Stock losses for JSE US Market

Trading ended with the market declining after investors exchanged 39 percent fewer shares for 32 percent less funds on Tuesday than on Monday, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting from declining stocks dominating market activity.
Trading ended with no stocks rising after five securities changed hands, up from four on Monday and ended with four stocks declining and one remaining unchanged. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index slipped 0.91 points to end at 184.82.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 11.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall 110,662 shares traded for US$11,208 compared to 180,46 units at US$16,528 on Monday.
Trading averaged 22,132 units at US$2,242 compared to 45,115 shares at US$4,132 on Monday and month to date averages 93,349 at US$10,315 versus 98,436 units at US$10,892 on Monday. August ended with an average of 210,413 units for US$12,959.
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, Margaritaville shed 0.25 of a cent to 8.75 US cents with an exchange of 61,940 shares, Proven Investments fell 0.2 of a cent to 22.8 US cents with 9,402 stocks traded, Sterling Investments declined 0.24 of a cent to 1.9 US cents with a transfer of 30,205 units and Sygnus Credit Investments USD share dipped 0.6 of a cent to 12.3 US cents with 7,130 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% traded 1,985 shares at US$1.01.

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

Rising stocks dominate JSE USD Market

Trading on the JSE USD market closed on Monday, with the volume of shares changing hands rising by 27 percent as the value jumped 337 percent over Friday trades and resulting in more stocks rising than falling.
Trading ended with four securities changing hands, compared to five on Friday, with prices of three rising and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index rallied by 4.03 points to end at 185.73.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 11.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecasted earnings for 2021-22.
Overall, 180,461 shares traded for US$16,528 compared to 142,093 units at US$3,779 on Friday.
Trading averaged 45,115 units at US$4,132 compared to 28,419 shares at US$756 on Friday, while the month to date averages 98,436 at US$10,892 versus 101,668 units at US$11,301 on Friday. August ended with an average of 210,413 units for US$12,959.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and one closed with a lower offer.
At the close, Proven Investments advanced by 0.94 of a cent to 23 US cents after trading 2,215 shares, Sterling Investments ended at 2.14 US cents with 51,201 stocks traded, Sygnus Credit Investments US$ share rose 0.4 of a cent to finish at 12.9 US cents with 118,167 stock units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway gained 0.08 of a cent to settle at 0.89 US cents with 8,878 units crossing the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Modest slippage for Main Market

Market activity ended on Monday with the volume of shares traded jumping 66 percent higher and the value rising 21 percent more than in trading on Friday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as stocks rising were fewer than those declining.
The All Jamaican Composite Index shed 533.05 points to settle at 446,260.46, the Main Index declined 448.18 points to 406,502.58 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.20 points to end at 98.82.
Trading ended with 51 securities similar to Friday, with 15 stocks rising, 18 declining and 18 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.5 based on ICInsider.com.’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 6,587,765 shares trading for $59,809,086 versus 3,971,368 units at $49,614,466 on Friday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 22 percent of total volume for an exchange of 1.45 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway with 17.1 percent after trading 1.13 million units and Pulse Investments 9.3 percent with 609,373 units.
Trading averages 129,172 units at $1,172,727, compared to 77,870 shares at $972,833 on Friday and month to date, an average of 319,241 units at $3,702,393, compared to 334,040 units at $3,899,360 on Friday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 13 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none ended with lower offers.
At the close, Berger Paints shed 61 cents after ending at $13.13 in trading 11,324 shares, Caribbean Cement rallied $1.03 to $102.03 with an exchange of 5,384 stocks, Guardian Holdings popped $2 to $592 after an exchange of 5 stock units. Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 75 cents to $17.75 in trading 57,723 units, JMMB Group shed 24 cents to close at $35.50, with 115,314 shares crossing the market, Kingston Wharves fell 49 cents to $46.51 with the swapping of 712 stocks, NCB Financial gained 49 cents after ending at $129 in an exchange of 14,188 shares. PanJam Investment spiked 50 cents to close at $62.50 in switching ownership of 9,994 stock units, Seprod advanced $1.99 to end at $66 with 15,237 units clearing the market, Supreme Ventures dropped 20 cents to $17.80 in trading 4,260 units, Victoria Mutual Investments rose 27 cents in closing at $5.65 after trading 95,734 stocks.
In the preference segment, Eppley 7.75% rose 50 cents to $20.50 with 400 stock units crossing the exchange.

