Slippage for JSE US Market on Wednesday

Tuesday’s rally was short-lived for the JSE USD market, with the market Index dropping 8.60 points to settle at 185.77 points on Wednesday, into negative territory for the year, after six securities changed hands versus seven on Tuesday and ended, with two stocks rising, one declining and three closing unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes an appropriate value of stocks, averaged 11.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast earnings for 2021-22.
A total of 132,046 shares traded for US$23,136 versus 127,924 units at US$32,789 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 22,008 units at US$3,856, compared to 18,275 shares at US$4,684 on Tuesday. Month to date averages 19,998 units at US$4,302. July ended with an average of 178,541 units for US$18,099.
 Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, Proven Investments spiked 1.94 cents to 24.98 US cents with 5,102 shares passing through the market, Sterling Investments remained at 2.15 US cents with a transfer of 13,589 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments finished at 13 US cents with 963 stock units traded and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.14 of a cent to 0.78 US cents with 101,550 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% climbed 3 cents to US$2.05 with investors switching ownership of 9,342 units and JMMB Group 6% closed at US$1.03 with 1,500 shares changing hands.

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

JSE USD market rallies into August

 The JSE USD Equity Index climbed 7.62 points to 194.37 to start off the new month on a positive note on Tuesday, as the market builds on gains made on Friday to close out the old month after an exchange of 43 percent fewer shares than on Friday, with the value falling 50 percent.
Seven securities changing hands up from four on Friday, with the prices of three stocks rising,  three declining and one ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate values for stock, averages 11.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Trading accounted for 127,924 shares changing hands for US$32,789 down from 224,358 units at US$65,431 on Friday.
Trading averaged 18,275 units at US$4,684, compared to 56,090 shares at US$16,358 on Friday. July ended with an average of 178,541 units for US$18,099.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than the last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital rose 0.01 of a cent to 7.26 US cents after trading 45,850 shares, Margaritaville settled at 9 US cents with 20 stocks changing hands, Productive Business Solutions fell 3 cents to 77 US cents with a transfer of 194 units. Proven Investments lost 1.96 cents to close at 23.04 US cents with 75,056 shares passing through the market,  Sygnus Credit Investments popped 1 cent to 13 US cents with 1,504 units traded and Transjamaican Highway climbed 0.17 of a cent to 0.92 US cents with 100 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.5% shed 30 cents to close at US$2 with 5,200 shares changing hands.

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

JSE US Market crawls back on Thursday

Trading on the USD market closed on Thursday with an exchange of 59 percent fewer shares at 94 percent less value than on Wednesday, resulting in an even number of stocks rising and falling.
Trading ended with five securities changing hands, up from four on Wednesday, with the prices of two rising,  two declining and one remaining unchanged. The JSE USD Equity Index added 1.24 points to end at 186.73.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate values of stocks, averaged 11.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 340,689 shares traded for US$8,870, down from 826,816 units at US$151,135 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 68,138 units at US$1,774, compared to 206,704 shares at US$37,784 on Wednesday. For the month to date trading averages 182,914 units for at US$18,161 in contrast to 188,277 units at US$18,927 on Wednesday. June ended with an average of 87,444 units for US$6,162.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending, with the bid higher than the last selling price and three, with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital dropped 0.6 of a cent to end at 7.2 US cents with an exchange of 26,683 shares, Proven Investments rose 2.47 cents to 25.48 US cents with 8,293 stocks traded, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 1 cent to end at 12 US cents with a transfer of 20,463 units and Transjamaican Highway ended at 0.75 US cents with 285,000 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% gained 6 US cents to US$1.09 with 250 shares changing hands.

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

More losses for JSE USD on Wednesday

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Trading on the USD market ended on Wednesday with the index slipping as investors exchanged 2,387 percent more shares than on Tuesday at 4,438 percent greater value, resulting in an even number of stocks rising and falling.
Trading ended with four securities changing hands, compared to five on Tuesday, with the prices of two stocks rising and two declining.
The JSE USD Equity Index lost 3.65 points to end at 185.49. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 11.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
A total of 826,816 shares traded at US$151,135 up from 33,246 units at US$3,331 on Tuesday. Trading averages 206,704 shares at US$37,784, compared to 6,649 units at US$666 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 188,277 units at US$18,927 versus 187,562 units at US$18,195 on Tuesday. June ended with an average of 87,444 units for US$6,162.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended, with the bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital slipped 0.1 of a cent to 7.8 US cents with the transfer of 1,808 shares, Proven Investments gained 0.01 of a cent to end at 23.01 US cents with 584,904 units passing through the market, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 0.8 of a cent to 13 US cents, with 70,000 stocks changing hands and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.13 of a cent to 0.75 US cents, with 170,104 shares crossing the exchange.

