JSE USD market rallies into August

 The JSE USD Equity Index climbed 7.62 points to 194.37 to start off the new month on a positive note on Tuesday, as the market builds on gains made on Friday to close out the old month after an exchange of 43 percent fewer shares than on Friday, with the value falling 50 percent.
Seven securities changing hands up from four on Friday, with the prices of three stocks rising,  three declining and one ending unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate values for stock, averages 11.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Trading accounted for 127,924 shares changing hands for US$32,789 down from 224,358 units at US$65,431 on Friday.
Trading averaged 18,275 units at US$4,684, compared to 56,090 shares at US$16,358 on Friday. July ended with an average of 178,541 units for US$18,099.
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 Capital rose 0.01 of a cent to 7.26 US cents after trading 45,850 shares, Margaritaville settled at 9 US cents with 20 stocks changing hands, Productive Business Solutions fell 3 cents to 77 US cents with a transfer of 194 units. Proven Investments lost 1.96 cents to close at 23.04 US cents with 75,056 shares passing through the market,  Sygnus Credit Investments popped 1 cent to 13 US cents with 1,504 units traded and Transjamaican Highway climbed 0.17 of a cent to 0.92 US cents with 100 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 5.5% shed 30 cents to close at US$2 with 5,200 shares changing hands.

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

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