Volume up prices down on JSE USD market

The US dollar market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed trading on Friday, with the market declining after over 41 times more shares traded than on Thursday, resulting in more stocks falling than rising. 
At the close of the market, trading ended similar to Thursday, with five securities changing hands and ended with the prices of one stock rising, three declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equities Index lost 1.98 points to settle at 190.96, with the average PE Ratio ending at 12.6 based on IC Insider.com forecast of 2020-21 earnings.
The market closed with an exchange of 860,406 shares, accounting for US$20,339  compared to 20,101 units at US$32,755 on Thursday. The average trade ended at 172,081 units changing hands at US$4,068, in contrast to an average of 4,020 shares at US$6,551 on Thursday. Trading ended, with an average of 93,239 units for the month to date at US$11,962  in contrast to 83,384 units at US$12,949. 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 ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close of the market, First Rock Capital Investment lost 0.49 of a cent to close at 8.5 US cents with investors switching ownership of 5,000 shares, Proven Investments gained 1.5 US cents, after ending at 27.5 US cents in exchanging 606 units. Sygnus Credit Investments declined by 1.5 US cents to close at 12 US cents trading 104,750 shares and Transjamaican Highway slipped 0.07 of a cent to 0.81 of a US cent, with 750,000 shares passing through the market.
In the preference segment of the market, Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share closed at US$1.96, with 50 units changing hands.

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

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