JSE USD market closed higher

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Wednesday, with the market index rising after investors traded 70 percent fewer shares than on Tuesday and ended with more stocks rising than falling.
At the close of the market, trading ended with seven securities changing hands with the prices of three stocks rising, one declining and three remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index carved out a gain of 2.97 points to settle at 188.68 and the average PE Ratio of the market ended at 13.1 based on IC Insider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 83,915 shares, accounting for US$19,876 compared to 282,053 units at US$49,800 on Tuesday. Trading on Wednesday ended, with the average at 11,988 units for US$2,839, in contrast to an average of 56,411 shares at US$9,960, on Tuesday. Trading ended with an average of 43,773 units for the month to date at US$4,734 in contrast to 66,023 units at US$6,061. By comparison, July ended with an average of 133,150 units for US$18,282.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the JSE US Dollar market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with lower offers. At the close of the market,
First Rock Capital Investment advanced 1.5 US cents in ending at 9 US cents, with 7,555 stock units crossing the market, Margaritaville closed at 14 US cents, after 1,500 units passed through the market. Proven Investments climbed 1.98 cents to settle at 24.97 US cents trading 61,906 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments rose two-tenths of a cent closed at 15 US cents changing hands 5,400 stocks and Transjamaican Highway stayed at 1 US cent exchanging 4,146 stocks.
In the preference share segment, JMMB Group 5.75% settled at US$1.50 after exchanging 143 units and JMMB Group 6% fell US 6 cents to end at 99 US cents in trading 3,265 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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