JSE USD market slips on Tuesday

Trading on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks exchanged declining 89 percent and the value dropping 64 percent from trading on Monday, resulting in 10 securities traded, compared to 11 on Monday with two rising, five declining and three ending unchanged.
Investors traded 58,570 shares for US$2,801 compared to 524,695 units at US$7,860 on Monday.
Trading averaged 5,857 units at US$281 versus 47,700 shares at US$715 on Monday, with month to date average of 36,695 shares at US$2,360 versus 39,067 units at US$2,518 on the previous trading day. September ended with an average of 87,926 units for US$4,746.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 3.36 points to end at 209.15.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.5. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stocks ending with bids higher than the last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share shed 0.3 of a cent to end at 7.2 US cents after an exchange of 741 shares, Margaritaville ended at 14.98 US cents, with 305 units crossing the market, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy fell 25 cents to 75 US cents as 606 stocks passed through the market. Proven Investments lost 0.69 cents in closing at 19.3 US cents trading 2,553 stock units, Sterling Investments declined 0.19 cents to end at 2 US cents, with 2,400 stocks crossing the market, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share remained at 9.99 US cents after exchanging 5,449 stock units. Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share dropped 1.53 cents to end at 10.1 US cents, with 67 units crossing the exchange and Transjamaican Highway gained 0.05 of a cent to end at 0.85 of one US cent and closed, with 45,934 shares changing hands.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share increased by 5 cents to close at a record high of US$11.15 with a transfer of 25 units and JMMB Group 6% remained at 98 US cents with dealings in 490 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE USD market bucks market trend

The Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market bucked the negative trend of falling prices on the exchange on Monday by inching moderately higher at the close with a 36 percent increase in the volume of stocks traded but with a 60 percent lower value than on Friday, resulting in 11 securities traded, compared to six on Friday with four rising, four declining and three ending unchanged.
Overall, 524,695 shares were traded for US$7,860 compared to 384,940 units at US$19,700 on Friday.
Trading averaged 47,700 units at US$715, versus 64,157 shares at US$3,283 on Friday, with a month to date average of 39,067 shares at US$2,518 versus 38,270 units at US$2,685 on the previous trading day. September ended with an average of 87,926 units for US$4,746.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index gained 0.34 points to end at 212.51.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.7. The PE  ratio incorporates ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share fell 0.4 of a cent to 7.5 US cents and closed after an exchange of 29,070 shares, Margaritaville remained at 14.98 US cents after 12 stocks passed through the market, Productive Business Solutions rallied 0.1 of a cent to close at US$1.38 with a transfer of two stock units. Proven Investments shed 0.01 of a cent to 19.99 US cents after exchanging 1,970 units, Sterling Investments climbed 0.29 of one cent to 2.19 US cents as investors exchanged 89 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments J$ share ended at 15.63 US cents in an exchange of 5,743 units. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share dipped 0.01 of a cent to close at 9.99 US cents while exchanging 2,079 stock units, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share increased 0.63 of one cent to 11.63 US cents, with 27 shares clearing the market and Transjamaican Highway declined 0.07 of a cent to 0.8 of one US cent, with 485,701 stock units changing hands.
In the preference segmentEppley 6% preference share advanced 11 cents in closing at US$1.13 after an exchange of one stock and Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share ended at US$1.75 with the exchange of one unit.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

CPJ drops to 3rd on Main Market TOP10

In a week when Junior Market made a modest move higher, the Main Market closed lower, and resulted in no new entrants into the IC top 10 lists, in a week when three stocks gained 10 percent or more and one with a 6 percent increase, with no significant declines.
Price changes worth noting include, Medical Disposables with a 12 percent rise to $5.79, Paramount Trading up 10 percent to $2.04 and Caribbean Assurance Brokers rising 6 percent to close the week at $2.59 in the Junior Market and Caribbean Producers gaining 11 percent to close the week at $13.93, to move from number one spot last week to third this week and Key Insurance rising 4 percent to $3.64 in the Main Market. Caribbean Cream earnings per share were reduced to 70 cents for the year to February from 80 cents previously.
At the end of the week, the average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 6.2, well below the market average of 13.7. At the same time, the Junior MarketTop 10 PE sits at 5.8 versus the market at 12.5, essential indicators of the level of undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 248 percent and the Main Market TOP10 by an average of 247 percent by May 2023.
The Junior Market has 14 stocks representing a third of the market, with PEs from 15 to 36, averaging 21 compared with the above average of the market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 18. This data shows the extent of potential gains that the TOP 10 stocks possess. The situation in the Main Market is similar, with the 15 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 16 to 78, with an average of 26 and 22 excluding the highest valued one and 18 for the top half excluding the highest valued stock.
Currently, the Junior Market reflects a positive positioning and is poised to move higher in the weeks ahead. The recent negative clouds that hang over the main markets seem to be lifting, with the market index slowly bouncing off recent lows.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners. Accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market but not always. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings, allowing investors to focus on the most undervalued stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate, resulting in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

Persons who compiled this report may have an interest in securities commented on in this report.

