JSE USD market gains

Prices of more stocks rose than fell on Wednesday, resulting in a rise in the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange after trading 13 percent more shares than on Tuesday.
Trading ended with four securities changing hands, the same as on Tuesday and closed with the price of two stocks rising, one declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index advanced by 2.39 points to 190.67. The average PE Ratio is 13.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market ended with 228,031 shares trading at $22,823 compared to 201,406 units at S$1,935 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 57,008 units for US$5,706, in contrast to an average of 50,352 shares at US$484 on Tuesday. The market closed with an average of 51,083 units at US$4,998 for the month to date, compared to 50,758 units at US$4,959 on Tuesday. October ended with an average of 697,808 units for US$17,320.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close of the market, Proven Investments lost half a cent to end at 25 US cents, after trading  12,853 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments gained 1.34 US cents to close at 15.50 US cents, with 117,690 stock units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway inched 0.08 of a cent higher, to end at 0.93 of one US cent, with 97,000 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, Eppley 5% preference share closed at US$1.02, with an exchange of 488 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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