Trading surges on junior Market

The most prominent trade on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday was SSL Venture Capital accounting for nearly 92 percent of the day’s volume and pushing the volume of stocks traded up 560 percent more than on Wednesday, with the value surging 547 percent and leading to 46 securities trading versus 44 on the previous day, with 15 rising, 24 declining and seven closing unchanged.

The Junior Market Index rose 19.64 points to end at 4,174.54. 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.
Overall, 67,565,648 shares were traded for $220,496,708 compared to 10,233,350 units at $34,092,043 on Wednesday. Trading averaged 1,468,818 shares at $4,793,407 versus 232,576 shares at $774,819 on Wednesday, with month to date, averaging 671,200 units at $2,199,173 compared to 244,567 units at $811,560 on the previous trading day. July closed with an average of 512,709 units at $2,574,304.
SSL Venture led trading with 61.87 million shares for 91.6 percent of total volume, followed by Dolla Financial with 1.58 million units for 2.3 percent of the day’s trade and Fosrich with 1.08 million units for 1.6 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows none ending with a bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, CAC 2000 dropped $1 to $7.50 with an exchange of 1,847 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers shed 14 cents to end at $2.36, with 38,566 stocks clearing the market, Caribbean Cream increased 16 cents in closing at $4.20 after 237 units crossed the exchange. Consolidated Bakeries fell 10 cents to $1.30, with 31,244 stock units changing hands, Dolphin Cove declined $1 to close at $14.60 in exchanging 11,774 stocks, Elite Diagnostic lost 14 cents to end at $3.45 in trading 64,485 stock units. Everything Fresh gained 10 cents in closing at $1.38 after exchanging 16,872 units, General Accident climbed 40 cents to $5.90 after trading 11 shares and iCreate rallied 10 cents to $4.50 in an exchange of 469,507 stocks. Indies Pharma popped 33 cents to close at $3.18, with 15,875 stock units changing hands, Iron Rock Insurance declined 31 cents to end at $2.96, with 6,186 units crossing the market, Jamaican Teas slipped 14 cents to $2.52 in switching ownership of 126,700 shares. Lasco Financial dropped 10 cents in closing at $2.70 after exchanging 163,334 shares, Limners and Bards rose 14 cents to $2.88 after trading 18 stock units, Lumber Depot shed 32 cents to close at $2.86 with an exchange of 33,808 stocks. Mailpac Group advanced 13 cents to end at $2.46 with the swapping of 166,835 units, Main Event fell 33 cents to close at $7.17 while exchanging 6,030 stock units, Medical Disposables fell $1.10 in closing at $6.20 while exchanging 14,318 shares. SSL Venture rose 71 cents to $3.59 in trading 61,865,246 stocks, Stationery and Office Supplies declined $1.35 after ending at $18.50 with the swapping of 12,918 units and tTech popped 30 cents to $3.33, with 570 stocks changing hands.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% preference share dropped 14 cents to close at $1.05 in exchanging 271 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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