Stocks record gains on JSE USD Market

Seventy four percent more funds chased stocks in the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange in trading on Wednesday, but investors came away with 53.26 percent fewer shares than when they traded on Tuesday.
Trading ended with six securities changing hands, up from four on Tuesday and ended with price changes of only three stocks with price gains, but the JSE USD Equity Index lost 1.28 points to close at 191.29 and the average PE Ratio ends at 13.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 202,621 shares, for US$62,211 compared to 433,513 units at US$35,736 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 33,770 units changing hands at US$10,369, in contrast to an average of 108,378 shares at US$8,934 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 133,942 units for the month to date at US$20,321 in contrast to 144,305 units at US$21,351 on Tuesday. By comparison, December ended with an average of 55,388 units for US$6,412.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with the bid higher or lower than the last selling price.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment gained 0.96 of a cent in ending at 8.86 US cents and exchanging 503 stocks, Proven Investments climbed 1.14 cents to end at 26.99 US cents after exchanging 23,059 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments closed at 15 US cents with 28,859 units crossing the market. Transjamaican Highway carved out a gain of 0.01 of a cent in ending at 0.86 US cents, with 100,000 stock units changing hands.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 5.75% closed at US$1.50 trading 200 shares and JMMB Group 6% closed at US$1.02 50,000 stock units crossing the market.

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

More slippage for JSE Main Market

Trading ended with an 85 percent increase in the number of shares changing hands at 3 times the values than on Tuesday at the close of Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market with the market indices declining for a second consecutive day even as more stocks rose than declined.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell by 1,177.07 points to 423,586.24, the Main Index declined 925.66 points to 386,406.15 and the JSE Financial Index lost 0.30 points to close at 99.52.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands versus 43 on Tuesday and closed with prices of 21 stocks rising, 14 declining and nine remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio closed with an average of 16.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 10,349,742 shares for $116,591,215, up from 5,599,223 units at $35,696,430 on Tuesday. Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading with 20.5 percent of the volume after an exchange of 2.12 million shares followed by Jamaica Broilers with 19.05 percent for 2.02 million units, QWI Investments with 16.9 percent for 1.75 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 15.7 percent for 1.62 million units changing hands.
Trading for the day averaged 235,221 units at $2,649,800, compared to 130,214 shares at $830,150 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averaged 288,359 units at $1,155,210, in contrast to 292,746 units at $1,031,829 on Tuesday. Trading in December averaged 455,206 units at $7,774,631.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments gained 40 cents to end at $82.50, with 1,246 shares changing hands, Berger Paints rose $2.29 to $14.30 trading 4,744 stocks. Caribbean Cement shed 60 cents to close at $61.50, after exchanging 103,117 stock units, Eppley finished at $23.95, with gains of $1.95, with 1,472 stocks switching ownership. Eppley Caribbean Property Fund advanced $3.99 to $45, with 434 stocks crossing the exchange, Grace Kennedy ended $3.18 higher at $67.98, in exchanging 504,922 units, Jamaica Producers lost 91 cents to close at $19.81, after 79,708 shares crossed the exchange. JMMB Group slid 45 cents to t $32.55, with a transfer of 12,304 stock units, Key Insurance gained 39 cents to close at $6.30, in exchanging 920 stocks, Mayberry Investments lost 53 cents to finish at $5.31, in trading 1,020 units. NCB Financial rose $1 in ending at $139, with the swapping of 25,215 shares, 138 Student Living rose 65 cents to $4, in exchange of 200 units, Pan Jam Investment gained 41 cents to settle at $68.50, after clearing the market with 5,825 units, Sagicor Group lost 75 cents to end at $49.25, with an exchange of 8,531 units. Scotia Group closed at $44.30, with gains of 30 cents after exchanging 12,713 shares, Supreme Ventures rose 35 cents to $17 trading 14,379 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments finished 40 cents higher at $17.40, with the swapping of 74,012 stock units.
In the preference segment, Community & Workers Credit Union slipped 30 cents to $1.80 after trading 500 shares and Eppley 7.5% preference share rose $1 to $7 trading 138,753 stock units.

