Consolidating JSEUSD market

Trading ended on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market Wednesday, with an exchange of 61 percent fewer shares with a 44 percent fall in value from Tuesday, resulting in five securities changing hands, compared to seven on Tuesday with none rising, two declining and three ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 1.14 points to end at 217.56.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.2. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending, up to August 2023.
Overall, 227,317 shares traded for US$42,677 versus 578,306 units at US$75,902 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 45,46 units at US$8,535, compared to 82,615 shares at US$10,843 on Tuesday, with month to date average of 73,102 shares at US$8,820 versus 74,062 units at US$8,830 on the previous day. Tuesday. May ended with an average of 47,916 units for US$3,528.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with higher bids than the last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital USD share declined 0.37 of a cent to end at 7.05 US cents, with 1,000 shares crossing the exchange, Proven Investments remained at 26 US cents while exchanging 154,687 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share ended unchanged at 12.5 US cents with the swapping of 15,074 units and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.05 of a cent to 0.95 US of one cent, with 56,546 stock units changing hands
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% finished at US$1.05 with investors clearing the market of 10 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Slippage for JSE USD market

Trading ended on Monday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 572 percent and the value 38 percent lower than on Friday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in more stocks declining than increasing at the close.
Nine securities traded, compared to six on Friday, with one rising, three declining and five ending unchanged.
Overall, 492,558 shares traded for US$9,897 versus 73,292 units at US$15,839 on Friday. Trading averaged 54,729 units at US$1,100, versus 12,215 shares at US$2,640 on Friday, with the month to date average of 73,625 shares at US$8,727 versus 74,953 units at US$9,263 on the previous day. May ended with an average of 47,916 units for US$3,528.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 1.68.points to end at 217.99. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.4. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two ended with the bid higher than the last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share rose 0.05 cents to close at 7.5 US cents in switching ownership of 26,358 shares, Margaritaville remained at 14.99 US cents while exchanging 622 units, Proven Investments lost 0.99 of one cent to close at 25.01 US cents, with 6,452 stock units clearing the market. Sterling Investments shed 0.07 of a cent after ending at 2 US cents and trading 1,100 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share declined 0.01 of a cent to end at 12.9 US cents in an exchange of 751 stocks, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share finished at 11.5 US cents in trading 8,454 shares and Transjamaican Highway ended at 0.99 US cents in exchanging 448,500 stock units.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investments preference share remained at US$1.70 with 57 units crossing the market and JMMB Group 5.75% finished at US$2.25 after exchanging 264 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Sharp jump in JSE USD trading

Trading jumped sharply on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded jumping 675 percent and the value 175 percent more than on Thursday which resulted in more stocks falling than rising.
A total of eight securities traded, down from 10 on Thursday with one rising, three declining and four ending unchanged. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index slipped 0.04 points to end at 215.10.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 8.9. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending, up to August 2023.
Overall, 3,358,668 shares traded for US$92,093, up from 433,478 units at US$33,431 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 419,834 units at US$11,512, up from 43,348 shares at US$3,343 on Thursday, with month to date average of 161,249 shares at US$5,556 versus 39,563 units at US$2,754 on the previous day. May ended with an average of 47,916 units for US$3,528.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three ended with a bid higher than the last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share dropped 0.35 of a cent to close at 7.5 US cents after exchanging 2,011 shares, Margaritaville ended at 15 US cents, with 5 stocks crossing the market, Productive Business Solutions finished at US$1.15 after exchanging one stock unit. Proven Investments advanced 0.5 of a cent to 26.5 US cents in trading 221,280 units, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share fell 0.02 of a cent in closing at 11.08 US cents while exchanging 52,041 shares and Transjamaican Highway ended unchanged at 0.90 of one US cents after 3,082,665 stock units changed hands.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 5.75% remained at US$2.32 trading one and JMMB Group 6% declined 9 cents in closing at US$1.01 with the swapping of 664 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Gains for JSE USD market

