Losses galore no gains for JSE USD Market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended with the volume of stocks exchanged jumping 604 percent but with a 66 percent lower value than on Thursday, resulting in the trading of seven securities, compared to five on Thursday with no rising, six declining and one unchanged.
A total of 117,838 shares were traded for US$6,943 compared with 16,740 units at US$20,385 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 16,834 units at US$992, versus 3,348 shares at US$4,077 on Thursday, with a month to date average of 25,005 shares at US$3,329 versus 25,414 units at US$3,446 on the previous day. October ended with an average of 40,972 units for US$2,277.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 5.38 points to end at 224.06.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in the computing of appropriate stock values, averages 8.3. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share fell 0.58 of a cent to 7 US cents after trading 324 shares, Proven Investments fell 0.35 of a cent to 19.35 US cents, with 2,285 units clearing the market, Sterling Investments lost 0.01 of a cent in ending at 2.09 US cents with investors transferring 1,750 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share dropped 0.33 of a cent to 9.52 US cents with a transfer of 55,541 stock units and Transjamaican Highway dipped 0.06 of a cent to 0.86 of one US cent as investors exchanged 57,597 stock units.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share shed 40 cents to end at US$11.50 as 30 units passed through the market and JMMB Group 6% ended at US$1 while exchanging 311 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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