Slippage for JSE USD Market

Trading plunged on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market on Wednesday from Tuesday’s levels with a 74 percent fall in the volume of stocks changing hands with the value declining 48 percent from Tuesday’s level with trading in seven securities compared to eight on Tuesday with the price of one rising, two declining and four ending unchanged.
Overall, 287,125 shares were traded for US$19,364 down from 1,121,685 units at US$37,070 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 41,018 units at US$2,766 versus 140,211 shares at US$4,634 on Tuesday. January ended with an average of 48,604 units for US$4,865.
The JSE USD Equities Index lost 1.96 points to end at 223.47.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 10. The PE ratio uses earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November 2022 and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ended with bids higher than the last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share remained at 7 US cents as investors exchanged 19,429 shares, Margaritaville dipped 0.07 of a cent ending at 14.1 US cents with two stocks crossing the exchange, Proven Investments ended at 20 US cents after 11,350 units were traded. Sterling Investments popped 0.01 of a cent to close at 1.81 US cents with 63,007 stock units changing hands, Sygnus Credit Investments USD share ended at 9.51 US cents after exchanging 12,385 stock units and Transjamaican Highway lost 0.07 of a cent to 0.92 of one US cent while exchanging 169,103 units.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% ended at US$1 after trading 11,849 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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