Junior Market big Thursday drop

The Junior Market Index of the Jamaica Stock Exchanged dropped points to 3,884.06 on Thursday with a 13 percent rise in the volume of stocks trading, following a 23 percent increase in the value passing through the market compared to Wednesday following trading in 46 securities, similar to Wednesday and ended with 15 rising, 22 declining and nine closing unchanged.
A total of 12,623,385 shares were traded for $31,723,485 compared to 11,166,116 units at $25,766,396 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 274,421 shares at $689,641 compared with 242,742 units at $560,139 on Wednesday with the month to date averaging 226,721 units at $573,627 versus 223,871 stock units at $566,697 on Wednesday, the previous day. December closed with an average of 333,420 units at $925,533.
Fosrich led trading with 3.11 million shares for 24.7 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 1.72 million units for 13.6 percent of the day’s trade, Image Plus Consultants with 1.41 million units for 11.2 percent market share, Dolla Financial with 1.38 million units for 10.9 percent market share and Limners and Bards with 1.03 million units for 8.1 percent market share. The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.6. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks uses ICInsider.com projected earnings for the financial year ending that fall between November 2022 and August 2023.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows two stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial rose 49 cents to $24.99 after exchanging six shares, Cargo Handlers fell $1.74 in closing at $11.65 after investors traded 382 stocks, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rose 27 cents to finish at $2.18 in an exchange of 1,520 stock units. Dolphin Cove rallied $1.10 to $14.92 with an exchange of 802 units, Express Catering lost 36 cents to close at $4.72 trading 114,019 units, Fontana gained 30 cents to close at $9.20 with 39,581 shares changing hands. Fosrich shed 26 cents to close at $3.01 in exchanging 3,113,891 stocks, General Accident declined $1.20 to $4.10 in switching 34,018 stock units, Image Plus Consultants gained 9 cents in ending at $1.95 after 1,408,841 stocks were traded. Indies Pharma lost 16 cents to close at $2.60 with investors transferring 209,616 units, KLE Group gained 19 cents to end at $1.90 with one stock unit crossing the market, Limners and Bards dipped 20 cents to $2.20 with the swapping of 1,025,029 shares. Main Event fell 89 cents to $9.11 after investors transferred 3,202 units, Medical Disposables popped 9 cents to end at $4.60 trading 59,036 shares and Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 25 cents to $14.50 after a transfer of 49,516 stock units.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share gained 15 cents in closing at $1.17 in exchanging 852 stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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