More spending on JSE USD market

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Monday, with the market index rising after investors traded 84 percent fewer shares but with a much higher value than on Friday, resulting in more stocks falling than rising. 
At the close of the market, trading ended with six securities changing hands compared to four on Friday and ended with the prices of one stock rising, four declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index climbed 1.95 points to settle at 187.78, with the average PE Ratio ending at 12.8 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings. The market closed with an exchange of 175,169 shares, accounting for US$65,991  compared to 1,066,713 units at US$41,830 on Friday.
The average trade for the day amounted to 29,195 units changing hands at  US$10,998, in contrast to an average of 266,678 shares at US$10,458  on Friday. Trading ended, with an average of 76,036  units for the month to date at US$4,722 in contrast to 80,051 units at  US$4,184. 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 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 lost 0.45 of a cent to close at 8.5 US cents in trading 750 units, Productive Business Solutions remained at 70 US cents finishing, with 30 shares changing hands. Proven Investments lost one-tenth of a cent and settled at 24.75 US cents, with investors swapping ownership of 2,612 shares. Sygnus Credit Investments dropped 1 US cent in closing at 13 US cents and clearing the market with 135,477 shares and Transjamaican Highway gained six-tenths of a cent and settled at 0.09 of a US cent in an exchange of 3,000 stocks.
In the preference segment of the market, JMMB Group 5.75% dropped 9 US cents ending at a 52 weeks’ low of US$1.41, with 33,300 units passing through the market.
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.

Trading picks upon JSE USD market

Trading picked upon the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar Market on Wednesday as the volume passing through the market rose sharply over the levels on Tuesday.

First Rock led trading on the JSE USD market.

At the close of the market, trading ended with four securities changing hands, up from three on Tuesday, and ended, with the price of one stock rising, two declining and one remaining unchanged.
The USD Equities Index declined 1.10 points to close at 187.26 and the average PE Ratio of the JSE US Dollar Market ended at 13 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 1,259,630 shares, accounting for US$113,462 compared to 13,724 units at US$2,552 on Tuesday.
An average of 314,908 units at US$28,366 traded for the day, in contrast to an average of 4,575 at US$851 on Tuesday. An average of 140,559 units traded for the month to date at US$20,066, in contrast to 130,303 units at US$19,577. 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 three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with la ower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment traded 1,251,460 shares to close at 9 US cents, Productive Business Solutions advanced by 4 US cents to end at 70 US cents in exchanging 49 units. Proven Investments declined by one cent to 23.01 US cents after trading 2,581 shares and Sygnus Credit Investments carved out a loss 1 cent to settle at 14 US cents, with 5,540 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Volume dives on JSE US$ market

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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 bounces

Volumes climbed sharply on the JSE US$ market on Wednesday but with a value that was similar to that on Tuesday as five securities changed hands, similar to Tuesday.
At the close, the JSE US Dollar Index advanced by 9.15 points to 188.86. Trading ended with the prices of four stocks rising, one declining and none closing unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the JSE US Dollar Market ended at 13.3 based on IC Insider.com forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 168,832 shares, accounting for US$13,590 compared to 60,494 units at US$13,212 on Tuesday. The average trade for the day ended at 33,766 units at US$2,718 in contrast to an average of 12,099 at US$2,642 on Tuesday.
An average of 64,765 shares traded for the July to date, at US$5,489 for each security changing hands. In contrast to 76,698 units at US$6,022. For comparison, June ended with an average of 281,680 units at US$46,735.
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 two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment gained nine-tenths of a cent to end at 10 US cents, in exchanging nine units, Productive Business Solutions lost 2 cents and closed at 66 US cents in transferring 100 units. Proven Investments ended at 24.5 US cents, with a gain of half a cent trading 26,429 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments gained 1.9 cents to 15 US cents, after exchanging 41,550 shares and Transjamaica Highway traded 100,744 shares at and added one-tenth of a cent to 0.99 of a cent.

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

Transjamaican dominates JSE US$ market

Trading picked up considerably on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock exchange on Tuesday, ending with 7,399,364 shares changing hands for US$123,152 compared to 95,388 units at $11,741 on Monday with TransJamaica Highway dominating trading.
The market closed with six securities changing hands with the prices of one stock rising, two declining and the prices of two closing unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the Market ended at 15.2 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The average trade for Tuesday ended at 1,233,227 units at $20,525 in contrast to an average of 23,847 valued at $2,935 on Monday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 281,680 units valued at US$46,787 in contrast to 236,368 units at US$46,984.
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 three bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital traded 106,922 to close at 10 US cents, Productive Business Solutions gained 4 cents to settle at 68 US cents in trading 1,049 units, Proven Investments declined by 1.98 cents ending at 22.01 US cents, with investors swapping 165,548 shares. Sygnus Credit Investments shed 2 cents to settle at 13 US cents with an exchange of 10,755 stock units and Transjamaican Highway rose one-tenth of a cent to close at 1.1 US cents after trading 7,114,092 stock units.
In the preference segment, Equityline Mortgage Investment traded 998 shares at US$1.95.

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

US$ market heavily rocked on Tuesday

Trading jumped on the US dollar market on Tuesday with six securities changing hands compared to three on Monday and First Rock Capital dominating trading with 15.4 million shares for 96 percent of the day’s volume.

