Gains and losses even on Junior Market

Trading was pretty steady on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Wednesday, compared with market activity on Tuesday, with the volume of stocks traded declining a mere 7 percent as the value slipped 16 percent from that on Tuesday, following trading in 40 securities down from 43 on Tuesday and ended with stocks rising and declining sharing 17 each leaving six unchanged.
A total of 7,838,155 shares were traded for $20,403,040, down from 8,389,729 units at $24,298,687 on Tuesday.
Trading averaged 195,954 shares at $510,076 versus 195,110 units at $565,086 on Tuesday with the month to date, averaging 253,261 units at $680,540, against 258,128 stocks at $695,016 on Tuesday the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
Jamaican Teas led trading with 1.86 million shares for 23.8 percent of total volume, followed by JFP Ltd with 994,183 units for 12.7 percent of the day’s trade and ONE on ONE Educational with 641,325 units for 8.2 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index dropped 26.95 points to close at 3,972.26.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.4. 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 four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial lost $2.20 to end at $20.70 after an exchange of 10,638 shares, Cargo Handlers popped $1.87 in closing at $13 as investors exchanged 14 stocks, Caribbean Cream gained 14 cents in ending at $4 after trading 250 stock units. Dolla Financial dipped 10 cents to $3.27, with 637,579 units changing hands, Dolphin Cove rose 40 cents to close at $13.40 after a transfer of 534 shares, Everything Fresh climbed 10 cents to close at $1.70 after an exchange of 79,283 stocks. Fontana declined 15 cents to $8.85 after 98,255 stock units crossed the exchange, Fosrich fell 17 cents to $4.38 with 414,495 units passing through the market, General Accident dipped 70 cents to $4.40 while exchanging 10,000 shares. Honey Bun increased 29 cents in closing at $6.79 with an exchange of 2,331 stocks, Iron Rock Insurance shed 30 cents to end at $2.30 with 32,247 units changing hands, Jamaican Teas rallied 22 cents in closing at $2.50 after trading 1,864,447 stock units. Knutsford Express advanced 80 cents to close at $8.80 in exchanging 19,820 shares, Lasco Financial declined 11 cents to $2.72 with the swapping of 25,623 stock units, Limners and Bards gained 10 cents in ending at $2.50 as 41,764 units crossed the market. Main Event rallied 50 cents in closing at $12 after exchanging 1,433 stocks, MFS Capital Partners dipped 15 cents to $2.75, with 366,867 stock units crossing the market, Spur Tree Spices dropped 11 cents to $3.05 trading 485,518 units and Stationery and Office Supplies shed 90 cents to end at $15.95, with 3,083 stocks clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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