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

Declining JSE Main Market

Tuesday’s market activity drove more stocks down than up at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market resulting in the main market indices declining after trading volume slipped modestly but with 39 percent higher value than on Monday.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 3,548.17 points to 424,763.31, the JSE Main Index carved out a loss 3,280.43 points to settle at 387,331.81 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.77 points to close at 99.82. The day’s loss pulled the market down two percent for the year to date.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands, down from 48 on Monday and closed with prices of 16 stocks rising, 21 declining and six remaining unchanged.
The average PE Ratio closed at 16.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 5,599,223 shares for $35,696,430 compared to 5,906,893 units at $25,643,760 on Monday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 19.7 percent of total volume for 1.11 million shares followed by Sagicor Select Financial Fund 17.9 percent, with 1 million units and Pulse Investments with 15.4 percent market share for 863,587 units.
Trading for the day averaged 130,214 units at $830,150 compared to 123,060 shares at $534,245 on Monday. Trading month to date averaged 292,746 units at $1,031,829, in contrast to 307,009 units at $1,049,528 on Monday. Trading in December averaged 455,206 units at $7,774,631.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, Barita Investments fell $1.82 to end at $82.10, in exchanging 50,001 shares, Berger Paints closed at $12.01, after losing $1.99 with 1,741 units crossing the exchange. Eppley lost 60 cents in closing at $22, with an exchange of 2,600 shares, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund slid $1.99 to $41.01 in trading 390 units, Jamaica Broilers rose 75 cents to $28.25, with investors swapping 1,943 stock units. JMMB Group gained 47 cents to settle at $33, in trading 51,000 shares, Kingston Wharves finished 50 cents higher at $48.50 after a transfer of 1,199 stock units, 138 Student Living shed $1.09 to close at $3.35 in trading 11,000 shares, Proven Investments lost 40 cents to close at $36.50 with 805 units changing hands. Salada Foods settled at $34.01, with a loss of 99 cents after exchanging 100 shares, Scotia Group climbed $1.90 to $44, in swapping 4,422 units, Stanley Motta slipped 41 cents to $5.06, in crossing the market with 4,021 stock units and Supreme Ventures shed 65 cents to close at $16.65, after 34,402 shares cleared the market.

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

Trading levels back to recent norm

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Market activity dropped on Tuesday to more sedate trading levels in recent weeks, with 89.8 percent fewer shares changing hands after surging on Monday and ended with the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closing higher, with declining stocks edging out those rising.
Trading ended with four securities changing hands, compared to eight on Monday and ended with the prices of one stock rising, two declining and one remaining unchanged.
JSE USD Equity Index gained 3.42 points to end at 192.57 and the average PE Ratio ends at 13.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 433,513 shares for US$35,736 compared to 4,260,743 units at US$984,122 on Monday.
Trading averaged 108,378 units at US$8,934, versus 532,593 shares at US$123,015 on Monday. Trading averaged 144,305 units for the month to date at US$21,351 in contrast to 146,966 units at US$22,270 on the prior trading day. By comparison, December ended with an average of 55,388 units for US$6,412.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Proven Investments increased 2.35 cents to 25.85 US cents after exchanging 19,523 shares, Sterling Investments declined 0.2 of a cent to 2.1 US cents with an exchange of 10,000 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 1.5 cents in ending at 15 US cents with 183,990 units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway ended at 0.85 of a US cent after trading 220,000 units.

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

Trading surges on JSE USD market

Proven Investments led trading on the JSE USD market on Monday with 4 million shares.

Trading surged sharply Monday as 4,260,743 shares traded for US$984,122 up from 105,505 units at US$1,376, from eight securities versus five on Friday and ended with two stocks rising, three declining and three remaining unchanged.
JSE USD Equity Index fell 4.62 points to 189.15. The average PE Ratio ends at 13.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Trading averaged 532,593 units changing hands at US$123,015, compared to 21,101 shares at US$275 on Friday. Trading averaged 146,966 units for the month to date at US$22,270 up from 79,900 units at US$4,750 on the prior trading day. December ended with an average of 55,388 units for US$6,412.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with bids higher than the last selling price and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment shed 1 cent to end at 7.9 US cents after exchanging 14,007 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy ended at US$1.14, with 307 stock units changing hands, Proven Investments dropped 1.8 cents to end at 23.5 US cents after 4,093,500 units crossed the market. Sterling Investments increased 0.28 of a cent ending at 2.3 US cents trading 2,598 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments carved out a loss 0.5 cents to close at 16.5 US cents with the swapping of 25,050 units, Transjamaican Highway remained at 0.85 of a US cent with an exchange of 110,631 stocks.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% carved out a gain of 9 US cents in closing at US$1.50 and trading 1,030 units and JMMB Group 6% closed at US$1.02, with 13,620 shares changing hands.