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

JSE USD Market slips on Tuesday

Trading on the USD market ended on Tuesday with the market declining as investors transferred 92 percent fewer shares than on Monday for 78 percent less the value, resulting in more stocks falling than rising.
Trading ended with five securities changing hands, compared to six on Monday, with the prices of one stock rising and four declining.
 The JSE USD Equity Index fell 5.46 points to end at 189.14. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 12 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 33,246 shares traded for US$3,331 compared to 412,152 units at US$15,255 on Monday.
Trading averaged 6,649 units at US$666, compared to 68,692 shares at US$2,542 on Monday. Trading month to date averages 187,562 units at US$18,195 versus 196,792 units at US$19,089 on Monday. June ended with an average of 87,444 units for US$6,162.
 Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a higher bid than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital gained 0.74 of a cent to end at 7.9 US cents with 13,597 shares traded, Proven Investments dropped 2 cents to 23 US cents with an exchange of 4,332 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments J$ denominated stock declined 0.7 of a cent to finish at 15.3 US cents with a transfer of 48 units. Sygnus Credit Investments US$ denominated stock fell 0.8 of a cent to 12.2 US cents with investors switching ownership of 10,250 stock units and Transjamaican Highway slipped 0.05 US of a cent to 0.88 of a US cent with 5,019 stocks crossing the exchange.

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

Trading plunged on JSE USD Market

Trading on the USD market closed on Monday with the market index rallying 5.65 points to 194.60 after the volume traded plunged by 95 percent and the value dropped 99 percent from Friday’s levels, resulting in an even number of stocks falling and rising.
Similar to Friday six securities traded, with two rising, two declining and two remaining unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes an appropriate stock value, averaged 12.1 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 412,152 shares traded accounting for US$15,255 in contrast to 8,332,589 units  at US$1,043,788 on Friday.
Trading averaged 68,692 units at US$2,542, versus 1,388,765 shares at US$173,965 on Friday. Month to date trading averages 196,792 units at US$19,089 in contrast to 205,146 units at US$20,168 on Friday. June ended with an average of 87,444 units for US$6,162.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with a higher bid than its last selling price and four with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital dipped 0.84 of a cent to 7.16 US cents with an exchange of 37,444 shares, Margaritaville remained at 9 US cents with 150 stock units traded, Proven Investments rose 1 cent to finish at 25 US cents with ownership of 30,400 stocks switching. Sygnus Credit Investments fell 1 cent to 13 US cents with a transfer of 11,163 units and Transjamaican Highway rallied 0.13 of a cent cents to 0.93 of a US cent with 332,495 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% closed at US$1.03 with 500 shares changing hands.

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

Sygnus dominates USD market on Friday

Sygnus Credit Investments commanded 89 percent of the stocks traded on the JSE USD market on Friday after an exchange of 7.4 million units of the company’s shares and driving the overall volume of the market up by a huge 3,226 percent over Thursday, with a value that was 1,610 percent greater.

Sygnus Credit Investments traded most shares on the USD market.

Overall, 8,332,589 shares traded in exchange for US$1,043,788 compared to 250,508 units at US$61,050 on Thursday.
Trading ended with six securities changing hands, compared to eight on Thursday with the prices of three stocks rising, none declining and three remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index slipped 2.26 points to end at 188.95 at the close.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes an appropriate stock value, averages 12.1 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Trading averaged 1,388,765 units at US$173,965, compared to 31,314 shares at US$7,631 on Thursday. The average month to date comes out at 205,146 units at US$20,168 in contrast to 122,568 units at US$9,438 on Thursday. June ended with an average of 87,444 units for US$6,162.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and three with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital gained 0.1 of a cent to close at 8 US cents, with 285 shares changing hands, Margaritaville settled at 9 US cents with an exchange of 30,000 units, Proven Investments ended at 24 US cents with 4,218 stocks traded. Sygnus Credit Investments rose 0.2 of a cent to 14 US cents, with a transfer of 7,427,937 stock units and Transjamaican Highway gained 0.05 of a cent to close at 0.8 of a US cent with 865,149 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% closed at US$1.03 with 4,000 stock units changing hands.

