Junior Market falls for three days

For a third day, the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange closed lower on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded rising 22 percent, valued 9 percent more than on Monday as trading occurred in 41 securities down from 45 on Monday and ended with 14 rising, 19 declining and eight unchanged.
Investors exchanged 8,671,745 shares at a value of $24,272,423 up from 7,098,706 units at $22,345,448 on Monday.
Trading averaged 211,506 shares at $592,010 compared to 157,749 shares at $496,566 on Monday with month to date, averaging 309,333 units at $1,035,376 compared to 324,819 stock units at $1,105,561 on the previous day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Tropical Battery led trading with 3.13 million shares for 36.1 percent of total volume followed by ONE on ONE Educational with 1.13 million units for 13 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich with 859,922 units for 9.9 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index shed 15.18 points to settle at 4,141.94.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5. 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.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging declined 20 cents to $3.60, with 968 shares crossing the market, Consolidated Bakeries dropped 22 cents to $2.38 while exchanging 47,334 stocks, Dolphin Cove increased 97 cents to $13.97, with 571 stock units crossing the market. Fontana gained 28 cents to end at $9.30 with a transfer of 63,071 units, Iron Rock Insurance fell 65 cents to close at $2.10, with an exchange of 640 units, ISP Finance rose $3 to close at $20 in trading four stocks. Knutsford Express climbed 20 cents in closing at $8, as 25,749 shares passed through the market, Lasco Manufacturing fell 17 cents to $4.03 with investors transferring 11,890 stock units, Main Event rallied 14 cents to end at $7.71 as investors exchanged 2,800 stock units. MFS Capital Partners shed 10 cents in ending at $2.90 after switching ownership of 56,562 shares, Paramount Trading advanced 17 cents to $1.95 after a transfer of 9,900 stocks, Spur Tree Spices dipped 14 cents in closing at $3.55 with an exchange of 605,286 units. Tropical Battery dropped 19 cents to end at $2.40 after trading 3,127,895 units and tTech lost 50 cents after ending at $2.60 with an exchange of 40,348 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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