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Trading closed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded climbing 81 percent and the value 150 percent more than on Wednesday, resulting in more stocks rising than falling.
A total of 10 securities traded, compared to seven on Wednesday, with three rising, one declining and six ending unchanged. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index rose 1.88 points to end at 215.14.
Overall, 433,478 shares were traded for US$33,431, up from 239,089 units at US$13,384 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 43,348 units at US$3,343, compared to 34,156 shares at US$1,912 on Wednesday, with a month to date average of 39,563 shares at US$2,754. May ended with an average of 47,916 units for US$3,528.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecast for companies with financial year ending up to August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three ended with bids higher than the last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share finished at 7.85 US cents, with 36 shares clearing the market, Margaritaville ended unchanged at 15 US cents after trading 90 stocks, Productive Business Solutions climbed 15 cents to end at US$1.15 after exchanging one unit. Proven Investments remained at 26 US cents with 32,878 stock units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share shed 0.9 of a cent to close at 11.1 US cents after exchanging 163,354 units, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share finished at 12 US cents, with 880 stock units crossing the market and Transjamaican Highway ended unchanged at 0.9 of one US cent in trading 232,023 shares.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share remained at US$1.70 trading one stock unit, JMMB Group 5.75% advanced 29 cents to end at US$2.32 with an exchange of 213 shares and JMMB Group 6% gained 8.77 cents after ending at US$1.10, with 4,002 stock units crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Slippage for JSE USD stocks

On the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, trading on Monday ended with the volume of stocks traded rising 239 percent and the value jumping 6,746 percent above trading on Friday, resulting in more stocks falling than rising.
A total of 10 securities traded, up from seven on Friday, with one rising, four declining and five were left unchanged. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index slipped 1.72 points to end at 208.05.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.1. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending, up to August 2023.
Overall, 127,202 shares were traded for US$49,782 compared to 37,542 units at US$727 on Friday. Trading averaged 12,720 units at US$4,978, compared to 5,363 shares at US$104 on Friday, with a month to date average of 45,684 shares at US$3,586 versus 47,579 units at US$3,506 on the previous day. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than the last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share remained at 7.95 US cents in exchanging 13,057 shares, Margaritaville ended unchanged at 15 US cents in an exchange of 6 stocks, Proven Investments lost 0.5 of a cent to end at 26 US cents with 43,887 units changing hands. Sterling Investments popped 0.1 of a cent in closing at 2.15 US cents with one unit clearing the market, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share ended at 12.7 US cents while exchanging 2,825 stocks, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share declined 0.01 of a cent to 12.49 US cents after trading one stock unit and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.02 of a cent to end at 0.94 of one US cent after exchanging 46,418 shares.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share ended unchanged at US$1.70 with an exchange of one unit, JMMB Group 5.75% shed 29 cents in closing at US$2.03 with the swapping of 15,003 shares and JMMB Group 6% finished at US$1.10 trading 6,003 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Modest gains for JSE USD market

Trading close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Wednesday, with a 59 percent decline in the volume of stocks traded and a 31 percent rise in the value compared to Tuesday, resulting in more stocks rising than falling.
A total of 10 securities traded, the same as Tuesday, with three rising, two declining and five ending unchanged. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index popped 0.09 points to end at 210.41.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.2. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending from September 2022 up to August 2023.
Overall, 585,815 shares traded, for US$99,060 compared to 1,415,498 units at US$75,783 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 58,582 units at US$9,906, compared to 141,550 shares at US$7,578 on Tuesday, with a month to date average of 50,649 shares at US$3,727 versus 50,121 units at US$3,315 the previous day. Tuesday. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one ending with a higher bid than the last selling price and two stocks with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share ended unchanged at 7.94 US cents after trading 11 shares, Productive Business Solutions advanced 2 cents in closing at US$1 in exchanging 12 stock units, Proven Investments finished at 26 US cents, with 369,647 units crossing the exchange. Sterling Investments lost 0.09 of a cent to end at 2.05 US cents, with 19,700 stocks changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share popped 0.53 of one cent to 12.88 US cents trading 1,007 units, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share remained at 12.5 US cents while exchanging 600 stocks and Transjamaican Highway rose 0.02 of a cent to 1 US cent after trading 194,663 stock units.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share finished at US$1.70 after trading of 115 shares, JMMB Group 5.75% declined 29.3 cents in closing at US$2.03 in an exchange of 58 stock units and JMMB Group 6% remained at US$1.10 with the swapping of two shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE USD market in 6% dive

Some 208 percent more funds entered the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Thursday over Wednesday and led to the volume of stocks traded rising 77 percent from that on the previous day, resulting in 11 securities changing hands, compared to eight on Wednesday with four rising, three declining and four ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index dropped 11.85 points, or 5.6 percent, to 211.01.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.2. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
A total of 257,178 shares traded for US$48,070, up from 145,513 units at US$15,594 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 23,380 units at US$4,370, compared to 18,189 shares at US$1,949 on Wednesday, with a month to date average of 42,005 shares at US$2,806 versus 43,699 units at US$2,664 on the previous day. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows none ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share shed 0.04 of a cent to end at 7.9 US cents in trading 42 shares, Margaritaville ended unchanged at 15 US cents, with 12 stocks clearing the market, Productive Business Solutions declined 20 cents to 98 US cents in exchanging 1,002 units. Proven Investments advanced 0.05 of one cent in closing at 26.5 US cents with 148,102 stock units changing hands, Sterling Investments climbed 0.16 of a cent to close at 2.16 US cents an exchange of 2,165 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share increased 0.59 of a cent to 12.99 US cents after exchanging 43 shares. Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share finished at 12.5 US cents after trading 2,293 units and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.02 of a cent to 1 US cent after 100,000 stocks changed hands.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share remained at US$1.70 in an exchange of 117 stocks, JMMB Group 5.75% popped 2 cents to US$2.03, with 3,400 shares crossing the market and JMMB Group 6% finished at US$1.10 with two units crossing the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

