US cents in exchanging 950 shares, Proven Investments closed at 24.99 US cents with an exchange of 110,963 units, Sterling Investments ended at 1.98 US cents in trading 100 units. Sygnus Credit Investments lost 0.48 of a cent to end at 14.02 US cents with an exchange of 6,271 shares and Transjamaican Highway shed 0.1 of a cent to end at 0.86 US cents, with 377,347 stocks clearing the market.

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

Gains for JSE USD stocks on Wednesday

Trading on Thursday ended with the market index rising after trading 70 percent fewer shares than on Wednesday, resulting in four stocks rising, one declining and two ending unchanged as seven securities changed hands, compared to eight on Wednesday at the close of the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange. 
JSE USD Equity Index gained 2.48 points to end at 204.13. The average PE Ratio ends at 13.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with 515,824 shares trading for US$142,671 shares down from 1,709,808 units at US$372,565 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 73,689 shares at US$20,382, down from 213,726 shares at US$46,571 on Wednesday. Trading month to date averages 70,045 units at US$14,464 close to 69,785 units at US$14,041 on Wednesday. February averaged 69,547 units for US$9,223.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital traded 471 stocks at 8.9 US cents, Margaritaville declined 0.1 of a cent to close at 9.9 US cents in trading 44,352 stock units, Proven Investments rose 0.1 of a cent to 25.1 US cents with 370,637 units crossing the exchange. Sterling Investments advanced 0.01 of a cent to end at 1.99 US cents while exchanging 10,733 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 0.2 of a cent to end at 14.2 US cents in an exchange of 15,433 stocks and Transjamaican Highway ended at 0.96 US cents in an exchange of 53,000 shares.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 5.75% climbed 5 cents to US$2.05 with 21,198 stocks clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big jump in trading volume & value

The volume of stocks trading on Wednesday, jumped 689 percent over on Tuesday as the value traded surged 919 percent, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in more stocks rising than falling.

At the close, 1,709,808 shares traded, for US$372,565 compared to 216,610 units at US$36,569 on Tuesday.
Eight securities traded, down from nine on Tuesday with prices of three stocks rising, two declining and three remaining unchanged.
JSE USD Equity Index gained 0.40 points to end at 201.65. The average PE Ratio ends at 13.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading averaged 213,726 units at US$46,571,  up from 24,068 shares at US$4,063 on Tuesday. The average trade month to date is 69,785 units,  at US$14,041 in contrast to 56,990 units at US$11,150 on Tuesday. 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 none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital ended at 8.9 US cents in exchanging 112 shares, Margaritaville finished at 10 US cents, with 1,992 units changing hands, Proven Investments climbed 0.02 cents to 25 US cents after exchanging 1,325,417 units. Sterling Investments dipped 0.01 cent to 1.98 US cents swapping 3,000 units, Sygnus Credit Investments ended at 14 US cents trading 40,000 units and Transjamaican Highway carved out a gain of 0.07 cents to close at 0.96 US cents in an exchange of 322,789 units.
In the preference segment, Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share rose 4 cents to US$2 after exchanging 196 shares and JMMB Group 5.75% dropped 3 US cents to end at US$2 with 16,302 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.