Fall for JSE USD stocks at the 2022 midpoint

Trading ended with increased activity in the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, to close out the half year with a rise of 8.2 percent as the volume of stocks traded rose 11 percent with a 14 percent higher value than on Wednesday and increased stocks edging out losing ones.
A total of 252,463 shares were traded for US$48,827 against 227,317 units at US$42,677 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 42,077 units at US$8,138, compared to 45,463 shares at US$8,535 on Wednesday, with a month to date average of 71,901 shares at US$8,793 versus 73,102 units at US$8,820 on the previous day. May ended with an average of 47,916 units for US$3,528.
Six securities traded up from five on Wednesday, with two rising, one declining and three ending unchanged. The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 5.91 points to end at 211.65.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.3. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with bids higher than the last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close of market activities, Productive Business Solutions ended at US$1.14 after trading 174 shares, Proven Investments declined 1.03 cents to 24.97 US cents with an exchange of 213,276 units, following the release of full year results to March this year and Sterling Investments ended unchanged at 2.12 US cents in trading 10,750 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share remained at 12.5 US cents while exchanging 1,290 stock units, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share popped 2 cents to close at 12 US cents with an exchange of 400 shares and Transjamaican Highway rallied 0.05 of a cent to end at 1 US cent, with 26,573 stock units changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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