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

Volume falls on JSE US$ market

Trading ended with the market index moving higher and continuing to reverse the fall below the year’s opening position on Tuesday after trading 80 percent fewer shares on Thursday than Wednesday at the close of the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulting in more stocks falling than rising.
Trading ended with eight securities changing hands, compared to seven on Wednesday, with the price of one rising, three declining and four ending unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index gained 2.67 points to end at 191.21. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes an appropriate value for a stock, averages 11.9 based on ICInsider.com’s  2021-22 earnings forecast. Overall, 250,508 shares traded for US$61,050 compared to 1,274,755 units at US$54,331 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 31,314 units at US$7,631, compared to 182,108 shares at US$7,762 on Wednesday. Month to date trading averages 122,568 units for US$9,438 in contrast to 131,928 units at US$9,624 on the prior trading day. June ended with an average of 87,444 units for US$6,162.
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, First Rock Capital dipped 0.1 of a cent in ending at 7.9 US cents with an exchange of 1,078 shares, Margaritaville dropped 0.99 of a cent to 9 US cents, with 3,000 stocks crossing the market, Proven Investments ended trading at 24 US cents, with 235,128 stock units trading, Sterling Investments closed trading at 2.15 US cents in switching ownership of 227 units. Sygnus Credit Investments exchanged a mere 6 shares in ending trading at 16 US cents, Sygnus Credit Investments climbed 1.6 cents to 13.8 US cents after trading 100 stocks and Transjamaican Highway lost 0.05 of a cent after ending at 0.75 US cents in an exchange of 8,469 stocks.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% remained at US$1.03 while exchanging 2,500 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading gains for JSE USD Market on Wednesday

Trading on the JSE USD market closed on Wednesday with the market rising after investors transferred 8,470 percent more shares than on Tuesday, with 3,571 percent greater value, but ended with more stocks falling than rising.
Seven securities traded on Wednesday compared to five on Tuesday, with the price of one rising, three declining and three ending unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index gained 4.13 points to end at 188.54 and ended 1.2 percent above the 2020 close. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes an appropriate stock value, averages 12 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Overall, 1,274,755 shares traded, for US$54,331 compared to just 14,874 units at US$1,480 on Tuesday.
Trading averages 182,108 units at US$7,762 compared to 2,975 shares at US$296 on Tuesday. Trading averages 131,928 units for the month to date at US$9,624, from 126,980 units at US$9,807 on Tuesday. June ended with an average of 87,444 units for US$6,162.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with the bid higher than its last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital settled at 8 US cents with 16,000 shares passing through the market, Proven Investments fell 0.05 of a cent to 24 US cents with 166,293 stocks changing hands, Sterling Investments remained at 2.15 US cents with 2,598 stock units traded. Sygnus Credit Investments popped 1 cent to 16 US cents in trading 12 units and Transjamaican Highway saw trading of 1,085,818 shares in closing at 0.80 US cents.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% lost 8 cents to end at US$2.02 with 34 stock units traded and JMMB Group 6% fell 6.95 US cents to US$1.03 with 4,000 stock units changing hands.

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

JSE USD market falls

Trading on Tuesday ended with the market declining after the volume of shares traded plunged 99 percent bellows Monday levels as the value nosedived by a similar percentage at the close of the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.  
Similar to trading on Monday, five securities traded, with one rising, three declining and one remaining unchanged. The JSE USD Equity Index slipped 0.61 points to end at 184.41.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes an appropriate stock value, averages 11.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Just 14,874 shares traded for US$1,480, plunging from 2,078,672 units at US$107,586 on Monday.
Trading averaged 2,975 units at US$296, compared to 415,734 shares at US$21,517 on Monday. For the month to date, trading averages 126,980 units at US$9,807 in contrast to 136,375 units at US$10,528 on Monday. June ended with an average of 87,444 units for US$6,162.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending, with the bid higher than the last selling price and three with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital investors traded 3,899 shares at 8 US cents, Margaritaville popped 0.97 o a cent in closing at 9.99 US cents, with 1,000 stock units changing hands, Proven Investments declined 0.65 of a cent to 24.05 US cents in switching ownership of 2,902 units. Sterling Investments fell 0.15 of a cent and ended at 2.15 US cents with the swapping of 5,000 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 1.79 US cents to end at 12.2 US cents trading 2,073 shares.

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