Rising USD market

Trading on Wednesday ended with the market rising after 88 percent fewer shares passed through the market than on Tuesday, on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market. 

Just four securities traded, down from six on Tuesday and ended with two stocks rising, one declining and one remaining unchanged. The JSE USD Equity Index rose 3.83 points to end at 211.27, up 13.4 percent for the year to date.
The average PE Ratio ended at 12.9 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Investors exchanged 86,122 shares for US$17,581, down from 734,815 units at US$20,472 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 21,531 units at US$4,395, down from 122,469 shares at US$3,412 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date amounts to 57,110 units for US$3,132 in contrast to 68,058 units at US$2,743 on Tuesday. Trading in March averaged 68,746 units at US$13,137.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than the last selling price and none with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital settled at 8.9 US cents trading 24,550 shares, Proven Investments declined 0.5 of a cent to close at 25 US cents in exchanging 61,570 units, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 1.71 cents to 15.72 US cents in trading just one stock and Transjamaican Highway gained 0.13 of a cent to close at 0.95 of one US cent in clearing the market with one stock unit.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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