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

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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.

JSE USD market ekes out gains

Proven Investments led trading on the JSE USD market on Friday.

At the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar Market, trading ended with five securities changing hands with the prices of two stocks rising, one declining and two remaining unchanged.
At the close, the JSE USD Equities Index carved out a gain of 0.73 points to close at 187.71, 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 496,779 shares, accounting for US$112,338 compared to 988,533 units at US$16,715, from five securities on Thursday.
An average of 99,356 units at US$22,468 traded for the dayin contrast to an average of 197,707 at US$3,343  on Thursday. An average of 141,531 units traded for the month to date at US$19,192, for each security, in contrast to 144,270 units at US$18,980. 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 one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment closed at 9 US cents in exchanging 6,111 shares, JMMB Group 5.75% gained 5 cents to end at U$$2.10 in exchanging a mere 48 units, Margaritaville ended at 16 US cents with investors swapping just 96 stock units. Proven Investments lost a fraction of a cent to close at 23 US cents, with 457,524 shares changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments gained three-quarters of a cent to end at 14 cents, with 33,000 stock units crossing the exchange. 
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE USD Market slips in taking

Trading remained moderate on Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar Market on Thursday, with the volume and value of stocks trading falling well below that on Wednesday.
The market ended with five securities changing hands, one more than on Wednesday and ended with the price of one stock rising, one declining and three remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index lost 0.28 points to close at 186.98 and the average PE Ratio of the JSE US Dollar Market ended at 13.1, based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 988,533 shares, accounting for US$16,715 compared to 1,259,630 units at US$113,462 on Wednesday.
An average of 197,707 units traded at US$3,343 for the day, in contrast to an average of 314,908 at US$28,366 on Wednesday. An average of 104,270 units traded for the month to date at US$18,980, in contrast to 140,559 units at US$20,066.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the JSE US Dollar market shows six 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 remained at 9 US cents after finishing trading 51,169 units, Margaritaville ended at 16 US cents, with 12,000 units crossing the market, Productive Business Solutions remained at 70 US cents, with 171 stock units passing through the market. Sygnus Credit Investments declined by 0.08 of a cent in closing at 13.25 US cents and finishing with 10,272 units passing through the market and Transjamaican Highway gained one-tenth of a cent to end at 0.99 of a US  cent with investors switching ownership of 914,921 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Volume dives on JSE US$ market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar Market, ended with more securities trading than on Wednesday, with far less volume and value as just 156,430 shares traded for $14,081 compared to 3,756,338 units at $854,239 on Wednesday.
At the close, six securities changed hands with all closing prices ending unchanged, compared to four stocks that traded on Wednesday. At the close of the market, the US Equities Index gained 0.51 points to close at 184.86 and the average PE Ratio of the JSE US Dollar Market ended at 12.6 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
An average of 26,072 units at US$2,347, for each security traded on Thursday. In contrast, an average of 939,085 at US$213,560 on Wednesday. An average of 139,781 units traded for the month to date for US$19,942 each, in contrast to 153,426 units at US$22,054. In Contrast, 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 one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment closed at 9 US cents while exchanging 75,495 shares, Margaritaville closed at 16 cents with 649 units crossing the market, Productive Business Solutions settled at 66 cents in trading 800 units. Proven Investments ended at 23 US cents with investors switching ownership of 22,026 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments ended at 15 US cents while exchanging 7,460 units and Transjamaican Highway closed at 0.94 US cent with investors trading 50,000 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE US$ market slips on Monday

The JSE US dollar market closed on Monday with moderate trading with prices falling, leading to a reduction in the US dollar market Index slipping 2.99 points to close at 185.85.
Trading ended on Monday with four securities changing hands, the same that traded on Friday. At the close, there was no stock ended with an increase in prices, while the prices of two declined and the prices of two closed unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the JSE US Dollar Market ended at 12.8 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings. The market closed with an exchange of 139,745 shares at $10,734 compared to 99,240 units for $21,765 on Friday.
The average trade for the day ended at 34,936 units at $2,684, in contrast to an average of 24,810 valued at $5,441 on Friday. Each security traded an average of 83,683 shares for the month to date, amounting to US$5,438 units, in contrast to 88,814 units at $5,438. June ended with an average of 281,680 units changing hands at $46,787 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the JSE US Dollar market shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Margaritaville traded 68 shares to settle at 16 US cents, Proven Investments close at 23 US cents with an exchange of 41,547 shares. Sterling Investments declined by three-tenths of a cent to settle at 2 US cents with an exchange of 23,130 units and Transjamaica Highway dropped by one-tenth of a cent to 0.94 US cents, exchanging 75,000 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

More cash goes into US$ stocks

Investors traded fewer shares in the JSE US Dollar Market on Monday but committed much more funds to transact the trades than they did on Friday.
At the close, the JSE US dollar Index dropped by 0.30 points to 179.89. Trading ended, with seven securities changing hands up from four on Friday with the prices of two stocks rising, one declining and three closing unchanged.
The average PE Ratio of the market ended at 13 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings. The market closed with an exchange of 176,139 shares, for $58,052 compared to 224,150 units at $7,470 on Friday.
An average of 25,163 units traded on Monday at US$8,293 for each security. In contrast, an average of 56,038 shares traded at just $1,868 each on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 92,078 units valued at US$6,827 in contrast to 125,536 units at US$6,094. The average trade for June amounted to 281,680 units at US$46,735 each.
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 one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital gained 4 tenths of a cent, to land at 9.4 US cents in an exchange of 30,140 units. Margaritaville closed at 16 US cents in trading 5,952 shares, Proven Investments traded 950 units at 23 US cents, Transjamaica Highway lost one-tenth of a cent, to close at 0.95 of a cent, with 1,238.234 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference share segment of the market, JMMB Group 5.75% preference share rose 31 cents ending at $2.32 with an exchange of 5,000 units and JMMB Group 6% traded 41,500 shares at US$1.

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

Trading down on US$ market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, dived sharply on Monday, resulting in an exchange of 95,388 shares at US$11,741   compared to 1,394,242 shares for US$56,795 on Friday. 
Market activities ended, with four securities changing hands, with the prices of one stock rising and three declining. The market index gained 1.28 points to 189.12 at the close and the average PE ratio of the market ended the day at 15.1 based on IC Insider.com’s 2020-21 earnings forecast.
The average trade of the day was 23,847 units at $US$2,935, in contrast to an average of 464,747 units at $US$18,932 on Friday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 236,368 units valued at US$46,984 in contrast, 243,336 units valued at US$50,949 on Friday.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital saw shareholders trading 77,530 shares with the price falling four-tenths of a cent to close at 10 US cents, Margaritaville lost one-tenth of a cent, to close at 17.9 US cents after 6,000 stock units were exchanged by investors. Proven Investments dropped 1.51 cents to end at 23.99 US cents after 9,958 stock units traded and Sygnus Credit Investments rose one and a half cents in trading 1,900 shares to end at 15 US cents.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.