New listing for JSE US dollar market

Productive Business 9.25% preference share was added to the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market this week with the trading on Friday and rising by the close. The volume of stocks traded in the overall market on Friday, climbed 17 percent, with 8 percent less value than on Thursday, resulting in seven securities traded, similar to Thursday and ended with three rising, four declining and none ending unchanged.
Overall, 3,796,627 shares were traded for US$51,064 compared to 3,235,927 units at US$55,292 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 542,375 shares at US$7,295 versus 462,275 units at US$7,899 on Thursday, with a month to date average of 87,926 shares at US$4,746 versus 68,044 units at US$4,634 on the previous trading day. August ended with an average of 53,206 units for US$7,288.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 0.66 points to end at 215.55.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.9. The PE ratio uses ICInsider.com 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 prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share shed 0.08 of a cent to end at 6.82 US cents in swapping 6,367 shares, Proven Investments fell 1 cent to 20 US cents with a transfer of 500 units, Sterling Investments popped 0.02 of a cent to 2.11 US cents after trading 28,086 stock units. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share lost 1.21 cents to close at 9.77 US cents, with 2,000 stocks crossing the exchange and Transjamaican Highway gaining 0.03 of a cent to end at 1.02 US cents after exchanging 3,757,139 units.
In the preference segment, the newly listed Productive Business 9.25% preference share rose US$0.50 to a new high of US$10.50 with investors transferring 894 stock units and JMMB Group 5.75% declined 4 cents to US$1.76 after exchanging 1,641 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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