JSE US$ market ends week on high

Trading on the JSE US Dollar Market remained low key on Friday, but it carved out a rise in the market Index of 1.35 points to finish at 180.19, with four securities changing hands.
Trading ended with the prices of two stocks rising, one declining and one closing unchanged. The average PE Ratio of the JSE US Dollar Market ended at 12.9 based on IC Insider.com’s forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 224,150 shares, accounting for US$7,470 compared to 1,520,815 units at US$77,061 on Thursday.
The average trade for the day ended at 56,038 units at US$1,868 in contrast to an average of 380,204 valued at US$19,265 on Thursday. Trading closed, with an average of 125,536 units for the month to date at US$6,094 for each security trading, in contrast to 153,335 units at US$7,784 on Thursday. The average trades for June was 281,680 shares at US$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 five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Proven Investments concluded trading, with 23,405 shares after the price rose four-tenth of a cent to close at 23 US cents. Sygnus Credit Investments added 2 cents to settle at 15 US cents in exchanging 695 units and Transjamaica Highway lost one-tenth of a cent to close at 0.94 of a cent, with 200,000 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, EquityLine Mortgage preference share traded 50 units and closed unchanged at USUS$1.95.

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

JSE US$ Market stocks all fell

All the stocks trading on JSE US Dollar Market declined on Thursday and leading to more decline in the market index after trading volume surged over Wednesday’s levels.
Trading ended with four securities changing hands with the price of all four declining. The Market Index lost 3.89 points to close at 178.84. 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 1,520,815 shares, accounting for $77,061 compared to 12,538 units at $782 on Wednesday.
The average trade for Thursday ended at 380,204 units at $19,265 in contrast to an average of 2,090 valued at $130 on Wednesday. An average of 153,335 units traded for the month to date at US$7,784 for each security changing hands.
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 with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital lost one cent in exchanging 5,000 units to end at 9 US cents, Proven Investments concluded trading of 275,081 shares with the price falling four-tenths of a cent to close at 22.6 US cents and 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 segment, JMMB Group 6% shed 6 cents, closing at US$1 with a transfer of 2,500 units.

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

Trading plunges on the JSE US market

Trading plunged ended on the JSE US market with six securities changing hands with a mere 12,538 shares for $782, crossing the market with an exchange compared to 7,399,364 units at $123,152 from six stocks on Tuesday.
At the close, the prices of 3 stocks rising, two declining and one closing with the price unchanged and leading to a 0.96 points increase in the market index to end at 182.73. The average PE Ratio of the JSE US Dollar Market ended at 15.2 based on IC Insider.com forecasted 2020-21 earnings.
An average of 2,090 units for $130 for each security traded on Wednesday in contrast to an average of 1,233,227 shares at $20,525 for each stock exchanged on Tuesday. June closed with an average of 281,680 units at $46,787 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 two stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital traded 1,299 units at 10 US cents, Margaritaville lost 1.9 cents in the transfer of 250 units and closed at 16 US cents, Proven Investments gained 0.99 of a cent to close at 23 US cents after an exchange of 2,117 shares.  Just one unit of Sygnus Credit Investments changed hands at 13.01 US cents and Transjamaican Highway closed at one US cent, with 8,836 stock units changing hands after losing one-tenth of a cent.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% gained 7 cents, closing at US$1.06 with an exchange of a mere 35 units.

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

Transjamaican dominates JSE US$ market

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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.

Steady going for IC Top 10 stocks

The Main Market put in a positive performance this past week, with the market index rising over 5,000 points, at the same time, the Junior Market bob and weaved its way to a minor loss for the week, resulting in changes to the TOP 10 lists.
The market move resulted in just two changes to the IC Insider.com TOP 10 weekly lists as the Main Market recovered almost all of the losses in the previous two weeks of 3,784 points a week ago and just under 2,000 points in the week before.
For the Junior Market TOP 10, Medical Disposables returns to the ten, after just a week’s absence, replacing General Accident that rose in the week.
This week’s focus:  General Accident enjoyed increased buying interest this past week, following the announcement from the company that they acquired an additional ten percent of the issued shares of MotorOne insurance company in Trinidad, taking their holdings to 65 percent. Also, the brokerage house, Mayberry Investments, upgraded the company’s earnings to 70 cents per share for this year, from 60 cents, previously and have a buy recommendation on the stock. IC Insider.com’s forecast is 85 cents per share for the current year. The stock closed on Friday at $6, up from $5.51 last week and traded over $8, last year, October. It now sits just below the Top 10 stocks, with the potential to reach $15 within the next nine months.
The top three Junior Market stocks, this week, with the potential to gain between 305 to 712 percent by March 2021 are Caribbean Producers, followed by Lasco Financial and Caribbean Cream, with the price dropping from $2.85 to $2.47. In the Main Market, the top three stocks continue to be Radio Jamaica continues to lead, followed by Berger Paints and JMMB Group with expected gains of 173 to 205 percent.
The targeted average PE ratio of the market is 20 based on profits of companies reporting full year’s results for the financial year ending after the second quarter of 2020, up to the second quarter in 2021. Both the Junior and Main markets are currently trading well below this level. The JSE Main Market ended the week, with an overall PE of 15.2 and the Junior Market at just 10.6, based on 2020-21 earnings. The PE ratio for the Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages a mere 5.6 at 53 percent to the average of the overall Junior Market. The Main Market TOP 10 stocks trade at 8.8 or 58 percent of the PE of the overall market.
The average projected gain for the IC TOP 10 stocks is 291 percent, for the Junior Market and 136 percent for the JSE Main Market, based on 2020-21 earnings, an indication that there is the potential to make greater gains in the Junior Market than in the Main Market.
IC TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver some of the best returns up to March 2021. Gains for each company are based on the earnings and PE ratios for the current fiscal year.
The ranking of stocks is in order of likely increases, with the highest-ranked, being the most attractive. The classification of the securities is in order of likely increases, with the most attractive highest ranked first. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Revisions to earnings per share are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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

