JSE USD Market rises

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Wednesday, with the volume and value of stocks traded declining 94 percent and 47 percent, respectively, from Tuesday, resulting in 10 securities changing hands, against nine on Tuesday with three rising, two declining and five ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index gained 3.04 points to end at 224.97.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.5. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with the financial year ending to August 2023.
Overall, 45,127 shares traded for US$7,903 compared to 697,907 units at US$14,833 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 4,513 units at US$790, compared to 77,545 shares at US$1,648 on Tuesday, with month to date average of 49,431 shares at US$2,178 versus 56,450 units at US$2,395 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 one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share finished trading 127 shares at 7.89 US cents, Margaritaville ended unchanged at 15 US cents after six units changed hands, Productive Business Solutions remained at US$1.18 in an exchange of 5 stock units. Proven Investments increased 0.97 of one cent to end at 25.99 US cents, with 11,324 stocks crossing the market, Sterling Investments climbed 0.1 of a cent to 2.1 US cents in exchanging 15,906 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share fell 0.1 of a cent to close at 12.85 US cents, trading 2,513 units. Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share dropped 0.07 of a cent to end at 12 US cents after trading 4,900 stock units and Transjamaican Highway gained 0.06 of one cent in closing at 1.06 US cents with 8,550 shares changing hands.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 5.75% remained at US$2.01 with the swapping of 1,795 stock units and JMMB Group 6% finished at US$1.10, with just one unit crossing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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