Big surge for Junior Market

Junior Market trading climbed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded rising just 8 percent over Wednesday’s trade, with 31 percent more value, following movement in 40 securities versus 42 on Wednesday and ending with 14 rising, 16 declining and 10 closing unchanged and ended with the Junior Market Index jumping 70.28 points to 4,196.47.
A total of 14,203,408 shares were exchanged for $56,275,455 compared to 13,198,946 units at $42,970,729 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 355,085 shares at $1,406,886 versus 314,261 units at $1,023,113 on Wednesday with the month to date, averaging 360,647 units at $1,302,347 compared to 362,333 stock units at $1,270,669 on the previous trading day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Fosrich led trading with 8.94 million shares for 62.9 percent of total volume, followed by Spur Tree Spices with 1.07 million units for 7.5 percent of the day’s trade and EduFocal ended trading 752,660 units for 5.3 percent market share.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.8. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and seven with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial shed 15 cents to end at $25.15, with 64 shares crossing the market, Cargo Handlers gained $1.74 in ending at $13.34 with the swapping of 593 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries fell 30 cents to $2.40 and closed with after an exchange of 25,489 stocks. Dolla Financial rose 11 cents to end at $3.28 with 238,152 units changing hands, Everything Fresh dipped 19 cents to $1.56, with 10,901 units crossing the market, Fontana climbed 24 cents to close at $9.44 in trading 90,999 stock units. Future Energy Source lost 18 cents in closing at $5.42 after exchanging 637,915 shares, KLE Group increased 16 cents to $2.15 with investors transferring 100 stocks, Knutsford Express rallied 20 cents to end at $8 after 9,100 units passed through the market. Lasco Distributors popped 10 cents in ending at $3 after exchanging 2,804 stocks, Lasco Manufacturing advanced 45 cents to $4.45 with a transfer of 589 shares, Medical Disposables declined 48 cents in closing at $5.35 while exchanging 3,811 stock units and Tropical Battery dropped 12 cents to end at $2.43 in switching ownership of 402,759 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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