Trading picks up on the JSE USD market

Trading on Wednesday, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market with the volume of shares changing hands rising 227 percent, with 1071 percent higher value than on Tuesday, resulting in a three way split in stocks rising, falling and those closing unchanged.
Nine securities traded compared to six on Tuesday, with stocks rising, declining and ending unchanged sharing three each. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index rose 0.62 points to end at 198.91.
PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5.
The market’s PE ratios are computed using ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with the financial year up to August 2022.
Overall, 397,370 shares traded for US$47,370 compared to 121,697 units at US$4,044 on Tuesday. Trading averages 44,152 units at US$5,263, compared to 20,283 shares at US$674 on the previous day and the month to date averages 81,287 shares at US$7,659 versus 84,663 units at US$7,876 on Tuesday. December ended with an average of 439,975 units for US$68,382.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share ended at 6.89 US cents with 38 shares crossing the exchange, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy fell 4.2 cents to end at US$1.20 in an exchange of 20 stocks, Proven Investments popped 0.45 of one cent to close at 21 US cents in switching ownership of 186,658 units. Sterling Investments ended at 2.1 US cents in exchanging 232 stock units, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share climbed 0.4 of a cent in ending at 12.7 US cents after 6,350 stock units crossed the market, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share shed 0.3 of a cent to 13.5 US cents after exchanging 1,463 stocks and Transjamaican Highway advanced 0.02 of a cent after ending at 0.85 of one US cent in trading 200,000 units.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share remained at US$1.999 after trading 9 shares and JMMB Group 5.75% dropped 12 cents to close at US$2.02 with an exchange of 2,600 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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