Modest trading for JSE USD equities

Trading on Friday ended with the JSE USD Equity Index slipping 0.81 points to 198.06, after trading 499 percent more shares than on Thursday, on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulting in more stocks falling than rising.

Seven securities traded, up from four on Thursday with prices of two rising, four declining and one remaining unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, averages 12.4 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, a total of 188,607 shares traded for US$31,769 compared to 31,160 units at US$4,667 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 26,944 units at US$4,538, in contrast to 7,790 shares at US$1,167 on Thursday. Trading averaged 89,302 units for the month to date at US$4,884 in contrast to 95,123 units at US$4,916 on Thursday. May ended with an average of 138,035 units for US$17,391.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital dipped 0.5 of a cent in closing at 8.5 US cents after trading just one share, Margaritaville increased 0.85 of a cent to close at 9 US cents after exchanging 100,000 stocks, Proven Investments declined 0.45 of a cent to 25.5 US cents in exchanging 30,050 stock units. Sterling Investments remained at 2 US cents in exchanging 24,905 units, Sygnus Credit Investments shed 0.19 of a cent to close at 14.8 US cents, in trading just one unit, Transjamaican Highway gained 0.01 of a cent to end at 0.87 of a US cent in an exchange of 19,650 stocks.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% declined 7 cents to end at US$1.03, with 12,000 stock units crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Slight gains for the US Market on Tuesday

Trading picked up moderately on Tuesday, with 15 percent more shares than on Monday, after 122 percent more funds chased stocks on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulting in more stocks advancing than falling.
Five securities traded on Tuesday, similar to Monday, with prices of three stocks rising, one declining and one remaining unchanged. The JSE USD Equity Index rose  0.76 points to close at 198.43.
The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, ended at 12.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Trading ended with 493,662 shares changing hands for US$19,410 up from 428,557 units at US$8,730 on Monday. The average trade ended with 98,732 shares at US$3,882, in contrast to 85,711 shares at US$1,746 on Monday. Trading month to date averages 102,200 units at US$4,873 in contrast to 102,489 units at US$4,956 on Monday. May ended with an average of 138,035 units for US$17,391.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stocks with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital gained 0.3 of a cent to finish at 9 US cents, trading 15,710 shares, Margaritaville rose 0.12 of a cent to 8.15 US cents with an exchange of 2,305 units, Proven Investments remained at 25.99 US cents with 36,850 stock units changing hands. Sterling Investments lost 0.04 of a cent to close at 2 US cents with 386,182 stock units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway added 0.02 of a cent to finish at 0.88 US cents with 52,615 shares crossing the exchange.

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

Trading drops for JSE USD market

Market activity plunged in Friday’s trading following a 79 percent decline in the number of shares passing through the market compared to Thursday, as just 95,711 shares changing hands for US$37,218, down from 455,961 units at US$32,480 on Thursday, on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Just five securities traded on Friday, compared to six on Thursday, with two rising, two declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index lost 0.20 points to end at 200.95. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, averages 12.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Trading averaged 19,142 units at US$7,444, in contrast to 75,994 shares at US$5,413 on Thursday. Trading averaged 104,015 units for the month to date at US$5,247 in contrast to 112,502 units at US$5,028 on Thursday. May ended with an average of 138,035 units for US$17,391.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, 200 shares of First Rock Capital traded at 9 US cents, Margaritaville shed 0.97 of a cent to close at 8.03 US cents with an exchange of 53,643 stock units, Proven Investments slipped 0.01 of a cent to close at 25.98 US cents while exchanging 8,690 stock units and Sygnus Credit Investments rose 0.2 of a cent to 15.2 US cents after 20,278 shares crossed the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% traded 12,900 shares and advanced 8 cents to US$2.10.

