Trading levels back to recent norm

Market activity dropped on Tuesday to more sedate trading levels in recent weeks, with 89.8 percent fewer shares changing hands after surging on Monday and ended with the US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closing higher, with declining stocks edging out those rising.
Trading ended with four securities changing hands, compared to eight on Monday and ended with the prices of one stock rising, two declining and one remaining unchanged.
JSE USD Equity Index gained 3.42 points to end at 192.57 and the average PE Ratio ends at 13.2 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 433,513 shares for US$35,736 compared to 4,260,743 units at US$984,122 on Monday.
Trading averaged 108,378 units at US$8,934, versus 532,593 shares at US$123,015 on Monday. Trading averaged 144,305 units for the month to date at US$21,351 in contrast to 146,966 units at US$22,270 on the prior trading day. By comparison, December ended with an average of 55,388 units for US$6,412.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of trading, Proven Investments increased 2.35 cents to 25.85 US cents after exchanging 19,523 shares, Sterling Investments declined 0.2 of a cent to 2.1 US cents with an exchange of 10,000 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 1.5 cents in ending at 15 US cents with 183,990 units changing hands and Transjamaican Highway ended at 0.85 of a US cent after trading 220,000 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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