Big drop in JSE USD market

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Friday, with the market declining after a massive increase of 8,204 percent more shares traded than on Thursday as Proven Investments dominated with 1.4 million shares.

Proven Investments traded the most stocks on Friday.

Five securities changed hands similar to Thursday, with the price of one rising, two declining and two remaining unchanged at the close of the market.
The JSE USD Equities Index plunged 14.16 points to 177.06, with the average PE Ratio ending at 13.1 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,635,494 shares, accounting for US$294,978  compared to just 19,696 units at US$9,715 on Thursday.
The average trade for the day amounted to 327,099 units changing hands at  US$58,996,  in contrast to an average of 3,939 shares at US$1,943  on Thursday. Trading ended with an average of  928,771  units for the month to date at US$20,204, in contrast to 982,492 units at US$16,740. By comparison, September ended with an average of  84,017 units for US$10,590.
At the close of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows two stocks ending with bids higher than its last selling price and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment settled at 9 US cents, with an exchange of 1,316 shares Margaritaville closed at 15 US cents, after trading 1,290 units, Proven Investments lost half a cent to end at 26 US cents, clearing the market with 1,420,731 shares. Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 13.08 US cents, with a loss of four-tenths of a cent ending as investors swapped 5,792 stock units and Transjamaican Highway lost one-tenth of a cent end at 0.93 of a US cent, in exchanging 206,365 shares.

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

Slightly improved JSE USD trading

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Thursday, with the market declining moderately after trading 2,381 percent more shares than on Wednesday, resulting in more stocks falling than rising. 
At the close of the market, trading ended with five securities changing hands compared to two on Wednesday and closed with the price of one stock rising, two declining and two remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index declined by 1.24 points to 191.22, with the average PE Ratio ending at 12.9 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 19,696  shares, accounting for US$9,715 compared to 794 units at US$454 on Wednesday. The average trade for the day amounted to 3,939 units changing hands at US$1,943, in contrast to an average of 397 shares at US$227 on Wednesday. Trading ended with an average of 982,492 units for the month to date at  US$16,740, in contrast to 1,078,429 units at US$18,191. 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 three stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment gained one-tenth of a cent and closed at 9 US cents, after exchanging 9,051 shares, Margaritaville closed at 15 US cents, trading 906 units. Proven Investments lost half a cent, to close at 26.5 US cents, with 1,000 stock units changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 13.5 US cents, in exchanging 739 units.
In the preference segment of the market, JMMB Group 6%  shed 13 US cents to settle at US$1.05, with 8,000 stock units changing hands.

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

Prices up index dips on JSE USD market

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Tuesday with very low volume after 98 percent fewer shares changed hands compared to Friday at 35 percent less value.
At the close of the market, trading ended with six securities changing hands compared to four on Friday and closed with the prices of three stocks rising, one declining and two remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index lost 0.26 points to settle at 192.46 and the average PE Ratio ended at 12.9 based on the IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 16,817 shares, accounting for US$12,542 compared to 694,986 units at US$19,235 on Friday. The average trade for the day amounted to 2,803 units changing hands at US$2,090, in contrast to an average of 173,747 shares at US$4,809  on Friday. Trading ended with an average of 1,122,430 units for the month to date at US$18,924, in contrast to 1,278,657 units atUS$21,273. 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 three stocks ending with bids higher than its last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital Investment added four-tenths of a cent to close at 8.9 US of cents, with investors swapping 1,204 stock units, Margaritaville gained 1 US cent in closing at 15 US cents, after an exchange of 125 units, Proven Investments was unchanged at 27 US cents trading 9,679 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 1 US cent to end at 13.5 US cents, with a transfer of 1,016 units.
In the preference segment, Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share closed at US$1.96, with an exchange of 50 units and JMMB Group 5.75% C share climbed 4 US cents to settle at US$2.05, in trading 4,743 shares.