More losses recouped by JSEUSD Market

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Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Friday, with the market recouping more of the big loss on Wednesday after the volume of stocks traded climbed 24 percent, valued 25 percent less than on Thursday, resulting in six securities trading, compared to nine on Thursday with four rising, one declining and one ending unchanged.
Investors exchanged 384,940 shares for US$19,700 compared to 311,092 units at US$26,259 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 64,157 units at US$3,283 versus 34,566 shares at US$2,918 on Thursday, with the month to date averaging 38,270 shares at US$2,685 versus 36,895 units at US$2,653 on the previous trading day. September ended with an average of 87,926 units for US$4,746.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index gained 3.15 points to end at 212.17.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.9. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
In closing, Productive Business Solutions dropped 0.1 of a cent and ended at US$1.379, with two shares clearing the market, Proven Investments popped 0.01 of a cent to end at 20 US cents in swappingf 75,725 units, Sterling Investments remained at 1.9 US cents as investors exchanged 86,771 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share climbed 0.5 of a cent in closing at 10 US cents, with 11,066 stock units crossing the market, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share popped 1 cent to 11 US cents after an exchange of 1,126 stock units and Transjamaican Highway increased 0.02 of a cent to end at 0.87 of one US cent after 210,250 stocks changed hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big JSE USD market recovery

The JSE US Denominated Equities Index jumped 16.73 points to end at 209.02 in trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Thursday, following a 20 per cent decline in the volume of stocks exchanged, valued 25 percent more than on Wednesday, resulting in nine securities traded, compared to six on Wednesday with four rising, three declining and two ended unchanged.
Overall, 311,092 shares were traded for US$26,259 compared to 391,069 units at US$21,025 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 34,566 units at US$2,918 versus 65,178 shares at US$3,504 on Wednesday, with a month to date average of 36,895 shares at US$2,653 versus 37,097 units at US$2,630 on the previous day.  September ended with an average of 87,926 units for US$4,746.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.8. The PE ratio incorporates ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share fell 0.1 of a cent in closing at 7.9 US cents as investors exchanged 45,362 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy popped 14 cents to US$1 after 1,000 units passed through the market, Productive Business Solutions increased 28 cents to end at US$1.38, with three stocks crossing the market. Proven Investments rallied 0.99 of one cent to close at 19.99 US cents in trading 13,486 stock units, Sterling Investments remained at 1.9 US cents after trading 17,710 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share rose 0.5 of one cent to 9.5 US cents after 2,289 shares changed hands and Transjamaican Highway declined 0.04 of a cent in closing at 0.85 of one US cent in exchange of 219,942 units.
In the preference segmentEppley 6% preference share shed 11 cents to close at US$1.02 after exchanging 500 stock units and JMMB Group 5.75% ended at US$1.50 in trading 10,800 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Sharp fall for JSE USD Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market dropped sharply on Wednesday, with the market Index dropping a hefty 19.24 points or nine percent to 192.29 after a 33 percent rise in the volume of stocks exchanged with the value 49 percent lower than on Tuesday, resulting in six securities trading, compared to nine on Tuesday with one rising, four declining and one ending unchanged.
Overall, 391,069 shares were traded for US$21,025 compared to 294,958 units at US$41,204 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 65,178 units at US$3,504 compared with 32,773 shares at US$4,578 on Tuesday, with month to date average of 37,097 shares at US$2,633 versus 35,377 units at US$2,579 on the previous trading day. September ended with an average of 87,926 units for US$4,746.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values averages 8.6. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share advanced 0.04 of a cent to close at 8 US cents after exchanging 140,006 shares, Productive Business Solutions declined 29 cents to US$1.10 as 2,837 units passed through the market, Proven Investments remained at 19 US cents with an exchange of 11,270 stock units. Sterling Investments dipped 0.1 of a cent to 1.9 US cents in trading 28,267 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share lost 0.51 of a cent to end at 9 US cents with investors transferring 26,898 stocks and Transjamaican Highway shed 0.01 of a cent to end at 0.89 US cents in an exchange of 181,791 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

 

CPJ jumps to top ICTOP10 Main Market

In a week when markets closed lower, there were two changes to the IC top 10 lists, with Jetcon Corporation and Lasco Manufacturing falling out and Iron Rock Insurance and Paramount Trading returning as Caribbean Producers surged to the top of the Main Market ICTOP10, following the release of record full year results, with earnings of 6.8 US cents per share or approximately J$1.05, with a projection off J$2.75 for the fiscal year ending June 2023.
Price changes in both markets were relatively small, with Jetcon Corporation gaining 4 percent to close the week at $1.10, while Caribbean Cream declined 6 percent to $4.06 and Dolphin Cove fell by 4 percent to $13. In the Main Market, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 5 percent to end at $13.40, the only noticeable change.
At the end of the week, the average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP10 is 6.2, well below the market average of 13.4. At the same time, the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 5.6 versus the market at 12.7, an important indicator of the level of undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 263 percent, and the Main Market TOP10 projected to gain an average of 250 percent by May 2023.
The Junior Market has 14 stocks representing a third of the market, with PEs from 16 to 37, averaging 21 compared with the above-average market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 18. This data shows the extent of potential gains that the TOP 10 stocks possess. The situation in the main market is similar, with the 15 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 80, with an average of 25 and 21 excluding the highest valued one and 18 for the top half excluding the highest valued stock.
Currently, the Junior Market reflects a positive positioning and is poised to move higher in the weeks ahead. The recent negative clouds that hang over the main markets seem to be lifting, with the market index slowly bouncing off recent lows.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners, accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market but not always. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings, allowing investors to focus on the most undervalued stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate, resulting in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to gains are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

