More slippage for JSE USD stocks

Trading on Friday ended with the volume of stocks traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market jumping 117 percent with a moderate increase in the value compared to Thursday, resulting in eight securities trading, compared to 11 on Thursday with three rising, one declining and four ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index slipped 1.05 points to end at 209.96.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.2. The PE ratio uses earnings forecasts for companies with the financial year ending up to August 2023.
A total of 557,891 shares were traded for US$51,094 versus 257,178 units at US$48,070 on Thursday. Trading averaged 69,736 units at US$6,387, compared to 23,380 shares at US$4,370 on Thursday, with a month to date average of 43,590 shares at US$3,011 versus 42,005 units at US$2,806 on the previous day. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share rallied 0.04 of a cent to close at 7.94 US cents after exchanging 124 shares, Margaritaville remained at 15 US cents with an exchange of 38 units, Productive Business Solutions finished at 98 US cents while exchanging 1,730 stock units. Proven Investments gained 0.25 of one cent in closing at 26.75 US cents after exchanging 108,122 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share declined 0.49 of a cent to 12.5 US cents with 147,875 stock units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway ended unchanged at 1 US cent in an exchange of 300,000 shares.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 5.75% climbed 29.3 cents to close at US$2.323 with the swapping of one share and JMMB Group 6% remained at US$1.10 trading just one share.

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

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