Slippage in USD JSE stocks

Trading in US dollar stocks ended with the market declining after trading 43 percent fewer shares than on Thursday on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, resulting in more stocks falling than rising at the close on Friday.
Five securities changing hands, compared to six on Thursday, with prices of one stock rising, two declining and two ending unchanged.
The JSE USD Equity Index lost 2.21 points to end at 209.56, with a gain of 12.5 percent for the year to date. The average PE Ratio ends at 13.8 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with, 375,831 shares traded for US$54,256, down from 658,389 units at US$27,752 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 75,166 units at US$10,851 versus 109,732 shares at US$4,625 on Thursday. Trading averaged 80,293 units for the month to date at US$6,320 in contrast to 80,524 units at US$6,116 on Thursday. March ended with an average of 68,746 units for US$13,137.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended with the bid higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital added 1 cent to end at 9 US cents, with 72,250 shares crossing the exchange, Margaritaville dipped 1 cent to a 52 weeks’ low of 8 US cents trading 950 units, Productive Business Solutions closed at US$1.01 in an exchange of 49 shares. Proven Investments declined 0.97 of a cent to end at 26 US cents in exchanging 20,207 units and Sygnus Credit Investments settled at 15 US cents, with 282,375 shares changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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