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.

Mixed fortune for JSE Main market

Market activity ended on Wednesday with mixed results after an exchange of 15 percent fewer shares, with a 131 percent greater value than on Tuesday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market leaving the market indices with mixed results at the close.
The All Jamaican Composite Index rose 170.16 points to 461,596.19, the JSE Main Index shed 189.24 points to end at 421,657.62 and the JSE Financial Index dipped 0.18 points to 103.56.
Trading ended with 46 securities down from 52 on Tuesday, with 16 stocks rising, 15 declining and 15 ending unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes an appropriate stock value averages 16.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 6,341,667 shares trading for $102,594,305 versus 7,489,347 units at $44,473,648 on Tuesday. Scotia Group led trading with 21.6 percent of total volume for an exchange of 1.37 million shares followed by Transjamaican Highway 18 percent with 1.14 million units and Wigton Windfarm 16.1 percent with 1.02 million units.
Trading averaged 137,862 units at $2,230,311, compared to 144,026 shares at $855,262 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 141,133 units at $1,500,693. July ended with an average of 322,932 units at $15,201,099.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has ten stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Caribbean Cement rallied $1 to $93 in exchanging 2,758 shares, Eppley spiked $1.70 to $40 in switching ownership of 521 units, First Rock Capital rose 93 cents to $14.38 with 688 stock units changing hands, GraceKennedy climbed $4 to $102 in trading 30,011 units. Guardian Holdings dropped $20 to a 52 weeks’ low of $630 with the swapping of 29,390 stock units, JMMB Group slipped 40 cents to $37 in an exchange of 92,682 shares, Kingston Properties popped $1.29 to $9.79 with the transfer of 1,290 units. Mayberry Jamaican Equities lost 30 cents in closing at $8.70 in trading 3,500 stock units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy spiked $7 to $137 in exchanging 1 share, NCB Financial fell $1.10 to $138.50 in exchanging 18,337 stocks. Proven Investments rose 38 cents to $35.29, with 6,916 units crossing the market, Pulse Investments picked up 21 cents to end at $4.01 in switching ownership of 435,468 stock units, Sagicor Group spiked $1 to $57 with 11,682 units crossing the exchange. Scotia Group popped $1 to $42 in trading 1,366,726 shares, Seprod fell $1 to $71 in an exchange of 3,804 stocks, Supreme Ventures gained 30 cents in closing at $20.50 with a transfer of 113,365 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments popped 58 cents to $14.80 after exchanging 63,362 shares but after trading at a 52 weeks’ intraday low of $13.99 and Wisynco Group lost 22 cents to settle at $15.65 with 362,752 stocks crossing the market.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.25% shed 40 cents to close at $6.10 in an exchange of 5,544 shares and JMMB Group 7.25% lost 20 cents in ending at $1.30 after ownership of 13,508 units was switched.
In the corporate Bond segment, Guardian Holdings 6.5% due 2025 rose 35 cents to close at 4103.51 after 5 million units were exchanged.

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

Trading remains buoyant on TTSE

Market activity ended on Wednesday resulted in more securities trading but with 20 percent fewer shares carrying a slightly higher value than on Tuesday, resulting in an equal number of stocks rising and falling at the close of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.

Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchange Head Quarters

Twenty two (22) securities traded compared to 21 on Tuesday, with five rising, five declining and 12 closing unchanged. The Composite Index rose 1.14 points to 1,421.49, the All T&T Index popped 1.10 points to close at 1,933.91 and the Cross-Listed Index added 0.17 points to end at 122.37.
A total of 353,428 shares were traded for $3,625,335 compared to 441,934 units at $3,562,074 on Tuesday. An average of 16,065 units traded at $164,788 compared to 21,044 shares at $169,623 on Tuesday. The average trade month to date, amounts to 18,497 units at $167,150. The average trade for July ended at 20,941 units at $221,079.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s traded 848 stocks at $24.55, Angostura Holdings ended at $16.49 in exchanging 1,182 units, Ansa Mcal had an exchange of 20 shares at $59. Calypso Macro Investment Fund shed 6 cents to close at $16.16 trading 5 stock units, Clico Investment Fund closed at $27 after trading 14,500 units, Endeavour Holdings fell 93 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of $7.01 with an exchange of 1,500 stocks First Citizens Bank fell 10 cents to $50.10 while exchanging 3,717 stock units, FirstCaribbean International Bank remained at $6.50 after 200 stocks changed hands, GraceKennedy ended at $6.30 in exchanging 243,414 units. Guardian Holdings traded 2,410 shares at $32.50, Guardian Media ended at $3.10 after 3,180 stock units crossed the market, JMMB Group closed at $2.05 after exchanging 650 units. Massy Holdings rose 40 cents to $80.50 after the trading of 2,988 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed 8 cents to 98 US cents, with an exchange of 1,000 units. National Enterprises settled at $3.90 with an exchange of 20,616 units, NCB Financial Group popped 1 cent to $8.01 in switching ownership of 44,734 stocks. One Caribbean Media rallied 10 cents to $4.15 with the swapping of 1,000 stocks, Republic Financial Holdings spiked $2.50 to $138 in exchanging 3,033 stock units, Scotiabank closed at $59 after exchanging 1,508 stocks. Trinidad & Tobago NGL shed 25 cents to $17.70, with 620 shares crossing the market,  Cement lost 4 cents to close at $3.96 in switching ownership of 1,003 stocks and West Indian Tobacco settled at $32, with 5,300 stock units changed hands.

