JSE USD market dips for a second day

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Thursday, with the volume of stocks changing hands declining 9 percent and resulting in a 33 percent fall in the value compared to Wednesday, following trading in seven securities, compared with seven on Wednesday with one rising, three declining and three ending unchanged.
Overall, 260,566 shares were traded for US$12,989 compared with 287,125 units at US$19,364 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 37,224 units at US$1,856 down from 41,018 shares at US$2,766 on Wednesday, with month to date average of 39,121 shares at US$2,311. January ended with an average of 48,604 units for US$4,865.
The JSE USD Equities Index slipped 0.54 points to end at 222.95.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 10. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November 2022 and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than the last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share dropped 0.02 of a cent in ending at 6.98 US cents after 35,761 shares were traded, Proven Investments lost 0.84 of a cent to end at 19.16 US cents while exchanging 16,700 stock units, Sterling Investments popped 0.18 of a cent in closing at 1.99 US cents as 494 stocks passed through the market. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share ended at 9.51 US cents 16,850 units crossing the market and Transjamaican Highway remained at 0.92 of one US cent with investors exchanging 187,273 stocks.
In the preference segmentEquityline Mortgage Investment preference share fell 3 cents to US$1.64 after a transfer of 488 units and JMMB Group 6% ended at US$1 trading 3,000 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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