Lumber clobbers JSE Junior market

Fresh from a release of blowout first quarter results, with profit surging 140 percent to $72 million from a 16 percent rise in revenues and pushed demand for Lumber Depot shares with an exchange of 24.4 million units in taking 78.4 percent market share and drove the volume of shares traded on the Junior Market up 407 percent over Wednesday’s level with a 547 percent jump in the value in the transfer of funds.

Lumber Depot dominated trading with 24.4 million shares.

Market activity led to 38 securities trading from 40  n Wednesday, ending with 15 rising, 16 declining and seven closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 32.29 points to 3,249.52.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in the computation of appropriate stock values, averages 11.2 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Overall, 31,088,441 shares traded for $95,481,815 compared to 6,132,229 units at $14,766,906 on Wednesday.
After lumber Depot huge trades, Future Energy Source followed by cornering 14 percent of the day’s trade, with 4.34 million units andMailpac Group ended, with 1.9 percent market share with an exchange of 581,749 units.
Trading averaged 818,117 units at $2,512,679 up from 153,306 shares at $369,173 on Wednesday and for the month to date an averages of 240,039 units at $666,328 compared to 142,840 units at $355,879 on Wednesday August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial jumped $1 to $21 in trading 178 shares, Blue Power popped 30 cents to $3.30 with an exchange of 14,930 stocks, Cargo Handlers dropped 50 cents to $7.65 with 16,948 stock units changing hands. Caribbean Assurance Brokers advanced 15 cents to $1.75 with 1,848 units traded after the stock traded at an intraday low of $1.52. Caribbean Cream gained 50 cents to close at $6.60 with a transfer of 66,547 shares, Caribbean Flavours slipped 8 cents to $1.90 with 121,050 stocks passing through the market. Consolidated Bakeries lost 10 cents to end at $1.69 with an exchange of 31,780 units, Derrimon Trading declined 5 cents to  $2.25, with 189,209 shares changing hands, Dolphin Cove fell $1.20 to $9 with 35,498 stocks traded. Express Catering dropped 30 cents to $4.90 with a transfer of 3,902 units, Fontana advanced 10 cents to $6.10 with investor switching ownership of 109,548 stock units, Future Energy Source rose 8 cents to $2.50 with an exchange of 4,342,763 shares. General Accident slipped 8 cents to $5.37 with 250,000 units changing hands, GWest Corporation increased 6 cents to 99 cents with 27,930 stock units traded, Honey Bun gained 15 cents to close at $8.70 with a transfer of 4,220 shares. Jamaican Teas slipped 6 cents to $3.74 with 78,300 stocks passing through the market, Knutsford Express climbed 10 cents to $7 with an exchange of 2,006 units, Limners and Bards shed 45 cents to close at $3.20 with 254,789 stock units changing hands. Lumber Depot rose 10 cents to $3.16 with 24,379,081 shares traded, Main Event dropped 20 cents to $4.05 with a transfer of 2,777 units, Medical Disposables added 9 cents to $4.61 with a transfer of 31,223 stock units.  Stationery and Office Supplies shed 75 cents to finish at $5.75 with investors switching ownership of 3,500 stocks, Tropical Battery lost 6 cents to end at $1.30 with 41,134 units changing hands and tTech fell 30 cents to $4.20 with 32,292 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Bloodletting continues on JSE Main Market

