4 straight days decline for Junior Market

The Junior Market declined for a fourth consecutive day at the close of trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Wednesday, after the volume of stocks traded fell 25 percent, with a 12 percent lower value than on Tuesday, with 45 securities trading up from 41 on Tuesday and prices of 15 rising, 22 declining and eight closing unchanged.
A total of 6,517,560 shares were traded for $21,338,285 compared to 8,671,745 units at $24,272,423 on Tuesday. 
Trading averaged 144,835 shares at $474,184 compared to 211,506 stock units at $592,010 on Tuesday with the month to date, averaging 287,877 units at $962,177 versus 309,333 stock units at $1,035,376 on the previous day. September closed with an average of 470,099 units at $1,578,447.
Spur Tree Spices led trading with 963,598 shares for 14.8 percent of total volume, followed by Lumber Depot with 876,767 units for 13.5 percent of the day’s trade and Future Energy Source with 675,624 units for 10.4 percent market share.
The Junior Market Index dropped 25.60 points to close at 4,116.34.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.5. 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 two with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial increased 84 cents to close at $25.15 while exchanging 238 shares, AMG Packaging rallied 20 cents in closing at $3.80 after trading 57,009 stocks, Caribbean Assurance Brokers dipped 16 cents to end at $2.29, with 24,433 stock units changing hands. Consolidated Bakeries rose 22 cents to $2.60, with 1,456 units passing through the market, Dolphin Cove declined 22 cents to $13.75 with investors transferring 1,936 shares, Everything Fresh fell 24 cents to $1.57 in an exchange of 14,205 units. Express Catering lost 21 cents to end at $5.08 after exchanging 14,041 stock units, Fontana climbed 10 cents to $9.40 after a transfer of 94,162 stocks, General Accident shed 15 cents in closing at $5 in switching ownership of 10,243 units. Iron Rock Insurance gained 40 cents to close at $2.50, with 7,132 shares crossing the market, Knutsford Express dropped 40 cents to end at $7.60 with an exchange of 25,870 stock units, Main Event popped $1.19 to $8.90 after investors exchanged 30,824 stocks. Paramount Trading lost 17 cents at $1.78, with 54,626 shares clearing the market, Stationery and Office Supplies fell 99 cents to $15.01, with 24,586 units crossing the exchange, Tropical Battery advanced 17 cents to close at $2.57 with a transfer of 58,319 stock units and tTech climbed 45 cents to $3.05 in an exchange of nine no stocks.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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