Gains for the JSE USD market

Trading activity on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market declined on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks exchanged slipping 83 percent valued 18 percent less than Monday’s trade, following trading in 11 securities, compared to 10 on Monday with three rising, five declining and three ending unchanged.
Investors traded 79,997 shares with a value of US$20,849 versus 467,538 units at US$25,574 on Monday.
Trading averaged 7,272 stock units at US$1,895 on Tuesday versus 46,754 shares at US$2,557 on Monday. October ended with an average of 40,972 units for US$2,277.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index gained 1.82 points to end at 212.91.
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 one stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share rallied 0.82 of one cent to end at 7.9 US cents as 75 shares passed through the market, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy gained 0.99 of a cent ending at 61.99 US cents as investors exchanged 1,080 stocks, Proven Investments advanced 0.96 of one cent to 19.99 US cents after a transfer of 20,212 stock units. Sterling Investments dipped 0.1 of a cent to 2 US cents, with 8,756 units changing hands. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share fell 0.88 of a cent to close at 9.12 US cents with the swapping of 11,271 stock units, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share remained at 11.64 US cents after 166 shares passed through the market and Transjamaican Highway ended at 0.98 of one US cent after an exchange of 30,245 stock units.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share declined 14 cents in closing at US$12 in exchanging 500 units, Equityline Mortgage Investment preference share shed 3 cents to close at US$1.67 while exchanging 29 shares. JMMB Group 5.75% ended at US$1.75 after trading 794 stocks and JMMB Group 6% dropped 3 cents to US$1.06 with an exchange of 6,869 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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