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

JSE USD market rallies into August

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 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.

August off to steady start in TTSE trading

Market activity ended on Tuesday, the first trading day of August, with the majority of stocks prices closing unchanged as rising stocks edged out those falling on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange as the volume of stocks changing hands jumped 143 percent, but with 21 percent fall in value compared to Friday’s activities.
Trading ended with 21 active securities, up from 18 on Friday, with five stocks rising, three declining and 13 ending unchanged.
The Composite Index rallied 2.87 points to close at 1,420.35, the All T&T Index gained 2.96 points to settle at 1,932.81 and the Cross-Listed Index advanced 0.39 points tand finished at  122.20.
A total of, 441,934 shares traded for $3,562,098 compared to 182,034 units at $4,513,902 on Friday
An average of 21,044 units traded at $169,623 compared to 10,113 at $250,772 on Friday. The average trade for July amounts to 20,941 units at $221,079.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Agostini’s ended at $24.55 in switching ownership of 534 shares, Angostura Holdings ended at $16.49 after trading 5 shares, Ansa Mcal remained at $59, with 2,855 stock units clearing the market. Clico Investment Fund closed at $27 after exchanging 1,021 stock units, Endeavour Holdings ended at $7.94 in exchanging 3 units. First Citizens Bank traded 100 stock units at $50.20, GraceKennedy advanced 15 cents to $6.30 while exchanging 353,258 units, Guardian Holdings ended at $32.50 with an exchange of 6,905 shares. JMMB Group gained 2 cents in closing at $2.05 in exchanging 4 stock units, L.J Williams B share slipped 16 cents to $1.34 in an exchange of 50 stock units, Massy Holdings shed 40 cents to $80.10 while exchanging 1,887 stocks. National Enterprises remained at $3.90 in trading 22,770 stocks, National Flour Mills increased 5 cents to $2.05 trading 7,600 stock units, NCB Financial Group closed at $8, with 29,779 stock units changing hands. Prestige Holdings settled at $7.50 after exchanging 197 stocks, Republic Financial Holdings ended at $135.50, with 200 stock units crossing the market, Scotiabank remained at $59 in switching ownership of 2,160 stock units. Trinidad & Tobago NGL climbed 45 cents to $17.95 in trading 5,577 shares, Trinidad Cement rose 25 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $4, with 1,010 stock units clearing the market, Unilever Caribbean slipped 1 cent to $16.32 in switching ownership of 1,205 shares and West Indian Tobacco remained at $32 with the swapping of 4,814 stock units.

