Stocks gains on the JSE USD Market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 78 percent less valued 92 percent lower than on Wednesday, resulting in 12 securities trading, compared to nine on Wednesday, with four rising, two declining and six ending unchanged.
Investors exchanged 394,179 shares for US$26,302 compared to 1,690,663 units at US$286,936 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 32,848 units at US$2,192, versus 187,851 shares at US$31,882 on Wednesday, with month to date average of 45,865 shares at US$7,629 versus 47,248 units at US$8,206 on the previous trading day. July ended with an average of 49,665 units for US$3,449.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index rose 5.99 points to end at 214.30.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.2. The PE ratio uses earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows none ended with a bid higher than the last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share fell 0.3 of a cent in closing at a 52 weeks’ low of 4 US cents after exchanging 336,734 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy ended at US$1.30 in trading three units, Productive Business Solutions remained at US$1.32 in switching ownership of four stocks. Proven Investments popped 0.3 of one cent to 21.5 US cents while exchanging 38,021 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments Jamaica dollar share rallied 0.23 of a cent to 13.23 US cents, with 62 shares changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share climbed 0.79 of one cent to 11.99 US cents with an exchange of 1,857 units. Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share increased 1.85 cents in closing at 12.5 US cents and exchanging ten stocks and Transjamaican Highway shed 0.01 of a cent to close at 0.95 of one US cent with investors transferring 3,179 stock units.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share ended unchanged at US$1.85 after a transfer of six units, JMMB Group 5.5% remained at US$2 with a transfer of seven stock units, JMMB Group 5.75% remained at US$1.74, with stocks crossing the market and JMMB Group6% ended unchanged at US$1.10 trading seven shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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