Gains for JSE USD Market

More money passed through the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Friday, but investors traded vastly fewer shares than they did on Thursday with the number of shares traded dropping 92 percent from Thursday trades even as the value rose 93 percent and resulted in an exchange of nine securities up from, six on Thursday with four rising, three declining and two unchanged.
A total of 29,492 shares traded, for US$57,624 versus 390,586 units at US$29,911 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 3,277 shares at US$6,403 versus 65,098 stock units at US$4,985 on Thursday, with the month to date average of 21,723 shares at US$5,292 in contrast with 28,941  units at US$4,857 previously. Trading in October averaged 40,972 units for US$2,277.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index gained 1.39 points to end at 213.96.
The PE Ratio a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.6. The PE ratio uses earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share fell 0.01 of a cent after ending at 7.99 US cents and closed with an exchange of 91 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy gained 3.01 cents to end at 65 US cents in trading 15 stocks, Proven Investments climbed 0.95 of one cent to close at 20.95 US cents as investors exchanged 814 units. Sterling Investments remained at 2 US cents, with 17,000 stock units crossing the market, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share ended at 10 US cents after 713 shares were exchanged and Transjamaican Highway dipped 0.02 of a cent in ending at 0.93 of one US cent, with 2,995 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share dropped US$2.02 to close at US$11 with the swapping of 4,425 units, JMMB Group 5.75% rose 25 cents in closing at US$2 trading 600 stocks and JMMB Group 6% advanced 1 cent to end at US$1.07, with investors exchanging 2,839 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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