Trading picks up on JSE USD Market

Trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange US dollar market ended on Monday, with the volume of stocks exchanged jumping 739 percent, valued 97 percent more than on Friday, resulting in 10 securities trading, compared to seven on Friday with four rising, three declining and three ending unchanged.
A total of 467,538 shares were traded for US$25,574 up from 55,754 units at US$12,962 on Friday.
Trading averaged 46,754 shares at US$2,557 versus 7,965 units at US$1,851 on Friday, with the month to date average of 40,972 shares at US$2,277 up from 40,613 units at US$2,258 on the previous trading day. September ended with an average of 87,926 units for US$4,746.
The JSE US Denominated Equities Index climbed 4.03 points to end at 211.09.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 8.5. 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 one stock ended with a bid higher than the last selling price and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, First Rock Real Estate USD share dipped 0.42 of one cent ending at 7.08 US cents with a transfer of 15,000 shares, Margaritaville lost 0.98 of a cent to end at 14 US cents with just one unit trading, MPC Caribbean Clean Energy ended at 61 US cents with an exchange of 67 stock units. Productive Business Solutions advanced 8 cents to US$1.38, with 6,495 stocks crossing the market, Proven Investments declined 0.97 of a cent in closing at 19.03 US cents in switching ownership of 14,694 stock units, Sterling Investments rose 0.1 of a cent to 2.1 US cents after investors traded 580 stocks. Sygnus Credit Investments USD share remained at 10 US cents with 405 units clearing the market and Transjamaican Highway rose 0.07 of a cent to 0.98 US of one cent, with 425,474 shares crossing the exchange.
In the preference segmentProductive Business 9.25% preference share popped 64 cents in closing at a record high of US$12.14, with 16 units crossing the market and JMMB Group 5.75% remained at US$1.75 after an exchange of 4,806 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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