Dolla Financial jumps to $3.07

Dolla Financial led trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market on Monday, with 19 million shares for 61 percent of total volume and was the major contributor to the Market Index surging, 111.58 points to 4,314.02. Dolla helped to push the volume of stocks traded by 143 percent more and the value 118 percent more than on Friday as the price jumped 207 percent above the IPO price of $1 to close at $3.07.
All but one of the 46 listed securities traded, up from 41 on Friday, with 23 rising, 14 declining and eight unchanged. JFP Limited was the second highest traded stock, with 3.96 million units for 12.6 percent of the day’s trade and Mailpac Group with 1.0 million units for 3.2 percent of market share.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.7. The PE ratios of Junior Market stocks incorporate projected earnings for companies with financial year end that falls between November this year and August 2023.
A total of 31,376,263 shares traded for $109,876,239 up sharply from 12,919,546 units at $50,357,697 on the Friday. Trading averaged 697,250 shares at $2,441,694 versus 315,111 shares at $1,228,237 on Friday, with month to date, averaging 269,551 units at $1,079,640 compared to 233,169 units at $963,775 on the previous trading day. May closed with an average of 376,907 units at $1,638,631.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial slipped 15 cents to $20.30 after exchanging 6,520 shares, AMG Packaging declined 19 cents in closing at $3.75, with 9,621 stock units crossing the market, CAC 2000 rallied 76 cents to end at $8.38, with 105 stocks changing hands. Cargo Handlers gained $1.24 to close at $12.30 in exchanging 19 units, Caribbean Flavours advanced 25 cents to end at $2.05 and trading of 12,726 units, Consolidated Bakeries rose 8 cents to $1.38 in switching ownership of 287,978 stocks. Dolla Financial popped 75 cents to end at a record $3.07 after closing with 19,097,416 shares changing hands, Elite Diagnostic dropped 25 cents to $3.30 in exchanging 27,569 stock units, Express Catering rose 40 cents to $5.85 with the swapping of 655 stocks. Fontana shed 74 cents to close at $10.06 while exchanging 97,588 stock units, Fosrich fell $1 to end at $30 after trading 511,763 units, Future Energy Source gained 10 cents after finishing at $6.10, with 831,157 shares crossing the exchange. iCreate increased 29 cents in closing at $3.24 after trading 979,125 stocks, Jamaican Teas rose 11 cents to $3.11 with an exchange of 126,602 shares, Jetcon Corporation gained 18 cents to close at $1.43, with 717,968 units changing hands. JFP Limited climbed 12 cents to $1.62, with 3,960,786 stock units clearing the market, Knutsford Express advanced 80 cents to end at $7.80 in trading 2,627 stock units, Lasco Distributors dropped 25 cents to $3.10, with 88,898 units crossing the market. Lasco Manufacturing fell 45 cents to close at $4.50 after an exchange of 192,961 shares, Mailpac Group declined 12 cents to $2.80 after trading 1,003,316 stocks, SSL Venture popped 29 cents ending at 52 weeks closing high of $3.99 while exchanging 472,549 shares. Stationery and Office Supplies lost 45 cents to $12, trading 226,133 stock units and tTech shed 38 cents to end at $3.12 as 1,850 units changed hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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