Trading rises on JSE USD market

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Tuesday, with the market declining after 244 percent more shares changed hands than on Monday and resulted in the prices of more stocks rising than falling. 
At the close of the market, trading ended with five securities changing hands compared to three on Monday and ended with the prices of three stocks rising, one declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index carved out a loss of 1.50 points to settle at 187.28 at the close, with the average PE Ratio ending at 12.7 based on IC’s forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 516,236 shares, accounting forUS$127,632 compared to 150,020 units at just US$2,461 on Monday.
The average trade for the day amounted to 103,247 units changing hands at  US$25,526, in contrast to an average of 50,007 shares at  US$820  on Monday. Trading ended, with an average of 91,737 units for the month to date at US$12,611 in contrast to 90,537 units at US$11,266. By comparison, August ended with an average of 83,402 units for US$7,526.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading for the market shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment gained two-tenths of a cent in ending at 8.7 US cents after 5,500 shares crossed the market, Proven Investments carved out a loss 2 US cents to close at 25 US cents with investors switching ownership of 501,010 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments rose a fraction of a cent to end at 13.02 US cents with investors swapping 4,266 stocks units and Transjamaican Highway gained nine-tenths of a cent and settled at 0.09 US cent with investors swapping 4,510 shares.
In the preference segment of the market, JMMB Group 5.75% remained at US$2.01 in an exchange of 950 units.

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

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