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

Slight gains for USD Market Wednesday

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Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange USD market closed on Wednesday with a modest rise in the market index after investors traded 16 percent more shares with 536 percent greater value than on Tuesday, with more stocks falling than rising at the close.
Similar to Tuesday with six securities changed hands on Wednesday, with two stocks rising and four declining.
The JSE USD Equity Index added 0.12 points to end at 199.37. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, averaged 12.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 560,213 shares traded for US$42,922 up from 484,422 units at US$6,746 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 93,369 units at US$7,154, versus  80,737 shares at US$1,124 on Tuesday. Month to date trading averages 117,480 units at US$4,975 versus 121,287 units at US$4,631 on Tuesday. May ended with an average of 138,035 units for US$17,391.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending with the bid higher than its last selling price and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital rose 0.05 of a cent to close at 8.7 US cents with 2,875 shares changing hands, Margaritaville shed 1 cent to finish at 9 US cents with an exchange of 190,152 stock units, Proven Investments slipped 0.09 of a cent to end at 26 US cents with 6,662 stocks traded. Sygnus Credit Investments increased 0.29 of a cent to 15.3 US cents with a transfer of 643 shares and Transjamaican Highway lost 0.01 of a cent to 0.85 US cents with 349,856 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% dipped 3 cents to close at US$2.02 with 10,025 shares changing hands.

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

JSE USD Market falters on Tuesday

Trading on the US Dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange ended on Tuesday with the market declining as investors traded 58 percent fewer shares than on Monday, with a 92 percent fall in value and ended with slightly more stocks falling than rising.
At the close, six securities changed hands, similar to Monday, two gained, three declined and one finished unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index lost 1.21 points to finish at 199.25. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock averages 12.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 484,422 shares traded at US$6,746 compared to 1,161,401 units at US$79,940 on Monday.
Trading averaged 80,737 units at US$1,124, in contrast to 193,567 shares at US$13,323 on Monday.  Month to date trading averages 121,287 units at US$4,631 in contrast to 128,890 units at US$5,289 on Monday. May ended with an average of 138,035 units for US$17,391.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and four with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital slipped 0.35 of a cent to finish at 8.65 US cents with an exchange of 4,000 shares, Margaritaville advanced 1 cent to 10 US cents with 9,962 stock units changing hands, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy climbed 22 cents to US$1.15 with investors switching ownership of 310 units. Sygnus Credit Investments finished at 15.01 US cents with a transfer of 2,000 shares and Transjamaican Highway lost 0.06 of a cent to settle at 0.86 US cents with 467,450 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% shed 7 cents to close at US$1.03 with 700 shares changing hands.

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

Trading picks up on JSE USD Market

The total volume of shares trading spiked 562 percent on Monday than on Friday, ended with the value rising 160 percent at the close of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market and the market index lost 0.05 points to 200.46.
Trading ended with six securities changing hands, similar to Friday, with three rising, two declining and one ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, averages 12.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, a total of 1,161,401 shares traded for US$79,940 up from 175,570 units at US$30,696 on Friday.
Trading averaged 193,567 units at US$13,323, in contrast to 29,262 shares at US$5,116 on Friday. Trading averaged 128,890 units for the month to date at US$5,289 in contrast to 113,965 units at US$3,435 on Friday. May ended with an average of 138,035 units for US$17,391.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital ended trading of one share at 9 US cents, Margaritaville lost 0.9 of a cent to close at 9 US cents after 176,842 units crossed the market, Proven Investments gained 0.1 of a cent to end at 26.09 US cents, with 164,560 stock units changing hands. Sterling Investments rose 0.09 of a cent in ending at 2.39 US cents after 814,150 stock units cleared the market and Sygnus Credit Investments dropped 0.29 of a cent to 15.01 US cents in trading 5,800 stock units.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.75% increased 3 cents in ending at US$2.05 with 48 stock units clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Modest gains for JSE USD Market

Stocks rose modestly on the USD Market on Thursday, after seven securities traded on Thursday compared to five on Wednesday, with the prices of four rising and three declining at the close of the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange and ended, with JSE USD Equities Index popping 0.27 points to end at 197.32.
The PE Ratioa measure that determines an appropriate value of each stock, averages 12.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, the volume of stocks traded rose moderately on Thursday, with 149,296 shares changing hands for US$18,104, up from 129,505 units at US$12,398 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 21,328 units at US$2,586, in contrast to 25,901 shares at US$2,480 on Wednesday. Month-to-date trading averages 139,376 units at US$2,930 in contrast to 202,941 units at US$3,115 on Tuesday. May averaged 138,035 units for US$17,391.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital rose 0.01 of a cent to 9 US cents after trading 13,500 shares, Margaritaville advanced 0.9 of a cent to 9.9 US cents with 3,984 stock units traded,  MPC Caribbean Clean Energy slipped 2 cents to 93 US cents trading 500 units. Proven Investments declined 0.9 of a cent to end at 25 US cents with 50,282 shares changing hands, Sterling Investments rose 0.05 of a cent to 2.05 US cents with 24,297 stocks traded, Sygnus Credit Investments declined by 0.29 of a cent to 15.2 US cents with a transfer of 16,733 units and Transjamaican Highway rallied 0.06 of a cent to land at 0.91 US cents with 40,000 shares crossing the exchange.

