Trading climbs on JSE USD market

Trading ended on Tuesday with the market index slipping after 390 percent more shares changed hands than on Thursday on the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulting in an even number of stocks rising and falling.
Six securities traded, down from seven on Thursday, ending with prices of two rising, two declining and two remaining unchanged.
JSE USD Equity Index lost 2.83 points to end at 207.44. The average PE Ratio ends at 13.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
Investors exchanged 734,815 shares, for US$20,472 compared to 149,937 units at US$15,185 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 122,469 units at US$3,412, up from 21,420 shares at US$2,169 on Thursday. Trading averaged 68,058 units for the month to date at US$2,743. March ended with an average of 68,746 units for US$13,137.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital rose 0.19 of a cent to end at 8.9 US cents trading 29,292 stock units, Margaritaville settled at 11 US cents, with 1,838 stocks crossing the market, Proven Investments gained 0.05 of one cent to end at 25.5 US cents after trading 5,295 shares. Sterling Investments closed at 2 US cents, with 134,493 units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments declined 0.98 of a cent to 14.01 US cents in switching ownership of 63,828 stocks and Transjamaican Highway shed 0.12 of a cent to end at 0.82 US cents after exchanging 500,069 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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