Declining stocks continued to dominate trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market with more bloodletting on Thursday and resulting in 6 of 8 trading days for September that closed, with more stocks falling than rising, with the volume of shares trading rising 11 percent and the value down 55 percent compared to trading on Wednesday.  
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 2,742.24 points to close at 448,496.34, the Main Index declined 2,069.01 points to 408,308.74 and the JSE Financial Index shed 0.53 points to end 99.08.
Trading ended with 51 securities, similar to Wednesday, with 14 stocks rising, 26 declining and 11 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.7 at the close based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 12,534,457 shares trading for $121,087,956 versus 11,280,652 units at $270,814,131 on Wednesday. Pulse Investments led trading with 32.6 percent for an exchange of 4.09 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm with 14.4 percent for 1.81 million units, Sagicor Select Financial Fund with 11.7 percent for 1.46 million units and QWI Investments with 10.4 percent after exchanging 1.30 million units.
Trading averages 245,774 units at $2,374,274, versus 221,189 shares at $5,310,081 on Wednesday and month to date, an average of 439,092 units at $2,737,425, in contrast to 471,739 units at $2,798,752 on Wednesday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement shed $1 to end at $105, with 4,751 shares changing hands, Eppley gained 90 cents in closing at $41.40 and exchanging 200 stocks, Guardian Holdings spiked $14 to $599 with the swapping of 2,987 stock units. Jamaica Broilers climbed $1.10 to $33.10 after exchanging 6,270 units, Jamaica Producers declined $2.22 to close at $22.18, with 7,596 units crossing the market, JMMB Group fell $1.80 in closing at $35.01 after trading 254,098 stock units. Kingston Properties lost $1.45 in ending at $8.55, with 3,000 stocks crossing the exchange, NCB Financial dropped $1.30 to $130 with 41,098 shares clearing the market, Palace Amusement fell $10 to $940, with 94 units changing hands. PanJam Investment increased $2 to end at $64 in an exchange of 2,877 shares, Pulse Investments dropped 36 cents to $3.52 after exchanging 4,085,000 stock units, Sagicor Group fell $1 to $55 while exchanging 24,140 stocks. Scotia Group popped 49 cents in closing at $39 with an exchange of 832,069 shares after the price hit a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $38 and Supreme Ventures shed 55 cents to close at $17.55, trading 9,281 units.
In the preference segmentEppley 7.25% declined $2 to $20, trading 1,000 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Falling stocks dictate Trinidad market

Falling stocks overwhelmed those rising at the close of market activity on Thursday trading, leading to declines in the market indices after trading of 30 percent fewer shares, with 37 percent less value than on Wednesday, at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
At the close, 19 securities traded compared to 17 on Wednesday, with only two stocks rising, five declining and 12 ended unchanged. The Composite Index declined 2.48 points to 1,423.93, the All T&T Index fell 3.22 points to 1,919.39 and the Cross-Listed Index slipped 0.24 points to settle at 125.27.
A total of 881,557 stock units traded for $5,327,638 compared to 1,254,220 units at $8,445,127 on Wednesday. An average of 46,398 units traded at $280,402 down from 73,778 at $496,772 on Wednesday, with trading month to date, averaging 24,594 units at $251,171 versus 20,862 units at $245,167. The average trade for August amounts to 16,186 units at $226,311.
The 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, Agostini’s remained at $24.40 trading 2,205 shares, Ansa Merchant Bank ended with an exchange of 290 stock units at $41,  crossing the market, Clico Investment Fund traded 725 stocks at $26.80. Endeavour Holdings remained at $7.01, with 172 units clearing the market, First Citizens Bank shed 1 cent to $50.30 in switching ownership of 100 stock units, GraceKennedy closed at $6.25 after exchanging 463,349 shares. Guardian Holdings fell 5 cents to $32.95 while trading 8,148 units, Guardian Media remained at $3.10 with the swapping of 71,421 units, JMMB Group dropped 4 cents to $2.11 after 200,000 stocks crossed the market. Massy Holdings popped 3 cents to $82.05 in exchange of 4,162 stock units, National Enterprises slipped 15 cents to close at $3.25, with 38,293 shares changing hands, National Flour Mills had an exchange of 4,090 units at $1.90. One Caribbean Media remained at $4.86 exchanging 67,357 units, Republic Financial Holdings popped 1 cent to $135.46, after 237 shares crossed the exchange, Scotiabank close trading of 2,550 stocks at $59.02. Trinidad & Tobago NGL remained at $16.50 trading 6,087 stock units, Trinidad Cement lost 9 cents trading 650 units at $3.91, Unilever Caribbean remained at $16.40, with 1,831 shares crossing the market and West Indian Tobacco remained at $31 in exchanging 9,890 stock units.

