Falling stocks outgun rising ones

Trading dropped on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday with a 33 percent fall in the volume of stocks exchanged with a 5 percent fall in value compared to Monday after 41 securities were traded versus 43 on Monday and ended with 14 rising, 21 declining and six closing unchanged.
A total of 6,978,401 shares were traded for  22,507,207 compared to 10,381,562 units at $23,676,379 on Monday.
Trading averaged 170,205 shares at $548,956 compared to 241,432 units at $550,613 on Monday, with the month to date, averaging 280,295 shares at $768,458 compared to 287,326 stock units at $782,476 on the previous day.  October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Fosrich led trading with 2.29 million shares for 32.8 percent of total volume followed by Dolla Financial with 1.13 million units for 16.2 percent of the day’s trade and Lasco Financial with 668,804 units for 9.6 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index lost 11.12 points to settle at 3,819.27.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 12. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate ICInsider.com projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial fell 10 cents to end at $20.65 with an exchange of 142 shares, AMG Packaging rose 29 cents to $3 in an exchange of 800 stock units, Blue Power fell 42 cents to $2.68 after trading resulted in 29,743 stocks passing through the market. Consolidated Bakeries popped 40 cents to close at $2.30 after 100 units were exchanged, EduFocal climbed 11 cents in closing at $2.40, with 310,958 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic dropped 20 cents in ending at $3.30 after 6,147 stocks crossed the market. Fosrich declined 17 cents in closing at $3.90 while exchanging 2,287,140 stock units, Future Energy Source dipped 15 cents to $4.96 with an exchange of 184,786 units, Iron Rock Insurance rallied 27 cents to end at $2.57 as 150 stocks crossed the exchange. Knutsford Express shed $1.19 to close at $7.80 as investors exchanged 256 stock units, Lasco Financial gained 15 cents to close at $3.08 trading 668,804 units, Lasco Manufacturing shed 18 cents in closing at $3.80 after a transfer of 109,388 shares. Medical Disposables fell 20 cents to a 52 weeks’ low of $4.90 with investors transferring 7,000 stocks, Spur Tree Spices lost 10 cents to close at $2.84, with 398,706 units clearing the market and Stationery and Office Supplies dropped $1.25 to end at $14.75 with the swapping of 6,923 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

 

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