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

Negative August start for JSE Majors

Stocks started off with losses in the Main Market indices on Tuesday to commence the new month with declining stocks outclassing rising ones more than two to one, with an exchange of 56 percent fewer shares valued 82 percent less than in trading on Friday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index fell 2,057.62 points to end at 461,426.03, the JSE Main Index fell 2,288.15 points to 421,846.86 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.74 points to 103.74.
Trading ended with 52 securities compared to 48 on Friday, with 11 rising, 25 declining and 16 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, averages 16.2 based on ICInsider.com forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 7,489,347 shares trading for $44,473,648 versus 16,885,082 units at $243,553,449 on Friday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 21.3 percent of total volume after exchanging 1.60 million shares followed by Wigton Windfarm 20.3 percent, with an exchange of 1.52 million units, QWI Investments controlled 16.8 percent of the market with 1.26 million units and Sagicor Select Financial Fund 14.4 percent after 1.08 million units changed hands.
Trading averaged 144,026 units at $855,262, compared to 351,773 shares at $5,074,030on Friday. Trading for July ended with an average of 322,932 units at $15,201,099.
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 spiked 90 cents to $83.90 in trading 1,918 units, Caribbean Cement declined $2.99 to close at $92 with the swapping of 13,745 stock units, Eppley fell $1.70 to $38.30 in switching ownership of 1,891 stocks, Guardian Holdings rallied $1 to $650 in transferring 317 shares, after hitting a 52 weeks’ low of $630. Jamaica Broilers rose 77 cents to $36.40 after 14,855 stocks cleared the market. Jamaica Producers lost 20 cents ending at $23.50 with 8,274 units changing hands, Jamaica Stock Exchange dipped 39 cents to $17.40 with the swapping of 14,293 shares, Kingston Wharves shed $1.24 to finish at $47.76 with an exchange of 4,660 stocks. Margaritaville slipped 42 cents to $14.08 with 60 units crossing the market, NCB Financial dropped $2.40 to $139.60 in transferring 44,860 stock units, Palace Amusement dived $10 to $1,040 in an exchange of 97 units. PanJam Investment shed $1 to close at $64 in trading 3,648 stocks, Pulse Investments fell 20 cents to $3.80 with 20,645 shares clearing the market. Sagicor Group shed $2 to settle at $56 with 71,600 stocks changing hands, Scotia Group fell $1 to $41 after crossing the exchange with 9,844 units, Stanley Motta shed 45 cents at $5.30 with a transfer of 38,239 stocks, Supreme Ventures popped 20 cents to $20.20 in trading 27,025 units and Sygnus Credit Investments lost 28 cents to close at $14.22 in switching ownership of 30,162 stocks.
In the preference segment, Eppley 8.25% gained 40 cents to close at $6.50 in an exchange of 718 shares.

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

Stocks closed out July mixed on the TTSE

Market activity ended on Friday, with a 375 percent spike in the number of shares trading, with the value surging 485 percent above Thursday outturn, resulting in an equal number of stocks rising and falling at the close of trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
At the close, 18 securities traded compared to 15 on Thursday, with an equal number of six rising, declining and remaining unchanged. The Composite Index dipped 3.14 points to 1,417.48, the All T&T Index shed 0.19 points to 1,929.85 to close out July with a modest gain over just over one percent for the month, leading to a rise of 8.9 percent year to date. The Cross-Listed Index slipped 0.88 points to settle at 121.81.
A total of 182,034 shares traded for $4,513,902, up from 38,309 units at $772,201 on Thursday. An average of 10,113 units traded at $250,772 compared to 2,554 at $51,480 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date amounts to 20,941 units at $221,073 versus 21,495 units at $219,555. The average trade for June amounts to 45,770 units at $724,497.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close, Angostura Holdings rallied 6 cents to $16.49 after trading 298 shares, Ansa Mcal spiked $1.50 to $59 in exchanging one unit, Calypso Macro Investment Fund settled at $16.22 in switching ownership of 836 units, Clico Investment Fund fell 50 cents to $27 in switching ownership of 4,833 stock units. First Citizens Bank climbed 20 cents to $50.20 in an exchange of 43 shares. GraceKennedy closed at $6.15 in switching ownership of 223 units, Guardian Holdings fell $1.25 in ending at $32.50 after trading  30,221 units, JMMB Group inched 1 cent higher to $2.03, with 21,440 stock units changing hands. L.J. Williams B share ended at $1.50 with an exchange of 7 stock units, Massy Holdings spiked 40 cents to $80.50 in switching ownership of 49 stocks, National Enterprises advanced 5 cents to $3.90 after 21,504 shares changed hands. National Flour Mills closed at $2 with the swapping of 500 stock units. NCB Financial Group declined 15 cents to $8 after exchanging 10,000 units. Republic Financial Holdings slipped 5 cents to $135.50, with 674 stock units crossing the market. Scotiabank settled at $59 after exchanging 30,329 stock units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL dipped 2 cents to $17.50, finishing, with 29,082 units changing hands, Unilever Caribbean ended at $16.33 while exchanging 15,605 stocks and West Indian Tobacco dropped 49 cents $32 after 16,389 stock units crossed the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Mixed trading for JSE Main Market

