Trading nosedives on JSE USD market

Trading on Thursday ended, with the volume of stocks traded declining 92 percent after the value dropped 94 percent from Wednesday, at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market, resulting in eight securities traded, compared to nine on Wednesday with four rising, one declining and three ending unchanged.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index gained 2.01 points to end at 208.28.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 9.1. The PE ratio incorporates earnings forecasts for companies with financial years ending up to August 2023.
Overall, 19,463 shares were traded for US$5,629 versus 253,464 units at US$93,203 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 2,433 units at US$704 against 28,163 shares at US$10,356 on Wednesday, with a month to date average of 18,456 shares at US$4,713 versus 24,865 units at US$6,317 on the previous day. July ended with an average of 49,665 units for US$3,449.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows no stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and two ended with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share popped 0.46 of a cent to end at 6.96 US cents, after 58 shares crossed the market, Margaritaville finished at 14.98 US cents after trading seven stock units, Proven Investments gained 0.2 of a cent to close at 22.95 US cents, with a trader of 7,247 stocks. Sterling Investments ended at 2 US cents in trading 234 units  Sygnus Credit Investments USD share rose 0.82 of one cent to end at 12.8 US cents after an exchange of 6,423 units, Sygnus Real Estate Finance USD share fell 0.13 of one cent to 10.5 US cents after exchanging 322 stock units and Transjamaican Highway rallied 0.05 of a cent to end at 0.95 of one US cent in exchanging 1,799 shares.
In the preference segmentJMMB Group 6% ended unchanged at 93.5 US cents after closing, with 3,373 stocks changing hands.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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