Bounce for JSE USD trading

A huge 667 percent rise in the value of stocks traded after the volume rose just 17 percent over Monday was the outstanding feature of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Tuesday.
Seven securities traded, compared to nine on Monday, with three rising, three declining and one ending unchanged. At the close of market activities, the JSE US Denominated Equities Index gained 0.71 points to end at 218.70.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.4. The PE ratio uses earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
Overall, 578,306 shares were traded for US$75,902 compared to 492,558 units at US$9,897 on Monday.
Trading averaged 82,615 units at US$10,843, compared to 54,729 shares at US$1,100 on Monday, with a month to date average of 74,062 shares at US$8,830 versus 73,625 units at US$8,727 on the previous day. May ended with an average of 47,916 units for US$3,528.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two ended with a bid higher than the last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share dropped 0.08 of a cent to end at 7.42 US cents in an exchange of 7,785 shares, Proven Investments climbed 0.99 of one cent in closing at 26 US cents after 100,112 units changed hands, Sterling Investments gained 0.12 of a cent to close at 2.12 US cents trading 10,000 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share lost 0.4 of one cent in ending at 12.5 US cents after 367,647 stock units were traded, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share declined 1.5 cents to a 52 weeks’ low of 10 US cents with the swapping of 4,000 units and Transjamaican Highway increased 0.01 of a cent to 1 US cent while exchanging 88,718 stocks.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 5.75% remained at US$2.25 after exchanging 44 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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