Slippage for the JSE USD market

Investors traded just a tad fewer shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Monday with a 53 percent lower value than on Friday, resulting in 11 securities traded, compared to five on Friday with two rising, six declining and three ending unchanged.
Investors traded 358,019 shares for US$12,771, down from 358,034 units at US$26,938 on Friday.
Trading averaged 32,547 units at US$1,161 down from  71,607 shares at US$5,388 on Friday, with a month to date average of 21,704 shares at US$1,643 versus 18,864 units at US$1,769 on the previous trading day. September ended with an average of 87,926 units for US$4,746.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index fell 4.6 points to end at 217.91.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.7. The PE ratio uses 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 stock with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share fell 0.84 off a cent to end at 6.66 US cents with a transfer of 102,520 shares, Margaritaville ended at 14.98 US cents, with 1,950 stocks changing hands, Proven Investments dropped 1.5 cents in closing at 20 US cents in switching ownership of 10,328 units. Sterling Investments lost 0.2 of a cent to 2 US cents, clearing the market, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share shed 1.21 cents after ending at 9.42 US cents, with 1,361 stock units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.06 of a cent to end at 0.92 of one US cent after trading 236,064 units.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share remained at US$10.60 after 22 shares were exchanged, Eppley 6% preference share rose 11 cents to US$1.13 trading one stock unit, Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share ended at US$1.85 with an exchange of one stock unit. JMMB Group 5.75% advanced 14 cents to close at US$1.84 with one share crossing the exchange and JMMB Group 6% dipped 0.8 of a cent in closing at US$1.07 as investors exchanged one stock.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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