Majority of stocks fall on Friday

Trading sank on the shortened trading session on Friday with 73 percent fewer shares changed hands than on Thursday, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in no stock recording gains and sending the market index into a decline for the day and for a shortened week.  

Trading ended with five securities changing hands, compared to seven on Thursday with no stock rising, four declining and one remaining unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index lost 3.45 points to end at 207.40. The average PE Ratio ends at 13 based on’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 104,433 shares traded at US$1,085 versus 387,195 units at US$8,455 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 20,887 units at US$217, in contrast to 55,314 shares at US$1,208 on Thursday. Trading for the month to date averaged 50,431 units at US$2,165 in contrast to 56,586 units at US$2,571 on Thursday. March ended with an average of 68,746 units for US$13,137.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital dropped 0.05 of a cent in ending at 8.85 US cents, with 540 shares trading, Margaritaville fell 1 cent to 10 US cents while exchanging 28 units, Proven Investments remained at 25.5 US cents, with 291 stock units changing hands. Sygnus Credit Investments shed 0.05 of a cent to 14.95 US cents while exchanging 545 stock units and Transjamaican Highway dropped 0.02 of a cent to end at 0.95 of a US cent after 103,029 units changed hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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