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

All round gains for JSE Main market

The major market indices rose in trading on Monday after investors expended 32 percent fewer funds in trading 11 percent less volume than on Friday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market after slightly more shares fell than gained.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 1,389.55 points to 428,311.48, the Main Index rose 1,200.38 points to 390,612.24 and the JSE Financial Index gained just 0.13 points to 100.59.
Trading ended with 48 securities changing hands compared to 44 on Friday and closed with prices of 18 stocks rising, 22 declining and eight remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio averaged 16.6 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 5,906,893 shares for $25,643,760, down from 6,649,726 units at $37,545,320 on Friday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 48 percent of total volume for 2.83 million shares followed by Pulse Investments, 11.1 percent with 655,714 units and Transjamaican Highway 10.3 percent with 608,465 shares.
Trading for the day averaged 123,060 units at $534,245, compared to an average of 151,130 shares at $853,303 on Friday. Trading month to date averaged 307,009 units at $1,049,528 for each security, in contrast to 326,985 units at $1,105,486 on Friday. Trading in December averaged 455,206 units at $7,774,631.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Berger Paints rose 50 cents to $14, after exchanging 51 shares, Eppley gained 55 cents to end at $22.60 trading 3,851 units. Grace Kennedy closed 45 cents higher at $65, finishing with a transfer of 10,801 shares, Jamaica Broilers shed 89 cents to end at $27.50, with an exchange of 18,995 units, Jamaica Producers advanced by $1.40 to $21, in trading 23,808 stock units. JMMB Group ended 96 cents lower at $32.53, with 51,400 stocks crossing the exchange, Kingston Wharves climbed $1.24 to $48, in switching ownership of 4,055 shares, Mayberry Jamaican Equities shed 64 cents to $7.05 trading 16,542 stocks. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $12.99 to $137.01, in an exchange of 387 stock units, NCB Financial fell by $1 to $138, with the swapping of 39,251 shares, 138 Student Living lost 45 cents to end at $4.44, with 90 stocks changing hands, Palace Amusement declined by $10.10 to $1,089.90, in exchanging 123 stock units. Pan Jam Investment closed at $68, after losing $2.17 and trading 4,017 shares, Sagicor Real Estate Fund rose 70 cents to $8.95, in a transfer of 250 stocks, Salada Foods advanced to $35, with gains of $1.80 in switching ownership of 44,051 stock units. Scotia Group fell $1.90 to $42.10, exchanging 8,179 shares and Seprod gained 30 cents, ending at $63.80 after 10,198 stocks crossed the exchange.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.75% preference share lost 50 cents in ending at $6.50 and trading 2,000 stock units and Eppley 7.5% preference share shed $1 to close at $6, after exchanging 1,717 units.

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

Low key trading for JSE USD market

Trading remained low key on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with low market activity on Friday, with the market declining after an even number of stocks rose and fell.
Trading ended with five securities changing hands at the close, compared to six on Thursday and ended with the prices of two stocks rising, two declining and one remaining unchanged.
JSE USD equity index lost 4.59 points to end at 193.77.
The average PE Ratio ends at 13.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 105,505 shares, for US$1,376 compared to 9,703 units at US$772 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 21,101 units at US$275, compared to an average of 1,617 shares at US$129 on Thursday. Trading averaged 79,900 units for the month to date at US$4,750 in contrast to 87,071 units at US$5,295 on Thursday. By comparison, December ended with an average of 55,388 units for US$6,412.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices none  with lower offers.
At the close of trading, First Rock Capital Investments gained 0.9 of a cent to close at 8.9 US cents in an exchange of 5,000 units, Productive Business Solutions settled at 79 US cents, with 44 stocks changing hands, Proven Investments lost 0.29 of a cent in closing at 25.3 US cents clearing the market with 157 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments rose half a cent to close at 17 US cents in exchanging 23 shares and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.1 of a cent to end at 0.85 of a US cent in exchanging 100,281 shares.

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

Friday’s trading halts falling market Index

Stocks prices declining outpaced those rising by a ratio of two to one at close on Friday, but market activity brought modest relief to the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market that has been suffering declines for most of the week.
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index advanced 909.45 points to 426,921.93, the JSE Main Index rose 665.72 points to 389,411.86, and the JSE Financial Index gained 0.29 points to close at 100.46.
Trading ended with 44 securities changing hands compared to 43 on Thursday and closed with prices of 10 stocks rising, 20 declining and 14 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio closed with an average of 16.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 49 percent fewer shares than on Thursday as 6,649,726 shares traded for $37,545,320 compared to 12,956,415 units at $60,027,692 on Thursday. Pulse Investments led trading with 37.8 percent of total volume for 2.52 million shares, followed by QWI Investments with 23.4 percent for 1.55 million units and Transjamaican Highway 13.1 percent, with 871,930 units.
Trading for the day averaged 151,130 units at $853,303, compared to 301,312 shares at $1,395,993 on Thursday. Trading month to date averaged 326,985 units at $1,105,486, in contrast to 346,427 units at $1,133,366 on Thursday. Trading in December averaged 455,206 units at $7,774,631.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Caribbean Cement fell by $1.30 to end at $62.20, after 5,041 shares cleared the market, Eppley climbed $2.62 to $22.05, with an exchange of 39,312 shares, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund declined by $5 to end at $43 after trading 9,899 units. First Rock Capital shed 35 cents to close at $12.65, in an exchange of 23,397 shares, Grace Kennedy slid 44 cents to $64.55, with 29,798 stock units changing hands, Jamaica Broilers gained 39 cents to end at $28.39, in trading 2,744 units. Jamaica Producers shed 40 cents to $19.60, with swapping of 204,526 stocks, Jamaica Stock Exchange finished at $18.31, after losing 64 cents and transferring 19,484 units, JMMB Group rose 98 cents to $33.49, with investors swapping 45,098 stocks. Kingston Wharves shed 74 cents to end at $46.76, in switching ownership of 425 units, NCB Financial fell $1 to $139, with 37,390 stock units crossing the market, Palace Amusement dropped $200 in closing at $1,100, with an exchange of 39 units. PanJam Investment fell $1.77 to $70.17, in transferring 1,793 units, Salada Foods ended at $33.20, with a loss of $2.80 trading 21,881 stocks, Scotia Group rose $1 to $44, after exchanging 22,377 shares, Seprod shed 70 cents in closing at $63.50, in an exchange of 10,331 stocks and Stanley Motta settled at $5.45, with gains of 39 cents while exchanging 7,231 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Sleepy JSE Main market trading

