Recovery for JSE USD Market

Trading on Thursday, ended the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, with the volume and value of shares changing hands rising by 2,008 percent and 169 percent respectively higher than on Wednesday, resulting in more stocks rising than falling.
A total of  10 securities traded, up from five on Wednesday, with five rising, two declining and three ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index rose 11.21 points to end at 225.20.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.7. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending, up to the end of August 2023.
A total of 1,085,520 shares were traded, for US$33,620 compared to 51,502 units at US$12,484 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 108,552 units at US$3,362, compared to 10,300 shares at US$2,497 on Wednesday, with the month to date average of 100,814 shares at US$4,134 versus 100,209 units at US$4,194 on the previous day. March ended with an average of 59,258 units for US$6,669.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with a bid higher than the last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share remained at 7.9 US cents after 75 shares crossed the market, Margaritaville ended unchanged at 16 US cents with the swapping of 24 stocks, Productive Business Solutions rallied 16 cents to US$1.19, with 410 stock units clearing the market. Proven Investments popped 0.2 of a cent to close at 24.31 US cents in switching ownership of 12,818 units, Sterling Investments increased 0.1 of one cent in closing at 2.2 US cents in trading 143 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share finished at 12.9 US cents while exchanging 12,045 units. Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share gained 1.73 cents to end at 13.8 US cents in trading 130 stocks and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.07 of a cent to close at 0.99 of one US cent, with 1,042,640 shares changing hands.
In the preference segment, Eppley 6% preference share advanced 14.4 cents to US$1.104 in exchanging 2,000 stock units and JMMB Group 6% lost 0.99 of one cent in ending at 99.01 US cents after trading 15,235 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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