The JSE USD market jumps Friday

The Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market closed on Friday, with the market Index gaining 7.79 points to end at 212.91 after the volume of stocks traded rose 597 percent and the value climbed 139 percent more than on Thursday, resulting in nine securities traded, compared to eight on Thursday, with prices of four rising, two declining and three ending unchanged.
Overall, 1,269,887 shares were traded for US$37,144 compared to 182,299 units at US$15,525 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 141,099 units at US$4,127, up from 22,787 shares at US$1,941 Thursday, with a month to date average of 59,673 units at US$5,153 versus 51,620 at US$5,255 on the previous day. August ended with an average of 53,206 units for US$7,288.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.4. 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 prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share increased 0.9 of a cent to close at 4.9 US cents, with 5,995 shares changing hands, Productive Business Solutions remained at US$1.3225, with 5,000 stock units crossing the market, Proven Investments ended at 22 US cents, with 49,000 units changing. Sterling Investments ended at 2.09 US cents, with 536 stocks crossing the exchange, Sygnus Credit Investments J$ share climbed 1.79 cents to end at 14.99 US cents after exchanging 150 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share declined 0.2 of a cent to 11 US cents while exchanging 76,230 units and Transjamaican Highway advanced 0.04 of a cent to 0.9 of none US cent after a transfer of 1,132,310 stock units.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 5.75% rose 5 cents to close at US$1.80 with investors transferring 446 shares and JMMB Group 6% shed 2 cents to end at US$1.05 in switching ownership of 220 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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