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

Modest gain for JSE Main Market

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Stock market activity ended on Friday with the volume of shares trading diving 64 percent lower, with the value down 84 percent compared to Thursday, to close out the week on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market after rising stocks were overshadowed by those declining.
The All Jamaican Composite Index mustered a 91.03 points rise to 446,793.51, the Main Index picked up 309.70 points to end at 406,950.76 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.20 points to 99.02.
Trading impacted 51 securities compared to 56 on Thursday, with 15 rising, 21 declining and 15 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 3,971,368 shares trading for $49,614,466 versus 10,979,111 units at $317,868,201 on Thursday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 22.1 percent of total volume after trading 875,782 shares followed by Transjamaican Highway 13.4 percent with 532,718 units and Pulse Investments with 10.7 percent for an exchange of 423,546 units.
Trading averages 77,870 units at $972,833, compared to 196,056 shares at $5,676,218 on Thursday and month to date, an average of 334,040 units at $3,899,360, compared to 355,670 units at $4,146,467 on Thursday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Berger Paints popped 24 cents to $13.74 in transferring 7,300 stock units, Eppley shed 50 cents to $38.50 in exchanging 2,022 shares, First Rock Capital declined 60 cents $12, with 25,883 stocks crossing the exchange, GraceKennedy dropped $1.65 to close at $100 with the swapping of 175,051 units. Guardian Holdings rallied $10 to end at $590 after exchanging 106 stock units, Jamaica Broilers fell 99 cents to $28.51 with an exchange of 10,301 stock units, JMMB Group advanced 92 cents to $35.74 trading 40,347 stocks. Margaritaville dipped 50 cents to $14.20 in an exchange of 1,000 units, NCB Financial climbed 50 cents to end at $128.51 in switching ownership of 7,213 shares, PanJam Investment fell $3 in closing at $62 while exchanging 20,802 stock units.Proven Investments gained 40 cents to close at $32 in an exchange of  3,050 units, Seprod shed $1.99 to close at $64.01, with 2,316 shares changing hands, Stanley Motta spiked 55 cents to $5.60 after 1,355 stock crossed the market, Supreme Ventures rose 49 cents to $18, with 12,588 shares clearing the market and Wisynco Group lost 33 cents in ending at $15.65 and trading 61,336 stocks.

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

Gains for JSE US market to close week

Trading on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Friday with the index advancing after investors exchanged 97 percent fewer shares than on Thursday, with 99 percent less value, resulting in an even number of stocks rising and falling.
Similar to Thursday, trading on Friday ended with five securities changing hands, with the prices of one rising, one declining and three remaining unchanged.
The US Denominated Equities Index popped 1.44 points to end at 181.70.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values averages 11.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 142,093 shares traded for just US$3,779 down from 4,784,977 units at US$360,436 on Thursday. Trading averaged 28,419 units at US$756 versus 956,995 shares at US$72,087 on Thursday, with an average of 101,668 shares at US$11,301, month to date, versus 107,672 units at US$12,166 on Thursday. August ended with an average of 210,413 units for US$12,959.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital fell 0.5 of a cent to 7 US cents with an exchange of 8,000 shares, Margaritaville remained at 9 US cents with 9,000 units traded, Proven Investments rose 0.04 of a cent to finish at 22.06 US cents with 1,938 stocks changing hands. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share settled at 12.5 US cents with the switching ownership of 8,155 stock units and Transjamaican Highway finished trading at 0.81 US cents with 115,000 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Trading surges on JSE Main Market

