Trading pushes JSE USD Market down

Trading remained low on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Monday, with the volume of stocks exchanged rising 52 percent, valued 27 percent less than on Friday and resulting in eight securities traded, compared to seven on Friday with two rising, three declining and three ending unchanged.
Overall, 178,840 shares traded for US$5,077 compared with 117,838 units at US$6,943 on Friday.
Trading averaged 22,355 shares at US$635 versus 16,834 units at US$992 on Friday, with a month to date average of 24,869 shares at US$3,190 compared with 25,005 units at US$3,329 on the previous trading day. October ended with an average of 40,972 units for US$2,277.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index slipped 0.15 points to end at 223.91.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.2. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share advanced 0.1 of a cent to close at 7.1 US cents, with 1,369 shares clearing the market, Productive Business Solutions ended at US$1.70 after trading 85 units, Proven Investments popped 0.02 of a cent to end at 19.37 US cents with an exchange of 410 stock units. Sterling Investments dipped 0.09 cents after ending at 2 US cents after exchanging 746 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments J$ share dipped 1 cent in closing at 13.62 US cents after 75 units passed through the market and Transjamaican Highway remained at 0.86 of one US cent as investors exchanged 173,998 stocks.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share declined by 50 cents in ending at US$11 after a transfer of 107 shares and JMMB Group 6% remained at US$1 in trading 2,050 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

IPO closure lifts ICTOP10

The Jamaica Stock Main Market recorded gains to close out the past week on a positive note, but the performance only resulted in moderate changes in prices of ICTOP10 Main Market stocks, the Junior Market Index was flat compared with the prior week but resulted in some sizable price changes with one stock dropping out of the TOP10 as the Initial Public offer of Regency Petroleum shares was oversubscribed and closed and liquidity started returning to the market.
Access Financial dropped out of the Junior Market TOP10 after rising 11 percent for the week in making way for Medical Disposables to return.
Unlike last week when seven Junior Market TOP10 stocks declined between 3 percent and 20 percent, with only one rising this week. Rising stocks dominated, with five gaining 3 percent or more while three declined. CAC2000 ordinary share fell 15 percent to $7.06, Iron Rock Insurance was down 5 percent to $2.18 and Dolphin Cove lost 3 percent to close at $13.13. In the Junior Market, Paramount Trading recovered some of last week’s loss by rising 13 percent to $1.71, Lasco Financial popped 11 percent to close at $3, while Elite Diagnostic rose 4 percent to $3.49.
The Main Market 10 had just two stocks rising for a second week and six declining between four and nine percent last week. This past week, four rose 2 percent and 3 percent.
At the end of the week, the average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 5.7, well below the market average of 13.4. At the same time, the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 5.9 versus the market at 12, an important indicator of the level of undervaluation of the ICTOP10 stocks. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 246 percent and the Main Market TOP10, an average now of 269 percent, to May 2023.
The Junior Market has 12 stocks representing a third of the market, with PEs from 15 to 35, averaging 20 compared with the above average of the market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 17. This data shows the extent of potential gains that the TOP 10 stocks possess. The situation in the Main Market is similar, with the 16 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 73, with an average of 24.7 and 21.7 excluding the highest valued one and 19 for the top half excluding the highest valued stock.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners, accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market but not always. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings, allowing investors to focus on the most undervalued stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate, resulting in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

Persons who compiled this report may have an interest in securities commented on in this report.

Losses galore no gains for JSE USD Market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended with the volume of stocks exchanged jumping 604 percent but with a 66 percent lower value than on Thursday, resulting in the trading of seven securities, compared to five on Thursday with no rising, six declining and one unchanged.
A total of 117,838 shares were traded for US$6,943 compared with 16,740 units at US$20,385 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 16,834 units at US$992, versus 3,348 shares at US$4,077 on Thursday, with a month to date average of 25,005 shares at US$3,329 versus 25,414 units at US$3,446 on the previous day. October ended with an average of 40,972 units for US$2,277.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 5.38 points to end at 224.06.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in the computing of appropriate stock values, averages 8.3. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share fell 0.58 of a cent to 7 US cents after trading 324 shares, Proven Investments fell 0.35 of a cent to 19.35 US cents, with 2,285 units clearing the market, Sterling Investments lost 0.01 of a cent in ending at 2.09 US cents with investors transferring 1,750 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share dropped 0.33 of a cent to 9.52 US cents with a transfer of 55,541 stock units and Transjamaican Highway dipped 0.06 of a cent to 0.86 of one US cent as investors exchanged 57,597 stock units.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share shed 40 cents to end at US$11.50 as 30 units passed through the market and JMMB Group 6% ended at US$1 while exchanging 311 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Volumes plunged on the JSE USD market

