Trading falls on JSE USD market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks exchanged declining 81 percent, with 32 percent less value than on Tuesday, resulting in 10 securities trading, down from 14 on Tuesday with two rising, five declining and three ending unchanged, with the JSE US Denominated Equities Index losing 0.45 points to end at 216.84.
A total of 29,412 shares were traded for US$11,534 compared to 157,281 units at US$16,865 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 2,941 units at US$1,153 versus 11,234 shares at US$1,205 on Tuesday, with A month to date average of 11,733 shares at US$1,303 versus 16,129 units at US$1,378 on the previous day. September ended with an average of 87,926 units for US$4,746.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.7. 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 two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share dipped 0.86 of a cent after ending at 5.9 US cents, with 3,099 shares clearing the market, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy ended at US$1, with 4 stock units changing hands, Proven Investments remained at 20 US cents after a transfer of 12,507 stocks. Sterling Investments declined 0.04 of a cent to close at 2.21 US cents with a transfer of 3,745 units, Sygnus Credit Investments J$ share dropped 0.03 of a cent to 15.6 US cents in switching ownership of 18 units, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share advanced 0.1 of a cent after ending at 10.1 US cents with an exchange of one stock unit and Transjamaican Highway lost 0.01 of a cent to close at 0.99 of one US cent with the swapping of 5,000 stocks.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share rallied 10 cents to end at US$10.60 in trading 12 shares, Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share remained at US$1.85 in exchanging 26 shares and JMMB Group 5.75% fell 5 cents in closing at US$1.70 as investors exchanged 5,000 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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