Junior Market plunges 112 points

On Monday, trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, as the market Index plunged 112.43 points to settle at 4,196.68. The volume of stocks traded declined 38 percent and the value 40 percent more than on Friday, leading to 44 securities trading versus 42 on Friday and ended with 14 rising, 24 falling and six closed unchanged.
The Volume of stocks traded fell sharply to 8,001,420 shares but with a much larger value of $72,466,003 versus 12,922,133 units at $51,588,178 on Friday. Trading averaged 181,850 shares at $1,646,955 in contrast to 307,670 shares at $1,228,290 on Friday with month to date, averaging 565,323 units at $2,952,498 compared to 590,210 units at $3,037,223 on the previous trading day. June closed with an average of 429,016 units at $1,630,104.
For a sixth consecutive day, Dolla Financial led trading, with 1.83 million shares trading on Monday for 22.9 percent of total volume, followed by Fosrich with 1.41 million units for 17.7 percent of the day’s trade one day before it starts trading ex-split on Tuesday that will result in ten stocks for each one currently owned and JFP Limited with 821,113 units for 10.3 percent market share.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.8. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate 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 five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one stock with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial dropped $3.09 in closing at $20 in exchanging seven shares, AMG Packaging fell 50 cents to end at $3.50 in trading 331,842 stocks, CAC 2000 dipped 10 cents to $8.40, with 3,725 units crossing the market. Cargo Handlers shed $1.90 in ending at $11.40 and trading 39,715 stocks, Caribbean Assurance Brokers dipped 11 cents to close at $2.30 while exchanging 5,487 shares, Caribbean Cream rose 20 cents in closing at $4.50 with the swapping of 120,453 units. EduFocal increased 22 cents to $2.49, with 181,071 stock units crossing the exchange, Express Catering declined 30 cents to end at $5.65 after exchanging 9,584 stocks, Fosrich fell 54 cents to $36.50 in switching ownership of 1,412,392 stock units. General Accident shed $1.18 to close at a 52 weeks’ low of $4.81, with 10,169 units crossing the market, iCreate advanced 14 cents to end at $4.64 in an exchange of 489,711 stocks, Jamaican Teas fell 14 cents to $2.60 and closed, with an exchange of 199,634 shares. Knutsford Express dropped 49 cents to close at $6.90 with 5,754 units changing hands, Lasco Financial gained 11 cents in ending at $3 after exchanging 27,801 stocks, Mailpac Group shed 14 cents in closing at $2.36 and trading 135,783 shares. Main Event declined 70 cents to $7.20, with 18,119 stock units changing hands, Medical Disposables popped 20 cents at $7, with 157,027 stock units clearing the market, SSL Venture rallied 74 cents to end at a record high of $4.04 as 290,689 stocks crossed the exchange and Stationery and Office Supplies climbed $2 to close at $17 in exchanging 24,382 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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