Trading jumps on JSE USD market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks exchanged rising 483 percent, with the value surging 1,046 percent more than Monday’s levels, resulting in six securities trading, compared to eight on Monday with three rising, one declining and two ending unchanged.
A total of 1,042,094 shares were traded for US$58,208 up sharply from 178,840 units at US$5,077 on Monday.
Trading averaged 173,682 shares at US$9,701 versus 22,355 units at a mere US$635 on Monday, with a month to date average of 30,414 shares at US$3,432 compared with 24,869 units at US$3,190 on the previous day. October ended with an average of 40,972 units for US$2,277.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index lost 1.78 points to end at 222.13.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in the computation of appropriate stock values, averages 8.4. The PE ratio incorporates earnings forecasts for companies with financial year ends 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 five with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share gained 0.89 of a cent in ending at 7.99 US cents after an exchange of 364,350 shares, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy remained at 65 US cents in trading three stocks, Proven Investments fell 1.27 cents to close at 18.1 US cents with 129,276 units changing hands. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share climbed 0.34 of a cent to 9.86 US cents in switching ownership of 363 stock units and Transjamaican Highway rallied 0.04 of a cent to 0.9 of one US cent after exchanging 547,000 units.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% ended at US$1 with 1,102 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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