Trading expansion for JSE USD stocks

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks exchanged declining, with 58 percent more value than on Monday, resulting in trading of 14 securities, up from just six on Monday with prices of three rising, five declining and six ending unchanged.
a total of 157,281 shares were traded, for US$16,865 compared to 165,305 units at US$10,692 on Monday.
Trading averaged 11,234 units at US$1,205 versus 27,551 shares at US$1,782 on Monday, with a month to date average of 16,129 shares at US$1,378. September ended with an average of 87,926 units for US$4,746.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index rose 4.63 points to end at 217.29.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.9. 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 the bid higher than the last selling price and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share fell 0.02 of a cent in closing at 6.76 US cents after trading market 1,470 shares, Margaritaville dropped 0.01 of a cent in ending at 14.98 US cents after a transfer of 1,045 units, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy remained at US$1, with four stocks crossing the exchange. Productive Business Solutions ended at US$1.39 with a transfer of 4 stock units, Proven Investments ended at 20 US cents in switching ownership of 5,328 stocks, Sterling Investments advanced 0.14 of one cent to 2.25 US cents while exchanging 22,948 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments J$ share popped 0.63 of a cent in closing at 15.63 US cents and exchanging 8 shares, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share declined 0.77 of one cent to 9 US cents in exchanging 10,800 units, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share lost 2.93 cents to end at 10 US cents as investors exchanged 4,600 stocks. Transjamaican Highway remained at 1 US cent in trading 107,110 stock units.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share ended at US$10.50, with 650 shares crossing the market, Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share remained at US$1.85 with an exchange of 3 units, JMMB Group 5.75% shed 1 cent in ending at US$1.75, with 3,123 stock units changing hands and JMMB Group 6% rallied 9.8 cents in closing at US$1.078 with investors transferring 188 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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