In a sedate trading session on Thursday, the Main Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed with modest activity, with 15 percent fewer shares changing hands than on Wednesday and ended with modest changes in the market index rising after more stocks advanced than declined.  
At the close, the All Jamaican Composite Index dipped 55.38 points to 426,012.48, the Main Index gained 128.37 points to 388,746.14 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.08 points to settle at 100.17.
Trading ended with 43 securities changing hands compared to 42 on Wednesday and closed with prices of 19 stocks rising, 14 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio closed with an average of 16.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Traders exchanged 12,956,415 shares for $60,027,692 compared to 15,177,464 units at $53,121,465 on Wednesday. Wigton Windfarm led trading with 35.2 percent of total volume for 4.56 million shares, followed by Pulse Investments with 21.9 percent for 2.83 million units, Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 9.9 percent for 1.28 million units, Eppley 8.9 percent for 1.16 million units and QWI Investments with 1.11 million units for 8.6 percent market share.
Trading for the day averaged 301,312 units at $1,395,993 for each security compared to an average of 361,368 shares at $1,264,797 on Wednesday. Trading month to date averaged 346,427 units at $1,133,366, in contrast to 351,891 units at $1,101,554 on the prior trading day. Trading in December averaged 455,206 units at $7,774,631.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has five stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and six with lower offers.
At the close of business, Berger Paints shed 57 cents to settle at $13.50 after trading 35,788 shares, Caribbean Cement rose $3.35 to $63.50, with 2,890 stock units crossing the market, Eppley dropped $2.21 to $19.43, after exchanging 1,156,045 stock units, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund climbed $7 to close at $48, in trading 2,439 units. Jamaica Broilers rose 49 cents to $28 after crossing the market with 3,423 shares. Jamaica Producers gained 23 cents to end at $20, with an exchange of 6,713 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange shed 35 cents to settle at $18.95, trading 1,166 stock units, JMMB Group shed 49 cents in closing at $32.51, with 127,806 shares changing hands. Kingston Properties rose 50 cents to $7.25, in exchanging 1,000 units, Kingston Wharves gained 35 cents to $47.50 in exchanging 1,100 shares. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dropped $7.47 to $150 after transferring 250 units, NCB Financial rose 50 cents to $140, trading 12,328 stocks. Pan Jam Investment advanced $5.84 to $71.94, with 270 units changing hands, Scotia Group gained 50 cents to close at $43 after exchanging 7,800 stock units and Seprod climbed $2.20 to $64.20, in trading 13,586 shares.

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

More gains for JSE USD market

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Thursday, with the market rising after trading 97.38 percent more shares than on Wednesday, resulting in more stocks rising than falling.
Trading ended with six securities changing hands, compared to four on Wednesday and ended with prices of three rising, one declining and two remaining unchanged.
JSE USD equity index gained 4.96 points to end at 198.36 and the average PE Ratio ends at 13.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 9,703 shares for US$772 compared to 370,094 units at US$28,218 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 1,617 units at US$129, compared to an average of 92,524 shares at US$7,055 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 87,071 units for the month to date at US$5,295 compared to 101,720 units at US$6,181 on the prior trading day. By comparison, December ended with an average of 55,388 units for US$6,412.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and no stock closed with a lower offer.
At the close of trading, First Rock Capital Investment gained 1 cent to end at 8 US cents after 2,400 shares cross the market, Proven Investments stayed at 25.59 US cents with the 20 units changing hands, Sterling Investments climbed 0.02 of a cent to 2.02 US cents with the swapping of 3,208 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments fell 0.45 of a cent to 16.5 US cents with an exchange of 3,000 units and Transjamaican Highway remained at 0.95 of a US cent in switching ownership of 1,070 shares.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% gained 0.8 of a cent to close at US$1.02 with an exchange of a mere 5 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.