Volume down on JSE US$ market

Trading on the US dollar market of The Jamaica Stock Exchange ended in an exchange of 213,597 shares with $24,417 value, compared to 330,908 units at $20,184 on Wednesday.
The day’s activities resulted in five securities changing hands, with the prices of three rising, one declining and one closing unchanged, resulting in the market index dropping 1.22 points too close at 183.63. The average PE ratio of the market at 13.1 based on IC Insider.com’s 2020 earnings forecast.
The average trade of the day ended 42,719 units at $4,883, in contrast to an average of 110,303 units at $6,728 on Wednesday. The average volume and value for the month to date amounts to 237,754 units at an average of $52,196 in contrast to 246,309 units at $55,482,  on the previous trading day.
IC bid-offer Indicator| At the end of trading, the Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading shows three stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital gained four-tenth of a cent, to close at 10.4 US cents, after trading 3,800 shares, Proven Investments ended at 23 US cents, after swapping 88,7967 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments shed 1.5 cents in closing at 13.5 US cents with an exchange of 17,700 shares and Transjamaica Highway rose one-tenth of a cent in trading 102,850 shares to end at 0.92 US cents.
In the US dollar preference segment, JMMB Group 6% rose 1 cent and ended at $1 in trading 451 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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