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

JSE Main market stocks down again

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Market activity ended on Wednesday with the volume of shares declining 84 percent and value climbing 84 percent compared to Tuesday after declining stocks exceded rising ones almost two one at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index dived 1,914.17 points to 451,238.58, the Main Index dropped 1,512.01 points to 410,377.75 and the JSE Financial Index dipped 0.69 points to 99.61.
Fifty one (51) securities traded compared to 48 on Tuesday, with 13 rising, 22 declining and 16 ending unchanged.
Overall, 11,280,652 shares trading for $270,814,131 versus 71,748,172 units at $147,521,115 on Tuesday. Pulse Investments led with 36.7 percent of total volume after trading 4.14 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm 18.6 percent, with 2.10 million units and Barita Investments, with 15.2 percent after an exchange of 1.71 million units.
Trading averages 221,189 units at $5,310,081, versus 1,494,754 shares at $3,073,357 on Tuesday and month to date, an average of 471,739 units at $2,798,752, compared to 522,647 units at $2,288,482 on Tuesday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 16 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has seven stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement declined $1 to $106 with 3,721 shares crossing the exchange, Eppley lost 25 cents at $40.50 in trading 4,327 units, Guardian Holdings declined $7 to $585 with a transfer of 5,459 stock units. Jamaica Stock Exchange popped 57 cents to $17.75 in exchanging 155 stocks, Kingston Properties rose $1.50 to $10 with the swapping of 539 shares, Kingston Wharves lost 35 cents to settle at $48.10 after owners swapped 488 stocks. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy fell $1 to $119 after exchanging 13 stock units, Palace Amusement dropped $100 to end at $950 in trading 86 units, Proven Investments shed 69 cents to $33.51 with 8,296 stocks changing hands. Sagicor Group advanced $1 to $56 in transferring 6,908 stock units, Scotia Group declined $1.47 to $38.51 with the swapping of 42,386 units, Seprod fell 67 cents to $64.33 with 1,336 shares crossing the market and Sygnus Credit Investments shed 55 cents to $15.50 in exchanging 53,421 stocks.

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

Junior Market slips Wednesday

Trading picked up over Tuesday’s levels at the close of the Junior Market on Wednesday, with 51 percent more stocks changing hands, with 9 percent greater value than on Tuesday and the market slipping modestly below Tuesday’s close.
Market activity led to 40 securities trading compared to 36 on Tuesday and ended with 12 rising, 13 declining and 15 closing unchanged, leading to the Junior Market Index slipping 2.42 points to 3,281.81. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 11.3 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading ended with 6,132,229 shares changing hands for $14,766,906 compared to 4,072,561 units at $13,535,342 on Tuesday. Future Energy Source led trading with 33.2 percent of total volume after exchanging 2.04 million shares, followed by Lumber Depot 16.8 percent with 1.03 million units and CAC 2000 9.5% preference shares with 16.3 percent after an exchange of 1.0 million units.
Trading averaged 153,306 units at $369,173 in contrast to 113,127 at $375,982 on Tuesday and month to date an average of 142,840 units at $355,879, versus 140,590 units at $353,021 on Tuesday.August closed with an average of 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Blue Power fell 10 cents to $3 with an exchange of 160,666 shares, CAC 2000 dipped 15 cents to $9.15 with 500 units changing hands, Cargo Handlers rallied 54 cents to $8.15 with 172 stock units traded. Caribbean Assurance Brokers slipped 5 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $1.60 with investors switching ownership of 96,876 stocks, Caribbean Cream lost 19 cents to close at $6.10 with a transfer of 53,979 shares, Dolphin Cove declined by 5 cents to $10.20 with an exchange of 3,006 stock units. Elite Diagnostic rose 6 cents to $3.07 with 70 units changing hands, Express Catering shed 30 cents to settle at $5.20 with 14,153 stocks traded, General Accident popped 10 cents to $5.45 with 4,055 shares passing through the market. Honey Bun rose 5 cents to $8.55 with a transfer of 59,488 stock units, iCreate slipped 5 cents to 80 cents with an exchange of 229,367 stocks, Indies Pharma spiked 5 cents to $3.50 with 9,791 units changing hands. Knutsford Express lost 10 cents to close at $6.90 with 2,027 shares traded, Lasco Manufacturing dropped 14 cents to $4.85, with investors switching ownership of 9,651 stocks, Limners and Bards increased by 10 cents to $3.65 with a transfer of 4,023 units. Lumber Depot rose 7 cents to $3.06, with 1,031,956 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables shed 57 cents to $4.52, with 40,000 stocks traded and tTech dropped 20 cents to $4.50 with 9,000 shares crossing the exchange.

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

JSE USD market trading uptick Wednesday

The volume of stocks trading on Wednesday surged 2,242 percent, while the value fell 57 percent from Tuesday’s levels, resulting in more stocks falling than rising at the close of the JSE USD market.
Similar to Tuesday, four securities changed hands on Wednesday, ending with the price of one rising and three declining. The US Denominated Equities Index fell markedly by 9.18 points to 177.86, down 4.5 percent for the year to date.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 11.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 404,000 shares traded for US$217,578 compared to 17,249 units at US$3,749 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 101,000 units at US$54,395, compared to 4,312 shares at US$937 on Tuesday, while the month to date averages 22,435 at US$8,728 versus 9,864 units at US$1,422 on Tuesday. August ended with an average of 210,413 units for US$12,959.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than its last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital slipped 0.2 of a cent to a 52 weeks’ low of 6.8 US cents with 3,000 shares changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments USD lost 0.1 of a cent to end at 12.4 US cents with 101,000 stocks traded and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.1 of a cent to 0.8 US cents with 100,000 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% gained 2 cents to close at US$1.02 with 200,000 units changing hands.