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

JSE USD Market slides into weekend

Trading closed on Friday with the market declining, with slightly more stock slipping than rising, after the day’s volume jumped 422 percent with 384 percent less value than on Thursday’s trading, at the end of market activity on the US dollar market of Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Seven securities traded, compared to six on Thursday, with two rising, three declining and two closing unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index lost 2.63 points to end at 204.45. The average PE Ratio ended at 12.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 5,394,877 shares were traded for US$743,518, up from 1,033,909 units at US$153,480 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 770,697 units at US$106,217, in contrast to 172,318 shares at US$25,580 on Thursday. Trading month to date averages 141,321 units at US$17,692 in contrast to 99,362 units at US$11,790 on Thursday. April ended with an average of 80,293 units for US$6,320.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than its last selling price and none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital rose 0.51 of a cent to 9 US cents after trading 6,019 shares, Margaritaville traded 110,700 units at 9 US cents, Proven Investments slipped 0.4 of a cent to 25.9 US cents with 43,825 stocks traded. Sterling Investments dropped 0.21 of a cent to settle at 2 US cents with 200,000 shares passing through the market, Sygnus Credit Investments fell 0.89 of a cent to close at 15.01 US cents with a transfer of 4,758,333 stock units and Transjamaican Highway added 0.02 of a cent to close at 0.86 of a US cent with 275,000 stocks crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% remained at US$1.10 with 1,000 shares changing hands.

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

Falling stocks had upper hand on JSE USD market

Trading on Thursday ended with the market index rising after trading 153 percent more shares than on Wednesday, with the value jumping 659 percent higher at the close of the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange. 
Trading ended with six securities changing hands, compared to seven on Wednesday, with one stock rising, four declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index gained 4.08 points to end at 208.08. The average PE Ratio ends at 12.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
At the close of trading, 1,033,909 shares changed hands for US$153,480, up from  408,971 units at US$20,220 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 172,318 units at US$25,580, up from 58,424 shares at US$2,889 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 98,348 units for the month to date at US$11,504 in contrast to 94,121 units at US$10,700 on the prior trading day. April ended with an average of 80,293 units for US$6,320.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital lost 0.01 of a cent to end at 8.49 US cents in exchanging 10,088 stocks, Margaritaville fell half a cent to close at 9 US cents after an exchange of 345,474 stock units, Productive Business Solutions closed unchanghed at US$1.01, with the trading of 54 stock units. Proven Investments rose 0.3 of a cent to end at 26.3 US cents with an exchange of 435,121 units, Sygnus Credit Investments declined 0.06 of a cent to close at 15.9 US cents after 43,172 stocks crossed the market and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.01 of a cent to 0.84 US cents while exchanging 200,000 units.

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

Nice fall for JSE USD market

Trading on Wednesday ended with the market declining after trading 51 percent more shares than on Tuesday, on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulting in more stocks falling than rising.
Seven securities changed hands, compared to eight on Tuesday, with one stock rising, five declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index lost 7.00 points to end at 203.00. The average PE Ratio ends at 12.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 408,971 shares traded at US$20,220 compared to 270,159 units at US$16,319 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 58,424 units at US$2,889, up from 33,770 shares at US$2,040 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 94,941 units, month to date at US$10,955 in contrast to 97,719 units at US$11,568 on Tuesday. April ended with an average of 80,293 units for US$6,320.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital dropped 0.39 of a cent to 8.5 US cents in switching ownership of 55,017 shares, Margaritaville lost 0.49 of a cent to end at 9.5 US cents while trading 2,000 stock units. MPC Caribbean Clean Energy declined 15 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of 95 US cents trading 307 units. Proven Investments declined half a cent to 26 US cents after exchanging 48,212 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments increased 0.96 of a cent to 15.96 US cents, with 3,415 shares changing hands and Transjamaican Highway dropped 0.1 of a cent to 0.85 of a US cent with an exchange of 300,009 shares.
In the preference segment, Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share closed at US$2 in trading 11 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.