Buoyant Junior Market

Trading closed on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Thursday, with the volume of stocks traded declining 15 percent with a 20 percent lower value than on Wednesday resulting from 41 trading of securities versus 43 on Wednesday and ended with 21 rising, 16 declining and four closing unchanged.
A total of 17,734,945 shares were traded for $68,426,190 compared to 20,778,103 units at $85,799,358 on Wednesday.
The day’s trading averaged 432,560 shares at $1,668,931 compared to 483,212 stocks at $1,995,334 on Wednesday, with the month to date, averaging 471,994 units at $1,571,412 in line with the 473,842 stock units at $1,566,843 on the previous day. August closed with an average of 407,186 units at $1,330,946.
Future Energy Source led trading with 5.34 million shares for 30.1 percent of total volume, followed by Jamaican Teas with 4.83 million units for 27.2 percent of the day’s trade, Dolla Financial closed with 1.40 million units for 7.9 percent market share, Fosrich accounted for 1.26 million units or 7.1 percent of traded shares and ONE on ONE Educational with 1.07 million units for 6 percent if the market.
At the close, the Junior Market Index rose 10.66 points to settle at 4,193.43. Consolidated Bakeries traded at a 52 weeks’ high in closing at $2.91.
The PE Ratio, a measure of computing appropriate stock values, averages 12.9. 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 five stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, AMG Packaging rose 33 cents to $3.89 with a transfer of 6,579 shares, Blue Power gained 10 cents to close at $3.23 in switching owners of 545 units, Cargo Handlers dipped $2.89 to $11.11 after finishing trading of 2,500 stock units. Dolphin Cove advanced $1.39 to end at $14.49 with investors transferring 9,991 stocks, EduFocal popped 28 cents in closing at $2.65 after an exchange of 133,064 units, Elite Diagnostic climbed 17 cents in closing at $3.50 after 13,732 stock units changed hands. Express Catering increased 19 cents to $5.60 in exchanging 119,573 stocks, General Accident lost 75 cents in ending at $5 and trading 5,000 shares, Honey Bun dropped 36 cents to close at $7.90, with 143,821 shares crossing the market. iCreate declined 20 cents to end at $2.80 with an exchange of 440,985 stock units, Jamaican Teas rallied 24 cents to close at $2.95 after a transfer of 4,827,665 stocks, Knutsford Express advanced 15 cents to end at $7.40 in trading 4,508 units. Spur Tree Spices rose 16 cents to $3.46, with 797,951 units clearing the market, Stationery and Office Supplies popped 45 cents in closing at $16.10 while exchanging 8,000 stock units and tTech gained 39 cents to $2.99 after an exchange of a mere one share.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

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