No gains for JSE USD market on Monday

There were no stock recording gains at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Monday after the volume of stocks traded fell 19 percent, with a marginally lower value than on Friday.
A total of nine securities were traded, down from 11 on Friday. No stock recorded gains, five declined and four ended unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index fell 3.29 points to end at 224.30. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.4. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between August this year to August 2023.
Overall, 246,032 shares traded, for US$54,963 compared to 302,622 units at US$59,279 on Friday.
Trading averaged 27,337 units at US$6,107, compared to 27,511 shares at US$5,389 on Friday, with month to date average of 46,342 shares at US$2,813 versus 48,162 units at US$2,498 on the previous day. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share finished at 7.9 US cents after trading 1,763 shares, Margaritaville ended at 15 US cents, with ten stock units clearing the market and Productive Business Solutions remained at US$1.18 with an exchange of 57 stocks. Proven Investments fell 0.35 of a cent to close at 26.45 US cents after 159,603 units crossed the market, Sterling Investments shed 0.24 of one cent to end at 2 US cents in exchanging 37,600 units, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share declined 0.3 of a cent to 12.65 US cents with 33,609 stock units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway lost 0.04 of one cent in closing at 1.02 US cents after trading 5,400 shares.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share dropped 27 cents after ending at US$1.70 after trading 116 stock units and JMMB Group 6% remained at US$1.02 after exchanging 7,874 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

More trading for the JSE USD market Friday

Trading on Friday ended with the volume of stocks traded jumping 1,127 percent with a 70 percent value than on Thursday, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in more stocks rising than falling.
A total of 10 securities traded, up from seven on Thursday, with four rising, two declining and four ending unchanged.
JSE US Denominated Equities Index rose 0.61 points to end at 223.73.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.4. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years closing up to the end of August 2023.
Overall, 1,007,137 shares traded, for US$21,115, up from 82,057 units at US$12,453 on Thursday. Trading averaged 100,714 units at US$2,111, up from 11,722 shares at US$1,779 on Thursday, with a month to date average of 56,313 shares at US$2,744 versus 43,627 units at US$2,925 on the previous day. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share advanced 0.85 of one cent to close at 7.9 US cents after exchanging 3,890 shares, Margaritaville remained at 15 US cents in exchanging 34 units, Productive Business Solutions dropped 1 cent to end at US$1.18, with one stock unit clearing the market. Proven Investments finished at 26 US cents trading 34,764 stocks, Sterling Investments rose 0.25 of a cent to 2.25 US cents with an exchange of 50,000 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share increased 0.55 of one cent to 12.95 US cents, with 12,078 stock units changing hands. Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share climbed 1.69 cents to close at 14.69 US cents exchanging 13 units and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.02 of a cent to end at 0.98 of one US cent with the swapping of 906,355 shares.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investments preference share ended at US$1.999, after an exchange of just one share and JMMB Group 5.75% ended unchanged at US$2.02 while exchanging one stock unit.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Big fall for JSE USD market

Trading on Wednesday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended with the volume of shares changing hands declining 64 percent, with 32 percent less than on Tuesday and resulted in five securities traded, compared to nine on Tuesday with none rising, three falling and two ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index dropped 10.72 points to end at 203.91.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.6. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending in August 2023.
51,502 shares traded for US$12,484 compared to 144,543 units at US$18,342 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 10,300 units at US$2,497 compared to 16,060 shares at US$2,038 on Tuesday, with month to date average of 100,209 shares at US$4,194 versus 103,864 units at US$4,263 on the previous day. March ended with an average of 59,258 units for US$6,669.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than the last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share remained at 7.9 US cents with 82 shares clearing the market, Productive Business Solutions declined 16 cents to close at US$1.03 after exchanging 31 stocks, Proven Investments shed 0.89 of a cent to end at 24.11 US cents in swapping 48,279 units. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share ended unchanged at 12.9 US cents, with 2,610 stock units crossing the exchange and Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share fell 2.62 cents in closing at 12.07 US cents with the swapping of 500 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.