Junior Market rallies into month end

The volume of stocks trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market on Tuesday rose moderately over Monday’s trade after 15 percent fewer funds entered the market compared to Monday, but the margin rose above Mondays’ close but ended down nearly 27 points for the month.
The market closed with 36 securities trading up from 34 on Monday and ended with 18 rising, 10 declining and eight, closing unchanged. At the close, the Junior Market Index increased 25.97 points to settle at 3,368.11.
The PE Ratio, a measure used in computing appropriate stock values, averages 14.4. The PE ratio of each stock is shown in the chart below, is based on earnings forecasted by ICInsider.com for companies with their financial year ending up to August 2022.
Trading ended with 3,944,569 shares changing hands for $13,899,422 compared to 3,434,946 units at $16,310,151 on Monday. Indies Pharma led trading with 525,785 shares for 13.3 percent of total volume, followed by iCreate with 492,593 units for 12.5 percent of the day’s trade and Future Energy Source with 449,533 units for 11.4 percent market share.
Trading averaged 109,571 shares at $386,095 in contrast to 101,028 shares at $479,710 on Monday and the month to date, averaging  160,358 units at $581,730, compared to 162,748 units at $590,936 on Monday. October closed with an average of 162,777 units at $557,275.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial advanced 75 cents to $20.75, trading 8,637 shares, Caribbean Assurance Brokers rallied 7 cents to $2.49, with 44,200 stock units crossing the exchange, Consolidated Bakeries climbed 35 cents in closing at $1.51 in exchanging 5,502 units. Dolphin Cove spiked 53 cents to $13 while exchanging 232,273 stocks, Elite Diagnostic lost 14 cents to end at $3.06 with 49,422 stocks changing hands, Fosrich dropped 24 cents to $8.50 after exchanging 31,127 stock units. General Accident popped 49 cents to $6.49 as 1,100 units changed hands, Indies Pharma gained 51 cents in ending at $3.50 while exchanging 525,785 shares, Jetcon Corporation rose 18 cents to close at $1.08 in trading 4,000 shares. KLE Group shed 82 cents to $2.30 after exchanging 32,978 stocks, Knutsford Express fell 49 cents to $7.51 with the swapping of 1,467 stock units, Lasco Distributors increased 19 cents to $3.20 in switching ownership of 28,737 units. Limners and Bards advanced 9 cents to end at $3.69 after 139,628 stocks crossed the market, Lumber Depot popped 7 cents to close at $2.94, trading 214,857 stock units, Medical Disposables declined 93 cents in closing at $5.76, with 3,800 shares changing hands. Paramount Trading fell 17 cents to $1.04 in an exchange of 400,900 units and Stationery and Office Supplies declined 10 cents to $6, with 5,795 stocks clearing the market.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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