First Rock led trading with 15.4 million shares

At the close of the market, the Index carved out a miniscule rise of 0.02 points to close at 187.85 and the PE ratio averaged 13.1 times IC Insider.com projected 2020 earnings.
The market closed with the prices of two stocks advancing, two declining and two closing unchanged. Trading pushed investors to exchange 16,076,419 shares for US$1,552,647, in contrast to just 552,258 shares at US$125,657 on Monday.
At the close of market activity, First Rock Capital gained of 0.65 of a cent to close at 10 US cents, after trading 15,400,300 shares, infrequently traded, Productive Business Solutions exchanged 500 units at 64 US cents. Proven Investments gained 1 cent to end at 23 US cents, in swapping 19,851 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments had 11,400 units transferred at 15 US cents and Trans Jamaican Highway lost less than one-tenth of a cent in trading 636,914 shares to end at 0.94 US cents.
In the US dollar preference shares segment, JMMB Group 6% traded 7,454 units with the loss of a cent to close at US$1.

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

Proven gains push JSE US$ index higher

At the close of trading, the JSE US dollar market closed higher with the market index rising 5.08 points to 186.77 as the value and volume of stock changing hands dropped sharply compared to Thursday.

Proven Investments closed higher on Friday.

The PE ratio of the market closed with an average of 12.9 times IC Insider.com projected 2020 earnings.
As was the case on Thursday, the market closed with just three securities changing hands, with only one stock rising, one declining and one remaining unchanged. Market activity resulted in 701,862 units crossing the market at US$78,028, in contrast to 2,663,090 units at US$471,391 changing hands on Thursday.
At the close of market activity, Productivity Business Solution lost 11 cents, trading only 452 shares to close at 64 US cents. Proven Investments rose 0.55 of a cent to end at 23.90 US cents, exchanging 320,080 shares and Trans Jamaican Highway closed with 381,330 units changing hands at 0.99 of a US cent.

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

JSE US market closes May up

Jamaica Stock Exchange, US dollar market, closed upon the final trading day of May but lost just over three percent for the month and 16 percent for the year to date.
The US dollar market activity resulted in four securities changing hands, down from six on Thursday and ended with one declining and three stock closing unchanged. Investors traded 105,523 units at US$10,755, in contrast to 232,148 units for US$6,140 on Thursday.
At the close, the market index rose 1.03 points to 190.29 and the PE ratio of the market closed with an average of 13.2 times 2020 earnings.
In trading, Productive Business Solutions fell 2 cents and closed at 75 US cents, after exchanging just one unit, Proven Investments traded 21,691 shares at 22.5 US cents. Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 13 US cents in transferring 42,000 stock units and Trans Jamaican ended at 0.99 US cents, with 41,831 shares changing hands.

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

JSE Main Market jumps – Wednesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market recovered all the losses in the leading indices and more suffered on Tuesday, at the end of trading on Wednesday. At the close, the JSE All Jamaican Composite Index surging 7,405.57 points to 417,275.34, the JSE Market Index jumping 6,660.37 points to 380,411.56 and the JSE Financial Index rose 1.86 points to 100.72.
The market closed with 46 securities changing hands in the Main and US dollar markets with prices of 15 stocks advancing, 16 declining and 15 securities trading firm. The JSE Main Market activity ended with 41 securities changing hands accounting for 11,610,708 units valued at $178,231,093, in contrast to 17,254,018 units valued at $121,600,273 from 45 securities on Tuesday.
Trans Jamaican Highway led trading with 4.8 million shares for 41.4 percent of total volume followed by Wigton Windfarm with 1.4 million units for 11.7 percent of the day’s trade and Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 785,416 units for 6.8 percent market share.
The Market closed with an average of 283,188 units valued $4,347,100 for each security traded, in contrast to 383,423 units valued at an average of $2,702,228 on Tuesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amount to 354,034 units valued at $2,919,802 for each security changing hands, compared to 359,042 units with an average of $2,811,232. Trading in April resulted in an average of 1,077,021 units valued at $3,829,201 for each security.
IC bid-offer Indicator At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five stocks closing with lower offers. The PE ratio of the market ended at 14.4, while the Main Market ended at 14.8 times 2020-21 earnings.
In the Main Market, Caribbean Cement ended at $49.99, with a loss of $1.51 trading 34,732 stock units, Eppley advanced to $16.99, after climbing $1.49 exchanging 188,437 shares, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund closed $1.37 lower to $36.02, in swapping 905 units. First Rock Capital picked up 50 cents to settle at $11.50, with 500 units changing hands, Jamaica Producers gained 50 cents transferring 262,775 shares and closed at $21.50, Jamaica Stock Exchange advanced $1.10 to $21.90, in trading 29,956 stock units. Key Insurance fell 70 cents to $5.50, with an exchange of 34,397 stock units, Mayberry Jamaican Equities gained 63 cents to end at $10, after swapping 15,664 units, NCB Financial Group declined by $10 to end at $140, after exchanging 397,829 shares. Palace Amusement ended the day’s trade $60 lower at $1,300, in transferring 50 units, Proven Investments fell $1 to $35, with 1,284 units changing hands, Sagicor Group picked up 49 cents to finish at $45.49, in trading 84,426 shares and Scotia Group closed at $45, with gains of $1 exchanging 92,849 shares.

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