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

Gains for JSE USD Market

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More gains for the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange at the close on Friday with 36 percent more shares trading than on Thursday and resulting in the market index 192.72 after rising 1.65 points.
At the close of the market, trading ended with four securities changing hands compared to two on Thursday and ended with the prices of two stocks rising, one declining and one remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio ended at 12.8 based on the ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 694,986 shares, accounting for US$19,235  compared to 512,400 units at US$7,505 on Thursday. An average of  173,747 shares traded for the day at US$4,809, in contrast to the average of 256,200 shares at US$3,753 on Thursday. Trading ended with an average of 1,278,657 units for the month to date for US$21,273, in contrast to 1,391,981 units at US$22,962, well in excess of September average of 84,017 units for US$10,590.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment gained 1.29 US cents to close at 8.5 US cents, after trading 14,011 stock units, Margaritaville remained at 14 US cents trading 3,500 units. Proven Investments gained 1 US cent to close at 27 US cents in a transfer of 45,510 shares and Transjamaican Highway slipped by 0.02 of a cent and closed at 0.83 of a US cent, with 631,965 shares changing hands.

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

Rise in JSE USD market

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Thursday, with the market inching higher after traded 50 percent more shares than on Wednesday, resulting in more stocks rising than falling. 
At the close of the market, trading ended with three securities changing hands compared to three on Wednesday and ended with the prices of two stocks rising, none declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index carved out a gain of 0.70 points to settle at 188.50, with the average PE Ratio ending at 13 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 202,039 shares, accounting for US$54,918  compared to 135,825 units at US$9,628 on Wednesday.
The average trade for the day amounted to 67,346 units changing hands at  US$18,306, in contrast to an average of 45,275 shares at US$3,209  on Wednesday. Trading ended, with an average of 86,489 units for the month to date at US$11,724 in contrast to 87,553 units at US$11,359. By comparison, August ended with an average of 83,402 units for US$7,526.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Proven Investments carved out a gain of 1 US cent to end at 25 US cents with investors exchanging 196,519 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments gained 1.3 US cents to settle at 14.34 US cents in trading just 20 units.
In the preference segment of the market, JMMB Group 6% settled at US$1.05 in exchanging 5,500 stocks.

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

Trading picks up for JSE USD market

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Wednesday, with the market inching higher after investors traded 300 percent more shares than on Tuesday, resulting in an equal number of stocks falling and rising. 
At the close of the market, trading ended with seven securities changing hands compared to six on Tuesday and ended with the prices of two stocks rising, two declining and three remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index increased 0.05 points to settle at 192.54, and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 13.6 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 85,911 shares, accounting for US$16,117 compared to 22,054 units at US$14,604 on Tuesday.
Trading ended with an average of 12,273 units changing hands at US$2,302 for each security, in contrast to an average of 3,676 shares at US$2,434 on Tuesday. The market closed with an average of 47,776 units for the month to date at US$3,747 in contrast to 55,086 units at US$4,044, to Tuesday. By comparison, July ended with an average of 133,150 units at US$18,282.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the JSE US Dollar market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment settled at 9 US cents, in exchanging 37,051 stock units, Margaritaville closed at 14 US cents, with 97 shares changing hands. Proven Investments ended at 24.5 US cents in an exchange of 11,414 stock units, Sterling Investments lost two-tenths of a cent to end at 2.69 US cents and trading 1,006 units. Sygnus Credit Investments climbed 1.5 US cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of 16.7 US cents with investors switching ownership of 1,061 stocks and Transjamaican Highway slipped from 0.09 cent and closed at 0.093 US of a cent in trading 25,782 stock units.
In the preference segment of the market, JMMB Group 6% gained 1 US cent to settle at US$1 in trading 9,500 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE USD market closed higher

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Wednesday, with the market index rising after investors traded 70 percent fewer shares than on Tuesday and ended with more stocks rising than falling.
At the close of the market, trading ended with seven securities changing hands with the prices of three stocks rising, one declining and three remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index carved out a gain of 2.97 points to settle at 188.68 and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 13.1 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 83,915 shares, accounting for US$19,876 compared to 282,053 units at US$49,800 on Tuesday. Trading on Wednesday ended, with the average at 11,988 units for US$2,839, in contrast to an average of 56,411 shares at US$9,960, on Tuesday. Trading ended with an average of 43,773 units for the month to date at US$4,734 in contrast to 66,023 units at US$6,061. By comparison, July ended with an average of 133,150 units for US$18,282.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the JSE US Dollar market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers. At the close of the market,
First Rock Capital Investment advanced 1.5 US cents in ending at 9 US cents, with 7,555 stock units crossing the market, Margaritaville closed at 14 US cents, after 1,500 units passed through the market. Proven Investments climbed 1.98 cents to settle at 24.97 US cents trading 61,906 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments rose two-tenths of a cent closed at 15 US cents changing hands 5,400 stocks and Transjamaican Highway stayed at 1 US cent exchanging 4,146 stocks.
In the preference share segment, JMMB Group 5.75% settled at US$1.50 after exchanging 143 units and JMMB Group 6% fell US 6 cents to end at 99 US cents in trading 3,265 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE USD market up on lower volume

