Low keyed trading for JSE USD market

Trading remained low keyed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Wednesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 61 percent, with an 8 percent lower value than on Tuesday, and ended, with eight securities trading, against 10 on Tuesday with three rising, two declining and three ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index slipped 0.32 points to end at 223.86. The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 9.3. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between September 2022 and August 2023.
Overall, 145,513 shares traded for US$15,594 compared to 368,735 units at US$16,968 on Tuesday. Trading averaged 18,189 units at US$1,949, compared to 36,874 shares at US$1,697 on Tuesday, with a month to date average of 43,699 shares at US$2,664 versus 45,504 units at US$2,714 on the previous day. Tuesday. April ended with an average of 95,379 units for US$3,929.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ending with a bid higher than the last selling price and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Capital USD share rallied 0.04 of a cent to 7.94 US cents, with 9,698 shares crossing the exchange, Margaritaville remained at 15 US cents in an exchange of 58 stock units, Productive Business Solutions popped 1 cent to end at US$1.18 after exchanging one stock. Proven Investments finished at 26.45 US cents trading 1,527 stocks, Sterling Investments ended at 2 US cents with the swapping of 40,399 stocks, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share fell 0.59 of a cent to 12.4 US cents, with 81,861 shares clearing the market and Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share dropped 2.14 cents to 12.5 US cents while exchanging 10,000 units.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% climbed 0.23 of one cent in closing at US$1.10 after 1,969 stock units changed hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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