Trading remains elevated on JSE USD Market

On Wednesday, trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended with the volume of stocks declining by 16 percent with a 12 percent higher value than traded Tuesday, resulting in trading in 11 securities, similar to Tuesday with four rising, two declining and five ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index fell 1.15 points to end at 223.61.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.3. The PE ratio uses earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
A total of 365,713 shares traded for US$39,700 compared to 433,985 units at US$35,454 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 33,247 units at US$3,609, versus 39,453 shares at US$3,223 on Tuesday, with a month to date average of 51,603 shares at US$3,211 versus 63,480 units at US$2,953 on the previous day. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows none ending with the bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share lost 0.9 of a cent in ending at 7.05 US cents while exchanging 51,317 shares, Margaritaville remained at 15.99 US cents in trading 14 stocks, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy ended unchanged at US$1.26, with one stock unit crossing the market. Productive Business Solutions climbed 1 cent to close at US$1.19 with the swapping of two units, Proven Investments rose 0.19 of a cent to 25.99 US cents, with 83,622 shares changing hands, Sterling Investments advanced 0.07 of a cent to 2.17 US cents trading two units. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share finished at 12.95 US cents in an exchange of 100,750 shares and Transjamaican Highway declined 0.04 cents in closing at 0.98 US cents, with 130,000 stocks clearing the market.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investments preference share remained at US$1.999 in exchanging one share. JMMB Group 5.75% ended unchanged at US$2.02 after two units were traded and JMMB Group 6% increased 0.23 of a cent to end at US$1.10 trading two stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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