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Monday, with the market index rising after investors traded 46 percent fewer shares than on Friday, with more stocks rising than falling.
At the close of the market, trading ended with five securities changing hands with the prices of three stocks rising and two declining.
The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 1.60 points to settle at 187.75, and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 12.9 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 378,176 shares, accounting for US$10,807 compared to 704,435 units at US$124,817 on Friday.
An average of 75,635 units traded on Monday at US$2,161 for each security. In contrast to an average of 234,812 shares at US$41,606 on Friday. By comparison,  July ended with an average of 133,150 units for US$18,282 for each security traded.

IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the JSE US Dollar market shows one stock ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment gained half of a cent and settled at 9 US cents, with 5,505 stocks crossing the market, Margaritaville added three-tenths of a cent to close at 14 US cents with investors swapping 1,865 units. Proven Investments carved out a gain of 1 US cent to end at 24 US cents, with 22,906 shares clearing the market, Sygnus Credit Investments lost three-tenths of a cent to end at 14.8 US cents with an exchange of 10,291 stock units and Transjamaican Highway fell from 0.98 US cents to 0.97 of a cent, with 337,609 units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Increased volume for JSE USD market

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Friday, with the market rising after investors traded 19 times more shares than on Thursday and ten times the value.
At the close of the market, trading ended with three securities changing hands with the prices of one stock rising and two declining. Margaritaville closed at a 52 weeks’ low at the lowest price since early 2018.
The JSE USD Equities Index climbed 2.38 points to settle at 186.15, and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 12.8 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 704,435 shares, accounting for US$124,817 compared to 36,996 units at US$12,069 on Thursday. An average of 234,812 units traded at US$41,606 on Friday, for each security, in contrast to an average of 6,166 at US$2,011 on Thursday. Trading ended with an average of 133,150 units for the month to date at US$18,282 in contrast to 130,160 units at US$17,596. By comparison, June ended with an average of 281,680 units for US$46,787.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with closing with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Margaritaville dropped by 2.3 US cents in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of 13.75 US cents with 100 stocks crossing the market. Proven Investments lost 0.045 of a cent and closed at 22.5 US cents in an exchange of 535,644 units and Transjamaican Highway added a fraction of a cent to at 0.98 US cent, and closing with 168,691 units changing hands.

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

Trading jumps on JSE USD market

Trading jumped on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Wednesday over Tuesday levels, with an exchange of 809,346 shares, accounting for US$182,887 compared to 136,951 units at only US$11,645 on Tuesday.

Proven Investments traded the most shares on the market.

The market close, with six securities changing hands with the prices of three stocks rising, one declining and two remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index lost 0.25 points to settle at 183.29, and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 12.96 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
An average of 134,891 units traded at US$30,481 on Wednesday, in contrast to an average of 27,390 at US$2,329 on Tuesday. For the month to date, 137,910 units, on average, traded at US$18,570 in contrast to 138,111 units at US$17,776. By comparison, June ended with an average of 281,680 units valued at US$46,787.

IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the JSE US Dollar market shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment shed 1.9 US cents to settle at 7.1 US cents, with 5,585 stock units clearing the market, Margaritaville ended at 16 US cents with investors swapping 21,000 shares. Proven Investments shed 2.5 cents and closed at 23 US cents after finishing trading 775,788 units and Sygnus Credit Investments gained one-tenth of a cent and ended at US 14.1 cents, with 6,880 stock units crossing the market.
In the preference share segment, Equityline Mortgage Investment advanced by US 2 cents in closing at US$1.97, with investors swapping 49 shares and JMMB Group 6% settled at US$1.05 while exchanging 44 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.