Market activity sent shares trading 111 percent up as the value surged 449 percent over Wednesday performance at the end of trading on Thursday as the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market suffered a minor decline in the main indices even as rising stocks exceeded those declining by nearly a third percent.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dipped 77.60 points to settle at 446,702.48, the Main Index fell 447.04 points to 406,641.06 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.09 points to end at 98.82.
Trading ended with 56 securities, up from 54 on Wednesday, with 23 stocks rising, 18 declining and 15 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.5 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
The market closed with 10,979,111 shares trading for $317,868,201 versus 5,205,273 units at $57,933,745 on Wednesday. Barita Investments led trading with 25 percent of total volume after exchanging 2.74 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Manufacturing & Distribution Fund with 14 percent for 1.54 million units, Wigton Windfarm 12.8 percent with 1.41 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund 9.5 percent with 1.04 million shares changing hands.
Trading averages 196,056 units at $5,676,218, compared to 96,394 shares at $1,072,847 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 355,670 units at $4,146,467, compared to 371,981 units at $3,990,142 on Wednesday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows 12 stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement dropped $3.90 to close at $101 with the swapping of 12,496 shares, Eppley dipped $1 to $39 trading 675 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund dropped $4.16 to $37.25 in trading 2,868 units. Guardian Holdings dived $15 to $580 with 8,301 stocks clearing the market, Jamaica Broilers rose $1.50 to $29.50, with 48,138 stocks crossing the exchange, Jamaica Stock Exchange declined 28 cents to $17.17 in an exchange of 16,199 units. JMMB Group shed 92 cents to $34.82, with 327,972 shares changing hands, Kingston Properties fell 34 cents to end at $9.50 with an exchange of 2,852 stock units, Kingston Wharves rallied 50 cents to $47 in switching ownership of 1,400 units. Margaritaville spiked $1.50 to $14.70 after an exchange of 343 stocks, NCB Financial declined 78 cents to end at $128.01 in exchanging 63,222 shares, Palace Amusement advanced $70 ending at $1000 after trading 71 stock units. PanJam Investment popped $3 to $65 780 after stock units crossed the market, Portland JSX dropped 97 cents in closing at $7.03 after 1,754 shares changed hands, Proven Investments increased 54 cents to close at $31.60 after exchanging 30,082 stocks. Sagicor Group climbed $1 to close at $54 while trading 285,469 units, Scotia Group gained $1.30 to close at $39.90 after exchanging 3,566 stocks, Seprod spiked $2 to $66 in trading 9,079 units. Supreme Ventures lost 49 cents to end at $17.51, with 9,378 shares changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments rallied 52 cents to end at $15.89 while exchanging 2,845 stock units and Wisynco Group popped 23 cents to $15.98 with the swapping of 363,061 shares.

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

First Rock Capital drives trading volume

First Rock Capital traded over 4.7 million stock units on the JSE USD market on Thursday, driving the volume of shares changing hands up by 6,728 percent, while the value surging 2925 percent above Wednesday’s levels and had a hand in rising stocks just outnumbering falling ones.
Five securities traded compared to four on Wednesday, with the prices of two rising, one declining and two closning unchanged. The US Denominated Equities Index inched 0.24 points higher to 180.26. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 11.6 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Overall, 4,784,977 shares traded for US$360,436 compared to just 70,076 units at US$11,915 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 956,995 units at US$72,087 compared to 17,519 shares at US$2,979 on Wednesday and month to date averages 107,672 at US$12,166 versus 31,839 units at US$6,816 on Wednesday. August ended with an average of 210,413 units for US$12,959.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital rose half a cent to 7.5 US cents with a solid 4,728,266 shares traded, Margaritaville remained at 9 US cents with an exchange of 41,000 units, Proven Investments dropped 1.38 cents to end at 22.02 US cents with a transfer of 8,700 stock units. Sterling Investments increased by 0.4 of a cent to close at 2.14 US cents with 2,027 stocks changing hands and Sygnus Credit Investments USD stock settled at 12.5 US cents with 4,984 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Modest gains for JSE Main Market

