Gains for USD market as more stocks rise

The value stocks trading on Monday surged 232 percent on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, but the volume was mildly higher and trading closed with eight active securities, the same as Friday, with three rising, one declining and four ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index rose 2.90 points and closed at 213.83.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.10. The PE ratio uses earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
Overall, 335,526 shares traded, for US$46,352 versus 320,625 units at US$13,970 on Friday. Trading averaged 41,941 units at US$5,794, compared to 40,078 shares at US$1,746 on Friday, with a month to date average of 77,373 shares at US$4,158 versus 80,326 units at US$4,021 on the previous day. May ended with an average of 47,916 units for US$3,528.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ended with higher bids than the last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share ended at 7.49 US cents with an exchange of 37 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy remained at US$1.38 while exchanging one stock unit, Proven Investments rose 0.5 of a cent to end at 26 US cents in an exchange of 48,190 stock units. Sterling Investments dropped 0.02 of one cent to close at 2.1 US cents, with 577 units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share advanced 0.79 of a cent in closing at 12.99 US cents in switching ownership of 260,908 units, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share finished at 11.5 US cents after an exchange of 850 stocks and Transjamaican Highway climbed 0.03 of one cent to close at 0.84 of a US cent with 24,962 shares traded.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% remained at US$1.05 in exchanging one stock unit.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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