JSE USD market in 6% dive

Some 208 percent more funds entered the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Thursday over Wednesday and led to the volume of stocks traded rising 77 percent from that on the previous day, resulting in 11 securities changing hands, compared to eight on Wednesday with four rising, three declining and four ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index dropped 11.85 points, or 5.6 percent, to 211.01.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.2. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
A total of 257,178 shares traded for US$48,070, up from 145,513 units at US$15,594 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 23,380 units at US$4,370, compared to 18,189 shares at US$1,949 on Wednesday, with a month to date average of 42,005 shares at US$2,806 versus 43,699 units at US$2,664 on the previous day. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows none ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share shed 0.04 of a cent to end at 7.9 US cents in trading 42 shares, Margaritaville ended unchanged at 15 US cents, with 12 stocks clearing the market, Productive Business Solutions declined 20 cents to 98 US cents in exchanging 1,002 units. Proven Investments advanced 0.05 of one cent in closing at 26.5 US cents with 148,102 stock units changing hands, Sterling Investments climbed 0.16 of a cent to close at 2.16 US cents an exchange of 2,165 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share increased 0.59 of a cent to 12.99 US cents after exchanging 43 shares. Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share finished at 12.5 US cents after trading 2,293 units and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.02 of a cent to 1 US cent after 100,000 stocks changed hands.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share remained at US$1.70 in an exchange of 117 stocks, JMMB Group 5.75% popped 2 cents to US$2.03, with 3,400 shares crossing the market and JMMB Group 6% finished at US$1.10 with two units crossing the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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