Trading jumps on JSE US dollar market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Thursday, with the volume of stocks exchanged rising 83 percent and valued 75 percent more than on Wednesday, resulting from trading of four securities, similar to Wednesday with one rising, three declining with none unchanged.
Overall, 223,783 shares traded, for US$36,555 up from 122,203 units at US$20,869 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 55,946 units at US$9,139 versus 30,551 shares at US$5,217 on Wednesday, with a month to date average of 53,973 shares at US$4,863 versus 53,906 units at US$4,718 on the previous trading day. August ended with an average of 53,206 units for US$7,288.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index gained 2.03 points to end at 201.66.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.2. The PE ratio uses earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending between November and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and none with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share rose 0.99 of a cent to 5 US cents in exchanging 120,250 shares, Proven Investments shed 0.55 of one cent in closing at 20 US cents while trading 4,122 stocks and Sygnus Credit Investments USD share dropped 1 cent to end at 9 US cents with the swapping of 78,411 units.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% dipped 5 cents after ending at US$1.05, with 21,000 stock units clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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