Junior Market jumps

A 12 percent fall in the volume of stocks traded, following an 11 percent decline in the value of funds entering the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Tuesday, but the declined in trading failed to stop the market from rising at the close, with trading in 41 securities against 42 on Monday, ending with 18 rising, 14 declining and 9 closing unchanged.
A total of 4,506,827 shares valued at $12,167,838 were traded compared to 5,099,286 units at $13,601,067 on Monday.
Trading averaged 109,923 shares at $296,777 compared with 121,412 units at $323,835 on Monday, with a month to date average of 250,933 units at $676,433 compared to 257,803 stock units at $694,789 on the previous day. October closed with an average of 264,407 units at $832,036.
ONE on ONE Educational led trading with 785,329 shares for 17.4 percent of total volume, followed by JFP Ltd with 485,798 units for 10.8 percent of the day’s trade and Dolla Financial with 445,647 units for 9.9 percent market share.
At the close, the Junior Market Index jumped 40.33 points to settle at 3,892.15.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.2. 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 six stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and three with lower offers.
At the close, Blue Power rose 51 cents to $3.20 with 82 shares clearing the market, Cargo Handlers jumped $2.14 to $11.64 in trading 118 stock units, Consolidated Bakeries dipped 30 cents ending at $1.80 after 14,400 stocks passed through the market. Dolphin Cove gained 10 cents in closing at $13.40 with the swapping of 4,645 units, iCreate increased 8 cents to $1.94 in switching ownership of 35,766 shares, Indies Pharma rallied 8 cents to close at $2.70 in transferring 3,702 units. JFP Ltd popped 13 cents in ending at $1.61 with an exchange of 485,798 stock units, Limners and Bards gained 16 cents to settle at $2.76 in trading 2,029 stocks, Lumber Depot popped 11 cents to end at $2.42 in exchanging 283,339 stocks. Main Event shed 20 cents in closing at $9.80 after a transfer of 56,070 shares, MFS Capital Partners advanced 13 cents to $2.79 with investors transferring 346,960 stock units and Tropical Battery fell 12 cents in closing at $2.34 with an exchange of 77,339 units.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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