Low key trading for JSE USD market

Trading remained low key on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, with low market activity on Friday, with the market declining after an even number of stocks rose and fell.
Trading ended with five securities changing hands at the close, compared to six on Thursday and ended with the prices of two stocks rising, two declining and one remaining unchanged.
JSE USD equity index lost 4.59 points to end at 193.77.
The average PE Ratio ends at 13.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 105,505 shares, for US$1,376 compared to 9,703 units at US$772 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 21,101 units at US$275, compared to an average of 1,617 shares at US$129 on Thursday. Trading averaged 79,900 units for the month to date at US$4,750 in contrast to 87,071 units at US$5,295 on Thursday. By comparison, December ended with an average of 55,388 units for US$6,412.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices none  with lower offers.
At the close of trading, First Rock Capital Investments gained 0.9 of a cent to close at 8.9 US cents in an exchange of 5,000 units, Productive Business Solutions settled at 79 US cents, with 44 stocks changing hands, Proven Investments lost 0.29 of a cent in closing at 25.3 US cents clearing the market with 157 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments rose half a cent to close at 17 US cents in exchanging 23 shares and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.1 of a cent to end at 0.85 of a US cent in exchanging 100,281 shares.

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

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