Volume down on JSE US$ market

Trading on the US dollar market of The Jamaica Stock Exchange ended in an exchange of 213,597 shares with $24,417 value, compared to 330,908 units at $20,184 on Wednesday.
The day’s activities resulted in five securities changing hands, with the prices of three rising, one declining and one closing unchanged, resulting in the market index dropping 1.22 points too close at 183.63. The average PE ratio of the market at 13.1 based on IC Insider.com’s 2020 earnings forecast.
The average trade of the day ended 42,719 units at $4,883, in contrast to an average of 110,303 units at $6,728 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 237,754 units at an average of $52,196 in contrast to 246,309 units at $55,482,  on the previous trading day.
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 three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital gained four-tenth of a cent, to close at 10.4 US cents, after trading 3,800 shares, Proven Investments ended at 23 US cents, after swapping 88,7967 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments shed 1.5 cents in closing at 13.5 US cents with an exchange of 17,700 shares and Transjamaica Highway rose one-tenth of a cent in trading 102,850 shares to end at 0.92 US cents.
In the US dollar preference segment, JMMB Group 6% rose 1 cent and ended at $1 in trading 451 stock units.
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.

Trading dips on JSE US$ market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market closed with a sharp fall in the number and value of shares changing hands as market activity resulted in three securities changing hands, similar to Friday.
The market closed with the prices of one stock advancing, one declining and one closing unchanged. Trading ended with 552,258 shares for US$125,657 changing hands, in contrast to 2,160,753 shares at US$452,039 from three securities on Friday.
At the close, the market climbed 6.27 points to 187.83. The PE ratio of the market closed with an average of 13.1 times IC Insider.com projected 2020 earnings.
At the close of market activity, Proven Investments closed with a loss of one cent at 22 US cents, with 548,229 shares changing hands. Sygnus Credit Investments gained 1.9 cents and exchanged a mere 29 units at 15 US cents and Trans Jamaican Highway was unchanged at 0.99 of a US cent after transferring 4,000 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior & Main Market performance gap grows

IC Insider.com TOP 10 weekly reports indicated for some time that the best buys for Jamaican stocks are in the Junior Market. Since the drop in March, the Junior Market is recovering at a faster pace than the Main Market and the trend continues.
Following on from last week when the Junior Main Market rose four out of five trading days, the market rose three days this past week with Thursdays decline being a mere seven points and the market rising 12 points for the week.
The Main Market lost just under 2,000 points last week and lost 3,784 points this week, thus widening the performance gap between this market and the Junior Market, for the year to date.
For the Junior Market TOP 10, Elite Diagnostic price dropped from $4.17 last week to $3.81 and moved back into TOP 10, replacing Medical Disposables that inched up to $6.95 from $6.69 last week. There was no change to the TOP 10 Main Market, this past week.
The past week closed with the three top Junior Market stocks with the potential to gain between 254 to 698 percent by March 2021 are Caribbean Producers, followed by Lasco Financial and Caribbean Cream that took over from Lumber Depot that was number three last week. In the Main Market, the top three continues to be Radio Jamaica continues to lead, followed by Berger Paints and JMMB Group with expected gains of 170 to 230 percent.
The targeted average PE ratio of the market is 20 based on the profits of companies reporting full year’s results for the financial year ending after the second quarter of 2020 up to the second quarter in 2021. Both the Junior and Main markets are currently trading well below this level. The JSE Main Market ended the week, with an overall PE of 14.3 and the Junior Market at just 9.6, based on 2020-21 earnings. The PE ratio for the Junior Market Top 10 stocks averages a mere 5.7 at just 59 percent to the average of the overall Junior Market. The Main Market TOP 10 stocks trade at 8.6 or 60 percent of the PE of the overall market.
The average projected gain for the IC TOP 10 stocks is 283 percent, for the Junior Market and 140 percent for the JSE Main Market, based on 2020-21 earnings, an indication that there is the potential to make greater gains in the Junior Market than in the Main Market.
IC TOP 10 stocks are likely to deliver some of the best returns up to March 2021. The expected gain for each stock is based on earnings and PE ratios for the current fiscal year. The ranking of stocks is in order of likely increases, with the highest-ranked, being the most attractive. The ranking of stocks is in order of likely increases, with the highest-ranked, being the most attractive. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate and will result in movements of the selection in and out of the lists for most weeks. Revisions to earnings per share are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

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

Volume down JSE US$ market prices up

Trading remained subdued on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Tuesday as stocks crossing the exchange fell to just 13 percent of Monday’s volume.

Proven Investments gained the most on the market.

Trading activity resulted in five securities changing hands, compared to four on Monday. Traded ended with the prices of three stocks advancing and two closing unchanged. Trading ended with 57,099 shares at US$26,170 changing hands, in contrast to 442,807 shares at US$25,355 on Monday.
At the close, the market added 1.15 points to 188.79. The PE ratio of the market closed with an average of 13.3 times IC Insider.com projected 2020 earnings.
At the close of market activity, First Rock Capital transferred 25,000 stock units at 10.5 US cents, Proven Investments rose 1.9 cents, exchanging 13.930 units and closed at 24.9 US cents. Sygnus Credit Investments gained one-tenth of a cent to end at 13.1 US cents, with 799 units changing hands and Trans Jamaican Highway ended at 0.99 of a US cent, after adding one-tenth of a cent in trading 7,370 units.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% preference share traded 10,000 stock units at US$2.01.

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