JSE US dollar market gains

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks exchanged by investors rising 19 percent, with a 36 percent lesser value than on Tuesday, resulting in the trading of eight securities, compared to seven on Tuesday with one rising, two declining and five ending unchanged.
Overall, 174,023 shares were traded for US$17,600 compared to 145,974 units at US$27,536 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 21,753 units at US$2,200 compared with 20,853 shares at US$3,934 on Tuesday, with a month to date average of 50,007 shares at US$4,485 down from 51,566 units at US$4,611 on the previous day. August ended with an average of 53,206 units for US$7,288.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index gained 0.98 points to end at 209.67.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.4. 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 the bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share slipped 0.07 of a cent to 5.93 US cents after trading 140,971 shares, Productive Business Solutions ended at US$1.3225 with one stock unit changing hands, Proven Investments remained at 19 US cents, with an exchange of 27,877 units. Sterling Investments dipped 0.01 of a cent to 2.09 US cents, with 70 stocks clearing the market and Sygnus Credit Investments USD share remained at 10.98 US cents with investors transferring 1,650 shares.
In the preference segmentEppley 6% preference share ended at US$1.13 with an exchange of one stock unit, Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share ended at US$1.85 as investors exchanged one share and JMMB Group 6% rallied 4.99 cents to close at US$1.0899, with 3,452 stock units crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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