The number of securities trading rose above Tuesday’s level but the volume of stocks plunged 58 percent and the value 70 percent below Tuesday’s as market activity ended Wednesday, with the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market with the market indices recording modest gains at the close as the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator was flashing one of the strongest short term bull signals for some time.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 103.47 points to 446,780.08, the Main Index advanced 325.79 points to 407,088.10 and JSE Financial Index popped 0.03 points to end at 98.91.
Trading ended with 54 securities up from 50 on Tuesday, with just 13 rising, 26 declining and 15 ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
At the close, 5,205,273 shares traded for $57,933,745 versus 12,260,493 units at $193,948,042 on Tuesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 53.1 percent of total volume for an exchange of 2.76 million shares followed by Mayberry Investments 10.1 percent, with 526,081 units and Mayberry Jamaican Equities 4.5 percent, with 233,952 shares.
Trading averages 96,394 units at $1,072,847, compared to 245,210 shares at $3,878,961 on Tuesday and the month to date averages 371,981 units at $3,990,142, compared to 402,106 units at $4,309,037 on Tuesday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows sixteen stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments shed 55 cents in closing at $89.95 in an exchange of 12,190 shares, Berger Paints gained 49 cents to end at $13.50 with a transfer of 174 stock units, Caribbean Cement rallied 90 cents to $104.90 after 6,490 stocks cleared the market. First Rock Capital popped 81 cents to $12.50 with 140 units trading, GraceKennedy slipped 34 cents to $101.65 with the swapping of 79,226 stocks, Guardian Holdings dropped $12 to $595 in switching ownership of 982 stock units. Jamaica Broilers fell $2 to $28 in transferring 29,152 shares, Jamaica Producers advanced $2 to $23.50 in trading 300 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 27 cents to $17.45 with an exchange of 2,149 stock units. JMMB Group lost 26 cents to close at $35.74 with 97,125 shares clearing the market, Kingston Properties lost 40 cents to $9.84 after 230 units crossed the market, Kingston Wharves fell $1 to $46.50 in exchanging 5,938 stocks. Palace Amusement dropped $70 to $930 with the swapping of 43 units, PanJam Investment declined $3 to $62 with an exchange of 3,316 stock units, Proven Investments shed $1.54 to close at $31.06 after trading 6,000 stocks. Sagicor Group slipped $1 to $53 in exchanging 17,365 shares, Scotia Group shed 96 cents to end at $38.60 after a transfer of 68,535 stocks, Seprod declined $2 to $64 with an exchange of 5,832 units. Supreme Ventures fell 50 cents to $18 in switching ownership of 241 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments dipped 33 cents to $15.37 in trading 9,182 stock units.
In the preference segment, Community & Workers Credit Union popped 25 cents to $1.85 in exchanging 1,400 units and Eppley 7.25 climbed $3 to $23 with 1 stock crossing the exchange.

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

Modest trading levels for JSE USD Market

Trading on Wednesday ended with the volume of shares changing hands declining 64 percent from Tuesday on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulting in four securities changing hands, compared to three on Tuesday with prices of two rising, one declining and one closing unchanged.
The US Denominated Equities Index gained 1.28 points to end at 180.02. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 11.3 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Overall, 70,076 shares traded for US$11,915 compared to 195,595 units at US$22,214 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 17,519 units at US$2,979, compared to 65,198 shares at US$7,405 on Tuesday, while the month to date averages 31,839 at US$6,816 versus 32,941 units at US$7,111 on Tuesday. August ended with an average of 210,413 units for US$12,959.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital advanced 0.2 of a cent to close at 7 US cents after exchanging 22,581 shares, Proven Investments gained 1.39 cents in ending at 23.4 US cents as 29,528 stocks passed through the market, Sygnus Credit Investments US$ share remained at 12.5 US cents in trading 17,238 units. In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% shed 1 cent in closing at US$2.02 after exchanging 729 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

No gains

The volume of shares trading on Tuesday dropped trading 41 percent at 33 percent less value than on Monday, as the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed, resulting in no stocks rising for the day.
Just three securities traded on Tuesday, compared to five on Monday with no stock rising, two declining and one remaining unchanged. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index gained 0.55 points to end at 178.74.
Overall, 195,595 shares traded for US$22,214 compared to 329,386 units at US$32,977 on Monday. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 11.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Trading averaged 65,198 units at US$7,405, versus 65,877 shares at US$6,595 on Monday, while month to date averages 32,941 at US$7,111 versus t30,966 units at US$7,093 on Monday. August ended with an average of 210,413 units for US$12,959.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital fell 0.2 of a cent to 6.8 US cents with an exchange of 133,432 shares, Proven Investments dropped 0.13 of a cent to end at 22.01 US cents in switching ownership of 54,564 units and Sygnus Credit Investments US$ share remained at 12.5 US cents after trading 7,599 stock units.

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