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The trading volume of stocks plunged 61 percent, with a 13 percent lower value than Wednesday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Thursday, resulting in five securities changing hands, compared to seven on Wednesday with two rising, two declining and one ending unchanged.
A total of 16,740 shares were traded for US$20,385 compared to 43,378 units at US$18,048 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 3,348 units at US$4,077 compared with 6,197 shares at US$2,578 on Wednesday, with a month to date average of 25,414 shares at US$3,446 versus 26,231 units at US$3,422 on the previous day. October ended with an average of 40,972 units for US$2,277.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index rose 4.33 points to end at 229.44.
The PE Ratio is a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.6. The PE ratio incorporates ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and five with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share dipped 0.02 of a cent to close at 7.58 US cents with the swapping of 1,549 shares, Proven Investments rose 1.7 cents to 19.7 US cents as six stocks passed through the market and Sterling Investments popped 0.1 of a cent to end at 2.1 US cents with investors transferring 61 units.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 5.75% remained at US$2 with a transfer of 5,000 stock units and JMMB Group 6% lost 7 cents in ending at US$1 after trading 10,124 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE USD Market plunges

The JSE US Denominated Equities market suffered a major reversal in trading on Friday, with the market index plunging 29.58 points to 227.27 after the major rise earlier in the week resulting from a big move by Productive Business Solutions was reversed and Proven Investments falling to a 52 weeks’ low as trading ended, with the volume of stocks exchanged rising 174 percent, valued 222 percent more than Thursday’s trades and resulting in an exchange of 10 securities, the same as on Thursday and ended with two rising, two declining and six unchanged.
A total of 182,935 shares were traded for US$22,001 compared to 66,713 units at US$6,828 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 18,294 units at US$2,200, versus 6,671 shares at US$683 on Thursday, with month to date average of 28,308 shares at US$3,437 versus 29,309 units at US$3,560 on the previous day. October ended with an average of 40,972 units for US$2,277.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.5. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share dipped 0.5 of a cent in closing at 7.1 US cents with an exchange of 20,000 shares, Productive Business Solutions remained at US$1.70 while exchanging ten stocks, Proven Investments lost 1.41 cents to end at a 52 weeks’ low of 17.21 US cents and closed with an exchange of 23,176 units. Sterling Investments rallied 0.1 of a cent to 2 US cents, with 105,000 stock units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments J$ share ended at 14.62 US cents, with investors exchanging three units, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share ended at 11 US cents with a transfer of 8,321 shares and Transjamaican Highway remained at 0.92 of one US cent after an exchange of 17,902 stock units.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share advanced 90 cents to end at US$11.90 after 20 stocks passed through the market, Eppley 6% preference share remained at US$1.13 after a transfer of 3 shares and JMMB Group 5.75% ended at US$1.50 in switching ownership of 8,500 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Bounce for JSE USD Market

The Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market bucked the negative trend in the rest of the market and bounced on Thursday, after an 837 percent increase in the volume of stocks exchanged, valued at 393 percent more than on Wednesday and resulting in the trading of 10 securities, up from six on Wednesday, with two rising, five declining and three ending unchanged.
Overall, 66,713 shares were traded for US$6,828, up from 7,120 units at US$1,384 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 6,671 units at US$683 up from 1,187 shares at US$231 on Wednesday, with month to date average of 29,309 shares at US$3,560 down from 31,824 units at US$3,880 on the previous trading day. October ended with an average of 40,972 units for US$2,277.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index jumped 14.05 points to end at 256.85, with the market rising 34.4 percent for the year to date.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.6. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy dipped 0.01 of a cent to close at 64.99 US cents in exchanging 30 shares, Productive Business Solutions shed 30 cents to end at US$1.70 after hitting a record high of 42.25 while exchanging 51 stock units, Proven Investments dipped 0.39 of a cent to 18.62 US cents with investors transferring 14,937 units and Sterling Investments lost 0.2 of one cent in ending at 1.9 US cents with the swapping of 36,108 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments J$ share remained at 14.62 US cents in exchanging seven stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share rallied 0.04 cents to close at 9.98 US cents as investors exchanged 11,500 stock units and Transjamaican Highway declined 0.01 of one cent in closing at 0.92 US cents after investors finished trading of at 2,490 shares.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share ended at US$11 after exchanging 31 units, Eppley 6% preference share advanced 1 cent to end at US$1.13, with 386 stocks changing hands and JMMB Group 6% remained at US$1.07 after the trading of 1,173 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE USD Market slips on Wednesday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market closed on Wednesday with a 99 percent fall in the volume of stocks traded following the 98 percent decline in funds coming to the market compared with Tuesday, resulting in six securities traded, down from 11 on Tuesday with one rising, three declining and two ending unchanged.
Overall, 7,120 shares were traded for US$1,384 down sharply from 539,675 units at US$65,957 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 1,187 units at US$231 versus 49,061 shares at US$5,996 on Tuesday, with a month to date average of 31,824 shares at US$3,880 versus 34,013 units at US$4,141 on the previous trading day. October ended with an average of 40,972 units for US$2,277.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index slipped 2.60 points to end at 242.80.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.8. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, Productive Business Solutions remained at US$2 after finishing the trading of 50 shares, Proven Investments dropped 0.99 of a cent to 19.01 US cents, with 4,387 stocks clearing the market, Sterling Investments rallied 0.15 of a cent to close at 2.1 US cents with an exchange of 1,778 units and Sygnus Credit Investments USD share shed 0.05 of a cent in closing at 9.94 US cents with the swapping of 874 stock units.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share ended at US$11 passed with 30 unit passing through the market and JMMB Group 6% dipped 2 cents to close at US$1.07 after a transfer of one share.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Trading jumps on the JSE USD market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks exchanged rising 103 percent, with 179  percent value than on Monday, resulting from trading in 11 securities, compared to seven on Monday with prices of three rising, two declining and six unchanged.
A total of 539,675 shares were traded for US$65,957 compared with 266,444 units for US$23,622 on Monday.
Trading averaged 49,061 units at US$5,996, up from 38,063 shares at US$3,375 on Monday, with the month to date average of 34,013 shares at US$4,141 compared with 31,745 units at US$3,861 on the previous trading day. October ended with an average of 40,972 units for US$2,277.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index gained 1.32 points to end at  245.40.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.6. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and four with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share fell 0.37 of one cent to close at 7.6 US cents, with the swapping of 12,240 shares, Margaritaville ended at 14 US cents while exchanging eight stocks, Productive Business Solutions remained at US$2 as one stock unit crossed the market. Proven Investments rallied 1 cent to 20 US cents after a transfer of 296,697 units, Sterling Investments ended at 1.95 US cents after 8,544 units passed through the market, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share climbed 0.88 of a cent to 9.99 US cents after exchanging 28 shares. Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share remained at 11 US cents after trading ten stocks and Transjamaican Highway advanced 0.02 of a cent to 0.93 of one US cent after an exchange of 220,195 stock units.
In the preference segmentEppley 6% preference share lost 1 cent after ending at US$1.12 with trading of just one unit, Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share remained at US$1.67 in an exchange of one stock and JMMB Group 5.75% ended at US$2 with an exchange of 1,950 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

