JSE USD Market rallies to close week

Trading picked up on Friday on the JSE USD Market ended with trading levels falling from those on Thursday even as more securities changed hands. However, investors exchanged 28 percent fewer shares for 34 percent less value than they did on Thursday.  
Overall, eight securities traded compared to seven on Thursday, with four stocks rising, none declining and four ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index rallied 3.44 points to end at 186.36.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 11.6 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Overall, 154,078 shares traded for US$5,567 versus214,432 units at US$4,159 on Thursday. Trading averaged 19,260 units at US$696, compared to 30,633 shares at US$594 on Thursday and the month to date averages 53,681 at US$7,317 versus 63,177 units at US$9,144 on Thursday. September ended with an average of 853,681 units for US$132,197.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a bid higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital remained at 7 US cents with investors switching ownership of 9,570 shares, Margaritaville rose 0.49 of a cent to 10 US cents with 987 stocks changing hands, Productive Business Solutions settled at 74 US cents in exchanging 265 stock units. Proven Investments advanced 0.9 of a cent to 24 US cents with 2,955 units traded, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share rallied 1.5 cents to close at 13.5 US cents with 14,437 shares passing through the market, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share finished at 14 US cents with investors swapping three stocks and Transjamaican Highway inched 0.01 of a cent higher to close at 0.84 US cents with 124,963 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% settled at US$1.02 with 898 shares changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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