Trading dropped on JSE USD Market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Friday, with the volume of stocks exchanged declining 96 percent with a marginally higher value than on Thursday, resulting in seven securities traded, the same as on Thursday, with three rising, two declining and two ending unchanged.
Overall, 55,704 shares traded for US$12,962 compared to 1,307,226 units at US$12,689 on Thursday.
Trading averaged 7,965 units at US$1,851 versus 186,747 shares at US$1,813 on Thursday, with month to date average of 40,612 shares at US$2,260 versus 42,097 units at US$2,279 on the previous trading day. September ended with an average of 87,926 units for US$4,746.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index inched higher by 0.04 points to end at 206.43.
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 no stocks ended with a bid higher than the last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share remained at 7.5 US cents, with 7,207 shares changing hands, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy shed 14 cents ending at a record low of 61 US cents after exchanging 457 stocks, Productive Business Solutions dropped 8 cents to US$1.30, with one unit changing hands. Proven Investments increased 0.94 of a cent in closing at 20 US cents, with 10,333 stock units crossing the market, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share rallied 0.69 of a cent to 11.64 US cents in exchanging 40 stock units and Transjamaican Highway gained 0.11 of one cent to close at 0.91 of one US cent, with 31,141 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 5.75% ended at US$1.50 with investors transferring 6,525 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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