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

Trading surges on T&T exchange

Market activity ended on Wednesday after more stocks rose than declined, and a burst in trading with 364 percent more shares, valued 75 percent more than on Tuesday, on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
At the close, 17 securities traded compared to 16 on Tuesday, with six stocks rising, four declining and seven remaining unchanged. The Composite Index declined 0.45 points to 1,426.41, the All T&T Index popped 0.23 points to settle at 1,922.61 and the Cross-Listed Index fell 0.16 points to 125.51.
Overall, 1,254,220 shares traded at $8,445,127, up from 270,850 units at $4,829,771 on Tuesday. An average of 73,778 units traded at $496,772 compared to 16,928 shares at $311,861 on Tuesday, with trading month to date averaging 20,862 units at $246,167 versus 11,293 units at $200,845. The average trade for August amounts to 16,186 units at $226,311.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s traded 677 shares at $24.40, Angostura Holdings climbed 30 cents to $16.85 50 stocks crossing the exchange, Clico Investment Fund gained $1.29 in closing at $26.80 in an exchange of 4,832 units. First Citizens Bank popped 5 cents to $50.31 after trading 1,662 stock units, GraceKennedy fell 4 cents to $6.25 in exchanging 802,472 shares, Guardian Holdings remained at $33 after trading 4 units. Guardian Media ended at $3.10 in trading 101,000 stocks, JMMB Group rallied 2 cents to $2.15 in switching ownership of 28,853 stock units, Massy Holdings declined 8 cents to $82.02 while exchanging 4,184 units. National Enterprises lost 1 cent to end at $3.40 with an exchange of 9,757 shares, NCB Financial Group closed at $8.25 in exchanging 252,467 stocks, One Caribbean Media remained at $4.86 after 34,903 stock units crossed the market. Point Lisas ended at $3.20 after trading 54 shares, Scotiabank advanced 2 cents to $59.02, with 1,021 stock units changing hands, Trinidad & Tobago NGL dropped 80 cents to close at $16.50 with the swapping of 5,622 stocks. Trinidad Cement popped 10 cents to $4 after exchanging 5,449 units and Unilever Caribbean held at $16.40, with 1,213 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Gains for Junior Market on Tuesday

Trading closed on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 40 percent and the value dropping 11 percent from Monday’s trades, with the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market ending trading on the up that almost recovered Monday’s 31 point loss.
Thirty six securities traded on Tuesday, compared to 38 on Monday, ending with 12 rising, 14 declining and 10 closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index spiked 28.14 points to 3,284.23, The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 11.4 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading ended with 4,072,561 shares changing hands for $13,535,342 compared to 6,820,741 units at $15,123,760 on Monday. Future Energy Source led trading with 30.9 percent of total volume after trading 1.26 million shares, followed by General Accident, 15.4 percent, with 625,475 units and Derrimon Trading with 9.3 percent after an exchange of 377,233 shares.
Trading averaged 113,127 units at $375,982 in contrast to 179,493 at $397,994 on Monday. Trading month to date, averages 140,590 units at $353,021, compared to 147,181 units at $347,510 on Monday. August averaged 464,471 units at $1,258,652.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Blue Power increased 5 cents to $3.10 after 94,833 shares crossed the market, Caribbean Assurance Brokers fell 10 cents to $1.65 while exchanging 11,534 units. Caribbean Cream rallied 14 cents to $6.29 trading 136,110 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries rose 4 cents to $1.79 after 4,000 stocks swapped ownership, Derrimon Trading declined 4 cents to $2.31 in exchanging 377,233 shares. Dolphin Cove dropped 85 cents to $10.25 in trading 33,465 units, Elite Diagnostic shed 8 cents in ending at $3.01 trading 1,045 stock units, Express Catering declined 22 cents to $5.50 in exchanging 500 shares, Future Energy Source rallied 33 cents to end at $2.41 after exchanging 1,258,359 stock, GWest Corporation gained 8 cents to end at 93 cents in an exchange of 2,000 units. Honey Bun lost 6 cents to close at $8.50, with 32,185 shares changing hands, Jamaican Teas advanced 7 cents to $3.80 with the swapping of 18,324 units. Knutsford Express spiked 14 cents to $7, finishing trading of 6,710 stock units, Lasco Distributors popped 4 cents to $4 in trading 263,992 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing rallied 14 cents to $4.99 in switching ownership of 23,713 shares. Limners and Bards increased 25 cents to $3.55 after 65,048 stocks crossed the exchange, Paramount Trading advanced 14 cents to $1.14 after exchanging 2,973 units and Stationery and Office Supplies lost 50 cents in ending at $6.50 after an exchange of 53,724 shares.

