Dolla pushes junior market trading – Tuesday

Trading surged on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market on Tuesday, with Dolla Financial trading 63 million shares for 86 percent of the total as the volume of stocks that changed hands rose 134 percent and the value 132 percent more than on Monday as 73,506,120 shares changed hands for $255,054,005, up from 31,376,263 units at $109,876,239 on Monday.
Trading averaged 1,884,772 shares at $6,539,846, up from 697,250 shares at $2,441,694 on Monday, with the month to date, averaging 372,314 units at $1,427,027 versus 269,551 units at $1,079,640 on the previous trading day. May closed with an average of 376,907 units at $1,638,631.
Thirty-nine securities traded down from 45 on Monday, and ended with 26 rising, ten declining and three closing unchanged. The Junior Market Index popped 75.60 points to close at 4,389.62.
The PE Ratio, a measure in computing appropriate stock values, averages 13. 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.
Trading in Dolla Financial was followed by JFP Limited with 1.51 million units for 2 percent of the day’s trade, Future Energy Source ended with 1.18 million units for 1.6 percent market share and Spur Tree Spices with 1.07 million units for 1.5 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and seven stocks with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial declined 35 cents in ending at $19.95, with 28,293 shares changing hands, AMG Packaging gained 73 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.48 in trading 626,836 units, CAC 2000 increased 52 cents to end at $8.90 in an exchange of 5,913 stocks. Caribbean Cream rose 13 cents to $5.15 after exchanging 50,401 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries lost 9 cents in closing at $1.29, with 13,031 shares crossing the market, Derrimon Trading advanced 10 cents to $2.77, with 309,577 stock units changing hands. Dolla Financial rallied 15 cents to end at a record closing high of $3.22 after exchanging 63,282,211 stocks, Dolphin Cove popped 38 cents to close at $17.93 in switching ownership of 104,567 units, EduFocal fell 16 cents in ending at $2.90 while exchanging 542,360 stock units. Elite Diagnostic climbed 8 cents in closing at $3.38 with an exchange of 162,304 shares, Express Catering shed 40 cents to end at $5.45 after trading 8,677 units, Fontana popped 55 cents to $10.61 and closed with 71,528 stocks changing hands. Fosrich advanced $4 in closing at $34, with an exchange of 246,703 units, Future Energy Source gained 11 cents in ending at $6.21 with the swapping of 1,181,766 shares, General Accident climbed 20 cents to close at $5.80, with 1,471 stock units clearing the market. GWest Corporation rallied 18 cents to $1.18 in exchanging 65,495 stocks, Jamaican Teas increased 9 cents in closing at $3.20 in trading 65,327 stocks, JFP Limited rose 7 cents to end at $1.69 in exchanging 1,505,005 units. Lasco Distributors advanced 12 cents to $3.22 after exchanging 10,900 stock units, Lasco Manufacturing increased 49 cents to close at $4.99 after trading 23,099 shares, Limners and Bards popped 10 cents in closing at $2.95, with 473,266 stocks crossing the exchange. Mailpac Group dropped 12 cents to end at $2.68 while exchanging 752,394 units, Medical Disposables jumped $1.15 to $7.45, with an exchange of 32,237 shares, Paramount Trading rose 14 cents to $1.99, with 64,151 stock units crossing the market. Spur Tree Spices rallied 22 cents to close at $3.97 after exchanging 1,070,114 shares, SSL Venture fell 61 cents to end at $3.38 with the swapping of 497,082 stock units and tTech climbed 63 cents to $3.75 in switching ownership of 264 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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