Rising JSE USD stocks edge out decliners

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Wednesday, with a 153 percent jump in the volume of stocks exchanged, with a 205 percent higher value than on Tuesday, resulting in four securities trading, compared to five on Tuesday with the prices of two rising, one declining and one ending unchanged.
Overall, 122,203 shares traded for US$20,869, up from 48,397 units at US$6,844 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 30,551 shares at US$5,217 versus 9,679 units at US$1,369 on Tuesday, with a month to date average of 53,906 shares at US$4,718 versus 54,726 units at US$4,700 on the previous trading day. August ended with an average of 53,206 units for US$7,288.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index slipped 0.11 points to end at 199.63.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.4. 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 none ended with a bid higher than the last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share shed 0.99 of one cent to close at 4.01 US cents after trading 12,900 shares, Proven Investments rallied 0.04 of a cent in ending at 20.55 US cents after the trading of 100,064 units, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share ended at 10 US cents trading 7,239 stocks and Transjamaican Highway gained 0.08 of a cent to 0.9 of one US cent, with 2,000 stock units crossing the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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