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

Rising stocks beat up decliners

Market activity ended on Tuesday, with the volume of shares trading surging 199 percent, but with 30 percent less value than Monday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market as rising stocks exceeded those declining, resulting in a mild drop in the Main market indices. 
The All Jamaican Composite Index dropped 197.40 points to 453,152.75, the Main Index shed 135.29 points to end at 411,889.76 and the JSE Financial Index popped 0.10 points to settle at 100.30.
Forty eight securities traded similar to Monday and ended, with 22 stocks rising, 15 declining and 11 finishing unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 15.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 71,748,172 shares trading for $147,521,115 versus 24,034,258 units at $209,918,283 on Monday. Sagicor Select Financial Fund led trading by controlling 91 percent of total volume, with 65.3 million shares, followed by Wigton Windfarm, 2.4 percent, with 1.75 million units and QWI Investments with 566,303 units for 0.8 percent market share.
Trading averages 1,494,754 units at $3,073,357, compared to 500,714 shares at $4,373,298 on Monday and month to date, an average of 522,647 units at $2,288,482 versus 292,789 units at $2,103,896 on Monday. August closed with an average of 480,039 units at $8,561,549.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement fell 99 cents to end at $107, trading 4,081 shares, Eppley rose 25 cents to close at $40.75 in trading 1,275 stock, GraceKennedy popped $1 to $102 in switching ownership of 488,001 stock units. Guardian Holdings spiked $12 to end at $592 in trading 3,359 units, Jamaica Broilers dropped $1.07 in closing at $32.03 while exchanging 22,103 shares, Jamaica Producers shed 43 cents to end at $24.24 after 260,006 stock units crossed the exchange. JMMB Group climbed 32 cents to $36.83 with the swapping of 39,284 stocks, Kingston Properties declined $1.75 to $8.50, with 16,969 units changing hands, Kingston Wharves climbed $1.90 to $48.45 with an exchange of 1,001 stock units. Mayberry Investments rallied 25 cents to $6, with 500 shares crossing the market, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy rose $1 to $120, with 1,032 stock units changing hands, NCB Financial gained $1.40 to $131.40 after exchanging 116,300 stock units. Palace Amusement fell $50 to $1050 in exchange of just two shares, Proven Investments gained $1.20 in closing at $34.20 and exchanging 71,444 stock units, Sagicor Group dropped $2.39 to $55 in an exchange of 28,393 shares. Seprod climbed 25 cents to end at $65, with 6,168 units clearing the market, Supreme Ventures rose 30 cents to $18.10 with the swapping of 155,281 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments rallied 39 cents to $16.05 after trading 142,871 units.
In the preference segmentEppley 5% declined 25 cents, ending at a 52 weeks’ low of $20 with an exchange of 224 stocks and JMMB Group 7.15% – 2028 increased 36 cents to $3.35 trading 9,600 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading activity plunges on JSE USD market

Trading activity dropped sharply on Tuesday and ended with the volume of shares changing hands plunging 65 percent after trading ended, with far less funds than on Monday, at the close of the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulting in more stocks falling than rising.
Trading ended with four securities changing hands, down from eight on Monday with the price of one stock rising, two declining and one remaining unchanged. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 5.15 points to end at 187.04.
Overall, 17,249 shares traded, for US$3,749 compared to 49,101 units at US$9,065 on Monday. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 11.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Trading averaged 4,312 units at US$937 compared to 6,138 shares at US$1,133 on Monday, while the month to date averages 9,864 at US$1,422 versus 10,922 units at US$1,514 on Monday. August ended with an average of 210,413 units for US$12,959.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last sale price and two with lower offers.
At the close, Proven Investments fell 1.69 cents to close at 22.01 US cents, with 17,094 shares changing hands, Sterling Investments popped 0.12 of a cent in ending at 2.12 US cents, just two stocks crossing the market, Sygnus Credit Investments US$ share remained at 12.5 US cents trading 151 stock units and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.03 of a cent to 0.9 US cents in trading mere two units.

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