Persons who compiled this report may have an interest in securities commented on in this report.

JSE USD market rises with lower volume

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Friday, with the volume of stocks exchanged declining 48 percent and the value falling 72 percent compared to trading on Thursday, resulting in seven securities traded, down from nine on Thursday, with three rising, one declining and three ending unchanged.
A total of 185,693 shares were traded for US$5,262 compared to 359,174 units at US$18,682 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 26,528 units at US$752 versus 39,908 shares at US$2,076 on Thursday, with a month to date average of 35,641 shares at US$2,374 versus 36,419 units at US$2,513 on the previous day. September ended with an average of 87,926 units for US$4,746.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 0.39 points to end at 212.41.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.9. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share gained 0.83 of a cent to end at 7.98 US cents after exchanging 100 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy rose 5 cents to 85 US cents, with 21 units being traded, Proven Investments ended at 19 US cents after trading 14,623 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share added 0.72 of one cent in ending at 10.52 US cents, with 3,483 stock units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway lost 0.01 of a cent in closing at 0.9 of one US cent in trading 167,387 stock units.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25%p reference share remained at US$11.10 in an exchange of 50 shares and Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share ended at US$1.75 with an exchange of 29 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading jumps on JSE USD Market, prices fall

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Thursday, with the volume of stocks exchanged rising 87 percent, valued 27 percent more than on Wednesday, resulting in nine securities traded, compared to 10 on Wednesday with two rising, four declining and three ending unchanged.
Overall, 359,174 shares were traded for US$18,682 up from 191,964 units at US$14,483 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 39,908 units at US$2,076 compared to  19,196 shares at US$1,448 on Wednesday, with a month to date average of 36,419 shares at US$2,513 versus 35,988 units at US$2,567 on the previous day. September ended with an average of 87,926 units for US$4,746.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 3.15 points to end at 212.02.
PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 8.6 for the market. The PE ratio utilises ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling price and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share fell 0.34 of one cent to close at 7.15 US cents in switching ownership of 5,945 shares, Proven Investments lost 0.2 of a cent in ending at 19 US cents after it traded at an intraday low of 18.5 cents in trading 57,398 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments J$ share remained at 15.63 US cents after exchanging three stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share rallied 0.29 of a cent to 9.8 US cents with the swapping of 4,697 units and Transjamaican Highway declined 0.08 of one cent in closing at 0.91 of a US cent, with 288,969 stocks changing hands.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share climbed 10 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of US$11.10 while exchanging 100 units. Eppley 6% preference share ended at US$1.13 in trading six stock units, Equityline Mortgage Investments preference share shed 10 cents in closing at US$1.75 after trading 56 shares and JMMB Group 5.75% remained at US$1.50 with 2,000 stock units clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Losers outpaced winners on JSE USD market

Trading fell sharply from the healthy levels on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Wednesday with the volume of stocks exchanged declining 85 percent, valued at 83 percent less than on Tuesday and resulting in an exchange of 10 securities, similar to trading on Tuesday with one rising, five declining and four ending unchanged.
A total of 191,964 shares were traded for US$14,483 compared to 1,284,881 units at US$85,810 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 19,196 units at US$1,448 compared with 128,488  shares at US$8,581 on Tuesday, with a month to date average of 35,988 shares at US$2,567 versus 38,654 units at US$2,744 on the previous trading day. September ended with an average of 87,926 units for US$4,746.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 1.87 points to end at 215.17.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.8. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share dipped 0.51 of one cent to close at 7.49 US cents with 140,493 shares passing through the market, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy ended at 80 US cents with a transfer of 30 stocks, Proven Investments shed 0.8 of a cent to end at 19.2 US cents with the swapping of 11,764 units. Sterling Investments dipped 0.02 of one cent to 2.23 US cents after exchanging 17,543 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share fell 1.11 cents to 9.51 US cents, with 5,000 stocks crossing the market and Transjamaican Highway lost 0.01 of a cent to end at 0.99 of one US cent after 16,439 stock units passed through the exchange.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share advanced 40 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of US$11 after a transfer of 20 units, Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share remained at US$1.85, with 26 shares changing hands, JMMB Group 5.75% remained at US$1.50 as 99 stocks passed through the market and JMMB Group 6% ended at US$1.06 after trading 550 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.