PBS jumps ICTOP10 with 89% gain

Productive Business Solutions surged 45 percent to close at US$2 from US$1.38 at the close of the previous week and dropped out of the TOP10, having entered at the beginning of April at $1.06 and has now recorded a gain of 89 percent. Caribbean Assurance Brokers slipped out of the Junior Market TOP10 following a downgrade of earnings per share with the release of nine months’ results.
138 Student Living made it back in the Main Market TOP 10 following reporting strong full year results with the promise of more in 2023 as students return to on campus training and Medical Disposables returns to the Junior Market list.
The Junior Market had five top 10 stocks gaining between 4 percent and 14 percent, with two declining over five percent. The Main Market list had only two stocks gaining from 10 and 45 percent with five losses but with four ranging from 4 to 9 percent.
Notable price changes during the week include Lasco Distributors rising 14 percent to $3.10, General Accident and Lasco Financial popped 10 percent to close at $5.05 and $3, respectively, Elite Diagnostic was up 6 percent to $3.72 and Caribbean Cream rose 4 percent to $4. Caribbean Assurance Brokers lost 8 percent to close the week at $2.39, following the release of nine months results that rose 33 percent to 40 cents, with the crucial third quarter results being flat in contrast to solid growth in the first half of the year.
In the Main Market, Productive Business Solutions rose 45 percent during the week to $2, followed by Radio Jamaica, that jumped 10 percent to $2. VVM Investments dropped 9 percent to $4.39 while Caribbean Producers slipped 5 percent to $12.33, Berger Paints also dipped 5 percent and ended at$10.40 and Guardian Holdings fell 4 percent to $500.
At the end of the week, the average PE for the JSE Main Market TOP 10 is 5.3, well below the market average of 13.4. At the same time, the Junior Market Top 10 PE sits at 6.2 versus the market at 12.4, an important indicator of the level of undervaluation of the ICTOP10stocks. The Junior Market is projected to rise by 224 percent and the Main Market TOP10 an average now of 298 percent, to May 2023, following an upgrading of Guardian Holdings earnings per share to $173.50 from $92 previously.
The Junior Market has 14 ; stocks representing a third of the market, with PEs from 16 to 38, averaging22 compared with the above average of the market. The top half of the market has an average PE of 18. This data shows the extent of potential gains that the TOP 10 stocks possess. The situation in the Main Market is similar, with the 15 highest valued stocks priced at a PE of 15 to 80, with an average of 28 and 24.3 excluding the highest valued one and 22.5 for the top half excluding the highest valued stock.
ICTOP10 focuses on likely yearly winners. Accordingly, the list includes some of the best companies in the market but not always. ICInsider.com ranks stocks based on projected earnings, allowing investors to focus on the most undervalued stocks and helping to remove emotions in selecting stocks for investments that often result in costly mistakes.
IC TOP10 stocks are likely to deliver the best returns up to the end of May 2023 and are ranked in order of potential gains, computed using projected earnings for the current fiscal year. Expected values will change as stock prices fluctuate, resulting in weekly movements in and out of the lists. Revisions to earnings are ongoing, based on receipt of new information.

Persons who compiled this report may have an interest in securities commented on in this report.

JSE USD market up 27% for the year

The stock of Productive Business Solutions surged sharply when trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Friday, with the volume of stocks exchanged declining and value rising moderately over Thursday, resulting in an exchange of seven securities, compared to eight on Thursday with three rising, three declining and one ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index surged 19 percent after adding 38.74 points to end at 247.51, up 26.6 percent for the year to date.
Overall, 59,640 shares traded for US$17,809  versus  65,606 units at US$16,127 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 8,520 units at US$2,544 compared to 8,201 shares at US$2,016 on Thursday, with month to date average of 31,075 shares at US$3,913 versus 33,751 units at US$4,075 on the previous trading day.  October ended with an average of 40,972 units for US$2,277.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.6. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Real EstateUSD share lost 0.88 of a cent to close at 7.1 US cents, with 4,000 shares clearing the market, Productive Business Solutions jumped 62 cents to a 52 weeks’ high of US$2 after exchanging five units, Proven Investments popped 0.98 of one cent ending at 19.98 US cents in exchanging 205 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share shed 0.88 of a cent to end at 9.12 US cents with 2,814 stock units crossing the market and Transjamaican Highway rallied 0.01 of a cent to 0.95 of a US cent with investors transferring 41,500 units.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share fell US$1 to end at US$11 with a transfer of 16 stocks and JMMB Group 5.75% ended at US$1.50 in trading 11,100 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.