Trading climbs on the JSE US dollar market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Friday, with the volume of stocks exchanged rising 109 percent, valued 15 percent lower than in trading on Thursday, resulting in action in eight securities, compared to four on Thursday with three rising, one declining and four ending unchanged.
Overall, 468,198 shares were traded for US$30,924 compared to 223,783 units at US$36,555 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 58,525 shares at US$3,866 versus 55,946 units at US$9,139 on Thursday, with the month to date averaging 54,253 shares at US$4,801 versus 53,973 units at US$4,863 on the previous trading day. August ended with an average of 53,206 units for US$7,288.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index gained 0.96 points to end at 202.62.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.5. The PE ratio uses earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no 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 remained at 5 US cents, with 301,294 shares crossing the market, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy ended at US$1 with a transfer of 2 stock units, Proven Investments popped 1 cent to 21 US cents and closed with 44,288 units changing hands. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share advanced 1.96 cents to close at 10.96 US cents, with 1,963 stocks clearing the market and Transjamaican Highway gained 0.04 of a cent in closing at 0.94 of one US cent as investors exchanged 117,255 stocks.
In the preference segmentEppley 6% preference share ended at US$1.13 after exchanging 15 shares, JMMB Group 5.75% fell 5 cents to close at US$1.75, with 2,881 stock units crossing the exchange and JMMB Group 6% remained at US$1.05 in switching ownership of 500 units.

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