On the penultimate trading day of July, market activity ended with mixed on Thursday, just one stock separating stocks rising and declining after an exchange of 18 percent fewer shares, with 41 percent higher value than on Wednesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index added just 48.11 points to end at 460,076.56, the JSE Main Index shed 405.69 points to finish at 420,886.99 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.23 points to 103.72.
Similar to Wednesday, 49 securities traded, with 20 rising, 19 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines appropriate stock values, averages 16.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
A total of 11,830,600 shares traded for $136,776,530 versus 14,440,911 units at $97,082,889 on Wednesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 38.8 percent after 4.59 million shares changed hands, followed by Radio Jamaica 13.2 percent, with 1.56 million units and QWI Investments 9.1 percent after an exchange of 1.08 million units.
Trading averaged 241,441 units at $2,791,358, compared to 294,712 shares at $1,981,283 on Wednesday. Trading month to date averages 321,606 units at $15,666,712, in contrast to 325,554 units at $16,300,774 on Wednesday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose $1.20 to end at $84.70 after exchanging 8,897 shares, Eppley popped $5.77 to $41.87 in trading 1,017 stocks, GraceKennedy lost 30 cents to finish at $99.70 in switching ownership of 117,507 stock units, Guardian Holdings shed $9 to $640 with the swapping of 3,932 units. Jamaica Broilers popped 49 cents to $36.49 in exchanging 6,875 shares, Jamaica Producers rallied $1.50 to $23.50 after transferring 1,500 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 53 cents to $17.83 in trading 3,054 stocks. JMMB Group fell 48 cents to $37.40 with a transfer of 252,605 stock units, Kingston Properties gained 36 cents to end at $9.90 in switching ownership of 5,437 units. Mayberry Investments fell 20 cents to $5.70 in exchanging 11,932 stocks, NCB Financial declined $3 to $139 after 23,985 shares cleared the market. Palace Amusement popped $30 to close at $1,050 in switching ownership of 75 units, Pulse Investments lost 25 cents in closing at $3.76 with the swapping of 414,730 shares, Sagicor Group declined $1 to $55 with 57,606 stock units crossing the market, Scotia Group spiked 50 cents to $41.50 with 446 units clearing the market and Supreme Ventures shed 50 cents at $20 in switching ownership of 10,621 stocks.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 7% rose 24 cents to $1.84 in trading 541 units.

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.

Low trading for Trinidad stocks

Declining stocks outpaced those rising almost two one at the close of market activity on Thursday, with an 11 percent rise in the volume of shares trading over Wednesday activities, even as the level of trading remains subdued, resulting in mixed fortune for the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
At the close, 15 securities traded compared to 16 on Wednesday, with four rising, seven declining and four remaining unchanged. The Composite Index shed 2.07 points to 1,420.62, the All T&T Index rose 2.01 points to 1,930.04, and the Cross-Listed Index shed 0.90 points to settle at 122.69.
Overall, 38,309 shares traded for $772,201 up from 34,566 units at $716,969 on Wednesday.
An average of 2,554 units traded at $51,480 compared to 2,160 at $45,070 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average shares traded amounts to 21,495 units at $219,555 versus 22,338 units at $227,036. The average trade for June ended at 45,770 units at $724,497.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Ansa McAl declined 50 cents to $57.50 in exchanging 2,646 stocks, Calypso Macro Investment Fund fell 28 cents to $16.22 after exchanging 200 units, Clico Investment Fund climbed 50 cents to $27.50, with 4,244 stock units changing hands. First Citizens Bank dipped 30 cents to $50 after trading 71 stocks, GraceKennedy closed at $6.15 in switching ownership of 962 shares. Guardian Holdings spiked 75 cents to $33.75 in swapping  6,267 units, JMMB Group slipped 8 cents to $2.02 while exchanging 15,982 shares, Massy Holdings shed 40 cents to end at $80.10, with 1,583 units changing hands. NCB Financial Group dropped 4 cents to $8.15 in an exchange of 230 shares, Prestige Holdings remained at $7.50, with 1,550 stocks crossing the exchange, Republic Financial Holdings advanced 4 cents to $135.55, trading 73 stock units. Scotiabank rose 45 cents to $59, with 232 units clearing the market, Trinidad & Tobago NGL shed 3 cents to $17.52 in switching ownership of 3,000 shares, Unilever Caribbean closed at $16.33 with the swapping of 500 units and West Indian Tobacco traded 769 stock units at $32.49.

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