Bounce in trading on JSE USD Market

Investors traded 55 percent more stocks on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Thursday with a 7 percent contraction in value compared to Wednesday, resulting in trading in nine securities, compared to seven on Wednesday with four rising, one declining and four ending unchanged.
Overall, 1,608,959 shares were traded for US$20,097 compared with 1,034,911 units at US$21,566 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 178,773 shares for US$2,233 compared to 147,844 shares at US$3,081 on Wednesday, with a month to date average of 170,526 shares at US$13,088 compared with 170,037 units at US$13,731 on the previous day. February ended with an average of 43,793 units for US$2,015.
The JSE USD Equities Index gained 2.26 points to end at 231.64.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.2. The PE ratio is computed based on the last traded price of each stock divided by’s projected earnings by  for companies with their financial year ending between November 2022 and August 2023.

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 Real Estate USD share fell 0.03 of a cent to close at 6.37 US cents, with 2,549 shares clearing the market, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy rose 3.17 cents in closing at 69.77 US cents with five stock units crossing the market, Productive Business Solutions remained at US$1.90 while two units passed through the market. Proven Investments climbed 0.5 of a cent to 18 US cents after the trading of 22,307 stocks, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share ended at 7 US cents with an exchange of 69 shares and Transjamaican Highway popped 0.03 of a cent to close at 1 US cent and closed with an exchange of 1,584,009 stocks.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% share rallied 90 cents to US$13, with 14 shares changing hands, Eppley 6% preference share remained at US$1.40 after just two stock units crossed the market and Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share ended at US$1.64 in an exchange of two units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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