Trading picks up on JSE US$ market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market fell Friday, with shares of seven companies changing hands, up from just two on Thursday, but with higher volume and value.
Market activity ended with prices of two stocks closing up, two falling and three remained unchanged. Investors exchanged 57,581 shares for US$12,255, in contrast to 29,646 units valued at US$6,434, from the trading of just two securities on Thursday.
At the close, the market index lost 0.62 points to end at 190.39 and the PE ratio of the market closed with an average of 13.1 times 2020 earnings.
At the end of trading, Equityline Mortgage Investments preference share lost half of a cent with 100 units changing hands at $1.95, First Rock Capital gained half a cent in exchanging 850 shares at 8.99 US cents, Margaritaville traded 800 stock units at 18 US cents. Proven Investments exchanged 50,000 shares to end at 23.35 US cents, Sterling Investments added 0.3 of a cent as investors switched ownership of 2,165 units, Sygnus Credit Investments ended at 13 US cents after exchanging 666 units and Trans Jamaican exchanged 3,000 shares and lost 0.01 of a cent to end at 0.093 of a US cent.

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

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