Falling prices dominate JSE USD market

Trading on Tuesday ended with the volume of shares changing hands declining 85 percent with a 96 percent fall in value than on Monday, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in more stocks declining than rising.
Trading ended with six securities changing hands, similar to Monday, with the price of one rising, four falling and one ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 2.33 points to end at 198.06. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with the financial year up to August 2022.
Overall, 121,697 shares traded, for US$4,044 in contrast to 805,542 units at US$92,182 on Monday. Trading averaged 20,283 units at US$674, down from 134,257 shares at US$15,364 previously and month to date averages 84,663 shares at US$7,876 versus 88,816 units at US$8,341 on Monday. December ended with an average of 439,975 units for US$68,382.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with a bid higher than their last selling prices and four stocks with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share fell 0.04 of a cent in closing at 6.89 US cents after exchanging 200 shares, Proven Investments shed 1.45 cents to end at 20.55 US cents, with 13,320 units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share lost 0.69 of a cent to close at 12.3 US cents in trading just one stock unit and Transjamaican Highway declined 0.06 of a cent to end at 0.83 of one US cent trading 107,900 stocks.
In the preference segmentEppley 6% remained at 98 US cents in an exchange of 26 units and JMMB Group 6% gained 10 cents after ending at US$1.15 trading 250 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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