Dolla falls on the Junior Market

Last week’s newly listed Dolla Financial continued trading as the outstanding Junior Market stock on Wednesday as it had its second best volume changing hands of 43 million units, following Tuesday’s exchange of 63.3 million shares, resulting in a 27 percent fall in the volume of stocks traded, with the value falling 26 percent from that on Tuesday.
Market activity ended with 42 securities trading versus 39 on Tuesday, with 17 rising, 17 declining and eight closing unchanged. The Junior Market Index slipped 2.48 points to 4,387.14 at the close.
The PE Ratio, a measure in computing appropriate stock values, averages 13. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate projected earnings for companies with financial year ends that fall between November this year and August 2023.
A total of 53,578,778 shares traded for $189,107,558 against 73,506,120 units at $255,054,005 on the Tuesday. Trading averaged 1,275,685 shares at $4,502,561 versus 1,884,772 shares at $6,539,846 on Tuesday with month to date, averaging 430,240 units at $1,624,237 compared to 372,314 units at $1,427,027 on the previous trading day. May closed with an average of 376,907 units at $1,638,631.
Dolla Financial led trading with 42.67 million shares for 79.6 percent of total volume, followed by Future Energy Source with 2.04 million units for 3.8 percent of the day’s trade. JFP Limited ended with 1.28 million units for 2.4 percent market share, Tropical Battery traded 1.24 million units for 2.3 percent market share and Mailpac Group ended with 1.12 million units for 2.1 percent market share.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging rallied 45 cents, ending at a 52 weeks’ high of $4.93 in exchanging 37,033 shares, Cargo Handlers climbed 29 cents to end at $12.59 after trading 30,030 stock units, Caribbean Cream shed 15 cents to close at $5 after exchanging 102 units. Consolidated Bakeries gained 8 cents in closing at $1.37 in switching ownership of 25,287 stocks, Dolla Financial fell 28 cents to close at $2.94 with the swapping of 42,665,413 units, EduFocal dropped 25 cents to $2.65, with 582,179 stocks crossing the exchange. Elite Diagnostic declined by 8 cents in ending at $3.30 and closed with 168,617 shares changing hands, Everything Fresh advanced 8 cents to $1.33 with 82,173 stock units traded, Express Catering rose 55 cents to end at $6 while exchanging 52,950 units. Fontana lost 36 cents in closing at $10.25 as 151,577 stock units crossed the market, Future Energy Source lost 21 cents in closing at $6, with 2,036,493 stocks changing hands, General Accident shed 20 cents in ending at $5.60 with 26,028 shares clearing the market. Honey Bun dropped 49 cents to end at $8.51 with an exchange of 10,146 stocks, Indies Pharma popped 14 cents to close at $3.45 after exchanging 104,147 stock units, Jamaican Teas increased 19 cents to $3.39 in an exchange of 71,874 units. JFP Limited fell 9 cents to close at $1.60 in trading 1,276,630 shares, Lasco Distributors declined 17 cents in closing at $3.05 after 121,964 stocks crossed the market, Lumber Depot fell 10 cents to $3.20 and finishing trading of 232,481 shares. SSL Venture climbed 47 cents ending at $3.85 while exchanging 363,321 units and Tropical Battery increased 30 cents to end at $3.08 in exchanging 1,235,845 stock units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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