Slippage in JSE USD market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Monday, with the volume of stocks exchanged declining 82 percent and valued 63 percent less than on Friday, resulting from trading in nine securities, the same as on Friday with prices of four rising, three declining and two ending unchanged.
Overall, 223,078 shares were traded for US$13,623 compared to 1,269,887 units at US$37,144 on Friday. Trading averaged 24,786 units at US$1,514, down from 141,099 shares at US$4,127 on Friday, with a month to date average of 56,792 shares at US$4,853 versus 59,673 units at US$5,153 on the previous trading day. August ended with an average of 53,206 units for US$7,288.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 5.19 points to end at 207.72.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.2. 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 none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share increased 0.1 of a cent to close at 5 US cents as investors exchanged 175,180 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy remained at US$1 trading one stock, Productive Business Solutions ended at US$1.3225 in an exchange of 171 units. Proven Investments lost 1.49 cents to end at 20.51 US cents after trading 3,000 stock units, Sterling Investments advanced 0.01 of a cent to 2.1 US cents, with 8,350 stocks crossing the market, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share dipped 1 cent to close at 10 US cents in switching ownership of 33,991 units. Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share rose 1.72 cents in ending at 12.38 US cents in trading 786 stock units and Transjamaican Highway declined 0.08 of a cent to 0.82 of one US cent with a transfer of 1,593 shares.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% climbed 5 cents to end at US$1.10 after trading 6 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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